Taraweeh Truffles Day 8 Islam Means to Be Balanced
Channel: Muhammad Alshareef
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Today's episode is based on a very interesting question that a sister asked me. I was giving a lecture about the importance of Salon the importance of making it a priority in your life and different things I was speaking about in the lecture. And then this sister asked this question, she said, shouldn't we be balanced? Now that question kind of made me step back? And I was like, What do you mean be balanced? Was it because my lecture I was speaking about worshiping Allah and being the servant of Allah? What do you mean by balance? So in her mind, what she took from my lecture was that the purpose of life is that we should spend our whole life in the masjid and praying and that
we shouldn't have fun with our lives, shouldn't there be balanced in our lives? And I said in response, Islam equals balance in its totality, and this is what our topic is about today. Let's check out this ayah Allah subhanaw taala says, Boy, no Salah T one also ki wanna hear I wanna mantiene Illa here on Milan, Annie any pain.
In this verse, Allah subhanaw taala says Say O Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam say in the solidarity when no Sookie that my salah and Mike sacrifices and here's the point while Maha Yahya Wilma Murthy Lillahi Rabbil aalameen in my whole life, and my death is for Allah subhanho wa Taala Robben Island in The Lord of the Worlds in reflecting on the community and trying to understand where does this come from where people think that if you dedicate yourself to Islam, that that means that you're not balanced? And I think it comes with a misconception in three things in our communities. We have a misconception about fun. And we have a misconception about wealth. And we have a misconception about
accepting leadership. So with regards to fun, some people think that hey, you know what if we go out with our friends and we have, you know, some party or so on as long as nothing Haram is happening, they think that that's not what Islam commands, when in reality as long as it's permissible hanging out with your friends enjoying yourself, then it's part of Islam. When it comes to wealth and money, something that a lot of people have misconceptions about. You have people like Earth man Radi Allahu anhu, who was promised paradise and he was extremely wealthy people like Khadija people like Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Allah nomads Marine, may Allah be pleased with all of them. And money doesn't
necessarily lead a person to paradise or Hellfire is just what's in the heart and the action that you take. So if you have wealth, regardless of what the community says, It's okay. Islamically and then when it comes to leadership and assuming leadership, the prophets of Allah as Adam said, could look them Ryan will Kulu comas, Odin, Ara, Yeti, every one of you is a leader, a shepherd, and every one of you is responsible for their flock. So that means that you and I and everybody in Islam needs to step up. So the point is that the sister was saying that shouldn't we be balanced? The things that she's talking about, about fun and about money and assuming leadership is actually included in
Islam, and it is part of the holistic balance of this beautiful Deen. Now it's really amazing as well, that even going to extremes in Islam is something that's forbidden. So even in the balance of Islam, if you take it to an extreme, Islam forbids that extremism from happening. So to give you an example of this, during Hajj, time, when people go to the gym a lot and they have to throw small pebbles. You hear stories of people who take their sandals and start you know, throwing it or doing crazy wild things. And people laugh at that. But it's not funny and it's not permissible. The prophets of Allah, Allah sent him in the night before they were going to go throw the Jamara it's a
companion came to him with some pebbles. And the Prophet said Alana, he said them he looked at the pebbles and he's and he said that it's this size that you should throw. What Yakumo Well, hello, Dean, and the prophets that Allah has sent him said, throw with with pebbles, this size, and beware of extremism in your religion. The balance of Islam even includes the size of a pebble that a person should throw at the GEMA rod. And if you can't even go to an extreme in the size of a pebble, then you can understand the complete balance of Islam, that it doesn't allow someone to go beyond the boundaries that ALLAH SubhanA data is set to stay within the balance.