Channel: Saad Tasleem
Series: Saad Tasleem - Ramadan360
with Sh Navaid Aziz
Hello everyone and welcome to day number 12 of Ramadan 360 I can't believe I'm even saying that it is such a pleasure to have you all back with us as we spend the month of Ramadan together exploring 30 stories of the unnamed in the Koran today we have with us a beloved Sheikh we don't get to see enough of so you enjoy every single moment that we can get with him she can avoid disease is going to be speaking on the three companions insha Allah followed by our Quranic reflection sessions, wish Assad to steam. I'm very excited to have Shahid back especially because I feel like we can only catch you in these live webinars and us and there's just never enough time. Last time we were like
limited to seven minutes but hamdulillah have you with us? How are you doing today disease handle I'm doing very well how so? How are you? Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah it's been way too long. What has been happening in the world and the need to catch up so
literally, I think the main the biggest thing that happened I moved houses that's pretty much how everyone's healthy everyone's well, and the hunger lifts going on. Yeah Hamdulillah I know I'm very jealous. Mashallah, with the Calgary community I know you guys have such an active masjid and community happening locally or is everything back to normal when it comes to like posts? I mean, Calgary pretends like they're
exactly we're the Texas of Canada, we are the days of Canada. So it's been in and out of restrictions, but lung dilla things are open now. And I will say they're getting back to normal like I work out of the downtown Masjid. Downtown is still pretty empty and people aren't fully back to work yet. So much isn't that full capacity, but Northeast where other location is is booming. Like it's thriving mashallah water Cola, so they're a full fledged mashallah yeah Alhamdulillah I feel like we were making the offer this for so long. It's so nice that the Muslim ummah is back together, people are back in person but at the same time and hamdullah we're able to continue that that way
and the stuff that we have been continuing online and Masha Allah have every corner of the world represented. I know llama stir llama has been holding the fort down for Alberta in the
for like the past three years much.
lovely to have you back with us. So Schiff. I'm super excited for your topic, three companions. I know we're gonna have a bit of a surprise in today's session. So we're gonna have you speak for about 30 minutes or so. And then we have someone surprising us popping in for five minutes. You know, I know nobody else knows. We'll just keep it as separate. We'll keep it like that.
And then we'll close off with a q&a at the end. I've been missing your talks and Hello, so I am ready. I'm not gonna take any more time from you to take it away because now let's jump right in.
This melodic minor Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa sallahu wa Salam wa barik ala Nabina Muhammad voila earlier he was a big man in my bed with your brothers and sisters, Salaam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. And welcome to today's session. Today's session is going to be based upon the verses in Surah, two Toba from 118 to 120. In these verses, Allah subhanaw taala tells us about three individual, three individuals whose fate was delayed a little bit. Now what does that actually mean? And what is the context of this? So the context of the story revolves around the expedition about the book. And the book, what you need to understand is 650 kilometers away from
Medina, and the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam decided to go for those with the two book in the month of July. So it's peak heat, you can imagine it's like 40 to 50 degrees. And the companions have two things going on at this time. Number one, they're struggling with the heat as everyone is. And then number two, harvest season is in August, so they start harvesting their crops and their dates in the month of August. And a lot of the unsought work date foreigners. So now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said, that is go for the expedition of Tobruk and we need everyone to come for this expedition, like no one can remain behind. So just to give you some circumstances,
you know, we've heard these famous stories of Abu Bakr and Omar Abdullah, who and him competing to give their wealth. This was the expedition where they were competing to give their wealth, we heard the story of a family of Nathaniel the Allahu anhu, donating 100 cameras worth of merchandise and go to the pastor Salem. This is the expedition that had happened for so this expedition was also known as the expedition of hardship, because the OMA has been depleted of its wealth. They're low on resources, and it's hot. And now this temptation of the harvest is coming forth. Now, you may think, what is the big deal with this temptation of the harvest? Well, he didn't. People didn't have
salaried jobs at that time. People didn't have hourly wages. They basically had anything that you could sell is where you would get your income from. So if you miss your opportunity to harvest your dates, you are missing your opportunity for your income for that year. You can imagine how big of a deal that is. So now the problems are Salem has set a date for leaving, there's a meeting point, and everyone is ready to go. And there's this young man by the name of Cardno Malik, and he looks at his dates and he's just so tempted by them that you know what
I have to stay behind to take care of these dates and heaps fighting internally, take care of my dates, or go with the province alongside I'm gonna take care of my days go with the process alone. And to understand his circumstances even better, he's healthy. And he has to writing this. So at that time, you can imagine that as you're going on this expedition, you need a writing piece to go with you. He had to have them for the first time in his life. This ever happened, this ever happened to him. So he has every reason to go with the processor, but something encroached in him. He kept on saying, tomorrow I will go, and I will catch up with them tomorrow, I will go and I will catch up
with them. And this is how it continued day after day, day after day till they were way too far ahead. And he knew that there was no way to catch up with them. And at that time, amazingly, the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam asked some of the companions have any of you seen Khabib nomadic and then one from Bhanu Salama said that, you know Kabam No, Maliki was tempted by the harvest, and you know, the luxuries of this world and he remained behind and why they've been jumping over the Allahu Anhu. He stood up for him and he said, Look, we know nothing except for good. Nomadic, you know, perhaps he has a valid excuse, perhaps he has a valid excuse. So now Kabam no Malik, he finds out
that the believers are coming back from Gaza to look, and his heart, you know, starts to palpitate like it's shaking, and he's, it's beating very severely, and he is so anxious that what am I going to tell the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when I see him, and he starts looking around in Medina, and he realizes that no one is here, except for those people who were already deemed hypocrites. And his heart sinks even further that how did I remain behind with these people? I wish I could have gone I wish I could have gone. Now one important point that if you'd like to mention, and please forgive me for this, is that this whole story is actually mentioned as one long Hadith
that the son of the grandson of cabina Malik Abdul Rahman, he inherited from Abdullah who inherited from his father cab, and Abdullah says I was the caretaker of my father in his old age. And he told this story to me. So there's this beautiful story over there that we can explore later on Inshallah, if time permits. So now, he they're coming back. He's really nervous. He's like, What am I going to tell the process? And again, he has this internal conflict, that he knows the hypocrites are going to make up excuses. And the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam is going to forgive them. But he thinks to himself, I'm a believer, I should tell the truth. We're always encouraged to tell the truth. What
shall I do? And he sees all of the hypocrites when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam returns, they come to the prophesy. So let me start giving their excuses and the problems I sell them. Here's their excuses. And then he seeks forgiveness for them. He seeks forgiveness for them and he leaves their feet up to Allah subhanaw taala to deal with in terms of any punishment that's going to come their way. But then finally, Khabib No, Maliki goes up to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, he says salaam aleikum wa rasool Allah, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Why Licona Salaam and he smiles. But I would know Maliki sends us some anger behind that smile, which is the
first time he's ever noticed it. And at that time, he knows something is wrong, he knows something bad is going to happen. So he says, You're a soul Allah. I'm an eloquent man that can conduct himself, you know, and articulate himself very eloquently. And I could present to you 1001 excuses, but I'm not going to do that. For I know that if I lie to you, Allah subhanaw taala will reveal something to you, and it will grow in our relationship and you will forever be angry with me and the Wrath of Allah will come down upon me. But if I speak the truth, I know you will be annoyed, Yatta Sula, but I pray to Allah that Allah subhanaw taala brings it to an end soon. And the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, at that time, told him to disperse and says that your decree is now with Allah subhanaw taala that we're going to wait for Allah subhanaw taala to reveal something about you. And as he's leaving his fellow tribesmen are around him. And they tell him Jakob, why did you not give an excuse to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam, why did you not just make something up? For he would have sought forgiveness for you. And that would have been sufficient, meaning the messenger by some saying, Oh Allah, please forgive God, that would have been the end of the story. That would have been the end of the story. So then as they're walking, they keep telling him go and
give an excuse and he starts thinking to themselves, should I go back to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, and make an excuse and contradict myself. But then he gets this idea. He asked them were there any other people that did not have excuses as well and are in the same fate as me? And the answer yes, there are two other people. He learned Ben omega. He allowed Ben omega and Murata, Murata ignore Obeah and Marrara ignore via these two other individuals. And then cabs hearts settled a little bit knowing that he's not alone in this situation. And these other two companions are
also waiting their fate these two other companions are also waiting their fate. So now their whole time and
just speed up the story a little bit for 50 days. They're waiting for revelation for 50 whole days. They're waiting for revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala halal and Murata. They were elderly and they stayed in their homes and they just used to constantly cry constantly cry, constantly cry, whereas cabin nomadic he says about himself, I was young, and I could handle you know, the the confrontations with the people. And at that time, as soon as this happened, the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam told them, no one speak to these three, no one do business with these three, no one have any interaction with these three. So Caberg nomadic, he says I was young and I could handle
this. So I used to go to the marketplace, and I used to deal with the people. But no one would acknowledge me. I used to go and pray in the masjid with the believers and be in their congregation. And no one would acknowledge me. I would come up to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam and I'd say salam, Aleikum, Yatta Sula. And I would hope that inside that maybe his lips would move, when I look, just focus on his lips, to see that perhaps he's whispering something, but he wouldn't be whispering anything. And then I would pray next to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and I would still glance glance, glimpses and just look at him. And the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam
would do the same while I was praying that when I finished praying, and I would look back towards the direction you were turned away from me. Now I want you to think about this fella. How long can you go, being ignored by your community? Wherever you go, you're going saying a certain one day come? How are you doing? No one is acknowledging your presence. And then the man that you love the most the man that is your leader, the man that is the epitome of mercy, the epitome of kindness, the epitome of forgiveness, and generosity, you're giving salam 's to him. And he's not even acknowledging you. In fact, when you look his direction, he looks the other way. You can imagine how
soul crushing that is, and eventually, sooner or later, you're going to break down. And that is what happened to Cabo nomadic, that he said, You know what, let me go back to the individual who I accepted Islam with and was very, very close to, and this is his cousin, Abu Qatada. And Abu Qatada. He had this wall that he built around his garden. Cap says, I climbed the wall to the garden, and I said As Salam Alikum Abu Qatada, how are you doing? And of course either completely ignored me till I went in, I grabbed him, and I shook him, and he says salam alaikum Abu Qatada acknowledged me. And Abu Qatada just tried to get free and turned his face away and try to walk away but he was unable to
uncover the Maliki bricks down at this time. And he says, I beg you by Allah, do you know that I love Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and I'm Qatar that turns away and walks away. And as he's walking away, he shows again, I beg you by Allah, do you know that I love Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and Abu Qatada continues to walk away. And then the third time he says, I implore you, I implore you by Allah, do you know that I love Allah subhanaw taala and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and that will cut down to finally responded and he says, Allah subhanho wa Taala and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam know best, and he just walked away and that completely crushed cabinet manatees completely destroyed him. Why did they destroy him? Because Kabam nomadic he had attended all of the expeditions except for the book, and for better. In fact, he was there at Battle Aqaba belt on October was this huge event and they gave the br to the Prophet sallallahu I loosened together how could he doubt that he loves Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger SallAllahu it was set up and he's completely destroyed. And just when you think that Subhan Allah things cannot get
worse on the 40th day. Another commandment comes from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a messenger comes and tells him that the Messenger of Allah salAllahu alayhi salam says that you need to separate from your wife. And he says, What does that mean? Am I supposed to divorce her or just stay away from her? And he says that it means just stay away from her, just stay away from her. So he tells his wife, go to your parents house and stay with them to revelation comes from Allah subhanho wa taala. And at that time, the wife of Hillel been Omiya. She goes to the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and she says the Rasul Allah, He alone is very old and he can't
take care of himself. Is there any harm? Do you dislike that I stay with Hillel and just to be in His service? And the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam allowed her to be in his service, but he said do not approach him Do not approach him. And the and the wife of Hillel says that you know, she has he has no inclination or desire for thing for such things any more. The family members of cabin nomadic they come back to him and they said look, Hillels wife was able to get an exemption for her
You can do the same department sallallahu alayhi salam is very kind, we can see that you're struggling, we can see that, you know, this is a huge hardship and calamity for you, at least you'll have your wife by your side. And he says, How can I see exemption when I know that I'm young and when I know that I'm healthy, and I'm able to take care of myself? Insha Allah, you know, aside from Allah subhanho wa Taala will come soon. And at that time, for the next 10 days, things just got extremely difficult, you can imagine he is all up in his head. How is this going to resolve itself? Is Allah subhanho wa Taala going to really reveal revelation? And saying that I have disbelieved? Am
I going to be exiled from Medina? Am I going to be excommunicated? Am I going to be punished? What is going to happen to me and he is completely all up in his head at this time. SubhanAllah. And you know, when you're going through those dark moments in your life, and you're really struggling with your mental health, your chest becomes very, very tight. And Subhan Allah, Allah subhanaw taala from above the seven heavens, he knew this already. And he absorbed this at that time. And thus he revealed it in the Quran, in those verses had to either docket or they him be mounted in a darker talisman, or they'll be Morocco. But that as vast as the Earth is, it became very, very small and
congested for him. And those 10 remaining days seems to last forever, seems to last forever. And you can imagine the fate of the other two Hillel and Marrara. We know about them that they were over the age where they were constantly weeping and constantly crying, that they wouldn't even leave their houses due to how much they were crying at that time. But as is the Sunnah of Allah subhanho wa taala, that after hardship comes ease, and the greater the hardship the greater the ease from Allah subhanaw taala the greater the hardship, the greater the number of eases from Allah subhanho wa taala. And this is what we finally see that before this is came for CAB, there had to be one final
test, there had to be one final test. And what was that test that there was a unit you can call him the mailman if you want to call them that, or a messenger. He came from Syria from the Senate empire and say the King of the Sun, he sent this letter to Cabo with the Malik. So this messenger comes into Medina and he says, I'm looking for Khabib nomadic. And he's doing business there at the same time. So they direct him to Cabo de Malik. And he says, Jakob, I have this letter from the Ascended King for you. And the letter reads as follows that we have heard that your messenger is being very cruel to you, and that things are becoming very difficult to you for you. We invite you to embrace
our faith to embrace Christianity, we will take care of you and we'll provide for you, and we will never abandon you and Subhanallah Amazing how shaytaan works, right? Just when you feel like you're abandoned by community, this whole other community is willing to embrace you and provide for you and take care of you. And at that time, you know, Calvin and Malik, he knew that this was a temptation from Shaytaan. But there's no merit to this, that there's no merit to this. There's no way I'm ever leaving Islam, this is not happening. And he thanks the messenger and he goes on his way. So that was the final calamity of the cabin, nomadic had to go through. So now we finally arrived, the
fudgier of the 50th day, and this is that is meant to come. How does it come about? A messenger from the messengers of Allah's Messenger Salallahu Alaihe Salam climbs the mountain and you start shouting from the top of the mountain yaakob Rejoice Allah has revealed about you, your cavalry Joyce, Allah has revealed about you. Normally speaking, if you hear the word, the words Allah has revealed about you, you will be petrified, right? You're like, Oh man, what has Allah subhanaw taala revealed about me because that you're being documented in history till the end of time. But the fact that he said rejoice. He knew that it was something good. And then Allah subhanaw taala had accepted
his Toba that Allah subhanaw taala had accepted his Toba and just as he's leaving his house now, a horseman comes saying that we've heard the good news and I bring you the glad tidings that Allah subhanaw taala has revealed a verse about you and has accepted your Towba cab fells into such that that time and plus traits and thanks Allah subhanaw taala. But how happy does he get? He wants to thank the man that has told him and bought him this good news and Allah subhanaw taala sincerity, stillbirth, he removes his two garments, any given set of horsemen, and he says, I want you to have this. And I want you to understand the scene of poverty that I told you. The book was a very, very
hard time. They've lost pretty much everything that they've had Kabam No, Malik has no other clothes. So now he's thinking to myself, I need to go and visit the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but I have no clothes to wear. So he knocks on his neighbor's door and says Can I borrow some clothes for today? And I'll give them back to you after this is over. And he borrows those clothes and he goes and visits the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
as he's walking through Medina
You would think it was eat, everyone is celebrating, everyone is rejoicing. And everyone is congratulating him that Allah subhanaw taala has accepted your Tober everyone is just celebrating like it's paella. And he slowly gets closer to admission, the number in his heart starts beating again. Like this is first interaction with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in 50 days, that you can imagine a man who treated everyone like their best friend that genuinely loved everyone. And to give you some more context, 20,000 companions went through the Battle of the book 20,000 went, yet somehow, someway, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knew the cab of the Malik wasn't
there, and this wasn't what he coming down from Allah subhanaw taala this was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam genuinely loving and caring his companions and caring for his OMA that he knew them by name and could sense that they were not there. So this is how close the relationship was.
So then he approaches the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he says as salaam alaikum yada so Allah, and before the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam can even respond and can even say anything. Father have been obeying the law gets up and stands up and grabs gab and hugs him and embraces him and shakes his hand and he says Mubarak and congratulations Allah subhanaw taala has accepted your Toba. And what's really fascinating is that the story continues, but as cabin Malik is narrating the story, he says Paul had been Obaidullah was the only one from the Aijalon that stood up to greet me. He was the only one that stood up to greet me. And I will never forget his kindness on that day, and
I will never forget his kindness on that day. And there's so many lessons just from that time of loss. So then he finally gets to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam now, and he greets the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you can imagine he's just overwhelmed with joy, just so overwhelmed with joy, that he is crying. And the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam tells him that rejoice for you have been forgiven, and camp says or messenger of Allah, is this forgiveness from you? Or is this forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa taala. And he says that this is forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa taala. And he says, All Messenger of Allah, I would like to donate everything that
I own, everything that I own, I want to give it in the way of Allah subhanaw taala he completely overjoyed with this. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam basically says, you know, control your horses, calm down, buddy, give what you can, but keep what you need to survive, keep what you need to survive. And then he says, cabin Malik says, if that is the case, your messenger of Allah, as a part of my Toba to Allah subhana wa Tada, I will only speak the truth from this day on, I will only speak the truth from this day on. And then he comments on this himself when he's telling the story to his son. He says from that time, till this day, I have never told a single lie. And you can
imagine this is 40 years into the future. He says I have never told a single lie, not bent the truth, not exaggerated anything, nothing just straight like an arrow. That is how He always spoke. And he says, Since that day, I have never spoken a lie. And they continued to celebrate that day. Now, this is in summary, is a story of cabin nomadic. And there's some more details that I had to leave out just for the sake of brevity. But I think there's some very important lessons to learn from the story some very important lessons to learn from the story that I wanted to highlight. Number one, is the fact that the Companions Radi Allahu anhu, did commit sins, and we have to
recognize that they were human beings, and they did commit sins. And this shows us that one of the Noblesville companions that gave birth to the Prophet Salah Medaka has attended all of the expeditions, except for for brother and the book, even him you can be tempted by the dunya that How about everyone else in this day and age. So it shows us that the human condition is that we're all prone to sin, yet they were the best of generations and obviously they repented to Allah subhanaw taala and we have to strive even harder to repent to Allah subhanaw taala so don't feel bad.
After you've committed the sin, obviously fear Allah subhanaw taala before the sin, but after the sin has been committed, keep making a file keep making Toba and you will be forgiven just like Allah subhanaw taala forgive cabling of money. Number two, you are allowed to speak about your sins. In very few instances. The normal case scenario is that you're not supposed to speak about your sins and you're supposed to conceal them. However, if there's a lesson to be learned, then you're allowed to share them, then you're allowed to share them. And the lesson over here was on how the Dhonielle can be very tempting on how if you surround yourself with the wrong people, it can be very
disastrous on how one lie can lead to bigger problems in life and the truth will always set you free, right all these lessons that we're going to be extracting from this inshallah Huhtala so you can speak about your sins under few conditions. Number three is
that the truth will set you free. But it also comes with consequences. And when you make Toba to Allah subhanaw taala don't think that everything's going to be hunky dory and everything's going to be fine. There are going to be challenges in your way where your faith will be tested. But you have to embrace that. You have to embrace that this is the consequence of the mistake in the sin that you committed. Allah subhanaw taala will forgive you. But you still need to go through that test, you still need to go through that test. If you find yourself being tested after the sin even after you've repented, embrace it, ask Allah subhanaw taala to make it easy, but this is a part of your
cleansing process. You want to be cleansed in this dunya before you move on from it, it is much much easier to handle the calamities and hardships of this life than it is of those of the Hereafter than is those of the hereafter. Number four we learned about the importance of who you hang around with. So the founder of cabin nomadic is telling him go back and you know, make up an excuse to go back and make him an excuse. He didn't do it right there telling go back and tell your wife to come up with an excuse. He didn't do it. And being noble at that time. Alhamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala saved him. But if you give into that peer pressure, again, there's consequences. So make sure you
surround yourself with good and righteous people. And what's beautiful, is that what is the last verse of the three verses that Allah subhanaw taala reveals about kava nomadic and halal and Marrara Yeah, you already know I'm an otaku. Allah, we're cool, no Masada came that oh you believe be conscious of Allah subhanaw taala and surround yourself with the truthful ones, surround yourself with the truthful ones. The next lesson we learned from this is that when an individual is struck by calamity and hardship, it is normal to grieve it is normal. To be upset, it is normal to feel depressed at that time. These are human conditions. Even people with the highest of iman will feel
them like these individuals. Here's a tidbit that I didn't mention, but both Hillel and Maura had attended the Battle of butter. They had attended the Battle of butter and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about the people have bothered that nothing can harm them after bother me no matter what they do can harm them after butter. So it's you there was sort of like to see the signal already that they were going to be forgiven. But they were still upset, obviously, by it, they were still upset by it. Number six, a part of making Toba to Allah subhanaw taala is remorse is regret is near them and demote Tober chemical interview sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that remorse and regret is
the most important aspect of Tober. And you have to feel that remorse and regret. And if you are not feeling that remorse and regret, you need to do a lot of hard work to cleanse the heart so it gets to that state. So it feels something for disobeying Allah subhanho wa Taala it's usually the sins that clouds the heart and no longer allow it to feel what it's meant to feel when it comes to distance. And Allah subhanaw taala cleanse our hearts in this month and protect us. I mean, you're so no remorse and regret is the biggest thing. Then we also learn from this is that when you you are allowed to visit someone, even when they're not expecting you. And if you have a formal relationship
with them, you're even allowed to transgress their boundaries. So normally speaking, you're not supposed to go into someone's area, you're supposed to go into someone's boundary with Abu Qatada and cab were cousins and they were friends for a very, very long time. They had no problem climbing the wall and going into his garden. But the normal case is you shouldn't be doing that. So if there's an understanding amongst you too, it's perfectly fine and that is something that is allowed. Another benefit from this hadith fiqh wise is the permissibility of non Muslims entering into Medina, the permissibility of non Muslims entering into Medina, the messenger came from the Senate
Empire, and he was doing business there, and he came to give that letter, no one rebuked him, no one stopped him. This shows us the permissibility of non Muslims doing business and being there for a particular reason. If there's a particular reason for them to be there, they are allowed to be there. Number eight, we learn about the A hula, the Brotherhood, and sisterhood at the time of the companions or the Leviathan. And I want you to think that and when the verse of Toba comes down, some of us we may think, Oh, well, it's only that individual that's been forgiven, what does it have to do with me? But the whole community was afflicted by this panela that they had to ignore him.
Right? They had to ignore the three individuals not speak to them. It was so difficult for them as a community that someone's coming to the machine and saying, I said, Mr. Rico, and you just remain silent. So when the verses of Toba actually came down, they're overjoyed and they literally celebrated. Like it literally celebrated, like eighth. So when something good happens in the lives of our brothers and sisters, we should be happy for them and rejoice for them. And when going through hardship and calamity, we should try our best to support them in any way that we can. Right. They say that a friend in a time of need is a
is half the sadness. And a friend in the moment of joy is twice the joy, right? And this is what we see in this beautiful Hadith.
I know I have one minute left in this one minute. The last thing I guess I'll share with you is that one may think that it's a good thing to give all of your wealth away for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And that's what God wanted to do. But the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told him not to do that. Only give what you can afford to give and keep the rest of your family only keep the rest and keep the rest of your family. One may say what about Abubakar de la vie? No, I will look at the Allahu Anhu is the exception to the rule. He is the exception to the rule. So I know there's a lot more that I wanted to share. So please forgive me for that. But half so I'm gonna hand it over to you
within Allahu Taala just Zakah l'affaire shift and then we still have you for a little bit Inshallah, so we have a little surprise and then Inshallah, we'll come back and we'll do a bit of q&a. So if you guys have questions about the story, and the way that it impacts your life and the stories and the lessons that you can learn from it, feel free to drop those in the chat in just a few minutes. And then we'll come back to check in again and ask them and you can even if you want to end off in some more gems and Shaw that was really easy, it's very helpful when the shoe could do the work for us. And they list out all the lessons that we can benefit from and that makes it very,
very humble and helpful for us to benefit as well. And to to kind of like summarize it such as that glutton for doing that Schiff and everyone who's gotten their summaries please do put them all into one message and we'd love to benefit on telegram as well now. Oh, he's already turn off the turn on his camera so can't make it a Pulitzer Prize but Alhamdulillah for the first time on Ramadan. 360 This year, we have joining us chef Omar shook me just to give you guys a quick little reminder, an important one in sha Allah timely one before a big date tomorrow As salam o aleikum wa rahmatullah chef Omar, how are you doing? And where are you coming in from today?
I have to love and I got to how's that? How you doing? I'm good and hamdulillah I'm Ike we finally have shaved the beard back I am grinning ear to ear at Hamdulillah we don't get it in man mashallah to walk along the finest.
Well, he has finest Masha Allah azza wa jal. I can see me working on your French accent a
little bit like a local Masha Allah Allah silence you are very efficient. It's a pleasure always happy to see your Hamdulillah that story of God mediamatic is just one of my favorites, masha Allah may Allah Subhana Allah bless. How's your Ramadan going to
have that I can't complain. It's always a month of mercy. And finally you really feel it man every year. No matter what you're going through, you really feel the mercy and blessings that Allah subhanaw taala says it's the Ramadan 100 Are you Are you someone who the eating and drinking is the hard part? Or is it the caffeine? That's the hard part or is it the lack of sleep? That's the hard part. Man that's a tough question. That is a really tough question. I don't think it's a food and drink. I think usually it's asleep and then the first few days is caffeine first few days is the caffeine but mainly it's just the sleep cycles power
I have a course right now I think that's what half so wants to talk about. There's a course on short for Salah basically mindfulness and Salah that's,
that's being launched and are closing today. And so shifting COVID For you mindfulness in prayer, is there anything that's like if there's a one, just a one tip that you've benefited from from your moustache and Medina or maybe even your parents or just anybody as far as mindfulness and Salah what would it be? I don't mean to put you on the spot but I see you.
Of course I feel the exact same way about you Med Spa Allah I think let's start Shara Tibbett verse. There's this wonderful book by Naka Ibrahim Allah called the inner dimensions of Salah. And it's a very fascinating process turns into English and you can benefit from but I think the concept of the way you approach the salah is the game changer for me, the way you approach this, Allah is the game changer for me. And there's so much preparation that needs to be done before you actually pray to get you into the zone. Like a lot of times we think, you know, I'm praying Why am I not getting a shot, it's because we haven't done the preparation before getting into into Salah itself. So from
the very fact of the way that you make your will do and recognizing that light is going to illuminate from you on the Day of Judgment and that Allah subhanaw taala is forgiving sins with each drop that drops to the fact that as soon as you're ready to say Allahu Akbar, the companions and people of the past used to do all different sorts of exercises. Imagine Jana behind them the angel of death
in front of them and you know Jana and Johanna and to the right and left like anything that you need to get into the zone. And then you know, other things like anything that will distract you in Salah you'll get rid of those things that there's a reason why we're told to eat before we pray, go use the bathroom before you pray that there's nothing left to distract you. So I think that both will and of itself. I remember when I taught it the first time that for me was the actual game changer. Like you can hear lectures, all that you want. What up until you start implementing these things. You know, that's the real game changer. And Allah no special. MashAllah Zack. Allah said, there you
go, Nemo. The name of the book is on my radar online mindfulness and salah.
course that's the name of the book. No, the course is the name of the book is the inner dimensions of prayer by Illuminati even claim and Josie Zakka fascia.
I'll leave with one tidbit in Charlottetown, and then leave everybody back to the chef. So chef Nunavut mentioned the notion of just getting into the zone and practicing mindfulness even before you get into the salon. A lot of times our natural instincts are what we've been collateralized to do is actually the exact opposite of what this is. And so if a person feels like they're gonna break their will do, they're like, Hold on, let me pray the hood first, before I go to the bathroom. That's the exact opposite of what the Senate of the province of the lady said, I'm taught us what she has just mentioned, which is to use the bathroom so that you can come and pray a prayer that's
focused a prayer that's mindful. And if there's one other thing that I can point to really quickly and of course, is closing tomorrow, Charlotte's Island, we spend maybe over 14 hours just going over the different aspects of how to pray up a focused or mindful prayer is variety. Varieties is just the easiest way to get into the zone. Variety is what forces you to go off of autopilot. So if I pray the same prayer every single day, sort of the follow up sort of NAS, Elijah and also life at all of that type of stuff I just go into it's easy to be robotic. It's easy to just go on autopilot all the time. And so switching things up exactly. First of all, I want to shout out there's 240
People here I want to shout out specifically I'm not from Canada and Dr. Gina from Missouri, and Amir from NY and Andhra man from Columbus and Farah dosa from Dublin and Estarland from Calgary. You guys have any idea why Oh, nice. Nice I just turned on her i Nisa from London is this from London mashallah to Article I know sada
that's my faith essentials crew right there because they got their cameras on man.
cameras on Charlotte's out if you can, I think it's one of the etiquettes actually of zoom. I think it's one of the etiquettes of zoom just like
Gibreel came to the province of Elijah cinnamon put his knees at the knees of the Prophet and got as close to the teacher as he could with Jeff Nevada sitting here talking he don't want to talk into a vacuum it sucks out your energy anytime you're talking into a vacuum it sucks out your energy so if you turn on your cameras or that from Florida martial law oh no not from Florida stuff or hola from Albany New York. From New York no no no hold on is White Plains New York I'm sorry I'm sorry that's my place in New York I'm sorry Masha Allah but but don't zoom in Dr. Just be careful while you're doing that inshallah.
But does everyone look at everybody for turning on your camera so the course finishes tomorrow and all the data and Melinda online inshallah so check it out. Variety is the easiest. It's the spice of life and it's the spice of your salon. It'll it'll turn everything off for you and all the data make it very easy. There's not going to look at Thank you, Sabrina for turning on your microphones or your camera and who was that? Say it off? We're putting the Golden Gate Bridge in your background. And Allah subhanaw taala bless talking with everybody. Now. See you tomorrow, Charlotte Allah and molybdate online, we're closing and then we're going to start zebras on the treadmill. That's called
the humble brag, especially if you're fasting and we'll see everybody Charlotte that I'm gonna kick it back to the chef's was gonna look at does Aquila fascia homological rafiqul May Allah subhanaw taala grant you success in this life in the next and make this course of success. I hope all of you signed up even late either. I mean, yeah, Rob and I just want to shout out the fact that Chifa Maher is he always says you can out hustle the hustler so mashallah, he comes in and he makes you do half of his reminder you take the other half and you did special, that's the way to do it.
Honestly, if anyone signs up for their course and I get the good deeds for that, yes, I am not
complaining so check them out. Absolutely. And I really hope Inshallah, that you guys get a chance I saw a lot of familiar names already in the course telegram group, so please do join. And so we want to let you know what was different in this course chicken of it. We do a lot of online courses like you know, handla like once a month and we have a lot of them all of them have like a focus we want to make sure there's like a beginning and an end somewhere in somewhere that you start and then somewhere that you end in your journey in this class people who are like just barely starting the introduction just watching the first video are like oh my god, my slides already improving. You
know, it's hard. It's hard to do that so quickly Mashallah. But it puts you in that mindset. When you commit to something like that. You're like, Hey, I'm gonna fix my salah with this class. Subhan Allah just put so much Baraka in it and this is the month to do that. But Humble.
Humble Allah for that. I hope that you guys are all part of this journey as you continue with after Ramadan. And yes, I'll drop all those links and all that fun stuff in the chat, but we have covered for just a few more minutes. So I don't want to lose out on those inshallah. I did see a couple of questions that were sent to me privately. If you guys can please read drop any questions that you have, in the chat, for sure innovate about today's topic on the three companions? That would be lovely in sha Allah, or in any of the lessons that we learned at the end there as well. I see a raised hand. So for here if you want to ask a question on the mic, what the heck, let's do that in
sha Allah. Let me just have you unmute. And feel free to share your question this minute.
Welcome, salam after cattle.
Every time I heard this story, I've always been wondering why 50 days? Why is it? Like why did it take that long?
You know, Subhan Allah, Allah subhanaw taala knows best in terms of what the actual reasoning is there and we don't know for sure. But what we can assume is that Allah subhanaw taala waited until there almost breaking point, if you want to call it that. And just as that was about to happen, then Allah subhanaw taala sent to the ease. And this shows us that according to the severity of the crime, the severity of the consequences also comes into play as as well. Right. So that is why Allah subhanaw taala knows best, that could potentially be a reason.
Beautiful question. She says, look there I see a couple more hands and I saw a couple more questions in the chat. So we'll take one more hand and we'll take a couple of written ones lemme let's hear from you in sha Allah, please unmute and ask your question. So am I going
to cancel? So we know that if something you're going through, that's difficult if it brings you closer to almost kind of Allah is a test if it takes you away from us contact is a punishment. But what if you can't decipher if it's a test, or hassad?
Excellent. Okay. So in terms of you know, diagnosis, it's always important to do that diagnosis. So what I would suggest is in terms of how said you make your eyes card and recycle local Lola article that was available for local that was a bit of a mess. And they promised SLM told us specifically, that, you know, when hustad happens, it happens instantaneously in the sense that for riders riding on his horse, the rider will fall off his horse, that's what has it is, and we've seen it diagnosed at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that the person that gives you the hustling gives you the evil eye, and they're supposed to make will do and you're supposed to use that water
and bathe yourself in it and that is how the hazard is actually removed. So education is first importance to receive if it's actually possible for us to be hassled once you diagnose it out and more than likely in sha Allah is interested in that sort of situation. You just keep focusing on your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala making a stick for continuously doing good deeds, trying to feel that remorse and regret and Esma last panel data for forgiveness and then that is the way forward in in that situation. And Allah knows best beautiful response in this next question I see that was privately message is, is being regretful and remorseful enough for though but or must it be
more than that? Excellent. So Toba does have conditions as any other act of worship so sincerely for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala, it's time in the sense that before you pass away, or before the sunrises from the West, then remorse and regret, then, if you've taken rights from any individual, you turn those rights to the individual. So something was stolen, used to return that property, you spoke about your honor, you praise them, so on and so forth. Those are the forming conditions that needs to be met in order for the Toba to be accepted. And then beyond that, making so far, and doing good deeds are also a part of, you know, wiping out the sins that you've done. And along those best
hopes, I have a question for you, if you don't mind. We're supposed to share the wheel. When are we doing spin the wheel?
So technically spend that we have that you have to ask a tough question of the audience. And if someone gets it right, then they get to spend if it's too easy of a question, if you don't fully get it, right. If they start helping each other then we count like, should I have mentioned the answer in my talk? Or it can be like a really hard question. It can have it depends it depends on how obvious the answer was, but let's give it a try. Give it a try. So I'll do the hard one first. If that doesn't work, then I'll give the easy one. The hard question is this story is mentioned and scalable Claudian in Sahih Muslim which chapter in Sal Bukhari which chapter and
that is the question and it's very possible to know it if you just think about it a little bit, but if you don't pay attention, then you're not going to get it
so far, I just see people freaking out
that they missed it which chapter
so by Doba, the book of repentance Oh, no googling
we should have said that we should have said that. Amir be honest is that yeah, no.
It's actually mentioned in two separate books right? So single Muslim is in one book sale boycott is in another book. They're not in the same thing. So you may have gotten one I'm not going to acknowledge that anyone got it? But I'm seeing you may have gotten one but no one's gotten the other yet.
Amir just had it on lock you had it on standby. Okay, he Google that shift. We're gonna have to go with another question. I appreciate your honesty. I mean, oh, worse. The next question is, who are the other two companions that stayed behind with cabin nomadic or the other two companions that stayed behind with Kevin and Mike and I'm not accepting first names only it has to be your whole name. I mentioned both of their full names. Put them on one.
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I see something for getting close let's see if they got full names Yeah so one person that said one yeah there we go oh from New York
with symbol first let me just double check it yes she was can I think someone has one before symbol is much like killing it with these been the wheels Masha Allah congratulations and well let us actually pull it up because we have a minute or so. So let's pull it up now so that we can see what you win let me just make sure I'm mindful sulla is on here. Yes it is inshallah so maybe this will be your way or your ticket into the course. So just bear with us I'm going to quickly share my screen and let us see what symbol has won and shot a lot. And this meant that sometimes it doesn't make the sound Oh, it's not making the sound the sound is the most satisfying part it's okay
with that 10000 It loads forever but I saw where it landed. Did you did you see where it landed ship I think it landed a year of fate essentials for free. I cannot see word that's okay but because that is the best word on the wheel we are definitely going to honor it so congratulations Mike we'll just wants to have a heart attack as usual but congratulations symbol you have one
reminder nobody a lot except from you and may Allah accept from symbol and everyone who contributed and everyone who panic because they didn't remember this is your reminder to pay attention during just to give the answer. So in Sohail Bukhari it's in the chapter of Expedition Kitab, because a lot and as a Muslim is in the chapter October so that's just the answer for everyone. Beautiful exactly left there for that and for this session, it's always a pleasure to have you back on Ramadan from 60 I know we are going to see you again in sha Allah before the end of the month, we have a little surprise announcement and session coming up so we're not going to spoil it inshallah. But this is
not the last of shipmates to look forward to him coming up on amalgams, Ramadan programming does that feel like your shift for being with us soon.
Until then, what occurred to us and sighs I hope that you enjoyed that session as much as I did. Congratulations ensemble, please do send me your email, so that I can make sure that you guys are that you are hooked up with your faith essentials access and I'll tell you guys more about it isn't just about the month, but I know we are getting ready for Quranic reflection sessions. Before we jump in, I just want to remind you guys we were just talking about getting charity and you know and balancing your your wealth and your your than your priorities. Please do make sure as you guys are going throughout this month, and you're trying to make it to define that balance and to add as much
Baraka into your life and your wealth as possible. Please remember our friends at forgotten women in the UK, HH rd in the US and Islamic Relief in Canada. They're all doing some amazing work on the ground, especially focusing on the efforts in Afghanistan right now. So please make sure that you're being consistent in supporting them. I see she said to zoom is with us and hamdulillah for today's session. So I want to jump right in because just that is going to start billing me for these minutes that I keep taking from him. I said I want even when was the last year how are you doing today?
Well, I think myself I was playing with Katherine. I wanted to unmute myself and get sponsorship. No. Oh no. I was gonna say You know, I should have overlapped. It's always so nice to have you guys both together. still be here. Hold on. Is he around? Yeah, he usually sticks around.
I told my son I said are you listening to Ramadan? 360 today? I said my friend is on my friend is speaking before me. Oh really? So he logged on to check
hamdulillah that's awesome. All right. Yeah, we are on date number 12 on Ramadan. 360. Of Khurana professions we're hitting works quickly speeding towards that midpoint. What are we covering today inshallah for our reflections. So we are in June is number 13. April 13. Just number 13. Just number 13 is made up of Surah Yusuf verse 53 until the end, all of lard and Ibrahim sort of brought him from the beginning until verse 52. Our verse for today is my favorite verse in this just and that is sort of Ibrahim, verse number 22 And I've put a link in the chat. I'll put it again if I have it. Yeah, no, we see. I see that hamdulillah awesomesauce do we want to see if we can find I don't have
a pre pre planned reciter right now for today, but I do all right. I haven't pre planned recital that I see that that's here. 180
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sent what is like Allah, may Allah bless you and your family and grant you the best of this life and the afterlife. Everyone say mean? humbling. Zach Allah here for reciting that Hamdulillah. So this is I mentioned, this is one of my favorite verses in this
in this just really and this is because it goes back to the seminar that I teach called deception, a study of the shield Bong. And in actuality, we begin this seminar with this verse right here. What this verse is, it's one verse, but as you saw, it's a little bit long. It is what is known as hotspots, it leaves the adilyn. Now it is the heart of the sermon of the Shri Athan of the bliss to the people of the Hellfire. And the reason why we begin the class actually, because the class is all about the Shia fun, it's all about how the chiffon deceives us how he personalizes his deception towards us as an individual. We mentioned already we go over this verse in the beginning of the
seminar, because what we are trying to avoid, what we are wanting to stay away from, is to ever have to listen to this hotbar this sermon from IBLEES himself because here what Allah is telling us is Allah is reporting to us of what will happen on the day of judgment. And we and what is the sermon is being delivered to the people of the Hellfire. So we do not want to be from the people of the Hellfire, we do not want to be deceived by the ship on. And so we want to avoid listening to this clip up from him. So what we do want to do is that we want to listen to this clip, but we want to recite this clip, we're gonna reflect on this hotbar as it is mentioned in the Quran, Surah, Brahim,
over and over and over and over again in our lives, so that we may protect ourselves from having to hear this from the police himself. And really Subhanallah as we'll see, people will be shocked people will be surprised to hear these words from this should have been but a believer should not find themselves in that position because a believer should have already heard these words. And so they would never be in that they should not be in that position where they would be shocked, um, you know, regarding what they're hearing from a police himself. So this is happening and what you're looking at like a timeline. This is happening, basically when the judgment has already taken place.
So Allah who's pedimented, Allah has judged between the people and in general there are two parties. Jana who are not the people of Jana and the people of the Hellfire, the people of the Hellfire are gathered. And to them this she have been personally delivers this hotbar at least himself delivers this quote by the sermon. And this is why in the beginning of this verse, Allah whose panel and the artist says we'll call her she upon llama, llama cordial Mo, that the Shere Khan will say, after the matter has been decided, or the matter is done. Basically, what this means is that judgment has been passed. So what we learn also right now is that this is a time where there's no return, there's no
going back at this point, right? The judgment has taken place, there are going to be people who will want to go back, there are going to people who will be saying, as you know, we know quite a bit of Joan and I know saleha they will say My Lord, send me back. Perhaps I may, you know, hopefully I will do righteous deeds in what was left behind me the life that has passed me. Just send me back, give me another chance. I'll go back and I'll change and so on and so forth. Now, but there's no turning back at this point. And the SharePoint believes himself he knows this. He understands this. And so now at the end, basically it's the end of his mission, right? So his mission started with the
creation of Adam Allah His salah.
I'm, and he continues his mission of misleading trying to deceive the Children of Adam Adam Addison, I'm and the children of Adam. And this mission will continue. And it will only come to an end, at the end of time, at, you know, the Day of Judgment. And now so this is the end of his mission. And now we will see what he begins to say at this point. So Allah tells us, we're on a ship on the ship, one will speak, we hear from the ship on the MCO dilemma. And what's very interesting to Pamela. And over the years, you know, this is a seminar I've taught for many, many, many years Subhanallah and I've had a lot of chance to reflect on this verse and, and I hope that you know, you will also begin
to reflect on this verse and as your life goes on, you will see Subhanallah more and more meaning come to this verse, as you live your life. And as you become aware of this, you have gone and really the purpose of that seminar is to become aware of the shield bond to protect ourselves from the fifth bond. But as we learned about the ship been, you know, subhanAllah more and more, we can contemplate this verse and see more, come to light here. But one of the reflections that I've had on this verse is that, you know, we hear about the Shaban in, in the Quran, we hear about the Sherpa and in the Sunnah of the Prophet sighs and then we may feel the whisperings of the sheer pun, right?
We may, and the whisperings of the shield plan, we don't hear an actual voice, right? In most cases, but generally for most people, you don't hear an actual voice, it's an inclination that you have, right? And that's when people have the question. How do you know if it is a whisper from the shield been? Or it's a whisper from your own? neffs? And what that means is it's an inclination, it's an internal thought. And because, you know, that question is asked, because it's hard to tell sometimes. Is it just my own thoughts? Is it my own inclination? Is it my own feeling? Or is this the chiffon is leading me down this path, but here Subhanallah, it seems that Allah knows best that
this is the very first time we will hear the voice of the Chapin, the voice of bliss, and not only that, we will be able to see bliss, the Shere Khan in his form, in His original form for us to be healthy in the form that Allah has created him in. And in the class, we get into a lot of detail about your chemistry upon take on a different form, and so and so on and so forth. But one of the things that conclusions we come to in the seminar is that we do not have the ability to see the she upon in His original form, that is an ability that was given to the Prophets, I send them and it seems that Allah knows best the other prophets as well. But for the rest of us, we do not have the
ability to see the chef Bong. And really to see the jinn as a whole, the shaytaan is one of the jinn, we do not have that ability to see the jinn and the Shi upon in their original form. Same thing, by the way, with the angels, we cannot we don't have the ability to see the angels in their, in their original form in the form that Allah created them and they take on a different form, that's a different matter. So where's the first time Subhan Allah, may Allah protect us, that we will be witnessing, we don't want to be but those people when they will be witnessing, they'll be seeing IBLEES in person and hearing his voice for the very first time as Pamela. And so Allah tells us with
Allah she upon that she upon speaks in the Quran, when the
matter has been decided, the judgment has taken place. And then Allah says, Allah tells us that the ship on at least says he begins his hotbar he begins his sermon by saying, in Allah, what are the idle in the law? Why are the things that certainly, certainly, Allah had made you a true promise, the promise of Allah was true. And that was very interesting now is that that he believes himself is reminding us of the goodness of the Promise of Allah of what we were supposed to do. And now he's reminding us because it's of no benefit to us in this life, the the shipment, please will not remind us, you will not say you know, listen to the Promise of Allah, listen to the commands of Allah,
they're better for you than the truth and so on so forth. He will never He won't say that to us. But now that we can't go back, we can't do anything. What he is doing is and the and I usually say it's like he's he puts a knife in our back and now it's just time to twist that knife, or he has causes a wound and now it's just time to pour salt in the wound, right? So this is the purpose of as we'll see the purpose of this clip, but really, is to rub salt in the wound or twist the knife you know, he's already established law protects us now twisting the knife boasting his arrogance, and we know arrogance is one of the main traits of bliss. And so now this is SubhanAllah. You know, this is a
time where he wants to, he wants to boast and so he wants to He wants us to feel bad. He wants this to be really, really bad. And he starts his hook though with certainly the Promise of Allah was true. Allah had promised you a truthful promise. Some of our scholars mentioned that the word that means why Yom Yom will help? That is the promise of the day of truth and the day of truth is, well, what is the day of truth? Who knows?
This Mala? What is the day you can put in the chat Judgement Day had been nuts and those from France and the UK law save the day of DOJ as someone said, DOJ, not Department of Justice, Day of Judgment right
So that is that the day the promise of that day but the Promise of Allah is more than that. So that's part of the Promise of Allah. The Promise of Allah is that there will be and it really you can we can look at it as it all stems from that right. So if we believe in the promise of the Day of Judgment, we will believe in everything that happens on the day of judgment. And we believe that on the Day of Judgment will be how to count for our deeds, and we will be sorted according to our deeds, and those with good deeds will be granted paradise and those with bad deeds will be led to the Hellfire May Allah protect us. And so all of that comes, you know, we can say an argument came
made. If we believe in, in the Day of Judgment, then you know, subhanAllah, everything else will come into mind all the other promises become true at that point. So
what we learn is, the Day of Resurrection is true, heaven is true, hell is true. Paradise is true, the sending of the prophets is true, the message is true. All of that was part of the truthful Promise of Allah Subhana Allah that if you obey Allah, they do will go to Jannah. And that is the Promise of Allah, if you disobey Allah, may Allah protect us, then that person goes to the hellfire. And this is all for this is all from the Promise of Allah, who's Panama data? So it believes he says, Certainly Allah had promised you a truthful promise, right? And then he says, Well, I took them. And I promised you as well, I made a promise to you left to come. But I betrayed you. Right?
And so what was the promise of the ship on the promise of the ship? But it was, don't worry about the Day of Judgment? Is it even real? Is it even true? Is it yours? Isn't it just the fairy tale? You know, this whole idea of a day of judgment and heaven and hell, and so on and so forth? Like, come on? It's just how does it does that seem real to you? Is it even possible? You know, why don't you just live your life, like all, the only thing that matters in life is that you're happy, right? Just live your life, enjoy, have fun, do whatever feels good to you don't worry about accountability in the day of judgment, and so on and so forth. Those are the promises of the Shabbat. And as Allah
punctata tells us, more human need him, why am I the who mushiya fondo in the hoorah that he, the Shere Khan promises them, and why human need him, he arouses their desires in them. What am I the whole machine upon? And the only promise of the Chapin is hood is deception, the only thing so the promise of chiffon is nothing but deception. So the Shere Khan was deceiving us. And now here, he speaks the truth. Finally, finally, at the end, when it's of no benefit to us, may Allah protect us? Does she have fun, speaks the truth. And now she had been finally tells the truth here. And he says, I made promises to you as well remember my promises? Yeah, they're not true. Right? I betrayed you.
Right. And once again, the benefit of that for at least now is to me only make
make it worse for us, right to make us feel even worse. And then he goes on to say, What am I can I legally convince upon, and he will say, and you know what, I had no authority over you. I had no control over you meaning, listen, you listen to my promise, you followed my example. You, you, you listened to me, you obeyed me, and so on and so forth. But I, you know, I had no control, I could not physically make you do something. And there are some exceptions to that, you know, in terms of possession and all that. But that's a separate matter completely. That's not part of the discussion here. Because these are not people who will say, Oh, I was possessed and because I was possessed. I
did such that no, this is everyone who did things by their own free will. They're not forced into it, right?
There's no There's no, no law will not hold a person who was forced to do a matter of law will not hold them accountable for what they're forced to do. So whether it's a human, a human being forces you to do something bad, that's, you know, may Allah protect us that's not something that the that Allah will hold us to account for. Everything, at least now is reminding us to have fun is reminding us Subhanallah that it was your own free will. Right? I had no control over you. The only thing and he'll mention is you know, what he was able to do is as Allah tells us, what is zillion Allah have mercy upon our mind. He beautified our deeds for us, right? So that is what was that's an example of
what he was able to do.
And so, he has no you know, he said, no authority, also our scholars mentioned very beautiful point. They say that Subhanallah when regarding so fun, right authority, a person may have authority in different ways maybe physical authority, right? Person has authority over us they can physically make us do something but even Subhan Allah if we think about it, intellectually and spiritually, does she have fun will admit that he had no authority over us. So all the arguments that he brought, all the you know, the quote unquote, evidences that he brought are not real evidences, or the doubts. You know, we learned to talk about in the seminar how the two prongs of the attack of the
ship on our Shaohua and triple hug, right desires and doubts and
You know, we already talked about how Allah tells us that he arouses in them their desires, but also doubts, right? So these doubts, if we, if we had knowledge and understanding and if we at least went to the people of Nabu, and understand that these doubts, they're not an authority. So the reasoning that the Shaban gives is not an authority over us if we just contemplated if we just stuck to Allah Who was penalized to Allah if we increased our knowledge, if we were to rely on people of knowledge, and so on and so forth. On the other hand, the messengers of Allah, Allah came with clear proofs and clear evidences, right? We have a living, breathing miracle, metaphorically speaking, a living
breathing miracle in our hands, the Quran, right? It lives, it's it's going to Allah is going to preserve it. Until the day of judgment, it's not going to be
altered and changed anyway, we have access to it. We're reflecting upon him right now. Right? So these are clear evidences from Allah who has power to Allah. And so what and so also the message of the day upon here is that I didn't have any authority over you. There's no real authority. Well, you thought I'm what you thought was convincing was it wasn't very convincing at all. But I deceived you basically, you're I was able to deceive you, and you thought it was convincing. And so he says, I had no authority over you in law except and now this is a big exception here right in law in the outcome for stage up to me, except that I invited you the outcome from the hour I gave you the hour.
And first stage of tumbling and you know, we've been talking about contemplating doing to deadbolt is to personalize these, these verses, and I have no problem in personalizing this verse, even though it is speaking about the people to hell far because personalizing this verse allows us to protect ourselves from the Shabbat. So we need to imagine one of the things I do in my class and I didn't want to do it here because there's a lot of people here a lot of people I don't know, it's a very open environment. But in in the seminar what I do is I have people close their eyes and imagine themselves standing on the Day of Judgment standing in front of a police and imagine the scene and
imagine the police speaking to them. Right? I mean, that's as personal as you can get Subhanallah I'd say it's kind of like a you know, you close your eyes and you put yourself in that position like okay, I imagined myself standing there and because I want you to feel it I really want you to feel it as we're supposed to feel the Quran right? That we're supposed to this we're supposed to really affect our hearts and so personalize this message as much as I can so if I say you it's not it's nothing personal by the way when I when I mentioned to you hear you I mean myself included but I mean you as in please put yourself in the position your personalized message as if it pleases
speaking to you. Because if you if we think that it needs to speak to us now then we will keep the message inshallah to Allah. But then we'll be too late. May Allah protect us. So He says in the handout to come i The only thing is I invited you.
And then it's very interesting. He says, I invited you plus the gym totally. And then you know, the fact here is immediacy, like immediately.
Like, for example, you say, the huddle, huddle Herpa. pagedlist. Right, I entered the room and I sat down, meaning I immediately sat down. That's the that's the general meaning here. Or if you say the huddle of Orpha why GLS to write I entered the room, and then I sat down, there may be some time there, right? But when you say fair, it's like immediately. So he's saying it's as if he seems kind of like I gave you the demo. I called you invited you like you didn't even hesitate? Like what a like, look, look how I fooled you. What a dummy what a dummy you are Subhanallah and yes, he's mocking us right? And then we need to feel really the weight of this of how he's mocking us Milla
protect this. He's saying, like, you just you don't even question what I had to say to you, like you had these inclinations. I invited you here invited you there I just called you. I didn't I didn't do anything. And you answer my call. And the point of marking here also, is that he's he's saying he's telling us that you know, you you had the truth. You had the warning. Right. And Allah has tried to warn us in the Quran inertia para la cama. I do certain that this year plan is an enemy for you, but definitely do I do have the thought, right? Allah is telling us the Shabbat is an enemy fifth, definitely do I do so take him as an enemy, meaning right now immediately, don't delay. He is an
enemy to you. So immediately take him as an enemy. So we don't want to be in that position where it bleeds says, I called you fat and immediately you answered my call. But this is what the beast is saying here that you didn't you didn't even hesitate. Right so basically, it's it's it's not you know, it's not me, it's you. And that's what he says next he says for that no Mooney Don't blame me. So don't blame me when you move into second rather blame your selves. And this is very, very interesting to panel a very, very interesting if you think about blame here and I'm gonna ask you to reflect upon this when we get to the end. I just want to go through the whole
i here because the impact of it really needs to be felt as a whole and honestly reflecting the end, but one of the questions I'm gonna ask you is, what is what is the significance and blame here?
Right, but I'll give you one of the one of the answers here is that blame is oftentimes how we get out of taking responsibility. Right? When we blame other people, and the biggest one I sees panela in amongst Muslims today is, you know, it's either one or the other people like just don't believe in the chiffon. Right? The ship is not real blah, blah. But the shutdown is a metaphor for evil or the metaphor for bad thoughts about there's not a whole group and then there's a group that goes in the other extreme, they just blame the ship on for everything, right, I did this is the ship tonto, this is the shaytaan may be doing ship on mainstage she had plans for this not all this kind of
stuff, right? Blaming, blaming machine upon right, but this she upon Himself, He will come on the day of judgment, He will say, don't blame me, blame yourself, right? Because that's a cop out. It's really easy to be like, You know what this ship by Allah told us to ship on the enemy and so this ship on misled me and so on, so on and so forth. Know, our belief as a Hindu sunnah, that people of sunnah and listen to well, is that Allah has given us freewill. We have the ability to make decisions, and therefore we will be held accountable for our decisions. No one can force us, right? Allah doesn't force us and nor can the police force us and make us do things. And subhanAllah bliss
is teaching us our own aqidah right here. And we know IBLEES actually is a scholar in the deep because he's very, very knowledgeable. He has intimate knowledge of Allah and intimate knowledge of the deen of Allah who
he knows Allah. Right. And this is actually another point in from the seminar we talked about how, you know, what was bliss, his issue? You know, did he believe in Allah? Yes. He believed in Allah. So is he a believer? No, because he did not follow that up with action. Right? So simply having the belief is not enough on its own. But if we're talking about having knowledge and knowing things, well, he's the biggest island. He knows a lot. Right? This is why he makes your eye to Allah and so and so on and so forth. So he's teaching us our own Deen here. But like I said, In the beginning, it's because at this point is no benefit to us. So Allah he this is a Rama, this versus a Rama from
Allah because Allah is telling us already what's gonna happen. Allah is saying, Here it is. This is the outcome. This is the end. Protect yourself. So this verse is a llama from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. So he says that that Omoni were no more imposer come Don't blame me. Blame yourself, or blame yourself. And then he says, Man, I'd be really cool mama and to me most of the heat. He says I cannot save you. Nor can you save me. And is this this verb here?
Or this? This word Masaryk comes from the verb Surah Surah. Ha. Any, if we have any Adams in it attending? Or anyone who speaks Arabic? What is surah? Or Sunni? What does that mean? Bismillah? Who knows what that means? sunnah, how you can put in the chat?
Yeah, to screen right to scream to yell. So what is happening here
is that and you know, when we do that visualization exercise in my seminar, when people have their eyes closed, and I tell them, I want you to imagine that all these people are gathered here. It's a very, very large number. Right? Very, very large number. And I'd say like when you're visualizing it, think about as far as your eye can see there are people gathered here. And people when the bliss stands up to speak, people get quiet. They want to they want to hear what he has to say. And they're hoping some relief will come. Okay, this homie, he's the one who told us to do this, and this and this, and blah, blah. And so he's here now we finally get to see bliss. He'll have some answers for
us. And people are listening attentively. So there's chaos and commotion, people have been given the news of the Hellfire, and there's utter chaos and commotion.
But when the police speaks, people quiet down, because they want to hear what happened. Perhaps he has some answers. And now what is happening, if you've been hearing so far, he's not helping. He's only making it worse. So there's that twisting the knife. And by this point, people are now upset again. People are yelling and screaming. And it's once again chaos again. And so people are yelling, and they're saying, Please save me. Please save me save me. Take me out of this situation. Take me out of the situation. They're yelling for help. And he says, I can't help you. I can't even help myself. Right. And one of the things I'm going to ask you, when you get to the end ear here is why
are people asking the police for help here? Right? When a priest himself he's in this situation, but I want you to think about that in childhood. But what are you saying, here's like, Look, I can't even help myself. How can I help you? Right? I'm in the same boat. And Iblees is willing to make that sacrifice because of his arrogance. He knows in the very beginning when he believes disobeyed Allah who's penalty Allah and Allah, you know, told him to get out of paradise. And literally, Allah said, Go to hell, right. Go to hellfire. And he said, it won't be for you. But I thought it said My Lord, give me some delay. Allow me to live until the day on which they are resurrected the lions but
he knew he knows he's going to help
far, but his arrogance won't allow him to make Toba and repent. He already knows. His only goal is to take as many human beings with him as possible. I met as many people with him as possible. And now this is a moment for him to gloat even though he's going to hellfire. You know, what he's going to help are he is still gloating. Because he's thinking, look at look at the amount of people that I'm able to take with me. So he says, I cannot help you. Nor can I help myself, basically, you're calling me to help you. I'm no, I'm of no assistance. I can't even assist myself. And then he says, In Nikka, fell to be my shirt to mourn him in Kabul. He said, certainly, I denounce all previous
associations of me. Or we can say, I denounce,
or I reject all the associations you made between me and Allah, meaning you associated me with Allah. Right? What does that mean? What that means is that we obeyed him instead of obeying Allah. So meaning Instead of obeying Allah, we obeyed Him, and that is the ship that he's mentioning here, right? That Instead of obeying Allah and listen to Allah, we listen to him. So we gave a part of
what is owed to Allah, we gave it to Iblees, to the sea upon, right. And so if we obeyed Him, when we obey someone, we viewed them as if we obey someone because we view them at because we view them to have some type of authority, right, some type of power, something over us, and so we may obey them. And now when he says, Look, I can't help you. I can't even help myself. He says, Look, don't put me on this pedal, don't you know, I know, I told you to listen to me and obey me. But I reject that now. And once again, why is he telling us the truth, once again, to twist the knife. So he says in the effort to be measured, and when he will come in the previous life, all those times where I
told you to obey me and follow me. I reject it, I have no part of it. Right? I denounce it, I'm nothing to do with it. And this is, by the way, the MO of the she have been the MO of the she have been in our seminar, we talked about many, many examples. It was this she had been brings people to the edge of destruction, then he abandons them, right to the edge of destruction. And then he says, I'm out peace, nothing to do with you. Right? You're on your own, I have nothing to do with you. And likewise, he is doing that, which is very, very, very similar. This is no, this is the end of his of his message. So of course, he is doing that here. And then now he comes to the end of his hotbar,
the end of his sermon. And the only thing that is probably the worst, the worst possible thing he can do right now. At this point, he's made us feel hopeless. He's made us feel that we've been deceived, and so on and so forth. The only the worst thing you can do now is to say, look, now that you have done all this, you listen to me obeyed me, and so on and so forth. Let me show you what's in store for you. And then he says in the body means that when he says that the oppressors, the wrongdoers, they have a painful punishment for them. And now this is real. He didn't tell us. He didn't tell us in the dunya. He didn't tell us he didn't remind us of the asset. It reminded him as
a matter of fact, he told us there's no AKA, there's no there's no danger. There's no having to know how all that kind of stuff. But now he's saying, see over there, because now we're going to witness it with our own eyes. May Allah protect us. But as I said, personalized message. People there they're witnessing with their own eyes. And he says look right there, there's your painful punishment. And that is only to increase us in in in feeling horrible and feeling bad. And so how a lot you know. Well, we'll we'll get to that last point. So that is the end of the clip of Milan's trying to protect all of us from having to hear this clip but from the police from the Chapin
himself on the Day of Judgment alum I mean, I want you to listen to this clip but over and over and over again in this life. I want you to reflect upon it. I want you to to if your Eman is feeling down. If you're feeling overcome by either doubts or you're feeling overcome by desires. Recite this hotbar go to Brahim go to verse 22. Recite it and look at the meanings and contemplate it Allah He can be very, very powerful that when you're dealing with all those problems, when you're I said especially especially desires and doubts and desires can also especially when we're feeling tempted, recite this clip and then it becomes very, very clear. So Abraham, verse 22. So at the right in
verse 22, you're asking, Okay, so that is the clip of peace. May Allah protect us. May Allah protect all of us from having to hear this from a police a couple of things I want to ask you regarding,
you know, the wording that was used and as we you know, we've already talked about personalizing this message and how it would apply to us personally. But let's talk about first thing, we talked about the promise. We talked about what that means. Let's talk about authority, right. So I mentioned two types of authority, that that IBLEES may have over us, right? Authority as in you know, physical authority or it may force us to do or intellectually, right or some proofs and evidences, what are some other ways that the
She upon, controls us, right or seemingly controls us. And you can draw from your own life experiences you can draw from things that you have seen or witnessed. And by the way, my seminar is about, it's about our own selves. You know, one of the one of the taglines of the seminar is this seminar is not about this yet, but it's about you. Because it's about knowing yourself, we know ourselves we know our own weaknesses, we know our own desires, we know our own temptations, we know our you know, what the we understand our own selves will be able to defeat the ship and because they have fun, he personalizes our our deception. All right. So so let's see any hands Bismillah All
right, I saw a couple of hands immediately shoot up, one's gone down. So I want to definitely hear from Rizz Inshallah, please unmute yourself and share.
So, I took deception and I remember doing the visualization
exercise and it really did shake me
one of the things I think, for me personally that I thought
was shaytaan is like desensitizing yourself with the further obligations in the sun obligations, like, you know, sometimes I'd be like, Oh, look at the time it's time to pray. Maybe the her and I'm like, Okay, I'm running out of time. I normally pray my sunnah. You know, a great if you're DC, you grew up with your mom telling you have to pay the Sunnah. So I was like, Okay, it's, it's just the Sonos. Okay, I'll miss it for today.
As long as I can record them. And then I know is I started not praying my son up for a longer period of time. And, you know, I remember speaking to my mom on the phone, she goes, Are you praying your sunnah? And although Oh, snap, you know what? You're right. And she goes, don't think that. Don't think that that's okay. She goes, How do you even know that your throat is being accepted? And I was like, you know, true, very true. And so I think it's those things that you wouldn't not you won't think it's bad. They are still acts of worship, but they've kind of they're made to seem like you're not doing anything wrong by not fulfilling them because they're no fun. Absolutely. I mean, that's a
big, big, big takeaway. And I think that I think most people kind of go through that, even with the other four acts of obligation, like fasting, by not making them up if you owe them, it's okay. Got plenty of time.
And I've seen situations like even even in the case of her job, where, and this is a personal one. And I remember doing this, I remember reflecting this when I did your chronic fibers as well, by the way. So one of the things was like, you know, when you leaving, leaving things, and this happened to my aunt, like we were, it was a wedding and she had said, you know, she said to my mum, oh, mashallah, you know, all your daughters are wearing hijab. I'm going to do it, but I'm going to wait till the wedding goes
past and then I'll start wearing hijab and the wedding was on a Saturday. She got into a car accident and died instantly on the Monday. She never got to fulfill her. Her, her. Her requests have written and I remember my mom saying to her, why are you waiting? You don't know when you're gonna go. And it's, you know, that really shook me when when she passed away, that really shook me. And it was worse because I actually did her hand on her hand and her my uncle said to me, she still had the hand on her hand when she passed away. And so, a lot of mercy on
Zach Lufia that's it. It's amazing point really, and this is one of the ways that he controls this right. And a lot of these comes under they come under doubts they come under the rationalization we talked about this in the seminar, a lot of the rationalization of either the rationalization of sins, or you know, rationalizing, leaving
certain good deeds Right. Or belittling we talked about belittling good deeds, right? Like, oh, it's not that big of a deal, whatever. Well, eventually, when you belittle something, it becomes a big deal. Now and we talked about this in Seminar and yeah, that's one of the ways he exercises authority control over us. hamdullah very good, very good. Anyone else? I see you guys next we'll take Lila from Georgia, but in just a second because nobody ever does this. Nobody ever admits it. This is actually a McRibs email marketing managers. She's the one who's responsible for all the emails that go to you. And she's like, slightly just it's like I took all your classes. Yes. You
took all of his classes. Where is your ticket? Every single one of your class. Are you the one who's who sends out the emails and signs my name at the bottom? Yeah, no, she was everything plans. Everything orchestrates basically every single email that goes out who writes My name at the bottom of the email? I didn't find that person that says either Samar. It used to be shuffle mart or it's this new brother for
Yeah, he's she's off the she's probably schedules that she sends it. There's a mistake in the time that we go to right. Okay. Okay, I'm gonna accept from her and everyone I mean yeah, let's take limelight and shot love from Georgia, please do unmute yourself and show we'd love to hear function.
So like I'm
so I was going to mention the hijab as well, but it a little differently, but basically should, in my like, one thing I've noticed about a lot of women and girls and who practice the hijab. And I'm speaking on a personal perspective as well, that she thought has many pm has us doubt, I'm wearing the hijab, and this does come from like, a
portion of myself that I'm not perfect and far from perfect. So I understand that Qigong does put into my mind doubts of wearing the hijab, I want to take it off, I'm not perfect, I could do better, and I'm not worthy of the hijab. And
the biggest issue is fighting against these urges to take off the hijab, because I am a practice. I've been practicing the hijab for the past 10 years, and I'm out of my own peer choice. And it's a it's a struggle.
It's a huge struggle for me at least like I cannot speak for any other woman. But I'm sure Dan has this thing to basically put whispers into our head that Oh, you're not perfect. You don't pray five times a day for some women, not all women, obviously. But you don't pray five times a day, you don't do this, you don't do that. You don't fulfill your first obligations. And
this is the biggest issue that I've seen amongst myself, as well as some of my friends. Zack, Zack, absolutely. Obviously, I cannot relate. I'm a guy. I've never worn hijab. But I can relate to the principle that you're mentioning. And the idea that you're mentioning that the ship on will use our insecurities against us. Yes. And I often say uses our humanity against us. What I mean by humanity is that we're not perfect. And the Shaban will come and say, since you're not perfect, why bother? Right? Anybody doesn't phrase it like that. He says, you have this problem and that problem, that problem, that problem, why even bothering doing whatever you're doing, right? classic shape on
classic, at least, Mila predicted that that's how it works. And that's one of the ways that they Yeah, exercise control over us. Exactly. Look, thank you so much. Now let's have one more person. Oh, we're having a lot of time flies. Okay, I want I want to also want you to reflect on the last portion of the verse, but continue to share in the chat 100 I think a lot of benefit here. The last portion of this verse is when bliss says in a volley mean, the home either lean now,
is everyone there a vaanam? Right? Because Because if we're personalizing the message, you know, I often I when we do this in class, I tell the students like, look, one of the questions you're gonna have is, like volume that you call me a volume, you can't mean a presser, like I knew, like, who the volley moon were right. I knew like dictators and so on and so forth. People who,
you know, committed genocides and like they oppress others or whatever, like, I'm not a violent like I committed sins, but I'm not a victim. I never oppress anyone. So why is bliss referring to us as a vondom? Right? Why are we he says in the valley media Lahoma down and even like, why is including US amongst the those who committed blood? So go ahead. So raise your hand already. And if you guys raise your hand for the previous question, please lower them just in case we pick you on accident. Let me see. i Sister nauseas. hand was up very, very, very early meeting so let's hear from Eastern as yet. Please unmute yourself and your reflection.
Yeah, not oppressor. I've been sort of the general term. But I think what its meaning is that we're pressing ourselves and our nuts. And we're doing ourselves wrong with acting, in a sense against a law. So we are the island to ourselves to our sort of default mechanism. So if you know, before we do an app that is
tightness in that there is a little piece of us that says, you know, maybe you shouldn't be doing this or the consequences and then the developers come in and normalize that. Okay, is it and then we do it and then then that regret comes in? So in the sort of general sense, I think it's the fact that we are being violent to ourselves. Absolutely. Absolutely. Look, even the people who committed like
them as we, you know, tend to see them like oppression and wrongdoing and so on and so forth. They're all
also oppressing themselves. Alright, so in the afterlife, they will see that, yeah, they oppressed other people. But first and foremost, they oppressed themselves by oppressing others, because they oppressed themselves by those sins that they were, they were committing. So in this sense, you know, everyone is a vaad, anyone, anyone who commits a sin, they are doing the looting against your own knifes, right? And that learning becomes apparent now, in this situation, and during the whole book, and now that the outcome is here, a person becomes and becomes cognizant of that that like, oh, you know, what, all that time that I was like, having fun to do whatever I want to do committing this
sin and that sin and so on and so forth. I was actually harming myself, right? It was actually learning that was taking place to myself very good. What else? What else?
For him here from Canada, please do unmute yourself, inshallah.
So I might equal adequacy.
So I'm just thinking about maybe he's referencing to the fact that we are maybe behaving as hypocrites.
When we do those things, he is still in our minds, we know we have the ability to discriminate between right and wrong, and we still follow his leads. So yes, we are it's a MOBA limb. But I think there is also that notion of hypocrisy in it.
Yeah, I mean, yeah, you know, obviously, hypocrisy is one of the tools of the sheer fun without a doubt. And hypocrisy is a very tricky one. Because sometimes, yeah, when we fall into hypocrisy,
we are going down a wrong path. Obviously, that should be clear. And the the flip side of that is that sometimes the CFO will accuse us of hypocrisy,
too, to get us to stop doing good deeds, which is a little bit of a nuanced point, I know you read something, you'd have to read the content. And I really don't know if I should have brought it up right now, because it is a little bit of a complex issue, but I'll give an example. Well, you know, what, our sister mentioned example, with the hijab, right? So the she upon comes to somebody who wears hijab and says, you know, you're, you're, you're a hypocrite, because by wearing hijab, you're trying to show people that you're a good Muslim, but you do this and that's, and that's, and that's, and that's right. So it's like, Hey, you're a hypocrite, why are you even bothering and so it's very
Subhanallah conniving, how the Shia upon will use both aspects of hypocrisy to try to deceive us and also
when you know, Allah subhanaw taala, blames or reprimands, those who who are hypocrites or those who commit hypocrisy. For example, a tap moon on NASA bilberry with 10, Sona and Prusa, calm, you command the people to do good, and you forget your own selves, the ship bot will come and say, hey, look, right, you're not doing yourself, you're telling other people do it. Stop telling other people to do it. That's not the message there. The message is, you start doing it as well. If you're telling other people to do it, you got to work, you got to work hard, and you got it, you got to, you got to start doing it as well. I remember Pamela, one of the things that drew me to Islam, and
I've never shared this with anyone, by the way. So the first time sharing this, one of the things that drew me to Islam is as I began to do my research and looking into, you know, Islam, and it started to make sense, and so on and so forth. I had friends that that, you know, I was in college at this time. And you know, I had a couple friends that were Muslim. You know, growing up, I didn't really have any Muslim friends. But in college, I had a couple of some friends. And I'd be like, I'd call them out. And I'd be like, How come you guys don't do like Islam says this, but you guys don't like you don't do this. And then one time, a friend of mine was like, Yeah, but you don't do it
either. And I was like, Yeah, but in my mind, I'm like, but I'm not really Muslim. Like, I'm I don't even know if this is the truth yet. Right? But like, I'm looking for the truth, and maybe this is the truth or whatever. But then just one day, like it really hit me. He's like, Yeah, but you don't do it either. And I'm like, You're right. Right? If I'm convinced by this, and I'm like, I'm attacking you. And I'm saying, Look, you claim to be Wilson, you don't do XYZ? Well, that means I think it's a good thing. And if I think it's a good thing, why am I not doing it? And I said, I said to a friend of mine, I said, You're right. You're absolutely right. And that was around the time
where I began to have this feeling that you know, if I don't take my Shahada, if I don't, like become consciously become Muslim,
that I'm like, lying to myself, like, I'm not being true to myself. So to have that in now, like I was able to, like, you know, say like, you know what, I gotta change myself. It's not that I stopped doing stop encouraging that which is good. I have to change myself. Right. And that's just a reminder to Pamela for all of us. And I face other times in my life where, I mean, you can imagine doing what I do, public speaking, giving, Dawa teaching whatever, that's a constant attack of the day upon which she had thought would come and say you you're telling people to do this now? Whatever. Are you doing it? You know, and there's a notion like the instinct to be like, Yo, man, I
better stop telling people to do it. When I'm like, no, no, no, no, that oh, the language ship and the regime. I need to start doing it.
All right, well, I need to try harder. Like I have a I have a video about family lane, which I think is like my most watched video on YouTube for some reason it's about 10 minutes before it's called 10 minutes before fed Joe and I'm encouraging people that even if you wake up 10 minutes before federal
prey family because even even 10 minutes before Fidel is actually the last third of the night And subhanAllah every now and then somebody will ask me you know, on Twitter or whatever, and like you know what, I saw this video and I started praying for me I'm like, Man, I It's a way for me to check myself and say, am I am I as enthusiastic about can we lady right now?
As as when I was when I said those words, right? And it's a check for me and and 100 i That's one of the reasons I continue to do what I do. Honestly, if it wasn't for some of these things, I would have retired a long time ago, I would have gotten back to civilian life. Get a nine to five just chill you know, be anonymous. Go to the masjid and pray and come home whatever like life so much easier.
I don't have to do this. You know, some have a lot people only see the people only see like the public and the spotlight aspect of of what I do and what people you know, who do what I do. There's so much more to and there will lie there's times where I'm liking I'm done. done my part, you know, giving Dawa. I was in Medina for like, six, seven years. I've been giving Dawa. Now for 10 years, I've done my good my do. But then I always come back to like one of the points I was coming back to is it keeps me going. Right. So like it helps my faith. So if I'm talking about it, it's always a reminder for myself first and first and foremost. And that's why I continue to do what I do hunting.
Okay, I think well, and there. I think that's a good place to end. I know this panel, we didn't do as much
interaction today and as much sharing but I really wanted to, you know, spend all we came came upon the Jews today. And like sort of the Brahim like, okay, you know what, like, I'm not going to, I'm not going to miss a chance to expose people if you haven't heard this verse before, if you haven't reflected upon it. I don't know how long my life is, I don't know how long your life is. My goal is that every single person hears this bliss, before it's too late. Right? That's one of my mission. Even with the deception seminar. I'm like, you know, people need to hear this, because you can really change change your life, right? And it changes my life every time I recite it every time I
reflect upon it. So ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept this humble effort from us and ask the last time to add to give us the tofield to act upon what we have learned a Lahoma I mean, Allahu Allah Subhana Allah como behind ik a shadow and in that, in the end, it's still clear, we're going to relate to exactly
charges that come along with their shifts of Han Allah for another very beneficial for and reflects session. I will note since we are seven minutes past the hour, I'm taking that off of the two hours that I just that stuck in my head, I hate being in debt to people check. So we will we'll keep that score even in sha Allah. Sure. Sounds good. Inshallah. shiksa will be back with us tomorrow for his next on reflection session. A couple of quick reminders as you guys are closing off for today. One is that we have a new guests with us chef Eric Muslim is joining us tomorrow. Talk covering the resurrected man. And I've heard some really, really great things about him. So I really hope that
you guys take advantage and join us for that session, you're going to have a guest host where their mind is going to be coming back in sha Allah. You guys loved and enjoyed his session this past week. So in sha Allah, I'm going to take a break and never heard about their miners was a no joke. He's right there. No, I'm going Allah. We are going to be excited to have him back hosting with us for tomorrow's session. A couple of quick reminders as well. One is that those were asking for the deception link. We did have that activated, make sure it's ready for you guys. If someone does want to benefit the topic of the story that she thought is beautiful and she did a really great deep dive
and blew my mind was in the things that we learned in that class. That's among the online slash deception. However, more time constraint focused something that's closing tomorrow as you guys heard from Sheikh Omar earlier, we've been talking a lot about the focus about what the topic of Salah and fixing your Salah, getting it to the point where you want it to be tackling all those lifelong struggles that you've had with it. So the mindful salah of course wishing Kumar is closing tomorrow he's been mashallah benefiting us so much with the reminders on a mug of social media and handling land now you guys will get to do a deep dive into that topic. And as I mentioned earlier, we have
gotten so much great feedback about people just jumping just easing into that course and benefiting so so much. So make sure you take advantage of the opportunity to take it especially in the blessed month of Ramadan. That of course is at another dot online. And finally I know a lot of you guys wanted to recite today and Masha Allah consistently we've had some amazing people who have been participating and being ready to do so. So I hope those you are benefiting and we're excited about reciting the Quran and sharing that with the community you do join us for the grand challenge we're doing a 10 day challenge with the mamas I'm sure we've one of our favorite crown reciters and
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And head over to cron revolution.com/challenge. To benefit from that experience. We've already done a couple of days. The challenge is that completely underway we're enjoying it so much with the community and you guys are gonna love being part of that experience as well. So inshallah we look forward to seeing you guys there tomorrow at 2pm PST is when the challenge is happening. All right, just like a look everyone for joining us for day number 12 of Ramadan. 360 we kick off day number 13 Tomorrow, please take care of Stay happy, stay healthy, stay safe and for now a cinema and