Channel: Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
or eternal Mohammedan
wide array of
especially brothers and sisters
100 enough. First of all, it's an honor, it's a privilege to be here with you today.
in Nottingham University, I think it's the first time I'm speaking at this university.
We thank almost panel data or load indicator for granting the status and the ability to be here today, we could be doing a lot of different things. And we pray that a lot except our endeavor and our efforts in coming here, and that you reward us and make us better Muslims. Personally, for me, it's an honor and a privilege to be here, I'm actually doing a small, very small mini tour of some of the universities within Midlands actually, normally my toaster only is very far away from business. And I'm actually just around the corner from here. I wasn't
I was under the impression that it's quite far.
Today was just literally 25 minutes.
You don't even need to get to go to the airport, there's a back road somewhere within 25 minutes. Wherever you're in. It's just around the corner. So yesterday I was at Wolverhampton University today, I'm here in Sharla. And then of course, coming up, the title is very important to the strengthening faith in times of the doubt in terms of jobs.
I want to just mention a few things.
Which I think is which I think are very important aspects of us as Muslims. So very important reminder, some of the things you might actually know often you might have already heard of, and you might have already studied. Some things may be new to some of you, but it's just a mutual reminder because there's no Quran or other.
Meaning remind one another because reminding it benefits the very stern found the word Akita we hear this word aqeedah many times we hear this word, everybody's heard the word of
God now, all Muslims know the word. And it's probably one of the words that we will fight about the most as well, unfortunately. And it's supposed to be the most simple thing in Muslims life. Actually, that literally what does that mean? In the Arabic language if you know Arabic, oh, he studied Arabic, if you pick up the dictionary
is from the word APA, which means to tie something, let's say an Akita, which is my query to insert
a man a human being an individual male or a female, an individual, when he or she places their heart on something attaches their audience something that thing that item becomes known as its they will be wasn't I wasn't very good. Which means that if you place like that's why they use it for time, they're not held to habit. They say in Arabic, I tied a knot. If you tie the knot, then that means you've tied a knot tying me up either. So if you tie your heart on something, if you place your heart on something, whether that something is an item, or a human being, you fell in love with someone and your height is your heart sorry, is fully focused on that individual. Then that's that's
the Akita that that individual becomes a pita because your heart This is linguistically and speaking. So my aptitude insert
an item, a thing, or it could be evil thoughts, an idea that a human being has his heart is set on an idea firmly set, its athlete
so if there's an idea
There is a philosophy there is a concept.
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Just like means you come from abroad, right?
It's important to stay away because it distracts the speaker and everybody else finish on. I mean, you get the reward for coming here anyway, even if you sleep, no, no seriously, the reward is there, he could
be doing anything. Just like in Ramadan, they say that he saw him forever that he will encounter a fasting personal Milan is in the worship of Allah, even if
he, he even though is sleeping on his bed. But they say manometer as long as he's not backbiting In other words, as long as you're not sitting, so as long as you're not sitting, even sleep, even in good in the masjid, when you go into the ministry, if you make an intention, America, for the sake of Allah just sitting there, even sleeping, it's an act of worship. When group of Muslims brothers and sisters, when people get together for the sake of Allah is liquor of Allah, Allah is merciful by descent, it's an act of rebirth. And you can sleep through it as long as it's not a problem.
But it's just that sometimes a, it's affects the speaker. So if you can try to stay away. But anyway, going back to what I was saying, a key that is very important, it's ideas, a thought in the mind, any thought, now that thought could be a false vote, it could be a false idea. Therefore, the word does not necessarily have to mean it, it doesn't necessarily mean that you could have alopecia to suffer you have, you could have an upgraded verse in there because it basically means the for the ideas that you've set your heart upon, and the ideas that you've placed your heart upon. Now those ideas, those thoughts could be false, it could be wrong, it could be incorrect, and it could be
correct. So this is the meaning of hockey. Now, we in order for our Makita, to be correct, and in order for a pita to increase our belief, the correct either. And, in order for it to have some strength, there's two aspects of our existence. We have one aspect and this is what I want to talk about the two aspects of increasing our belief and strengthening our
strengthening out correctly, I think
there's two elements, there's two elements, we have the intellectual side, and we have the spiritual side. These both elements are absolutely necessary. In the appeal of a Muslim, the intellectual side, the things that we must know about, we must learn in terms of appeal. There are books written and this is the reason why the scholars used to say, like one of the mounds he said,
sure, in other words, the first thing a person learns, is according
to the first discipline. Well, the first signs a Muslim learns in Islam is that's the first signs that a person has to learn, this is the most important so we have this aspect, which is the intellectual aspect, the set of beliefs, the rules, the belief system, the things that we need, must learn about from the Quran and Sunnah about our about our Lord and our Creator. This is one aspect and I want to talk briefly about these two aspects. And the other aspect is the spiritual side, the Yaki and the belief and the spirituality in the heart. Because again, if we learn a set of rules, just a dry list of rules, you can read the text 2030 pages and Arpita below you know, that weren't
the who would actually cut up there's one there's no associated with a lot, a lot A lot is that you know, all the attributes.
We learn about gender, Johanna mobile, the profits and we learn and we it's just a few dry, you know, a dry list of certain things that we can learn about, and then when it doesn't impact our life. It impacts our interaction with Allah, it doesn't impact our interaction with fellow human beings and fellow Muslims. And it doesn't bring a positive change in our lives.
It's just a set of rules even non Muslims.
Even non Muslim you can you can learn up EDA and you can be a non Muslim. There are professors of Islamic Studies in various universities in England and America and elsewhere. They know the rules of APA more than all of us put together here.
Really, there are people that they know the rules of al Qaeda they've studied the books of Africa there are books in Arabic, translated by non Muslims in one
year. windbag, an orientalist. He actually translated one of the best translations of this classical text.
synesthesia, which is very difficult for even scholars who know the Arabic language, you know, studied to sort of understand this. He was I think he was from England, I'm not sure. But he translated how to copy translation. So there are there are even non Muslims who can learn the set of rules. But it's not just about learning a set of rules and definitely not arguing and debating and fighting and quarreling and disputing about a set of rules. We need in this question in this given time, where this fits in our trials, tribulations everywhere, we need to strengthen our nakida there are people they are neither argue about petty issues. And when we look whether the Salah with them,
if they really have strength of humor in the way that prayer in the way they pray, in their salon, in their interaction with fellow human beings, we don't see the impact of all the effort, energy is utilized in a negative manner in argumentation. I mean, unfortunately, we live in a time where people, people thrive on this, people thrive on this, you know, it's just some people they live can just not move ahead and turn into practicing people,
especially this within the brothers moreso than the sisters. They just cannot move they cannot be practicing unless they're having a debate every single day about something about
people, some people seriously young people, they thrive on this.
They just cannot they just can't live a life of being a good practicing Muslim.
It's a time of trials and tribulations, we really need to get back to the basics, have our connection with a world without our relationship with our loading of credit. So we have this intellectual side of Akita, the intellectual side, in terms of believing in Allah Subhana budaya. And in believing in the attributes of a lot of animal data, very important, these internet intellectual side. And we have to remember, brothers and sisters, this is a point
many of us if not all of us, we may be some brothers or sisters who actually reverted to Islam.
We live in a time unfortunately, that
will be hamdulillah. We are born as Muslims. But many of us we take Islam for granted.
We take Islam for granted
a large percentage of people who call themselves as Muslim, right? This is a very large percentage of people who call themselves Muslims, whether they were born in a Pakistani family, a Bangladeshi family, Kuwaiti family, an Egyptian family or a Somalian family or a Chinese family or a Malaysian family, a Muslim family, they were just born in that culture.
Taking taking Islam for granted, there are people out there who have nothing in the Islam except the name and the culture that we belong to.
There's nothing in Islam they have by the messenger
nothing just the name, the name is 100, or whatever the name is, or Fatima was a noble idea, or abishek. That's it. And they just go in that culture, they become cultural Muslims.
We've become we've become cultural Muslims, some of the things we do as well. It's just that we pull them you know, when Ramadan comes, it's like a festival now. Okay, so the whole bar is a festive meal. Why do we fast? Do it really fast? With all the articles? Do we think about fasting? Do we worship on logic, and those people who don't pray at all and have no connection with Islam, that is, we have received a school but seriously, it's we need to take seriously the heartbeat of the messenger sort of model it was celebrated says that
mintaka Salatu Mohammed and
this is a Hadith, immaculate related this in his Muslim, no one who deliberately
leaves out Metallica surah, he does, he deliberately or she deliberately fails to offer a prayer with ammidon kabara. He has indeed committed
one prayer intention, the delivery. Now there is a debate within the classical scholars and it's not a problem, you know, you have differences of opinion based on the definition of God. And these are great within the companions, there was these two opinions.
Most of the image they have their opinion is that you don't actually if you if you miss one prayer deliberately you do not leave the fall of Islam. But there is a very valid opinion within that within our Islamic scholarship, you know, 100 that you love and we are pleased with his opinion was one prayer, someone misses deliberately you have left the fold of Islam. This is a monkey island. Mohammed was no ordinary human being. That's his opinion, and many others as well. Some of the companions of this position. Yes, we have Mr. Malik, Schaeffer, Imam, Abu hanifa, and others, whose opinion is that by missing one prayer, you do not become a girl. But it's very serious. One prayer
you mentioned. One prayer we miss out on the fall of this according to a large group of new
What am I imagine skirts, and even those who do not consider those who do not consider a person to come out of the fold of Islam by missing one prayer deliberately what they all agree upon. And this is the whole Mr. oma, there is no two opinions on this, that if somebody, look, you have two types of people.
There's one individual that he's trying to practice, praise one day for sure. He offers a lot of pleasure, one day, she offers a slot. The next stage
one day three prayers to praise another day, five prayers, another day three prayers, and the time they miss, they feel guilty. stuff all I really want you to wake up today should have woken up, I just felt lazy, you know, falling down and getting up again, it's still simple, right? It's still simple. It's still a serious issue. But
that person is Charlotte as a whole, you feel guilty about it, there's a hope. And you will still call that person a Muslim equation, the vast majority of Muslim Imams and scholars. But you have another individual who never even contemplates, never thinks about ever prayer or praying for days, weeks, months, years on end, never praise, maybe sought out to do more to another sort of Joomla. And some even don't come for Salatu. Juma from Serato. Read to Serato by the way server to read his version or even sooner, solid refresher on the day is fun, Rocky,
seen the mosque is like half the mosque or a few few rows. And in pre prep, the whole mosque is packed. You're the professional not prepared if you're going to choose between the two, because furniture is more important than your insula 3d. Now, this is what the Romans say that if a person continuously deliberately on days on end,
does not pray to her would and was taking them as a likely neglectful it isn't really isn't there's no, there's no even guilt. And there's no even intention to pray for that person. According to everybody without a doubt.
I'm not saying I don't want to start saying that.
It's too easy to call people God. But this is what
we always point fingers to people of other faiths. We always point fingers to the Christian and the Jews, especially the Christian, what do we say? We say how many of them are atheist? Really, they don't really believe and even if you ask them, some of them they said we don't believe we just by name were most Christians. Christmas is like a festive celebration. It's not really religious. If somebody is maybe slightly religious, they might just go to a bit night mask or something. You know, they might just go and visit a church perini It's a festive thing you ask some of them they don't really believe it's just a holiday period.
You know, pain has become It's a celebration is a spiritual celebration, more than a physical celebration. Lay salary to demand that we serve God in every given half and worried pain is more about, you know, later to the journeys. That we are recommended in a time that at night we stay awake, not buying last minute shopping mostly is how long you can do it. But more than that, you know, seriously, we look at our setup and the processes. All night long. They're worshiping a lot in labor to read. This is the time to take the neuroma and the gift from Allah.
But we become last 10 days people the most important nights and days of a Muslims life. 10 days of Ramadan,
a waste of time, you know, go shopping and this center and that center, we have something in Leicester as well, you know,
shopping last 10 days and not every minute is so valuable. Why? Because we become cultural. We're not in reality, in actual fact, Muslims that we learn about. And this is a reason why we find some time reverb brothers and sisters who've actually not become culturally oriented Muslims have given and sacrifice their family, their parents, the parents are not Muslims. They've sacrificed everything. They've given up alcohol, and pork and wine and everything. They've given everything up, they've sacrificed they become better Muslims, and many of us, they start learning about it that we have to have the impact on their lives. And it doesn't become a cultural thing to them because they
were not born in a culture. They were not just born in a culture and there are young people out there today. I myself
encountered a view like one brother, and it's really sad. He came to me once this is a couple of years ago. He said to me, you know if we really I was talking about we were talking about some issues. And he said if you you know talking, talking about doubting leaders, things like that, and he goes if you really asked me deep down, I don't really I don't really believe
is the new guy that said we just can't happen we're born in a Muslim family by chance mom dad did something crashed bang we came out
and by chance this is this is this is by chance Muslim it wasn't by choice we should be thankful that we became listeners but then we still need to this is what
I mean. Oh you believe believe what does that mean? Believe believe I was addressing you to believe believe
oh man be a man. You know when we say a man if he's not if he's being a sissy for example.
But if he is, you know, sometimes we say Be a man is he is a man is a PLL a blessing. Yeah, you're Latina, amanu Aminu have strengthened you need to be Muslims now. Oh believers be believers. So
this is this is very important. I thought I mentioned this to you because it's very important. We need to turn back to being pure Muslims who actually learn about a pita. And we have the two sides of our pita. We have this the intellectual side, the intellectual side, we have many things we have many things that we believe in.
It's a very vast subject, right? It's a very, very interesting subject. You know, this is the why that's actually one of the Imam said in one of his books of poetry. This is a book in Arpita. He said if kuruman Allah de facto Hindi Isla
de anyone who is just a belief, just because parents will believe us and people around you are believers, and human who is belief, love is not free from
now what that means
that if a person is a Muslim, just because people were Muslim around him, and he became Muslim, just like that he's a man is not free from doubt. Now, explain this. And they say that, look, the scenario is that if, for example, we became Muslims, we were born in a Pakistani family, religion, family, Indian candlish family qualities, whatever Muslim family, we happen to be born as Muslims, because of our parents, right, because of our parents, but now, and Hungary that we have such strength and such, and such strength in our belief, and such European and reliance on our colonial law, that right now if my parents were
male of God forbid, but if this person individually needs to be the if right now, my parents left, the father is wrong, my siblings, brothers, sisters, you know, my children, my spouse, my uncle's, my aunts, people around me, my community, everybody, everybody around me left Islam, we need to look into our hearts is what is called as explained. And if I think that if that was to happen, and I would also leave Islam because everybody's left, let me leave Islam. This means arise. Now, my email is,
however, despite me being a Muslim, because of the band crushing coming out, right, despite me just being a Muslim, I never chosen and accepted Islam. I never embraced it. But I was born as a Muslim.
But now I've studied and have impacted my opinion. And I've worked on my email to such an extent that it's so strong, and it's have so much strength in it. That right now, if the whole world was to leave Islam, and would to deny God and reject the Messenger of God, it was Hello. I would stand firm, I will be steadfast, and nothing can move my mind. And this means that at this moment in time, money, money is fine.
It's not, it doesn't have any doubt. Each one of us we need to think, look into our hearts and contemplate, what's my case? Where is the human, how strong is the human and that's how we should judge. So we have this one element, the element of the intellectual side, learning about Akita learning. And we have the spiritual side, the these both elements are very, very, very important, the intellectual side, as well as the spiritual side, you can't have one or not the other, you can't have this and not the first you have to have both. And this is what is taught in Surah Fatiha
and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen.
Would you say after that many humans humidity, and then we say even this is a pita all of these are key that iya cannot can assign, although it is only You we worship, and we'll talk about that maybe it is only you from seek help and assistance. And then
let me say
what's the translation somebody
All right. guidance to the right path good translation. You know, there's a better translation as well.
Straight Path as well. Yeah, good, good translation. That's perfectly correct. But you know, there's a, there's a unique aspect to this dinner, either a Serato stopping,
you know, for the fun traveling from Leicester to Nottingham and I come close and I want to get to Nottingham University.
And I've lost my way and we don't have no navigation. No, Tonto.
I know you don't get lost, you don't have a Thompson and you have an iPhone, you don't have the iPhone and you have something else, you know, just don't get lost nowadays. But imagine I'm lost. And I asked somebody and I said to him, show me the directions to the University of Nottingham, he said, Okay, I'll tell you take go straight down this road to go run this first roundabout, go over there and go around the roundabout sorry, and then the next file will go with the file, then from the next traffic light, take a right and the next traffic light, you know, kind of going straight and then take the left from there. And then keep on going 123 after the third, take a right and then
take the left and complete your last anyway. But he's telling you everything right? And you're writing it down.
Why is he doing this? You is guiding you to the straight path to the sorry, here is his guiding you to the University of Nottingham. This is ILA
towards shows me the direction to here we are asking about, you know, if it was a dinner,
it will be all our guidance shows us straight path. So that means all about you just tell us where the straight path is. He told us it's there. You go there and find yourself. But I'll just show you where is a lot of use the word, he never used the term the word either. It's not a dinner either. In the nuts, all other kinds of shows from father, that's where the straight path is. pick us up physically and put it on the straight.
Which means that you know if someone tells you that, you know at West University Center, we are sitting in the car, I'm taking the Oh, there's my car, we just put a car right now he said wait there, I'll bring my column and following the cost. We followed him that's guiding physically taking the person. This is the Nosferatu study. Anyway, this was a there was a lot of stuff in Manitoba said What does he say after that serology an antibody,
a straight path is the middle way. It's actually the path of moderation,
to be any one of those, the path of those upon whom was the Wrath of Allah historically, and not those upon whom was the anger of the Wrath of Allah and those who are deviated. Now, in the surah, Allah is talking about two tendencies, two tendencies that Muslims could fall into as well. One tendency is the intellectual tendency and this is a tendency which many universities to credit students can fall into, right, this is one tendency, where which is,
this is those people upon whom is the Wrath of Allah, a lot of anger of Allah Allah is referring to the Coventry Alliance referring to some of the earlier faith communities right, who pays the whole either on intellectual aspects Okay, this is how it is, you know, this is the this is actual spirituality, this is this this is that you need to believe in this God is is everything you want to understand what everything you need a logical explanation to the minute details
about it said these are the people upon whom is a wrath, the hurdle, the anger, the other one,
this is one this is just the intellectual aspect of everything needs, you know, you just everything, either no spirituality, or spirituality. Right. And on the other Hanover, St. Louis rd humor, one of
the other extreme. He was talking about the lies referring to some of the other faith communities like the Christians, everything was based on love and emotion. Right, everything. I love you, you love me, Jesus loves you. Everyone knows he was just loving, loving, loving, and there's no you know, physical moves. Like when some Muslims, you find that that's another extreme. When it's all the ignorance worship is just basically basing everything on love, but no rules, no, no intellectual aspect, no using of the brain. If we go to this extreme anger, Wrath of Allah to go to that extreme. The Quran tells us that there's that deviation is that deviation, and that's where the
appeal is the middle of the intellectual aspect and the spiritual aspect. Both need to be combined. Islam is an intellectual religion. It's not an religion that is based on emotion. It's not a religion that's based on sentiment.
sentimental things. It's not a religion that's based on sentimentality. It's not something that you you know, okay. It's all sentimental. It's all just, you know, love and emotion. It's not based on that. And neither is it based on just rules drive rules that okay, this question, you know, what is this? What is that? Like, you know,
you know what he
said he was already to slaughter cows, and what kind of car is it green? Is it blue is in yellow, is it big this morning? Too many questions.
And because of all these questions, they fall into difficulties and problems. So, we need both these aspects very important in terms of the intellectual aspect, just very quickly, because time is short. I want to talk about some, some very important things, but this was like controlling time, this is just an introduction. But no, seriously, this was an introduction.
There's, there's a few things I really want to talk about which, let me just tell you, if we talk about the intellectual aspect, we have to learn our brothers and sisters take time out, learn about our beautiful religion, learn about aqeedah learn about what we need to believe in learn about our Lord and our Creator. Learn about the Beautiful Names and attributes of Allah you know, we start with Joe Hayden, earlier the oneness of Allah was
one of the most important attributes of Allah is the docread right which is all the Muslims agree with you if somebody disagrees with a
Muslim there's almost no denies torqeedo for most of the data, and you know, try to make excuses for people you know, when they when they don't start seeing that this person is not disappearing into
Sharla most people as much Muslims, the more company will have an agenda and you don't want to get bored in general, you know, by itself. It's like everybody else going to the bathroom, how you can get bored if you want a football tournament, how many players you know which we need to we need to think about all these things. So we want more and more people more company do we want to get more people come with us in general the better inshallah milotic consoles in general. So why
not very important. This is something we need to learn about. This is what's mentioned sort of iyana every day in salaat how many times
a year can start you know, this is only UPC code, this is only us assistance we seek from You we worship only you
are good idea, which is our worship is only four right and we need to be very careful about that worship is only for a seeking of assistance is only from Allah. This is a topic of its own loss another name for
the pseudo Toshi.
loves them yet whenever you whenever you want.
So this these are some of the attributes of Allah and there's one beautiful Hadith once the Messenger of Allah will send them peace and blessings be upon him his
cause I bust Abdullah he
said to him, he wants to trust him and said yeah, he was his cousin when he was young, you know younger than him in age Cydia year yagoona oma young child, his inculcating the true sound pure Akita in his heart from a young age, and that's what we need to do with our children from a young age. You know, when you have children, two year old three year old toddler, speak to them, say to them monologue Booker, they should say a lot. You know, from a young age, I have a small son. He's only
one year and six months.
Six months. Right now he doesn't speak what I've taught him hamdulillah you ask him you say to Morocco.
And then you say to him, gave her a doodler because I do for having to present and then what then
and then then ask his name is Abdullah
is moved out to LA.
So I'm just trying to you know, teach him a few Arabic words from now. This is just one year six months later the speaker is walking but but from a young age we need to tell them allies are highly paralyzed Roger when you give milk or food, who will be Who gave you this provision sustenance of strength have emerged from a young age who created you, man Halak. Allah created 82 children from a young age. So the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he is addressing his cousin of birds he said yahuda Oh my child.
asked for the digital to
preserve and God the commands of loving God and preserve you. You will find preserved the laws of law you will find a law before you with a standard the standard
In the way that the first render, asked only from a lot seek out only from Allah and the head, it goes on, but there's no time. So I want to just stop there with this aspect. But this is very important, we really need to learn about some of our, these basic attributes of Allah and about the messengers of God, peace and blessings be upon them. But it's something that we need to learn about. But the other aspect, which is the spiritual aspect of it that said, it's not just about a set of rules, it's about having this happy that that we study impact on our lives, it has to have a positive impact. This is what it is that Akita enables us to see the world as it is it if we don't
have the sound of Kedah, we live in a state of delusion, we are deluded, we live in a time where there's all these materialistic materialistic things around us, or we can get carried away, we don't have time to think we need to continuously strengthen what we've learned the basic
we need to continuously strengthen, we need to continuously strengthen we need to water we need to nourish it, without nourishment is a key that can really become weak weak and sometimes may god forbid a male boss even though he could even be could lose it. And some things are very important. So as I said,
a prayer is highly effective to strengthen our EMA it's highly effective, and one very important these days, this is the spiritual side, this is the side we will be studying the books has to have an impact upon us, right?
It has to have an impact upon us.
You know, if you look at
once, once you have the spiritual side in the heart, and
if you if we have the acne, the impact of our hearts,
then brothers and sisters, we will be different Muslims, we will have a site in the heart, what we've studied in the books, we don't stick to that and we don't argue and debate about that. We study aqeedah we don't argue and debate rather we let it impact our spirituality and our relationship with our Lord. Then we have in a state of a condition that is unique. You know the Shahada, I love you
know, Mohammed Abu Horus, Shahada,
you know, Shahada. What is a shadow mean?
You know, literally the word Shahada means to see, I see
it with witness witnessing witness, witness, I witness, I shall do, I don't just testify, as long as somebody told me there is no God but Allah, I know I can see with the sight of the heart, in the heart I can see. That's why we didn't say I know
that there is no God but Allah, there is no messengers of the Messenger of Allah.
It's not that I know I recognize ash.
I am fully convinced there is no shadow of doubt in this fact. This is really cool. Shahada is from the heart. That's why in Arabic language you have two words basara and the seal the Salah is the eyesight the cedar is the site of the hot that's what they say. And it goes directly
to Lincoln masala tea in it. It's the it's the inner site and this is in the Quran. Allah says Paul has been a messenger from the home messengers say he's really this is my path. This is my methodology.
or invite people and call towards God towards a law with this insight. That's why it's called insight. Insight is inside because it's the site which is in
even from an English language inside eyesight, insight.
He will in English, bossa nova Syrian Arabic, in English eyesight inside it's in the heart. And that's what we need to start to get to that. That's what you call a strong leader that's impacted. It starts from the intellectual side, it's impacted the heart and we live a life from morning till night, we reach a level of axon and this is why the messenger of a muscle model data he was sent an email this one axon three levels wide first level when he wrote this famous hadith of Jupiter when the messages when the angel came to the Messenger of Allah, so the
email was email he sent him that you know, you believe it.
You believe in the law.
that's the intellectual aspect such a rules what email a set of rules learned and know about them. And then he asked about Islam start having the impact on your physical aspect that you pray to pray masala
at least the five basic public key integrals. And then he has to make it sound what is the state of Arizona? That's when the site comes in sight. And that's what he said. And
so he lived a condo in New York, it's a state is a condition it's a level when you're worshiping a wall as though you are seeing it from the heart. This is this is the strength the highest level of the ones are key the one strength of Akita, and we are going to take us to that level Sharma. What are the some of the steps that take us to that level? Because it's very important, what are the steps that we need to get to that level to get strength in our, in our opinion, our reliance in our trust in Allah in our ultimate God is with a lonesome Hunter, what are the steps, we need to first of all number 111 of the things that we can do is we need to
we need to do is we need to start practicing Islam actions. As I said, without actions, Eman becomes weak. We've been country Muslims all our lives. If we don't offer our Salah regularly, if you are not reciting the book of Allah, we don't have time in our daily schedule to read the book of Allah, the words of
Allah, slowly and gradually, this email becomes weak. And we need to avoid since we need to avoid since most important part of our lives is to avoid sins, all the things that are there, the sins to do with any organ of the body.
Whether its sins to do with our interaction with other human beings, have operated the rights of the servants of a highly important in Islam, we neglect them, our dealings, our interaction with other human beings, other Muslims or non Muslims, even with animals. Very important, how awkward are some of the said,
the rights of the service of a lot of slaves have been given more importance than the rights of himself because I love him forgive. But a human being if you've taken some money, if you took a loan for 100 pounds, and you didn't pay him back, well, you didn't pay her back until they don't forgive a lot of Africans. And that's why a man would come in abundance of good deeds on the Day of Judgment. But But he backed by to this land and he swore at someone he he consumed wealth of somebody unlawfully all his good deeds will be given to all those people who he, you know, inflicted hurt and paid on. So all these sins, they have an impact, we have to carry out the basic duties that
are essential. But we have to avoid sins. And sins are connected to you know, two main areas.
Two main you know, the human being has these two strong forces to commit, you have a goal to lower the V elbow to Shivani.
And overthrow the V is the angry so the angry nature was created endogenous for a reason. Right? All these needs to be on human beings, it's natural to have anger. The messengers are above it was sort of a companion came to him and he said almost near a hobo give me a car advice, making sure he said, Don't be angry. He has second time. So don't be me third time domian now, we could we could think to ourselves, why did I work with anger, we should have just created and he should have created this without anger. There's a hikmah there is a wisdom behind all of these things, there is a reason for creating anger because there are some legitimate ways of using anger.
Yes, there are some ways where you need to places occasions and time and place for everything you have to use anger
natural things that we have there is a wisdom behind it are credited for wisdom. So, we have the strong force which is an over to the labia and you have another strong force with it which is over to sherwani at the left force on the angry So
these two are very very very
these two forces are very powerful in makers commit sales and take us away from the straight path and lead us out of the photos. The Angry nature you know in the Quran was talking about the believing the pious righteous he said when the Buddha again with the the righteous people who lie on their own and
they don't associate partners with God so that he man tawheed is good. Yeah Peter is good. And then what is
what is new? They don't commit murder. Murder is connected to what what follows
the angry when is known they don't fornicate.
Go to sherwani and invest full soul. Last broken systems. Look, I'll be frank here.
I know we live in a town where there's a lot of
people say my emails weak. If we're not going to control ourselves in the terms of fitna and the man is going to be weak. You can't expect to be a powerful, strong Muslim. No matter how you dress, and how much beer you have and how big a job you have in your head, and how much activity you're doing, and how much debating and arguing you're doing. And you know everything about the text, this is
good. But then if you are committing sins, you're not protecting yourself properly, you're not protecting and guarding your modesty. Nothing's. Nothing's a very good. Protecting one's modesty is probably the most important thing for a Muslim, especially in an environment like the University of Botswana, Taka Rosina, don't even come close to fornication, forget fornication, don't even approach it. Don't even smell it. Don't even come close to it. The zinnen idea another heading of sire Buhari, the Zener the fornication of the artist to cast lustful gazes of the opposite gender. And we'll see in just any gaze, lustful gaze with evil and lustful thoughts.
I don't want to go into this topic. I actually talked about this topic yesterday at university but lustful, gazes, it's prohibited in Islam.
A man and a woman are never alone, in a room by themselves isolated, you could have been having a meeting together, talking about an event coming in by ourselves in the room.
Except the third one is shaken. The weakest instinct and I know, brothers is and I know it's difficult. But it's easy for me to say, well, and I'm not with you here. And you know, I don't live in an environment where this all fits in. I know it's difficult. But this is the challenge. A lot created chawan lust for a reason, because it's a means of procreation for children. For all of them. If there was no lust, you wouldn't be here today.
We already have it created 100. And Allah use it as a means. So there's a there's a right way. And that's why Islamism, again, is
one extremely hard. In some ways, community faith communities that lust and sexual passion and desire is evil. Filthy is one of the deadly sins, and there is no right way of using it. It's bad, filthy, full stop. That's it. That's why in some of the communities within the Christian Christians and some of the Hindu communities, they have this, that's their understanding. And their approach is that in order for you to gain proximity to Lord and to become close to God, you have to live in a monastery, you have to be a monk, you have to be a nun UConn, you're married, even if you get married, you can't have sexual intimate relationship with your spouse, you can't meet by yourself,
you have to the more moja The more you know, striving and struggling, the more you control your sexual urges and passion, the more you become close to God, that's what we Islam says. That's an extreme to the right. And another extreme to the left is what we find today that a person a man and a woman can fulfill their desires in any way, shape, or form, no restrictions, no conditions, no rules, no laws, with whoever and with whatever.
Nowadays is with whoever. It doesn't even have to be a human or whatever.
We live in a time. That's how people it's unfortunate. And this last problem sisters, it becomes ultimately it becomes a disease. It becomes a disease. You might say, Oh, I'm young right now. 2223 relaxing, you know, time will come I'll settle down. Seriously, brothers don't sisters as well. Don't just go into that game. Because once it becomes a habit.
Yeah, sorry for being Frank. But I just recently, there's an old man, he came to me is six to six. And he says that I'm married, I have grandchildren. But I still cannot stop masturbating and watching porn.
a habit which was formed when he was 16 years of age, so that I've tried everything. It just can't it's a it becomes an addiction. But I was speaking to another one medic and he was telling me that the brain or the I don't know, the which makes you addicted to drugs is the same thing that makes us addicted to porn, and lustful things. But when regardless if that's the case or not, but we understand we realize that it's an addiction. One thing after another it becomes your your nature becomes either you could get married and that's why I tell people that if you do not search yourself out before marriage, you could be married, you'll still be playing away. You'll still be messing
around outside of marriage. That's why we see you until today. You know, we see all these in the news celebrities, all the football players recently, all these having affairs and prostitutes and whatever and all these things. Why? They were actually now considering it a disease is just a disease. They just can't help it. It has become an addiction. So we have
have to purify ourselves before marriage and sisters is not, don't you know, take it for granted don't start you know falling in love, it's not love it's lust, right and don't believe a brother comes in on love human emotion, because I'm telling you 99% of the time this guy's gonna run away. So I'm going to walk out, you'll be, you'll be hurt, and the end of the day, you'll be hurt, really, you'll be hurt on end of the day. And then sister, some of them don't even mean, and then it becomes difficult for some of them to get married. So just don't approach it. This is what realizing what I
don't even come close to it. Because it's it's all artificial behavior. It's all artificial. You know, people are just playing around. Don't Don't take this, you know, home over Love, love and this and that. And I feel you know, like I mentioned this the day. I remember a few years ago, there was a young, young, there's a brother and sister, both at a university in London somewhere. They want to get married, and parents are having an affair because some cultural issue, whatever. There's another reason we need to talk to the parents to make it easy for young people to get married. And that's where Islam says the right channel is Nika, which has had a lawful beautiful way of the Messenger of
Allah sallallahu is in the middle of the extreme of abstinence totally is sinful. And the other extreme of fulfilling one's desires in any way, shape, or form. That's also wrong. The middle way, the path of moderation which Islam teaches us is nikka. hella pure. And of course, the car is a beautiful, we need to make it easy. The problem is that, first of all, we can't get married, when we want to get married our parents big problem. I speak to older generation and some of the brothers in London, they've said to me that we need some Alden is because we speak the local language, Bengali Bangladeshi community. So we need some speakers to speak and speak to our parents. You can't get
married until you don't get this degree and this career and this business of this call, and until the great granddad doesn't come back from Pakistan or Bangladesh.
And how Islam is the most simplest, the simplest thing
in Islam is marriage. It takes two seconds. So usually victory maybe not two seconds, 10 seconds. Right now, two seconds. Anybody interested? No.
It takes two seconds. Honestly, even though
the messenger of robots
reciting the verses of subway, it's so nice.
It's so easy to
remember marriage. And he says, I've accepted you wholeheartedly.
I've accepted you. Two people are there witnessing to five seconds.
The condition which they need to but it's not integral each other proposal and acceptance is very simple. All these rules. So you know, these self imposed restrictions are harming us. And that's what this is, since it's our justification, by the way that don't say, look, you know, my parents are not and we will be accountable for our own actions. Right, we have to be accountable. But we need to try to make the car as easy as possible. Now, this young sisters, don't think that it's you know, people are in love with you, and you're in love. And this example, these 221 year old brother and maybe 20 year old sister, a few years ago, I spoke to both of them. They want you to know when
they can get married and awakened speak to the parents or this or that and we really love each other. I remember speaking to the sister, she said, this is quite funny. She said, this was when she was really she thought she was in love wants to get married to you know, she's, like, you know, for me, if I don't marry him, I will never marry anybody in my life. It's impossible. I cannot think of living a life even a minute without him impossible rather, God. Yeah. How many times people have said that? And when you think about it, they say that.
But anyway, you know, this is what she said, as I said, Okay, let's see, you know, speak to someone get somebody in the middle inshallah. You know, and then always use Islam. It's really for Islamic reasons. You know, it makes me a better Muslim. I feel really content and about Islam and teaches me Okay, sometimes it is the case. But anyway, I said, Look, if it's really solid reasons to get someone involved, go to your local Imam, if you want to speak to maybe try to explain to your parents that it is good for these two people with this compatibility. Now. He shall not make it easy for them when they marry.
So anyway, I don't know when that will happen. I spoke to both of them a few times, etc. They contacted me.
But anyway, I forgot about it. And
remember, six, seven months down the line? Six, seven months down the line.
I got a phone call from the sister. And she said Do you remember my contents?
much shorter than she reminded me that? Yeah, I do remember? Because Yeah, we actually got married secretly.
We got married secretly. And but then this problem and this problem and that problem. Right now I hate his guts. And
I feel like vomiting and puking
for me, right. I cannot live six months.
What would you say? I cannot live a life without him now according to the like within
six months complete transformation. This is what it is. You started on the right have modesty sisters of modesty respect? How dare someone talk to inciting you know statistically assessed as someone who must respect them a brother dog she was trying to flirt with you. rotations conversation you give them a slap. Don't physically do that, but but you know, they shouldn't be like that. And ancestors as well. It's not only what his brothers Allah says in the Quran addressing the sisters, but
don't be soft in your conversation by Amanda if you can be the one who's got a diseased heart will be inclined. Don't be very gentle and polite and seductive can be polite, but don't be very seductive.
And the companion is the wife of the metal of the companions or the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when this verse was revealed they used to deliberately intentionally you know, rough on their voices, they would make it rough, you know? Hello, you know, like that.
There's no seductiveness in So anyway, these are
I just want to just finish these viewpoints.
Can I just pick one up until 10 plus nine is located everybody
just had a few things I know I've just gone off topic, but let me just finish this off. So, since are very, very bad, right since if you want to know your ability to be powerful and have strength in it, you need to avoid these kind of things, and uncertain things we need to do certain things
which really have a positive impact on our you know, the Messenger of Allah.
We all know about this, in the hadith of Bokhari of Zaha Hadid, famous Heidi,
with your loved one and she says What did she say? The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam before he was given prophet before he he was given them a form of noble before Allah blessed him with the warning and Revelation. What was his practice? What would you do? So if you know
he's to regularly do what go
Hara cave cave of Hara is in the honey. We're kind of hoping we were in a you Hello.
Being in seclusion became beloved to the messenger of a loss of bodies. These are points brothers and sisters. Like I said, in order to strengthen our human we have to avoid sins. So I took just some things about sins, but there is something else that we can.
Being alone in isolation became beloved to him. What
it used to be even harder when he would visit the Cave of Hira feta Hanafi.
alayan is the word he used to go into the tail of hair and he used to worship a lot on nights on end, in seclusion in isolation. And this is something very important as well in order to increase and strengthen our EMA. Right? We need to spend some time Take time on it. We live in a busy, busy we have busy lives, busy lifestyles, especially in cities like London, where everything's on the go and everyone's moving, and even university life and just generally
take some time out reflect ponder, meditate, reflection. This helps a person's happiness
along with the practicing of Islam, think about the Quran is filled with verses telling us to contemplate, to reflect to ponder
it's full, the Quran is filled with verses we need to think sometimes think to ourselves, you know, five minutes a day 10 minutes at least 10 minutes brains. So, with my degree and master's degree and postgraduate and you know, what are all these different degrees of insanity which is going hungry now we need to be successful Muslims and Muslims, but 1015 minutes a day, along with the praise, meditation, reflection, pondering contemplation,
think to yourselves, we should think sometimes you think you know there was a time I was not in this world. I came into existence from non existence. I was created from a drop of sperm. Many human verses in the Quran surah
Adam yaku not further
wasn't as human, a drop of sperm from Atlanta.
So, when you think about these things, think about your own self meditate was wolfy unfrozen Come on, don't you see in your own self. Every now is just just know your name one day
Seriously imagine hey how it goes and you know the research behind it as well there are people in medicine who actually have to find some facts and things of medicine and seeing Islam that became Muslims studying the Quran in medicine. One night just go outside in the middle of you know, in the park use shampoo send me into some nice poxy and nothing is go to a park and just sleep and just look at the stars. Just look just think about look and reflect ponder and think about what you've studied in astronomy. The Messenger of Allah Maha you cinema needs to wake up for the salata dejan am will lead worship in the middle of the night. He used to look at the heavens to cut the stars and
the moon and he's to contemplate and he would read this these verses from the Quran. This isn't enough you have a summer was one of the most elaborate lady one out there is
a luxurious guru
in West Africa heard the semi well you will.
So rather than trying to translate, but he's to recite these verses about the heavens above the earth,
looking at our own self contemplation
this helps strengthen our mind. This helps look at the animals. Just animals imagine I mean I have this, you know, liking for animals, I love visiting zoos and Safari parks and I just love animals. It's just amazing creation of all not just those animals which are under the water 1000s of different types of species.
These are things that will help us strengthen our human strength and our key. And then
in terms of concentration and deliberation, we need to also start having
concentration or worshipping of Allah when we offer Savita concentration. This is what we call
our Salah should be with full devotion, our prayer when we worship Allah when we worshiping, you know, along with full conviction,
thought there are three levels of horseshoe scholars say that the greatest level is that what the first level is that you know that you're praying?
Even if you get that today, it's it's good enough? Because when we start we don't realize the presence when the mom says
Well, yeah, you know,
at least that level that's that's the basic level that we know we pray, when you go you know that you're in this moment in time. Imagine seriously we know our brothers and sisters of course, it's not not so something subordinate because we do it everyday we take it for granted. You know, it's imagined you know, we do Just imagine imagine if you were like standing in front of a king or someone
like this, that's how you're in front of your load bill in front of our load. A lot to imagine
whether you pass here or here whatever Don't worry, that's not the debate to go into. The issue is what have concentration. The problem today is that people you don't know Coronavirus is boy
Ancelotti himself who won't destruction beer to those who pray who he is in the prayer, right? You know, you're praying salah and the person next to you if you know we were watching whether his feet are here or here or whether he's building his finger or not doing his finger, we're more concerned about his so how can we have
seen how crucial if we are fully devoted, I will even know who is standing next to me later on when he's doing this or this or whatever. I don't know what he's doing. I'm so engrossed in my Salah in my prayer. But that's what
is two feet in it feels like once you're praying next to your brother,
always the Messenger of
Allah. So he was doing his finger in a different way from mine.
First basic level is what I'm going to end in another few minutes because I said I promised you 10 per server and we'll move on if you can't break the promise.
Rossing first level, second level is
the second level is to know the meanings are important to know the meanings if you know this will help if you're reading you know if
you know what you're saying, you know understand you're talking to a lot when you're when you're bowing down before you load and crater you say some harder rock be glorified migrate majestic load. Samia Allahu Mohammed is in Okinawa is the one who praises it. He said often Allah can handle
My note our load yes for you. It's great. You're saying you're speaking, you know, it's not sinful anything but seriously, you know, if not knowing the meanings and reading is like for example,
you talk to somebody in a language that you don't understand anything. I'm speaking to you mostly in
Turkey, I definitely was part of a good example. Yeah, I've just got some things here written a few things. And I'm telling you somebody just told me dictated to me and I'm sad to lose your job or whatever. Yeah.
I'm just saying.
It doesn't make one word sense to me. That's how it is primed to a lot of talking to but we don't understand what we think.
Take it, don't feel important. I feel very strong about knowing what we are reading in Salah do are you in prayer after the shoot the Sherwood after Salah was on the Messenger of Allah Listen, it's time to make dua out in prayer, you know, the most important time. More important after we do the salon is
before salon more important. And it's not only something ritual,
you can make news from the Quran and Sunnah. You can spend by yourself 710 minutes, or
an hour, half an hour.
Anything you can make, as long as it's prescribed, you can start small, you know, I saw that sister universities.
But it has to be.
So that's the second level, knowing what you're reading. And level three is the level of worship as you'll see as the level of
concentration inside. And lastly, concentration. Think sorry, lastly, talking about before the last point about this concentration,
thinking about death. This is again meditation, we talked about meditation, meditation about ourselves, about the heavens about things around us. And then meditation in concentration in prayer. And then thinking about
Cassie will emphasize
some of the changes that's from the Norwegian as a honey. But there's another very strong Hadith
that constantly excessively remember dead that cuts off all patients think, what's the average lifespan? 5630? How many years do I have left? 25. Because if I get 25 years extra from 35, I've got 25 years 5060 average, now is about 60 is average.
Everyone's cool Do
we have to constantly everyday
think if we think about that everyday, live life in this world as No, we're gonna live here forever. And I'm literally doing the
work for this world. For as long as you don't live in this world and work for your next life for the duration you live there. That is eternity, which work from the next slide in relation to this. Think about that. Because you know, when we young we don't think about it. People just right now I know somebody who's 2324 people in their 20s and passio live in this world. There's no guarantee even if you get the full, average maximum 6070. If somebody told me this story, okay, personally, somebody told me that you will live for 500 years guaranteed, I probably dedicate a lot of my time for the dunya even if somebody goes to be fabulous, and he said,
no guarantee, work for them. Think about it.
And lastly, one really good thing that really has a positive impact in our freedom is the recitation of the book of law, or
everyday in your life in Arabic, learn how to read Arabic because there's special rewards in Arabic, because the language itself is sanctified, right? Learn along with trying to understand the meanings of course, try to understand the meanings as well. With the foot code with the double with infection with concentration. If you can't take a lot of time out. Five minutes, the best time is in the morning. Wake up with a lot of pleasure. Start your day off with the recitation of the book of oma are famous for that even locations in the late 80s or an infection. The Quran recited in a version in the morning time, kind of a shoe that's attended while attended by the angels. It's a very
tranquil time. The time the morning is beautiful. It's not the dates man the night it's just slightly you know, light and the birds are singing and it's just beautiful. Go to a tranquil place. Open the book of Allah to yourself and read one page every single day in your life. And you'll see the difference in sha Allah Tada. These are some of the steps
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