Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
History was made in Dubai this 2015 when Sheikh Sajid Umar ran Dubai’s first Islamic Studies class on a 200 people capacity yacht which departed Dubai Marina on Friday the 4th of September. The topic of the class was Insights from Surah Nooh. The audio reflects the windy conditions on the day and noises from the captain’s anchoring of the vessel at sea, but nonetheless captures the important messages shared with the audience on the day. The audio does improve as you go along so please do not give up on it :)
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah He was a marine. That
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brothers and sisters in Islam Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
we can do better than that common brothers
barakallahu li Excellent. Excellent, excellent. So welcome to
our particular program after selecting mockery within colossal Anahata Allah for blessing us to observe Salah in congregation together on the water hamdulillah after spending time listening to some lessons from that port was by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam indeed there is no
right, the different acts of worship are rolling. One after the other. Voila, this is a blessing blessing gathering and that's what I was trying to get across. In our introduction, or that short session that we had was we're heading out just before marketing, but hamdulillah I am told that we are now anchored. That noise you heard wasn't the engines breaking up? It was the anchor going down so please don't worry. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam.
Sudoku, Sudoku is a surah that was revealed before the heater of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam to Medina. And that makes the sewer a mccunn sorry, a makansutra. A McCain saw American sewer American sewers, other sewers that were revealed before the heater of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam to Medina, and the study of MKI versus metody or Sooners review before hytera as opposed to the history is an interesting one. Because that in itself further beautifies anyone's journey with the Quran. And we know that the Quran was revealed over a period of 23 years, and Allah subhanho wa Taala was revealing as per need and situation. And we see
how amazing Allah subhanho wa Taala was in teaching
them and how appropriate instructions were and the appropriate times that these instructions came in, and even the VB function and structure of the instruction. So if you note in sorano, you find this very short if the if are very short. And we are free of jurisprudence, there's no Islamic laws
in sorano, right. And this is a norm was all revelation before the hitter of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wasallam to many, because in the meccan period, the first 13 years of Islam, for the first 13 years of the Prophet, Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was dealing mainly with a people that were shackled.
And chained to polytheism. They were imprisoned by idol worship. They were imprisoned by many values that we would not call ideals. They were a people that chose to put the intellect before heavily, right? If we can call it intellect, if we can call it that. So basically, if something didn't make sense to them, they would reject revelation. Right? There's many examples of this. Right in even in terms of the worship, for example, for example, we will see that they were people that would be happy to observe the top and secondly, the carrabba kloudless. Right, because to their mind, they felt that the skin was purer than clothing skin was from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Once clothing is
something manufactured by a man, so they would
find it normal to engage in this practice. Some of the scholars of history have said the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually performed Hajj before he became the Prophet. Before he became a prophet. He performed one, he became a prophet, but he performed Hajj before he became a prophet. And they different with regards to how many times they actually performed this hedge. But they say that he would be a standalone person on the plains of Africa on the day of arafah. Why? Because the Polish, they tweaked the hedge and they would stand on Mr. lever during on the day of our offer they would send on Mr. leafa. Why, because they said that Mr. diva is part of the holy laughs and alpha
is outside of the holy laughs. So it makes more sense to stand on the amazing deeds such as out of art in the holy lands as opposed to an alpha which is outside of the holy sanctuary. Right? The Harlem sanctuary, right? So they would stand on was that this is the type of people they want.
Right so the Quran came down with a message appropriate to the people that were receiving this message. So we find shorter is why because you chiseling away, you chiseling away at a heart that is covered with polytheism and idolatry. And I do worship and so on and so forth. So, you know, you don't want to break a person, but rather you want to break away the impurity. And that's why you find those who, you know, they they practice, they practice the art of
molding things, and creating sculptures and so on and so forth. They don't they don't knock a stone very hard. The chisel lessons. When you choose Edit, you remove that which you won't remove once you keep the mainframe and that which is important to move forward. So we find that lots of hand guided reading shorter is chiseling away at these hearts that were shackled. In the chains of disbelief. This is one of the important attributes and characteristics of if that were revealed before he dropped to Medina also we don't find
in the revelation before he dropped to Medina, we find in a greater way in the revelation after he drove why, because after his run out, we had a group of people upon belief, a group of people ready to accept, they were not questioning belief in Allah, they were not questioning the life of the hereafter. They believed in a one they believed in the hereafter they were ready to receive further instruction. Thus we find the idea of blue and inheritance and so on and so forth being reviewed of the history of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam to Medina, right. So these are some of the characteristics orano is a makansutra. In it, we find
the struggle of a prophet from the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala, or a messenger from the messengers of Allah subhana wa tada with these people. And it was revealed at a time when
he was having this same struggle. He was dealing with the people that did not want to afford him and attend to via a diligent ear. They chose a path that lacked diligence, a path that lacks common sense, and they were pleased with that which they were upon.
Allah subhanho wa Taala is revealing to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling him about a brother from his brother's a fellow prophets, depicting his life. So that was the last thing he was sending can take inspiration can take less, and not just Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam but the luck, because you and I both know my dear brothers and sisters, that Prophethood after Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not transferred to one man. He was the final prophet, the legacy of prophethood was transferred to an entire ummah. And that is you and me.
Right, and entire Omar received the legacy of Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And that is why Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us this oma, you and me that you are the best of all nations, you are the best of only right now many of us of course, we pat ourselves on the vaccine, we are the best of all nations. Yes, we will enter agenda first, before any other nation. This is a gift that Allah has given us. We came at the end, but we will enter Jennifer, yes, we will make up most of the inhabitants of Jenna. This is a gift that Allah has given us. And yes, Allah has said
you are the festival people. We pat ourselves on the back we can despite being the best, we are the most excellent of nations. But understand brothers and sisters, it comes with substance, it comes with substance. And that is the substance of speaking about is the fact that you and I have carriers of the legacy of the best people that work.
Because we are the carriers of the legacy. We become the best of all nations, because nations before us, they never carried this legacy. Right? The legacy of property was on one man the profit or loss of Hanoi.
And as I said after Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that legacy has been transferred to an entire people, not to one man and that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala added in the fourth juice after he tells us in the first quarter, he tells us you have the best of all people I love some Hannah who I can tell tells us why.
mooncup What's the law that you invite towards good and you prevent from evil and you believe in Allah. This is why you are the best of all people. Because this was this was what
was haram used to do these to invite towards good prevent from evil. believe in Allah subhana wa invite was believed in Allah subhanho wa sallam, right? So we carry that job description. We also handle
Academy was diligent with the task that has been placed on our shoulders. So, the sooner has been inspired
and inspired the large all those who will carry the legacy of the profits, take inspiration take lessons. Now, please many,
what we can call objectives that we find in sorano. There are many objectives.
The objectives of the SOA is to actually lead
and to learn the principles of now, for some of the principles of that, and to learn the characteristics of a propagator, the one who invites to Allah, this is from the remember earlier, just before we said we need to ponder over the Quran, right? The Quran was revealed. And it also had an objective, and their objective was to clarify for us, right,
you know, implications related to belief and faction. And we call the SRP manual, right to understand this, this objectives behind the review and that was the development of our Eman in our actions, right. So when we understand this, when we look at any surah, we can ask ourselves, okay, what are the objectives of the surah? The surah has objectives, because Allah has put together is in one frame, the surah makes the frame in it, this is right. So what are the objectives of this framework of IR that Allah has revealed from it is to learn the characteristics or properties to learn the principles of Tao, right? And from it is to teach us to teach us the situation of mankind
very early on after mankind inhabited.
Because we know Sarah was the first messenger As salam was the first prophet Alayhi Salam was the first messenger, right. And there's a difference between a prophet and a messenger or an AVI. And they're also some of the scholars have described the differences in different ways. But perhaps the closest opinion and Allah knows best is that a messenger is a person who went to a people who went to a people that digressed from the message that came to them when the previous Prophet was with them.
Right. And a messenger is a person that was sent to a people with a revelation with a new revelation. Right? Was the Prophet is someone who went to a people
with the same revelation that was given before, or someone who into a people that were upon, upon guidance upon the message of the Prophet that visited them before this, perhaps is, is an ideal way of understanding the difference between a prophet and a messenger after looking at all the evidences in the Quran and the Sunnah, that describes a messenger and a profit and loss of handiwork and it knows best, but no, any Salam was the first messenger. And he came after Adam and he set up. So we're talking about life of you of human beings very early on on Earth. Serrano gives us an idea of their situation, their situation, and we will see certain things that exist today that we shouldn't
be, you know, shocked. But rather, we should understand that these things exist today. And you know, what, it seems to be part and parcel of mankind, because very early on, in a different place, in a different space in a different time. These things existed, at the time of Look, they weren't big buildings or internet, right? Are misconceptions of people being spread via smartphones, right? The challenges we have today didn't exist there. But the net result of some of what we see today existed that sorano teaches us that also in Serrano, we learn some universal laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is also one of the objectives of the Quran to teach us some of the universal laws of
Allah Subhana who has had these unchangeable laws, right? Is this menu for those who ponder over the Quran when you when you when you recite the Quran, you'll actually pick up from it to handle that these are universal laws. Back in physics, we have the laws of physics, right, the static, when you read the Quran, time and time again, pondering over the area to actually start picking up the safaga law. These are static laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala that are connected to life in this world, this is how it has to be right for example, in Chicago.
If you are thankful, I will increase for you Allah says, I will indeed increase for you This is a universal law. Right. And and this many other in nawala. You
may be unforeseen for example, that Allah will not change the scope of a people or the situation of a people unless they make an effort to change the situation themselves. This is a universal law. This our law has set it right as a walk and do what
He wants when he wants how he wants, but Allah has these universal laws. And the Quran teaches us these laws that Allah has in place. Yes are working changes, even if we don't change ourselves but Allah has said as a universal law that you change yourself in a lower will will change your situation. Right. And, and and, you know, for those who are students of the Quran here,
you know, perhaps as, as a research paper as a research paper, you can consider writing on this, right? As soon as konia will come on and carry the universal laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala in, in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and with the rasa together these laws and to explain them and study them in light of the Quran and the Sunnah, this would be an amazing research paper, I haven't come across,
maybe it exists, but from I haven't really looked into it in detail. But from the brief set have done, I haven't really found a study of this any would be a fascinating study. But coming to the to the initial point, we actually see some universal laws of Allah subhanho Allah such as the fruits of Islam, there is the entails certain benefits, and inshallah we will cover this, and we will see from the universal laws of Canada.
And we will see from the universal laws, the fruits of this belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala right, so this is from some of the objectives of
Allah Subhana Allah says a very brief actually remind each and every one here that we are just traveling through some insights, we're not doing a detailed Tafseer going into the the implications of the different styles of recitation, you know, reasons of Revelation, some of the linguistic nuances and so on and so forth. That is a lot of time. It's beyond the scope of our class together, Masha Allah, and I can you know, we can't help but look around and be distracted with all the beauty, the beauty of Allah subhanho wa Taala around us, right. And as I said, it's a formal gathering, which we've made informal. So we're going to keep this lesson true to the scope of this
classroom. And that's important insight into Serrano, in I am born, Allah says, indeed, we said no, to his people. And we told him to warn his people before a severe punishment comes to them. Right? So Allah says, we said, No, no, honey, Sam, was, as we said, a messenger of Allah, the first messenger after Adam and his Salah, and he was a prophet of Allah that lived for more than 1000 years, the scholars have different with regards to his exact date, we didn't even have birth certificates and, you know, computerized systems then and passports and immigration and so on and so forth, then we can have an exact understanding of how old he was. But this is a Prophet Noah, he
lives for more than 1000 years. And they did use this understanding from a few points. Point number one is that Allah said that Allah sent him to do this that our for 950 years. So he was inviting to a VA for 950 years. And only a handful of people accepted his message. 950 years, brothers and sisters, how hard is it to wake up and sleep every day for six years? for 50 years, to live life just for 50 years, we say Subhana Allah, it's tough, right? You know, you get to 60 you feel a loss of life, it's time to prepare for the hereafter what we should be preparing for the hereafter from the day we born and hamdulillah but you understand when we talk about the speech of people today, 60
years is a long time you feel the weight of life, and he said I was doing our only for 950 years. So panela and only a handful of people, there's probably more people in on this boat. Now, the people that was new in terms of those that accepted his message.
And this one is added to this 950 by saying that most of the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala became prophets at the age of 40.
Because people reach a peak in terms of mental maturity and physical ability at the age of 40 right after 40 it starts going down here, and no offense to those who are plus 40 on the vote today, I can see some of the young people smiling and saying what have I got some time right. But when we say that after 40 you increase in wisdom Alhamdulillah before 40 you will never have what you have after
you know this many people who say what I learned at 40 that I wish I knew when I was 20
right so for the young ones who are smiling, understand that those who are 40 Plus they have something we still need and what like the youth need this and we need this we need to gather between the wisdom of the of the seniors and the bubbly energies of of the juniors
We can if the juniors can use the energies and the strengths and the motivation and the excitement
you know, upon the platform of the wisdom of the elders, they will lie he will move mountains we will move mountains
that understanding, but this currency that profits became profits at 40 if you add 40 to 950 you get 909 109 190 right 990 it is human here I can see everybody wiping and we will sweating. We will as I said you can see I haven't I'm not wearing the scarf know the extra gear, right?
I'm chilling out like you are please go ahead use use your towels and paper towels and dry yourself and keep on drinking your liquids. We don't want people thinking here, when you want water to be lacking water.
So, this one is a 950 plus 40 equals 909. And then they say I was handed
that off to
the people on the ark to dock. Allah showered upon them Baraka and blessings and blessings entails increased sustenance and increased time. Right? increased sustenance and increased time. So if you if you if Allah tells us this, then we cannot deduce we cannot make a logical deduction that 990 mark the end of his life in Baraka was given to him. After 990 years, it means he lived past 1000 insha Allah and so we say the new Hani Salah was from those prophets that lived for 1000 years or more. So this is who he is. Now.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says that Allah sent him lacquered our cell net. Indeed, we St. Louis.
We learned from this, my dear brothers and sisters, that prophets and messengers are chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala.
You are chosen by Allah.
You are not chosen three elections is not a big vote that happens. Right? Then people are putting themselves up there to be prophets. And then you get elected by the majority say now I'm a prophet because the majority elected me to be a prophet. No, Allah says, Lapid.
Allah is telling us that knew was a messenger, because he was sent and messengers are sent. And remember earlier we discussed the differences between a messenger and a prophet. And we say no, was the first messenger because Allah tells us that he was the earliest one who was sent. He was a messenger, he was set. Right. So this is evidence that he was the first messenger after Adam and he said that who was the first prophet of Allah subhana wa,
Sallam was not sent to keep. And even with regards to Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he became a prophet and they after he became a messenger, he became a prophet of
Allah. That's when he became a prophet, when Allah revealed to me became a prophet, but then he became a messenger, when a lot of you to him
get up and announced the message. Now he was sent to a people, right? And that's why the scholars say every messenger is a prophet, but not every prophet is a messenger in terms of a rule, to try and understand the difference between a prophet and a messenger they say, every prophet, every messenger is a prophet, but not every prophet is a is a messenger. But coming to this, Allah is
telling us that it is Allah who sends messengers, it is Allah who chooses messengers, you cannot dream up the fact that you are a messenger and you just become a messenger.
Allah is the one who sends his people. Right. And we also learn my dear brothers and sisters from this fact that Allah said, that we sent know that the message of the messenger is not from the messenger himself.
The message is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is divine.
Right? We know, we know the presence of people, that during the time of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam, they said, This message is from him. And even today, we are people who try and save the messages from him. And he received it from his interactions with some of the Jews and the Christians that he met during travel, and they try and, and and fabricate stories of travel, right, to try and paint a picture in the minds of those who who lent them and hear that, you know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually had these travels where he met different Christians or Jews and he was listening to their messages from the revelation that came to them. And then he
formulated this message that we know as Islam, right, this is what they say. We say no, Allah,
Allah, Allah sent the messages, the messages from Allah is not from himself. If, if this person came by himself to a people, then you can
Allah subhanho wa Jalla will not say
that we have set. Does that make sense brothers and sisters? So this is what we benefit. When we look at this citation in this ayah then Allah subhanho wa Taala and we studied it number one says illa COVID. We said no to his people,
to his people, Allah didn't say to the people, a lot didn't say to mankind, Allah said to his people, right? And this means that no Halley's Salah was sent to a specific people, right, unlike
him who was sent to all of mankind, and Jin Chi Salalah while he was right
centura mankind agenda but before that prophets and messengers were sent to a peep.
The other benefit we get brothers and sisters when Allah says Allah homie
the benefit of understanding the importance of local scholarship
that there is a benefit.
When a law sense a profit
with the language that a people spoke to a people, we learn from this that there is importance in this, right? Right, there is importance if Allah subhanho wa Taala chose this as a way for the majority of his prophets and messengers and be adding Masako Salah there has to be a great benefit in it. And if we ponder over the fact that Allah said we sent him to his people, we understand the importance of local scholarship
and how we as a people must respect our local element. And we and how we as a people need to frequent the doors of our local arena.
And how we as a people need to frequent the lessons of our local arena.
It's very important brothers and sisters, right? It's very important, especially in Muslim minorities, in countries where the Muslims are a minority. And Allah has blessed those minorities with reputable scholars and collaboration students of knowledge and propagates what we see today is a chance that the local arena, the lessons are neglected, the least attendance is found in the lessons of the local scholars. But when a visiting scholar comes in, people are flocking to this event to this lecture to this talk.
And this is wrong brothers and sisters, this is wrong. And substituting your local scholars for foreign scholars Allah knows best leads to less things being taken away from the DA from Islamic Propagation and seeking Islamic knowledge and ally. This is something I discuss in many sitting. Right. Many of you might have seen my talk in talk earlier in the year where I spoke about the celebrating fan culture in the dour, right, a scene that is coming about today will be flocking to a speaker of a certain name. And we don't flock to those who might be even more knowledgeable than them. And we don't flock to the locals corners who are more deserving of our respects, more
deserving of our attention in more deserving of our diligence, especially since it's the local scholars that tire themselves and fatigue with the problems engulfing the Muslim community in front of them. It is the local scholars that are dealing with divorce methods, it is the local scholars that are dealing with inheritance issues. It is the local scholars dealing with you know whatever vise income comes from communities for the community at large in general be drugs with you know poor development of the youth be poor parenting from the elders, whatever the case may be. It's a local scholars who who get on board quickly and engage these matters fast to try and protect the community
from retrogression. They are the ones who fatigue and tire themselves with us. We lock the doors at night we lock the doors during the day they are there. They are our service for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and when they come with a lesson to teach us that which will make us a better people and make us those people that do not become part of the problem but part of the solution. We are at home
we do not answer the call.
We did not frequently gatherings right. So brothers and sisters we need to learn this right from the beginning the importance of local scholarship. We must respect local scholarship and we must understand that the crux of the hour. The crux of it is based on locals condition. The Visiting Scholar only complements the work of the locals.
And that is why we also learn from the opening of sorano
the adapt the madness models and etiquettes of visiting do ads
visiting scholars when they visit a village,
right when they visit a visit, and that is that they should visit the local scholars.
That's what you should do. And this is taught to us by the giants, from the scholars that walk the face of this earth before us, those giants that you and I are trying to balance on the shoulders, it was their habit in norm, when they visited a country they would go or a city, they would go visit the local scholar first meet that scholar, McDowell, for that scholar, that scholar for the great work that the scholar is doing, take necie Hatton advice from that scholar, and then they would engage the local community that that scholar is responsible over. And this is common sense brothers and sisters, right? Because the last thing you want to do is come and create a situation there is
more difficult for the local scholars. Once you just fly in and fly out, you get what I'm saying. You come in, you give a talk, and you leave. And you put people in a bigger quandary because you didn't understand the intricacies, the nuances,
the anomalies of the society that you visited. So there was oversight instead of foresight, and you send something in a way that you know, you didn't intend something to happen, but it happened as a result Why? Because you you just lack that adage of meeting the local SCADA. So this is for the students of knowledge in the audience. Right, I take from the beginning of surah Lu, the etiquette of respecting local scholarship and visiting the local scholars when you visit any city, any locality Alhamdulillah in Dubai, you have many locals and in the English speaking realm, Mashallah
you also have to act and propagate as Mashallah I just met chef who start to humble here Mashallah Mohammed humbles, who's who's settled in the community of hamdulillah. Right? And teaching the community what Allah has right and teaching from the inheritance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam that which will only make us a better people? Well, I am only here to complement his work where his work is far more important than my work right? And if there's anyone who's here now
and is someone who is not part of his circle and his lessons then right now, you should make a firm decision and resolve that you will be part of his lessons moving on. Because this is also from the etiquettes of seeking knowledge that you prefer the visiting scholar the visiting diary the visiting student of knowledge, but you prefer your local scholar in a greater way because this is how it is brothers and sisters right? So we learn from the beginning of surah know the importance of local scholarship as well we have lost a Isla homie homie now
this is working, can you hear me by
this point, Mashallah kelemen is here, and to anyone who's running a local organization here in Dubai, or wherever you've come from, some people are visiting from abroad attending this event Mashallah me Allah bless you, if you are running an Islamic organization and you have invited a scholar or student of knowledge or that you are propagated to come to your organization when they land, the first thing that should be part of the agenda is taking them to eat the senior lemma of that vicinity. Right? They should be an advocate of your organization, my dear brother, and my dear sister, okay, Allah subhanho wa Taala still in our number one says and under coma, right Allah says
we said to him to own his people and we learn from this My dear brothers and sisters, many lessons from them is the reality of the people that no Halle salon visitors they were people upon disbelief they were people who practiced idealism and volunteers this is the situation of
mankind and human beings very early on on earth My dear brothers and sisters understand and that is why you know today went oh he's taught so he's taught lessons after he that taught many people say to heat to heat to heat the why so many discussions about to heat so many discussions about Emacs so many discussions about to eat, we're not gonna worship idols we're not gonna worship stones we don't want to worship trees. Right? The answer to that is not why Why not?
Why not? We need to have the lessons on to he then he man and happy that he whatever you want to call title it, we need to have these lessons and in abundance. And you know what, we need more? Because if we read Serrano, we see that this concept of falling into idol worship is something that has been part and parcel of mankind's genuine
mankind. From the very early human beings that woke the face of this is not something that we should feel safe from my dear brothers and sisters, especially when we have sharepad and later on in sorano
I just want to say now we see no
telling us about these items that these people worship that they didn't want to leave these items. Right? And
the names, the names of these idols, and even khaki Rahim Allah in albida niharika. And in his tafsir, as well as other scholars of Islamic history, and they say that these idols, they actually represented pious people that that lived at, you know, at the time of Muhammad Salah right at the time of lohani salam after the world was cleansed of polytheism
they were pious people.
So after they passed away, shavon visited them.
And Chapin said, Why don't you
develop a symbol
that when you see this symbol, it reminds you of these pious people that you become inspired to be good people. You become inspired to
be pious people, you become inspired to worship a lot more no doubt these individuals they were the pinnacle in terms of you know, the relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right. So the people followed the footsteps of shaper. And what did they do? They Boogie symbols after they passed away know when to the generation that now came to be and said, You know what, the people before you they used to worship these things. This is from being pious is from piety to worship these things? Why don't you follow the people of the way before your parents, your grandfather's your forefathers, and people started worshipping? Right. So we see brothers and sisters that we need more lessons from the
Quran and the Sunnah. related to Toshi, and Allah subhanho wa Taala. Tell teaches us this very early on for those who ponder in Serrano and many sutras in the Quran. In fact, all the sutras of the Quran very early on teachers about to heat belief in the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and being diligent with this belief that when you say la ilaha illa Allah, you are saying Lama Abu Dhabi Illa Ma, you are saying there is no one worthy of worship besides one a lot. That's what you are saying. Which means you are saying that I am going to live on that allows me to live on, not how I want to live. And this is from to heat, I believe.
And because you want to live on Earth, how Allah wants you to live on Earth. When Muhammad Rasul Allah has to be there. And that's what it means that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, messenger, that I don't know how to live on Earth, the way Allah wants me to live on Earth, except based on the teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala told him, does that make sense? brothers and sisters? So when I was an undercover, we sent no as a warning to these people. That means they were a people, not upon pirates. Why has it been what if they were upon piety, they will allow their sin know what glad tidings, but Allah here sends him
with a warning. Not that you had a salad didn't go with glad tidings, we will see in Serrano, that Allah sent him a good tidings as well. But Allah highlights as part of the package that was sent with that he was sent to give them a warning, which means they were upon disbelief. Now, Allah also says, We sent new to his people to warn them. Allah didn't say we said no to his people, to guide them.
And we learn from this brothers and sisters an important element of the hour. And that is it is our job to convey the message to give glad tidings and to one it is not our job to convert anybody. guidance is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when I started the talk today we said Maria de La Follette was the one who Allah guides no one can misguide you grill, Allah and the one who guides no one can guide guidance is in the hands of Allah, inviting to our lives in our house. Allah says we are the best of all people because we carry the legacy of the prophets. What do we do convert people now convey to people
you invite towards good what at home and in the moon cup and you want people against evil? What do I mean when a biller and you believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala Our job is to convey my dear brothers and sisters many a time you and I do not engage people in our because we are always looking for the perfect moment. Yes, looking for the perfect moment is part of being wise in our but we have defined perfect moment is the moment that they will convert if we invite them.
That's not in our house. Because of that. We hardly do that. Because when is the best time? When are you going to know that at this time this person is going to convert or he's going to have the greatest chance of converting if I speak to him or her. Does that make sense brothers and sisters? Right? But if you make your philosophy, conveyance of the message, then every time is a good time. Yes, how
Usually it is going to be tweaked. Sometimes what happens by keeping silence, but as long as you know you did Now
sometimes that happens by taking someone out for dinner. That could be that could be that can be that our wisdom could entail that being our but you should know that I'm doing now because when we look at the I in the fourth juice, Allah says that Moodle level merupakan how 911 Cup, Allah uses
Aria, which is the present tense, the present form of the verb, the present tense present continuous form of the verb in the Arabic language, and the scholars say
will move on
right, that the present continuous form of the verb in the Arabic language denotes a meaning that is continuous and required a lot of meaning that stops after you read one time.
So when I was in my room, doesn't mean you just come on towards good ones. No, he's meaning you recurringly invite towards good, what
you recurringly prevent from evil. So part and parcel of your life used to be that you carry the legacy of them via email so that they were set up, they would do it and call us to Allah with the waking up every day in the sleeping of every night they were 24 seven, call us to Allah subhanho wa Taala. They were our machines. We need to be our machines as the owner of Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Does that make sense? If you understand your life like this, you will focus on making your every circle a second that invitation to Allah. And as I said, how you invite to Allah is different. But the endeavor is to make every second of your life, an invitation towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this should be how you, you benchmark your activities. And as I said, sometimes remaining silent is the hour. But how do you know that? Today we remain silent? Because we don't want to hurt people's feelings because we don't want to look back. Yes, we shouldn't hurt people's feelings. Don't get me wrong. Nobody should say wha hamdulillah. today.
But she has said we keep quiet because we don't want to hurt people's feelings. Let's just go ahead and hurt people's feelings. No brothers and sisters. I'm not saying that. I'm saying many times we keep quiet. Why? Because we don't want people to feel bad about us. We're not doing it. For the sake of
this, we are not being true to the legacy that Allah has put on our shoulders, the legacy that Allah will ask us
to send him said no one's feet will move on. until Allah asked them about a few things.
The time and what they did was it their wealth. And what they did was it. It's about you using it in that way. As I said, if you take even your family, you taking your family for a meal is part of them. Because that has a macro image and a micro image and a mini micro, it has mini micro matters within the micro. And it has a macro view as well. To build a rapport with people for the sake of inviting them to a lot this is
building up rapport might take five years of not saying anything.
But just being there for them.
asking them how they are. As long as you intend our hamdulillah you are true to the legacy of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, it might entail that
it might entail that you have no idea how someone who is upon misguidance. Right? And they live in a situation with the community. Is this engaging with them, you have no idea what it means to them when you come one day and you just pick up the phone. Right? You have no relationship with them. And you say I'm just calling you
just to see how you are. I remember the last time I was here, you had a lot of questions about things. You know, I'm not going to discuss it I'm just making salad What do you have no idea
how amazed how well you've prepared the playing field now to engage them with matters of practice.
But you didn't engage them with Allah, Allah. Allah says Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said at that juncture, he didn't engage them with that. You just engage them with the Salah. But you have prepared the playing field and made the playing field right? To receive the seeds. Okay, so Allah you don't know. Right? I hope the message is clear. I wish we could talk about this. But point to note. Our job as a propagator is to convey not to convert and a lot of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in nicoleta demon
measure that you do not guide who you wish and will but it is Allah who guides who he wills. And the best example is in the story of a good body when he was passing away. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to him and said, Oh uncle of mine, just say something a little bit something that will help me defend you on the day of tm in front of Allah. Just do it.
You're about to breathe your last your last say a few words, whatever your situation just say.
He's begging from him just to say, whether it's with belief without he's not going into criteria. He's saying just say something so I can use it to defend.
But he passed away upon disbelief. If Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam could not convert, if you know how he Salam could not convert, understand our job is to convey what my beloved movie it was not upon any messenger except to convey a clear conveyance or conveyance with wisdom. And Allah subhanho wa Taala Knows Best enyimba to Allah subhanho wa Taala says that new set of people indeed I am to you a cleona
we learn from this My dear brothers and sisters how to answer the command of Allah in I am born Allah says we sent move to all these people in it number two, he's warning us people Oh my people in Neela Aviva movie, I am to your cleona immediately he acted upon the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala for those who ponder who had my dear brothers and sisters, that the way of success is to grab the guidance and implemented as soon as it comes to you know, didn't say Allah but what if please give me some time? Let me consider
how long will I have to invite for? When is the start time and finish time of this? No. Immediately number two, Allah is telling us that he's telling his people or people I am to you okay one. When is he saying this after a line The first is as we said, new has a clear one of these people.
This is the way of belief My dear brothers and sisters and our says about this woman I can only mcmillian What am I is la hora suwama, a akula.
Where it wasn't for a believing male or female, that when the commander of a law came down when it was to do this, and don't do that, they felt they had a choice in the matter.
Where we think about No,
no, no, that wasn't the way of a lemo meaning whatever I mean, I stopped we have the believers.
Circle we have the believers, the believers way is Allah said this, I'm doing it immediately allows me to do this. Now I'm doing it a lot commanded immediately go to people and one of them immediately he goes to these people in one step. We learned this from number two, for those who ponder, I told you we taking insights from the soul insights, right? And we learn from this brothers and sisters, how not to globalize the problem today so many times we don't deal with matters because we make the problem so big that it makes us a people in capacity.
This is what happens. You have a solemn didn't say, there are a lot I need this, I need that I need this, I need you to teach me so much. I need to learn so much before I can do this. Right and so much sleep so much exercise so much. There's so much of this now. No, he went to his people with that which he had.
He didn't vocalize
whatever resources he used it. And that is what is asked of offers for your brothers and sisters, that you invite a lot to the best of your ability.
alive. They're telling you to invite to allies, if you're a billionaire, we only have a few 1000 no invite to allow a few 1000 that you have.
Allah is not telling you to invite to Allah as the scholars know, allies continue to invite to Allah based on the knowledge that you know, you know, La Ilaha Illa is no one worthy of worship besides when Allah invites
us to the details learned from those who know or send them to a people who know. But don't say until I get there. I'm not going to invite No, that's not the way of them we are adding salatu salam and that is not the Quranic institution.
Don't globalize matters and incapacitate yourself brothers and sisters. Will you stop growing your agenda because Shabbat has put you in a delusion? Remember, the hour is an embed. They're always the worship of Allah. If you worship Allah, Allah He owes you, your agenda becomes more beautiful. If you have more rewards, your paradise becomes more beautiful. In this hour. You dig your streams in your agenda. you plant your trees in your agenda. You you bury your treasures in your paradise. Do you lay your gold bricks and diamond bricks and silver bricks for the palaces in your agenda? The more rewards you get. This is what happens to your agenda.
If you allow Chevron to globalize the matter to such an extent that it makes you lack action, all you've done is stop building
your agenda to the best of your ability. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
teach someone else
For me, even if it's one I
even if it's one right, so we let this My dear brothers and sisters from Iowa number two this many more lessons I'm just sharing with you some of the most important lessons that are appropriate to our time and the scope of this particular classroom. In it number three, Allah subhana wa says that new cities people worship Allah fear Him and obey. Allah tells us that new Hani Salam gave them three commands. Number one, worship Allah. Number two, be God conscious of Allah or fear Allah meaning half taqwa and arugula. What we're up to, number three, and obey, obey who obey me the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala what are the rule
is a rule, meaning obey me.
We learn from this and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best but in the first command when he said worship Allah, He meant follow the commands of Allah. Be Upon the do's and stay away from the DOS.
And when he said Allah He Salam what the poo poo, he meant, leave that which you have been warned against. And this is a common pattern with coins. When we find taqwa this term taqwa existing in an area that has other commands of Allah. As a pattern, we see that taqwa refers to staying away from the men he yet staying away from that which Allah has warned us against.
But if that exists by itself, then it entails worshiping Allah following the commands and staying away from the evil
and staying away from Vidya, and so on and so forth. It's a diverse term, but when it exists, around the plethora of other commands, it means staying away from the don'ts. So instruction number one,
worship Allah, what does this mean? Follow his commands? What do we got conscious of Allah stay away from the don'ts? What are your own? Follow me live on Earth, the way Allah wants you to live on a live on earth the way I am because I know how Allah wants us to live on it. And Allah says in the third juice towards the end of the third juice bulleen Quinta Bulava. Rooney como la jolla.
Allahu Rahim. Allah says Jesus Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tell them oh Mohammed in kuntum to hipbone Allah. If you indeed love Allah, Irani Follow me. Follow him and follow Allah.
That is your way. If you truly love and love this is your way of showing that you love Allah by following Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and if you do so Allah will forgive you.
And you will be and you will become beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala and Indeed, Allah is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. Okay. And I Adam, before you had any Salaam goes on to mention some of these universal laws that I told you that exists for the universal laws which I told you about which existed in the Quran, the fruits of piety, the fruits of Eman and forgiveness, what does he say? He says, If you be good, Allah will forgive you your sins and allow will delay you for a specific tab.
now, he says, in natural law, he ledger Allah,
He then goes on to say I am before that when the coming of the ayah comes or the coming of the of the day of judgment comes, it will never be delayed. It happens on this exact second that Allah has decided.
The execution is excellent.
And then Luke says If you only knew
so No, he's telling them look, I am telling you, as a universal law, if you be good, this will happen like we say if you study you will pass inshallah, if you don't study you will fail. The net result of lack of studies.
And the net result of studying hard work is to pass right? for universal laws. Common Sense, is understood, is witnessed. It's something No.
Prophet Noah is telling his people. If you listen to me, the fruits of you listening is that God Almighty will forgive you.
This is the net result.
And God Almighty will increase for you your time and other scholars of the Sierra have different explanations as to what is meant by increments of time does it mean that if they obedient to Allah, Allah will make them live longer, and if they not they will live shorter. Some scholars have said that what this means is Allah will bring Baraka into your life.
Allah will bring Baraka into your life, that the fruits of obedience, his blessings,
Coming into your life. Your one hour feels like two or three, your one, Dereham feels like three or four, five or 10.
So he says if your time has been extended,
and we know brothers and sisters today, how timeless Baroque and how wealth lacks work? Sure, if we ask our grandparents regarding how time used to be when they were alive, they'll tell us when we were alive. You know what we used to plan to do 10 things in a day. And by the time we finished all 10
And today, we'll say that was 11. We plan to do 10 things in a day. And the day finishes that have lovely happens, and we've only done five half of
the day. So 24 hours, the sun sun still rises and sets the 24 hour day, but baleka has been removed. This is from the signs of possible loss of Allahu alayhi wa sallam said from the signs of fear is yet a part of the coming together. Time.
Coming together Tammy Alexander's work. Today we are looking for Baraka, people right into the solace Teach us how can we get Baraka in our lives? How can we get Baraka in our lives?
Learn from Lu Hani Salah by being a good person by making yourself
a more pious person and removing sin from your life. sins, cause vaca to be lifted. piety causes Baraka to come into our lives. And by the way, since we're talking about Baraka, then don't forget to say Bismillah before you do anything, and don't forget that I've got two hours of the morning in the evening.
So means of Baraka in our life. There are many citations in the grass of the morning in the evening, which helped bring about Baraka in our day in our time in our world, and also maintain family relations. Yes, don't fight with your blood relatives, maintain the bonds of kinship.
How do we know this Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said in a hat he found in the sooner which is acceptable. As an as a heavy attribute to him sallallahu alayhi wasallam when
he was inside of a big family, so rahima
the one who wants blessings in his life and his Well, he should maintain family relations. supanova maintain, not keep maintain. He didn't say found them when they found you visit them when they visit you know, maintain it, visit them when they do visit you phone them when they don't vote.
What we see today, this is tip for tat, right? Right.
Let's see how much they give my child on Ed. Let me see. 50 theorems give them $50. Right.
How many times did they visit me last month? Twice? visit them twice this month?
scorecard system? Right?
His daughter gets married. He didn't invite you Halima
the problem, isn't it? Yeah, it's a big problem. So how many daughters does he have?
one daughter. See, I have three routers.
We can fix it. We're fixing three times inshallah.
Right for three volumes you won't be invited. No, you should maintain family relations. You should maintain family relations as a means of Baraka May Allah grant does he understand me?
Allah he said I'm saying from the fruits of you listening to me is Allah will forgive you. Allah will forgive you.
And inshallah we will discuss more about his default a little bit later. But for now, what I want to just highlight brothers and sisters, is that there are many ways to have our sins forgiven from them is the one who can tell me another way.
I'll give you the CD
right 26 lectures on it. And mp3 CDs as a gift way Mashallah the hands come up quickly when this prize is always by. Yes, you had your hand up first.
That's doing good deeds. That's been good deeds right. So from the means of gaining forgiveness is doing good deeds as Elisa has taught us vertical Oh v. That's a price for you. What are the ways we have a hand up here second, yes, Toba, Masha. Allah Toby's from the means is another price. We have the third hand over there. What he said that's a common answer. So I wanted to see what he said. Okay, so
So we've discussed this the, the brothers had toga, the other brother said good deeds. These are ways of having
Our sins forgiven. Very good. Allah says in Hashanah you hipness a year that the good deeds wipe away the bad deeds. Okay. Give us another another one. Yes.
Respecting pears apples and the good deeds I want I want umbrella citation Yes. Sorry.
That's been good ties of kinship that's good deeds. No Yes.
Sorry Hajin ombre that's from being good deeds. No, I want a citation like you said, Good Deeds is the Toba
Come on brothers and sisters I don't know this is downstairs we can see them so we don't know. Yes.
I can't hear you scream like a lion.
Being grateful that's from being read from good deeds.
Two hands at the back you can you can tell me the answer.
Good Deeds come and brothers I want to a citation don't give me good deeds. All this folder and the good deeds.
Patient being patient Guinea child into difficulties right? Well, that's a price. Well, you get a you get a price trials and difficulties. Whatever difficulty we go through, it's because
it removes our sins getting sick, for example. Right. So being patient through difficulty is a means of removing sins. All right, one more. Yes. Rather.
veering away from good deeds.
No, that's good deeds. No, we don't want good deeds. Tell us something like you said patience. That's good.
Whoever gets this will be very good. Mashallah. Yes.
That's good deeds.
Good deeds. Yes. Sorry.
That's from being having good deeds. Can I give you the answer?
from doing good deeds.
Leaving brand pious children, good deeds.
Sorry. Good deeds. Let me tell you, let me tell you because we have to move we have to move on. We have to move on. Sorry.
That's best from good deeds as well.
The answer to it is Chava. intercession in the session is a means of forgiveness. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah will forgive on the day of tehava based on the intercession of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And based on the intersection of those that Allah allows them to intercede and Allah is pleased with them, on condition that they asked a lot to forgive those also that Allah is pleased, right, this conditions for Shiva, we're not going to get into it. But when this just as a as a blanket understanding of how sins are removed, we understand that sins are removed through Toba through is they fall through good deeds through tests and difficulties and through intercession
through intercession. Does everybody have that you wrote it down? Masha Allah, Allah subhana wa tada forgive our sins Me, me. So brothers and sisters.
This is what new Halle Salim is telling us in number Hall. Sam is telling us one other thing
for those who ponder you will understand them before.
I want you to ponder Who can tell me what other lesson new Halle salon is teaching us as a dour tip. I'll give you a clue to deal with it. In Isaiah number four
for those who have the most mishaps open in front of them and the following
what is Lou Halle celeb teaching us as a doubter ponder you had a salami saying Allah will forgive you your sins and delay for you for delay for a specific tab
right indeed the set time by when when when the day of judgment or the set time that Allah has said comes to be it will never be delayed If you only knew what the hour took is no hurry Sam teaching us here.
You know, now you can have a CD
right? And our young boy over here you can also have a CD Okay, what's your name?
Mashallah. We up you might you have similar names?
Right, this is where you okay? You have to listen to it. Yeah. Okay.
Don't waste your time.
Start with a positive message. Allah will forgive you or Allah. I'll accept that what I'm looking for, but take a CD for you. Yes.
To have knowledge now what I'm looking for, but that's definitely from from the ethical side. But it's specific to from a number who
start with a positive message I'll accept because Yahoo is positive.
Hello, how are you Sarah is teaching us how to be diverse in our instruction within
the mentioned to people benefits of the hereafter and mentioned to the benefits now as well.
He's telling them Allah will forgive you
and allow will increase for you time in wealth sustenance will increase you live longer will ever occur in your life. We know that one of the hardest things for a human being is to pass away.
Right? He was passing away I was in adequacy, he says Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that Allah has said, and in this, in this narration, Allah says that I know how difficult dying is for my slave.
So when someone comes to you and says, Look,
I got something for you to practice for. If you practice it, you live longer? Aren't you going to listen? Are you going to pay attention? As opposed to if someone says if you do this after 10 years, we'll get an investment? It's going to excite you Yes. But if somebody says you get an investment in 10 years, and by the way, there's a bonus investment now in year one, what will happen? So it's a no brainer, right? I need to invest, right. So when you call people to Allah give them a holistic benefits, right. And this is known as you know, the the specialist in development, they call this creating agency in the person that you are inviting towards being good. Right, there is a program
out there called NAC neuro associative
conditioning NAC. With its p program, C, neuro associative conditioning is it's a life skills kind of development developed by a life coach called Anthony Robbins, from the United States, it's called the six step program towards creating change. Right, the crux of it is that which also
came with 1400 years.
And the crux of it is that we had Instagram came with 1000 years
1000s of years
before because the crux of it, is analyzing your situation in a way that makes you desperate for that change. When you become desperate for it, you start changing, that when the doctor tells you, brother, if you don't change your diet, you're gonna get diabetes, may Allah protect us from diabetes, I mean, what happens? Immediately people start changing their habits. Why? Because you're so desperate not to get diabetes.
So there's an urgency that's created. So you change your diet immediate, right? Is this not not true? This is true. It's just human nature. So the this, this, this, this theory tells you that if you want to bring good have good habits in your life, think about that habit in a way that makes you desperate to bring it into your life, that if you don't bring it into your life, you're gonna suffer as a result. Right? So you, you get cracking, no honey syrup is creating agents. That's what he's doing. He's what he's speaking to them with wisdom based on the human nature. That look, I'm telling you something that is going to make you become desperate to do what I'm telling you to do.
Right? And later on in the surah, who goes on and says, right when he says that if you listen to me allow if you seek forgiveness, allow an increase, send me your abundant rainfall and increase for you sustenance and give you children.
Right? He's mentioned the mentioning to them benefits now. Because someone in the audience wants to have children. Okay, I'm desperate for it. Let me take this on. someone in the audience is experiencing poverty. They're looking for financial standing material well being, they become desperate to learn. I am so desperate not to be poor. Let me take this person's advice on what they might take it for the wrong reasons, but it's still good for them. Now, we shouldn't start saying Hey, your intention, make it voila, not for money. You say listen, let them accept Islam for whatever reason, Shangri La, let them become better people for whatever reason hamdulillah we can
work on the intention inshallah. Right? Like the uncle of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. When he accepted Islam, he didn't accept it, because he believed in the message first, he accepted it to protect Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam from the Polish because we know that from from them who are those who are attacking him, so he defended the prophet and say, if you are attacking him because of this message, I'm telling you, I believe in this message. So if you want to attack him attack me. Right, Hamza? How long could it take Hamza? Right. So he accepted it for another reason, but it was a good thing that he did when he was
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we don't see Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying your Islam was incorrect. We find Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam correcting his lessons.
Okay, so, so much is coming from the second piece.
Okay, let's move on, shall
we learn from it. And for those who don't know, alive, this Quran speaks to us in a day, in so many ways, if we just sat with the iron foot, let me think about this a moment, then he's telling them this benefit. And that benefits, right? Because this makes you desperate. And this is synonymous with the Tao of Lu Alayhi. Salam, and Allah, Allah knows best, and just wants to be discussing the whole concept of
you know, joining between benefits for the hereafter. In this world, we actually see in the Tao of primarily hotcopper, viola one, when he was stabbed, and he was bleeding to death,
a young boy walked into his gathering
with his lower government below his ankles.
And he's bleeding to death. He has important things to think about.
As you know, for example, who's going to leave the Muslims after me. We know how to put together a short panel, right? a panel of representatives, that would be in charge of choosing the next leader. He's busy with all this. And he sees this young boy. And when this boy is leaving while he's dying, and this is to teach our kids from the cradle to the grave.
He turns to this young boy and says, yep.
Oh, son of my brother. This is our lesson as well how to speak to people. You can know how to answer them as well. We learn
how to speak to people. He's not telling people you misguided people. You idol worship is you polytheists Shame on you know, he's saying oh my people. Yeah, all my people
is getting a report with them. We from the same yoke with the same people, all my people.
This is this is a concept of all the humans so that was Sara Yusuf Ali Salam in the prison. Oh, companions of the prison.
He was innocent. He wasn't guilty. He was jailed while he was innocent. But he still says he's old companions of the prison.
Isn't that amazing? Right. No hiding
says Yep. Oh, some of my
any employees will want to
write any young any young boy is always gonna want to listen to his his calling inside as if, right?
In fact over. He says, raise up your pants listed above your ankles, raise up your pets. Why in Arabic, if you do so is from being so it's so I'm looking after the comments.
It's from God consciousness is from Taka.
Did he stop there was bleeding to death. Now, he says, What can you know what you thought will last longer as well.
You'll be more pious, Allah will love you more you know what you hope will last you longer because no dragging on the floor. He gave him a spiritual benefit and a physical benefits.
And this is from the ethics of doing the hour, give people spiritual benefits if they become better people, if they listen and give them physical benefits as well. And justice he tells them you'll be forgiven it will have gender and you'll have and you happen to have and then he tells them in a law will give you children and allow will give you abundance and sustenance. He's giving them spiritual benefits, or benefits that we call metaphysical because gender we can touch right now. Even though we say it exists, but it's in the hereafter. And it gives the benefits for now welcome living in the dunya the physical benefits, this is from the from from the important elements of Tao. They know
having sentences local to
you having Salam is respecting the intellect of the people that is according to
his respecting. He said, use your brains If you only knew.
If you only knew.
You know if you only knew you would connect with your fit for your natural disposition, and it would tell you that worshipping idols is wrong. It would teach you to worship Allah, if you only
this teaches us that we should engage people of intellect brothers and sisters when we speak to
Lie has created them with an ability to know. But they've become heedless, unfortunately.
The loudness of misguidance has drowned the sound of the fitrah and the sound of guidance our speaker is talking to us. Oh son of Adam, turn to Allah. oh seven of Allah be a good person or servant of Allah don't do this oh servant of Allah turn to Allah but we can't hear it. It's drowned out by the noise of misguides
we're hearing the noise of music around us and Hamza we making noise of guidance right now.
Right by reading the Quran and teaching Quran, on the water we we see all these expensive yachts and we've seen how people have addressed and living their lives Pamela, this is their dunya
and they paradise as well.
But for us, this is only our world. We have the oxygen which no mind has ever dreamt of. No heart has ever dreamt of. No I have ever seen no he has ever heard.
So Pamela, may Allah grant us the oxygen for our sitting in this yoke of the dounia today for his sake.
Not bad. Not a bad deal. we lend money we get a yacht when we go home that no one can dream of having the villa have good thoughts Allah.
Allah can give you a law when I go home today, I'm going to tell my children
and I have good hope Allah will give me that. That's the beauty of email and belief in Allah. Because we know that Allah is Allah honey is the rich of the rich.
He's the rich of the rich, he can give us if we don't do Imagine if we do a little quiz, take a shower upon us and what that give us a
right, Allah will give us inshallah, so
that brothers and sisters we know, you know, today brothers and sisters say, you know, that speaker, I love to listen to them. I say Why? Because they're very knowledgeable. No, I don't know. But when I listen to them, my Eman I get any man who
wakes me up. I say you know there's also that Muslims when they listen to some of these Hollywood actors and they also wake up gift of the gab is not a prerequisite to have an immune boost.
And why do you need that speaker to talk to you to have any mind boost.
When you have a brain and the Quran and the Sunnah in front of you is more sustainable sustainable for you to read the Quran and the Sunnah and use the internet which is given you to look at the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala it will give you the mind boost you need. It is not feasible, right? To ask a speaker to keep his ticket come all the way every day.
That's not sustainable. And what happens if these people pass away
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away as well.
But Allah left us the Quran and the Sunnah and left us with this break. And Allah says in the Quran in the Sunday we used to read the Quran and the Sunnah properly will be naturally boosted with email.
And that's why we have our daily sitting
a daily sitting with the inheritance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. If we only knew he told his people local anymore, I'm saying to you as well low quantum travel, if you only need
it is not practicing sisters, sustainable, you know for a speaker to come, for you to have any man you cannot have a person but we should be boosted with Mr. every second of our day. You have to have a sustainable function. And Allah has given every human being irrespective of financial standing, irrespective of material well being irrespective of education and ability to be a man who's truly like him. I'm not saying that we shouldn't get a man boosted when hamdulillah they are a speaker speak that is that is Alhamdulillah bonus, I am saying the problem is to make the man boost of a visiting there are some speakers some share the cracks in foundation of you being a man boosted.
This is a problem is not sustainable. We should be we should be boosted with a man with something sustainable, which is using our intellect understanding the Quran in the sun and having our daily sitting with the inheritance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and then yes, as a bonus, attend the cycles of the karate visit the Messiah
right here onto YouTube, listen to the lectures there when the visitors well visit the ship and visit the lesson as well. That's a bonus boost for the lesson. Right? You know and coming back earlier My dear brothers and sisters you know what any man boost translates into into better character and being a better person?
Yes, because that is that is a universal law with the Quran. If you study the Quran properly, you become a better person in Egypt
in the suit
Rasul Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was excellent, and he was even more excellent.
Why was he more excellent? He was revising the Quran even more in Ramadan than he revised in any other month. So naturally because of being with the Quran even more, he became naturally more excellent.
Today, how much have we learned brothers and sisters? And how excellent have we become as a result of what we've learned?
Does that make sense?
Food for thought, by let's move on to number five. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that you said, My Lord, indeed I invited my people to the truth night and day.
And in number six, but mine in my invitation increased them not accepting flights, and then running away from me. In number seven, he says, and indeed every time I invited them, so that you may forgive them. Right? They put their fingers in the ears, and they covered themselves with a commons. And they persisted in this arrogance, and they were arrogant with great with a great arrogance.
Then he says in infj, then I invited them to you our public, and then I announced them I invited them to you secretly Allah.
Right? And then he says, Yeah, a line I am number 10. I said to them, ask forgiveness from Allah indeed he is the perpetual forgive. And if you do so in it, number seven, Allah will send you rain from the sky, and he will
continue showering upon us showers, and he will Anya number 12. And Allah will give you increasing wealth and he will increase your children for you, and He will provide for you gardens, and he will provide for you rivers.
I am number 13. What is the matter with you that you do not respect the love away deserve to be respected? by returning to Allah and seeking forgiveness from Allah? Why don't you do this what is wrong with you?
When Allah has created you, in stages, you existed as a blood clot, when as a hanging cross, then as a cheap piece of flesh, when you develop in the womb of your mother is over a period of nine months, when you are born weak, and when you are sustained with the will of Allah and then your mind grew and your bodies grew and you developed independence and then you reach the peak and then you started moving to a different stage that was bringing you closer to the grave.
What is wrong with you that you don't tend to Allah that you don't seek forgiveness from Allah when Allah has done all this for you in it number 15 do you not consider how Allah has created the heavens in the earth in layers in numbers 16 and made the moon
reflected light and made the sun a burning lamp in it number 17 and a war has caused you to grow from the earth a progressive growth
number 18 then he will return you to Allah and he will extract in an extract another extraction will be resurrected again
in number 19 and Allah has made for you the vast and wide so you can move on if you don't experience difficulties in it number 20 so that you may follow the in the roads of passages right? So no Halle Salah
tells the loss of Hannah who attended that he did a lot of things.
And in this ayah providing number five try number 20 no Holly Salaam is teaching us many principles of dow and many characteristics of the Dow. Let's summarize them very quick.
Very quick. And he's the best person to teach us why he did that over 950 years. very experienced. Mashallah, right 950 years, he says, Yeah, Allah, I invited my people when it was dark. And I invited them during the day, I invited some people loud, talking to them in a loud way. Because some people they resonate when you tell them when you speak to them in a loud way in a commanding way. Other people, I spoke to them softly intelligent, because if you speak to them loud, they become scared. They close down, they stop listening to you. So I invited them softly. Some people, Allah, I invited them in open sessions like this, this is an open sessions. While some people are allowed, I
gave them private sessions. Allahu Akbar. He's telling us the different ways that that are happening. And we spoke about this earlier that we should make our life a living now, even if it's taking someone out for a meal, even if it's taking them on a yacht.
Right, make it a living. Even if you remaining silent, but be diverse in your approach. Don't become a person that is so predictable.
Because then you predictable you boring.
When you boring no one listens to you know, be yourself. I'm not saying be somebody you're not. Right. Be yourself. Because when you yourself, people love you. And when they love you, they follow you. And when they follow you, that means you're a true leader.
Many people ask me, How do I be a good leader, I say, be yourself, be an original, don't be a copy, be an identity. Don't try and copy this person's style and that person's style. Be true to yourself, be true to your values.
When you true to your values, people will love you. And when they love you, they will follow you. Does that make sense? brothers and sisters? So Luke is describing to us he was look, Pisa, Yala. I'm just telling you, my ally wasn't boring. In my doubt.
I wasn't static. In my doubt, I was diverse in my doubt.
Right? I was dynamic in my doorway, Allah.
I engage the intellect in different ways. And I created an urgency in them in different ways. Some people children mattered to them, I told them,
what would happen if they, if they follow me, with regards to children, some people, you know, it was about money and financial standing in material well being I told them about that. Some people, you know, they were interested in having gardens and, and, and abundant rain, and so on and so forth. I put that across to them, that this will be a fruits of your piety. And also, I didn't choose to do today after I told them to believe in the hereafter. And I told them, there'll be fruits of unimaginable proportions there as well. Right? And you've had many of the different citations that no having Salah said as Allah Subhana Allah tells us here, so we let my dear brothers
and sisters to be diverse in our approach, you know, even with your children,
even with your ones, even with your husbands, even with your parents,
with diverse respect the person in front of you, you know, in, in, in economics or in services today, they talk about humanity,
you know, meaning protection of the product.
It's very important in business today, especially when we live in a world of competition. Customer service is important. You got to look after the feelings of the customer base. You got to stakeholder management, stakeholder management in business is a big thing. You got to look after the donor, you got to look after your staff, you got to look after your clientele.
all stakeholders, if you if your staff are feeling good, they work better.
Right? They stay with your company.
They don't leave it this is a very important matter My dear brothers and sisters. No honey salon is teaching us to look out to the product be diverse. Respect the intellect respect the wishes don't put them down because this was interested in children or this was interested in making money.
No, because then that also
sort of affects your sincerity.
doing our shouldn't make yourself righteous My dear brothers and sisters.
We shouldn't have extremes in the one extreme is to feel you better than the person you inviting and that's not good.
It doesn't mean you have a beard in telling them to keep a beard that you better than the judgment is of Allah subhanho wa Taala
It is Allah who will judge us on the day of pay ama award didn't put this concept of judging on our shoulders, brothers and sisters. Don't be judgmental. She doesn't wear hijab. She doesn't cover her feet or hands or so on and so forth. Don't judge her.
Because she loves a lion is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But that doesn't mean you must enter another extreme what is the other extreme?
Where you stop doing the hour? Where you say no I don't want to feel self righteous. Why? I'm not gonna say anything No, no. He slam is about doing the hour and not feeling self righteous. When you do that though. There is now you invite towards good you prevent from evil without feeling that you are more safe than the person you inviting for Allah subhanho attack. Does that make sense? brothers and sisters? So No, honey, Sam is teaching us. respect people. respect their situations, don't belittle them. It doesn't matter. Tell them allow an increase your children for you. If you listen, don't belittle them and say what's wrong with you, you you put in your your whole you know salvation
in the temporary dose speak to people in a derogatory way. But at the same breath, don't oversimplify things
and give people a false sense of hope. And give them false security. Now, be diverse in your data, but be apt and appropriate. Some people say no we don't call them to Allah is not the right time. To call them to have Batman is here, brother if you if they don't, then if you sincerely want good for them, the best thing you will call them to is to Allah but in the best way because if they die now without believing in Allah
will be envy
if you really sincere, call them to Allah. This is another extreme in the Dow, where we have people over simplifying the religion as if you know, one of those Kumbaya Kumbaya. Have we had that we see the cordless from Nigeria, I understood it to be one of those songs you sing when you will have you on a boat.
And we are on a boat, by the way, but everyone is singing Kumbaya, as if nobody in the world, it's fine. Doesn't matter the state of your worship, it doesn't matter the state of your clap. It doesn't matter. You know, how good your relationship is with Allah. Just be no brothers and sisters. This is life. This is not gender. This is life. His difficulties these days for us these days against us his priorities, his requirements.
We need to be in the middle in the Dow. Not oversimplifying, and not over complicating
the understanding me, brothers and sisters, we have
15 minutes before we observe Russia, and then
we have our dinner with the landing pad.
So let's move on very swiftly. But as a note ID number five to 20. I've just summarized it in terms of lessons. No, Elisa Lam is teaching us these matters. But I want you to now go home as homework and read through these one by one in light of these different citations of shades. Okay, and allow it to resonate with you. And then ask yourself, How am I with this new understanding that I've developed when I do the hour do I do this? Do I think like this, and understand that, you know, strategizing in the event as well. You know, when you plan how to be with people, that's an act of worship as well. Your agenda is becoming more beautiful as well. hamdulillah right. And we all have
to do that. Well. Let's face it even with our children raising your kids is that our brothers and sisters, raising our children is our
we should respect the child's minds. I always say this many of us as parents we don't respect our children's mind. Right? We always just command them to do things do this don't do that. Sit there don't sit there sleep at this time. Wake up at this time. Get ready. Where
do I nurture people Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam nurtured people. The best way to nurture people is to tell them why if you don't have time to tell your child Why are you telling them to do something not to do something? Now what kind of a day are you
that's I don't think you know sir Luke is not for me. Now the whole point is for us to be doing that. What do you have to do?
Even if it's raising your children tell them don't blame the sun you know why my dear son? If you play at this time, the sun is very hot this ozone layer issues this UV rays don't say he's only a three year old. Oh, he'll understand. Trust me Give me the time.
You understand? Isn't it? See Roma? How old are you?
understand normally sitting here with
is taking notes. Here's a book in a pen.
write some of the books and pets.
Tell them why. Here's your child might ask you 10 why's afterwards what is a UV ray? Why is the UV rays? What is this ozone layer? Why is that your title? That's your chance to bond with your child now.
You had the Civic and you've taught them things they will remember it brothers and sisters
they understand so benchmark yourself right because as we said we want the Quran to change us sort of book that you just read the book that you read and become better because of your your reading Exactly. By now.
In these if very quickly, new Halley Salaam he says to his people for whom to start.
He said yeah, Allah I told my people seek forgiveness from Allah. And perhaps we'll just concentrate on this
for the last part of this episode.
The last part of Sudoku is about graph and tomorrow we have a whole day about graph right the brothers of kenema have a seminar arranged inshallah we'll be learning to keep the book of grab from the other funny Okay, the book of draft from the other side of him, so we will
inshallah discuss them and we will introduce tomorrow with this
is a good way to end up today and start tomorrow.
Let's focus on this is the
new Harry salon.
From the beginning of the story is telling his people do good and Allah will forgive him.
And now he's telling them another way to be forgiven. He says seek forgiveness from Allah.
seek forgiveness from Allah.
Why seek forgiveness from Allah seek forgiveness from Allah seek why time and time again. Why? Why how
How many times is fasting mentioned in the Quran? How many times is the month of Ramadan mentioned in the Quran? How many times is Hajj mentioned in the Quran? But how many times is seeking forgiveness mentioned in the Quran?
A lot brothers and sisters
a lot. You know, we as human beings we repeat things time and time again when it's important
when the ramifications of not doing something great. Same way allies do the same thing with us. Every Jews seek forgiveness from Allah. Allah is the most forgiving the Most Merciful. seek forgiveness seek forgiveness, seek forgiveness, no hiding salami standings, people What is wrong with you that you don't respect Allah, respect the law by seeking forgiveness from Allah.
Understand the servant of a lion which have and then a people never became wretched.
And a heart never became hardened, and a home never became a house and forth never became disunited. And sustenance and wealth never became something depleted, and happiness was never lifted, and depression never became settled. Except because of sins and lack of piety and lack of seeking forgiveness from
This is a universal law, you sin, you will live a difficult life. You do good, you will live a happy life. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in his book
la says whoever, whoever
turns his back to the plan and his teachings, the net result of doing so is that he will have a depressed life. A difficult life, a narrow life, a life that will lead to Doom in the hereafter.
Allah says when a shuru yo malkia Tiana and we will raise him on the day of pm a blind Why? Because of lack of istikhara why because of since Now, obviously, you lived in this life while see.
Right? So Allah says this person will ask
Paula Bhima hasha withany
say Oh my Lord, why have I been raised blind?
Why am I blind? I used to see when I used to live on Earth.
I used to see why am I blind right now? Allah will answer back.
philosophy subhanho Ghana sees
propolis that he will gela he says to this person
that just like our remind This came to you on Earth. Lessons came to you. The Quran was speaking to you.
Every Juma you had a reminder
you on boats and you have reminders Mashallah reminder, reminder each day, but you chose to turn a blind eye just as you chose to do that. You will be forgotten today and you will be blind
will not protect us.
In retrospect, Allah says, men amela sorely hemming the carrying out.
Allah says whoever does good deeds from the males and the females.
Meaning they believe us they do good deeds, for no fee and no higher kampai by law says we will give you a happy life.
You will live a happy life.
And Allah goes on to say, and in the hereafter we will reward you have the reward
far better than the work that you're used to.
This is a universal law. Remember I told you who should read the Quran and extract the universal laws? If you do this, this will happen. This is brothers and sisters.
So no, he's saying seek forgiveness from Allah. You know why it is your sins that have put you in your predicament. It is your sins that has caused Baraka to be lifted from your time. It is your sins that has caused Baraka to be lifted from your mouth. It is your sins that have caused you to be in your situation with regards to children. seek forgiveness from Allah, seek forgiveness from Allah.
Because Allah is merciful, but he's it is your sinful state and it's it's that with your hands have done that have put a barrier over you that has blocked the mercy of God.
So seek forgiveness, break down those barriers. Take a hammer
and chisel at those barriers. Crack those barriers open. So the message of unlocking reach and how do you do that with istikhara is the party's your chisel and you have
we're going to end this now brothers and sustainer even my eyes are feeling itchy and red because of the dust. And I suffer from allergies milligrams Q I can see your eyes as well. Some of your eyes are getting red as well. I'm sure mine I can feel the dryness of the eye. We're going to finish this up but just bear with bear with a lower reward as hamdulillah. Right.
seek forgiveness from Allah.
If we only knew my dear brothers and sisters, how good a friend is the heart was to us. We would never let live our lives on the way to work, you'll be asking a lot for forgiveness. Once you stuck in traffic and let's face it requires some serious traffic. You'll be asking a lot for forgiveness. right at home, you'll be asking a lot for forgiveness. Some parents tell me chef McBride for us we planning on having a child I say make. Make sure you ask a lot to forgiveness more than you ever did. Before you try and once you try
to help you.
You want to pass your exams. ask Allah for forgiveness. You want to pass that job interview? Ask God Almighty for forgiveness. You want to get that job? Increase asking God Almighty for forgiveness. You want your cooking to come right?
Yes, you making that nice pot of money for your parents, and your husbands in your wives for those who cook from the male's. You want it to be perfect. ask Allah for forgiveness. What law he tries. Try it. We are difficulties in life.
If you turn to a line as forgiveness allow an open for you in ways you'll never you'll never understand. Today's Panama when we in a problem. We get our mobile phone out. We're looking for our networks and our context.
That's what we do. We get sick, we're looking for the medicine cabinet.
We're looking for the doctor's phone number. Yes, we should do that. But before we do that, ask Allah for forgiveness. Because Allah sees tobymac as a vehicle, you are what you end because of that which you did with your hands. But Allah says we are one can he Allah he faces the sin of the majority of men. So don't lose hope in Allah. ask Allah for forgiveness. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us when you in difficulty, ask Allah for forgiveness. Allah will lift you difficulty when you seek sicknesses, remove our sin, right? Help yourself get better quicker by helping yourself remove your sense how am I still far less distance move quicker, so you get better
quicker? Does that make sense? You have problems with your children ask for forgiveness, whatever the situation is dark cloud that's over your home on lower listed marital problems, ask Allah for forgiveness, to
He says I'm telling them here Allah, turn to Allah and seek forgiveness for your allies.
is a word in the Arabic language on one of the scales of hyperglobalisation.
It's heavily expressive.
he's telling his people that you are not calling to a lord who just forgives but you are calling to a lord who perpetually forgives.
There is no timeout. There is no lockout time. He perpetually forgives, call unto Allah subhanho wa Taala and seek forgiveness. My dear brothers and sisters to end understand that it is Allah who says you have been Adam?
Mr. hora de la la la quwata Valley, vero son of Adam, if you send instant that your sins filled up the atmosphere.
Even if you send that much
1000 years of sin.
Allah says and then you tend to Allah and you ask the Lord to forgive you. Allah says, Allah, Allah, I will forgive your sins for you and it won't even matter to me.
It won't matter to me.
Whatever you done, I am great.
Allah says you cc of nasm also Nevada, in the home to Fiona be lady when the hurry Why now?
he says Oh son of Adam, you may You send in the day and you sit at night, but it is a law who gives you a sense so seek forgiveness from Allah. Allah doesn't say, I will forgive you. Allah says consider yourself forgiven La ilaha illa Allah, Allah doesn't say ask me for forgiveness and then you know have doubt has allowed
Forgive me on a flow arising of good in hope you have good hope in a law that you have gotten up from your place. The day you were born. The day you found yourself when you are born forgive, cc Paula, his suffering perpetually forgives.
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was free from sin he used to practice in a gathering in a city is the heart 70 times 100 times. If he did it for my dear brothers and sisters when he was free from sin. What about you?
What about you and me? Yeah, we ended this Navara coffee. What about you and me?
Let's take from the Center for sort of Allahu alayhi wa sallam. And let's take this guidance obviously far from New Hani Salah. And from the Quran, and from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, all the ambia who were taught by Allah taught us to never lose hope in Allah and to be people of his power. Viola inspires us to seek forgiveness from him.
Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our sins, our past, our current and our future. And we have lots of Hannah who Allah, protect us from being a victim of our own actions will not protect us from being a victim of our sins me. And may Allah cause us to die once he's pleased with us, and may cause us to have a grave one which is a which is a garden from the gardens of Jen, a grief for the people who are forgiven. May Allah gather us underneath is out from the day of tm are all together on a day where there'll be no shade except for the shade that will be generated from the hours of Allah.
May Allah grant us gender without accountability. And if Allah is going to take us to account me Allah grant us our book of deeds in our right hands, and we may Allah grant a speed on the bridge leading to gentlemen protect us from falling into gentleman, me
and Hannah, who Allah grant us gender with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and May Allah grant us in the agenda only us And may Allah grant us not just palaces but palaces that are next to the palace across Rasul Allah and he will sell all his palaces and May Allah grant us a sitting with him. So we can tell him happily in Ghana, of one warm evening in Dubai
in 2015, that we came together, Money Creation from the creations of Allah on a boat,
and, in a characteristic way, learn from the inheritance left behind by he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on a boat will give us the opportunity to share this message with him. While he was at the mercy of brothers and sisters, all good things must come to an end. I love you for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala everything correct set is from Allah and he's perfect in any mistakes or for myself and Shiva. And I see colossal Hannah who has forgiveness meal acceptance from us me and make it heavy on our skills of good deeds brothers and sisters. Let's make this the end of our time together. Please visit my website Sajid comm
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