Wisdom of Luqman #28

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A lot of him are hungry. Don't be mean when Serato said, I'm gonna be able mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to see him. And because he didn't consider from Nevado myrobalan sisters, we are on the series of wisdom of Look, man, Ray Sarah, with the light IRA, and we are looking at the issue of our tomorrow on al Mancha and joining good and forbidding evil, my brother sisters, the tendency of the human being, and this is a very

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natural thing,

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which is that all people seek approval.

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As one of my friends with a psychologist, and not a secretary, the psychologist, he says, shopping for happiness. And he says that this is a pretty bad thing, shopping for happiness, because you are putting your happiness in the hands of somebody else.

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So shopping for happiness, in its extreme form is to do things for the pleasure of others, seeking their pleasure seeking their approval. And you are happy when you get it and you are unhappy when you don't get it. And basically, it means that you are like a puppet in somebody else's hands and they can make you

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dance to the tune

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by expressing approval or withholding approval. Now this is people like this are really people who are emotionally, very mature, and in another

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in another form of psychology. In transaction analysis, we call it the child ego.

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where a person is like a child is constantly seeking approval from others. For whatever he does.

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I'll just remind myself, he knew that his lamb is a dino action.

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Islam is not a bunch of beliefs. Islam is not a bunch of rules, whose don't do's and don'ts. And it doesn't end with that. Islam is the name of a practice.

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If somebody wants to benefit from Islam, then they need to practice Islam, they need to believe and they need to live by the core of Islam only then with the benefit from Islam.

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Anybody can know about Islam, there's nothing

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that prevents a person from studying Islam. But the difference is that I've mentioned many times before, the difference is like the difference between

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studying Judo and practicing Judo,

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to study Judo, where did it start? The history of judo who was the originator what the great exponents of the art,

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great Judo fights, what not what not all of this is

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possible to read. It's possible to study.

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It is possible to, you know, have symposia and seminars and discussions and dialogue one, but believe me, none of that will help you in a street fight.

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Not that none of that knowledge zero will help you in a street fight. What will help you in a street fight is if you know how to apply judo.

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And how do you have learned to apply Judo by falling 10,000 times on the tatami on the on in the dojo falling 10th falling 10,000 times on the floor.

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Learning how to fall begins with that running out of fall and then learning the tools and so on and so forth. And practicing that daily every single day without a break and doing that joyfully that's the only way that you're going to do anything on a regular basis. Nobody can do something on a regular basis which they don't really like. Which they don't really enjoy. They can only do that if they enjoy it and if they are doing it joyfully and they can only do it joyfully and enjoy it when they are sure about or when they know the benefit that they are going to get from doing that thing.

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right these are these are related.

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The benefit of the thing comes from consistent practice, consistent practice can only be

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Done if you enjoy doing it, right high quality, consistent practice can only be done if you enjoy doing it. And you will enjoy doing it only if you realize the benefit of what we're doing.

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This is the exact situation with Islam.

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Who benefits from Islam? No one who practices not on or knows about it. Or you might say, Well, you know, should I not know of course, you should know how else we do practice if you unless you know. But if the if it starts with knowing, right, I learn Arabic language, I learned to read the Koran, I learned the meaning of what I'm reading, I learn the different books of faith and the mosyle I do all of that. But at the end of the day, I do not practice Islam, then I will not benefit from just as I mentioned to you and my apologies for repeating just as learning all about Judo and not doing it

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not learning how to

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how to actually apply it

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will will not benefit us, just like the other one will not benefit us. So this is the this is the thing that I would like to I like to give you some time to reflect and think about it.

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In the process of applying Islam in our lives, as I mentioned, do we need to apply Islam and in the process of applying Islam in our lives, is the very very important

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um, not very, very important matter of our will maruf wanna hear ilonka enjoining good, promoting good, supporting good and nice, Anil Wonka, which is

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preventing evil.

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Now in the lava of and of course for that we have the Hadees of Macedo, Allah, Who narrated from Roswell as a seller who said that

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Allah subhanaw taala is enjoying this upon you that you forbid

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you from promote good and you forbid evil because Allah subhanaw taala said, in Solyndra, cuando chromatin frigid Salinas de Marana Bill Maher ofI, what an hona and his Wonka tominaga ultramarathoner sit in the air, which means you are the best of people and you have been selected for the benefit of people. And what do you do you enjoy good and you forbid evil and you have faith in Allah subhanaw taala also, as Adam said, that it is incumbent upon you that you enjoy and good and you forbid evil.

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He said, If you see any of you, and this is why this begins, he said if you see if any of you see is anything evil happening, he said stop it with your hand.

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Meaning take action against that, and stop that evil from happening. And he said that if you see any evil happening, stop it with your hand. If you cannot do that, for a lambda study, if you are unable to do that, and speak out against it is to stop it with your tongue. And if you are still even if you are so powerless, that you are not even able to do that, then he said, hate it in your heart.

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Right? So don't participate in it.

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Definitely don't support it,

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hate it in your heart,

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stay away from it, do not participate in now, this is and then he said he ended this the statement. So long. He said that this one meaning the last one, that you do not stop the evil with your hand you do not even speak out against it. But you just hold it

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in your heart as something that is hated, hated and despised. He said this is a sign of the weakness of your email.

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So effectively, what is he sallallahu Sallam recommending to us? What is he telling us to do? He's telling us to stop evil with our hand and to add or to speak out against it. These are the two options.

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The Muslim does not have an option of remaining silent as a witness.

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If he does that, for whatever reason, and I do appreciate that there might be some reasons. As soon as I sort of said that this is a sign of the weakness of your heart because the reason why you would remain silent I can only think of one which is that you fear harm to yourself.

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From the one who is committing that evil

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and if you are fearing harm from a creature because the one who's committing the evil is a feature is a critical human being, if you feel harmed from the human being, and what does that tell you about your Tanakh? with Allah, about your connection with Allah? What does that tell you about your belief in Allah?

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What does that tell you about what do you think

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about Allah?

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Right? How much of why do you really believe that Lana Viva la Vida Allah that nobody can benefit and nobody can harm except Allah? Do you really believe this?

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This is a test

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and unless you're testing us because believe me whatever is happening is the degree of Allah subhanaw taala if you look at the world, and as we look at the world the world seems to be coming

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you know, going from bad to worse.

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Somebody tweeted and said that I have no hope have lost all hope in 2021.

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Um, Allah have mercy on us. statements like this are in Islam, this statement is hard. Because we as Muslims, we do not ever lose hope, because our hope is connected with the loss monitor. So if somebody says I have lost hope, then effectively you are saying that even Allah can do he knows

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how to lose hope. So we never lose hope we never despair, we never lose hope. As I said, For two reasons, first and foremost, we never lose hope and we never despair because we know that only Allah can do it and we are connected with ultramarathon

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number two is because this world and whatever is happening in it, whether it is the most beautiful time of your life or it's the worst time of your life, this is going to end

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this will end there is no doubt about this. It ends for the for the one who has everything and attend for the one was nothing for everyone. So what is that little hope? We never lose hope this sadness is hard. There's no sadness, what happens

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if you committed if you did something wrong, make it suffer?

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Ask Allah Subhana Allah for forgiveness, and Allah subhanaw taala promised to forgive. If you harm somebody go make apologies. Go make up to them.

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And if somebody comes to you and apologize, forgive them, not only do I forgive them, unless whatever happened never leave it to the dollars rather than

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Hey,

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so what are the sadness? no sadness, no despair, depression.

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No did no No, no losing.

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So I say to this person, this person said I have lost hope in 2021 I said you have lost hope in 2021. Because you are not alive in in 2028.

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In 2058, right, you will not alive in 1258. You lost hope in 2021. Because you are not alive in 1948.

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You lost hope in 2021 because you are not alive in 1930.

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You lost hope in 2021 because you would not live in in 1970.

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Go look up the things that I'm referring to there.

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Imagine that you are a person in Baba with the Legos army surrounding and knowing that there is only one way this is going to end

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what would be your situation you would not be sitting out sending tweets on on the computer.

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Whatever was the equivalent of that into an interpreted

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right.

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Yet,

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Islam today, and hamdulillah is stronger than it was in 2013.

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The number of Muslims in the world is far far far higher and bigger than those than the number of Muslims in 2015.

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So what does it lose? Oh.

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As far as individual is concerned, will I live or die? Happy give us a good news. You will die. I will die. There's no i or there's no or involved. Everybody dies hulagu died.

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There was a volleyball tonight.

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All those Hulu Hulu killed died

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and whoever himself date the issue is

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with Allah subhanaw taala on the Day of Judgment.

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All the men women and children, the innocent people that will who

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slaughtered

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Where will they be on the deposition?

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And where will the great Mongol ruler who live or where will he be on the desert?

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It's a no brainer a total no brainer.

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Lemon sisters,

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Islam came to benefit us

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what is the benefit is to understand and to see Islam through the eyes the lenses of email.

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That is the benefit of Islam.

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So think about it. In that context

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you're talking about hammer will maruf and nine and Monica

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and joining good and forbidding evil

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nine the lava off of the millet, Abdul Malik bin Marwan

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on a deal read, you know, the sequence in of the hotbar and the Salah, during Eve. And during Java, right, the format is the same, but the sequence is different. In Java, we have the football first, followed by the Salah.

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And in the dame, we have the seller first, followed by the hook

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now

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of the money when Moran

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decided to change that

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because if you are a ruler who people don't really like

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then people don't want to listen to your football.

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So what Abdul Malik when Marwan did was

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instead of having the hotma of aid after the summer,

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he decided to do the hotbed of eat before

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now, why did he do that? Because he knew that people once they finish leave, they will go away

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they will not stay there. So he wanted to force them to stay. And like Indra I mean whether you like the football or not

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it is happening and after that only is the masala so use it you sit there and you listen to the football you endure it.

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This is what Abdul Malik bin Marwan did, he changed the sequence of so when he started to deliver the whole bar before the eat Salah, there was a man some ordinary human being. May Allah bless him and another one.

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The idea of Allah unknown except to Allah subhanaw taala

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he stood up and he said that he said to the halifa he said what you are doing is against the Sunnah.

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Because as soon as I did not do this, as soon as I read the Salah verse and then he delivered the harbor.

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So this man stood up alone by himself, and he said that what you are doing is against the Sunnah

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Abdul Malik bin Marwan the arrogance of the ruler, he said that Sunnah is not applicable anymore.

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The man's had no, he didn't argue with him. He didn't fight with him. He didn't say yes.

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He did not even leave and walk away. Yes.

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Now I will say that the hora de la who was away who was present at the time, and he witnessed this event. He said that man fulfill his responsibility.

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Right. Now, I will say that the narrator of this hat is on this topic and so therefore, he is the best person to bear witness for that man. He said the man has fulfilled his responsibility. So here is a man who tried to stop the evil because to break the Sona is evil.

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My son, he spoke out

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he exposed himself to danger because we are talking about a king Moyes

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model of what an iron king who is completely, you know, things that he is free from obeying Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So, I will say that I forgot vellano he mentioned this,

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this whole bar

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and he mentioned that, this man may Allah Subhana Allah bless him, he stood up and he spoke in the presence of the Khalifa of manomaya Abdul Malik bin Marwan and he said, Now, my balance is this. The the shows us how the Sahaba understood the whole issue of

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marvel marvel want to heal?

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They did not see it as an optional thing. Nice to do. If you do it that go if you don't do it, that's okay. No, they didn't see they saw it as part of the deal as an extremely important part of them as an absolute pillar of the deen that it should be done and it must not be neglected. And whatever be the price to pay for standing for good. And for forbidding evil, this price must be paid.

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My brothers does. This is one of the most important of Islamic duties and the noblest

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and this is the task of the available Salah. A lot of Mandela mentioned it and he said ro sulam bashira butina The Allah upon Allah nasya Allah LaHood Jetta jetten berada Rasul wacana Allahu Aziz and hekima in Surah, Nisa, Allah subhanaw taala, as in messengers as the bearers of good news, as well as of warning, in order that mankind should have no plea against a loss of animal data, after the coming of the messengers.

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It is a well known soon after loss manager that Allah subhanaw taala does not punish anybody who has not been warned.

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It doesn't just come in suddenly he to the neck, Allah does not punish anyone, individual or community unless they have been want. Number one, number two, as long as there are waters, as long as the Navy is present among those people, as long as the Warner is there among the people, the punishment of a loss manager does not come.

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Elementary dissolves. And also there is a processor that oh man, Avi, I will not punish them as long as you are with them.

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As long as you are within them.

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And I will not punish them, as long as they keep on seeking forgiveness. For whom your stuff you don't

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write a lot about those two things, I will not punish them. As long as you are among them, you are with them.

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And I will not punish as long as they keep seeking forgiveness. So this is one of the great DeLisle if anybody wants to believe about seeking forgiveness that we should continuously seek forgiveness, because this is safety

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is still far removes

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even if the fire saves us from calamity this the fire saves us from the punishments almost matter is still far eases the trials that we are faced with and we are which we are which are given to us. Today, we are in the middle of this COVID thing.

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We have experienced it for the last one year. And now they say that the that is COVID has mutated and there's a new strain. We spread spreads faster I proposed that is more deadly or less deadly or whatever. But it spreads faster. And so right now as I speak to

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Saudi Arabia, the UK there was a bonus, all flights are suspended. Now most European countries, India and other countries have suspended flights to the UK. Right so all of this has happened. And

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so 2021 which is coming ahead in a couple of weeks inshallah with the light Allah

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looks like a year which will face us with some more trials.

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It won't become less, it looks like it will remain. It looks like maybe it will reward

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the vaccine, we were waiting for this vaccine and a lot of people thought oh my god, this is fantastic. Once the vaccine comes is like magic, everything is gone, we can go back to our old way of life. Look at

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the vaccine is here it is being administered, there are lots of questions around it in terms of side effects, allergies, the effect of it and so on and so forth, as well as

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what exactly does this vaccine do? Does it mean that you are not immune to the infection? Does it mean that you now cannot give the infection to somebody else? because ideally This is what you would want I can get it I can give it

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but no.

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If you take the vaccine, it does not mean that you cannot be infected and it does not mean that you will not be a carrier that you cannot give the infection to somebody else. So what does it mean? It means

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That the chances of you getting infected

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are less.

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The Pfizer vaccine is supposed to have a 95%.

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effectiveness. I always have a good laugh when I hear when I read these percentage of percentages with respect to,

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to medical facts. Because

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whether it is 95%, right 9% or 9%?

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The guy who gets it, he's in that 5%. So even if it is 99%, but I am the only one, I got it, I got it as far as I'm concerned.

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Right. So anyway, for whatever it is, what is okay 99 95% chances that you will get it are reduced to that extent, can this 95% be actually measured specifically with risk with respect to yourself? If you end up getting it? Can you say that, you know, I took the vaccine, I still got COVID. Now let's go and put it put this on some meter, which tells me Did I get it despite being 95% protected? Or maybe in my case, I was not 95%? protected? I was only 94% protected? So I got it. I mean, there's not there's not? There's not? These are all terms. I mean, this is a ways of helping you understand I'm not

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bad talking or denigrating anybody I'm saying, Well, how else would you express or explain to somebody who says, What is the chance of my getting COVID? After taking the vaccine? If you wanted to explain to them that it's not a it's not 100% thing? You know, there is a various What is it? So it was 95%? You understand whichever you like, the point being that, despite all that, all that means is that 95% chances to your chances of getting COVID are reduced.

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But does it mean you will never You Won't you won't get it not as mean that you can still get it, you can still be in there 5%? Doesn't mean you can give it to anybody else? No, of course not. You can still be a carrier.

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So you might say, Well, why take the vaccine? Well, I mean, you know, at least a 95% immunity you will have if if you want to believe that and if that is, you know, if you are especially if you are in a hiatus job, if you are meeting people, and so on and so forth, then I recommend and I strongly recommend that you take the vaccine, because to the extent that you can protect yourself, I think that is a good thing to do. There's nothing wrong with that hamdulillah it has no harm ingredients, and so on and so forth. So there's no astatically there's no problem with taking the vaccine. So I think we should take it.

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But be under be very clear in your mind, you're not you're not taking it, the vaccine won't save your life. The vaccine does not mean you're 100% protected. And the vaccine does not mean that now you can throw your mask and you don't have to wash your hands you can walk around, you know the way you used to do No, none of that all those precautions, the masks the washing of the hands, the distancing from people not going out unnecessarily staying out of all kinds of gatherings, not visiting people, all of this still applies and must be respected

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even though you took the vaccine

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so the point I'm making is that there's no question of losing hope and wonder we just face life looking through the lens of a map and what are the lenses the lens revine is that as long as you keep on making stuffer, as long as you keep seeking the

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seeking the

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the loss of handloader inshallah Allah subhanaw taala will protect,

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nothing to be afraid of. Nothing to despair, because as I as I keep saying all the time to myself and to anybody else that will come anyway.

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One day everybody dies.

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Those of you who lost your grandparents did the date that I have COVID No. But did they die? Yes. What about your great grandparents? Did they die of COVID? No. But it did, yes. And so on and so on and so on.

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In the last three weeks, I lost I lost three friends of mine, three very dear friends of mine, over 30 years of friendship.

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None of them died or COVID.

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Two had a massive heart attack and one died of a brain tumor.

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Nothing to do with COVID but they don't

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know sister Amaro when a girl is the way to do two things. One to clean up our environment.

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Remember, if somebody thinks that they can swim in

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In a filthy lick and remain clean, then they are living in a make believe world

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doesn't work like that. That does not happen.

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If you want to remain clean if you are a fish, if you are living in the water, if you are living in the lake, you have nowhere else to go. You can't say if I forget this lake I am born from here, I am going to go live, you know on dry land somewhere but you are a fish, there's no dry land for you This is the water The water is where you live.

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So in that case,

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you say I want to remain clean, how can I mentally by ensuring that the water is key.

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Because if the water is dirty, then I cannot remain clean, I will get that I will get that there's no way that I am going to remain clean. If the water is dirty, I am giving you the example of the fish for a very good reason, which is that how to fish how to fish beef, they breathe through their gills meaning they take the water inside. And there is oxygen exchange in the gills from the water. So the water is inside you and you are in the water as well.

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That's exactly the state of our society. That's exactly the state of our culture, our values, you take it as you want, but that is the actual state the state is that we are in it and that is in us. Now how do you remain clean? How do you ensure that your inside is clean? How do you ensure that your outside is clean there is only one way which is clean the act clean the environment, clean the water.

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If you are swimming in a pure lick, no danger hamdulillah

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the water you are breathing, the water is just going into your gills the water that's there is sustaining you is clean and you are clean and you are in the clear environments You have to eat outside inside knots.

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How do we as human beings

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ensure that we remain clean? How do we ensure that our hearts are free? From hatred? From greed? From jealousy?

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from all kinds of negativity?

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How do we ensure that our eyes and ears are free and clean from looking at or listening to anything which is

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how do we ensure that our lives are lived in a way where we do not indulge in anything which is haram. And remember, Haram is not a matter of just having Allah with Allah subhanaw taala and reward or punishment, it's a matter of yourself. A person who's indulge in who's indulging in something which is private, it is harming himself.

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A person who's stealing is harming himself or herself a person who's lying and cheating is having himself or herself. A person whose whole life is based on Viva on backbiting, on on slandering on, you know talking evil about other people, this person is having themselves

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is nothing to do with anybody else. It's you.

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What is Islam saying? Islam is saying, Don't do that. Don't do that.

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Clean up your act. And under law laws, right that said that as long as you keep making a stiff bar and as long as you want other people and you want yourself meaning that you live by that and you saw demonstrated by your actions, and you also want other people as long as you're doing these things. Allah subhanaw taala will protect you, harm will not come to you. Even the MBL a musella on whose people eventually after years and years and years of effort those people did not turn towards Allah subhanaw taala instead, they tried to kill them maybe they try they turned away from the hobby they threw that away out of their society. They inflicted all kinds of punishments and tortures.

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Eventually when the punishment of Allah came, Allah subhanaw taala saved and Avi and last received an A B and those who believed with Denby unless everything melodic not allowed them to perish along with the people who are the evildoers, same rules apply.

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inshallah was done Allah subhanho wa Taala will protect you Allah subhanho data will guide Allah subhana wa Taala will ensure that you come to no harm as long as you follow the rules of understanding. What are those rules? Amber will Morrow

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and joy and good for be evil. How do you enjoy good by living by that?

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By practicing good, how do I promote speaking the truth by speaking truth myself. How do I apply

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More not slandering, not backbiting, by not slandering, not backbiting myself. And if I see that happening, then I tell them to stop. And if they won't stop, I get up and walk out of there. I don't care who is in that room. That is the way to stop it.

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If I see ostentatious spending, all the spending that is done in weddings, and so on and so forth, and birthdays and whatnot, if I see these actions, what do I do? Are we Mara Raymonda? First, I talked to those people.

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And I draw their attention to the fact that what they are doing is bad. Then what they are doing is something that allows a man without a car, the people who do those things, the one who shot it last minute and I said they are the

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in the mobile, the Rena Khan is wanna share it. The spendthrifts, the ostentatious spenders. Truly they are the brothers of Shanta. So, you talk to them, explain to them, we tell them, Look, what you're doing is so bad. And Allah subhanaw taala called it this, so stay away. And if they don't do that, what do you do? You stay away,

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you move away, you refuse to be you refuse to deal with it, you refuse to go to that wedding, no matter who is getting married.

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Now, this is where we

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many times we break up, because we say Oh, but you know, after all, this was my brother, it was my sister, it was my brother's son or daughter sisters are not unless you manage data. Rasulullah Sallam said that the decline of the one Israel, however, when one among them would do something which is privated one among them to do something which Allah had a bit at that time, the knowledgeable people among them, would one that person and say, Look, what you're doing is wrong, don't do it, stop doing it. Now, until this, until this point, everything is fine, then what would happen and this is where we need to look at ourselves. As an observer, however, that person doing

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that go that evil would not desist would not stop, they would continue with that evil. And at that time, these people who want him or her in the beginning will continue to associate with them will continue to accept their invitation will continue to invite them to their houses will not stop meeting them will not in extreme cases sever relationship with them will not refuse to attend their party or wedding or whatever, they will not do that. And the reason they would did not do that when they were asked they would they would say well you know after all he is from my family. She's from my family, my clan, my community, Mike is my that as soon as as Adams and that is when their decline

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started. Because they gave theurgy they gave greater importance to their connection with that person than their connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala and then iblp salaam Salaam Elisa.

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When you consider a human being whatever that might be,

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to be more important than a lot, then you hadn't talked a lot about how data is stored and promoted obedience to parents about everything else. Yet, Alice Mandela said, if they invite you or if they order you work, they try to compel you to join partners with Allah, if they try to force you to do something which Allah has prohibited, then unless rattana said that to to Homer, do not obey them. Now Allah is telling us do not obey your parents, who are the parents, for Roman laws, Mandela said, obey them, lower the wing, have kindness to them, be respectful to them, and so on and so forth. But there is a limit, there is a boundary or do all of this 100 and no problem,

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including two parents who may not even be Muslim, including to parents who may themselves be doing something wrong. Allah did not give us the authority to say if they are if they are doing wrong, they're not telling you anything. If they are doing wrong, then you can disobey the knowledge to them. Even if they're doing wrong, still be good to them. It'll be nice to them sit Be kind to them. But if they tell you or they compel you or they try to blackmail you or you know emotionally blackmail you or they try to force you in any way to disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala to join partners with Allah subhanaw taala then disobeyed Deuteronomy.

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This is the meaning of obedience to Allah. This is the meaning of Mr. Bill Morrow on

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transistors, I remind you of myself that one day we

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will stand before us. There is no doubt about this. One day we will stand before Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And on that day,

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we will know the true value of what we did.

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That is not be caught unawares, because Allah did not surprise us. Luck told us everything and as follow what we have been taught, and is one of the beautiful son of resources Allah. Let us ensure that we practice Islam in our lives, and that we invite others to Islam

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