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Ramadan360 Day 04 – A Mountain of Pride
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Then have it in excess that leads you away from the path of truth that you enter into Hollyanne where he had no foresee who will confirm that if you have the enrichment in your heart in your soul, then this is all that you truly will need and be surprised by that in Edit Virginia on O'Malley Daniela Korea, because if your soul cannot enjoy contentment and be able to say this is enough insufficient, then the wealth of the world in its entirety will not suffice you heal cada it is to have an accepted contentment with your circumstance fell exam, maintain it in life that could Melaka you will rule over all things like a king. One go to 11 gender or Dounia bhi hurrah having the habit
okay well carefully, and look to the one who gathered the splendor in the riches of the world that they departed with anything other than cotton sheets that enshrouded them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala greatest as the Prophet said, and Marina VEDA nets
in wealthiness, and self sufficiency is what is in your soul, it's how you consider your life. Right is is more important in the in determines in the things that are not metric. Risk is in the contentment of heart, in the friends that you can confide in and have in support. The great risk of the Prophet I sell about the likes of Abu Bakr so do for the man who bought the great risk of our Navy is on the Levant he was setting limits Khadija and I shall Allah and putting the great rest of our videos I sell me this grandchildren and I said we're saving. The great risk of the Prophet in this dunya is that he had a heart that had no malice towards others, even those who sought to harm
him and Ron Gibson's Allah who was sitting in a cafe neck and Mustang team. Allah says, I will be the one who will suffice you against those who ridicule you, because the prophets hearts Allah was incapable of having such callousness that he could not fall out, see and see those same people in a better condition if they came to a moment of truth and love for Allah.
So Allah said, I will be the one to deal with that we have met some Allah mighty person.
No Halle, his Salah, the first of messengers was given a mandate by Allah. This mandate necessitated that his people would have to give up some of the vices that they have begun to practice. The first and foremost was that they began to establish connections of worship, love and fear for other than Allah. And Allah, the prophets, I said, Lim tells us in the authentic hadith of Imam and Buhari, that it took almost more than 10 generations from people to stray from the truth of towhee into beginning to worship and attempt to worship idols and things that are reprehensible in that time. How did it begin? What debt was where our booth away? Oh, and these were names of righteous people.
They were celebrated ancestors and elders. And it's such an important archaeological and anthropological per logical subtlety in
the very essential stories of aboriginal cultures of Native Indian cultures that describe the Great Spirit, the great the God of all gods, all of them have an essence of Tawheed. But where you see that Schimke begins to enter is they begin speaking about their ancestors, there's a reverence for their ancestors, the people who were here before us, there is a connection to them, that goes just beyond that these were nice people or they had, you know, they sacrificed for us or they moved from one place to another, it comes to a place where you see that there was a moment where the shaitan entered into this conversation and turn the key that led towards you. The prophet describes this
hadith in Bukhari by saying that the righteous amongst their community when they would pass away that people would commemorate them by retaining some of their clothing or some of their cushions or things that symbolize them. And there was no negative effect in the first generation or second people say, you know, your grandfather, your great grandfather, your great great grandfather, this is what he used to wear. This is where he used to say, this is his the staff that he used to hold this
typical, the crown that he used to wear, and it would be honored in that way, but by the time it came to the 10th generation, those artifacts became relics, that if you need something, go speak to your grandfather, great, great, great, great, great grandfather, you can ask him he's one who was so legendary, he was now be made into a mythological figure.
And people now began to seek to take baraka to seek to take blessing to seek to protect themselves from harm, by calling out to these very same names. Nora, Allah is Allah, Allah Subhana Allah Allah sends it to bring people back to the week that there is no power, no authority, no place to turn but Allah Now Hola, whatever with a levy that, that there is nothing that you depend on and must reject all others before you can come to the truth of Allah le EDA. You know what, that when they asked him what is it that you've come with and your mandala, Bala Camila, he wrote that your worship your commitment, the word worship here the context of it cannot cope with duty. It is a completion of
love, and humility, before an object or replace or a thing seeking increase or protection from decrease.
This is what they wanted from their idols. If you were to ask them, like in second, I said it a lot. A lot, you asked a boo created the heavens and the earth, they would say it is a loss of how to attack. Sometimes within our societies as Muslims, we have the same problem.
You know, there's a huge, huge picture of a loved great grandfather or grandfather for a community for a family. And it's almost as if people say, you know, he's looking down upon us now, right you, you can kind of see that in some other cultures hamdulillah as Muslims, we seek to be protected from this, but that veneration that it almost becomes an iconic deification. It's also what happened to a Saudi set up and others. There's that progress towards that. And that's why Muslims were very careful with things like pictures, that there were sculptures at the time of the prophets. I said, there were master artists at the time of the prophets of Allah he was sending. There were people who
could capture his image for us, and do it with incredible precision. But that was never done. It wasn't done not because nobody loved the product. I didn't want to remember him. But because the memory that is meant to last is meant to be what he came with, not the physicality of his person, peace and blessings be upon him. Some of Allahu alayhi wa sallam
knew what causes people to go heat. And they reject
Allah Subhana Allah says for 950 years, I mean, it's important to contextualize what this means that new array is set up generation after next. It's not everybody in this society lived for so long. And it's not necessarily that this is
a condition where Allah subhanho wa Taala
has made newer, anything other than a miracle for his people. He is out living generations. And each and every consecutive generation their lifespan was short, he would call them to go eat but they would go further away from the truth, they would go further away from the truth, they go further away from the truth. Allah subhanho wa Taala invites Nora alayhis salam to continue calling in me that I will do him play alone when I have he says Allah day and night, night and day I'm calling them to you will imagine I can't find any of them. None of them receptive, except a few of the family members in my household. Those who are missing is his wife. And what a incredible statement
and sort of the hurry. Well thought of Allah who method and the levena Catherine. Allah gives an example of disbelief, a moron attack, the wife of no one brought utter loot and the wife of lot 200 Allah, Allah is going to say I'm going to tell you about the disbelievers. And then he names prophets of Allah their family. It's an incredible statement in the next is well not Allah Masha Allah Deena avonmore. And Allah gives an example to those who believe in the wife of Pharaoh the greatest tyrant of historical figures. And such Allah draws for us this important principle, that truth is not recognized through connection and relationship. Truth is not assumed through bloodline
and through Berridge true within the acceptance of it is
not guaranteed for any of us, for ourselves, our homes and our families. And Allah subhanho wa Taala wants you to know from very early on in the Quran, that you must approach a lot, you must remain vigilant ponto II, you must be reminded of your family, as you pro him was of the importance of la ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad Rasool Allah and consistency and constancy in prayer. Can you imagine Ibrahim alayhis salam asks Allah, where did nobody whoever the Buddha, a slab, protect me
and my children from worshipping idols, Ibrahim, that's one of the people I mean, Sarah, how could it be? The one who smashed the idols fears the fear that he would, he could, at any time, lose some connection with Allah that leads him further away from truth because that's the reality. There are things in our life that we adore, that we love. There are tests that can come that can shake faith.
I want to share something personal with you.
Last night, after salatu tarawih I visited the house of Musa Seddon one of the dear family friends in our community here in Perth. I'm prominent Turkish family Mashallah. His son 22 years old, was working first day of Ramadan.
He was driving
a rescue vehicle, a truck that he was helping to elderly women 70 years old.
Rick, you know, helping them with their car from one place to another and come to the Lahoma
they were in a collegiate head on. And he instantaneously passed away two hours before breaking fast on the first day, on the one
hand a lot and incredible test.
Some of the things that you and I feel the most.
In Nigeria, you were in the late arogya rune is the loss of a son and daughter, candlelight. You know, it's unbelievable what pain that would bring.
But of greater loss is that you have a zombie who walks this world disconnected from a bond
is that you have a son or a daughter whose Eman is not existent.
Whose physical state whose breath in and out is present whose consumption is present, who's physically next to you. But they are so far away from Allah from you.
And so Pamela as I was leaving his home after making a small talk for the hundreds who were gathered, each and every night, gathered there in their home.
I give a short talk to the young man as well.
He said, he said he put his hand on my knee, he said Sokoloff here
Alhamdulillah. He died with Eman labwork.
Hamdulillah he died with email
normally, his setup
With a son whose pride was bigger than the mountains
knew I was told to warn this people that if they don't maintain the truth
that the condition of their life that they pride themselves on their wealth in the rain, the vegetation will depart.
And it is Allah who's in control.
So they reject so Allah began to remove their Baraka.
The heavens dried up
the heavens dried up
and the earth began
to not fruit.
The Earth began to not share its Baraka as it was their livestock began to do to die.
And Allah Subhana Allah says
that this is a test
that if they were to come to the truth, I will open it for them.
colinas Del Piero will have better Allah said Say to them yeah, no. Make it still foul to Allah. Ask Allah to forgive you. Your silly sama la convent Rob. He will return the heavens again with its rain and Baraka. When you did come to the N word in Weber Nina where John lacunae jedna thing where John Zachman how he will help you with your vegetation and your prosperity and your children. Everything will be provided for you and will give you the strength that you so seek from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada Malik. Malik. What's wrong with you? Let's have journalists that you are
that you don't seek to find your strength and your honor with Allah subhanho wa taala.
After years of drought, Nora has ordered to build the ship in what is done with desert. No Grievers don't see people begin to ridicule them
his family those who disbelieve are ashamed of his wife back now visit his son is distinct from
a new and maintained maintains the course Leila when a house are night and day I will invite you to the truth.
Until finally Nora makes the DUA that we know with the Quran. Oh Allah Breeden down the righteous punishment upon these people. Allah subhana wa Tada betekenis Emma be mad he wouldn't have it. I opened the heavens and it hammered the Dow with rate with a gentleman out the earth erupted with its aquifers and its water and the land began to flood and a tsunami entered upon them. And everybody runs to the ship who has faith in Allah subhana wa Tada. And it's at this moment that the son sees that everything the father said was true.
So no, Akira is the moment of pride that leads to the bounty.
Allah says in sort of who winner that no Holic now, even after all of this noise heart as a father, my son era Cabana, come to the ship. When attacco mal Catherine do not be like those who remain unbelievers. Come on the ship means enter into your belief and left Illa law because I will never change what is wrong to be what is right just because you're my son. I will not give you access just because you have a blood connection to me, or that I raised you or that you may make a parental claim on me. This isn't my ship. This ship is the ship of salvation. It is a representation of gender and hellfire. It is a representation of truth and falsehood. Yep, and then y'all can make the
choice to ride with Eman with us.
Or less illegible I don't need you.
I don't need you. I don't need your ship. I don't need your God. I don't need your faith. I'm going to climb that mountain. I can see myself the audacity
of a corrupt soul. I am my own god, I am the one who makes decisions. I am the one who decides I
will be the one
who can make my own path I am free. I choose.
Allah subhanho wa Taala corrects that miss understanding the base assumption.
There is no i It is only Allah subhana we're tired.
And as he begins to head up the mountain
new continues with his hand outstretched come back come to the truth come to faith. And his son begins to climb in Sunset his father says Lao Sigmobile no protection is there today in Emory law from the order of Allah in them and rushing except the one who has been given rushman me the Eman faith will have a document for Canada within a fee and the waves crashed. And he saw his son drown before he
may Allah Subhana Allah protect us from seeing any of our children any of our loved ones any of our
dear and beloved to our hearts in any condition other than to heat and in any condition other than happiness and safety Allah
may Allah subhanho wa Taala allow all of us to live
Just to the truth, and that we are guides of their hearts and their behavior, that Allah Subhana Allah saves us from the feet now of knew that he was tested with Allah from me. But may Allah also has learned from the laws given to us through new toys test three important laws I want you to maintain with yourself and your family.
First, my dear brother, my dear sister,
is know that he Daya is only in the hand of Allah
and that he died of Russia, the day of us inviting people to the truth is not necessarily going to be the Hey Dahlia that enters into the heart. You and I are commanded to continue day in day out even to the last moment even to the moment where the waves are crashing, to have our hand outstretched, our commitment to invite into the truth, our desire to bring them back. Our door is open for them on the condition of being right with Allah. But we are a conditional people in our households, there is no
legitimizing what is illegitimate.
There is no turning from truth to that which is turning falsehood into that which is truth.
Finally, in sha Allah,
I wish to move on to the second section in that is we learned that the power of Allah is absolute, that Allah subhanho wa Taala the one who is
by question of his decisions in this life and in the next, Allah says law, you said what if you said would Allah is not question but they will be the ones who are held accountable in question by him Subhana wa Jai,
that we have to understand that there will be a times tests in life that require for you and I to have to work through the problem, seeking the solution. But recognizing in our heart that perhaps the solution we seek is not the resolution Allah will give
no Alayhis Salam is not a negligent father, no Alayhis Salam did not
fail in educating his wife and son of the truth. No Alayhis Salam is not one who had or could have changed his parental techniques, nor Alayhis Salam is not one who mistreated his son. And for this reason the toxic relationship manifests in this way.
Sometimes there are bad things that will occur even to good people. And the power of Allah is absolute. You and I must be reconciled in our heart, that there will be a time of tests that are bitter, and it's not because we deserve them. And they are not a punishment from Allah. Allah is not punishing new way.
By turning his son's faith away from the truth, Allah is not punishing newer, by causing his family not to adhere to the truth. And sometimes we have this callous disregard in our communities where somebody is experiencing a trauma and a difficulty in their household. And there's these whispers or this this stigmatization that is made, or you know, if they paid more attention when they were younger, things would have turned out different. Perhaps, you know, this child didn't get enough love at home, you know, these kind of sinful whispers sinful gossip.
That is not entirely ever necessarily true.
There are moments of it that are true, there are toxic relationships, yes, but not all bad outcomes were because of bad beginnings. Sometimes people made bad decisions for themselves, irrespective of the love they were dealing with their families. And Allah wants you as a believer to know that perhaps in your life, you may have this test. Perhaps in your life he will see it as the prophet site some Allah Allah He was saying, the Prophet SAW uncle's double,
you know, Abu Lahab, the village of the Quran, cursed and condemned in the Quran, even in our citation to this day and uncle to the prophets I say
the uncle will pilot the father of any given avatar.
The father of you know the grades are the brother of Hamza, the brother of, of
Java. These people did not come to faith even though
The one calling the one living with the one embedded with them is their home. So in all current circumstance, I want you to remember the word Allahu Akbar. It's the first thing you're going to say in the in the ears of your newborn.
Then the first word that we heard entering into this world, is that Allah put this child into my arms, and I turned them so in their right ear, I begin to softly say Allah, Akbar, Allah, Akbar, Allah, Allah.
Then last thing you and I want to hear is the man standing at our janazah and saying, Allah, Akbar. That's why Salaat agenda is full of technial.
Because the sum of your life is the other that is made for you that you hope to enter the rest of your life and to be or that is made for you as you enter into your grades.
But even in hearing that, Allah, Allah luck, I wanted to reverberate to your heart, a law is greater than the trauma you find yourself in. Allah is greater than the difficulty you are in Allah is greater than the challenge that is found in your household. Allah is greater than the one who is straying from the truth. Allah is greater than the love you have for a child or a member of your household who has left the path. Allah is more important to you that Allahu Akbar
must permeate in your heart and your mind as you move forward through the challenges of life. And each and every time you hear that each and every time you raise your hand, in tech up from each time you say, Allah, Akbar, as you said, before Allah, put all of this on your shoulder and as you fall into Heroku, and let it fall off.
As you put your head into the ground, let it soak away from you in your dua to Allah, Allah, who
what other condition could know have that desire Allah Who?
When Allah subhana, WA, tada, lead us and our homes do that which is righteous, and that which is blessed Allah.
no, asks a lot. One of the moving sections of solitude is that after the ship
has found its stability,
and after they have been sailing for a number of days, new is painted, his heart remains, it's called a lot.
And not because we assume the power of Allah is complete.
Not because everything in our heart reassures us of the outcome. That doesn't mean we cannot converse with a lot and ask for questions of our Imams, on account of some of the conditions that we have met.
Whenever they're doing
a new summit that calls out to Allah.
Or law, you promised that you would save me and my family, actually, my family
but you drowned you cause you let my son not come to faith, oh Allah.
My son drowned before me.
He says, Yeah, Allah, my son, he has not come to faith, he drowned in front of me, oh Allah. How am I going to continue in life?
Allah Subhana Allah Allah says, that no one asks Allah in Nahimic equity.
He is from my family, you promised to save my family or lions from my bloodline? And Allah says in there who lays me into who I am and who Sire, rather, he is not from your family, he is chosen, he has chosen the Act and the sinful deviance that has made him more family to see than he is to you.
And I want you to kind of hear the context of that and understand
that there must there comes a point in our life, where at times we must move through the pain of the loss of a loved one seen of the loss of a loved one to the Dounia we must move past keeping adjust in our heart and finding a angst between us and Allah subhana wa Adana that we put in our heart and desire to free up
We're self of that burden and to let things return to Allah in new Holly's setup, asking Allah How has this occurred where in a way that can help keep your promises always true? Allah answers by saying that my promise was your family meeting the family of faith and the family of truth. And that those who are at variance to it hope combated, who removed themselves from it, that you must have in your heart, a love for Allah, a love for Mohammed olive for the deed that allows you to accept them with their phone as they are calling them to truth, while at the same time putting a barrier from their toxicity at Gulf entering into your home and infecting others.
And it's a very difficult, difficult balance. It's very difficult for me at times to say to somebody whose son is on drugs, living a party life, choosing a way of haram, giving up their soda, Reek re re
revitalizing and nature and nature of haram that they seek to have everything in a in a status quo. I can live my life but I can still live in your home and eat your food and, uh, you know, I'm I'm just like everybody else. The answer is no. When a person has mature in sin, when a person has made choices that become harmful to you and your family. When a person has taken a path that is causing an ID degeneration of our Eman, removing us from that which is consistent in our heart that detrimental in its effect in our households. There must be effective decisions to keep love between us but in a conditional sense that barriers must be drawn and toxic narratives must be put
to an end that they do not hurt and unbalanced and make an imbalance in other spheres of our life.
lecom Dino Campania de Subhan Allah, lacunae de novo Maja deep, there is a way for you and there is a way for me.
All of this requires hikma. All of this requires attention to detail. All of this requires to be guided by pious hearts. All of us this should not be done done with callousness or upsell pride. I am better than you. All of this should not be done at the expense of seeing a future better person in them. And I wish to leave with BUSA as a final thought
when Musa killed the man in Egypt, it was the reason that led him to the path of Prophethood
I want you to think about that. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the desert to Musa in that mountain when he arrives, what I'll tell you to alayka Mahat better Bibi I clothed you with my love yeah Musa even as a young child I protected from the love of Allah to Musa was that Musa would commit that capital crime of taking another soul unjustly. He thought it was justice but it was in error.
Had Musa not done that he would have remained in Egypt have Musa not dogmatic would not have led many Assad fill out
our anger with an individual. Our barrier with an individual is not that we cannot assume they will be better later. But we deal with them as they are today. But I will draw is for their Betterment into the future. Allah loved Musa even though he had just committed manslaughter, not for what he had done then or who he was then, but for what he will be that Allah knows he will be and such as the baraka of the dua of the mothers of Musa, his true mother and his surrogate mother, his adoptive mother, such as the baraka of the people of Betty Israel, he asked for someone to help them that Allah raises an unlikely character. May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah allow us the honor of being in
the life of those who are difficult bad characters today to move them into better characters tomorrow. May Allah never allow our hearts to give up on any of our families in an absolute sense. May Allah allow us to protect ourselves from them, but that we are always
callers to them as new wives. Yeah, Buddha young man. Oh my son come on the ship come to the truth, but I won't let you on without it as a necessity or something more recently visit with Eric Agassi now Mohammed, I pray that Allah subhana wa Tada protects our EMA the image of our children and our children's children and generations to come. melmerby q&a Regular in our prayers consistent in our iba May Allah subhanho wa Taala allow it to be reasonably influence for our future generation. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our hearts to those who are on the fringe of our communities and families. May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to work in the hearts of those who have turned away from
him to turn them to the Truth by his power and leaving the Daiya May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease and comfort. May Allah subhana wa ala make our Ramadan blessed with the dahlia blessed with his light blessed with his guidance blessed with the Quran blessed with pa May Allah subhanho wa Taala make our cin one of the heart and one of the mind that one of the body may Allah subhana wa
increases and not deprive us. May Allah protect us from the suddenness of death in our families and homes. May Allah subhanho wa Taala assistance
and not assist other others against us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala uplift us in our times of sorrow and sadness. Make the Quran a reason for our comfort. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us our trespasses and our mistakes in life by ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada make this Ramadan Ramadan change a time where we come back to Allah subhanho wa Taala and ways better than what we have intended for our own selves that Allah gives us more he died that we thought we could to assume and practice. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us the people of the Quran Ramadan and outside Ramadan. May Allah allow us to live as Imams with the communities calling them to righteousness in our own spheres of influence.
May Allah subhana wa Allah give us joy and comfort in our children in our homes. May Allah subhanho wa Taala allow you to fulfill your cry for today and to break your fast with ease and comfort that you receive the joy of your past and on the Day of Judgment. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make your breath fragrant with the fasting breath. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah allow us the honor of calling to what the prophets I send a call to, to what new call to May Allah subhana wa to Allah grant us the sooner of our Habib Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the loss of kindness to Allah uplift us with his tradition and his way and his modality of life. May Allah make us love what he loved and
hate when he hated. May Allah subhanho wa Taala inspire our children to the Quran and it's memorization of its practice and its lifestyle. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah protect us from the evil that lurks in the dark, the darkness of the hearts of men the darkness that is in our heart, may Allah Subhana Allah Allah removed from us the pain of debt, and the pain of need towards others. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make our love unconditional to him alone and make us of those who are seeking Him when others have turned away from May Allah make our previously have greater worth and quality than our public life. May Allah subhanho wa Taala increase our Taqwa this month of Ramadan
and maintained it for us until another Ramadan Allah has been personally now mad sad now whenever you know Mohamed Salah who it
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your sessions or you like to leave us speechless shift Subhanallah or Ramadan is not complete without the odd from shake Yeah. And subhanAllah such a groundbreaking lecture Miller would you immensely for inspiring us and for for just tuning us in Subhan Allah over the past hour Milla except from you and your family and especially right as you're beginning your fast, keep us in your the eyes as well as you are in ours. And inshallah we look forward to seeing you very soon. I know we have you again for Ramadan 360 In about a week or so, and inshallah we will be better able to benefit again from you Subhanallah you blown us out of the water this time and we look forward to
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recommend those of you who are coming on Facebook and YouTube Alhamdulillah we leave the recordings up, but it's just a lot more convenient to have them all in one place and just do it to come back to them at the same place as well. Zainab, does that go up here for being probably the only person who watches the welcome videos, I appreciate you. Alright, guys, so I want to jump into the car and reflect. We keep changing the name by the way. We had two names last year and I'm still tripping up with them. Wishes said to seem a Santa Monica marthaler shift. I know you've been waiting very very patiently with us and hamdulillah let me just add you to the screen. How're you doing today? Why
don't you sit down with the law I'm well hamdulillah
amazing to have you back. Now I do have to do one thing before I pass it off to you in sha Allah. Because we take you for granted in the muggle world that Hamdulillah we know who you are. We know all the amazing classes you teach. You've taught martial law online virtually, you've got your recorded class with a mother of online martial you're in every aspect of the of the among the world. But I know there are students who are new to the amount of experienced martial people who are coming in for the first time for Ramadan. 360 or who've only ever attended Ramadan. 360. And they're curious, who is this shift was teaching for and reflect us this entire month? Mashallah, can you
give us a little bit of your background or a little bit of your story so that we can kind of get to know you a bit better?
I guess. I have one of those stories. That's it's hard to tell a little bit of it.
Okay, so I was born in the United States. I was born actually in the south in Georgia.
You know, raised in the US in college and just fast forward to college.
I studied design and psychology. After college I went to go study at the summit, University of Medina where I got a degree in Shediac in Islamic law. Since graduating from Medina, I've been working with a Muslim handler, I can't believe it's been so long. Actually, it's 10 years now, coming up to 10 years. I taught my first class in 2012. So now 2022, scatola
10 years and I know the motive if you go to the monitor website, my bias still says, fresh new instructor young instructor and I'm like, this is like 10 years old, like we got we got to update this. It says, I still work Converse. I still work Converse. I'm a little more of like a vans guy now. But you know, for the most part, it's, it's, it's correct. But yeah, so that's what I've been doing for the past 10 years, basically, paying off paying my debt, to the knowledge that I have gained. And obviously, teaching others and learning with others allows me to retain my knowledge and increase my knowledge as well. 100 No, so So yeah, that's, that's, that's my short, short cliffnotes
All right, well, we'll have to get more out of you. I know you have a lot more. A lot of mashallah really beneficial, I think experiences that we can all learn from but 100 Allah, it's lovely to have you teaching us and welcoming us to grow and reflect every single day may Allah reward you eventually for all the things that you do within the mother family. We will share more of that inshallah later I know we'll get questions about classes and this and that we'll keep sharing that throughout the month. But I want to jump in I know we've been we're a little late. We've it for unreflectively out what what verses are we covering today shifts inshallah. So yeah, today we are in
sort of in Nisa, and we're covering just one verse 114 114 So it's for 114 so someone could actually drop the Quran comlink quran.com/four/one 14. You can pop it up on your screen, and then you can follow along and shall lie down. Alright.
Mr. Lau has been allowed 100 In our salatu salam ala Rasulillah ala alihi wa sahbihi wa. Salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah. But I can't say to everyone joining us here live and even if you're listening to this later, I'm glad that you're listening to this handy now, as you know, every evening we are in the jizz that is to be recited normally in the masjid. So we are in Jos number five today, just number five is made up of sort of Aneesa verses 24 through 147. And sort of a Nisa is actually an amazing sort of Pamela and is really, really hard. As I was reflecting upon this sore on the verses for today. It was really hard to just pick one verse or even a collection of verses,
but you know, have didn't that's the beauty of reflecting on the Quran. There's the whole Quran for us to reflect on. But I chose verse number 114. And so we're gonna recite that Inshallah, do we have said, Did you pick out a body for me today or no? No, you know, I didn't pick one. But it's very convenient that we have with us. Oh, I have someone raising their hands. Actually. We have a few offers. Okay, I was gonna put someone on the spot but you're saying no, let's put someone on the spot. Who do you have? Okay, yeah, okay. I'm sorry for that brother of their man would from
he knew it was coming from our Gran revolution platform. It is so lovely to have you here as an attendee in sha Allah as a future host. But we would love to have you recite for us in sha Allah as well, for sort of savaris 114 First of all, shake hands, man. Exactly. Okay, thank you for being here. It's always a pleasure actually. For those of you don't know I actually just met men in Ohio like a week ago and I we have done classes online. We've been talking online I never met him, but he didn't get a chance to meet so I feel like I know you know, and that's exactly
what is actually going on. Amazing to be with you again humbling.
Great. So Denise i 114 Correct. Yes, correct. All right.
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sentence aka la Carmela Wajir everybody please make dua for our brother of the man. May Allah bless him and his family Allahumma Amin. So let's get into the translation of this Allah who's Panwa to Allah says indefinitely she upon by Jim naszej Rafi cathedra minidrone
Allah says there is no good and nothing. There's no good in Kathy Kathy, Allah Most, most of their Nigeria, Nigeria is basically a private conversation. So it is a conversation that has had amongst people that other people are not aware of. So if you're sitting at a gathering with like your boys and stuff, and you're talking about something that would be considered a ninja. So Allah has panel data says there is no good in most of their private conversations Illa. Now this is the exception to that 11 MRB sadaqa except the one who enjoins charity, oh my oh, oh, or goodness. So So except those who the one who enjoys charity, meaning encourages others to give charity in order to be charitable,
and the one who enjoys goodness, oh, is slack and being a nurse, or reconciliation between people. So these are the three exceptions that Allah who's peddling to Allah has mentioned when it comes to our private conversations, and then Allah says, Oh, my Yes, Vanik whoever does that, if diva Amar Latina, seeking the pleasure of Allah for so if I look at a German Alima, then we will grant them a great reward, and the sofa, and we're going to talk about the significance of that inshallah Giada. But just to get you thinking sofa means, and we will, meaning it's in the future, or it's coming. So this is the verse that we have for today. As I said, Nigeria, first of all, to break down some of
the terminology in Nigeria is that which is a conversation that occurs between people that other people don't have access to sadaqa is charity, right charity that is given. And our scholars mentioned that this is the form of the of this word is that it is a general form. So Allah has kind of lost kind of, I didn't say us so that the charity, Allah said, charity, and that means that it can include a lot of charity or a little bit of charity. And even some scholars have said any type of charity would be included in this. So last time to add it says there's not a lot of goodness, or there is no goodness in most of what people talk about privately or in their close conversations,
except the one who enjoins or encourages others to give the charity as we said, this is any type of charity, or the enjoin macro, oh, now my roof is often translated as they enjoy that which is right. Marital is a concept actually, that goes beyond just that, which is right, it can cover all types of goodness. And this includes goodness in the shutter, meaning goodness, which is clearly found in Islam, goodness, that is found in the Quran and the Sunnah, and also what is considered good amongst people. So I'll give you an example of this. Nowhere in the Kenya in the Quran or the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallaahu, Selim doesn't mention that if you're walking out of a building, that and If
there's someone behind you, you should hold the door open for them, right. So you should be courteous, and basically hold the door let them come through.
And, you know, hold the door so you know, basically the doors slammed in their face now, depending on where you live, and you can put this in the chat Inshallah, to Allah, I don't know if this is a custom where you live, but in the United States, in America, this is, this is a general custom. So it's not something that people you know, it's not taught. It's just you grow up learning this. So it's considered part of the culture. It's a custom right, you, you just learned that's that's what is considered what's what's appropriate. The only exception to that might be New York, maybe New York City. I don't know if it happens in New York, in New York, people I've had experiences, let the
door slam in your face. But that's that New York, we're gonna put New York as the exception.
But generally, it's considered good that you hold a door open for the person behind you now Islamically this, as you said, it's not something which is explicitly mentioned in Islam. But in a way it has mentioned Islam because it comes under my roof, my roof comes from Earth, and the earth is the custom in the culture that which is good from our local customs and culture. So something is considered good in our local customs and culture. And it doesn't go against Islam, it will come under marrow. So here Allah who's pedelec to Anna is encouraging marital that it is included in this category of those who join others to do good. Every every now and then, if you follow me on
Instagram, I'll post a picture shaming somebody for leaving their their grocery, their grocery cart in the parking lot, right? And I say I'm not I don't know who did it. It's like a random grocery cart sitting in the parking lot. And it's one of my big pet peeves, and I'm always so annoyed. Because to me, I'm like, That's so inconsiderate. Like it takes two minutes to put your grocery cart back in a lot of places here that have like a little area we can return your grocery cart, right? So I'm like, come on this don't consider it you just leaving it out there. Number one is blocking a parking spot number two, it can roll into someone's car and so on and so forth.
It always upsets me. And I was like, I was like, grabbed my phone like, Okay, I got to put this on my social media because people got to know, like, public service announcement like, this is not okay. And so I consider my size like, that is one thing that is I'm gonna be right in joining that which is good. So yes, as I said explicitly not mentioned in Islam, but definitely if it is something that is considered good in the society we live in, and it is it brings benefit to other people. And it's and it's courteous Hamdulillah, that is something that we should enjoy. So that is what we're talking about when we say marrow. And in a way as I said, that is why our deen is so
beautiful, because there are matters that are not explicitly mentioned in the Shetty app. But they're also mentioned in the show, in the sense that Allah is enjoined all types of goodness, even their goodness that we learn from certain cultures, right? For example, in certain cultures, you know, it is considered good to feed other people like when you go to a restaurant, like people and I know some some cultures take this overboard, but be the first one to pay, right? Pay for the other person. Be generous in that way. And I know sometimes it goes overboard, people start fighting and stuff. And then people are like, well, like, you're not gonna pay like or Well, I'm gonna pay and
you're like, Come on, man. Why'd you have to say well, Nah, he like messed this whole situation up or whatever. But yeah, that there's an extreme to that. But in general, this is something which is considered good because it comes from generosity and, and wanting to feed others, and so on and so forth. So once again, this is the beauty of Islam, Islam and Venus, to reconcile between people or to reconcile between others. What is beautiful here is that Allah who's Penola, Allah did not say his law had been in meaning, or vain and Muslimeen. Right, Allah didn't say, to reconcile between the believers or between the Muslims, Allah said Beynon Ness between people. So this includes all
types of people. So let's say you're living in a country where Muslims are minority, I certainly am. And you work and you work with non Muslims, and so on so forth. If there's a problem happening, let's say in the office, and you can reconcile between two people, that would be considered something which is good, right? And I can just, we can juxtapose that to the normal office talk that takes place, without a doubt, a lot of talk. And I don't know how many of you work in an office, you can put in the chat. But a lot of times in your work in the office to work with a lot of Nigeria happens, right? People are talking amongst themselves. And unfortunately, a lot of it is backbiting,
gossip, slander, and this is what Allah has pointed out as referring to when Allah says, nog, Rafi cathedra min Najwa home that there is no good in the vast majority of these private conversations that take place. There's no good in it, right? The vast majority of it, there's no good and except Allah mentions these three, these exceptions here. And amongst them is, as we said,
reconciling between people. So now imagine, we're an office space where people are talking about about one another, and the Muslim movement. The believer comes in and says, you know, what, we shouldn't make assumptions we should we should then go to people and reconcile that definitely comes underneath this, this verse. So as we said, these are the three exceptions. Allah has power to Allah has mentioned. And then Allah says, Whoever does that woman Yeah, that whoever does that if development of Atilla seeking the reward of Allah or the pleasure of Allah, we will give them a great reward, we will give them a great reward. Now, once again, how do we judge if our conversation
is is is, is considered good or not? A very easy way to judge it is because as we said, one of the things we learned from this area want to be reflections we can have on this area, is that the vast majority of private conversations that would take place? No good. So and that, in that, if you remember, we've been talking about how to reflect on these verses, and one of the principles that we've been discussing is personalize this message. Right? So I think put yourself in this in this in this position where Allah says Naja home, in their private conversations say me, when he says there it means me. So it is as if Allah is saying there is there is no good in the majority of your or as
in my private conversations. Now we're putting ourselves in this position, say Allah is talking to me, Allah talking to me personally. And so how do we get out of this area of blame? Obviously, the three exceptions that we have made, but we have a principle that Allah teaches us, the process in them has taught us a hadith that many of you I'm sure know, mentioned, Hadith, Muslim, was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, When can I get me no biller? He will he will ask for your call higher and earlier Smith, that if you believe or whoever believes in law, and the last day they should say that which is good, or remain silent. So now this is a very easy way very easy way to
judge our count our private conversations and say, Look, is this something that is considered good or not? Right? And it's not maybe I need to stay silent and as
Sister Nazia mentioned in the chat. Yes leave that which does not concern you the Hadith. Also the Hadith of the prophets and them, where he said minister, Islam, Min Hosni Islam and Marty Turco, Houma, lyonie, that it is from the beautification or the perfection of a person's Islam, their faith, that they leave that which does not concern them. This mentioned, autonomy, the authentic hadith inshallah Tada, once again, doesn't concern me. Stay out of it. And subhanAllah This is so much of a trial and a test for us, especially now, because the means that the means of private communication. And this is one of my personal reflections I had on this verse, you know, we're
talking about personalizing the message, the means of private communication are so much now, right? Social media, messaging, and so on and so forth. That a lot of times, it's even more important that we asked ourselves, like, does this concern me, right? I'm sure many of you heard about
the slap the slap incident. Right? And I wish I could see everybody's faces when I said that, because that, you know, depending on how you react, that means you either heard about it, or you didn't, didn't hear about it, right? Everybody heard about this slap, you know, the slap is the news, whatever. What was interesting to me was not the slap, but was interesting to me was the reaction of my brothers and sisters. Right? How many brothers and sisters were like, You know what, none of my business doesn't concern me? Or how many people are like, you know, I got to give my two cents. I got to give my opinion, I got to say, right and wrong. And and what was sad was that there
were Muslims. were arguing about this, right? It was a big deal. Muslims going back and forth. And subhanAllah once again, you know, these are conversations that really have no, no benefit to us. Right. Also, when we talk about reconciliation, okay, actually, we'll get to that inshallah. So, as we said, how do we judge our conversations? Very quickly, the President gave us clear guidance on how to judge our conversations. What else do we learn from this, we learn the greatness that is involved in enjoying good upon others. So we learned that our dean is not just a dean, where we were like, Listen, you know, it's just me, and doesn't matter what's happening around me, we care about
the people around us, especially, because we care about the society as a whole, right? And so when we see wrong, it is important that we with knowledge and good understanding and with wisdom, that were able to say, You know what, this is not right, this is not okay. This is known as an unbeatable metal, when I wouldn't come to enjoy that, which is good. And as we said, metal includes that which is good in society as well, when they would come to to discourage people from doing that, which is that which is considered bad. And so the greatness of that is mentioned in this verse, also the importance of reconciliation, and how this is a important this is an important aspect of our deen to
reconcile to to, to bring people together. And that's part of our character as as a whole. And this you know, this sort of as a whole, yes, it deals is called Surah, Nisa, right, it deals with
one of the reasons is caught up, because a lot of the rulings that are mentioned here addresses women, and it addresses it deals with you know, women's issues and so on and so forth. But also another one of the themes of this surah is society as a whole. Right? And, and that is speaking about really the importance of women in society, and so on, so forth. But beyond that, it's the the importance, or the, or how to bring about goodness in society in the points of goodness in society and the community that we're living in as a whole. And that's why we see that there are repercussions. And I'm not no want to give away an answer to a question I'm gonna ask you soon,
insha Allah, but that's one of the themes here that Allah has pointed to Allah is mentioning. Another point of reflection here is that Allah, Allah to Allah says, will be your family value Amaravati that that whoever does these three things, seeking the reward of Allah, then we will give them Allah says a great reward. What we learned from that, is that if these three things are done, for other than the sake of Allah, or that is not one's intention. So let's say someone does these three things, right? They,
they, they enjoin others to give charity or to be charitable. They enjoin goodness, and they reconcile between people, but their intention isn't they're not doing it for the sake of Allah, they're just doing it for, you know, doesn't have to be a bad intention. Let's say they're doing it for someone's sake. Right? Let's just say,
there is still goodness in it.
How do we learn that? So once again, Allah subhanaw taala.
We learned from this verse that even if you don't do it for the sake of Allah, seeking the pleasure of Allah, there is still goodness in it. I make this statement, but my question is, how do we know that? And the answer is in this verse, I want you to take a look at this verse once again. And tell me how do we learn from this verse? That even if someone is doing it
Without seeking the pleasure of Allah, there is still benefit in it. There's still goodness in it. Where's the proof for that in this verse specimen now you can raise your hand and Sister Sister hustles. Here you can call a new Insha Allah, but many hands up, and it's been okay. So where do how do we learn in this verse that even if someone is not doing it,
seeking the pleasure of Allah, there's still benefit and they're still good in it? Where do we learn that from Bismillah? I see Xena from Singaporeans got a hand up. Didn't go ahead.
Okay, so then Monaco.
I think it's in en Whoever does this the word end over there.
So even if you don't seek Allah's pleasure, you will still get a reward. But if you do it with the intention of seeking Allah's pleasure, then there will be extra rewards. So that that's how I see this verse. Very good. So I just got to tweak your answer just a little bit. You're You're halfway there, you're halfway Correct. A reward comes from Allah. So if we want reward, it has to be done for the sake of Allah. But goodness, hey, can still be there. We learned that as, as our sister mentioned, in this verse, Allah says, There is laughing there's no good in private in most of their private conversations except for these three things, right? And then Allah says, What and and one
may hear VALIC and the one who does it, seeking Allah's pleasures, and there's a great reward for them, meaning that's like, there's goodness in this life, there's goodness that occurs, there's benefit that happens in this life. And then if you're doing it for the sake of Allah, then also there's reward in it from Allah who's kind of data. So excellent, excellent point, right there. Alhamdulillah. Allah says, hoping somebody would get that, and someone got that 100. So let's, let's jump into now, some more of the principles of reflection that we're talking about this month. So one of the things that I, you know, I believe I mentioned this principle before, but paying attention to
the word choice and the word placement. So one of the things that we can look at here, one of the words that can stand out is a large amount of data says so far, that the one who, as we said, last time data says, The one who does this will make a file there, Nick, whoever does this. Where does that
if you have a little thought in seeking the pleasure of a lump, first sofa, the original album and sofa means in Arabic, it's really hard to translate because it means then Allah will meaning in the future. Allah could have said, Woman Vatika if the robot Illa de agilan elvina, that whoever does this seeking the pleasure of a lot, we will give them a great reward. But Allah said so far, meaning in the future, we will give them a great reward. Hmm, what is the significance of that word, sofa or a sofa? And then in the future Bismillah.
Let's, let's get you to reflect on this verse specimen. Any hands? I seen the Dean from Dallas, the dean, let's hear from you in sha Allah, go ahead and unmute yourself.
I'm not sure what it means exactly. But like you said, you said that it means when so it just kind of changes the perspective. I think it changes.
I'm not sure how to explain it, but it just it makes it
so first so far means in the future, okay, we just will just make it easy on ourselves. Right, even though that doesn't fully encompass the meeting, but but to make it easier ourselves in the future, right in the future. Coming up coming soon. Or coming up? Allah says we will give them a great reward. So once again, what is the significance? Why mentioned that? What is the significance of that? How does that add to disburse?
Um, I guess ask someone else. Okay, no problem, no problem.
I see Anya as well. And I give it a shot in Charlotte, feel free to unmute.
So I was thinking perhaps is it referring to the future in Accra? Where are you I mean, you can be rewarded either in this dunya or it can be and that's so so so in terms of tipsy it is turned to understanding the first meaning Absolutely. Is the AHA So when Allah says sofa that is referring to the piano.
And yes, there's reward in this life as well unlocking rewards in this life without a doubt, but the reward is in the effort. So what is this? What how, what meaning does that add to this verse? To your rank?
To Okay, would you rank agenda because essentially, how much good we're do then of the day that it does to say that decide kind of where we would be in Jannah that's the goal, right? You're right. Okay. Yeah, it can it can raise our rank. I am I'm talking about where you're thinking. No, I'm not going where you're actually the point. Oh, no, you're not you're not you
I guess obviously couldn't raise our rank but in terms of
adding meaning for us, right? If you if you think about that word like what, what meaning do we what? What added benefit do we get from that, that that word?
Yeah. Is that Is that question clear? No, I think we're just confused a little bit. Okay. Okay. Do we have any other hands that maybe maybe someone else one person is trying to attempt? Let's see how that let's hear from you Inshallah, as well.
Go right ahead and unmute.
Linda, so Alico.
I was thinking about in combing the importance of last, like, trusting that Allah will reward you, because even if you do it for the, for the pleasure of Allah, Allah who's gonna reward for us, and if you do it for like, to appear good in the eyes of the people, then and it shows that our actions like sincerity are the last.
So it is to be aware that Allah subhanaw taala is always watching for us. Absolutely, absolutely. So here's the thing, right? And that's apps. That's, that's a beautiful reflection. It's beautiful point here. So when you think about that, the reward is for the eschaton. And, and and what Allah is saying that if you seek the pleasure of a law, then you're seeking the reward of the actor. Because in this life, we don't we may not always see the benefit. Right? We may not always see the see the reward of IT. And especially when Allah Subhana Allah speaking about Islam and being a nurse, right, causing reconciliation between people, and even the other things, right, enjoying good, encouraging
someone to give charity, someone could be like, you know, I've been in this situation personally. You stand up, you know, someone's like, hey, invited to a fundraiser Can you please give a talk? And whatever people like, man, another fundraiser, and just you know, especially on on my bond, right thought all we have for drinks at all. We have a lot of masajid I'm sure you deal with this all the time. Someone stands up brothers and sisters, especially on Friday, right? Friday, Saturday's masajid are full. And so like, that's what the fundraisers had. It was like, man, like, we just want to pray we want to get out of here. Come on, man. Like so people get upset, right? Oh, we're here to
pray. That's not what the mission is for. Y'all was asking for money, all that all that kind of stuff. Right? And so Allah was founded to Allah saying for sofa, right? Maybe not now. Now, you may not see the benefit, but in the future, you will see the benefit of it. And even Subhanallah we can we can see that when it comes to do i It's very similar, right? If we're only looking for reward or goodness, right? Because Allah, Allah hayleigh, there's no goodness. And so that means goodness, we're seeking goodness. Okay.
In our do eyes, sometimes we don't see the goodness. And sometimes a long time can pass is why the prophets that I send them said, Id mentors, Muslim, that
your DUA will continue to be answered. As long as you don't say, I prayed and I pray and I prayed and actually Hades better three times per second, down to a doubt without right. I prayed. And I prayed and I prayed. And I don't think Allah will answer my prayer. Allah, I don't think Allah answer my dot, right? Until that moment, there's always going to be answered. Right? Why? Because it may be one of the reasons and maybe that's the answer if the dies is in the afterlife, or maybe Allah is protecting is some wisdom illustrata that we don't know about. So that that rush in seeking that goodness, and sometimes we give up doing acts of goodness, because we're in the rush. We say,
what's the point of calling people to goodness when nobody listens to me? Right. And sometimes parents, with their kids, I tell my kids to pray, they don't listen. Or I've told my I've taught my kids right from wrong, and they're not listening. It may be that it clicks after a few years, and maybe that in their most difficult and most desperate moment, they remember the guidance that their parents gave them and in that moment it clicks. Right? So this is what Allah was saying like in its it's the future thinking about the future is important to our sincerity. Y'all got that? What do y'all think good. Do we have any other reflection on this for sofa? I see we have a couple hands up.
I saw a smile had her hand up as well. Although you know what, just just a side point just let me
we are going to prioritize from people from now on who have their locations next to their name and do have ideally if you can your videos on just because
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Okay, slowly go. So I was, by the way stuff so I did put my location on the first day, but I didn't know I had to do it every day. Yeah, every day. But until we memorize it Inshallah, okay, so I was gonna ask, is it like in surah? Doha where Allah says Allah so far you DECA so surely I will grant you and you will be content or rather Yes, yes, yes. And once again the idea is so that then you start thinking about these words in the Quran, right? Like, why is Allah saying sofa? In the future? Why not now? Right. So in regarding regarding this verse, so you have a reflection as well or is it just a question? Well, I was saying that is these three deeds, one that you would get rewarded in
the dunya? And akhira? Like you will see the benefit of it? Is that
Yeah, so we can see the benefit of it right. And sometimes we don't see the benefit either, right? We may see the so Allah says, Allah LaSalle, right, there's no good, except in these three things when it comes to private conversations. Even the goodness we may not see. But even if we see the goodness, we don't want to be just content with the goodness. And that's what separates a believer, from someone who's not a believer, because a believer can say, Okay, I achieved my goal. I got the goodness, right. These two, two people were fighting. And you know what I reconcile between the two of them, they're their best friends. They're besties good to go. A believer is like humbler? That's
good. But I also want reward from Allah subhana wa. Tada. Right. And that is in this way, it looks fantastic. Once again, I'm kind of jumped the gun here. But when the law says a general Alima, right, and immense, a great reward. Why didn't Allah just say a jump?
So for a job, or a job, all right, we'll give them a job isn't a gift from Allah, great anyway. But Allah emphasizes that agility of Lima a great reward, because it will the reward of the akhira is always alim, amazing, great compared to any whatever goodness we may attain in this life. And that was all the work we do. I can say even like, you know, social justice work, for example, someone involved in social justice work, and we have a lot of young Muslims were involved social justice hunting, it's awesome, it's great. But we have to be doing it for the sake of Allah has permanent data, that has to be our end goal. Because what is a different kind of social justice worker? Who is
not Muslim is a social justice worker, who is Muslim? Is it just that the outcome and we're just worried about No, a Muslim knows that the outcome is in the hands of Allah, God, and a Muslim knows that their ultimate reward is from Allah. And that is actually their source of strength. So regarding these three issues, and you know, kind of reflecting on this reflection 100 Now, which is the goal here, a person may give up when they don't see the goodness in this life? Because, you know, it's like, oh, you know, I encourage someone to give charity, they didn't do it, right. I encourage goodness, and nobody's listening to me, what's the point? And so Allah, Allah is now
reminding us of the future, the future that we're all headed to, right. And the reward of that is way more is his grand is immense compared to any type of goodness, we would attain in this life. 100. Very good. Okay, let's move on to another reflection Intel had to add or another point of reflection.
we said principle, one of the principles of reflection is to be curious, right? So we said, you know, obviously, pay attention to the word of the word placement, but also be curious. What your care your curiosity, your curiosity should be. And I'm sure some of you already thinking about this, since we have now been reflecting for a couple of days. But your curiosity shouldn't have already peaked. And you should have thought about what do these three things have to do with private conversation? Right, what is the relationship between Najwa private conversations? And these these three things? What what is the what is the relationship there? Hmm. Miss Bella,
are here for Minnesota, let's let you give a go in Sharla.
It comes around.
Ah, usually some people like you know, if you're doing this to gain the attention of people, it's like say, Hey, I'm going in for attention rather than like I'm seeking the prayer. So it's saying keeping it secret and keeping it like, hey,
we feel like
okay, so what we're talking about here is, you know, so the subject matter here is private conversations. I've had conversations that are had away from other people or in a particular gathering. So, in a sense, you know, if we were to if we if this was not being
live streamed, we would be in a
Elijah right now that all of us, I don't know how people are here, you know, a couple 100 people, even though it's a large number, but this if nobody else was listening, it would be enclosed environment, this would be a private conversation. And so likewise in our homes, right? We, when we sit down with our family, we talk this private conversation, as I say, we sit down with your friends, and you have a conversation with them private conference, you go to a coffee shop, you have a private car, these are private conversations. And, and Allah has panned out to say that most of those conversations, there's no good in it, except for these three things. Now, what is special
about what is special about these things, these three things that make them an exception?
All right, hands up, has got her hand up. But I don't know if it was for the previous question. So I think we might let's clear the hands and if anyone has
a reflection still, please do raise your hand again. Inshallah. There's some great comments coming in from the chat but it we'd love to hear from you guys. Okay, for he is wanting to reflect. So let's, let's hear from Regan.
Also, now I understand, I think, because we're given, like, kindness for basically helping an individual understand things rather than like, you know, on meaningful conversation, like, sometimes I'll catch up with my friends about life and whatnot. And that can just be a private conversation was in a pit is based on hey, we're reflecting on something or we're meeting this, like, we're having this private conversation based on kindness. So like, if that kind of thing, that sort of thing where the meaningful thing comes to him rather than my care. Let's catch up on life, you know, that private conversation. Whereas if you're even like, if it is private, like you're telling your
kid to pray, and all of that, it's more like, Hey, I'm doing it
in like, so that I can do it the pleasure of her like keeping that in mind that I'm doing this for the sake of Allah, not because I have meaningless conversation with him. Very good. Very good. Excellent, excellent. And I'm smiling because I'm so happy to hear you reflecting then no one told this to you, right? You thought about this yourself, sister.
You didn't look this up anywhere in like, online or book of deceit or anything this something you came to on your own? Yeah.
So what you're doing is to double Quran, you're reflecting upon the Quran, and you're bringing meaning to your life through the Quran, right? So, you know, we can also another way to ask this question is to think about the relationship between these three things like what are what are these three things have in common? And so the answer is beautiful, that you're benefiting this person. What happens in the bad conversations? What happens when you're backbiting people? May Allah protect us, or when we're slandering or when we're gossiping, we are harming one another. So if I sit with let's say, me, and I'm looking around or sitting, right, me and brother, we're sitting, we're
talking, we're like talking about this person, and that person, and so on and so forth. Right? I'm harming him, and he's harming me. Because we are encouraging now we are the irony. We are, we are helping one another in something which is bad. And and the bad is not something that just stays with us, it continues, right? Because now gossip and gossip spreads, and so on and so forth. And now so instead of harming one or not harming each other, amongst pantallas, mentioning three exceptions, where we bring benefit to people, right? So, all three things when we do work, we're benefiting the person that we are sitting with, and this one last data set in lemon Amara, right, except the one
who enjoins, right? Allah didn't say, Illa, man, to kendama. And Allah said, except people when they talk about such that no less than when they enjoy, right, meaning they're enjoying the other person, it's not just, you know that you're talking about something, they're enjoying something on the other person, what are they enjoying sadaqa charity, being charitable, that only benefits this person. And once again, the benefit goes beyond that person. Because they encourage them to give charity, they going to give charity to other people, people benefit, and so on and so forth. Also Maroof goodness, right, goodness, now you're encouraging the person to be good. You have to be good, how do you be
good, even the example that I gave, you know, holding the door open for somebody. And that's just by the way, those are examples that are not clearly mentioned in the idea, even there are other examples, but all the examples I mentioned, other people are benefiting from it, right? You know, encourage someone I say you should hold the door open for the person behind you, or you put your cart back or, or whatever, you know, whatever it is other people. So this person is benefiting. Other people are benefiting as well. And reconciliation is slight. Right? So reconciliation, now, we're benefiting these people. And subhanAllah it could be that a person's having a problem with
somebody else. And I'm sorry, I should have the right man to keep bringing you up as I just see you on my screens. I keep picking on you. And I know you can take it so it says it's okay. Let's say you know, brother, man and sister house. I think you guys
they're having a problem, right? It's just a house was not here. And so I say you know, man, you know you
You should really you know, whatever your benefit of the doubt whatever, whatever she, you know, sometimes she says thing, you know, whatever
whatever it is right. And now Subhan Allah is not the man or the man has benefited and also sister how second benefit because now she gets the,
the the benefit of that. Why am I the problematic?
is all hypothetical, none of this is real right now, this is
a, I don't want to say anything, I'll
leave it at that inshallah. Right. So now, brother on the man he benefits, this is perhaps a benefit, even though she's not there, even even though it's a private conversation between me and him, man. She's not there, but she benefits as well. Right? So this is the beauty here. Subhan Allah of these three, and this when you think about, like, what did these three things have in common? And how does that relate to private conversations? Okay, so very good. Can we hear and I know, we're way out of time. We've had a lot, but let's get at least maybe one or two because I do see some hands up and and it's I love hearing these reflections because I personally like it benefits me as well as
panela. So let's see.
Already, I see Oh, I saw a new hint. And then I lost it. So I have that we've had a couple of shares. MashAllah from SR. Oh, for those all go right ahead this minute.
Are those from Dublin? Feel free to unmute yourself inshallah?
like Mr. Alpha, I just got to ask them, sorry. Is it Dublin, Ohio or Dublin? Ireland.
Okay. On the way we have a Dublin here in the US as well, I recently learned.
Yeah, I was thinking about how it also just from the eye and looking about how encouraging to do good. It's also talks about the company, we keep the kindness of the people around us what kind of friendship we have with them. And that the kind of people who remind us to be on the like to remind us about Allah and the team, but the people who are trying to lead us astray. So one of the other, that's what I saw from this, like, take out the companionship and the kind of company we keep with us. Very good. Very good. Excellent point. So when knitwise mentioned, right, these private conversations, we have private conversations with people that are close to us, right? That's why the
conversations are private. And then we got to ask ourselves, and and please
correct me if I'm wrong in presenting what you presented. But this is what I understood from your comment, sister, or your reflection, that this verse
pushes us to ask ourselves, are the people in my private conversations? Are they encouraging a number one? Are they people? are we encouraging one another to do good? And number 2am? I, in these private conversations, a type of person who will encourage good? Yes, very good. Hamdulillah. Beautiful, beautiful, let's take one or two more Java. Beautiful, I see Mr. Buddha from South Africa. Let's hear from you in sha Allah.
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I think the one thing that really has been playing on my mind, rather is that you have private conversations with those people whom you are most closest to. Right. So in those moments, you are more susceptible to gossiping, more susceptible to backbiting, to talking about everyone else, to indulging in every other type of sin at this point in time. So in those private conversations, to then remind one another of kindness or being good, or you know, of just trying to even just try to, you know, facilitator, wait, instead of instigating because what happens is you become the cheerleader, and literally you on the person more than anything else. And you will be the like, you
could even be playing both sides. Were you listening to both and you're in your mind, just while I'm listening to heart and I'm listening to him and I'm trying to be able to make them see eye to eye but actually, you're not really doing much besides being the instigator. So in that instance, those private conversations, like I mentioned, they would be there would be no goodness in it. Yeah, very good. Very good. Excellent, excellent point. beautifully put, it's like Lucky. And then we'll take one last one inshallah and last one for today. I see a smart SMA. I'd love to hear from you in Sharla. Please unmute yourself and share.
Some I think it was set up.
Okay, actually, metal is more like a question. And it's like, okay, so.
Okay, now I have a friend that he's a Muslim, but he had me practice like that. So at some point, it's my daily prayer was not really consistent like that. So after we became very good friends, he understand that I practice as much as I can, to my own capacity. So if I delete create changes, then I
I got to understand that he actually cannot even recite the Quran. So absolutely. Whenever he prays, what does he resign? So the basic sort of, like he knows. So in another sense, I advise him to kind of register into Islamic school to learn and stuff like that. He found me to do that, at some point. I was like, actually, it's not for me, it's for your own benefit and stuff. And then later on, I noticed that deviating and he wasn't interested in. So I went to meet my mom, because like, sister from South Africa say that you get to have a conversation like this with clothes related. So I went to my mom, because she the Amira, so I told her about the whole theme. And I'm like, I'm actually
clueless about what to do. But I have been trying different strategy. And then she's like,
talking about being behind. It's kind of not nice, or I think, let him do what he can. So I don't know what to call that. Shall I call the backbiting hours like that? I don't know. That's a really good question. I would have an extra excellent for Shekhawati during football night to ask them a question like that.
Yeah, so backbiting, the general definition of Backbiting is to say something about someone that they would like for you to say about them. Now, there are some exceptions to that. Seeking advice and counsel about how to talk to someone is one of the exceptions, but it is it's it is a little bit of a gray area instance like this, we have to be very, very careful that we don't cross cross the line of it falling into just speaking ill of the person, right, so seeking counsel. So in that case, you should seek counsel, not from anyone, but from a person of knowledge type of person who will tell you, you know what, I think now it's becoming backbiting like you got to stop. Right? So that's
why don't go to your friend don't go to someone who's not knowledgeable, because they may say, oh, yeah, tell me about this person's problem. And they start talking and talking, you know, they do this and do this and are usually like, for example, I say, I want to help someone become a better Muslim, right? Let me tell you all the bad stuff they do. Because you know, I want them to be a better Muslim, they start talking about they do this, they do this. And now that's problematic. A person knowledge would say hold on, like don't give me like this long list of things. You know, they would steer the conversation hopefully in a direction where you can avoid backbiting well not
not really reflection we got we got it we I keep these two reflections, kind of a reflection I guess, in a sense, but I guess we'll end there Inshallah, Dad I know we're way past in time. Exactly. To everyone who shared everyone who attended and thank you for reflecting on the Quran with me Allah Subhana Allah bless you and your recitation of the Quran Milla except from you your recitation and your reflections on the Quran, Allah I mean, I'll be back tomorrow in sha Allah, I you say same time but you know, sometimes there's a little bit of a delay hopefully hopefully save time but your data will Lahu data item Subhanak Lahoma will be handed a shadow and land and stuff
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