Ramadan 2022 – The Religion of Your Father #18
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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Yes, that's I forgot. I can't keep track of what day it is. And Ramadan, but anyway, so here we are with our second session on Soto Shuara. We're going to continue talking about Ibrahim alayhis salam in his prayer. A question A friend asked me a couple of times, I forgot to know that I forgot to address it. And I'm going to reiterate the question and try to express what I think about it. What I know about it. Is that Where's Ibrahim Ellis? I'm getting all these insights from like, is he getting this from Revelation that you know, marble Alameen he's the one who created me he's the one who guides me he's the one who we're going to read now feeds me and gives me to drink, etc. is it
where is he getting this from? The Quran indicates that human beings were born with a pre programmed knowledge of Allah
and that we've already had a conversation with Allah subhanaw taala before we came on this earth, bits and pieces of that conversation have been recorded in sorted out off.
There's also a pretty good indication that the entire episode of what happened between Adam Alehissalaam in the angels and he believes that human beings the rest of us, the children of Adam, were all witness to that entire episode. So actually, there's a an I've talked about that at length when we talk about sort of a lot of because there's this really interesting feature of Equifax and salt on our off where Allah is talking to other Malays around and he's talking to Bliss. And then he says, Yeah, but he Adam, and children of Adam, like he starts addressing us directly. And in other places, Allah Allah azza wa jal is telling us that other Maliki Salam was taught the names of all of
us. And he was literally, you know, the angels could name us and he'd started naming all of us. Right. And so there's, there's plenty of indications in the text that we were actually witness to that entire episode of what happened between Adam and Eve bliss and the refusal of such dine all of it. And some of the strongest indications of that occur in Serato out I've I've done an entire three hour program just on that called whisper on it's a story night dedicated to sort of a lot off. But regardless, the the one of the conclusions we get from that is that all of us, we have been given this some this special thing inside of us, that is more than our body. Right? Nowadays, and a lot of
movies and a lot of interesting AI conversations, people are starting to discuss things like can human consciousness be transferred over to a server? Right? And then can Can you can you be downloaded or rather uploaded, you know, and then downloaded onto a new device, etc, right? Because if we are just a compilation of electrical signals passing through our brains, then theoretically it should be possible. Right? And so, this this idea is predicated on one thing, that there's nothing more to us than this physical being that we are, right, this physical entity that we are, but we we know that Allah azza wa jal has described something that is physical Adam Alayhis Salam, the
material creation of Adam Alayhis Salam, and then he says, one of us to feed him a row he and I blew in, poured into him my rule, right and so and the angel delivers the rule into the belly of the mother and this this thing that we have inside us, this mysterious gift from Allah that He has given us, yes, Aluna cardinal rule Holy Roman and your hobby. It sets us apart from all other creations. But part of that is that the rule has its own conscience the rule
has its own intelligence, not the brains intelligence, it has its own spiritual intelligence. So we have two things operating inside of us. So you will notice that in the language of the Quran, this is described in different ways. Allah will often talk about our intellect, right? And then he'll also talk about our hearts. And he'll talk about people's moves whose hearts have become hard, but it's clearly not physically talking about the heart because if you if you think about the people who Allah says their hearts became hard like stone or they're even tougher than stone, if they were to have a bypass surgery, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't find something tougher than stone inside would
still be a squishy piece of flesh inside of their chest. That why is it harder than stone and that he describes the home are you known Lyle sooner because they have eyes with which they can see the whole Madonna Elias Morona via they have ears with which they can't hear but they can hear. But they can see. In other words, there is a rational intellect, the one that we use and the one that science talks about the five senses the way we collect data and all of it right. And then there's a spiritual intellect that Allah has revealed inside of every human being there's a piece of, of divine intervention inside every single human being that's born. That's why the famous Hadith
corresponds to the eye of the Quran called Lumo Luden. EULA to Allah fatality. Every human being is born on the fitrah the nature that is pure nature, that's not animal nature. How do we know that? Well, because the next part of that hadith the Prophet SAW Selim says, For Abba, who you are with any he or you know, Serani he Oh, you Medusa and he, then his parents turned him into a Jew or turned him into a Christian or turned him into him, imagine etc, etc, right? That the religion is then given by society, but originally he's on federal so the federal was talking about your pure inclination towards Allah. That's what he's talking about. How does Allah describe it without Allah,
Allah de Fatah, NASA, Allah, the fitrah of Allah meaning the nature with which he created you on which he fashioned people now about that fitrah it was income in the Quran, it was already in conversation with Allah. So now, ponder that for a moment about yourself, forget everybody else. Let me ponder that about myself. Let me let you ponder that about yourself. Before the before beings even Adam Allison even being sent on this earth. All of us had already been created. And all of us were already in direct conversation with Allah. And all of us were asked by Allah ls to be robbed become MI, Nacho Rob,
and all of us. I mean, we were alive. I mean, then all of us together. We responded Callooh Bella shahid. Now we said, of course, we testify, and the Coolio multi Amity in Atlanta and had a lot of feeling, lest you say on Judgement Day on the Day of Resurrection, that we had no clue about this. No, you were you were actually, in your conscience deep inside your conscience. There was already knowledge of Allah. And the conclusions I would argue and I agree with scholars that have discussed this from that point of view, that the conclusions in the Fatiha there are three things Al hamdu lillahi, rabbil, Alameen ur Rahman Rahim, Maliki Amity, those three conclusions are actually natural
conclusions. The Quran is summarizing what a contemplating human being that deeply honestly thinks, will actually connect with the rules that Allah put inside them, and will arrive at these three conclusions that someone has made me and he's made me that in a way and made everything around me in a way that is worthy of praise and gratitude. And whoever has made me has given me a lot of love and care. This is not something he's not putting me in some sort of punishment. Yes, the one who will be self absorbed. And you can only be self absorbed if you don't have hand. So the one who will be self absorbed will say why did he make this universe? He could have made me better I could have I would
have like 10 fingers not five. And why did you know you could come up with all kinds of stuff right? But that but the one who who understands hummed because that's deeply in centered and embedded inside of us, then the conclusions will follow. Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen ur Rahman Rahim but then if Allah is so loving and caring, then I know that love and care alone can actually be taken advantage of. And if if he's only loving and caring, then how can you be also loving and caring to mass murderers and crooks and thieves and vile people? How can you be loving and caring to them? Why would he why would they get away with you know every that's that's not care that that becomes
injustice. So the one if he's perfect in every way, then this these imperfections in the world, these injustices, there must be a way to right the wrong he must have created some kind of mechanism where all of this is going to be set, right? So like if I came to the conclusion of a perfect God, then his perfection becomes questionable if there is no judgement day because the world by definition is imperfect. The easiest I mean, I don't wanna give you a philosophy class but an easiest way to look at the the problem the problem of morality or the problem of
Justice is that one person commits one murder, right? And the worst you can do is give them the death penalty. Right? But even then, well, maybe this guy who the killer may be a loner. But the murder victim may be the head of a family, maybe a mother, maybe, maybe someone that so many lives were connected to. So when that one person got killed lots of lives, God just lives got destroyed. Right, but the killer got killed, only the killer got killed. So even if you took an eye for an eye, there actually wouldn't really be justice. But then make this problem even more complicated. What if one person killed 100 people
what's the most you can do the one person you killed the one that's not justice by any stretch of the imagination, you can kill them 100 times. And even if you tortured the person, that's just your imagination trying to make to balance the equation, but there is no balancing the equation very quickly, any human being that contemplates the world will realize this world cannot have absolute fairness. This in this world is not designed to have absolute fairness, even an eye for an eye or a slap for a slap or a punch for punch. Maybe you work out your punch or break my ribs. I don't know. My punch will tickle you a punch for a punch it's not gonna work. And I forehand is not going to
work. Right there's there's a there's a qualitative difference. So what did Allah do? What if I contemplate a perfect Master? A loving perfect Master? Then I have to come to the conclusion that there has to be some point at which the wrongs will be set. Right.
And that's terrifying to me because I don't just say the wrongs will be sad, right? That means that gives me comfort that Browns gonna get it? Yeah, actually, then I'm like, wait, if he's gonna get it, am I gonna get it to? Like he's gonna get what he's what's coming to him? But wait, what's coming to me? Am I perfect? So the malakian within is part of a conclusion. This is the same thing that's been echoed elsewhere in the Quran. In Alia and Ron for example, you know, in if you have this amount worth, you will have the villa Villa you will know how to love it little little bob, think about the Ibrahimi journey. And the Ibrahim Ali Salam articulation and look at these ayat, no
doubt about it in the creation of the skies in the earth and the conflict of night and day there are miraculous signs for people of pure minds. Alladhina yet Quran Allah Akiyama, Nakuru, Denver, Elijah Nubian, those who remember Allah standing sitting in on their size, they're thinking about God all the time. They don't even have revelation yet. They have nothing and they're just remembering our thinking about it all the time. We have a Corona Philip is similar to a lot of the thinking deeply about the creation of the skies in the earth. Robina Mahala heard about Elon Musk our Master, you did not create all of this without a purpose. Subhanak you're too perfect for that to happen. Okay,
now, what's the next conclusion? Save us from the punishment of the fire?
They came to that conclusion. There's gotta be something and then after that,
further down then there's a Robina in Santa Ana Munna Odeon Airmaster we heard the call of a color unite the little EMA and calling to the faith I Yvonne here is interesting. Because I Iman is is more of Bilaam what that means is you already know it.
So you're calling me to something but something inside me already said this is true. What's that something that fitrah Allah put inside me. This is why when the Christians when they came to hear the Quran in the Quran, when they came to hear the Quran, they say
in the Quran, I'm in complete Muslimeen
they said we were already Muslim before this
way how you muslim before this, bro, you didn't take the shahada, your heart was already Muslim before this. You were already there. Because that fitrah was already there. Then there are others other imagery in the Quran. Like for example, my favorite passage in the Quran, I have to know or I have to know where Allah describes the goodness the fitrah that Allah already poured inside you the rules that already exist inside me, regardless of whether you were born in a Hindu family, a Jewish family atheist doesn't matter. You all had a Fitzroy inside you that Federa inside you is being described as a light Nora.
And the revelation that came from above is also light from Allah for Amina Willa he also Lee when new dilithium Xena believe in Allah and His messenger and the light that was sent down that we sent down and then the light inside you meets the light of revelation. And Allah describes that as new Quran Allah new light on top of light. You have the law, Julio, the human Yeshua SubhanAllah. That that's actually the answer to our question. How is Ibrahim alayhi salam speaking with such confidence about his God? Allah azza wa jal argument actually in the Quran, even before the coming of Revelation, you know what Allah says? He says, Welcome to Africa. Mitaka come in
continue we need the covered the promise that you will live up to your masters expect expectations. The covenant the promise was already taken from you.
It was already taken from you. Now you would think a believer will become a believer when they hear the word of Allah. In the Quran we're getting something more
reach so to the Han Solo to jatheon sorta Lakoff enough is somehow enough for some it will already love it in. In many. Why? Why?
In the skies in the earth, there's enough miraculous signs truly for those who will have absolute faith.
Lil mukuni in for people who want to have absolute conviction. He didn't even mention Quran prophets revelation. That's the new Quran Allah no that's the that's the second light the first light is already our own contemplating minds. That's why if you think about the story of Uber Casa de Accra the Allahu Taala know when the messenger of Allah Salam describes to him what Islam is there is no contemplative process there is no hey, let me think about this right he just accepts immediately how can you just accept immediately ah, in condemning commonly he Muslim if we were already there, my fitrah was already there. I'm the light inside me can recognize this light. Now with that knowledge
in mind survey people that have taken shahada survey people that have accepted Islam later on in their life in their adult life. Right. And you'll find something common among them. You'll find that they feel you know, the Tara unitholder fee Domina demaree amount of money, they, you'll see their eyes roll with tears with what they recognize from the truth. Something inside themselves this is it. So they just Just stop it just stops them and dead in their tracks.
There's a data center I wonder I pray it's still there in Las Vegas. I forget the name of the fella make a call tonight and find out. I'm forgetting his name. But he he was an elderly fellow, an African American gentleman who just became curious about religions. A spiritual person was dissatisfied with the church and just became curious about religions in the world. And well read well educated men decided to travel the world spend time with Buddhists spend time with Hindus spend time with like Tao, Taoism, Taoism, you name it, he tried it just went all over the world.
And then he gets to Islam, and he just can't move.
He just can't.
caught. And he just he runs it. He ran a data center back in like the late 90s, early 2000s. In Las Vegas of all places are gonna open just walk in ask me any questions about Islam. So remarkable, right? I had a friend and then of course, this is religions. But then after religions came philosophies, right. I had a close friend of mine who I shall not name because he'll get embarrassed, or he'll hate me for it. So I won't name him but friend of mine, super into philosophy. I mean, this guy was like, he was just on track for law school, like you wouldn't believe right? And he stopped, you just wanted to be an atheist. He just really wanted to be an atheist. Okay. And so
he studies philosophy and he's like, he's so he's soaks in all of the arguments. Right? And he's ready. He's easily the teleological the cosmological, the ontological all the arguments for the existence of God that have existed in, in philosophy and all the different ways that, you know, they, they come to the conclusion that God exists. And he says, Yeah, I'm ready. Give me Quran. Let's see, I could tear it up. You know, that's his attitude, right? And you know how he describes it to me, we're sitting I still remember this, this was like, in 1999, we're sitting in the lobby of the Masjid. Downstairs, Salah is done and he goes, you know, what the Quran did? Let me describe
you. And he was 19 at the time is super genius. Right? Here. He says, he says, I felt like I was coming to tackle the Quran. And the Quran was literally pick me up and slam me to the ground. And it would crush me every time it crushed every one of my arguments. And I didn't even have to debate with anybody. I was just contemplating the Quran.
And it was doing that.
This is, but these are people that that genuinely say, You know what, I want the truth. I want to contemplate for myself, I don't want to hear from somebody else. I want to ask questions. I want to I want to figure this out. Something inside me is not sitting right. Right. So Ibrahim alayhis salam is journey is actually so important because he's not seeing these things necessarily from a point of view of being a prophet. But actually the guidance that Allah has given in doubt
Every human being with this is why this speech is not that different from what US Hubbell. Gaffigan is saying so don't have, they don't have a prophet with them. They don't have any revelation, they're talking about Abouna Raposa to a lot of lynda.com and dunya. Hale and we're not going to call any God besides and where do they get this from? What do they get? All they know is sugar is wrong. That's all they know. They know nothing else. They know nothing else. And yet, that's their conclusion. Right? So this is a, a truth that sits inside the fitrah of the human being. And it's been articulated most beautifully in the expressions of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam. And that's one of the
other important reasons why we call this the religion of Ibrahim Ali Salaam. So anyway, now I now I come to this this to two phrases, what are the Who are you to rimoni when you're screening, he is the one who in fact feeds me and gives me to drink we're either married to or who is really, and when I become sick, and he in fact, is the one that heals me. Now, look, creation first than the after creation. My purpose is more important than my survival. Because eating, drinking and being healed are about survival, aren't they? Right? But guidance is about purpose.
So Ibrahim alayhi salam is basically saying, animals can survive too. But Allah honored me to be a human being my Arab expects more from me. And so for me, my guidance is first and then my survival and of Allah's favors, to me, his greatest favor to me is that he guided me. And then I'll mention my survival. Allah takes this even a step further and so thorough man, when he describes himself as a man, he doesn't mention that he created you first. He mentioned that he taught the Quran first. Like the fact that you've been and the way you can understand that is the manual comes first, then the product. Right?
So the first is the design. First is the this is what this machine is going to do. First is the ideation. This is what the and that's that's priority. And then there's the thing that we're the thing, we're the thing that's been created, right? And then of all the things we were given, what did he say Hola. Hola. Hola Yan. Right? He taught him speech. In other words, I gave you a Quran. I created you this remarkable creature and gave you speech. So you can go back to the word of Allah. And you can use that power of speech to contemplate what I've given you to fulfill your purpose. So mind blowing. So here he says a lovely Hello Connie for Hua Dini Villa de Who are you to me, he is
the one who feeds me. Think of the context, Ibrahim alayhi salam is about to be kicked out of his house or he's already in hostile terms with his entire society. He has declared all of them an enemy. He doesn't know where he's going to eat and drink from. But at least he has guidance. And he's so sure. He's so happy about the guidance, by the way. Notice Halekulani. He didn't say hola, hola. Carne. Wha, wha, Danny.
He guided me. He created me and he guided me. He said, Allah, Allah can you for Who are you adding He in fact is the one. He's the one who guides me. I don't even attribute that to myself. i He's put something inside me. That was his doing. I just honored what he gave inside me. But the guidance was from him. And it wasn't just from him, then he will continue to guide me. So I don't even know where to go next or what to do next. he'll, he'll tell me, the one who's never left me before. The one who made me for such a high purpose. He's not going to live leave me hanging and abandoned. That's never gonna happen. So he has this like, connection to Allah through the term guidance. He'll guide me.
I'm reminded of Musa alayhis salam again, because when he was at the water and the army of the pharaohs was approaching, and you know, they were almost they almost arrived. He said Carla in Maria Robbie, say howdy. You know in Ella mudra cone, we're gonna get caught up with the Israelites out there. We're almost caught. We're done. And he says it no matter your Robbie say it, my master, no doubt he is with me. He will guide me. He will guide me. The words guidance now have a different, its spiritual, its rescue. It's being taken care of all of it goes together. Guidance isn't just Allah will guide me to pray. Allah will guide me to eat the halal and not eat the haram. Allah will
guide my eyes Allah will guide my earnings. No, no, no, Allah will guide me to the best things in this life. Allah will guide me away from trouble. Allah will guide me through it's all of its together because the guidance of Musa alayhis salam in that moment was the water parting and him guided through the water. That was Allah's guidance then Right? So it wasn't just He'll guide me to make a dua even though that's there, but now we understand that those two things go hand in hand. You know, so Abraham on Instagram when he's asking this, he'll guide me spirits
Believe it he will also guide me Where am I going to go? What am I going to do?
Allah, Allah conifa dini, where's my food gonna come from? He'll feed me I'm doing this for him so he'll feed me
it's like he expects this from his Rob and he's not even asking he knows it's going to happen is that is it didn't even say after me out of be like feed we might
as cleanly Give me water. No, it was who he was remotely with a spin he gives me water he gives me food he gives me drink.
Why? How am I surviving all this time, it wasn't my dad or my own earnings or my house that was providing for me he was providing for me.
He there's a there's a disconnect from the ASVAB. And that's really deep Imaan that's the depth of Abraham Allison's the bomb. And I pray all of us get that because once you get that, and game over, you know what that is? That is when I Okay, I go home, I open up the fridge, I got all this kind of all different kinds of drinks, right? Well, I bought them from the grocery store, I poured it in the cup, I drank it.
That drink that orange juice that orange, somewhere in South America somewhere. The it was decreed by Allah that that orange will fall into that basket and from that basket, it's going to get on that truck and from that truck, it's going to go to that grocery store, and 10 other people will pick it up and put it down because their names not on it where it is. And I will come and pick it up. And I'm going to be able to pay for it from the job that Allah has letting me have because of the health that I have, because of the mind that's still functioning, and I don't have a neurological disorder that doesn't let me do my job. And I'm going to be able to make that money and bring that orange
that orange is going to sit there as long as Allah decrees and when it goes down my stomach goes down my throat the fact that it won't choke me and the fact that it won't have bacteria and that can kill me and the fact that I'll be able to digest it and every cell of my body that will get fed from that little slice of orange all of it
I didn't do it
either than you think I do I think I was in charge of the taste
that I dictate the taste that I did take dictate the digestion that I did take dictate its nutrition or was I really in charge of
when when you if some of you into gardening if you grow a plant right you put a seed put water etc you plant starts growing you're like wow, I grew that. Did you
did you though?
The fact that that seeds sprouted under the ground Were you part of the engineering process
where you dictating how wide it's going to open up for any of you people have a beautiful child. People come and say mashallah cute baby, they say thank you like you had something to do with it. You had nothing to do.
Did you design it? Well, let me use or we will compel our hobby, gave her a shot he creates in the womb, however he wants. The he internalized something
like he really deeply internalized something that is feeding, getting getting drink. The fact that even the drink can go down my throat. That's him. It's never been me. So if I don't have my home anymore with Dad,
that's just the outside of it. That's the appearance of risk, but the actual risk actually comes from Allah azza wa jal on Judgement Day lessons with Dr. Maha welcome. You have left behind I wanted this one the scariest, most beautiful I attend the Quran on this. You have left behind the wrappings we put you in
the wheel in Arabic is wrappings. Now imagine you have
candy, it's got a wrapper, that a gift wrap and then a cardboard box and then tape and what those are wrappings right? Allah describes my life in this world. Like this, there's me then I'm wrapped up by my body, then the body is wrapped up by clothes. Then the clothes are wrapped up by my home. And in that home, I'm wrapped up by people my family, then my society that my life this this is wrappings
and then deep inside those wrappings is the real me
the real me will connect to Allah and we'll be able to understand that everything else is just wrappings
they're they're just they're just additions and then when judgment a judgment day comes and become before Allah says He says you left behind all of your all the things we wrapped you up and have unpacked you from all that stuff. Holla Ibrahim Ali so you can see through all of those wrappings. You can see the Allah provides. Allah gives food and when I get sick with Amara
Do and whenever I become sick for Hawaiian shmini But it was in the past tense as if to say whenever I do become sick as it there's there's a combination of one there's no there's no escape from some level of sickness there's no level of escape from some level of hunger, some headache, some difficulty, old age whatever. Right? But at the same time there's a cleaner because the Maldives us. So when I do become sick if I when it does happen, then for a while you're spinning then he doesn't just for who I share funny. My he continues to guide he continues to heal me,
heals me and heals me and heals me and heals me.
It's not the medicine that's doing it. It's Allah azza wa jal doing it for who is really it's this remarkable telecoil and at the worst time, it's easy to have field the workers selling in the masjid in Ramadan at night like angels and all of our chanting gone on vacation like it's this, this is good taco time. But man, if you're being laid off from your job, or if you're having some crazy drama at home, and everything's just messed up and nothing's going my allies just, I don't know, maybe I'm just cursed. Hey, yes, this is just what my life is, what can I do? In those moments, because he's been kicked out of his house.
He's going through one of the worst episodes of his life. Everyone he knows and loves, is expelling him,
is expelling, and not Moreover, they're ready to kill him. That's an extreme that most people will never have to face being that your loved ones are blood thirsty for you.
Right, that's how much the you know, it's one thing the enemy hates you, you can deal with that. But when the people you love to hate you, it's a different kind of pain, man. That's a different level of pain and he's experiencing that pain. And in the middle of that pain, he can say, for example, to faraway Ashvini. And you know, you can imagine he's doesn't have, he didn't pack a suitcase, right? He doesn't have like some place where he's going to be okay, he's, he's got to go up in a mountain somewhere or some cave somewhere. Freezing cold at night, burning hot in the daytime. Naturally, what's going to happen? He's gonna get sick. He doesn't have shelter. He doesn't have provision. He
says he'll let us happen. Okay.
Well, who is the one who's gonna hear me? For who is winning?
And if if he doesn't care me, what's going to happen? Then he'll let me die. We'll love you. What do you mean? Well, have you made money in the one who's gonna give me down? So what
I mean, the one who gave me this life to begin with you created me, guided me when he did when he decides that my episode for being tested in this world and living up to his guidance in this world is over. If that episode lasted 18 years if that episode like lasted 180 years, it's not up to me. When he decides to take me he'll take me he becomes comfortable with Allah will give me death. It's okay. He'll take it.
there's a tama, Nina, there is a calmness that comes from letting go.
Just letting Allah take.
So long as he he's giving me guidance, so long as I can live by His guidance, everything else. He'll take care of me. I'm okay. I'm alright.
The difference you will see between a believer with the following the religion of Ibrahim alayhi salam and someone who's not you'll see them in time of crisis, you'll see two very different people. Same crisis, two very different people. See someone calm, like cool breeze, cars calm, like the calm ocean, and somebody else will look like a tsunami.
as what Allah describes, you know where hoorah be a hand and the person who Allah puts puts a little bit of this back holds back a little bit Oh, Allah has humiliated me.
my God not Allah Who macabre Allah it is now available in Europe be 100.
This this. This is amaretto for who is Feeny? Well, Lizzie, you need to me so my, so he'll give me that. Why are you so depressed about death? You know, who should be depressed about death? People who think death is death.
Those people shouldn't be really sad about death. I don't I don't want to die.
You know, I met somebody
a long time ago, Muslim family.
They were really well off Mashallah. And a lady of the house country is gonna speak to you separately, please. I don't want my husband to know that okay, even though you still I won't name them. So it's okay.
It's not you if you think it's you, it's not you. So
whoever you are.
she had a beautiful home right there beautiful. She goes, I don't want to die. I was like, Okay, that's cool. And the Prophet did say sorry Salam lie at the money and Hadoken will note none of you should dare wish for death. You shouldn't wish for death. That's not what you know religion says. Allah created this life as a blessing. But I think you're trying to say she was no no, I'm not saying I wish for that. I just really don't I don't ever want to die.
well, why not? Because what Allah has given me such a beautiful home here. I don't know he talks about Gen nine this and that but like,
I'm okay here. It's this is good. I just don't want this to change.
Like Well, let me just okay, let me take a step back and just start at the top.
We're all gonna die.
And it has nothing to do with whether you want it or not.
And if Allah has given you good here, this is just I had to remind her what I said to you today, this is just a wrapping it's just a cover. And that cover just like your skin will one day come off.
Even the skin will fall off. Even those bones will fall off because that's not the real you this the this face, the skin these nail, none of this is me. These are the parts Allah has given me. This is the this is the machine Allah gave me. The me is inside that's the Ruhollah poured inside. And when when I'm being put in the dirt, and this stuff mixes with the dirt and worms come and eat it and they will.
They will, I will still be there. I will not be harmed.
If I'm a believer, I will not be harmed. My body will be my book. But this body was just a wrapping it was just a some of you guys watch like anime or like back in the day anime was gonna be Gundam fighters or whatever. I don't know. They have the guy operating inside of giant robot type cartoons. Right? So he's, he's the one operating inside of the machine is like, you know, well, that's our rule. And this body we're in the actual us is inside. This is just a machine that we're operating. That's why Hans will testify against us on Judgement Day. You know, the much I hate to Marlena. You know, why are you testifying in your mind? No, no, I'm not yours. This was a rental, free rental
actually, you didn't pay for it. And now it's under the control of the one who actually controlled it all along and let you feel like you own it.
so here when he says he'll give me death
is what familiar then he will bring me back to life.
Then he'll bring me back to life. So he recognizes something when Donald Carolla he'll hire one, the next life, that's the real life.
This life is just this is gonna be gone. You, you and I need to stop thinking that our problems are so big.
They're not because life itself isn't that big.
Like, we don't even know when we're gone. If you're so depressed about your problem right now. And then the angel shows up in the next 10 minutes. General like that wasn't a real problem. Can I go back and make some Mr. Farr Koba sadaqa why was I so stuck on that problem? You have to have a sense of perspective, right? Ibrahim Allison has sense of perspective. So our crisis and everybody else's eyes, and for him, Oh, this is just Allah changing some of the wrappings around me.
That's all this is what the real deal is. He's going to bring me back to life. And so what are his hopes are his hopes things will work out in this life are his hopes everything will be okay. Now, he's not worried about this life so much because he knows when somebody commits to Allah, Allah takes care of them in this life anyway. His real hope will lead the out tomorrow and young FIRA Lee hottie at El Medina. And I'm the one that I hope will forgive my mistake on the day errors on the Day of Judgment. That's what I My only hope is whatever mistakes I made that when he rings me back to life, that those mistakes don't come back to haunt me. That's all that's all that matters. If
that if that's the case that says hope. Can you imagine he's in this hopeless state in the dunya sense and the only word the only time you use the word hope so far is for Oh, I hope my sins get forgiven my mistakes get forgiven. Compare that to how far you and how far gone you and I can be when somebody is oppressive towards us like Ibrahim Allison's father was impressive. 201 judgment. I hope you get your judgment. I hope Allah asks you about what you did to me. Ibrahim is upside like, I hope these people answer for what they did to me. He's saying what I hope Allah forgives what? My mistake that Han Allah, the self awareness, self awareness, the recognition that these people your
hope, will not bring about justice, the Justice
already exists. Just because I hope Allah gets them. Well no Allah Allah sees and hears better than you do, homie, you Chela Han. You don't have to just put a request to Allah to deliver justice to wrongdoers. You don't have to waste your energy to do that. And when you do that, it almost assumes that you don't trust that Allah is more just than you. And Allah is more wise than you. Why do you feel the need to dictate to Allah, like, you know, when governments don't listen, people petition to governments, and people appeal to courts, because they think the courts aren't going to be fair, right? About some judgment, Oh, please don't let this criminal off. Please don't do this to this
person, please make sure this person gets punished, etc, because they think the corrupt the system is corrupt, or the judge doesn't really understand. He doesn't understand the victim's point of view. If that applies to Allah.
Like why, why do you have to talk about someone else? He could be you could be talking about his people that were ready to kill him. To throw them in a fire not ready to they attempted murder, they pretty much had them done. You know, had they been had they had their way he was cooked? Right? His father expels him wants him to starve to death and yet not a word about them. When does he or tomorrow and y'all federally hottie a de Yama Dean, very clear about who you should be focused on. Now think about that mindset as I leave you think about that mindset and where we are in our because so much of our life now is on the internet. So much of our life now is on social media. How much of
the words ideas, thoughts, messages, comments that you expose yourself to and the ones that you think about? Are about casting blame on someone else?
How much of our focus is on criticism of other people?
In fact, we've been programmed to continuously criticize in every part of life, criticize food, criticize a video, criticize sports, criticize, speech, criticize people criticize family, criticize, criticize, criticize. And by the way, the only criticism we're not willing to do is which one.
The only thing for myself, you know what it is? I love myself. I'm going to take I'm going to do self care.
You can't bring me down. You can't point out my mistakes. Yeah, because I don't even point out my mistakes to myself, who are unified.
I don't do the whole healthy at the business. I'm a healthy person.
I'm all about your mistakes.
There's an obsession with everybody else's wrong.
When the ultimate winner leaves at the end of the we shouldn't just read these IATA some Historical Dialogue Allah wanted these words to echo throughout the ages of human civilization. Anybody who's going to want to have faith should be hearing these words and thinking how do they apply to me? Or do Am I do I live differently from what this is saying? Am I Am I obsessed with the mistakes of others? Am I obsessed with that? And am I am I so blind to my own?
I saw oblivious to my own UI let other people's praise of me because you know other people's criticism of you can be invalid. And others people's praise of you can also be what invalid. Oh, you're so amazing. You're so this. You're the greatest. You're the coolest.
That's not going to help.
And you know what? We're so addicted to avoid criticism and we're so addicted to receiving praise. You keep checking if you got to.
you keep checking, keep checking. You need praise. You need validation. You need more compliments. You need more Masha Allah's
universe of handlers. And Allah Subhana Allah s. And then you you see those little emojis and most social media software no one like angry face. You see, like, ad happy faces. You have three angry faces. You're like, who who didn't like me
this stuff is people's opinion of you good or bad is irrelevant. It's irrelevant. Ibraheem Alehissalaam is not like you can't bring me down your negativity that No, he's, they don't even exist him. He's just talking to Allah. He's gonna provide he's gonna heal me. He's I and I hope he forgives my mistakes on Judgment Day.
It's just he made irrelevant things irrelevant. If you take if you listen to nothing else today, just take this one thing with you. Let's take this one thing from these words. Ibraheem Alehissalaam made his connection to Allah relevant and as a result, you
He made all other things that hurt that are getting in the way of that he made all of those other things irrelevant.
They're not even worthy of being addressed. Forget being countered, forget being responded to, he doesn't need to contradict it. He doesn't need to respond to it. He doesn't need to engage with it. He just understands that it's all what irrelevant because the only real relevant focus is my own forgiveness. That's it. You know, his optimism with Allah cannot be shaped cannot be impacted by the pessimistic reality around him. And his his connection to Allah is such that nobody else will get in the way.
Nobody else will get in the way, the only focus he has his mind mistakes I need to fix. He's guided me I gotta live better by guidance. And why we're talking about Ibrahima. They said and what mistakes even
what even business some scholars tried to come up with, like, oh, no, because he said how there'll be other Akbar. Right, he turned to the sun in the moon and said, This is my God, this is greater. So he's going to be scared on Judgement Day that he's going to be, I would argue I would disagree. Respectfully, I would argue in fact, Allah has given him that Hoja the way to make that Hojo that's not a sin that he committed. It's something that Allah azza wa jal has, in fact, praised in the Quran.
But human beings and prophets we learn by by nature, they're not self righteous. Even if they don't know a mistake they made they'll keep asking for forgiveness. Why is also Lhasa isn't asking forgiveness more than anybody else?
Because that's something Allah put inside of us. That's the legacy of a human being. To keep ourselves in check. We keep asking Allah genuinely from our hearts for forgiveness. Allah azza wa jal allow us to enter the love of Ibrahim Ali Salaam in the love of this Deen truly into our hearts and build a bond with Allah azza wa jal, and that is pleasing to Him. That truly helps us internalize these remarkable words. And I pray that these words that Ibrahim alayhi salam says they become the words that come out of our own hearts BarakAllahu li Walakum Quran Al Hakim on a annual El Camino