LifeStyle #06 – Muhasabah
Channel: Wael Ibrahim
Series: Wael Ibrahim - Ramadan 2023 - Lifestyle
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My dear respected brothers and sisters, it's time once again to spill out of my Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah he Salah Salem Welcome to the live broadcast of our Ramadan serious lifestyle Alhamdulillah today Subhan Allah we are broadcasting on several pages so my personal page that is while Ibrahim we have also live Dean from Pakistan Masha Allah robotic Allah, we have connect Institute Karachi, that's another page on the internet, if you haven't heard of it, you can go and check what we have done in the past. And we have also connect Institute The, of course the mother of Connect Institute's Subhanallah in the Philippines, and we are broadcasting on
that page as well. And I think there's another page that we are broadcasting anyway, wherever you are, and may Allah subhanaw taala reward you for being with us. Zack law Hi, Ron. And before we begin in the law, if you can share the video or the live broadcast with your circles, so that they can check it out and also get notified even if we didn't watch it live, they can watch it later inshallah and that inshallah you will be sharing the rewards in the light, may Allah bless you all lifestyle for those who did not watch the previous episodes, I advise you to go and check the past events that we have launched on these pages. But also you can visit the AWARE Academy YouTube
channel where you can see all the previous episodes in sha Allah God, today's lifestyle that we wanted to revive and you wanted to speak about is a concept called Maha Sabha.
Or self accounting, or self being self accountable to what you said and what you do
on a daily basis, on a consistent basis. Subhan Allah there is a story that was circulating among the self among the people, the righteous people of the past, often a man who decided to calculate his sins. So all he did is that he looked at his age and he said, I'm 60 years now, if I have done mistakes in every day of my life, every single day in the past 60 years and reflect on this, like how many of us or who amongst us who do not commit sins on a daily basis. So think about it Subhan Allah, He multiplied those 60 years.
And he found out that actually, the days that he lived on Earth are 21,000 days, 21,000 days. So he said that if I committed one single sin, every single day, in my past life in my past, in those 60s that I've lived on Earth, it would mean that I have committed 21,000 sins, and this account will be presented before Allah subhanaw taala so the man lost consciousness he fell, using his own consciousness, because he became so scared to present Allah subhanaw taala with 21,000 sins in the past 60 years of his life, Subhan Allah are they when he awake? When he regained his consciousness? He reflected, and he said, subhanAllah, who amongst us only commit one sin every day? So how about
those people who committed many, many sins on a daily basis for the past many, many years? How will you actually meet Allah subhanaw taala with these mountains of sins? This is something called self criticism, self reflection, self accountability so that you can sit with yourself on a daily basis and ask yourself, How was my day? Did I say something that hurt somebody's feeling? Did I lie? Do they gossip be the backbone? Did I speak to my wife in a manner that was so harsh? That made her cry? Or made her sad? Did I talk to my husband in a manner that was so disrespectful? Did I hurt my children and my ego prevented me from going there and make it a right or apologize even for my
children? What have I done throughout the day that angered my parents angered my colleagues and my my bosses, my my workers, and so on and so forth. This is self reflection so that by the end of the day, you'll be able to evaluate yourself and amend those mistakes the next morning or the next day so that Allah can Subhanallah so Allah so Allah subhana, Allah can erase those sins that you have committed. This is a concept that was practiced on a daily basis by the prophets, Allah Allah Allah SLM by the companions in the early generations. On one of the hataoka the Allah Allah, it was said that a man came to him complaining about the injustice that was inflicted upon him, and alarm Hata
was not in the mood. So he actually took his his staff and he actually hit him.
And he beats the man up and he told him is this time of the day to come and complain. So all Hapa was agitated, and he hit the man Subhanallah and when our hakab went home, he first of all, he requested for the men to come back and to hit him in the same manner. So he gave him his staff and I told him he hit me back. Like take revenge. I don't want Allah subhanaw taala to revenge on your behalf so take my stuff and hit me back. He said, No, no man let go. And he forgave on behalf of the alarm horrible, but to Omar himself around the Allah, Allah may Allah be pleased with him. He went home, he went home, he prayed to Allah subhanaw taala. He cried, he made dua, and he made this he
said those famous words he say couldn't tell all the yawn for OFAC, Allah, you were so low. You were you were you were nothing and Allah subhanaw taala raises your status you became the Emir mean you became the leaders of the believers, while Wallan for hudec Allah you were misguided and Allah subhanaw taala guided you to the light of Islam were controlled by even for ASIC, Allah and you were so weak, even though you were harsh, you were aggressive, but you were so weak. So Subhan Allah Allah subhanaw taala give you as give you dignity and might, is this how you want to meet Allah subhanaw taala then Subhan Allah, what would you say to Allah subhanho wa Taala on the Day of
Judgment, what will you how will you actually explain your point of hitting a man Subhan Allah that that's a man or Hapa was so upset when enroute that asked for the Allah Allah another great companion
when he son,
betta beats up and a Christian boy and the Christian Father, that boy complaint on top, all caught up to him since when the armed, we have enslaved people. So he's a man of justice. He's a man of giving people the rights. When he fell into that error. He tortured himself not tortured himself, he criticized this behavior. And he make it to a right with Allah subhanaw taala Maha Sabha holding yourself accountable for what you do. You know, putting yourself under the microscope, whatever you did whatever he said, and don't feel the ego. And don't don't let your ego prevent you from doing things like well, I, I admire a brother, I remember when back in Hong Kong City's power law. We had
this conference call at the peak and one of those years, I was entering the school where we usually hold the conference. And this man stopped me. And he gave me that title. And subhanAllah I did not recognize the man. And he told me brother Well, I wanted to apologize. I say for what he said I used to have bad thoughts about you as his pal Allah why why is that like, well, what have I done to you? I don't even know you. This is a pile of people who are talking about this about that. And subhanAllah I used to believe them until we saw the street dour in Hong Kong and people becoming Muslims and so on. So I felt so bad seeing people you know, the Christians coming in converting our
Muslims in the messages and so on. And we saw Cerise lab team at that time doing the counter work Subhanallah so he felt so bad. So he came and he gave me the tight hug. I will never forget this brothers Pahlavi. He did not let his ego or arrogance will outweigh because that's the definition of humility is to immediately immediately make things right the moment you realize that you have earned don't let your ego prevent you from doing what is right. So he immediately as Paula came and he made things right with nice Paola, that's why Allah subhanaw taala said in the Quran Katara Belen, Tara Bella Nancy Sabu will home feed off letting more than dune that the day of reckoning the day of Maha
Sabha, the Day of Judgment is coming closer to people why they are in a state of heedlessness. Subhan Allah Javi. Allah is telling us that you will be held accountable for what you have done in this life once you die, your Day of Judgment will start. Once you die, my brothers and sisters in Islam and your grave is shot, the day of judgment for you will begin by the two angels who will come and ask you these questions. Who is your Lord? Who is your prophet? What is your religion? Your Day of Judgment your day of Maha Saba will start the moment you define Destiny Subhanallah that's why Omar Gautama, the Allah azza wa jal narrated another narration and say what Cebu full circle tabula
and to hustle, you must hold yourself accountable for what you have done before you are brought to account before you stand. You know, before Allah subhanaw taala for your own Bahasa, you must account for yourself first. You must blame yourself for what you did and correct that because you will stand before Allah and you will be responsible for whatever you have done Subhan Allah may Allah subhanaw taala have me
mercy upon him. He said, you know just like how we work and we hold people accountable for their actions and we sometimes you know, even in relationships because of what they did and so on, you must also hold your account hold yourself accountable in regards to your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala so he said for example, you must have self accountability regarding your Ferrari and you got your regarding your obligatory actions you must hold yourself accountable Did I do my follow up? Well, my father my door my answer my memory, my Ayesha Monza aka my Ramadan, all these my hijab? Am I doing it right am i doing according to the methodology given in the Quran or through the
teaching of the Prophet SAW Salem? Number two, we have to hold ourselves accountable regarding the prohibition the Haram The activities that Allah subhanaw taala said Don't come closer. Wallah.
You know Phil Kahaluu de la he Falletta dua these are the boundaries of Allah so never ever crossed Allah's boundaries. So have I crossed these boundaries do I need to repent from a specific sin that I have committed, so you have to hold yourself accountable for the Ferraris for the obligatory actions, and also for the nowhere he offered the prohibition. But on top of that, also, he said you must hold yourself accountable for the NFL for the optional actions that will elevate your status even higher in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala. He said just like how Allah is the most generous, Allah is the most generous alkylene the one who will give without any measure, the one that will
reward you despite your your your shortcoming. If you want Allah Subhana Allah to give you more, at least now you do more. So you try to do more. So go beyond the Quran, go beyond the obligatory actions and do some optional deeds that will elevate your status in the sight of Allah is fantastic. That's why the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam said that Allah does not love any server more than the one who come to Allah subhanaw taala fulfilling his obligations, but the one who excelled and exceed the limits of obligations by doing no effort or optional deeds, Allah subhanho wa Taala becomes his eyesight in which he sees with his hands in which he strike with his foot or feet, in
which he walks by meaning ALLAH will be with with you wherever you are, since you have protected yourself with the wife and with the optional actions. So don't just rely on the father and my brothers and sisters in Islam Do not ever rely on for right because if you rely on five and you become weak at one point, then you will neglect those five. But if you perfected your facade, then optional actions for you will be easy. The sudden act will be easy. So if you neglect it, the sooner those options, at least the far it will be will remain intact. So don't ever neglect the Sunnah because if you neglected the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad wa salam it can be very easy for you to
neglect the obligatory prayer. These are the self accounting you know process that you go through That's why Allah subhanaw taala said yeah, you're Latina mm. Or you who believed. Listen carefully if you said lie Allah Allah Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah, Be attentive ear to this area you Alladhina amanu talked a lot number one, fear Allah be conscious of Allah. If you did not hear my you know my episode on taqwa, please go back to the academy page or to all the other pages that we have broadcasted this years on to refresh your memory and knowledge in sha Allah, Allah Allah, Allah staying us be conscious of Allah fear. Allah subhanaw taala will tongs or Neff some of definitely
Han and let everyone be attentive to what he or she has prepared for tomorrow, meaning for the Day of Judgment, what have you done now that will contribute to your hereafter and this is self Maha Sangha. Basically, whatever you do today will contribute to your actual May Allah subhanaw taala. Grant us the right understanding you have have a daily practice for yourself Inshallah, before you sleep, usually the scholars will teach us before you sleep every night I try to reflect over the day, what have I done that need to be corrected that need you know, an apology that needs, maybe repentance and so on and so forth? May Allah subhanaw taala make us among those people who hear the
words and follow them to the best of our ability. Remember, your beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam used to seek is still for us to seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala every single day 100 times Subhan Allah Ali, how many of us need this practice on a daily basis? Because our sins are plenty? May Allah forgive our sins and shortcoming and accept from us our repentance? I mean, I mean, I mean, we'll see you again tomorrow in sha Allah Allah on where the green page Facebook and live Dean connect Institute
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