Shukr & Connecting to Allah with the Heart
Channel: Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim
Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen
wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad were either early he was a huge Marine,
biological human who who served in human Deen Allahumma aluminum I in fact, when I when I lived in I was in our original Subhanak Allahumma law
center in the country agreement came about
respected Brothers Sisters Assalamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
a bit louder, Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
I know everybody's hungry Mashallah.
How many minutes left? But an hour for Iftar
hamdulillah it's an honor again
and a privilege to be here
in this country in this city in this areas Cobra and in this Masjid gem Abu Bakr, Siddiq, Radi Allahu Taala and who have been here many times before, for the November programs, which I'm forgetting the title,
pearls of paradise.
Two or three times I've been hamdulillah
once again, great to be here. First time in Ramadan, mubarak. May Allah subhana wa Tada accepts our fasts, our a burdah or tarawih our pm and whatever we do.
The most important thing is acceptance.
Never reward all the five who are reciting the Quran, leading in salata, tarawih, and all the others for listening to the Quran, the words of Allah subhanaw taala.
One really important part of not just Ramadan, but specially in Ramadan.
A very, very important aspect of
our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala.
Which we know about, but I think we don't look at it from an angle that I want to talk about it right now.
A very important aspect of our existence, our relationship, our connection with Allah.
It's the fuel, it's the diesel, it's the petrol, it's the spirit. It's the energy of our daily life, our Islamic life, our spiritual life, our daily life, especially it's increased in Ramadan. And what I'm going to say it's simple you'll say oh, yeah, we know we know about this is something we hear every day. We know it's part of the
wishes do ah.
But we sometimes number one, we haven't really understood what do eyes.
Number two, we sometimes don't know about the etiquettes, the adopt the manners and the way of making dua.
So what do I actually is and how to make dua. What are the conditions for the art to be accepted? And what should we be thinking if dua is not accepted? These are just four things there's so many other chapters
we can talk about there are in about seven to eight hours. Each chapter of the aspect of the hour requires a good hour or two of explanation.
To is basically talking to Allah subhanaw taala calling out to Allah, it's conversation.
It's something we should be doing constantly. And along with dua, there's another aspect which comes hand in hand with dua.
If you look at Surah Al Fatiha.
Surah Fatiha is the essence the summary the whole idea of the book of Allah the Quran, we recite it how many times in a day.
So many times
every Salah, we are reciting Surah Al Fatiha.
Surah Fatiha is the summary the whole Lhasa off
the whole Quran and if you look at Surah Fatiha, there's two things which come out from Surah Fatiha.
Which means the whole summary of the Quran the whole summary the whole Lhasa, the creme, the essence of Allah's book,
two things hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen Rahmani Raheem Medicube Nadine year Knapp Madhu a year kind of starting until they're all of this is to do with sugar. Gratitude.
Sugar of Allah
Al hamdu means sugar we say all Praise to Allah all thanks to Allah What does that mean all thanks to Allah and all praise we translated as all Praise to Allah all thanks but we say all praise Hamed means praising but praising in a way of showing your gratitude on and you
A thankfulness to Allah. This is why a lot of the donors do iron sugar is connected many of the DUA supplications they begin with Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Hillary and Obama didn't really unusual Alhamdulillah Hillary and her Angela funny and hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah. Many donors if you look at most of these prophetic doors, they are either beginning with Robina or they begin with Alhamdulillah because sugar and DHA is together. So this first part of Surah Fatiha and the summary of the Quran is sugar.
I just took five minutes on sugar because I really want to talk something about mentioned a couple of things about your blood sugar is something we should be constantly doing sugar of Allah, constantly.
With, verbally we can say Alhamdulillah but really, it should be in the mind. You know a lot of these things, whether it's due on whether it's still our whether it's sugar, whether it's B whether it's just like far. One is the external outward, verbal aspect of it. That's just the aspect verbally. The real spirit behind all of this has to do with the mind and the heart.
That can only come about if we have focus, and that can only come about if you know the meaning of what you're reading. Even Salah one is the external surah Allah Akbar Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen and my mind is somewhere else. That's just the external aspect of Salah. There is a real aspect of Salah when you're raising your hands, why are you raising your hands?
What are you supposed to think when you raise your hands? When you say Subhana? Allah Houma will be handicapped. What avarcas muka What are Elijah Dukkha Allah Allah lyric, what does it mean? What should you be thinking in your mind and your brain? Otherwise it's a robotic Salah it's a lifeless, lifeless, soulless salah the real prayer when we pray with who and who is the one where we know the meaning
when we recite Surah Fatiha so many times in our life.
I mean, I think it's a crime that a Muslim lives for 6070 years of his life and doesn't know the meaning of Sorrell that is like crime. They've been on every website on planet Earth from eBay to Amazon but they've not taken out seven minutes to understand the term or the meaning of certain fat.
Every day we recite this is unique connection with Allah. Then when you go into cooler
why are we going to do cool what should you be thinking in record? Suhana Rob be Aleem, what does it mean? And in such that we say Subhana? Allah Allah why Allah Allah in Sudan, why allow humans in recruit? What's the difference? What should you be thinking? Send me Allah Who do you man how many Robina can hunt all of this with focus?
When you sit down here to belongs to Allah, Allah What are you about? What's the yard was talking about? adhere to the law. He was Salawat to you, but what's what are these three things? What should you be thinking? A salam alayka Johanna bu rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh what should you be thinking? Why are you doing this?
Do we even know we're doing this? Eyeshadow Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola.
The mind is in Tim Hortons French Vanilla
devil devil Mashallah.
The mind is somewhere else Iftar time one of the worst prayers that Muslims pray is negative Salah in Ramadan
it all occurred I don't know does he have in the UK it's like one of the worst and the less crucial prayer for majority of the people is Maghrib Salah in Ramadan al Mobarak
because the mind is all over samosas and pastries and budgets. That's where the mind is and half the half the mouth is filled with food sometimes.
I don't know what the systems here so I'm not going to say too much but really Iftar time the mouth should be cleaned. They shouldn't be particles of food in the mouth.
goes against the etiquette of Salah. The mouth should be clean rinsed. Half the time people are rushing. This happens in the UK I've mentioned in many times in many massages that
the Imam starts a prayer and people are like the half bun you know the secondary Gods gone and someone's
you know half samosa in the mouth and one in the pocket and someone's running here and there is it's crazy, it's chaotic.
Allah says Whoa moolah he carnitine stand before Allah calmly. This is why we don't see the effect of any of this in our life. Because we just do the external robotic chore a job there's no real love for this salary should be put juillet curato even salah you know you're cute
wholeness of your eyes is in Salah.
Dharavi as well. If you're asking how many raka raka how many look at 16 then like is your heart rate? Is it like someone with a stick telling you pray that we should be I want to pray.
One to listen to the words of Allah, you go into ruku and your tears are coming out from your eyes, you're going to sujood your thing just before Allah you're making such that the closest position that a person a slave gets to Allah is in sujood. That's in the Hadith. A caribou Maya Kunal Abdullah Rafi, for Salah
of Fe sujood.
So, all of this
at once an external format, external and one is the internal aspect.
Salah is just one but I will say all these other phrases as well when someone says Subhanallah what should you be thinking? What are the deeper meanings of SubhanAllah? When you say in sha Allah, what does that mean? When you say Ma sha Allah? What does that mean? What you do be thinking in Allah who in LA Raja, your own? What should you be thinking? Surah Fatiha when you recite? It's a very deep you know the connection with Allah Allah. This is how you build a connection with Allah. This is why some of our teachers one of my teachers chef multitap with money however the hola always mentioned this point. He says that you know, focus connect your deen don't make your deen cultural robotic.
It's like a robot. It's just carries on. Make it
your connection with Allah full of life. Which means that the mind, look, every human being the mind is thinking about something every 24/7 Right now you guys are all thinking about what I'm saying? Hopefully, Inshallah, I am thinking about what I'm talking about 24/7 We think about something unless we're sleeping, then we're dreaming. But when we are awake, there's no unless you're imagining then you don't think but everyone thinks about something. When you're driving a car, you're thinking you wake up in the morning you think
the mind is always thinking
in order to build a connection with Allah try to think more about issues relating to Allah in our 24 hour day.
You wake up in the morning Islam is saying, don't think about your work. That's not the first thing you need to do. As soon as your eyes open. You don't pick up your iPhone.
As soon as you wake up, don't think about this interview and that interview and that meeting or that job and that car and first thing is Al Hamdulillah.
All Praise to Allah. Why Allah the A hyaena Bioderma Turner, who just gave me life after death. I was dead for seven hours. Sleep is a sister of death. So many people the eyes haven't opened 100 in LA another fresh day. By them I'm Alterna had a close close shave with death. While he lay he knew sure but one day no sure. I will not wake up I'm going to return to him anyway. But today has given me another opportunity. And then you sell Allahumma in the Ahsoka Hydra has a low fat who were not sort of all the doers This is why you do ADKAR have morning not just read them just like without thinking. Even Quran recitation. The real spirit of Quran. Look, this is a topic on its own and I
talked about this, you definitely get the reward of just Tilawat without understanding. Without a doubt, some people think there's no real there's no point in doing tail out of the Quran without understanding that's an extreme as well. Because one of the objective is still our itself. But real real benefit of tilava is when you understand the meaning of the Quran
and I actually mentioned it many times it's here before Ramadan and this is from my teachers as well that one Ramadan say I want to do one Hutton tilava with translation and brief to see
it's not just for people who know Arabic every Muslim imagined 70 years of life is about st Fatiha a crime but if you've got 760 years of life this book Allah has sent not to the Christians and the Jews or not to the Johnson the Tom's send it to Abdullah and Zaidan Amara and Abu Bakr and Rothman
On we go in our grave and we have no clue what that Quran was except that it's for some TVs,
or some oath Allah because I'm Allah that's it. Or some you know, that's it. We have no clue what is in that book
which was sent to us.
We don't have to go into deep Farsi but basic translation I would suggest every Muslim This is why the other Murrow translations you've got a real good translation in English noble Quran rich environment with money happy the hola you've got something to do. Mario full Quran is a beautiful tafsir in eight volumes that was written for the public
simple meaning of the Quran if you get stuck, you don't understand go and ask the scholars.
If you get stuck somewhere, what does this mean? Ask the scholars, that's what they are there for.
So one Ramadan, do a tilava with meaning.
And then you understand who, you know, I sometimes think that
it must be so difficult to recite and perform 20 raka tarawih without understanding what's going on.
I mean, for me, I'm thinking, I will never never able to do that. And we know the meaning so it's easier listening because you all your mind is going through all the different verses and what's going on. Otherwise, he must be I mean, that's a great image you had or maybe you got a greater reward. But
this is so this one outward ones inward, real real, you know, spirit of tilava of salah of the sebe of history afar of sugar, and this sugar this is what I was talking about, that this Shuker Alhamdulillah majority of the DUA started sugar. Sugar is what basically every step of our life, every step of our life, we should be thanking Allah right now we breathe.
One one breath requires two sugars, your breath comes out and doesn't go in your dead.
He goes in and doesn't come out you're dead and it goes out is and go back in death
every breath requires two times sugar up Allah but of course we can't do that. But it's just showing this is what Allah said we're entitled to an airmet Hola Hola todos. Suha if you were to count the name of Allah you can't count them but in an inside Allah the lumen kuffaar But the human is what
very ungrateful we have 99 positives we forget them when we look at one negative
Oh gas electricity is very very difficult to be crying about this and crying about that
I could ears this million has so many people who don't have ears I can see this in itself is worth how much 2 billion pounds imagine I side gone blind
How can you even imagine a life without being able to see
you know, one of the things I used to do before I haven't done it for a while but I told some of my friends that once in 24 hours close your eyes for 10 minutes and tried to do certain things for 10 minutes
maybe I need to do a lecture like that one began with eyes closed and just talk to people. There was one I remember when it was passed away rahamallah from Pakistan used to come to the UK when I was a child and he used to give a one hour binder blind he was blind amazing by all his life he was blind he would learn to Quran half with everything
he imagined imagine in your house spent you know just just to think about this great network of the eyes 10 minutes do some things at home try to go to the toilet. Okay
what's happening 10 minutes you've tried mashallah, see this brothers tried it now and then just try. This is a great Knitmore for Allah the eyes.
every Nirma every netmail requires thankfulness. But the Quran says we are ungrateful. Now there was this lady.
She had severe stomach problems. Really bad. They took her to the hospital. So when they were taking her to the hospital, older lady, elderly lady, her family were trying to give her like a bit of summer on patients and so inshallah everything will be okay. So they came out from the lift and from the next lift. There was somebody else who was like burn from head to toe. So they said Look, mother auntie, look. No.
Look at this person. Patient fully burnt.
She said, Yeah, I know he's burned but he doesn't have stomach problems. Like we
this is the example of all of us. Our problem is the biggest problem ungratefulness this dunya brothers, this dunya is well another one no Combi che in middle Hovi will do every one of Seminole Anwar you will unfussy with Thammarat the small small things for 6070 years is part and parcel of living in this dunya a bit of illness, sickness, people passing away this is dunya daata eak Tila willing to hand and that's why Jana is where there's no difficulty and hardship. This is why the greatest Nerima
in Agra and Jana, what's the greatest near minor?
Seeing Allah subhanaw taala
after that, the greatest number
and Allah talks about this many times in the Quran. Now how often are they him without whom he has known the whole family him without him yes or no? No fear, no sadness. No husband. In this world you have fear for the future. And you have sadness for the past and the present.
Oh, I'm sad about this. So sad about that. Anxiety and stress. in Jannah. Allah homophone it him welcome. Yes, great Nam. Mentally you are just
Calm stable, there's no issues this dunya is like it's part and parcel but still look at the positives. We what we do is we we read our lives upside down
with Tisha FIRA mo likes to say that we read our lives upside down. So if someone some someone passes away, we say Oh, he got passed away and he went too early and this and this and there's nine negatives and maybe one positive there's a positive and everything even illness you can illness is a means of it's a narrow blessing from Allah from nine different angles.
I need about an hour's talk about that and how illness sickness can be a neuroma is an aroma from nine different ways. And you know, even today in psychology,
you know, people who go through mental health etc. They go to wear
down psychologists and therapists that charge you 500 pounds 200 pounds dollars for one hour of counseling, you know what they just do? They just tell you count your blessings.
That's what they just do. I have a friend who's a counselor, they charge 250 pounds for one hour session therapy. The only thing I do is just tell them you've got this normal you've got this normal you've got this normal. I said we've got that in the Quran and Sunnah everybody and we probably talk about that.
Islam he tells us count your blessings is good for you mentally as well to be positive in this dunya
thankfulness all the time talk to Allah and handling non handling that you eat food handling and handling that this is why the time of Iftar Some said that drink you know we say Allahu molucca some to be common to articulate our culture others thought and then you drink dates and water after you drink the water let it grow, drink as cold water as much as possible. So you will hamdulillah comes out from deep inside 100 The Quran tells us about how does his water get to how does milk get to you get a glass of water? And Allah says Wait, mean by any further thing word I mean Lebanon Holly Sansa is really sharp and this is a great Nirma we just think drink milk for two minutes focus look at the
Because milk How did he get to me? How did he get to? Where did he come out from Mumbai any further thing was done.
In in the middle of blood and filth of an animal. The process it came right from the middle. He should have had the smell of filth and some color of the blood. But when he came out Hardison, sir isn't. It's clean, it's pure. It's pleasurable for the person who drinks we eat your party rotis where has this come from? So much has gone behind this. The whole process of barley and wheat and every food that is in front of us think this is called Morocco. This is connecting to Allah with the heart and the mind. Being a Muslim who is connected spiritually not just all
verbally and externally.
Rather spiritually this is all thankfulness I can go on and on but there's so many aspects weather as well cold weather snow is an armor of Allah rain is an armor of Allah heat is an animal of Allah. We complain when it's very hot. This one check somebody said is too hard to talk to okay, it's too hot but you only remember the negative of heat.
But when is the time to eat mangoes you eat them? How does this mangoes come about? Is it because of this extreme heat in Ramadan, you want all the dates and Xuan Quran dates and all of this. This can only happen when you get extreme heat. So you're complaining about heat but then you're happily eating the dates.
Heat kills so many bacteria every aspect is an alpha. So many ama
there was one chef who was so ill he had pneumonia, pneumonia and he was like fever. really ill somebody went to him. I said how are you? Said Al Hamdulillah eyes Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah ears are perfect and hamdulillah My taste is perfect Alhamdulillah I can eat Hamdulillah I can move my hand and candlelight and walk he said handily level 40 things and then he said I've got a bit of fever and pneumonia Migdal, Allah, give me Shiva for that as well.
This is the right way of looking at life. They're not the upside down way, the right way of looking at positives. Illness is also an armor.
If you say illness is NEMA, then you make dua and I haven't even come to the island. I don't think I'll have time to go to the art because I just carried on talking about sugar, but illness I was going to talk about sugar and dua
I said sugar five minutes and then do
a carried on and sugar.
Illness it's a nightmare as well. You might ask how Why do you not make dua then that oh Allah give me Shiva?
If it's an AMA then why are you making dua?
a NEMA a blessing, why make dua to Allah that gives me Shiva
Shiva is also in Yama you say Oh Allah, I know illness sickness is a Nirmal from you.
And I know that one thing is also an AMA from you. I am a week servant. Oh Allah replaced the name of illness with the with the name of Shiva
or you want to choose this NEMA they both Namba
but I want this narrow, not that narrow.
No problem. You can make dua
you know, there was a hadith where the Sahaba companion came to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with his young daughter since he Muslim
and he said yeah, Rasul Allah, this is my daughter, and he was just introducing her and said one thing into her lungs thumri the she's never become ill.
She has never become ill. So the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam said, murder Herman and Allah higher. She has never had hailed from Allah. She has never received high from Allah
to removal of sins, it's sometimes it makes a person humble, you know down to earth if you become you never get illness sickness then you become proud and arrogant. I am all powerful Almighty you know i Nothing happens to me because I felt like a pharaoh.
So this Allah brings us back down to earth.
So many nearby look, just look at this. I'm just holding my hand around. I'm just thinking we know. Imam Shafi I know the Allahu Taala I know he said, A Sahara to Da Jun Allah Reuzel. A Sahara.
Health is a crown worn by Healthy People. Loop sue her ill Murda nobody sees this crown except the ill.
The ill person doesn't have the neuroma will say, Oh, wow. You know, just recently, my respected father who's 86 years of age and please me to Allah give him a cure, he had a stroke.
Now his left hand, sudden stroke, just imagine he was there. One stroke comes in, let's say, his can't even lift his hand. Can't even do this. We take this for granted right now. Just imagine, I'm moving my hand. One stroke comes on that's it, have to lift his hand light is gone like that. This
amazing Nirma to be able to walk.
This is why I shook Earth all the time, every minute, every minute we should verbally Alhamdulillah Thank you, Allah, thank you for this. You go into the car. hamdulillah your car started Alhamdulillah nothing's happened. You go inside the house. You saw your family in a good state. Alhamdulillah you saw your children you entered the house, handled in love. They're all in a good state. You saw good food Alhamdulillah sleeping time and Hamdulillah you wake up at hamdulillah with the mind. You go to the workplace, Allah hamdulillah go to the workplace nothing, nothing happened. Every moment of the day thanking Allah constantly. This will be good in terms of our relationship
connection with Allah.
It will build a connection.
At the same time it is good for your health mentally in this world. You become positive. Remember deen is not about being negative. All of this if you're connected to Allah that's why the people Hola Hola Hola. Hola. Nollywood, homie as unknown and even. This is the meaning of Allah basically Allah He told me. You know, when we talk when we say vicar brings peace to the hearts, that's not just Lila, l Allah Allah Allah, that's not what that's referring to. That's just like 0.1%
just saying Allah Allah does be vicar brings heart peace. That's not what's that we just say to us, we want us me and then we finished for the rest of the day. vicar means to keep the vicar actually means remembering with the mind.
Alladhina yerba Karuna Wahaca Yama Wakarusa Jr been waiting for karoun tougher core is part of the vehicle there is a higher level of vigor. One is just saying you with the tongue, and one is with the mind connection with the mind and the peace that comes I love the victory. He taught me in new loop. Verily, you find peace with the heart. This is this type of
you know in Arabic If you know Arabic, if someone said
learning to cook.
When meaning is the first that person mentioned you. The other meaning is the other person remembers you, vicar means remember.
The more you connect to the law with the heart and the mind, in Salah, outside salah, Tao of the Quran, your mind is focused Raghu your mind is focused, you're eating food, people reach Allah by eating food. There are people who reached Allah through medicine. There are people who reached on Allah through studying astronomy in if you have pizza Murthy, what are the what are they laughing lately when
you look at the sky, you look at the heavens, you look at the stars, you look at the moon, everything takes you to Allah. So this is also a bother. We'll see you fill out the Quran says travel in the earth. From guru. Looking at nature, don't look at buildings. These buildings are nothing CN Tower, this is mine man made manufactured. This is nothing go see real beauty, real nature. This is why the worst place to go for a holiday is Dubai Sharif because it's all artificial, out of nowhere, just you know immediate it's the worst place on planet earth. Go to real places where you have real beauty and make the intention that this is a bother your holiday will become
Even holiday is an act of everybody, if you do the right intention
for a young Brunello EBk for Holi Akoto ala sama roof here at Villa GK fenosa. But while RDK for Satya look at the mountains marveled at them, without intention looking at a mountain is an act of a bada. You said hamdulillah Tabata cola who is an alcoholic been? how amazing this creation of Allah, this unique creation of Allah, this is also thankfulness. This is all connecting to Allah through the mind and the heart as well.
Also, aspect of thinking about Allah is to think about the AKA, remember I said in the beginning, the mind
always thinks about something to summarize, in the next five minutes, because it's it's important we take away something like a summarized points. A talk, which is all over the place, is a talk that just with a verb goes,
a talk, which is a bit what structured, then you got those points in your mind, and then we know what to do. So I'm not going to talk about maybe some other time, I was going to talk about I had the whole intention of talking about the etiquettes of dry, dry is not accepted. That's what I had in my mind when I was coming here. But I've gone on to this connection with Allah through the heart and the mind.
Which means focusing the brain. So one is thanking Allah for all the NAM thinking about like food and all of these things. The other aspect I said, when we are doing ibadah, whether it's salah, where they steal out of the Quran, whether it's to be with a sister CFAR whether it's these regular two hours in Allah when Allah Raj Tarun Subhan Allah Al Hamdulillah morning God God even at God know the meanings of them and focus your mind on those
how many things so far three is every one a week three was the first one
I always take a test in my talks, especially at the end I want a summary
focusing on Allah connecting to Allah with the heart and the mind number one, how
was the first point
yet first is the thanks which is sugar thankfulness. When you eating food, any net ama you're constantly thanking Allah with all the different ways of explained the other is number two.
In all the types of a bother we do when a Salah know the meaning of Salah put the mind I am in record right now. I mean so Jude I am saying it here to Lillah wa salatu talks about all the DUA so far all the vicar all that is be tele of the Quran mashallah people doing terrible of the Quran but have the meaning even ladies doing to love the Quran but not the mind is not on the biryani in the kitchen no put that away put on one page one page is better with focus on mind better than 10 pages without focus on mind. According to Allah it's quality not quantity. While wasn't on Yeoman Yama Amara Wade wasn't and there wasn't comes about with quality to the car tahajjud Salah with quality
is better than 12 ricotta. Were you thinking about Tim Hortons you rather pray to less reciting of the Quran with quality is better than more reciting with no quality.
So all that Ibadah connecting to a focusing with the mind and the heart. So that's two things.
Thinking about all these looking at nature
that's number three point.
I said looking at the mountains in eligibility K for wholecut, looking at in the summer, whether you will or the walk the lephalale in the creation of the heavens and the earth in the alternation of the night and the day law. There are signs literally little bob. And then Allah says Alinea kurunegala pm waiata for Karuna V holiday summer what he will out they think reflect ponder on the creation look at the stars yeah young people who get married go and you know in martial law, looking at the stars with your wife with your husband romantic romantic make your romantic everybody go and sit outside and just marvel at the moon and you know, amazing look at Allah's creation. This in
itself is a bother if you go on a holiday make it as a holiday have a bada when you look at nature, look at the ocean look at the bar. Look at the ocean. How many years has ocean been there?
There is no change to the ocean. He hasn't become old.
Has ocean the ocean got grayness. Yeah, we all get 6070 started getting this ocean is as young as it was on day one.
So this is number three all this great, you know how rainfalls how water evaporates, and then it becomes clouds and all of this. That's the third part. And there's one last one to think about. Is to think about aka.
Remember the three so far? Yes, I'm gonna ask you all four again in less than into three minutes time.
Thinking about connecting the mind and the heart about ARCA. We thought about sometimes when you're driving a car on 406 Is it 4064010 I don't know these numbers. It's like all these highways. Mashallah, you know, nice big big cars and big big roads and thinking
but make sure that you focus on the road as well. Okay. Don't have an accident. Think about Jana. Imagine one day I'll be in Jana. One day I'll have a palace one day I'll have a road one day I'll be in a coin Jana amazing. Now I'm off Allah. What the NAM was mentioned in the Quran. Thinking about Jana about ocra about seeing Allah How would it be the eternal life? This is a 6070 year life 70 years anything over 6765 is a bonus that is just downhill Life is like a log flu. You know what a log flume is we have this you know the boats
you know in theme parks you have this ego and then you splash down those boats we call it log flumes in the UK, I always say that the first part of life is going up like when you're growing growing old life doesn't think doesn't seem as fast because you've got all these different Morahan stages you know graduation and marriage and first child and how so it's slow is going slow slow slow so we think about 30 Now it's just one straightforward life now and you will be 65 like this and your life has gone
6570 is average how many years next life
imagine in dunya engender after 400 years one day you come out of your palace? Salam aleikum Radha Abdullah radical Salam. Do you remember one day what long long 400 years ago? We used to live in a place called dunya dunya yay there was dunya
Oh yes, there was dunya Yeah, I was born and I think I was there and then I got married had a child a grandchild and I died
it's a dream
that's why the Quran says Gan homeodomain Arona holla me yell Bethel. Illa Ashiya 1002 Ha ha when you are in Jana and in Ankara this dunya will seem like a a she attend Oh Doha this whole 70 years will seem like one moment of the evening as she I mean evening sharp in order to oh haha oh you know Doha pray we pray moment of the morning. That's it. This is what this life is. It's a it's one evening
so focusing on the ocher
focusing on gender thinking about the narrowing of gender, etc. Thinking about don't think about Johanna
Toriyama say don't think about why you thinking that you're gonna go in Johanna. Allah forbid Allah protects us no, inshallah we will not be going into we are in the masjid inshallah. We will be going Jana have has no done villa.
But think about resurrection think about hisab think about reckoning will be all standing that day the book of deeds will be coming really come in my right hand on the left hand. This on that day will be on the plane. Allah will question think about this as we think about death as well.
Go to the graveyard some days just walk through the graves. You know, this is a person I just saw.
Last year he was alive how many people were alive last Ramadan. I just
found out. This brother I didn't know he passed away. I just found out today brother was his name Sylar
I fed you Yeah. I didn't know he passed away. I got a shock Rahim Allah may Allah have mercy on him. We used to go to his house quite often and mashallah all the scholars used to come here for programs every time we used to eat his house, young person people are going away think about death you go in the graveyard you know the some of the early scholars said that the green the graveyard when you're walking in between graves it's as though they they say with the listen you know the people in the graves are saying that
come on Tonka Hakuna
coma and tonka Hakuna welcome. New Taku Luna like you are we were like that.
Like you are walking around on top of graves and in between there agile come this way you will come this way. We were like that as well. Walking around the graves
will come know takuna unlike how we are buried, you're going to be like this in 15 1015 years.
So think about that as well. alcara Jana, SR reckoning, seeing the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam seeing Allah subhanaw taala so these are the four things Chava focusing Dean is about connecting to Allah with the heart with the mind with the heart. Not live a robotic Islamic life. Make your Islam not her automatic robot car making manual, make our Islam manual, not just robotic, not just something you just do. Because Ramadan comes why are we doing so?
Why? Because everyone does it. I you know people have Iftar so who has just programmed because it just happens? No, no, no. Ask yourself the question. Why am I fasting? This is another topic I need five hours to talk about why we fast? What intention should you be happy when you're fasting? Why are we praying tarawih what's the what's the MCSA and the inner meanings behind Attica. So all these things. So the four things to connect to Allah with the heart and with the mind number one,
quickly, finish sugar thankfulness of all the neurons that we get number two.
Yet understanding and contemplating on the meanings of all the Ibadah Salah tilava to speak so far, record number three
a pondering on Allah's creation and nature and
a number four
thinking about Janna about our Clara about hisab and connecting the mind and the heart. This brain that Allah has given us is an amazing thing if we connect to Allah with the brain, then Shala this makes you aware Lee of Allah, may Allah grant us the tofi runnability, which is our common law here. Salaam Alaikum.