Channel: Musleh Khan
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Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah He follows Salah woman Weiler, ma Baron Salaam, alaikum, warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Alhamdulillah brothers and sisters Welcome to yet again another brand new series. This is called the checklist of a believer and it is all based on the Tafseer of surah number 23. suited to mean on the sort of the believers couple of introductory points with respect to this sort of this is a mechi sorta and it was revealed approximately somewhere between six and seven years before the Haggadah, or before the migration to the city of Medina. This particular surah is You and I, our checklist, it's the sort of that's going to help us to understand
and to give us sort of that litmus test of where we stand as believers and as Muslims in the front in the sight of Allah subhana wa Tada. So in front of Allah azza wa jal so this is an essential chapter of the poor and it is incredibly important for all of us and as you're going to see the very beginning of this sort of, it's going to jump right into the subject of the believer what the believer is, and some of the qualities of a believer that really stand out in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala now before I get there
suta tell hedge which is the suitor that came prior to me on this particular suit us had started off yet a yohannes yet a yohannes. So all mankind so it's talking to everybody, all of mankind Muslim or not, religion is irrelevant. So that was the beginning of sorts of Hajj and as you got to the end of the surah Yeah, you holiday in Amman. aerocart was to do wobbu raba como la la quinta flew home. It ended off with Allah, Xena, Amman, believers and suited to Hajj you know, right away from the name. There's a large chunk of the suta that's devoted to Hajj and in some respects, the entire sutra is all about Hajj. Why? Because this particular suta sorbitol Hajj starts off with a pretty intense
conversation about the Day of Judgment. Yeah, you want an S takota come in as a zealot Asara Shamoon, Alvin, that indeed, the earthquake when the Day of Judgment arrives is a profound moment. So it gives you this warning about the day of judgment in a dramatic way in a horrific way. it instills fear into the believer. And when you think about what Hajj is, and what it represents, when we go to Hajj, we gather together millions and millions of Muslims across the globe come into one place and gather what for one purpose, which is to submit themselves to Allah subhanho wa Taala. It almost feels like Hajj is the major rehearsal of the Day of Judgment. So we're all together and
we're even going at the plains of autoflow, which many of the scholars said that's where the day of judgment will take place. So we're gathering there, and it just so happens, it's the heart of Hajj, people are pouring their hearts out to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So you're asking Allah for forgiveness and mercy, the one thing that we hope to receive from Allah subhanho wa Taala on the Day of Judgment, and as a result as you journey through suta till had you graduate. So once you perform the Hajj, and you do it with the mindset that you know this, either it's your first Hajj or one of the Hajj and it could be your last, and you're preparing yourself to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala.
You see, this is one of the things that we we rarely talk about when we talk about hedge, hedge the attitude, the prime attitude that everyone should have is that you go and you perform hedge with the intention, I'm going to meet a lot. So you get into that mindset that this could be the day of judgment. This is an insight. This is a sample. You know, it's a minor rehearsal, major rehearsal, whatever you want to call of the Day of Judgment itself. It's the gathering. It's the largest or at least one of the largest gatherings in the history of mankind. That happens every year. And so here we are, we're seeking nothing but Allah's mercy and less forgiveness. We're praying, we're doing all
of these acts of a bad debt. Now, having said that, you come to the end. Allah says, Yeah, you
levena M and o arrow Carol are people of mn make little core make sujood worship Allah do as much good as you can learn looking to flee Hoon that perhaps in sha Allah you will be amongst those who are champions and people who are successful. Why did Allah speak in this particular language at the end of sorbitol Hajj, it's not only because now you've gotten the warning, you've gone through Hajj, you've done everything you could now you're ready to be a believer. Now, the end of SoTL Hajj when somebody tells you Okay, you got to go pray, guess what? You go and you pray. And somebody says, you know, just be grateful makes sense to Allah. This is what's going to give you success. The Prayer is
the key to success in this world. And in the effort of when you hear that stuff. It works. You're like yeah, I believe it. I live it so I believe it that's why I pray you know, lots of even Muslims that asked you know, and wonder and that claim that they're Muslims but don't pray, these are for them. Because unless elect clearly tells us throughout the poor end, that this is the thing. This is the heart of our Deen is that we pray and it's the thing that's going to guarantee you some success on the Day of Judgment. It's the first part of your life. That is question on the Day of Judgment, the first thing that we're active we're asked about, so we'll come to that inshallah, once we get to
that particular verse, verse two and so I don't mean no. So that With that being said, Now we have become a Latina. Mmm yeah, you have Latina Mo. So that's where we're at in terms of the journey and the the order of the sutras. So sorbitol has concluded with now you are a Latina M and you are a people that recognize the truth. Now you need to do it. Now you need to take it to the last and final stage. What's the last and final stage for a believer? Mr. la hora Emmanuel Rahim. pada F, let me know.
pide is always used to emphasize.
So without a doubt, a fly.
is the word that describes the farmer when the farmer is digging in the ground. Now farmers dig for two reasons. The first type of digging is when they're planting their seeds. The second type of digging is when they're harvesting their fruits when they're reaping the fruits of their labor. And you know what's really, really interesting, the usage of this word, this is one of a few words in Korean to describe success. But f fella is the most difficult to achieve of all of them. Why? Go back to the farmer, think about when the farmer plants that seed. You know, it's got to go through labor. So he's got to prepare the ground, prepare the soil, then he'll plant the seed. So he'll dig
and dig and dig, he'll plant this seed. And he's completely dependent on whatever Allah provides. So hopefully there's no infestation, there's no drought, there's none of these things. Rain is going to come when rain is supposed to happen. And it's not going to be too much rain, it's not going to be too little, he's got a rate, he's got to be able to reap the right amount. And he's got to hope that all of this is going to happen perfectly. And when he sees his plants start to grow, they start to sprout out of the ground, then he's hoping that he'll start to nurture it, it'll give it plant food, he'll do all kinds of things. He's gonna keep all the rats and the mice and the infestation away so
they don't destroy all of his hard work and labor. Now we're talking about months of the year now has just gone by. But he's not able to reap anything Why farmers are incredibly hard working people. And they get one paycheck at the end of the year. So he's still working working day and night, every day of the year, in hopes that he can read something.
And for the most part, by the end of the year, he notices that the fruits, the vegetables, all of the things that he's hoping for, they slowly start to manifest they slowly start to grow and sprout now his farm begins to flourish. Now he could have those bazaars, especially if you live in farm areas every year they have these really nice bazaars will their take where they will take their fruits and vegetables that they have that are seasonal, and they'll sell it they'll invite the community. And that's how they maintain. That's how they're able to accumulate some revenue for all the hard work for the months and years of labor.
And then that's going back to the a that's a reflection of you and I that's our life.
We are all spiritual farmers. Here we are living in this world. Allah gives us X amount of time, and tells you that you got to perform righteous deeds. And you've got to trust that with those righteous deeds, there is a reward. There are many blessings that will come to you. But here's the thing.
You might see the impact and the results of your efforts in this world, you might. And even if you do, you're not really sure if that's connected to the effort. So if I, you know, help an old lady cross the street or help somebody with their grocery store with their groceries, or I opened the door and allow somebody to go Come in, or a smile or a spread the salad all of these things are acts of righteousness. I don't know when and how exactly, I will see the results of my efforts. I don't know. I have no clue when maybe there might be clues. And I might think to myself, Oh, that just happened because I helped that person that held that door. Now look what Allah gave me. I don't
know. I don't think none of us will. So what do we have to do? We have to live our lives like the farmer, we have to trust and hope that we will reap the fruits of our labor at the end of the year. But in our case,
the end of our lives.
The end of our lives, is when we can harvest the fruits of our efforts. So how long do we have to spiritually farm
10 years, 20 years, 50 years, 100 years, whatever Allah allows. So you know we're doing
sorta till meno introduces to us is that we are the spiritual farmers, and we're planting seeds of righteousness. And goodness, for us. For everyone around us. We're encouraging each other keep planting, keep working at it, in hopes that on the Day of Judgment, we see the fruits, what does the law say? Let tells us in the Quran, he guarantees that he will provide and bless you and honor you he guarantees who will do this. No one will be treated unjustly.
No one will be treated unjustly. It's quite common for farmers. When they plant and plant and they have massive acres of fruits and vegetables, they're going to lose some people are gonna come by they're going to steal, there's going to be a minor infestation here and there fruit some fruits are going to, you know, go bad. So he's going to lose out here and there is hoping that at least the majority is still profitable for him. He's still be able to sell and he could still survive. But not for the believer when it comes to our deed. That smile that you had the one door that you open, every single salon you have ever extended. All of it shows up on the day of on the Day of Judgment.
You'll know that you do Kowloon FC Mara millet, Min, Hiram, Laura, that day, every single soul will see and be placed in front of them on a scale, every single good deed is present. And that's when the believer is like, like God, everything counted. Look at it, it's all there. But at the helm, you know, so
that's who we are. We are all fella whom we are all we are all spiritual farmers. I hope that's a you know, a good way of looking at it. Then we come to this beautiful word mean on men. Singular mean on plural. What's more mean on all of them? Let's go back now. This is sort of filomeno
the sorta got its name from this first a the opening verse. Minh is somebody who has the quality of men in them. They have passed a threshold that you know very few people get to let me give you an example. We know that amen increases and decreases as our Prophet alayhi salatu salam taught us amen we as eat away and see you know, increases or decreases. That's why we have good days. We have bad days. We have good days where we're praying fudger on time and then we have bad days.
For the believer, the men in particular
they may have a bad day here and there but their bad days are the average Muslims good days.
Their bad days. So when we're talking about late prayers for the believer, a late prayer might be just a few minutes he caught the last hurrah Cara of solid federal. He didn't miss the whole thing. He just that's a bad day for him. There's a certain threshold that they have been in
To maintain that they never cross. There's a bare minimum. They never cross that. But the average layman Muslim might miss frigid for one entire year. Miss it on time for the whole year. They're pretty fragile like a 10am 12:12pm.
But they're still allatheena amateurs still acknowledge and they're still somewhat moaning. But this level of movement here and the reason why I'm highlighting this is the decor and particularly in Sudan, Nisa was pretty harsh on hypocrites. So to Bukhara introduced hypocrites, Sula, toboe, was vicious on hypocrites.
hypocrites believed and said that they were moltmann they call themselves movement. So let me ask all of you are hypocrites mortman? Isn't Does that even make sense? But they use the same term. So what we learned from that and other sources, is that there were levels of people who claim to have amen as a quality from within, but their lives didn't reflect that quality. And that is so true today. There are people today, that claim I know, I'm Muslim, I mean, you know, nobody can judge me. And he or she will have like a tick tock video, and hopping around and singing and dancing. Like, you know, like kangaroo just kind of going all over the place and be like a stuff that Allah May
Allah bless you all. You know, I always tell students, right.
When you have social media accounts like that, okay, fine. Nobody can judge you. I get it. Okay, let's agree that no one can judge you.
I ask all of you, and anybody out there that has those tic Tock videos and this and that, right. And you and you're doing that stuff for the entire world to see.
You be the judge, you be the judge.
Just ask yourself one question. And and leave it at that. If the Prophet alayhi salatu salam
saw your Tick Tock account, he went on, you know, he downloaded the app, and he pressed play on your account. Would he be pleased with what he saw?
This is a man
that prayed throughout the night. This is the Prophet of Allah the man who was the walking Porter and the man that risked his life for you when I so we could have this
man who Allah says, homie, Laila Illa, Polly, pray the every single night, even if it's just a little what was a little for the prophecy setup, Miss foo, just the bare minimum is half the night. That's what you're going to do. Even in the battle zone, even during wars, even during battles, when all the companions are sleeping during the night getting some rest. What is he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam do? He's praying, asking Allah for victory, asking Allah for aid and help? How would he feel if he saw your account, and just leave it at that.
So when we're talking about moltmann, it's a complete package. You're not just, you don't just have a man in the heart, it's manifested through every part of your life. People see it when you talk to each other, the way you conduct yourself, and even when you perform the rituals of Islam. The more nathie Kuhn claimed that they were mcminn, they said that we're moment, we're just like you. And when you confronted them, or nafi accord and said, You guys cost so much trouble. You guys are the troublemakers of the community. You just so much. What did they say? Well, you the people who like to see to fill out when you tell them don't cause these problems, you know, in the land in the
community. What did they call in the man who mostly Who? What are you talking about? We're just doing good. We're just good people.
We're not doing anything wrong. So that's one category. The second category is a Latina terminal. And I hinted to this earlier, a Latina, M and o are people that recognize what is right, but they don't necessarily do it. They know that they have to pray. They know I got to wear hijab, they know what this is what the poor answer is, they know it, they tell you this stuff. But do you see it in them? Not necessarily. And it's not because they're inherently bad or corrupt. It's just that life hasn't caused them to reach there yet. Like it just they're just like, you know, one day one day and shall I'll get there. I know I have to. I'm just not there yet. I know I have to supply the law.
That's a Latina woman. None of that is mentioned here. Allah is speaking about
me know it's the quality in them. Yeah, sure they have bad days who doesn't, but there are bad days in sha Allah. Allah will forgive him Allah will overlook that stuff. Don't you worry, keep it going.
we know that me noon. There's all kinds of qualities to highlight about El Nino, all kinds of qualities, every one of us that are men, and inshallah Allah counts us and accepts us as men. Every one of us have these qualities, but there are there is one quality that stands out for the believers checklist. This is like the number one point on your checklist. Are you movement. This is the first thing that you've got to see if it's there. It's the next verse. Allah Xena.
Allah Xena is usually used as an adjective in the court and most of the time it's used as an adjective. So it's going to describe that despite You call yourself mortman Hold up. Because that does not mean you are the fella who you are the ones that have received and gained success. Just because you're a woman doesn't mean you're there. It's a good start with you're not there yet. How do you know this allatheena
OLED didn't just jump from A to F wilhelminian home feels solid to him harsher on a less than a Latina and Latino is also used to single out a special group. So Allah is saying that success was given particularly to those who have the quality of a man within
and they are
they are not. And all of them know they are meaning a group from amongst them a particular as for those who are moment as for those, so there's a selection a particular group, you know, let me say May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst them lahoma I mean allatheena whom they are,
indeed fee without a doubt seletti him their prayers are harsh your own. Now let's take this one by one. Home fi home fi specifically So what makes the believer stand out in front of Allah is that they the one specifically who indeed pray
you know what's interesting here they hear little things we don't we probably don't see immediately when you look at the look at the verse Salah Salatu him is in singular form.
A Latin say alladhina homefield, sila were to him, not plural.
We pray at least five times. So why is it mentioned? Just one singular?
The answer is the last word in the a harsh your own harsh your own from harsh era Who? Sure? You know what he sure is, you know how we tell each other you need to have who sure in prayer. Who sure is when you're telling someone to develop a sense of fear that they are so frightened, their body literally becomes numb, and they freeze.
You know, you ever seen those movies when the car is about to hit the person or the truck is coming coming? And you see like two three seconds before the truck makes impact? You see the person's face and they're like this? That's called horseshoe.
So the answer is that Allah is saying the real true believer is that at least indeed, even if it's just one prayer has Whoa, sure. You're there. Subhana Allah,
just one. Does that mean you disregard the rest of the prayers? No. This is how Allah is getting started. And this is why it's only the first two verses. The introduction of the sutra. What Allah tells us in the beginning is to get us started to be on that path of what it takes to be a true believer. So Allah says start with one prayer. You know, for a lot of us when we pray fudger on time. How does that feel?
There's no words.
When you pray fudger on time, there is no words
to describe what that feels like nothing.
And especially those of you who pray fudger in a Masjid. Oh my gosh.
Oh, wow. Talk about no words. It's like you're in a little Jenna. Almost
When you pray fudger in a Masjid, oh, man, it's like you planted the seed the night before and you reap the fruits February the next day, is there's nothing. There's nothing to compare that feeling to.
Now, Allah is saying, you got to get at least one. Just one prayer. That's a start. So who? Sure. You know, this is why scholars wrote so many books, volumes of material to develop. Oh, sure.
I'm not gonna mention any of those. All I just want you to know is that think about the word horseshoe, you remain firm. And still, you know, you want to scratch your head. But do you like none, and I want to keep my soul as perfect as possible. I'm not saying don't scratch if you got a scratch, but you know how some sisters, you know, you're constantly battling your hijab, as you're praying, and those little hairs in your life.
Then you're tying a hijab every Recaro, you go down for ruku, the hijab falls like piggyback you're missing the point. There's no who should who should also is literally physically keeping yourself together for the prayer.
This is not for sure. Because this is a really common praying.
is happened once I saw this with my own eyes, once I just I couldn't believe it got to that point. Some this brothers phone in front of us started ringing.
I'll call you back. And he's just sitting there. And you're like a Latina Humphrey Salatin plus your own. What do you call this now?
Soho? Sure. I can't tell you how to develop that. I can give you some pointers. But you know yourself. What are you thinking about?
How you look how you dress, all of that helps us with Whoa. Sure. So what are you thinking about? What state are you in? When you come for prayer? Is it just something that you rush to? Just to get it over with? Oh, my God, I'm gonna select that. And let me just get a go. Is that what it's about? What is solid to you.
And at least start off by perfecting one,
just just get to one.
It would be ideal. If that one solid, you start off perfecting is the first one of the day, that would be ideal. But let's face it, for a lot of us, that's really hard. Okay, fine. A lead doesn't give up on you. He doesn't throw all the silhouette in your face at the very first, you know, the very beginning of the sorta he doesn't do that. So how to with Allah. Allah gives you a gives you a chance gives you a little at a time span a lot. He doesn't have to do that. But it gives us a chance to get ourselves together just just one fee solidarity him singular, just one.
Whichever one you can get that one perfect.
And you'll see what happens the ripple effect begins, the horseshoe increases. Before you know it, it's one smaller than fedrick goes into vo harder than thought. Let me tell you something. And as I'm going to conclude with if you start off your day with a good on time, like an average you know, just put a little low I had a low sub limit. You know you're barely awake but you're doing it on time you're struggling and you're Allahu Samad let me a little hollow and you just kind of finishing up. But you get it done. I promise you insha Allah, your Lord will get better. Because you'll think back you'll be like, man, I got up for fudger on time. I haven't done that in a long time. Let's not
ruin the day. Let's make this a perfect day for how to comes along. And you're just like doing crease it then also because I feel like okay, I've got two that was seemed much better than the others. Let's get it to three. When you get to muscle up, you're like, just one more to go. Let me make this a perfect day when I share comes you seal the deal with a lot you just like okay, Oh Allah, here's what I submit for you today. And you go to sleep a happy guy.
That's what happens when you work on one, the ripple effect, it kicks into the rest. So in conclusion, there is no success without prayer. If any of you out there don't do not pray, but you call yourself Muslim. Now you've seen for yourself the A yet it just that that will never ever work in the sight of Allah. You need both. So that being said, I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala preserves and protects Salo at in our lives in our hearts always and forever. alone. To me. This is the introduction is just two verses. But again, this
Is our checklist so we're gonna go through the entire sort of the isn't the lab. So tomorrow we will continue with many more qualities of a believer that are highlighted. This is a lowest priority checklist as well. So these are important to us but important to him subhanho wa Taala so with that being said, I pray that Allah subhanaw taala protects these qualities in our hearts in our lives always and forever. I mean, it's such a second level Hira what efeito Darwin and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen so take care guys was set up more than equal to lucky robot a cat two