Reflecting On Death
Channel: Yusha Evans
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see beyond what's in front of me, pretty much
how many of you
are afraid of winds coming at the end of your life?
If you're not afraid, and there's an issue, we should all be afraid of death.
But there's something about death in the grave before I get into it.
You know, I shot on the alarm on said the prophet SAW Omar and he said that one day said,
Whoever doesn't like to meet Allah, and Allah does not like to meet them. But whoever loves to meet Allah, Allah loves to meet them. You see, there's something beautiful about the companions, they understood things. I knew exactly what the prophet Lisa was talking about, was talking about death. But she didn't concept what he meant. She said, You're a solo luck. There's not one of us but we dislike death. we dislike death. Why do we dislike death?
has an adversary Rahim? Allah Allah was once asked that why do we dislike death so much? He said, because
you have built your life in this dunya and you have to destroy your
so you hate to leave that what you have built for that what you have destroyed it. This is what causes us to hate them so much. So I said
there's not one of us that doesn't dislike death. He said That's not what I meant. He said What I meant was that when the believers Time of death comes, he's given these slides hidings, like I told you today. And after he's given those glad tidings, nothing becomes more pleasing to Him than what's in front of him. So death for him is a welcome sight. There's even one companion, I can't remember his name. He died much later, after they died. And his son said he heard his father when he was dying, say, and he was speaking to the angel of death, that I looked for you many times on the battlefield, I looked for you, I chased you down to the sake of luck. And yet here you are finding
me in my head. He said. So when the death of the believer comes, that's the most beloved thing to them. Therefore, they want to meet a lot. They're desirous of standing in front of a law. They're so desirous of standing in front of a law that in their grave, they're saying are famous, I
established our motto. So Allah is ready to meet that I'm pleased with meeting them, he wants to meet them.
But for the disbeliever when death comes to them, and they realize what lies in front of them, then what is in front of them is the most detestable thing to them. And the last thing they want to do is meet alone. Therefore, they do not wish to meet a lot more does not wish to me, then. So we're all going to have that fear of death. But one thing you should be assured of is if you live a righteous life, that righteous life in righteously, it ends righteously. If you live up right, you will die of rain, you will die with dignity and honor. But the opposite is also true. If you live a life displeasing to Allah, and it doesn't mean we're not going to make mistakes. Because you're going to
make mistakes. I wish I could talk and I'm going to talk about that to the youth tomorrow. So if any of you want to attend the youth, Allah, come tomorrow.
It's not that you're going to not make mistakes. But when you fix your relationship with Allah, and you die upon that pure relationship with your loan, then insha Allah, Allah, things will be much easier. I only wanted to sing that because I didn't want to begin with more framing information, which unfortunately, we agreed is all about frightening information. I wanted to give you something, something that couldn't sit over there, but they shouldn't come in and destroy all of our goodness, we're gonna go home tonight, asleep. If you don't sleep tonight is a good sign of him. And
we spoke today about the death of the believers and the disbelievers and the goodbye and how that in would come and one of those two ways. Does anybody know of any third way that that could happen? Is there a third way that exists?
Now that we know of, now that we know of one of two ways, either with bliss or with misery,
the prophet alayhi salatu salam,
excuse me of man, or the alarm, his slave, he said that when Osman would ever stand next to a grave, he would cry, he would weep. So his servant asked him, and I don't even like to use the word slave anymore. Why?
It comes to this because it's it's it's a word that's taken on a new meaning I would rather use the word servant, because this is how slaves are treated at this time they were treated like servants like people who were indentured working for you. And they were treated much better than slaves, as we understand it, but his servant asked him, Why, why do you weep so much when you stand in the grave, his beard will become wet. But when you hear about Jelena and nada, you don't wanna, you don't cry when you hear about gender, or normally you stand in front of a grave, you cry to your beard is wet, what's going on with you have
said, I heard the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam tell us that the grave is the first station.
It's the first station of the earth. And if you pass by that station, will, then everything that comes after it will be well. But if you don't survive that station, well, then nothing that comes after it will be well. So this is why I cry, because I guess I know Gemma and all is there, but I know if I don't make it past his grave, not gonna make it not gonna make it, you have to understand that.
We're traveling through existence. Our souls were created long ago, long ago in the lines of a father Island. And he said, I'm and we gave a lot.
And our station started, our first stop in that station
was birth, we entered into this world, we entered into the first phase of our existence beyond the soul that Allah created.
And we live in this world, and we stay in that station for a short amount of time 1015 2030 5060 100. And our time is getting shorter and shorter, people are living shorter and shorter, and this is going to continue to increase like that. Then when we reach our death, that station, we get on and we transport to a new station, and that station is the grave. And if we make it past that station, just like if we've made it past this station, then the next station will be even easier. So we have to understand that the next place we will go is our great How many of you have ever moved in your life, you've ever moved from one house to another,
always had enough hands for as many times I moved, when you move from one place to another.
You take all your provisions with you, you take all of your stuff with you and you get to a new place. And you decorate and you make it look nice, or the women decorate it and make it look nice. And it becomes your home. Right? It's comfortable, correct. And you spend a lot of money and time and effort to make it comfortable. You buy a nice couch, comfortable couch, you get a nice big TV, it's so big that the people on the TV are bigger than you sitting in front of them. You do everything you can to make that homey yes or no.
Do you know where the last place in this world you're gonna move to is your grief. That's the last place you're gonna move in this life is your grieving that's going to be your final resting place, and your body will become food for the worms. And my brother was telling me just earlier reminded me of something that I've seen a number of times, I've great fresh gravy and Doug you putting the body in it. And I've seen this brothers seen it as well. They told me today, as soon as the body goes, you start seeing the worms come out before we're even able to put dirt on them the worms were coming out on the sides of the grave. I
mean, this is just the reality brothers and sisters, that's the last place you will move. Well guess what your your your your grave is going to be furnished as well. It's going to be furnished either with things from gentlemen or things from
one of the two. And those tours polar opposite as you can get. So while you're fixing your house here to be comfortable, you need to remember that last house you're going to stay in, because you're going to stay there for quite a while. You're going to be there for who knows how long, but that will be your final resting place in this life before you go into the last station, which is after which after that death will be smarter and there will be no more. There will be no more after that.
Now the grave
is a frightening place because the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said,
I have never seen more frightening scene than the grief. I've never seen something that disturbs me as badly as the grave did. I've never seen a more frightening or disturbing scene than the grave. And
that should be frightening to us because there's a lot of disturbing things we're going to see that the judgment is going to be the craziest thing. But the green is the most frightening scene because we don't make it fast that you don't make it anywhere else.
Because the grave is the last and final test of the believer also. The grave is dark. It's a dark place. There's no light, it's dark is dark can get the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam. He
a woman died. When he was to clean the masjid. She died she passed away and the companions buried her back
I didn't wake up the messenger of a law, civil law it was they just buried him. And when he woke up, he inquired about her. And I can go on a tangent with this Heidi, about how much the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam valued every single person. Even the woman who cleaned the masjid, he noticed her missing right away. Right away. He understood she wasn't there. This is the type of love
he had for us and for humanity. This is why he was referred to Lila I mean for sure. She was a blessing to us and he's still immersing to us. He noticed he wasn't there. So he asked what happened. And they say you have so much time they want to wake you up. He said, Show me and
show me her grave. He went to her grave and he made a law for her. And he said these graves are full of darkness. These graves are full of darkness. But Allah illuminates these graves and their occupants by my virtue of my prayer for them, he illuminates the grave by the virtue of my salon upon them.
So the grave is going to be someplace that is very dark. Do anybody know here another way because
upon any of our grades, are there other ways the letter rings? Does anybody know of any other way that you can bring light into your grave? Because without light, I mean you have nothing you don't know what's going on? is the most disturbing thing.
Imagine locking yourself in a dark room completely dark. Can you see the hand in front of your face for a week? Would you go crazy? go nuts. Imagine this for the entire resting you really can't see anything.
Is there any other way to light our greens?
praying, there are certain praise.
They can put light in your grave. You know those prayers are
fungible, domestic, because the problem is those who are regular coming to the masjid, Allah will give them like the green. Why? Because they went out in the darkness to worship him before he won't allow their grave to be dark. Now we do have a little bit of a leg up on that because the companions when they went out for a job, it was dark. There were no street lights and car lamps and it was dark.
But in sha Allah Allah we can read that same award by getting out of your house, getting in your vehicle, driving to the masjid, for pleasure, Alicia Medina, there are a couple of other ways, but we'll talk about them if we get time because we have to get through everything, especially before the brothers are recording equipment runs out.
this grave will squeeze every single soul, every single living being displaced into the grave, it will squeeze it will squeeze it it will squeeze your heart.
We were created from this earth Yes. Therefore in essence, this earth is like our first moment is like our first one. This is where I'm not created as from therefore when you come back to it, then it was so easy. I'll give you a nice big hug like your mother would. But for the believer that squeeze is short, and then the grave. Let's go for the disbeliever It doesn't matter. it squeezes together until the ribs interlock and it just stays like that it is very painful.
We know for sure that the grey squeezes every single individual because the Prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam said that if the grave would have saved one person from a squeeze it would have been so insulting Does anyone know what that would that so and so was
sad even more I've sad even more as around the world and Masha Allah. I mean, when you want to talk about heroes and champions of the ceiling celebrities sat in a more iron is way up there on the list, because he's the only individual that will have any recorded history of of something happening especially for him.
Saturday, how many of you know who it is by the way?
If not, then we need some some serious theater causes going on Saturday, Moran was a leader of one of the great tribes of Medina in a way you know what tribe he was from.
He's the leader of Australia. And he was given that our Bibles and even who may or may allow another champion for the for the youth, a 17 year old boy who brought the entire city of Medina to Islam, Masha Allah, well, except for the Jews and some other hypocrites along the way. But he brought that even more either into Islam inside even though I really wanted to kill him in the beginning, but it was his eloquence of
man, but nevertheless Southern NORAD,
defense defending Islam with everything he had, and the Battle of conduct came
and he was injured in a skirmish. He was injured more till he was dying.
After the Battle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had to address one issue right away. Does anyone know what that is? Oh, as you should know, I don't like to talk, I like to ask questions, I need you to think.
Remember what we talked about last time, if I can change how you think I can change your entire life, indeed, gotta get you to think.
What is the Prophet alayhi salatu salam went to do he went to address the Jews who betrayed him. And he surrounded their income and or their city rights outside of Medina. And they called for an arbitrator. They said, Let someone arbitrate for us. He said, okay, pick your arbitrator. They said Saturday and Mara, because he had always been friendly to them. So they brought seven even more add on a piece of wood, drag him in. And he, as you all should know, said do you accept me as your arbitrator? They said, Yes, he said that the my decision is all the men to be slaughtered, to be killed because of their betrayal, and for the woman and children to be taken captives. I mean, this
was this was war, the entire Islamic State was at jeopardy. The Prophet Lisa had to slam heard of this and we can't lie about history. Prophet alayhi salatu salam heard of this and he said they have ruled with the ruling of Allah is messenger.
Now sadly, Morehead died shortly after this. And the Prophet Lisa had to slam stood by his side and he started to weep. And he said something very profound about seven more than you might know what he said about him on his death.
He said, The arsh of Allah shook at the death of Solomon and
then among those add even more added so much, Allah loved me so much that is thrown shook
at the death of Saturday. So we have to say
about these people. So the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said, about Saudi and wired in the squeezing of the grave. This one he's saying it at his funeral, he said, this one for whom the throne of Allah shook, for whom the gates of heaven were open for him, and whom 70,000 angels attended his janessa. Lawson 70,000 over the melodica
down to make dinner as a facade in mind, and the game's agenda will just open for before he ever got.
You see Saturday more It was a regular human being. It wasn't it wasn't a superhero. It wasn't a prophet, it wasn't a messenger, he was a man just like your eyes. Look at the status he obtained. He didn't get it from money, wealth and fame. He got it from his dedication to his messenger.
The Prophet said about him, that he has been squeezed once by the grave, and they let him go. And he said, If anyone were to be saved from the squeezing of the greedy, they would have been sad and his wife does how much I loved him that if anyone could have been spared from the squeezing the grave, it would have been here, but the grain squeezed him and let him go. So all of us are going to get that squeeze, get ready for it. And it's going to squeeze you very hard. welcome you back. But if you aren't a believer in sha Allah, that will let go, that will let go. Even children according to most of the argument, there's some debate about children, but even children will be squeezed by the
The ground is going to welcome you back.
Now, after these terrors, the squeezing the questioning the darkness, will come to trial with the grief. And we spoke about that earlier today. But I want you to understand one concept about this question in the grief. Because what I've heard from Muslims too long, is that I'm not worried about my questioning in my grave. I know who ally is I know who the message is. I know what Islam is. And I'm very worried by that statement. Because if you feel safe against the interrogation of the grave, you're already gone astray. You've already gone astray.
The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam and this is narrated by Medina z from today. He said two very harsh angels and the Prophet alayhi salatu salam used
the word harsh to very harsh angels will come into the grave. And they will sit him up and say, Who is your Lord? Who is your messenger? What was I mean? What was your religion Who is your prophet?
And then he quoted the higher the verse from the Quran. He said, Allah will keep firm those who believe with the word that stands firm in this world and I'm leaving out all the army because we all speak English. Just cut to the chase. He said Allah will keep firm those in this world army alone, keep firm those who believe with the world that stands firm in this world properly. So that's what I was discussing. This is about the questioning and the grave that Allah will keep the believers firm on that name.
It's called the steadfast heart that is the armor carries on into the grave. If you live a life of Islam and remember, I gave a lecture about a sitcom I think my very first time here. No, I didn't yet.
But someone who lives a life of his department mean meaning remaining steadfast upon the truth as the Prophet Lisa
I can't remember the name of the companion who asked him. He said, Give me an advice, which after it, I will never have to ask anyone anything else. He said, cool.
Cool. amento realizamos doc. He said, Okay, give me something else that's too easy. He said a good amount to be learning from Mr. Kim say I believe in a lot of remain steadfast. So someone who lives a life like that steadfast upon the truth, when they die and go into this grave of law remains them steadfast, they are able to answer these interrogatories with no problems whatsoever. And one of the most beautiful thing is, and I cut some of it out of the clipboard today.
Because we're running out of time, when the believers laid in the grave, and those angels come in question him.
When he sits up, the prophet alayhi salatu salam says it will be made, it'll look like sunset to him, it'll look like Mullen, when he sits up alone will make it look like it's motive in front of him. And so his first question will be What does anyone know? I said it very briefly today, if you were listening,
he will ask something. Let me pray. You see, this is the proof of this the karma of the believer, even after the trials of death, and the fear of death, and the fitting of the grave, and these angels standing in front of him fierce. The first thing he says he sees is time to play, let me pray.
And the angels tell him, there'll be plenty of time for that. You have plenty of time for that.
He'll say my lord is along. My religion is Islam. And my prophet is Mohammed savani. then allow respond.
Messiah spoken the truth. But let me tell you something.
For those of you who think that this question is going to be easy,
you're going to be quite shocked and fooled if you don't fix up right now. Because the only people who are going to be able to say robiola in the grave are people who live
in this life. The law in the run was a law. They didn't just say it, they lived it. You have to understand that. This is why I'm very adamant about Muslims. Going back to the basics. We don't even understand the basics. We don't even understand Ruby.
We don't understand the meaning of Allah.
So if we don't understand that in this life, how do you think we're going to answer that question properly in the next, you know, there gonna be some people in the grading when they're asking the wrong book. They're gonna say my job.
My job was to pay my bills. Remember, I talked about that last time. I know I talked about that last time, about changing how you think, for the deen of Allah was with me, that a lot of us is running. If you get any money in your pocket, it's from Allah. If you put any food in your mouth, it is from Allah. If you take any breath in this life, it is from Allah. When you understand that, from the Allah will not be hard for you in your room.
We have to understand that you have to understand who Allah is. You have to know your Lord. This is what a lot of commanders in the Quran flatland.
have knowledge and understanding of labor law, you have to know what it means. This is why one of the very first things that was pounded into my head when I started learning Islam properly under people of knowledge was I was made to learn about philosophy, three fundamental principles of Islam to answer these questions, man, Raku woman, the woman that
we have to get on this brothers and sisters, because this is all doesn't matter. If you don't have these three questions now in this life. Forget about it in the next. also someone who says, my religion is Islam. Is it was it?
Or did you say your religion was Islam? Was Islam a government that you put on when it was convenient? Or when it fit the kit? vvv atmosphere you know, you get dressed for different occasions. You don't dress the same for a fancy dinner with your in laws as you do lounging around the house. Was Islam just another garment for you, that you put on when it was convenient and then took off when it was inconvenient? If that's the case, you can forget about answering the question properly, or one of the biggest plagues within the Muslim community.
And I am making that statement because I've experienced it firsthand. One of the biggest plays facing the Muslim community right now is culture,
culture, culture overriding the Dean of alaris was doing it the back home Wait, is destroying our Deen. It's destroying our communities. It's destroying families, watching it with my very own eyes culture overriding Islam. So when you go to your grave, and they say, oh my Dino, meaning how did you live your life? Some of us may answer. My religion was Bengali. My religion was Indian my religion was
because I thought you lived your life, not according to Quran and Sunnah.
According to how it's done where you came from, it's destroying families, we need to fix it. We need to fix it. If not the older generation, at least the youth need to fix that. Leave that word. Cut it off. Now, let it go. abilities Nabila cast this cast that who cares when you go in your grave? It's going to be no distinguishing anymore.
Also, when you ask when who who is your profit?
If the only thing you know is Muhammad Rasulullah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you only say that because that's what you were taught to say. I don't know how you're going to answer that question properly, because you don't know him. If you can't tell me.
What was the age of him when he died? When was he born? What is his father's name? What is his mother's name? His uncle? What tribe did he come from? Where was he born?
How did he live his life? What did he look like? How did he eat his food? How did he go to the bathroom? How did he drink water? How did he spend his life with his children and his wives? How did he treat other human beings? If you can tell me all of that, don't sit here and tell me you know who the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam is? Because you don't know anything? How are you living your life? If you don't know any of this?
That's the whole thing I'm trying to get about culture and things of this nature. It's not just because you were taught that way. But you need to know why I eat like this because the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam told us cool Yemeni. That's why
that's what we need to understand. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He once said to his companions, I wish to meet my brothers.
Mashallah, I love this, I need to understand. He said, I wish to meet my brothers. The companion said, Are we not your brothers? He said, No, you are in my hand, and my companions, different level.
He said, my brothers will come at the end of time. And they will have believed in me and never seen me
mash up. And he said the reward of one of them is like the reward of 50. And they said who 50 of us are 50 to 50 of the reward for one of them will be like the reward of 50 of you Subhana Allah, he said, I wish to beat them. I beg and I beg and plead for Allah, to let me be one of those people whom the Messenger of Allah said he wants to meet because I want to meet him. But
the orlimar that I've spoken to about this, having said that, the reason why they said the Lord is so great, is because at the end of time, they didn't have days, there will be people who will be establishing Islam again, it will have almost vanished from the face of the earth.
And people will be establishing an animal on earth with Orion and like it deserves once again, but they will be doing it without me. Without the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam. They're not like the companions who can go and ask questions, and a lot of other Adela will answer through the prophets on the Law Center. They don't have that they have the Quran and the books of Hadith. And that's it and they are establishing the deen of Allah, and they are fighting for the truth to be known. This is why the rule is so great because they're doing it with no leadership. They have nothing and we have nothing right now.
So let's hope that we have a chance in sha Allah Allah to become some of those people in sha Allah.
So if you don't know the messenger of a masa Lawson and like that, if you don't know your deen like that, and you don't know Allah like that, then these questions are gonna be tough for you. These questions are gonna be tough for you. And you need to start trying to solve these problems and you need to make sure in every salon you're asking Allah,
senior official four things, the first thing
What do you suppose the first thing you seek refuge from at the end of Moore's Law after the discharge?
From the grief, first thing and properly sacral center, he says, Seek refuge from that grief, even before the trials of life and death, sacrificial decree.
And then what?
these trials of life and death seek refuge from the trials of life and death. Number three,
from from the Antichrist and the dogen you need to seek refuge from these things. So we have to realize that we need to fix that situation in sha Allah tala beg Allah azza wa jal to make your grave an easy place. We spend so much time making dua for Allah to make this life easy for us.
And he is not meant to be easy. But we need to be asking ALLAH is to make the next life easy for us. Make our grade easy for us make our questioning easy for us. Make our Africa easy for us. Because that's the reality. Despite if you never know you never know when you make it. Someone makes
Truly players in this life will be treated like the worst human being on the face of the earth.
They will get there is no true justice in his life. That's my answer for atheist when they say there's no God because there's no justice. I say there's no justice. When you look at this world, yeah, there isn't. There's no true justice that can be mended out in this life. Why? Because we are the human beings trying to do the justice and we're not perfect people, we're going to make mistakes, I said, I'm gonna ask you that the justice will be done by Allah was perfect. That is how we see that very simply, when you when you extend this life out to that, you see that justice will be done. a tyrant can get away with whatever he thinks he got away with in this life. But the moment
that reaches him, he will start to pay for it. And all accounts will be settled in front of alarma to judgment. That's another thing I want to issue. As a side note, any problems you ever have with another human being fix it
right away, fix it right away. Or else you will be standing in front of alone, the dangers of solving these big rings that we have in this life, and you will only be worth it that day, but you will have no choice, the solid, fix the problems you have with people in this life, fix it and fix it today, or at least try to make an effort.
Also, when the disbeliever dies, and he's asked these three questions, or someone who can't answer these three questions, Allah azza wa jal says about this slave, my slave is light. And you know what the angels say about him? Or her when they say I don't know, man, Roebuck I don't know, you know, what the angels response is? May you never know,
oh, my God, look, I don't know, maybe you never know. Maybe, I don't know, maybe you never know, they may go against you, that may you never know who it is.
We have to understand the real concepts of these things. When
fit, almost dying, and I like to mention cycles to break up your, your monotony of your your your attention span, when film was dying, or when the water was crashing down upon him, What did he say?
I believe in the Lord of moves, do you know who was present there at that time and what he was doing jabril acnm was there, he told the Prophet later that I was dead when when your own was getting crushed. And you know what he was doing?
Putting sand and stones in his mouth. So he would not say what he was saying.
We have to understand that Allah azzawajal is most merciful. But when you go across the line, when you reach across the various bars, which is also swift and justice, you bring was shoving things in his mouth. So that he would not say what he was saying. But then he realized that Allah was not going to accept this down. So you just met him. I mentioned that to let you know that you don't think you can wait to the last moment. Don't wait to the last moment. Because it's not going to work like that. That battle that we have with them, never ends until the day we breathe our last breath. You cannot wait to the last minute if you haven't lived your life. Now. cheban is going to be there
your death is going to make sure or try to make sure that you don't say the things you need to say. We know some of this information
from the statements that properly Serato Sam and other companions. But one beautiful story about this is the story of
when he was on his deathbed. When he was on his deathbed, his son Abdullah was there. And he said, I heard my father saying when he was going in and out of the stupor of death, which I wanted to mention, but we're gonna run out of time. I don't have time to talk about
the intoxication of this.
But when he was going in and out of these stupors of death, his son heard him saying, No, not yet. No, not yet. And he was worried that his father was buckling in the last minute buckling. So when his father woke up, he said, Father, I heard you saying, No, not yet. No, not yet. What are you saying? He said, My son shot bombs in his room.
And he's biting his fingers, saying to me, I have lost you and I have lost you. And I am telling him No, not yet. No, not yet. Meaning that until I leave this life until my soul is taken out of my body, I'm not free from you. That's the reality of this life. shaitan will be there if he was there for me.
Oh, better believe he might not even come for you, he might just want to share it because you might not be strong enough to even deal with it. We have to be afraid of these things we need to worry. We worry about the wrong things. These are the things that should worry us. These are the things that should keep us up at night. When you wake up in the middle of night. This is what you should think about the grave. And if you think about the grave, trust me, you will get your behind
and stand in front of a lot as well.
And I also asked you all to do something if you ever have the chance, except for the Sisters of course. If you ever have a chance to attend with a company
just tell them to give you two minutes
Get down in that grave. I've tried actually tried it in the meeting.
I was falling there, I jumped in and didn't have to
lay down in the grave, and look up and just lay there for a minute and realize that this will be your reality one day, and then they'll be putting the dirt. It'll change how you think. It'll change your entire perspective on what's important in life. When you realize this is where I'm going to end up for sure. One thing
they almost started throwing the dirt on me so I
got out of the grief. They were
also not properly so that was Salam. He at first did not know that this ummah we tried in the grave. He wasn't aware of that information. He didn't know we will be trying to grieve.
Once I showed the Allah and the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam was sitting around. And the messenger of Allaah came to me.
And there was a Jewish woman with me and she said, Do you not think that you'll be tested in the green? The Prophet alayhi salatu salam said, You beat us in the grave, meaning the Jews, you will be tested in the grave, not us.
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
After a few nights, I just broke the law. And I said he came back to her and said, Do you know that it's been revealed to me that he will also be tested in the grave.
So he didn't know at first and it was information that was later on revealed to him.
I said when the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after that day, and they did not go by, without me hearing him seek refuge from the grief, the trail of the grief after that information was given to him not a day went by in his life, he would always seek refuge from along or below him in other state as much as you can save as much as you can.
Also, as a small side note, this is more information than anything else. The grave does not always necessarily mean that hole in the ground
doesn't mean necessarily the whole amount. Because what about someone who dies and is cremated? Are they going to try the grave? Are there any questions? Are they gonna be tested? Are they gonna be squeezed? Absolutely, all of that will happen for them. Someone who dies at sea, someone who dies in their body is never found, they will go through all of these same experiences. Because the grave is the bottles on the table. That's the grave, the grave is also the motorcycle barrier between you in this life.
So no matter how you did, the grave will be similar to the trial of at the jail, and the Prophet les Serato. Slim, as all of you should know, say that there is no greater trial from the time of day seven to the time of the day, it just migrated. And
that's why you should also seek refuge with the travel of adventure every day, every day. We need to be mentioning that Jen, do you know why the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said that the gel will come out until people start talking about as long as you continue to talk about him, he stays away, he stays away because he knows you're going to point him out. We know we know what it looks like we know you so he's going to stay away. The moment people stop mentioning the gender Forget about him. That's when he will come because he didn't fool the people. He can fool the people. So and especially for sisters, because the gel will totally fool women more than easily more than anybody
else. So please Why I don't know. Maybe he's gonna be amazing, I don't know.
But seek refuge from the trail of the gel, just like you seek refuge from the trail of the grave.
Also, the prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam
said he used to hear that he would hear the voices of the people in the grave here and the torment the year everything was going on. I don't even know if any human being can begin to comprehend. Hearing that all the time. When you pass by grade, you can hear what's going on, you can see what's going on. You can understand what's happening in these grades.
And we know the Prophet alayhi salatu salam had this knowledge because he wants to pass by two rails. And he said the people in these grades are being tormented. But they're not being tormented for anything major. That's why I'm telling you need to be careful with this green thing. He said they're not being tormented for anything major. The first one is being tormented. Because he did not protect themselves from being sold with urine. He didn't keep his clothes clean. So he's being tormented and ready for that. And the other one is being tormented is great for anybody. No, backbiting, slander,
backbiting, slander, be careful what you say about people when they're not around. So he took a branch, a green branch of a tree, broken half and stuck it in the ground and said, I make that a lot of torment, at least as long as these things stay green.
So we know people are tortured in their grave. And we know the Prophet alayhi salatu salam heard these things. And he said that I would allow all of you to hear it. He told his companions, I would allow you to hear what's going on in these grades. But if I did that, I'm worried you would never marry anybody ever again. If we died, we would just toss each other on the side of the road. We would never put somebody in the ground, knowing what's waiting for them. So he said, I'm not
gonna let you hear those things he said, but every living being other than us in the gym hearings, they hear it they hear these things.
will Muslims be punished in their graves?
We know all the disbelievers are going to be punished the believers about their punishment in the grave, we know that the believers will also some of them be punished in the grave. Some people who are destined for jinn may be punished in their grave. And it may be that Allah gives them that punishment to grant them entry into their sins have amassed to a point where they need to be cleaned, they need to be cleaned, and they weren't cleaned properly in this life. So a lot of torments them in the grave, in order to raise them within the army, the adjustments, and maybe people like that.
Don't count. Don't try to count on that. Because we also know that any trial I believe it goes through, it removes this in just like the knees fall from the trees in autumn. So this is one of the greatest trials so it removes a lot of sin. A lot of the torment that we feel in the grave is going to inshallah alleviated from some of the punishment that they had, isn't it but you don't want to trade those two things. fix that now.
Reasons for punishment, the grave, I'm going to give you just a few, a few that we because there's so many any sin will cause and punishment agree but there are a few things that you need to understand that we need to deal with causes punishment, the grave. There are gentlemen specific reasons for punishment in the grave. And the general category we know we have ignorance of a lot, disbelief, sugar, all of these things are the general categories, but there are specific things that will cause you to be punished in the grave. One of them we know for sure is urine. urine, not cleaning yourself not doing these things or properly not making proper cleaning after use the
bathroom can cause you to be punished in the grave. It's a serious issue. Because as we know, the prophet alayhi salatu salam said the horror ugliness is half man, half of our entire Eman. Muslims are not allowed to be dirty. We're not supposed to be dirty at any time at any place. Because one thing I can tell you about the Prophet Mohammed somewhere I sent him
he was poor, right?
He was so poor that he got embarrassed about going to the patch maker to put more patches on his toe up he would mend his own clothes. But one thing I can tell you about the process almost suddenly, you will not find for me one authentic narration that said he was dirty ever he ever was dirty. Or that he ever went out without his hair didn't combs or that he ever went out with his, with his oil with his beard being oil, or his teeth made gleaming white from the mist swag, or a smile on his face. never known for that he was known for his beautiful mannerism, especially when it came to cleanliness and how he carried himself. That's something we need to learn from Sharma. And I'm
telling you that because I've been in way too many bathrooms and two universities, I see how we are. We have to fix these things and
also, backbiting, slandering, talking about other people can be a cause for your torment and the grave, as we know from earlier. So be careful what you say about somebody behind their back. If you want a good barometer, whether you're backbiting or not, ask yourself what I say this about this person in their face.
What I say the same thing, if they were sitting in the room listening, if you wouldn't, don't say it, just keep it.
Keep it to yourself.
And if you have something negative to say about someone, say it to them, address them with something, try to make them a better person. Because by slandering all you're seeking to do is put them down. So all you're trying to do you're trying to make yourself feel better by putting them down and it'll never work, you'll never feel better about yourself.
Also, which this is something that we don't have to worry about is
taking from the war booty taking things that don't belong t in the profit later on to someone said there was a man who died in the companions were praising an
evil prophet eSATA slam said he's being punished evening torment in his grave because of a cloak that he took from the word booty without before it was distributed. So he's punished in his grave for these things.
Also, someone who's in debt will be detained in their grave, there'll be a cause for punishment in their grave that meaning if you owe someone money, pay it back, pay it back, pay it back. And if you can't pay it back, then seek some mercy from the debtor. This is the solution. This time you go to the debtor say Look, I don't have it. I can't give it to you and that debtor should if they are good Muslim,
either give you an extension. Or Allah says the best thing is to just release it. Just release it. And we also know that Zika can be distributed out for that reason to take care of the deaths of individuals, because there was one man who died and the Prophet lays that out to Sarah
or his his.
His brother wanted to distribute his wealth amongst his children and relatives. So how should I distribute that properly so that they can pay off his debts? First, could you brothers
go pay off his debts first before you even give anything to his family, he wouldn't go pick take care of his debts. So I went and paid off his debts. And I came back and I said, O Messenger of Allah, I've paid them back, except for two dinars which a woman claimed he owed, but she had no proof. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam said, Give it to her for her right? Given just give it to her, right. So if you have a debt that people try to take it back, try to pay it back. Insha, Allah to IRA
now some of the things that can prevent us from having Toma and the grave
things that can protect us are the general things which we know like saw
all the good actions and the good deeds that can do it.
But there was also the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam told us that righteous deeds will protect the person in the grave because even taymiyah Rahim Allah to Allah He said, according to the famous Hadith of
the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam said, the disease can hear the footsteps departing from him, and if he was a believer, and this what I spoke about earlier in the in the,
in the cookbook, if he was a believer,
then your Salah comes and stands by his head, stands guard
his cm stands to his right, his aka stands to his left. And he thought about his other general good needs stand by his feet. So the when these angels come, they protect him, they become a barrier, a shield for him. So these good deeds can protect you in the grave your setup can protect you in the grave. I don't think we understand how much stuff like this for us. We own does a lot for the machine, but I don't think we understand how much it does for us. It increases us in this life. Because we know there's two angels that come down every morning. One of them makes the door What
Oh Allah increase those who give to you. And the other one says Allah destroy that those who withhold from you. So we know that they increase in this great we know the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said one of the ozone taking this life is my na casa mallamma Salah, you can't decrease wealth by giving a charity, you can only increase it, it's a commodity that continues to increase. Our soda will stand in our graves and protect us on the Day of Judgment, or sadhaka will be the shade that we stand under. If you're not blessed to stand in the shade of the throne of Allah. The only other shade that will exist within the shade is Allah. Some people will have the shade of of like, I don't
know, pity, it's all you're gonna have that little bit of shade, everything else is gonna be scorched. Some people will have the shade inside of the size of a frizzy, some people will have shade so big, that probably 110 standard, and it will be cool underneath. So your setup can take you a very long way. Remember that gentleman?
And then when the angels come these four things, they're standing around him, tell them you cannot approach me.
You can approach me you can't come from this side.
I used to be the one who said a woman came to her and said, may Allah protect you from the tone of the grave. So she asked the Messenger of Allah about the tone of the grieving he said yes, seek refuge from the tone of the grave. He said after that and never seen the messenger below make any salaah without asking for the torment of the grave.
Also, he said to his companions, many times in many occasions seek refuge from the grave and they would right away say now the bitter human have their little cover.