Channel: Navaid Aziz
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim in Al hamdu Lillahi nahama. The Hornstein who understood when I was a biller, human Cerulean fusina woman sejati our Medina Maria de la vida de la mejor De Luca della wash Sedona Isla de la whoa la sharika or shadow Ana Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira about my dear brothers and sisters salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
However, it's really nice to see everyone come out, you know, I can't remember the last time the Wednesday Alico was this packed, so jack ma crammed all of you for coming out. So the original plan for today was we're going to be doing a talk called around the dean in 42, headaches. And that was a play on words on the book, you know, around the world in 80 days. But what I eventually realized is that, that Holocaust, that class, it would have been only effective if everyone had the text with them. So I spoke to a couple of key students that you know, regularly come to the Holocaust, and the alternative, they're not coming today. So I thought, you know, what, let me change up the Holocaust,
do something that's more general, but would relevant to everyone else. And it starts off with a personal story. So let me briefly explain my relationship with my with my parents. My relationship with my mother, it's like, you know, the older I get in life, the more she treats me, like a baby. You know, every night, it's like, Did you eat? You know, did you brush your teeth, you know, even though we lived 1000s of kilometers apart, that's what it's like. And then with my dad, you know, it's like, almost like a business like relationship. He'll like we'll talk to each other regularly, your sound legal, how's everything, everything's good, everything's okay, fantastic. And we'll only
really talk, you know, if there's like a pressing need, or he or he needs something, you know, that's something we'll actually go out of our way to talk. So this past weekend, I believe it was Sunday.
I was speaking to my mother and my dad's all comes onto line. He's like, Look, I need to speak to you, if you don't speak to your mother, I say Sure, no problem. And once it starts talking to my dad, my dad's like, Look, you know, your wife and kids are coming to Montreal tomorrow. And I'd like you to come with them. I'd like you to come with them. So I'm like, you know, it's very short notice, it's like less than 24 hours, you know, the till they're traveling, how am I supposed to get a ticket? You know, if I do get a ticket, it's gonna be very expensive. I don't think it's likely. He's like, Look, just try your best. It's important that you come. So I was a call us. I'll try my
best. So that night, I can't remember. I think I came to the masjid that night. And I checked the fares online. There is one ticket left, there was one ticket left in economy class. It was like $600. So I was like, you know, let's get this ticket. And my wife said, Look, you know, why don't you go to the machine, come back. And then we'll hopefully find a cheaper ticket. If not, we can use some of your points. So they call us, you know, you find the list, and I'll head to the masjid. I come back from the masjid. And I sit down on the computer. And lo and behold, there's no seats left, not a single seat is left on the plane, except for one or two business class tickets, which was
So sound like, you know, I got really upset and angry at my wife at that time. I'm like, Look, I told you, we should have bought the ticket. You know, why didn't you buy the ticket? And she's already stressed out because he was teaching at the Islamic school that day, as he's traveling the next day. And you know, it didn't make sense for me to be angry at her. But anyways, I was really annoyed and frustrated at that time. So at that time, I'm like, yeah, Allah, you know, if this is good for me, please find a way out for me. I will put my trust in you make a way out for me.
every couple of hours, we kept checking. Midnight came I was like, Look, I need to head to bed because I need to take them to the airport tomorrow morning at five o'clock. Their flight was at 615. So wake up in the morning at four o'clock, get the kids ready, get showered up, and I'm checking the fares still nothing only the business class fares are available till a time comes. I don't know. Sorry, sir. Sir, sir, I missed a port a port. So I woke up at four o'clock in the morning. I log on to the to the UK Canada website. And lo and behold, that $577 fear comes back. I'm like, Yes.
So I'm processing all my information to the computer. I press enter, it goes on to the next page. And it's like, sorry, you know, unknown error. I'm like, no.
So getting back to it. I call them at that time, like, Look, this is what happened, you know, I need that ticket. And they're like, sorry, sir, that ticket isn't available anymore. However, we do have that $3,500 ticket. So
everyone gets ready, everyone's showered up. I take a shower. At that time. I told my wife look, color cannon again, see if we can we can get the ticket. So she calls your candidate again, same thing, business class only. And then I come out. And this year we're putting the bags into the car. And I was like, let me give this one last shot. You know, this is meant to be. Let's make this happen. And keep in mind while I'm ready to go, I'm only ready to drop them off at the airport. I haven't packed my bags. I haven't done anything at all. So I call her Canada. And you know, they're like sorry, we only have business class tickets left. I'm like okay, that's
Fine. And then she's like, you know, happy holidays. And I'm like, same too. And this isn't about the system to you. She cuts me off. And she's like, Hey, take a seat. Just open it up. I'm like, no way. Get it right away, please. So Alhamdulillah she gets me the ticket. That works out perfectly fine. And it is 510 in the morning, right now, their flight departs from the airport at 615. So there's one hour and five minutes in the plane takes off. So I tell my wife, look, this is what's happening. She runs upstairs, grabbing a couple of underclothes, puts it in my laptop bag, and we head to the airport, I park, I get to drop them off at the departure section. It's 526 at that time,
and check in closes at 530. And I give her my ID. I'm like, Look, try to check me and I know they usually don't do it if the person is not there. But check me and so she usually does that I go and park the car is 535 I haven't heard for her. I'm like, Where is she? What is going on? She has my ID did she leave without me? You know what's happening? So I get inside the infant. She's like, yeah, Alhamdulillah you know, we checked in everything is good to go. However, the flight is oversold, and they don't have a seat for you. And like
you don't get the story get any crazier. So, you know, we go through security. We're rushing through security. And literally as we're getting to the gate and it's like, Is Mr. Aziz in the you know, in the airport, please come and see the counter. I'm like, Oh, no, this is so embarrassing. Because everyone's just standing there. like who is this Mr. Z's guy that's delaying the flight. So I go, and guess what, I get there and they're like Mr. Z's can have your boarding class fees. I'm like, Sure, no problem. I go to my boarding pass, they give me a new boarding pass. And guess what? Mr. Z's you've been upgraded to business class.
So that business class ticket was meant to be a nine Alhamdulillah now I share this story with you is because in this world There seems like there are things that are improbable that there's a very, very small chance that can it can happen and no matter what you try to do, you know you can just try your best at the end of the day everything is in the hands of Allah subhana wa tada and that is where the element and the concept of da actually comes into play. That is what actually comes into play that our relationship with Allah subhana wa tada is built upon this integral act of worship, called to our where the slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala calls out to Allah and Allah subhana wa
tada shows his generosity shows His mercy shows his compassion shows his love through responding through these doors.
And that is why the scholars of the past they used to say that the most integral act of worship in fact is to our no one may think you know, why isn't it Salah, but when you reflect upon the Salah, in reality, all it is is one long vlog all it is is one long doula. So firstly, let's start off with what are the different types of doula the different types of the scholars divided into two different types they call the dually bada and tala well Masada, barley bada is like saying things like Subhanallah Alhamdulillah lillah Allahu Akbar, because when you look at the linguistic meaning of do I just means to call out so do a vida is to do the the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is
one part of calling out to Allah by praising him by saying things like shrine Allah, and then hamdulillah and Allahu Akbar Allah then the second type of doula is a follow up with masala and this is where you're actually asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for something right bla bla bla well masala means you're requesting something from Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is when you can ask Allah subhana wa Taala what you need, what you want, and so on and so forth. Number two in this scenario Why is Guan to Allah subhanho wa Taala so important, why is the bar to Allah subhanho wa Taala so important dwara to Allah subhana wa tada is very, very important because of two main reasons. Number
one, it is an act of worship, in fact, the most common act of worship that takes place number two, the reason why it is so important is because it actually shows the humility of the slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala because our relationship with Allah subhana wa tada is defined by one of us leaving a master right there's nothing beyond that, and nothing less than that it is purely of a slave and a master and we are on this earth to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and to fulfill his comments, right? So when the slave of allegedly calls out to Allah subhanho wa Taala This shows that the slave does not selfish thing himself to be independent. There's no thing himself to be self
sufficient, but rather he is in constant need of Allah subhanho wa Taala he's constantly asking Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhanho wa Taala loves to see this from his slave, Allah subhanho wa Taala loves to see this from his slave.
Number three, there is a story in the Quran that exemplifies the relationship of Dumas with Allah subhana wa Tada. And that story in the Koran is the story of Adam and the police. And when you think of the story of Adam and the police, a lot of people don't pay attention to the role of Brian the story, but hopefully that's what we can uncover today. Within the heat
And there's four main lessons that we're going to be learning from it. Lesson number one is when you make dua, it needs to be a combination of your dunya and akhira. And not just the dunya alone, it needs to be combination of the dunya and akhira. And not just the dunya alone. So if you look at the two individuals, Adam and the police, they both made to Allah subhanho wa Taala either Malik said he made to Allah subhanho wa Taala Robin Avada and fusina Willem tofield Anna coonan Domino Casa de that Oh Allah we have oppressed ourselves and wronged ourselves and if you don't have mercy upon us and forgive us, then surely we shall be of the losers. Now who knows what was the lie that a police
made? What do I did a police make?
No you attended on Friday, so I'm not gonna accept your hand. Go ahead. That's
fantastic he made to Allah subhanho wa Taala Oh Allah keep me alive till the Day of Judgment elongate my life. Till that day I'll be on vernonia Yomi new but I thought that Oh Allah give me life till the Day of just give me respect till the Day of Judgment. So these are two dice being made. We see the example of the Prophet of Allah subhana wa Tada. He's making a blog for spirituality making the offer the accurate asking for Allah forgiveness. Iblees purely concerned about this life and this life alone. So now we learn an example over here that the prophetic model of making dua is that there's a heavy emphasis on once after a very heavy emphasis on one's ocular,
whereas the satanic model is purely about this dunya now Allah subhanaw taala he teaches us a perfect equation in the Quran. When it teaches us the beautiful blog rod banner it if it donia Hasina will feel accurate he has Santa walk in either but know that Oh Allah give us good in this life. Give us good in the next life and save us from the punishment of the hellfire. So this door is broken down into three parts right life of this world life of the hereafter saving from the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala how many of them how many of these reports are for this dunya just one part one part fantastic. How many of them are for the Acura two parts. So meaning that if
you were to divide your dog that you make on a regular basis, into three main carrier into three parts, then one part of it should be for this world and two parts of it should be for the acula two parts of it should be for the akeelah so when you're busy making dua Oh Allah you know, grant me a job or Allah grant me a wife, Allah grant me kids, Allah grant me a good job, whatever you're making law for, that's perfectly fine. And the more do I you make to Allah subhanho wa Taala, the better situation you will be and the better situation you will be. Now while you're making dua for this dunya Don't forget to make blog for the ACA as well. This is partially about asking Allah
forgiveness for our sins, asking Allah to protect us from the punishment of the grave, the punishment of the Hellfire, the planet or the trials of of the junk, you know, all of these things are part of the hereafter. Likewise, asking Allah subhana wa Taala to grant us the highest levels of unfair dose. So all of these things should be a part of our da. A second lesson that we learned from the story is that both Adam and a police they knew that they could only turn to Allah subhanaw taala they knew that he could only turn to Allah subhanaw taala as a malayalam, he's a prophet of Allah, he knows he can make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But he believes in Why didn't he go to Adam and
tell Adam, you know, Adam, make dua for me, or why didn't he say, oh, Adam, you know, do this for me. And this shows us that even you know, the most despicable of creation in the police, he understood that only do only Allah subhanho wa Taala should be made to, to not some individual in the grave, not someone that's passed away, but only Allah subhanaw taala and Allah subhanaw taala actually makes us very, very clear in the Quran and massage de la vida. Allah He I heard that, that indeed the massage it only belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala so don't call upon anyone other than Allah subhanho wa Taala don't call upon anyone other than Allah subhanaw taala so now question
arises, we cannot ask the dead to make blog for us, nor can we make duac to them. But how about someone that is alive? Can we ask someone that is alive to make blog for us? Who's gonna give me the answer to that and give me a full detailed answer. I don't want just yes or no. Say yes because of x y Zed no because of x y Zed. Go ahead. Especially like even suppose if my friend is going for Hajj or Umrah you can ask him this module for me when you go to Hajj remember me interview Okay, why can you do that too though, because I'm not clearly said over here. You know that Allah Allah tells us in the Quran that he is close that we should have no intermediaries between us and unless
we can buy property name but Professor himself ask someone to mentor for me. Fantastic. Yeah, that's on top of the Allah who can ask our parents we can ask our parents Why?
To make to offer us. I know But why? Why can we ask our parents?
Because they're our parents.
Okay, I think we established that there are
Parents have the law, but why specifically? Why specifically the parents
because they're the offer the child is Mr. job they do offer the child is answered. That's why specifically the parents, okay. So the general ruling is that we should not ask other people to make Doha for us up and until we have a valid reason to do so, and until we have a valid reason to do so. So, for example, you know, that this person is in a situation where his blinds are answered. So, the person that is you know, their, their parents, right, likewise, the child for the parents, those bars are also answered, a person is going for hygiene omelet, the process of them, ask them what to do to make Doha for him, right, and other situation that you know, an individual to be a righteous
individual, you know, the individual to be a righteous individual. So those are the few cases where it is permissible to do so. Should you make a habit out of this though, right? So you come to the masjid, you know, you're finishing your gathering with your friends. And rather than saying goodbye or take care, we have this habit of saying dwama yada, yada, you know, remember us in your prayers, is this a good habit to have? And the answer to that is no. To ask, you know, every Tom, Dick and Harry to make bla for you. This is not the way our religion works. Allah subhanaw taala clearly told us why the solitary body and if any corrib ojibwa Dahlia than that if my slaves ask you about me,
then let them know that I am near. And the point over here being that Allah is near mean that we don't need intermediaries between us and Allah subhana wa Tada. So the more we can eliminate those intermediaries, the better it is. And this is something that we learned from the story of Adam and the police. The fact that both of them knew that only Allah can answer their dwis without any intermediaries even a police knew that even a police knew that. Number three, we look at this story. And we realize that
Adam, he made to our to Allah subhanho wa Taala he's a prophet of Allah subhanaw taala he is a righteous man. Obviously Allah subhanho wa Taala will answer his da but he believes he is the most despicable of creation, right? Allah asked him to make one such the to add them and the police refused. Why does Allah subhanho wa Taala? Answer the guava bliss? Why does Allah subhanho wa Taala answer the guava bliss? Who can tell me? Why did Allah answer the guava please?
Good leave the iron?
Was you do that with a W go down and there's no condition attached to it that would the doc non Muslim
movement, doubted them? So I believe that is fantastic that perfectly comes into play, but what is the greater message behind this? What is the greater message behind this that Alliance is all lies? Why? To show us what is ultimately the only one that gets and provides the I will accept that answer. So this is to Allah subhanaw taala to show his generosity shows to show his love for his creation, then the regardless of whoever is making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanaw taala will answer the door just because of the generosity and the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala but this ties in very practically for us because a lot of times Muslims think you know what, I'm too
sinful to make right to Allah subhanaw taala what is the point Allah is not going to answer my door? Why should I do this in the first place? At that time, she thought is gone the best of those people? Because Allah subhanho wa Taala will answer everyone's lies. And the fact that Allah subhanaw taala answered the door of a bliss. It shows us that the police can have his Diwan answered, there's none of us that are as bad as him. Some of us might be close, but none of us are as bad as him. Right? Allah subhanho wa Taala will answer everyone's to us. That is a very valuable lesson from this story. One should never despair that Allah subhanaw taala will not answer the doors. Number four,
the fourth and last point, how did they continue after they made to do so if you look at it, he said um, he repented to Allah subhanho wa Taala he rectified his ways and he wanted to become better, right? He wanted to fix his relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is how he reacted whereas when you look at a police, how did he react? He made do I once and then completely neglected Allah subhanho wa Taala whatsoever thereafter, and this is a very valuable lesson for us here as well. Because when do we turn to Allah subhana wa Tada. exam time comes time of difficulty comes we're making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala what is the next time we will make the next time we have
an exam or the next time we have difficulty? That should not be the case, right? Because that is what a belief shows us that once you get from Allah what you need, once you've made your dua, you don't want to move on forget about Allah subhana wa Tada. But this cannot be the case we need to follow the example of Adam and he said that yes, he made a mistake he made and he continued to fix that relationship. Thereafter, he continued to fix that relationship thereafter. And these are four valuable lessons from the story of Adam and Eve at least when it comes to dog who can repeat the four lessons for me.
Come on, man. We have like 100 something people
go let's go one by one.
Who can give me just one of the lessons we learned from this story?
He has to be really serious about it. Fantastic the very last point I want to make blocked Allah subhanaw taala you continue to work upon your relationship with Allah you don't forget about luck till the next time you make need to make the law Fantastic.
Fantastic. Don't make blog only for the dunya but meanwhile for the Akela as well, that's to come out go ahead.
Allah subhanho wa Taala will answer the dwelve everyone regardless of profit or devil, Allah is going to answer the dwelve everyone and those in between those three, what's the fourth and last one?
Fantastic that we learned that dog should only be made to Allah subhana wa Tada. And we should try to eliminate as many intermediaries in between as possible as many intermediaries as between it as possible. So now we move into what are the advocates of making the advocates of making dua? Number one is that you should be praising Allah subhanho wa Taala in the door. You know, a lot of the times people go straight into Doha, and they start asking him directly for what they want. But this is not the way we're taught to make dua. In fact, you should be praising Allah subhanaw taala just like you do with sortal Fatiha. So the fact he has seven verses, how many of them are for Allah subhanaw
taala, the first three and a half, just purely praising Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is what your daughter should be like as well. So remember, we were talking about the two types of blood why he died and what I thought about my Salah. so in this situation, you want to use your doggy brother as much as you possibly can, praising Allah thanking Allah subhana wa tada in the first part of your door as much as you can. Number two, the importance of sending Salaam Salaam upon the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in your door. So the companions they used to say that the door is suspended between the heavens and the earth up and until the person says Salaam Salaam upon the
Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So a lot of the times you know, people don't know that they should be doing this. But this is a very important thing to do. And it can be something short, just by saying you know, send your Salaam Salaam upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or you can do the whole durood Ibrahim Nia that we do in Salah. Either way is permissible, but one should send Salaam Salaam upon the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Number three is that when the individual makes his heart should be attentive. And it should be certain attentive of what attentive of what you're actually saying, right? So a lot of the times after Salah, we'll just raise
our hands and start making the right will learn all the things that our parents taught us as kids, and we'll put it in one long day. And we will wipe our face and we think we're done. But in reality, this is not the dua that Allah subhanaw taala wants from us, right? We're doing this as an activity by the so your heart needs to be attentive, it needs to be filled with emotion, it needs to understand what it is actually sync. And I want you to think about the times that we make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala in times of desperation, right? You know, you just got into an accident, the type of car you'd make at that time, you just, you know about to go into an exam and you haven't
studied that type of thing, or you're, you know, you're just about to get married, you know, that type of deal are filled with emotion filled with passion, that is the type of dog we want at all times. And then the second part we mentioned in point number three, is that the heart needs to be certain. The heart needs to be certain that Allah subhanho wa Taala will answer this door and certain that Allah will give and that Allah will not withhold the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, he actually tells us that Allah subhanho wa Taala answers da in three ways. Either Allah subhanaw taala will give you what you want when you want it. Number two, he will delay till the time
that it is better for you. Or number three, what you're asking for in reality is not good for you at all. So Allah subhanaw taala doesn't give that to you. However, since you did make dua to him, Allah subhanaw taala will repel an equal amount of evil from your life and equal amount of evil from your life in this life or the next, when the companions heard this, they said the other Salalah we will never stop making Diwan. In fact, we will ask for more. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he responded by saying that Allah subhanho wa Taala will have more to give you Allah subhanho wa Taala will have more to give you and this is a valuable lesson over here that we were taking him on
mnos 40 Hadith one of the Hadith we covered is where the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he tells us if all of the creation of Allah subhana wa tada were to make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala and allow us to answer everyone's door that has ever existed. How much would have the kingdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala would actually diminish. He gives us an example. Then imagine you dip your finger into the ocean, then how much water comes back on your finger, how much stays in the ocean, barely anything comes back on your finger. That is how much the dominion of Allah subhana wa tada would be affected when he left his method and Allah Spano tala has an even greater example
than that, right. So that is how vast on the spine with others kingdom is to be certain that Allah subhanaw taala will answer your doors. Number four. It is impermissible to ask for anything how wrong it is impermissible to ask for any
Think how long so to ask for someone to be punished and cursed to be asked for someone
to have cut off ties of kinship all of these things are impermissible to ask in our class I know a lot of the times we'll get very angry and very frustrated and we're like Oh Allah do x y Zed to so and so. These types of devices should not be made these types of devices should not be made. In fact even you know people think it's, it's okay to curse people right to send line of Allah subhanaw taala upon people, but in reality when you study the Quran and the Sunnah, you will see that it can be done in generalities right, but not in specifics. And that is when the Quran when Allah subhanho wa Taala senses land upon people, the vast majority of the times it's a very general category, Allah
Vani mean Anil katha been right? This is how Allah subhanho wa Taala sends his curse upon people, but dimension specifics, it should not be done to mention specifics should not be done. That is point number four. Point number five from the etiquettes of making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala is that one should use the appropriate times to make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And those are the times where dwis are answered. Those are the times where dwis are answered. And we did this activity on Friday night and I believe that we covered the vast majority of them. But who knows the times when Allah subhanho wa Taala answers to us. So just raise your hand and give one of them in sha
Allah. Ibrahim, go ahead. When it's raining, it's a blessed attempt to make the law fantastic good. In sudo, the closest to Allah subhana wa tada fantastic. Between the event and the car. My last final thought answers was
between the hood one the Friday prayer, the process of me tells us that on the deal Friday is a blog, which has answered some of the scholar said it is between the two hot boys when the Imam is sitting down. But let's find out Allah knows best astronomer opinion seems that it is just before the time of mobile app on the Friday prayer. We're very good answer my brother all the way in the back. Don't you're gonna say pregnancy again, aren't you?
You were there on Friday, right? Yeah, okay. I thought so.
At times of desperation in times of need when the person is being oppressed? Yes, Allah subhanaw taala will answer to us at this time, go ahead.
The last third of the night, Allah subhanaw taala descends to the lowest heavens. And he calls out you know, which of my slaves is seeking my forgiveness so that I can forgive him? Which of my slaves is calling out to me so that I can answer his voice with one when you're traveling, when you're trying to do all of the traveler before making the quest, before breaking the fast and even while the person is fasting? Those are two hours that the fasting person has fantastic. Did we miss anything? Shake was the day of alpha? Fantastic. Yes, as I said on that day.
And the state of Iran.
I don't know any specific proof for that to see in the state of Iran that was answered. Allah Subhana Allah knows best I don't know about that. said we've covered a lot of them. And it shows us that Allah subhanaw taala has given us ample opportunity to make Doha so that our advice will be answered. And particularly, you know, in winter time, it's such an amazing opportunity to take advantage of this. I mean, fudger begins at like 705. Literally, if you wake up at like 630 you can pray to God, you can make the art that time and then you can pray for God to that time, as well. And you know, in the summertime is at 630, the sun is already up and 630 in the winter time for sure
hasn't even begun yet. So it's a very good opportunity to take advantage of this. So those are the opportune times. And those are the advocates for making law. First time look at the
first time looking at the Kaaba, some scholars discussed this and they said that is not a particular reason. That's not a particular reason. But because of the overwhelming emotion that person feels when he sees the cowboy for the first time, then there's a reason why the dog will be answered. But it's not has nothing to do with actually seeing the cowboy for the first time. I don't know of any proof for this. So
why are the eyes not answered? Why are the eyes not answered? In Sahih Muslim the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he gives us the example of a man that is traveling through the desert, right? He's completely disheveled. He has no food, he has no water. He has nothing. He's in a state of desperation. On top of that this man is a traveler. So he raises his hands to Allah subhanho wa Taala and he says Yara Brb, calling out to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he goes on to say that his food is from how long his drink is from how long his wealth is from how long they use the Java, then why would Allah subhanaw taala answer his
door. So here's the messenger, Allah says I didn't say that his dog would be rejected. But he said that this person is doing a disservice to himself. When he's eating, haram drinking haram earning from how long? Then will Allah Why would I let's find out that answer this person is doing everything about this person is how long? Why would Islam become halal at that time, right. So this shows us that one of the predominant causes of the eyes not being answered, is our own state itself, that the things that we are doing wrong the sales that we are committing, so personally should
Be very careful of the food that he's eating. And the food that he's eating will become Haram in one of two ways. Either the money that he's using for it is haram. or number two, the actual food wound of itself is haram. So it's very important that you try to eat Thailand, as much as possible, try to eat as high as much as possible. And the money that you're spending is also on your food, same thing with your drinks, right, spend money on it, and drink only that, which is permissible. And then number three, in terms of the income, the income of the money should also be highlighted. And also the things that we spend on should also be highlighted. So this will encompass the type of income
that you have. It will also encompass dealing with interest, right, dealing with interest is a big No, no, dealing with interest brings misery into people's lives, whether giving it or receiving it, people will be in a state of misery. As long as they're dealing with interest. This is a fact of life that you can write down. When you start to deal with interest, your life will become miserable. That is what is going to happen. And same thing over here that if you're dealing with interest, this is a means of not being answered potentially. And you want to try to eliminate that clause that cause as well. Number two, a second reason that you will not be answered is that due I will not be
answered just due to the general sense that we commit. Right? So if a person is regularly committing sins, and they know that they should stop it, they still don't stop, then this is a means for not being answered. This is a means for not being answered. And this is just simply due to the fact Allah has showed you and it's told you what is right and wrong. And you know what is right and wrong. It you still continue to disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala so when you intentionally disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala then why would you expect in return that Allah should answer your to us, right? So part of fixing our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala is repenting to him seeking
His forgiveness. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala will answer our doors more regularly in the way that we want them in the way that we want them. A third reason why the eyes are not being answered, is that a person you know, he just stops caring about his door altogether. And there's some that we mentioned previously as well, that the heart needs to be attentive, right? I don't want you to think about a person that's drowning, right? When he is making dua to Allah subhanaw taala how powerful how emotional is his dog going to be at that time, that is the way our life should be when we make the law to Allah subhanho wa Taala as if someone is drowning, and this example used to give us a few
items Marina, one of the great scholars of the past, when he used to make dwis that Oh Allah save us. He used to make it with such passion, that it would seem literally as if he was drowning at that time, because of how much passion is coming out of his glass. So those are some of the reasons why Allah subhanho wa Taala would not answer to us. Now let me conclude with a beautiful and nice story. And this is the story of an Egyptian cleaner. Okay, this Egyptian cleaner, he cleans for a living, right? So you can imagine and McKeon Medina, people that clean the streets, people that clean the toilets, people that clean the masjid, this is one of those guys. And he was originally Egyptian and
when he moved to Saudi Arabia, he made the intention that my very first year, I want to save up all of my money, and I'm going to go for Hajj with that money that I save up. So his first year comes he saved up all of his money Alhamdulillah he's able to go for Hajj. And he's going for hygiene is writing in this amazing bus is air conditioned. There's food being served, everyone is happy on the bus. But then as they're riding along on this bus, he sees this old lady on the outside, and he sees that she's having difficulty walking. She's sweating like crazy. He can tell that she's very, very thirsty as well. And he thinks to himself Subhan Allah, you know, why would it be right for someone
like me that's young, that has energy is not sick, can walk fine, that I would continue to ride on a bus. And here's an individual that's almost like my mother in the same situation as my mother. And I continue to let her walk in the desert in the heat. So he gets off to the bus, he gets off the bus. And he tells us old ladies like look, you know means refers to my mother. Now please I hope you don't mind me saying this, but I would really like you to take my seat on the bus and I will walk down to Hajj inshallah. And at that time, the old woman she starts crying and she's like, Subhanallah you won't believe this when I was just making the law to Allah subhanho wa Taala Oh
Allah, I'm unable to complete this Hajj, please find a way out for me. And then last final data sent you out of nowhere. And as this woman she's getting onto the bus she turns around to him, and she tells them Allah subhanaw taala never deprive you of making Hajj ever again, never deprive you making Hajj ever again. And this man, the Egyptian man is on TV. And he's doing an interview because he's now made Hajj. 20 years in a row. And they're like, you know, how did you manage to do this? Because like, he's like, one time You know, my friend needed help. Another time. A family member was coming another time. You know, I was offering offered a cleaning job in Mina. So all these this is
how he ended up going for hygiene. The guy's like, you know, what do you think was the cause of that? And then he tells us
The story is like, you know what I hope that old lady once and she made that sincere dua and Allah subhanaw taala has been opening the door for heights for him every single year as a cleaner and as a janitor. spamela not as a rich person, not, you know, some VIP, but he's a simple cleaner. And because of that, Allah subhanaw taala opened the door for him. And you know, there's so many stories, I'm sure all of you have your own individual stories of times of desperation, you needed something one has made it. And I want to conclude with with two simple points here, number one is that even our binaries from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that whoever wants Allah subhanaw taala to
answer his daughters in times of desperation, let it make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala in times of prosperity, meaning that don't just wait with times of difficulty to make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala, but rather even in times of ease, once you'd be making block to Allah subhanaw taala all the time, because that's what Allah wants from us. That's what Allah subhanaw taala loves from us, and we should be striving and working to please Allah subhanho wa Taala. Number two, one of the best ways to have your device answered, is to make dua for someone else. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says that whoever makes dua for his brother in his absence, the angels will say, our need
and for you as well. So if you're having difficulty with your finances, find another brother and sister that's having difficulty with their finances, and in their absence, make dua for them. And the angels will say, I mean for you as well, every problem you're having find someone that's having a similar problem, make law for them in their absence, and the angels will say are mean for you as well. And this is part of, you know, building relationships in the community building that harmony, that affinity between the community members that we should be striving for inshallah. So this is a good time to remember that when you do, make draw for yourself. Don't just make a law for yourself
made law for your parents, for your family members, for the community at large for the people for the brothers and sisters that you know, that are struggling and in need. include everyone in your door, and you will be rewarded for that as well. And I'll conclude with that with Allahu taala Allah Salallahu salam wa barakaatuh in the Vienna Mohammed Juana and he was so happy he was Allah subhanho wa Taala behind the Casa de La La Land, aka Lake, and I'll answer any questions. If you guys have any questions, inshallah, go ahead
and draw their certainty and you should be attempting them. And you should be certain that a loved one. Yes. You've been praying for a while for a specific situation specific job, a certain outcome of a situation that they're in and they've been praying and of course, there's a heavy that Allah answers the prayer as long as the servant doesn't get impatient and stops with them drop, right. But at what point do you
have been saying this to yourself? Okay. I think you
need to stop making go out or, like you get these This was right. Fantastic. Continue making your hours this, assign that okay, maybe you should. Okay, so one should look at the type of dog that they're making, making sure that this is a realistic da, right? You shouldn't be asking for like superpowers and saying, you know, why aren't my dogs being answered? So that sort of thing. Obviously, I just want to make that clear. So as long as realistic and practical, then the slave of Allah should continue making block to Allah subhanaw taala regardless of if it never gets answered, you know, something that even taymiyah or him Allah mentions that if the slave spent his whole life,
making dua to Allah and Allah never gave him anything, he still would have lived a very fulfilling life because he fulfilled his purpose of creation. Number three, is that I don't want to see it as the son of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But from experience what I've seen, it's literally when the help of Allah is just around the corner, that the slave of Allah gives up. Literally, we just waited one more day, one more hour, one more week, and he continued making lines the help of Allah was just around the corner. So I would say we never know when that help is coming and want you to have faith that when it is best for that, for that slave, then Allah is finally granted to him. So to continue
making the fight through the rest of us and continue working hard towards it inshallah. lotano. Go ahead.
Fantastic. Yes. So, I mean, one should definitely look internally for the mistakes that they're committing. That's a very good point that one should always look internally, making sure that you're not making any mistakes and should seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala at that time is a very good point is that a lot of us have any other questions?
Fantastic. So in terms of making the offering non Muslim anything pertaining to this dunya while they are alive, you're allowed to ask for so May Allah grant you shifa mela, take care of your affairs, anything like that in terms of this dunya you can make in terms of the ocular there. You cannot make any device for them in terms of their acula you cannot make dua for their forgiveness. You cannot make dua that Allah grants them Jana you cannot make dua that Allah saves them from the hellfire.
Anything for the Aquila is off grounds that's only specifically for the Muslims and Allah Subhana Allah knows best right once
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yeah is is perfectly fine to do that it's not a problem inshallah you can send salon so I'm a funny person on so I said them it's not a problem problems in fact there's the hadith of obey vocab or the Allahu anhu and it shows us you know the the loving nature of the process of them that obey vocab he's sleeping in the masjid and the process of them comes in he wakes them up and he's like, yeah, obey the day of judgment is coming. What?
And he's a galaxy Allah you know, what should I do? And he's like, increase your Salah and Salaam upon me and he said you Allah so Allah you know how much salah and Salaam Should I send upon you the possum stayed quiet is a goddess Allah What if I made it a quarter of my prayer? He said, If you made it more than that, that is better for you. I would have for my prayer said if you made it better than that. More than that, then it is better for you. And he continued going like this to the side yada Sula, what if I make all of my prayer like that, and then he said then the process of them remained quiet at that time. So this shows us that inside of our Salah the more Salaam Salaam upon
the person sends upon Allah subhana wa tada sins upon the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam the better is for him and the personal for him so that Selim concluded this hadith by saying, took for hammock were to further book that all your worries will be taken care of, and all of your sins will be pardoned for the individual that does this. And Allah subhanaw taala knows best. Go ahead.
Some numbers they tell you like, Don't make too. So I mean, can you just expand on that fantastic. So the pastor said them he says at the end of every every Salah is a do I which is Mr. job at the end of every size, which is Mr. Jump, the vast majority of scholars, they understood this to mean that before a person says sulamani cuando, la Santa Monica huhtala that is when the DA should be made before he says that, right? Some of the alumni they said no, this is after a person says that I want to close and I want to go to Villa, then you make dua at that time, this is a minority opinion. So based upon which understanding they took from this Hadith, that is the opinion that they will
promote right. So those are my that said that the DA should be made before the Salah. Then they said making do after Salah should not be done regularly, because if it was a good thing the processes would have done it regularly. However, those are my that understood the Hadith to mean that the DA should be made after Salah That is why they will make dua after Salah every single time. One thing that should be understood is that while both opinions are valid over here, something that is agreed upon is that the law should not be made in congregation after Salah this was not from the Sunnah of the prophet SAW them so for the amount to turn around and to raise his hands and everyone makes law
together at the time. This is not from the Sunnah of the prophet of Allah and Allah subhanaw taala knows best come up
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fantastic Good question. So when you are in Salah, can you make dua only in the Arabic language or can it be in any language? The majority of scholars they said that in your firm Salah it can only be an Arabic However, if it's knuffel Salah, your Sunnah, prayers, or even pmln then you can make it in any language and it's not a problem in sha Allah who Tanana good this is the follow up. Question. Yeah.
You can say with Islam, right? Perfect. Yep, that's the party part of their dunya anything that has to do with their dunya you can make dua for slaughter follow them shala.
is this topic? So why would Christmas origin?
Why was Christmas made? And when was it made? I wish I had the answer to those questions. I wish I had the answer to this questions. In terms of why it was made. They wanted to celebrate the birth of a son. He said I'm the quote unquote, the birth of God. And that's why Christmas which is special day, but even historically speaking, they prove that he salesianum wasn't born on the 25th of December. I can tell when he was born specifically but it wasn't that day. What I'm eventually ended up happening is that stores learned you know what, this is a good time for business. Let's from what this holiday as much as we can. And now it's become like a commercial holiday more than a religious
And your second question was why? or How? I I don't know the answer to that Allah. Allah knows best. Fair Who's next? I'll take one last question. Go ahead.
expand on that. So
there's a headache I can't remember since then they'll be the older sooner Tell me where the pastor said. He told his companions that after you finished making dua, then wipe over yourselves after you make dua to get the blessings of the law. Now the scholars of your differed on the authenticity of this hadith is the Hadith authentic or not. And the vast majority of scholars of Hadith he said this hadith is not authentic.
And this leads us to another question is that if a hadith is not authentic, can we still apply it if it's a good deed or not? The safer thing to do is I would suggest you that you shouldn't do that. That is a safer thing to do. Just because it seems like the Hadith is not authentic. However, if someone does do it, does that mean you rebuke them and you're like harsh against them, then no, the answer to that is no, that they are trying to implement a hadith which some scholars have said is authentic, so you shouldn't look down upon them or be harsh towards them. There's room for flexibility on this matter. And Allah subhanaw taala knows best said I'll take the last question
from the sisters and we'll call it a night inshallah. So now Monica, my question is that can we make dua for the dead? For example, my grandfather passed away and my mom had a dream that he is unhappy, can I make dua that Allah makes his hereafter easier for him? What are the limitations? Can we do actively by the such as receiving a whole Koran and asking Allah to grant the job to my grandfather does occur, okay, so number one, in terms of making dua for the deceased, as long as they died as a Muslim, then yes, you can make the law for them that Allah forgives their sins, that Allah enters them into paradise, that Allah saves them from the punishment of the Hellfire, Allah makes easy for
them, the affairs of the graves, all these are valid doors, and you can do so as long as they were Muslim, if they were not Muslim, then you cannot make the offer them then you cannot make the offer them. Number two, is that can we do acts of sadaqa on their behalf? And the answer to that is yes, you can do acts of sadaqa. But they should be those acts of sadaqa that we have a president or a president or a precedent meaning that it was done during the time of the Prophet salam, or during the time with the companions, and we're following their example. So things that were done during their time is that money was given on their behalf. People used to make hygiene aamra on behalf of
the deceased people used to do the odd here that we do for either, on behalf of the deceased, these are all valid things that will a person can do. A person can have a well built a machine built a mother as a built partially or completely on behalf of the deceased. These are all acts of sadaqa that can be done which ties us into you know, can we recite the Quran and ask Allah subhana wa tada to give them the throw up to give them the throw up. And there is a difference of opinion on this but Allah subhanaw taala knows best that it is not permissible and that had it been something good or permissible. We would have seen the Prophet saddam and the companions do this, but the fact that
they didn't do it is a clear indication that we should stay from it away from it as well. And Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best, fantastic weekend. I hope you guys enjoy your holidays. Spend good time with your family, do fun stuff. Don't just sit home and watch TV and eat food. Do something fun in sha Allah, Allah huzzah. diadems panicle oho behind the shadow night sakurako to bhulekh