Planning for Tomorrow

Yasir Qadhi


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AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of remembering the death of a thirteen year old and their family, as well as the importance of not forgetting Allah's teachings and not being a victim of actions. They emphasize the need for preparation and setting intentions for Islam, as well as the importance of knowing Allah's name after his name to avoid losing meaning and value. The speakers also stress the importance of planning for the future and setting intentions for Islam.
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so we have one of our Hafez students. He passed away 13 year olds in Chicago from cancer. We ask Allah azza wa jal to forgive him and grants over to his family. Also the request for Achmed emailed who also passed away his son Muhammad and Islam and Islam sorry Mohammed is our son is the Father who sent me the mud is here with us he's asking dua that ALLAH forgive him and grant him genital for those as well by the way I have to make this announcement because of the season we're living in. I am not feeling well but it is not COVID related I got COVID tested this is just the general flu and sore throat so don't feel anything I have to make this announcement visit COVID My voice is low so

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Hamdulillah we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala for only He is worthy of praise. We ask Allah azza wa jal for his guidance we ask Allah azza wa jal for his Sofia can his blessings for indeed whomever Allah guides Nan can misguide. And whomever Allah chooses to misguide and and can guide him back to the straight path, bear witness and are tested

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find that there is no deity worthy of worship other than Allah subhanahu wa Tada and bear witness and testify that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his final prophet and his most perfect worshipper. As to what follows ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says in the concluding verses of Surah tell hasher you Hello Dina Amen Oh you who believe it tap Allah be conscious of Allah subhanahu wa Tada while founder nevsun Mao caught them at the hood, and let every soul think about what it has prepared for tomorrow. What Tapachula the phrases repeated and be conscious of Allah? Indeed, Allah is Hubie and well aware of all that you do. And then Allah says in the next verse, wala Kuno kala

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Dina Anna sola, do not be amongst those who forgot about Allah neglected Allah subhanho wa taala. And as a consequence of that, and saham and Fusa, whom Allah caused them, to forget about themselves. Those people Allah says, are the fasciae own, they have gone beyond the bounds, our short hotbar today will be a commentary on these two verses. And again, I request all of you as usual, once the hood was over, to go back and do your own research to read the verses directly to memorize these verses to ponder over them. You should do this for every hotbar every time you hear an Ayah or a hadith go back and check it up yourself so that the knowledge is reaffirmed in our own

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memories. So in these two verses, Allah azza wa jal reminds us to have Taqwa of him consciousness, awareness. And then Allah says, examine over what you have prepared for tomorrow. This is a profound verse, it is a profound verse because every wise person, every single intelligent person prepares for the future. Do you not have investments? Do you not have 401 case? Do you not have a retirement plan? Do not have a goal and a vision, about your life, about your economic issues about your family, you all have goals and you think about them. But Allah azza wa jal is telling us as you're thinking about all of these other goals, there is a tomorrow that is more important than the

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tomorrow of this world. And that is the tomorrow of the hereafter. Allah calls the hereafter tomorrow to indicate two things. Number one, how quickly this world will go away and the next world will come. How quickly when we have gone away, it will appear as if this whole world was nothing for us. And number two, because literally it is going to be tomorrow for some of us, ie none of us knows when it is our last day. None of us is guaranteed, and especially in these last 10 months of the pandemic. Wala How can we be blind about the reality of death when we are losing our family and friends and colleagues like flies when every single Juma we have to stand up and announce the deaths

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of other people? How can we not contemplate that preparing for tomorrow we'll turn the rafts on market day dammit Likud. Today the announcement is about a colleague a friend and Accomplice today the announcement is about the father of so and so the brother of so and so. And tomorrow the announcement will be about me and you tomorrow the announcement about me and you this is the reality. Walton doorknob soon Malka damnit Likud when that announcement takes place, make sure you are prepared for that day. So Allah calls the hereafter tomorrow because number one, this world is so quick and short. And number two, because literally it is a tomorrow for some amongst us there

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will be some this will be the very last year we are on this earth it is a reality. It is not something that I'm telling you that you do not understand. There will be some this is the last maybe even Juma on this earth. There will be some it is the last year the last Hijri year the last Gregorian year so literally prepare for tomorrow. And then Allah azza wa jal

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repeats the first part what up Allah to indicate there is no preparation better than the Taqwa of Allah. The ultimate preparation for tomorrow is the Taqwa of Allah. As Allah says in Surah Al Baqarah. What is the word for in higher Rosa de Taqwa prepare for the journey, the Arabic word Zod does not have an English equivalent. We say packing for the journey, we say you get ready for the journey this word Zod means so Allah says you have a journey. What does that will do prepare for that journey. Pack your bags make sure your affairs are in order, but the journey is the journey of life. So Allah says, know that the best preparation is the preparation of Taqwa. And then Allah azza

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wa jal follows up

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With the second verse Don't be like those who forgot about Allah. Don't be like those wallets are Kuno Kalinina, Nussle, Allah. Don't be amongst those who forgot about Allah. What does it mean to forget about Allah? Does it mean that unit you deny the existence of Allah, the atheists and agnostics that is not the primary reference of this verse even though of course it is included. The primary reference of this verse are those who neglected the rights of Allah. by forgetting the book of Allah, they forgot about Allah azza wa jal by forgetting about the obligations, the religious rulings the Haram and the halal by neglecting the Sharia, they neglected the one who revealed the

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Sharia, Walter Kunal Kalinina and Azula. The context of the surah is about the other faiths civilizations, the Bani Israel and the others that knew Allah. It's not as if they became agnostic or atheist, but they neglected the commandments of Allah. They didn't follow the Shediac Allah had given them. And so Allah concludes this surah the whole surah is about that group of people, the ending of the surah. Then Allah says, learn from them. Don't be like those who say we believe but they don't demonstrate that belief in their action. Don't be like those who say we are the chosen we are the ones who are Muslims and this and that, but then their lifestyles does not indicate it does

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not exemplify the Sharia of Allah wala to Gurukul, Edina national law, Allah calls them neglecting Allah forgetting Allah. Then what is the consequence if we neglect Allah for unser home and Fusa home? The fact here is a consequence as a result, because they neglected Allah. And this is a very, very profound spiritual, psychological verse. And I want you to contemplate this as a result of forgetting Allah. Allah cause them to forget themselves. This verse requires to be do justice many, many lectures, but we don't have time. Think about it. When a person does not follow the Sharia. They typically do so because they remember themselves or they follow their own desires. When a

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person neglects the Shetty it's because he has prioritized himself over Allah subhanho wa taala. Yet Allah says, this group that neglected the Sharia, as a result, Allah cause them to forget themselves, even though we assume the reason why they're neglecting the Sharia is because they're prioritizing themselves. And Allah says no, that is not the case. That is not the case. When you turn away from religion. When you turn away from Allah, when you turn away from obedience and worship, you turn away from your own purpose of existence, your own meaning of being here, your nobility of purpose, your cause for creation ceases to exist. Of what use is life, of what use is

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life, if we do not have a connection with Allah, of what value is our human life, if we do not imbue it with meaning and dignity that we get from our worship of Allah subhana wa Taala we are no better than animals if we neglect Allah. In fact, animals are better than us, because animals worship Allah in their own way. We're Eman che in Illa. You said the OB Hamdi he were like a lot of ohana to speak at home. Every animal is praising Allah but you do not understand their to speak. So when a human rejects or neglects Allah subhanho wa Taala they end up rejecting or neglecting their own purpose of existence, their life becomes meaningless. And that's why Allah is saying, don't be like those who

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neglected Allah. Because when you don't have Allah, you have nothing. When you don't have Allah, there is no purpose in your life. There is no higher order. There's no reason for you to be here. So Allah is reminding us that don't be like those people. Worship me. Believe in me, pray to Me, and you will discover the meaning in your own life. Your lives will have meaning your lives will have nobility. And this verse is so powerful because it links our meaning and value to the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala therefore dear Muslims, dear Muslims, establish a connection with Allah and you will establish a connection with your own existence. Worship Allah subhana wa Tada and your life

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will take on meaning

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you bow your head down to Allah and your existence will become noble. This is what this verse is telling us. May Allah subhana wa Tada bless me and you went through the Quran and may make us of those who is versus they understand and implement is halal and haram throughout our lifespan. Ask Allah's forgiveness. You as well asked him for his stuff before and?

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Alhamdulillah helwa hidden ahead, a solid alidium Yet, well, I'm Bueller. Well, I'm your local phone ahead. We're about to do. We're all of obviously aware that today is the beginning of a new Gregorian year. And obviously, as Muslims, we don't religiously celebrate any other occasion other than the tour reads. At the same time, there is nothing wrong any day of the year that we assess our lives. There's nothing wrong with thinking about what we've done, and what our plans are for the future. And if an opportunity presents itself, for us to assess, for us to analyze, for us to plan, we should seize that opportunity. It is Islamic, there's nothing wrong with taking any opportunity

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given to us and converted to a religious opportunity. So if we, at this stage of our lives, think about so many things, the last years, how quickly this year has gone by how interesting this year has been, how many lessons we have learned, how many friends, colleagues, relatives we have lost, and we take those lessons, and we fuel our own desires and hopes and imagination. There's nothing wrong with that. And the wise person learns from history. And the wise person assesses himself before assessment is done on the day of judgment. And so let us on this day, any day, whatever the day might be, let us plan a wise plan for the future. Let us make an intention to Allah Subhana

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Allah to Allah that the next week, and the next month and the next year and the future of our lives, however long we have are going to be better than the past. Let us make a commitment to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to renew our Eman to renew our religiosity. Let us strive for goals that are beneficial in this world and beneficial in the next world. We hope and we pray that insha Allah to other this pandemic is going to be lifted from us soon. But the real loser is not the one whose life is lost in the pandemic, that person might actually be the winner. He might be the Shahid the real loser is the one who lives through the pandemic, and does not benefit from the lessons gained in

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this pandemic. That is the real loser. The real loser is the one who does not understand mortality and human life does not understand how quickly death comes does not change for the better. The real loser is the one who does not benefit from any of the lessons that this last year has given that is the real loser. We don't want to be amongst them. We don't want to be amongst them. So Allah says, plan for the future. Well don't don't have some academically valid today, today and any day doesn't matter any day today. Let us plan for that future. Let us plan what do I have planned for the next month and next year my rest of my life? What are your visions and goals? Do your Muslim What do you

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want to accomplish in this world? And next, what are your aspirations? The Quran is telling you, Walton the rough stone market demat lizard, Let every soul assess what is prepared for tomorrow. So let insha Allah Allah today and I say this as any day again, don't read into my fault, but any day today is any good day to do it. Today. Let us make that assessment. Let us think about what we have prepared for tomorrow. Let us have those visions and goals and let us work towards those visions. And remember dear Muslims, what is overdue for in higher as the taqwa the very best provision that we need on our journey to Allah and in are planning for tomorrow is the Taqwa of Allah subhanho wa

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taala. And one final point again so much can be said. The Surah Surah Al Heschel. The next paragraph mentions two things which also mentioned the preparation for tomorrow. Number one, the revelation of the Quran. If we revealed the Quran to a mountain it would it would crumble and number two, the names of Allah subhana wa taala, the highest concentration of names and the whole Quran is inserted the hash of the last page who Allah who did Allah Allah Allah will medical producer salam ala mode you all know those verses. Why? Why did Allah mentioned the Quran and his names after telling us Don't be amongst those who forgot to love because the primary mechanism to remember Allah are these

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On and the knowledge of Allah subhana wa taala. So as we make our commitments and as we think about our upcoming years and days and months, let us add these two things to our agenda. Number one extra Quran and number two extra knowledge. These are two of the most essential pillars in our journey towards Allah subhanaw taala Allahumma and NIDA and for amino olam Valetta that if you had any AMI them but the love of Allah Hamad Illa for Raja while iodine and Illa Kobita were made even in Russia feta while I see Iran Ilya sarta Allahumma Freeland were the one and the readiness of Hoonah Bill Eman will attach I feel KHUDOBIN as Linda Linda Deena Amano Robina in Nicaragua for Rahim, Allah who

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