Keys to Success – Unlocking Your True Potential
Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Juana de sahbihi wa sallam Sleeman kathira laomi Dean a Marburg Frobisher heavy surgery Wessely, Emory. Hello, look at that Samuel Lisa Annie Kohli, or praise belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala alone. We praise Him then we seek his assistance and guidance and we seek refuge in our love from the evil of ourselves and the adverse consequences of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah Almighty guides and then can misguide. And whosoever He must guides then none can guide and peace and salutations via from the final messenger, our beloved master and teacher, Mohammed, Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I
bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His Messenger. Brothers and sisters in Islam, Sarah moolah, Holly Kumara to houbara cat, may the peace and blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala be upon you all. It's been a while since I've been here. And the machine has changed as well. Which means it's probably been longer than just a while. I fondly remember my last visit and I'm grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for bringing me back. And it's lovely to see faces that are familiar and faces that I love for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, me Allah subhanho wa Taala preserved as in his obedience
me And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless this gathering, and make it a gathering that is forgiven upon his departure and the gathering that he has a good word and follows it insha Allah because the reality of learning is to act and practice upon it without action. Then there is no fruits to our learning. But there is brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala he revealed the best Revelation the best book the Quran,
and he revealed this book via the best Angel gibreel Allah His Salaam to the best messenger Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the best language, the Arabic language during the best night lay little cuddle, lay little Qadri Hiraman Alfie Shahar the night of power and decree and virtue is better than 1000 months. And during the best month, the month of Ramadan, say to Shu Shahar Ramadan, the best month is the month of Ramadan, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and
in the best of all places mocha to mu karma.
So we have the best revelation that came via the best angel to the best messenger in the best language during the best night and during the best month and in the best of all places. And in this best revelation that came to us in the best way, Allah subhanho wa Taala he declares the Ummah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam as the best of all nations of us is Quintin, Hira, matin, Oak rejects the NES, and you are the best of all nations. Now, brothers and sisters in Islam, we have lived long enough, most of us here, right? excluding our our young, we've lived long enough to know that nothing in life comes with titles void of action and responsibility. There's no title that we
have in life, except that that title carries its share of noble responsibility. This is a reality which we know you can have a teacher, and a teacher or teaching is a noble practice, being a teacher is a noble title. And that title comes with its share of responsibilities.
But then you have above the teacher, the head teacher, and this is a great title. And the title of the grade teacher carries the title of the head teacher carries at an even greater responsibility more greater than the responsibility of the teacher. above the head teacher, you have the principal and being a principal is a noble practice. And the title of principle is a noble title. But it also comes naturally, with its share of responsibility and that responsibility is greater than the responsibility of the head teacher and the teacher. in the corporate world, you have, for example, line managers, they have responsibilities and they have a title that is unique and special, as
opposed to those underneath them above the line.
Manager you have the chief operating officer, the CEO, and even nobler title. And it also comes with a greater responsibility. Above the CEO you have the CEO, the chief executive officer, a greater title, but again, a greater responsibility, this is the norm of life. So what am I saying here? I am saying that if Allah subhanho wa Taala declared us to be the best of all nations, then surely we need to ask ourselves the important question, what responsibility do we carry?
That mandates as being the best of all nations, surely, it cannot be so easy and simple as just being born after the advent of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wasallam that you happen to be born after Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So you can relax, you have the best of all people, and it's done. Right, like royalty. So like that, nothing is that easy. And we know that the norms of our Sherry app, do not teach us or do not give us thorough beer, our Sherry does not raise us upon this sort of understanding, it doesn't create for us this sort of paradigm. I mean, even the Hadith, which we famously know about the names of Allah subhanho, wa Taala. And whoever memorizes 99 names
will go to gender, many of us think it's just about memorizing 99 names. It's simple. It's memorize 99 names, do what you want, when you want, how you want to go to gender, the headset, memorize 99, and I'll go to gender. But that's a misunderstanding of the of the of the narration. And as the scholars of Islam teaches, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, When I saw her, he means whoever counts them,
then learns the names, then memorizes, the names when revises the name so that they don't forget them, and then starts understanding the meanings of the names along with the implications. And then they live their life based on those understandings. They will go to gender. That makes sense now, right? That makes absolute sense. And the same way, what sort of Africa for example, it's not just about reading the first 10 or memorizing the last 10. The reality is, it's about implementing the lessons of the first 10 and the last 10, to be saved from torment to be saved from the greatest tribe, to be saved from the jail and to be saved from the hellfire. So there's nothing symbolically
in our Sharia, the Sherry act never ever raised us upon symbols. We know this. So if Allah says we are the best of all people, and we have asked ourselves, quite frankly, why are we the best? What is the responsibility that we carry? That makes us the best, then surely, we are not acting appropriately. And in the same as in the first quarter of the fourth juice? We Allah subhanho wa Taala declares us as the best of all nations, he immediately goes on to tell us why he says, because of three responsibilities, number one, Marula Bill maroof number two, what's an honer and in the moon car number three or 2 million Abdullah because you are a promoter of virtue, and an invited
towards good and that which is Musleh and benefit. That's number one. Number two, you're you are an advocate against evil. And you are a barrier in front of the progress of that which is harmful. And number three, you believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala right. So Allah highlights for us three responsibilities, that makes us the best of all nations. But when we look deeper into the eye, we see that Allah subhanho wa Taala uses the present tense of the verb of all three verbs actually in the eye. Maroon within home, which means all right, and in the Arabic language is a principle which states that the present tense were favorable Mubarak, Lovato Arab iya Jacobi L. Han, what is the MRA
or in some other sources and mo acaba? Right, this principle teaches us that the present tense of the verb in the Arabic language carries a dual meaning that carries the meaning of something that happens now, and something that continues to happen.
So if we understand this point, and go back to the idea, and attempt to understand it and translate it again, we would now say that Allah has said you are the best of all nations, because you continuously invite towards good and continuously forbid evil, and continuously believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala. These are three realities that are attached to your existence. There's no separation between these
You and these three realities, there's no public holiday from these responsibilities. There is no weekend. From these responsibilities, your existence is attached to these three responsibilities. And because of this, you are the best of all nations. Now, this is not strange, this makes absolute sense. Because the best individuals that carry these responsibilities, the MBR, Hema Salatu was Salam. They were who they were. And they were the best of the best, because they were inviting us towards good, and they were advocates against evil. And because they believed in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And these three responsibilities were constants in their life, we never saw a detachment
between them, and this guidance between them and this responsibility.
This was their legacy. This was the legacy of new Buddha. This was the legacy of prophethood, inviting towards good, forbidding evil and believing in Allah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala, he transferred this legacy from the shoulders of one man, to another man, to another man, to another man, this legacy moved from the shoulders of one man to another man, up to a point and that point was Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for Allah declared him to be the final messenger and the seal of all prophets. But you and I know that after Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, mankind continued to exist, evil, continue to exist, shape and continue to exist.
So if this is the case, then what will happen to the people? What will happen to the world, there's no prophet after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the legacy of new Buddha and Prophethood was transferred to a point from the shoulders of one man to another, and he was the last man to individually carry this legacy. So what will happen to the people after him? And the answer to that question is you and I, you owe servants of Allah, and you owe Children of Adam, yourself and myself. We will happen to the oma, we will happen to things we will happen to evil and harm. Why? Because after Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah subhanho wa Taala he didn't carry or transfer
the legacy of new Buddha from the shoulders of one man to the shoulders of another man. Rather, he transferred it from the shoulders of one man to the shoulders of an entire oma. Now we collectively interdependently carry the legacy of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his brethren from the MBR Aditya masala to a center, I want you to feel this brothers and sisters in Islam. For each and every one of us here, we are part of the solution, we are absolutely not part of the problem. We are part of the solution. And we can never ever be an individual that's desensitized towards harm.
We can never be that person that's desensitized towards sin. We can never be that person that gets told of a family at the other end of the city that's going through some difficulty. Maybe the children are going astray. And we wash our hands off that reality and say, well, hamdulillah we stay far away? That's what happens sometimes. Right? Say hamdulillah. My children are far away from that house. May Allah make it easy for them. That's the easy thing we do. emotionless do. Do our with our heart. May Allah make it easy. Brothers and sisters in Islam, if you know of a problem somewhere else, and you don't act, that problem may not be your problem today. But it might just be your
problem tomorrow. Because those children who are going astray, they will have children, and perhaps those children will become the Friends of your grandchildren tomorrow. And when your grandchildren have problems and bad influence. It was because there was a time when you were supposed to act, but you chose not to act. You chose not to carry your share of the legacy of Mohammed Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this this situation has come to be today understand well, that this legacy is collectively held by this number is not exclusive to the scholars or the or the students of knowledge. We are all decked out and propagators of virtue in our capacity. And many times we
find individuals complaining about scholarship, complaining about the dat the propagators of Islam, the students of knowledge that we are they look at the situation is getting rampant. Our youth are in a daze our marriages are ending up in divorce. We have all sorts of vice attacking them from the right from the left from underneath from above and we
always pointing fingers. But we fail to realize that there's three fingers pointing back at us. The question we need to ask is what have we done to ensure that those within our sphere of influence are not a burden to the scholars are not a burden to society, not a burden to the dad and the students of knowledge? What part have we played in, in in preventing ourselves becoming a catalyst for failure, and instead put ourselves on a path that leads to proactiveness and progress, we got to ask ourselves this important question. To my brothers and sisters in Islam, we are the best. Because of this responsibility. We carry the noble title, and the title comes with its share of responsibility.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala will question us on the day of piano, you will ask us about what we did with this noble legacy that was placed on our shoulders May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a good end. And we all must have Hannah who Allah grant has diligence with the legacy of Naboo me. And this is for this reason, brothers and sisters in Islam, that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spent the best part of 23 years, training the Sahaba and leaving with them keys, these keys towards looking after the legacy of the MBR alayhi wa Salatu was Salam is for this reason, where he taught them diligence, and we saw in practice the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu ultramarine. Looking after this
legacy, they were upon that which Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught them and they accordingly transferred it from their generation to the next. Now, we can't sit here and go from 23 years of these keys. However, I want to share with you three important guidelines three important keys that we should take note of to ensure that we are able to be diligent with this legacy that we collectively carry. The first of these keys is the I have a class. And it has to be the first key because it stems from the first part of our testimony of faith La ilaha illAllah Lama Abu Dhabi, hapten illa, Allah, there is no one with you of worship besides one Allah. This is where this eye or
this key stems from. And the last is from Alaska, you only saw a flash and it stems from the four letter verb that denotes a meaning of purification or running and running something through a sift or a filter, such that all the impurities are caught, and the only thing that remains behind is pure. This is what Klaus refers to, we say a philosophy.
That means I've purified the water. So your class in the context of Islam and the Sharia refers to you sifting your heart and its intentions so that everything else other than Allah subhanho wa Taala is caught. And the only thing left in your heart is Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is what laughs refers to. It refers to you striving to make your life a work and endowment or what we know as a trust in more than the law. you convert your life into a work whereby nobody has ownership of it besides Allah subhanho wa Taala there's no culture that has ownership of your of your heart. There's no peer pressure that has ownership of your heart. There's no fame or name creation that has
ownership of your heart. Your purpose that drives you is Allah subhanho wa Taala. Alone, he has total ownership over you, you only speak for his sake, you only act for his sake, you only remain silent for his sake, you only refrain from acting for his sake. And this is the reality of this first key, this key of A class, this key of sincerity. Now we can discuss a class, void of the discussion related to the NEA or the intention, because the place of sincerity is the heart. And the scholars of Islam teach us that our intention has several functions. We know some of these, for example, the first function of the NEA is to ensure that acts of worship that are acts of worship in
and of themselves like salah and zeca and Hajj and recitation of the Quran or seeking Islamic knowledge and so on and so forth. That these acts are only for Allah Subhana Allah Allah. So the Nia, the intention confirms that this act that can only be for Allah is only for Allah, you're not doing it to please your parents. You're not doing it to to please your community. You're not doing it to create goodwill for yourself. Right. This is the first function of the NEA and this is clear. The second function
of the NEA is that it acts as a differentiator. it differentiates between the types of worship, or that which is worship. And that isn't that which isn't worship, for example, you have the two units of measure, which are obligatory. And before that you have the two units of measure, which are voluntary. Both the units are observed and conducted in exactly the same way. If you have two people, one is doing the two sadhana and the other is doing the two far up, they read the same sewers, they start at the same time, they end at the same time they pray in the same place, what differentiates between his act and his act. It's only the intention. So the intention or the second
function of the intention is that it is a differentiator, right. it qualifies what we do, and grants clarity as to what it is.
Another example would be the case of someone who stops eating from true dawn until sunset, to make up a fast mist in Ramadan, and someone else who does exactly the same thing to lose weight as a diet, right. So you have both people who stopped eating at the same time, and then they started eating at the same time, but how do we how do we differentiate between the two actions, the differentiator is their intention is clear. And this is something that we know. But then we have the third function of the NEA. And the third function of the NEA is perhaps where many people
find themselves lacking in and this is the power of the NEA or the intention
to convert our norms ADAT into worship eBuy that this is a function of the NEA, it can convert our gnomes into worship. Now, why is this important? Because if you can convert your gnomes into worship, that means you can now earn rewards. And if you earn rewards, then you can end the mercy of Allah. And if you can end the mercy of Allah, this means that your agenda begins to grow for you.
So the third function of the Nia is to convert our gnomes into paradise building exercise. This is the third function of the intention. Now, obviously, the rewards have different intentions, they differ in terms of intensity, no doubt the reward of a compulsory act is greater than the reward of vision that no doubt, the reward of assuming the act is greater than the rewards of a norm that you convert into an act of worship. But the point is, that if you live on Earth, for 60 years, surely you want to see 60 years worth of presence on earth in your paradise. Right? Many of us think we only boo Jenna, when we observe those acts of worship that are acts of worship in and of themselves
when we read Quran, or do the car or we go for Salah or we observe the Salah or go for Hajj, go for Amara first Ramadan. We think that now we are building genuine.
Right? But let's be honest brothers and sisters in Islam. How many hours do you spend praying in the day?
How many months do you spend fasting in the year? How many weeks do you spend in hygiene Amara during your lifetime? Let's be honest. And then think about how many hours you spent sleeping, and working and eating.
Right? You probably you probably would see that the loaves of life are part and parcel of our life in a greater quantity than those acts of worship that we consider acts of worship in and of themselves. So if you restrict your ability to build Jenna, to acts of worship, that are acts of worship in and of themselves, then if you live for 60 years, how many years of genda would you see developed for you? And no doubt would feel at a loss if you got there and you saw five years worth of real estate, right? That I worked for 60 and I've got barren land. I only see five years worth developed. You'd app you'd absolutely feel at a loss. And this is what the third function of the NEA
is it's the ability to convert your life into agenda building exercise. Many of us are going to work tomorrow, right? Right. Right. Some people are going to go to school in the upcoming days. How do we make our job, a gender building exercise that every second you spend getting there, staying there getting back, this trees being planted for you in Jannah. This palace is being built for you in general, this streams being dug for you in general
This treasure is being dug for you in general. That's the question we need to be asking. Because we are people of La ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasulullah. The same applies to the students, all the years you spend sitting on the university check, right? Or the classroom chair. Right? And then the stress of exams. Right? And all this. How do we make it count for us in the here? How do we make the reward, a dual reward something we appreciate in this life, and something we will reap the fruits of in the hereafter. It's all done via the intention. You know what the tragedy is brothers and sisters in Islam, that we have a norm of living our life upon the way of those who do not believe in Allah
subhanho wa Taala and accept Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as the final message, they work to put food on the table. They study for the job, they go to the gym, to get fit and lose weight. Right? They make various results of our actions they purpose, there's a difference between purpose and result. The Muslim on the other hand, differentiates between result and purpose. The Muslim knows that result is attached to the effort. So there's no need for me to make it my purpose, rather than make Allah subhanho wa Taala. My purpose, there's a difference between a person who goes to work to put food on the table as we say sometimes, and the person who goes to work, because he was
he learned from the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the person who earns is more beloved to Allah than the one who begs and asks, because he wants to be a means of providing halal sustenance for his family. And having a means of empowering the oma, you see the difference? Right? When you do it for the right reasons with these intentions, when you make a law, your purpose, now your job becomes not just a job. A job isn't the job anymore. It's agenda building exercise. And guess what? You're going to get the salary at the end of the month, right? The salary is not gonna say they said heavy this month. No, Sarah, you didn't work for money. You're working for Allah. So
Murphy, huh? Mallesh. Any no money this month doesn't work like that. That is a result of your action, it's going to come anyway. And you know what's even more beautiful, you don't have to change a thing. No extra effort. It's only you tweaking something in your heart, pushing the button, which the people of La ilaha illAllah have, and you make your living day, a gender building exercise. The same applies to our our children going to school and our brothers and sisters in university. Don't make the degree your purpose that is a result of your action, make Allah subhanho wa Taala your purpose that Allah through this, I want to represent the unmark Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam in this field, and be a means of inviting the professionals of this field to Islam, through my character and through propagation. Find something more noble, because you are a carry of the legacy of Nevada, there is more to you than you think. It is a tragedy if you live this life, like those who do not carry this legacy live their lives. And when you do that, your time at school time admin at university will become a paradise building exercise. Jenna booth is building gender This is what we about. Right. Right. And what why is motivation, it is motivation. It is now I was explaining to the brothers in in the other lectures that once
there was a phone call that was made someone from the youth had a problem, right? Naturally nowadays, when the youth call you, you have to prepare yourself Take a few deep breaths
to allow for assistance for guidance. So a lot of issues the youth have, right. So after my my
pre shot routine.
Master brother, what's the problem is a chef I need your help. What do you need? Chef helped me go to the gym.
Go to the gym. Have you been? Are you sure you got the right number? And I didn't study this whole training, gym training. I wouldn't know what routines to give you what you know, nowadays, that's all it is. And we always complain about the chef but we always call the chef for anything. And it's called the chef lock the keys in the car called the chef. Don't call the locksmith or the chef Do you save us money? how we'll make the doors will open issue. Right? Call the share. So But anyway, in the case of this boy he had a real issue. He had an issue because he had to lose weight. And his parents had enrolled him enlisted him with a gym and paid for a few months and he wasn't going so
now it was a problem at home parents are upset. You know you wasting your money. You're not taking care of yourself. We're trying to help you. I said what's the problem? de
la he she has no motivation
20 minutes on the treadmill, 30 minutes on the treadmill, 150 calories.
That's three mini Oreo biscuits
is always this, this is not fair. How can I be motivated like this? Right? He had a point, obviously. So I said, Listen, my brother, let's let's change how we think about this. Now. When you go on the treadmill, don't count calories, start counting threes for you in general, are you joking with me for no, don't want to lose weight, go and run and drain. Because a stronger believer is more beloved to Allah than a weaker Eman and ability.
Because with a stronger and more healthier body, you are able to worship Allah more appropriately, you're able to be in the service of your parents better. I think of those things that Allah subhanho wa Taala loves, and you doing this will help you achieve. And by doing that, what's going to happen, you still going to lose weight in Sharla. Because that's the result the tournament is not going to prevent you from weight loss that day. Because you didn't run for weight loss you ran for trees in general doesn't know right? If you're going to give up, that's the result in Sharla, you'd be healthier, but also your gender will get bigger. Isn't that motivation? Of course that is
motivational. So this is the first I my dear brothers and sisters in Islam The first key to success, the key of effortless, being sincere and making your life a walk find a way to make the waking of you every day and the sleeping of your every night. A gender building exercise May Allah grant us this ability. I mean, now some I can see some people with their hands on the head, some people looking at the ceiling, thinking how old am I now? How many years have I worked? Yeah, thinking panel I lost all those years building gentlemen happens, right? Thinking. So hon Allah. I didn't know this, no one told us this. But I didn't come to I will come all the way here to make you guys
set. Right? I came to just teach you a reality. And you shouldn't feel sad because Alhamdulillah you have a lord who is caring, Allah subhanho wa Taala is caring. All you have to do is raise your hands to Allah. Right? Very soon after this lecture insha Allah, see Allah I didn't know. But now I know. I will try my best from today to make you my purpose. But Allah Please grant me a agenda that represents all the time I spent on Earth. Please grant me that which I lost because of my ignorance and have good hope in Allah that He will give it to you quicker than the blink of an eye in shamba ccz for Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right. Our piety doesn't raise his majesty. He's perfect from ever,
and he's perfect forever. In our sin doesn't decrease His Majesty. Allah doesn't need us, we need him. So Allah He I tell you make this die and have good hope. Insha Allah alright. shala when we get to Gen Con, let me know how it is.
The second eye after the first eye is the eye of sn, the eye of excellence. And this has to be the second eye. Because this eye comes from the second part of the testimony of faith. Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
Why does it have to be the second I aside of the fact that it comes from Muhammad Rasulullah well, quite frankly, because if now you doing something for the sake of Allah,
then excellence has to be the minimum requirement. If you're doing something for Allah, excellence has to be the minimum requirement. Ally is worth. Allah only deserves our best fight if you are buying a present for your parents, you wouldn't buy mediocre present. Even if you needed to borrow some money you would want my parents are worth it. They are worth it. I love my parents. It should be like that at least right? I love my parents, they are worth it. What about our loss of Hannah Who?
Who showered his favors upon your fever after Fever, fever after fever. He caused you to exist so you have a chance for that Jenna that no is ever seen. And no ear has ever heard of no heart has ever dreamt of Serbia Yella Europe de Kuma to cut the ban, which of the phases of your Lord would you deny? And will you deny? Right? So Allah has given you so many gifts.
Allah is only deserving of our best if you a father for the sake of Allah, excellence has to be the minimum requirement. If you're a son for the sake of Allah, a parent, a child, an aunt, an uncle and nephew, or niece or grandparent or grandchild, a citizen a community member for the sake an employee or an employer, for the sake of Allah. And excellence has to be the minimum required has to be because Allah deserves nothing but our best. But let me qualify that statement. When I say best. I mean, in effort
Not in result, because the result is with the loss of hanaway. But as it is with you, how you differentiate between a mandatary role and an elective role, there's a difference. What do you give priority to making sure that your priorities are in order? How you spread your resources? Right? How you revise yourself, you have thinking days and check up on yourself? Am I really that good a father? What is my ideal? let me understand that ideal? How far am I from the ideal? Why am I so far from my ideal? What can I do to close this gap to improve so you are progressing and transforming as a human being in all the areas of life that allow will hold you accountable for because you hold
those roads, and you're doing it for the sake of Allah right. So that's what you, you thinking about this, contemplating it, improving yourself working on it, taking a course if you need to speak into a scholar, if you need to speak into a mentor, if you need to bringing in a mentor if need be, that's in our hands, making sure you don't procrastinate. You study on time. If you need to supplement your study, you do it in good time. Right? That is in our hands. Getting to work on time leaving on time getting to class on time, being diligent with your, with your study that is in your hands. Yes, you might study and you you have some difficulty getting to the exam when you want the
day. And as a result, you missed the exam. That's the color of Allah, there wasn't in your hands. And again, that's the that's the universal value of life. We either boo Jenna, through getting what we want. And we are grateful for it. Or we build gender through patience when things don't go the way we want. It's all about building gender at the end of the day. And the nature of life is that it's never constant. It's always dynamic. Right? Over the
last two to three hours Allah I didn't Well, I do more alcohol in LA Hashanah as Abubakar and he said in his return of underbust in his poetry related to and the loose when it fell out of the rule of the Muslims, he goes this this denier this damn this abode. Right? It doesn't cry for anyone. And it also doesn't move upon a constant it's it has a dynamic reality. It has days that are for you and days that are against days, that you are pleased in and days that you are sad in this is the dunia No one said it was gentlemen. Jenna is a place of perpetual happiness, and that place will come. So excellence in effort you doing that which is in your control, you showing Allah subhanho wa Taala
that really, I am doing this for your sake, and I'm pursuing excellence because you deserve nothing but the best.
Right? This is a sign.
When you work for Allah, and you work with excellence, you don't go to work. Because of the clocking content. They're going to check what time I came to work, I need to get there on time. So they don't dock my wages or salary. Right? doesn't work like that. You working for law you go before time. At the end of work, you don't leave when it's time to leave, you leave when you ready to hand that day to have lunch. That's when you leave because you working for Allah. And your motivation will be great as well. Your values will be great as well. Sometimes, I'm given the opportunities to run seminars at corporate institutions and one memorable time when I went to a place and I interviewed
some of the staff and I walked into our office and so one of our Muslim Brothers visibly upset.
I said what's wrong brother? What's wrong? You seem You don't seem very happy Is everything okay? And he's sort of
he's with his eyes trying to tell me look up. So I look up and I see a camera above him. Camera overlooking his his workstation. I said brother Mashallah you have a lot of expensive equipment in this office of yours, you know, need for security. Because that's true. Why did they put the camera over here? Why not there? Why not there? Why not? They look this is the dealership. They put the camera there that's the better place with the camera.
No, they put the camera because they want to spy on me. So he was upset. I said brother so Pamela Do you not know above this camera is lie. Do you not know above this camera is elbasy above this camera is a hobby. Above this camera is our table above this camera is a Shaheed Should I go on? above the camera is Allah I named The Omniscient a Shaheed the universal observer received a shiny the universal witness or received the universal observer a hubby is the one who knows the hidden matters to kind of who you work for Allah subhanho wa Taala who cares about the camera above you? If you're not supposed to be checking email during work hours or WhatsApp and at the table? You shouldn't be
doing it anyway because Allah Subhana who has Allah is watching you and you work for Allah subhanho wa Taala right it shifts our paradigms changes our motivations.
So this is excellence brothers and sisters in Islam and we must be excellent because Allah has been excellent with us. They told qarun was seen come x and Allahu ilec be excellent. As Allah has been excellent with you, we know qarun he had everything, but he was an evil man. And in the hadith of gibreel What happened? The hadith of Rama in which gibreel Allah He Salam came and visited the Muslims in an in a shape and form in a figure that no one could recognize is the Hala Elena Rajan. Shadi Dubai of a theory, Shadi sahadi, Cherie la your Rahman who Arthur who suffer Allah, Allah whom he says. Amara says, This man suddenly entered upon the gathering. And he had perfect white clothes,
and a perfect black beard. And no one knew who he was and he had no sign of trouble on him. What is Omar saying? Omar was saying in Medina, we knew everybody. And if someone had a guest, then we would know that that was the guest of so and so. And if there was someone who we didn't know, then we would see the signs of travel that this person came from outside of Medina into Medina. There were no hotels, then no travel Lodge, will never premiums, and we're not promoting hotel brands, but you get what I'm saying, right? There was no hotels where you could stop, freshen up and then come to Michigan levels, right? You had to just go in. So it was so strange for the Sahara that this man now
comes and then he walks in and he walks straight to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam and he sits down in a respectful way, on his knees FirstNet Aruba de la parte de la cafe here Allah, He
says he sat on his knees, and he placed his hands on his thighs, according to the stronger opinion, and Allah knows best.
And he said, Yeah, Mohammed, Mohammed, teach me about Islam. And then he asked about Eman And then he asked about sn excellence, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said and taboo de la haka, Anna Katara. phylum, Shakuntala hufa, in Iraq, right, that Hassan is to worship Allah and we said in the first I convert your whole day into agenda building exercise, right? worship,
to worship Allah is if you see him and if you can't see him, then you worship him knowing that he sees you.
If you know that doesn't matter, cameras don't matter, right? The human beings watching you big brother doesn't matter.
Right? Because Allah subhanho wa Taala sees. So this is the second eye. And then we have the third eye. And the third eye is the eye of the icon.
And this third eye is, is a difficult one, to explain not only because of the concept, but because of the reality it's not impossible to it's just difficult. We normally translate is the karma as steadfastness
I'll try and make you understand inshallah, before we end and this is the last either of speak about
is the karma is about living every day of your life chasing a house, and
that's what is the Congress about
its consistency, its momentum.
And it makes life interesting.
Why does it make life interesting?
Because it makes everyday like a cup final. We've got footballers here football and football fans, the UK Cup final every day is a Cup final. Right every day is a cup final you have to wind beach a upon with regards to your first eye and your second eye. That's what makes the karma interesting. It makes life interesting, because some days, you just need to apply 20% of yourself and Alhamdulillah you have a beautiful day, like in Ramadan. 20%. And you reading the sooner you reading the Quran, your intentions are in the right place. You want to do charity, you find a line, everything that you do, it's easy for you, the influence of SharePoint is restricted. Within comes the first week of
show, while what percentage of yourself are you putting 20% again, putting 20% you're not going to get the same outcome, you need to apply more, right? You need to press the accelerator but more because the influence of Chopin is more and as the year goes on, you need to
put the pedal to the metal as they say, you need to apply even more of yourself so that you can achieve that. laughs and you can achieve that. Yes, and this is their karma. And even with regards to the introduction that I shared about dour is the karma is about being the 24 seven
there our person because we call it we don't separate ourselves from the legacy as we said
And let me just qualify that because somebody will think so Hannah loud, write it out. 24 seven, Professor Lavalle wisdom taught us the Sherry, I taught us that dow happens in one of three ways. And we learned this in sort of through calf as well, which we read week. And so I sort of have is the weekly perspective, it always recalibrates us after the dounia de calibrators brings us back to center. Right there our is either done with your hand, if you have power and ability and resources, like zoom coronae.
Will curling, he had resources, right, he could act and fix things. And that's why the key word in the story of Luke or main is sub for sababa, full sababa from sababa. Allah mentioned sub three times in that story, repeating it, why to highlight to us that when you can act with your hand, you have to act with your hand, you carry the legacy of them via having musasa.
In the second story, the man with the two guidance, his companion who was with him, didn't have the ability to correct anything with his hand.
But he could talk. He had the ability to do that our with through dialogue.
Right. And that's the key word in that story. Is Heba call Allahu Sahaba. Who are you? How are we to Allah mentioned twice called Allahu Sahaba? Who are you how he word is mentioned twice, right? In the second story, Allah is teaching us that Okay, now you can do that with your hand, but you have the ability to speak and this man is going straight. So Allah tells us dialogue, dialogue have dialogue. In the first story, the story of the sleepers of the cave, they were absolutely in a weak state. They couldn't act with their hand and they couldn't speak. All they could do was run away to save their faith. So what did they do? They did Tao with their hearts as enamel on charisma. Or hey
Elena, Amina Marina rasheeda, the Midrash to Allah right they didn't just leave the situation to be remember we spoke about the the door that rolls over your tongue without emotion and May Allah make it easy for them No, they may do with their heart This is always our we carry the legacy. Right? We have to do our Our Allah guide us in our affairs or show up on us you're messy, but they were subtle.
And that's why the key word in the first story is the middle of the Quran. Well yet Allah puff, called the Quran teaches us Allah he does have to ponder earlier a lot of be in conspicuous whether you should run or become a Haida Don't let anyone realize who you are. Don't speak don't act just make the act to Allah. Why if we speak or act they will take us away. Right? So this is the karma that you always do the hour if you can't do it with your hands. You do it with your tongue and if you can't with your tongue, you do it with your heart.
And you must be thinking here right now that Whoa, is the camera is hot. Well, I have news for you. It's very hard. It's the karma is very hot. Well, law heats hot. And it is for this reason, where Allah gives us the karma a great reward. Because Allah created us, he knows us very well. We are motivated by reward. And we always say reward is proportionate to effort and it's the karma as you can see, requires a great effort. So it must have an appropriate reward. Just like for example if I told you brothers you know what we here in High Wycombe who is ready to walk from here in the cold to East London
no reward anyone
by 10 pounds
10 pounds Mashallah, we have one hand to hands all the young people
because money has relative value as opposed to time that has absolute value. Right? Time has absolute value. 24 hours for a rich man is 24 hours for a poor man. Their lives are being ticked off at the same time. But money has relative value 10 pounds for how old are you? 11 Mashallah. 10 pounds is simple man. 10 pounds for 11 year old is a lot. right but you probably don't know is London is so we can make a contract with you. This is ambiguous. Yeah.
1000 pounds, walk in the code 1000 pounds. Some hands are starting to go up 10,000 pounds.
100,000 pounds. For some people are tough, even 100,000 they've a million pounds.
Some people are putting their legs up even the listen will help will help. Please lend in for that much. You get what I'm getting two brothers and sisters in Islam. If the reward is great, what happens we become motivated. So the best way to appreciate is the karma is to look at the real
Allah subhanho wa Taala says in a levena call who Rob bonala from Mr. camo fella whoa funa la him. Allah whom ye saloon Ola ecos hearable Jenna Harley Dena fee Hi, Joshua and Bhima can we amen? Allah says, indeed those who say Our Lord is Allah, full master calm, then they walk the talk. That's how we like to say that. walk the talk, talk, the walk, what is it, walk the talk, they walked the talk. They said, Our Lord is Allah and they started acting like the Lord was Allah. He started speaking like the load was a lot. They started thinking like the load was on law. They started working like the load was Allah. Right? The character was like the load was on law. They started believing like
the load was Allah. That's the hard part right? To walk the talk. What is mercy? fella? Whoa, funada him. No fear for them. No fear over them. Whatever the Zulu,
some translation say, and no sadness. It's not a totally incorrect translation. But I prefer the translation which states and they will never ever be sad.
Because yes, no one is in the present tense as well. And we know that the present tense carries a continuous meaning. So it's not just no sadness, and you might think no sadness, and they might become sad, but they'll never ever be sad. That's what Allah is saying. What would you pay brothers and sisters in Islam to have perpetual happiness? What would you pay?
Now think about this. Never, ever be sad. And I was sharing this with the brothers yesterday and Islam, Bradford and his brothers and sisters they I said Subhan Allah? You know if I told you brothers and sisters, look, I'll give you a holiday fully paid one week in Lake District. Would you be happy? Yes or no? Free? Are you happy? All right. I'll give you a holiday one week, fully paid in the Maldives? Would you be happy? The same as the Lake District to happier?
talk back to me happier by what if I told you, I will give you the holiday. And I gave you both options. And you know, now you wishing for the Maldives. And I came to you with the Lake District one. You'd be happy right? But wouldn't you be sad that it wasn't Maldives?
So between happy and happier, there's some sadness, right? I was just contemplating this, we're lucky. But this is right or wrong. When Allah says Allah whom he has alone, we will never ever be sad. You are always telling us. Allah is telling us that the happiness you feel now is greater than the happiness you felt a second ago. And the happiness that you're going to have with the next second is going to be greater in intensity than the happiness you feel. Now the happiness is only going to increase intensity because if it doesn't, we know there's a portion of sadness.
This is the reality of our home.
Do you understand what was being said? That the happiness for the people of Israel karma is always increasing in intensity. It's always increasing forever and forever and forever and forever. It only keeps getting better. There is the prize for is the karma. What would you pay to have this type of happiness?
million pounds to East London continuous happiness voice the comma would you be ready to act?
Allah says Allah cause horrible Jenna they are the companions of Jenna hardy Dina he has they're in they will reside forever. She has a and b McCann we are balloon. Some narration say a reward for that which they used to do.
We should take note of action. Allah says a reward for that which they used to do not say not think not dream about but that which they used to do.
But I don't like the translation a reward for that which they used to do. Because the reward is greater than that which they used to do. So we should say a generous reward for that which they used to do a lot he owes us even better than the action that we rented.
But guess what? That is not the gift voice the comma alone.
There's more. In surah fours in another eye, Allah Subhana Allah says, In the levy, Nakamura boon Allah, indeed those who say Our Lord is Allah for Mr. Como and then they walk the talk. Allah says the 10 is Zen while he moved
to Allah to Haku and led the hall for Zen she Ruby region, whatever she Ruby region, Atletico to do and national only
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Darren Missoula minha foodie, Rocky rocking. There's a long recitation. There's so many more words of losses for those who say Our Lord is Allah and then they act.
Allah says on the most scariest day of their life, the most hated day to them, as a lot told us in a heavy Guzzi, he knows the most the thing that he slave dislikes the most. You know what that is right? That the day that you might be in a gathering like this, and inshallah that would be a good ending if it happened
in the masjid
and you suddenly see something that no one else can see.
You see something that causes you to become deaf to the sounds around you and blind to the sights around and everyone carries on as normal because they cannot see what you see. Your your pain and certainty has arrived. What you read about you can now see and what you heard about in the Juma chutzpah, you will now feel
that's a scary moment. No one here can imagine what a person at that moment will go through. But you can imagine that you'd probably find him with acute focus probably be thinking so Pamela.
I did things I wasn't supposed to do. And I didn't do things I was supposed to do. It's probably thinking about the things that he didn't that he did with that he shouldn't have done and whether he sought forgiveness from Allah for them. You probably think of how good is he bad there was the things that he did. How well did he render them? Right?
That's what you become busy you must rule.
But you know what Allah says.
For the people of history karma holster
with many gifts gift number one, tetanus Zulu early human America, Allah causes angels to descend from Jenna. And tetanus is the present tense,
which means angels descend groups upon groups upon groups upon groups, until the space between you and the heaven is filled with mela iica from Jenga. And confirmation of this is in the Hadeeth in the midst of him mm admin, but also de la Sol Allahu alayhi. wa sallam describes the death of a believer and the death of a disbelief. What would you pay to have melodica from Jana? So when you see the angel of death, you see the angels of Jenna does glad tidings to you that you Okay.
What would you pay?
So Pamela, then what gift number two, Allah tells the angels to tell this person, Elijah, half of some of the scholars of the seal say, Don't be afraid, meaning Don't be afraid for your children. Allah has accepted your life and the bulk of your piety and was going to help your children as well. Because that's a fear that we all have. As parents, we worry about our children. So one of the tips
another tough series is a latter half who don't be fear, don't fear for where you going. What are attacks on you? And don't be sad about your deeds? What would you pay to get this brothers and sisters in Islam?
Three glad tidings angels from gender declaration that you shouldn't fear for anything a declaration that you will, you will never ever be sad, what would you pay at that moment?
Why when you try and think about any covenant in our life
maybe I haven't lived long enough, but I would put it at GCSE results. Because when you bring up your parents, you know they tell you GCSE is all levels are the differentiator between the beggar and the doctor.
You fail muscala problem. So then you stress and you do those exams, and then you stress waiting for the results. And then you wake up one day and the newspaper says results released. What happens helaas you don't want to eat breakfast that day.
You don't want sorry, I don't know nowadays, whether it's online, we had to go to an exam center to get the results. If it's online, you don't want to put the password in the month please. You put the password can look.
The results are good. Don't say anything if they bad. Don't say anything.
Stress, right? You stressed when you go to the exam center. SubhanAllah I remember people nobody cared about anyone.
Nobody cared Muharram no Muharram intermingling, no intermingling happy because the system is the brother you standing in the queue. It is worried about the results. You have so much who will who is the shirt who's put key on his clothes, who cares? irrelevant
and you're nervous.
keep growing one guy goes in he comes out screaming he passed that hamdulillah you're getting more nervous See, I wish I could be him.
When the next guy goes in he comes out crying he failed you say La, La La La quwata illa Billah only thing left is in LA in LA. Right you getting more nervous? You so nervous you had the stress levels are at an extremely high level. What would you pay to have someone come out of the room he comes out and he sees you hammered Mashallah you hear? And he comes to you and says, I've seen your results.
What would you pay to have that? And what happens to you at that moment,
from a heightened level of stress
to an amazing level of relief.
Now you're looking around and say ah Subhanallah the sisters too close, I will move away a little better. This is a bit now you start at that guy Subhanallah so much stress is still at there. This now you are relaxed. Everyone else is busy, you relaxed. Imagine if you are passing on a luggage to this. Now after you get the glad tidings that you pass maybe you start thinking some kind of luck. How else did I pass how many stars you know that school needs a stars that degree needs? Now you're thinking so Allah helps us. Allah tells the angels tell him what he or she will be the genetti let equal to i do that Allah has given you the agenda that he promised. Don't worry the agenda. Allah
promised you you have that. Right. Then it's natural human behavior, that when you travel from a place to another place, you feel nervous sometimes you thinking of leaving my family, I'm going to a foreign place. How's it going to be? It's always nerve racking when you travel to a place even for experienced travelers. When you're traveling to a place with the first time you have those butterflies. So what happens you phone a friend say listen, Aki, huh? cell service at London is the same idea. Right? I'm traveling to this place. Are you free on the weekend? He says I'm free. Can you join me? He says I'll join you but you have to cover the expenses. Have you say hello, I'll
cover the expenses. Now you have a buddy who's traveling with you? You feel calmer, right?
So the angels tell this person now not only are calm Phil hayati dunia powerful after that we used to be your buddies and friends in the life of this world and we are traveling with you to the hereafter you're not traveling alone. And guess what? You know where we taking you from? That place used to ask people for help. They used to ignore you used to ask for things sometimes never used to get it used to plead with people to be better. They turned a blind eye to where you going? You don't have to ask while a comfy her mad dash T and Phu Kham you just have to desire and allow will give it to you.
Now you might think Subhan Allah What is my desire is dry up
I mean our desire desires of Allah What if it dries up? The angel say on the Configure method and if it dries up, then just asking alone will give you again
these are the prizes of is the comma. Allah is making the fight worthwhile.
Right? He's highlighting to us that you're treating your everyday as a cup final chasing is lost and sand and carrying this legacy of Nevada. It's worth your while
because these are the presence but guess what? What law he everything I just shared with you
in terms of the gifts
if you think you've been knocked out from this idea, the knockout is yet to come.
You know why? Because after all this, Allah says Newsela
Newser in the Arabic language refers to the world coming
in know when a guest travels so many hours to your place, you pick him up at the airport, you drive him home, you just open the door and rush him to the table with the biryani and everything is late.
you offer them a starter, some water, some tea, some coffee, some dates, depending on your culture. That's the start that's newzoo Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us that the angels coming down and them telling you to not be fear. Do not be afraid for your children and do not be afraid where you going and don't be sad about your deeds. And we are your buddies traveling with you and you will go to Gen and Allah has given you the agenda that he promised you and we will be traveling and in the agenda you get whatever you desire and you get whatever you ask for all these gifts, Allah says is just the status, the words and the dates
is the hotel the dates, that's all it is. What is the main meal? Allah doesn't tell us now you can imagine if the words and the dates are so amazing.
How's the main news?
You might be sitting here thinking I can't I have this debt and I felt the same. snapshot things are not law. This is amazing death.
Right? It's amazing. Surely this just must be for them be it Masato Sarah
surely Can I die this death? Yeah Allah.
Allah answered us in the correct way at the end of the day.
Allah didn't say Newsela Mirabella Allah me. He could have
he didn't say Newsela mean Allah Allah Milka de. He could have. Allah could have said the welcoming the startup from the Lord of the worlds he could have said he started from the oil
knowing and all Eva know. He said a welcoming it's a starter it's the tea and coffee and dates from the most forgiving, the Most Merciful.
This was the answer for me. That Allah is teaching us that we will can die this death in the people who receive this death for people like you and me.
They intended of light every day and they tried their best. And when it went well the center line they asked a lot to help them the next day. And when it didn't go so well. They asked Allah for forgiveness and never lost hope in Him and they asked Allah for help the next day, and that's how they spend their life. So Allah showered His mercy upon them and forgave them and gave them
what he promised.
These are the keys to success are servants of Allah and children of Adam. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless these words and convert it into action. I mean, we ALLAH forgive our past and inspire our futures, and bless us with lust and sand. And it's the karma and make us a people that pass away the passing away of the people of is the karma. When our time to pass away comes in May we ask Allah to preserve us in his obedience before that, I mean, there have been I mean brothers and sisters in Islam deserve manoharan I think wise I think those who are responsible for this particular Masjid and family events for give grace for doing that necessary to give me the opportunity to share with
you a little bit from the inheritance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam everything correct said is from Allah alone and is perfect. And any mistakes are for myself and Sharon and I seek His forgiveness. salam wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Wada and he was like the main ceremony
on behalf of family events, and he saw relief allow me to sponsor Islam to see this awful affair. I'd like to urge all of you again shout out take some internship before you leave China for me thoroughly and see where you can help them Sharla and help build your agenda. berthelot slimani como la you welcome