The True Slaves Of Allah Class #1
Channel: Musleh Khan
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Emmanuel Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam O Allah rasool Allah, Allah He offered a Salah woman wala unburied once again said Mr. Li Kumar Allah Hua Barakatuh
Allahu eliminated the Malian pharaoh now when found Bhima I limped on ours did not only Manya Karim from the shura, he saw that he was silly Emery Rahul Raka, timidly Sunni of global Coli from the very first and foremost, there is a booklet for this program, it will be available to you for download or you can print it however you feel comfortable in about a day, perhaps maybe two inshallah. So by Saturday should be uploaded and you'll be able to have access to that. And when I say uploaded, everybody understands where you can find your booklet right? Okay, so when you registered for this program, you would get login information to a personal account, and you can take
it from there, it will give you access to everything that you need. Okay, today is more of an intro. So just bear with me. Usually the first sessions are like this, because I want to touch on a whole array of different things that doesn't necessarily need to be in the book, it's more of an intro sort of whet our feet into the subject in sha Allah. This particular program is called as you see in front of you the true slaves of Allah. And it is extracted from a section of the Koran, the 25th Surah of the Quran. And that sutra is called suitable for recon. storytel for Khan
is a sutra that arrives in terms of the order of the horror that we see it now. It arrives immediately after Stuart and Nora are come Sudha to Nora
and this particular sort of sort of tool for con before we delve into it and what it's all about. I need to give you some background information of the previous Surah suited and nor
students didn't know it was all about Allah subhanho wa Taala and how he
guidance becomes a norm or light in the believer, not just internally, but all aspects of your life and mine how you can see live and appreciate the norm of Allah. And when we say the norm of Allah, it is directly referring to Amen. It is referring to faith. That's what soda to note is all about. And those of us who were with me, in the TIFF CEO of soda to note we've done the entire soda here before we highlighted I believe it was verse 35, which is a a tune or the area of a note, which is the verse that starts off Allah who notice somewhere it will out that particular Surah that Allah is the note of the Samaritan odd suited to Nora got its name because of this in verse 35, and soda to
note. Now, here's the thing, you're going through this journey of Sudha, to note, your understanding about this light, you're learning about where this light comes from, how to keep this light ignited, how to protect it at all costs in and we're just talking spiritually or religiously, right? And the things that qualify you to receive this light, not everybody who wants it is going to have it. It's that simple. Not any everybody that wants that light is going to have that light. So it's it gives us all of these wonderful conditions that you and I have to fulfill in order to receive this guidance. And that is pretty much how soda to nor concludes itself okay.
Once all is said and done, you come into surah number 25. So till four o'clock,
now students will fall upon is a mucky surah. And remember Mechi sutras are divided into three categories. Just very simply, it's the beginning stages of Mecca, middle and end stages of Mecca, the Meccan period as a whole how many years was it? prophethood 13. Okay. So, give or take, you know, about four years, four years, four years plus, this is generally how scholars divide the Mexican stage suta, till for upon arrives to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam somewhere in the beginning of the middle stage of Mecca. So you're looking around the fifth or the sixth year of the Mexican phase. That's when the Prophet alayhi salatu salam receives this surah. Now, what is this
surah all about? Before we do that, one more point is surah is called surah. Al for con, for con literally means. Does anybody know? FortiClient? Have you heard of a word that sounds like this fit or,
like I belong to this fit or ca or these are different federal Federal Court of Islam, we usually use federal law to describe a sect or group. Photo con is literally like a criterion to opposites, halal and haram to find clarity between the two. That's the photo con. So this surah is designed to address an audience that can't differentiate between what is right and wrong. They need to be guided and need some clarity. And we see examples of this all day everyday. A very simple one is culture. We live in a time now where many Muslims, especially young Muslims, but even elders as well, who have been ingrained and brought up in a culture in a time where they're accustomed to do a certain
thing a certain way. And if you say to them, Listen, you know, that's always been a cultural thing. Always been a cultural thing, like wearing a topi or a Koofi, right. You see their brothers still wear it has always been a cultural thing, even in the Sunnah. We don't have a single hadith of our prophet Ali salatu salam telling any of the companions to put it on. He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam love to wear it and he loves to put it on, but he never told anybody do it. So it cannot be enforced as a sunnah. But rather you do it you're in sha Allah with the right intentions, you're rewarded, but if you just do it because you enjoy it, or you're losing hair or something like you're not the
kind of person who wants to comb your hair and things like it completely becomes a cultural thing. And a lot of the times when people think about how the Prophet sallallahu wasallam dress
They forget that he also dressed like the machinery Kuhn dressed the same way as him. It's the same dress code that the Mexicans wore that were against him. So,
to differentiate that this is a cultural thing, as opposed to what Islam and its instructions is, that's what so little four can helps with. So it's a really important Surah
listen to how it starts. Allah tells us Bismillah R Rahman Rahim, Tibet raka la vie, nestoil photocall Anna Isla Abdi, Leah coonelly La La Mina the euro. Allah says to bottle color the baraka be with the one to about Oka Lizzie, Nas ll for con that we sent down there for con, here's your next point. You know what full decline is one of the names of poor N is for decline. Okay, one of the names of Koran is Al Furqan. Right because that's what the Quran does. It helps us and it guides us to see very clearly what is right and what is wrong. So Tabata, collezione NWSL. For con Isla Abdi
Praise be to the one glory, honor or Baraka be to the one that has received this for con. That one is of course a slave and it's referring to whom, who receives it. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Lee Hakuna Liliana Lemina zero, you know, so that he can be come for all of mankind a warning or a warner. Now, this is the thing about Arabic. You know, I really my goal is and I think inshallah I think I'm going to start this in September, after the summer inshallah I think I'm going to start doing this, I think I want to do a full study of the entire Quran and includes some Arabic in it as well. So I already have it all done, it's already prepared. I've spent two years writing
things out. As a matter of fact, some of the things that I have I ripped them out of, like who uses notepads anymore, but this is the pocket notepad that I had. From about 20 years ago in Medina, I wrote and I just ripped out the pages and put them in my pocket for today. So I have some really amazing things that I've acquired over the years I really want to do an in depth study of the entire program include a little bit of basic Arabic, and in sha Allah you don't give any Jaza in it as well for the students that really excel. But here's the thing. Allah says li Hakuna lil Allah Amina zero literally means so that he will be for all of mankind a warner. That is not how typically in Arabic
we speak. In Arabic we would say li Hakuna Nazir and Lila mean. Actually you would invert or do you would reverse them. You would say Warner for all of mankind. So why did Allah reverse it? Or switch it near the era Warner comes at the end of the A for all of mankind comes before? Because imagine if I said to this poor man came to warn you.
How does it feel hearing that for the first time? First time you're gonna hear about por en and thing I say to you is core i came to warn you, as opposed to this core en came for all of mankind got there. Next, it's to warn you. How does it feel to receive the these two sentences, but the ending is switched. The first one, it sounds a little intimidating, because nobody likes news that starts off with a warning or being caution. Because it hints to the idea that this is something I don't want and I don't want to be around. I don't want to be far from it. But if it starts off with me inviting you to the Koran and sing to you, it's for all of mankind. Okay, how so? Well, in this
case in this surah it's a warning. Want to find out? Let's find out. It's a little more subtle.
It's incredible. Only a poor end does this not people because when people speak this way, it would make me come off misleading because it's just not the tongue of the Arabs. But the Koran does. That's why you have Tafseer of the Quran, which is in Arabic. The Tafseer itself is an Arabic there's about 100
Have them right behind you on those shelves to see it of the Koran, but it's all in Arabic. So that's the first day that I want you to just sort of taste and feel. This is how this sort of begins, who's the audience? The audience is a group from amongst the Meccans amongst the poorest, so just amongst the people of MIPCOM, but they were specifically people that were incredibly rebellious.
You know, it's one thing when the general mass doesn't listen. But then there are some groups and people from within, they're just direct. Blunt. They don't watch, they don't caution their words, nothing. They don't like you that is like, well, I know you were giving a talk, but I just I can't stand you. That kind of audience. That's the audience that's suitable for con is going to deal with the real stubborn, rebellious type amongst Americans. This is not new. There was a man by the name of Sam Muti. Have you heard of him? Who was samedi?
Who is Sam? It is mentioned in the Quran.
Who was he?
Yeah, the story of the Bukhara
one of the
people in essence that came during the time.
Okay, so, good, good. So Sam, Edie was actually part of the fit around administration.
Okay, he was part of his administration. We don't have much authentic detail of him. By the way, it is just more or less stories that scholars have heard and they've passed on or they've documented to some extent. And Sam, Ed was an incredibly bitter, rude, obnoxious condescending men. All right. So he fit perfect in the administration of fit around. And eventually, later on, he was set up into he was framed and set up to, for people to believe that he was actually a follower of Musa alayhis salam. So he was expelled from the palace as a result, and he was somewhat forced to follow Musa alayhis salam and Benny is ill as they left the shackles of fit our own. But the here's the point.
Samiti is that one that stands out from over 100,000 members of Benny Israel eel, he's that one. People know his name. People hear His voice. And when he speaks, he's kind of he's kind of one of those people in a massive audience when they talk. It's not that everybody listens, but everybody can hear him. That person, right? We all know somebody like that. Right? There's always that one person doesn't matter what audience what group you put them in. Their little voice is always loud and prominent that Samiti, but Sam Edie had only one goal in mind, was to defame dethrone and just pretty much humiliate Musa alayhis salam to label him as a fraud as a liar and all of the things
that the Prophet sallallaahu Salam was also labeled as So think of this surah as dealing with the seven Metis of Mecca. Okay.
Now, let's fast forward
in the middle of sort of telephoto con,
there is a conversation that happens. Okay, what I'm doing right now students is I'm highlighting things that are unique only in sorbitol for the con. Okay. There's a section in the Surah So now you know the audience. Now you know the surah and where it's been sent, who and when approximately it's been censored we're somewhere settled in the Meccan phase we're settled now Prophet Allah saw to some people know who he is people know what he's doing, what he's talking what he's preaching, all of that stuff, but it's still an intense intense volatile environment for him and his followers. Okay. So you fast forward you go after a couple of pages and you come to a conversation. This
conversation is about a man that will come on the Day of Judgment okay or a servant that will come on the day of judgment and they will be like chewing on their knuckles okay. Well you only are Abdullah volley more Isla de. So the A is is that this wrongdoer will come and they would like be chewing or biting out of just fear. Okay out of just fear of what is
is going to happen they're going to be put on trial in front of Allah. Another interpretation of this area is they did this, you know, when you're really tense here like this, and you make a fist and it's really, really tight. Nothing gets between your fingers. That's why Elma yarrabilba Limor Isla de Okay, that's the intense moment that this individual is experiencing that he clamped all of his fingers really tight. What happened to him? Yeah, cool. Yeah, late, honey, lemme tell him for learning. Hi, Lila, Kim. He said that I didn't take a particular individual as a friend.
What's happened here, suitable for Khan. One of the ways that it helps people find clarity with their relationship with Allah is making good choices in terms of friends and companions, choosing the right people to hang around to become close to and to be friend. So if you ever want a straight up explicit blunt guide, to what a good friend is, and how to choose that friend, and what to look for this section of the surah is where you need to go. You know what I'll even just, I'm sure some of you know it anyway. But let me just bring up the exact a yet. Again, it's not part of this course, this is all just part of our intro
to the surah itself. And
it is verses number 26. Onwards in soda to L for con. So verse number 26. And the conversation goes all the way to 32 Verse 32, okay, we're not going to go through all of it, I just want to again, just mentioned some very unique things about the surah then we're going to get into the intro of what a true slave of Allah is. Okay? So this individual has an enormous regret that regret is Allah put good people around him or her and they shun them off, ignored them.
He ignored them, belittled them, humiliated them embarrassed him. Say I don't see anything good about you. Some familiar
I don't see anything good about these people. How could this Muslim dude look like have any good intentions?
See these a yet they all come back to life when you sit there and you rethink about you like, oh my goodness, I can connect this to so much about what it means to be Muslim today. This is why you specially young people have to study a bit like this. Because when they're ostracized and they're labeled and made fun of these yet kind of give you some reassurance you're not the first one it's not just something unique to you. So Allah describes this person will come because why they fell into they fell into the pressure and they're like you know what, maybe this Islam thing really isn't for me, maybe these people these Muslims I don't want to be around so they left and they regret on
the Day of Judgment because now they know as a result they made terrible decision decisions you are who you befriend, right as the old saying goes you are who up friend, Prophet Darley salat wa salam told us Alma Dini, Holly, a person is always on the path of whom they choose to be friend. Okay.
So you have this conversation about friends. I mean, lots of things happen this person when they're confronted by Allah they say yeah, we're a little late any Yeah, way later later it is.
It's like it's like a saying, Oh, my God must lay Why did you do and you're like bang your head trying to knock sense into because why the truth was right there in front of you. So you know, people when they make a bad decision, they see the result of it and then they're like, oh my god, you're so dumb. Why did you do that? Why did you say that? Why didn't you follow through? It was right there. You could have touched it, hold it, you could have embraced it. And instead you turned your back from it. That's yeah, way literally 20 Okay. Last thing about this section.
They say why they did it, by the way, like why they feel this way? This individual. The regret is that because if they stay close with friends like this, these friends would have helped preserve the remembrance of Allah in them. Okay. This is this is why you choose good friends. Your your good friend has to be somebody that helps you maintain the remembrance of Allah. The best friend that can do that for you is a Muslim, but I know
where we live, where most of us live.
Most probably even online, that's not the case. We all have non Muslim friends, neighbors, colleagues, etc. So with a rule of thumb, even non Muslim friends can help you and, and remind you to be a good person, a non Muslim friend can say to you like, dude, like, you sound racist, don't talk like that.
That can happen. I know, this is probably a long shot, but perhaps maybe some teenagers one day are sitting and they're just talking about how annoying their parents are. And miraculously that one teenager stood out and said to all of the other teenagers in the circle, don't talk about your parents like that. It's wrong. I know. It's far fetched, but
you know, you hope for the best inshallah. Right? So that's the kind of friend that this person regrets. One last. Yeah, then we go to the intro of a slave CAM.
has one of the most frightening and anybody who falls under this area. It's one of the most disappointing moments ever, that will ever happen on zip judgment.
Day of Judgment is how many years long?
It's one day in our time, in our understanding and of time, but in on the Day of Judgment, how long is it actually
50,000 years, within that 50,000 years, there's, there's this moment, there's a moment that's going to happen. And the Prophet alayhi salatu salam complained about it to Allah says what called Rasul era. This is verse number 30. Remember this verse, verse number 30, of the surah will call out Rasulullah. Robbie, the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam says,
all my master,
Yao Robbie, not yet allah says
remember what I said to you in previous sessions that anytime you call upon Allah as Rob, it represents a moment of real desperation.
Like this is anxiety at its highest, you're really desert. Yeah, Rob, Rob, the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam is really feeling what he's experiencing or what what he knows will, he will confront on the Day of Judgment, what he knows is going to happen.
says we'll call or sue the rugby in Almita who has Al Quran and Jorah there are people from amongst my own nation, meaning from amongst people who claim to follow me who are going to take the poor and that's right in front of their face and abandon it Mathura is they'll make his or her from it. You don't even know I am Rahima, who gives a list of what making Hijra from the Quran is some of the things that he mentions is that people will stop reciting it.
They will rarely recite or give it up altogether, they will only focus on the knowledge of the Quran and abandon another aspect of it. There are some who flourish in the recitation, but never make the effort to understand anything right. So one time also says that all the yet of the Quran recited, learn studied, none of it is implemented.
None or they become very selective.
I'll implement all the eight of the Koran except that one that says you know about four wives I'm not touching that. Yeah. being selective just because
because they feel they can. This is another side they have abandoned the entire Oran. Right so time goes on that. They also reverse site, Study, Learn do all of that. But they will not fully trust its instruction, its guidance.
They will not fully trust it. The Koran says anybody who gets involved in interest or Riba, Allah and His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will wage war against them on the Day of Jackman. So they'll say things Oh, well. That
doesn't apply for like my mortgage. Because like I have no choice. So I just I'm just gonna forget about that day. Yeah. Opening up a lot of can of worms today, aren't we?
Yeah. So this area very
Number 30 is a real complaint. And
depending on how some verses are interpreted, this is the only area like it in the entire core end where it actually quotes a complaint of the Prophet dolly salatu. Salam about what will happen on the Day of Judgment, there will be this group, students, does anybody here have an example of how people today have made her children from the Quran?
Does anybody have an example? Something common that you probably see or hear about? Or?
What's an example of people bending the cord? And today?
Okay, let me let me ask you this. When you're sick
when you're sick, or somebody else that sick,
what's the first thing that they do about their sickness?
meds, go see a doctor.
How many Muslims do you know? Say you know what? I'm just gonna read on myself for a bit. Do some little kale myself.
I'm gonna shut down and just start reading on results. Like that kind of relationship. That's also one of the I guess you can say signs of abandonment, abandonment of the Koran where it's only used for specific things like you'll go I use this example all the time if you've heard it you've heard it from me before like you'll go to like a graduation a celebration a wedding. That's the poor end for a lot of people is like you have that poor end guy comes now we're gonna have brothers or so and so recital from the Quran to bless our event, you know, and dude comes out and Uzu Billahi me and he's like, he just made up his own Surah right, busted out then. You guys know what happens to X
When he's done kala Satoko Allah Allah then will nobody will remember his name. Nobody will know what he read his done. Some people the Koran is just like an ornament like something that you hang on a wall in your car. You know, people can draw the turn, right? No, they call them that is beautiful. But if that's the only thing the Koran means to you, that's the problem, right? These are all examples of people who abandon the Quran. Some people's relationship with the Quran is an app. And we've talked about this already, right? I highly, highly discouraged for you to depend on just an app as your Koranic experience, right? Because you lose out to you might gain some things, but
you lose out a lot more in terms of the experience, but we've already discussed them. Okay.
That's all that I have for you in terms of tasting a little bit of what suitable for the con looks like okay.
So that's the intro, we're not going to get into the these as to these as are just for your reference, the booklet that I will have, though, will have all of these yet with some additional notes.
I would just leave this on the screen, but I feel like it looks boring. So I, I put a nice picture of a guy making Dora something visually more pleasing right now.
So those of us writing, I hope all of us are to some extent. Let's start writing some things. Okay.
What does it mean to be a slave of Allah? What does it mean to be a slave of Allah? To understand how they're gonna explain this? To understand how the Relena explain this, you first must understand what or how slave, a person being a slave in worldly sense in the worldly life, what that entails. What is a slave in this world. So when a slave is a slave to another human being? And what is a slave to Allah? These are two completely different things right?
Being a slave of Allah is simply different than being a slave to a master in this world. When Allah is your master, that's actually freedom.
When you're a slave
to a human,
then that's imprisonment. That's slavery.
You tell me Does that make sense?
When you are a slave to Allah, that's freedom.
Like that is everything.
That is joy.
That is contentment, that is peace
and fulfillment, happiness.
To know that you can just like you, you are a true humble
slave of a lot what that feels like. And it's only the people who nurture that relationship. Understand? Yeah, I'm definitely at ease and free when I'm when I'm the slave of Allah. So the complete opposite when it's with people. So that's the first thing that scholars say what it means to be a slave.
The second thing is, the slave always shows gratitude and love. When the master is Allah.
That's why when, when you're a slave of Allah, what do you say at Hamdulillah? But when someone is a slave to a person, what did they do, they cursed them day and night, want them to die. Instead, the master wants the slaves to just work themselves to the end. And the slaves will. Like if you've read anything and heard anything about all of Benny is thrown eel, when they were under the shackles of fear around you'll, it's very obvious how slaves feel about their master. And most for the most part, it's always a relationship of pain and torture, the master will inflict pain and torture, you know,
during the mid 1800s, of Black slavery in America, in particular, some of the slaves after the Civil War, they escaped to different parts of the world, Bermuda is happens to be one of these islands, where many of the blacks that were freed, they ended up moving and getting across to this island. And I visited Bermuda I did a tour there one year. So the presence then took me to a massive home. And that's where we had one session, like one lecture session, and it was great. And I remember when we walked in, all they could hear was squeaking on the ground. You know, it's like every single nail and bolt and staple, everything was loose. And I'm thinking this is really unstable structure. So I
started asking the guys
just curious, like, how old is this home? It was big was How old is about it's about 600 years old, give or take? Wonderful. This is exactly where I want to be with 400 people, right? We're all sitting, cramped. Then when the talk was done, Brett to say, Okay, let's show you something.
They open up the floor.
And they open up a concealed entrance behind the chimney is the panel a massive space bigger than this classroom was the actual hideout place and bedroom of black slaves that escaped from America. They hid there. And then they opened the floor and said, Just take a look. And it couldn't see the bottom. So they pulled out a light and flushed it down. And you literally had to go down maybe 10 or 12 Steps on a ladder to get to the bottom, all concrete. Were about 4050 slaves will just sit there and sleep. Right? We went in like I went down. It was the one of the most unsettling moments like light of my life, anything that I can, I can't imagine I can't even describe to you what it felt
like. Because perhaps people died right in there in that enclosure. And the torture and the pain, the cry the tears, the prayers is unbearable, to just see it, let alone wonder what it would have felt like for these people. So all of that is the is how slaves are with people.
with Allah, it's true. It's true freedom. Okay, that's why the slave whenever they are closer and closer to Allah, they say Alhamdulillah all the time. And as a matter of fact, Allah starts off his book with why
not about slaves and you are going to be my slave and worship me? No, it's all a vote of hamdulillah Europe Allah let me Praise be to the one who is the master of all of mankind sets the tone immediately. Number three.
This is just we don't need to elaborate on this. But every slave is coheres forced.
Where as again with people, but with Allah, every slave is willing.
Every slave is coheres to in the worldly sense but with Allah every, every slave is just willing. You do that by choice. And Allah doesn't you know, restrict you or enclose you or enforce it on you. Allah just opens the door and says to you, you know if you walk through this is what you have. This is what you'll experience but it's up to you.
of what it means to be a slave of Allah, this is it. This is important where I'm
with us, I want you to just split the two. On one hand we have slavery. And on the other hand we have worship. Okay? What is the Arabic word for worship? Pretty bad, right? Are you bad comes from what word?
Slave Abdon. Okay.
is all rituals. Right? If you say I worship Allah, what are you doing? You're praying, what else? Fasting, you dress a certain way, act a certain way. Make dua read the Koran, all of these things, right? It's worship. This is the better, it's always linked to something that you're doing, right.
But when it comes to being a PhD, there is no specific ritual, there is no time there is no place, it's not associated with any time or place. It's completely open 24 hours, how? Because if you're a slave of Allah, okay, when you're a slave of him, Subhanahu Uttara
you always want to do what Allah what will please Allah, but when you worship and all your relationship with Allah is just worship, then it's just rituals that you do for Allah. And when you're not doing those rituals, it's all about what you want. So you fulfill the salah for Allah when Salah is done, then it's about everything that you want,
which is the wrong obviously the wrong idea, the wrong concept. So let me say this, let me put this all together. A slave of Allah, whether they are praying or doing rituals or not, they are a 24 hour a day slave of Allah, how they eat, they don't just like scarf down whatever food is in front of them, they do it like a slave of Allah, all the five things that you need when you eat or drink something, right? They sit down, they find a place number one, number two, they say Bismillah number three, they eat with their right number four, they eat the food or drink the item that is closest to them, they don't stretch across the table, then we have a piece of your chicken
and number five, does anybody know what the fifth one is?
If you know the fifth etiquette of eating or drinking
then you'll get something from me
it's something that you do at the end when you're done eating
so don't waste food very close which you you basically lick or clean the plate every grain of rice right? And attached to that is of course the door
the door that is set when you're done eating or drinking wine, but when it comes to the five main etiquettes or sunnah acts of eating and drinking is that you finish your food you're not the person that when you drink like a Timmies you leave the bottom that has the sugar and all the you just leave it there let's that's your own sunnah you made up No, you're not that person. Right? If if you don't like to taste or it's too sweet and bitter that's a different story. That's perfectly okay. Right? Because you're not the one that put that in there and even if you try to tell them don't do that, you know sometimes that happens that's that's not the issue here. Just talking about people
people who just don't have the habit or the concern to when they eat they eat everything if you can't finish it you take it home you eat it later though, that's who this we're talking about. Yep
that's perfectly fine. Don't waste it but you know, try to do something that you can with it give it to somebody that you like, you don't have to go across your neighbor and be like look, I just took a step here you go. No, it's trying to do something with it at home. And look it's it's not counted as waste when you buy something hoping that it will taste a certain way but you can't stomach it after or you get a reaction and you need to throw it away. That's not considered waste right? It's completely the opposite now right? This is just you learning and I'm like okay next time I know what to do yeah
yes, this authentic hadith in excuse me in that totemism And that same hadith is the Hadith that encourages
us to lick the plate or our fingers. By the way, what is our version of that? Because I don't want you to when you go to a restaurant, you're like, I don't need no utensils, okay? And I'm just gonna go ahead and you're sitting there, your colleague is knife and fork slicing the stick and you're just like I'm just following the spin. No, you're not.
Our equivalent to that is the spoon. You just make sure there's nothing on it done. When the plate, cleaning the plate, you just you know, gently taking your spoon, just make sure you get everything. So the little saws, little black pepper, everything remains a plate, not a big deal. Leave it alone. That's our version of this. When you're at home, you can take that student a step further, right, you're at home, so you can just clean up how you would normally want to right. So it's not a big deal is the point. But anyhow, the reason why we do that is as was mentioned, you don't know where Allah subhanaw taala bless that food.
Quick question, since we're on the subject, quick question. Bless your food. Was that even mean?
Because most people feel blessed just being able to eat their favorite food like I was a blessing man, that steak
what do you what does it mean when ALLAH blessed food? What does that mean?
Okay, so people
always want more gratitude. That's the that's the bulk of the fruit is when you're like, Well, how does the door when you finish eating start? What does it start with?
Just look at that. That's how you're supposed to feel. And that's the routine when you're eating that you're just calm to the lemon. Just first of all, I got something to eat. That's one but okay, you're grateful that Allah whatever Allah gave you, you're not like I'm never ever going to take food from them again because the salt here is crazy. No. I mean, if you can eat it, then you figure out an alternative way right? You don't have to eat something that you don't like that is also the Sunnah as well. The Prophet Ali's thought was salam actually refused certain things that he didn't want to eat or like Does anybody know an example?
That's a pretty out of the box item but
lizard. Yeah, okay. Yeah, he didn't prefer to eat that. Right. But, you know, lizard was was the first time he was seen and introduced for the process. And it was in Medina. So he saw some of his companions eating it. They caught one. And it's really interesting. If you go to Saudi, you'll see them everywhere. Especially like, away from the city. You'll see lizards just crawling around everywhere. That's why you never go out in the desert at night. Right? Except where people frequent that's different. But you don't go out there there everywhere. When I say everywhere. One day, I'm sitting in class and we need university student beside me is Saudi student he pulls one out from his
pocket was like this big. He's almost like she'll, she'll be like, look, look, look, look. He pulls out the poor tail of this dinosaur in his pocket, right? And I'm just like, on the plantation. So you're like, What are you doing with this? Right? He's like, come to my room after we're gonna roast it. And he starts telling me the ingredient. Oh, put some nice pepper and spices and goes well, let
me start doing this in class.
Yeah, I didn't visit him that day.
being content, saying Alhamdulillah being grateful that attitude when eating, that's the baraka. And just like, as you said, there's some people they can eat 24 hours a day and still complain, right? Anyhow.
Next, so when it comes to slavery, we said that there is no time that is associated.
You're always unarmed. No matter where you are. Whether you're sleeping you're awake, you're praying, you're not praying you always live your life as a as a slave. As opposed to that if you just consider yourself a worshipper of Allah, that creates the idea that creates the mentality or the attitude that yeah, I practice my Deen I pray I wear my hijab. I go to for Hajj, I fast. Congratulations. That's not the complete picture though.
What happens when you're not praying and you're not fasting? You still have to be a slave of Allah. So that's a huge, huge difference that
our relationship with Allah and being his slave is completely different from anything else. Okay. A couple more things.
The term slave. If you call another human, we've already talked to this, you know, in the previous course as well, so I'm not going to spend time on it.
When you call somebody else's slave, that's the most offensive, degrading, humiliating term you can call another human being, you're my slave.
But when Allah does it, it's work. It's an honor.
When Allah calls us a slave, and you know what's amazing, Allah doesn't just call us slaves, he calls his prophet slaves.
What do you learn from that?
What do you learn, knowing that Allah calls prophets, the elite of the elite, no human will be above profits, in terms of status in the sight of Allah on this in this planet on this world.
But still, Allah calls demobbed, what do you learn about that?
the higher you climb,
devotion, discipline, in your deed, the more practicing up, you become as a Muslim.
What is this hobbed relationship with Allah supposed to be? Are you supposed to be the kind of person where, you know, I graduated? Hamdulillah you know, got a couple PhDs. Anybody who tells me anything about Islam is gonna be wrong unless I approve, or is that the complete opposite, he becomes smaller, more humble. He just you look at yourself as like more and more and more worthless in the sight of Allah.
So, when it comes to being given this title,
it's not a title that's supposed to raise you in status and give you power and authority. It's actually supposed to make you small and humble. That's why they're gonna let me tell you what some what many are them even today that do the how they live. Some of the great scholars you may know some of their names like for example, shake or say me and Rahim, Allah, have you heard this name before? Okay, who died in the late early 90s. Right? He died in Medina, one of the greatest contemporary scholars, right. I'm sure some of his books are here, but he has enough books that fills an entire library. He lived in a house in a city outside of Medina called pulsing, and he
would walk to the masjid. And the distance was equivalent to maybe 11 kilometres for us.
And he would do this every day,
couple times his students saw him walking outside of his house barefoot, in the middle of the blazing sun after
some of the students asked them like, Sure, why do you do this? Like it's like it doesn't hurt. You're gonna ruin your feed or like, what are you doing? He's just like, he says, it's just my way of reminding myself of the heat. Not just in this world, but in the it's just my way to Eve when I'm not reading at least the heat that penetrates from the ground into my skin can read to me some reminders. Like
who thinks like,
scholars do that's what's that's the separator. You'll never see a real true genuine Island or scholar sitting up like McDonald's Dow sit down and folio fish. It's just not from their etiquettes to do that. They're gonna be cruising around in a mall. No passers by Let's go h&m Go see what's now
maybe people have knowledge but true scholars you know what they do you know how they spend their time. They spend their time in here
12 1314 hours a day just reading it's all they do. You know one of my shifts that to us great scholars still alive today check Matata che played happy little lies that one student asked me was like How much should a real student of Islam read? sits back and he thinks and he says
well Allah he I don't think you can be a student. He didn't even say scholars like I don't think you can be a student of Islam. Unless you devote about 10 years of your life and read about 14 hours a day.
And everybody's looking now is like anything less than that is your your student just use reading casually here 14 hours a day. And by the end of that you you should be and he goes like a good student should be able to write between 10 and 20.
volumes of knowledge.
Once you get there, then you can teach a class, you can teach at Tufts to the standards of scholars. This is like, it's beyond what we can imagine these are contemporary scholars. We're not talking about the mat Masha theories, and we're not talking about any of them, the amount of money that hobbies and so on, we're not talking about any of them. That's a whole different world.
When you are a slave of Allah, at the end, all of these individuals felt and lived, like they deserve nothing from Allah. Nothing. Okay? So that level of humility is the goal of calling and embracing the title of being a servant being abd Okay? Five things and then we're done.
This is all from Ibn Taymiyyah or Hema hola so write these five things down Okay. Five things these are the five conditions to be and or to be qualified as a slave of Allah five conditions to scholars have. And if no Tamia has talked extensively on all five, but I'll just list them out to you. Okay, some of them we've already talked about. Number one, for you and I to be counted as true slaves of Allah number one, we must have the love of Allah.
That is the priority over everything else. Your love for Allah subhanho wa Taala is prioritized over everything else. In life, in your life and in life in general.
One thing I'm going to ask you to add to that is that your decisions are also dictated
for the love of Allah, your decisions are also dictated for the love of Allah. So what does this mean?
It means that even if you don't want to, you know that it's the right thing to do. And it's for the love of Allah you do it anyway.
You know, how like, sometimes when somebody upsets you and anything, would it be like road rage or in a relationship or whatever friends, community member anything, you know, subhanAllah The reason why I do this by the way is I just want you to just think of examples of in our own communities, just how far we are from some of these points. Like think about how when Muslims disagree how they behave.
Like if we just don't agree on something, just think about how we behave. Think about like when Ramadan begins when Ramadan ends, the whole moon sighting issue, but even you don't even have to go that far. Just think about like, I go to I went to a masjid a long time ago and I was teaching a class on the flip of Salah I went through and I did it for I think it was six months. Six months of just filling up solar right. So when we got to this the folding of the hand
I didn't make anything um, I'm going through with a book written by one of the top students of shackle Daniel himolla. Right so go through the book I started listing so so to share at that time he was alive he has passed away already.
So he's you describes three places that your hands should be. So I described him I demonstrate them and that was the end of it. One brother just after that
came to me and just went off.
Never seen anything like this before in my life. What kind of Islam is this? looses watching Saudis going with? Right? Just really foul some foul language and we're all in a masjid. By the way. This is because this individual differed on a fifth issue. It wasn't like I said, Allah was in the room right now with us. Well, you know, I didn't make some kind of thing that would nullify or Arpita we may have differed on a fifth issue.
And he just couldn't swallow it.
And yeah, just had to Oh, yeah, I was never invited to that mistake again.
Like I cannot say a word I can pray without a can't say a word in the midst of a more literal literally
can do nothing. You know, they stopped the class, they stopped the program and said you're no longer welcome here. Like, that is also real. Today. Think about how Muslims act when they disagree, even in the most miniscule and trivial things.
If you have true love of Allah, all of that goes away.
All of it goes away. I'm sure
Every one of you have stories, not story but stories of how things have irritated you or somebody rubbed you the wrong way. And you wish you could have said or done what you could wish you could have said and done but you didn't. Because why? You're like,
what's the point of it's not worth it? What am I going to do? What's Allah going to do to me if I do that?
Number two, obedience. Bara obedience
you obey Allah first and foremost before you obey His creation just like the prophets already slaughter was salam told us later I tell Harlock fee Marcia till Torah till Harlequin Marcia till later I'll tell him look famously I tell her look,
there is no obedience so letar till the hook fee Marcia Telkom there is no obedience to the creation, at the cost of disobedience to the Creator.
That's a hadith of our Prophet Arlie salatu salam there is no obedience to the creation at the cost of disobedience
of the Creator.
So you will have complete obedience. Now I know there are some nuances in this subject right I know that there are times where you might be compelled and so on. We will talk about that in one of the verses that we will look at inshallah
number three sincerity loss
in Salah T one more Sookie what mahiya Yeah, well my mighty Lillahi Rabbil Alameen everything all my prayer, all of my rituals, my life my death everything for Allah
the masscue What does it mean to
like my death belongs to Allah What does that mean?
When you say my death is for Allah what does that mean? Well Mama Mama T will hear so my death and my life is all for Allah what does that mean? When You're Dead you're dead. How do you die and it's your death is for Allah
knowing that you will return good always conscious and aware you could go at any time so you live like you're consciously dead like you're all it's always on your mind if you if you get to that phase of your life and usually because of the distractions.
Number five is the terms of slavery cases the best way could translate it to the terms of slavery.
Of course obvious
Today we're talking about the slavery between you and Allah. Okay? So the terms of slavery. So what does that mean? Much of the things that we've discussed already, being a slave of Allah is freedom. So you you have that mindset, you don't feel restricted, you don't say things like, gosh, man, this lands got so many rules like it's, I can't have any fun, I can go and order whatever I want. You don't talk like that. Because you have terms that you follow. You will have this like spiritual contract now with ALLAH, so you stick to it. So even a Tamia or him Allah says that this is one important critical condition that's required, that you live your life within the rules that allow us
that's for you, not the rules that are available to you or that you can twist or bend. No, you don't do that.
You don't do that.
Such a silly simple example. But it's so common. So common. This example pops to my mind, just because somebody asked me about it earlier today, right? They had a habit of buying things from a store.
And you know how the store will have a refund period of 60 days, whatever. So they'll buy the outfit, wear it to the occasion, tuck the tags in or even cut them out. But then surgically put it back in, after the occasion is done, steal it, take it back. And they've been doing this for years, not just with clothing, with like, you know, items, go to Home love going to like an appliance store using certain things to get things done. Wash it up, clean it return it. They asked, Is this count as cheating?
And dishonesty? Because the profit targets little services men election if at least a minute, if you cheat and you're dishonest, then you're not from us? Does this count as doing that? And they justified it by saying I'm still within the refund period?
What do you think? Before I tell you what the the answer is to it Insha Allah, what do you think? I think it's a type of teething or they're still within the refund period. So what's the big deal? They have the right to return it? What do you think
their heart is already unsettled that they're asking that question
already says that it's within the gray zone.
We've been raising.
So there's chances are Yeah, absolutely. There could be some uneasiness there. Or somebody may have called them out on it.
Just told him like, that's not right. That's not how the refund policy works. So they're probably that guilt kicks thing like, Okay, let me just make sure. Let me go find some shareholder that can validate my choices here. Because if you think about it, you kind of cheat the system, to your benefit, because you get to use brand new items and get the job done, and never have to pay for because you're just returning it all the time.
That's the point. It's all about the intention. A refund is a refund. Like if you use something and you're like, I don't like this. That's there's no issue there.
But if you go with the intention, I want the most expensive item in this whole store that I would never buy. But I have 90 days to return it's it'll look awesome. Everybody will always be like whoa,
that's haram. You sinful in the sight of Allah. Some of the religions say even the money spent with that kind of intention is haram. You have to you have to get the refund and donated it to rid of it. It completely is haram money now. Because why process themselves if you do that if you cheat, he doesn't specify what he didn't say if you cheat on a test, using if you cheat till deletion literally is a is a level of dishonesty. You're literally intention even intentionally cheating and lying. So you do that he says you're not from us. It's a polite way of saying, I don't even want to know your name. Like you say you're most of them get out of here. I don't want you to near me. It's
a polite way of doing it's the law Hollywood, right? It's completely caught on to do that. Anyhow. So the terms of slavery, at least you you now you know these five conditions, this is what the majority of our scholars agree upon are five basic things that are needed in order for us to be counted as true or as slaves of Allah. Now, last thing, and we're done, just two more minutes are done.
See what you see on the screen.
This is separate from everything we talked about today.
Everything that we talked about today
is for the average layman, day to day Muslim.
That's everything we talked about everything here are just the basics, the foundation of stuff.
There are Muslims who have almost limbs let's just say All Muslims have trusted Allah correct. We all trust Allah
do is it easy for all Muslims to trust Allah when
they lose their child. And unlike what's happening past Palestine, he loses 23 members of his family in like two minutes he the entire street disappears. Then when you lose like your spouse today, you go to work tomorrow, and somehow the business shuts down. So you lose your job. Then your parents get diagnosed with cancer. And it's all these like problems one after on the way home from the hospital, somebody crashes into your car. Is it easy for somebody after going through all of that one thing after another like it's okay Al Hamdulillah trust Allah is that easy.
It's one thing to say you have trusted Allah. But when it's called for, that's the separator who can follow through this, what we're going to do now is we're going to see how the poor en takes us from the person who trusts a lot during the good times. But their trust in Allah doesn't get weaker or stabilize, it actually elevates and gets stronger during the difficult times. That's what we're going to look at, you're going into a place now where very few people will arrive. It is the true slaves of Allah, the Rebbe Rahman Okay, that's this here, the true servants of Allah. This category of the ultimate believer is a special category of people. My goal is behind this and this is also
for the students online. My goal with this course here is to prep you for Ramadan, this is my prep prep for Ramadan gift to you. I'm not going to talk to you about like, you know, Ramadan is all about tequila and the standard things you hear every year, I just want this to be a little bit more personal, a little bit more meaningful.
A lot of the stuff I will share with you is, is how I prepare for Ramadan every year, I won't point out what I do. But I can say to you that this section here, I chose it for this time in like intentionally because it's something that I also want for myself in my own way. So I hope that you will also relate to each lesson and each verse in a personal way. And the goal is you want to be here. You're right here. You want to go here. If you leave this course and you're still there. If it's a failure, consider it a failure, consider it it's like one of those things you've got to revisit again. I want us to just go one step above. So when Ramadan now arrives, the you start doing
things you didn't even know you could do. Because you're here
and you're like oh my god. First time in about 10 years I just prayed every rocker of Tara Weir.
And today is the 12th day of Ramadan and I haven't missed it. Yeah, I never even did that my whole life. You start thinking you start experiencing things like that. That's the goal behind all of this. So I pray that Allah gives us strength keeps us sincere. And as always in every course that I started as I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to we start to allow us to start this for him for his pleasure and journey through it for His pleasure and ended for his pleasure and his acceptance ultimate I mean Okay guys, well athlete was our winner and Hamdu lillahi rabbil aalameen Until we meet again in sha Allah next week, and like I said, Give me a day or two Max, and you will have the
booklet available to you online in sha Allah. Okay.