Introduction Provisions for the Hereafter Split Part A
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Explanation of the summarised version of Imam Ibn Qayyim AlJawziyyah’s famous book- Provisions for the Hereafter. This is the Introduction that took place before episode one.
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Open praise belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala and we seek his assistance and we seek His divine guidance, and we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evil of our souls and the adverse consequences of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon the man can misguide him, and will serve Allah subhanho wa Taala decrease misguidance upon the man can guide him and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger, Muhammad Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a witness that there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is His Messenger.
My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, my dear mothers and fathers Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
Mashallah Baraka lofi
indeed, all praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And not just all praises, but the most noblest of praises.
And these praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala for he showers upon omafra sola sallallahu alayhi wa sallam countless blessings. And Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah teaches us about these blessings in his book, when he subhanho wa Taala says, we're in dunya Matala, he left
that if you were to try and audit and take account of the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon you, you will never ever be able to do so. We will never ever be able to count the many blessings that Allah subhanho wa Taala showered upon us
and the blessings that Allah subhanho wa Taala that showered upon us these blessings are like no other blessings. Because they are
godly blessings. They are blessings from the creator of everything in creation. They are blessings from the King of all kings. And yes, we might have those from the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala who gift us with gifts. But if we would amass the gifts of everyone who gifted us, they would not equate in terms of honor, in terms of rank, to just one blessing that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us and then with this Allah subhanho wa Taala says that Allah subhanho wa Taala hasn't given us just one blessing. But I must have Hannah who has given us countless blessings.
From the blessings of servants of Allah that Allah subhanho wa Taala has showered upon us is the blessing of technology. This technology that you and I enjoy, especially in a session such as this, that I can be in the comfort of my home, and you can be in the comfort of your home. But nonetheless we can engage together in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala we can engage together in a process that you and I consider a transferal of the inheritance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So this technology is a blessing. And another blessing is the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala has inspired us to use this technology that Allah subhanho wa Taala has inspired us to come together
from different parts of the globe, irrespective of the country that we're in. I do know for sure that Al Hamdulillah we have some students here with us today that are experiencing the early hours of the morning. And yet Allah subhanho wa Taala has inspired you to be here in a session dedicated towards teaching from that left behind by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that which our scholars
have taught us in the many books that they have written,
that which or they have described
left behind by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as his inheritance. And this understanding of this obviously didn't come from themselves, they gathered it from their study of the Quran and the Sunnah. And the Hadith which cite the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam as the most valuable
matters the earth will ever
witness as as the most valuable matters that anyone would experience until the day of the AMA. So indeed we praise Allah for the technology and we praise Allah for inspiring us to use the technology and we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala also for guiding us towards
choosing to be part of this particular session. Indeed all praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah medical hemd can I embody generally what hc or Avi misophonic local tava when I can have to either have it? Well it can have by the river, medical Hamed Hamden, Catherine, Eben Mubarak and V. Campbell you should boot up Buddha oil. From the outset My dear brothers and sisters as we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala and thank him, We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make our time together one which is pleasing to Him. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us a gathering of sincerity, a gathering of His love and purity and a gathering that only intends the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa
Taala alone with great hope in his reward subhanho data and that is the greatest reward known as gender. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala not only to grant us gender, but to make us laborers to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I mean May Allah subhanho wa Taala make our time together today and over the course of the upcoming weeks and months and years inshallah because I fathom and imagine
this particular class, lasting several years ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us life and preserve us in his obedience. I mean, so May Allah make us neighbors to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and make our time together heavy on our scales of good deeds in the year after And may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us benefit from the honor and blessings that Allah subhanho wa Taala has placed in this knowledge, the knowledge that has been revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala the knowledge of this shediac My dear brothers and sisters in Islam.
Firstly, you saw the announcement to this particular program. And the announcement highlighted
a program dedicated towards those who work in Islamic organizations and those who work in several Islamic Dawa projects Alhamdulillah
now, once the advert did highlight at this particular point, by no by no means is this particular class exclusive only to those involved in the Dow and that's why you saw in the follow up emails, when you did register. There was
a placement for those who are not working in any organization. But the reason why I wanted to run this class and and dedicated or dedicate
a portion of it to those involved in the dour is because I am inspired by those who you know, invest from their time and from their wealth in being true to the legacy of the MBR and a Masonic to a set of those who invest their time during the weekends their free time during their days in the evenings. Perhaps before fetcher, perhaps after fudger it working in what we call today quote unquote a non profit
kind of organization or project. And the reason why we do it is because of our love for Allah subhanho wa Taala and his Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam Yes, our knowledge might not be up there, you know, at the level of those who might have graduated from Islamic institutions, those who might have graduated from, you know, different Islamic seminaries and different Islamic programs. But nonetheless, nonetheless, I see my brothers and sisters putting themselves forward and selflessly.
You know, being true to the legacy of the MBR AlLahi wa salatu wa Salaam and this is truly inspirational for myself and hamdulillah Allah has blessed me to be from amongst those who dedicated a portion of his life learning from that left behind by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and having access to scholars and those who have been taught by scholars and so on and so forth. And, and they have an understanding
of this knowledge taught to us by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this inheritance left behind by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So, you know for myself, that motif
Vision is there and it has to be there, given the position that Allah subhanho wa Taala has put me in, given the environment that Allah subhanho wa Taala has put me in. And then I look at my dear brothers and sisters who haven't had the same environment, but yet, you know, Subhanallah at the drop of a hat, they leave their home, they leave,
you know, the rest time and so on and so forth, to help out with a particular Islamic conference to help out with a particular relief project, it might be, you know, a program related towards feeding or assisting the poor, or, you know, educating the masses, perhaps volunteering, or should I say, investing, I prefer to use the word investing, because Allah definitely rewards us for our work. And that's a far greater reward than monetary reward. But we see our brothers and sisters at the drop of a hat out there, you know, tirelessly helping out, so cannot be alone. And, and I ponder over it and could not help but feel that it should Hama Subhan, Allah, this is all the love for Allah subhanho
wa Taala and is received. So the dedication definitely is in recognition of how you all inspire me, and
my desire to give back to a community that inspires me and give back to a community that I respect dearly. And the reality is, my dear brothers and sisters, you know, I can give back by thanking I can give back by acknowledging, you know, I could use my platform at a particular conference in front of 1000s of people to thank those working in the next hour. But, you know, true thanks, and I think the most valuable of thanks, and, and, and, and, and,
you know, the most valuable expressions of gratitude can happen by me offering the most valuable thing that I've been given, and that is some of the teachings of this grant and great and noble, Sharia and definitely people like yourselves, especially working in the dour need to
learn from the ocean of knowledge left behind by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam for the simple fact, that
the the nature of the Sharia is that it is built upon the concept of in and the concept of seeking knowledge before speech and before action, before speech, and before action. And if you you probably have heard me mentioned this particular point in in several talks and that is the fact that the scholars have before the earliest of scholars recognize the importance of, of knowledge before speech and action. And thus we have in some of the
greatest books that that that a Muslim can have,
such as Sahil Buhari, for example, which is a compilation of authentic hadith by an Imam
who was famously known as emammal Buhari. He has an entire chapter dedicated to this point. And that is the point known as Babel,
Babel, polio and I'm in the chapter of knowledge before speech and before action. So there's many a hadith about this. And as a result of this amendment Buhari Rahmatullah here I lay him placed an entire chapter dedicated towards this and as I was called, as teachers, we understand the flip or the understanding of of amendment Buhari by looking at the headings that he gave
to different ahaadeeth are the headings that he placed in his book for he would just mention a heading and then list a series of narrations from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam under that particular heading, so we would understand from his headings, the understanding of the man and the flick of the email and definitely the Imam understood this
Mashallah, His mercy upon him and gathered us with even gender. Thus, he dedicated an entire chapter teaching us the importance of knowledge and this is even more important for you, my dear brothers and sisters so special welcome to those who are working in different organizations across the globe. Mashallah, I can promise you we have a cosmopolitan community here. I never thought to Pamela that, you know, we would get interest from so many parts of the world. We even have somebody from Brunei, Mashallah de vida Colombia, Allah subhanho wa Taala bless your brothers and sisters and inshallah, you will understand my appreciation of, you know, the appreciate the appreciation that I have for
you all, over the course of the upcoming weeks and months been delighted as we further progress, our relationship together and our study of
the book that has been dedicated for this particular class. Now, in terms of the book that we are going to study, then that book is known as Zed, Zed, Zed, and mad in the English language as you have seen, it's been translated as provisions for the hereafter and I'm going to share with you today
A bit about why I actually have chosen this book to share with you all, or why I see this book as a good manual for us to study, especially those who are working in the dour. There's many reasons. But before I go into those reasons, I just want to qualify my statement that yes, we are studying the book known as death and math. But in particular, what we start studying is a summarized version of the book is a summarized version of the book and I will explain a little bit about the difference, or the differences between the summarized version and the full version. So this book is called sad and mad. And it's a unique book authored by a very famous scholar, not unknown to the majority of
us, and that is iMac, Josie Rahmatullah Haley. And I will share a little bit about this great amount more or a little bit from the biography of the life of this Imam. So we understand the uniqueness of the text that we are studying. Now, I have used the word unique more than once already. So why is this book unique? Well, this book is unique for several reasons, firstly, because our scholars have said or many scholars after it will refer to la de la wrote this book, they said that this particular book does not have an example like it. Right. So this is a massive statement of the scholars, because we do know that is many works of many great scholars out there. But the scholars
have highlighted this particular book,
you know, for this particular type of praise, where they've actually said that there's nothing like it, meaning it's very difficult to find an example like it, if you do say that, you know, there's another book like this. So it's very unique. And this book is unique,
for many reasons, for the fact that the scholars have said this, and also for the fact that it is dedicated to the life of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And when I say is dedicated to his life, I mean, in every sense of the term, because it does discuss the speech of the prophets of Allah, Allah, he was saying that it does discuss the actions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, it does discuss the tacit approvals of the Prophet sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam. When I say tacit approval, if I talk about the, his, you know, the times when something was done in front of him, and he didn't, sort of correct, that particular thing that happened, and we know that for
us, he was telling me if something was wrong, he would correct it immediately. But if he did see something or hear something or didn't comment on it, and this is a type of approval from the prophets of Allah, Allah, He will send them regarding the permissible or the permissibility of this particular speech or action. So this book covers all these angles from the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But now, somebody might say, Okay, so then this is a Syrah book, right? If this is the case, then surely it must be a Syrah book. So why is it then unique? Why is it then unique? Well, it's unique, my dear brothers and sisters, because once it does cover the life of the
Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. It covers it in a way different to
what you would find in a normal sera book where there's a systematic run through the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, from start to finish, in a form of story like tanning, right? So yes, this covers the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but it doesn't cover it in that particular way.
The other aspect that makes it different to any sera book is that in this particular book, you will find sec, which is Islamic jurisprudence, you will find aqidah which is Islamic belief, you find now which is Arabic grammar, you will find adapt, which is Islamic morals, manners and etiquettes you will find Russia which refers to the hearts of Venus. Right, you get an Eman boost reading this particular book. Also you find MOA, which refers to general lessons and reminders. So all this is inclusive in the writing of this great Imam. So yes, he is running through the life of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But he's analyzing his life from a series of different angles. So this
definitely makes it absolutely amazing that look, we won't call it a fifth fifth book. But yes, it is a fifth book. We won't call it an Aveda book. But yes, it is a nakida book and so on, and so forth. So this is how amazing this particular book is. Now, somebody might say, well, do we get confused with it? Or, you know, is there confusion regarding its category? Absolutely not. There's no confusion by the scholars regarding its category. Rather, the scholars have said it owns a category
In and of itself, and it is a unique book, may Allah subhanho wa Taala shower His mercy upon this Imam me also, this particular book, if you go to the full version, you will find that this particular Imam, he cites the views of several scholars, whenever he discusses a fifth point for example, you can see the ocean type of knowledge that the man has that he he brings into the discussion, the views of of several scholars. And also what makes this book unique is his methodology in presenting the pieces of information. So, you know, if you look at how he he mentioned Hadith, we see him practicing the way of the scholars of Hadith, in terms of the Hadith
that he chooses to mention, in terms of,
you know, his discussions surrounding the authoritative nature of the Hadith, or the prophetic narration, that he mentioned. So, he, he will cite the authenticity of the Hadith, or the authenticity of the authenticity level of the Hadith. So in his you know, mention of Hadith, we find him practicing the way of the scholars of Hadith. And then, even when we you know, look at him discussing points, for example, or his explanations of the Hadith, we see him traversing the way of the scholars of assurance, or jurisprudence methodology, in terms of, you know, his explanation of the evidence is used, and whether the evidence is abrogated meaning it was said by the prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but the ruling was lifted, or whether the ruling still applies. So he touches on all these things, and he will goes ahead and discusses the implications of texts. So for example, you could have a text that gives you a general implication, when when you read the Hadith or an ayah in the Quran, you understand from it, that this ayah or the ruling of this ayah includes everybody, right? But then sometimes, we have another verse, another idea or another prophetic narration that has a
more narrow approach or a more restricted approach. And that haddie explains the first habit or the later I explained the first idea, right, telling us that well, you know, whilst the first idea was General, the generality was not intended, and now we have this other Hadees to teach us that the generality was not intended and so on and so forth. So, he goes on to mention all these amazing aspects taught to us by the scholars of pseudo or jurisprudence methodology to help us further or to exacerbate our understanding of tech. So, there is a lot of analysis in the writing of him in this particular book as well. And also why I see this book as unique as well is because this particular
book My dear brothers and sisters, actually helps us understand reasons why the scholars differ, right? A lot of the time you know, we work in the dry sometimes we have people from different ethnic backgrounds, and
apologize Can I just ask if I am being audible here? Baraka?
Could you please just drop me a message in the box below me? Allah bless you? Oh,
yes, excellent. Zaku la Heron, because for some reason, I can't really see the
the bars on the microphone teaching me that I am audible.
For your, your, your response, apologies for just breaking your thought process actually wanted to make sure I'm not speaking to myself, this is one of the beauties of using technology as well. It can happen that you you end up speaking and speaking and speaking, and then all of a sudden you find out that Subhanallah I was actually speaking to myself. And as you know, I have
a lot of online projects and programs, programs with knowledge International University and the numerous STEAM Academy and other online initiative. So I have come across all the
the curveballs that technology can can throw you so
apologies for cutting your thought process. But humble example now hidden for clarifying