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Straight Path Convention Series Lecture Five, Kuala Lumpur
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala l mursaleen. Nabina. Muhammad, Allah Allah he was having his name.
We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we thank him for everything he has given us. We ask Allah subhana wa Jalla to send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household all his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all and bless every single one of us. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us Jenna, I mean, my brothers and sisters, we have been making mention of the fact in the last two days, that life is a test we have been brought into this world in order to be tested. So things will definitely happen in our lives that we don't like. And we don't want as a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala haven't been be saying that yesterday we
had so many speakers and Mashallah, they said that So today, Allah subhanho wa Taala decided to test us in a very big way. What was it? Let me tell you what it was. When we go for Hajj. The thing that we've been spoiled with our entire lives may be missing when we go for Hajj, you used to the best bathroom ever. You go for Hajj, they promised you a five star bath and then you go to Mecca and you see the small little cubicle and they say that's five star. That's your tests. What are you going to do about it? Your luxury that you've been used to for so long has just been taken away from you for the five days of Hajj that's your test. You used to beautiful food you know in Malaysia Mashallah
everything is my Can I can I'm sure you know that. Mashallah, I used to call him McAllister and at one stage so Subhana Allah when you go for Hajj, you don't find sometimes the food that you want, or something goes wrong with the food, and you paid for a five star package. So if you are a person who comes out and says I paid for this package, and who the hell do you guys think you are and use derogatory terms to refer to them? You just failing your test? You can raise the issue respectfully you can, but respectfully the brother What went wrong? Is there some way I can help? So similarly, we spoke about so many things yesterday, and Allah subhanho wa Taala chose that today, the air
conditioning unit won't be working early morning, it's going to come on a little bit later on. What did you do? Well, you know, I don't need to say, if you react by saying some handler, handler or you want to ask someone to say look, what is this something wrong? Are you sure the temperature is you know, put down, you show you know how to operate the system and so on. Alhamdulillah you have passed the tests maybe and you think a lot to say Allah you know what, like, someone told me that pull now.
They said I dealt with it by remembering the verse where Allah says, The fire of jahannam is much more hot lava.
Wow. So the reason I make mention of this is because when something goes wrong, and is not the way you want it, look at it as an opportunity to turn in the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala look at it as a chance to showcase your character and conduct to Allah subhanho wa Taala to say, look, this went absolutely AWOL, but here I am. And I'm still composed. And I'm smiling, and I'm happy and I'm excited. That's the way we will. Jenna, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant this goodness, I chose to start this way, because it's been quite warm in here right now. It's a little bit cooler, but Alhamdulillah not as cool as yesterday. And I noticed all the fans that you know, the fans that are
being the makeshift fans that are being used in order to find ourselves Donald Campbell a good one. Yes. Mashallah. And it reminds me of the story of the stingy man who did not buy anything for his daughter's wedding until he saw some boxes of fans being sold at the side of the road. And he asks the man, how much are these? And the man says, Okay, I'm going to use Malaysian currency just because we in Malaysia, right? The men's is
wondering, good for two. And he was so excited. Wow, this is so cheap. He says How come? It's so cheap? He says, Okay, this is wondering it for two. This one is wondering it for one. This one is five rings for one and the other one is 10 ring. It's for one. He said no, no, no, I'll have the lowest one. So he bought three, four boxes for the guests at his wedding. At his daughter's wedding. He took them home and his wife had a big smile thinking my husband's finally responsible. He's finally doing something about our daughter's marriage. And so what happened is, as he went back to work, his wife starts opening one of them one. She tested it, you know, you open those fans,
Mashallah, they, they are so beautiful. And as she tried to use the first one he broke, so she opened another one, as she tried to use the second one it broke, the third one broke. So she calls her husband, hey, come back. He came back What's wrong? Visa rejects you better go and replace them. So he takes the boxes and he went back and he told the guy on the side of the road, hey, these do not work. He said what do you mean they don't work? He said yes. They don't work because look, they're breaking first ones, people
showed him with one more and he said look is broken. He said a How much did you pay for these? He says I paid the lowest price he said well did you read the instructions? He says no he says let me show you how to use these. If you pay the 10 reengage you can actually open it and use it you pay five engage, you can open it you want to pay one ringgit for two. You got to know how to use this thing. Let me show you so he opens it. He opens it up it says I know holy, he held it in front of his face. Now you got to move your head.
Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant disease and goodness Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors, my brothers and sisters Mashallah we have Paper Paper doesn't break. So you can keep on using your little cardboard at the State Park booklets that you have with you Mashallah they work they work to anyone. When you got the booklet they didn't tell you, you're going to need it as a fan as well. Mashallah, so you better Mashallah. Alhamdulillah thank Allah subhanho wa Taala. Getting to our topic, my brothers and sisters in the last two days, what have we heard,
we heard how we will earn, how we will protect ourselves from jahannam we were encouraged in so many different ways. We heard so many different speakers from across the globe, reminding us what to do, and reminding us that heaven is the goal and reminding us not to lose focus. Speaking about the straight path, this is the straight path. This is what it is, this is how you learn the pleasure of Allah This is how you will protect yourself from the devil. So we've heard so many lectures, but the question is, are we really going to change a person who says I will change in Charlotte tomorrow will not change. But a person who says when I leave this hole, I'm not going to take down my hijab,
that is from Hannah law, then you are talking business when I leave this wall no Salah is ever going to be missed after this when I leave this wall I'm going to I'm making sure I will enroll myself for this course and that next lesson in this course and perhaps these lectures that are taking place and I will learn from this book I will attend the the explanation of this succeed in my message and I will do this and that and I'm making sure so the resolutions come here and now they don't come once you exit Can I tell you why? The ambiance of this hole is totally different. The spirituality in this role is beautiful. Do you know the Hadith says whenever people have gathered together to
remember ally remind each other of Allah subhanho wa Taala the mercy of Allah descends upon them, the angels around them, they make dua for them, mercy descends upon them. And so much of goodness is coming from there that Allah makes mention of them in the heavens, Subhana Allah, Allah is speaking about you and i right now with our names to the melodica to the angels, so there's a different spirituality if you want to make resolutions you make them now, Allah Allah, I will never miss a Salah from now from now. From this particular moment, I will never be lazy to fulfill my will do I will not be lazy to read a portion of the Quran every single day. If you die one day and you've been
used to reading a portion of the Quran every single day you will have died on a day when you would have read a beautiful portion of the Quran. So you know your deeds are written and recorded and Allah subhanho wa Taala will write it for you obviously, that the day this person died, they had said so many times like I said yesterday, they had for example read the Koran a portion of it, they tried to understand it, they shed a tear, a tear of what a tear of regret over sins and a tear of love of Allah subhanho wa Taala
that will come handy. Definitely it will help you it will definitely help you and Jenna and be protected from hellfire. Those eyes that have cried for the sake of Allah will be protected from being burned in Hellfire by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala but today people cry cry over what
I don't even want to say 14th of February so many tears of stuff that allow so many tears why I didn't get hours.
I didn't get flowers. And you know the other type of tears that come on that day where you do get flowers and you asked your husband When did you get them from
come on? Where did you get them from? So there's a there's a problem and this is why Islam says love is actually spread throughout the year. It's not just one day because there is a problem well I've known of marriages that have broken I know I've known of marriages that have broken not because there were no flowers that came on the on the 14th of February but because of the doubt and suspicion in the heart of the spouse as to where the spouse brought the flowers to be given to me Where did they come from? Who gave you I want to know now I bought them from a shop I need the receipt.
So Pamela and then always I know you've got something going and I know you just these are hand downs you know Mashallah with us and we need to up to this time you know, we have these dry these clothes Mashallah hand downs, you know, we get
from somewhere or they are given from us to someone else, you know lower down in the family.
Manjula my son I can no longer one of my sons is taller than me I can no longer give him my goals but I used to at the time Mashallah and now what I've done is you know the bottom the him we've kept it quite big so we can, you know, open it out say yeah, back to the old days Mashallah. It's nice hamdulillah May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us but the point being raised forget about the 14th of fame. It has absolutely no value in the Islamic calendar what I need to know the love that I have with Allah subhanho wa Taala is what I need to declare today. Put up your hands if you love Allah
Mashallah Put your hands down, not a single one without the hands up so panela
but now put up your hands. If you have not missed a single Salah in the last 10 years, put your hands up.
Allah Kabbalah Now put your hands up if you're gonna make sure you're not gonna miss a Salah again, put your hands up. Okay, okay, we need to take a photograph of these hands. So can I tell you why, obviously, is not a photograph as in a digital photograph. But we need to bear in mind that we put our hands up. The angels are bearing witness that we made a promise to say I'm not going to miss a Salah from today. While llahi my brothers and sisters I want to share a story that brings tears to my eyes.
The prophet may peace be upon him. He was the prophet who called his people for years on end, years on end. While other
Salam Allah says we sent him to his people. He lived with them for 1000 years ness 50 950 years, he lived for much longer but what he's people calling them to Allah 950 solid years, he reminded them come to Allah imagine in the bill of Allah,
a messenger of Allah 950 years, do you know how many people accepted his message the maximum number ever mentioned is 80 and the minimum is 11. So somewhere between 11 and 18 people in how many years in nine and a half centuries.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells him thereafter and this is the point I want to raise that every time you call them and everyone who has had a reminder, we wrote it down. We know about your ears have heard so many reminders about Salah, about dressing about abandoning Zina and adultery about abandoning sin about abandoning pornography and whatever other sins they are about abandoning all of them and engaging in that which will please Allah reading the Quran going out to their lessons, enrolling in some school and trying to learn more about Allah. You've heard it 1,000,001 times so many times. Every single time you heard it, you need to know masaba Colombia
that which got to you was never meant to miss you. Allah knows he planned for it to get to you and this is why the angels of death or should I say the angels, the gatekeepers of hell will ask all those who will be doomed to hell as they're entering hell.
What's the question? Lm yet?
Vini towards the end of Zuma. Allah makes mention of how the people of Hellfire will be entering Hellfire in groups. And as they are entering, the angels will ask him a question didn't Allah send you reminders and messages telling you warning you about this day warning you about Hellfire reminding you that this is what the outcome of those who have been disobedience will have disobedient will be? And the people will say? Yeah, they did. But now it's too late.
Which means Allah knows reminders have come to you and to me, messengers and messages from the messengers and messengers of the messenger have come and they've spoken to us. And they've told us we've had reminders in the form of books in the form of the Quran and the Sunnah, in the form of lectures in the form of CDs in the form of radio programs in the form of television programs, in the form of the internet, in the form of whatever other messages you might have got on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram. We're talking of the correct usage of these items, not the wrong usage, you know, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and so many other things. They are just like a knife. You can
either use it for something good or you can use it to commit murder to do something bad. It's up to you how you use it, some analog, but remember every time you see a message, you will be questioned about it. You will be asked about it. Voila, he they will come and do
When you will be told look, we sent you three and a half million messages. We don't want to be stuck to say Oh, I didn't take it seriously. tick off your list how many messages that you have start ticking today how many messages do you have? You will tick off before you know it by the end of the year if you are really conscious of it, you will have ticked off at least 20,000 reminders from Allah minimum. I promise you different types of reminders have come to you but the thing is look at Mohali Salama when he complains to Allah Oh Allah look at my people. Like Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions what know Allah is salatu salam says, of beating me down to Camila
Allah subhanho wa Taala says the Prophet Noah May peace be upon him. He calls out to his people he called he
called up to my people, day and night or night and day, and I call them openly I call them in secret but they are just going further and further away. How many of us hear a good Islamic message calling us towards Allah going towards our own maker and we are going further away Allah safeguard myself in yourselves.
So Allah tells him, when he complains, Allah says, You know what?
lanie Minami. comida Illa?
Oh, no. Now, and this was 950 years later. Now, don't bother with them anymore.
Don't bother with them anymore.
None of those who have disbelieved will believe the ones who have believed that a finger is closed, it seems, now start repairing your Ark, and the punishment is going to come to all of those who remain. So that is why when the ark was being built, no one was accepting Islam. They started laughing at him. And they kept on saying, ya know, simpana Jahren bad and content obeah Oh, no, you've now become a carpenter. But up to now you are a prophet of Allah. They were laughing and scoffing. So Allah says, Don't worry, don't even turn towards their scuffing. Not at all, because their quota of reminders is finished. That's my point.
How do you know? Or how do I know if my quota of reminders is over?
How do I know? Yes, we probably would expect more and more reminders up to the point of death. But what guarantee Do you have Do I have, if Allah says every one of you has a quota of reminders, then you can tick it off and this one is going to come up? Who do you want to remind you? Well, they will remind you, you have had 1000s of people come to remind you in your life. People you've looked up to people you've dreamt to meet one day I'm going to see this person they came to you they told you turn to Allah give up your bad dress code, your laziness, for Salah you're eating of Haram, you're the ill treatment of yours, your family members, the swear words that come out of your mouth, the
way you treat your spouse, give it all up the sins, the adultery, the gambling, the drinking everything. You've heard the person of your choice, whom you look up to say exactly that. But the problem is, Allah is going to record this. And if we don't take him we stand to lose. Because the most powerful message you wanted came to you What did you do about it? Did you move did your heart soften up a little bit to say, Oh Allah, I owe my entire existence to you who made me.
Allah made me He made you What have we done in the last two days, the only thing we've done is we've kept on reminding ourselves that we owe our life and our death to Allah. Every sacrifice of ours is only owed to Allah. Our Salah is owed to Allah in Salah T one Suki Mama,
Me, we've heard that so many times say O Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam Salah t my prayer usuki my, my sacrifice my whatever I've done for the sake of Allah, I don't like to use the term ritual.
Subhana Allah, my life and my death. All of that is what Allah Lord of the worlds it belongs to Allah. It's owed to him. My brothers and sisters, it's about time we quit our bad ways. Life is not all about the glamour and the glitter that we see around us. No, it has a very serious purpose.
We're becoming older as the days passed, we're not becoming any younger. So this is why they asked you how old are you? They don't say how young are you? Have you ever thought of them?
They say How old are you says you mean I'm old? No, no, no, don't worry. We don't mean you're old but we do mean there is a reality that is undeniable. And that is age goes upwards Subhanallah
It's a gift of Allah you becoming slightly older you get gray hairs. gray hairs are a reminder from Allah to say hey you becoming old, a pain that you might suffer on your knee or your toes or a little issue you have in your breathing or your eyesight and so on all reminder from Allah to say hang on your time is coming to an end, that's all. So just develop your link with me and you will be set forever.
Where do we go from now? Where do we head from? Now? We know the straight path we've heard about heaven. We've heard about Hellfire we've heard about everything. We know that good. So what should I do? I need to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala
verse number 16 Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
has the time not come for the believers
to humble themselves to humble their hearts, in servitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala has the time have come? When is it going to come? When do you want to change? When is it?
If you don't change today, when will you change? Like I said moments ago, the environment we have here the spirituality the goodness of 1000s of people whose hearts are softened. Do you agree?
Can I ask you another question? Very important one and I want to see a show of hands. How many of us truly feel that within the last few days our hearts have softened up quite a lot. Put up your hands.
And hamdulillah Look at that. So do something about it. Whilst Your heart is soft promise a lot to say Oh Allah right now, this is the resolution I am making. And this is what it is. And I am changing here. And now Do you know that if you leave a motivational talk for more than 48 hours, you've watered down the impact of it in terms of resolution that you may have made to a complete new 90% chance that you're not going to if I can wait for 48 hours in those 48 hours, the heart is softened. After that what happens I go back to my old routine and the heart becomes hard once again. So Allah Be careful my brothers the way you use your mouths with your wives. Be careful.
She they just looking at me which means
they use their mouths as well. So my sisters YouTube's vanilla Be careful the way you use your mouths with your spouse's yesterday we spoke about the job of a woman and I get an email from someone saying please remind the men that they do need a job. So my brothers their black clothes out there all of you inshallah Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. No, the reality is the easy job for men. What is the job?
It is to lower your gaze to dress with clothing that is not tight. Well, it is your duty. You cannot show all your, you know, limbs and organs thinking am a man No, no, no, it's for you as well. Make sure you are dressed with loose clothing and make sure that the material is good and so on is for you as well my brothers it's not just for the women. In fact, when Allah speaks of lowering the gaze and hijab, he speaks about the manifesting sort of calling me Nina. Abba, sorry him tell the believing males first.
To know what their gazes and to protect their private parts. And one whole verse later, he says what could mean it doesn't mean sorry him and also tell the believing women so panela amazing, but the men always do a job for the women the job, brother job is for you as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala goddess goodness and ease.
You need to know your gaze you won't even know who's got the job and who hasn't because you're always looking down. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us control our eyes.
Allah subhanho wa Taala help us really May Allah forgive us may strengthen us.
This type of talk that we've had the last two days and anything similar to it motivates us. It wakes us up. It makes us want to do something it makes us alert it makes us aware of our link with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So keep on attending various talks and lectures and spending time and effort so that you can maintain that motivation on a high because if you think I'm going to wait for the straight path next year, between this path and that straight path, there are many other paths that are not really straight.
Allah forgive us so this is why we say make a change now go back to Allah and ask Allah subhana wa Taala His goodness, the mercy that's descending now will not be descending once we walk out of this hole. Do you know that that's why when you walk out to the corridor, the feeling is never ever the same as it is while you're sitting here in now.
So Han Allah, Allah says, When is it that the believers pass the time not come for your hearts to soften? Come on? You got to see yes, you
I love my heart, the time has come, my hearts are suffering and hamdulillah I turned to you, Allah, Allah says, Allah coo
Min fassi Whoa, let them not be similar to those who have been given the book before them who prolonged in their bad ways so much that their hearts were hardened. You know, if you prolong in your bad ways for a long, long time, your heart becomes so hard that for you the sin is nothing. I give you an example. A man who commits adultery or a woman who commits adultery or fornication for the first time, would regret it because of the man. And then sometimes they committed again, the regret is there perhaps and the third time the regret begins to dwindle slightly and the fourth term until it becomes 2030 times and then it's just game it's no longer a regret and Allah is totally out
of the picture. Why? Because I'm used to it My heart is hardened This is called a hardened heart You are so used to committing sin that for you to commit the sin is nothing when you have been reading your five Salah a day to miss one Salah Yes, your heart will be saw and you will read your cover then suddenly you miss another one and then you miss a third one and then you miss all your future every day. So you say I'm a very good Muslim it Salah four times a day is this a new sector something
you need to make an effort to get up while llahi forsake your bed for the sake of Allah I promise you from the day of the day you die, your Salah will come in the form of a man carrying you and helping you into your grave and go with you in your grave. And that Salah will protect you from the punishment of the grave and the scorpions and the snakes that might attack on the day when you're all alone and your family's nephew in the darkness. And they've gone back and they've forgotten about you and a few generations down they won't even know your name but who's with you my Salah I used to get up for Salah every single day may Allah strengthen up for Salah how many of us are
resolute that from this morning we will be making a lot of budget put up your hand
Subhanallah we see the hands by the will of Allah The reason I'm telling you to put up your hand. It's not just because I want to see it it's because you must feel you've made a commitment. That's all I don't even know the people around me. I can't even see the hands. Oh brother By the way, I know you Yeah.
it's a commitment. You've just made a commitment. You said oh, I will not miss Allah. I will dress appropriately I will watch my brothers and sisters because today the media is such every small thing is a big swear word. Do you know that? They start swearing and it's on Twitter and Facebook and everywhere else. Allah subhanho wa Taala says goddess, don't let your heart become hard. Go and read verse number 16.
And you will find it quite clearly telling you don't let the period for a long list your heart becomes hard like those before you.
Don't let it become hard. You've done something wrong. Turn to Allah immediately. Promise Allah never again. I won't do this again. Never. It's not worth it. Well live, we are insane. We are human, we do falter, we do fall, but at the same time, turn back to Allah, He is merciful, he will forgive you. But don't plan to commit a sin again. It's like always we say the four conditions of asking Allah forgiveness, to admit your sin, to regret it, to promise to promise you're not going to do it again. In fact, to admit to regret to ask for forgiveness and to promise never to do it again, four things. Did you hear those four? Can I say them again? admit your sin.
ask Allah to forgive you for the sin. And at the same time, promised not to do it again. If those conditions are met, anything between you and Allah is wiped out, wiped out without ever being mentioned again, when you repent again from the same sin, that second repentance is now repenting for a sim that's no longer existing. So what it does is it elevates your status in the eyes of Allah, to say this person is still concerned about something I've already forgiven them a long time ago, that shows that they love me, it shows that they worship Me and Me alone. So that is an elevation of your status upon Allah. But
if a person commits the same sin again, and again, like I've always said,
you need to ask Allah for forgiveness again, and again, and unconditioned that when you are asking Allah forgiveness, you haven't planned
to sin to repeat the sin.
When I'm asking Allah forgiveness, I must say never again, I can't say Oh Allah, I committed the sin I admittedly Allah I regretted, I asked you to forgive me, I will commit to you, I won't ever do it again. And then you stop for a moment and say, I might just do it again. That's not what we want. You will not do it again. Then sometime later, if chiffon gets hold of you, and the same thing is repeated. Go back and repeat the same four stages, go back. Never lose hope in the mercy of Allah. And this is why we say when you're in good company when you have when you have some positive speech.
Coming in your direction which motivates you and remind you by the word of Allah you will be able to become a much better person. This is why Allah says in Surah Allah Imran was number 133 was
Make haste, rush towards the forgiveness of Allah, don't delay. That's what it means. If you delay you have no guarantee that you will die in the condition of Islam.
no guarantee this is why in another verse, Allah says, Yeah, you
have to party while at the moon in
the moon, or you will believe be conscious of Allah as he is supposed to be conscious as you are supposed to be conscious of Him and do not die accepting the condition of submission, which means leave your entire life in a way that if you were to die right here right now, you would not be embarrassed.
It would be something good. If any one of us were to die here, right here right now. Subhan Allah, and our hearts are softened and we've just shed tears for the sake of Allah, Allah, my ways and my bad habits and all the struggling and the suffering. I've gone through Allah, I will suffer for your sake, Grant me gentlemen. And then suddenly you just die. What will happen? You think Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to Doom you to say, you know what, not you because it wasn't supposed to be there. No way. It's the mercy of Allah. He knows and he knows when you're going to go part of His mercy is that he did not tell us when we are going to die. He kept that knowledge with him. Imagine if we
knew our date of death, we would commit sin. Say for example, a person is going to look for exactly 7069 years and 350 days, 45 days commit sin complete. And when four days left, Allah, Allah forgive me, we'd be hypocrites. But part of the mercy of Allah to keep us on track is that he did not tell us when you're going to go.
No one knows even on what earth or what land they will die. They have no guarantee of it. It's up to Allah.
So you take a look at the verse I just read before you as soon as Allah Allahu Allah says Make haste towards the forgiveness of Allah. And that would be making haste towards paradise. What gentlemen? It is mother Farah and Jelena come together? Look at what Allah says. Allah Mira, Mira, Pico Jana. Make haste to towards the forgiveness of Europe and the paradise the two of them come hand in hand. So Panama, one does not come with the other if you're not forgiving, how are you going to go to Paradise? Subhana Allah.
So make haste towards both because you don't know it's Allah subhanho wa Taala he owns it keep on asking Allah forgiveness, rush, do not delay don't keep it for tomorrow. So many of us have one major sickness and sometimes I'm affected by it as well.
The time of Salah has settled
and we're busy doing something quite important and we think God you know what I'm reading just now. And before you know it, there's a few minutes left and you're running and you're rushing. I quickly need to do and oh, I just made it
doesn't happen to a lot of us.
I heard the yes quite loudly Mashallah.
Auntie shavon shakedowns, making you delay voila, he my brothers and sisters if you want to hear what is your duty as Salatu Allah waqia which means Salah upon its beginning time, as soon as Salah time comes in, you have to stop everything fulfill your Salah if you are used to saying Oh, it's only the beginning time there's still an ending time the middle of you considering anytime you have a major major disaster which I find is beginning to get hold of you. That's how shaytan starts
to don't allow that to happen to you. Remember, fulfill your Salah on each time you want to do something, do it immediately. You want to read Quran first thing in the morning after selecting five minutes of your time. How much is five minutes you know nowadays.
I don't know what platform you might be using here. But I do know that there is something called WhatsApp. I'm sure you know what it is, isn't it.
People can sit on WhatsApp for five hours without even noticing that they say they've settled in. I promise you they can sit on the Internet and on their phones for about 10 hours without even noticing that they've set on the phone.
And if they couldn't eat, they would eat through the phone as well.
Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us we waste time. We waste time. I was looking at my contact list last night. And I've got approximately three and a half 1000 contacts on my phone.
And I was thinking to myself I had about 750
Three WhatsApp messages in the evening and I'm thinking if I have to answer all these messages I will be here for one week and by that time I will already be having more so all I have to do is select a few try and see Oh by the way, first scroll down and see wifey has a message Mashallah
you better do that because otherwise this problem there'll be warfare, you know?
So you first scroll down and see if you know a few people you know, some VIPs in your life they need to be answered to immediately and you answer them and then if there's numbers that you don't really know sometimes people will just asking you, you know what really irritates me and I'm gonna say this aloud. Okay? When someone says Salam Alaikum Okay, I said while eco Salam there's no verse of the Quran and no Hadith which says I need to type it out. You know that.
You tell you send me a Salam aleikum. wa salam but so I said Who said I need to type it out? I really so now the presence is if I do type it out while ecommerce as they say now I am busy doing so many things in here I have a Santa Monica and I think Mashallah you know, beautiful brother. You know, genuine sister, for example. wailuku Santa, maybe they want something important. How are you? I'm fine. How's your children? Are there okay? How's everyone? That's okay. How's the weather? Come on, get to the point please. What do you want? It's not like I'm being funny, but come on. These are important. If there was something wrong I would put it on Facebook to say guys, I'm feeling sick
make draft for me. So panela the old world war two panela remember the last time I had a motor vehicle accident and the whole world knew about you remember?
And should refer you to us by the way you can see I'm
here in front of you. Is it Angela shukran shukran May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us genuinely feel for one another. Don't wait for someone to advertise that they are unwell. Just make it to offer the entire oma
and if there are specific names season, don't want to draw a list of names you know, and keep on saying Allah, bless this person, bless that person all or help them in whatever they may Allah help every single one of you in whatever you need is helping and that's your entire life. I mean,
may Allah alleviate whatever suffering every one of you and myself included is going through, I tell you, we are all going through major issues, major issues, but of a different nature. Some health matters, some are financial matters, some are social matters, some are marital matters, some are whatever the matters they are, make sure that it's not the link between you and Allah that is being tested. Make sure that that is solid.
So the point I was raising is we can sit on WhatsApp and we are doing nothing all we being is Oh okay, did you smell the rose outside? How did it smell? And come on man, and we've got nothing to do we take pictures of our food and we take pictures of everything and you start sending it to this person and that person and when I went to the mall I posed this way and I showed them a picture and I paused the other way and I showed them a picture and I tried this piece of clothing and I did this to my shoe to show them what type of a shoe I bought Come on
10 times it will land you in jealous at two gentlemen. So Han Allah May Allah grant us goodness, let's remember this waste of time is one of Japan's biggest traps she found one of his biggest traps is to make you waste time.
And if you look at your own profile on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter or WhatsApp, whatever the way you use this technology, you will know whether you are already enslaved in that regard. What is this? It is a waste of time.
What are you doing on it? Nothing. I'm just sitting I'm socializing. It's not haram to socialize, set yourself the time of the day, half an hour a day. I will use my phone
30 minutes a day I'll use my phone. In fact if I were to ask you to put up your hands my hand would be the first one down
but the point I'm making is cut down cut down on it Come on well, it will help and don't say I'm bored What should I do no occupy yourself with something important for the for the sake of Allah it might be your last day on earth and if you have the attitude that today might be the last day of you know of my own Earth one day it will definitely be your last day it has to
so this is a lot and this is why we say Subhana Allah if you do not know how to use technology properly cut it out totally.
If you do know how to use it and benefit but if it's coming between you if it's coming you know breaking your marriage for example, cut it out, throw it away. Let people dial you who really need you on the landline if not let them call you on your husband's phone or your wife's phone.
Only differences when the wife's phone rings she'll have an interview before your interview Mashallah.
So handle I recall a story where there was one sister who answered her husband's phone and she interviewed this person who had called for half an hour and then she says okay, hold on from a hospital. Then she said hold on and then she's interviewing the husband Do you know this person do this do now there's another half an hour, an hour later the phone was already put down and everything was sorted out. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us really imagine if we are feeding our spouses so much. What type
Have interviews will we have on the day of judgment?
When we will not be able to lie we won't be able to get away from anything. And that's Allah subhanho wa Taala means you have mercy on us. Now I want to share with you the verse of the Quran, the set of verses in Surah. Zoomer verse number 53. of Swords Zuma, which is known as the verse of mercy, the verse of mercy, or Jaya
it's the one that has the greatest hope, the verse of the greatest hope in the Quran, what is it? I read it yesterday. I'm repeating it today
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a game, say, Oh, my worshipers who have transgressed against themselves, never lose hope in the mercy of Allah Indeed, he will forgive all your sins for he is most forgiving, Most Merciful.
Wow. Allah is telling you don't ever don't ever lose hope in my mercy, no matter what. Do not ever lose hope in my mercy.
I will forgive all of your sins no matter what they are. I am most forgiving, Most Merciful. So now Mashallah, we are happy we are smiling, Oh Allah, forgive me, Allah forgive our sins. And at the same time, we think to ourselves, whoo, that is so merciful. So Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us he says, Listen, shaitaan is gonna come to you and make you delay. That's what we said moments ago. shaitan will come to you and make you delay. So do you know what Allah says? Immediately after that? He says, what an EVO in Arabi, Kumasi Muna
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turn back to Europe quickly.
Turn back to Europe quickly surrender to Him fast before punishment comes to you and then you will not be helped at all.
So Allah is reminding you, I am very merciful. I will forgive all your sins. But guess what? seek forgiveness quickly. Turn now don't wait for tomorrow. Today. Subhana Allah, I recall, I attended the talk in one
And in the evening, I got a message to say one of the uncles who are sitting with us passed away.
And what was I speaking about? I still remember clearly I was speaking about forgiveness and the mercy of Allah and here was a man in a wheelchair sitting on the side is busy crying that evening, he passed away. And I'm thinking to myself Subhana Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on me Have mercy on him. And today I'm saying May he have mercy on us all?
allies telling I'm very merciful and at the same time, he says, quickly to me, turn back fast, don't delay.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What w x Anima
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follow the best of revelation follow the best of what has been sent to you by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Before the punishment comes to you suddenly without you realizing,
imagine there is an earthquake right here right now. And suddenly the whole roof drops and we're all dead.
Is it possible? answer is yes, it is.
Imagine the next flight you catch. The pilot is depressed, they refuse to call him a terrorist. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from such depression and from becoming victims of them.
it's in the hands of Allah. What if as you're going home, huge major car accidents, it can happen, it has happened, and it will happen and it will continue happening and we may just be the victims.
So that's why Allah says hey, look, I am Allah is your maker in mind. And he tells you clearly turned to me, before you are overtaken by the punishment suddenly without you realizing and then you're gone. You're gone.
People are doing some absurd things on earth today, in the name of religion, in the name of whatever else in the name of politics and so on. And sometimes they say the politicians do it but they do they use religious people to forward their cause. Allah knows what we know is barbarism is being spread and people are becoming more and more intolerant of one another.
And we could just be the victims. But let's have
you and I have to go how we go is Nan's of Allah when we go in there
Allah. So remember Allah is telling you Hey, don't be caught unaware. Not at all. Make sure that you have prepared for the day you will meet with Allah by engaging in lots of sujood fulfill your Salah, asking Allah forgiveness constantly be a beautiful person. The person who's beautiful will have a beautiful link with Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why if we take a look at sort of know
and even sort of staring into a clue Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what to boo in Allah He Jamie and I you
and repent to Allah turn to Allah, repent to Allah, all of you believers so that you will be successful.
You want success in the dunya in the Euro, turn to Allah repent to him and be steadfast upon him. Verse number 31
verse number eight, Allah says, Yeah, are you
are you who believe?
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repent to Allah genuinely sincerely, be genuine when you turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he continues to say Allah will forgive you and grant you paradise. May He grant this paradise, I want to end with a few narrations of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which are full of mercy. And the reason why I'm going to mention these beautiful narrations is because I would like to leave this whole with hope and with resolutions that I will become a better person and I want the same if not better for you.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala has declared to us through the blessing lips of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the La la
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la, la Shoshone meridia, Allah subhanho wa Taala straight stretches his hand every evening to forgive those who have committed sin by day. And he stretches his hand every day to forgive those who have committed sin by night until the sun will rise from the west, which means right up to the end of time. Every night, Allah is asking you and me to see forgiveness. He's waiting, another narration youngsville la caja de la, la la,
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every night when a third of the night remains and that's the time of the hedge that we know it has just before the time of fragile sets in a lot descends to the lowest heavens calling out Is there anyone who is seeking forgiveness that I can forgive them anyone repenting that I can accept it. anyone asking me anything they want so that I can give them how many times a week
if it's World Cup
football, cricket, whatever else there is, I don't know what people are into here. We're up watching and just as close as you can, and then we go to sleep. What happened to your budget? No wonder your team lost.
If you've seen Twitter sometimes the brothers and sisters might have noticed there are people who actually tweet me asking me check. Please, please make sure that Liverpool wins. My bra Liverpool winning some Hannah love.
If you had to have a link with Allah subhanho wa Taala you wouldn't mind listen to my little fatwa. Do you know what it is? Obviously, this is on a lighter note.
I support the winning team. That's why we always win. Mashallah. So even halfway through the match, then these guys start winning. That's my team. And then those guys will that's my team, because football and that is not going to get you into gender. Really.
But if you have overcome shape, then you've won. And you've won big time. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us may open our doors.
Look at the mercy of Allah. He's asking you what do you want? And guess what? He's kept the need in you. So he knows you need so he knows you have to ask. Hence, he's telling you. I know you have to ask. Are you ready to even ask? Some of us are too lazy. We don't even want to get up at that time. We have a big problem but Subhanallah when the problem becomes very big, then we start getting up. It's true. Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on us. Imagine at the end of the path.
We will all be in gentlemen Subhana Allah, it's like I can see some kind of law Allah subhanho wa Taala grounders, gentlemen,
Allah forgive us and grundlegende are my brothers and sisters. Do you know what's in gentlemen?
Oh, beautiful, sweet hamdulillah the Quran says
is what ever your soul desires, what ever you wish is yours. Now, you know, when you enter, for example, a place and you're given a whole lot of money and your spending, you start getting worried that a money might finish, even if you had millions, you know, when you start blowing this way and that way of doing whatever you want and becoming a big like, you know, man who's just dishing out as though he's got everything in the world to give. There comes a time when you think how long will this lasts, no matter how wealthy you are, you think to yourself, how long this lasts, you know what Allah says, Allah says, you will get whatever you desire and whatever is tasty to your eyes.
Normally we taste with the tongue. Allah says, Whatever is delicious to the eye, you will have it
and you will be in jail forever and ever eternity so it's not going to stop it only gets better. So Panama, it only gets better.
And there is rivers of honey, your honey and rivers of pure milk Subhanallah the milk that doesn't go bad. And this pure Subhanallah rivers of water, and rivers of fruit juice of whatever I want. And it's all there. I own it, it's mine. And this everything I see belongs to me. Allah says Jelena has in it something that is far greater and bigger than each person singular paradise singular garden, you know, gentleman's a gardener, your own garden will be bigger than 10 times the size of the entire creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala meaning the earth and the heavens and whatever is between it 10 times more than that, that's if you're the worst person and the last one to intergender
Imagine if you're not an AI, I'm either the last one who am either better than the last one. So I was talking about the worst one worst one. Well, this is what you get everything else in in the heavens and whatever is between and you know what? multiplied by 10 times
Obviously here we're talking of the junior that we know. Okay. multiplied by 10 the junior we know multiplied by 10
it's for the worst first and the last one to endogenic Wow, I'm waiting for that day shala I'm waiting for that day. And the Hadith says fee ha MA in Walla
Walla hopper Allah Toby Bhatia, when I read this, I have to sit and think and I think and I smile to myself, sometimes it makes me blush to Mashallah
you know, what it says, in general, is something your eyes has never seen. So I sit and I think to myself, that means if I've seen something with my eyes, it does not qualify to go into general. That's it.
It does not qualify to go into general as it is, oh, women must be happy. Oh, that's nice, because I see my husband.
That means he just said, Whatever you've seen is not going to be there.
Whatever you've seen is definitely not going to be there. The way you've seen it, it will be in a perfect form that will be mind boggling. And you'll be like, oh, wow, my husband.
So how to love
Mashallah, this is why we say wait and get there, get a new see what Allah has kept for you is something mind boggling. Really, our brains are not qualified to imagine what's in Ghana, to the level of in Ghana, but we are asked to look into it in order to try and go towards it and work towards it.
No is ever seen.
That could mean two things no ear has ever heard. That can mean it could mean a sound as well, as well as any description that you might have heard, say we sitting and we're talking of something. And you've heard me saying it and I've heard you say Guess what? It won't be in general, because in general is going to be something better than that far better in terms of quality.
So you might have oranges, perhaps in general, but they won't be oranges that you've seen here or heard of here. It's something totally different. mind boggling. Get there and see. And then you will say yes, indeed, Allah has fulfilled his promise. So neither the eyes have ever seen what have you seen? I've seen some really lovely things on Earth.
I've seen some really, really lovely things on earth. And we've seen so much guess what you have nothing on.
is qualified to go into general because it's created for the earth. The body you have here and now is very, very easily does not qualify to get into gender as this body you will be given a perfect body by Allah subhanho wa Taala so perfect that it's unimaginable
You don't need to sweat on the treadmill just to lose two kilos not at all nothing. You need to think about it and this your shape. Wow, you need to think about it and it starts changing, you know, they say Apple shape and pear shape and whatever else and all that will be forgotten, because that will mean something else completely. She's imagined.
And then you have the Hadith ending by saying why Allah, Allah can be Bashar, it has not even crossed the heart of a human. And you can even say the mind of a human it didn't even cross your mind didn't even cross your heart. When you see you're gonna say I never ever seen something like this. I've never heard of something like this. I've never ever dreamed of something like this. And I never thought that this is what they would be now come on. Wouldn't we like to go there? So how to love Wouldn't you like to be with your husband's shala? Would you like to be with your wives and hamdulillah? Yes, we will. Because when you see your your spouse you're gonna say
I never ever imagined in the wildest of my dreams. That this is what you will look like. Masha Allah, Allah Subhana Allah how exciting I told you it makes us blush sometimes. Wow, I'm excited. I can't wait. I really can't wait to get there by the will of Allah. But guess what?
In order to get there, those resolutions we made today fulfill them and make sure that you don't miss them. Because what's the point of knowing what's in gentlemen and being so excited Allah promised you and this is why we always say the promise of Allah is such that he's literally telling us Don't worry about what's going to be they're not going to be the terms of items because your mind will never be able to all you got to know is we will definitely pleased you to the extent of the term pleasure, you will be the happiest you will be the most contented satisfied, what ever you wish is absolutely yours. But the journey to that paradise begins here and now May Allah subhanho wa
Taala bless us with the ability to turn to Him and to become serious about our link with Allah sallallahu wasallam ah Baraka Allah, Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah.
Allah Allah, Allah