Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
In this simple and summarised lecture presented at the Melbourne Madeenah in Melbourne Australia, Sh. Sajid Umar discussed the power of dua in our lives and covers the following:
– The types of Dua in Islam
– Dua, the essence of worship
– Dua, the weapon of a believer
– Dua, the conversation with Allah
– Reasons why a Dua is powerful
– Nothing changes pre-destination besides dua- what does this mean.
– If everything is predetermined; do we have a choice in the actions we do?
– Some reasons that prevent our dua from reaching Allah Almighty
He humbly laserable alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah, He certainly he seldom at the Sleeman kathira elomi been a maverick publisher who said that he was simply somebody who looked at him with this idea of God, or praise belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala we praise Him we seek his assistance and guidance, and we seek refuge in Allah from the evil consequences of our actions and deeds, and praise and salutations be upon the final messenger Muhammad Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I bear witness that there's no one worthy of worship besides one Allah. Allah, Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His Messenger, my dearest brothers and sisters in Islam.
salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. May the peace and blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala be upon you all. It's always nice coming to Melbourne, my frequented this particular city for a few years. But during the last few years, something happened. I've been going to other cities in Australia so it's always nice to come back and
see the place and
obviously get in touch with some happy memories that I have of this place from my time with you all, and also meeting people that have a special place in my heart, brothers and sisters works in Syria hamdulillah for the cause of Allah subhanho wa Taala and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless them and bless you all, and bless my short time here and make us a people that inshallah are gathered together in the hereafter together as Allah subhanho wa Taala gathers us in the city. And in programs such as these, I mean, you're behind me. The topic, asked of me for this particular evening, is the topic of law and the power of the law. And do I is, in my view, a topic and
discussion that we don't speak about enough,
it's been described as the weapon of a believer, and it's been described as the essence of worship. And if we look at Islamic scholarship over the centuries of Islam, we see that it is filled with lessons pertaining to and the lessons from the virtues of the law, on to
the benefits of on to the etiquettes of the several etiquettes taught to us by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam pertaining to do our right and this alone should teach us that this is definitely an important aspect in our life, the fact that the messenger peace and blessings be upon him, I shared several lessons pertaining to why not just the action of law, but the wordings of it, and then on to the best timings for it and the best days for it. And then you know, different actions through which we can empower to act. This is all from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam pertaining to do this alone should make us understand that you know what this topic is
probably bigger than we sometimes
consider it to be.
And thus we have today's presentation, obviously, in today's presentation, it's a brief setting Alhamdulillah
also things related to the inheritance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala for but I share this introduction so that inshallah you can make note of it and put this request on to your Islamic centers in in the communities that you live in one of them being the mountain Medina, that you would like more lessons pertaining to it may be a day workshop, about Dr.
COVID Institute has an entire course about the morning and evening at the cup, which is an in effect a two hour course. So an entire two day course is put together, just related to the morning and evening. ethika. So if you can put a course about 16 to 17 hours worth of instruction just for the morning and evening. I've come then what about the topic of do I all together because really, even in this applications taught to us by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam there's lessons for us development lessons for us, in all our spheres. I mean, one of the lessons I recall teaching, when I taught the acotar course, related to the morning and evening I've come was the topic of
building confidence and ridding ourselves of the inferiority complex, that sometimes we feel as as human beings in our workplaces, and our different spheres of operation. This is something that many people would not associate with a
costs related to drag. Right? You wouldn't associate this that to how or why are we discussing this whole concept of inferiority complex or building confidence, and so on and so forth. In a course related to do app, the reality is in some of the applications of the messenger, our lessons pertaining to this, but a lot of the times our service in our application is verbal or superficial, in that we utter this application without internalizing the reality of of,
of what we asking, number one, and number two, who we asking it from. There's another course that alcocer has, which I have taught here in Australia known as the 99 Names of Allah. And in this particular course, a chunk of it is used to look at the different names of Allah used into it that we find in the Quran and Sunnah and why those specific names have been used. So for example, the term Rob is a common name in the duels found in the Quran. And the name of LA is a common name in the duels found in the Sunnah. And then in different spheres of the sooner we find different names being used in certain ways that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was known to recite at
certain times. So internalizing this particular name, and its association with this particular asking that we're doing in this gap, what does it mean? So in it, there's a plethora of lessons, total turbo, we lessons when I say turbo, I mean developmental lessons for our body, our mind, our soul, our self, right? All these entities, right? Not just spiritual, I'm talking about mental development, physical development, spiritual development, and so on and so forth. And along with it is also an ability to better learn who Allah is. Because when you understand the name used, in light of what is being asked, this brings a new dawn upon you, you start understanding how to handle I
just learned that I realize this, and I never thought of him in this way. So this develops your knowledge of who Allah is. And naturally as human beings, whenever we learn something new about somebody,
our love for them increases, right? This is actually what happens. It's, it's, it's a universal law. By Design, this is who we are, that we love people more, the more we learn something nice about them, the more especially if we learn what they do for us, when we learn that someone is doing this for me, and I didn't know naturally makes you love them more, right. And by default, so we say we love our parents the most, and the husband loves his wife, and a wife loves her husband accordingly. Because as the marriage develops, you start, you start witnessing and experiencing what this person does for me. Right, and vice versa. And automatically, this develops the love, and that's why I
always tell our youth, when they say chef, you know, I have to marry this girl, please make dua for me, her, this girl for this address this passport number, say Subhana, Allah and he, again, we need to learn the etiquette of drive, your car should drive with a specific, we have lessons in the center about drives, which are too specific as well. Right? Because one of the lessons in the Sunday about is that you shouldn't transgress in your door. One of the ways of transgressing in your drive is by by being what they call over the top Ott and safely being over the top in your prayer. So I say like Why should I make with this possible number and this home address? Is it no chef because
this is the girl after Mary and see why? Because I'm in love with it. How can you be in love with her?
How? What is she done for you?
Right? What if What do you know about her? Because if you're in love with her that means there's there's something substantial in play here because love on into human interaction develops, the more you learn, love is based upon knowledge of true love is based upon knowledge. So have you learned something that you didn't know about? Or has she done something that you didn't know for you as she benefited you in any way? Same thing I say to the sisters, that true love is based on knowledge. But if it's infatuation that's something else, right, that comes quick and goes quick because it's based on no foundation. Right? So in Islam, when I know you having a series of talks, I can see one
advertising before you say I do so I'm sure I'm pretty sure this will, he will benefit you in a great way. He is a prolific speaker and educator and has a wealth of experience in the human interaction on all sorts of levels as a counselor and as
an educational consultant and so on and so forth. He will benefit you in great ways. But one of the things I can share firsthand that we learn from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is this reality of love being based on knowledge. So coming back to the initial point, the more you learn about Allah, the more you're going to love him, because the more you learn what he does for you, and that is a substantial love, substantial love mandates action. So that love that you now have for Allah is going to breed in you a desire to act, and now you're going to want to worship Allah. You don't
need to be convinced. It's something innate, you have within you, you want to worship a man like how a husband wants to do something for his wife when he truly loves and vice versa or a mother wants to do something for her kids, whether the kids asked her or they don't, or a child wants to do something for his or her mother or father, whether they ask
for this or they don't ask for it something you feel it's an innate feeling and desire to serve. You have this desire to serve to do something that desires based on love. So the more you love Allah, the more you want to worship Him, the more you're going to want to ask from him subhanho wa Taala. And also the more quality that you will attain in your worship, because one of the ways of bringing this horseshoe and contentment in your worship is when you realize who you standing in front of and this Allah has done so much for me, he's guided me, he's given me what everything you know, everything that I have, is given me a chance to enter Paradise, he's done all this for me, the more
you're going to want to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. So coming back to the topic, that is the topic but coming more acutely in to the topic, the topic of law and the power of
when we look in the Quran, Allah subhana wa tada or one ayah that pops out with regards to and you'll never find the discussion about in any of, for my experience, the books that I have looked into, you'll never find any of our pious predecessors and great scholars of our past. Discuss via avoid of mentioning an iron sword, which is iron number 60. In sort of offer in which Allah Subhana Allah says, We're calling around bakudo, oni a statue bellicum in the lead in a stick Bureau, and I'm really bad at say the hula, Johanna, my deaf hearing. So in this particular area, there's lots of pages just written about this.
related to do the translation, or a simple translation of this particular idea is that Allah says, And your Lord has said, your Lord, so Allah uses his name up, right. And this is an indication why a lot of the glass that we have in the Quran, we cannot talk by using his name Rob will call on bukhoma Rooney, Allah has said in the form of a command, he's commanded you, with the only s that you can observe that observe the doula and I will be responsive. I'm purposely simply translating it like this, observe the doula and I will be responsive. And then Allah says indeed those who scorn my worship, meaning those who are arrogant with regards to the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala, and
they don't worship Allah knowing that he deserves to be worshipped or they don't worship Him alone, knowing that he is most deserving of being worshipped.
Subhana who Allah Allah says, indeed those who score Allah as worship, Allah will surely without doubt, humiliate them by entering them into the hellfire. So this is what Allah says here, in this particular is Rafa. Now there's a few points here that we should take in US building our appetite with regards to do I the first point is Muslims supplicate and non Muslims supplicate, right? But Allah is saying here in the those who scorn my worship, I will enter them into the Hellfire, right is what Allah says. And he says this after he commands us to observe.
That is the ayah Yes. So
that is the ayah Allah bless you. So, this definitely for those who ponder
and we should ponder over the Quran. Because the Quran was revealed so that we can ponder over it. This is the Forte of a believer, right 40 of a believer is to ponder, even though the Quran was not revealed, initially to believe as it was revealed for the disbelievers, right, so the Quran is for the disbelievers to ponder over and especially for the believers to ponder over Allah says keytab Han and Zelda who ilica mubaraka Leah debreu it Allah tells his prophet, a blessing book we've revealed to you Oh Mohammed, so they can ponder over it. Who is the the Quraysh his people who are yet to accept Islam? So Allah using this Quran this these words of Allah, as for everyone to ponder
over the disbelievers and especially the believers, right, so we need to ponder here. God Almighty saying uses the term to app with your with me, right? Observe that you are and I will be responsive. For those who scored my worship. They'll be in the Hellfire, alright. We know that those who score my worship refer to those who don't worship Allah as he supposed to be what
For those who absolve themselves from the worship of Allah, but we also know that those who absolve themselves from the worship of Allah, they pray to God Almighty, we see all human beings praying except selective group, right? people of other faiths pray, right people of Christianity of Judaism of other faiths, even those who worship idols, they pray, even the Quraysh used to pray, operations to pray to Allah, even though the associated partners with him, because Allah tells us in his book, well inside the home and Allah, Allah to Allah La coruna Allah, if you ask these disbelievers who created the heavens and the earth, they'll tell you Allah created. So worship Him, if you know he
created Why are you worshiping idols that can benefit you or harm? So this was that debate between the prophets and the people. So what is this I already saying? The scholars have done this deliberation, and they've deduced an important understanding of the term two out from this.
And they say, that we learn from this idea that drag carries two meanings in the Islamic context, in the Arabic language, there are carries different meanings. Because the Arabic language was an error was was it was a language spoken by the Arabs long before the Quran was revealed? So no doubt this term, was used by the Arabs, right? What did it mean? It has its linguistic meanings, from the meanings of throughout linguistically is to praise from the meanings of dry linguistically is to call from the
meanings of the law in the Arabic language is to ask from
the meanings of the Arabic language is to announce that we have some panic alarms in the Quran? Even the Quran uses dry in different places not referring to Vish the Sharia understanding of data is referencing the linguistic meaning. Right? So it's important that we also differentiate between the second everywhere we see dua or its attributes using the Quran that it's referencing you raising your hands and asking from Allah, it could mean something else. And that is why we have the exegesis of the Quran, or the explanation of the Quran that you need to read, to make sure you've understood the verse properly. Now, you can ponder over it. So this call is looked at this verse. And they
said, when we look at the people, we see Muslims, praying, praying, when I say pray, I mean, raise their hands in the us from God Almighty, we see non Muslims, they raise their hands, and they asked him God Almighty, why is God Almighty saying those who's gone by worship after he says, God, God Almighty has commanded you to observe this door? Right? Because everyone observes that.
So what's what's being said here? So this clemency we learn from here that in Islam, you are carries two meanings.
The first meaning of the law in Islam is the duality that we all know of, when you raise your hands. And you ask from God, woman,
right? When you raise your hands and you ask from Allah, whatever you want to provide your spouse,
material, well being financial standing, there's a difficulty that you're going through, you need help from God Almighty with, right, the morning as God evening as God, these the prayers of supplications of the mornings applications of the evening, all this falls under the term. However, there's something else that falls under the term, which we understand from looking at this verse. And that's something else is every act that is beloved to go to Mike is also called
every act being good to your parents.
giving charity that's to our
observing sila, that's giving Zakah all this is
all this is do I which means in the context of Islam, Islamic site, the Islamic sciences, and in the context of the Quran and the Sunnah first, from which the Islamic Sciences is built upon, do our carries the meaning of worship. So do our carries two meanings. Number one, the meaning of asking from God Almighty. And the conversation might I add, because many people think do i is only to ask, but do I is also to speak to God Almighty. When you talk to Allah, this is from the first is from Do you know how some people they say it's therapeutic when I speak, you know, like, sometimes you get you get some people, they tell you their problems, but they're not looking for a solution from you.
Right? They just want to, they're just telling you, they know the solution already, but it's therapeutic that they talked to you about right sometimes it happens in the home husband, wife, wife is telling the husband, a b c d husband is being husband, he says yeah, so this is the solution, a BS ABCD. She goes by I don't want to hear this.
solution from you. So, why are you telling me so I'm just telling you, because it's therapeutic, I'm getting off my chest, I just feel good telling speaking to someone about it. So some people are created this way, that's fine. So even with a lot, you can tell your problems to Allah. You can speak your mind to Allah. And where do we learn this from from Prophet zaccaria. Allah He Salah, Prophet Zakaria, messenger of God, he wanted a child and he was begging for a child for decades, not years, decades, decades. And now he's very old. And we know the people of that time they live very long. Right? So he's having a conversation with Allah. And he said, yada, yada, yada. Oh, my Lord,
me. My bones have become weak, and my hair has become white. But I'll never lose hope in my prayers. This is a conversation.
He's talking to Allah.
Yeah, a lot. I feel for the progeny after me.
History. This is a conversation he's having. He didn't say yet. Yeah, Allah gives me a chance. That came later. And that was another device, but he is having a conversation, like we have with each other that, you know, I woke up today. And you know, I just felt this pain here. And then you know, I did this and it's a conversation, right? He's having this conversation with Allah, Allah, you know, Allah knows your bones are weak, Allah knows how old you are more than you know, Allah knows your hands are white, right? Allah can see, Allah knows what you want before you ask him a lot already knows that he's having this conversation, it's therapeutic for him, we will create it by
Allah, and we will return to God, He created us to Him He will return. It's natural that throughout our life, there's a piece of us that will always be connected to God Almighty. And there's a sense of this therapeutic benefit, that you will get from speaking to God Almighty, that you will not get anywhere else. And this is from the power of two as well. So the first meaning of do is to ask from God Almighty and to speak to him. So meaning number one, and in the Arabic language, this is known as a mess, Allah,
Dora and Miss Ella, the concept of asking from God Almighty, and speaking to God Almighty, this is from the power of the law. That is about you, having the ability to ask from the one who created everything, who is the King of Kings was control of in control of everything in creation, that is power.
And number two, you can also bounce your feelings of him so to say, in the sense that you can have a conversation with Allah, maybe write that down, that dariah is not just about asking from Allah, it's all about having a conversation with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is the first meaning of the second meaning of his worship, like we said, everything that I do is
and the reason why we can develop this understanding is in the same verse when God Almighty commands us to observe the Dhamma he says those who scored my worship.
What time does God Almighty use worship.
And this is a dilemma. This is an implication of the text, which the scholars of Zulu folk write about in the books. There's a science in Islam known as jurisprudence, methodology, right.
And the Forte of the scholars of the science is to teach us how to understand review texts.
Right and through through a cute, complete research. They've developed these understandings. So they say, God, Almighty users are at the beginning of the verse, and the end of the verses is worship. So there's a relationship between worship and we've learned from this, that to God Almighty, our worship of him is that why is this important to understand? It's important for us to understand this, for when we look at the teaching of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he says, Do is the weapon of a believer, you now understand that the Prophet is not just saying when you raise your hands and ask him what lights your weapon, but he's saying, when you worship Allah
diligently, you look after the dues, you stay away from the don'ts and you raise your hands and ask them Allah, this is a weapon.
There is not a case where you disobey God Almighty by day and you raise your hands and ask him by night. Right? That now you have in your hands open.
With that said, even if you disobey God Almighty by day and ask him for it, we'll give you He will give you but we're talking about it being a weapon for you.
When it's when what when you ask them, God Almighty, everything that comes to you comes to me in the best way. Because sometimes you are given what you asked for from God Almighty, because you asked, but it might not be for your benefit.
Who can give me an example of somebody who does evil bye
date. And he asked from God Almighty, and God Almighty gives him what he asked for, but it's not for his benefit either.
Does anyone know
of someone in your day in your past? Hopefully not in your future, but I presume in your future as well. Shiva.
Shiva, nobody knows about Shiva the devil. Didn't the devil, ask Allah? kala, Robbie, I'm Winnie Li Oh, you didn't pray? He said, oh my lord, allow me to be alive till the last day. To me that
that was a prayer. He asked.
And in that asking, he's acknowledging that Allah is in total control with me. Because I need to ask him to help me stay alive until the last day. So he asked, What about Almighty Allah in the coming along? Very your prayer has been answered you will be from those who are remaining velocity. All right, him remaining her velocity in his best interest or worst interests, worst interests, because he's a means of misguidance. And the more people who are misguided the sin goes to him, which means he'll have the heaviest punishment in the hereafter.
Does that make sense? Right? So when it's doing a weapon for you, when you take care of the meanings of,
then it's a weapon because then what happens when you ask God Almighty God Almighty will give you but give you in a way that's best for you, and give you the ability to be patient and appreciate what God Almighty has given you. Sometimes you asked from God Almighty for ease in a difficulty, but you still in the difficulty.
But little Do you know God Almighty has given you why because you being in that difficulty, your character is improving. Your worship of God Almighty is improving, your paradise has grown leaps and bounds it would have never reached this level, had you lived a life longer than the life you're living, if you are on the same way that you are upon before the calamity.
So is God Almighty not giving you
and that is why from the names of God Almighty, from Allah is the name Allah COVID and Bassett.
And the scholars say that yes, there's two names here, but we count them as one name,
a capital budget, we don't count them as two names. Why? Because number one, we only know them to exist together.
And number two, if you separate them, the meaning is not beautiful. And all of God who might His names are beautiful.
Why are called with means the one who withholds and all bass it means the one who gives you
without and without measure.
Okay, if I separate the names, and I say Allah is the one who withholds what will come into your mind, something beautiful was something if he
right. But if I tell you, God Almighty is the one who has holes, and he is the one who gives without measure.
Now the meaning is beautiful. Why is the meaning beautiful? Because now you learn that this these two names, these two names together, they don't mean a lot is the withhold and the one who gives without measure? No, it means Allah is the one who gives without measure and even with when he withholds he's giving you
this is the meaning you now understand, when you have these names together. This is this is what it means. Now we have a new different new translation, right? That I'll call with Alabama zip is the one who gives you without measure and even when you perceive yourself not to be getting you actually being given.
But you will know when you meet God Almighty.
That's the reality of God Almighty. I mean, he doesn't. He's Honey, I love it. Absolutely rich and filled with resources. subhana wa, taala. Right, he doesn't, by giving you it doesn't deplete. Right? So
it's a deep topic, honestly, you shift from from one part of it to the other part, and you feel like okay, I need to talk about this for longer, but I need to go to the last part. Right? This is the reality of why this is why I'm saying it's not a topic discussed enough. Because I really and we see it amongst a number. How many times do we make
in a week, let alone a day?
How many times
maybe in a week on a Friday, why? Because we were taught Friday's the day, by when it rains, how many of us raise our hands, and it rains in this beautiful city quite regularly. For my experience being here, right? You get rainy season once a day out of all the other seasons that you receive, right. So how many of these Raise your hands
When you know that from the times of prayer is when rain falls from the sky, and this is the weapon of a believer, right? So you raise your hands. And then to develop our earlier understanding when we said that do i is the weapon of a believer, which means your servitude to God Almighty
is as well, which means that a believer when they understand what do I actually is, the worship of law more, and also the quality of their literal worship increases. Because you understand what Allah has done for you, you understand what do I actually is, right? And then you appreciate all the different reminders that God Almighty sends, and opportunities that God Almighty brings you.
Right, for the what regards to do.
And all this is beautiful, all this is beautiful. In fact, the Salah itself is worship of God Almighty, and because we know that the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him toward us, that when you are in frustration, you're the closest to your Creator. And that is the time to ask, right at the end of the prayer before you end it. That is a place of joy. Right? So when we go for Hajj, it's a whole combination of physical worship as well as asking, right, and he's got other acts of worship in terms of charity. So we can say your entire hedges because Hajj is about wearing the Arab why because of law said he loves it. So that's when it's about going around the Kaaba seven times. All
right, why? Because Allah said he loves that so that's then in that do are you making dua which is the other type of job because you're asking from God Almighty as you walk around his house? All right, then you go and run between the two mountains. What all why because God Almighty told us to its beloved him, so that is, and whilst you're doing that, too, are you making use of the other do I which is replicating Okay, then what? Then I'm going to cut my hair or shave my head, okay. Why? Because God already told me to Allah told me to its beloved to him. So that is, that is the so now you understand how do I use your weapon, and you can constantly be a person in 24 seven, when you
sleep, intending to be stronger in worship, because now it's a time of rest. And Allah has made the night a place of rest. And it's from the Sunnah of the messenger to sleep at night. So you did it as an act of worship you endure at night, once you sleep, because that is beloved to God Almighty.
And to bolster this understanding, think about it before you sleep, you make dua to Allah, when you wake up, you make dua to Allah. So you start that worship, which is to withdraw, and you will end that worship which is dry with another door. This is the reality if you eat because you intend to be strong and healthy, to help in your worship of God Almighty and to help with earnings and you can help other people. And because it's from the means of recognizing Allah's blessings, and the messenger of peace and blessings be upon him ate with all these lofty intentions, your meal becomes. And before that, there's the dryer before eating, and after that door is the door after eating, so
you constantly engaged into it.
This is the power of that it helps you find your law 24 724 seven, you're holding a weapon 24 seven in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is what it means when the Prophet says Dora is your weapon. And in another narration, which is even more apparent regarding the lessons I'm teaching right now at Dora, who led god that is the essence of worship, meaning throughout his actual worship, do I in fact, he's all of worship. This is what this heading is saying. The Prophet said, Do I have a bad that do? It? Is that a bad attitude? That is dry? Right? So I hope you've appreciated this.
This understanding my dearest brothers and sisters in Islam with regards to the the reality of the law in the life of a Muslim, it doesn't only entail you raising your hands and asking, but it also entails you having that conversation. And it also entails you doing everything that God Almighty has asked you to do and staying away from all that which Allah has asked you to stay away from now.
You know, moving along with the topic in terms of its power, the power of this do I then we all know why shall I see an educated crowd in front of me and a crowd that attends many Islamic lectures. You know, what do AI is about it's about you getting assistance in your life. But to handle law, there's another AI in the Quran which really emphasizes this reality for Allah says in his book in Surah to nemen in Ayah number 62 Allah says unmin uwg bullmore pero either their work shift, a suit, Allah says
Can he is the one who answers
do add the application of the distressed
and lifts the difficulty of him or her? Is he not more deserving of worship than the other gods would not do this for you? Right? So if we look at this verse, Allah is telling us He is teaching us that there's no better person or there's no
do are more powerful than the do I that stems from the heart of the desperate one.
This is the power of
Yes, if someone else makes for you this powerful, but there is no power with regards to do greater than the drive that you make from yourself Why? There is no one more desperate for your success than he
is no one. There's no one more desperate for your success than you.
This is a reality. There are people who desire success, they might be desperate for your success, but will they be more desperate for your success than you know they won't?
Because if you ask them, they say I'm desperate for your success, but I'm more desperate for my success. That's the reality right? Which means the best person to make dua for you is you and that is what entails a powerful supplication a lot of the times we see especially with our youth our young people right it's you know, they have an exam for example, please make dua for me. Grandmother please make dua grandfather please make dua mother please make dua Facebook everyone have an exam make dua Twitter guys I have, have you been alright? They have no in case you have exams, you also have exams, why are you posting right? But the whole world knows that you have an exam Mashallah and
the whole world is so big for you if you go to the brothers the brother Mashallah all these posts, did you make draft for you? Why should busy studying,
but busy revising? You just make draft for me. You know, my mother's more righteous my grandmother is more righteous Jeff so and so is more righteous. I asked him to McDowell for me, I'm too busy to say no, you're going against it. You're going against it. This door is powerful.
If you do it yourself, because you feel the most desperation.
Right? You feel the most desperation. So Allah says that, I mean, who is the one who answers the call of the desperate one and lifts the difficult Illa mama? Is there any other God besides Allah? Right? So this is another verse that really teaches us how powerful do is and how powerful the duality of the desperate one is. In fact, brothers and sisters in Islam, this is so powerful that Allah tells us in the Quran, that this dua and supplication is the reason why those who are enemies to Allah still exist.
still exists. Because some you know, you'd say, hold on a second here, we worship God Almighty veteran worship God Almighty, but how come they still breathing God Almighty is a and eating his food and drinking his drink, enjoying all these amenities that belong to God Almighty. And Allah subhanho to Allah says in his book, that this is so because of the dua that they make, because of the drought that they make, to Hana Allah. Right? Because Allah subhanho wa Taala says in his book called Maria but will be Kumar be Lola
call my Adobe Kumara biloela.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, say to the disbelievers, oh Mohammed, the people who are fighting you, the people who are usurping your property and beating the Muslims who have believed in you, the few the minority, tell them tell these people that my lord only pays attention to you, in that you eat and you drink and you have a peaceful sleep at night and so on and so forth. Why? Because of your supplication to him.
Because even this application, we said that is pretty reciprocal. They do they do ask from Allah, they associate partners with him but they do ask this is the power of that that little asking, even though it's little and even though it's done with a lot of wrong around it. around it is benefited the US the person who's asked
this I mean, what I don't know what else to say that can make you understand how powerful this door is.
Right? That Allah is telling us here say to them, oh, Mohammed, that despite all what you do, the oppression that you cause and so on and so forth. You still exist. Why do you exist? It's because of this little doodad that you make. You have financial standing your material well being you wake up without cancer without disease, no law protect us all. I mean, why? Because of this little doodad that you make
So handle. So what about the belief?
And I hope, I mean, I have an objective from today's lecture. And that objective is that you increase in your asking from Allah,
you increase, you actually audit yourself that we end today, you go back home and say, okay, and this is what we should be doing, by the way, right? Because Islamic lectures are not entertainment. So the entertainment industry, a lot protected from becoming an industry, right? Anything that becomes an industry is destined for failure. Right? Because it loses that sincerity. Right.
And I'm sure growing up in the West, you understand this better than anyone else growing up in any other continent, right about when when, when medicine becomes industrial, when,
when I'm in the practice of medicine, and then the actual medicine as well becomes industrial, when it all becomes about ulterior games and motives. It loses its sincerity, Islamic lectures, and seminaries should not be become an industry. This is not an entertainment industry, which means when you go home, now that guidance has come to you in some way or form, the next step is to bring the guidance into action. Because everything is a means to an end in our life, everything
we eat as a means to our end, we sleep as a means to an end, we study as a means to an end, we live as a means to an end, everything is a means to an end, nothing is an end, in and of itself, this whole life's coming to an end, which means everything we do is a means to some other end, right? You get married, you don't get married, because of marriage of itself, you get married, because it's a means to other things, right? And so on and so forth. Knowledge is a means to an end. And that end is action. And action is a means to an end. And that end is entering paradise. Paradise is an end in and of itself, because that's the ultimate end.
Right? So you got to go home, you got to audit yourself. Sincerely, how much do I do I make in a day? How much do I make in a week? How much do I make in a month? How much do I make in a year? Okay, even these dollars that I make? Why do I make them? Is it because of need? Is it because of habit? You got to understand that you got to audit yourself. This is you now doing a stocktake it's important, you don't see yourself for who you are in a certain matter. How would you know who you are? Right? And I promise you, I really feel you will become enlightened and shocked about who you are that I thought I was diligent with this app, but I'm really not in light of what I heard today.
I need to improve this. And I promise you, if you function into your plan, your progressive plan, I'm not saying overnight, become a person who's gonna make dry every day and so on and so forth. No, slowly but surely be intelligent in how you set your goals. Right. So if you make them do it once a week now or once a day, make it twice a day or twice a week, build yourself upwards, don't burn out burn in, okay, so as you in intelligently set your goals that now I'm going to review myself after one month or after two months or after three months, right, you're going to set your goals in terms of where you want to be at your next review. Right, you set them intelligently base that based on
the knowledge that you have now. And also be acutely aware of how your life will improve. I can only tell you a life will improve. Because the more you strengthen the weapon, the better you will be notified of your enemy.
And we being attacked by shavon every day. Right every day making us forget things this is from Shabaab, oma and Sani hula shaper. We read this insert every week. Nothing made me forget except shaper. So we forget things our knowledge doesn't stay. When we forget to put our knowledge into practice we find difficulty in doing so that's an attack from shape. And then we find ourselves falling prey to sin. That's an attack from Chopin. But as you see, as you keep on making dua, then you pray Salah, you realize this is worship, I need to improve it. And you recognize all the areas of joy in your life, I promise you at your next review, you will actually feel positively that you
know what I am a better Muslim than I was three months ago.
And you know, the only thing you will be sad about that you are not as good as you are now 10 years ago, five years ago, three years ago, two years ago, and the only reason why I wasn't is I didn't audit myself. I didn't check myself. So I want you to go home and audit yourself with regards to this reality because as I said brothers and sisters, we're talking about the power of the disbelievers exists because of the little asking from Allah. Imagine if you ask properly, what will come to you. One of the things that teaches us how powerful it is, is the reality that the messenger of peace and blessings be upon him said that nothing repels predestination. Besides the
nothingness dispels other nothing dispels predestination what has been
pre determined in terms of coming to you nothing changed.
I think that in itself is enough. Aside of the other lesson that we just took, or the other lessons that we just took some time Allah, I think each lesson is enough in itself to teach us the topic of the power of the law. I think we've taken a few now, nothing repels further. Besides,
what does this mean? This means for example, let's say a bad accident was supposed to come to you and this was in the car. But you may do it to Allah. So Allah answered the door. And the accident that was supposed to be major was just minor.
That was the door it palling the the cutter. That was the dryer repelling the cutter. And from this, let's take another lesson very quickly, in that God Almighty Allah, He answers our prayers in three ways. And this is taught to us by the messenger of peace and blessings be upon him. Number one, he gives you what you asking for.
he doesn't give you what you asking for while you alive. He saves it for you for when you meet him on the Day of Judgment, and you meet him, and you might be short of paradise. So God Almighty will take out your prayers for you Your supplications and convert them for you and you enter Paradise. And you say to God Almighty, I wish you didn't answer one prayer of mine was I was alive if I knew they were being stood for me and getting it on this day, because that's the most desperate day. Let's be honest with you standing in front of God Almighty, and then your supplications come out for you. Right? You definitely say Subhana Allah I thought my supplications weren't being answered. God
Almighty answered it. But he answered it today.
He answered it today. Right? Because who told you when you make wheat? Allah told you he'll answer your door? But did he tell you He will answer it before you die?
But you have you have been answered before you die, because the other two gentlemen now because of this, but let me rephrase it. Did he tell you you see the fruits of your die before you die? That was no, you still have the grave, you still have a ama you still have your standing in front of Allah isn't all that good, if that's the type of life that you're going through. So you will see it before you go to gentlemen. So keep on making sure you can't lose you in a win win situation. So that's the second way.
The third way that God Almighty answers your dua is that he uses that throughout to save you from a calamity that was gonna hit you a disease, an accident, a bad business deal, so on and so forth. Your heart changes
before you make that deal, you have changed and you didn't make the deal and then the markets crashed and you were saved. What happened?
Where did this guidance come from? Perhaps that was an answer to a drive that you made to Allah subhanho wa Taala Right. Right. You asked him for Mercedes Benz S Class AMG model panoramic roof. Hmm full options paid. He didn't give you that. But he saved you from losing your house.
Did he not give you better?
If you were given the option rather you want Mercedes Benz S Class panoramic roof AMG and lose your house or you want your house in no empty you would have said I'll get my house, no AMG, so I gave you that.
So in the end, I'm gonna give you what you're asking for. Because Allah always gives you better than you ask. And even in the first instance, when we said that Allah gives you one of the ways he answers your why's, by giving you what you asked he gives you because that's good for you.
Allah knows that that's good for him, give it to him, it's good for her, give it to her.
A lot of this that they asked you for, it's not good for them. If I give it to them, they'll go to the hellfire. So I'll save it and use it to help them go to Paradise. So that's good for you. Oh, he doesn't give you but he uses it to remove a calamity that was about to hit you. So that's good for you. So God Almighty always answers your dryer and he gives it to you in a way which is better. This is this is the power of this is the weapon brothers and sisters, that you never at a loss asking for God Almighty raising your hands speaking to him turning team first having that conversation, improving your worship all this there is nothing greater than this drop. It is the essence of
worship. It is the weapon of a believer. Right. Now, before we move on this topic, somebody might ask and say But hold on a second. How can do I change kata? How can do I change predestination? Isn't predestination already written? Because we learned in another generation, that God Almighty set the mark ideal that predestination was written 50,000 years before you created the heavens and the earth. You and me sitting here together, discussing the topic of was was determined, predetermined by God Almighty 50,000 years before he created the heavens in life.
Not from the time you created them before he created the heavens in the last
50,000 years. Wow. And here we are alive and sitting in front of each other and having this all this was written down.
Because everything that will happen until the end of time is written down in the preserve on the preserved tablet. Somebody might say, if it's all written down, how can I change anything?
I'm sure that question is in some of our minds. And the answer to that question is that three destination
was written based on the divine knowledge of Allah.
And the divine knowledge of Allah, Nothing escapes it, you can add to his knowledge.
Now, this is something your mind can understand, because God Almighty created it and didn't give you the capacity to understand. So
it's humanly impossible to understand this, you just got to believe it. Now, when I say just believe it, I'm not saying believe something that doesn't make sense is a belief something that's proven by evidence.
problems happen to people when they make their mind the foundation of all evidence? If it makes sense, to my mind, that's evidence, if it doesn't make sense to my mind is not evidence, we say no, your mind has a lot of things that can make sense to it. However, it has limitations. If it has limitations, we go to Revelation. And we look at Revelation there is evidence. So we're not saying like the Christians, for example, when they say believe in the Trinity, then you debate them on it, it doesn't make sense. They go Okay. Does it make sense? But that's belief.
That's a belief is you just got to believe it. In Islam, we say no, no, no, no, we don't just believe what doesn't make sense. We believe with evidence. So now we have a teaching from the messenger that's authentic. And he's told us that God Almighty is knowledge, you cannot add to it. It is absolutely complete. God Almighty knows what was, what is what will be how everything will be how everything won't be.
And even those things that are not meant to be if they happen to be then how they will be he also knows this karma, you can add to this knowledge of his right. And we see this God Almighty tells us the people who pass away, they will cry to God Almighty, but God Almighty says if we return them back to the world, and give them life after death, and give them a second chance, they will carry on doing what they used to do. So this is God Almighty telling us that it won't be but if it happens to be that this is how it will be.
He's not adjusted is absolute. So the Divine Will the pen that wrote the decrees wrote the decrees based on the knowledge of God Almighty. So on the preserved tablet, it was written so and so an accident is supposed to happen in their life, but then they're gonna make dua, and because of this door, have the accident damage was reduced from this damage to this damage, all this is written accordingly.
So based on this understanding, we understand the idea that do I change the SCADA that in the knowledge of Allah, this was supposed to come to you and the knowledge of Allah He knew you were going to pray, and in the knowledge of Allah, he was going to accept your prayer. And in the knowledge of Allah, he was going to accept it by reducing the implications of this accident. And all this was written in the predestination tablet, according Does that make sense? So there's no contradiction.
And this is where we make a mistake. When we separate between predestination and the divine, absolute knowledge of God Almighty, predestined, predestination is made was written, based on the divine knowledge of God Almighty, right, you can add to it. So
from the elements that teach us how powerful do is, is this reality that we should make? We should make drama and drama repels Qatar. Now,
in terms of the power of drama on ourselves, then Firstly, there's the benefit of the drama as we've described, but one of the most powerful teachings that are gives us
is the realization that God Almighty responds to the law. Because if you didn't realize that Allah responds to you, why would you raise your hand?
No. So there
is evidence that you are Muslim, you believe that Allah can help you.
Many of us don't realize this, when we raise our hands and ask from Allah that we actually showing Allah that we believe in do is you showing Oh, believe that you believe in Allah. And you believe that he can help
and you believe that he can hear you?
Because if you didn't believe Allah could hear, then you wouldn't be speaking. But we speak in our Why do we speak because we believe that Allah can hear us and we believe that he can see us so your do our is doing all these other benefits for you that you are being rewarded while you make dua for x that you weren't even thinking of. So Pamela, that as you make allies, rewarding you for believing that he can help and believing that he can hear you and believing that he can see
Is that? Right? Many of us raise our hands and ask Allah for damage. Okay, we'll be rewarded for. But my dear Muslim brother and sister, do you know that you've been rewarded as well for showing a love that that you believe he can help? You know? There you go. That's bonus right? Is that the bonus rounds? The bonus points? Do you know that Allah has rewarded you after you for showing Allah that you believe that he hears? You?
know, I didn't know that by bonus points. Do you know that you have also been rewarded because of this drive that you made by manifesting that you believe that Allah can see, you know, bonus points? This is the power of that you boo genda in ways that you didn't realize because the more rewards you get, the bigger your paradise gets. The more palaces you have, the more cars you have, the more streams you have, the more forest you have gardens you have, right? You building a paradise. This is the real real estate. This is the real estate. I was with someone in the afternoon, who is in the real estate.
Field we're getting into it and you know, it was teaching me a lot about it. Mashallah, babe. That is a real estate of the denier. But this real estate of the after? What is the portfolio of the property of your paradise? Right? The real estate of your paradise? Because every Muslim has his or her paradise guaranteed god oh, God Almighty created paradise for you, you die a believer you're going to paradise. Okay, what's the size of that paradise? How many palaces are going to have? How many trees? How many forests? How many treasures how many streams? Right? And you should tell this to your kids as well make it exciting for them. Right? Because kids are into cars and dinosaurs and
you know dolphins and whales and all these things. Tell them that okay, you know you better be putting some killer whales into your your streams in general and your oceans in genma. Right? excite This is how it is how should I do that? My mother and father, Mama and Baba right? Say by doing good deeds, the more good deeds you do, the more rewards you get, the more rewards you get, the bigger your paradise gets. And that's it. For him of Allah. He says that you keep the angels busy every time you in this draft process in the worship of Allah
remembering Allah talking to him asking from him your angels are busy planting the trees digging the streams, they building a paradise for them for you. And the moment you stop the rest. It's a it's an amazing I have to say that it's a panel amazing this event. And this is centuries ago, right? He's writing this, that he and today we can probably understand it better because we see all the big buildings and what it takes and the bulldozers and the cranes and salado is busy. Right back in the day everything was simple. But he's saying that your angels are busy digging those foundations putting up this putting up the time putting up that go break putting up this path, they busy doing
stuff for you, when you're in the remembrance of Allah when you stop they take a break. Right and I pictured the the foreman at the building site when it's break, then he has to open his lunchbox in his tea and he's they're drinking their tea they're having a break by so the angels take a break when you take a break from worshiping Allah. So from the power of is it gives you the chance to build gender in ways you didn't realize that you will go to gender and see things that you say I didn't do and allow us to know these were the ones for the other things you made manifest, which you didn't know when you made do I like you making manifest your belief that Allah can help you and so
on and so forth. And with this will bring this talk to an enemy, Allah subhana wa to Allah, increase our understanding and bless us with knowledge that is blessing in that it is knowledge that leads us to action. May Allah forgive all the girls that we answer all the drugs that we made since we were born, and all the drives we will make till the day we die and all the drives we will make for ourselves and for everyone around us and answer it in the in a way better than we ask. I mean, you're a bride I mean, we all love forgive our past, inspire our futures and make us a people who put our knowledge into practice and make us the people who are blessed to receive all the knowledge
we need from the inheritance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam that will mandate our guidance to we meet Allah on the Day of Judgment. I mean, you're behind me. Hello, hello. I would like to just extend the heartfelt gratitude to the Melbourne Medina because he who does not think the people cannot thank Allah we have to thank the people for their efforts and of course the institute as well. It's a joint effort in helping me come all the way here and helping or being a bridge between me and yourself. So I can teach you something beneficial inshallah and you can let something beneficial inshallah zacuto Hara masala Allah wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa it was