Channel: Yaser Birjas
Dropping out of the path to Allah – This talk was given at the Valley Ranch Islamic Center
2017-06-18 – Ramadan 2017
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Allah subhana wa that accept from your fasting, that your Avada Allah Subhana accept your good deeds horrible Allah mean. ask Allah Subhana Allah that to make this evening and this night an idol blessing for all of us who are law, the miracle sins forgiven out of bad I mean we are lost, except us in general. For those that are
alarming I was thinking what to start with. In terms of a series that we need to talk about this particular season of the month of Ramadan. We've been talking about heart softness or require we talked about Sahil Buhari, we discuss some of the books in Amazonia Rahim Allah, Allah.
Allah, Allah Allah. So one of the things I want to share with you this, this time of the year in Sharla, some of these heart software's that we can find in the seal of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And the story of the companions are they allowed to nanomol down some of the very important stories of the Sahaba de la annum, which also relate to a lot of the nourishes were mentioned in the Book of Allah Subhana, wa COVID, and the Quran, certain phenomena, they're very, very important for us to understand, reflect on as we move on in this in this life, as we see how things are changing and shifting around us in this society. And somehow the world affairs and
events, and how the culture of human beings and people is shifting and changing becomes so hard and so difficult to remain focused, so hard and so difficult to survive and live on this path of guidance. Allah subhanho wa Taala when you know that the challenges that temptations around you are so severe and so much.
Well, back in the days, when people wanted to commit a sin, they're going to have to make an effort for it, had to go and plan it and spend days and nights and even looking for opportunities, probably save money for it and make a trip and a journey and go all the way there before they can commit a sin and in the process, they might forget about it, things might come up and they will never do it alone protect them in one way or another from falling into this. So the chances of temptations were far apart. For us in this time. You don't even have to make anything, you don't have to make an effort, the temptation comes into your pocket. If you have a smartphone, if you have a smartphone
with you, there is no doubt you've been bombarded by all these temptations, day and night. Whether you like it or not
even not soliciting any of that stuff. It still comes to you and comes your way, the loss of hundreds of potential herbal elements. So as a result of this, the chance for temptation that said the time the chance for people to drop out,
the chance of people to drop out of this path becomes higher and higher and higher levels of hypothetical future family or abandonment. If I just asked right now randomly basically, how many of you right now here in this room? Shall we have close to 100 plus people and a lot of bananas? I mean, how many of you know somebody that used to be with them at some point in life on this path to Allah azza wa jal path of guidance but of Dawa. But then now, you realize they're no longer on that same path? How many of you will know that anyone? Raise your hand?
That's scary, right?
Like almost 70% 80%. So yeah, I know somebody who was actually on the path and then they just dropped out.
And that is something as we move on, again, into the society and leaving the technology that we have today and the amount of temptation and pressure coming from right to left alone stand. The chance for people to drop out is becoming greater and greater and greater and Allah subhanho to protect the cerebellum and I want to share with you a few things about this issue. First of all, the phenomena of what we call them in the Arabic language moussaka tune, which means dropout. People will be on the path to Allah subhana wa Taala and then the dropout.
It's not new
happen the time of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. It happened after the time of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam among the Lama and Salim in. A lot of people they suffered from that I will continue. Because that's a fitna, that's Allah subhanho wa Taala promised that Allah will test the people subhana wa Tada. But first, just understand what the situation is.
In America claim Rahim Allah Allah. He said that when it comes to guidance, Allah xojo there are three kinds of guidance when you ask Allah subhana wa tanto Quran in a certain way.
When you ask Allah for guidance, yeah, Allah guide me to the straight path. He said, there are three kinds of guidance that you're asking from Allah subhanaw taala, Donna hidayatullah, illustrata
hidayatullah, Surat, wideout, and Allah Surat, what does that mean? He that illustra guidance to that path. So when you're out of that path, you're asked Allah subhana wa Taala, to bring you from outside, inside.
And then once you're inside, what do you need to do, you need to ask Allah Subhana Allah to keep you on that path. So you ask a lot of guidance to keep you on this path. After you're in, you want to stay in, you don't want to just get in and then after some time drop out.
And even if Allah subhanho wa Taala keeps you on this path. What do you need to know what kind of student through Of course, this path right now to go through it to keep moving forward.
So the three things from outside the path inside, and then once you're inside, that you never go off, and you drop out. And the third thing is you move forward. And you keep going through this path may Allah Subhana Allah make us among those who succeed in this path out of that element. Now, some of us will have a lot that on home,
they went through a lot of challenges, and I know many people in our time they wonder it says, How could it be even Subhanallah? How could this brother Well, this system, I mean, she was so good, Mashallah, she used to perfect hijab and she was almost come to the masjid and the main among the first people, you know, in the, in the session taking notes and this and that, and suddenly now, I don't know if what she's wearing you call it qualifies to be hijab or not anymore. The brothers the same thing to Mashallah used to be among all these people who call others to come to this halaqaat. And they used to come and make sure that everybody comes with them, and so on. So, but then after
some time, you really know if they maintain the five daily prayers anymore, or lie, it is so scary, that thought is so scary, sometimes, which is more dangerous, even when people start looking at looking to people who they considered like role models.
And I had these occasions in my life as well as I grew up in Holland and massage from a very young age. Some people used to be my mentors, my mentors, which means they sat me in the session, teaching me the seat of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
They taught me how to recite the Quran. And I know some of them that dropped out. It was a great fitna imagine for someone who's 15 years old, seeing his mentor who's 20 plus years old, just dropping out.
Imagine when you become 20 plus years old. And you see one of your older mentors as well, who's already in the 30s plus panel law, suddenly, they're no longer as active as it used to be before they dropping out. Imagine the kind of fitna that you go through every now and then as you think about these people, so why are they dropping out anyway? What does it mean? mean they no longer believe what they've been teaching us was? All the teachers were getting from them was, was just false, wasn't true. Well, here's the thing.
I hamdulillah. I learned earlier from one of my earlier mentors as well. Is that Allah Subhana Allah Allah says in Surah, Al Emraan
Corolla to Bala code as a matter of fact, before what Allah Emraan Allah subhanho wa Taala says makkonen La Jolla minion Allah and tamala he had meezan sabetha Munna
Makana La Jolla, como la,
la, la, la manga Masha, Allah subhana wa Allah says, Allah azza wa jal would not leave you McCullough literal meaning he wouldn't leave the believers just to claim that belief.
Allah and to manage just the way you are, had a missile sabetha Merapi until he distinguishes scrutinizes scrutinises, between the good and not so good. I'll have a minute.
So what does that mean? is Allah subhanho wa Taala will shake the people
every now and then there will be a huge shake up in the community. Every now and then. And you need to ask Allah to protect you, to guard you and keep you among those who stay firm on this path
can be way beyond your even your comprehension or imagination can shake your email it will shake your faith shake your belief system shake us power you all what you've been believing before and suddenly just like wow this is so so great the fitna can be so great Subhanallah Bala says he will shake you he will shake it up.
Why is that and I will lie. I believe any as many people there Marshall are getting very excited. I'm very optimistic about how the Dow was working in the, on the internet, Mashallah, we have a lot of hype. A lot of YouTube channels, all these live, you know, feeds from Facebook and other social media and so on. A lot of people think that it's this amazing. This is so great. It is so good. It's so amazing. But at the same time, there is so much fluff out there.
There is so much fluff. Anyone who has access to a smartphone right now. and easy access to an email, they can just open an account and they start broadcasting things like Allahu Akbar. They become a llama, Mufti and all this stuff and you all these controversial things, people they make opinions on these issues. And as a result, there is so much fluff out there and Allah subhanho wa Taala would not allow it to continue that way.
Allah Subhana Allah would not allow it to continue that way. He will bring shakeups and they shake up can actually cause so much damage. A lot of people will be lost in the fitna. A lot of people will be lost in this fitna. Their Eman wasn't strong enough for them to hold on too tight to this. But you know what? Allah subhana wa tada ZWave ways is that he said that he will shake the people up to see who's going to be strong enough to remain the next to the next level. And those will be dropout. May Allah protect you will be the dropout horrible. I mean,
how many people that you talk with me, you know, recently and before about some experiences they had with their own fellow dow members probably or even mentors or events, or some of their friends and so forth. And then they just left the Dow, it too busy
to pursue other things in life. And there was a helmet How could it be that somebody who just find the sweetness of this Dean is just drop out and fall back? And maybe just kind of like, how would people even try to use the dunya while they're trying to get the dean spiral out of it? I said, Listen, that's nothing new. Even even in the story of the Sahaba are they allowed to Nana Abdullah must be allowed to Rwanda. He says, I've never thought is that I never thought anyone followed Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam would be following him for the dunya until I heard the loss of Hannah with Allah saying Minka, may you read the dunya woman coming up to
some of you are after the dunya and summer after the after the hereafter. This is not our Mr. In the context of speaking about the incident of a HUD imagine or HUD. So hombre de la murder for what to fight for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala right.
Is that what you thought? That's what we all thought.
But a lot of these people when they came to the fights panela even though the river The Prophet sallallahu Sallam shaitaan is clever.
The shaitaan is so clever is can tarnish that intention, spoil the intention for many people. And that's when the when the victory at least that's what they thought was coming. A lot of people they left their posts, and they went down to collect the spoils of war spoils. And that's when the defeat came in. And that's what Allah subhana wa tada says, min Kuma you read the dunya woman community. Some of you are after dunya and others after the after even on the path to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Some will be after dunya and others will be after the after.
So those are after the dounia at some point will be dropouts. They can't handle this. But those who came to it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala they'll be able to sustain and continue and move on. So Pamela, if you can take take also in context why we must also what he says about that about this is because our beloved Massoud was one of the first people to embrace Islam, the early Muslims. Those were a mecca and until now, he said even one of that one of generations come to visit, I used to be one of one of four people who say la ilaha illAllah. You know, remember in Mecca, those who embrace Islam, they will do it secretly. So therefore, no one would know who's Muslim. So whenever
they used to say I was one of six people, I was one of 10 people, probably according to their knowledge. Maybe there are the 50 or 100, but they only knew five, six people. So um, the llamas odo was one of the very, very early people who embraced Islam. And when he became Muslim, he wanted to make sure that he would proclaim the Quran publicly in Mecca, no one there to do that before
He says, well, ah, he, I will do it. And he came on assata Shakur and Matt came from the people, and people, they get upset and they will slap him and they will hate him and he would bleed for the long run. And he was to the soccer and so when he was doing that, and he was getting all the sacrifice, what was he getting out of it anyway? Nothing but the pleasure of Allah Subhana within the word from Allah azza wa jal. So, ultimately the time to become Muslim was a very hazardous thing. But he was still take the chance, he will take the risk and do it for the sake of Allah subhana wa danum. But when people came to Medina, a lot of people became Muslim the terms of convenience 13 years now in
Islam and Mecca. And now a couple more years in Medina, a lot of people become Muslims at times of convenience. So they didn't see the sacrifices of the early people. So therefore, when they came to the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Maybe they will not scrutinize well, like the early believers.
Which is why when the shake up came in during time, a lot of people unfortunately fell for it. And Allah subhanaw taala says, men come may you read the dunya woman community, some are after the dunya and some were after the after.
So those who drop out from this path of Allah subhanho wa Taala they're nothing new, and will continue. And again, it happened a time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in many, many ways. And here's another example I want to share with you in sha Allah azza wa jal, the story of a Salah alladhina holy for the three companions, the three companions of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam who stayed behind in Medina, when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he commissioned and he ordered all those who are capable to travel with him to Tobruk. We should live with him. Now he's let's put things in perspective. The book happened on the ninth Hijri year. So that's after the conquest of Mecca, which
means the people, they now realize that hamdulillah no more battles, no more wars. We took Mecca and a lot of galantamine. So the Arabian Peninsula is now embracing Islam, people come into Allah subhanho wa Taala in massive numbers.
This is just like the internet era.
People come into in massive numbers. With that massive number of people there was so much fluff come in with
so much fluff coming with it. Which is why when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam passed away, a lot of these people, they again, they flipped, and they went back they were came from.
So there was so many of them. So many of them have I said at the time of the prophet SAW said and before he passed away, those who went with him went outward him to the hedge, around 100,000 people 100,000 people going to hedge during the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is like saying, like millions of people come to Hajj, this time. It was like a massive number. Never heard of before, probably. But still, when the prophet SAW son passed away, a lot of these people were not strong enough in their Deen. So they switched back again to where they came from, which is why the book was so different to fight against these people. But the point is that a lot of massive, you know, exodus
from shirk and kufr to Islam, but didn't last long for many, many of these people.
And that's what we have seen in Panama in recent time because of the internet and, and the exposure to social media. massive number of people that come to all these sessions, they come to all these conference martial art great numbers, may Allah subhanho wa Taala give them all about yorubaland. I mean, that they remain steadfast on this path, but it's not natural. This is not natural. Allah subhanho wa Taala has students and these students called alsways panna cotta and these words of Allah azza wa jal, they're consistent. Which means every time it goes, we go to this to this level, there has to be a shake up. Because Allah subhanaw says, Why Makana La Jolla, minion Allah and
Allah, Allah will not let the believers to remain the way they are, means you're going to have to shake them up to see who's truthful and who's not.
So one of these locations, the three of us have already allowed Toronto
to Book Of course, I guess a lot of people come to Islam. And here's now the biggest fitna for them to secure the southern borders, Northern borders. They had some of the Romans and their allies, including against the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and this emerging new state. So the profits or loss of anticipate and these of course, these skirmishes, he called everybody who's capable to carry arms and able to find a ride to come with him.
No one was allowed to stay behind. And it happened in the summer, in the summer for the people of Mecca, mature Medina, who are coming from an agrarian society, who came from long time of wars until the conquest of Mecca. So they're recovering. They're rejuvenated, recovering, right?
Now it's probably maybe the second year for them to harvest what they have lost for maybe for few years. So it was for them a very, very difficult chance and time to leave. Like now hamdulillah the grape vines of martial law, they're fresh right now the fruit is coming out. So it's time for them to stay in Medina. But here's the preface. rsmc you come on with me, all of you.
And the prophets Allah Salam started getting ready. And many many people they will come to the Prophet Yasser Allah I don't have a right can you find the right for me? jasola please help me out jasola this.
Some people stayed behind because they couldn't find the right and the left crying because you could not find the right to go with the profits of the Law Center. But one of the so what are they allowed to run home, his name was cab had been Malika de la
cabane Malik, he was young. He was strong, wealthy enough for handler to have everything. So when the prophet SAW said I was getting ready to leave, he thought I'll catch up with the Prophet salaallah Salah
I'll do it in shallow down, I will live with him slowly and gradually he start falling behind, thinking that he's going to be able to make it on time. But then the Prophet sallahu wa sallam he left
and cabin Malik he said, Well, I'll need an extra day or two shallow data and I'm young enough and handelian stronger. I will catch up with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam
and he's kept delaying it day after day after day after day after day.
until it was even too late for him too late even to leave
the Prophet sallallahu wasallam when he left a lot of the people who went out with him some of these people even were actually literally dropping out of that caravan intentionally which means they wait for the caravan to go ahead and they started going slower and slower and slower and then what they go back to Medina
and the intermediate at night like
we did our part we left and they came back again. A lot of these people are hypocrites.
They had no interest in going in the first place but it just went out for the show.
And now they're coming back again to stay you know at home and they did so at least there excuse with the profit sauce and comes back. You also love we did live with you. We couldn't our rahila our camel, you know this and that. So therefore we couldn't have had to return back so they basically they prepared an excuse for the Prophet sallallahu Salah
cabover Malik didn't have that excuse so hora de la Toronto. They said that the prophet SAW Sam did not remember kababayan Malik until he was already into book. You know how long that is from Medina in terms of timewise an entire month.
After a month, the Prophet salla salami was sitting among the Sahaba de la amigos in Aqaba, Malik Malik.
So one of the people immediately jumped into conclusion. It's a joke jasola he said they're in Medina, enjoying his comfort of his house with looking between these two shoulders like you know, he's so smart. He outsmarted prophet saws, like he's busy start bashing him, calling him hypocrite Santa Monica. And many people don't want to they fall for the scriptlet but another person who said Corolla hybrid sama code that's that's so even what you just said, No, no, sir Allah. We don't know anything else yet. But he's a good guy. That's it.
And that wasn't
carried along. And he said, I realized my mistake when I start walking in Medina. And seeing that all those who stayed behind were two kinds.
Was it the week who were excused because they were unable to leave? Or just bunch of hypocrites. And I was walking between them.
He said, I realized how bad that was.
And when he heard the news of the prophets, Allah Azza wa sallam back was even worse for him. Because for him right now, what am I gonna do? I start trying his best to fabricate the best lie you can think of.
And he was very eloquent. He was very smart person. So he was trying to prepare his excuse. Can you imagine spending an entire week or two thinking the profits gonna be arriving anytime night now? So how are you going to prepare yourself for him? And he just keeps every single day every single night is tried to fabricate that lie.
And he's spent all this time all his energy is just to lie. Subhan Allah, how clever the shaitaan can be.
That we live on this path of Dharma to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this path, Allah azza wa jal, and we still, every single day, we wake up, and we're not very truthful to ourselves. We tried to fabricate another lie about ourselves.
But then when the prophet SAW some arrived, the sort of lions sallallahu wasallam
He sat in the masjid. And he waited.
He waited for the people who stayed behind to come and give their excuses. Everybody was coming in.
This will come in Yasser Allah you know, my dad, my camel couldn't tell me. You know I was this I was that everybody who came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam with an excuse, even though the professor's knew they were lying. He would say, go ahead. So right. Like he's forgiving them. Go ahead. Go ahead.
And then suddenly caban Malik shows up.
When cab shows up, the professor looks at him. Gabby says whatever some Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam he was with us.
He gave me that smirk.
Like, here you are. I was wondering, that's what it means. So cabiria was okay, so that's gonna be tough. So he sat down before the prophets, Allah Salah. And then he said, Yasser Allah,
you know me, whatever.
If I would want to give you the best excuse I can fabricate and think of you know, that I will be able to manage and give you that excuse. But I know that Allah subhana wa exposes me to you.
And honestly, I have no excuse.
You have no sort of law. I have absolutely no excuse.
So when he said that the professors are looked at the people around him and he says, I'm an advocate sada. This one is telling the truth.
He says, I can judge you right now. I'll leave it to a law soldier. And he left.
Then on his way out, he asked the people, anyone else the professor said the same thing about him. He said he took a couple more people.
Just a couple more people out of all these people who came saying give they're throwing their excuses. Just a couple more people. And they were Morocco Ruby on 11 omiya. One of them was an old man as well.
So the prophets Allah services will leave you to Allah to judge will leave you for last panel with Allah to take care of you. And Subhana Allah then the command came to from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam for these three people that they you need to boycott them.
Complete boycott. What does that mean? Don't talk to them.
Don't socialize with them.
Don't be friends with them anymore. Just complete boycott. Like the the way. They personally chose to cut themselves off the community when everybody went out of the Prophet salaallah Salah Why should we include them in the community when we come back now.
So let them suffer the same consequences for what they thought would be an advantage. So they were basically kind of polecat completely from the community. So Panama, he says, Goblin Malik. He says, As for the other two guys, they were not strong enough to hold on to this. So they stood in their homes crying.
But I was young and I was strong and I was able to keep walking out and going out and you know, live normal life, go to the masjid. He said, I would just sometimes come to the Prophet solace and close to the prophet and I would say Salaam and I would see if he replied or not.
And I said, making my Salah. He said next to the prophets, Allah Solomon, I would see when the prophet SAW Sam sees me coming, and he tears his face away. The moment I start, my Twitter, my Salah, the professor will be looking at me.
He's just like,
why did you do that? That's what it means. Like,
why did you do that?
So God was so it was so hard on him. And even a sense of hell out of all the people that I was trying to negotiate with them trying to reason with everybody was cut me off. Because one of them was my most beloved cousin. After 30 days, or plus, he said, I just couldn't take it anymore. So he went to his cousin, and tried to reason with him. He says, don't you think? Don't you know that I love Allah and His messenger. So his cousin, he gives him an answer. He says, Allah, Allah, I don't know.
Like, I don't know not anymore. I don't know. He said that answer for my cousin was just so disheartening, like, wow, like, he doubted me right now. He really he really doubted me that and that wasn't sincere. It was so disheartening in a moment like this A fitna like this, someone like Kevin Malik will just simply be dropped will drop out. Like why don't I have to live like this?
And it's so hard.
And then it wasn't enough after a whole month. Then the order came from the prophets of Allah sent to their wives,
that you know what? You're not allowed to approach them.
Don't talk to them, leave them Subhanallah The only person they could communicate and speak to
their wives their order right now to live. Not to divorce them but at least to
Keep them alone. So grab again was a strong man. He asked his wife, he says, You know what?
Go ahead, take your stuff on, go to your family's home, did Allah subhana wa Taala, just between us.
And it was during that time when some rumors were spreading all over the Arabian Peninsula, and that's one of the greatest fitnah right now is that capital Malik, he receives one of those Roman invoice who come trading in Medina. And he had a scroll on his hand.
He asked the people who was capital Malik, which one of us cover, man, if so the people in the market didn't even call him. They start pointing with their hands their fingers to our cabin Malik is until he found him.
He goes, You can't manage just because I have this for you.
So you give him the scroll. And he opens it. And there's a letter. There's a letter from the king of the Romans, or at least in that region.
And he says we heard that in Sahaba Kakadu Pollock, your friend is boycotting your man is actually cutting you off.
And you don't have to live like this and have been an asset, if you would come join us and you will see company there. So basically was tempting him right now, to that extent in the last moment and probably the weakest point in his Eman then immediately cap he grabbed that scroll.
And he grabbed it again and just went straight to the fire. There was a some sort of turn note like a blacksmith or a baker and he grabbed that and he threw it there. collar. This is also part of the fitna.
Like no way, no way. So then 40 days and 40 nights. Then comes that moment. When capital Malakal, the louder Anwar da
was preying on the roof of his message it is just like praying to Allah subhanho wa Taala
to give him an answer, that's it he couldn't take it anymore.
And while in his suit, he said I heard two people one was on the on the back of his horse running so fast. And the other one was running through of course you know the hills and top of these houses and calling
up sherea kebab nama luck, call to action. Good news, good news. yacouba Malik. So when you hear that he just dropped straight on to search the expecting the good news from Allah subhana wa dafa forgiveness. And then when he arrived him says, Allah subhana wa The rifugio Toba, Allah forgive you.
He said didn't have anything to give him as a gift other than my shirt that I had on me. So I took it off. I said, It's yours.
Then he said, I was looking for other shirts I couldn't find so I went to my neighbors. I bought the shirt from him. And I went to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in the masjid. When I met him, he says he was very actually happy and he was smiling. He said to him, so Allah says an action. Good news. Good news. This is the day that is better than the day when your mother she brought the best day in your life since your mom gave birth to you. And then he restarted the idea that Allah subhana wa terryville answer the Toba while a thelotter Latina holy as for those three who stayed behind Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed their Toba.
The point of this story is that God himself for the louder and since then, obviously, has been known, by the way that
Allah subhanho wa Taala testified for him in the Quran, that he was truthful.
So when he was walking among the people, even after the time of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, you were indeed looking into the eyes of someone who's been who's been actually proven to be truthful. And the last hour Jen mentioned that he is truthful in the Quran, which means there is no way capital Malik, no way that Kevin Malik will become a dropout. No way that he would lie. someone that you know, his fate is strong, and it's real and it's genuine. The question for us and for me and you all here right now, is how many people do even know how many people can you look into their eyes and they say, he's a truthful person. She's a truthful person. How many do we know? I honestly have no
guarantee of anybody.
Even when I look in the mirror,
I wonder sometimes
because as a human being, there is no guarantee. There is absolutely no guarantee until we die until we get into engine.
If you guys remember the heart right a few nights
ago when we talked about the statement of Abraham pass or the law, and khalistan rubymine Matt Fennell highlighted Family Law terminology and fitna. If you're going to follow someone, follow someone who's already dead.
Because the living is not yet safe from the fitna.
There is no guarantee and once again would come to those who become dropouts. It's that's a natural thing global lots of
people will be shaking in their email, shaking in their faith in ways Allahu Allah, Allah, we don't even know how. So it's up to us if you would like to remain steadfast on this path or not. Abdullah will tell you Rahim, Allah to Allah. He said that, when it comes to terms of turmoils in terms of fit in terms of calamities, how people can remain steadfast on this path.
He said endl masiva, he had hollowness and it
went on this time of the calamity. tamela masiva people they become completely heedless of the knowledge that they have,
like knowledge might not help you.
You know, what's going to help you the beneficial knowledge.
What does that mean? Like so many people so worried about perfecting reading books, understanding certain, you know, fields of Islamic sciences, and teachings and so forth. But it's all knowledge. There's no doubt about it, but a ton of kilometers and fitna knowledge in itself is not sufficient, what is sufficient, what is important is the Beneficent knowledge, which means he means by that he says, what I can only man, the strength of your Eman is the one that's going to hold you tight at times of fitna.
And how do you know if your demand is strong or not? That's where the practice come in.
It doesn't, it doesn't matter how much you know, it's how much you practice of what you know. That's what's going to help you at times of calamity and time of freedom. Now, this evening, I shall I want each and every one of you to think about how much you know, and how much of what you know, you're already practicing.
If there is a huge gap between what you know or what you're doing, you need to worry about yourself. Well, you need to worry about yourself, there is no guarantee.
And if there isn't that big grab hamdulillah should rejoice. Even if you say but I don't even know much. Who cares?
Who cares? We don't know that much. As long as you practice the little that you know,
living the prophets, Allah Sam says believer and Nirvana if you deliver even if it was just one single ayah
and he said Salah, Salah, Rupa mobile as in our min sama, perhaps you can deliver this ayah to somebody who will comprehend and understand it better than the one who heard from whom from you.
Sometimes you hear from a speaker, but you will have a better understanding of what you've learned and what you're hearing from him. Why that's the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So once again, I want a commitment from each and every one of us tonight, to look at that. Look at how much we know, and how much we practicing or what we already know. If it's not that much, then we'll lie you need to worry about it.
If the gap is that great between what we know and what we practice, we definitely need to worry about the time of calamities and demonstrated. So we need to narrow this gap as much as possible. By practicing as much as we know insha Allah azza wa jal Lastly, shallower cuckoo this hadith had eaten an acid in some manner the law of the land which was reported recently remember Hamad Rahim Allah Allah, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said a
lot of Allahumma Theron serata most of
the law so gel has given an example he did he gave it a parable of a Serato stuck in like a straight path.
And then he said, Why Allah generate a Surah Surah
that path is surrounded or is actually guarded by two walls. So tools
and through these walls, let us evolve and move
through these walls, there are doors that are open, which means there are no actually an actual door just opens and they're they're guarded with what suits more Ha. Which means just like curtains, so there is an actual solid or just a curtain that covers that opening. And then he says that a lot It was sold on Alibaba serata. And, and at the end of that path, there is someone who's calling someone who's calling. Yeah, Abdullah, also live a servant of Allah. Keep moving, keep moving
Keep going forward, keep going straight and keep going forward on this path. And then he said
while at the time was up, which means don't take turns right or left, still keep going straight. And then he said, What and he had room in focus. And there's another actually caller from above,
telling the people keep going straight. And whenever someone tries to our curiosity tries to check one of these curtains and one of these doors was a car a lot of time
in the car in the hotel you don't even try.
Because if you open if you open it, you're gonna forget it.
Like Don depends on how much Eman you have or how much knowledge you have. If you try to open that gate, there's a great chance you will go through then the Prophet sallallahu wasallam explained and massage Islam. the straight path is Islam itself
was to run hoodoo law. These walls is the limits and the boundaries of Allah subhanho wa Taala will abarbanel Fatiha and these open gates or doors is on prohibitions. And that's why they were covered with curtains which means easy to access,
easy to access. And then they said sallallahu alayhi wasallam that as for the caller who calls Him about from from the front of that surah says Derek Akita voila, the Book of Allah subhanho wa Taala teaching you to keep going straight don't turn right the left and the one from above keep telling you don't even try. That is why I love your country called liberal Muslim. That's the word which means that that as a prophet call another Hadith limited Malik is just like the angel giving you the advice. Like hey, like this is your conscious. Don't do it. Don't do it. Well, don't even try. Just one not even once. All these moments actually. We see the struggle between lemma to shade on the
coal from the shade on the wind from the shaytan and from the angels. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us opportunity after opportunity after opportunity. And he said, Listen,
you have the color that keeps you on the straight path. That's the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we have given you the instrument by which we keep constantly reminding you not to open these doors. And then these doors are open for everybody. Don't take chances. Mother brothers and sisters, like I said earlier, at the beginning would come to the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala there is no guarantee. I will I don't guarantee my end. You don't guarantee your end no one guarantees anyone's end in this life until we meet our lots of Hanover data and we end up in general melesa mega summit.
In the meantime, we can have to keep doing our best, as much as we can. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to give us guidance, terrible Allah May. Allah Medina Freeman had a wife in a female fight with a female ovulate, barbaric la Mulana FEMA, working on what sort of unnatural Makoto, fen Nakata de la la, la la, la la la la la, la la is
level German German kinda like we asked you a lot in this place at night you're up to forgive us horrible. I mean, we ask Allah to give us guidance in our hearts.
We ask Allah to give us guidance to the straight path that leads to Europe. And I mean, you asked, we asked you a lot to keep us on the straight path era Valhalla mean, make us among those who go through until we meet you. I mean, we asked you a lot to give our email and make make our demand strong in our hearts. But I mean, make our demand strong enough your LA Times of calamities that we stand with remain steadfast to
protect us from any fitna Yeah, but I mean, your Allah, we have no control over your color. But if your love your color is to have this fitna among the people who are blind I mean that you got us and you got your our hearts Allah. We asked you to protect us Europe and I mean, our parents, our children, our families, our loved one your Allah. We asked her to unite us all together and Jonathan for those who are Bella mean lamonica who went to Africa for your law who asked forgiving Rila forgiveness to Allah forgive us horrible I mean, forgive us in the blessedness of Ramadan Allah make this natural grammar a blessing not to all of us who are blind I mean, help us achieve this
repentance. This Toba help us among those who will return back to Allah returned back to you with sincerity or manual Rahim. We ask Allah to remove any scientific progress in our hearts, in our minds, in our intentions. We ask you to make us among those who are superior to you or a barrel. I mean, we know that we're human beings that we are weaker Allah, we ask you to forgive our shortcomings and you're allowed to make
Among those who have a strong man Yeah, I mean, we ask Allah to fill our hearts with the love of this teeny little bit. I mean, the love for you love for Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Elijah swanzey Allah. We ask, Allah Allah mean to make among those who will always always remember you then night, always worship you day and night, Yara bill Allah mean, we just got a bill alameen in this last night that you accept from us our fasting, our PM, our charities, our the our core, our Satish of the Quran, we ask Allah Allah mean to make it heavy for us in the scale your manual him to elevate our status in general for Allah make us among those who have the pleasure of the company,
the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the MDR and the downside of him was a loving man in the bureau Mohamed Salah.
So the question is about the prophets, Allah Salah mentioned one of the signs of the Day of Judgment is sometimes people they see people in dunya that they think of them as the people of agenda and palette at the end of their term they flip Linda to become the pupil of Johanna as a professor Sam says in the Hadith Allah in the Raja Llama Llama Emily allergenicity, hatami kuruvilla, Marina Illa de la, first wave, Allahu
Allah, that some people they will do the work of gentlemen, you will see them day and night that you will have absolutely no doubt that this person, man or woman will be able for the people of gender. But then somehow handler right before they live, they flipped the switch. And they do things that would negate all the goodies they've done. And then the pendulum and then he says the last one that sometimes you will have somebody who would do the work of the people who
argue we'll look at some people who say he or she, she's doomed is doomed. These people, gentlemen, you don't know. Because at the end of the life, they're falling apart, they might switch against which direction and they repent to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and they do things that will Allah Subhana Allah forgive them all the sins that they've committed before and the interim agenda. So that is the fitna that we're talking about over here there are there is no guarantee. There is no guarantee. If you see somebody who is not necessarily you know,
the way you are doing good deeds and rights to this and so on. Don't judge people you don't know will lie. And if you think that you're strong enough right now, that Mashallah hamdulillah you made it so far. No, no, no, don't do that. Even Rahim Allah Allah in his biography, his son said that on on one of those moments when it wasn't his deathbed, what a scary moment for him. I'm a mother in law, his son Actually, he said when I saw my father is almost losing it basically is that it is departing from this world. I came close to where it says yeah, but the akula illa Allah Allah, say, Allah, Allah, Allah, my father, just say La la la la. So remember, he says, Lisa, Lisa had not yet
Not yet. And then he fell unconscious. His son freaked out
what happened to my dad?
And then after some time in my mother, himolla, he recovered. And then his son had an ability to communicate with his dad called mahatama. I was telling you to sit idle and you told me Not yet Not yet. What is this about? Korea Buddha, he says my son, I saw the shaitaan came to me.
So so the shaitaan come in the form of a human being and he was biting on his fingers. And he was saying put any
like you made it. Like I missed you. You made it. So remember what Rahim Allah was afraid of? He says yes. That that will be a sign of rajoub sort of arrogance that Yeah, I did it I made it and he would lose everything. So you can say no yet no yet. Like I'm still alive.
And somehow we don't want to have these moments in our lives.
That every moment within we're doing good that's your time will come and you say
I missed you like this Ramadan was awesome for you. No, no, no, yet. I don't even know how it's gonna end the London Stan. So make sure to keep doing good and chalazion and never fear this bit of the mercy of Allah. Allah. Yes.
So at the beginning, I asked a question. How many
Have you know somebody who used to be on the path of higher and die when they're no longer on that path? And it seems that we have a large number of people. Obviously, for many people, this is depressing right? Now, here's the thing.
The first thing I want you all to understand that the nature the nature of this path is that it's not so many people will be walking on it,
like expecting the majority to be on this path. That's not that's not natural loss of hundreds and it says vokalia lumen evadne ushiku. Few among my servers are those who are grateful. So on this path, don't expect majority. So if it's if it's in terms of numbers, it's less and less that is natural to it. You just make sure one thing the most important thing is you be among those who are few.
You always stay as the one of those of you like actually one of that when a man said one time he was doing Ramadan
and in the life he heard somebody keep making that.
He says Allah Masha, Allah, Allah, Masha Allah miracoli I keep saying to
you Allah make a few make normal a few and it just like, What are you talking about? What kind of guys so he grabbed off curiosity, because what is this guy that you make it? He goes? Well, I heard the loss of Hannah Montana says what can illumine Abadi ushiku few among my servers are truly grateful and was making the other among those few people. So the again, the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala will not have the majority. That's one thing. The second thing right now is like I said at the end of my talk is that never feel the spirit of the mercy of Allah azza wa jal, which means even though you know these people, they dropped out, never lose hope, and then coming back and make
everything possible to bring them back. And being frank with you and handle a lot of black women. I had those handle I would say beautiful opportunities that I remember when I was very young, we had Mashallah we used to be friends, a lot of friends actually together. As with teenagers. And obviously, when you reach certain age, you go to college and people start taking different paths. So one of my colleagues used to be my best friend and Buddy, we used to prepare the Holocaust together, we used to search the talks together, we used to help each other way that he just went rogue and completely went off. It was so depressing for me. I heard about it when I was studying in Medina.
And that was very depressing for me. Well, like I never stopped sending letters to him.
He never replied.
He never replied. Back in the day there was no email an email, he sent actual letters, you put a stamp on it and send it and takes weeks to come back again. And will lie I used to send him letters regularly. Actually, even to add more to this. I used to even photocopy these letters. Not like now you have digital everything's Allah can save it on the computer. No, I used to actually photocopy these letters, and I save it. And I still have them to me today with me at home. These letters, I kept sending him letter after letter letter after letter, not asking him to do anything in particular. No, I used to send him a letter speaking to him as a friend, as if we're still in in
Mashallah wonderful, perfect terms and a lot of blaming, and he never replied
to you years, three years in my graduation year. So I've had a lot my graduation year. Certainly.
That's when I see this guy come into my dorm. I love this smilla rahmanir rahim look at this big beard, Mashallah, what happened to you?
And Allah was a surprising moment from the Lazarus. After all these years of running away, he finally actually came back.
And one of the things that hamdulillah Allah subhana wa tada and he keep them under strict pattern melamine. So the one of the things that really brought me back again, is your insistence. Like Missy, you keep nagging me so much that I wanted to stop you by coming back. But then somehow it became feasible for the sake of Allah xuejun. So I'm saying that never lose hope in these friends. You do your best. Do your part. As for guidance, and the hand of Allah subhanho wa Taala so many people they attach themselves to the results and that's a big problem. That's that's wrong. You're not responsible to guide people you're responsible to deliver the message to them that song.
guidance is in the hands of Allah Subhana Allah Allah. Allah Allah
says there's any question
milestones I know that you've been talking a lot about these like shake ups. I just want to know what is a modern as an example? What would you say we can see like this shake up moment and then ourselves go through.
So for example, what if what are those, you know, shake up moments for example, what what concerns shake up moments. Here's the thing. When I say shake ups, it's actually it's our sets relative depends on the level of people's Eman and also in terms of involvement in the higher and the Dawa, and so on. So basically, for someone who's not very well involved in Dawa and, and speaking you know, to other people, inviting other people to Allah Subhana, wa Taala. They might have their own individual shakeups in terms of tests with wealth and money and losing a loved one and this and that and so on, but in terms of massive shakeups. Now, that's something again, it depends on a class of
people. I would focus mainly on those who are concerned with Dawa, who call him to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Can I let's say say one particular shake up in this generation, I don't want to really put my finger on one area in particular say this is the one because all ama usually they say we should not be pinpointing specific fitten and say this is the one according to the eye or the Hadith. We cannot say this particular one. So I would not be able to say this is the one but I know one thing for sure that Allah subhanho wa Taala his way and Sunnah is to test the people.
I know that for sure. When how the magnitude
that's in the hands of Allah subhana wa Taala
is an awesome man as an ambassador in Somalia and anwar
ibrahim Allah, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said barakallahu methoden dorabella Matheran, serata mustafina Allah subhanho wa Taala the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he said Allah has given us the example of a straight path. And then he said where Allah journey but Allah Jalla Vata is rottie Suren, on the side of this path, there are two walls.
And then he said if he had if he had had tennis Saran, there is in this and these actually two walls are available musataha Allah sutra Maha they're open doors and they're covered with curtains only with curtains. And then he said at the end of that the end of that path there is done. Someone is calling people are calling people to say yeah, are you Hannah's
karate Jamie and voila, what's up, you all come keep going straight. Don't take turn. Don't don't go to the side. And then on the bar, he said Salah Salah. There's another caller asking people and says, whenever whenever they tried to open these Curtis's lack of
knowledge you don't even try to open because if you try to pull that curtain just as of curiosity, you might fall into this fitna, don't even try and stay away from it. Then the Prophet explained the meaning of this parable and this example it says as for the Surat, the straight path is in Islam itself. These two walls are the boundaries of Allah subhana wa to Allah. And these doors are Muharram Allah The prohibitions, and then he said as for the one who calls at the head of the Surat, that that is the Qur'an and the one calling from above is your conscious is basically your metal mullet. That advisor keeps you know helping you doing the right thing a shallow dad will law now
suppose we have a question.
Okay, last question. shallows
didn't eat for three days.
I'm not sure about this one yet that you mentioned it but Kevin Malik is one of the famous Sahaba of the latter and Omar Damiani. And actually his popularity is for sure because of this, because a lot of us are an in his regard. Yeah. And he obviously, he expected expect this Toba to be in the foreign expect the largest was center where the profit will be announced that that's it but to be mentioned operand. This is an absolute honor. But I don't know about the story that you mentioned here loud and clear inshallah, we have an hour inshallah devarakonda to start over
So this is a time for you guys it's the 23rd night I hope inshallah Allah from all of you to get involved in Shell and private a beta and if you guys are going to be staying in the men masala area we ask you to respect the time and the space for those who would like to worship inshallah to Allah so don't congregate together and don't make united social gatherings in this moment in this time right now. Make sure the people in Charlotte that enjoy the river for this evening in the larger Toronto shallower car will be brother Homer usage, inshallah