The Greatest Loss A Tafsir Of Surat ʾl ʿAsr
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One of the greatest blessings and gifts that man has been bestowed with is time. Man neglects the importance of time and thus becomes extremely preoccupied in the pursuit of mundane desires. Ultimately, these pursuits result in the spiritual decline of the spirit. This is a form of ingratitude to Allah as this gift of time is not utilised by man in the manner in which He desires. This ingratitude distances the Spirit from Allah and hurls it into a great loss.
This beautiful surah, swearing by time and its significance, expounds on the importance of revitalising the soul and saving it from utter destruction and great loss by performing good deeds and counselling others to patience and perseverance as well as the truth. Furthermore, the talk details the prescriptions of the Messenger SAW which allow us to learn how to value and appreciate this great gift.
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By time, indeed, man is in a great state of loss, except for those who believe, and who do good deeds, and who counsel to one another to the truth and counsel one another to patience and perseverance. As a simple translation of this story, it's a very short, sort of
one of the shortest, if not the short one, it's not the shorter speech one of the shortest. And
it's a macam sorta revealed in the very early days of Islam, and placed at the towards the end of the course. Most people know this sort of by heart and we regularly hear it's being recited in congregational prayers, and we recite it ourselves very frequently in our own solar
solar class, the surah has been named from the very first word in the sort of what
is called Astra means.
It has a number of meanings, but the most comprehensive meaning is time. After means, in Arabic, which means time.
And inshallah I'll go through the verses in some detail in a moment. But despite being a very short Sora, it's full of meaning. very succinct, sort of the
the great Imam of fit, and how do you think Islam
used to say, if people were to reflect
only on this one Sora.
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an imam of that caliber and understanding says if people were to reflect on just this one sort of the or it would be sufficient for them is sufficient for their guidance, for their understanding for their awakening and their Realization. And this is why a number of authors
relate that some of the companions as harbottle the law,
they would mean just before they would part each other's company, before saying the final salon and the farewell Greetings, they would actually recite sorta laughs to each other as a reminder.
So this was customary for some of the companions harbottle the alarm they would meet, no matter how much time you would spend together. At the point of parting company, before bidding farewell and saying the final Salaam and greetings to each other, they would actually recite so
as a reminder, because the end of sort of Alaska itself contains the same message with a while so we'll help with our sub sub, except for those who believe in who do good deeds.
And who exhort one another, they will counsel one another,
who advise one another to the truth and who cancel one another to stop.
So this is how deep and profound the meanings of this very short sort of,
are those How about the law would recite to each other just before passing company as a final reminder.
So what does the sutra actually say?
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law swears by time.
Throughout the day, there are a number of objects of laws creation, on which he swears, in order to attract our attention to
the message that comes after these Earths.
In some places, Allah swears by himself.
But often Allah swears by major signs in his creation. And the reason for swearing by a number of these signs is that we are invited to reflect not only on the message that comes after the oath, but also on the oath itself.
Why does a laugh swear by certain things in his creation,
and one of them
is time. And the reason the last rasppi times to highlight its significance, its value, its greatness, sort of last where's my time in general as well as by some of the shorter components of time,
morning, day, night and time itself.
In this sort of laughs as well as by time, which means in general, and in fact one of the meanings of acid is not just time in general but the time of the evening
in other verses what what how when lady either such
by the morning brightness, and by the night when it settles in its darkness and pervades and covers everything in its darkness. That's an old thing sort of.
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and by the day, when it manifests itself in its brightness and glory, warmer color, the vicar will infer and by He, who created men and women. So, a lot of swears by himself also, in this order, Allah swears by three things himself, night and day, but he swears by Knights first and then day and then finally by himself.
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So these are
the these items and objects by which our last wares in the Quran especially in relation to well, all of the others, including the oaths of time
they are designed to attract our attention
not just to the message that comes after the health, but to attract our attention and to invite us to reflect and ponder over the oath itself.
And throughout the Koran, whenever Allah
mentions verses such as there are signs in this or in these things for those who possess intelligence, such as here he also says is there an oath
In this for one of intelligence, many of them I would say that
if we reflect on the verses of the Quran,
and we are unable to marvel at their majesty at their beauty, at the depth of their meaning, then we should question our intelligence, not the message of the Quran itself. Because Allah says repeatedly again and again, that in this there are Signs for those who possess intelligence in this there are Signs for those of them standing. And here again, healthy they're like a customer lady which is there on earth in this for one of intelligence. So if we do possess intelligence, and true insight, we will be able to appreciate not just the message after the earth, but the earth itself.
And the reason Allah invites us to the reason one of the reasons why Allah swears by time and its various components, is because indeed, time is one of the most precious gifts and signs of a large creation. Allah has given us time, not just as a sign, but as a gift. And in various verses a lot, for instance, and one verse a lot of essays, which are and then later on,
will john well, john, the later one, they have a thing from home that is delayed, which are on the eighth and the hiring, instead of than the whole father of Morocco, multilingual added the saline sub akula, Shane, for some narrative sila, rather long verse in which Allah say, and indeed, we have made the night and the day two signs, then we obliterated the night, the sign of the night, I darkened it, and we made the sign of the day Brides, so that you may seek a large band to their end, and so that you may come to know the calculation of years.
So that you may come to know the count of years and calculation, and indeed, we have expanded every single thing. So the passage of time, night day, the components of time, all of these are actually a great sign of a loss of water
in another vessel, when it later when the hand wash and so on. And amongst the signs are the day and the night and the sun and the moon.
If we are unable to appreciate the sun's, then we should question our own insight and intelligence rather than the message of the sun sun law says, Are there signs in this for those of intelligence and in the one verse before I move on in the homeless, some are worth one of the later one Maha
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to have about Allah Subhana Allah. Now, these are the verses which wish the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would recite when he would rise with the headship in the middle of the mountains. And what are the verses of sort of La muram?
Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, in the few Hulkbuster Mayawati, what was the lovely lady one and a half, and the alternating of the night and the day, that it literally, there are surely Signs for those of intelligence, those who remember Allah, what standing, once seated, and what's lying on their sides, and who reflect
on the creation of the heavens and the earth. And who exclaimed a banana.
Oh, our Lord, You have not created all of this in fantasy and false.
May you be glorified. So protect us from the fire punishment of the Fire. So again, in that verse, Allah says, indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternating of night and day, there are Signs for those who possess intelligence. So time with all its components, whether we're just talking about
the morning, or the morning brightness from early morning to late morning, or whether we're talking about the time in the evening before sunset, whether we're talking about the whole day, or the nines, or whether we talk about time, in its vastness. All of this is a sign of a large creation, and not just a sign, but a gift from Allah subhana wa, Tada. Time is a gift.
If only we would realize it, and that's why Allah azza wa jal says here, what to us by time in Berlin, Santa Luffy. hos. Indeed man is in a great loss. And in fact, his greatest loss is to do with time.
We don't since man does not understand the value of
its precious nature, his greatest loss. His greatest deception is in relation to
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there are two great blessings in which many people are at a loss, health and free time.
Most people, many people are at a loss when it comes to health when it comes to free time. I'll expand on this idea later. But it just shows that indeed man is in a great state of loss.
We time is a precious gift.
it's something which is irretrievable.
Everything else can be compensated for except the loss of time.
Allah has given us every single human being has a limited amount of energy, and a limited amount of time, which they have been allocated spend in the world.
Every second counts every second every moment matters. And it's what we actually do with that time.
we spend an entire life pursuing goals and objectives, which are few times fruitless worthless, and we only come to realize towards the end of our lives, or when it's too late.
A person can lose a job, they can find employment, or become self employed. It may not be easy, but it's still possible.
A person may actually suffer bereavement, and lose, lose a loved one.
if a person loses a family, there are other family members who are present who can compensate for that loss.
We all suffer loss whether it's to do with marriage and divorce, whether it's to do with
love and relationships, whether it's to do with wealth, and money and belongings and possessions, whether it's to do with something even more serious, such as children family, if we suffer personal bereavement.
Indeed, all of these things
constitute a great loss. In fact, a person can lose a limb.
And yet still, they are able to compensate for that loss through other means. In the state of discovery and technology. We can have artificial limbs.
Even people with severe disabilities can still function and try to lead a normal life. It may not be as good as
the life of someone who's not completely disabled, but
they are still able to compensate. Whatever loss we may suffer, whether it's to do with a limb, whether it's to do with wealth, money or possessions, a lot can be compensated for. But for every moment, every second every minute that passes
that second has been lost irretrievably, never will we be that it the wealth and the strength and the power of the universe together, collectively, cannot retrieve that last moment for any human being? For no one.
This is why time is so valuable, so precious.
And the strange thing is
we save pennies and squander pounds.
We're always trying to save money. We're always calculate
whether we make a loss or whether we don't. And in fact, throughout the
last panel Adana uses the language of trade.
Because that's what human beings are, like. We understand loss and gain, profits and loss through the language of money, of trading, of commerce, of buying and selling. And so throughout our lives actually use that language to help us understand in one verse, women and nasem, initially enough sort of development of RT,
and they are those of the people who sell their souls, seeking the pleasure of Allah in another verse in the lush that are minimal.
the anila homegirl, Jelena Indeed Allah has purchased the souls and the wealth of the believers
in return for gem
in the Hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, in the salon de la jolla and in the Sonata La Jolla know that the product of a lot is expensive, know that the products of Allah is expensive. And what does the profit some of the love it was referred to as the products which is expensive. The products of a large is expensive, what does he refer to the gentleman?
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, gentlemen, he doesn't in not in as many words but he's speaking of gender. And he says, indeed, the product of Allah referring to gentlemen is expensive. And are countless verses throughout the program in one verse speaking about those who are misguided from our ob hat ijarah, to whom that trade was not profitable.
Those who sell those who purchased misguidance and give guidance and payments, those who purchase the life of the world and who sell and give in exchange their life of the Hereafter, such people from Arabic to Java, that trade was not profitable.
So the language of trade and commerce is one which helps us understand and that's what love is original has used here. And same in the Hadeeth as well, a loss as well as in the limb son and nephew horse. By time indeed man is in great loss. And in the heavy throw sort of loss in the love it will send them says, of our life and our bus of the Alabama nicollet Mall and FEMA, federal minimum NASS for that are two blessings. Many people are at a great loss in these blessings. And those two blessings are health, welfare, and free time. And I will still expand on that later. So a lot was original tells us that Ma'am, Allah swears by time and saves by time
men is in a state of great loss.
One of the reasons why a person is in a state of great loss is that with the passage of time
we deteriorates. It's the law of the universe, that things with the passage of time don't necessarily improve not by themselves. But the innate inherent law and property of everything. Every single thing is that it decays and deteriorates.
Minerals decay and deteriorate.
Items decay and deteriorates.
Matter decays and deteriorates over time, there's always a decline or deterioration,
a decay, a loss. And this continues, and it's it has a snowball effect. Now
this is true for a human being in every way, mentally, physically, physically.
A person reaches a certain age after which one witnesses of physical deterioration and a decaying of the body and a decaying of the faculties of the mind.
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sort of the unseen woman my middle name is Sophia Hulk, of an IRA.
And whoever we give age, we flip him I will reverse and in creation.
As we get older, we witness a natural decay and deterioration in our physique in our strength and our natural abilities. And that's the same for the brain.
No matter how intelligence how sharp,
the brain undergoes decay and deterioration, and the decline.
And although we witnessed this decline, this decay and deterioration everything else, there's one thing
of which we are negligent and neglectful. Even though there is decay and deterioration, there also and that is in the spiritual state of
just as a person decays and deteriorates and declines physically and mentally. His or her spirituality also decays and deteriorates. Since then, innate, inherent natural intrinsic property of everything is to decay and to deteriorate. When we are born. We are born in a pure spiritual state
From the moment of birth, our environment
affects us, it influences. And depending on the environment, a person can improve or suffer a decline and deterioration. And as a person grows old,
there is a natural decay, decline and deterioration. There's no inertia, what up what I mean is
one shouldn't think that if I'm not exposed to ill influences, then I won't become any worse. I will remain, I may not become better, but I won't become worse. So I won't be, I won't witness any decline or decay or deterioration in my spiritual state.
So our reasoning is, if I'm exposed to good influences, I will improve if I'm exposed to ill influences, I will deteriorate, and I will suffer a spiritual decline. But if I'm neither exposed to good nor evil, I will remain in a constant state of spirituality, neither for the worse nor for the better, at some true.
The reason is,
if if anyone or anything is left in its natural state, without any influence, they will still suffer decay and decline, there is no inertia, there is only one constant in the universe and that one constant is change.
And a person continues to change all the time. And unless there is something positive in the environment, or in the surroundings, that change won't be for the better it will be for the worse, it will be a gradual deterioration. This is the meaning of what are asked in the in Santa Luffy. hos. By time indeed man is in a state of loss. He undergoes deterioration to clay and decline, not just physically and mentally, most importantly, spiritually. In fact, that's mentioned in another verse of the Quran in much more error terms. Allah says with Dina was the tomb or to be seen in wahala. Better than Ameen. Allah swears by three things again, in his creation, what Dena was a tune
by the fig and the olive
was we'll be seeing and by Mount Sinai, will have the ability, I mean, and by this secure city. So in the second verse, Allah swears by Mount Sinai in the third verse laspeyres, by mount la swears by the city sacred and secure city of Makkah. But in the first verse, Allah swears by the fig and the olive. So what's the connection between the fig and the olive and Mount Sinai and the sacred secure city of Mecca? In reality, this is a metaphor. The fig and the olive are both references to another sacred place. Just as in the third verse, Allah swears by the sacred and secure city of Makoto makara, a place of worship a holy blessed and sacred City, where prophets wat lived, prayed,
worshipped and preached and invited.
And just like Mount Sinai, sacred spot, where Allah spoke to his prophets, Musa alayhis salam. In the first verse, Allah has the ritual through the fig and the olive, as a metaphor refers to another sacred place where prophets lived were born, preached invited, and where they spoke to alarm communicated with him. And through him law communicated with his creation. And what is that place? It's actually a city of Jerusalem, they did this through the fig and the olive. So by baitul, muck this by Jews by Mount Sinai by macatawa. These are the three things which alas swears by so what's the message of the oath?
Look at holopainen insanity excellent, the Queen Filmora that was filosofi. Indeed, we have created man in the best mode.
Now as philosophically, then we reduced him to the lowest of the low.
That's that natural deterioration in the livina am and we're animals sorry, had follow him agile Aveda mamnoon. Again, Allah says there is only one thing which curves which checks which stops this natural decline, this decay this deterioration and what is that check? What is that stop? What prevents that deterioration actually lifts the person in the livina animal army the assignee had except for those who believe in who do good deeds. Same here while I was in Santa Luffy house in the Medina and Wyoming was side. By time indeed man is in the states of great loss except for those who believe and who do good deeds.
A lot of Agila has good. So, the only check the only curb the only thing that prevents decay and deterioration and decline is bad faith, belief and good deeds, not loss aversion has given all of us a limited amount of time.
How do we
how do we spend that time in a hobby related by a man
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On the day of reckoning
a servants fields will not shift from his place until he is questioned about five things.
And remember he FEMA for now? Wang Shabaab he FEMA,
he will be questioned about his age, his life.
Where did he spend it?
his youth? Where did he wile away his youth, his wealth?
Where did he acquire it? For How did he dispense with it? And number five is knowledge. What did he do with his knowledge?
But the first two things concerns which is
a service feats will remain firmly planted and won't shift from his place on the Day of Judgment until he is questioned, until he satisfactorily answers these questions about five things. And the first one is his life, his age, what did he do with his age? And number two, is youth. Now interesting? Why be questioned? Surely, if he's questioned about his life and his age, that includes his youth.
So why be questioned specifically about youth again, as because of its importance? Allah has the will, gives a person man or woman in their youth, the height of their strength, and the best of their faculties? They are at their peak, Allah has given them life, strength, intelligence, understanding, ability, limbs, organs of body, what do they do with that body? Are they grateful to Allah? Or are they I'm grateful to him. And one expression of gratitude is to use the gift that you have been given in the manner that the one who gives you the gift, desires and wishes.
Gratitude is not just a variable. Gratitude is also practical. If you give someone a gift, and your hope is that this valuable, expensive gift which I give this person, they will use it, remember me thereby, and they will use it for the purpose that I have given it.
If you give someone a gift, and to your face, they say, thank you. They express the verbal gratitude and appreciation, they acknowledge the gift, but then they go away. You then later come to learn that after the verbal expression of gratitude, and thanks, the gift was wasted.
It was left aside, never used again, never referred to again. It was never used for the purpose that you gave the gift, in fact, worse. It was actually abused. How would you as a donor of that gift, feel, despite the initial verbal expression of thanks and gratitude? Would you be pleased? Would you be enlightened? Or would you be insulted, hurt and offended? Would you feel that I tried to win the favor of this person, and I tried to please them. I tried to bring joy to their hearts and happiness to myself by giving them this gift, and they wasted it and abused it. That love will turn to hate, that joy will turn sorrow.
Their happiness will turn to great disappointment
and an insult and an effects. Because despite the verbal expression of gratitude, there was no practical gratitude. In fact, the opposite there was abuse of that gift. Now let's place ourselves in the position of the recipient of a loss laws blessings and gifts. Allah has given us eyes is the senses, the heart, limbs of the body, the mind. And a lot has told us how to use these gifts in the obedience of
not just be verbally grateful for
be practically grateful. One of the first verses which are aside from the beginning was when
speaking about money
A day that we have made night and day, two signs and the verse ends with
and so that you may be crave.
Allah has given us night and day Allah has given us time so that we may pop time to good use and be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. What will our relationship be with Allah if we fall from expressing verbal gratitude and practical gratitude and using time as a gift as a precious gift, if we actually abuse it, what will be our relationship with the law?
As time passes, we do undergo a natural deterioration. And that's why one Hadith Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, so have you played by Mahatma Muslim and many others? This shows that you know with the passage of time, man naturally declines deteriorates and grows worse. spiritually. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Yes,
we ship woman with Nan. So Alan man when
he says, Man grows old, but two things in him grow younger.
as men grows old, two things in him grow young. The two things are his desire and greed for wealth, and his greed and desire for a longer life.
These two things which are not commendable.
In the Quran, in these two things, less than desire and greed for wealth, and a longer life and attachment to the dunya These aren't commendable things. And yet also last on the law. It says as man grows older, rather than becoming more wise, more holy, war spiritual, these two things actually grow in their intensity and become younger in him that shows that natural decline and deterioration. This is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam advised the companions or the alarm, time and time again how to spend their lives to realize their true purpose in the world. Not to waste their time. This is the most important thing not to waste time.
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that's why we have been advised to seize the opportunity to value time to appreciate time to capitalize on this time. Before we lose it before something else comes in sorted and worn out of home. lockers original says yeah, you're Latina, amarula unwelcome Allah Allah de commande de la la liga folder ecohome Hospital onefootball minmatar sokhna common
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Allah says all believers, do not let your wealth and your children distract you from the remembrance of them.
And whoever does this, it allows himself or herself to be distracted by their wealth and their children, their loved ones, for all Africa who has it all, then these are the losers. Real loss is not the loss of wealth. It's not the loss of possessions. Real loss is
when a person allows themselves to be distracted by their dunya from the remembrance of love from their true purpose and says that declares it categorically then the verses continue. What unphysical mean matters aka come and spend that wealth which we have given you.
before death comes upon one of you. And then at the time of death. One of you says or below that curtain either actually believe Oh my Lord, give me some rest bites, delay my death, just a short while. Why?
So that I'm a given charity, welcome, Minnesota, he may become one of the PI's we will only realize at the time of death or close to death.
Let us realize before that time
because a lot has original saves towards the end. Why don't you get a lot of sun either
allow will never delay the death of any soul when it's fixed time arrives. And on the Day of Judgment, we will be told I want a man milkmaids that Gaddafi him into
a community. Did we not give you enough life does not give you enough of an age I would imagine miracle does not give you such an age, Maya to that girl feed him into that car. That one who would take
would have taken heat in that age, which are akuna V and the Warner Cable.
And what was the Warner according to one interpretation, and a number of narrations, that Warner is old age, old age is a warning
that Your time has come.
So Allah has given us time and an age, we should use that time and age now appreciate value it, capitalize on it, instead of wasting it on other procedures. When the time comes, then we will realize that we haven't collected or gathered anything for the
sake of delight. What are the alarm, relates these quote by Mohali and others? That the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually took hold of his shoulders?
He held the shoulders of Abdullah
and he said to him,
Abdullah, be in the world as though you are a stranger
or a traveler.
Now saying be a stranger or a traveler, there's no dad, let me explain. He said to him be a strange.
What does that mean? When a neat when a new person when a stranger arrives in a new place? They don't know anyone.
They may come with intention of settling.
But since they don't know anyone, they don't get involved in many things. They don't waste their time they keep themselves to themselves.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, oh, Abdullah, treat yourself as a stranger in the world.
This is not your home. This is not your place. You are new, you are a strange or odd little Sabine. In fact, don't treat yourself as just a stranger, treat yourself as a traveler.
And what does a traveler do?
If a traveler step stops, periodically, a service station at the train station at a bus stop. Or a place of transit or an airport?
anywhere? Does the traveler
start preparing comforts and luxuries in that place of transit, but they are only waiting for a few moments at the most a few hours? Or do they tolerate the discomfort?
Do they accept the lack of sleep, the lack of food and drink in the hope and in the knowledge that my real destination is elsewhere, I will rest I will enjoy my food drink and my sleep. When I reach my final destination. It would be stupid of me illogical, lovely, senseless to make this my home knowing that I'm merely in transit.
And the law took hold of the shoulders or up to London and said to him be a stranger, or in fact be a traveler in the world for you are in transit.
And then in the same hobbies related by mom, comedian, his son and there's an additional wedding. What? Enough soccer ball and our Abdullah. So he took hold of his shoulders. And he said to him, I want to
be in the world as though you are a stranger or a traveler? What if sick of a war and count yourself from the people of the graves from now, consider yourself dead?
Consider yourself already one of the ones of the graves. This is not your abode. And that's how the hosta love it who seldom lived himself. Once this habit of the alarm visited him and he was lying down on a map. It was a course maps.
And the maps had left imprints on the profits of the love and ecosystems novel back. So when this How about his bareback? So when they saw his bareback, and the imprint of the coarse rough maps, how about the alarm, explained and said O Messenger of Allah. If you had merely instructed us, we would have laid down some bedding for you. So that leaves the course mats would have not been printed its marks on your noble back. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam replied Miley will or Matt lacquer argument is Davila, Dr. Shara Tamara taraka What was his reply? They said to him, if we had If only we could you could have told us we will have laid down some bedding so that the coursemates would
not have left its imprint on your novel back. He said, Molly, will it done? Yeah. What connection Do I have with the dunya with the world? I am my example is that of a travel
Who's traveling who took shade and rest beneath the tree. Then once he had rested, he rose. And he continued with this journey. The Messenger of Allah described his life on Earth as a sojourn, as a journey and as a period of waiting beneath a tree.
Only two weeks ago in Bali, or last week, actually, in the halifa body, we covered the Hadith. Mm hmm. It relates a hadith. He says, from
see them as well. He says that the things that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to visit his noble daughter,
Fatima will be alive.
When he arrived at her house, she was inside at the Leela and wasn't at home. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam arrived at the door of his own daughter's house.
He turned back
and returned home
when the alarm arrived later, forced him out of the alarm and told him that the prophets my father, the messenger, sallAllahu Sallam came, but he never entered the house. He arrived at the door and then he returned. So I leave the alarm and went to the
went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and inquired in the province of the love while he was in them told him the reason.
The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have come to his daughter's house to visit his daughter. When he arrived at the daughter's house, there was a curtain covering the doorway of his daughter's house, and the curtain had colorful patterns.
So when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam saw the colorful patterns have a curtain covering the doorway of his daughter's house, he found that curtain with its colorful patterns to wear
and distracting and he exclaimed Molly will it dunya what connection Do I have with the world and just seeing the curtain he turned round and returned?
Imagine just a curtain with colorful patterns he found to wear Li and he made the same explanation. Maddie will it dunya what connection Do I have with the world?
Then finally model the alarm and have said let the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam instruct instruct me with whatever he wishes and I will do it.
So, it really Allah asked him the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Tell her to remove it and send it to the house have such and such a family for whom it will fulfill fulfill their need, who are in need. So far the model the alarm and how to remove the curtain with colorful patterns and sent to a needy family. Imagine the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
disassociated themselves from the world. And he wished the same for his own family. And he saw a colorful curtain and he found it to wear. That's how he lived. That's how that's how we constructed this habit of the alarm. So you told him to live no matter the Allahumma or Abdullah holding his shoulders. He said, being the world as though you are a stranger or a traveler. And consider yourself from the people of the grave.
And Abdullah Allahu Allah, he would then whenever he will relate this Hadith, he will tell his students and emammal jarhead one of his students says, I'm delighted. Allah, Allah will relate this hadith to me. And then he he related this to me. And then he said, he said to me, it's his student student, which he said,
when you see the morning,
don't wait for the evening. And when you see the evening, don't wait for the morning.
Until take from your good health.
To prepare for your illness,
and take from your life to prepare for your death.
And then he told me jarhead he said because oh Abdullah, you don't even know what your name will be tomorrow.
ie when evening arrives. In one narration it says for that.
Do not whisper to your soul for the arrival of the morning. And when the morning comes, do not whisper to your soul about the arrival of the evening, ie at any moment your death could arrive. So prepare yourself. That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him what would then have sick a little boo boo, boo boo and count yourself from the people of the grapes.
There are many verses you tell us about this many How are these? Take from your life and prepare in one Hadith Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says repeatedly ma'am hacking. He will have eaten
Almost so that I can sell to others from 7am to like nine bucks or the Allahumma Masuda laughs and the law legal system whilst advising someone said to him a companion, it's been in some some of the humps value appreciates, and capitalize on five things before the arrival of five.
Value five things before the arrival of five and belong
value use value and capitalize on your youth before the arrival of your old age.
Number two was to have like a couple of Sonic and capitalize on your health
before the arrival of your sickness
and number three while in public,
and value appreciate or capitalize on your wealth before your pocket
number four for our publisher Nick, and value appreciates and capitalize on your free time before your preoccupation and number five,
melodic and value appreciates and capitalize on your life before your death.
words of advice from resort of last on the law highly
value your time appreciates value and capitalize on these things. Your youth, before your old age.
Do what you can now what are you waiting for?
We always have these plans.
I'll do this then.
And before you know it once death comes
the saying in English What's life life is what happens when you too busy planning other things.
Life is actually what goes by.
And what happens once we too busy planning other things. And this has been mentioned by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a hoodie. He wants drew a box he took a stick and on the ground in the sand, province of the law and he drew a rectangular box.
on the outer borders, on the side, he drew lines intersecting the outer border.
So imagine a box on the outer border he drew intersecting lines
and then he drew a long line from the bottom, cutting all the way through.
And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said this box is man's life.
And these intersecting lines on the sides, these are the calamities tests, trials, tribulations and desires which striking
sorry, the line is life and the box and he says if these do not defeat him, then death defeats.
We have a limited amount of time.
And in that limited amount of time, we should question ourselves, what are we doing? What are we pursuing? For whose sake and for what?
And if we just reflect on these five things that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, it's been in the humps
seize the opportunity value and appreciate five things and capitalize on five things before five one Shabaab Boko Haram in your youth before your old age,
and a person's young person can do things personal has the strength, the ability
to do a bother to worship last crown hautala this idea that we will worship a lot in old age and young age youth and the rest of one's life is to be spent earning, doing other things pursuing other goals and objectives. What guarantee is there that a person will actually survive till the end
so Shabaab ultimate value your youth before the arrival of old age.
And number two was they had like a couple of satanic and your health before your sickness
before sickness comes, appreciate the gift of good health and worship Allah in that good health.
This is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said and that had these ladies back into life and our bus, Warden V max zero min and now millionaires.
There are two gifts of Allah. Two blessings in which many people are at a great loss to health one for our
and if we look at the words ma boom,
boom doesn't actually originally mean as a loss. It means deception. Again, it's to do with trade and commerce. maamoun is someone who's been swindled, who's been cheated, who's been hoodwinked,
who's been made to pay something extortionate for something trivial.
So, if someone's being deceived, hoodwinked, misled
and swindled in a deal, that person is known as multiple.
So again, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam uses the language of trade, buying, selling and commerce to help us understand. So the original meaning is not lost, the original meaning is deceived, hoodwinked, duped, imagine how we would feel if we paid an extortionate amount of money for something which is worthless.
And we are duped by someone in that trade in that deal. Imagine our anger,
how foolish and how silly, we will fail, while the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam uses the same word maamoun that many people have actually been duped, deceived, hoodwinked, they've been sold short. And they've suffered a great loss of profits, not in wealth, not in trade, not in commerce, not in possessions, but about two things which they have for themselves. And the two things are health and free time, they waste their health,
they are at a loss, and they've been duped, about their health.
And they are losing the value of their health, and they are losing the value of their free time. Many people are so lost, and they've been duped and deceived. And they've been sold short.
When it comes to their health, when it comes to their free time. So the profits, the love it, take from your health now, and appreciate it before the arrival of your sickness. And number three, was in our bubble of
value, appreciate and capitalize on your wealth before your poverty. Interesting question. We all make later worship, practicing observance being good contingent on becoming financially stable. So we all have this idea that let me earn enough let me achieve this. Let me do that. Let me finalize this. Let me settle down, let me earn enough. And then I will be able to do A, B and C. We always make other things contingent on our financial stability. What we euphemistically call financial stability is actually wealth. But how much wealth is sufficient?
So when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, whenever the narc a couple of *ery value your wealth before your poverty, we may say to ourselves, well, I'm not actually wealthy at the moment.
So how does this apply to me? The truth is, every one of us is wealthy enough. If you have food in your stomach,
and a shelter, no matter how meager even for one day and night, you are wealthy, we are wealthy. Otherwise, how much is enough? I remember reading an article A few years ago, and that was a few years ago, not just recently a few years ago, they were talking about the measure of wealth and richness, how much do you need to own in order to join the rich club? And this was a few years ago, and the article actually said, well, millionaires are no longer considered rich. You're not in the rich club. And that was about the UK. You're not in the rich club in the UK, even if you're a millionaire. So they interviewed a number of wealthy people. And since there's this idea, there's
this club mentality that if you're rich enough, then you belong to the rich club. So the question was, how much do you need to own and possess now to belong to the rich club and this was a few years ago, and absolutely, the price has risen since. And you know what the measure of wealth was, in order to join the rich club or to be considered amongst them as one of the Rich Club 100 million pounds. That was a few years ago.
So if they were saying if someone actually has 60 million, 70 million 80 million, they still not considered rich.
Everyone's still trying to earn more. And that's famous for the accolade by mojari. And many of the authors of these prophets Allah Allah, Allah says it beautifully.
If man is the son of Adam had a van
of gold, he would desire a second.
And if he had a second value of gold, he would desire a third. And nothing can fill the vacuum in man, except for the soil of the earth. I his desire to earn more to possess more will never end until He is buried and the soil of the earth eventually fills that need and that vacuum
and we spend our entire lives earning working hard slaving away for what for what purpose and for which and
as I mentioned before, the Latin shahidul the Allahu relates at the prophets Allah love it Salaam was reciting, and how como Taka for the surah that the castle rivalry and one upmanship has distracted you and this will remain the case,
macabre verse of the Quran until you visit the graves. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Men says, my wealth, my wealth, but he has no wealth, except what he has eaten, and therefore expired, or what he has worn and worn out, or what he has given in charity, and therefore sent ahead for himself. He doesn't own any of the wealth besides us. And then the profits a little love it for some season one narration of the head of
Walmart see where that IQ for that one without a cooling NASS and whatever else there is, apart from these three things, then he is about to go, it is about to go. And he is leaving it for other people. It's a beautiful Hadeeth with a very profound meaning. quite simple. If someone has a million pounds of liquid cash in their bank accounts, he or she and others may think they are rich. But the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, He says my wealth, my wealth, always trying to protect it.
It doesn't belong to him.
What belongs to him, is what he's actually eaten. In his name. He's acquired, he's consumed it, he's expired, it's he's exhausted it, he benefited from it, it nourished him, and it's gone. That belongs to him.
Another thing that belong to him is his clothes, which he wore, and wore out.
Since he made good use of them.
They belong to Him, or anything which is given in charity. And he secured the reward of that charity for himself. And apart from that, anything else even if it's a million or 100 million, he spends his night and day worrying about it, grieving over it, protecting it being possessive of it. In fact, it possesses him. But it doesn't belong to him. He's actually looking after it, worrying about it, losing sleepless and losing sleep over it spending sleepless nights, so that he can die, and others may take it after. It doesn't belong to
a very profound heavy.
So we spend our entire lives in the spreadsheet, possible loss of the loved one alayhi wa sallam says, appreciate your wealth now before your poverty, if we think that we are not rich now, how much is actually rich? Before we stop, before we slow down, before we spend time on things that really matter. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, The fourth thing is will for surely appreciate and capitalize on your free time, before your preoccupation. And finally, value your life before your death.
On your piano will be questioned about our life about our time will be specific the question about our youth where we spend our youth, once prophets of the love and evil some of them was walking past the companions house and
part of the house had become weak. And he may even have collapsed because of the rain since that simple homes, and he was repairing a corner of the house. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam walked past and he said, What are you doing? And he said the other sort of law this has been severely damaged and repairing it. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, gentlemen valic, that the matter is swifter than even this, ie maybe you are preoccupied in repairing a shack,
but the matter ie the true matter of life, of reality of death, of reckoning, maybe even swifter than this. How do you know it may strike you before this?
indeed, we have the gift of time.
But I'll be at a loss or are we profitable in that time? The truth is Allah azza wa jal declares, when asked in Santa Fe hos, by time, indeed man is in a great loss. And that means natural decline, decay and deterioration. And there's only one way to stop that decline. Stop that decay, stop that deterioration in the levena. Animal animal side. Except for those who believe in who do good deeds, what the world saw that happen, and who counseled one another to the truth, what the last obese sub and counsel one another to patience and perseverance. I say patience and perseverance because slobber in Arabic doesn't just mean patience, I in the face of adversity and calamity, Saba in
patience, and perseverance it means both that means remaining.
in a good state, remaining steadfast in the face of adversity and calamity. And the meaning of patience, the meaning of sub, is not just patience as we know it, but it means remaining stat firm and steadfastness on the obedience of last,
even in difficulty, even in adversity. And there are verses of the Quran that show that, in fact, in the head, even in the Arabic language, sub means much more than just patience as we understand it in other languages. So what else are we supposed to cancel one another, and exhort one another, to patience and perseverance. This is the only thing which checks a person's deterioration to clay decay, and decline. I pray that last round of water Allah enables us to understand we allow make sense amongst though male lawmakers amongst those who value
the life the age and the time which Allah has given us male lawmakers amongst those who are not at a loss when it comes to the life and the time that we have been given will lie because amongst those who are and what many who do who do good deeds, were lawmakers amongst those who counsel one another, to the truth and patience and perseverance. As I said, and I'll end with this, the it's a very short sword, they've only reflected on its meaning. Mushaf if you're African law here, they said, if people were to reflect only on this sort of legacy at home, the sort of alone would be sufficient for and the companions How about have your luck and some of them when they would meet
before parting company, and before saying their final farewell and their final Salaam, they would actually recite the sewer of the plan to each other. As a reminder, it's full of meaning I've hardly done anything approaching justice. So even a portion of the sorta but I pray that Allah enlightens us with with the words of the plan and with its meaning and message was a lot was an act he was suited for being a pre med. While he was in chronic lung what
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