Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala lambier mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam doesn't even Cathedral Cathedral.
My brothers and sisters in our lesson on reflecting on the Koran, we have been talking about the
beautiful invocation we've been talking about the
reiteration of our Buddha with Allah subhanaw taala. When we said he can I was gonna stain.
I remember the last lesson we also mentioned the the beautiful reflection of MLK.
Who said that
sort of the father is Toba
because whenever the slave recites so the fact that he or she is reflecting on their own life and thinking about themselves,
and they're thinking about how they're fulfilling what they should have been doing. So for example, when the slave reads al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen he or she reflects on
how thankful they are to Allah subhanaw taala because 100 later on but Allah mean means that all prayers and all thanks is only to Allah subhanaw taala deletable so if I'm saying al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen that obviously it means I must think and ask myself, How many times did I think I was gonna tell him? You don't think I lost that at all?
It no good saying all praise and thanks to Allah, and then I am ungrateful to Allah subhanaw taala. Just think about this and say, I remind myself and you let us reflect on our conversations.
When we speak, what is the first thing out of our mouth? Is it
thankfulness or is it in gratitude?
being ungrateful? Which one because the two are not that the two are two opposites, the two are not the same.
If I'm thankful I cannot be ungrateful and vice versa.
Just see our normal conversation. You ask somebody how everything's, everything's okay. But you know, it's too hot.
Or it's too cold. Or there's too much of rain or there's too little rain. There's always some problem. Right? There's always something which is missing.
Now, how can you be grateful? If you are only focusing on what according to you is missing?
Now this is the problem with
with practically everybody. But we are only focused we only focus on what we think is missing.
How can we know we don't focus on the thing and say al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen how's the weather absolutely beautiful.
Over there, so hot, yeah, it is hot.
This is summer.
Summer is supposed to be hot.
Now this is the whole
issue of looking at something and saying Alhamdulillah
beautiful this is.
See how Allah Subhana Allah created this world
including things which are,
you know, within, which are kind of painful.
Take for example, the Israel mosquitoes right now,
no matter life. This is saying to say if you think you are too small to make a difference, try to sleep in a room with a mosquito.
I will make sure that you never sleep the whole night. The thing is,
you can complain about the mosquito or you can reflect on the fact that Allah Subhana Allah created his insect which
finds you it doesn't find you by sight, he doesn't find you by sound, he find you by the carbon dioxide that you breathe out into the atmosphere. The mosquito senses that. Now think about this, you are in this room.
And you can mean the most massive room you can imagine. You're in this big massive room. Now see how many million liters of air is in that room?
Right before you enter the room. The room is there. So how many million liters of that now you are one human being you're sleeping in one corner of this room? sure you're breathing out carbon dioxide, that's what people do.
But how much of carvery oxide Are you breathing out? You're not a pump. You're not really you're not blowing it out. You know?
that carbon dioxide is getting diluted in this millions of liters of air. Yet, that little insect that little mosquito might be in the other end of the room will find you.
So now when the mosquito government bites you, by all means, slap him and you know, send him away forever. But reflect on this on the glory and magnificence of Allah, Allah. Allah Allah what kind of creature did Allah create?
What kind of sense is Allah give him to find his food? You are his food
mate as people ask me you know some
people do believe that there are aliens
Do you believe that aliens came to the earth? At any point during in in history we were talking about the pyramids and this and that and they say well you know this couldn't have been built by human beings. So these things are probably aliens came into the world and
and built these things.
So do you believe in aliens and you believe the aliens came to the world? My standard answer is yes, I believe in aliens. And yes, aliens came to the world areas are in this world right now. And you know them.
You've seen them
is a word that
aliens I said they are called insects.
They are called insects.
Think about that. Here. Here is
a creature that is so completely different from you and me.
It has no heart. It has no lungs. It has no blood circle blood circulatory system.
In many ways, it has no brain.
At least not as not a brain as we know.
It can live underwater.
Permanently I mean, it doesn't have to come up for air.
It has no gills like like a fish.
It lives under water.
eats and drinks in different ways is not not the same as as we do. If it dies and decomposes, there is no smell.
it reverses differently. It lives different deadlines differently, completely, totally alien.
And these aliens are in this world and these aliens are so critically important to the world that if the insects disappeared from the from this planet, so would the human race.
With all the pollinators would go, all your crops would fail.
That you wouldn't last too long. After insects are wiped out.
Thank you Allah hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen
Amanda Rahim, the Most Merciful,
the Most Beneficent.
So as the slave is deciding that he's thinking to himself, what am I doing to attract this Mercy of Allah?
Am I made Toba minister far away? Am I do Am I focused on the mercy of Allah subhanho that am I thanking Allah subhanaw taala for his mercy
Maliki Ahmed did
on the Day of Judgment I'm going to be presented to one last one.
Medic Yama, tea
no matter what I have in this world I may think I'm a great king and I've glorious this and glorious that and I've got so much money in the bank and you know all the usual nonsense that we take pride in. including for example, I think I'm such a great scholar
Maliki Amati when I am presented before Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah will not ask me how much I knew Allah will not ask me how much I had Allah will ask him only one thing which is what did I do
to what's the answer to that?
So the idea is so the idea is
sort of the idea is dusky
yeah can I was gonna say
Oh Allah I belong to you. Oh Allah worship only you Oh Allah. Help only from you. And just live with reflect am saying this to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Is it true?
Is it true?
I'm saying Yeah, can I do the same but is this what I'm doing? Or is my life full of shark
Am I running here and they're seeking help from this one on that one?
Not from us. Which one
It's not it is not simply enough to say you're gonna, we're gonna stain when I'm doing the opposite of that.
Because I'm going to be faced with a loss of a handle data.
I'm saying I love only you I worship meaning what only you I obey. And then
I go and I take an interest based bank loan.
I accept a declaration of war from Allah Subhana. Allah says Allah. So where is this? Where is this idea?
Where does this obedience Allah subhanaw taala?
What kind of a slave of Allah Are you
that you consciously seek
to disobeyed Allah.
This is what further vada does when we are when we are praying.
When we are making da when we are praying.
So the father is forcing us to reflect on our own lives.
we said he and I will do the same. As I said, this is a connection with Allah. This is the vasila This is the master.
Who are you? Allah, I'm yours. Why are you here? Am I here to ask you? Because I don't ask anybody else. May Allah make this true for ourselves? Let us force ourselves to look at ourselves and say, am I telling a lie standing before Allah subhanaw taala on the masala, think about that, how bad is that? How evil is that?
That I say you're gonna have the way you're gonna say, but I'm worshiping others. You might say well, no, I'm not making that such that to somebody know what she was not only sang sudo worship is his obedience. Worship is to seek help worship is to do all the stuff that we do,
which only Allah deserves.
But we do it for others.
So now imagine that hamdulillah insha Allah, you said you're gonna do you're gonna say, and this is true for you. May Allah make it that way. What's the next step?
Again, Allah. I worship no one except you. I asked help from no one except you.
Okay, so what do you want?
You've been given the space.
You've been given the right to be here. So now what do you want?
Allah, Allah taught us to make God. What do I want, like guide me to the path of steadfastness.
guide me to the path of steadfastness.
And is the fall so the reflection, introspection?
Because when I say Allah guide me, to the path of righteousness,
that I was looking at my life.
And say, I asked Allah to guide me to the path of righteousness. Is my life on a path of righteousness?
If I want guidance,
what is this guidance called? This guidance is called on Coronel Kareem.
This guidance is called Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah highly he while he was solemn. So if I ask for the guidance of Allah and Allah, Allah has given me the guidance, then what must I do? I must follow that guidance.
You go to somebody and say, I need to go to such as a place. Can you guide me, the one says, Here is a map?
Sure, I'll guide you Here is a map.
Now what you do,
keep them up in your hand and walk around in circles? No.
Keep them up in your hand. So I'm searching for the truth.
What truth, you have the truth in your hand?
There's no such thing for the truth.
There's no need to search for the truth. The truth is you and it's called the Quran.
To ask for guidance, God guide. Now what?
Now we follow that path.
Now we follow the guide.
There are two ways of guiding.
There are two ways of guiding somebody. One is to give them a map. Let them read the map.
Let them follow the map. Maybe they do it correctly. Maybe they do it incorrectly. There's no one to ask questions. The map is there. The map can talk to you so
you do what you think is right. You do
What do you think you should do.
But the other way of guiding
which is absolutely 100% perfect, without any possibility of of going wrong is to give you a map and then also give you a guide and individually person who knows the way
to show you the way
and to take you along with them.
That's the second way of guiding A lot of us The second way Allah gave the map which is called corral Kareem and then he sent his guide, he sent a teacher he sent somebody to us, to teach us and show us and take us along this path, which is mentioned in the map
and who is the teacher
and that is why I lost Ryan guard, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he called us
his Yama for us.
He called him his
blessing on a
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readily and truly Allah Serrano blessed
give them a Namah
is vasavi him Rasulullah min unfussy
brought out that he sent
for them era su.
He sent for them his messenger
from among them
is a blessing in two ways. One, the blessing by association
that you are from the same people
who are the people, the people of resources. It's like saying I'm from a royal family,
big deal accident of birth.
because it's the royal family,
the name my name signifies that
and some of this reflected glory of the royal family
supposedly reflects on me,
people who are from one family, this is what they
live in, they feel good about it. This is my title.
pointless titles man which
which by which you think you are superior to another person you are not all human beings are the same.
in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala
except at koco. In aka Rama comins Allah
in the economical Mandalay at Cabo. Verily the most honor of you in the sight of Allah is the one who has the greatest taqwa
is not the son of this king or that King of the daughter of this king or that King is not a member of this royal family without that royal family.
not his royal family, he was the king.
And he's in Jannah.
The big deal that the being a member, a sign of the great royal family of Egypt, didn't help him.
And that is the
thing that we need to focus on. That we are the abode of Allah have handled that and that is the greatest honor that anybody can possibly have. When I learned that I wanted to honor a source or seller
and to mention him with honor. What did he say? Subhan Allah, the Asara be Abba de les laminal musti de l'homme either Merci de la sala de Baraka Hola, Julio lunaria, who Minaya Tina.
Allah said, glorious and Glorified is He who took his slave, Abba de
les laminal mercy
in the night from machine to machine from Makkah Jerusalem
mallows Rhonda grant that we have the opportunity to pray in both these places.
My brother says
this is the meaning of
understanding and reflecting on the forum so when you are reading so the bad guys
isn't a Serato stuffy, we focus on ourselves and say Allah subhanaw taala granted me the surah
Allah I asked Allah, Allah give me and Allah gave me. And when I lost Rhonda, give me now what do I do?
I need to
Think about this,
you would like to
have divided over small teaching story.
talking about asking for something which is comprehensive, would give you everything you need
to study is that there was a poor man who was very, very poor.
He had no children. And he had a mother who was blind.
So, one day an angel appeared to him and said,
I can grant you one wish.
So ask what you want.
So here's a man who was
very, very poor.
He wants to have children, he has no children. And he has a mother, who's old and she's blind.
So he's got, at least in the story of three major needs.
He needs wealth in his children, and he needs a mother to have a riser.
But this angel says I can give you only one.
So the man says,
I wish that my mother
could see her grandchildren
playing with toys of gold
So he asked for one thing which covered all his needs.
they're standing before a loss of data.
We said he and I are gonna say,
Well, I belong to you. While I worship only you ask, I asked help only for you. And tell us Rhonda says okay, so ask,
what is the one thing that we can ask? Which is completely comprehensive? Which, which?
By asking that one thing I am getting everything I need?
What is the one thing
that one thing is what Allah taught us to ask? Is there a certain was Taki, Allah Teach me and show me the path of style of steadfastness, the path of goodness, the path of righteousness, the one bad that ensures success in this world, and the next. Please understand, don't see Islam only as success in the era. Even if that were true, that would be sufficient, 100 left.
But that's not how it is. Islam is the way of success and the way for success in the dunya.
In this world, and the next, not only in this world.
That is the beauty This is something that we need to
understand the one path that ensures success in this world and the next, please think and reflect on the benefits of being steadfast and righteous in this life.
That is the ticket
to success in this world. People who are steadfast
and people who are righteous, who are truthful or kind or compassionate, who don't deceive what trustworthy.
That's a ticket to popularity, to get to honor to get respect, the degree to influence.
If you are righteous and steadfast integrity and consistency, you cannot possibly go wrong.
Integrity and consistency is what is righteousness and steadfastness. You cannot go wrong.
Read the biographies of great leaders. I'm not talking about flash in the pan political scamsters who come and go I'm talking about great leaders or any country, any culture
that the world talks about with great respect. And you will find these two qualities in them. Integrity and consistency.
That is rather was the payment is dunya.
The Islamic Serato Mr. Team, which Allah subhanaw taala taught us to ask him for
takes this into its ambit
and add the critical aspect of Africa.
And that's what that's what makes this idea so powerful. It is the route to success.
In both words
in this world is the path to success, when that integrity and consistency is done with the manager again in the acara for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala This is the accurate angle which is and which is added to that.
That becomes righteousness and steadfastness
and that is what gives us success also in the dunya.
So, what is this rather what's the what are we asking for?
A last round that I mentioned, Sullivan was talking
in his column.
When he said about his messengers,
about his messengers, Allah Salam yacine. Well, coronella came in a kilometer mousseline Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala, said, dosa Silla. yacine is one of the beautiful names of the NaVi la Salaam.
He said you are seen by the Quran which is full of wisdom.
While Quran Al Hakim, by the Quran which is full of wisdom
truly Omar masala, you are one of the messengers you are one of the souls of Allah.
Allah serata most of
you are on the
path of righteousness.
So what is the path of righteous and therefore, it is the path of the Gambia alayhi wa sallam, it is the path of the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is the path specifically of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam
which allows him $100 mentioned specifically with relation to him socialize and which Allah subhanaw taala certified that he sallallahu Sallam was on this path.
And that is what we are asking Allah Subhana Allah, when we are saying is you know serratos topic. We are asking Allah Subhana Allah to guide us to the path of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, we are asking Allah subhanaw taala to guide us to the Sunnah of Muhammad Rasul Allah is
to his way of life in its entirety. Please note, we are not asking to be guided only to the way he used to pray or to his charity, but to his entire life.
The people who want to deny
Hades and rise and deny the importance of SSL, how completely and totally misguided are they because in Salah
when we are saying
we are talking about a sort of laser Salah
we are talking about his way. So when I say Oh Allah guide me to the way of Muhammad Rasul Allah salam, how can I then ask? How can I then say that this way is not important and this was you know, an old olden days and
all kinds of ideas. You don't want to repeat those words with this old disrespectful and miserable that people who call themselves Muslims say that about their own prophets, Allah Allah isn't.
Please understand when in Islam and we say, we need to go back to the seventh century we are not talking about backwardness, we are talking about realigning ourselves
realigning ourselves less, hit the reset button.
What does it do? It takes you back to the fundamental structure, the fundamental architecture of the thing.
That's not going backwards. That's correcting.
That's correcting mistakes, that is cleaning,
So let's run the data told us to ask for guidance. And then he told us what is guidance?
Who is the rightly guided person
that rightly guided person his or her mother Rasulullah sallallahu highly associate
my brother sisters.
I remind myself and you again and again, we need to get serious about this the
design is not a joke. This design is not something that came for us to practice in our spare time is not something that we
we take to have a holiday on. This is something which is serious. This is something which is completely and totally fundamental to our lives and to success.
And anybody who wants success
If he or she thinks that they can get it outside of this framework.
Go ahead, try it, it's your life.
unless Allah gave us the framework of success
and that framework of successes, as Sarah rose to fame,
which is the path of righteousness, which is a path of tawheed, which is the path of the wash of almost raw data in the way shown to us by Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu.
ask Allah Subhana Allah to help us to stay on that path. And as I said, when we look at sort of the fattier when we are saying this isn't a Serato mustafi then we must look into our own lives and say, am I on this path? I asked for guidance. I got the map, I got the the guide the teacher, am I reading the map? Am I understanding the map? Am I following the teacher? Or am I going off in the opposite direction the teacher is going right and I'm going left with one.
That is what we need to do. That is why sort of the father is reflection. That's why
it is the Father.
ask Allah Subhana Allah who to fill your heart with is no and to guide you, Minister lamattina know from darkness to light and to be pleased with you and never be displeased with Allah Allah Allah will kill him while he was happy to go to Hawaii.