Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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My dear brothers and sisters in Islam first and foremost in accordance with the words of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam who is reported to have said Mel lemmya Corina slemish karela the one who has not thanked the people has not thanked Allah subhanho Medina. So So I thank you all for coming out and making into this event. And I also thank the brothers from discover Islam as well as the one of my team and the brothers from the ISOC Bradford brothers and sisters, and every single person was involved in making this event a reality. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all with the very best in this world as well as the hereafter. I mean, please say I mean.
And secondly, I would like to firstly advise myself and then all of you all present here to adopt a life of taqwa. And that is to fear Allah subhanho wa Taala and to be conscious 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. I mean,
inshallah Allah this evening, I'm going to be talking about love.
Now, what love Are we going to talk about? Is it the love between Romeo and Juliet? Perhaps Layla and Maji known
Jane and what's his name? Rochester, perhaps.
You see love.
There are many forms of love and love has many shades to it. I'm not talking about 50 Shades of Grey shades of love. There are many shades of love. Okay, I'm going to be talking about the pinnacle of love the pinnacle, and that is to love the fountainhead of love.
The creator of love, who is none other than Allah subhanho wa Taala you see this love story. You take any other love story, you're bound to end up with heartache, grief and pain. But this love story. It's an amazing love story. The love story between you and your maker. It's never ever going to end up with pain, heartache or grief.
My beloved chef Mr. Clean Rahim Allah, He is reported to have, you know, say profound words. These words are worthy enough to be inscribed in gold. amazing, beautiful, profound words. He is reported to have said, if I'm not mistaken, it's in his book modality just Sally keen. He says, Listen to me attentively. Either very sad sheduled mohab basophil called, was opiates Bhima in a floss one metabo Atul Habib azmerit Anwar FEMA kukula Hakuna hain MB Mira BIA, US Rojas habito fakarava local wolffer ohama Ceylon visitor Tillman
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He says it was such a hypothetical, if the tree of love amazing if the tree of love is planted in an individual's heart. And once again we're talking about the pure form of love here the love for Allah and His beloved messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam if that tree of love is planted in an individual's heart, okay, and if that tree is watered
Bhima in a class with the pure waters of sincerity, a class, one water bottle Habib and the following of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. If that tree is watered with the pure waters of a class sincerity, and the following of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that tree is going to blossom, and it's going to give fruit to that individual. As Lu hatha b2c a karate local. That tree will be firmly embedded, the roots of that tree will be firmly embedded in the heart of the individual, whilst its branches will reach out to Sidra Tillman Taha, and as you all know, says that it remains a high is the utmost boundary, when no creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala can cross past
that boundary except by the permission and the will of allies. overjet Amazing, amazing, beautiful.
So from this, we understand, that the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala goes hand in hand with the love of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, please remember salatu salam I mentioned his beautiful name. An individual cannot say I love Allah but I don't love Mohammed Salah
nor can he or she say I love Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasalam but I don't love Eliza, because I'll make he states in the noble Koran coil.
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say oh Mohammed Salah while you value SLM tell them, encourage them to hipbone Allah, if you want love Allah Fetzer. bianconi then follow me. And you know what you're gonna get in return? You will qumola Allah We love you while Phil accom luneberg. And Allah will forgive you of your sins will law Hoover fudo Rahim Allah is the most forgiving the Most Merciful. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us of our sins. I mean, and when you study the lives of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you just blown away in terms of their loved ones, the prophets of Allah Wiley, where do we send him? You see him in our Alma de la when the Santa
Barbara de la Roque, the son of Mr. de la Han, Omar Abdullah bin Alma, a young Companion of the prophets that allowed it when he was in him, he was a Sahabi, a companion who loved the profits that along while you were using him so much, and he was so odd in following the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that once he was traveling with a friend of his a companion of his, this was after the demise of the prophets that Allah while he when he visited, these two companions were traveling. And suddenly in the middle of nowhere, even the long one, he was riding his mount. He, you know, as if, you know, he's ducking, he bends a little bit for a few minutes. Now, his companion
who observed this, he asked him Yeah, but why did you suddenly duck I mean, I didn't see anything for you to duck but you've bent a bit wine. And even though a lot of the a lot line went on to explain, once I was traveling with the profits that alone while you were using them, and during that time, there was this old tree, okay, and the dry branch and overhanging branch was there. And the profits of the long line. He when he was sitting, he saw the branch and he bent to avoid, you know, hitting the branch. So I observed that and today I'm passing by the same path, the same track, and I'm doing it out of the love of the prophets that a lot while you are listening following in his
footsteps, even though the tree is not present anymore.
Even though Amaro the last one, the same companion after the demise of the profits are among Wiley when he was lm. He used to go around the streets of Medina. He used to go around the streets of Medina riding his horse or his cabinet, and he would say, Oh, how I wish, how I wish that the hooves of my animal touches the animal of the hooves or the footsteps of the prophets of Allah while it was after the demise of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam Let me tell you all of a beautiful incident that took place during the Battle of conduct, you know, the Battle of the trenches. Now, as you all know, this battle was a
bit of a difficult situation. It was the idea of Selma and the Persians are man alpha zero, the last one to dig trenches in front of Medina. Okay, okay. I'm sorry, this is not the Battle of conduct. This is the Battle of better, as you all know, the Battle of better, right. It was a decisive victory for the Muslims. But at that point, they were outnumbered there were almost around 1000
pagans from Makkah, armed to the teeth, while the Muslim moon were only about 300 odd. They knew that they were outnumbered, but nonetheless, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was prepping them at that point, okay. And he was making sure that the lines were all straight, the rows were all straight. And there was a Sahabi by the name savoir, the winner was era de la one. Okay. Now this was a crucial juncture. They were about to go into the battlefield. They knew they were outnumbered and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was straightening the rows. Now he said a long while ago it was Selim had a stick with him, and he was straightening the rows as he was straightening the
So why was he the last one he notices the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam coming his way. And you know what he did? He stood
a bit ahead of the row in such a way that his stomach and his chest was pretty dreary. So why is that along Wiley very recently made his way. By sawada the last one and he notices this other the other one was not standing in alignment.
So what he did was with his stick, he tapped savato the one on his chest and said yes, or stone stone, in the sense, stands straight, stand in alignment with the row. The minute that stick of the prophets that along while you it was never touched. So either the loved one you know what he did? He screamed out. He said, You are a sudama you have hurt me. You have hurt me. And I wish to take retaliation.
The Sahaba the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam were around that time. They were puzzled and they were wondering what's wrong with the word What's he saying? The prophets that alone while you were just tapped in with a stick, and he's crying out in pain.
The profits of the Long Island when he was calm. He didn't lose his job.
So what are the long one? I don't say you
sorella you are the most just and you are a fair individual.
I've been heard and I want retaliation. So you have to give it to me. So just realize that a lot while value Islam says fine yes about if that's what you want. Here you go. And he gives the stick to so other the last one saying Go ahead. Take your revenge now So one other the last one at that point he said you're a sort of law you struck me you struck me was I was buried because he was buried, his chest was exposed. But the prophets that along it really wasn't him at that time, was he he had his arm on top of him. So he said jasola I want you to remove your upper garment, so that the retribution can be precise. The Sahaba they were enraged. What's going on with Sawa. Not only does
he want to take retribution now he wants the profits that alone while evaluating them to remove his upper garment. The supervisor along while evaluating them calm them down, and he removed his upper garment.
My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, no sooner the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam removed his upper garment. So what are the long one drops the stick? He runs to the profits that along while he was lm he hugs Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Oh how I envy that so happy how I envy so what are the last one he hugs the prophets of Allah while evaluating them and he starts to kiss the chest of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam the Sahaba was amazed
and also realized that allow it when he was sent him he asked him yes what what made you do this? What made you do this? So under the law, one who he went to under the Yasuda lights a crucial junction. We know that we are outnumbered they are 1000 strong armed to the teeth, which is 300 odd. We don't have a proper cavalry we don't have you know, weapons. It's a crucial juncture. I don't know whether I will go back home. So just before I go into the thick of the battle, I wanted my skin to touch your skin the last years for Allah. Look at the love they had for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam so no wonder
they became the best of the best Amaro de la Juan Abu Bakar Mr. de la one these companions media brothers and sisters in Islam, they were creme de la creme, the best of the best. And according to the words of the prophets, that alone while he rarely was Selim, hydroquinone, corny, to Marina, Marina Luna, the best of generations is my generation and then the generation after that, and then the generation after that, because of their sincere and pure love that they had for the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam and for Eliza Virgin
Media brothers and sisters in Islam, likewise we need to strive to inculcate this love for Allah and His messenger said a long while you it was sitting in our hearts and the first step to do that. Is the title of this tour. run back to Allah or like the brothers up in the north would say rune back to Allah Roon Roon back to Allah, and rune Mooney and I'm learning all these words now. It's run man, it's money. And I hope I got it in it, isn't it?
I'm actually now picking up the British accent.
Anyway, run back to Allah. Okay, so the best way, the best way to purifying your hearts and inculcating the love of lion is messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is to ruin sorry, run back to Allah subhanho wa Taala is to run back to Eliza. This concept is known as Toba.
This concept is known as Toba. So in regard to Toba, many of us have this misconception that Toba is something
you know, reserved for the sinners. It's something only for the transgressors. It's something only for the criminals, or it's something only for the month of Ramadan. Or some of us think No, it's just for the last 10 nights of Ramadan, or is just for the 27th ninth of Ramadan. And that's it we have this Toba prayer and and that's it Mashallah. I'm like a newborn infant. I've just crawled back home now. I'm a newborn baby, and for the whole year and I can do whatever I want to do and then when Ramadan comes again, Toba Mashallah I get a clean slate. These are all misconceptions that need to be cleared. You know what our maker subhanho wa Taala says in the Noble Quran in regard to Toba,
Allah azza wa jal in one place, he says, Yeah.
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in another place, he states what to boo.
me and help me known and I like to fly. Whoa.
Look at these two beautiful iron. All right. And just as the last one was report reps that were ever lost, and what Allah addresses us yeah, you have levena
I know all you who have brought in a man or you who have believed that it is upon us to lend an attentive ear. Now that does not mean that we disregard the other IOD but these are these if you're supposed to focus mo because Allah subhanho wa Taala is either going to command you to do something or prohibit you from something. And look, what does Allah subhanho wa Taala say? Yeah, you have Latina armano to either la Hito button. Or you have brought in a man or you who have believed or you the me known turn back to Allah in Toba, a sincere Toba the second Ayah what to do in Allah Hey Jimmy and I you help me know I like him to flip on. Oh believers, older movie known turn back to
Allah subhanho wa Jalla all of you that I like him to fly home so that you become victorious in this world as well as the hereafter. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from the victorious and successful ones I mean, now look closely, who is the most behind him with Allah addressing the Alliance the virtual address Oh the sinners. Oh the transgressors. Oh, the criminals. Oh, the wrongdoers are even in Allah address. Oh, the Muslim moon. Now, a step further. Oh, the believers. Oh, the moon Oh, the ones were brought in emaan turned back to align over. So what do you understand from this, but you understand from this is that Toba is supposed to be part and parcel of a
believers day to day life. You need to make Toba part and parcel of your day to day lives. You need to keep turning back to Allah subhanho wa Taala because we can all attest to this, you and I we are all perpetual sinners. There is no point that some of us today we are so judgmental. We look down upon others. The minute we think that okay, I become a little closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala or I'm making to making it to the masjid and reading a little bit of Quran. Maybe I'm involved in a few praise worthy projects, we tend to become judgmental and we look down upon others. This is a malady This is a sickness of the heart. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us for we're not supposed to be
judgmental of others. judge yourself has evil and fusa from Kabbalah and to Haskell, just as the genius are a model the other one was report rep said, Judge yourselves take account of yourselves before you are taken into account. Don't judge others. The best judge of all is Allah subhana wa Jalla relieve the judging to allies overjet relieve the judging to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we can all attest to the fact that we all perpetual sinners and that we are in dire need for the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala and my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, the mercy of Allah azza wa jal is just infinite. It's infinite.
This is beautiful narration about the last person to enter gender, the last person to enter gender. It's an authentic Heidi.
And Heidi, it goes along the lines of these words. Oh, come across, Alicia. That was the last person to enter Jenna. Okay, if I'm not mistaken Sybil Masaru, there'll be a long line who is who is making mention of this narration, just listen to it mind blowing. This person would stumble and fall. And it would be as if he almost falls into the fire of jahannam he'll be burned, but then he'll be able to move away Allah subhanho wa Taala will help him to move away from the fire. And because of that, he'll feel relieved and he'll praise Allah subhanho Medina, the last person to enter general right, the last person. And sometimes you know, just to put things in perspective. I normally in talks, I
tell the brothers and sisters, you need to think about it don't think about it in a very narrow sense. I mean, when you think about the day of the AMA, don't think that the day of the AMA, they're just gonna be 7 billion human beings gathered not 7 billion human beings that's the population currently on face, on the face of this earth. On the day of tiama. They're going to be human beings from our father Adam Ali salatu salam, and to the last person to set foot on the face of this earth. Just imagine how many human beings and according to the words of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam We are all going to be naked and uncircumcised Now you might wonder how am I going to be
naked? I'd be going around who you are naked naked, where I'm going to be doing all of that I share with you a long line I had that body and she asked the Prophet said a long while
you're going to be naked. It's awkward. Yeah. The Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam said I mean that they will be so horrifying. Okay, the horrors of the world or your military. It will be so horrifying that you know you and I we won't be bothered about the fact that we are naked we won't care less about our nakedness. That's that that will be the least of our worries. It will be never see never see myself myself.
As the left panel data stays in the Nobu plan, describing the day of the AMA
Sydney name a day when your children will not benefit you your wealth will not avail you eliminates a lot hubby Calvin celene
the only thing that will benefit you on that
De is a sound heart, a healthy heart. And we're not talking about a heart free of you know, cardiovascular diseases. We're talking about a spiritual heart that is healthy and clean, a heart free from spiritual diseases such as jealousy, envy, hatred, anger, rancor and all these negative qualities. A heart filled with goodness, kindness, love and mercy. A heart filled with the love of Allah and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is the heart that is going to be successful on that day. And it's a day in another place. Allah subhanho wa Taala states.
Yo, Murphy bloomer, Omen earthy, me.
Danny, a day when a man will run away from his own brother, Yama, federal madwoman, he will only he will be he'll run away from his parents, his mother, his father was sorry, but he will Benny Hill run away from his wife, he run away from his spouse. I mean, in dunya, we call them Honey Bunny, and all kinds of nice words. But on the day of the AMA, they're gonna run away from one another. It's such a horrifying day, a day when a person looks at the other day be thinking, you know, maybe I can blame that individual, maybe I can take that individuals good deeds, it'd be such a horrifying day,
when the sun will be brought down. According to the words of the prophets of Allah while you send them equivalent the distance of one meal in the Arabic language and I'm not talking about a happy meal here, one meal. Now this can be defined in two ways and both ways are horrifying. One is that it is equivalent to a mile which is more than a kilometer and that's what you use around here, mine. Okay. And the other definition is that it will be brought down equivalent the distance of the stick that you put it that you put into the, you know, to you to apply kohle or Sarma. Now I know the geniuses in the crowd must be wondering, how on earth can the sun be brought down so close? I mean,
we are studied in terms of orbit and astronomy that, you know, Planet Earth has been strategically placed that if we were to budge an inch this way, we would freeze to popsicles, and if we were to budge an inch that way, we would be burned to ashes. So how can the sun be brought down so close? My dear brother, my dear sister is Allah subhanho wa Taala, who created the sun? It was Elias Virgil who created you from fluid. So it is Allah, who will will on that day that the sun be brought down, and that we won't be burned to ashes but we will suffer the ones who are meant to suffer will suffer because on that day, there'll be no shade other than the shade of Allah subhanho wa Taala and, of
course, the words of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam some would be drowning in their sweat until their knees, some unto their hips, some until their chest, some under their collarbones, and some would be completely submerged in their sweat. And I know you might be thinking oh, we haven't got that much of fluid in our bodies. Once again is Allah subhanho wa Taala who created you and he can make that happen? May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us all on that day.
So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam
coming back to the to is of tober Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, Yeah, you have Latina men, or you have brought in a man turn back to Allah Subhana mozzarella in sincere Toba in sincere Toba and I was mentioning the Hadith of the last person to antigen. So before we go back to Toba, let's finish the Hadith and we go back in sha Allah Allah, this person will stumble, this person will fall and the he will move away from the blazing fire of jahannam. And then suddenly he will see a tree suddenly you see a tree, a tree and then he'll cry out for Allah. Let me make it to that tree so that I can benefit from the shade of the tree and perhaps drink the water that is by the tree. Allah
azza wa jal will address that slave of is the last person to enter gender and say, Oh, my slave.
If I were to grant you this wish, will you ask me anything else? The slave will say no, I promise I will not ask you anything as I just want to make it to that tree. It's so hot. I want to, you know, go under the shade of the tree and perhaps drink some water that may be by the tree. Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant the wish of that individual and this man will stumble and fall by the tree.
No sooner he falls by that tree, he will spot another tree a bit farther away a more beautiful looking tree with a bigger shade and more fruits and water. And he cried out to Allah Allah. Let me make it to that tree so that I can avail of the shade so that I can drink of the cool water there. Allah subhanho wa Taala will say oh my slave, did you not promise that you will not ask me anything? And I granted your previous wish, but here you are. Now you want to make it to the other tree and the man will beg and plead and Allah subhanho wa Taala will address the slave and say, Oh, my slave, if I were to grant this wish of yours, will you ask of me anything else further? The man will say
no, I promise you I will not ask you anything as this. Let me make it to that tree.
Allah azza wa jal will grant that man's wish and he will make it to the secondary. No sooner he makes it to the secondary he spots at third tree and then again he cries out to Allah subhanho wa Taala the same conversation happens and again the man promises I will not ask you anything else yeah Allah, this is the final request. Allah azza wa jal answers, the two are the men makes it to the third tree, and then he will spot paradise. He will spot the gates of gender, and he will hear the people of gender outside there and his heart will yearn for gender, and then he will cry out to Allah. Allah can I make it to the gates of gender so that I can look at Jenna and the mighty
brothers and sisters in Islam? Ar Rahman AR Rahim, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful, who states in the noble Khurana number of times in Allahu Rahim in Lahore Rahim in the law for Rahim Indeed, Allah is the most forgiving Indeed, Allah is the most merciful, that Allah will say, Oh, my slave, will you stop asking? If I give you Jenna, that is equivalent, that is 10 times the size of this earth. If I give you an agenda, that is 10 times the size of dounia will you be happy? And then the slave will say Oh Allah, are you making a mockery out of me? Are you making a mockery out of me? Are you joking with me Allah, and then even a
Masaru rhodiola Juan was narrating the Howdy. He smiled at that point. And then he looked at the people around him and said, Why don't you ask me why I'm smiling. And then they all asked him you know, Mr. Rude, why are you smiling? And then he explains now, when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was narrating the Hadees he too smiled and then we all asked him Yasuda Why are you smiling? And the result lies that along really well. It was explained at that point. Our make Allah Subhana Allah will smile and he will smile in a manner that befits his majesty and glory Kamali, Felicia and Eva Jelani. And when we say smile, we're not talking about how you and I we smile, because the
principle is laser chemically, he there is nothing in comparison to Allah Subhana Allah. So whatever you whatever comes to your mind, Allah subhanho wa Taala is far above that. But Allah will smile at that point and look at his slave and he will say, Oh, my slave.
I'm not joking with you along the lines of these words. I am all powerful and I can do what I want. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant that to the last person to enter Jenna, the point of mentioning this narration is to highlight the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala is so merciful, so merciful.
He's the most time the Most Merciful, but you and I, we cannot give up. There are many of us who have lost hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you know, something,
the fact that you've lost hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala that needs a separate Toba because Allah He says in so many places that he's the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. He's waiting for us to turn to him. This is beautiful Hades could see where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, How many of you have nowhere to hide these currencies? had these codici
Yes, what is the Hadees? could see.
Yeah, basically, these are the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala reported to us by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam but not considered the Koran is not considered the Quran. The Sunday had these codici Allah subhanho wa Taala says Yamuna, Adam amazing, beautiful Hadith. Oh son of Adam in the commander out anywhere a Jota nilofer to like Allah Makana, ficolo, barely, as long as you invoke me and as long as you have hope in me, I will forgive you of your sins and I will not think about it. I will not look back at it Allahu Akbar. And in that very Hadith along the lines of these words, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh son of Adam, lo Bella was Zulu, Baka Anna Anna sama, Oh son
of Adam, even if your sins were to reach the heavens, even if your sins were to reach the heavens, if you come to me not associating partners unto me, I will forgive you of your sins, and I will not be bothered about it. Allahu Akbar. And then the Hadees goes on, Oh son of Adam, even if you come to me with sins equivalent to the size of this planet, and as long as you come to me not associating partners unto me, believing in me, I will come to you with a forgiveness equivalent to that to match that Allahu Akbar. You can have forgiving a loss of Hannah Montana is He is waiting for us we need to take the initiative, we need to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala we need to run back to Allah azza
wa jal. This is the concept of Toba and very swiftly. There are five conditions in regard to Toba being accepted or in regard to you fulfilling a complete over five conditions very swiftly.
The first condition many brothers and sisters in Islam, because I'm sure we all want to adhere and fulfill the concept of Toba. We all want to run back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We all yearn for the love of Allah.
As Virgil, Allah says in the noble Koran in law, ha you he booked a webinar where you hibel mutata hearin Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala loves the people who turn back to him in Toba. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all from the sincere boon I mean.
So five conditions the first condition is that your Toba needs to be incorporated or it needs to be permeated in a class in sincerity to turn into Allah subhanho wa Taala. Sincerely for the sake of Allah azza wa jal. You see, our religion is so beautiful, a controversy the prophets that have been widely vary, we send them in the mail our mail will be near that indeed our actions are based upon our intentions, you see.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says the Noble Quran woman Hala cucina will insert li li Abu I have not created Jeannine or mankind for any other purpose other than a burden. Now, does that mean that we have to spend our whole lives in the masjid? Does that mean that we have to spend our whole lives in such a way that? No, our religion is so beautiful, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, that even the morsels of food that you put into your spouse's mouth, if you're doing it for the sake of Allah Subhana mortality is considered an act of a brother. The intimate moments that you spend with your spouse you are in pleasure, intimate moments you're spending with your spouse, if you're doing it
for the sake of Allah, according to the teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam every pleasurable moment that you spend you are reaping rewards in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala tell me which religion on the face of this earth deems the intimate moments that you spend with your spouse is an extra fee burden. origin is so beautiful, it's all based upon your intentions. And as long as your intentions are pure, as long as your intentions are not contaminated, as long as you're doing it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala you are being rewarded by Allah azza wa jal. So it is upon us to have lofty ambitions, lofty intentions, and we need to work towards realizing those
intentions. So the first condition of Toba is that you do it sincerely for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The second condition is that you need to come out of that sin, whichever sin or sins that you are making Koba from you need to completely come out from it. You have the famous Hadith that has been recorded the book of Imam Bukhari Muslim, about the individual who killed 99 individuals, about a man who killed 99 individuals. I'm sure some of you might be knowing the Hadith, or most of you might be knowing the Hadith. This man he killed 99 individuals, and suddenly he had this yearning that he wanted to mend his ways. He wanted to turn over a new leaf. He wanted
to turn over a new leaf. So he goes by a monk, the narration goes along the lines of these words, and he asks him, Look, I've killed 99 people, and I want to mend my ways. I want to turn over a new leaf, is there hope for me? Will God forgive me? The monk looks at him and says, You are a serial killer. I mean, there's no forgiveness for you. There's no way that God can forgive you. The man was enraged, he kills him rounding the total up to 100 now, and now he goes to a scholar.
And he puts the story for to a scholar, the scholar was intelligent. He knew if I say now, I'm going to become the next. And as I mentioned, the notion of skilling, the scholar says
definitely, there is a chance for you to mend your ways. Definitely, there is a chance for you to mend your ways ally is the most forgiving, Allah is the most forgiving, and if you are sincere in terms of turning over a new leaf, Allah Subhana hoomins, Allah will forgive you of your sins, the narration goes along the lines of these words, and he instructs them and before that, I want you to leave this land of evil, this land of sin and go to a particular land he points out towards the land. He says that land is the land of goodness for you. They are righteous individuals worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala. There, you go there and worship Allah azza wa jal with them but leave this
land of evil, leave this land of sin and go there. The man thinks about it, the murderer he thinks about it. And he decides on embarking on this journey and he sets out he leaves the land of evil, and he's heading now towards the land of goodness, the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala the decree of Allah azza wa jal was that molecule mouth should come take his soul as he starts off on this journey. And this many brothers and sisters in Islam is an inevitable reality that we all have to face.
We've all made it through the doors of these halls. But none of us know whether we will walk out of these doubts. We all came from our homes, but none of us know whether we will make it to our homes. Why? Because this life is so temporary. It's so short and transitory. There is no guarantee whatsoever. We don't have any guarantee. I mean, there's an order in which we came to this world but there's no order in terms of leaving this world. The Angel of Death can come at any time. And as I make mistakes in the noble korakuen lunacy in that effort, almost every social inevitably tastes death. Every soul welcome some Fiorucci macheda, you can fortify yourself.
In a lofty tower and knock yourself out, but if it has been decreed that the Angel of Death should visit you, the Angel of Death will most definitely come visit you may Allah subhanho wa Taala make our last moments blessed and peaceful. I mean,
many brothers and sisters in Islam this life is so short, so short, you know, and some of us we all got our priorities mixed up at times, where we are so focused in regard to this world that we forget about the eternal hereafter, a life of infinity versus a temporary short life. According to the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a life that is between 60 to 70 years Allahu Akbar 60 to 70 years. Let me give you a basic calculation to show how few times this worldly life is. Okay? hypothetically, let's take an individual who has been blessed by Allah subhanho wa Taala with 60 years of life, right? 60 years of life follow this calculation with me 60 years of life
How long does an individual sleep for an average day an average adult? How long does it sleep for a day?
How long do you sleep? Three hours, four hours?
How long? 15 hours.
Recently, the National Sleep Foundation, if I'm not mistaken, put out certain statistics. And they said that now they're revising the sleep timetable for adults. And they're supposed to sleep for about seven to nine hours and average adult. But to make the calculation easy, let's go with eight hours, eight hours is one third of a day or not. Eight hours is one third of a day mathematicians in the house. Eight hours is one third of a day. So basically, you're sleeping one third
of 60 years. How many years is that?
snoring away? 20 years in sleep? How many years have you got left? 40 years of which you're not held accountable until you reach puberty? And these days? When do the boys and girls attained puberty with all the genetically modified food and whatnot out there?
Sure, we keep it at 15 to make the calculation easy. 40 minus 15. How many years have you got left?
25 years? Yes or no? 25 years breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch supper, your coffee outings and whatnot? How many years should be minus five years? How many years have you got left? 20 years? Okay, what about the time you're going to spend that work? It's equivalent to the time you sleep and I'm going with an accurate calculation here. Shall we knock off 10 years? out of the 20 years you're left with 10 years. recreational activities,
picnics trips, time spent with family, friends hanging out with friends chilling whatnot. Yeah. Shall we knock off another five years? How many years are you left with? Five years.
The loose, rough calculation, five years to invest in that eternal life of the hereafter. Five years to do as many good deeds as possible. Five years to strive for excellence. Five years to leave behind a legacy that resonates of goodness just as how the Sahaba is one night Allah Allah magma in left until today we remember Omar Alfaro rhodiola. One until today, we remember how to do the last one. Until today, we remember how we didn't really throw the last one. Until today. We remember tomorrow de la Juana eyeshadow, da da, da, da, da, da, da da Juana. We all need to think about our legacies. Many of us we don't even think about our legacies, you know that. We're all going to leave
behind legacies, whether you like it or not, you're going to leave behind the legacy, a legacy that will be remembered or forgotten, but it is upon you to work towards it. And you'll just go five years based on this rough calculation. And that is, if you are blessed with 60 years of life,
what if it has been decreed? I mean, you don't know your timeline? All of our timelines are only accessible by Allah subhanho wa Taala.
What if your timeline is just 30 years? What if your timeline is 4050 and not 60? law? So don't you think that we need to quit wasting time and work hard, we need to strive hard. This is a short life and as a last season than Oberon
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There is a law who created death and life.
To test which one of you is best in deeds. That's the whole purpose of this life. To test as we need to have a purpose in terms of life. Many of us you know we lost our bearings, like a ship in the middle of the ocean. Without a compass and we are lost. We need to get up bearings proper me to get our priorities straight fixate our focus towards the Hereafter, and work hard strive for excellence. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all to do so.
So coming back to the story of the man,
Angel of Death comes and as you all know, with the angel of death, there are other angels who accompany the angel of death. If it is a good soul, the angels of mercy the angels of Rama, the angels of goodness accompany the angel of death, to accompany that soul. And if the soul is an evil soul, may Allah save us all the angels of either the angels of punishment, torment and pain, they accompany the Angel of Death to accompany that. So
now for this man, both the groups of angels came the angels of mercy, the angels of punishment, and now there is an argument or if you will, a dispute between between the two groups, the angels of mercy, they say this man, sincerely has set out to make Toba. He's in the process of Toba. He He will be forgiven by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we need to take his soul, the angels of punishment. They say this man has killed 100 individuals, he's a serial killer. He's a sinner. He's a murderer, and we need to take your soul. And there was this dispute between the two groups of angels. Allah azza wa jal sends a mediator, an angel, as a mediator to mediate between these two groups. This
angel comes and offers a solution. He says, Why don't you two groups measure the land and if he is found closer to the land of evil, let the angels of punishment take his soul. And if he is found closer to the land of goodness, let the angels of mercy take his soul. They measure the land, lo and behold, they find him closer to the land of goodness. So the angels of mercy wrap his soul and take him away. scholars who comment on that Heidi they state that there is a high possibility because he had just started his journey. There is a high possibility that he could have been closer to the land of evil.
But because of the infinite mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala allies the vigil rolled up the land and made sure that he was closer to the land of goodness to forgive him
at the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala so how dare we lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala just as he claimed Rahim, Allah is reported to have said that the two wings of a believer one are Raja and the other will have hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the other fear of Allah azza wa jal fear of the anger of the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. A believer needs these two wings just as how a bird needs two wings to sew up in the heavens. And if a believer has these two wings in balance, he can fly and so beautifully unto Allah subhanho wa Taala you will be able to run back to Allah azza wa jal fly back to Allah subhanho wa Taala if you have these two
beautiful wings with you. So the second condition is that you need to completely come out of that sin or sins that you are repenting from. The third condition is that you must have firm determination alized them that you will not go back to that sin or since firm determination. If you want your Toba to be acceptable Allah subhana wa Jalla you must have firm determination that are not going to commit that sin ever ever again. That's the third condition, the sorry the fourth condition.
The third, the third, the third condition, as I said the first is what allows the second condition being coming out of the sense. Okay, the third condition being firm determination not to go back. The fourth condition is regret. You need to regret and you need to deeply regret in regard the sins that you've committed. If you want your Toba to be accepted by Allah subhanho wa Taala you need to have that feeling of guilt that regret in your heart so that you don't go back to that sin. And the final condition many brothers and sisters in Islam is that this tober there is a window there is a timeframe within which it needs to happen. This Toba needs to happen before two things one is known
as a Varga, in the Arabic language and that is before your soul reaches the collarbones. The minute your soul reaches your collarbones, ie when the Angel of Death comes in front of you and all the veils are lifted. And there is no point one day my brother, my dear sister, you will be walking towards your home or perhaps you'll be walking towards the university, you may be in your own bedroom, you may be in the washroom you may be in the toilet, you may be in your vehicle, you may be driving, alright. And suddenly, you will sense the presence of someone next to you.
You will turn and you will see someone
next to you. And I'm not talking about a gene here, there's a high possibility that there could be a gene over here. There is a possibility and even this empty seats in a captain for the gymnasts.
But I'm not talking about a gene here. You will be shocked and you will ask that person who are you?
And that person will look at you and tell you and Mr. Columbo
I am the angel of death. And I have come to take yourself
there is no way to bribe the angel of death. There is no way for you to even get a minute from the angel of death. If it has been decreed that your soul is to be taken at 8:16pm then so be medical mouth will be there and he will take your soul because that is the duty he has been entrusted by Allah subhanho wa Taala and at that point it will be too late. The minute you see molecule mouth all the ways will be lifted, and you will understand everything for its true reality, and they will be too late. You will not be able to make Toba until that point. Many brothers and sisters in Islam the doors of Toba are wide open Allah is waiting for you to turn to him and sincere Toba. But the minute
the Angel of Death comes in front of you that dose of Toba will be slammed shut. That is Scenario number one. Situation number two is that you need to make Toba before the sun rises from the west. And as you all know, this great phenomenon is from the major signs of the day of Ghana. In terms of the signs of the day of the AMA that have been prophesied by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, we have two categories. We have a short to sachi kubra, a short to satis overall, you have the major signs of the day of karma, you have the minus signs of the day of damage, in terms of the minus signs of the day of gamma minus signs of dooms day, scholars have gone on to list them, and they
have even, you know, listed them down to 100 signs 100 signs off which based on research, most of the scholars attest to the fact that 90% of the signs have already occurred and there's just a handful of the minor signs remaining to occur. And after that, the major science will commence and in accordance with the words of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. The major signs of the DF gamma attend in number 10 in number major signs of the DF tm a
very easy way to remember is to go with the letter doll, initially the Hon the jail and the con is the smoke that will fill the smoke that you know that will fill the whole planet
at the gel, as you all know, and the bad the bees that emerge. And then you have the sun rising from the west. You have George George gogue and Magog. And then you have Nasrullah Isa, the dissension of Isa alayhi salatu was Salam. And then you have three major earthquakes has formed bill mushrik has formed Bill Murray has pombe Jazeera Tila Arab, you have a major quake that will take place not just an ordinary earthquake, a major earthquake that will take place in the West, one in the east, and one in the lands of Arabia, and the final sign media brothers and sisters in Islam to be a huge fire that will emerge from the lands of Yemen and that will gather the remaining mankind to the plains
where Doomsday will commence. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us all.
Now see, in regard to the order that I just mentioned, there are a number of orders that have been reported in the prophecy from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So we don't have a precise order in regard to the science taking place. But we know one thing for sure, in a counselor was the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that even if one of these major signs were to occur, even if one and it could be the sun rising from the west the first sign even if one of the signs were to occur, the remaining science will occur one after the other in a consecutive way so fast just as how if you were to break a beaded necklace, a beaded necklace just is how the beads break and fall one after
the other. The remaining signs will all occur one after the other in a very swift manner. And before you know it, the day of a doomsday will be in your face May Allah subhana wa Jalla save us all.
So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, you need to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala before Varvara and you need to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala before the sun rises from the west. Before these two things take place because the minute one of the two takes place, the dose of Toba will be slam shot and even if you were to cry tears of blood those those of Toba will never ever be opened again. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all to turn to Him in sincere Toba before it's too late. So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, I leave you all with this piece of advice and that is to build your relationship with the Quran with the words of your maker Subhana Allah, this is how you can you know
inculcate and fill your heart with love towards Allah subhanho wa Taala you need to spend more time with the Quran. The Quran is the miracle that was bestowed upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Quran has this profound impact. The minute you start making the demo, the minute you start contemplating and reflecting on the powerful verses in the Quran, we're not supposed to just pay lip service to the Quran.
Allah azza wa jal says in the Noble Quran gets airborne and
he can only
see he when he
A book that we have sent down a blessed book, Leah debreu is evaluated.
So that the people of intellect May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all have good intellect I mean, the people of intellect they will remind one another and they will ponder on its worst as Leah debreu is in another place Eliza will says, FL
affiliated the burner for and do they not make the double over the pond reflect and contemplate on the Quran? Now comes the scary part. Am I allowed to be nacala? Or have they got locks on their hearts or their hearts all sealed up? Look at the choice of words. Allah did not say FL is not here the Quran Allah
did not read the Quran. Allah instead said, a fella yetta de Karunakaran. Do they not make the double over the Koran or have they got locks over their hearts? So many brothers and sisters in Islam, you're finding it difficult to ponder if you're finding it difficult to relate to the Quran. If you're finding it difficult to reflect over the words of your maker. You need to work on your hearts, you need to work towards purifying your hearts. Just remember Kareem Rahim Allah is supposed to have said that when the heart of an individual is set ablaze.
When the heart of an individual is set ablaze, listen to me attentively with the fire of Toba. That heart will start to attract all forms of goodness, like a magnet. When the heart of an individual is set ablaze with the light of Toba, that heart will start to attract all forms of goodness. And on the other hand, when a heart is engulfed with the darkness of sins with the darkness of evil, that heart will start to reject all forms of goodness. And that heart will start to go down in terms of its progress, and that heart will move from sin to sin. Once the other heart will move from goodness to goodness, this heart in darkness will move from sin to sin. So the more we feel that our hearts
are hardening, we need to turn back to Allah azza wa jal, we need to make since the adobo we need to up our relationship with our maker, we need to enhance our Salah we need to enhance our relationship with the Quran. The more we do that our heart becomes clean and it starts to attract all forms of goodness. We become pure, soft hearted individuals, we think only good of others. And the more we think good and positive thoughts, there's this positive aura that surrounds us. And there's always this these positive vibes that emanate from our bodies, but the more you move towards sin, there's always this negative vibe that surrounds you. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us on. So with that,
I conclude ask Allah Subhana Allah to help us all to purify our hearts to help us to enhance our relationship with our maker. May Allah azza wa jal forgive us of our sins. May he accept our good deeds. And just as how you united seen this beautiful town of Bradford may unite us in the gardens of Genoa with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam, I mean in hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen comala here for your time