Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
East London Mosque 2017
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who are these special people that a law calls a badass man. And one way of looking at it is, well, here's a list of these qualities. And until you have all of them, you have failed. That's one way of looking at it, isn't it? And so, and for many of us, we're just going to look at the first one and say, Okay, well, I already disqualified.
But another very clear way of looking at it, which is extremely plausible in the Arabic of these IOD is that each one of these are a separate group of people. Each one of them is a separate group of people. What they have in common is that they're all believers. But the thing about it is, and this is the point that I want to give you in my introduction,
we're not all the same. Some of you like I met a woman this afternoon after Juma, she came up to me and said, I make 103 hours every day. Is that okay? That's what literally what she asked me is that, okay, and I said, you should get some kind of award.
Because I have just for five minutes is impossible for people. They haven't got, you know, people getting up for further on time is incredibly hard sometimes. And this woman is doing three hours. And I said, What makes you do that? And she says, Well, you know, what am I going to do watch TV? I'd rather talk to Allah. Because that's what she says to me. And I was honored that she came to ask me I should be, you know, seeking her advice for people that are close to Allah. So what I'm trying to get at is, we're not all the same, I can't do what she does, I'll be honest with you. I'm not capable of doing what that woman does. When I admire the ability Allah has given her May Allah
continue to give her a stay calm and answer her prayers. But you know, there are other people who are just amazing and helping others. They're skilled their gift is to be able to help somebody else. They are yet other people who just have one effect. When they're around people, they feel better. That's their gift. You just go to them, even if they don't say a word, you just hanging around them. And you just, you feel like there's a common you. There's a piece in
Allah has given all of us different gifts. This passage, one of the ways that I personally find that far more convincing is highlighting different things about different believers. So each, there's a group of believers that has one special quality, another group of believers has another special quality, that's what makes them special. And as we go through these IOD you might find, well, I don't fit in the first one, I don't fit, I hope I make it into at least one category here. And inshallah huhtala, as you will see, you will, you may even make it into one of the one category and that qualifies you to be in about McMahon, may Allah include all of us among is a bad man. So the
first of them is fascinating. The third you would think, if Allah is talking about those are the closest to him that he loves the most, perhaps you should begin with those that pray the most to him that worship him the most, you know that that are most diligent in their spirituality towards Allah? Where does Allah begin, he says, under the name of the honan.
The slit special merciful are the slaves of the Especially Merciful, these special people are ones who walk on the earth with humility.
And I am sure of the honan. Before we go any further, we need to understand what that means. It does not mean that when you walk on the street, you walk half in ruku, or like your shoulders are drooping down. And you're you know, I'm being humble. That's not humility, you walk upright. Humility means that you don't treat people like they're less than you. You don't talk down to people. And the idea of fill out is actually wherever you go, whether you're at home, whether you're at work, whether you're at school, whether you're dealing with your employees, or you're dealing with your employer, whether you're dealing with children, or you're dealing with elders, whether
it's your parents, whether it's somebody else, whether it's Muslims or non Muslims, when you deal with people, there's a certain humility in how you deal with them. You don't feel make anybody feel worthless. With your words with the way you look at them with the way you carry yourself. This is a machine of the homeland, walking on the earth with humility, you know, in a humble fashion, you see, the Quran will highlight different kinds of arrogance. Now everybody here knows arrogance is a disease of the heart. It's inside the heart. Yes. But then when there is a disease inside like a virus is inside there are symptoms on the outside. There's high temperature there sweating, all this
kind of stuff. The Quran will highlight what are some symptoms of arrogance. Allah will describe for instance, the way people stare at someone. Just the way they look at it. They will describe how the Quran will say that there are people who stare at the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he accardo Lavina, cafaro loosly punakha I'm sorry, him.
They stare at you so hard, you might almost slip and fall by the way they're looking at you. That's how hard they stare at you. In other words, they didn't say anything. They didn't do anything. Their arrogance was were just on their face, just in their eyes. So for a lot of young people, especially, this is an advice to you, your parents are yelling at you about something fair, unfair, doesn't even matter. And you're sitting there listening, and your blood is boiling, and you want to yell back, but you just stare at them with this ugly look. This ugly look, you'll give them and your your mother says, Why are you looking at me like that?
And she said, You said, Well, I didn't say anything.
You don't get an award because you didn't say anything. Because the arrogance wasn't just in your words, congratulations, you didn't say anything. That's good. Because that would have been far worse. But there's pride and anger, and a lack of humility, even in our face, even in the way you know, some another, my other Sahaba
just the way you stare at someone, just the way you frown. Just the way you roll your eyes. As a matter of fact, sometimes it's the way you look at someone, sometimes it's the way you don't look at someone, somebody had Salaam to you, you didn't even look at them. Just look the other way that you ignored it. Or you said Why are they Kuma Salaam? Especially you said, Are you concerned because you feel guilty, but you said it in an especially low voice to make sure they don't hear it. And they feel like you didn't respond. So like Allah knows I said it, but I don't want them to have the satisfaction of knowing that I responded to their salon. So when they come and say, Hey, I said
Salaam you didn't respond, I did say, you know,
there's some special kind of lack of home. And Latina I am shuna of the honan humility towards people, mercy towards children, mercy towards elders, mercy towards people that are not worthy of it. They're not worthy of it. And this doesn't mean by the way, at the same time, this does not mean you let people walk all over you. There are situations in our families among your friends and your circles of people that are very abusive, it happens. There are people in your family maybe sometimes your parents even that say very hurtful things. That's a very unfair things. And you have to hear it all the time over and over and over again, there are women in our audience that I can see there's
somewhere in this zip code or postcode. But wherever they are, maybe they have to hear things from their in laws, or their sibling for somebody else. And they have to hear it all the time and it boils their blood. What do you do then? Well, you still have to retain your humility. What you have to learn to do is one stay out of those situations. If you know you're going to lose your cool walk away.
I can't be part of this conversation right now. I'm sorry, I'm just gonna go take a walk. Just get away from it before you explode. This is first and foremost am shuna I don't have the honan. And then logically, what's connected to it incredibly in the Quran is at the heart of them was Jackie Luna, Carlo Solomon. It's piece by piece some incredible lessons here, either in the Arabic language doesn't mean if it means when.
When obnoxious people, when people that don't possess control, talk to them.
When ignorant people talk to them, it doesn't say if they talk to them the ISS when they talk to them, Allah is letting you in me know there are going to be people that address us that engages in conversation that communicate with us that are not going to be nice. That's going to happen. You cannot avoid it. That kind of unpleasant experience is going to happen to each and every one of you, including myself. There are going to be those that are dying now understand what Jahan means. Jenkins doesn't just mean somebody who's ignorant. You know, when Musa alayhis salam was asked
about the cow, you know, they and he said you should slaughter a cow and they said, Are you kidding? Me? Do now while you take us for a joke. We're gonna slaughter a cow. We have a serious situation here. We don't need to slaughter no cow. He got really upset and you know what? musasa when he gets upset, he could do stuff.
So he immediately turns to Allah and says Rosa biLlahi and akuna minal johannine. I seek Allah's refuge from becoming people who are giant among people who are dying. That doesn't mean ignorant because obviously Musa alayhis salaam was one of the most knowledgeable people ever that ever lived. He's not talking about ignorance. He's saying, I'm asking Allah refuge from losing control over my emotions, from losing control over my temper, from saying things or doing things that I really want to do right now, but I need to hold myself back. Now with that understanding, come back to the idea. There are people who have who just say the most horrible things and they have no brakes. You know,
there's supposed to be there's there's something in your heart and something in your mind and it's supposed to travel down to your tongue but
On the way there are supposed to be some breaks. Maybe this shouldn't come out of my mouth. I'm feeling something bad words are coming. They reached all the way here but they shouldn't come out of my throat. They should go back and swallow them. You know you should get but there are some people, whatever it comes in their head they say you come and say meet somebody after six months at a party at either something Hey Sonico you got fat
in front of everybody, the sky?
What a horrible that you can find you can think it
just say Mashallah in your head. But why are you gonna say it in front of everybody? You know?
Hey, I you know, so you dropped out of school a few years ago, you're still not graduated still a dropout? You know, he say things to you like that. And it upsets you. You know, what do you do in those situations? Allah azza wa jal says, and this is part of your humility and mind, this is how Allah will check our humility, people will come and say and do the most offensive things. And by the way, a lot of times, those are the people that are the closest to us. Which means you get thrown in that situation over and over and over and over again, like how do you get out of it? Allah says, The Hata bajo de Lune Carlo Salama, this means a couple of things, I'll just share a few of these
lessons here. When this happens, your immediate response should be peace.
Although Solomon could also mean Farewell, they say, peace. I don't want any more of this conversation, I'm going to leave you in a dignified fashion. Oh, wait, I think I have an appointment. And you can say in your head, the rest of it with Allah to make dua. But you don't have to let them know just say I have an appointment and just get out of there. Because you don't want you can't handle it. We In other words, they walk away from it in a dignified fashion. That's one meaning one of noxious people come to you find a way of you know, what are unrelated in the civil suit, I say, Maru kirana. And they pass by it in a dignified fashion. Another is when people are
coming and trying to, there are some people who try to see things to get you angry, they actually enjoy doing that. They'll say things just to provoke you. And then and some of them know exactly what to say, because they've been in conversation with you before. And they know what sets you off. So they know exactly what buttons to press, and get under your skin. And you're sitting there not this time, not this time, not this time, and then you're the Incredible Hulk and everything's gonna be destroyed. You know. And when that happens, you need to defuse it before, listen, I don't want to be in it, you know, you can actually speak up and say, say something that declares Look, I don't
want this conflict. I wanted this, let's have a peaceful dinner. Let's not talk about that today. And insist on this can also be called to Solomon. I don't mean to fight with you. I just rather just, you know, have this conversation and not let it go down and agree. In other words, sometimes we don't say anything. And people keep walking all over us in the eye, or there's actually an indication perhaps, that you can in a dignified way, in a respectable way, and in a confident way, let people know they need to back off. They're going too far. It's not right. That's not disrespectful. That's not a lack of other, you can stand up for yourself. But you just have to do it
in a dignified way in a way that is peaceful. Also, Salomon, some I've looked at even as a state. In other words, when they respond, they are completely at peace. That's another implication here. When obnoxious people are talking to you. They're getting under your skin, they're making you upset. They're saying lie after lie after lie. And you have to sit there and listen to it. Like it's true. And they're saying it in front of other people to your being thrown under the bus for no reason. When you respond, whatever your response is, it better be calm. You need to be calm and collected when you're responding. This is called to Salomon and to Allah, people who can accomplish that in
life, special to him a bother.
In other words, this motivation, we need to remember, at that time, the person you're talking to does not deserve your calmness. They don't actually they may deserve a punch in the face. At the at the moment you have so you're so good at comebacks. Some of you when somebody says something sarcastic to you, you can crush them. Oh my god, the answers that come in your head, it's a multiple list that plays in your head, should I go with ABC are all of the above? You know, that's what's going on in your head. And at that time, when you decide to back off, what motivation Can you and I have to have the strength to not say, to not react to remain calm. I want to be counted among
everybody. Rockman I'm gonna forget that I'm in this unpleasant conversation. Because right now immediately right now I am in the company of Allah and His special Rama is descending on me. That is why he put me in this situation so I can earn closeness to him. This is actually a blessing. This unpleasant gathering is actually a blessing for me to get to him. Subhan Allah. Allah man in London, I'm sure none of the honan What is a half of our homegirl Jackie Luna Carlos allama. Look at what Allah says next. The second group of people this is their special club.
By the way, this doesn't mean they don't do anything else. Like they don't pray and they don't eat a lot. And that's all covered. You're already a bad. This is above and beyond being a bad Yes. What's the second great quality second group of people that are special to Allah what reason makes them special when levena Joby Tony Robbins, so Jordan, Rocky Arman, those who spend their night before their master in such dire understanding, they're praying in the middle of the night where nobody sees them, they can't sleep, and they know Allah is closest to them in the middle of the night. And that's what they do. For a lot of us. That's very difficult. And by the way, you would imagine like
I told you before, if Allah was talking to the people that are closest to him, I expected him to begin with this group. I expected a lot Oh, tell me about the people that pray to him the most especially at an hour that is the closest to him, which is in the middle of the night. We should start there. But no, he didn't start there. He started with humility.
Because that act at night, when you and I are humbled before Allah, there's no chance of anybody else seeing us pray. There's nobody to impress the only one you want to impress is Allah, your pride is gone. Your sense of self worth is gone. You're you're in front of Allah admitting everything you've done wrong. You're having an open conversation before Allah completely stripped of all of your pride. Allah azza wa jal is teaching us something profound. If you've want to strip yourself of your pride. First step, actually, is to see if you can get rid of your pride before people.
And then come before Allah.
You know, there are people who are great in worship,
and yet really mean to people.
It doesn't work that way. There were some It was a group that was given a priority here. And those were the ones that are humbled to people. And then of course, those who come before online humility. This is not something easy to accomplish. But if once in a week, once in a week, I know this is going to be hard. But once in a week, you pray a shot at the machine. And you go straight home, and you go to sleep.
And that will only happen if you woke up super early and didn't sleep.
So wake up or
don't sleep, exhaust yourself, pray inertia and go to sleep. And then set your alarm for maybe 45 minutes half an hour before fudger I'm not asking for the entire night. Okay, half an hour before 5g just set the alarm, get up pre a couple of workouts, just do that.
And just take your time doing it and don't wake anybody else. You would quietly go in some corner of the house, you know, and do it and if you can start doing even one time two times what you will find the peace you will find the connection you will find with Allah is something that will help you through the most difficult of times. And may may include us among these people in livina you'll be totally robbing him. So john Wakayama.
Then there's the third group of people. The third group of people are what livina Jaco Luna Rob banasthali find other by Johanna in other baja Kanaka Rahman inasa moussaka, Romano common
people who just make $1 not a whole long list of dogs. They're only the eyes yelled, I don't want to go to hell.
Just anything but jehlen. Don't remain. keep us away from the punishment of jahannam. It is a horrible place to be I don't want to see it for one moment. I don't want to be there temporarily. And I don't want to be there long term. Listen to the dog carefully in Bahasa Atmos dakara Momo common.
It's First of all, it's punishment is a huge penalty. And I don't want to be there temporarily. And I don't want to be there long term.
There are some who developed the same disease among the among the Muslims, the same disease that blew his head. They said Allah will not punish us in the Yama Duda. except a few days. Muslims developed this and said, well, Allah is going to punish but not forever, right? We're Muslim, eventually we come out.
I mean, yeah, okay, fine. I'm going to go into jahannam. But it's going to be like a long weekend. And then you know, I'll be fine. Look at the door of people who are close to Allah.
They're telling the layout, I don't want to go to jahannam. Not temporarily and not permanently. In I'm recognizing that it's a horrible place to be Mr. Curran, omo Carmen, a place to just stop over or just stay forever. I don't want either of those. This has many implications for us. I'll just highlight one for you. You see, you and I will never stop being tempted. haram will always be in front of us. And it will call us a shapefile falluja Docomo shaitan will promise you bankruptcy. In other words, when you go down the road of Milan chatango promise you you're missing out, you're missing out, you're missing out. You could be having so much more fun. You could be making so much
more money. You could be having so much more pleasure. He's constantly going to market to you. Alternative products, alternative ways of fulfilling yourself it will never stop. It doesn't matter how long you grow your beard. It doesn't matter how much Quran you memorize. It doesn't matter how much
Did you pray, none of that will matter, Chevron will not stop, you will still be human being at the end of the day, you will still have those desires at the end of the day and Chevron will not stop, he will keep going at you. And it is in those times that shaytaan you know, the the tactic that Allah describes of him the psychological tactic is Xion Allahumma shaytani r Milan shavon, beautified their deeds to them shall come to you, and you're attempting to do something wrong. And you say, yes, it is wrong, but I also do a lot of good.
Yeah, I didn't mess up. But I prayed to,
you know, and it's not like I'm a coffee.
So it's okay. I mean, this is just, and I'm going to stop after this time. It's not like, I'm going to do it later. I'm just doing it this one time, you start telling yourself all of these rationalizations, you start justifying it to yourself, in your head, it's not that bad. And then of course, you're around people who when you tell them, you know, this is wrong, they also tell you No, man, come on, it's not that bad. Stop, don't talk like that. No, Allah is not like that. I'm gonna punish you. Why are you going to talk so depressing? You're so extreme.
And then you listen to that, and it starts impacting you, and you start saying to yourself, how, okay, you know, but that will that time you did it, whatever you did, whether it was drugs, or alcohol, or whether it was something with someone I don't want to know. But whatever that was, and you told yourself, what's the last time it wasn't? Because as soon as the last time and the guilt of recovered a couple of days, and there's another text message,
then there's another Bella,
you know? And you're like, no, this is the last time
and you go through that cycle again. And you do it again. And you keep on going. This is exactly what she wanted. These are people who can stop that cycle. Turn to a line say Yala. No matter what my friends are saying, no matter what, what was going in my head with shape on, no matter how many times I've repeated this horrible cycle over and over again. I am done. I'm done feeling guilty for two days and then going back. I'm done apologizing to you. And then going back. Well, let me simplify them if
they don't insist on the sins they did, and they know what they're doing. I'm not going to be from those people. Well, I sent it over to Linda Deena Luna car. Toba. Repentance doesn't work for those who keep on doing sins even after they make Toba? It's not for those people who keep cycling back in. These are people who say yeah, I don't want to go to Japan, I'm fine. I've done some pretty jahannam worthy things. But I'm gonna stop now. And I'm done. These are special people to Allah. Because Allah knows how tempting it was. Allah knows how powerful the addiction was. Allah knows how deep into sin your Allah knows the whole of shaitan on you for the for so long. And you were able to
break that hole and come back to Allah, your journey to Allah is much tougher than other people's journey. The Temptations in front of you are much stronger. The gravitational pull on you is harder. And you fought that and came back to Allah you're special. Don't think oh, well, I don't pay 100 so I'm not that good.
Or I don't I don't even know any Arabic or I haven't even read the whole Quran and I don't even know did you? I don't know. No, you're not special because you're not you're knowledgeable. You're just your specialty doesn't come because you made hype. 17 times. You're not special to Allah because of your in for your worship, you're special to Allah because you walked away from sin, and you were just afraid of him. That's what makes you special to them. You also.
And so from there, Allah azza wa jal takes us in a completely different each of these groups think about what applies to you. How do you want to be special to Allah? How do you want to get close to Allah? And how do I want to get close to Allah? What is it worth to us really, at the end of the day, what is it worth does, you know, some there's sin is a is a kind of love. You fall in love with it, you get addicted to it. And this is this passage is really about a competition of love.
Because you love this pleasure, and you love this sin. And you can't you don't want to let go because it will make you sad. And on the other hand, Allah is saying, I will replace that fulfillment with myself.
I'll replace it with my company Allah is offering and you have to you have to decide this equation for yourself. You're going to be put in that situation and nobody nobody will know that this struggle is happening in your head. Nobody will know only a level not
only a level and by the way, when you're working with some of you guys, for example, in haraam relationships, I don't know not accusing you, some people, not you some people that you know, were invaded and you're in an inappropriate relationship, and you're trying to break it off.
So you heard this talk and you texted her
I can't do this anymore.
And she writes, but what do you do? You don't love me?
Or you hate me now?
Or you think I'm the reason you're going to go to hell? I'm so evil. And now you're like, no, you're not an evil.
No, but I do love you. You're not bad at all. You're, you're great.
Okay, why don't you just okay fine if you really want to end it with me see me tonight and ended in my to my face?
No, I can't do that. Fine, you hate me. Okay, fine, I'm coming.
And it starts over again. And then you want to do it over later on.
You see, it's not just you. You might even get emotionally sucked into something. And now you're being emotionally blackmailed. You make me feel bad. You have to fight that. You have to overcome it. And you have to recognize that you might disappoint someone. But you're making a liar happy. And you're doing that not just for yourself, you're also doing it for the other for the girl who's texting you back, or the guy who's texting you back. You don't want them standing in front of a mouse. You just save them to If you really love them, didn't just lust them what you love them and you want to save them to this is for them also you understand that? So now from here we go to a very
unexpected place who else is special to Allah when they deny either unfollow them use referral?
What kind of vena cava.
Those people who when they spend meaning when they spend money.
They don't blow all the cash they have. They don't overspend. And they're not cheap either.
They don't spend too much and they don't spend too little they have a balanced budget.
What does a budget have to do with getting close to a lot it does? The way you spend your money because your mind will interfere maleme hakama alone in their money there's rights that are known your parents deserve financial support your children do your siblings do your spouse does subaqua there your money should go and help and assist their causes that deserve your your finances. But when you become addicted to things that are useless, and your money keeps going into movie after movie after movie subscription after subscription game after game after game, you know new new gadgets for your car, you don't need renders that spin backwards. You don't need them. But you need
them to for somebody else. You can't look at them when you're driving, somebody else is looking at them. They're spinning for someone else, not you
you know, or the spoiler or the gadget you know, you'll survive without the new iPhone, you'll be fine. You know, the Samsung little dangerous but you know regardless
but when you keep on spending, you know, for for a lot of sisters, it's a purge sort of bag God some of these bags, like 1000s of pounds. You know, nothing you can't have any of it. But Allah does say, okay, spend but don't overspend. And for some of you the greatest joy is holding on to money. The wife says you're going to groceries with your wife, she puts a carton of milk in that we need this much milk and you get the smaller milk. Can we wait Tom tells us there's a sale.
It's eggs. Can you not be cheap with the heck
there are people who hold back from the ones they deserve from the ones who deserve your children deserve some money. They need some some change something to you know, to get by your wife deserve some money. If she's taking care of the household and she's not working and she asked you I need you know, can I have? You know 50 what do you need it for? Give me a complete report. Show me all the receipts Wait, hold on a second. This is let me up through that might be your challenge. You want to get close to Allah don't make your family feel like garbage every time they you know they eat something. The best money you can spend is on your family. Don't do that to your family. But don't
overspend either there are others who are just blowing cash and you know Allah has given you a little bit of wealth and you're getting your your your 16 year old a BMW that they can crash into the side of the street and then you get them another one and no, you can't do that either. There are people who have a balanced approach to their finances. The mystery for what what kind of a nanika karma and they find an upright balanced way to stay in between those two and those are beloved to Allah May Allah make us of them. This is my favorite one. The next group, listen to this this all one group. Will Edina lay their own ama Allah ilaha
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Those who don't call other along with Allah, any other God. And while they don't call any other God besides Allah, they don't kill anyone.
And they don't commit adultery. Three things. They don't worship anyone other than Allah. They don't call on anyone other than Allah combined with it. They don't commit murder, and they don't commit adultery.
Three things together. That's not an amazing accomplishment. Somebody could say, hey, made it on the list. I haven't killed anyone.
But you know why this is special? Because this seems like very basic, doesn't it? These are major sins. And Allah says, you can be special before Allah if you just do this. Why is this special? Or some people think about the people in Makkah.
Think about the society in which the Quran came. Those people were doing [???] for 1000s of years.
Murder became common among them they know was nothing. The stuff that is so bad for us was no big deal to them. And it wasn't a big deal for their parents or their parents or their parents. It was just part of life.
It was a gangster life.
And when they walked away from all of it to come to a lung, did their family to say okay, you're Muslim. Now, congratulations.
They went through all kinds of horrible experiences, from their loved ones from their society, from their peers, because they abandoned those crimes, isn't it? For some people simply taking the Shahada simply walking away from the crime from a criminal life? simply getting away from center is so huge. For those of you that have been brought up in respectable families have been surrounded by a good environment. It's easy for you to not get into that kind of trouble, or easier. Nowadays, anything's easy. But for those of you that that came up, you weren't even Muslim. You saw crime all around you. You saw drugs all around you. You saw womanizing all around you every every weekend was
at the club. And then you came to Allah, you took Shahada, your journey away from that life is a huge journey. And ally acknowledges it and says that's, that's a pretty big deal. Some people have done that.
They're, they're special just on that account. They don't know nothing else. They don't have no exhaustive knowledge, no exhaustive worship, but the fact that they can migrate they make hedra for the sake of Allah, they migrated away from those major sins towards Allah. Incredible.
But the mercy of Allah is I artisan done, first of all those three things that I mentioned, share, and murder. You know, blasphemy with Allah and murder and adultery are major, major sin. So what does Allah say you love the Almighty Allah? Well, you're good flute vimana
punishment will be doubled for such a person, and they will remain in it humiliated. these crimes are not small to Allah, especially the three of them combined. But by the way, the worst of all crimes shift is in the sign.
The second worst of all crimes, when you kill one person, and this has got you've killed one.
All of humanity, that's the second greatest crime and then the third greatest crime is why then all three together in one IRA, therefore, Allah says this person is going to get some special kind of punishment. And they will be in that punishment humiliated remaining, they're in, but even the worst of the worst of the worst. This guy is not the worst because he's done one thing. He's the worst because he's been How many? Three things three things. This is like, this is the hattrick of hellfire.
What does Allah say about him? He says in the Nadine ilam and taba. Manawa Amina, I'm alone.
Except somebody who repented
and came to their faith came to faith.
And from then on, acted in a good way.
I'll make an exception.
This is important to understand, Allah described the worst of the worst of the worst. And then said, even of that person, if they come back to me,
I will not throw them in punishment. But that's not enough.
We're talking about a bad man, being unimaginably merciful. So he won't just inspire them from hell. What does he do for you, but they will love who say to him.
Then those people, Allah will replace their grandsons. And I remind you what their sins were shipped
in the ship coloboma, Navin murder, enema Katana, NASA Jimmy is as though he killed all of humanity and Xena adultery, major, major sin, Allah says I will replace their entire mountain of evil with good deeds in their favor.
They haven't done anything
Good Deeds yet. They haven't done any good deeds yet. They haven't prayed yet they haven't worshiped yet. They haven't done hard yet they haven't given charity yet. All they've done is repentance. And from now on, they're going to be do right. That is enough for Allah to take the mountains of sin that we're going to get them into hell forever humiliated and convert those mountains of sin into mountains of good deeds.
This is Allah, for people of Toba. And you get to be special just to cover. So as you're sitting here listening to this and thinking, well, I've made some pretty big mistakes.
There may be somebody sitting in the audience that even committed murder and went to jail and then came out. How's it looking? Forgive me. Some of you are made the mistake of Xena, may Allah protect you. Some of you are heading down that path. Some of you have committed ship. There's all kinds of crimes happening, some people willing to sit here, which is the kind of [???].
And if you can make Toba and come back to Allah, all of that is gone. But you've got to keep straight after that. Well, I mean, I'm an unsightly, but we like you, but the Roomba has it. So in other words, when you come back to a lie, it's got to be for real. It can't be artificial. What kind of level before on Mahima. And Allah has always been forgiving, extremely forgiving, always loving, caring and merciful. I'm running out of time, but I do want to share a couple more things with you that I find. Let's just finish this list in shall let's It's almost done. Somebody says, but I didn't do murder. I didn't do [???]. And I didn't use it. I just did like little stuff like I miss
fudger. And, you know, I stole my brother's chocolate milk the other day from the fridge or
I think there's a couple of times I lost my temper with my dad. Or I think I did some backbiting the other day at a party.
But I didn't murder. I mean, this is this though buys for really bad criminals. What about me?
What about regular centers, like the rest of
you know, because there's high profile centers, isn't it? So the next is as the As for the rest of you? Well, one time, and whoever would make Toba any kind of job? Well, I mean, I thought he had and did good for India to Huila, he metabo he's come back to Allah with a sincere repentance also Am I acknowledges that to let you know what's good to you don't have to first go rob a bank and then make over No, no, no. Because I needed to be like mountains of evil converted to
Chile, hold on a second. Just make it over. Whatever, whatever intelligence you're into. For now, we're in Allahu metabo when the Dena liahona Zoo.
And people who don't witness literally says don't witness falsehood.
What that means is they don't stand by when something wrong is happening.
These people are special to Allah, because when in their family, somebody is being emotionally abused. Somebody is being financially abused. In their family, there's a there's two brothers went into a business. And one of them took all the money and never paid the other one back. And now they're in court fighting this, that the other and you're related to the ones you're on one side against the other side, you will not stand quietly by and let injustice happen. You won't do it. Even if it's against your own dad. Even if it's against your own, you know, your own spouse, or your own child. You can't stand idly by and stand for wrong. You'll Speak up.
And at least you won't be a silent partner to you'll walk away from it. I want nothing to do with this. I'm not going to be a part of it. You know liahona Zoo, they don't the other meaning of it is they don't give false witness. They don't know. You know, sometimes there's there's pressure on you to side with people who are wrong, you know, they're wrong, but they say things like families, family first man.
Or you know, bros first.
and if you do that if you have your loyalties in the wrong place, knowing that you're wrong, knowingly, then this is a violation of nyesha Luna zoo.
The second piece of it, what is the model Ruby lovely Maru kahraman also amazing. What makes you amazing to a lion desire.
You're, you're in a gathering, you know, friends are hanging out or you're on a whatsapp group or something. There are different kinds of interaction today. And in those interactions, people are talking nonsense. People are backbiting against each other. They're making fun of each other and wasting each other's time. And you don't want anything to do with this. So what do you do?
You leave the group what you don't give them a lecture first. By the way, this is all useless. You people are wasting your time a stuck fiddle. I call you to Allah and to make Toba watch the following video, but and now I'm I'm out of
This group know,
or you're at a party and you're like, stuck for a lot, all y'all are doing liba I'm out of here. You know what either Maru belagavi Maru kerama. When they pass by this kind of a gathering, when they happen to be in that kind of a situation, they get out of it in a dignified fashion maruka ramen. In other words, they maintain their own dignity, they don't end up falling into the kind of things that humiliate others in themselves. And in the process. They don't make anyone else feel bad either. They make a dignified, you know, respectable excuse and get themselves out of that situation. What is our moral, moral karma?
And finally, when levena Look, you will be it won't be him lumea February, it's not finally but I just said that to make you feel better. When Lila look, you will be it will be him. Let me tell you why they have so much piano that's for everybody who attends Juma
when they are reminded of the IR of their rub,
when they're given reminders. They don't trip over those reminders, deaf and blind.
In other words, they don't ignore them. They don't take them lightly. They don't hear something and then say, yeah, that's talking about me that hit me right here in my conscience, but I'm gonna forget, I heard that.
I'm gonna pretend that wasn't about me. And not think about it. They're not deliberately deaf. And they're not deliberately blind to the reminder that was given to them. It was about you. It was about what you're doing what you're up to. And you're now you can't deal with it because you don't want to change. But in Salou, you know, but you read in Santa leaf Jorah Mama, human beings just want to just don't dive right into the things in front of them. The temptation is too strong, and Quran, you know, it's about only new heights, people who hold you back the people that can hold themselves back, you're being reminded to hold yourself back and you're like, I don't want to hold
back when I felt pretty good. I already set up the you know, the appointment, the date and time and place and bought the tickets already. And then the hopper ruin my mood. You know, I'm just gonna go eat a burger and not think about what I just heard in the hookah and then go where I was gonna go. Because it's too late already for me.
You know, they don't do that. These are people when they hear a reminder, they let let it impact them. They let it change them, that makes you special to Allah. By the way, sometimes that change that happens inside you, nobody sees it.
Nobody knows the sin you were heading towards. And nobody knows you changed course. Because you heard something from Allah. Nobody knows that that's between you and Allah. And Allah considers you from his body. Because you made that change. We have less strength in each and every one of you and myself to make those changes. So now,
as we tie this up, this is actually the last one.
These are people who are now not only concerned about themselves, they're concerned about their families.
Well as you know, your coonara habla aminos wodgina reality now for
those who pray to Allah, they said they say to Allah, Master grantors, from our spouses and our children, what's called the coolness of our eyes give us the coolness of our eyes, which means two things. I'll skip the technicalities and give you the simple understanding of kurata Yun. The first one means your law, everything else gives me stress. Everything else causes me trouble. But when I come to my spouse, and I come to my children, your love Give me this displace, I find my calm.
all my troubles disappeared. When I look at my spouse, all of my troubles disappear when I'm with my children. Yeah, like give me that in my wife and my kids, or my husband and my kids for each side, you know. And then the other meaning of it. Cora comes from Cora.
parar means when your eyes stay somewhere, yeah, Allah made me so in love with my wife, that I can't stop looking at her.
Yeah, Allah make me so in love with my children, and so happy with my children that I don't compare them to others. I'm happy with what I have. I don't make them feel bad. I validate them. grant me the ability to find courage in the spouse and in the child.
Give me a strong family and make me content with my family. Make them a source of peace for my family, you know, for all for a lot of you. The only stress is wife and kids.
This is the only stress relief that'd be wife and kids. And you have that you don't just ask Allah for something and not work on it. Because Allah will not like descend some kind of special rain that drenches on your family. And now all of a sudden you love your wife. It takes work. It takes work to fix the relationship you have with your children. It doesn't happen overnight. It's something that you and I have to invest into. So May Allah grant us the ability to not only make that dog but to live by that dog because I love them.
Ask us, you know even in that famous to ask robina atina freedonia Asana,
Asana joaquina. Famous dollar right, give us the best in this life the best in the next five. protect us from the Hellfire, the punishment of the hellfire. What do we see right after that? What does Allah say right after that well that calahonda, Cebu, Marcus,
they will have the portion they actually earned. You don't just make dry and not work, you got to earn it. You got to put your work in. So when you're going to ask a lot to give you peace in your family, when you're going to be concerned about that. And by the way, what does that mean husbands that are hanging out until 230 in the morning at some shisha place in London, and not going home to their wife, because they don't find content. The wife is not finding any contentment in them, and they're not finding contentment in their wife, when they say no, no bruv I got to go back home.
Then they're special to Allah. When they're spending time with their kids, their eyes are moving from their kids. The fact that your eyes are moving from your kitchen means you're actually with them.
The fact that you're spending time with your kids and enjoying doing that is actually in and of itself making you special before Allah.
This will tell us more about these people and make us imaam over Motoki made make us we leaders over righteous people you know, give them a good righteous life so that when I stand in front of you y'all love that out you know I'm my deeds are only increased by the people that are in my family.
So now after all of this, what I can do is own on what Fatah be mastaba. Those are the people that are going to be given high, lofty palaces, because of the patients they demonstrated. Notice Allah here says because of the patients they have demonstrated, if you go back to this list, those who hold their tongue when ignorant people talk to them, they're humble, and they hold their tongue. Those who worship no one other than Allah, those who are, you know, they worship Allah in the middle of the night, the list that we just went through. Each one of them requires perseverance and strength and grit and commitment. And that's the word Southern, those people are going to be
rewarded because of the commitment they showed. They were committed to this. This is what I can use on a What are we masaharu when you look kona fiata here 10 was Salomon and they're going to be met in those palaces in genda. They're going to be met with greetings npws Allah azza wa jal will send salutations to them not just that Allah loves them always honoring them now these are specially awarded people by Allah Holly Bina via
common they will remain in that incredible honor. And those incredible lofty high palaces what a What an amazing place to be for a little while and forever.
So a lot of contrast, and we've just done them right and um, he said, I don't want to be there for a little bit. I don't want to be there forever. Allah says the taste taste of Jana. If you could even have a little bit you'd want it. What to speak of forever, allows them to enter all of us into Jenna forever. And so the last i and this is I know I'm going over my time supposed to give you guys some time for questions. Also what? I'll need seven, eight minutes, maybe this last is profound. This is the last day of the sutra. And the last I have this entire passage, it has nothing to do with the lists that makes you special. It's a turn back to the whorish and to all of humanity. And the
Prophet is told now that they've been given this list of how to get close to God.
What is the what is the problem? Well, Maya will be Kumara beenleigh.
pacifier Guru lizama there are several ways to look at this I want to share simply some of them with you because of the shortage of time I won't go into the language. I'll just share the implications just in English. Allah is on the one hand saying what wait do you have in front of Allah? What are you worth in front of Allah? What do you think when you come before Allah? What value will you have? Had it not been for the fact that you as human beings, were given the responsibility that nobody else was given to outcome? You were to call on Allah?
You were to make the choice to call in Allah the mountain the tree the bird they don't have a choice they call an Allah anyway. Well, Eman shade in Indonesia, some people behind me when I cannot have noticed we haven't you. Why do you Why are you valuable to Allah? If not, for one thing, the fact that you were chosen to call on him.
But you abandon that responsibility because
you consider that invitation to call on Him ally for Sofia, Kunal lizama. And this is going to come and this is this, this punishment will not leave you. This is going to be something you won't be able to escape. That's the first implication.
The other implication is Allah is telling the disbelievers and those who have been doing all the things. You have no value before me. And the only reason you are still surviving Is there a few among you who still call me
there's still a few believers left on the earth who still
Making so far to Allah and they're the only reason you're still surviving.
The third implication is Allah has no even for the coffee. And for the Muslim who is far away from Allah, he should listen to this and she should listen to this to Allah says, What value do I have of you? You don't pray, you know, obey you don't stay with the halaal you violate everything but in moments of desperation, you still call me and I still value at least that much about you. I'm still giving you a chance. No, no, no.
But you overall, you've still considered everything else valueless, you don't give you don't confirm that everything else that I've given you, one asked you to do is actually meaningful for you. You consider all of the rest of it useless a lie. And you better change your ways, because soon this will become a permanently sticking punishment. Allah doesn't say you will be punished. He says soon you'll be punished. Soon you won't be able to escape it meaning right now you still have a chance, turn around,
then an implication
what would make you people are valuable, had it not been that Allah has called you with the Quran. Allah has honored you with this book. And by extension, Allah has honored you and me with this.
And yet you dismiss it altogether. You don't care for this book. This message that Allah gave you, you better turn, turn, turn back and recognize the value of Allah choosing to speak to you.
The final implication
that Allah azza wa jal does not want to punish you. My legal implication another linguistic implication of It is Allah is not interested in punishing you. He has no desire and no intention of punishing you. Except the crimes you've committed of calling someone other than a law are so huge.
That needs to be punished. In other words, Allah is punishing you even though he doesn't want to. Maya follow love will be either become Allah gets nothing out of punishing you what is the login and get out of punishing you? Allah is saying here, I don't want to punish you, but your crimes are too too big.
So and soon that will become permanent right now. It's temporary, you can erase it. So please turn back, turn back to Allah. After giving us all these opportunities to not just come back to him, but be the closest to him. Finally he says Why do you want to get punished? I don't want to punish you. Just come back. May Allah azza wa jal help us internalize that in our hearts and make us of those who because of them, the people around you that are insane. The people around you that are disobeying Allah, they all their hearts also soften and they come back towards Allah azza wa jal as well. barakallahu li walakum filco Adil again when a family will come with it with a cane or Sarah