Ramadan is over – Now what?
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Shadowfell Ambia you are more saline. Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah Hydra he write it he will save you a salam to slim and cathedra and cathedra
from Avada my brothers and sisters
Ramadan al Karim is over.
Ramadan came to make us with the cone to make us people of Taqwa who are concerned about the pleasure of Allah subhana wa Tada in all that we say and all that we do,
we succeed did we become Motoko?
Michael Harry of Motorola, the author of the Six Sigma quality standard, he said, If you want to see what someone values, see what they measure,
if we want to if you want to see what someone values, see what they measure,
think about this. We say time is money,
but we happily waste time.
But we are much more careful about money. So what do we really value? time or money?
Interestingly, as we all know, money can be replaced, but not time. We can make money, but nobody can make time. We can borrow money, but not time. And we will be questioned about our time when we meet Allah subhanaw taala.
Yet, what are we more concerned about? making more money or using our time more wisely?
We talk about ROI return on investment, which will equate to return on money.
Our balance sheets and peer and accounts profit and loss accounts. Track money. What statement do we have that tracks time?
How we spend it? What is the return on it? What can we do differently?
What is the profit or loss of our time expenditure?
Allah subhanaw taala told us that good deeds and it's the far Wipeout sins and loss around that is it in Al Hasan it used hipness, a insulted hood. Allah said Verily, good deeds, remove evil deeds and save surah he also said before the laser I'm sad to his people. We call Mr. Fedora back home. So Matobo really, usually Sava alikoum with Aurora y z to come coverton illa Huwa, Chico, while at our low Majidi mean
he said all my people,
ask forgiveness of Europe seek Allah's forgiveness, repent, and then repent to Him then turn to him. Is is the Pharaoh fella Toby Lake, to really ask forgiveness, and then repent to Allah subhanaw taala repent to Him, what will happen, he will forgive you and He will send you abundant rain from the sky. Rain refers to rain rain, the first also every kind of blessing that we can imagine. And he will add strength to your strength, he will make you stronger, more powerful, more able to do things. So do not turn away as criminals as much anymore.
Question as myself is do we make like we make
our financial balance sheets? Do we make virtual vice balance sheets, right? Like we have in a financial balance sheet we have assets and liabilities, right debits and credits?
Do we make virtual vice balance sheets? Or do we keep virtue wise? Profit and loss accounts? No, we don't. But what if we did?
How would that affect our lives? The reason we don't is because we don't see virtue advice as profit or loss. That is the only true profit or loss. Allah subhanaw taala spoke about our books of accounts. Right? They didn't say biographies he didn't say which is, in a way it is a biography. But Allah didn't call it that he call it his app. The book of accounts, do we realize who the authors of those books are?
Not the kingdom Academy, not the angels, the caravan. ngadimin are only scribes. They only write down what happened.
There are the authors, they have no authority to write or erase anything in our book. Do we realize that we on the other hand, have complete authority
to not only to write, but on what we allow to remain in the book
Until the day when we meet Malcolm out, our book is fully editable, we can write anything in it, we can delete anything from it.
When we see the melodica, when we see the angels, it is closed and sent for obligation, no change can be made that after
on the Day of Judgment, the book would be published and given to us in a way that will show if we won or we lost, it will be given to us in our right hand, we ask Allah subhanaw taala for this to receive our book in our right hands, or it will be given to us in our left hand from behind our back. And this will itself is so whether this is the account of a winner or the account of a loser.
On the Day of Judgment, this will book will be published and given to us as I mentioned in a in a way which will show whether we won or lost our book. Only we can write in it. Only we can edit it, only we will receive it and that will see our fate forever.
Our fate our call my fate my call your fate your call. No one else has anything to do with it.
which I call our decoy bootcamp, we learned and practiced new behaviors. We learned to awake early to set goals and to structure our time to meet those goals. We learn to focus and choose that which gives us a greater return over something else. We learn to focus on the long term they occur over the short term. And we learned delayed gratification that is to wait for the results of our efforts. No instant coffee.
This is a sign of emotional maturity,
which is the secret of success.
physical maturity is inevitable.
emotional maturity is optional. And that is why the difference between men and boys is the price of their choice.
In Ramadan, we learn to control our anger and greed and passions. We learn the benefits of being alone follower of reflection introspection, the Buddha the *er
and of realigning the path of our destiny,
to refer to the Michael Harry quote again, he says, If you want to know what somebody values, see what they measure, let us see what we measure now. Now that Ramadan is over for this year, we don't know if ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada has written another Ramadan for us.
As I keep reminding myself and you one Ramadan will be our last.
I don't know if if this one was my last.
But if I don't want to regret that, then I must take stock and see what I need to do to consolidate my gains.
In 1997, I was in San Francisco and I went to see a 3d film.
It was a memorable experience. I recall it vividly to this day.
And I sat in that theater and put on the 3d glasses.
And the movie came on with surround sound. It was as if I was inside that movie.
It was a film about sharks. And I'm sure that if anyone monitored my heart rate and breathing and you know brain cell activity, new neuron activity in the brain, and body temperature and so on, they would find clearly measurable changes.
The movie was very real to me. It was as if the shark coming directly at me would eat me up.
I had to tell myself I had to remind myself from time to time that this was not real.
We have the same experience. In all well made movies. Our emotions get hooked to our experience of sights and sounds until we totally forget that this is not real. We we laugh. We are terrified. We are anxious, we are depressed. We are angry. In short, we are sad, glad bad mad based on the theory
on the story that we are watching, even though we know cognitively here that this is all acting. It's false. It's concocted. Nobody's dying. Nobody is bereaved.
yet, we get completely hooked into that and our emotions
To run the way that movie or the script writer wants them to run.
This is the situation of our lives.
In our real life also, we are in a 3d cinema, wearing 3d glasses. The MBA was salam, the prophets and messengers of Allah subhanho wa taala. They came to tell us to take off the glasses and see the reality look at the reality.
Remember that we must leave the theater shortly and return home.
No matter how real the film seems to be, it's a film. It's not real. The delicious looking food will not fill your belly, the scenery, the danger, the thrills the luxury is all virtually that reality at work.
It's worse when it's not real. Don't get fooled by it. We must return home. If we want comfort in our in our homes, we must get the furnishings we need. We must spend the money go to the store buy what we need, it won't come on its own like in the movie.
To win, we need consistent effort and sweat and tears and smartness.
That's the analogy for Jana
are real and permanent home inshallah.
This needs consistent effort, and it needs sweat and tears and smartness. It needs us to make the right choices based on one criterion alone. And that is the reader of Allah subhanho wa Taala is Allah pleased with this or not?
The sooner we take off the VR glasses, the VR headset, the sooner we can prepare for the reality that we will face when the show ends. And that is the truth of our all shows. They all end.
Allah subhanaw taala told us Kowloon of sin that is to promote we're in nama to have fallen out we do rock home yarmulke Jana, for one zoo has the Han inadi Whoa the Killa Jana the photographer's woman had to duniya it Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala said which means every one will taste death.
And only on the Day of Resurrection, shall you be paid your wages in full.
And whoever is removed away from the fire and we ask all of this for us all and whoever is removed away from the fire of Jana when admitted into Jana, only that person is successful, he indeed is successful. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception. It's a deceiving thing.
Allah subhanaw taala told us four things in this idle Griever.
Number one, that this show will end number two final winners and losers will be decided when it ends. Number three, that the winners are those who are saved from the hellfire.
And for that this show is a show. It's not real.
This is the essence of Taqwa to keep reminding ourselves that this life is not real.
Its goals are not real. It standards are not real, if not clearly toxic. It's a distraction from what Israel real goals and the real criteria of success. The reader of Allah Subhana Allah subhanho wa Taala as pleasure.
Ramadan came to make us obedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala and everything in our life. If we found out find ourselves being obedient in some things and not in others, then remember that selective obedience is disobedience.
It is easy to be obedient in things that we like to do anyway.
That's why the masjid is full for tarawih but not for for Salah. Let us ask ourselves why.
And what that means, and what is that telling us about our real spirit of obedience?
That is what needs to change. Allah subhanaw taala warned us and said Yeah, are you a Latina Armano in, in normal homebrew, while may zero while ensemble will resume minimally shaytan if I stand evil law I Look whom to fill the hole.
To give you an example of selective obedience that we practice in our lives. ultramarathoner told us as well My lawyer will believe intoxicants which is alcohol which is all kinds of drugs,
tobacco, all of this comes into that
All forms of gambling, whether it's auto racing, whether it is lotteries, whether it is dog racing, whatever.
All forms of gambling, Alan Savin Islam, fortune telling
an abomination are the filth of shaytans handiwork. Shelton's handiwork is filthy anyway, this is the cream of that filth.
So avoid stay away far away from that abomination in order that you may be successful.
What is our life?
We go to the masjid. But we will not leave dealing in Haram.
We read Quran, but with the same tongue we curves and tell lies and blackbutt and backbite and slander.
We don't eat pork, but we drink alcohol. And we buy and sell lottery tickets. And we deal with fortune tellers
was to just do all this we do.
But Allah subhanaw taala did not differentiate between these sins. He called all of them
the filth of shaitan and warned us to stay away from them. If we want to be successful.
ask a simple question. Why do we indulge in these things anyway?
To be successful? We think this is where success is. But Allah subhanaw taala told us the opposite.
Who do we believe? Who do we believe?
Let me give you some statistics
in 2019 78,000, said 927, so 79,000
thanks to alcohol alcohol related deaths in the year 2019. Were 79,000 people.
In 2020. It was 99,000 people, alcohol related deaths. These deaths also included motor vehicle crashes that happened because of driving under the influence of alcohol. This doesn't tell us about what happened to the victims of those accidents, who didn't die. But many were maimed and paralyzed for life.
Thanks for the fact that somebody had a good time at a party
doing something which is perfectly legal in our society, which is the buying, selling and consuming of alcohol.
Think about this, something which is getting close to 100,000 people every year.
Something with this kind of destructive potential and not just potential it's happening in any society of thinking, ethical, moral intelligent people.
How should that thing be treated? Should it be legal?
Should it be allowed should it be promoted?
But in our society, Alcor is not only legal, but if you are a business, then it's a tax deductible business expense.
And that is because we have made profit, our only criterion of success
that makes us abadal Footloose, the slaves are money, not about the lie, not the slaves of Allah.
But gender is not forever than photos. Gender is forever the lonely.
That is the choice we must make if we have a man.
As the old word said, Barack Obama who should have a Razzie has a yard we Unilever, this will not work.
Ramadan gave us came to give us a breather. Time to realign our priorities so that we change our destination. Ramadan is the exit ramp. If we took it, it will take us to the
to the highway leading agenda. If you didn't, if you don't take it, then we still continue on the same highway that we are traveling if this one is not leading to Jana, it won't suddenly Jana will not attend will not appear at the end of the highway.
Allah subhanaw taala demands that we choose
that we make a clear choice. Shaitan is our enemy. So treat him like an enemy Allah subhanaw taala said this inner shaitana the womb for that who are the one
but we treat each other as our advisor and friend. And we treat Allah subhanho wa Taala and those who Allah is or sell them as our enemies. We want to borrow and lend money on interest. And then we wonder why our door is not accepted. If Allah subhana
Hotel is our enemy who will accept our God and who will help us.
We eat anything without without bothering about whether it is halal or haram.
And then we wonder why it was not accepted.
We donate money to the masjid or the mother or the orphanage.
But nothing changes because Allah subhanaw taala accepts only what is pure. You can throw money at Allah and make difficulties go away. Allah subhanaw taala told us the difficulties come because of what we do. XRL fossa will bury well Buhari be Mikasa but I didn't notice the facade the trials the tribulations, the difficulties, the calamities, the pandemics, the accidents, the wars, the misery the suffering, this starvation, the sickness is because of the deeds that our hands earn.
Read the either side of the room.
Our actions are Amel, not Mal.
And what am I brought in mild cannot remove
think about this. Can you lose weight by donating money to the gym
or even by donating money in charity while still maxing out on carbs and sugars
So, how can we change the conditions we face? Because of our Amal because of our deeds? By throwing money at them?
What am I brought on? Only Amal can remove? So let us ask what do I need to stop doing right now? What do I need to start doing right now? And then do it.
Charity from haram wealth does not put out the fire or cool the anger of Allah.
We have been drying it for decades. Has anything changed? Except for the worse?
What are we waiting for? Total disaster
doesn't take long if Allah decides let's not play games with Allah subhanaw taala that's always a very bad idea.
Let us choose wisely our friends and our leisure activities and our leisure sports.
A person is the product of his or her friends. Rasool Allah Azza wa sallam said to us in the akhira you will be with those you love.
So let's ask Who do we love?
And then say look at them and think where do they look like they are going
and ask ourselves the question and say do I want to go to the same place with them? If not, the time to part company is now
remember the Halley's was was a Salem where Rasul Allah is Al Salam said if you sit in the job of the perfumer you will enjoy the beautiful aroma of the perfume and you will come out smelling good. But if you sit in the blacksmith's forge, you will smell smoke and sweat and your clothes will get stained with the coal dust, and perhaps even burn by embers flying out of the fire.
turned our world upside down. And then we wonder why our lives are full of stress and fear and depression and sadness and anger.
Let us ask what were my Ramadan goals? What did I achieve? What was the shortfall or surplus and then ask what's the plan to make up?
Don't wait for next Ramadan to do it. They're more they may not be another Ramadan in our lives.
We let us seek forgiveness, knowing that Allah subhanaw taala forgives
and change our attitudes and priorities and actions. Knowing that it's the fall without Toba is a lie.
To seek forgiveness without repenting and turning to Allah Samantha is alive. To seek forgiveness for something and to continue to do that is a lie that about the forgiveness. Let us make our dua powerful and eat halal only safeguard against our reality safeguard against showing off. Beg Allah subhanho wa Taala humbly and sincerely love Allah subhanho wa Taala and fear sin
let us change our color let us change our destiny. Make true is the VAR and then turn towards Allah subhanaw taala not from tomorrow. Now now now.
Because tomorrow is always too late.
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