Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala COVID mursaleen Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira and kathira farmajo. My dear brothers and sisters, we are on the wisdom of laquan and his Salaam, we ask Allah subhanho wa Jalla Jalla Jalla Allahu to enable us to learn from the beautiful lessons that Allah has taught us through His column to his guitar through his book through his speech. And we ask Allah subhanho data to us autofit to apply these lessons in our lives, because in that there is higher there is success, both for this world and the era.
We were talking about the importance of ameron maruf or near Moncure which is to
is to enjoy and good and to promote good and to prevent and prohibit anything which is evil.
Unless you have hanno della promised his reward and he promised to support for those who do this work. This was the work of his mBiA mussalam. This is the highest of the
highest occupation, highest profession, highest responsibility that anybody can have, which is to spread goodness around himself or herself in the world. This is the only job for which Allah subhanho wa Taala specially selected people and sent them into this world to the to do this job and those people were the Gambia and the Rasul the prophets and the messengers of Allah Subhana hotel.
Allah subhanaw taala mentioned and he said that he would support and help those people where he said, while I am Soren Allah who my young sudo in Allah ha la Cava Yun Aziz, Allah z Allah Xena imechanica hahnville Rd akar masala, our Otto SOHCAHTOA Mr. Obama roofie 101 A how Anil moon curry when october two more Allah subhanaw taala said Verily Allah will help those who help his cause. Truly Allah subhanho wa Taala is all strong abune Aziz and all mighty, those people, rulers or anybody in authority, who if we give them power in the land, they enjoin the kamati Salah, to establish salah and to pay zakat and they enjoy an admirer of what is good and forbid al Moncure
whatever is evil, then with Allah subhanaw taala is the end of all matters of all creatures. This is the most important thing to understand that the decision the determination the determining the selecting the final decision of who is successful and who is not successful is not in this world. It is it is something that will be done in the Acura
and Allah subhanaw taala said aka bhatura Allah said that in the end the success and the Acura is for the people who have Taqwa. So it doesn't matter how popular somebody seems to be in this life or how unpopular It doesn't matter how successful by worldly standards which in today's world seem to be only one which is money
or how unsuccessful on the same basis. It doesn't matter how powerful or powerless somebody might seem to be. Allah subhanho data can make somebody who is apparently powerful power less in this life itself. Allah subhanho wa Taala can take somebody who is very,
you know, more as as very prestigious, somebody who is hugely, at least you see the show of respect for that individual in the kind of pomp and splendor that he or she might be in and keeping them in the same place. Allah subhanho wa Taala can humiliate them and demean them, where the whole world's pits at them and laughs at them. I don't think I need to give you an example. I think we have seen enough examples in our own lives in recent history, where people who thought that they were very, very powerful and we
Respected, while still remaining in those same positions, I mean, that is the the beauty of it is know if somebody is removed from the position, that's one thing, but Allah subhanaw taala keeps the person in the same position and humiliates them and makes them laughingstock of the whole world. If this will not teach us the lesson, that respect an S, and prestige is not because of the position it is not because of the money it is not because of the power and political authority or military authority or, or wealth authority that is Best Buy, well, it has nothing to do with any of that.
So as Tasha was illumine, Tasha, Allah subhanho wa Taala can make anybody and gives his and gives respect and prestige to whoever he wishes, and he can take it away from whoever he wishes. And Allah is not dependent on keeping a person in a particular position or removing him. If Allah wants, the things that go with the position will become mortal, they will become nullified by the hook of Allah.
Just as the power to burn which the fire has, was nullified by the Hong Kong by the order of Allah subhanaw taala for Ibrahim alayhi salam. Similarly the power and glory and so forth that seems to go with a particular position with a particular designation with a particular job can become zero, by the will and hokum of Allah has a point to remember is that this hokum of Allah, this order of Allah is not random. It is not something that is just happens accidentally. It's not something where Allah subhanaw taala decides just to trouble somebody, no, Allah does not do that. Allah subhanaw taala told us that whatever happens, whether it is good,
or whether it is evil, is the result of what you earn is a result of what these hands that is the biggest and most powerful thing to remember. So two things remember one is the result is in the Accra, whether somebody was successful or not in this life is not determined in his life, it is determined when he dies, or she dies. And the second one is that as far as the appearances of the world are concerned, they are completely and totally unimportant. It doesn't matter. It does not matter. It doesn't matter what the world calls you what title they give you, how much of respect this show for you.
Whether you have respect or not, is with Allah subhanaw taala
and if Allah wants to humiliate you, he will relate to right here in this world in sitting in your own position. And then of course in the ACA, whatever is to come is a different thing.
Sisters enjoining good. And forbidding evil is a mission that will never end until the day of judgment. And therefore it is obligatory upon all the Omar Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam rulers and subjects, men and women, each according to his or her circumstances, to do it, as long as they are alive. The Muslim oma is one nation and if corruption becomes widespread in it, then all the Muslims are obliged to reform it and to read it have evil things to enjoy and what is good and forbid what is evil. masala Sallam said in her hobbies which is in Muslim sheriff, he said religion is sincere it
so Savas, it also allows us to whom and he said Salah is Allah to Allah to his Kitab and His Messenger and to the leaders of the Muslims and to their common people.
If a Muslim is advised to do something good, he should be the first to do it. And if he is forbidden from something evil, he must be the first to keep furtherest away from it. Allah subhanaw taala warn those who don't do this. Allah said yeah, you will Edina Ave Lima Hakuna Matata follow kabu Rama putana en de la he and the kulu malata Allah Allah said which means Oh believe, why do you say that which you do not do? Most hateful it is with Allah that you say that which you do not do.
Now brothers and sisters is very very important. sincerity and class is the number one rule in this Deen in this in this religion of our class sincerity is the number one rule there is nothing that is more
Important, there's nothing that supersedes that write,
the deed itself, the material part of the deed meaning the physical aspects of the deed, are dependent on the sincerity with which that deed is done. And that's why I said in the valamar lu Binya, he said the deed the value of the deed the virtue of the deed, the reward of the deed is dependent on its intention
be near, be on its intention, what does that mean? It means, that if the deed the on the surface of it, if you had a video camera, and you videotape that deed, it may look like a good deed, but if the intention was bad, then it will be counted as an evil deed not as a good deed. Let me give you an example.
A sorcerer promoted and he told us and he praised giving gifts to each other, he said give gifts to each other because it joins heart it brings hearts together, right. So and you don't have to wait for a particular day you know, some birthday or anniversary or something no or eat
any time any time with ourselves and give gifts to each other because it brings hearts together. So, if you are now videotaping a person giving a gift to another person, what will you see you will see somebody giving something like I am giving this to somebody, right.
Now, imagine if you had a videotape where a person was giving a bribe to somebody,
what would you see the film what would you show, it will show you exactly the same thing. This
now whether this was given as a gift, because of sincerity of the heart because of love of the person because in order to earn the pleasure of Allah, or whether this is a bribe,
the Gavin I won't show you. The camera will not show you. Both these deeds seem to be the same thing. But they are diametrically opposite.
One will earn you reward, the other one is haram and will earn you punishment unless Allah forgives you and unless you seek forgiveness.
That is the meaning of your class. That is the meaning of what is the heart. And that's the reason why it is very important to seek correction from time to time. No matter how learned and righteous a person. It may be or may think he or she is they need guidance. They need Islam, which is correction from time to time. It is essential for those who are serious about developing themselves to fulfill the responsibility that Allah subhanaw taala gave us
to seek this guidance. Sadly, arrogance seems to be widespread.
And the biggest pandemic among those who become religious, they look down on others, they lose their smiles, they become pompous, they become supercritical, they become unbearable. They become, you know,
they become takfiri shooters. And, and they think that by doing this, they are winning the hearts of others.
The extreme among them acquire cockfield guns, and shoot from the hips.
Right? The shoot from the hip, like like the alleged gunfighters of the Wild West,
anything you do anything you say.
Now all of this is a sign that shaytan has sabotaged you right from the start.
arrogance is a terminal illness, which afflicts kings and those who become righteous.
The disease of the orlova and the Obara is a keyboard, a keyboard.
Nobody else gets it.
People who are in positions of authority and making you don't have to be a king, I mean, and somebody in authority, even if you have got one or two servers, you are an authority.
And I don't mean necessarily somebody with a degree from some University. Anyone who thinks he's an alien.
Anyone who thinks he's an alien, anyone who
has come to Islam, this is a big problem with
a person before coming to Islam at beautiful UCLA, but once he comes to Islam, he becomes arrogant.
He loses his his his softness, he loses his his friendliness and he thinks that his job is only to point fingers at other people
and condemn other people
please correct yourself
because you don't want to meet Allah subhanaw taala in a state where all the
Good You thought you did
is nullified, is removed
and canceled out.
Because it was done without a class because it was done arrogantly because it was done to show off full of Ria.
Sisters are lots of random data centers to make friends to join hearts and to spread goodness all around. And to have a club that win the hearts of people.
As we say, you can only sell to friends. And anybody who thinks that he can do that
you know, obnoxious. You're fooling yourself.
If people don't even like to look at you, if people don't even like to listen to you, how are they going to, you know, be convinced by what you say.
You can only sell to friends. So first make friends.
My brothers sisters, I'm saying this loud and clear. Because everyone has this need that it's not only you know X, Y or Z, everyone has it. Now as far as the core algorithm is concerned,
the message from total of man it's a beautiful way the Quran gives this message in the most efficient way possible.
And Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this,
where he said
in the advisor of mine Islamia, preussen to his son, wala to Sir IRA hada, Kilinochchi voila tamashi fill out the Maha in Allah Allah you have bucola mata Lin for Hoare.
He said, Do not turn your face away from people with pride and do not walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allah subhanho wa Taala does not like the arrogant boast.
It's very, very important to understand this and see how beautifully the
the body language of
the person is mentioned and how beautifully it is explained of how people behave when they are being when they are being arrogant. Right.
And that's why
Ross Ross Ross lm, you know, was was the most humble of people. If anybody had a right to be arrogant it was the prophets of Salaam because he was the Rabi of Allah. And he was the Habibullah and he is the alpha line he is in the Navy and the Rasul of Allah subhanaw taala. After him there is known to be and there is no Rasul. But he was the most humble of people.
One of the sisters, on the authority of the Elano, who narrated that also rasa syrup said he will not enter agenda whose neighbor is not secure from his evil. And this isn't a Muslim, he will not enter Jannah whose neighbor is not secure from his evil.
Let's even think about this. How many people you know, do we even have even concerned about our neighbors? Do we even know who our neighbors are? So okay, you might say, Well, I'm not harming the neighbor, which is very good and under the law, but are you benefiting them? Are you doing something for the neighbor which helps the neighbor, mercy these are all things that we need to keep in mind. Our other luhnow also reported that the sorceress RM said lead the believer in Allah and the Day of Judgment,
either speak good or remain silent. Let the believer in Allah and the day of judgment on his neighbor is not talking about being indifferent to the neighbor not talking about being neutralising or do more honor than ever. Let the believer in Allah and the Day of Judgment, honor his guest and this is in Muslim and Buhari to the neighbor is the one who's there, who hasn't come to your house, the guest is somebody who comes to your house, maybe a maid, maybe a neighbor, maybe somebody else. So three things. Let the believer in Allah and the Day of Judgment, either speak good or be silent. I tell you, I cannot overemphasize the importance of silence.
If this mouth is not open, it cannot do any evil.
If I speak, then maybe what I'm speaking is good, in which case Alhamdulillah May Allah protect us from evil speech, but it's possible that what I'm what I'm saying, or what I would have said or I'm going to say is something which is bad, and that will harm me right? Now, therefore, speaking, unnecessarily speaking, when there is really no need to speak. This is one of the
Biggest evils. So please, just let us not fall into that trap. We don't want to say something which later on comes back to haunt us. And there are many cases, I'm sure every single one of us can remember that. I can certainly remember it. And I regret it. And I make Easter far and Toba. And I apologize. And I have apologized to whoever was involved in that. But my point i'm saying is that the best thing is to give you a one shot. So either say something good, or say nothing. The second thing with the visa service that was on your neighbor,
which means to know that ever, periodically to go and check on the neighbor, to help the neighbor in any way that the neighbor might need help. And there are so many lovely stories of people who do this and how this is the most powerful means of Dawa, because, you know, the, the the way to change the heart is through behavior. Right, the way to change the heart is through behavior. So that's why there is so much of importance in Islam on on Salam and the arm, on Salam and feeding. As soon as I said, I'm sad this year that Michelle Salim said, spread the Salah, and feed, those who are hungry, feed the feed people and worship Allah subhanho wa Taala when people are sleeping,
and you will find the path of Jenna has been made easy for you. And that's where Tara will ease the path of Jennifer.
So honor the neighbor. And then he said let the believer in Allah and the day of judgment on his guests. So, today we are in living in a world where we think that guests are a burden, we are not happy when you get against if you feel burdened if it is impossible. Now unfortunately, thanks to this
COVID it has become a bigger test because now as ever, you know, the guest is may not be a
mercy bah bah, but because of COVID. You know, if a person comes in there is some suspicion or the other, which is involved with that person.
Now, that's probably one reason why it's better not to visit people in during this time, because you don't want people to have this thing in the back of their mind that you brought COVID to the house, imagine people are going out there doing things they might catch an infection from wherever, but because
because you happen to be there.
There is you know, the suspicion comes to you to say that because of this person.
I got I got COVID so stay away. That's the best thing. But Angela, when times return, or if you do get a guest then take precautions. But honor the guest is very, very important. Because this pleases Allah Subhana Allah, another Hadees narrated Abdullah Omar. Al Anwar, the best friend in the sight of Allah is He Who is the well wisher of his companions. And the best neighbor is the one who behaves best towards his neighbors. And this is until we see the Saudis Abdullah Omar Rama says that Rosa Rosa Sallam said the best friend in the sight of Allah is He Who is the well wisher of his companions. Now, tell me who knows whether you are a well wisher or not. We see plenty of cases
where people pretend to be well wishers. People pretend to have this much of love and affection and they when they meet you this all Mashallah, voila, my God, how much I missed you, I love you and blah, blah, blah, and in the heart is the opposite of that.
And how do you know that because you would have heard them or somebody has heard them what they say about you when you are not there.
This is the fact this is hypocrisy. This is utterly shameful there is no need there is no need. The other person didn't ask you to argue Marxism or or say that he's a great person. If you it is not incumbent upon you. It is not you're not compelled to love everybody. Right? You are compelled not to harm everybody. So to harm anybody, so don't do that. But also you're not compelled to love everybody.
So if you find that, okay, I was there.
You know, maybe
I don't love that person. No problem. But make sure that you don't have anybody.
Now having said that,
pretending to love somebody. This is like this is a lie. This is a lie. Don't do that. Don't do this acting because Allah knows. Allah knows what's in the heart. That's what I said. The best person is Oh, who is a well wisher. So if you
The thing to do is to look at the heart and change that heart, the heart, which does not wish well for others, change their heart, whatever you think the other person did, forgive that person. Because whatever that person did to you is not as bad as what people did. It was also Solomon, he forgave them.
Let the Elisa Lam be our example in this life, because there's no example which is better than his example. So whoever it is, whatever they did, forgive them don't carry that junk in your heart.
That be the well wishes. And then the best neighbor is the one who behaves best towards his neighbor. This whole focus in Islam, and Islamic o'clock,
on being good to everyone around us.
Somebody has a fella by neighbor who is bent, he said 70 houses
on all sides of you.
70 houses and all kinds of from where I'm sitting, I'm in Connecticut, 70 houses in Massachusetts. This is the next state.
So my interpretation of 70 houses is not necessarily counting 70 houses, but anybody I meet
because he said 70 houses on your right or your left in front of you behind you. In those days, they didn't have multi storey buildings or entire skyscrapers. So he didn't say big under you and above you. Because today we have that also.
So Mike, my interpretation is your neighbor
is anyone you meet in any situation. So it is the other person on the road who's driving his or her car while I'm driving my car. It is the person in the store why made the the the the, at the cash desk or the person helper in the store. It is the teacher of my children in school. It is the medical,
you know, person in the hospital.
Who is a security guard, whoever the person I cross on the street.
You know, I lived in Ghana for five years. And one of the one of my Am I gonna drive is full of beautiful memories. Guyanese absolutely brilliant, beautiful people. But one of my best memories of God is the fact that when I used to live, I hope the same thing remains even today. Nobody but nobody passed you in the street without waving to you and say hi, how you doing?
Even here in the US. I find that many people not not everybody, many people when I go for a walk and so on people driving, obviously strangers. I mean, I don't know if somebody is driving a car, people driving will wave to you.
As you're walking on the street, people driving with drivers, not everybody but many people do that. Just being nice. Just being nice. Just greeting somebody
who is the best person. The best neighbor is the one who behaves best towards his neighbors. So do think about that do think about how can I be better towards my neighbors and other hobbies? And this is in Muslim. And then we narrated Abu huraira Delano Rasool Allah Sallam said, who will accept these words from me and act upon them or teach people who will act upon them?
So the user doesn't have said that he asked him over,
above what are the rando who will accept these words from me and act upon them or teach people who will act upon them? So I would rather lanseria sola I am ready. Right? So he says he would do that. As soon as the restaurant took him by the hand and counting five characteristics He said, If you guard against the things which are forbidden, you will be the most devout of men. Number one, if you guard against the thing which are forbidden, you will be the most devout of men. Number two, if you are pleased with what Allah subhanho wa Taala has allotted to you, you will be the richest of men. Number three, if you are kind to your neighbor, you will be a believer. Number four. If you would
like others to have what you like for yourself, you will be a Muslim. And number five is a Do not laugh immoderately. For him moderate laughter causes the heart to die.
So, five things. Number one is saying that if you guard against the things which are forbidden, you will be the most devout of men, it's very important that we do good. But it's even more important that we stop doing evil.
Because the natural flow
is towards good, this is the fitrah, Allah subhanaw taala created this picture of everybody that we are inclined towards good. So if you start doing evil, then the good will take you towards good. You know, in in, in, in our
consulting in my consulting practice, one of the things I teach people is something called force field analysis, which is what are the forces in your life, which are compelling you towards one way or the other? So, somebody that will be successful? Well, let's look at your life and see which forces are in operation, will you will you be successful? Or will you not be successful because the forces that are in operation will take you in this direction or that direction. So, in the phosphate analysis, we take it, the thing we say is stop the negative forces first, because the tendency is towards positive so if you stop the negative forces, the positive forces will take you towards
something which is good. Let me give you another example. If you have a bottle, and you find it's filled with water, and you find the water level is dropping, because there are holes in the bottle and it is leaking, right, so, now you have two options. One is that you start you keep on filling the bottle. As the water level drops, you put a hose and you put a you know a strong pump, and you forcefully you push water into the bottle, what do you think will happen? Will the leaks decrease or increase, they will increase the water was trickling out now it'll spread out.
So what's the sensible thing to do? The first and foremost sensible thing to do is or the only sensible thing to do is first to block the holes that you have a holy bottle, make it into an unholy bottle. COMM completely blocked the holes. Once you plug the holes, the first benefit is the level of water will not drop.
You've stopped losing you've cut your losses, then you go and say well okay, I now want to fill the bottle. Now you don't need a power hose. You just need to pour some water into the bottle and the bottle gets full. So you are safe.
But if you try to do that without blocking the holes, then you will find that no matter what you do, that bottle is going to continue to leak and you will never gain anything from that. The same thing applies. You want do a lot of good that is fine, but block the evil for example if you are given to gossiping if you are given to backbiting but you are also praying that you then you're doing a lot of us care and you're reading a lot of Quran every day you know what's happening. All of those good deeds are going to the people that you are slandering and backbiting all day.
So when you go stand before Allah subhanaw taala after you are dead,
and you now think oh Bashar, you know, 100 my book of deeds must be absolutely bursting. Because I did all of these good things. And you look at the book of deeds is blank, it's clean. There's nothing in it. Why? Because while you were doing all the good, it was all leaking out, it was all going away to somebody else.
You are oppressing people, you are cursing people, you are beating people you are bad biting people you are taking away their rights, you are falsely accusing them of this or that you will not be bearing false witness. Allah knows what you are doing. All of this stuff
will come to haunt you when you start before
and all the good that you did, will become worthless.
We know this from Santa Rosa Rosa silvassa sobre la la man when he said Do you know who are the destitute of this oma destitute gutters poor, destitute, who have nothing who are the destitute of this oma? And he's not talking about nonbelievers, dumb Muslims, the savages Allah, the destitute among us are those who have no data or data. They have no money.
There is no this is Gary. He said, the destitute of this oma are those who will come to Allah subhanho wa Taala on the Day of Judgment with good deed is a good deeds, the size of the mountain of
those of you who have been to Madeira, you've seen the mountain those of you who haven't been there may Allah take you as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, Google it.
He said the good they will stand before
Last Romano data with good deeds we're not talking about he was a good deeds, the size of the mountain our HUD
but at the same time there will be a long line of people who will come to Allah
and who will demand justice and who will demand compensation for all the bad that these people did to those people.
They use up their property they swallowed up their land, they did not give them their rights. They curse them this landed them the bag, bag bite or bag bitten or what's the grammatically correct way of saying it?
Those people right
there in all this stuff. So there'll be a long line of people saying Allah Iman justice.
The currency on the Day of Judgment, his deeds is no dinner and zero. So Rosaura Salim said, Allah subhanho wa Taala will take from the good deeds, this size of the mount or Avraham
and Allah is just Allah will not take one more than required, Allah will take from this and give it to those people who are aggrieved.
Now listen carefully. So as I said, these people who come to Allah subhanho wa Taala, with good deeds, the size of the mountain of art, will find that these are being frittered away, these are being taken away, one by one, one by one, one by one until the entire mountain sized good deeds will be exhausted, finished.
It was a whole mountain, now it's flat, nothing is left. But the line of people still remains. There are still people.
So Allah subhanaw taala, knows everything Allah is establishing out Allah, Allah subhanaw taala as the people he says is his good deeds are God now what do you want me to do?
And the people would say, Allah bellami give my evil deeds to that person.
Because I need compensation. So now he has no good deeds to give me so give my evil to that person which Allah Salam said, this will be done. And those people who came to Allah subhanho wa Taala, with a mountain size of good deeds, will be thrown into the Hellfire carrying the evil deeds of somebody else, of all the people that they wronged.
That's what I was saying. If you guard against the things which are forbidden, you will be the most devout of people. If you are pleased with what Allah gave you, you will be the richest person.
Right? If you are pleased with what Allah gave you, you will be the richest person and then he says Allah is Allah.
Imagine the contentment.
contentment is the biggest is the biggest wealth. You don't want anything or not hankering after anything. contentment. So please resolve with what Allah allowed to do.
And then he said if you are kind to your neighbor, you will be a believer. thing about this.
You will not just become popular will be a believer to condition a belief. Be kind to the neighbor, you can do a neighbor you will be a believer, if you like what you have for others. If you like to have what you like for yourself, you will be a Muslim.
How many of us want the best for ourselves? But when it comes to somebody else, we say ah okay, why does he need more? How many times have you heard this word? How many times have you used this word? Why does he need more? Why do you need more?
How come you don't use the same word for yourself and say why do I need more Andrew Allah has given me enough that is what was
why do I need more I don't need anything more hungry lol has given me enough.
You will be content will very happy. So
if you are happy with what Allah allotted you, you will be the richest of men. If you are kind to your neighbor, you will be a believer, if you like for others to have what you'd like for yourself, you would be a Muslim. And then he said, Don't laugh immoderately Don't scream and laugh and you know,
because he said that kind of laughter causes the heart to die. Now this is not saying that you should not love of course.
You should love You should be happy which will make other people happy.
Don't laugh at people laugh with people,
but moderation in our action. This is the message of Islam Alhamdulillah moderation in everything that we do. moderation and everything that we do Islam is a religion of
was a religion of moderation, religion of balance, religion of equality. And so therefore let us practice that in our lives. As Carlos monitor was pleased with you and never too displeased was Bill curry while he was happy.
Well, Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh