Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
How to develop Taqwa – Part 2
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Shafi lumbago mousseline muda Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam doesn't even get here and cathedra from Abu sisters
al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen
Yesterday I spoke to you about one aspect of it which is to inculcate and develop in our hearts
the glory and majesty of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And as I told you, we can do that when we know Allah subhanaw taala How can we know Allah subhanaw taala we can know Allah subhanho wa Taala in two ways, by reading his column by seeing how he described himself because nobody can describe Allah subhanaw taala better than he described himself and then reading about Allah subhanho wa Taala as description
the Hadees of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam
were nosara Salah also described one of the most beautiful places to
to understand the description of Allah subhanho wa Taala and his glory and majesty is to focus on the the eyes of Allah stroller.
For example, if you see the morning asker which we do the draw that also taught us to do.
For example, He said in the Hadees he said that every joint of your body has a right and this right as to make sure you're a philosopher and author and he said to this the Savas jasola How can we do that and I wish also taught them this law which we are supposed to decide four times in the morning and four times in the night before we go to sleep. So we decided in the morning we shall allow my name is Berto Hidaka we're oshi hoshido Havana arshak Ecotec with Jimmy
and canta Allahu La ilaha illallah wa Hajduk Allah sharika Lackawanna, Mohammed Abu kawara solak now see this beautiful, beautiful, beautiful door where Allah say and say, Oh Allah, I have woken up and I make you the witness who's Hidaka and I make witness the melodica which are holding up the ash, the harvill in the US.
And then I make all the melodica witness. Now we only Allah knows the tada the other the number of is Malaika. And I make witness every created thing journey.
Right, which means I'm making the arch witness I'm making the kursi witness I'm making the column witness. I am making every created thing witness
on what a knock on the La Ilaha Illa. anta wa Hajduk Allah Sheree luck.
This is the glory and majesty of Allah. I make you witness that there is no one that you are alone
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that I make I make all of this witness that you are alone in your glory and majesty that there is nobody like you
will have that luxury Kanaka that there is no one Sheree in you there is no one who has any share in anything to do with you either in your head or in your sofa or in your file or you know either
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and then Bahamas Ursula is your slave and he is your messenger. However, sisters This is the way of recognizing the glory and majesty of Allah subhanaw taala by reading his column by reading his own, the way he described himself, and by reading how Rasul Allah sallallahu Sallam described is Rob de la jolla.
When we do this, and then we reflect on it, and then we think about it, and then we say Swan Allah, this is the one that I worship. I do not worship a celestial body. I don't worship a mountain I don't worship a river, I don't worship any created thing. I worship the one who created all of that and all that I don't know which far exceeds what I know.
this is what will bring inshallah the glory and majesty of Allah into our hearts.
About which we need to develop, which also contributes to taqwa is the hope of Allah is the love of Allah. As I told you taqwa is a combination of two things it is the pleasure of Allah and the hug of Allah. It is the all and glory and majesty of Allah and the heart
and the love of Allah Subhana Allah
how do we love Allah?
So what I mean is, it's a dumb question. The real question should be how do you not love Allah? Subhana
Allah subhanaw taala as this question, gave a talk for Billa
consumer to consumer consumer.
I remember reading the lobby we had one of the Arab Imams, I think it was in Kuwait.
Where this guy voted for me he repeated that so many times. He said he voted for a bill Nabila. caverta una bella
Bella, how can you deny a loss of an OTA How can you not love a loss?
How can you not be grateful?
And you are dead. You did not exist. Even your memory did not exist your name did not exist. Allah tala inzone hinami nada hurry. lamea kosha mascola. Allah says human being has mankind forgotten the fact that there was a time the way they were not even a thing mentioned.
I've said this many times before.
When a child is born, what do you say?
You say Omar had a son or a daughter.
Until the name is given to the child, that child has no existence melas Mandela give you good children happy children, healthy children.
But if a child dies in infancy
before the child was named, what do you say who died
so and so son so and so's daughter so so child died
when I die
this thing goes all over the world. So I can probably safely say that some of you will be praying my gerada I don't know whichever country I die
and agenda will be after the Salah.
I asked Allah subhanaw taala to grant me janaza to serrato Juma inshallah
and if that happens, after the Salah, what will they say? What was the what was the person was going to do this a lot. So, generally what is your brain what
will they say bring our bag or will they say bring the janazah bring the body.
So, when you we are born even after we have been born, we are on this earth, we are alive and well. We have no name.
And after we die as soon as we die,
the first thing that is taken from us is our name.
And then everything else
all the material will go
all the material but when they're doing the whole sort of the general What do they say? You're
a genetic officer, no.
It wasn't the other way or give goes up.
So they take away everything. And then gradually your memory also will go Illa Mashallah. Except the memory of those who Allah subhanaw taala wants to keep.
Give us a true
Gautama what you were dead for a year. Our sisters begin thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala we don't even know where to begin where to thank, when in doubt do nevertheless de la Soha Allah said if you want to thank evil cow God even if you want to count the Naira of Allah, if you want to count the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala you will not be able to count lat or suha in other words, Allah said that if the if trees became pens,
from each tree, if you created God rose you know 10,000 pens.
And if the oceans became ink and you started writing the prayers of Allah subhanaw taala Allah subhanaw taala said all of that will be unfinished and if the whole thing was repeated, replenished
all of that will finish for a second time but the praise of Allah subhanaw taala will not be finished.
This is the glory and majesty of
So this live which Allah gave us
Allah gave you life. This life is the greatest now that Allah gave us with angles around the data that Allah subhanaw taala gave us life unlocked one Allah tala in this life, he gave us health, he gave us intelligence. And in this life Allah subhanaw taala gave us he died he gave us guidance
with this life and with this health and with his intelligence, if we didn't have guidance, we would have ended up with a Jana in hellfire. But Allah subhanaw taala gave us guidance to repent to if we commit something wrong to to make amends for this.
So that our we are always on track inshallah.
I mentioned to you the importance of living with awareness
to thank Allah subhanaw taala is the best way of ensuring that we are aware
Allah subhanaw taala gave us faculties
with angles rather level for our faculties.
Allah subhanaw taala taught a speech.
Carla Collins, who Allah
Allah subhanaw taala created in January taught him to speak. How would we express our thoughts, how we express our emotions?
How would we will pray the loss rather than if we did not have speech?
Allah daughter speech, Allah daughters how to speak. Allah taught us what to say.
Allah subhanho wa Taala urahara Allah Quran Allah subhanaw taala trotters is Callum,
who is the teacher of the Quran? Allah Subhana Allah Allah Allah, Allah subhanaw taala daughters Quran, Allah Jalla Jalla Jalla who not only send his color, but Allah subhanaw taala authorized us and gave us the permission to recite it.
Allah subhanaw taala taught us He created us to worship Him. And then he showed us how to worship Him.
right it's a it's a digital format, how to watch a velociraptor and in that worship of Allah subhanaw taala Allah subhanaw taala permitted us to actually use his speech, which is not a created thing, the speech of Allah the column of Allah subhanaw taala is an attribute of Allah subhanaw taala is a symbol of Allah subhanaw taala yet Allah subhanaw taala allowed us we are creatures
to speak and articulate the column of Allah subhanho wa Taala without tongues.
And when we recite this column of Allah subhanaw taala if we make mistakes, Allah subhanaw taala does not punish us.
I love the word just for our Salah
with Allah subhanaw taala literally for every breath that we take,
you know, this is with Angola for everybody. This is a common sort of statement that I've heard many times, and I've made many times, but just a few days ago.
This thing literally hit me. I was walking outside and you know, I live in a here now in America, I'm in Connecticut, and I'm in a very beautiful place. It's a very rural place farmland everywhere the spring is coming new birds new flowers are are opening everywhere The trees are becoming green, once more color is coming into the land. The winter had its own beauty means there's no time when it is not beautiful. But this is a new beauty. And as I was walking, I was breathing and I thought to myself swallow this. There is so sweet, because it is completely unpolluted. It is pure, pure pure air. Because there's not in any case, in this place, there is very little traffic because it's a
very rural place. And now it is locked down. There is almost no traffic on the road. Whoa, I go for a walk. I go, you know, three, four miles an hour, three, four miles, I see maybe, you know, 10 cars or something.
So pure air. And I thought to myself, I'm breathing, and I'm thinking to myself swala How beautiful is this air. And then the thought struck me that those who are dying with COVID-19 and swala there's so many of them dying.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala to cure those who are sick and to
prevent these diseases affecting those who are not sick. But I was thinking myself that the person who dies from this dies of respiratory failure meaning he cannot breathe
As simple as that,
is as simple as that the person cannot breathe.
So the point is that I'm able to breathe, I'm able to breathe freely without any problem or hamdulillah My nose is not blocked. Nothing
melas Mandela protect us. I think about that how
how much we need to thank Allah subhanaw taala for the simple thing,
just that I can breathe freely, without any problem.
I thank Allah subhanaw taala for my family,
my close family, my extended family.
People who love me, people who support me, people who helped me hamdulillah Allah tala is the provider of everything.
Haskell as well as ask yourself
list, as sometimes it is to be will, that take a piece of paper and start writing down? I know Alice Walker said you can never lose but he didn't say never try. So try.
Write down the things that we have to be grateful to Allah subhanho data for.
There is a good friend of mine, who I seem to have lost touch with hopefully I will be able to get back in touch with him.
who is in Long Island, and he is the head of a Masjid. May Allah bless him. I knew him when he was a student, but 22 years ago
and he was with me, he was listening to a lecture of mine on sugar.
And he said to me,
he said, I am grateful for my knuckles. I said we should be grateful. He said I'm grateful for knuckles. So when he first said I'm grateful for my knuckles, I for a moment I thought to myself, Oh, is this kid pulling my leg or something? I mean, what's he? He's being funny? I didn't say anything. I said handler that's good.
And then it struck me
a few after after that. Some days later.
I was in the post office. And I saw this very old woman.
It was close to Christmas time and I saw this very old woman. She was holding a walker and she was pushing herself
into the post office her hands were completely like this, you know the fingers were totally sort of twisted. And he had great difficulty in holding the Walker and gr difficult and on top of that she had this plastic bag hanging from her wrist.
So I said no, I'm gonna help you sir. Very grateful. I took the bag. The bag had
And she was sending greeting cards to her children who she was she was living in a in an old people's home and she was sending sending greeting cards to her children who were not here
and what and to send a greeting cards he had come to the post office to get stamps and so on and so forth.
And that is when Madeline's comment struck me know how true that comment was. That here is a woman with in advanced stage of arthritis and see a condition
and Knuckles don't work. So these knuckles are ours and we are you know, opening and closing our fists and hands, you're holding things without thinking we don't even we don't even think about that. Because they are working
because nothing is wrong with them.
But May Allah protect you from all these ailments but those who have arthritis
they start painting this or hurting I had many years ago I actually can Lumia once and one of the biggest problems of that is that it's every joint in your body gets inflamed.
And you can literally you can mentally go over your body and count the number of joints from the places where it pains so here it will pain here it will pain here it will be here you can even feel the different places in which it all the hands hands the wrist everything else it's a it's a it's a torture just to turn over on the bed.
that's what I thought to myself knuckles.
Throttle me lovely bless Bama. What a beautiful learning I mean at 22 years later, I still remember that comment. And I thank Allah router. I thank him and May Allah bless him.
So seriously, the more we thank Allah subhanaw taala The more we love Allah smarter
because the question comes, the question is what is the comes? Why me? You know, usually you will find people ask this question of why me with regard to negative things. Then somebody gets cancer is the reason why me
the Wimbledon player, Wimbledon champion, he was the first black man to be to be a Wimbledon champion.
He got AIDS because of a blood transfusion.
He was in an accident, he had to get a blood transfusion and the blood was contaminated. And he ended up having getting it.
So they asked him who wrote this note to him and you know, his fans? Obviously, people were sad. So they said to him, Why you? Why did this happen have to happen to you?
and Arthur, actually, his reply is classic swallow.
It goes something like this. I may be wrong in the exact numbers. But Arthur actually said something like
he said there are maybe 50 million kids who want to play tennis professionally.
So if you count all the kids in America or all the kids
in the world who are learning tennis, professionally learning tennis and academies, and maybe that's what 50 million. He said out of that about 5 million qualify for local
to it's already down to 10%.
And then he said out of 5,500,000, qualify at a bigger level at a higher level.
And then he went on like this. And he then he said, and finally one
out of 50 million won, wins, Wimbledon.
He said, when I was holding the Wimbledon trophy in my hand, I didn't ask why me?
So you want me to ask now? Why me?
See the absolutely beautiful thought of this thing.
We tend to ask why me when there is misfortune do we ask why me for our good fortune for Allah Samantha's blessings.
I asked this all the time. So Allah May Allah protect me from Maria. One of the things that I've said is that on the Day of Judgment, I will decide before Maradona, Delano and I will ask him yell at me Why me?
Telling me Why me?
I know what I was.
I know what I did. I didn't do
and I know where I'm sitting today. Not in terms of any honor or greatness or I'm not nothing, I'm not ashamed. I'm not a Mufti. I'm not carrying the Quran and not the Koran, and nothing.
But Allah subhanaw taala makes me talk about his greatness.
And Allah subhanaw taala makes me praise Him and makes me mentioned his greatness and talk about soccer and so on and so on. And the biggest beneficiary of that is myself.
Whether anyone listens to me or not, whether you accept it or not. When I am saying these things, these things are becoming more and more real to me. These things are things that I have reminding myself about over and over and over.
And that's what I asked myself this question I said,
I didn't nothing. I made no effort.
I lived a life of thoughtlessness for years for decades.
You are the one who picked me out from there who cleaned me up who cleaned up my act and who made me do these things and I continue to do this
my brother's sisters, look at your blessings and ask why me?
And then I love it open your hearts to that and you will learn to be thankful to Allah subhanaw taala and if you do that what Allah is a lion Shakur Tomasi de Nicola said if you are grateful to me, I will increase my blessings to you. And when we are conscious of the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala with love Allah.
Allah loves you. The biggest sign of that is because he sent his guitar and he said Mohamed Salah, salah
and allows you loving back
or sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi to go