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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad Anwar Ali he will remain a very and hamdulillah we thank Allah subhana wa tada for all the blessings that He has given us the blessings that we recognize and the blessings that we do not recognize the blessings that we're aware of, and the blessings that we are unaware of, and hamdulillah we have finished a number of series in this message of them is the signs of judgment day, we talked about the major signs, the minor signs, we talked about all of the issues up until the coming of the judge and the coming of a sub memorial and the end of the science of Judgment Day.
We then began a discussion of the bodas off and we went over in detail the journey of the soul from the time of death up until the very end. And now inshallah we will continue from where we left off, we're going chronologically, and we will continue from where we left off and today begins our new series, which is going to be in sha Allah tala, a very, very detailed series that will turn to the Quran and Sunnah and we'll discuss what we know about one of the most fundamental pillars of our religion. In fact one of the assorted Deen this whole religion is based upon three fundamental pillars, belief in Allah, belief in the prophets and belief in judgment date. These are the three
fundamentals of all fundamentals. And so inshallah Allah Today we will discuss began our discussion about the reality of piano and we'll discuss what we know about piano and what Allah subhanho wa Taala as mentioned of it, from the beginning of kiama, meaning the trumpet being blown up until the very end, which is when people will be taken to their final mercy or either agenda May Allah make us amongst them or jahannam we seek Allah's refuge from that, then when we finish these this series, then after that, inshallah Tada, we will begin a discussion of the two ophira either agenda May Allah make because amongst them or also descriptions of jahannam so that we can be aware of it. So
today inshallah is our first series about the tiama. And today will be an introduction to the concept of gamma, and what Allah mentions regard with regards to it, and how Allah subhanho wa Taala proves it. And what are the benefits of believing in piano? What are some of the Imani benefits in believing in the Yama and of course, we realized that belief in karma is not only a fundamental of our faith, it is a fundamental of the Abrahamic faiths. And it is something that marks the Abrahamic faiths from the non Abrahamic faiths, because all of the religions of the world are divided into two primary categories, the Abrahamic and then the dharmic religions, these two put together form the
bulk of religions of the world. Anything outside of these two is very
incidental or small. The Abrahamic we know Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and put together these three faith traditions are more than half of the world's religions. The other major, major religions of the world are Hinduism. And then, of course, Buddhism, these are the two big religions other than ours and then to a smaller level Jainism and then you have the Far Eastern religions which Shan to shintoism, and whatnot. These are called the dharmic religions, and the dharmic religions share some things in common, like the Abrahamic religions share some things in common of the fundamentals of all Abrahamic religions is belief in the God of Abraham. And belief in the concept of profits, and
belief in judgment, D. These three are shared by all Abrahamic faith traditions, the dharmic religions don't believe in any of these things. And the concept of Judgment Day does not exist amongst all of them. What is the equivalent in all dharmic religions who could tell me
very good reincarnation, right? Or the concept of liberation of the soul from the body? So the goal of those faiths we're not going to talk about that or I'm just this is one of our one of our first tangents of today. The goal of those religions is to break free from the cycle of reincarnation, Nirvana or Moksha or something, but the point is, by the way, they don't believe in a day of judgment, but do they
fates believe in some type of judgment,
yes. Because that's the whole point of karma. That's the whole point of reincarnation. Even those faith traditions have some kernel of judgment. But it's not one judgment day it is, every soul shall have its own judgment and then the resurrection of the next will be based upon what its has done. So the point being, at some level, judgment is universal to all faith traditions of this world, except that the Abrahamic faiths believe in one day, that is the day of ASAP the Day of Resurrection the day of the AMA, yo Medina, and the other faith traditions, they have their other interpretations. And by the way, I say the Abrahamic faith traditions, and all major sects of Christianity, and all
mainstream groups of Islam. As I mentioned, the very last episode of the barossa, all of them believe in an accurate, interestingly enough for reasons beyond the scope of our class, the Jewish faith tradition has veered from this belief. Once upon a time classical Judaism early Judaism did believe in piano. And a lot of references in the Quran will call the length Emerson and narrow Illa Yamamoto that they did believe in heaven and hell, however, over the course of the evolution of of Jewish theology, slowly but surely, this concept was not fully discarded, but it is no longer central to the belief of most modern Jews, some still believe in it, and many have adopted it.
Sorry, no, many have abandoned it. And most of them are agnostic about it. They don't know what even the religious, even the, the practicing amongst them. This has something that is now by and large, not mainstream amongst them, which is very interesting to have abandoned disbelief. Nonetheless, that's the introduction. Now let's get to the Islamic stuff. When we look at the Koran, belief in karma, is one of the most fundamental principles of the entire religion, some of our scholars have said, and there is an element of truth to this, you cannot read a single page of the Quran, except that a lot explicitly references glioma on it, and I didn't go over every page. But there's
definitely an element of truth here. You cannot read a single page of the Quran, except that there is an indirect or a direct reference to the piano. And in fact, one of the interesting things about the concept of piano is that Allah subhana wa tada argues in the Quran, with those who deny tiama, Allah azzawajal reasons with them, he uses rational arguments, he's essentially trying to prove kiama in many different ways. And so we began our talk about piano by looking at some of the primary techniques that allow users in the Quran to prove the gamma, some of the rational arguments and it's interesting that allows using rational arguments here. Some people believe rationality has no role
in the religion. And this is not true. Allah subhana wa Taala is using logical arguments. He's telling people who reject the Yama to think that there is a piano, and he reasoned with them in a logical manner, in a manner that he's trying to prove. And this is because the Quraysh, generally speaking, rejected a piano. The courage didn't believe in a piano. They believed in a law, but they didn't believe in profits, and they didn't believe in piano, so they rejected two of the main three pillars of Islam. So the Quran proves prophets in many ways, but more than the prophets because the tiama is discussed more than tripled the amount of prophets are discussed more than the prophets,
Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions the kayama and attempts to prove his existence to the people who rejected it. So today shout out to the first part, we will discuss seven specific techniques and this is also a summary. We couldn't there is a very good book in Arabic.
A very large book about how Allah azza wa jal proves the gamma in the Quran. So this is a summary. And I have chosen seven of the arguments. The first genre, each one of these is a genre under under them are hundreds of verses. So every point has hundreds not one or two examples, hundreds of examples. The first genre of evidence is the first technique that Allah subhana wa Taala uses is simply to say that it is true. So this is not rational, as much as it is you need to believe in it because I'm saying so. And of course, this is the bulk of the verses Molly Chioma Dean, the master of judgment date, or the judge of judgment day or the lord of Judgment Day. This is a statement of
fact, a lot of xojo is mentioning included in this are 1000s, not hundreds 1000s of verses that describe the kiama look at Seurat or look at Jews Amma.
The majority of verses of Jews ama are about cuyama Ahmed Hassan, and endeavour in alvim. Right is a sham suku era. What is the new German Katara wader jivaro Seurat within a shadow doctorate? What is it all about? Right? All of this is about karma. And how men have got moroccanoil halka. All of this is about karma. So the bulk of all of these small sutras many of the verses of the Mughal era, Allah is describing kiama Yomi a federal model when he when families will be split up. So this comes under the first genre that Allah azza wa jal is telling you is going to happen and Allah is describing it. And of these verses, Allah says in the Quran, why a stem be ohnaka? How can who they ask you? Is the
Judgment Day true? Why a stem b ohnaka? They're asking you the number, they're asking you a hackathon. Who is it really true. And Allah says, one of the most powerful emphases in the Quran, he will be in the hall on, say, indeed, by my Lord. Verily, it is true. If you deconstruct this verse, there's five ways of emphasizing which again, beyond the scope of our class, but one of the most emphatic verses in the Quran about piano, they ask you is the piano true?
He wa Robbie, in the half, there's actually Seven, six or seven ways not five, where Allah is always emphasizing over and over again, say verily, I tell them to you emphasizing it is true. So the first genre is basically to say that it is happening and to describe what's happening. This is not reasoning. This is simply I'm telling you what's going to happen. If you believe in me, then it's going to happen. The second genre, which is a common motif of the Quran, Allah subhana wa Taala tells mankind to think about their own origin. And in thinking about their own origin, Allah is saying, don't you think I can bring your origin and do it all over again? The one who created you
for the first time? Can he not recreate You again? So this is a logical This is a reasoning. Why are you surprised that I can resurrect the dead? Didn't I create you from nothing? Right? So there are again, hundreds of verses in the Quran about this genre this evidence? Our miandad inside remember hudak? Doesn't mankind see where he comes from? Holy alchemy MA in dufek Yo, dijamin Venus will be what are then what? In Who? Allah Roger de la Kadir, when Allah describes where you came from. And Allah describes the process of the evolution of the embryo, then Allah says in Allah Roger de la Kadir, don't you think I can do this all over again and bring you back? This is a direct rational
appeal, the one who created you in this manner can recreate you again. And in the end of surah, Yaseen, our Amira insano unhide, aka human not fighting for either who are ha see Momo been, doesn't mankind see that we created him from a drop of fluid, and lo and behold, we created him from this fluid now he is arguing with us, what is he arguing about? Go back to the Sierra, go back to the Sierra obey even heard of came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he had in his hands, a bone from an animal. And he said, Yeah, Mohammed so send them our your healer who has the hint, Varma we're here amin, and he crumbled up whatever he could crumble up. Do you think Allah will
bring this bone back to life when it has decayed? So Allah subhana wa tada
answered him by revealing the end of surah. Yaseen, and it is such a powerful answer. This man who is arguing with us that whether we can bring life back or not our Amira insano and
Where did he come from? Now that he is Cosimo? mubin? Has he forgotten his own origin? Well, berbelanja methoden, one ESEA halka he challenges us even as he forgets his own creation. In other words, you're asking Allah for an external proof and you are a walking internal living proof. What proof do you need when you are the proof itself? You dare ask Allah for a challenge and your creation is itself the proof of the challenge while dorabella method and when I see a halka color, man, you hit Obama here I mean, this is what will be said. Then Allah azza wa jal says all your hair lady and her a Willa Mara, the one who created it the first time can recreate it again, this is a
logical argument that allows
Virgil is bringing, and a lot as I was just saying, the Koran wahala de casa Marie, do who were who were one ya, and he is the one who began the creation. And then he shall repeat it all over again. And this is a very profound and interesting verse that has caused some discussion amongst our odema the phrase, and it shall be easier for him, Well, who won while he? What shall be easier?
To recreate? Why is this verse potentially problematic to some theologians?
Yeah, this is the core point. Nothing is difficult for a lot,
for a lot to say. And I shall recreate as I did it the first time. And the second time shall be easier for me, as if the first time was difficult.
Even abus responded to this very easily. And he said,
if there was a difficulty, then when you do it for a second time, it is easier, but there was no difficulty to begin with. And a lot of xojo is simply making them understand. If you think there was any difficulty surely to do it, again is easier than to do it for the first time. So Allah is speaking to them at their level. And you're saying if you feel that that's going to be difficult, surely when some somebody does anything for a second time, it is easier. So in the realm of Allah, nothing is difficult, he says, couldn't find a cone. But if there were to have been an imaginary difficulty, surely recreation is easier than first time. And this is something we all know when we
do something a second time it is easier. So this is the second genre under it are hundreds of verses where Allah links belief in judgment day with the origins of man and Allah azza wa jal asks mankind to go back to his own creation, and to understand that how was he created, so to he shall be recreated the third genre of verses also many, many hundreds of verses, or I should say, maybe dozens of verses under this one is to tell mankind to examine the whole world around them the heavens and earth. So the second to examine yourself, the third to examine the ecosystem to examine the heavens and the earth. And Allah subhana wa tada mentions many of these verses, that when they
said that the Holocaust sumati, will Otto who didn't either and
Don't you see that the one who creates the heavens and the earth is capable of creating or recreating something similar to that? And Allah subhana wa tada says, Our lm er en de la hora de la casa de la Torre. Oh, but what am Yeah, yeah, the halka hiner, because they're in Allah and your el Mota don't see the one who has created the heavens and the earth. And he wasn't powerless in creating them. He wasn't, it wasn't difficult to create them, don't they see, the one who created the heavens and the earth with such ease, is also capable of bringing the dead back to life. Once again, explicit linkage. Look at the world around you see the heavens and the earth and realize a
lot of xojo is capable of all things. So this is the third genre, and that is a semi watty one out the fourth genre, you can say three, a even or I put a number for specific
natural elements within the semi wati without specific aspects of the creation around us that a lot in particular asks us to examine. And a lot of zoa just says look at this aspect, the one who is able to do that is able to bring life back to the dead. Give me an example of genre number four, because under this are many categories, many examples. What's the most common example in the Quran that Allah says to examine around us
bringing dead vegetation or dead land back to life. Now, this is something that I did not fully understand growing up in America until I lived in Saudi Arabia, because in America we have a different type of soil. Generally speaking, even in the winter, our soil is green, even if it's not the same type of greenery, but it's a different type of soil. When you go to a barren land, when you go to a desert land, you see a different type of soil and you have to see it to believe it were throughout the year. It is a complete barren, not a single leaf grows on it. Then a specific season comes
The rain season. And all of a sudden that land that you could have swore is never going to produce any fruit. It becomes greater than a dense jungle. And I've seen this with my own eyes. It's unbelievable the change that happens. There's a certain time where the amount of waterfalls is perfect and that dead land is resurrected back to life. And this is something that the Arabs living in that environment would have seen regularly. So Allah azza wa jal mentioned that many times in the Quran, for example, from boadilla 30 Rahmatullah he cave, you hear about mot her cars, the car your whole motor? Look, Allah is saying, at the effects of Allah's mercy, meaning the effects mercy here
means rain, look at the effects of a loss rain, how he brings the dead land back to life. This is the same way I shall bring the motor back to life. And indeed, Allah is capable of all things and this is at least a dozen or two dozen times in the Quran. Allah mentions the cycle of vegetation, and alum mentions that leafs become yellow and then become green and become life again, this cycle Allah says, you see it around you not just the land but in vegetation. You see it around you, why can't you recognize I can do the same for other species of life as well. Also Allah mentions the cycle of water also Allah mentions fire itself, a lady Giada koombana szegedi bloody naran. So Allah
is seeing this green tree, which is fed by blue water, it becomes this yellowish flame. Look at all of this cycle, the same thing Allah azza wa jal mentions, surely I can also bring the dead back into the life as well. So the cycles of other species other life forms on this earth, Allah is saying the one who can permutate those life forms, surely I can permutate your life form as well. So this is category four, where a lot asks us to look at specific aspects of the creation. category five is a very, very interesting one very interesting one. Here, Allah azzawajal uses a different tactic completely.
Allah uses what modern philosophers have called the moral argument for the existence of God. This is something that was propagated very recently, I think only two 300 years ago, if I'm not mistaken, it's a very recent
phenomenon of Western philosophy, but the Quran mentions it. In this revelation, Allah subhana wa tada mentions the moral argument for judgment date. What is the moral argument for judgment date, that this life is inherently unfair?
And if there were no judgment day,
then that would not be a perfection of a laws justice. This is an argument that a law uses in the Koran. How can you deny a judgment day when there's no justice in this dunya and Allah azza wa jal will not allow injustice to go unpunished. So the Quran uses the moral argument to prove the existence of piano and Western philosophers only stumbled across this relatively recently Elon was maybe from the Koran directly, and then they have a different category of how to prove the existence of Allah and for us it is in the Koran. There are a number of verses in this regard of them. Allah says in the Quran,
Allah Muslim minakami God mean, Malecon k Fatah como? This is a rhetorical question. a rhetorical question is a question whose answer is inherently within the question. It doesn't need to be verbalized a rhetorical question is meant to emphasize an obvious truth. It is not meant to actually question right? This is a rhetorical question. And Allah azzawajal uses a rhetorical question because it is too self evident to even respond to it. So Allah says, a financial Muslim mina kelimutu mean, do you think we will make the believers like the criminals the same? Malcolm k Fatah comun? What is wrong with you? How are you judging? Allah is slapping some sense into people. Do you
think that a good person and a bad person that's it they live and they die and that's it? Nothing's gonna happen to them? That's not fair. And in a more explicit verse, Allah says in the Quran, omnichannel, Edina ama and what I'm gonna say the hottie Cosmos sildenafil, I'm Nigel mechanical for job even more explicit, do you think we are going to make the one who was good and did good deeds the same as the one who has caused facade in the earth, who caused evil in the earth who was a mass murder a brutal dictator?
Do you think one who suffered and the one who caused the suffering that their life will be the same? So what am i Yamato another is a third verse, the same their life and their death, Sir, come on how evil is the judgment that you make? how evil is it that a mass murderer gets away with it? And even if he is killed, what is one death compared to a million deaths that he caused? What is one jail term compared to destroying an entire country, as so many brutal dictators have done? So Allah says, What is wrong with you? How can you not affirm a judgement date? When you see there are people who are being treated unjustly? unfairly, when you see people live their lives in piety and they still,
from our perspective, get the short end of the stick, they still might be harmed, or they still die unjust debts, or even if they die a normal death. They didn't get the reward of their good. Where is the good for that this pious person has done he lived his whole life and piety. And yet he's struggling, living a difficult life and another person born into wealth, living the life of a playboy not caring about the ark era, and maybe he lives a normal animalistic life and dies a normal death is that fair? that this person gets to enjoy this dunya and he lived an evil life and the righteous person was deprived of any good so Allah azza wa jal is telling us yakun how evil is your
judgment to deny Judgment Day mother can pay for taco moon, how can you make this judgment? How can you judge that there's no judgment based upon the moral realities of the world that we live in? This is a very interesting argument to prove the date of judgment and that is, this world does not have justice. There must be a place where there's infinite justice, and the one who does good or the one who does evil shall taste the reward or the punishment for what they have done. argument number six, that Allah subhana wa tada uses genre number six again, remember, each one of these you will find many verses underneath. Genre number six, is an argument that goes back to the Divine Wisdom of
Allah subhana wa Taala that if there were no judgment date, and there were no heaven and hell, then life would become what?
meaningless very good. Life would have no meaning.
And allies though it just says in the Quran. efa hirsutum. Anima holla Kanako
wonder como Elena La Torre de una qiyamah is linked with the concept of abbath. Once again, there is a direct causal linkage for huseby tomb and never Hanako Mahabharata. Did you think we created you as a joke? As a just to waste our time? Did you think your whole existence wasn't for a higher reason? If I saved one and you and you were not going to return unto us, notice how Allah links belief in judgment with his wisdom. If Allah is all wise, there must be a judgment as simple as that. If Allah azza wa jal has hikma, and obviously he has hikma because of the creation around us, the creation around us, necessitates Allah is Eileen and Habib and Hakeem that Allah azza wa jal is
perfectly wise, the one who is perfectly wise, does not do things foolishly, does not waste time and energy in something useless. And so Allah azza wa jal is saying, we would not do something in vain. And again, there's a number of verses in this regard. The seventh genre of verses, the seventh genre of verses is specific stories. Now, these stories we have to believe in so this is it goes back to point number one that we simply have to believe in Allah subhana wa tada in this regard, that a number of people challenged a law or asked a law for proof to show them how resurrection occurs. And Allah subhana wa tada demonstrated, and then Allah tells us in the Quran, about their stories now,
this is something that we simply have to believe in. But again, for those people who witnessed it, it was a miracle for them. For us. It is a miracle we believe in and we didn't witness it. Can somebody give me one of these stories in the Quran? What's the most obvious one?
Okay, which suitor is it in Surah Baqarah Surah Baqarah Surah Baqarah that Allah subhanho wa Taala says ocula the Morocco region. We're here how we are to another urrutia color, what did he say?
And he has he la vida Moti. Ha
How can Allah bring this entire city back to life after it is completely destroyed? So what did Allah do? For amortizable la who meet a time in thermadata Allah caused him to die meaning sleep because sleep is the brother of death remember a normal Hallmark IDs are the process of them for Emirates allow me to Amman film abathur then Allah woke him up and caused him to to wake up from that right color come live with color label film, whatever. The point is, the story is well known, but a lot as the origin is demonstrating that he can resurrect the dead He resurrected the donkey in front of him. This is one story another story. So to have which one
the people of Cape did not die.
Ibrahim and the birds ebrahimian the birds which surah is that in?
Also Bukhara also baccara right?
What did Ibrahim say? Or the irony kafer to heal Mota Ibrahim is saying himself Oh Allah, show me how do you resurrect the dead? And Allah says what took me Don't you believe Allah Bella wanna kill the ultimate inocle be I believe Allah. But I just want to make my Eman at ease my heart at ease. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said howdy it is in Bahati now know how Kobe Shaq came in Ibrahim. We have more right? To have skepticism than Ibrahim. skepticism here does not mean we doubt skepticism here means that how will Allah do it a wondrous skepticism not a doubtful skepticism, right? There's a wondrous How is it possible versus you cannot do it? There's a two different types
of so Ibrahim had the first type. I want to see how you do it. I believe I just want to see and it will make my heart firm. So a lot of xojo told the middle the story, cut up the birds put them on the different things and then automatic call them to Yes. Tina casaya they will come to racing back to you. So this is a second story resurrection from the dead. A third story. What else are you Subramaniam and the resurrection of in the Christian scriptures called Lazarus in front of everybody's eyes. Okay, a fourth story Moosa and the one who was murdered and the slaughtering of the cat, the cow, right the heifer, many stories of this nature where people are resurrected from
the actual dead, and other people see this. So this is something that for us we believe in. But for those who saw it, it is an actual physical demonstration of this reality. And the famous manifester of the Quran. Shashank clearly, in his other lbn, his famous theses that he wrote, he has a beautiful summary of all of this in the Tafseer of the suta Bukhara Yeah, you will not score Buddha Robach, una de la comunidad?
on that Shanti t says and I'll just summarize this whole page in half here, that in these verses, Allah Subhana, WA tada mentions three primary evidences of the resurrection of the dead. Number one, the fact that he created mankind, four, he says, or Buddha Raja qumola, the halacha comala dilemma publikum worship your Lord who created you and those before you, and that is because the creation of man and the creation of the mankind basically is the greatest miracle and the greatest sign that he can create them all over again. For example, well who already have the or call customer you really do? Who were who are quoted this verse, And for example, come on, now. Oh, what a hurricane? No,
this is spirit.
Spirit and MBA Comm. Come on, how can you do as we created you the first time we shall repeat it? And the verse in the Quran faceva coluna manual. Una they asked who will bring us back to life couldn't let the fatorda como Wada Mara say the one who created you the first time and the verse in the Quran? Holy he held there the one Amara say the one who brought it the first time we'll bring you back and the verse in the Quran, f II bill Hello kill a well Balham Philip Seaman. How can God do you think that we were incapable of doing it the first time such that we cannot do it for the second time. And the version of a low notice this completely just from his brain just because his
otherwise banana was from his daddy which is dictated his students would write down and the
In the Quran, yeah, you and NASA in quantum theory limited by defining the horizon according to rob, and he goes on and on. Then he says, the second evidence is the creation of the heavens and earth, which is mentioned in this surah Allah de Jara coming out of a fellowship was semi abena. So Allah says, the one who made this earth, a platform, and the heavens a sky, and then he brings like 10 verses about this. And then he mentioned the third one, which is the lifecycle of the water. And it goes all of these are evidences that Allah is reasoning with people that he will have a judgment day God. So these are seven categories I mentioned. We now move on to the final topic for today. What
are some of the main benefits for believing in gamma? What happens when we believe in the gamma?
There is simply no way to fully express the psychological and the spiritual and the Imani benefits of believing in Koyama the impact on one's psyche, the impact on shaping one's paradigm of life, it cannot be expressed in words, but I'll try to summarize a few points. Firstly, belief in a kiama provides a sense of morality, of self discipline, it gives us a moral compass that is otherwise impossible to achieve. When we believe in karma, we act in an ethical manner, honestly, avoiding sins, avoiding corruption, acting in a manner that is dignified, not taking advantage of an opportunity that we can commit a sin in. And of course, this has manifested in the level of your
son, we we worship a lot as though we see him even if we do not see him, he sees us when we believe in karma, it helps minimize our infractions, our evil deeds, in fact, it makes us live ethical lives, even in our private lives. And there is nothing to substitute that level of in Arabic, we call it Morocco, monitoring ourselves, knowing that there is a piano number to belief in piano, what else does it do?
It motivates us to live.
It motivates us to accomplish something. It motivates us to have a purpose in life, a meaning in life, when you don't believe in a kiama. When you don't believe in God, life becomes meaningless, really, life pick, I mean, what's the purpose of living? What is the whole goal? And of course, one of the first philosophers to point out this contradiction, who himself they say was an atheist was Nietzsche, the famous German philosopher who went to mad at the end of his life, the famous philosopher who was one of the first to publicly proclaim he was an atheist, by the way, atheism is a very, very modern phenomenon in the history of mankind. You will not find atheists up until 200
years ago was a very recent phenomenon as we understand it, and even 200 years ago, it was just a handful of people, only the last century and especially the last half century, is when atheism has spread like wildfire. That's another interesting topic, the first famous philosopher really to come out and just deny God outright is Nietzsche, in his famous passage, the infamous patches are the will at the death of God, and we have killed God and whatnot. But even in that passage, even in that passage, when you read it in the enlightened science, he actually mentions in there, the parable of the group of people who it's a it's a parable, that's a metaphor, that they believe they have killed
God. Nietzsche says that, do you not realize that in killing God, you have killed yourselves? This is what Nietzsche himself writes. Like you think you've meaning you kill the idea of God mean, there's no God left you there's ideas gone. When you extinguish the idea of God, nature is saying, you have extinguished your own existence, life becomes meaningless. And then he writes in his philosophical way, now up is down and down is up. Dark is light, light is dark, meaning everything is gone. There's nothing to anchor you to anything, morality is gone, which we see right now. Right, which was hobbies and and well known to be wrong yesterday, is now embraced as being pure and
whatnot. Everything has gone up for grabs. Once you remove God from the picture, not only morality, your existence and I have to say this, and it's a bit sensitive to say, but try to be gentle here.
We are witnessing the rise of a wave of mental disorders and depression, the likes of which have never ever occurred in human history.
Even even when I was growing up, teenagers did not undergo depression at the rates we're seeing now, young men and women who have their whole lives ahead of them. And now if you look at it, every psychiatry journalist talking about it, the rise of meaningless in life, young men and women have to go to a psychiatrist to a shrink to a therapist, take medication. Not that I'm saying it's wrong, necessarily. But we have to ask ourselves, here's the blunt question, why? Why is there this influx of suicides a very sensitive topic, and May Allah protect all of us, but we're never in human history, have young men and women been committing suicide at the rates we see in this generation,
and the way things are heading it will get worse.
It's gonna get worse. But why? Why is the rates of depression Why?
To us, it is self evident. When you remove God, and you remove religion, and you remove an era, life becomes meaningless. pointless, what's the point of living, when you're just gonna have to face one struggle and one pain and one rejection and one love this? And what's the point, when in the end, you're just going to be extinguished? Anyway, you might as well just extinguish yourself now and save yourself the hassle of all that's going to happen. And so when you believe in karma,
believe it or not, it makes you alive inside makes your life worthwhile and meaningful. That's the second point. The third point linked to the second one, not only does it make your life worthwhile, it gives you a sense of optimism in that the future will be better than the past. And this is explicit in the second or third revelation. Well, here are two highroller, communal oola it's explicit in the Quran, whatever happens in this dunya, you have something to look forward to, you know, this is human nature, like if you're having a tough year, but you know, that, let's say in the corporation in the corporate year, and it's a tough year, but you know, there's a raise coming in
December, you know, you're gonna get your nice fat check in December. You're like, Okay, you know what, I'll just work until December, I'll get my, my rewards, it gives you encouragement, right? It gives you optimism that whatever is happening in the corporate politics, I have something to look forward to. Allah is saying, don't worry about this dunya when a hero to highroller, communal oola life is indeed very difficult. Let's be honest here. It can be very depressing. There's a lot of things that happen that really affects us. But the future is brighter for the believer. And when the believer believes in karma, it gives a sense of peace, that you know what, the Euro will be better
for me. So it makes a person optimistic. And this is what our Prophet system said, I genuinely am really mean for in the umbra. Who Kula who hire wondrous are the affairs of the believer, for no matter what happens to the believer, the believer is a winner. How would the believer be a winner because he believes in and
if there was no our hero, this life truly, truly can be interpreted to be a losing battle all the time. Point number four. And this goes back to one of the ways that Allah proves piano point number four, a sense of justice and reckoning.
All of us, without exception, have been harmed in this dunya. injustice has occurred to us whether is at a small level, somebody says something nasty about you. Somebody, the police pulls you over for no reason gives you a ticket. Okay?
The TSA pulls you over random profiling. Okay. And it's happened? Well, like sometimes you just like, you just want to curse this person. Like, I'm tired of a headache. I came 30 hour journey, and out of this whole line, oh, you have been randomly selected for hours in there. You know, it's happened to me a number of times, your heart is just giving curses that this person right? There is no sense of justice, this TSA guard is going to get promoted by the end of the year, maybe what's going to happen? This is a minor thing. Well, a minor thing. How about those whose
families are being harmed by the tyrants? How about those who are being tortured in the jails of the law? The mean? How about those that have been incarcerated for No, no reason, except for speaking the truth. Those that are speaking truth to power, and they have been put into jail. Their families may be even harmed? Or worse. How about the dictators that seem to have gotten away with killing a million people? How about the weaker brothers and sisters whose organs are being harvested as we speak, and the government seems to be getting more and more powerful
We can go on and on. what hope do you give those people when there seems to be no hope? What is the sense of justice, that anger that legitimately will come when you see your loved one harmed or you harmed?
belief in judgment day, it won't take the anger away, but at least you won't go crazy.
At least it will not cause you to go irrational. You will realize we'll see you on Judgement Day. And this is explicit in the Quran.
For say Allah, Allah, Allah, Mo, Mo, Colombian, Caliban, workholding Guru, just wait in them until they don't we too are waiting. Just wait until judgment that day at the lobby, I'm gonna do this. Again. So many verses in the Quran, where the early Muslims were being tortured, or explicitly told by Allah, just be patient, you will see on Judgement Day what I do to them. So anyone who is suffering an injustice, even at a small level, or at a large level, Allah tells them Be patient, you will see with your own eyes, what will happen when on Judgement Day. So the fourth point is a sense of justice. And of course, this is many times in the Koran that Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions
whether to aluna Naomi, even sorry. So I walk into my studio and stop them, they're going to be asked about what they have done. And again, many verses of this nature this point number four, number five,
of the benefits of believing in judgment day, is a sense of accountability checks and balances. You see, in any corporation. There's always checks and balance or there should be if there isn't the corporation goes haywire.
In any corporation, there's a sense of checks and balances,
who is going to instill in us and accountability of our own deeds, especially when society wise we might get away with it, especially when we have the opportunity to do something and we might not get caught unethical, how long think we might not get caught. Belief in judgment day makes us have checks and balances within ourselves. And this is again explicit had Ethan was to the Mohammed very interesting Hadith Sahabi
mentions that once I so in the days of Jamelia in the days of jelly,
you know, when you brand an animal, you know, when you brand an animal to tell that it's your own right? branding is a necessary evil in those days that you would brand so that the animal is not stolen. But in the days before Islam, branding was done in a harem manner. How would they do that? By cutting off the ears and making a very unique pattern or with without with evidence, like mutilating and so the process of them forbade that mutilation. Is that clear? Okay, just how long obviously it is now 100 it as far as I know, it's not done in most cultures. As far as I know. The Sahaba narrates I was cutting off the ear of my camel like we did in the desert. jaleo. Right. I was
disgusting. But he was doing it, he fell into that. And I heard someone behind me say. So he's holding on to the ear, he has a knife. And he's always a bit like stabbing and doing whatnot. I heard somebody behind me say, Oh, so and so. Know that the forearm have a lot of meaning, like it's his expression is going to be stronger than your forearm. And the blade of Allah will be sharper than your blade.
I turned around who could say this to me, and it was the Prophet sallallahu. And he was
what is the process of instilling in this man, you're going to get away in this dunya
nobody's going to punish you for mutilating your own animal.
But he said, Allah's power will be stronger than your power. And the laws punishment is more effective than your punishment. This is the heady. What is he doing? He's linking that morality that he said was ever putting it in the man's heart that you have to answer to Allah subhana wa Taala on Judgement Day. And of course, we also know the profitsystem said the famous Hadith a person's feet will not move on judgment day until he has an answer for five things and then he mentioned the exam is there, his money where he got it from what he spent it on his time his health as well. All of it is there. What happens when this hadith is put in mind it terrifies us as it should. Where am I
earning my money from? What will I answer Allah subhana wa Tada, what am I spending my money on? What am I doing my time with my youth with what did I do with that? All of these questions? This is my
has ever so this is point number five. Point number six of the benefits of believing in a judgement date is that it is a manifestation of a loss. hikma again goes back to the evidences as well, that we believe Allah is all wise. And when we believe in a judgment date, it affirms that Allah subhana wa tada is indeed, all wise. Point number seven, and we're done. inshallah, I know I have to finish up seven and eight point number seven
of the benefits of believing in karma. And this is explicit in the Koran as well is that it allows us to get rid of feelings of jealousy for those who had more than us in this dunya.
If you look at our modern Western culture, it is based on desiring what everybody else has keeping up with the Joneses. The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous look at the magazine covers, look at the TV shows, it's all about the creme de la creme, and even they are bankrupt. But that's besides the point morally and intellectually, but that's beside the point. People are taught you should be like them, and will lie It's so difficult sometimes to not desire to be like everybody else. Why can't I have what they have? And Allah says in the Quran, well, Adam would then aka Isla Medina be here as well as your minimum Zara. Tell her to do what it is Cora Baker hirundo. Notice how explicitly Allah
links the love of this world says get out of it. And then Allah says, I have something better in the pocket of Allah in multiple verses tells us Don't worry about this dunya well back here to soil I had to hire an interrupt because our urban Don't worry about the hotel had to do nearly enough to home fee when it is crap because, again, another verse, the beauty of this dunya Allah says Don't worry about it. What Allah azza wa jal has, in the comeon Fudd Omar in the law, he back whatever you have, it will go away. Whatever a law has, will never go away. So of the wisdoms of believing in piano,
this dunya becomes not that important to us. If we truly love the earth era, then we're looking at a bigger goal than the dunya. If we don't have the after this dunya becomes the ultimate goal. And the final aspect I will mention and again this is a partial list reality is as I said, we cannot put in words, what the impact of belief in the alpha does. The final point I will mention,
belief in the alpha helps us in believing in other aspects of animal's life because our Eman much of it is something that we cannot feel we cannot touch we cannot see. And that's why Allah praises throughout the Quran. Allah Vina human Luna will hype. You have to believe in the hype to believe in Allah subhana wa Tada. And what we believe in the gamma.
Gamma is something Yes, Allah proves it in a manner. Yet there is an element of faith obviously, we have to just take that leap of faith, Allah azza wa jal knows and we believe in Allah. So when we believe in the gamma, we are believing in animal ape and when we believe in animal ape our Eman in Allah subhana wa tada is also made firm and Allah subhana wa tada mentions as well of the wisdoms of the kiama
is to prove to the believers that allows promises true and to prove to the Kaffir that they were wrong in denying Allah's promise.
All we are away than a member I said Mr. Kadena
one of the believers are resurrected this of the wisdoms of living in judgment day. They're going to feel a happiness, a happiness. Look, I told you Didn't I tell you here it is. hazama Wagga Rahmani Masada Fillmore Salone. So when you believe in Korea in this world, it will make you optimistic insha Allah when you see in the next world, and those who reject the Yama in this world, it will be the beginning of the punishment when they see that they ama they will feel a sense of despair, why didn't we believe and this is of the wisdoms as well to believe in karma inshallah tada with this we will pause for our first session because it's gone long. Let's leave the q&a till next week. Next
week inshallah we'll begin talking about the over 20 names that Allah subhana wa tada has mentioned for the Day of Judgment, and inshallah We'll see you then Chuck Mullah head on set on medic monumental law. He will catch