Channel: Muiz Bukhary
Friday sermon delivered by Sheikh Muiz Bukhary at the Wellawatte Jumuah Mosque in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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smilla rahmanir rahim
al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa Sallim wa ala Shafi nambia evil mousseline. Now VG Now have you been our karate ioannina Mohammed bin Abdullah? Allah He while he was happy he of Belo Salatu automata asleep in my bed
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All praise and thanks to Almighty Allah subhana wa tada who is our Creator, sustain and nourish, protect and cure. We ask him the almighty the Lord of all worlds the exalted to shaba his choices of blessings and salutations upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of
my dear respected brothers in Islam, first and foremost, I advised myself I remind myself, I admonish myself and then all of you all present here to adopt a life of taqwa. And that is to be conscious of your maker, to be aware of him, during every single second of our lives, if we wish to attain success in this world, as well as the hereafter May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all from the people of taqwa. And may He make us from the victorious and successful ones in this world as well as the next. I mean,
the topic for today's seminar
is the condition of the heart.
Now, I know it's a gloomy day. I know we have been experiencing a bad spell of weather, we pray, all law, Let the rain fall upon us in a beneficial way. I mean, Let the rain not fall upon us in a destructive way. That did not destroy our people. May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us all safe, and He forgive our sins. I mean, he accept our good deeds. I mean,
when talking about the heart,
Oh, and before I delve into the content, there's something else that I would like to touch on at the inception. And that is in regards to the importance of this platform.
The platform that I'm speaking from this pulpit, the minbar you know, you and I as believers as people of faith, it serves as a reminder, because perhaps you have been coming for so many Friday sermons, that we tend to take it for granted. But do you know this was established during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And until today, has Jumeirah ever been called off? No, it has been happening for more than 14 centuries of Hana law and it is an extremely powerful platform. Yes, you can derive spiritual spirituality from other Amal Of course, no doubt, but this weekly, Riba actually actor very bad that we involve ourselves in it is a powerful actor very bad.
It is an act of Riba that recharges our Eman. it recharges the spirituality levels of ours.
It rekindles the flame of a man of faith in our hearts
and the platform that I am speaking from these are not my words. These are not my words. I am nobody.
I am no one.
Allah subhanho wa Taala has appointed me and I am merely an instrument to convey the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala merely on him
instrument so don't look at me. Listen to the words attentively. These are not my words. It was the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala that I should be delivering the sermon. And the fact that I have chosen this topic, the content that I've prepared, it's nothing from me Subhana Allah, nothing at all. It is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. When I read if I read Surah Fatiha at the beginning for a specific purpose, and it's connected to this as well. Are those my words? And I read Sokol, Fatiha those words, those powerful words, are they my words? Are you going to be like Oh, so and so is reading circle five? That's it? No. These are the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala regardless of who
the words of our makers to kind of haunts Allah.
So therefore, we should pay an attentive ear, firstly, to the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then to the words of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when I hide these ashia just imagine, just think of it this way. Think of the companions think of the Sahaba as they were seated in the gathering of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would you think of them, as you know, sitting regardless or heedless, sleeping in the congregation is looking they're looking here, waiting, looking at the clock waiting for the sermon to come to an end. When Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was talking.
This is the same respect. I'm not expecting it from you towards me. I'm expecting it from us to the words of the prophets of Allah while he when he was when I say a call and be useful among Wiley when he was a lamp. It is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaking when I say called alma huhtala, vikita he'll carry when I say Allah states, Allah, the Almighty states in the normal course. It is a law speech. So Panama Colombia law.
So therefore, this platform, you shouldn't take it for granted. We shouldn't think of it as a weekly ritual. Where you know, we're driving past a Masjid, we stop, you know, half an hour the hottie was just gonna say whatever he has to say maybe it makes sense maybe doesn't make sense. It's a good opportunity for me to, you know,
catch a quick nap in the power nap before I go on to the next session of the day. Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah, may Allah save us all. We should come in with a pure intention. You and I, we both have to come with pure intentions, me as being the hottie. I have to come with the pure intention that I'm doing this solely for the sake of Allah, I should be thankful and render gratitude and all other allies using me as the instrument to spread his message. And you should come in with the pure intention of recharging your Eman of fulfilling the act of Jumeirah of fulfilling this great sooner the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam This is horrible, it's obligatory we can get away with it.
So we should come with that intention. And when you do come with that intention,
you will see the impact, the positive impact that it
will start rendering in your life as well. As the people connected to you, your family members and others have had the barakaatuh to start flooding your lives. May Allah bless us all I mean, so now coming back to the content in Sharma the hunt. You know when you study through the Quran at the end of the day, we are all students of the Quran. All students of the Quran, no one can say you know what I've mastered the Quran I'm a master in the Quran. I have studied the Tafseer of the Quran from cover to cover no one will say that not even the greatest scholar of our times, no one why because each time you open up the Quran, there's bound to be a brand new and fresh lesson waiting for you if
only you open your eyes and open your hearts towards it. So therefore whenever we open up the Quran, we come across the term heart of hearts. You know the term heart has been mentioned more than 100 times in the Quran. Allah uses different words Allah uses the term called Allah uses the term fu od in the Arabic language. Allah uses that term solder so due to all refer to the heart
and when you look at it from a scientific point of view, you have to understand that Firstly, in terms of the heart, in the Quran, as well as the Hadees before I go on with the scientific point of view, in the Quran, in the India, Heidi, there are references to the heart, in its physical sense and in its spiritual sense as well. The physical heart is spoken about and then the spiritual heart is spoken about as well. Now talking about the physical heart, if we look at it from a scientific point of view, some of us are of the opinion
or even in science when you look at it in science, there is a division division. There are two schools of thought. There are some who think that the heart is just a pump.
That pumps blood,
your heart, just pumps blood and then that's it. That's the only function of the heart. It's just a pump that is pumping blood throughout your body. If ever your heart were to stop, we would call it a heart attack or cardiac arrest and you would fall down dead.
There's another school of thought
that considers and deems the heart to be able to perceive and feel things just like your brain. And at times, they go on to say that it feels even more than your brains have handled.
Because Come to think of it, we all have the opinion that the brain is what does everything right? It's the thing that thinks you perceive through your brain emotions or through you know, flooded in your brain, feelings in your brain. And when you look at the heart is just a piece of flesh that's pumping blood. But this school of thought deems the heart to be connected to the brain. These scientists, these doctors, these Reacher researchers, they say that the heart, the brain, and the body all work together in concert together.
And this is what is highlighted in the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam as well. And this is something that was revealed again, 1400 odd years ago, before all of this research, research was done. In regards to the heart, Allah talks about the heart in so many places, not about the brain. Yes, somebody has mentioned the brain of Allah.
Allah asks, Do you all not use your intellect? Do you all not think alcohol has been mentioned? Yes. But more than that, Allah talks about the heart repeatedly faithfully obey Him.
in their hearts, there is a sickness, USB Sufi sudo in us, Allah talks about the devil, the retreating whisperer, who whispers in the hearts of mankind
will levy Allah Sakina It is he who sends down Sakina momineen in the hearts of the believers Sakina in the sense tranquility, peace in the hearts of the believers.
Like I said, more than 100 is the talk about the heart repeatedly the heart, the heart, the heart. So Hannah,
and then let's look at the a Hadith of the prophets of the lung while evaluate Salah once again, this is the Prophet talking
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in a particular study along the lines of these words, Allah were in Sheffield just set the model for
either silo hut. Solihull just had to couldn't do what either first said that first said that it just said you could
know that in the body of an individual. Phil just said the model there is a piece of flesh, either solid, solid, or just a token. If that piece of flesh is good, if that piece of flesh is upright, then the entire body of that individual will be upright will remain upright and will be good. Only goodness will radiate and come out from the body of that individual will either fester. If that piece of flesh goes bad if it becomes a rotten, if it becomes spoiled, fester, they'll just have to collude. Then the entire body of that individual becomes the rotten becomes evil and only evil will come out from the body of that individual. What is this piece of flesh? Hello here. It is the heart.
It is the heart.
And when talking about taqwa we all know
how great taqwa is. We are all striving for taqwa in Ll macduffie. nama files Allah says in the Quran surah to never that indeed for the people of taqwa is Mufasa his victory
for dunya Allah in this world as well as the next
Do you know where the seat of taqwa is? In another Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said a taco Hakuna Matata Hakuna a taco Hakuna washa Isla de Sala,
he's reported to have said taco is over here. Taco is over here. Taco is over here. And he is reported to have pointed towards his chest towards his father towards his heart trice Salawat Marlin.
So from this and many other hobbies, we understand that the heart is not just a physical pump, but it's much more than that. And this is why even in English
do we ask people have you by brain the Quran
do we say by brain
Or by heart. We ask have you by heart at the foreign?
Why do we say, you know, when a person is suffering from emotional pain, he says, you know I'm suffering from a heart ache, not a brain ache or a headache. He says heart ache, because emotions are connected to your heart. You feel the pain here in your heart. Yes, you do suffer from headaches as well. But the pain is felt a lot here. Okay, maybe you can say because of the adrenaline and because of the chemicals that run through your body and whatnot. But still, we understand that the heart is connected in a strong way. There have been even researchers who have stated that after certain heart transplants, after certain cases of heart transplants, after the heart was
transplanted into the second individual, the one who was receiving the transplant. He has been reported to have adopted certain likes certain cravings, certain desires, certain talents and abilities of the former individual of the donor Subhana Allah, not through a brain transplant through a heart transplant. So sometimes it's difficult to fathom his difficulty per se but our maker, he says the Koran that the heart has moved to it and we believe in it, no questions asked. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Amaya anticline in Hawaii. He does not speak out of his own desires but he speaks his divine revelation from Allah Subhana Medina, he says that the heart has
motivated we believe in Him Salama while evaluation. Science will keep changing. You know, one day Pluto exists and the next day Pluto does not exist. This is science from a man's perspective.
But the maker, he doesn't make mistakes. He's the one who engineered us. He's the one who created us. He's the one who gave us this brain to think as a surgeon. Now interestingly, we have another hobby that I would like to share with you all. This hobby has been reported by Abu Sayyaf rhodiola one, it has been recorded in the Muslim female Muhammad Rahim Allah, the Sahaba. It goes on to say that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is reported to have said outcome a con la salatu salam along the lines of these words.
had sort of four types, hearts of four types.
Again, not my words, not your words, not some cardiologists words, not some doctors words. Not some scholars words, not some imams words,
not some scientists words, the words of Mohammed. Remember, I mentioned his beautiful name.
He says I'll kulu Our hearts are four types of blue
hearts of four types.
called born a gerada fee Miss Lucy Raji used here. So
the first type is the polished heart.
A polished heart shining like a radiant lamp, shining like a radiant lamp.
number one. Number two
called goon Avila mirboo tunnel alveda.
Heart number two is a heart that is sealed, covered a sealed and covered heart. And it is a heart that is tied around it in the sense or not is tied around it. It's sealed. It's covered. It's covered up and there is a knot tied around it. No opening whatsoever. That's hard. Number two. Heart number three. collarbone. Mancusi. A heart that is upside down. So Panama, a heart that is upside down collarbone. mkuze upside down. Heart number four. The last type called bone most of
a heart that is wrapped up. It is wrapped up. It's just wrapped up not sealed, but wrapped up. Now let me explain. Because the Hadees goes on. And the Prophet Allah Islam goes on to explain who are the owners of these hearts, four types of hearts. Now who are they connected to? Or who are the owners of these hearts?
The first type, I'm sure it's easy, polished and shining like a radiant land. This heart belongs to a believe.
May Allah bless us all with hearts like that. I mean, a polished heart shining like a radiant plant. Think of a lamp that you have with light spreading. Four Corners. What a bright and radiant heart. It can be gloomy weather. It can be bad weather, it can be sunny, it can be cloudy. It can be during times of prosperity, it can be during times
of Baraka, it can be during times of testing trials and challenges, this heart burns bright. The light does not diminish the faith in Allah does not drop. This is the heart of a believer. It's always strong.
It's always strong.
Come what made this heart is strong, it's ready to face whatever it is because this heart is connected to Allah. No one, nothing can break this heart.
Why? Because this individual has not given his or her heart to anybody to break his heart with his with Allah. So if his or her heart is with Allah who can break his heart, if your heart is with Allah, if you give your heart, if you give your heart to a creation,
if you give your heart to someone, if you give you a heart to your business, if you give your heart to something, that thing can break your heart.
And you're going to feel depressed, you're going to suffer from heart ache, you're going to feel pain, you're going to feel all these negative feelings. But if your heart is with Allah, if your heart is connected, and if it is with Allah, Who can break your heart, people cannot break your heart. things cannot break your heart. Situations cannot break your heart. Circumstances cannot break your heart. And this used to be the case of the prophets and the pious people of the past Subhana Allah nothing made them waver because their hearts were with Allah.
They were put through so many trials, so many tests, so many challenges, but we see them smiling through them.
Because their hearts were connected with a loss of animal into you and I, we face the slightest loss, the slightest trial, the slightest difficulty and bam, you're on the ground. Because our hearts are floundering here. You and I both May Allah help us to connect our hearts to him. So behind Amazon.
Heart number two, the heart that is sealed and has a knot tied around it. This is the heart of the disbelievers as Allah says in the Koran holtermann lohana pulumi him while
hatami Allah, Allah, Allah has seen their hearts. Allah has seen
him while a Sumerian while beside him. Their hearing has been sealed. The eyesight has been sealed position.
A tight ceiling. There's no opportunity, no chance of opening it for them. Their hearts have been sealed off from goodness. The eyes have been sealed. In a sense they're not blind, they can see but they can't see goodness. They can't see goodness. all they see is doubt. all they see is badness, all they see is evil. all they see is negativity.
Some I hope they can hear they're not deaf, but they can't hear goodness. All they hear is bad malice, a facade. This is the heart of the disbelievers. The heart that is drowning in coffee, rejecting Allah subhanho wa Taala questioning the existence of Allah subhanho wa Taala the heart wherein the devil lives shaitaan lives in that heart.
Because what did the Prophet sallallahu Sallam say in regards to Stefan, he he measured them? He runs in your blood shape and runs in our blood. If you make your heart I mentioned for shebang. He gets free lodging. He is going to stay in your heart USB Sufi pseudo rhenus Allah says in Surah NAS What about your time
that he whispers in your heart?
That's the heart that has been sealed off. Heart number three heart that is upside down. This is the heart of a Manasa. hypocrite. And why is it upside down? Because this heart
has attained knowledge. This heart knows that Allah is the true God. This heart knows that the teachings of Mohammed said a long while ago that he was sitting at the true teachings but this heart refuses to accept it. So this heart is upside down, upside down. It's two faced.
This individual is two faced. He shows one face to the public and he has another face to himself. He acts like a good person but in reality he's a bad person. In reality, so many toxic elements hiding and lurking within him. May Allah save us all.
And the final heart is the heart that's wrapped up. And the prophets that alone while he was adamant on to say that this is the heart
Where the two things are there, Eman? And Nisha. You have faith in the heart of that individual and you also have hypocrisy in the heart of that individual. If you work towards faith, then his faith grows like a plant being watered by pure waters of Hanover. by pure water if you pure innocence if you pour water, pure water over a plant, Herb it grows. And on the other hand, the farm is like an ulcer that thrives on blood and pass. If you allow the hypocrisy if you allow the network to grow, then that will grow. If you allow the faith to grow, then faith will grow.
This is the heart that is sick, if you will, it needs treatment. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us.
Therefore my dear brothers in Islam, see you have to understand that your heart is such a special place, a place where only Allah can be in it alized the love for Allah Subhana Horta, nothing else you can't have anything else you can't have chevonne in it. You can't have the likings of the devil in it. No only the love for Allah subhanho wa Taala and by extension when you love Allah you love Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the teachings of the prophets are the long wily radiocentre this is what penetrates into your heart.
Because you see,
this is the only thing that would benefit you.
There are two things that are headed your way. Whether you like it or not.
Two things, one is death.
Could Do not send die for not every soul shall inevitabilities death. You can be an emperor. You can be a ruler. You can be a businessman. You can be the richest person on the face of this earth you can escape death. I inomata kuno you the ric kumal mount, wherever you are depth will reach you are a quantum field Guruji macheda even if you are in 45 towers, let's say you build a bunker for yourself. You know like how these precedents do you build a bunker that is bomb proof this proof that proof and you go and hide inside there and you think to yourself medical mouth will never come here
and he will come at the appointed time.
That is his job. That is his duty. And he is an angel liahona la Hama Amara home WiFi Luna marone they never ever disobey Allah He will execute the command of a loss of Hannah Montana
and he doesn't come alone. He comes with other angels he has a team.
The long hadith of Bharara the other one.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam describes the scene of death,
when the soul is a good soul. molekule mouth comes with his team of angels and there will be so many angels they will be until we are your eyes can see and they will come to extract the soul of this individual if it is a good soul. The soul will come out beautifully. molecule mouth and his angels who come to take the soul will come in a pleasant and beautiful form to welcome the soul.
And the soul will come out from the body of that individual like a droplet of water comes out from a pitcher from a jug when you pour it out. How does the water come out? effortlessly the soul will come out. But you have to understand that there is Sakharov whether you like it or not?
None of us no one can escape it. If the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam felt it. Who are we remember, when he was on his deathbed? His head his blessed head was on the lap of our beloved mother, Aisha rhodiola Juana and what did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam say Aisha in Ll mo t Sakura in a lil mo T. Saqqara in Nashville motorcycle. Indeed, indeed. Death has its agonies death has its pros, death has its pains Subhanallah him being the most beloved of creation, the best of creation if he had to go through it, what about you and I, we have to go through May Allah ease our endings and make our endings beautiful, I mean,
nonetheless, if the soul is a good soul, it will come out like a droplet of water coming out from a picture but on the other hand,
as per the hadith of bar of your loved one, if the soul is an evil, so, if it is a bad individual,
then the soul comes out just as how if you
To put a skewer, you know the thing that you use to barbecue, you put your meat on it and you stick it into the fire just as how if you were to put a skewer into wet wool, wet cotton, if you were to stick a skewer into it, and when you pull it out because it's wet wool, wet cotton, it comes out in strands, just like that the soul will not want to come out from the body, it's holding onto the body and it's being extracted outside. In another integration, I think one of our I think it's gonna be a long one who describes it.
It's like a thorny branch being shoved into your body. And the thorns on that branch each turn holding on to one. Think about your nervous system. It's through your nervous system that you feel pain and whatnot,
turns holding on to snagging on to the nerves and then if someone were to pull out the branch, think about the excruciating pain you will experience may Allah say,
that's the pain and evil individual will feel during the throes of death.
And when the soul comes out, if it is a good soul, it is immediately wrapped in beautiful garments, sweet smelling garments, and it is transported up the heavens as it reaches the first heaven, the angels of the first heaven cry out, oh, what a sweet smell, who is this individual who is this righteous individual. And the angels accompanying will introduce introduce this individual by saying this is so and so the son of so and so the son of so and so using good and righteous names and titles to Panama. Heaven after heaven this soul will cross until it crosses the seventh heaven.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala will announce that the soul should be recorded in a book le Yoon where the righteous are recorded, and the soul should be returned to the body because the body has to be buried and the soul will be returned. On the other hand, the evil soul as it comes out, it will be wrapped in shabby and bad garments that have bad stench and the soul itself will emit a bad smell. It'll come to the first heaven the angels in the first seven will say what a bad smell, what are bad stench Who is this evil individual, it will be said that this is the individual so and so the son of so and so the son of so and so the angels that that heaven will say entry is not granted
entry is not granted for this individual they will barricade the way
and at that point it will be announced this soul will be recorded in the book where all the criminals, the wrongdoer, the wrongdoers the transgressors are recorded, and let the soul be returned to the body.
And then my dear brothers in Islam, when the body is being transported to the graveyard, I want you all to think of it this way, put yourselves in the body of the janazah You are the janessa you are being transported to the graveyard.
Sometimes, you know when we when we accompany the janessa sometimes we think to ourselves, I have thought to myself, if only this gentleman could speak now. If only it could speak now what tells it would have to tell us Panama
but we can't hear the Genesis speak but do you know
that even though you cannot hear the Genesis speak the Genesis is speaking
as per the authentic hadith of the prophets of Allah while you already were Selim when our righteous janazah is being taken.
The janazah cries out
hurry me hurry take me quickly. Take me quickly. Why? Because this body this soul wants to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala it's ready to meet a lot. On the other hand, if it is an evil soul it cries out Warby and to you Where are you taking me Don't take me Don't take me Don't take me it cries out.
And then in the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, it is out of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. along the lines of these words, it is at the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he has decreed that we should not hear the shrieking, the lamenting, and the grieving of the janazah. For if we were to hear it, we would go mad.
Every single creation hears it except for mankind and jinn kind we have been decreed not to hear it.
Because think of it. If you're accompanying a janazah and you're hearing the Genesis shriek and lament and grieve. Don't you think you would go mad you would not be able to retain your sanity. So Hannah
and then my dear brothers in Islam.
You know in regards to the description of the grave there are many many Hadith that talk about the grave expanding the talk about the grave constricting when a righteous individual is buried. The grave expands. A window is opened out to Jenna. He is dressed in garments from Jenna
The questioning happens in the grave. But if a bad individual is buried, the grave narrows itself and constricts itself so much to the extent that his ribs interlocked with the other ribs.
When these descriptions are mentioned
there are certain intellectuals Mashallah
they come up and then I
these are all fairy tales. These are all fairy tales. We see the grave is nothing but a hole. You tell us that the grave expands we don't see the grave expanding. You say the grave constricts itself we don't see the grave constricting itself. You say that a window is opened out to Jen now we don't see the window opening it opening itself out. So from where are you coming up with these tiles?
Now coming back to the heart.
You have your brain you have your heart, your brain, there's alcohol involved, your intellect. Islam does not negate using your Apple it really encourages you to use your Apple like I said, Allah says in the Quran alone. Why don't you use your aka your intellect? Use your uncle all you want, but make sure that it does not contradict with the Quran and the Sunnah. Today, there are many people who are using the apple to question the existence of God, you know what I feel like God does not exist. It's the apple, they have started to worship the apple, the Apple has become their God now, don't worship your Apple, to the extent where you start dismissing the Scripture, dismissing the words of Allah
dismissing the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. don't worship your Apple that much.
Let me give you an example. In regards to the grave, right.
We're living in 2017.
We're living in 2017, almost 2018.
And this year, or maybe last year, there have been a lot of developments in technology known as VR
In the past, it used to be a bit complicated to experience it, you would have to go to a dedicated virtual reality center to experience the simulation of virtual reality. But today, it has become so easy that all you need is a pair of VR goggles, virtual reality goggles, and you can slide in your phone. And in a way, in a basic way you can experience virtual reality. If you want to enhance the experience, you can purchase a dedicated virtual reality device which is not too expensive. You have the Oculus Rift, you have PlayStation putting it out, it's not too expensive. When I say expensive, I mean in comparison to years back now it's becoming cheaper and cheaper.
So people what happens is in their bedrooms, they put on this gadget this device, and they can experience the simulation of a program. You are in your bedroom, you can experience the simulation of a haunted house, you are in your bedroom, you can experience the simulation of a roller coaster ride, you are in your bedroom, you can experience the simulation of skateboarding, you can experience all these simulations, being in the comfort of your bedroom. You know, when you look maybe later on if you want to, you know find out about this you can watch on YouTube, you can check reviews of people experiencing the simulation, it kind of looks crazy. They are in their bedroom,
okay, there is this person in the bedroom, he's wearing the goggles, and he's experiencing the simulation of a haunted house. So suddenly in the bedroom, he screams and he's running away. Why? Because a ghost is coming. There's no ghost in the in the simulation. In the program, there is a ghost he's screaming, suddenly he sees a dead baby at his feet. He screams out Ah because he's seen it in the virtual reality simulation.
If Allah can give men
the intellect, the brain to come up with these technologies, where you wear a goggles, and you go into another world. You experiencing a roller coaster ride, you feel goosebumps, you start to sweat, you feel the adrenaline pulsing through your body, all the emotions are real. It's almost as if you are really, really experiencing a roller coaster ride. It used to be 10 ATP, and now they're gonna come up with 4k definition. 4000 pixels is going to look so real.
If Allah can give me a man, the brains to come up with this technology, you think it's difficult for Allah to make you experience all of that in the grave? You think it's difficult for for a lot to open out a window to Jenna.
You think it's difficult? It's nothing for Allah. And how dare we question the maker when they come
with virtual reality, everybody believes it. Oh, yeah. What a lovely technology and it's, it's lovely, we believe in it. Nobody will say, Oh, it's a lie. You know, he's wearing the goggles and he's acting. Now. Why? Because you can wear the goggles and experience it yourself. But in regards to the grave, we tend to question SubhanAllah. This Is Us worshipping our intellect, worshiping our intellect.
And this is the battle between your brain and your heart. At times, your heart wants to believe that your brain comes in and interferes. Listen to your heart.
Coming back to the heart. What did I say? Two inevitable realities. That the other thing is that they have to look around you look at the natural disasters. Look at the way the world has been set up today. If you study the signs of the day of karma, you will come to a quick conclusion that it's just around the corner 1400 years ago, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam split the moon into two by the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah revealed an ayah a porta robertis.
The hour, the day of the AMA has drawn close and the moon has been left asunder the moon has split into two. The splitting of the moon into two was from the minus signs of the day of the AMA that have already taken place. Now what did Allah Allah say 1400 years ago, Allah said that the day of the AMA has come close then think about now Subhana Allah is just around the corner and my dear brothers in Islam. It's not a day that you should take lightly. It's a horrifying day, a horrifying day. When you go through the description of the day of the AMA different segments, different parts of the day of the AMA, every single part is filled with horror, the questioning that will take place
the grilling that you will have to go through every single thing is so scary and Allah says yo mela, young Pharaoh Malou Allah by noon, it will be a day when your children will not benefit you you can have a dynasty but it will not benefit you. You can have wealth. You can have assets, you can have properties, you can have towers, buildings, cars, whatever it may be, it will not benefit you. The only thing that will benefit you on that day in Ottawa because you've been selling a sound and righteous heart that is the only thing that will benefit you.
In the grave. It will be your deeds
as it is in Muslim if I'm not mistaken, three things accompany and so the Allahu anhu states the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam three things accompany an individual to the grave three things a hell mile Amel. Your family, your loved ones, your friends, the ones close to you, they accompany you, your man your wealth is still with you as you're making your way to the grave and your deeds to things returned back your health, your family your loved ones your friends, they return back Tell me
when you die
and when you are put in your grave.
Do you think your father will come and pitch camp by your grave and live by your grave forever? Do you think your wife will get into the grave and sleep with you because she loves you so much. Do you think your children will get into the grave and stay with you because they love you so much.
No one will stay with you everybody will return before night falls and you are going to be left alone alone alone you yourself
your wealth your net worth can be billions today. Hypothetically, let's say you're richer than Bill Gates, Mashallah.
You think you can take even a penny with you inside the grave you think can fit an air conditioner inside for you in the grave the fastest fiber optics Wi Fi connection inside the grave for you to check your Facebook newsfeed nothing. The only thing that you will take with you your caffeine, your shroud, and at times that too might be purchased by someone else unless you've already purchased it and kept it ready for yourself.
That's the reality of life. What about your Lv belt? What about your
gadgets myself included? You know we are so materialistically driven now, we forget that we're gonna go to the grave. You won't take your watch with you. You won't take your clothes with you nothing
and what will remain and the wealth will return back and you know what your inheritors will start to enjoy it. That's the reality you know something
on your way back home, all of you. Just think take a snapshot of the wealth that you own
Each one knows what the what I own
and tell yourself, all of that does not belong to me.
It belongs to my inheritance. Why? On your way home, you can die. And who's going to get the wealth, your inheritance, your wife will get your wealth, your children will get your wealth.
They're going to inherit it. It's not yours. You think it's yours. You think the bank account name is the Swiss bank account name is under your name. Wherever your money is, it's going to your inheritors. Nothing belongs to you. You're not going to take it with you to the grave. That's the reality of life. The only thing that will remain with you in the grave, Amel, your good deeds, your good deeds. Now saying, how much of time are you spending with your good deeds? How much of good deeds have you done? How much have you worked on purifying your heart?
today we don't care. We let negative emotions rule over our hearts.
We love talking bad about others. We enjoy it. We love lying. We love disobeying the commandments of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We love harboring jealousy and envy. We know all these are things that have been prohibited and spoken badly against by the prophets or allamani when he was selling them, but yet we indulge in it.
And most of the time, it's because of our own weaknesses. If you really put all these things into perspective, and if you come if you realize these two realities, death and the day of Korea is just around the corner you won't have time for anything else. My dear brothers in Islam 2017 is coming to an end 2018 is going to start and then you just have five months for the month of Ramadan.
Look at how Time Is Flying? Do you really have time to be bothered about others? These people are going to leave you after putting you in your grave and you're talking bad about them. Leave them focus on yourself. Focus on saving yourself and your family from the burning fire of jahannam. Think about the day of the AMA think about the questioning by Allah subhanho wa Taala think about crossing the Sirat the bridge, you have gender right in front of you before agenda you have the fountain, the house where you're going to drink from the hands of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but yet you have to cross the bridge and when you look down
you see black flames leaping out because jahannam is not orange in color. jahannam Hell is black in color. The fire of janome was kindled 1000 years, 1000 years 1000 years and he kept changing color until it is black, intense black in color so intense the heat and the phrase will leap out because jahannam can speak highly magazine has the message are there more people to put in me a demo people to put in me and you have to cross this bridge that is thinner than a half sharper than a razor blade. There will be some people who will cross in the twinkling of an eye. Some people will cross like a lightning flash. Some people will cross like a gust of wind. Some people will cross like
riding on an animal riding on a beast. Some will cross like they're running on their feet. Some will cross walking, some will cross tumbling, some will cross crawling, and they will fall into Johanna.
Think about it you made it to the finishing line. You can see Jenna in front of you. You can see the delights the pleasures of Jenna and then you fall into jahannam what a loss. What else?
So my dear brothers in Islam. Let's get our priorities straight. Let's fixate our focus towards
Let's work hard towards purifying our hearts and doing as many good deeds as possible. Focus on yourself Worry about yourself. Allah says no ferrania will Edina Amano Kusama alikum narrow save yourself and your family from the fire of jahannam. Focus on that and work hard towards that.
I leave you with that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our sins, we pray ALLAH forgive our sins, or Allah accept our good deeds. Will Allah bless each and every one of us here and just as how we prayed the beginning all law Let not rain fall in a destructive manner. Let the rain fall if it is to fall in a beneficial way. Let it not ruin us Let it not destroy us. We are weak we commit sins but do not destroy us. Allah. Allah forgive our sins help us to become closer to you, your Allah help us to purify our hearts help us to fill our hearts with positive elements. Help us to think good of others. Help us to stop talking bad about others. Help us to step back
biting about others. Help us to purge all the negative feelings like jealousy, envy and other toxic elements from our hearts. Help us to worship you in the best of ways, or Allah fill our hearts with sincerity with the class, fill our hearts with a man make our hearts be polished and shining like radiant lamps will allow you are the light of the heavens fill our hearts with light and distance us from sins. Will Allah fill our hearts with love towards one another and fill our hearts with good feelings towards one another keep us united as the owner of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and yeah Allah just as how you united the united us here in this Masjid. And just as how you unite us in
other places, please unite us in the gardens of Jenna with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah bless us all with the opportunity to drink from the blesser hands of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at the how. I mean we're gonna come to the law here behind me