Channel: Yaser Birjas
Yaser Birjas is originally from the holy land of Palestine and was born in Kuwait. He graduated as class valedictorian with the highest honors from University of Madinah’s College of Shariah (Fiqh and Usul) in 1996. He had the honor to interact and learn from a number of highly respected scholars such as Shaikh Ash-Shanqitee and Shaikh Al-Uthaimeen (rahimahu Allah).
After graduating from the University of Madinah, Yaser Birjas went on to work as a youth counselor and relief program aide in war-torn Bosnia. Thereafter, he immigrated to the U.S. where he is presently an Imam (spiritual leader and advisor) at The Islamic Center in El Paso, Texas. He is also an instructor at AlMaghrib Institute, an organization that provides trademark double-weekend seminars leading its students towards a bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies.
His two most recent courses of instruction with AlMaghrib Institute are Heavenly Hues: Thematic Tasfir; which focuses on the study of the Quran through the themes that are within it; and The Blessed Standing: Fiqh of Salah which deals with the rulings and etiquettes associated with the perfection of prayer, the types of prayers, and contemporary issues regarding salah.
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La ilaha illAllah
welcome in America North America
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in the wake of this financial crisis, many many people circling back to some traditional values and principles many people start returning back to their face religions and to their books, Muslims among all different groups in the world they got more than the attention
they have most of the attention because of the different values they can bring to this crisis and to contribute to the solution.
Many people they have taken this book of Allah subhanho wa Taala only for the Baraka,
you will see that precisely in Ramadan.
Ramadan begins that's when people start remembering the Koran.
When Amazon starts, that's when people started putting some extra effort, even though time did not change the same 24 hours they had the day before Amazon began with the same 24 hours when Amazon began.
But all of a sudden, there was time for the Quran in their lives.
There was time that they can dedicate throughout the day and even the night for worship, and for the citation of the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Many people have taken this book only for the Baraka. But to realize that this is indeed a miraculous book, it's the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala which holds everything man would need in order to be successful in this life. That is the promise of Allah subhanho wa Taala to be on liquidity shake. It was set down to be an explanation for all things, including what people today talk about financial issues, lifestyles, the future of the world, international peace, whatever people talk about, there is something about it in the book
of Allah subhanho wa Taala this Muslim,
the Muslim woman the first few generations, they succeeded,
they became victorious. They became the leaders of civilization and therefore their times because of their adherence to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and searching deep in the meanings of the word of Allah azza wa jal what is the foreign anyway? What could the Quran offer us? And what are the rights of the Quran on us Muslims? Allah subhanho wa Taala says danika ohioana la Cohan
to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the instruction was given that indeed, We have revealed to you rule
which means spirit, its soul. Allah subhanho wa Taala name this book or an as a soul, soul for what? As human beings we function, by body and by the soul. If the soul is not there and the soul departs, you're all dead body.
So you function by both in this world in this area. Many people they put extra emphasis and they put too much
effort on pleasing and satisfying the body
and the soul become completely dissatisfied.
Now, in the wake of this financial crisis, when many, many people those who have been all completely indulgent this line and this dunya
they lost what they valued so much of this life there so what was all this done dissatisfied, not strong enough to sustain that collapse? Many people, they committed so many crimes. And probably, I remember the first time when we start talking about this financial crisis, the mortgage crisis, the first crime came from this county
when a man when he killed his family, killed himself. Why? Because he was unable to maintain the lifestyle he enjoyed. Why? Because the soul was empty.
And the last panel what Allah said about this book work at Attica Alpina in a cabo
Marina that we have sent down to rule that so many Mmm, by the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is indeed this book of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the soul and the spirit, your soul is not going to be nourished by eating too much. by exercising too much protein, whatever you want to do, your body will be happy with that, but will allow your soul which came from a different source from a heavenly source, nothing will nourish that soul but what came from that same same place. And the Quran was a real from from the divine and your soul will not be nourished until you go attach yourself to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala the spirit and the soul
was an example.
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When people spoke about oma then you how stubborn he was. They could not imagine a man like Who would ever become a Muslim. And also
ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to guide this man, another Rama, Sham, Allah.
He was literally just like a dead man walking among the living beings. And when he became Muslim people could not even believe that even when some were told that Omar became Muslim, they said, mama, no mama, mama, mama says I might believe that the donkey from Mama become Muslim. But Omar himself no way to that extreme, people thought that Omar would nada will never be Muslim, and the loss of Hanover to Allah through this breed that such soul and spirit into the spirit and the soul.
And when he renders those few verses, and you know those few verses of the Koran, he immediately said, Take me to Mohammed to announce the Shahada to become a Muslim by saying La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah
subhana wa Jalla
are they both equal? Those are being given that light noon, that light so they could walk through the level by those are all in darkness, no way, the Lord and His soul and spirit and it is indeed a light light of guidance
was made for Pon criteria to differentiate between those who are truthful and those who are not. Allah subhana wa tada says, de Vaca llenas de la de la la la la mina Amina do precisely the last panel with Allah who revealed who sent this this four con criteria down to warn people to turn about the future about the afterlife, for one reason, so that this four can can tell what is right and what is wrong.
In this culture, there are many, many, many therapists teaching people to try to find themselves find their own point of reference, whatever they want their life to be, it's up to you. But Allah subhanho wa Taala created us people with this point of reference will come with this innate feelings about the presence of our last panel.
To believe in one God, if we define this, we're not going to be successful in this life, because it's going to be a case where last time was a period of sport and how we created a soprano hautala. He is the one who said
Doesn't he know best? Why? Because he's the creator soprano, tala. And if he creates, then he knows what is best for you. This one became like the manual through which you can operate and you know what is right and what is wrong. Many people, they choose to make their own quantum preferences, their own criterias and they get really trouble when they cannot figure out so many things happening in the world.
He was the example. And when I showed the love of God, I was asked, Can you
send them the conduct of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam? He said, Can a football coach
his mannerism is as love was done for and itself which means he was implementing what was there? So he sallallahu alayhi wasallam had the highest standard of management of love. following the instructions of the forum is a criteria for more than four construction the upper and the higher gain in spirituality and new way of life closer to the example of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says yeah,
all people all mankind Khadija from morellato
they came to you from your Lord Malema admonition was a family man for saloon healing for wala What is there in the chests in the hearts means doubts, pains, psychological problems, whatever. well hidden guidance warahmatullah meaning and mercy for the believers. Four descriptions were given to the Quran and decide, number one Memorial admiration, advice. The plan is indeed gives you that most powerful advice, powerful advice you listen to, if you humble yourself and your heart will love it. You will obey and you will submit to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala even there's so many stories about the early password system.
Upon hearing one of them heart will be won't be able to hold it and they feel sick.
One time as he was walking around the city, he overheard someone synthesizing a specific item number and
he felt sick for a whole month. people visiting him didn't know what was going on with
him collapses in his Salah, after hitting voiced some verses in the Quran from the citation of his own father. Why? Because admonition know if they open their hearts for it, it will go through but if it's not it just go through one ear to the other one. And Allah subhanaw taala she found us to do Heelys for that what is that in the hearts? What is there in the heart anyway, the wounds of the heart
as a shoe have doubts and desires. Many people they follow the whims Why? Because nothing really can can constrain them from doing that. Nothing comes from that because everything is open. But when they believe that there is divine guidance in the Quran, there is healing for this point of reference. If Allah said this is not good for you, then you listen and you obey. So you just avoid that. And also healing for physical things. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he recommended earlier for us. And the rokeya when you feel the pain in your in your body, you put your hand there, and insights and best of luck or seeking protection and healing.
healing from doubtful matters. How many times people they argue with you about last panel? What about the angels about the day of judgment? And then you tell them I honestly don't know the answer. Then when you're done you ask the man or the shape whoever you asked me to tell you, Allah says in the Quran, you should so comfortable, immediately feel relief? Why? Because if it's there in the current That's amazing.
You have that full confidence that is there in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala
guidance. How many people became Muslim? Only because they heard one voice from the Quran one verse from the Quran, and they understood that and I know so many people like that. will love so many people like
They listen to it. They understand it coming from Allah, they submit to that. And I remember inviting somebody to Islam. And as we were talking about the concept of God, the concept of God will have one, doc and just about the concept of God and Islam. What is what is the mean? Who is he the attributes, the actions of God, and so on, you can see through his eyes open so wide, amazed and mesmerized,
and amazed and mesmerized. Why? Because it really makes so much sense that God is one. And the last time is his civilian. He's not like his creation. And this person himself was a clergyman.
He was a religious man who preaches to others about God. And when we had that conversation, he himself could not avoid the you know what this makes a lot of sense to me. But unfortunately, he couldn't just pronounce the word because there's so much obligations in this dunya and the slide. And many, many examples have been about other people as well. Allah subhana wa says,
Remember those moments? Where if it's so weak, when you feel so oppressed, taken advantage of, there was so much pain in your heart, and in your life on your chest? What did you do? If you went to the masjid and you prayed, and you listened, and you heard beautiful citations from the map, or just play the CD, or listen to them or if it's completely released, because it's mercy from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
doesn't affect only Muslims love Allah, even with non Muslims. I remember at one point,
I had to invite a plumber to come and fix something in the house. intentionally. I let the play.
I just lifted there on.
And when the man came in, he started walking in the kitchen, and I left him for about 510 minutes alone. No more nothing. When I came back to him, the first thing he asked me about, he said, immediately says, What is this?
I said, What are you talking about? Just this thing that plays? What is that? Is that radio? So no, this is city. He goes, What is that? So why are you asking about and it's an Arabic, there's no translation and even
he said, It is so beautiful. I feel so comfortable when he was walking for completely so comfort, completely relaxed. Just like a psychological therapy. He feels so relaxed, even though he was he did not understand a word. I see that. That's the Quran. He couldn't believe it. He's
usually in our activity centers, when people come in, we give them hard copies of the Quran. translation, they don't get a chance to listen to it. They don't really hear the or and that would affect directly their hearts and the mass just get an actual translation of the Quran afterwards. And when he left he said, I promise I'm gonna read that. Unfortunately, never seen him after that. That's my mistake. But the point is, it will lie it has that effect on people because Allah said so it's Rama, mercy from Allah subhanho wa Taala to mankind.
What do we know I'm over learn from this
will enter the foreigners have on us. The Euro has rights on us Muslims. Unfortunately, we are not doing the right that is due to the Koran. Number one. The first thing is to be happy. Whenever we hear them for an A whenever we receive the Parana Book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah says, quote, we
say, oh Mohammed, so then we follow the law.
By the grace of Allah has mercy, they shall rejoice. That's better for them than all that they vote in this life.
And the proceeding is speaks about this mercy and this visible love between the four and itself.
If you know how to decipher for an rejoice,
if you know how to read it perfectly, be happy. If you can understand it, without translation, then you need to be extra happy.
For every degree, you have a blessing and have an extra right on you.
The world has an extra if you can understand the right of the brand new is more than greater than those who cannot without translation, and so on. So be happy that Allah bless you. And if you can
read the Quran, then it's about time that you receive this grace and this Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Take a few moments of your life and your time and go and learn the citation of the Quran
of the rights of the Quran to give it that respect, veneration
and reverence whenever you say the more and you respect that because it's the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you don't show that respect to the word of Allah azza wa jal, how would you obey His instructions?
If you don't give that respect, that profound and deep respect and in addition to the book of Allah, how would you then go and follow the instructions out there in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And the last lesson
me is when you decide to become the companion and becomes your companion, it will come as a Sheffield's intercede for you, and they'll judgment.
There isn't much to do here, but to designate few minutes every day, regularly, just to recite the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, in our contemporary time, people cannot escape doing something a regular basis, specifically, if you're going to work.
And you have to continue with your work early in the morning, there is something you have to do every day, not at the beginning of your work time, somewhere in the middle, or the end of the day, reading your emails.
You check your emails for business purposes, and you spend hours and hours not knowing where to start what you're going to end.
Can't we start before the emails? Can we start with a few minutes reciting the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
If this is the business of this dunya one of taking care of the business of the action of first and then we ask a lot of blessings in this dunya as well.
Reflecting on it, pondering over its versus an ayah
Allah, Allah, Allah azza wa jal kita.
this book was revealed to you for one just for the Moroccan temple.
Reflect on these verses, you look at these profound meanings, what do they mean to you? And what should be done about these verses and the last hour that I said
was wrong with them?
Should they reflect on these verses of the Quran and Allah firewall, or maybe they have they have locks on them.
So they're not open to receive this, this this words of guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
He was very famous and known for falling for following the instructions. And with the double quote that he has every Ramadan besides the citation, he would reflect, descend upon from from cover to cover from the beginning to the end, silently, just silently going over the verse and the word for reflection. If you can please come forward in this IRA. We have a lot of space actually here so we can have everybody shut up and please move forward please.
Muslim brothers or sisters in Islam.
This is the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
It is a soul in the spirit. It has no guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
It is Shiva healing without is there in the chests. There's so many values that are mentioned in the Quran, that we can learn specifically in our time, that we all need to go back to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala see what exactly Allah is instructing us to do, in order to have this successful life have that peace of mind, that healing of the heart of God.
In order for him
al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam O Allah kinda Pina Mohammed, while earlier he was happy he was unlimited Sleeman kathira from Amoeba.
When we know the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Looking for these words of guidance, Abdullah said, Allah in a sometta Kala Italia you know
whenever you hear the verse or the ayah that begins with all you who believe or you will believe so
pay attention carefully
So whether it's something good that you're going to be commanded to do,
or something bad or evil, that will be instructed to abstain from
that is the meaning of following the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Allah says, Yeah, you and Medina, Amnon, so many verses of the Quran,
how many of us can recall some of these instructions mentioned in the Quran,
there are so many things there. And the law says stay away from how many of us can recall these instructions are measured, and therefore that's part of our
that's our reflection on that.
You go and you read, not just for the sake of the Baraka, but the for the destruction of the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
A few months ago, I came to the smell, give another football, and was particularly at the beginning of that financial crisis. And I mentioned that football, that the source of risk, they are not limited to what many people think of. They're not just limited to the job. Many people think job security, one can secure them in this life law.
It's your security with a loss of animal data. Because so many people can also always take advantage of the new changes in their lives if they reflect.
So someone loses his job, that's not the end of the life.
Why don't you take this as an opportunity from Allah subhanho wa Taala so that you could change your career, move on somewhere else? Take advantage of this to go further with education whatsoever to improve your mind. And
if you check in the forum, you will see that Allah has commanded you. Yeah, if I didn't know the answer,
Milan, this earth is so fast and why don't you go around and worship Me?
There is his will Allah subhanho wa Taala nada de nada de Silva Lhasa provision is with a law nonetheless, people so rejoice. Go back again and see what Allah subhana wa Taala mentioned instructs you to do these are heaven in us coming from Allah subhanho wa Taala these are verses that have so many shades of instructions and values and the most valuable for it right now. When people are feeling down feeling stressed out that is the best time to go back to the poor and so the could you find healings, you can find guidance and you can find everything that you need as an answer for what you see from around you. That's an opportunity. An invitation to go and reflect on the last
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