Channel: Musleh Khan
Ramadan & Revelation: Being A Walking Quran. A talk by Sh. Musleh Khan after Taraweeh at the Al Falah Islamic Center.
June 3, 2017 – Ramadan 2017
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so and so the topic for today's discussion is Ramadan and revelation being a walking around once again until Ramadan and revelation being welcome Quran. In the interest of time, I'm going to hand it over to chef Muslim but before I do that, I just want to give a quick overview with regards to today's program. So inshallah the plan is, it's one on seven right now. One on One, actually, we're going to go till around 145. So if Muslims speak, then we'll open the floor up for a 15 minute question and answer session, then inshallah, at two o'clock around 215 we'll have a break for anyone who needs to use the washroom and equal blue and then we'll start playing Merlin and Charlottesville
and then from 3am onwards, we'll have support. So inshallah that's the plan for tonight inshallah. So without further delay, our dear teacher shift was lifted.
Rahman Al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. He's a lot already he was already he was happy he marine Allahumma Lim nabee, Malian foreigner when founder Bhima I lived in I was in Albania carrying out of the Shockley surgery why Sibley MD? Why? temporary, Sani if possible, totally thumb buried. Brothers and sisters Salaam Wa Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
I was just mentioning earlier, it's only normal done. Can you have a lecture at 1am in the morning and still have an audience? So first and foremost, let me say from my heart, really, truly, sincerely from my heart, may Allah azza wa jal reward all of you, this is an effort that you rarely see in the world. You know, there's only one time I did a lecture like this. And it was in the UK, where we did a,
a lecture exclusively for sisters. And we decided to schedule that talk. It was four hours long. And it started at 2am.
So the brothers that arranged a banquet hall, or a theater, whatever it was, and over 200 sisters showed up.
And I was just like, my goodness, don't you guys sleep. So it just, it just opened up my eyes and my heart to a totally different realm of learning and seeking, which I've never been exposed to. So this kinds of kind of reminds me of that. And I really truly hope and I pray that Allah azza wa jal gives you all what you deserve in this month from his botica and his mercy. And I hope and I pray that in sha Allah hotelera Allah as more and more automatons happen in our lives behind the lamp, that we continue to have this opportunity to meet and share some wisdom of this beautiful way of life called Islam. Insha. Allah, Allah. So have you, as you've heard, will begin right away, I
intend to talk to you for about 3035 minutes, inshallah. And then after that, we can open it for some questions. And some discussion isn't a lamp,
being a walking Porter and
being a walking core, and you know, when you listen to a title like this, the thing that is very beautiful about that is, every single person who calls themselves a Muslim,
would love to be that individual, whether they pray, or they don't pray, whether they fast, or they don't fast, just the idea of being a walking core. And to be able to exemplify the teachings of the poor and in your everyday life, in and of itself is a very beautiful and attractive thing. But here's where I want to sort of have this discussion with you, I want to bring your attention to one particular surah, and a couple of verses within that sutra. And from those verses, we'll talk about different things of how all of us can achieve that. And if you already have that, if you feel comfortable to say that you have a good and healthy relationship with a large book, that's one
thing. But the fact is that many if not majority of Muslims, just don't feel that I'm one of them. Despite that, I've studied it or I've memorized it or whatever. I still don't feel comfortable that I've given this quarter and my 100% time and effort. So that's me. Some of you might feel a bit differently with yourself. But the point is, is that we all have one ultimate goal. So let's agree on them. That our ultimate goal is that we want this book to be a part of us everywhere we go in everything that we do. So here's how we're going to achieve that in sha Allah hotevilla number one
Jill tells us in the conclusion of sudut earlier Emraan Have you heard verses like this in the Hulk this seminar where it was called wati left in layli, one at Louisville Al Bab until the end of the surah. These set of verses starting from in the field Hocus semi wet all the way till the end of the surah you are letting me know, your Spiro was saburo warabi to what Taka La la la come to flee home, that's the last I am sort of earlier Emraan so from this area to that verse, this is the section our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that if you want to test your he men, then you will be able to do so that when you recite the conclusion of sort of earlier and moron, if you don't feel
any emotion, if you don't feel any sadness, and even if you don't feel like you want to cry, or you want to show some kind of emotion for a lie. So again, this is the set of verses that's going to put that to test. So if you feel no movement in your heart, that's an indication at what level your faith is with a lot. So again, but if you start crying, or you start feeling a bit of emotion, especially with the last set of verses, that's also a good sign of where your emotion is with a lot. So agenda and this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, every night he woke up 4pm will length you know what the first thing he did, he would go up near his home and he would stare up to
the sky. And he would look at the stars in the moon and he would start reciting in the Hulk this summer what he will do, he walked he left in lady one till the end of the sutra, then he would start pm will lay and he would do this every night. Now if you really sit and you start thinking about this soda, this soda will change your life especially its conclusion. Now let me give you the context of these set of verses. This is how it came to the messenger are they who salatu wa sallam he was praying pm will lay. But before he did that, listen to what he did. He went to his wife, he Chateau de la wine and he asked her permission. He said yeah, I shall. Will you allow me to stand in
front of my robe?
So I settled the Aloha on her. She said of course the outer sola. Here's the first question.
Does he have to ask his wife permission to stand up for 200? No, Allah already told him in the end, quote me Lila, Lila, Lila, stand up in the night Even if it's just for a portion, do it. He's commanded by Allah, you will have to pray to God. So why is he asking his wife permission? This is what the man described as courtesy at its best as a courtesy to his wife because you never know maybe his wife might say to her yada, yada look, could you just stay with me for you know, another two, three minutes, or I need this or I need that I need your comfort, I need you to talk to me, I had a bad dream, etc, etc. So as a courtesy to her, and this is something that all of us should
practice especially if you're praying pm will lay and exclusively to all of you here. If you have family at home and you've got parents or children or a spouse at home, then as a courtesy to them before the night continues. Give them a call. And if they're sleeping than they're sleeping, but if they're awake, give them a call everything good. need anything. Okay. Well, we're going to start the MLA now. So I'll see you after circle or whatever the cases, right? So the prophets I sent him does that I shut up the alarm on her. She's okay with it. He starts praying every time he went for such that he created this small pool of tears. And by the time he was done, there was a puddle of tears
on the floor.
When he finished tm wilayah
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and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wasn't going for fetcher. At that moment, he was still sitting there still crying.
And then below what he did is he stepped down from the position where you would give the event and he came to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and said Yato sola, we are waiting for you Will you not come and lead us in February Sala and the prophets I send them looked at bill and said oh bln How can you call me when the alarm zoa jen was sending down to me these verses? What verses is he referring to in the Hulk somehow it was until the end of the sorta so this is something very special to him. So two things happen here. Number one, he expressed a level of emotion in his tahajjud during this period more so than the other pm labels are tied to that he sprayed seconds.
He was so moved emotionally. He was kind of stuck there. You know, when you get really,
really sad about something, you know how you find yourself you just sit there. Oh, it's dinnertime. Okay, okay, I'll be there. Oh, it's solid time. Okay, I'm coming. So something like that happening where he just kind of snapped out of it for a minute until bailout came and then he reminded me that what was happening to him.
Now when all is said and done, listen to how the conversation starts. Now what are we talking about? We're talking about being a walking pulled end, right? Well, here's one way that the the conclusion of sulit Elliott Emraan teaches you to achieve that. It's the first verse in the conclusion. Enough the Hulk is somehow what he will or indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth now follow me okay. In the creation of the heavens and the earth, what he left in lady one
leoline Al Bab, and the contrast between night and day, these are all a yet of Allah, what's a these are indicators a also means miracles, a also refers to miraculous signs. So the sky, the earth, and everything in between. These are all signs of Allah's miracles. In other words, when you look at this stuff, you're baffled because there's just no explanation of how beautiful it is. I don't know if you remember like about two or three days ago when it was raining quite a bit. There were these times of the day where there was a spark of sunshine, did you see those rainbows?
Incredible. I just look at this stuff. I was on the highway and I'm just watching this there were two rainbows in front of me. And even though they may have one significance for me, it was just like so panelo why Oh Allah. Why give us like four or five colors in the sky. And kind of have them go across like a loop. Why not just take a cloud and make it into like four or five colors? Why not just the spot in the horizon or in the sky? Why this nice string just going across the horizon beautiful and you kind of feel as though you're crossing into another stage and it's just kind of behind you just the beautiful undescribable thing to observe and to see and and who doesn't love a
rainbow? So when you admire this stuff, this is what a lot so agility is referring to all of these things are a yet because you guys can do this stuff. It's only Allah that does this. Who's going to appreciate that
they are called a lab. This is your first clue towards being a walking poor and be amongst people who are Al Bab. What is a web comes from the word lucban. What's look bonora jhulan daklinza Holohan, somebody who has a clear and sound mind. Now look how you can put this point now into perspective.
All of you just finished praying taraweeh Is that correct? Would you agree that some who are praying total we
are really into total we when they're praying, they're just behind the man. They're feeling every rock out there feeling the recitation whether that recitation is boring or not, they just hear Allah's words. And then there could be some beside people like that. When is this email? I'm going to finish this first of all,
this is the longest factor However, what to look at how Okay, are we in? Is this the 12th or the 13th? Like you're just waiting for this thing to finish.
The people of Alabama always fall into the first category where whatever you say or remind them of they see it. If you say to somebody who is from Alabama, man, the sky is just incredible. Look how Allah created if you know what they're gonna say Subhana Allah, you're right. Look how beautiful the sky is. If you're not from Alabama, you know what you see.
You look at him. It's this guy, bro.
You know, a long time ago. I used to be an exorcist. I used to pull out gins from people.
Lots of gins 1000s.
This is a part of my life you don't want to know.
And I remember giving these seminars of how to do a rock pa and how to extract genes out of people. I always remember this one high school student that attended that seminar. And after we finished the seminar, you know what he told me? came up to me like, you know, everything you said was interesting. It was just like that movie paranormal activity. Exact same.
Like, you totally missed it, man.
This is not entertainment, like, there was a wisdom behind why that phenomenon even exists. So do you see the difference between being from Alabama and everything else? People of Alabama are people who have a clear mind where their mind isn't filled with junk, with useless information with garbage.
If you can sift all this stuff out of you, backbiting you know, lying, wasteful talk, the poor end calls this level, just garbage talk, you know, Pro, did you see the wallet alpha lock center is such an amazing wall.
What are you talking about? Nothing.
Just if you if you get those kinds of conversations, or you limit it,
then guess what happens? When you hear an A, A, even if you don't understand por en you know what happens to that a, it finds a place in your brain and it stays there.
If you have music in your head,
I can guarantee you I can confidently say, if you listen to music, you do not have a close relationship with poor and you can't.
And if you do, it has an expiration date. You'll be feeling it's in Ramadan. Until
you'll be feeling it on July day. until after tomorrow, because the weekend comes around.
tg if thank god, it's Friday, right? See, you got your plans for Saturday and Sunday. Music is just popping in your ears. That poor and that moment, gone. The way to relieve yourself from that so that you can be a walking poor, poor and IE somebody who has a consistent relationship with a loss book is what is it number one, sift out garbage from your head. And where we live, we are always, you know, put in front of useless information. We're always being confronted with things that wastes our time. Let me give you an example that all of us can relate to a lot of young people here Mashallah.
Where's the NBA right now?
It's the finals.
The same team from last year? Right? That's even more of a fitna. Oh my god, it's a repeat.
And I know some young guys men to like sonica law theme, I can pray that all we know and once this thing is happening, they just can't do it. That's a serious bankruptcy with you and Allah. If you find yourself where LeBron James comes between you and Allah,
or if you're a Stefan curry guy, okay, this guy comes between you and Allah. Well, I got one thing you should ask yourself. What do they ever do for you?
What did LeBron do to you?
What are the promises they send them to for you? Like, how does this stuff make you feel better about yourself? You know, I was in a restaurant. What is it two or three days ago when game one was happening? I was in a restaurant I was I was with my family. We were going to have a thought. just so happens that on a 75 inch screen, guess what they were playing the NBA Finals, these brothers start walking in about eight of them. They lined up their chairs, like they're in the theater and they just sat there. They didn't even break their fast. But when they got into this game, and they started getting excited, and whatever, LeBron couldn't run fast enough, Stephon curry can't do this.
Miss this first shot, every one of them became an NBA critic. And between their conversation was just filth and garbage. They were like, curse. These were Muslims, man. Some of them had their coffee on their head, like they just came out. Uh, you know, they just came from the mess dude or something. And they were just cursing at the screen. And I thought to myself, this is the sad reality of industries like this. We live in a time where industries are built, entertainment industries are built to waste your time.
If it's not sports, it's movies. If you're watching Netflix in Ramadan,
that's a real tragedy. Stop doing that stuff in normal button.
If you sit there, you just scroll through YouTube videos all day. tragedy, you're missing the bulk of this month, you will never have a relationship with a loss book. This stuff has its time in place, but especially in this month. If you have apps of like Pac Man or I don't know if anybody plays Pac Man as a real old school example, right? But if you've got that
Like a bunch of game apps, you know what you got to do with them, delete them. Just delete them for this month. If in your video file or in your music file, you've got one Justin Bieber after another, you just got a whole list. You know what you doing this month? delete it.
And see how the addiction that you think you don't have just becomes clearer and clearer to you every time you go through a team who's driving away got Wi Fi.
If you if you start getting like that you're not from Alibaba. Alibaba are people that have a clear mind. When people talk to them about something beneficial they see it you don't have to explain things to them. So we ask Allah azza wa jal to make us from them. Allow him I mean, yo, Robbie, we asked you in this blessed shuttle and robotic to sift out garbage from our minds, we are exposed to the stuff all day and night out up be put Baraka in our life, but But okay, in our time alone, and so that's the first thing that will help all of us in sha Allah hota Allah, get through this so that we build that relationship that we need to have with Allah subhanho wa Taala this book, here's
number two, now we're gonna bring your attention to another sorta
the next sutra is sootel is Aurora.
So Aurora, Sunil is Sora has a step by step guide of building a relationship with the poor and in one area. What is that one a listen to?
In the huddle, Porter Erna Yeah, de lilavati here upon one. Well you bet Sharon, meaning to Allah, Xena meluna Sally had three and none of whom edge on kaviraj when Latina la you mean una bill. Pharaoh tr to dinner Allahumma De Lima that's for
four things. Here's number one.
In the Hazell por la indeed without a doubt this book. What did you hear? Did you hear that he killed Koran, had the Arabic students you know the difference? Had the refers to things that are right in front of you, you have access to it. You can touch it, you can hold it, you can grasp it. The opposite of hatha is that deca that he can refers to things little battery things that are far away you can't touch it, you can access it, you know a side note in Surah Al Baqarah Allah says the Quran Valley Kalki taboola Ray Murphy this book there's no doubt in it, but allow us valleca Why would Allah describe the book as valic as something far away when it's right in front of us? This is
this is like psychology and the poor end where the poor and is teaching you that even though it's right in front of you, you'll never really have this book. You'll never really grasp its message no matter how long No matter how much time you devote to it, you're never really going to get the core of the message of the Horan really really deep stuff when you when you when you appreciate it's Arabic in the herbal Quran Allah says this book this poor n number one in the hands of poor Anna yeah D it guides listen to the wording a lot didn't say this book will lead you to guidance. Allah said this book it will guide you
see the difference? it's one thing if I say to you Hey look you're really in a awful mess right now you need to come to the poor and the poor and we'll help you find clarity in life as opposed to your messed up this poor and we'll clean up everything period.
You can pray read the poor and it'll get you praying
you don't want to do anything Islamic well at least do this read some foreign you'll start doing things Islamic
you ever find yourself that when you if you struggle reciting Quran but at least let's say for example in this month, you're able to do that a little bit more you're able to at least listen to the end even if you've never read any a yet for the entire month but you've been praying total we there has to be a spiritual ignition inside of you. Something has to ignite inside of your heart to say, Man, I'm listening to this poor end every single day. I want to recite it.
This mmm the way he recited that sorta was so beautiful. I want to go and see if I could recite it too. By the way, I don't usually share this with anyone but the because this is such a unique gathering. It's 125 in the morning, I think I'll share this with you. That's how I memorize for and one day I was standing behind it. Mmm and Mr. Potter in North York and this mmm
came from Libya. And he recited suit earlier in Morocco. And it was so beautiful. I think I was like 15 or 16 years old. And I remember just standing there, and I'm listening to this. And I have no idea what Sora is reading nothing later on, I figured out it was earlier on. But I was like, Man, this is so beautiful. I went home that night, and I opened up sawtell bacara, for the first time in my life. And I was just like, Alif Lam Meem za Li qu Lupita and I couldn't read anything. And it just started, then I started practicing. And before you know it, I memorize the first a a then the second, then the third page and the fourth phase, and so on and so on. And then when I got to suit
at Elliot, a moron, Allah caused that this was at least maybe what two or three months later, Allah just allowed me to remember that those verses that I started reciting ensuited le imraan, I remembered it from the Imam.
And when I was behind them had no clue where he was reading from the Quran. And from that, it never stopped until I reached the end. This is what happens when you at least make one step forward.
One step forward to finding the guidance of this, well, this book is incredible man. But our problem when I say us, our problem as a Muslim culture is we restrict the poor and into categories. If we're sick.
Oh my god, she had one slay is there like an A a for a headache
is like an A Oh, to cure cancer.
Oh, my God, mostly, I got exams tomorrow is there like an edge just my shell, like just, it's just over?
Oh, my God, mostly, I love him I want to get married him is like an A, I could just like, and he just loves me and he marries me. And it's done. we restrict the poor and to like categories of needs. And if it's not something that we need, then it goes into other categories where we celebrate for n, we hire a guy to recite the poor n at our graduation or at our weddings. And when he's done doing that the DJ rolls out.
Like, that's what Qur'an has become, for a lot of Muslims, that's the tragedy in this is that Sahaba you know, shed their blood. So you and I could have this book. And that's what we did with it. It was just like, okay, you know, we hang it in our cars, these are all the things are great. But if that's the only relationship you have with the horse, then you don't have anything. It's a very artificial relationship that isn't sustainable. It'll die out very quickly. So the second point in this area is to realize that the core and itself guides you, but what is the thing that will qualify you to get this guidance? What is that thing is you need to make some movement in you, you have to
want to have the support and in your life, do all of you want it? I know you do. Cuz you sitting here alone is an indication you do just the fact that you are here present, under this circumstance under this, you know, occasion is alone an indication you have something in your heart, that is an indicator you want this poor and with you. So the second thing that is mentioned in this a or we're mentioning to you today from this area is you have to have that willingness. The last thing I want to mention and we move on
unless as an another sort of in the law where you have a euro, maybe a pohlmann hat, you have a euro maybe unforeseen everybody knows this area alone will never change the state of people unless they what unless they ignite change within themselves had your high euro high euro, you got to do something. Otherwise, it's just versus floating everywhere. Otherwise, it's just one lecture after another lecture after another lecture. As an
instructor, one of the things that we are trying to tell our students is don't collect courses. But really each course has to be something very special and meaningfully meaningful to you and has to tap into a part of your life that another course wouldn't do.
So this is how this book has to be. And the only way you're going to be able to make that step forward is you have to have the willingness to change and want that relationship. Next point number three in the handle por nada de here's the the second ingredient in this as the third point that I share with you linetti here a poem. It is for the people who are steadfast and upright, up one from
The word Chi Chi, you mean somebody who is steadfast, they're upright, they're firm, they are so firm that nothing is going to change their mind.
Now this, this brings us into a really, really
a topic where Muslims are not proud of.
And this is where we divide into two massive categories when it comes to building a relationship with quarter end.
The first category is what I call the ultra conservative Muslim. The second category is the liberal Muslim, the ultra conservative one is everything that is in poor n is their message. It's their methodology. Whatever Allah says goes, Case Closed. Whatever the prophets I send them did and said, that's how it is Case Closed. Whatever Islam wants me to do, I'm going to do it. So they'll be in the masjid, they'll be in Safin our there'll be fasting had you name it everything Islamic Mashallah Tabata Kala.
You want to know the problem with this group? You might think, well, what's the problem? That's perfect. That's what we all want. Here's the problem. Here's the flip side of that coin.
This guy can't make it for Joomla on time ever.
If you put him in a line to stand up for food, he just can't do it.
If you remind him, hey, you've been married for 25 years, you should give your wife her mother now. I know.
being nice to people, no. Anger problems. Number one, lack of patience. Number one, the most uncivilized guy, you cut him off the road in Nagila, Hawaii named Leroy john. He's the last guy you want to confront. So when it comes to ethics, etiquettes mannerisms with people. He's a huge failure. But when it comes to worship, growing his beard wearing the hijab, she wears niqab. They're number one. So they are amazing Muslims struggling to be good people. Do you see? You all know people like this? All of you sitting here, you know, people like this, because this is the reality. It's part of our it's part of all communities, really conservative Muslims, but struggling to just
be decent people when they see a non Muslim
You know, if like, you know, they get the chain from the cashier, and she's a female she touches on.
I have to go take my Shahada again, you know, is like, what are you doing? Just chill man. If she asked you she comes in. She's probably sparsely dressed. But she asked you a question. Are you Muslim? overlaminates shape Han don't don't talk. You can't do that. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
was always confronted with people like this. People that were the worst Muslims, that I mean, these people that he talked to, they tried to assassinate him several times. But you know, the process I sent him did as long as he was safe, he could protect himself and his Deen. He had those conversations. And one time he had those conversations, and he had a conversation with one person who ended up becoming Muslim. This man tried to assassinate him several times before he became Muslim.
Today, guess where that man is? He is omitted in the hot tub and Allah buried him right beside the prophets. I said though,
you have no idea that when you can find a balance between your Islam and you as a person, when you can find that balance, without compromising one or the other. You have found the Baraka in your deen, you found it? That's a separate topic. And it's actually very easy to find that. Don't think that this is some sort of complex theological discussion, where you really have to delve into different philosophies of No, you don't have to do any of that. It is actually quite simple. But our starting point, if you haven't found that our starting point is all of these points that I'm sharing with you right now. It's you got to make sure that this poor end is something really dear to your
heart when you are in the masjid. And when you walk out of here and you're on the street, you're sitting in a TV somewhere, this poor man is still dear to you. Then the t he up one. So that's the first category. What's the first category called? The Ultra conservatives. The second category is the liberal Muslims. They're just the complete opposite. So this is the these are the Muslims. Again, you all know people like this. These are the Muslims that great people, you can do business with them. You can make promises with them. You can give them your house keys and say hey, I'm going
on a vacation for two weeks, can you take care of my home? They'll take care of your home. You can leave your children with them. You name it the most amazing people on earth, but they have pretty much convinced themselves that you know, I'm a good person, I give charity I donate to poor people, I help the homeless. Why do I need to pray five times a day?
I don't need to wear hijab. Why do I need to real poor and forget it? Look at all this good. I'm doing already. Look at my family. They're happy. I'm a provider. I do this and that for them. I give them everything in this world. I need to send them to the masjid now. I meet Muslims like this all the time, by the way. Mmm. I have somebody that is a distant family relative. He told me one time he's like, you know, my daughter she prays now I'm done.
This literally I'm finished my my Islamic training for is finished. Now she can just discover the rest of her life. Because she can just pray five Salawat she doesn't know who Allah is know anything. He doesn't know how to read the Koran. Just a couple sutras. That's it. He's like a law. What are the I've done my duty with Allah. That's what happens. So you find yourself now that you're this great person, but you're struggling to be a good Muslim.
The person who is attached to Allah's book becomes pythium, where they have this and this together. how that happens. No one knows how you get this balance in Deen. No one knows how that happens. We do have steps to achieve it. But the result is only from Allah. This is just my humble opinion. I honestly do not have an explanation how that balance is given to a believer. It is just something a love bestows on you because you have sincerity with his book. May Allah azza wa jal give us that balance in our lives. lahoma I mean, I'm going to now head to the conclusion in sha Allah. Linda t here upward? Well, you bet Cheryl, meaning a Latina and they don't asylee hottie anila home and
Sharon Caballero. Here's the third ingredient. The third step towards building that relationship with the poor end. But this is the third mention in the area. It's the fourth in terms of my presentation to you all. The fourth thing is you can't just talk the talk and not walk the walk. So the fourth thing is now you know how to read this book, you know, you realize it's important. You You have the CDs you listen to the favorite reciters you've got all of that down. So now guess what you got to do? You have to walk the walk. Man when Allah says in jet a confessor POM beneva in fact about you know, when somebody who is inherently corrupt comes to you and gives you some kind of news
tells you Hey, you know that sister You better watch out, man. She's evil. What is the LSAT to do with that with a person like that? Who confronts you to be you know, confirm it. Really? I've never experienced that with her. You know what I'm gonna go on? I'm gonna go find out. Would you say she's a dead Gen? Let me go find out.
She's this See that? She's evil. She lies She cheats on I've never seen that before. confirm it. You see, when you hear verses like that? Where it's very simplistic in its order. So another one is Allah says, either way, the hot lava homeboy j he don't apologize Selena when somebody comes to you and they raise their voice hot tub allegedly say what you that Paul and acoem they didn't just say words do, they shouted in your face. So this is like a little bit of Islamophobia, right? That's how one of the ways Islamophobia is really presented in front of you is nobody's gonna come and come to me like look, I hate you, you Muslim. They start shouting at you. scolding you cursing at you
Unless that's when that happens the believer Look how simple the instructions are. You the believer you the person at Amen. pod who said Emma respond in a peaceful and dignified way? Don't do the same thing. respond in a civilized way, bro, bro. Just want to relax. Okay, can we talk? If you don't want to talk? I'm going to leave. Don't be like, well, you're already going to hell anyways. So
what is the mob rule be lovely Maru? What? kirana when you hear garbage, walk away from it with ki Rama. be kidding. Be merciful. Be kind about it. Again, even if you put that example in like a Muslim gathering. If you see people here people are always like backbiting about somebody. Don't just be like, well llahi this is all going to be punishable in the sight of Allah was set out more I think I'm just giving you guys I'll see how
Don't get to do that that's not civilized, it's not kerama you might be the one punished for that. So when you hear things like that, right away, these are basic fundamentals and poor and the teaches you to get yourself moving. This is why scholars, they say that you don't have to be a student of the knowledge to understand this book. You just have to be somebody with a genuine heart. That's your starting point. Have a good heart
that want good things for people, not just for yourself or your family for everybody. Just think nice about people. You know, if you park your car and you're over the yellow line
right away, tell yourself the next car comes by they're not gonna like this. Let me let me straighten up my car. Something as simple and as trivial as that. That's when your man is talking to you. Your Man is talking to you when you're standing in line and like I know the cashier if he only sees me at least he can bug me in front of all of these people. But your Eman tells you
let me just hang there well lucky I put this to the test. The restaurant I went to a few days ago the cashier is my student
but I I had my wife was with me I said no she's like you know him oh my god he always asked two questions and so just tell him here here
I stood in line
there were there was like three minutes before if thought and I haven't even made my order yet. And I'm just like oh my god this is gonna get crazy now because I'm going to miss the third time and as you know the prophecy Selim says the one of the blessings you have of Ramadan is Allah blessed us with a late support and an early if thought the sooner is the moment Muslim enters you break your star you don't wait till the end that is finished. Soon as your idea then Bismillah R Rahman intelligent and you just break your fast. So I'm looking at the time and I'm like, Hi, this is Wait, let's just wait. By the time there was about four or five people in front of me. He spotted me.
Simon Hey, come share. Welcome summer to LA and I waited.
He can't he came out behind the counter and he's like, just have a seat. I'll get you your order. So I went and I took a seat. And so panel it's just the bottom of Ramadan man. That brother went back there and prepared myself my wife and my children are special if thought they went in they just cooked up the special things not even on their menu and they served it to us and I just said to my wife I said you see this is the bottom of when you just stick to the fundamentals you just got to really hold on to some patience and a lot always gives you a Maharaj always gives you a way out of things. This is what the Latina Yamato the Lottie inanda por nada de la te upon we have a sugar Mama
mia Latina Madonna salejaw and Allahumma agilon Kabira. This is the large reward that you get and here's the last thing that I'm going to leave you with this is the fifth and final point forth in this in this set of verses.
Eliza gel continues and he says some let's see here upward where you should almost meaning allatheena meluna saly hatti nlo home eduroam kaviraj What Anna Latina Allah you may know Nabeel filati, garroted, and Ella whom are the urban Lima.
And as for those who don't believe in the athleta, for them is a painful punishment. Did you hear those words? We are talking about poor and we're talking about building a relationship with a loss of book. Why is the conversation now going towards, okay? If you don't believe in the hero, then there's going to be a painful punishment. Everything sounded so romantic. Until now, we got to this and now we got a warning.
What's the relationship, this is what I'm going to leave you with. At the end of the day, your relationship with this book is only going to be real, meaningful, genuine and sustainable. If your ultimate goal is where brothers and sisters were
that's the ultimate goal. You know why that's so crucial. Because you're not always going to see the the fruits of the poor end in this world. You're not always going to get that
you might be a half of the quarter end. But you live a life where it's the worst marriage. Your business is falling apart. You've been traumatized by people you've said awful things. You might have said awful things to your parents. They might have said the same to you. spouses say awful things to each other. You're trying to get married, but just it just doesn't happen. You find good people but they don't see the good in you. So many things are going wrong in your life. But you're reading this book every single day.
Way to keep feeding that sense of hope in your heart that this is going to pay off you are going to see the fruits of this is that's where a lot puts us puts things into perspective and said, hey, look, look, don't forget your ultimate goal is the earth at all. And that's why Allah said at the conclusion of sorbitan miltefosine, fellow Yeoman Latina M and o minako, fatty Yup, hucog Island out all icky young guru and you know, he that verse, man at verses, so incredible for us in 2017. That's the verse Allah promises. It's actually on that day of the Day of Judgment where the believers now we'll be looking at those who used to scold them on Earth, who used to make fun of you, who used to
scrutinize you because of your religion. We used to laugh at you who made propaganda against you who protested against you, who did all of these awful things just because of your deen on the Day of Judgment, Allah says that's when the tables are turned. That's when the believer now will look at those disbelievers. And they will do so Allah Allah, if you know what aura is, this is what auto IQ is.
See, when you're sitting like this,
this is a raw IQ.
You're sitting on the Day of Judgment, I ll auto IQ, and you're watching them being humiliated. Now, our IQ actually happens on a sofa. So there's the special sofas that you're given to relax and recline on, that's automatic. So on the Day of Judgment, the believers will be reclining, and they will have their turn to relax all those people that pointed fingers at you, now they get the consequence of that on that day.
So Allah azza wa jal tells us,
whatever happens to you in your life, don't forget, your ultimate goal is the ethical, that's where your reward is. And I want to conclude, and share with you.
You ever hear the you ever hear verses conclude like this, that I look to flee home, so that perhaps you will be successful? You know what to flee when is it comes from Fela? Fela is the action that describes a farmer that's planting seeds in the ground. And when a farmer does that, he's called a muffler. When the farmer plants the seed deep in the ground, a kid might see that and be like, what are you doing? You're planting this seed in the dirt, then you're watering it, then you're giving it plant food, and then you know, all throughout the year, you're taking care of this thing. It's just she's like grass, weeds, just plants. What are you doing, the farmer will say to that kid, you'll
see. And by the end of the year, that seed turns into a plant or a tree, where the farmer can reap fruits from that tree, and then he'll get paid. They'll only get paid once a year, and that's the end of the year. So all that effort to care for this plan to keep you know, the bugs from chewing on it to keep rats from infesting it, all of that effort, it now paid off because why at the end of the year, he was able to reap the benefits of his efforts. So when Allah says la locum to flee home, guess what we are right now. kids that are in 100, a shelter. We are like spiritual plants.
Our seed was planted, the day you were born.
You were planted on Earth. What's happening to us right now we are growing, both physically and spiritually. And the only way we're going to see the fruits of our growth, we're really going to see the fruits of it is when that process ends. And then we will see the rewards of panela when that guy was screaming in your face, but you smiled and you dealt with it in a dignified way. It's it shows up on the day of judgment on this flat screen in front of you
this judgment period in front of you where your deeds are shown on the scale. Like my goodness, I remember that. And I'm so glad I did that. Because that one deed instead of going towards that gate of fire, it actually got me to that, that gate agenda. That's what we're striving for. And that's how you become a walking core and
you clear your mind and clear your heart of garbage. You have a willingness to want this look, you gotta love it. You gotta want this thing. You got to live a life that is upright. And it is discipline through writing.
justness you've got to, you've got to walk the walk, you've got to really follow this book, whatever it is, is trying to preach to you and teach to teach you. And at the end of the day, if you don't see the results now, you've already pre programmed your heart and your mind. No, no, no, no. the equal sign is on the Day of Judgment. I'll see them in sha Allah. So May Allah azza wa jal continue to allow this book to filter its way in our hearts. May Allah azza wa jal allow us to be counted amongst his righteous servants, and male Allah subhanho wa Taala especially in the month of Ramadan, we ask Allah azza wa jal to accept from us our worship except from us our goodness, and yo Don't be
we ask you to forgive us of our shortcomings and our mistakes. lahoma mean, so these are the words that I leave you with my brothers and sisters, may Allah azza wa jal Bless you all wasco derawan and in hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen
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