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So don't want to come to LA. As usual we begin with our announcements of course first and foremost redock Mubarak May Allah azza wa jal accept all of our good deeds. We have a special request for sincere dua for mother of two of our key members. Sadia sister Sadia Qureshi who is the mother of brother father and brother Nasir Qureshi? She is in critical condition and ICU right now, we ask Allah azza wa jal, the Shafi the coffee to cure her swiftly and immediately and to give supper to her family. We also have the death announcement of uncle of Aslam Durrani who passed away in Toronto. We ask Allah azza wa jal for his Mo Farah We ask Allah to make his grave a vast place to
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Hamdulillah we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala the most majestic and the Most High. In him we put our trust and on him Do we rely? He is our Rob and our Mola, our only ally. It isn't turning to him that the souls Beautify. And it is by remembering him that the hearts purify. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah that our good deeds multiply, and that he causes our sins and evil to nullify. May Salatin Salam be upon the one to whose prophethood we all testify as to what follows Allah subhanho wa Taala has reminded us to be conscious of him when he says in the Quran Yeah, you hola Dina Amanu Tapachula haka to RT wala temotu illa. One two Muslim moon. Dear Muslims now that Ramadan has come to an end,
all too often, we fall into our previous habits and have the most destructive of those habits is something that the Quran has explicitly warned against in multiple verses, in the beginning of Surah 10 Menon of the helmet may known, we all know that the first characteristic is a lady known for your Salah to him cos your own those that have who short in their salah. But what is the second characteristic mentioned in this series of verses? It is that characteristic that we have to be especially vigilant of now that Ramadan has come to an end and the hustle and bustle of our A Baghdad and our rituals and our routine and our coming to the masjid have come to an end and we have
so much free time. What is the second characteristic that Allah azza wa jal describes that people have filled with those as well Ladino whom I they love, we more or you don't? Even before Allah talks about Zeca and Allah talks about being honest and upholding your promises. The second characteristic of the people of for those those who turn away from idle, useless law who will Lavina whom and Allah with more ideal Dawn, in fact, this reality of turning away from low of turning away from useless things, it is a constant theme throughout the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala describes it as being of the essential characteristics of the movement. In multiple occasions. Allah azza wa
jal describes the believers for example, in pseudo classes, where either somebody or Allahu Allahu Anhu when they hear useless stuff, wasting time, they turn away from it, we'll call you learner or maluna Welcome to come. And they say we have our ways our lifestyle, our deeds, and you have your deeds. Salaam Alaikum peace be unto you land up till Hilda Helene, we don't have time to be with the Jah Hill, the righteous don't waste their time, and they don't participate in gatherings that waste their time. In yet another verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in the conclusion of certain four con and by the way, the beginning of certain movement on and the ending of Soto for con, please read
them after the hotbar these are checklists of how to get to fit a dose literally point one point 2.3 Both of them Allah concludes by describing the believers and then saying those are the people that are going to enter for those. Those are the people that are going after the highest Guardians The hoerauf And in both of them have the essential characteristics. Allah azza wa jal says we're either Maru below we Maru ki Rahman Surah Furqan. When they pass by law, who they pass by with dignity, they don't get involved in the time wasting when they pass by other people gathering together to waste their time to backbite. to slander to just as we send English shoot the breeze, they have
better things to do more Rukia Rama, they go by with dignity. And therefore in these verses and others, Allah azza wa jal emphasizes that of the characteristic of the believer is that he does not get involved in law who now what exactly is law? What's the technical definition of law who
Our scholars say that every type of speech that is of no benefit, every type of speech that doesn't have any wisdom, no wise purpose, and especially speech that is not fought out, it is just gossip and vain talk. It constitutes love, hope. And in fact, to give you an idea of what is low, another verse will make us understand, Allah says, now you are who do Kamala who Billa with the Emani come while I can market to a man, Allah is not going to call you to task for the low of your oats in Allah, but rather what you say with firmness, what you say with intent. In other words, you know, when we speak to our friends, we might just say, Oh Allah, He that places the best will lie that
food was the best food I've ever had. And everybody knows when you say, well, Allah He, you're not giving like a solemn oath, like a, like a court of law. Like you're saying, well, law here, I'm gonna honor the contract. Everybody knows this, that when you say it as a figure of speech of Allah, He, it's not the same as when you say it in a serious gathering. Allah calls this No, you didn't think about it. Even though it's not wrong. It's not Boulton. But when you didn't think about it, and it wasn't done wisely, even when you use the name of Allah, Allah says, I shall overlook this level. In other words, anything that doesn't have a wisdom or benefit, anything that is not of use
to you, or the worldly sense or of an accurate sense, it actually constitutes a type of level And subhanAllah brothers and sisters will law he all of us are guilty of law who all of us are guilty of spending too much time in useless or idle matters, and in going to gatherings that are of absolutely no benefit to us. On the contrary, many of those gatherings are going to harm us or hurt us or regret on the Day of Judgment. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Never does a person attend a gathering in which Allah is not mentioned, and vicar is not done, except that on the Day of Judgment, that gathering will be a source of regret. Notice, he didn't say punishment, not every
gathering you go to is gonna get punished. But if you wasted your time, nothing was accomplished. On the Day of Judgment, you're going to be pinching yourself, I wasted three hours on that day, five hours, I didn't do anything, I could have done something of use. So there's certain types of Lahu that are actual sin, and that's gatherings of backbiting gatherings of slander gatherings where people do bad things. And then there's other level which might not be a sin, but you didn't get gain anything, you didn't benefit anything. And the believer is wiser than that. The believer does not waste his most precious commodity, that commodity that cannot be purchased with money. And that is
the commodity of time. The believer spends his time wisely. And that is why Allah azza wa jal says, Wait a minute, Ruby, love women Rukia Rama when they pass by law, who they are dignified. And Allah says what they say is Lana maluna.
And they're saying this to themselves. You don't have to say this verbally. But you say to yourself, I have my deeds. I have to think about what I'm doing with my life, and you have yours. That's your business. I'm not responsible for you, but I am responsible for myself, Lana, maluna. What Malcolm produces sisters, now that Ramadan is over, and many of us we are slipping back into our previous lifestyles. I remind myself and all of you that this is the ideal time, the opportune time to think critically about how much time we're actually not even spending doing that, which is wise, how much time we waste in that which is no and as I said, not all law who is bolted not all law who is
sinful, but all law who is a waste of time and all law who is not going to benefit us. So the believer chooses wisely and only gets involved with that which will be of benefit. How do we go about practically avoiding such things? First and foremost, don't put yourself in situations where you're going to waste your time you yourself, be wise, you don't have to accept every single invitation. Choose wisely. You don't have to walk into every single gathering. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, of the perfection of one's Iman is that you leave that which is of no concern to you. Choose wisely, where you go and what you spend your time with. And one of the
ironic terms which is very beautiful, Allah says a certain moment on that they are more a real boon to the whole they turn their backs to the whole look at the profundity they don't even tempt themselves, they don't even lend an ear and then see what's going on with the gossip and then sit down know when they pass by the gatherings of love who they pass by with dignity. You don't have to be nasty to the people but why should you spend time with doing nothing so notice the Quranic term out although and who more ideal doing they turn their backs away from level so you'll be wise about wearing
You go and how you spend your time of the ways as well is that we should be conscious that Lahore involves the tongue. So we make up any negatives with the tongue by positives of the tongue in a beautiful Hadith narrated in the Senate have been the Saudi Abdullah bin at the OFA, one of the Sahaba he described the prophets of Allah who either he was set up, somebody asked him, tell me how the Profit System was, he said, Can you look through the ticker, he would always be doing zikr and he would minimize level he would minimize laahu Now when we're talking about the profit system level doesn't mean anything better. But it just means you know, conversation that is of no value that
would be minimal and thicker would be maximum. So in order to counteract low, we need to develop a lifestyle of vicar, constantly remembering Allah and to speak and to meet also have the ways to counter low which is explicit in the hadith is by giving charity. In fact, we just gave zakat on feta two, three days ago, and do you know what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in an authentic hadith he said that the cattle fitter is to make a Farah for the law who have the one who has fasting literally the Zika is going to be a confounder for the time wasted while fasting. And so of the ways we get rid of the hope is by charity in one Hadith as well an unnecessary our Prophet
sallallahu either he was selling them pass by the marketplace, and he said, these bazaars, these souks, there's a lot of low going on here, and so purify it by giving charity and therefore we should realize that time wasting and doing the whole one of the ways to overcome that is that we give some charity for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada and of the ways as well, we counteract law who is to choose friends with wisdom, and this is something we should constantly do. Brothers and sisters were Allah who would go through our fridge in our pantries we throw away that which is not benefit to us might harm us. I'm telling you, honestly, we need to do the same with our
acquaintances. Who exactly do you socialize with? Is that person a positive influence? Or is that person dragging you down? A person follows the religion of his friends, a person follows the dean and a flap of his friends. If you're with a group of people who constantly back by slander, or in the lace suit, latest gossip, then why are you a part of that group withdraw from that and find another group that is a group of a group of vicar, a group of righteousness, a group that is going to benefit you? A person follows the clock of your friends of his friends, so be careful who your friends are brothers and sisters, one of the most amazing things about the the concept of low is
that Allah subhanho wa Taala actually describes Jana as being a place where there is no law whatsoever in multiple verses in the Quran. Allah azza wa jal says that the place of Jannah law Allah one fee her one theme, there is no idle talk, nor is there any evil there and Allah azza wa jal says in the Quran that that
nice Martin if you Hello one Illa Salama, they will not hear any low they're only going to hear Salam in Jana. Live smarten up, hello, one, one female, they're not going to hear Lahu nor any evil speech in five verses, Allah describes Jana as a place that is absent of low therefore what this indicates is that if we want to get to Jana, we should strive that in this world we minimize our gatherings of local brothers and sisters time is now open for us after the month of Ramadan. Let us fill that time with that which is wise with that which is beneficial for us. And to conclude this issue of level please understand that level is not good talk in which you comfort a person or you
find out what they're doing or you have brotherhood in a hallway. This is the essence of Eman to have positive conversations Lahu means vain talk idle talk talk that is of no benefit and generally involves other people or involves backbiting or riba or it involves gossip and slander or it involves complete wastage of time, of course gatherings where our brotherhood is increased and we find out the situation and hundreds of others and our whole work is for the sake of Allah. This is the essence of Eman and it is not a part of law who we ask Allah azza wa jal to make us of those who when they see level they turn and they walk away May Allah subhana wa Tada bless me and you within
through the Quran and may make us of those who is verses they understand and applies halal and haram throughout their lifespan as scholars forgiveness he was will ask him for his the love for and the Rockman.
Alhamdulillah All praise is due to Allah the one and the unique. He is He it is when we worship, and it is his aid that we seek. He is the Lord of the oppressed and the one who answers the call of the week. Brothers and sisters. We have spoken about philosophy multiple times in the last week. And some amongst us even feel a sense of fatigue hearing
about philosophy and we have spoken about it almost every single day.
If we get tired of merely speaking about it, what do you think of those that are living that tragedy right now, one of the things we cannot do is to ignore that reality. And in fact, my advice to myself and all of you is that do not scroll over those images and those videos that we see on Facebook and on our WhatsApp, rather watch them so that your hearts remain alive at the pain and suffering that is happening. As we speak. The situation has gone from bad to worse, and there's only so much that we can do.
I advise myself in all of you first and foremost, to follow the news. Log on just for the sake of that particular area. Find out what is going on and understand and listen. So that perhaps in sha Allah, Allah, our hearts will always remain motivated, as well do not trivialize the spiritual elements of combating this problem. I have spoken multiple times about this dua, and vicar and, and charity and helping out in whatever way that spirituality feeling a part of the OMA that spirituality in sha Allah to Allah will be our salvation on the Day of Judgment do not trivialize dua, if the least that the DUA will accomplish is that it will soften our hearts it has accomplished
enough. And Allah knows maybe a dua from a righteous amongst us might be accepted, as well. Dear Muslims, I want every one of us to educate himself or herself about the political realities of philosophy and so that you can challenge the narrative in your own circle of friends. In your own acquaintances, I want every one of you to become an ambassador for this cause because it is an Islamic cause. Do not allow any of your friends or acquaintances to say something that is incorrect, become a beacon of information. If all of us did this, then the narrative will change. Every one of you has friends in your own circle your colleagues at work, every one of you has people that follow
you on Facebook that have the opposite news that have the incorrect understanding, perhaps you can be the one whom Allah uses to change one person's narrative and gain one ally and support be proactive and be wise and know your facts know your figures. And that requires you to study as well. Also, brothers and sisters, now is also the time to monitor our own elected officials and others in our community who are allying with the wrong side. And of course, it's true, our quantities are small, but in some areas, we can have clout and influence and eventually insha, Allah Allah, we will have the numbers to have a change across this country. But there are areas in this country where we
already have those demographics, we cannot sit by silently when our own elected officials make such statements, challenge them, tweet at them, write to them. And if there's alternative candidates in the next election, the least we can do is to make this one of the key issues that we judge the validity of a candidate by what is a person's stance on philosophy, and what is the person's stance on Israel. That should be one of the key issues that we look at every time somebody runs for public office. Also, as I have said before, no matter how painful it is, but we also have traitors in our midst who are clearly and vocally allying with the wrong side, or cuddling up with entities that
themselves have long agendas, we have to monitor them and make sure we do not forget that in this time of crises. These people some of whom even have some knowledge they they took they were on the wrong side of history, as well. Brothers and sisters, one of the most difficult things to say there are some people that are misguided in their understanding of Islam. And unfortunately, they make this issue, nothing to do with the apartheid regime. And they blame the Muslims are they blame other entities or they blame a political group and fall asleep and they say the fault is all theirs? Forget those other issues. Right now we have an aggressor, and we have those upon whom aggression is
done. Right now we have a volume and we have a volume, anybody who ignores the volume, anybody who ignores the Zionist apartheid entity and concentrates on maybe some mistakes were made, or maybe other issues have to be done. But now is not the time we have a clear enemy. I do want mobian And for anybody to ignore that enemy and to instead say it's your fault or your fault or your fault, then this is an internal enemy. We will discuss our differences later on. No doubt they're different understandings of Islam. But right now the Ummah has to unite under the banner of la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, anybody who wants to divide the Ummah now anybody who's going to point fingers
within the OMA, even as the bombs are dropping, and you ignore them, this is a person who the least that we can say about him, lacks complete wisdom and ACHEMA and does not understand the reality of Islam. And I say this because I know some of them were
sincere and some of them genuinely believe this is their version of Islam but they are misguided and mistaken, even if Allah forgives them on the Day of Judgment, and we need to call out this backwardness of trying to find fault with other Muslims and other understandings and ignoring the bigger enemy in the room. There is a time and a place to talk about internal issues right now, when people are dying and children are being buried and bombs are falling on our heads. Now is not the time to divide and disunite also brothers and sisters, there are charities that Al Hamdulillah are doing positive deeds in, in Philistine and there are hospitals that we can help. There are other
things that can be done, find out any registered charity that we're allowed to give to and help and also find out about the BDS movement. The BDS movement is an economic pressure that the Muslims can put any company that is supporting any company that is operating in occupied territories, any company that is benefiting from that illegal occupation, find out what they are, publicize them amongst us and tell us to boycott that company do not buy products of that company, we have to apply economic pressure. When our profits are migrated to Medina, one of the conditions of the treaty inside Medina was that the hood of Medina could not deal economically with the Quraysh. If they did
so they would break the treaty, you have to use economic pressure as well. And this is what the BDS movement is and every Muslim should be a supporter of this movement. These are some of the pressures that we can do. And of course, more than this is that which other entities and governments can do, we do what we can now you can live for Allah who enough son in law was but brothers and sisters, the philosophy and issue the Palestine issue is not something that we can ever ignore. It's not something we can ever trivialize further Steen and Masjid Al Aqsa is our Holy Land, if it is taken whether you have to build out or you had to build. We're all failures right now, the people are
Philistine and the people at the forefront. These are the people that we need to be making dua for we should be proud of every single woman child and man amongst them. Well Allah He brothers and sisters, a great scholar online he said, those people that have died over there, they're the ones that are alive and all of us here we are dead. We seek Allah's refuge, those that have died in philosophy in defending Aqsa, they're the ones who are alive because Allah says in the Quran that the Shaheed is not dead, and here we are the entire Ummah and we can do nothing it is as a spiritually spiritually we have failed, we ask Allah azza wa jal for his refuge locally for Allah
who enough sun Illa wasa these are some points and they shall allow to other experts and those that know can give us more details. But every one of us must do our job and every one of us must do something so that we can tell Allah on the Day of Judgment, Oh Allah, I tried my best. This is all that I could do. And that's what I did. And perhaps in that small amount, perhaps Allah azza wa jal might forgive us Allahumma in NIDA and for aminu, Allah Allah Allah Allah if you had an Yomi them and in love affolter wala HeMen Illa for Raja wala Dana Illa Colita What am I read on Illustrator? Well, I see you're on Illa you're sorta Allama Filipina? Well, if one and Lydia Saba Puna been Iman
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