People Of Jannah – Who Are They
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All while girl the mean and llevo Allah fina on in one long we are Hambone Seanie and so this is a a 134 Sorry 1133 and 134 from Surah Ali Imran where Allah subhanaw taala says was Sadie arrow and the race to was Sadhguru Isla Mo Farah Tamara become and raised to forgiveness from your Lord, what Jana and a paradise whose expanse is the heavens and the earth, alright that it is prepared, it is already prepared. They didn't want to clean for the month of clean those who are conscious of Allah subhanaw taala who make it their characteristics to be conscious of Allah. And then Allah describes who these McDuck clean are because we want this Jana and is prepared for the McDuck clean so who are
the MacDuffie and Allah subhanaw taala explains a levena human feel corner for Sarah evil Dara those who
give in the good times and the hard times, those who give in the good times the hard times. And I actually wanted to make the topic today called debt relief. I wanted to call this thorough extra for debt relief, but we'll get to that in a second. Those who give in the good times and the hard times. These are the months of pain, whom ALLAH SubhanA data has paradise prepared for.
Well, Kelly Mina live and those who hold back their anger refrain from getting angry, well Kaldi, Mina live well if you're not in us, and those who forgive people will love your head butter Mycenaean and Allah subhanaw taala loves those who do good. So first off Allah subhanaw taala tells us in this verse about racing, the concept of challenges and racing, when I was teaching the
history of the color fat class in another institute, I came across this theme I kept finding myself saying again and again, Oh, here's another example of competition. Here's another example of competition. Here's another example of competition. I'll just give you some quick ones, like Abu Bakr and Umar Radi Allahu Anhu competing that who would give the most in charity, you have example of competition like the battle ahead when the prophets of Allah Islam said who will take my sore with it and fulfill its right and everybody wanted the sword and prophesy son was only going to give it to one person. You see in other battles that you know people would team up with their own
brothers and cousins and nephews in tribes and they would compete against each other Subhanallah and I just got some more memories of those kinds of so I found this recurring theme of competition and racing. And if you look at just reflect on your own community right now, your own Masjid your own May Allah open inshallah Tada and everything be good. But if you look at your community, what aspects of competition are there? And my guess is there is very little competition in your life in your community. So Allah subhanaw taala says was sad arrow and race to was sad to race to what? This is interesting because you would assume that the race is to paradise.
But Allah stands out, it doesn't say that Allah subhana data says and race to forgiveness. Race to forgiveness was Sadie o de la mala Farah Tamara become what Jana and Paradise. So
it's interesting paradise is the destination. And this is something I actually teach in the visionary class. Sometimes people make drop for a destination. And I might tell them, what's the vehicle that leads to that destination? What's the vehicle that leads to that destination? Make dua for the vehicle? So I'll tell people yes, you combine dunya and akhira type of drives and you want to make dog for the academic hereafter. But what action and what result happens on this earth while you're alive now that will lead to forgiveness that will lead to that place in the hereafter. So the journey and the race Allah subhanaw taala the competition Allah subhanaw taala says was said in Oh
Ilana Farah Dima Rebecca, which is really interesting. So you're supposed to compete with others for Allah's forgiveness can be so this is a you know, something that comes to mind. Have you ever seen how, let's say there's children in a school, and there's some litter on the floor, some trash and then the,
some rubbish? And then the teacher says, says to one of the students pick up that rubbish and the child says, I'm not the one who dropped it. And so you can imagine that maybe two three other children say I will pick it up, I will pick it up. This is what racing to ALLAH SubhanA dadas forgiveness is about it's like racing to good deeds so that Allah subhanaw taala for forgive us and racing to paradise whenever you
Look at things that people already compete on. What do people compete about or race towards? And I thought about this, I would say one of those things that people currently compete with, which doesn't matter in the sight of Allah subhanaw Donna
toys, so toys, things like toys like a house. So my house I needed to be bigger than my neighbor's house, I needed to be, you know, I have to have a nicer this and I started that if you have those things great. No problem. But if you're doing it to compete with somebody else, like it's like, oh, you know what, I need to get a bigger house because so and so has a big house, and ours needs to be bigger than that. So competition, that's an example of competition, not necessarily haram, but it's not what needs your attention. toys like cars, toys, like you know, other things that people have toys up. Another thing that people compete over in this digital age is something like how many
YouTube followers you are, how popular you are online. That's another thing in this digital type of thing. People are racing towards that. You also find that people compete with bank account size. So somebody says, Oh, I have 10 million and somebody will have 15,000,001 person I have a billion dollars. I have $2 billion. Yes, these are things that people compete with. And yet the focus has to be on competition for racing towards macrophylla tomorrow become bracing for Allah subhanaw taala is forgiveness, one of our other daily huddles was about mum Farah was which was about forgiveness, and forgiveness that monk Farah is a in Arabic it literally means helmet. And it's worn by a soldier in
battle because it protects the soldier. So if that's the case, when you look at mupfumira, it's not just forgiveness, but it is protection. It's protection from Allah subhanaw taala. And so if you want good in this life, and you want Allah subhanaw taala is production, we seek ALLAH subhanaw taala is forgiveness and we race towards that we race towards it to
to win that characteristic from Allah subhanaw taala to win that Mugford or the forgiveness and Paradise whose expanse is the heavens and the earth. So now Allah subhana data tells us as we continue in these verses, that is prepared for the MATA pain it's prepared for those who are characterized themselves as being looked up in and and so you want to ask, well who are the motorcade? What do I need to do? Somebody was asking the questions. I saw it here first again, what do I need to do to be amongst them with the clean those who get these things who get Paradise? Allah subhanaw taala explains three characteristics. And we want to ask ourselves, as we look over these
characteristics, we want to ask ourselves, are these characteristics my characteristics? And if they're not what can I do to make sure that I start following the path to make bees characteristics, my characteristics, so Allah subhanaw taala says Alladhina UniFi, hakuna fissara You will not allow those who give they give charity during the good times and the hard times.
So Ramadan is the month of giving a hamdulillah for sure. Insha Allah Tala people are going to be giving this month, maybe you should look into. I know sometimes there's a big fundraiser or something like that happening. And you might attend a big fundraiser and give a lot of money. But there's this year in particular, I don't know if you guys notice a no this and you probably do. But I'll point it out just in case that a lot of the fundraising projects that happened in Ramadan happen on site, meaning that you have fundraising dinners, fundraising at the title, we had the msgid fundraising, you know, there's all these events that happened in Ramadan time, and this year,
it's not happening. And so because it's not happening, and they don't have that physical structure, to get the funds that they need, there's going to be this huge recession, if you will, in fundraising, because the amount of locations online where they where fundraising can be done is limited or to get everybody's eyes and attention the way that they might be able to do in their community.
So I want you to bear that in mind. And if normally you give to msgid or your local and stuff like that, this is my my advice to you. And that is try to think of how much you gave in the past year or something like that what you normally do, maybe do a little bit better.
And then without the masjid asking you for these things because the masjid this day these days is going to have a very hard time getting your attention. Just give it you know, let it be you know, my reminder to you those who've given the good times and I've been thinking about you know with the COVID situation
There's been a huge focus, obviously, and rightfully so on the virus. But the next wave that's going to happen right now is the financial Fallout that's going to take place
coming up now, as people are kind of coming out from, from quarantine coming out from the from lock downs, and they're gonna find May Allah protect us that their job is not there anymore, maybe their business, their industry, even maybe out of business, their their shops have been closed. And these people have maybe been at home for one month, two months, run out of money, and they have debts. So they might have rental debts, they might have other debts, as you know.
So it's at this time that you want to step back and say, you know, what I want to give during the good times and the hard times. And I think definitely we're in those hard times, that we're in the hard times and you know, old ideas of you know what, you owe me money, I'm going to take you to the take you to the court and I'm going to get my money, man, you know what? We're, it's different times right now. And Islam is so full of I was just actually watching a TED talk about forgiveness and how the law is very interesting TED talk. I don't know if I still have an open. No, I don't.
Very interesting TED talk on how our laws and this is talking about the US how our laws are so focused on punishment, and yet in religion, and as we see in Islam, and I thought about it, there's so much focus on forgiveness, there's so much focus on forgiveness. And even when I tell you guys about you know, the debt collector, the prophesy some spoke about, and he would go and collect debts from people and he would tell them, Look, go and collect my debts. And if somebody needs more time, then forgive them perhaps alone forgive us. And you know, and then our mindset, and when it comes to debts, our attitude is like no forgiveness, no forgiveness, like I It also reminds me of
if we are in a you know, in your like in a movie theater or something like that, and you know, in case of a fire, they say everybody just calm down and walk and do not run because if some people start running, that everybody starts running, for example, like the toilet paper run that happened at the beginning of COVID. Once one person starts running, then everybody starts running, and it freaks everybody out. What if taking that same concept. Everybody started have this attitude of forgiving debts at this time. And it wasn't just one person taking the brunt of all this financial budgets, it was passed over. So basically we blanketed the whole world instead of with virus, but
blanket the whole world with forgiveness with forgiveness in debt, and inshallah Tada. If that's the case, then I think we can go further. But if this isn't the case, if we now is the time where we're not being forgiving to other people, then other people will come back on us and things can collapse. So that's my reminder about giving during the good times and the hard times, and make a special focus this Ramadan, because you're not going to get so many fundraising motivations, the way you do when you go to the masjid inshallah Tada put in your own mental attitude to give more this Ramadan. The second characteristic that Allah subhanaw taala says,
of the motor cleaner, get the paradise and get them outfit, I get the forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala says, well, Calvin and ally of those who refrain from getting angry, if you'll notice throughout the, the Quran, the sin of the prophets of Allah they sent him is always advising people to not get angry, and the prophets of Allah, they sent an interesting characteristic about him, he would never get angry for himself. And what that means is,
if there is any issue that you know, it was his own thing, it was his own personal he would get angry for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala if you know the, Allah subhanaw taala, his boundaries were crossed, and he needed to put his foot down, for example. So a lot is set up. But if something happened to him, such as a child not listening to him in the process, him didn't get angry, or somebody would do something to him or somebody would say something inappropriate whatnot, the prophesy seven wouldn't get angry. And that made me reflect on myself. And I'd say what are the things that we get angry for? That really, when you look at it, it's just annoyances, and then we
make anger, it builds up and becomes part of our characteristic. What if we decide that you know what I'm not going to get angry because I want it to be my characteristic of the muda clean and I want mouthfeel and I want Allah subhanaw taala is paradise whose expanse is the heaven the earth and what if you have that active intention that when you know there's a situation that would normally make you angry, and you're like, you know what, I'm going to let go of this anger because I'm in it for the for the hereafter. And anger is you know, the first step to so many haram So anger leads to could lead to killing murder.
Anger could lead to death and your could lead to abuse. We're hearing about marital abuse and spousal abuse that's happening that comes from anger. Anger leads to a person backbiting and trying to ruin somebody's honor
and so on. So the province of Allah, as Adam said about the strong person, the strongest one amongst you isn't the person with the biggest muscles but the strongest person or the wrestler, the MMA fighter, the strongest person amongst you is the one who is able to control their anger at times and situations that normally provoke anger. And this person doesn't get angry. That is the strongest one as the prophets that a lot is said.
And that's it. That's our reminder that's our truffle for today. Does that go Oh, Hi Ron. I will end with these words of Mandela in which he said that resentment is like drinking a poison and expecting your event resentment is like drinking poison and hoping it'll kill your enemies
All right questions if somebody's got a question Welcome, welcome.
Given the good times and hard times, don't get angry.
And forgive people.
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Yeah, and sorry. And I would kind of like putting it together the about the debt. And like giving in the good times in the hard times, don't get angry and forgive people. And I was saying that during this during this COVID. And the second wave of, you know, financial Fallout that's going to happen. It's very important for us to understand this. When it comes to all the people that may owe us money to be forgiving, maybe give more time, maybe give more
payment plans and stuff like that and be forgiving to people. And let's all have this attitude of forgiveness with each other.
All right, great. So here's the question. First questions come up.
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So I should there is.
Sometimes you're in situations where
sometimes you're in situations where even if you forgive the person, the person doesn't care. I've spoken about this before, that actually happens a lot like what sometimes the person needs even debt. They don't care if you forgive them, then like you said, they're being intentional. They're like, I don't care if you forgive me or not. I'm not giving you this money, and so on. And do you still forgive them? And I wish I would just say that you know what the most painful thing about that situation, that thing I said about poison about drinking poison and hoping your enemies will die. You're the one that suffers from that. This person who is not paying intentionally is
the person who is not paying intentionally is causing you harm
is causing you mental harm. And it's like a poison that that starts building within you. So what I would say is, I'm not saying that you have to forgive them. So forgiveness is optional, right? You don't have to do somebody owes you money, and you want to hold them accountable and stuff like that. I hope that you know, all of us know a reminder for me during these hard times that we have adopt an attitude of forgiveness, but you don't have to forgive the person. What you could do is if I'm gonna give them chances to pay it later times, or you could be like
anyways, I'll move on but bottom line is no, you don't have to forgive them. A lot.
Jana has is it permissible to ask forgiveness from people before Ramadan? I don't know what you mean chant as about is it permissible?
Yeah, of course it's it's actually encouraged. I don't know if somebody would say that before Ramadan. It's not like,
like the province of allied ism said Oh, before Ramadan, everybody should ask for forgiveness. If that's what you mean that like then that might be more cultural than it is specifically but at all times we should be asking people to forgive us if we wrong them.
Cyrus question, why did you miss them? Saira Good to have you welcome back? Is there such thing as good anger? What's the line between the two? In the case of
when the Prophet said ally Sam would get angry? He would get angry when it's a situation where somebody was overstepping Allah's bounds and he's the Messenger of Allah said Allah they said so for example, one of the situation the prophesy son got angry was this woman stole something and and one of the companions came to intercede on her behalf and the prophets of Allah and s&m said attach files, we had them in her little. He said, Are you trying to intercede on one of the
from the Hadoop of Allah subhanaw taala the process and got angry that
that when a rich woman steals that she gets interceded for when a poor person steals than theirs, then then they apply the punishment. Yeah, so that was a situation this is the huddled of Allah subhanaw taala. I think a lot of times though, our anger that we're talking about, I don't think we get to this level in anger. But when we're talking about anger, it's usually for ourselves, when we're getting angry for ourselves, then that's not like the Prophet sallallahu sallam said talk about Don't get angry.
And I think you should also look at you know, that situation with the eyeshadow the Alana where somebody swore the prophets of Allah Islam, and I should swore back and the prophets that Allah has sent him said,
you know, be gentle ally Isha, because whatever gentleness is attitude, makes it softer. And whenever gentleness is taken away, it makes it harder. And I shut up the Lana said, Didn't you hear what they said, O Messenger of Allah? And he said, I did. And I responded, and I said, and the same be unto you. And he left it at that. So that also gives you an example of
of putting the risk into something putting gentleness Ilana
I should says, Do you personally recommend doing a *ing Quran multiple times or concentrate memorizing portions. So just the idea of finishing for the sake of finishing, I don't like that idea of where the goal is getting to the end.
I would hope that if somebody is doing multiple hot milk neurons, it's because they love the journey. And not necessarily that hey, I need to get like a number at the end. Maybe they get motivated by that and they are paying attention. But I would even in Title where is the focus on like, oh, I need to finish something or is it hey, I'm here to enjoy the journey and pay attention to what Allah subhanaw taala is commanding and stuff like that. So with regards to your question, is it better to memorize portions or do multiple husband Korans? I wish I would tell you maybe not do so many hotmelt Quran and focus on memorizing so try to do both and you don't have to do multiple
if you only focus on memorization, what you might find is you won't memorize that much and you'll start getting lazy and you don't have a teacher something like that and then what happens is you don't do either you don't complete memorization on memorizing verses and you also miss out on doing those multiple hutments Alana
shemale has question and how can we get to becoming the kind of person who only gets angry for the sake of Allah subhanaw Donna and by the way when I say getting angry for the sake of Allah doesn't mean that the response for every time somebody
every time somebody does something wrong do we get angry get angry get angry, that's not um there's certain instances where the prophesy centum did that but you have to realize that people did haram things in front of the prophets of Allah Islam give you example of the man who urinated in the masjid and everybody got angry and wanted to beat him up the Prophet said Allah they said um said, you know, let him be let him finish your ad. And then he called them over the prophesy some call them so being
Be angry for the sake of Allah, does it mean that the only technique and Tao is getting angry? It doesn't mean that it just means that there will be situations, you know, some major situations where somebody needs to put their foot down. Yes. So that's I'm saying, even when it comes to Dowa, you don't respond with anger, even when it comes to data, you don't respond with anger. So how do you become the kind of person who only gets angry?
I would say, how do you become the person who doesn't get angry? That's what I would say. How do you become a person who doesn't get angry? That doesn't fall back on anger, you can be passionate about topics you can care about topics, but losing your mind and becoming like a werewolf is not what the Prophet said Elias and I'm advised Latin
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this question is from Nigeria.
Is it okay to take time to forgive someone for something that they did if the person has been hurt, hurt feels that if they forgive them, they're not ready might lead to resentment.
So we have in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, if you're angry at somebody,
you can be angry at them and not talk to them, cut them off for three days. So you see an example of not speaking to somebody for three days. That's okay. The problem, Nigeria, what you're saying is that, if it might lead to resentment, take the three days and start counting. But if you go beyond it, I've seen this sometimes somebody's angry for so long with somebody else, that there's no going back from that anger. It's almost like that anger, that poison has sat in their bloodstream too long that they've died from it. That anger is it's finished them off. And you've probably experienced this, like you're angry at somebody so long, even if you forgive them, like two years later. Are you
ever going to go back to that old relationship? It'll never happen. So that's why we see from the Sunnah, that three days is okay to cut the person off and enjoy cutting them off for three days. You have three days.
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you Ma'am, is question What about those who take advantage of your forgiveness and they continue to do the same things over and over? You? No wonder reminds me of Yamama it reminds me of the human beings relationship to Allah Spano Tata. What if the human being continues to sin and they keep going back to the sin and again and again? How does Allah s puntata respond to that? Allah subhanaw taala continues to
to forgive that person. So in your question, what if you forgive somebody? And they haven't learned if you will? Yes. Like, let's suppose you're you have a child and you forgive them and then they go back to being a child again. And they make the same mistake, you might need a different way to teach them. But it doesn't mean that forgiveness is off the table because oh, they didn't learn their lesson. In sha Allah Tala.
It's just like, hey, if you're talking about behavior change, how do you change people's behavior? And you know, forgiveness may be one but you're talking about how can you influence or influence people's behavior. There are other techniques to implement.
I was looking for I'm looking for somebody who hasn't normally asked a question. So I'm like man, Ahmed, is it permissible to slap someone that angers you so long as you smile whilst doing it asking for a friend. So, slapping is haram you know what also is what else is haram is?
is ugly suffocation calling somebody ugly. So if you for example, like the slapping let's suppose it's between you know your friend and asking for a friend, let's suppose somebody slaps somebody and says, You're so ugly, you're like an animal. You're uglier than a donkey, that kind of stuff that is haram to do so ugly suffocation, a word that I made up but you understand what it means and slapping is not permissible. It doesn't matter if you smile
As soon as you can ask, you can ask a riddle, but we're coming to the end.
What's your riddle?
Amen. So this question is our last question we'll be finished. Can Allah forgive me if the person won't forgive me?
I don't know what the situation that you're talking about. But you've got to see, there's two parties here, if you will, there's your sorrow to relationships. This is your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. And that's what you want to ask forgiveness for. And Allah subhanaw taala is most forgiving, and then you go to that person, and the person says, No, I will never forgive you. So you need to do your part as much as you can to make up for that sometimes will take very long and the person doesn't forgive you and this and that, but you just have to make sure that you do your side of asking for forgiveness, I would advise your homeowner as well that if somebody's cutting you
off for a very long time, maybe at some point, this person will forgive you and there will be so much pain because they put you through this so long that you may want to lash back at them for any mistake that they do or whatnot. This happens in family relations. Somebody is cutting off somebody for five years, then the other person starts cutting them off first 10 years and it's like back and forth like that. I would just my advice to you in sha Allah Tala I'm in sha Allah one day they will forgive you and when they do, then accept it and don't let that pain of all these years come back and make you want to lash back at them. Allah Alright guys, we are done. Check it out. visionair
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