Shorter Than You Think
Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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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, all you who believe. Keep your duty to Allah, fear him and speak the truth. He will direct you to righteous deeds and will forgive you 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 of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was alone. And the worst things in the religion are the newly invented matters for all the newly invented devices and
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When Gibreel approaches the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one day and he says to him, yeah, Muhammad.
Live as much as you want.
You will die.
love whomever you want.
You shall depart from them
and do whatever you want. You shall be rewarded with it, or you shall be recompensed with it.
Then he says, Yeah, Mohamed, I know that the owner of the believer is in their prayer night in the night prayer
and the dignity and the highest station of a believer
is in him not being in need of others, not being in need of other people.
profound words from Jabril Alayhis Salam and Gibreel being one of the angels. Allah subhanaw taala says about them. Leia Soon Allah Hannah Amara homeboy Marwan they don't they, they only obey Allah, whatever he commands them, they never disobey. And they only do that which they are commanded.
These are profound words that we are we should all reflect upon.
And we should take lessons from
ya Mohammed, Ishmael Shiva in a coma yet. And this same kind of words should be directed to us as well. That live as much as you want,
you shall die, death will come to you know, no matter how much future you think is out of you, when they death will come and snatch you out of this world. That's the story of every human being and every creature
and love whoever you want.
You might think that's it. When you find someone that you love, and you are united with them, you feel that that's it you possess all of life, and that state will be there for eternity.
But you shall depart from them you should leave them or they will leave you.
Then Gibreel Allah, He said, um, tells the prophets I send them about the most important thing that really counts on matters that will stay with you till the hereafter. He says to him, Well, my * for INEC emergency, you won't be here, do whatever you want. You choose your actions.
You do whatever you want to do, whenever you feel like doing. But the point is, you will be held accountable by means of that, according to that.
So use that freedom in a responsible way in a responsible fashion.
Then he points him to something that is valuable and as important and helpful, just after you realize these facts, that you will not live forever that you will leave this world one day. And the value will leave the people that you love and the people that you feel connected to. You should leave them and you will leave them alone.
And yes, you have the freedom to do what you want. But it's not an open checkbook because whatever you do, you shall face it on the Day of Judgment. So
You are preparing, you're setting yourself up for the day of judgment based on what you do. So choose wisely. Then he gives him practical advice, something that will give him dignity in this world, something that will keep him in a state of honor. And that's praying at night. Why? Because it brings you closer to Allah.
That's the time when you leave everything behind, and you just connect with Allah Subhan Allah to Allah, and you have a time to spend with Allah. Because thought life takes us over.
During the day, we're busy chasing our work in our business and our relationships, and our goals and our desires, and our pleasures.
But we tend to forget about Allah subhana wits and so we lose our focus.
We stop or we fail to see the reality of this life. And we don't realize that we were brought into this life to be able to connect to Allah and make a way back to back to him.
But the distractions take us away from that. So we need to readjust our focus. So when you pray.
And when you do that, at night, you're readjusting your lens. So you can focus on Allah subhana, WA Tada. And you can put everything in its right place, then he points something to something else, that's extremely important. He says, The dignity of a believer is in the fact that he is not in need of other people. He is not in need of other creation. And that refers to the state of the heart.
Because you are only poor, towards Allah.
You only need Allah in your heart. So don't let your heart be attached to any one in terms of your needs, that it be attached to Allah. But practically, and physically speaking, you chase whatever you are supposed to get. You work towards it, you build relationships,
and you have normal interactions, but you do not attach your heart to people, you attach your heart to the Lord of people.
And that's the way to go through this life. So again, as the year two, you know, 2018 is just
in the last couple of days,
we can see how time just passes by so quickly.
you know, we humans, we tend to have something that is called an aerobic LML long hope that life will last for long. And it's just a mirage. By the way, it's a deception. It's a deception, because the reality of this life, it is is that it is extremely short. And it's very short. But when we are in it, we don't realize it, we only start to see that when we reach the later stages of this life. Or when we depart it we see how short it was. But when we are immersed in it, we fail to see that so that it takes us over.
And we think we're going to live forever. We think that the things we have, we're going to possess them for good. And we're not going to leave them but they will be taken away from us and we will be taken out of this life shortly.
Shortly, very soon, sooner than you think. And that's why Allah subhanaw taala talks about this in the Quran he says with regards to the people on the day of judgment
and Allah subhanaw taala says about them for example, you simile imagery Mona man or Yamata almost similar imagery, Mona Malibu.
When the hour the Day of Judgment is about is there.
Those who are destined to the Hellfire they will say we only lost it in the worldly life for one hour, one hour. Allah subhanaw taala will address those who are going to the Hellfire on the day of judgment and Allah will ask them how long did you stay in the word the life How long do you think you stayed in the world their life but now after they have crossed the bridge into the next life they see things as they really are.
So Allah says Carla come to their booth don't fill out the either the CNN, Allah asked them how many years did you spend in the worldly life that would say God will with no Yeoman? Oh, Baba yo, Memphis, Adela Dean. They would say we stayed only for one or two hours, asked people who were counting. We don't know what it felt like an hour.
So this word the Life is short, but it only seems long.
That's the deception of this life.
And Allah put us in this world, to always have our sights and our hearts attached to the end of this life to the moment you depart this world. So you are ready. You are ready to leave in the best shape. You are ready to meet your Lord again, because the life of man expands far beyond this
interval that we call life.
It expands much more than that. And this kind of life is only a small break is a bracket in the journey of life that is much longer than that, because you are going to spend eternity, either in paradise or the hellfire. And when we realize this, we should not be deluded, we should not be fooled by this life and the deception of this life, thinking we're going to stay forever. And that doesn't mean detaching completely from life. No, that means putting the life where it belongs, you live in this life, you fulfill your job in this life, you do whatever you are supposed to do in this life, you worship Allah through it, you go through it, you build something in it, whether it's some
kind of a message, or a cause, some kind of a business, or some kind of your existence should be beneficial, and should be something special. But you should use that as a means to get closer to Allah Subhan Allah to Allah, rather than a distraction that will take you away from Allah. That's how we are supposed to get involved in this life, that we know it's temporary. And when it's temporary, you don't hold on to it as if you're going to live forever, but you use it, you utilize it, you get the utmost out of it, in order to bring you closer to Allah subhanaw taala. And that doesn't mean you don't work. It doesn't mean
you don't it doesn't mean you don't build a business. And it doesn't mean that you don't live life. On the contrary, it means you live this life fully. Because Allah put everything in this life for a good reason. Everything in this life that you can utilize for a good reason could be a bridge that will lead you to Allah. And that's how you're supposed to use it.
There are some people who are unable to see this. So the safest way for them is to detach from everything else, and keep detached from the world. Well, maybe that's good for them. But that's not for everyone. And that's not for the majority of humans. We need to go through this life. We need to live this life, but we live it for Allah than the rather than living it for ourselves. And that's when life becomes more meaningful.
So Allah addresses us in the Quran and he says, Yeah, you Halina. Allah will come don't have some market. Demetria didn't, what Takala
Oh, you who believe? Fear Allah, have to be mindful of Allah. be fearful of Allah. And look at what you have prepared for tomorrow, because tomorrow is going to come.
Look at all the previous nations, all the previous nations kings,
President presidents, rich people, poor people,
colonizers, the colonized, from every race in every language, and every background, they lived in this world. And if you were to have a peek, a real peek into history, you're going to see people who are indulging in life, just as we do today, thinking that that's the only thing that there is, and they thought that they would live there forever. But their time came, and they departed. And they left this world, those who have been here in this life for more than 3040 50 years, you know that when you look around, many people who were around when you were a teenager are no longer here.
They left this world,
the generation that you used to look up to is no longer here. It's going to say it's going to happen to you. And the youth who are deluded by their youth and they prime time in this life, you think you're strong enough to wither this life and go through it safe and be able to defeat it? No, you're gonna grow old, like the skinny ones that you look upon, and you don't like how weak they are, you're going to be in the same shoes, you're just going to be through the same thing. Because those older people that you you see to be weak. One day, they were exactly in the same position as you and they have the same thoughts. And the cycle goes on and on one generation after the other.
And that's not a reason for misery.
It's not a reason for despair. That's the nature of this life. If you're able to use it for something good, if you're able to make it meaningful for you, that you know what you're living for. And whatever Allah gives you in this world, whatever you achieve in this world, you use it for a good reason to help other people, to guide other people to support other people make things easy for other people
to help the poor, the weak
to offer a service. Meanwhile, your heart is attached to Allah subhanho wa Taala you will see for yourself how short this life is. And you will start to see life as a gift as an option.
unity that Allah subhanaw taala has given us so that we can utilize whatever he puts at our service, and we can transform it into something good. That will be a credit that we get for ourselves on the Day of Judgment. That's what life is. Because no matter how hard you try to keep your skin soft, and glowy, and no matter how often you go to the gym and workout and keep your body young, and no matter how hard you try to exercise your mind and keep yourself intelligent and aware,
you know, you're gonna go through the stages of life and through the different ages.
And you are going to suffer from the characteristics of every time in your life and every stage in your life. No one managed to break that system of life or go against it. No one will ever manage to do that.
At all, Allah Subhan, Allah says, Woman, no middle, no neck, kids who feel healthy.
And whoever we allow to live in this world, for long, we shall bring them to the times up to the years of weakness. That's the nature of this life. We're all going to go through it. Young and old and middle age, we're all going to go through that. But that's not the point. The point is, what do you make out of it? How do you prepare for the hereafter? And again, the words of Jabril Alayhis Salam resonates, and every one of us should actually, you know, sort of focus on these words and listen to these words, I would say every morning.
I smash it to her in a coma yet. Live as much as you want, you will die. You will die.
Love whoever you want, you shall depart from them
and do whatever you want.
You shall be given exactly that.
It really summarizes what life is about. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us see this life as it really is and benefit from it. Earlier, there was an awful lot you were looking for stuff.
And hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad in rather early he was HERBIE, he had You mean
those who refuse to listen to this kind of advice from Gibreel Alaihe Salam, and those who refuse to work according to it, they will come to a point very an extremely painful point, the moment they leave this world
and they will leave it they will have to leave it by force. Allah subhanaw taala tells us about that moment. And the people who don't take heed of the reality of this life Allah subhanaw taala says at either had the hormonal moment to call or build your own. Lee, I'm a loser Saleh and FEMA targets. And when death comes upon one of them, they say they would say oh, he would say or she would say, Oh Allah send me back. Please send me back to this life. Not only am I know, Saudi Hanvey metadata so I can do something, I can do something good. And what I left on what I'm going to leave behind, send me back in time, so I can just make amends, I can fix the situation for myself, because he knows
that what he is heading to is painful, is more painful. So he wants to get ready for that. Those are the people who refuse to realize the reality of this life and work accordingly.
Had to either had their own motor or collar up build your own, the only man who saw the hand female direct so I can do something good and the things that I left behind, maybe can fix things can in her Kelly Martin who are Iroha Allah will say no,
no, there's no returning back.
There's no coming back to this life. Once you cross that line.
There's no way back. It's a one way passage and you can't come back. We'll be too late.
Allah would say it's only a word that you're saying.
Well, I mean, what are you him Barzani Naomi you by throne and behind them there is a wall there is a barrier that they will not be able to cross backwards.
For either of you half of Saudi Arabia and Saba been at home Yama, he then will allow you to sit alone. And when the whole is blown on the day of judgment and people are resurrected.
People will not even recognize the lodge relationships father, mother, brother, sibling, cousin, friend, nothing. Everyone is busy about himself or herself.
You run away from people you know you run away from your mother and your father
It's all about saving yourself. Now, you're just so consumed with yourself on that day.
So we should prepare ourselves from now. And you can see time is passing by, like the beginning of this year, it felt like last week.
And this is how life goes, by the way. Life goes very fast. It seems as you contemplate it to be going very slow. But you just that's how it this is how it deceives people. That's how it deceives people you think you'll feel so safe towards life that is going slowly as you wish it to be going. And then you open your eyes one day, and it's gone. And it's gone. Ask anyone for past their 50s They'll tell you the same story.
They'll tell you that, that we don't know how this time pass, we thought we thought we were still young, we thought we were still in our 20s we thought we were still in our early 30s enjoying it, right? But you don't realize you just you sort of wake up and it's gone. And it's gone. Where did it go, you don't even know where it went. And it doesn't seem to be making sense. And that's this deception of this life. And that's part of its test. So what I would say and that's what I would conclude with, take the advice of Gibreel allihies Center. Remember that you will die and death should not bring about misery to us. The notion of death should really inspire us to use this life
properly, knowing that we're going to die if you're going to die, die with a heart, die with some bravery. Don't try running away from it and trying to escape it because it's going to come regardless of how you think and how you feel about it. So what you should do is, be since it's inevitable, get ready for it. That's all you need to do.
And it's very meaningful. It's extremely meaningful, and powerful, and empowering and beautiful, because that's the only way you can make sense of life. That's the only way you can make sense of life. No, no other way would really help you make sense of life. But what Allah subhanaw taala told us about it. So utilize that and get ready for the moment of death as a moment, as as as something to look up to as an as a source of inspiration in your life so that when you leave this world you leave it with grace. You leave it with comfort and peace and looking looking forward to what's what's going to follow. Rather than you leave it with misery and pain and regret and remorse and
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