Purification of the Heart
Channel: Mufti Menk
UK 2013, Purification of the Heart at London
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we commence by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we asked the almighty to bless him and his entire household those who supported him from day one. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless all his companions,
as well as every single one of us and our offspring to come up to the day of kiama not forgetting those who have struggled and stroll through the years in order to preserve this Deen in a way that today it has come to us may allow us us to do the same for the future generations, beloved brothers and sisters in Islam.
This evening, we will be talking about the purification of the soul. The believer, as you know, is only successful if he develops his link with his maker and cleanses his heart. We refer to the heart we refer to the soul. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about cleansing oneself from the sins that are apparent as well as those that are hidden. So in the Quran, he says why the rule was he on his knew about Lena, leave and abandon all sins, whether they are outward or hidden inward inside. And I'm sure we all know that the outward sins are quite clear for everyone to see. Those which are inside are sometimes completely invisible to the rest, it is only through interaction that some of them can
be picked up. And sometimes even with interaction, some of these things cannot be picked up. So it is up to us to purify not only the soul but the heart, knowing that some of the scholars refer to the heart and the soul using the same term and some have separated the two. What we do need to understand is that the heart is described in the hadith of halal and haram which appears in Sahih Muslim narrated by another man the beneficiary of the 11 in an halala being in Al haram obion babina, Houma omo Mr Bihar to lie Allah munakata meanness halaal is quite clear and Haram is also quite clear. And between the two, there may be a gray area where people may not know is this halal
or is this haram so the Hadith continues to say.
Family Takashi boo ha de Vaca de sobre la de vida de vermandois Coffee shubho hottie wakaf in Haram. Whoever stays away from that which is doubtful has protected himself and his religion. And whoever falls into that which is doubtful has fallen into Haram. If I can stop there for a moment and quickly explain. If a person
were to be told that this particular piece of food that you're about to eat
is poisonous, and as soon as you put it in your mouth, you will die.
And 20 people are saying that to him and another 20
Say No, don't worry, it's fine. It's okay we've checked it out and so on, and you can eat it.
That is a very clear example of what we are saying today. Meaning in this Hadith, if you were to put it in your, it's as though you've committed suicide, you've gone, you've killed yourself because 20 are saying this and 20 are saying that and if you were to leave it, you would save yourself completely. So there is no risk involved by leaving it. And yet by taking it you are definitely risking your life. This is as far as a foodstuff goes which may be poisonous, but when it comes to the deen and what Allah has revealed and sent down, there are things that are clear things that are not clear for some and the clarity is either this way or that way. You know this is permissible and
this is not permissible. That is clear. But sometimes there is a debated issue in the center. If you are to protect yourself from it, perhaps you will be able to safeguard your deen and in this particular generation, some may say that this is speaking more about foodstuffs and so on. But the wording of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam goes far beyond anything that can be termed halal or haram is included in this particular narration. Then the Hadeeth continues to say kawaii Hema yusaku and Delta IV Avi,
similar to a shepherd who has allowed his flock to graze upon the border of his land, not knowing whether it has gone on to the land of the neighbor, because the demarcation is not so clear. So there is a point up to which he knows this is my land. Beyond that he is not so clear. Is this my land or is it not my land? So when he goes to that gray area, he doesn't know whether it's nice or not what a big risk. He is now grazing his Shepherd or his sheep as a shepherd on land that may not be his and this is why the narration continues to say, Allah we're in Nanakuli Malik in Hema Allah wa in him Allah Hema Hari Mohan behold, every king has limits. Every King has a border limits beyond
which you are not allowed, or you will not be allowed to cross every king has rules, regulations. And indeed the limits of Allah are those things he has made prohibited don't go there. So panela then it continues making mention of the heart. And this is what we're trying to get to
an hour in nothing. Jessa de la moda II de Sala had Sala and Jessa Dooku. EDA said that faster than just a Dooku Allah wa he'll
behold, in the body there is a piece of flesh. If it is pure and clean and good, the entire body will be pure and clean and good. And if it is dirty, impure and not good, then the whole body will be dirty, impure and not good.
Behold, that organ, or that piece of flesh is the heart SubhanAllah.
So if your heart is clean, everything else will be okay. If your heart is dirty, everything else will be dirty. And when we say clean heart, it doesn't necessarily mean that you are just a person who's non judgmental. You see, sometimes they say, Don't judge me. You're giving them advice. You say brother, you're not supposed to go to the nightclub Ah, stop judging me. What are you talking about? We just advising you. So don't use the term Do not judge me. In order to run away from advice. Sometimes it becomes different for the difficult for the scholars or for those who want to advise others to advise them. Sister use your hair is supposed to be covered. Sister you're supposed
to be dressing in a proper way my brother, you're not supposed to be bouncing around on the street with your backside half showing.
Stop judging me when your backsides judging you.
And this happens and we get these answers on a daily basis. Well, to be honest, nobody's judging. But it does not mean that if a person has uttered these type of words that their heart is dirty, No brother or sister they are advising you for your better. Well ah ha moments ago, I was listening to a clip in the audio language of one of the cricketers
in Pakistan, I don't even know exactly who he is, but I believe he is one of the top cricketers of the globe. And he was making mention of who his real friends are. You know what he said? He's a cricketer. He says the real friends are the llama. My real friends are those scholars who keep reminding me What is my duty to Allah? What is halal and haram and the fact that I'm going to go into my grave with no body, no cricket bat and no ball and no score. And nothing from the Guinness Book of Records, but just me and my own records, the deeds I've done. Imagine a cricketer, a man who's one of the top on the globe, confirming that those scholars who continue reminding me telling
me that I am a
person whose I am a person who's going to go into my grave all alone.
Those are my true friends Subhan Allah. What about us? What do we have next to our names? Do we hate the people who remind us if that's the case, purification of the heart and soul is required? We ask Allah subhana wa Jalla to help us purify, well law he it is a difficult age that we are moving in because people do not realize that when others are reminding you to purify your soul, your heart, they are not judging you. They are they are helping you they are giving you a word of encouragement. Don't just give that answer that is an answer that sometimes the globe gives in order to get away with murder to keep on committing sin. We will not judge you We love you my sister but we don't love
your bad habit. We love you my brother we don't love your bad habit.
I was about to say we don't love your backside.
Well, I it's true. Thinking of people will lie My brother We love you. We really want you that's why we're telling you don't do that.
We had an image doing its rounds on the internet with some of the scholars had to say please don't, you know, send this around because they were showing Juma. I think it was two weeks ago in a Masjid.
Okay, let's not say where it was in case you might recognize the brother. But they were showing him making his soon as the hookah is going on. And the people behind him was so harmed and hurt they had to get up and some of them you know sharp enough to pick up their phones and say let's you know, tell the people what's happening around here. May Allah safeguard us we should not be exposing people but the people should not be exposing themselves.
So my brothers and sisters let's purify our souls for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala How does this happen?
We need to do something about it. Don't think that I just make it to Allah clean me purify my soul and it will do it is a part of it. Definitely. Allahumma yamaoka libelle kulu kulu bana allogenic the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say, Oh Allah, in whose hands or Allah Who is the owner of the movement of the hearts, move my heart towards the dean on the dean, keep it steadfast. But that statement will be of no use. If you do not have an intention to purify yourself, work hard on matters like hatred, remove that hatred for your fellow brothers in the dean and have hatred for sin, rather than the individual whom you're supposed to be looking at and saying this is my brother
in Islam. If you are supposed to be hating people, because of a sin they may be committing. Remember, everybody will hate everybody because none of us can put up our hands and say we are sinless. Can anyone now here put up their hands and say I am spotless sinless, I have not sent
not one Subhana Allah,
Not even myself because we are human beings. So the reality we will hate the sin, we will hate the Schick we will hate the beta but we will work on the brother or the sister in a way that we will try to help them come out of that chick come out of that beta come out of that sin for example, but at the same time remembering that this is a person who has declared the Shahada and I have as well they may have sinned differently to me, but in the same way I want to be helped I need them to be helped and I will try my best to do that or at least make dua for them. This is why we say you see a brother with a bottle in his hand a bad Muslim would go around tweeting that and go around
Facebooking it and WhatsApp in it and so on it Subhana Allah why because they want the world to know I saw that man with a bottle but a good Muslim will do one of two things or both. They will either go to the brother say brother you know what this is something bad and you know you're a Muslim Come on, you know, inshallah, this much goodness expected from you by the will of Allah You're such a great person, you have so much potential this thing is not going to do you any good. engage them, not swearing, engage them properly to say, look, this is something that is unacceptable in the deen, you know, it will cause a lot of damage a lot of harm. If you quit this, I think there are a lot of
good habits that you have just quit this and so on. And Allah subhanho wa Taala may open the brothers doors through your effort and you will be granted goodness latonya de Allahu bhikaji Lanois Hayden highroller come in hamari nam for Allah to use you to guide a single person is better for you than anything of of the highest material value in this world. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all.
That is point number one, you either go to him or someone who has an effect or impact on him and perhaps tell them to talk to him if you cannot talk to him. And secondly, make dua for that brother. Yeah, Allah today I witnessed someone with a bottle it hurt me, Allah, Allah guide them, help them to remove the bottle, help them to give up that bad habit and helped me to give up whatever bad habit I have.
About this is purity of the heart now with that, and that naseeha if Allah wills that person's heart will come on to the right path within a matter of time. We know so many people who had very bad pasts. But now when they've come up straight Subhan Allah, they've gone very far in life in terms of the deen and become closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala so many of us, perhaps we are much better today than we were yesterday. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that good grant us goodness this is why we say brother, when you have become religious. Remember, when you are inviting others towards religion, you also came about slowly so give them a little bit of time. The problem with us, we come
on the dean after 50 years and everyone else we give them five minutes. One minute it's a problem in the oma, we are facing it we are not patient. We are supposed to be patient as muslimeen it took you 40 years to recognize your maker. Why do you want to inform and it's create such a situation that remove a man from the whole fold of the dean, kick him out, kiss him to the degree that you've buried him alive and you haven't given him more than formula to repent. You took 40 years my brother thank Allah He showed you the light law were condemned. Continue working on them, the prophets Allah Allah Allah salons no Buddha was not 23 minutes. No Was it 23 days? No Was it 23 months it was 23
solid years. La kebab.
So purify your heart when it comes to your relation with others. Because there is something known as a bad through which a lot of what your heart conceals, becomes manifest.
We hate for the sake of Allah, the deeds that are done in the displeasure of Allah. We may hate for the sake of Allah. Those who have absolutely no goodness in them and they have damaged the deen or they have caused lots of damage to those who follow the deen. But remember, even the non Muslims, every single non Muslim is a potential Muslim. If you lose focus on that you have lost the path.
Every single non Muslim is a potential Muslim by the will of Allah. For as long as they are breathing. There is hope, who is ready to invite them in the proper way.
Allahu Akbar a very
big statement that brings tears to the eyes, every non Muslim when the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam made a dua
for the enemies of Islam one of the prayers were Allahumma is an Islam to be a hardener marine. Allah grant strings to this Deen through the acceptance of Islam of one of the two Omar's one was known as Omar Abu hapa, or the Allahu anhu later to be known as, and the other one, a sham, who was known as Abu Jamal. No sooner was the main response came from Allah subhanho wa Taala. This man came marching into this house of outcome in our community alone and as the books of history have made mentioned. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knew that Allah is the one who guides just like he guided me, he may guide you or anyone on the street. So remember, when we say cleanse your heart
and do not be judgmental, we need to understand what the statement means. May Allah subhanahu wa taala make us people who realize that we would like to help one another to become steadfast on the deen. And that help can happen in so many different ways, depending on the authority that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given you as well.
If we have hatred in our hearts, now let's talk of general hatred, not necessarily while giving Dawa but at the same time hatred in our hearts for someone
for some reason, normally it stems from jealousy. Not every time but a lot of the times because Allah has blessed someone with more wealth, with more knowledge with more acceptance perhaps with with greater looks, you know, you have a woman who's extremely beautiful, and sometimes or a girl who's extremely good looking. And sometimes you have other girls who make her life so difficult and her crime is just that she is gorgeous. I would have told you to say Mashallah, but it's abstract. There's no one in particular we're talking about law.
So hamdulillah all you can say inshallah.
My brothers and sisters will lie. Do not become jealous of the favors that Allah has bestowed others. Just because you don't have it don't it will result in the dirty heart, the heart will become unclean, filthy, and it will require a cleansing.
cleansing of the heart is also done through what is known as the crow law. Because everything has a detergent and the detergent of the heart is the remembrance of Allah but I'd like to interpret
The term licola in its broader context, Victrola starts with understanding the meaning of the Quran. That's where it starts. That's the beginning of it. Because the vehicle that is mentioned in the Quran, so many times it directly refers to the Quran. And at times it refers to the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So remember, you need to know the message of Allah in order to have your heart purified. What did Allah say to me, I always, always say it is a big insult, some of us how old we are, how regular we are with our Salah. Yet we have not made an effort to understand the meanings of what we utter in Salah. Voila, here it is an insult. We don't even know what is
Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen Rahmani Raheem Malik el Medina, some people do not know the meaning. And some people do not think of the meaning when they're uttering these words. So what value do you have? How is your heart going to be impacted? Look at the hearts of those who are the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu when they heard a single verse, their lives changed. When they heard one verse, their hearts were purified Omar himself who was an enemy of Islam. The opening verses of Surah Taha were read to him, not more than a few lines were read to him, he began to tremble.
Immediately his heart was cleansed, because
he had that sincerity in his heart. For a moment, it was struck with sincerity. And he said take me to Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam guided from copper to a man in a split moment, because of the Quran.
And this has happened to so many people. He does happen to people around us in our image, perhaps some who might be seated here, reverted immediately Allahu Akbar, why they read the Quran and they realized, this is the word of Allah, I always tell people
you know, I have a disk, an mp3 disc in my vehicle, given to me by someone in Malaysia, a brother, a Lagrangian goodness. And in it on it.
There is the entire Quran just in the English language. So the Arabic has been, you know, separated. Now we know the importance of the Arabic and the English. And he says, This is extremely beneficial to those who speak the language. And I thought to myself, look, to me, the Arabic is powerful the English is fair enough trying to explain what the Arabic is, but the word of Allah is that particular Arabic, you cannot compromise it. So I thought to myself, let me put it in and try and listen to what is being said. And I had a non Muslim sit in my car once one who had come to do some work, and I was taking him back to his place.
I saw tears in his eyes. Four or five sutras were read within a short space of time in the English language alone. And he told me what is this? I said, What do you think it is? He said, it's something powerful. He said, it has to be the book you guys follow? I said it is can I come to your place of worship, by all means? Brother Subhana. Allah, I think within a short space of time, may Allah grant him guidance to the dean. I mean, that's when I realized I said, You know what, sometimes when people are just going through even the meaning of it, because they understand it, it impacts differently without reducing the importance of the tilava in the Arabic language, because
indeed, that is on a level of its own. But at the same time, remember the impact of that if you understand what you're reading is totally different. You need that as well. So your purification will start when you have made an intention to understand the word of Allah. I said moments ago, they heard four verses of the Quran, they embraced Islam. They read four verses of the Quran, they embrace the deen of Islam. We have read what we known as hotma upon hotma upon hotma once a month, sometimes once a week, sometimes once every two months we've completed the entire must have But brother You cannot give up your pornography.
It did not move you. pornography is the problem of the age will lie. It's a difficulty. It affects your eyes, your brain, your mind, your organs, your reproductive system, your the way you look at the opposite sex your marriage. Absolutely everything is made rotten through a cancer because of your eyes perceiving some dirty sexual movements of the opposite sex. Totally Haram, completely unacceptable, but available on your phone today. I was speaking to some brothers on our journey back from Birmingham. And I made mention of a very interesting point. Your mobile phone that you have my brothers my sisters can take you to Jenna or Johanna. Remember that the way you use it. You have
Any scholar on the globe that has, Allah has used to affect you and impact on you, at your fingertips
at the time of your convenience in your bedroom, Subhan Allah, perhaps, once you are lying down, you can click every night either on a scholar where you can listen to something regarding your deen and go to bed feeling a good Muslim, or you can click on to a pornographic site. And perhaps you will be caught in that web, which will take you very, very far away. it's to do with how clean or dirty Your heart is. If you want to purify yourself, you need to force yourself before you go to bed. Click that phone, listen to a 10 minute clip of a scholar of your choice Subhanallah and then go to bed every day that 10 minute dose will wake you up. But if you have a one minute dose of that which is
pornographic or ugly, or dirty or unacceptable, will lie It is like a seed that grows and when the tree grows big, it's going to be very hard to uproot it my brothers, my sisters get rid of it now. Now make an intention here and now you're Allah, you take me before I exit this Masjid. Let me be a pure person. I seek forgiveness for all my sins, I changed my life.
How many more scholars Would you like to hear before you change your life before you decide to purify that heart of yours without an effort from you, the heart is not going to be purified.
When you have your own kitchen, and you've cooked your food and your parents are dirty, you cannot just look at the parents and expect them to become clean. Even if you've got a dishwasher. You've got to pick the thing up, put it into the dishwasher, choose the detergent, turn on the water, press the button, then things happen Subhanallah we still don't have that I control the eye control of the pan. And if you thought you did they take you to the hospital Believe me.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says goddess so these are powerful words of reminder for myself to begin with my brother, my sister, how do you use your Twitter account? What type of a profile do you have? How do you use your Facebook account? It can take you to paradise or it can drive you to hell very easily. Believe me, it's up to you when you press click and when you press like and it's up to you to go home and dislike or to dislike it here and now whilst we're talking.
Because I know they are brothers perhaps maybe even sisters busy on their phones whilst we're talking. To be honest, I actually don't see a single one Mashallah.
So I need to swallow back my word.
But this is what it is. If your heart is dirty, it begins to show your own self. You can see it your mind can figure it out. Why because you lead a life. What will happen to it, it will be full of bunk, you know it will be so narrow, full of depression, full of stress, full of lack of contentment. Where is my contentment gone? It's gone with the pornographic sites. It's gone with the adultery that you cannot give up. Adultery is a seed. Well, if you saw it, and you water it, watering means you return to it. And you want to read more you return to it more it grows a tree. When the tree becomes big and strong, it becomes more difficult to uproot it you get hooked on to it
to the degree that it's just like second nature. No regret thereafter, until you die in a condition. May Allah safeguard us we had some brothers who came to me some time back telling me you know, what do we do? Our father was looking like such a religious man, and he died in the midst of two prostitutes with beer bottles.
Do you want that? To be the end of your life? May Allah protect us all now to be La La safe goddess. Well, if that's the case, do not let that be a probability. rather let Salah be a probability possibility. If you engage in five Salah the chances of you dying in Salah are very great. Do you know that?
There are so many who have died in Sudan. But if you don't read Salah there are no chance of that happening to you. Not at all.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala take us away whilst we are in his obedience. And may He protect us really, that we are not disgraced dying in his disobedience. My brothers and sisters Life is too short. We cleanse our heart from malice from debt from jealousy. Jealousy leads to that hatred Subhana Allah when you hate someone, you start planning their downfall.
And what happens when you plan someone's downfall, you lose focus from your own life.
Because now everything I do is to do him down.
I'm going to fight this man. I'm going to do this to him. I'm going to do this to the sister or this woman. I'm going to make sure this happens and that happens whether it is the young age starting from the school rivalry that we have because of what someone looks like or how sharp they are.
What type of friends they may have and how sociable they may be or not be. These are all little problems we face in schools, primary as well as high school and so on. You know, some people only flock around those who are wealthy, others flock around those who are popular, others flock around those who are intelligent. And we leave sometimes the best of people who have the best of character and conduct just because they are quiet sitting in one corner low, perhaps from them, you might have benefited more.
So don't make people's lives difficult when you start making someone's life hard. You have lost focus from your own.
You know, we're very fortunate that in Britain, I'm going to say something that really might be affecting some.
We are very fortunate that in Britain, the houses are small and there's a shortage of space. Do you know why? You have less problems of in laws than we do back in Africa?
Because you have to live separately Like it or not, in most cases.
Why I say this is because when there are many people living together, you that cannot be possible unless you have a very big heart. You need to be a selfless person who loves Allah and the deen and who allows people their freedom Subhana Allah who respects and who serves, otherwise it cannot work doesn't happen. You're living with so many people Subhana Allah.
Allahu Akbar. So this is why I say you're lucky you've got small homes, but I think the hearts are big inshallah. Let's hope that
at least we can. A heart is something you know, when you exercise your muscles, they inflate, don't they? Mashallah youngsters would like to look big, you know, they'd like to look muscular. When you exercise your heart correctly. It also becomes big Mashallah big in the right way. hamdulillah. So we ask Allah to grant us good hearts, big hearts, to be generous. generosity is a good quality of the heart, which stems from the goodness of the soul. But when we are stingy and miserly, everything goes wrong because then we begin to hate people. You don't spend on your own family. Come on my brother. You don't spend on your children. So where's your wealth going? Allahu Akbar. Are you
amassing it? The verses I read before you qarun that's what he did. He amassed the wealth. And you know, what was his problem? He had such a dirty heart, such a filthy soul, that he related whatever he had to himself and not to his maker. That brings me to a point. Whatever goodness you have is from Allah, the evil and bad from yourself and shaytan Allahu Akbar. Allah says goddess, so you recognize your own knifes and you recognize shaytan who is trying to work on you
and divorce yourself from the devil you find yourself getting closer to Allah, it's like a seesaw
your soul within it. There is this see, so type of a relation. You either move closer to the devil and further from Allah or closer to Allah and further from the devil. Simple.
May Allah Subhana Allah grant us purity. My brothers and sisters.
Another bad habit is when we are selfish, we want everything for ourselves. Rather develop our hearts and souls.
To be selfless, to the degree that we can share something known as an ethos. Look at Allah subhanho wa Taala. Praising the unsolved What did they do? They welcome strangers who?
into their homes by the instruction of Allah, when allied instructed they welcome their brothers, who were strangers. Had it not been for the link of Eman, there would be no other link. Welcome them into the home and share their wealth 5050. Today, we cannot share our wealth with the suffering sold in Syria, or Somalia or anywhere else on the globe. And nobody's asking you to open your doors, to let them live in your house and share everything 5050 but we're not ready to give out 5% without them coming even into our houses. That's why we're not Sahaba May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us purity of the heart so that at least we can be Sahaba in the era.
We'd like to be in the company of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they really had such good hearts. So much purification within the heart. They gave so much to their suffering brothers and sisters to the degree that life was made comfortable for these people who had come known as Mahajan. And Allah praises them by saying, you see Runa
Fujimoto Can I mean kasasa. They gave their brethren preference over themselves, even though they needed a lot more. They will
in dire need of what they were actually giving away, we are asking you for very little, or you're suffering brothers and sisters across the globe, perhaps in your neighborhood, perhaps in your Masjid. I'm not asking you to give up that which you are in need of, but that which you do not need. How many of us have wardrobes full of clothes that we've never worn for the last year? My sister, give it away. Do not let your heart cling to this worldly material.
items that are there.
You may use them, you may enjoy them within the limits of Allah. nobody's saying no. You may make use of it, you may become happy was using it. But remember, don't let it be a waste extravagance is a sign of the dirty heart and the dirty soul.
Allah says in the Quran, such people who are extravagant and wasteful. They are the brethren of the devil
in the arena can Oh
what can I shave me good
luck. Those who are wasteful, extravagant, and so on. They are the brethren of shape and, and shaytan is ungrateful, which means wastefulness is a sign of ingratitude.
wastefulness is a sign of ingratitude, you have so many pairs of shoes, 45 pairs of shoes, one for every occasion, the wedding coming up next week, you've already shown a brand new pair of clothing and you've got 60 pairs in your closet, don't worry, my sister, they are not going to know that you wore this for the for the wedding that was 10 weddings back.
That's how we've got to speak.
And if you want to sew, and you have the ability to sew something new for every function, make a promise to Allah for every one I get, I'm going to give one away, make sure it is a cut within the pleasure of Allah. Because if you give away
a skirt with a slip, that is going to expose a female whom you have given it to you may be amassing a sin rather than getting something in terms of reward. You think you are giving a charity? One day we were given donations from somewhere
and they told us please give this to the poor. Well, ah, when we took some of it out, not all of it some of it out. We were so embarrassed as to what it was. And we decided this we cannot give it to anyone. No one because we cannot allow the people to wear it. They're going to think wow, this guy must be a real real romantic dude giving it to me. Well, I asked it's not from me. My sister was an embarrassment we giving it to someone and they might take it home, give it to their sister, and they know where it came from. And they have such a bad feeling in their heart about you that this guy is actually someone besides what he is purporting to be yet it's not for me, it's from a donor. And
when they donate it, they asked me Allah,
Allah accept from us our sadaqa sadaqa
What are you giving? It's like giving a bottle of alcohol and saying Yeah, like accept it from me as a sadhaka Not at all. It is haram. Why did you have that in the first place? You should be embarrassed of it. And this is why we say my sisters by clothes are so close that inshallah one day you can give out as a sadaqa by the will of Allah, just the mere giving it out later on, even if you've used it and it's in good condition. There are people across the globe who might not even have that much. But if you've given that it may be a means of your entry into paradise.
So just so it properly Charla make sure it is within the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala
I know what the sisters are thinking but I use it at home in my bedroom. C
sharp they say very very quick thinkers today. Well ah Hey, my sister, what you do in your bedroom is none of our business. It's between you and your husband in Sharla. The difficulty is we are talking of people who are not yet married sometimes. Allahu Akbar. May Allah safeguard us, and May Allah open our doors and even if we are married, we need to understand and realize when you giving someone something, you need to know what you are giving them, especially as a movement. We are supposed to be pilots. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors.
I think this mic is cutting every little while to remind us that it's not only about the sisters, it's about the brother sitting in front of us as well. My beloved brothers will lie here we are so grateful to Allah. How do we show this gratitude that we are part of the oma we love each other for the pleasure of Allah, Allah He will law he will see beautiful faces Mashallah we see people whom we love solely for the pleasure of Allah you are trying to engender and so am I.
And I asked Allah in this blessing gathering in one of his houses Yeah, Allah unite us in the same way you brought
us together here today. I mean,
so my brothers and sisters, we need to become generous. We need to know that there are people across the globe suffering, sometimes we throw away our food, not realizing there are others who actually do not have that food.
purify your soul, and you will realize the value of even the name of Allah upon you. We were speaking of qarun Do you know what he said? He said, Whatever I got is from my own intellect. Allah says, oh, he doesn't even realize our hand there. He doesn't realize where it came from. Allah says we destroyed him and everything he had. And we let the earth swallow it up. And there was nothing left the following day. And there were people who used to wish they had like him, oh, they were reminded by the scholars, you cannot wish for something of this nature, which came by wrongdoing and at the same time with arrogance. And when they saw what happened, they said just as well, we did not
get what he has, or what he had. Because if we had got that we would have perhaps been swallowed by the earth, just like he was.
This is why you want to ask Allah, asking for Jenna to start with. Ask him for sabbats ask him for purification. Ask him for the ability to remain steadfast. Ask him to let the heart be inclined towards him, rather than to let it drown in the illicit love of this world. Sometimes when I say illicit I mean, you get married, you protect your heart from depression and stress by the will of Allah so long as you've married the right brother or the right system.
But if you want to develop that love without having been married to someone, it will not result in anything but the dirtiness of your own heart.
Mommy, Mo da, da, da da da da da da. Every single child is born upon nature, the nature of the belief in Allah alone, they will understand it and realize it. That heart which is pure, completely pure, but what happens over time the heart becomes impure because of the environment. The parents sometimes divert people this way, that way, your friends can also make your heart dirty to Subhan Allah.
And when we speak of that type of purification,
Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of the heart that is on the highest level. When he describes the Day of Judgment. He says the day of judgment
on that day, your wealth and your children will not help you. The only thing that will help you is the pure heart, the accepted correct heart, that heart which stood firm on the oneness of Allah
subhanho wa Taala on the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala
the heart that struggled to keep shaytan at bay and the heart that engaged in constant repentance. If you repent correctly, on its own, it will help you abstain from sin. How does that happen? Because if you say Oh ALLAH forgive me, Oh ALLAH forgive me in the morning, for example, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam through the day, set it up to 100 times. And if we are to do that, say for example, whilst I'm walking, I've said it five, six times, as I'm entering, for example, a store I say it another five, six times, bearing in mind what I'm saying, and then for example, why is them coming out I say it a few times, bearing in mind what I'm saying. And throughout the day, I'm saying
it, you know, scattered through the day here and there a few times here and there, what will happen? The minute there is a sin to be committed, I will feel immediately it doesn't go together with this tool, but that I've been engaging in through the day the two don't come together. I'm on one hand saying Allah forgive me. And on the other hand, I'm busy gazing the wrong gaze. It won't come together. It won't. So this is why they say engaging is still far that will protect you.
What else will protect you your Salah will protect you Salah when it is read correctly on time when you're worried about the next one? That is when you read inshallah correctly.
That's a sign that your Salah is valid and correct.
This is why the Hadith describes our children to whom Allah can build masajid a man whose heart is connected to the masjid meaning connected to Sala connected to the house of Allah in the case of the sisters connected to your Salah when you read one you're worried about the next one. This is a gift of Allah, how many of us we fulfill salah and already we worried about the next one try and achieve that you find your heart will be cleansed will law he the sins will eradicate themselves because in salata 10
Sala itself prohibits and prevented
You from immorality and evil. Allahu Akbar. May Allah subhanho wa Taala purify us, May He grant us goodness.
So this is why we say Subhana Allah, this cuttlebone Salim, this pure heart should be the dream of every one of us, save yourselves. remember Allah a lot, protect yourself from jealousy from envy, protect yourself from that which is bad, the love of sin, that which you commit in private, that is what destroys your heart.
One sin in private is more dangerous,
once in private, is more dangerous than what you you think the reason is,
when a person commits a sin on his own between him and Allah, although it may not be as bad as committing it openly with arrogance, but there is a difference. When you get used to doing something on your own that is bad. Perhaps sometimes people might not correct you. When you committed openly, sometimes a person might correct you and this is why the Hadith speaks of it from another angle, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, There is hope for people for as long as they they are not proud of their sin and they don't openly committed. So that anger, yes, it's in the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, but that which you do in private, it does not mean it's
belittled. It is very dangerous, it is venomous, it is poisonous. It is something that may go into
routes of evil, that are like the arteries around your heart, they've blocked it, seal it. If you've ever seen the diagram of a heart, and you see all the veins and capillaries and arteries, and various other blood vessels around the heart. They they come so well around the heart that they form like a cage around it.
Imagine if that was full of evil.
What would happen to us?
This is why develop your link with Allah silently.
One of the means of purifying your heart
solubilized evenness to
engage in acts of worship when people are fast asleep. Read your Salah at night, when nobody's watching besides Allah, why is this going to purify your heart because you are doing it for the sake of Allah.
If committing a sin, when you think nobody is watching is very, very bad and evil, and dirties your heart, then engaging. In a good deed, when nobody is watching will have the opposite effect, it will purify your heart and cleanse it. So this is why there are so many evidences to prove that a good deed that is done in private, is far more beneficial than the same good deed which may be done sometimes openly beneficial from a certain angle. That is purification of the heart. Your link with Allah is a secret between you and Allah. Mostly who knows my connection with Allah? Only I know it I know what water I'm swimming in. I know what what super might be in and so do you Subhana Allah
it's only Allah knows this. So you need to know between you and Allah, what's your link, develop it. Make Allah your best friend. Give that love to Allah and the love of Allah is known by your obedience. It is not known by mere statements of the tongue. Statements of the tongue are important but they need to be substantiated by action. Moments ago we promised 10 pounds each to do what to upgrade the sound system here. It's easy to put up your hand whether or not you're going to take it out of your pocket and put it in the box. That's between you and Allah Subhana Allah this was just a statement to make sure it comes thinking moments. As soon as I'm gone. I'm sure everybody will just
say salam aleikum out Don't forget. La Kabbalah. May Allah subhanahu wa taala make us honest people. It's easy to say something. It's difficult to put your money where your mouth is. May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us mouths that will not embarrass us.
We say Oh Allah, we love you on messenger. We love you. It's just like what we are getting in return. My sister's I said a few days ago and I'm saying it again. When he says I love you. It's just like how he says I love the messenger.
Why do we say that? Because when he says he loves the messenger. If he really did, he would not be saying that to you illicitly. Allahu Akbar. Did you hear what I just said? If he's married to you, it's fine. Yes, we're not talking about that. We're talking of illicitly you want to say I love you. I love you sister in Islam, I love you. And at the bottom we add ft Opie, you know what that means? Or FTP for the pleasure of Allah FTP a Yeah, I've seen it happening.
I love you and they've got a big sign with a smooch
No, it's a little smug Mashallah.
It's just a sign. They've got it going, and his little emoticon that comes up. I love you with the emoticon. And at the bottom, they say, FTP for the pleasure of Allah. What's that? Is that like a password to commit sin? A lie, it's not be careful. It's a password to get to your heart. And my sister if you fall prey to that, you're equally guilty. Allahu Akbar, don't fall prey to it. When you love Allah and His messenger. You wouldn't be saying that to someone illicitly. It's a sign. This is why I say if such a person says I love the messenger, it's the same thing. Because they love the messenger. They're not following him. So they love you. And you probably not the only one that
they say I love you too. And at the same time, they probably using that statement just to get something out of you. May Allah subhanho wa Taala purify us Do not abuse one another, never abused the opposite sex never ever respect the opposite sex. And remember, if you are used as a means to guide someone, it is better for you than anything of material value in this world.
If that is correct, and it is correct, because it's the Hadith, then you need to remember the opposite is also true. If you are used to misguide someone, it is worse for you than anything in this world. Then the last of the biggest materialistic items of this world Western that
Imagine if you're used to misguide someone, you encourage someone to commit a sin and they committed it. It's so bad and it's such a dirty spot on the heart that what will happen is
it would be equivalent or even worse than if you had to lose your house and your car and your job and your clothing and everything and driven out of completely everything and your bank account gone. everything done. And you sitting there Bay. Why? Because you did something that is unacceptable.
My brothers and sisters it's about time we cleansed ourselves for the sake of Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala grantors goodness.
Allah open our doors will lie who we need to be worried for ourselves. When we die and we go into our graves we will be on our own. It is the warm tears that will come to our assistance. When we've cried for the sake of Allah, Allah, Judah Corolla, Holly and father Dinah, someone who remembers Allah on their own. They remember Allah in the darkness of the night, or at any time of the day. And suddenly a warm tea rolls down their cheeks that won't tear will bear witness for you, my brothers and sisters. Now law granted to us, some of us we've never cried, except for that which was illicit girlfriend breaks up with you, and you cry, two buckets full law.
And when you break up your link with a law and develop a link with the devil, there's no tears coming up. When people remind you of your link with Allah and how he is the owner of everything. He's the owner of your heart. He's the owner of your eyes, your nose, your existence, your breathing, your life, your sustenance, your happiness. then nobody cries or should I say some Don't cry. This is why the prophets Allah Salam used to say i mean i in in Latin, Allah, I seek your protection from an eye that doesn't cry for your sake. Allah open our doors, we cry over our sins. Ibuki Allah hottie attic is a hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he says you need to cry over
the sins you've committed. We it's a sign of acceptance. It's a sign that you have turned, it's a purification of the heart. The tears are used to purify the heart for as long as they are, they have been released for the right reasons. Law Akbar Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us purity and goodness, brothers and sisters, I have only tapped on very few angles of purification of the heart and purification of the soul. There is much to be said. But as you know, sessions of this nature will keep repeating themselves. It is your business. You need to make it your business to hunt for them, to make an effort to attend them and inshallah to be a part of them. I want to end with one little
point that comes to my mind and that is
back at home we see the churches full, they sit for hours, three four times a week, hours on end
and the other places of worship, but when it comes to the Muslim mean very few people can we fill this Masjid for Salah till tomorrow morning, as it is today, or any Masjid we are closest to in terms of the brothers. Can we do that?
By the will of Allah We hope that that is the case. My brothers and sisters work on your hearts. May Allah
Make me work on mind as well. No matter what level you've got to, there is always room for improvement. always room for improvement. Never ever think that I have arrived. Never ever think I'm holy. Because a person who thinks he's holy, really has a few holes.
You need to know that you need to be worried about your piety. piety is a level that really even the pious are worried. Look at amarapura katavi Allahu anhu going to a man rhodiola and water stonewater of the deen, what a man. What a great man. And he goes and he says, Yeah, I just want to know something. The list of hypocrites that you have, is not on that list. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, one of the highest of the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu to in the order number two in the ranking. And what happens? Allahu Akbar. He's saying, genuinely and seriously asking a question, worried and trembling. Is my name on that list? Just let me know that. Did he ever think I'm a pious man? I am
so happy. And I was happy to be the companion of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. I was given glad tidings of paradise. So I am pious. They were given glad tidings of Jannah and they were still worried about that issue. Are we hypocrites? The Quran says and Tabitha Amano come to LA to Sharon, addressing the Sahaba of the lava and home The address is even more for us.
That your deeds might be wasted without you knowing because of certain bad conduct and behavior.
So what about us? We ask Allah never ever to waste our deeds without us knowing. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. inshallah we meet again for another dose in sha Allah. At some stage whether here or elsewhere, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless us and grant us all paradise. Help us purify our hearts love one another for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and remove the clean Venus that is in our hearts of the material world that is around us. When it goes beyond a certain limit. Remember, it becomes detrimental Till we meet again we say what's Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhana Allah he'll be handy Subhana Allah
homodiegetic he had to Allah, Allah, Allah and Mr. Furukawa to be unique