Righteousness in the West
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amid the peace and blessings be upon loss of penalty either be upon his final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. My dear brothers and sisters, I greet you with the greetings of Venice Rama Salaam Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
has all the page you read,
except that there is an advice from a loss of panel data for how we should behave,
or how we should be as human beings.
So for the first page that you open, reading Surah Fatiha, there is an acknowledgement of Allah subhanaw taala as Ravi
that he is at the heart of
that he's kind of the Creator, the Sustainer, the control of all the affairs of the universe.
And that you recognize or Allah subhanaw taala tells us that we are in need of him.
When we asked a loss of penalty, either
it had been almost a theme or law Guide us to the straight path.
There is an acknowledgement of our weakness and our need of a loss of power.
Until the very last page of the Quran, where you find three charges,
source and a class, source and fella
and so on with this.
Your your justification there is none
except a law. So, the woman who had who has no need of his creation,
and that you seek refuge in Allah subhanaw taala that you seek His protection
from the evil that exists
that every good
that is good for us, or that may benefit us that may help us in this life.
Allah subhanaw taala and his Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informed us of that
there is no good that will benefit you in this life and in the Hereafter. Except, as
the law says, there was no bird in the sky that passed us by except that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would tell us about some full benefits on that.
There is a benefit in everything that you can find in an Islam.
Everything that they hold you
everything that they bring you closer to the hellfire.
Allah penalty, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us to avoid that, and how to avoid that.
So righteousness is been defined was it made clear to us?
many of us when we talk about righteousness,
any project just put that in Arabic. There's a few words that can be used as a bill.
Sir, all of these are comprehensive was that all to do with righteousness, salam, all of these to do with goodness.
But for Muslim is extremely important for us to understand the real access or the origins of righteousness.
Now there are many things that we face that will try to take us away from righteousness
that may come in the form of redefining or changing what righteousness actually means.
Now, what do we mean by goodness, although what is pleasing to Allah,
that will forever
till the coming of the hour, never be changed.
What was good 1000 years ago wouldn't be good and righteous in 1000 years time, if indeed there is 1000 years of our lives of this worldly life.
So when we focus on righteousness, we should focus on two levels. We focus righteousness on two levels,
there is righteousness of God,
of the apparent of that what you see.
So when you meet people,
when you are helping people or doing things for people, you're showing them,
you're showing them a
colossal penalty, Allah tells us what
a whopping one evening, sir,
and all mankind did, you should not watch it,
except your last penalty either. And to your parents, to your mother and father, you show.
This is the heart of your Creator,
to worship Allah subhanaw taala and the heart of who has the greatest hup concerning the creation and that is one's parents. And that is you show them
that you show them goodness
that is how you deal with them, how you speak with them, how you interact with them, there is this outer righteousness that we will show.
But to ensure that this righteousness, this goodness has a real value, it is that a P or vote Pima it is important that internally inside, that there was a righteousness, or psychological
righteousness of the heart, goodness of the heart.
Now we all know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that there is within our bodies, different organs,
different body parts, but there is one body part that if it is,
if it is sound, if it is good, if it is righteous, that everything will be righteous,
everything depending on one thing, if that is good, everything around, it will also be good.
not the heart
is the heart is righteous, if the heart is good,
then everything that follows will be good in Charlottetown.
And I think
whereas once upon a time, or not so long ago, talking about spirituality, talking about matters of the heart was something you have to be very careful, because maybe number one you might get accused of, you know, trying to preach some Sufi political, we talk about spirituality to the time for where's the practical side of our religion. So you find some people that only talk about the practical side or ElDeen that they don't talk about what is internal, what is inside us.
And then the other extreme weather people, they don't talk about the actions of all the actions, but they start talking about only the heart, the heart of the soften the heart, talking about the heart, and nothing about the heart, the actions externally, they take a backseat, there has to be a fine balance between the two. And within this conference over the past few days. There has been a balance with the lectures and the content of the lectures about having that correct balance in the Muslims life.
Because it's important that we have a good balance.
Allah subhanaw taala made this oma an oma all fit them in the middle. While also panel Dad told us what could
be the cool alumnus so that you are witnesses over mankind. Allah subhanaw taala made us make this oma Mohammed Elisa to Sarah and oma, which is not just in the middle. Because what's the benefit of being in the middle? What does that mean? I'm in the middle. So I'm on the right you on the left, I'm in the middle. So what is the importance of being in the middle or
being in the middle doesn't just mean in the middle?
So when you say this is a middle path, so what does that mean?
When you want the motorway
You have maybe three lanes before lane for five lanes, but in the middle doesn't mean anything special. But most of the here being in the middle means that you are balanced,
that there is no extreme on one side or the other.
Our belief in the MBA our belief in the prophets AlLahi wa salatu salam is balanced, it is in the middle, we do not worship profits, nor do we deny profits, we have belief we have the man in every single profit or loss of power to understand. And our belief in them is as a loss of power has informed us
concerning our eating habits, concerning our, our worship, the purpose of the law for it instead of repute, ports of Sahaba off Why? Because they were doing the things which was seen as a little bit extreme.
They were discussing amongst themselves. And they said where are we from the Prophet sallallahu Adamson. One of them said, You know what,
I won't get married, I'll just busy myself with
the other one says Sumo Coolio almost every day. The other one says, I will stand up in prayer every night.
When the boys have heard about this, he told them
this is not correct from for Lisa, Mindy. But whoever goes against my teachings, the sheer number of sort of losses is not from me.
So it's important that when we understand these topics in understanding the correct light and in the correct way.
So when we're talking about righteousness, it is not just talking about attractions. And it's not just talking about actions of the heart, there is a link between the both. There's an attachment between your heart and your actions. You cannot just have actions with an empty heart, with nothing in your heart at all.
The closest person to this is a mono hypocrite, that there was nothing internally. It's everything. But they have our actions.
And then you find another person who is so extreme in their actions, that they go away from the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu writings. And then we have examples where the prophets hasn't told them to come back in line.
But this is my center and this is what you should follow.
Now, all of our actions, they are thermal,
they are fruit.
the next stage of what exists in our house.
The purpose of the law it was send them when adjusting was so hard.
sent to them concerning taqwa the taqwa of Allah subhanaw taala. God consciousness and awareness of our last panel Tyler.
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a taco, a taco.
The purpose of a lot of the talk was here,
starts in the heart.
It starts in the heart, where you have an awareness of a loss of penalty. And then in your actions, you see the benefits you see the fruits of that taco.
So this is how the course of the last segment told us what aware, taqwa is,
and that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam told us in
rural Alaska, who watched what Sally was wearing, last time, it doesn't look at your outer shells that would exist outside. Whenever you get your guru Illa to rubycon radical but also cannot I looked at your hearts and looks at your actions. This is what you will be judged for. This is what the test this is where the test is.
That when you are worshipping Allah subhanaw taala it is not how fancy that you can make your soul
because the professor's warned us about about showing off
about a man who was 18 also now he would beautify his bread or she may beautify beautify make this all very nice because somebody is looking at them.
The secret here is to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala as Do you see him
off in New York.
The secret is or the real special level that we want to reach is to worship Allah subhanaw taala.
To worship almost as though we see him.
And even though we do not see him, know that we see that he sees us.
We don't see allies as allies, but we know that he sees us. And they
do. They don't know they don't think that Allah subhanaw taala sees them at every moment of their lives, when they are sleeping, when they are alone.
awareness of velocity,
that when you are alone,
that you remember your vote.
when nobody's around, nobody sees you, that you have an awareness of what else is going on. You remember that you will one day stand in front of Allah subhana wa Tada. And that you will be accountable for your deeds, that you will be questioned. For that what you said.
And that's what you did.
You remain who you would remember, that you will live is
that your tongues, that your hands and that your feet will all speak either for you or against you.
But there will be no time
that you said or did anything or you walked to a place or place that you praised except that it will be a witness for you, or a witness against you.
So the purpose of the law is instead of defined for us that what was good, and not what was righteous
the famous Companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He said that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said, and built through personal
righteousness is good manners. Righteousness equals good manners.
So when we're talking about righteousness, and that balance or having good mental understanding of balance and behavior, the most important aspect of that of righteousness, as defined by the prophet sallallahu alayhi. wasallam is a good character, having good manners, the speaking good to one another,
to address with one another with respect.
explains to us the importance of having good manners, and the impact that manners can have on another person. Now this generation that I just said to you here, the righteousness has been corrupted, and a sin is that what bothers you, and that you don't want people to know about it.
And there was a famous Companion of the Prophet sallallahu. It says,
sheds some light on more important aspects of what we're talking about righteousness and sin, and helping define them for us. And we won't allow other people or coaches of your life to tell us this is good, this is bad. Because understanding what is good and what is bad is part of the revelation of philosophy.
when the Qibla was changed, for mosquito last saw, that the Muslims at the beginning of Mr. Cruz was mustered the last time.
And then there is sort of a buffer again, to change the peddler
to mess how long
the Muslims began praying towards a cow.
Some of the hypocrites and the non Muslims in Medina wanted to engage within those terms and create some dissension as a dispute and arguments.
And they said, Why is it now? After all this time, you're suddenly praying towards Mapco when you used to face aliquots? What kind of religion is this?
One week you pray this way, another week, you're praying that way? Does this mean that your prayers that they were wrong and that they're not accepted in the previous
The last panel tells us about these people,
when he should apologize to
the fools amongst the people, they will say they will love them and
what has changed them or turn them from the pillar that they were upon months
say to them respond to them, that to allow the loans the east and the west.
Yeah, give it a shot.
That allows the parent of guides who he wills
to the straight path.
And that real righteousness is what
That righteousness is not about where you turn your faces. These are actions that you are doing. The essence of your bill is not about direction, this direction, will kill bill. But rather righteousness is what man,
he will do pretty well my dad because he will keep the one beam will
Allah subhanaw taala Mr. Very beautiful verse, Allah Subhana, Allah tells us what is built.
There is about righteousness is about those who have belief in law, and those who have belief in the Hereafter, who have a belief of the angels and the books, and that they give their wealth, in spite of the love for it, that they give it to their family members. They give it to the orphans, and they give it to the poor. And they give it to the traveller
and those who asked to set slaves free.
And that they're the ones who established the prayer. And they are the ones who gives the care when
and adores to fulfill their agreements. If
they're given an agreement with somebody, they fulfill their contracts, or saw the need of
raw in mahina butts, and they show patience, at the times of poverty and difficulty and during conflict.
these are the truth will once and that they are the ones who are truly God fearing.
So when we're talking about nurturing ourselves as true believers in Allah subhanaw taala and talking about righteousness, we need to know that it begins as an internal state. It begins from inside, and that we need to cure ourselves of the many diseases that we may be afflicted with, like greed
Okay, maybe even elements of hypocrisy.
There are many diseases that we may be afflicted in our hearts,
but because we have become so used to committing certain sins,
we believe the little bit of good that we are doing that is enough for us. The shape one has deceived you
that that what is this in terms of disobedience to God?
You said he's the victims of these things.
As the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us letter guru
do not look at the smallness of your sin.
This is not like a game where you can't have small cells and then you cut your vixens Okay, and then you look up all your good deeds.
the 11 nothing, but you should rather look at the one rule that you disobeyed
you disobey the laws of pelota small sin or Bayesian analysis, or RCM, you are a disobedient servant
that you should turn back to our last panel.
Now, when talking about the internal
making sure our hearts are as clean as pure as possible as possible we can make them we also have to fulfill the obligations so that we can feel that we are doing actions in our service to our loss of Parliament.
So we weren't
Caught on not being greedy and selfish and staying away from jealousy.
So the action, that I'm not going to be stingy, withhold money is that I will actually give money. There's no point saying I won't be stingy, don't be stingy, stingy or cure myself of that.
To help you cure that you have to give them charity to overcome that illness.
Likewise, the soul itself.
And my dear brothers and sisters, that was an advice, that if there was a single advice that you take with you, and that you have 30 seconds with another person,
and you say to them, okay, give them an advice that will help them.
You can tell them one thing, almost, you can give them one advice.
One of the most important advices advice.
If not, it could be debated, the most important wise advice you can give to them is to establish the pressure to hold on to the pressure. Because this is the difference
between as the purpose of the law how it was set up said
they have a new Masada from
the covenant we have the agreement we have to is that is between us. And then between the US and them is that we pray that they don't pray.
There are people who don't pray, and whoever leaves the prayer, as indeed,
if you were to give one advice to a person, they may be involved in many settings, but hold on to the salon. Hold on to the prayer no matter what. because believe it or not, the prayer will help you
in the soil after
the prayer if it is established within that person will help them push away and protected them from
harm lewd misbehavior evil, it will help them protect themselves from that.
So is there
a loss of penalty advocate or gave us rather this religion
to teach us to protect ourselves internally and externally, that there is nothing that you need,
except that you can find it in the Quran and the Sunnah, for your salvation, for you to be saved, to have the best of this life in the hereafter.
Being a Muslim in this life doesn't mean that you have a sad life. It is the complete opposite. Being a true servant in this world, the life
means that is the only possible way of achieving happiness.
It is the only possible way that you can be happy in this world in life, except that you follow the guidance of Allah subhanaw taala and the purpose of a lot of our lives and if you seek another path, that you will never find happiness. In fact, the happiness you think that you have found or that you will find is temporary.
It lasts for a very, very short while and then it will disappear. And then you believe you need to find another happiness. Happiness is that happiness that you do not purchase, that you cannot buy it. It is the happiness that exists in the heart. It is the happiness that exists. It's the story of the servant of Allah. Allah has with his Creator has with the one who is deserving of all worship,
that the purpose of their life has been made clear.
They know exactly what they are doing, what they should be doing, how, why and when, without any questions. They are following the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala
on the Day of Resurrection,
when they stand in front of colossal penalty either even before that, even at the time of death. May Allah subhanaw taala give us personal thought
they were supposed to allow us to buy in the state, that historical data is pleased with I mean,
that the reality of what you put forth in this world, the life
will come to you and that you will know for sure
what you did was right or wrong. And then when you are in the grave, that you will be shown your place. I have an agenda, agenda
and that you will either have the reward
to the grave with the punishment of the grave, that these realities will come to us
the purpose of the law
rates that are used
the professor's I'm used to ask profusely supplicate was, the other one is to do, what did he say the Lord
forbid can be added in all the turn of the hearts, keep my heart firm upon the team, keep my heart
That guidance from Allah soprano to either is not in the hands of any one human being. If it was to be given to any one person, it would have been given to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but it was not given to him.
Because he's our co pilot.
He was called to Islam before he died. But still he did not accept this them in nakota.
You do not die when you love but also panatela guys whom He wills will who
has full knowledge of those who want to be rightly guided.
Every day My dear brothers and sisters, ask Allah Subhana Allah to guide you.
To give you a long line, not just a long line with good deeds. The best life is that life is the long life of good deeds don't allow you to have a long life or that you have bad deeds that you meet
in a way that he is pleased with you. This is all you want. That you're dying to state in the way that Delilah is pleased with you. This is something you should ask
for how many people do anything of their lives has been through, has had a bad ending
has had a bad ending. They were doing something and Allah subhanaw taala was not pleased with they never committed how long it's gonna last.
So also i'm also kind of tired of my brother and sisters
for good ending. And that also keeps us all on the straight path. I asked Allah subhanaw taala to bless every single one of us in this gathering.
I asked the last panel talent award or reward all of those brothers and sisters who are involved in the establishing of this particular and blessing conference.
It is indeed a great achievement to you know have a three day conference. And
it is a testament to the intention and shadows of the brothers and sisters involved in that that is done for the face of philosophy alone when asked to bless them and give them the best reward
just like my level Taylor might give up and sisters and
stuff like that for so long sell them a bunch of anatomy and Mohammed right and then he has to he was made or Solomonic