Purification Of The Soul – Part 2
Channel: Yusha Evans
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Yusha Evans Speaks about the Purification of the Soul at George Mason University (GMU)
How deep that will create mischief and shed blood while we celebrate your praises, date and night, and never failing, disobeying and never failing, obeying, listen to the question. The angels know us very well. And we didn't exist. The angel said, will you place on the earth one who will cause mischief and shed blood? Did they not know us? What did they know us? Because they not even one generation passed before we proved them wrong. The sons of that vise Jared proved them rats
with Cain and Abel.
So they know what what happened with this cleaver.
They knew what was going to come. And they said, We praise you day and night. Your magnificence is known for us. So what you have created? What is the purpose of this video?
What was the last response? Beautiful in me.
I know what you don't know. I know what you do not know. He didn't even have to give them an explanation. He just said, I know what you do not know. This creation of mine will be special.
He and his progeny will be something special. And I don't think we realize how special we will do.
So Adam, peace be upon him was created by Allah's own hands as a matter that the Fitz is managed to majesty. And then he created from Adam, his mates Eve. And he told those to dwell in the garden of bliss. virginity it was in the garden of bliss, and you can do whatever you wish, one exception to the rule.
One exception to the rule, I have placed within this garden a tree, don't touch this one tree, leave it alone.
Now, that tree is there for a reason. Allah created it for a reason he created it, he created Adam and Eve, it was in the garden for a reason. And a lot of them don't eat from it for a reason.
But the sworn enemy of mankind, Satan, and we're not getting deep into the story, because there's all kinds of we just want to get to the meat of the story. The enemy of mankind, Satan,
got to Adam and Eve just like he gets to all of us.
And he convinced them to do what they were told not to do. So they committed the first mistake, the very first this will be exactly the eight from that tree, which they were told not to eat.
And a lot as a punishment, send them down from that garden, that we're now working as humanity to try to get back to send them down from that garden, into this earth. It's a dual drill here for a time. And when guidance comes to you from me, those who follow it will be righteous, and will be blessed and those who don't believe it.
And then a lot of them some words and I'm paraphrasing this, Toby taught them some words so that they could make up for that what they have done. And their their words were they really we have wronged our own selves, then we have wronged our own selves. If you do not forgive us, then surely we will be a loser. We have wronged our own soul. We have tampered with that beautiful soul that you created in us. And if you don't forgive us and clean it for us, then we will be a loser. Now
what does that teach us? This teaches us that
this teaches us that mistakes are part of the human experience. To fall short at times is part of our nature. It is part of our nature. It will happen it happened to the first of us the most few of us, the first created of us and he was taught what to do if that is to happen. So all of that took place for a reason. And we have to realize that comprehend that reason that life, the brothers and sisters is not about whether you will make a mistake or not.
Life is not about whether you will make a mistake or not. Because the mistake is guaranteed. The mistake is guaranteed. The Prophet peace be upon him said every son of Adam sins. Every son of Adam meaning everyone born of Adam will send
Best of those who have seen or those who read, they take the example of the first demo. So life is not about whether or not you will make a mistake. Because the mistake is guaranteed, you would fail. And you may fail every day, you may fail multiple times a day, what life is about is about how you are going to deal with those mistakes. Life is about how you will deal with the mistakes, how you will deal with the slips, how you will deal with the false how you will deal with the disobedience. This is what life is about. These are the tests that make or break us.
Because when you make a mistake,
and it is inevitable, as we said,
this is the point when you can take a step back and say this is my test. This is my test, the mistake is guaranteed. Now what am I going to do about it? Am I going to become despondent that since I made the mistake, my will just make a couple more. I can repent from that at a later time. This is the ultimate troubleshooting. Thinking giving us the before you go to bed tonight after a shout out to make common what illusion? Have you been beguiled with that thinks you will make it out of this building today?
Who has given you some promise that you're going to make it home? No one, no one has that guarantee? This is what life is really about? Is the mistakes and how we deal with them. Right away? right away?
Do I decide that? Yes, I made a mistake. I realize it I stand up on my two feet firmly that yes, Allah I have made a mistake, I have wronged my own soul. And if you do not forgive me and have mercy on me, I will indeed be a loser. You don't understand brothers and sisters, that this is the biggest defeat the Shakedown can ever face. Not giving you to make a mistake. That's not a victory for him.
The victory for him is when you don't repent. The victory for him is when you don't make amends. The victory for him is when you don't fix what you have broken. That's when he wins, because he knows you're gonna make a mistake. how you deal with the mistake is what it's going to be all about. Let me tell you something else really quickly about mistakes.
When I was said to the angels, I know what you do not know
was very beautiful.
when I created the heavens and earth,
His Majesty was well known. His Majesty was well known by what he created, his power was seen by that which he is established the heavens and the earth. Allah in the Quran says that His Majesty, his honor, his power is established by that which he created. And no one could ever take that away. His praises were some day in life by the angels,
the planets singing his praises, the stars in the sky, the very elements that he created, praise him day and night, a lot did not need to be praised. A lot did not need to be known his branch or didn't need to be seen because it's fairly clear.
But you see,
there was an attribute that Allah possesses, that cannot be known by the heavens and earth and the stars and the moons and the galaxies and planets and elements in the very forces of existence itself. There are certain things about a lot that could not be known through this. There are certain things about a law that the angels could not reflect.
There are certain things about a law that there was nothing that I had created, that could reflect that attribute. And it is the most beautiful attribute of Allah azzawajal because he begins everything with it, and we begin everything.
You see, a lot of most amazing attributes
could not be known, unless he created something that he gave the power to choose between right and wrong, knowing that those things that he created to choose would disobey Him. And then there would be some amongst them that who would disobey Him and then turn to him and say, I have indeed wrong myself and if you do not forgive me and have mercy upon me, I will be a loser. And then Allah could show me his mightiest attributes his greatest honor and that he could forgive.
This is something that could not be known for any other creation than that
is power to 40. This is why our very book starts with misdemeanor
This is why I was said before creating creation, and made a statement and took an oath upon himself, let my mercy will always overcome my anger. I was justice could not be known unless he had something to be just with.
You have to understand brothers and sisters, that you are living out a purpose. Even the mistakes you make are living out of purpose. Allah is showing shikon, who told him I will prove to you that they will be ungrateful to you, Allah is proving JSON wrong every single day. When people commit mistakes, Shere Khan fools them into going the wrong way. And then they turn to Allah and Allah says, Look, I can forgive.
This is our victory. This is our honor that Allah created us with that he did not have to anything else.
This is what made me so thankful to find this. Because it's never taught me forgiveness. Islam taught me that I can be the most horrible person on the planet which I was on the way to becoming. And that there was a great job created me knowing that
there was a creator who created me knowing that I would fall into the deepest, darkest depths of sin and evil. And yet, he was still going to be right there, when I decided to look for the right path, and wanting to wipe it all away, like it never happens. This is the real purification of the soul. You can't purify your home. So let me tell you that right now, you will fail that miserably every day. But along the one who created it, you can make it pure again. And it can't be made pure, other than that repentance, that repentance is the beginning of fewer finals. So you need to realize that you serve a lord who is forgiving.
This is an attribute that the world has forgotten about the Creator is that He is merciful, that he is forgiving, that he is Latif and he is kind he is gentle, he is forbearing his patient.
This is the Lord that we serve as Muslims. And we as human beings should be fun. We as human beings should reflect that,
that I shall not be alone. And I was told by the prophet sallallahu wasallam that Indeed, Allah loves mercy.
And you will get from being merciful that which you will get for nothing else. And those who do not show mercy to other human beings will not be shown mercy by their creative. This is the pinnacle by which Islam revolves upon GFI, that ally is one and the mercy that a mark shows to his creation. Because if a lot did not have the amount of mercy that he possesses, none of us will exists. If a lot were only just, you would be punished for everything you do. Every Sunday you commit would be an immediate retribution. And none of us would be able to take it, we would have all either die from the retribution or killed our own selves, one or the other. But Allah is merciful to us. He gives us
that expanse of time and forbearance to repentance. But know that you don't have time, time is not promised to you.
You need to realize that you will live in a beautiful, beautiful purpose in this life, not only to worship a lot, but to know that you will not always do the right thing, you will not always make the right decision. You will not always choose the right path. But that is part of your experience as a Muslim. This is why you asked a lie
17 times a day to make sure that you are doing the right thing checking your own self, putting your own mahabhava into account accounting for your own self.
The brothers and sisters
we live in a world
truth has become known as false.
And false it has become known as true. The liar is known as the truthful. And the truth, God is known as the liar. And we don't know what's going on in the world is another confusion.
And I want to bring up something that even though we might not necessarily be point blank on the subject at hand, but it is the subject at hand today. And I could not give my first lecture since these incidences and
there's just no wait. There's very
it's very nostalgic that the last The first time I was here there was something very similar happening. Anyone who's seen that lecture from 2007.
There have been some confusion going on in the Muslim world. And this is part of our purification. We have to understand that
This concept, we have to understand how to deal with things.
There has been some confusion going on in the Muslim world about how to handle the recent incidences of blatant misrepresentation lies and slander against our beloved Prophet Mohammed.
And as I said before, in 2007, when the dangerous cartoons came,
there have been some good reactions. There have been some bad reactions, and there have been some overreactions.
But at the end of the day,
and I'm speaking this mostly to our guests, you have to understand the relationship that the Muslim has with the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, you have to understand this, monopolist firms have to understand this, because if they don't ever even try to look at it from this point of view, they will never understand their reaction, you'll never get it. If you don't grasp it like this.
And I'm repeating my wish in 2007.
We as Muslims are taught to love the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him more than we love our own mother.
More than we love our own father, more than we love our own soul, because he gave to us this beautiful way of life. Without him, there is no us. He was the first of us, meaning that he came at a time when there were no Muslims, there were no people worshipping Allah alone without his property. He is the beginning of all of this.
And we are taught to love him more than we love our own soul.
And if someone were to come up and insult you, in public, or insult your mother, and call her the worst names, call her the worst things in front of everyone in this room, you would boil inside. And anyone who says that they would not avoid inside isn't fooling no one with themselves, you would boy inside, if you had any type of relationship with your mother, you would boy. And your immediate reaction would be to respond. And your immediate response might not probably be the wisest response, if you had time to calm down and think about your response, or think about your reaction, you might react with emotion, you might get angry, and you might let the anger over spill into how you be.
And that is something no one would blame you for. That is why there is a stipulation within the criminal courts of America called crimes of passion. Crimes where a person becomes so overwhelmed with passion, or anger, or jealousness, when they don't think correctly. And that is taken into account within even the criminal law of America, and many other Western societies. Because you're not in your right state of mind.
When these and I have never even seen the movie.
I'm gonna tell you that right now. Not gonna go watch, you will never watch it, then look at the first cartoons, avoiding them, by all means necessary.
Because I will not allow the people who perpetrating these things to do what they want to do they want you to watch them. Why do you think they're there? Do you think that there's the non Muslims can see them? They're there for you to watch them. So every click you have given them has just solidified their whole purpose. Don't watch it if you haven't seen it yet. If so, we'll make some revisions.
But Muslims have become angry, and we have overreacted. We've done some things that I would say probably are outside of the way Islam would teach us to respond to this. But I understand the emotion. I understand the anger. I understand that because we live in a world where being put through so much. This is one thing that is highly sanctified. You can call me everything you want to call me but don't talk about my mother. And as a Muslim, you can call me whatever you want to call me. You can call me Randy had a towel and a camel jockey, whatever you want to call me, tell me where I go back where I came from, which I'm telling you right now that I only live a little ways
from here. So there's not far that I have to go.
But at the end of the day, I can deal with that. But don't talk about the greatest human beings that walk the faces. That's where I draw the line. Because you're talking about something you don't know. And your ignorance is only showing through. Because if you were to know the man that you're speaking about your own lips couldn't formulate the words that you're trying to put it just couldn't happen. So at the end of the day, I understand it, but I have to teach us that Islam teaches everything in moderation. Everything. Everything. We're not
allowed to go to the extreme than anything. Nothing, there is not one single thing. And it's time that you can be extreme, except for your love for your Creator. And your love for the Prophet Mohammed is
no limits on that. No Limit no limits on that. Unless it causes you committed just
less it causes you to committed and justice.
We need to take the example of above minus A lot of times, because we can say that we're defending the greatest human being on the face of the earth
by responding to things that he himself dealt with,
in a way that he didn't deal with him. We can't we can't get away with it. And I am not a person that will hold my tongue even against Muslims.
Because if I can't tell you the truth, then I don't have any business doing what I'm supposed to be doing because of the loss of Dena Avenue.
Oh you believe fear your Lord and always say what is right always say what is right no matter even if it's against my own show.
The Prophet Muhammad sallahu wa and he was send them dealt with slander himself. He was slandered. He was called a madman. He was called a magician. He was called a saucer. He was called things that I will not even repeat in public. He had camel guns thrown on him when he was praying. He had a Jewish woman who used to throw trash on his doorstep every single morning.
He was beaten by his uncle every single day when he used to go to the markets. His uncle, I would like I would chase him down to the markets, beating him and talk to him with stone. He dealt with the harshest treatment from his own family members, his own kinsmen his own town. And how did he deal with this? How did he respond to these incidences, and I'm only going to give you one, I'm only going to give you one that should clearly sum this up. And this shows you a human being who had his own soul in check. A human being that had his own soul in check.
There was a Jewish woman
who used to drop trash. How many of you know this story?
could take some advice. There was a Jewish woman. And for those who who say that, you know, Muslims and Jews can't coexist. We have a long history of coexisting
there was a Jewish woman who used to drop trash. She used to take her trash and drop it on his doorstep every single morning, he would come out of his door to trash and have to clean it up every single morning. Is there anyone here that does this every morning? Is there anyone here who their neighbor drops trash on the door every single morning.
And every morning, he would clean it up and go on about his business. wouldn't even say anything. would not say a word.
One morning, he came out. There was no trash on his door.
No trash on his door. So he was worried. So what did he do? He inquired about the woman. He asked what happened to this woman.
And someone told him she is sick.
She's very ill. Now most of our response, most of our responses in that situation would have been had
with yourself. You will be overjoyed
with the fact that there's no more trash on my door. I don't care how it's not there anymore. She gets run over by a bus and drive 30 miles we don't really care.
But a person who was sent as he is described rock Mattoon named him a mercy to mankind. He went to the woman's door,
knocked on the door and asked for permission to enter. And when he entered, his only question was to see how she was. He only showed her genuine concern that he was concerned for her well being.
This is a person whose care for humanity overcame everything else. His genuine care for human beings overcame even his own personal preferences, his own hardships, his own difficulties. Humanity came first Muslim, non Muslim, Judeo Christian, atheist Buddhist, it did not matter. These were human beings that were created in the same fashion that he was created. And this is how he viewed them. And they were all potential for success. Everyone was a potential success. So he not gonna do it inquired about the well being.
And when the woman saw his genuine concern for the man that she put garbage on his door every single day, she was overcome. She was overcome with this generosity and this concern that maybe nobody else would come. Maybe our own family has come with this man. Is that like
Ask me how I am. So what did she do?
She accepted Islam. She accepted the message that he was presenting, because she saw very clearly that this is a man who is on truth. This is a man who is following something much greater than what I or anybody else has. So she accepted his name at his house. And if I were to tell you the number of incidences that happened just like this, I would keep you here for hours and hours on end, hours and hours on end. And I'm not telling you something that I heard through third person narration I've heard from so and so from this and that we have verified chains of authenticity to prove every single one, or else I would not see.
This is the response that the Muslims need to have. There was once the doctor of the prophet SAW the love of it was sending
his own daughter
was walking by the notables of coloration. And I said I was gonna give you one, but I don't want you to leave here thinking, Oh, that was a a,
a single incident. That was a coincidence that was just a single incident. The daughter of the Prophet peace be upon him.
She was walking by the nobles of Christ one day, and they were calling. They were calling her father.
The insulted one. They were calling her father. Basically, the best translation is the insulting one, the one who has no honor, he is an insult.
And that hurts her very much. That hurts her very much. And she went home and started to cry. And when her father, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him came home, he asked him what like grind. She said, Father, you are the Messenger of Allah. You are the one sent to us by Allah.
The best of us, the purest of us, the most noble of us a lot of verifies in the Quran, we're in a banana Fulton alene, you are upon the most notable character. And they are calling you the insulted one.
Do you know what his response was? My dear daughter.
They are calling me something. And ally has named me.
The praise to him. So I don't know who they are talking about. They must be referring to someone else. This was his simple response to this notice that the person they're talking about is not me. The person who they're talking about in this cartoon is not the Prophet Mohammed that I know. So how can I say they tell you this is an insult against the prophets of Allah, because they're talking about someone totally different.
They're talking about some fictional character that they've made up.
It is not the man who taught me Islam. It is not the person who was referred to in the Quran, it is not the person who see that I have read about for 14, almost 14 years, they have made up some fictional character and call them Mohammed. And I'm supposed to get angry over that. For what, for what reason, or they were intending to insult me you won't be the first time and will not be the last.
So we need to put things in their proper place. The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said there was a time for this. And there was a time for that. There was a time for this and a time for that. We live in a world right now. Where we don't have the position in place to put our foot down. You have to understand that live in reality brothers and sisters, we don't have the position or the place to put our foot down.
And the world knows this very well. The world knows this very well. So they want to push and they're going to poke and they're going to prod and they're going to antagonize and they're going to instigate and then wait to do all of these things. Because they want you to act the way they have already portrayed you. They want to push you into acting in a way that they have already built you up to me.
And when we respond with the exact response that they want, we verify the exact statements that are coming out. We give them what they want. We lose. We lose every single time and we don't see it. We think that we are showing them