Protecting Your Eman
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Ashrafi Lumby at USAID Mursaleen. So he did not want to be in a Muhammad wa ala early he was Herbie admiring Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Welcome brothers sisters which to what I hope will be a beneficial sitting together where we will mention some verses of Allah subhanaw taala we will mention the things which inshallah to Allah, which I hope will raise our Eman, prepare us for Ramadan prepare us for life. And as the topic has been advertised to how to protect one's Eman, one's faith.
So, if I start by saying there is a verse in Surah Al Baqarah in verse 238
Her funeral I lost swallow it was Salah till Gustavo Waku, Maliki quantity
Allah jello Allah says how do you preserve and protect Allah Salawat your prayers and preserve and protect the middle prayer and stand in front of Allah subhanaw taala in obedience
so if this is put to you, preserve your prayers you first and foremost what do you need to understand? You need to understand what prayer is because if you want to protect something, you need to know what it is right? That's fundamental.
So who can define to me what is Salah? What's prayer?
According language Yes, it is the type of door is a call a supplication. Excellent Stop, brother
is like a meeting. It is a meeting with Allah subhanaw taala I want something which is a little more refined.
good answers, Mashallah. But if he was to go to, for example, a book or something like that, they will define to you what Salah is. So if somebody turns up and starts rolling about on the floor and says I had a meeting with Allah subhanaw taala would say that that's not Salado. That's not salah, but they say, Well, this is my meeting. So we need something a little more detail, something a little more refined. For us to say this is what prayer is what qualifies as prayer. So when somebody does something, we can validate it. Okay, anyone else?
One of the pillars of Islam good. Maybe he thinks that running around is part of his pillar. You know, it's prayer
is done the way the person taught us? It's done for the sake of Allah azza wa jal. That's all good, all good answers.
But prayer is that act of worship, which contains actions and statements.
It begins with tech beers.
And he ends with a decylene.
Okay, so we know what we're talking about. I mean, there are of course, more detailed.
definitions to that, but specific, doesn't act of worship with specific actions and statements specific, not any old actions, specific actions, and statements like scheduled like kodoku, like the recitation of which begins with Kabir, Allahu Akbar, and he ends with a taslim Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah. Now, we know what we are talking about with regards to Salah you and I, as Muslims Alhamdulillah are fully aware how to and what we are supposed to do with regards to preserving that prayer. We know also that there are specific times concerning the Salawat there are particular times that we are going to offer our prayers not when you choose so far out of the hot market of Asia
or South America and Asia or the times that you will offer your Salawat.
protecting your Eman.
So, on the same premise, how do we define what is Amen? Because I want to define what is a man in the first place for me to know what I'm supposed to? Or how I'm going to go about protecting it?
Can anybody give us an idea of what the understand what is e men? What's Iman?
Six articles of faith? Great answer is the belief in the six articles of faith. It is the answer that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam gave when Jabril Ali Salam came to the Prophet alayhi wa sallam said mal Iman, what is Iman and the Prophet alayhi salatu salam answered the six articles of faith. That's a great answer.
What else? What else can we say? So when a person has Eman in those articles, I'm talking about what is the state of the individual, the state of that person? What is the state of your belief concerning those six articles? So I know what I'm supposed to have Eman in. But what is my state concerning those six articles of faith? He was me so far. So if I say to you Oh,
I believe it. I believe in them. Well, what does I believe in them actually mean? Okay. Yes. action on behalf good action of the heart.
It's a statement of the tongue
and action of the limbs. So the three components is one definition. Good. Very good one. A definition of ima it is a Kolbe. Listen, it is a statement of your tongue. So it requires when you say I have Eman in that, I say it with my tongue.
And likewise, I have belief anticodon, because I have that belief settled firm fixed with certainty in my heart. And thirdly, is a llama ruble Jawara. And that is to act upon that if it is necessary.
So you could say that Salah fulfills all three of those pots.
So let's say the prayer has what the prayer has you making statements of faith. It has actions. And it requires you to have that belief in the heart, which will differentiate a believer from a monarchy. For example, hypocrite who may have those actions may say what is necessary to say, but the his heart or her heart is empty. There's no faith in their heart. So the three components are essential.
That is a statement of the tongue. That is belief in the heart and action with one's limps. We can also add something with regards to email because there's not necessarily a fixed entity because Eman may go up. And Eman may go down. You see to be PA We uncle Sue Bill Sen. So your demand goes up with obedience. And it can decrease it can decrease with disobedience.
So now we've got out of the way, if you like defining what Iman is,
and we know that the Prophet alayhi salam told us that there are different branches of faith, different branches of iman, it's not just one thing, meaning how that manifests in your life as a Muslim. So your Salah is part of your Eman
even the removal of something harmful from the road from the pathway removing that is a part of Eman. bashfulness being shy is part of one's Eman will hire Sure But too many Lehman hire being shy is part of one's Iman. So the Prophet Elisha mentioned to us different types of what could be considered part of one's one's face.
Now this is key for us to to understand, meaning that right I'm supposed to preserve and protect my Iman. Now I know I've defined what Iman is, now I can go about working forward as to how to preserve that.
Iman categorically without any doubt is the greatest gift that can be given to any human being.
Meaning that there will be there will be people who have Iman and there will be those who do not have Iman
everything is centered and based upon Allah Eman will be left no doubt,
faith and belief in Allah subhanaw taala. When I say Amen, you have now have an understanding of that. But that all starts from an email biller believing in the existence of Allah subhanaw taala.
If a person has that, that is the greatest gift,
meaning that Allah Subhana Allah has gifted them that gift of iman or faith to recognize that Allah Jalla wa Ala is the Lord is the one that they are to worship. They are the one to follow to submit, and how to know that of course. And this is some of the element added part of Eman is to follow the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam not for you to make it up as you go along. Therefore, part of what you want the man is to identify and recognize understand, firm belief that you follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
imagine living a person has a life without having a man not knowing Allah subhanaw taala not recognizing our last panel data, not knowing what will harm them, what will benefit to them.
Whereas a Muslim Allah subhanaw taala made it all clear for us at Hamdulillah. knowing who your Lord is, knowing what Halal is, knowing what Haram is, knowing what is of benefit to you, knowing what will harm you. And when we say what is the benefit to you and what will harm to us we'll talk about halal and haram when we get that from we get that from the teachings that Elijah Arquitetos in the Quran and the Sunnah. So the Muslim and hamdulillah from the very start to the very end has an awareness and understanding conviction that what has been given to them is absolutely superior to anything because it's divine.
And because it's divine, it's from Allah subhanaw taala is superior than what any of the creation can bring. If you want to place it like this
side by side, there is what the creation will bring man woman to say you should do this you should do that you should live your life like this, live by this Islam or schism or theology or whatever the case may be. And then there is what Allah subhanaw taala gave to us, in the form of the kalam of Allah, in the speech of Allah subhanaw taala. And the example of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu, Allahu Allah sent them.
Now, with iman, with your face, it is something that you need to protect, you need to nurture it. And in fact, there is a beautiful Hadith of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam narrated by Abdullah hebben Ramadan and Asada, the Allahu Anhu Ummah
and that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said, in Al Imana, Leah Hello, Kofi JioFi Sadiq Khan, kama Yehuda selb,
alfalfa first Allah Allah and you J Dilla. Eman if you could become
that your iman will wear out.
Just as the shirt that you wear becomes worn out your closing becomes worn out. So you should ask Allah subhanaw taala to renew the faith in your hearts.
So Eman is renewed, and we renew our face. Not we knew it, renew it because it's been canceled or it doesn't exist. No, that's not to be understood. But to renew it means to re strengthen it,
to reinvigorate it. And that is done by what that is done by first and foremost, fulfilling and doing that what is an obligation upon you. So, here you are, you know, students at a
university, you have your modules that you need to complete, you have coursework and assignments to complete, there are priorities that you have. So before the end of the term, there are certain projects and coursework and exams that you need to prepare yourself for. So therefore you're not going to be doing or sitting in other classes that you don't have exams for the expense of those that you do have an exam for, you're going to fulfill what those which are an absolute priority for you to complete. And to get the very best marking that you're not going to do the other way around. Similarly, in Islam, you have FARA, it you have YG, but you have obligations, you have those things
which you absolutely have to do in front, because Elijah placed upon us. And then there are a tower or on our field. There are if you'd like voluntary acts that you can fulfill.
So the very famous Hadith in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said and this is a saying that this is what Allah subhanaw taala says Hadith and could see
that my servant will never gain a closeness to me, except by that what I have obligated upon him.
So with that is most beloved to Allah subhanaw taala all the obligations.
And what supports that
is the well known story is Hadith in Sahih. Muslim, that a man a Bedouin man, he comes into the masjid. And quite boldly, he says Aina Mohammed, whereas Muhammad
and the companions are quite startled with somebody's approach to speak about the Messenger of Allah says they would never address him, the direct close companions to him and so to serve them would never call him by his name, oh Muhammad. They will say oh Nabi Allah, O rasool Allah, they would say these terms are messenger of Allah or prophet of Allah Al Asad Salam, he was a Bedouin man, and they know for a little bit a little bit harsh, but he was nonetheless nonetheless the Sahaba he was a companion. So he came next to the Prophet alayhi salam, and asked the Prophet alayhi salam, what Allah Jalla wa Ala had obligated upon him from the daily press.
So the prophets I answered him salatu subs, the five daily press.
And then he continued asking me a number of questions about what Allah Allah Allah had placed upon him as an obligation to pay the care if you fulfill that if you qualify for pings occur, or for example, fasting the month of Ramadan, and if you have the means to perform hajj, after he received those answers, he stood up and he walked away. He swore by Allah, that I would not do any more than that, nor will I do any less than that. I will do as I have been told. And as he walked away, he said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said called the F law in Sadhak.
He will be a successful one if he is truthful to what he said.
So this is an amazing Hadith in which we benefit many benefits from it. But one of the clear benefits is what the fact that this Sahabi said he was going to basically fulfill all our kennel humps are the pillars of Islam. I'll establish my prayer won't ever leave it out.
pays the cat if it just needs to be enough money to pay soccer or fast amount of Ramadan. And if I need to pay, go for Hajj I'll do that. Not gonna do anything more or less than that. If he sticks to that he will be a successful one. And if the prophet is awesome says that he will be successful, successful in what we're doing, you will ask Allah, that he will be successful in this life and also in the hereafter.
So this is true success in that the servant of Allah Jalla wa Ala will what preserve the obligations upon themselves.
And these obligations are if you like,
a contract between you and Allah subhanaw taala. In that if you testify La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasool Allah or ash I do Allah, Allah illallah wa Shawanda, Muhammad Rasool Allah, I testify and I declare, there is no one word known worthy of worship except Allah subhanaw taala, and that the Prophet Muhammad Salah Salem, I testified that he is the final messenger of Allah. And he says salam, this means what, this is your justification, this is an agreement between a new inaudible ILM in The Lord of the worlds that you will fulfill what this actually constitutes to not associate any partners with Allah subhanaw taala, to recognize Him as your Lord should submit to his obligations,
to stay away from what he has prohibited you from
falling into and following the Prophet alayhi salam believing in His statements, not picking and choosing. So this is an agreement that you have with Allah subhanaw taala.
It's not just you know, lip service. So therefore, you will establish the prayer. And if there are other obligations upon you, that you will also fulfill, they won't pick and choose at that. If you have a contract with somebody, any business individual or with the university, I'm willing to complete, you know, this amount of modules, which, you know, new makes so many credits, I'm willing to give that to you, but I still want, you know, certification at the end of the university. At the end of the course, they will they won't take you serious, they will say What are you talking about? If you need so and so you know, I don't know how it works, that you need 120 credits or something
like per year or in in total, and what it amounts to be you say, I'm willing to give you 60 or 70. And I want accreditation that I've completed this particular degree, you've got no chance, no chance. And if you're in agreement with any agreement, whether it's a university, or you have a business deal with somebody else, and there are terms and conditions, if you want the correct outcome, which both parties they do, then both sides need to fulfill their, their part of the bargain if you like.
And in the famous hadith of morality Bucha been that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, he said, Shall I not tell you what color he and a bird will happily Happily Ever the Allah Allah Shanna or tell you inform you of the right that Allah has over his servant, and the right of the servant over Allah, you know what this is Allah, what? Who Adam, Allah and His Messenger know best, who as to what rights we have over each other. The fact that that Allah Subhan, Allah has rights over us is that He created us He sustains and provides everything for us, guided us
the rights that we have over Allah subhanaw taala is a blessing and an arrow that Allah azza wa jal allows to be, if you'd like, vice versa, both ways. It's a blessing from Allah azza wa jal.
So the Prophet Allah is obsessed, the more is the right, that Allah has over his servants is that they worship Him alone and do not associate any partners with him. And if they do that, they will be
not punished and entered into the paradise. And similarly, if the app the app, the servant fulfills that, then they will be entered into the paradise the second part is the other way.
So it goes both ways. This is the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala.
this is recognizing i The Muslim recognizes their existence and why they are here. Well, mahalo to Jinnah will insert in the lagoon, Elijah tells us I didn't create gin or mankind except to worship Me alone. So there yet
think we've come so far now that we know what Iman is and why we should protect it as the greatest thing that Allah azza wa jal can give any human being. It is something that can be given as something that Subhanallah can be taken away. It can be taken away.
It can go up and it can go down. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to preserve our iman to protect our Eman, ie that also requires something from me as well, to have my side of the bargain if you'd like to make sure that I'm doing those obligations. What Allah azza wa jal has placed as a priority for me to fulfill every single day or once one month a year. In the case of Ramadan, or once in a lifetime of Hajj being good to one's parents, or being one's parents upholding the rights of the Muslim
So, these are all obligations that have been placed upon us and they have to be fulfilled. And if you don't have a valid excuse,
then that in turn, may leave that person to being faced a punishment in the hereafter.
So, these are important principles and understandings concerning Iman and what we need to do to preserve it. It's not a guarantee.
And the fact that the Prophet alayhi wa sallam said Yeah, mocha liberal Kulu Oh, the turn of the hearts a sub bit Colby Aladeen ik the only mean make my heart firm upon your religion. So there's a constant asking of the Prophet so some to remain firm. For one Eman to be steadfast
and not to become weak.
So I want to mention
an incident during the life of the Prophet alayhi wa sallam. And it represents one of the major changes with regards to the Muslims who were living in Makkah. So after the fifth year, after hijra, not after Hitler after the Prophet sallallahu Sallam had first received revelation. Five years have passed, the people of Makkah, were fully aware of what the Prophet alayhi salam was calling to.
And many of them were being persecuted and oppressed for their beliefs, especially those who didn't have the backing of tribes or family members.
Famously, the family of early assets, and Maribou Yasur are the Allahu Anhu and the first martyr in Islam sumiya Rhodiola. Wiener.
So there were many Muslims with Alibaba or the Allahu Anhu. These were Muslims were being persecuted. After five years after the revelation first started. The Prophet alayhi salam gave permission for about 15 One five Muslims to make his Allah
to leave Mecca, and to go to another land, and this land was Habesha Habesha,
modern day Ethiopia Avicennia.
There the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to the Muslims, are those who are going to leave and from the head of a beloved mother own or the line who I think was 11 men and for women.
He said, You're gonna go to a king there, who is a Christian king, and he is not an oppressive leader.
And he will give you shelter there and you can stay there. So those 15 Muslims, they went there, and they remained there for a while.
While they were there, they heard that many people embraced Islam in muck
that the situation in Makkah had somewhat improved. So some of them they went back upon going back they actually found out the situation yes, some mashallah some people that embrace this them, but will still a very, very bad situation for the Muslims. So the Prophet Allah Islam gave them permission to go back.
To go back to Habesha, this time about 70 or 80 of the Muslims. They made the second Hijra to Al Habesha.
Now, when this large number went
to Al Habesha, 200, that the Quraysh were upset that so many Muslims had left Makkah.
And so they sent a couple of if you'd like emissaries on behalf of the
idol worshipers of the Kurdish one of them, the main one, I'm living in Laos, rhodiola. And at that time, had yet to embrace Islam, he later on, embraced Islam and become became one of the great companions or the ally.
So while the Muslims were there,
he came into the courtyard of a New Jersey, and he addressed in New Jersey. And he had they in fact, had a relationship from before
the Koresh that a relationship with because they are leaders, different leaders of different, you know, areas and different places. They have enormous ly desired relationships and as the courage they came, they came with gifts. And they gave the gifts to an Najafi as one would do in going to their land. And he explained the situation to an Najafi that these individuals who essentially escaped,
had committed treason
Lezama him upon his claim, they had committed treason, and they had escaped the land, they were essentially criminals, and they were seeking refuge in his land.
And that the policy should be that as they would do, if they had people from your land to commit treason, they were criminals, we return them to you no problem. So likewise, we would respect that that favor also be implemented with us that these criminals had should be returned to us.
But as the Prophet alayhi salam said to energy and this energy I was you know, embrace this Salam, ALA, Radi Allahu Anhu he wasn't just willing to just send them back
But he said you have made a claim against these people who have obviously been with
Najafi in his community for a while, hadn't caused any trouble hasn't caused any reason for people to think what's going on here these are criminals are doing here.
So he gave opportunity for the Muslims to give a response
to give a response. And amongst the Muslims, the one chosen to give a response was a Jafar ibn Abi Talib, Radi Allahu anhu, the brother of Ali bodyline, so the cousin of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And it is mentioned in the Muslim of Imam Muhammad. This particular
incident the story
noted narrated by M selama, or the Alana.
so they stood there in the courtyard with a Naja she and Naja She's the leader of this particular land with priests and bishops and elders and nobles within the community.
I'm sure you've seen it on the message, right? Or you've seen some cartoon or from film, you know how it looks right. Okay. So you probably know what the story is all about. But my particular focus on is the actual words and the wording of Jaffa, Radi Allahu Anhu. And what he said,
and so he's privy to what has been said about the Muslims, that they're criminals, they've committed treason, that they need to be returned as soon as possible that they have no right in this land. And so,
what is the response of Jaffa even RV toilet?
And here it is, I think.
Because what is the topic that we are talking about
preservation of Eman.
And the Muslims, they left Makkah to go to another land, for the preservation of their Iman,
for the preservation of their Islam, the some of them were not in a position to remain in Makkah and persevere with the persecution and oppression that they were facing.
And in fact, some of them people were being killed.
Some of them and rightly so that they will give them permission to go somewhere else and be able to practice and live their Islam according to the situation, even though it is the land of the non Muslims. But there they had the freedom of practicing their faith, their Islam, and the Prophet alayhi salam gave permission for that.
But if you look at some of the important reasons why that happened is to preserve the remain to preserve their Islam. So there may be an occasion or occasions
that a Muslim needs to change their environment needs to change their situation, to preserve their Eman that staying in that situation. Some of them newly embraced Islam, that if they're really pushed to say that you know, disbelief or will do this to you, they may they fear they may say words of disbelief, and how that will impact them.
There was fear for them, so therefore they will give them permission to go to this place.
The first thing that Jaffa ibn Abi Taalib Radi Allahu Anhu says a Johan Malik Oh King
Cooney Coleman, Elijah Hillier, as the first thing he says,
We were a people of, of living in complete ignorance.
This puts everything that has been said, by the Quraysh and puts it in a box immediately.
You don't need to break down each argument that has been set against them. But he just simply says that we were living amongst pure ignorance. So everything that has just been said, that's where it's coming from.
to justify that and to support that the first thing he says,
what we used to do is now I will do last night, we're not calling me today, we're not going for Hush,
we used to worship idols,
we used to eat dead flesh,
was sacrificed for idols and so on and so forth. And we used to engage, or we were part of, or we were privy and seeing all forms of lewd behavior.
This is what we are privy to this is where we amongst.
And this is essentially what we left.
And when we weren't willing to stay within that, and this is why we've left.
I think, you know, when we when I, for example, look at
important as a Muslim, that when they leave, are they living in such a society as they were, that he points out the ills. And he points out the Haram that they were involved in, and what they were exposed to. And that that was something that they were unable to contain or to live in. And that they made a decision to, to leave that.
And maybe some of those things that he or the alarm that he mentioned, are things which, you know, we can, we can relate to, in a sense that maybe ICs, things like that as well.
But the fact that they were so deterred by that,
do I feel myself in a similar position, because, as I said, ultimately, they wanted to preserve what they wanted to preserve their Iman, their faith.
That was the most important that most valuable thing to them. And anything that compromise that if they were given permission to leave, leave their families, to leave their possessions, leave everything that they owned, they were prepared to do that, and go somewhere else.
And he mentions other things, we're not on our hand, we used to cut the we're living amongst people cut kinship, you know, a mother and a father would cut, you know, their relationship with their families, we were just Muslims.
We were commanded to obey them, and to listen to them. As long as they told us not to bow down to idols, we're obliged to listen to them and obey them want to see LGR and we will prove it to people being having awful behavior to their neighbors, disregarding the rights of neighbors,
we are coolant cover human of life, that the strong and powerful will consume the weak.
I mean, these are things that maybe we see in our own situation, you know, the rich and famous, what, if they fall, if they are able to escape being canceled, then their money can get them off crimes, you can pay for a lawyer, you can pay for a barrister or solicitor, who is well known for getting people off,
you know, clear cut blood on their hand crimes, and you can get off with it. For the smallest of negligence of the police, they didn't write the date properly,
or they didn't log something correctly, you can cause a trial to collapse, just the smallest of things. But you'd only possibly know those things you've got a lawyer, barrister would know to look at those things.
Doesn't mean that you didn't commit the crime. It just means that one small thing slipped by therefore the whole case is thrown out. And the person who's bang to rights gets off
by the person who can't afford that lawyer, that barrister more than maybe there was a mistake somewhere, but the hand of the strength of the law will come straight down on them. And they will be made as an example. So maybe a person lives in a society where the strong and powerful they somehow bypass the hand of law by the status that they have.
And he said this is we were upon
had Tabatha Allahu ala Rasulillah until a messenger was sent amongst us. So he mentioned all the ills of society. And he said this is how we were living until a messenger came to us.
Not anyone has ever we know where he came from. Awesome, ignorant man who just came out of the desert telling us what to do. This is a man. They were known as what a Saudi called Amin, the truthful one, the trustworthy one, we knew where he came from. We knew his truthfulness was a man or two who were either for who this is a chaste individual, a truthful individual, a trustworthy individual. For the aisle Allah for the Anna Elise penalty either you know what I do, who went to Abu Dhabi? He called us to worship Allah alone, and to worship him.
pure clean talk.
And what else did he ask us to what amount of a sit, sit can Hadith he commanded us to speak the truth?
What are the Amana and to fulfill the promises will still have to run and to uphold the ties of kinship will have no DVR and to be a good neighbor, or cough Well, Kofi Annan and Mahatma Dima and to withhold any harm to any of your family members or not to spill blood or to cause any harm to any human being.
When a hernia and in our hash, and He prohibited us from filthy behavior
while colo zoo and speaking in a foul manner to stay away from that what I'm while your team and to stay away from consuming the wealth of the orphans war conference center, and to salon the falsely slander the chaste woman.
This is what He prohibited us from.
So these if you look carefully, we don't have time really to go into each one, but it is well
No, you can look for it the the reply of Jaffa didn't have a toilet in front of a ninja she and look at the wording. Look at the things he said in what he stood up for as a Muslim. And what they wanted to stay away from to preserve the Imam and to prove it to preserve their faith. And he goes on to explain many, many 40 More things, especially if you like in more depth as to what he's already mentioned. And then after that, after all this statement, it really is in the hands after our last panel to add that to this Najafi.
What's he going to say to him? Does he accept it or does he reject it? So he says to him, essentially, is that okay, we've come with all this statement and you've claimed that your navy has been divinely inspired. Did you have do you have anything?
Because also what was mentioned in other innovations that
after he saw that is
under the mouse Radi Allahu Anhu. The Elijah was actually listening to what he was saying.
He said that also that you know what he says about your your ILA your God. You know, he says about what you know what they say about ASA.
You know what they say about Isa, as though it was some form of a disregard or to insult the Prophet Isa la Salam, listen to what they've got to say. And this is when a Najafi or the Iranians said, Okay, let me hear what you have to say concerning it, Lisa. And as well note, Jaffa Radharani began reciting verses from sort of medium. And upon hearing that a Najafi or or the lion who he was amazed by what he heard, mean that he understood Arabic language.
And it is narrated that he was so touched, that he began to weep because of the verses that he heard concerning Risa Alehissalaam. And that those that were around him, were also touched, that this is what was being said, in the most beautiful manner Calam Allah kalam of Allah azza wa jal
that they were given refuge that he would not hand them over back to the Quraysh where they came from, that they had complete freedom and sanctity of where they were.
That Jaffa Radi Allahu Anhu just stood up for what it was to be a Muslim.
Not trying to make excuses or justify or to compromise. Well, you know, this and that and the other. No, this is as a Muslim. This is what we stand up for. This is what we believe in. Okay. There are certain communities like the Quran at the time,
maybe we can draw some analogies.
They had a complete misunderstanding who Allah was subhanaw taala. They some walked understanding of who Allah Allah was.
So they believe that you had to go through idols, and worshipping these idols. They had misunderstandings concerning Yama, Tiamat there is no such thing as being raised in the hereafter we talking about you get one left. That's it. Their understanding was completely warped.
And that Islam came to bring them back on track as to the reality of their existence.
To some extent they were an ungodly people in their behavior with one another.
And maybe living in a society have become very ungodly. If that's a word, very far away from Allah subhanaw taala is guidance that they will say things like you get one life that's it YOLO You Only Live Once
that this is your chance, and that is it. And if you come across as a religious person, does some form of deficiency in you, you're a religious person, are you? Okay? So, what tape do you have on life?
The fact that you have some who do you have some boundaries as to what you believe is halal and haram is somehow looked upon that you're restricted individual.
When in actual fact, that person who doesn't have that, where they say, Well, I have no boundaries, I can make it up as I go along, are more restricted than they can ever believe.
Because what they believe as their freedoms, what they believe in unrestricted life, in fact, is something which closes their world.
Meaning that their search for happiness, their search for contentment, and
pleasure is so restricted in this worldly life, and in these worldly gifts and treasures that they think will bring them happiness. Because there is no concept for them of anything that they're working for the hereafter.
I mean, it's unimaginable that the person has an understanding that literally the time is ticking for them to have an existence and after that existence, there is no more that is it. Nothing else.
The one who believes in a lot about Allah knows inshallah to Allah that they will have an existence in the hereafter.
They will meet the Arab, they will meet their deeds they will meet Elijah as mercy but if in the later Allah, and that they will have eternal internal pleasure and happiness in the Paradise and working for that. So the goodness that comes to me now and inshallah to Allah goodness that comes to me in the hereafter. So where's the restrictions that you're talking about, you just restricted yourself to a few years, or whatever happens, you feel that you can have in this world, the life
and whatever happens to you or you find
constantly needs to be renewed. Or it comes in the form of a phone, or a device, or food, or clothing, worldly goods that were out need replacing the new renewing, there's a constant cycle of that you can never find, in a contentment, have to find out why you are here. Because you don't know why you are here.
You live in a life without a manual, without a purpose in your life. And if you live your life without a purpose, not knowing why you're here.
It's almost a form of adab it's almost a form of punishment that you don't know why you're here.
Even though you may excel in the sciences of life, the different room the different types of knowledge you may accumulate in life. You may excel in medicine, in geology, in mathematics and in physics. You can give many answers to so many things.
But yet yourself you don't have an answer why you are here, why you came here how you came here. He would you say well, evolution is a theories. And even yourself when you certain come to certain questions, is the biggest question mark that you don't have an answer.
So Islam, and what Allah Allah gave to you is, this is why you know, we will say is the greatest gift, the most beautiful gift that can be given to any human being. And recognizing that and knowing how to preserve it is one of the main goals, especially while at university because you will come across so many different types of people, walks of life, theories, ideas, be careful to protect your iman and anything that may harm your iman from doubts and Shahadat from doubts. Don't allow the doubt to fester. Go and ask a person not as you don't have answers to it.
They will, as Muslims will have no problem discussing and you know, researching things about anything, nothing to hide. It's not about leaps of faith. Go find the person knowledge, there's answers for that be the new retailer.
So first and foremost, fulfill your obligations. Number two, seek knowledge so that you can dispel any doubts,
dispel any doubts, and have some form of
if you like, free yourself from this worldly life.
Not looking always, for the best of everything. Maybe you don't have much of a choice as a student. But you know, you don't always need the newest devices, the newest uploads, if you have the Alhambra let you have it. But if you don't have it, don't sacrifice yourself. For having the best always be satisfied with
what you have. Being content with it.
As you know, there's always something that's new coming out. And really, if you're content with what you have, you don't have the search for happiness in in that what is better as you presume that will never end. But being content with what you have. That is really what you will find happiness in.
And fourthly having good company, having good friends, having people who remind you of what it is to be Muslim, to remind you of your obligations when it's prayer time.
Or if there's swearing, cursing going around, or you're seeing something which is not good for your iman,
Muslims will remind you of that.
So having good company is also very, very important.
there are many, many others. And here in sha Allah, Allah I'll, I'll stop.
And I asked her last Panatela to protect all of our iman and ask Allah Subhana Allah to allow us to be from the people of paradise mean was Allah wa salam and barik ala Nabina Muhammad will either early he was a big man was Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh