Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Series: Mirza Yawar Baig - Living Islam
Hello, Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala
Sayyidina Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa seldom at the Sleeman Catherine cathedra. from Abu
Avira, Mohammed Saleh Ali. Salaam in nama Rama Winnie yet.
Oh c'mon, Kannada, Serato Sara.
And I will and Allahu fi mohyla Muslim, my brothers and sisters,
and also allies and sell them in the same as Hadees, which is narrated by Marina Catalano. And which is
the first Hadith in Bukhari and Muslim is where he sets an alarm,
that the value of a deed, the basis of a deed, the reward of a deed, is based on its intention.
Now, I want you to think about this very carefully. And to keep this in mind.
Because today, one of the biggest problems that we have with respect to Muslims, learning about Islam and practicing Islam is their attitude towards Islam.
Before I go there, let me tell you something, which
I learned from one of my friends, who is a airline pilot, many friends of our pilots, and I love flying, I don't have a license, but I have flown in small planes, big planes, all kinds of planes.
One, this person said to me, I asked him once I said, What do you do if your plane is crashing?
So, you are flying or whatever attitude say, you know, 20,000 feet or 25,000 feet and your plane goes into a tailspin. You are headed downwards. What is it that you do?
This friend said to me,
we are taught is
go back to the manual, go back to the manual. So I said you mean you actually pull out a manual and start reading in the cockpit when you are facing down when he said no, he said the first thing in the manual is check your instruments.
So before you start to fly,
right, when you are on the ground, before you take off, you do as a pilot, you do an instrument check. And there's a sequence that you have to follow, you go from one end of the cockpit to the other all the entire instrument panel to check everything you check off, check off, check out check out Finally, give the thumbs up sign to say everything is functioning all systems going, ready to start and then the engines are and then you're given the permission to start taxiing to take off.
So he said when you are in a tailspin. And almost 100% you're going to crash. What do you do? You go back to the basics. You go back to your instrument check and see what is happening now on this instrument panel. What is this thing telling me?
About Me and my situation about this play and about what is likely to happen or not happen? What is this instrument check? What is it that this thing is now telling me?
That is the meaning of going back to the basics. Now why am I saying that? I'm saying that because today we seem to be in a situation in Islam as Muslims as people who are of the Muslim faith all over the world
is that thanks to a number of reasons I can I can talk about my
assessment for the reasons why we are in this place. But I'm not going to do that. I don't want to take your time on that. But take my word for it for a number of reasons.
Muslims are in a state are in a kind of siege mentality. They are they are they feel threatened from everywhere.
ideologically speaking, of course, in many cases, also, Muslims all over the world are physically threatened Muslims all over the world are there is a wholesale slaughter of Muslims happening. Nobody likes to talk about that. Nobody mentioned that it doesn't show up on headlines anywhere. But take EMR take Syria.
Take in Egypt what is happening take what the what is happening to the wiggers in China take what's happening to the Myanmar Muslims in in the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar
and many other places. I mean, I am not making an exhaustive list of this but many many other places Muslim
On the hit list, it is open season. And nobody bothers me You can anybody can kill a Muslim, you can wipe out entire villages. And no questions asked now because of that, even Muslims like us who are sitting in comfort and in safety in lands where Muslims are not threatened, where Muslims have have rights and their privileges and and they have position, they have some level of authority, they have wealth, even they are they feel threatened, they feel as if you know something's gonna happen.
And then what will happen to me now because of that
there is a strange attitude towards Islam. And that attitude for a lot of people and believe me, I am speaking now generally so obviously like all generalizations it will not apply to everybody. So if you are one of those who have when you are listening to me, if you feel that this doesn't apply to me, I'm very happy for you. I'm very lucky I give you all power, may Allah protect you May Allah keep you there and keep you protected. So make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala for steadfastness May God Allah subhanaw taala to thank him for keeping you in that place where you are not like what I'm saying.
But if not, here is my problem definition and also inshallah a solution. And the problem definition is that we people like this, we're feeling threatened. And so therefore, we start seeing Islam as a burden.
We start seeing Islam as a,
like, I've been inflicted with this, what do I do? I mean, I was born in a Muslim, Muslim name, I've got a Muslim face.
I, you know, my my parents and my ancestral everybody's Muslim. And now this is a liability. This is a problem. And believe me, we none of us is actually saying this in so many words. But if you look at our actions, if you put a if you put a you know, candid camera video and start videotaping us and our lives, believe me a lot of the stuff which I'm telling you, you will see on that video. And if you then sit and interpret that video and said, Okay, here is this man or this woman who's behaving like this? Why are they doing that this is the conclusion you will come to that they feel burdened, they feel that this is a problem, this is a see. But
as I said, you will not say it in so many words. But the thought in the mind is I wish I was not Muslim, then I would be free of this.
Now stay with that thought for a second.
As I'm talking to you today,
just yesterday, I heard I learned about the passing away of one of my closest dearest friends who have been friends with me, we've been friends for over 35 years. Very nice human being very good person. And I loved him very much like a brother, he loved me very much like a brother. He was. I mean, I was like a mentor to him. And Alhamdulillah I he spent a lot of time in my company, including in massages, including listening to lectures and bands and everything else. And
and yesterday, he had a massive heart attack and he died.
And when I got this information, I got his news. Of course, I was absolutely devastated. I wept.
And then I thought to myself, I do not know what stage he died in. I'm only hoping that he died having accepted Islam. But I don't know that. And as far as the world is concerned, he died on his religion
which was not Islam. Now, that is when it hit me for the nth time, the value of these two small statements and what are those two strong statements? What is true is false statements.
La ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasulullah
there is nobody worthy of worship except Allah. And then Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is the Messenger of Allah and the Last and Final one, after boom, there is no message.
And so I say, I shadow Illa Illa Illa. I bear witness to this, that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah. Well, I shall do one number.
And I bear witness to this, that there is that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam is Mohammed most of us have it and that is the last and final messenger, after whom there is no message.
What struck me
was the value of this
is one statement. Or this this pair of statements
is the difference between gender and the other place.
No matter what you may have done or not done,
if you die without this statement in your heart,
believing it and living by
and that is not a depth
that I would wish on anybody.
So the whole attitude of treating Islam as a birder, I would say that anytime you're feeling that this having to pray five times a day
that this dress code
that these restrictions on what to eat and what not to eat, that is restrictions on behavior
anytime, and I can add to this, but I want you you know, you know the list
anytime you feel that this is a burden,
I want you to do this exercise, I want you to leave everything,
sit quietly and imagine your deaths
imagine that you have died
whatever the reason, don't get into the into the data of it was was it a heart attack was it this whatever it was, you are dead
and your body is lying there you are lying there, nobody said you are lying. Do you like the
close your eyes if you like picture that lie down the picture there.
And then see,
at that time,
you died without Islam.
You died thinking and believing that Islam was a burden.
You lived all your life thinking and feeling that Islam was a burden. So, you try to do the minimum you tried to do the least
and then you died.
And then what opened before
what opens before you is what is called reality.
And that reality will tell you the actual wasn't the actual weight, the actual worth the actual meaning
of La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah,
that is what I want you to think about.
And so when you approach this Dean, approach it, keep your eyes wide open, and your heart wide open and remembering that none of this stuff in the world,
not your oppression, not your freedom,
not your health, not your sickness, not your wealth, not your poverty, not your need, not the fulfillment of that need, not your desire, not the curtailment of that desire, nothing matters.
On the day when you are lying there on that slab dead, none of that will have any significance will have any value whatsoever. Zero. Whether when you are lying on that, on that slab whether you own a Bugatti
or you own a Mercedes or you own a bicycle will not make a whit of a difference.
When you are lying on that slab, whether you had a wife and children, whether you had none, we make no difference. When you are lying on that slab, whether you had money or you were a beggar on the street will make no difference.
The only thing which will make a difference and that difference is our difference which will be forever.
The only thing which will make the difference is whether you died with La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah or not
And today you got that for free. And that is your problem.
You got it for free, so you have no value for it. As I told you, those to whom this does not apply, please feel free hamdulillah Good for you.
But those who it applies to listen very carefully.
As I told you cannot cover it's not a matter of I'm saying this has well known. What does my life show? What does the Candid Camera picture look like? Does it look like somebody who has worked
What does it look like somebody who has no value?
That is the question.
My brother and sisters, we have a situation where people
Muslims are even studying Islam they are they are reading they are searching the internet. Not because they want knowledge to improve their understanding of the Quran and the Sunnah. Not because they want to discover better and more powerful ways of pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala. But because they are searching for loopholes,
you're searching for loopholes?
I want to see what is the least I can do and get away with it? Believe it or not, one genius sends me a question and says that I read
and he sent me the link also. I read incense as a place in the on the internet. That reading durood Ibrahim after the shadow
is not fourth. So I decided not to do it.
Now two years have passed. And I don't know Allah Allah Allah even told me that this is his good fortune. So he asked me he's asking me a question saying is my Salah valid? Has my Salah been valid for these two years and I just finished praying for whatever it was. And I did not deliver it. I mean, imagine not forgetting deliberately I did not read do they were in because
it's only as soon
please notice my my gesture my face. It's only a certain Suna teach Hana.
For us today, Hannah is sort of for Robin kanehara. It's not Oregon, it's not a pillar of this era.
So I didn't do it
I read what are the four eyes Oh.
So, that is how I would do
not because there is very little water. So maybe if I leave out the tsunami of Udo
and I just do the fluoride to make sure that I have proper odo given that I have lived elevated Water Water not fall that is deliberately that so it is only assume
is my Salah valid?
What is the?
What is the answer?
So it is searching on the internet. This person was searching on the internet, what is he looking for? Is he looking for better and more ways of pleasing Allah subhanaw taala? Or is he looking at what is the minimum I can do?
That if that is the case, if he's looking because I mean,
I don't want to buy put myself in his heart and talk about him. But I'm just saying that the action shows the intention
is the if the action was
to still read the road because I love Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, then no problem. Have you found out one of the
details about Salah hamdulillah.
If you ask for example, somebody who knows, please narrate for me, what are the Arcana of Salah? What are the five? What are the soudan? What are the most
and the person lists everything down for you correctly.
Abdullah is very good. So he knows what is fun. He's not he knows what is not fun.
When you ask him, how do you pray?
What is he going to tell you?
If you go for example, if you went to
if you went to Abdullah Abdullah if you went to Abdullah with Omar Abdullah
if you went to manage Mr. shafa Imam Abu hanifa Imam Malik will Anna's email Ahmed bin humble
mo later if you went to jail, either July mode like that.
If you went to him with me I am Algeria.
If you went to JSON Alina
if you went to Hussein Obama
if you went to jail when Barack Obama to lie, if you went to Albania have to learn how to
make a list.
Right make your own list.
If you were to all of these people are visual.
And you ask them this question, please tell me
the list of our Gang of Four I have sunan of mustafabad of Santa
Fe, they will all give you the list. I don't like this app, I would have done it because in their time there was no there was no no booster hub and, and and the rest of the things in, in. In fact,
simply told you don't waste my time I pray the word. Celebrate. Because he said Shalu Kamara, I timoni. Sadly, Coca Cola de la salatu salam, he said, Pray as you have seen me pray, I pray as I saw him pray.
But the others later on because we have the fifth. So they would have told you
then you ask them another question.
You asked Have
you actually been bad, not too bad?
You are safe to
May Allah bless you
for giving me this list of things. But tell me how do you pray? When you pray? Can I watch you? And please, you know, decide everything loudly so I can record you. And let me see whether you recite durood in the shuffle.
Because you just told me it is not fun. Let me see whether you recite that this will be had in ruco and sudo. Because you just told me it's not it's not
that easy to do that. Let me see if you reside anything after Soto Fatiha
because the second Surah or whatever part of the Quran you say after sotapatti is not a rule.
So, let me see if you do that or not let me let me now What did you find?
What did you find?
And that's why I began with the use of intention.
learning something we need to ask, why am I learning?
What is the purpose of minor?
Do I want this knowledge to be a witness for me on the day of judgment? Or do I want his knowledge to be the means by which I will be thrown into the Hellfire because this knowledge will prove that my intention was shaytani
I was not following the Hanafi Fiqh, I was not following Shafi fifth, I was not following Maliki fifth. I was not following humble if I was thought I was following shaitan if you
because I then came into my mind and told me that whatever Mohammed Salah Salah did which is sooner is only a sweetener.
Then for your good inferior grade information Let me tell you, the whole Salah is only asuna
the whole core Anil Kareem is only had these because where did you hear the Quran from?
Where did you
From the first of them to the last one. Where did you hear the Quran from did Allah speak to
the Jabez lamb come to you?
Or did you hear it be salty Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa he was
or by implication.
So what is the definition of Hadith? Whatever Rasool Allah is Allah Sallam said,
Whatever he did, and whatever he allowed
whatever he said, Whatever he spoke, what is hora?
Para is Kala mala be zoete Muhammad Mustafa sallallahu alayhi wa and he was happy with them.
It is the kerravala I don't say it is the Mohammed saucer. No it is not. It is the Kalam of Allah but where did you get it from?
You got it from the tongue. And in the beautiful voice of Mohammed Salah Harrison
and what did Allah subhanaw taala say in this column?
Allah Allah, Allah ha one malai Cotta, who you soluna Allah nebby yeah are you and Edina Amano San Lucia Lee was Sunday Buddhists Lima.
Allah said Verily and truly and surely Allah Romano della della Geraldo himself, and mala aka.
They send blessings.
On surah lies is lm those who believe or you who believe yeah you are Latina. Armando,
what is the meaning of that address in the Quran? It means it is an address of Hong Kong, it is an order and instruction being good balance to those who believe if you want to if you want to refuse that instruction, then you are saying by your action will Amell you are saying I am not among those who believe because the instruction you gave is for those who believe I refused to follow the instruction. So, I am not from those who believe your instruction does not apply to me.
And I said yeah, whether the domino, son do it.
You also send, make dua that Allah subhanho wa Taala should bless him Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad
wa ala Ali Mohammed Gama Salida Rahim Allah.
Allah, Allah Muhammad, Ali Mohammed, Omar Abdullah Ibrahim Ali Ibrahim.
Please understand, you don't want to send salatu salam wa sallam, please don't.
He doesn't need it. Good Allah subhanho wa Taala sends allamani What is your solemn worth?
We send zelican sulamani because we need it. As soon as our salons are the one who sends Allah Salam on me, Allah send Salam on that person 10 times for every one time
he told us Do not be burfield he said Do not be a person who is stingy in sending syrup and salami.
The head is that we have our million times almost every single Ramadan by our in every country in the world will have this rasulillah salam centered the rainbow
when you stood on the first episode, I mean, then you went on the second step easier. I mean, when you went to the third step reser I mean,
the Sava rizwana had a minivan they asked him when he had finished his Salah When he had finished his hold back. They said you know sola sola Allison sallam, you did something today which you had never done before. So please
tell us and you know, guide us. You said I mean three times why Rajaratnam said when I stood on the first step of the of the member dubray ceram came to me and he said, Yasser Allah
for the one who gets Ramadan and does not manage to get the forgiveness of Allah, meaning he gets Ramadan but he regrets he neglects Allah.
Maybe he doesn't fires you doesn't pray, doesn't give sadaqa does not do anything and like any other month which comes and goes.
So someone who gets Ramadan and is not able to get the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala has cursed him as cast him far away See, I mean,
and I said I mean, then he said on the second step, he said, Oh Yasser Allah sallallahu sallam, if somebody finds their parents and they are in the presence of their parents, and Allah has given them elderly parents, do one or both of them. And this person does not serve them and does not get their daughter and does not and does not help them and is not kind to them. Then Allah has cursed him and cast him far away. Say I mean,
that was that I said, I mean, and then the third step during the ceram said, Yasser Allah sallallahu sallam, if your name comes, I'm not talking about the Shabbos drooling show, just the name Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, just the name the title Rasulullah sallallahu sallam.
Ya Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, if your name comes before some before Muslims of the year, your name and they do not send salah and Salah Manu, Allah has cursed them and cast them far away. You say I mean, the original Serbs and I said I mean,
now you will tell me an action. Which if you do it one time, it gets you 10 salam and Salawat and and blessing from Allah. And if you deliberately leave it and refuse to do it, Allah has cursed you and asked to faraway you. What do you what do you want do that action?
What is your value for that action? This is the value of the road. This is the value of settings Allah, Allah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. They don't do
Everything begins with the attitude. You're studying Islam forward.
Are you studying Islam for the deen? To have to be your shaeffer to be your intercessor with Allah
for general john
because the religion will do both.
That is why
we need the Amal, I'm studying Islam. Is it good for me or not? I don't know depends on my knee depends on my knee I am studying Islam and that is why Arizona sanim said this
restaurant said do not study Islam for three reasons. One to argue with the fuqaha to to look good before the sofa to impress the fools and regular people and three to attract the eyes of people meaning for popularity for money for you know Facebook likes he didn't say well
do not study for these three go sorry to argue.
don't study to look good before fools. They don't have anything so you localize the bureau good before the obatala Mashallah, oh bottom row.
And the third thing is
do not study then, in order to
become popular to attract the eyes of people to make money out of Islam.
My brother sisters seriously think about this.
Islam is the biggest. Absolutely the number one wealth
that Allah subhanho wa Taala would have given us any give it to us. Without asking. He gave it to us because of his Rama. He gave it to us as a blessing. The give it to us free of cost. And May Allah forgive us that's the reason why we have no value for it.
We think size of border where a Salah is the biggest benefit, it is the biggest asset. It is the biggest strength it is the weapon it is the power it is I don't have words to try to explain to the value of something
and you think it's a border. You want to make shortcuts out of it.
And you want to shorten your Salah by not resetting the rule. I mean how misguided is that?
Really is one way to think so why don't I go BMD how schatten plays games with the minds of people.
Mega stefarr matoba
ask yourself why am I studying Islam?
Correct that Nia
engineer before you reach a stage where that knowledge becomes a problem for you. It is already a problem. But meaning you will see the results of that problem and that is when the last British
study Islam out of love. Study Islam out of shock.
Otto's great enthusiasm
you know when I was in my youth, and I was in school and got it.
I used to ride every single day.
I still love horses, I still love riding but I don't get an opportunity or too much or at all. But in those days
every single day.
I love riding
in those days. The winning quotes worst day for me it was Monday because Monday the writing club was closed.
That was a big holiday.
Every single day I would wake up at the crack of dawn I would you know go all the way to the writing club xtracycle or I used to go on a had a moped
I used to I used to ride there and then I would ride horses for two hours.
And I would come back home every single day of my life.
I lived and I for me the best and most beautiful perfume was what the stables smelled like
go and groom the horse and I would clean out this mock out the stables and then I would saddle the horse and I would ride and I would then take that off and groom dogs back again and take it to the water drink and then I'd say this is what every single day This was my routine.
And I loved it.
Nobody was paying me for it. I was actually paying but I was paying a fee. Those days it was it was money but in those
There's a very little money when what was you know? Today if I say I was paying two rupees, you might say, well you know what is that it doesn't even buy a cup of tea true
in those days two rupees bottle eight cups of tea
so it had value.
The point I'm making here is not about I am saying the point I'm saying here is that if you have Shulk if you love something, if you really want to do something,
then doing it is a pleasure.
If you take the amount of effort it made in those days, one liter of petrol costs less than one rupee Indian rupee I remember the day petrol plus to tea oil, you know, there's to put oil in the in the petrol itself in the tank, the lubricant in the water poppet.
That day, I paid a full rupee and I paid him one rupee, and he didn't give me any any change back. I thought to myself, my God, I mean, this world is coming to an end and how expensive things have become.
So there I was, a kid in senior school, had no obviously no income. And you know, my parents were kind enough to give me that money for my horse riding.
So I was spending money, I was spending a lot of time.
Obviously, a lot of energy.
No one had to wake me up. No one had to ever. And I didn't miss it one single day, and never overslept. Because it was this love for horse riding, which gives me which ensures that I woke up on time, and read more sunshine, I went,
I loved it. And today, 4050 years later, I still think of those days with great nostalgia with, you know, literally in my mouth waters.
question I'm asking you is, what is your orientation towards a lot?
What is your orientation towards Bahamas? itself? What is your orientation towards Islam?
Is it like what I'm describing to you?
Is it that you this is this is where you are, this is where you want to be? This is what I want? I've got it under
All praise and glory to you.
What is it to say, Oh, God, again, time to pray.
Man, I wish Why did we have this fight? I mean, you know,
why does Allah need five minutes? Now?
Do you think about this?
Please think about this.
Because this is critically why as I told you, this is the most important thing that you will ever hear from you or I will tell you that is what is your attitude towards Islam.
And I told you, they will come when that attitude and the implication of their attitude will become absolutely crystal clear. And that day would be the day when you are laying on a slab.
And that day will come to every single one of us.
Every single one of us nobody but nobody is exempt
are from that line on that slab
I'm speaking figurative Do you might say well you know, what if I get vaporized in a,
in a nuclear explosion on something May Allah protect all of us on these things.
But no matter what, no matter what.
We will stand before Allah And on that day before anything else,
this hedis will be the criteria based on which our Amal will be judged. What was the intention of this person?
When he or she did this action? What was their intention?
What are they trying to escape obedience? Or were they being grateful slaves that they were seeking to obey more and more,
with more and more shock? Which one?
Ask Allah subhanaw taala. To be pleased with you and never to be displeased ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to be thankful to him and to really and really and really thank him for Islam. Because there is no word wealth better than that. ask Allah subhanaw taala to be to help us to live this religion and to practice this religion with great joy and great
And we ask Allah to accept this from us and to wipe out our faults and to accept our actions in a way that suits His Majesty and grace. And I we asked a lot smarter to cover you with His mercy and His forgiveness. And we asked him to grant to Jonathan for those without any reason, whatsoever.
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