Living Islam #36
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Series: Mirza Yawar Baig - Living Islam
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Villa raha Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala shuffelin be able mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam just live in Fira
My Divine sisters.
As I mentioned before,
our religion Islam
is based on this fundamental
that there is nobody was worthy of worship, except lots of random data. And that Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is
the Messenger of Allah, and the last and final messenger, after whom there is no other Nabhi and no other. So
now, these two things are what comprise the Kalima Shahada with which we enter Islam.
And we say I shall do Allah, Allah, Allah Allah.
We are saying, I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when we say shawanna, Muhammad Rasulullah, we are saying, I bear witness, that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the soul of Allah. And implied in that is two things. One, that he is the last and final rule after whom there is no other soul, and that I am his follower.
when I say I bear witness, he just doesn't mean that I'm saying that intellectually or just with my tongue, it means that this is what I believe in, which means that this is what I live by, which means that this is what
is the central
decision making criteria in my life,
central decision making criteria.
And this is the framework, the boundary, through which the part of my life runs, that I will not stray away from this boundary, that I will not worship when I'm saying I shall Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.
I'm saying that, by that I mean, that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah, which means that I am undertaking
to say and to promise that I will never worship anyone other than Allah, that I will never seek help from anyone other than
that I will never bow my head to anyone other than Allah subhanaw taala, that no one other than Allah will be supreme in my heart, that I will fear no one other than Allah, that I will not only accept the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala, for me, not only will I accept whatever Allah subhanaw taala has written for me, but I will be pleased with the decree of Allah. That I believe without any doubt,
that whatever Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah who has written for me, will come to me, and whatever he has not written for me will not come to me will not happen to me, that what is written for me will hit me and what will what is not return for me will miss me and whatever it is, the higher and the shell of the color, the good thing of the other and the thing to which may be which may seem to be evil, I don't like to use the word evil in the color because Allah does not write anything which is evil. intrinsically meaning that we are the fire in the hands of Allah. So, whatever may seem to be evil to me is still higher in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala visibly
and that higher I can see that I can see that blessing even in the pain, if I have the image if I have the pain and if I if Allah has given me the wisdom to be able to see that, but whether I can see it or not, it doesn't matter it is there. So therefore, we say the the the relief, the pleasure and the pain of the both of them have hired both of them inshallah have have a blessing from Allah subhanaw taala. But the pleasure and the pain
of the pleasure and the pain of the color of the destiny of Allah. I accept all of this.
And I not just accept it, but I'm pleased with it. Now this this whole this whole
issue of simply saying, no simply saying I shall lie low. There's no simply saying Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie lie. Allah has a, an ocean of meaning in it. Just think about that. This is the reason why, the machete king of Makkah,
the polytheists of Makkah, they refuse to accept Lyla heilala for them, it was not it was one very peculiar thing between the people who oppose Islam in Makkah and the people who oppose Islam and Marina in Makkah, Devon omona.
There was nobody in Makkah, who had something in the art and they were speaking something else. There was no one in Macau who accepted Islam, ostensibly and later on inside their heart. They were they hated Islam, and behind Rasulo salons back. They tried to harm him that this wasn't the case. in Makkah, all the attacks that came to him came directly to the front.
If they were for Islam, they were for Islam. If they were against Islam, they were against Islam. Both were public. When Omar Abdel Fattah Golan who was against Islam, he had a sword in his hand and the heat and the declared intention that I'm going to go and kill Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and end this problem meaning problem meaning Islam.
He was not hiding. He had the sword in his hand with a drawn sword. He went to find solace when he accepted Islam
cetera solara solemn, come with me and we go and pray in Makkah and we pray in the Kaaba.
And after that, rasulillah salam then took a took all the Muslims in two columns, one behind Omar and one behind Hamza, radi Allahu anhu Ma, and Rasulullah sallallahu. In the middle, two columns of Muslims. They marched in procession through the streets of Makkah, to the Haram and they prayed in the Kaaba, and nobody dared to do anything to them, because they were guarded by these two great warriors of the time, Hamza bin Abdullah Metallica, Delano and Omar el hombre de la.
This was the nature of the people. I mean, they were totally Frank and straightforward. in Medina, on the other hand, you had people like waving salute, and you had all the people behind him, the Muna 15 who came they accepted Islam they parade in marches another year, Sharif, they prayed behind him, and then they went out and they tried to stab him in the back. This was a peculiarity of, of the Manasa T of MK, Medina, which was not there with the people of MK so the reason I'm saying I mentioned this was because the mccanns understood the meaning the true meaning of the caliber
and those who oppose Islam, they said no, no, we cannot accept this because this completely overturns our system.
Our system in one line, this is not my subject of this lecture here to talk about the system of
government and economy and so on in Makkah, I have written about that in my two books, leadership lessons from the life of socialism as well as Sierra is the answer. So, you can read it there and then I have discussed this in many sera lectures, but today I in one line, I want to state this that this system in Makkah was exactly the system that we have today in our world
what is that system? That system is that my wish my desire, what I want to do is supreme
This must be super the thing that will drive my decision making the the the boundaries of the path on which I will
lead my life right.
What are those boundaries? What is that path on which are what is our criterion for decision making? My wish?
Whatever I think is good for me. Whatever I like to do.
This is my wish. This is how I will lead my life.
Okay, so this is the this was the basis of maca. And believe me, this is the basis today.
This is the basis today.
What did Islam say? Islam said no, you don't know enough to be able to take good decisions for yourself. For that you need the guidance of the way you need the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala which comes
to you through the agency of the Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So when you say, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, you are saying that from this moment onwards,
the Supreme Being in my life is going to be Allah not myself.
The criterion for all decision making is going to be the will of Allah, not my will.
And the interpreter of this, what is the will of Allah who will tell me will be Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, not myself, not anybody else.
And the makan said this we are not prepared to do because this means that everything that I have been building in my life will have to be overturned, if it does not comply with what Allah subhanaw taala has ordered. Now, this is the thing that I
remind myself, I knew that the situation is the same the situation of the people on MCI the same situation that we have.
Today also, we are struggling with this.
I want to do something my Rob wants me to do something which is different from this, which will take precedence.
what does that mean? That means that when I'm saying that when I'm saying that I bear witness than Mohammed Salah is Salaam is the Messenger of Allah, I am saying, by inference, two things, as I mentioned before, one is that he is the Messenger of Allah and I am his follow.
You're not saying he is the Messenger of Allah as in pointing to something, right there is the White House. No.
You're not pointing to something. You're saying this is mine.
This is mine. So
I bear witness that Mohammed Salah Salam is the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam. And if you say well, so what? Meaning I follow Him, and that's one. The second part which I'm also saying is that I do not follow anybody else. Just as in La ilaha illAllah. When I said that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the only one worthy of worship.
Here we are saying that Muhammad wa salam is the only one worthy of following
as far as the religion is concerned, now following obviously doesn't mean that you know, I don't follow any rules or it doesn't mean that I don't have any teacher that I don't believe in any way No.
We're talking about Islam we are talking about the worship of Allah subhanaw taala we're talking about what Islam has made halal and haram and so on and so forth. And there we are saying that when I say I follow only Mohammed Salaam, what does it mean it means that if there is something which also lies or Sallam has ruled, and then somebody else comes along and rules differently from that, then I will not follow that second ruling. I will follow only the ruling of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam
and that is why this is where the finality of prophethood also comes into horse. And obviously the idle SoTL Hazara is absolutely very clear with regard to the katana we were also Lhasa Salaam, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned that he is the last of the
Gambia and Rasul he is the last of the prophets and messengers, and he is the seal of the prophets. Right? What is the meaning of seal? Now when do seal a document in the beginning, when you are writing a document, do you apply the seal or do you apply the seal after the whole document has been written and read and re read and, and whatever corrected edited, and the final version after you sign the document, then you seal it and after the seal is symbolic, because the seal means that henceforth no other alteration can be made to this document and that's why it's called the seal and also Salah is the seal of the prophets, meaning that after him there is no other prophet and there
is no other messengers or Salah. So when we are saying eyeshadow Allah Allah Allah Allah, wa shadow nama Humberto sola, I remind myself and you to reflect and think very clearly, what is it that we are saying?
This is not just this, these are not just words to be repeated these things with enormous importance. These are this is really a
a declaration that I'm making with Allah subhanaw taala as my witness
And this is a declaration the price of which is gender and inshallah genital for those inshallah, ladies, and then whoever enters gender enters forever
It's not a simple matter, it's a hugely important matter, it is more important than absolutely any other matter can possibly be in the life of this world.
Because this is something for keeps this something forever.
Right? So this is the thing that I want to
want to say to you, my brothers and sisters, that let us always keep this in mind, let's not lose track of this. And in living Islam, let us make sure that we live our lives according to a shadow Allah Allah illallah wa shadow now, Mohammed rasulillah Now what does that mean in terms of actual living of your life in my life, it means that if I have said ashover Lyla heilala, the number one, that I do not
worship anyone other than Allah,
it means that I do know that I am not afraid of anyone other than Allah. And when I say anyone, it is not only restricted to human beings, you might say, Well, you know, I don't fear anybody No, it also expands to everything else.
I do not fear any circumstances, I do not fear any situations.
If there is a danger somewhere I fight it, I take precautions against it. For example, today we are living in the middle of this COVID thing.
So, is Corona is COVID-19 Is it a real danger?
So what must I do? I must take precautions, I must ensure that I protect myself, and that I also protect other people so that I don't get infected by COVID through somebody else, and I do not become unwittingly the means of somebody else to get COVID so what must I do, I must wear a face mask if I'm in public, especially if I'm in a building if I'm in a public transport and so on, I must ensure that if I'm with people that I am covering my face, so I must wear a face mask
then I must ensure that I must that I wash my hands frequently. If I've been out anywhere and have touched any public surfaces, door handles you know banisters railings or whatnot, then I must not touch my face thereafter, until I have washed my hands completely.
So, these are the these are the precautions right I must try to avoid or crowded places I must try to avoid any public gatherings and places and so on so forth. If I go into a public place, for example, if I go for Juma to the masjid or if I'm going to the for Salah, regular Salah to the masjid or something I must ensure that I maintaining a distance of two meters from all around me. So, nobody should be closer to me than six feet or two meters these are the precautions to take right. But should I lose sleep over this thing
should I be so worried that my whole life is turned upside down Oh my God, I might get COVID oh my god like
that, that shows a weakness of a man that shows that we do not have faith in the color of Allah subhanaw taala because what is the meaning of color follows the meaning of color follows random data is that if it has been written for you that you are going to get COVID then it does not matter you can be in a completely, totally 100% sanitized place without any contact with anybody, but you will still get COVID and whatever has to happen to will happen to that.
And if Allah has decreed that you are not going to get COVID then you will not get COVID no matter what.
Even if you don't take even if you do not take precautions, but we do take precautions because we don't know this. We don't know what Allah has decreed. Therefore, we do what Allah has permitted us to do and what our sources have told us to do, which is we take precautions. Now. This is the issue of of the Kalam it is the issue of the man in your heart.
So not being afraid or not fearing anyone other than Allah subhanaw taala includes this, that I do not fear COVID I do not fear a change of government. That is the other big issue in the world today. Right.
What will happen is soon to get selected. What will happen?
By all means,
does it mean you don't go and vote no.
You must go and vote
because that is your civic duty.
Duty, that is your duty to the nation that's your duty to yourself. That is a is the symbol that you are a citizen of the of the nation. So you absolutely must go and vote and vote for the best person that you think is going to be good for the for for your, for your nation.
to live in this fear, oh my god, if this government gets elected,
what will happen? What will happen? only that which Allah Subhana Allah has decreed will happen, nothing else. It doesn't matter, the government has no power. Nobody has any power La hawla wala quwata illa Billah.
No one has any power. No one has any authority. No one can do anything or undo anything. No one can cause any benefit. No one can cause any harm La La, la, la, la la la la, my brother and sister just imagine what a completely and totally beautiful life we will have. If we have this belief and this is our belief.
A completely stress free life, you will will sleep so peacefully in the middle of all this global turmoil.
The solution to that is not money. The solution to that is not political power. The solution to that is not to have your favorite president or prime minister or king in place.
The solution to that is to have the correct faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala the correct yaquina Allah subhanaw taala jalila who that is the solution.
ask Allah to fill our hearts with this note.
Which will drive away those Zuma the darkness and of misguidance of ascribing powers to harm or benefit to anyone other than Allah
are ascribing the powers to harm or benefit to Mercy of Allah.
Nothing has any power whatsoever. except Allah subhanaw taala nothing can harm or benefit Lana.
Allah, Allah, he said,
a slave will never be happy until he accepts
that whatever is Rob jelajah, who has written for him we'll meet him we'll get him we'll hit him we'll be with him will he will get that. And whatever is Rob dolla dolla was not written for him cannot get to him.
It will miss him he will he cannot access access that
He called this acceptance, this Reza will hada
Allah He called this
the secret of happiness, contentment, that is
to say Alhamdulillah Allah,
all praise and all thanks to Allah subhanho wa Taala in every condition,
if I have is hungry, if I have difficulty Alhamdulillah because I told you
if you have difficulty,
that difficulty, hides
take the COVID thing again.
Take the COVID thing again. It's a bit i mean i deleted This COVID has so much to learn. There are so many lessons that one can learn, if we have wisdom, and if we look at this COVID with the eyes of Mr. And Yaki
take the COVID thing for example, if from it from a worldly sense, what is the worst that can happen? The worst that can happen is that a Muslim can get COVID and he can die or she can die because of COVID from the worldly sets.
if that happens let us look at it with the lens of the
lens of Islam.
When you look at this COVID this Muslim died because of COVID-19
in the from the lens of the dunya How does it look? It looks so bad.
Oh this poor person, this person died oh my god is that but from the lens of the actor. What I see you are seeing a person who will go straight to
all sins forgiven.
This person in Sharla will go straight to Jenna because this person will be considered a Shaheed.
Now tell me, seriously speaking.
Sure that person was not evil and whatnot.
But if that person had died, we all die, right? That's the first thing to understand. Anyone who's afraid of COVID should look in the mirror and say, am I going to live forever?
If I don't get COVID will I not get something else? If I don't die of COVID will I not die of something else?
Where is the image just think about this. So this person now who died of COVID if that person had lived
had not got COVID first question, would they have died?
Damn question. Of course they would have died. How would they have died? We don't know somehow.
Some other means
now if that person had died by natural means, I'm not saying that person had then become shaped in some other way. But if that person did not become Shaheed in the ways that are described as being shaped
the person dies like most people normally do at the end of your life you live you know 7080 years whatnot you get Alzheimer's you get dementia Your mind is gone or whatnot or maybe that didn't happen to you You just had heart failure use your heart stopped right?
If you die if that person died a normal natural death
would that person be assured of going to Jenna we hope they will inshallah all Muslims.
But could you say that inshallah this person has an agenda because of this? No, you can't do that. But if they died with COVID inshallah they are engine.
So this COVID I'm not saying pray for that. Of course not you pray against you pray against that you pray for protection from COVID. But what is this so called Big worst thing that can happen to you?
First of all, whatever your lifespan was written by a man and whether you got COVID or you got something else, they walk into a tree and died, that lifespan doesn't change.
If 50 6070 years, if 20 3040 years, whatever was written for you that was that.
So that's one thing. It's not as if the COVID will kill you before your time.
What the COVID will do inshallah is it will give you Shahada
again, as I told you, I'm not asking you to pray for COVID No, I am saying there is no need to live in a paranoid state.
Worried that you will get COVID if it is written for you, you will get it and if it is not written for you, you cannot get it even if you want it.
So relax, relax, sleep peacefully.
So when we are saying I shall do Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Subhana Allah, let us understand what it is that we are
getting. You are getting and I'm getting the secret to happiness in this life.
My brother just does tell me
many people tell us that you know, live people live is focused to earning money, I disagree.
The actual focus is not earning money.
The focus is only one for everybody which is happiness.
People are running behind money because they think that money can buy them happiness.
Somebody wants to marry this particular woman or this particular man.
Because he thinks that that is where happiness lies to marry this particular woman if I marry this woman, I will be the happiest man in my life. If I marry this man, I will be the happiest woman in my in, in the world.
People are foggers they are dying and they do all kinds of stuff to have children because they think Oh my God, if I have children, I'll be the happiest person in the world.
You can give them all kinds of evidence to say that if you have children, you will probably be unhappy as well not the appeal was over you will have to go through a you know to an enormous amount of stress and strain in your life to raise those children
and you are much better off if you do not have children you can argue till you're blue in the face they will not accept any of those arguments because their whole thing is life is not life unless I have children.
People want happiness and they are chasing that. But Allah subhanaw taala has told us relax
Because your happiness has been written for you by your RUP Jalla Jalla Allah who loves you and who loves you more than anyone in this life can possibly love you or Rahmani Raheem has written my father.
And is Allah
Rahmani Raheem, who wrote my cover is also al Aziz.
He's Allah xizhou. Again,
he is the most powerful and the wisest.
He's coming you'll Aziz, he's the most powerful and the overwhelming and overpowering.
What does it mean?
It means that two things, one, does he wish the best for me? Yes. Because
there is no one more, no more merciful than Allah
knows, there's no one who loves us more than Allah.
The second one is okay, so he loves me. And he is very merciful. But can he give it? Does he have it? Does he have the power? Does he have the authority? Does he have the wealth?
I know these are dumb questions. But I think it's time we ask ourselves some dumb questions, because we are dumb.
Michael is my point is that if you are not dumb, why are you worried? If I if you are not done? What if you are not dumb? Why are you losing sleep? If you are not dumb, then why are you in stress?
The one who wrote your cover told you that this is something that I have written for you, this is the best thing for you. I have the power to give it to you. And you are going to get this whether you like it or not. So relax.
Why are we not relaxed? And if you are not relaxed? What does it say about my faith in my agenda? Do I have this faith?
Do I have this faith?
Faith is not a factor of outward appearance. Faith is a fact of what is inside the heart.
outward appearances are deceptive.
That is where as soon as an asylum said there were three who spoke in the cradle.
One of them was the Sally salon.
The other two
One of them was an infant in the in the in the arms of his mother
in the time of the load,
the king who of Yemen, who was persecuting the early followers of he sallallahu sallam.
And he told them to recant from their faith.
And to come back to idol worship and worshipping him as the God.
And he gave them a choice. And the choice was he had a huge pit dug. And in this pit, they lit a huge fire. And the choice was wrong. Give up your faith recant your faith, leave Islam, come back to the religion of that thing.
And hamdulillah those Muslims have the time the followers the visa Ali salam, they chose the latter, they jumped into the fire until it came the last of them was this lady, this mother and she had an infant. And she hesitated because you know, I mean, it's not only her life is the life of this child. And how can a mother throw herself and her and her infant into the fire. And that's when the infant spoke and the infant said or mother jump into the fire because that is genuine.
outward appearances do not indicate the reality.
The third infant who spoke
as an infant was this one, who was again in the lap of his mother, the mother was sitting and watching life happened.
And along the road came a prince. He on originally kept prison doors and his king was wearing You know, this Prince was wearing princely clothes.
He was all decked up in gold and jewels and whatnot. And he had his entourage with him.
So this mother may die and you know, make my son like this Prince.
And his little baby, this infant said, Oh Allah do not make me like this Prince.
And his mother was absolutely astonished. And then a little while later, there was a commotion. And when she looked, there was this woman who was being harassed and chased by urchins and they were throwing stones at her and so on. And they were
accusing her of being
of doing bad things.
So this mother said, Oh Allah do not make my son like this. And the child again spoke and said, Oh Allah make me like this woman.
Because in the case of the prince, the prince was a
was a transgressor. The prince was a cruel, evil person. And in the case of the lady, she had been falsely accused, and she was a pious woman and they were, they are falsely accused her of wrong things and they were trying to persecute her outward appearances do not indicate the internal reality.
So it doesn't matter what you look like, what Allah will see is the state of your and my heart. So let us look at our hearts.
Forget everything else.
Forget your rights and your designations and your qualifications and whatnot and whatnot. Look at your heart. Let me look at my heart and see whether my heart truly has Eman because that is what my Rob Jalla Jalla who is going to look at
ask Allah to meet us in a state where we have a man where Allah will be our witness.
where Allah subhanaw taala will be a witness.
Allow my niece who shidduch for all she do harmala the arshak
mama Allah Mamma
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while I make you the witness, and I make witness,
the Hamelin are the Malika the angels who are holding up your, your throne, and I make witness all the angels, whatever the number which Allah knows, and I'm a witness, the entire mukluk everything that you have created,
all that I know and all that I do not know
that verily you are Allah, Allah, Allah and there is no one worthy of worship except you.
You are alone.
And there is no one who shares anything with you. Not you're not you're not you're not you're not you're not you're
in that devata avasarala is unique
in his person, in his qualities, in his attributes,
in his actions and his decisions, and in his entire creation.
All that indicates towards Allah Subhana Allah is unique.
One, Mohammed Abu Guevara,
and I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
is your slave and your messenger.
This is the karma. And I shall Allah.
Again, implication of that statement of that, that I bear witness that Muhammad Salah Salem is the Messenger of Allah, implication of that, that I must follow
that I follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam I do not follow anybody else. Just like I said, worship Allah, I don't worship anybody else. Similarly, I follow Mohamed Salah Salem, I do not follow anybody else.
And I deny all those who came after Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and who claim Prophethood and who claim Nobu.
I deny all of them
whether it is a swaddle and see whether it is Moselle mancozeb whether it is hula qadiani
whether it is whoever it is,
and there are plenty of them.
I deny all of them.
I deny all their claims.
This is the meaning of a shadow now Mohammed Rasulullah Allah
and only and only the one
who understands the Kadima and accepts the kalama in this way, which is there is no one worthy of worship except Allah subhana wa Tada. And Muhammad is His Messenger. And he's also bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah, meaning that no one else other than Allah, that I worship Allah and no one else and I bear witness then why
masala Salam is
the Messenger of Allah, meaning that I follow Him and meaning that he is the last and final of them after whom there is no other Libyan water. So
unless we accept the color in this way,
we cannot claim to Muslims
ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us Muslims in the, in the most beautiful and most complete sense of the term, that when we meet Allah
that Allah will be pleased with us
that we live in this life without fear, because in our heart is the light of the nose and glory and majesty of Allah.
And we live this life according to the beautiful Sunnah Mohammed rasulillah salam because we love him.
Because he because we follow Him, and we follow him because we love him. And we love Him because we consider him to be the absolute number one best example of humanity that ever existed, and that can ever exist. And we spend our life and our aspiration is to be like him solidar
ask Allah subhanaw taala to give you the sweetness of email, and ask Allah subhanaw taala to give you is to commit and to keep you strong and powerful. And to keep you as a rocks as huge, massive rocks at the edge of the sea, on which the waves the huge waves of gopher and shark can smash themselves to smithereens and the rock remains constant. While Salalah Alana bill curry while he was abused by erotica he made 100 reliable anime