Nightly Reminders

Mohammed Faqih


Channel: Mohammed Faqih

File Size: 55.76MB

Share Page
AI generated text may display inaccurate or offensive information that doesn’t represent Muslim Central's views. Therefore, no part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever.

AI Generated Summary ©

The importance of compassion and mercy in Islam is discussed, including the use of the "monster" to obtain mercy and compassion, the importance of praying for the Prophet sallavi, and the importance of avoiding harms and avoiding rushing. The speaker provides five tips for improving image quality, including reading the Quran and listening to people who help, reducing exposure to negative emotions, and taking responsibility for one's actions to avoid harms and lead to better life. The importance of mental health issues and avoiding harms is also emphasized.

AI Generated Transcript ©

00:00:01--> 00:00:06

Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh My dear brothers and sisters

00:00:11--> 00:00:23

I welcome you to tonight's session in sha Allah Tana. We begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala who has allowed us to come to this

00:00:24--> 00:00:25

to this evening,

00:00:27--> 00:00:41

safe and sound in sha Allah and those who may be suffering any ailment or any pain we ask Allah azza wa jal to alleviate their pain and they're suffering and to reward them and to give them full and speedy recovery.

00:00:44--> 00:00:48

We should all praise Allah subhanaw taala and thank him for his blessings upon us.

00:00:49--> 00:00:53

We should praise him for every

00:00:54--> 00:01:40

aspect of these blessings. Allah subhanaw taala whatever he puts us through is good for us in it. There is Rama there is mercy in it. So let's begin inshallah to Allah Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allahumma and Serbian M and net Mateen it will be a Hedeman Huntik of iminco hakodesh recollect Velyka Abdullah Khashoggi Yara banana Kameoka and building illegit earlier while you're on the missile tonic Aloha MinnesotaCare hire her the leader will hold on to her. When are they going to show you how the leader will show the MOBA to her about Allah subhanho wa Taala is a Rama and he is a Rahim. Both of these names are

00:01:40--> 00:01:49

derived from Rama, which means compassion and mercy. Allah azza wa jal there is I don't believe that there is

00:01:50--> 00:02:27

anything that is highlighted or mentioned or alluded to in the Quran, more than than this aspect, the book itself, the Quran was sent as a Rama on a zero mineral Qurani Maha Shiva or hammer to limb or many. So Allah refers to it as a Rama as an it's, it's mercy. It's an act of compassion and mercy from Allah subhanho wa taala. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whom Allah sent he was sent as a prophet and a messenger of Rama, when there are a Seneca Illa Rahmatullah me to the whole world, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

00:02:28--> 00:02:39

and everything in everything that Allah Subhana Allah does, or puts his servant through, there is a Rama and there's something that caught my attention.

00:02:42--> 00:02:47

As I was contemplating and reviewing

00:02:48--> 00:02:52

some material about the recent developments, that

00:02:54--> 00:03:03

people are starting to, to see the various positive aspects of this global crisis.

00:03:05--> 00:03:27

But how does Allah subhanaw taala? I mean, you know, through hardship and adversities, and calamities, and tests and trials, where is Rama in it? Someone may may ask this question every time, Rahim Allah addressed this issue in multiple places, and more in more in more than one book of his,

00:03:28--> 00:03:29

you know, that he wrote,

00:03:30--> 00:03:32

In one particular place.

00:03:34--> 00:03:47

He says, Well, Emile rahmati, he have the mercy and the compassion of Allah. And not also Are they human Dooney. Our Cadabra is the fact that Allah subhanaw taala caused or allowed or dunya made dunya

00:03:48--> 00:04:07

a place of hardship and difficulties. It's not, it's not a place where you can just completely rest and relax and retire and just have, you know, 100%, comfort and enjoy. There's always some hardship that comes with dunya. As a matter of fact, it is a place that is

00:04:08--> 00:04:09

filled with hardship.

00:04:11--> 00:04:50

Then he says the Las corno elaida so that they do not get comfortable and settle for it. Because Allah created them for something bigger. What I ultimately know Elena, they don't, Allah doesn't want them to settle for it. And just, you know, you know, get used to it and become attached to it. Right? Well, hobo any name and multimedia data, who would you add it because it will be at the expense of something bigger and better, which is what Allah Subhana Allah has prepared for the believers in the hereafter. So every now and then, Allah subhanaw taala reminds us of how,

00:04:52--> 00:04:59

how inefficient how incomplete, how low this life is.

00:05:00--> 00:05:06

Allah subhanaw taala puts us through these trials and tribulations. Then he says

00:05:08--> 00:05:24

that the reason he does this Femina humbly you're at home the reason Allah subhanaw taala deprives them sometimes it takes away from them is to qualify to make them qualify to receive something even bigger. So he withholds he takes away from them so that he can give them something better.

00:05:25--> 00:06:10

What Taylor who you are via home and he tests them with hardships or that he would bestow upon them wellness. When they, when they when they finally receive it, they appreciate it. What am I to humbly you're here home, and Allah subhanaw taala causes them death so that they that he would Grant them eternal, eternal and better life in the hereafter. So in everything that Allah subhanaw taala does, there is Rama there is it. There's beauty in it. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was described as as a prophet of mercy. And his companions were described as people who were filled or who had hearts that were full of compassion and Rama.

00:06:11--> 00:06:44

Who deserves the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Naramata Allah He it wouldn't mean and mercy Nene. It is those who excel in doing good deeds that are most worthy of the Rama of Allah subhanho wa Taala and what I want you to do in sha Allah Tala, I'm going to you know for those who have a must have handy if you don't have one, inshallah Tada if you can grab one and shout law translation, I want you to look a few verses, and you know, for me, Inshallah, so I'm going to give you a few seconds

00:06:46--> 00:06:48

and I just want you to

00:06:55--> 00:06:57

Okay, now go with me to

00:06:59--> 00:07:00

circle an arm.

00:07:01--> 00:07:02

Circle an arm.

00:07:05--> 00:07:05


00:07:11--> 00:07:14

to verse 133.

00:07:16--> 00:07:43

What a book Eleni you the Rama Allah subhanaw. Taala describes himself as someone who is full of Rama Subhana wa Iesha. You Hibbard come, where stuff stuck lift me remember the Akamai Sha? Allah says if he wishes if he wants, he can replace you, he can remove you, all of you. Not a small percentage but all of you if he wishes, then he brings other people, but Allah azza wa jal is full of Rama subhanho wa taala. He doesn't do that. Subhanallah dad

00:07:47--> 00:07:48

Allah azza wa jal

00:07:50--> 00:07:56

says whare Murthy was yet Kula che, or actually rather I want you to go to

00:07:57--> 00:08:44

another surah in the Quran sort of calf that we recite every Friday. Look up verse 58. What are bukanlah for the Rama in one ayah Allah as he describes himself as Alleghany, with Rama, the one who is self sufficient, who doesn't need anyone, but he is full of Rama. And if there is anything, you know, and I hope that this is going to be a transformative experience for all of us. There is anything that this crisis showed us is that Allah azza wa jal doesn't need us he doesn't need our to be bad. He is a funny Subhana wa taala. He doesn't need anything from us. Right? So Allah describes himself as Eleni with Rama. He is self sufficient, but He is compassionate and merciful. subhanho wa

00:08:44--> 00:08:51

taala. Right, though he doesn't need us but he subhanho wa Taala is kind to us.

00:08:53--> 00:09:05

In the eye of Surah Al gaff 5058 Allah subhanho wa Taala describes himself what Abu Kola Phu Rama describes himself as one who is most forgiving

00:09:07--> 00:09:35

and full of mercy subhanho wa Taala lo UEFI. The home be Mecca symbol if Allah azza wa jal was to hold us accountable for every offense for everything that we have done. Like I janela homeowner, Allah, Allah would have hastened his punishment, but let him do it. But however, there is a day of judgment. If Allah subhanaw taala wanted, he could have wiped everyone that there is a day of judgment. For now in dunya, we experience a small amount of the punishment of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah,

00:09:36--> 00:09:45

so that we can give back to Allah azza wa jal repent and turn to Allah subhanaw taala and this is all from his mercy subhanho wa taala.

00:09:46--> 00:09:48

I want you to also

00:09:50--> 00:09:51

go to

00:09:52--> 00:09:56

that I think I'm really rushing you here. I want you to look at this for me

00:09:58--> 00:09:59


00:10:07--> 00:10:10

Oh, there you go. I found that bookmark. Okay.

00:10:12--> 00:10:15

Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says

00:10:18--> 00:10:18

in surah

00:10:21--> 00:10:29

Al is Surah Surah 54 verse 54 Circle Israelite Surah Surah 16

00:10:30--> 00:10:56

Surah 17 Sorry verse 54, Allah subhana wa Tada says, rockbrook from Allah mobile, Allah Subhana Allah knows your best, he knows you more than anyone else. Iesha your Hancom II Asha, you have zip code, if he wants to show you mercy he can and if he wants, he can punish you subhanho wa taala. However, Allah subhanho wa Taala is showing us mercy. Now.

00:10:57--> 00:11:00

The Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala

00:11:01--> 00:11:15

is vast. And Allah subhanho wa Taala brings us to his mercy in various ways. One of these ways is that Allah subhanho wa Taala causes some of us to suffer some fear anxiety

00:11:16--> 00:11:57

so that Allah azza wa jal would forgive our sins, right? Or cause us to come back to him or repent to Him and see how whatever we had was great, and we didn't really appreciate it. So Allah subhanaw taala guess makes us appreciate what we have. Another way is that, through that suffering, Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives our sins, some of the offenses that we committed, just simply without even necessarily, you know, you know, suffering like what some other people are going through, just simply that being frightened in and of itself and asking Allah for forgiveness that in and of itself, qualifies us to have some of our sins forgiven by ALLAH SubhanA with ALLAH, ALLAH SubhanA wa

00:11:57--> 00:12:28

Allah causes us to suffer sometimes so that we would ALLAH SubhanA would elevate our ranks. The other day, or actually, last night, a very good friend of mines a mentor, a teacher, a physician himself, you know, shared with us that he tested positive. So, you know, in one of his private messages that he sent, he says, this is from the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa taala. This is from the Mercy of Allah azza wa jal. So, because Allah azza wa jal

00:12:30--> 00:12:37

elevates the rank of the believer who is thankful for whatever Allah azza wa jal puts him through.

00:12:39--> 00:13:24

So, Allah azza wa jal subhanho wa Taala makes us test, you know, some of his, some of his subhanaw taala not His wrath, just a taste of it, so that we would come back to him, you know, in every verse, not every verse, most of the verses of the Quran that talk about the punishment of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, in that same verse of the order, the following verse, Allah subhanaw taala opens the doors of his mercy, to his creation and to His servants and Allah subhanaw taala invites him and I want you to go look up verses that talk about the punishment of Allah somewhere you're going to find Allah subhanaw taala talking about his mercy, Allah subhanaw taala offering people the

00:13:24--> 00:13:55

chance to repent and come back to him so that they would qualify for His mercy. Now, the believers Allah azza wa jal teaches us and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teach us that the believers are supposed to seek the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala they're supposed to pursue the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala through various means, through their belief through their Eman, holding on to their faith, even when they are tested. They seek the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala through their sacrifices that they make.

00:13:57--> 00:14:46

They seek the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala through their struggles, they seek the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa taala. It is these type of people who are willing or who are committed to their faith and are willing to struggle for the sake of Allah and sacrifice who qualified for the Mercy of Allah Subhana Allah, Allah azza wa jal says, in Surah Al Baqarah verse 218, in Levina, ama no one Lavina Hajra Raja hadoo feasability Allah, Allah Rahmatullah the ones that hope and have a chance in the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala are those who believe in Allah subhanaw taala those who sacrifice by giving up you know, lifestyle by

00:14:47--> 00:14:55

specifically this I mentioned hijra, which I had with Isabella and they struggle for the cause of Allah subhanho wa taala.

00:14:57--> 00:14:59

Those type of people Allah

00:15:00--> 00:15:15

Hannah, what are the promises of them? Mercy of Allah azza wa jal, the believer seek the Mercy of Allah through dua, especially at times of adversity and difficulty. Allah azza wa jal praises those who say that are better naturasil

00:15:17--> 00:16:02

And I will have learned I mean, I don't Kurama or Allah do not cause our hearts to deviate, and grant us from you mercy. Allah subhanaw taala praises the people of the cave who actually shun their society and ran away from persecution, and of their dua was Robina attina Milla don't Kurama and oh Allah grant us mercy, right. So brothers and sisters, as we go through, you know, this, this particular experience, let us remember the Mercy of Allah and ask Allah azza wa jal for His mercy, but there are other ways that through which we can actually qualify to receive the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala for sure, through sacrifice and through devotion to Allah subhanaw taala and

00:16:02--> 00:16:25

through dua, we can achieve the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa taala. However, there are other practical steps that we can actually follow and take into consideration to receive the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa taala. Allah azza wa jal shows mercy to those who show mercy to other people.

00:16:26--> 00:16:33

And before I go further, I just want to share with your Hadith, on the authority of Maliki, when and why it is.

00:16:35--> 00:17:06

Especially for those of us who are now spending time with their family, those of us who may not be I mean it may not be directly related, but but listen to this story and you tell me in Charlotte Allah maybe during the discussion, or when we have our inshallah to Allah we're planning to have more one on one interaction with with every with the community members. I want you to listen to this hadith Malik worldwide with says the following, but attained via sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

00:17:07--> 00:17:11

When I know Shabbat, Shabbat when matakauri born, right?

00:17:12--> 00:17:27

He said we came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as young men as young as youth, close in age for a commoner in the hood. Shereena Leila. So we spent with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam 20 Nights, right? That's almost three weeks.

00:17:28--> 00:17:42

So they spent with the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam, they left their their people their territory, and they came to spend time with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sunnah apparently, to learn from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

00:17:44--> 00:18:31

for one Nash Tekna Elena. So he said that after about 20 days, he the process sallallahu alayhi wa sallam thought that we started to miss our family members. Our family was the Elena I'm mental Organifi Elina Barna. So he said, Who did you leave behind? I mean, where do you come from what you know, so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked them about their families. And he said, What can Araki Rahima the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam was very compassionate, and it was very tender, and was very kind SallAllahu I think he was setting them. So when they told him, you know, minutes, maybe some of them said I left my parents I left my wife and children. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi

00:18:31--> 00:19:15

wa sallam said to them for Karla era Giro Illa le come for a limo. This what you got is enough. Now they're there with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam, he said, but out of his compassion and mercy, and because he thought that they were homesick and he thought that they are missing their family members and their family members may be missing them. The Prophet said, This is enough. Go back to your families, to your loved ones, teach them well Morrow home and command them teach them and lead them well so Luke came out on eighth or morning or Sunday and pray as you saw me pray. So he's telling them to go pray with your family members. Were either how not is Salah failure, then a

00:19:15--> 00:19:24

Hadoken. And when the salah time comes that one of you call the event, familia, familia are more compact barroco

00:19:25--> 00:19:45

familia or Macomb baraka and let the eldest of you lead the salah. Go back to your family members, stay with them, teach them, command them, lead them by example, when it's time for Salah. Pray as you see me pray, let one of you call the event and then let the eldest lead the prayer.

00:19:47--> 00:19:50

I will let you reflect on this I shall but that right.

00:19:52--> 00:19:54

The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

00:19:55--> 00:20:00

taught the Sahaba to pursue the Mercy of Allah Subhana Allah

00:20:00--> 00:20:03

or even through a simple gesture or

00:20:04--> 00:20:47

act etiquette of making dua for someone that Allah Subhana Allah grants that person mercy. So either out of the head of women I intentionally I mentioned in this particular Hadith, because it came up today in a discussion that I was having with someone SubhanAllah. And then I was actually having a discussion also with a group of doctrines, and one of them was saying was talking about how, you know, Islam teaches us and some other also, faith traditions have very similar etiquette, that when someone sneezes that we say, your hammock Allah, it's very interesting. May Allah show you mercy. Right. And I'm not going to analyze it. I'm not going to go through the whole discussion. But when

00:20:47--> 00:20:54

someone has sneezes, we say sneezes, we say in that person says Alhamdulillah, praises ALLAH SubhanA wa taala.

00:20:55--> 00:21:04

And the individuals who hear him say, Alhamdulillah are supposed to pray that Allah subhanaw taala bestows mercy on him.

00:21:06--> 00:21:45

The other hammock Allah, and we need to continue this tradition, obviously. Right. And one of the reasons I brought this up is because, you know, people are joking about this. Now, and this is not a joking matter. Right? When someone sneezes, and that person says that Hamdulillah we should say, our hammock Allah, and if it's one of our family members, we should teach them to say Alhamdulillah and that person upon hearing the person saying, your hammock, Hola, they should say, Yeah, de como la, while you select that icon, right? This is where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam taught us, this is one of the basic etiquettes it continue it, you know, we continue to be committed to them. We

00:21:45--> 00:22:15

don't joke about these things. And we don't take it lightly. Right. So this idea that when someone sneezes, that we tell that person to go somewhere else, or we crack jokes, or we yell at that person or we become offended. Obviously, this is all from the individual's lack either of understanding the true spirit or, or because we just joke about everything, especially when we're under stress, that this is not something that we need to joke about. Right? Continue to

00:22:17--> 00:22:21

ask for the Mercy of Allah Subhana Allah even when we have symptoms, right?

00:22:22--> 00:22:24

My dear brothers and sisters,

00:22:25--> 00:22:37

the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam tells us that it is those who show who show compassion to others that Allah Subhana Allah will show compassion and mercy to

00:22:39--> 00:23:17

those who act upon this quality of Rahima even by the way when they sell or when they buy, so we're under a lot of stress. You know, people are, you know, rushing, everybody wants to get whatever they need for themselves or for their families, but we need to remember to be courteous to one another. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the Rahim Allah who may Allah give mercy to a person somehow either via what either stairway the Qatada a person who is kind when they sell or when they buy,

00:23:18--> 00:23:35

or obviously when they seek judgment as well. So be kind, kind people, Allah Subhana Allah shows them mercy. We're in the mire. harmala Homina Abadi Arahama, also Allah subhana wa Taala tells us that

00:23:39--> 00:24:01

you know, sorry, the prophesy sent him in a story taught us about a man who actually saw an animal, right, you know, the story of the dog that, that where a man showed that dog an act of compassion and mercy, and provided the dog was with some water and Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted that from him.

00:24:03--> 00:24:09

The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, also, another source by the way for them, or another

00:24:10--> 00:24:46

tip to earn the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala is the fact that the prophets are selling made dua for an individual for any person that prays for rock as before us all. So I urge you and myself, right. Obviously, it's not one of the like daily, sunnah. neuroactive you know, like the one before the hot and before before and after Lahore or before Fajr but the prophesy seller made dua for a person who prays for Raka before also

00:24:48--> 00:24:56

mind you, what I'm trying to inshallah get to tonight, is what are the kinds of acts that we can do that will increase

00:24:57--> 00:25:00

our chance in receiving the

00:25:00--> 00:25:44

Mercy of Allah Subhana Allah Allah because we're very, very desperate. Right? So one of these tips is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Rahim Allah home run Salah Pablo la serie Aragon May Allah Subhana Allah shower a person with Mercy who prays for rock as before acid. So if we can do this in sha Allah azza wa jal, if we can maintain this, again, it's voluntary, you don't have to but pray for rock as before us. And you have one of two ways to pray. Either you pray, you know, two sets of terracotta meaning you pray to rock and you say Salaam and then you pray to maracas, or if you choose to pray all four of them just make sure that you don't sit in the second

00:25:44--> 00:25:48

raka however, the best way to do it is to pray to and to inshallah.

00:25:54--> 00:25:55

Beautiful Hadith,

00:25:56--> 00:26:41

Leia harmala Humann their humaneness the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allah will not show mercy to someone who does not show mercy to people, all people, regardless, not only our kind, but everyone. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam In another Hadith and I want you to listen to this hadith. I want you to listen to this beautiful, interesting Hadith, the prophet EBMs ruderal the Allahu Anhu said, Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Len told me no habitat or hameau or Hector, or hameau you will not be considered to be true believers until you become compassionate and merciful. Until you start showing compassion and mercy to other people.

00:26:43--> 00:27:18

Follow they said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam coluna Rahim Allah rasool Allah, we all have compassion and mercy. The Prophet said, Tyler Inaho Lee said the rahmati ahead equals Sahiba. The Prophet said, I'm not talking about you showing compassion and kindness, and showing mercy to your friends to your loved ones. This is something that we can all do. Right? We all do. I mean, naturally, we have that compassion, and love for our loved ones for our children, for our Shala for our spouses, right. He said, That's not what I'm talking about.

00:27:19--> 00:27:28

I'm not talking about Ramat. I'm not talking about rahmati ahaadeeth consolable. The Prophet said, when I came to Russia to nurse,

00:27:29--> 00:27:56

Rama to lamb, what I'm talking about is compassion and mercy to everyone. Unconditional mercy and compassion for everyone. Caring for other people, even those that don't look like you or talk like you, or, you know, act like you show showing mercy to everyone caring for everyone. There is one thing Subhanallah there's, you know, one of the beautiful outcomes of this, of this global

00:27:58--> 00:28:14

crisis that we have, is that people started to care for one another. We started to notice, we realized that we all we all, you know, we're all humans, right? So we need to maintain this we need to maintain

00:28:15--> 00:28:20

this beautiful quality that we're being taught now. And we need to act upon it.

00:28:21--> 00:28:26

reinforce it, internalize it, and make it

00:28:27--> 00:28:35

you know, make it something that becomes second nature, that we care and show compassion to everyone. This is the Prophet sallallahu Sallam saying,

00:28:36--> 00:28:55

big homie you will find this hadith for those who want to find this hadith you will find the Hadith in October Ronnie, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam it's a it's a sound Hadith. The Prophet sallallahu sallam said that you are not true believers until you are capable of showing mercy to others.

00:28:56--> 00:28:57

sal Allahu Allahu Allah

00:29:03--> 00:29:10

the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, baby who will meet me Allah Subhana Allah has peace and blessings be upon him,

00:29:11--> 00:29:12


00:29:15--> 00:29:50

us to be the most compassionate to to those who are around him, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told the Sahaba that ultimately, the the the reason or the qualification for someone to enter Jannah on the Day of Judgment will be the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala by being the recipient of the Mercy of Allah, it's not that individuals deeds, necessarily per se that will actually grant him gender but the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala so they said, even your messenger of Allah said, even me,

00:29:51--> 00:29:59

only it is by the mercy of Allah Subhana Allah Allah, would I enter Jannah and that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he

00:30:00--> 00:30:10

He himself was was the epitome so Allahu Allah he was setting him was was the greatest example of gender Salah ha of Rama sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

00:30:12--> 00:30:15

when they asked him to curse, the,

00:30:16--> 00:30:28

those who persecuted him from Allah, Allah He was eliminated abused him. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam refused and he said, I was sent as mercy in the Midwest to Rama.

00:30:29--> 00:30:52

My dear brothers and sisters, I ask Allah subhanho wa taala, to make us of those who are capable of compassion, those who show compassion to others. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us realize that there is mercy and whatever is happening, right? I mean, subhanAllah I was just

00:30:53--> 00:31:14

looking up some information and I found out that there is 31% improvement in the quality of air in certain parts of the world simply because people are not driving they're not outdoors as much as they used to Subhanallah and this is this is a very significant improvement. Right?

00:31:16--> 00:31:17


00:31:18--> 00:31:44

shefford Ramallah Saudi Rahim Allah said, Sharia the entire Sharia is actually established upon Rama in every aspect of the Sharia. Right Rama is the foundation, Allah subhanaw taala sent this religion as a Rama and that's why whenever there is a religious duty, that could jeopardize or that could

00:31:45--> 00:31:54

put someone someone's life or health at risk, we are exempt from it or there is a concession that is given

00:31:55--> 00:32:24

out of consideration for that individuals or for the communal you know, health for the communal communal well being right. This is a beautiful religion, a religion of mercy, right? Hopefully inshallah to Allah, we see the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. In whatever is happening, and the outcome, we ask Allah azza wa jal not to deprive us from His mercy we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us of those who listen and follow the best of what they listen to.

00:32:26--> 00:32:29

In sha Allah let's see if we have any questions here.

00:34:32--> 00:34:34

shallow look up your questions

00:34:38--> 00:34:39

like What is it against me?

00:35:37--> 00:35:37


00:39:29--> 00:39:31

Can you hear me now? Okay

00:39:34--> 00:39:36

I think the sound is back I lost it for some reason

00:39:39--> 00:39:40

I can now

00:39:41--> 00:39:50

I yeah I am saying something on the microphone though sorry. There's we had some technical difficulty for some reason the sound was gone

00:39:51--> 00:40:00

and I couldn't hear myself right now I can hear myself I'm not sure if you can hear me there is a few seconds delay so if i

00:40:00--> 00:40:07

I'm repeating myself, I'm just I just want to make sure that you're hearing me I was going through some of the questions that you sent.

00:40:10--> 00:40:17

Okay, so a question here. How can I keep my focus during salah?

00:40:18--> 00:40:24

And how should I keep my Eman strong? This is a fully loaded question.

00:40:25--> 00:40:30

So two part questions How can I keep my focus during Salah

00:40:33--> 00:40:35

there are some internal

00:40:36--> 00:40:38

factors and external

00:40:40--> 00:40:46

elements that can help increase our focus when we are praying.

00:40:47--> 00:40:50

The internal elements include

00:40:53--> 00:41:04

our state, the state of our heart, and what is preoccupying our hearts and our thoughts and what is occupying our mind. And

00:41:06--> 00:41:20

the less the less the lesser, whatever clutter is, in jams, our hearts in terms of matters of duniya and sins and whatever we do that

00:41:21--> 00:41:37

interferes with our connection with Allah subhanaw taala, the lesser we have of that the stronger our connection with be will be with Allah subhanho wa taala. So reduce your your, I don't want to call it intake your exposure to these things.

00:41:39--> 00:42:23

or reduce your exposure to things that will just jam or pollute your heart so that your heart is pure and and it's always attached to Allah subhanaw taala to the best of your ability, obviously. And if something happens, doing self harm, asking Allah Subhana Allah for forgiveness should clear the heart or should purify the heart. So take care of the internal factor, right, it's very important that the heart part of the internal factor is making sure that that we have our Nia in the right place that we're doing whatever we're doing, to please Allah subhanaw taala, one of the scholars that was who were known for their focus or their who are in Salah. Whenever he prayed, he

00:42:23--> 00:42:57

used to people were amazed by his level of focus. So, you know, one time someone, you know, asked him, you know, how do you do this is? And he he responded with one one word, he said, do? Do you realize or do you understand who it is I'm facing or I'm standing before? In other words, he reminds himself, you know, he's always that he's standing before Allah subhanaw taala the Almighty, so, so just get that thought. Right? Make sure that you focus you tell yourself, you know,

00:42:59--> 00:43:04

that you have you exercised my mindfulness, and you tell yourself

00:43:05--> 00:43:12

that I'm standing before Allah subhanaw taala the Almighty, the creator of the universe subhanho wa Taala

00:43:15--> 00:43:20

our Lord our Creator, so remind yourself right internally and

00:43:26--> 00:43:34

number two number three right so we said one purify your heart, remind yourself of who it is that you're standing before.

00:43:35--> 00:44:08

Number three, some some scholars are also recommended that we remember our fate you know consider this your last Salah for instance, what if this is your last Salah How are you going to perform that Salah right. So these are internal thoughts and processes that could help you in sha Allah Tala focus. Now there are other external factors some of which come before Salah some of which during Salah alright to help to help you maintain pleasure in Salah. Focus in Salah before Salah praying on time.

00:44:09--> 00:44:25

You know, being mindful while you're actually making an adult, right, just not going through will do just rushing through will do but reminding yourself that you are purifying yourself to stand before Allah subhanaw taala giving yourself enough time and not rushing, right.

00:44:27--> 00:44:47

eliminating any distractions, any external distractions, noise or anything that could be distracting, right? Praying your sunnah, right in preparation for Salah. All of these things help you focus during your Salah Tisha Allah may Allah subhanaw taala help us improve the quality of our prayers

00:44:49--> 00:44:51

keeping this Imana strong

00:44:54--> 00:45:00

again, this is a this require actually I would I would actually suggest that we do an entire

00:45:00--> 00:45:10

Our session on this how can we boost our image and keep our image strong but I will give you five five tips five things to consider for now. reading Quran

00:45:11--> 00:45:25

Quran increases our iman, our faith in Allah subhanaw taala number two begging Allah Subhana Allah Allah and praying to Him that Allah Subhana Allah maintain helped helps you maintain your email and increase your email.

00:45:27--> 00:45:28

Number three,

00:45:29--> 00:45:39

remembering Jenna, what our last letter has prepared for the believers and reminding yourself also of hellfire, thinking about Jenna and hellfire and reading about them,

00:45:40--> 00:45:53

increases one's Amen. Number four, reading the stories of the most inspirational figures in our history, prophets and messengers and righteous people

00:45:55--> 00:46:06

reading their stories and what they had to go through and what they said. Even their statements right. Increase help increase our iman number five, right.

00:46:08--> 00:46:18

Connecting with people whose presence in your life help increase your iman talking to people who are very positive people who are righteous. They help

00:46:19--> 00:46:55

you know, help you maintain your Eman and faith in Allah subhanaw taala and increase your email. There are some people that when you talk to them, when you're around them, when you communicate with them. They help increase your email. When you listen to them. They help increase your email. And there are people that when you listen to them or when you hang out with them, they cause your email to decrease what are the biller? So avoid these people and instead, hang out with people who help increase your email. May Allah Subhana Allah help us improve the quality of our Salah and keep our Eman intact and help us increase our iman

00:47:02--> 00:47:14

what are the relevant sewers we can share with our families. In the light of this situation, any sort of the Quran is irrelevant. The whole Quran is irrelevant.

00:47:15--> 00:47:19

There are certain sections in the Quran that could be

00:47:22--> 00:47:33

could be maybe a little more relevant. But sutras that talk about the heart you know, prophets and messengers and righteous people who went through difficulties or hardships

00:47:35--> 00:47:50

similar to La Milan has that in it. Right? What the Sahaba and what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had to endure sort of the hisab Surah 33. So in Surah, three, you will find verses that

00:47:52--> 00:48:18

teach us how to get through our hard times and, you know, remind us of the virtue of enduring hardship. Remind verses that told the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam and his companions that they will be tested just like those were before them, right? verses in the Quran that help the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I can think of one particular Surah that

00:48:19--> 00:48:43

you know, generally all of the sources of the Quran should boost our Eman, but one particular surah I can't think of one but I can think of sections within different various sources. Maybe in Charlotte, Allah, I'm actually as a matter of fact working with some of our students in compiling a list of these sections or verses of the Quran. Good for us to really reflect upon and ponder upon. And you know, the other day I was just

00:48:45--> 00:49:22

talking about the verse that talked about the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know, the companions of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam seeing the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam develop symptoms, and in that it fever, headache, fatigue, salallahu Alaihe Salam, and they saw him physically decline Salah earlier. So, you know, physical physically getting weaker and weaker sallallahu alayhi wa sallam until he could no longer go to the masjid and pray he could at some point he couldn't leave the salah. And then at some point he couldn't even join in this allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

00:49:24--> 00:49:59

The members of his household saw saw the process of them passing out sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he was in a lot of pain, sal Allahu Allah. So Allah azza wa jal, this was one of the hardest. As a matter of fact, the greatest of all climate is that the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had to endure. Yet Allah azza wa jal in the verse in which the law talks about the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at the end of the verse, Allah says, was AGC Lao *reen. Allah azza wa jal will reward those of you who are going to be

00:50:00--> 00:50:02

grateful, those who will be thankful

00:50:03--> 00:50:05

right? So Harlem

00:50:07--> 00:50:19

so look up these verses, verses that talked about what the Sahaba and what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had to go through sort of Azov as I said, surah Allah Imran and

00:50:21--> 00:50:23

salted toga, right.

00:50:25--> 00:50:40

But inshallah we'll This is a great idea. We'll try to compile a list of sections and passages from the Quran that are very relevant for our time that you can study with your family members inshallah.

00:50:43--> 00:51:02

Inshallah, there are some questions that I'm going to leave for my colleagues or for I think this is more of a logistical, can someone compile that what inshallah you know, some of these suggestions that you have in sha Allah, we're going to consider them either later on.

00:51:15--> 00:51:31

There is a very difficult question that I'm being asked here. And I see that multiple people are asking this question, how do we reconcile the idea that Allah is the best of all planners, but evil still falls upon us?

00:51:33--> 00:51:37

How do we fully process this, this is a tough one, this is a difficult one.

00:51:38--> 00:51:43

I think we need a panel here, of mental health professionals,

00:51:44--> 00:51:50

spiritual people, scholars, religious scholars, people who have to,

00:51:51--> 00:51:55

to break this down. It's a very difficult

00:51:56--> 00:52:01

concept to, to explain. But nonetheless,

00:52:03--> 00:52:10

this, you know, having trust in the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa taala. And knowing that Allah has no agenda

00:52:13--> 00:52:44

is all wise and knowing that Allah subhanaw taala is all merciful, subhanAllah with that, full of compassion subhanho wa Taala and that he wants what is best for his servants, right? Can perhaps, you know, help us, you know, process this in a positive way. But let me just be a little, you know, I want to be honest here and say, brothers, this is we have, we ought to really

00:52:47--> 00:52:59

not as individuals, I'm not talking to you, per se, but as human beings, we have to take responsibility for our own actions. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, that

00:53:00--> 00:53:07

what is what happens, all of the misfortunes that happen, that appear on land, and

00:53:08--> 00:53:59

you know, even in the sea, in the, in the oceans, of our old facade, we will bury will bury Allah subhanaw taala says, Be Makassar but he didn't notice, because of what people have earned, because of the choices that we human beings make. Because some of the habits and some of the lifestyles and some of the practices that we engage in, right, we continue to do things, even some some of these practices go against what Divine laws came to, you know, prohibit, so that because they have evil consequences, but we want to do whatever we want, we feel like doing so we continue to do this and we continue to abuse, some of the natural resources, we continue to abuse one another, exploit the

00:53:59--> 00:54:09

weak, so we do things that result into these sorts of disasters. Right and then we suffer, right?

00:54:10--> 00:54:31

So we have to take responsibility. And Allah azza wa jal in the verse in which he says that these things happen because of what you earn because of what you're doing. law prophesied of will very well. Even in that verse, Allah says, leave the home Bala Livia hamilo. Allah says, so that Allah when these things happen, Allah makes them taste Allah makes them taste

00:54:32--> 00:54:45

a portion of what they have done, little bit of what they have done. Lando Miata Geralyn, even then, it is meant things go wrong. We do things that cause you know,

00:54:47--> 00:54:51

pain and suffering. Right and alasa makes us you know,

00:54:53--> 00:55:00

you know, suffer because of what what we do, so that Allah Subhana Allah brings us back to the right path Landerholm

00:55:00--> 00:55:16

The origin so that we may come back Allah subhana, Allah doesn't just wipe us out. So you failed, you're all gone, now, you failed, you're going to suffer the consequences of your failures. Learn from that, from that, right? And come back to Allah subhanaw taala come back to the right path.

00:55:17--> 00:55:33

And it's just a cycle. This is sunnah. Every time we fail, something happens, and ALLAH SubhanA wa italic, you know, you know, when we suffer, we come back to Allah azza wa jal, hopefully, we will come back to Allah subhanaw taala. And hopefully, we

00:55:34--> 00:55:40

take responsibility for some of our actions and what we're going through, right, we cannot,

00:55:41--> 00:56:33

we cannot let this go without fully, or to the best of our ability, get all the lessons that we need to take, and let this thing change us and transform us become better people, I don't think I'm going to see life, or some of the liberties and freedoms that we had the same way, right. And subhanAllah look at how Subhanallah with, you know, all the limitations that are there are now imposed upon us that we human beings have said that we need to basically restrict ourselves for our own safety and for our own benefit. Look how we're still we're still living or still may not be as convenient, we may not be able to do everything that we used to be able to do. Nonetheless, we're still surviving,

00:56:33--> 00:56:36

we're still living we can we can make the most out of this and

00:56:38--> 00:56:41

and we are in a better situation than many people.

00:56:42--> 00:56:55

So we can we can we can get through this and shout louder to Allah. And I think one of the greatest lessons is that we can do so much with very little that we have, I want to leave you with, with, with a story.

00:56:56--> 00:56:58

And in Charlottetown, I'm going to share this

00:56:59--> 00:57:04

with with you once I get the video I'm going to make it available in sha Allah Allah.

00:57:06--> 00:57:14

Therefore brothers, Muslim brothers who own a company, they make uniforms, and Subhanallah when there was a shortage in,

00:57:15--> 00:57:24

in masks, they decided to start producing masks, they're not, you know, medical,

00:57:25--> 00:57:51

grade great masks, but they're, they're meant to help insha Allah to Allah, they're trying to actually improve the quality of the masks, so that medical professionals can can can use them or can be approved. But nonetheless, they are right now on a mission to give away 1 million masks. Right? So Hala, so this, this is now creating opportunities for people to help

00:57:52--> 00:58:00

to make a difference, right? So look into what you can do a shout out there must be something that you can do.

00:58:01--> 00:58:26

You know, for for other people in sha Allah has led this experience, bring the most the best out of us. Let this experience bring the heroes out of us in sha Allah to Allah. And may Allah Subhana Allah accept the little that we do forgive us for any of our offenses and help us overcome our weaknesses and our shortcomings. Inshallah, there will be more programs and activities.

00:58:27--> 00:58:38

Coming up Inshallah, as we do that, we're going to announce, I have to tell you one thing, I have to make a confession at the end of the session. I feel very, very awkward. Really talking to

00:58:41--> 00:59:25

you know, speaking here in an empty place, there's no one there's absolutely no one in front of me. I mean, last time, there were a few people know, but this time there is no one and it's just an eerie feeling. You know, ask Allah subhanho wa Taala not to ever cause us to experience this again. I ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive our sins, and to shower us with His mercy. I ask Allah subhanaw taala and I pray to Him, that Allah subhanaw taala heals those who are sick, that Allah subhanaw taala alleviates the pain and the suffering from anyone who is suffering right now. I ask Allah azza wa jal to protect you and your loved ones protect each and every single one of us.

00:59:26--> 00:59:57

Protect our institutions, protect our health care professionals, protect our fathers and mothers ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect and preserve our children. I ask Allah subhanaw taala to bless us physically, emotionally, and make us stronger. I ask Allah subhanaw taala not to to deprive us from any of his blessings upon us due to our offenses or our sins. From an 18 amillennial kuramathi halen I mean every now shudder

00:59:58--> 00:59:59

Robin, Elijah Sokolova

01:00:00--> 01:00:19

rather handy to know when I made a new crime in the country or hub or Allah allow us to gather together again in your in your house or loss of Hannah Attallah let this thing pass, let this thing go away without any of us suffering anymore or loss of habitat. You're the one who was capable

01:00:20--> 01:00:31

to remove this away you know and keep it away from us all Allah Subhana Allah keep it away from us and from our communities. Subhan Allah piccata Bella is a massive one Salah 100 More setting

01:00:33--> 01:00:34

what hamdulillah