Seek The Means To Nearness
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be mighty and majestic, Glorified and Exalted, or crazy due to Allah who's blessed us with the great gift of Islam. Imam Ali europei Allah who
you mentioned amongst his sayings in a minute
During the dunya fear can Islam only matter from the blessings of this world is that Islam suffices as a blessing
in your fear can Islam wintertime, Islam suffices as a blessing if we get nothing else from this world.
We mentioned many times if we don't get the house of our dream, the core of our dream, the degree, the job, the art, the vacation home, the spouse, the children, or we leave this world in our heart is illuminated by hola Ilaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, we've been blessed in this world. And on the other hand, if we move this world, and we attend to the house and the car that we dreamed off the yacht, the vacation home, two or three vacation homes, one in the Swiss Alps for the summer, in Vail, Colorado, to ski in the winter, on the Riviera, to bask on the beach,
and who knows where else
and we get the job that we dreamed off, and we're able to retire at 35, from the dream job, and we get this spouse, that we always dreamed of having all of the attributes we envision.
We get everything we ever desired from the material world form of this world. But we leave this world and our heart is void of la ilaha illallah, Muhammad Rasool Allah, then we receive nothing
from the world.
Because this world passes quickly, all of those enjoyment and delight delights they pass quickly. And what remains before us
is going to be eternal bliss. For some people, eternal damnation. For some people, a period in hell and then thereafter eternal bliss, we pray well in the former category, the first category were the people who would eternal bliss.
And no time in hell.
No time being tormented in hell. Kunis in the it's a two loads, we're in another to a phone into a rock on your middle of the end. And then Z Hi, Daddy, what are the human janitors affairs? One min higher to dunya is a Telugu roar. Everyone will taste death everyone will experience death Kunis in that in control notes, and then you will be given your recompense in full on the Day of Judgment.
From that were formed phone to order from your mail appear. Whoever is pulled back and saved from hell and entered into paradise. That's the victorious one.
And what is the life of this world except that deceptive amusement or enjoyment?
were hired to do the lottery galore. So we shouldn't be deceived. We should use this world for the benefit of our souls. We should use this world for the benefit of our hereafter.
We shouldn't use this world for the rectification of our hearts. We shouldn't be deceived by the wherewithal of this world,
including his wealth. We shouldn't be deceived by our children. And led well better known as Xena tool hire tip dunya while back after salejaw to hire 100 applicants or wherever will hey when Anna wealth and children of your doorman have this worldly life. But that's not the essence. That's the icing on the cake of the dunya the icing makes the cake look good.
What if the cake itself is rotten? What good is the icing?
If the cake is spoiled, what goes we make it look good? We put nice icing on it. We write on in with the designs we put candles with rose petals on it. Well good as long as the cake is rotten. Who's going to eat
So Allah Tala tells us and we're not going to go deeper into this. This was the subject of the previous clip where he tells us and men were beveler Xena to hire to dunya. wealth and children are the adornments of this worldly life.
They're the icing on the cake. They will make the cake look good when they'll pay off to saw the high to high run and Arabica where that will heal and MLF but it's the last thing reward from the good deeds that you do. Starting with the remembrance of Allah, the buckler to Saudi hat
is fundamental meaning Subhana Allah Alhamdulillah Laila herring Mala Allahu Akbar, well, how Lola poo are
horrified is of all all praises for Allah, there are no there's no God but Allah, Allah is the Greatest there is no strength or power except with a law. The reward from that
that's what's best with a law as a reward. And that's the best thing to hope for, which tells us the remembrance of the law in this world. That's the cake.
The remembrance of Allah is world best the cake.
So we have wealth and children, but we don't have a life that's filled with the remembrance of Allah. We're putting the icing on a rotten cake on a spoiled cake.
Yeah, and you handle it in an oven. End of the school. I have a theory. Oh, you believe yours? Remember a lot London.
wants to take for room. Remember Me I will remember you. Give thanks for my blessings. And don't be an engraver.
That's the cake.
The children the wife, the Yeah, the car, the house. All of that. That's the icing. Brothers and sisters. Make sure the cake is sewn. Make sure the cake is delicious. Make sure the cake is sweet.
And then the icing will be appropriate. But we wanted what we want to talk about is Allah tireless things, and of course, our filler him in a shape on the ravine.
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Are you believers
be mindful of the law. And then mindfulness translates into implementing his waters and avoiding the things for him in order to ward off with that obedience, the punishment of hell. That's what top law means.
To warn off, so to ward off foot to ward off the punishment of Hell, throughout the obedience of Allah Subhanallah time. That's what Tuffle is. Yeah, you handed in an ambulance. Tapachula. So, ward off the punishment of Hell. And the outflow again, of Taqwa is avoiding the prohibitions,
avoiding the prohibitions, and then some say it's avoiding the cognition, or implementing the orders. Instead, it's dinette. And nowhere he went, we did that. And we did that and 11, which the NAB and now we're voiding implementing the orders.
And avoiding the prohibition in which the NAD and LSD that's the essence of tequila, and it comes from a consciousness and an awareness of a law.
So some people translate Toppo as God consciousness, and some people translate Toccoa as piety or living a life that guided by the commandments and prohibitions of Allah, but it's both really into consciousness that gives birth to implementing the orders and avoiding the prohibition. So a lot of kila orders the believers Yeah, you had the dean and a couple of law and then the orders us WebDriver who he laid him well sealer and then seek the means that lead on to Him.
Those who say that, don't so why is that
Avoiding the prohibitions, when they say, are whipped up with a USC that is undertaking those acts of worship that draws near to Allah subhana wa time. So who was sila, in that opinion, are the AMA al Assad, the righteous deeds, the righteous deeds that we undertake our prayer, our fasting, our recitation, of course,
our night prayer, our own on our own car.
I will commend the the good and forbidding the wrong,
our local girl against when those things forbidden from us.
All of those things constitute the Wisener.
We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala
to give us that Waseda, he's ordering us
and then seek out your approval since
11, Hindware sealer. Those means that we're all new to him.
Some are of the opinion at Taco as you mentioned, empty that and a Weber which they never know where he is both implementing the orders and avoiding the prohibitions. And so scholar back then they said that was sila
is a station in gender, that the prophets of Allah Allah wa sallam said, is reserved for one serving of Allah. And he said, to ask Allah pray to Allah that I am that serve me here via them
to ask the law. You said Allah, who will rub their head down with the tender was solid, you know? As he said he that unhealthier than it was see that your will follow you while back from the
interview after and then we'll see you
move the receiving wisdom.
And this ascension in general reserved for one serving. And that's what full law he sold the law while he was selling. And then the logical question will be, why is the law Tyler asking us to seek that station? Where Peter who
worked out who and Tom Webster who inlays in was sealer? So based on that understanding, there appears to be a contradiction, when in reality, there is no contradiction, because we're told by the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa said, If we pray for him to have that station
and then we'll understand
as he informed one of the companions, who asked him so long, why they will send them mentor PSA. When this doomsday, when is the end of it all matters. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from his wisdom, he did it and began he did it begin did not begin to enumerate this year, that son, rather he said, whose content companion
the one who asked him, he said,
What have you done to prepare for it?
So we can know all the signs, we can know all the signs of the dead Jack.
No know what it looks like what's going to happen when he comes on the site.
But we never take time to memorize the first 10 verses of Surah total calf.
We haven't done anything to prepare ourself to protect ourselves from the fitna of the dead. Because those 10 verses are protection from the fitness of the dead, so much better, to know all of the signs or to do something to prepare yourself for the watchmen.
We have to have our priorities in order brothers and sisters. This is a religion of action. Now the religion of Allah Tala condemns the people of top cover on Mactan in the Lucha
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room, are we believers? Why do you say that what you don't do is really a Steve hate it with the law that you say that what you don't do? Come around to the end of life. Those who understand Arabic. Another person like me who studied Arabic, it's not my native tongue. Those who advocate their native tongue
Without an expression formed on their ears, they shiver, they might pass out. Can we move capital around in the muddy enter
terribly hated is it with a law that you say that which you don't do? This is not a religion of talk is not a religion of theory. It's a religion of practice. There are scholars, they're known as orientalist, they will only theory, they know more about Islam than any of any of any of us. I guarantee you, they spend a lot studying Islam from a theoretical perspective, but most of them, they don't practice it, even one iota. Although that theory renders them less than the most ignorant believer who humbly prays to his or her Lord, all of that theory is worthless.
It only has benefit if it enhances our practice. It only has benefit if it softens our hearts. It only has benefit if we translate it into something that draws us close to Allah. So the Prophet estimate.
And he said in one version, in the Hebrew word or Sula, verily, Allah, Allah and His Messenger, it was the shortest possible version. And the path that said to him somewhere along the line, he was celibate, and in turn, that you will be with the one you love. And then another version and more than a half a person will be with the one he loves. So if the prophet has the Wisener, and we love the Prophet, we will be with the prophet who will share in that station
than a half. And so some scholars said, LSE that he had in my heart, the two were Rachna that is love and mercy. That's what that was. But the first meaning is dishonest. That is those righteous deeds we do to draw ourselves close to a lawsuit handle a time. And so we pray with Allah has challenged us in the Quran. Webb tell us ILA. So seek those practices, and those actions that draw you close those righteous actions, those acts of devotion, that draw you close to Allah. That's one look for any web down who you ladies who are sila, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he taught us to pray. Allah Allah Houma in the
back, all I ask you, your love, we're hopeful we're hopeful, man, you hit that and then then then you hit back and the love of those who love you, will hook
you Bella Luna hook back. out, you have hooked back and love of those actions that draws close to your love.
Plus the believer. That's the believer, brothers and sisters, the believer lives a life of devotion. The believer lives a life of love. The believer has a deep and meaningful relationship with Allah subhanho wa taala. And the believer because he or she has a deep, meaningful, rich relationship with Allah subhanho wa taala. He or she is in dazzled by the wherewithal of this world.
He or she is in desert re mentioned in a class we had the other day here, the setting of Imam Ali when he's asked to describe the righteous people. So one of the devout people can remember. And he asked him for syphilis and looked at him
had taken any envoy who
described me the people of Taqwa with so much clarity. It says if I'm looking at them, and one of this good descriptions, he had descriptions that he had of them. He said Radi Allahu Anhu Karim Allah who was
our Goomba Hardy who fear and fusi him for some may megadonor houfy or UNIAN ultimate holiday Gu cn fusi him the Creator has become great in their souls for several rahmat Duna who fear you mayhem and everything else has become small in their eyes. But what's the condition of most of us today?
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The creation has become big in our eyes, so more have become smaller than our souls. That's the condition of most people will never be the amount of Allah. We seek refuge with Allah from that we're dazzled by the big buildings and the nice cars and the big, the big bridges and the dazzling lights, and the widescreen television and the this and that, that is the owner of the world. And it dazzles our eyes, it occupies our time, we spend working extra job to get more of it. We discard what we pay for. So we can go back into debt to pay for dunya and spin our time that we were freed up, the house is paid off, the car is paid off, the loans are paid off. And instead of enjoying
taking advantage of that time we have we can work less, it's all paid off. And we can devote more and more of our time to the worship of Allah and to deepening our relationship with Allah. What can we do? We refinance the house and we get a new car and we get more dunya and we get in debt all over again. So most of our time is spent working to pay for that dunya never become great in our eyes for our
fee our unit here for Sagar, Allahu fi and fulfill the righteous people. This verse is talking about the people of Taqwa. Yeah. The the M and the taco law and the male audience talking about the law. So for me and looked up in
the Amazon we named him Sao Paulo Radi Allahu Allah, one other melancholy, cool fear and fusi him for so long. Ahmed deulofeu ci unit here, the Create poor has become great in their eyes, and everything. everyone other than Him has become small in their souls, now are blessed to have that MACOM
Then Allah Allah, Webster, who we live in where sila were Jae Hee, who fish a beanie, and strive in his path. This is for the generality of believers.
This is where the generality of believers wish in the lives of struggle.
When we don't struggle as believers, that's when the dunya becomes big in our eyes. We don't struggle as as believers. That's
how has an opening to our hearts. When we don't struggle as believers. That's when we you lose the sweetness of our faith. People come Oh, man see, or to someone else to learn? Yes, yes, yes, yes.
I don't feel it anymore.
You know, I just, I just don't feel what are you doing?
What are you doing? Are you getting up to pray? When's the last time you read a couple of Quran?
When was the last time you got up that night to pray? And you stood before your Lord and beseech Your Lord until the tears started flowing out of your eyes until your heart stopped the longing for ALLAH SubhanA wa.
Wants when's the last time you fasted outside of Ramadan? When's the last time you read the metal rock? Or the weird Loki or whatever calculation of the car
and then you're complaining you don't feel it?
This is a business and every business requires an investment. And if you don't make an investment in a business, do you get a return? Do you get a dividend?
It doesn't work like that in the dunya. And it doesn't work like that with Allah subhanho wa taala. And the proof of that Allah Tala tells us Yeah, you Helen
there been any? Are you believers? Shall I direct you to a business a transaction hadn't
come in are there any or shall I direct to to a commerce that will save you from a painful punishment?
Was the investment taught me?
What I solely believe in Allah and His Messenger went to jail he doing a fee shall be reliably and where he can be. He's a billionaire. Hey, be aware. fusi calm, very calm.
I'm Tyler moon, and that you strive and you struggle in the way of Allah with your wealth in your life that is best for you if you bought new, this is a religion of struggle brothers and sisters. This is a religion of getting out of the bed. He also said,
he said Samora, Saba, who, in Yemen, zero 10, after that had red hair, raha hoon taweelah. This, they patiently endure the discomfort of a few days in this world. In other words, they don't see
the comfort in this world. Because they know if they live a life of struggle. And if they live a life of faith, they're going to have a nice comfortable rest in the starting in their grave.
Or on how to enter winner Saba who am and zero 10, aka Red Hat, Raha.
Don't look for your comfort in this world, look for struggle in this world, work for this religion, work for the people of the religion, work for the betterment of humanity, contribute to the struggles that are going on. And when we're not talking about some evolved thing. It might be something simple, it might just be forming a group to assist the poor people. Or it might be providing rides to people who don't have cars in poor neighborhoods. It might be something simple. It might be just going out organizing to tell people about his time going to the community centers, going to the various association to tell people about the religion to clarify the misperceptions.
That might be as simple as that. What is going to be solved require effort and sacrifice. But that's the nature of Islam. When J hidden fees or beef, and again is we're not we're here we're a minority of Muslims. We're not talking about fighting so people have to defend themselves in Muslim countries, their lands have been invaded and occupied. And they're involved in a normal struggle that sometimes is misrepresented by criminals, who are in the name of their so called Jihad are murdering primarily Muslim.
Putting bombs in marketplaces in places of worship, recruiting centers where poor Muslim who can't get a job except in the national police force, or go to sign up and so misguided person in the name of what he might think as you had puts a bomb there and blows up 30 or 40 Muslims and discredit the normal stroke of people whose homes have been lands have been occupied, whose sons and daughters have been murdered unjustly. And so they wage a noble struggle against those occupiers.
That's the blood of some Muslims. That's not our law. Our struggle is different. Our struggle is a struggle of education. We sit in here Islam abuse, what are we doing to clarify them this misperception? What are we doing to educate the people brothers and sisters? Were jazzy do feasibility in the
in order that you will be successful,
in order that you will be successful? So one of the exigence mentions, there are four keys to our success. They're all mentioned in this verse. faithfully, man, yeah, you have
to have a firm faith.
We should strive to be that strong believer and movement and how we kiuwan We're half minute die for
the strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than the weekly run in each there's good. We should strive to be that strong believer. Yeah.
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mentioned implementing the laws orders avoiding those things he's prohibited
or avoiding the prohibitions to ward off the punishment of Hell. Him to UCLA, and USC law.
Dr. Carlos Sera, so seeking to do those righteous deeds, another sila hat, or, as we said, if we said top was the order implementing the orders and avoiding the prohibition, then striving with mydomain to love Rasul Allah, he's so long Allah while he was sending him and to revive his sunnah in our life. And then the fourth were Jae Hee, Goofy sabini He strive and struggle
For his sake, for the sake of his religion for the sake of his people for the sake of humanity
to flourish, so we pray that Allah subhana wa Taala that he blesses us with firm faith. He blesses us all to be that moment. COVID that Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses us with Taqwa. When he blesses us to be the people of Taqwa that he that he fills our souls with Taqwa so that we're eager to implement his orders, and we're eager to avoid the things he's prohibited. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala that he blesses us with the means that draws nearer to him. That he blesses us with those means, and they makes us He blesses us to be amongst them or Kuraby those who are nearest to him more Cara.
Tyler blesses us to be amongst
those who struggle for his sake, and as you said, in a way appropriate for our situation. And with wisdom. One of our scholars describe wisdom and hikma he said, Farrell marionberry be slow be a bit of a slow Bill lady and Danny Phil walked in lovey dovey doing what is appropriate in the most appropriate manner at the most appropriate time. May Allah Tala bless His wisdom may bless us to be people who struggle and make it bless us to be successful and if we're sincere and if we're our faith is firm and we do the live the life of the believers we will be successful law Tyler's already mentioned that the handbook
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mela Tyler bless us. May Allah protect us. All our strength strengthen us and Allah bless all of those Muslims struggling everywhere. For to live a dignified life, to live a life befitting of the believers to attain the basic human dignity that wasn't given them by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It wasn't given to them by this or that constitution. It wasn't given to them by some principles that someone introduced. It was given to all of us by Allah subhanho wa Taala when he declared in no court and while Koran Karim now, Benny added that we have ennoble the human being may Allah Tala blesses all to attain to that nobility to maintain that nobility to hold fast to that
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