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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim hamdulillah Amina salatu salam
ala Adam II know I mean, we think and praise Allah, the Almighty, we beseech him to shower Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with salutations and compliments peace, mercy and blessings. Long Island Ma and foreigner will finally be my LinkedIn I was in our email, we asked a lot of teachers that which benefits us we asked a lot to allow us to benefit from what he has taught us and we asked a lot to increase us in beneficial knowledge. Am I bad as to what follows? Welcome to another Friday night.
hamdulillah for those of you that were here, I hope you all had an enjoyable read with your families with your friends.
Do we have anyone here that made Hajj this year?
And you want Okay, cha cha Allah tada soon
How is my head it was wonderful.
It was really really nice. Um, did Allah and
I really hope and pray inshallah tada that
that you will be able to
go inshallah soon sooner than later. And hopefully if I can be part of that experience and make it enjoyable for you, that would be a big
blessing and pleasure for me inshallah. Tada. So
anybody here make has already who has done Hajj Mashallah good number hamdulillah.
So, if you have not, you know, earlier today after Jumeirah, I was sitting down with four brothers after Juma we're sitting here in the masala we were myself and there were four people. Two of them, I had the pleasure of being in their company and hedge one of them this year and the other one two years ago. And then the other brother, the third one, he had to meet hedge in 1997, long time ago. And then the fourth brother all the way here, he hadn't made much. So we're sitting down and we're all going through our memories. And so I told that the brother who had not made Hajj I said, inshallah, I think if you make this sincere intention to go for Hajj next year, you'll be able to,
and he said, No, I don't think I can go next year.
I said, why not? And he's like, No, I don't think next year, but inshallah I think the year after.
So I said to him, you know, he's a, he's a good friend of mine. So I said, Why? Why are you planning that? Why don't you just plan for next year? And he said, No, no, I'm not gonna be able to afford it next year, but I, you know, according to my plan, the year after that, I'll be able to afford it inshallah.
So, I thought about that for a second. So I asked the other brothers who were sitting there, I said, which one came first, your intention to go for hedge or your ability to afford it? Which one? And they all said, you know, they all said in that gathering, maybe some people have a different experience, but they said, We wanted to go for hedge and we decided inshallah, this year we're going for hedge fund at that time, when we made that decision, we could not afford it.
But once we made that intention, and then we took the necessary steps, and we were constantly thinking about it throughout the whole year. It worked out. If you were to ask me at that time, when I first made the intention to go for hedge how you're going to do it, I don't know.
But I made that intention. And I put in some effort, and the success was from Allah, and it worked out.
And that's not uncommon by the way
I've heard that from so many people, maybe some of you have experienced that. I've heard that from a lot of people so
inshallah never nothing is difficult for Allah Subhana Allah to make possible so if it might be difficult for you, that's fine, we go through difficulty then put it in the hands of Allah and make the intention and see what happens. And then let us know about it so we can be happy.
But you let us continue with our topic, we have been discussing the suburb and Mooji buddy Maha Betty la the ways that we can earn the love of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. We are going through a list of 10 that amount of Napoleon collected in one of his publications. And so far we mentioned three, we didn't finish the third, we're almost done.
So Can anybody remember, for those of you that have attended in the past? What were they? Yes.
So the first one was below, or any better book to read and recite the plan with contemplation with active reading, asking questions and seeking lessons and morals and benefits and seeking how it can be relevant to me. And the second somebody else? Yes.
Good, coming close to Allah with voluntary acts of worship, after completing the obligatory acts at the law had been no effing battle for good. And the third?
the one with victory he eloquently held continuously and consistently making victory of Allah subhanaw taala in all different circumstances and situations. And actually, that's the one that we were still on. We talked about different examples of Likud. And if I'm not mistaken, it's been a little bit of a while, we talked about
La ilaha illAllah. Some of the virtues of that. And we also mentioned the virtue of making sure that we do some thicket in a imaginisce that we don't conclude any gathering that we are in, except that we make some mention of Allah or his messenger to make sure that that gathering that that mentioned is is recorded for us in our book of good deeds and not something that we will regret. inshallah, I think that's where we stopped. I have a couple of different marks in the book. So I think that's the one we stopped out. And the next
and the last section of this chapter is discussion of another form of wicked. And we said in the beginning that actually residing online is a form of ticket. Salah is a form of ticket that is a form of ticket. We talked about the kid with the time we also talked about the hardcore, contemplating and thinking about a lot and observing the beauty of the creation of Allah subhanaw taala and thinking about the majesty and might have a lot and another great form of victory of remembrance is a solid to Allah Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
sending salutations upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And actually, this is one of the most virtuous forms of victory,
and, and most praiseworthy, and it's closely related to the personality and the individual, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam being someone who is highly praised. Actually, Allah said in the Quran, what offer Anna aleca recollect Allahu Subhana. Allah says in Surah to show
verse number four, you know, alumna Shiva so Doc,
Allah says what are fat and they're like ethically, and we have elevated your mentioned meaning the mention of the prophet SAW Selim is something virtuous, it is something of a high status.
And the prophet SAW said that is one who is praised, and one who is always remembered for his positive and good and beautiful traits and attributes and accomplishments and sacrifices. So the prophet SAW Selim, he is always his dick and his mentioned and remembering of the prophesized alum is always something praiseworthy, and lofty and virtuous. And that's why sending salatu salam upon him sending salutations upon the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is a byproduct of that is also a very virtuous form of the good. And Allahu Subhana. Allah in the Quran, commanded the meta, aka after he himself began.
A lot of the Most High begin with something that he commanded the angels and then he commanded us as humans as believers here on the earth to follow suit. And that is to send salutations it's actually a command from Allah, and so on.
Isaiah, chapter number 33 verse 56, Allah Subhana Allah says, in the law, her alma mater who you saw Luna and maybe, yeah you had Lavina Amano, and he was suddenly noticed Lima Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayyidina Muhammad, Allah says that definitely a lot and his angels they send salutations upon the Prophet solarzero upon the messenger upon the Prophet and maybe a lot of answers yeah you're living in Amman Who are you who believe that's us. Solo and he was suddenly notice NEMA send salutations upon the Prophet SAW Salem. Now this commandment
is actually very interesting.
Mmm, you can see it says in his Tafseer he says,
l laakso. demean Li and Allah Subhana. Who about it by the Who? Beeman zeelandia Abdi he went to be he in the hoof in Milan, in Ireland, and now who use nearly here in the mela Ekaterina Makarova been what unelma eager to sunny La, la mm, look, he says that the the one of the objectives of this verse is Allah wants to inform us that he is making mention of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam with the angels that are close to him. And this is happening in the heavens above the earth that we are dwelling in, and the angels are following suit. So this shows us the status of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. That's why one of the scholars says that
Amar Allahu ala,
souffle besotted with the seeming ADH. To me, I feel that we're only human editor. I mean, and it really was to fleet Jamie and a lot commanded us as believers to sin salutations upon the Prophet SAW Selim, just as the angels are doing so so that the praise and the mention of the Prophet Mohammed is done in the heavens and on earth. The dwellers of the heavens are making mention of the Prophet sending citations and the dwellers of the earth are doing so. So his mentioned is elevated between the heavens in the earth in all levels and stations. And that's really beautiful. What does Salat and Salam upon the Prophet literally mean?
The meaning of it is facade to law. He identity he sort of lahardee was there anything out of awesome Hannah, who are they here and Dilma aka Rahmatullah. Whoa. So when Allah says, Allah, the word here that is, which is Allah, what is meant here is the Sunnah is praise. praise of the Prophet Mohammed in front of the angels allies praising Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam in front of the angels, and also includes urashima Mercy of Allah upon His Messenger Mohammed Salah hideyo Center, that's with regards to Allah with regards to the angels
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and the angels when they do select incident, that is your app, the angels are making their app for the Prophet they are supplicating they are praying for the Prophet Mohammed for his
Baraka blessings for him to be blessed and everything involving the Messenger of Allah to be blessed, and for his mouthfeel and for forgiveness. And so when we do that, we are doing
salutations complements, and we are asking Allah to
bring down his divine blessings and mercy upon the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and actually that is a manifestation of something a lot already promised for Mohammed solo Salah. That's why after we hear the event,
after we hear the event we say the prayer that we are taught to say after the event
it's it's a long drought, but have one part of it is it Mohammed Al Jazeera de Waal Lila or bathroom apartment Mohamad
tech as it comes in some narrations and other narrations, that last phrase is not mentioned. So that means a lot of Salaam, this station,
which is a high station, one that he will have on the Day of Judgment, when all the creation will be gathered the puffs I said them will have the closest station to Allah and to his throne, that Allah promised that a lot promised that station and guaranteed it for Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. That station is something reserved for the Prophet Mohammed similarity of Salah. So actually, his praise is something that a lot already promised and guaranteed and us doing so serves many purposes of it is to give
him his right in terms of mentioned and praise, and have it also is to remind us of his value and his importance in our lives. If you love someone a lot, you will be making mention of them a lot. That's just how it goes. And along with some channeled data says and sort of Emmeline put in kuntum two hip una lucha de Rooney, como la y la la ku de como la foto him.
The messenger is commanded to say to the people, if you truly love Allah, if you are truthful in your claim, that you love Allah, then follow me meaning follow the messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the results of which is you will come Allah Allah will love you.
And aren't we talking about how to attain the love of Allah? Yes. So one of the ways to attain the love of Allah is this specific form of Vicar is to continuously send salutations upon the Prophet Mohammed Salah Allah would love you and we have a filler come and Allah will forgive you will not have a photo Rahim. Allah is the most forgiving, Most Merciful.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us in a Hadith, when Salam ala Salatin, wahida sal Allahu Allah sallallahu alayhi wa salam, it will help and who I shall hopefully at Monday, can you do us a favor and ask the brothers there to turn on the AC in the room was like a lot
of you know who Ashleigh della jack. The prophet SAW Selim says whoever sends one salutation upon me, a lot will make a mention of them and we'll send compliments and salutations upon them tenfold 10 times.
So you are getting back what you are doing times 10 from Allah. And on top of that, you will be relieved of 10 sins and 10 mistakes 10 four choices that are on our record that will be removed from our record all of your knowledge and we will be elevated in our status 10 levels. As you know people are on different levels. People are on different levels in this dunya and definitely in the accurate people will be on different levels. As we stand in the Day of Judgment awaiting account. People will be on different levels. Once we are entered into genette people are on different levels, even in the Hellfire Allah May Allah protect us from ever having any experience of the hellfire. Even the
Hellfire is of different levels. So this is how they're different stations in different levels based on a person's needs based on a person's choices and actions. And so this is one of the acts of worship one of the account
that earns the mention of Allah 10 times that relieves us, relieves us from our record of 10 sins and mistakes and also elevates us in our status 10 levels.
There is an authentic hadith recorded in the book of Muslim we find in the book of Deuteronomy the The Prophet said in a sound narration I will anass be yo melty MIT Akira whom Allah Salatin, the prophet SAW, Selim said, those that will be closest to me and those that have the most right over me on the Day of Judgment are those that were most frequent in their
Salat and Salaam in their sending of salutations upon.
So we find that this act of worship
is one that earns us closeness to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam we
are living at a time and place where we are not physically connected to the Prophet slice, we did not live during his lifetime, we did not see him with our eyes or hear his voice with our ears.
But that does not mean that we cannot have access and closest to him and the some people I remember one time we were talking about
the stations have people on the Day of Judgment. And somebody said, Well, you know what, with all of the Sahaba, and the companions, and all of these righteous people that you hear about, I don't really stand a chance. So even you know, and this is not the right mindset to have. But you know, even if I am amongst those on the day of judgment that are spared, and they go to a gym, so I am going to be very far there's a lot of people better than me that are going to be closer to the Messenger of Allah. So that's actually not accurate. That's not true.
And that's not a good mindset to have a believer should be hopeful. And a believer should be excited and a believer should always be thinking about the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala and a believer should not limit
the realm of possibility in the afterlife based on what we know is possible in this dunya.
So in this life, we are limited by certain constraints and certain rules. For example, if there's a big celebrity coming, and there's like a million people going to see the celebrity and then you go You're like, Man, I'm not gonna stand a chance. What are my chances of going
meeting this famous person, slim to none, because there's a million people that got there before you. But it doesn't work like that and
in the hereafter we are not in this dunya there is a different realm of existence. And the prophet SAW Selim is promising that those that will have closeness to him are those that make salatu salam, often and regularly upon Him, we find that another Hadith
which we actually mentioned before,
where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, layer for the burden Illa Allah is Quran, Allah Azza wa Jalla wa salam, ala Nabi Illa, Allah, Allah him hustler, tineo, monthly ama, we talked about this in the last session, that whenever people gather, and they sit down, and they're chit chatting, and they're talking about this, and that, and that, and this and whatnot. And then that gathering ends and there's no mention of a lot in that gathering. And the Prophet said, when you sent way, way, way, way, on Luna and then maybe, and also they did not send salutations upon the prophets lesson,
then that gathering will be a source of regret and remorse. So if we look at the opposite of that, meaning if they didn't do Salatin, Salam upon the Prophet, then that would be a praiseworthy gathering from
now in terms of sending salutations upon the Prophet SAW Selim, we mentioned that it's something good to do
throughout our days and times, we mentioned in previous sessions that it's good to do at the conclusion of our at the conclusion of our conversation with a lot.
Another time when it is highly encouraged is on the day of Friday, on Jamar Juma where do we get that from? We get that from a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
which is actually recorded in the book of necessity. And the scholars have said it's authentic. The Prophet said in a minute at a comic con, you will Juma Fie. He heard of Allah who Adam Murphy popular enough coffee in Sabah. For accurate la mina philosophy nosological Metropolitan it, the prophet SAW Selim said that the best of your days is the day of Joomla is the day of Friday. So a lot created seasons and days and weeks and months. And we have days of the week of the days of the week, the best day of the week is Friday, in terms of its value, and it's a virtue. The Prophet mentioned some things that happened on Friday. He says, This is the day that Adam was created. So
Adam was created on a Friday. And actually also, it was also the day that he died and he returned back to Allah, his soul was taken on the day of Friday. Also, the day of Friday is the day when you know, the blowing will take place, which will basically end existence and life of this dunya as a whole meaning this dunya will come to an end on the day of Friday, the day a Friday is and then also the resurrection will also take place on the day of Friday. So this dunya this world will cease to exist on the day of Friday. And then resurrection again will take place on the day of Friday. So your monthly ama will begin on a Friday. So it is a virtuous day, a lot of big events are going to
take place on Friday.
So the Prophet says zero so then increase in your Salat and Salaam upon me on that day. And then the Prophet said something very interesting. He said that your salutations will be delivered to me.
They will be delivered and displayed and brought to me it will be laid out in front of the Prophet so I send them individually so on so ascending Salatin said I'm so and so sending us all that and said I'm so and so is doing that.
So what do you think the Sahaba were wondering, what are you guys wondering?
But it begs the question, right?
Well, no, the other days as well, not only on that day.
He said increase on the day of Friday, but then the solid being delivered to him that happens on any day. So the Sahaba said, how is that going to be after you have died?
How does that work? So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said in the law of the antiquity I just had an MBR. The Prophet said that Allah has made it forbidden for the earth, to eat from the bodies of the prophets and messengers. So usually when people die,
their bodies decay.
I mean, that's a natural process. Now, there are some exceptions to that.
of the exceptions to that are the messengers and the prophets. Their bodies remain intact and they
are in that transitional state of existence, they are receiving from the angels messages and the prophesies of them is saying, I receive from the angels delivered to me your salaat and send them I always remember this Hadeeth when, you know whenever we go for like hugs or Bumble or something like that, or when I used to be in Medina, people would always say,
deliver my son to the Prophet. And you go to him, because when you go to Medina, you actually pass by where his grave is in the house of his wife, Russia, where he is buried there. And beside him, Abu Bakar and Roma. And so you go there and you say I said Mr. Lika Yasuda live, so you give Sam to the messenger. So people say, you know, just like if I was going to go meet someone that you know, you would say, oh, give them my Sam tell them I am giving them set up. So you go to them, you say, hey, so and so says that I'm ready to come. So they want you to do that for the Prophet size Allah. And that's really sweet. You know, that that's people say that because they really love the Prophet.
So I send them and they wish they could be in Medina, physically themselves doing that. But I always remember this hadith. And I think, you know,
if I was choosing, I would like to have the angels deliver myself instead of me. Like, if I wasn't me, and I was talking to me, I'd be like, Man, you're nothing compared to the angels, I'm gonna have the angels deliver my setup. So I always think about that. So you can send salatu salam, wherever you are, on Earth, or on the sea, or in the sky, or wherever you might be, and you send salaat and Salaam upon the messenger, and the angels will deliver it to him.
So that is the conclusion of this chapter of Vicar. And as we mentioned in the beginning of this chapter, that we want to be amongst those that do Vicar can feel
that this is an act of worship, that is very easy. And we are expected and commanded by Allah to do it in abundance, something that you do a lot throughout your day and night. And Allah says in the Quran about, you know, describing some of the believers that they are with that keyed in on La hackathon with that Camelot.
And so many of the scholars and the Sahaba were asked, How can I be considered from that category? So even our ambassador of the Allahu anhu, he said El Mirage, you have Corona, la FEA a diberi. salvati? Well, who do one we're actually and we're feeling magaji wakulla mistake of ami Noemi Bakula, ma vada, our Hammond Manzini, he the Corolla has
been our best said this, and it's recorded in the book of Unknowing of car he says, what's meant by those that do thicket a lot? Do we want to be from that category of people? So this is what we have to do. He says, they do. They could have a lot after every
after every prescribed, appointed
act of worship that we do five times a day after every solo we do the kid. And he says, Well who do one worship and in the mornings and in the evenings, and we're feeling larger. And even when we get into our beds, before you go to sleep, what could lemma Stay calm. And then when you wake up from sleep akula mostafavi Nomi wakulla Mahathir Mohamad Minzy and each time you go, leave your house and return the Corolla to Allah, they make Vicar of Allah, and each of these different events and movements, has a prescribed the good has a prescribed
you know, statement or phrase that the Prophet peace be upon him taught us to make. So it's important for us to learn those and get used to seeing them
Mujahid one of the early scholars, one of the students of the Sahaba he says Leia, kulu, Mina, Zakat in Allah tala caphyon was that karate, Hector, you have Corolla, tada him and then we'll move on. He said you will not be considered amongst the ranks of those that do think it can feel on a lot. Unless you are a person who makes the pickup when you're standing and when you are sitting and when you are laying down.
Where does he get that from? He gets that from the verse and sort of that in your mind the DNA of Quran Allah pm and Rakuten where Allah you know, be him. Allah says those that do Vicar of Allah, when they are standing and when they're sitting and even when they are on their signs. Meaning laying down, meaning in every station, every position you find yourself in your tongue is remembering a lot. Your heart is remembering a law Your mind is thinking of Allah.
Another great scholar
A soldier was asked How can I be considered amongst a vacuum and aloka Thielen was that a lot those that do a lot and in abundance. He said either waffle about what it was better to Sabah Hanwha masa and often it will provide immortality for you later Abdi went ahead he well he am of near 20 feet at IBM and Yomi will lay that economy in a vacuum and allow her to botica with Allah Cathy Allah He says, if you do pick up a new wall Viva La, you are consistent upon it. Like it becomes a routine becomes part of your daily routine. He says Saba Hanwha Massa and cuddle Savonarola massage, the collection of God that we are taught specifically to make in the morning time and in the evening. So
after fudger and before Mother's Day,
these are called the goddess about what he says if you are consistent upon those authentic demands that the Prophet taught us to make in the morning in the evening, then you will be amongst us at Kadena law hackathon with our killer.
With that, we conclude the third
form the third way of attaining the love of Allah and we move on to the fourth.
And the fourth is Emmanuel Clem says, He fell muhabba heed Allah Maha beaker in developed in Hawaii.
He says to do etha
which means to prefer to give preference
to give preference to what Allah loves.
over what you love,
those times when desires prevail,
to give preference to what Allah loves, over
and above and before what you love, at those moments when your desires are going to take over.
Now this actually phrase we find a realtor am himself explaining and expanding on it.
He says he found through area law he
to do is up to give preference to what a lot, what makes a lot happy over what makes you happy. or anyone else what in the ultimate field.
And even if that means that you will go through a difficult test, what's up wallet fi hillmorton and the burden might get heavy we'll borrow for and who will buy them. And even sometimes you might feel a state of weakness that I can't do this, but you push through. Those are the moments when you are giving preference to what Allah loves and what a lot prefers. Let's think about that for a minute and break it down. This word etha. Actually, we've spoken about it before I
think maybe in a gym or a hotel. But ethos is
often translated as generosity
but in Arabic ethos is a level within the
scale of generosity. So remember, as Ali says, and he thought Allah Raja to look around
a farm is the highest level of generosity. So for example,
they say, to just to be generous, is for example, to give someone something. So if I give you this water bottle, then you say, Oh, that's very nice. You're being very generous, thank you.
But he found is if I was really thirsty, and I really want this water bottle, or this water, I mean, and I need it.
But I put my needs and my desires aside, and I prefer yours. And I say no, no, you know what? You need it more than me. Even if you don't, I might need it more than you or I might want it more than you. But I give you preference. So I'm basically making an extra sacrifice and I'm taking a hit.
You know, they say a person that's very wealthy. It's easy for them to do so that person is a millionaire and they give a big soda. No big deal. It has it impacted them. But imagine when a person that does not have very much is considered poor, and they give soda. So somebody said you know, for example, if you take as a fraction, right, so let's say a person is like a multimillionaire and Marsha
They give half of their assets and soda.
They're still a millionaire.
But imagine if a person is barely living paycheck to paycheck, and they give half of their wealth to set up a law. Now they're like,
even though the fraction is the same 50% 50%, but who's gonna feel it more?
Right? So that's ethos.
So there's generosity, and then there's like, super duper generosity of making a big sacrifice and taking a loss because you're preferring the needs of others. That's etha.
Exactly. So Allah describes actually the action of some of the Sahaba. And in general, a lot praises those that do ethos. emphysema uses this word in the Quran, when Oh, can I be in kasasa? They have a need. They need it.
Actually, some of the scholars say that this verse was revealed after a very interesting event that took place.
You guys know about it? Anyone know what is said about suburbanization, the reason for a revelation of this verse.
We mentioned in the Wednesday night class. If you guys were of those that attend the Wednesday class, you would know it labas. Okay, we'll forgive you. So the Prophet, so I sent them received the guest.
A man came to the processor when he was in need, he was a traveler, he was he did not have his provisions. And he asked the prophets, I send them to host him, said, Can you take care of me? Can you give me something? So the Prophet sent to his
wife said, Do we have anything and they said, we're lying, we do not have anything.
You know, before even continuing with the story, just to posit that the household of the crops I said them had nothing to give
them anyways. So then he sent to his other wives, the other households. However, in the coming days, we don't have anything. All of his households were
had nothing to present and nothing to give. So the prophecy said lamb didn't stop there. He didn't tell them and Well, sorry, can't help you. See you later. Good luck. No, he didn't stop there. He said, Well, you know, I can't help the guy. But let me be a source of finding help. So he called out to the Sahaba. And in Salatu, salam, he said, Who is going to take care of
my guest tonight, he's the Prophet took responsibility is my guest. I have nothing for him. Who can take care of my guests. So one of the Sahaba from the unfold, he said, I'm going to take care of him tonight.
Bismillah. And so he went home, the guy goes home, and he tells his wife, I have the guest of rasulillah. What do you have for us to feed him? She said, man.
Well, she didn't say that. But she said, All we have is a little bit of food. And by the way, I was saving it for your little children.
What are they gonna do?
The only food that's left is for the kids, the babies.
So the man thought we got to do something. So what do you do? Because you know, those of you that have kids, if you don't feed them what happens? There's a problem. So he said, so the man told his wife, you know what?
Just keep the kids busy with something, distract them with something. And eventually we'll put them to sleep. You know, they will eat later tomorrow. keep them busy. But for now we do what we can and we put him to sleep, which is not easy. By the way. How easy is it to put a child to sleep when they haven't had food. They're not easy. They managed to put the kids to sleep. But he wasn't done. They had a really like full detailed plan. He said okay, then whatever food you have gathered all of it, and we will give it to our guests and he will sit in that corner of the house and we will turn on the light in the corner where he is on the lantern. We will light it all the way where the guest is
sitting, let him sit down and eat that food. You and I we go sit in the other corner and we dim the light where we are sitting so it's dark. And by the way, when we're talking about house we're not talking about Mashallah, you know, our houses. It was probably a room Yeah. Any? Any.
How can I even describe any? Let's just say, you know, yeah, it was small. Okay, you guys get the idea. So we sit on the other corner, we dim the light and we pretend like we're eating.
So you sit down here, turn on the light. Here's all the food, you know and husband and wife. We're gonna sit over
We're going to eat together. We don't want to bother. You just enjoy yourself. And they pretended like they were eating. Why?
Because imagine if that guy knew that he's eating the last food that they have in that house, and even the kids went to sleep with nothing. And even these people are going to see for nothing. Do you think he would feel comfortable and he would eat? Like, that's okay. And he would go and he would still be hungry that night. They don't want that to happen. So it's not just about doing feeding the guests, but it's also about making them feel comfortable. So they did that.
The guests got their food, slept, they slept. They came the next morning, and the man came to the prophet SAW Selim and the Prophet Elias was smiling. So big, big smile.
And he said, the prophet SAW Selim told them and he said, what he can Lahu mean fearly Kuma okuma. parasitism. Well, he said. He said a lot laughed at what you guys did last night. Allah was amazed at the action of you and your wife last night
that you made a lot so happy you earned the pleasure and the happiness of Allah with what you did last night because you went above and beyond
above and beyond the basic expectations and then the reverse was revealed. You know, what, if you don't foresee him what Oh, can I be him kasasa and these believers prefer others over themselves even though they're at a time of need. So that was so do we understand what he thought it means now? So he says, He saw rumah happy Allah Maha beaker. Do he thought of what Allah loves?
over the things that you love, if there is a contradiction between the two.
So you may love to do something that Allah also loves. Like let's say for example, Ramadan comes, Allah loves for you to be fasting. That's the best thing you could be doing in the day of Ramadan is fast and you also are loving it, you're enjoying it. Mashallah excellent.
But what if you come at a time in Ramadan, Allah loves for you to be fasting and Mashallah your loving to get you a nice lunch in the middle of the day.
So at that point in time, we have a clash between what I love and what Allah loves. So if I do a thought of what Allah loves, I put that first I say, You know what? Yes, I would love to do X y&z right now, but I'm gonna put what Allah loves first.
Then that isn't a means of attaining the love of Allah.
Then he talks about a battle how to overcome desires. Now, by the way, before we get into that, they say that this ethos of doing what Allah pleases. He thought of what Allah pleases what he loves. This is the station
of the NBA and the messengers. This is what the messengers This is the level that they were on. They were always concerned about what is it that Allah loves? And what is it that pleases Allah? At this time? He adonijah to MBR what are the high level Sunni anahim salatu wa sallahu wa nazmi mean whom why while I had in Vienna Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
This is the station that the prophets and the messengers were
in. And the highest of them were the five that are known as the five messengers of determination. And at the height of them all Mohammed Salah Hardison. So sometimes it's not about what I love.
But it could be about what others around me love, or what society or what popular culture
likes. So say for example, you know, there is something that is common in society or in culture around me.
And it's not something beloved to Allah. And if I were to ignore what everybody else is loving, I'll be the weirdo.
I'll be the weirdo. And we experienced that every single day. If you want to live as an upright Muslim, in today's day and age, in so many different instances you are going opposite of the current of popular culture. Because it's not popular. It's not fashionable. It's not attractive nowadays, to be a modest, God fearing person. That's considered backwards, that's considered unintellectual. That's considered not living your life to the fullest, right? We hear all of these different types of phrases.
And that only increases as we get closer to the day of judgment that fitna gets more intense. So if you're going against that current you're preferring what Allah loves.
over what society and what popular culture is telling me to do. And that is part of earning the love of Allah on the station. And at the height of that is the envy of the prophets and messengers. So, theology when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is coming to the people, and saying to them, worship Allah alone,
that was not an attractive message for the people at that time.
It's going against the grain. And it's also not financially lucrative.
Because if you worship Allah alone, all of these idols and statues are gonna go, and they're making money off of them, and people are coming to make pilgrimage to visit this collection of idols. Well, no one's gonna do that anymore. So as a problem, so it was not theologically attractive, it was not what was popular or common, it didn't make to them financial sense. So they were not happy with the message with the theology that Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was bringing to the people. So the prophet SAW Selim is majorly had to go against the grain in that early Mexican society. And did he Yes, he did, indeed, how what was the population of Muslims in the second phase of the sealer in the
first 13 years after revelation, there were very few. They were the minority. It wasn't until post migration, when the Muslims were able to establish their own community and their own society that Islam then flourished and grew. And then eventually, they became the majority in the area.
But before then, it was not attractive, it wasn't good. Or at least people didn't think so. Had they trusted Allah and His Messenger, they would have found the benefits of that. And those that didn't believe did find those benefits. So we find the prophesize, and I'm going against what everyone loves, you know, they would come to the prophets, I send them and they would say, we will make you the wealthiest and richest amongst us, we will give you the most attractive spouses that we have, we will make you our king, you will be our medic. And at that time, did not have a king who will make you a king will make a new kingship, don't worry, we'll make it just for you.
Right, even they tried to bargain with him. Okay, one year, we worship your Lord, the next year, you worship ours, like, give and take, you know, like work with us here though, you know, no luck, um, do you know
where the prophet SAW sent him did not make any of those compromises in his hate in his theology, is that doing a thought of what Allah loves big time. So that's the work of the prophets. So when we find ourselves in a situation where it's not common, and it's not, you know, attractive, it's not something pushed in popular culture knows that you are in the station of the NBA,
you are in the same struggle and in the same, you know, battlefield that the profits were in, of going against the grain. Why? Because this is something far greater
purpose driven, seeking the pleasure of a lot, rather than seeking the pleasure of others. Sometimes people will make a statement of, you know, a statement that is a lie, or they will cover up the truth, or they will defend oppression. Why? Because that's what will make other people like me, but we're not in the business of getting other people to like us, we should be in the business of making sure Allah is happy with us. That is doing ethos of Mahabharata ethos of what Allah loves.
And then he talks about how to go against your desires,
however, is literally those those things that we desire, the things that we like, now, if, again, just like you said, if it's something I like that a lot also likes, no problem. Good. If it's something that I desire,
and it's not impermissible, it's more bash, it's permissible, it's acceptable, no problem. But the problem arises when I desire something, I have certain desires, and they are not permissible. This is not something that Allahu Subhana Allah loves or it's something a lot forbade, could be something held on.
So what am I going to do at that point? Am I going to fight my desires or am I going to allow them to supersede
Amanda Tamia? He says in a quote tarjan Muslim Allah and you have Allah
when he naps or anyhow
he says, a person has to be afraid of Allah have fear of Allah and fight and command and forbid your own self. You know, it's funny when you hear some of these quotes of the Sahaba like oma, there are many quotes of a model the Allahu anhu where he is talking to himself.
He's talking to his own self, and he's talking like as if it's another person standing in front of him, but it's not talking to himself. Don't do this. You can't do this.
They were tough with themselves they held themselves to high standards.
That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says an authentic hadith, which is recorded in the book of Deuteronomy. And the scholar said, it is sound. The Prophet said el moja he do Mangia had enough Sahu Villa he, as
the prophet SAW sent him says, A Mujahid someone who does jihad. Oh, is that like not a popular word? We're not supposed to say that anymore. No, we can say inshallah, don't be afraid. So the person who does jihad is the one who does jihad against himself.
For the sake of Allah.
Before you want to talk about doing jihad against anyone else, or any other entities, you can do jihad against yourself meaning your desires when your neffs when your soul desires to do something, and it's not permissible it's not pleasing to Allah. So you gotta fight. You have to bite down that is an internal battle. along some panels, as I said, insalata nazjatar.
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Allah Subhana Allah says Surah nazjatar verses 38 to 41. As for the one who transgresses.
transgress goes beyond the limits. What
does this word sound familiar? He thought, I thought, this is the verb form. They're doing a thought of Elijah to dunia. They are giving preference to this worldly life over what?
over the hereafter. So what's the reward for them? Allah says so the person they transgress, they go too far. They go beyond the limits the limits that are lost set for us, and they prefer this worldly life over the hereafter. What's the result? Allah says for IntelliJ Hema, he
then the Hellfire is where they will end up finding themselves. That's not what that's where they will end up.
But there's another alternative as well. There's another option. Allah says why Mad Men half Mr. camara de Wen and nafsa Anil Hauer.
Allah says, but how about for the case of the person that always reflects over the station of their Lord? Meaning the fact that my lord is the one that gave me certain obligations and certain prohibitions and therefore my own good.
They always reflect upon that Allah is the one in charge. He tells me what to do and what not to do. Whether I desire or not. So they reflect over that moto moto v. y nihan nafsa Anil Hauer and they forbid their own knifes their own cell souls from engaging in those desires that are impermissible amongst us for in Elgin netta. He then Jenna paradise will be where they end up that will be where they are led to win a hand up Sanyal
amendment Ellucian scholar of tough city says in his book as a Java hard worker for her and in our well who will remain in a Shahada.
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So he says, what does it mean to do to forbid your neffs from desires it means to criticize your nerves to hold your nerves accountable. Self critique we love we always are very we're really good actually, Mashallah. We're good at like, critique of others. But the successful person is the one who's really good at self critique, hold themselves accountable.
And he says and how I hear is made in a shout out to lean towards those things that are desired. And the human being is created with Chihuahuas. That's what makes a human human they have certain desires,
physical desires, that's part of being a human being. If you didn't have that we would, you know, we would start thinking maybe this is like some artificial intelligence or something like that. That's what makes a human being a human being. That's why it is said in the famous quote, I think we've mentioned this before, that Allah Subhana Allah created angels in a certain
realm of existence, that they don't have these desires that the human beings have, and a lot created animals
And they don't have the intellectual
capacity that the human being has been gifted with. But they have to mean what animals do. They wake up,
they search for food, they eat that food, they search for a meat, they procreate, then they have to release the food that they ate as a common law, a lot honor you, then they go back to sleep, in the process of which they may fight with one another to compete for food or a mate or territory, and then they will die. Now, of course, the animals are doing to smear they are glorifying a lot in their own way. But the process of their life consists of basic physical desires, food, procreation, and sleep. That's what most of the animals do. I mean, they engage in other activities is very beautiful and amazing to watch that there is a sign of the perfection of the creation of Allah, but
that's what they were created to do. They're not straying from their purpose, then the code continues. And this is attributed to one of the Sahaba that Allah created the human being, as in a balance between the two.
Like the angels with that high intellectual capacity, but also like the animals with physical desires and needs. But the idea is which one of the two will supersede so it is said for either heard about Apple or Anusha, what he for whom a hero Mennella mela, aka Without objection, whatever other athletes or who are doing a job. So the person whose intellect takes precedence over their physical desires, that they have the potential to reach a station even higher than the angels
with the exception of Djibouti, but the general population of the angels, a believer can be at a higher status than the angels
if they are using their intellectual gifts to control their physical desires and only fulfill them and that which is head up. But if the opposite happens, if the desires take precedence over our outcome and our intellect,
then we actually drop to a status lower than animals. Because the animals as we said, are doing what they were created to do. But this is not what the human being was created to do. We were not created to wake up and sleep and procreate and then poop and then go back to sleep again. That's no, we are created for a higher and loftier purpose of worshipping Allah subhanaw taala.
of seeking that which pleases allow some penalty of bringing benefit to the creation around us. So if we don't fulfill that purpose, then we fall to a station lower than even the animals
What time is it?
Nine o'clock. It's saying 904 right now, so I guess we will stop here. The next section is actually really, really cool. It's a list by the scholar. Ebner Josie, Rahim Allah, it will Josie
he compiled a list of seven steps is it 712345677 steps to fight your how're to combat to do jihad against your house and to win
and to win in that battle? To win against your own desires? And so
carry on from there inshallah. Tada. Next week, we isn't in law. Any questions?
Yeah, we started the fourth we began the fourth so we will continue the fourth inshallah for referring that which Allah loves over what we love. Any questions or comments?
It's very good.
It's very good. And it's, it's the key to success.
If a person gives in to every every desire that they have, they given to it, then that's
that is weakness.
And that's why true strength is inner strength.
And true strength is being able to overcome your
overcome those desires. Now, there are certain desires that Allah created with within us, and Allah gave us a actually every desire, every desire at the root of it, there is a way to manifest it to fulfill it in that which is Helen, and there is a way to fulfill it and that which is how long so the human being desires to be wealthy.
A human being wants to be rich.
This is what most people somebody might say, Come you know, I don't want to say just like a lucky thank you very much Allah bless you, but you're not like most people. Most people want to have wealth.
And it doesn't only have to be in the form of money, but it could be in property. Could be in achievements. It could be in family.
Size a family. You know, this is something an age old thing that people used to brag about. Look how big my tribe is, look how big my family is. People brag about that until now they still do you think with all the technology, people are still bragging about the same things?
So this is a desire, human desire. So, is the desire in and of itself bad?
but how you are going to fulfill it. So somebody might say, you know what, I want to be rich film. Okay, how are you gonna? What are you gonna do? They say, you know what they have my show, like 10 different financial endeavors.
And all of them involve Riba.
And by the way, you can really make a lot of money off of it about interest. Usually, it's not too It's not hard at all, it's pretty easy. There's a lot of ways you can do that. And you will find institutions encouraging it.
It's very smart.
I was not too long ago, my wife and I were looking for I'm actually delaying because somebody sent me a message and said, Friday's Aisha is later. Is this correct? That's why I'm taking my time. So we'll go for a few more minutes. My wife and I were looking for a place to rent to move to. And so we saw this place, and the realtor is showing us the place. So So the real estate agent said, you know, we were talking and talking, he said, Why don't you buy a house?
He said, No, I'm not interested right now. Thank you very much. So why not? You know, I guess the real estate agent wants to make a sale. Guess she had some houses that she wants to sell. And she thought we are good candidates. So we said, well, maybe we'll see in the future, maybe lower them. Who knows. But right now, that's not on the plan. Why? Well, I say you know, you want the lecture, I'll give you a lecture Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah? Well, actually, we're not gonna buy a house, because, you know, she's asking for it. So I gave it to us. I told everything about it. But, you know, right now, we're in a situation if I want to buy a house, I
could buy a house tomorrow, but it's gonna involve me, but I'm not interested in that. And so I said, wow, you know about that. Now, you know, so you're amazed. Now, she's saying she's amazed, but you can tell from the look on her face, like, what a bunch of idiots, you know,
you can be saving so much money.
So that's fine. I mean, in, in their estimation, they think, but that's fighting against how and that's fighting against the hell out of the culture around. Everybody's saying, go do this, you know, and not just one house by a few, and then rent them out and watch online, buy and sell and flip and amazing, you can make a lot of money. But you don't. So that's a human desire.
For you fulfill it in something that is how long you know, that's not that's not.
That's not appropriate.
Definitely, that struggle,
that struggle that process each, it's it's a big war, and each little battle brings more contentment to your heart, and more peace into your life and brings you closer to your Creator.
And all you have to do is ask people who have gone through that for a long time, said in whichever, ask those who have tried,
you know so?
So fighting the hell out fighting the desires
is very good.
To answer your question, any other questions?
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