Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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and whether it is obtained or ordained. Third point
is enjoy what you have to the fullest extent. This is another thing, people, material things, people buy things, and they never use them.
They're waiting for this great event, you buy a nice camera and waiting for this great event when you're going to go to Kruger National Park in South Africa, and then you will take pictures of lions,
the property that you will never do, or maybe even if you do that, that's one in your lifetime. So what is camera and that camera is doing in the box, waiting to go to Kruger National Parks.
So whatever you have Alhamdulillah make use of it, enjoy it, it is meant to be used is not meant to be stored in some place.
If you are if you just want to store it, then why did you spend money buying it.
So enjoy whatever you have to the fullest extent and thank Allah subhanaw taala because if you do have good clothes were the good clothes and thank Allah subhanaw taala you get Hassan out for this, if you have good things, use them. And thank Allah subhanaw taala for it, and so on. Fourth thing is give sadaqa and the famous Hadith, Allah Salam, he said, If you are in times of difficulty, give sadaqa.
Right. And if you remember, I always give the example of this when I talk about and I give the example of a farmer planting seeds.
The example I give is that, for example, if you say, Well, you know, I'm already in financial difficulty, and you're saying give charity
I am am I myself, you know, having difficulties with money? And will you want me to give somebody else Oh, how will I give to anybody else. And the example I give is, for example, if you go in India, because we have these monsoon rains,
which come at a particular time of the year, from generally from June or July onwards. So if you go to a village in say May, just before the rains,
and you go into the hospital poor farmer more than likely going to find that there will be those the fields are all dry and so on. And there will be maybe half a bag of rice or wheat or jar or whatever grin, lying in one corner being kept very carefully. And you say where is the farmer? Where is why which they're working on some construction site somewhere as laborers? Here's a why why are they doing this hard labor I'm there is enough food here. This is half a sack of rice, which will last them very happily for the whole month.
So why don't they why don't they, you know, grant the grain and make bread and eat it.
You have to be a farmer to understand that because what happens now is this farmer not only does not eat that grain, but when the rain comes this good grain, he throws it into the mud.
We all of us understand enough agriculture to know that he's not throwing it into the unjust make, I'm just showing it in that way. And he's literally putting good edible food into the earth. Why?
Because he knows the result of that. He knows that if we make some summer,
and he then plants this grain, then that harvest will feed him and his family for the rest of the year.
Whereas if he eats that grain, he will eat for one month then he has to stop. Because what he had is gone, and there is nothing left to plant.
So when there is Allah Salam said if you are in difficulties, give sadaqa What's he talking about? He's talking about agriculture.
He's talking about planting. He's saying give sadaqa because South Africa is the seed.
The South Africa is the seed, what leaves your hand is the seat. What comes into your hand is the harvest. If you hold on to what is in your hand, that's all you will have.
But if you plant what is in your hand, you will get a harvest which will feed you for the rest of your life.
Right. That's why they say something has to leave the earth for something to come from the heavens.
Meaning something has to leave your hand.
Because only open hands can hold.
Think about that.
Only an open hand can hold you can't hold anything with your hands.
Already, fists already hanging out to the what will hold you can't hold anything. You have to hold your hand has to be empty, only empty hands can hold only open hands can hold
Then number five, look towards those who have less than you do.
Because there are plenty of those. We don't look at that.
We don't look at that we look at people who have more and usually it is on May Allah forgive us is all material or material.
So we look at people who are more material and you feel unhappy. And the biggest issue of timelessness is that it takes away the happiness and enjoyment from what you already have.
So timelessness is
punishment in itself.
Because if you are thankfulness for what you have, you are already not enjoying what you have
to joy has gone out of that life.
So sack listeners a years back I mean apart from of course the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala. Because he said we're in Jakarta does you don't know Kamala in California, when, as I believe, he said, The one who's thankful to me, I will increase my blessings on the one who's ungrateful and thankless. Let him be aware that my punishment is severe.
So, that is a different matter. We're not, we're not even talking about that, because that's
punishment of Allah's wrath or to come, but I'm saying that thank lessness in itself is punishment.
Then recall your debts, and that you will have to leave behind whatever you have, no matter how much it is. And as I explained to you yesterday, when we were reading the Ayatollah Zakharova, and so on, the more you have, the more difficult it will be to live it.
Because the more you have, the more you will love it. And the more you will love it, the more difficult it is to live it.
You know, many times
this issue of leaving things, for example, somebody dies,
somebody close to you dies, and you will feel terribly, you will destroy it, and you feel completely lost,
and in terrible grief.
But think about this.
Think about this, the day that person was born, he was born with an expiry date.
Just like you were born with an expiry date. Right? Every child, a child was born to live until the age of 10.
A child was born to live until the age of 100. And a child was born to live until the age of 19, or 20, or 30, or 40.
Right. The only thing is that you as a parent, or you as a relative, or you as a friend, you didn't know this,
you did not know the exact date, or the exact age at which that person was destined to die.
But the person was destined to die at that age from the day he was born.
But what happens is we get so
desolate and we get so sad and demolished and destroyed because someone we loved passed away that we forget even all the days or enjoyment that we had while the person was still there.
And we find it very difficult to accept and we will come to the issue of Bla bla bla and I will talk about that in detail. We forget about the fact that so Allah may Allah subhanaw taala created us and when He created us, He created us with an expiry date.
The simplest example simplest way to understand this is like what happens in a train journey.
So you're going from you get you bought the train in Hyderabad and you are going to Delhi. So it's a journey of maybe 36 hours.
And a couple of other people get on with you in Hyderabad, maybe a couple of people come onto the train at the next station
and you become great friends.
And then when the train reaches that core, one of them gets off.
And then when the train reaches Bhopal, another one gets off.
So by the time the train reaches Delhi, maybe you are alone on the train.
And by that time you are completely destroyed and desolate and you're so happy and you're so grief stricken that oh my god, you know how to dispose and get off in awkward? You forget the fact the man bought a ticket for not who he has to get up. And what's he know he never bought a ticket for Delhi.
His ticket was Hyderabad. Except that he didn't tell you you didn't ask him you didn't know he didn't know.
Your train journey he knows. And if you ask him, maybe he will tell you. But I'm giving you this the example of understanding that yes, we are sorry that somebody or friend of our
parent, child, whoever it is passed away, obviously we are sorry, this is the very this is the nature of the human being alanda Allah.
But one must understand the fact that this train, nobody gets onto a train to live on the train.
No one gets onto a train to live on the train.
Everyone gets on the train with only one intention. What's their intention?
To get off the train?
Yes. Is it correct? If I say this, there's somebody there everyone gets onto a train with the intention of getting off. Is that is that a legitimate incorrect statement or not? Does anyone sit on a train? Does anyone get on the train to vote to stay on the train for the rest of their life? No, not even the engine driver. I mean, even as a duty to perform and you take the train from point A to point B and he gets off. Everyone gets on a train in order to get off
Everyone enters life in order to die
just using different words same thing.
So, we have to come to grips and come to terms with this and say Alhamdulillah that I had the company of my friend from Hyderabad to not poor
and he got off
with the difference in terms of life that inshallah one day if both of these people were on Islam and if the both of these people died as Muslims and inshallah Allah subhanaw taala will bring them all together in Jannah.
So unlike your trained friend who you might never see again this person you will see them
and we do not know how soon thereafter they will see. And that's why I was so upset that he said anytime you are faced with a calamity anytime you're faced with death, anytime you are faced with disaster, think of my depth.
That is the biggest calamity that ever happened.
Because the way he closed the communication with Allah subhanaw taala and it
and unfortunately we live in a world today where the Muslims do not recognize their own prophet. The Muslims do not love their own way.
What was the state of the heart
the sister of Abdullah bin Raja Hara the Alana
who when she went into HUD, and as she was going when she heard the rumor the NABI SallAllahu Sallam has been killed
she gave her a Medina she was running towards the boundary of odds and somebody stopped her and she said Do you know that your brother has died? Abdullah has died.
You say hola hola Rajan. Where is our salah.
And as you went further, somebody said Do you know your father has died? Do you say that Allah and Allah Roger Ver ism is all about Islam.
And then she went farther and somebody said your son has died and
then somebody said your husband also has died
in a reliable energy. And finally she sauna with Allah azza wa jal Hamdulillah. Salah the fact that you are alive is enough for me, all of these people did doesn't matter.
And Angela, they all wanted to join. I have no problem with that. Abdullah, you are alive.
Did the Sahaba and the Sahaba you think they didn't love their children, they didn't love their husband. They didn't love their parents. Really, we love them.
They understood, they had a sense of proportion. They had a sense of understanding of what is life and what is debt. They knew debt is not an isolation. They knew that one day 100 Allah my brother, my father, my son, my whoever dies, my sister is on diversify the lambda, what more do you want to handle they are in general.
And as long as I keep my mind intact, and I die, and I ask Allah subhanaw taala that for all of us, inshallah will mean
that we don't know how soon thereafter, even if it is 100 years thereafter, it is like a blink of an eye.
So out of the matted fan Hamdulillah we are not saying it's a good thing it happened. But alhamdulillah even if you say it's a good thing it happened. That would not be a bad statement.
Because if a Muslim dies on Islam,
and about that, if you say Alhamdulillah it's a good thing it happened that is the best statement you can make.
Our Muslim man while he cannot be solid in the draft of usable Islam.
Allah make me die as a muslim.
Nobody is making this
make us die as a muslim
and make our resurrection with the salah Hain with the good people.
I'm not telling you that if somebody passes away, you go to their condolences and you go and say yes, it's a good thing. Obviously don't do that because people do not have enough of an understanding of Deen.
If you do have a friend to whom you can say that and the person understands it in the context, you're saying it Thank Allah subhanaw taala for such friends because only the people who are fake of Islam who have understanding of Islam will accept that statement because they know Alhamdulillah they would have been saying that before you sell it to them.
But obviously people who don't have that understanding, you don't want to test
them and yourself.
And you're saying for us to understand.
Recall your own debts, because that one day we have to leave everything and the less we have the easier it is to live it.
If Allah gives us we don't ask Allah to take away
If you don't ask Allah for poverty
so if Allah has given us Alhamdulillah, but we also don't hanker for more than what we have.
So therefore the secret of contentment is to be thankful.
That's why I'm saying poverty and plenty are states of mind. So you can be as rich or as poor as you wish.
Plenty is the result of Rena.
Plenty is a result of generosity.
And poverty is a result of Boucle.
Poverty is a result of stinginess of miserliness.
People can be very wealthy in terms of material wealth,
huge property tracts of land, whatnot, big bank balances gold and silver jewelry, whatnot, whatnot, but you see their own life.
They live like misers. They will not give any charity to anybody. They won't help anybody. They'll deliberately choose to live a life
which is painful and uncomfortable.
I'm not saying necessarily that you must have a lavish lifestyle. No, you should not have a simple lifestyle. But there is a difference between being stingy and being
simple in terms of a lifestyle.
And on the other hand, you have people who have very little but go to them, they are generous to you, they're generous to their guests, whatever they can help to whatever extent they can help they help.
It's a state of mind.
That's why Saudi, la rama,
certain a famous chef in Farsi, he said bougie, but number.
Tawang vary by the lowest number man. He said bouzouki, which is wisdom.
He said it is a factor and it is a product of intelligence, not a factor of the number of years you have been alive.
You can have some very old and very stupid people.
And you're gonna have people who are relatively young, who are wise. I'm not talking about the young people who think they are wise I'm talking about
people who are actually wise there is a big difference. Nowadays, we have people who are in their 70s 1820s who think that they are God's gift to mankind.
they don't realize they're God's test to mankind not Allah's gift.
And he said that boundary which is
cleaner, which is which is well
but the lowest number but he said that's a factor of your heart. How big is your heart? Not how much wealth you have.
Second way of dealing with
adverts adversity and with
straightening of risk is to remember that Allah subhanaw taala knows, and we don't know. So when difficulties come to remember and realize that difficulties do not come.
Accept these enlightened except by the will of Allah. And therefore the difficulty comes you don't cry and moan and groan. We accept this as the will of Allah.
Allah Subhana Allah says, in Surah Baqarah quotevalet como lo que todo Ngauruhoe lecan wasa en Takara Jose N ro Cairo La Raza under him Bucha Raha shadow Lacan wala Who ya allah move on to Blatter, Allah subhanaw taala desired came with regard to
when Jihad was
was made obligatory on the Muslims, then fighting for the cause of Allah subhanaw taala
was was permitted and it was
ordered. There were some people who,
who didn't like that. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, that fighting in the cost of allies audience for you, do you dislike it and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and that you like a thing which is bad for you. But remember that ALLAH knows and you do not know. And then we also know that we are real. We also know that in the hands of Allah subhanaw taala is clear and therefore, even if our trial or tribulation or difficulty comes on us, we know that it comes from Allah and because it comes from Allah Al Hamdulillah, insha Allah there is fighting this. So we turn towards Allah we make Toba We ask Allah Subhana Allah to ease our difficulty, but we don't groan and
moan and we don't complain. And we don't bring anything into our heart on our on our tongue, which is a complaint against Allah subhanaw taala as Kedah
May Allah forgive us a lot of people know us, Zhao Allah
Signs of that people will win especially in the times of some difficulty or calamity or somebody dies and whatnot, or has robbed Corolla. Milaca lumea
Derek which one atika
is about 30.
All of this is call for all of this is to say this is to speak disrespectfully about Allah subhanho wa Taala we should be very careful never never, if somebody if you obviously I'm sure none of you will say these things but if you hear someone saying them, then immediately stop them and tell them to stop and say don't sit Don't Don't talk nonsense like this.
Do not talk nonsense like this.
And remember those people in the world right now today I'm not even talking about history, I'm talking about current affairs, talk think about those people in the world today, who are who are facing losses which are which make our loss look like again.
The air crash which happened in in Mangalore, I'm them deliberately give you examples of not even war zones or you know, places where these things are talking about ordinary things which can and do happen to people.
The air crash which happened in Mangalore, a couple of years ago,
there was a story about this particular aircraft, there was a family of 20 Something people,
one of their elders, their grandmother or somebody died in Mangalore and his whole family, they lived in Dubai.
And they were coming back to Mangalore
for that, for that, because that person died.
And they were like, I forget the exact number. Now, there was some 20 Something people
out of them, only one of them did not was not able to get a reservation on this direct flight from the Middle East. So, he got onto a plane, which came from the Middle East to Bombay and from Bombay, he was coming to Bangalore.
So, this plane with that man's whole family, which came as a direct flight, which came from the Middle East to Mangalore crashed and the entire family died. Everyone died
and this one man was left alone
they imagined the plight of that person
think about that person and their family wiped out just like that.
One minute they've all boarding the plane together next minute they're all gone.
Now people have no faith and people who are no human will say you see that is the reason we say whole families must not travel together on one flight
I'm telling I've I've heard these statements that's why I'm telling you this I'm not making this up. I've actually heard the statements
was travel on different flights.
You want to confuse Allah.
Quan Chi Kimmelman, Melinda was
held on a hotel in LA when I
think about it.
Let us be very clear in our minds and understand that if Allah subhanaw taala decrees something there is always pride in it via the hill, but who collegia in Kadir We ask Allah subhana wa sallam said always make dua and make dua for higher
don't say oh Allah give me a wife. So Allah give me a wife with higher don't you're like me and you're like, give me a husband with higher
because your life can become a living hell in this world if you get the wrong kind of woman Oh, and
don't ask for what what like give me was not at all like give me well with higher.
I remember in school. A lot of I don't know who those days at least people used to. I don't know what that is today. But we had a story. When I was in, I still wanted the story in school. We had a story about this. And it was in the West somewhere.
There's a story about this couple who had one son, and they were poor. And they used to always keep saying, Oh, we wish we had more money. We wish we had more money, whatnot.
And one night, they get a knock on the door. And when they open the door, there is the manager of the factory in which their son used to work. And the manager came to tell them that I'm very very sorry to inform you that they had this terrible accident and your son has died. And as compensation here is this large amount of money that has been given to you.
You wanted money you got money.
Know what I'm saying?
So always ask for higher Let me ask Allah
Renata, Allah for her don't just ask for things as including the elbow of them
including the Elm of the
wall. I may not say well I make me move to Allah make me harvest Quran, you can become a harvest Quran and then you can forget your Quran and then you are in trouble. You can be a move through and then you can become a Mufti who's compliant to all of mankind and then you will be among those who will be sent to the Hellfire first before everybody else.
Because the number one people who will be thrown into the Hellfire are those Alama who sold their deen
and who practice their Deen for name and fame and who sold their knowledge to the people of the world and try to be compliant and try to you know, because they were either afraid or they were for greed. They gave fatawa and they permitted watch or what Allah subhanaw taala had prohibited and the privated what Allah had permitted
they will be among the first to be thrown into that fire. Do you ask for the you asked for them again but you didn't ask for it. So the hill McBean itself turned against you. Always always always ask for her any thing you want in this world as for her own law give me Wallah give me great has made me very strong now once you become very strong and you have a great you know, fancy body or whatnot, it can lead you into all sorts of trouble.
All sorts of trouble
while I give me beautiful children Hamdulillah you got these amazingly beautiful daughter or amazingly beautiful son and the result of that is so much fitter.
That he will start with I wish he was a bit ugly. I mean, you know
seriously, um, to me, these are actual life issues.
These are actual life issues. So always ask for higher Alhamdulillah and then be content with what Allah subhanaw taala gives us