Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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Mullah Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah ala alihi wa sahbihi Omen wila. My dear brothers and sisters Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu. Welcome back. Principle number six. And that's the principle in our study of the purification of the soul and the principles that help us purify ourselves. Principle number six, in the Arabic language we call or we title this principle as a HELOC on manifests is luck, eliminated from the principles of purifying ourselves is to close the doors to that which cause retrogression to affect us close the doors to that which cause us to stop attaining excellence, close the doors to that which prevent us and that which
affects us negatively. This is what is referred to as a black man, closing the doors to that which is harmful. This is from the principles of a test key. And now, obviously, this particular principle is interpreted in different ways depending on time and place, and so on, and so forth, right everybody, depending on where they live, depending on the environment that they live in, depending on the time that they live in, will understand vices that affect the purification of the soul process, or rather pollute the soul in a way different to somebody else. I'm going to leave this to you all to ponder. And in fact, everything I've shared with you, as I said from the beginning are
just principles, we benchmark ourselves and our situation against these principles. And as a result, try and take in the processes that help the purification process take place. Perhaps this particular principle is more pronounced. So I don't want to sit here and list all the windows that need to be shut rather, you decide you decide but in general understand that this is an important principle in terms of purifying the self, and that is closing the doors to all negative harm.
As an example, television, for example, television, this could be a window towards a person having their beliefs polluted towards a person having their values polluted. Be a means for a person to stop being excellent in terms of the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala, in terms of the progress could be a means for a person to start wasting time and wasting time again, is a means of polluting the soul rather than purifying the soul. Because our Sherry, I came to teach us that time is important. We don't kill time. And that's why I'm amazed by those who, you know, some people say, look, let's do this and just kill some time. So hallelujah red person wants to kill time. But that's
a discussion for another day, right? So I will share it teaches us that we should look after time, it's extremely valuable, we need all the seconds that Allah has given us to build our agenda to dig those streams for in Jannah to build those forests in general to build our palaces in jamna. So for example, television might be a means might be I'm sharing with you an example, towards retrogression entering the life of a person and he closed the window. By not placing the TV in the home or for example, having the TV only with beneficial channels on it, then that harm wouldn't have affected him this is important is the local monopolies or taking these preventative measures and closing the
So that retrogression does not enter through it could happen in the form of parents checking over the children checking over the friends that they make checking over, especially in this day and age, their social media activity, what friends, I mean, who have the friends that they have on the Facebook page, for example, or their Twitter page? What's happening with the emails, for example, and brothers and sisters, and especially mothers and fathers. This is not from, you know, having no trust in your children. Sometimes when I say this to the parents, they say, Well, then, you know, that means we don't trust our kids. And my answer to that my dear brothers and sisters is it's not
about not trusting your kids. Of course we trust our children. But we don't worship we don't rush over. If you don't monitor the situation. That's as if you saying I can throw that back at you and say that says if you saying that you trashy upon, right. So it's not a matter of not trusting your kids at the end of the day, Allah put innocent children in our lives and when the child is born.
And the first glance happens between the child and the parent, a message is actually shared.
And that message is the child telling the parent that my dear mother, and my dear father, I never had a choice in who my parents would be. Allah has put me in your care and interested me
in your hands.
All I ask from you is to do right by me. This is what the child is saying. So
When we are taking precautions and closing the windows, that harm could come through this is not mistrust This is not a case that we don't trust our children. This is the case that we trust them. Rather we don't trust you. But at the end of the day, Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us that Allah subhanho wa Taala removed us from the wombs of our mothers, whilst we knew nothing well, Raja comb window Tony Maha Tico, Allah monisha, Allah removed us from the wounds of our letters once we knew nothing. So it's the parents job to teach a lot of the time today, my dear mothers and fathers, this is not a parenting talk. But just as an example to the point that we're discussing right now, a lot
of the time we give our children things, but we don't teach them how to use it, we gave them the internet never taught them the harms. Right?
We gave them vehicles never taught them the harms, we gave them technology, we never taught them the harms. And the nature of a child's mind is that it won't remain empty. If we don't fill it, the TV will fill it for us, the internet will fill it for us. The IT environment outside of the home, which is not as protected as the environment of the home will fill it for us. So it's either we fill it or someone else will do the filling. And this is how life is my dear parents. So when it comes to, for example, talking, you know, when we talk about bringing purification into the home, then definitely, you know, monitoring our children and their behavior and what they watch, and so on and so forth is
vital, right. And that's why I said we're not going to discuss every circumstance, I'm going to share with you principles. So be comprehensive in how you point them over this particular point, the point of ecological benefit and closing the window, those windows, that harm would come through blocking all the entrances just like in our computer, we put up firewalls to block viruses coming in, right. So the same should be done with ourselves. This might entail changing our friends. This might entail removing the television if need be. Sometimes we have a weakness. There's good channels on TV, and there's bad channels and we have a weakness, we end up watching that which wastes our
time and causes retrogression to enter our life. In that case, that will offset a mocha damona halogen dilemma This is a principle in the Sharia that preventing harm takes precedence over the attainment of a benefit. If you have benefit in this TV, with regards to some Islamic channels, or some documentaries, educational documentaries, and so on and so forth, that benefits you but there's harmful content as well. And you spend your time watching this harmful content and the shear tells us get rid of the entire process, even though this benefit, but preventing harm takes precedence over the attainment of a benefit. And by the way, there's many other ways that we can attain benefit
through reading, and so on and so forth. Right? So at the end of the day, look after yourself, look after yourself a lot of the time. And and this is true, you know, way, perhaps, you know, we've gone through this discussion. And a lot of you have felt that what's being said is something you've heard before is something that you know, and I don't deny that this is true. I mean, as I've said time and time again, that the matters I'm sharing with you is common sense. But I think a lot of the time we know things, but we don't put it into practice. And this goes down to the methodology of bringing a valuable habit in your life.
Especially say to make a habit constant in your life or to bring about a habit in your life. There's three things that have to be present. One is knowledge. The other is skill. And the third which is the most important thing is desire. And I think this is where we lack This is where we like it's the desire is the one to change, the desire to change, we know something's wrong, that's knowledge, we have the skill to prevent that harm. Right in changing our friends if need be right in making amendments in the home if need be, and so on changing our environments if need be, we have the knowledge, we have the skill rather, but we lacked desire. Desire is the issue. And that's why
brothers and sisters, I spoke to you earlier about an F beneficial knowledge is that which is put into practice and as you listen to the series, ask yourself about your desire. How much do you want it? It shouldn't be this was nice to hear and I felt good listening to it and inshallah that's the case may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless my words and bless you all for lending me your attentive air. But my happiness really would be in the development of your desire to change in you actually changing and this is what is needed especially in this oma this amount of action. This owner of activeness this owner of proactiveness owner oma that just sits back and we become armchair critics.
This was good, that wasn't good. The speaker was exciting. That speaker wasn't this speech, enticed me and kept me interested and that didn't at the end of the day, our love should be to hear everything that possible masala Allahu Allahu wa sallam said, and if he said it, then our love should be implementing it. And this is true to loving Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam who shouldn't be deceived by Chopin, my dear brothers and sisters where she upon you know she upon he has a PhD.
In deception, he has a PhD and taking us to jahannam. I mean, you might laugh when I'm saying this, but he has a PhD in strategic management. I don't think any of the managers today No matter how successful their businesses are, have this type of strategic degree shavon can put us in a sense of comfort that we are purified. And this can happen brothers and sisters, may Allah protect us, you know, where we doing things, and it's become beautified for us even though it's wrong, it's taking us to the Hellfire, and we comfortable about it because it's been beautified for us May Allah protect us and protect us from this test. We must audit ourselves and ask ourselves about that which
we did. She upon sometimes beautifies things for us and puts us in a sense of comfort. And we feel we Okay, for example, for example, love for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, she had one beautifies for example, our activity and its activity and I'm not saying it's not an act of worship, and that Allah won't reward us, Allah will reward us, but our activity for example, in going on Twitter and participating in those hashtags, you know, I love Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, for example, who was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, for example, and this is all good. And Allah subhanahu attallah will reward us in sha Allah. But that is not as important as following Hama
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, through support to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. It happens by following him. Yes, support happens by engaging those Twitter hashtags, and getting on Facebook and producing those posters and releasing those messages and messaging, our WhatsApp groups and so on and so forth. However, that is important. However, this is more important. Following Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam center Shere Khan puts us in this false sense of calm and security that you've done this You okay? And the major things relieving following his son now we have been in our life, and so on and so forth. There's a lot of factors that that entails retrogression in our home,
that if Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi. wasallam, indeed, was to knock our door, we wouldn't be comfortable opening our door because we wouldn't want him seeing that these things exist in our home. But SharePoint puts us in a state of oblivion. It's around us, but we don't realize that it's harmful. And SharePoint to keep us there. He gives us small wins or smaller wins. Should I say as I said, I'm not saying supporting Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in every other way is not important, but allows us to engage those means so that we forget what's priority, and we forget what is greater. So if the local benefit is very important, or closing the door to anything that can
bring retrogression in our life, or should I say even more, simply closing the door to that will shape and can use to shift us and take us the wrong way? May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us? I mean, I mean, ponder over these words. My dear brothers and sisters, my dear mothers and fathers, especially this particular principle, if Allah culminated with have a few moments with yourself and ask yourself in your life, what are those windows? Or where are those windows that require shutting, make note of it, make note of it and put a plan in action that that will allow you over the course of the upcoming days and weeks and months to close those doors and insha Allah become a better
person because as we said in the previous principle, purification entails Italia, which is removing impurities, and that happens as well by
leaving sin as well as its default. I love you all for the sake of Allah, may Allah purify us and gather us in the highest gentlemen makers neighbors to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mean until next time, Salaam Alaikum