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refuge, we seek protection and Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray and whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, Nan can guide I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship, except the Almighty Allah alone. And I bear witness that Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him is his servant, and His Messenger, the Algerian internet, VDSL, Allahu Allah, he was selling them if a call Yaga Sulaco Leeville islamicate willen LA, LA and I had an over York
a man came to the messenger SallAllahu sallam, and he said, O Messenger of Allah, tell me something about Islam, that I will need to ask no one after you about it. Meaning give me a complete answer about Islam. What is Islam? How do I
practice Islam? How do I become or remain true to Islam, and steadfast upon this, this path? The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, we'll learn to build from Master can say, I have believed in Allah, and then remain steadfast follow the straight path. That's what you do remain steadfast upon the straight path. Very simple, very straightforward. Regardless of the level of education, everyone can understand this and can practice this. And this was the path of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, the whole Quran if you recite the Quran, what the Quran says about Islam, it is this style, it is this approach that every human being can really understand and relate to. And this
is what the philosophers who seek complexity later on, they started looking down upon.
They started saying, these are very simplistic answers. We need something more sophisticated, more educated, and they thought that when you bring sophistry or complexity to the issues of faith, they thought that you will raise these issues you'll elevate them, but the reality was, you're just raising walls between people and the realities of faith. Because faith is the most natural thing. believing in Allah worshiping Allah is the most natural thing that humans can ever experience is the very nature of humans fit Allah Tala. He led the Fatah NASA Alia, that we did and this is the creation upon which Allah designed humans, there will be no change to the creation of Allah
subhanahu wa taala. This is why if humans are left without external influence, and they are left to the purity of their hearts to choose, and Islam is placed in front of them in its pristine nature, humans follow it.
Naturally, they gravitate to it, their health, their well being is in it. Their sense of self is in it. It's natural.
came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and it seems this man was getting old and his mental capacity was being limited was limited. So he came to the Prophet Solomon he complains he says the rasool Allah He internatia al Islami, but Kathrada Allah Yeah. Fulani Imran atomistic OB hijama. He says all messenger of Allah these legislations, practices, rituals in Islam that I'm supposed to learn and practice and do, are getting a little bit overwhelming for me. So guide me to something that is central, something that is pivotal in Islam, that I hold on to.
And it would be sufficient for me for Karla and his Salatu was Salam lazily Sanlucar Ottoman Min decorilla. Let your tongue remain moist, and fresh with the remembrance of Allah. If you do that, you will find you are already practicing Islam. Because if you look at the Salah, it's one of the highest forms of vicar. reciting Quran is one of the most profound ways of vicar, and all of the acts of worship seek to bring you to be conscious and aware of Allah all the time. So pretty much the prophets of salaam guided him to the probably most straightforward, the easiest in terms of practice, but it will draw him into Islam, and it will help him remember all of the other things.
And this is how the companions of the Allahu Anhu This is how they taught Islam to others.
And this is how the scholars of Islam who remained upon the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, when they called people to Islam, their way was very straightforward. There was no complications, there was no philosophy, there was no sociology, and terminology, classifications, when they communicated Islam to people, because Islam is meant to address people, even in the most simple level of thinking, or level of education. And any kind of complexity that we find in our heritage in Islam, is meant for the sake of advancing, you know, the study of Islam for specialized students. It's meant for academia, for academia, just for those who want to be advanced, those who want to
master the sciences of Islam, and be able to address the newly arising conditions, they want to capture the heart of Islam and be able to distill from it the applications and the manifestations. But that's not for that's not necessarily for someone who just wants to worship Allah, someone who just wants to know Allah subhanaw taala and be devout. When they face an issue, they ask a person of knowledge.
But if we do away with all of this simple, straightforward, natural approach to Islam, and we want to make everything complicated, sophisticated, then we are actually erecting or we are placing barriers between people and the practice of Islam.
And what we are witnessing now
among the Muslim populations
in the east and the west,
is that we are not setting our priorities right.
What is the Muslim need in Islam
Gibreel Alayhis Salam came to the messenger salAllahu alayhi wa salam in the form of a man and he called the attention of the companions because of the freshness of his looks.
He wasn't from Medina, but he came in in the most beautiful, clean clothes as if he just came out of his house.
But he was a stranger. He came to the messengers of Solomon, he was in the midst of his companions. He said, he sits right next to him, he places his knees against the knees of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and he says told me about Islam. What is Islam? The Prophet SAW Selim simply shares with him, Islam and Tasha Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Muhammad Rasool Allah, what Okay, masala what is
what assume Ramadan WHAT THE HELL gel beta in STATA Illa, who said, the five pillars of Islam, the shahada, Salah, Zakka, the fasting and the Hajj pilgrimage.
So that's we told the truth, the Alberni and an Eman the provinces in themselves and Iman and took me Nabila. He won't let it get he will put will be here soon he will Yeoman actually will further if it will show that you believe in Allah,
His revelations, His angels, the messengers, and you believe in the day of judgment, and you believe in the khadar of Allah, the pre decree of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, the good, whether it manifests in your experience as bad or good, you know, everything is the creation of Allah. Everything is written by Allah decided by Allah subhanaw taala. So he's in full control. He said, So
ducked, telling the truth.
Said, Bernie annaliesa, the highest level of practicing Islam and doing your best. What does that mean? The Prophet SAW Selim said and tagged with Allah aka Anika Tala, for inlanta Contura HuFa. And now we rock that you worship Allah as if you actually see him. So your experience, your awareness, your consciousness of Allah is so present and strong is to the point that you are experiencing all your life as if you are literally seeing Allah with your eyes. So Allah is so present in your life, as if you are seeing him with your own eyes. But you see him with your heart, all the time you are aware of Allah in your heart.
So Allah is so present in your life experience, and that changes everything. That's the one thing that changes everything.
For inlanta Contura HuFa. And now we are rockin if you're unable to reach that level,
then nothing less than being always mindful that Allah watches you that he watches you. So it's a lower level of consciousness, but still very high.
Then he asked him about the science of the newness of the Day of Judgment. Very simple, very straightforward. And that's what every Muslim should learn about Islam and practice, as simple as that. But the thing is, you'll find Muslims talking about issues of a CS or sialorrhea.
Muslims who don't know how to make will do it properly, who don't know how to pray, who don't know even how to recite Quran, who don't know even the meanings of the Fatiha or the other they performance, Allah and then they are talking about issues of
policy in Islam, public affairs of Islam, how politics should be done in Islam, then they talk about rulers and leaders, then they talk about scholars and their fatawa. And this scholar is wrong and the scholar is right. Then they start talking about the reality of for example, yeah, George and George and are they real or not? Then we start listening to all of these speakers who everyone is coming based on the whims and desires in their personal experience. Some people are saying, you know,
the John is such as the is the TV or the internet and the agenda George or the Chinese and and everyone is coming up with a new trend. And Muslims are debating that.
Muslims evil who don't pray the five daily prayers are debating that children, Muslim children, instead of learning Quran are debating about this.
The priorities are, are reversed now.
What is the Muslim need in this life? What are our priorities?
That's what the Prophet saw someone taught us. What are your obligations to establish your to heed of Allah subhanaw taala you recognize Allah you know him. And then you seek to spend your life worshiping Him in devotion, love, obedience, fear of Allah, you you humble yourself before Allah. You remain aware of Allah you fulfill the obligations he placed upon you. What are the simple, simple the pillars of Islam?
Then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says in the Hadith and Hala Albanian will haram obey when Allah made the halal
clear everyone can see that for the most part, what is haram is clear everyone knows that Zina is haram. Everyone knows that alcohol is haram.
Everyone knows that theft is haram. Everyone knows that Backbiting is haram. Everyone knows that that stealing is haram. Everyone knows that envy and jealousy is haram.
We know that. Just abstain from it as simple as that.
Then whatever capacity Allah places you in, in your lifetime, fulfill that you're a father, you're a mother. You are an employee or an employer any capacity. Just be honest. Be sincere and fulfill your obligations. Learn your Quran, learn to recite your Quran, prayer prayers, if you have extra time you have extra effort, memorize more Quran, learn its meanings, you have a bit more energy stand up in prayer at night.
You don't need to watch videos of people debating about issues.
That's not your place. And it doesn't bring you closer to Allah and any name and you cannot solve a discussion that has been running for 1000 years among Muslim scholars. Do you think you are Allah's gift to the world who's going to solve this problem once and for all? That's shaytaan playing with you
why to take you away from the priorities so that when the moment of death comes you look back and you realize you've wasted your time. You've been speaking about Islam without knowledge.
Allah He these discussions that are taking place among the DUA
all of these are secondary issues. None of them really help a Muslim come closer to Allah
They are serving these people, these individuals themselves. That's it.
It's just bringing more attention to these people to these speakers. But how is this serving a Muslim be a good Muslim?
How is this thing serving a Muslim bringing them closer to Allah? growing their love for Allah subhanaw taala How is that doing it? It's not it's actually taking their attention away from Allah subhanaw taala
do love that vessel the Allahu anha he explains the verse where Allah subhanaw taala says, Well, I can call a Benny in the marketing team to the moon al Kitab will be my quantum tech it'll soon be out of band in V people of Allah subhanaw taala
because of all based on what you were taught from the book of Allah, so he said, or Benny ye many human means, and let the you know your only moon and NASA survival. Elena and ennemi public you bury those who teach people the basics, the foundations of knowledge, before they take them to the complex issues to the big issues. But the thing is everyone wants to get into wants to prove their point. And they want to rally behind them as many followers and supporters as possible. Even if this means distracting these people from Allah subhanaw taala This is the worship of humans.
This is this is putting humans before Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allah says Allah Katya Sultan Al Quran and the Vickery Feldman mod Decker. We have made the Quran easy for those who seek to remember those who seek to worship Allah subhanaw taala. The Islam is straightforward and easy for them. Learn your Tawheed the rights of Allah to be worshipped. Learn about the beauty of His names and attributes. You don't need to get technical or academic about this.
Just learn what merciful means. What just means, what forgiving means.
Learn what Almighty powerful, omnipotent means and live by these meanings. You don't need to get into linguistic definitions and religious definitions. And this scholar said this, and that scholar said that and this person agreed with this and the other one disagreed with that, and you waste your time. The Companions of the Allahu Anhu their knowledge hardly consisted of any arguments hardly consisted of any arguments or discussions.
It was very straightforward, very simple, very easy, at a very intuitive human level. And that made them the best generation. It made them the best generation are you gonna be taller? Probably Allahu Anhu. He said, any more knockback a thorough Hulda Hallo. Knowledge is just a dot. This is how big knowledge is simple. But it was magnified, it was expanded by the nonsense of the ignorant speaking about knowledge. So now, discussions are being produced and counter discussions are being reproduced and reproduced. And now when you study something, there's a huge body of discussion. What is knowledge out of this body of discussion and arguments?
Probably less than 2% That's beneficial knowledge at 98% is just complete nonsense personal issues.
So we should be thankful to Allah subhanaw taala we should be mindful of our priorities. Your religion set, set the priorities right?
Set the priorities right be like the Bedouin who came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and he said, You Rasul Allah He met and he almost in Jove, Allah what is upon me in Islam, what is what does Allah want from me? The Prophet SAW Selim told him the same things
to Chateau La ilaha illallah wa T masala what is the cow? What are some Ramadan to I heard that with jailbait to the five pillars of Islam?
Is it Is there anything upon me more than that? The prophets are seldom said they're in tapa. Wha
there's nothing is there anything more is it not nothing unless you want to volunteer? The man said wala healer as he do Allah delicate a burden. I'm not going to do more than that. That's it for me. I'm gonna just take the bare minimum.
And I'm going to,
like break even when it comes to work, give Allah subhanaw taala. Then the man walks away. The prophets of salaam looks at him. And he says to the companions on a flat and Sadhak he will be successful if he remains loyal to his commitment.
Simple as why don't we make it complicated? Why do we drag people into unnecessary discussions
that require years and years and years of training, and it's more of a luxury. It's a luxury it's intellectual luxury talking about discussing all these things. And then this group said this this group said that been dragging Muslims and speaking in the hotbar about political issues that require scholars who have profound knowledge in a CS a Sharia Islamic leadership
How to Handle major issues that face the Ummah as a whole that have severe and huge implications, then get Muslims try to rally as many Muslims to back you up for personal support.
Now that means we are using Islam for our own personal benefit. We're using the trust that Allah gave us to serve us rather than us being servants in the way of Allah subhanaw taala.
And in the midst of all of this, we waste the lives of Muslims.
Anyone who's in a position of leadership or any public position, in any capacity where they have some kind of influence over the Muslim population.
They have a huge responsibility to put the people first
put the religious welfare of people first, before anything, anything else before any consideration
because this whole experience in life is about establishing the truth, who will lead the other center Rasulullah who will who their wedding will help you over here Allahu Allah de Nicola. It is Allah who sent His messenger with the truth with the religion of truth so that it gets established. People get the right to know it, to know the truth and have the fair opportunity to and chance to practice it and follow the truth and save them save themselves. That's what Allah sent prophets and messengers, not to create a reputation not to become someone a memorable personality in the Muslim history. Not to become someone that people point to as a scholar or an exceptional kind of learned
person. And the prophets of salaam warned against this. The messenger Salam says, mon Paula Paula Bella Elma the Oba Lumeria his sofa, we will Giardina be here and Emma, Will you shout out any Hebrew Benin for later but what
a person who seeks knowledge so that they start arguing with these argumentative people have established themselves in the arguments among this collards. They build a tradition, my tradition, as a scholar, my legacy as a scholar.
Also that people
hold them in high esteem or pointed at them and how exceptional they are, how intelligent they are in their knowledge. And then they came up with something no one else came came up with.
And the Prophet SAW Selim said, let these people be sure of their spot in the hellfire. Why? Because you are using one of the most noble acts of worship that is meant to serve Allah subhanaw taala to serve the rights of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. You're using it to serve yourself.
So you in a sense, you are placing yourself as a god.
That's a serious violation and intention.
No one of us is free of that, by the way, no one. Well, we should always strive against this human tendency
to draw the attention to ourselves, to see ourselves the center of this world. Ebola was the for the Lord you want to come?
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these are topics I personally don't like to talk about these things. But it really aches the heart not because we are good or better than others. But it just it just hurts the Eman of any believer to see what's going on with Muslims. And we have you know, Muslim speakers and Muslim public figures on debating everyone else, whatever someone says, or does someone else's critiquing them and some then someone else is coming with weeds, we weird opinions and they're trying to draw attention and pull people behind them. And it's all become about personalities. And Islam is lost in the middle of all of this. And then when you look at who is fueling the fire, who is the fuel of the fire, it's Muslim
Average Muslims getting into trying to support this personality against that personality. And you see, it's fanaticism.
It's fanaticism. It is support and worship of personalities. And we are all falling into this and unfortunately these personalities are adding fuel to the fire.
And imagine just the Muslim layman did not get involved in these debates and discussions. These personalities fight among themselves, let them fight amongst themselves. Well LAHIA would die out in a day or two. It's just like the virus you know the virus. If you're not carrying the virus and you're not mixing with people this COVID-19 We are the fuel of it. We are the carriers of it. If we
Practice social distancing, we stay at home, we were all masks, we take the necessary measures, we would not become the carriers or the fuel of this, that is spreading it to others, and people are dying of it. The same thing, all of these discussions, if Muslim layman do not think, Oh, I'm, I'm going to defend this person, or this personality, or that shape, or this shape, or this color or that diet, if you just remain silent, let them fight among themselves themselves, because you have no share in that there is no religious benefit for you and that even if you quote, the Hadith of the Prophet Salam, whoever defends it, the honor of a Muslim, etc, that's a miss implementation. And you
probably need to look at what is called Heaven lifts in this. What is What are you get? What is the payoff you're getting further from this? Is this truly for Allah? subhanaw? taala? Is it truly did you really inspect it properly before you get involved in it?
And you will see because the intention is not pure, the action will not pure, the action will be wrong. No, it's my fanaticism is my love of this scholar that is actually causing me to defend. So where is Allah here? Nothing for Allah. And then we call this Islam. We call this defending Muslims. We call this defending the Dawa. And what we are doing, we are actually making it worse.
The companions that only Allah who I know whenever they were asked to fit one, everyone would pass it on to the other, no one would speak.
These are companions of the Prophet salaam, they're knowledgeable.
Whenever there was an issue that would try to pull away from it, they didn't want to get involved.
Because the most important thing is what is the wants to keep or has always been to keep your heart safe, not get involved? And if it No, that does not come to you and force itself on you do not seek it. Do not seek it. Because you don't know no one has safety.
The Prophet says I'm told the Muslims even when it comes to the battlefield, because some Muslims wanted shahada when they were they were dying for shahada and the prophets is on and says that at a magnolia call Allah do you know not seek do not wish for meeting your enemies. Although such a highest status but the prophesy isn't was teaching them what the priorities are. Preserve your assets. Your original capital preserve that it's better than any profit you seek. Because once you stretch out, reach out to a profit, you are placing yourself in a position of vulnerability. You're just like attacking someone with a jab your defense you have no defense, your buddy is open for a
counter attack. Same thing applies once you reach out to something. So the Prophet was sent him said that at the Magnolia coil I do
what I can either lucky to move home first, do not seek do not wish to meet them. But if you happen to meet him he becomes a reality. Now be firm and patient.
If the fitna if the question if the discussion does not force itself on you and you have no other choice,
then remain silent. Abdullah Muhammad Allah Allahu Anhu with the huge dispute that has happened among the companions of the Allahu Anhu at the time of and he will not be a part of it. Wow, we are on the Allahu Anhu Jemaine
he said, I'm not going to take part in the fitna.
I'm not going to take part in this.
And he took for himself a sword of wood. And he used to advise his students he said couldn't Abdullah Al Maktoum one attack on Abdullah Hirakata.
He said Be the one who's killed and not the killer.
Not the killer, someone wants to kill you. Don't kill them. Be the one who's killed.
you don't want to win your duniya and lose your FL.
So let's set our priorities right. Learn your to hate. Learn your Salah, learn your fasting, then yours occur, whether you're in a position to give us a car or not. When you are able to do Hajj, do Hajj, learn as much as possible of the Quran. Every Muslim that's what you need.
When other speakers start discussing historical issues, he shows up issues about signs of the hour what that means and interpretations and they elaborate and they bring opinions and philosophies and discussions that doesn't concern you and doesn't benefit you and this is not knowledge that is beneficial to you. This is a trial. You don't need to watch that
and resist the curiosity.
Hold on, you hardly have enough time to learn what will help save you from the Hellfire help purify your heart and bring you closer to Allah focus on this and let these people you know defame one another. But don't be part of this. Don't waste your religion. Don't waste your heart. Don't risk your Eman and
Don't do that. And you will see on the day of judgment that there would be the best decision and the other involvement when the realities of intentions become exposed, you'd realize that it could not be a pure intention that would get you into discussions and debates like this that don't bring you closer to Allah in the least.
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