Sincerity & Divine Justice
Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
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all praise and glory be to Allah We thank him and we seek His help and his guidance and his pleasure and his forgiveness. And we turn to Allah appealing to him to protect us from the whispers within us and from the consequences of our evil deeds.
for whomever Allah azza wa jal guide, this is a great gift that no one can ever take away and whenever a large village chooses not to guide none can ever guide them and we justify that no one is worthy of our worship and devotion but Allah and Allah alone without any partners, the true supreme King, and that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam was in truth, His Prophet, and his servant and His Messenger and the best of his creation and the seal of His revelation and the most beloved of the slaves of Allah to unlock
Oh, you have committed to face Oh, you have believed keep the tough love Allah present in your life at all places in all times. And to the extent that he deserves to kind of Holika Allah and do not die do not get caught by death, except in a state of complete and total willing and loving surrender to Allah state of Islam.
To begin after Welcome my brothers and sisters to another Joomla on another Blissett Joomla
allow me to share with you that installation Muslim it was confirmed that I will have the Allahu anhu said
that some of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came complaining to him one day and they said yeah Salama, they have to do to reveal
the people that are wealthy ran off with the reward, ran off with the reward.
He says you saw Luna commando Sally they pray the way we pray oil phone we also manakamana zoom in a fast way we fast word of the owner before duly emmalee him and then they give in charity so much charity because of them having excess well compared to us, because they have so much more money.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
said to them Elisa pajara la hola como off of the phone. You said didn't Allah grant you equal opportunity to give in charity? Didn't he give you other opportunities? That puts you on equal footing with them in terms of charity. And then he explained he said in Lacuna Coil it has we have in South Africa you have in every test we have every statement of Suppan Allah an opportunity for charity. Well, cool. Let me that in further fun every time you say Alhamdulillah is an opportunity of charity. Well, cool, it can be a lot in caught up and every time you say Allahu Akbar, this is a charity. Work could look like pulita nila Tada. And every time you make the honey and you say la
ilaha illa Allah in that is an opportunity for an act of charity. Well, I'm Bill Murphy Sato. Can you command and goodest charity when I'm caring for the new forbidding evil as charity?
Well, people that are highly comfortable even in one of you choosing the halaal and being intimate with your spouse in that is an act of charity.
This is a hadith with many lessons for us, but I wish to stop it three or four in this hotel on the first of them is that it reminds us that our loss of Hannah who was out taala is fully aware of our very varying abilities and our very varying capacities. And how could he not be aware when he's the one that determines and gave us different capacities, different abilities.
Some of us are wealthier than others, some of us will have longer lifespans than others. Some of us live in different circumstances than others. Some of us have a greater capacity for for knowledge and scholarship than others.
And so that will not be the greatest heaviest factor with Allah. Allah is aware of this difference because He created us all different. And so he subhanho wa Taala determined also in light of our varying capacities, he determined that our keenness
Our passion at heart to please Him is the heaviest factor in his eyes. So kind of hold on.
If you think about this, how else would it be fair?
as one of the scholars says, if a person were born, for example,
in Allentown, Pennsylvania,
when it is extremely difficult for some of us to pray anything more than Asia or federal or sometimes any of the five prayers in the ministry, that's all
compared to someone who was born next door to the Harlem in Mecca, and he can afford to pray five times a day in the Kava.
We didn't choose this. We can't control this. How can we be compared with these people or ever compete with these people? I mean, think about it. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said a prayer as the Kaaba is worth 100,000 prayers,
more than any prayer in any other message.
And so that if we pray and the other messages if we pray in our local Masjid, they're awarded 27 times the praying at home, if you pray, and most of them how long you multiply that 27 by 100,000. That means whether or not we pray in the masjid, this person with one fella has finished us
has dusted us and left us behind with no room to catch up. How is that fair.
And then here a person may also face great challenges in terms of
the indecency they're exposed to. Whereas over there, maybe just culturally, the sensor it is more concealed is more inappropriate. So he's not fighting with the same kind of struggle or same degree of that struggle. haraam is so much more easier here than it is over there. So how is that fair,
and the list can continue. We can say that here, for example, a person may struggle a great deal because of social comparison to get married. And the whole delayed marriage problem, which is certainly a problem, we should still push back against this. But it's going to have some effect on the way we get married. Compared to back home when most people may own their homes and may have an apartment set up or a house set up for their children, or maybe culturally or religiously a person may have the ability to marry much younger. So we'll have 234 510 kids. Each of them will be in his scale of good deeds, because they'll be praying as well. And they'll be giving charity as well. The
comparison is just staggering. How does anyone ever catch up? The idea here is going to be was that those are not the most important factors. It is possible through the devotion of my heart, me struggling with the harder task of praying in the huddle in the masjid, though it is harder for me to resist out on here. I can certainly catch up with the people that don't have to struggle as much because I'm more dedicated than them. It was more easier for them. It's possible it is certainly possible. Because a lot of villages who deprived you of that opportunity is not going to deprive you have their award. How would that be fair?
The same can be said by the way regarding the devotion of the heart the sincerity of the heart really is what is the heaviest factor. How does abubaker so do for the Allahu anhu way more than the entire oma it's not actually his action. Because Oh because of this actions or the level on is only one man he only has so many minutes in his days.
Two or three or four maybe of the other 10 from his agenda can outdo obachan so do just those personalities can outdoor buckets will do it in terms of action on the ground physical action.
But as if now for others said it was something that settled in his heart, something very special in there that outweighs everything and everyone else
in this oma after its Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Of course, you can also say how how does it work that the people in the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who stayed home in their homes on their bed
at a time get the same reward as those who went out and risked their lives in the battlefield didn't come back at all or came back with paralysis and a part of their body for the rest of their life or without an eye or a limb. How do they get the same reward?
This happened repeatedly. The one I have that always comes to mind a lot though. agenesis Well, Alan Levine either. Tell Kelly jameelah home patella Juma miroku Molly, there is no blame on those who when they came to you so that you may give them something to ride on meaning an animal to transport them to the battlefield. You told them I don't have anything for you. I don't have any more animals.
Allah azzawajal said, Well, what are you know whom the Filomena Demi has an allergy to food. They walked away those people with their eyes overflowing with tears. They couldn't because they couldn't find that which they could finance their journey with.
They got an equal reward. It's not just that they were not blameworthy, no they were rewarded. Jabari says that we're while we're off on the journey to battle in one of the battles the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in Erbil Medina similary Jalan there are certain men back there in Medina mercy to mercy Iran you did not cover any distance. Well apart from where do you didn't traverse any Valley get past any Valley
Illa can america he said that they were with you. He doesn't just mean with you in spirit like with you, encouraging you and praying for you. And the other narration he says in leggera cuckoo ledger, except they got all their award,
just like you did. And then he explained why Allah His flock was Tulum. He said, have a settlement model. I have a similar odor because some of them were held back by their sickness. Some of them were held back by an excuse, they had no money, they had no ability to march out. And so their circumstances are different, but their award is equal. Why?
Because think about it, think of how much enormous courage it takes you to go out and fight with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and don't even think about modern warfare, like to fight face to face with swords is very different. Enormous courage, right? That you go out. Imagine that moment when the two ranks of the two armies collide into one another, they crash into one another, and people are raising their blades and the blades are shimmering in the sun and they come swiping down with one person's arm, one person's leg, one person's head, extremely difficult. And despite it being extremely difficult, a lot of knew from these people's hearts, that they wish they could be
there. They burned within wishing that wish is very valuable without love is the point. That is the most valuable factor in terms of your award with a lot of diligence. Of course, actions are important. We're saying that if a lot does not give you an opportunity to act,
he will not withhold from you the opportunities he gave you. If you met capitalize on them, if you maximise on them. They are enough to get you to the highest ranks of this oma regardless of your circumstances. Because what because Allah is and how can we please the fairest judges of China with Allah? Because Allah said in the lower level even with God that Allah Allah will not wrong any person in in the least the weight of the speck of speck of dust he will not wronged you.
You see if you are sincere, you will find avenues This is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling you for however,
then Allah azza wa jal say and this is very interesting for an older teenager has rufina those that are driven and strive towards us. They're sincerely devoted. Lennar Deana home sabudana, we will guide them to our path, paths here in the plural, not Sabine, but soon many paths. All throughout the Quran, the paths of Allah or the path of Allah is one and the darkness has many, many. This place Allah called his path many Why?
To not say there are different paths to God. as some people may claim there is one path the straight path Islam. But on this straight path, there are many lane.
The agenda has many doors. All these lanes lead to doors of gender lanes that are law charted for us. And so the idea is if you are barred, there's traffic for you on one lane but you're sincere, you'll just move over to the other lane and keep us moving. We will guide you to our path if you are devoted. And so that is the justice of Allah and His generosity, that he made devotion to him passionate about pleasing Him sincerity, the heaviest thing in the scale, because our circumstances are different.
And then the Hadith continues with examples on how Allah subhanho wa Taala provided us with endless avenues so many leads, he gives you examples of these lanes now, endless opportunities for charity. As if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling the people if you are sincere, to please Him, you don't need to worry about the What did what the rich people spend, don't even don't compare yourself with them. compare yourself with your potential what Allah has given you. And Allah has given you many you will find many other doors of charity. You know, as one scholar beautifully said, like sincerity is like a body of water that's ever expanding. If you're really sincere, you'll go in
any direction. And so when Allah opens up for you, all these different directions, you'll find the place to go you'll find the serve a door to enter from you'll find a way to fit in and pursue the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so he listed them Allah salatu wa sallam, he told them that the statements of Vic to pantalon hamdulillah Illa Allah Allahu Akbar glorifies Allah Praise be to Allah and unworthy of worship of Allah, Allah is the most great. Those are a path of change.
And then he informed them that you promoting good you forbidding evil as a path of charity.
And in another narration, flesh and body by the way,
said the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam added some more seminaries. He says he says, you smiling in your brother's faces charity.
What is the shadow Luca Rajan pheobe inhaler, Ki laka Sokka. And you directing imagine giving someone directions in a land that where they're lost, they're about to lose their resources could get her out of the HELOC perilous Lance is a charity. He said, Well, basato Kalia Rajan Aurora de labasa laka sadhaka and you looking for a man who is weak in his vision, pointing something out to them. Watch your stuff. I'll read the application for you looking for a man whose eyesight is weak is for you a charity
and you continue to say Allianz Salatu was Salam O Allah huka Fidel, we are HCA and you pouring into your brother's bucket helping him fill his container of soda what email protocol Hajj Allah was choking on his body like a soda can you removing harmful objects from the road and soda he just listed and listed and there are so many more. Even I was already known howdy Surya Rasul Allah, what if I can't do any of this? And who can't do any of this?
Sometimes people can't do any of this. He said to him, surcouf sherwani nasty tycoon father cotton mingle and if you can't do any of this, then restrain your harm from the people that will be a charity from you on you do yourself a favor, and at least restrained from the people your harm. There's always something to be done. It is endless avenues that is the idea.
And so this has been also clarified for us the charity in Islam is a much wider concept than when first comes to people's minds. Charity and Islam has two major categories. The Act that you do yourself a favor by doing You're the one who enjoys them only you right now.
They barely benefit you in particular.
Like what? Like you, for example, things have had a lot 100 Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Allahu Akbar, you you educating people would be a different category you helping people smiling to people that is something that you and them enjoy that's a different included in that is money included in that is donating money and that's actually one benefit that
extends beyond you. But notice that the province offer them in all the examples he didn't mention money. Why? Because that's where people's minds rushed to. And so he said there is so much so that you can do that charity on yourself and a charity for people even if it must be a lot more unused and st Catherine and me Dalai Lama who do the charity do the kids do charity, the charity obligated on knowledge when you start accumulating knowledge is to teach others
none of that was was money because money is already in your in your viewpoint.
But then I want to start with one in particular now. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned so many endless avenues as examples of these avenues, but he began with which one they were none one none of them were money. He began with the statement of the
druzy requires us to stop How can me saying to Panama town de la la la la la la hakavod. Can it ever actually equate the money I spent for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala? Absolutely again, it absolutely it might it just might,
when we'll speak about in a minute, but the province often said that it can it can be superior than actually donating money to charity in the monetary form.
In an authentic hadith,
Abu hurayrah Viola Han said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once asked us to have Allah bureau Khun Bihari am alikum Shall I inform you of the very best? The Very Best of your deeds was carried out in the Maliki comb and the purest of them in the sight of your Lord waterfire efe de la gente COMM And the one that elevates you the most? Hi, Ron Lachman. In fact, they have been worried and better for you in reward than you spend in gold and silver.
While hiring lakum men and sell kawazu work on Pottery Barn aka Homeworld, rivanna comm even better for you in reward than meeting your enemy on a battlefield and you strike and get their next name, strike and get your next they said Bella, of course also tell us what did is this call as a crew law? He said, remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala
remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala But still, I mean, we under we believe it or pseudo loss of Allahu alayhi wa sallam. But how do we make sense of this? Is there a way to make sense of this absolutely many ways
How can victory be like even in English we say like talk is cheap, put your money where your mouth is. So how can the statements I say with my mouth be worth more than the money which seems to be so much harder to sacrifice or my life, meeting my enemy on the battlefield, my life so much harder to sacrifice? How can victory ever be equal, if ever be superior to them?
First of all, realize the victim is Hades is not just addicted with the tongue. This is a state of being that you are mindful, remembering, alert, watchful of Allah. And so when we said to Pamela and Hamdulillah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, what could reach this? It means when those statements that's what hope that's why we're taught to repeat them so much they have rewards, but it's hope that it will coincide with your heart, it will remind your heart to wake up. And so if those four statements or anything like them coincide, your heart says them along with your song, they become superior, you enter that state of being that is worthier than everything else. But why is that state
of being worth you than everything else?
Well think about it. Islam did not come, this religion didn't come just to make us better towards people, right to give charity to people. Islam came to make us better to make us good people towards Allah, and towards his creation. And so the rights of Allah like remembering him, it all starts there
is superior in the rights of his creation. Even if Allah may be more forgiving, because he doesn't need his rights, with his rights and the rights of his creation, but his rights are still worth much more. The Creator is more important, the creation, it's pretty straightforward. It's very simple.
Also Vicar of the heart, you being in a state of remembering Allah is greater than all these good deeds, monetary charity, sacrificing your life. Why? Because it is the root cause it's like the capitalist the driving force, behind all your good deeds. That's the simple answer. Can someone put their life on the line? Because he didn't want people to call him a coward? So he did it for himself for like selfish reasons. Not to protect the women and children not for the sake of Allah. No, no, no, just so that people wouldn't shame me, in my community, in my society in my group, can someone spend for the spend on charity money for the sake of just feeling good, or looking good.
And so when the what makes that charity good, and what encourages people to do more charity and be more consistent than charity and be more selfless in their charities? It's you being mindful of a lot. It's the core of the charity. Can someone be out on a on a journey?
It's in the battlefield, and he commits a sin, he become heedless of Allah. And so what it really boils down to is you realizing that your consciousness of Allah, you're remembering Allah is what generates all these beautiful needs. That is why superior is at the heart of everything. And it's our laws, right, which is superior to the right to his creation, so kind of hold on.
And the last thing I want to say so I can leave this point of victory and work towards the conclusion of the multiple now is that even though in this hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called Superman sapan, Allah Al hamdu de la Ilaha, Illa, Allah Allahu Akbar, acts of charity that you perform.
We must always remember that it is more a charity from a law on us than a charity that we extend by making the case of law did us a great favor, the greatest favor.
In the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said, Ma'am in Yeoman, well la lesson well as a as seen in Yemen, no Ma, whoa, la de la he saw the cartoon Yamuna, Bihar Allah Masha, Amina Abadi, there is never a day or a night or a moment, except that there are charities that our law distributes spreads about, over whomever he wishes of his creation. So kind of hautala
women men Allahu Allah didn't and Allah never gives a gift of favor to any slave mithila annual Hema who did better than him inspiring this slave to remember a lot. So don't ever underestimate the power of victory. Even the victory the easy Vicar as we call it on the tongue, that has so much value is the greatest father call from Allah on you before it doesn't have to come from you on yourself. A whole holy has asked for lalibela
Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam O Allah Allah
Have you ever heard of Allah, Allah, Allah Allah? Allah Sheree calahonda Mohammedan Aveda who whenever you who are solo in this same Hadees where I was already Allah who answered they came complaining to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about the people that are wealthy, running off with all the reward, and him telling him Allah has certainly granted you if you are really looking for his pleasure, so many opportunities to compete with them. And he named some of these that we mentioned that people came back to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam they took them and acted on them. what the problem is word spread, spread to everybody, including the rich. And so they
came back to the Prophet sallallahu anism yesterday out of Salalah now they're making victory.
Now they're doing what was our equalizer?
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to them something that is worth stopping it.
He said, he recited a last word. There Lika fog, Lola hee hee hee Manisha. That is the bounty of Allah. That is the graciousness of Allah, He gives it to whomever he wishes.
What does it mean, this is the graciousness of Allah, He gives it to whomever he wishes, is he telling them that's too bad, really? And sorry, I can't help you and you really are disadvantaged? No way the whole Hadith speaks against that concept. So what is he saying then?
It's as if he's telling them, those people that were able to combine between
the riches that let them give monetary charity, and doing all those other forms of charity. These are people that rightfully deserve the bounty of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Why because they pass the test of prosperity. Like this is a test the test of wealth, the test of wealthiness, the test of luxury, this is a test that very few people can actually accomplish getting past the accomplishment of surviving prosperity. And so when these people had prosperity, and they were able to survive their prosperity, and still make victory and still remove harmful objects from the road, still be mindful of Allah. They deserve this formula from Allah. It's as if he's telling them a lot gives gifts to whomever he wishes. But there is not random, they deserve this. Because you know, with great wealth comes like so many distractions, doesn't it? Like when you have a lot of
money, you have lots of problems.
You have lots of investment opportunities. You have lots of vacation options. You have
lots of new restaurants to try out. You have so many options for so someone even if all I'm saying it's just distracting, it is so capable of slowing you down. Most people will be slowed down by it. But for someone to retain his devotion to Allah despite prosperity and still do the other stuff, this is a gift from Allah. That is certainly deserved by them. They deserve this gift. They deserve that edge. It is not a random edge. It is not an unfair edge. Maybe if you were in their place, you would not have been disadvantaged you would have been destroyed. They're like affordable ma UT Manisha May Allah make us a new of the people that avec Kadena la casino executor all to remember
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