Surat Al-Asr – The Four Qualities Of Success
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talked about one surah in the Quran.
And he said,
if this is the only song that was revealed out of the Koran,
that would be enough for this oma.
This surah talks about the real meaning of loss and the real meaning of success. It's a very short song. So only three versus three iron
and it stands by an oath by Allah subhana wa Taala.
This surah is called sort of philosophy.
Allah subhana wa tada starts the surah with an old by saying one last.
What's the last?
LSA by time,
so a lot of speaking and old by time.
So according to some scores, they said time here means
ages, all the ages that went by
and we will have to tie this to the next is what Allah subhanaw taala said in an insane Allah He was
man and Allah subhanho wa Taala use the word insane
and not an S, meaning Allah is referring to each and every individual of us. So when you hear this, you think about yourself. Because normally if Allah says in a NASA Luffy course, indeed,
mankind or all people, you also might blame it on others who say no, everybody else is in loss, but not me. But let's say you know, in INSEAD, each individual when you hear this, you should think about yourself, because you're included.
So what allows the panel Madonna said while asked by time,
some scholars of the shoe said time here means all ages that went by what does that mean? Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed one third of the Quran is history.
What happened to the, to the nations before us?
Normally mankind, sometimes they miss the purpose of their life. Why am I here? So people get so busy in what?
In accumulating wealth. And then if someone else has more than me, I need to compete with him in this dunya
I need to get to his level. Why would he have more than me?
So people across history, they were living their life to make money to have power and authority. And Allah is telling us in all of these stories, what happened to them at the end?
All the First Nations look at the Pharaoh, for example.
He was so powerful.
And he used to boast in front of people, and he's the only one who transgress all the limits of Allah. And he claimed to be a law himself.
Now add him to the committee. That's what he said. When he got the power. He started boasting. He said I don't know any Gods for you except me. Not only that,
he claimed to be al Malik, la Saleemul commissar
The man of the Kingdom of Egypt and these rivers, you know, flow beneath me. Not only that
he also not only claimed that his God and His in Malik, he claimed to be the
owner of bucola Allah,
I am your room master Lord the most Hi.
That's an example of what have insane
when they get power, and they get authority and they get wealth.
So allow us time as a witness. Many people came before you one time, and they missed the purpose of their life, and they ended up in great loss. This is why the next aisle says in Santa Luffy, who's in
his confirmation indeed,
Alan sign as I said, each and every individual amongst the human beings law fee person. Valaam again is another confirmation for sure. So not only certainly or indeed, again, I was using another confirmation. The receipt fee, Hossam Allen would have said in that insana, the hassle out or the cathedral insert. Mine has indeed lost
or indeed man is a loser. But Allah said Luffy and fee in the Arabic language, the finger is the rock meaning he's surrounded by loss from everywhere. He's drowning in loss. That's the meaning of Laffy husen.
Allah uses the word hooser. In the Quran, the word Hassan and the word Hassan, what's the difference between the three? Who sir is the generic word loss, whether it's like you know, a minimum loss, or a tremendous loss
means when that loss is increasing and doubles as a lesson and so ignore was
Illa Hassan, and they followed none except those who is accumulation of wealth and boasting in numbers when it comes to children except more and more loss.
Yet Allah subhanaw taala and sorted had
sort of by 22 number 11. Allah said wamena nassima, Yabba Lucha Allah have
some people worship Allah, the enslave themselves to Allah. And Allah is the word have as if they are on the cliff of a mountain
on the verge of something
if this is good for him, everything is going well. If he gets good, then he feels happy. He feels like I'm saying
when are sabato fitna, but when he's exposed to a trial or a test in Canada, which he he turned on his face casilla dunia when
he would be a loser not only of this life, but the next life.
Allah said that vaniqa hola who's Raul movie, this is indeed the ultimate loss when you lose this dunya and you lose the hero.
So Allah subhana wa tada is saying, Wallace, some schools that also Alaska here means
the time in the day, which is called an awesome day afternoon. Why?
Because this is the last Salah during the daylight.
And it gives you a sense of urgency, which means your day is coming to an end. Because the sunset that day is over. It means your life is coming to an end. Be careful. Use every single second of your time, because it's too late.
That's also another meaning of our last well law. Specifically choose the word Alaska here. A sense of urgency.
Your time is about to end. Your day is about to end, your life is about to end, maximize the benefit of every single second of your time.
Or it could mean just time.
Because once your capital,
what's the most valuable thing that the last part has given you? It's your life. If I break down your life and my life and break it down to a number of years, break it down a number of months, a number of weeks, a number of days, a number of hours, a number of minutes, a number of seconds,
when your day is over, some of your life is gone. And you can't bring it back.
And it's too late to regret. Do you know that the people of genda will regret?
mistaken? Do you mean the people of Hellfire know the people who have genuine regret? What's the regret that one hour of the life went by without benefiting by that by doing alladhina amanu. I'm coming next.
So Allah subhana wa Taala is saying, indeed,
all of you as individuals, or mice, the human being are slowly
That to me is exactly like, you know, when you go to school, and it's the end of the year, and he attended your exam, and you're waiting for the results.
And the principal of the school comes out and he said,
no one succeeded.
How would you feel?
No one succeeded.
Everybody will be crying.
Imagine the same judgment when Allah subhanaw taala announces that no one succeeded.
How would you feel
the day ended? And he didn't benefit by that day, he can bring it back. So your days gone, your life is gone?
How would you feel?
But Allah subhanho wa Taala gave us hope. He said,
You know what, there is exception, not all of you will be surrounded or drowning in loss. You know what, there is one way to succeed. And I'm going to give you the recipe of success. For qualities, if you have them, you will be amongst the successful,
you're not going to be in loss.
And normally learn this in the Arabic language. And Mr. snare, and Mr. Snyder, even
when a man makes an exception, overgrowth, though that exception is always the few number.
Because if the principle comes out and says, No one succeeded, and then he said, except
three students out of 100. So the exception is always expect it to be the small number. Because if the majority is succeeding, the principle will not say nobody succeeded, or all people failed.
He would have said, you know, 90 people
passed or succeeded.
Right, except for them.
And that's exactly what I was saying. He said, the majority of people in this dunya will be losers.
How, why would you say this? Because that's what the prophet Salaam told us. He said, Allah subhana wa Taala is gonna call Adam on the Day of Judgment, the father of all humans, the father of humanity, he was setting
He's gonna say stand up
and pick those who will go to gentlemen, then he would say he will pick one out of each 1000
just think about this. 1000 999 of them are going to have fun, and one is going to gentlemen,
would you like to be amongst those? Listen carefully to the rest of the surah This is why this surah summarizes the entire Quran. In one statement, just three is
by Time Time is running.
And everybody is surrounded by loss from everywhere. We are immersing we're drowning in loss except those who have a man
Then they only have the man know what I mean a solid, hard,
simple Swami man, and they do righteous deeds, because many of us have a man. But when it comes to action, sometimes we are very
cautious conscious, we are very energetic, but then we slow down and slow down. And then we forget, this is why I was it in an insane, big difference between an insane and and as I told you, and as is the collective sense of the word, utterly insane. Not only it's the individual,
each one of us, but also
from a linguistic point of view, the word that insane stems from Lucien and insane, US 201 of the meanings is that we as humans, we always forget.
And we need reminders.
And this is why
it's a blessing that we forget, because if we don't forget our pains, if we don't forget our hardships will never be able to continue in this life.
you don't forget the purpose of your life. Because this is leading to loss. And this is the ultimate loss. So you need reminders. This is why a lot called the Bron one of the names of the Bron in Luna Xemnas.
And salted hedges are number 15. And on banana law says Indeed, we sat down and instead of saying the karate center reminder, because when you read the Quran, you're in South Lhasa, it will remind you
so what are the reasons of the loss.
So Pamela, go back to the surah before so the Lhasa and the surah, right after.
Saracen came in between sorts of cancer before it, and so often homeless.
And these sources are telling you the reasons of why people you know, get trapped into that loss
is so typical for Lhasa.
I've been distracted by asking for more and more and more than enough
to lead a good decent life. But you start competing with other people. So be aware of the castle. Be happy with what you want, it's enough for your hamdulillah. But when you compete with people about the dunya This is one distraction that will lead you to loss.
So you get busy with the dunya. And all what you care about is money, children, authority, houses, cars, these are all means and you get distracted and all of a sudden, you need all of this and you go to the grave. had
some trouble my father doesn't literally hear me you visit the graves no you go to the graves.
Then what do you take with you when you go to the grave? Well, I'm in
the way for salvation, the way to success is, be careful. Take care of what you will take with you in the grave, you will take nothing but your good deeds.
But you're so busy in this dunya having more money, have more authority, having more houses motor cars subpanel This is one reason this is why a lot, you know reveals our philosophy in the middle between certain Don't be distracted by asking for more and more of this dunya focus on what will benefit you in the next solar cell. Why?
While I was in feature hangman destinies jahannam
Wiley is a certain spot in hellfire.
And Hellfire itself seeks refuge with Allah from the severe punishment in that spot. So let's say that spot is waiting for who liquidity whom isn't
for everyone, once they, you know, pile and they accumulate and they have lots of money and lots of worlds. They start posting and they start to belittling others. Look at the car, he's driving the car I'm driving, look at the neighborhood where he lives.
Look at my house, I'm living in a mansion. He's living in a tent. He's living in a one bedroom.
So you start belittling people and making fun of them.
Because what makes him feel above everyone else? And he listens to others and he makes fun of them, because he has gathered lots of money. And he keeps checking his account. How much is there today? What's the balance? And he's adding more. What's in the balance today? And what does he think? Yes, someone.
He thinks that his money, his wealth will make him immortal in this life, he will live forever.
wa Taala he will be thrown in a fire that will destroy him and destroy his arrogance as he destroyed the people by belittling them and making fun of them.
So how can I be saved? That's the continuation of the surah. Allah said if you want to be saved, listen carefully. There are four qualities you have to have these four qualities in Medina
except those who have a man
Well, I made a solid hand and they do righteous deeds.
Not only that, what the law so bellhop and they always remind each other affirm the truth.
What are some sub if you follow the truth, what will happen? People will not like you. Because people, they will say, No, everybody's doing this man. Everybody's dealing with lots of money. Everybody is like lying or cheating or this or that. I am a human being too. Why don't I follow them know the problem said
Tom, B is man is an accident nurse. So when
they do, you don't want to do bad? Well, I can walk through fatal accident nasty, accidental.
But be a good Muslim with your own good character. If people do good, do good. If they do bad, stay away from the balance of doing
that, man. You stick to your face. You believe in a lie. You believe in the angels?
That they're writing down everything.
A lot of them say a lot. But I've used the individual again, you see what a lot over the world class is utterly insane, right? But he didn't say in a linear manner. Well, I mean, I saw the hand.
Allow us the collective now.
Why? Now when it comes to a man, you need to be in an environment full of a man. So you need to be with your Muslim brothers. You need to be in an environment that will remind you of Allah.
Don't stay away from your own man be together
and support Allah the greatest lesson to be learned from this. We all know the story of the man who killed 100 people when he wanted to make Toba and he went to the scholar, not the ignorant one who was like a monk. He doesn't have knowledge when he went to the scholar wasn't a scholar say to him, he said it took
coma so and that's what we're always afraid from he said leave your society leave your community because it's a bad one.
Leave your group of friends because they are bad ones because if you continue with the bad friends what's going to happen as if you are in a swamp full of you know filth and and dirt and you're trying to clean yourself
so then it is heavy for us is difficult for us.
Like leave what's wrong leave what's bad.
And there is said
so when you substitute when you want to replace that bad company that bad friends replace them with good friends to said go to the other land. For in unison Yeah. Because there are good people to solder Lavina armano because they will help you to do righteous deeds. fabula will worship Allah and save yourself to work with them. So be with the people a man because they will help you to do righteous things. And guess what? That man succeeded. Why? Because he remembered what
He did not procrastinate did not say you know what tomorrow inshallah next three. No, he said fun tala
and then he passed away. Like one narration said he's a swarm like this. And then he died. Another narration said he started walking right away towards the land of repentance of good people.
And then, when the angels of mercy and the angels of punishment, they were already know the angels of punishment, he says he should go to him far he didn't do anything good in his life and he killed 100 people.
And the other, the other one said no
he came without procrastination right away with a sincere heart turning bank independence to Allah urgency. Now, one last time is running, you can control it, the even civilized comes from the verb br so when you squeeze something, it means you get to have it to, to, to get the what's remaining in it, as if, like, you know, allows the type of asset, there is only a small part of your days remaining sort of screws that time and maximize the benefit from every second.
So that man did not waste one second. This is why it's upon Allah. When they measured the land, the distance between the land of obedience and the land of disobedience. He was going to the land of righteous people, they found him closer by one span that much
to the land of obedience for the agents of mercy to contagion. Why did this man succeed? Because he followed the law so I'm not going to waste time. Imagine if he waited one second, he wouldn't have made that difference. Well, awesome. In San
and then I just want to share that with you because the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Never met any mortal wound and fee man, Kathy humanness a Saha.
Two blessings from Allah subhana wa Tada. And the bob Selim says many people amongst us are Malibu, and I'm going to stop at the word and I'm going to explain it to you.
if I give you an example, if you have a car that's worth $100,000, and then you sell that car for $1,000.
That's called the hub. And
if you sell it for $1,000, you expose yourself to happen.
Meaning that's a great loss. Because it's worth 100,000. How can you sell it for 1000? Allah has given you 17 years.
This is your capital one awesome. Time is running your life is going to an end, maximize the benefit, why would you lose it into nothing good. Why would you lose it?
in doing something bad.
That's the meaning of
so many of us. They will spend three hours four hours and they don't even remember like what did they do in those in those four hours
of the land and Mubarak was asked the question. He said if I if I'm coming and the Eman isn't subdued. It means I already lost Tanaka shrine, I make them or wait for him to stand up for the following Graca. He said
you never know this could be the difference that
I will accept from you. And it will take you two gentlemen. This could be in the last Saturday. If you wait until he stands out. You might die one last time iZone maximize the benefit. Don't waste one second, if it's something good that you will do.
lol Edina Amaro
one day. One of the professors at the university wanted to explain to the other students why this student was always the top student. She asked them to start to stand up. And he said
I have some questions for you.
What are you going to do on Monday in the afternoon, he said I have this and this schedule. So what about Tuesday afternoon and he said I have this and this this schedule.
So what about Friday? You know, after Jim, I said, I have this and this schedule. So he turned to the other since he see
his schedule is busy. He's maximizing his time to do something good.
You know, if they'll fail, Rahim Allah said,
this life, this time that Allah has given us in this life is like a journey.
And once one of us is born, the arrow of death is shot.
And your wife is that distance between you walking, to meet that are often so that journey which is your time alasa that Allah has given you.
Allah subhanaw taala has made you like a bird with a head and two wings. The head is the love of Allah. If you love Allah, you'd be happy during the journey, regardless of what happens to you.
Because you know, some people, they forget the fact that the last lesson lafonda, Hakuna linsanity covered,
we have created man in total, difficulty hardship, you will go through this, don't ever think of this life, that you would have anything ultimate, no ultimate happiness, no ultimate health, take it the way it is, then you will have the peace of the heart and the peace of the mind.
And this is why many people today are depressed and stressed because they don't accept the federal government.
So if you accept this, you will move in this life with the love of Allah, Allah, I'm happy with anything that come across my life. And the two weeks in your journey back to Allah with that aid of love. His hope is one way and fear is the other way. When you are away from Allah, you have to increase that window of hope. Because Allah will always forgive you. As long as you go back to him and to try and only are close to Allah. Don't think hi yourself. I don't need anybody to remind me of the heart. I don't need anybody to remind me of patience, because I'm a very good man. No.
You need to raise that.
We have fear because Allah could change your heart in less than a second. This is why the most common of the prophets of Salaam was a lot of my follow. It can be an idea or Allah, the One who turns the heart between one second and the other. May my heart firm on a man when believing you
Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam Ala
Wai Chateau La ilaha illallah wa ala Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
I wish I had more time to continuous not Alaska because really it's it's a way of life is an entire way of life for all of us. But I will just summarize the last meeting and inshallah hopefully, and other purpose we can elaborate on Allah set or tawassul been happy what also. So you have to maximize every single second of your time alasa because time is running and he can bring it back
and stay away from being distracted. The listen in Surat at the garden by accumulating, you know more and more of this dunya forgetting that you can go to the grave and you will take nothing except your good deeds. So remember alladhina amanu
those who are a man and do righteous deeds, and don't also be amongst those in the following suit. Our last part Allah said while Nicola homosassa lomasa Allah is, you know, promising those who belittle others who make fun of others because they are below them, maybe socially or financially. Allah said, No, don't think that your money or your status will save you. It's the good decent you will do this live, be humble and be down to earth. The last part that I said at the end, what was openhab? What are some of the some, as I said, as individuals, I might forget, I need a reminder. As an individual you might forget you need reminders of acid water was open hoc and torso comes you
know one word that stems from torso is a three year before you die, you have to write your C and if somebody was in the verge of death, and they have not written there was
See, they bring everyone in, they say, Come, please quickly, this urgency, I'm dying. I want you to listen to me, this is my will say to you, this is my advice before I leave this life to you. This is how urgent it is that we all need to remind each other of the truth. And also another was the sense of urgency. You know that whatever we go through, when we follow the truth, you will be attacked by others. People will not like you because there is no comfort in the truth. People like you to say, you know, you're the best one even though you're not because the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us the importance of a friend and a true friend. So they can come and South Africa, learn on some
topic. Your your true friend is the one who will give you advice. And he will be honest and giving you that advice from a sincere heart. Not somebody who will always say you are the best, because there is nobody who is the best. All of us have flaws and shortcomings. May Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst those who listen to the speech and follow the best of it. A lot of Magellan minister
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