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Your Story in The Quran
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This course was designed to get us to think a little more about the concept of an unnamed person. So a reference in the Quran to someone or to something, so that we are not always focused on just names, right so that we're not chasing after credit, or fame or thinking that a legacy necessitates being known to the people, so long as you are known to Allah subhanaw taala. And your name is mentioned across the heavens by the angels, and you are sincere with Allah subhanaw taala. This is the pursuit that is most lasting This is the pursuit that has eternal fruits and returns. And for the last 29 days, the stories that you heard of the stories that you covered, the stories you've
explored and reflected on of unnamed individuals in the Quran, were Al Hamdulillah, stories of benefit for all of us, stories of individuals who are righteous, and good, and a few examples of people who were referenced and they were people of evil life and when they didn't lead on. And with all the stories that you've heard, there's one story we have not yet covered. And it is your story in the Quran. And what does that really entail? We know our names are not mentioned in the Quran. But the traits and the characteristics of the believers are the traits and the characteristics of the people of Jannah are mentioned in the Quran. And eventually, one of these stories will fully
manifest in terms of its beginning, its middle and its end, its beginning has already started you are here and a loss of power that is giving you this opportunity. And it's middle is as you depart from this world and you take your final deeds with you and your soul moves on to the next life, you're going to experience a number of things in that state of an Barossa on the day of judgment. And then there is the end, there's the finale, The finale does not give you a chance to come back to this world, and to do and to finally listen and to finally obey. Rather the finale is a result of what you chose to do with the beginning in the middle of your story. And we hope and we pray all of
us who are here, and all of us who have been attending these classes, and all the Muslims around the world. The our story in the Quran, in terms of the traits and the characteristics is the story of the people of jinn. The story of the people who keep trying is the story of the people who are going after the most expensive thing possible, Jana, it is the story of the believers who worship Allah subhanaw taala here without ever seen him. It's the story of the believers who in this world are staying strong in times of hardship and calamity wasn't always easy. It's the story of those who come to Allah subhanaw taala with sincere hearts. The question is, are we making this our story? Are
we allowing ourselves to be a part of the story that is being referenced in the Quran, and the believers have all the experiences that they have of passing away and being welcomed into Glad Tidings into a much better place by the angels. A latter half of 1000 were actually will be Jannetty let you continue to add to the story of this believer, there's the one who dies and the angels of Mercy welcome them, have no fear, no sadness, but the Jannah that you were promised before glad tidings of the gender you were promised before. The fast journey on the Day of Judgment, shade, and relief, ease and protection, the home of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, the crossing over a
sloth with ease with the light of faith, the light of iman, the area of waiting on bottom right before entering Paradise, and then entering genuine praising Allah subhanaw taala and turning to one another, and talking to the people of Jenna talking about the experiences you had in this world may last Repatha grant us all the highest levels of Jana along the mean. So what is the story of the believer in this world so that we can make it to our story so that we can be a part of that story? They worship Allah subhanaw taala here, they were obedient to Allah subhanaw taala here, they worshipped him without seeing him but they saw his signs all around and within
the believers are those whose story is referenced in this ayah in the Quran, in which Allah subhanaw taala says
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But they hold on. That's the story. That's the story of the believers. The story of the believers is that they believe in the promise of a loss of kind of who what Allah. Allah subhanaw taala tells us her the two are doing and equally, being happy. This is what you were promised, for whom, for every repentant keeper, keeper of what your covenant your promise with Allah, the oft repentant. A Love is the one who keeps returning to God, the One who falls off the straight path and immediately returned back to Allah subhanahu wa taala Is this your story that you keep repenting that you keep trying that you never give up? That you protect your promise to Allah subhanaw taala when you testify, less
to be robbed, decompile rubella we all testify? Are we keeping that promise to Allah? Are you keeping your covenant to Allah subhanaw taala the story of the believers is a story in which Allah subhanaw taala says Men Hayashi or or man or being an ally eBay job,
being upon being Mooney, would you hope to have in Salah
that he came home to the one who fears Allah subhanaw taala middle of life not seeing him, which I'll be calling me money and they came with a repentant, soft and humbled hearts. Allah says to them, intergender in peace, this is the day of eternity that they are forever the day in which there is no day after that. So the story in the Quran that you want to make your story is that you're holding on to your submission towards Allah subhanaw taala and your worship of Allah until your last breath. It is the story of racing constantly. When you hear Allah subhanaw taala commanding you and telling you what Cerebro ILA Melfi ranting mirror Rob being Kumar janati Knodel boo inaudible has
some hour to one. Or I don't know, you know, totally, and race, race race. Is this your story? Are you racing race towards forgiveness from your Lord and a paradise as vast as the heavens and the earth? It was prepared for an motorically the one who fasted Ramadan has been the one who prays pm has been the one who is doing acts of worship, regardless of whether or not people see them as tough while they are mindful of Allah subhanaw taala Are you racing to Jannah? Or are you racing towards something worldly? Are you really passionate about the forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala. In this ayah the mouthfeel is mentioned first, the forgiveness of Allah is mentioned first. So what is your
story? You look at the traits of the believers mentioned throughout the Quran. And you want to make sure as simple as these characteristics are that they are characteristics you are living upon. Make them your traits make this your life. That is how you are choosing the story that you want to see when you look back. You want the story of the people of success that people have Janna. Here we have eight characteristics we'll cover very quickly in sha Allah, eight characteristics mentioned in solitude marriage. So that will now adage a 19, may Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless you all, for those who want to follow along, can open up quran.com Follow along, as 19 Last would have hotels in
in Santa Holly upon Hulu. Indeed, mankind was created with the potential to be impatient. This means what there is a trait of potentially becoming impatient and rejecting the truth. And there's also the trait of accepting goodness, consistently, either Messiah who Sharon Jesu, that when he's touched with evil, he's distressed. We're either
here or Manu. And he's touched with goodness, when Allah blesses this person they withhold. So are we talking about something good or bad here? No, we're talking here about some of the evil traits of people who have no patience, no morality, we're talking about the people of breed, that when they're given something difficult as a test, when they're given a difficult test, they become very distressed and distant from Allah, and that when they are given something good, they become very stingy, they hold back, they don't share with others, they don't give to the poor, they don't use their wealth for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. But then Allah says there's an exception, a
characteristics pay attention, because you want to make sure you are amongst them and that this is your story. Elon mousseline, except those who pray Alladhina humara Salah T him.
E moon, consistently performing their prayers. So there is no laziness, no love of ease and comfort, no occupation or interest that hinders them from being punctual with their prayer. The prayer here meaning on its time Alladhina Humala Salah team, the Imam they are consistently praying their five prayers, they're not praying one prayer or two prayers and saying, oh, tomorrow pray my five prayers when I become more religious when I have less work when I have less responsibilities when I have less studies. Oh, I'm I'm just a busy person. Oh Subhanallah there's there's so many examples of stories we know of people today who work some of the most difficult
All jobs, and they always find time to pray takes five minutes they always find the time to pray the humble family in Allah and one will ha we're in point, the most beloved deeds to Allah the Most Beloved. So you want to know how do I become the most beloved, the most beloved deeds to Allah are those that are most consistent. Even if they are few. Brothers and sisters, we are bidding farewell to Ramadan, this Ramadan will never return again, this particular Ramadan will never return again. We had our opportunity. We had our moments, you want to make sure that you are sincere to Allah in your claim and your pursuit of being accepted. Because you cannot see behind the scenes of whether
or not there's full acceptance. So what do you do as a believer you keep trying, you keep trying, you keep trying. You remain consistent long after Ramadan. The first characteristic you want to ask yourself, Is this your story? Are you being consistent with your prayer? Is this your story? And if not, don't fret, don't become paralyzed with fear. Start acting today start intending right now, the year Allah I'm going to change today, I'm going to be consistent with every prayer moving forward. Consistency in their prayers, by the way, is the very first thing Allah mentions in this passage. Next, what levena Fie, Murali him have
you and those who give a rightful share of their wealth, or rightful share of their wealth, Allah Subhana Allah says, this
evening one of them a home to the beggar and to the poor, to the one who is prevented to the one who is in need. So ask yourself again, is this your story? Do you have a share of your wealth that you know you're always giving for the sake of Allah, you're always giving to causes you're always giving, for those who are poor, one lady now you saw their phone or video with the in and those who firmly believe in the Day of Judgment, brothers and sisters, we can all say right now, we believe in the Day of Judgment, your belief in the Day of Judgment should cause you in your actions, to do something that reflects your belief meaning what you should see the effect of being someone who
believes in the afterlife and the Day of Judgment through your actions. So one scholar put it as such in the following way. The most of the evil you see people committing in the world, if not all is because they do not truly believe in that moment, that they are going to return to Allah that they don't have a strong belief that they could die at any moment to be resurrected for accountability. It's because people are heedless and neglecting life after death. Your entire life changes when you really truly believe in the day of judgment, because the devil gains a victory over people who disbelieve in it or they are heedless of it and society starts to become corrupted. With
heedlessness towards the day of judgment, crimes increase immorality spreads arrogance and oppression becomes the norm, where people are now being oppressed. And we have to constantly talk about social justice issues. Why? Because there are people who do not care about life after death, because there are people who are evil and greedy and arrogant and oppressive. And sometimes it's individuals and sometimes it's nation states.
And there's also the pursuit of a dunya the pursuit of this life instant gratification wanting desires, what to be the main primary mission in life. The believer is the opposite of this, one of the you know, your Sunday is gonna be on Monday. Do you believe in life after death? We say yes. Do you see it in your actions? Do you firmly see it in your actions, that at any moment your afterlife could begin. So you're always preparing and building for a much better home and always building something greater? What leadin me nada, bing, bing him, mush philippou And those who fear the punishment of their Lord, in the beginning ye Rona, more. They know that none should feel secure
from the punishment of their Lord. Brothers and sisters, these ideas right here should cause us to have the right balance. There are sometimes there are Muslims who misunderstand the concept of fear. So they become paralyzed by it and everything becomes harsh and negative and fear. Now there's a right balance in Nevada about not being molested or not known. No one should feel secure while they are alive, meaning you should keep working for the Mercy of your Lord. So the believer who has a fear men are who have been washed up upon the story of that believer. The story of that believer is that the fear of the punishment in the next life keeps them in this life productive. They're
deterred from disobeying Allah. So fear here the healthy fear of Taqwa is that which prevents you from disobeying Allah, a healthy fear is the type that prevents you from disobeying Allah subhanaw taala, because you want security in the next life. In fact, in addition to that, there is a promise from Allah subhanaw taala that the slave of Allah will not have two fears one in this life and in the next life, the one who has that fear that's mentioned in this I must be a boon. I have 27 The one who has fear of the Day of Judgment while they're alive here in this world.
A promise from Allah you will not have fear in the next life. That day that you talk about that frightening day, the day of judgment. When we ask people how do you feel when you think about the Day of Judgment, many people say afraid is such a fearful day. It is while you're here in this world, the believers, those who are sincere those who follow this idea, whose story is mentioned in this verse, promised from Allah, they will not be afraid on that day. Yeah, Eva de la hopeful Aliko Neoma wanna and 2000 they will not be afraid on that day. And it's very important for us to have the right balance of fear. So you never lose it. You're always moving forward towards Allah and hope for
His mercy you Never Lose Hope in the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala you're always moving forward, what drives you is the love of Allah. So now we've mentioned a number of characteristics. Keep asking yourself every one of these traits. Is this your story? Is this your story in this world that you want to see unfolding in the next life in terms of its results? Let's move on Allah subhanaw taala says what levena who only four oh gee him have fugu Illa Allah as YG him
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whom will do this next characteristic? Well, Edina only follows him happier than those who guard their chastity except with their wives. Oh, my Malik de man, um, this was applicable back then are those in their possession? They are free from blame, meaning What's that a person is guarding their chastity a person is protecting themselves, then a feminine will tell her what you can offer or I can come without you. Okay, we're living today, in a day and age in which nobody who's listening to this right now, all 135 people who are here live and those who listen to this recording leader can testify because if you have access to the internet, and to any form of media in the world today, you
can testify and you can observe that in many parts of the world. In many parts of society. There are different forms of immorality that have become normalized in some places through some entertainments through movies and TV shows, aside from just adultery and nudity, aside from the things that even lead to actions in which people are violating the rights of Allah subhanaw taala and refusing to learn their chastity. You have of course the reality here that the transgressions are spreading and are increasing. And many people will look at that and say under Haram is so much in our times, focus on what is permitted. Focus on what is Hana and pray to be guided to it and avoid anything that
leads to the prohibition, ask Allah Subhana Allah for both and to satisfy you with what is permissible. You are allowed to have a desire but it's channeled towards something that is permissible in action. And if there's a thought or a desire itself, that is not permissible. You want Allah subhanaw taala to purify your heart. So ask him for purification, and seek that which will help you get closer to the thing that is the thing that is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala question is, Is this our story? The story of the believers, when society starts to lose its morality and its modesty? Do you hold on to your modesty? Do you hold on to it and the steps that lead to
modesty? Or do you allow all the doors are shaped on to open up May Allah protect us all the doors that lead to what's the loss of morality, the loss of modesty, the loss, the loss of certain guidelines between men and women, the loss of protecting lineage, the loss of one night stands and all of this along with Stan, what happens to people when they start to fall into these traps, and the number of children who are killed or rather aborted before they're even born, the number of lives that are taking the number of diseases that are spread the number of children who don't even know their parents, the number of children born out of wedlock as well who grew up with the
struggles and it affects them and the cycle moves on and on and on. There's a lot of evil that comes from this loss of health and gave us a way to channel our desires in a healthy manner. When Ladino Henry Ford OG him have people in the Allah subhanaw taala protect us. Is this our story moving on a 30 to one leadin only to him Where are the hem raw who the faithful are also those who are true to their trust and their covenants their promises? You make promises between people there are many promises. We don't want to be amongst those who say yes in sha Allah and they never mean it. No, we are not inshallah Tada in sha Allah Tala ever amongst the Muslims, who say in sha Allah and don't
actually mean no. When you offer something and promise something and commit to something, be true to that trust be true to that covenant. When you are entrusted with something you hold on to it. When you are keeping a promise you are preserving it with all of your effort and your energy. When there is a secret that is told to you don't pass it around to other people. When you have a conversation with someone you recognize by default, I should not share anything unless they permit me to. So you're not just going around and spreading all the things that basically you have come across or heard so that you are not amongst those who violate their trust.
May Allah make us a people of trust, or no tear that everyone should keep in mind, if there is no trust, if this is not an important characteristic, if people don't have objective morality from Allah subhanaw taala. And this is not something they think about what happens to society or families, what happens to husband, wife, if they can even trust each other, they can't even have a covenant between or amongst one another. What happens to friends and business partners and those working for organizations or even governments? Right? Trust in society is necessary. Here. There's also a trust between you and Allah subhanaw taala, your ad, your ad, your covenants your pledge to
Allah subhana wa, tada, it is crucial that you're consistent with it, and you guard it and you protect it. And sometimes that will require you to be the one who looks odd when your family starts talking about someone else, or asking about something else that they should not ask about. And you say, I don't want to talk about that, or I don't really feel like talking about that. Or I'm not allowed to talk about that. Or this is a trust and I have to take the trust seriously, or your family starts to open up to you about something they should not be sharing with you. And you say, I don't know. Are you sure they're okay with you sharing this with me? Are you sure they permitted you
to share this with me? That you are always having a high standard of trust, especially when society starts to lose it? May Allah subhanaw taala protect us all along? I mean, again, is this your story? Next characteristic, while Edina whom be shahada to him on a moon, and those who are honest in their testimony, or when you testify to something that you're speaking the truth? So you're not concealing evidence, you're not changing something for selfish motives, even if it's against yourself or your family? You are required to be a person of justice, be a person of justice, regardless of who is on the other side? Is this your story? Or do you find yourself emotionally reacting to situations and
siding with people based on the notion of loyalty? Or are you somebody who's constantly going back to what is pleasing to Allah? subhanaw taala. And then finally, the last characteristic here, what Lavina who Nadal sada de mujer, ha, fugu. And those who are properly observant of their prayers, you have the law and they protect their prayers. What does this mean? The very first characteristic in this passage Trait number one, what was it? Trait number one was about prayer, consistency in prayer. The very last trait that's mentioned here that you want to make sure it's part of your story. You have consistency. And now you have protection of your prayer. What does that mean to
protect it, you have your own, it's not just protecting it in terms of the time of the day, protecting in terms of consistency that was mentioned already. Now here you're protecting it in terms of what the actual content of the salada for sure, in some that you are being mindful in prayer, mindful prayer. That's something that you want a child to Allah plug writer for the course whoever wants to chime in on that you are protecting your Salah, you are protecting your Salah, you're protecting your salon, two of the eight characteristics mentioned here, about the righteous about the believers have to do with the prayer which tells you about the value of Salah, which tells
you about how important prayer is May Allah subhanaw taala keep us consistent and allow us to protect our prayers and guard your Salah guard your Salah you were created for it. You were created to pray to Allah, You were created to call upon Allah through the salam. So yes, be consistent, but don't rush. Sometimes a Muslim will say Al Hamdulillah at least I'm praying my five prayers Alhamdulillah next step forward. Are you fulfilling this characteristic? characteristic number eight? And number 34? Yes, you are consistent 100. And now move forward. You want to make sure every prayer that you're praying you're not rushing out of it? Why are you running away from Allah? What
are you running back to? Are you running back to an dunya which will leave and will depart will not follow you to the grave and Allah is ever leaving and how you and for you waiting for you to turn to him. There's not really a respectful thing to do when you're praying to rush away from Allah. Some people mashallah are so respectful when it comes to job interviews when it comes to meeting someone for the very first time. So so many people when they're meeting, let's say an interviewer, they're sitting, they're polite, they're dressed a certain way. They're kind, they're casual, they're cool. They're professional. They're attentive, that's for sure. They're not distracted. Imagine you're in
job interviewing. You're like,
yeah, yeah, I'm I'm really interested in this job. Yeah, that's cool.
Yeah, how much are you offering me? That's not enough? What? Nobody would do that. La ilaha illa Allah Lahoma Stan, and yet that's what some people do with salah. And much worse than that. It's not for a few minutes. It's the entire prayer. Brothers and sisters, one of the best advices the Prophet sallallahu Sallam gave to a man who came and asked for nausea. When you stand to pray for solid solid what they pray as though you are bidding farewell pray so this is your farewell salah. This is our farewell session here for Ramadan. 360 For many people, it is our farewell moment in Ramadan. Some of you are ahead of us in time and hamdulillah May Allah bless you. How did you pray your last
time we How do you pray your last year when people are doing pull off for Hajj. What are they doing the very last thing
You have to do before you leave Mecca how often wonder farewell and I assure you almost every single year I've gone with my groups people are telling us the same exact thing that because it's the last one because it's the last fear well pull off. Now I'm putting all my heart into your luck Sofia Allah accept the Allah accept the day of our last moments. What are people saying y'all Allah accept my dua to Allah accept my dua to Allah accept my dua.
Are you the same with your Salah? Everyone who died before you, every brother and sister who passed away before us had a final salah?
Did they know it was their final prayer? And if they did, would they have prayed with more for sure. Don't live upon a habit that you will regret when you die. Do not live upon a habit that you will regret when you die. Do not live upon a habit that you will regret when you die. If there's something you don't want to see in your record on the Day of Judgment, then abandon it today. Have it erased today by turning back to Allah subhanaw taala. And when you stand when you start that salah, remind yourself, I am speaking to a loss of panel data, Allah speaking to me, Allah is responding to me. I'm making dua to Allah, I was created for this. So let me give it its full right?
Protect the Salah, you will take so much delight out of it. May Allah bless and reward all of our brothers and sisters around the world for the ability to have kosher and follow along. I mean, of course brothers and sisters, when you have children running around and you have distractions in the masjid, and so on and so forth. It's not always going to be easy. So the command here will be what fedtech Will law hi mr. Popham fear Allah to your greatest capacity be mindful of law as much as you can. You'll get used to eventually to try to focus within your capacity inshallah to Allah and you'll still have the noise and the distractions run long. Mr. So eight characteristics mentioned
here, the first and the last of these eight are about prayer. It is the first thing you'll be asked about in the Day of Judgment, it will determine how much shield and a protection we'll have on that day of Salah or Salah is one of the last things the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam told us about told his ummah about the prayer, the prayer.
Is this your story? Is this your story? Are you protecting your Salah in terms of its for sure, are you protecting in terms of mindfulness consciousness attentiveness to Allah to the DUA that you make. If you feel you know that this is an interesting cycle, if you feel like you're not getting anything out of your prayer, so you're just you know, finishing a burden or checking off something you feel like I have to pray I have to pray after because you get it out of the way. It's because you're rushing out of Salah. If you want to enjoy the Salah and give it its right, you'll start to look forward to it. It may take some time to force the nerves, the nerves the wants to rush back to
other things. It may take some time, but you are in control, you are in charge of your nerves. Don't let your nerves control your salon, you are in charge of your salon, and you control your nefs eight characteristics brothers and sisters, if we fulfill these eight characteristics, and I'll mention very quickly inshallah Tada number one, consistency in performing prayers. Number two, giving a rightful share of your wealth, meaning you're always giving in charity. Number three, you firmly believe in the Day of Judgment. So it shows in your actions the way you treat your parents, your spouse, your children, your neighbors, Muslims, non Muslims, you believe you can die at any moment.
That way you treat your acts of worship, the rights between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala you firmly believe in the Day of Judgment. Number four is to have a fear of the punishment of the Day of Judgment. And so when you have that fear when you have that fear when you have that fear, it is a healthy type of fear prevents you from having fear while you're standing on the Day of Judgment. Number five is to guard one's chastity in a time in a day and age like this, when all morality is out the window, modesty is gone in many of the things that are produced today. And there's there is an objective from people like that, to try to take away modesty from those who are still holding on
to it to try to desensitize Muslims to lose slowly different elements of higher until there's nothing left in society of higher May Allah protect us all on that I mean, number six, those who are true to their trust and their covenants, be truthful, be trustworthy, be honest, number seven, in your testimony. And finally, number eight, to properly observe and protect your soul. Protect the thing that's precious to you. Imagine standing on the day of judgment, and your Salah comes in the form of let's say a man or the form of shade or in the form of protection or light. Your Salah comes to protect you, your Salah consumed. It's a very weak, feeble, fragile person and you're like why?
Why can't you protect me more? Well, you didn't protect your soul either to take care of your soul in this world. How do you expect it to be gone for you in the next life? By protecting your prayer in this world you are guaranteeing and protecting the quality of your shield on the Day of Judgment for the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam said the one who guards is prayer in this world meaning the obligatory prayers has a guarantee to be protected in the next life. And the one who does not guard their prayer in this world. His or her prayer in this world does not have a guarantee in the next life. You want that guarantee. You want that shield
You want a quality shield and trauma Data Guard your salon now so that it will guard you later Bard your prayer in this world it will guard you in the next life by the will and the mercy of Allah subhana wa Tada Is this your story? These eight characteristics? Do you find yourself looking at these eight and saying you know what, every single one of these I have mastered at Hamdulillah 10 out of 10 If there is a gap, if there's a need to improve in any of these, then work towards that inshallah Tada give yourself a reading grade for yourself in sha Allah to Allah, give yourself some kind of grade and tell yourself in sha Allah Tala, I have a journey, but I'm working towards it and
I'm consistent. And that's the most important thing you may not have a five or a six or seven or even a 10 in any of these you might even be at level two or three in some of these, you have to start somewhere right, you have to take the first step to climb that staircase to climb that ladder to climb that mountain, you can just jump to level 10 So start where you are, start with your journey inshallah Tada today, Ramadan is ending but Allah subhanaw taala is Ever Living, Ramadan is departing but Allah is the Lord of all time, the creator of time the Lord of all months. So we want to continue regardless of where you are in your journey be consistent in growth be consistent and
becoming closer to Allah month after month and year after year. So that in Charlottetown if you are if you are given life to next Ramadan if you have life, next time alone by the will of Allah subhanaw taala that we look back and say I grew in the last year, I learned in the last year I became more consistent in last year, may Allah subhanaw taala grant us that consistency. Okay. Here's the beautiful part of the story, eight characteristics with details and that is a story that requires a lot of effort, maybe for 70 years, 100 years, 20 years depending on how much life someone was given. And then the end result what is it all
you can feed in
from they will be honoured with various types of pleasures and delights they are going to be honored in paradise in the gardens of Jana. That's it this one is summarizes the entire finale of that story. Eight characteristics Jana forever hard work in this life Janna forever striving and never giving up keep keep trying going back to Allah subhanaw taala Jana forever. Well, like it's worth it for us to be patient and to work hard for 1000 years just to enter gender for one hour. One step into one erases a lifetime of memories of pain and struggles and hardships. What about an eternity of returns? Eight characteristics. The law promises you agenda forever. Can you imagine? Can you
someone entering Jannah and looking back and saying you know what? The story that I had in a dunya of these eight characteristics and I was attending Ramadan 360 And I was consistent with mycelium and protecting my salah and giving charity all the time. I regret it I regret working hard preparedness Can you imagine someone saying that? Of course not. If there could be a regret it would be that we did not do more. It would be that we didn't reach a higher level of agenda. It would be that we didn't try harder out of love for Allah subhanaw taala The question is all these things that we're doing for us to remain inshallah Tada motivated and consistent long after Ramadan. We want you
to think about the notion of pollun or sorry a word is like acceptance. We want to know Yeah, Allah did you accept this from me? Was my Ramadan accepted you worship Iman and mighty serve and you hope for the reward. You can't lose that hope. How do you channel this feeling? This bittersweet feeling of Ramadan departing for the rest of the year. We'll do this with one story in shallow time. One story in shallow talent one story but in the lighter
it is that you continue to raise to do good because you don't know that it's accepted. So it tells me the report's story of a shuttle the Alana, she asks about a specific idea of the Quran that describes the believers where Allah subhanaw taala says, well, lady now you tune
tongue what boo boo boo Margiela tune.
Isla be him Raj, you know, and those who whatever good that they do. They do it with their hearts fearful knowing that they will return to their Lord. So people are doing good deeds mentioned in this area, but their hearts are in fear what Jilla knowing that we want to return to Allah. So Aisha Radi Allahu anha she asked the Prophet salallahu Salam are these people who drink alcohol and steel meaning are these people who commit major sins mentioned here that they're afraid. Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam said no daughter of us deal with our kingdom Alladhina Yasu where you saloon waiters on the whole Omaha Hoonah Allah you've been a minion. They are the ones who fast and pray
and give in charity, but they fear that their deeds will not be accepted from them. What's the end result? How do they channel that emotion and that fear will
equal the you know you sir, your own finger rod
This is mentioned in the Hadith. What's the Prophet slicin encoding? The thing of Allah subhanaw taala Willa Iike you said your own effing highroad while hula has been to hula aka said you want to fill Hi Ron, welcome Allah has said the whole and they're the ones who raised to do with these always taking the lead always excelling beyond others fasting after Ramadan fasting and Chawan remaining consistent. You know a lot of people ask a lot of people asked me this question, why do I feel they asked Why do we feel in the Milan, the sweetness, we feel like we can do more we feel so motivated. One of the main reasons that many people overlook it's not only because you're praying
more, you can pray more throughout the year and you will feel better about it inshallah. Tada. It is because yes, you're fasting as well. It's because you're giving charity hamdulillah but one of the main reasons people overlook is that they are listening to more reminders, classes, programs, absolutely community, that they are connected with others in the OMA and so it is from the blessing of Allah subhanaw taala. Think about this, that Ramadan is limited to one month of the year rather than being told you can choose any other time of the year to fast your 30 days. So everyone's fasting whenever they want. Can you imagine everyone's fasting the Ramadan 30 days that they Oh,
anytime that they want? No, it is from the Mercy of Allah that the entire OMA has to fast at the same time. It's a designated time. It's a designated time line, there's a benefit in the collective, there's a benefit in worshiping together. There's a benefit in fasting knowing that the rest of the Ummah is fasting, or at least for the rest of them is experiencing Ramadan, praying, Cleon working fast together, giving more charity, it is from the blessing of Allah that it's all limited to this one month Alhamdulillah so you want to make sure long after Ramadan, there is some element of concern. So you're asking Allah safma Ramadan, and I will remain consistent with the collective with
the things that brought me to the community were the things that kept me consistent in learning that most people underestimate the amount of benefit they take from knowledge in Ramadan. It's because you're listening to more reminders and when the reminder hits your heart, what do you do, you tend to feel more motivated, you tend to do more, you tend to feel better, you tend to taste the sweetness of iman during that moment. Knowledge is light, knowledge is power, knowledge is crucial knowledge is a shield. We are in need of constantly connecting with one another long after Ramadan departs so that we continue getting closer to Allah subhanaw taala and asking him for acceptance.
And there are so many ways to do that. Of course, this is our finale here. This is the final session for Ramadan 360 at hamdulillah from Al Hamdulillah that we were able to gather for it with so many remarkable brothers and sisters all around the world tuning in so many of you who are consistent so many of you who made of hamdullah friendships and brotherhood and sisterhood so many people interacting so many people with their mashallah sense of humor displayed to everyone else. Alhamdulillah so many awesome engagements and hamdulillah Alhambra May Allah bless our entire online except from all of us. While Ramadan 360 is going to end today for 2022 the classes that we have the
programs that are offered, the collective that we have the community that is there, Al Hamdulillah does not end, your local community does not end your seeking of knowledge online also does not end there's a lot more to come and show a long time. So keep moving forward seeking knowledge asking Allah for blessings asking Allah for acceptance and remembering that the DUA that you make is crucial to your journey to your story. Brothers and sisters. Is this your story? Is this the story of someone looking back on the Day of Judgment at their life in a dunya and saying you know what, with everything that we experienced, I attended classes, I attended programs, I stayed connected to
brothers and sisters whose faces you've never seen and you will not see maybe until the day of judgment. And as you're thinking about your story, you're looking all the characteristics that you had. And you want to make sure in shallow Tana, that you're living the story you're making you're forming of the story by the mercy of Allah, by the will of Allah that you're choosing where your adventure goes right Choose Your Own Adventure, go for it. Choose the adventure that leads to gender. Choose the adventure that leads to the pleasure of Allah. Choose the adventure that protects your prayer so your prayer will protect you in the next life by the mercy and will of Allah subhanaw
taala choose knowledge beneficial knowledge will make your path to gender your story to gender much easier your adventure to paradise much easier. Allah subhanaw taala promises now and there are many ways to do that. And many brothers and sisters are constantly asking constantly asking, What are we going to do with them along 360 ends? How can we stay connected as a community, Hmong after Ramadan? There are so many opportunities with another institute and hamdulillah so many classes that are being offered so many classes that are coming up. If so many different programs and platforms Alhamdulillah you can benefit from specifically since of course here we are at another institute. I
can say that Alhamdulillah we have a number of programs coming up this year. Aside from the ones that are continuing there is yes Joseph McLennan faith essentials there's Quran revolution. We've seen brothers and sisters enter Quran revolution and then the second third fourth level martial law
on select complete progress at hamdulillah yes we will all miss being here as well. We have a number of courses coming up. So if you can inshallah Tada take advantage of the different programs it will benefit you one of the best ways to do that and just have money and attend Xena as well another opportunity is the all access pass the all access pass from what I understand you basically have access to the courses that will be released for the next year basically until next Ramadan and we meet for Ramadan 360 Take all the classes that you can inshallah to add and in a sense, this will force us to challenge Allah as students of knowledge. It forces us when we sign up for something
like this and all access pass and who invest in your Acura you're investing in something like this. What are you really doing you're investing in something that will force you pressure you because you put in you put in the time you put in the money so now you say what I want to continue inshallah Tada by taking these classes, take the courses we've seen people change throughout these classes and hamdullah and grow and learn and benefit from all walks of life and all across the world that hamdulillah brothers and sisters May Allah subhanaw taala bless you all and accept from you and reward you and may Allah subhana make us among social consistently seeking beneficial knowledge
Allahumma Amin Allahumma Amin what I'm going to going to be doing Chautala I will be handing the virtual mic back to sister Hello Joseph McClendon, and then I will actually have to continue with Quran reflections after this so I'm doing the final Quran reflection session with a closing dua bidding farewell to Ramadan and asked me Allah for acceptance for all of us in our brothers and sisters around the world is up mafia, Jews that Kamala Harris shifts and a man honey insha Allah will give him but a five minute break or not even a little less than that inshallah just so that you guys can take a breather as well and so how that was such a beautiful way to bring us back into Thai
and the lessons learned from this past Ramadan. Inshallah I'm really looking forward to that though I'm not sure if you guys have kept up with cinnamon as the as the RE again but mashallah, they are an unforgettable experience in Ramadan. So I'm glad that you guys will get a chance to experience it as we close off Ramadan. 360. Just a couple of reminders, mashallah chefs and men referenced a lot of different elements of the Muslim community, we can't even list them all. Because of how Allah we lose count. Even those in the staff were like we did we do that, or we did that. And we have somehow sometimes 20 at one month, I remember last year, we had nine the projects happening. At the same
time that we were nine zero, not one nine, that we were all working on an ad here, some development here, some improvements here and Hamdulillah. And it's the community here, that benefits that joins that shares that shows enthusiasm that, you know, subscribes to the YouTube channel that does every little bit that they can to show us that they're benefiting from the content that keeps us going, of course, versus with the will and the help and the support and the mercy of Allah. And then it's you guys that Hamdulillah we wouldn't be here 20 years later, this year is going to be a McRibs 20 year anniversary as an organization starting off just in basements and in small little gatherings, just
learning classes in person, and then developing as we did, and you guys have heard through a longer productions with online classes and virtual live classes from Milan, sorry, since COVID began. And then faith essentials. And then last year, we launched the All Access Pass community this year, we launched spring and haven't we just kept going and going and going to make sure whatever little aspect of the community wherever there's a need we can fulfill. So I want to thank you guys, especially those of you who joined and who were here present those who supported the emulator.org/productions campaign, which is still open if you guys want to use in some last few
words, it's still the link someone can show a drop in the chat is still open in sha Allah for those who want to support and then I do want to remind you guys because it's something that it always ends up being one of the hidden gems of the immigrant community and shift cinnamon did mention it as well the all access pass if you guys are looking for something that will take your Islamic knowledge journey to the next level and we'll just unlock every single opportunity every single bit of confusion or question that you want answered every single bit of access that you may not be able to have to your local scholars Alhamdulillah that pass is the be all end all and it's the ultimate kind
of VIP experience within the immigrant community. So I highly recommend if you guys have not yet already, or if you've not heard of it or you didn't have a chance to check it out especially as Ramadan is closing and you're trying to get keep this motivation going for the rest of the year and make sure that all the good things that you built it so that you know throughout this month all the things that you learn, it's like a snowball and you continue it in sha Allah I highly encourage you guys to join the community. There were many students that joined us for last fall Milan 360 who had never come across a mugger before and it was their first time and they were like super motivated and
they joined the All Access Pass and now mashallah they're like the you know the cornerstones of every movie of class like we wait we worry when someone's not present you know because they we know that every time they're going to be there with their cameras on like you know Sister Gina as you know others Masha Allah who are always on screen sister Siri, not that they're all access members but that they're so present that there's so integrated into the community, masha Allah so yeah, and hamdulillah it's well well worth it. I hope that you guys take an opportunity and join it and make that intention that you're gonna continue this journey in sha Allah for the rest of the year and
then come back into the next Ramadan being a completely different person that you came into this Ramadan for. So just like a look there for being with us. 100 live for this journey. Make sure that you
Do join us and if not for the past and make sure that you're keeping up with the rest of the classes, but this is your best opportunity to to to maximize every little bit of access that you can inshallah throughout the year and yes Does that give her we know Subhanallah I myself as a staff member, I'm just kind of like, you know, one little cog a tiny, tiny tiny portion of in this in this big machine of a Maghrib that keeps going Subhanallah there's staff members who you know, have so many sleepless nights you go through so much struggle just to make sure that they can make these programs available to you guys with in a timely manner that the page is ready and the checkout is
ready and this thing is working and this link is working and this shift you know makes a video and somehow they do so much behind the scenes so I encourage you guys please do keep them all in your the eyes because I feel guilty sometimes being the face of and getting all this praise and all this you know thanks when Subhanallah there's so there's a couple of dozen people mashallah who make these experiences possible and who give up so much of their own lives and their own about that to make sure that yours is improved and that you have access to the knowledge in a way that will benefit you the most. So may Allah accept from all of us me no but Allah means shift I want to pass
it back to you so that we don't miss any bit of Quran reflected that we got a nice juicy the I inshallah at the end of this session so we're gonna shift let's jump into our final Quranic reflective session deserve more fair and vertical of equal Smilla from the level salt or slam ala Rasulillah rather early he was suffering a woman whether male was practical, bless you all, all the students, all the staff, all the volunteers, all of our brothers and sisters who facilitate goodness illustrata Bless you and reward you alone. I mean, these are really important times that we are in in which people are in need of being connected to something that keeps them close to community, the
gym especially in this virtual time that we are in in which everything is emphasized virtually Subhanallah and people are cut off. Physically sometimes people don't even have a local Masjid a local community local friends, and they made better friends of Hello online than in person meaning they were able to find good companionship online and hamdulillah in some of our programs like this had to be a program we had many brothers and sisters handle a form like bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood. It's an ongoing weekly program with a mentor and a set number of students per class you'll hear more about it soon inshallah Tada as we reopen the first level again, we have amazing
students coming in from all over the world for all of these programs Ramadan 360, all access pass community faith essentials and hamdulillah so whatever you can commit to from now for the next year so that will help you in between Ramadan to Ramadan do so inshallah Tada and from the feedback that I've heard from many students, many of you here as well. It has been the all access pass because it kind of pressures you to join all these classes communicate with different students and instructors learn about different areas of Islam, so keep up the great work mashallah May Allah bless you on rewarding alone.
For and reflections This is the first session that I'm doing and it is the last session of the program and Hamdulillah I actually I requested this session and I was given permission from an instructor who had this before me May Allah subhanaw taala reorder, she switched with me it was also the Tamia meatless Fattah bless her I wanted the last session so that I could close off the program and also so we could have a closing Charlo Tana farewell to be delight Anna and I want us to turn to Surah two out of Surah seven and the passage that we are going to be covering I'm going to be asking you a number of questions inshallah Tada as we cover it is from verse 43 Onwards 43 to approximately
53 in JAMA, verse 43, of Surah
Surah seven verse 43 Surah seven verse 43.
And we will be inshallah Tada utilizing all the different skills you learn throughout Ramadan in this particular program, to reflect, Inshallah, to Allah so that we can take that final demonstration, a final push of today, and continue with it long after Ramadan Charlotta. So let's go ahead and get started with Isaiah 43 In short on one of the most uplifting and powerful verses in the Quran. Imagine, let's continue with the theme. Imagine this is your story. This is your story. This is your story by the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. So work for it. Allah subhanaw taala says when Zona fee so booty him in
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won't call handling the Lee
Kuan Lena daddy Hola, hola. And hada and Hola, Doc Khadija at Rasulullah. Bina bien. How were you new to Kuhmo engine 202 More Hobbema come to town and who? Allah subhanaw taala says about the people of Jana in terms of their story, we will remove any bitterness that they may have had in their hearts so the heart is purified when people enter Jannah no negative feelings, no grudges no jealousy, no envy, no pain, no anxiety, no shame, no guilt. No
have negative feeling whatsoever. Rivers will flow beneath their feet and they will say Alhamdulillah for once you imagine this is your story entering Janna and you're looking at the rivers next to your palace and your mansion. And then you think I wouldn't have been here if it weren't for along. And so then you say Alhamdulillah Hilary Medina, praise me to the one who guided us to this. Without Him we would not have been guided. The messengers of Our Lord certainly came with the truth. What is the truth here the message about Allah subhanaw taala about life after death, but the hereafter about Paradise, and then it will be announced to the people of Ghana. This
is the paradise that is awarded to you for what you used to do. Or if two more or if two more Bheema come to Tamil, okay, and this I have 43 I'm actually going to start off by asking a very general question. General reflections using the principles of Tebow that you started with I have gone through many of the sessions that you guys had having dinner with Chef side with the stereotype me with Dr. Mohan with Chef Walid as well and have seen the interactions and hamdulillah let's start off by seeing what we can implement generically from any of the principles of Tebow that you covered in this Ira here we'll open it up in shallow talent in a very general way and then we'll start to
hone in on specific speed and what do you see in this verse that causes you to think about something specific
make it personal. Okay. Make it personal to you absolutely. Which is which is perfect for the theme that we just covered in the last session Pamela write us your story. Make it personal to you. Excellent. In what sense? What else can we do in Charlotte Tiana feel free to raise your virtual hand free three to chat genitalia or unmute yourself what else? Virtual Jana
Okay. Guidance Okay. Let's hone in on guidance
thankful for being guided our story be successful because we follow the prophets teaching excellent negative feelings we have our erased okay so several of you have answered with wonderful and diverse reflections let's hone in on one specific thing right now inshallah Tata for hear from I think that's Minnesota. You comment the negative feelings we have are erased. How can we take that parts of the reward of the people of Ghana and benefit from it in a practical sense today
that the people have gender intergenic it's impossible for them now to feel anything ill or negative
okay, I'm Adam says all of this anger I feel for people around me will flow off me like a flowing river. Excellent.
Dr. Gina says that we would have been unable to guide ourselves but we are guided hems a wonderful, excellent. Forgive those who harness Okay, Freedom excellence.
Let go of anger and obey Allah wonderful. The Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala
So think about this.
You if one of the traits of the believers agenda is that they are not able to have negative feelings. And specifically here it's mentioned a little, little is not just a negative feeling. So I gave a general discussion or description of the people of Jen in terms of their hearts. We want to in this world focus on removing bitterness from our hearts, remove bitterness from the heart, remove bitterness from the heart while you're here. And now. In fact, I think you all know the famous story of the man the Prophet slicin said about him. He's a man of Jannah everyday walks into this man of gender even our best sorry, one of the companies that believes I'm gonna love and I'm gonna have the
US wanted to find out what is this man doing? Why is he a man of Jannah? So he stayed with him. You know, the story stayed with him for three days and nights. He tried to observe what's this man doing? What did the man do every day? What was it he was emptying his heart of grudges. He has no grudges in his heart towards others. Can you imagine because you're working on purifying your heart in this world. You're purifying your heart in this world towards everyone else. Now this is describing now, the state of the believers entering Jannah there's a link between the two. In fact, if you look here at tangerine, interacting Milan, how basically the rivers will flow near them
beneath their palaces and mansions, meaning all around them, they'll have the rewards of Jannah there's a purification that is symbolized here with an heart and with water in general, the concept of the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala the concept of reward This is the specific reward mentioned here. Did anyone ever read this idea and wonder why it starts off with the removal of bitterness in their hearts? And then the only reward that Joanna mentioned here is the rivers flowing beneath their feet. And then immediately what they're talking about how they are grateful to Allah subhanaw taala for being guided to the truth. Why is it the rivers here tend to remain intact even when and
how there's a cleansing, there's a purification, right? You want to purify your heart in this world. Brothers and sisters, you can't enter the month of Ramadan with grudges in your heart for somebody else and leave this month holding on to such grudges.
Holding on to bitterness. If not for them for your own sake for you for your own sake purify your heart, purify your heart, purify your heart, and you want Allah subhanaw taala to like completely encompass you with mercy and forgiveness. It's going to require us to extend beyond our comfort zone, sometimes people of the past who may have hurt us or harmed us and they're gone now, they moved on or something happened. For your own sake try to move on, try to be purified in this world before experiencing the purification of Jannah.
There is also a condition here, what is the condition? So here's to the board principle. Let's act upon it. Shall autopilot what is the conditional principle mentioned in this area?
What is the condition?
Excellent comments and feedback motional and sound excellent. Yeah. So when you intergender you go through a process purification being guided? Okay.
That's a very good guess solid.
We need a specific verbatim here that for specific phrases. Looking for a specific answer trivia question. Hmm.
No more trivia trivia nights a panel, I will announce the trivia gelateria in advance. The question is what is the condition that's mentioned in this if there is a condition? So those are descriptions? Those are correct answers.
Okay, if Allah had not guided us, we would not be guided excellence.
And yes, 10 Zero. Does that
be my quantum terminal? For what you used to do? This is the agenda that you were awarded, what is the condition that you did such and such and such for what you used to do now for the year at Rasulullah. Bina will help is a description Our messengers came with a message of truth is a description. Following the guidance is a description, knowing that you could not be guided with or without Allah subhanaw taala. This is important, and the last part of the ayah as well, Jana is promised to you you inherit paradise for what used to be my quantum terminal. Okay.
What is a, what is a means of taking this idea in a personal way, making it relatable to you and living upon? It's a general question here. What's the reflection you can take from this that you can implement aside from purifying our hearts towards other people in general?
And for anyone who wants to unmute themselves feel free to do so chances are you have both options.
or raise your virtual hand. Is that an option? Okay, raise a virtual hand when you want Inshallah, or type in the comments below.
What's one thing you can take for your life from this seeking Allah's guidance all the time? Excellent. So every day you're saying denotes a lot of stuff you're asking for reinforcement of guidance, right? Praise to Allah who guides just thanking Allah for guidance as well being grateful for in this life before the next line implement what is commanded while you're here and now and the condition with the response is that there is a genuine waiting for you. Following the guidance of the prophets excellent Masha Allah, make dua to Allah subhana wa Tada. This is only through him we can be guided Excellent. And in addition to this many people who abandon Islam, many scholars say
those individuals, individuals were not grateful for it. Here the believers are saying at hamdulillah and recognizing the reality that we are in need of Allah's guidance we are in need, Allah is not in need of us, we are in need of Allah subhanaw taala so we go to Allah subhanaw taala and with humility, we thank him in this life before the next slide. We thank him for being guided to Islam Hamdulillah he already had done at hamdulillah Allah nonmetal Islam excellent responses mashallah acknowledging that Allah guides whom He wills Allah's fulfillment of his promise to us. Excellent, excellent. Only Allah's pineal gland my heart to his guidance all big and constantly
keeping guided Excellent.
Long guys from meals will we are blessed to be part of the OMA of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam excellent
Okay, now this entire next passage if you are using a physical must have and you're not just using let's say something digital like quran.com You're seeing the the pages the mezzanine was half print, then this entire next page is a series of conversations and I want us to reflect on these inshallah Tada with the limited time that we have, I want us to reflect on these so we can take different elements inshallah Tada of today and implement them at night and look at a 44 for example, the very next verse, Allah subhanaw taala first tells us about the people of Jana entering Jana, inheriting paradise and right after that, when
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True. Have you found your Lord's promise to be true? They will respond Yes we have. And then a color will announce to both of them may Allah's condemnation be amongst or upon the wrongdoers of Dawn Amin who are the who are the wrongdoers the oppressors. They're the ones who basically oppressed themselves. Yes, desire can lead an Earth man, you beat us to it. This is a question that's not asked, looking for facts because the people of gender are in paradise. In a way it is. It is kind of like pushing that button and saying, Look, you made fun of us in a dunya you mocked us attacked us or pressed us killed many of us made us think that there is no afterlife made some of us doubt as
well. And now Allah's promise is true. Now we are here in Jana. Did you promise do you find your promise to be true the promise of your deities or your desires or your neffs? Do you find that promise to be true in the hellfire? Allah subhanaw taala when he tells us Atlanta to La He Allah morning in those who oppress themselves have chosen to oppress themselves. This is an oppression that they've chosen in this world. And yet, ironically, they're talking about oppression in society and social justice issues and many other things. And they're not they're not looking at the oppression that they are causing to themselves. What can we take from this that is relevant to us
We can link 43 and 44 and there's something practical we can take inshallah Tana, these are similar verses that are coming up. What's something relevant? How do you personalize this? Okay, steadfastness and truth. Don't allow people to shake you don't allow people to mock you and make you lose your faith. In fact, this is how some Muslims lose their Islam over time, they start to have an inferiority complex, right? They go online, they go to forums, they go to different subreddits they go to here and there and they see everyone talking about religion in the same way mocking it, attacking it. Oh, it's backwards. Oh, it's this Oh, it's that oh, you believe in that, oh, you're
believing something for 1400 years ago, they've come up with the most ridiculous arguments to make Muslims wonder. And now because they themselves are uncertain, they are unsure. Right? There's a Promise of Allah here.
To understand the religion as it is excellent.
proves that they heard the message of truth and knew that they will be punished and found it to be true. Excellent.
I may be losing out on some things in this life because of my religion, while others benefit in this life. In this verse, I'm I'm given what Allah promised me. Excellent. And sister, Miriam, I actually want to add to this wonderful reflection that you shared that sometimes to be very frank, sometimes it's the illusion of loss, like the illusion that we are losing something in this world. But then when we start to dig into the effects of many of the things that people do in this world, their loss pattern prohibited us from we find that there's actually a protection in that, so that we're not actually losing anything. Subhan Allah, the Promise of Allah is true. should hold firm in that
belief of the outcome, agenda or agenda, Mr. Excellent. Don't change for your own benefit. Once convinced of the truth, cope with all the insults and crisis that will follow Yes. When you accept Islam know that there will be people who insult people who mock people will try to make you wonder in doubts.
They showed excellent excellence, expand your knowledge of Islam so that you're not falling for these doubts and developing these doubts. Excellent. Allah is just when we follow the path of the lightest to our own benefit. Excellent. Don't put dunya in your heart. Excellent. Keep it in your hands. You're in control. Important time good company to keep your mind high. Absolutely. Change the religion to meet your own personal expectations? Yes, when people start to change Subhanallah I assume that's what you meant.
Okay. When people start to do that, they basically start to conform Islam to their desires rather than desires to Islam, from our pleading, so the main thing here, the Promise of Allah, the Promise of Allah, one of my favorite themes in the entire Quran is the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in the last day of 43 and mentioned I have 44 as well. And we found what Allah promised us to be true.
Think of the feeling
excellent example. Sr. million. I see what you're saying. Yes, we are going to be locked out of social gatherings and work opportunities, corporate opportunities, connections and networking. Because of these situations. You're absolutely right. May Allah bless you and reward you along with me.
This world is a mirage and hoping holding up the rope of Allah subhanaw taala is the only way to guidance. Excellent truth and Jana. Don't have bitterness in your heart. Someone treats you with this condemnation, know that Allah will punish them. Wonderful. Hold on to your faith. Hold on to your faith. Hold on to your faith. Do you believe the Promise of Allah that's what it is? The Promise of Allah. So in the month of Ramadan, I've given many examples of this. And anyone here who's attended Tafseer sutra room when I taught it earlier this year. For any of you who are attending, who remember that it was about the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala that was one of the
main themes is still not heard from the many others who are here. So we're talking about the Promise of Allah, the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala how often we think about it and deal with it on a daily basis. So when you're doing an act of worship, when you're about to pray,
pray, Amen and ratty seven, think about what there's a promise from Allah with the Salah, that I will be safe on the day of judgment that I will be guarded, there'll be protected, that this will benefit me that I will need this. When you read the Quran, there's a Promise of Allah when you're seeking knowledge, a Promise of Allah subhanaw taala will elevate your ranks and cause you to be forgiven and protect you and make gender easier for you. So there's a Promise of Allah in many things. Right and the devil comes to people try to make them wonder and doubt these promises. Allah subhanaw taala is telling you to persevere. You will see the results of that you will see the
results of that. Sister Semia says I'm sick of hearing you only live once. Excellent. Right? You only live once in a dunya and then you're resurrected eternally. Excellent. Jana is where the eternal vacation will be for you and your family. So a wonderful one of the scholars of the past was working so hard it's an ask them when will you relax will relax when we enter Jannah the believer truly relaxes in Jana. Excellent. And they're in shallow Tana.
You can enjoy all the vacations that you want. If you want to fly you want to teleport, you want to fight somebody else with like the biggest sword in general go for it. Yesterday, we had a Cleome at the masjid. Somebody asked this funny question.
If everyone in general has whatever they desire, what if two people desire the same thing, like somebody desires to have, like, I don't know, the biggest sword in general. And other person's like, well, I want the biggest sword engine who gets it, Allahu Allah is going to have to wait and find out Charlotta maybe whoever has a higher level engine, or maybe both of them will think they have the biggest sword in general. And there'll be happy hamdulillah they can find it off over their sister Miriam, go ahead, I see that you've raised your hand, we'd love to hear your comments and Charlotta.
Said and when they come, I just have one quick message. And that is I always go with anything worth having in this life is worth fighting for. So for example, if if you want a successful job, you have to work hard, you have to pass your exams. So everything that we implement in this life if we just apply it to the
to our kind of our final outcome in Sharla in general. That's kind of what makes me keep going. Don't know if I'm making any sense. Absolutely, absolutely. 100% and Subhan. Allah, may Allah reward you immensely for that. That's precisely what we are supposed to do. To link everything we're doing here to the destination, their decision here destination, their decision here in terms of what your actions, everything, you're sacrificing everything you do for the sacred was part of the hard work. It's not always easy. And by definition, it's hard. It's requires solid and perseverance. But there's an end result there. There's so worth it so keeps us moving forward. May Allah subhana
reward you that's a wonderful reflection. See, Sir Robert, your hand is up as well go ahead and
forgive me I'm kind of sick. So my voice is not that great. But
I just wanted to say I was recently listening to some Tafseer and the the Sheikh was saying that how this life is really the death and the next life is your eternal life. That's why they say late and fundamentally hayati because this isn't your life, your life is the next life life. So that's why you you say I wish I did something for my real life. Because that's your real life. This isn't your real life. So this is just kind of, you're just living as if you're dead, you're not really living.
It's the next life that you're actually living. So that just does have more hidden system rather than me lots of hands on branchial complete she fought along with me and and follow her brothers and sisters.
We know Subhanallah that people who reject life after death, when they finally are resurrected, and are being held accountable. Yes, they'll say this is my life now. Right? The whole reality in contemporary hierarchy. They'll refer to the afterlife as the true life. That's why the prophets analyzed and said there is no life except for the life of the hereafter. There's no true living, except for the living of the hereafter. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep our hearts attached to the eternal life, Aloma mean and so that we are productive in this world as well. As our earlier somebody mentioned situation, a wonderful comment here. There's a somewhat subliminal message to be
mindful of our company. I have 44 the companions of paradise are talking to the Companions of the Fire. So people with similar characteristics will be together. Absolutely. Joseph McClendon wonderful. That's why the collective the community companionship is so crucial in this life. Because it does help us in many different ways. And I know we all know this, just a reminder that we need to work together in sha Allah Allah may Allah subhanaw taala protect us and bless us Allahumma Amin, I see sister for fear has her hand up go ahead and shuffle
I also have a quick question. So I work in the mental health field and being a therapist and whatnot. There's also the individuals that I work with who are struggling with their religion who are like you know, always having doubts who actually
You may even have stopped in general practicing. So how do we support individuals like that? who are struggling with mental health at the same time struggling with their emotions, their religion? How do we support them so that they come back to the religion itself? Does that make sense to me, Allah bless you in your work and reward you for everyone that you help loving, I mean, in short, every case is different. Every case is different. As you know, of course, since there are a number of different potential mental illnesses, the responses and the treatments will be different. Some will be some will require psychotherapy, some will require work with a therapist, and some will require
simultaneous work with a therapist and with a scholar. So many of the cases that come to me or individuals who go to therapists and psychologists and at the same time, they have questions about, let's say, the problem of suffering. And I'll be very frank about this following point in many of the cases, when we treated the question of suffering and we talked about further and we talked about who Allah was, it impacted them positively and benefited them in many ways in terms of the other struggles that they had. So some, for some of these individuals, their sadnesses are their depression or many other things that they were experiencing, were linked to some issue that they had
with belief it was intertwined, it was not disconnected. And of course, there are other cases that are not like that. But I would say depends on the case depends on the individual we want them to travel to Allah to find the help that they need. If they have dealt it's been taken care of in one area for example, you might recommend them to Lighthouse mentoring with Sapiens Institute, sapiens Institute does this one on one counseling? When it comes to doubts I would recommend I would refer people to that inshallah Tada and they are all us also trained in counseling and they would recommend and refer people to psychologist if they are in need of that. Inshallah Tada so every case
is different in short, about a coffee from it's a wonderful question and the work that you're doing is really, really important to me last pattern at last you and reward you and all of your loved ones along that means is that promotion and product.
Let's move on to the next is Allah. So Allah subhanaw taala tells us about this conversation that begins and then you have what's a description? I have 45 and leadin I also want Duna surbey heywire guna Are you watching who whom Bill phenol, phenol? Those who Who Are they those who hindered others from the Path of Allah, they try to mislead others and they used to strive to make it appear crooked they disbelieved in the hereafter okay way of Hoonah I won't be naughty capital and they rejected belief in the ethical question to all of us here. What is the impact of belief in the asset or the belief that you have of life after death? How does it impact you in this world? How might it impact
you on a daily basis?
May Allah subhanaw taala rent to own accepted or either Lama Amin medical people for those who have to sister Dr. Gina go ahead and
I think I would be more grateful just in general just more grateful and wanting to like be more supportive of everyone else in my community. So you know, because to me, it feels like this is a team sport and we can all work together for Jana.
What's amazing Masha Allah bought a coffee from Desert Morocco and it's a wonderful reflection Subhanallah that the gratitude that we we can take from belief in the athlete or and knowing that we were created for a purpose, and that there's meaning in life and then the last part on a promise agenda and all of that, something that should keep us moving forward and also working together as a community. Zach McLennan wonderful reflection, Sister Xena from Singapore, go ahead and chill. Okay, I think Stanley Cup I think believing in the unseen the hero itself is not an easy task. It is really it takes a lot of trust in Allah. And it's kind of you got to reaffirm yourself that you know
I'm working for the next life and sometimes things that happens in our life here in this world can be overpowering overwhelming, and it may cause us to lose that path. But you know, when we when we are assured as believers that okay, this is temporary, you know, I gotta get my game going for the next well, then it affirms us and it keeps us there guided and whatever happened whether we feel is good or bad we always think that Allah has good for the believer, so that that belief keeps us going. Wonderful desert Mahalo. May Allah bless you excellent, excellent feedback and insight. We we benefit from belief in the author by continuing to move forward by having strength, resilience,
that this is part of the journey that we're all experiencing that is part of the purpose of life that there's a reason that we are here. And in addition to this, it protects us from doing the wrong things. It helps us to become better people. Because you know, there's accountability, you know that there's a reward. So you're doing the right things today for the right compensation tomorrow for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa taala. You know, there's accountability in the next life as many of you have stated in the comments, you become more conscious of Allah subhanaw taala. Now what I'm going to be doing here, I'm not going to delve into of course, this entire passage, we wouldn't have time
we'll be here for the next few days. But I want you to think about this passage right here long after we finished our session in Shell Tada the conversations with the people that are off, these are the people who are not in paradise or in the hellfire and they are looking at people to recognize and both and they are hoping for Paradise and they're asking Allah subhanaw taala for Paradise as well and then the people of the Hellfire call out to the people of Jana. So fast forward to if 50 Whenever the US horrible Nereus have engine and a field wagon I mean, a Lima Rosa Papa Mala
Paulo in Allaha, Rama Houma eyelid cavity,
people who the fire will call out to the people of Jana and say, aiders with some water or any provision that Allah granted you and they will respond Allah has forbidden both meaning of the water and everything else for the disbelievers. Now in this area, there is actually a proof about the virtue of water in this world and helping people when it comes to water. Prophet sallallahu Sallam told a man who came to him and said that his mother had passed away Should I give charity on her behalf said yes. What is the best of charities suffer you will suffer you will map so in a different Hadith that we talked about Sophia, so it is to give water to someone who is in need, you're saving
lives. Some of the tambourine would say men Kathrada Nobu Valley he was so clear now, wherever it has a lot of sins where it feels like they want to repent to Allah, then let them engage in as many opportunities to give people water and Allah has forgiven the one who gave water to a thirsty dog. So how about the one who gives water to human being or to a believer to move ahead to someone who believes in Allah subhanaw taala. One of the scholars shifts and Malouda made a loss with how to make it easy for him and release him from prison and allow him to go back to his family safe and secure and allow the Ummah to benefit from him. He said Alma water in this for risk is half of
provisions, because in this ayah This is a tenable right here and reflection at a deep level, you notice that they are asking for either water, Omarosa Coco Mala or whatever Allah has provided to you, whatever Allah gave you, but both are prohibited for them. Now, in this life, the risk of Allah subhanaw taala was accessible to them. Water was accessible to them the truth was accessible to them. They rejected it what did they do? Here are their characteristics earlier in the story of yourself the story of your family a story of you in the Quran, we talked about the traits of the believers here you have the opposite and if 51 These are the people Alladhina tuffeau Dena la one
well, arriba or Ottoman hire to dunya they took their faith as amusement and play and they were deluded by this worldly life. And as they forgot a lot fell Yeoman and sound cannon has really caught a young him had as they ignored it. Now Sue does not mean literally forgot, but rather neglect ignore I don't care. This is the type of person who you reach out to and you say like, let's talk about faith. Let's talk about religion. I want to give you advice, let's go to the mission. I don't care. I don't want to and you try you try you try. They reject the revelation. They reject the law they reject the Day of Judgment. So they are accountable for their actions. So question for you
at a personal level even for the believers. Is there something that you take as amusement and play and it's diluting you in this light? It's distracting because you want to think about it so that you change the channel so you're more aware because for these individuals they took this life law one whenever what would hire to do neither were distracted by this one. So we want to be very cautious my phone definitely excellent after Jean and we also had a blast I think many people can relate to this to YouTube. Okay, excellent, Manila. Your career Excellent. For many people, it's their work the phone devices, the internet, TV shows. Be cautious, be cautious, be cautious. Kids and
hamdulillah entertainment family may Allah protect us and allow us to utilize the things that we have for his sake. So Family Children can all be inshallah Tada acts of worship for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala social media excellent response. Now anything and everything if you allow it excellent machine excellent that Muslim family duty social media, friends and colleagues.
Accent what does it mean for person take the religion as a distraction amusement? To clarify, Oh, madam, they're not taking the religion as a distraction. They're taking the religion lightly. They are rejecting it. It's that they looked at it as Oh, it's just it's not important. It's just play. It's just amusement, and they were deluded by this worldly life. So they rejected in other words, we're talking about here for the believer to be
cautious Yeah, could be shopping could be wealth, X, Xbox video video games to be anything right we want to be very cautious now. Everything that was mentioned here could be permissible and you're not rejecting. It's not like you're taking Islam as a light thing. No, this is about the disbelievers and this is what we want to try to personalize our own internal Tyler reflections and from this iron interpretation as well. In terms of the things that delude us, the things that distract us the things that take us away from acts of worship, so that inshallah Tada even when we are in moments of leisure and entertainment with family, that we are doing what is pleasing to Allah subhanahu wa Tada
at the end of the day, if you were to delve into this passage with your family, and I urge you to consider this a homework assignments, a closing homework assignment as we finish, inshallah Tada, Ramadan, 360 and Quran reflections. Take this one passage from Isaiah 43 to approximately 54 And so that you can continue with color and reflections and Jalta that long after this session is to discuss this with your family. If you have family with your genitalia, discuss this with your family, with your friends, if not, maybe with somebody you met online again is super chill out of Surah seven verse 43 Solar seven verse 43, solar seven verse 43, multiply to accept from all of you
and reward you and grant us all the highest levels of Jana. If you want to have a positive conversation in Jana, if you want to be amongst the people in paradise, who are interceding for other people that work for us here in this life conditional does that and be my country I'm gonna be mad come to town terminal what used to do, turn to Allah Subhana Allah throughout the year consistently and think about the Promise of Allah, life after death and constantly work for it. And as you try to Inshallah, to internalize that make sure it's affecting your actions, your habits, your productivity, your growth, your seeking of knowledge for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala while
you call upon him, just remember decisions now destination later decisions now will have an impact later May Allah Subhana Allah grant us all the highest levels of Jana Allahumma Amin along I mean we do need to leave some time five minutes or so to make dua for the person who has been messaging the same question maybe 30 or 40 Different times I apologize for not answering but we had to finish first of Quran reflections. The answer to your question is no. You would not be praying prayers on behalf of somebody else is that Mahina let's move on and try to add it into our curriculum Chico does that mafia
closing do our bidding farewell to Ramadan Bismillah
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I mean, I think some of you have already heard about it Hamdulillah we have the new course the final destination that I'll be teaching inshallah about paradise and hellfire.
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