Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Shara film BIA even mousseline. Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah Allah Allah who it was and he will sell them to Steven cathedra and cathedra. From my brother my videos brothers and sisters, this is the fourth lecture on the series of rights of Allah subhanahu wa Tada on us. And today I want to talk to you about Allah subhanaw taala has right of sugar that we should
feel and express our gratitude and thanks to Allah subhana wa Tada for all that he does for us for all that he gives us and for all that he chooses not to give us.
Believe me, if you are as old as I am, I'm sure you will remember the Dwyer's that you used to make the things that you used to ask Allah subhanaw taala at at one point in time in your life, which today you are going to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala that he did not give you what you are asking for that he did not accept that door from you. Because if he had accepted that door from you, then your life today you would have been begging Allah subhanaw taala to take away what you are asked him to give, because we don't know and Allah subhanaw taala knows and in his infinite mercy and grace, Allah subhanaw taala gives us that which she knows is good for us.
Allah subhanaw taala began his column geladeira with his name Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. And he suffered in the Name of Allah, Who is Allah manga Rahim. And then he taught us the most important thing that all praise and thanks belongs to him. Jalla Jalla who alone Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen All Praise and thanks be to and belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala the rub of the Alameen the Creator, the Sustainer the maintainer, the protector of all creation.
Allah subhanaw taala ordered us to be thankful to him and never to be ungrateful ALLAH SubhanA wa said for koroni of core comb wash guru li wala attack for rune, Allah said therefore Remember Me By praying by glorifying by vicar by sugar, and I will remember you and be grateful to me and never be ungrateful to me. We thank Allah subhanaw taala for the man for knowledge, for guidance to remember him, and above all, for the chance to make Toba and return to him.
Can we try to feel the power and glory of being remembered by Allah della Della? Imagine we are here on this earth? remembering Allah subhanho wa taala. And he on his throne geladeira, who mentioned us by name, to those who are around his harsh, the macabre bane of Allah subhanho wa taala. How does that make us feel?
Do we feel this
is a quote from a very interesting study that I read, and I have in the text of this hotbar, you will get the link to that most welcome to read it. It was conducted at the University of California, Berkeley, among people with depression, on the effect of expressing gratitude.
Now current context of people struggling with mental illness of many kinds. It is not just interesting, but very hopeful, and practically applicable. The results of this theory, I'm quoting from it selectively, they said we set out to address these questions. And these were the questions of depression and so on. In a recent research study involving nearly 300 adults, so it's quite a quite a substantive study, mostly college students who were seeking mental health counseling at a university. We randomly assigned our study participants into three groups. Although all three groups received counseling services, the first group was also instructed to write one letter of gratitude
of thanks to another person each week for three weeks, so totally three letters, one per week, whereas the second group was asked to write about their deepest thoughts and feelings about negative experiences. And the third group did not do anything, any writing activity. So the third group was the control group, they didn't do anything.
Now what did we find? Compared with participants who wrote about negative experiences or only received counseling, which they did, they did not write anything. Those who wrote gratitude letters reported significantly better mental health for weeks and 12 weeks after after their writing exercise ended. So after the X has ended, four weeks later and produce later they reported significantly better mental health. This suggests that gratitude writing can be beneficial not just for healthy, well adjusted individuals, but also for those who struggle with mental health concerns. In fact, it seems practicing gratitude on top of receiving psychological counseling carries
greater benefits than counseling alone. Even when that gratitude practice is brief. And that's not all, when we dug deeper into our results, we found indications of how gratitude might actually work on our minds and bodies. And there's a whole narrative here about they did they actually did an fMRI scans, and is saw how the brain function and how it worked and so on is over. Another three months after the psychotherapy sessions began, about three months after the psychotherapy sessions began, we took some of the people who wrote gratitude letters and compared them with those who didn't do any writing. These results are encouraging because many other studies suggests that the mental
health benefits of positive activities often decrease rather than increase over time afterwards. In this case, they found that writing of gratitude letters, the positive effects of
these the mental health benefits of positive activities of this particular positive activity of writing gratitude letters actually increased after the activity had activity had stopped.
I want you to think of all those people who you benefit from, but have not thanked. I'm talking about expressing your thanks, saying to them, just like a local, maybe giving them a gift to express your Thank you. Thanks. Did you do that recently.
That is why I'm reminding myself and you to thank those who contribute to our daily well being without which we will be very unhappy with me. But most of us take them and their contributions for granted.
And Abu Huraira Robbie Allahu Anhu and in WA sallahu, Salah McCall la escuela Mullah, yes Cronus our Adela narrated in, in a hadith in in tsunamis, oh, he said that Rasul Allah is Allah is Salam said whoever does not thank people has not thanked ALLAH SubhanA hota for those who may say why do I need to express my thanks? Why do I need to say thank you or just like the Lord or something? Don't they already know it? I know that they already know I am thankful.
Let me remind you about what Allah subhanaw taala himself said. What if? Then I rub boom lay in shakar tomb Louisiana Kumala income for them in NA V lucha de
Allah subhanaw taala said And remember when you're wrapped proclaimed, if you give thanks, I will increase my blessings. But if you are thankless Verily, my punishment is indeed severe. The question to ask ourselves is, doesn't Allah know already? If we are grateful or not?
Then why is he commanding us to express our gratitude to him? This is because expressing gratitude is not about the benefactor. It is about the beneficiary.
That is us.
It is our duty to thank Allah subhanaw taala and to thank those through whom we receive ALLAH SubhanA wa Belas blessings. Now, how do we thank Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah told us in Surah Surah Mo, Allah that oh the chakra? Well, Kali Lumenier by the Chicago II by Dr. Shaka, Allah said work you all family of the old lady salaam with tanks, but few of my slaves are grateful to thank Allah Jalla Jalla lavo for his blessings, is to use his blessings in the way that he commanded us to use them to please Him. Allah subhanaw taala gave us life, Islam guidance in the form of the Quran, and the blessing of Rasul Allah He SallAllahu Sallam in our lives, and his sunnah, if we'd had the
whole world, and all that it contains, but no Islam, what would we have when we left this world?
As one of the service Allah and he said, if a person has this whole world and everything is it contains, and if he does not, but he does not have Islam, and what does he have?
And if he loses everything in his life, but he does not lose Islam, then what is he lost?
May Allah give us this realization inshallah.
So, if you had all of this
in the world, but not Islam, what would you have? What would you really have had
Tesla's revenue, I'm talking about one of the great icons of this time, Elon Musk Tesla, this company, Tesla's revenue in 2007, was $73,000 for the whole year $73,000 in 2007, in 2022, this year, Tesla is making $73,000 every 28 seconds.
Now, that is not the whole world and all it contains, but it's enough to think about. My question is what will Elon Musk take with him if he dies?
I'm not discounting Tesla's efficiency, which today is more than that of Toyota and BMW. But I'm asking a high
question that relates to us all? Do we thank Allah subhanaw taala for Islam and the guidance to it. When we think of the billionaires who lived and died without Islam,
Islam and money are not antithetical or mutually exclusive. It is possible to be a billionaire and create a global corporation and still be Muslim. I sincerely wish there were people among us who could decide who could replicate and exceed what Elon Musk is doing. But do we see it? Is it that
I just did this RBL ohana. Our mother reported that our solar system said the two Roccat before salah of Fajr. The two suna of Salah are better than this world and all it contains.
In another division, he is reputed to have said the two rockhard before the fajr prayer are dearer to me than the whole world.
Now, do we have this? Do we understand this? Do we feel this? When we praise a lot of that water I'm praying the storica Asana is better than the whole world and what it contains meaning that this I have
and what I have is better than anything else I would possibly get. So how does it make me feel?
Our problem is that we do not take our lien literally we do not take our deed literally, we should that is what the Sahaba did. Allah allah sallallahu is real. And we better believe it. Let us reflect and thank Allah subhanaw taala often,
Allah subhanaw taala gave us the Quran as I mentioned earlier, think of how our lives would be if we didn't have the recitation of the Quran. Now I'm talking only what the recitation I'm not even talking about the guidance and the He died to the Quran and living by the Quran, which is the reason why the Quran was revealed and just talking about only the recitation
Think of how our lives would be if we did not have the recitation of the Quran.
As I speak to you today, we are on the final home run of Rome's home run to run a Caribbean Raja next month, the Shabbat and then
and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant us Ramadan in good health and Eman with time to spend in listening to the Quran in Malawi and Kenya and to read it ourselves. Imagine a life without the recitation of the Quran.
Allah subhanaw taala give us the law, the Sharia with clear guidance about what is right and beneficial and what is not. And a reward in the act of doing what is beneficial for ourselves in this life.
what we do is beneficial for us we already benefit from it. And still if we do it, we will also get a reward in the
imagine a life without that.
So maybe some of us are thinking that it would be a good thing not to have the idea. Because we see we see it as restrictions. May Allah forgive us. Because then we feel that we could then do anything we like. But ask yourself who is harmed.
If you drink alcohol who's harmed if you smoke cigarettes or use, you know other destructive forms of tobacco, who is harmed. If you take drugs, who's harmed if you lie and cheat and deceive people and unfaithful do well in your marriages, who is who is harmed.
If you don't share inheritance,
you grab everything for yourself if you deal in interest,
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and do and do other things, many other things, you know gambling and whatnot which are not permitted in the Sharia, who is humped.
So, let us thank Allah subhanaw taala for giving us a law that benefits us in this life and then rewarding us in the accurate performing it.
Allah subhanaw taala gave us health and beauty and our office and our faculties.
Right our bodies work our minds work, our eyes, years and so on all the faculties work.
He gave us strength and intelligence. He gave us energy and wealth. He gave us influence and power and authority he gave us friends and supporters. You name it all. It is all from Allah.
I asked myself and ask you to ask yourself, what do I use each of them for?
It is not just saying thanks but expressing our gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala by our actions by ensuring that we never use what Allah subhanaw taala gave us in a way that is displeasing to Him.
Let us remember that Allah subhanaw taala has the power to take away what
we see this happening around us all the time. Why do we imagine that it cannot happen to us?
We ask Allah subhanaw taala for His mercy. My brothers and sisters, gratitude is the secret of contentment. It is the root of happiness. Happiness is not about having more and more
It's about appreciating what we have and being thankful for it. It's expressing thanks to Allah subhanho wa Taala and to those who make a difference to us in our lives,
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My brothers and sisters I remind you of myself contentment is the greatest wealth and that comes from appreciating what we have and expressing gratitude about it often.
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And that's why last Mandela said Allah basically lie that we're in local Allah said in it is in the vicar of Allah. That the called the soul the enough's the call finds peace and and harmony.
And this is in Bukhari and Muslim savasana salaam used to express gratitude by making sudo by making says the interesting thing about sugar, sugar. This the sense of gratitude is that it can be made anywhere, at any time in any direction without without. It's a totally spontaneous action done without a done out of our overwhelming gratitude for what Allah subhanaw taala gave us.
Like da it is just between Allah and his lip. And so it has no special requirement of the hara and Kala and so on. Finally, Allah subhanaw taala warned us that the that most of us are ungrateful. Let us heed that warning and make so far and
and changes that make us the water loss rather than avoid this and change ourselves. Allah said for example, welcome back and welcome McKenna who fill out the way Allah Allah confy have Ayesha Karela Matos guru and surely we give you authority on the earth and appointed for you there in provisions for your life. Little thanks do you give Well, what are the Anshar hola como somehow sobre la vita kalila Mata school, Allah subhanaw taala said It is He Who has created for you hearing and sight and hearts and understanding little things do give then he said from Masaba whoa Rafa coffee him Rui Jana como sama well Uppsala Viva La La Motta scroll, he then he fashioned him mean they will be in
New proportion and breathe into him. The soul created by Allah subhanaw taala for that person and he gave you hearing and sight and hearts understanding little is the thanks you give Hulu another unshackle, majolica masala masala kalila Matos Quran, Allah said say it is He Who created you and endowed you with hearing and sight and seeing and hearts and understanding little things you get once Obama Satara Delano was walking in the market and you passed by a man who was making that and he said oh Allah make me off your fuel slaves make me among your fuse lives.
Either no matter the amount of stuff that he asked him where did you get this data from?
The man said Allah subhana wa Tada said in his column llamo that oh, the chakra Akali Illumina era dia Schuco
Akali lo mein era dia Shaku he said work you have family of the Odelay surround with tanks, but few of my slaves are thankful or grateful. So I'm asking Allah make me from among those few say that I'm one of the Lana wept and admonished himself and he said the people are more knowledgeable than you, Omar. Allah make me and make us among your few slaves and he went to Sandra in the evening, okay, well, Josie, I have to lie. He said, Go on the path of truth and do not feel lonely because there are few
We'll take that path. And beware of the path of falsehood and do not be deceived by the greatest meaning by the great number on wealth of the parishioners of the people who are on falsehood. Brothers and sisters, I want to end by asking Allah subhanaw taala to make us the few and make us in the few of his lives. And last marathon I mentioned, all the good things he said in the Quran, he said only a few are like that. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to be among those few. It's very interesting to note the virtue and excellence and intelligence and integrity and kindness and honor are all scarce in the work.
That's true struggle is to try our best to change this and have many more who have these qualities. This begins with us. And then with raising children who have these values. Children are automatically raised on our operative values, not stated values, operative values.
If there is a gap between our operative values and our stated values, then credibility falls through that gap.
Children listen with their eyes. They don't care what we say until they see what we do.
That is why Rasul Allah, Salah Salem never ran a crush or a Makita or a Sunday school for children. He taught adults and they taught their children. The children who were in the company of a solar cell number either related to him like Abdullah bin Abbas and Oliver Italia was Allahumma. Or they were servants like Anna's been Malik and they've been hiding under the alarm. Adults are the decision makers in society. If we don't correct ourselves, it is news blooming children.
The responsibility is ours. And we will answer for it. Ask Allah Subhana Allah geladeira who for His mercy and forgiveness, Robin McQuillan as a novena our coffee on NASA yet you know to have fun Amala Robin has a London fusina Willem toquilla Nauta Hannah Cassidy.
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