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Some people came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And they described a woman to him.
They said messenger of God.
she prays too much,
not only the five times that are obligatory every day.
But she also prays voluntarily
during the night
she does not only pass the month of Ramadan,
but she also
fasts during Mondays and Thursdays during the three days in the middle of the lunar calendar.
She doesn't only give her Zakah the poor do but she also gives sadaqa she gives extra she gives charity
she does not treat her neighbors in a good way.
And in response to this, the Messenger of God sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
if she continues to do what she's doing, her final abode will be Hellfire
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Then they said,
there's another woman and they described her
and they said that she only performs the five obligatory prayers every day, nothing more.
And she fasts the month of Ramadan, and she doesn't do much extra voluntary prayers.
And she gives the care. But she doesn't give that much charity. But she treats her neighbors in a good way.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in response to that he said, if she continues to do what she's doing, her final abode will be paradise.
What do we learn from this prophetic tradition?
This is an introduction to the topic of our
which is Islam
is for uninterrupted
you cannot take one and leave the other.
Islam is a comprehensive way of life.
What are these four components number one, Al Qaeda in Arabic, which means a belief system.
And that belief system leads you to the second component which is very bad,
which is acts of worship
in light of that belief system.
And these acts of worship are not meant
to be performed for the sake of performing them. But they lead you to the third component which is these acts of worship should change your character. change the way you behave.
change the way you act and react
and then School of Law, manners,
And the fourth component is the manifestation of that good character, which is more IMLS How do you deal with others?
So to start with, as Muslims, we believe that God created us.
And he provided guidance for us in every aspect of our life.
And we believe
that God is unseen, we can see His signs everywhere.
But we can see him physically. So his part or his the top of the unseen. And this is why at the very beginning of so number two, chapter two in the Quran.
When God described the believers or the people of taqwa those who are conscious of God, the first quality said, I levena, you may know me.
They are those who believe in the unseen and the top of that unseen is God Himself. We can see him in this world.
So if you believe that He created you, and he provided guidance for you, that guidance was in the form of messengers
that he sent to you. And it makes perfect sense that this messenger should be human beings like you, because if they were godly in any way, then you have to excuse and say, I'm not as godly in our first day as they are.
They cannot be angels, because angels are made of light, and you cannot communicate with them.
So it's perfectly fine that they are humans like you. And this is why God has sent 124,000 prophets and messengers across the history of mankind,
ending with Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, as he mentioned in Surah, number 33. And number 44, Hotham and Navy. And he's the CEO of profits is the last one.
But he came in a chain of prophets and messengers, and their main job was to guide people and tell them, Listen, you are a creation, there is a creator who created you. And he provided guidance in the form of a message that was sent with all these messengers. And simply, that message is submission to God. And this is why Islam, the Arabic word means submission to God. And that was the religion of all prophets across history of mankind.
So you believe in God, you believe in messengers, even though you haven't seen them to, because of time and space. And you believe also that there are angels, and that's part of the unseen. You don't see them, but they see.
And angels have different jobs in this world. This is one that's responsible for revelation, and he's the ark Angel gibril that God used to send to all messengers with the revelation.
And there are angels assigned to each one of us on the right hand side, writing the good deeds, and on the left hand side writing the bad deeds and you will be given a record on the Day of Judgment, which records everything that you have done in this life. And if you like in chapter 18, and number 49, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, well, we'll do it.
And the record will be given to each one of us on that day by Tara moduli, mean ammo shipping
fee, and the criminals those who did not believe and submit to God, God called them criminals. They will be scared to death of what they expect in that record because they know what's written there. Everyone knows what he's doing.
Why apollonia ye Latina? And they would say to us
Malli kita Vila yoga the RO sabi
why this record doesn't even miss a minor since that day when I look down upon someone it's recorded there what can be done also miss any major sin that I have committed that I cheated that I lied
it didn't say it's written it like it. No.
It didn't say counted I know it's a ha ha calculus means everything is ready. So you have the good deeds on one side and the bad deeds and on side and everything is decided.
What would you do Mohammed? Oh Ha they are and they will find everything that they have done prison in that record while I have a MacBook
and your God does not do any injustice to any of his creation.
So we believe in dangerous
Even though we don't see them, this is part of the unseen. We're still talking about the first component of Islam, which is
a belief system, you believe in God, you can see him believe in the messenger, you can see them. You believe in angels. You believe in the books that were given to the prophets before Prophet Mohammed says Salam and ending up with him before they were changed.
that there will be a day
after we die. That's not the end, we're going to be resurrected. And once we come back, there is a day of reckoning, there's a day of judgment. Some people are oppressors today, and some people are oppressed.
And God is the judge, not you or me. So in that day, every person will be brought to account, and they'll be held accountable for everything that they have done in this world.
And this is what makes people who are oppressed Be patient.
And the last thing as a belief system also you believe, in the Divine Decree.
And predestination, which is about one quarter of
everything in this universe does not happen without the permission or knowledge of God. Nothing happens without his permission or knowledge. You might say, Oh, this thing happened accidentally. No, there's nothing by luck or by accident. It's planned by God. You didn't plan it, but God planned it.
And the prophets of Allah Salaam told us while Anima sama kumbhakarna wa Camus kumbhakarna, you see, but
if anything happens to you, and you will not have escaped death, you say, Wow, man, I was supposed to die.
Yeah, it's got that safety.
It's not luck.
Because every single person's life is prescribed with God at a specific second, no one will die before they're supposed to die. And no one would live
as long as Allah subhanaw taala did not give them permission to live.
So anything that God does in our life,
we accept as humans, it might look bad at the moment. But God never does anything evil or bad. Because you might sit
back and reflect and say, Man, that car accident that happened to me, it was a turning point in my life. Because I stopped asking myself, What am I doing?
I got that car from illegal money. So God is telling me, you know what, I'm just gonna take it away from you. And this year, I stopped and I said, You know, I want to make sure that I'm doing everything the right way. And I'm gonna make my money out of an allowed way.
as we call it, halaal is permissible.
So this is the belief system. And based on that you start submitting yourself and enslaving yourself to learn except the one who created you, yes.
You signed that contract 17 times in the 17 units or records of the obligatory prayer every day, when you say he cannot.
He cannot what means you alone.
I enslaved myself to
I'm not a slave to my desires, as many people do,
I'm not a slave to my whims. Or, to even myself, I don't have a big ego, that I listened to what I feel, I feel like like doing this, I'm gonna do it.
I'm not gonna listen to the devil. I'm not a slave to him.
I'm not a slave to the worldly temptations around me, because I know that everything in this universe is created to serve me. And I'm created to serve God. So I'm his slave. whether I like it or not, I am his slave. I cannot breathe in or out without his help. And I cannot move from point A to point B without the power and energy he will give me everybody eats but not everybody gets energy from that food.
You can have blood but you cannot have life. Somebody in the in the intensive care unit and the doctor says we need blood for that person. But if God decided that he's going to die, if he has all the blood of the world,
your heartbeats who's in control of your liver, your kidneys, your eyes.
It's countless blessings of God every day.
So we insulate ourselves to Him
This the second part or the second component of this religion of Islam, which is a banner.
And a banner is not just the rituals. It's not Selassie owns a castle. And, you know,
a burger is an all inclusive term that of everything that you might say, or do, whether it's internally of intention or whether it's external,
to please God.
This is why taking care of your
parents, is the second most beloved act of worship to God. After believing in one God.
I started the hobo with a story about a woman who is a believer, and she does all the rituals, but she doesn't treat her neighbors well. What's the benefit of her and ibadah? Nothing.
And that leads us to the next question. Behind every act of worship in Islam, there is a fruit, there is an outcome only those who understand the meaning of it will reap that fruit and then Islam will be effective to them and it will take them to the next level, which is it's going to better them as people is going to change their manners to be better manners than the ones that they have before. Let me give you an example. What are chemists Allah in the Quran, it says stablish the regular players establish the regular prayers why in law salata and in fact, even longer, because your communication with God, and that's the word Salah stems from Salah, which is connection, when
you connect with God and talk to him what happens?
He said, it will stop you from saying or doing anything wrong. Anything that's abhorred by people.
Until and unless your salon stops you from doing or saying anything wrong, I would say congratulation for the physical exercise, just to go up and down. You did not benefit from your prayer. It's a spiritual connection with God.
They came to the Prophet peace be upon him and they said to him, this man was praying over there. he commits adultery. He didn't say take him and throw him out of the mosque, or the masjid. No, he said, they're over in the salado sofa.
Leave him because gradually, you know once he keeps communicating with God, he's gonna change and he'll become a better person.
Why? Because when they while he's spraying behind the Imam, the leader of Salah, he would hear that ayah in chapter 17, and number 31, at Aqaba, Xena do not come close
to fornication or adultery. And it didn't say do not commit adultery. It said, What are the krobo do not do anything that might lead to adultery.
Which is like being alone with a woman was not your wife. Because that could lead to that. So try to avoid anything that might lead to that. So once he reads this is gonna say I'm praying, and I'm doing this, I should think about that.
What I just said, so
the mom is reciting the ayah in sort of 49 do not spy and he's doing this, he's gonna say, Oh, I should think about this. The book that I believe in is telling me Don't do that.
behind every act of worship, there's a fruit. And this is how you're a birder, your acts of worship will change you and lead you to the third component of Islam, which is a collabed.
It will make you a better person when it comes to your matters. While you fast,
very fast, because like every Ramadan, you know, it's a habit. My parents told me since a young age to stop eating and drinking, between that time and that time know
when God prescribed fasting, on surah two chapter two verse 183, he said, yo, yo, holla, Deena Amen. Oh, you who believe cookiebot la camassia. Fasting is prescribed upon you. Kela kuchibhotla de la public, we are not the first one to fast people before you used to fast too. So what is the outcome? What's the fruit of fasting is it
so that you may, so you may hear means you may or may not understand that.
You may attend taqwa, you may be conscious of God. Because how many of us fast we stop eating and drinking and having intimacy if you are a married person, yet, you lie and you cheat.
And you devour like the dead body of your brother by bad bites.
Or slandering them. Once you're fasting, your eyes fast from looking at anything which is not permissible. Your tongue fasts from harming people. She didn't understand the meaning of fasting if it's just torturing yourself by being thirsty and hungry. And that's what the porcelain said through bizarre. I mean, they said, a human serum,
a fasting person, and they read nothing, or they harvest nothing out of their fasting, except being hungry and thirsty.
So you should learn that when you first it's gonna better your o'clock, it's gonna better your manners by watching what comes out of your mouth. But watching, where are you going? What are you doing? Everything should be done. For the sake of God, everything that should be done, it should be good.
You should think about the consequences of your choices and your decisions.
While he gives the car Why do you give the port you
go back to the ayah
in Surah, a Toba so number nine, I have 103 hoodman. And while he himself Haha, that's di about the car, take out of their money, that charity, that's how the HA, it does two things.
It does stop here and teskey. Again, it's all a clap. It purifies your money from L gain. And it purifies your character, it makes you a better person, and it develops your character.
To stop being miserly, and think that whatever Allah has given you, it's only for you. If you have extra money, you have to share it.
So all the acts of worship, at the end of the day, they lead you to become a better person. So the first component of Islam is actually the belief system. And we talked about that. Second rabada you've been asleep yourselves to God in the form of acts of worship. But a better doesn't mean just rituals. And then you are abandoned will benefit you by changing your love will make you a better person when it comes to your manners, and how can I see
I can see your manners through the way you treat others. And the very first prophetic tradition that I shared something up when the woman used to do the rituals, but yet, the way she treated her neighbors was not good. The President said, you know she missed one of the most important components of this lab, which is Aflac. So she continues to do what she's doing. She has a very good relationship with God and I call this the vertical relationship but the horizontal relationship with her fellow human beings, it's very bad. So she did not benefit from her belief system, which is arcada she does not benefit from her imagine. So her final abode will be hellfire. Yet the other one
who had the minimum
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So to summarize,
or footbaww we're talking about
Islam is a comprehensive way of life.
You cannot disconnect these four components Islam is arcada a belief system
and based on that you enslave yourself to the one who created you which is a bad acts of worship, and that a better the act of worship, change your character to be a better person and I can see this your manners will be manifested in the way you treat people. So the essence of this religion is how do you treat others? Did you benefit from your belief system or you're stuck there? So you will find the problem with our oma today is that some people are stuck with al Qaeda They only know Akita and that's it.
Or some people are very good worshipers they're very devout worshippers but they're Aki does not sound
or if they have both, they are very tough Mashallah, and they're better but they only do the external thing. They don't understand the essence of rebalance the rebalance should change them to be of good character.
When God, the almighty praise Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. What did he prays? He did not praise the way he acted in his worship. He did not praise the way he looked. What did he prays? He said, we're in neck Allah, Allah, Allah.
He praised his manners. He said, You have the best standard of good morality, of good character.
And that's the essence of your deen. So you have to stop and ask yourself, What am I from these four components of Islam? Do I know proper arcada? Do I have proper belief system?
Do I know before I say something or do something that there are angels who can see me and they write down everything.
When I read that Allah subhana wa tada is Samir el pase, that God is the old hearing the old seeing, do I hide from people?
No, knowing that whatever I am, God can see me.
When I talk on the phone, I try to whisper so that people wouldn't hear me and I'm saying something bad. Don't I know that God is the old hearing.
So you have to connect your behavior with your belief system. Otherwise, there's a disconnection and that's where we have to make the connection between these four components, then we would really understand what Islam is. And we will get the benefit of Islam. I'll conclude with a question
How many of us in our own family, you might find someone,
They are very devout worshippers. They pray five times a day, and they pray the night prayers. They don't only fast Ramadan but they fast Mondays and Thursdays and they fast the three days in the middle of the Hijri calendar every month.
They don't only gives the car but they give charity. They have been to Hajj and Umrah many times. yet. The way they treat their own family is very tough. The way they treat their neighbors is very tough. Every time you see them, they're always frowning and they think this is Islam.
Yet, on the other hand, you might someone in the same family, they have very good manners. They're very nice to be around.
They're always there for you when you need them. They're always smiling. They're very helpful, but they don't pray.
And they don't fast. And they have money enough but they have never thought of going to Hajj or Umrah.
Don't we have these real examples in our life? So if I may ask you, which one would you like
to be like the person who's a very devout worshiper, but he doesn't, you know, treat people well? Or would you like to be someone who treats people very nicely, but he does not submit to God?
If you ask me, I would say neither. Because you're asking me to choose between my two eyes, I'm not going to ask for one. I need both of them.
But the last question I'm going to leave you with is which is better to have someone
with excellent lap, perfect manners and minimum requirements of Riba of acts of worship, or someone with perfect acts of worship, but minimum requirement of a flap. I would say the first scenario is better
because the prophets of Salaam told us about that woman that I started the football with. And also the process lm said in the lab the layer below the person who wrote the he man Zilla saw me lady laughter. While me lady laughter
if you have good manners, it will make it up for what you miss a very bad because you will get the status of someone who's fasting all the time, and establishing the line prayers all the time. But the other way around your acts of worship will not make it out for your good manners.
Of course, I'm not asking you to give the minimum requirement of either the prime saying it would be best if you have the best of both. But I will tell you, I'm talking about the two scenarios you need to have best UCLA because UCLA is the inner product of your team. So you have to have the proper arcada then the proper ariba, then the proper artlab. Then the proper marma lead, basically a good and sound belief system, then proper acts of worship the way the processor taught us. Then, the best manners, and then the best dealings with people where those manners will be manifested in the way you deal with them.
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