Channel: Muiz Bukhary
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Mila here Rahman Al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen
wa sallahu wa Sallim wa ala Shroff Colombia un mursaleen Nabina. Habib been our karate our union and Mohammed bin Abdullah
I lay he while early he was happy he have low self esteem and my bad for quadropod Allahu tabarka with a high fee for only Hila disease, but to be let him in a shaytani r rajim
Bismillah Hiro man your Mahi when Elijah me either.
One Love saw him boom. mama mama mama
in Houma in YUI Yo,
I lemma Shadi
the Marathi festival still
want one being an awful thing.
So I'm Madonna
for Kanna Baba Hosseini. Oh, Dana, for Oh Ha Ha Isla de heme
maca better for
We begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala we ask him the almighty the Lord of all worlds the exalted to send his choices of blessings and salutations upon the final messenger. 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 karma, we hope to touch on something that is of utmost importance.
And it has a lot to do with the life of the hereafter.
This reminder has a lot to do with the life of the hereafter. We start off by praying by making the case that Allah Subhana Allah accepts this from us, and that Allah Subhana Allah blesses this digital gathering of eyes. And we pray just as how he has united us from different parts of the country from different parts of the world. Here to talk about the Quran to talk about the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We sincerely pray that he unites us in his beautiful and lofty garden of Jana, I mean,
many brothers and sisters in Islam
with regards to the life of the Hereafter,
I want to remind myself and then all of you all
about something that is inevitable, we are headed towards it. We know for a fact that we are in the latter stages of this worldly life 1400 odd years ago, our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he was alone he educated us, he reminded us that the our is drawing near.
There was this miraculous phenomenon that took place during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
where he split the moon into two by the will of Allah. And when that phenomenon took place, everybody at that time witnessed it, it was a great and very powerful phenomenon.
And Allah azza wa jal he revealed in Surah kamar Katara Betty, sir, to unshackle.
The hour has drawn near and the moon has been split into two has meant left asunder. So 1400 years ago, Allah azza wa jal, he declares that the hour has drawn near. So today, and especially given the signs that we see around us Subhan Allah, you know that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he educated us about the minus signs of the day of paranoia about the major signs of the day of chaos, because there are certain things that you and I we
Do not have knowledge in regards to, we don't know when the deaf term is going to take place. As in precisely we don't have a date. We don't know when it's going to take place. Similarly, you and I, we don't know when we're going to pass away. We don't know when we're going to die.
We can't even assure we can't even guarantee that we would last till the end of this reminder. I can't assure you, I can't guarantee you that I will last till the end of this session. That's how temporary that's how few tile that's how transitory this worldly life is. So eventually, we know through the Quran and through the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam, that after the destruction of the heavens and the earth,
Allah azza wa jal, he will ask.
And Allah says this in the Quran, lumenal model coolie young,
and to whom does mold belong to today? Mark as in Dominion rule, submarine power, authority, to whom does it belong today? Because on that day, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam,
the kings of the world will not exist, the rulers of the world will not exist. The leaders of the world will not exist, every single person who held an office of power will not exist, people of authority will not exist people of influence will not exist people of affluence will not exist. And to Allah will belong all rule all Dominion all power. So that day is heading our way.
It is inevitable and it is imperative it is incumbent upon all of us to prepare for that day. To prepare for that day when we will all stand in front of Allah we will all be made to stand in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala we will be taken into account. And as Amaro the Allah, one who is reported to have said has Cebu and forsaken cabela and to hacer bowtech yourselves into account.
In other words, audit your books before your books will be audited for you. So it's important that we take ourselves into account before we are taken into account on that day we sincerely pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala eases the reckoning upon us, that Allah eases the taking of our accounts, and that Allah blesses us that we get our Book of Records on our right hands, I mean.
So, when talking about the different realms, if you will, you have
do which is the plural of dark,
dark can be translated as an abode.
So, number one, you have dark dunya that is the world the aboard the realm that we are in right now. And then you have dowel bars, the bars,
and then you have the rocker arm.
So now reverser is the one in between the rocker arm daru kharar can be translated as the permanent and eternal abode. We are traveling we are traversing through these abodes. So right now we are in we are at the station, there was dunia our loved ones who have passed away. We pray for them. We pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes their graves into beautiful gardens of Jannah. I mean, we sincerely pray for them, we have gathered to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala to remember the Messenger of Allah, the teachings of the Messenger of Allah and along with that we pray for our loved ones who have passed away we pray for the uncle who has passed away as well sincerely that
Allah grants him he's he's related to all of you in in different ways. We pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala grants him a very high rank in general, for widows, I mean,
so coming back now to the remainder, you have Darryl Darryl dunya, and then the toolbars, darvaza, and then dakara. So the browser has to do with the cover has to do with the cover. Now interestingly, today, you have certain people who try to
reject that will be the right word. They try to reject
the the time that you're going to be spending in the grave. They go on to reject the descriptions of what an individual is going to encounter in the grave. So this is what I was hoping to shed some light on and to establish some clarity.
I'm going to do this based on a few principles. So if you look at Principle number one, I think we need to put
Have a roll call which is the plural of alcohol in his right place. You see some of us, we tend to overdo it with our intellects. We assume and that's the wrong assumption. We assume that everything of the deen has to appeal to our intellect. It has to be rationalized by our intellects. You have to understand my dear brothers and sisters in Islam that our beautiful Deen Islam does not reject the usage of one's intellect of one's alcohol. But it has to be done so within a healthy framework within certain principles, where you do not let your own intellect get the better of you.
Where you do not let your intellect go against the explicit teachings that you have from the Quran. The explicit teachings that you have from the authentic Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa alayhi wasallam. In the Quran, Allah commands us we are asked to make a dartboard in the Arabic language you have the word tetherball. See, you know by just merely reading the Quran, yes, you are rewarded, we have statements of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that tells us for every letter that you are awarded 10 rewards. So for example, when you read Alif Lam meme, you get 30 rewards because Alif Lam Meem is not considered one letter, but rather Alif is one lamb is one and
mean is one. So when one reads Alif Lam Meem he or she gets the T rewards. But along with that, would it suffice to merely pay lip service to the Quran? No, because in many places we see that Allah subhanho wa Taala he encourages the this act of worship known as the De Boer. Allah says in the Quran, a fella yet a dub Barun Al Quran, Allah Allah khudobin aquifer Aloha, do they not make the double over the Quran? Or have they got locks over their hearts? So as you can see it as you can see here, the De Boer is encouraged so what is the bar, the bar is to reflect the W's to ponder and you do this with your intellect. You do this with your Apple so that Apple is encouraged but not to
the extent where you go overboard with your intellect so much to the extent that you now start questioning
you know your beliefs. See, Allah starts off the Quran by saying in total Baccarat
you you read the Quran basically and then you you start off with the circle Baccarat you read Alif Lam Meem the helical Kitab la RAI Buffy hudl lil Mata en la Vina, you may know Nabila vibe. So as you can see, it starts off by highlighting the importance of a man of faith in Allah vibe. And what is the vibe? The vibe is the world of the unseen. Have you ever seen Jenna, have you seen paradise? Have you ever seen jahannam? Have you seen the fire? No. Can you scientifically prove that Jenna exists? Can you scientifically prove that jahannam exists and sometimes it does not appeal to your logic. Okay? But do you? Would you refute it? Now let's talk about the soul. We all know that the
soul exists. And as Allah says in the Quran, yes, aluna Annie rule or Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam they asked you about the Holy Roman umbrella be say that the rule is from the commandments is from the matters of my Lord Rama booty to Manila el mila kalila. And you have not been given all of it knowledge except a very little. So however much we try it. However many technological advancements we have made my dear brothers and sisters Islam, we are going to have very little knowledge about the rule.
We have very little knowledge about the roof. So however much we try to praise our intellects. We know that at a certain juncture, it stalls. It's almost like the processing power is not enough. You know? So it's important to keep reminding ourselves that we shouldn't end up becoming victims of worshipping our own intellects. see a lot of us when we talk about ship, we tell ourselves Oh, you know what, ship? Shark I'm very far away from shark, associating partners and to Allah astok ferula la ilaha illa Allah there is no deity worthy of worship other than Allah. My dear brother, my dear sister, yes, you are aware of sharing. And yes, perhaps you are not associating.
Planets along with Allah you have you're not associated. You're not worshipping the sun along with Allah, you're not worshiping the moon along with Allah. You're not worshipping other astronomical objects along with Allah, you're not worshipping other deities along with Allah, other gods along with Allah. But you may not be aware, you may be heedless of the fact that you are worshiping your own intellect you claim
To be a Muslim you claim to be a believer. But unfortunately we have ended up in the spirit of worshipping our own intellects where we give preference and priority to our own oh cool to the the apple over the knuckle. You see Apple versus knuckle what is knuckle knuckle is the textual evidence that we have from the Quran and the authentic son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So this is Principle number one. Principle number one is that you don't give priority to your own intellect over the textual evidence that you have from the Quran and the Sunnah of the authentic sooner of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, ask yourself,
can you see in the dark, you may be having a 2020 vision, but can you see in the dark, you need light to see in the dark. So my dear brothers and sisters, you need the light of the Quran. You need the light of the authentic sooner of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa ala he was selling
and you have to bear in mind that the Quran and the Sunnah go hand in hand. Today you have people who are trying to do what trying to
discount the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this takes me to Principle number two, I established Principle number one with regards to where we need to place our call our apple when it comes to the dean, that's number one. Number two, what is the relationship of the court of the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa and he was alive there are some of us who quickly who quickly arrive at a at a conclusion where in the event that they don't have an ayah in the Quran regarding a matter. They go on to throw even authentic hadith that we have in regards to that particular matter. Now, obviously with regards to the life of the public, it is established
in the Quran. It is established in the sooner I'm just giving you a hypothetical there are certain people who go on to if they can't find it in the Quran. They disregard the authentic Hadith of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam as well. Look at this hadith that has been recorded in the book of Imam Abu Dawood Rahim Allah and Allah azza wa jal must protect us all the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
I have surely been given the Quran and something like it along with it. Soon, the time will come when a man will recline on his couch, he will relax on his couch saying, only follow the Quran. only follow the Quran, make lawful make halaal what you find in the Quran is Helen and make unlawful what you find in the Quran as being unlawful. In other words that will come people who will recline on their couches and they will say you know what we don't need the sooner just keep the sooner aside, follow the Quran, the Quran would suffice. Look, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has very clearly warned us about such people and about such a time. So it's very important that we be careful
in this regard, that we be very in this regard and that we go to people of knowledge and learn what we do not know instead of contaminating and polluting our minds with doubts.
So with regards to the Quran and the Sunnah very quickly, you have to understand that the relationship of the Quran with the sooner is of three types. Number one is that the Quran and the Sunnah, they coincide and go hand in hand.
What you find in the Koran you will find in this one as well. In other words, were to wait. So they coincide. That's type number one. Type number two is that you will find
whatever is concisely mentioned in the forum, you will find it you will find it in more detail in a more elaborated way in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for example, Allah says in the Quran,
establish prayer. Okay, masala you have the command there to establish prayer. Right. A temple Hajj you have the command to perform Hajj. But how do you pray? How do you perform Hajj? The Bravo salesianum is reputed to have said Sir Luke Mr. Mooney was only pray as you have seen me praying, and then he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam goes on to educate us how to pray. If he said along while you when he was sending him was not sent to teach us we would not know how to pray. We would not know Are we supposed to stand? Are we supposed supposed to bow are we supposed to go down for record? So Jude What do we read in these postures? How many rockhard how many units does every
prayer have? So much of detail has come to us to the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam you take hij What about the rituals of Hajj? Every all of those rituals as per the words of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam who do Annie Manasa come take your rituals from me. So as you can see the second category, whatever is concise in the Quran is expounded.
Through the Sunnah it is elaborated, it is explained in more detail through the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. Now the third category and this is something that maybe a lot of people are not aware of, and you need to make yourself aware about this category. This is the category where the Quran is silent about a matter. And the Sunnah comes in to establish clarity by either declaring that this is lawful, this is permissible, or that this is unlawful, this is impermissible, that this is this is a category that you have to bear in mind. The Quran is silent about it, but the sooner the authentic sooner the Prophet sallallahu Sallam comes in and clearly outlines as to
whether the matter is permissible or impermissible. So, this is a very important area to bear in mind. And now with regards to Principle number three, as we get closer to the end of this reminder, you have like I said earlier on three darts,
three boards that are dunya, darvaza and dharapuram. Now just bear this in mind that in Daraa dunya the world that we are living in right now this worldly life
the cam the laws are on the body and the roof follows me give you a quick example the laws on the body as in the laws are not on the soul per se right is on the body. You are commanded to pray so how do you pray you pray with your body now inshallah Trisha, we will pray, you will stand you will go to Africa, you will go down to sujood. And the soul follows. And what do we mean when we say that? Have you observed yourself? How is your spiritual state after fulfilling a good deed versus after committing an evil one? Is it the same? You have done a good deed? You? Have you assessed how you feel spiritually? And how you feel after you have done something wrong, something bad, something
evil and as your conscience pricks you and as you know that you have wronged you have transgressed the limits of Allah, you know, that feeling versus the feeling after having performed a good deed? Let's say be it sila be CRM, fasting, you know, after a day of fasting as you break your fast, how is your spiritual state after praying Salah tahajjud How is your spiritual state, perhaps late in the night you get a call, there is a family in need. You set out and you go and you help that family and now as you come back home, are you after a project after a good deed, a charitable deed and you're coming back home now. How is your spiritual state perhaps you're tired, you have spent money,
you've you've exhausted your resources. But as you come back home and as you lie on your bed, you can go to sleep in peace Subhan Allah, why because of that
beautiful and nice feeling that you feel spiritually.
So in dunya, it is upon the body and the roof follows. in Alberta that is in the cupboard.
It is on the roof and the body follows.
Now once you understand this, all of these notions, these misconceptions go out of the window. why I'm saying this is because my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, you do have people today who say, Oh, these people have knowledge of these collars. They talk about the grave expanding. They talk about the grave constricting, they talk about the grave becoming a garden from the gardens of Jenna, they talk about the grave becoming a pit from the pits of hell fire. They talk about the pleasures of the grave and the punishments of the grave. They talk about what else the grave expanding so far, they talk about fire, they talk about the horrors of the grave. But how come it's just a hole in the
ground. And sometimes after burying a body, when you when you open up that grave after a period of time the grave has not expanded, the grave has not constricted, it more or less looks the same. So what are they talking? They just seem to be blabbering. You know, you have people who say this. Now my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, you have to understand this principle, that particular door, that particular realm, the laws of it don't apply to the body initially it applies first upon the soul. And then the body follows. Let me give you a quick example.
And before I get into that example, you have to understand that those things that are happening in the grave they are from a higher level of vibe in the first place they are from the world of the unseen. And number two, we who are in this scene, there are two separate realms, two separate realms. So whilst you are in the realm of adonia, you cannot perceive you cannot understand what's happening in the rivers until you go to Darren Bursa.
And a simple example for you to understand this because again, these people say, Oh, you've got two graves. You have a righteous individual in one case
a sinner in the other grave, one is being punished and the other is, you know enjoying the bliss and pleasures of Jenna How can it be so in one burial ground?
A simple example
let's say two people in our in our realm okay in adonia two people are sleeping on a bed
and I am telling you that one of them is sleeping in bliss, in bliss, you know when you were looking at that person, it's almost like that person is in bliss. So calm, so peaceful.
Whilst when you go to the other side of the bed, the other person is struggling and flailing and you know, you can see beads of sweat on his or her forehead, and you can see a lot of pain etched on that person's face. But the two of them are sleeping on the same bed. But how come one is in so much of bliss, so much of happiness, so much of security, so much of safety, whilst the other is in so much of horror, so much of pain, how the two of them are witnessing two different dreams.
And now us We are the observers can we experience those dreams, we cannot experience those dreams. Let's say perhaps one is in a beautiful palace with luxurious food with his family with in a beautiful garden a beautiful meadow. He is frolicking his merrymaking and he's enjoying his dream.
Let's say the other person is in the middle of a fire with venomous animals, reptiles and scary things going on. We the passive observers we cannot indulgent those dreams nor can we even feel the pain that they are going through. You can't feel the bliss you can't you can't taste the the pleasures, nor can you feel the pain as in the passive observers, but the ones who are experiencing it, each one is experiencing it as if it's happening in their real lives.
So this is a simple example to how if it can happen in front of our eyes in this realm, you think it is difficult for Allah to make it happen in the robots? Not at all my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, a simple example. And with that we have the real karar. I think I have only another nine minutes more. Dara karar is the permanent abode of the hereafter you see this reminder, it may have not been
like any other usual reminders that you may have been listening to or hearing recently, it's more of an academic one and I wanted to address this because specifically when we talk about the life of the hereafter people do have certain misconceptions people do have doubts and especially in today's time era, the youngsters of this generation, you know, a lot of doubts, a lot of misconceptions and we need to work on strengthening on strengthening our our faith, we need to work on on, you know strengthening our E man. We need to work on all of these factors. And that is the reason I went through these academic principles in a move to eradicate and dispel any doubts that may be in our
hearts and in our minds. And I hope that it was of benefit so that karar now it is with regards to the life of the hereafter. It's the eternal abode, where you're going to live there in perpetually. So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam Now, we come to an important question we need to ask ourselves, how much have we prepared for that perpetual life, that eternal life?
How much see this particular realm? It's a temporary and transitory realm. At the most today, when you look around, and as per the words of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam as well, on average, you don't see people crossing 70 years of age. It's very rare nowadays. You do get people here at times, hitting 90 and 100. But the Nile hummed and we pray that Allah blesses us with long and long, healthy and productive lives. I mean, but most of the time, you see people passing away very quickly, especially especially this generation, due to a number of factors. We don't lead healthy lifestyles.
We consume processed food, we consume genetically modified food. We have very unhealthy practices, with all of the technology that we have around us to make our lives easier. We have overly complicated our lives and gone on to make very unhealthy decisions that have impacted the health of our lives. Where we're finding it difficult to sleep. A lot of people going through
mental health issues, depression, stress, anxiety, see all of these factors eat away at the quality of your life. They eat away at the quality of your life, they eat away at your good health.
The people of the past enjoyed more.
What's the word lives of substance whereas we are like zombies hovering around. So almost like we're not living fulfilling lives. So all of these factors need to change. But having said that, My point being, that with all these challenges, we know that it's a very short life in this world. But we strive from morning to evening, almost like we're going to live here forever.
We've worked so hard, we're so fixated. I'm not saying it's a bad thing. You need to get a good education you need to get
when I say when I said that, I'm not saying it's a bad thing. As long as it's done with a healthy balance. You need to earn you you are permitted to live a good life. Allah says in the Quran wahba the female attack Allahu Allahu Allah 10 San Jose documented dunya Yes, seek the abode of the hereafter. But don't forget your share of this worldly life. So you can live a good life.
But don't make that your priority where you forget about the life of the Hereafter, well, this life becomes everything for you.
Whether it's make or break, it's all about this life. Subhan Allah No. You need to ensure that you're working for Allah. Because that is the life where you're going to live forever and ever. So your good deeds, your investments. See today, let's say you have some money with you. Okay, you have a million you have 5 million you have 10 million, you're going to be very careful as to how you invest this money because why you want to grow the money. No one wants to lose their money. So what about an actor This is the opportunity this is the chance that you are being given to invest, to reap in that world in that life. And remember my dear brothers and sisters in Islam in that life,
you might have heard me saying this in the past as well. The only size of regret of the dwellers of Jenna. Once you've made it into Jenna, you have made it into Jenna Alright, and now the only size of regret you know regret. The only size of regret and sadness will be Oh, I should have said one more Subhana Allah. I should have said one more Alhamdulillah I should have said one more Allahu Akbar. I should have read one more I have the Quran. I should have prayed one more prayer. I should have prayed one more. Sala todo ha I should have prayed one more Serato with
I should have given a little more in charity.
You know that day I was given the opportunity of giving out in charity but I withheld I should have given it out in charity. What you give in charity you will see in in Alaska what you withhold for this valley life you're not going to see it in Alaska.
Once somebody gifts, some meat to Ayesha mother is Chateau de la mina and she was known for her generosity. The Prophet sallallahu sallam, he liked the Shanks of the lamb, if you will have the sheep. So what she did was she kept the Shanks for the Prophet sallallaahu Selim and she went on to give everything else away. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he was informed about the meat you know being given to I shall be allowed and how so when he comes home he asks about the meet. She said, you have to sort of La I've given away everything.
As in there is nothing remaining. Except for the Shanks. I kept the Shanks for you.
The profits that alone while he really was element on to educate her and tell her Aisha, everything remains except for the two shacks.
I let that digest for a bit. Did you understand the words of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says, everything remains except for the two Shanks. What's the meaning here? Everything that you gave away, you're going to see it It remains it will remain in the court of Allah. When you stand in front of Allah, you will see it, you get the two Shanks for us, we are going to eat it, it's not going to remain. So everything that you give out for the sake of Allah, for Allah you will see it when you stand in front of Allah Subhana Allah that. So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam as we come to the conclusion of this reminder,
I remind myself Firstly, and then all of you all, to prioritize the life of the Hereafter, to do as many many good deeds as possible if Allah has blessed you with wealth, then use that wealth wisely, to secure a good life in the hereafter. If Allah has blessed you with good health, use that health wisely. Do not disregard it. Do not abuse it.
Use it to do as many good deeds as possible to help others to be a source of goodness to attain a good life in the hereafter. If Allah has given you Time, time as in, if your soul has not been taken away as of yet, you still have time, make use of the valuable time that you have with you to do as many many good deeds as possible. With that I conclude this reminder, we pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives the uncle who passed away. We pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses him with a very, very good life in the hereafter. We pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses his grave that Allah illuminates his grave that expands his grave that Allah opens out windows to Jenna where
beautiful and sweet smells come in, and that he is happy he is light hearted, and that he sleeps in peace until the day of karma is established. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant him entry into the loftiest gardens of Jenna mela as a Virgil, put in the hearts of his relatives to do to give out charity on behalf of him to do good deeds on behalf of him to gift deeds on behalf of him. Likewise, just as how he united all of us may unite us in the gardens of janetta Beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam I mean, I mean we're after that right and in hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen does that como la Hira was Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh