Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
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May 11, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah. Allah, Allah.
Allah Do whatever you want
to call it well afternoon to Simone
in Nevada darling or Peter Levine,
all praise and glory belongs to a lovely family and we seek His help and his guidance and his pleasure and his forgiveness.
And we seek protection with our love from the evil whispers of our souls and the awful consequences of our evil actions. Remember, our loved guy is known to lead astray and remember our loved leaves a straight up can die. And we testify that none is worthy of our worship of Allah, our devotion, our absolute love and obedience without law alone for any partners and the Prophet Muhammad, Allah
and His Prophet, and assert that his message of people who believe really be mindful of a lot we do default to a bar and sing a accurate word, a word that reaches tomorrow.
In return a logical agenda will rectify for you your deeds, and he will forgive for your misdeeds and whoever is guided to obey Allah and His messenger and he has succeeded. He has succeeded the true success, the ultimate success, the greatest success, and this will begin after Well, we are brothers and sisters to the blessing house of Allah.
I wish to begin this work with my dearest brothers and sisters with Addy insularity, something that you all know that the province of Newfoundland came out one day and he said to the Sahaba men coming to Masai Mara, which one of you is fasting this morning? And so what was the only one who says I am?
So he said, so a lot of money to send
money over money?
Which one Have you visited a sick person today? And again, everyone with severe illnesses and I did.
And he said some a lot of arlindo said that mentality, I mean, Guney oma Genesis, and which one of you
swallow the funeral procession today, and what was it for a third time since I did grow up? I think the samba was sent out.
And then he said to them, which one of you today
is keen and which one of you today has fed a poor person? And so for a fourth time in a row, I will welcome Silvia for the alliances and an awesome ally. They don't listen to her mama.
And so the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, Mr. Mehra that you believe in Elijah.
This does not come together in one person, except that he has said to parents,
and of the beautiful meanings in this heavy. The one that seems to stick out the most these days, to me at least, is how this theme, which was embodied so beautifully, viola was so dear. But this deal is such a comprehensive, the idea that it's interconnected it permeates meaning it interferes in a beautiful way, it gets involved with every aspect of human life.
And that as soon as you finish one good deed or perhaps by the time you're done finishing the deed a time as a reason for it.
Everyone, the deeds that are deemed good by Islam are so many that they had off one to another from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep, because that's what that means it branches out in every aspect of your life. It is not just activating gala tennis, super ritual worship, where you're giving your undivided attention without regard for the people. That is definitely part of it. That's where it all starts.
And it is not just public service, it is not just being a good person to those around you. It is not just serving the people sincerely without any regard for yourself, that's a part of it as well. But the branches of the man the branches of faith is interconnected, beautiful web is all of that together. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said to us, and the man who built the Romans,
then he man is 60 some odd branches
the highest of is recognizing same with your art and with your tongue, that none is worthy of my devotion without law.
And the least of them being removing the smallest harmful objects from the road, and having shade having morality, etc. Having dignity is another one of those branches of faith. And so it's all of that. And there is something
is elusive, to realize.
If we could internalize it in this whole bubble bring out if you want to understand that about our faith, it would be sufficient in sha Allah to fix your hereafter and your worldly state, the immediate life and the eternal life. And that is that our last agenda did not obligate you with these various components with these various branches of fee, this interconnected web I'm speaking about because he benefits from it from the lease. Nor did he obligate us with this foolishness, without any wisdom behind you. Rather, he obligated us with these duties in Islam for three clear main wisdoms.
The first of them is to make your outcome to make your destiny with Allah, the gardens of bliss. And this is the most important one. And it is wrong to give this the vaccines is not a secondary purpose, attack alone benefit. It makes your outcome because this is the reason why these things exist on Earth. That's why you exist on Earth. So you come out of this earth, standing in front of Allah worthy of His mercy,
for your outcome, to be the gardens of bliss. These gardens that if a person is simply dipped inside of them one time, he forgets every difficulty, every misery, every frustration that is ever gone through. It all just evaporates from the first moment into gentlemen.
And so remember that to realize that, remember, the headings of the seed that are profits,
spoke about that should be planted even if the Day of Judgment is about to happen. He said some of them either
will be equally fussy that famous
If the hour is being established, meaning it's about to be established, and there is a seedling in your hand,
and you're able to stick it into the ground to planted before the hour commences before the day of judgment starts, then stick it in the ground.
That seedling will not benefit anybody that seedling will cease to exist in a few moments. But that's the point that this world ceasing to exist does not prevent that seedling or anything else you planted in this world from showing up in your skill of good deeds in the hereafter. And that is what is most important.
That is what he said to
you don't combine all that you don't embrace faith wholeheartedly except that you enter gentlemen, because that is the greatest benefits. The second benefit
is what it causes you if you're constantly handing yourself off from one beautiful act to another, devoted to Allah, to the creation and to our law to the creation sincerely for our love all of it. Ultimately, what we're directing your attention. What you're attending to at the moment,
makes your day filled with an inner peace and happiness, a tranquility of this of the soul and a person that does that a person
Coming to join one in person, help someone that is incompetent, get someone past his challenge in the struggles, that is a part of our faith. And that is why there is nothing like it. Nothing equates it, no other joy in this world. So you benefit from it more than the person you're trying to benefits.
And so keep that in mind as well. Many times we lose out on that sweetness when you're giving a charity for example, and you're thinking, What is he really poor? Or am I getting scammed right now forget to just leave and you're benefiting more than him. If he tricks you into doing something for the sake of Allah be tricked into doing something for the sake of Allah because it's for you before it is for them.
And that's the second wisdom. The third of them is the outcome of you embracing faith on society itself. That's the third, whether that society is righteous or wicked, whether that societies of believing society or non believing society, because the branches of faith are made to do that they are made, they're like the water that the water is our lives in this world, you praying will have an effect on someone.
You're giving charity, obviously they're receiving it clearly open, you wearing better religion, causes them to want to, why is this person has the strength to do that? Where does that come from. And so to keep these three wisdoms always in mind, so that you can embrace faith wholeheartedly.
And love wants your outcome to be genuine, even if you don't see any fruits here. And if you respond to that call, you will enjoy the rest of our lives you and then you will make this world a better place. And keep in mind the opposite as well, that if you don't embrace faith, if you don't embrace embrace it wholeheartedly. If you selectively choose to surrender to online Islam, then you are contributing to the destruction of society. You are distributed, you're contributing to your own happiness, nobody can make you unhappy with you.
Depending on how far away and you are, thirdly, most importantly, you are jeopardizing your state in the Hereafter, you are jeopardizing your paradise.
And think about that, when you see society going wrong. I wish somebody would fix it. I wish someone would realize the lies already. I wish somewhat You are a somebody.
You are a somebody and you need to contribute even if you don't think it matters.
We have certain duties that many of them that are not locked into Ramadan, ritual worship, or charity and public service. All of that is what Allah wants from you to be his around the clock.
And one of the greatest duties after I have established that one of the greatest duties that we need to pay more attention to, especially in the month of Ramadan
is worrying about the affairs of the Muslims being concerned with the affairs of the Muslims, because if you are not, then it's as if you're not part of that body that
a single body method was just added to it. So it's as if you've been amputated.
And so a person needs to worry about that. And that's a big subject. The Muslims have various rights over you depending on how close they are to you. And depending on how severe their need is, which you can offer a benefit to.
And so it includes being good to your parents keeping ties with your relatives.
It includes feeding the poor person chasing after the interests of the widow and the needy and the oppressed. It includes teaching the Muslims their Deen and clarifying for them the road to a lot of religion. It includes protecting them and defending them. They're harder as their bodies all of that.
And whoever whomever thinks they care about the affairs of the Muslims, simply because you follow one news report after another, and you just sit there following the news as it unfolds, and you squeeze a few tears out of your eyes and you think you care about the Muslims, you're wrong. You're mistaking your guilt, you've wasted your time and you've squandered the interests of
whomever follows the news and becomes sad. And that sadness gets him to do his part while taking care of his priorities and understanding what those are and this is a good thing, but most people are not like that.
Problem. Our problem one of our biggest problems is that we got stuck
in an infestation called depression, the depression
have our own a station that was generated by us focusing on what do we wish we could have? What do we wish there could be? And so we missed out on the actual things that could be. Our problem is not the impossible that we wish for our problem is the very things that are possible that are very possible that we missed out on that we neglected.
And such a fan comes to us and tells us look at these big issues, and you watch the news. And you think, what's the point? Like, what can I do? What can I contribute? It's a drop in the ocean, no matter what I do,
we need to break out of that, we need to say that even if it is a drop in the ocean, what is the ocean would be a gathering of drops and accumulation of drops. And even if the drops will not accumulate, remember the seedling you need to display them, you have to do that that is your responsibility.
You know, I was reading.
was one of the very unknown emails that didn't have a clear contribution in the title of email.
In terms of the Inquisition, the ordeal, your pressure that he went through, but he was among those that stood strong in
the same way, that strong words of our mind is not created, meaning it is eternal, and he wouldn't budge. And so he was imprisoned in prison. Interestingly, I remember used to be I hear
they say that every time he would hear the advent of Joomla, in this prison cell, he would go and take a bath. And he would go with his clothes on. And he would walk through the gates of the door of the prison. And so the guard will tell you to read like, What do you want? He would say, Hey,
I'm responding to the color of Obama.
Just because this guy, is he saying is he normal?
So the guy would tell the Guardian, tell him every week ilja if I can go back to me, I'll look you up, do something in your head, go back when you crazy think I'm gonna let you out.
And so he would say Oh, love,
who she took any agenda to the seminar room? Oh, I love you bear witness that I responded to your call, at least to me. I did everything in my power. And so that's what we need to do as well. And we want to know, do we really care about the Muslims, find your circle of benefit, find who can really benefit, find these are missed opportunities, and Excel, let them be the best you possibly can. And then I told you this is for anything, and it is for you as well. You know, we need to be happy one of the keys to happiness. Psychologists they say the key to escaping the constant endless disappointments in this world is all about. That's the challenge of this world. And there's so many
disappointments in it. In the way to escape all of this the way to actually be productive. The way to actually contribute on a big level has to start somewhere. Where does it start? They say when you give up slogans you give up lying to yourself, you know, you watch the news and you say slogans
which is not supposed to be said by the way in Alabama in a garage is appropriate.
When you're about to start doing something, it's interesting that we say that the Prophet he considered attending the event where the province of
Manitoba minimum out of the last summer and in the house towards a letting them know Angel takes off from Earth upwards to the heavens, except that it says there's no mic or power except once a month.
However, because you're seeking power when you're going to do things, so they said they said the way to get past the slogans settling with slogans is for you to have a regular small accomplishment that keeps happening in your life. Because that fills you with optimism. It fills you with confidence, incremental change, that was the first thing they say they say and try to cause a difference, any difference. And they say focus on the differences that people don't think are much but they are huge to the people you're doing them for. So an example, an example.
A person wants to be rich, he can either sit there lie to himself, dream about it. play the lottery, which is lying to himself because you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning twice than winning the lottery. Or you can sit there and make a plan and incremental plan and every time you get past one
Step, there's more, there's more done it, you look back. And
every time you get past an obstacle in your life, you realize how small this obstacle was. You know, I was reading recently an 80 year old man, as I was sitting at one of my favorite writers, he's I heard that an 80 year old man saying this to a 60 year old man, telling him, you know, every time I get past a phase in my life, I realize how silly the face before it was, how silly that challenge was. So that's what you need to do, maybe small assignments for yourself, build for yourself a sense of accomplishment with regards to caring about the listeners, and this will build a new momentum and cause small change. You know, for example, political change was tried in the Arab world, small
example 50 years ago, and it's failed miserably. The military states are still the military states. In those years, there were people that said, Listen, I don't understand the problem, MCs and I don't even know how to support you, are they doing the right thing or not? We didn't just sit back. He sat there teaching for. Let's see, that's his circle of benefit. Regardless, let's say that he has produced a generation that is different, not just in the Arab world, Pakistan produces them an estimated 100,000 how flew every single year. That means people with their loyalty, their dedication, their time reminiscing on was learned from childhood. It's a big change. You know, the
person that said it, what I can do is provide the pencils to starving children in Africa
has done a great thing. slaves to write on a few pennies in donation. But you need to have a regular a regular incremental progress in your life do that.
You know the profits of them.
It says that they came to them and said the young Jewish boy used to serve us dying and the famous. The narrator says, We ran after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who swiftly went to this young kid, this young man, we ran after him had developed hamina jet we lost our breath trying to keep up with the prophets of Allah.
And so we kept telling him say that.
And in that moment of honesty, the young Jewish boys father, who was also Jewish, said,
you know, His love and His son seep through and he said, just obey me, obey and when possible, to the couldn't Kenya prophets of Allah onyx.
And so the young man says that she had a lot of money passes. The prophets of Allah Wa, he said, and walks out his face beaming with cheery saying and hungry, let him let the other
old, brave v2 alone, save him from the fire. Think about the big picture of his heading for a second, the Muslims are in Dena, the Muslims are at war, the Muslims are being invaded from every angle. They're being betrayed. There's hypocrites in town, what's this young lad going to do?
What's he going to do? Is he gonna
is he gonna serve in the army is not going to serve in the army, what's he going to do? But I was able to effect a change on him caused him to beam and we all have this, we all have this in our lives.
You know, I will work on himself constantly went to one good deed after another as you began the whole convention, or Bob used to notice him, used to notice him rushing out of the message after finches. And this is not as soon as soon as for you to try to remain in the message after Frederick until the sun rises in remembering a lot of villages. Will they'll look ahead and duty and so he gave that priority over what is recommended. And so he said, I followed him to see what was I used to spy on him with good intentions, like I want to be like a wounded soldier. He said, I used to spy on him with good intentions, meaning the alpha was fine for the reasons. So I followed him. And I
found to enter a house on the perimeter of the edge of Medina.
And so when he left, I walked into the house, and I saw this elderly woman. And I said, Who are you and who's this man is foreign men that enters your house every day. She said, I have to see an old dependent landlord.
And in this manner.
I have no idea who he is. He comes to us every morning. This is the honeycombs. And it takes care of our house. And he provided us with our needs, he cooks for us and prepare something and he leaves. So I want to just get a note though, and he said that
you've exhausted the people after your work
in the parking lot another example at least to mention here, Mohammed In fact, he was the one who are not permitted to finally liberated Constantinople, Istanbul, which was the capital of the Roman Empire.
The Muslims trying to fulfill the prophecy of the prophets of Allah I said that this would be liberated, this city would be liberated. And from the moment he dies, a lot of radical sentiments was on people's minds who's going to be that immediate, who's going to get that reward, who's going to be the person that has that glory.
Even for those who have, who are buried at the gates of Istanbul, they never got it.
Because they were part of the first fleet of the army was the name first Navy fleet across the water to try to do 800 years later, it happens that they have become ineffective. But it wasn't just his glory. There are unnoticed characters in the story. It is mentioned in his biography that his mother used to say, couldn't to speak, Johannes,
I used to bring him to the shores. And I used to tell tell him the stories of the previous the past and tragedies of the past.
I would give that to him along with the milk. I used to talk to him about this stuff. And you can even understand, while he was still nursing my arms, I will talk to him about these things.
You know, a person does not know for logical reasons, accepted anything he has done in his life. But a person has just at 3031 years old now I begin to realize certain people had an effect on me, I never knew. Like, if you were to ask me today, what kind of role did your mother have? I will not tell you much. And a year ago, my mother tells me that I used to hear the heartbeat of the seven that are machines and all of them as a young man who starts his life on the right foot. And I'm far from that man. But I hope I have a share of that some time in my youth before I turned 40. She used to see I used to hear this and become very emotional when I heard about this young man. And this is
why from my memory, I have no idea. And then I begin to wonder how many times people come to me and give me a microphone. And tell me remind the people tell them about love said tell them what the message is often.
Tell them this cause needs money or that cause needs a reminder, we need to build awareness about this. We need to help our children that is paramount. There are certain people playing rules, you may never realize
Your mind reminds about this, about the hidden soldiers the hidden Orleans out in the water and no one was known. He used to make Hajj one year. And he would go out from the bathroom campaigns The next year, patch one year and go out to Jihad the next year. And his companions in one night. As we were traveling, we were riding on the horses, he turned to us and he says hello Sadie for that I had a little management fee. Do you know anybody doing the deed better than what we're doing? We've walked away from our families. We're investing our own money to risk our lives for the pleasure of Allah. Do you know anybody who knows anything better?
one. Okay. The magic.
Is this is this is the best of the best. And indeed, this is a need. He said, Well, I'm kidding. He is he says I do know
a lot you
a man that has kept himself cheese and has dependents has a wife and children.
Call me the lady for us to catch up to
a man who gets up and he kept himself chased. He escaped fornication. That's a duty. There you had those voluntary. That's the difference. That's the secret behind these words. And he has dependents people that are looking after him. He's their shelter. He's there, financer. He is there like he is the leader of the house. And so he gets up in the middle of the night aware of his duties, and he sees his family uncovered. And so he covers them with a blank, he says
he is better he is in something better than what we are doing that because that is his duty. So do not be little these things at all. You don't know. And always when we say do these things for the people always remember it has to be for our loved ones. The people won't appreciate it anyway. And you yourself might not appreciate it. You may think it's small, you may not see the fruit you are waiting for a beautiful to tell your kid a bedtime story. And then the next morning, he's he's so happy. It doesn't work like that.
past, you know, months ago, or three years ago in the summer, he says we used to have some money that was a cat. And we would give it to the poor in Africa. And there would be lions as far as you can see.
He says in these minds, what would happen is people would come and if they had a child, we would have to weigh the child to make sure the child is gonna make it like it's our choice. He has to have the
If you have to choose two children, if this kid looks like it's not gonna make it these two things too malnourished, he's falling apart, then we can't give him the money, we give it to someone who's more hopeful to live, a very hard decision to make. And a woman came in with a child like that. And we said, We're sorry, we can choose vegan who's trying to feed my kids, they couldn't give her give her the stipends for the kiddie and they had to move away because the wind is low, other kids could die standing.
He says, After I finished my work, I walked around the tent to sleep a little bit, he says, and I found this woman standing there crying with her child on the floor, like she was cool. He says I couldn't stand to see this. So he went to the registry, he went to the depository, and he said to them, give them
changes you measly money to us, give them from my plate. I know, they don't qualify the books, I don't spend the Muslims account money on it, but give it to someone. He says, and it was they will give it a share every week, or every month, or whatever it was, he says, years later before I forgot this woman and I saw two stories even more tragic than this woman, I was approached by a young man
who's 16 years old, he says
he says You don't know me. And I've never met you before.
But my mother was the one who begged for the money and and how to survive. And now I'm a memorizer.
And I just want you to know,
so sometimes you can notice, you don't know what you're going to do. So just look for a law understand why he wants you to go from one country to another, it's for gentlemen, it's for you. And it will make this world a better place. If you can imagine, even if you can't imagine how it's gonna happen, that's not for you, we are not allowed to know the unseen, we are obligated to trust a lot and follow these instructions. And I hope this will be the beginning of that bigger picture for us, we can continue to feed that we will enhance our portfolio
wherever you are, also,
you know, hearing beautiful stories and football is very necessary. And that's why
but they cannot just move our passion separately. And we cannot claim to,
to fear a lot. So a journey
and then go back to doing the same thing is that we were just doing those are called crocodile tears. They're fake. They're not real. You lie You can cry the cartoons as well but it's about the issue with us and UCC. Right We are so did bring us a new closer to him, establish the tree of faith inside of us.
And then move that the tree of human just so you know that everything you pump into your dean, every investment you make in your dean is a tree that branches out as a lunch is in the brain. You may not realize it but you need to breathe better. I need to pray better. You need to stop hesitating with the jab, the fully jab once and for all. You need to be better with your kids you need to be better with your husband you need to be better with your wife
we need to be when that is part of that's not the fruit of it that is the man right and that branches and it should be there if it's there it'll be there all year round branches to our entire life and extends to our next life which will always be there. And that's the beautiful example of love gave to us in the Quran regarding this and he says Adam property for vulnerable love them.
Have you seen how illustrates an example can even become either the Pure Word for word of mouth it's the first of the branches of feed. Remember, we began it
it starts there. He gave an example to this Pure Word cache gelato, like even it's like a pure tree of
its roots are further every time you do what you're supposed to do. It gets further and further. its roots are firm with our own hands. And its branches the branches are feeling they extend to the skies they feel this world tuple TV cooler cooler in mbpr and it offers fruits you know fruits and sweet fruits are nice. That's why because the local community
The example the parabolic data feed, it gives fruits all year round, it's not seasonal,
the last 10 of the model and I'm starting tomorrow like each other at the moment to see our model, and how fast the robot has run, so that we can feel our lives on the right foot and how fast our lives run with excellence so that we finish strong if we were doing good, and we make up for the negligence if we've been
casually treating this robot as we shouldn't be.
And let that be the beginning. Let them be the beginning of the poor and being seen in us that's what this model is all about. Not just how many times you've read and how many I had to for that how much you memorize, let the plan be seen in you.
And I will give you many examples of these small accomplishments that you need to make that I need to make that we should make I would suggest many throughout the next 10 nights but we begin with a very important one we will after the football we have our Robert to collect every year to support our broken system
and we are law so just be with them you know the people of us are in an open air prison basically as they say they're locked in nothing comes in nothing comes out worth mentioning
everything you can imagine in your life of luxury you can almost imagine they don't have and the world couldn't care less the double standards that you know so let that be the beginning of capitalizing on this multiple of saying I will travel through this straight path grabbing all the branches of faith I can I'm not going to imagine this stuff I can do will be bogged down by that and depressed I am going to work on the things I can do and let that be the first to just love them a Filipina will come along
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