The Hearts of the Prophets 01
Channel: Musleh Khan
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All about Dua and Its Response
We thought that this course is important at this point in time. We have been through so much over the past few years and individually and collectively, we are going through a lot and we're of course is one of the main tools that we have to help us to cope with this. So inshallah I'm hoping I'm hoping Inshallah, that you will benefit from this course. I just wanted to mention that I want you to use the online platform as much as possible. You can you've registered, you can log in, and you can check we are up.
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Take Hadith in Bukhari, right is very famous Hadith. What that means is when you make a good intention, who's your first enemy to break all of that up? Shaitan
you know what we never mentioned? Who's the second enemy? Right after shaitan?
Yeah, you're in shaitan work like this when you're trying to do something good, because you're trying to battle him and he's trying to battle you.
So, when the prophesy seven says when you don't follow through, and obviously for reasons, you could have controlled and you could have handled, it's your fault, because you made sure it's on when don't do that.
Let me let me formally be good for the students online because from that from today, level salatu salam ala Rasulillah Ali of total Salah woman, WA,
salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
And welcome to all the students here in person and the students joining us online, wherever you are, may Allah subhanaw taala keep you healthy and safe. And thank you for being here for the next few hours together, we hope that this journey is fruitful for all of you. And for all of us here Allahumma Meem. So for those of us joining in online, we've been just chatting very casually about why I'm
here. So I'm looking
forward to introduce this subject by laying out a couple of points. And I've laid those points out for you to also appreciate. So on the screen,
I write this may very well be the fastest course you will ever study. And what I mean by that is that time in this day and age, would you agree is zooming by?
Yeah, it's scary.
Like it's really scary. Just how quickly time is going by. And there's a hadith of our Prophet alayhi salatu salam that he reminded us that the Hour will never be established. until A time comes where a year feels like a month and a month feels like a day and a day feels like a few hours. And when this hadith continues to sweat and when that time comes then know that the day of judgment is very, very near.
And it feels like that. Can we say that? It is exactly that we are getting that certainly we are getting
closer, but just remember 1400 years ago Companions would have said the same thing, man, the time is going by quickly, it really feels that way. So to really point out that say that hadith applies to 2022 is, is something inaccurate, you shouldn't do that. But just overall, generally speaking, yeah, we are, of course, closer to the day of judgment than our previous generation. And I pray that Allah subhana wa Taala gives us strength. Why I say that this might be the fastest course that goes by is just that because in it, there is something for all of us. In this subject of dua, there's something for everyone. If you have literally just one or 2% of Islam in your life, and everything else is
just totally messed up. There's something for you in this. And if you're somebody who's really devoted and committed to the religion does their best each and every day, there's something here for you. And if you're somewhere in between, this course is for you. That's the thing that I like about it. And as long as you stay with me, and we're consistent in sha, Allah, you'll see, you'll remember this first session, as we conclude with the last one in sha Allah. Okay. So here are some of the things that we're hoping to outline in this course. This may change your entire outlook on Torah, how you understood it, and how you use it.
We briefly discussed this before salah, all the things that you've known about Dora, and all of the things that you were taught about Dora, how your parents taught you about Dora, you know, if something bad happens, it's because you didn't say Bismillah is because you forgot your door, you didn't read your core and see those comments.
All of that we're going to address because although they come with good intentions,
there's a problem.
The problem is, is that it didn't work.
You know what I mean? It didn't work. You reminded yourself or your parents reminded you and you're doing it with your children can't do this is what Islam snapped resonating. It's not registered. It's not working? Why? We're going to talk about why when and why Daura doesn't work. Where the how do we sort of internalize that whole phenomena when it happens and it happens to all of us or at least we think it's happening, okay? Elevated value our do is to more than just words.
Increase our love value and sincerity with Allah and all aspects of worship. So we're going to see how pretty much every single thing we do and we say for the sake of Allah is a reflection of Allah dua, okay, for us to have deeper and deeper understanding of what we are saying to Allah, okay.
There is no purpose behind talking to Allah with phrases and words you don't know or you don't understand. Okay? Shall we students? I'm ready to get right into this. Okay. So let's get right into it.
There's only one thing that I would highly discourage you if you're going to use your phone for notes. Just I don't want that.
I can't, it bugs me.
Yeah. It's like when somebody falls asleep. Like if you want to get sleep, I get if you had a hard day, find a fine, step out. Go do tawaf around the hallway a few times, whatever you need, wash your face, come back. Right? You're not my students. You're Allah students. Okay? So it's, it's, that's the deeper wisdom behind that is that you're doing this because your students have Allah and Allah is bestowing the greatest gift he has given mankind with, which is his knowledge. Okay.
Intro So let's begin.
Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah, hearts are reassured. This is Sudha top right? Sunita, right?
Basic Alladhina ermine Wautoma inna Pulu boom. Be the Karela Allah be liquid Allah toma ino Pulu. Now
this is our intro. This is what we want.
We want the those who believe a Latina ml students very quickly when you say those who believe what does that mean? If you've studied with me, you should know what Alladhina amanu means.
When you hear a Latina
what does that mean? Because it's translated as those who have believed. So why doesn't Allah just say, Oh ma
slims or movements are believers? Why those who have believed?
The answer to this so here's your first I guess notes you can start jotting down. Okay? The difference between a believer and this, those who have believed Yep.
Someone's close, sort of good to good. A movement.
Okay, somebody who carries the title a believer. Amen is a quality in them.
No one can take it away from you.
You either lose it based on your own decisions, or Allah snatches it away from you. But no one else can take that from you. Because why when you say I believe in this deen and I'm going to practice it.
And nobody is going to stop me. That is the men and it's a quality in you. And you are movement
Alladhina amanu is the beginning stages of movement a Latina Amma. So remember this because it comes all over the Koran, right? Yeah, he will let you know in the Latina terminal
means those who recognize what's right, but they don't necessarily practice it.
I know I'm not supposed to, you know, Miss solder.
But I know it's important. I know that it'll prayer is a big deal. But I'm just so busy. I'm tired, my alarm never works and your levena M and you're not Minya moment is special, it's sacred. You have to earn that in the sight of Allah and the way to earn that is when you're in Islam, you're in it to stay.
There are some Muslims that make that intention. But for example, if tragedy strikes, they start to lose not just you know, their connection with Assam their faith slowly starts to go Why is Allah doing all of this? Why is there so much tragedy and disaster all over the world? Why send so much water to Pakistan and cause all that disruption? Start talking like that? That's how you know you're AlLadhina m&r You're not moping.
on that note, what would men say? What do you say when you hear about the tragedies happening all over the world natural disasters hundreds and 1000s of lives gone or affected? What does a believer how do they react to that?
What does a believer say?
If you do not so bad is
for the students online so one response that we have is that while Allah has reminded us that when you do the wrong things, punishment is on its way.
So this is exactly why this course is here because that is fundamentally incorrect.
Right? And don't blame you or anybody we all have that same idea. Oh, it's maybe because I'm doing something or I'm not doing something why Allah sent this to me why it's happening to me. That is not the way to respond when good or bad happens to you.
That's not the way door works.
Let me share with you exactly what the attitude of a believer and people have do I mean you How will respond but very quickly, you're gonna say something.
does not change your circumstance. Oh Allah. I need a house. Or Allah. I'm jobless. Give me a job. Yeah. You're not gonna wake up tomorrow or a couple of weeks? Because you don't know. Could happen but you don't know.
So what have you really done when you made dua? You've submitted what to Allah
But the dora
is how Allah chooses to respond whether give you what you want, or don't give you what you want. Is that a response?
Yeah, that's a response. If you don't get what you want that server response, if you get what you want, that's their response. So basically, you make your DUA, and you have no idea what's going to come back into return. That's your response. Meaning
that you and I have no input or say on the response of Allah.
But you're required to continue
asleep, talk to him and make dua to him. Because Dora instills within you the strength to keep going not to be optimistic and hopeful that I'm gonna get what I want sometime real soon, or because of what they've done Subhanallah look what Allah did to them. Allah didn't email you or text you and said the slides send that disaster to them. And you know that
so get that out of your mind. When you see tragedy or you see problems and terrible things happening. Your response is
only Allah knows best.
When something is out of your control, what do we say? Caught dot Allah, masha Ferran, you don't say put dot Allah when you have control that that's not how it works. So when you can't wake up for fetcher. You don't say I've caught that Allah. It's been six months. What can I do?
You've been binging till like 2am Put on your phone until one you've been doing this. You went to sleep on a full stomach. And you know, that ain't good for you. Like it'll affect you waking up early. You didn't set your alarm or you put it on silent and and and and it's your fault.
When you get outside, like I'm gonna go for a nice long drive. But just earlier that day, you heard on the news that there was a hurricane warning. And then you get stuck in disaster HUD little What can I do? Allah sent this hurricane?
No, it's your fault. You can take precaution.
You don't have to depend on what you see on the news. I'm not saying I'm just saying it's about the whole responsibility, do your part, then leave the rest. So
the point here is that when you make dua, and when you see things happening around you, we don't know why those things happen. But the believer is always optimistic with Allah, or however they view Allah. Our prophet Ali Asad wasallam says, I am how my servant thinks of me. Listen to it again.
I am, how my servant thinks of me.
So you have two persons. One of them is saying Oh ALLAH is punishing them for what they did or how they are. So to Allah, Who is this person? Who is Allah to this person now?
You can mess around with Allah man, you know, if you're walking on eggshells, 24 hours you mess up, it's over for you. Then the person beside him says, Man in sha Allah, you know, this is Allah's will.
Those who pass away will die as Shaheed it was their cuddle, they couldn't stop the floods they couldn't stop the waves it was their time you know on May Allah give them Jana May Allah give them ease and, and and who is a lot of this person now.
Merciful, complete opposites. Same rub.
Allah is to you how you think of him.
Really amazing Hadith changes, it clicks into your mind immediately. And what it should start doing now is to start framing in your mind as much optimism with Allah through all of the tragedy, you know,
I buried someone recently who was very dear to Okay.
And it bothers me till now when I talk about it. And it's been a while.
And as the human me, I still struggle to understand how that person died so quickly and so suddenly and got so sick and things like that. And I think all of us may know someone like that right?
after their death, some months went by, you know, how you start learning about when they were alive. This is what they were going through. This is what they were experiencing things you never know. You never heard.
And it turned to Subhanallah how they go look how life is to death was so much better for them.
That's how we turned to
and you immediately get reminded of how naive sometimes we become when we can't see Allah's answer. And we assume that it's terrible and it's tragic. How could this happen? When in essence, it was the best thing for them. Okay.
So now, to this day, now you understand a Latina Amman Wautoma inocula Boom be the Karela and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah pause there. So you need to have some Iman, if you're if you want your heart to accept and absorb dua
if you want to either me, be me
meaningfully you need to have some Amen let's put it that way. If you want
to be meaningful
to touch something in here then you're gonna have to have some faith and something's got to be there but brother and also what about the non Muslim when they ask a local God whoever you are guide me to you just guide me to hear
what you guys think
what's the response then?
Then the non Muslim because we're saying now you need to have some faith you are at least acknowledge something of iman in order for door to be meaningful. Okay, that takes care of us as believers. What about people who can only man What about the CAFO when they like God? Show me something that you're there so I can follow you. And I can believe in you show me something. What about their doors that are accepted?
Yes, this is a verse in the Quran. When the disbeliever asks for Allah's guidance and the wish to seek, find look for a lender genuinely know something is out there but we don't know what it is. We want to find it. I honestly believe that when you come to Allah with a genuine and sincere heart Allah will not turn you away.
Okay, Allah be the Karela toma in new polo so the hearts are assured by Allah's remember it's very quickly can somebody talk to me? What does the care of Allah mean like to you? Like what is it? Is it just repeating a lot of things Subhan Allah Muhammad, what is the point of having the liquor of Allah go ahead recently, Vicki
Repeating Allah's name or
a lot more
good. So it's to have that constant awareness of Allah subhanaw taala. So here's a really quick way for you to always remember how they killed the care of Allah works, okay? See around us bookshelves, that's the thicket of Allah. That's your brain, all these bookshelves, you have a bunch of knowledge of things are all all in life stored in your brain, the care of Allah as you take a book and you open it.
Okay, remember that way, the care of Allah is you have this knowledge and you love Allah and you know, and you know, Subhana Allah, you know, all these phrases, but they're not being said as often as you'd like.
So what do you do they care of Allah helps you to stay in this library up here and constantly opening a phrase, a word in a the poor end, whatever it is, they understand. So think of the thicket of Allah as bookshelves in your brain, and then you open it and that's how you constantly remember ALLAH, what's the consequence of their hearts are reassured. So Allah starts off, this is the way to do it. And if you do it, that's the consequence.
When we say reassured what do we mean when we say the hearts are reassured what do we mean when we when we say that
remember you want to go from a Latina mo to were
to be a believer movement equality, that's the ending of the that's what it's making reference to. In other words, it's going to solidify and protect Iman in you. When you get there. Do outcomes comes automatically if you go on autopilot. Okay, we'll talk a lot about this by they'll show you some examples of some of the orlimar how they practice and do our it's amazing.
Abby Musa luxury a famous companion of your loved one, says the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam had one set method will let the years good or bad. Well let the lie of the Kuru rapa methyl Hagee while may yet so the one who remembers Allah as opposed to the one who doesn't remember Allah is like somebody who is
dead physically know, spiritually. Give me an example of
what somebody who is spiritually alive or dead let's start off with with the dead. Somebody who's spiritually dead. How how do they look? How do they behave?
I'll tell you,
you wake up Monday morning, breakfast. I should do all of that stuff. Go to school, work, come home.
Eat sleep. Do it again the next day. So Monday to Friday. That's your routine. Right?
Then the next week comes by do it again. And months and years, same routine. What comes after all of that
then you die.
That's your whole life.
That's when you're spiritually dead.
Now, to further understand that that image I've just painted for you look at the opposite that person will the prophesy Selim is making reference to that's alive.
They wake up for Fudger when they woke up for Fudger they got themselves prepared. They prayed. They didn't do pull who Allahu Allahu Akbar, and just kind of crawled back. They did how Fajr is supposed to be prayed. You read the longest Surah as you know, and you lengthen it as much as you can. That's the Sunnah way of praying. Fajr and, and somewhat rhythm even said that you lose reward for shortening the fact that the fetcher intentionally like if you intentionally just because you're lazy, you actually don't get the complete reward a freedom fighter, because you haven't completed fetcher completely, you get so you fill the cup halfway, you didn't fill it all the way so you get
So the person who was alive now who is spiritually alive, Preet their Fajr
brushed your teeth, eat breakfast, go to work come home, then when they have some time, open up the Koran, do a little bit of revision, maybe review some of Mr. Khan's notes because they love his class so much they couldn't stop thinking about it all day. So they went into that then prayed all the next Salah key, got prepared themselves prepared, prayed that Salah then went to Edwin Tiller Asia, after he has spent time with the family did their thing.
They get a phone call bad news. They Say Subhan Allah in nearly law he went in like nuts oh my god I use Are you serious? No. Who was crying, calling none of that?
See the attitude?
See the routine. See the mindset? That's somebody who's alive you can't break that person.
You can destroy them.
That's how the Prophet alayhi salatu salam told us and another Hadith like he will have dua
they taste the sweetness of this world
nothing breaks you nothing mentally destroys you. You know I tell the story once in a while I had a professor very shortly I had several professors who did this but there was this one professor that had his routine when I was in Medina university right anytime you asked him a question he had always one answer. When you asked him about chef you know I'm really struggling to wake up for federal you know you tell us the like sweet plan like report N chef Utah I I've been talking to this girl and it's just going the wrong way I've been doing some awful things and saying some while I've been crossing borders you know barriers is I just read Korean
chef you know I fell in love with the wrong person they're not even read or n chef I'm keep missing saw I want to go for Hajj. I'm prayed Solana didn't make World Report. Everything was read the Koran read read read, read, read read. Same chef used to give the same a similar response make dua just make dua say a door say a door. Like the chef, I'm having problems in my marriage, just say a door.
And it turns eventually, some students asked him shall Why do you do that?
Everything he will respond to the Koran make dua require I make dua
then he started quoting Hadith like this to Earth to us. And that's when we were like, Oh,
it makes sense.
People who struggle emotionally spiritually and mentally overall lack this is just the spiritual side. I mean, medically there's a whole nother conversation which is not part of this.
But they're missing this.
They're missing just talking to Allah in their life. But take a look at this. Why we need to are those who perform the vicar are wise and promise success, peace, happiness, mercy, forgiveness and great rewards in this life and the next that's the prophecy sellers promise that's Allah's promise as well.
So why don't Muslims make dua as much as we should? So my question to you
so keep waking
up first thing that comes to mind when I ask this question, why do you think people don't make as much douar as they should?
Too much stuff to keep your mind off of that. Anything else? Yep.
outcome of what would have seemed like they would think that appeal will be answered and we'll get what I want. But like what you were saying I appreciate because it required me. Well, I was thinking that what
The purpose behind that as the
recorder I like, psychologically, the mindset. And the mindset that was supposed to do is I think the higher purpose of why don't we get there, even when somebody is actually reading poor and they don't get to that higher purpose why? goes back to what he said to just a lot of stuff to keep your mind off of this.
We live not just in our society in a world where our minds and hearts are consumed by just worldly things, whether that means sports, entertainment, desire, just life.
And that's the thing that makes Islam
to some stick out like a for like a sore thumb.
Because everybody else is partying and having a good time and enjoying life and you're sitting there in the masjid waiting for slaughter leadership, you're sitting there and invested in a classroom, when you could be at home, just like on Netflix or something, you just do so many other things, but you chose to be here.
For that reason, Allah promised you this. So to add to it, the sacrifice that Doran needs from us is simply not there. And the reason for that is, most Muslims just simply don't know the value of Dora. They don't know truly what dua is and what it represents. They just know that it's important we got to say stuff. So we're here to change all of that. Okay.
Yep, that's fine. I think sometimes people are building because they're afraid of the disappointment that isn't sure.
Where does that come from? Because they think that being answered means I get what I want and then if it doesn't happen
so back to the same point of just misunderstanding what door is and what it represents. You know, I've always said Islam I want you to think of it
it doesn't like make all your problems go away when you become more practicing
fundamentally wrong anybody who thinks that especially like I talked to every now and then I talked to some reverts and some of them who haven't like studied the religion well but they came to Islam for whatever reason, and they say that you know, they're like, my life was so good until I became Muslim.
Everything just went bad I couldn't keep my job because it was haram so now I'm on welfare or something. I'm struggling
I was married to a non Muslim so I had to leave him I married a Muslim and use abusive so that went down to drill.
And I'm just I go to a masjid and I have no support.
So that's gone down the drain, like everything just crashed down what would be your response to that?
What would you tell that person
to the delays in the team that you get oftentimes, so to speak that are supporting something so about the people
in my perspective, like I love
to give you some present to hire right. So in my life, we cannot be suffering this kind of we have passed this.
So then Allah campaigners, okay, so something like in America also use raw like after pain with every pain and struggle comes ease, something like that. Like it does get better.
To be optimistic to be positive. These things happen to everyone. Okay, so why is it happening to me when I got closer to Allah and I found him?
You know, your answer should start off with
I don't know.
But what we do know is that Allah tests and grinds the ones he loves. Maybe Allah loves you know how in life you hear people say, like athletes that are very accomplished, they say, yeah, it was through when I was in the ghetto playing at the park and basketball was made out of a, you know, like it was made out of metal something and I was shooting, my brother who held his arm like this, and I kept throwing this ball at his face, and that's how I learned to dunk and so they went through what the grind
was the result? The fruits
so it's the same psyche. Sometimes you have to go through a grind in this Deen. In order to appreciate Allah's blessings, you'll lose sight of it if you don't. When I take my own water, my group for Umrah it's one of the first things I tell them. The whole thing I'm gonna is easy.
It's like two hours long but you're walking barefoot pretty much on tiles. More than you probably will ever in your entire life. You
It's painful for a lot of people and walking around with 5000 people who are all sweaty and pushing and you're trying to pour your heart out and you're like, Would you stop with a biller? You know, you're battling all of this. So you start losing concentration. There's a lot of challenge involved. It's not a smooth ride where you're just sitting there and it's all no and if you've gone for hedge
I don't know how hedges now my last hedge was over 10 years ago. And it's it's a hedge I don't want to remember
you guys have gone recently
90 minutes Mashallah. I my last head was in a flood.
So I carried a pilgrim on my back on the water was here. And we walked for about 12 hours maybe.
And I could feel these massive rodents hitting my leg as they're being poured out of the sewer. And then you know, items and things, slicing your leg and man and you're just like, this is the beautiful hedge that I've draped about my whole life. Why shall Allah you know?
I understand why that happened.
Because you appreciate Allah's blessings when you can see them they're always with you, but when you recommend to a man Alhamdulillah now if I go for hygiene, I just struggle a little bit or something else 100 it Oh, man, this is all good. You people are tired. Oh man, you don't know. And you start to become now an example for them. And you're in. You see how the ripple effect where it just goes on endlessly like this.
So it's a Zuma Allahu itoa fel enforcer, Hina mot Allah has sent down the best statement, a consistent book, wherein there's reiteration, repetition, skins shiver, therefore of those who fear their master, look at the words on your skin starts to shiver. When you see hear and recite these words, put in
their heart, their skins and their hearts relax at the remembrance of Allah. I think all of us experience that. How often is between you and Allah? But you probably may have found that especially when you're around tragedy, that moment you start seeing or doing something to help you remember ALLAH, you kind of calm down
100 Okay, I just finished print I just made Waldos I feel better, I'm relaxed now. That's the A.
That's when the vicar is working.
Then Allah continues.
That is the guidance of Allah
by which he guides who he who he wills when you find relief in DUA and remembrance it is a sign Allah is guiding you.
Okay, it's not because okay, I said the right words oId No, the hell it was guiding you. Because the person beside you saying the same words and you know what, they're, what they're thinking, they can't wait for you to be quiet. Just get this over with. And here you are. I feel so much better. I feel so relaxed. It's one of the challenges when you're a parent, you try to teach your kids
you know, when your kids just don't get it.
It's kind of that phase where you have to go into the they don't get it phase until they eventually get it and hope that it's not too late.
And Allah subhanaw taala misguides who he wills for him there is no guide Allah doesn't need nobody to help tell him what to do. Okay.
Any questions before we continue?
why? I'm interested in learning about the difference of all this, no one would
not be emotional. No. The Commonwealth
Club is the one. The emotional one is F EDA, which is founded another sword array. When your heart is inspired, and you start to react based on your feelings and your emotions like oh my god, this feels so good. I'm gonna go through it. That's f EDA. And Allah still says that the Koran is the thing that gives you f EDA. Allah says waka Delica lino set B to be who adic okay, this is the way that we made for Fuad, which is the one of the names of hearts and important what came after that wall rug to look for an authority law and recite the poor and beautifully so put it together. The thing that brings emotion to your heart like good emotion,
like crying for
Allah when was last time that happened right to get to there just read Allah's book and not just read like recite it find your favorite recite or and just try to imitate him or her that's that's what Allah once he said you can do that
he'll start we start to feel things
called me means the heart that's constantly pacing back it's just it won't stop. And that could also be the emotionally charged with excitement and optimism and all of those wonderful things. So it's it's great. Okay
when there's no Dora Hart, the prophetess that was sent all this, this is the consequence now, students how do you know when your heart is hardened?
First of all, let's just be clear. What does that even mean? When I say you, your heart is like stone, it's cold. It's what does that mean?
What are we saying about your heart?
You all know the answer. By the way, it's just a matter of putting it together. But you all I confident you all know the answer to this.
The vicar of Allah becomes difficult. That's a consequence of
a hardened heart. But what is it
a heart that is full of facade. Garbage
useless information, you useless stuff, anything and everything. Stuff that just doesn't do anything. Like you ever see like some young people sit down and talk about sports for like, three hours.
Or play a video game for like, two hours.
Okay, I finally got the coin. What's your score? Okay, you just keep and they do this ongoing every day. Okay, that's one thing.
Then Mom puts on a YouTube video of like her favorite recite or speaker.
She says to them could turn off the game. We're going to listen to this talk it's only 20 minutes long but it's really important
and they're looking at the screen they're just there's no interest that's when you know your heart is sealed.
A lot calls this kind of heart
The heart that is UFC dude
excuse me faster. Hola, Erica homely fasciae
Okay, so with that hashtag
that when you forget Allah Allah forgets you and Allah causes that person to be a facet. facet from the word Fisk Remember, it's like taking a fruit on nicely right fresh fruit. You leave it on the calendar for two weeks what happens to it?
That's what's happening to your heart when you get there, when the remembrance of Allah and Dora is trying to get there to shake something and it can't. Because why you're surrounded with too much garbage. And you're allowing too much of it to get in. You know, somebody's not so like, every now and then somebody will ask me you know, I listen to music a lot and I really want to like get over it. I can't. I can't stop I love music. What do I do? What's your response now?
Record N listen to her N and N put shove your ears with as much good stuff as possible. It doesn't just have to be poor in good, beneficial meaningful information about life. Start putting that in your head. And what does it do? It takes that hard that is got all moldy and rotten and it slowly starts to chip away
and start anybody here tried to memorize an A of the Quran
How was it when he first started Alif Lam Meem was took you probably a day.
You know what I mean? Right? The first Al was like when I started memorizing Quran
I can never forget it then he Kalki tabula rasa Buffy I must have repeated it maybe for like an hour
because I couldn't like I didn't I never read so I don't know anything about it. Just open it if let me dedicated crew to keep it and just figuring it out. Then after a couple of pages what ends up happening. Allah shaved off the filth. Now there's a place for Koran and vicar and Doha to settle in. Now the next time you hear so with Al Baqarah What are you doing? You're not just listening no more. What are you doing?
And if you're not reciting guess what's reading along your hearts reading with them.
That's that's how you start to break the shackles that are pulling your heart in this direction. narrow minded and closest to shaitan. These are all based on heavy they will
Have a very difficult and stressful life really? I didn't see like the kings and queens of the world have difficult lives. There's a lot of powerful men and women on this planet that live very wealthy luxurious lifestyles. So I don't get it brother will stay students explain. What does that mean?
See, like famous athletes living a difficult life. They just play a sport and they're so wealthy and they can have anything they want in this world. That doesn't look hard to me.
Okay, okay. The hearts are unsettled. Pause there, somebody else pick up from there.
Earlier IO is about hearts.
Okay, keep filling your life with so many things.
Remember, Kobe Bryant?
The athlete that basketball player that died in a helicopter crash in his career, he injured his shin or excuse me, his ankle, right? tore a tendon. And he was at the end of his career, he had already accomplished his five championships, a very, you know, lengthy career with all of the achievements when he tore his, his tendon on his ankle. You know what he said on the first interview, I
can't believe this using tears. I can't believe this happened.
And he was visibly angry. You can see this video on YouTube like, visibly angry and frustrated. Like now this
there's no ungrateful I've had a wonderful career. Most athletes don't even make it to the finals, I got there five times or whatever you and I have five championships nothing, just talking to us.
the stress and the difficulty the profitability side will slam is highlighting is not necessarily a physical thing.
See emotional mental stress.
So you could have all the riches in the world. The moment something terrible happens you emotionally and mentally can't deal with it. For the believer, with this whole you can handle anything.
All Subhan Allah min
you know some of our dilemma, they share stories about their personal life.
And I remember there was one great scholar. He was from the late Tervuren period. He lost his mother, father. Then came his children, I think, if I remember correctly was a plague. So they were all just like COVID Right? parents died and his children caught they died, that his family, his extended relatives, all of them died. He was literally a one man standing person. And the people in around him they would constantly ask me like, how do you cope with this? He never responded with anything except Alhamdulillah in our Lilla or in daily, that's all he could say. And he kept on and I believe it was one of the students of Abdullah ibn Mobarak Rahim Allah right. And I believe this
particular individual lived to be about 110 or something like that over well over 100 years old.
Losing all of that, but still what I have living everyday with Alhamdulillah that's what I hope all of us can take away from here. Walk out here with Alhamdulillah all the time. And whoever turns away from Allah subhanho wa Taala is remembrance they will have see woman out all the victory this is the life that's the consequence and people who don't have the remembrance of Allah could tell you this firsthand. Yeah, this is exactly what it is. Okay.
Any questions guys? We have about 10 minutes left right I don't go right till nine o'clock. You'll get out here in Shala like quarter two and so on. Okay.
Does anybody have anything?
I got a quick question. How is the pace of this going? So far?
Okay, when you guys have
the worksheets in front of you, however you like I said bring them to class.
It'll be much more fruitful experience for you right I know for some of you probably sounds just like a lecture right now but just bear with us and show Okay.
Allah wants us to communicate with him. Ali ibn Abi italiano. The Allah
was once asked take a look at this. How far is Allah subhanaw taala he said as far as you
making dua and instantly Allah answers I
think Furbo is really remarkable. As far as when you make the door and Allah instantly answers it. So what is it really saying? Well the Allah Han, where's Allah
he's right there in front of you.
What either Ella, carry bear do I need? Whenever my servant asks of me meaning make dua to me, What does Allah says for any?
Indeed I am right there next to you. It's amazing. His answer is incredible. When you make dua, and instantly Allah answers it. So it's as if Allah was right there, you're talking to him and he's responding right away.
Like if that was the only narration for us to meet, or I would probably be enough.
When Allah wants to communicate with us, He sends down to us books and messengers, but when it's time for us to talk to him, we can simply just call on him.
Amazing. You don't have to do anything. When you want love teaches us all the laws in the halal and haram we have lots of information, when it comes time for you to make dua to him just do it.
That's the point of this that our scholars teaches his orders and words come down to us as Revelation and our words and requests and needs go up to him in form of Dora.
we have here.
This has nothing to do with her death by the way. Okay, so don't think we're taking a tangent here. Okay.
You think this is all about?
That is not necessarily the doctor all the time you have to go we pray that Dr. Gleason, and watching the sky and the tree
is the one that of course, you make dua anywhere you want, wherever you are, whatever you're doing.
Unless the Islam came specifically to say there are certain places you can't. So like in the bathroom, right? We have specific Hadith that prohibit that.
But you have a DUA to enter the bathroom, and or do I have to walk out of it. So there's just a small margin, where just a tiny margin, where Allah says, okay, out of respect, you don't talk to Allah when you're in that state, which is quite,
you know, it's very different from the habits for a lot of people when they go to the bathroom, and they sit there for an hour or two, and do whatever. And then they have their phones and whatever, you know what I mean, right?
It's not just about you spending time in the bathroom, now. You're taking away also your time with Majan if you drop dead to the floor in that bathroom, because you sat in there for 45 minutes.
Like those are the things to think about. That's why those rules are there. When Allah wants to communicate with us, so the coins is actually for this part here.
When Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to tell us stuff, it's one side of the coin.
And when we want to speak to Allah,
it's the other side of the coin. So just think of it that way. One side is Allah talking to you. The other side is you talking back to Allah. It's literally a flip where I put this here just to sort of highlight how easy it is for us to talk to him. Okay.
This is what we're going to pause with I'll start one and then we'll pause with insha Allah
the Prophet Zecharia it to sit down with one of his door eyes we make right
don't be heavily militant category yet anti NACA, severe Dora saw that earlier Imran
was the name of well, he asked Allah Oh ALLAH heavily do a habeas heavily is Oh ALLAH go into your secret vault and give me something from it. It's not just give me like any mercy. No, give me like the special stuff.
In Zecharia Alehissalaam case what is it that he's asking for?
What is that what was the famous do are the deputy are the same as asked before what is he asking Allah for?
Child. So the fact that Allah use heavily. What does that mean when Allah gives you a child?
You have a mercy and a blessing from where?
From a special vault that he only gives to special people.
Not everybody has children, right? Not everybody is given that blessing and honor to touch their own child to have their own child.
When you have a child, one,
you got access to a special place that Allah chooses only certain people will have. And you got it. It begs the question why Allah chose you.
Because you have something that somebody else doesn't have that Allah appreciates, that Allah loves you. You deserve to care and raise another human being because of the person you are. No matter how awful you think you might be. Allah doesn't see that
zakat er, they see them as says Mila, don't let don't is that word that's used for vault? The reset and tageblat the RIA okay, what words do you know in Arabic for children?
Do you know? Have you heard Have you heard of a word like this? What?
Okay, so you have what also means It means son, but it's also using generic generic way of just children in general.
And then you have the LEA, you have a banana, a balloon and Edna twin and so on. Right. So what is the LEA?
The RIA is the kind of child that leaves a legacy that Allah is happy with pleased with. So you're not asking Allah just for any child. You want to ask Allah for a child that you instill Islamic values to and they carry on that legacy. Students, why is that important?
Why does the Zakariya care about what comes later on?
You all know the answer. It's a game which is a matter of putting it together. Because when he dies
the baraka and the blessing, his grave is still going to be fed.
See how beautiful that is? This is when you're thinking ahead, man. When you talk about thinking ahead, look 1015 years this is what you're thinking about. You just don't want children just so you can also cute No. You want to build a legacy. That's the deeper wisdom white in Islam. You're encouraged to have a lot of children it's not so you can just be like mashallah, look at my busload. No. It says because look at how many students in Islam have I've brought into this world that I can carry on Allah's message and they can carry it on for me and I can also reap some of the rewards.
The baker an Imam, as you all know who Imam Amador for him Allah is
Imam Muhammad was beaten and tortured quite significantly in his life. Just like a lot of the great Imams and show us their go to prison the difficult rough lives to constantly targeted. So Imam Ahmed there was a ruler during his time that targeted Imam Muhammad because of his influence. And so Imam Achmed was thrown out onto the road in front of a bakery store and he's slept and was left there for many many days. The baker saw this poor man and said
you know what, if you don't have a place to stay, come on sleeping my bakery shop.
See, my mom had slept in a man gave him food and so on. Remember, he had noticed something about this baker?
Every single day this man is always making twice meaning the kneading the flour, doing everything putting it on the fire pit or what have you. Just started Allah, Allah, you know, he will remember he was watching all of this.
So when the meme actually asks him,
why do you do that?
Why do you make so much DUA and the vicar, the Baker says,
I do it for a love but I also do it because my dream for the past 23 years was to meet the great Imam Muhammad is I hope that Allah subhanaw taala will allow me to meet him before I meet Allah.
And he starts crying right in front of him.
And he says
a man has come to you.
And Allah has answered your advice. So Baker looks at him and says, Are you email says yes, I am email Muhammad.
That is just one of endless stories of how Allah answers the door. 23 years,
not 23 minutes 23 years. And look, Allah sent Imam Malik right to his front door in his bed.
Coffee Shop. And he's taking care of this morning. He has no idea who's with him.
So, next week, I want to hear your story. And I'm serious.
I want you to take a week and think about a time in your life where do hour really touched you and share that with us. Okay. So we'll pause here in sha Allah.
we will sign off until next week, we think. So from now, until next week, just keep in mind, okay, students, somewhere around Monday or Tuesday, and a handout will be uploaded on the portal. So just please make sure that you access that.
If you don't see it Monday or Tuesday, don't worry, go back onto it. Wednesday just means that maybe I'm running out it's, I'm busy with something else or what have you. And also everything that we've talked about. What I'll do is I'll copy and paste this and I'll put it on a worksheet or something. So you'll have this as well. And you'll be caught up with all the notes is that okay? So we pray that Allah subhanaw taala blesses our journey together. And we are all new students. May Allah make us students that are consistent and that we get through to the end of this program, he is needed that wherever that may be in sha Allah Okay, loving the Hermie Subhanak Allah whom will become
decrescendo Allah Allah illa Anta stuff Hirokawa to be like, and for our students online just from a low Hydra was salam. Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
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