Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
An enlightening lecture delivered during Covid-19 Lockdown highlighting the reality of Ikhlaas (Sincerity), what it entails, and how to convert our entire days into paradise building exercises.
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we praise Him and we seek his assistance and guidance
from the evil of ourselves and the adverse consequences of our deeds we testify
his his message to my dear his brothers and sisters in Islam, who are probably
going through lockdown, this is
the period of Coronavirus.
I mentioned this perhaps several years from now, this video will be will be looked at this particular lecture will be lumped with the lectures given during
the most difficult periods of our generation and
I pray that this broadcast was
the best of health and the highest of Islamic spirits and I pray that inshallah you're taking the necessary precautions and
listening in whilst the isolation
a beautiful cure and complete cure
if any of us have experienced any losses, because this virus is taking lives
reached age of 85 years of age.
When I was
12 years of age, I was in an institute in Harare, Zimbabwe known as the Islamic Cultural Institute. And I studied there from the ages of six to 12 Islamic Studies, and he was the principal.
And he taught the final year, and he taught me
he passed away.
He started experiencing breathing difficulties.
And on the way to the hospital, he passed away.
In the UK, Manchester,
running tests to discover the cause of death was positive for COVID-19.
So he is a teacher of mine, and someone who was instrumental in my formative years
because of this virus and
the status of
this particular virus,
the status of
so anyone who's passed away or anyone who has passed away
the Muslims who have passed away
in his obedience,
brothers and sisters in Islam, today's talk is titled My sincere advice to you all. And it's purposely structured in this way, because today's topic is dedicated to the first part of the testimony of faith when we say la ilaha illa.
Allah, which means
a llama, which means
this is what today's talk is dedicated to no brothers and sisters in Islam. Don't be mistaken. This discussion, the discussion in relation to the first half of the of our article of faith now a testimony of faith requires not hours, not days, but rather than weeks and months of a detailed study. This is how deep the reality is.
With regard to the first portion of our testimony of faith, we know very well brothers and sisters in Islam everything in existence exists because of
Discussing around 30 minutes or so,
we can do
is touch on an angle from the angles of
say, or some people do, say
epidemic that we are experiencing today that's
my answer to them
is truly No.
And I've been busy on social media trying to offer Islamic guidance and Islamic development
correspondences coming in shows that people are going through a realization of what
isn't particularly the first part of
why people are experiencing this. Well, because, you know, we have the second
we have this virus spreading across the globe.
investments can crash
long term side effects of the body having to deal with this virus and so on and so forth. So, naturally, people are starting to experience what is human nature which is fear,
a fear that
can help us with
a fear that
low financial standing,
you felt safe.
The same system because of having a government for example, that has a political presence in the world because of a foreign policy for example, it has a strong
Australian currency for example.
these realizations come to us and time and time again of a calamity that brings you closer to Allah is better than a blessing that takes you away and this is the statement of
luck. So we can rehash
calibration, calibration and calibration, because we will,
disposition and this disposition
only makes us rely
everything in existence is dependent upon
assistance for them, for them to be a success and
But we've been living our lives with some subconscious or adaptive subconscious, which caused us to feel the serenity that we deal
with because of external aspects.
You know, difficulties are blessing in disguise that it causes a recalibration because the chromosome is calibrated, but you know,
The nature of our environments and the nature that our environments providers, they sort of cause us to lose our coding the craft, our coding causes us to lose.
And then sometimes,
in other words that we can have
a discussion discussions and episodes and so on and so forth. I appreciate you writing and sharing this feedback.
is far more difficult than the difficulty of Corona, the difficulty of piano is far more difficult than the difficulty of lockdown.
Right, the difficulty of the green is far more difficult than not having
in your shopping centers, right. So, this difficulty,
causes this difficulty to be a blessing in disguise.
This short statement is the statement upon which everything in existence does exist, everything exists,
that created them.
tells us in many parts of his book,
lessons pertaining to this reality
and the greatest justice,
in speech and with heart and in practice.
The greatest impression is to associate partners with
except to worship sincerely, who knows that they will be the upright ones, those who worship
they will be
telling us that all of religion is sincere, sincere with our Lord,
in this particular list,
we will not be judged, except based attentions. And if those intentions are good,
there will be rewarded handsomely and beautifully for our,
for our diligence to La ilaha illAllah. But if our intentions,
our actions come about are attached to everything,
then we will only be rewarded that which we intended to do. You know, these are just two lessons.
One from this,
in fact, to prove
the scholars of Islam
they have established a universal principle, a principle that is established
Statements says that
your actions will be judged based on your intentions. So brothers and sisters in Islam,
making our worship solely for the sake of
worship solely for the sake of Allah. And this is probably the biggest value that this particular lecture will bring about.
Because a lot of us have this.
We have this
example, is an act of worship
is an act of worship.
Fasting is an act of worship
is an act of worship.
Worship we want to be the concept of Allah when we pray when we foster and we practice and so on and so forth. And this couldn't be further from the truth brothers and sisters in Islam. Why? Because think about it.
right. And then gender gurus that gender develops when we worship him. Okay, right. Now, if we were to worship Allah through salah and Zakah and fasting, and hence, the let's be honest, how much time in a day do we spend?
less time? So in a 24 hour day, we only go to what? An hour or two? for an hour too many hours?
only a small percentage of our day.
How is that fit? How is that possible? I mean, why should we have all the other minutes and seconds? Right? If we have no chance of?
Alright, how many days in the past
Or a handful of days?
Right? Even if
it's considered a handful of days. So if we could only be
through fasting, right, then
then what's the point of living the rest of the days if there was no opportunity in those days?
Same discussion can be said with regards to finish. Same discussion can be said with regards to right. So this is what we are deficient in.
We do a lot of things we never created.
Except to worship a lot. That's what we have to do. Okay. So if we couple our deficient understanding of what worship is, with this particular verse, then clearly there's a contradiction. Because if we will not create it, except to worship Allah, then why do we work? Why do we get married? Why do we raise children? Why do we need to end? Why do we have bills to pay? Why do we do this? Why do we
consider all these other things?
If we were only created to worship Allah?
I hope you follow me right? Because obviously,
you can't interact with each other face to face but I hope
if we could only worship,
and have children
and so on and so forth.
worship and worship is
the answer to the question brothers and sisters in Islam. Is it the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala entails the following
acts of worship that are considered worship in and of itself, because a lot
Okay, that's number one, but also from worship and this is number two,
also from worship, dance activities of life,
in activities of life, through our intention, we convict we convert into an act of worship.
this is where we are, this is where we find ourselves lacking.
All right. So what am I
going to work for example, how many people go to work?
Right. I got to work. I have to go to work. We are locked down now. Right?
So difficult, right? Some people
tell us for the for the most of us, it isn't some people.
It's so difficult. people consider themselves to be working.
Right? When you go on a holiday
holiday, people consider themselves to be going on a vacation.
Right? When you go to the gym, I'm going to train people
the mundane activities of life.
The printing quality can become filled with acts of worship, which are direct acts of worship themselves and carry greater rewards as well as extra work.
Which makes those qualified to receive a share of rewards as well. That's making them 24 724. Seven.
Think about it. Imagine
whilst you sleep
with your office
for a vacation,
exercise. And this brings me to the next part of the discussion. How do we convert the mundane activities of life into a yoga exercise. And this happens brothers and sisters in Islam through our intention, this intention, there is a gift
to a believer from our Lord.
Okay, no one else has the power of intention, besides the
the intention is the switch that brings to our lives quantum progress.
Right. If you go to work you live in for today, flick the switch your intention, and you go to work living for today and tomorrow. Why? Because you will get paid today for your job and get your salary and your
the fruits of your time at work yesterday.
Some people think
has the lock down gotten to him, this just sounds crazy.
It's only crazy, some vanilla, because
we lack the knowledge or we have knowledge that we
think about it. Right?
quantum progress living for today and tomorrow at the same time. Imagine
going for the sake of the degree is living for today. But imagine
tomorrow at the same time
that you can bask in tomorrow and appreciate your time.
Imagine that. Imagine baking a cake. For example. Let's say the kid goes bad. They didn't come out right? Again, but you don't feel
depressed about losing the first cake or feel that you've lost time because you know that that
exists the cake.
Right? Right. This is what it's about. Brothers and sisters in Islam living for today and tomorrow in the same instance by flicking your switch. And that's the intention I can put into my chest, my heart because the place of the intention is so when we say we are brothers and sisters in Islam, what we are saying is look gentlemen, Celtic lives. How do we live?
the purpose for which you do what you do. You make a love the purpose for your job, the purpose for your study and degree, the purpose for your holiday vacation, for your cooking for your writing for your whatever you do.
You sleep, you make a purpose.
Unfortunately, given the nature of life of this world, we tend to conflate and mix purpose with the results. There's something called purpose and there's something called result. We tend to conflate the two. Why? Because
we live in business and we adopt without realizing the way of those who don't
go to the gym for the sake of losing weight. That's what
the world is.
Right? So losing weight is everything
besides the jump in grants University
But that's because they paradise.
Right? But the Muslim doesn't do this, the Muslim doesn't conflict between results and purpose. The Muslim knows if I go to the gym, and I train, well, right, the result of it is I will lose weight. But that shouldn't be the purpose.
My purpose for winning is
losing weight is the result, getting fit is the result. And the result is universal. It will always happen. If you go to the gym really diligently, you will lose weight, even for the sake of right.
Brother, Sister, listen, today, your calories don't count, you haven't lost any weight. Why? Because you're running for the sake of
no one can change that the result of exerting yourself is that you burn calories. The result of studying is you get a degree, the result of
does that make sense?
There's a difference between a person goes to work for the sake of the salary, and the person who goes to work. Because that
there's a difference between a person who goes to university
and a person who goes to study medicine because they
are beneficial to the people
is the difference. And you still gonna get the degree
degree. But what do you do? You live for today, and you look for tomorrow at the same time.
Because your agenda,
your license, gentlemen selfish. Why? Because you truly
you truly understand it.
When you sleep, you don't sleep for the sake of
energy, but you sleep so you can wake up to worship even better. So that sleep becomes of trees being planted, and streams being done for you.
imagine that you can
no ear has ever heard.
So this is the lesson.
This is the sincere advice that I have for you or make your life sincerely for the sake of a month from the beginning of your day, to the end of the day.
you convert into an act of worship, your purpose
and his pleasure. This is the lesson for today My dearest brothers and sisters in Islam
is short and sweet.
I pray that this is the case.
You can take home with you at home. But take into your heart, internalize it. Become familiar with it. And then transform your life because
when you deal with work, when you dealt with
your responsibilities, if you sit down with yourself and get a pen and paper and get on board and start figuring out how you you know write down what you're doing today, right? And then split it up what percentage of my days mundane activities, what percentage of my days, activities that are worshiping. Okay, then look to the column of acts of worship which are acts of worship itself and see what you can add certain acts of worship
Even if you don't practice it, replace it
with the potential that it has for the potential that exists within it, okay? So, write all that down, then go to the other list, which lists we could probably the bigger list the mundane activities of your life, right? It might not be in terms of
hours consumed, right? You work cetera, et cetera. Write those things down. And then next to them, write down the reason why.
And the reason why
I work for the salary, Quran x, I work for the pleasure of Allah, because Allah loves the hand and give us an example. Right? I'm a student wife with a degree, put an X through it, fix it up, differentiate the purpose, right? And if you can do it as a family,
brothers and sisters in Islam,
is perfect. And any mistakes I find myself
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