Life at a Crossroads
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and live your life in a way
that you make sure I'll put it on you that you don't leave this world in any condition
other than submission and surrender to Allah voluntarily you did it you chose
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is one of those statements that is often repeated in the Quran? Every single one of us in this room mashallah, this is the method of before and right anytime I sit amongst mashallah majority of Somali brothers
I know where I am right? I grew up in Duke see by the way, you guys have to see what's the Doxy
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The Dockerfile to support do you do this here? At Jani. What I memorize for any Metro Allah Masjid Khalid bin Walid and Majid PATA Toronto and Region Islamic center. The way that we memorize the Quran mashallah, we would sit in Halifax or Salatin Village, I would read and if that mean,
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everyone in the circle and Subhanallah you have to you're trying to think when is it going to come around? What's the idea that's coming for me right? We used to do much I love for juice every morning after fed
for maybe four and a half Jews in seven days. So who are meaning was Buddha seven days you finish the Quran, right? Especially before the month of Ramadan. What's happened to the Somali brothers Mashallah. The Somali brothers are the ones who invented the war. This is where I used to go if my memory was a little bit weak, I would go and sit with the Halacha
we were never good at the Quran mashallah the people who lead this Masjid the people who attend this masjid or people who are known within our communities here in Perth as being lovers of teaching and studying the Quran May Allah subhanaw taala make it better than what we hear and when or better than what we think of it a lot.
So it's a pleasure to come to the lab that I am able to visit with my dear brothers and sisters. By the way, my logga or Malaga? I didn't I don't even know where that is. Right? Like I live down south. Down south, we need a visa passport. There's COVID restrictions. You know, you can't just come up north, so I rarely come this side Subhanallah it's very rare today have that Allah I was in Mirrabooka for the janazah of our dear brother and where do your metals kinda have to understand light upon his grave?
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So I've made the trip up north twice today mashallah I feel like are gone to Canada and came back because I'm Canadian initiative. I feel like I've had adventures today and welcome.
Today I wanted to keep it as a general discussion around the Quran.
So I know there's many things that you have been taught from beforehand. But the topic that was chosen to be was meant to be very general, right crossroads, all of us and Pamela we are in crossroads in our life. Me as I sit in front of you today, mashallah nearly 45 years old.
I'm at a crossroads in my life, I gotta make decisions. You have to make a decision maybe every day, maybe every hour, depending where you are school work. There's other decisions you make every week, every month, every year every once or twice in your whole life.
And almost kind of metallic keeps it simple. He turns us in that had a Naboo Sabine for mankind, I lead him to this path of life. In my shack Iran, they will either choose a life where they show gratefulness to Me, they are worshiping of me accepting of me that I am the master they are the slaves or capoeira, they are ungrateful. Which leads them to denying me this believing in me abandoning what in their heart, they know to be the truth. By the way, the word Cough,
cough, in its general sense, it means to hide something. So right now, cut fold to an
alcove I've hidden the cup. The cup is still greater. There's no magic mushroom, because there but now can follow to it hitting an unbeliever.
Eman is in the heart, but they don't want it. They want to hide it. They don't want to be accountable to Allah. They don't want to hear somebody say to them at 430 in the morning, get up, make will do that and then go back to bed. They don't want somebody to say to them,
don't look with your eyes at what is sinful, that will poison your soul, poison your spirit, ruin your job. Don't speak about or to someone in a way that will hurt them in their presence. And even more if they're not there to defend themselves
is to hide what is known as being evident.
When a person chooses, look at the word when a person chooses.
They choose it knowing Allah
and saying but there's other things that are more important to me.
are in the way between me and Allah and Subhan Allah the thing that can be the most big obstacle in your life between you and Allah is Allah.
How does that work for you?
Allah subhanho wa Taala says yeah, and you'll
remember that word? Oh, you will be steady and insert, enter who is steady learning, while you're Rasool answer, the call of Allah and His messenger when either the Ikumi ma your pico when they invite you to come. Sorry, my voice is a bit like
when they invite you to what will give you a good life.
monkey will kind of be and be aware and have knowledge that Allah can be the one who is a barrier between a person and their heart in coming to Allah. All of us have this one friend May Allah protect you from them from calling them even a friend. I've had in my life people who used to come to the Duke see or described
who used to memorize the Quran sitting next to me. I've had people in my life when I was younger, who I would roll with who were friends and
they made decisions when they came to crossroads that turned one way off the path of Allah
and they took a right or a left. They followed the Superman the roadways off Mr often was stalking that person whose heart used to be with the Quran were filled with shift should aim shift to Dallas, whose commitment to the reading of the Quran was greater
Maybe even then there's studies of math and arithmetic and science, who had dedication to their family, they went from there to there.
And then I saw the trueness of this idea where I level and know that Allah can be that barrier between the person and their heart. What does that mean? It means that when you use to have shame
you know, if you're watching something, sometimes you're watching something you have the remote in your hand and you're watching something and a commercial comes on you're not you're not watching the commercial stuff, but a lot sometimes things come on in the commercial that are indecent, immoral haram.
And instead of you you weren't even looking but instead of you turning the channel, you were talking with your and your mother, my short version, the little lousy, what are you doing?
All the timer, suffered a lot, Ollie.
I didn't know what level I was in.
See that moment where you got that moment of shame. That moment where you put your head down, say, no, no, I'm not. This isn't what I wouldn't do this. That moment. When Allah takes it away from your heart, for them as,
when they chose to leave the path of Allah, Allah, to the feeling of regret, of sadness, of worry, a fear of Him out of their heart. So Allah became the reason that they don't return to Him seconded. What's meant a lot protect us from this. I want to give you examples from before and from the best people.
The best of people that can be up
the prophets of Allah, the messengers of Allah, at moments that you went on, can learn very important lessons from moments where maybe they made a mistake, to kind of Allah moments where they ask for something and you're surprised how can a prophet and a messenger of ALLAH ask for something like this?
The first set of lessons verses of the Quran I want to study with you, is about asking questions. One of the things that I do is I teach high school, so I'm an Islamic Studies, high school teacher, my favorite job in the world been doing it 20 years.
I wouldn't give it up for anything, mashallah, if they didn't pay me, I will go. Don't tell.
One of the most important and I want especially young ones to listen, one of the most important lessons of the Quran is to learn to ask questions, especially the questions that you're scared to ask
Allah. I want you to think about some of the prophets of Allah, whose heart is full of Eman.
Like if you think if I tell you, would you ever dem Prophet Ibrahim is a true believer. So never prophet, a great prophet Ibrahim is the grandfather of the prophets of Allah. Prophet Ibrahim, who smashed that idol Prophet Ibrahim, who Allah saved him from the fire when they throw a minute, Prophet Ibrahim, who would have even killed his son, if Allah ordered that one, of course no, of course. Allah Subhana Allah wants you to know that even Prophet Ibrahim ask questions not because he does not because he doesn't believe but because asking questions strengthens your faith.
Inshallah Al Baqarah. Prophet Ibrahim asks a question you and I would be too scared to ask. He says I'll be Eleni, Kate.
Oh Allah I want to see with my own eyes, every me draw the line. I want to see have you bring the dead to life?
Allah says evident to columella he said no. Do you have Allah asin you're asking me to show you how I bring the dead tomorrow. Is it because you don't believe says no. Yeah, Allah of course I believe. And Allah knows he believes.
Well, I can live in a country. I want my heart to continue to increase in the man there's no doubt there's no disbelief. But what can you learn more when you ask more questions when you receive more information, it continues to strengthen and strengthen and strengthen your Eman.
Allah doesn't say to Ibrahim you believe
hulless Don't worry on the day of piano you will see. Allah says to blame Alia celeb couple
take for different color burns, different shapes, different sizes, different feathers for sort of like chop them up into little pieces what? Only jalapenos that you put some of those pieces of cake some clumps put on one mountain here, one mountain there one mountain there thumb Meguro one. Say come to me. Yeah Tina pettalia You will see I will put all these mix pieces of chicken and duck and pair it together. They will come flying back to you wonder and know that Allah is warns and Allah is all powerful. Subhanallah
Musa, we're talking about the best of people. He says to Allah rugby Adeney Allah Illa Allah I want to see you
Allah subhanaw taala me you will not see me in this life. May Allah give us the sight of him on the day of the AMA.
The greatest blessing in Ghana is to see Allah subhanaw taala.
But in this dunya as you walk around,
impossible, your body is not fit for it. You cannot see the Musa well as on board Evangelica Allah because Musa asked a question. Allah doesn't just say no, but he gives reason chose evidence. He says, Well, I can go in a jungle look to the mountain over there, this huge mountain in Estacada Mecanim first of all, Ronnie, if this mountain stays firm as you see it.
You'll be able to see me as well.
made his gentle a part of His Majesty known to the mountain, it was destroyed. Well hello and Musa fell down dead.
Allah brings Musa back to life. In one rewire the prototype seldom tells us on the Day of Judgment. I am the first one to come out of the green. But I will be astonished to see that Musa is already near Dallas from Allah. How did Musa recover so quickly I would have I'm the first to be out of the grave. I'm the first to get his soul back. But most of them will recover quicker than me and be already near the outage of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And then the Prophet says, perhaps it is because he already tasted the moment of terror when he asked to see Allah in the dunya to
Jesus, I use
the people who are living with him, they see these miracles given to him by Allah.
He would take olive oil men who are on it, and he would touch the one who is sick they would get better he would touch the one who's blind from birth and didn't the power of Allah he would get better His name is messy meaning the end and
he would wipe over the one who is ill with the drop he makes to Allah the person would come he would bring the dead
to life with the power of Allah answering his
imagine people seeing all this they believe in him in Holland however you know Yeah.
They say Oh Jesus, we believe in you they're out there his disciples there but Sahaba
make dua to Allah.
University Alina either Tamina sama inter pueden. Well, in our opinion, our encounters opener.
As I think these two are in entering them, ask Allah to bring down a table spread. That could mean hand lots of metal knuckle nobuna That if we eat from it, our hearts will be more secure in the man. After everything they saw their dead coming back to life by the power of Allah. We give us more.
Hasani instead of MiGs go out to Allah blah blah blah model hundreds of new Allah Muhammad Ali that have been so cool and airy that we have well in our field in our area that was the pharaohs up Allah Who in the Muna zero ha. Allah says I will bring it down the one who eats and drinks from it. And then this believes are available who
will be punished away that no other person from humanity
You will be punished.
What is the importance of this? To ask a question?
Even the prophets of Allah, he said is shy to ask this question he said to be a total love fear Allah how everything you've been seen, but he asked the question Musa asked the question Ibrahim asked a question. When you don't ask a question you hurt yourself and others.
Some of us will have a hadith narrated by the vulnerable and there's different way of it's very well you have eliminated some of those however, they were traveling together in a journey. One of them fell off the candle, hit his head on a rock and began to bleed out lost consciousness is almost gonna die.
The other Sahaba rushed. They put a tourniquet they put his Imama on rocket tight stop the bleeding looked after him for a day or two he woke up, he began to feel better.
When the time of solder came,
the man who had fallen
he asks them
do I have to make a fool do
I'm scared if I take my hat off. If I take off this turban, this Ananda will suffer and I will see and I put water on my head, my cart and I'm not fully recovered, then I'm going to be sick, I might don
the Sahaba or the Allah who have extramarital
they're going to see
they said Allah says in
the inland taggi do man Fatima if you don't have Walker MC table, they understood the idea in a very narrow capacity. They didn't go with us the source of knowledge requirements of the law.
They didn't ask the question that you should ask What should we do? The man asked the question they gave an answer that is not complete in knowledge. They gave an enter from what they think not what they were taught.
So the man listen for the Obama.
He took his turban off made will when Matt and done
after Janaza they returned to the profits
and Takasu and they told him Yeah, Rasul Allah, this happened, this happened to find an ambiguous ice and Kata do, they killed him?
And I said, How dare they not ask a question? In the mushy fat, is to add the cure? To ignorance is to ask a question.
Asking questions, is a very important thing in the times that we live in today. And especially younger old man or woman, don't ever feel shy to ask difficult questions. And don't ever feel shy to ask the same question to more than one person.
Subhanallah you might come to me and ask me a question and give you an answer. But it's not enough. It didn't answer what you were really in your heart you still have this.
Knowledge is not found in one person, two people in one community alone. And therefore becomes important to recognize to ask questions. Maybe you might ask your mom you ask you that question, and then gave you a quick answer. Perhaps you need to come to the rescue as one of the few
you aren't as you raise your ask another until you get a bigger and more complete answer that removes you from knowledge into what is referred to as the cleaning to be certain because you've asked enough to have an edge.
The second point I want to talk to you about in law.
Also lessons that we take from the Quran.
Is that the best people the best people are not the ones who have the easiest lives. Hon. Allah is all of us we have our different struggles. And in the Quran, in the
narration, narrations and the verses that discuss the lives of the prophets of Allah. You see so many hard points in their life that you and I pray we never fix it.
Even if you were just to focus on the hermit so Allah Allah you say some Allahu Allah you listen. Anytime you hear the name or think of our channel, you must move your tongue it doesn't have to be loud, but your tongue must move with the Sunnah.
Upon NW Salalah alayhi wa sallam, it's only the one whose heart is detached from Rasul Allah who is incapable of the salah and the salam and oportunidad Allah masala and
I want to share with you some of the difficult tests that some of the prophets of Allah Han. Let's begin with Prophet Suleiman a test that maybe some of us
can live and feel in our own life. Prophets like man, it is sinner, whenever you read his name in the Quran, the verses before him with him, or after him usually discuss the environment and animals, prophets with a man and his salon, his greatest of tests in life, is that Allah gave him power over all of the kingdoms that are living on this earth, the ones you can't unsee and the ones we don't see from the jinn, and from the animals that are around us, and the insects and so on.
One of the most
lovely things for profits are a man with his horses. And July, you know, he used to love horses and breeding them and looking after the women, brushing them and racing them and training them.
And one day, Allah tells us in Surah thought
that prophets like man, Ali Salam was sitting a little bit before salatu law sort of comes to an end a little bit before the sun sets per metric, that is Israel, he only had two prayers that they have to pray in the day.
to pray, right, the prophets of Allah, they had to pray extra prayers. One of them was the five that we pray some of the last and so on
as prophets and is enjoying his, they are running across the meadow, he is enjoying the kingdom that Allah has given him. He is the son of a king, and emperor, the son of a messenger, the son of a prophet. He is one who Allah has given knowledge, wisdom and a kingdom to rule after its father.
And as he's sitting in his luxury, enjoying the horses being trained and running back and forth, he was distracted from doing his son
until had that hour, until the sun almost set. And so at that moment, he's in the bed to help Bell higher and Vicki Robin. He became so scared. He was in a moment of such panic. He said, I love these beautiful things that it made me forget the worship of mine Lord will do how to take these horses I never want to see them again.
You are nine sometimes you might be sitting at home right? Maybe even on your way to the masjid you might have turned on your game system, ps4 or something? You're playing your fortnight or apex or? I don't know whatever you're playing nowadays. What are you playing?
you're playing there, you're playing some of your games, man. Listen, I know that Allah give us balancing that and as you're sitting you're playing
your brother reminds you maybe your mother remind you maybe you're hurt.
You're in chocolate get funding. Oh was there? Give me one more minute. And you're enjoying the blessing Allah gave you?
But what did it do? It distracted you for a minute from what? From answering the call of Allah. Why does Allah give us this example in the Quran? Because Allah wants you to know that even if you pray all the time, even if you are a righteous person, even if you are going to the Quran classes in the weekend and after school, even if you're a good man, good woman, good person. There can be a moment where you get distracted and you need to balance yourself you need to come back to Allah. And there is no shame not even for the messengers of Allah that Allah gives us this example when they are the best of examples for humanity for us to come back. Did you know that there were two times in the
life of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. Seldom where he missed Sala in its return. Did you know this?
One time they were traveling in enemy territory.
And in the heat of the desert that he won his insight was you travel at night because you can't travel by day it's too hot. So in the middle of the night, they would travel after praying salt, another very sharp gem, they would begin their journey traveling quickly at night to get from one water well to the next.
And as they came to their water well, they're still sad for a period of time before so a lot of veggie imagine all day heat, online travel worried in enemy territory. And now there's a little bit of time before so lots of veggie, you're like Oh, I gotta stay awake for another one hour.
And the Sahaba are exhausted. How did that so I send them is exhausted. So the prophets I send them says who is willing to stay awake to wake us up for this Allah? Now of course everybody looks to the oven. The guy who calls people to prayer villain
and I was like okay, I'll do it. The lateral the Allahu Anhu nobody was more precise and tenant the more than the Prophet hmm said is the one you trust. You don't want to break your fast too early. You wait for the
villain, okay, I'm going to stay away dynamic. Everybody falls asleep
including beloved Yamaha. He stayed awake one minute to five minutes and kinda like that human being.
And they were so exhausted. He only woke up when their skin again to burn from the Sun.
The Sun not just a little bit Yanni rose all the way now they're feeling the heat. Finally, Messiah, the Sahaba Wadlow I know Lucy Mottola, when they woke up, and they saw that they missed their federal prayer, they begin to put dirt on their head as if like burying themselves alive. It's like we've lost everything in the dunya
it's like, you're it's not their fault. Subhanallah one of the three reasons why if you miss Allah, you're excused and you make it up is a person who's asleep had that. This is where we get this hadith the Prophet says, relax, a person who's asleep who could not wake themselves and was so exhausted, they could not wake themselves, they are forgiven by Allah when they wake up. They're meant for that person to man, the visa Allah or English.
The second time the Prophet Mr. Prayer was during the battle. And then Allah teaches the prophets like Selim, how to lead the Muslims in prayer in battle, we haven't so that called salah. It's not a normal prayer. Half of the army would pray the first rock while the second half is protecting and defending. And then the second look on the Prophet continues. The first people who appraise the first one up or they go and defend in the second people come and join all in one prayer to different groups.
This is the idea where Allah tells us the idea we all know how to do it, the Sunnah will set up, the guarding of your prayers was sent out to the Muslim, especially your afternoon prayer. So a lot of us why Salatin asked what was the prayer the prophets are like man almost missed. Salado has.
It's that time you come home from school tired and hungry and want to do something else. It's the one that misses. It's the one that can be forgotten. Guard your prayer. Let's take another lesson from the
prophet who is the father of Prophet to labor.
Prophet DeLeeuw Ali Salam, ask Allah a question. The prophets I send them said, every messenger and every prophet of Allah couldn't intervene now who Dawa to Mr. Jabba they have well you are the Allah answers. So there are BMW all of them as they're
one of the drama Prophet Deadwood. He said, Oh Allah, I want to know when my tests my fitness in life will be. I want to know the day you are going to test me Oh Allah.
Now this same story is found in the Bible. It's also found in sort of slide for us as Muslims, our scoring is the truth.
And I will give you the difference between the two.
So Allah subhanaw taala says to Prophet that would it is going to be on this day are going to test you you're going to have a test for me. I'm going to test your Eman, your commitment. So profits of that moodily salah. He marks the day in his memory and on that
day before it arrives, he says to His people to his children, I'm going to go up into my nephron my inner room where nobody is allowed. I'm going to lock myself in it, don't knock on the door, don't bring me food, I want to be on my own. Because this is a day Allah is going to test me, I'm going to try to protect myself from missing anyone
up in a tower.
And he opened us up.
The moodily Salam had a beautiful voice in reading his Quran, his Quran is called the old plan means the thing we read, write his flow. And the thing he used to read was, there's a board that even the mountains and the trees and the valleys would read with him, the words of ALLAH and I want you to know that when you read the Quran, there are things that are near you, and around you and within you and are under you and above you, that resonate, and recite and enjoy your reading of the Quran from the angels and from the insects and from the creation, you know, and the creation we don't know.
The would recite in the mountains would read the Quran.
We, it would need an echo is reciting the Buddha Salam was so quick with the reading so fluent with it, that he could read all of his boron in the time that it took to prepare his boards and to get it ready to go out on a journey. He was skilled in it. Or when you become one of the Sahaba, who had a beautiful voice or the Allahu Anhu. The prophets, I seldom would say to him, you've been given a throat that is like the flute of the woods, and he said, his mouth.
So after Bella, Allah, he sat in front of this board reading, he said, I'm going to sit all day, from beginning of the day till the end to pass this test, I'm not going to make any moves.
And as he's reading,
a little bird
comes through the window and sits on the ledge.
So Prophet would lift his arms up to look at the beautiful bird. And outside his window down below.
He sees a beautiful woman.
You say, Oh,
you just took a right turn? What is it?
See, you are not our hearts.
have the effect that the eyes what you see affects you. Probably the world is not looking at something around. He's not looking at her in a private moment. She's in the market.
Well, she's a beautiful woman. So kind of luck, Tessa, Ella. And
in that moment, he became distracted. He asked Who is this person I've never met? Who is which family is she from from any slot here.
So the servants who came through the door, they said, oh, this person, she is the daughter of this person. And some had lost. We just heard the good news that the general the general approach, can you that would profit there would your army that you have sent to face our enemies, this will be his wife when he returned, they have made the engagement. They have made an engagement.
If you read the story in the Bible,
what it says
which is how long for us to believe
and which is a corruption
and a dishonor to the men to that name of the Prophet of Allah that would it is Salah. They say there would their statement whole new home their if their fabrication that his heart was so desired for her that he sent an assassin to murder.
And this of course, is wrong.
In our plan, Dan would
kept in his heart
the thought that she is written for another for this man. And in his mind, he talks to Pamela you know he is out there facing the battle. That's something that Allah if he was to be injured or to hurt or to be martyred, then she would not be engaged. Maybe I can
encode for them.
At that moment, Allah sent to angels in the form of human beings, that somewhere on Merab who climbed into his powder, Tassie I mean, whom the wood became scared he moved back. Kaudulla Taha Hosmer Ali Baba Luna and we are two people who are in debate and dispute with one another. In the other fe, this is one of my brothers. He's a friend of mine. The whole kitchen wanted to own Elijah. Well, he and I get to work with them. My friend, he has 99 sheep, he has a big flop. And me I'm a poor man, I only have one sheep.
But this friend who is richer has more than me,
keeps asking to take my one sheep. He keeps saying to me, send me your sheep. I want your sheep can I have your sheep Allah blessing with 99 but he still has hope.
One sheep my own digital
without listening to the other side on an AKA Bala McAfee su early energetic Atlanta.
She is wrong to ask you to give your sheep to him when not so many sheep in that moment, while one
and now Tatiana, for her Rocky and at that moment that would understood this was this test. So he made to do to Allah, this is one of the 13 places in our Quran, where there is such that you make to do it in repentance in the way that that would fix himself.
I want you to understand
this example that Allah gives us in Nepal
is a powerful example. There are other Morpha city let it nicotine and others this is one of the rewired nicotine uses. Are there other new is that the mistake of the wood is that he entered the question without listening to the other side.
But this is a powerful moment. And I want it to be especially for some of us who are young and old. Especially the men who are with me in this room, the young men who are with me, I want you to know that your eyes are a great test.
And today, there are things that our eyes can see on a phone and a tablet and commercials on TV and I'm not even speaking about the severe things. I'm talking about a YouTube video I'm talking about a movie clip. I'm talking about a music video May Allah protect you era, I'm talking about things that you see maybe accidentally have the habit of what the novel turn your eyes away.
Allah has given you I met so that you can close your eyes at the nice that you can shift your gaze at the beast
that you protect your heart, your soul, why do I say your soul?
The prophets I send them says in the authentic hadith when you are not God and our soul leaves our body tell us we are with Allah.
He tells us cover the eyes of the one was shocked the eyes of the one who has died. Why? The inner rule has a temper.
Because even when the soul has left the body it can continue to see through the eyes. Could you imagine imagine the connection of the soul
to the eyes that even after your death. We are ordered to close the eyes because it gives you relief and allows the soul to be set free.
So when you use your arms for how long you
know that the injury is not just in your heart, but it's to the very essence of who you are as
I know you've been seated for a little bit of time do you want to do something for me? Let me make you feel more comfortable. Can I ask every everybody even the sisters in the other room? I can't see you but can ask everybody to stand up inshallah. Trust me. I'm a chef.
All right, stand up in chairman. All right. I want all of the brothers standing the line of stuff everybody stand up everybody stand up. Stand in yourself inshallah. I want everybody to turn to the right face the right wall turn face the right. Okay, can you do it? I want you to put your hands on the shoulders of the person in front of you.
Give them a good massage. Mashallah. Don't worry they're going to reach
Turn the favor and chatlog not too hard. Not too hard. Take it easy. All right.
All right. Now as Muslims we have to return the favor. We have to get the soda back. Everybody turned to the left and turn to the left Mashallah. Give them a goodness of luck. Give it to them.
There you go. There you go. All right.
All right, have a seat and Jetline will continue on
this is a signal massaging challenge. All right.
We'll take one more lesson in shot love before we get ourselves ready for a lot to to be shot. And I want to give some time we you know, we said to ask questions. So I want to give maybe 510 minutes for questions and
then next lesson that we take from the Quran, from another one of the great prophets and messengers of Allah. And we certainly want our journey to be with the messengers of Allah
the great Nebby of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada
who was sent to a particular community of people who was sent to bring them to a path of righteousness, but they refused.
The story of this messenger of Allah
is the first story of any prophet of Allah ever given to Muhammad Allah Allah Allah says. So when you study the Quran, and you say, I wonder who was the first prophet of Allah who story was given to Rasulullah salAllahu alayhi wa sallam to be the first lesson for our Nibi and is the lesson I want to give you today? Who can tell me which Prophet of Allah do you think it was?
no one not knowing.
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the first prophet, who Allah sends to that units is one of the early revelations. It's in the first before even the the punishment was given to the Sahaba for the people of price began to even hurt us Ohana the story of Prophet Yunus.
What is so powerful about this story? Eunice La Silla was sent to the people. And he was ordered to call them to the Tempe the biller. The essence of my faith in your faith is unwanted Allah subhanaw taala. And everything you do as a Muslim must bring you back to recognizing it is only Allah. I love no one more than Allah when I say I love only Allah. It's not just an emotional love. And this morning after fetcher, I have a class that I do online even this is online. I have a class after FedRAMP of the province of Allah it was one of the questions that was asked you know, what does it mean when the prophets I send him says you must love me more than you love yourself? What does this
mean? It means that there are things that as a human being I love I want to do this I want to invest in this I want to buy this I want to eat this I want to go there I want to be in this relationship with this person. I want to talk about this watch this eat
things you love.
But then Mohammed Salim said no.
And he says no because Allah informed him decision good for you even though you don't understand.
And Rasul Allah said no, and you want you said yes and Rasul Allah said, No, you love Rasul Allah, then you begin to move yourself away from your yes to his known so Allah but he was
your terror, he's your head boon. And coupled with that some people they love things and objects and money and status and fame and women and another in a way that only Allah should be loved unconditionally when levena and I should go badly, but those who believe have a more strict love for Allah.
Love Muhammad, I send them more than you love what you love for yourself. You must love Rasul Allah, I tell them more than your father, your mother, your brother, your sister, your own set.
that when Allah has said to the Prophet tell them this. It is more beloved to you than what your heart inclines to. So Allah Allah,
Allah sends you in this to these people.
And they reject. We're not going to do what you ask we're not going to believe in what you've been sent with. We're not going to accept it.
Universally, yes salam ala audism to continue and continue and continue until finally Allah says, Yeah, Eunice.
I am going to send my punishment upon them book rockin in the morning,
you will see the sky begin to change.
If they don't come and you will spend the time calling them to Allah and to Taffy than to righteousness until the sun is rising. And the sky begins to show the signs that he has been given as a warning.
Soon as either his seller, leaves them in the city and begins to walk away, gave up on them.
And he just turned and he said, Allah has said their punishment is gone, I'm gonna call us I'll go find somewhere else to call people too good.
In that moment, when he left
Allah who is the reason for my he Dahlia and yours.
Allah uses people signed occurrences to bring us or push us away from faith. I can sit here and talk all day Prophet Yunus can sit here and talk all day and we're gonna try and sell them can be with the people of Farage for years. When I am in a man who only few people come to faith, because he died is not just in what people hear and see in science and evidence and language, but it is also in the hearts.
This was a lesson that Yunus needed to learn. So when you owners thought, in mistake at that moment, Allah sent me they didn't obey me. I'm the one who's leading them. If I leave how long the punishment is going to descend, I spent many months and years with them. They deserve what they get. And he began to head away.
In that moment,
a lot changes the heart of the people of that city.
They saw the punishment in the sky about to come for our mental beat that they believed in Allah.
But Yunus had already left it. And from that moment, we know the story of profit you will notice you Ron's in the ship, he's in the ocean, the whale is about to swallow him fell, fell into a memory pool, that who takes hold of him and is dragging him under the water to stop the thug he makes a step out to Allah He makes that speak to Allah na.
bodies, I, myself,
in a lot of modules, they were the only people who will remove the punishment after in a direct as a sign that it is Allah who changes the hearts. Why is this an important lesson for you and I, my dear brothers,
there will be friends of yours
that you grew up with?
Who came to the masjid who did what was right to listen to their parents who took care of their study, who lived the life for goodness and were part of the Duke see and pray they're theirs. And as they get older, a lot protect you from being like this. They begin to move away from the path of Allah. And you call them and you call them and you call them you call them
and they don't
know these two lessons. It doesn't matter what you say or what the truth is for some people they will be done. Deaf and Blind, someone book wandering some people, they will not listen or see about the truth.
And you have to know in your heart
To leave people behind.
You have to know when to leave people behind. Although you are sleeves as people on he is not
condemned by Allah Subhana Allah does.
Never give up on your child of somebody who you have similar to Ryan attached, you will always have your hand ready to bring them to the truth, but never make haram halaal for them as being equal. That is the lesson we take from new how to use set up. Allah tells that new work says to his own son, rod on the ship. But you must be a believer in Allah first. I can't just let you on. When his son says to him so early in Devon, I'm going to climb up that mountain. I'm going to go over there. I don't need you. I don't need your ship. I don't need Allah. He says Lao can't open the door for you. I can not make what is wrong. Right. I cannot make what is haram Kalon I cannot make what is
big as sooner overlook what's wrong and pretend it does not exist as wrong.
But my hand will always be there. God will then y'all can man and my son. I will never shut the door that I won't hear you knock if you knock and once the truth. We are here to help. And I will never give up on you. Those two lessons of Nora and Eunice Allahi wa salam
become foundational lessons for myself in you as parents as young people, as best friends to others as we mature in our relationship with Allah and with our community. I wanted to end with Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad Allah or you send them
it's one of those Hadith that changed my life
changed my life. It's Hadith that is narrated in the so here the narration I share with you the narration of any man
the Prophet so I sent him said Can Fe men kind of level in the time before your time that people who lived before you meaning Benny sloth he
radula Anita off offering that to men who became like brothers because of their relationship with Allah to they're not blood brothers, they're not related. But they loved each other like brothers love each other. For Allah.
I had one of them saw it was a good righteous man. Outwardly he prays he fast the charity does everything that is needed
in the outside everything you think a Muslim should do he does it was
his best friend.
makes mistakes is a little bit behind. Misses certain things that should be done.
The one who's doing everything would look to his best friend and we'd say
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stop what you're doing. Because if you don't Allah will never forgive you. Whether you silicon agenda, and if you continue like this you will never enter gender
his friend who makes mistakes would say to him Hello evenly webbing not leave me to the mercy of my daughter. Tonight you're gonna you're working you he didn't make you a policeman or watch your over a security guard over me watching every step I make. He didn't put you as a judge over me everything I do. You're telling me wrong wrong wrong. Putting despair in my heart making me feel I have no open the Mercy of Allah telling me I can never go to gentlemen telling me I'll never be forgiving.
Eventually, the Prophet says that both of them when they die GEMA hobo Allah, they will be brought together on the day of gentlemen, and they will be asked their questions on the Day of Judgment in front of each other. Allah will not speak to the one who was a sinner in the dunya until he first speaks to the one who was practicing the good deeds, the one we call saw.
So ALLAH turns to him, and we'll say taking as many Lecter Camry did I give my power to you to decide who I forgive and who I don't. Whoo Tita Illman nd Did I give you the knowledge that tells you who
In general, who isn't?
What made you so confident to say to this man, you have no hope in the Mercy of Allah, you'll have no hope in entering Ghana, if you do these mistakes, I want you to see now and Neha follow to left. When I look at her, look now, at my mercy, He is forgiving. On account of his belief in me, he's a Muslim, a believer, but he made mistakes he has forgiven because he had hope and mercy in me when I look at now, but you will be tasting the punishment of hellfire for putting in his heart
despair per minute that he that I would accept him and ask him for forgiveness. Subhanallah sometimes in our life, we push people away from Islam. We are hyper conservative when it wasn't in so in the life of the prophets I seldom, sometimes we say things to our children, our friends, our elders, that turn them away, repulse them from the Mercy of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And just like there is that well, there is also on Dawa undoing the Dawa and the call to truth. May Allah Subhana Allah make us of those who are as the Prophet said, Yes, cero whether to assume, simplify, don't make things complex, best shiru well, how to invite them to good don't drive them away. May
Allah subhanaw taala open our hearts to the Quran. Give us the knowledge of the tradition and the sin of the prophets. I seldom raise our young children here amongst us who were chit chatting a little bit to be Imams of our community. May Allah give those who are good speakers that ability to speak and sit when I'm sitting in teaching in the future in shot law. Now most imperative what's gonna make the Quran something that we recite by night and practice by day, may Allah Subhana Allah Minkee that burden and approve for us and not against us on the Day of Judgment. May Allah subhanaw taala forgive the believers, Allah when we need when we need to sleep. And when and what Allah
McPhee learner What if he now works for Allah who did not work the way that when you believe that Allah
Allah Allah that a cleanup fee of Gardena, Allah Houma vertically and that he have that you know, Allah Baddeck
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