Tazkiyya wa Tarbiyya #15
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Larranaga Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala MB mursaleen Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu ala you will save you send them to Steven Catherine cathedra abajo my brothers sisters along the left
you know our session on the scale tarbiyah we looked at issues of Toba what is the PAR? And we looked at Allah subhanaw taala has mercy and great mercy, the like of which doesn't exist, the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala which is such that
it is all encompassing.
There is nothing like it in creation. Unless Martha has mercy is more than we can ever imagine. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala for His mercy and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to cover it cover us with His mercy
and His forgiveness inshallah.
Today, I want to talk to you about in the same context of CO tarbiyah Hassan basolateral Ali's description of a believer
and the idea of saying this is for us to
reflect on this now has Ambassador Angela Lee is one of the greatest of the taboo. He was a student of Satan Oliveira, Metallica, Delano, and one of the greatest of the scholars of the W.
Abdullah bin Mubarak Hasan Basri. All these peoples have an authority
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These are the great among the greatest of scholars of this Deen And Alhamdulillah. We are blessed to be able to take their names
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we performed Serato Juma with Hassan Busey down to lolly. When we finished we surrounded him and he began to weep excessively. We said What is the matter of May Allah have mercy upon you, you have been granted the glad tidings of Jannah in your dreams. And this caused him to weep even more. And he said, How can I not cry? If any of the companions of rasool Allah is Allah, Allah entered the door of this Masjid? He would not recognize anything except this scribbler of ours.
So Allah when I read these things, I reflect on myself. I reflect on our lives, I reflect on what we have
made and accepted as our dean,
if Hassan versus Lally saying they believe me is not is not freaky, speaking figuratively. He's not just saying it for you know the, to be politically politically correct or is not. He is He means that he is somebody who is, you know, his sincerity is beyond doubt beyond question. And he means every single word of what he's saying. And if in the time of the tambourine
looking at how they were, if Hassan was around to lick and say something like this, that if the if one of us have our sources, sell them come in and remember the data is somebody who saw as a hobby or who spent time in the company was savvy or a learner was heavy.
As it was, he himself was one among them. He and I, as I mentioned, he was a student of, he studied under.
Eye he was at the Sorbonne of I live in Avatar of Delano. So he says if one of them enters the bar of the Sahaba enters our masjid, this Masjid wherever they were praying. He says he will not recognize anything except the fibula which means he will not recognize us as Muslims, he will not recognize our Salah and he will probably look at the Salah and say what kind of Salah is this? I mean, how do people pray? How are these people dressed how these people behaving? Look at the lab look at their look at the way they talk to each other. Look at the way they they recite for whatever it is. Maybe he looks at the masjid and say is this a masjid? What is this? Today we have massages
who Allah? May Allah forgive us and protect us from ourselves. We have massage massages, which are worth a billion dollars but more than a billion dollars. Right? All the focus is on the decoration of the budget. The most beautiful stone the most beautiful carpets the most beautiful chandelier has some of these carpets The carpet is so so intricate. And so, you know, design is so amazingly complex.
that it is literally impossible to pray on this carpet, right because if you stand and pray on the carpet if your eyes open, then the I have prayed an image like this. And literally when they it seems to me as if things are moving in the on this carpet as if those designs those things are moving
completely distracted and destroy yourself, do your Salah, these are not in Islam, these are not permitted. These are these are these to to build masajid like this, and to have that kind of decoration is haram in Islam, but we do it. We do it with great pride and we do it and we show off and we and we says one look at this budget, look at that budget, you know the dome moves and this moves and that moves Lahore will afford the level of our focus should have been on the quality of our Salah we should have been focused on what is the quality of my salah, what is the quality of the armor of this Masjid? What is happening in this budget? Which rows are happening as much as what
kind of lessons are happening in the budget, what kind of classes are being taken, who is teaching who is learning, how are people benefiting from this what kind of works of charitable
of a charitable nature are happening this budget? How is this budget beneficial to the to the society in which it exists in the neighborhood in which we in which it exists? If you go to the houses of the neighbors of the masjid, whether they are Muslim or non Muslim? And ask them about the masjid are we going to hear complimentary things? Or are we going to hear critical things and and derogatory things? Right? I mean, this is what we should have been focused on. Instead of that we are focused on the decoration of the images and the color of the carpet. And you know what chandelier and this and this law hotel level. So hasn't busted Angela says that if one of the Sahaba
of other offers Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, or the Allahu Anhu if one of them entered this masjid, the door of this budget key will not recognize anything except the Scribbler of ours. Then he said, Oh, lengthy ambitions have destroyed the people.
It is merely words with no action, recognition with no patience and Eman without any conviction.
Why is it that I see men but no intellect. I hear faint voices. But I do not see anyone with courtesy. And look at these. Each one of these words is something that we need to sit and reflect upon.
And not by deflecting by reflecting I don't mean, we make up Sarah and we make comments on Oh, but you know, in the in our modules, so and so look at that one, I'm talking about myself, I need to look at this unit, look at it, sit and say he's saying as I was rather lengthy ambitions have destroyed the people.
ask ourselves, what are our ambitions?
What do we aspire for?
What do we aspire for? In that whole list of things that we have written for ourselves is general anywhere?
Is the result of Allah subhanaw taala anywhere? Is it even there in the list?
In the list of ambitions that I made for myself, is that even there?
That Allah subhanaw taala should be
pleased with me.
I'm not even talking about making them I'm saying is it even in the list?
If I write my ambition, what my ambition, my ambition is to become the greatest blah, blah, whatnot, whatnot, whatnot.
Is my ambition to get?
Seriously, the point I'm saying is if I tell you my ambition is to become a cardiac surgeon, then you will ask me Okay, are you in medical school? No, not medic. Okay, so are you going to are you planning to, to go to medical school?
Well, yeah, but you know, I mean, I'm not sure where
so does it look like this is my ambition?
If my ambition is to fly a plane,
then same questions. Do you have a pilot's license? No.
Are you planning to get one? Yeah, when were?
Oh, I haven't decided. So then you ambition not to fly a plane your ambition is to see others flying planes. So is your ambition to go to Ghana? Or is your ambition to see others version?
This is a question I need to ask myself. This is a question you should ask yourself, not other people. Lengthy ambition have destroyed the people which kind of let the ambitious lend the ambitions about this world and about his life which is not lengthy at all.
Yo man oh, by the way, oh, maybe half a day, maybe one day maybe part of a day.
the blink of an eye
my brother sister seriously, we have to ask ourselves this question.
The dinosaurs lived in this world for over 200 million years.
And today, there are only fossils of those
66 million years ago, the Earth was backed by was hit by an asteroid. And it completely wiped out
all of that knife
things that existed for 200 million years believe me they didn't exist that for that long by being unsuccessful, they were among the most successful of creatures
in an ecological
way of thinking and speaking.
200 million years of life wiped out completely without a trace
what do you think will happen to me and you
so what is his LinkedIn ambition?
We need to ask ourselves, seriously, I'm telling this to scare scare tarbiyah
you know, course or seminar, whatever you want to call it.
It is all about you not just watching this video is about watching the video listening to what I'm saying and then going and doing it yourself in your homes.
Think about plan about reflect on.
And then he says it is merely words with no action. People have lengthy ambitions. But where is the ambition? Where is the where is the action to reach that ambition?
Recognition with no patience.
We recognize the importance of something but we don't have the patience to practice
and email without any conviction. We have Eman but our heart is also filled with fear.
We say Allah Allah subhanaw taala is my Rosa. And then I'm worried about my belly.
I'm worried about how I'm going to fill my belly. I'm worried about my family Am I am worried about is worried about that.
What kind of what kind of Eva is this?
And then he says, I see men with no intellect.
I see men but no intellect. No, what is the sign of intellect
of intelligence. People who do not believe in superstition. People who do not do who don't just practice things which you know their ancestors did.
behaving with intelligence is what is required.
Right now I'm not talking about IQ scores.
And he says I hear voices but no courtesy. Our o'clock
in the air at the end of the day, who is an island, an alum is the one who's ill is visible in his luck. Kinema Yaksha la manera de la frontera said,
Verily, among the people,
those who have the crusherthe of Allah subhanaw taala in their hearts, they are
the other scholars, the real scholars.
Do we have this question of do we have this all and majesty and glory of Allah's Maratha in our hearts?
Or do we just talk about it?
Then he said by Allah, people enter the left, the the
the recognized and then the refuted
the deemed haram
and then consider it holla your deen is a mere smear on your tongues as I was referencing that this is the nature of people what people have done
one day something is they know something is haram but then they do it.
Today what's happening with interest based borrowing in our lives?
How many 1000 times have you heard this thing? Do not borrow on interest? Because Allah subhanaw taala declared war on the one who does that
the here this is again and again and again. We don't change tell me what are you waiting for? What I waited to see multiple mug before you change. And you know what that means, right?
When you see what a good mug that's it no the story there's no there's no time to change that. Are you waiting for that day.
So when I will change
how many 1000 times I say this thing. Get out of all interest base dealings.
Get out of telling lies get out of giving bribes.
Don't tell me in this business that if there is a business in which you have to necessarily done the ROM that business has no business to have you in that business,
that business is not for you.
If in fact it is true
and you know it is not true,
even magnet is to get out
become members of clubs which are which are established for the perpetration of
they have bars, they have card rooms, they have gambling rules, they are drinking and dancing. And you are a member and your subscription is paying for that.
And you want to argue about this. How about this? How about that? How about the other
I've told you 1000 times establish a halaal club
But you insist on belonging to those clubs.
Right in your will that when you die, let them put that subscription paper of the club and the and the annual membership card in your cover with you.
When are you going to understand please
if we are not going to change our company, we cannot change ourselves as simple as that please understand this, get this through into your skull if you cannot change your company, you cannot change yourself.
Your company will mold you will turn you will force you.
And that's why when I was ambassador introducing people entered and they left to the
they recognized and then the refuted recognized Allah subhanaw taala greatness and majesty then they did actions which evolved to the reputation of that
they deemed haram and then they consider it haram
and he said your deen is merely a smear on your tongue. You only say I'm muslim, nothing else.
And he's saying this to to Taiwan.
And they asked him when asked Are you a believer in the Day of Recompense?
The Day of Judgment? He says yes. But he lied by the Owner of the Day of Judgment.
He's saying that when we are asked, Do you believe in the Day of Judgment? We say yes, of course.
But he's saying you are lying when you say that. And he's swearing is by the Owner of the Day of Judgment, you are a liar. When you say that you believe with the DOJ.
Why saying that? Because if I believe in the Day of Judgment, then what in my life reflects this belief?
If somebody is looking at my life, are they seeing a sign in my life? One single sign somewhere? To say that yes, this man believes in the devil. He believes that he will be held accountable, he believes that Allah will call him to question he believes in the in the in the NA and the and the and the garden.
He believes in the hell and the and heaven and Jana, he believes in the Hassan he believes in the MISA and he believes that his deeds are going to be weighed.
Where is this in our life? This belief, our claim that we believe these things? Where is this claim visible in our lives?
If I believe it is going to rain, I will carry an umbrella. That umbrella is evidence and proof that I believe that it is going to rain.
So where is the umbrella in my life,
which is which is proven evidence that I believe in the Day of Judgment.
Then he mentioned key elements of the character of the believer.
And he said
one, strength in deed,
to determination in gentleness, three, conviction in a man for knowledge in forbearance in being patient.
Number five, forbearance with knowledge number six, intelligence in kindness, number seven self adornment in hunger and number eight, justice in steadfastness.
Now, if we look at all of these, that one by one let us see try to understand what it is that is being said here
strengthen the right so second Dean is expressed how, by our practice of the
by our practice of the how serious Am I about practicing Islam.
This is the strength indeed.
determination and gentleness meaning
by gentle it doesn't mean that you leave your principles.
We are firm on your principles. But when you are following your principles, sometimes we become harsh. He said, No, the firmness is with gentleness, conviction in a man.
I have a man. And I have the demand with complete and total conviction, there's no doubt in my mind about this
knowledge in four beds.
the subber that they do is with knowledge
is with the understanding of the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala.
Intelligence in kindness.
What does that mean? It means that sometimes you have to criticize somebody, you have to correct somebody. And that is a kindness, not to rule that would be unkind, because you would allow that person to make a mistake which is harmful for them.
And that is the intelligence which is being expressed in kindness.
Self adornment and hunger is if you are if you are poor, if you are hungry, you do not ask.
You have someone you ask only Allah subhanaw taala. And justice in steadfastness,
that is when we are strong in our belief. But we do that with justice. He continued, he is not unjust, to whom he hates, nor is he sinful in assisting who he loves. See these beautiful words of wisdom.
Many times we
if we do not like somebody, then we will either be unjust to them or we will allow unjust injustice to happen to them.
We don't care because we don't like the person. We also don't
listen to that person. Even if that person is saying something good. We will not listen to them because we don't like
that one with people in the case of
those who hated him, they did not take his guidance, even though they knew that what he was saying was correct.
And as I was already saying this, the the opposite also is true, which is that if you like somebody then you will
let things happen. Right. For example, you might say that ostentatious spending,
which many of us do especially in weddings and so on so ostentatious spending Allah's rather I said the one who's ostentatious he is a he is from the he's a min a funny Shatin THEY ARE THEY ARE THE BROTHERS OF shatta. in Aruba, the Rena Caro if want to share
the spendthrifts and ostentatious people are surely the brothers of shatta.
But what do we do? If there is somebody we don't like? And that person is pending? ostentatiously. We voice very vociferously criticize them.
But if somebody who's close to us does the same thing we keep, but
we will go we will go and attend that party.
Now this is a gross injustice that we are doing to both
and that is what as I was around journalists talking about, then he says he does not slander. He does not eliminate or criticize or not criticize, he does not speak invade. Nor is he involved in amusement and play. These are
these are people of standing that we can only marvel at. Now sympathy is even though there are alcohol is even criticizing, playing and amusement. He's saying don't even do that. Entertainment, whatnot, you know, laughing joking. They're going and playing I imagine what he would say about all our soccer matches and cricket matches.
But the point we are being that
he's seeing, who are the people who are these people, he says number one, of course they don't do sin. So slathering backbiting, you know? maligning all that kind of stuff. Definitely. They don't do but even the
things which are not may not be open since.
But useless talk. Always being surrounded by people. Always. You know, talking all the time.
Right? Games and plays today play games and sports our careers.
who stand before us manager what do you do? Well, I kick the ball around a court
Get the ball from this go to that work
that is why he was sent in His Word kick a ball around
or to throw a ball in the hoop
purpose of life is to play a game is it
this is what they are this is what has to say.
Today we have gone so far away from living a purposeful life that even to speak like this people will criticize those oh what you know then there is no fun in life blah blah blah
Why is there no vanilla? Who told you that to live a purposeful life is miserable and it is horrible learning there is no fun in it poorly.
The greatest most fun thing in the world is to live a purposeful life and to see your purpose opening up like flowers in front of you
is nothing more is nothing more beautiful than that.
Rather than just you know pointlessly days
just passing throughout the exam Oh ta
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money evening, Monday evening Life is gone? What did you achieve nothing. Why? Because I never intended to achieve anything, I never had a goal.
How useful is that?
Then he said
he does not carry details, nor does he delve into that which does not concern him.
See, all of these things are pointing to a very important thing, which is a single minded focus with a single minded goal. And that goal in this case is to please Allah subhanaw taala.
So whatever I do, will be focused to that.
Nothing else I don't waste my time.
I don't waste my time to carry tails, I first have to go and listen to something.
And then I take it to some other place. No, we don't have time for all this. Right?
And going into things that don't concern you. You can't do anything about it. You can change it by just simply with gossip.
Then he says he does not refute any right upon him. Nor does he exaggerate in providing excuses.
He's talking about delivery. He's talking about quality. He's talking about commitment. He's talking about consistency.
And today we have the words
but do we do that?
Or are we among those who
are distinguished by the fact that we don't do this that we are not committed we are not consistent. And then he says he does not exaggerating providing excuses so we make excuses you are supposed to deliver something was supposed to do something consistently you don't do that and then you have a long x go do this happen that happen Falana dhikala sky fell on my head recovery up to the moon.
So first I have to suffer you're not delivering and then I have to listen to a nonsensical excuse.
Adding insult to injury kind of thing. Then he says he does not become pleased with a calamity that befalls another nor is he joyous of a sin that descends upon someone
you don't like somebody and that was caught as an accident and you feel happy about it.
the whole of water how evil we have become just think about that
he says be a believer is somebody who does not rejoice in someone else's difficulty or someone else's
Even if you can't help him
he doesn't mean he's not happy that this happened to that person.
A believer is submissive in his Salah and is one who hastens to bow in roku.
He's talking about his
quality of his salah.
I think with this one I want to
end for today.
Let us think
about these qualities that he's that has a muscle that I talked about. He's talking about sincerity. He's talking about humility. He's talking about kindness. He's talking about truthfulness.
He's talking about consistency. He's talking about quality. He's talking about about.
He's talking about dignity.
He is talking about not being not indulging in things which are
pointless, useless waste of time.
Not in not not harming anybody in any way whatsoever either with our tongue or with our hands.
And the last point that I mentioned was about his Salah, the quality of his allies in his submissive in the Salah is consciously his whole show. He's praying before Allah subhanaw taala is standing there with this. You can see from his, from his position from the look on his face, that he is connected with Allah subhanaw taala nothing in the world exists for him, everything is gone. It's like I just said that the law, the law, she said that Surah Surah Salah would be with us and He will be, you know, engaged and laughing with us and so on. As soon as he heard the other Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar, it would be as if he does not know us.
It would be as if we are strangers to him completely, his face would change, you know, a curtain would drop on his face.
This was a variety of reasons seller
asked us around data to enable us to
learn from all this and to bring these changes into our lives.
Because the day will come my brother sisters when we will stand before Allah subhanaw taala.
And on that day, the only thing that will matter is a Calvin Sally
is the kind of heart we bring to Allah
and that's why it's very important to for us to work on that hat
and ensure that that heart is something which is worth taking to Lhasa Hannah
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