Channel: Navaid Aziz
A beautiful reminder by Navaid Aziz.
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim in Alhamdulillah Hina motto and stay in one istockphoto when I was a villa Himanshu Rudy and fusina woman Surya, Dr. Medina Maja de la dama de la la,
la la, la la la la la la sharika or shadow Ana Mohammed Abdullah 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 was this fact. So does not come to all of you from coming out. So the original plan for today was we're going to be doing a talk called around the dean in 42, hedis. And I was a play on words on the book, you know, around the world in 80 days. But what I eventually realized is that that halaqa 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 halaqa, to something
that's more general, but with relevance 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 just 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 businesslike 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 that's ending, 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 comes onto the line. He's like, Look, I need to speak to you after you're done. Speak to your mother. I say Sure, no problem. And once they started 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 that till they're traveling? How am I supposed to get a ticket, you know, if I do get a ticket is 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 like, call us.
I'll try my best. So that night, I can't remember. I think I came to the mustard 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 it was a call us, you know, you handle this, 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 $3,500.
Sorry, I'm 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 she was teaching at this lambda school that day. And she'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 it 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 as a no, no, sorry. Sorry, sir. I missed a part. So I woke up at four o'clock in the morning. I log on to the to the Air Canada website. And lo and behold, that $577 fare 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.
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 took a shower at that time I told my wife look, color Canada again, see if we can we can get that ticket. So she calls her Canada again. Same thing, business class only. And then I come out and 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 their Canada and you know, they're like sorry, we only have business class tickets left. And like okay, that's fine.
And then she's like, you know, happy holidays. And I'm like, seem to and this isn't about the system to you, she cuts me off. And she's like, Hey, have a seat just opened 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 undercoats 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's not there. But check me in. So she usually goes that I go and park the car is 535 I haven't heard from her. I'm like, Where is she? What is going on? She has me ID did she leave without me? You know what's happening? So I get inside the endpoint. She's like, yeah, Alhamdulillah you know, we checked in, everything's good to go. However, the flight is oversold, and they don't have a seat for you. And like, let's
look at the story get any crazier? So, you know, we go through security. We're rushing through security. And literally as we get into 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. Aziz can have your boarding class fees. I'm like, Sure, no problem. I give them my boarding pass. They give me a new boarding pass. And guess what the Mr. Z's you'll be upgraded to business class.
So that business class ticket was mentioned to be 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 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 where it actually comes into play. That our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala 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, show his his
love, through responding to these two hours.
And that is why the scholars of the past they used to say that the most integral act of worship in fact is do are now 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 block all it is is one long block. So firstly, let's start off with what are the different types of blocks the different types of blocks, the scholars divided into two different types they call the duality bada and tala one masala Diwali bada is like saying things like subhana wa Alhamdulilah Alhamdulillah Allahu Akbar, because when you look at the linguistic meaning of do it just means to call out to do it by that is to do the vicar of Allah subhanho wa
Taala and this is one part of calling out to Allah by praising him by saying things expand Allah and then hum did Allah and Allahu Akbar Allah. Then the second type of doula is do I Apolo with Miss Ella, 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 Juan to Allah subhanho wa Taala so important, why is door to Allah subhanho wa Taala so important door to Allah subhanho wa Taala 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 a slave and 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 Allah actually calls out to Allah subhanho wa Taala This shows that the slave does not selfish, think himself to be independent, does not think
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 Allah subhanho wa Taala loves to see this from Islam, 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 Doha, 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 beliefs, a lot of people don't pay attention to the role of the story, but hopefully that's what we can uncover today. Within the heater
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 a combination of the dunya and akhira. And not just the dunya alone. So if you look at the two individuals Adam and the Blaze, they both made to Allah subhanho wa Taala either Malik Salaam he made to Allah subhanho wa Taala Robin Avada and fusina Willem de
Kooning, Amina Casa de that 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 day that a police made? What do I do the police make?
No you attended on Friday, so I'm not gonna accept your hand. Go ahead.
Fantastic, he may do it Allah subhanho wa Taala Oh Allah keep me alive till the Day of Judgment elongate my life. Till that day I'll be on learning and I only knew back soon, that Oh Allah give me life, till the Day of just give me respect till the Day of Judgment. So these are to do as being made. We see the example of the Prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He's making the law for spirituality making to offer the accurate asking from us forgiveness is 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 one's accurate very heavy emphasis on one's accuracy,
whereas the satanic model is purely about this dunya now unless I know Tada, he teaches us a perfect equation in the Quran, when he teaches us the beautiful Dr. robina it Neff adonia. hacer una escuela de hacer una Joaquin either but not there. 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 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 categories 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 law or law you know grandma job or law grandma wife or law Grammy kids or grandma Good job, whatever you're making the law for, that's perfectly fine. And the more do I you make to Allah subhanho wa Taala the better situation you will be in the better situation you will be in. Now while you're making dua for this dunya Don't forget to make bla for the accurate as well. This is partially about asking us forgiveness for our sins, asking Allah to protect us from the
punishment of the grave, the punishment of the Hellfire, the planet, the trials of the junk, you know, all of these things are part of the hereafter. Likewise, asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the highest levels of unfair dose. So all of these things should be a part of our law. A second lesson that we learned from the story is that both Adam and a beliefs they knew that they could only turn to Allah subhanaw taala they knew that they could only turn to Allah subhanaw taala either malayalam, he is a prophet of Allah, he knows he can make dua to Allah Allah subhanaw 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 the most despicable of creation in the police, he understood that only do our only Allah subhanaw taala should be made to our to not some individual in the grave, not someone that's passed away, but only Allah subhanaw taala and unless finalidad actually makes it very, very clear in the Quran, and massage de la vida, la Haida that indeed the massage is only belong 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 blood for us, nor can we make
duar to them. But how about someone that is alive? Can we ask someone that is alive to make blood for us? Who's going to 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.
You can ask him
Okay, why can you do that 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 in Allah.
Fantastic. Yeah, that's the Allahu anhu
we can ask our parents why
to make 12 for us. I know But why? Why can we ask our parents
because they're our parents.
Okay, I think we established that there are
Alhamdulillah 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 lies are answered. So, the person that is, you know, their parents, right, likewise, the child for the parents, those blogs are also answered, a person is going for hygiene on load, the poster seldom asked him to make dua 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 habits to have? And the answer to that is no, to ask, you know, every Tom, Dick and Harry to make blood for you. This is not the way our religion works. Allah subhanaw taala clearly told us whether sonica the only for any colleague or the Buddha was
that if my slaves asked 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 nibblies. The fact that both of them knew that only Allah can answer the advice 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 may do Allah subhanho wa Taala he's a prophet of Allah subhanaw taala he is a righteous man. Obviously Allah subhanaw taala will answer his door, but he believes he is the most despicable of creation, right? Allah asked him to make one search the to add them and the police refused. Why does Allah subhanaw taala? Answer the Dr. Iblees? Why does Allah subhanaw taala? Answer the Dwarven police? Who can tell me? Why did Allah answer the lava please?
Fantastic that perfectly comes into play, but what is the greater message behind this? What is the greater message behind this that alliances all lies? Why? To show us what is ultimately the only one?
I will accept that answer. So this is to Allah subhanaw taala to show his generosity choose to show his love for his creation, that 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 subhanaw 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 blood to Allah subhanho wa Taala what is the point I was not going to answer my door? Why should they do this in the first place? At that time, she turns one the best of those people, because Allah subhanho wa Taala will answer everyone's laws. And the fact that Allah
subhanaw taala answered the door of the police. It shows us that if the police can have his law 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 subhanaw taala will answer everyone's to us. That is a very valuable lesson from the 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 the dua? So if you look at it, he said um, he repented to Allah subhanho wa Taala he rectified his waste 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 do they react? He may do it 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 subhanho wa Taala exam time comes time of difficulty comes we're making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. When is the next time we will make dua 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 bleach shows us that once you get from Allah what you need, once you've made your dog, you know what to move on. Forget about Allah subhanho wa Taala. 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 the law 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 at least when it comes to God, 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?
Fantastic. The very last point I want to make back to 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.
vantastic don't make only for the dunya but meanwhile for the accurate as well, that's to come out go ahead.
Allah subhanho wa Taala will answer the door of everyone, regardless of prophet or devil, Allah is going to answer the door of everyone and those in between those three was the fourth and last one.
Fantastic that we learned that the art should only be made to Allah subhanho wa Taala 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 etiquettes of making the etiquettes of making dua number one is that you should be praising Allah subhanho wa Taala in there are a lot of the times people go straight into Doha, and they start asking directly for what they want. But this is not the way we're taught to make dua. In fact, you should be praising Allah subhanho wa Taala just like you do in certain 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 dog should be like as well. So remember, we were talking about the two types of dry Eva and masala so in this situation, you want to use your doggie bed 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 sends 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 salon salon upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or you can do the whole doodled ebrahimian 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 the law, 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
law, right, we'll learn all the things that our parents taught us as kids, and we'll put it in one long, and we'll wipe our face and we think we're done. But in reality, this is not the law that I was fine with the other ones 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 sing. And I want you to think about the times that we make dua to Allah subhanaw 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're just you know, about to go into an exam and you haven't studied that type of while
you're, you know, I just about to get married, you know, that type of door are filled with emotion filled with passion, that is the type of door 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 alone will not withhold the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he actually tells us that Allah subhanho wa Taala answers 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 let's find out what Allah 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 an equal amount of evil from your life in this life or the next when the companions heard this, they said yada Salalah we will never stopped making when 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 mama knows 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 subhanho wa Taala 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 the example that 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 subhanho wa Taala would be affected when he left his muscles and other animals. I know Allah has an even greater example than
that. Right? So that is how vast Allah subhanaw taala is kingdom is to be certain that Allah subhanaw taala will answer your doors. Number four, it is impermissible to ask for anything wrong. It is impermissible to ask for anything.
Hold on. So to ask for someone to be punished and cursed to be asked for someone
to have you know, cut off ties of kinship, all of these things are impermissible to ask in our doors in a lot of the times we get very angry and very frustrated. And we're like, Oh Allah do X, Y and Zed to sue and so these types of demands should not be made these types of doors should not be made. In fact, even you know, people think it's, it's okay to curse people right to send a 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 why in the Quran when Allah subhanho wa Taala senses land upon people, the vast majority of the times it's a very general
category and the volume in another category B right? This is how I must find out what to Allah sends his curse upon people, but dimension specifics, it should not be done dimension 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 do is our answer? 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 Sharla Ibrahim, go ahead. When it's raining it's a blessing time to make law fantastic. Good. Institute the closest to Allah subhana wa Tada. Fantastic. Between the then in the acoem Allah subhanaw taala answers to us.
Between the hood one the Friday prayer, the process of me tells us that on the day of Friday is the DA which has answered some of the scholars said it is between the two quarters 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 Mandala on the Friday prayer, but very good answer our 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 with a person who's being oppressed, yes, Allah subhanaw taala will answer to us at those time, go ahead.
The last third of the night must final data descends to the lowest heavens. And he calls out you know, which of my slaves is seeking my forgiveness so that I can forgive which of my slaves is calling out to me so that I can answer his doors with one when you're traveling? Do I have the traveler
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 out of a fantastic yes was answered on that day.
In the state of a harem.
I don't know any specific proof for that to see in the state of a home that was answered. Allah Spanos 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 dua so that our daughters will be answered. And particularly, you know, in wintertime, it's such an amazing opportunity to take advantage of this. I mean, first it 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 fudger at that time, as well. And you know, in the summertime, it's at 630, the sun is already up, and it's 630 in the winter
temperature 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 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. 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.
Why our do is not answered why our do is 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 heroin. His drink is from heroin, his wealth is from heroin, and they use the Java then why would Allah subhanaw taala answer
his law? So here's the messenger alert system, did it say that his daughter would be rejected? But he said that this person is doing a disservice to himself, when he's eating hot on drinking hot on earning from heroin, then voila, why would I know that answer this person's drop? Everything about this person is wrong. So why would it become valid at that time, right. So this shows us that one of the predominant causes of death is 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 wouldn't have itself is haram. So it's very important that you try to eat halal, as much as possible, try to eat as healthy, as much as possible. And the money that you're spending is also handled 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 a door 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 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, you still continue to disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala so when you intentionally disobey Allah subhanaw taala then why would you expect in return that unless you to 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 this is something that we mentioned previously as well, that the heart needs to be attentive, right? I want you to think about a person that's drowning, right? When he's making dua to Allah subhanaw taala, how powerful how emotional is his dog going to be at that time, that is the way our blood should be when we make dua to Allah subhanaw taala as if someone is drowning, and this example used to give us
a feeling of dorina one of the great scholars of the past, when he used to make was 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 doulas. 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 in Makkah and Medina, people that clean the streets, people that clean the toilets, people that clean the machete, 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 as first year comes, he saved up all of his money Alhamdulillah he's able to go for Hajj. And he's going for hikes. He's riding in this amazing bus. It's 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 panela 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 the bus. And here's an individual that's almost like my mother in the same situation as my mother that 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 this old ladies like look, you know, he refers to as 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 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 glad to Allah Subhana Allah to
Allah or Allah, I'm unable to complete this Hajj, please find a way out for me. And then last, I know that I sent you out of nowhere. And as this woman she's getting onto the bus she turns around to him, and she tells them that Allah subhanaw taala never deprive you of making Hajj ever again, never deprive you of 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 and so all
these this is how he ended up going for Hajj and the guy's like, you know, what do you think was the cause of that and then he tells us
Stories like, you know, I helped that old lady once and she made that sincere law. And Allah subhanaw taala has been opening the door for hides for him every single year as a cleaner and as a janitor, not as a rich person. Not, you know, some VIP, but he's a simple cleaner. And because of that door, 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 as you needed something one has made. And I want to conclude with two simple points here. Number one is that even a 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 to the 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 Spanos Allah 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 subhanaw 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 dua for them in their absence. And the angels will say, I 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 a lot for yourself, don't just make life 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 da, and you'll be rewarded for that as well. And I'll conclude with that Willa hotaka, with some Allahu Allah abakada, Vienna, Mohammed Juana and he was so happy he was Allah subhanho wa mobium, deca, Chateau La La Land as well to a lake. And I'll answer any questions that you guys have any questions in Sharla? Go ahead.
specific situations specific job, a certain outcome of a situation that they're in and they've been praying, and, of course, it helps that Alliance or the prayer as long as the servant doesn't get impatient and stops. Right. But at what point do you or do you even?
All right, fantastic. Continue making your hours this, assign that okay, maybe you should. Okay, so one should look at the type of ad that they're making, making sure that it's a realistic draw, right? You shouldn't be asking for like superpowers and saying, you know, why aren't my daughters 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 blood to Allah subhanaw taala regardless of if it never gets answered, you know, something that even senior female I mentioned, 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 say it is 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 that help of Allah was just around the corner. So I would say we never know when that help is coming. And we should have faith that when it is best for that for that slave, then unless find out though, graduates to him to continue making our fight through the West
was and continue working hard towards it inshallah. lotano. No, 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 they'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 law for a non Muslim, anything pertaining to this dunya while you're alive, you're allowed to ask for so May Allah graduate, may Allah take care of your affairs, anything like that, in terms of this dunya you can make in terms of the acula there you cannot make any device for them in terms of their Akela you cannot make dua for their forgiveness. You cannot make dua that Allah grants them gender you cannot make blood that Allah saves them from the hellfire.
Anything for the ACA is off grants that's only specifically for the Muslims and unless finalist Allah knows best right
yeah it's perfectly fine to do that it's not a problem inshallah you can send Salaam Salaam upon the Parthenon so settlements are a problem Sharma in fact there's the hadith of obeyed niqab or the Allahu anhu and it shows us you know the the loving nature of the process. So now that we have the cabbies 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. Like what
is the galaxy the law you know, what should I do? And he's like, increase your Salah and Salaam upon me and he said yes to the law. You know how much salah and Salaam Should I send upon you? The possum stayed quiet. He's a garrison law. 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 my sales you made it better than that. More than that than it is better for you. And he continued going like this to the city out of Sula, la What if I make all of my prayer like that and then he said then the porcelain 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 sends upon the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam the better is for him. And the personal from Surah Selim concluded this hadith by saying, took for hammock were to further book that all of your worries will be taken care of, and all of your sins will be pardoned, with the individual that does this and Allah subhanaw taala knows best. Go ahead.
Expand on the fantastic so the officer said them he says at the end of every dollar every dollar is $1, which is Mr. job at the end of every size of the law, which is Mr. Job. The vast majority of scholars they understood this to mean that before a person says sulamani cuando la silla Monica tola, 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 I want the person I want to go to LA, 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 door 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 process would have done it regularly. However, those who Allah that understood the Hadith to mean that the door 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 why should not be made in congregation after Salah this was not from the Sunnah of the prophet SAW them so for the Imam to turn around and to raise his hands and everyone makes the DA together at the time. This is not from the Sunnah of the Prophet
Sunnah and Allah subhanaw taala knows best come on
fantastic Good question. So when you are in Salah Can you make do are only in the Arabic language or can it be in any language? The majority of scholars they said that in the form of Salah it can only be an Arabic However, if it's nephal Salah, your Sunnah prayers, or even to malayalam, the 100 then you can make it in any language and it's not a problem inshallah. Allahu Tanana. Go ahead.
Perfect. Yep, that's the reporting part of their adonia anything that has to do with their dunya you can make dua for salt Apollo, Mashallah.
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 these questions. In terms of why it was made. They wanted to celebrate the birth of a salary salon, quote, unquote, the birth of God. And that's why Christmas, which is special day, but even historically speaking, they prove that a salesianum wasn't born on the 25th of December counter when he was born, specifically, but it wasn't that day, when she eventually ended up happening is that stores learnt You know what, this is a good time for business. Let's promote 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 Subhana. Allah knows best fit. Who's next? I'll take one last question. Go ahead.
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there's a headache I can't remember since then they'll be the older sooner tell me the word deposit. Seldom he told us companions that after you finished making the law, then wipe over yourself after you make dua to get the blessings of the law. Now, the scholars over here 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? They know the answer to that is know 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 unless penalty Allah knows best, said, I'll take the last question
from the sisters and we'll call it a night inshallah. So now on equal My question is that can we make a law 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 actually, by the sitters receiving a whole court on and asking Allah to grant the throw up to my grandfather? Does that come? 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 dua for them that Allah forgives their sins, that renders them into paradise, that unless saves them from the punishment of the Hellfire, Allah
makes easy for them, the affairs of the graves, all of these are valid doors, and you can do so as long as they were Muslim. If they were not Muslim, then you cannot make dua for them, then you cannot make law for 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 process of Saddam, or during the time of 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
hogenom law on behalf of the deceased people used to do the order 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 madrasa 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 Taala to give them the thumbs up to give them the thumbs up. And there is a difference of opinion on this. But Allah Subhana Allah knows best that it is not permissible and that had it been something good or permissible. We would have seen the opposite of 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 inshallah. We'll know huzzah Adams, panic alone will be having a shadow night. Go to blue lake.