Channel: Yasmin Mogahed
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I'm very happy that the topic is what it is. But I think that it's one of the most important topics that we need to consistently remember. And it's a topic which is oftentimes overlooked, especially the importance of this topic. Remember me, I will remember you. This title comes from a statement in which he lost the final diagnosis to us as Clooney as
a way of saying, remember me, and I will remember you. Now there's a lot of reasons to remember it was final data, and I'm going to proceed to talk about those reasons. I'm going to talk about the power of the kid. And why it is that we should incorporate VIP kid in our lives very, very seriously. However, of all the reasons to remember a loss of data, I think that the most important and most powerful reason is found within this title.
And that is this a lot you see that you remember him? He will remember you? I want you guys to reflect about that for a second. Can you imagine? Not even, you know, think about a king. Think about a queen. Think about presidents, right? Not Not Not even a law right now just a king a tweet or a president.
Imagine that person, that famous person, that powerful individual coming up and giving an address, right speaking to the nation. And in their speech, they mentioned you in their speech, they say they give you a shout out, right? They give you the remember you by name. Oh, and by the way, I want to give a special, you know, a reference or Thank you or remembrance to so and so. Can you match without feel like that a famous person, especially a person of power? Yeah, is remembering you. And not just remembering you but mentioning you. In a public gathering. Okay, everyone understand? How would that feel if the king is mentioned to you in a public gathering, and not just a gathering but
a gathering of officials, okay, officials, and powerful officials. And this came, or this queen is mentioning you how you feel?
Right? Now wants to tell you something about Allah Subhana. Allah says that if we remember him,
he remembers us. And not only does he remember us, we're told that when we mentioned a lot in a gathering, what are we doing right now? We're in a gathering and remembering a lot. Yeah. Do you know that unless you remember a lot in a gathering, when you mention him in a gallery, he will mention you in a greater gathering.
You know, the gathering of alliances, not just officials. It's not just officials. It's not just politicians, or people who have some worldly power. His gathering is a gathering of angels, to alive telling us that when we mentioned him in our gathering, he mentions us in his gathering, and that's the gathering of angels. We're told that when people come together, and remember also
the angel symbolism. So we're told that the angels come and sit with that gathering, who remembers the last apologia and not interfaces, but they fill the area between the heavens and the earth.
And then those people are then mentioned to Allah. Allahu Allah knows that they are remembering you. They are asking you for this, they are seeking your forgiveness. And it's so powerful to remember a lot that we're told that there was so and so person who was a sinner,
who was a sinner, we all are sinners, this person was a sinner. And he came and just joined that gap because he was like, just passing through. And unless it says that that person is also forgiven, just because the people who sit in such a gathering will not suffer. Just understand the power of vision. This is this is the kid on a gap insurance of a gathering. Yeah.
Now, I want to talk now about our individual digit, as
Well, and why it is so powerful and so essential to our survival? If I asked you this question, what do you need to stay alive? What is absolutely the bare minimum requirement for you to continue to stay alive? What would you say?
It wouldn't take a doctor to know the answer. what's the what's the answer? Air oxygen, everyone agreed? See, you might say food, but when you fast, you can go 16 hours without food and you don't die, people can go even more, and they will die. Yes, you will start to become weak first, but you don't die immediately as soon as you go without food. However, if you go five minutes without oxygen, or 10 minutes without oxygen, that's it. Oxygen is absolutely essential for your survival just for you to stay alive. I want you to realize that the kit, your remembrance of Allah is just like oxygen, it is not something you can go without and survive.
And a person who does not remember a love
may look like it's still alive.
But in fact, they are dead. And internally, they are dead. And that's the real kind of deaths. See, there is physical death, and there is spiritual death. Okay? physical death is what? That the heart stops beating, a person stops breathing, the body is dead. But as we know, physical death is not actual complete death, is it? Because the soul continues, right? So even when the body dies, the soul does not the soul moves on to another realm. And we know that that realm that the soul goes is called above us. And that's the grade and the time in between this world and the next, everybody follow? So it's only the body that's dying, right? The soul does not die, the soul moves on. Okay.
So the real death, the real data is not the death of the body. The real death is the death of the heart when it does not remember a lot. And the Prophet told us that the difference between the one who remembers a lot, and the one who does not remember a lot, is like the difference between the living and the dead. It is absolutely our oxygen, without the remembrance of Allah, you are dead inside, even if your body looks like it's alive, but inside were dead. And this is because you deprived the hearts and the soul of its oxygen.
So the kit itself is keeping us alive.
Now, what is the most essential form of vision? What is the most essential form of vision that you're going to be asked about first on the Day of Judgment.
So all the prophets I sent him says that the first thing every person is asked about the Day of Judgment is the salon. And if that salon is in order, then that person will have succeeded. And if it is not, then that person will have failed is very clear that we cannot be successful in this life without the soul. If a person salon is not in order, that person will fail. And there is no two ways about it. That's absolutely a reality. A person needs their salon, to be able to continue to go through this journey and be successful. So anyone who tries to tell you that this is the way to get to a law, and it does not involve the salon, then they're not telling you the truth. Any kind of
fancy spirituality, any kind of fancy chef, all these kinds of things, if they don't involve the salon is is not grounded and solid without salon is actually all false. Because the slides are oxygen. It's like someone coming to you and say, Hey, I'm going to train you, right? a personal trainer comes and says, Hey, I'm gonna train you, but you're not even breathing. You're not even getting oxygen, how someone gonna train you if you don't even have oxygen. Make sense? First you have to be oxygenated. And then you can talk about training, right? So the bare absolute minimum of our life internally is the salop and the remembrance of Allah through the soul. Now, before I go on
and talk about the other practices of bigot,
I want to tell you about a story that emphasizes the importance of the of the kid in general the remembrance of the
And it is suitable when Allah Subhana.
Allah tells us in an extended section about the story of moose it is that and we know we learned from this story from this section, the history of Moose Is that what happened to me as a child, but it begins with the very first introduction of Allah.
When Allah is introducing themselves to Moosa, I said, and speaking to him for the first time, what does Allah say during this conversation? When
he suicides then he introduces himself, as I know, he's introducing himself to take off your shoes, and tells him where he is. And then after that, Alyssa Coronavirus, says it name and a love letter in that
book. Nice. What's up is Fallout three, who was staying at the very beginning? intro. This is the intro. You don't listen. And we're kind of like, the first thing we say to them. What's the intro that we say to them? Typically, it's like, you have to change your name, stop celebrating Valentine's Day. And here's a cadet put it up, right? We completely skip over the essentials. And we go to these other things first, because we've lost this concept of priorities, right? We've lost the concept of priorities. But
what is he saying first to silence that he is saying he's introducing himself as a law in
in many analog, that you have to do that. And that there is nothing worthy of worship, but me is so hate from the very beginning, this is our foundation, there is nothing worthy of worship of Allah. Now, this is a very deep concept, because often we don't fully understand the idea of the idea of what is left in love. He wasn't even the word he left me. And sometimes we think it's just like a stone. I know that.
Many of us, many of us fall into this trap, where I say that a lot with my tongue.
But I take other things, and I make them into any that. What do I mean by that? I mean, we take money as an event. And we don't even realize it. We take people as an event. We take status as we take power as an event control. Sometimes we take what other people think, as an event. What do I mean by that? Obviously, we're not praying to money. We don't make a statue out of dollar bills, and then pray to it. But what does it mean to take something as a data, it means that it's the most important thing to me. That's it. Nothing is more important than that. So if I take money, and it's the most important thing, to me, that's the kind of worship, that means I'm taking money as a
leader. This is why it says in the upper end, that there are a people who take their hella as their Hello. What's however, however, is my own desire, my own inclination, my own thinking, you know, when you tell someone about it, and they say, Oh, that makes sense to me. Yeah. Or you tell them a bit more the existence of the words of the law. And they say, but I think this, yeah, but I don't agree, you understand? What's happening here is that you're taking your own opinions, their own inclination, their own desires, and putting it above what Allah is saying, that's worshiping your desires that's not worshipping Allah. That's not that he that has a mode law. You understand that?
There's no other Illa except God, Allah, and Allah is just the Arabic word for God. in any language, a lot is God, God of all peoples, not just the Muslim God. It's not just the God of all people, all times the supreme one, Lord, there's nothing worthy of worship by him. So here when I was talking to him, the first thing he said to him is that is that I am a lot and there's nothing worthy of worship, but me so his foundation and what comes next? What comes next, after realizing that I am the only thing that was the only thing worthy of worship sabew's me, so worship me a better and what comes with that? What octave is solid
Cree and establish, see the word often. It doesn't just mean see a lot doesn't just say pray.
Just say pray. A lot uses a word before pray, which is often and often means to establish something. In Arabic language, it's like the same word you say to stand. Right? It stands to be for a lot to establish yourself because when you stand up, you're establishing yourself standing up, or let's say established the law. The reason for my remembrance. So what is not just supposed to be done? See, symbolizes hold us pray. If it was just about praying, then maybe it could be done once in a while and left some of the time. Yeah, or when I when it's when it's when it's convenient. I pray when it's not convenient. And I'm at an airport. I don't know. when when when it's when it's everyone
else is praying, I get up and pray for when it's embarrassing, or no one else is doing it. I don't when I'm happy I pray when I'm sad. I don't you get it. That's not your calling this follow up. That's not establishing the law. That's training whenever I feel like it. Right? That's that's just being moody about it.
establishment of salon means that it is something firm that no matter what, no matter whether it's convenient, or it's not convenient, no matter whether you've gotten enough sleep or you have it. Yeah, no matter whether you're in public or you're in private, no matter whether you're sad, or you're happy, rich or you're poor, you're got what you wanted, or you do, it's an establishment of the salon, that spa is a non negotiable is not something that you do sometimes and you leave sometimes. Now establishment of star also is it means in terms of a societal level, in politics for also means that you need to make institutions like messages where the law is established. So this
is not just pray, but establishment of saw. So the first thing right in this intro, that Allah Think about this, you're talking to a love for the first time, whatever Allah says at the beginning, that's the most important that's your foundation. And this is the introduction. A lot is establishing no feet and he is establishing the salon. Why Lizzie wealthiness salata living, establish salon, for my remembrance, a lot of showing us and showing them the importance of the importance of the remembrance of the law and the establishment of the law. Now, after this, a law has a long conversation with both sides to them. All right. What's interesting is that after this
conversation, so so it begins in this way, with a law emphasizing
the establishment of the law and the importance of the good and obviously though hate but watch, what happens is that after that
I was making a law asking about the kind of data among other things I'll be shocking somebody way acidity on the walk that often in the setting of Oh colleague, he's been given a very heavy mission, he has to go and speak to Pharaoh. Do you guys know the pharaohs? fairies to kill babies as a policy? Pharaoh used to cut off people's limbs and crucify them thoroughly to stand up and say no, boohooman Allah, I have your Lord Most High. Pharaoh is is the worst human beings walk the earth basically. Okay. That's what he has to approach. That's a heavy mission, isn't it? So we asked a lot for help.
We're still watching
expand my chest, we're still easy for me. Why
don't you take the knot out of my tongue that they may understand my speech.
Now, he also asked a lot to give him his brother as a support. He asked for the support.
Now in that job, what does he say?
He says, Give he's asking for the support.
And then he says Why? cane sub bit? Luca? kathira. Luca kathira. Why so that we can exalt you a lot and remember you a lot. That's the reason you say that this is the goal. This is the goal is saying give me the support in order that we may exalts robots and remember you a lot
Notice that when he talks about digit in the end, although it doesn't just tell us number it
allows us to establish salon economists for not just for Okay, when you remember him, when he talks about became a legend just tell us to remember him. He says remember him a lot. He says remember him a lot when he describes the believers, he says Guess who
adds a lot. So Allah is telling us that digit is not just something that you do a little bit, or once in a while, but the kid must be done a lot. It's like a doctor who says, breathe once in a while.
Yeah, obviously, that's not gonna work out. Right? You can't breathe once in a while. You have to breathe a lot.
In fact, we feed everyone, how many seconds? How many breaths can be taken a minute, you understand. So the point is that breathing needs to be done a lot. And we understand that. It's the same thing with vision, because it is our oxygen. So a lot tells us don't just do it, do it a lot. It has to be a lot. One thing I recognize about myself, is that you know, growing up, if you're sunlight practicing, you need to pray, how did you pray?
I noticed that when that's all you do, if you're only praying, that's it. But at least you're staying alive, bare minimum. But one thing I noticed is that when you only pray, and don't remember a lot outside of that, you don't do your scar, you don't really
what happens is you become like a person who's Okay, they're still alive. But the oxygen level in their blood is very low, they are still their heart is still beating, they're still you don't have a pulse. But you know, you go to a doctor and they can test your oxygen level right in your blood, there's different percentages, and their oxygen level is low, it's not 100, it's not 98
is somewhere low enough to stay alive, but not high enough to be strong, not high enough to be, you know, to have that that light that energy makes sense. This is what happens when you have the bare minimum but not enough.
Because at the end of the day is meant to be a lot. It is meant to be a lot. And that's just like oxygen is meant to be a lot because that's how you stay alive and healthy. Okay. Now one thing you'll notice is that after this conversation or into this conversation with masayoshi son, what does Allah say to him at the end or towards the end of a conversation? He says, And his answer was
10 year physically, he's telling him go with your brother, so he got his dog he got he gave him his brother as a support. So go with your brother with my sons. And then this is the part I want to emphasize what that 10 year fee victory. Look at what Allah is saying. Allah began by saying, establish this law for my remembrance, and then a lot and I would say do not become weak in my remembrance. Whenever the victory means means do not slacking in my ticket, do not slap in my ticket. Do not become weak in my vision. See, he's not just telling him Don't forget me.
Forget about a lot. You know, you have a conversation with God. Do not forget about it. Yeah. But he's not saying just don't forget about saying do not become weak or slacking in my remembrance. Here's the thing, guys, we have a lot of work to do. We have a lot that we have to do. If you think about an Olympic athlete, an elite athlete has a lot of of activity to do, right. They have a lot that they have to overcome. And there's a lot that they have, they have to perform at a very high level. It is even more important for an athlete to get good oxygen, right?
See, one thing you find is like athletes, they you know, they when you're playing or when you're working out what's happening to your breathing
increases you know when you run what happens to breathing
right What does that that's because
Breathing more, you're actually taking in more breaths per minute. Why? Because you need more oxygen to be able to, to perform at that level, because you're exerting a lot. Does that make sense?
And it's the same thing in our life.
The more that a person has a terms of their their performance that they have, they want to be closer to a law, they have more to do see the most were the prophets, the prophets peace be upon them, because they had such a heavy job. They will be the app, they were the Olympic athletes, you know. And so they had to get more oxygen. When the profit center was given his message, what is the first thing to do? In the beginning of the revelation, towards the very beginning of the revelation, you have resentment, and that is what it's all about telling
the prophets I send up. He's telling him to stand and pray at night,
to stand and pray at night. Why? In that
formula, because you got a lot to do in the day, you understand. So the time at night, he is being told to pray at night. Why? Because that's his oxygen. That's his fuel to be able to do what he needs to do. And it was a lot that he needed to do was a heavy mission, it was heavy work. He is, you know that the gold medal is right. And so we have to have that training. And that oxygen at night through vision through increased remembrance of Allah nomina telling you guys this, we may not be gold medalists, but every single one of us have a lot of work. And I'm going to tell you why.
Even if we're not, we're not, obviously, we're not messengers, we're not dads either, either, even if we're not going out and teaching people where not to. But I'll tell you what every single person is doing. Every single person is in a constant battle that they don't actually see, you and I will matter who we are, no matter what job we have, no matter what position we're in, we are in a constant battle. We are on a battlefield every single minute
against all the unseen forces that want to take
their stance. And then this is something alone warns us in number. And again and again and again.
That shikon is an enemy to us. shaitan is an open enemy. So take him as an enemy, or was warning us don't think that you're ever just chill. You're just sitting. You're not. You're always in a battle. And it's an unseen battle. It's an unseen battle. I'm not even talking about the scene battle. Yeah, there's, there's a whole other battle that we that we fight that we see, you know, the the issues with the people Islamophobia, or the issues, we deal with other people, relationship issues, financially, I'm not even talking about the seed battle. I'm talking just right now about the unseen battle, that even if you're y'all are just doing wonderful. Yeah, and there are no problems, which
is impossible. But even if there were no problems in your scene, in your, in your, in the scene world, you still have this battle that's happening in the unseen and it's constant, it's constant. So you need you need to be fueling yourself and you need to be protecting yourself or else you do get you will get overtaken, you will get you will get knocked down, you will get destroyed. So if a person just thinks, Oh, no, I'm, I'm finding that kind of put it on autopilot. And they're not. It's like, when when does an enemy take over? What is an enemy, you know, when is when you you kind of like stop being on your guard. Right? When you stop being on your guard, that's when the enemy can
win. This is part of our guard. To to, to be able to handle this, this constant battle that we're in this constant battle. So now all two sides said, what a penny of the victory, because you know what? Allison has a really, really hard job. And there's no way that he could or anyone can handle this type of job without the remembrance of a lot. And a lot of it that's why we say do not become leak in it. Do not slack in it. It's actually not enough just to
Number A lot of little, it's not enough. It's like just breathe a little. You can't, you have to breathe a lot. And so it has to be something that is established within your day and within your life in a very intense and consistent way. Or you will see the consequences. And it's not, it's not like we're doing love fever, guys. We're not doing a love failure by remembering him, you realize that, that's like saying that you're doing the doctor a favor by breathing.
You don't affect the doctor, whether you breathe, or you choose not to breed, right? Who do you affect if you choose not to breed?
yourself. And that's it, you got it. So our vision is for us. Our vision is for me, it's keeping me alive. It's not doing a lot of favorites, not making a lot of rich because he was the most rich, he doesn't actually need any of us to remember him, or anything from us. He is rich. What Allah is doing is he's showing us he's teaching us how to take care of ourselves how to stay alive, and then not just stay alive, but be very strong. So here's how you have to think about it. With your body, you need oxygen just to maintain life. Yeah.
But then to be stronger, you need more oxygen, and then walking, imagine someone's breathing and everything's fine. But they're not eating much. They're not getting enough food. What's gonna happen to that person's abilities? Gonna be weaker? Yes, they're gonna be alive. But given to be weaker, they need more food to be stronger. Now imagine you're getting enough food, but it's junk food is like really unhealthy. Okay, they may still be able to function, but not at the same level as someone who's eating organic, right, and taking their vitamins and minerals and never takes any preservatives and all this Yeah. What's happening is the spiritually insane, same thing, that the
more we take care of ourselves spiritually, the healthier, we're going to be spiritually. And then when we're healthier spiritually, then it shows up in our life. It shows up in how we act, it shows up in our relationship, it shows up in everything that we do, because the prophets have said enough in just that he was, indeed in the body, there's a lump of flesh, he was so hot.
Is that right? The entire body said, right? When I first heard that, and if it is corrupted,
the coup era were here. And if it is corrupted, the entire body is corrupted India's the heart, when we take care of the heart, through the digital diet, then we will be able to be healthier, we will be able to be those you know those athletes that perform at a very high level. Now,
I want to go on and just give you some of the benefits of the decade, and then tell you some of the dangers of leaving. But before I do that, let me give you a break. Because we've been talking for a long time, we thought it was such a lovely level in
some kind of
As some of you might have seen,
are exciting days. I've just launched my new book. And actually, Malaysia is one of the first to actually to have a chance to get the book. It's it's not available online. In fact, it's not available anywhere yet, except I do have some copies limited copies here.
It's called love and happiness. And I just wanted to read the introduction to sort of it It explains a bit about what the book is about, and why I wrote it. Okay. Everyone ready? All right.
All parts, and they break sometimes.
Like many of you, my journey hasn't always been easy. Pain is very real. And so as loss, sometimes it's hard not to let the weight of what we do.
Carry, or the memory of what we've lost takeover. Many of us know the reality of struggle. And so many people suffer in silence. It's hard. It's hard not to give up when we face the repeated disappointments of life.
Like some of you, I know, loneliness, I've known defeat.
I fall in many times, chasing garages and broken many bones, making castles in life's fading sounds. Sometimes all it took was one solid wave to destroy what I had spent years building.
So I decided to give it a voice, all of it, the tears, the pain, and the lessons, the things that I saw and learned and gained along my life path needed a voice. I wanted to give back in hopes of helping myself and others survive. Well, then it wasn't just about surviving. I didn't just want people to survive inside their stores. I wanted people to thrive inside their stores.
And so I wrote, as I walked through my own,
the words found in this book became my voice and my letter to the world. It became my deepest attempt to not just pick myself up, but others along the way. I wrote, because just as we will fall in life, so will we rise.
That's the thing about this world. It never gives us only one kind of path. There is pain, yes, and loss and even darkness. But there is also light, there is hope. There is beauty. And there is also love and happiness.
rather shocked if somebody were still the only one.
In these next few minutes, I want to talk about some more specific ways in which we are given to remember a loss of data. I want to leave you with a prescription. And this is a prescription which I guarantee will change your life. And you don't have to take my word for it. Just try it.
Before I give you that prescription, I want to tell you what happens when we turn away from the remembrance of Allah. Allah Subhana Allah tells us a few things in the Quran. One of them which Allah tells us when
tmrc Allah, Allah tells us, whoever turns away from mind remembers,
whoever turns away from my remembrance, for him will be a narrow, miserable life.
Realize that Allah subhanaw taala is not only telling us about a narrow, miserable life in the hereafter. But this person who turns away from the remembrance of Allah will have a narrow, miserable life in this world before the next, that the reality is that true happiness, that true peace can only come in the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala at the victory lap,
boo tells us that indeed, in the remembrance of Allah, do hearts find peace and satisfaction, and it is not able you are not able to find it in anywhere else away from the remembrance of Allah. And you might say, but what about this person? And that person, you know, this rich person or this celebrity or this famous person? They seem happy, right? They're not even close to them. They seem happy.
Now, here's what we have to understand.
There is happiness of cattle, happiness of cattle comes how they eat, they sleep and they reproduce and they're happy. Right? That lavosh tree, they know that is the happy cow. Okay, so kind of cheese. It's fresh, but the
point is that cows can be happy too. But how does the cow be happy by eating as long as the cow eats, and sleeps, and drinks, and reproduces, or basically is, you know, if he has the desire to reproduce, she obeys that desire. Exactly. And that's it, there is nothing higher, there is no higher form of happiness for an animal.
So for a human being, there are two kinds of pleasure, there is the physical pleasure, which is the same as an animal's pleasure where I ate, you know, I had some good beef.
And I was happy, right? I haven't had good beef yet, but I'm waiting so long. And so I'm happy, right? My stomach is happy. But that happiness is a lower level happiness, it's, it's a pleasure, but it's a physical, lower kind of pleasure, very similar to the animalistic type of pleasure, there's no difference, okay. You know, intimacy, there is a physical pleasure to that was also an animal experiences, right. But as human beings, we have a higher level potential, a higher level of pleasure or happiness that an animal doesn't have. And that is the pleasure and the happiness that comes through knowing Allah subhanaw taala, through connecting to a loss of power, through
remembering a loss of power, and the victory lap.
Only in the remembrance of a logic, find that higher level happiness, and you cannot find that higher level happiness in anything else, no matter how much money you have, no matter no matter how much power you have, no matter what kind of physical type of pleasure you have, it will never be that higher level happiness, that contentment, and that higher level contentment, that that peace
Yeah, yeah. And guess
what Allah tells us there are different kinds of souls, there is a next to look for inner and alert describes how he calls to this type of soul at death. Susan, Allah says, and he calls out to this type of soul. Yeah, I get
it all the
time calls out to this type of tool. Next is the soul that is at peace. It is a soul that has peace and satisfaction, because that hole was closed.
This is a specific kind of soul. And this next to
it is irregardless of how much money they had, how much power they had, how much status, it's completely in regard, it's completely separate. So what they look like
anything they own, it is something completely separate. And that type of happiness, that type of peace only comes from the remembrance of Allah. So Allah calls out to those schools that
is Jerry, in our video, the VEDA. In Jerry, Vicki all of the Allah is telling me souls to come back. To come back. A lot is another word that's used here is energetic. Now in Arabic language, you can say you can use a different word for coming. Like, like, like his head, it would mean to go, yeah, the command of goal. But a lot is a goal. A lot says in energy theory means come back. So it's somewhere that you were already there, you know, and then you went away and you and you're coming back. So these souls aren't just going to Allah, they're coming back home. Makes sense, is why almost, engineering, come back, because that's actually where we belong, is where we were we in fact
belong. dunia was never the home for the schools. dhulia was never the actual home. It's like right now I'm traveling right? I don't live in Malaysia. I am visiting Malaysia. My home is in the US. And so when I go back to the US, I am going back home, right? This line is just a stop in a path. The Prophet said What am I in this life but a traveler who stops like us
When he stops in the shade of a tree for a while, and then continues his journey, this life is not our hope. It's a temporary self. And so Allah says to the souls who were in peace and tranquility, why, because they were the people of the kids, they were those who remembered a lot in this life. And so they are the ones Allah is referring to as a nest. They are the souls at peace, because they remembered a lot in this life, and know something about remembrance. Sometimes people believe that
they can just live their life, however, they want to live their life, you know, some people have this idea of live it up, you know, yolo
yolo is stands for you only live once. So is this concept of YOLO is like, you just have one life. So just kind of maximize physical pleasure, you know, do whatever you want, because you only live once, this idea that you can just live however you want. And then you have like a Muslim spin to it, which is oh, you know, what, all always, when I moved, or all six all lives, however I want. And now go for hugs when I'm 95. And then, you know, repair.
Or, or I'll live however I want. And it will just say that when I die.
It's just like, as if it's so easy to say
that no one just slips off the tongue at death for anyone. And that's not the truth. The truth is, and I'm sure many of you have heard of experiences like this, where a person is at their deathbed. And they cannot say that
their families are begging them repeat
because they never lived it. Yeah, they didn't live
when they're dying. And that's all that matters, is what you do when you die. Yeah, so death, death is a reflection of your life. If you live, if you live it in the remembrance of Allah, you'll be able to die in the remembrance of Allah. But believe me, if you don't remember a law, while you're alive, you will not be able to remember him when you die. And that is the worst that is the absolute
worst kinds of blocks, there is no greater loss. There is no other thing that that is, except that we leave this life in a good state. You know, Ibrahim is beautiful God and at the end of the the ISIS Allah
and do not disgrace me on the day when everyone's brought back, young man whenever
he's asking, not to scrape down the day when everyone is brought back. When nothing is going to benefit anyone of wealth or children. You see these things we run out of wealth and children but those things will not benefit you in reality. Right like the idea of Monopoly money, right? Monopoly money, you play Monopoly, you dad for money, what is fake, it doesn't actually have any, any actual value. So these things we run after, are essentially don't have value in and of themselves, when we return to Allah
except for the one who returns to Allah, with a heart that is saved with a heart that is healthy, with a heart that is sound, there's nothing else is going to benefit you. There's nothing else that's going to matter. How can we return to a love with a heart that is steady, we have to live a life of because if we don't live a life of wicked, then we are depriving our heart of oxygen and a heart that is deprived of oxygen, it dies, it becomes sick and then it dies. And that heart that is sick, will return to elastic and at the time of death, that person will not be able to die. on that level. The law may or must
protect us from that that is the worst absolute worst kind of loss and failure.
Alone tells us what real success is
What was the lead gen that's a couple cents. That's it. That's the definition of success woman.
Whoever barely escaped Hellfire will see the gem enters paradise.
They have indeed succeeded. That's it. That's success. And when we have a lot of definitions of success, I know we have a lot of definitions of success.
how rich you are, how you love, who you marry, what status level you are,
maybe how light your skin is, I mean, we have all these different definitions.
But the true definition of success is what implements
whoever escapes Hellfire, and that is success.
We cannot do that. Unless we are remembering a lot and remembering him a lot.
Now, one of you guys something that you can take home and implement it in your life inshallah, and you see your life change, you will absolutely see your life transform. And that's something that I called the kid challenge has three parts. Okay, number one is the salon I spoke about already, the importance of the salon, as the oxygen of our heart salon cannot be something that you do once in a while. It cannot be something you only do what is convenient. Nobody says I was in a meeting. So I'm going to breathe tonight. No one says I didn't have time to breathe. Right? No one says I was in a bad mood. So I didn't read. Or I'm studying for an exam. So let me breathe tomorrow. Yeah, it's not
gonna work out. That's not something we say. And we know that we cannot do that. Similarly, the salaah is just basic oxygen. And it has to be a non negotiable, the same way you can leave a meeting to go use the bathroom, you can leave a meeting to go pray, there is no excuse to Mr. Silva. Even if a person is paralyzed, may Allah protect us. And the only thing they can move is their eyes, they can pray with their eyes.
The only thing you can move with your pinky, then you pray with your pinky. Understand, there's no as long as you are conscious, there is no excuse for not praying.
The second is the off call. Now we are called I mentioned to you before, that the remembrance of the law is not enough to be just once in a while a little bit. The core are the supplications that the prophets I send them use the same throughout his day. And if you want a collection of these, there is many apps that you can get on your phone, one of them Divine Law, or fortress of a Muslim has a collection of glass. And what you need to do is this, there are a few times of the day where you absolutely cannot live without both of God. One of them is morning of God. That means after praying says you're on time. By the way, I want to just point something out about salon. salon is not just
any time you you have in the day. For example, if I gave you as a doctor, I gave you a prescription because I told you that you are very ill, and you need this medicine to stay alive. But I also told you that it has to be taken at exactly this time in the day. And then again at this time, and again at this time, I give you five doses and I said they have to be at a specific time of day. What are you gonna do? You're gonna take it, you're gonna take it all the time. What you will not do is say,
Well, I was at the mall. So I just decided to skip two doses. Or I was I was driving. So I ended up taking all five doses before so
it doesn't work like that medicine. You have to take it as the doctor prescribes. Make sense, although type of any analogy, well, law has given us a prescription. And we're lucky Allah knows what he's doing. Just like you trust the doctor, why the doctor knows what he's doing, right? I don't want to die. I want I don't want to die. I'm not gonna mess with medicine. Allah knows what he's doing when he sells patches at specific time is at that time is whenever I wake up
whenever it's convenient. So after
a lot, you open up your app and you click on morning supplications read through them. Know what you're saying. Don't just read it but know the meaning is written there. Also an app then after awesome prayer, open your app again and read evening supplications click on evening supplications read them
And then before you sleep, read the glass Percy. These three are like bare minimum, okay? But there are more. And the more that you remember a lot, the more your heart will be healthy and alive. And the better your life will be. And the easier Your life will be what blogging is for your own good. Remember, you're not making a lot of rich, you're not making a lot you're making yourself rich.
the prophets I send him has a supplication for everything in life. Everything he leaving the house versus obligation coming back, there's a suffocation, eating and from the bathroom, intimacy, everything, new clothes, drive it traveling, you get it, the more you can save these things, the healthier Your heart will be, the better your life will be. And the easier and more blessed. Make sense. Okay, one other thing I'm going to add in part two, I said of God was number two first was solo. And then of God, somebody else I'm going to add in part two is Dora is this part of your squad? constantly, as much as you can be in conversation with oboe, it doesn't have to be in Arabic.
It doesn't have to be in any specific language, speak to a lot in whatever language you want. And it doesn't have to be out loud. It can be in your heart, it's a conversation with the most hearing, he can hear you. He's an adult, he understands you, okay, he understands that he can hear everything, even what you yourself don't know, he knows write about yourself. He knows what is hidden in the subconscious. So don't think that a lot doesn't understand unless you're speaking in a specific words and in a different language. Okay, so I can be in whatever language
also within the US God.
I want to just tell you that there are certain openings. Remember, I said that we are on a constant battlefield in the unseen shavon has vowed to attack us on the straight path. Shyvana says In the end, is quoted to have said that I will attack them from their front and from their back and from the right from their lens. This tripod is trying to come at us from every direction. So what we have to do and the only protection we have is to close these openings of the shape on every single day. There are certain openings to the bigger openings. So if you think about it, right now, this room has a few doors right? There's a door there is a door there. There's a door there. Yeah. If I don't
want the robber to come in, what do I have to do the doors? Shut them, right, obviously. But what if I go to sleep at night? I leave my doors open. I think my windows open. And then in the morning, I wonder why did the robber come in and steal everything was my own fault, right?
shut the doors. I closed the window. This is what we do is we leave the doors open. And then we wonder why we have so many issues. Okay, so we have to shut these doors. How do we shut these doors there's a few times when the doors are open to the shots throughout the day. And the profit center teaches us how close those doors first when you eat sadism. Remember, when you eat because the Prophet said you don't remember a lot when you eat, eat with you. It's an opening when you're entering your house. The problem is I don't remember a lot of different answers with you. So see your dog in the house. Remember, that's closing that door when you enter the bathroom. Okay, same
thing. Same. That's also an opening for the sidebar, the morning, the sunrise and the sunset. Those are the morning and evening of God, those are doors that you need to shut. intimacy is another door.
And so you say to God that closes that door. Right? All of these things will be fortified. So we said we're entering the house eating, answering the bathroom intimacy, also leaving the house
for protection when you're going out. These all these things will help close these openings and then morning and evening, as we know from the Hadith that the bees are also open for the shotgun at sunrise and sunset. Okay, so that's all part of the
everyone following awesome. Number three is
that we have to have a consistent relationship with God and not only reading it but also understanding and implementing it to the best of our ability. Okay. I want to just add something else and that is the importance of this. This fits in number
too, but I want to give a special emphasis, the importance of his bar of repentance.
No one says I will need to repent, or sorry, I will need to take a shower today because I did that in October. If If a person only takes a shower in our work, or once a year or twice a year, or maybe only in the month of Ramadan, that is now really, really bad. And actually gonna get sick because of all the dirt and germs. Right.
It's the thought is like taking a shower. It's cleaning the body. It's clearly the heart rather, it's default is something we have to do daily, we have to the prophets I send them would make 100 times a day and he was muscle he was not a sin, he didn't have sins is part of something we have to do excessively. And there's a hadith that says, the more you make a spot, the more things open for you and your life's difficulties become easier. Yeah, things which are close will open. A line increases you in blessings, and, and and provision all of these things come from this default repentance, a lot of repentance, that cleaning is extremely powerful. So what are the three things
number two of God, we say you can get the app or you can get fortress of a Muslim. Number three.
If you do these three things, your life actually changes your your mental state changes, your emotional state changes your spiritual state changes your your relationships change. It's actually extremely transformative.
I asked the last panel guys make it easy for us to remember him and remember him a lot. I asked him to make all the difficulties that people face easy. And I asked the last panel Daya to allow us to die on that the law
was stopped for a while you were at home in Oakland Rahim. subhanak will become that
way. I will take a few minutes to open it up for questions if anyone has.
Just try to speak louder.
Okay, great question. She's asking. She introduced herself she's a professor. And she's saying how does?
How does work fit into a bad? What is the meaning of a betta? And then how is work fit into that? It's a great question. And that in and of itself, the concept of a mega is bigger than just prayer. In that that is is translated loosely as worship. But it's bigger than only praying and fasting. I bet that is anything that we do.
There's a few like conditions, okay, anything we do
with the intention, the right intention for the pleasure of Allah, according to the way in which we are told by Alon is messenger. So there's two things that you need for it to be a better one is proper attention. And two is doing the proper thing. Okay? Because I might say, Well, my intention is to please Allah. So I decided to make another five paragraphs. That's not bad, even if my intention is good, but the way I'm doing it is not according to the center Make sense? So, this is called beta right? This is an innovation also, I need to pray properly, but my intention is wrong. My intention is showing up for example, may Allah protect this area. So, he has to have both. Now
anything that has both of those components, the proper intention and done according to a lot of His Messenger have given us can be considered a bed, for example, you mentioned work, yeah. So suppose a person is working. And number one, their intention is good in their work. For example, one of the responsibilities of a man is to take care of his family. This is actually an obligation by God upon the men is to take care to maintain the family to protect and maintain them. So his work can be a bad because what he's doing is he
Obey the commandment of Allah, as long as it is done with the right intention and in the right way, I can't say, Okay, I'm gonna obey this commandment, but I'm going to sell alcohol. And then that's how I'm going to support my family, again has to be both. Okay? Similarly with obviously women as well, even though it's not an obligation on women to support her family, but the money that she makes, and if she gives that money even uses that money for her family, this is like a football club. This is a charity that she sued. So again, she could be rewarded for that as a bad accident. And so anything we do even sleep, if done in the right way, and for the right tension can be can be
worse. Why? I'll tell you suppose that a person is saying, you know, like, for example, is getting late, right? And they say, Okay, I need to sleep now. Otherwise, I won't be able to wake up.
So now their intention asleep is part of their worship, because they're doing it for the sake of so yes, worship, in and of itself is not just something that we do in the masjid or when pray but anything that we do for the sake of Allah, according to one is messenger.
Great question. How do you stay focused? And you know, in your worship of the law, while maintaining your busy schedule, and you know, you have so many different roles? That's a very good question. Actually. There's, I think it's on online. But I have a whole talk about this exact question about balancing the role. Someone started, heard some nodding, okay, so it is online. And it's like an hour long or something. But to make it short.
One thing that you'll find is this question very related to the topic I just spoke about, what you will find is that when you give time to a lot, so for example, you carve out time to do these of God, what you will find as a result is that alone will give you blessing in the rest of your day. Meaning, for example, who's the creator of time?
Not a trick question, guys a lot, okay. allows the creator time, which means a lot can expand or contract time, it's not something that controls the law of controls is
when you are a person of vision, when you are a person who remembers a lot a lot. What are the consequences of vision is that you have more or less than in your time. This means that in one hour, you're able to do what someone else does in five hours. And this, by the way, these scholars of the past, when people look at these scholars, and the work that they came out with, it's like you it doesn't even add up. It's like not possible to have this much to have this many books that they wrote in the amount of time that they were alive. It doesn't even add up. But it's because of their vision. It's because that they gave time to excessively remember a lot that allowed me the rest of
their time go further. And we were able to do more in less time and with more ease, see a versatile guy that makes what he wants easy, a lot
What has the Navy that ship?
This is one of the Oscar, he is all nothing is easy, except what you make easy. And if you will, you can make what is difficult, easy. This is the this is the secret. The secret is when you make a lawyer focus, he takes care of your other matters and makes them easier for you. Well, why this is the truth, you know, there's a hygiene so powerful, in which the prophets I send them talks about two groups of people. And he says that there are two different focuses worldviews, all right. One is a group of people who make this life their primary concern, meaning it's their focal point, all
right, their their greatest concern is doing it and he says there are three consequences to that first is that this person's matters become scattered. This is a very, very deep concept of a love level Umbra that is matters become scattered you know you just feel scattered like you you're a chicken with the head cut off you know that you got this job you got that job and you feel like this, you know, you can try to fix things here and then this brace and then try to fix it. I mean, you can't please you please this person
versus upset, you feel me? I'm sure you understand what I'm saying, especially as women, yeah, we're like, all over the place, you have to be a million things to a million people. It's it's like, it's like a superhero, to do this to do the kinds of the number of jobs that we have to do. And you have to do each one perfectly accurate look perfect to right along the way. So this is like a lot. Yeah. But sometimes we feel scattered, we feel like we can't do it, we feel like everything is, is is like breaking, and it's scattered. I feel internally semi like feel scattered, scared. This is a consequence of having the wrong folks. That's what the process is. It's a secret. But it's it's
like, if you're focused this like this is a consequences that you actually become scattered. The second consequence of making this like your primary concern, very easy job.
that poverty is between his eyes. Do you know what it means to have poverty between your eyes? See, imagine for a moment if I had something hanging or stuck right there. If I look this way, what do I see?
If I turn this way? What do I see that thing by turning this way? No matter which way I look, I only see that when poverty is up between your eyes. You always feel poor. You never ever, ever have enough. Make sense? You know, this attitude of, you know, you get the new iPhone, but then you're waiting on the next one, right? It's just never enough. You have this car, but there's always a better car. Right? You have this wife, but there's always a better way. You don't say the idea that there is no contentment. You always feel poor, you feel not enough is not enough. It's never enough. This is a consequence of making your primary concern, you will actually never have contentment. You
will always feel poor. No matter how much you have. No matter how much you have is never going to make you feel rich. You'll always feel poverty. And third, the person who makes this life their primary concern, nothing of dunya will come to him except what was written anyways. You see, you can spend your life running after it. Like a journal wheels. You know what, treadmill? treadmill, right? People run any hospital, they pump but they're not going anywhere? They're just getting tired, right? Are you getting to go anywhere? No, you stood in the exact same spot, what's your soul tired, because you're ready, but you're not going anywhere. This is the person who runs after lunia. It's
like you're just putting in so much effort, right? Blood, sweat, tears are hurting yourself, you're stabbing yourself, you're tired. But if you don't get a few samples written for you,
this is the tragedy of making your primary concern. And then he talks about another group of people those who make the hereafter their primary concern. And he says that for those people, Gemma Allah who level Umbra, the opposite happens, Allah joins his affairs. Allah takes care of the zero the scattered stuff, Allah takes care of it. Allah joins a very deep concept. When Allah Subhana guidance devices, you know that what takes care of it, there's like 10 million things, there's no way that you can do it all. There is no way. And if you try to split yourself into pieces, and all you're going to be is in pieces is anyone understand what I mean? You know, you like you need to
like cut yourself into like 515 different versions of yourself to do all this. But a lot of joins it for a lot takes care of it. When you make the asset, your primary concern you make a law and interact with your primary concern, Allah takes care of all these scattered things, all your matters become joined, right? And second, remember the property, the opposite contentment is to the heart. The person will feel content, even if they have less than one, just four, but they will feel contentment. This is one of the gifts of having the right focus is that you will feel contentment you will be satisfied. That's a gift by the way. That's absolutely a gift. Because that's true
happiness. So many people who have money and power and status and all these things we run after and they are miserable. How many celebrities do we see killing themselves overdosing on drugs? They are living miserable lives, even though they have what do you do they they have fingertips, they have money, they have status and everything power, but they are actually miserable. Why is that?
overdose. Why do you think they commit suicide? Why are they constantly intoxicated they need to be in tough because there's an emptiness inside. It's misery is not true happiness, contentment only comes from having the right focus. And finally, Allah says that the dounia will come to that person, the one who has the right focus, who's focused on a lot and hereafter to do it to chase after that person. They don't have to chase the dunya dunya comes to them. And the junior will come to him even if it hates to, like an arrogance even ocsea basically like against you're against, whoa, come to that person who has the right focus
I asked you please keep me in my family here. God bless you and hope we can meet again.