Channel: Tawfique Chowdhury
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my brothers and my sisters in Islam,
if I were to give you a bottle, a glass jar with an open top, and I gave you some rocks of different sizes and different shapes,
what would be the best way for you to fill out the box and fill up that box with the rocks so that they are evenly spaced out? And they fill up exactly.
Which one would you put first?
There are two ways of doing this.
The first way to do it is if I put the small ones in first small rocks in all the way, then I put the big ones in, right?
What do you think if I actually put it in that way? Do you think I would actually have all the rocks? Even if I end up at the top of some of the rocks? We'll be sticking up a little bit up and down? What do you think?
They're sticking up? Right? Okay, what if I did the other way around? So I actually put the big ones, then I put in the small ones in the showcase a little bit and then make sure they all fit in? Do you think I could do that? Do that do it the other way and make sure that actually put the other way, the rocks will evenly line up and it will be completely false. Would you agree?
because I don't have the proxy.
The point I'm trying to make is when we organize our life, when we organize our life, we have to do the most important things first, right.
Or as they say, we have to prioritize our priorities, do the most important things first, the most important things in our life first, and then inshallah the smaller priorities will always always fiddling with it.
If the big things are looked after the small things you'll always find time for today. I have now had what three talks or four talks, I'd like three meetings. And I've got another two or four or two to three meetings, on the way how we're able to have over seven meetings today. And we're Botox. That's because I prioritize my priorities, I put the most important things first. And then in between each, I said, Okay, this, if you want to meet me, you have to be here on our way here. And we have a full pair of coffee there. Does that make sense? So the smaller things fit in within the point I'm trying to make is what are your priorities?
What are your priorities which you should prioritize? You know, people say something really interesting. They say I don't have time. That's rubbish. You just have different priorities.
Everyone has time. Everyone has the same 24 hours. Everyone has the number of years that they live, and they have the full 24 hours. But the problem is you have different priorities.
And the question therefore is what should be the priority of a believer, the priority of a believer must be the
the priority the billionaire must be to do those actions which will guarantee is placed in
the priority the believer must be to earn with this life of 70 years, that eternal agenda in the effort. And if that is the case that our priority is the Apollo, then the minor priority is.
In fact, the scholars say that the love of the alpha and the love of the dunya in the heart of a believer is back to scales. When one of them becomes heavy, the other one becomes light. When the other one becomes heavy, that one becomes light. It's not possible to be exactly equal. It's like you know, for example, the heart that loves music can't have collapse and the core of the heart the love support, can't love music. It's just not possible as well unless there's
literally called benefi jiofi no two hearts in the same chest of any single human being. Even Ambassador gilbarco mentioned the literacy of that verse, that Allah subhanho wa Taala in the heart the love support app, there is no music and in the heart that has music has no
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point being if the priority is the alpha and that is what we should be prioritizing for. How is it my brothers in Islam that today we prioritize in wrong ways. Today when you wake up in the morning, the first thing we look at is okay, what lectures do we have? What meetings do we have? What business do we have
where I need to be?
What is the real priorities available, that should be the one that we should be putting in first. Because what what is at the forefront of your mind is what you will always make sure you do. And you can easily in order to make up for the priorities, the main things like the talks that I have to do today, I can always if something goes wrong, cancel the smaller things.
But when if the talks were actually the smaller things in my mind, I would have canceled to put something else a major priority. And that is why
that is why I was really surprised. That day when a brother asked me this question, Is he a chef, I'm a engineer, I work in a plant and I have multiple machines that I look after. And the machines keep processing plastic bottles, and each machine is dependent on the other machine. Each machine is dependent on the other machine. And when one of the machine fails or if something's wrong with the process line and other machine will also fail. So he put up his hand he asked me chef What do I do what masala
What do I do what my Salah because I can't
if I leave that What if something goes wrong? And so my boss will get angry. So I asked him a very simple question. What do you do about bathroom?
Like, I'm sure you don't hold it for eight hours, right? What do you do about bathroom?
Oh, yeah, that's easy. I mean, there's a guy next to me and I'm delighted he looks up to that he wants to go off to the bathroom. I can just tell him just you know, five minutes 10 minutes just keep a lookout for liquidity, take a leak and come back.
So if the bathroom you can do that, what can we do?
What can we do for Salah?
You don't understand my brothers in Islam? How many people come to me with the same question of Yes, Chef, what? Our Salah
doctors, for example, in my surgery when I do surgery, for example, and I've operated and other doctors have asked me a chef, what do you do what you saw that
I have to get my scrubs and have to scrub up again if I have to go for so long as you have any if you're actually doing operations in the operating, and you gotta go You gotta go to the toilet. If you had a bad curry. If you gotta go toilet, it doesn't matter. The guy's heart is open in front of you, you gotta go because you know, you've got to put the wrong pipes in the wrong way. You have to patch up his heart in the wrong way. The opposite way that's not going to be even it's gonna
isn't right. You can concentrate basically what I'm saying? Yeah, you have to go toilet, you have to go toilet, right? And that doesn't matter that you're scrubbed up. The question is, what is our priority?
What are the priorities that we have? How can Allah and His Messenger How can meeting Allah subhanho wa Taala? How can our solar not be our product?
How can a solar simply be one of those things we have to do? How can it be simply an option? How can we simply something that is inconvenient? Why is also not something that we love to do. And that is the most important thing in our calendar.
Everyone Allah subhanho wa Taala said the prophets are selling them. When Allah subhanho wa Taala said Rasulullah sallallahu ala to the seventh heavens it is to show you the importance of this act of deed. When Allah subhanho wa Taala tomasulo says that the first thing right after making the Prophet making him the prophet of God, was that he had to pray right as the very first thing, right? Why is it that we now know considers them as important if the first thing that is mentioned in the book and right after? That the profits are always commanded to do what's the solar why is it that we don't take it important?
Well, not only
they will not commanded the prophets of God were not commanded except to worship Allah, sincerely making the religion only for him and to establish the prayer and
and if that means radicality tabula
it's one of our very early on unless stablish the same thing so not so early on. The point being what
the point being it's a priority for us is a top priority. Just like you wake up in the morning.
We thank Allah we praise Allah with Amanda actually start without prayer. In the same way it would be the sunlight is the most important thing throughout our day. We simply have to prioritize our priorities. So law must not be looked at as a handicap. So law must not be looked at as something you have to do. And you know, sometimes when you are at work or you say you're a student and then you go to your to your
school or you go to your department say
I'm a Muslim. Sorry, I'm a Muslim. I really
need a prayer room I need to pray. You explain yourself as if it's almost a handicap. It's almost like you know, like you need a special bathroom because you're in a wheelchair or you need a wheelchair access in the same way you talk about pray as if this is who you are. That's not the case.
So that is a special act that last panel has given you so that you can reconnect with rapana jelajah Lalu
as well, so you can connect with Allah subhana wa Tada. So that Allah Subhana Allah can ask you what you want from him. So Allah subhanho wa Taala to answer all your needs, my brothers in Islam, and my sisters Islam, the Salah is not a burden, the Salah is an escape from this bird is an escape from this one and that is why one of the scholars of the past with the name of a Muslim a
great scholar of Hadith, we used to be quite Asahi diffuser is to pray a lot. What happened one day was when he was praying a man capacity of Asana and praying like so much and they came back and went past and forth and saw him praying.
And so he saw both limit and past by Sarah Muslim.
Are you mad? That you pray so much, you don't even stop is that every time is running with it.
So at that point, I will miss them turn to him and said also and so this is not you know,
this is that the law to Judo This is the cure to madness.
The cure to madness.
Salah is our cure to the Mad world that we live in. Quick, quick, quick, quick, quick, quick, quick, quick, quick, quick. You're going from food to work to business to money to pay bills to quickly quick in.
It is such a mad rush out there.
Such a mad rush.
And that is why our salon reminds us of the last panel, I returned to
you CFO at the Sala
is something as we know the prophets have said that the prophets of God even pray their graves.
We don't know how that is not in the same way as we do in this dunya.
But the scholars have agreed that they do.
Meaning that they spend their time in the grace before they resurrected the Day of Judgment doing the best that they could
which is as solid
as some of the people of the past used to say if you do not pray this dunya Allah subhanho wa Taala will make you pray the meaning that you'll be burnt in the fire and you'll be trying to make your solar not really not being able to do so.
And of course, as Allah subhanho wa Taala says while we will use chef once after, while you're the owner, he has to do the follow up
on that day. But Allah subhanho wa Taala will uncover and show himself to creation and they'll be asked to prostrate but they will not be able to do so.
equity. This is a sign that the Salah is the surest sign and assurance test whether you are a believer or not.
So we cannot keep our Salah less priority upon ourselves. We cannot treat the salad, less of a priority than the bathroom we cannot treat the Salah less of a priority than any other thing at all. Because I'll tell you why. If we can focus on our Salah as a community and make sure Salas why justice Allah is right.
All the things that Allah subhanho wa Taala wants from us will be rectified.
So you want money from Allah.
You want money? Perfect, you can get it through Salah. You want wives you want children? Absolutely. Salas You're right. We're getting it.
You want forgiveness? You want generosity from Johanna. Absolutely. That's right. You're getting it.
You want to express a law you wanna you want us to express your love to Allah, you speak to Allah you wanna have hopefully, perfect Salah is the best
fit. Let's look at how to add into everything. First of all, how in the world is going to give me more money.
Okay, best strategy for making one solid no doubt, no doubt about how
because the opposite of sada which is bad sins and deeds, deeds which are take us away from Allah. So that takes us to Allah. So opposite is those leads that take us away from Allah which is what stops our good deeds and what stops our risk for coming to us. And authentic hadith intermediate rasulillah Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said that nothing stops the risk of a person from coming to him. That is since
nothing stops our wealth and our money from coming.
To us except our sins.
So when you think that you actually actually getting richer by doing the shisha shop down the road,
It's not you're actually getting poorer, because Allah would have decreed you would have gotten richer in some other way. But you chose that path and so less risk is coming to you. That is a part of a law you have to believe it.
You have to believe it. My brothers and sisters in Islam.
The Prophet seller told us nothing stops a risk, except our sins, therefore the opposite of the deed that wipes out the most sense. What they can wipe out the most is like Salah. The prophets are seldom said Is there anyone who has a shower five times a day? Can he ever be dirty? The Sahaba said no, he rasulillah that'd be the case five times a day what the Salah is like that. It's like a river that is in front of your house in which you pray five times a day.
That authentic everything said, when a person prays, the sins of this man are put on your shoulder when you pray when we pray so that the addicted Muslim, when we celebrate, our sins are put on our shoulders. So when we do have the sins for them, and we used to do offices for
Jimmy so therefore Salah is the best way to remove our sins. And that is therefore the best way to bring out this to us. Because our listeners already know we know it's written. So remove all the barriers to make all this come to us and that is true salon.
Number two, how can we actually get more children more women? More wives like sounds good.
How can we do that?
Well, because that is what Salah is. So that is October. It's one repentance to Allah subhanho wa Taala it's about forgiveness for lasagna, and Toba and repentance to Allah subhanho wa Taala is exactly is exactly what gives you more children
or gives you more children.
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In the fall he told his people are allowed to help my people. seek the forgiveness Allah He loves to forgive. Your sin is sama la COVID la He will send the clouds laden with rain while you need to be a one and will increase your wealth while Banila even more children were janela to Jenna and he'll give you gardens will
give you reverse meaning Allah subhanaw taala will give you all of these things, women children, and you knew you cannot you know that women right? That's what
that's what she said when Allah says give you more children don't expect like in one wife is going to give you attention.
Even right so what will actually means is Allah give you more wives as well. So you can have more children. Marsha?
Yes, I love Nice, huh? Absolutely. How can you do that? That is if you pray.
That is if you repent to Allah azza wa jal from your Salah. That is if you use your Salah as a means of repentance.
The third thing is that Allah subhanho wa Taala will protect you from your filthy deeds. And that's what allowed us to Sala in
a very sloppy way for the filthy legal deeds. So you know what stop thinking about how in the world are we going to fix drugs and alcohol and all of these problems in our community where our youth are falling into drugs and alcohol and running away with their girlfriends? How are we going to stop this very simple stuff focusing on drugs and alcohol and running away with goals. start focusing on the premise, right?
The one thing right, and if one thing we can do is fix their prayers, we'll have the demand if we can make them good Muslim and better pray come to the masjid
Mashallah, we can achieve planula justice Allah
and of course, through our Salah Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us a strong link with him. So that we can ask you whatever you want. The prophets have said in our sujood we are the closest we can be with Allah zone. The closest we are with allows us to do so ask him whatever you want.
That's what is it that we want?
wealth. We want money. We want safety from German lagenda Absolutely. All of it will have the lattice with the people who pray.
My brothers and sisters Islam.
I asked you all to rethink your focus on
rethink of your strategy for getting rich in this studio.
I want you to rethink your strategy of securing your offer.
I want you to rethink your priorities and prioritize your priorities, put the most important stones in first. And the most important stones must not be the ones that you think you need right now. The dunya is called dunya, because it comes from the word data, which needs to come close after a spell after is because it comes with the word after. Next last.
That's the most lazy, human beings are short sighted individuals, they only see what's in front of them, not what's just behind it, what's coming next.
And that's what we need to do, we need to have a tool and bustle a wide view, keep looking further, and see what's coming next, what's coming next is more important than what's actually in front of you. Because what's in front of you is already the past. Because by the time you realize you're in it, it's already in the past.
So please, don't live for the present, you must live for the future.
Imagine a person who drives this car, always looking in the rearview mirror of this is a crash. Imagine person was driving just looking exactly in front of them. And you know, you know what I'm talking about when you're driving, and it's foggy. If you only have a distance of view, only one meter, two meter, five meters, even a crash eventually, if you're going so fast, you need to see further than that. And that's exactly what I'm asking you to do. Think about what is good for you and your life and your family. And you ask for further in the distance, because that is exactly how you look after yourself. And that's exactly how you prioritize your priorities. If you simply live
for the president, then you'll be just worried about how am I going to pay for rent? How am I going to pay for my kids education?
That's all there is going to be on your mind. And the problem is, you know what I thought I knew promises you nothing but miserliness at poverty. That's what she thought promises you. What is Allah subhanho wa Taala promises you that if you do what you love, money will follow.
Allah says, I promises you that if you were to follow Allah subhanho wa Taala, which is what is in your heart because you muslimeen if you truly did that, money will definitely follow.
Mine would definitely follow.
Money will definitely follow
some of the people today, if you look at the rich entrepreneurs, right, they will tell you the first lesson that they will tell you is follow your passion.
In the book called Get Rich,
thinking Grow Rich, which is by Napoleon Hill. Napoleon Hill was a man who lived in a time of Rockefeller and others, he interviewed 500 of the top richest businessmen of America at that time, is what a, what, 100 years ago, he interviewed them and then he wrote this book called thinking Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, all time bestseller 13 rules of how to grow rich. Rule number one, follow your passion.
ask you this question. If deep down inside, deep down really inside, everyone hear that passion really is.
Because what it meant what matters to us most, when it really really matters is our thing. I'll give you an example. If a prophet was cursed, there's no one here who could sit still.
If the Kaaba was was bombed, there's no one here that says
this, everyone here would lay down their lives because of Islam. because deep down inside, that's what matters. Deep down inside what matters is Allah and His messenger. And if that is the case, because you're a believer, if that is the case, follow what is in your heart. Prioritize that. Do not let the poverty the Shekhar puts it in front of your eyes, that Mirage
take you away from Allah xojo it's only a mirage. Believe me, the more I have seen, the more I've actually lived my life, the more I've realized that the fear of poverty is worse than poverty itself. The fear of an enemy is actually worse than having the enemy in front of us in self. The fear of something is sometimes worse than that something itself. Fear is what cripples us. fear of poverty, fear of not having the rent, fear not include. All of this is far more important. That's why we tend to put these other things above Allah subhanho wa Taala is messenger.
If you work for bt British Telecom, orange doesn't pay for your salary, right? Who pays for salary btps whatever. You work for NASA virgin Allah pays for your salary or your job.
So be very, very wary of that. Your job doesn't pay for you. Your job you don't look after your wife. You don't look after your children.
Zuko Kumbaya home, twice.
That we are the one who looks after you. We provide for you
With the proof that will lie, a lot looked after you and you had no job.
Loss of Hello that looks after you and He will provide for you even when you lose your job.
equity. I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to have this intelligence to see through life, as it really is that this lady has another controller last time. And whenever we perceive that not to be the case, it's just as her life is just the promisee or shutdown or as the last hour to help us be a lot more able and capable of prioritizing things to make us one of the most important priority in our lives, and to protect it and to protect it and to do everything possible to ensure that we always come on the Day of Judgment we go to sleep, happy that all of us realize that I will have to do judgment that all our souls are protected for the sake of Allah. Allah subhana wa zappitell Ophelia
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