Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Series: Mirza Yawar Baig - Living Islam
Hola Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala, mousseline, Muhammad Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi, WA he was a little sisters.
We had a very big storm in,
in America yesterday came all the way down from the south and
came to where we are in, in Connecticut. And the result of that strong was that we have been out of
power electricity for now over 48 hours.
The benefit of being out of power for 48 hours is that I am regarding these
The benefit of being out of power
for 48 hours is that I have been now recording these lessons in the house of a dear friend of ours, Dr Shaka nothign
and hamdulillah we have some new new nice new locations, locations with
lots of lovely flowers.
Chocolate and his wife are avid gardeners as you can see.
And I'm trying to take advantage of their efforts to, for us to share that beauty of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala in our lesson today of living Islam, the message continues to be the same, it is the same message in
in everything that I
tried try to practice try to advise or try to teach and that
is to live by what we profess.
If there is a
credibility falls through the gap between talk and walk,
this is true for religion, this is true for character, this is true in leadership. Everything is is interlinked. They're not stand alone, by themselves. And so therefore, it is essential that we walk our talk, if we want to have credibility, if we want to believe if we want to have people who
will listen to us who are influenced by us, then we cannot afford to say something and do something else. And take the view that well just listen to what I have to say to you. Pay attention to that. And don't worry about
practicing. I mean this doesn't work. I just absolutely don't
to say or do something, then we have to also practices. Now,
Babylon sisters, we are looking at
lessons from living Islam. And we are looking at therefore, what is it that we need to do
in order to practice our religion. And we are following the Kitab the book, which is called Living Islam,
which I combined
in order for us to be able to learn these things and to
teach and learn and practice these
in our lives.
My brothers sisters,
last Ronald dalla Salam said in the
in the beautiful Hadees which is in tsunami that
he said will soon summon one another to attack you as people when in when eating, invite others to share in the food. So let me repeat that.
Time will come on you when people meaning your enemies will call each other they will summon each other
to attack you. And he gave an example and he said that is like people invite each other to share in a meal.
So somebody asked, Will that be because of our small numbers at the time you're
not sunedison Sam said no. You will be numerous. Your numbers of issues will be numerous at that time, but you will be frost
And scum, like that carried down by a torrent of water.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala will take the fear
of the breasts, the hearts of your enemy.
And he will cast Alva hand into your hearts.
So, they asked him the Sahaba, because they were used to, they were used to being small in number, yet being highly powerful, influential. They were used to being small in number yet they were the rulers, they were used to being small in number. Yet they were people who were role models for the rest of the world. So they said, this is a strange thing.
People are inviting each other
to come and attack us. So obviously, maybe that's because we wouldn't have dwindled, our numbers would have dwindled to very few. And that is the reason why people feel brave enough to attack us. Now, as soon as I sell them. To their astonishment, he says no, that's not the reason. He says that is not the reason you will be numerous, you will be far more than what you are in number today.
Just think about that, if you look at the numbers of Muslims, in the lifetime of a source, so let's go to the his last day when the solar system passed away, people made various estimates of the number of people who prayed he Salatu jhanas and they said roughly about maybe 100,000 people or 120,000 people if you go a little bit
you know less than a year before that
in his the Hajj that he did, which we call a gentle vada
and that's the only has yielded. So lasala he was they say that the number of Muslims who are with him in the Hajj was around 125,000 people now give or take a few more you know people who could not come for that Hajj or people who could not come to participate in the funeral. salado janazah officers are seldom people who are in different other
a very eminent people
are Muslim and Kalani Rasul Allah, for example, and others
were in Yemen, and but who could not come to meet receive a license element. That's why even though they were the contemporaries of sahaabah
always Academy for example.
They were the contemporaries of Sahaba rasa knew about them, I will tell you something that he said about we always tell Kearney and also something we know about our Muslim colony, both of whom came to Medina after a solar system passed away, but during his lifetime, they could not come for various reasons. So they were there. I mean, they these people were there, but they could not participate in either of these great events. So to give it a few more, we are talking about I can probably safely say that we are talking about less than 200,002 lakhs Muslims in the whole world. At the time, seventh century,
we are getting close to 2 billion. Now where is 200,000? And wait, where is 2 billion? Now 1.5 billion is, you know, sort of an accepted figure, and maybe more. So I'm just trying to kind of round off figures. So I'm saying where is
200,000? And where is 2 billion of close to 2,000,000,001 and a half billion right? Now, despite that, so let's say at a time will come on you when you will be huge in numbers very numerous, but people, your enemies will have no fear of you and your enemies will invite each other, to
destroy you to kill you to attack you. Just like people invite each other to eat from a plate to eat a meal
and deserve a serious life we are if you had that many. Why will we have like the form which is carried on the surface of a flood? I don't know how many of you have seen flood waters I've had the opportunity to see them a few times in my life. And that's a beautiful description of the flotsam which is called
which comes on top of the flood because when the flood waters come the first part of the flood is flowing through a dry stream bed or events and this dries
Better riverbed has collected dry leaves and twigs and all kinds of stuff. And when the flood water comes the floodwater just takes it and goes, and because the flood water is so huge, and it is so powerful, obviously, none of that lemon dry leaves can and can't withstand the force of the floodwaters. So they just everything is just floating on top of that flood water. And it's gone, it just it just goes. Now, the
this is a beautiful example the nosa Islam game, which is that no matter how big that form looks, no matter how you know massive Latino weight. Now, if you those of you who speak I mean even in English, we have this, we have this
meaning another meaning of weight, we say the weight is to something even we have when we are doing some kind of critical analysis, we say what is the weightage to that you give to each of these factors, here are the five factors related to the subject that we are talking about the what is the weight is that you are giving to each of these factors. So this is a, this is a common term that we use, even in, in English. But the this term is very commonly used in our other languages in Arabic, in order to in Farsi and so on. Weight of something wasn't of something means it's worth, it means its value, it means the degree to which that thing we know again, carries weight right under
degrees, degree to which that thing is significant. Know your volume will be huge, your weight will be nothing.
Think about is this is an aside, but it's I think it's an important thing inshallah,
when we meet Allah subhanho wa Taala. Gentlemen, what did Allah subhanaw taala say will happen? What will be set up?
A weighing balance? Or a counting machine?
What will be? What will we be assessed on?
The value the significance, the wait, the worth of our deeds? Or the number of our deeds? Will they be counting the number of Salawat? May Allah forgive us if they count the number of salaat? Also we are we are lost? Because how about do we pray anyway. But the point is that
what will be counted the number of prayers or the weight of the prayer, the value of that prayer,
the degree to which that prayer was something which Allah subhanaw taala access, we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to accept our prayers and accept our Salawat and accept our liquor by making it
by enhancing it by making it equal to what is acceptable to him.
And not to and not to
count it with justice, but to count it with his mercy and His forgiveness and shall. So where do is a very significant thing, that weight means that something which has value which has significance, and here are also notice what I'm saying that your weight will be zero, in which we will not see
numbers, who cares?
Who cares? Because numbers don't mean anything I mean numbers do not mean anything at all.
What means what has value what has meaning is the wages of something. Now, just as I remind you of myself that
then this Havas
Allah subhanho wa Taala this will happen because Allah will take away
your fear from the hearts of your enemies, your enemies will no longer fear you.
You know, Sun Tzu was read this book called The Art of War. And Sun Tzu says that the
the greatest general is the one who never fights
who never actually goes into battle. Now, how does he manage to do that? He manages to do that because
of what something else he does, which is called propaganda, I call it his PR, you know, call it whatever you like. Now, because of which fear is cast into the hearts of his enemies.
So they think twice before attacking that gender. So Sun Tzu says this, you know very
and it's a it's a book written by the great philosopher, Sun Tzu. And of course, obviously, it's translated into into English and that's it. But it's very well well worth reading from a leadership context.
So, there is no sort of a saying Alice Renata will remove this from the hearts of people
and he will cast van into your hearts.
And someone asked him, I said jasola What is
he said hobo dunya Baccarat here
that this is how badania Baccarat here, he said it is the love of the world. And it is the dislike or fear of death.
right now my brother has to let me repeat this is
completely without any interruptions first lesson of the people will soon summon one another to attack you, as people do when when they are eating, when they're eating. They invite others to share their food. Someone asked will that be because of our small numbers at that time? He replied, No, he would be numerous at that time. But you will be fraught and scum like that carried down by a torrent on water. And Allah Allah Allah Allah Who will take the fear of you from the breasts, the hearts of your enemy, and he will cast a Lohan into your hearts. Someone asked him jasola Salah, what is Alva? And he replied, love of the world and dislike of death. And this is in Sudan without
my brother and sisters, I remind myself a new last minute Allah sent us this beautiful deed for us to understand it and to practice it. Now, think about this. today one of the things that
this COVID has really
highlighted as highlighting it is such a amazing thing. The more I reflect on this COVID The more I see how this is such a blessing for the Muslims, for the for those who believe in Allah subhanaw taala It is such a huge blessing for us. If we only see it in the right perspective. I'm not saying when I say blessing, I'm not saying you asked for it. No, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to remove this from the world. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to cure the sickness of all those who are affected by We ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect all those who are not affected by it. And we ask Allah to leave us. But we also ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to learn the lessons from this amazing thing
that Allah Subhana Allah sent us. This does this reflect on the fact that when history is written, and if anyone bothers to write about the generation that saw COVID, your and my name will be written in that we are the generation which saw COVID We are the generation which were affected by COVID. Who died of COVID? And nobody else has this within quotes distinction. Now you might say, Well, you know, I'm sorry, I don't want to know, it's not a question of what you want or not what the question is what Allah has written? What are you going to do with that? Right? What are you going to do with that? Or what is it is it what we are going to do with it is given into our hands, now we can choose
to moan and groan and complain and, and so on and so forth, and learn nothing from it. Or we can choose to learn some of the most valuable life lessons that we can possibly know. And one of those most valuable life lessons is like a slap in the face does go look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, truly ask yourself because Allah knows the truth of the answer. You don't have to talk to anybody. You don't have to respond to anybody. You don't have to answer anybody else about that. It's for yourself. Stand in front of the mirror and ask yourself, are you ready to die?
Again, when I'm saying if you if you say the answer, I don't fear COVID. I'm not saying throw away. Stop washing your hands. So that would be stupid. that that would be completely stupid. For example, if I asked you, and I'll tell you why that is so stupid. Because if I asked you are you afraid of dying in a car accident?
Which idiot will say no.
Of course we are all afraid of dying in a car accident. But does that prevent us from driving? No.
We take precautions we drive sensibly. We don't drive like maniacs.
We follow the rules. We wear seatbelts. So we take all that away, take all the precautions and we drive an umbrella. Even though the number of
you know people who die in car crashes is enormous. Insha Allah subhanaw taala will protect us and he has protected us.
So when I'm asking you go look in the mirror and ask yourself, are you afraid of dying of COVID? I'm not saying don't take
precaution boundaries, take all your precautions. But ask yourself are you living? What am I not ready to die now? I mean, how many times have you heard this statement? And I've heard this statement it makes me so sad. When a Muslim says this I am not ready to die in Allah when
you are not ready to meet Allah subhanaw taala. And don't give me that, that that I know I'm constrained sometimes about the words that I that I would like to use. Don't give me that spiel
about saying, Oh, you know what, I have not really done anything. Good. Until now. Well, my foot I've got two questions. First of all, why not? Why not? You live 3040 5060 years you didn't do anything good. Why not?
So stop fooling yourself. Stop doing this in order we have this is a moto.
Bionicle moto moto. Seriously?
My core which is Nicaragua, Nicaragua. Nicaragua. Cora Cora, Cora Bella, sir j Jaguar yagura.
I didn't know who told you not to do anything who stopped you?
So first and foremost, forget all this nonsensical rubbish. Second thing is,
since when have you imagined that even if we live for 6000 years, that you are ever going to do something which is worthy of Allah subhanaw taala is acceptance.
I didn't do anything that's true.
So that is why Allah is merciful. That is why I have opened Allah's mercy. That is why I have opened on us forgiveness.
Am I going to go to Allah subhanaw taala say, Allah,
Allah, listen to this one right? Now I have done this great thing,
which I think is worthy of you, you can possibly refuse that. So here is my gift to you. So give me Jana. I want to say that
there is a story of somebody who tried to say that
observe that there was a man in the people of the among the peoples of past who Allah.
Now this is one of the wise man, so he may not
make everything easy for me. Right? Give me where I'm sitting, give me my vote and my result and everything else, please make it easy. And give me the ability to worship you continuously without any interruption.
So Allah subhanaw taala made this possible for him, Allah gave him whatever he needed, Allah gave him good health, Allah subhanaw taala freedom from every, you know, everything else.
And this man worshipped Allah subhanho wa Taala very sincerely and beautifully and in a very pious manner, for 500 years.
And then he died.
So don't be upset when this man
goes to forum last minute Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala is pleased with him because he has done all this work. So let's move on to the acestream.
Go into Jana, with my mercy.
Allah, I worshiped you for 500 years.
So I want to go into Jana, but based on my effort, so I want you to give me Jenna, because you are just with your justice, not with your mercy.
You might say, Well, you know, that's a really stupid thing to say. But human beings are stupid. So what do you do? So this man makes a statement?
And how did I come here? I came here by saying that if you stand in front of the mirror, and if you ask yourself, Am I ready to die? And if you are saying to yourself, no, no, I don't want this COVID I'm not ready to die. And then you ask yourself, why not? And you say, I don't know. You know, I have not done anything good to present before Allah subhanaw taala. I said to you, that you have lived for 3040 5060 years. First question is Why did you not do anything? Nobody stopped you? Why did you not do it? Secondly, is even if you didn't do it, why do you imagine that you are ever going to be able to do something which will be worthy of standing on its own before the justice of Allah.
So don't fool yourself. Right? Do not fool yourself.
The reason you are afraid to die is something else. It's not because you didn't do anything could face that because that's the only way that you wouldn't be able to correct that. So here, this man says, I will go into Jannah by your justice. Allah subhanaw taala says to him, and this is our last round Allah Allah so merciful to give them equal chance after chance after chance. So Allah Allah says to him, go into Jana with my mercy and forgiveness
now answer no
I work for this. I worked for this, I want my fair share. I want my fair reward. I want your bio justice to go into general, not by your mercy.
Now the will the arrogance of human beings has no has no limit. Alex Martinez says to him for a third time go into Jana with my mercy and forgiveness damages. No, I don't want gonna like this.
I will go into Jana, with your justice because I work for it. Tomorrow that is fine. He says to the Malaika
on this scale, put his worship on one pan and put his eyesight on the other band.
Because if you want justice, then you have to pay for what you got. Right? You did something about you got something else. So if you want to balance your account, then there is a debit side and the credit side, you can have an account which
has only one side. So is it alright, so if you want your account balance, on the debit side, you got eyesight, pay for that. So when they put the eyesight, eyesight alone is worth more than 500 years of worship. Now, those of you who want to imagine that picture of mine with these beautiful flowers, and I'd be happy behind me now just shut your eyes and just listen to my voice. And tell me is that the same?
Do these flowers, these beautiful colors? Do they have any value or not?
And that's a very simplistic a very fundamental, very basic way of understanding the value of eyesight.
So now the man has got no deeds zero.
So, Allah says now,
you have zero deeds, what Where do you go? You went to john, he said this is justice
out of the sisters
stand in front of the mirror, face it, ask yourself
are you ready to die?
And if you are not ready to die, ask yourself why. And you will see that the words of our soldiers are the truth sadakazu
Our hearts are filled with hobo dunya and Cara he
would love for this dunya and with dislike of death what is death?
Tell me what is dead.
I always give this example because in order to have the word in the car is when we say somebody died you say in car in the car in the car means
it means he shifted his location. He moved
from this place to that place
we move from the from this alum
of Boucher, Alamo Shahada into the
into the world of the bursa.
That's all it is. It's not cessation of life. It is not an isolation.
It is moving from one state of life.
Another state of life.
Worrying about your wife and children and a family for what are you the Creator,
you are responsible for them. fulfill that trust. While you are there.
Give them the best. Treat them the best. look after them.
Do the therapy of your children.
Your spouse, your wife husband,
be good to them, be kind to them, be polite to the honor them.
If they make a mistake, forgive it. Don't sit in judgment on them because Allah will sit in judgment on you.
Seriously, I mean it's amazing people pile up all this you know and then they have this whole it's like the the the Kitab of the AMA which is read out the moment you make a mistake or you know that they did this and that you did this or that the law whatever your heart is full of garbage.
Your heart is full of garbage because all that you that you are all that is there in your heart. Is all the wrong that your spouse did
for all the years and you collected is garbage.
And every once in a while you are living out is garbage for what?
Believe me that is all that you will have left when your husband or your wife dies all the bad
memories. Is that what you want?
Is that what you want?
forgive, forgive, forgive, because you want the forgiveness of Allah.
Collect the good stuff.
Collect the good stuff. And say my husband were like this. My wife was like this Good, good, good. And if somebody says How come you
know they made mistakes, but I also had mistakes. So I remember my mistakes
don't collect garbage.
They don't collect garbage.
Of You may have noticed in this video, a garbage truck came. You drove past at the back here. If I tell you, what is your dream car, would you want to buy a garbage truck?
dream car Garbage truck, you can buy them.
So solar Sonam said
about the love of dystonia. By all means, appreciate it.
You know, I want you there is nobody because there are plenty of you. But I'm one of those who appreciates the beauty of this,
of this creation that Allah created.
For me, nothing but nothing gives me more happiness, than to be sitting out in the bush or out in a garden or out in some natural environment.
Listening to sounds of birds and animals.
I mean, this this mic is not powerful enough to pick up all that. Because I can hear several birds behind me there's a whole family of sparrows here which is going up and down in that. If you see that, the hanging part over my head, that's a fuchsia and in that fuchsia, a dove, a pair of doves there is two sets of chicks this summer.
Now they've all flown away so there's no there's nobody there but the dust is still there.
And as I was starting this video, I heard a coyote calling out
and nothing gives me more pleasure than that. But hamdulillah every time I think of meeting Allah subhana wa
he said even a comparison
is that even a comparison?
You're afraid of death. You don't want to die. You know what that means? It means you do not want to meet Allah. If you really do not want to meet Allah ask yourself what does that say about every man?
I want to meet Allah.
I want to meet Alex Rhino dolla dolla dolla Lu right now, as I'm speaking to you, if Allah wills because I'm speaking about the greatness and glory of IRA
and if he takes me in that state, there is nothing that I want more dearly than that.
But I will go when my time comes to go.
But there is absolutely nothing on the face of this earth which will inshallah delay me even by a microsecond. There is absolutely nothing on the face of it. Even though Allah has given me a beautiful life. I love everything in my life. I have no complaints Alhamdulillah
yet there is not one single thing in my life. There is not one single person, there is not one single thing or possession. That will hold me back insha Allah even by a microsecond when the time comes.
Because my Rob gela general who is more beautiful than everyone I know.
He is worth more than everything I have.
Or I will ever have, including gender.
ask Allah subhanaw taala for general fellows.
just looking at my agenda,
mixed agenda to the janitor filled those like nothing.
Nothing just as Kindle that love for Allah in your heart.
kindle the love for Allah in your heart.
This is what distinguishes us as Muslims. One levena armano eyeshadow, Linda
another and the believers are those who love Allah subhanho wa Taala the most over and above everyone and everything else.
love Allah subhana wa
Because when we stop loving Allah,
then these two things
fill our hearts. Because the heart has to be filled with the love of something. This is the nature of the heart.
This is the nature of your heart.
The heart is a receptacle for love,
nothing else. So you love Allah, or you love Allah, the only two
there is Allah and there is that which is not allowed us the rest of creation.
So you love Allah, I love that which is not a
And when you start loving that, then karatu mode is the is the result of that.
What was in the car, as I said, moving from here to there. Now, if I love this place so much, that obviously I don't want to move from here to anywhere else.
Because I'm already in the place that I love the most. Why would I want to go anywhere else.
The near and dear to the mouth is a sign of a disease, which is even worse. And that is a lack of love for Allah subhanho wa Taala
The one who loves Allah, his art is filled with the glory and majesty of Allah, with the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala, which automatically brings with it the desire to meet a lot of adults.
It brings with it the desire to meet
and has another alarm going in, I want to finish with this. In the Battle of
the tickle, the fighting is fighting and fighting and fighting is exhausted. And he stands behind there's a there's a rock and he is he stands there, and he's taking rest for a few.
For a few minutes.
He pulls out the little package packet in his in his pocket, in which there are a few dates, he pulls out, he starts to eat a date. And he says Allah,
this date is going to delay my meeting with Allah.
This date is going to delay my meeting with Allah. He throws a packet of dates, goes back into battle, and he dies fighting.
In 911, wherever it is,
wherever it is,
today, when we look at the world, and we see this is happening to Muslims, that's happening to Muslims, these are the people who are who are oppressing Muslims. Those are the people who are trying to do trying to do this and that to the Muslims. And you blame this one and you blame that please
go and stand and look in the mirror and ask yourself one question. That question is, do you want to wait a minute?
Please notice, I'm not saying Will you meet you will meet a level that you like to eat a lot you will and you will meet a lot when you want but when he wants
I'm asking you to eat a lot?
And the answer is no. I don't want to eat a lot. Correct that forget everything else. Correct that
and the way to correct that is remove all the garbage from your hearts, all the garbage have the love of this dunya and the people of this dunya and the things of this dunya remove this clean it from your heart.
And what is the test of that? That test of that is that the love of Allah will come and with the love of Allah, the desire to meet Allah will come and when that happens automatically.
Karina will go away
because mold is the name of the doorway.
More that is the name of the doorway. How can you hit the doorway when you are dying to a switch?
How can you hate the doorway when you would like to go through it?
This is the meaning of what we ask Allah to clean our hearts of when we ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to live this life in a way that pleases Him. Allah Allah. We ask a lot of makers the most influential, the most beneficial, the most, the most appreciated people in the world.
My brother and sister there is only one thing to do fulfill the purpose for which you are sent which is
Kentucky, Martin Lynas, you are the best of people and you were sent for the benefit of
becomes beneficial to the people. That's it period.
If you and I become beneficial to the people, then at an individual level, and if all of us together become beneficial to the people, then at a collective level, we will be the most appreciated. And the minute you become the most appreciated, then people will look after you, nobody will attack you. Nobody will do anything to harm you because you are appreciated. Today people are doing all of this because we are not appreciated. And we are not appreciated because we have stopped being beneficial.
ask Allah, Allah to enable us to become beneficent, ask Allah Subhana Allah to fill our hearts with his hope, with his mohabbat which is which is love. ask Allah subhanaw taala to fill our hearts with a desire to meet him. ask Allah subhanaw taala to remove the love of everything from of this dunya from our hearts. We will appreciate it We thank him for what he has given us, but we don't love it. We love him. We love him dearly. And we asked Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to live our lives according to the blessing of his hubby Mohammed Mustafa sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa salatu salam ala
alihi wa sahbihi
wa salam aleikum, wa sallahu wa