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Hola Hola yo Rama Coleman had the Euro maybe unforeseen, that Allah subhana wa Taala will not change the condition of the people until they first change what that is in themselves.
Call Amana habitus filter Well, polyester hats with a sphere dilemma. That's what he says starts with first he says men have better storyteller while failure to hit theaters fear Tila among those who would like to filter and purify their conditions and their affairs. They should start by working on filtering and purifying their morale and their deeds. Like if you want your your situation condition to be good and perfect. You need to work on your deeds yourself. Like he's doing what you need to take responsibility. You can't wait for miracles to happen simply because you think that Allah owes you that he will change your affairs. Now you need to make sure that you do that in sha
Allah Who Tabata Katana and then he calls call out call Allahu Taala Well, what Allah was takom Allah Tada Tada, Sky now Houma and radica, ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala is saying will allow us to come out of the river if they would remain on the state and on the path to ALLAH SubhanA whatever remains steadfast last Cana Houma and Radha, we would have sent upon them rain in abundance, which means if they do the right thing, we will reward them abundantly in the dunya and that's the meaning of the coalition of this idea before even the anchor, like those who would like to find their affairs in the dunya to be good and hamdulillah repaired and, and wholesome and so forth. They need to start
working on themselves. First Wakata interview so Allahu alayhi wa sallam and the Messenger of Allah female will not be as Virgil in this hadith codici as sacred Hadith Carlo Anna Abadi automne if my servant would obey me, which means perfect obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala let's suppose Doom and Matata a bit late. I would have sent the rain upon them during the night. What laterally emotions have been in the heart and cause the sun to rise in the during the day what I'm assuming home assault are right, and they won't even hear the sound of thunder.
What does that exactly mean? Like Allah Subhan says, look, look, if they were perfect in their obedience to Allah azza wa jal, Allah would not even inconvenient them in even the blessing he sends upon them. Like, you know, rental hungers, blessing, no doubt about it. But during the day, sometimes it's inconvenient. So if it comes during the night so that by the time you wake up in the morning, guess what hamdulillah you're ready for the day.
And the sun comes out during the day you don't have to worry about clouds about you know, the rain and so your affairs in the day and the night mashallah perfect for you. He says What was my home salt, alright, you won't even need to hear the thunder. I will just send the rain upon you without having to be scared of it or the worrying about it. We'll call alberola Yabla. Good that you do, doesn't wear off. Well, it's Mala EUSA and the FM the sin is not forgotten. What the jandola Nam, ALLAH SubhanA wa that the yeah and the one who puts you accountable for your actions. He will never sleep like he watches you He sees everything that you do, will come to the you know to that, just
like you yourself, you you basically want to say you reap what you sow.
Whatever that you do, you're going to take of course you know the responsibility of that on the Day of Judgment. Then he started coding some of the aroma of the cellar for him I'm Allahu Taala and regard to this principle called wakad. I was with a man at Dharani it was today Madonna Rahim Allah said Mustapha Sophia Allah. If you purify your affairs, Sophia Allah Allah subhana wa Tala Akshay oneself a few purify your actions, Allah will purify and filter efforts for you. Woman cut Daraa could rally and if you tarnish your deeds that your affairs will be will be soiled all of them an Asana fee they let in Koofi Athenahealth. If you do well during the night, you should see the reward
and reap the reward for during the day. From an asset if you're in a hurry, he poofy I feel alien. And if you do well during the day, you shall see the reward for this during the night. And then he says what call what kind of shake when a dutiful Majelis there was one of those Allama in the past who used to say Montserrado Anta Dumela Hola, familia, familia tequila as
if you would like to be pleased with having all your efforts to be good. If it means safety. You're always safe. handler no harm reaches you. Always in good conditions at all times of handler environment he says failure tequila, then we should be conscious of Allah subhanho wa taala. You should feel Allah azza wa jal call what kind of food I luminaria and follow me out he used to say in De La Silla, I make a mistake I disobey Allah subhanaw taala sometimes and by the way, just save the Quranic attention on this matter. When greater element like a further 11 yard speak about Marcia and committing a sin. We have to understand people have standards
for us, they
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because what they consider to be a sin to them because they know they are in a better position they should be you should know better than this. So when they say when I commit a sin I don't want you to think and equate that what sins that average person follow would do but defer their human means after all right? He says when I commit a mistake or make commit a sin for adding food early curfew Whoa look at that but he will geriatric I would recognize the results of my sin in the in the in the manners of my my right and also my family like sinister and against me basically I can tell oh my god, this because what I've done, that's how he sees it. Karla Allah, Allah have the knowledge may
Allah subhana wa debito field and now Allah has to be done by Timo Bennett below button move and nudge meaning if someone has already anesthesia, of course right now you're under bed for surgery. So no matter what they do to you, they're not going to hurt they're not going to hurt you. You're not going to feel that God we're in nama. Yeah, it was yeah the feminine Oxon al Maha Cebu innocent, but the one who can feel it is the one who is on always constantly putting himself to the reckoning to the account. Like always, you know, you're always auditing yourself, what's coming in what's going out? What am I doing? What am I getting? All these kind of things, God will matter or at Tech
deer on the hell? Third corner amateur, an amateur, an amateur and mash accurate. And if you ever see your affairs are not doing well, like if you see some sort of cloudy days in your life and so on. Because remember a blessing that been bestowed upon you that you haven't done enough sugar, enough gratitude for probably because of that.
I was a little cut for a lot of perhaps a sin or a mistake that was done. What other men never in.
Be careful. Be aware that these NAMM can turn away from you. They might turn away from you. We'll move on to Nukem and the southern calamities that befalls you. While Arthur besotted besought Wilhelm and don't be deceived by how Allah subhanho wa Taala how merciful compassionate he is, to the extent that his forbearance and his patient with you
just basically say just because you're not seeing the effect of your deeds right now, it doesn't mean Allah is pleased with you. You need to be careful and worrying about am I doing the right thing? Should I make Toba for this all the time to be in constant state of auditing of yourself? Color for Obama agilon Cuba who Allah subhanaw taala it might actually take you in suddenly might take you take that time away from you. And then finally he caught the eye one more time because we're caught caught Allah who was Virgil in the Lucha Libre Euro Mr. Bill Coleman had the Euro maybe for him. Indeed Allah subhana wa Tada will not change the affairs of people until the change that
which themselves are gonna ally Euro the very cool middle LT rari. And to see for yourself, like better to kotoba de la Holman en Mecca to Sam I have a local bar. Because part of sometimes we feel in part of the deception that we live in our lives is when you make a mistake, or you commit a sin and still Allah Subhana Allah Allah bestows a blessing upon you.
So therefore, as a result, you don't even try to do Tober because you see Allah's blessing coming, you don't think that you made that mistake worthy of repenting from because if Allah still bestowing blessings upon your hamdullah, and we're good, right? Allah is still pleased with me. He goes further terracotta but then you don't never do Toba. taverham and uneca to Sama, have a local bad because now you're fooling yourself, thinking in that illusion that you live about yourself that Allah subhanaw taala will always forgive me. You know, that's a statement we also share from people in the political battle half hour, he said a local battle. So he says basically, whenever you you
think that Allah will forgive you for for what you do, whether it's for what means your mistakes are forgiven, or Allah will never punish you for what you do. And that is that's one of the deception we have in our lives. Subhanallah some people, whenever they make mistakes, they don't want to take responsibility of it. So they say Allah for Rahim, Allah subhanaw taala is off forgiving, Most Merciful. So in summary, what it will do is Rahmatullah Talalay was he's trying to tell us in this in this chapter over here, and this random thought or capture thought of in his mind, he goes, Look,
you need to take responsibility of your the condition of your life.
You cannot blame everything on external factors and this and that now you take responsibility, because Allah made it clear in the Quran, that your efforts are not going to change until you change that within yourself. And that's something is extremely important for people to recognize, how can we understand this?
How do people basically should review this about themselves? How can I take responsible
Do my life and my affairs. And how can I make that change possible? Because I know that all sorts of I still don't want any assignment. Exactly like her Seffner as Pamela just a side note before I go, do you know this name a raspberry? Pi the raspberry. I remember reading about him. Anyone know what language that is? A little birdie.
Anyone want to take a guess?
It's fair to say it's Persian. A nobody is actually a descendant of kissa
kissa who was the ruler of Persia, of course the most arrogant ruler in the world who became Muslim and he became a scholar and he was a student of Geneva daddy. Rahim Allah Tada. So Subhan Allah, it's rare that you come across his quotes, but his quotes are profound here, right? Like, you have the descendant of the most arrogant man and the time of the Prophet slice. I'm talking about some people. They delay their Toba because they're deceived by their blessings. And he's a descendant of kislak. The ruler of Persia, I think this is a this section. And the part that was like, it's just poetry is the narration of the of the prophets of Allah. It was salam here that is mentioned. I was
looking for it the other night.
Now, that's the Hadith Bootsy. But the other one that I was looking at and that is a little habla alberola Yabla. What if mula you answer what the yarn hula Nam will come out to Dino Tada. Beautiful. That's one of those things you just can't translate. Right? But we'll try. Alberto Diabla right. So you translated very beautifully, right, the idea that, but I want to connect it to what we talked about last night.
The good deed does not expire, right? It does not expire. We talked about the tab yesterday, what remains of the exhaustion of the good deed nothing, right. You just have the yield of it at this point. And if or the sin, law, you answer, the sin is not forgotten just because you forgot about it. And you moved on in your life without making Toba fork. And there's actually a very important part here without making Toba for it, you You forgot about the sin. Maybe you sinned against someone and you you forgot, right? And that person didn't hold you to it or you sinned against Allah subhanaw taala and every sin against the person is also sin against Allah subhanaw taala. Right,
maybe you moved on, the pleasure is gone. And the yield of it is punishment. And it's going to show up on your scrolls because you failed to make Toba for it. But just because you moved on doesn't mean that it was forgotten. And this this, this attribute of Allah subhanho To Allah with the Yan will die Anam.
Allah is the debtor, He doesn't sleep. So the debts are being compiled just as the rewards are being compiled. And this is an accountant.
Allah subhanaw taala, who is the HESI Bilous percentile is the one who accounts who does not sleep he doesn't forget. And what what how this ends right are camera to Dino to Dan. And as you put forth, you shall be compensated right at the end of the day, you're going to find the result of what you put forth. I think one of the most important clarifications of this because it can be easily missed. Is this is a connection between an actual ama in the states and the deeds. What does this mean?
No good deed brings about deficiency in this life. Okay. So for example, mana Kasana, money is not decreased by what sadaqa money is not decreased by charity, your wealth will not decrease as a result of your charity. However, does Allah subhanaw taala sometimes test people with poverty?
Yes, he does. But you can't say the charity I gave lead to poverty. Because then you'd be connecting I'm not Asana, a good deed. To
a deficiency. You can't do that. Sometimes Allah tests righteous people with poverty, right? But Allah subhanaw taala never will punish you or cause deficiency because of charity. That's not going to happen. In fact, the prophets I seldom mentioned is one narration. I don't know the authenticity to be honest with you. I've talked my head but definitely something that Elena quote often that Marcia that since 22, fuckup. The sins bear poverty, sins bear poverty, so I don't want to claim it to be a narration because I can't think off the top of my head of a Senate fork, but certainly that sins bear poverty in one's life. So the Amel the sin itself, the bad deed itself bears your poverty,
right. However, does Allah subhanaw taala sometimes test the sinner with prosperity? Yes, but sins bear poverty, okay. Likewise, when the last sentence says and financial panic spending I will spend on you. Okay, vicar. This Dicker bear good or bad. They can always gives you increase. Now does Allah subhanaw taala sometimes test zakat in with very very the people of remembrance with very difficult moments in life. Yes.
The point that he is making here I think, first and foremost, and this is something honestly in the Arabic, this is why the you have to be careful with the translations honestly. Because it can just you could read this chapter and translation or even a quick reading in the Arabic and say, Okay, well that means the, you know, a person who, you know who's being tested in life is being punished by Allah subhanaw taala default, right? I'm going through a hardship that means Allah is punishing me then I can't How do I reconcile the the idea of in the lie that I've done that if Allah loves someone, and tada, Allah subhanho, test that person, but then at the same time, I'm saying, wait a
minute, Allah test people because of their sin. The key here is because of their sin.
There are those that are tested because of their sin. Okay. And like Chef he Astor said, very, very, very importantly, the self held themselves to the standard, because they were very dedicated to their own craft, and their craft was perfecting the soul to enter into paradise to qualify for the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. So when they went through something, they did this scam. Okay. They didn't say, you know, down to Fidelity, I'm making your app. I'm praying all night. How come it's not happening? They started to scan. Is there a NEMA a blessing that I maybe didn't think Allah subhanaw taala enough for? Is there a sin that I failed to repent from? Now let's say that a person
Subhanallah you know, let's say that's not the case. Okay, first of all, there's always a NEMA. Always a narrative that you fail to think a lot for. Right? Every moment of your life, there is a neuroma that you did not think Allah subhanaw taala for and there's always a sin. Sometimes it's a minor sin, the sin of the Iason of the tongue, the sin of the ear, always a sin that maybe you didn't make tau before. So the set of the righteous predecessors because they were so dedicated to their craft, they immediately went to the scan. Now, here's the difference with them, though, is that they did that scan of themselves, they did that scan of themselves, whether they were in
prosperity or in poverty, whether they were in ease or in hardship, they were constantly scanning what are the blessings that I should be thanking Allah for? What are the sins that I have maybe failed to repent for? So the idea here is that bad karma bad deeds lead to bad Hawa, always okay. They lead to bad situations bad deeds will reap bad yields either in this life or in the next are both bad deeds will lead to bad yields bad one either in this life or the next good deeds will lead to good one good stations either in this life or in the next that's why Imam Hassan Busey Rahim Allah to Allah. Someone came to him and asked him you know, the each complaint about something
different. We want this risk and we want that risk. We want this we're looking for this substance, this substance, this substance, this testaments and he kept on responding to people and he just said, make us different. Make us differ, make us differ. seek forgiveness from Allah seek forgiveness from Allah seek forgiveness from Allah. So students told them like alright, you know, sometimes people are looking for like a very deep answer. And like, just make us too far. Right? It's like when the prophets like some says, put a bunch of Allah say I believe in Allah and then have us to karma Be firm on it, right? Lots of them. Don't get angry. Simple advice. Like I'm not
gonna give you some poem, some deeply profound answer. The profound nature is in the simple statement sometimes. So why don't you just keep on selling people? When you're asking Allah for things? How much is the fodder you making? He said, Because Allah azza wa jal tells us about new hiding his Salah that know how to use the lamb says for call to stuff era come in Noho Canada Farah, uracil Sana and equiment rora. William did the Combi unwell and weapony We are Jana come Jonathan wedge Allah come and Hora na come later general la cara? Like No honey, his salon when he's pleading with his people. He seemed to his people. Right if you seek forgiveness from your Lord, everything
that you're turning your back on your Lord for will actually come to you in great in great quantity and quality. Collectively speaking, you'll be a blessing people. Okay, you're a citizen or an eco mantra. While you did the Combi and while in Lebanon we Angela come Jana Toyota, Allah caminhada Allah will give you what you're asking him for. Should you seek forgiveness from him? Okay, but you have to seek forgiveness from him. Now Subhanallah there's something very profound about this that look what happens to the people know how they salaam
they were deceived by the blessings of Allah.
And this is actually the problem when a person can recognize a bad hammer a sin and they can recognize a comfortable handle a comfortable situation. And they use their comfortable situation to delay their Toba to delay their repentance, like the man and sorts of calf says like I got, I'm okay, I've got these gardens. Clearly I'm okay. Okay, clearly I'm fine. The people of know how to set up
Right, they turned away from Nuada his system and what ended up happening to them, the summit poured down on them reports on them in a different way. Right? It wasn't the type of pouring down that they would have wanted. So Allah delayed them. And then suddenly, in Allah Allium Nirvana, Allah subhanaw taala, delays a transgressor sometimes until he seizes them and then he doesn't let them go. So then the punishment came to them suddenly, collectively as a people, so as individuals, you'll be tested sometimes, but the common, a good deed only brings about good yield, and a bad deed only brings about bad yield. So the what he's talking about here is the connection of Arma. To Aqua of deeds to
yield, not necessarily the overall customized state of being tested with ease or with hardship, because of course, we know that Lafayette, the people of hardship, a little Bella, or, I'm sorry, the people of Billa the people of hardship will be rewarded by last panels on the Day of Judgment in a way that the people of Apphia the people who genuinely have generally had easy lives, would would envy them because of the way that Allah subhanaw taala is compensating them on that day. Does that bring us back again to the first statement of the moment and Josie Rahmatullah that I lay, when it says mental habitus FIATA while fellas that Petersfield a man, I believe this is a statement that is
true to everybody who's here right now, as we try and to try to figure out and understand. Okay, so what's my my my plan right now in Ramadan? What do I need to do right now, within the last few nights of the month of Ramadan right now, and a lot of Brahmin, we know that in the last few days of the month of Ramadan, everybody's tired right now looking back and see what have I done, or look forward to anticipate the end of the month of Ramadan. So those who would like to truly get the benefit out of the month of Ramadan, instead of looking into anticipation to the end of the month of Ramadan, you should look back right now and try to filter their Amahl so that they will become
active hamdulillah good and true for them. So that's not the advice that we need to give right now to all of you guys as you start going into this mode of trying to see Okay, where am I right now? What have I done good or bad? And what's my situation right now? You need to start having that self auditing and self hisab and Reckoning and self accounting, and to see what are the things that I need to continue to do well, that I gained from the month of Ramadan? And what are the things that I need to stop? I need to make sure that after Ramadan I don't go back again to that dark side of my life. And that's why Subhan Allah would have the beautiful statement will tell you Rahmatullah the
only will Josie Ramallah who was choosing actually from the words of the prophets, Allah subhanaw taala what the Yan Allah and am at the Yan, if you want to translate that in a modern word that we can understand today is that the bookkeeper? The bookkeeper? And you guys, if you've done tax, you have done your taxes or not yet, but when it comes to taxes, what do you need to do? You need to make sure you have all your income statements and all your expenditures and all that stuff answered ready. So when you give it to the bookkeeper can match it to what you what they have in their own records. And then eventually, they will go by what by what you deliver to them, what they have in
their records. There by the records at the yarn is the bookkeeper over here. It doesn't matter if you misplace a piece of paper or whatever is not gonna say well, I remember this one. Yeah, but I have in my record.
Okay, well, I don't know I don't remember actually, I've done this. I don't I don't know this isn't the record right now. So Allah subhanaw taala the word at the Yan is literally here what you need to keep in mind you Oh, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada so much, no matter how much you think. I don't remember that. It's not because you remember it or not. If it's there, it's there. And that's why he said afterwards it goes when it comes to the subject of Elber bla bla The good thing that you do will never expire. Never wear off is going to stay no matter what. They either still handler by me while it's in Lyons and the sin that you've committed is not going to be forgotten. It's already recorded
right now. And the one the bookkeeper Allah subhanho wa Taala never sleeps if you sleep and lose some of your paperwork because you did not put them in a safe place always remember and see your expanding spending versus you know your income it's your fault you're on your own that's your fault on you so that's why a downline up so if anything that we need to start working on in the last few days inshallah Allah and I mentioned that the hotter of United go the sort of reflecting I mean, we're always into rebreather I will let me say the positive the activity better the active river is you have to engage in something I need to be standing up in salah I need to make the I need to read
Quran I need to do this I need to do that. Really that we think of a passivity whether that's a very bad as such as sitting down, away from the noise alone in seclusion. Not that I am lonely.
No, I'm alone. Yes, but I'm not lonely because I'm in love with this private communication that I have with Allah subhanho wa Taala thinking about my AMA and my DS Maharal how my condition is happening. Without doing that. You will never be able to really reflect on your personal deeds, genuinely that will promote you and help you inshallah change your well being Allah azza wa jal. So remember your job is to focus on your own records. The bookkeeper doesn't sleep. If you lost some of your records, he didn't subhanaw taala so my job is to always stay on top of my affairs, know what I'm doing, purify my deeds, and I need to take full responsibility for my actions. This is a very
powerful statement from Mr. Medulla today when he began by saying men are habitus fear the law while if you live your while your affairs to be pure and beautiful and Eazy E to work on what sphere Tila mal purifying and filtering your own deeds rahamallah Diana, think that there's a few things in Charlotte also add to this. One of them is okay, well, where do I stand in regards to this. So you have the person who is increasing in Marcia, and a recognizable sin.
And despite their increase in sin, their ease,
parallels, right, so they're growing in ease, they're growing in worldly prosperity while they're growing in sin. And that is, that's the scariest situation to be actually, that is the scariest situation to be in. And then you have the person who is growing in a recognizable form of law, a recognizable form of obedience. And as they're growing in that form of obedience, they're also growing in hardship. That is a person who's being tested in a way that Allah is elevating them. Okay, that is the person that the prophets lie. Some said when Allah loves someone, he tests them, that they do good and in the process of doing good, they're tested. It's not the amount of good that
is causing the test. It's that Allah subhanaw taala is elevating them with that good and so that is the, that is the test of Raphael MACOM of Allah azza wa jal elevating the state of the station of a person, then you have everything else in between. The person is constantly swaying between obedience to Allah subhanaw taala and disobedience to Allah, and between ease and hardship. Now, here's the thing. The two recommendations here of increasing unhemmed and increasing is the far okay. The prophets lie some attributed to both of those acts of increasing in, in praise as well as increasing and seeking forgiveness, alleviation of hardship and elevation of rank. So what Allah azza wa jal
says, well, to ensure capital, let's see them.
If you are grateful, I will increase you. If you are grateful, I will increase you and Allah did not say increase you in one particular domain rather, I will increase you, right? Allah azza wa jal will increase in a way that he sees fit. And the prophets lie some also taught that whoever is consistent with this default, whoever is consistent with seeking forgiveness, Allah subhanaw taala will make a way out from every single hardship and Allah Subhana Allah to Allah will elevate them and provide for them from ways that they did not expect. And so how often is too far are both actual means of bringing about greater good so when a person is doing this morass of of themselves, they're not
doing it from a place of resentment towards Allah, or of self hatred. They're doing it from a form of purification of self and of putting themselves ahead, so they're not doing it to say, Yeah, Allah, I did this to thought I did Hamlet, and things got worse for me, it got harder for me. And so that means that, you know, clearly Allah subhanaw taala is angry with me or clearly, this doesn't work. And this was, of course, the situation of the people. I'm in unassumingly I'm Allah, and I have what Allah tells us in the Quran, there are people that worship Allah on an edge. If things are good, they stay on the cliff, if things are bad, they jump off the cliff. Okay.
At the same time Subhanallah, you have this person who recognizes that every day is another part of this journey towards Allah subhanaw taala. And you're increasing your provision that you want to take with you to the Hereafter. And a person who is focused on Allah and on the hereafter will naturally find that doors start to open up for them in this life as well. Even though again, they're pursuing the mountaintop that we spoke about yesterday. They're not trying to go down the river. They're not trying to go with the flow. They're pursuing the mountaintop. And so the fact that they are in pursuit of that they're increasing the result. They're increasing their provision of sugar,
and it's the fall every single day. And of course, with the act, or with the words of praise and with the words of seeking forgiveness. They're increasing their share of obedience and decreasing their share of disobedience. You see, you can't control you can't control how
Allah subhanho wa Taala decides to purify you, but you can control how you decide to purify yourself.
You can't control how much Allah azza wa jal is going to give you a share of hardship or a share of ease to ultimately put you on the best path to succeed. You don't get to make those decisions, nor can you even access the divine decree and an access the wisdom of Allah subhanaw taala behind those things, but you can control your share of obedience and decreasing your share of disobedience while at the same time increasing your words of praise and increasing your words of seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala. So, to conclude inshallah that our discussion over here I want to just bring us to some practical tips that we can work with inshallah. So if I would like to start with
purifying my deeds, so in order for to for my affairs to be purified for me and rectified for me inshallah Allah, what can I do? One thing we should remember that every battle that we do, usually the first thing we do after we learn from that major a better is seeking forgiveness and so far, as Jeff was talking about, so when you finish your Salah, your Salah, now you're engaged in a vida worshipping Allah subhana wa Tada. The moment you say Salam aleikum, wa Rahmatullah Saramonic Muhammad Allah what is the first day should pronounce a star for Allah a star for Allah, a star for Allah? Which is ice forgiveness from Allah as a three times? I mean, if you look at it from a dunya
perspective, it's paradoxical because what do I have? What I've been doing the past 10 minutes though. I was in Quran we can do ask Jude Roker. I mean, at the end, I should say hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah right. Because I've done so much good that hamdulillah and that was ALLAH man. Yeah, Allah the critical issue. Cricket was never the Allah assessment helped me to worship you better, and remember you better and be grateful to you. But he was stuck for a lot of stuff for Allah stuff for Allah. It's a symbolic thing. Some of the alumni, they say the same thing with hedge by the way when you come out tomorrow, and the last Hunter says further for tomorrow for the Bakula
and the marshal haram. Sama Friedman how to avoid and this was started for Allah. And then you need to march out from the camp of must deliver and seek forgiveness from Allah subhana wa Tada. After spending all these hours and all that day and night in Arafah, I still need to seek forgiveness for this. Which means again, you need to always be in a constant state of self auditing all the time. You refer to Salah the first you need to remind yourself of this what was a good? Was a good enough. Was 100% did I do 90% 50% 30%? How much did I really benefit my salah? My hedge was good enough? Did I do this? Do that. So always keep in yourself. So if you'd like to start with that kind of self
accounting, make sure that after every time you do something good, even when you do something good. You remind yourself Did I do it? Well. And if I came a little bit short, how can I make it better? That's what handler we have sought to sooner right? Because if if you pray a door and your mind was completely absent, and now after Salah you realize oh my god, I can't even remember what I started the first raka
so what do you how can you rectify that? You when you pray your sunnah. Make sure to be a little bit focused. That's something we learned on daily basis. Similarly, when Ramadan is over, what is the first thing people need to start focusing on? The six days of Chawan right? Why is that supposed to be four? Because if I, if I feel guilty that I didn't do well in my fasting of Ramadan, then Hamdulillah I can work on my six days of show and hopefully will rectify the thing that I missed up in the month of Ramadan. So the idea is when it comes to keep yourself oh was responsible for your actions. Remind yourself every time you do something good focus on it. Was it good enough or not?
Obviously without doesn't mean we become desperate and fulfill this this part of Allah's mercy and Rama that I would never do anything good enough for Allah subhanaw taala that's not what we're talking about. But at least I need to always keep my stance going up and up and up. Like we talked about it last night, you grow. You don't just stay in one state of affairs you always grow on it. Keep yourself in shelter growing up in the light of our growth and your faith and your Eman being as diligent chef if you have anything I'd like to open up to the floor for questions. I'll give one more sure reflection on this and saw the difference between the collective and the individual. So
when you read a narration like the ordinary body apply only less fatal and then multiple, I believe what laterally jumps jumps up in the heart. When most Americans sort of learned that if my servants were to obey me then the rain would come to them at night I would nourish them with rain at night and the sun during the day and they would not even hear the thunder.
There is this concept that we have that is very well defined in the Quran and the Sunnah of the collective good and the collective punishment. You see Allah azza wa jal tests assaults individuals in different ways. However, collectively speaking when the OMA is righteous
Then their pathway is victory and ease, collectively speaking, right? So a normally cool or philosophical would we be destroyed and we have some righteous people around us? Yes, it filth, the capital hubbub of filth becomes prevalent. So it's not that the salah of the Saudi home and the righteousness of the righteous is going to be neglected. Now they'll have their own their own way with Allah subhanho wa taala. But it's not the collective will suffer. And so this is a repeated lesson actually throughout history. When you talk about destroyed nations, destroyed nations could there have been a few righteous people amongst them? They will have their way with Allah subhanaw
taala right, but the nation itself becomes destroyed because of the collective evil. The Ummah is deprived because of collective sin. You know, when we see what happens to our brothers and sisters around the world, we don't say we do not say that this individual person going through this hardship is going through this because of something that they did. That's the prosperity doctrine. That's, you know, materialistic evangelists, evangelistic Christianity, the types of evangelical preachers that make it all about the personal right. If you do this, this will happen to you. However, we do say that the Ummah suffers because of the sins within the Ummah, the Ummah collectively suffers
because of the sins within the ummah. And when the OMA is collectively righteous, Allah Subhana Allah blesses the Ummah collectively finally, the horrid facade Eliza dimensions corruption has appeared, the battery will back on the landed on the sea, because of what man's hands ever earned, because of what man's hands over and so Baraka is taken from a nation Baraka is taken from people blessing is taken from a collective group of people, when they disobey Allah soprano collectively, and it's given to them when they obey Allah collectively, that's the difference between better and are heard the difference between the people of moosari Salaam who are forbidden from entering into
Jerusalem and then the righteous generation that came after under Musa alayhis salam that Allah's parents are blessed with entrance into Jerusalem. It's always the collective and so we have to take that as a responsibility as well. Again, don't just read these texts like an individual be an ummah concern person, be an alma concern person. Salahuddin Rahim Allah did not just focus on his own family and say if I pray pm enough, then everything's gonna be okay for me. I'll be protected from the Crusaders, right? He went around and made sure the OMA was praying pm and said Now, now we've got it. Right. This is the Allah that Allah will bless. And so our collective righteousness is
important to the collective upliftment of our Allah may Allah subhanaw taala let us be a cause of alleviation of our Ummah and elevation of our Ummah, not a cause for its distrust or for its destruction or despair alone.
Let's begin to shadow the question has been delighted to Allah. So we go from the right side again, this Mala?
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my question is, when we do something good, and we don't have a guarantee that it got accepted, but we still do feel happiness during that date. Should we or how can we have the similar feeling when we repent for us? And
I think if I understood the question, we do something good. And we're not sure if it was accepted by Allah subhanaw taala but we're still happy about it. Is that what you're saying? Okay, so first of all, Allah subhanaw Does the Most Merciful Rahman Rahim Allah has Salah Sam says it has erotica Hashanah. Touka was Atticus a year took a moment. If you're pleased by your good deeds, and displays by your bad deeds, that's a sign of faith hamdullah that's where your heart is alive. You pleased with the good that you do handler of them. And there is nothing wrong with that handler abandoned. But the problem when that when that joy becomes deterrent from doing better.
If that joy and that happiness tells you work at handler sounds like it's it was good. I did it enough handler environment. And they didn't ever really try to improve or save God that tells you that you don't have to if they did something wrong, like someone did something wrong, and they know for sure that they did something wrong. They realize I need to do to every now and then make that Tober and I'm so happy and pleased by that. Tober but then they never save God data. And as a result, they never do any better or improve. So they lose right now. They're all so this is where it becomes dangerous. If you're pleased with something good, but that that that pleasure that you have
for doing good deters you from improving and doing better. That becomes a problem. So Allah has said Allah says Allah, when Allah azza wa jal forgiven all his sins, what did he do?
his nights in a bad way that his wife turned on him take it easy on yourself. And he would say, I felt I couldn't have done shoulda coulda shoulda I didn't become a grateful person. I want to be the grateful seven of Allah azza wa jal that because I need to show that I deserve that from Allah Subhana Allah. So again, if you're happy with that, it's good as long as it doesn't become deterred from doing something better. Allah
says, let's give them a system. And
so can you explain? Well not explained, like, clarify the bit that you said that?
You know, how you said that, if you done a good deed, you'll see the fruit of it in the morning, if you did at night, if you do it in the morning, you'll see the deed of it in the morning, in the afternoon. But sometimes, you know, like, especially with Ramadan, and from that, I feel that, you know, I have been growing, I have been doing better, but, you know, like, I don't have 100,000 to donate sometimes I don't feel like I'm living the life, like, living what I should be living, and I just feel really demotivated that, you know, I am putting in all these efforts, but I don't feel that I can see that in action. You know, and I don't know how to carry that and also how you said
that sin is equal to or it can be reason for, you know, poverty. So how do I look at myself with that? You know, no.
Wonderful question. I'm sure it was on the minds of a lot of people.
And I think it's an important one. So I'll kind of just speak this back a bit. And as I said, Look, when you read the books of Teskey, especially the books of high aspiring scholars, right, that were just super productive people. Okay, Josie Rahim, Allah being the most productive scholar in history. I mean, that's, that's a pretty lofty thing to have, right? And he talks about bollock. I mean, imagine how much Baraka the man had in his time, right, talking about blessing and time, right. And I think our next topic is actually bucket. Baraka and time is actually going to be our topic tomorrow on charlatan.
A few things to clarify here, number one, you do not do the good deeds, seeking the reward of those good deeds in this dunya. Otherwise, the intention is facet, the intention is actually corrupt. If the reason why you do a good deed is so that you can find good in this life, the intention is corrupted, you do the good deed with the intention being for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And knowing that the collective exertion of one's efforts towards good leads to goodness in their life, that's the first thing. The second thing is that perhaps you have a very particular habit that you are seeking in regards to, or as a reward for a very specific mm, remember, we're talking about the
connection of AMA, which are what I actually want to make sure everyone got the concept and I'm not sure what deeds a while or what your state of being. Okay. So perhaps you desire a specific had as a result of a specific AMA.
I'm doing this, I'm ill tonight, therefore, I should see this Hal tomorrow. That's not your call to make. So the mindset of the believer instead, and this is positive thinking, is to connect a good head that I have in some capacity today to some good ama that I may have done last night. So for example,
you prayed tonight, you you know you're very, very tired tomorrow. One thing that you could say is I'm really really sleepy and I'm tired and I'm exhausted and I'm falling short because of the AMOLED. Or you could say right that you're not hamdulillah my perspective on life is changing. The reward is there Allah subhanaw taala is so merciful to me that somehow he's giving me the energy to still finish this task, and also have the yield of last night's clear. That's a mindset thing. Remember, he talks about the soldiers of the mind yesterday, that's a mindfulness and a mindset thing that you have to actually have. So you can't you cannot
provoke a specific hand from Allah subhanaw taala with a timeframe and with the quantity and set it for this and connected to a specific animal that would defeat the purpose that would absolutely defeat the purpose of test. Okay. However, the believer generally and genuinely when something good happens to them, this is also one of the differences between us and the wicked when something good happens to one of us say hi, I'm an indie lead Hamdulillah this is from Allah.
Allah He Dear brothers and sisters. We are not entitled to the AC that we have in this room right now.
We are not entitled to the roof that we have over our heads right now. We're not entitled to the sip of water that we take for sickle
that's from Allah subhanho wa taala.
That's from Allah subhanaw taala
We said hamdulillah for that right? And we don't say that that is because we did this or we earned it and I you know I came to this place and I made my I made it work I power through no no how them and ended law Hamdulillah that is something perhaps Allah subhanaw taala blessed me and I'm going to continue to do good and know that Allah only rewards good with good because health exam leather sound. Health is an exon exon does not reward good with anything but good. Okay, does Allah reward good with anything but good however, I will take I will take the customized path that Allah subhanaw taala gives me of hardship and a blessing of ease, knowing that what Allah azza wa jal intends for
me through that is the best reward and the best means and way to approach him.
If you Subhanallah the Judgment Day series actually starts off episode 18 on answered your eyes actually starts off with a long narration from Josie ramola Todd okay, it's a hadith Bootsy the wisdom of which they've no Josie Rahim Allah talks about that barely there are some of my servants, whose faith would not be rectified, except through Lena except through wealth, and low of 32, who if I was to make that person poor enough said they will die like it would corrupt them. And then on the other hand, some people their Eman would not be rectified, except through poverty. And a person would say, but Allah, if you give me I'll be fine. But Allah knows you.
Allah knows you. Allah knows how he's planning for you. So if I gave him then it would corrupt him, it would take them away from Allah subhanaw taala, health sickness, every single thing Allah subhanaw taala talks about, right, what he gives us is for our best, best path forward. So just don't connect a specific help to a specific Amman and say, Oh Allah, I did this. Now I want to wake up in the morning, I want to find $50,000 in my bank account, because I just gave $50 Tonight, and has some are supposed to yield 10. That's the hat I want. Because this is the hammer that I did, does not work that way. So I might add a little bit more on the subject as well, too. I heard a
beautiful statement SubhanAllah. Before
in regards to the our leader, Amal, really many of us unfortunately, in doing what we do we pursuing a specific hard which is like I said, which is the emotional high, or the spiritual high, like we're doing something and we're waiting for that spiritual high. And we feel that we have accomplished that. And we will don't get it we really we said that. Allah didn't accept that from me. Allah is not listening to me Allah Subhan so and so because we're insisting on a specific condition as a result of our iman itself. Although we're not be supposed to not supposed to be pursuing the, the spiritual, emotional high of the hammer that we do, or the man rush moment that we feel we're
supposed to be pursuing him Subhana wa Tada. Because if we pursue that emotional and spiritual, a man rush moment, it doesn't last long. It doesn't last long. Because once the hammer is over the condition that brought you this is over. There's no sustainability for that. But if you really pursuing him, which means because Allah subhanaw taala asked me to do that because Allah azza wa jal wants me to that I will do it.
What am I getting out of it? It doesn't really matter to me anymore. And sometimes, sometimes, ALLAH SubhanA delay the reward for you in the dunya. Why? Because you will benefit much more benefit from the journey itself than the destination alone. You might be going through so many hardships, and you're fighting this trying to get out of that misery probably thinking that if I'd get there, then hamdulillah I'll be in good shape. But you never know. Maybe your benefit is really in the pursuit of that goal. Throughout all your life, the journey itself is could be the most rewarding to you get out of this life. Wallah.
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where we're all living people yesterday. Have your hands raised. We're looking for questionnaires yesterday. Let's try to keep the answers into three minutes. Max. Go ahead, sir. My question is from from something you guys mentioned earlier tonight, that's also a carryover from last night pertain to forgiveness. Not sure but I believe there's a teaching that if you commit a sin that also hurts another human being. So not like missing a prayer fast you have to rectify.
rectify that with the person you're hurt as well as repent to Allah for the sin. So the man who commits nine murders and things like that. If you commit a sin but don't or maybe no longer can rectify the situation with the other person, but sincerely repent to Allah is that sin still eligible to be forgiven by Allah?
Allah subhanaw taala is most Merciful hamdulillah Bowman, your job is to do the right thing in the dunya which means if your job is to reach out to this individual try to trick to rectify the situation with them. And they refused. Let's say they will present it's not like that you don't even know where they are. So you can rectify the situation with them. That's
easier because in this case, what can I do? I'll just make dua for them. Hopefully Allah will accept that for me inshallah on their behalf, but if they're still present, and I know my fault, so I go to them seeking their forgiveness. And I humbled myself and I, you know, kind of went to them and I said, Look, I want to make things right that hamdullah by me and not because I'm gonna go to hijama and never come back or anything like that. No, because I really believe it's wrong, I need to fix it with you, and they refused. Handily, you've done your part, because you're a brother, your brother, in this case, actually, your duty to Allah subhana wa Taala stops there that you didn't you've done
your part you went to them and you start to forget their forgiveness, right? Them accepting it or not, that's not your business. That's their business between them and Allah subhanaw taala so my job is to rectify the situation if they refused, handler at least my Lord, have done what you asked me to do. They refused it so now it's between you and Allah subhana wa Tada Allah azza wa jal will reward you for it. And if Allah sees sincerity in your heart, for this, Allah subhanho wa Taala will reward the other person on the day of judgment without having you to go through any punishment because of that Allah Allah.
Like, I always think about this incident imagine, like the lost sight of Hemsedal the Allahu Taala and who in this world literally the last sight he had was watchI throwing a spear at him, and he was pursuing washi and he died he bled out while pursuing washi
imagine when Hamza while the Allahu Anhu sees waxy law, the law and when Jana
you know, like Subhanallah like, wait a minute, you're here to hear your and you know, the Prophet, the province lice and I'm saying Allah laughs at it. Subhanallah it's one of the Hadith where the prophets lie, some said Allah laughs when he sees two men in Jannah, who meet one of them killed the other. And the murder and the murdered meeting Jana, like how did you get here?
The last thing I remember from you was you killing me. But that person went on and made Toba to Allah subhanaw taala forgave them in the last time I rectified and he got it, he resurrected them both in agenda and that's a lot of Sahaba by the way, a lot of Sahaba right, who were on the other side and then became Muslim and rectify their situation. So even Mr. Little the Allahu Anhu it's a beautiful thing in this regard, because he said Allah's Mercy is perfect and his justice is perfect, how Allah will reward that person that was wronged to the maximum extent.
And Allah subhanaw taala will take the right. But then Allah and His mercy is rather beyond the Hydra. If he wants good for this servant, he'll increase their good deed because Allah rewards that 700 up to whatever he'll increase their good deeds to be able to cover the debt. Because he's at the IANA remember the bookkeeper. But no one gets to deal with Allah as quantity so Allah won't wrong this person because Allah is perfect in his justice, but Allah and His mercy to this person because he knows this person was sincere and they really changed right? Whether that's in their design and their scale or something else Allah will keep growing there good deed the one good deed that's left
the two good deeds that are left until it covers for whatever was taken out as a result of that so we try our best and we put the rest of the lives into society
me a little bit more here was immensely for this and gather us all again in Jannah with a gathering like this my question check is that we know the best ways to make a stock far like let's say you lose the fat and just saying as the for a lot of times, but what are some of the best ways to perform sugar
you know, like what a scar can we do? Are there deeds specifically that express our sugar?
So, the province like Sam said that in the height avec la ilaha illallah Haider Al Hamdulillah, he said slice and I'm not the best Zakat is La Ilaha illa Allah the best form of dua is an hamdulillah simply single Hamdulillah you can increase the Alhamdulillah by adding the attributes that you're praising Allah for So Al Hamdulillah and that the Anzahl Al Quran Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah, the otter Amani hada was acne lady hola Mineola, Ko Sol hamdulillah who gave us guidance and hamdullah who gave us food and that will give us close you can you can add what you're praising Allah for
to increase in the hand or you could shift here so does this in his in his wizard every night. Beautifully Masha Allah start mentioning the attributes that you're praising Allah subhanaw taala for so a blessing that he gave you or an attribute that he has, so you can increase the attributes that you're praising him for or the blessings that you're thanking him for. And then our men who added that with the chakra Act are people of David, with gratitude. So the greatest way to show blood to show gratitude for a blessing is to use that blessing as a blessing. To use that blessing in obedience and not to use it in disobedience. The greatest way to use anything that Allah gave you
to thank him for anything
means that he gave you is to use it and good luck. So guys, if I want to add one more thing actually to make sure that your sense of Schuco the sense of gratitude is really in the heart. Honestly, if your heart is not content if your heart is not pleased with Allah subhanho wa Taala is offering to you and what he bestowed upon you, no matter what you tried to do, or how many times you said, hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah, Al Hamdulillah. And eventually, your heart is not content with it, that's not gonna make it make it for you at all. Your heart needs to show that they can actually that show that gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala. I mentioned that many times before, I want to keep
repeating this somehow, because people they'd never stop saying it. Whenever I ask them, How are you doing? They say Alhamdulillah I cannot complain. I say oh, they complain.
It's a very common thing. People they say that, or people they said hamdulillah it can be better. Like I still follow what you're saying exactly. As you see, people you know, subconsciously they just never satisfied with what Allah has blessed blessed him with. So if you would like to be really a grateful person, start from the heart that the heartbeat content. And one of the best way to do that as specifically in time like hours, I really recommend that for you guys, is you need to try your best to stay away from from social media as much as possible.
Because most social media is about what
about showing off really.
Like myself showing my cooking, for example, skills, let's say version, right?
Or bullying me?
Or that too. But really, it's social media, somehow the focus of social media, what people really do trend and all the stuff and so on. So as a result, people they end up doing a lot of social comparison. And that social comparison steals their happiness.
What you do what you have is always good until you compare to somebody else. And then that's what he was like, Wow, can I have this? Why don't have that, why don't have that that you will never be satisfied. So sugar really comes from the heart. And make sure that you have a heart that is really, really content. If you can get to that level, I guarantee you saying that hamdulillah will be much more meaningful, Wallah. Now, brothers, I think we come to this site now. We're gonna have to go with this one. I was gonna ask you Why couldn't you just hit him the love for the office that you had? 100 I have a good office.
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So you give practical advice on doing a stick for making dua. I notice that Sheikh Omar many times says Please forgive us for our sins that we know and that we do not know. But is there some form of
assuming there's no statute of limitations on Dova? Is there some form of maybe going on Umrah or Hajj or something that can be overarching doba for any of your sins, especially those that are for many years ago when you were young or you know things that you might not know about? Is there some form of way to actually do that? And what are those steps to do that sort of dope especially as you get older.
the this is actually the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala that will do to expiate the sins in between salatu Salah XPS the sins in between. These are the minor sins that you do throughout the day. The ones that you unknowingly slip into here and there right the profit slice I'm describing it like a river that you bathe in every single time every single summer Joomla Joomla. Friday to Friday, Scott Farah is an explanation for what is between the aroma to Agra, is expiation from what is between them Hodge is explanation for everything that comes before it. Men sama Ramadan, Eman and YT Saba min karma Ramadan and camellia to the other Iman YT Saba and ofera Academy and then be whoever fast
the month of Ramadan or whoever observes made it with faith and was seeking the reward Allah will forgive them for all that precedes it. So all of these are actually what you're speaking about their these camps they are comprehensive, overarching forms of Toba of repentance that expiate the sins in between. Now what Hajj so becoming Muslim, embracing Islam, Hyjal and hajj are means of exploration for the major sense.
The thing is, is that you have to you have to make sure that you're actually rectifying and remedying the conscious sinning, and then, hoping that the Toba will cover the unconscious sinning the minor infractions. Maha Sabha is to look at the self and to identify where I keep on falling. And that's part of the Toba process, but then the Riba that that we do on a regular basis, our means of expiation for the things, the sins that we do on a regular basis as well.
so sorry. I
said I want to go.
I'm wondering how can we tell the difference between whether Allah subhanaw taala is giving us a path of ease or if we are part of the learning mean, Yama don't matter where the training stressors that are being delayed?
Interesting. So how do we know that Allah Subhana? wa taala? is given us a path of ease in our life? Or is he just gonna delay this? without even noticing that we're doing wrong in this case? How can we tell the difference?
And the idea, you should answer
you told me
SubhanAllah. You know, there are two perspectives over here. When we look into ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala has worked with us and did towards us, we always assume the best that Allah Subhana Allah data is making a path easy for me. So how can I benefit from it to the maximum? But when I look at myself in regards to this path that Allah is making easy for me, I need to be a little bit skeptical about myself. Like, why things are getting so easy for me? What am I falling short on? How can I make things better, and that hopefully, inshallah data encourages you to do better and become grateful for this ease that you see in your life. chalazia like, the point is, again, there's two
perspectives over here. Whenever you see things that are right, that Hamdulillah you praise Allah for this, but at the same time, when you look at yourself, you know, I always make keep myself under check, because I know myself might be deceiving. And that's why I always try to balance this, again, have has nonetheless, panna Wadala good assumption about Allah azza wa jal, but not the same about yourself, Allah Allah and just say focus on your response, not his reasons, because you'll never understand his reasons. But you can always you can always measure your response. So you respond to good with Hammond. You respond to hardship with silver? And at all times you account yourself with
thorough and Marcia obedience and disobedience and focus on what you know, you can listen to, honestly, how many times we've been asked this question, you're on lectures, right? Like every single place I go, the question comes up in some capacity. How do I know how do I know how do I know? A lecture is not going to solve this problem for you know shape, who's going to be able to tell you because no chef has access to the wisdom of Allah subhanaw taala. So focus on your response, not his reasons. And actually, that's the meaning of stop pursuing that emotional, spiritual high, more Eman, Rush moment stop pursuing that. You need to pursue Allah Subhana Allah
himself which means I need to just to do what pleases Allah azza wa jal. Some, like for example, Tober a lot of people think that Toba you have to do it because you committed a sin.
Jamaat Toba in itself is an act of worship.
Toba in itself is an act of worship. You don't have to commit a sin to go to do Toba just do Toba on regular basis. Because there are some things that you do probably don't not aware of. So I still need to make Toba for them even though I'm not aware that I've done anything wrong. Similar to a lot of people think I have to make dua when I need it. Like if I need Allah subhanaw taala for something wrong is happening in my life, I need to make God at dua in itself is an act of a badass, which means you do it regardless of the response you're getting out of it. But I just need to make that dua inshallah to Bartolotta.
Do we take one more question move aside from here? Did I make the workout or shall I
switch again for coming late?
Yes, guys, Adam good.
so my question is, does a person's condition of the heart reflect the state or HUD? And if so how can someone let's say having a sickness in the heart or mode of clutter, so say, urgent order, yeah, or Kip or anything, purify the deed, which will lead to purifying the heart since the initial drive for the deed is already corrupt. And then automatically the deed is corrupt before even starting because of that stuff.
There's a difference between hell and bail. Bail, bail, bail is more useless robotica bail.
Bail is more encompassing and comprehensive in that it covers your internal state, your internal perspective and being rather than simply the external. So there's the spiritual state that you're in. And then there's the worldly state that you're in. And those two things can sometimes be at odds with one another. So a person's hearts could be at peace with the loss of Hannah Montana, but their life could be in turmoil. Their worldly outside can be in turmoil. And so
the idea though, is that if the inside is settled in
Write, then the external will follow, even if that's merely just the perspective and the reward that is sought the sub sub D rajas patients and seeking a reward even if that in and of itself allows you to be able to face those difficulties with
not ease but with greater tranquility.
So that's why you focus on the, the the inside part of yourself, right? And what I tend to do mostly but coming to dunya like Allah does not stop us from trying to work to better ourselves on the outside Allah does not stop us from earning and how that law encourages it. Allah does not stop us from taking medicine, we're encouraged right. So correcting ourselves or you know, rectifying remedying, curing these are all things that we are taught are not contradictory to the state of resilvered asceticism, which is to empty the heart of attachment to any of those worldly things. I felt one of my ad motorists insha Allah Tala in regards to if the heart is corrupt. So eventually
mind is going to be corrupt anyway. So how am I going to be fixed myself my deeds if my heart is already corrupt? Because whatever I do, if my heart is miserable, then everything is going to come out negative obviously. So what do I do? How can I do this? As you can see the interconnected situation here? So I'll imagine is it well, because your faith your Eman, fluctuates goes up and down? How does it How does it happen with good deeds? Your Eman goes up with bad deeds. The Eman goes down. So what does that mean? If you feel that your Eman is going down? What do you need to do to raise your iman do more good deeds right? But wait a second. I'm too weak to even do good deeds.
How am I gonna raise my Eman then do good deeds.
What just I mean, I'm too tired. I'm too spiritually exhausted even to try that out. Right. You need to do that. So you need to I don't want to say force yourself to do it. But actually with good deeds, the Eman eventually will start climbing up. Because doing good at at least it gives you that sense of consciousness that you know what, I still need to do better because I'm not enjoying it. Because I still have the traces of my sin and my wrongdoing is catching up with me. So you keep to do good deeds until you filter that out until you start enjoying the bad and shallot and you demand starts going up. Again. Similar with the heart, my heart is not in the best place right now. So my
my knees are bad. So what do I do you need to fix your heart? How do you do that two things work on the heart in terms of reflection to the board in terms of intentions and so on. That's one thing number two do good deeds, because all the good deeds will raise your Eman they will give your heart to shall allow tele fuel to be to become strong in sha Allah Azza last question Shut up on the sister side
so this is kind of more centered towards like the youth I guess. So in Ramadan, like obviously, like Michelle there's like a lot of different programs, there's like a lot of pedophiles and PMS and things like that. But like I guess more of like, I guess like people who are in school or in college or people who even work sometimes you feel like it's a little bit hard to have that motivation to balance like life in school. And then sometimes we do have the free time but you know, you might want to stay home kind of just like after a long day and everything. So
how would you say would be the best way to kind of, I guess better understand or kind of cope with that feeling and then also have that motivation in the last 10 days to kind of continue doing those things. And then of course like a lot of times they say you know do what you can but sometimes that also feels like it's not enough so I guess how would you say would be a good solution for that
feel like you're making me
Well, let me say something about this insert cello data. We go back again to the same principle we focus on the quantity versus quality or quality versus quantity mean we have been paying Rahim Allah He keeps repeating it in many of these books saying that the NAMA
a particular hola to Qatar will follow be will will will actually say block them. The past Allah subhanho wa Taala is really is your new travel to Allah azza wa jal not on your foot, you travel with your heart. So if you say that I don't have time, I'm busy with school and work and so on. I hear you. I agree with you, that's fine. But you can still use what you do. What you do as an active evaluator in itself. Like if you do your homework if you do your homework with sincerity and a class and SN and perfection because you believe in that because Allah commanded to do everything perfect and right. That's an act of Ayurveda. But
Have you got to go and cheat and do plagiarism and do this and that and so on so and you expect them to get reward for that. You're not gonna get it for the dunya or the Astra. So or you might get from the dunya, probably from your teachers but not in the ACA. So even the thing that I do on a regular basis can still be activated and the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he actually taught us that so when he says for example, on Allah, Khattab, Allah and Allah Colucci, ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala has brought some evidence shouldn't be done in perfection for everything. And of the examples you mentioned Salah Salem, he says called even when you when you sacrifice your animal, he says do it right. Which
is a sacrifice that just sacrifice the animal to eat, right? You still need to do that right? That's an act of ABA in itself as well to our deen is all about that. When you when you wear your shirt, for example, your ABA, your right hand versus left hand first. That in itself, even though we're not paying attention to it, there's an act of Ayurveda, when you smile on someone's else's face to make them cheat for a little bit. That's an activator. So the Ibadat are so many they're not necessarily you have to stand up for long hours in tahajjud or fast Mondays and Thursdays, your daily affairs and daily activities can be source of Iman and source of spirituality with you as well. If you do it
with the right intention, intention inshAllah xuejun Allah Allah. Now
another question, just quickly to say that look,
because all of you are here right now Subhanallah the feeling of being in the masjid
when the angels are surrounding us, this is, this is not something that can be replicated at home. So I just say take advantage of the programs that we have at this Masjid. They're profound and humble. They're beautiful, they're regular, consistent.
It's not going to be Ramadan. But at the same time, keep a connection, a consistent connection to programming in sha Allah Tada because being in a place where Allah is being remembered consistently, and having that as part of your regimen, even if it's not, you know, as much as what you would do in Ramadan will be a part of keeping your heart alive in the nighttime connected, so just stay connected to the programming after after it's done and not just online. For those of you that have the abilities Pamela, the amount of people that are watching online right now are exponentially more than the people that are sitting here right now.
And some of you live across the street and watch programs online.
I'm just saying, you know, I'm just saying like some of the you have a blessing, you know, so just please, for your own good inshallah to continue to keep a connection to the most Zack Mala herba Colombian was here to want to share with you topics from Imam Josie Rahmatullah Ali. Salaam aleikum wa