Wisdom of Luqman #20
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my brothers and sisters Alhamdulillah Allah Allah mean,
we are on our lesson of
the wisdom of lokmanya de Sala, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to make this a means of kyron and blessings for us, and a means of earning his pleasure jealous.
The purpose of all the lessons is for us to remember to implement them in our lives. There is no purpose other than that, there's no purpose of any of these things that I teach, other than to understand why we should implement them in our lives and how that helps us to be
better human beings, in the sense of
being people who Allah Subhana Allah will love and Allah subhanho wa Taala will help in every way. That is the Purpose The purpose is that and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to
My brothers and sisters
were talking about the issue of our deeds that Allah subhanaw taala will laquanda salaam mentioned something as small as a mustard seed and small both in terms of its size as well as its weight. So here Allah tala is saying that he will weigh the marathon, the balance, the weighing scale, not a counting machine. Allah said he will wear the deeds and we will know a lot of course knows already. But we will know
whether we were successful or not, we asked a lot of makers among those who were successful.
So it's not the number of deeds but it's their quality and this is why a lot today
we are deficient in both.
Unless Mandela said quality not count weight, not number, but we have neither weight nor number, neither quality nor count.
And so therefore we have Illa Mashallah, of course there are exceptions. May Allah subhanaw taala make us among them.
But other than that, for most of us, all of us, it is the same story which is that our deeds are we are deficient.
We are deficient more, both in terms of the quality of our deeds, as well as the number of deeds.
We need to improve both Neverland sisters I
want to remind you of myself, in the head is a gibreel where a solo Salam was asked about Hassan by devialet salaam.
He said to pray as if you can see Allah and those endo you can't see Allah know that he sees you. And that would allow her Kanaka Tara for ilam talkin Tara for inner Who?
He said know that he sees you. He didn't say that believe Allah can see you. Right? He didn't say that. He didn't say believe that. He said no that now between the two words is a world of difference between believing something and knowing something. You can believe even false things you know a lot of people are today The world is full of all kinds of false beliefs, including for us. We believe that
material wealth is the solution for everything. We believe that as long as we have enough money.
We don't need anything else. We believe that money can solve all our problems. We believe that our technology can solve all our problems. You know, people talk about technology like they talk about nanotech as if technology can solve all our problems. We believe that
you know political influence and political power which usually comes through the barrel of a gun meaning also military power can solve all our problems. But you know, we this is the problem of human beings. We call ourselves intelligent but will refuse to learn lessons from our own lives.
This COVID-19 which we are going through this Coronavirus Baba the corona virus pandemic. This has
this has given the light to all of these beliefs.
Because if material wealth can solve all our problems and outcome, we are not able to solve the problem of if technology and our knowledge of medicine, medical science and whatnot, if that, if we will add whatever we have today is the peak of it. Nobody has better nobody can have better. And that is the solution to all our problems, and how come we still have the problem, and we don't have a clue. Apart from telling people to wear masks and wash hands, we have, you know, we have, we have no cure, I mean, these are all protective measures, and they should be taken, but we have no cure. If military power and all the I mean, I don't even need to say all this, right, I mean, all the
military technology, all the industrial technology, all the
all the information technology, none of this is able to solve this major problem of ours, which
has got the whole world in a bind. It's not restricted to America or India or Pakistan, or, you know, Spain or Italy or it is the whole world, which is caught in a bind
with this Corona virus with this COVID-19 and we can't do anything about it. So this whole false belief, I'm talking about the difference between believing something and knowing something. So his whole false belief is what we believe is false. And this is clearly evident. Yet, we seem to continue to want to believe that we don't want to change our belief and say look, something is wrong. Now let me tell As I was saying, to pray,
as if you can see Allah and know that Allah is seeing you. Absolutely without cert without any any doubt with complete and total certainty. I know that Allah subhanho wa Taala is watching me is hearing and listening to my recitation of the Quran is listening to my doors. And Allah knows what is in my heart. When I'm praying to Allah subhanaw taala all of this is happening.
That this is the beauty this is the this is the beauty and this is the difference between believing something and knowing something. We are this is the difference between a man and a pin.
The difference between Mr. antiochene is that yeah cane moves you to do something about whatever it is that you have yaqeen about.
If it is something beneficial, then it draws you towards it.
You do your best to achieve it if it is something harmful then you do your best to avoid it or to safeguard yourself from it.
yochanan something yaqeen does this the sign of having your cane the proof that we have your key in the proof that we have complete and total faith in something is how we approach that thing whether there is action in our lives or not.
So if I Stan river Allah subhanho wa Taala with complete and totally attainder my Rob Jalla Jalla who is seeing me and hearing me real time
that is the secret of improving the quality of your Salah
if I and then apply this visit see the Salah is a beautiful thing. In terms of example and a pseudo Salaam you will find this in the Sierra
Nevada Salaam gave the example of Salah
for everything, right? Lots of things.
Now, as somebody said, I saw this on my dear brother and friend saw Jamaicans timeline on his GP on WhatsApp. It says religion is what
starts after you leave the masjid.
Right your deen is what comes and what is with you after you learned after you left the mercy. Now this is the whole issue, which is that we take the example that the example that is quoted was is that of Salah. But we take this example and we applied to everything else in our lives. So when I'm standing before Allah subhanaw taala I am standing with this complete certainty that my Rob gelila who is seeing me so now when I am
in my shop, I'm also I am and I should be conscious of the fact that my rub is seeing
making promises to my customers, I must watch and I must listen to my promises and say Am I making a promise which is true which is real? Or am I hyping the product in order to sell it in the name of advertising in the name of marketing
What am I doing? When I'm borrowing money on interest or not when I'm borrowing money on interest, not that but I'm saying when I am tempted to do that, when I'm advised by my advisors to leverage my savings to leverage my cash balance to leverage my property, use nice terms.
Which sound good.
So if you say, me like moneylender, sounds bad banker sounds good. So this is the difference.
The other day I was listening to a seminar
on on FinTech
focused on focus in part of it, at least on entrepreneurship and so on. So I was listening to that. And one of the questions that was asked is how can we get
people to trust banks more?
Right, how can we get people that I had a good laugh guy said well, why would people want to trust banks at all?
Because what is it in a bank that you want to that that is worthy of trust?
The banker is not interested in your business, the banker is not interested in the welfare of your business. The banker is only interested in whether you can pay his interest he's not even interested in the in the capitalism that he gave you because you know that that capitalism is going to get paid off, but you will still be paying interest it through your nose for the next 30 years.
So the banker is only interested in that if you go to the bank or try it if you if you if you don't believe me, if you borrow money on interest of a bank and the market is down you are in a recession and so on, go to the bank and say you know what, I'm sorry for the next few months I will not be able to pay you interest. He said absolutely no problem Give me the keys to your business I'm possessing
which banker Do you know who will die with you? No way. Which banker Do you know who will say no, I'm going to help you to pay the money I'm going to help you pay off the loan.
I'm going to help you to grow but nobody nobody nobody the banker is interested in his money in the performance of his his performance of the asset is not the same as your performance of your asset which is your business. His performance of the asset is is the interest on that loan coming in on time.
How you are achieving that he is not concerned he doesn't care.
Seriously, my brothers and sisters remember this Allah subhanaw taala did not give us this Deen in order to make our life difficult.
Right Allah did not create his Deen so that we will have a difficult time
Allah gave us this Deen for the opposite. So that our lives will become easy.
So here in the in the case of lokmanya li Salaam,
Allah subhanaw taala gave us this and remind Salaam is talking about the value of these and as I mentioned do the value of the deed is based on this intentional the deed. And so therefore this is the difference between
something, which is really conceptual, and having total certainty in the fact that this will happen and will affect us fundamentally. To know whether we have we are keen on the era or merely man, we only need to look at our own lives.
As I mentioned before, action is the proof of belief action is the proof of belief. The one who truly believes x. Lack of action is proof of lack of belief.
believing the accurate to the level of yaqeen is a fundamental principle of Islam
is a fundamental pillar of Islam. And the lack of belief in the ACA is the stuff of Kufa as they say is my life. So let me choose how I want to meet Allah.
At this a monomial doesn't matter is that a green or red, green and red or well done? Which one? The garden agenda? Or the pit of Jannah?
Where do I want to meet a lot smarter? How do I want to meet? How do I want to meet a loss?
Remember if you are doing things
which are writing your name in the list of the other law that will love the enemies of Allah.
And you still are hoping for Jana.
May Allah make you hope come true. But that's a sign of insanity.
To continue to do things in a certain way without any change to continue to do things in a certain way and expect a different result is a sign of insanity.
Things that you, as they say the this is not my quote, somebody said this is an English language problem. If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.
If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got. To which I added my own thing. If you want to have what you never had, you have to do what you never did.
Right? If you want to have what you never had, you must do what you never did.
Unless we do this, we cannot have what we never had.
My brothers sisters, as I mentioned before, it was this resurrection and accounting that the polytheistic Arabs had the greatest trouble with. They were happy to believe in Allah. But to believe that one day we will be resurrected and meet him and be questioned. This was difficult for them.
This was tough for me, Allah protect us. It looks like nothing has changed in 15 1400 years.
It's still tough for us today.
Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this and he said
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and the other one is milk.
design which I decided for you which is 10 and 11. And 12.
Allah montella zing and they say,
we, when we are dead, and we have become lost in the earth, meaning we have been buried we are disintegrated, decompose, become part of the dust, you know maybe the worms in my body or whatever.
So they say people say and they say when we are dead and become lost in the earth, shall we indeed be recreated a new? Shall we be resurrected? Shall we be again? Is it possible that we will be created again?
May Allah signals No. But they deny the meeting with Milan Villa Cairo bill, a beam
they decided denied borrow money.
They deny the meeting with their agenda.
And Allah then says say to the whole
the angel of death, Yama, Falco, Malaga Mattila de la Vega, Allah is saying you will die
tell them the Angel of Death who is set over you will take your souls and then you shall be brought to your
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you will die
and the angel will take your soul and bring you to your agenda.
And then Allah does an Omaha Tim to solo salovey speaking tour.
And he says if you could see and feel but only see them
when they are
The criminals when they are brought,
if you could see them, when the Muslim Oh shall hang their heads before
they understand below are less violent than ever that heads on law. They will say Robin Sharma was
on we have seen and we have heard virgin send us back in namaki. Home and we will do righteous deeds. And verily we now believe with certainty
by submission to our own sisters. That that is not going to happen. I mean that is alive.
Not going to send us back. So one way street
once we have gone once you have died,
resurrected on the Day of Judgment.
We will be resurrected and sent back into this earth. There's no reincarnation
there gonna be resurrection on the Day of Judgment.
My brothers and sisters.
Sadly, this is not a problem that ended in the sixth century.
It ended for the Arabs who came to Islam, the Sahaba from sources.
But it seems I've continued with others who came to Islam later, like us.
We don't say it but seriously ask yourself, look at my life, my decisions, my actions, my dealings, my environment.
Does it looked like I believe in the meeting with Allah?
By looking at me, can you say with certainty that here is a man who believes in the meeting with Allah?
If he asked this question to ourselves, we will have the answer fast enough.
I remind me when myself that in the end, we will not be asked what happened. We will be asked what did you do?
It's our actions that will speak.
The action is the proof of the belief.
Believing in the need for food will not take away your hunger
and it will not fill your belly.
You must have food, you must find food to eat it or you will die of starvation. Even though you believe that food is necessary for survive.
My brothers and sisters, relationships have demands,
privileges come with responsibilities. The health, health of the relationship depends on fulfilling what it demands.
The privilege can only be enjoyed to fulfill its responsibilities.
Let's see what relationships we have in our lives. And what they demand.
They ask ourselves if we need these relationships and convince ourselves of that account. So that we can decide whether we need to fulfill what they demand or not.
So relationships and demands.
You said are the man gotten his workout and get the coffee.
Okay, good good news. But say find out those nice vodka Takasago properly.
If you want to benefit from a relationship, you must fulfill its demand
the relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala the demand wages or mood yet
which is to worship only Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if I say Laila hi Lola, then I have to prove it. The the proof of that belief is that I will worship no one other than Allah
with as little as a seller, at
hour relationship with the seller, one of the chief benefits of it inshallah and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to give him a comma Mahmoud on the day of judgment and accept his Shabbat in our favor.
One of the major
privileges or benefits of that relationship with a solo Salaam is his fight on the division, there are many more, but this is the big one I want to talk to you about.
So, what is the demand of that relationship with that,
which is obedience and
that device following it is
imitation, it is emulation. So obedience, which is based on on an hour which is based on an order instruction that is given and emulation which is purely based on love.
I want to act and walk and talking and dress and everything is like the Nabi sallallahu Sallam because I loved him,
because I love him.
And so that when anyone looks at me that person is reminded of the Prophet sallallahu sallam.
This is the point.
Third one, take our relationship with our parents. The relationship of the parent to the child, or the ratio of the child to the parent is that of cleaner.
It's not a correction. It is not of you know, guiding them or
To his head is to do is to serve them is to take care of the need is to do for them what they did for you, when you could not take care of yourself,
the demand of the relationship of the child to the parents is that of
reverts that environment of the relationship between the parent and the child, what is that
which is for the parent is not simply enough to have children who are,
who are obedient to you, and we'll do it is necessary for you to do the therapy of the child for you to raise that child, as a good Muslim. Number five is the teacher the requirement of the relationship of the teacher to benefit from that is other is respect in all its forms number six, for the student, what is the design, what is the need, and the demand of the relationship, what was the teacher do with the student is
not just singing praises, not just saying, Oh, fantastic, you have no Islamic characters to student, because if you if you don't carry the student, the student is going to come,
he's going to is going to be ashamed in his life, and in the next, he will be sorry, and he will need connection correction in this life, and then he will get in a fight if you're doing character, then he will get the
reward for this.
Number seven, is friend, with a friend, a friend is the one who supports and who has confidence in you. So I have a friend, I have confidence that friend must have confidence in me.
relationship of a spouse is love and mercy and faithfulness relationship of the employee is to take care of the welfare of the employee, the relationship of the employee to the employer, is to be loyal to the employer and give more than what you're being paid for relationship of towards the nation, what does what does the nation or to the citizen, it is justice, protection and opportunity. This is what every nation should
give to us to its citizens, which is justice and
protection from, you know,
criminals and so on. And then opportunity. And the last one is
responsibility of a citizen towards the nation. The opposite of that is loyalty is to defend the nation and to work for its development. That is why Allah subhanaw taala one does Illuminati Mara for him were to call him and Id him with a shadow.
So, they are seen as Rhonda said, That day we will set up we will seed up their mouths. On that day, we will seal up their mouse and their hands will speak to us and their legs will bear witness to what they used to.
Now, think about that, the Tang is not going to talk. So all the clever arguments that you know we use today, anytime somebody comes to talk to us on the subject anyone, anytime somebody attempts to warn us about the meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala anytime that anyone wants to advise us not to follow blindly in the footsteps of people who don't know any better anytime somebody tells you don't do this show that you are taking care of things, then these general responsibilities are go boy go and keep quiet. Go quickly. Yeah, I am not interested in
in listening to this, right I'm not interested in
and then we have all kinds of
clever at least what we consider to be clever arguments, all kinds of spins on things, all kinds of clever things, which are done is of course always there to help us to devise all these
new clever formula, I remind myself I knew that none of that is going to work with Allah subhanaw taala. So, why even bother, why even bother to invent all kinds of you know, funny things in a situation where it is not going to work for us, because on the Day of Judgment, this all this formula will be locked up because your brain your your mouth will not be able to speak your tongue will not speak but instead of that
the actions will speak. The hands will speak the legs will speak.
The hand will speak about what they used to do. The legs will speak about why they were used to
Roll the eyes will speak what what you were watching yours will speak about what you were listening to and so on.
So let us be be warned about dispeller didn't tell us didn't spit Didn't you know suddenly spring this surprise a lot smarter told us in advance. I wasn't prepared for this because the day will come and you will be asked Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this and he said My UT Rasulullah Hakata tala tala for my son aka Lima fiza. He who obeys the messenger Salah Salem has indeed obeyed Allah. But he who turns away then we have not sent you Mohammed as a washer over
those people. So Allah is absolving his Nevis Li Salam from our actions. Omar Elena illallah wa al Medina, last thing for you is only the responsibility of convey once you have conveyed, then the responsibility is not yours anymore. If the person does not want to obey, then that action and the consequences of that action are squarely on their shoulders.
My brothers sisters really seriously ask yourself, do you really want this? Do really are you really serious about saying to yourself that I don't care whatever the result of the board is? What I will
ensure that this board is
that is what kind of actually
May Allah have mercy on us? sisters The issue is
Allah sent it all down, Allah told us going deliberately against the Sunnah of Rasulullah Salam is to disobey Allah subhanaw taala.
So as I told you, was it in a place with a pencil and a paper? As I said, not pen? Why am I saying pencil until in a minute, I'm saying pencil, because after you've written down all the ways in which you disobeyed Allah, and I want to take an eraser and rub it all off.
All ramita paper is blank, do this exercise, you know, one of my
Upon Mahmoud did this exercise, he was teaching a class and I was
given a class or inside of a class. And then he gave us these things, give us a piece of paper and give him a pen offensive. And he said, write down the best thing you did. And I'd done the worst thing you did. And then he said, Now, Robert, that was thinking.
And he said, one day, this is going to actually happen to you that you are going to get a piece of paper, meaning a book, whatever the following.
In which will be written, everything that you did,
literally took the to the earth away from under my feet.
So I'm asking you to do the same thing. Right? And that's what that is, I'm saying pencil because I want you to then erase everything and have your sheet blank. And then remind yourself, then right now, we are in that situation. We are writing our
book of deeds, which will be published on the day of judgment and given to us in our hands say digested data delana. May Allah bless her and increase of data that she is the one she said, Every one of us is an author. And on the Day of Judgment, our book will be published.
Everyone is an author and
on the Day of Judgment, our book will be published. Now ask yourself What do you want
to keep in that book?
Because whatever you want to remove right now, you can remove it and that and the eraser is called so far. It is it is called Toba. So it is it remove it.
If you and I die with our bad deeds written in our books, and it is And believe me, we have no one else to blame.
Because Allah subhanaw taala gave us the eraser in our hands that he doesn't is called is the foreign Toba and I love promised to forgive us.
Unless Montana promised to wipe out the deed and unless it also promised to cover it up.
Which means that Allah promised to not just forgive it, but to cause the angels who voted to forgive to forget it and to clean the book of record.
c one is to have a deed forgiven meaning here was this deed it was live it was
Learning even for me I made is different our last one that I stuck it out. So now it is not having me anymore but if I look at Rambo records, it is there.
But what I love to do was use more and that is I lost my promise to rub it clean.
So even the record of the deed is gone. Not only is the deed forgiven, but even the record of the very fact that humans did that thing is gone and we ask Allah subhanaw taala for this inshallah
and that is called the doba. And it's the far so please sit down and write it all down, make a list,
make a list in descending order, the worst first and then the next and so on, until you come to the list. And when you have finished this, take and it is a rabbit out. And remember that
they will come on you and I will be given a list like this,
which will have everything on it that we did, and we chose to leave on the list.
what will be in your book of records, not only what you did,
what will be in your mind Book of Records is what we what we chose to leave there.
To begin with the book over a garden will have everything that we have done. But every time we make this the foreign tower
one or more of those bad deeds will be wiped out.
So if somebody meets Allah subhanho wa Taala with his book of deeds, full of evil deeds, then that means that person chose that for himself or herself. They chose to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala with their evil deeds intact.
Now why would you do that?
Why would you do that?
So please exercise your choice, and wipe your book of deeds clean of all negative deeds. And remember, I was worth a promise to forgive and not only promise to forgive but last montara said that he will convert the bad deeds to good deeds he will give you good deeds in exchange for the bad deeds that you have asked him forgiveness for.
And yet if you don't do that,
what is today?
My brothers and sisters, what more can one ask?
That one is given the chance to write one's own book and be judged according to what he writes.
If we still fail, then who is to blame?
This is what we have been given. We have been given permission to write our own book of deeds.
Allah subhanaw taala said while all the Al Kitab al Fatah al Majid Amina mush, Filipina mi Murphy waiho Luna yawei Latina Miley hazal kitabi la vida de Rue de la vida de La Villa, la vida savedata wa kabhi Ratan Illa saw ha well what Baba Jadoo ma aloha dheeraj wala use alemu rabuka
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Allah, Allah said, what we'll do we'll get our almajiri mina muschietti nam fee via coluna yawei Latina Molly has l kita. vilanova de rue savedata Allah Kabir Ratan Illa ha saw ha wa Jadoo ma I'm aloha how data was used the lemo rabuka had a loss of 100 data set and the book of deeds Recorder of Deeds will be placed in the right hand for a believer in the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And in the left hand of the disbeliever
in the oneness of Allah and you will see the Muslim moon fearful of what is recorded there in and they will say war to us. What sort of book is this that leaves neither a small thing or a big thing, but has recorded it with numbers and they will find all that they did plays before them and our Rob does not treat anybody unjustly. My brothers and sisters
We will see inshallah.
Next week, the rest of this. But for now, I remind myself when you let us remember and remind ourselves that we are authors. We are the ones who are writing the book. Let us make sure that we don't sabotage ourselves, it would be so foolish to do that. Why would you want to do that? Why would you want to sabotage yourself? Why would you want to be your own worst enemy, that please don't do that. So ensure that we make is the foreign Toba and ensure that our book of deeds is clean from all negative things. Allah has given you the pen Allah has given you the eraser, and Allah has told you what to do to erase your sins. Please do that. Do not meet Allah in a state where your sins
are intact, because you are too lazy to wipe them out. Because you were too self focused and you were too much in the hand of shutter please. We ask a lot smarter please with us and never to displace or Salalah we carry value so we have to go