The Secret Worship
Channel: Yaser Birjas
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Then they found two major things to the lack two major things. And because of these two major things, it was easier for them to quit these two major things number one, they did not have a regular word with the Quran.
They did not have a daily, regular daily word, which means daily assignment with the Quran. They don't read the Quran daily. That's the point.
And we say about daily word of the Quran, it doesn't have to be an hour doesn't have to be two, three hours. Now we're talking about one page, for example, two pages, five minutes, 10 minutes. But the point is that they don't have an assignment like they don't make it make a conscious effort to attach themselves to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala on daily basis. That's the first thing.
The second thing that they found that they didn't have, and a lot says they did not have a secret worship
in a demo a better to silver a better to have a secret worship. What does that mean? You see, I believe that none of us here was sitting in this message right now. And this area, none of us who does not have a dark secret. None of us who doesn't have a secret sin that we do on a regular basis will feel ashamed if it is exposed to the public. Something probably major minor, paler, we're different. And our standards are different. For some that's normal for others as majors panela. But each and every one of us we do things sometimes in secrecy that we actually feel so ashamed of. But how many of us how many of us in order to cover this, we're making the exact same effort to do a
secret worship. Just like we're so careful at hiding our secret sins, that we don't want anybody to see and know about how often how many of us have that secret worship that we do carefully, when no one is watching. And we don't want people to see or know about
whatever that is, be reset a shift or an making current has to be fasting when no one is noticing that you're fasting, giving charity a regular basis, waking up at night doing, you know Korea, Malaysia, helping other people secretly taking care of orphans somewhere somewhere in the world, or maybe your neighbors, whatever that is, any kind of secret worship, they found that the people who don't have these two things, they're prone, they're easy, it becomes easy for them to quit, and deviate and live their faith and their Islam. two things. Number one, once again, is that they don't have a regular word with the Quran. They don't attach themselves on daily basis. A number two don't
have a secret worship. Now with regard to the Quran, that kind of attachment to the Quran we talked about in many, many different hotels and lectures on Ramadan is coming very soon inshallah to Allah, and we shall continue to talk about this. But this footage, I want to share with you a few words on the other the other point, which is the secret worship, why is that so important, and how that helps you maintain your faith and remain steadfast. This is something I want you to learn for yourself, first and foremost, then for those who are around you, you need to make sure that you take care of yourself first before anybody else, whether it's your children, your spouse, your team, your group,
yours, whoever that you're dealing with Pamela, if you ever actually, if you travel, you know that when they give you that safety instruction at the beginning of before they start the journey, you know, what do they say when there is a, you know, can? Oxygen, basically the pressure goes down, and the oxygen masks come down? What do they tell you? They don't say help each other, you know, and help those around you and then take care of yourself now. They say first of all, put your mask on, and then help those who are around you. And that's exactly the same thing here. When I'm speaking, I don't want each and every one of you especially parents, they say Allah, that's a good advice. I'm
gonna start doing this with my kids. inshallah. No, no, no, I want you to talk about yourself first. Here this advice for yourself. First, you need to make your plans, your own individual plans and how you start this. And if you still hamdulillah you're young and you're not married yet, this is for you as well. That you need to make sure that you plan your day, your night. you plan your data, you have the public and you have also the private Eva that you see why is it so important to have a secret provider? Because the Satan hates that?
the shaitaan hates that. He hates the secret Rebbe. That's why his business is always drawn and regarded. How does he do that? area? You know, Maria is showing off when you try to do something for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala by the shaitaan come to she said like, come on, man. I mean, you're going to spend all this money, no one's gonna know about it. You should tell and you're going to start speaking publicly. You're going to spend half an hour two hours at night doing her job, but then you realize somehow that was awesome. You know, if you feel eager
To go in and say something about it on social media, or talk to the people around that you spent the night you know worshipping and so on shaytan is clever would will try to ruin everything that you do. Even when you sit in the masjid when no one is there, the moment you start reciting Quran for a few minutes and someone comes in, you start reciting no more beautifully and slowly. Why because the shaitaan wants to ruin the Rebbe, the shaytan does not like that secret revival. Why? Because it is indeed the foundation. The foundation that holds that anchors people down, you know the subject of faith. When it comes to the secret river, the need to understand the secret river, that private
event that you do it just like that the 10 stake and basically like like the penguin, you put it on the ground. Usually what's out there is a little bit, a small piece of it. But most of it is down there on the ground, you don't see it.
Even though you might think that it's just some pole and you just kind of put up your hand and your fingers probably but when you try to pull it out, amen. requires huge effort. Why? Because what's hidden there? It's so much so deep in there and no one sees it. That's why it's so powerful, so well anchored and so on firm. This is how your faith remains anchored and firm. Now, will you just publicly Bada, it will secretly bother that private or private worship that you do, how much of it? How often do you do that? This is how firm your Eman is going to be. And again, as human beings, we love that people know about our good deeds, if it happens and hamdulillah that's a glad tidings and
good news from Allah Subhana Allah to us in the hadith of Abdullah and armato, the law of the land, he came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says, Kalia Rasul Allah arogya Muhammad. someone does something lilla for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, Yamato Allah He knows people to start praising him for that. Like I didn't ask for this praise. It just happened. I did something good and everybody started talking about it. So what do we do about it? For tala sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tilka judicial movement. This is a quick you know glad tidings for the believer. Like Al Hamdulillah Allah arrange this so that Allah will bring your mentioned and your name among the public you didn't
ask for it. Well as rewarding you in the dunya before the accident, maybe encouragement for you. And maybe to become more careful when you do your secret a better to be a bit more private. But Allah subhanho wa Taala will reward you for this in the dunya before the afternoon. In the Hadith, Khalid Abdullah Abdullah Ron Carlos de la sala salam, Minnesota I'm in Minnesota amico, Nicola hipbone, Minh, Amylin, Saleh and Felicia, if any one of you can afford having a private ibadah a secret provider like no one would do but we know about the good data, no one will know about failure if I let this person do that. Make a secret a better for herself. Teachers have to do that on a regular
basis as the veteran or the law of the land water, Asahi jelly. He said he alula come heavy at a mineral ama Salah Let there be for yourself a special goodie that you do privately and in secret. How can I unlock a heavy atom and Amira soup? Just like exactly like you have some secret sins?
You should also have some secrets about that.
That doesn't mean of course you know not to try to quit the secret sins as you quit the private the public one, but try your best. The way you're so careful about hiding those dark you know moments in your life. Also the brightest moments in your life should also be hidden because isn't to be sincere between you and the loss of hanahan. What Allah What do I get if I practice this site secret everybody? What do I get out of this? Number one, you understand? And this is the one of the great signs of faith and a man a great sign of faith in him and why is that because the meaning of a man and faith means you believe in it even though you don't see it with your eyes. You don't hide it in
the midst of Allah Allah wa salam when he talks about a son, the perfect level of worship, the perfect level of faith and belief in Allah azza wa jal when jabril came to the Prophet salla sermon he says, Bernie I listen, tell me what son his son and tabo de la haka, Anna Katara, failed me fell into contura in New York, that you worship Allah azza wa jal as if you see him. And if you don't, if you know that you cannot see him then you worship him as if knowing that he sees you. So you worship Allah subhanho wa Taala by yourself loving Allah is watching over you subhana wa Tada. So that's, it's a sign of faith in the man that you know Allah is watching over you subhanho wa Taala also the
whole purpose of this creation Eliza just says what? LEAH Beluga the helical mountain hyah Talib lucam au s anomala. It has his hand on what Allah Who created life and death to try who's going to be best among doing good deeds. So our life is the perfect our deeds and the only perfect that when you do it secretly when you will
Live that Allah subhanho wa Taala is watching you. Number two, why do I need to have that secret?
Because it helps you it anchors you during times of difficulty in
terms of difficulties, you need that spotlight. Okay, Mojo zero haimo Allahu taala call as the noble Sophia as babble into cassette. Those secret sins are the reasons the reasons for indie kassa, which means quitting and dropping away from faith and trials and problems. And then he said, Call, worry about it, we'll have a slow Sabbath. And the secret rebellion is the foundation for steadfastness. You need to be firm on your faith, you can have to establish that secret ibadah SubhanAllah.
Most of the people like I said, you know, those who were when I talk and communicate with them, you asked about the level of very bad, their public a bad is already in trouble. But when you ask about anything they've done privately, probably they have nothing. Why? Because they were struggling, just following instructions of people who told them to do so. So they didn't have that firm in their heart that will keep their foundation strong when they are faced with trials and troubles. Because it's not personal. It just because someone else was telling them to do that. And that's why we need to teach ourselves and our children to have their own private provider with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
When it comes to private event under secret a better it is as the LMS an area that takes you far away from Maria. Maria was showing off when it comes to her but also far more showing off. It just shows that it kills everything. When you do this when you do something for the sake of Allah azza wa jal and then suddenly you start showing off with that with these good deeds, they're gone. You get your reward from the people. You let the people hear about it. They praise you for it, you got your reward. Well with Allah subhanho wa Taala you lose it. So when you do it, but you do it secretly and quietly Allah subhanho wa Taala says and sort of denisa but in the Mana 15 you had your own alarm?
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, like the mother*ing the hypocrites they think that they're they're tricking Alaska when they go out publicly worship but in the heart, obviously don't have that. They don't even have any belief any faith. God what either como de la sala de como que cela euro una nos, when they get up for Salah, take it up just a show of the people. They're very lazy, and they will just do that people see them. So that is a sign of hypocrisy. Obviously, the absence of a real is a sign of faith. And the man. Also what is what do I need to do my a ballot and secret because it's much more rewarding. Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says in Surah Al Baqarah, into the socket, funny man
that if you give that sidecar charities if you give charities publicly that's good, you'll get your word for it. But if you hide it when to fool her, and you give it to the poor secretly, who will hire a locksmith much better. So the reward for doing something secretly and privately for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah to maintain that sensitivity is higher, and it's greater. In the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu Sallam spoke about seven people who will internal agenda and it will be under the shadow of Rama and the Most Merciful subhanho wa Taala when there will be no shade on the Day of Judgment but his subhana wa Taala one of them he says Roger, a man a person said that he keeps
giving charity very generous person. He gives so much hot Allah tala machine Allahu Mattoon Fukuyama. No, he gives so much with the right time that his left hand does not even know how much the right hand is given all spending. Like when he doesn't eat what does that mean? exactly mean, you know, when you when you want to give charity, especially back in the day when people give cash and so on? How did you give cash, you have to use both hands to calculate and count your coins and your bills before you give it out. So your left hand would know how much you give, because it was part of the process of counting. But when someone's given so much generously, that the left hand has
no clue how much the right hand has given. That mean this individual just puts his hand in his pocket, in his pouch in his wallet, whatever that is, and give away without even counting.
Like give without measure. Why because he doesn't he doesn't care how much is given. What he cares is to whom he is given to Allah subhana wa tada in the form of a charity obviously. So that's the meaning of a virus. So you do your best that you do it quietly and secretly, and making sure as much more rewarding for you to do so.
Also, the night that the evaluators serve the secret and the private rabada it helps purify the heart and it straightens the intentions. Because you know, when you do something quietly, you're not really desiring people's attention, recognition, validation and so on. You don't you only care about one and only that he'll be pleased with you Subhana Allah, Allah azza wa jal will be pleased with you.
That's all what I want. So when my heart start leaning towards that direction all the time I'm doing it not because I want my children to see or my wife to see my spouse's, you know, I'm doing this because I want to do it for myself. I want this reward to come to me from Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah azza wa jal when he spoke about an AVI sola salon in LTM, the night prayer you are Muslim, pumila Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, He said about the Prophet salla Sam, you're the one who was wrapped you know, in your blanket cara,
what is that at night? Doing what are commonly the elevator, ride the whole night worship a little bit less than the entire night, half of it more or less. And then when you decide to parameter Tila, slowly citation, beautiful citation. Allah subhanho wa Taala even spoke about one of the reasons why we need to maintain these ibadat in secret, one of the panel one of the most amazing secret Eva that that was exposed to us in the Quran to learn from
the story of Yunus, Alice
Yunus, Uranus, when Uranus went in the sea and in that in that boat and then they you know, they draw a lot somebody has to be thrown from the from that boat it was him and he was thrown into the, into the sea. The world came, and he said in the belly of the whale for for long, long days and nights. Obviously that's from Allah subhanho wa Taala that he kept him there. And he was there for these 40 days and 40 nights in complete darkness. The loss of harmony there was darkness all his time was in darkness. What did save Eunice la ceramah Gemma, what is saving, being there? In that place in complete darkness Milan Musab behind he was in constant state of Vicar, praising Allah
subhana wa fellow Allah and Allah Subhana Allah says it wasn't for his rebellion, his worship, is the spirit has declared his constant event and worship. Allah subhanho wa Taala led with a few botany laomi battle, he could have stayed in the belly of that world until the day of judgment.
How often do you have that secret moment with Allah subhana wa when we sit down quietly at home, at work anywhere that is, you sit down and you just start remembering allies disappear no more, just as
that those few moments could be the moments where law who will get you into general for those and Allah The last thing I want to share with you here, when it comes to the subject of secret a badass why so why do I need that for because when you do it, you will earn the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the law will love you for it.
And if Allah Subhana loves anybody as your Ma, Allah will please the whole world to make the whole world pleased with this person.
And that's the ultimate goal many people they do when they interact with other people, they want people to be pleased with them, they want their spouse to be pleased with them, their children to be pleased with them their in laws, their parents, their co workers, the customers the clients wherever they are, everybody does things in one way or another to bring them of course the validation and the attention of other people. But instead of you dividing that you know that work on all these people just work on one one and only one Allah subhana wa tada will do. If you please Allah azza wa jal and if you do it in that in that private you know, Riba and secretly by the law loves use of $100 Ford,
he will make the entire world to love you and make the entire world to be pleased with you. Now lawmakers some of them are but I mean, a cola cola That was tough for a lot of the money will come.
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam o Baraka Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira to mama bad mother brothers and sisters. People might ask us Okay, that's good and hamdulillah but help me out what can I do? What is it that I can do in order to establish my private ibadah and Secretary bada you see hamdulillah we're very happy that allows all gave us you know, diverse portfolio provided. So there isn't one single event that we all have to compete for and fight for. Some people are better than others in different areas that some people handle a lot less than what the Quran they memorized the Quran, how much of it you're using during
How much of it you're using it in order to reflect on that as you get a better
others. They be blessed with knowing how to recite maybe they don't know much of the Quran, memorization but they know how to recite Mashallah with good touch with
How much of this you're using it in your daily you know their activities and nights as well. Others did not have that. That's an Amanda blessings of the Quran. But Allah bless them with wealth every single day. They whenever they come to the masjid, they put something in a donation box. No one they see in the street, who's holding usciences, please hungry, whatever. But they put something in their hand, not because they want to be report as a martial law. Muslims are kind to others. No, they want to do it because it's coming out from their heart that I want to help someone but fellow human being, I want to give charity. So they do that on a regular basis. Some people they say, well, do I
have to be rich to do that? No. Even if it was $1 $2, it doesn't matter how much you give as long as you make it constant and inshallah to the continuous a battle that you do quietly. Others they say, Well, I don't have that much money and maybe I need the money that I have. I don't know much of the Quran. So what do I do? How about waking up at night, fetcher, wake up before for 1015 minutes before fudger no more just for the beginning. And then make will do. And if you don't know much more and just sit down and start making dua is still fun. Sing a song for the last last little because when Allah subhana wa tada spoke about the true believers, he says, We will as hairy homea sulfuryl.
Those who are in the time of Sahaba. They're up and they're making a violent sequence too far. And the Sahel time is the basis of the pre dawn hours. How often do we wake up before the advantage of doing this stuff? Or how often do we do that? That is a golden time for secrets to follow. seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala other people that say I'm not the type of person who can wake up at night or makeup salon or a bada fine. Do you remember during the day, but keep it secretly? How is that? How about fasting,
you go throughout the whole day. And now Paul would pay attention that you're fasting, who cares? Allah knows. That's what matters. When you do it throughout the day, every time you come to the masjid, right before you leave, just sit down for extra few minutes, read the page.
You don't have to announce it to everybody. Just do that on your own and move on. Do something that no one has has to know about it. You might say I don't know much of that stuff. The least you could do. The least you could do. Then of course keep your tongue moist in remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala you walk you drive you sharp whatever that you do, you could still do so you could do that in short lives. dogen Allah, Allah, Allah will reward you for the Prophet salla salam he spoke about the seven people who will have be under the shade of a rock man. One of them he says Rajan, a person a man. That Corolla Harley and for follow Dinah. Remember the last origin in private and secrecy for
fall, Dinah and their eyes start shedding tears.
So that's done in secrecy, private. So make sure that you do so and do it the right way. If you couldn't do any of that stuff, then at least use your physical energy. Allah bless you We'll handle with health, then go and help other people. Visit the sick and the hospital. If you hear about someone in need in our community, go and check on them. Go and help them move their stuff, whatever they need, be there for other people, encourage other people as well give you know cite that secret Dharma whatever there is no excuse. There is no excuse that you cannot establish your own private secret divide and worship Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhana wa tada loves those. Three Allah and
Korea loves those who are righteous. Those are very private. There's a very pure hearted, middle America, some of them horrible. I mean, a lot of molybdenum and Phantom, one fan of Mr. lantana in the cantle Alamo. Hakeem Allah Martin fusina taqwa was Akira anti-romantic and who of law? The law in alarma catawissa lunarlon Yeah, you're Latina. amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam with us Lima Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Ali was a big main word Allah woman Hala Farah Shinobi back in la Mora was nanavati when Sarah Sahaba Jasmine woman beyond BSNL Yama Dean, welcome, Salam.