What is the Meaning of Thikr?
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ala beloved brothers and sisters, dear listeners,
if we are to look at the waves of the ocean,
we will hear a sound
What is that sound, Many will say it is water.
And the little droplets are bashing onto one another creating a sound is that sound not so soothing?
Water is a creature of Allah subhanho wa Taala that water engages in an act of worship or several acts of worship.
That act of worship is the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Victrola barakaatuh Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, or
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Indeed, everything engages in the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala all the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala engage in his Vicar.
But we do not comprehend that Vicar. When we hear the leaves of a tree on a windy day, we think is just leaves.
Because of our weakness, we feel that it is just a sound created by nature, not realizing that nature itself is a creature very obedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah grant us understanding.
When we hear a mosquito irritating us at night, and I'm sure we know the sound I'm speaking about
the humming sound around our ears, the mosquito is looking for sustenance.
to go out and look for a sustenance is also an act of worship, which we need to engage in. No mosquito will sit in one spot automatically, it will fly out. If the sustenance is lifted in my blood are yours, Allahu Akbar, may Allah save us
but that mosquito is fulfilling a duty that Allah subhanho wa Taala has placed on it. And at the same time, the sound that is created, may well be the dhikr of Allah subhanho wa Taala but we do not comprehend so what is the meaning of Vicar.
Some may say to sit with a test V and to say Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah
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law, the sound is so beautiful, that it rings in our ears and it makes our hair stand. At times we don't even understand it.
That is just a portion of Vicar
to remember Allah
by mentioning vetus v hat that we are taught by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in the Arabic language
that is a part of the vicar
but Vicar has a deeper meaning.
If we take a look at the hadith of Juma Rasul Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Every Friday there is a competition.
The melodica stand with huge CG let registers at the door of every Masjid and they record who came in first for Juma Salah who came in second who came in third and what order were you and I
melodica standing how many of us have even felt that there is a competition going on today? Mashallah. Coming into strength there is a flea market. People rush there when they hear of the bargains, don't they? Because they know I better buy it before others get hold of it before me. But when it comes to the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala Don't you think it's more important than a flea market? no comparison
We are delayed. We are late.
Almost every Salah if you were to turn around and we shouldn't do that because we should be worried about ourselves, we will find the same faces are late Why?
Yes, there are rules and regulations regarding coming late to the machine and how to catch up there are cars that you may have missed. But that is not to make it easy for you to come late every time. Some people know Oh, it is fragile Salah this Imam will read very long because it is a Friday I'll take my time.
Has this person remember the law? No, this person is remembering something else.
So I was mentioning the Hadith of the register on the day of Friday. It is reported for either a man
when the Imam comes out and stands on the member, the angels close the registers and also come to listen to the decoder, what is being referred to as the career. The warning, the wow the lecture the speech the reminder that is also a deeper meaning of the word Vicar.
To be mindful of Allah is Nicola one levena Fado, via obala mo
Festo Lido beam, those who may commit immorality out of sin, those who have made a mistake and they went into Zina and other immoral acts or those who have oppressed themselves in any way. Suddenly they remember Allah they become mindful of his presence, they become mindful of who they are and the fact that they are going to return to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when they say Allah forgive us, what led them to seeking forgiveness was the remembrance of Allah. The fact that they became mindful of Allah from this we learned that those who are mindful of Allah it will lead them to engage in Israel far. May Allah grant us forgiveness, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from among those
who are mindful of him at all times.
So that really and truly on the day of the pseudo la Sol Allahu alayhi wa sallam can call us out, and he can intercede on our behalf May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those whom Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will intercede for
so Vicar in the Hadith of the register of Juma is used to refer to the football of the Jamaat
and the term liquor is also used to be mindful of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
When Allah subhanho wa Taala says, For the koroni Coco, remember me and I shall remember you.
Which means if you strive and struggle to please me because you know who I am and you are mindful of me, then definitely you will find me assisting you in everything that you are doing. May Allah help us and guide us to do the right things?
What happens today? We call out to Allah we make a drop Yeah, Allah give me good health. Allah give me a long life. Yeah, Allah give me
those who will be the coolness of my eyes from amongst my children. Yeah, Allah solve this problem for me solve that problem for me. But when Allah tells you my worship, I read your Salah. What do you do?
When Allah says my worship or speak the truth, my worship or go home and smile at your family members, it's an act of charity, that buzzsumo Coffee casada we've heard that so many times to smile at the face of fellow Muslims is a sadhaka What about to smile at those who are closest to you? It's even the biggest data.
So one whose character and conduct is not up to date, there is something wrong with his Vicar, which means he is not mindful of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Yes, we need to engage in our behalf. They are of utmost importance, but these days we had must draw us closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Sometimes shapen comes he knows that we've been sitting
and engaged in the task B, la la la, la la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la La, La La, la, la la la la melodia Soundwave when shavon shavon is very angry and upset. So as soon as you walk out of the masjid, he wants to spoil what you've achieved, or as soon as you get up from your vehicle, I'm speaking here of the test we had he wants to spoil what you achieved. So you become arrogant and proud and you think I'm reading liquor these others are not doing it. They are a stray The minute you think others are a state, you must know you are worse than them.
Because of that evil thought the reward of your liquor has
Been Gone has been taken away and given to someone else as a gift. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us.
So we must realize we need to strike a balance.
And when we do deeds, what is the sign of acceptance? You become humble.
May Allah make us humble. You do not think for a split moment that spiritually I am on a higher level than the others they are low No, if that is the case, that means we do not even know and we have not even recognized our own creator,
Nicola heeta Baraka tala has such a broad meaning. It is reported in one Hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, anyone who sits and engages in the dhikr of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The melodica make dua for them.
They surround them the mercy of Allah descends upon them, and Allah begins to speak about them in the heavens, to those who are better. Today we are seated here. This is the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala which means it is a reminder, this is what is referred to in the Hadith, a reminder for myself and yourself to get closer to Allah. Do you think Allah subhanho wa Taala is upset that we are seated here today? Nay, if we have the right intentions, inshallah, he's very pleased with us right now. There are angels who are protecting us, they will grant us from the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We will be able to feel the mercy descending we will feel content we will walk
out of here with a smile If we have the right intention.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala is mentioning us to the melodica. One Hadith says that Allah actually boasts to the melodica to say, look at my worshipers, why boast because shaytan promised that I am going to lead these people astray. So Malati
by any ad name, amin qaddafi, Morin Imani,
Shama, la him, y la da da da agito axon shaqiri. In shikon says, I promise you, Oh Allah, I'm going to come to them to lead them astray from the front, from the back from the side from the other side from all angles, and I will show you that most of them are ungrateful for what you've given them. So when we are seated here, Allah says, you see if shaytan is wrong, Allahu Akbar, may Allah subhanho wa Taala speak about us. The Kira whom Allah who female Hadith, Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us through Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he mentioned those who are seated to gain closeness to him, he mentions them by name to the angels
can they be a greater
gift than my creator and yours? Using your name and saying my worship is so right now is ending my pleasure. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding that is the power of Vicar. the remembrance of Allah. Allah Subhana Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says Do you want to know what is the best? The best form of creating
a consciousness within one's mind and heart of Allah subhanho wa Taala is to read the Quran to recite the Quran to try and understand the Quran to put this plan into practice to put the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam thereafter into practice, the Quran will lead you to the sooner Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because in it we read Alma de como Zoo Falco zoo.
Allah says in the Quran, whatever the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has given you make sure you hold fast and make sure you follow it and make sure you take it and whatever he has prohibited you against, make sure you are the furthest away from it. May Allah grant that to us.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala says in yet another verse, all go to him buena la Tabby Roni, say O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Tell your followers tell the oma if you claim to follow Allah then follow if you claim to love Allah, then follow me. And what will you achieve? Your baby como la jolla Villa como no back to things, Allah will love you and you will achieve forgiveness He will forgive your sins. Even if there was just one thing we could have understood the second the minute Allah loves you or me immediately
arsons would be forgiven.
We love our children so much. This is not a comparison but we've got to bring it to our minds to understand your little child
can make a very big mistake in the house. small little child. If you love the child so much you say Don't worry, nevermind. Don't worry, these glasses that you just broke we'll buy another one. So long as you didn't get hurt. Yes.
But don't do it again you tell your child
that is the dunia love we understand it. What about the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is far higher than that. But we need to create the bond how to create the bond and I want to cap with this. I want to end with this. To create the bond we need to be mindful of Allah subhanho wa Taala we need to engage in our test we had a civil lawsuit Allahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us who would like to interject.
If you'd like to interject, after your Salah read with us we had 33 times Subhan Allah 33 times Alhamdulillah 33 times Allahu Akbar and one time La ilaha illallah wa de la sharika hula Buccola with hamdullah hawala coalition Paddy, and if you'd like 3333, and Allahu Akbar 34 to capitata 100.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding that Vicar inshallah will drive us to Jenna but
a question I want to pose is, do you think a person who reads that recurrences it without knowing the meaning at all, without even being bothered about the spiritual effects it's supposed to have? Do you think that that will have the effect it's meant to be having? We just pay lip service to it and flip down that just be as quick as we can? Will it have the impact, the effect? No. What is the meaning of Subhana Allah all praises are due to Allah subhanho wa jal Glory be in fact, Allah means Glory be to Allah
Alhamdulillah all praises are due to my Creator, the one who created me nourished me, cherish me, the one who I'm going to return to I glorify Him, I praise Him, and Allahu Akbar means he is the greatest, the one I'm going to return to who is the greatest thing for a moment, whoever created you has to be the greatest, how great do you feel? We feel big human beings, we feel nice. What about the one who created me and you surely he should be some Supreme Being that they can be no one greater? Today we look at the Mercedes, we look at the microwave ovens, the little chips, small little chip that they put in your list and you pass through, they know your bank balance and
everything these things have been created.
People say that man must have been a genius. You're talking of a man. What about the creator of man? Allahu Akbar, Kabira. That is why when we say Allahu Akbar, we are saying, whoever created me, nourishes me, cherishes me, provides for me kills me when I'm sick, the one whom I'm going to return to whoever he is, he is the greatest and he is the worshipped, one, translating in the Arabic language as
the worship one.
So now when we say Subhana, Allah Alhamdulillah La ilaha illa Allah Allahu Akbar, now we should think, and it should have the impact. And immediately after that, we should engage in a state of Allah. Because Allah mentions it in the Quran, Allah first of all even obey Him. You remember Allah you become mindful of Allah, you remember the fact that he is watching you remember the fact that you are answerable to him in totality? And that leads you to say, Oh ALLAH forgive me. I have committed so many sins. Imagine a person on his deathbed. We are taught by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if you are seated next to a person in Saqqara remind them only of the good they
have done, not the bad. What's the point of reminding the person that you know you committed Zina three times and the world got to know about it? stokfella
Can he do anything? He can't, he'll cry because he's helpless. The only you must remind him brother You used to reach Allah. And Allah loves you for that. You've got to make statements to the person who's in Sakura, to try and make his journey into the era as easy as possible.
But that is one side what about when I am in Sakura? I can prepare for it from now. Yeah, Allah forgive me. Imagine a person in Socrative I am in Sakura or you
and imagine if these sins that we've committed in our lives come back to our minds. We are going to say it was not worth it at all. It was not worth it. Why I earned the pleasure for five minutes 10 minutes I lived a big life for a year two years now I'm doomed for what forever May Allah not do that to us.
So because just the thought is so depressing, Allah says do not despair, do not be depressed.
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me say, oh my worship is who have transgressed beyond the limits do not display in my mercy, I will forgive all the sins. We are sitting here we say, Allah, Allah forgive me, I have committed so many sins, I promise you, I'm going to head in the right direction from this day on I will leave everything so that the day you decide to take me away from this dunya Allah I will be from amongst those who will be happy, who will be able to say I have strived to create the link between myself and yourself will create.
Never lose hope in the mercy of Allah, but engage in victory in all its forms. Listen to the lectures, read books, try and listen to CDs which are beneficial radio programs which are beneficial, not those which are detrimental to our well being. Try and go into the company of some or Lama. Try and listen come to the master just sit here you see these mishaps that we see in the poor in this Masjid. Every Quran will bear witness on the day of the AMA,
to laka Allah, the Quran will either bear witness for you or against you. I was traveling with one men in one very poor country of Africa. And whenever we pass the masjid and we stopped, he would sit and we would read our Salah. And he would pick up one Quran read one verse, close it pick up another one read one verse, two chorus, and then he would go away. I told him why, yeah. Why are you doing this? There are so many neurons. He had tears in his eyes.
I told him, please help me I haven't understood this. He says this Koran is in a corner in the rural most place of Africa. On the day of the AMA, at least I wanted to be a witness to say this man has read one verse
from this Quran. Some of us come to the masjid every day. We haven't even picked up one of these for us because why we come time for Salah immediately after Salah we marched out. Is it something good that we've come we're coming for Salah. But don't you think these currents have a right over us that at least we touch them they are here it says what? We see it within? We've never touched it just to touch it to say I touched this foreign. And obviously, it would not be Islamic to read one verse here then pick up another one another day, another verse day because we are not trying to show anyone here. But at least if you live in the locality, your own locality the masjid in your
locality. These grants have a greater right Don't you think so? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the acceptance and May Allah make us from amongst those who can listen and put into practice and understand and become conscious of him and engage in all the various types of Vicar. Remember that we had. Don't forget them the reading of the Quran. Don't forget it. The reading of the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam in learning it, don't forget it. To arrive on Juma early all is part of Vicar Don't forget it in sha Allah.
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