Channel: Sulaiman Moola
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Allah He will be Rashmi de sebesar Nika familia Cracow who are Pharaoh min Maroon Sadako sakalava lavrion honorable scholars respected brothers, elders, mothers and sisters, Allah tala has revealed unveiled and exposed many of the deviant practices of the pagan Arab in the Quran. We read it, we discuss it, we frown upon it, we object upon it, but tragically many times we are guilty of the same, if not worse. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks amongst the many deviant practices what either Bushra haddow whom bill Owens, Bala bajo Masato COVID that when the father was given the news that a girl has been born to you, then his face would instantly turn pale, and he would be left with one of
two options by his flawed definition. He was between a rock and a hard place. Yet our army nelco me mean so Mr. bushi Robbie, two I love what the stigma that was the deviation of the time to I live with the stigma of being the father of a girl? Or do I put an end to this girl and ended her life so I can regain my honor and glory in society. alasa Amaya comun evil indeed with the decisions they made. There was a time where this was a crime. And this was an offense, that is to be the father of a girl. But the one thing of the error as much as they perpetrated this, they considered it to be a crime in offense. And that is why in merciful Quran in the Jews, just Ramana was alluding to these
anecdotes on the Quran. And it's so amazing. It's our minds we just trying to convey what the scholars of the Sierra have captured. So when Allah subhanho wa Taala draws the picture of the Yama and Allah says the sun will lose its brightness and if you fall gems, and the stars will collapse and the mountains will move amongst that Allah says what is
that to sow ala BA in cotulla Tiamat is that day when the child who was buried alive or today was aborted would be given life? And that child would be asked what was the cry? What was the offense? What did you do wrong for somebody to terminate your life? The scholars of the Sierra have raised the question here Tiamat is the day where all forms of injustice is will be addressed. every form of oppression exploitation would be addressed. Why did Allah highlight? Why did Allah choose to highlight the oppression meted out against this defense, this human and above Assyrian rights so beautifully, that everybody else who is a victim to any oppression, his guardian, his well wisher
would tend to defend him? But tragically, this child, the very Guardian is the perpetrator.
The very father and the very mother who ought to be the guardian of this child, you know, the older poet set up the door, the endorser no one knows. de la Geeta
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if you tell me there's a predator. If you tell me there's a beast. If you tell me there's an animal. I'm like, relax, I'm fine. I'm cool. Everything is okay. But if you tell me so and so is coming, I need to duck for cover. When I hear that man's name, instantly, it creates resentment in me. Instantly I become uncomfortable by his sheer name. That is the world in which we live. No Man's on a safe. We have slipped into a world where you feel you're very guardians, the very people who are your custodians, your guardians, your caregivers, your well wishes. Tragically they pose the threat. And there's such mayhem and chaos in the world, that now Muslim fears and other Muslim. So what's
the challenge here is that that innocent child who the Guardian is supposed to protect. Unfortunately, they the very people who terminated the life of that child
Hence Allah highlights this that I will defend the case of this trial. So there was a time when an error by his deviation terminated the life of a girl. We live in a world in an evolved world, in an advanced world where we call it safe abortion.
You know, this is an oxymoron. What a dichotomy. What a country safe, safe abortion. How does that happen? Where money exchanges hands for the killing of a child for the killing of a soul. I do want to move on and bring it to relevance to our occasion here. Another practice that was found amongst the pagan Arabs was that they wanted four sacred months so the month of Rajab is one of the months that are sacred, that from the time Allah created the heavens and the earth, Allah had ordained for months, which are sacred in
the law. I shall I shall see kita bill, yo masala, Kasama YT well,
so in these four months, they would not enter into war, they would not go into battle. But if perchance there was a pressing need, and there was a compelling need to go into war, and it happened to be a sacred month, then they would then just adjust the sequence of the months and tempo. So a leader from a tribe would stand up and say that due to compelling circumstances, we have postponed Rajiv now, we bring in Siobhan early prosper. Raja will follow the after. In nomina, ce, O z, I feel free your duty Hilah Dina cafaro, your Luna Who were you had the Mona who said one month, one year they consider the month sacred in another year, they considered not to be sacred. They compromise
the sanctity of the month, yet a third practice and that's the highlight to which I want to you know, as a preamble to my talk, share it with you is that when they used to have as their crops when it was time to harvest the crops, get the dividends get the returns. So then they used to separate the assets and raise to divide the assets. They will say this I'm going to devote and dedicate to Allah, that would go to my diabetes that would go to my gods. What do I do? mimoza Amina Haruki. Well, Amina Ciba fondo. Linda he visa me him waha Soraka inna so this would go to the church and the worshippers at the church and the congregants at the church. And this would go to Allah what they
defined or allotted or designated for Allah would go to the wayfarer to the poor, the needy, the widow, etc. Now, occasionally, when things got mixed up the crops from one side which they had dedicated, or designated for Allah, God mixed with the crops for the gods and the congregants and the fellow worshipers, then they were quick to say, Allah is independent. He doesn't need much. So a little bit of what was dedicated for Allah went to the gods, that's fine, that's fine. There is no deficit alized independent, self sufficient, so we don't have to fill that shortfall. But if perchance some of the crops which they had dedicated for their own, perceived use of worship went
into the shape of Allah, they were quick to separate it. They were quick to divide it that no, no, no, no, we can't have a short folio. We can't have a deficiency. This goes to the god This goes to the Islam this goes to this place of worship, this is dedicated for this God etc. And that's exactly what the Quran frowned upon. And then I'll tell you what the scholars have to unpack and elucidate on this. So for Kondo has a Linda he bizarre me him, they said this is for Allah by their own understanding. What has Alicia Raka inna and this is for our partners and our gods for mankind Alicia, felonious widow Illallah, what they had dedicated to the gods would never be moved on to the
shade given to Allah wa candelilla and what they had designated and dedicated for Allah. Allah shall Soraka him officially comfortably casually repeatedly on multiple times it would go into the share of the gods and their diet is Amaya comun evil indeed was their decision and their calculation of Assyrian right and marathon Quran was the surface of rock Malala is elaborated on this. He says the first offense here was that when you harvest and you return, you receive your dividends, you start dividing it, the truth is all belongs to Allah. The truth is all belongs to Allah. I often quote this year
in Arabic, therefore terminologies. So basic Arabic, you know, linguistics and etymology to appreciate the profound nature of the language. You have. You have shock you have God
And you have suffer.
So Boucle is where a person misers May Allah protect us, mice to mice and withhold and hoard that is one of the worst days. You have been Muhammad Ali said, little Marie mostly bhutani mot, every human is plagued with two tragedies at his death. Johann Hari Jamil Romani, will you consider him at the time of death you stripped of every dime you own it when you die your question of every cent you possessed.
So at the time of death, you not ascend comes with you Everything is gone, literally everything is gone, but you are accountable for everything you are accountable. And that is why in the bill of opinion, there is this quotation which I quote often that amongst the people who would have the most severe regret on the day of the army, I said the NASA has certain Yeomans Dr. metadata and once I mentioned it and a brother came to me and he said this thing really gave me a jolt in my life. It was probably one of the biggest eye openers in my life. And from that day, I never kept I used to just spend and spend and spend and what is it? What is the day of the army in principle amongst many
names of the armored one is the day of the AMA is known as the day of regret when the rowhome yo Mel has 101 yo Malhotra and remind them warn them just sighs them rebuke them regarding preparation of the day of the AMA, another name of the AMA 101 as the day that is fast approaching Yamato rock on the day of failure and victory. Yama jam and the day of assembly Yama, tala, the day of congregation yamata not the day of mutual slogans neither good nor evil. Nada jannetty as harbor nurse, they will be neutral slogans. So one day of the AMA is the day of regret, because every man will have regret.
If a person buys a property in a prime location and just after buying the market booms, the one who bought is regretting and the one who didn't buy is regretting the one who bought it. I wish I just took another acre. I wish I just took another unit. I wish I just took another whole area because the market just boom it just rocketed. We barely invested in suddenly it just appreciated in a quick span of time. In on a lighter note, this is a very he's doing so bad woman are now getting married for love again.
But as if, by the way,
And a person who never bought anything, a person who didn't buy anything, can you imagine his regrets. So one of the world's regrets on the day of Yama would be a man who accumulated wealth. He didn't spend his wealth he was withholding he was amazing. He died he left behind this handsome acid. He left behind this big Empire. His his inherited his money. They channeled it in the pleasure of Allah in early Jana, while the man who toiled for that money due to hoarding that wealth will be loaded in health. So he would be sitting and seen he's his lung into paradise on my back on mine steam with my money.
Allah this is this is too much Allah my sweat. precisely that is what's the problem. You admitted you get it. I sent to the hospital to Malta Yama Sonata Raja Luna, JAMA, Allah, Allah.
Allah, He amassed, he gathered, he accumulated I'll do this I'll develop and he died. son came brother came wife game, let's develop this. Let's put up a mystery. Let's help someone. Let's say someone let's reach out to someone. And really brothers. I was going to Albania earlier this year, and part of a project from a UK organization that had invited me to see the activities and it was really, you know, that brought me to tears amongst the many activities and surely in our neighboring places, there's a lot of work happening as well. And we're not oblivious of this And may Allah reward one in all for all the activities. But we reached out part of the activities was to reach out
to the you know, less privileged those living below the breadline in abject poverty and penalty. And I have this vivid memory and I cannot forget it, we went on the incline of a mountain, and it's extremely cold, freezing weather, absolute freezing, and grappling to sit in the car and they you know, temporary me and given me all the additional comfort. And finally, we get there we hop over a little river. And these are simple shapes and his family living there on the Zenit of the mountain. And you get in the house and a chicken flies over your shoulder, and there's nothing and I rotate my gaze and there's no more than four utensils in that house. There's no more than and it is freezing
cold. And then the hamper was presented, and the tears welled up and that was float. And I said to myself, and I even discussed it in my talk there in UK subsequent to that. I was envious of the individual whose money was being channeled to those people.
Because the two hours that were being showered out at that time on that family, in my humble understanding was from the lowest part of the heart, which would rescue the generations to come. And when I'm coming back, I'm just seeing a BBC article. wildfly newsflash, the world's wealthiest 1% of the world's wealthiest 1% now have the same amount of money like the remaining 99% of the world's? What a disparity. What a discrepancy. Can you imagine this year the world's richest 1% Kayla Cola, don't let them buy in the income so that the wealth doesn't remain as a hoarder treasure amongst the wealthy amongst you. When I read this, it gave me such a pain in my heart. And I said, I don't want
to frown on others, I need to look at it myself. And that's the point I want to drive here. We can object and frown and moan and groan on others, only to find ourselves in that situation few years later, doing the same if not worse, I give a simple analogy. A daughter in law today says my mother in law is like this. And tomorrow she becomes and there's no difference, or vice versa. And employee says my employer is like this thing's turn Allah puts you in the driving seat. Suddenly, the range is in your hands. Power is yours, cloud is yours muscle is yours. You inherited an empire, you're sitting on top and you're doing the very same thing that you read it from your boss and your
employer, when you were a humble worker at that at that firm, but we forget these days. Anyway, I'm mentioning this year, the first thing you know, whatever comes in my mind, I'll just shave Time is running out. So we speak in about vocal vocal, and that is to Mize and to withhold. So that is an evil quality. May Allah protect us and male lawmakers amongst those who can be generous by spirit, and generous by Well, I often mentioned that some people are generous by wealth, but not by spirit. What do I mean here? Let me qualify my statement. So some people can spend a lot but they can't praise one person. They don't have a generous spirit. It's asking too much of them. In fact, they
can't digest somebody has been praised. They can't digest in English, what they refer to it as narcissism, where you are just scented by yourself. Compliment acknowledge record, you know, Praise Lord, extol me it's all about me. It's all about me.
So we need to be generous by spirit the messengers a lot. He was he was generous. He was lavish in praising in praise. Oh, he's amazing. He's amazing. Look at the books of the monastic. My ISIS he was like this My Samia, my Sophia. She was like this method. She was like this, the prophet Sasson plays lavishly. Today, in our marital context, we lacked that form of mutual acknowledgement. So when my wife exits the house, and she gets a compliment, she's elated. She's accepted. Why? Because there is almost a vacuum and a deprivation and lack of recognition. And if somebody passes a kind comment to me, I feel elated and I feel inflated and I feel conceited. Why? Because myself and my
wife were not adequately complementing one another. And that's the basic formula to sustain any relation where there's mutual acknowledgement and complementing This was found in the messengers Allison so generously. He loves the spouse or the alarm on her like he loved every other console. But surely there was a degree of of some degree of rivalry within their spouses and it was human amongst them. So he would often speak about Khadija
asst, knocks on the door. Ilana sister, she's late. Then. Have you ever lost that or that knock is so nostalgic. That knock is so nostalgic. It triggers up the memories of my late Khadija. I saw the Alanna said I became too envious and I couldn't contain myself. I'm like hang on Oprah with overlocking you close that chapter and move on. martyrs guru mean hi Jews in Managua is a Polish hombre Sheikh Abdullah Kala Amina, can we move on a young old aged woman with red cheeks? Can you close the chapter? Allah has given you young healthy, untouched pure change obviously was the purest of the pure and most changed all woman but someone that was never previously married. And then we
have Allah said, inshallah Allah on how
to be his kefalonian nurse said the kidney is capable he and nurse will certainly be madiha in harmony in us all your praises, which you said are in its place. But Khadija said I'm the Prophet when the whole world was skeptical in embracing my Prophethood she gave me all the assets. When people were had second thoughts on me, and she embraced me when the world doubted me. I'm indebted to Khadija for the rest of my life. I mean that. I mean, what an amazing teaching of our Habib sallallahu wasallam how much of me
Mutual acknowledgement is there within our circles. May Allah make us generous by wealth generous by spirit, I often say we ought to say kind words to others to boost the morale. Some time ago I gave a talk we live in in a world of depression. One of the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was to free people from depression, just lighten their spirits up, look at the teacher, look at the balance. Look at the prophetic formula. It can be none but a prophet. Amongst the many testimonies to the prophethood of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was those miracles of ease which are unimaginable, inconceivable by human definition? So he is walking and with him is this flock of
sheep, and someone is looking at it. Now this is a young man a beggar poor person. If a poor man looks at my cow, my phone was envy. You know what I mean? I don't want to use those words. You know what comes out vulgar, obscene, and things that are condescending, derogatory inflammatory vituperative not becoming of a believer? So we make a gesture, we make a remark we rebuke him. The Prophet of Allah is observing this poor man looking at my flock of sheep with envy. Yakubu kamatera
Yo, gebouw kamatera. you like what you see?
in North America? I just love it, Jeff. I just love it.
Well, that's awesome.
I love it.
You're your gebouw kamatera look at the psychology. You love what you see, are surely surely what we say look from
the levy of Allah said, Then why are you only looking take it and go
a flock of sheep. I won't give a man a ride in my car. I won't give him a lip. I won't be letting use my phone
when he heard this motto, but enough. So I had him the Hagia Ilana sunovion will discuss the sheep later. Let me shake your hands. You're a prophet, a human without reservation without hesitation to give and display generosity like this. It's not an average human. You're a prophet. You're a prophet you you cannot do this when it goes just I met a brother in America and signing a check. He said make the time come we can sign a $50 million. Check in my hand don't shake.
Is that a dream? As you may go, you don't get Parkinson's?
Because then even if you have the belly belly dancers gonna shake? I mean, not you know what I'm saying?
Like, when is this woman's visions? What are our dreams? What are we aspiring for? With the goal? What are we dreaming for? What are we running behind?
So just to get back into focus, otherwise, we're not going to move forward with this year.
That is to miser Las Vegas. The one that he goes beyond show show is where you start maizing to such a level where you deprive yourself.
You deprive yourself, you know in English, they say determination can easily become obsession. Determination can easily become obsession, if you don't find stream it and you don't regulate it, and you don't take control and you become in charge of your own and you decide for yourself. That's the recipe for disaster. That's the formula of destruction. So you don't control yourself now that you will deprive yourself. I have a need. I'm in an airport. It's expensive. It's gonna cost you an arm and a leg and that's how it is. But you need to pay for it. You need to pay for it. I was blind recently and I needed the fizzy drink. Not that I'm advocating is not a good habit. But yeah, good.
25 theorems do the calculation. 100 bucks for again, is it worth your while? But now if you feel for it, I'm not condoning it. And you should travel. Allah has given. We need to be moderate circumspect, calculated, methodical, but I'm saying is it comes to a point where you start depriving yourself. It just goes worse and worse. And what's the thrill? What's the pleasure? What's the plan?
Then you have dude, dude is a young boy, you tell him that you eat and you feed and then it goes greater. And what is that suffer? And what is such a huge amount
that we start speeding, but he doesn't eat so people can invite us go for a holiday? He says no, no. I've enjoyed holidays in my life. Now my job is to send other people for holidays. You're not paying for ombre all we've done a lot of cameras. Now I want other people to see the garbage. You don't change your kitchen, or we change the three times the food tastes the same. It's time to change somebody else's kitchen. You don't upgrade. Now the throat takes a different turn in life. The passion takes a different excitement. It's a different thing. And that is now to give others so coming back to the opening sentiments with which I comments. The first offense is the first offense
We divide in our assets everything belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala but then to add insult to injury now this way we draw the analogy home to us that the pagan era was quick to divide the assets and what belonged to Allah could easily fall into the shape of the diabetes. But what belong to the diabetes could never crossed the mark and go into what they said belong to Allah. Otherwise in reality everything belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala my analogy that are often given my humble talks is you take your kids out you buy them a chocolate you buy them some candy and then after if you say okay we'll give daddy can do who's gonna give daddy chocolate and they like mines is nearly
finished mines fell down on the floor a man's not so hygienic and is not so tasty. Okay, relax, no problem. And the one comes forward and he says that you can have this and he says, Oh, I love you my baby. The truth is I bought it for you. And if I wanted I could buy myself another. I just wanted to tap and see what's your sentiments have given? I don't need a chocolate from you. I bought it for you. Do you think Milan is my house? in Milan is my is the car. You think Milan needs me to give the poor? You need to sacrifice? He says I gave it to you. I'm asking you give I just want to see how committed you are. Keep it keep it you just show me the commitment and I'm happy with it. I'm not
gonna take it lightly.
What I demand when it
comes to holiday Nah, man Oh, and for men, for anybody
who believes believe I'm doing you a favor to accept. You have the courtesy of giving the best.
I'm doing you a favor to accept. There are two types of people you give a meal to. One is if I'm Allah civilian Hydra. One is a Tom. Allah surveillance.
When you're feeding a poor person who's destitute who's hungry, who have the pangs of hunger, it is logically rationally acceptable, that you can moderately impose certain responsibilities on him. Listen, I prepared a meal for you. What's your container? Please, if you don't mind, can you come to myself? 12 o'clock, I've got something for you. That's in place. And I'm not saying that's the right way. But I can logically digest that. Yeah, it's a man destitute poor. You need to give him you put a time in place you put a certain conditions, you've imposed some reasonable things, ideally meet out to him reach out to him have no strings attached. But nonetheless, we can deny, argue and engage
and digest. And then there comes a man who doesn't need your meal, he's eating the best of food. Probably when he comes to you that might be the simplest food is going to eat for for a long time. He's doing you a favor, to grace you by his presence due to the oil and the personality that Allah has given him. Imagine you put conditions on him. You put conditions and I want to feed you Mr. So and so so and so please come Saturday, come Sunday come early come at this time. When we are giving In the name of Allah. Allah is Ronnie. He is Samad unto moussaka.
He's doing you a favor, he's doing you a favor to accept. He says, Give that which is your best. And what is the best ally himself gives us the definition of the best while at a young man model happy.
Owner, wellness stone, B, C, D inla. And to me, though fee, don't offer that which you wouldn't take in a hurry.
You wouldn't take if somebody comes in gives you the car. Now you know what, even if I'm hungry, I can do without this. My honor, my honor. ultramoon possible food and evil. When you lose, Your Honor, the Arabic proverb is your the pot is now on the stove, and the food is cooking. But Your Honor, and your self esteem has been dropped into sand and you've lost your honor in your respect. So the irony of the pagan Arab was they would have divided but then comes the next point. And that's where we want to, you know, draw closer, is that when they divided now let's look into our lives. Number one, we lack balance in our life. That itself is very, very serious. As a Muslim, we need a
timetable. There has to be a timetable. Allah has ordained prayer with time. So Allah didn't say get up in the morning and worship me for two hours and then you're done for the day. No, that's not the teachings of Islam. Then our deal is based on the lunar system and not the Gregorian calendar. Although categorically explicitly, emphatically, Allah says both the systems are created by me who wouldn't let the dilutions of the will of
Allah say for mahana yet and lately with Johanna.
We've made the sign of the day bright we've made the sign of the night. Allah has made 19th day these are two systems of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And again, just want to point of the field for Anima something so amazing mentioned
when people are generally old, and then they want to look older, then they resort to the Gregorian to the lunar calendar. But when they're young,
then you know, now they want to show themselves more elderly. So 63 but Islamic 365
Like, come say something. One guy asked me one day, you know some things you travel you learn as you never repeat these mistakes, amongst the many things that I learned. When you invited by someone's house, you never praise a particular dish. You praise everything.
This is something I burned my fingers with. But so I'm sharing with you don't burn your fingers. So I was in Canada brother invited us and it was really good legs spread. I said, Oh, this is really scrumptious. It's tantalizing. So I tell the young boy please thank your mom. This was finger decay. So his mom says Yeah, tell the chef the neighbors and
now I'm okay No, actually the other thing is also good.
damage is done.
And the same thing happened last year to me and suddenly we were invited by a brother from India Mashallah could spread and everything and then they send some South African food and I'm eating this and I'm like, this is a home style. This is this is too good. This is this is our style. And I said oh please make compliments to the chef. This is awesome. This is finger licking. This is sumptuousness. Please see our chef you know there's a brother from South Africa his wife prepared this okay anyway so the you know, the these challenges you learn in life there was another mistaken. We need to learn a salary. Don't worry about the lady a salary. Don't worry about the lady. A
fortunate individual is one who looks at the happenings around him and his eyes are open. Someone asked for nicotine.
I see you then frown and people are people so good. Are you so blind?
You never have an objection. Some people's dinner table is dedicated to the gossip of town.
That is it. This one did this one did that one did that one day, when the slander was hurled against the purest of the pure our mother inshallah the olana about a human side of the land. His wife came home as part of discussion. She engaged her husband, you let it shine the talk in the chat in the gossip. And he stopped in her tracks and she said revoke your words and retract your sentiments. I don't bind the story. I don't bind us and I don't need to probe it upright, or to query.
And then he asked a simple question. He said you my wife. Would you fall prey for any other men's temptation or Invitational seduction? She said never. He said do you think I shied away from the paragon of unless creation will form and Allah tala didn't acknowledge these sentiments. Lola is in some effort to move.
why did not the gentle people mimic the sentiments of a human sorry, Lola is
when you people hurt the slander? You should have said
How dare we blur things of this nature? Subhana Allah is your turn. And this is a blatant accusation. This is a blatant accusation.
So when we look into our lives, when we look into our lives, and I'm saying we don't have a timetable, we don't have a timetable that itself is a recipe for disaster. Today, our lives, you know, program. So coming back to this point here, I was saying on on how Allah references both, and this is the beauty of the Quran, the beauty of the Quran, the people who slept in the cave, and how long they slept for. The Quran says they slept for three centuries. Now Allah references this three centuries, Allah subhanaw taala says, what appears to be can't be him. Salah for me at the Sydney law was the duties. They slept for 300 years and they added a another nine years, they added another
nine years. So if you work out, basically you would know on every 33 years by the Gregorian calendar, the count by the lunar calendar, you would be one year older. So if you 33 islamically, you said before, if it is 66, it's 68, and so on and so forth. So on every century, you're looking at three years, a lot of reference, the state of the use of the cave, with such a huge approach that accommodates both accounting systems. And I didn't say 309 Allah didn't say 300. Allah said 300 and they added a nine. Look at the beauty of the forearm. And I'm just giving you a very, a very, you know a cursory look. I'm not even going into the logo and the depth and not me is what the mobile
city in have written. So the scholars tell us that Allah has
base our Armand and our teachings on the lunar system and not the Gregorian. Why? Because that is ever changing so that we don't fix and settle into a better
I go in Ramadan to UK and you have this long British fast and Canada and really you admire these people it's amazing and Allah has made it very easy and compatible for us and user friendly and the days are short and it's a 19 hour fast. So that Kevin details so as a believer, you are driven by the rule of Allah. your EAD is not a fixed day your Ramadan is not a fixed thing. Your hygiene is not a fixed date. That is discipline. You're solitons and affix. That is why Allah has kept it with different hours. Allah has based it with the lunar system. Yes, aluna Kalani, Angela Kalia bhavati, to the nurse. And that is in that Allah has kept guidance. There are two things. One is your temple
with the truth to suit your schedule. That's the recipe of disaster. Whether we have an
episode that is similar to an older woman theme. Allah said if you start tampering with my Dean, I got a holiday I need to be doing this earlier or later. Because I can't change my dates. I can't change my my appointment. So I'm going to change my prayer. As soon as you create a system of tampering with the dean. That's the recipe for disaster. Surely with his legislated concession, we are cognizant of that allowance. And we are not heedless of that is legislated documented, who watches the bottom Allah has selected you
can see the name inherit, and d is not a complex matter. And under that the scholars explained this legislated concession, but you got to keep yourself within the framework and you're not at liberty to exercise it at your own discretion. So coming back to the point i'm saying is as a Muslim, we need discipline in our life. There has to be a timetable. There has to be line in land, there has to be focus, there has to be diligence. You've got to have everything your ducks in a row. Now when we look at our lives, even if hypothetically some amongst us are privileged enough to have timetables, occasionally a visitor comes home and the schedule gets adjusted. What What is the first casualty of
that adjustment? What is the first casualty? Are we going to say no jump in today because I had visitors are we going to say no following news today? Are we going to say today that the assay is looking a bit shaky today that the bar tonight and everything I heard last time they say when you traveling and all that it's fine.
And yes, this concession and I'm not denying that, but everything else I need a hotel, which is a nice German facility. I need this with is a good you know, I mentioned that last night. The one brother asked me on a diet. He said when the Muslim diet, the audit work you eat everything and make while you lose weight
on a Muslim diet.
So what's the first casualty? If anything takes casualty, it's my practices of the so they must be no infringement. There must be no violation with my business hours, my leisure time. My personal time, my me time. My commitment time. My Dean time takes the casualty. Is this not exactly precisely aptly what the pagan Adam did that he would, he would he would turn things rotate things adjusting and the casualty the axe would fall directly in terms of what he had allotted for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. saw Mr. Yakubu evil indeed is what they decided.
When we look into the lives of the Sahaba, may Allah be pleased with them. inherited Sahaba in the first volume, the chapter on unsolved was a beautiful incident mentioned there that they were encountering some glitches and challenges in the irrigation system for the farming. So they exhausted all options. And coupled with that, they said let's ask the messengers a lot isn't to invoke the blessings of Allah and earning his two hours, so that our course can go forward. So in principle, they agree they get together, and they come on a common mission to visit the messenger sallallahu Sallam requesting all these lessons to ask prayers and supplications. And you know, that
canal could be dug in some irrigation. measures can be put in place for their families, as they come into the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would this permissible venture and request
the messenger Salah it needs a moment of acceptance, the messenger sallallahu wasallam is all excited to receive them. And he says my husband Bill and saw my cabin bill and saw that alone idioma say and
say and he said my answer, come, come, come, come. Whatever you're going to ask me today I'm going to give it to you and it doesn't end there. Whatever I'm going to ask on your behalf. He's going to give it to me.
Can you imagine the richness of that particular prophetic statement?
Whatever you going to request is approved. And whatever I'm going to submit to our line is approved for Karla ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba ba in the head, an urgent meeting, subject to change without prior notice. They said, if we've got guarantee assurance of acceptance, let's not be naive and foolish, to present a mundane need a will the request, let's exploit the moment and ask for collective forgiveness.
I mean, we all would say you see a young boy Oh, I wish I did him. I wish my son did that. But ask yourself before you were given one desire that was fulfilled, would it sincerely be that your son is a harvest?
is easier said than done? Oh, I wish my son achieved it. If Allah had to tell you if Allah had to tell you, you know, I often mentioned this on the occasion of funerals, because people request to say a few words. They say in English, that cemetery is a silent place with a loud message. It's a silent place with a loud message. There are many people inside here, who thought the world cannot function without them, if any, the world is doing better.
You know, so so that that that is
the reality of what happens in this world. Anyway, just coming back to this what I was saying here,
Now, look at this point here,
this opportunity this moment, that's what I wanted to tie it up with this article that I read this spiritual, less of the pious, so a person sat down few pious people. And he said, if you were told it's your last moment.
How would you like to spend it? Say you were fortunate enough, Allah afforded you, you say you have three hours left, you have a day left, you have a week left, and you will be dying next week. This time, it's over tomorrow, this time it's over. What would you be doing with that last 24 hours. And the aim of this was to get the spiritual visions of the pious documented so that it could motivate other people that look at the dreams and the aspirations of other people.
So one person said, If I'm told it's my last day I would love to be at the Kaaba and engage in the circus around the Kaaba, that would be my best. Awesome. What about you, brother?
Abdullah Mubarak says, oh, Allah. Oh, ha, ha, electronic, Alhaji amantha, Sanjana, yo, if I like to send, you know, inspiring you to say you're going to die today, what would you do? Instead, I would acquire knowledge. But amongst those people who was a great artist by the name of the rough man, and he was asked, if you are told it's your last day? What would you do? He gave the simplest answer yet the most profound, he said, I'll do nothing different.
I'll do nothing different. And I often say in my humble thoughts, we've come to a point, leave alone, leaving a legacy of good if the time just pays you to delete the trail of evil. Consider yourself fortunate.
If you can do away with all those haram contexts or unlawful, illicit, illegitimate, unlawful, impermissible, whatever it is, you can just wipe up and put in threats and delete and anyways and clear up the mess. Then consider yourself good. You just breaking even that you couldn't leave behind a legacy of God. But you've cleaned up all the mess anybody going through your coverage? Anybody going through your closet? Anybody going through your phone? Anybody going through your laptop? Anybody going through those diaries of yours? Anybody picking up or tapping into your archives is not alarmed or appalled.
May Allah protects
you insane Oh, you're amazing.
You're not insane, oh my
god, or men will be informed of the legacy that he sent forth and what he left behind for the Sahaba say, a prophet of Allah. Our request is made to other the Lamas forgive us.
Is that it? Yeah, that's it. That's it. That's it? Yeah. That's it. Allah homophily. unsolved,
unsolved answer. When you have an idea of an answer, when he as well and saw when he saw all that is inside epcam what was their motive but Allah knows Allah knows what transpired and documented. Allah forgive them forgive their spouses, forgive their children, forgive their grandchildren, and because of them forgive the neighborhood.
There's one incident that's mentioned there. To the young boy that is complete in the Koran. This is a great privilege. This is a great honor. But we do know, we are no longer in those times that height is synonymous to piety, or half is synonymous to fidelity, or, or any other activity of the mind is a blanket endorsement to the nobility of that individual. These are two
Vehicles, these are surely needs. But we cannot stagnate at any level. We are living in a crisis site. Last year I was in the Caribbean. And this thing that's such an indelible impression and it gives me a jolt every time I speak about it. So I met a brother at the conference there, he says, Chef, I need you to pray for someone. I'm like, Okay, brother, we'll pray for him. Please, if time permits, can we meet up with the brother? I said, if you can facilitate the meeting, and you know, brief me on the nature of the tail, I'm happy to meet up with him. He says I'm a reverse. The man who invited me to Islam left Islam.
The man who brought me into the deal is out of the deal.
I'm like I was in darkness you in life, you held my hand you took me to show and then you dive back into drone and the Quran speaks otelco lomatin Oh, COVID okolo managing feedback, loop Gene yahusha Mojo, co op Mojo Min
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Look at the parable of the poor on look at the parable of the Quran.
I am a fallible mortal, and I'm drowning in my sense. But there's nothing that gives me such an ecstasy, in any aspect of them is like trying I can't claim to say I understand I'm far from understanding what it is.
But trying to understand the Quran and seal the practicality of it. This is the words of Allah, you just have to scream and renew your faith in joy that Allah has made us Muslim and connected us to a book like this.
It is beyond comprehension. So Allah says the signature the parable of a person gripped in disbelief and crying. What did I say darkness of low, low marks like layers of darkness, aka vomiting, feedback. genie in a deep ocean, your show will Mojo meaningful, the most meaningful thing is to have just appreciate the depth of the foreigner in the depths of the ocean. above you ease away above that wave is another way above that wave is a cloud and it's blooming.
What does it say?
About darkness upon darkness, discover, I met a brother who was an agnostic, and he reverted to Islam. And I asked him, I said what prompted you to Islam? He said, You know what is the darkest moment in the life of an atheist and an agnostic? I said, Tell me so I can pass it on to others. He said after owning everything, you have nobody to say.
He says it's such a shallow moment. Like you ate a good meal.
What thankful you had a good sleep. What I mean my Navy taught me when I go to the loo in the lavatory and I really even flushed my system that I come out. He taught me that that's the moment to thank my Lord. Alhamdulillah or praise belongs to Allah.
Allah who slashed from my system, that which caused me discomfort, beat flatulence beat during beat stool of feces. Look at the comprehensive word of the messenger, Allah, Allah, Allah in Arabic, anything that was causing me discomfort, what are funny and he relaxed my entire body.
He said, the darkest moment in the life of an atheist he is after owning everything
is like, Who do I say? Who do I acknowledge? And the messenger said, Allah loves it on every turn of your life, you thank him on every movement of your life you thank him, and how often we find ourselves in this situation, visit a person I was doing the Tafseer just recently in class and I, I caution my students and I said again, bring the analogy home, read what the Quran speaks about the pagan Arab or the deviant individual or the infidel, which is see our personal life. What is our muscle inside?
What is our muscle inside? Both dharana Legion v COVID. And aka Emma, Allah says when man is afflicted by pain and difficulty and agony, and you're going to have another point of deceit in my mind. I just share this with you as well in the Jews into the hood on the first page. And I'm saying to the young boy and I always say please learn the Quran. You know, like you memorize the Quran, it's a laptop gift. Now go and open the gift. Nobody takes a gift and so I got a good gift. Yeah, what's inside a heaven knows alone. Now open the gift. And I promise you the gift of the Quran you and I and the Obama of the world will continue to open it you won't know what's inside till the day
You will continue opening this year you open it you know it doesn't turn it around is another layer.
chocolates. Oh, nice. Okay, no envelopes all right okay, no
it was mentioned in the other day in the talk as a product so I got an envelope for you. Next day you come to give you a statement is a lesson lesson and you know what in the world of optimism and monetary crisis envelope means one thing, Jeremy got a statement Don't tell me you got an envelope, no envelope My mind is running somewhere else. I was calculating the holidays
from domestic or international from economy to business and now you can give me a safe million dollars when I have to go back in the class to open the Quran. My brother opened the Quran if only my young man can connect himself to the Quran and find pride and feel attachment is I cannot tell you, I will die not being able to impress upon my audience my little humble basic meager research. So in the 12 Jews in Surah Hood on the first page Allah says Allah in in Santa
Monica Anna Harmon in the Julio suka for
ma ba, ba, ba,
ba ba say to Annie in the whole affair even support, Allah says well, as often as insane Amina Rama and if we make men taste mercy after difficulty, and they after Allah says and if we make men take difficulty, efficiently sobre la to La La rights under this ayah from this idea we learn in this world there is no prosperity there is no agony. It's just a symbol.
The there is no true prosperity. Let's be honest, you you reach the roof, you make the money, you toured the world, and then what? And then what?
It just doesn't end. So it's just a taster. It's just to tend to realize that the world doesn't have it. You've met people owning the best people trying to climb the ladder people climb the ladder and coming back down. What's there there's nothing likewise the agony of this world the pain of this world surely is there but in comparison to ours there are in relation to Arthur. This is only tasting famous there's going to be enough drama save us may look at this word verse of the Quran. What a consolation intercooler nota una
una cama de la moon. Whatever Joon amin Allah him Allah Yo dude oh believer if you are afflicted, then your first point of consolation is not only the believer is afflicted person across the faith line across the religious line everybody is afflicted. But then comes your constellation. What are you doing? I mean, a lot Humana you're doing you know what wakes you ahead? For others in India, thank you in the pain with nothing to come ahead. You share the common pain but you know everything that's coming ahead of you in such a great joy for you, such as maybe what class was visually impaired, his prayers were answered. People came to him and requested was he made to unlock your
image? He saw a young boy came to him who was the Qatari of Makkah. He said outside This is strange, this is inconceivable. I cannot digest this your prayers are answered, I request you you pray for me. Pray for yourself that Allah restores your vision. He said it gives me a greater thrill to be happy on what he decides, decides for me then to desire otherwise, it gives me a greater joy kavala II fee.
Anyway, my time is running out right we haven't stopped this time. Honestly What time is
reason we start our descent. So anyway, coming back to that analogy that I was saying of the life of darkness in the life of a roofer May Allah protect us.
A lot look at look at the profound nature look at the depth. Just Just digest this or endeavor the Quran is to great Allah says acaba Loma, Viva La Jagan, Yakutia Mojo,
Mojo min salty is a person is in the depths of the ocean, there is a wave above him, then that wave is engulfs by another wave of bombing. It's cloudy, it's gloomy. There is layers of darkness in the life of a person and then that's why i digress on to the aspect of an atheist and an agnostic, that after owning everything you don't know who to thank. Allah says this person's life is surrounded by so much darkness. There's so much depression in his life in a physical metaphor, either apologia yada, yada, yada, if he exposes his hand. Now, again, the scholars tell us the hand is that organ and limb of the body, that you can draw it absolutely close to the eye, while the same cannot be
done with your foot. You cannot raise your foot right up to your eyes. It's cumbersome. It's a tall order. It's challenging. It's not simple. Where is the hand? You can
Flex, if you can rotate it, you can move it and you can draw it right up to your house. Then Allah doesn't say lamea Allah Islam, yada yada,
yada yada in Arabic what we refer to as gurus and mokaba. You cannot even get close to spotting your own hand you are in such darkness in your life, that if you move your hand, the lung in the organ which you can rotate freely, you bring it right up to your eye, you cannot even see your eye or any other organ of your body. Why are you in such darkness? oma lumea jolly love oolaboo from Allah who may know, Allah said, If I deprive you of that life, show me Who else can provide you that life, if I deprive you of that life, now, I mentioned this year in contrast to that this incident, the brother tells me in Trinidad to be specific,
that the man who invited into Islam tragically leaves the fold of Islam.
Then last year, we were in Paris.
And there was a brother by the name of Ali. And I will not forget him, and he tells me as a chef, you will never forget me. So I said You shall not. He says, No, no, my son is forget.
For the French forget
that given the right pronunciation. I said, Okay, you know, that's perfect. I'm never gonna forget, you.
Know, the brother said, I got a short memory when there's three things I forget people's names, phone numbers, and I forgot the 30.
Anyway, lamiaceae So what is this brother and he say? He said, I accepted Islam 25 years ago, Mashallah. His activity believes that he's active in the path of a non French person, they've accepted Islam, this Deen of Allah, nobody has a monopoly over it. There is nobody. There is a chef au which met in Paris, or his story is amazing.
In fact, he came there, we were so humbled because the time was short. And the talks were so many. And we were traveling and moving around. But long story short, as a young boy, at the age of 17, he went searching for religion. He told me this one on one. And then he was in India. And then he moved over to Pakistan. And he left the space and that religion and this Islam and this ideology, and this theory and the rest of it. And then one day he was in Pakistan, and he met a Native American who had come there to Pakistan to study deal with reverted to Islam, and he was riding his bicycle, and attire verse, and he happened this brother from Paris, good years ago. And he's telling us the story
himself. He came to the person and he offered him some assistance. And then they got, they started chatting, and he said, What's the purpose is that I'm in the search of religion. You say, Okay, I'm from America. I'm from America. And I have come here. The other day, a brother mentioned something very amazing. He said he was out in the path of Allah in Pakistan, and he met a brother from America who came. So he said, I nudged him and I said, Listen, you come from the place where it all happens. Also, do they allege it happens? But life is advanced and it's moving and it's innovative? What have you come here for? It says exactly for the same reason. There it is, how to live, I have come here
to die to learn how to die.
I have come here to learn how to die a good death. Come there supposedly will tell you how to live a good life. I have come here to learn how to die. One day I mentioned in one of my talks that May Allah give us a good death and enviable death. So brother contacted me and he said, You alerted me to a See I didn't, he didn't even featuring my horse. I always asked Allah for the best in accurate or this world. I never felt there's something like something like a good debt. There's something like a good debt. I was with my wife, and she's been out we were in Macau not too long ago. And as the Genesis we've been brought into the harem, and we walk in, I said, This is strange, but we are
in life, you envy someone you even know the qualifications, the credentials, the accolades, the status, the ethnicity, this is someone you don't even know male or female, you don't even know age or color. But as their bodies are coming up, you're green with envy.
You green with envy for a person you're not even familiar of gender, leave alone age or ethnicity or accolade like, hang on, this is going to be over a million folks that will be leading the prayer now. There's gonna be a million folks leaving Can you imagine Can you imagine? To expedite things? He says, I met with him and he said, I said, Yeah, I'm looking for the search of religion. He said, Come with me to my teacher. And he took me there. And that was the turning point. And then I embraced Islam, and I stayed there, and I accepted Islam. And I've come back to Paris and today I run an institution with 2000 students here in Paris.
So coming back to the point that we're saying this brother Addy. He says, I accepted Islam 25 years ago and with the grace of Allah, two weeks ago, at the age of 92, my mother took Shahada
I said what he said for 25 years I prayed for her daily, and I only displayed character to her. I only display character to her. Every day I displayed character to her. After 25 years she said Ali, I am convinced your religion is the absolute. I am convinced your religion is the absolute Give me your hand. I mean utterly iraq at the hadith of Bokhari where a man accompanies the messenger sallallahu sallam, he said, Do I revert to Islam and then participate in the campaign? Or do I participate in the campaign who can do the rituals of reversion post the campaign? The Prophet of Allah said no, no read the Calamine accompany me, read the column and then he goes and then he meets
his face and he meets his end. And the messenger sallallahu Sallam said, you know in simple language, if I paraphrase you call he ami la de la jolla. Kathy, I'm paraphrasing and that's not the verbatim words of the messenger sallallahu wasallam because we need to be cautious how we use the words of Habib Salatu was Salam. Amina jirachi. So we extend our congratulations to the young boy and to the honorable venerable who start under whose hands Allah tala has made it possible for many, many people. I remember the early years when I used to come from that day, and Silsila continues at his hands, mana Abubakar May Allah preserve him was afia and made this legacy continue this legacy
continue. But in my concluding remarks to the young boy, I say to him,
and I mentioned this in all his jobs. It is easy to become a office it is difficult to remain in office. It is easy to get married. It is difficult to remain married. I'm sure you guys agree with that.
Or is it? Is it just as easy as getting married to remain married? I have to say don't praise marriage on the third day, but is it on the third year?
I'm sitting in Dubai a long flight got off tired exhausted. This guy walks past it's got this big t shirt here. You know you need a bit of humor in your life and he's quite obese. And then he has this thing that's India. I am not obese, just fluffy.
Nice it's a good deal. It's just needed a bit of tranquility to relax you long haul you need to flex your muscles a little bit. Anyway walk past I had a bit of a chuckle and I moved on. Passes another guy here. Don't disturb me I'm married sufficiently to serve
anticlimax. Anyway, my good brother, may Allah preserve you may Allah take you from strength to strength and body the Quran, loves the Quran, walk the Quran, deliver on the Quran. They come from the people of the Quran. It's amazing. The Quran is too great. It's too powerful. Read the things of those people. So if you're unfamiliar Rahmatullah needs to say Manhattanville Quran and Leland sunlit Allah Hill mela Inca to
use a woman hotmail Khurana Saba sunlit Ali Hill, mela
Hatter UMC waka buena. Yes. Timo Allah Khurana Leyland fish eater he was in a hurry. sisyphic Allahu
Allahu Akbar. Sophia Antonio says if you complete the Quran in the morning, the angels will shower exclusive blessings on YouTube the night and if that's in addition to the continuous and what continues beyond
and if you complete the Quran at night, the angels would then show blessings on you till the morning. Now that's the quotation is that the practice of the pious work whenever it came to completion, then they would prefer Do we need in the night when it was winter because the nights were long
and they would prefer the completion in summer in the day because the day was long.
So they have gels our time was not to accommodate a cook you know today we have things
the youngster came to me said want to get married? I said they get married, what's the issue? He said no, my wife mother said if you So first is to find a painter
painter in marriage time for me.
With that, I know the house needs to look good. Now we need to move over this then you have used crying in your ears. I want to settle down with unrelated things with these issues of life. This pressure on me I can understand the cook Not that I digest that also right because what they say you know when you're not looking the Wookiee.
So but now a painter, a painter becomes an impediment, a hurdle an obstacle. How do you reconcile that? And the messenger somebody Some said make haste. And the Quran says a Yama when those that are single, a Yama is the plural of the word as a means Allah de la sujeto. Again the beauty of the Quran. He means divorce divorce, he widow widower, spinster, Bachelor, whoever is single previously married or not widowed or divorced. If you're single, get them
Look at the beauty of the Quran. So to get married is easy or relatively easier, but to remain married. That is the challenge. That is the challenge of life. And that is what life is all about. That is what life is all about, in the very same way to take this forearm and to preserve this forearm and to stand up with this forearm. So the point is, what would they do when it was the days of summer, then they wouldn't fix they jelsa to a venue to an availability of a speaker to synchronize it with a chef to blend it with what a holiday they would look at. In the summer it needs to be a morning so that the day is long maximum park on that half is and if it's winter
intimacy in the night, so that throughout the night, the burqa can come on at home. May Allah subhanaw taala bring goodness and happiness to the young boy and to my uncle Uncle Musa as well. Part of the family and my mom's very close cousin, May Allah give him in the family Shiva and restore their good health. And may the young boy be a source of goodness brightness, honor, prosperity for May Allah bless our honorable and venerable MC May Allah grant him good health and preserve him in all of us. There are so many Rama I'm a humble servant, I'm an ordinary person here. Excuse me, if I have crossed the mouth, move this up is also your my honorable uncle May Allah bless
him and preserve him and all his Sterling efforts. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept our get together you make it a source of goodness and acceptance. And as will take place by Teresa, let us engage into our in supplication and turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala leave you one last anecdote on doors that are often mentioned.
We were in Canada and taking a walk at the beach and this person had cast his rod, and then he was fishing. So I engaged him and I said, gentlemen, how's the fishing going? And he's like, I'm enjoying the day in the sun. The fish is just a bonus.
And it hits my heart. And I said if only the Muslim can use that same analogy into our
house, it was going anything accepted. I'm enjoying chatting with my ally acceptance is a bonus.
So person goes fishing or you came back dry now it was it wasn't the fish brother. Tell him what we had a bowl of a title man. It was a fishing who goes to fishing today. Why do you go no fishing by the way. You just said you barbecue you relax, you talk. And we don't have to go into details of what you talk we'll leave that at your imagination is man can can work out what he's talking about.
But we all know men get together and where does the mind run? So you said you talk it's socializing you chit chatted and if you get a fish it's a bonus. A believer needs to bond with is great. I love chatting with my love. And if he answers that's a bonus. That's a bonus. Sometimes we make our draw, almost like we dictating to Allah almost like we dictate into Allah. Allah has no obligation, no compulsion, our job is to beg and we continue to beg, and the tone must be begging the demeanor mercy of a beggar, the humility the costumers be of begging, so we beg we beseech and we employ Allah wa salam o Selamat and abena Mohammed. He was happy to hear from me