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A Jannah Worth Chasing
Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
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After welcomed my brothers and sisters to the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala and praising him in testifying to his oneness and the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad Ali, his Salatu was Salam. And reminding myself anew with the Taqwa of Allah to remain conscious and consistent and dutiful and loving, to and of Allah subhanho wa taala.
The reminder this afternoon will be about one of the worthiest
whispers or suggestions that we may find in us or around us to combat the Worthy is to combat
and that is the Whisper or the suggestion or the assumption that the Jenna paradise, our life's mission and yours, the grand prize for us all is something trivial is something to be underestimated, something to be devalued.
I always recall years ago when I was asked to give a summary of the Quranic description of Jana, and its bliss and its pleasures and its delights.
The very first question that came from the crowd, a sister grabbed the microphone, she said, I'm sorry, but this is not how I see Jana. You made Jenna sound like it's some sort of candy lead. That's what she said.
And she was insinuating that the Gen if described like this is not something very appealing.
But first and foremost, you certainly may have one reason greater than another while you pursue Janna. But you must never underestimate or fail to appreciate why Allah described it as such, in so many different ways, physical pleasures, emotional pleasures, spiritual pleasures, like connecting with Allah azza wa jal to connect with everyone. In fact, the vast majority of us live for some fantasy live for some, nowadays, they're gonna turn it into a virtual reality to watch it. Watch our imaginations unfold. That technology is geared towards now. But what do we do? So much of our life is what talking about restaurants and recipes, right, trying to reverse the aging process and
hopefully become young again or immortal, fixing all of our health, you know, dilemmas and challenges once and for all, finding, you know, peace and security, finding some popularity, being able to own some biggest state, you know, with an in ground pool. This is exactly what Allah described for the people of Jana, you will have mount mansions there, underneath which rivers flow right in ground rivers, and you will be treated like royalty in this place. As the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us, you will enter there with the height of Adam Alayhis Salam, and in the beautiful image of use of Alayhis Salam, and each person will enter with the heart, the
contentment and peace that existed in the heart of IU of Alehissalaam that's what we're all chasing our whole life.
He even said to us Alayhi Salatu was Salam, that the very last person to enter Jannah as he's walking through Jannah, and intensely bright light will shine.
And he will fall into sujood immediately into frustration. And he will be told what are you doing? Like? What's going on here? You will say I'm making sujood isn't my lord, my Rob present about to present himself to me, show Himself to me. And then he will look up and he will see a man standing there not Allah azza wa jal, and he will say no, this is just one of your properties, your estates, and I am just one of your Butler's you're the guy who serves you drink and you have 1000 like me, come along, and then he will lead this man, the butler will lead the person through his property through what he owns. And he will enter his least Kingdom his lowest kingdom, His smallest castle,
and every time his butler takes him
to one of the heights, the peaks of this kingdom, a mountaintop or a tower, he will be able to see his vision will extend to the very extent of the boundary of that kingdom, and it will be on its own 100 year journey. This was recorded with a sound chain from our Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam collected by Edwin Rahim Allah and His Hillier
and then a caller will call out to all of these people when they enter Jannah he said Allah he's salatu salam. Today you will finally be healthy, never to fall sick again. That's what we're chasing
Today you will finally be immortal, never to die again. Today you will be young and never grow old again.
Today you will finally be satisfied you'll finally be pleased, you will never have to worry again.
And so that concept of never having to worry about being disappointed while in Jannah is something that actually the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam will do it is the Sunnah, that reassurance is a sunnah, and that's why I dedicate a whole lot more to it. One time he was describing to the Sahaba, one of the trees of Jana, and he drew a parallel between it and the Sidra tree, the loathe tree.
And so a Bedouin man said, yeah rasool Allah I never thought anything harmful would exist in Jana. Because you know, the low to tree is filled with thorns the thorny plan. So he automatically said though, but that's like a downside that one has thorns. And so the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said to him, No, the low three in Jannah is shave. Allah shaves off all of its thorns, and places fruits there in its place. And when you look up at those trees and those fruits, they will have, they will be glamorous, he says they will contain 72 colors, no two of those colors resembling each other.
So that's just the even the visuals will be so unique, so new. And then there are the tastes, the tastes of the fruits of Jannah Allah azza wa jal said in the Quran, Colima, Lucia coalmine, ham in fair Marathi and respond call who had the levy Rosanna min Cobla. Oh, to be him with a Shabbiha. Every time they're given one of the produce one of the fruits of Jannah. They'll say this is what we had before. Meaning this is an orange, this is a pomegranate. We've had this before we can identify it.
Allah says, but it will only resemble it, they will assume it to be so because nothing in this world resembles what exists in Jannah. But the names so that you can begin to imagine begin to motivate yourself, we have to have some degree of familiarity, but then they will eat it and realize it tastes nothing like it. And some scholars said what this idea means is every time they're given a fruit in Jannah, they say oh, we just had this fruit meaning in general, and it will taste different each time. And those are the fruits.
Then there are the drinks and we spoke in our last cohort but just as one example of a character which is a river from Jana, when they probed the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam further beyond the fact that telethon clenches people, they said what is it like? He said alkyl ether is whiter than milk, and sweeter than honey and on it are birds with necks like camels. Maybe nowadays we can relate a little better. We know what swans look like the long neck. And so aroma Radi Allahu Allah or another of the Sahaba they said yeah rasool Allah in the Helena Arima that was one luxurious bird gets to swim around and alfalfa gets the drink from Khilafat itself, not some pond somewhere some
swamp somewhere in the hell and Erina. He said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Akella to have an AMA minha This is insane and it's immediate. Those who get to dine on the flesh of this bird, those who get to eat it are more luxurious than this vert. This is their food and they have it prepared for them cooked for them, grilled for them whatever way you want it. Allah says in the Quran, well, let me tell you the mash the Hoon, and they will be allowed to enjoy the flesh of birds as they desire it as they desire it. And if you desire to see something amazing after you finish eating this bird, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said when they are done with it, Allah subhanho wa Taala
will allow it and cause it to regrow and fly away after you've eaten it. You know, a Jewish man once came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and said basically he asked about the rest of the story. He said, But what about the food that we've already taken in? What will happen this is again another thought, okay, but if you eat naturally you have to release you have to excrete, you have to let out the waste. He said what happens to the food that is taken in consumed by the people of Jana? And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allah who will cause the believers to perspire it it will come out like sweat comes out. But smell like the smell of musk while appearing like the do
of plants that morning moisture that comes out of the plants, it will come out there will be no answering the call of nature as we call it. There will be no bathrooms there will be no waste. There will be no foul odors, you will simply perspire it and
It will only increase the experience the scent the fragrance of that perspiration of yours.
And so all in all, as Allah subhanho wa Taala said Wolfie hermitage to heal unfussy What else do you know and tonight we have Holly Dune, in it is everything you will desire
and everything that will delight your eyes to see and you will spend forever in there. You know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually added to this and said that the least person in all of Jannah Allah will ask him to wish Make a wish. And he will continue telling him wish and wish for more and Allah will remind him of things he forgot to wish for.
Had that oncotic Malou until he will just run out of things to say run out of things to wish for he will tell him Are you done? He will say absolutely Allah and He will tell him you will have to fold and some he will tell them you will have 10 fold from where your imagination expires from where your wishes ran out. I will multiply that by 10 for you.
And Abu Hurayrah the Allahu Allah Allah and who he said that one time
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was speaking to us further illustrating for us Jana, and a Bedouin man, a desert dweller came and said, Yeah, Rasul Allah
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said first actually, that there will be a man in paradise, who Allah subhanho wa Taala will say to him, do you have everything that you want? You'll say yeah, Allah, absolutely everything I want. Except Except I wish I could farm. I wish I could have a farm. You know, farming is hard work. Farming is toiling but he wishes to farm. And so Allah will allow him to plant the seeds and they will blossom and they will ripen and it will become a mountain a vast mountain of harvest all in moments without the toil. And so the Bedouin man said Yeah, Rasul Allah
demands actually going to ask for farming. He said, Allah Subhana Allah Allah, Allah will tell this man the Prophet SAW Selim said, nothing will please your son of Adam, like I give you all of Jannah and you desire something like this, you want to you want to be a, you know, a Tillman or a workman. And the Bedouin said to the Prophet, sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam, this man cannot be one of us. And this is a beautiful point. This man must be from Croatia, the answer because we don't like form. We're not the farming type. We're out in the deserts. And so it will have for each person what they want. You know, some person our sister may say, You know what hamdulillah the pains of childbirth
thing are over. And another sister may say that I never had this pleasure or I wish I would have had more children and so on and so forth. And the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam said that if a person wishes to have give birth, to have a child in paradise, the pregnancy and the gestation, the duration of the pregnancy, and the childbirth and the growth of the child will all happen in moments they will experience it all without any of the pain involved.
And so gender is what you wish and do not to restrict Jenna, to what your imagination wishes, or what you don't wish and someone else might a whole Holyhead that was stopped for a while I'll be Emily welcome.
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on several occasions actually, but not many. Throughout the years people have also said to me, but won't we get bored in Jannah
like everything is just so easy, everything is always there. And again, we are comparing it with our realities here our context in this world. But Allah subhanho wa Taala will never do that to us. And he already told us in the Lavina Amman who AMILO saw and he had he can let him Jana Tula Theodosian Azula those who believe and do good deeds prepared for them are the highest gardens as a hosting I'm personally hosting you know, Zulan Holly Dina fee has Liahona and he was a law abiding there in forever they will never wish to be removed and you know, relocated somewhere else they will never wish that it is not like here. You know, as one of the brothers said that I went to San Diego and
San Diego is known to have the best weather in the country. Right? It's just the perfect balance of 70, sunny, partly sunny seven days throughout the year.
And I said man
And what I would do to live in the city and over and over again in my little stretch in that city, the Muslims are telling me man, I wish we could experience snow. How I wish we could see this and we can see that everything is the same here. Jana will not involve any of that disappointment. Also because whose agenda will not change and Sydney Malik Radi Allahu Anh narrates to us that there is a perpetual there's like an endless upgrade. And Jana May Allah gather, I'll send you there and gather our families there. He said, Every Friday the people of Jana are met in the soup meet each other in the markets in Jannah.
And when they are there in the markets, the northern wind will blow Allah will cause some breeze to come their way that will blow into their faces and blow through their, their their garments, the Royal garbs every Friday, and which will increase them in beauty, increase them in every good thing. And so they will return home to their families, meaning return home to their houses, their properties, their servants. And they will find out that they too had improved and been enhanced in their appearance. And so their servants will tell them Wallahi You are more beautiful than you left us. And these people will say to their servants and family and you two are more beautiful than the
last time I saw you. And so even the concept of boredom, because things are staying the same cannot be understood about gender, there is an endless upgrade. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala comes to them and with it, we must close with the greatest of the pleasures of Jannah. That yes, the physical and the emotional and everything else is inferior to it, then we can say this, that compared to Allah coming to us and saying how to lead to them, Are you Are you pleased? And we say to him, how can we not be pleased when you've given us what you've never given anyone? And then he says to us, a lot of people have been I mean, they're like, shall I not give you something better than that? And
we say What can possibly be better? Can't even think it and he says oh hello La Cumbre Dhwani Fela is how to combat the whoever the I make permanent for you My pleasure never to become angry with you again. And then the veils of light are removed May Allah permit for us to see it. And you're allowed to gaze upon the face the Face of your Lord Subhanahu wa Taala that is something we are very excited about. That is something worthy of spending 100 lifetimes chasing.
So may we continually visit the Quran this will be my parting message to never allow the whisper that trivializes the values creates blur and fog and misconception about the worth of this chase to ever enter upon us or those we care about Allah whom I mean. You will find it in every page of the Quran almost. So our task is to remain close to the Quran and its pages daily and weekly and monthly. And may Allah allow us to see the month of Ramadan the month of Quran Allah Huma Amin Allahumma Felina Ramona Allahumma Filon Ohana Allahumma in ns o Luca min Heidi masa like me who abdicate whenever you can Mohamed Salah Allahu alayhi wa sallam when you became a charity mister I
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