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my dear brothers and sisters is my pleasure to interact with you guys again, after an extended absence and insha Allah, I'll be around for a little while.
a question that comes up quite often. And this is a question that seems like a grand idea. But to a Muslim, it's a very simple idea to the rest of the world This idea is grand. This is an idea that
theologians philosophers have modeled over for centuries upon centuries upon millennia upon millennia, since the beginning of humanity, this has been a grand question and idea and preposition
what is life all about? What is this thing that we call life all about? And there have been so many ideas about this idea. And there are so many religions that have come forward just based upon this idea and the differences that we have about this idea, humanity has taken many different roads based upon this idea and they have tried to come up with some of the most complex formulations to solve this one question what is life all about? This is why we have Hinduism This is why we have Buddhism This is why you have taylorism This is why you have atheism This is why you have Christianity. This is why you have every world religion, all of them trying to solve this one question. What is life
all about? And for the Muslim? This is a simple answer. But we have unfortunately made it so simple that we've only given it a breeze over this is an unfortunate thing that we've made it so simple that we only give it a look of what is life about masala to Gen into India boom. That's it. So we say I did not create mankind engine except but they should worship me. Okay? Mashallah. Very simple, I get it. But now how does that help me in my day to day life? How does that help me? When I'm going to work? How does that help me have a better relationship with my wife? Or my husband? How does that help me to have a better relationship with my children? My neighbors, my boss, my co workers? Better
yet? How does that help me to have a better relationship with myself? This is the real question. How does the fact that Allah did not create me but to worship him helped me to have a better relationship with myself? Because that's the highest ideal correct? To worship Allah with everything that we do. Every breath that we take, and I've given up goodbye based upon that, then our lives should be about worshiping the Lord with everything that we do. But that's the highest form of this idea in Islam. What about the days when you fall short on that idea?
What about the days when you fall to the side, when you make a mistake?
What about the days when you're not worshiping along the way you shouldn't be worshipping Him? Now? How do I fix my relationship with my Lord, my Creator, myself, and maybe someone who I have wronged? You see, this is the real question. This is where most of humanity have gone astray. This is where religions have deviated and gone the wrong way, when dealing with this question, they can't comprehend the fact that yes, you're created to worship God. many religions believe that same idea, the part where they go astray is what about when you make the mistake.
You see, this is what life is really about. Brothers and sisters. Life is not about whether or not you will make a mistake, because the mistakes are guaranteed the prophets of the law, he was setting them said every son of Adam sins
Every son of Adam sins, so the sin is guaranteed, you will send you will make a mistake. what life is about is not whether or not you will make the mistake, but how you will deal with the mistake, how you will deal with the mistake. This is what sets Islam apart from everything else is how we deal with the mistakes that we make.
And how to deal with these mistakes is not something we need to theorize it's not something we need to
go in into some deep philosophy upon. It's very simple for us. And the solution comes very early in the Quran. Very, very early in the Quran, the solution is laid out for us in a beautiful story.
And that is the story we'll discuss today. A story that you all know and if you know how ideal I like to give well known stories, but put them in a perspective that you can take out of here with you today in sha Allah. Now in the beginning of social Baccarat,
there is an amazing conversation that takes place, an amazing conversation that is all about what life is about. It is all about our life. But it happened a very, very, very long time ago, such a long time that we probably cannot even quantify the amount
in the beginning of social abara. When you get to around verse 13.
A Conversation takes place and it's an ancient conversation that took place before we existed.
A loss of power subhanho wa Taala Allah azza wa jal
said to the angels in the jar, you don't fill out the difference.
Verily I am going to create or make and place on the earth, a vice gentleman, a representative.
Now, this is a bold statement that allows the agenda is making. I am going to play some notes he didn't say a human being in Santa is a khalifah.
Representative the best of what I have created a representative of who I am and what I can do.
And the angels understood this lever well.
How do we know they understood the Khalifa? Well, we understand it from their response. Their response was, I will Lord, will you place one on it that will create mischief and shed blood?
The angels knows that they know us they knew they knew us very well. Will you place one on the earth that will cause mischief which we have a history of doing and shed blood which it was only one generation after the first human being that the blood was filled. So the angels newest very well. And Allah knows very well. He does not create that which he does not fully comprehend. He is our learning. He knows everything
now and they said would you place on the earth one that will cause mischief and shed blood while we celebrate your praises day and night, if you want to be praised, if you want to be celebrated, if you want to be known that we do it flawlessly. We do it flawlessly. What was the last response to them? Somehow? Allah did not even answer the question. He said,
I know what you don't know. I know what you don't know. So panel. So Allah created Adam, and he said, and then from his side, created his wife Hawa, an asset in the first two of us, placed them in the garden, the place where a lot once all of his creation, this is what he created them for he created every single human to dwell in the garden is his purpose for all of us to dwell in paradise. And this is letting us see this because this is what a lovely says.
And he said, Do whatever you wish within this garden, it's just it's a free room. Except don't eat from that tree. That one tree leave it alone. There has to be a test. Allah has to play there has to be a test Allah was proving this is my Khalifa.
So he put the tree there Don't touch it.
Now, when a lot of place that tree there, did he not already know Adam and Eve are going to eat from the tree? Of course he knew he already knew. So part of the plan, you have to understand they were all part of the plan. So what did Adam and Eve do? They ate from the tree and a lot banish them from the garden. But he did something very miraculous and wonderful. He taught them some words. He taught them some words that is what life is all about. This is the key
is not whether or not you will make the mistake because the first of us made the mistake.
It's about how you're going to deal with the mistake. So right along with the mistake a lot taught them some words. Oh my Lord. I haven't
Wrong my own soul. If you do not forgive me, and have mercy upon me, I will indeed be amongst the losers somehow. And then they said these words and I forgave them. Allah forgave them and told them that you will dwell in this place now called the earth for a while. And when my guidance comes to any of you, those who follow it will be on the right path and those who don't will be amongst the losers. This is what life is about. Yes.
Yes, this is life, not about whether or not you'll make a mistake, because you're going to mistake make mistakes. You've might have already made a mistake today before you got here. You might make one when you leave here, but it's guaranteed a mistake is coming. How are you going to handle it? Allah shows us very early in the Quran that the way he taught the first of us to handle it is that when you make the mistake, you don't roll around in the dirt and continue to make more mistakes. You don't continue to go off the path because well, I made one mistake, I might as well do another and another and another and another. No, you stop right there, realize the mistake that you've made.
realize that this is part of my innate nature as a human being that I have a right to choose. And I'm not always going to choose the right thing because I'm not perfect. And if Allah had wanted me to be perfect, he would have created me like he created the angels without our freewill.
Therefore, I'm going to turn to the one who might have sinned against, and I'm going to tell him, my Lord, I have indeed wrong my own soul. And if you don't forgive me and have mercy upon me, I will indeed be one of the losers. This is what life is all about. This is the superiority that his ham has a with every other religion, I don't need to go to some church, I don't need to ask some mediator, I don't need to pray to some pie in the sky. I don't need to do some formal sacrifices, and all these other intermediate rituals, I need to stop my life for a moment, whether it's two minutes, five minutes, 10 seconds, and I need to turn to the one whom I sinned against and say,
forgive me. And that's as simple as it is in Islam, have a sincere, repentant heart, try to correct my actions. And this is what life is all about. Life is about the mistakes brothers and sisters, it is about the mistakes. So don't become despondent. When you make a mistake, you haven't failed, you are living out part of the plan, you are living up to the process. Because the reason Allah said to the angels, I know what you do not know was because Allah Granger could be seen in that way you created, the power that Allah has, and the fact that he is a we could be seen in the universe that he is created that no mind will ever comprehend.
Everything about Allah could be seen through what he had already created, except his greatest attribute,
his greatest attribute, the attribute by which we begin everything
could not be known.
Unless he created something to show it to him. And that is attribute of, of mercy, forgiveness, of forbearance of gentleness, of justice, of patience, none of that can be seen, unless Allah created something that could disobeyed him, and then would return to Him and repent, and he would forgive.
This is why Allah said, in Ninja in order to hurry, I'm going to place on the earth, the greatest of my creation. Yes, they will commit sin, but there will be a number of them who will come back to me, and I will defeat upon with them. We are the victory of the believers over shavon. Because every time you make a mistake, shaitan thinks he's won. He thinks he's gained some power and dominion over you. But the real defeat and shaytan is not you're not making a mistake, because then we're all going to be losers. The real defeat of Trayvon is when you make a mistake, and then you do opposite of what he did. You turn to allow the repentant heart and Allah forgives the sin. That is the real
defeat of shaytan is proving to him that you may cause me to slip a few times in my life, no problem, no problem. But when I repent to Allah and he wipes it over, then I have really, really overcome you. This is what we're here for brothers and sisters. Don't become despondent when you make the mistake. When you fall short to the wayside. Don't let that get you down. Because this is exactly what shape Tom wants. He wants you to become despondent. He wants you to despair of Allah's mercy. He wants you to think that there's no hope. He wants you to think that you're a loaded human being. He wants you to think that you're nothing. He wants you to think that you're worthless.
He tried to do it to the first of us, he walked around and mocked him, spit on him when inside of him kicked him He did everything he tried to do destroy the first of us, and He will continue to the last of us. We have to realize that this battle we have going on inside of ourselves and externally with Trey bond will never end.
This process of being a better Muslim. He has no finish line in this line.
This process of being a good
believer has no ending point in this life, there will never come to a time where you can put your hands up and say I've won. It doesn't exist in this life. Don't let them fool you into that either.
Because one of the best of ourselves, Rahim Allah to Allah.
When he was on his deathbed, his son Abdullah was next to him. And he said that when my father would go into passing out, and I thought that he was going to die, I would hear him saying, No, not yet. No, not yet. And I became worried that my father has become weak at the last moment of life, and he's saying, No, not yet. Don't let me die yet. So his son, I'm done, I became very worried. So when his father gained consciousness again,
he asked me, he said, Oh, my father, I heard you saying, No, not yet. No, not yet. Why are you saying this? His son
of the great team admin, who had fought Red Barn all of his life, said, My son shaitan is in this room with us. Siobhan is he standing next to me? And every time I'm about to pass out, he's biting his fingers, and saying, oh,
man, I've lost you. Yeah, man, I've lost you. And I am responding to him saying, No, not yet. No, not yet. You have not lost me until my soul leaves this body. I will not give up on you. Until the day I am gone. This is the real life that we live, it never ends. So upon will be with you and the shutdown that is in you will be with you to the moment that you die, and shaytan will be next to you, all of us, the day that we die. And that would be the greatest test that we ever face. But this all of this we're doing now is preparing for that. So realize you're going to make mistakes brothers and sisters realize that know that. Know that you are going to make a mistake. And when you do,
don't be shocked. Don't be surprised. Don't think that what is wrong with me? No, there's nothing wrong with you. You may have had a slip a slight a follow the man.
gap in your thought process. It's okay. It's okay. Because Allah azza wa jal has given us a very clear system. Yes, Allah created you la development fee insanity, assigning the creme de la creme during the best of molds. But that best of molds is only maintained through repentance in this life. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said every sin of Adam sins, and the best of those who sin are those who repent. every sin of Adam sings, the best of those who sin are those who repent of political habits.
hamdulillah alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah for Allah Allah, he was making big money. While Edina Sandy Hill, the young Dean was in a halo law with the hula sharika Mohammedan.
I wanted to cover something at the end, which is a little bit different from this whole topic. But that topic was short and sweet to the point. I don't think there needs to be any more explanation. You will send repent, this a simple solution in Islam. This is what led to every other religion history. They think that Allah cannot just forgive, how can I just forgive? That's just the way he is. And we know the the famous Hadith that Allah Magellan before creating anything took an oath with themselves, my mercy will always overcome anger, if it were for not for that none of us would exist. If Allah was only just, none of us would exist if his justice did not meet with his Rama. It is it
is forbearance did not meet with his patience and with his anger and his wrath. If it was not all imperfection. We wouldn't be here, none of us would exist, you will be punished for every sin that you commit instantaneously. So Allah has given us that man from Allah is the chance to repent, when you sin, know that if lightning has not struck you and if the earth hasn't swallowed you up, that allows me is already on you. It's already been given to you allows mercy has already been given to you because he's given you a moment to repent. Or if you don't die in the middle of that setting. then know that Allah has given you mercy and for his forbearance to come back to him no pins, so
don't take that for granted. Don't take it lightly.
But I have to end with something else. Spend no more than 1015 minutes on insha Allah to Allah because it is the issue at hand. It is the issue of the day, and it may have already been dealt with. Prior to today, Masha Allah, you hear it 1000 times, not a problem. And this is a subject that I have dealt with numerous times, then in this very spot.
We all know what's going on in the world, about our beloved of our souls of aloha
Listen, we all know, we have all heard what's going on. We've all heard about the movie. And many of you have may have seen the movie, a little movie that they made me and never seen.
Never seen it, and I won't go watch it. Why? Because I'm not gonna give them what they want. They created that movie, do you think they created that movie for the non Muslims to watch the numbers regarding Islam? But Amazon's already thinking these things about the purpose of the Law Center, they want you to watch it. They made that movie for you. And every time you click on it, you give them a little bit of satisfaction and a little bit of money, by the way.
So if you haven't seen it yet, don't waste your time. Why Why waste your time?
We have to look at something very clearly. Because there is a big debate going on. And how should the Muslims deal with these slanders these misrepresentations these outright lies against the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and how Muslims deal within one country is not the same way Muslims in another country should deal with it. We have to understand that Islam takes everything into consideration.
The way the Muslims in Pakistan deal with is not the way you can deal with it here, the way you deal with in Somalia is not the way you can deal with it here. The Muslims in the UK might not deal with it, the waste, we should deal with it, we have to know how we should deal with it.
We have to look into something
the life of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam has two phases. We all know this very clearly had a metaphase and a muddiman phase.
Now in a second phase, he dealt with things quite differently and sort of the companions and they did an embodiment phase. Now while they deal with certain things in American phase much differently, they did deal with an m&m demon phase. Because an American phase they had no power
and an American phase they had no kuwa they had no authority in the land.
We have no authority in the land. We have no authority in the land, you gotta wake up to that realization.
They have no strings, they had no numbers, they had no political sway. They were outnumbered out guns out men being beaten, being tortured, being killed being murdered me rate.
Not much different than what we find from a Muslim woman today, Omar today.
You cannot deal with things in a state of power. The same way you can deal with them in a state of weakness. This is logic. This is reason this is rationale. This is what Islam taught us. So the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam was landed in Mecca.
He was landed in Mecca. He was slandered worse than any of you ever decided in your lifetime. He was called a madman, a magician, a sorcerer and trade outlier. Who knows what is some of the things that just will not repeat, especially not from a member as representative of where the profit center seldom used to do it. He had come on got thrown on him while he was praying. A Jewish woman used to drop trash on his door every day. His uncle Abdullah have used to chase him through the market every single day pelting him with stones, call him a liar, Master whatever we want to have it he dealt with all of it.
How did he respond? Because we cannot say that we are loving the prophets of the law, how they were sending them, when we are responding to things that he himself dealt with, in a manner that is contrary to the way he dealt with it. These two things are like all in one or they won't mix. We can say we are followers of the son of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam when we are acting contrary to the way he taught.
Because there are instances Forgive me for my code
throughout the world where Muslims have acted with anger, which anger is a fitting position here. No problem. You're angry, you should be angry. If you're not angry, you should check your demand. You're not angry you should do it in Manchester yourself. So Muslims have responded with straight out furious infuriation Masha Allah that shows me that the oma still has some love for their profits on the low Hollywood send them but
and when it comes to love, when there is no more extreme love that a Muslim should have than for his robe and His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam these are the most extreme forms of love you should have. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam said you do not have true faith until you make me more beloved than all of mankind, even your own soul, Masha Allah. But the point of the matter is how we respond. How do we respond? How do we take that anger and turn it into something beneficial? How do we take that infuriation and turning into something beneficial? Do we act as true representatives of the man whom we say we love so much? This is what we need to show the world right now. And we are in a
position of weakness that is in a position of weakness. And if anybody thinks that we're not that I don't think you have taken a very good Look, I don't think you've taken a very good look.
I'll give you two stories. If we were in a position of power, this conversation will be taking place. We need to be taking place it would be a pointless conversation, because those statements would never be made.
100 years ago, nobody would have made these things. Nobody would
have made any of these statements 200 years ago, forget about it 500 years ago wouldn't even have crossed anybody's mind because they knew what the end result would have been. But we're in a different world we live in a different time. In Islam and the Sharia of Allah azza wa jal takes into account time, position, place.
Political strength, power, everything is within the shadow of alaris oragenics perfect.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to open his front door every morning and Mecca. And there used to be a heap of trash, a heap of garbage on his front door. Because there was a Jewish woman who lived above the music dropping, dropping on his door every single morning. And every single morning he would collect it and throw it away, and would not say another thing about it. Next morning, same trash, same thing, he would collect it, and I'll say anything about it.
One day, there was no trash. One day there was no trash. He became worried. And his concern was for the welfare of the woman. He went and asked about her what happened to this woman? They said she's very, she's very easy.
Now, for most of us, if not all of us, our immediate response would have been Alhamdulillah Hirata, I mean a lot of soldiers to date. So what have been our response? May Allah kill it today? We have probably already made that draw a long time ago, probably the first time the trash is on our door.
And we would have been making glad to take her life or just take it from here, I don't care what happens to her. That would have been our response. But for a man whom Allah azza wa jal coin him or Rama to Linda, I mean, a mercy unto all of creation, not just mankind, all of creation, he went to the woman's door,
knocked on the door asked for permission to answer when he was allowed to enter his only question. And his only concern was, how are you? How are you feeling?
How are you feeling? The compassion, the mercy of this man shocked this woman so much, I have been so evil to you. I have been so evil to you. And yet here you are at my bedside seeing about my needs. This is the attitude of a believer. This is the attitude of a believer. Because if I can make a sin and repent, for then everybody else can make a sin and repent for it. You're no better than them.
Just you came along a little bit quicker than they did.
Maybe by birth. So he sought out the woman and told her, I want you to accept this man.
His attitude towards her was so compelling, so overwhelming, that her only response to him could be a shadow and, you know, a mama wash shampoo and
she accepted Islam in his hands. This was the goal. This was his purpose and mission in life was to worship Allah and bring other people to worship.
And that's what he lived his life based upon. There was nothing you could do to him that would deter him from that mission. No trash on his doorstep was going to stop him from his goal of calling people to dahveed.
Do you understand that brothers and sisters, he had a goal in life and that golden life is our golden life. If you don't remember maybe my fourth or fifth clip, but before this was about how important is to be calling people to Islam. That's our mission now. And no dirt on his doorstep was going to change that. No dirt on our doorstep to change that. One more story, no finish.
One of the daughters of the prophets on the law today was sending him was once walking home. And she was walking by some of the notables of Quraysh.
And they were mocking the Prophet sallallahu cinema father, and they were calling him. The best translation is the insulted one. The insulted one, the one who has no honor, no dignity, he is an insult to us and to everyone else. One of the worst things you could be called a complete insult. And she began to cry.
And she went home. And the prophets of Aladdin sent him saw her crying, said Oh, my daughter, why are you crying? She said, Father, you are the Messenger of Allah. You are the best of luck creation. You are the Prophet sent by Allah to us, all of us. And they're sitting there by the House of Allah, calling you this name, the insulted one.
The prophets of Allah, Allah.
Smile. He said my daughter, they are calling me the insulted one. When Allah is named Mohammed, the prayer is doing. So I don't know who they are talking about. They must be talking about someone else. Do you see the wisdom of the prophets of the Lord even send them he understood that the person they are talking about is not me.
The person whom they are calling a magician, a madman, a sorcerer, a liar. The insulting one is not me.
I have named me Mohammed. Allah has said about me, we're in the Bella Allah hula thing alene my status is known to all of creation. Do you understand that? But in systems, this movie they made is not insulting the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam they are insulting some fictional character that they have devised in their own minds.
So how can I respond to it? Why do you want me to respond to it? You're not talking about the Prophet that I followed. You're not talking about the Prophet that taught me Islam. You're not talking about the man I read about in the Quran, or in the Sierra? So how am I supposed to respond to some fictional character, just put it in Hollywood, because that's where it belongs with all the other lies.
This is our response. A lie is a lie. It has nothing to do with me. This is not Mohammed Sal, mobile Hello, son. Good luck. Have fun, enjoy it while it lasts, because it will come to an end very quickly.
And you can laugh all you want today. As I told you all before, tell them laugh.
Laughter get a good chuckle. I'm gonna laugh too. I'm gonna laugh too. But the difference will be that after this life, there will only be one people that are laughing. After this life, there will be only one people that will be laughing. And it will be the people who follow them. And Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. And all the messengers that came before him, it will be the people of Jelena there will be laughing after the Day of Judgment, and only them. So if you want to laugh today, you better get it all. Because it's going to be Oh, yeah, this is our position. And it's very clear, I don't need to argument against it. I don't need to debate them about it. I don't need to become
infuriated about it for what they're talking about someone else. It's a very simple response. Don't let them do what they want. Not let me give you what you want. Because you're not talking about anybody I know. You're not talking about anybody that I've ever heard of. It's a pretty awful person that you have created. But that's probably somebody more in tune with some of the other religious leaders that we see in the world today. How about that. So we need to be realistic about the matter. in Cheyenne, Montana, we need to respond in a way that is not just filled with anger, because that's the way they portrayed you anyway, a bunch of angry people who look for nothing but a reason to have
We should portray the image of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
We are walking representatives of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
We are walking representatives of the greatest human being to ever walk the face of the earth, we need to live up to that standard. We need to live up to that standard. But realize that you're going to fall short of what and when you fall short, you turn to the one whom you've repented or you have sinned against or if you've harmed some human being.
If you've harmed some human being,
you go to that human being like a man, because that's one thing that I'm really
perturbed by today. Islam is originally taught men how to be men, how to be real men, and then taught women how to be real women. If you have sinned against someone, Islam teaches you to be a man about it and you go to that person. And you ask them for forgiveness. This is the way a man deals with things. I am sorry that I have made a mistake and I have said something about you or I've done something about to you. Please forgive me. Because if you can forgive me, then I don't know what anything else I'm doing here. And a good Muslim should be a man about it as well. That if Allah can forgive me, How can I not forgive you? The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam said those who do not
show mercy will never be shown mercy and you will gain from merciful ness that which you will gain from nothing else. This is what Islam is all about. Fixing the mistakes. That's what your life is about. fixing your mistakes, not about not making them in sha Allah. May Allah azza wa jal give us the ability to realize that we will make mistakes and give us the trophy to turn and repent from those mistakes. May Allah azza wa jal unite our hearts in love and brotherhood and sisterhood for the sake of His robina satin satin Latina de mundo.
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