Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam, ala Shara freedom VA when mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu, ala he was he was seldom does leave and go here and cathedra from abudu, my brothers and sisters,
we are talking about reflecting on the Koran.
the purpose of that reflection. As I mentioned before, the Quran is a map. And the purpose of looking at a map is to follow the map.
The map leads or shows us the way to our destination.
And a person who is looking at that map reading that map, it is expected of that person, then the person then follows the map to reach their destination.
And all along the way, the person continues to refer to the map to ensure that they are still on track.
We come to the idea of
don't even oh here and Dorito rubia in Surah Fatiha Yeah, can I can I stay?
If somebody asks you to explain this, let me copy that, in one line, you couldn't do better than to simply put this here and we're here to stay you alone we worship and You alone, we ask for help.
is our covenant with a lot of handles and agendas
as Muslims as those who have submitted to Allah subhanho wa Taala and we renew it every time we pray in every single pocket, because of the fact here is a record of the salah and the Salah is not valid. So can fathia is not recited
and every time we renew this covenant with Allah
we are reminding ourselves of what we promised to do
to worship only Allah and to ask help only from Allah.
Think about it like this
if you go to somebody for help
very powerful and big
some King or something like that,
what do you do?
You look to find this is true also for anyone I mean, not just the king,
what you do is if you are going to that person to seek help from them,
then you look to see and you try to find some commonality with that person.
So, for example, you can say, Well, you know, you and I belong to the same country, we are from the same family, we are from the same tribe, we have the same name, I am related to you through this one or that one. I for example, if you go to the CEO of the company was able I work for you, I am an employee of your company, meaning that by saying that, by invoking that connection, you are saying to that person, two things one is that I have a right to speak to you, I have a right to seek help from you. And to that.
with due respect, you must help me
because if you don't help me, who will help, I have a connection with you. I have, I am one of yours I belong to I belong to your organization, I work for you. I'm your employee, I'm your your country cousin, I'm your family, family friend, I am your family member, I am a member of your tribe, whatever is the connection. Right? We look for these connections, and this is our normal course of course of our life. We look for those connections, we look at what are the similarities, and then we invoke those and we bank on those similarities. those connections to give us that edge to seek the help of this person. You're gonna have to you're gonna say is doing that with the loss of 100 This
is the connection with a loss.
So effectively we're saying to Allah, Allah, I am belong to you. I am yours. I worship only you. I do not worship anyone.
Other than I do not join partners with you, I worship only you, we are going to stay in and I asked help only from you, I do not ask help from anybody else, I do not recognize anyone else as being able to help. I don't recognize anyone's power and authority, I recognize only your power and authority, because La la la, La Villa, there is no one who has any power, any authority, any ability, any,
any strength, any power, other than you, therefore I can I will do what you are going to say I ask help only from you. And I worship only.
And that's why after that, he did us random stuff, the dog comes, which is Oh Allah, guide me to the path of steadfastness, the path obviously,
we'll come to that later. But here we are saying that,
before you ask the favor, give me this Give me that.
The question that needs to be answered is Who are you? Why should I pay any attention to you? Why must I give you whatever? What what are you asking me? Why should I even allow you into my presence? And that question is being answered here by saying
only yours? I have a right to be here before I have a right to ask you. Because I asked only you. And I beg you and I plead with you give me what I'm asking. Give me because you can give, give me because I am asking. And I'm saying I am asked him because I don't ask anyone other than this is the power of drama. And this is the power of arrogance.
And that is why this is the fundamental point of our appeal. Now. This is what we are promising every record in every seller How shameful and dangerous it is.
To do this to make the promise and then to renege or to go back on this promise. After Salah is over, then we seek help from others. We joined partners with the loss of an OTA recovered ship. We can't do that. How shameful is that?
When the slavery sites is I when I decide desire when you decide this, I reflect on this reflect our own belief and the actions to see if they are in conformation with what you just said. You said you're gonna do we're gonna say is our action that
am I saying you're gonna do you're gonna say it and then I'm weighing and prostrating and I'm weighing and making sure that you agree.
Or I'm joining some partner with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
How terrible would that be?
That is the that is the most important thing to understand.
This is the whole issue of Muslims falling into open and hidden shark of various kinds.
My brothers sisters, please
stay far, far away from anything, which has even the smell of the smoke of ship.
What do you say to us? vantara. If you do that, if you recite you're gonna, you're gonna say every seller and then you go and ship.
What are you willing to say? When you finally stand before Allah,
you are one among millions. You want to ask him for the biggest favor in your life, which is forgiveness, want to ask him in a way that he will acknowledge and recognize you and not refuse. So what you do
this is what you do. First, establish your relationship with him to tell him who you are, and how you are loyal to him alone. And therefore he should listen to you. You renew your covenant with him.
Please remember that for every covenant,
every covenant is two ways. You promise to do something as a result of which you get some special consideration. That is what you are doing and that is what I'm doing. When we say here Can I will do we are gonna say we are speaking to Allah subhanho wa Taala one on one he can Abu he are gonna stay one on one directly without anyone in between. Not through somebody.
We're not asking someone else to speak on our behalf. Direct Connection. This is the massage This is the
the beauty of Islam. Many people ask how can we ask Allah directly? They should reflect what they're doing every time they're saying we're gonna do we're gonna say Allah subhanaw taala taught us to ask him directly. iaca is a form of addressed
That is used with someone you are standing in the presence of someone right in front of you, someone who you are standing before someone who is in front of you, it is direct first person you as in view I am talking to you
that is how close this form of communication is you alone we were who you you I'm standing in front of you, you alone we worship
you alone we bout You alone are our Mahmoud's you alone and nobody around with you nobody in your place nobody else other than you nobody with you, you alone we ask for help you alone can help us nobody and nothing else has any power to help or have learned
in the law. you and only you can help. And so we ask you
you know every
every culture every religion
has it has a as a message has a color has a
has something which is peculiar to
the message of Islam is this connection with Allah
direct connection with Allah
there are so many stories, true stories in Islam about people who had this direct connection with Allah who literally when they say yeah, I can I will do we are gonna stay there standing before Allah. And that's why the Hadees
Allah was asked what is what it is, he said, on top of the lock unlock
to worship Allah as if you can see him directly while I'm talking
and even though you cannot see him directly know that he's seeing you.
So you're gonna, you're gonna say this directly in front. You know, what are they Alon Omar Abdullah numero de la Noir. He says that one day he was going out of Medina somewhere. And he said that
a little bit out from the habitation.
on a hillside, he said I saw a little boy
who was preparing
And he had some sheep and goats, which were grazing. And this was a little shepherd boy
maybe 10 years old or something. So I've done a bit more on the randomizer I decided to hide myself and see what is the state of the Amato Rasul Allah.
So he said is why I saw him he took out of salah and after that he started making wiser Oh Allah.
My animals are suffering. There is no rain.
We need water. We need grass.
And Abdullah says the sky was absolutely clear. It was a hot hot day sky was totally clear.
And his voices all assembling. Sandrine now Sam rain here.
Abdullah Moraga Lama says that in that clear sky, a cloud arose, and it came on top of us and it rained and we got which
this is the this is the quality of the
people of this dean of this oma Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam who when they talk to Allah, they talk to Allah
they're not talking to a stranger the dogs in dollars ran out with a sense of loss or being in front of them. And they being in front of them as manager.
Yeah, and I was gonna stay in is not just about diets. It's something which keeps you and me safe from all sins. It's protection. Because the person who's who says he and I will do we are going to say in all the fives and
count the number of record, the first record this will not work at all the sooner we can pray.
count the total number of times a year, we are going to say
and a person who is living his life or her life with this consciousness of here Can I really we are going to stay. How can this person committed Is it because this person is conscious of the being in the Presence of Allah subhanho wa Taala 24 seven. He knows that Allah is watching me I know Allah is watching me I am looking at almost
figuratively speaking I mean I'm in his presence.
And I've seen as being to him as he Allah
Worship only, y'all I ask help only from
is a protection from sin. And this is the connection with Allah.
And that is why Allah subhana wa responds to this. Allah says biney verbena
where the Abdi masa?
Allah says this is between me and my abs, my slave. And for my slave is whatever he asks for.
This is the power of Yeah, can
you remember the head these were our other the Lama said that Allah subhanho wa Taala responds to certain Fatiha and for every ayat of Surah fathia Allah subhanaw taala respond and replace. And that's the reason why it also does Salam used to decide so the one I have I
and he would
have a small pause
at a long time but a very small pause between the two as if he's listening to the responsible
so what he and I are gonna say unless
and unless right way Never mind.
This is between me and my slave
while you have the masala and for my abs, whatever he has here and I will do what you're gonna say.
My brothers or sisters,
Allah subhanaw taala acknowledges and accepts this relationship of the
slave and he says, this is a matter between me and my slave. And I will give him whatever he asked for.
Now, let us reflect on this. What is the value of having our relationship with our Creator, our ruler or sustainer
with our Cardiff and Malika and Roger can hackie
Rob of the heavens and the earth, Umbra. musataha not
really acknowledged by himself.
So one is for me to claim y'all I am your appt. But here Allah say, Abdi, my abs,
Marina, Marina, Marina, this is between me and myself. And I will give my slave Valium device. And I will give my slave whatever they asked me.
This is the whole point of
It's not just a matter of reading the Quran, and looking at the, you know, translation of it, but to sit with that, and reflect and try to see what do I feel by this
sort of an explanation somebody is not, you know, you know, you're not telling a story.
When I have the sense that Allah subhanho wa Taala has responded to me,
you feel that way feel that?
What does it do to us?
What is the state of my heart? When I reflect on this as a my agenda irrelevant, has responded to what I said.
My brother and sisters,
it is this relationship
that we have to work on and build. So that we are recognized on this basis. Let me go before Allah subhanaw. taala
is the Who's this? He is the one who used to worship only Allah.
He's the one who never joined any partners with Allah. He is the one who asked help only from Allah.
That is the answer. Right? The melodica who would have been listening to you and me who would have been regarding our deeds, they will bear witness and they will say that this man, or this woman,
never asked help from anyone other than
this person did not worship anyone other than
you recognized by this by this
relationship. Who am I this is
the relationship of the rub with his abs is the clauses of relationships that exists.
And it's the only relationship that lasts long after all worldly relationships are over. It is the only relationship that will continue to benefit us in the place, which really matters which is the day of judgment.
That is no there is no relationship that is closer or more superior to that. Anyone who compromises that relationship or the relationship
For the sake of our relationship with any creature is truly foolish and ignorant.
It is about this relationship that also allies our allies, Allah mentioned. Narrator Safar when we're Harry's almasi, Alma zini, while I was walking with immunoblot, Allahu Allah, holding his hand a man came in front of us and asked, What have you heard from Rasul? Allah He sallallahu alayhi salam, about an najwa
immunoblot Allah said, I heard him saying, Allah will bring a believer near him
and shelter him with his screen.
And he will ask him, did you commit such and such sin?
And the believer will say, yes, fire up.
Allah will keep on asking him till he will confess all his sins, and he will think that he is ruined, is finished because he's confessing sins to Allah Rana paradigmatic. He got denied because you know, that was run into his nose and he's watching. Then Allah will say, Ice cream Ice cream, and I cover up your sins in the world. And I forgive them for you today. And then he will be given the Book of his good deeds in his writer regarding
hypocrites and regarding disbelievers.
That evil x will be exposed publicly.
And witnesses will say these are the people who lied against our Rob geladeira. Behold, the curse of Allah is upon the wrongdoers. And this is a good
how beautiful this is. You ask Allah Subhana Allah ask Allah Subhana Allah to make every one of you that that was who Allah will call on the devil.
Who will stand before Allah and who Allah subhana wa tada will say,
in this in your life, I covered yourselves.
And I will retain this color. Nobody will know you're not exposed before anybody here on the Day of Judgment. And I forgive you. This is the book of deeds in your right hand, go into journal.
That is the reason why most chaperones are used to say that if somebody praises you, they are actually praising the cover that Allah has put over you. Don't become proud, don't become arrogant because people are saying good things about
people are saying what they are saying because of the cover that Allah subhanaw taala put over.
Otherwise, as far as people are concerned, if Allah removed that cover, then all your evil would have been exposed to the people.
Right hamdulillah Allah, Allah gave me very good parents, and will give me very good guidance.
I remember 2008 I was invited to speak at the International Conference. And after that, I,
my wife and I went and we did Hajj as the guests
reserve for Hajj as the Ministry of Hajj in the governance of Arabia. So we were guests of the government.
And as a part of that, on either day in Mina, I was invited to a banquet in the hospital Mina in the MENA palace
with the King of Saudi Arabia. His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Rahim Allah.
So I went
we were in a bus, they were about 3035 of us. Were all special invitees.
And we were taken in this bus
up into the palace.
You drove in the bus in a beautiful grounds and so on.
And as you were getting out of the bus, the the guy who was there with us, the protocol officer, he said to us please leave your phones in the bus. Because phones are not allowed inside the palace. So we'll I left my phone though the little Nokia phones I left my phone in the bus and we went into the palace.
As you entered the Paris they were these two beautiful models of the to Hawaii.
The harbor bacana Medina
in complete intricate detail, very, very beautiful and you would walk between them.
You would walk around them on two sides, the right and left beautiful. And then you enter a whole huge big hall, in which there were chairs, all the same kind of chairs facing the far wall.
And along the far wall, there was a set of chairs, exactly the same chairs as the one that we were sitting on.
facing this way, this one line of chairs facing this way, and a line upon line upon line of chairs facing the wall.
And at the far end of the room on the right, was a door.
So the protocol officer said to us, Please take your seat sit anywhere,
he said, the king will come from that door, and he will come out from there, and along with his ministers, and they will sit there. And then we will ask you, and each one of you walk down this,
this aisle, and you will go and meet the king and shake his hand and then take a right turn go through that door into the banquet hall. And that's where you have your lunch.
I'm talking about the cover that Allah subhanaw taala puts over us and not to get arrogant with the praise that we receive.
So my turn came, I also went, there were two cameras and whatnot. And I shook the hand of His Majesty King Abdullah
And at that time, I remember I thought to myself, I wish you know, I had a camera.
So I could take a picture and show my mother when my mother was back home and
she would have been very happy to see me in this place. But of course, I had no camera and nothing so anyway
should be shook his hand he gave door and so on. And then we went into the banquet hall, we had an absolutely fabulous, beautiful banquet. When I got back to the bus, I saw that my phone there were three or four missed calls from my mother. And my mother was a very cut and dried kind of person. She never found anybody.
And even if we want her and said, you know, how are you shoots? I'm fine. And that was it. having that conversation with her. We're like, you know, a couple of minutes.
So getting three or four missed calls from her was. I mean, I panicked because I thought it was
maybe some problem or something. So I immediately called her
and she said to me, might work with Vicki to Matias had malaria. She said I saw you You were shaking hands with the king.
So I said how do you see me shaking hands with the king?
I was thinking about Did you have a dream or something? I mean, how could she see me? shaking hands with the king? So I said How did that happen? She said I was having my afternoon nap. I got up and I walked into the living room.
I turned on the TV. And it was the Saudi channel. And I saw you on this on the on Saudi TV, shaking hands with the king.
in my house, first of all, my mother was not a great TV watcher. Secondly, in the middle of the day for her for her to turn the TV on is another impossible thing she was
she was she was suffering from arthritis, very severe arthritis. She used to walk with a walker. So imagine she comes out of a room with a walker into the living room.
And she turns the TV on which he never does. And then when she turns it on, it turns on on the Saudi channel. Now there's nobody in my house who watch the Saudi news because nobody speaks Arabic.
And there's no way that they would watch they would watching saw the news. She turns the thing on and there is Saudi news and not their Saudi news. She's seeing me shaking hands with the king.
at the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. Anyway, we got back home after after Hajj. And I went doing my mother.
She again she congratulated me and so on. And then she said to me,
she said different people call me by different arts and so on her sisters, and cousins, and she said you know they were praising you and they were saying good things about you and so on. And I'm happy to hear that. Then he says to me,
don't let all this get to your head.
Doesn't matter what people think of you.
The only thing that matters is what Allah subhanaw taala thinks.
So have it last. Don't get caught up in all of this meeting this king and that King and whatnot. And don't get caught up in what people are saying about you when people are saying nice.
About ramlila is good let them say.
But that is not something for you to get to your head.
Focus on Allah Subhana Allah Allah, seek His forgiveness and do not get carried away by what people say.
I have the lamellas Rotella filler filler hour with no malice mantella be pleased with my mother. And for reversals, it's a very good thing to have parents who will tell you the right thing to do.
And hamdulillah. So, this is the Hadees, where
the person we brought before las panatela and this person will
be told about their sins, but Allah will say, I have covered you, I covered you in life. And I am now covering you here.
I did not expose you there, I will not explain to you. How beautiful is this. I make this for all of you.
All of you are people who Allah subhanaw taala would cover with his mercy and grace
and never lived discovered in this dunya will affect
our ancestors really ask yourself therefore, what this relationship is worth to you.
And then ask if it is worth ruining for the sake of your friends and relatives and so on. who insist on displeasing and angering unless
they ask you to participate in this function that function they asked me to tell you you're there they asked you to do this and that they asked you to eat this and that never never never
nothing and nobody is worth
compromising and corrupting the relationship with Allah
that the major reason why otherwise good Muslims fall into Haram is to please their friends
their bully with
first of all people are not telling me you're not that interesting or not that important that people are going to talk about if they even if they talk about you.
Let them talk.
They're not going to come with you in your grave. They will not stand with you on the day of judgment to support you or to protect you.
You will be alone I'll be alone.
Let us focus on the one who will who will who will be with us and before we will move on which is the last
that's the reason why it's so important to keep the company of good people in the company of people who are obedient to Allah subhanaw taala it is difficult to be disobedient to them
difficult to be distributed Call us if you are in the company of people who are under Sunnah.
who pray on time
to give charity who when they talk, they talk they talk good things, good language, no cursing, no bad words, no obscenities.
When they talk, they talk they say good things about people, good stories.
Not everything has to be religion. Maybe they can talk about you know important interesting things in his life in the world.
In that company, you learn something
is beneficial for you. At the time of Salah they will get up to pray you also pray with them.
Even if you are not generally used to bring on time you will pray with them because they are praying. Obviously I mean, if I hope nobody's so shameful, so shameless, that they you know, they will sit and not pray while people are praying. What kind of Muslim is that? When people are praying in front of you, you will not pray he will sit
So even people who don't normally pray, will pray
when others are praying.
And the same thing is
the opposite. If you are in the government, you have people who are disobedient or less valterra it becomes difficult for you at the time of prayer to get up and pray when nobody's praying.
It becomes difficult for you if people are sitting there doing rebirth and you're talking about people. For many people, it's very difficult to tell them look, stop doing this. This is backbiting rebirth is haram don't do it or to get up and walk away very difficult. Usually out of politeness out of whatever, being intimidated, you will continue to sit there and you will listen to all that stuff, which also takes away your goodies.
It's very difficult to go against the flow Usually,
people like to seek acceptance in society.
Most people don't have the self confidence to say no sorry, I'm not interested accepted, I will say what needs to be said. If it is right it is right if it is wrong, if you don't like it, don't like it, I don't care, but I will speak the truth.
That is not easy.
So it is very important to be in the company of people where you are not tested like this.
that's why even though
he said, your circle is taller, when the slave reads each eye, he reflects on his own life. And he makes over. And what's the effect of doing that? A minimum of five times a day or two good and more accurately 17 times a day 17 records of for solo ad The sooner you do it, and you have another 12 a Muslim renews his or her contract covenant with Allah subhanho wa Taala 29 times in a day,
one more is needed. Right 29 times in one day, there are 24 hours, which means you are renewing your contract with Allah to covenant
more than one time every hour.
I was just as seriously let us ask
ourselves, what is it that we want from Allah subhanaw taala. Because when you look at it,
everything we want everything we need. There's only one source from which we can get that and that is Allah subhanaw taala.
So why would you or I do anything to compromise that to spoil that
everything ultimately boils down to our Yaki the acid.
This was the bone in the throat. This was a sticking point for the people the music in America. They were willing to believe in Allah. They were willing to believe even in the hate to say that almost rather than as one and nobody is worthy of worship, except Allah.
What they had difficulty was with what with was the whole idea of being resurrected
and being called
a man give them celibacy, this, you know, some people are truly
the opposite of blisters through request. A man came noses. You brought a bone from some graveyard here. So he found a wooden board.
And he stood in front of the bouncers, lm and he crumbled that bone like this. And he said, Yeah, well, I'm
Are you telling me that your Rob will resurrect this and he covered his bone and made it all bones and
powder? It said, Are you saying that your rub is going to make this thing come alive?
Highly disrespectful way in which he addressed also vice versa services objective, my rep will resurrect that. And my rug will desert you. And he will put you in Johanna.
Imagine here's an opportunity to get the bizarre agenda from from a retail seller
by accepting Islam at his hands, and this man goes and says something and earns jahannam for himself.
Allah protect us from ourselves and protect us from this trans.
If that man had done nothing, maybe he would have gone to that. But he came and seemed to have it.
So this was this was integration with the machine again with the with the policies. So
the idea that they are going to be again brought back to life and call to account for something that they could not wrap their heads around.
The tragedy is that this seems to be the case with us even today. And as I mean Muslim not talking about non Muslims as Muslims.
We need to ask, do I really believe in the afterlife? And as I've said many times before,
and it's not my theory, this is what the wireless router told us. On the day of judgment. This time will be sealed. And you're not the one if we were to call him and Id him. The hand will speak what the shadow and the feet will bear witness. You mock me
about what you did.
So do we really believe this?
Because if you really believe it, then our speech and our actions must prove that
if I believe that I'm going to stand before Allah, then my life, my actual my speech must prove that if my life and action and speech are disobedient, Allah subhanaw taala then it means that I do not really believe that I'm going to stand before Allah, because how can I claim that I will stand before Allah, but I don't pay any attention to what Allah has ordered. I don't pay any attention to what also was taught me. How is it possible?
I remind myself when you let us seriously think and reflect on our own opinion with respect to the action and to correct it before it is too late.
Or Salalah. Allah will Karim Allah He was I mean mean that I'm gonna pick up. salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.