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Yasir Qadhi

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Tip number seven

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Oh,

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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 Sophia can his blessings for indeed whomever Allah guides, none can misguide. And whomever Allah chooses to misguide, none can guide him back to the straight path, bear witness and testify that there is no deity worthy of worship other than Allah subhana wa tada and bear witness and testify that Mohammed 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 Heschel? Yeah you holla Deena Amano? Oh, you who believe it taco law

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be conscious of Allah subhana wa Tada. While soundboard enough some mapa de motley hood and let every soul

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Think about what it has prepared for tomorrow. What tuffle law the phrase is repeated and be conscious of a law. Indeed a law is hubie and well aware of all that you do. And then Allah says in the next verse while at kuno Kala Dena so law, do not be amongst those who forgot about a law neglected Allah subhanho wa Taala. And as a consequence of that, for unsound home and fusa, whom Allah caused them to forget about themselves. Those people Allah says, are the fasciae own, they have gone beyond the bounds are short hold, but 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

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read the verses directly to memorize these verses to ponder over them. You should do this for every hot but every time you hear an IRA or a Hadith, go back and check it up yourself so that the knowledge is reaffirmed in our own 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 K's? Do you not have a retirement plan? Do you not have a goal and a vision, about your life, about

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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 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

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last 10 months of the pandemic Wallah. 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 debts of other people? How can we not contemplate that preparing for tomorrow we'll turn off some academic record. Today the announcement is about a colleague a friend and accomplish 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 will about me and you This is the reality while tongue doorknob soon Malka demott liquid, when that announcement takes place, make

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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 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 tomorrow on this earth. There will be some it is the last year the last 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 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 overdue for in hybridizer, the taqwa prepare for the journey, the Arabic word that 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 with the second verse. Don't be like those who forgot about a lot. Don't be like those wallets are kuno contadina, Nestle, Ah ha, don't be amongst those who forgot about a lot. What does it mean to forget about Allah? Does it mean that unit you deny the existence of a lot 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

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Who neglected the rights of Allah? by forgetting the hook of a law, they forgot about Eliza by forgetting about the obligations, the religious rulings the harm and that halaal by neglecting the Sharia, they neglected the one who revealed the shady wallets akuna Kala Dena sola. The context of the surah is about the other fate 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

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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 not exemplify the shediac of Allah, whether takuna rucola, the international law, Allah calls them neglecting Allah forgetting a law, then what is the consequence if we neglect a law, firm answer home and fusa home. The fact here is a consequence as a result, because they neglected a law. And this is a very, very profound spiritual, psychological verse. And I want you to contemplate this as the result of forgetting a law, a law cause them to forget

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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 shady, they typically do so because they remember themselves or they follow their own desires. When a person neglects the shady, it's because he has prioritized himself over Allah subhana wa Tada. Yet Allah says, this group that neglected this idea. As a result, Allah caused 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 a lot when you

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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 life, if we do not have a connection with a law, 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 Tada. We are no better than animals if we neglect a lot. In fact, animals are better than us, because animals worship a lot in their own way. We're in min Shay, in Illa. You said differently Hamdi he was like a lot of opportunities to be home, every animal is praising Allah, but you do not

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understand that the Spirit. 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 neglected the law. Because when you don't have a law, you have nothing. When you don't have a law, there is no purpose in your life. There's 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

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links our meaning and value to the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala therefore dear Muslims, dear Muslims, establish a connection with a law and you will establish a connection with your own existence. Worship Allah subhana wa tada and your life will take on meaning 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 within through the Quran, and may make use of those who is versus the understand and implementers head on and how long throughout our lifespan escalus forgiveness, you as well asked him for his deliver for under man

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Alhamdulillah Hanwha hidden ahead, a solid alladhina muted while I'm, while I'm your local phone ahead, Roberto. We're all 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 two 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 given to us and

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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 lets 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 wa Taala

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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 wa 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 in sha Allah to Allah 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 Shaheed the real loser is the one who lives through the pandemic and does not benefit from the lessons gained in this pandemic. That

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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 academic LaHood today, today and any date doesn't matter any date today. Let us plan for that future. Let us plan what do I have planned for the next month or next year my rest of my life? What are your visions and goals dear Muslim? What do you want to accomplish in this

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world? And the next? What are your aspirations? The Quran is telling you, Walton don't have sown maka demagogue, let every soul assess what is prepared for tomorrow. So let insha Allah to Allah today and I say this as any day again, don't read into my folder 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 the taqwa the very best provision that we need on our journey to Allah and in our planning for tomorrow is the taqwa of Allah subhana wa Tada. And one final point again so much

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can be said the surah so little hash of

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the next paragraph mentioned two things which also mentioned the preparation for tomorrow. Number one, the revelation of the Quran. If we reveal the Quran to amounted it would it would crumble and number two, the names of Allah subhana wa Tada. The highest concentration of names in the whole Koran is inserted the hash of the last page will allow you to enter into high level medical Producer ceramill mode. You all know those verses. Why? Why did Allah mentioned the Koran and his names after telling us Don't be amongst those who forgot a lot because the primary mechanism to remember Allah are these two things, the Quran and the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So as we make our

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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 subhanho wa Taala along with any diet for amino Olam related and if you had to do me them but ilaha illa for Raja Well, I didn't

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