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Reflect on the Qur’an #29
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Series: Mirza Yawar Baig - Reflect On The Quran
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Shafi Lambie, even more serene. Mohammadu rasool Allah is Allah Allah Allah He while he was IV he was a lambda Sleeman, Kathy and Kathy Rafa. Mavado My dear brothers and sisters, we are coming to a close
on this series of
classes on reflect on the Quran
We ask Allah subhanaw taala Jalla Jalla, who to give us the ability and Sophia to practice whatever we learned and taught
because as I remind myself and you, we will not be asked when we meet Allah geladeira Lu, we will not be asked how much do you do know, we will be asked how much did you do?
Today we live in a world where
on the one hand, it's a very good sign, and we encourage it and we're very happy about it. That the acquisition of information about Islam please notice I don't use the word knowledge,
information about Islam is has become easy the acquisition of information has become easy.
Because practically I won't say every book but many of the major books of Hadith and fiqh and also the books of Hikayat of wise
say sayings and teachings of the different scholars of the past and above all the Quran Al Karim have all been digitized, they have been translated and these are available very easily on the internet.
There was a time when I used to for my for my Juma footballs and ladder lectures and so on the ayat which I needed, I used to go into the Islami city
database, which is incident distill remains a very very,
search database, very easy to search and may Allah subhanaw taala reward them for the work that they have done to make it so.
So, I used to go there and I used to search for the idea
or the Hadith. Today, thanks to AI and thanks to the development of Google's search engines, I do not need to go there at all I can just go into the Google window and type in in in transliterated English.
Like for example, if I type W L ASR, while answer, I will get the salsa or I will get whichever is that I am looking for just or that so, it becomes so easy. So, on the one hand, there is this also at the same time there are courses, there are weekend courses, there are online, short courses, on all kinds of
subjects related with his lab. And these are offered, some of them are PE courses, some of them are free.
But with a you know pay, if you want to pay kind of window at the end, but anyhow, the long and short of it is all of this has become very easy. And therefore there is this great temptation and people in people who are interested in learning about Islam, to enroll for these courses and to do these courses, I have no problem with any of that, this is a good thing to do. But in the process, what happens there are two
I have seen two negative effects of this. One is the tendency to criticize others,
which is rooted in arrogance which is rooted in a feeling of
of being more pious than others.
and people are very quick to point fingers at others and to sometimes you know they those who are over the top they will even start
start pronouncing takfeer on them they said so and so is
not a Muslim or out of Islam or whatever. And even if those if they don't do that, they will still criticize them as if this person is doing bizarre this person is committing haram, this person is doing something which is wrong
based on a very limited knowledge of having read or heard one Hadith, or one eye of the Quran, and some interpretation of that, and most
dangerous, applying their own so called understanding of that.
this is one tendency of feeling very self righteous, and looking down on others, and looking down on their,
on the practice of Islam. So, instead of looking inwards, we we look outwards. And believe me, this is pure shatta. And this is shaytan. Taking something which is good, which is this easily available knowledge of Islam and converting it into something which is bad, which is to criticize others and to point fingers at others and to label others. So I remind myself and you let us be aware of this and let us not fall into this trap of shatter. That's the first thing.
The second thing that I
notice is the
tendency to argue and debate
about whatever issue there is.
Now both of these are
Sadly, they come out of something which is positive, which is acquisition of information about Islam. So I remind myself I knew that the first and foremost thing to do is remember, that Allah will not ask how much did you know? Allah will ask how much did you do?
Allah will not ask us how much or am Did you memorize? Allah will not ask us how many Hadith to memorize. Allah will ask us did you apply what you knew?
For example, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. So, Allah Subhana Allah may Allah Subhana Allah Allah unless it does you not know that Allah is watching this once in a while it is enough for our had, he died in this life and for us to get into Jana. If we practice this
Alami Allah and Allah if I work if I live and work with this, one single thing,
then this one single thing is enough insha Allah almost to take me into Jana without because if I live my whole life with this awareness that Allah subhanaw taala is watching me, then quite clearly, to commit a sin will become impossible. Because how can somebody who is aware that Allah is watching, deliberately commit a sin not possible. And if out of forgetfulness because being constantly in 24 hours aware of this is difficult, so maybe we forget maybe we slip up, but immediately we will make a stefarr we will make Toba you will see a loss pardon And Alhamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala promise to forgive. So there is no problem with that. Allah subhanaw taala
probably to forgive. So therefore if Allah is so forgiving, then naturally the slave will be forgiven inshallah. And he can, and she can rely on this without any problem because this is Allah subhana does promise
but that will happen only if we practice what we
learn. So I submit you please don't become professional course, attenders. You know, registering for course, after course, let us practice what we already know.
Just to give you a couple of simple examples, how many of us do not know that Allah has made five Salas form on us in one day.
And as well as the rest of them said that these five sellers are to be prayed at their time. And he said the of the of that the best way of that is to pray those of us as soon as the time comes in, not delaying them. Pray as soon as the time comes in. How many of us don't know this? Those who did not know if you are listening to this video now you know,
there's a beautiful Hadith concerning this, where it's a hadith kotse where Rasulullah Salim said Allah subhanho wa Taala says that I have made five Salah for on my slave if he prays those five Salah at their time.
Then when he meets me on the day of judgment
I take it upon myself I make it in Gumpert because nobody can make it incumbent on us Martin. So Allah's rather I make it
something which is the form of a duty, is it it uses terms with respect to Allah subhanaw taala, Gera Jamal. But Allah says I'm it will be my responsibility
to forgive my slave and enter him into them for doing what? For praying the five of us on time.
So we all know this. My question is, how many of us do this?
How many of us pray the five Salas on time, meaning as soon as the time comes, we should pray.
How many of us on the other hand will delay this and I'm not talking about people leaving Salah issues if somebody is deliberately leaving salah they are out of Islam. They're not talking about that. You're saying hear people pray, but they will delay
for their own convenience. Why else does anybody delay?
So is it a issue of knowing? Or is it a shoe or doing
How many of us don't know that the same Salah prayed in the masjid gives 27 times the reward.
Then if it is prayed at home,
how many of us pray in the masjid
even if the masjid is nearby? How many of us make the effort to go to the masjid and praise Allah? Because Allah subhanaw taala will give 27 times the reward Believe me, we will cry tears of blood on the Day of Judgment
regretting that we left that reward.
And somebody who deliberately knowingly leaves that reward what what does it say about that person's Eman and Yochanan? The ACA?
So is it a issue of knowing or is it an issue of brewing? I have not gone to any complicated matter I'm talking simply about salah.
Similarly, the charity for example,
we know the importance of zakat. We know the importance of South Africa we know the importance Allah subhanaw taala called it giving Carrozza Hassan Allah subhanho wa Taala Baba Yoku Lucha Fatah one has an Alexa who is there who will give her the asana to Allah Subhana Allah and how can you give to the what you what you have and you yourself? Allah owns anyway
this is the mercy of our of jealousy
that he tells us spend some of that in my path and I will treat it as a loan that you have given me what is the meaning of loan loan means the loan has to be returned
and this is a loan you are giving to Allah subhanaw taala and what is Allah's return? Mangia will sanity follow I should want Dahlia Allah said Come somebody comes to me with one good deed I will give him 10 times that this is the minimum This is the absolute boundary condition. Allah does not give less than that.
So if you give a loan to Allah subhanaw taala if you spend in the path of Allah subhanaw taala you should absolutely certainly expect to get at least 10 times what you spent in the back of Amazon.
Believe me if this was a worldly transaction and instead of Allah subhanaw taala if he knows him to say this, but if instead of Allah subhanaw taala it was the government or if it was a big bank, or if it was a big organization or if it was a billionaire or somebody who promised this there would be a line from here to Washington DC standing waiting to give money so that they can get 10 times 10 times that amount back. But Allah Serrano Danijela did not know who the owner of everything that exists the everything we know everything we don't know He is promising but
how much you rely on this promise and what is the evidence of that you don't have to go anywhere your own evidence what is the evidence of that? Now I'm not talking about those who dodge or try to dodge the captain who will not give an answer but people who praise as a cartel Angela
properly and so on and who also give charity and maybe you feel very good about it. I'm gonna feel good but let me put that in perspective. What that charity which will give the amount we are talking numbers here you're not talking about your intention and these are the numbers intention we are taking you for granted inshallah you have the class no problem.
You are doing it sincerely, just the numbers. Just take the number of amount that you paid in zakat this year and compare it to your earning for the year.
Not Africa In South Africa. What you gave in voluntary charity this year, take that amount and compare it to your income for the year. What percentage of income is that?
Is that God we know is not income so that is one savings, two and a half percent.
That is for inshallah you will pay I'm talking about extra because Allah subhanaw taala is talking here about cardio Asana is not
heard the answer is it's extra. So this extra
They are given the birth of Allah subhanaw taala what is my A keen
on Allah compare it to what is about it doesn't really mean
that is the standard the gold standard is the sahaba.
So, is it a issue of knowing or is it issue of doing
so, we looked at
Salah and we looked at South Africa
and I can talk about this in you know, we can look at everything else. Today the issue is not knowledge,
issues not information we know
the issue is implementing that therefore, it is very important for us, whatever information we get about Islam, go stand in front of the mirror look at yourself and say how much am I applying this in my life? Because that is the question that you will be asked I will be asked how much are you applying in my life in your life
if you're not applying it, it's a huge problem. major problem.
In one of these has been Malika vellano narrates that was all as a result of said
to him, he said my little son
if you can,
from morning till night, from the time you wake up in the morning, till the time you go to bed in the night, if you can be without rancor in your heart, meaning without any bad feeling ill feeling about anybody in your heart
then do that because that is my sunnah and the one who revise my sunnah truly that person loves me and the one who loves me will be with Me in January
we may go Oh Allah, give me genital fizzles and give me the company of Rasul Allah Azza wa sallam
how will it happen,
effort has to be made,
effort has to be made.
Somebody sent me a very nice quote. And that quote was the distance between your dreams and reality is discipline
the distance between your dreams and reality is discipline.
So, somebody I mean, you can you can be certain And if anything, you will always have people who will dispute that somebody disputed that they said no, the distance between your dreams and reality is the will of Allah.
So, I said that that is a false statement.
That is a statement which is blaming Allah subhanaw taala because you are saying effectively that to be will make the same effort. One succeeds one fails despite making the effort and this is because Allah didn't build that. So you are turning Allah subhanaw taala into some autocratic person, autocratic entity who arbitrarily gives success in failure. This is false. The Quran very clearly Allah subhanaw taala said in Surah Naja in iron number 39. And I remember it just not because I refer it
were almost monetarism or laserLine Cerney Illa masa, not even Allah did not say lil Muslim, Lil inside LA or Allah is Elisa, Lillian Sani, Illa Masha, Allah is Rotella said there is nothing for a human being not only for hosted anyone, there is nothing for a human being other than what he or she works for.
Allah did not say that nothing for them except my will. Allah subhanaw taala His will is universal.
Everything that happens is because Allah subhanaw taala ordered that and because Allah subhanaw taala will that
that is the reason why we know the story from the from the Sierra, that in the in the rule and the reign of Qatar nano when he was the name. He came into the masjid and he saw a group of young men sitting there he asked them why are you here? Because it was not time for an Izella they said Nana mutawa Kulu they said we are people who have taught Quran Allah say that Amara Delano give them one whack with his daughter and he said get out of here he said go and work. He said Allah does not send gentlemen data from the sky.
Go and work.
Implementation of what we know is not a question of just acquiring more and more information. May Allah protect us. If we get into the habit of just acquiring information and doing nothing about it. We can end up with a serious problem where this information can become a hedge against us. We ask Allah to save us from that.
We are looking at the
The ayat of Surah Fatiha to help us understand
the Quran and to reflect on it. And
last class I mentioned this Ayatollah Nyssa where Allah subhanaw taala said, or My UT la hora Sula, who were another sort of over a pseudo
woman, UT la wa rasuna for July karma Allah Dena anima, Allahu Allah, human and a B and I was just the feeling I was I was all in my husband, I would like her Africa, Allah said, and whosoever obey Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger SallAllahu sallam, they will be in the company of those on whom Allah subhanho wa Taala bestowed His grace among the prophets, among this the whole among the martyrs and the righteous and how excellent these companions are. Now another Arthur and not only mentioned those who received his blessing and grace, but promise to keep those who obey Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with them. So ask yourself as we asked
myself, do we want to be resurrected with Rasul Allah Johnson? And if the answer is yes, Inshallah, then follow the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu
is the meaning of reflecting on the Quran is to reflect on it and to apply it in our lives. Please believe me this is not an intellectual exercise this Islam is the name of a practice like judo, karate whatnot, you have to fall 10,000 times to learn how to fall you have to be on the on the tatami on the on the mat.
And learn the and learn the throws and learn the blows and receive them and give them it is a practice
unless Randall also mentioned this matter of following the Sunnah and reward for it in Saratoga, where Allah subhanaw taala was said was sobre una la Luna, Minerva hygene, our Ansari well the zenith of our home bear Sani la dia love on whom war Radovan wa Abdullah whom Jana integrity and her family Gina fee, ABA, the legal pozwala XIM Allah says Martha said which means and the first to embrace Islam among the mahadji rune and the answer and also those who followed them exactly in faith. Allah is well pleased with them as they are well pleased with him jelas Allahu He has prepared for them Gardens
under which rivers flow which is Jana, to stay there in forever, that is supreme success that is success. After we there is no empty handed after we there is no test.
When the slave resides this idea of Surah Fatiha which is guided model we are involved or lean
which is either as rather Mr. Gibson Rantala him ready to not do any more volume and the stable sites. This is also the fact that he reflects on what he is asking Allah for and what he needs to do for his daughter to be answered. He makes Dawa and is the FAR and changes his ways to follow the blessed sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, which he asked for in that I
he did a lot of Mr. Kim Moussa Mr. P sera tend to be
rather was the chemists the Sirat of the NABI SallAllahu Lifson.
Now, Allah subhanaw taala then added another piece to desire where is it available to where he will have Dali not the path of those
who earned Your anger right. So, now if you are directing a person like I said, You tell the person take this road, not that one.
Because there is some maybe there is some scope for confusion where a person may take a different road. So you want to make that very clear. So you come there, you take the right fork and the fork at the intersection, take the one that goes to the don't go to the one on the left go to the one on the right.
Because the reality of it of it is that sometimes and this is the thing about be that Buddha looks good. The appearance of the Buddha seems to be good because it is so people who are so dedicated are so sincere who you know claim to love Allah subhanaw taala so much they're making all this effort and whatnot. So you lose sight of the fact that this effort and so forth is being made is actually a bizarre because it is adding something or taking something away from the dean.
And you get caught up with what is happening there and people you have people asking Oh no, no after all, they're only deciding color. Oh after all they are
Praise praising Allah subhanaw taala in that, you know, qawwali or rashis or whatever song and as they were doing, what is the harm in that?
The harm is that this is an addition to the deen, which was not there, and also Rosella made it very clear.
He will absolutely clear.
He said the one who adds
Sharon avoori Modasa to cool Nevada timbira Akula without in Dholera, a full other out in finance. He said, All innovation, all additions to the all new things that we invent. All your inventions, as far as the dean is concerned, as far as love is concerned
are all what
dolla, they're all misguidance and all misguidance is be that and all of that is in the hellfire,
cooler waters or the Amidah or cooler weather at in dollar, or cool lose everything.
Now, when the slave resides this part of the eye and he makes Dawa insofar for all those things in his life, which are likely to incur the anger of Allah subhanaw taala and then it looks for all those things which are really misguidance and makes Dawa and seeks forgiveness of Allah.
It is true that this part of the eye is usually translated with the meaning of Alamelu Elohim being Jews and a Bollin as Christians.
But my submission is
the IR does not restrict the meaning to the Jews and Christians.
And luck swans, Allah could have said very clearly instead of saying let him have the veiling or dolly and look to other Lakota very clearly said not the way of the Christian Christian, the Jews, Allah insha, Allah Mandela's in not the ways of those who incurred your anger or the ways of those who got
Now, this applies to anybody, including Muslims.
If we as Muslims do things which incur the anger of Allah subhanaw taala, we are among those who are called very motivated, called Mahoto Valley,
who are called out to LA and Las Rantala came on those people. And if we as Muslims
do things which are misguidance
then we are among the lonely, what is the misguidance of the Christians for example, that they call isa Ali salaam, Son of God. Now of course, they call him also God Himself, they say he is god on earth.
Now, if Muslims we if we as Muslims do something like that,
if we elevate a human being, to a status, which is divine,
if you elevate a human being if you ascribe qualities to a human being, which really are only the qualities of the Divine,
we are in that truck.
And we are we just we're doing just like the Christians that Christians do.
If we try to take shortcuts in the deen, if we try to now will, you know, try to fool now we'll have food Allah subhanaw taala
then we are like those who do that
and so on. So let's look at ourselves.
What about the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala clearly prohibited dealing in interest and declared war on those who did interest?
Today as Muslim we do that we deal in interest. We own banks, we operate banks, we work in banks, we take loans from banks, we return loans to banks.
So we have accepted a declaration of war from Allah. So are we not mama Valium, we have taken on the goddess of Allah.
This is what the Jews were criticized for, for usury for interest based dealings.
And we're doing the same thing.
So don't blame anybody. It's ours. The Quran came for us came with came for all of mankind, but specifically, it came to us for us.
So let us focus on that. And let us seek the protection of Allah subhanaw taala from all forms of misguidance because that is the only
chance of success, only chance of saving ourselves that we have
asked Magellan. To be pleased with you and never to be displeased. Ask us monitor to enable us to
live this life in a way that pleases you
And to stay away from everything will does not please Him. Ask Allah subhanaw taala to open the doors of desire to open the doors of his mercy to open the doors of his forgiveness for us, and to shut the doors of everything opposite
to help us in being obedient to Him, and to remove all the impediments to obeying Allah that may be in our lives was Allah Allah will Karim Allah Allah He was named Veronica.
Veronica, Allah Who works