Tafsir – Surah Az-Zukhruf – Part 4

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Part 4 of the Sisters Lesson from Surah Zukhruf. Delivered in Harare, Zimbabwe.


AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the confusion between "willingly" and "willingly" actions and the importance of having a clear heart to achieve success in life. They stress the need to be prepared for death and not regret, as it is a natural and natural thing. The speakers also emphasize the importance of having a strong intention and not giving up on one's past. They stress the importance of having a clear heart and not underestimating one's ability to achieve success.
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim, Al hamdu Lillah Allahu wa Salatu was Salam. O Allah May Allah be about the who Allah Allah He was happy he was certainly We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala his blessings, we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala Send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his household, his companions. May Allah bless them all and bless us all. I mean, my mothers and sisters,

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the verses I commenced with are connected to the Prophet Jesus May peace be upon him or Isa alayhis salam and Allah subhanho wa Taala in these verses makes it quite clear that he will be coming back. He said he Salam is a sign of the hour, which means he will come back to the earth, closer to the hour or close to the AMA. And if we take a look at the meanings of verse number 57, Allah says and when the son of Miriam meaning when Jesus May peace be upon him

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is quoted as an example

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when Jesus May peace be upon him is quoted as an example, where he's Allah His Salaam is worshipped like their idols, Behold, your people cry aloud, or they laugh out at that example. So when people say that he Salli salatu salam is being worshipped besides Allah subhanho wa Taala

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Then you find the co founder of Quraysh. They laughed, and they scoffed and what did they say?

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the next verse they said, all God's better or is he better?

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What this means is, what are we doing? We are also worshipping besides Allah, what are they doing, they are also worshiping besides Allah. So this verse is evidence that those who are worshipping Jesus made peace be upon him, actually engaging in association of partnership with Allah subhanho wa Taala, just like those who are worshiping any other of the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the common factor being they are worshipping the created and not the Creator. And this is something that is quite clear in these verses. So Allah subhanho analysis, they are saying, What is the difference between us or between our gods and he, they did not present, meaning the comparison except for mere

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argument. This was just as an argument of baseless argument, you cannot compare your sin to the sin of others. If you are stealing, you cannot say, Well, I'm stealing. So what's the difference between me and the other one who is stealing, because you are both doing wrong, you are both engaged in unacceptable activity. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says malabu laka, Elijah Dylan, they are only presenting this argument in order to debate in order to argue that's all but in fact, they are people prone to dispute.

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But Hong Kong has a mode, they are not interested in the truth. They are interested in argument and debate, you know, certain people, no matter how clear the truth is for them, they don't want to accept the truth. They just want to argue and debate in order to prove a point and to try and make sure that they are always correct and the others are always wrong. So Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us from this, and Allah says these people are hussy moon, they are full of debating dispute, they love to dispute, and Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us through these verses, regarding their particular qualities, or what their qualities were. And the idea is for us to take heat for us to

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understand and for us to actually learn lesson. And we should not be engaging in that type of behavior. Let's not be from those who dispute when the truth comes to us. Let's also not be from those who try to justify our bad because of other people doing the same thing. Sometimes a person does better than their parents or someone else in authority or a friend, or an acquaintance or an Imam happens to remind them, and they snap back immediately saying, well, that person is doing it. You know, if you say, I'm going to give you a typical example with my own kids, if you tell them well, why are you so long on your iPad? You know, they'll tell you when he's doing it, you know,

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referring to the brother?

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Well, it's true that parents have to be just but the point being raised here is you cannot justify your behavior based on how someone else is behaving, it has to be justified upon what is correct, and it must be away from that which is wrong. So this is Allah subhanho wa Taala reminding and warning. And Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then in the next verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In who in Abidjan and anally who is Jesus May peace be upon him. He Jesus was not more than a slave whom we granted our favor to. So he was a slave of ours, he worshipped us and we favored him. We raised him above the others, we raised him above those of his time, and we raised him very high, we gave him

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the honor we gave him miracles we gave him so much. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has made it clear in other places in the Quran, that Jesus made peace be upon him was granted Prophethood he was given miracles of a nature that others have not been given. So he would, you know, form the shape of a bird was clay, and he would blow in it and it would become a real bird that was a miracle. He would, for example,

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cure the dead and return them to life by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala those who have died and medicine has already given up hope. And here come Jesus May peace be upon him, and he by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala returns those people to life and this was a miracle imagine, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make things easy for us to understand. So Allah says in who are in love, don't don't don't exaggerate when it comes to Jesus. He was only a slave of ours whom we had blessed with Jana who masala Lebanese L and we made him an example for the children of Israel. You know, the Jewish people. When we say here, the children of Israel, this Israel that is mentioned here is not a

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place it's a name of a person. So for people to say oh the Koran is saying that Israel belongs to the Jews. The Quran is not saying that the Quran is saying is ill meaning the children of Jacob his name was Jacob Yaqoob Allah

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salatu salam, the father of Joseph, or use of La Salaam, he was known as Israel, Israel, he in Arabic. So the children of Israel here refers to the children of Jacob Yaqoob, he had 12 sons, and these were the 12 categories or 12, different clans of the Jews, the followers of Musa alayhis salam. So this is Allah subhanho wa Taala, making it quite clear and at the same time, Allah says, well on the shadow, and the gentlemen kumala, you can fill out the Anglophone. Allah says, if we, if it were, if we will, if we wanted, if we wished, we would have destroyed you, mankind all, and we would have made angels replace you on Earth. This is the Tafseer of authority, where he says Allah

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is telling us if we will, we wouldn't, we could have not had you at all, Oh, man. But we've created you in order to test you in order to lead a life in this world, according to our world, and you will understand that your life is so temporary, that there has to be a deeper meaning to it than just this life. And you will understand that the life has so much of problem and turbulence and tests that you actually created in order to go through these tests. This is what it's all about. Allah has major tests for us. And that's how heaven or hell May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us pass our tests. Sometimes you have a major test, when you die, you will be so delighted, so happy that you

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actually passed it by not doing the wrong thing and just bearing patients and doing the right thing that was your heaven. This is why we will create it in order to go through the test. So don't ever say I don't want to have a test because whether you say that or not, you will still go through the test. rather go through it with the attitude that is correct. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has beautifully explained it, saying that had we will we would have had angels instead of you or men. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala. In fact, there is another translation of the same verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says,

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and if we will, we could have made instead of you angels succeeding one another on Earth, we could have made angels succeeding one another. So instead of you are men who came one after the other, we could have had angels who would not have even disobeyed us, and that is the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In the next verse, we're in who will moon Lisa, and indeed, Jesus May peace be upon him, will be a sign for knowledge of the hour. So be not in doubt of it, and follow me. So Mohammed salatu salam is saying, or Allah is saying, O Muhammad wa salam, this is what you should tell the people and and that is follow me, this is the straight path. Follow me

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This is the straight path. So what is meant by Indeed, he Jesus will be assigned for knowledge of the hour. So don't be in doubt of it. What is meant according to the Assyrian, and according to the Sahaba, the Allahu anhu, who understood the Quran the most is that Jesus made peace be upon him will return to the earth. And this will be a sign of the hour, a sign of the closeness of the hour, the newness of the hour, you know, my mothers and sisters, there are so many signs of the hour, some are major and some are minor. A lot of the minor signs, in fact, almost all of them have already passed. And now we're waiting for some of the major science not like we're keen, but the truth is that they

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happen to be very, very near. And it's something we should be concerned about and worried about. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and Jesus, he bizarrely solemn son of Maria, shall be a known sign for the coming of the hour. The Day of Resurrection is early salaams descent on the earth. I'm reading from the translation the Noble Quran, so it is referring to the Sally salaams descent on the earth, therefore have no doubt concerning it, meaning the Day of Resurrection, and follow me, okay. The follow me here is referring to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because if you notice the term is not at the beginning of the verse or the set of verses where Allah says, Allah is telling Mohammed Salah salam

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to say, so it would be saying to the people, but here we are, like saying to be UI, allies, saying follow me meaning follow Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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In terms of obedience to Allah and what he orders you to do. This is the straight path The path of monotheism the path of worshiping Allah alone, the path of earning paradise. Then Allah says, while I also didn't accomplish a pan in a hula Komodo movie, do not let the devil lead you astray. Do not let shapen hinder you from the straight path from the correct religion from monotheism from worshiping Allah alone. Do not allow the devil to make you worship Jesus May peace be upon him, but rather worship the creator of Jesus May peace be upon him. Allah subhanho wa Taala

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One who made Jesus May peace be upon him and the one who made entire creation. So immediately after making mention of Jesus May peace be upon him Allah is saying, Be careful of the devil, he may still want you to worship gods and deities besides Allah. And he may he may try to justify it because of the miracles that we gave these prophets. So Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam had miracles, given by Allah subhanho wa Taala, Jesus May peace be upon him, he sallallahu Sallam had miracles given by Allah subhanho wa Taala, Moses, Musa alayhis salam had miracles given by Allah subhanho wa Taala, that does not make them worthy of worship, but rather, the one who gave them these miracles is definitely

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worthy of worship. So this is something Allah makes clear, don't let the devil avert you. Instead, he is to you a clear enemy, or indeed he is to you a clear enemy, became. And what has happened is, the devil has indeed in trapped so many, by

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convincing them or by trying to convince them that Jesus was God, or he was a part of God, or he was a part of a trinity, or that he died for for the sins of mankind or that he was crucified and so on. Rather, we believe that he did not die, he was not crucified, he was not harmed, he is not God, he is not the Son of God. He is not a part of God, but he is a blessing noble, very high ranking messenger of God, and He is the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala, who was sent to us in order to guide us, to remove us from darkness and to bring us to the light by the will of Allah. And he was granted so many miracles, and those remain miracles, they do not prove any point that he was the God

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but rather the one who gave him those miracles is definitely the God, Allah subhanho wa Taala. So worship Allah alone, don't worship a part of eternity, and don't worship a part of,

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you know, creation, that which was created by Allah subhanho wa Taala. When Allah subhanho wa Taala says, wollam or Isa will be nuts. And when Jesus brought clear proofs, he said, I have come to you with wisdom, meaning with Prophethood and to make clear to use some of that over which you defer, Sophia Allah and obey me. So Gee, this verse is proving that Jesus did not say worship me, but he said, obey me, obey me meaning in the fact that I'm asking you to worship Allah alone, worship Allah alone. Indeed, in the next verse, Allah says, Jesus said, Indeed, Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him, this is a straight path. So these are the words also of Jesus May peace be upon him and

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many of the other messengers who happen to say that Allah is my Lord and you're so worship Allah, you don't worship me. You don't worship a person, you don't worship the creation. And this is quite clear. Allah subhanho wa Taala says,

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When Jesus brought the clear proofs, what did he say, to convey hikma, I have come to you with wisdom, meaning with prophets with these blessed words, the Scripture and to make clear to you some over which you have deferred, so so fear Allah, and obey me. Follow what I'm saying, don't worship Me, there is a difference between following someone and worshiping someone, we follow the messenger of Allah, but we don't worship the Messenger of Allah, we follow the messenger of Allah, but we worship Allah subhanho wa Taala, the one who is the owner of the message. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala, to help us to be protected from the devil and his traps. He comes to us and makes us

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believe things, especially when a person is in need, then they begin to have these superstitious beliefs. Someone going through difficulty after difficulty, they're calling out to Allah for 10 years.

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And they are not seeing any form of change in their condition. In fact, it's becoming worse. So they start going to a bearded man with a big turban and they go to someone perhaps in this country, people go to witch doctors or fortune tellers. That's what we would call them here. And what what they would tell you they would start saying, I know what's wrong with you, your your aunt has done something against you or your in laws, or you know, the typical responses. And those are all false. They are fables, they are tales, they are all supported by the devil. And that is actually snatching your Iman away taking your belief in Allah away. If Allah wants to keep you in a condition that you

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might not consider positive for the rest of your life. So that is Allah, He's the owner. You need to turn to Allah and continue worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala in a way that the day you turn to hit the day you return to Him, you turning to him would have come as a blessing. The day you return to allow the fact that you turned to him while you are alive, is already a blessing. And you would be so delighted to say well, you kept me sick for 1020 years. You kept me not having a life that I wanted for 20 years yeah Allah for 30 years, yeah, Allah. And now look at what you've given me in terms of reward because I was patient. May Allah grant us patience, and May Allah help us may

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Never test us with tests that are too difficult for us to pass. You are you're hurt, you're injured, you have hurt yourself, for example, in your mouth or elsewhere, you have hurt yourself, perhaps, your bones or anywhere else perhaps suffering any form of sickness or illness. You continue making dua to Allah, you seek remedy you see cure within the limits of Allah. And you ask others for example, some time.

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The limit that we could go to is to say, Please pray for me, but you don't pray to a person. So the person would pray for you either with you telling them or without you telling them but you would not pray to a person or to another human being or another creature of Allah, you would continue calling out to Allah and you would consider the injury that you have suffered a blessing from Allah because it could have been worse, perhaps a life saving you from something more harmful, more dangerous, something worse, something bigger. And perhaps Allah subhanho wa Taala wants an explanation of some sin that we may have committed or sins that we might be committing consciously or without knowing.

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And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala kept acceptance of his decree, a great activation. So don't become depressed and stressed because that's the devil that makes you start wondering and makes your mind start wandering and then we start turning to assistance, or for assistance to that which we're not supposed to be turning towards something very dangerous. And this is why Allah says Don't let the devil lead you astray. Don't let the devil make you worship people. Don't let the devil make you think that Jesus was God or a part of God, because he Jesus made peace be upon him said Indeed Allah is my Lord, and He is your Lord. So worship Him. This is the straight path.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, For Stella, Allah has a woman by name, but the denominations from among them different and they separated after him. Subhan Allah, Allah, Allah has a woman by any him, the denominations from among them different and separated.

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They did not listen to the advice they forgot. They conveniently forgot the devil and trapped them they did not take heed. They were not conscious of the fact that the devil is going to try and trap them. Like Allah tells us all that in our lives every day the devil will try and trap us in different ways. Clear your heart, clear your acts of worship, clean your behavior, and you know your attitude towards fellow creatures of Allah clean it and make sure that you are clean in every aspect of your living and inshallah You will then be able to enter Jannah so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, So woe to those who have wronged from the punishment of a painful day, we're giving them a warning

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of the punishment of a painful day. For what a little lady Nevada Moomin as a be a woman Aleem. You know, destruction be upon them will be upon them, who those who will be doomed to a punishment of the painful day. Allah says

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a fellow In fact, Allah says alien Luna in Lhasa, what are they waiting for? are they waiting for anything besides an hour to come upon them suddenly, while they perceive not. So in their oblivion in their games, in their playing, suddenly, the hour will come, either they die, or the world ends, one of the two things have to happen. I have to die before the world ends, or I have to die with the ending of the world. But I have to end as well. And a lot of us, the bulk of us, if not all of us, perhaps who are existing right now would end before the ending of the world. None of us is going to live beyond 100 years, 200 years. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on us the day he takes us

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away. I mean, my brothers and sisters have hope in the mercy of Allah, that's the only option you have. Try your best. That's one thing and have hoping the mercy of Allah that's the second thing. And that's the only thing that we can actually do is have hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala you know, after trying our best, so this is Allah's plan. None of us should lose hope in the mercy of Allah, He made us he knows our weaknesses, he knows that we are just human, but at the same time he sent a message so try following the message as best as possible. No point saying, I'm a human, I cannot adopt the Quran and the Sunnah, it's too difficult. Let me carry on and I'm still

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going to have hope in the mercy of Allah, you cannot discard it, you have to have an intention. Moments ago, before we started the session, I spoke about how important it is to dress appropriately. And to start off no matter where you are starting off, you start off with, you know, covering your legs, Mashallah, what a big achievement covering the rest of your body that you might have been exposing in the past, a huge achievement, but that's still not the ideal. So our struggle would be to try and get to the ideal, even if we die before getting to the ideal, the fact that we were moving towards the ideal in sha Allah will be a very, very positive point. You know, it would

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be good enough in the eyes of Allah to have had a powerful intention, working towards the intention and then dying in the condition that intention has not been contaminated. A person who wants to pray and his intention is to pray and begins to walk towards the masjid and dies before he's got to the machine will have a full reward of having got to

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And having prayed because in normal ama Labine, yet that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says all your actions shall be judged by their underlying intentions. What a beautiful hadith of Rasulullah Rasul Allah. So Allah says hollyanne Guna Illa SATA and Tati Jambo Tottenham Leah, Sharon, what are they waiting for in this life? They are they waiting for an hour or the hour to strike at them when they don't even realize when they're not even realizing when they're oblivious.

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They people would die, without even realizing that you know what, we're actually going to die today. Or tomorrow or just now, so many have already died, people have suddenly gone. So Allah says, you'd rather prepare for that day and be prepared at all times. So that no matter when it comes to you, you would be a person who would not regret? And how do you prepare for it by turning to Allah, by planning to turn to Allah by making the intention and working upon that intention as best as you can. So Allah says, are they waiting for that? Then Allah says something very, very serious, something very serious.

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About only about one in 13, the closest of friends who used to be the closest of friends in this world, on that day, they will be enemies to each other, except for the righteous, except for the righteous.

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So those who are your best friends in this world, they will be the worst enemies on the Day of Judgment of yours, besides those who are righteous, who are the righteous, those who reminded you when you went wrong, those who did not cheer you on when you send those who encouraged you to do good, those who when you were with them, you automatically did the right things.

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Those are the ones who are the righteous, but as for the closest of friends, who we partied with, and who we engaged in sin with and whom when we were with them, we never thought of Salah, whom when we were with them, we never thought of dressing appropriately whom when we were with them, we never thought of worshipping Allah alone, we engaged in partying and dancing and whatever. And you know, celebrating this and that, and all sorts of things that were unacceptable in Islam. And nobody reminded us and people actually led us further astray. Allah says those type of closest of friends would be enemies on the Day of Judgment. It's only the righteous, this is why we are taught to

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choose righteous friends, righteous friends, people who will remind you of goodness, people who when Salah time comes, they look at you, even if you're sitting in a group of non Muslim, the Salah time comes and your friend looks at you and asks you a Can we make a plan, let's just pray, let's get to a little corner. And let's do what we have to Subhanallah in, you know, public are no matter where you are. that's besides the point. But the fact is, because of your company, it was made easy for you to pray for you to fulfill your duty unto Allah subhanho wa Taala that is a righteous friend, that is a good person, a person who when you look at them, when you are with them, when you speak to

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them, when you interact with them. Everything is a reminder of Allah, and they make you feel good, not good because, oh, I'm a sinful person. And you know, nobody must tell me what I have to. And that's what the world is progressing towards. And that is, nobody should tell anybody what to do and what not to do. Each one must think like a monkey for himself. That would have been that way.

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Or when we see sinful behavior, it is beautified for us beautified in such a way that that's the thing you do that and guess what? All you'll enjoy your life. Enjoy your life. What about when I die? What's going to happen? Even the atheists at the point of death are so worried about what's going to happen after that. Even if they don't admit it. They have to be worried. It's only normal and natural to be very, very worried about what's going to happen after you die. It's very, very normal. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease May he come us May he cool us down. May He make us from amongst those who have contentment and certainty. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant his

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true belief in the life after death. I mean, so Allah says, Who are those who are righteous?

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Those whom Allah will say, oh my servants, no fear. Will there be concerning you on this day? No. Will you grieve? Yeah, Eva de la, la como Leone, Wallah Tyson. The righteous are those whom Allah will call out to and he will tell them oh my servants no fear. Will there be concerning you on this day? No. Will you grieve? Didn't I tell you moments ago that people fear when it comes to the life after death? Yes, they do. But Allah will reassure the good and the righteous by telling them oh my servants, fear not. No fear. Will there be concerning you on this day? No. Will you grieve? And Allah says, You who believed in our verses, and surrendered to our command.

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Now the term surrender actually means Muslim. Islam means one who surrenders one who submits or

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submission Islam means submission and Muslim means one who submits. That's the connection between the two words and Islam also means peace and the Muslim is a person who is at peace. So basically if you surrender and submit you will be at peace that's what it is. Submit to what to Allah He knows, you know you like I always give an example you have a computer, you have a little iPhone, you have an iPad, you have a car, you have an gadget, you have anything, if you follow the instructions, you will be able to use it Mashallah smooth, nice, you know, how it works, how it operates. But if you try and do the wrong thing, you know, in order to turn right, you have to turn the steering towards

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the right. If you turn it towards the left, you'd probably turn left. And if you think you're gonna turn right by turning left, you're a fool.

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Unless you're driving a forklift, la Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala help us I think nowadays, even the forklifts they starting to make him differently. So you have to follow instruction, that's the point, follow the instruction of the maker of that item, the one who invented it, and when we talk of invention of mankind, it's just changing the creation of Allah from one form to the other. And that's called invention. But man does not create from nothing. Allah is the one who creates from nothing. So when Allah has created us, it is up to him to to tell us what to do. In fact, Allah would have never created us without telling us why he has created us it's impossible for a maker to

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make something without saying why he's made it and without giving instructions. So that instruction is quite clear. Allah says, You believed in our verses and were submitters you were Muslim. For you no fear will there be? No Will you have to grieve in paradise you and your kinds, delighted with the whole agenda and tomorrow as you come to Barun, verse number 17, is powerful, powerful. Verse number 70. Allah says, enter Paradise May Allah Tell that to us may we be from amongst those who enter Paradise. So if you take a look at the Sahih, international translation, verse number 70, the term as word is actually translated as your kinds, right?

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But if you take a look at the footnote there it says, Those like you another meaning may be your spouse's, the righteous from amongst them. So you and your spouse's you and your wives, that's one translation of it, and the other is you and those like you. So if your wives were like you in obedience of Allah or your spouse's meaning your husbands were like you in the obedience of Allah, then you will all be told enter Paradise. And if for example, they will not like you, then they would not be told that perhaps Allah will deal with them in a way that his mercy feels fit. And at the same time, what we do need to know his people who did not get along with their spouses in this

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world, Allah subhanho wa Taala if they are to be granted paradise as well, will definitely sort the matter out there. So this issue, we've raised it in the past, and people are definitely concerned. You know, just last night, when I was speaking, I made mention of how important it is for us

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to work towards gender, and how important it is for us to be concerned about entering paradise rather than debating about what's going to be in there. Some people say, Well, you know, what am I going to get my cat in in paradise? A question. I love my cats so much is my cat going to come with me in paradise? The truth is, Allah answers the question here because and I can tell you what some of the scholars have said, When mentioned was made of you entering paradise with your spouses. Obviously, some people didn't really get along so well with their spouses, they were just waiting until the point of death hoping that beyond that, they're going to get something better luck but I

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hope that's not the case with us Mashallah. So Subhanallah this verse for me brings tears to my eyes, the comfort that I will be with my family in paradise alone. That's the comfort it brings to me I will be with those who are similar to me, those who deserve gender from amongst my family and inshallah they will be with and you know what they are certain intercessions that Allah speaks about Subhana Allah to Allah and Mohammed Salah Salah has informed us about and we hope and pray that even sometimes those who might be sinful like us would be granted paradise through the intercession Say, for example of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we asked a lot for that, but at the same

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time, for people who have the question, and that is, Will I still be with the same men even in heaven? Well, that heaven would be like hell if I was with him. That's what some some people might say.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala continues, just read the next few verses and see your answer comes. What does Allah say? Allah says enter Paradise you and your spouse's delighted you'll be happy. So Allah says,

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You powerful I lay him this we have been mean they have circulated among them, meaning among the people of Paradise will be plates and vessels of gold, something you've never seen. Not the

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Gold of this world but something else which will be called gold, which is far more valuable than the gold of this world. And they're in now Allah is responding that question that we asked moments ago. And they're in which means in Paradise is whatever the souls desire, and what delights the eye, and you will abide there in eternally. So which means when you get into paradise, you will have what ever your soul desires, and whatever is delightful to the eye, anything that your eye finds delightful, tasty, that your eye wishes for, it's yours, you will have it, it will be yours, how you want it when you want it, and exactly according to your specs. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us

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gender. So now from this verse, we understand that when you get to gender, if you have your spouse entering gender as well with you, he or she will be exactly as you want. Finally, Alhamdulillah

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exactly as you want. Exactly looking, you know, looking as you want speaking as you want doing as you wish, everything will be according to your liking. Subhan Allah. Now one might ask, what about my spouse? How will he think or she think if she wants something different from me and I want something different, don't worry, the minds will be in sync according to the will of Allah. And if Allah subhanahu wa taala wishes that all has allowed the minds not to be in sync, then each one will still have exactly what he or she wants. I remember once reading about a gentleman and how if you want your spouse to be tall and short and one day tall, one day fat one day thin one day, this one

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day that and whatever and a moment like this in a moment like that, you know, it will be like you just flicking through the buttons of a screen and you know you can see what you want. And at the same time if the spouse would want to be themselves something else, then they would be according to what they think to themselves. Because this is Allah squadra the small brains who might not understand it. So if I want to be tall, I will be told but my when my wife looks at me she'll see me short because she wanted me to be short. And I will be short to her and told to myself How is that possible? Let's go to heaven then we will see it. Let's go to Jenna we will see it

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Allah subhanho wa Taala can understand. So, this answers a beautiful question. Allah says you get paradise in Paradise, March the hill and foo What else do you want to see her Holly Dune, Allah says you live there eternally. And this is the gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Let's take a look at the other translation that we have here. Allah says trays of golden cups will be passed around them, they will be there in all the inner selves could desire and all that is could delight in and you will abide there in forever. And here in the noble Koran, the translation of verse number 70, Allah will say, enter Paradise you and your wives in happiness, simple translation Mashallah. So it

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includes wives, anyone who does similar to you and so on. And Alhamdulillah You know, it should actually bring tears to the eyes to say, Allah will bless you such that you will not lose your loved ones in the era.

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That's a consolation. That's something really good. Because you have children, you have parents, you have brothers and sisters, you have others you have family members, the big question is Will I see them once I die and here lies answering you to say he will be with them. Don't stress Don't worry, inshallah, just help them to do good by the will of Allah. If they have done deeds similar to yours, and you've done good deeds and you deserve Heaven, then they too, will deserve heaven and you will meet there. And when you are there, then you will have them according to how you want. Say for example, you see a child there in heaven, they're not going to disobey you because you get what you

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want. And this is why we if you want to know whether your cat is going to be there or not quite easy. First, get to heaven. If you can still think of your cat when you're in heaven, trust me, it will be there.

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But if you don't think about it, don't blame me. Don't blame the cat. Allahu Akbar. Don't blame anyone because you haven't thought about it. It's like sometimes you say, Hey, we're going to do for a holiday to the Maldives and we'll message you every day we will send photos to you what you went to the Maldives it was half like heaven. You forgot your relatives man. Five days later you when you caught the flight back a week later today, two weeks later, and then you started messaging people a Maldives was not was nice and they tell you what happened about us sending us messages he we forgot about it.

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Why because you are busy enjoying man. You are having you know, honey on the moon Mashallah May Allah Subhana Allah, Allah help us.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us with goodness in this world and the next May Allah subhanho wa Taala really have mercy upon all of us. So here, Allah subhana wa Taala is telling us

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that typical Gen two Leti to Mojave Macintosh alone, this is the paradise which you have been made to inherit because of your good deeds, the deeds you

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used to do in the life of this world, so do good deeds in the world, my mother's my sisters, let's do as many good deeds as we can because these good deeds will come to our rescue. Even if we've done bad deeds, the Quran tells us how to follow bad deeds with good deeds so that the bad deeds are wiped out and the Hadith is quite clear. at BC et al Hassan etam hora. If you if you have done bad deeds in the past, and you now do a lot of good deeds, the bad deeds will automatically be wiped out. If there are major sins engage in repentance ask Allah forgiveness, but if they were minor sins even without that repentance, Allah will wipe them out because of the good deeds you did thereafter.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and may He make us from those who repent from both major and minor sin and may He make us from those who do good deeds. So Allah says,

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This is the paradise that you will inherit because of the good deeds that you did in your life. Then Allah says look comfy half ki Hatton kathira minha Kowloon, they're in

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there in for you will be fruit, in plenty of which you will eat as you desire. Subhan Allah Subhana Allah, fruit, what type of fruits you know,

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verse number 73, when I went to Malaysia,

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I remember them serving the duty and in fact, I was in the Philippines. And they brought it in, I almost put it to my mouth, and they told me it tastes like heaven.

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But it smells like hell.

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To the end, and I couldn't I just couldn't bring it closer. I tried Allah I tried. And I really tried because they told me the texture is so nice. And the taste is so nice. And this is so beautiful. I just tried once just block your nose from a blocked nose. I could smell it I imagine blocked completely I could smell isn't, you know, I was like, may Allah subhanho wa Taala says something. It smells like hell tastes like heaven. And then I wondered, will there be any duty and in heaven? And then I thought to myself, the same answer applies. If I get there, there'll be such beautiful fruit that I will never think of that duty. And again, Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and

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may He bless us all, and may grant us goodness in terms of fruit in the world and in in the hereafter as well. Remember,

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one thing and I'm going to end on this note what ever you think of in heaven, you will have so don't be in doubt of that. And if someone says Oh, you're not going to get this in heaven, you're not going to get that perhaps it's because you're never going to think about it. And with our small little minds, we look at our cats and say, Don't worry, I'm definitely going to think about you. But no guarantee what type of mind you're going to have, you know, perhaps you'll see some different type of a pet there and your cat will have been by the way and you can just say sorry, cat, that's if you even think of it. So this is why we say Don't underestimate heaven. A lot of us become

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agitated by the thought of what we might not get in heaven, not realizing that first tackle the issue of getting to heaven. You know, may Allah subhanahu wa taala help us get to heaven. Charla to Jenna, May He grant that to us all? May He forgive us our sins and May Allah subhanho wa Taala Really? grant every single one of the members of the oma Jenna, may he guide those who are not on the straight path to the state path. And May He grant us all Jenna, we should have such a clear heart that we should pray for Jelena for every single person. May Allah bless that bless us with that. And May He grant that to us was Allahu wa salam wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah

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