Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
This is the first talk by Sheikh Sajid Umar in the Philippines as part of his very first trip there in October 2015. The talk surrounds the aayaat in the Qur’an in which Allah Almighty says: ”Perhaps you may be successful”. In the talk Sheikh Sajid Umar discusses the meaning of ‘success’ as is mentioned in the aayah and the elements to help us achieve this desired meaning. Enjoy and benefit!
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Whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon, then then can misguide him. And whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees misguidance upon then none can guide him and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger, Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu alayhi wa sallam, I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His Messenger
honorable scholars and
respected dignitaries, the Connect Institute team and at the top of them brother while Ibrahim, someone who Ella for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. My dearest brothers and sisters in Islam,
here in the Philippines that make up the home of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam I greet you with the greetings of peace. Are you ready to receive this greeting?
Okay, Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Mashallah, they say first impressions are lasting impressions, and the way you responded to the salam, it's going to last because many countries I go to, when the Salam is offered at the beginning of the talk, everyone is
just mumbling. So that's why I sort of prepared the people for the Salam in hope that they'll respond to Mashallah, you did very well. And I always say, you see, what's going to happen is afterwards, people are going to watch this lecture via these recordings that are taking place right now. Now if I make the salom the camera can't see you guys. Right? So the people will not see you. And if I make the solemn and nobody answers, what will happen? The people on YouTube will say the chef was in the Philippines talking to himself. So we can hamdulillah we've sorted that dilemma
by my dear brothers and sisters. Let's give this a try. Insha Allah
that's a thank you for responding to my Salah.
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Don't laugh answer the question.
Was it a question? So I said it correctly. Alhamdulillah
here's a question. Como esta? kayo
barakallahu. Pico barakallahu li comm This is my first trip here to the Philippines and no doubt. For me. It's always emotional when it's a first because you see it as a first chance to raise the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the land, to raise the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala in a land and indeed I am humbled by the opportunity we're lucky I am and grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for this gift, first and foremost, and then I extend a heartfelt gratitude to connect Institute for the kind invite from the outset, ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept from me the standing I mean, and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept the efforts of connected Institute and all the other our
efforts in this wonderful land. I mean, I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept from each and every one of you here in attendance today. I mean, may Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah make us a people that hear a good word and follows it. Say I mean, I mean, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us a group of people that have not come here today, except for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala alone. I mean, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us a group of people that are forgiven upon our departure. I mean, europen Allah mean, I know this morning, this typhoon that is heading towards the Philippines or as has made its way here was upgraded to a super typhoon and Masha Allah
you guys are super super because even though
This typhoon was super and tough. You guys proved to be tough on Masha Allah and you came out of your homes and made it here Allah Al Hamd insha Allah for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala My dear brothers and sisters in Islam opening the talks for today's conference.
I have been given a title, a title, that is a Quranic title and Alhamdulillah all the other speakers that will speak here today have been given Quranic titles as well The title of my topic is land law come to fly on land law come to flown and I'm sure you've seen the theme of this conference titled perhaps, right? And everyone is using the word perhaps in fact, I never noticed the word perhaps being used so much before I came to the Philippines. I'm sure you heard even today on stage, Mashallah.
The emcee was saying perhaps perhaps perhaps it might be a Filipino thing I don't know. But nonetheless, we see it in the Quran, perhaps you may be successful. Now, this is a very clever title, Mashallah, and a very important title. And the reason why it's important My dear brothers and sisters first and foremost is because it's a Quranic title. It makes up top it makes up an idea in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, Allah tells us many things in the Quran. And then at the end, he says, Allah Allah come to floon so that perhaps you may be successful. But they all they also is another reason my dear brothers and sisters why this title is important and that reason is
because Allah subhanho wa Taala in at least 1111 is, he has said in his book, La La come to flee home at least 11 times. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, perhaps you may be successful. Allah subhanho wa Taala in Surah Al Baqarah Ayah number 189. Allah subhanho wa Taala says what Turku law Hello and welcome to flourish rune. Allah says and B people of taqwa be God conscious. And fear Allah subhanho wa Taala and inshallah you'll hear a little bit about taco later on today because one of the titles for today is LAN locum taco, perhaps you may be God conscious. So Allah subhanho wa Taala here in Surah, Al Baqarah, in this ayah number 189 He says, Be God conscious of Allah so that perhaps you
may be successful in Surah Al Imran Ayah number 130 Allah subhanho wa Taala says, letter akula Riba.
Allah says yeah, you have Latina m n O, O you who believe do not eat usually or Riba do not consume Riba do not busy yourself with interest transactions doubled and multiplied, Fear Allah that perhaps you may be successful in Surah Al Imran again, I am number 200. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, you
know, spirou wasabi
Allah, Allah Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh you who believe be people have patience. Right? Be people have patience, and who are steadfast upon patience. And Allah says, Be God conscious of Allah so that perhaps you may be successful in Surah Allah Ada number 35 Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, a levena
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de ser de la, la come to flee when Allah says oh you who believe be dutiful to Allah subhanho wa Taala and fear him and seek the means of approach to him and strive hard in the cause of Allah subhanho wa Taala so that you may be successful in Surah Allah Ayah number 90, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, you have
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This refers to the practice of the Arabs before, whereby they would use arrows to seek luck, or to make a decision and said, well, Islam, right before there was a lot of superstition before Islam. So they would if they plan to travel, for example, they would come out of the home, if they saw a pigeon, they would throw a stone at it, if it flew, right, they would make a decision and say, let's travel, it will flew left, they say no, today is not a good day for traveling. Or they would use arrows and depending on the direction of these arrows and how the arrows flew, and Val, they would make their decisions. Allah subhanho wa Taala said this is disallowed. So Allah says in this ayah
indeed all types of intoxicants and gambling and all this seeking
all these means of making decisions which are an Islamic Allah subhanho wa Taala says that they are a foof and they from the evil of shavon Allah subhanho wa Taala then says so avoid this filth and evil of shavon why Lana? Come to flee Hoon? Perhaps you may be successful in Surah almyrida I am number 100 Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oli esto will hobby to
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to flee when Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh Mohamed, not equal are the El hubby and the apai meaning that which is filthy and impure cannot be equal to that which is pure, right, that which is impure, cannot be equal to that which is pure, cannot be the same as that which is pure. Allah says, Be God conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala so that perhaps you may be successful. In surah aarav ayah number 69. Allah says, Guru Allah, Oh, hello, welcome to flee ruin. Allah mentions a profit from his profits, telling his people remember the graces of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon you remember the gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon you remember the favors of Allah subhanho wa
Taala upon you why Allah come to flee Hoon so that perhaps you may be successful. I want you to follow with me my dear brothers and sisters, we traveling through the Quran from Surah Al Baqarah. Now we've reached surah Allah, Allah time and time again you're saying Lala come to flee Hoon so that perhaps you may be successful in Serato and fan? I am number 45 Allah subhanho wa Taala says yeah, you
know, either a tomb fi at first boo boo to as guru ah ha Cathy euro learn to flee.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh you who believe when you meet the enemy, when you meet the army that has come to destroy you. Take a firm stands against them. And remember the name of Allah abundantly, why law law comes to floon so that perhaps you may be successful. In Surah Al Hajj we moving on? Allah Subhana who Allah in Ayah number 77 He says, Yeah, a loving man who cares Carolina was Judo abou rubber comb or final hoysala
Oh you who believe bow down and prostrate yourselves and worship your Lord. Why? Lala come to flee Hoon so that perhaps you may be successful. In surah a new Ayah number 31 Allah subhanho wa Taala says, or to boo a llama he Jamie and
minimoon Allah Allah come to flip through and and all of you, all you believe us, beg Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive you return to Allah and seek forgiveness. So that you may be successful or perhaps you may be successful in Surah through Juma is number 10. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, was guru ah ha Kathy.
Welcome to flee hone. Allah says and remember Allah subhanho wa Taala abundantly so that perhaps you may be successful I I can't think of a better way to drive the message home while I listen to my speech, when you can hear the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala at least 11 places in his
Book, from the beginning of the Quran, to the end of the Quran, a Muslim who reads it, Allah subhanho wa Taala. Time and time again, reminds us to do certain acts of worship, so that perhaps we may be successful. And you know what's interesting, my dear brothers and sisters, and oh servants of Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala didn't say it once. He didn't say it twice. He could have said it three times. We know three is a special number in our Sharia, right Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam love to do things three times, three times is a lot. Allah could have told us three times and commanded us towards certain actions, and taught us the reason of being successful three times,
Allah chose 11 times Why?
You know why my dear brothers and sisters, because it's important that we are from the successful and you and I as human beings, whenever something is important.
It means a lot to us that we repeat ourselves. Not so how many of us are parents in the audience? Put up your hand if you're a parent, don't do the half thing. Put it up so I can see. Mashallah, many of you are parents, for those who are not parents, may Allah make your parents sued? I mean, and for those who cannot be parents, because they're not married, may Allah grant you pious spouses soon. I mean, and for those who are not old enough to get married, may Allah grant you Baraka in your life.
I mean, so, as parents, what do we do? My dear brothers and sisters when our children come home from school with homework? Do we not say? Did you do your homework? says yes, I did my homework. Are you sure? Yes. A few minutes later. Are you sure you did your homework? I didn't see you doing your homework. Yes, I did my homework. Okay. Did you do your homework properly? Yes, I did my homework. Now what are we doing? We repeat, it's important, isn't it? Right. Like, for example, prayer, we tell our child did you pray your Salah? Yes. When did you pray? Are you sure you prayed? Did you pray your sweater? It's important. We repeat ourselves. Right? Even at work, important instructions,
we find the follow ups all the time. Right? Whether while I'm sure you are following up with the Connect Institute team here, right? To make sure that it's happened. This is a very, very important matter. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, in that sense, and Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah knows best. She the Quran speaks to us. Right? And Allah subhanho wa Taala knows us better than we know ourselves. Right? And we are a creation that are quick to forget. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, because it's an important matter. We see Allah subhanho wa Taala reminding us time and time again. You know, take the example of taco taco, and you hear the talk later on today. Allah commands us time and time
again towards taco SubhanAllah. Right? Because taco is hard. And it's very important. Right? How many times has Allah commanded us to fast the month of Ramadan in the Quran? How many times you can count it on your fingers? How many times has Allah mentioned Ramadan in the Quran, which is a pillar from the Pillars of Islam? You can count them on one hand Subhana Allah, but Taka, uncountable. Why? Because fasting is easy. But taco is hot and important. Right? It doesn't mean if you fast up from the people of taqwa. Right? So the same thing here. Right? We have to be successful and allies repeating it to us because it's important. It's important, right? So this is another reason why this
talk is important. And another reason that explains in one way or another, Allah subhanho wa Taala repeating to us time and time again, be successful, be successful, be successful. Now, you know what, my dear brothers and sisters, if we look in the Quran, and these ayat that have recited Allah subhanho wa Taala. And and I want to just further this discussion, because we've said, how important being successful is, if you look in the Quran, Allah doesn't command us to just success, which in the Arabic language we call Ninja, or Ninja, right? Which is success. Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us to all of success, absolute success, which is
which is further right now. flesh in the Arabic language is made up from the letters de la
lucha and I really love the fact that you guys are writing down things this is important because you came here to learn, right? So this is a very important step and another good impression Mashallah. You all have made it for me Mashallah. The fact that you're writing so far
is the makeup or are the letters that make up the term
fella and in the Arabic language words that come from
these letters, they refer to
cutting into something, or cracking something open or finding way into something or opening something up. Right? This is what it refers to follow.
So why has Allah used the term Falah, which we have loosely translated as successful?
Let's think about it. And just to help you answer this question, in the Arabic language, a farmer, a farmer is described with a word that is made up from falahat as well.
This is the name of a farmer. Why is the farmer given this name as well, because the farmer is cracking open the land under the hot sun, with his pick, from beginning of the day till the end of the day, he's opening the land so he can plant his seeds, awaiting the rainfall, so that he can experience a mighty harvest for that harvest to come that Jenna in this dunya right, of course, when there's abundant rainfall, and abundant harvest, we feel at ease and we feel peaceful. Right? And as our scholars say, Rahmatullahi Allah him They say the two most important things to mankind are food and security. Two things food and security. If you can fill your belly and you can leave your home
in peace for that day. You are a person in a lot of goodness, you are a person who doesn't have high blood pressure, may Allah protect us from high blood pressure. I mean, just yesterday they were Mashallah, when I got here. The brothers from Connect Institute, they put a high blood pressure machine on me. They were checking my pressure. I don't know maybe they thought the traffic would have adverse consequences on me after arrival, I don't know. But have a person who has food and security this person's at peace. And just for your information, the scholars have derived these two elements from another surah in the Quran, Lila koresh, because Allah says a lady of Dharma who mean
you're a man or woman who Allah commands us to worship the Lord of the Kava was Allah subhanho wa Taala, the one who protected the courage from poverty and hunger and protected them from fear of insecurity, or a man or woman health. And that's a footnote to Allah Callahan. But the farmer coming back to our discussion is known as the farmer because he has to toil
and the fruits of his toil are mighty. Right? So Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us towards alfalah teaching us what my dear brothers and sisters
that getting into gender is it is it easy like coming to the Philippines?
Or does it need work?
What do you think? Are you guys there? Knock Knock knock. I didn't learn that in Tagalog what is how do you say that in Tagalog?
Is it easy to get to general is effort required? effort is required. If going to gender was as easy as coming to the Philippines then Alhamdulillah. We will be in gender. We are lawmakers from the people of gender. I mean, so my dear brothers and sisters ally is reminding us time and time again. Why? Because being successful or grabbing on to absolute success needs hard work needs hard work. Now what is the meaning of this fella when Allah says perhaps you may be successful, somebody might ask Okay, so what is success? what is success? In the Quran, we see Allah subhanho wa Taala describe success. We see the scholars, the scholars sometimes described success using a description of Jenna,
which they call absolute success or failure. Or sometimes they describe it using the name of gender itself, which is gender, this is the reality. Right? And through these explanations that I've shared, we must imagine gender as this precious pearl that we need to crack into.
and to crack into this, you need to tell your land, from one end to the other, under the hot sun with your pick, meaning you need to live in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala and be upon the do's and stay away from the don'ts and that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has commanded you to stay away from now so Hana live we ponder over this will realize that you know what? remaining upon the dues is hard work. And staying away from sin is hard work as well. And this is why I'm amazed by people they give up they say you know the son is getting the better of me It's too hard for me to leave it and they giving up I say Why are you acting as if leaving it was easy in the first place.
Why leaving it entails gender
Agenda entails hard work. So halala Does this make sense? My dear brothers and sisters, right? If you want to bring a good act into your life against you see people giving up, they give up. They say I'm trying one week, 10 days, 15 days I'm trying to do this act. I'm trying to become regular with the Quran. It's not happening. I'm giving up. Why are you giving a brother? Why are you giving up sister who said bringing this habit into your life was easy? No, it wasn't easy. It needs work. It needs application shavon is going to come visit you. Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to test you. Right? You have to go through the teething period. To get to gender. We have to go through a
teething period which is life on this dunya and this life entails effort, mandates effort, and as Allah subhanho wa Taala says in his book, in the caca de Haan Arabic adhan formula ki Allah likens us to that farmer, Allah likens our journey to Allah, to the farmer who's telling his land, it's not easy, but you have to toil until you get to Allah subhanho wa Taala because this is the dunya it's not Jenna, which has everlasting happiness. No, is it Joy jahannam which has everlasting Doom Forgive me when I tend, when I say gentlemen, look here, and then say Johanna manoukian, nobody must think that I'm busy sending these people to Jenna, and sending these people to jam them. No, no,
don't be mistaken. Don't be mistaken. Brothers and sisters, this
is just a reflex it just happened by itself. But you get my point. We live in the dunya. The dunya has days which are for us. And it had it has days which are against us. It has days that are high, and days which are low. Sometimes we need to wake up and produce 90% effort to remain upon the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala sometimes we wake up, only 10% effort is required Alhamdulillah like in Ramadan. in Ramadan, everyone's reading Quran. Everybody's looking after the sooner neuroactive everyone is grabbing on to the means of success. And it's so easy. But after Ramadan it gets difficult. This is the norm of the dunya. Right. Now, my dear brothers and sisters,
if we look at the ayah that I recited, you will see that in many places, Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says be people of taqwa. So perhaps you may be successful. Not just any success, but absolute success, because Jenna is success in every angle of the term. And the concept is not like what you and I call success in the dunya, which is very relative, right? It's relative in the dunya. Someone can be a successful doctor, but an unsuccessful father. correct or incorrect? Correct. Somebody can be a successful student, but an unsuccessful sportsman. correct or incorrect, right? So it's very relative. But with gender, it's successful in every angle, every dimension, you can think about it,
it's all it's it's win. It's a win win situation. It's all of success. And this is what Allah calls us. To get that gender, my dear brothers and sisters, we have to persevere. We have to go to a place that only the brave people go. As I said, If getting to gender was easy as coming to the Philippines or knocking the door of a house and it opens. We'd all been in gender. No. It needs excellence. It needs effort. It needs perseverance. It needs you to do that which the other people aren't doing. Yes. And that's why Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said for to ballyhoura glad tidings to who? The strange people. Why do they get the glad tidings of general prophet of Allah sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam, and we must say sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when we hear the word Muhammad or any description of him sallallahu alayhi wasallam Why has he given them glad tidings the strange people because they are doing strange things. They are doing things that the masses aren't doing. When the masses are eating, they are fasting. And by the way, we in the month of Muharram, right? One of the special months for fasting Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was extremely diligent and in terms of fasting in the month of Mahara, right. And we have the date of Ashura, which is coming whoever fasts that day, the 10th of Muharram, Allah will forgive one year of his or her sins, right?
these people fast when everybody else eats. These people are awake, worshipping Allah at night when everyone else sleeps. They are the strange ones. They are people who have amazing speech and amazing character when everybody else is vulgar in their speech or their character. They are the strange ones. This is the strange I'm talking about by the way. Don't mistake me for any other strange, please. Right? We're talking about halaal strange, right? So
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gives good tidings to those who are persevering. persevering. Right. And every III recited to you today, you would have seen in it, Allah commanding us towards something or warning us against something. Allah commands us to remember him frequently, so that perhaps we may be successful. Allah commands us to stay away from her arm, so that perhaps we may be successful. Allah commands us towards God consciousness, so that perhaps you may be successful and and really these are the three matters. Well, we can say the third matter is seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because as you heard, Allah says, and all you believe is seek forgiveness
from Allah so that perhaps you may be successful. And when I looked at these ayat, I realized that the recipe or formula for success is three things. Number one,
follow the commands of Allah. Number two,
or number two, stay away from his prohibitions. subhanho wa Taala. And number three, never ever lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala three things My dear brothers and sisters, three things, never ever lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala because staying upon the do's is hard. And staying away from the don'ts is hard. If you slip, never lose hope in Allah. Turn back to Allah seek forgiveness from Allah so that perhaps you may be successful. These are the three formulas of success My dear brothers and sisters. How long do I have left for this talk?
who's counting the minutes because I have lost track?
Anybody can help. How long?
How long? Five minutes? No ways.
I thought I was supposed to speak for 15 minutes. How long have I been speaking for
Masha Allah Baraka in the Philippines. Or is it lack of lack of Baraka Baraka 45 minutes just went like this. Allahu Akbar insha Allah Wa, let's bring Baraka into it, and make my five minutes last about 15.
By My dear brothers and sisters, the formula of success is is how many three things What are they number one?
Non altogether altogether, number one,
follow the commands of Allah number two,
stay away from that which he has warned us against number three.
All right, number three is very important. Let's say together 123.
Never lose hope in the mercy of Allah, I want you to hang on to these three things. And before I end my talk, I want to share with you three other important matters that you must carry with you through out
these other three matters we've discussed.
And these three things I call the three eyes of success, the three eyes of success. Let's go through them very quickly. The first eye of success is the eye of a class or being sincere.
You need to have this eye during every second of your waking day, and every second of your sleeping night.
And this I entails you living your life in such a way that you make your life a work.
You make your life and endowment. You make your life solely for the sake of Allah, that you're sleeping is for his sake, you're speaking is for his sake, you're waking is for his sake. You're dressing is for his sake you're eating is for his sake. Your study is for his sake. Everything about your life is for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is very important, my dear brothers and sisters. And this mandate comes from La ilaha illAllah. That there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah. Right? And we've just learned that to be from the successful we have to make our entire life the worship of Allah. If our entire life is the worship of Allah,
then our entire life can only be for the sake of Allah because La ilaha illa Allah means we don't worship anyone but Allah. We never do something for fame. We never do something for position in this world. Even our study at university should not be for the certificate, or the degree or the honor that comes because of the degree it should be for who? Allah subhanho wa Taala the purpose must be Allah. The result will be the degree that's fine. The way to worship Allah will be our study in our degree that's fine.
But the purpose should be Who? Allah. That's La ilaha illa Allah. Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters, right? understand this, make your life solely for Allah sake. And I do know that we have direct acts of worship, and we have indirect acts of worship. Right? Salah is a direct act of worship we know that has to be for Allah.
But I am saying, make the indirect matters of your life solely for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah Allah
the winds are very strong outside Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. I mean, I mean, my dear brothers and sisters, when I say make your indirect
practices of your life solely for the sake of Allah, I am saying make you're going to the gym for the sake of Allah. Yes, you know, the meal you cook for your family at home, make it for the sake of Allah, you know, the cake you put in the oven, make it for the sake of Allah. That way, you will never lose. And that way you can live for today and tomorrow at the same time. And this is the power a Muslim has only
and then Muslim doesn't have this the ability to live for today and tomorrow at the same time, only a Muslim has this. The ability to live for today and build your agenda at the same time. Only a Muslim can have this My dear brothers and sisters, right? Only a Muslim. The problem with us My dear brothers and sisters is shavon has made us go to the gym, like everyone else goes to the gym has made us study our degree like everybody else studies their degree, they studying for the certificate, I'm studying for the certificate, they studying for the job, I'm studying for the job. That's what it is. And we are doing ourselves a disservice. We need to be those people. That when we
live in this dunya our agenda feels as our paradise feels as even though we're not there. But it feels us every time we speak it moves. Every time we move, it moves. Every time we breathe, it moves. Why? Because it gets more beautiful and more beautiful and more beautiful every time we worship Allah and we have made our every breath the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Does that make sense? My dear brothers and sisters, you know, think of the little pebble you throw into the pond. Right? You might have thrown it to this part of the pond. But how does the other part of the pond know that a pebble was thrown? How?
Because of the ripples when you threw that pebble as the ripples were formed, and they expanded and expanded until they got to the other end. When they got to the other end. The water at the other end of the pond knew that you know what? A stone was thrown into me. Allahu Akbar. hamdulillah right. This is the way we should be connected to our agenda. There our agenda feels as before we get there. Somebody might be saying what's wrong with Chuck Sajani? What's he talking about? When I when I go to the gym? I can boo genda and running on the treadmill. I can do genda Yes, that's what I'm saying. Yeah, me putting a cake in the oven. My agenda can get more beautiful. Yes, it can get more
beautiful. If you made it for the sake of Allah. You know, sometimes they use they say chef, going to the gym is hard. How can we make it easy? I said let me tell you how. When you on the treadmill
intend Allah subhanho wa Taala don't say I'm running to lose weight,
have a more substantial intention? That he Allah, I'm running to keep fit, because the stronger Muslim is more beloved to you than a weaker one. Now you've made it for Allah. every calorie that goes up on the treadmill is one three in gender. Imagine that 1234 being trees in general, who's who wants to get off the treadmill now. Right? Now we're gonna have to be pulling people off the treadmill because now now you see purpose. Otherwise, you know the one thing that doesn't go very fast is the calorie count on the treadmill. Some people say Shall I eat a chocolate it takes me one minute. But to burn the calories of the chocolate half an hour is not enough. I say here to make it
fun. intend Allah, you know when you cook for your family intend to Allah even.
Even if that cake is burnt?
You haven't lost? Don't worry. You don't need to see me as long as you can hear me It's okay.
Whatever Allah does, he does good. Right? And we know there's a typhoon outside Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all i mean.
So even if that cake gets burned, you want because your agenda has become more beautiful.
Some people the food gets spoiled what happens? They get upset. I've been here cooking for an hour, half an hour 45 minutes now I have to start again. We say Don't worry my dear brother or my dear sister obviously if the brothers are cooking I don't know. But if they are we say Don't worry, dear brother. Don't worry, dear sister. Do not worry at all. Because your agenda is more beautiful already. Even though the food didn't come out, right? You missed the boat of salt. It got burned you overcooked it. Your agenda is beautiful, you haven't lost start again and intend Allah Allah wants to grow you and build you another palace, engender Allahu Akbar. If you thought that by me redoing
this, I'm going to get another palace. Will you complain? Or will you smile? You will smile. So remember this, my dear brothers and sisters, the first eye and that is the eye of success.
The eye of glass is the first day of success. The second I have my dear brothers and sisters very quickly that I want you to take with you is the I have a son and excellence. Why is it the second I have success? Because if you are living for Allah and doing for Allah, then you can't give Allah subhanho wa Taala anything but excellence because Allah does not deserve anything except that the what?
The what? The best, the best. You know, if you're doing something for your parents, are you buying a gift for somebody you love, you make sure that that gift is the best gift you can find. Why because this person is special to me. If Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah is the one who you intend behind that which you do, the quality of it has to be excellent. Your motto should be excellence is the minimum requirements.
You must understand this, my dear brothers and sisters, and this is a sad, right? And Allah has written excellence in everything. And Allah has told us in his book was sin and be excellent commerce and Allah who alake as Allah subhanho wa Taala has been excellent to you. And indeed Allah has, Allah has been excellent to us. And he has made us from the Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we asked him to make us die as Muslims. So we get into the greatest gender, I mean, yarrabah Allah mean, so this is the second I, the I have a son. The second I have success.
The third eye, my dear brothers and sisters, is the eye of st karma. This is the third eye of success. The I have is the karma. What does is the karma mean? To be steadfast. If you want to be from the successful, you have to be steadfast, you have to be steadfast. You have to persevere. You have to be steadfast. It cannot be that today I look for Allah tomorrow for something else. Today in my study is for Allah tomorrow for something else. today. I intend to Allah, tomorrow, I intend something else. You will have to persevere and be persistent, in only intending Allah. And you have to be persistent in being excellent. It can't be that today. I'm excellent. Tomorrow, a mediocre.
Today my Salah is very good. Tomorrow, it's it's mediocre. The next day is very poor, May Allah forgive us, you will have to persevere. You have to persevere. And when you persevere or when I say you must persevere. This also includes seeking forgiveness from Allah. Why? Because you know you week, you know that Salah is going to have a thought which you shouldn't have had, you know, that you're going to have an off day. Right? But because you love Allah so much, and you intend Allah so much you tend to align, you ask for forgiveness. Because you know that no matter how much I try, I am always weak. Right? And seeking forgiveness is from being steadfast. And that is why Ibrahim
alayhis salam, Allah gave one man a command that no other man on the face of this earth will ever receive,
to build one thing
and this thing can never be built again.
And for this thing to be built in one place.
And no other place can have this thing which is this thing. The cabin, the house of Allah, Ibrahim alayhi salam. Does he have competition now? So like us, we have competition. People are paying zakat. People are going for Hajj people are fasting. People are praying,
no competition, a specific command to a specific man to do a specific thing in a specific place. And he builds the car with his son.
What does he do afterwards? Does he say Let's have a party?
He says I've been at Taco Bell when they say him and his son, Robin at Taco Bell Minh in Dhaka and Samuel, that Oh our Lord, except from us, meaning forgive us and accept from us. Because you deserve excellence. And we've tried our best to Allah accept from us. Indeed, you are the old hearing and the old manager. So Pamela, the famous Hadith of the Allahu anhu in Ramadan, we know she asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
If I witness later to the garden, what should I ask Allah for? What did he tell her? She's been fasting the whole month. She's been praying the whole month. She's been giving charity the whole month. And we know she was one of the best who gave charity. I should have the Allahu Ana. She was excellent in charity. She would give as much as she could, you know once Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he slotted to Ram's white and black in color with horns cappuccini amila Haney ochrony as we find in the center, and then he took a shot of the Allahu Allah. I'm going out, distribute the meat, distribute the meat. And then he came back after some time.
When he came back after some time, he told the eyeshadow the Allahu Allah. Ayesha. What remains what remains. She was so excited. She says you're awesome Allah. Nothing remains except the shoulder. Nothing remains except the shoulder. Meaning she's excited to say in the short time you've given me I've given everything away. I've only kept the shoulder because I want to cook it for us to eat. This is what she's saying. Nothing remains except the shoulder. So he tells her Oh Ayesha, don't say nothing remains except the shoulder.
Say everything remains except the shoulder. Everything remains except the shoulder. Because what you gave for the sake of Allah will remain and what we eat that will disappear. Allahu Akbar, look what a wonderful teacher Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was, but coming to the point he was, she was excellent in charity. And she's doing all these acts of worship. And then she says, Oh prophet of Allah gives me something, something to do special. You my husband, give me a unique act of worship to do on the day on the night of power. He says or I shall say Allahumma inika foon to him Bulava. In the careful when Allah
Allahu Akbar, say Oh Allah indeed you love to face our sins. So you face and forgive our sins. Subhan Allah, he said, he tells us you've done all this. Now go ask Allah for forgiveness. Why? Because seeking forgiveness is from being excellent. My dear brothers and sisters, these are the three formulas for success. And these are the three eyes of success that you should attach to the three formulas we shared. The last thing I'm going to say before I finish is my dear brothers and sisters in the Philippines.
I love you all for the sake of Allah.
And ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to love you.
And from my heart, I want to tell you never ever lose hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala never lose hope in Allah.
No matter how old you are,
irrespective of how bad your past has been,
irrespective of how bad your year has been,
irrespective of the size of the sin that you've done.
My message to you is, don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah.
Were to be in Allah.
Jimmy and a moon lander come to flee
and return to Allah and seek forgiveness from Allah and repent to Allah and don't lose hope in Allah Oh servants of Allah.
So that perhaps you may be from the success. Don't lose hope. For it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who said in a hadith kotse. You have been Adam in the owner belay Lee when the HA
Luba Jamie and festa Rooney Avila that Oh, son of Adam,
which includes the daughters of Adam as well. Indeed you sin in the day and you sinned at night. And it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who forgives all sins, so seek forgiveness from Allah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says, Allah, Allah.
Allah doesn't say, I'll forgive you. Allah says consider yourself forgiving. There's a difference radio brothers and sisters. Allah is telling us seek forgiveness and don't die.
Don't say maybe Allah has forgiven me. Maybe he hasn't. I don't know. Allah is saying seek forgiveness and get up from the place that you asked Allah to forgive you believing that you are forgiven. And your situation is as it was before you did this Subhan Allah, this is what Allah says. Allah says Yana Adam, Oh son of Adam, lo Bella Casa de Luca and any summer semester fratelli refer to her Lackawanna that Oh son of Adam, if you send and send and send that your sins were so many, and food up the atmosphere that you live in, imagine filling up the skies. That's how many sins you have. Allah says, through Mr. catelli, then you sought forgiveness from me luck refer to her luck, I
will forgive your sins for you. While I owe badly and it won't even matter. It was easy for Allah to forgive your sins. It's nothing. It's nothing. Allah says, Ask me for forgiveness. And I'll forgive it forgive forgive your sins for you while
it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who says
never bear a baddie, en ne nl ha fu Rahim. It is Allah who says in for my slaves that Allah He is the most forgiving the Most Merciful. My dear brothers and sisters, I'm going to end with an ayah in Surah. Zuma this ayah the scholar says the eye of hope. Whenever you feeling down whenever you feel success is something beyond you. Jenna, is something beyond you feel it's impossible. There's an ayah in Sora Zuma. The scholars have said it's the IR of hope. This is the higher you go to. When shavon makes you sad. in it. Allah says kolia Reba de la Vina sorrowful la foresee him letter Punahou Mira Mattila
in La Jolla, fieros Zulu badger me.
In Who? Who Allah regime. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, O Muhammad, in for my servants, all those who have oppressed themselves, they have done a lot of sin. The Angel of Death could be knocking them and they entire life before it was sin.
They feel as if
they have lost all hope. Tell them let tokonoma Rahmatullah Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah. In Allahu Zulu by me and Indeed, Allah will forgive all your sins quicker than the blink of an eye. Allah will forgive them all. The Who, who will have Rahim indeed is the most forgiving the Most Merciful. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our sins, I mean, and May He grant us a death while he's pleased with us. And grant us a grave which is a garden from the gardens of Jenna. May Allah and angels from genda the day we die to collect our soul, and May Allah gather us underneath his throne on the day of Bama as he has gathered us here in Manila
today. I mean, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us our book of deeds in our right hands. And may Allah not only grant agenda, but grant agenda with Mohammed Ebony Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Grant has palaces next to his palaces, and grant us the opportunity to sit down with him. And tell him about one fine, humid, windy, rainy, scary afternoon.
In October, during the year 1437, the new history year or during the year 2015. Where we came together for the sake of Allah and revised matters, taught to us from the inheritance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he Allah grant is that I mean, I love you all for the sake of Allah, como la O'Hara and for you attentive ear and for your sitting and for being a wonderful student or for being wonderful students. Allah He sincerely touched I pray that Allah doesn't make my standing in front of you the last one have the Allahu Alem everything correct said is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and is perfect and any mistakes are from myself in Shabbat and I see colossal panda who Allah
is forgiveness until I stand before you later on today. Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh or sallallahu wasallam Avada ala nabina Muhammad