Look Into The Mirror
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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A talk delivered by Sheikh Muiz Bukhary on Wednesday the 07th of October, 2015 at The Holloway Masjid, 152 Holloway Road, London, United Kingdom.
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam O Allah Shafi Gambia you will mousseline. mbg. Now Habib in our karate ioannina Mohammed bin Abdullah la vida early he was happy he have low celerity we're done with the slim, bad.
All praise and thanks to Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala, who is no doubt a creator sustainer and nourish, protect and Kyoto. We asked him to handhold the island to shower his choices to 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 them.
But the brothers and sisters in Islam first and foremost advise myself and then all of you are present here to adopt a life of taqwa. And that is to fear Allah subhanho wa Taala. And to be conscious of him as imagine, during every single second of our lives, if we wish to attain success in this world, as well as the here after May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all from the people of taqwa I mean.
So in sha Allah, Allah, The topic for this evening is
looking into the mirror.
And we will be discussing
accountability, where you look into the mirror, and take account of yourself.
Because we observe an unhealthy trend today, where at times we are very swift, to judge others. we entertain judgmental thoughts about about others in a very swift way, may Allah subhanho wa Taala save us. So
like our model, the long line who the genius he is reported to have said, has evil and full circle parabola and to
take account of yourself before you are taken into account. So instead of entertaining judgmental thoughts about others, instead of judging others, I think we need to value the time that we have to take account of ourselves and work towards pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala. We also observe that there is a spectrum here, where some of us are very swift to judge others. And then you have at the other end of the spectrum, the other end of the extreme, where there are those who are not ready to accept any advice from anybody. They very heartily and very arrogantly at times, state state, only God can judge me, so don't come to advise me, only God can judge me, this is the other end of the
spectrum. We have to strike a balance in the middle as Muslims as believers as followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam because after all, unbearable mouth when Mahayana Mancha enjoining good and forbidding evil is a great responsibility that weighs down upon our shoulders, each and every one of us it is upon us to enjoin good and forbid evil. If we see someone sitting if you see evil happening in front of us, we can just keep quiet about it, it is upon us to stop it. So and also we have the words of the prophets that along with a lady will send them a dinner now say, Dean is nothing Hannah see how can be translated as sincerity, sincere advice, it is upon us to advise one
another. And we also have to be individuals who can take in constructive criticism. Today what has happened is we find it very difficult to accept advice. You know, if someone tries to advise us like I said, we very hardly say things and Sham that advice. So bearing all of this in mind, it is important that we strike a balance in the middle and that we take keep taking account of ourselves working on purifying our hearts.
Because at the end of the day, a sound and a pure heart is the greatest thing a believer can have to strive for. It is the greatest thing an individual can own because on the day of piano what will happen a lot as a result he states in a novel called
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it will be a day when your wealth will not evade you. Your children will not a radio none of this will benefit you. The only thing that will benefit you on that day. When you stand in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala will be your sound and pure ha
imaam even though I am Rahim Allah who is also known as a specialist of hearts, he states that hearts are of three types. We have three types of hearts. The first type is known as a file to Saleem the sound pure and hell the heart
The second type of call will marry a call girl might get that dead heart, male lost behind him on time and save a score. And finally we have a fallible mareel the heart that is riddled with sicknesses. And now when we talk about hearts when you talk about sicknesses, we're not talking about cardiovascular diseases. We are talking about the spiritual heart and we're talking about spiritual diseases spiritual maladies, such as jealousy and hatred, envy, rancor, at times, our hearts are filled with all these undesirable attributes and qualities, resulting in our hearts becoming hard, resulting in our hearts distancing themselves away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. away
from that which pleases Allah azza wa jal today, at times we judge others because we are jealous of others, because we envy others and the minute jealousy comes in, anger comes in very easily all these other undesirable attributes come in very swiftly very quickly. And when we talk about jealousy, what does Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam say in the hustle that yes, Google has an ad. Kamata Coronavirus indeed jealousy destroys your good deeds. Indeed jealousy just gobbles up your good deeds just as how fire gobbles up dry firewood you know when you have fired you know, when I pass houses these days you see chimneys but I don't think anybody uses too many of these days do
they? They'll use the electric heaters right? So talking about firewood. If you have dry firewood if you light it up the firecrackers and it gobbles up the firewood immediately. There's nothing left behind. Likewise, jealousy just destroys all of your good deeds. You know, we as believers we strive so hard, we come to the masjid we make it for five daily Salalah we spend our money we go and Hajj Omar we give out Zika we've had the month of Ramadan, we fast option at first we read the Quran we spend so much of time seeking knowledge between all of these good deeds for to please Allah subhanho wa Taala but what's the point of doing all these good deeds, and then harboring jealousy towards
your brother or your sister, resulting in all of your good deeds being destroyed by that jealousy by the element of jealousy? May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect our hearts from elements of jealousy? I mean,
talking about anger, anger is another thing that comes in and results in you. You know at times becoming jealous of others results in you hating others results in the oma breaking into tiny pieces, tiny fragments because of anger because we have anger towards one another. These are all undesirable qualities. On the other hand, we are supposed to strive towards purifying our hearts hearts. Working on purifying, our hearts are called mousseline, the first quality. We need to fill our hearts with good qualities because at the end of the day, you have to also bear in mind that your heart is the seed of toccoa because the supervisor allamani when he was selling this program
said a taqwa Hakuna Matata Hakuna Matata Hakuna Xiao
lf he is reported a pointed towards his chest and said taco is over here. Taco is over here. Taco is over here. So DARPA is based in your heart and tako controls your limbs because your heart at the end of the day controls your limbs. So if you don't have Dakota in your heart, then your limbs are going to disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala your faculties are going to disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala
so we're supposed to fill our hearts with duckula fill our hearts with the love for Allah subhanho wa Taala Amanda ruhi Rahim Allah is reported to have said you know what he said sheduled my habits if he was superior to the man last one metabo ITIL Habib, Murat Anwar icmr were artists kukula Hakuna Hainan beginner BIA a slow hatha b2c apparel called
a beautiful and eloquent statement very powerful indeed. If the tree of love is planted in your heart, now what are we talking about here? The love between male and nongeneral perhaps the love between Romeo and Juliet. You see you have many shades of love. We are talking about the love for Allah subhanho wa Taala for his beloved Rasulullah Mohammed Salah said if that tree of love is planted in your heart, and if it is watered was opsb ma in his labs, if it is wanted with the pure waters of your class, one without the actual Habib and following of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mathematics and what came out that tree will start bearing amazing fruits. The roots of the
tree will be strongly embedded in your heart and its branches we'll read similar to the ones that have the utmost boundary but also realize that a lot of it was said and went during during Islamic marriage and amazing
statement by Amanda McLean Rahim Allah very powerful as well if you contemplate and think about it,
because when you talk about the nub of Allah sometimes you have certain individuals who say I love a lot. I love Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam but how do you prove your love brother? How do you prove your love system? For lizer Virgil says and then Oberon Cole in Toronto Hey boo halfa Debbie Rooney your baby.
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back home, one la huafu washing say oh Mohammed said a long while you are using them tell them in consume to hipbone Allah. If you love Allah, then prove it by Fatah. viani Follow me. You may become Allah, Allah will love you in return. We have Fiddler come to Nova and he will forgive you of your sins will law for Rahim Allah is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, we really need to work on purifying our hearts so that our hearts absorb all the goodness and then
acts of goodness acts of a bad acts of obedience will start to manifest on our limbs and that please Allah subhanho wa Taala so we strive to make sure that our hearts are of the first category called to serene and not alcohol per minute which is the worst possible Mary is a sick heart that can be cured in sha Allah Allah, but are called good may it is a dead heart of blackened heart, a heart that cannot absorb goodness with the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala are rare. Tears do not sprout emotions are not awakened in that individual he feels as if he is like a stone. At times even he might shun away the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala the words of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi
wasallam because his or her heart is dead. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us all.
So moving further, our heart, hearts need to be free of five factors to make sure that our hearts are sound and healthy five important factors.
Let me briefly run through the factors. I won't go into great detail because after all time is of the essence and due to its brevity will try to keep it short and shallow time. Number one shift, your heart needs to be free of shift that nullifies the Kyoto heat that is in your heart. And when we talk about shift, we have major shift and minor. major shift is obvious and I think we all know about it, but minor Sure, some of us tend to remain oblivious about it. major shift in the sense it is associating a partner to Allah subhanho wa Taala to worship a God
apart from Allah or along with Allah subhanho wa Taala we as believers have borne witness that there is no deity worthy of worship other than Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we do not associate partners into Allah subhanho wa Taala but in terms of my initial, say for example, if you believe that it is my job that provides me sustenance, if it is my business that provides me sustenance, if it is my shop that provides me sustenance, if it is my degree that is providing me sustenance, then you are committing mindshare. You are associating something with Allah as a virgin, because at the end of the day, it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who provides for you, it is not your job, it is not your
business. Those are just me as far as me reasons me ways for you to get your provision. But at the end of the day, it is a law who provides so in no way should we associate anything unto Allah subhanho wa Taala so our hearts need to be free from ship Don't let the devil you know, love. Don't let the devil push in elements of ship into your heart. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us all from elements of shock. I mean, so number one ship.
So I'll be asking you all for the list in Jalandhar. So, just checking whether you are awake or not. Yeah, so number one ship. Number two is be that your hearts need to be free from Buddha. Buddha is sense innovations innovating something in the deen of Allah subhanho wa jal.
And as we all know, the supervisor of La la vida we sent him his report to him said that in a shadow shadow mode
that the worst of deeds or the worst of matters, in terms of matters relate to the dean or the newly invented metrics. And every newly invented matter is an is an innovation is a beta and every beta is in the blazing fire of Johanna naloxegol song. So we have to stay away from innovations we prove our love for Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam by following the authentic soon as Mohamed Salah said, we stay away from innovations, the more we indulge in innovations, the devil makes us think, oh, we are doing something good. You're doing this innovation to prove your love for Allah.
You're doing this innovation to prove your love for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam but you don't realize that your heart is hardening by the day and you distance yourself further and further away from Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So number one, what was it? What did we say?
ship number two,
beta service, stay away from shirt and we stay away from Buddha. Number three, we stay away from of law, we stay away from waffleh waffleh in the sense heedlessness
where we remain heedless of the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We should stay away from this where we remain heedless of the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We should stay away from this. Instead we should ponder on the words of our maker subhanho wa Taala. What does he say in the Koran fella?
He asks, Do they not ponder on the Koran? Do they not ponder the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Punahou?
Or have they got locks on their hearts or rhetorical question or have their hearts been sealed up? So as you can see, there is a direct connection. If you cannot ponder on the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That means your heart has hardened, your heart is all locked up, your heart is sealed. But if you can ponder if you can reflect, if you can, if you can contemplate, then come to the left, your heart is soft and soften. Your heart is healthy.
Allah azza wa jal did not say if it is narrowed down to the Now listen to the Koran
or read the Koran instead, Allah azza wa jal states
they don't make the double.
So we're supposed to read the Quran. Not by just merely paying lip service, not repeating it like a parrot. Instead, you need to study the whole arm. read the Quran in such a way that you ponder on its meanings. ponder on it.
grandness, on the power of the words of our maker. We need to reflect on the eye on the verses of the Koran like why is reflected the signs of Allah Subhana Allah, look around you there are so many signs to indicate that the grandness and the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala. At times, you don't even have to look around you look within you, you will see so many signs.
So many sides. Think of it this way.
Today, we live in an era where there have been made so many advancements in terms of technology. Let's talk about videography. Let's talk about photography. There are so many advancements being made. Yes or no? Today, I'm sure if I would ask for a show of hands. All of us will say we have smartphones with us. And with every smartphone.
These days, the smartphones come equipped with a camera Yes or no? You have it ranging from eight megapixels to 1260. And some are even gone up to 2040. Even the Nokia ones Yeah.
So with the cameras if I were to take a picture now, yeah,
I would have to focus and take a picture much alive I will take by the death. I would take a nice and smart and he would come crisp and clear Yes, because the camera is focused on him and I will get a good clear picture. But on the other hand, say I want to take the picture of the brother sleeping at the back of the chair. I would have to turn the camera there and focus, say if I were to do it quickly. And if I did not give enough time for the camera to focus what would happen or say if I would take Muslim in Mashallah, what would happen is I would get a blurred picture, yes or no? Because if I did not give enough time for the camera to focus, I would get a blurred picture. Yeah.
But if I give it some time to focus 100 I would get a crisp picture. Now. In terms of focus. You take the models like LG and whatnot, you get something called laser autofocus. I hope I'm not getting too technical here. Well, it happens within a few seconds. The point that I wish to highlight is look at your eyes. Look at your eyes. Now here I am looking at the brother in front of me wearing a nice green turtleneck Mashallah. He looks smart. Yeah. And at the same time, if I want to look someone at the back over there, I just all I have to do is look at him and I can see him crisp and clear. Do you see me doing any tweaking and any focusing and you autofocusing everything
is happening so seamlessly. You're not doing anything, it's happening automatically, yes or no? By the power of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, look at the science. Talk about your tongue. It's a piece of flesh without any bones. And we think you are articulating so many words. There was once a survey done as to how many words an average adult articulates given in a given day. And they came to a conclusion that on average, a male speaks about 10,000 words per day, and a female speaks about 25,000 words.
Anyway, the point that I want to highlight is that look how many words how many powerful words I mean your words
can take an individual at times. Yeah. And look at the amount of language is prevalent on the face of this. You know, at the mere thought we can switch languages in Kenya and Africa, Malawi, I'm speaking Arabic now. todo todo se baat kar sakta. I can speak it out loud. See, I'm switching languages, and the ones who can understand in the crowd can understand it. But don't you think it's powerful look at the processing speed. The signals are traveling to the database to play with the words, take the words out, and I'm speaking it out to you. It's all happening seamlessly.
There has to be a creator, there has to be a maker for all of us. But if you just sit down but you see sometimes what happens what happens today is that we are all caught up in this rat race, where we're all hankering and running behind Jr. I'm not saying that it was wrong. As long as we have our priorities straight. We are running behind acquiring materialistic assets that we just don't have time to sit down, ponder and reflect about the science of a last time. I was in Malaysia a couple of months back and I did a talk on the art of contemplation, contemplation that there is an art to it. Because it is an a field that requires discipline that requires creativity. It is an art where you
spend time contemplating in the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala contemplating a life contemplating on yourself contemplating the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala. There's so much to contemplate about. But today, our schedules are so tied up that we wake up in the morning we are running, running, running. Yes, every single day is a race. You wake up in the morning, it's On your marks, get set, go. But then you have to understand that you need to fixate your focus on to Allah because that is the eternal destination. This is basically a transit.
I flew in from Colombo, Sri Lanka, my transit was in Qatar for a couple of hours. Now does it make sense for me to unpack my bags and Mashallah set up everything there as if I'm going to be there permanently. Now here I am. I'm here for about a week. So if I would unpack my bags, stop talking about unpacking bags, but here we are building houses and mansions and buying expensive motor vehicles, none of which is haram. But we're going to leave it Sunday couldn't have seen that.
Every soldier shall inevitabilities then we don't have any guarantee that we can even walk outside the Holloway Masjid after surrounded Asia. We don't have a guarantee. so short, temporary and transitory this life so that has used every single minute of time that we have to please the last panel data don't while it away, refuting others, judging others backbiting about others, gossiping, suspecting chevonne users all these traps all these snares to trap us and make us wile away our time. Sometimes, you know, we get
on an average day, we meet friends, we have gatherings of this nature, gatherings of a good nature, we have meetings. But sometimes what happens is we wind away our time, our time in those meetings, by gossiping about others, by backbiting about others, you backbite about others, it is akin to consuming the flesh of your dead brother.
Once the prophets of Allah Allah you send them please remember Salatin I mentioned his beautiful name. He was walking with a group of his Sahaba gondola died at age nine. Suddenly, he called for one individual and he called for another individual, he called for so and so
can call for so and so. And he took them further ahead. And there was a carcass of a dead animal there. He looked at them both and said, Get down and start eating that the dead meat. The incident goes along the lines of these words, these two Sahaba these two individuals were, you know, shocked zasada How are we to eat from the carcass. And the companions will be through sort of lies and allamani values and they were also shocked as to why the sort of family values Adam was asking these two Sahaba to eat from the carcass, then the supervisor along wanted to clarify that it is better for you to to eat from the carcass than what you were doing a couple of moments back. You were
eating the flesh of your dead brother,
by backbiting about him. Today, we baptized so easily we actually, you know, enjoy backbiting about others. There's not a meeting that passes by except that we have to talk bad about someone. Only then the meeting is complete. Mashallah hamdulillah we feel satisfied. I spoke about somebody
sad, you know, and then just imagine if that brother hears about it, it's going to result in a rift in a strife between you and him.
Once Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He asked us a high polygon like the highlight image in my head. This is a Muslim, almost a harbor. Do you know what a Libra is Libra.
They also had a loved one to the lions messenger no best
sort of Isola Madiba, he was an MD went on to define the Viva. He said the Rebbe is to talk behind the back of your brother is to talk bad
behind the back of your brother or sister, or the book something behind the back of your brother or sister, if they were to get to know of it, they would be extremely hurt upset. You know? If they were to get to know about it, they will be heard and extremely upset. This is LIBOR. Then one of the companions asked me, What if I spoke something about my brother or sister behind their backs? And what if it was something true? What if it was something true, personalized that Allahu Allah said only if it is true, it is considered a leader.
Only if it is true, it is considered Riba and that is even on the other hand, if you lie about your brother or sister behind their backs, it is known as baudin and that is something much more evil than a zebra it's at a higher degree. It's much more evil than Viva. If you speak the truth about your brother something undesirable maybe in regard to his appearance or something he did perhaps something that if you were to speak in his present presence, it would hurt him it would upset him, you speaking it behind his back, it is true it is known as a vapor. But if you lie against your brother, it is both done something much more evil than real.
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Yeah, you Alina. Oh, you were brought in a man is dead. He will get here Amina. Stay away from negative assumptions in about one minute. Some thoughts. Some assumptions are indeed evil, or indeed sinful. While at the Justice who do not spy don't play detective games don't fish for false while I have the Bible and do not back by about one another. Are you hate boo, boo coolala. E major with any of you like to consume the flesh of your dead brother for carry tomo, you will dislike it you will despise it, you would hate it. What the law fear Allah, the conscience of Allah in the law to wa Rahim. Allah is off Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
So stay away from backbiting. Rather, go in front of the mirror and judge yourself, take account of yourself, you and I we have so many faults within us so many flaws within us. But instead we go about judging this individual, that individual saying that he is flawed, he has got a defect once we have all the defects within us.
So coming back to the five factors that we you know, drift a bit. Number one,
ship number two, be the number three
forgotten, heedless as well. All right. Number four shanwa evil and carnal desires. You need to free your heart from shanwa evil and carnal desires, because the minute you start giving into your base desires, your evil and carnal desires, what happens is you very easily start to break the commandment of Allah subhanho wa Taala you start falling into the pit of the prohibitions of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I'd say for example, in terms of fornication in terms of adultery, what does Allah subhanho wa Taala say in the number four on
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one Xena don't even think of getting close to Xena. Allah has the majority no say well that does you know do not commit Zina do not commit adultery instead of Isaiah said, Don't even think of getting close to Xena. So even the avenues that lead to that stay away from those. If you think that if you go to a certain meeting, if you go to a certain function, then it might lead to you falling into the pit of dinner then stay away from that meeting. Stay away from that function. Talking about social media. You really can't ask a scholar for a direct fatwa in regard to social media as to you know, it's not black and white. You can't say whether it's halal or haram. You can use it for good
purposes. It's permissible. On the other hand, if you use it for bad purposes, then you must stay away from it. But if you fear then me being on social media
may fall into the pit of Xena, then you must stay away from social media while at Aqaba, Xena. Don't even think of getting close to Xena.
So don't get into your evil and carnal desires. Because there are many forces of evil at work. Sometimes, certain individuals they want to know in the month of Ramadan, the devils are shackled up, they're all locked up, you know.
They're all locked up. So how can we feel these urges and desires to do sin,
you need to understand that it is not only Shabbat at work here you have something known as the knifes as well. And the neffs is within you each and every one of us we all have new foods. What might be better for you NFC in an episode of American bean soup, and sort of the user will know about you and I've seen huge violations with lamb says I'm not free of my neffs in an upset American be sued indeed the neffs is always inclining towards evil toward sin.
So that is within us keeps on pushing us toward sin.
So we on the other hand, must fight those urges must must fight those desires. And three, our hearts from the shackles of such evil incarnate desires melas, Panama's Island, help us all to do so. The final factor is our Wayne desires, rain desires, where you start doing whatever you're doing,
for name and fame, for the pomp and show for the limelight and publicity. Say for example, you come to the masjid to be known as a righteous individual, you make it to the first row to be known as a pious individual. You dish out charity to be known as a philanthropist. You're doing it all for show you contaminate your intention to contaminate the pure is last when we say in terms of their beautiful statement of human growth. I am Rahim Allah, if the tree of love is planted in your heart and water was so clear to be martini glass and water with the pure waters of glass, only then the tree will start start to bear fruit for you. On the other hand, if you say I love I love ally
nagasawa instead of online evaluating them, and whatever you're doing, you're doing it for name and fame. You're doing it for show for the year. It's not going to be accepted by our last panel we're done. All those deeds that you strove so hard to do, will be accumulated and thrown in your face. Now let's spend more time and save us one.
So we stay away from Allah, we stay away from vain desires.
As a final note, swiftly I want to touch on a few poisons that kill an individual's heart. Number one,
also lies along with a variety of slms report we have said the one who believes in a lie and the last day for Leopold high on our list. Let him speak good or let him or remain silent. Excessive talking. Sometimes we don't think before we speak, we just blurt out whatever comes to our minds and tongues, resulting in a lot of damage being done. Sometimes we just blurt out, we say that you know what, brother, I speak on my mind. So please excuse me. And then you just pick out everything that comes down harsh words, you break people's hearts, you cause a strife between two families at times between two spouses, between friends, and you're going to be held accountable for all of that. So
think before you speak some of our selection of silent bias predecessors. They used to fill their mouths with tiny pebbles tiny rocks to avoid speaking unnecessarily. So always think before you speak, I just said about the survey. Yeah. 10,000 words from those 10,000 words a time just sit down and think how many of those words are pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala how many of those words don't benefit me in this world nor the hereafter? just you know, Wayne speed sometimes heedless talk. Think before you speak every word of yours should be a word that promotes goodness that pleases Allah subhanho wa Taala we should never ever speak something that would anger allies a
So number one excessive talking.
The next poison that I would like to touch on is unrestrained glances.
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That is better for them that is more pure for them in the lobby room is now and Indeed Allah is well aware well informed of all that you do. In another place, Eliza with those days. Yeah and then move on
to phase pseudo
He knows the stealing of your eyes. At times, you know, we still await those glances. Allah knows about those glances. And Allah knows that you hide and conceal your hearts. So does fear Allah subhanho wa Taala because these two eyes of ours are windows to our heart. The more you look at junk, the more you look at nonsense, the more you look at evil things, all that goes into your heart and corrupts your heart. It's like a window to Windows to your heart. The more you look at evil, dirty things, it contaminates and that is your heart. But on the other hand, when you restrain your gaze, and you control your glances that results in your heart remaining soft, supple and pure.
The next point is
Excessive eating. That sort of mindset along while a value SLM is reported to have said that the worst utensil the son of Adam can fill is his own stomach. Excessive eating where you, you know, become like a glutton. You eat so much you eat excessively more than how much you require. So that results in you becoming lethargic, becoming lazy. You don't want to do good deeds, it results in your carnal desires increasing, you want to disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala because you can't keep your carnal desires at check.
If you feel like you are an individual who can't control your carnal desires, okay?
The best remedy would be to fast.
As I said earlier, it was Elementary, Porter said in the hadith of nikka yamashiro, Shabaab minister Domine Cumberbatch,
right. Oh, you're the one who can afford it. And when we say afford financially as well as physically, he should get married. But for the one who cannot then violate HIPAA, so he should fast but in the hula hoop, because it will be like an armor for him and armor that will protect him. You need to don't this armor if you're feeling like you can't control your carnal, evil desires. So excessive eating results in you giving into your carnal desires. As you can see, everything is connected. I spoke about five factors shanwa and excessive eating is very closely connected. If you give into excessive eating, you start giving into your shanwa resulting in your heart hardening and
you're being distanced you're you're distancing away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it is from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam to divide your stomach into three baths. One third core solid, one third for liquids, and one third for air. This is from the sooner the Prophet said a long while.
So many brothers and sisters in Islam.
They stay away from these poisons does not kill our hearts. It does work on looking into the mirror, taking account of ourselves and purifying our hearts. And remember, time is of the essence. Like I said, we have very little time with us make our promises upon time in the novel and we'll acid in another place he promises we'll catch up by the daybreak well lately the ocean by the night as it ended up when the hiring either agenda by the morning well to her by the phone, he promises upon different portions of time to highlight something very important that time is of the essence time is extremely valuable. Time is one of the most valuable assets and commodities that we have with us a
minute gone, you cannot get it back. Even if you want to spend a million pounds, you need to use every single second you have every single minute you have to do as many good deeds as possible and to set up and to secure a legacy, a legacy that resonates of goodness throughout the annals of time, just like the legacy of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Just like the legacies of the Sahaba one like the highlight, I think about your legacy, ask yourself, what is the legacy I am going to leave behind, because we are all going to leave this world and go away, we all going to move on. But then our legacies will remain behind. But sometimes you don't even give a second thought to our
legacies, we don't even think about legacies.
Today we talk about the long line, we talk about the long line 1400 odd years after them. We haven't forgotten them because of the amazing legacies they left behind. Do you want to be forgotten in a matter of months in a matter of years after you pass away? Then think about doing great deeds, you have it within you.
Be positive, be optimistic, just like Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam we are all followers of the greatest optimist to ever walk on the face of this earth sallallahu alayhi wasallam we have it within us we have the potential within us. We have to believe that we can. And if we do we can we really can. But some of us you know we have got this inferiority complex. When we look down upon ourselves, we think of ourselves as zero, but no in reality, you can do it. Don't become don't give into a superiority complex where you get in pride, arrogance and the capital to strike a balance in the middle and be optimistic. Every dark cloud has a silver lining, there's always a light at the
end of the tunnel. So don't ever lose hope. Yes, perhaps you're going through a patch of trouble. You're going through a little bit of trials and challenges in life.
This is part and parcel of life. Everybody goes through trials and challenges. Each and every one of us in the crowd, we are all fighting our own battles. Sometimes we smile through those battles. And you might think, Oh, this individual How lucky is running around in a good vehicle? He's got a good spouse, good children, a good house. What Why does he had, but sometimes you don't know, maybe the brother is finding it difficult to sleep. Maybe you're suffering from a terminal disease, you don't know.
Sometimes maybe his business is drowning. You don't know. We are all fighting battles. At the end of the day, each and every one of us. All of our lives are riddled with trials and challenges.
And the individuals who went to the most challenges were the prophets, Allah wa Salatu was Salam.
Which one of you? Can you tell me?
Which one of you was thrown into the middle of a blazing fire when you were young, and into the middle of a huge bonfire?
Anyone in the crowd?
Which one of you was thrown into the bottom of a deep, dark wealth, and abandoned well by your own siblings, your own brother put you into? Well, which one of you was sold in the marketplace as a slave?
Which one? Have you lost your father?
Not just there, right? Listen to me, this is the whole thing. Which one Have you lost your father before you were even born and then lost your mother, lost your grandfather, lost your uncle, lost your wife lost your son,
one after the other. And you were chased out from your, from the land that you were born in. And then you go to another land, and they stone you and chase you out from them? Which one of you
And who are these individuals, those stories I mentioned Ibrahim alayhi wasallam, middle of the blazing fire, his own people, his own father, they all got together with a fire and catapulted him into it
into the well use of our lasers, Muslim little use of his own siblings, his own brothers when they Chuck him into a well. And then a catamaran comes about and you might think he might have thought it's a rescue team come to him, you know, rescue me and take me to my father, but now they take in prison and go and send him in a marketplace.
And then what happens after a period of time, the house that is working in the mistress of the house tries to seduce him, and then he's thrown into prison cannot be the decision if he lies in him. He remains in prison for so many years, which one of us have gone through such trials? And the last few trials I mentioned, our own Beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the greatest of prophets, the most beloved of prophets to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and Allah azza wa jal put him through so many trials, it always loses his father he loses his mother loses his grandfather loses uncle loses his wife loses his son,
his own people, the godfather of Makkah, Croatia makara pagans and maka chase him out. He goes to thought if they built him they stone him but JC from five, Mohammed Salah la la. But have you ever heard of any of these prophets? A human he said unto Salah when you say are you Do you remember patients when you say patients you remember Are you are you be like a synonym to patients.
But have you ever come across in their stories that the prophets gave up? I can't do it anymore. Yeah, why are you putting me through so many trials and challenges? Ibrahim, sacrifice your son plus they go ahead. Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam
how many trials and challenges to Panama, but they never gave up? And you might think that they would have said yeah, Allah We are your beloved prophets. Why are you testing us today? You know, we at times say blasphemous things, don't we? Why is life so unfair just only on me? Why is God so unfair, sometimes blasphemous statements? we question the decree of Allah subhana wa Taala. You have to understand that everything that is happening in your life is happening according to the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And Allah knows best has been alone am I lucky nearby Mola when Yamanashi Allah is sufficient for us, He is the best disposal all of our offense. So don't lose hope. Place your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And keep sailing through for Afro this life is temporary. The pleasures of this line are temporary. The problems of this life are temporary. The trials of this line are template. The era is where we are headed. That is our destination. So fixate your focus there, work for that secure, great investments that will reap amazing rewards for you in our hero, may Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive all of our sins making except our good deeds. And just as how unitrust here in this
beautiful state may unite us in the gardens of general our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I mean, that was in humble indo European high and I mean just a komova