Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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In Alhamdulillah, WA Salatu was Salam ala Villa Maria ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Manuela
to come back to our lesson.
Quick recap of the basic principles.
Risk does not include only food, it includes everything that we were that we need in order to live in the world. So it includes time and knowledge and energy and health and strength and so on and so forth. Power influence authority, every kind of resource that we can imagine that we need in order to live. Everything comes under the description of risk. Risk is one of five questions that will be asked on the Day of Judgment. So Allah is Allah Allah Azza wa sallam said, the son of Adam Alayhis Salam will not pass away from Allah subhanaw taala will not be able to move from the Madara balharshah until he is asked about five things, how he lived his life, how he utilized his youth,
what means did he earn his wealth? How did he spend his wealth and what did you do with knowledge? And as I explained to you earlier, if you look at all of them,
they all refer basically to one thing which is risk because your health and your use and your time and your knowledge and your money are all risk. So therefore, the most important question of the day of judgment is with regard to risk.
Six important matters. Inshallah, we will complete this whole session today and tomorrow. One that all risk is preordained, in terms of its quantity, and Allah subhanaw taala has taken the responsibility of providing it on himself. To that we have a choice only in terms of sources that we choose to obtain it from and where we spend it. Three that shaytan will try to frighten us with poverty. Why Allah subhanaw taala comforts us with his power shatter has no power over the believer and seeks the believer who seeks the protection of Allah for that sustenance both in its plenty as well as shortage our tests five action to take in case of difficulties with respect to risk what you
do and six the reason why we still need to work and do the best we can while we live in the world, because the question that comes to mind is is about if Allah subhanaw taala has taken responsibility for giving us and he is going to give us anyway Why should I do anything? Why don't I just sit in my house or wherever in the masjid?
Why do I need to work at all and there are several good reasons why you should work and you definitely need to work and tomorrow inshallah we will also look at the at those reasons.
Now it is both in its shortage as well as it's plenty our tests.
There's a beautiful hadith of Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where he drew a diagram like the one that I've drawn here, he drew a rectangle, and he drew a line,
straight up through the rectangle, and the line goes out of the rectangle.
And then inside the rectangle he do, he drew two or three lines crossing the vertical line.
So this I have asked him, What is this diagram, he said, the rectangle is your lifespan.
That's how long you will live from the time you were born to the time you live to the time you die.
The central line, which goes right up vertically through the lifespan and comes out of the top and continues forward. He said these are the desires of men. These are the desires of people.
We know that we are more than likely not going to live for more than 100 years. But we build a house which will last for 1000 years.
If somebody tells you why you're building such an expensive house,
you're already maybe 40 years old or 50 years old, it's highly unlikely that you're going to live even another 50 years.
Right So build a house with very temporary kind of materials and afterward evolved on it for the WHO CARES you're not there.
No, you're crazy. How can you do that? One we want RCC reinforced cement concrete
and stone floors which will last for 1000 years.
We talked about businesses which will last forever and everything lasts forever diamonds lasts forever.
Nothing lasts forever could luminary have fun, not even diamonds
And then as I've asked them they said what are these lines in the Middle East? These are trials and tribulations, illnesses and accidents and this is
That trials and tribulations
you escaped from one you get to the next one and you miss that one and you go to the next one,
you pass through it.
So this is life.
Now you might say, Well, should I not have a desire which outlasts me, oh, my lifespan? The answer is yes.
Two things First of all, that's how the world runs. Allah subhanaw taala gave this to human beings because if if people said well, you know, I'm going to die and therefore, I will not do anything. So, the world will stop if everyone did that. So, the world runs because people have desires, so desires Alhamdulillah nothing wrong with them, provided they are halal provided these are desirable desires.
These are these are these are permitted permissible desires, not haram desires.
So, if you want to build a school, for example, and you say that, you know, 10,000 years from now, the school should still run it should still produce great people hamdulillah very nice. You build a hospital and say they should continue after me.
You build a business and you said he's going to provide employment for millions of people after me the great global business across the world. hamdulillah nothing wrong with that.
But you want to create Bollywood and Hollywood
in order to provide employment for people
it's a business
Allah subhanaw taala dance said we're talking about tests
and the very second is zero to angebote Allah subhanaw taala said has even now so I used to Roku I Kulu mana hula you've done on
while ago got Vedanta Levine I mean cobbly him further Yeah, Allah Allah Allah Dina Sadako while I Allah Manuel cassabi Allah Subhana Allah said do people think that they will be left alone, just because they say we believe
has evenness. Do people believe
I yet Rocco I knew Turaco that they will be tuck they will be left alone. I Jaco if they say are gonna go home live turn on and they will not be tested they will know Phaedra on them and never we know fitted on them.
Allah says Walcot vatten Allah Xena and we indeed tested those who are before them. When Kabul him follow ya Allah and Allah Who Lavina Sadako while I Allah bundle Khatibi, so that
it will become clear, and Allah will certainly make it night make it known, those who are truthful, and will certainly make it known. Those who are liars.
So tests are a part of life.
This whole life is a test.
His whole life is a test.
And therefore, tests come into his tests come with in terms of plenty, and deaths come in terms of loss, both.
But both are tests.
And we'll see Inshallah, what has to be done in the case of these tests.
But do understand this, that if you just say r1 nipc I believe that is not sufficient. Allah subhanaw taala said you will be tested. Do you think you will not be tested? Why do you think you will not be tested? People before you were tested?
You before what is the so why do you think that you will not be tested?
Seriously, if you think about it, and that's why it's a good idea to read history.
I was reading
the biography of Genghis Khan.
Actually that three four books in that connection.
And just to give us talking about tests
when the Mongolian was under Genghis Khan,
when they attacked the Muslim kingdom, how are them
in which was Samarkand and Bukhara, and all of these areas.
Cengiz and his army.
In the case of two cities where it was counted,
they killed 2.5 million people.
In one city, they kill 1.7 5 million and other cities they killed 1.2 5 billion so that 3 million
3 million people were slaughtered. In one city men, women and children.
Were not taught
Talking about machine guns. We're not talking about poison gas we're talking about physically killing another human being.
And the biographer says that for the bongo soldiers that was actually easier than killing
a sheep. Because while you are killing a sheep, you are concerned about doing it in a way that does not damage the flesh.
But killing of people was not a problem because the workers flesh is damaged or not damaged.
The question I asked you on myself is Al hamdu, Lillahi Rabbil Alameen which of you is facing or whichever whichever me or which of you is facing a test of this nature, may Allah protect us, but they were also they were also Muslims. Those people who died were also Muslims.
They were also human beings, they also had wives and children and family and everybody else.
Test comm test comm
and also good to remember this
today, when using Jenkins when we are talking about the 12th century 13th century early.
Between then and now is
about 700 years, 800 years, right?
Up to 800 years.
Does this matter of great Ebro from Allah subhanaw taala
Genghis Khan himself ruled an empire that was four times the size of the Roman Empire.
It was the largest empire that was ever ruled by anybody in the history of mankind, ruled by one man and his grandson, Kublai Khan increase that.
And Kublai Khan actually ruled an empire which included the whole of China and went all the way down onto the to Europe, including Hungary and those countries even all the way up to France.
the only physical remnant of this great empire
and these great conquerors who slaughtered millions of people
is one, this of one pillar
in their city called caracara.
That Karakoram has disappeared. The only thing that is left is one pillar base, in the shape of a turtle.
A turtle, there was some mythology involved with turtle, so they had like a turtle, it's like a tortoise. And it was the base of a pillar, the only remnant of this
huge, huge, huge empire.
The only remnant of a king who had absolute power over life and death in this world, which Allah had given him.
Who could and did order the slaughter of not hundreds and 1000s, but millions of people and I'm only mentioning the Muslims that is allotted.
He's allotted twice that number of Chinese
among the zzr, the djinn.
One of the Chinese travelers says that we I came up from a mountain pass, I came down and I saw a field of white. He said, I thought maybe there's a snowfall.
And he says, when I came close, I saw it is human bones.
Huge views as far as I could see, I could see only bones
the remnant of somebody with that much of power is one base of one pillar.
and that's why this whole series of lectures we began with which I adore Olivenhain holy Lahoma Likkle milk to oteil model Carmen, Dasha Wharton z will will come in and Tasha water is one Dasha, what will the lumen Tasha be ethical higher. In Carla Alisha, in this
lesson we are talking about the tests of life in terms of risk and that tests come in two ways, both in bloody as well as in
you straightening up circumstances of tightening of circumstances of loss and so on. So let's look rough Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this
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para during the big L. P. Allah says that we're it not for the fact that all mankind would have become one community of disbelievers. We would have provided for those who disbelieve in our rock man, silver roofs for their houses, and elevators and stairways of silver. You're not talking about silver plating, we're talking about solid silver and thrones of silver on which they could recline and adornments of gold. Yet all this would have been nothing but an enjoyment of this world and the Hereafter with your rub is only for the Matakohe.
See the example that was saying that, if Allah wanted he could have given the people who disbelieve the foreign key and the people who are moved to the moon, who does very well as raw data or do not obey Allah. Allah said, Allah will not just give them gold and silver coins, Allah will give them whole houses of gold. Elevators of golden stairways have golden roofs of gold and silver.
Can you imagine this think about a house like that I mean, gold and silver thrones and people reclining on them Jada at one throne called peacock throne, the world talks about it till today.
Imagine everyone would have had that. But Allah, Allah says that the reason Allah did not give that is because everyone would become
completely engrossed Imagine we have got houses of mud and plaster, and we are engrossed in that what will happen if house is made of gold and silver.
But at the end of that, you have to leave it
you have to leave it.
But that is the key message which may Allah subhanaw taala put it into our hearts that we understand this and believe it was completely okay, no matter what it is,
no matter what it is, if it is a grass hut, we have to leave it.
If it's valance of gold, we have to leave it except that it's easier to leave a glass than to leave a palace of gold.
So think about that.
The more we love this dunya the more we are drawn this dunya the more difficult it will be to leave this dunya
and leaving this dunya is
there is no other way.
No one is going to stay up forever. Nobody.
So where do we where do we see the value? That's the that's the key thing for us. And then Allah subhanaw taala said, Baba Yashwant decree Rahman in Oka ye the law who shall return for who Allah who couldn't go in the home, they also do our home and is severely Sobota unknown matado
Allah said, What is the punishment for arrogance? And whosoever turns away from the remembrance of Rama, we appoint for him Allah subhanaw taala points for him may Shaitan to be his closest enemy, today's close friend will be our intimate companion studied.
And verily they the Shatin hinder them from the Path of Allah, but they think that they are guided alright. My man, what is the fate of somebody who Allah subhanaw taala points or Shaitan to misguided? Now, let's not misguiding in the sense of Allah does not create a music guide. This is this happens to people who have chosen the path of his guidance and rebellion against Allah subhanaw taala to such an ultimate degree, that now the doors are here that have been closed for them.
And then the shaitan becomes a companion.
And that said that we'll talk and he will say he will lead in more and more and more strict
shebang, the gin.
That's what he does.
Just as an aside, many people ask this question that thought just came to his eye. Let me explain. Many people ask this question and they say that the goal for various kinds of seances and you know, they call go and talk to the to the spirits and talk to the souls and and then they tell you, I don't know. But you know, my, I went to the spirit medium and actually my uncle or my father or whoever it was, and they called and I and they I spoke to this soul or my father, or my uncle or my friend whoever it was, and the soul was able to actually give exact details.
All of which I know to be true. So how can you say that we cannot speak to the dead
we know what actually happened in those cases. The speaking to the Korean
the speaking to the jinn know as a companion of the person that didn't know everything
he was living with the person
you're not speaking to the soldier speaking to the Korean now the person who passed away
will tell you all the stories I will tell you
that's the explanation
why is why are we calling this why are we calling this arrogance? Because you know, the orders always run out there is arrogance. Well, man Assalamo women do killaby is Robbie Sumatra.
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who is a bigger zalim who is a bigger oppressor who's a bigger wrongdoer who's a bigger sinner. Women look Kira be iOttie Rob be him tomorrow than before him before that person the IRS signs all of Vannatta Allah that can alter the orders of Allah subhanaw taala presented before him and he turns away
and that was one of the resident
says Verily and truly, we will extract retribution from the people who are more removed from the criminals and from the sinners. So to turn away from the Hohokam of Allah subhanaw taala is a sign of arrogance and you ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us radicals.
And Allah subhanaw taala is continuation of this ayah
this Guardian is appointed
and does not and it hinders them from the right path had until is
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That is Corinne also does not get away with whatever he does. He just has a different lifespan but he is still there, he gets a punishment. So Allah says still when that person comes to us, and he says to his brain doing shaitan companion, would that between you and me was the distance of two East's or two west so east and west was type of combat and indeed, and it will not profit for you this day for you who turned away from Allah's remembrance and his worship as you did wrong, and that you will share you and you're carrying in the punishment. And therefore it's very important for us to hasten to make Toba Do not delay our we do not know when the time comes.
We don't know when the time and believe me the time for the stopping of Java can come long before that. Because you can be in a situation while still alive, where you are no longer in your senses.
You might be unconscious might be in a coma you might be in a way where you have no control over yourself. May Allah protect us from all of this and give us a healthy life right to the last and May Allah's rather take our souls in a state of submission to Him in a state of Salah sutras inshallah.
But this happens, these things happen. And if we have lived a life of disobedience, and we have not made Toba then the door of Toba can close even before that
effectively because you can't make the way you are not in your senses anymore. So that's gone.
And of course, the door of Java as we know closes at the time of death anyway.
So do not hesitate and do not delay in making Toba. Whatever we have done do understand is one thing very clearly, there is no sin, including ship, including Coover that Allah subhanaw taala will not forgive, provided we make Toba while we are alive
while we arrive is superfluous, superfluous because you got mixed up when you're dead. I'm just saying to clarify it. As long as you make Toba Allah subhanaw taala will forgive every single sin, including the worst of them, which is chicken cover.
How else does a non Muslim how to how else does a Hindu or how else does an atheist come into Islam by making a fortune?
So Allah will accept
Toba as long as we make it sincerely.
But if we die in a state with sins,
and of course we ask we ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive all the sins that we may die with and of course we will. They will sit we notice. But definitely one must make every effort certainly among those sins, they should not be shaken cover.
Whatever else there is when we I'm not I'm not promoting
Xena, we have obviously for a Muslim we must not have any sin at all we do our best and we feel that's the reason why why do you think that we sell ourselves to say that I make over 70 times and in one of these 100 times a day
100 times per days I make the why we still what Allah subhanaw taala and he's making for the one for whom Allah subhanaw taala forgave all his sins
so what should we do? So make Toba and make them more frequently.
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Testa poverty. Bossa Garowe Allah said Verily, We sent messengers to many nations before you O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and we see them with extreme poverty and loss in health with calamities, so that they might believe with humility,
but they did not when our torment reached them. Why then did they not believe with civility, but their hearts became hardened and shaitan made fair seeming to them? They are Nala homo shaytaan Amato.
Shaitan made fair seeming to them, that which they used to do people commit sin, they commit shirk, but the thing they are doing good
that many people go and worship on Griffes
the person who's worshiping a grave a person is going and making such a grave a person who's making the lava
a person who is
sitting with music and singing first of all that music and singing itself is is a problem. But on top of that he's in column which is pure should
that person doing it What does he think he's doing? Does he think he's doing?
no, he thinks what he is doing is not only good, but it is the best of good deeds
best or good deeds.
And if you ask him you say my brother you know
we claim to love Rasul Allah is Allah Allah Allah Azza wa sallam.
So tell me when did Rasul Allah is Allah is Allah I'm seeing how early
did he sing? How early did he used to play the drum? Or was he playing the harmonium remind me these were Rasul Allah Azza wa sallam used to do these things or a sat in my fill of what we call my village Sabha.
When you ask him, you know, do Ronaldo and if you are thinking of Cavalli where the wording is Burbage holy very Mohammed,
now will Isaiah or is it not?
And so on and so I don't want to repeat all the Sharia column that we all are familiar with. But my point is that if you ask them, there are no answer because they know it is wrong.
They know it is wrong.
That shaitan has made this wrongdoing Jython has made the shift seem to them to be very good.
They will not do their salah, but they will sit in a minefield of summer
even if they did Salah and they said to them I will still have a problem it's not as if by doing Salah it cancels out doesn't get done cancel out. But I'm just saying this
what do you think the people all the Hindus who are going to the temples and all the Christians who are we're praying to the three and one and you know, Father, Son and Holy Ghost and whatever else? What do you think they are doing? What what do they think they're doing good or bad?
Very good. That's worship.
That is worship.
But is it what
is it good?
Worship is only and only what Allah subhanaw taala prescribed, and which is nabi SallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam performed and got us anything other than what Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam did and taught us is not worship anything which he did not do is not worship, no matter who calls it what?
And there is no good in it and there is only evil in it. And the worst part of this problem is that the people doing it think they're doing good.
And that's the thing, which was one of the thing that
For the punishment that tests come from Allah
in order to turn us towards him, think about this even the difficulties which come
directly from Allah subhanaw taala they come to turn us towards Allah subhanho wa Taala well it was economic Allah Allah gonna do another will Aquila home you're gonna resent them as well punishment before the punishment, so that they can turn towards us.
So anytime any difficulty comes, one must examine oneself and say what is it I'm doing wrong? Because otherwise, difficulties come one of two reasons either to elevate your status or to turn you towards Allah subhanaw taala as he was examined and see, why is this difficulty coming? What is the sickness? What is illness, whatever loss why is it happening? cannot happen without the hook of Malasadas why is it happening? What is it I'm doing wrong, and then we make Toba and so on and so on. And we see all of that and say what should we do? But very seriously, we have to think and say, what is it that I'm doing wrong? Because obviously we're doing something wrong, otherwise you
wouldn't be happening. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us from all forms of disobedience. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make it easy for us to obey Him. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to be pleased with us. For some Allah Allah Allah will carry while he was I was when the Rama Rama Rahimi