Finding Peace through Loving & Connecting with the Prophet (SAW)
Channel: Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
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hamdulillah alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Sayidina Muhammad Ali, he was having
a lot of melanoma in Toronto and finally Marlin
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respected brothers and sisters is no more illegal or adding to my heat.
I would like to welcome all of you
to this webinar, organized by albula Academy
on the Syrah of a loss messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
hamdulillah this webinar is a very important webinar, loving the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam peace and blessings be upon him
in which we want to learn how to love the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him in order to achieve contentment, tranquility and success in this world and in the hereafter. inshallah, so this
webinar is a very important webinar. And hopefully we can discuss some very, very important issues.
I don't want it to be selection has no slides, but not just, I want to talk about certain things from certain aspects that are probably like important in our day to day life.
this webinar is more or less a introduction, or prologue to a course, on the seat of the messenger. So my name is Salim, and this is why this is like introductory lecture, initial introductory lecture to talk about this topic, and why it's important to learn about the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And how we can connect the love of Allah messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, with our day to day life, and specifically, how we can acquire and achieve contentment and tranquility in our lives. To start off with, there's a saying, in English. I don't even know if this is saying saying but to say. What I mean by that is that, I don't know if this is a proper saying somewhere. But I
made it up many, many years ago and you might actually be someone saying I don't really know but I kind of made it up so maybe I saw it somewhere I'm not sure but
the thing is, knowing him is to love him. And loving him is to follow
knowing him is to love him and loving him is to follow him. Repeat time. Third time knowing him is to love him and loving him is to follow.
I mentioned three things love, sorry, no love, follow. knowing him is to love him loving him is to follow him. If you take number three, the final ultimate part of this same
we all know as Muslims, that we are duty bound by Sharia, by Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger sallallahu sallam, we are responsible that we have to follow the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what we call in Arabic it dibba what he thought the Quran tells us in clear terms on more than one occasion. Yeah, you're living in a new three year old law her three year old Rasool oh you believe, obey God, obey Allah of the old Rasool and obey the messenger.
And many other verses Houma youth, a la hora Sula, who, actually another verse Roma, UT la hora, sunova, faza, fosun, Avi Vima. whoever obeys Allah and His messenger will indeed attain success.
great success. And great success includes success of this life and success of the next life. And success of this life is actually to do with the brain and the mind and the internal more than anything else.
I mean, elaborate on this part later. That is to do with more with the mind and the brain. Because a lot of people have misunderstood what success of this life is. I just mentioned this briefly now and then elaborate on it later on.
If I say to you, for example, that you want to be successful in life, or anyone says, be successful in life.
be successful brother, sister, you want to be successful, make something out of your life. be successful in your life. Most people, if not all of us, 99 point 99% of us. What comes to our mind, success, something that's physical.
If we're saying successful in terms of your earnings and wealth, you think success means I have a good paid job. I earn a lot of money, I'm able to provide for the family. That's what success is. I have a car, I have a job I have, you know, like a house and lots of money, success in education, I've got a degree, I'm a lawyer, I'm a doctor, I'm a barrister. I'm a philosopher, I'm an accountant, whatever, whatever, whatever. Or success, I'm a scholar. Success. I'm not saying that's not success. But it's not restricted to that that's not the only success.
Because success has a lot to do with the internal and especially the brain. And now modern research is telling this a lot. How many people are externally successful, but their brains are messed up.
How many people are multimillionaires and filthy rich, but they are depressed and the lowest point of their lives that they can even imagine. The person earns so much money, but he commits suicide. There was so many sports players. They were in there's been some in,
in the news in the media
had a professional sports career.
And what that entails in terms of earnings, like the person was earning and had earned something we can't even imagine and think and see. In our lives. That's how much they earn in a week.
They earn 250 to 300,000 pounds a week.
And many people don't even see 300,000 pounds in their entire life. This person is committing suicide.
Because successful What's happened? Why is he committing suicide.
He's got family, he's got children, he's got all the things but in there, it's gone. Internally, there's no peace, there's no tranquility.
So we have to realize that success and salvation and goodness and prosperity, prosperity success or prosperity
in this world is not restricted to the external. It's not restricted to what job you've got externally how much money you're earning,
what position you have in society, what status you have.
It's not restricted to that.
Rather, on the contrary, sometimes some people I actually pull
yet internally they are more prosperous. They internalism are prosperous, that someone who's very rich, but can't sleep at night. He has to take time tablets, and medication to sleep,
stressed super stressed, anxious, anxiety, mental health issues, all sorts of problems.
And there's another person the basic minimum wage like so less money, but the guy goes home and he says nice Chowpatty and food and just vegetables and then as a cup of tea after that goes on his bed and sleeping like eight hours Okay, just relax wakes up in the morning praise pleasure. Salah has a nice banana, you know and in the morning for breakfast and some fruit and then a nice omelet and egg and then it goes work and relaxing comes on as rice and afternoon is relaxed life like any learning small amount of money internally is happy.
So, prosperity and success does not necessarily mean external prosperity. And I was saying I'm gonna elaborate on this topic a bit more because we're talking about loving how the loving of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam could lead us to achieve contentment and tranquility and success in this world and the hereafter. Remember, hereafter Is there anyway. So that's going to be elaborated later on.
But I was saying,
if you remember,
I was mentioning the phrase, knowing him is to love him and loving him is to follow him. And I was talking about following him. And I said, Everyone knows that in Islam we are responsible to follow, obey the messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and I mentioned the verse of the Quran and this is how I talked about this issue. I said, Allah says in the Quran, we may use a lot however Sula, hufa codfather fosun, our Lima whoever obeys Allah and obeys His Messenger, whoever follows his messenger who has
But emulators, messenger, whatever follows in the footsteps of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam whoever loves the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam, then that person shall attain prosperity and success. And this is what I meant. That's a success and prosperity here means the mind prosperity, that if you obey one is messenger, you will have some peace in your heart will have tranquility in your heart will have contentment in your heart. You will have some rule internal peace. This is what you'll have. You might not have 2 billion pounds you might not have 100,000 pounds, you might not earn as much as someone else. But what you will have is internal richness. You will have internal
richness wealth of the knifes This is why the Heidi says Lisa Latina and currently out of work in novena in enough's.
Real richness is not richness in quantity of wealth.
Real richness is Alina enough so you you are reaching your soul you're reaching your heart. And that's what people are missing today and the missing the point. Because nowadays, the
you know how success and prosperity is measured is completely messed up. That's what's happening. Because people have got their priorities wrong. They've misunderstood. Everything is about numbers these these days. It's all about quantity, external quantity.
success means I've got this many followers on Facebook, on Twitter, this many fans on Facebook, this many, it's like it's crazy. What's that going to do to you? Like, that's got nothing to do with success. So the porosity Allah MANOVA Hello, Mr. Hayat Antonia apart, we look at very superficial, we're looking at a parent.
And we restrict I'm not saying these things are not important. They are important, of course, to an extent, earning a livelihood and all of these things. But that's not prosperity, and sorry, prosperity and happiness. And success is not restricted to that. That's my point. So anyway,
knowing him is to love him loving this to follow. So number three, I said, Everyone knows that we have to follow the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
But to follow Him is not easy. It's not.
It's not easy to follow anyone. We are stubborn beings as it is anyway, human beings, we are stubborn. We all like to just do what we want to do. We have these character traits that we don't want to listen to anybody else. We want to make our own decisions. The most difficult thing for a human is to follow someone else and obey someone else.
You know, that's one of the most difficult things for human beings to do.
This is why nobody wants to listen to the parents, children, don't listen to the parents and nobody wants to listen to anyone.
Nobody wants to take the opinion of other people, especially in this these times we're living in where everybody is self opinionated, everyone's stubborn. What makes sense to me, makes sense to the world. What makes sense to me is correct, regardless of the whole world, where they say whatever makes sense, what I understand that this is correct. And that's it, this is normally correct. Nothing else is correct. So
for us, because religion is all about a Buddha, religion is all about slave hood. This is what faith and religion is. Religion makes you humble, supposed to make you humble. Religion is basically
making a person such that being from being self opinionated, from being a person of
stubbornness from being somebody who's selfish, who only thinks about him or herself and just does what he or she thinks and wants to do. To someone who says no, actually, I depend on someone else. That's what religion is. You become an ardent slave of Allah and Allah. Islam means submission. So Islam means that you stop becoming self obsessed, self opinionated, stubborn, and you stop doing what you want to do. And do what Allah wants you to do. This is what religion is. There's lots of things we want to do, we might want to steal. You might want to commit Zina, you might want to beg beg, you might want to do this. A lot of things. This feels good. I'll drink over a beer, whiskey,
drink alcohol do this and do that same swear at someone kill someone be jealous, you know, hate someone. I want to do these things. And this is why when someone doesn't practice religion, or we call it love, love applies. You just don't care about a law. You just do what you want to do, basically, that's heedlessness hafla. Like you just live a life of whatever your desires, whatever you feel like doing, you do it that's called disobedience to God and obedience to God is you do that
Which you don't feel like doing because I've got, I want to do this. Now I can't do this because I am a slave of my garden, Allah, I am a slave, I submit to Allah. So at every point of my life, I am not someone who makes his or her own decisions. I see what God tells me. I am dependent on Allah and His Messenger sallallahu sallam. So this is what Islam means. That's the meaning of Islam submission.
following him, so following the messenger, sallAllahu, or you send them emulating him,
obeying Him. That's a requirement in Sharia. So I was saying that it's very difficult for a human being to follow someone else.
If someone tells us that, you know what, this is a person, obey this person.
Normally people to use Okay, why should I obey Him? Does he pay me wages? Yeah, normally, I'd be good at Sun. So the only two times when someone will submit in Arabic is the same in San habito. As a human being becomes an Abbot, see, you become an avid same word of someone who does favors on you. There's only two ways. There's only two ways when people are going to submit to another, or listen to someone or based on one, or be submissive towards someone, there's only two reasons. One is worldly. When someone does favors on you, you know, you've got a person who's always giving you money every month, and whatever, you know, you try to suck up to them, you'll do things you try to
make them happy, you'll do you'll go and do things for them. Because you know that every month 500 pounds are coming. Some rich person is giving you a lot of gifts. So you you'll do a lot of things what they want to do, or you will do it for your employer, because they're paying you anyone doing something giving you something in return,
you will submit to them and follow them and obey them. And the other reason is you obey again, even in the other reason is also because of Exxon, but the other budimir is to God because God gave you life.
Every nerima that we have, we're breathing, we're drinking water, we're living everything around us is a gift from Allah subhanaw taala we are slaves of Allah. So there's only two reasons why someone would listen to someone else. Either because there's some favors being done, or because you think this person is my Lord. And this being is my Lord and Allah and you know, am submitted to my God.
So, it is very difficult normally for human beings. So if some random person if I tell you that, you know, this is brother here, whatever he says, to just follow, you'll say why is it giving me wages? Is he giving me gifts? Like why do I have to follow him for like, Who is he? Why do I have to follow him? He's not my God. He's not my messenger. So there's no reason why you would follow. You might say, Okay, I'll see if there's something good I like about that person, then I'll obey Him and I'll follow His ways. Something I don't like then I won't.
We have been told to emulate the Messenger of Allah sallallahu olusola. Follow his Sunnah in every aspect of life, everything that he does, about Canada country, Rasulullah, Hassan, Hassan, for you in the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam is a perfect role model and example.
We have been told to emulate Him and follow Him. Now the question is, why would we do that?
Impossible. We are not prepared to obey and follow anyone. Here we are being told to emulate and follow and obey. Somebody called Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we don't even see him now. At least this person you're saying to me that you know I'm telling you follow this brother here or listen to him or whatever he says. At least you can see him and you can see okay, this guy bit sound looks okay talks. Okay, guys seems to be balanced guy. Maybe I'll follow him. This is someone that you can't even see. You might dream of him, but you can't see him in real life. You're not interacting with that person. The Sahaba of the Allahu anhu they were told, oh Sahaba nobody's gonna
configure Sunil he was certain Hashanah. Oh companions for you in this messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a practical example.
But who who? Follow him follow him. for them. It was easy, because for them it's like in real life. Okay, Allah Who are you telling us to follow and obey and emulate
Mohammed Salah lava listener? Oh, Who is there? Okay. Let's see. When he wakes up, what is he doing? How does he sleep? How is he buying? How is he selling is going to the market. Whoa.
This is an amazing Assad economy. So truthful, so trustworthy. Look at the way he is buying. Look at the way he's selling. Look how gentle his Look how he's treating small children. Look how he is with other people. How is entering the masjid? Look how he's talking to somebody else when they come with a problem. How does the exhibition
look I was eating. Oh, that's an amazing way of eating. Oh, we're going to eat like that. So how about how did easy because they saw him every day
in San Juan to see they saw him every day. This is rapid Canada configure a pseudo lie. hustler for Sahaba meant something else. For us, it means something of champagne to explain. But for them, it was a practical, visible, day to day role model. Oh, companions, he is the role model every day, spend time with him. Go to the mosque with him, go to his house, go in the market with him. Talk to him, eat with him, sit with him.
Interact with him, converse with him, communicate with him, give him a gift. Take a gift from him. Ask him how to take a gift and how to give a gift. Talk to him about siblings and wives and parents and children and ask him about everything he is for you.
We have been told to obey this messenger sallallahu Sallam
okay. We have been told to obey this messenger Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.
But he does not exist physically amongst us. We don't see him in the morning. We don't see him in the evening. We don't see him in the masjid. We don't see him in the market.
Okay, but we've been told him to follow Him and OBEY Him and emulate him. So it's even more difficult for us to understand what I'm trying to say there's two issues. What number one we already stubborn as it is, and are ready to follow anyone. And then if we say okay, it's a messenger. He's not even we can't even see him.
Now, this third,
follow up following him. This, this injunction Allah is telling us that obey Him and follow Him and emulate him. Because very, very difficult.
Because very difficult because we don't see the person number one and number two, we don't we're not ready to prepare, we are not prepared to follow and obey somebody else. Why would Why would we?
So it's a problem, isn't it? Therefore,
in order for us to be able to follow Him, in order for us to be able to follow Him, we need something before that. And that is what will make us follow and obey and emulate a laws messenger sallallahu taala it was said, and what is that?
loving him. Now, this is what we talk we're talking about this seminar is what is it loving the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. I was actually going to talk about this part in the last half an hour and then you know, it's okay. It's the other way around now. This is the way how it's
So we need this loving pot first. Why? Because even in today's world, I said we're already stubborn. We don't want to follow anyone. Because we're human beings. And, you know, we don't normally follow. But I said, though you do follow someone that could have we could have added another reason that because we said we only follow someone because if someone's doing us favors, or another reason is when we love someone.
Why do we love that person, whatever reason, someone's in love with a girl some guys love with the girl, right?
We'll try to copy and imitate that girl and just try to make her happy and just do whatever she wants. And we'll do that. Let's not say a guy with a goal husband wife had our relationship.
He must have all heard of this
famous two people, much known and later
in our history, much known.
This much known his name was not much known by the way a lot of people think his name was much no image no literally just linguistically basically means insane, crazy mad for the love of Laila. Laila wasn't also her name.
It's like Romeo and Juliet. So any two lovebirds
who become like, into the you know, who start loving one another. They just call much sooner or later. Majnoon is anyone who goes crazy and mad. You could be the Merge node of the dounia you
Could be much known of a woman you could be actually Laila then starting becoming used for anything that people obsess over. So it's not really a woman doesn't have to always be a woman, later could be the dunya. So they say the dunya is the Laila for somebody. If someone's obsession is the wealth money dounia then that person's Laila is the dunya. So Layla is referred to any one or anything or any item of the world that people pray for and is obsessed over.
So this person was nude. His name was Mr. Okay, sexually. He was madly, madly, madly in love with a woman. And then she was called Leila. And he would just go and circulate her house and
do anything for her. He used to go and even kiss the building.
Or the house that she was residing in.
Somebody asked him why do you do that? Why are you kissing the bricks and the stones? He said, A Maru. Maru Allah dare dare Layla caboodle juddery. Whether Judah, Mr. Chabot, Dr. Shaka Nickleby. Well, I can have both. Can it be our
I pass by
the walls of the house of Lena.
And I kissed this stone and I kissed that stone. I kissed this brick and I kissed that brick woke up bewilder, Judah, whether Judah Wanaka Dr. Shiva Nickleby.
The love of these bricks and these walls have not overtaken my heart.
I'm not in love, with the building with the bricks were lacking hope woman second idea, rather, I am in love with the person who dwells inside of this building. So what happened to this mushroom guy, he even started loving the house, the dwelling place of later.
I was saying, loving someone. So if you love someone, you will do anything for them, you will obey them nobody has to tell you to follow.
Nobody has to tell you to follow. So therefore, I was saying that we have all been commanded to
obey Allah messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam but as human beings is difficult because number one our nature number two we don't see him within us day to day life. So the only way that's going to make us follow Him and follow the Sunnah and follow His ways and have love for and and emulate Him and OBEY Him is that we have this extreme deep love for Allah messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Once we have this love, then we will not require anyone to even tell us that you know what you need to follow the Sunnah. We will not require anyone to tell us that you need to obey the messenger of Allah sallallahu said, we all need a talk encouraging us to follow the sun now, we all need a Juma What about your mom to tell us that you know what? It's important to bring Sunday in your life the way you eat, the way you eat, drink, sleep, bow, hope everything you do, do it in accordance with the way of Allah's Messenger sallallahu Sallam because you already love that person. Nobody. You don't you don't need anyone to tell you. So loving him will automatically make you follow him.
loving him will automatically make you obey Him. loving him entails emulating the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam and this is why in Sharia loving the messenger sallallahu alayhi Salaam in itself is a separate obligation following him is an obligation but loving him in itself is a separate obligation.
Following him is an obligation but loving him is also for the end. The Quran tells us that to love the messengers on the long side of his brain is personally obligatory upon every human being to love the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
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you know, loving the messenger sallallahu Sallam is part of the aim. Just like we have to pray Our five time prayers. We have to love the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, just like we have to pay zakat, just like we have to fast just like we have to perform Hajj. We also have to love
Have this love in the heart more than anything and everything that he says Now you may know how to come, have a cooler Have you lay he may already already well nursing edge Marine, you cannot be a complete believer, you shall not be a complete believer until you do not until I do not become more beloved to you
than your own parents, your own children and whole of humanity at large.
Now, the question is just like we had a question here.
can't follow Him, because I don't see him. And number one, I'm a human being and I'm stubborn, so I can't really follow and
so we need love,
then we automatically would follow. Question is, how do I love him then?
Because loving him is important for us to be able to follow him. So the question is, how am I going to love him? Again, the same question arises.
The same example. I said to the person, follow this brother here, and you want to love him. Now if you see this brother
Well, this human being in front of you, you see him Wow, this is an amazing human being occur, how gentle how kind, considerate how generous is so nice to me so nice to everybody knows this is an immaculate amazing human being. Yeah, I think I actually quite like this person, Mashallah amazing qualities, I'm going to follow, I'm going to live a life like this person's life.
It's easy to love someone, or to have a like likeness for someone. If that person is in your midst, again, the Sahaba companion had it easy. They loved a lot of your lover and who said O Messenger of Allah, I love you more than anything and everyone except myself and then the messenger sallallahu Ellison said no, you have to love me more than even yourself. And then afterwards he said, O Messenger of Allah, I love you more than even myself and then I send you some love I use an immense and earn Yama one of the meanings of that is now you've become a complete believer. So the Sahaba they saw him Why wouldn't they love This is why you see saw them in the battles and everywhere,
anything anything would come, they would never compromise their absolute crazy love, insane love for the messenger sort of love money.
No, in history, there is no example like the example of a people a group who are absolutely devoted A to Zed like crazy devoted.
Even non Muslims have said this that you don't find examples of such
intense devotion, such such deep following and emulation and devotion and submission and love and like likeness. And you know this connection with the reader or the ruler like the Sahaba had for the messengers.
can find examples I know why.
Because this is working everyday day to day life.
The Companions mentioned in the books of Sierra, whoever saw him, I have a BA who fell in love with him menorah who I have been.
You had no choice but to fall in love with him. Because they saw the qualities
that this person this messenger of Allah, the way he is, is just so unique. He's a human but he has super human qualities.
hammered and by sharonville a second Basha. The poet says he's a human but he's not like other humans. So he's a human being by nature of a superhuman, his qualities are superhuman.
He's still a human being, but some of the things are like to be exactly like him. It's not possible we try to emulate him but it's not possible. Like some things like for example we find in the Sierra and has been managed blah, blah, blah. And he says that hadn't to and Maria sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Ashura, Sydney. I served the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for 10 years. From our already, Phil Pato in 10 years, never did he say a word of contempt to me. We hear this heavy It's okay. hamdulillah great, amazing. Just imagine someone working for you. You've got a person who you've employed working for you for 10 years. Every day they're working for you.
outside the office and in the office, they're working for you. They're bringing food for you and they're doing this for you and right for you are going to the market for you. In 10 years. You are human
You would not be a human, if you just slightly showed a bit of you know,
should have done this. It's normal, just part of being a human.
And he said, Never did he say to me for something I was supposed to do, why didn't you do it? And nothing? Never did he say to me for something, I wasn't supposed to do it, why did you do it? And I must have made those mistakes, but never did he say it.
This is only the domain of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, only he could do that.
So this was only the domain of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
So the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu. They
had intense love for him. And because of the intense love, I will send this number to the following, and the obedience was intense as well.
This is why I said there's a connection. The more you love him, the more you will follow.
They followed him to the letter like in an intense way. There's examples where once the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was giving a horrible
sermon in the masjid. And there were people who were standing up the door, the back in the masjid. So he was trying to tell them that, you know, don't stand around, sit down, everybody should sit down, basically. So during this hood wall, he said,
What if you're standing, take your seat, sit down, everyone should sit down. Don't just stand around Everyone sit down.
So there wasn't one companion who was coming to the masjid walking and he was just outside the masjid.
He hadn't entered the mosque yet.
And once he was just outside the mosque and he was walking towards was on the street on the road. He heard the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi. Salaam, his voice, he heard him saying in the masjid, in the sermon, he said, him saying, everyone Sit down, please.
As soon as he heard on the middle of the road, sudden,
you might think this is crazy, but he's not using his brains.
But that was in that particular case, of course, right now, if someone said this, we wouldn't do that. Like he's not trying to tell me like, let me go and find out. Do you mean sit down? Even if you're working with someone? Is it hazard, you know, cause coming Of course, you know, some people might think, oh, that means you just even if there's a call coming, you just sit down and let the call come and get an accident and give your life away. It's time is a practical religion. But we have to understand each issue in its proper context, like we balance this was the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi. Salam number one, number two, we can't understand the love the intense love.
Because they used to see him day to day and then probably he saw that this road, even this road, there's no you know, car coming or something. Somebody's waiting, these kind of things. Oh, I did anything like how can you see in the middle of the road? Like, okay, you're living 400 years later? If you were there, and there you saw it, then you made that judgment. And that's another case. So the message is sort of law. Harrison afterwards told him said, Why did you sit down on the road like I wasn't telling you to sit on the road? Look at his response.
He said, O Messenger of Allah.
I, whatever you meant, and maybe you are trying to tell the people in the nursery that sit down, but when my ears I forgot what his name was, which companion was, but when the ears of you know this person, he's talking about himself when when I these ears of mine, heard the Messenger of Allah sallallahu, Addison's, sound and voice and command sit down, then it was virtually impossible for me to move even one centimeter, one feet forward. I can't I hear him sit down. And then I will find out whether he wants me to actually come into the machine or not. This is how the companions followed the messenger sallallahu.
Why did they follow you in this way? Because the love was intense. They loved him a lot. And why did they love him so much? It was because they saw him they interacted with him.
So the question for us is that we have to love Him to be able to follow him. But we can't see him the Sahaba or their loved one whom the companions
they were fortunate and had an advantage in that, in this regard, that they saw the messenger sallallahu Sallam every day in their life. So it was easy for them to love.
How can we love Him we are being told in the Quran, in the Hadith, in the Sunnah to have love for the messenger sallallahu sallam, but this is someone that we've not seen. We've not met with no interaction
When we've not certainly is gathering, we don't see that person.
were telling us to love someone that lived the world 14 140 years ago, and we don't see him.
We don't interact with him. How is it possible to love him?
So the answer to that is that yes,
if we want this loving stage, then there's a stage before that.
There's another stage.
And that stage is knowing him.
And this is why is knowing him is to love him, loving him, is to follow Him, knowing him, of course, we can't know him, or recognize him, or learn or identify him, as the companions did. So the companions did have an advantage. And therefore maybe like, you know, who knows, you know, how his struggle is greater than the companions. And I think there's a hadith as well, that's mentioned that people will come after they'll be more rewarded. And that doesn't mean we're better than the companions, companions and companions all the time, of course. But
if you can't beat them, join them. You can't be like the Sahaba what's the next best thing? Because they
had it easy. They were able to love the messengers of Allah one incident because they saw him, they met him, the interaction with him. We don't live in that time. We are not living in you know, first century, Medina and munawwara. We're living in 2019. In United Kingdom or America, wherever you are, we're living somewhere else by living 14 140 years after the messenger Salallahu alaihe salam. So how can we love him? Answer is that we have to know Him and we have to recognize him and we have to learn about him. And this is why it is so important
to learn the Sunnah, the Sierra the biography of the messenger, so
the only way we can love him is to recognize him. If you learn about him, then you will automatically the companions fell in love with him because they learned about him. They saw him, we can't see him. So we have to learn about him from the books from the courses. We have to read the books on Sierra, we have to learn the books of Sierra we have to study in detail, the biography of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam every single day of her life. Some of the scholars say just like we recite the Quran every day in our life that's to build our love and connection with a loss of Hannah with that with that's another topic as well because a lot as well we don't see him
because we have to love a law and we have to love the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam we can't physically see Allah subhanaw taala with our these eyes of this life in the alpha inshallah we will, but in these in this world with these eyes to recover absorb. We can't see them, but we have to love him. So that's a topic on its own. That How do you love a lot and loving a lot is by building a connection with him. How do you build a connection with him thinking about all his boundaries and gifts and all the things that lead you to a lot and it's a topic on its own.
So with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
by learning about him by reading his characteristics by studying his life. in detail, I was saying that some of the scholars say that just like it is important for a person to read the Quran.
reading the Quran daily in your life,
makes you have a connection with Allah. One of the reasons how you build love for Allah. One of the reasons how you build a connection and relationship with Allah subhanaw taala reading the Quran. And if you read the Syrah
and Hadith and Sira the biography of the messenger sallallahu sallam, then that makes you have a connection, a relationship with Allah as messengers of Allah when you send them makes you love the message.
Therefore, it's just I think we should make it a habit of ours that every single day of our life we should read the book of Allah Quran recitation of the Quran, and we should read and study the Sierra, this is.
This is in addition to studying his zero as a course but then after that throughout our life, even if it's repetition, differently from books just read every single day, maybe as a family, read the seer of the messenger sallallahu sallam, every day we read the Quran and read the Sierra, we will have love for Allah and love for the messenger Salallahu alaihe salam, when you have love for both of them, we will obey and follow them.
So the first knowing him is to love him or you can say no
him leads to loving him and loving him leads to following him. Or you can say knowing him results in loving him, loving him results in following him.
It's easy to love someone, when you know that person, you know, there's an incident I just remembered, mentioned.
Those a person who sent His Son to study somewhere far
from India or from the subcontinent somewhere.
His son was younger teenager, he sent him to some western country to a big university to go and study. So the child, the son left, studied there for good 1015 years, etc, after about 15 years, got his degree and his PhD and postgraduate degree, whatever, wherever. And he qualified as a doctor or a lawyer or whatever, something.
And then he started working there as well for a bit and started his work and his profession and his career. And he's got now a lot of
connections and acquaintances, and he has all these relationships and links, business links with people in his profession, and he's become a very important person. After a good 1520 years,
he made plans to go back to his hometown, his village, back somewhere in Pakistan, India or wherever, to go and visit his family and his old father, he told me to go and visit. So he went, and when he went there, now, he's an important person. So even in his hometown, there's people who is his part of a massive, you know, corporations of his people who work for that same industry or the company, even in his home country. So they also knew that his coming from London or wherever. So, at the airport, a lot of different people came to
receive Him and meet him and greet him.
Some people from the company and some important figure figures and personalities of people came to see
and in amongst those people, his own father from the village, okay. So when he came out of the airport and from the terminal and came out
from the arrivals to so many people came to greet him, and he recognized some people and meeting us. Hello, Mister, sir. This is I'm this and I'm this and I work for this company on this, okay? And is meeting everybody. And his own father who's a villager looks like simple guy. And he was just like, the wearing simple clothes, was trying to see his son and he didn't know he was his father. So he just, he just completely blanked him and avoided him. And I didn't give him attention. Just old man, wait a minute, you just need to meet this person.
Somebody then just suddenly told him,
Mister, that's your father, actually. So that's my father. He left everybody and he know embraced him and he made him and then kissed his forehead and held him and then kept his father next. A few minutes ago. He was saying, you know, old man can you just can just move I just want to meet somebody. And the moment someone told him that that's your father, he left everybody and he went to matches one reason being was until he didn't know recognized that was his father was just known man. The moment he recognized and he knew that that was his father gave him all the attention and started loving him. So knowing someone results in attention and love recognizing someone, and this is what
the Quran says. Amina Mia sorry for those who love him. Don't they recognize their messenger the Quran tells us that recognize the messenger.
Know the messenger, what Allah mu and fukumura it's really important for you to recognize the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Therefore, the first obligation, let alone the third obligation the first obligation is a rough, it is recognizing the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. To identify him to recognize him to know him to learn about him. To know his learn about his qualities his character traits know about his virtues. rote learn about all the amazing character traits he had the way he spoke the way he is. He ate his alarm, his amazing character traits or his
perfect command and his perfect
character traits. It's important to learn about them and once you learn about them, then you will
surely fall in love with the messengers that are not by your center. I once asked a brother in America I think this was in Chicago many many years ago.
I remember I think it was in Chicago
that somebody became a Muslim.
No, actually an Imam in Chicago. He was an Egyptian, a mom and one of the mosques. I was having a discussion with him. And he mentioned this to me, he said that he once met somebody, or somebody from Chicago. Somebody he knew, he asked him, he became a Muslim, that other person so you asked him that why did you become Muslim? What made you accept Islam? What made you embrace Islam?
So the person said, he asked him that, did you become Muslim because you know, someone gave you $1, or somebody gave you a copy of the Quran and you read the Quran, and you studied the Koran, or because you saw the Muslims, etc, etc.
And because you saw some amazing Muslims, and that's why, you know, you thought, wow, I need to become Muslim. Rather, probably nowadays, somebody who's thinking about being a Muslim sees the Muslims, probably stops, you know, the thought and idea of being a Muslim, not everyone, inshallah, we'll try to be positive. But he said, it wasn't because I saw Muslims or someone invited me towards Islam, or gave me that, well, I read the Quran.
I came across once a small booklet about the character of the messenger of the Muslims, the prophet of the Muslims. Somebody maybe just handed that to me. As I was reading, I was like, thinking, wow, this is an amazing human being is this how he was really.
This can't be just some some normal human being. And then he said, that led me to I want you to read more about him and more about him. And then eventually, I just fell in love with this person. And then I fell in love with the religion that he came with. And that's how the Sahaba became Muslims, the Sahaba of the Aloha and why do they embrace Islam? Omar radi Allahu Allah, who, you know, he's going to kill his, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then he's going this way. And then he's seeing his sister and his brother in law, all these people, like suddenly they left everything. Why did they accept Islam because they fell in love with the person who brought Islam. That's what
they made him then become Muslims. It wasn't that they had a connection with the law and like, you know, they felt and they studied and, you know, they, you know, looked at all the pros and pros and cons and they looked at all the theological, you know, denial on the existence of God. Maybe that was secondary, you know, they thought, okay, the sun and if the God exists, because who, you know, they suddenly had this whole, you know, sophisticated theological discussion about the philosophy of everything and the creation of the stars, and it's an okay, God exists. No, they just fell in love with this person, who is a super human being who is a human being, but he has and possesses
superhuman qualities. And I just made them just fall in love with him. And because of him, he embraced Islam.
So the way to embrace Islam and the way to be practicing Muslims, is to fall in love with this person, but you can only fall in love with this person if you know about him. And this is why it is so important. I personally feel probably the most important alongside studying the Quran recitation of the Quran. The most important thing for a person's Eman for a person's Islam is to study the soothsayer and the Sunnah.
And this last part of this discussion in the next 1520 minutes.
It's important not just for your Islam and your email and your faith, but also like I was talking about, for success and salvation, for success and for prosperity in this life as well. And this was the part of the talk that
how loving the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam could lead to achieve contentment, tranquility and success in this world in the Hereafter, in the hereafter. 100 others. We don't need to explain that. There's success in the Hereafter, but even success in this life, and tranquility, and peace.
So, even that's a benefit.
Why? Because once we have these three things, not just loving the messenger sallallahu sallam, but all three things they come they come in a package, knowing him and loving Him and
follow Him just listening, knowing him, loving him, and following him comes in a package. This, all of this as a package. The Quran said, God fuzzer, bosun alima like I mentioned in the beginning and I just touched upon it and I said that will later elaborate more on it. Not just that is good for the next life and is good for our human and our Islam and
connection with the law and all of that, that's there without a doubt. But it's also good for success in this life. But like I was saying, success in this life is not what we consider a success. Looking at the external, it's to do with the mind the in the internal peace, tranquility.
When we start having this whole package of following the loving and knowing, remember, we need the whole package. So not just loving, because someone who loves and doesn't follow is actually not loving. Because when we say the whole package, each part of this package, each component is connected to the other, you can't separate. You can't say I follow the non love. If you follow you love him. And you can't say I love him, but you don't follow because if you don't follow, you don't actually love him.
And you can't really love him without knowing him because you just don't know why you love him. So it comes as a package. So this whole package of knowing, loving following this whole package in itself. This whole package will give this success in this life, but spiritual success in this life. How will they give you success in this life? Is because once you've got this package, and remember this package includes
following you. This is why somebody came to me this is why I'm saying this is because we're saying here, how loving the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we need you to achieve contentment. But if you say you've got love, but not following there is not going to give you contentment. That's why I said
loving the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam will give you peace and tranquility. But if it comes as a package, the package of love contentment, sorry, the package of no love, follow,
not just love on its own because loving on its own is not love. You can't even say you're loving him because we don't follow him. It's not law. It's something else or you're deluded. If someone says I love him, but I don't follow Him, then it's actually a delusion. You think you're loving him but you don't love him. So we can say that the real love which actually includes following him, give success gives tranquility, give peace. Why? Because that love entails following once you follow and you emulate the messengers of Allah and Islam, once we emulate the messenger sallallahu alayhi salam we follow in his footsteps and we follow his Sunnah his ways, everything he did from beginning to end,
then without a doubt, you will have a life full of peace of tranquility, of internal internal happiness, because you will look at the teachings of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam you will implement you those teachings in your life. You will inwardly embrace the ways the practices the methods, the Sunnah of the messenger sallallahu sallam, when we say the Sunnah of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. It's not just the Sunnah of prayer, how he performed Salah. It also means and includes the Sunnah of eating the sun, now drinking the son of conversing the son of talking, interacting, the son of dealing with your children, the son of dealing with your parents,
the son of dealing with your spouse, you know, someone's married, but they're having marriage problems, and a lot of people are married problems and sometimes small problems are part of marriage. But then internally, how can you be at peace in your marriage? You can only be at peace in your marriage. If you make your marriage in accordance with no love follow the messenger. Nowadays, people they married but they're not they're not happy in their marriages, why they're unhappy in their marriages. Why don't they feel this peace and tranquility in their marriage because they don't have that package of no love, follow
in their marriage, their marriage has to be built on no love and follow
the actual marriage itself before marriage engagement has to be based on no love follow the period between engagement and marriage itself has to be based on that you start off on the right foot, you then you got the marriage has to be conducted based on no love, follow and ultimately follow is it in accordance with the Sunnah? Are you conducting and carrying out your marriage based on the way of the messengers and allow reason? After marriage? Are you living like a husband should live? Have you studied the Sierra if you look at the seer of the messiness of the law, what do you say? How did he deal with his wives in marriage? Is the man dealing with his wife like that? Is the wife dealing
with her husband in a way taught by the messenger salallahu alayhi salam, if you do then you will have that peace and tranquility, buying and selling as well see, how did he buy? How did you take a loan? Actually, he very rarely took a loan
Taking a loan, he actually warned against taking a loan, the messenger Salallahu alaihe salam is famous there is actually a loan mainly out to becoming 100 a day all I seek protection from being overcome by debts and loans. And this is why it's actually not recommended in Sharia. It's permissible, it's helpful. But if you don't need a loan, a debt free life is a stress free life. That's another thing as well, it's my thing. I've treated this once before a debt free a debt free life is a stress free life, how many people are stressed, why because this world is such that they've overcome with loans, you've got 75 million credit cards in your wallet. And every credit
card is this credit card and that credit card loan there that longer and car loan there and how long they're in the mortgage there and a 200 pounds bar borrowed from that person. And it's just like, you just, you don't have the peace. If you read the Syrah, or you loved the messenger, Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and you follow his way.
He says, You know what, I don't take loans unless it's absolutely necessary to live a life, which is debt free life, then you will have that peace. Also, you look at his teachings, which is that
achieving tranquility is
looking at people below you not looking at people above you, but looking at below you in life. The messenger sallallahu alayhi Salaam his way was that Ooo, lm and who have overcome.
What's a Latin guru, sorry, Latin Guru lmnop Ah, sorry, Guru lm and was philomene Kumar, Latin guru lm. And
in worldly matters, look at the people above the story. Look at the people below you.
If you earn 10,000 pounds, think about look at and consider the people who are poor, who earn 1000 pounds, people who are very less in life. People who just about make ends meet, stop complaining, you know, we are ungrateful beings, you know, what happens is that we are always complaining because we always look at things we don't have. And we forget that we've got two eyes to see. Imagine, you know, close your eyes and think, you know, if I imagine if I was blind,
I normally say
personal thing that try spending at least once a week or once a month, 15 minutes without opening your eyes. Just to realize how great
the eyesight is. Breathing is such a great name. I'm not recommending spending 15 minutes without breathing. But
you know, okay, I'm going to spend 15 minutes without breathing. Just carry on breathing. But just imagine, like, try doing that I've tried it. I think I need to do it more like every week at least. Just try to do your normal day to day activities. 15 minutes, I'm going to close my eyes. I want to try to do one lecture like that, you know, one's just I can't see the audience. You know, I'm giving a talk. There was some shoe who made some gravy a month in the past we taught it without ice.
There was one scholar passed away from Paxton used to give lectures and he was completely blind and one hour talk is to get
just imagine great nerima thinking about this narrative of a loss of handle Diana, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us look at people who are less fortunate. You are human beings, you're ungrateful. We think about oh, I don't have this and I've got a look at my earnings. Look at this person. Look at that person. No. Look at people below you that people, orphans, poor people, people in hospital, people who have one hand, one foot, one leg disabled. There's all sorts of things and even if you have a disability, you still have you know, you've got an ear you've got a hand you've got so many different things. So, the messenger sallallahu Sallam said look at people
below You don't look at people above you, this will make you grateful to Allah subhanho data, which will make you have tranquility I will mention one thing here that look
there's two different things here. One is means of happiness and tranquility and actual happiness and tranquility itself. A lot of people confuse the two
means of tranquility and happiness and tranquility and happiness itself
as Babel, Russia and Russia itself.
raha means tranquility. Ababa means means of tranquility. What's the difference? The difference is
that we think
there are certain things that are means that give you happiness, like what money, car, house, job, Korea, friends, good friends, good family members, all these external things. These are means of
Means of convenience means of
success or basically means of being tranquil. I've got a good wage and I've got a big house and I've got a nice car and I've got my degree and I've got everything. Remember, in the world, you will never be satisfied. But anyway, so these are means,
but that's different to actual happiness and tranquility itself.
People have confused the two we think call itself is actual tranquility, the money that's coming in the wages, the earnings, they themselves are tranquility and peace, that the house all these things, which are means of tranquility, we actually consider them to be tranquility, themselves, which is not the case. tranquility is something else, means of tranquility is something else. Sometimes you might have the means of tranquility and tranquility, both. Sometimes you might have the means but not tranquility. And sometimes you might not have the means but you might have the tranquility, how many situations
and the last one for sometimes the worst case scenario, you don't even have the means of tranquility and not even tranquility. How do you sorrel, Aruba?
Can I repeat them again, for situations. Sometimes you have both. So you've got a lot of money, car house, all the means of happiness, tranquility, and allows bless you internally with peace and tranquility. You've got both great hamdulillah.
Sometimes some people they have the second Pali best is they don't have the means of tranquility. But they have tranquility so that they don't have a lot of money and riches and a lot of items of the world. But internally, mentally, they're stable, they're happy, they they feel good within themselves. This is a nebula that only comes from a lot raha into Marina and tranquility only comes from Allah subhanaw taala. It's a NEMA that Allah grants to people who once and only those people get that near law and receive and acquire and obtain the neshamah to actually have that package of no love and follow law gives it to them. So if you've got a lot of money, and you have no love and
follow, then you'd also get that as well. So some people they don't have the wealth and the means of happiness, that they have the tranquility. Third situation is the opposite of the second,
which is quite bad, which a lot of people are involved in, where people have the actual means of happiness. They've got a big career job, income wages cause properties, but they're depressed. There's no peace in their life.
majority of people because they haven't been blessed by a law with this narrow amount of tranquility, because they don't have that no love and follow.
And lastly, the worst case scenario. The worst is a person who doesn't have none of the means of happiness. And neither that person has actual tranquility in their life and your loved protectors. mela grant is maybe the first situation or the second situation.
there's a difference between actual happiness, tranquility, and the means of tranquility. Actual happiness is an earmark and it's a gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala it's suru called raha it's artarmon Allah it's a gift from Allah, it's okay for you to call which it says any situation circumstance of the heart. And that only comes when somebody follows the ways of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
One of the one of the things that is really important, which I would end with of acquiring this achieved achieving this tranquility
or the prophetic applications. Again, study the Sierra and I normally say that it's really important to study this aspect of the Sierra and the Sunnah. And maybe we need to do lots of courses on this. I think every mosque should have a course and maybe you guys are listening. I think you should arrange a course on prophetic supplications the idea that do ours the supplications of laws and messenger sallallahu Sallam which are established from the Sunnah, the authentic doors, because these doors supplications are seriously so relevant, so important.
You might say a course on them. Yes, of course. I know children learn it, but these doors are so deep, they have so much oceans of meanings and that each do our we can talk for half an hour in trying to understand these supplications some of the early scholars said that these do are these
Applications and an area a thorough they themselves are a margin of America of allows messengers in a locker you send them they show an indicate that these are divine words.
Oceans of meanings
you know as soon as you wake up in the morning and hamdulillah hymnody ohana Tana Whaley new shoe.
We learn them when we are children but these applications need to be learned not just the Arabic but the translation and the deeper meanings I can explain this to is taking about half an hour or 20 minutes at least. There's so many so many aspects to understand
there's no time for right now but just sort of understand just one point that we say all praise for Allah who gave us life after death
so firstly you wake up in the morning
before taking your mobile phone and looking what's up
you know all the night messages are this glue that glue firstly nowadays that's what people do. First thing is keep next to the phone as well as on WhatsApp.
Twitter, Facebook, you should just have your phone and put it away downstairs in another to go there.
So in the morning you don't touch your phone First thing first thought of the morning when we wake up maybe the phone maybe work maybe job maybe the office maybe the car or all these worldly thoughts come into our mind straightaway. The way of the messenger sallallahu Sallam was that as soon as you wake up first thing in the morning What do you do?
Wake up. First thing
and hamdulillah would praise for Allah. I love my God.
What did you just do? He gave me life. Am I awake? Let me just check nobody. Yeah, I am. I'm alive. Let me just double check. I'm not dead. Am I? Am I dead? Am I in my grave?
I'm alive. Allah has given me a new fresh date. Yana didyma. Emerton after I had died. At night I was dead. Because sleep is a sister of death. And the Quran cools. Sleep death of love we often enforce hate ammonia will lead to long term fuel for your psychological usage. So we are dead at night to wake up a new day, a brand new day. Look out the window.
You breathe the air handler in LA LA's blessing of air is still here a beautiful sunny day. Even if it's rainy day, beautiful fresh rain, whatever, whether it's a dull day or a rainy day or a sunny day. Bad imagine a wailing oh sure one day I'll be going back to a lava today it was given me a new fresh day. Fresh opportunity to be successful in this life has given me I could have died. I could have woken up like I couldn't have I could have not woken up.
This morning. I had a close shave with death. I was like so I was like, hop dead. But now I've been given given. Okay, today I'm going to spend it in these activities for the sake of Omar, you think all of these thoughts come in the mind? Then you go to the washroom to the bathroom.
And when you do a lot of India although becoming a homeowner, you will have a translation for that as well. But when you come out, I'll just explain this though.
What do you do? As soon as you exit the bathroom? You make a do offer on
forgiveness to a lot. There's a reason why you do that. But there's no time after that you say and handled in the other harbor. I knew otherwise. Again, all praise to Allah who removed
all the filth and dirt and harmful things from my stomach. Now this is a door to understand that you know what if I am you we were not able to go to the toilet in the morning to the washroom to the bathroom and relieve ourselves. We would die would end up in the hospital.
Some people have to have a bag on the sides because it has to leave what's basically happening? We wake up in the morning we don't realize that you know what at night I ate chicken biryani meat, kebabs, burgers, healthy unhealthy junk food and even the bones ate everything gobble everything up. And then all the you know fizzy drinks and whatever everything had a big massive meal, no problem. Everything is ate and went to sleep. Seven hours
of lost interest. No worries, my slave myself. You
Have a relaxed sleep, you just sleep.
Don't worry, you've got a nice pillow. And you've got a nice bed, and you can sleep
six hours, seven hours, eight hours, whatever hours you want to sleep, have a nice comfortable sleep. But you don't know, while you are sleeping.
This people in your stomach working there's a loss machine is working in your stomach.
The machine does a whole light shift. Night Shift is taking place like proper
machine machines are at work. There's proper work taking place in a big massive like a factory.
But the point here is that, that Allah is so kind to us that this whole massive machine is working, but not disturbing us. We won't disturb you, you just need let them do. Allah says you know what I won't like disturb you You carry on sleeping will work we'll carry on taking place in your stomach. So we won't disturb you. And this work is important for you. Because all that food that you've eaten, protein is being derived from that food for your body, blood is being derived, healthy elements are being derived and you know different parts and all the different functions are taking place from all that food and the impure or the harmful effects. That's all being sifted and being
stored in is just going one corner. So in the morning when you go just go and remove that. So that's gone from your body. So that work is really important. You will either work you will die so that work is important. But then if that works takes place and there's so much noise and sound then you're not going to sleep so let's say that you know what, don't worry, you kind of sleeping you just rest we won't disturb you but we will carry out the work. We just ask you one thing because we can
only fight you That's it. We won't disturb you have your six hours. Just wake up and offer your pleasure Salah. I will do all the work for that night so that in the morning, it's ready to go into the toilet and just flush it down to God.
That's the only thing you have to do. That is the meaning of Alhamdulillah Higgledy Hubba Anil otherwise,
I've just given two hours as examples and like the summary of this 30 4050 prophetic supplications each one of them has deep meanings. This is from the Syrah from the Sunnah. And there should be a dedicated course with translations and the meanings of every single day of the messenger sort of love when you when you live a life where you are reciting this two hours you wake up in the morning when you're entering the washroom you recite the two hour with the meetings, you exit the toilet with the with the understanding you sit in the car or in the plane transportation you received the two hour with the meaning you know you eat you read the hour before eating after eating. Your Salah
is with thought with mind with crucial with devotion your thought your brain is always there. You are mentally spiritually connected with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam, then you will have peace, you will have tranquility and you will have contentment and you will have happiness in your life inshallah May Allah grant us all of this because I can
see the so many cetyl books, it's difficult to recommend one all of them are written in from different different angles. This one
you know the one by Chef moulana Idris Candela, we write a lot. He was a scholar from subcontinent but it's translated into English in three volumes. One is called
sera Mustafa Englishman got enough.
Silicon stock I know I don't have
to lose any religion. This is if you read Arabic.
What's good, most of us there.
This one if you see his quote, say you do know Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
They probably seen it was really like a camera.
Okay, our Master Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam
written by somebody called chef de la Serra de la Himalayan was a scholar from headup sirios passed away. But it's been translated into English called our master Mohammed I think two volumes somebody called Holly Williams, I think translated it to a very, very good book. It's not just theory. It's more like characteristics and Chanel and UCLA and the ways of the messengers of Allah Islam. It really makes you love the messengers of Allah. Allah Imam tell me the Shema illa mohammedia is very good. Some other books in terms of CLR in Arabic, we have seen of him a sham, which is probably translation to English. I'd like to call him out to the seal next, also in English, which is good.
What else is there I have done that.
You know, the second there's my variable, the dounia that
mahad this what's what's what else is there?
There's some Arabic ones that I have I don't have too many English ones with the old Arabic ones that I have.
Okay, but yeah, so you can there's quite a few ones you can really show about
a bond with a stone in that section
is wearing a Jew bossa nova Was it a culture of the people at the time? No, wait a second before that. Is it correct to say that Nabi sallallahu alayhi Salaam is alive in his grave?
Look who's asking this Fatima Fatima? This is a superficial? It's a non important question, to be honest, seriously. The problem is that we, you know, all these controversial kind of questions that people like to discuss and argue and debate about, are they taking this far away spiritually from the messenger sallallahu Sallam? Now, that this question, is it correct to say that he is alive in his grave?
The answer of that there's two things. One of one is that what's that going to do to us in terms of like practical life? Number one, it doesn't do anything to us like we are not required to know that from a Sharia point of view as well. It's not in the books of al Qaeda in Mammoth how his opinion how he doesn't say okay, believe in one Allah and believe in the messenger and believe him to be the final prophet and we need him like you have to be alive or not alive, whatever. That's not a point of appeal. But anyway, so we will not be question about that will not be questioned on Europium or you know, a grace won't be like, do you know that he was alive in his grave? No one will be
questioned about Do you recognize the manner that Roger Did you follow him? Did you follow his Sunnah was your whole life based on his teachings, not whether you could believe that he's alive. But if your life is not in accordance with how he was when he was in Medina, then it's of no benefit. So we will not be questioned about it, number one, number two, it isn't practically it isn't practically effective. We have to love him. Regardless, we have to send blessings and Salawat on him. Regardless, we know our deeds are presented to him. Regardless, we have to read sort of wild and rude every day as much as possible. We have to love Him, we have to follow him. Regardless,
whatever, it doesn't affect us. So it isn't, will not be question about that. It doesn't affect us practically. And the third issue is that, even if you believe either way,
there's no way anyone knows the exact details. Majority of our jamatkhana said that you believe generally that he's alive,
not just him, even the Shahada. The Quran says the marches are alive. But don't
you think they are dead? You don't even realize but they are alive. So the prophets are alive.
But that's the only thing we're required to believe. alive. Nobody ever has gone into the details. And nobody in this world knows the details. Does he mean that he's sleeping? Does he have a pillow? The is he breathing? Is he waking up in the middle of the night and having some coffee? Is he having tea? Is he having bananas? Is he having biryani? Does? He probably likes Asian food? Right? Is he? What is he eating? Now there? Is he offering salad on there? Is it sitting in his grave? And, and you know, looking at everybody, nobody knows. We don't need to know who's alive. End of story. Allah knows the best. We will not be questioned about it. And we don't it doesn't affect us and the story.
And that's the end of the matter.
Okay, not too many questions, because we've gone over time, and I'm going to go actually
is wearing a jabaal. So Nah, not necessarily what's important. The principle of dress is that you have to there's about six, seven principles of dress, that's a topic on its own. You have to wear a dress, which is
loose, which is not tight, which is not like the feminine for a male especially and even female. If you're going outside. It's not stuck like most of these clothing right now. I mean, I know they just make so tight clothes, your outer like your thighs are being exposed. So they're not see through, they're not tight, you don't see the finger of the body, they lose the loose fitting, they're not specific to a particular religious symbol, etc, etc. Then it's all fine and there's no problem then you can wear wherever you want to.
albula so my question
how can we increase the chances of seeing the Prophet Mohammed Salah lesson in dreams, brothers, sister, whoever is asking this. The objective of life is not to see the messengers of Allah listen in your dream. That is that this is another problem that we
sadly, we've completely, you know, we've completely missed the point. You know, in the early times, early scholars, seeing him in a dream was like the side issue as a result as a benefit of living the life
In accordance with his teachings, so somebody said, How can I do? The question would be how can I follow in his footsteps? How can I make my marriage exactly his sooner? How can I buy like him? How can I sell like him? How can I talk to my children like him? How can I take a loan like him? How can I rent a car like and how can I? Even though there were no cars, but how can I rent? How can I hire like you? How do I drive a car? Like it was the message? I'm driving? How do I do every aspect of my life? Like, that was the question as a result why so having a dream is a by the way, I saw your dream, okay. Oh, no problem. That's it, move on. That's the real place of dreams. Nowadays. Some
times it's presented to us. Okay, I'm going to what can I do to see my dream? Should I do this in the morning? That's not the objective of Buddha Buddha, the Buddha had been a dream this way with his eyes. I saw him every day while he was alive, but that dream yet is in the final help. You could see the messenger sallallahu isn't 100 times in life, you could still end up in parallel, nothing you like the person
and somebody could never see him in his dream all his life, but it could be in general for those objective is living a life in accordance with his teachings. Much is seeing the dream to see hamdulillah great, it's like a bit of salt. Lots of a bit of icing on the cake. The cake is living a life according to Sunnah. A bit of icing, maybe singing a dream. If you go for the ice and no cake, then that's my objective. So you know to actually to answer this question how can we increase the chances I think I can answer this in a good way. How can we increase the chances of seeing the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him in our dreams? You know how to increase
live your life ages and in accordance with this will automatically happen. You don't have to do anything else. From the moment you wake up sooner in your life till the moment you sleep. And when I say swindler, not just the way he dresses everything. When you go to someone's wedding, when you give a gift the messenger sallallahu alayhi Salaam used to give a gift with sincerity not for a reason how you talk how you deal how you deal with your relatives Do you fulfill do we fulfill the the hook the rights of our spouses, our children our family members? All of these no fights no disputes we do all of this then inshallah we'll see in our dreams.
To what extent should our love from hammers, and a lot of them be there are some people who take it too extreme. Like we know them as somebody who have extreme love. Like, what was asking this question? It depends what you mean by extreme. You know, like, I'll give you this book. But someone This is extreme. So this is not extreme. Someone This is extreme. So this is not extreme. There's, it's it's a word in the air. Extreme.
Okay, you know, for someone you tell them don't eat too much don't go to extremes length of eating. You know what that person means? He eats
one potato in 24 hours. So if you're eating two potatoes it's extreme when you're extreme eating you having two potatoes.
Because for him, his yardstick is one potato, one bread, you two p two pieces of bread. You extreme in your eating?
Somebody might think five is okay, so six The bread is extreme. It's just in the air. Don't go Don't go into extremes and lovingly from what is extreme.
For someone's like you just about don't swear at him.
Man, if you just say one good thing, or message us and allowed us and it was amazing. That's extreme.
For someone that might be extreme. So this whole thing that what is extreme? I can't answer this question unless someone goes to extreme it's not this word this type of question should not be there what the question should be but is this particular thing permissible to do or not? Is this an innovation?
So if there's something specific that can this be done then we can have a clear answer that this is not right or this is right or this is oh no this is better than an answer Can you
please tell us more about the structure of the course Okay, how detailed will it be the people of the law will tell you inshallah
I am this is off topic question braces, okay, how'd you leave that because I need to go may have watched this live class Okay.
What is the wisdom of the personal medicine not participating in this area? Okay, not actually Jihad Surya because this you can read this in this history. cnipa Look, a person cannot be party's participant in everything. So the major battles he would be would be part of it. But then he's sending different different he can't be like, I'll be in that sorry. And I'll be in that sorry. And that when they're on there, even in today's logical
to it. And the last question is a good question. So what actually seems as localized
for you as a traveler, leave you with that and it's also the event is taking place here as well just happened less than or equal to my abraca