Paradise In 6 Steps
Channel: Navaid Aziz
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Number one is to stop whenever any unforeseen omission. Dr. Medina
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I want to give you an example of a man who woke up every morning at five o'clock, used to wake up early in the morning and hope to work as quick as possible, he would get the early set up all his work, and he will do his work to the best of his ability. In fact, even when it was time to go home at 5pm, he would stick around extra on Saturday, sometimes he would come in for further work that he didn't finish, and perhaps even prepare for the upcoming week. During this vacation time, he will cut it in half, so that he could spend more time in the office. And this individual had only one goal and one goal in mind only. And that was that when the end of the year came. He wanted the
biggest bonus possible from work. So imagine the end of the year Congress put in all this hard work. And it's December 31. We go that was boss and he tells his boss boss, you know what, I'm going home for the day, can I please have my end of the year bonus. And the boss tells him, you know what, I really recognize all this hard work that you've done. But unfortunately, times are tight. And I have nothing to give you. I want you to think how would this person feel over the past year, I've done all this hard work, assuming that he was promised something great. But then he gets nothing at the end.
Now this is the life of the believer to a certain extent, except that the one that he's dealing with is the last time North either and that the promise of Allah subhanaw taala is always true. If Allah subhanaw taala promises you something, we're definitely going to get it. And Allah subhanho wa Taala with promises. We believe this paradise, this is a promise than the loss of hundreds either that relisted larvae that had been lost and is limited its conditions, then he's promised paradise. And it's unfortunate that they will think about paradise. We think about paradise as something that's very far and very difficult. Whereas in reality, I was messenger, sallAllahu Flemming Allah subhanho
wa Taala, I produce such simple things, that if we were to implement them, we will be promised paradise. And they are one of the ideas that I want to share with you today.
We know it's from the companion via this I'm going to go off on that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, over money in the system in unphysical of men like women, gender is a different were also arrived from what I mean from what I've read your code would be at the center of the idea that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, promise me six things from yourself, honestly, six things from yourself. And I will promise you paradise, a promise from the Messenger of Allah from a lot of ideas that I saw the column is the one that never lies. In fact, unless I know that he described him as well. Now one thing
that he does not speak of his own desire, his own accord, but rather, it is revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this promise is coming from Allah subhanho wa Taala himself. So he says, promise me six things from yourself, and I will promise and guarantee you paradise. And he starts off with these six things, and I want you guys to memorize them. It is very important to understand where you're going to go with it. This discussion delights Allah. So he says, The first of them is that when you speak, you speak the truth. When you speak, you speak the truth. Number two, when you make a promise, you fulfill that promise, when you make a promise, you fulfill that promise. Number
three, is that if you're interested with something, then you fulfill that trust. If you're entrusted with something, you fulfill that trust. Number four, guard your private touch, meaning guard your chastity, guard your chastity number five more your gates, number five more gates. And number six, keep your hands restrict. Keep your hands restring keep your hands
Now I want to ask the simple question at this point. What is the common theme that ties all of this together? Very first, it replicates about these six matters that would tie all them together. Who can give me the answer to that? This is why you either need to write them down, or you need to memorize them.
So what's the common theme? And all six of these things? Salah
controlling your nuts?
Is that necessarily true? So when a person lies, it's because their weakness in their nuts? Or if it doesn't fulfill a promise, it's a weakness in their nuts.
How can you buy? That's a very good starting point. But what are you going to say? Next?
indirectly, maybe Anyone else?
Okay, that's very general. But I'm in for something more specific. Like these specific things. Why are they so important?
It's a part of a human definitely, definitely a part of a human.
It's part of a lot. Yes. Why is it so important? In this world? Why is that, like so important? We're not talking about the Acura. But let's talk about this vineya. All these things that you mentioned why it is important to
deal with the people you're closest so far, you're the person so far.
Trust is definitely a part of it. But let's start off with dealing with people. What? What type of relationships are we striving towards? with people? Right?
To be honest, that's the very first thing that the process that I mentioned, yes, there's a fundamental component, but in our dealings with people, what are we trying to achieve? What is the goal of dealing with people?
respect? That's definitely a part of it. Was brotherhood. Okay? Why is brotherhood so important?
Why is this so significant?
Okay, why is trust between people so important? Like, why do we need to trust
Okay, to maintain unity.
We're getting there, we're getting there. All
right, we'll take one last time, you had your hand up in the middle,
you're gonna see unity as well. Okay, I need one more person, because I just want people to I need one person.
to please the left panel data. That's the general goal and everything that we do.
But the general goal behind this hadith and why I love this so important, and how all these things are tied down together, is because the one of the very objectives of Islam is to build community, it is to build community. And if you're not fulfilling these prerequisites, it becomes impossible, or at the very least, very, very difficult to build a solid community. if everyone's lying to one another. How are you going to build a community? if everyone's not fulfilling the promises? How are you going to make a community? If people are not fulfilling their trust? How are you going to build a community? If you know people aren't protecting the same taste and enabling the good and not
restraining their hands? How are you going to build a community. And this is a very important thing to understand that when we look at if you look at the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this two sets of messages that are being portrayed in the verses and India Howdy, this is the literal message that you should do this, and you should not do that. This is the literal message. And then there's an objective behind it as well, we will call this spiritual message. And the spiritual message of Islam we see comes down to five main components in Islam claim to protect five main things and this is what we will call the objectives of the Sharia or the goals of the
Sharia. This is an important thing to understand that when you come across a verse in the Quran, or Hadith of the parts of the law, loosen up its objective is to fulfill these five necessities that the city has to protect. And those five necessities that the city attorney protected him to protect is to protect one's religion, to protect one's Deen and to protect human life and to protect intellect, to protect one's wealth, and to protect project and to protect progeny. This is what we call the objective of the Buddha the art of this area. So as we have it, every hour that you come across, it is one way or another, directly or indirectly, these five necessities that the shunyata
interpreter. So now suddenly necessities that the city can protect is that we live as a community together. So this messenger sallallahu sallam, through this hadith is telling us that if you learn to establish a community all together, and you put in that effort, not only do you get the reward of having a strong community in this world, but in fact Allah subhanho wa Taala promises you paradise in the hereafter unless I know what Allah promises you paradise in the hereafter.
So finally, if you look at this very concept, you know, you think about the containers that were promised paradise, you think about the buckler, Mona
Akasha, all of these containers that were promised.
They all did something, right. They all had their struggles that we went through, they all had their strengths. Now for us, we can't live at the turn of the partner center, so that we could be promised paradise. But the processor Mr. Indirectly promising us Paradise by saying that if you struggle with these six things, if you try your best to fulfill these six characteristics, then visualize Allah, you will be promised paradise as well. So let's start off with the first thing, and that is that if you speak, then you speak the truth. If you speak, then you speak the truth. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam presents in the Hadith, on a condition that upon you is to be truthful. But in the
civil court, yeah, in a bill, when did truthfulness, it leads to righteousness, we're in the Villa de la Jenna. And indeed righteousness, it leads to paradise. And the person will continue to speak the truth, until he is written with Allah subhanho wa Taala as acidic as a person who always tells the truth. Now, we all know that we should tell the truth, this is a common trait that every religion every quarter morality, it propagates. But now let us look at the exact opposite. What causes a person to lie? What causes a person to lie?
So let's look at the different reasons why a person would lie, a person, it can lie out of fear. So for example, a young kid, he has his hand in the cookie jar, his friends come and catch him, he puts his hands behind his back way to the cookie really quickly. As long as you have your hand in the cookie jar, it says no, we did this other fear, because he's afraid he's going to get punched. That's one reason why a person would lie. A second reason a person would buy can be out of desire. So first thing he goes into a marriage proposal. And this is to ask them, you know, how far have you been in your education? Or actually is a better example? she asked, How much money do you make? You
know, she wants to hear his making 100,000 120,000. And this individual, you know, must get some way.
Like, you know, I make
where he lied, but he's lying over here, right? It's not interfering with that it's out of desire, that he has a desire to make this work, they are doing it out of desire. A third reason why people will like, so we posted we just comes to a new city is sitting with a whole bunch of people. And the lady says that, you know, everyone's uncomfortable with him. So he says alive as a joke. He's like, you know what I thought today, I saw, you know, I don't know what something funny that would happen was something funny, that would happen.
I thought I saw, you know, putting your head in the face with a soccer ball. You know, someone like
when a guy saw that happen, when in fact, you didn't see that happen. So that that person is lying now to become acceptable within the people. So these are all various reasons why a person would lie. But can we come up with one simple solution that would solve all of these problems? One simple solution that would solve all these problems.
And then you think of anything one simple solution that would solve all these problems, that if you just had one characteristic, you would no longer have the needs to lie.
This simple person, only if life is that simple. Firstly, what is it?
saying the truth? Exactly, we should say the truth, but we're asking how do we prevent ourselves from lying? What is one characteristic that we need to develop to prevent ourselves from lying?
Here is punishment fear of Allah, they're good answers, but I'm looking for something else. Something more specific.
Not doing something that you would like more.
So don't do bad things and you won't have to lie. Right? So okay, that we'll get to the first part of the problem. We'll head over here.
self control. Okay, that's definitely very, very true. Remember something else?
honesty, honesty is something that we should develop well,
oh, satisfaction that inspection. Maybe, maybe, but what I'm looking for more particularly
when I'm looking for more particularly over here is putting trust in the last time you're putting your trust in Allah subhanaw taala the person learns to develop the public trust in Allah subhanaw taala you really have to fear in order
persecution from anyone, if you put this person Allah subhanaw taala, if he doesn't get the gorilla
facing someone better, and he puts his trust in Allah, Allah, He comes into a new neighborhood, he puts in a lot and he realizes that I know Allah, you attain the level of the people as well. So that's in terms of a spiritual state that when we develop, that is you establish trust in Allah subhanaw taala, what we call Hello quantum Allah subhanaw taala. That's a spiritual state, in terms of a physical state, you develop courage, courage to speak the truth, at other times, courage to that even if you know people don't make what you do, you're truthful about it and you're ready to accept the consequences, whatever happens, so that's the physical stick that you need to develop.
Now inshallah, as time goes on throughout your life, Allah we will be discussing these topics of this concept of building courage and how it affects the Muslim personality. But that's just a brief introduction to it.
Now, our last point that I want to talk about when we talk about speaking the truth is lying, while joking, lying while joking, that what is the Sharia actually mean by this, when you say that one should not like, while the just what is the city actually mean about this? There are several ideas when it comes to them discusses this. The most famous of these ideas is that DEP sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that whoever gives up lying, even though he is joking, then I shall promise him a house in paradise. Wherever gives up like even though he's joking, I should promise him a house in paradise. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also said Rocha, he realized while he jokes with
the E mini living Take heed the one realize while he jokes, so no one listened yeah prohibited by law joking. What is it referring to? The scholars differed into two main camps over here, this law is different in the two main camps. Camp number one, they said literally what this means is that everything that you say it has to be truthful, it has to be truthful. And this is the opinion of a good husband. This was the opinion of Mr. Michel Kenny. This is the opinion of the majority of scholars of Hawaii, they took this approach that would ever you say literally it has to have happened. And it has to be in accordance to what reality is. This follows if they took a completely
different approach as far as a completely different approach. And their approach was, that is normal people understand what you're saying is not real, and is fictitious, then it is permissible for you to narrate it, it is permissible for your scenario. And that is why you find books in Islamic literature, like the story of the three boats, the Red Bull, the black bear and the light book. Have you guys heard this story before? No, I tell you this story. This is when the first case when you learn that you learn when you start learning Arabic grammar when you start learning Arabic grammar and this book is called the isoline alphanumeric dinner. This is like a primary learning Arabic
grammar or Arabic literature. And you're still growing, I suppose that there are three bills or read the book or write book and the black book. And as long as they are together, they could not be attacked by a lion. So time and time again behind the penetrator type in between the three days with together, they were unable to be fun. So eventually, the line gets very hungry to get very desperate, and it becomes very innovative in terms of how he approaches the bulls. So he goes up to the Red Bull and the blackboard in private, and it tells them you know what, let me eat the way to go. And I will leave you alone.
on the blackboard, they talk amongst themselves, you know what, we'll be fine, we'll be safe is gonna leave us alone. Who cares if we lose the whiteboard. So they sacrifice the level at the whiteboard, when they you know, they break up, they lose the weight where the line comes in. It's the equilibrium we get to that, and it dies and you know the line satisfied. Time comes again, the line gets hungry. This time we really found a way to make this work. So this time, he goes to the red to the black book and says you know what? I promised to leave you alone, but just leave the Red Bull to me. Again, the black with instance of you know, I'll be safe. I won't be harmed I would be
eaten. Who cares if we lose the Red Bull. And again, he abandons the Red Bull the lion comes in with the Red Bull. And it's the Black Bull alone now. Then finally time again the lion comes to get hungry. What's he going to do now? He doesn't need to confer no discretion to take place. He just comes to the to the black book. He attacks the black book, and then the black both of these amazing words. Because
you're more or less burden of your den Indeed, I was eating the day I left the whiteboard, the eating. That was the day I was treated. The day I sacrificed my own brother for my own desires was the day that I sacrificed myself. And this is a lesson
Now in all reality, when we know the state, does anyone actually think that there are three words that actually spoke and confirmed amongst themselves, and did this way they did it. But we tell the story, goodness understood that this was the official state to teach a lesson behind it. And this was the way of the hook up. In fact, the Muslims themselves, this is the opinion that they took, they said, as long as people understood that it was fictitious, and that there's some sort of lesson to be derived or some sort of benefits behind it, then we allow making things up for that benefit, we allowed making things up. Well, that benefits. The general case scenario, one should always speak
the truth, one should always speak the truth. And when it comes to narrating jokes, it should be understood that whatever you're saying is a joke. And people should know that this is not true. And there's nothing wrong with knowing those jokes. Like, again, in our culture, you have this really dumb and stupid individual known as Java. Has anyone heard of?
Again, I live in a nice little theater for the countries in Java. But again, you know, all these situations they don't actually take place, they don't actually take with the Java just don't know, you know, how in English we pick on black on blind people, you know, you know, it says such and such, listen to the blind when such and such happens. Similarly, in Arabic, you have jihad, you know, it's like an absolute mess.
But when it comes to speaking the truth, you have to try to speak the truth to the best of your ability.
Characteristic number 23, will take them together, because they're tied together. So characteristic number two, was that when you make a promise, then you fulfill that promise. Tip number three, is that when you are interested in something, you fulfill that trust you fulfill that trust. Now these are the commandments directly from Allah subhanaw taala. In the Quran, unless I know Allah, He says in several places, Yahya Medina,
will be no good. Then all you who believe or people of Eman, fulfill your contracts with your promises. And unless I know that it tells us where
to go and fulfill and give the rights and the trust of the people who have trusted you with things people who have trusted you with things. Now, at the same time, while these are characteristics of a believer, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us that there are four main traits of hypocrites. So on one side you have the believers. On the other side, you have hypocrites, because it's a lot harder for them all to give the hypocrites full name description, given full name descriptions, that when they speak, they lie. When they make a promise, they break that promise, when they are entrusted with something, they do not fulfill their trust. And the last one is that
when they get into argumentation, they become very fallible, because a lot and they become very foul when they get into a state of argumentation. So these are the characteristics of a hypocrite. So here the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam is indirectly teaching us how to protect ourselves from hypocrisy as well. How to protect ourselves from hypocrisy by fulfilling these six characteristics. Our dear brothers and sisters who have cell phone, please, no, no, it's fine. It happens all the time. But let's put them on silence. If you have a cell phone right now, please pull it up. And make sure if anyone has a cell phone, please pull it out and put it on put it on silent.
to hear through this hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is indirectly teaching us how to protect us from hypocrisy as well how to protect us from hypocrisy as well. So now, when it comes to fulfilling of promises, and fulfilling of trust, generally speaking, we all know these winners, we all know these characteristics. But one thing I would like to mention something that people become heedless of. And this is what we call a management legend. And Amanda polygynous is a contract or an agreement that is understood that if someone comes and speaks to you, then it is understood that conversation is meant to remain private, until you asked me permission Can I publicize this and make
it public. And this applies at all times, whether it is with your spouse, whether it is with your friends, whether it is with your colleagues at work, whatever the case may be. The general case scenario is if someone speaks to you about something, it is meant to remain private, between you and that other individual until you have a proof or a sound reasoning to make it public and share it with other people. And this is like, you know, a very bad habit that we as Muslims have adopted for Western culture, that when we go to bed at night and repository spices, and we're having discussion, you know, so how is your day? What did you do today? What happened? We start disclosing everything
that we did with our friends, you know, potamus having her problems in marriage. You know, her husband does this for now.
And husband's like, you know that guy, you know, I saw him, you know, do something very shady or funny. And I was I'm going to, you know, this is the place to be sort of things that anything that you see anything that you hear, it stays in a minute. This is a hidden contract between you and another believer that you will protect their secrets, you will protect their trust, and this is something we need to revive amongst ourselves.
Number four, and number five also go together, but we speak about number four.
Number four, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, and protect your private parts, meaning stay chaste, protect your firefights, stay Chase. Now, there's various things to look at over here. Number one is how Allah subhanaw taala addresses this in the Quran. The way that Allah subhanaw taala addresses this concept in the Quran, two things have to be noted. Number one is that Allah subhanho wa Taala in his mic and in his power, he retains a very modest and shy and humble tone in the Quran, when it's never followed and never vulgar, even though this is such a sensitive topic, and there are sensitivities related to it. Unless I know Todd is very sensitive to that. And the
sense that I was finding that it is not talking about vulgarity in the Koran, but rather keeps it very simple. So we understand what it is what we're, you know, we need to understand from these verses. So this is the first thing to understand. They're going to look at Allah and His Messenger Salallahu ser talks about protecting the private parts, it said in such a nice form, that one cannot assume vulgarity from it. The second thing to understand when there's a hadith in these verses, is that Allah subhanaw taala never directly says, do not commit to Xena. And unless I know Allah very directly says, you know, do not fornicator commit adultery, but rather Allah subhanaw taala he uses
the term well I do not confess the sinner or the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam says, and protect your private parts, again, meaning that anything that can lead to falling into that firearm needs to be taken into consideration. Now we tie this in with point number five, which is the lowering of the gaze, which is the lowering of the gaze, meaning that lowering against was the opposite gender did look at the opposite gender directly. Now here's a question for the intellectual amongst us. Generally speaking, you'd assume that role the gaze would come before staying chaste and protecting your private parts. Generally speaking, that is true, right? That you look at the object
of desire, before you actually do anything with the object of your desire. Then why is it in this ad departments in the long run is seven reverse the order? Why is it that because instead of reversed the order, will that protect your private parts, and then lower your base? And suddenly we have some candy in the room? I just want to get that
Salah I will get some candy to the people watching correctly. So why did I love messenger sallallahu Sallam reverse the order over here saying that protect your chastity and then lower your gaze
for emphasis so how an emphasis
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that brother over there. Okay, but I'm still looking for the right answer. We haven't gotten the right answer yet. But
late. I didn't understand why that was necessary. So I'm safe, protected your pirate parts and then lower your gaze.
Okay, that's Kobe. Definitely correct. Remember more specifically, why the order? Why the order? That was a good guess. Right?
for yourself, and then towards others. Okay.
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Right. Okay, so you're basically similar to our brother over here. Let's go in the back.
Are you made?
made it. Take a second, just hold on second people have is this misconception that, you know, once they get made learning, my game is gonna become so easy. You know, that's a general misconception that every single brother has that once they get married now automatically be able to play my game like magnet magnets to the floor. But that's not the reality. Now let me just not eliminate your desire, it just gets reduced. You still have to struggle to learn your gift. But your point was very good. And excellent answer. Let's take the last two over here. And I'll give you
know, the dinner comes in at 17. And when the guest comes in sorts of nerve, which is 24. That's right, oh, by the
way in the means.
Okay, so your first Allah gives the prohibition, and then he tells you how to do that with the fantasy. Okay, no, that's still incorrect. But all hands down. Now, let's continue on.
So in terms of what is actually being said over here, and a bit guilty over here, but I missed directed the discussion, and in reality have come to see that the reason why all those messages from a lot why this and I mentioned the lowering of the gaze, as number five is because it is already implied number four, so many that when the less messengers are seldom mentioned, as number five, it is one of two things. Either the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam wanted to re emphasize this fact, he wanted to re emphasize this fact that, you know, not only do you need to protect your papers, but putting that aside, you still need today. Again, this is one opinion disclosure, I just
took that the reason why the messenger was so making it again, as number five is for the sake of emphasis, that regardless of protecting the pirate, that's then going to give you something completely separate that you still wish to do that even if you are able to protect your purpose, you still need to know your gifts. This is the first opinion of the scholars. The second opinion amongst the scholars, and this seems to be the strong opinion and Allah knows best is that when Allah subhanho
wa sallam talks about lowering the gaze over here, it's not just about the the lustful Look, it's not just about the desire for look, but it's referring to something else over here, which we will get to, it's referring to something else, which we'll get to the back appointment before we go. And that is how does one get to protecting their private parts? How does one protect themselves from staying chaste? I've ever been in a locker? You mentioned two important things that Firstly, you get married. Firstly, you get married. You promised in a minute. And then he tells me the young group of men Yeah, I'm not sure I Chabad. When you sit down and come
over group of young men, those of you that are able to get married, then let him get married, then let him get married. So that is the solution to protecting your your private parts. And you see that this is the middle ground in Islam, that Islam doesn't go extreme in one end, that it tells all the people that you have to, you know, stay celebrate for their whole lives and never get made. It isn't this extreme. Nor does it go to the other extreme saying that fulfill your desires in any way that you desire. But it comes with that little path again, they get married and only fulfill your desires. When your spouse's only fulfill their desires with your spouses. Then the Messenger of
Allah sallallahu sallam, he goes on to say a second point that those of you that are on eBay
To those of you that are unable to get married, then let them pass those of you that are unable to then let them fast. Now, a lot of the times what ends up happening is, you'll see like, when a brother is single, Mashallah he's special all the time, and then we'll get married, he stops fasting. This is not the wording of deployment system, that even after you hit me, one of the ways that you protect yourself from falling into Zina from falling into adultery, is by continuously fasting, after continuously fasting after. And obviously, this makes a lot of sense in the same way that Allah, Allah created us.
That this sensation of hunger that Allah subhanaw taala created us with, and we're talking about the appetite of eating food is such a strong sensation that one forgets all of. And this is why you see that when you're hungry, you're unable to focus on your work, wanted to focus on your ibadah. And this is why you see the evil This is why the message developer sort of made the exemption for the worse a lot is that even if the seller has started and the food has been served for that appetite, and then go to the seller, because it's such a strong sensation, that it will distract you and your seller for eat as much as you need to concentrate in the Select and then go for Salah. So similarly
over here that when one is, you know, overwhelmed by this hunger is unable to think about the other bodily desires. A second thing is that even science, it proves that when one does not eat, that desire, it reduces itself, that desire reduces itself. So that some of the benefits is
you know, making sure you're fast, even after you get married. Now, there's an other piece of advice if you listened to the left or sentimentalist panels that give us and that is monitoring and filtering. Everything that your mind and your heart processes, everything that your mind and heart processes. And this is why if you look into the Koran, you'll see that Allah subhanaw taala, he affiliates, three things with knowledge, you finish three things with knowledge. The first of them is what you hear, the first of them is what you hear. The second of them, is what you see, the second of them is what you see. And then the third of them, is what you think about the third of
them, is what you think about. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala he tells us in the forearm in the summer, when best way for other women will not care now that these three things, the hearing, the sight, and the contemplated part, the reflecting heart, then these three things you shall be questioned about on the Day of Judgment, because it is these three things that causes you to do the actions that you do. And this is why an individual that's constantly surrounded by
awash with the word for
nudity, that things that are impure. He's seeing it, he's hearing it, and his heart starts to think about it, then how do you expect him not to do if your actions are expected not to do into your actions. And that is why this commandment of lowering the gaze becomes so important. Because whatever you're looking at, it automatically goes into your heart. And your heart has to make a decision at that time that either I will implement it, or either I will reject it. And then constantly create the battle. If you're looking at things that are hard on, it constantly goes into that battle mode, that why you putting so many things in my heart that I can't act upon, and it
becomes a conflict inside the heart. And that is why it is very important to filter out everything that we hear and everything that we see, to make sure that our heart only processes that which is fear that conflict no longer takes place. And the second point related to this, is that what you think about what you think about we see the world with great gifts that Allah Allah has given us is the human intellect is the ability to process the ability to think the ability to reflect. Now this can become a gift or a punishment, based upon how we treat it. Seriously see that there's some people that Allah subhanaw taala is created with such intelligence, but then they use it to do this
crazy deeds. I'm trying to think of
It's the one
Leonardo DiCaprio. He works for finem Airlines. And he makes this big big checks.
Patch if you can say no, if you read the book, I would love to just let you move and read the book is about this genius mastermind, that I was blessed with such intelligence and that intelligence in America solve world hunger and not to solve economic crisis, but how to rob people
and this one individual almost
single handedly makes this airline go bankrupt in the world of big checks he makes and the ways that he points to rob them.
And then on the other hand Pinilla,
we see the exact opposite, that there are other individuals whom they may not be as intelligent,
want to have good intentions, and for those good intentions, they're able to make a lot of change in society. So now what we're going to get down to over here is, one has to be very careful of the fastpasses that we have, in our mind, to see that so far below who works with us is that he just tried to see the evil this place, I thought, and then our mind does the rest of the work. So we have to be very careful that we have to recognize what are the thoughts that are going through our heads, and if those thoughts are impure, and you know, our negative will eliminate them later when we seek refuge in Allah subhanaw taala and replace them with positive thoughts. Because again, if you're
constantly thinking about something Haram, and you don't let your body act upon it, it becomes an internal conflict. The way it is always, is always have positive thoughts, and eliminate negative thoughts from the beginning, that your body can act upon positive thoughts.
Now, one last point that I mentioned about rolling the geese. When you listen to the lesson, aloha listener mentioned during the gaze over here, we mentioned that it's not just about the desire for rook, meaning it's not just what the opposite gender, but here allez messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us about a general concept, and that is being humble in two things. One is walking the walk of a humble patient, and the humble person always walks with his gaze lowered, he always walks with his gaze lowered. And then number two, it is how far yes power in this dunya it was part in this dunya now this should not be confused that we shouldn't aim and aspire for high growth in
this dunya that's not what's being said. But it's being said is what you desire from this dunya by this constant desire that Allah speaks about issues with the capital, he says, I'm happy to have
this mutual rivalry amongst all of this will destroy you, until you visit the grace will lead this competition of getting better houses and better cars, and more having more luxurious and this dunya Well, just recently I was in, in Best Buy. And I remember as a young child, that apparently if someone had like a 20 inch TV or 25 inch TV, they'd be like, wow, that thing is huge. You know, you walk into Best Buy Now and then like 80 inch TVs on a lot. I mean how far away the job is today, TV accurate.
But you've never been like reading to readers and if you're too close to it. And it's just again, if this desire wanting bigger and better things in this linear dimensions of a loss of a loved one in similar thing, when they when it comes to matters of this buildup. Always look at people who have missed the new submissions thankful for what you have, always look at people who have less than you, that makes you thankful for what you have.
Which leads us to our last point, which leads us to our last point is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, and restrain your hands will quit for a vehicle and restrain your hands. And this is in relationship to the Hadith of the pastor seven, where he was asked, Jada Salima, who are the best of the believers, who are the best of the believers, and the position respond to this question by saying, Man sentiment misdemeanor defending him while aiding him that, well, the Muslims stay safe on their hands, and from their trunks. So this restraint of destroying your hand, this is referring to something physical, that meaning you're not physically abused, your fellow Muslims. And this
physical abuse can be one of two types. This can literally let a person get in a state of anger. So he hits the one, this is how long you can do is to hit people out of a state of anger is not permissible. And then number two is that a person starts to physically abuse them by taking away their rights by taking away their rights. So for example, you have an employee working for you, you don't pay him his wages, you know, till the end of the year. This is a type of abuse, you are even, let's just say your spouse, you told your spouse, that you're only allowed leaving your house once in your life, and that is when we take you for your genetic resources as a physical abuse. You can't
implement these things on your spouse's.
So now when the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said and restrain your hands, it means both physically abused one another before the rights of one another. So there's two ways to look at this headache right now. One is that Allah subhanaw taala has made paradise
So easy. Let's find out literally, you do these six things, and you'll be punished.
And the second way to look at it is that if the more scrutiny you give this habit, the more you analyze this headache resistant hangover, that there's so much we have to work on as individuals, so that we can get to a stage that we can say that we're fulfilling these six things, or we can get to the state, we're fulfilling these six things. And this is why it's very important to understand that when we talk about gender when we talk about paradise, Paradise is an eternal abode. Allah subhanaw taala has created it the last point of eternity. So do you think that you will achieve paradise just by doing one good characteristic once, a couple of glaciers sticks a few times? No, that's not the
case. But these are characteristics that you have to strive for, throughout your whole life. Always know, being gentle with people speaking the truth, wisdom, and humility, it's a struggle that's going to take place.
And this is the very foundation of building a community that when we speak to one another, we speak the truth, when we make promises, unless there's a very valid reason, to break the promise, we need to make sure that we're fulfilling our promises. Number three, that when we're interested, we think someone told us a secret or similar interests us in a gathering with something or they lose a trust with us, we have to fulfill that trust and distrust need to be fulfilled. Number four, be protective and prioritize the protecting of chastity. And that means that not looking at around things, to make sure you don't fall into haram things, it means that those of us were able to get made, let us not
delay marriage without a valid reason. It also means that it is an obligation upon ourselves, for ourselves, and our society, that you know, when we have
in the big words, you know, propagating, maybe luxury or public eating alcohol, or some of these things, it is our responsibilities as Muslims, that at the very least, we write letters to, you know, whoever hosts the beloved thing that as a Muslim, I feel offended that, you know, this sort of thing is being propagated in my city. And I believe that it is harmful to myself and the community around us. You know, I've never had that nature. Let me speak out against these things. Because as Muslims, we're meant to be a chaste community. And if we met with a fight for that, then it becomes very difficult that as a community, we stay chased. And easily think about that when you're
you know, forcing your children literally forcing your sugar to be surrounded with heroin being surrounded with temptation, how do you then expect them not to fall into harm. So we have to try to eliminate immorality from our society, to the best of our ability. And that starts off with these indecent labels that we may see. Or indecent advertisements that we may see, it's our responsibility to speak out against these things. And to try to make sure that we're taking it I removed the proper way. Number five, the laying of the geese may protect what goes into your heart, immature hearts, we think about this, if you don't protect it, then your heart is encouraged to act upon it, and
eventually will act upon it. And the last thing is to make sure we don't abuse one another, to make sure we don't abuse one another. So not only should you not abuse one another, but we should do our best to accommodate and help one another.
And this is something that I wanted to start off with,
as our very first Holocaust, many Holocaust companies in China, because I believe this is something that we need to be very conscious of that what role do we play in building a community, that a community as a whole, it's built of many individuals, right? I'm a part of it, you are part of it, you are part of it. We're all a part of it. Now, what are we doing to keep this community united? What are we doing to keep this community strong, all of it begins with the effort that we put into it. And this is the absolute minimal effort that we can put into it is the absolute minimal effort that we can put into it. A lot of the times when we think about investments, we always think that
investments that we make, you have to be financial investments. Whereas if you look at the prophetic model, you'll see that this is not the case departments that are sentiment, the Senior Companions, they make investments in human beings, they made investments in individuals. And this was seen in the story of America photogravure Mohinder that he standing with two companions in an empty room like this. And he asked them, you know, if you could fulfill this room with anything finishing with anything at all, what would you fill it with? So the first companion says I would fill it with both, and I will give it out in the mail and unless you find a way to add a second companion who says, I
will fill this room with both and many, many Jews, and get it out of the way of Allah subhanaw taala.
They asked him
If you could fill this room with anything, what would you fill it with? What would you fill it with? He said, I would fill this room with the likes of Rajiv and Javelin, and honorable Chara, and I would send them out to the people, I would send them out to the people, because he understood that may be important, the money is individuals that you invest in with individuals, those are the ones that are going to make a change. And this is something that I want to focus on giving lightoller. During my time here, it's about investing individuals investing in community, so that we can take our communities to the next level, we're delighted. And I'll conclude with one last day from the
time of America, just to show you again, the importance of the words and actions that we have as individuals upon a community upon a community. And this is the story of how during the time of Amr a young boy was dragged into the courthouse, he was dragged into the courthouse of your loved one. So this Limbo, as he's getting older, as a stylist, he shot Why is this little girl being dragged in? So the two men that are driving him in this area are made and what we mean, this young boy, he killed our father. And when I asked him, is this true, he says, Yes, but it's not as simple as that. I used to have a camera that used to graze on the land of their father. And one day their father got
angry, picked up a rock, and he threw it at the camera, and it hit it in its eye. And I saw this kind of quote, and go through pain and suffering. And in my anger, it picks up a lot. And they throw that the Father is the father in its head, and it caused the father to collapse and die.
So he asked the two men, they will not forgive this young boy, not adding him. And the two men, they said, No, we want to do late, we want retribution for what he did. So when we chose to do and boy, and he asked, young boy, do you have any final and last requests that you would like to fulfill? And he says, Yes, my father, left behind some good for my family. And they want to make sure that my family gets this good, before I pass away.
So my friends, I will give you three days to fulfill this trust. But with one condition, you find a guarantor for yourself, you find a guarantor for yourself, knew that if you do not show up, someone else will take your place. The nice young boy, he starts looking around in the courthouse now, trying to make eye contact with people that may be similar these guarantees. And as you turns around to person, by person, everyone either looks too late, or the way they use or they just ignore the young boy.
here from the back of the courthouse, a man raises his head, and he says, I will be the boys character. And it'll be better if it had the lock on. And then people are astonished that, you know, why is this nine? Why the bigger multiple again, to have this young boy who doesn't even know he has no relationship? Why would he do it? But Omar is not concerned with it, and you let it be.
The first day goes by the bed is nowhere to be seen. The second day goes by the base to nowhere to be seen. The third day comes now. And it's just before selector Madrid, the two main groups are the host of aggravated effetti. They say yeah,
please come with us to the courthouse. They come to the courthouse. And if you've ever been to Medina, during Madrid time will notice that just before selecting Madrid, there's a very cool breeze that comes through the city. Out of nowhere, there's this nice beautiful wind that just comes through the city and give you the courthouse, this wind comes through. And as this room is just coming to an end and the Morgan is getting ready to say a lot when
you hear the huffing and puffing of the young boy coming into the courthouse, and everyone is a staunch the word to be unbreakable. Why did he come back? And why Salim said that he turns to the young boy. And he says oh young boy. Why did you come back? We have no one following you. There is no spies behind you. When forced you to come back. Why did you come back with a young boy says I did not want it to be said that a Muslim once gave his word and did not fulfill it. I did not want it to be said that a young man a Muslim was gave his word and did not fulfill
on when he first that was that at that time. And he says yeah about that. You have no guarantee that this boy was going to come back What made you want to become this boys guarantee.
So but then he says to me at that time, I did not want it to be said that there is one investment in need and there is no one there to help. There is once a Muslim in need and there is no one there to help.
And then he then turns to the poor men. And he asked them, all young men, what is your final grade? What is your final decision? And they say a final routing decision is that we are going to forgive this boy, we won't forgive this boy, because we truly do not want it to be said that there is once a Muslim seeking forgiveness. And there's no one to forgive them, that there is a missing one seeking forgiveness. And there is no one there to forgive.
Lesson Finally, you look at a story like this. How did Omar manage to establish such a strong love of such a strong community at his time, it is by having such strong individuals. And this is something that we all need to feel that this possibility of having a strong community, it just doesn't lie on the mind that doesn't lie upon the president or the vice president or the secretary, or the leaders of a center. It lies upon all of us, we have a responsibility of establishing a very strong community. And your advice is always tough. And I hope to open the challenge of communication with all of you delight Allah, to see what we can do. To start a strong community in the City of
Calgary delights Allah, I pray that Allah facilitate it and accept it from all of us. And bless our efforts for Apple to Darwin and his enemies. It's a lot more cinematic either the Vienna Muhammad, wa ala alihi, wa sahbihi send them.
So now, there is an objective behind this event. Actually, there are two objectives behind summit. Objective Number one, was what I mentioned that so that we can start building a strong community. And one of the efforts of this community is the organizing of his fourth annual conference, which is the one on one appointments. And that is the second objective, to raise awareness for it. So I want to talk a little bit about the one on the conference, what's going to be happening to delay data, and to make sure that you guys are the first we'll start off with
who the speakers at this conference, the speakers this year, given a tiny accent, honey, our very own should come out. And luckily, we weren't asked if Mr. Han from Toronto would have to fall asleep from Toronto, want to have myself didn't write in terms of entertainment, we're going to have better performing poetry. And then we'll have the famous Buddha, Mohammed as well to perform poetry as well. And the corpus is going to be in the 19th and 20th of May, as you know, on Saturday morning, busy night, Allah is what we like to call Family Day. So the objective of Family Day is that from 10am to 2pm, you build your family, and you just have a good time, your whole focus is just on
having a good time with your family. And again, emphasizing this whole concept of family building relationships, and strong communities. So there's going to be bounce castles as with games, activities for the kids, there's going to be a game show was going to be a poetry contest, and the grand prizes and what the rules are for the poetry contest. Okay, so there's a you can win a brand new iPad for you know, participating in a poetry contest. As rather difficult. You know, Roses are red, violets are blue. I love the people of Calgary.
So that's Saturday morning. And then Saturday night, the luck to start getting in the heater either.
You did the mornings first. Okay, good. Okay, I'll get to that. Okay, so that's Saturday morning. Let's start with Sunday morning. Sunday morning. How many people are familiar with TEDx? Can you raise your hand if North Texas
Okay, not too many of you. TEDx is basically very, like a one day event that takes place that talks about some of the most relevant issues of that time, possibly the most relevant issues of that time. And that's going to be taking place on Sunday morning, the lights either from 10am to 2pm. So we have two workshops that will be taking place. One is on relationship building, and the other one is on time management, and goal setting and goal settings. We'll also be having
presentations by brother Ahmad and Buddha, Mohammed on various topics. We'll be talking about, you know, literally, the best Islamic apps for your iPhone and your iPad. We'll be talking about, you know, what is the type of
AI that a Muslim should establish in his workplace, meaning what type of Muslim should he be at work and those sort of things delights Allah, and then again, the speakers will be participating in and then Saturday and Sunday evening. The conference itself will start from 6pm to 10:30pm on both days.
So if you'd like to buy your tickets, you can obviously purchase your tickets over here. Want to buy tickets,
or you're just raising a you just raising event. You want to buy tickets.
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Are your tickets given late at a community event? We need everyone to show up and support the community. This is the opportunity not only to benefit yourself, but have a good time with your family and start building relationships amongst yourselves so that we can strive towards a stronger community.
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