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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam, ala l mursaleen. Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam does Lima and Catherine cathedra for mavado. My dear brothers and sisters,
we are on the lessons from sort of the laquan the wisdom of laquan SLM, which allows you to handle danijela, who
showed to us and pointed out to us, as one of the most important thing for us two things for us to learn from. And Alhamdulillah, we have been trying to understand the important fundamental lessons of the, of the wisdom of laquanda, Salah, my brother and sister, even myself, I knew that at the end of the day,
speaking very broadly, but very fundamentally, and very
speaking about the foundation of the human condition,
there is only one thing that everybody in this world wants, and that is happiness,
everyone or rich or poor, irrespective of nationality, irrespective of religion, irrespective of anything, there is only one thing, that every living human being once and that is to be happy.
In addition to that, the believers, the Muslims, we also want another thing, which is to be happy in the Hereafter, in the
happiness in the dunya and happiness in the asset, this is the fundamental need of all of humanity, and has always been the fundamental need of all of humanity and will always be this is the this part of our part of being human, this is the this is something that is that is very intrinsic to us.
The issue is,
how do we go about
How do we go about acquiring what it requires? acquiring what it requires is almost like a like like a either poetry or oxymoron
acquiring what is needed. Let me change that, to be happy.
Now, over the centuries, and years and millennia,
what human beings have
been wrongly focused on
is that they believe that to be happy, we need things we need accumulation of wealth, and accumulation of material.
So property and houses and this and that and furniture and you know, where jewelry and
means of transport and cars and yachts and airplanes and
horses and elephants in God knows what right.
This has been the focus of humanity, people, people.
People believe that this is what will make you happy.
If I have more and more and more material.
Now Islam came.
And Islam said Allah subhanaw taala said that it is not material which makes you happy. Happiness is not a state of your pocket. It's not a state of your portfolio, your your wealth portfolio, it is a state in your heart.
And that state in the heart, Allah subhanaw taala called it what bring what mixes happiness. Allah said Allah basically lajitas
Allah said happiness comes from the vigor of Allah from remembering Allah
and translating his miraculous happiness because that's what it is. I mean, if you look at it, if a person has peace of mind, if
that person is happy,
you cannot be happy with the opposite of it.
Which is stress and worry and depression, and anger, all kinds of stuff, which is the opposite of economical
A person who does not have all of this has been out of the car and that person is happy and what brings that over
What brings about is the vicar of Allah subhanaw taala remembering Allah subhanaw taala
and that's the reason why rusada salam said the most intelligent one of you is the one who remembers his Ashura most often.
And what is the meaning of remembering the ACA during the Academy is to remember Allah subhanaw taala because what is the actor the actor is the meeting with Allah.
So the person who's focused on that on the meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala this person is going to be the happiest
think about this Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is passing away his last few moments
on the earth.
His beloved daughter Fatima Zahra velana,
is weeping ginoza father is dying. And this is not just any ordinary father This is the habeeb of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is the Rasul of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the last and final Sol the last and final nabby, after whom there is no messenger, after whom there is no prophets, nor So, and no Nabil after Muhammad Sallallahu sallam.
And she is the most fortunate of the fortunate
that she is his daughter.
And his favorite daughter, and his only surviving child, sorceress have lost all his children in his own lifetime. Except this one.
So she's weeping. He called. And he whispered something in our ear. And she's her tears stop, and she starts smiling.
She looks very happy.
Later on, after asceticism passed away, after some days,
I just was witness to this.
She asked, say the Fatima delana. What is it that your father told you? that change your mood, your condition? From where you were crying? Because he was dying? And you started smiling? What did he tell you?
She said to her my father said to me, among all my family, you will be the first one to join me.
You will be the first one to join me. Think about that. What How old was I the Fatima Bella had that time she was in her 20s.
So you say to a girl in her 20s that you are going to die very soon.
And she's smiling. She's happy about that.
What do you understand?
I understand from these brothers and sisters that Fatima velana
understood the reality and meaning and purpose of this life.
And it's not surprising he said the Father maravilla didn't understand that who would understand that
the best of the best, the daughter of the best of the best.
She understood the purpose of life and what is the balance of life. The purpose of life is to achieve the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala in this life
and to be in the company of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam and we added
this is the ultimate purpose. This is the absolute peak of it. This is the Acme of it, this is the essence of it.
That we live this live in such a way that Allah subhanaw taala decrees for us
the company of heavy Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah highly value Samson.
And here is a Susana Salaam telling her you will get that in all my family, the first one to get that the first one to be in my company will be you.
And she is fine because whether she is 20 years old, or eight years old, or or 200 years old, she doesn't matter to her she's not her purpose in life is not to prolong the life on this earth. I want to live here as long as possible
right? The water of long life or whatever.
Stop the aging process.
Say the Fatima delana realized and she knew all of this is not the purpose of life is all this nonsense. Or Allah has written Allah.
The purpose is
to live your life in such a way that you will be happy forever in the asset. And what is the definition of that happiness, the real happiness which will never decline
The real happiness which will never decline, what is the what is the definition of that, to be in general for those who Allah, it is to be in the highest level of Jannah without reckoning, and in the company of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam promised her that she lived for what six months after he passed away, then she died
in her 20s
are they allowed.
So, as I was saying, Do the purpose of life
is to be happy in this world, and we have in the hereafter.
Now, people who do not understand that, as I said, the conflict is, how can I be happy.
So, you have had, we have had people, and we still have people who think that acquiring of, of wealth and acquiring of power and acquiring of material and acquiring of things, is what gives them happiness. And so, they spend their whole life trying to acquire these things,
by one means, or the other, legally, illegally, by persuasion by force, those who had the power who had armies or their command and disposal, they use those armies,
to conquer more and more land,
to get to loot more and more or to acquire more and more root.
irrespective of how much of misery they caused all over the world.
And their mindless the generations, which came after them were mindless and senseless in the way that they understood their own history. They call them the great.
Right, Alexander the Great.
They've asked you a question, say, Please tell you what was great about the example.
Here was a man who was sitting in Macedonia, in Greece.
And he was already whatever it was, you know, rajwada was wasn't more than that. But still, in that place, he was the, his father, Philip was the king and he was the he was the prince. So he had it all.
Now you could have happy to live there and done something useful with his life.
But instead of that, he raises an army and then he rapes and blunders and, and pillages, and routes his way across the world, all the way to the border of India.
The Indian landmass he came into the sin.
And then he on the way back, he died.
That's it. So what what what was great about it.
But we were but we'd, we call it we call him the great and we teach this to our children's Alexander the Great. So what is the example that you are setting now for the children? What do you want your child to be a rapist and a pillager? And a plunder?
What what greatness do you want? What what greatness? ideas is your child going to learn from Alexander
take any of the so called conquerors
who lived their lands, who invaded other lands, who destroyed property, who killed people who, you know, did all kinds of things, which if they had been done by any ordinary normal individual, they would have been, they would have led to him being hanged many times, not once,
as a murder and as a router and as a highway robber. But because it was a king who did it,
that King is glorified and he is praised by the mindless creatures of the world. And he's called the great
Everyone wants happiness. Everyone is seeking happiness. Now,
what does Islam tell us?
Islam tells us please seek happiness.
Islam does not tell us to do something which is against our nature is not does not say be said.
Islam does not say do not seek happiness. No. Islam says seek happiness. Try to be the happiest person that ever existed. Try to be the happiest person in your time. No problem and hamdulillah and Islam will teach you how to be the happiest person in your time.
And what is the way
that ways to make others happy?
How can I be the happiest person of my time by ensuring that my time is the happiest time of all times.
This whole time, he'd
This whole prefers and forward to today's lecture is because it is about Mr. Morrow want to hear in Moncure?
And joining good and forbidding evil, why? Why should I enjoy and good, and why should I forbid evil,
because that is the way to be happy. That is the way to be happy for me to be happy, and for you to be happy.
And that shows that I understand that I cannot be happy, unless you are also happy.
And you cannot be happy unless I am also happy. We are linked.
And by you, I don't mean only Muslims, whoever
The only way that one person can be happy is if the people around him or her are also happy.
My brothers sisters, this is the so called grits, open secret of life.
and understand how to be happy.
And what is that way? That way is to make everyone else happy.
Mr. Morrow, Vernier Moncure is not
a way of
enforcing this or that methodology.
The enforcement part of it comes only on those who want to break the rules.
When the rules are designed to make everyone happy, and if someone wants to take undue advantage of that rule, and that person wants to be happy
at the expense of somebody else, then the question of enforcement comes where you say sorry, you are not going to be allowed to do that.
Because when you do that, you are going to spread unhappiness around yourself.
And we are not in the business of that we are not in the business of spreading unhappiness, we are in the business of spending happiness.
We like to talk about selflessness and selfishness.
And I always say selflessness, is impossible. It is illogical. And selfishness is good. provided we do it right.
Because the reason I'm saying that is because somebody who says I have selfless meaning I am doing whatever I'm doing for nothing. That is not true.
That is not true.
It's against human nature to say that you're saying that there is action without reaction, that's not possible.
If you do something good, you get satisfaction. That is your payoff. That's your immediate instant payoff.
Is you feel good about doing good. Second thing is, again, almost instantaneous, you also get a good positive response from somebody else. When was the last time that you help somebody and that person cursed you instead, instead of thanking you, they may not have thanked you at least you can see on their face.
What are the last time that you you really went out of your way to do something good for somebody or figure out? What are the last if you want to smile at somebody? Or you just said thank you to somebody? Or you said please can I do this?
Did you get a positive reaction or a negative reaction?
So there's always a payoff.
So selflessness, forget about society.
And selfishness, I know the standard.
The meaning of the word selfishness is to gather unto yourself at the expense of others, meaning you deprive others of what they should have. But I'm saying truly, if you understand if I say bye, I am only focused my happiness, I want to be happy, right? I want to be happy.
And if somebody asked me, What do you care about the rest of the world? I said, No, I don't care what it is. I want to be happy. Okay, so how will you be happy by making everybody else happy? Because that's the way
I am. For example, say I'm rowing a boat, right? I say I am only interested in going forward. So what do I need to do? I need to pull my oars. When I'm pulling the old what's happening, I'm pushing water backwards.
Now somebody says, You know what, that you're pushing the water backwards. that's helping somebody else. That's not my purpose. My purpose is to go forward, no problem, but because you understand your purpose is to walk
For which you have to push the water to somebody else and you are you continue to do that until you rip the rip.
This is the essence This is the meaning of our bill maruf and nahi Anil munkar
to enjoy and good and forbid evil. This is what Allah subhanaw taala sent us to do. And this is what Allah subhanaw taala
enjoined upon us.
Allah subhanaw taala sent nebby after Ravi to teach this message LSR God has Abdul Salam MOBA, sharina almondina de la akuna Lena z Allah Allahu Jay Baruchel, bukan Allahu Aziz and hakima Allah subhanaw taala as in messengers, as bearers of good news, as well as warning in order that mankind should have no bleed against Allah subhanaw taala after the coming of messengers,
Allah subhanho wa Taala
made this oma the Muslims, the best people
And he told us why he made the Muslims the best people. And when I say Muslim, please understand is not only the people who are called Muslims today.
It is everyone who obeyed Allah Subhana Allah who did not come and share who did not join partner with him and obeyed the Nabi of their time.
They were the Muslims of that time.
And Allah said we have made you the best of people and I've extracted you for the benefit of people.
We have made you and created you so that you will make the whole world very happy.
And how's that to be done? by Mr. Bill Maher of tomorrow I will Murphy was on how Naresh Mancha Baku Winona Villa
by enjoying the good and forbidding evil and having Mr. and faith in a loss of
my brothers sisters
and joining God and forbidding evil.
In social look man the ad which you are studying a lot around tell us it the advice of Marley Salaam which Allah recorded for us, the word is Raja Toussaint Yamuna Kimmy salata, one more bill Murphy one hot one Hanuman curry was berala sabak in Nevada kameena Zulu more he said it means Oh, my son
gave me Salah establish a Salah
why more will Morrow if you wanna handle bunker one handle Mancha
enjoying al maruf and forbid, Al bunker forbid evil.
And bear with patience was where Allah ma sabak
in Nevada, when asked me to work, he said, and bear with patience, whatever befalls you.
Verily there are, these are some of the important commandments ordered by Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Our sisters, and joining what is good and forbidding what is evil is an essential
is a very, very important, the most important mission. And so it's important to be trained in the method of doing it.
And remember here, Allah subhanaw taala is teaching us and telling us that don't expect it to be easy.
It's a strange thing,
that if somebody is inviting some towards something good.
luck, logic tells us that this should be easy.
I'm not asking you to do something bad. I'm not asking you to kill anybody. I'm not asking you to, you know, do something which is evil. I'm asking you. I'm telling you, let me show you a way, which will make you very happy and which will make everyone else around you very happy. You know, what's, what can be bad about that? What's wrong with that? But that is not how unfortunately we think
very sadly, this is what gets us push back.
So when you invite people towards God, one of the most important things is to remember
to be prepared for a negative reaction.
And I'm saying that because this negative reaction can vary from just being ignored
to actually being attacked,
verbally, maybe even physically.
In the we've seen the the spectrum of this.
Now, the point is that you might say, well, this is a very strange thing because here I am doing something which is good. I'm inviting people towards something, which is good. Why should they attack me?
Why should they attack me? Why should they even ignore me? But I mean, okay, so you don't but why attack. But this is, this is how he has, you know twisted our minds.
So when you try to tell people to do good
for themselves and I'm not saying anything that I'm not asking anyone to do something or you're not asking you to do something, the MBA was or didn't ask anyone to do something for their benefit.
The MBA did not say do this come and work in my house or work in my business, help me to make money No.
Or even pay me I'm giving you I'm doing this demo for you. I'm giving you all these, you know, I'm doing all this work for you. So give me a salary give me a fee.
They did this. The Emilio Salaam did this without seeking any reward. And that's why I always tell people do not expect and do not ask and do not seek and do not even accept
a reward or expect a reward or charge a fee
for talking about the greatness and glory of Allah
or for inviting people toward Islam or for explaining or teaching people about Islam. Don't do that.
Because that was not the way of the Amira Mashallah
the Amelia wasallam said our agenda, our reward, our compensation is for life. We don't ask you for compensation. We ask Allah Subhana Allah and Allah is the one who will compensate us and hamdulillah keep it like that and you will find that you will not lack for anything Allah subhanaw taala will provide you from sources that you cannot imagine. And all you do is to thank Allah subhanaw taala for it and you do your work you do your work for for which he sent you, which is to talk about his greatness and glory and majesty, which is to explain to people how they can please Allah subhanho wa Taala and the way you do that is through your own action.
The most powerful force and tool of the hour is a personal example.
There is nothing more powerful than personal example.
Right? So ensure that you
do that in this way through your personal example
where people can see literally
and they can feel and experience what it means to be on the good
and shunning the evil
there's so many stories on this. Many of them have already told you
of the Sahaba of the Fabien
beautiful people like Abdullah work and Hassan bursary Ramallah he died okay well Joe's era to light Allah
and the Sahaba was also seldom
right, I will say the history of Delano
I will tell Helen sorry,
give precedence to giving over receiving.
Because the new where happiness is
the new happiness is I remember I did a lecture I think in mellows vantara forgive him and Phil is covered with No my dear and beloved brother Brian Vega got off CIA radio, and later on even to Salah media.
He used to invite me to speak at his speak on His program called savoir faire.
So I will call in NCR radio.
And I remember he asked me this question. He says,
Can money buy happiness?
Can money buy happiness?
So I said to him, yes, of course.
He was really surprised.
I didn't think you would say that.
I thought he would say money will cannot buy happiness. I said no. You asked me and until you can money buy happiness. And I'm saying yes, of course money can buy happiness. He said
I said money can buy happiness.
But it's not where you think it is.
money can buy happiness, but their happiness is not in the mall.
The happiness is not in Marshall's or TJ Maxx or on Walmart
or whichever shop the happiness is not in your,
in your car showrooms and the happiness is not in your real estate, property portfolios, and
he says, And where is it?
I said, the happiness that you are buying
isn't the smile of the one who helped.
The happiness that you are buying
isn't the fact that tears were flowing from the eyes of somebody. And because of you, they did those tears dried up. And a smile came on the face of that child, the face of the room on the face of that man.
Happiness is that there was this man who was a woman who was in a sleeping in a doorway,
in the cold and wet
the homeless person and all their worldly possessions were in a
shopping cart which they had finished from some shop or the other.
And because of you they got a roof over their head.
And the look on their face.
Happiness is when there is a child who feels that he or she doesn't have money to pay for their school fees, and they're going to get kicked out and because of you
they can continue their education and their life.
Future of the life is inshallah secured.
And as all of these can be achieved with money,
there's nothing romantic about poverty, believe me.
Money is a very good thing.
But depends on what you do with it.
Money itself is value neutral. Money is like water.
bodies like water,
use it to make water use it to my boss will use it to water your plants.
But somebody uses it to commit suicide and drought, the same water.
So also money.
Somebody uses money
to build this gentleman to build palaces in Germany.
And somebody who has used money to secure his place in Ghana.
Believe me, there are a lot of people who will go to Ghana because they were wealthy.
If the same people had not had the money, if they didn't have the wealth,
they would probably have ended up with john
talking about the businessman who
goes to the bank, or the bank comes to him depending on our money years
and convinces him that he has leveraged his wealth and therefore borrow money on interest.
And he falls into this trap of shatta.
And his name, which was by default written in the idea of Allah because Allah, Allah Who will you will live in armano.
Allah is the value of all the believers. And so this guy's name also was written in their list of believers. This of the idea of Allah
voluntarily by his own action, what did he do? He took his name off, he rubbed his name off from there and then he wrote his name in the list of the enemies of Allah. Because Allah subhana wa Taala declared war on the one who
borrows or lends money on interest.
And tell me if this person to begin with was a rickshaw puller.
If he was a landless labor
if he was a laborer on a construction site, he could have been a man as a man as a man.
So if Allah subhanaw taala had put him in that situation where he was here to work for his daily routine,
his daily bread
he didn't work one single day he would sleep hungry that night.
If he had been if he had been in that position, would he be borrowing money or lending money on interest? No way he didn't have it. Nobody would know banker was to the to the risotto shop owner and sell. Let me loan you money to buy to Russia.
There's no way it
doesn't happen later.
So this money which he had
did not become the means for him to secure his place in Ghana, because what's going to happen to the sub to somebody? Illa Mashallah, was Allah subhanaw taala forgives and we ask Allah to forgive but I'm saying that logically speaking, somebody who has written his name in the list of enemies of Allah,
what's going to happen to him?
Right It's not rocket science.
Everyone says, Please have mercy on yourself.
Have mercy on yourself think about this before a time comes when you will not be able to when the facts will become crystal clear but you will be we will not have the power to do anything about
our will Moreover, fan al Moncure is to change our own life first.
To change our own life first.
Because without changing our own lives,
we cannot expect to change anybody else. Today people think that
Mr. Morrow veneer Mancha is to hold events and you know distribute pamphlets and
accost people on the street and and tell them who do you worship and you know, worship Allah and why do you worship songs and so, this is not this is not our motto, Fernando please.
You can do all of these things. I am not against all the banners saying that if you think that this is what it is no, it begins in your home It begins in your heart It begins in your in your own behavior in your own
in your own you know manners and of luck and your marvelous your your dealings with people and with everybody that is where the hammer will Morrow begins.
African sisters Rasul Allah says Allah as I mentioned earlier,
the Sahaba were trained
for them. And they were trained in a place they were trained in Macau of the time, which was literally a sort of baptism of fire.
They underwent as we know, huge difficulties,
huge difficulties, which is they were
they lost their property. Many of them were physically abused, they were beaten tortured, some of them paid for it with their lives. But those who survived came out of that like an comes out of fire becoming steel
they came out of that with the strength of the dollar call of Allah subhana wa tada
with the strength of the trust and complete Ukraine in the market
and that is why every single one of them
was able to influence huge numbers of people.
Today the tendency is one person comes to your budget and accepts Islam and you are I we act like you know, it's a new some some world has changed
and people make a lot of noise and this and that and, and people take selfies with them and Whoa, Barack Obama Oh, this person accepted Islam with the Sahaba individuals didn't accept Islam with this our entire country is accepted Islam
why because Allah subhanaw taala said in tons rely on soco. When you submit the demo. Allah said you help Allah and Allah will help you and He will make your feet firm.
Now this is also to add the timing in the cover. Well, as Rhonda said, Allah will make your feet
and if you spent your life working for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala, Allah subhanaw taala will help you when the angels come to question you, but also has reference
and perhaps the primary references in this life itself. where Allah said you do the work of the deen of Allah Subhana Allah and Allah, Allah will help you in your life.
Allah will give you success in this world. And Allah will use success in the ACA.
And so when these people have a revival, and even maybe they came out of this makan period, and then of course some of this stuff continued in the Medina period, they came out with that kind of power and strength
wherever there is there
For the law, this law was never rejected,
where they went electrophysiology in the hearts of people
and when you and myself it's all about practice. It's all about action. And that begins with me. It begins with you.
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