Special Edition Part 1 Msa Concordia Halaqa With Navaid Aziz 25 1 2013
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it's actually unbelievable. See this much people at a Concordia University Halifax unbelievable. It's actually amazing. We have people from all over the islands we have we have guys from the west island that heard of this like that's ever coming we went hiking like that's it in the snow cause we're doing it from South Shore all you have to hear is that is the name chef Medved. And that's it we're coming you know this is this is pretty
subpar for those for those who are just you know in surprise and mystery of why this is so packed and why this why this place is so packed right now. Well this is not your regular ms in Korea Holocaust actually I'm gonna call a special edition
we have two very spectacular spectacular shoe coming together a hell of a handler
the first speaker will be shifting the video you guys all know I'm sure you guys all know and so on the topic of the talent program I told from what I was told will be about the worshipping a lot on how to how to worship and better how to worship Allah 100 better the art of worship there you go He knows you know that
inshallah and then and that's that's pretty much it and we also have another chef side who actually is his first time in materials first time
he not he might not be amazed with him from the cold and all that but you know that he actually made it came out of his time and he will be right here in a month from now giving the death of children courts. We will talk to you more about it. But enough for me I'm gonna give a shout David right now.
This is not my not him and him de la bella alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala ambia, even more saline Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Jain. My dear brothers and sisters to them, it
just goes off, and you hear them say
a young boy wakes up and he has tears in his eyes. He's scared and he's frightened. And he thinks to himself, what has just happened? He makes you do he gets into his car, he runs towards the masjid. And he hears this the man say a celemony Kumara hematoma. soleimani Kumara matanga. And he starts crying even more. This young boy,
he starts to realize that you know what? Maybe worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala isn't for me. Maybe I wasn't created for it. Maybe it wasn't meant for me if it's going to be this hard. You know, maybe just it wasn't meant to happen. As he's thinking, the light bulb goes on, it flashes. And you remember is you know what? We have our hanafy brothers and sisters, they pray their saliva and later let me go to the other mustard. So he gets back into his car, he goes towards the other Masjid. And he gets to the area where they put the shoes. And then you see this young boy, he makes sense the where they take off their shoots. And you're like, What on earth is this guy doing? Why is he making
such the nocellara just such the well, the take off their shoes. So you come up to this young boy and you ask him, you know what's up, the whole machine is empty, but you're making such that where they take off the shoots. And this young boy, he tells you what happened. He says 40 days ago, I read a Hadith of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And that Hadith was that whoever catches the community around the opening of Salah with the Imam, then he'll be free from two things. You'll be free from hypocrisy, and you'll be freed from the hellfire. And it made it my goal that today that from that day, I was going to try for 40 days consecutively each and every Salah, I
would catch up the community along with the Imam and today I woke up at the other end. And I realized that I in my local machine, I would have missed this a lot. So I hurried to this machine and lo and behold, the man came late. So I made sense that the sugar to thank Allah subhana wa Taala that he granted me the opportunity to worship Him. So this could be my 40th day and then we would have completed all of my Salah. My dear brothers and sisters, this is the introduction to the art of worship. And I want to share with you how this ties in into our topic for tonight. There's a famous book called The Art of War. Has anyone heard of that book? Raise your hands. Heard a read of that
book? Excellent. This book The Art of War is actually a strategy book that is generally used by generals and military expeditions, but it's also used in business management and in leadership.
And there's a quote in this book that I want to share with you that's going to tie everything together be the light. And that quote is the individual that knows himself and knows his enemies. He does not need to fear the result of even 100 battles, he does not need to fear the result of even 100 battles. The individual that knows himself, but does not know his enemy. For every victory he tastes, he will also suffer a defeat, where every victory he tastes, he will also suffer a defeat. And the individual that does not know himself and does not know his enemy, then even if he assumes to be victorious, he is at loss. Even if he assumed to be victorious. He is at loss. My topic for
tonight is worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala chicks our topic for tonight is the traps that shavon is going to us to prevent you from turning back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So my portion is getting to know yourself. jigsaws portion is getting to know who your enemy is. With that having been said, I want to break down my talk for you, you're going to have three main concepts and three main points that you will be enlightened and memorize. And then you will have three action points as well. So these are things that within the atana you will take action on at the end of the talk. So what are you guys with me so far? Three points, concepts you're going to understand the the lights on, and
then three concepts and points you want to take action on the first point, the first concept that you will learn and understand. Why do you worship Allah subhanho wa Taala? Why do you worship? Allah subhanho wa Taala a very integral and important point of our faith. What is it that causes us to worship Allah? subhanaw taala? Who can tell me? Why do we worship Allah?
Excellent hope to enter gender and fear of entering the Hellfire, anything else? Any other reason we worship Allah?
Because we love Allah subhanho wa Taala. Excellent, that's good. Anything else? I want two more answers than they thought. Two more answers. Go ahead, sister.
Because He's worthy of being worshipped. Excellent. And one more.
to please Allah subhanho wa Taala Subhan Allah, you know, I've given this talk about five times now. And no one's given that answer because he's worthy of being worshipped. And that is the exact answer that I'm looking for. A lot of the times when we think about why do we worship Allah will think, oh, because Allah told us to do so. Oh, because Allah created us, or we want to be saved from the Hellfire and we want to enter Paradise. Now the problem with all of these answers that while they are good, and there's some accuracy to them, the problem with them is that you're thinking of it as a give and take relationship that Allah created me. So let me give back to Allah. Allah is going to
give me genda let me give back to Allah subhanho wa Taala Juan from South Africa, Allah, Allah is going to save me from the hellfire. Let me give back to Allah. Now let us tie this in into how this is relevant to you. I want you to think about a time that you owed someone a debt, a time you owed someone that debt. And this is something that will happen from time to time that someone lends you some money, and you have to pay them back. When you pay them back. Do you ever pay them back more than they gave you? And we're not talking about these haraam? Like robot based loans? I'm talking about a Muslim brother lending you money. And he's like, Here's $100 in pay me back later on. Did
you ever think to yourself, you know what, let me give you back more. No, most of the times you borrow me $10. So you lend me $10? I'll give you $10 back. That's, you know, the nature of transactions. The problem with that is with Allah subhanaw taala there's nothing that you can ever do to repay him. And that is why the only true answer that we come down to is what the sister mentioned, is that Allah subhanho wa Taala is worthy of worship. So now the question arises, what does that mean? And how do we know that Allah subhanho wa Taala is worthy of worship? Now, this is going to come from two aspects, aspects. Number one, your personal experience, and aspect number
two, turning towards revelation. So aspect number one is your personal experience. And aspect number two is turning towards revelation. In terms of your personal experience, let me share your personal experience that just happened with me this past week. I was with two brothers. I was with Sheikh Mohammed, this city friend, this brother named acid in London. And this brother named acid he has like this British mentality where, you know, they're constantly sarcastic, and always making fun of you. That's like the British mentality. So I'm like, I'm late for my flight. And he's like, haha, that's amazing. Like, what's wrong with the Canadian people? Like it's so nice, you're like, Don't
worry, you know, it'll work out. He's like, good for you. You deserve to miss the flight. So I'm like panicking out of my mind. And I'm like, you know, yeah, like I don't want to miss this flight is the only flight to Montreal that day. So it's 1210 and I'm at the train station, and my flight. The gates to the sorry the counter, it closes at 1230
So at that time, the gala, you know, facilitate this for me and make it easy for me. So I have these two big Husky bags and going through the train station. I don't even know where to buy my ticket. And as I'm carrying my luggage, a random person, he comes up to me, he's like, are you going to Heathrow airport? I'm like, Yeah, he's like, you buy a ticket from over here. So I go to the machine and buy my ticket. And it doesn't even tell you what truck to go to. Once you have your ticket, something we're on earth to do. I go now, then randomly, a girl comes up to me. And she's like, are you going to Heathrow airport? I'm like, yeah, and she's like, go to tracking number six. I get the
track number six. And this is where it gets really interesting. track number six has two trains, train a and drink B. And I'm like, which one goes to Heathrow? Then from the train? This girl shouts out. She's like, are you going to Heathrow airport? And I'm like, Yeah, she's like, come you need to get onto this train. And I want you to imagine for those of you have seen Indiana Jones the first one. There's this crazy scene where like the doors closing is like sliding underneath. That was me.
And I'm like getting onto the train. I'm like, Yeah, the house is gonna happen. But how the light got onto the train. And I thought to myself Subhanallah This is amazing. Like Allah sent these random people, you know, especially, you know, British people, they couldn't care less about you, like I told you about this British guy, you know? And they were like, Yeah, come this is the way to Heathrow. I finally get to the counter. And lo and behold, the lady's like, you know what, Mr. Aziz, we were expecting you. And we were gonna wait for you to 1245 and I'm like Allahu Akbar, in Allah subhanho wa Taala makes the most difficult, and almost impossible of tasks. So easy. So this is what
I'm talking about personal experience, that if you were to analyze your life, you would see that there are certain incidents that Allah has made so easy, and so amazing to show you a sign that he is the one that is ultimately in control, and he is the one that deserves to be worshipped. Then you refer to the texts, you look at the life of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and how Allah subhanho wa Taala took care of him. You look at the Koran, and how the Quran is perfect from every single aspect. So that is the aspect of revelation that teaches us that Allah subhanaw taala is perfect. So the first concept and we're going to refer to these as paradigm shifts, because
it's changing the mindsets of individuals. So the first paradigm shift you're learning tonight, is that we worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. Not because he's giving us anything, but because he's simply worthy of worship. And that is what Allah subhana wa, tada created us for. paradigm shift number two, the second concept is that this worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala is a lifelong endeavor. It's not just for a day, it's not just for an hour, it's not just for a minute, it is a lifelong endeavor. Now, how does this benefit you? This benefits you in the sense that I want you to imagine someone's in a race. So the Olympics just finished in the summertime. Imagine, again, we're
going back to England, you're in this race, you're in, like, let's just say, the four kilometer run, in this four kilometer run, there are three general approaches that you can take, you can be that individual that says, You know what, I'm going to destroy this race and eat this race alive. I'm going to sprint the whole race. So as soon as the gun is shot, you start running, you're sprinting, and like 500 meters go by, and you're burnt out, and everyone zooms by you, and you're like, barely finished the race, then you can be like a second individual. The second individual is like, you know, what, four kilometers is so long. I have all the time in the world. I'm going to start off
walking. So the guns shot and you're like smiling at the audience. You're walking down the track, and you're like, what the hell is this guy doing? Now, the problem with this guy is that he gets diluted, because everyone zooms by him. He gets left behind so far, he says i'd haven't even started running yet. What's the point? Let me just drop out of the race altogether. And this is what I feel a lot of the Muslims fall into play, then you get a third possible scenario. And this is the individual that is what you know, like, you know what, let me just focus on myself. I'm going to pace myself. It's not just about winning, but it's about actually completing the race and having
this sense of achievement. So this individual, he just draws the whole race. Now this individual may not finish first, but definitely he won't finish last and with the lights on, he will finish. Now how does this tie in to worship? It ties into worship, think about your Ramadan, that the first couple of days in the Ramadan kickin, you're reading quarter on every after every Salah, you're memorizing Quran, you're praying in the masjid, you're spending your nights in the masjid. You're doing all sorts of other good deeds. But what happens by the end of the first week? You're like, it's too much. I can't read this much caught on. I can't pray this many soon. I can't pray all of my
thought all week. And you become like individual number one that started to sprint, and then you get burnt out. Now what
is the solution to this? And how does this actually go on to changing the way this goes on to change is that you need to find a way to make your whole life and income setup.
You need to find a way to make your whole life and activity by the need to find a way to make your whole life into an activity binder. And this is where I introduce you to two new concepts. Concept number one is having an act of a binder that is small, yet it is secret between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala that no one knows about it, except for you and Allah subhanho wa Taala. So for example, I want you to think about saying Subhan Allah will be handy he Subhana Allah He loves him, that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says that the individual that says this 100 times he will have a tree in paradise. Now this is something that you will do secretly with your
tongue, no one else will know about it. But the beautiful thing about this is that if you were to do this just once a day, for the rest of your life, be the law hit Allah. This is an act of worship that not only a secret, so be the lights Allah, it is a higher level of worship. But the second thing is, is that it builds a special relationship with you and Allah subhanho wa Taala. So you'll notice that when you're in public, you're at the most sunlight school, praying Salah is so easy. But when you're at home, the event is going off for fudger you know, you need to get up but you have no friends around you. You have no company around you. Getting up for Silla becomes so difficult,
because that is the nature of things that we want to be aided, we want to be helped. And that is why being around Muslims is so important that they help you in worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that is the first concept that you need to find an act of worship that is purely between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala something very small, that you may consider insignificant, but this is going to be the leaf that you turn over in your journey to Allah subhanho wa Taala that no one will know about it except you in Allah subhanho wa Taala. The second concept related to point number two is turning your regular life into a binder, turning your regular life into a binder. Now how do you
turn your regular life into a binder I want to share a conversation with you that took place between two companions about masala Shanti and why they've been German. So what have we been Jebel? He asks about Musashi. He asks him, how do you worship Allah subhanho wa Taala? Like what's the secret to your worship? So he tells him that you know what, I wake up at 4pm Elaine, I recite Quran. I do my car after salah and he keeps on listing things one after another. And why is that? Mashallah, that's fantastic. Now having known why they've been Jebel, what did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say about why Can anyone tell me what was like a specific virtue who had?
Excellent, but there was a more specific description. He was the most knowledgeable about what?
Go ahead, give me a second one then
that side of in life.
Why live in Java, the professor seldom says about him that he's the most knowledgeable of this oma with the halaal and the harem. So the point being that he was a scholar from amongst the Sahaba. So you really want to see what he has to say about this. So he tell us about Musashi that I seek from my sleep, just like you seek from your prayer, I seek from my sleep, just like you seek from your prayer. What does that mean? What that means is that while the Benjamin or the Allahu anhu, he found a way to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala, even in matters that we would consider trivial and insignificant. Now, how does that happen? It happens with two things. Number one, the intention so
that everything that you're doing, what is the nobler intention behind it? What is the most noble intention that you can have? So an individual that goes to sleep, he can have various intentions, he can be like, you know what, I'm feeling tired today. Let me relax them and get some sleep, because I need to go to school tomorrow morning. This is something that is something permissible, but he's not necessarily getting rewarded for this intention. Another person, he goes to bed with the intention, you know what, I need to get to bed early tonight, because I need to wake up for a budget. And then this person gets rewarded. A third person says, You know what, I need to get to bed even earlier,
because I need to wake up 4pm alella need to wake up for the hygiene and this person gets even more reward. So what you want to think about is every worldly after that you do what is the noblest intention that you can have to maximize your reward out of it, so you can make your award you know what, I need to wake up for piano lane. I need to wake up for fudger I need to wake up to go
school, I need to wake up to help my parents in the morning, I need to wake up to memorize Quran and every single thing that you can tie into this worldly Act, the more reward you get for it. Then the second aspect to this is doing things according to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So when you consciously lay on your right side, with your hand on your cheek, when you make the choice of going to bed, when you wipe your bed with your hand, these are all aspects of the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam that he used to do before he used to go to bed. So these two components, even an act of sleeping becomes an act of a bother. And this is what
why they've been Jamila de la angle was referring to that he seeks from his sleep, just like the other companions used to seek from their prayer. So let us recap the two points we've taken so far. Concept number one is that we worship Allah subhanho wa Taala because He is worthy of worship. Concept number two, is that this worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala is a lifelong endeavor. And it needs to be done gradually. So you need to increase on your worship and build upon it and not just try to do everything at once. nor should you be so laid back that you think that you know what i can do everything later on, but gradually build upon it till the end of your life when the lights on.
And we learned the third and last point to be the lights on it before I conclude is that you will need help in worshipping Allah subhana wa Tada. You will need help in worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala. The clearest example I can give you for this is that when you think about sorbitol Fatiha when you think about Serato Fatiha, Allah subhanho wa Taala he pairs together, he aka Budo iya canister. He pairs together that Oh Allah, it is only you that we worship, and Oh Allah, it is you that we seek assistance from now worship and assistance they go hand to hand Why? One because assistance seeking assistance from Allah is an actual act of worship. And number two, is that the
greatest thing that you will ever need assistance in is in worshipping Allah subhana wa tada because it is a difficult task, and you do need that help. And this is why if you look at why the ninja will get back to this noble companion again, he asked the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Yara Sula, la teach me something that I can say at the end of Salah. What did the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teach him? Can anyone tell me? What was the the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam tried to hide them in German
accent that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught to hide them in general. And I'm going to say this slowly so that you can write it down or make note of it on your phone. He taught me why they've been jevelin the following. There has three components to it. He said Allahumma inni Allahumma O Allah ajni Allah Vic rica was shakalaka Well, firstly, he back then Oh Allah aid me in remembering you. And thanking you, and perfecting my worship of you, aid me in remembering you, and thanking you and perfecting my worship of you. The lesson you derive from this is that even someone like why they've been gentlemen, he's being taught that never ever be so
arrogant to think that you can perfect your worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala by yourself, but rather even in worshipping Allah, you will need the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In this, you will need the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala in this and that is why it is so important that when you raise your hands to Allah subhanho wa Taala and you're making throughout Oh, Allah, you know, helped me in my education helped me pass my exams, grant me the best of this union, the best of the hereafter. One of the things you need to be making draw for as well, is that Oh, Allah helped me in worshipping You helped me and worshiping you. And in this, you're fulfilling your purpose of
creation, what Allah created you for, you are asking a lot to help you fulfill your purpose of creation. So those are the three main concepts that are related to my chocolate. Now, let us talk about action points, let us talk about action points. I'm going to leave you with three action points as well.
Number one, is that if you want to enlighten yourself more on this topic, I have a lecture I would suggest and a book I would suggest as well. In terms of a lecture, there's a lecture by chef he asked at a party called the journey of worship, the journey of worship. This is a lecture he gave on at the peace conference in India. You can find it on YouTube, it's about 15 minutes long. An excellent lecture. Darrel light knew more about worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala in terms of a book and this is the the concept or the the point, I would emphasize even more
That don't focus just on watching lectures, but focus on reading this book. It's called the journey to Allah, the journey to Allah. And this book was written by one of the great scholars of the past, called al Halford, ignore Roger, and humbly and half of the knowledge and humbling of him Allah. Now, here's an even better tip, I'll tell you how to get that book for free. Has anyone heard of Columbia law.com
best website ever, isn't it. So you go to Columbia Law, and you can look up his name in the lunchable humbly, and you can download this book for free. And this whole book is an explanation of who Allah subhanho wa Taala is, why you worship Him, and how to worship Him. So that is the first action point, enlightening yourself more by listening to a lecture and reading a book. Action Point number two is that as we conclude this lecture, I want you to think about that one act of a birder that you are going to do from today, till the end of your life has been the light on something small, but you're going to start taking action on it from tonight, that you're going to start
tonight, and you're going to continue it till the day that you die. So I want each individual to think about it, it can be something as simple that I will read half a page of Quran, it can be something as simple as I will make sure I pray my two sons of feather till the day that I die, it can be as simple as I will wake up every morning and smile at my mother. All of these things are extremely simple. And they're great acts of worship. Now the point here is you want to do something gradual and consistent, gradual and consistent, so that you can build upon it in the lights on. So if you have a pen and paper, you have a phone with you, I want you to write down what your act of
worship is going to be. And I'll give you like 20 seconds to do that. Then the lights on for 20 seconds. I want you to write that down. What is your act of worship something small that you want to do from tonight, till the day that you die within it. Tada. You have 20 seconds.
Okay, hopefully you've done that now. And let us conclude with the third action point. The third action point is that you're going to memorize the dua, that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught from either bingeable you want to memorize the dua that Allah messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam talking about the bingeable to repeat it again. Allahumma inni Allah Vic rica was shakalaka Well, firstly a biotic Allahumma inni and Ivica will show clicker. Well, firstly a valid Allahumma inni Allah Vic rica was Shaka, Hosni Eva. So those are your three action points. You're going to read or listen to a lecture, you're going to start a small activity by the from tonight
till the day that you die and you're going to keep trying that even if you forget one day, you just keep trying the next day when the lights are there. And the third thing is that after every seller, you're going to make this into Allah subhanaw taala Oh Allah help me and aid me in remembering you, thanking you and protecting my worship of you. Now I'm going to conclude with a small story. How many people have been to Medina here? Can you raise your hands vinta Medina
not too many of you Spangler. I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala grantee that they'll fichter complete hygiene Amara, a big big blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So while I'm studying at the Islamic University of Medina, there is a particular teacher that I had, that you know, Allah subhanho wa Taala placed a very special love in my heart for him. And when I was at the Arabic Institute, I had just recently moved out of campus, and I was living close to the bottom.
And once we would finish school, you know, the walk to the Gates was like a 10 minute walk. And what this teacher used to do was, he would know that I'd be walking so randomly, he just stopped his car to pick me up. Sometimes he just dropped me off at the gates of the university so I can grab a cab, or other times he'd actually take me to my house or closer to my house. And I want to share one particular incident with you where we're driving on the roads of Medina. Now when you get to Medina, you know, Mashallah, you notice how soft the people are, how humble they are, how nice they are, but there are certain things that don't change and that is the psychotic driving. Everyone's like a
maniac driver there for some reason. So we're leaving the university and it's a you know, it's a school zone. So University zone. So You Think You know what, drive 50 6070 kilometers an hour, we're going like 130,
zooming down, and then as we're zooming down
130 kilometers an hour or so, all of a sudden, the brakes halt, boom. And I go jerking forward. No one wear seatbelts anymore, you know? And I'm like, yeah, look what just happened. I mean, there was no kid running, nothing happened. Why is he drinking the car? And before I can even say anything, he gets out of the car, walks behind the car, he goes and does something on the sidewalk. And he comes back into the car. I'm like, What is this guy doing? Now out of respect for my teacher?
I'm like, I don't want to say anything. You know, whatever he had to do, he went and did it. But curiosity always gets the best of us. So we get to my house. And I'm like, Yeah, sure. You have to forgive me an excuse me. But you need to explain to me what on earth you did.
You know, I don't understand. And he's like,
you know, hey, by the way, for those of you that don't know, my first name is Mohammed Nabi Pakistani, those have Mohammed something before their name. So in the university, they knew me as Muhammad
Ali Muhammad. Do you know what the greatest blessing is in the hereafter?
And I knew the answer to that. The answer to that is that you will see the face of Allah subhanaw taala. But out of respect for the sheikh, I said, No, Chef, please tell me, you know, what is the greatest blessing in the hereafter. He says that he Mohammed, the greatest blessing of the Hereafter, is that you will get to see the face of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And every Friday, Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to give the believers that opportunity. And every believer will think on that day, that Oh, Allah just said, me spend an extra two minutes with you. Let me spend an extra moment with you. Because that is the greatest blessing in gender. It's not the horrors of gender.
It's not the mansions of gender. It's not the food in general, the greatest blessing is seeing the face of Allah subhana wa Tada. And he says, You never know what that deed is, that will allow you to spend just one extra moment with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So back there, as we were driving, there was a bottle on the side of the road. And I thought to myself that you know, what, what if someone steps on that, what if that bottle burst? What if someone gets cut? You know, what, let me do the minimum of a man, which is moving something harmful from the path. So I did that with the intention in hopes that on the Day of Judgement in gender, that Allah subhana wa, tada will allow me to spend
just one extra minute with him. And then getting out of that car, you know, burdening myself with more than this bottle, and all the wood has been worth it. And that's what I want to leave you with that right now, when you think about this small, good deed, you're thinking to yourself, you know, what's the point? There's so many other activity by them not doing? What's the point of just doing the small one. The point of all of this, my dear brothers and sisters, is that this may be that very deed that allows you to spend that one extra minute and then on the day of judgment in the hereafter engender, you will be thinking you know what, Subhana Allah, what a great blessing it was to listen
to check the video. He got an extra moment of less time with Donna. I pray that Allah subhanaw taala forgives us for our shortcomings, and allows us to perfect our worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala waka Dhawan and hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu most southern Mubarak and then the Vienna Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi h nine
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for the for the very very beneficial talk inshallah very, very nice and this is what this is pretty much what we need here. We should try to make it a weekly thing you know, getting getting knowledge getting that that very vital piece of information. And pretty much here that that the MSA, we try to make this a daily thing forget about weekly, we're trying to make this a daily thing and we're gonna come up here with some, some announcements you have to understand.
So right here we have the General Assembly actually. So what this is, if you guys wanna know what the MSA is here at Concordia, what what we're all about, is it only the Friday holocausts, because it's kind of a cliche that people have that it's only the Fridays are coming on Friday we do it this is with MC is actually trying to make a weekly thing. And you guys can actually find out more about this
at the General Assembly, so it's gonna happen on the 31st of January at 12pm. On the seventh floor of the whole building, you guys want to find out what it is, what it's all about what we what what we do and what kind of activities and services that we'd like to present. You could find out at the General Assembly again, January 31. You will find out inshallah, the second thing would be the citizens However, it's all about sisterhood. Obviously the sisters, do you want to get in contact with the sisters inshallah again, that being a vital piece of knowledge and get that sisterhood in order and all that in place? This is happening on Tuesday, every single Tuesday at 6pm. It's gonna
happen also on the H 400. Here, context is in Abuja. She's not here
The moment but child whose email you can go ahead and pick that guy down.
movie, we have the pegida and it actually is already taking place right now it's going to be given it is actually given by brother look at the three men the Muslim sure you guys already know him he's gonna be ketosis actually every single Thursday every every Thursday on the room h 400 dash two at 6:30pm 6:30pm every Thursday you know it's just breaking down the the height of the Quran and really you know getting really deep into it we're starting a journey from the student fat all the way through inshallah tada if Allah Allah allows him and the telephone given by brother here but but Mohammed and another brother brother is going to be giving it should be starting next week. So next
week, in the masala net next week in the masala at 1pm. We should be having a surgery that gets called Madrid halaqaat class, whatever you want to call it in the muscle black at 1pm, and persisters at 9:30am.
And this is pretty much what we're doing right now Friday, August 2 important. So
pretty much what it is the Friday holla whatnot.
And we have the sisters yoga class. Every Wednesday, you can connect to Janine and she's sitting in the audience right there. If you put your hand up, there you go. So he contacts her inshallah it happens at location 2012 mc K. And that's pretty much it for for yoga itself. And this is the this is pretty much $1 table. So if you guys want to actually learn how to get down.
And really, first of all, if you want to learn how to give that away, we actually have another program for that on a side by side when it guys come and actually join and really get into our scene and you guys can go come out every single Friday at 3pm inshallah 3pm every single Friday on the mezzanine Hall so not the first floor, it's kind of like the floor right above, but the escalators are and you can go check that out there. And by the sports activity
demand for that you can put your hand up
there you go.
So every Friday actually this is this happens right after the holidays. So as soon as we're done here, you guys can just you know, grab grab, gather all together together and we can get we're gonna actually gonna take off to the to the question mafia, Jim 1931
the gadgets is right there until you guys can pick that down and get any questions you can contact brotherly love and anything else and that's pretty much it actually for the announcements and
so right now we're going to have chef sack come up and right after that, I'm going to give a final I guess a final outro and also you can speak to Brother
him we went for because Justin's gonna be here about next month for the fifth of June in class at another and we do they do have some registration sheets right here you guys can definitely come and
see with the sheet so you guys can go and speak to Brother Ali or anyone and
pretty much close here so you can see me to them. And that's pretty much it so I'm going to give it off to a chef Sanjay
hamdulillah salat wa salam O Allah shopping Gambia one mursaleen Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi omnisend eternity humaniq tough Have you had you here to Medina? Oh, but I
I just had a curiosity. How many people actually know who I am? Like before you came to the event? you actually know who I was?
Okay, not that anyone actually.
Anyone follow me on Twitter or Facebook?
Because I was posting like four or five people. I was I was posting I was really excited to come to Montreal. And I was posting things on my I was tweeting a lot. Like I tweeted as soon as I landed, like to tweet it when I got out and realize how cold it actually is over here. And I was like, in the back of my mind. I was wondering if if anyone from watching was actually reading this? Or is it people from around the world. Anyhow, just to give you a little bit background about myself.
I'm from America, from Maryland, close to DC. I graduated from the University of Medina A few years after shift navaid we were actually close friends at Medina in Medina. And this talk right here actually, for me and I think purchasing of it as well is a is a monumental talk. I remember sitting in Medina back in the day, on the Hot afternoons discussing how one day we're both gonna go back and the charlatans out I try to benefit the people with the things that we're learning. And we talk about how maybe Allah azza wa jal will give us a chance to give a talk together. And this is actually the first time I believe that we are sitting next to each other and at the same event,
We're giving a talk. So for me, this is actually a very, very special special talk now about the topic that that I have for you. This is actually a topic that I was almost forced to prepare to talk about. That is because the most often asked question that I get, I would say, this is the absolute top, I look at all the questions that I get on Twitter, on Facebook, email, messages, whatever. It's the question of my email and is suffering, what do I do? Right? People often ask me, they say, you know, I used to be a good Muslim, or when I first started practicing Islam, when I first accepted Islam, my email and felt great, right, I had an email, and Hi. And then as time went on, I saw that
my email was getting low. And I often whenever I get a chance, I try to reply to people, I try to get back to people. But the reality is that there's more than one thing that we need to do. However, it usually comes back to ship on, a lot of times people get deceived by ship on thinking that their email has gone down, and there's no way to bring it up. Right. So this is why I prepared actually a list of tricks from shadow pawn, and how to overcome these tricks. So I would say tonight in shallow data, we're going to be exposing chatbot.
So Shahzad would not actually like for me to do this right now. But a handler, Eliza gave us a chance to talk about these issues. So I would say one of the first tricks of SharePoint is when shaitan comes to us, and he tells us that there is something wrong with us, because our email is low. There's something wrong with us, because our email needs to be at a certain level, or we used to be a good Muslim. And now we're just not at that level anymore. So he'll come to us, you know, whisper to us. And he'll say to us that, Listen, don't even bother trying, there's something wrong with you. There's something wrong with rates. Now, if they look at all the people around you, who
are great Muslims, and you're actually you started off as a great Muslim, but now you're not a great Muslim, then it will cause you to feel inferior, it'll cause you to think that there's something wrong with you, meaning something that cannot be fixed.
In response to JSON, I want to share with you a story, and this is the story of the Companion of the Prophet send them by the name of humba. humba was once saying out loud, nefa ambala naffaa humba humba. Missing, how Allah committed hypocrisy, how Malala committed hypocrisy, hamdulillah committed hypocrisy. Now the companion of a book cuddle the love that he heard, how about saying this? And he got very concerned, because the charge of hypocrisy is a is a great charge, very serious charge. So now he hears How am I saying this? And he goes up to him. And he asked me, he said, Why are you saying this about yourself? Why are you accusing yourself of hypocrisy? And he says to him, he says,
The reason is, because when I'm with the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he says, It's as if I can see paradise and Hellfire right in front of me. Meaning that's the level of my mind, I can picture Heaven and Hell right in front of me. He says, however, when I go home, I get busy with my family, and my business and my kids. And he says, it's not the same anymore. Like my mind is not at that level. So I will look at all the loads that are on he says, Well, I feel the same way. So now a book starts to get concerned as well. So they both go to the profit center, love it, send them to ask them about the situation, this predicament that they find themselves in. And helldorado the love
that I explained to the press, send them this lapse in the man that he has this amount how it goes down, it's not at the same level, as it is when he's with the prophets of Allah. And the Prophet. Sam tells him Dada, he says, Oh, hell, but he says if your Eman were to always stay at that level. He said the angels themselves would come down from the heavens, and they would shake your hand in your own house. He said, Well, how can you help? Sir I turn was he says rather oh hell, I'm gonna. There's a time for this. And there's a time for that. Sometimes you're going to feel like your email is high. And sometimes you're going to be like your email is not that high. Here the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us that it is absolutely normal for our email to go up and down. And it's absolutely normal. There's nothing wrong with an individual. And this is the belief of Alison, Ella. Gemma is our belief that our Eman does not stay constant, right that our a man goes down. So this is the first reply we get to shed on you say Listen, I'm not alone, right? This is a normal issue is a normal problem that everyone goes through. And we've had a lot sometimes we look at people, it might be like a speaker or someone like this. And we assumed how to wash it down convinces us that they're always at 100%. Like their amount is always at 100%. And that's not
actually true. Right everyone's Eman goes
Up and down, and everyone has to put in certain amount of work to getting their email up. In other tricks a thought on how to play in Austin, or another thing you would try to convince us of is that you will try to isolate us, he will try to tell us I used to say it, I'll say, listen, you're not such a good Muslim anymore. Right? commit a lot of sins, you have a lot of problems. So don't even bother hanging out around Muslim. Right, you need to isolate yourself, go do your own thing. Right. So a lot of times you see this in universities, Allah, that if there's a Muslim who doesn't consider themselves like the greatest Muslim ever, they'll be convinced at times by Chevron, that the best
thing for them to do is to take time out for themselves. Right. And so panela This is the exact opposite of what we should be doing when we're suffering through low emotion. And this is a trick that has been placed upon us to say this, listen, you need some time yourself, you need time to think you need time to work out your issue. What Shannon is not telling us is that the people around us can actually very much affect me, man, I believe she innovated alluded to this as well. The people around us can very much affect our email as well. And I'll share your share a personal story with you. When I first went to Medina.
It was very strange for me, I had left my family. I had just graduated graduate from college, I'd gotten a job starting my career. And
my life was pretty much set, I left all of that. And I came to a strange land I had never lived in the Middle East. I've never lived in a place like that. I left the comforts of America, and I came to Medina. And so it was a very difficult transition for me. However, in Medina, there are certain things that that changed that experience for me. And one of those things is the people that I met in Medina, and one of those peoples have had a lie and I say this without any shame. Well, I was lucky Oh, he
he was one of those people who spent like, the first day that I met him, I felt my email go up, right. And that is how the people around you can actually make a have an effect on your email. Now one of the things that I could have done in Medina was isolate myself and say, You know what, I just want to be by myself do my own thing. Let me work on my own issue. Right? But I saw the people and I immediately saw how the people around me actually had an effect on me as an adult. If you look at chef innovate, and you look at me, we look like polar opposites right? Like he's Mashallah he's tall, he's big. I'm short. I'm small, right? It's fine. People would actually say this in the DNA be
like, You guys look so hard together. Right? Especially, especially when we're walking together Together, Medina to people be like, this is like the autists like, pair right here. Like why do you guys hang out together and some had a lot if it wasn't the love that we had and the man hi that I felt around him, we probably wouldn't have been friends. Even our interests have had a lot where they're so different. Right? We offer we often differ on so many issues, but the fact that we are there for each other and we can help each other improve our amount that for me is is greater than anything tonight I'll share a personal story with you something that I don't know if he would like
me to share with you or not. But I feel like this is the appropriate time to share it. I'm actually never told this anyone before.
in Medina, it was it stressed in the summertime, it was very hot. Like it was incredibly hot.
Now I know it's hard for you to imagine right now, but it was so hot that any bit of shade would be amazing, right?
I haven't told the story.
So in my early days, in Medina, I didn't have a car. Second, we didn't have a car, we would walk everywhere together. Usually, sometimes we go out to eat and it'd be hot me walking back to the university. And somehow to LA. One day I I realized something.
And that was that if Chef navaid is walking next to me.
And if I get close enough to shake navaid I can almost be under his shake.
And actually, it actually worked for a long time until
until the day that he realized what I was doing. And he turns around
and he turns around he's like what are you doing Get out of here.
And I was like what's the problems and how to like it makes no difference to you. The sun is still coming on you.
Just let me benefit from this.
So yeah, I finally got to share that story.
Okay, so another another one.
One of the tricks of Jonathan, is that he will try to convince you that your deeds are not having an effect on you. So he'll try to say to you, if I tell you that, listen, you keep trying, and you keep trying keep trying to worship Allah, you try to attend the Friday night hot up cause but it's not, it's not making any difference in your email, you're not becoming a better person. And so I've had a lot what shape on is not telling you here is that this act of trying is an act of very bad. And this act of trying in that state of trying, that is the state that we want to die in. Right? That is the state that we want, we want to meet Allah zoa, Jen, with the lifestyle of I tried, and I was
continually trying until the day I die. And so Pamela, this is where she tries to convince us to be perfect. And he'll say to us, listen, if you're not perfect, then don't bother. Right. And what he's not telling us, like I said is that if you're trying, you're now in a state of a bother to Allah subhanaw taala. That is our life. Right? as a Muslim, we understand that this life is a struggle, we do have to work hard. And part of that struggle, is struggling with our email and constantly checking our email, and constantly working to fix our email. There's no magic pill and how Look, this is the answer that I know a lot of people want to hear they want that magic pill they can take
and their amount will be at 100% all the time, right? There is no magic pill. However, if we die, and we zoa Gen, and we can tell a lot that Listen, I tried until that day I died, then 100. Now we will be successful in sha Allah who Donna, what she thought is not telling you at this point is that we have to put in the work, right? That there's no magic pill, it's not going to get fixed on its own, we have to work at our amount. And that is what submission to Allah is the word that is. That is what submission to Allah is when we work at our emails, I want to give you a couple of things that we can do to work on fixing or improving our email. First and foremost, and that is the
absolute best thing that we can do is to at the very least, do those things that Allah has made fun of upon us. So our five daily prayers, for example, at least do those. And there's one thing I tell people I say listen, no matter how bad you think your man has gotten, never ever, ever leave your five daily prayers. tell yourself that listen, no matter how many sins I'm committing outside. I'm not going to lead my five daily prayers and I'm going to stick to that and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He told us that, that Allah azza wa jal said that my the most beloved thing that my servant does to come close to me, are those things that I made fun of upon them, those things
that I've made wajib upon them, and then Allah azza wa jal says that my servant keeps on getting close to me by doing the extra deeds until I love my syrup. Right? So the very first thing that we can do is, at the very least, do those things that Allah has zoa jen has made upon us, secondly,
look at your relationship with the Quran. And oftentimes when I ask people who are suffering through low amount, or they're having that amount crisis or whatever, I asked them, I say, how is your relationship with the parent? And they'll usually say something like, yeah, you know, I used to recycle on but you know, not anymore. I don't have any time to recycle. But usually there is a lack, there is an issue with their connection with the parent. And so Pamela, it's, it's amazing that people will think or shaitaan will convince us that by cutting off our connection with Allah, cutting off our guidance with Allah and that will somehow improve our humanity. That's what the
right thing is to do. Right when our Eman is suffering, that is when we really need the Quran. When you are a man is at a low that is when we really need to be connected to Allah azza wa jal. The Quran is our source of guidance, right? The Quran shows us It guides us and gives us what we need in life. So the very first place that we need to be turning to is the Quran and the worship of Allah azza wa jal and when I say Koran, I don't mean pick up the Quran and recite the Quran in Arabic and put it down. I mean, recite the Quran in Arabic, look up the meanings, look up some Tafseer and sit and contemplate and ponder the Quran. And that is when you'll notice that it could actually impact
your heart, that when you start thinking and pondering and contemplating the Quran, that is when you have a relationship with the Quran, right? People pick up and read the Quran all the time, but that's not truly having a relationship with the Quran. Having a relationship with the Quran means you internalize what you're reading, you apply it to your life. You contemplate the Quran and see how is Allah azza wa jal speaking to me.
The other piece of work that we need to do is do
is to simply make the art Allah as though dead. And I think at times people tend to be little and they and they think that is just something you do when you want something right to panda we forget that the prophets I send them he told us
who and the Rebbe that there are is a bad meaning the essence of our
Bad is the answer every time we turn to Allah as origin, whether we're in a crisis of faith or no matter what, when we turn to Allah and we ask Allah to guide us, we're in a state of a bother to Allah as the watcher, and with each other that we make to Allah azza wa jal, we're getting close to Allah has the widget. And one of the things people will often tell you, those who have gone through some hardship in their life, they'll say some of the best Eman highs that I've had. The purest times I felt when my email info great was when I was suffering. And I turned to Allah. And I realized, and I told myself that no one can help me took a look. And I said, Yeah, a lot. At this point. I'm on my
own, and you are the only one that can help me. And that is an absolutely man Hi. Right, that time when you find yourself, it can be. And that's how that's also the most sincere time. Right? Oftentimes, we make the odd because it's just part of what you do part of prayer. Part of, you know, part of being a Muslim is you supposed to make that time when you really need Allah has his own agenda. That is a pure, pure time of God. And this is why Yaqoob Allah said on he said when he was suffering when he was going through immense trials and hardship, his his beloved children have been taken away from him. He turned to Allah and said in a screw but the way it'll look, he said, I only
complain to ally only turn to Allah, regarding my my sorrows and my distress, right? Because he knew at this moment, right, it's only a law. Right? And that is the rank of the profits on a hill Salatu was Salam Subhan Allah said Don't let Don't let them convince you that that your dog is doing nothing. A lot of times, you know, we'll make we won't see an immediate result and Chandon will come to us and say, Listen, why are you even bothering you've made so many times, it's not helping you you're not had any success. The things that you're asking for haven't actually come true. What he's not telling you, like I said, is that while you're making them, you're in a state of worship to
Allah azza wa jal.
Part of this work is also getting to know your Lord. Right getting to know your Lord. It is it is really impossible for us to love someone if we don't know who they are. Right? And the more we love, the more we get to know someone, the more we will love them. And love leads to devotion. Now somehow when I say love, right, we're not talking about like the love you feel in the beginning of a relationship, or when you have a crush on someone or when you lost that someone that's not the love I'm talking about. Right? Because at that point, you'll notice even in a new relationship, you don't really know the person not love isn't like true, complete love. I'm talking about the love that a
couple has for one another after like 1020 years of marriage, when they really know one another. That is the type of love that I'm talking about. When it now he must have known for Allah is the is example. Right? So if you really want to love Allah azza wa jal, right get to know Allah, get to know who your Lord is. Right? And when you get to know Allah, when you when you realize the majesty and the greatness of Allah as Georgia, when you understand the mercy and the anger of Allah azza wa jal, when you understand who Allah is, you will find yourself devoted to Allah has his own agenda.
At this point, in a person's journey towards coming back to Allah, they usually face another trick from chiffon.
Because shaitaan has very few options at this point, because now you you understand, you understand that for my Emad to go back up, I have to worship Allah, I have to put in the work. So shaitan will come to you and you'll say to you, you're only doing this to show off, right? And say, Do you listen, you only go and you pray, just so people can see that you're, you're a great Muslim, right? Just so people can say that Mashallah, this person is so religious, or shaitaan will say, Listen, you only gaining knowledge, you're only learning the pond, just so you'd be known as a hottie. So you'll have beautiful voice and people who like you for that. Right? And this is another trick
bouchet on Will you accuse you of showing off and so panela The problem with that is that