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de la hora de La Hoya Euclid further ahead Yahuwah shadow La la la la la sharika wash, Mohammed Abu or pseudo aloha masala Salli ala Muhammad Ali Mohammed Kama zuleta Avraham o de inaka hamidah Majeed all praise do to align His praise and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his family, his companion his followers until the day of judgment. I bear witness that our laws The only one worthy of worship, and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is last and final messenger.
My dear brothers and sisters, my hope, but today, I give it a title.
That Hamza our administrator, kind of got surprised when I tell them what's my hope was about today.
I said my hope, but today, it's called die, empty,
And I borrowed that name from a book that I will recommend you to read it by Todd Henry. It's called die empty.
He said in the beginning of his book, that what inspired him to write that book that he was once meeting with a group or one of his managers,
or one of the CEOs of the companies that where he used to work anyway, so the person who was addressing them, he asked the people a question. And he said to them,
which line do you think is the richest land? So someone said it must be the Gulf, because it has the oil and another person said Africa has the diamonds and someone else has maybe South America to have a go culture and everybody start, you know, naming something, then the manager told them actually the richest land is the cemetery
running because it's very touchy for me because one of my teachers when I was in high school, he told me very similar thing. So anyway, so he said that my the boss or the manager said to them that day, it is these cemeteries in the graveyard, which is filled with people who went to their graves with ideas and potentials that can make a huge amount of difference.
can basically worth millions of dollars can change people's life. And he said Unfortunately, these ideas and these, this these potentials, never seen the light it was buried with them. So these graves are actually filled.
with ideas filled with opportunities, filled with so many things can be done. Those people have the potential and had the time had the ability to do so much.
There's still so much energy, so much, so many ideas, so many so much that they can do and they can accomplish in life. But they didn't. They died and the buried fill of these ideas. And while they're basically their graves is filled with these ideas. So he said, he wrote this book, it's called die empty. How can you basically maximize your potential in life, and you make sure when you go to your grave, that you have done everything you can,
when you go to your grave, that nothing left inside you that can benefit you, or benefit your family, or benefit your community or benefit the world unless you have done it.
And you already have basically
done it and produce.
And that's a meaning that is so beautiful. That's a very interesting concept. If you start thinking about it, tell me if you if I told you today, or now you're going to die.
Would you say you know what, everything in my head in my mind? I did?
I'm ready. Are you gonna say oh, I still need to do this, I need to finish this, I can do that. I wish I did this more. I you know, there is so much and you're lost.
So that's what the idea is? How can you basically be so ready to when that moment comes that you feel that I really did everything possible? and completely I fulfill my destiny and my purpose in this life. And if you were not when I read this concept
just to reflect upon the way the prophets of Allah lived his life. And the early generations of Muslim scholars live their life. It's amazing. When you read that, ns Ebony young said, right to safarnama Ave Celine, which is one of the colors of the tub in the successor no pinata Hoover, Danielle Kiana McKenna in the Houma. zedan Allahu Allah ibadah if you had been told by the way tomorrow is the judgment day
he doesn't have anything extra to offer.
He already maximized himself. He is all the way to the max when it comes to the act of worship.
he said if what do you say to him madness element and madness element is the chef and the teacher of Abu hanifa Rahim Allah you will die tomorrow. I don't think there is anything extra he can add that night.
Why? Because he already maximized his night there's nothing he can add that night
authority a call lower item sohrabuddin martoma he telling his students and the people who are taking the holiday if you have seen most of them are one of the great scholars as well.
And you would think this man been told you're gonna die in few minutes or a few hours because he's basically maximizing himself
he doing his best he doing everything that he thinks that he is able and capable of doing.
And when you look at better than all this, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam
actually start you start thinking about how the prophets of Salaam in the last sermon, hope buttered wa and the farewell sermon
when he stood up before his companions
and he told them salaria send them he recited for them what Allah Allah said, Allah commanded to the convener well at mentor and equanimity what are the to recommend Islam Medina today your religion is completed
and in the BSL allow salon said after that, you are my ru witness that I have delivered everything. I have done everything. They said yes, Yasser Allah, you have done everything you have delivered everything you've been asked to deliver.
So maybe salatu salam, if he goes to his grave at that moment, he goes empty, in a sense that there is nothing
Left he have not delivered. There is nothing left that he can do and he didn't do.
That's why I saw the alarm. That's why abubaker the alarm and when he heard this talk from the prophets of Salaam, and he heard them reciting these verses Becca, he cried. And they said, Yeah, Babak. This is a Why are you crying? He said, because that means that in ob sallallahu Sallam is going to die.
Because nothing left he basically done everything.
And I saw the AMA and said ma COVID Rasulullah. Nebojsa Salaam didn't die.
Matata Cabo Isla de la la, what Ababa I'm in baby shower in La Habra min. Before he died, he didn't leave anything, that it can be beneficial for us unless he told us about it. And he didn't leave anything that could be harmful to us, unless you warn us from it.
And I'm not sure Hila casado while I'm on
carries on aka lady Baba who took one off on candy konak all these verses praising the prophets, most of them. But in the end of the verse, Allah subhanaw taala served by either Fatah fansub he told Mohammed Salah Salaam and when you have finished your duties, then stand up for worship, any exhaust your salt in the worship of Allah subhanaw taala and to your Lord, direct your longing.
There is nothing that prophets are silent a moment in his life, or a potential that he see unless he will grab it sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he will always try to do his best sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. That's why I even was surprised. And she said yellow Salalah Why do you do that? Why do you pray so much like that? Why do you do all this? Kind of get out of your way to maximize your options and you you do all these things? And a lot of forgiving for you to forgiving you all your sins. So why would you do that? And he said, should I not be a faithful slave?
Should I basically be a faithful slave of Allah akuna absentia Cora from the big thing to the small thing.
One sallallahu Sallam a woman gifted him a nice rope, a nice clothes.
garment, then in the visa salon was so happy with it. And the Sahaba they said we see his face and how happy he was that he took it and he goes inside. He changed his clothes. He put it on and he came out
wearing it. That's how happy he was with it.
Then a man said you had a sort of luck, Sunita. jasola would you gift it to me?
Would you give it to me?
Then in NaVi salatu salam with no hesitation. He said absolutely, yes. And he went and he basically brought it to the mat. They were saying to the men, how come you saw the problem? how happy he was. He liked it. And he doesn't have like any new clothes. How did you? Why did you ask him that? Because they know that you never asked him anything. And he would say no cell allowed you to send them. So the unsavoury this meant from inside he said, Well, I didn't care for the garment. I didn't care for it or for the quality of it all what I cared for that I know that this thing just touched the profits or some skin and then maybe someone was wearing it. And I now I will save it. I will not
even wear it. I will save it. So when I will bet when they bury me, they will basically put me inside that garment and they bury me wearing it. So when there is a reduction day comes in the business alum recognize me or recognize the clothes that this is the process of them clothes.
And guess what? He actually when he died they did that to him.
So the big question is,
which is something I
I didn't borrow from the book, the points that you're going to hear? I think this is can be added. So you can enjoy that reading. But there are certain things that concept is so rooted and deeply, stably deeply rooted in the religion and in the teaching of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam in the Quran. So how can you make sure that you go to your grave empty.
One of the things that I would like to share with you a few points I would like to share with you. Number one, you have to teach yourself a concept which is any opportunity of doing something good to yourself or to others you immediately grab it
and you rush to it. You haste into it with the
concept known as Musab al Hayat Allah Subhana Allah said in the Quran What do you
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and the who give what the give to charity, while their hearts are fearful because they will be returning to the Lord. It is those who haste into good deeds. That's the description of the believers. haste into good deeds and interesting even though they just give the charity they give their money but still Allah described them that the hasten to other good deeds as well. And they outstrip others they're in and we charge no soul except with that within its capacity. And with us is the record which is speak with truth and they will not be wrong.
And maybe your salatu salam This is a common advice and I didn't know the sauce on them. It will tell him himself problems take advantage of five before five.
Take advantage that means you basically rush to it. Focus hey take advantage of that sale. Take advantage of that deal. You rush to it. Bad euro bill, Mr. Fitton and capper Elaine and Muslim rush to good deeds before the Phaeton the thing that distract you the thing that maybe change you comes and when they come, they come like the night which it means sudden, which it means massive which cover you, you completely be distracted.
That's why one of the earliest scholars said if Allah open your heart to do something good rush to it.
If anytime you get an idea to do something good for yourself or others rush to it if it is correct, because you didn't know if that door will be closed or not. For in the future hubbub Amina sobre la Nicoletta de matar Yoda, and can be that gate close by your death
or as an abyssal Allah and you saw them said in the head of the tournament he even there is weakness in it but the meaning is correct. Bad euro bill
rush to seven things out before seven thing what are the seven things that didn't to be worried about? Kyla Helton una de la cara moon sia, you became in poverty that make you forget about everything. That's very true.
I know many people when they are on debt, when they are financially not doing good, doing well, what they do, they just run here and there to catch up to pay their bills and not to be behind. It's basically distract. You don't have time for anything.
Oh, Lina Medallia, too much money.
Too much wealth. And you know, a lot of people think when they start their business and they became rich, they will have more time empty time.
And that's not true.
Not from a personal experience, but I've seen a lot of people like that. They thought that way. But the more you have money the more business you have, the more you will be involved, the more you will be busy.
And so on our motto, the move Sita
a sickness that will weakening you, our heart amen move, Anita, you became too old to do anything or to fulfill any a dream of yours. I will no more Jesus jeiza a death that will end your life with the gel for short aloha Ebony on top or at the jail which is the day of judgment comes on.
That's the worst of all matter. And the last one was to add to our model, which is the day of judgment start on you.
Number two, one of the most important rule that I think helped a lot, the person to go to his or her grave empty.
It says that you do the deeds, do the actions, but not necessarily that you
wait, or to guarantee to see the result of your actions. What happened a lot of time, we don't do things because I don't know the immediate results. I don't know that basically the outcome. So I ended up not doing anything. While nobody saw someone telling us either thumb at
the end, I had to confess ILA failure. Maybe I had sent an email,
individually solemn said of the Def Jam about to start and you have a baby.
Basically, a palm tree planted, nobody can benefit from that. It's a baby, no dates. Now that takes years to grow. But in the midst of someone wanted to do the actions, regardless if you're going to witness that result of it or not. I remember one of my mentors told me a long time ago, something very powerful. And something that really helped me a lot in my life. And it's still something that I remind myself of it, here and there. He said to me when he was young, maybe in high school work early years in college. He said when he Allegra, they said when hijo Perea
and Abraham and his honeymoon period.
The point is not to reach the end of the road.
The real point is to die while you're on the road.
That's what you want. Yep, suddenly that I will see the outcome. That's why there's so much you can do and you can put a seeds that you can plant and maybe the outcome of that seed will come later on. And at that moment, you if you if this became your attitude, you will see how much you accomplish, how much you put how much you invest. Number three, always remind yourself of the edges of the reward of the thing that you do to yourself or to others. Lady Sue's
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has to do they will never be the same.
Those who spend their night praying
they will never be the same like those who spend their nights sleeping those who spend their days doing something beneficial and also don't
those who fulfill their basically their destiny and the roles and their goals and those who are not they will never be the same number four Always remember that this life is short
under this life full of surprises like what you heard that he said that's also that principle will help you always to try to fulfill your dreams and to achieve your dreams as soon as possible. And you basically push for it
remember what Rahim Allah said if you want to rest don't trust Parliament or Raja Raja taraka raha
you will have enough time to rest in your grave but now it's a time to do now two basic take actions. Number five Do not ever underestimate any good deeds Don't ever look down upon anything good beneficial to yourself or to other because how that works, how you feel sense of accomplishment if when you fulfill many small tasks here and there and here and there then you see in the end of the day wow Mashallah I have done all this. In Africa. They say how you eat an elephant. They say one bite at the time. So that's how you do how do you consume an elephant? How you can basically you make a big accomplishment like that is by doing bit by bit.
One bite at a time but don't ever under mine or under estimate the good deeds. It's amazing once in nebby Salalah is a lamb was carrying something so to have the companion city or civil law Let me carry it for you.
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Yes sir. He said Why would you carry I need the reward like you.
I need the reward of carrying this as well. I know that there is a reward by doing this because I'm going to carry it to the wood people will cook in it. I will help someone I need that reward. Just
carrying something small woman
and one of the most amazing things I've ever come across in my life Maddock, yarmulke carabiner. Abdur Rahim Allah Fatah Giamatti. epidote Sahib sunon. One of the most amazing has ever come across come in the story of Abu Dhabi with Rahim Allah, the One who collected the Hadith. You see, you hear sometimes reports about widowed and this story about have mentioned it and had been heads on Rahim Allah said it's an authentic narration Allahu Akbar be is nothing sorry.
That one once a Buddha was traveling in a ship,
then basically you know how the shipping ships there for a little bit away from the shore or there is fisherman's and around the big ship. So he heard someone sneeze or a gathering of fishermen are people so he said, who will? Who will? And he the man said hamdulillah you know the voice travel with that with the sea. So he said who will take me to the shore to say or hammer colada that person so somebody said oh if you're going to take a small boat to go there, I'll charge you. He said how much he said he said take it
so the students
you will go all the way to the shore and you spend money just to say a hammock Allah
He said How would you know, Lando? Java, you wouldn't know maybe that person has their eyes accepted by Allah and if I say to Mel hammock Allah and he say you know this this radical Milan he prayed for me back that will be the reason for me to interject I don't have nothing to do right now. We anchored here for a while. I've said good deeds I'm not gonna go so he actually paid the man and went all the way to the shore. basically said the who the one who sneezes Yeah, that was me. It's in your hammock on Cuba. So the students said I saw in my dream that night.
A color from Heavens called upon the people of the ship.
And he said yeah, hola Safina
men had a lady sterile ginetta Durham,
who is the one among you who purchased paradise for one Dirham.
for that amount that he basically rented the boat for
unhedged Rahim Allah, the great champion scholars comment in this by saying, and that story inspires each and every one of us that should not ever underestimate any good deeds, no matter how simple or insignificant You see, but it might be something so significant loss pantallas is
one of the things also so important
for you, is to make sure that you are in a company of people that will always inspire you to do more inspiring to fulfill basically your dreams and to make sure that you finish, you know,
winner, and you finish strong. You need people around you like that. You need a wife, you need a husband needs a spouse, you need a parents, who always encourage you to go forward. You need a company, you need friends, who will always inspire you to always look high. You need people to look up to.
You need people to push you forward, not to pull you down, or to hold you back.
You need people around you and the community, at a basic and in society that inspire you to do more.
That's so important in your life. And if you don't have that in your life, make sure that you surround yourself with such people. Make sure that this is something you do with your family, with your children, with your wife and Ramadan is coming. Let's compete with one another and see how much we accomplish every day. How much we accomplish every year, how much we basically march forward and how fast our bases those people who inspire you this Why are people so valuable in your life and you should hold so tight on that relationship? I asked the last panel to Allah you couldn't know your company probably according to Mr. Romani when it comes to stuff you
one of the point that I would like to end with
it is something also so an attitude. It's a principle if you apply it in your life. I guarantee you'll be the law. You will see a lot of difference in your life.
Which is that you always tell yourself what I do.
And what I don't do must be something of value. Something will add value to not only what I do and also the thing that I will give it up the thing that I will not do, I will do it for I will do it for a purpose. I won't I will leave it for a purpose.
I give you an example of history,
especially those who live in Morocco or came from Morocco, North Africa. There recite the Quran according to a very famous reciter his name Wash,
Wash is not a Moroccan or Algerian or Tunisian. He is nothing but a saw Ed Egyptian scholar.
They will said how the soul to minister man his voice is a voice from heaven.
He traveled from Egypt to Medina to study under NAFTA, the student of Eman Malik Rahim Allah to Allah
He was born just to understand the timeline 110 hijiri.
Anyway, so he goes to Medina and he sees nothing in the message individual Salam have so many students and he has a very small period of time to spend in Medina,
many students and guess what, because of the large hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of students so for him to order with the sheer treat with the Shinoda for interviews with the chef, he needs time um, by the time his turn comes, what happened you know, if he finished the whole Koran he have to go back to Egypt and he cannot stay so the whole thing will be out. Anyway, the story to make it short, he find a way through someone to give him a chance one shot in front of nothing. So nothing he said just the man told and just listened to him once.
So when he never heard his or citation on all the students heard this beautiful voice of Quran did the didn't hear before. Hush I saw everybody was quite
then the rules like this, you read 30 verse, Then you go then someone else in 30 verse, Then you go 30 verse until you finish the Quran. So after he finished, okay, sorry, 10 verse. So after he finished, one of the students said, I give him my 10 verses, such universalization another ones that I give him my 20 an every five people came forward, and they give up their terms. They said, We give our turn, we residents here the visitor, let temporary the home run with you. And because of those five people wash was able to read under NAFTA many times.
And he came back to spread that there are an all over North Africa until today, everybody in North Africa read in wash, because of Allah subhanaw taala, then wash.
And also because of these five people
who when he did
nothing, he just gave up their turn.
Can you imagine the millions and millions and millions of people
that they will be sharing the idea of reciting the Quran today.
Because they understood what they do or what they don't do, what they give up or wait. It makes a difference a
few weeks back, I shared with you
when he said there will be people come late to the mustard.
come late to the first link
until the last panatela delay they're entering dinner.
Because it's an attitude that you don't care to do. There is no value behind you staying behind and not coming early.
You only come late if there is a value of not being here early. But if you just said I don't care to do this or don't do that showing up late or on time doesn't really make a difference to me. It became an attitude in life and those people don't accomplish much I can tell you that.
I asked a lot and there is much to be said so hopefully, and other occasions we can comment on this more and talk about the subject more. But because the end of the time I asked the last panel Donna to help us to do really our best in all our lives, especially that cup coming month which is the month of Ramadan. And I ask Allah Subhana Allah to give that, you know, zealous that excitement and put that in our hearts. So should we can basically do all
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