Channel: Tahir Wyatt
Series: Tahir Wyatt - Ubudiyyah
When I heard Yola, Mashallah you know Allah, why the hula sharika shodhana Muhammad Abdul Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa early he was, he was elements of semen cathinone, Dr. Medina maberry.
We're going to continue with keytab with the the essay of shaker sandwich a me or him allowed to Anna on servitude.
And the topic, as we've covered before, is an extremely important topic because there is no station that we can reach that is higher than being servants of a loss of Hannah, who was added. And I think it's very important for us to be reminded of that from time to time, especially.
I'm used to panelist since our last class, which was on March 10. March 11, was when they declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. And then we went from COVID-19 into COVID 1619, the whole issue of racial inequality and everything that's going on right now. And I mean, it's just like one thing after another Subhanallah it can be very distracting. It's not to say that these things aren't important for us.
But we always have to put whatever is going on into the larger perspective. And to always recognize that ultimately, we are servants of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And everything that happens has to be based on in terms of the way that we interpret those events that has to be based on that lens, we're looking at things and interpreting things through that lens, as being servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So what is my duty in this particular, you know, event, as it relates to my relationship to a loss of Hannah who were to Allah and not losing track, not losing focus. And so it's from the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala
you know, that we can reconvene and
finish this book be in the land of China, and benefit from what she called assignment a me or him alone, China says, In this last third of the book, so we've covered approximately two thirds of the book, The last third of the book, some of it is going to be repetitive, but not without benefit, repetitive, he's adding on certain concepts. So you'll see, for example, in the beginning, I, somewhere in the first page or so Shaykh was saying was going to talk about the importance of jihad. And then he's going to talk about it again, just another four pages later on page 74. He's going to talk about it again on page 91. But each time bringing a different aspect of, of these concepts, and
it is through that repetition that things become clearer. So it's not repetition without benefit and without purpose and each place he's dealing with the you know, a different aspect of whatever it is that he's talking about. So inshallah Tada. We're not going to do like a broad overview of what these next six weeks are going to look like. Go straight in today, beating the lights either to talk about teskey to knifes, which is very important. When we deal with the concept of God of servitude to Allah subhanho wa tada we're going to look at the three major things that corrupt the heart and that take a person away from servitude and being a true slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala and
therefore diverting that servitude to other than Allah azza wa jal, and then we'll look at some of the other finer aspects, what are some of the qualities that every ad The only somebody that's truly called Abdullah? What are the qualities that they have? And then we'll go into what it is that serves as the catalyst for a true worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So hopefully,
you know, by the end of today's class, we will have some better concepts and some some real things to work on. I mean, other thing we don't want to go through these three classes and they just become information without looking at really how do I how do I change my life? How do I redirect some of my energy, so that it is inshallah closer to what Allah azza wa jal wants from me now
or is created in such a way that we have another we got another?
this this is actually the last thing that we read from what I remember the last thing that we read
The heart is created in such a way that it loves and seeks truth if the
hamdallah salon and besides having
the hardest period in such a way that it loves and seeks truth so when an evil thought comes along it pushes it away lest it ruins the heart just as a field of crops may be ruined by weeds, right so Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala solo by the author Rahim Allah tada chicken Sandra Tamia. He starts off by saying that the heart Eliza joke created our hearts upon the filter. And that heart wants the truth. If we want the worship of Allah subhana wa tada we recognize his oneness of henna with Adam. And so when something comes to the heart, that is not true that is that is false in nature, that is calling to that which is evil, then the natural response of the hardest to repel it.
And, and that's to preserve its purity. Just the same way, if you're trying to grow something, you're trying to grow crops, vegetation, fruits, the weeds that come up, they're not just, you know, unsightly, they actually harm the crops. So you act, you have to actively remove that which is harmful to the crops in order for the crops to grow properly. So this is we're sick of listening and TV is saying that this is the natural state of the heart, this is the filter. But obviously there are things that happen over time where a person's filter becomes corrupted.
And the loss of valuable data says, Truly the succeeds that purifies it.
Truly, he succeeds, that purifies it, meaning the soul and he feels that
he who purifies the soul, he who purifies the soul, your flesh is successful. And he who the Sangha, and he
did he translated, okay, messy, he corrupts his soul is, has failed, okay, and Allah Subhana, Allah uses the word cut the F law.
And they'll follow. And in which, which is translated as success is the most comprehensive word in the Arabic language throughout the Quran, that encompasses both success in this life in the next. And so for a person. And actually, I had this idea.
I hope that if I can't do it, that somebody else does it, but there's somebody yet to tap back goes through the entire Quran and look at who Allah Subhana Allah says the successful and then do a series of hottap, for example, on that particular topic, just so that we can see what Allah says is success, because we have a lot of false ideas about what success is and who, who we claim to be successful. Right? You might say, you might see somebody who has a lot of material things and you say that person is successful in it, they're gonna have any failures, ultimately, because of their relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So in any event, Eliza Joe says called the ifla hemmens,
a care that the one who purifies it, and he his soul, is, is successful. And so, this, this is a call to purification because if you want to be successful, then the soul has to be purified, and Allah and the Office of hell a look at the ayat that he brings, and you'll see that it tells us how do we attain the success good.
Well, those will prosper who purify themselves and glorify the name of their guardian, Lord, and lift their hearts in prayer. Okay, so he says cut the F la Hammond says aka whether charisma be for Salah. Alright, so here, we see that
Allah has Allah ties the purification of the soul to addicted and Salah
Alright, notice notice that there's a a correlation here. So a person yet says that care how do they do that? They they do that through the remembrance of a loss of habitat it being mindful of him keeping a loss of habitat on their tongue and in their hearts advocate for salah and also rousselot. So here, you attain a Tez kiya through doing acts of obedience. Okay. Notice that is important to understand that Tez kiya is not simply sometimes we think about purify, we just think about cleansing. Right? But but here at test kit is both the process of cleaning the heart from filth and also and also doing those things.
We are pleasing to Allah subhanho wa tada right good
say to the believing men that they showed lower their gaze and guard their modesty that will make for greater purity for them. Ah, so here what is the last stanza says Colin, what me Nina Yo, what do mean of society him that they need to lower their gaze tell the believing men to lower their gaze and yeah for the womb, and to protect their private parts, okay, and to protect the chastity.
So here, it's about refraining from those things which are going to, to do what to cause the heart to have a level of filth or doing those things which are displeasing to Allah subhanaw taala. So test kiya is inclusive of both Eliza just says daddy cat as cat at home, this is what will be more pure for them to do. And that is because the eye as well as the ears, they they are breathing. And they are the messengers, they bring the messages from the outside to the heart. Right. So in order to protect the heart, you have to protect what you see, and what you listen to. Because these are the main monophysite we'll call the main pathways that lead to the heart. And so a person has to
The lack of protecting what you listen to, and the lack of protecting what you look at, or advertently looking at what is impermissible or listening to what is impermissible will steadily tear away at your test here. So there is no way that you can be somebody who is actually purifying the heart, if you're sitting around listening to people back by other people, listening to people carry rumors, listening to music, listen, any of the things that allows him to Adda has made him permissible, if you actively engage in doing that, then that takes away from your teskey. Likewise, looking at those things which Allah subhana wa tada has made impermissible. And so when we talk
about purifying the heart, which is important, as you'll see, as it relates to an odious servitude, then these things have to be protected your site and your hearing not.
For not for the grace and mercy of the law on you, not one of you ever been
not one of you would have ever been
pure, is that what it says? Okay, like any
or purified. In other words, Eliza gel ultimately, is the one who purifies you. And so you have to
do two things, you seek allies who will aid in that process of purification, and you strive to do the means that will help you to be purified. And neither one of them is sufficient by themselves. In other words, if you're asking the lost parents out of it, you're not doing anything about about it, you're not actively trying to be pure, then that's not going to help you much. And likewise, if you're striving which are not seeking the loss of hand, which is aid in that striving, then actually you're depending on yourself, and this is not from Islam. And we you know, we have to be really careful because, you know, we live in this this era where everything is about self and you know,
self improvement and self discipline. And all of that sounds good. But if it's not directly tied to seeking Allah Subhana, who were to add his aid, then it is going to lead to a path of destruction.
I mean, literal destruction to a point that a very successful person will throw themselves off of a bridge, because they didn't get the job they were looking for, or they didn't get into the program that they were supposed to get into or, you know, this graduate program at this particular prestigious university with so they go, like happened right here in Philadelphia to the top of a building and throw themselves off. But they were successful. I mean, if you look at the resume, successful resume, but there's no dependence upon a loss of Hannibal with data. And without that dependence upon a loss of habitat, there will be no belief in his decree, it won't be a proper
belief in the decree of Allah subhana wa tada so that everything that happens to you, that is bad.
It's because you didn't put forth enough effort and you again, I mean, there's multiple layers to this, but a lot of people, they, they blame themselves for everything that happens that is wrong, even though it's outside of their hands, and they attribute success to themselves. Even though they are not the ones they are not the authors of their own decree.
a lot love is made lowering one's gaze and gardens, one's modesty, the strongest means of purifying it so that that translation is is not actually what it says.
In Arabic it says it says what his alphabet g Who else can enough Shani it's pure for the soul not not that it is the strongest way or the best means of purifying the soul
I'm not going to stop it everything that's not translated correctly but sometimes it actually changes meanings so and this is the one that's out there that's the book that's the translation that's out there so i think that uh it's important that we go through and and try to make some corrections now.
He has explained that refraining from shameful these purifies one soul and purifying one soul includes ridding oneself of all kinds of evil. Okay, stop, stop right there. So Allah Subhana Allah is clarifying that doing what? That ridding oneself of shameful beads is part of the purification process. So purifying the soul is both ridding oneself staying away from and getting rid of any of the corrupt deeds that they may do, as well as doing those things that are loss of Hanna, who which Allah has commanded us to do. And from the upper most of them is the dictator and a salaat.
Including shameful deeds, injustice,
and so on, that a person needs to stay away from those things not
enslaved by worldly ambitions, the one who seeks power and leadership is enslaved to those who can help him help him to achieve this, even if outwardly appears that he is in charge of them, and is the one who issues commands to them. In reality, this hopes and fears rests on them. So he gives them money and position, positions of authority and overlooks their mistakes, so that they will obey him and help him although he appears to be the boss giving orders. In fact, he is a slave to them.
indeed, the truth is that each of them is a slave to the other for both of forsaking true enslavement to a loss of power.
Even their cooperation to gain power on earth is unjust.
They are just like those who cooperate, aim shameful deeds or banditry. Each one of them because of their desires by which he is enslaved is a slave to the other.
Three, the next sentence, this also applies to the one who seeks wealth for the world has been Sleep tight. So the author, if you remember, if you recall from the previous lessons, the author spoke at length about
being infatuated with images, and what that does to the heart. And now he's talking about that quest for and that thirst for power and authority. And he also mentioned that the very end the the quest for wealth, all right, so these three things, that is the quest, or the the infatuation with, with images, and that which
is a result of that infatuation. So a person knows first his heart gets attached to what he sees, and then it leads him down a long path, ending up with adultery, or even worse.
And then we know what that does, because it starts off with that being attached to the concept or the idea of this person. And then if it leads to any immorality, and then adultery, and then breaking up of families, as a result of that, children being raised, you know, by single parents, not by
not because of force, but because of what the parents themselves have been involved in and all of what that leads to, I mean, some handle and the emotional, the emotional, never forget the physical part, because a lot of people talk about that. So when there's immorality in the land, that there are all types of STDs that are spread and so forth, but the emotional pain that those people live with as a result, and all of that started off away, because a person was infatuated with some image. And it doesn't just, it's not just, you know, male and female. I mean, it goes beyond that.
As she was saying, between me and him a long time I mentioned in his book, and it goes into a person's love of statues and images. On
on the way here, not too far down.
There are over 300 cops out there, you see him
all the way
the people who are trying to protect the statue of Christopher Columbus.
The discover the great discover, I mean depends on what angle you look at. People here
It was an invader of murder a tyrant,
and everything else. But that statue means so much to them. That when they got when they heard that the city may be removing that statue like they did with the statue of Brazil, they went down there and they camped out my head. He hit Timothy and let's see,
what are these statues that you are making a T calf for? It's a calf means what looms shape and you adhere to something you're standing guard. That's what the calf is, you're standing guard, you're in the message. You're just there all the time. What are these statues that you are standing guard around? And so they go around there and you.
You see some of the stuff these people say, I have the left for Islam will lie because you could be just like that.
But the liars when Joe blesses you with Islam and Islam will have the leg gives you a different worldview a different perspective. And it allows you to look at things from an angle that people don't have that it can't see it from that way. They simply don't have the angle. Yani, you think about it like this.
A person, a person who's playing quarterback, right? Can he see all? Can he see himself for example, can he see all 22 players on the field, he can't see, he doesn't have that, that advantage.
But they got they've got the drones that go out. Now you can see everything that's on the field. And then if they go out further, you can see the people in the stands, that's a different angle that you are afforded because of that camera.
So panela Islam gives you different angles to get a larger window allows you to see things because of your worship of him, that other people who do not worship Allah subhanaw taala do not believe in the Hereafter, they just can't see it, they cannot see it, you can talk to them for days, they will not see it. And so I'm just thinking about it because you see that these people are infatuated you know, with this statue and it causes them to lose their minds it causes the nama wow wind up becoming worshipers of of that statue in some way or another It doesn't mean that they're going to prostrate to it, but it does mean that there is a degree of love that they have for it that is that
should only be for a long
time. So here the author Rahim Allah tada
going to, to me speaking for pages about a Surah Al mahama Gianni be the impermissible images or even permissible images that a person may attend, become attached to
the altar now talks about two others which is solta the power and authority and control that a person may lust for that will cause them to be worshipers of that power.
How is that so
it's so because they will do anything, they will go to any length to achieve it. It doesn't matter if they have to disobey Allah subhana wa tada do that which he has made her on, kill people, for example, take their wealth unjustly. It doesn't matter
if he has to leave off with a lot what Allah Subhana Allah has obligated, none of that makes a difference, because his sole mission is to get this authority or this power. And when a person does that, then they have become worshipers of that because they left the worship of Allah subhanaw taala they leave off with a larger deal requires of them and they do what it is that whatever they have to do to achieve their goal. So then they have worshipped that thing. And that's what happens when a person lust for power. However, what is actually happening and this is what shake was Sam draws attention to is that the person is actually the one who wants to be the king the total authority or
whatever, he actually winds up worshiping the people he seeks to control.
And this is Eliza just you Amina will be nothing really custody and this is the sooner of Allah Subhana Allah when it comes to corrupt people is that Eliza we will deal with them in a manner that is opposite to to what they actually desire. So here How does the king stay in control?
How does he control people?
How does he subjugate them by himself or by one person? You tell me? One person can subjugate millions of people.
But by an army,
that's the only way
a tyrant stays in control. In fact, we actually, I mean, in case you didn't realize somebody actually threatened to send the United States Army into, into the streets of America, to do one to maintain control.
But you, you, because
he realized that he lost or didn't have in the first place control so that we do what we sent them people that are going to
gain that control. Hi.
Now, what if? What if the army was like, Nah,
we're not doing it?
Does the king remain in control?
Nope. And so what does the king have to do, he has to do things that appease the army, even if it's just the people at the top of that army that may have you know, that one person has control over another 1000. And even that one person is going to have to do things to make sure that the 1000, so he's going to do what
he's going to give them money. Whatever mistakes they have, he's going to overlook those mistakes, and he has a certain level of hope in them. And a certain level of fear that hoping that fear are actually forms of he better they should be for Allah subhanho wa Taala alone. But again, what happens is, is that he needs something from them. And so he's actively trying to do things to appease them. And that's the way he stays in control. So he has actually become,
he's actually become enslaved to them, just like they are slaves to him. So Hannah law and look around the world at any tyrant. And you will see that every time it has this hash, you need those, those close people around them. And then there's another layer that around them, and ultimately, ultimately, they worship each other. And this is the shape of this man says he says For who are filled via Haiti, like he soon matar will feel happy to add to Motorola home, and in what it appears from the outside is that he is he's the president, he's the East he's the the obeyed leader. But in reality, he is actually obeying them. He says what tactical and Akito Murphy here to do.
And in the reality is that each one of them is actually has a level of degree of servitude for the other. All right. And so
this is what happens when the heart becomes attached to whether it is the images like we talked about that thirst for power and authority, because a person is going to do what when they want to be, most people are not going to get to any level of authority.
Without having some level I'm talking about that, when the when we're talking about controlling the land.
The people who are
Not that not that it's given to them by Allah subhanho wa Taala, but that they actually desire it and they have a thirst for it, they're going to do unethical things, at the very least, to get to that position.
And likewise, those who have a quest for wealth
is going to lead them I'm talking about a strong desire for wealth and shaker Sam's going to break. You know, give us some details of that in a minute. But those who have that strong desire is going to lead them to engage in practices that are hot on.
It may lead to that, for example, just business dealings that are hard for them to be involved in or them squandering other people's wealth selling impermissible products, for example.
And, you know,
so Hanna law, I mean, it's, it's, it's a shame, because many of the Muslims are engaged in this type of behavior, and we had to call it and we have to call a spade a spade, it's not about spreading fashion, you know, or, you know, spreading the evil deeds. This stuff is done out in the open.
Yani, if we look at impoverished communities throughout the United States of America, I'm going to talk about England in a minute. But we look at the impoverished communities throughout the United States of America. Many of the low the stores that are in those impoverished communities, selling them alcohol, selling them, pork and cigarettes and all other types of foreign products that don't.
Many of them are Muslims.
walked into a store with a counterfeit 20
Bought cigarettes from a store that's owned by
Now, they put out stuff for lobbyists. You know, you look at some of this stuff. There's some people defending the the owners. All right saying but they don't sell alcohol import
and cigarettes and lottery tickets are not held on. And he come on let's I mean, the reality is, is that as Muslims, but there is that desire for wealth, that desire to have more puts us in a position where we're willing to do that which is harm. And to leave off with a loss parents is obligated so that we can get more. And that is a form of idolatry. That is a form of Schick. It's a form of giving that herbal D that belongs to a lot of parents added to other than a law. And this is a story throughout the United States of America
without mentioning nationalities,
but you go in and you just see some how long is the story? England the same thing.
of the alcohol sellers in the impoverished neighborhoods throughout England
How do we justify that? How do we how do we justify I mean Subhana Allah, Allah azza wa jal
has blessed this oma
to be the people who carry revelation from one generation to the next.
This oma at the at the very least. And this is a big thing. We are carriers of Revelation, Eliza gel speech is preserved in the hearts of this oma, even if all of the books were burned, they it's preserved in the hearts. The interpretation of that revelation has also been preserved through the Sunnah of our Prophet Isaiah salatu salam we see on
to the statements in the lives of the companions of the Prophet Isaiah Salatu was sent in that interpretation is also there. And it's been preserved.
And then we go and what's our contribution to society that we help everybody get drunk
that Hello Lakota level
below and it's not to say that that's our only contribution, but I'm saying in several major cities throughout this country, this is what we're doing. It has to stop.
It really has to stop. I mean, somebody's got to call a spade a spade and say this is not okay.
And I mean, it doesn't change.
Subhan Allah, some people are quiet, because they mentioned is a funded through these dollars.
the same way that you'll get people, they will not speak about rabbet at all, we're not going to talk about this subject, because a lot of the people who write the big checks for our measure, you know, that's the day involved in that's the whole businesses revolves around rabbet. So let's not say nothing on the member.
panel, our risk is from a loss Pat at the end of the day, and a larger layup by louella Paiva, the end of the day, he only accepts that which is pure anyway. And that's what we want. And that's what we strive for. And so the believer at the end of the day does not allow the heart his heart to get attached to wealth so much that we willing to do anything for it. What we're willing to do anything for is a lot of hands on it. That's it. Everything else there has to be for you there has to be some type of stipulations before I'm going to do something for
wealth is of two types. The first is that which a person needs for food, drink, housing, wife and so on. Which you can see from Allah subhana wa tada so that he can use it for his own needs. His wife,
Again, I don't want to be overly critical of the of the translation. But sacred Sam is not as you'll see when you go and he's not saying wife here. He's he's talking about marriage in general. So there are things you need in life. Right? You he says you need food and drink and shelter and you need that marital relationship. As he says men can't he doesn't say his wife. And it's important because he's going to compare it to a donkey.
The end and you don't want you don't want people thinking I shake those things comparing a woman to a donkey that's not what he's doing but keep reading
for her that go back just a second, but I have a little
yeah so he should seek this from a lot from Allah subhana wa tada so that he can use it for his own needs, just as he may seek a donkey to ride a carpet to sit on even the facilities with which to answer the call of nature without being enslaved by it or becoming as a law says, very impatient trustful, one evil such as and one good reaches in. Okay. All right. So let's, let's take this part of the treaties is important. And I want us to give it some some focus,
shake of Assam and take me out on him a lot of Tada. And, and the other scholars of the center.
When they're talking about our relationship with the union, what they're saying is that we should not be attached to the union they are not advocating for nor does Islam, advocate for total separation from the dunya. This is where we live. And there are plenty of things that we need in this dunya. So the Sharia is not telling us to totally abandon the world act like you don't exist, there is a you know, there are certain groups who attribute themselves to Islam, they are within the fold of Islam that call to this total asceticism and just, you know, divorcing oneself from the dunya. But this is, frankly, it's not possible. It's not possible. Even those people themselves,
they have tricked themselves to believe that what comes to them from the dunya is coming from the sky, but it's actually them, you know, putting themselves in a position to
beg without begging.
If I can use that term loosely. So the reality is, is that the there there are extremes, right? So there's the one who's just totally divorced, that doing it. And then there are those who worship that doing it. And they will do anything for the dunya.
And what Islam commands is that we take what we need from the dunya. And that remains in our hands, not in our hearts, philosophy Soto who can summarize it, that you keep the dunya here and your hand, and that the dunya does not take over your heart. So what what does that mean? Well, shaker, the SAM told me about him, Allah here, he's, he's breaking this down for us. He's saying
that wealth is of two types is that which you have a genuine need for it.
And he gives us examples. You need a home.
You need reliable vehicle, for example. I mean, they have reliable animals at that particular time, you need to have relationships with people and one of those most important relationships is the spousal relationship.
You need to have food and housing and clothing and so forth, okay.
And then there are things that you really don't need.
The things that you need, you ask Allah subhana wa tada for them. And you seek a means to attain them.
And when you get them, they are for you. Just like a donkey is you ride it to get to where you need to get to. And notice the shape of Sam didn't say a horse, like people have love for their horses. donkey, nobody loves a donkey. You just ride it, you get to where you need to go. And then that's it. There's no like, you know, there's no like attachment. And so this is what he's saying. The same way you needed that donkey to get from one place to another place, right? Is the same way you look at wealth, it's just a means to an end. It's not something that you get attached to. He said, in fact, it's just like
the toilet that you use.
You need to use the toilet. And that's about right now. But at some point in the day, you're going to need to use the toilet.
But do you have an attachment to your toilet?
Do you send out tweets at 4am from his stuff for that kind of attachment to your toilet that for example, if somebody took it away and replaced it with a different one, you'd be like, Oh my god, where's my toilet.
Just love that toilet. Right? You just you have a need for you use it when you need it and that's it. There's no attachment to it. And this is the way that the dunya is for the believer. hamdulillah comes to you
You use it, take what you need from it, there's not that type of attachment to it. And if you could think about it that way,
that's the best way that you can live, make the dunya like a toy, use it when needed.
That's it, best colors. And that's it. And that is how you treat the entire whatever it is that comes to you by way of wealth. And if a person can do that will lie he will lie, they will not be worshippers of wealth, but they will use their wealth inshallah tada in a way that is pleasing to Allah. And if they acquire more than they need, then they will give some of that away for the pleasure of Allah subhana wa Tada. They will give some to their family, put them in a position to, you know, prosper. I mean, these are all good things, right. But not the lust for wealth. Because what happens when a person craves wealth is that it, it really takes takes over. And so they'll find
themselves in every city.
Instead of talking about the Koran or AI that they read that they find it over, they're going to be talking about
which stock they should purchase next, how the last one that they purchased fell, this particular business that they invested in, and everything becomes about money, money, money, money, money,
until it takes over a person's life. It doesn't mean that we shouldn't be, you know, financially stable. The prophet Isaiah is allowed to sit in when he could, he would actually try to store food for a year foodstuffs as it comes inside a Muslim. Actually, I think a lot of Thailand has said that the Prophet is allowed to sit and would
attempt to store dates for the period of a year. You may have Shafi Rahim Allah to Allah, from that and from other narrations says that is permissible to give the cat to a person that will satisfy their needs for a year.
So if a person for example, needed $30,000, it is permissible for them to take $30,000 in his account, assuming that they don't expect any type of income to come to them. I mean, the point is, that was a major digression. The point is one
that there's nothing wrong
with trying to save wealth.
Because that's going to be something to put your family in a position to be in the light added to benefit, especially for those of us who live in a society like this capitalist society, where Vout with so much value is placed on on wealth. So it's important that the Muslims and permissible ways have wealth.
Because that is going to help with even dow it costs money. I mean, at the end of the day to print materials to buy, you know, equipment to record to the end of it, there's a level of wealth that is required, has to be permissible. And number two, we never should get to the point where we crave such that it becomes You know, it takes over our our thoughts. Well that's actually dunya at Bara. hamina the prophets are telling us to make that to ask for his companions and don't he would ask Allah Subhana Allah don't make the doing you the greatest of our concerns now.
Oh, so at the last part here, Chico Sam Rahim Allah to add it before we get on to the second category. So the first type of wealth is that what you actually have some kind of need for it
goes on to say.
So he uses this wealth to
and he for whatever needs that he has, without that wealth, enslaving him such that he becomes Hulu. I'm either Messer who shabu. Just one way the Masahiro Manoir and he says that he doesn't become
Hulu, which can mean like restless or anxious. always worried about what's to come either. Messer who is shabu Jesu Why? When evil comes to him, he just is totally impatient.
What is the messenger whole hydro man why, but when good comes to him, he's miserly he withholds manure.
He withholds So, so what? What is this? Either Messiah who shabu Jesu, he's impatient. So that shows a lack of what a lack of Subbu
and when good comes to him, he has what he needs. He withholds he doesn't give for the pleasure of a loss of hands on it because he has a lack of certainty about where the wealth came from, and with the loss of habitat
Give it to him again, if he gives it away, he has a lack of certainty that man that wealth does not decrease from Southern. So he lacks suburb and he lacks your team.
And therefore, that person cannot reach lmm 15 because it is through having complete sub and complete yaqeen that a person reaches the level of being an Imam, and the dean, as Allah Subhana Allah said, Now,
the other type of wealth is that which a person does not need, and so his heart should not become attached to it. Or if that happens, he will be enslaved by it, then he may become dependent on something other than a loss. He becomes dependent on other than Allah Subhana Allah to do what to attain his extras and his luxuries that he's looking for. And so he leaves off the dependence on a loss of habitat and depends on something else.
And he will no longer be truly enslaved to a loss of data or relying upon it. Right? Because Because ultimately, he wants these things so badly, that whatever is necessary to get them he's willing to do and he has a fear of losing that wealth and he has an extreme hope, and gaining that wealth and all of that is should be for Allah subhanho wa Taala No, no,
no, there will be an element of being enslaved by and relying upon something other than Allah subhana wa Tada. This is the person who is most aptly described in the Hadith. For the messenger will also the law audio set of seven. wretched is the slave of the Dharma, and the slave of the dinar, and the slave of velvet and brocade.
Master meshes we taught you, we talked about the Hadees in detail before with a prophet idea Salatu was Sadam here he's talking, he's not talking about
non Muslims in this hadith. Now, of course, there are many non Muslims who will fall into that category of worshiping wealth. But this is actually an address to the Muslims ties have to Dina Titus Abu dyrham. So it is a lesser form and Chiklis name brings us earlier to make this point
that it is a lesser form of a little budimir it's not the greater form of an obeah would take one outside of the fold of Islam, but it shows that there is a portion of the servitude that is being dedicated to this wealth, as opposed to Allah Subhana who was at
none. That is definitely a curse.
Teresa, Teresa when tickets and some of the narrations
this refers to the one who was a slave to those things, if he asked the last time for something and he gets it, he is happy, but a philosopher Alexander withholds it he becomes angry. But the true slave will also Tabby and tebbe the true slave of a law pay attention here because if you want to be Abdullah, if you want to have that quality to really be Abdullah then these are the qualities that you have to have. Yeah, but the true slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala is happy with that which pleases along
and is angry with with an age that which this pleases
Okay, so the first two things that he's mentioned is one
whatever pleases Allah subhanho wa Taala pleases Him
and whatever Allah xojo is displeased with he doesn't like
this is this is critical is not enough and we have spoken about this before as well because it's coming about but but we can't emphasize this point enough it's not enough that you don't do it. You have to hate it. Because the last parents added when describing a believer says one
had Baba la him and he man was a Yahoo he could have been
in a coma wakaba in a coma for a while for suka Malaysian
Eliza gel has made he man beloved to them to you
but I can aloha have Baba la como. Amen. Allow me Eman beloved to you all here this addresses specifically to the Sahaba of the alongside I know but all of those who follow the away.
You know get a portion of this verse will cover how you they come on cofra one fuzu coalition. He's made all of that Danny COVID rejection of faith. Alpha souk major sins will se n lesser sins. He's made them one. All of that is not only do you not do it, you detest it. So you don't like it for yourself. You don't like it for other people. You don't like it for the people in your household. You don't like to see it. You don't
like it to be spread, where some people they refrain, but they actually, you know, I don't really mind it. Just they don't do it, though and this is not you can't be Abdullah until that which pleases the last hand which Allah pleases you and that which displeases him. This pleases you. Yes.
He loves that which Allah
loves and he hates that which Allah and His messenger.
And that's also important because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam only loved would allow love, and he only taught us to love what Allah loves. And the prophets of light, it was some only hated that which Allah Subhana, Allah hated. And he only taught us to hate that which Allah Subhana Allah hates. And again, and I know she kind of talked about this a little earlier. But you know, this, this.
This, I don't know what to call it, this feel good celebrity Dallas stuff. I we, we can't accept that. It's unacceptable, that we only talk about it totally. And there's no ton of heat. But let's talk about both. He talked about gender. And he talked about the fire.
And he said to only focus on one thing. I know why it came about, it's a response to the let's call them people who only focus on the negative because that was a, there was a portion of the Dow there was a time period in the Dow and that was the whole dow itself was all about, you know, being saved from the fire and the fire was fueled as men and stones and describing the fires. And there was no point and even I mean, I'm sure people from other cultures will tell you specifically, they only heard their father and their uncles talk about if you don't do this, you're going to Hell do this before you go to hell. And it was no Rama, you know, and allows parents to add as Rama has overcome
his his brother and his his anger. And so to not focus on the good in, you know,
inspiring people and encouraging them to seek out his dinner but there has to be a balance. And so coming now and saying well this is how I grew up and all I did was fear the Hellfire and Okay, that doesn't mean you know that you have to meet it with with an opposite, which is also not true in the in the middle is always the grounds that Islam, you know, walk so on. And so Allah subhana wa Tada. The same way that he encourages us to do certain things. He discourages us from other things. And we have to be you know, both are motivators. Both are motivators fear as a motivator and hope as a motivator. And fear is a stronger motivated than hope.
And so to ignore that aspect of Islam is actually a disservice. And if you don't believe that fear is a greater motivator than hope, I'll just tell you this.
The last two months, three months, stay at home orders, people actually stayed at home. You know why? Because they were hoping for something less,
because they were afraid. And because of that fear. They stayed locked in, they avoided things that would make them comfortable, they stopped going to see grandma, I mean, you know, everything
that because they feared I'm telling you right now,
if the government told everybody, we need you to stay at home for three months, we're gonna give everybody at the end of three months at $10,000 check.
We would not have had the same response, even though they were hoping for that 10,000 that we would not have had the same response. People would have been out and about, they would have got that notice that says based on your cell phone, we realize that you have left your home, you will not be getting a $10,000 check. I'm sorry, well, I wasn't
I wasn't expecting it anyway.
Because the hope does not have the same. It's not the same motivation as fear. It really is just not not for the human psychology and allows parents has created us and he knows his best. And I heard one of the mistakes at he did a I haven't done this myself. But I want to say that he did a a thorough read of the Quran, and that the fire and its description is mentioned two thirds or twice as many times as jedna in its description in the court. And that could be in Allah Subhana Allah knows best that Allah azza wa jal who created us knows that fear is a greater motivator for us than than hope. And both of them are important. And we should have both as a millennium Rahim Allah to
Adam described when worshiping Allah Subhana was added. He said that it is it is like that the worshiper is like that of the bird right?
The example is like that of the bird its head is love. That's what that that's the,
the one that determines the direction, right?
And the in the wings are our fear and hope if the head is severed, the bird dies, if you don't have any love, you're not going to worship Allah subhanaw taala Sheikh was going to talk about, and that hope and fear, balance it out. And if you lose those wings, then the bird becomes a
subject to every hunter and every predator. And so all of them unnecessary love, fear and hope.
Evil friends and supports the Friends of the loss of Palawan Island shows enmity towards the enemies of a lot. This is the one whose faith is perfected as, as an ID, whoever is love for the sake of a loss of freedom without a
man who's ever Islam, whoever loves for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala hates for the sake of Allah. Allah gives for the sake of Allah and withholds for the sake of Allah has perfected his faith. And keep going, Oh, cool, hold on the man.
That should be another Hadith.
The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also said the strongest bond of faith is love for the sake of Allah and hate for the sake of Allah. Not so so here.
What we gain and this is the last part so you are pleased with the last pantallas pleased with you our whatever this pleases Allah subhana wa tada or makes him or angers him that also angers you. You love what Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger love you hate what Allah Subhana Allah
and His Messenger hate. And you befriend, and you show allegiance to the friends of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you show enmity to those who are enemies of Allah subhanaw taala. And this is also critical.
Because for me, if we look at it from a dunya we perspective, right?
If you have a very good friend,
would you expect that that good friend of yours would be the friend of somebody who's an enemy of yours? like that just doesn't work? How can we? How can you be my friend, right? And you're the friend of this person who, you know, has slandered me.
You know, done evil things to me has taken me as an enemy. How can you be my friend and his friend? it? It doesn't, it doesn't work. There's an article I read couple couple months back, it's called my wife's enemies are now my enemies too. So this guy is talking about how once he got married, he don't even know these people, but because they're her enemies and as his wife, and he loves her that they're his enemies now, I mean, but that's common sense. It makes sense. Right? So what does not make sense is that if you really love Allah subhana wa tada that you also love and show allegiance to those who hate Islam
and who, who show enmity to Allah subhanho wa Taala to His Messenger saliva Sunnah.
So that is, that can't work. That is just not a way of the believer who isn't Abdullah's paradise. So when you are a true servant of Allah Subhana, WA Tada. You begin to love who he loves, what he loves, and who he loves. And that's important. And you show them that that allegiance because they are also servants of a loss of habitat.
And this is what the prophet Isaiah sides was saying here.
He's referring to when he talks about completion of faith. So a person who loves for a line and hates for Allah and gives for Allah in with holds for Allah Subhana Allah and some people find it very easy to give and find it difficult to say no, but you say no for the pleasure of a loss of habitat. And if you can't think your faith will decrease or will be deficient in accordance to wherever you are deficient in this area of loving for a law hating for law giving for law withholding for law some people find it very easy to say no but they find it difficult to give because they stingy but they give for a loss of hands on Okay. Then now, then this person has is
reaching that point where they will complete their faith not
There are three things whoever attains them will find the sweetness of faith, the one to whom Allah subhana wa tada and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are more beloved than anything else. The one who loves another
Only for the sake of a loss of data, and the one who would hate to go back to, after a loss of power that has saved him from it, as he would hate to be thrown into the fire, right. And so again, we find it this person is the one whose love coincides with that which allows me to add a loves. So here the profit it is selected with Sam said, Whoever has these three qualities will taste and find in some in some narrations find some taste the sweetness of faith, and that's because faith that the soul can taste the sweetness of a man.
And it's, it's like, shake honey made the reference to the statement shake was saying between me and I'm allowed to add that in the dunya. Gentlemen, let me hold her musical agenda 10 Attaboy, Yanni this dunya has an agenda, whoever doesn't enter the agenda of this dunya will not enter the agenda in the Hereafter, that that tasting the sweetness of fate, the soul can taste it the same way that your tongue can taste the sweetness of ice cream, right. But if you have a cold, or some other illness, will you taste it, even if it's your favorite food, you will not be able to taste it. But it doesn't mean that it's not sweet. It just means that you have some kind of effort, you are
dealing with some kind of illness. And likewise, when the soul is dealing with a sickness, it won't be able to taste the sweetness of faith. But if the soul is, is intact, and it's healthy, it will taste the sweetness of faith, if it has these three qualities, that Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger have more beloved to him than anything else. And that's what we strive for as believers, and that you love somebody only for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala is nothing else between you and him, you don't have any business dealings, you're not from the same tribe, you know, from, there's nothing that would make you like this person. In fact, you probably you may not even have liked them
before, but Subhanallah through Islam, you love them, you love them for a long span of time, there's nothing else. That's That's a true sign of faith. Because that's really not the way that we move as human beings, you know, we we tend to like people because of something.
But this one is just you love them for the sake of a loss of habitat. And you hate to return back to cover after loss data has saved you from it just the way that you would hate to be thrown into the fire because that will be the result of going back on your heels after lost parents and his guidance, you know,
in the case that Oh, you could have it at a certain point this love and hate and lose it. Absolutely. Absolutely. Because all of this is part of humanity, human increases and decreases. And so a person may find themselves at one point where they have this quality and then at other times, it becomes weak or they may lose it in totality. It's important that you know you asked Allah Subhana Allah always with the vet if you will as imitate this Rhonda Do I have the prophet Isaiah salatu salam and yes, I will get the baton from Mr. Wilson Willa z Mata Allah pushed Hadith Avi, Yanni Da Vinci did, the prophet SAW his son and would ask Allah Subhana Allah for firmness in his
affairs or in some interpretations in your commands. In other words, make me firm and whatever it is that you've commanded me to do, so that I can fulfill your commands, you know, right. And then he says, well as a matter of rushed in give me firm determination to be one who has the quality of rushed by what is rushed.
Good decision making that that yes. So because it's Yes, that is a good translation actually. Good decision making. But I want to I want to look at I want to go back to something we're lacking the law have a common email. Allow me what he meant by love to say, you know, who people will become and adorned in in your hearts right, we'll cover how you lay common cover, and he made the spies to you cover and forsook major sins, and it and there is again, the lessons who led him on rasheeda they are the rashidun so when you're asking the law, for firm determination, to be to have that quality of rushed, you're asking the law to make a man beloved to you and to adorn it in your heart and to
make confident for supranet skin, despise to you. Well, that ecomo Rashi Do you see the connection so panela So, so that the eyes are being generous?
But yeah, it is very possible that a person has certain qualities of a man at one time and does not have them and other times that's a lie so jealous of the men
tell you the person who has achieved this goes along with what his board loves and hates so along his messengers, a lot of them are dear to him, then all
And he loves other creative beings only for the sake of a law and not for any other reason. This is the one who has perfected his love for a loss of data. So if a person winds up loving with a law hates them, that is a major deficiency. That is a major deficiency in the love of Allah. And the love of Allah has added is the very foundation of aloe budimir as she goes in to talk about in a minute. So it is a deficiency in your love for lost parents and therefore a deficiency in your servitude. No.
This is the one who has perfected his love for a love for loving that which one's beloved loves is the is the perfection of love. For one's Beloved. Yeah, it sounds sounds a lot better Arabic, right? But in the Mahabharata my boo boo, boo boo mentum me my habits in my book Yani from one aspect of your complete love for something is that you love what they love. Right? So a
a woman who is in love with her husband will love her mother in law because he loves or not because she really loves her.
Right spell everybody's married knows that story. Yeah. So so. But this is, I mean, this is to just, I mean, take it down to the human level, right? So you wind up loving what that person loves because of how much you love them, even though that's not really your thing. Right? And so, from the demand from the completion of our love for Allah subhana wa tada is that even those things which we may naturally not particularly have an inclination towards, we know that Allah loves it, so we love it. So we the same way as it will come the same way when the prophets I saw him say, you know, none of you believes until I'm more beloved to him than his five than his parents, his children and all
mankind oh my god alongside and who said what they said, I love you more than everything except for myself.
Right, because he didn't feel like his self was included in the, in the heavy sort of process.
Until I'm more beloved to you than yourself.
Right away. When you say you're more beloved to me to myself, that's it. It's like you flip the switch. Because of your love for Allah subhanahu wa Tada, you're able to do that. allies will give you that tofik to love the things that maybe at first, maybe you didn't really care for that much. You know, Panama
or you may have found it difficult for example, you may have found it difficult and then you just like no, this is more beloved to me then than anything else because a lot loves
a lot of hushing
the prophets of Allah and the friends of Allah because they are carrying out their duties towards a lot. Not for any other reason. He doesn't love Mohammed salado son because he's caught oshi he doesn't love Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wasallam because he's from Benny Hashem, or any of those he loves him because of his relationship with the loss of Hamlet to add it and the fact that he carried out the message that our lost parents had sent him with
you he loves them for the sake of a lot and not for any other reason a loss of data says soon will allow produce a people who he will love as they love him. lowly with the believers. Not lowly but humble with the believers. Yeah. My against the projectors of faith. Yeah. For Sofia, Tina be comin you hit Bahama, you hit buena.
Eonni. If you look at even with the beginners, I lost parents I was talking about those who had faith and then they turned away from faith. Okay, so
So Allah Subhana Allah says, if that's the case with some people, Allah is gonna bring forth and other people. The first quality that they have is one, that they love him and he loves them. And that and then Allah Subhana Allah talks about the rest of the aquatic qualities village and meaning that they that they will be humble with the believers and infirm against those who reject faith. Yeah.
say if you do love Allah that follow me alone will love you. Okay, so here Allah Subhana Allah, as many of the sellers have said about this particular I this is this is Lisa schatten into hip recognition and to help. The issue is not that you love or that you claim love, but the issue is that you be loved by loss from hematology. So Lars was always telling his prophet I didn't select was sent him to tell the believers, if you love Allah, if that's your claim, then follow me.
And what will be the result of you following the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, your biblical mala
We'll fill the condo Nova comala will love you and He will forgive you of your sins. And this is very important.
you know, Subhana Allah
and we'll bring some of the narrations later inshallah, not today, not today but next week, but there are a lot of groups
you know, that have become their own separate sex in Islam. And they talk about the love of Allah subhana wa tada and this becomes their, you know, their claim to fame, if you will.
But there is no following of the messenger Allah salatu salam, and that love there's no emulation of the way that the Prophet it is allowed to sing and worship the law. And, and so, the claim to love a loss of hands out of but then to open up the door of worshiping Allah with other than that which he prescribed, is actually contradictory. Because if you love Allah,
he told you what to do, if you love him, and as follow the messengers of aligning with someone, don't make up your own way of loving Allah, follow the messenger. If you do that, Allah will love you, and He will forgive you of your since that.
mesh, keep going keep motion,
messengers are lower than send them only commands that which Allah loves and he only forbids that which law forbids, or Allah hates. He only does that which a lot loves and tells about that which loves people to believe. he informs us the profit it is to lie to us and informs us of that which
we should be believing in as Muslims now.
You must follow these messages. Whoever loves Obama must follow the messengers of the law do send them believe in what he says obey what He commands and emulate what he does. Whoever does this does what Allah loves. And so
yeah, this is clear. I mean, it's very clear that you cannot possibly be somebody who loves Allah subhana wa Tada. without following the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Allah has made two sides of those who love Him following his messenger and shredding in jihad.
I'm not sure why they say striving in Jihad for his sake, what did you have the peace of God he wishes to strive in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Which he's going to explain a bit here. And then he's going to explain again, on page what page that you are in.
Oh, on the next page, then he's going to also talk about it towards the end. Yeah, go ahead.
He's, he's talking about
he's talking about the linguistic form of jihad, which is which is dealing with striving because it's, it's broader than the actual combat.
jihad is much broader than that, in fact, so go ahead we'll look at in a minute shall true essence of jihad is striving to achieve that which allow loss of faith and righteous deeds, and to repel what a loss of power that hates of Cofer in morality and sin, read that again.
The true essence of jihad is striving to achieve that which Allah subhana wa tada loves of faith and righteous deeds, and to repel Allah hates of Coco immortality and sin. immorality
and mortality is a whole different ballgame.
If you strive against your your, your mortality,
though, that, that No, I don't want to get into any Christian, real Christian right there.
It could be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates or your kindred, the wealth that you have gained the commerce in which you fear, a decline Yeah, or the dwellings in which you delight or adhere to that Allah or his messenger or
Right Look at that. So or what are he said a hug, but in a criminal law, he was sued he which he had in feasibility, if these things are more beloved to you than Allah, and His Messenger and what and striving and his past so he talked about the both he talked about the, the love of Allah hands on his messenger and then that that aspect of striving so these are the two signs, if you will, of one who is truly a slave of Allah Subhana who was added and one who is
from the Alabama hi Betty as the opposite. Those who are truly beloved to Allah subhana wa tada and who truly love Allah azza wa jal. Okay, we're gonna start
Up here for the event, and we'll pick up next week. I didn't cover some of the things that I wanted to cover but it's a panel that sometimes you get to the these points where the author is actually going to go into why the love of Allah Subhana Allah is actually the foundation for servitude. So that's where we'll pick up next week between Baghdad and Willow Adam was some of the law who was suddenly robotica and nama and then Amina Mohammed and Sharon Island and stuff would go to Riddick.