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leaves to go astray, Nan can guide I testify that there is none worthy of our worship and devotion. But the Almighty Allah alone, and I testify that Muhammad Sallallahu it he was early he was sending them his his servant and His Messenger, or you who believe, fear Allah as he should be feared and die not, except as Muslims in a state of submission to a Lord, all mankind. Be beautiful to your Lord who created you from a single person. And from him he created his wife. And from them both, he created many men and women, and fear Allah through whom you demand your mutual rights and observe the rights of your kin. Surely Allah is Ever and all Walcher over you, or you who believe. Keep your
duty to Allah, fear him and speak the truth. He will direct you to right to his deeds and will forgive your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement. The best words are those of Allah. And the best guidance is that Mohammed sallallahu alayhi, WA early he was sending them and the worst things in the religion. All the newly invented matters for all the newly invented matters in religion or an innovation and bidder and every bidder is misguidance.
Sometimes we are tempted to comment on public affairs.
And we are inclined to propose solutions to bigger problems,
problems that impact a society or a nation or humanity in general.
But we do that, before we put our own personal affairs in order.
And this is not a good thing.
Our main responsibilities with is about ourselves, we are the the main responsibility of ourselves. And when we do enough, when we do our best taking care of ourselves and those around us, then the circle of responsibility expands to include more people to include more space and more things.
So it's a priority that we start with ourselves and oftentimes you will find people rushing to give solutions to other people to propose some kind of
plans for society or for the whole religion, sometimes for a denomination for big problems.
And if you look at their own affairs, they are in a huge mess.
And this is not the right order of priority. And if we look at the advice of the Prophet SAW Allah, what do we sell them, you will find a lot of it. A lot of it directs us to putting our homes in order first. So today we're going to share one Hadith from the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam that is very profound. And if we were just to start acting upon it, we start trying to implement the guidance in it, you will start to see results in your life, you'll start to see or experience more light in your daily affairs and in your heart as well. This hadith is from this great companion
Allahu Anhu and it's collected by an imam Muslim. God. Call Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam of Babu Rochelle total Iman Akbar who Bohol shocked Paul Amen. What hamdulillah Teamliquid Meezan was Subhan Allah will hamdulillah Tim let Ernie Oh Tim let OMA be in a summer he will.
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In this statement, the Prophet SAW Allah wa Salam is saying
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Our two who worship Lord, amen. A two who is cleanliness, hygiene, this is linguistically
and religiously up to vor is they will do that we do or the hosel, the ablution, the kind of ritual washing of either the whole body or parts of it for Salah or for the general religious purposes.
But there is also another spiritual meaning which is religious of the hole or a hole.
And that's the cleanliness of our hearts, the purity of our hearts that we need to clean our hearts. So let's start with the physical cleanliness. We say the prophets of salaam says up to PhotoShelter Amen, that this cleanliness this hygiene is half of a man because before you perform Salah you are supposed to wash parts of your body to rinse parts of your body and that's all we'll do the shows the importance of all
that it is important and that there is a connection between your state your inner state and your external state and this is why when you perform or do the prophets of salaam taught us a hadith that you say a shadow on La Ilaha illa Allah what a shadow Ana Mohammed Abdullah rasool Allah Madrid name in the wellbeing What's your name in El multiple hearing you make this after Waldo. And basically as you have just watched your your perform this physical cleanliness act, you now you perform a spiritual cleanliness act. So you say La ilaha illa shadow shadow under ilaha illallah who Addo la sharika. This is cleanness from Shrek from the worst sin ever.
You removing that from your heart, you testify that there is no one who has the right to be worshipped but Allah so you perform the physical cleanliness. It's time now to pay attention and complement it with the spiritual cleanliness of your heart, the hygiene of your spirit and your sole.
And the most and the the filthiest thing in existence, is associating partners with Allah in worship. So when you testify that there was there's no one who has the right to be worshipped but Allah, you actually purify your heart. You cling to this hygiene, spiritual hygiene. Why shadow Ana Mohammed Abdullah rasuluh you also remove another type of filth, spiritual filth, and that's following of other than the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because there is no path that leads to Allah but the way of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So you don't obey you don't follow anyone. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you are basically making a commit or renewing your commitment to worship Allah alone, and obey and follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam alone, then you say Allah, how much any minute to ouabain another level of cleanliness spiritual cleaning is here. Oh Allah make me from those who repent
This is cleaning your sins washing your sins away with what? seeking forgiveness with repenting to Allah subhanho wa Taala because sins are filth, they are dirt, that blemish the purity of your soul. So when you make Toba you are clearing yourself you are cleansing your soul from the burden of the sins and even at a wellbeing with your own name in hell Matata hidden make me from those who purify themselves. Now this is a general statement make me from those who purify physically and spiritually mentally complete purification
and why is this type of cleaning is half of of the faith of the Holo shuttle Iman Why is it because Eman is two things removal of the harm
and fulfillment or bringing the good to huffs.
You find In Islam there are things that are haram for you to do. You're supposed to be away from them why because they are a source of harm, either physical harm or spiritual harm, or psychological and emotional harm or mental harm or physical harm or social harm or any type of harm. That's why things are haram because they are harmful. In ways we realize and in ways we don't realize. This is why they are made haram.
So that's to hold when you abstain from what is evil, abstain from what's harmful. From what is filthy, from contaminants. This is the whole and so you This is half of iman, what is the other half the other half is the good things you are supposed to acquire the things you are supposed to approach and bring into your life. So you do the good things the obligations and the recommendations you pray you fast you remember Allah you perform Hajj, you give Zakah purification. So sorry, this is part of his purification. And another part is so purification is elimination of harm and filth. And then you acquire, you get more good and that's what faith is about. And this is why you will
find Prophet Ibrahim Ali Salam as he was building the Sacred House al Qaeda with his along with his son and Easter lamb Ismay. He said on banner. What bathroom Rasool Amin home, is making dua to future generations he wants to make the best dua for them what is the best thing? What's the best wish that you could offer for the generations to come Rob Ben alga theme rasool Allah minim yet slew Allah him attic where you are ugly, Mohammed kita about will hit metal or use a key him.
Oh Allah sent to them, someone from amongst them a messenger from amongst them that would convey your signs and your verses to them. And you will achieve two things. What are they he said, Your Allah Mohammed Al Kitab. I will ACMA teaches them the good. This is acquiring knowledge so that you can act upon it to do the good things while he was a key him and purifies them. And this is the removal of all of the harm and all of the contaminants. So that's why Islam is about this way up. The hall is Chateauroux, Iman the province of sensing, it's half of faith, because half of faith is removal of all of the evil. And the other half half is the acquiring of all of the good that you
can. And that's what Islam boils down to.
And most of us focus on external physical purification. Sometimes we're so keen about the cleanliness and hygiene of our clothes, and our body. And we take a shower every day, and we wear perfumes. And we make sure that we dress up nicely. And we pick up the best clothes, and we try to be presentable.
But there is another vision, another dimension and a deeper dimension that is way more important. And that's the inner dimension. It's the inner dimension.
It's your heart. So if your heart has jealousy, if it has hates, if it has objection and rejection to the commands of Allah, to the things that Allah chooses, and the things that Allah loves.
That the heart is contaminated and it's not clean. It needs to be cleansed, it needs to be purified.
If you are unable to wish well for others. This shows there is dirt and filth in the heart and it needs to be cleaned. There is contaminants that you need to remove before they poison your heart completely.
So a tabula rasa problem and you cannot complete your faith without clear or without purifying your heart from all of
these hidden contaminants, you have to keep that in mind you have to purify yourself. You have to work on your heart. So, the whole of the whole Russia probe, amen. Well Hamdulillah he Tamela will, Misa
all praises due to Allah and unhemmed Actually you are acknowledging the completeness, the perfection, the greatness of Allah subhanho wa taala. And you are expressing your gratitude, that you are glad for who Allah is, and how he acts towards you and towards others, with an element of love towards him, that's what happened is it's not only thankfulness, it is thankfulness. But it's also combined with love and recognition of Allah. You're not only thanking Allah for what he does, and what he causes to happen, but you're also glad that Allah is who he is.
And you are thankful for the way he acts. And you will love them for all of that and because of who he is, that's what unhemmed is. So the Prophet SAW Selim says, When hamdulillah from the old means, and if you say Alhamdulillah, and you keep repeating it as a remembrance of Allah, experiencing these beautiful meanings in your heart, it fills up your skills on the Day of Judgment.
It fills up your skills on the Day of Judgment. It's heavy in the weights of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada.
And it's going to save you on the Day of Judgment, it means a lot to Allah. And this shows that actually Hessonite and deeds, that the actions that we perform have weights, they have substance to themselves, they have some kind of existence, that we are unable to perceive with our senses, but they do have an existence, independent existence of their own, and they will have a weight on the Day of Judgment when the full spectrum of reality or a greatest spectrum of reality is revealed before us.
Was Subhan Allah He went Hamdulillah, Ernie My Venus, ultimately, oh, my Venus Mati will
also remembering Allah with Subhan, Allah Glory be to Allah perfectness belongs to Allah, he's free from all imperfections. And also Alhamdulillah. As the more you repeat them, and you indulge in their meaning.
They can feel the distance between the heavens and the earth. And it's huge. But that shows the power of remembrance. And that remembrance is a spirit, a spiritual workout for us. You want to get physically fit, what do you do? You exercise physically, you go to the gym regularly, you take care of your muscles and your joints.
And if you want to grow spiritually, people say how can I strengthen my Eman? How can I increase my Eman? How can I come closer to Allah? How can I get over my sins? How can I deal with my doubts? How can I start making better choices in my life? Start with vicar. Remember Allah. That's all it that's the that's the spiritual workout for your heart and for your soul to grow. It's as simple as that. But if you're going to do it five times, or 10 times for a couple of days and expect to get results, you're not going to get results because if you go to the gym for a couple of weeks, you're not going to see results. You have to go there consistently, regularly for an extended period of time in order
to see the results and if you want the results to remain, you have to stay consistent.
Same thing applies the same rules apply to our spiritual fitness. Remember Allah subhanaw taala and fill the distance between you and the heavens with the remembrance of Allah Subhan Allah hamdu lillah
wa salatu Nora, the prayer that we pray is a source of light.
prayer that we take lightly, sometimes we delay it. Sometimes we approach it with laziness, and we're not so motivated to perform it. It's a source of light, it brings light into your heart. And this slide is not a meaningless word. It's, it's actually a light that illuminates existence for you.
It helps you develop the capacity to tell truth from falsehood.
You start to recognize what's good from what's evil, you develop a higher level of shrewdness recognition, you will be guided
you start to see more than the average person sees Allah says yeah you hallelujah amen intact up Allah you
Jalla confer Karna. If you have tough towards Allah you act with Taqwa towards Allah. Allah is going to give you a capacity to distinguish to see truth from falsehood to see more clearly what to Allah while you were unable Kamala and have Taqwa three Allah with taqwa, and Allah will teach you.
Knowledge, not all of it is acquired through lectures and books. Some knowledge is acquired through a state of the heart, a state of sincerity and devotion, some new realms of knowledge open up before you that cannot be found in a book or in a video.
So when you perform your Salah with presence and khushu, and connection to Allah, Allah will start revealing things for you. Your heart sight will get sharper, and you will start to see more.
Was Salatu was sadaqa Tober Han when you give charity, when he gave give from the wealth that you worked hard for the love the money that your heart loves, when you do away with it, it shows us that demonstration. It's a proof. That's what Bohan is.
Charity, or donation is a proof that you love Allah more than your love your possessions,
that you're going to put Allah first even before the money that you are naturally inclined to. And you have greed towards that you are willing to sacrifice your basic nature as a human being that is attracted and drawn into wealth and possessions and money. And you are willing to put Allah first and go against this very basic human nature, because you're transcending it now
was sadaqa Tober. Han, was some brother Yeah. And patience is brightness. Patience is brightness. What does that mean? That means as you go through life, and all of its ups and downs, you will need Patience. Because when you are in the midst of a calamity, or when you are face to face with hardship, your vision, your long term vision is blinded and blurred.
And you are completely consumed with the immediate situation and you start making decisions based on this short vision.
You stop seeing the long term consequences of your actions. If the situation is hard, is hard, you lose sight of the Mercy of Allah and that there is a way out of it. And that this is a temporary kind of trial. And if and there will be light at the end of the tunnel, you can't see that because you are consumed with the immediate such a situation. It consumes you.
But when you develop patience, you can see the immediate situation for what it is, then you can expand beyond it.
You can transcend it to see a bigger version of reality, you start to see that there is light at the end of the tunnel. You see that in the midst of the most trying situations that Mercy of Allah is showering you just like rain showers.
That's what patience gives you it increases your capacity. So situations don't consume all of your bandwidth. You have enough space to process more and see more of the knowledge that helps you deal with the situation of the the of the deeper truths that can help you deal with all of this. And even in easy circumstances, they don't blind you. They don't consume you so that you become completely taken by your desires, and the fulfillment of your personal needs, you actually start to even transcend them, see beyond them, and work for something greater than them.
This requires patience as well because you're going against the basic nature of who you are. And that's patience. Patience is that you stretch, your forbearance you stretch, your capacity, you multiply your bandwidth and what you can deal with. That's what patience is you grow as a human being. And that's why it's clear.
Look at these beautiful meanings if we were to try to implement them in our lives, how would our lives turn out to be?
The Prophet SAW Selim with the religion the revelation, the revelation that he came to us with is not just some some kind of religious domination. It's not
Some kind of obligation and burden is not some kind of ritualistic commitment. No, it's a life of a higher level that is offered to human being because Allah is merciful to them. But we are too blind to see the mercy of Allah. And we think we can make a better choice. That's our problem.
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad Ali, he was highly educated and we'll get into so the rest of the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says
what Quran? Jacqueline laka Alec. The Quran is going to be a proof, either for you or against you. Meaning this Quran is a trust from Allah, and it contains the truth. It is the truth, what will help the answer now who will bring happiness.
We sent it down containing the truth, and we sent it down to you in truth. The Quran is all about truth.
And truth is very powerful. There's nothing more profound and more powerful than the truth. And that's what we need to align ourselves with. So our existence assumes more strength, it borrows it from the truth. So the Quran is Allah subhanaw taala Anna sent it down. We it is his trust to us, we are supposed to take it
and place it where it deserves to be
in our hearts, guiding our lives
there that it should become our best friend.
So the Quran, if you read it, if you take it, it's a proof for you. If you turn away from it, it's a proof against you.
If you take it but don't follow the instructions. And don't invest, don't invest so much in learning it and understanding this divine message, it will be against you. But if you seek to understand it and learn it and implement it, then it will be approved for you.
If you let it guide you and lead the way it will be approved for you meaning on the Day of Judgment.
It will be it will defend you
it will act like an attorney a lawyer for you.
It will speak for you and the prophets Allah mentioned for example, what Hadith he mentioned that salt and Bacara and add in Milan he called them as Zaha one, the two beautiful versus rosy, beautiful sorrows, they will come you had your journey and Sahibi he may or multi Amma they will come before Allah to defend the person who used to memorize them, recite them and learn them and implement them.
So the Quran is a proof that this applies to every human being if you take it, it's for you, if you don't take it, it's not that it's against you. That's it. There is no other relationship with the Quran. Your life cannot be indifferent from the Quran, you will be judged according to the Quran, on the Day of Judgment, what is your relationship to it, you ignore it completely, then it will be against you.
And you followed it completely, it will be for you and there is the risk so many spots on this on this speck on the spectrum between these two ends of the spectrum.
What could learn to do further and if so, from now, on will be the Prophet in southern summarize his life. He says all of you are going out into the market in this life, your life every day you wake up you are in the market, when you wake up, you have entered a market, you are into a business transaction. Why? Because your life is some kind of a fluid currency that keeps flowing away from you. It's being spent every day you can't hold you can't freeze your life flow and say I'll save it. I want to live 100 years later from now then I'll resume my life. You can't do that. Your life is just pouring out of your being. You can't stop that. So this is currency This is investment that is
coming out of you. You are spending it whether you like it or not. And it's of great value. So the province is saying all of you are engaged in this market and in this transaction, but some of you are winning this transaction
and that's winning themselves over again. Sort of you're getting
you're winning your life back.
Some kind of a rebate, who will make your life back for
Allah subhanaw taala that's the Day of Judgment, that eternal life. You winning that when you spend it right? When you invest it in a transaction that is worthy of it that deserves it. And that's basically what do you do everyday? What do you think? What are your intentions? What are your engagements? What are your projects? What are your goals? What are you spending your life in? That's your investment. What is the return on you're either getting a good return on investment, and that's only when you follow the Quran, or when you spend your life with other things you just want to, you know, be like everyone else, or you just want to have pleasure, or you just want to follow trends,
or you just want to make money or just want to enjoy life. That's how you spend your life then you will realize that this is a very bad transaction. And what would happen you're basically enslaving yourself to the hellfire. It's not that you're going to lose yourself. No, because if you lose yourself that's that's going to be the end of it. But you are basically signing and a perp like a self enslavement contract for eternity in the hellfire.
That's how serious it is this how serious this business of life is. Life is a serious project is no joke. You can't say I'm not in you're in already.
You're in already just wake up to this fact. And act accordingly. That's what the prophets Allah Sinha is saying. So if we consider these things very profound, beautiful advice in very simple words, but we need to implement them
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