Remembering The Grave
Channel: Yusha Evans
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A motivational Khutbah
Today I'll try to be short and sweet.
I'm only going to talk about something that
is synonymous to all human beings. You know, there's a lot of things that
people are promised, you're promised.
A good job, if you go to school, you're promised good pay, if you get that good job. You turn on the TV, I don't know how many promises you might see a day. Your problem is that if you sign up for this service, you'll get this one's free and this and there's all kinds of promises that are delivered to people these days. And
you know, that's part of the marketing of this life, is trying to sell you something everybody's always trying to sell you something by making promises.
You know, Allah azza wa jal has tried to sell us something by making us promises.
He's sold those gentlemen, by giving him back our free will and doing what he wants us to do with our lives. He's promised as hell if we refuse that offer. But there's one thing he's promised every single human being.
It doesn't matter where they come from, what country or what land you came from, doesn't matter what language you speak, doesn't matter how rich or how poor you are, doesn't matter what job you have had or going to have. Doesn't matter whether you're a Muslim, a Buddhist, an atheist, a Hindu, no religion, agnostic. Allah has made one promise to every single human being, coolness and
every soul will taste death. And the word that Allah uses is so beautiful, that you will taste it, because it's not the end. It's just the beginning. This is only the beginning. But it is a promise that Allah has made to every single human being, that you will in this little phase in this dunya, which means nothing. this dunya in the eyes of Allah is not worth the window mosquito. This world which the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was with his companions one day, and they passed by a dead carcass on the side of the road. And he picked it up and said, which one of you and it was deformed? By the way? He said, which one of you would buy this carcass from me for one day?
They said Dr. rasulillah, none, none of us would take it even if you offered it for free. He said no, that this world and everything that is in it means less to Allah than this dead carcass means to you. So this phase that we're living in now, Allah has promised every soul will taste the end of it. And then Allah azza wa jal goes on to promises. colusa in halleck, everything will perish. Allah has created everything in this life, for it to perish one day, it was never meant to exist permanently, it will all disappear. Except the face of Allah azza wa jal. So, I'm going to tell you about an event today.
That will come to every single one of you, it will reach you, it will find you. No matter where you go. No matter how far you try to hide yourself, this event will find you.
And this event will find you in only one of two ways. And I'm going to describe those two ways today. And that's the only two ways there's no middle. There's no fourth, there's no third one of two ways you will reach this incident.
The Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam. And this is narrated, authentic hadith Bell alborada. And as he wrote the Allahu Allah.
This narrative is also narrated
in Al hakam, that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was once
accompany a funeral, and he came to a grave.
And we came to the side of the grave that had not been dug out yet, but the niche there hasn't been dug out yet. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam was standing next to that spot.
And let me tell you something brothers and sisters, I love the way the Prophet alayhi salatu salam taught people because he brought reality
in their lives. He stood next to the grave and told them a story.
He said, some aloha lady will seldom seek refuge with a law from the punishment of the grave. He
He told them seek refuge with Allah from the punishment of grief. And they said,
We seek refuge said, say it again.
Say it again.
He talks us Salaam Aleykum selam. To never pray one Salah without finishing, but asking Allah azza wa jal from the trials of life and death in the punishment of the grave. So he was standing in this grave. And he told us this, and then he told us to sit down. So we sat down as if we had birds on top of our heads, meaning that they were paying extreme attention.
And he said, when the believing servant
and this is one of the two ways in which this
battle mount this taste of death will reach you. He said, when the believing servant reaches the end of his stay in this situation, this prison that he's been encapsulated in for his entire life, when the believer reaches the end of that
angels with bright faces descend, and they sit down in front of him as far as he can see.
And then the Angel of Death comes and sits next to his head.
And says, all sold by Eva.
Oh, good soul, or purified soul come out to the mercy of Allah, and his great reward.
You see, that's the last word, the believer we're here in this life. Someone as a lot as Magellan tells us, in certain facilities, in the Latina Paulo buena Lhasa, Mr. Tom, that those who say they believe in Allah, and they remain steadfast, that angels will descend their death, and they will tell them three things.
Don't be afraid. Well, don't be even be sad. Don't even be worried. Don't have any stress today. Well, I'm sure but have glad tidings will gender equality continue to item of the agenda that was promised to you by Allah.
So this is the last word the believers here.
And then that soul
is so desirous to come out that it comes forth as a drop of water descending from a water jug just smoothly comes out. And those angels that are around have brought with them. A shrouds Kevin from Jenna. And they have brought with them beautiful smelling things to embalm and wash the soul in.
When the soul falls out, the Angel of Death can't even hold it for one second, and those angels take it from him. And they begin passing it around. And you know what they're doing with that soul, they're smelling it, they smelling its fragrance, and they're enjoying holding this beautiful pure soul. And they immediately they wrap it in that shroud from then.
And then as they ascend up into the heavens, to take this soul back to Allah in Melilla, he were an early hero, Gian, everything belongs to a light goes back to Allah.
They reached the lowest heaven, and they knock and they asked for entrance. And it is asked Who is this with you. And they will say this is so and so the son of so and so
calling him by his best names,
calling him names. And every angel in that heaven will accompany to the next one, and the same thing will happen.
And then when that soul reaches
the seventh heaven, above, which is only the autoshop Allah.
Allah will say,
take the magnificent book of deeds of my slaves and place it in
place his book in the unit
because that's where his record belongs with honor and dignity.
And then they will place this angel back in the grave gently.
And the interrogators of the last tribe of the believers will occur.
The angels monk or Nikita will insert and if this believer has lived his life, the way I wanted him to, then his Salah will come and stand next to his head. And I'm hoping I'm getting all these right, his soda will come and stand next to inside.
his good deeds will stand by his feet.
And when the angels come to approach his head, these good deeds will say you can't come from here because these angels are interrogators. They're rough. Allah created them with no mercy.
The Salah will say you can't have entry here with protecting him. When they go to the side. You can't come this way his good deeds in South Africa is protecting him when they come
From his feet, you can come from this way either. So those angels will ask him to sit up. And I'm going to tell you more details about this later tonight. The angels tell him sit up because we can't yank him up because he's being protected. So please sit up. When he sits up, the first thing he will ask is, let me pray.
Let me pray.
In the interest you say you'll have time for that. There'll be plenty of time for that. First, you need to answer my three questions. Man, Rob buku Zulu
and this person whom Allah azza wa jal has given us the armor to Japan, a steadfast heart will respond immediately rob the a lot, I have no doubt about that. They will say how do you know this information? How do you know this information?
He will say because I read the book.
I believed it
and I affirm it.
The angels will say, Oh my God, look, what was your religion? my religion was Islam. I live my life the way I wanted me to.
woman who is your Prophet, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is my messenger.
Then they will lay this man Excuse me. After these three questions.
A voice from above the seven heavens will respond so that
my slave is spoken the truth. My slave spoke the truth. Open his grave for him. Open is great for him after he squeezed in, hugged him, open it for him furnish his grave with furnishings from gentlemen.
A door will be open to him for hellfire. And it will be said if you had disobeyed Allah, this would be your place, and it will be close to never be opened again.
Then another door will be open to gender, and it will be saved because of your belief in Allah. This is your home now. And the fragments of gender will come in. And someone will come every morning in the evening to remind him, this is your home, then a beautiful handsome person will come in and sit next to him or her. And that person is so beautiful that the person in the grave will say Who are you? I've never seen something so beautiful as you
they will say I am your good deeds. I am your good deeds to keep you company to do what a beautiful competitor.
But you know what? That companion is being created right now but what you're doing in this life right now you are creating this incident for yourselves if you do the right thing.
But that's only one of two ways. There's another way
and the other way is not as good
hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was 79 Well, I need to tell you
for sure don't lie long la vida Whoa, luxury Kala Masha Allah Mohammedan Abdul Rasul Allah God,
for the disbeliever for the person who disobeyed Allah to so much extending their life, that their good deeds can't do them any good anymore. for that person, when this taste of death reaches them, angels will descend with dark faces,
and they will line up in front of him as far as far as they can see.
Then the angel of death will come with a shroud from jahannam
of stinking smelling sackcloth of the harshest worst fibers that any human being can ever imagine.
And the angel sits next to this person's head, and the person sees this he sees all of it, she sees all of it, no one around can see this, but they're watching. They're seeing it people are seeing this instantaneously, every second of every day someone is seeing this incident happen how Laval and we don't even know nor care to ask is happening.
Then the angel says, also Habiba Oh, dirty, filthy soul come out to the anger of Allah and His wrath. And the soul realizes what is about to happen to it. So it seeks to escape this.
And it runs around in the body, then the angel of death has no choice but to reach in and snatch it out. And the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said, it's like taking a stick of thorns placing it in a wet ball of wool or a ball of wool and just pulling it back out, just tears, everything. The pain is so intense, then on the Day of Judgment, the pain of this death will still be visible on the people's faces when they're resurrected. At the time of benissa.
There were a few pious people who went for a graveyard and then they do odd to Allah to bring someone from those graves to tell them their experience. And so a person was brought up
The grave and he said, What is the matter with you? Why did you bring me out for this? I have been dead over 100 years and the pain of that death just now subsided from me.
Put me back.
So that soul is ripped out. And the angels don't want to touch it. No one wants to touch it, they grab it and they just immediately shove it into that cough. No one's going to touch it nor smell it because it smells as a prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam says, of one of the most stinking foul corpses, corpses of the earth. Then
they take that soul and try to ascend to Allah azza wa jal. And they asked for entry into the first heaven, and they say, Who is this, the say this is so and so the son of so and so calling him by his worst names, calling him by the worst of names. Then, a voice will be heard from among the seven heavens, Allah azza wa jal will respond, send it back, send it back, despised and rejected into the Day of Judgment, it can even enter in a loss and send it back. So they throw it and fling it back into the ground and the Prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam said it is whoever assigns a partner to Allah, it is as easy as falling from the sky, and the birds have snatched him or the winds have just
flung him away. That is what is waiting for them. And then when they reach back to their grave,
these two angels are gonna come in and this person has no protection from them. This person has no protection from them. So they just snatch him up. And they asked him for a book, and they're not gonna wait around for you to think they don't want you to figure it out. They're gonna say, Who is your Lord? Tell me now.
To say I don't know, money, myself, my family. My job.
That was my role. That's what I served. What you serve this what your heart is going to speak.
There is no lying in the accurate. You're going to be honest. Man, Rob, oh, my Lord was Jesus, rap,
movies, movie stars, whatever it was, that's what you're going to say. And they're going to smash you over the head with a hammer that will turn you into dust.
And when you scream, the prophet alayhi salatu salam said every living thing on earth, except humans and jinn hear it, and I would let you hear what's going on in the greens. The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said, but if I did, so I'm afraid you would never bury anyone ever again.
Then they sit him they put him back together, sit him up again. Well, Matt Dean, look, what was your religion?
I don't know Christianity, Buddhism, atheism, myself, smashed again. Third time will man be a woman who is your prophet? They will say I don't know, I heard that people say such and such about such and such. It's all I know. It's not good enough. They smash him and sit him back down. And Allah azza wa jal says, My soul my slave is a liar. is a liar
in the grave, squeeze him when he came in, and it doesn't let him go.
And then Allah azza wa jal says,
Please, he saw his record in Sujin. Click his record in said, Jean, because that's where he's going. That's what he will end up in a prison for the rest of his life, for the rest of his existence for the rest of eternity. So places record where it belongs. And then a door to gender is opened in his grave. And it is told that had you believed this would be your resting place, and then that door closes, to never be opened again, ever. Then a door to jahannam is opened. And it is said because of you actions. This is where you will resign. And they furnish his home from jahannam his new home his grave,
and he is told every morning and every evening, this is where you will rest. And then an evil, ugly, filthy looking person comes in sits next to the head.
And this person in the grave says Who are you I've never seen something so awful, and never seen something so ugly, so despicable. That person will say I am your bad deeds to keep you company into the Day of Judgment, buying now your companion until yamo pm.
these are two different endings, two different ways of entering into the realities of athleta. But
they're quite different. They're quite different. They're polar opposites. There couldn't be any two different things.
But those things are being decided right now. How you will meet your death. you're deciding it today. Which one of these two deaths wait for you is being played out right now in your life? every choice you make every decision you take
You are setting yourself up for one of these two things, and only you and Allah, know which one of those two you are setting yourselves up for. You need to ask yourself every time you go to perform an action,
will this action Bring me the ending that I want, because if it doesn't, you should leave it alone should run away from it as much as you can.
You should run away from it. Because that ending is waiting for everyone, one of two ways. And these two people, I want to tell you something about them.
These two people as they're sitting in their graves,
one of them
every day will be making a dua
and the other one will making a dua,
the believer who has been promised the mercy of Allah, the pleasures of gentlemen, he has one to offer. Every day.
My Lord established the hour, my lord bring the Day of Judgment quickly because I want what is promised to me.
And the other person in the grave is saying young rob me Never allow the hour to be established. Please never allow the hour to be established, he would rather be tortured in his grave for eternity than face alone on the day of judgment because he knows what's waiting for him. So these are two totally different
ways to enjoy life. There are many different ways to live your life. You can live your life however you want to each his own, as they say,
eat, drink and be married. Enjoy a why you got it. You only live once. No, no, no, you only died once.
You live forever. You die only once.
So you can live your life however you want, but you will die one of two ways.
And that decision is all in your hands. You can't blame anyone for that. Except for yourselves.
I want to finally as an ending point, because we're going to continue on with this tonight, sha Allah.
I want to give you some advice and admonishment first and foremost to myself. from one of our great fellas. Mm, Toby, prime Whole Lotta IRA.
He said something very, very beautiful.
Where is the wealth that you have gathered and amassed in this life? Where's that? Where's the money that you worked so hard for?
Have you prepared yourself for the great day of terror? Have you prepared for it? Just like the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, when someone asked him?
When is the hour? He said, What are you prepared for it? Who cares when it comes? What have you done to prepare for it? He could come today? Would you be ready?
He said, there is no money in your hand when you're dying.
And even if there was it couldn't do you any good. You cannot bribe death.
He said the wealth and pride that you have enjoyed in this life. Allah has replaced them on your death with humiliation and poverty. Because the really bankrupt person is the person who stands in front of a law with no deeds. The commodity on the Day of Judgment is deeds.
That's it, nothing else deeds, that's your only commodity left.
He says what has become of you, oh, prisoner of your own burdens.
Oh, you had been taken away from your family in your home. And he's talking to a person who has already left.
What was it that concealed the right path from you? What was it that was in your life that blinded you from the Straight Path of Allah? What is it that you put in your life that kept you from the Serato monster in?
What was it that caused you to have no interest in making provisions for the long journey of accident is waiting you what causes you to delay?
Oh, you who were deceived by this world.
This journey to the intense they have f of terror is inevitable for you. It's inevitable.
That is the day when you will stand in front of the Sovereign, the judge and the blows that were struck by your hands, the places where your feet took you the words they were uttered by your tongue, the actions of your limbs
All of your faculties will be counted against you. On that day. If Allah has mercy on you, you will go to genma. If Allah doesn't, you will go to him.
Oh negligent ones who ignore the important matters of life? How long will you be negligent?
How long will you neglect Allah azzawajal in your life? How long?
Do you think you have enough time to keep doing it?
There's not going to send you an email, or text message.
It's not gonna give you any warning.
Do you think that this matter is easy? Do you think that death in Africa is easy?
Do you think that this is insignificant in your life?
Do you think that the situation you live your life in will help you now on this day?
Do you think your wealth will save you when your actions have already condemned you?
Or do you think your regrets will help you? When your feet are slipping across the throat? Do you think your regret won't do any good for you on that day?
It'll only be a weight that throws you deeper.
No by Allah.
You You're all wrong?
Do you think your friends and family will be there to help you? When Allah azza wa jal is gathering you together to throw you into the deepest parts of him?
Do you think anybody's gonna help you? Do you think your family is gonna be there, they're going to be worried about themselves, your friends, you won't find them. Your only friend on that day will be Indians. So only friends.
Nobody Allah, you are wrong. And you will come to know.
You were not content with what Allah gave you. You went after the hot arm. You weren't content with what Allah gave you. Hello. You had to chase the hot on.
You never listened to the warnings that were given to you.
You never had enough of your feel of that which Allah told you to stay away from.
You weren't deterred by your life without guidance.
You are happy with the things you've accumulated. But you never think of what lays ahead. Oh, you are sleeping and you are unaware?
How long will your slumber last? Do you think that you'll be left alone and you won't be brought to a counter tomorrow? Or do you think that death can be bribed?
Or do you think that death distinguishes between the lion and the gazelle?
The timer and the tyrant nysed the predator and the prey doesn't distinguish between any of them.
Nobody Allah wealth and children can never ward off death from you. Nothing can benefit those who will be forgiven except righteous deeds. Nothing can benefit you if you want to be forgiven, except righteous deeds. So good news, to those who listen. Good news to those who listen.
Those who understand those who practice what they preach. Those who are desert tutored by their own cells from following their desires. Those who know that the victor is only the one who pays attention.
Know that man will have nothing except for what he strives for. And he will see it all with a law.
So wake up from this negligence and make righteous deeds, the provision for which you equip yourself for for the next life. Quit amassing this dunya can't take you anywhere. You can't take it with you. equip yourself with the one commodity that you will take your deeds, your actions, what you do. You know, I was raised in the south. And there's a statement that the deeds make the man the deeds make the man and that's never been a truer statement. The deeds make you who you are, and that will be known on the Day of Judgment.
do not wish to sustain the status of the righteous ones. When you are weighing yourself down with your sin. Doing immoral deeds when Allah is watching you even when you're by yourself. Do not be so deceived by hopes and wishes that you neglect to strive for the accurate
For 1.1 said, Take provision from this life to equip your theater, strive for a law and do good deeds do not accumulate too much of this world for that accumulation will eventually leave your hands. Would you like to accompany other people who have provisions and yet you do not.
Brothers and sisters,
this is the heart of this life. This is the reality of life, death, the only reality. It's the only thing I can promise all of you, death will come and it will come swiftly and without warning. So you have to prepare yourself for that today insha Allah and we ask Allah azza wa jal to protect us from an evil ending. And grant is a righteous ending.