Channel: Mohammed Faqih
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American way of Nova come from a la hora Sula, who has chosen alima. Every time
a great personality
passes away and departs this world. People preoccupy themselves with a couple of things. One, the legacy of that individual and what they have done, and all of a sudden, they remember the great things about them. As a matter of fact, sometimes even their presence is not felt until they're actually gone.
Or something scandalous happens that gets us to pay attention to them and their work and their great accomplishments.
And then the second thing that people preoccupy themselves with
is their fate.
Where do they go from here? Where are they now? Is this person
in heaven? Or in hell? Is this person in Jenna or in jahannam? Right, and then debates begin all over, especially
And there is a lot to be said about this. And we don't have enough time to talk about every aspect. But as a general rule, brothers and sisters,
Allah subhanho wa Taala. There, there are three general principles that I would like to mention today.
Number one, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, you're Latina, Armando, la,
la, la, la, la, la, la, either today, or you believe. Pay attention to your own cells and your own guidance, your own fate, that should be your main concern.
Whoever goes astray, will not harm you. their fate is not your business. What is between them and a loss of Hannah what to Allah is not something that you should concern yourself with.
You are not to say who goes where, when it comes to matters of labor when it comes to matters of akhira? Allah Subhana Allah is the one that sentences people.
One of our modern day scholars,
a young man came to him and he said to him, which group is where, which group is is going to be in Hellfire, and the promises have mentioned is that there are different groups. And the sheriff said to him, Well, I'm not Malik.
He said, What do you mean, you're not Malik? And who's Malik? I didn't say you're Malik. He said, Malik is the
gatekeeper of hellfire.
I don't have the list of who's going to go to hell fire. Nor is that of any of my business.
So we shouldn't preoccupy ourselves with these kind of issues. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a hadith says, men personally Islam in Mali Taku melayani. That part of one's being good Muslim is avoiding that which does not concern them. And every time you preoccupy yourself with something that doesn't concern, you rest assured that it will be at the expense of something that you should be paying attention to. And that concerns you.
Right, and that's why we're told, you know, let your own faults and your own issues and challenges preoccupy you from paying attention to what other people are dealing with. This is this is one principle that we have to remember. The second principle that we have to remember, brothers and sisters, is that a loss of habitat is most just and Allah subhanaw taala is the most merciful and Allah subhanho wa Taala. To Him belongs control to him. to him. It's ultimately Allah Subhana Allah His decision in no one is allowed to interfere between a law and his servants. And when people come and ask me Oh, can I pray for so and so, and that person may belong or if that person belongs to
A category that Allah subhanaw taala forbade us from
praying for I say don't interfere between Allah in His servants.
Don't ask Allah Subhana Allah knew had a Salah Who are you? I mean, no, Allah is Allah was a prophet, one of the greatest prophets of Allah. And Allah specifically told him not to speak to him about those who were who perished in the in the flood.
One of them was his own son.
Noah has a father.
He pleased Allah subhanho wa Taala inquires about his own son in Allah subhanho wa Taala tells him Didn't I tell you not to question me or not to ask me or inquire about those who perished
in the intercooler mineral jehlen, he said in Lebanon and he is part of me, he's part of my family. He's in a lot of pain. And Allah subhanaw taala told him, don't talk to me about that.
No, so Allah did not even give him know how they said I'm an exception, nor did Allah Subhana Allah gives the our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam an exception. There is no exception when it comes to this. Don't ask Allah subhanaw taala what you shouldn't be asking him
and don't question Allah subhanho wa Taala the third principle,
my dear brothers and sisters, that we should remind ourselves with a reminder others with
when it comes to
you know, who deserves guidance and who doesn't deserve guidance Allah Subhana Allah in the Quran says in Surah Baca
Allah subhana wa Taala who Allah will be humble and savvy, he knows who went astray, who is worthy of guidance and who is not worthy of guidance, and I'm going to inshallah, talk about some of the aspects of guidance that we have to remind ourselves with,
and that we should be pursuing and focusing on.
But generally brothers and sisters, we believe, as Allah subhanaw taala told us in the Quran, whoever submits to Allah and believes in Allah azza wa jal
and follows a loss of habitat as guidance for the whole family.
There will be no fear upon them, nor shall they grieve. Allah Subhana Allah Allah in the Quran says, and this is mentioned in multiple places in the Quran.
From Entebbe alhuda, para la Humala, homea, Hassan whoever follows my guidance, there is no fear upon him, or her, nor shall they agree.
And Allah subhanaw taala says, For many tebah, who die of Allah Li l de la escuela, and whoever follows my guidance, will not go astray, nor shall they be miserable, or shall they suffer. This is a general rule. And whoever turns away from Allah subhanho wa Taala and deviates from the path of Allah and rejects the loss of Hannah with the Allah, that Allah subhanaw taala will punish that person. These are general principles and rules that we should all remember. This brings us to the point of sometimes people say How could someone so smart, very intelligent,
someone that was able to figure out something that a lot of people can't even comprehend, let alone
You know, fully understand and explain to the world how could someone so intelligent,
right, not find or not come to terms with the one ultimate truth with the one ultimate fact upon which this whole universe is established, which is the existence of a creator.
And for anyone out there that has doubt regarding the existence of a creator, the existence of a creator, at least to me, is self evident.
and can only be denied by one of three types of people.
an ignorant person is completely ignorant doesn't know anything.
A fool if you will, someone who's who may have some issues
with their cognitive capacity. Right? The second one is someone who is arrogant,
And this is, unfortunately the map the vast majority of many well educated people who deny the existence of a loss of Hana with that arrogance.
And by the way, some of us might say, Well, what do you mean by arrogance? arrogance makes people deny the truth.
I see it every day.
I see it every day, ego and sometimes appears early on. What do you think makes a little change?
Ego self, the love of self and putting yourself preferring yourself over the truth.
Putting yourself ahead of the truth, you don't want to embarrass yourself. That's, that's a form of arrogance. arrogance is actually deeply rooted in ego. And ego is something that we all carry with us, by the way, it's natural. Except that those who are wise are the ones who conquer themselves, those who humble themselves, those who are able to control and suppress the ego and not allow their ego to make them deny the obvious. And some succeed, and others don't. Many don't. Many remain that that like just like that little child that when you confront them with something that you saw with your own eyes, and you're like, why did you do that? I didn't do it. I just saw you doing it. No, I
didn't do it. They deny.
And they sound very innocent and very convincing. They may even cry. They may say it's not fair.
And now you look like the bad guy.
Right? And of course, with children, you have to let go. You shouldn't make a big deal out of it. Right? But teach them that. Don't deny, speak the truth Don't lie. It's okay to make mistakes. It's okay to commit offenses. It's okay. But Humble yourself, repent, just don't lie. Don't lie to yourself, and don't lie to others. And the worst of it is when you lie to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Some people can maintain that ego that ego grows with them.
And they deny the most obvious the Prophet when he defined.
He said, I'll keep Roboto will happy.
He said it is the rejection of the truth, the obvious truth, when someone rejects it, plain truth they rejected
us and looking down upon people, right? Most of us are familiar with one aspect of it which is lumpiness. We all understand how looking down upon someone or despising people is a is a sign of arrogance. But there is something else that is a sign of arrogance, which is the rejection of the truth. Do you think your own didn't realize that Moosa was a prophet from Allah Subhana Allah, and that all the signs and the miracles that Musashi Salaam brought were from Allah.
He knew, he knew.
But he denied
and at some point, Musa alayhis salam had to confront him with that. It says la caja lymphoma, Angela ha, una illallah wa Salatu. Will bosire were in the Lenovo Nokia boora mousse at some point have to have to be honest with with brown and tell him listen, you know for sure that the one that sent these miracles are these signs is the Lord of the heavens and the earth. You know, you're not the Lord of the heavens of the an Earth.
You think, somehow we only enter for I don't want it to be validated as well. He wanted to be accepted. And anyone that didn't accept his, his version of the truth. You know, he may have he named you know, all kinds of names, trolls haters, whatever.
Right. But at some point musala said, I'm told him you know, you know, deep inside, that the one that says this is the Lord of the heavens and earth, but you're rejecting in Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the plan that Pharaoh and his people was I had to be hard, they denied it was say on it. And for some, though deep in their hearts, they knew it was the truth. Goldman were the one.
injustice, wrongdoing and arrogance.
Right people don't want to lose.
Sometimes when we see someone do this, you know, it's we realize how ugly it is.
Right? When we see someone lying, he lies today. And then tomorrow. He said that I lied yesterday. And then the day after that. He said, Well, yesterday, I didn't lie about my life The day before. I was just joking.
And you either lied on day one or day two.
But it can be one of the images very confusing.
And it's all on Twitter. And he tweets it every morning.
lie after lie every day. So when we see someone lie like that, yeah. You think he doesn't know what he's doing? No, it's arrogance. Ego.
This is how far people can go with their ego.
Everyone in the world is wrong, but not me.
So kibble is one of the elements that prevents someone from
submitting to the, to the plain truth to the to the ultimate truth, that there is a God, existence of God.
Now, the third reason why people deny the truth is
out of cowardness. Some people don't have the courage to confront or to deal with this. They just don't. Because if they accept that they're going to go against mainstream
their community that they belong to the scientific community or whatever community they belong to, may reject them,
they will boycott them, they will declare war on them. You have freedom to believe whatever you want, except this.
So some people believe deep inside and they know, and they may even sometimes admitted to those around them. But publicly they don't dare to say it because they are afraid.
And whichever it is, you know, maybe ignorance is a different case. But whether it's arrogance or fear of people, it doesn't make a difference. Ultimately, Allah subhanaw taala gives courage and Allah subhanho wa Taala gives Hidayat to those who deserve it.
So who are those people who deserve hidayah? If we were just to completely to quickly see what are you know, how do we ensure that we have hedaya guidance?
Allah subhanho wa Taala Dr. Ahn tells us familiar already low a dia who Yasha sodre hudl Islam, Allah Subhana, Allah, Allah, whomever he wants to guide, Allah subhanaw taala will expand that individuals heart to Islam, and that will open that individuals chest will open that individual's mind. So open minded, open hearted people,
right, who are humble enough, they are most likely going to be guided by closed minded people on the other hand, or people who don't have you know, open hearts they are not open. They will reject guidance.
keys of guidance is to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala to be continuously in the remembrance of Allah azza wa jal when you forget Allah and that's why you can't take it for granted. And if that's why, if anyone asks you why do you pray five times a day? Part of it is we pray for guidance, so that we can be guided. When you forget Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, you'll forget yourself.
That's why you have to remember a loss of habitat you have to remember who your Creator is and who you belong to have the keys or elements of guidance or reasons for guidance, is reading the divine revelation, the Book of Allah azza wa jal
Allah subhanaw taala answers in the huddle por la de la de la, meme radical key tabula rasa Buffy who the limo team and that's why you find those who are engaged those who engage the poor and constantly, they're always guided. Why?
Because the correct response, as long as they're not arrogant, because there are some who read it, but they're arrogant.
Or as Allah Subhana Allah says, who I let him ama, they're blinded by their own desires and devious, right. But whoever has an open heart and an open mind whenever they read the Quran and continue to engage the Quran, Allah in the Quran answers all the questions and it will repel all you know, doubts and issues and it will heal the hearts of a person who has a disease in his heart.
Right. So that's, that's why you have to engage the Quran, and you have to believe in it, then you have kita bonarda hotellin with the Penal Law says it's a guidance.
And I'm also happy to assist in the hardcore and add it here.
There are many reasons but I want to highlight a couple more reasons for guidance.
And I want you to listen closely to this.
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Surah 24. And look at this verse and the verses before in the verses after the whole context. I wanted to actually today in part of me, I just wanted to basically recite these verses and explain these verses and that should be the hook been amazing. But I just have to pick one verse here that addresses the one point that I want to bring to your attention with regards to who deserves guidance who does Allah subhanaw taala guide you know, sometimes people say the reason I don't obey Allah
messenger is because if Allah guided me I would have been obedient to Allah and His messenger. Listen to this. Allah says please move forward and fill in the gaps
on LTE or LA whoa LTE arrive soon. say to them obey Allah and obey His Messenger. Some people say well the reason I'm not obeying is because I'm not guided listen to this failing talofa in LA Hema hamilo la cama fermentum. But if they turn away, then upon him is only that duty which Allah subhana wa Allah charged them with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if you turn away from him, he has already fulfilled his duty delivered the message to you melora su de la bella Paulina and Miss lucam you have a Anima Ella who Camila had, he has fulfilled his parcel, Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and he works so hard and he sacrificed all of love, I don't even send them and he died upon it. Someone
wanted to send him and he really deep inside genuinely, truthfully, sincerely he desired for each one of us and every one of us to receive guidance and to be guided sallallahu alayhi wasallam so he has done his part, y la cama momentum, and upon you is what you carry, it's your burden your own guidance is your your business. You need to go and search and see what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't said,
and what the prophet sallallahu Sallam lived for and what he died upon. It's your job to do that. Then Allah subhanaw taala says, and this is the principle, this is the I want you to underline this or highlight it, we're in totally Oh,
we're into Leo.
This is Allah Subhana. Allah speaking, Allah says, and if you obey Him, meaning Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you will be rightly guided.
So for those who wonder I'm not obeying Him because I'm not guided you will be guided. If you obey Him, submit to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam guidance, listen to his head he sallallahu alayhi wasallam subjugate your passion to that to be in accordance with what Hama sallallahu alayhi wa sallam brought humble yourself before your messenger before the Prophet of Allah humble yourself before him and before his tradition, and Allah will guide your heart.
Last but not least, do
you see you say, well, very smart person but was not guided. If a person doesn't ask for it, if they don't beg Allah subhanaw taala for it.
That's why we have to continue to beg Allah azzawajal and that's why we have to at least from the rush, mobilizer Gen, one of the gifts that we have is a loss of heart that allows us to pray and when we pray we recite certain Fatiha and then sort of affect how we say it often was stuck in 17 times at least and we should do it more.
So that we can be on the path of guidance until the very last day until the very last breath. May Allah subhanaw taala keep us guided. And may Allah Subhana Allah make us of those who listen I follow the best of where they listen to.
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