The Venom & The Serum #04 Toll Of Sins On Self And Society
Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
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Begin in the name of Allah All Praise and Glory be to Allah Who may find his peace and blessings be upon His messenger Muhammad, and his family and his companions and all those who adhere to his guidance. We welcome everyone back to our discussions on claims great book that would do or enjoyable Caffee, which we loosely translated as the venom and the serum, meaning how does a sinful life poison you? And what is the cure and the remedy the antidote to that for some context, once again, because context is always important.
A man wrote a message to notify em this great Imam telling him essentially that I've got sucked into a black hole. A black hole that's about to ruin me forever, has ruined my life, and is about to ruin my afterlife. And that black hole is being addicted to since I can't snap out of it. I can't stop cycling back into it so frequently. And I'm really on the edge of the cliff. So what can you offer me? And so he began, Rahim, Allah Allah by speaking about the fact that there is a cure for everything as the Prophet alayhi salatu salam taught us that the Quran is a cure and a dua supplicating to Allah and appealing to him as the greatest of cures, he began with that. And then he
went off for a few 100 pages, summarizing, for him, a bit of just how destructive being addicted to a sinful lifestyle can be. And we spent about two sessions and the recordings are there and hamdulillah summarizing a bit of that this will be our last session, summarizing the dangers of sins, or his list of the dangers of sins there beyond that.
After tonight, we will move on to different sections of the book, the next of them will be how shaytaan baits you into this slippery slope, how shaitan baits you into the addiction, the addiction to sin. He's very methodical patient strategic deliberate, baiting, how he games you in the worst way possible. And then from there, middle clay and we'll move on into specific sins that he has a hunch strongly believes the author the questioner, the complaint was indirectly referring to which is being stuck in love, in Haram love haram relationships to the end of it. So this last session, we'll be speaking about the tolls that sins sake the poisonous nature of sins on yourself once
again, on your personal self, but also it will extend a little bit into your afterlife and society at large. So one of them, he says is that sins inevitably weaken a person's mind. Like we spoke about their effect on knowledge, sacred knowledge in general knowledge of the D knowledge of Revelation, but he's means people's just IQ, people's intelligence, their sensibilities, and he argues this in many different ways. I'll read to you a few highlights from it that I translated for you. He says, think about the sinner had his mind been present, it would have restrained him from sinning, because he is within his grip, the grip of Allah, the Exalted, and under his control, and
he is directly observing him, like the one who will ask you is the one who saw you, it's not being reported back to Allah only he's observing it himself, and you are in his world. And upon his mat, he says, This planet is like the mats of Allah, it's all spread for him Subhanallah with Allah and upon his mat, and also the angels are witness staring straight at him as he's sitting. And the Quranic voice meaning you know, your your awareness of what the Quran is saying about this, the Quran is voice is forbidding you and the voice of your faith, your inner conscience, right, is forbidding you, he says and the voice of death death talks to us all the time in the form of getting
these text messages right? In burying our loved ones. This is that sending us a message as well. Right? So the voice of the Quran is the turkey and the voice of your faith is deterring you and the voice of death is deterring you and the fire itself. All you know about the hellfire and its reality is deterring you and you know that what you miss out on by committing the sin all the good you miss out on in this world and in the next world is many fold more so many times more than whatever live
Till cheap thrill you will enjoy by indulging in the sin in partaking committing this act of negligence. He says, you add all that up, and then you say,
Does anyone in their right mind? Ignore all of this? And downplay it? No, it means that of the punishment of the sin is that you thought that all of this was some small deal.
The fact that Allah is watching you, and the angels are watching you, and the Hellfire is there and your faith is talking to you, and the Quran is talking to you. And you're under his control all of this, and that this is going to cost you so much even in this world, and you still do it, something is off here and your discretion.
And he says elsewhere on the subject, he says, and you will never find two people, one of them obedient, and the other one disobedient, except that the obedient person, if you evaluate them, honestly, you will see they're more reasonable. They're more level headed, they're more restrained, they're more wise, they're more rightly guided in their discretion.
And then he asks again, what kind of intelligence does a person have that prefers a momentary excitement, right, a momentary euphoria of a day in this world or a moment in this world, one that ends so quickly, and starts to feel so quickly like it was a dream that never happened.
And prefers that over permanent bliss and unmatched delight in this world. And the next, he keeps saying in this world in the next, because the enjoyment of those close to Allah in this world, is many times more fulfilling than the enjoyment of the people who chase cheap thrills, the people who enjoy themselves the most through materialism, can never compare with those who enjoy nearness to Allah in this world.
He says such people, the people that sort of don't have this discretion, they are such that the fully insane he's saying they're half crazy. He's saying the fully insane person is in a better condition than them. What does he mean by that?
Why did it why the fully insane is in better standing and such a person.
Because if you were fully insane, you would be forgiven.
You get it.
If you're fully insane, the pen is lifted. You're not accountable in front of Allah azza wa jal, but a person who gives into sin and compromises weakens their own mind and intellect by sin. They are not forgiven for having that discretion because you did it to yourself.
Like you drank the alcohol. And now you want to free before killing someone under the influence. No, that's different than someone accidentally doing everything paying attention to the road, put their seatbelt they didn't drink it, and then you accidentally killed someone. Then you are you are forgiven. This completely innocent manslaughter, but someone who drank and put themselves under the influence and impaired their own judgment. And then through Miss judgment, you killed someone, it's not the same. That's what he's saying here. You would have been better off fully insane than to allow yourself to get to this point. And you know, I will we will have to come back to this. He
spent so much on it. But look at the debates happening in this so called Pride Month.
Like the the the LGBT or the T especially the transgender movement.
It is absolutely insane what they're asking for. Like, yeah, there's no way to explain it. But Allah saying for inner Hala Tamela bizarre. Well, it can Tamil globality for pseudo it's not the eyesight that goes blind, but it is the hearts in the chest that actually go blind. Like think about it. You're saying you're saying that
the kid needs his parents permission to smoke to drink actually not even get arrested, right? But like has to be 21 to decide for themselves. Then you're saying they need parents consent to get stuck with a vaccine, right? A COVID vaccine or something. And you need a parent's permission to get like a tattoo because next Tuesday, you're probably going to last longer than a vaccine. But to say that I identify with something else and undergo a procedure that's going to cut off a part of my body.
Your parents get arrested for trying to stop you. You see the indiscretion here, you see the inconsistency there.
This is what happens when you lend yourself to that sinful lifestyle as a biller. It weakens the person's ability to intercede one last point on this issue, he says and there is another huge inversion of the intellect that happens when people are compromised by sin.
He says, and that is the inability of a person's discretion when they're trying to audit like myself, but enough trying to be introspective, trying to audit yourself. He's saying, Look, we all have low points and high points, that's normal. But when you give into a sinless sinful lifestyle, you get addicted, you get looped into this dark, you know, spiral. You don't, you're no longer able to measure just how low you've gotten. You're not able to evaluate yourself. He says, and so many people think that they've made a mistake. And so they make one good deed thinking it brought them back to where they are, and they have no idea what they're doing. For instance, you can miss a
prayer deliberately without excuse, do you think throwing $2 In the box is going to fix that? Right? You know, okay, you know, I messed up last week, and it just I did something here. So I'm gonna, like, do a little something. No, no, no, these are two completely different issues. He's saying, you know, if you let yourself go, you're going to start going 1000 steps back and one step forward, and 1000 steps back and one step forward. And in your head, due to the compromise interval, you can say, okay, one for one, one. For one, I'm keeping the boat steady, my heart that sort of on top of things, he says it is something extremely common
that you don't
commit to the resolve to be genuine in your repentance after you sin, because you think some old sins are created equal. That's part of the weakness of your intellect, the sink. And the you know, he got this from the Prophet alayhi salatu salam that when he said, a person may say a statement that they don't think much of,
and then they plumb it with it into the Hellfire or 70 years distance. So that's the idea. Like, if you're thinking of it, like a ladder,
one of your deeds could take you down 1000 steps, you think one step is going to restore you. That is a humongous problem. He think this requires a powerful, strong repentance, a strong tilbyr, you can scream in your mother's face, and pay for it with confusion and bad decisions for the next five years. You may not think it's much, but it's a big deal. You're not thinking it's a big deal. It's part of the compromise the intellect is what he's saying. Then he brings in just a taste of his scholarship a little bit. He brings a discussion, a little bit of a tangent, but it's a useful one about what happens. Are you ever able to repent so strongly that you can regain your former
He says, And he brings like all this scholarly
ammo on both sides in this discussion, it's a debate among the scholars, like the person who makes Silva can they ever get back to their level?
So he says, one group of scholars says that that's impossible,
that if you fall behind, you can never fully catch up. And they use a little bit of a logical route here, what's the logical route? Let's, let's imagine it in business terms. He says, Your money when you grow it, you grow it exponentially. So the 10 becomes inshAllah 100. The 100 now becomes 1000. Right? 10x 10x 10x. exponentially, he sang. And so when you lose your money,
if you get back, you're gonna get your capital back. But in the time that you work to get back here, you could have been somewhere else completely. So even if it restores you, it's still the opportunity of growth was Rob, you're back to square one, if you will. And also consider the idea of a ladder like imagine two people going up a ladder. There's another example he gives going up a ladder at the same pace. One of them takes one step back, and then catches up again. He's back at this level, but this person has already surpassed him. So he'll always be behind. That's one avenue. The other avenue the scholars took, is that they said no, the texts do say that repentance when
sincere, erases the effects of sins. So falling behind is the effects catching up fully is this is their repentance. And then he cites that even a Tamia Rahim, Allah, his teacher, sort of refereed between these two views, these two scholarly views and said, Look, there's no one answer for this. Some people, their repentance will never be strong enough. And that's why you just don't want to get into that bind to begin with. And some people that repentance will be strong enough, and it'll get them back to their level. And some people their repentance will be so strong, that it will get them to a higher level than they were at when they committed the sin.
And that is why the early Muslims they used to say that
the brokenness of the sinner
is more beloved to Allah than the arrogance of the obedient men. You know, you do a lot in a row, you sort of get fool of yourself that I'm on a streak or I've done great or I'm better than a lot of people, you start noticing yourself. And that's the worst thing in the world. Because
that's the hardest battle shaitan surpassed everyone and then how did he trip, he tripped on himself. He looked back and said, Look at me, man. Um, you know, and that's why he stumbled back down the mountain, lower than anybody else. So sometimes the sin generates in you a brokenness that propels you forward. Allah Who loves the brokenness of the sinner more than the haughtiness, right, the overbearing Enos, the overconfidence of the obedient person. So, depending on the strength of your brokenness, and then your repentance, you may get even higher, right, so just keep that in mind. A dose of hope is always important, because this discussion is a bit concentrated. Then he
goes on to the fact that sins, here's the next one now intellect, mind weakens it. The next one, he says, is how sins literally shorten, while literally the debate shortens your lifespan and the blessings of your lifespan.
And he mentioned three opinions of what exactly that means, because this rule is established. This the same way we said earlier, that your risk your provisions are expanded by good deeds, and constricted tightened by evil deeds. Likewise, your lifespan your lifespan is expanded by good deeds, what is extent expanded mean?
Qualitatively or quantitatively, meaning the actual quality of your life is better?
Or does it mean the impact of your life is better? We'll let's just lump all that into quality, or does it mean quantity like you'll actually live for more years?
And both are possible. Both are possible. Why?
Because the I add, for example, let's speak about people that have disbelief in their hearts. Allah calls them and Watson availa here, these are dead people in essentially, because your life your true life is that span of your life. You're connected to Allah azza wa jal, right? So if you're not connected to Allah, you're separate from your lifeline. So that's in terms of the quality.
the quantity it's for it's for many reasons. One of them is that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said, he said,
Min Arada Mensur Raho and Ubisoft Allah who fear is creepy when you insert Allahu fi FLV file Yasser Rahima This is in Korean Muslim Anna's whoever is pleased if you want that Allah expand your president provisions what he provides you with and you insert means he delays so it's quantity, at least per this hadith, right? He delays your SR. SR means your mark. So does your mark mean like your impact? Or does your mark mean the actual days months, weeks and years that you you stomp on this earth right? Your footsteps right your mark your stay here
your carbon footprint, your print on this life? Right? And so he said Whoever wishes that their provisions be expanded and their mark be extended and let them keep ties with their family. So this expands your risk and extends your life according to that hadith.
And also the Quran you know speaks about this in many different ways.
About how your risk is expanded, your blessings are expanded. Even Allah azza wa jal says what Allah was stuck on more Allah Perea patinas cleaner who met and Kodaka
if they were just upright on the path, we would have given them abundant rain. You know, this doesn't mean that Allah will always give you more of this world, the better of a person you are, he may withhold from you this world to give you a better in the hereafter. But in general, it is true that even in this world you will miss out on risk that was otherwise coming for you a lifespan that was otherwise written for you because of your sins.
I'll mention to you one final Hadith in this regard. The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam said in a row hell kudos never the theory that the Holy Spirit who is the Holy Spirit should be RSM. We believe that guys, you understand this, we believe in the Holy Spirit. We don't believe that God and the Holy Spirit and Jesus are all one thing. No, that is a misguided view that the Lord and the angel and the human are actually you know, one entity, one person. That's the confusion that Allah spared us of and guided us out of, we believe in all
The Spirit he's a creative being is you bring on a salaam, the Archangel.
So the Holy Spirit the Hadith says, inspired within me meaning revealed to me revealed to me. And then if sin lenta muda had a stack Camila agenda or the star, whatever it is, that no soul will ever die until it lives its lifespan to the fullest, and it collects its risk its provisions entirely.
How do you continue to say, for Tapachula, what edge middle futala So fear Allah and beautify your request, meaning you want to you want to risk don't cut corners don't commit haram that's going to work adversely, it's going to work against your pursuit of risk. So fear Allah and beautify your request. While I act Milan calm is the bar or risk the lower Milan hada calm is the bar or recently and it will be haram. And let no one of you be driven by their fear for their provision, to go seek it out through forbidden means. Because what is with Allah the good the pure, is only attained through obeying Him subhanho wa taala.
Then the next one, he says number three for tonight, he says and sins betray a person at death, if not before death.
You remember when we said it strips the heart of its strength to act in the right ways. He says there's a subtle gem here, people need to remember that it doesn't mean that you're going to be stripped of your strength to do the right thing to be pleasing to Allah immediately. It could come back to haunt you later, it can come back to haunt you. No one ever said it has to happen within 30 seconds or within 30 days. No one says that. He says many people miss this point that they don't see the consequence of their sin right away. So they think no crash will take place. Now they're on a crash course they think would have happened by now. Right? So they put their guard down after a
while. But the effects could come later.
A person may Allah forbid, could lose their faith, years after they committed what will cause the loss of their faith.
And he says that is why
the seller the early Muslims used to say, since the noob are the precursors, they come right before or they have to come before disbelief. Just as a kiss is the precursor of fornication. Right? If you allow yourself this, it will lead to that. And they said just as singing is the precursor to this and glances are the precursor of that. And sickness is the precursor of death. Likewise, sins are the precursor of disbelief, meaning they're all on one continuum.
And he brings a narration here from the the companion of the Prophet SAW Selim how they differ in Yemen. They asked who they for did the Israelites the bento is saw in previous nation, did they abandon their religion overnight? Like they committed this act of rebellion. They woke up in the morning and they're all doubting the faith and stuff. Did they abandon their religion overnight? He said no. Rather when they were commanded with something they neglected it and they weren't when they were prohibited with some from something they committed it until they eventually shed their religion as a man sheds his shirts. One arm off other arm off than it. That's the way it happens the way a
man sheds his shirt, or you can say as a snake sheds its skin.
And then he brought so many accounts that he collected and others have mentioned to him.
That people on their deathbed they are told to c'est la ilaha illallah and one of them just keeps humming the song that he was addicted to listening to. And another one was told on his deathbed c'est la ilaha illa Allah say there is no God but Allah. And they said, what's the point? When I have not left anything that Allah forbid, except that I've committed it wherever Billa Allah protect us. And a third person they said to him, c'est la ilaha illa Allah and he said, how will that benefit me when I know I have not prayed a single prayer single Salah for Allah.
And a fourth person was said it was prompted to say La Ilaha illa Allah. And he said, I refuse to say what you're saying.
And a fifth person was said Syd was told c'est la ilaha illa Allah and He said, Every time I want to say it, my tongue does not allow me to look at the length of that statement. May Allah protect us.
And another person who was a dishonest beggar, he will go around telling people you know, and he was not the need. This honest beggar was told on his deathbed. C'est la ilaha illa Allah and he kept repeat
Seeing a penny for Allah a penny for Allah the scam he has been using his whole life. And he says one of the businessmen will claim is saying one of the businessmen said to me about one of his relatives, that's also in the business. C'est la ilaha illa Allah and all he kept saying like a madman is it's a great deal trust me, this is your last chance take it. It's a great price. Believe me, when I as a biller, and you know the Quran concurs with this concept. Allah azza wa jal said, and sort of Ibrahim you said bit Allahu Latina Amma no bill Kohli fair bit if it hayati dunya.
Allah anchors, those who believe meaning because they believe right, those who really have belief the belief is embedded in their heart. That means it produces the righteous actions, right? Allah anchors those who believe with a firm statement. They don't waver at the time of death. They say La Ilaha illa Allah, Allah anchors them with a firm statement in this world where you will little Allah Who volley me now if Allah Allahu Masha, and Allah sends a straight those who did wrong, he was not unfair to them. It's because they did wrong. It caught up with them. You will little Allah Who volume in ALLAH turns away misguides the wrongdoers and he does whatever He wills subhanho wa taala.
The fourth one he mentions, is
a sample or an example of all we've been told about in the Sunnah about the punishments in the grave. For instance, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us in an authentic hadith, that when I was taken through the skies in the Night Journey, when I was taken upwards, I passed by a group of people with brass nails scratching away at their faces, their own faces and their chests. And I said, Who are these people? Oh Gibreel. And he said, these are those who eats the flesh of other people, and assault their honor. You disfigured people's reputation, right? By talking gossip about them, you will be doing this to yourself, as you await the day of judgment. These are
punishments of the grave. And then another long hadith of similar or the Allah and the Prophet SAW, Selim was shown many, many scenes, many horrific scenes and many beautifully splendid scenes from the hereafter. of them as that he said, I got to a place where there was a man laying facedown, and another man that was deaf and blind, was standing on top of him, he couldn't hear anything could communicate with the other one. And he would take this big boulder and crushed the head of the man under him.
And then the rock would go tumbling. And so he would go chase after it. And when he would bring it back, the man's head has been restored. And then he crushes it again, and goes and chases the rock. And then he comes back, and over and over again.
And then he moved there, he tells them Oh, do you breed Omega in both of them were there and that vision that Allah showed him, so what is this, they said, Move, keep moving, and they take him to another place. And in that second place, he sees a man being held down, and his face being tore open to the to to his ear. And the other side, as they rip it open to the year the first one restores, and back and forth but he said what is happening here, they said move, keep moving proceed onward. So he moves on he sees people screaming hysterically inside a tunnel, Hadid says the likes of an oven with a with a tight top, it says an open bottom, and the flames rise from under them, making
them hysterical and lifting them up. And as soon as they're about to come out of the oven.
The flames die down again. And then it's repeats over and over and over again.
What is this he they say keep moving. And he moves on to a huge river that was read like blood, the Hadith says, and a man is swimming in that river and every time he tries to come out, there is a man with rocks on the shore that keeps throwing these rocks in his mouth. Go get out so he has to swim back into the bloody River. Every time he tries to come back. He's pelted with more stones. And these scenes continued. And of course these are very frightening scenes, so that we never have to face them. This is healthy fear, if understood and employed correctly. At the end of the long journey, the angel said now we will tell you what you saw. And these are just the first four. They
said for example, this man that you saw having his head crushed over and over again until the Day of Judgment had Raju
OTL. Khurana, will you tell Khurana for voodoo who WinRM or Anna Salah till October. This is a man who was given the Quran and he rejected it a disbeliever and a man who sleeps through the prescribed prayers
They said the second scene as for the man whose mouth was being ripped open, ripped wide until it
would be cut open. They said this is a man that walks out in the morning and utters a lie that reaches the farthest horizons mean he spreads lies, spreads gossip spread slander so far, so his mouth is open big for being that big mouth. The same way this man was, I don't mean this humorously but was a sleepyhead. That's how you know someone's sleeping right? And I'm by his handle by his head, and so the head was crushed. And he rejected the Quran, which is the most honorable gift so his most honorable body part was crushed all the punishments lineup, they match the wisdom behind them. And he said as for the 10, nor the oven, that that people they were naked people actually, the
naked men and women were being
He says, hola is Eleni as soon as it was Zolani. These are the men and women who commit fornication and it matches because the that desire comes from below it's a lower desire. And so the heat comes from below.
But it was very short lived in this world if you choose to fornicators but in the hereafter every time you think it's going to remove you from the oven, it settles again. And it continues in cycles will add the villa May Allah protect us all. And the fourth and final one just since I mentioned before.
They told the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had the accurate Riba. This is the consumer of interest.
The consumer of interest, you know, like in Arabic consume and eat are the same word accurate, right? And so he kept eating these stones and being sent back into this reddish water. And they said that red here is not red, like not blood red, but red like gold, you know, it's called red gold. That will last a
long time ago, the yellow gold was called Red Gold, okay. And so gold represents money, you keep going swimming in your money. And if you ever want to climb out of your money, the money you profited with in the interest, you're going to be fed more stones, go back outside, go enjoy your money, want to add the villa.
So this is the grave. Then the next one he mentions, and I'll just
brush over this one. He says every sin people commit, likens them, categorizes them, even if partially with one of the perished, nations that Allah destroyed.
So whatever was deserved by those nations of destruction, a share of that would be deserved by that person. That's Panama. This is the way you're supposed to read human history. The people have looked right, the people of your eye, the people of frown, right? These are the people of unhinged sexual desires, these are the people of unhinged greed, these are the people of tyranny, and so on and so forth, you will get a share of that, unless you repent, all of this is contingent upon, not repenting.
And of course, all of the prayers also that the prophets made against these nations is because of a quality they had it was not a bigotry the prophet had, right a quality. And so these prayers would apply to you as well.
You know, and that's another aspect, which was another subset that we're not going to discuss. He brings all the things the Prophet SAW said let me do against that could land on you, if you commit these things, whether it's drinking alcohol, whether it's the Riba whether it is, you know, cutting ties with your parents and all of this. And then the other category next to it is all the DUA the Prophet SAW Selim made, and the angels make for those who seek forgiveness that you get disqualified from if you're not seeking forgiveness. And these are all pages and pages of do it against you or do it for you,
depending on who you are.
last two, he says that when people commit sins, they lose in reality, with each sin a degree of their humanity, their humaneness and you find this in the Quran, the Quran likens the people of ignorance, the people of transgression that people have misguidance one time with donkeys, right, one time with dogs one time with cattle. And he says these qualities grow inside a person until they solidify and become an inseparable part of their personality. They actually become worse than the animals because the animals can't do any better. And that's why Allah said in the Quran, Allah He can kill an army well whom are evil. They are like cattle just they just follow the herd. They just
keep their heads down. They don't take advantage
of what I've given them to ascend with, to be candidates for my life. But then he says they're worse, they're worse because you could have been better. I chose you for something very special, but you chose to graze with the herd.
And there is an I actually wanted to do like a whole blog about this, but maybe we will at some point in time to expound on it further, but he cites I remember hearing this years ago and it's so profound. He cites a Fianna Marina so if you hadn't Rihanna was
I don't want to say the more Quranic of the two Sofia fans with Sophia nfld. And Sophia Marina were two iconic scholars of the self. One of they were both masters of Quran and Hadith. But Sofia nfld was more known for Hadith. And so if you didn't already know is more known for Quran. Like his insight on Quran is just you'll see, you'll see I'll just demonstrate. So when Allah said, you find this interseeded books when Allah said, Well, ma'am, in the button fill out of the wala pa eating of the year will be Jana highheeled, uma moon and fellow comb that there is no beasts that stomps on this earth, nor any bird that flaps its wings in the sky, except that they are communities OMIM just
What does that mean?
One of the ways this was read Sophia and Marina Rahim Allah, He says among humanity, some of them are like the aggressive predators. They're like the world of the lions and the Tigers and the various aggressive predators. They find satisfaction in hurting others. Arugula, right? He says.
And some have the qualities of dogs and pigs.
And some live to flash their clothing like a peacock. They live for right just to flash their clothes. Look what I'm wearing.
He says and some are as dim witted as a donkey. You know, donkeys have good quality some of but they're known for not being the most intelligent animals are as dim witted as a donkey. He said and some live for territorial battles like the rooster.
The rooster for you guys. I mean, this is like, I know I get it. I'm not agriculturally seasoned either. But the rooster is known for that the rooster is known for I dare someone to cross the line. It's like his favorite thing in the day like yes, someone's coming after my woman. I get to like tear him apart. That's the roosters do they're known. I should say women not woman.
He says some live for territorial battles. who insulted me who offended me Who wants some right like the world does not revolve around you just chill out a little bit. Some people live for this. He says and some hold long grudges like the camel. Camels are known to not forget. Like if you mess with a camel. And you think you know it's squashed and it's been eight years. He's just waiting for you to put your guard to some hold grudges like camel This is known about camels by the way. You can look it up on YouTube.
He says in some are agreeable like birds. Like you know bird, you must send me flies aways like you said even before you mess with him in case if you look like you're about to mess with Amata here, the sky's the limit. I don't need to risk it. He says and some by the way, he kind of goes on the positive side as well. He doesn't some are entirely good like lamps in the Prophet SAW said and praised lambs very much. And many prophets did write.
I don't need to list the benefits of lambs. But if you take care of lambs, the tranquility that comes with and the peace of mind and it even sharpens your your insight and your foresight and so much.
And land lambs are constantly giving. They're known to be very fertile, they'll give you a lot of babies and lambs. You can use their wool without killing them. They'll make more wool for you right so much.
He says, and some are entirely good like lambs, and others are like wolves, the ones that attack the lambs, minding your business trying to help out the world. He still wants to come after you go out of his way to come after you. Some others are like wolves and others are like sneaky foxes. Some will come from the front, some will come from behind.
Communities just like you, communities just like you. So he's saying beware of all of these different personality traits, becoming the new you not in the good sense. You lose your humanity. And you become inferior to the animals because the animals don't have any capacity to do better. The last one
and I'll just read to you a lot of this. He says that and sins corrupted the planet inevitably.
The birds die in the wilderness
From the oppression of the oppressor,
you know, people talk about like the the direct ways they can identify for ruining the planet like global warming. Right? Global warming does this and this does that and that he's saying it's way more than this. It's not just the physical sciences and what they've detected. There's a whole layby element. There's a metaphysical element, where people and animals are harmed, actually harmed objectively hurt damaged by you sitting somewhere else. And I'm not going to get into this, but it's so interesting how the atheists at times, you'd be like, Well, why does God lead to the deer die in the forest fire across the globe? You could have done that you just don't even know it. You just sit
there saying I don't I choose not to believe a god exists. You just haven't identified your responsibility or the culprit, right.
And even in terms of how does it hurt humans and slightly bloody and elsewhere, and Timothy and others, they confirm that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said when our love first created Adam Alehissalaam, He created him Sedona theater on 60 cubits tall, right, there are different wordings and discussion on what this hadith means or its traceability and all of that. But the end of the hadith is where I'm getting to not the beginning. It says and human beings last Al Khalifa Tanaka soon, the creation meaning humans and this hadith continues to get smaller until now, until the time of the Prophet SAW Salem.
Right, it continues to happen. This is because of the nature of this world, generally speaking, involving more and more sinfulness
and Al Hakim narrative and we're stuck. Let me go a little bit macro now.
reports that I issue our mother Aisha Radi Allahu Ana was approached by some of the tampereen and they said to her yet Oh, Ma, oh, our mother had the thena and Zela. Talk to us about earthquakes. Why do earthquakes happen? So she said
either step back was Xena. A fornication extramarital relations, right? Fornication, haram. intercourse, right? If Zina becomes permissible in their eyes if they normalize adultery and fornication
Well, surely better Hammoud and wine becomes drunk meaning openly drunk or prevalently drunk. Well, Dory bet Alma as if and the musical instruments are played. A var Allah houfy Sena II, Allah the Most High becomes jealous, protective jealous not inferior, jealous deficient, jealous like us, becomes jealous above his skies. And so he says yeah, I'll do Zelly be him and says oh earth shake beneath them.
I issue of them Ohana follows up and she says, for interval where Illa had the Muhammad Ali him. They will at that point then through the earthquake, either repent to Allah or he will cause it to crash down upon them.
And there are many narrations where Omar will hubbub during his rule during his reign as the leader of the OMA when an earthquake happened in Medina, he said to the people publicly, if it happens again, let Hoosac you know configure about that I will never live here alongside you any longer you guys are going to have to leave or I'm going to leave.
I know I'm not responsible. And he was not saying that in can see right. There must be something happening here because Allah azza wa jal is fair. And there is a Hadith from the Prophet SAW Salah himself different form now we just left earthquakes let's jump to a different example. In Sudan epidote I believe I'm not mistaken ignore Omar says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says either Tibet, yeah, tomb bilena When you start transacting and ina I'll come back to Audrina in a second it's a form of interest
to buy atom building Valina
well husband has never backed out and he says and you grab hold you grab hold of the the tails of your cows in other words, you get really clingy about your your farms and your your livestock and your your business and, and all of that right.
He says when you withhold golden silver, you start becoming stingy, you're not charitable anymore. What's our optimal Jihad and you give up fighting in the path of Allah. Allah will send affliction upon you from the skies, meaning he will destined that you will be subjugated by your enemies, among other things right. He will destined for you calamities, and he will not remove it from you until you return to your religion had that urge
rodina comb, what does it mean return to your religion? All this stuff in the meaning of Hadith, you stop acting and riba you stop, you know, obsessing over the money or collecting, you stop withholding from those that deserve to be given charity. You stop fearing the people more than you fear, Allah, all of that. And enough, by the way, is one of the many ways
the spiritually blind that try to loophole on Allah. Serena is basically interest. You want to lend someone on interest, but you don't want to say okay, I'm gonna give you 10 You give me 11 later, right? So what do we do? We say, Okay, let's go, we're gonna put something between us something I don't want. I don't need, right. So this is yours, okay.
I'm going to buy it from you for 10
So that I can give you the time. And you promise that you're going to buy it back from me for 11 later
for, you know, in a few years, in other words, this is just a trick. This is something that has no value. We're putting it in the middle as if to offset that what's really happening here is a loan. Right? That's aina.
So the form of interest
Malik giving the dinar one of the tambourine he used to say and I'll be done in five minutes max at Sharla Malika Medina Rahim Allah He used to say, I've read in the wisdoms of all manuscripts he has come across from people of previous nations. I've read in the wisdoms of old that Allah the mighty and majestic has said, I am Allah, the King of kings, the hearts of the kings are in my hands, think of like political oppression now, right? The hearts of the kings are in my hands. Whoever obeys me, I cause them to be a source of affliction for them. I'm sorry. For Allah. Whoever obeys me, I cause them the kings to be a source of mercy for them for the obedience. And whoever disobeyed me, I
caused them to be a source of affliction for them. So do not preoccupy yourself with cursing at the Kings, but repent to me, and I will fill their hearts with compassion for you.
This is not to say like always and forever be politically, you know, apolitical, or politically indifferent or apathetic. But don't forget the source of the issue. That is the source of the issue.
But, you know, it's a hassle versus when they complain to him about like brutal governors and stuff. He said to them the punishment they were asking him to, like take up the swords and lead an army against the hijab, right? He said to them, that the punishment of Allah cannot be fought with swords, and hijab is God's punishment, right? Fix yourselves first, then Allah will enable us to offset these these tyrants, or depose these tyrants. And for the living area, Rahim Allah, he said, and it's an important narration pay attention, he says, Allah has revealed to the earlier prophets, if I am disobeyed by those who know me, I am power against them, those who don't know me.
Because this punishment, sometimes will come faster to the believers,
as a mercy for them. Ultimately, this is the mercy that they can make come back to Allah azza wa jal, right? You know, the Hadith says, My Ummah is an Omega has received special from mercy from Allah, their punishment, meaning the majority of their punishment is in this world, not in the Hereafter. And then he said through turmoil and through being killed and through earthquakes, he said this so it could be a source of mercy. And that is why it says if those who know me the believers disobey me, I will unleash against them those who don't know me, those are going to join them anyway. I haven't biller.
And even every Dounia narrates, in his book or CO bat, the many different cosmic punishments Allah sense that Allah who once said to the angels destroy this town. They said yes, but this man in that town is praying, he prays to you and he believes in you and he's devout.
He said to them begin with his home.
Because his face never grimaced once for my sake.
In other words, he can don't mind his own business. He said, You know, I don't want to like sort of rock the boat. So his face met him out. I'll let you who mean actually yelman His face never once was bothered by what they were doing for my sake.
And that's the idea of like,
You know the Hadith that says, when a sin becomes prevalent in my nation, or when sins he said become prevalent widespread in my nation, Allah would soon blanket them with the punishments.
They said Yeah, Rasul Allah, Allah would destroy us, even if there's righteous people amongst us. And he said, yes, if the evil becomes
in that case, in other narration, in that case, if the evil becomes widespread, they will be struck with whatever struck everybody else.
And then each of them will be resurrected separately.
They will be redirected in the hereafter to Allah's forgiveness and His pleasure.
And so the idea is, if the scenes are happening publicly, that probably means there's no righteous people among you are not enough righteous people among you, right? There's no righteous people because they're condoning it. So they're not righteous anymore for condoning it, or they're not condoning it, but they're insignificant to in which case, it will be a purification for them when the wide punishment comes on everybody. Does that make sense? That would be the issue. Either they are individually righteous, but not pushing back against those not righteous, so you yourself are guilty or part of it. Or you are in fact within yourself upholding Allah's commands and trying your
best to influence others. But you've become so trivial in number than that punishment may strike you all it will raise your ranks while being gay, a quick snatch of the other ones, a vengeful snatch of the other ones.
And so that is a good place to stop I guess ask Allah azza wa jal to grant us all seriousness in our commitments and our ability to snap out of whatever delusions may be slowing down.
Our our march on his straight path subhanho wa taala. May we be of those that quickly repents and quickly compensate? And never be of those duped by shaytaan into thinking we have forever to do so Allahumma Amin SallAllahu wasallam vada kind of Vienna Muhammad Ali he was so heavy a drain