Qualities, Habits, Mindset and Paradise
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah haywire Allah Allah He was so happy here Jemaine my brothers and sisters gratitude to Allah subhanahu wa to Allah Allah is what will bring about increase in the goodness that you have. gratitude to Allah Almighty is what will bring about increase to the goodness that you have. I want increase in what Allah has bestowed upon me in terms of favor, be it that which is connected to this beautiful worldly life, or connected to the even more beautiful hereafter. My beloved brothers and sisters, Allah has created us as human beings.
He chose to make us from this species and the choice was his alone, you are not on Earth by a choice of yourself. You are not on Earth?
By a choice of yourself, no are you in a place where you had chosen to be born in terms of your place of birth? It was ALLAH who chose and everything Allah chooses, remember, it's part of your test. So Allah Almighty puts you in a situation and the condition whereby certain things you have no say in but many other things. Allah gives you the ability, the capacity, the brain, the understanding to a degree, and Allah wants you to use all of that, to worship Him and Him alone. For this reason Allah says in the Quran, wama fala total gene is in earlier Abbadon I have not created mankind of gene kind except for them to worship me. One might ask what does that mean? Because the
young children think that worship means to be engaged in perpetual prayer, or to be involved in perpetual Quranic recitation, or to be fasting every single day. That is what worship is. But as you learn more and more you realize
that just by you living your life in a halal beautiful way, fulfilling the instruction of Allah, staying away from the prohibitions, your life becomes an act of worship. Every aspect of your living becomes an act of worship, when you connect it to Allah, the minute you disconnect from Allah, you lose the path, and this is why if you take a look at the most repeated dua on Earth, it is the most important dua, what is the meaning of dua, dua is supplication. Some people say prayer, prayer in actual fact, yes, it does translate as dua but when we say salah, some people say well, that is prayer. Truth is the English language doesn't qualify to give you the proper meanings of all these
terminologies that are used in order to refer to what Allah has ordained or even for that matter that which is in the Arabic language. So when you say prayer in English, it depends what you're talking about. It is more supplication and dua than salah, although salah is a certain type of calling out to Allah in a way that starts with Allahu Akbar, when you are starting the prayer and ends with a Salam.
So Allah wants you to ask him, Allah wants you to supplicate. Allah wants you to pray to Him. And the most repeated dua on Earth is a dua for guidance. Who knows what that is anyone?
The one that is repeated the most on Earth. The billions and trillions and quadrillions and the pan Chileans and the septillion is in the non aliens you can see I'm a Zimbabwean I know all these figures right? Mashallah. You guys are doing much better than we are at this moment. That's why you probably weak with your numbers for Allah wants to bless you. Perhaps he might allow you to learn some of these figures. But Inshallah, that blessing is not as important as the blessing of being sustained by Allah and guided by Allah subhanho wa taala. So all of those people who have come from the beginning to now there was a supplication taught to them, and it has to be repeated that
supplication and dua you all have to repeat it and so do I, if I'm a believer, and my five daily prayers will not be accepted if I don't repeat that what is it? If then a sell out on Mr. P. O, guide us to the straight path, the most important dua that you will ever read and say, in forms of supplication is guide us to the straight path. It is compulsory to repeat
it that in every unit of your prayer. At times behind the Imam, the Imam does it for you. But mostly we would be doing it ourselves. Because how many units of prayer Do you fulfill every day, so many 17 minimum. And beyond that there is Sunnah and Neville, which goes on to many units, or a cat.
So Allah wants you to repeat that, because the most important gift that Allah can ever give you is that He guides you to the straight path, not the path of those who have earned his anger, nor the part of those know the path of those who have gone astray. Allah says, every one of you have to say, guide us to the straight path. So by me, calling out to Allah and supplicating to him, it increases the chances of myself being rightly guided, the same applies anything I want on Earth, don't think that your capacity and your capability will singularly get you to achieve what you want? No, it won't.
It is the help of Allah, that will give you what you want.
It's not just your capacity, there are people far more intelligent than you and I, they didn't even find the straight path. There are people who have taught brains but they are struggling on earth. Why? Because it shows you the top brain is not necessarily the richest person.
Many times you find some of the wealthiest they don't really have a school certificate, because Allah wants to prove to you and I, that your sustenance is not necessarily connected to your brain capacity. No, it's Allah. If Allah wants you to earn he will put you in the right place at the right time with the right idea and interact with the right people and so on. And suddenly you will earn what happened was that not Allah, it was Allah, He bestowed upon you his favor. He made you do things that gave you but sustenance is not everything. Your wealth is not everything. Many people have wealth, but they don't have a connection with the owner of the wealth, the true owner of the
wealth. And who is that?
If you say, well, it's me, then you are wrong.
When you came onto this earth, you came with nothing when you leave, you shall leave with nothing. While you were on Earth, you struggled to achieve something. And you strove and you worked hard, and you toiled and you amassed and you collected and all of that which you collected, not a single penny, are you going to take back with you, but guess what, Allah is going to question you about every single thing that you left behind,
and left it behind what was the purpose? I left it behind?
Well, one might say, Well, are you trying to tell us that we shouldn't earn No, not at all. But what I am telling you is when you earn and you achieve, connect yourself with Allah.
relate with your maker, who are you, when you came on to the earth you came with nothing. Allah bestowed you with things right now we are seated here all of us are clothed. We have some clothing. That means Allah gave you you can never be below zero when you came, you are on zero. Do you not have clothes right now? Do you not have something right now? Allah has already given you more than you can imagine. Your heartbeat that is perhaps pumping without even you noticing? How many times does the heart beat in a day on average? 136,000 times ask those who are heart patients may Allah give them pure, ask them.
If you skip a beat or something goes wrong with your heart or has gone wrong, you would go to the other corner of the world in order to make sure that you are dealt with so that your heart continues to pump in a proper way. You put in a pacemaker, you do your stents, you have the bypasses and so on. May Allah grant us good health.
But when you were healthy, you didn't notice that your heart was pumping. Right? When you were healthy, you didn't notice a thing. Your heart was pumping. Today I'm looking at you mashallah is seeing you. You can see me. What did you pay? What did you pay for your eyes to be able to see in full color High Definition top without any need of fine tuning your eyes? What did you pay? Nothing? Nothing zero. You can hear me, can't you? What did you pay, to have the ability to hear? What did you pay to have the ability to breathe? What did you pay to have the ability to smell? What did you pay to have the ability to walk and to talk? What did you pay to have a brain and an understanding?
Allah says all I want you to do
is worship Me and Me alone and stay away from that which is harmful to you. And because I created you, I am the one who knows what is harmful for you and what is not harmful. So when Allah has made something haram, you need to know it means it is harmful whether you've understood the harm or not. It's not up to me to say, You know what, I don't understand why this is haram. So therefore, I will do it a Stouffville Allah that's wrong. You can't say that. I don't understand why this is haram. But I know that Allah made it haram. So I considered it haram. That is a believer.
That is a believer. And if you are weak and you have fallen and you have faulted, Allah tells you you know what, we want you to come back to us as soon as you can come back to us, turn to us repent. The verses I read before you the last verses of Surah Furqan. Allah Almighty is describing the true worshipers of the Most Merciful. If he wanted, he could have said, the true worshipers of the most severe, the true worshipers of the one who would punish because Allah Almighty is just but Allah chooses to bless us to give us good news and glad tidings. He says, a bad or Rukmani the worshipers of the Most Merciful, the worshipers of the Most Merciful Ibadah Rama and who are they? They are the
ones whom when they walk on Earth, they trade with humility. They are humble people, they don't consider themselves a big deal. Because nobody is a big deal. That's the reason. If Allah has blessed you, thank Allah be humble. Talk to the people treat them well. You are one of an entire species on Earth.
The true worshipers of Allah are those who when they walk, they, they walk with humility, humbleness, and when someone
speaks to them in a negative way, either abused them or swayed them or mocked them or deceived them. Allah says we're either thought about whom will heal or lose. They prefer peace than to create a problem. Someone as you are walking on the street and they call you with a silly name. Don't even look towards them. You say Salaam and you keep walking.
Those are the worshippers of Allah. Allah describes them in the Quran. So Allah Almighty guides and Allah Almighty wants us to ask him and to keep asking Him and He wants us to supplicate to him and to call out to him in a hadith known as Hadith pudsey And for your information, Hadith pudsey is where the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him is telling us that Allah Almighty has said the following. So it's not a Quranic verse, but it's the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him narrating to us what Allah has said to him,
to relate to us, yah, ybody Allah says, Oh, my worshipers could look on Balon Illa Amman had a to who first Dooney DICOM Oh, my worship is all of you are a stray except those whom I have guided. So seek guidance from me and I will guide you. Allah tells you, oh, man, don't think that you are upon guidance because of yourself alone. It is my favor upon you that you are guided.
If you get up for prayer, I don't think it was only you. Yes, Allah gave you the acceptance and made you understand and gave you the capacity and gave you the urge to want to get up for Fudger so thank him for that. Thank him for that. I started off by saying gratitude will bring about increase you thank Allah Oh Allah, I thank you. You gave me the urge to get up for Fudger you made me open my eye. You gave me a heart that wanted to get off my bed. So I got off because you made sure that I felt that I needed to get off the bed. You gave me the energy when I got off I made will do I was in time I went I did Salat al Fajr and I came back Oh Allah, I thank you for that. If that happens,
what will be the outcome? Allah says we will give you increase. In a short time we will give you the acceptance to get up for another prayer. What is it? That God?
Why did you get up for tahajjud dad Judy's the early morning prayer before Fajr because you loved Allah. And you thank Tim for getting you up for Fudger. He says, Because of your gratitude, I will invite you to another prayer and I will give you the strength to get up for it. It is a prayer where the closest you can be to me is at that particular time. And more than that, when you go into sujood prostration you will be the closest to your Lord. You can cry to him. You can praise Him and you will find the comfort of your soul and heart that is Allah. So Allah says together with your ability pray
understand where it's coming from, whether it's guidance or sustenance, or anything you want or your marriage, or your goodness on Earth, your houses, your cars, whatever it may be. It's not just you and your brain, call out to Allah, Oh Allah, grant me goodness and give me blessing in it. Because there is no point in amassing wealth, without goodness and baraka and blessings, that wealth will be a means of your downfall. Look at our own at the time of the Prophet Musa or Moses May peace be upon him alayhi salam
he was given a lot of wealth more than you and I will tell you now who mean who knows him in Amma Fatiha let her know OB last button only UAH. Allah says We gave him so much wealth that the keys to the treasures of his wealth alone had to be carried by a group of strong men and it was difficult for them to carry just the keys. Imagine how much he had. What was his crime? Why did Allah destroy him? His crime was the more he got the more arrogant he became. The more he got the more he despised the people around him. The more he got the more he unplugged from Allah the more he got the more he felt it's me my brain my capacity and I'm the one who was sharp enough to become so wealthy Allah
says because you connected it to you we want to show you we're going to take it away just like that in the flesh.
Now as you know when you see someone with a nice car, we are human it happens to me too. I look at it as a mashallah so beautiful man. I wish I had one of those Agree. Agree. You see a beautiful motor vehicle come on you young guys you can't tell me you don't look at him Mashallah. And one day I will get a car like this right? Or you say to yourself one day, inshallah I wish I can get one of these. So you see someone's house well built beautiful inshallah when I build my house, I'm going to build it like this. Is it wrong to say that it's not wrong to say that it's okay, no problem say Mashallah. Alhamdulillah Oh Allah bless me by God, connected to Allah. Ask Allah O Allah grant me
and grant me goodness. And you know what, when you're asking ALLAH and he starts to give you become humble and thank you, oh Allah. When I said one day I will get a car like this. I didn't even know what was going to happen today. I can afford 10 of those cars. I thank you for it. Oh Allah, one I will use and a big portion of my money. I'm going to look at those who don't have things and give to them so that you can be pleased with me because when I die, my heirs, although they would be getting from what I leave,
but you have written for them their own sustenance, you have written for them their own sustenance. May Allah grant us ease. However, my brothers and sisters, it's wrong for us to forget the main focus. What is the main focus? If I asked you today? Are you a believer? You're going to say yes. Do you worship Allah alone? You're going to say yes. And then if I say, what is your main focus? What are you going to say? There's only one word one answer. Can you say it loudly?
Come on. I want to hear it. What is your main focus?
People have Chipata, masha Allah, we know what it is. Your main focus is paradise and Jana, do you not agree? What do you want If Allah gave you in this world, but you don't get paradise you lost? And if Allah did not give you in this world when he gave you paradise you want you want even if the world thought that you had nothing.
May Allah bless you and us all with Jana, and unite us in the companionship of those whom he loves. Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam and the Gambia. May Allah bless us all. For as long as your focus is Jana, you will make a certain type of a DUA and the supplication what will it be, it will include the hereafter in it, Oh Allah, you blessed me in this world, Oh Allah, you blessed me in this world, grant me humility, and grant me the biggest blessing when you can bless me in the hereafter to
the people around Qarun. They looked at him and they were divided into a few categories. They saw him with amazing belongings, and they said we wish we had like Runa so some of the scholars at the time and the knowledgeable they said, if Allah gave him and it caused him to be unplugged from Allah's connection, then don't ask Allah for that type of wealth.
Don't ask Allah
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View is better than what this guy has. Because whatever he has drifted him away from Allah. If you're going to get it you're going to be drifted away from Allah. So Allah says, for herself Nabi he will be done in our bar, he became so arrogant, we opened the earth caused an earthquake, and we swallowed him in there and closed it back when they got up in the morning, where is this man? Where is his palace? Where is his wealth? Where's everything he had no way to be found? Gone, swallow.
Now the people are looking saying, he just as well Allah didn't give us if he gave us we would have been swallowed with this man. They realize that the true value is that which is with Allah in terms of your connection with Allah, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him tells us Rakatan 30 minute dunya mafia, the two units of sunnah of Fajr are better than the whole world and whatever it has, in terms of material items, two units of furniture why? Because those are a sign of your connection with Allah, can you put a price tag at that? I give you one example. I told you earlier your heart pumps 136,000 times.
If you are a multimillionaire and you have $100 million, and your heart starts pumping irregularly, what would you pay to save your life? Would you not give all of those 100 million and say, Never mind if I'm being saved, and my heart is going to pump properly. I don't mind paying 1,000,010 million 100 million whatever for as long as I have that life.
Or at least a large amount of money you're ready to pay.
For what? For one heartbeat, because if it misses, you're gone. For one heartbeat, you can't see properly you pay you can't hear properly you pay you're ready to pay.
Allah tells you we gave you all of that all of that for free man for free. And we told you for years on end all we want from you just be a better person. Come connect to us. When we tell you to pray. We want you to get up early. We want you to do certain things you may know you may not know the benefit of it, but the benefit of it will stretch way beyond your imagination. You get into the hereafter you have so much you will have the blessings more than you imagined.
So Tharun was destroyed. The people began to say just as well. We didn't have what he had was by Halloween Ataman no Magana who been MC
Allah anomala Yabba sutorius Calima Iesha Humann Abadi, well, now Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah ina Allah has ever been.
The people said, well, if Allah had given us he would have also caused us to be swallowed by the earth just as well. He didn't. My brothers my sisters, Urbana attina fit dunya has Santa I am living I'm alive on earth. I'm a human I like nice things I make dua Oh Allah grant me goodness in this world will fill up here it has Santa but I also say oh Allah grant me goodness in the hereafter for your information, which one is more important? The one for the hereafter. That's why we say Joaquina Allah Banagher save us from the punishment of hellfire. So three things are mentioned in this blessed dua. Blessing supplication, two thirds are connected to the hereafter and 1/3 is connected
to this world.
The first part of it connected to this world because I'm on earth now. Oh Allah give me goodness on Earth. It's not wrong to have goodness you can have May Allah bless all of us with beautiful sustenance on Earth, that will help us to get closer to him. Say I mean.
But my brothers, my sisters, listen to this carefully. If you study that dua, it gives you proportion. It teaches you that look, the greater prayer, more things are being asked for the hereafter rather than this world.
So Allah says, if you have been given both mashallah you are fortunate, but not everyone is going to be given both. Some might have struggled on Earth. So people say,
How come I am a believer, but I'm struggling and then there are people who don't believe and they are leading a life full of ease and comfort they are enjoying
the answer to that is quite simple.
The minute you declare that, I believe ALLAH says do you really believe that's a question. I had seven so I knew Turaco ie people who
You've done Oh, don't do people think that just by them saying we believe that that's sufficient.
Do they think that
by them saying we believe they are not going to be tested, Allah says, those are the ones we will test. We tested them before
you. Allah says We tested those before in order to distinguish
who is truthful and who is not truthful. When you don't believe
Allah might give you anything, Allah says nya Veronica, Taka Lobo, Lavina Cafaro, Phil Bella, those who don't believe, don't let yourself become deceived by their enjoyment on Earth, because the Hereafter they would lose. But for you and I, Allah says, You claim to believe now we will start testing you. So you will have more tests.
Yesterday in Lusaka, I gave an example of a school and I said, You know what?
We have examinations, who is tested, only those who are in the classroom, in the school, if you're not in the school, and you're outside, are you tested, you're not tested, because why you're not interested in the certificate, you want the certificate, you want to graduate, you want the good things? Well, you better enroll and when you enroll, you better study you're going to know and we're going to teach you what's right and wrong. And when you know what's right and wrong, we're going to test you, we're going to give you one after the other after another of the tests and exams, and each one becomes more difficult than the previous one. But Allah says, You know what,
because you're in here, you will graduate and when you graduate, you now have access to paradise.
That's why you are tested more. A lot of believers.
Sometimes they become despondent and going through struggles. You know what Allah wants you to get closer to him. That's why he made you go through tests. When we go through challenges and tests, Allah wants us to pray to Him to cry to him to come to pray to change our lives. That's why it happens. How many people change their lives after the problem came in their lives that they thought would never be solved, and Allah solved it. On the other hand, when you have a problem, and you want to get to bad habits to solve your problem, it becomes even worse. There are people when they have a bad thing that has happened to them. And they are going through a trying time, they go on to drugs,
they go on to drinking, they become intoxicated, and they think you know what, I will forget my problem, you will forget your problem for five minutes. And after that you have a bigger problem for five years.
Is that a solution? It's not. But Allah says, We put a problem in your life in order for you to get closer to us because we saw that you were going far away, and we love you so much. We wanted to tap you to say hey, we'll come back, come back, but you're not coming. So Allah says, Well, we are going to put for you a challenge in your life, your health, your family, your business, perhaps something will go wrong, until you come crying to us and say, Oh Allah, forgive me, I have done wrong helped me through my problem. Allah says, continue to call out to Allah until the day we grant you that reprieve or that is
so Allah doesn't solve it immediately most of the time. Why? Because he loves you. He wants to keep you there. I know people who get up for Salah to tahajjud.
And they said it started off with a problem where we had a major issue in our lives, and we couldn't solve it. So we got up for 200. And when we got up, we cry to Allah to solve our problem. And Allah did not solve it instantly. But we continue to cry, the day the problem got solved. We already got used to getting up for this sprayer. By that time I'm awake. I'd rather come and pray for Allah. Was that not a sign of the love of Allah?
So Allah says, call out to me call out to me for everything and anything Don't underestimate it. You have to You must make dua always. It's a very powerful tool, no matter what, you know what Allah says, I told you guidance. Allah says all of you are astray except those whom we chose to guide. So ask us for the guidance, we will guide you. The same Hadith Guzzi says yeah EBRD Oh, my worshipers? Oh, my slaves. Allah is oppressing us.
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All of you are unclothed, except those whom we have closed. So asked me to close you to grant you clothing, a covering to grant you goodness Allah has covered all the bad and what we show people is all good. You know that covering is from Allah. Imagine I'm standing in front of you. You cannot see my sins. You are sitting in front of me I cannot see
Your sins why? It's the favor of Allah upon you and I, if we had our sins written on our foreheads, no one would want to look at us. But Allah says no man, you are my slave. My worshiper, my relationship with you is a personal one. You call out to me. You asked me I will cover you, I will close you, you appear beautiful, you appear good. So develop a connection with me. That's what Allah is say.
Allah covers imagine how merciful Allah is ya man Sal kabhi wa Jamil Are you referring to Allah? Oh you who has covered that which is not good. And only shown that which is good. Subhan Allah, Allah, Allah Allah. Allah is the only one who judges you based on your repentance. People will judge you based on your sin. You did something wrong. 10 years ago, the whole community will remember it. They were there to see it. They saw it. They heard about it. They talk about it. But they were not there to see you crying in Toba to Allah. How do they know you're probably closer to Allah than Dana. That's why don't judge people like this. You were there to witness the sin you will not dare to
witness the repentance. Be careful when you talk about the sins of others in a way that is called backbiting. Don't you become worse than them? Because why? You are scoffing and mocking at someone who must have already engaged in Toba and sought the forgiveness of Allah they became pure they became good and where are we? We still talking about them? 10 years later? May Allah forgive us?
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up. I'm too who first up to a Mooney Oh to income. Oh, my worshipers? Oh, my slaves all of you have no food. Besides those whom I have granted food to all of you are hungry. Besides those I have I have fed soy asked me to feed you and I will feed you. What's the point of this hadith, call out to Allah. Remember, Allah is the Owner of everything. He owns you. He owns you and I.
If he owns me, surely he owns everything that I own. That I think I own at least temporary ownership of this world. I can say this phone is mine. This clothing is mine. This headgear is mine. In actual fact, all of that belongs to Allah. I found it on Earth. I'm going to leave it on Earth. When I depart. Guess what? I'm taking nothing with me. The only thing I'm taking is my good deeds. The only thing you are taking is your good deeds. So just like you want to see your bank balance become bigger and bigger and bigger. You should want to see your balance of good deeds become bigger and bigger and bigger.
You know, when a person is young, and you give them their first amount, say for example, 20 kwacha. Oh, they're excited you can buy sweets, can't you? 20 quarters quite a bit of money these days.
When I was young, we used to laugh at the culture. Now the culture laughs at us. Mashallah, you know what I'm talking about right.
20 kwacha, you can buy something, I'm sure you can buy a few things to eat some chocolate maybe and this and that. The youngster gets excited, then he goes a bit older, you can't give him 20 anymore, you got to give him 200 Agreed. It's a bit older. And then you got to give at a certain point the guy's got married, you want to give him a gift? It's got to be 2000 Agreed or not? What happened? You see the zeros, they are going more and more, you see the zeros, they're becoming more and more, then the guy has a bank account. When you have a bank account initially, and you have 2000 in the bank, what are you concentrating on? Well, Allah He, I tell you, it's a human thing. You're
concentrating more on the zeros than anything else, you want to see where the comma is, that's more important, then you grow older and you start getting 20s of 1000s, you are more worried that for as long as the two is there at the beginning, and there's a zero with a comma, I know I'm in the 20s. As you become wealthier, you start looking at 200. Okay, for as long as they are to before the decimal, I'm still okay, then you go into the millions, you no longer look at the small figures that the 10s and the hundreds and the 1000s don't apply to you for as long as that million is still there. I know I'm a wealthy person, then you become in the 20s and 30s of millions. And then what
happens? You just look at that figure. This is man, trust me, those who are wealthy from amongst us, they know what I'm talking about. Even if you're not wealthy, you know exactly what I'm saying. As you grow, you start concentrating on different figures. Why am I saying this is true? I am saying this because just like you concentrate on figures,
and not the small ones, but the bigger ones. Concentrate on how many deeds you have packed away. For the sake of Allah every single day. Ask yourself today. What did I do?
Did I do my five daily prayers? Yes i did was i charitable? Was I kind? Did I hurt somebody's feelings? Did I bite about someone if that's the case, you pay tax, you paid an amount from your deeds, they're gone to someone else. So don't do that.
Don't underestimate the loss you will suffer. If you hurt someone who abused them, you deceive them.
You have back button about them. The loss you suffer is tremendous. Why would you want to do so many deeds and it's going to go to a person perhaps you don't get along with simply because you made their life difficult, make life easier, Allah makes life easy for you have mercy upon those on earth and Allah will have mercy on you have mercy on other people Allah will have mercy on you have mercy on the animals and those that are creatures of Allah and Allah will grant you forgiveness and Jana, he has already done it to others. It mercy to animals will get you to paradise. What do you think mercy to human beings will get you?
The same Hadith continues to show
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listen to the ownership of Allah, what does he own? I said, I belong to Allah, you belong. He owns me and you when a person passes away, the DUA we quickly make someone says, you know, what? Did you hear that brother passed away? What do you say? Firstly, in Allah who are in Angelina Jolie, have you ever thought for a moment what exactly that means? Many of us know, we only know what is to be set, but we didn't think about it. Soon as you hear the news. In fact, if someone's on the phone, they answer the phone.
And you are in their presence. Salam Aliko.
And then they say in Allah who are in LA Raju, you automatically know that some calamity has struck agree, or someone has passed away. Why? Because that's a believer. But what exactly do you mean? And what did you say? You said, We all belong to Allah and all of us are going to return to Allah. Ultimately, that's what you said.
You hear someone died. In essence, you're saying, You know what, I'm also going to die. That's what you're saying. That's what you're saying.
May Allah make it easy the day he takes us away.
So Allah says, We own you, we own everything. We own so much. We didn't even show you what we have. What you know, is a droplet. Listen to what Allah says,
Oh, my worshippers,
if the gene kind and mankind from the beginning of the species of man, to the last of the species of men, so it would include Adam alayhis, salam, and everyone who came thereafter, including all the prophets and all the others, the tyrants and the disbelievers. Everyone included, the beginning to the end of humankind, the last person who's going to live and all the gym from the beginning of the gym, right to the end of the gym, if all of you had to ask me what ever you wanted completely, everything you ever wanted, and I gave all of you everything you wanted from the beginning to the end, it would not displace from my kingdom, and my ownership more than what a pin would displace if
it were to be dipped in the ocean and taken out.
That's the kingdom of Allah. Did you hear what that is? Can you think about it for a minute or two? You know what Allah just told you? Allah told you, you know what you still don't know what is our ownership?
Whatever we've given, and we shall give all of you from the beginning to the very end, not just you alone.
And all gene kind as well, not just mankind, Allah says that does nothing man, you haven't yet seen when you put a pen in the ocean, and you take it out how much water is displaced? That's the amount
that Allah says, is equivalent to everything I've ever given any one of you and shall given you shall give you right up to the end. Imagine the kingdom of Allah.
And Allah Almighty says,
you will never be able to harm me because you cannot reach that level of harm. And you will never be able to benefit me because you cannot reach that level of benefit who is talking Allah? You know what that means? When you worship Allah, you are actually serving Allah and helping yourself. When you sin, you are going against yourself you have not harmed Allah. When you worship Allah you did not benefit Allah you benefited yourself. When you did something wrong. You harmed yourself, not Allah. Allah is saying, Allah is not affected by your good
It's all your sins, it's you who are affected Oh man. So we are just telling you try to understand why we made you imagine 70 years on earth is an average lifespan, some a little bit less, some a little bit more. Allah says, Well, you have to come back to us look forward to the day that you're going to meet with us how it's hard. We look at death as a tough thing it is. But in essence, when you've prepared for it with lots of steel fab, and you believe that Allah has forgiven you, and you believe that you send out of your weakness, not out of defiance of Allah, then there's hope for you there is hope. When you are a good man, were you a good woman? Did you try your best? Did you
constantly seek the forgiveness of Allah? Did you become better as the days pass?
Then in that case, you can look forward to the meeting with Allah. Men have Balika Allah, I have Billa Holika whomsoever is looking forward to meeting with Allah, Allah is looking forward to meeting with him. Whosoever loves to meet with Allah, Allah loves to meet with that person.
So Wouldn't you love to meet with Allah? Well, when you meet with Allah, your deeds are going to present be presented. You need to give your everything it's going to happen. In fact, you will receive a book of your own deeds, at least take something good.
At least have some good deeds that are secret and private between you and Allah. When we sin, we sin secretly. We don't want people to know. If you sin openly, Allah says the hope for you is very little because you openly sending you encouraging others to sin. But if you are to sin privately, there is still hope that perhaps you might repent.
But just like we don't want people to see our sins, surely they should be some good deeds that we have that are between us and Allah, Allah knows it and that's it. And you're looking forward to Oh Allah when I meet you, you know what I've been doing? Every day I do this good deed for you. Oh Allah, not to show this person to show that person but rather to show you and you alone. That is a true love story. May Allah grant us His love and may he love us. I mean,
my beloved brothers, my sisters, the Hadith, the same Hadith Bootsy Allah Almighty is telling us,
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What a beautiful narration. It gives us hope. It makes us feel worthwhile. When I fulfill my salah, my concentration is not 100% Yours cannot be 100% Because you're a human being. But we should try our best. One brother told me I think I'm a very bad Muslim. I said why do you think that? He says because when I say Allahu Akbar sometimes I cannot remember which Raqqa I am in. I cannot remember which unit out of four did I do two did I do three? So I feel I'm very bad. I said my brother that does not make your bed. You're a human. The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was asked the same question by his companions, who were the best to tread this earth after the prophets of Allah.
So he told them, either Salah Hadoken fella Mia dari, our hidden Salah Mithuna tiny imagine the same words. He says, If any one of you is praying, and you cannot remember whether you did one or two, or two or three or so on, then this is what you should do. And he gave them the answer and the response. He says you build on that which you are certain about. And that's in the initial stages of that type of a problem. We didn't say that means you are a weak Muslim, at least you are praying. You're praying. You see shaytan what does he do?
He tries to stop you and block you from far. So he makes you feel lazy to get up number one, if he succeeded there, he won. But he may not succeed there because you are a believer, you're going to be strong. So now you got up you open your eye. He makes you start thinking you know what, the water is going to be very cold or it's going to be a tough one or there's going to be mosquitoes or it's going to be too hot or the Imam is going to eat too long. All of those are excuses or shaytan Mandiant shaytan is telling you this Imam is going to be too long, too long. At shaytan y now he couldn't stop you from getting up. You got up. He's trying to stop you from making your wudu
If he succeeded there, he succeeded. If not, and you made your wudu he's going to come back. And he's going to try another trick. You know, it's a little bit dangerous. You know, it's this, you know, it's all of that Hystrix Allah says, Don't turn to Him, you worship me. Come, let's go.
So you get right to where you are going to start your Salah, you walk in the surf in the row, and you say Allah Allahu Akbar. Shaytan is so upset that you started your prayer. Shaytan is so upset that you started, guess what he starts to do now? Takes your concentration away. And he wants you to think no, no, no, your prayer is not accepted. You are a sinful man. How can you stand in front of your Lord when you committed so many sins, but it is that prayer that will bring you closer to Allah. So don't listen to shaytan.
Don't listen to Chopin.
And then shaytan makes you start doubting things. I'm doubting what am I doing? Did I do one or two? Did I do two or three? That type of doubt. Work on it.
Work on it. If you have that struggle, even some of the companions of Nabi Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam had that struggle, it happens to all of us at some point, especially when you have some concern, or you're in a little bit of a rush. Try not to be rushed when you're praying in a rush. But sometimes you would be
as a human, it happens to all of us. Don't lose hope. Don't lose hope. You see, you start. You start thinking every time your mind goes to something, quickly, bring it back, bring it back. Then you start going again, bring it back again. It goes a third time, bring it back again. Try to concentrate on what you're saying. Try to understand the words you are saying that Allahu Akbar, you go to court, you are now bowing down. If your mind moves this way, bring it back. Don't bring it back. And then when you say As salam o aleikum, wa Rahmatullah As salam o aleikum, wa Rahmatullah and you are completed with your prayer, thank Allah, thank Allah and don't look back to doubt. It's
okay, it's over. It's done. And let's start moving. May Allah Almighty accept it from us. So Allah is telling us, oh, my worshippers, you commit sins by day and night. And I am, I forgive sins.
In fact, in another narration, Allah says, I love to forgive sins. I love to forgive sins. So seek my forgiveness and I will forgive you. In a nutshell, Allah is telling you, every movement of yours just asked me, pray to Me, call out to me, no matter how able you think you are connected to me, thank me, I will give you more.
Thank Allah when he allowed you to worship Him, thank Allah when he blessed you with something, look at those who have less than you so that you can be you can thank Allah in the correct way.
If you look at those who have more than you in terms of worldly material items, you're not going to be able to thank Allah, you're always going to say, I'm so upset. I don't have what they have. Why? What didn't Allah give you he gave you everything. If you don't have what they have, perhaps it's a blessing. Thank Allah. May Allah Almighty grant us goodness and ease. May Allah Almighty bless us, my brothers, my sisters, this is my first visit to this blessing, beautiful city of Chipata. And I say blessed, beautiful. Can you see how lovely the air is? Can you see how beautiful the ambience is? Can you see we are seated here, just wanting to listen to a good word that will remind us about
Allah. That's what it is. Can you see that Allah has given us masajid. Allah has given us modalities. Allah has given us places of worship. Allah has given us communities. Let's look after each other. Let's look after each other.
Let's resolve our matters, whatever they may be amongst us, tomorrow, our children need to get married, our grandchildren need to get married, perhaps they need to live in a healthy community, a good society. If we are not going to resolve our matters and issues, we are not going to so a good seat for them. Our elders and our pioneers have come in and they've done the groundwork, actually, we only have to build now. We have to build on it. And that's it. We are fortunate. So thank Allah and ask Allah to continue to grant you more and more to protect yourselves and all of us. May Allah keep us steadfast on the deen and our offspring to come. Similarly, those who live around you who
don't belong to your faith, you have a duty unto them by Allah, they were created by the same Allah whom you are trying to impress. So if you want him to be impressed with you, be careful how you treat them, how you interact with them. What you say
Say to them how you behave with them. And have you conveyed a message of goodness to them or not?
If you are going to treat them unfairly, if you are going to disrespect and abuse and utter words as though you are the boss and they are nothing, you have lost your connection with Allah the maker, you need to remind yourself if Allah tells you to respect all creatures, including animals, imagine what the emphasis is to respect other human beings Subhanallah it's something we're thinking about. Many times people take it for granted why Allah elevated you in this world in a certain way. So we take it for granted. Someone works for us, we treat them badly we talk to them rough we abuse them when Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him says these are your brothers it could have been the other
way around. When you tell them to do something don't ask them to do something that they won't have the ability to do. Imagine you have a 70 kg rock and you say pick it up and put it there 70 kg rock What do you think I am a weightlifter.
What do you think I am?
Plan to khalifa Houma you will live with him for in Calif to Moomba no prophet Muhammad peace be upon him says don't ask them to do that which will overpower overcome them. If you have to do that help them as well. You say look, there's a 70 kg rock we need to pick from here and put it there, the two of us are going to lift it together I will lift one side, you will lift the other side. Now you are a believer, now you are talking now you are acknowledging this is a human just like me. If Allah wanted it could have been the other way around. And he can make it with our children may Allah Almighty protect all of us to be careful how you treat people. One day the Prophet peace be upon him
heard a man abusing the one working for him. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam immediately tapped him on his shoulder.
It resulted in such embarrassment for him because he saw what happened. I want to ask you, when you talk to those who work for you work with you, those who might be others who might not be on your level of worldly material item. Think if the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was right behind you, how would you treat them? Well, I want to tell you something even bigger, Allah is with you. Allah is watching. Allah knows, and Allah is going to take you to account. So seek forgiveness, ask Allah to forgive you.
And let's change our ways why we want to set a trend for the new generation to offer respect to every human on Earth. That's the way you will spread the goodness. I remember a football team coming from a Muslim country visiting a non Muslim country.
And they were people who entered the fold of Islam just by watching their etiquette and their mannerisms. Because they said, if these people are so beautiful in the correct character, and they are respecting us so much, what is the difference between us and them? There is only one thing, they have a dean, they have a faith they have a conviction that has made them become how they are. If that's the case, we want to be a part of it. But trust me, many people would see us guys like you and I and I think many of us people who just look and say I don't even want to be close to these guys. Why is cheating, deceiving, swearing, screaming, shouting, abusing all day all night? Whether
it's at home or out? Am I right or wrong? It's happening isn't it? Insha Allah, we who are seated here, I hope we are the exception, I hope but it's just a hope we can be see some of the guys are smiling and laughing because they know sometimes we lose it we need a reminder to say Come on, let's be good people they are you see?
And I want to end on this point. I could still go on and on and on. But inshallah we need to come back to Chipata at some point so let me not finish things now.
One thing I want to tell you, there was a war going on the battle of favor. And the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was addressing his cousin Ali been a big believer of the Allahu Allah one of the greatest of the Sahaba but they are one of the top four and he says yeah, Ali Oh Ali, you are about to go in today. There is a war going on right
I just want to remind you, walla walla he means I swear by Allah Latin yeah the Allah who be Karachi will Anwar hidden que you will let come in hungry now.
If Allah uses you to guide one person, one person, if Allah uses you to guide one person, it is better for you than the most valuable conveyance which means the mode of transport at the time was camel, the red Camel Up to today
You might pay $150,000 for that Red camera today. If you go to Saudi Arabia and ask them show us the red camel, and what are the price of the red camel, it could perhaps go to 1 million riyals maybe even more. Who knows?
I saw some dates recently, they were selling some dates. And they sold the box for 40,000. reals. You seen that? I was wondering, I still want to find out the detail of why and how, where was that from what was so special about it, but whoever paid for it had the money, the man who received it must have been smiling all the way. I want to tell you all have that money together. And all of whatever Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us, if you are used to guide one person, it's better for you than that material item, the most expensive convenience you can have today. What's the convenience? I will tell you? Probably the most expensive convenience we have today.
Is an aircraft. How many million would you pay for an aircraft? Perhaps? How many ever? Maybe some of the top planes on Earth? Maybe $100 million? Some suck? I'm guessing I didn't check it. But perhaps
if your interactions with so many people whom you feel they haven't yet seen the guidance is such that they might come closer to Allah simply because you were honest with them, you are upright with them, you treated them well. You were amazing in your character outstanding in your behavior. And they came closer to Allah and if they got the deen and you were involved in that process, good news to you good luck to you. When you meet Allah, you will have a full reward of every act of worship that that person did from the beginning to the end.
Fool. Why because Allah used you. That's why I say Make dua Oh Allah, Allah Who Medina wa Divina what your Allah suburban Limani the data, oh, Allah guide us, and use us to guide others and make us a means of the guidance of others. That is the truth. But if I myself, I'm not interested in doing the right thing, where have I even started the path. Therefore I invite you, my brothers, my beloved sisters, those who may watch this later on, who may hear it. Those who are listening right now life.
I want to invite you
to effect some change in your lives.
A few changes, we can do it we shall do it, we must do it, we have to do it. In sha Allah, we do it, we become closer to Allah, we have to, I am here, in order to remind you about the same Allah, whom I always need, the reminder of whatever I've said applies to me first, and then to all of you. And I'm not here to collect or get something from you. I don't wish to burden you with anything. But I'm thankful that Allah has given me the opportunity to talk to you.
And I'm really grateful that you have come out in large numbers for Chipata. I was not even expecting these numbers. But I thank you for coming.
And for lending us an ear and I'm sure you will go home without regret to say, You know what, we were reminded about Allah, we were reminded about becoming better people. What other message do we have? There isn't. That's the main message. If we don't talk about guidance, and we don't remind each other about the right thing, and to become top people, amazing human beings who are connected to Allah, they have succeeded in most of their things with their struggles also and their challenges. They have taken it in their stride because they know this is from Allah, whatever comes to you is from Allah. Don't worry, Allah will grant you and bless you, Allah will open your doors.
So I really would like to thank Allah giving us such a beautiful opportunity. I feel like continuing in going on further and further. I want to thank brother Yunus for having invited me here and pushing me to the degree that by hook or crook you need to come. And I told him Oh, it's far. Oh, there's no plane. There is no direct aircraft to come there. He said, we'll get you to as close as possible. Don't worry. I said, I believe it's quite hot there. I believe it's like this day and like that they all those were just excuses. Today I'm here I think Allah
and I pray that Allah bring me back again, simply because there are certain things I've picked up in this place that I've really felt, makes it stand out.
And so therefore thank Allah, you are blessed. You are indeed blessed. You have the favor of Allah in so many different ways. Worship Allah and thank him. There are people who cannot worship Allah because they are being persecuted. People cannot wear hijab in some places because they are being persecuted. We can wear it but sometimes on
Fortunately, voluntarily, we don't want to wait. Allah says, You know what, while you can just do it, because you don't want to have a day when you won't even be able to do that much. But you want to do something and thank Allah for it. Allah says we will open your doors, one after the other, learn the Quran, learn the right things, and teach that to your children, and be concerned about the children of others so that Allah will protect your own children. It's not just about me and my children, it's about our communities. It's about all the children out there, how do we save them. If you're not worried about drugs, for example, falling into communities that may not include your
children. But if you're not worried about it, a day might come when your children or grandchildren could fall into those habits, because you are not concerned about it. But if you're concerned about the entire problem, at least your children will live in an environment where that particular thing will almost have been eradicated through efforts of people like yourselves, so they won't have it in the community. That's why when you come to certain communities, you sit you watch you see, you can see they have this problem, that problem, that problem and you know what they are struggling because their children are getting caught up in the same issues. When you don't have those issues that some
people in the first world are facing. You need to thank Allah, you need to make the most of it. And thank Allah. May Allah Almighty bless us all. May Allah Almighty grant us gender to fill those. Lastly, I want to thank some of the older people who are seated here I kept you for a whole hour, but I appreciate your attendance today. It has indeed installed confidence not just in us, but in the young boys who are here today. And perhaps those who listen to this. May Allah bless you all and grant your baraka and grant this place beautiful growth. May Allah make us a means of helping and may Allah grant us genital for those ultimately in the companionship of Nabina Muhammad Sallallahu
Sallam Marco loco Leha also Allahu wa Salam o Baraka ala Nabina Muhammad was Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh