Channel: Yusha Evans
There are several reasons for weakness of faith. Brother Yusha Evens goes through some common weaknesses among Muslims and talks about its cures.
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and the law good, so far, so good. Hopefully it'll be as good when we finish is when you start in sha Allah insha Allah to Allah, I'm going to try to address a very, very serious topic in a very, very small amount of time, unfortunately, and then I have an appointment right after so I won't be hanging around long. I may be back in Sharla, before Massoud even finishes, I should be back in sha Allah. But I have some more I have to be.
You see, when it comes to weakness of human, fully man, this is something all people suffer from. But the problem is, we don't know why we suffer from it, nor do we understand properly how to deal with it. It's It's like being sick, we get sick for a reason. And we need to understand get it why do we get sick? Why does the body get sick, we learned that we're supposed to wash our hands, we're supposed to know, you know, not taking germs, we're supposed to take vitamins and get exercise and plenty of rest. And that's just for the body to keep the body from getting sick. And then when the body gets sick, what we find that there are medications, there are things that you need to do in
order to recover, stay in bed, drink plenty of water, take fluids. So these things we pretty much know about the body. But when it comes to a man, which is a matter of the palm of the heart, we don't take as much interest we don't know why it gets sick, or how to remedy and this is a big problem because
the body can be healthy. But if the soul in the heart is sick, then the health of the body is not going to do it any good. The soul needs to be nourished, the body can be sick. And if the soul is nourished and the soul is healthy, well then if that person even dies from that sickness, then we know that they will be okay in the hereafter insha Allah. But even if you live a very long life because of your health, and your soul is sick, or your soul has lost a man or no woman or weak a man, then you're going to have problems in the next life. So we need to try to balance the two insha Allah, but the importance according to the report should be given to the soul. Because the soul is
what's going to live forever, the body is going to die and ally is going to resurrect it and recreate it the way he did it the first time, but the soul will continue to exist. Allah says about the soul, coolness in the amount that the soul tastes death, the soul just tastes that death and then it continues to exist. Now, when it comes to the matters of man and the heart, we have to first understand the heart a little bit. And like I said, it's too short of a time to go through all this topic to be honest with you. But I'll try to do the best justification that I can in the time frame. The heart, which is known in Arabic is what I don't talk if you guys don't realize that I like to
answer I like to ask questions, I want you to think because if I don't make you think then this is just gonna bounce off the side of your head. What does the heart called an Arabic language
called why the Prophet alayhi wa sallam said that the heart takes its name from its constant change that bloob that the heart takes his name from the fact that it can constantly change. He said that the hearts of the law and he will seldom is like a feather at a root of a tree, constantly flipping about in the wind constantly flipping about in the wind, or that the heart is like a feather in an open field, what happens to a feather an open field, it just flips and turns and wherever the wind goes, it takes it. And that's how the heart is that's the matter of the heart.
Also, the prophet Lisa that was sudden said that man's heart changes as much as rapidly boiling water flips over that the same way rapidly boiling water flips over the heart changes. So we're always going to be in constant battle with this whole this thing we have. But the Prophet sallallahu wasallam also said about the heart, that there's a piece of flesh, that if it is good, then the entire body will be good. But if it is bad or it is dirty, then the entire body will be dirty and bad. And that is the heart, the heart. We have to take care of our hearts. And I'm not talking about just the physical beating heart in your chest. You got to take care of that too. Oh, you're not
going to make it very long. But we also have to take care of our spiritual heart, the center of our Amen. Because this is where a man rests, amen rests in the heart. Hospital bustled, Rahim Allah Allah said that a man a man is not the substance of your hopes and wishes. That is not just what you aspire to be. You can aspire to be the best Muslim that you want to be. You can dream about making Salah all day long. You can dream about claremore Lail all day long and dream about being the best Muslim, but that's not the man. He said he man is that which settles itself in the call and then becomes manifested through the actions and according to the creator of the action sooner. Well,
Jenna that Eman is three parts.
is a belief it is a belief that is affirmed in the heart, it is a belief something that you believe, then you affirm it in the heart and then it is manifested with actions, this is true man, this is true man. So, if there is some weakness in the man, then there must be some weakness in some of those parts, either in the belief, the the the, the, the belief system could be wrong, the aqeedah could be messed up, therefore, it's causing one to have weak demand, or the acceptance of that either or that belief system could there could be some problems which causes weakness of the man or the manifestation, there's something wrong with the way you perform you know, that the the amount of
action that you do, etc, etc, etc, that it has to be a problem in that system somewhere. And insha Allah today, I'm just going to discuss with you for reasons of cause of weakness of the man, the course that's not comprehensive is not even near comprehensive, but only can manage for, for of causes of weak men and for solutions to improve upon that a man. Hopefully, today that will give you a little bit of, of insight in sha Allah to Allah into this. Also the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam and this is narrated by Abdullah Ahmed, Allah, that the the the the heart of all the children of Adam, is between the fingers of Allah in a manner that befits his honesty and majesty, that the
heart of every son of Adam is between the fingers of Allah and he can turn it whichever way he wishes. So this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to constantly make the dua. Yeah, Bella Bella galoob Sabbath will be Allah denecke Oh, one who changes the heart steady my heart upon this Deen. I was that was one of the earliest doors that I was ever taught. And it's something I have very rarely prayed any Salah without trying to say that because staying on the straight path with your heart and your heart staying attached to Allah is an amount that comes from Allah, Allah at any time can flip that heart whichever way he wishes for whatever reason. So we constantly asked
a lot every single day. Dina Sarah tell Mr. Team, guidance to the straight path and guidance as a matter of the heart. So when we're asking the Lord to guide us, we're asking a lot of keep our heart firm upon the straight path of the deen. We need to understand how important our heart is how important our spiritual heart and a man is. A man is something that we should take care of more than we take care of our children. You know, we should be more keen on our women than we are over our own children. Because without men, you're not going to benefit yourself. Know your children, know your family, know your wife, know your husband, know anyone else. Without a man, you're going to be lost
and someone who is lost cannot help anybody else. As the statement goes, you cannot give what you don't possess. You cannot give what you yourself don't possess. So you can't say that you want to help other people when you're not first helping yourself. Allah commands you in the Quran. Yeah, you have leadin an otaku and fusi como alikum Naren Oh, you who believe save yourself. First, Allah says first she had to save yourself from hell, then your family. Because if you're not saving yourself, you're not going to be able to save anyone else, you're going to misguide people and probably lead them astray. So we have to understand this matter of the heart. A lot also says instead of the NFL,
and I'm gonna leave a lot of that already out just because of the simple fact that you all understand English, maybe not my Southern English, American English, you might have to go get a translator for that. But we don't have time for all of the the the the parts, but I will give you the translation of the meanings of what Allah azza wa jal says in
verse 24, Allah says, a lot comes in between every person in his heart, a lot comes between every person and his heart. A lot tells us he's closer to us than our own jugular vein. Meaning that this vein is the system by which the heart pumps the majority of the blood up and down through the body and allows telling us I'm closer to you than that. I come between every one of my slaves and their heart. So Allah azza wa jal, and the relationship we should have with him should be closer than our own heart relationship to our body. The heart cannot continue to live. Excuse me, the body cannot continue to live without the heart, just like the spiritual heart and the soul cannot continue to
live without its relationship with Allah azza wa jal, Allah also says,
In Surah Surah, verse 89, that no one will be saved on the Day of Judgment, except he who brings a clean heart to Allah, that no one can be saved on the Day of Judgment unless he brings a clean heart to Allah. And we know this is not speaking of the physical heart, is it speaking of the spiritual code, that the heart itself needs to be clean when you present it to Allah as virgin? Because Allah gave it to you clean locker, the colonoscopy insert if he has any.
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that we were created in the best manner and Allah gave us perfection when He created us, it's us that corrupt that but Allah wants us to try it to the best of our abilities to represent ourselves to Allah in the best way that we can closest to that which he gave us in sha Allah to Allah. Allah also says,
instead of Hajj, verse 53, that those whose hearts
Is Dead or hardened, they are doomed. They are doomed, that someone whose heart is dead and hardened, they are doomed. They are doomed. Because a heart heart can't be penetrated by the words of Allah. At heart heart can't be penetrated by the words of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam, the advice from your brother and sister will just bounce off of it if the heart is not softened, so we have to work on softening the heart and that's one thing we will talk about. In sha Allah. Allah also says instead of to puff that, in verse 33, and the promise of Paradise is for those who feared a rough man in the unseen and they brought a heart that was repentant to Allah azza wa jal, those
people who bought a repentant heart, a clean heart, a heart that has freed itself from the sin, it's committed. These are the people whom the promise of Paradise is upon them. So we have to understand this heart thing is a very, very serious issue.
The Prophet alayhi wa sallam also said and this is a border collie, Muslim, whoever falls into doubtful matters enter Haram, he's like a shepherd who graze his flock around the place where he's not allowed, and soon he will enter into the Haram meaning that the heart must constantly be checked and rechecked and rechecked and recheck because the closer you get, the farther you get away from a lot with that heart, the closer you get to the crime issues, and the doubtful matters and the shubo hat and the Shahada, and next thing you know, you're dead into the hot arm and you don't even know it. The heart is that vehicle which Allah gave us to to to differentiate ourselves between halal and
haram through understanding the book and the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now, first reason for the greatest reason for weakness of men. The greatest reason for weakness of man is being detached from the book of Allah and the Sunnah of his prophet Alayhi salat wa salam, this is number one, this will kill you every single time. If you are detached from the book of Allah, meaning you don't read it. You don't ponder upon its meanings. You don't memorize it. You don't try to implement it in your life. Then you cannot be wondering why your Eman is weak, because you have no attachment to Allah. The Prophet alayhi wa sallam said, I leave behind with me too behind me two
things, if you hold to them, you will never go straight. The first of them is the book of Allah which is like a rope. One end of it with Allah azzawajal and the other end of it in your hands. If you let go of that rope, then you lose your connection with Allah azza wa jal, you have to continue to keep that connection with the book of Allah. The only way we know Allah is by that which he has revealed to us about himself. And where else are you going to find that which Allah has revealed to us about himself other than in His Word, other than in His Word? This is the words of Allah as the origin. This is closest you're going to get to being near to Allah, and this life is through your
connection to Allah through his book, because even in our Salah people say, yeah, our Salah is our connection with Allah, is there any Salaam that is valid without the book of Allah in it? Is there any Salah that is valid without the book of Allah being in it, so you can't tell me that Salah is the only connection you have with Allah, because if you don't have the book, then you don't have the Salah. So the book of Allah azza wa jal is the most important thing it is primary, it is primary, I can't stress the importance enough that if you don't pick up the Quran, at least once a day, in the morning or in the evening, or any time and at least thumb through something and try to understand
it, then you have lost a severe connection with the loss of the region. You've lost it. And if you just read the RB Masha Allah, may Allah reward you with the hustle not of every single letter you read. But if you don't understand it, what is it going to do for you? You don't know what Ally's even telling you. You're saying something that allows commanding you and you don't even understand it. It's like you sitting here speaking, if I gave this language in a language that I made up, you wouldn't benefit from it. And I wouldn't know what I'm saying. So no one's going to get benefit from this. You get benefit from the book of Allah, through its recitation and its understanding, you get
the hosta net through his presentation, excuse me, and you get benefit through its understanding, Allah says and sort of Groupon, does anybody know the first verse of Soto for upon?
What does this say the whole thing Glory be to Him who is revealed this book into a slave? For what reason?
Little girl, I mean, another euro, so that it can become two men kind of warning, not just so that it can become two men kind of get off our recitation, it is to be to mankind a warning, a warning. The first verse revealed the Prophet later that was saddam after April of this neurobiological up was what? Yeah, you know, death deer, and deer get up and go warn someone about me. The Quran is supposed to warn us, it's supposed to advise us, it's supposed to encourage us and we cannot wonder why the Muslims are so disobedient to Allah. For me, that solution is very simple. I shadowed the Allahu Allah. She described it very well when she talked about how the Quran was revealed. And we
have lost that understanding. She said had the verses of halal and haram been the first things to be revealed that everyone would have ran away from the deen
Allah just took it off, they would have said No way, man, if the first thing that was revealed was forbidden alcohol, or or, or fornication or gambling or these things, they would have said No way, man, we don't have time for this nonsense, she said but the first things to be revealed with the verses of Jenna and now to the hearts were so attached to Allah, the God was so attached to Allah, that whatever Allah revealed after that they responded with cement and now we're at the end, we hear and we obey. If the hearts are not attached to Allah, we don't, we should not wonder why people are so disobedient, because they don't fear anything. They don't care about anything that Allah gives
them if it's not done yet, and they don't even really understand accurate nor do they fear it because it seems like it's a long all fairy tale. So long a fairy tale, especially for you young men. It's an unfortunate fact that you think your youth is on your side. And it's not always the case. I was with our dear brother Abu sama yesterday, and he had to rush back to Birmingham today, because there's a young man dying of lupus and lupus is a disease that the younger you are, the worse it is. Because your own immune system is turned on your body. And the younger you are, the stronger that immune system is and the stronger it attacks you so his youth it's actually killing
him. So for those of you who think your youth is something that you could just play around with, take advantage take disadvantage of it if you want and see how Allah azzawajal takes it from you. If the name comes couple of times, take advantage of five things before five one of them. Shabaab like a Shabaab Boko Haram, take advantage of use before your old age, your your health before your sickness, you need to fix that relationship now because this young man is on life support. And he can even fix his relationship with a lot if he wanted to. He couldn't even barely breathe on his own. And he thought the young man you know strong invigor Next thing you know he took a turn for the
worse. So we need to wake up to the reality that if we're not constantly fixing the heart, then we have a problem.
So being away from the book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam, these two things are equal. I don't care if you don't like it, it's equal.
The Prophet alayhi wa sallam said I was sent the Quran and something which is similar to it something which is similar to it and we know according to the correct act, either the sun is why the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a wa he just like the Quran was away. Allah says it in sort of, nothing does He say of his desire, it is all revelation that has been revealed. So the Prophet lays that out and we also told him the Quran, it Allah write the rule, obey Allah and obey His Messenger and he who is obey the law has obey means he has obeyed the Messenger of Allah has indeed obey Allah. And then we find the Psalter and the imraan where Allah
says, See, if you love Allah, follow me. Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. The Sunnah of the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam is the way by which we know the book of Allah, if you think and this is an unfortunate fact that there are so many people running around disparaging the Sunnah and think that they can have the Quran without the sun. And I've given all of them one challenge. If you can have the Quran without the sun that you must do this be able to do this one thing for me, go into a room, close the door, turn off the light, open the Quran and read one page from it. If you can do that, you can have the Quran without the sun. But you can't you can't it's dark without the
Sunnah of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam we have no idea what the Quran means. Those who think oh we were born to the out of the we are born into the tongue we know the Quran, how many of you were born speaking Arabic raise your hand, any kind of Arabic?
Let me ask you What does will add the dog half and half and malaria to Sudha? What does that mean? And out of it? You don't know. to normal out of this has no meaning to it. Without the understanding of the meanings of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam a large portion of the Quran has no meaning or you will give it the wrong meaning. You will take suka and say that it is glorifying Allah when we also know that part of understanding of suka is it can mean a lot as well. Because I showed the Allahu Allah said about the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam when talking about Doha, she called the hasta la Sudha Sudha that the hustler was she called it super hot the whole thing she called it
super. So if we don't understand the sooner the Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam, you are going to do injustice to the Quran every single time because you're not going to know how it was implemented. How can you say you follow the book of Allah and you don't know how the man to whom it was revealed to followed it? I shall Allah and he said the Prophet was Ghana who ran his entire character with the Quran. So without the sun, you have no Quran. Without the Quran. You have no attachment to Allah, Allah azza wa jal. This is why when we take Shahada, it's Shahada thing, both of them are mandatory for you to be a Muslim, La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah you have to have both of
these things. And therefore you must have your connection with Allah through his book, and you must have connection to the son of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam, these two things are mandatory loss losing these will cause you to have weakness of a man or lie every time the farther you The longer you stay away from the book of Allah. The more you will find your Eman draining because
The Book of Allah is like gasoline in the car like the petrol you put in the car if you don't put any petrol in the car what's going to happen is eventually going to be stuck in the middle of the road and not gonna be able to go anywhere else. The same without putting the the the heart filled with the remembrance of Allah azza wa jal through His Word, you will find a heart that becomes empty, empty of any energy whatsoever to please Allah, when it will have energy for us to disobey Allah azza wa jal, because chiffon will be the one filling it up at that point, with all the doubts and the mercy and things of this nature.
Also, one thing one of the things that that
causes weakness of human is staying away from an imagined nourishing environment for too long, staying away from an environment that will nourish your Eman for too long will cause you to fall into sin will cause you to fall into sin. Because sin was one of the things that we can the men, like for instance, if you're sitting in the house of Allah azza wa jal How many times do you think about sending very little if you're sitting in the house of Allah as well? And the Quran is being recited the decrees the circles of remembering Allah as we are not talking about the decree? No, no, you know what I mean? proper remembrance of Allah azza wa jal is going on, then your your mind is
not thinking about disobeying Allah, you're almost ingen almost in some instances, but the moment you go home and you start kicking it on Facebook and on your your your Xbox Live or ps3 network, and you're shooting people all day long and kicking footy around and things of this nature, what happens, you start thinking about disobeying Allah shaytan comes to you in you start getting into that mode in that environment. And the longer you stay away from the environment that nourishes a man, the weaker you will become, the weaker you will become. This is why for such a long time, the arlena made hijra mandatory, you have to understand why they made it mandatory because they knew if
the Muslims stay away from the environment of Islam for too long, that they will lose the Eman Eman will suffer because of it. Unfortunately, I don't know, much nourishing environments or was called of land of Islam we have left. You know, other than the heart, I mean, some of those pockets of things. But if you don't have that environment that you can make Hendra to guess what you're supposed to create where you are, if you don't have a place where you can make hijra to, because if you told me, yeah, he's supposed to make his return the Muslim lands, I'll be like, what, show me way, buy me a ticket, and I'm out, you know, I mean, no problem. But if we don't have that, in lieu
of that, we're supposed to create that environment, because that's what the prophet Lisa that was sent him did, in lieu of having an environment to nourish Muslims, he created the environment to nourish Muslims. So we have to think about creating that environment. Maybe your home should be that environment. But like, if you have a home that you don't have at least one hot button in every day, your home is dead, your home is dead. If you don't have one time, or at least maybe you sit down in the morning or the evening with your children, and you read a few of the Quran and a few a Hadith of the Prophet Lisa, that slam you remind each other to Allah. If your husband when he leaves in the
morning, you don't tell him to remember Allah. If your wife when she goes out for whatever reason you don't tell it to remember Allah, then your house is dead. You might as well just dig a grave and start burying yourself in at home right away. You have to have your homes to be environments to remember Allah azza wa jal, this will be something that a husband and wife should do. Remember the Prophet Lisa, that was Sam said, may Allah bless the woman who wakes up in the middle of the night to pray, and she wakes up her husband to pray. And if he doesn't get up, she does what did she doesn't dump the jug of water on his head? No, she sprinkles water in his face to wake him up. And
you if that happens, we're lucky you should get up and make the offer your wife because your wife is upon your life giving you a mercy in your own home. The same with blessing to be the man who gets up in the middle of the night. And he wakes his wife up to pray. And if he doesn't wake up, he doesn't snatch the sheets off Monday and toss it on the floor. Now he sprinkles our water with face and tells her to get up and remember Allah. This is how the home is supposed to be. This is how the home should be.
Even the Prophet Lisa said he had this struggles at one time when she said that he was going to pray in the middle of the night and she she was kind of you know, she was standing in his way she didn't want to let him get by He's like, let me go. Remember my my robe. She's like, I just like to be near you and I miss you. And she said that night he was sad and he prayed so long. So much that he cried until his beard became wet. And then he cried until his lap became wet. And one of the companions came and say Yasuo Allah, Allah has forgiven you of your past and previous sins. Why are you putting yourself in this condition? He said then should I not be grateful? Should I not then be grateful?
You see, this is the type of Eman, nourishing environment the prophet SAW Selim created. Even in his home, he didn't go to the masjid and pray he prayed in his own home, paid in his own home and created that environment. So we need to create that environment for our children online for ourselves and for our families. We have to make our homes that first place of nourishing You can't expect the Sunday school the master to do all the work. Because it's not going to be enough. You don't because what happens is you drop them off at Sunday school, what do you do? You go shopping and do this and that and the third. So what do they do they learn your example that look I only have
to go to this while I'm young. Soon as I get old, I can drop my kids off and then go out and do my business. Now we need to nourish that image in our children because children are
I'm going to inherently repeat the behavior of the people who raised them. They're going to repeat that behavior. That's the way they're infused to do so. They are infused to do as you do not as you say, what you do is not as important as what you say.
Number three, keeping away from righteous companions causes weakness of a man, keeping away from people who remind you of Allah azza wa jal, as the Prophet Lisa, Sam said, Be careful of who you take as your companion. Because every man has the deen of his companion. Every man has the deen in its companion. If you tell me my best friend is a Christian, I'm gonna tell you have a problem. I'm not saying we can't be friends, we can't be companions. But if you tell me the person you spend the most time with is someone who does not remember Allah azza wa jal does not remember a lot of the way you should remember Allah, then guess what your Imam is going to suffer because of that, whether
it's now or later on down the road. Because one thing I do know, in this life, either you're giving that hour or you're getting down one of the two, either you're getting that hour, or either you're giving it to someone or you're getting it. So you need to be aware, because at one point in time, you're going to be doing both, you'll be getting it and you'll be giving it. So you need to be aware of what you're giving, and you need to be aware of while you're getting the data. So we need to try to insha Allah to Allah, keep righteous companionship, righteous companionship, look at your friends, check your friends, we live in a time today, we're just because this guy says Laila Khalid,
Mohammed Rasulullah doesn't mean he might be the best companion. For me, we live in a very awkward time where people need to be tried and tested even earlier, they allow and used to say that, you know, until you've actually spent a certain amount of time with a man, you've journeyed with him, you've eaten his home, things of that nature, you know, you can't really consider this man, your dearest brother. So people need to be tested today, we need to find companions that are going to help us and benefit us benefit us. And if you see that slacking, you should either try to bring your companion closer to you. Or if you feel that you're too weak to do so separate that company,
separate that company for the sake of Allah as well and let somebody else come and try to nourish that relationship. Because if not, you're both going to get dragged into the ditch. The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam when he was buried, Muslim Subhan Allah.
This is how much the the companions
benefited the companionship of the Prophet Alayhi Salaam, he was their companion. He was their best friend. He was their mentor. He was their teacher. When when battles were fierce. He was the person they looked for when he died. So Milan to sell them. They said, We looked at our hearts and we felt deep change. The moment he died the moment we buried him, we looked at our hearts and we felt that deep change and it is said about them that they were like they were like sheep on a cold winter's night with no shepherd. Seriously, they were almost lost. Even Omar lost it on that day because this loss of companionship, the prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam hurt them so much. You know these are
the type of companions we should try to to get we're not going to find anyone like the Prophet alayhi wa sallam, but we should check our companions, check your friends, check your friends in sha Allah.
Number four, so we can finish on time. preoccupation with dunya causes to affiliate manacles the weakness of Eman and forgetfulness of accurate forgetfulness of accurate being unmindful of accurate meaning the next life and all you are preoccupied with is this life will cause your Eman to become weak because you Amanda can weak Why? Because this dunya doesn't do anything but suck the life out of him and it will suck your email out like nothing else it will it doesn't mean that we cannot have anything from this dunya and have amen No, but it must be in some balance, or I've been at enough Indonesia Hasina orfila Fira de hacer una mattina de nada. We ask Allah for the good of the life and
the next but upon that we asked for Allah to save us from the punishment of the next life. We save a lot to ask us for the punishment the next life.
The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said, he is doomed, who is the slave of the dinar and the diagram, that the person who is the slave of money is doomed. They're doomed. If all you do is a slave to the job, you're a slave to the paycheck. Every week you are a slave to this check, then you are doomed. You're doomed. You are doomed and you've lost the understanding that your risk, your risk was written 50,000 years before Allah created anything Allah wrote how much money you would make, where you would make it how you would make it so if you are using that money to disobey Allah to go away from Allah, then you are an idiot You're a fool. You are a fool because that risk was
already written for you. You didn't need to disobey Allah to get it you could have obeyed the law as though again and still got it doesn't mean you don't need to go out and work you know like some of our illustrious brothers Masha Allah, go sit in the masjid and eat doll and curry all day and make Vicar in the in the check is gonna come in the mail lalalala you must work but work is a bad, you need to understand that your work isn't a bad in and of itself. Brothers if you go out of the house every day thinking that you work to put food on the table and to pay the light bill and to pay the rent and to you know put nappies on your children then your reward is that
paycheck at the end of the week, you better kiss it like it's gold, because you won't have anything left NASA because the Prophet Lisa that was Salaam says every deed is judged according to its intent and you will get the reward of that which you have intended. So if you go to work only to pay the bills, then your reward is paying the bills. If you only go to work to eat well then you get your reward when you eat, you better love that food. But if you work to please Allah, and to worship Allah as the widget, and let Allah take care of your family, then that work will become a bad day and every single dime you spend can be summed up for your family, Masha Allah, it's the beautiful
thing. If you tell your wife that you are going to go to work because I need to pay the bills, your wife needs to slap you upside the head and tell you do you think that a lot cannot take care of this family without you? Who have you become to think that you're so great that Allah needs you to take care of me? Are you out of your mind? Allah is our rustic, you work because Allah has given you the opportunity to be the man of this house. So get out and be the man. But don't forget a lot as a budget. The reality of this life brothers, everything needs to be in its proper perspective. That needs to be put in its proper perspective. Even your work needs to be put in its proper perspective.
You don't Lord over your family because you make the money. Because if you're really understanding the deen you realize that you're not making any money for yourself. You're making money to go home and turn it over to your wife.
Just throughout the fact you go home and you give the money over and then you know the wife does what she wants with it. And if she makes money, it's her money. You know, I don't know where they say that men are the tyrants of the home in Islam, they must not have been to many Muslims homes. Anyway.
Also the Prophet alayhi wa sallam said, sufficient for you in this dunya is that you have the supply of a traveler. What is the traveler have just enough he can carry in his two hands. He said the sufficient for you is and is doing is that he also said that sufficient for you in this dunya is
sufficient for you in this dunya is I'm trying to remember the first one is
I think it's sustenance for the day and a writing animal to go out in the path of Allah as the agenda. That's enough for you. Anything above that is Allah is giving you an Atma if you have enough food to eat today, and you have a bed to sleep in tonight, and you have a place
transportation to take you to and from you think a lot as the widget snake a lot as a surgeon and you shouldn't worry about tomorrow, let tomorrow worry about tomorrow. A lot reminds us in the Quran, do you not see the birds, how they go out in the morning and they don't even know they don't have a plan for the day they it's not like they let lay sat down the night before and said Look, tomorrow we're gonna go over to this tree, we're gonna go to that tree. And I think that you know, there might be something over here where you know, they get up in the morning and they go out trusting a law that the law is gonna feed them and they come back with a full stomach every single
day. Because of their law. They have complete reliance on Allah and Allah does not let down reliance. One thing I can assure all of you and I've tried this a number of times in my life, I put it to the test. If you rely on Allah, He will never disappoint you. Allah never disappoints those who rely upon him. He said it in his book in the law. Hello, you fooled me I had, I don't break my promise. If you keep your word to Allah, you will find a rub who keeps his word to you more than you can ever imagine. More than you can ever imagine. You'll never worry again you'll learn not to worry worry for what worry about what, oh, everything's falling down around us, well, then Allah is
tearing it down. So you can build something better, Masha, Allah, Allah, we thank Allah for that. If we have a little bit of hardship in between, you're not going to get the agenda with an easy life. agenda is surrounded by hardship. And some of us think that we can catapult ourselves over the hardship and land directly in the middle of gender. It doesn't work like that you need to go through the hardship to get there. You need to go through the hardship to get there. So these are some things in sha Allah that can cause the weakness of your man. And I chose these four because of the simple fact that these are things that I know we deal with quite often and are practical and
something you can try to implement today. Last, the four that will help so that we can finish inshallah in the next 10 minutes.
One thing we need to understand about a man before I tell you how to fix a man is you need to understand the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam said, faith wears out in the heart. The same way clothes wear out that he man wears out in the heart the same way that if you wear clothes they wear out. They constantly need to be cleaned and cleaned and renewed and you need to put on new ones. It constantly need to renew. So he said ask a lot to renew your heart. Yeah, I'm open about it. Paul be denecke he's Allah he's the Prophet alayhi salatu salam told people ask a lot to renew your heart. We also need to understand that it is part of RFP the that a man rises and falls, you have to
understand that you're going to always think that you You are a hypocrite. And if you do always think you're a hypocrite. It's a sign of human as well. With the sign of human. Don't always beat yourself up because you think you have become a hypocrite.
There was a companion named hon Allah, who was walking in the streets of Medina one day in Abu Bakar encountered him in salaam aleikum, Uganda, he said, stay away from me because I become a hypocrite. I have become a hypocrite. So
Please stay away from me save yourself from my magnifique and welcome to like what was going on how he said, You know when with with the Prophet Elise that abdulsalam I feel like I can see Jenna, when he tells us about Jelena. It's as if we can see it, when he tells us about not as if we can feel it. And then I go home with my family. Yeah. And he and you know, it just goes straight down. The wife is, you know, talking about this, and the kids are doing that. And next thing you know, my man has fallen back and said, so Mahanama. If this is nifa, then I'm a hypocrite. So we need to go to the province of Milan to sell them. So they went to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
and told him what happened. He laughed at them. He laughed at them. He said, You know, if you were like you are when you're with me all the time. Meaning if your Eman was so high, like you are, you know, when you're playing taraweeh salaah how your Eman is floating through the roof. He said, If you like that all the time, then angels would leave the heavens and come down on earth and shake hands with you and give you glad tidings of general everyday. It's not like that. He said, Amen rises and falls, rises and falls. The thing we need to try to fix though, is that it doesn't fall to the point to where we fall into sin. It's like a muscle we have to learn that a man is a muscle. It
is a muscle. If you go to the gym and you want to work out how many of you your workout. I see this young man right you workout. Yeah, man, you know how important your workout Yeah, I didn't get that naturally. Anybody else a workout. When you go to the gym, I don't know how you measure your dumbbells and stuff here. But in the States, you know, it's pounds. If I go to the gym, when I pick up the 50 pound weight first, and you start chucking that thing off my head, if I've never worked out before? No, man, I'm gonna rip every muscle in my body. That's it, that's gonna be the last workout I probably do for at least a month, I'm gonna tear every ligament and tendon if I can even
get the things above my head, and then I'm not gonna work out anymore. I'll say that's too much. Right? Correct. No, you start with the little weights great. And then when those get easier, but you go to the other one, because what happens is you build something called muscle memory. I'm a martial artist by profession. So I used to run martial arts schools. And this is something I know you but you develop muscle memory, so that the muscles remember these movements and they get stronger. But if you start working on those muscles will happen. They go straight back down here, a man is a muscle that must be worked on. But if you want to work on your Amen, you can't start by saying Okay,
I'm going to fix my man by reading one just a day, I'm going to pray 20 of pmla You know, I'm going to read 50 a Hadith, the this, that and the third, because why? You're not gonna be able to keep up that regimen. I'm going to fast every other day, the faster, you're going to put it all in at once. You're going to go from being a marginal Muslim, to Super Muslim in one day, it doesn't work like that, you're gonna jump off the building thinking you're Superman, you're gonna squat right on the ground, you need to work out slowly, maybe you're going to say today, I'm going to start praying that to Raka before fudger every day, because this is part of the sudden makeda something the
Prophet sallallahu Sallam never left even when he was traveling. So I'm going to pray to Dhaka before fudger every day. And that's the only thing you're going to do for a week. Leave it once that becomes easy. And now it becomes part of your regiment. Then add something. And once that becomes easy, and it becomes like almost you can't live without it. Then add something else. Slowly add the weight on. As you get in you will find your demand continued to increase. You find that continuing to increase because a man is a muscle. Little by little by little people ask me how do I increase my Eman? You work little by little. And Allah loves this. This is why he increases the demand. The
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allah loves a good deed that is done continuously, more than he loves a large, huge, great deed that you do at once and you leave him maybe I'm going to give some other Prime Minister giving sadaqa by giving one pound a day. That's it. I'm gonna give one pound a day or one pound a week and I'm gonna put that in a jar and I'm gonna save it to the end of the month. And I'm gonna donate that for a good cause. That's it. After that, you will find yourself disgusted with that one pound, you think that's nowhere near enough and you start putting two and then you'll put three and then you'll start realizing the more you put the more you get and
the more you can give, it starts becoming a process that you can't win. You can't win. It's like if someone, let's say you had two hands, and you took a dinar. or excuse me, you took a pound out of a jar and gave it to someone and someone put two in your hand. You're gonna eventually end up with more in this hand than you will in this hand and you're gonna start having to give more you can say okay, let me take three or four or five, six, and then just keep pouring and pouring and pouring. This is something called Giardia for widget. It just keeps coming it keeps coming and keeps coming and you'll find that you cannot give a lot you can I dare you try it. If any one of you thinks you
can give a law try it for a month and if you end up poor and broke and homeless in the streets call me and I'll give you a house.
It's not gonna happen not if you do it sincerely for Allah azza wa jal, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, I will take an oath upon three things in this life. The first of them man, costume elements are the law. You cannot decrease your wealth by giving for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, you can only increase it. So that's the first one. A man rises and falls. or excuse me, that's something we need to understand. Insha Allah on the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, every deed has energy and strength and then
strength and energy is followed by a period of slackening. Every day you feel up and you're ready to do it and you're ready to go. And then there's a period of slacking. There's a period of slacking. So he who slackening is in accordance to my son than he is, excuse me, he who's slacking is other than in accordance with my son, he'll be doomed. Meaning that every deed has action. It has strength when you feel like you can do everything. The other man say when you feel your human highlight that take advantage and do good deeds, then when you feel the man slow down, stick yourself to the photo, read the regulations, because then you will find the energy coming in to you. Because you can't
always be the superhero for the day, you can always be the super Muslim every single day, there's gonna be days where you're not feeling it anymore. We all had those days, stick yourself to the photo ID and you will find that you are on the straight path, Allah will increase, increase and increase you but when you find your slacking causes you to fall into the sin and be derelict of a loss duties, you should be worried you should be worried because you're going to fall into doom. Because you never know that slacking might be something that a lot causes you to die in. You might die in that period of slack and you die upon that. So be careful in sha Allah to Ayana.
Number Number one, we must return to the book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet lay so that was when we talked about that, that is the cure for falling away is to pick that back up a lot as well Genesis and Soto Esra that we sent down the Quran which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe. Allah says we sent down the Quran as a healing and a mercy to those who believe it heals what's on the inside it heals the body and also we know the Quran can be a healing for the for the body as well. It can be a rockier for the body for as well. So we should take this course on as what it is, as what it is. And this is the known of the Prophet lace that I used to use the Quran to heal
people even from physical ailments, physical ailments, that medicine can't help you without the will of Allah anyway, I don't care how much of it you take. If you take too much of it might be the last minutes you take, but it's not going to help you without anyway. Also the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam. He used to ponder the meetings of the book of Allah always used to ponder upon them he'd sometimes we recite one verse and just think about it for hours and hours and hours. On one occasion. On one occasion, he stood in Salah at night, and he only recited one single idea of the Quran, and he did not pass that ayah all night, he stood in pm all night, he recited one verse and
he stopped and he stayed on that verse all night long. Do you know what it was? The verse was
It was an insult to me either, barely if you punish them, if you punish them, they are your slaves. And if you forgive them, then verily only you can forgive them your the almighty dollar wise. So it's about the punishment and mercy of Allah, that that verse was so significant to the Prophet alayhi wa sallam that he pondered that entire verse all night long in Salah, pondering upon the Quran, is something that we need. Also the Prophet Alayhi salat wa sallam said that so little hood, sort of throw off Dr. Soto and Maya ma attesa loon Soto Nova and sola either Shem suku we're at Sudoku, we're at the Sudoku taquile. These four soldiers he said made me gray before my time. Why?
Because what they meant if you go read these four soldiers, they don't scare you and cause you to have nightmares, then your man is really weak is really weak. He said these four sutras made me gray before it was my time, because of what was in them what was in them, they worried him very much. So we should be able to ponder upon the meanings of the Quran. If you read a Sudoku, like sort of the walk there are sort of two hopper or so to either Shim suku we're at or ama yet alone, and you don't realize what that great news is, and it doesn't cause you some unease, then will light your heart is probably like this table, you need to do some work on it. Because these sewers should frighten the
hell out of you. Seriously, they are the things of nightmares. Stephen King in his worst nightmares. Can't think of some of the nightmares that are waiting on the Day of Judgment. We need to realize that fact even Okay, modells Rahim Allah to Allah, He summed up what the Muslim has to do
to remedy the hardness of the hearts of the Quran. He said there are two things you have to do to remedy your heart through the Quran. And we no no problemo, Josie was the the the doctor of the heart doctor of the heart. He said First, you need to move your heart from dwelling on the things of this world and move it onto dwelling in the accurate take your heart out of this life. Your body can be here but put your heart in the hereafter. And this is what we know from Allah azza wa jal says in the Quran.
Look at Candela confy Rasul Allah He also eaten Hashanah that indeed the Messenger of Allah is a beautiful example for you but for who, for whom leemon Cana yo de la jolla Mana ashira with dekra la tierra for those whose hope is with Allah and were the last day and they remember how much he said move your heart out of this world. You can leave your body here, no problem but put your heart and ask you to put
Your heart in the theater and then focus your heart on the Quran and ponder upon its meanings and ponder upon Why did Allah reveal it to us? Why did Allah give us this Quran, try to understand something from every eye and apply it to the disease in your heart the same way you play a medicine tickets, he said the same way you would apply south to a cut or burn. Apply the Quran upon your heart, apply the Quran upon your heart, for these are yet revealed to treat the disease of the heart. So insha Allah you will be healed by the permission of Allah. This was his sincere advice about treating the heart with acid in the Quran. Number two,
seeking knowledge and attending the circles of knowledge and places where Allah is remembered, knowledge also cures the heart. Do you know why? Allah azza wa jal says in the Quran, it is only those among him who have knowledge who fear Him. It is only those amongst him who have knowledge that fee him. And there was once one of our selves who could not answer a question. He read a meaning of the Quran. He read a verse of the Quran, he couldn't understand what it meant. And he cried and cried and cried and cried. And someone asked him, Why are you crying? He said, because I don't know what this verse means. And I fear that I have spent so much time and have no knowledge
because the law says only those who have knowledge, truly fear him and those who have understanding of the Quran, have a lot of the book of Allah as virgin. Also, knowledge increases something called certainty. Knowledge increases certainty. It builds your team, as Allah says, In the Quran, instead of the bucket, the very beginning about the afternoon, those who have in their heart No doubt, no doubt, no doubt, certainty comes with knowledge. Because now you know, someone can tell me and I can trust you, you can tell me there's a very beautiful fish and chips place, you know, right down the road, and I'll probably go probably go. But now if someone were to ask me before I went, where's a
good fish and chip shop? I'll say, Well, you know, brother told me is down there. But don't you know, if you go there, and it's not good, don't blame me? Because I'm not sure you know what I'm saying. But if I had gone there myself and eaten and found that is very good. Now when I tell that person is good, I'm gonna tell you Yeah, it's good. I know. It's good. I've been that myself. I have now certainty when I tell that person. So knowledge brings certainty. And certainty brings this trust in Allah as the origin because it was earlier the Allah one who said that Allah had given him such certainty of his heart, that even if gender was in front of him, placed in front of him, and he
could pick from its fruits, he wouldn't want it more than he already wanted it. And even if Allah placed not right in front of him, and he could feel its fire, he wouldn't despise it and try to run away from it more than he already did. This is a law had given him this certainty. And, and this was through the knowledge he had, so at least knowledge was impeccable. He grew up in the house of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam. So Allah had given him that, that that purity of yaqeen that nothing could have been tempted him and stayed away.
So we must seek knowledge. Also the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said, Whoever goes on a path seeking knowledge, Allah will make easy for him the pathogen, that I pass the knowledge is a pathogen, that if you go on a path, seeking knowledge from Allah sacred knowledge, that alone will make easy for you, the road to gender, and we all want an easy road agenda. And according to the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam, the easy road to gender is the path of knowledge, the path of knowledge.
Number three, finally, and the last two number three is
pushing oneself pushing oneself to acts of goodness and righteousness pushing yourself to do good sometimes even when you're not feeling like doing it. And you know, you don't feel like getting up
you push yourself to do it, you push yourself you increase yourself to push yourself to be better inshallah, maybe today I don't feel like getting up and in praying those to rock up before fudger but you know what you do? You shake it off, you get up you say, No, no, no, I'm getting up early Billahi min ash shaytaan regime, you seek refuge from Allah from the curse and chiffon. You get up, you slap yourself in the face if you need to a couple of times. Make sure do Your will do with ice cold water, you know and get up and force yourself to obey Allah azza wa jal. Finally, number five is
our excuse me, number four, for for solving the weakness of human is
remembering death, remembering death of a law as the origin, I mean, remembering death and removing the grave remembering death and the grave. And remember Allah azza wa jal, you stand in front of him one day, this cures weakness of him and trust me, I started giving lectures about the grave recently. And the more I give lectures on the grave, the more I hate everything I own, the more I despise this dunya the more I'm satisfied with pretty much anything that comes in front of my path, because what you realize is that you're going to be put in the ground, and you're not taking any of it with you. The only thing the only currency of the action is deeds. When you reach that grave,
it's almost after there's a sign there that nothing beyond this point, except I am in a solid, nothing behind there except except the good deeds that you've done, or the bad deeds you have done. That's the only thing you can take beyond that point. So dragging all this dunya around with you. It's not going to be used anymore. We must remember that the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said
Remember, often the destroyer of pleasures? Remember, often the destroyer of pleasures, and what is the story of pleasures death, death, death is going to destroy all that which you covered up this life. When you finally are at your death, you're going to take one final look at this world. And unfortunately, unfortunately, it's going to be the moment most of us realize how feeble this dunya is, when we're about to leave it when we're taking our last look at this world, we will realize this world is nothing, nothing we will realize how feeble it is, but the people who are blessed are people who realize that before death, the prophet alayhi wa sallam said about this dunya and this,
how are we going to finish in sha Allah? He said about this world, that once he was walking with his companions, and there was a dead carcass, on the side of the road that was deformed, a dead deformed carcass on the side of the road, and he picked it up, had little ears, it was deformed, he picked it up. And he said, which one of you will buy this from me for a dinner?
Meaning who would buy this for me for a pound? They said, Yeah.
We wouldn't even take it if you gave it to us for free. We would not even take this dead stinking deformed carcass from you if it was free. He said then know that the world and everything it contains all its glitz and glamour and golden wealth and status and money and fame and fortune. He said all of it to Allah is more despised than this carcass is despised in your eyes.
It means nothing. On the day of judgment, Allah azza wa jal is going to roll it all up the heavens and the earth, the law is going to roll it up and hold it in his hand and say, We're the kings of the earth today, the people who used to fight each other and kill each other and strive and do so much injustice over this silly dunya. Where are you today? When I've rolled all of this up, like it's nothing Do you not realize it was nothing. Unfortunately, we won't realize that fact until we don't have it anymore. And you know, the one thing that I guarantee you, and I think I'm trying to remember the name of the companion, who said this, I believe is even Malik but let me not attribute
it to the wrong person. One of our selves said
that, by Allah, every single son of Adam will regret every single moment they did not spend remembering Allah, every moment you did not spend remembering Allah, you will truly despise it and regret it. So we have to remember that we have to remember that we're leaving this dunya we can't take any of it with us. And
we will regret we will regret Allah says in the Quran, and I finished with this and let's not be any of us. When the Angel of Death comes to them, they cry out the Arab Arab, LG own send me back. LG own send me back. Why? Why do they want to go back? Do they want to go back to pray? Do they want to go back to, to to to to see their family? Do they want to go? No, they I mean a solid, half inaccurate, so that I can do go do some good with that which I left behind. So that that which I left behind, I can go back and get it and do some good with it. Let us not be of those people in sha Allah Allah. Let us do the good that we have one that's in front of us. And let us avoid the evil
that is in front of us while we're here. Let's take advantage of the things that Allah has given us to purify ourselves and to purify our hearts and I asked a lot as a job to give us the tofik the ability to purify that which is inside of us. Because if we can make the heart good then the rest can be good in sha Allah to Allah And may Allah azza wa jal accept this for me anything that I have said that is good. Allah says in the opening of his book at hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen All praise is for Allah azza wa jal alone, no human being deserves to be praised at all whatsoever. And anything that I've said that is wrong or mistaken or incorrect. The know that is because I'm a human
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