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respect to people on the rise, my respected elders, and my dear brothers and sisters, I welcome all of you with Islamic greetings Assalam wa Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
me peace, mercy and blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala of Almighty God be on all of you.
The topic of this evening's talk is the purpose of creation, this question, what is the purpose of creation
arises in the mind of every individual, sometime or the other?
irrespective whether he's rich or poor, King, Papa, black or white, yellow Brown, whether you live in America or UK, whether he lives in India or Saudi Arabia, this question, sometimes or the other crops up in the mind of each and every individual?
Why have we been created? Why are we here? What is our purpose in this world
and most of the human beings, they think that there has to be a supreme creator,
that is Almighty God, and because of him, we are here. However, there is a minority, who do not believe in the existence of the creator of Almighty God. And they assume that the full world has come into existence by chance. And we human beings to we have come into being by chance.
Suppose, you see on the beach, the footprints of a human being, immediately a logical person, he thinks that these footprints have been created
by the walking of a person.
A logical person will not assume that the footprints came into existence by chance, or the footprints came into existence by the waves coming on the beach. And when the waves went away, it created these footprints, a logical person will realize that these footprints have been created by a person, it had a purpose, why it was created
this question, what is the purpose of creation
can be answered in two perspectives. Number one, from the perspective of the Creator,
that is Almighty God, and second, by the perspective of the creation, that is human being. The first perspective is the view of the Creator, Almighty God, what caused him to create the human being, what caused them to create the creation. And number two, from the perspective of the creation, that human beings that viable we created by Almighty God,
those people who do not agree in the existence of Almighty God, and believe that we have come in this world by mere chance, according to this philosophy, there is no difference between the human beings and all the the creation, all have come by chance, even the human beings as well as the animals.
So these people do not have a particular purpose in life at all. They don't have a purpose for existence.
they live the same way as the animals.
Bring, sleep, rest and procreate. That's it. So the purpose of the animals and the human beings become the same, to eat, to drink, the rest to sleep and to procreate.
And because they don't have a purpose, they try and strive for excellence in eating and drinking and living.
And they become materialistic. And that's the reason for such people. materialism becomes a god.
And because of this, the same people, they create drugs, just on money, to have a better living.
They create bombs, and weapons of mass destruction.
The environment fornication, and adultery in homosexuality in pornography, it doesn't make a difference to them, whether they make drugs or whether they involve themselves
In pornography, the main purpose is just nothing but materialism. Let us discuss today. The answer
to this question, what is the purpose of creation from both points of view? First we'll discuss From the creators point of view, from the point of view of Almighty God, from the point of view of Allah subhanho wa Taala. What caused him to create the human beings?
Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, in Surah, Chapter 4157, that the creation of the heavens and the earth are far greater than the creation of the human beings. But most of the human beings do they realize it not many men we feel that we are the greatest of the creation.
But Allah says that the creation of the heavens and the earth is far greater than the creation of the human beings
and in reply to this query,
that why Allah subhanho wa Taala by Almighty God created us, one of the attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala of Almighty God is the Creator, the best creator, and Allah says in the Quran
is to the moon, chapter number 23 was the 14, that Allah subhana wa Taala, Almighty God is the best to create, if there is a creator, if his attribute is creator, there has to be creation.
If there is no creation, then they cannot be a creator.
if you call a person as the best writer, but natural ask him that where is the material written? Where is the book ever written? Where is the article everything?
So when he presents the article or the book, then we can say fine, he is the best writer. Similarly, since one of the attributes of Allah subhana wa Taala is the creator, the best creator, yes, travel creation.
But that does not mean that Allah subhana wa Taala is dependent on his creation.
Allah says in the Quran, in Surah zomer chapter number 39 was 262 that is Allah subhana wa Taala, who creates everything
and he's independent of all his creation.
He is not dependent on these things, but the creations are dependent on Allah subhanho wa Taala. The Arabic word for creators colic, and decreed the Arabic word is calaca.
calibre, can be divided into two types. One meaning of collection is to create something from something which besides Allah subhanho wa Taala even we human beings, and other creation and do, for example, a carpenter, who creates a chair and a table, with the help of wood, and nails.
But the wood has been obtained from the trees,
which has not been created by the carpenter, not by human beings, but by Allah subhanaw taala the knees have been obtained from metal, which have been obtained from rock, which again, is a condition of Allah subhana wa Taala. So, all the creations done by human beings, that dependent on basic elements, all of which have been created by Allah subhanaw taala. So, this type of creation, to create something from something is a limited type of creation. The ultimate and the true creation is to create something from nothing. And this no one besides Allah subhanaw taala can do to create something from nothing. This is the ultimate creation, which none of the creation can do except the
uncreated Allah subhanho wa Taala, who is the creator of all the creation, since his attribute is the creator needs to be creation.
There are various attributes given in the Quran, for example, is called as Rahman R, Rahim, are referred, the Merciful, the kind, the forgiver.
The creation of human beings is a unique creation.
we human beings, we have a free will of our own. We can either obey our Creator Almighty God, or we can disobey. It is a unique creation.
And because we have this ability to either obey or disobey our Creator, we can even send we can sin. And only because the human beings can sin can the quality of Allah subhana wa Taala. I've been the forgiver being kind, be merciful,
can be known if human beings if he did not have a free will, and if it followed everything what Allah has commanded, there'll be no difference between us and the angels. The angels are a creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala who do not have a free will of their own. They obey
Each and every commandment of Allah subhanaw taala because they don't have a free will of them, but the human beings have free will.
And because of this free will,
the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the kindness of Allah subhanaw taala, the forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala can be known, the attribute of Allah subhanho wa Taala has given him the Quran is loving, and Allah subhana wa Taala sees in every place in the Quran, that he loves those people who trust in Him, those people who are patient, those who are those who are pious, those who are patient and perseverance, those who approach him and those who trust in Him.
And Allah says in the Quran, in Surah alleman chapter number three, was limited when he tells to the last and final messenger Prophet Muhammad Salah salam, he doesn't
tell that if you love Allah, follow me. And Allah will love you and forgive your sins. The Prophet has been commanded by decreed Allah subhanho wa Taala to tell the people that if you love Allah, you have to follow me that is followed the prophet and Allah subhana wa Taala will love you and He will forgive your sins
and lead of muscle are seldom mentioned to me D and have not indicated as he should not spend that money. And so he did me D How did number 3540 were a beloved problem was sort of solemn, he says
that, if you ask Allah, Allah says, if you approach to me, I will answer you.
And if you ask for forgiveness, I will forgive you. Even if your sins reach up to the cloud, I will forgive you. Even if your sins are as big as a complete Earth. I will approach you in the same way with forgiveness. As long as you ask for forgiveness and do not associate partners with me. That means whatever sin you do, as long as you ask for forgiveness with sincere repentance, if you do not associate partners with Allah Spano, tala, don't worship Allah subhanho wa Taala, he will forgive you.
One of the attributes of Allah subhanaw taala is decrease.
And the Beloved Prophet masala, some said
it's mentioned that he Muslim for him, number four, Hadith number 6765.
When the Prophet said that, do the right things, do the best deeds to the best of your ability and be happy,
do the right things to the best of my ability and be happy
for no one can enter Jannah only on the basis of his deeds.
So this Havas asked that, what about you Rasulullah so the Prophet said, not even I
I cannot enter general unless
with the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala and his grace, unless his grace and mercy and forgiveness and will of me, I cannot imagine. So you have to realize that without the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala, no one can imagine.
And Allah subhanaw taala says and on
Instagram, jack number six was 160. Allah says that, if you do any good deeds, I will multiply 10 times into account and if you do any evil deed, I've only counted as once for Allah, it does not do anything wrong. So you have to realize that if any good deed you do, Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, he will multiply at minimum 10 times into account.
If you do any evil deed will count as one. That means if everyone was accounted 1.4 is good deed and 1.5 evil deed without multiplication of the good deeds, not a single human being would have entered genma it is the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala that it multiplies the good deeds and gives you multiple times more reward, that you shall go to China.
That does not mean that deeds and important deeds are very important. But the grace is more important. Without the grace of Allah, you cannot enter Jannah Allah multiplies, but the deeds also should be there. If your deed is they don't even multiply for deeds are zero and if you multiply with even million times, it will be useless. So deeds also important but without the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala no human being can enter Paradise.
So because of this quality attribute
of being merciful, kind, forgiving, loving, and grace.
All these are manifested in decreed Allah subhanho wa Taala.
of the attributes is also supreme justice.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala he has a gap.
Before person is born, he knows that after a person is born, whether he'll do good deeds or bad deeds, whether he listened to the commandments Allah subhanaw taala or will disobey he knows he even knows whether the person will go to Jana, Jana, where they go to
Hello paradise he knows.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala moment a person is born, or before he's born, he puts him in heaven. person who deserves heaven and puts the person in hell who deserves help the people who have been put in heaven they may not object, they may say find Alhamdulillah we have been put into heaven no problem. But surely those people who have been put in hell they will object that How come you haven't let us lead our life and without the test, you have put us in hell.
So because Allah subhanaw taala is just Allah says in the Quran in Surah Nisa, chapter number four was number 40. Allah subhanho wa Taala is never unjust in the least degree. That's the reason Allah subhana wa Taala lets the people live in this world.
And if you follow the commandment of Allah subhanaw taala, you pass the test, otherwise you fail the test.
And people may ask that one of the pillars of Eman, the last pillar, Escada is destiny.
And Allah says in the Quran, in Surah, chapter number 32, verse number 12.
Allah says, All these people who will go to hell, on the day of judgment, they will never object to the justice of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They will say, all the sinners, they will bow the head down and say, Please forgive us, they will agree with the Lord, they will say, Please give us one more chance
so that we can go again in the world, and that time we will surely be believers.
But Allah knows that even if he forgives them and puts them back into this world, but naturally, you'll have to wash out the memory of what they've seen of the hell
unless show that they'll again commit the same mistake. And this is mentioned in the Quran. In surah Anam, chapter number six was number 28. That if these people, again sending the word, they will repeat the same mistakes, because they are liars. So Allah knows in his divine wisdom, that these people, even if he sends them again, if the memory is washed out, or what they're seen of the hell, they will do the same mistakes. But coming to the question of other because that is the sixth pillar of human
that Allah subhanho wa Taala. We Muslims believe that Allah right, the other pillar is the destiny.
And people object. Many people ask this question, Muslim, the non Muslim, the like
that of everything Allah has written in the destiny, that fine whether this person will do good or bad, whether they're going to commit a murder, or whether he will commit a rape, or whether Rob is going to do good deeds, whether we're going to go to hell or heaven. If everything is mentioned the various choice who's to blame? If I commit a murder, Allah wrote in the car, I'm gonna commit a murder and I commit a murder who's to blame unless to blame? So why should I be put in hell?
And this is a very logical question.
The reply to this question is that we have to understand the concept of brother and destiny, that Allah subhana wa Taala has designed things where a person will be born,
in which condition will be born, when will you die, which land Will you die? Allah says in the Quran in Surah Surah, Chapter 17, verse number 14, that whenever a child is born, the father is bound on his neck, the moment is born, Allah knows everything was going to do good or bad, right or wrong, we're going to go to hell or heaven. But Allah subhana wa Taala has indicated, I will give you an example, the suppose in a class, that the teacher
who teaches about 100 students for about one year, and before the examination,
that teacher predicts that this student, he will come out first in class, first class was the student, he gets second class, that's when we'll feel
just example Don't feel bad brother.
after a few days, the examination takes place, and the student comes out first class First, the student gets a second class and that student feels now I must no question. Can the student who failed? Can you object to the teacher that because you predicted I'm going to fail I have failed? Who's to blame the teacher or the student? Who's to blame? The student the teacher predicted this today and he plays hooky, he doesn't attend class he sees movie therefore, you will have a national debt indeed okay. Average national is very intelligent, does good hard work. So teacher predicts in advance before the examination, this will get a first class first district second class that will
fail and the student comes out first class first, second class that will fails. But because the teacher predicted that does not mean the teacher is to blame. The teacher has taught everyone correctly and equally. Similarly, Allah subhana wa Taala has him again.
He has knowledge of the future certain thing there this time, he has said that okay, this person is born in this land on this particular date, he'll die in this land in this particular date etc, his surroundings will be wealthy or whatever it is, but the choice is yours. For example, after you pass your standard, we have a choice of beginning engineer or becoming a doctor or becoming a lawyer.
The choice is yours, you choose to become an engineer. So, Allah already knows in advance that after you pass your standard 12 you will choose to become an engineer he is written in advance, it is not because Allah has written that you are choosing.
It is because you have chosen, Allah has written in advance.
The choice is yours. But Allah knows your choice. For example, if you come at a crossroad and there are five roads, road number 12345, the choice is yours. You can either check route number 12345
you choose pro two,
it's already mentioned in advance in your destiny, that you will choose road two, it is not because Allah is writing that you're choosing it is because you will be choosing that Allah resident in advance. So the choice is yours. You have a choice to earn your living, either with good deeds holiday, or with robbing harambees, the choice is yours. Now you rob
the choice is yours. But Allah knows in advance that this person, he would want easy money and even Rob So Aladdin in advance that this particular person at the age of 25, he will drop, who's to blame? You're to blame, but because Allah will make as he has written in advance.
The choice is yours. Allah has given us human beings free will. You cannot blame Allah subhana wa Taala for your misdeeds.
If you go to hell, it is because of your misdeeds. And if you go to Jenna, it is because of the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala
knowledge to answer this question, the purpose of creation from a different angle, from the angle of the creation from the angle from the perspective of the human being,
have the human beings being created by Almighty God? And the reply to this question is given the Quran
is three out of chapter seven,
verse 972, and verse 973. Allah says, that he got out from the loins of Adams children with peace be upon him, all the descendants and ask them that Am I your Lord? And all said, we testify that You are our Lord. And Allah continues less on the Day of Judgment, they will say, we were unaware that you are a lot or less, they may say that our ancestors,
they worship somebody else. They did share their associated partners, and we just followed them so they are the liars, we should not be blamed. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, before the human beings came in this world, Allah subhanho wa Taala bought all the human beings from the loins of the children of Adam, and asked them who is the Lord and all of them testified that there is one Allah subhana wa Taala and he is our Lord. And now is our test in this world.
Allah says in the Quran, and I started my talk by quoting the verse of the Quran. From Harriet Tubman 51 Muslim 56 Allah says, that we have created the jinn and the men not but to worship me
do that, we have created the jinn and the men not but to worship Me, the purpose of creation of the human beings and the jinn is to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala this word worship
if you analyze this English word, it is derived from the Old English we are Skype, which means to honor and if you read the New Living Webster's encyclopedic dictionary, it says that worship means act of devotion
honoring the diety
devotional acts honoring the deity
and if it turns into Arabic, the Arabic word is a mother.
In law, that a big word for worship is a Baba, it is derived from the root word of the which means asleep and the duty of the slave to be obedient to all the wills and wishes of the master. So a bada means to the submission to the will of the Creator. Allah subhanho wa Taala ibadah means total submission to the will and wishes of the Creator Allah subhanho wa Taala and for the different lights that even one of the forms of worship, as mentioned in the English dictionary
As Allah says in the Quran in surah UNASUR
chapter 110 verse number three,
his agenda to level marieta nasioc coluna feeding life either for sub beyond Arabic in no Kanata Baba. That means glorify the praises of the Lord.
glorify the praises of the Lord. So one form of worship is glorification of the creator of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when we ask that, why did Allah subhana wa Taala require the human beings to glorify Him?
If Allah subhanaw taala, dependent on the praises of the human beings,
if all the human beings praise Allah subhanaw taala it will not make him superior. And if not a single human being praise him yet it will not diminish him, he is the same, whether you say Allahu Akbar 1000 times a million times it will not make Allah greater. Or if you don't tell Akbar also it will not make him less.
He's the greatest, he'll remain the greatest. And Allah says in the Quran in Surah Fatiha chapter 25, verse 15, that Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't require the human beings It is we who require him, it human beings require him and he's Worthy of all praise is the last resort request creation. It is the creation of Allah subhana wa Taala. And He's worthy of all praises. So the question is, why does he require us to prison?
The reason is, it is for our own benefit. Because it is a human tendency,
that if we praise a person,
if a person is famous, we tend to follow his advice. For example,
if your mother is suffering from a heart problem,
and there are two options, the one option you have is the best doctor in the world. Number one, a famous everyone knows him. Number one other person is just a plain MBBS doctor. And you have the option of going to any of them. Both are giving free treatment, who you go to, but naturally go to the one who's very famous number one in the world, the heart specialist. And whatever advice he gives you, because he's world famous, and you even acknowledge him to be the greatest amongst all the doctors, you will follow his advice. That is the reason when we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala and call him he's the greatest. He's the most merciful, he's the most kind, the moment we praise
Him, whatever advice he has given us, in the last and final revelation, the Glorious Quran, or whatever advice he has given us through His messengers,
and the last and final messenger prophet masala salam, we will follow it. So the reason we praise Him is not for the benefit of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He does not. It is for our own benefit. The moment you praise him. Oh, he's the greatest, he's the most wise. Oh, he's telling you not to have alcohol, then you stop buying alcohol. The moment you agree that is the most wise he's the greatest. He's the Most Merciful. Immediately. Whatever advice he gives you is human tendency. We follow the advice of the person who's the greatest, so that the reason we praise him for our own benefit. And that is the reason Allah says in the Quran.
In chapter number 20, was number 14, that verily,
I am Allah subhanho wa Taala I am Allah and there's no God besides me.
So remember me regularly, and offer prayer regularly.
Unless getting referred pretty regularly, because today in the world, there are so many evil, so many distractions, we tend to deviate.
This fella is a sort of programming towards righteousness.
This form of worship is a programming towards righteousness, we are getting programmed. As a doctor says that, for a healthy body, you require minimum three meals a day. So for a pure soul, for a healthy soul, you require minimum five times Allah.
So all forms of worship are benefit for us. Allah says in the Quran in surah baqarah chapter number two was no 183 that fasting has been prescribed to you, as it was prescribed to those who came before you so that you may learn self restraint.
Why do we fast so that we learn self restraint. And today psychologists tell us that if you can control your hunger, you can control almost all your desires. So when we fast we abstain from food drink, from dawn to sunset. If we can control our hunger, we can control almost all your desires. So by fasting, we are worshipping Allah subhanaw taala who's benefiting, not Allah, we are benefiting. We are learning to control our desires. And Allah says in the Quran in surah chapter number five was number 90. Yeah, you're losing or you believe in Nakamoto am I most certainly intoxicants and gambling what an Zavala some dedication of stones divination of arrows original
millage rate and these are settings enable first enable Welcome to flee, who abstained from this handy prosper year we have been guided by Allah subhanho wa Taala. That, oh you believe, most certainly intoxicants gambling, dedication of stone that idol worship, divination of arrows, that fortune telling these are things and you will abstain from it that you may prosper. And Allah says in the next verse and sort of Isaiah, chapter number five was number 91, that Satan, he creates an enmity and hatred between the human beings through intoxicants and gambling.
And this takes you away from the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala. So Allah is guiding you, when you have a Salah, or when you read the Quran, that's a form of worship. When of Allah form of worship, you are getting guided, that steer away from intoxicants from gambling, it is the Satan, who uses this to create enmity between the human beings. And this will take you away from remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala all forms of worship, any act, any commandment that you follow of Allah subhanaw taala is a form of worship. Any commandment of Allah subhanaw taala human being follows it's a form of worship, as long as you do it in the right way.
There are two things that two criteria as required. Number one is that you should do it only for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala and not for your own glorification, or placing your own self, any act to do, you should do it for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala whatever Allah commands you do it first pleasure, not for glorification, not for praise, not for becoming famous, number one, number two, that it should be done the way Allah and His Messenger has commanded you.
Whatever Allah has to do it the way Allah has asked you to do, or the way his messenger has asked you to do,
if you do it in any other way, that's not called worship, to do it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala follow His commandments, and the commander of the Prophet, but the way Allah and His Prophet have told you,
if you do it any other way, then it is not correct. And
it's mentioned in the Hadith of the Prophet masala Salaam in the Muslim
world number 200 number 1885.
Where the Prophet Muhammad Hassan said that the worst of all the affairs is innovation in the religion, innovation and Dean, it is a curse, and innovation the dean will take you to Hellfire means the worst of all the affairs is
indeed, innovation in Dean, and this is a curse and will take you towards the hellfire. So whatever you do worship, there's a general rule
that all types of worship is prohibited except the type which is mentioned the Koran and decided the type which has been mentioned by Allah. And as a result, any other type of worship is prohibited. It is forbidden, except that type of worship, which hadn't been described in the Quran, and described in decided
to further analyze that the purpose of the creation of the human being is to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And when we worship Him, we benefit it helps us under the misconception that Islam is a new religion, which came into existence 1400 years ago, and Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him is the founder of the religion of Islam. In fact, Islam is there since time immemorial, since man set foot on this earth.
And Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him is not the founder of this religion. He is the last and final messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. There were several messengers that came as Allah says in the Quran, in Surah Fatiha chapter 35, verse 24, what M and o Manila, halophila z. There is not a nation or a type room we have not sent a bone or a guide. Allah says in Surah rod, chapter number 13, verse number seven, but we call the common heart and to every people has a bone have been sent.
There are more than 25 messengers mentioned my name in the Quran, Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, peace be upon them all.
All of them were messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala and all of them. They were Muslims. Muslim, is a person who submits his will to Allah subhanaw taala and Islam is a word which comes from the root word Salaam, which means peace, or from Solomon, or sin, which means to submit your will to Almighty God. So Islam in short means be acquired by submitting to Allah subhana wa Taala to Almighty God, the Creator, all the messengers about the same message and anyone who submits his will to the creator Allah subhanho wa Taala is called as a Muslim. Quran says in Surah imraan chapter number three
was number 52 that he saw his solemn Jesus Christ peace be upon him as a Muslim. Allah says in the Quran in Surah Al Imran Chapter Three was the most 67 that Abraham was not a Jew or a Christian, but he was a Muslim.
And since our Creator is one, human kind is one, even the religion should be one.
There the reason Allah says in the Quran in surah Allah Moran chapter number three was the 19 in Medina in Delilah Islam, the only religion acceptable in the sight of Allah subhana wa Taala is Islam which is acquired by submitting your will to Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah repeat the message inshallah Allah Moran chapter number three was the MIDI five, that if anyone desires any other religion besides Islam, it will never be accepted of him. And in the Hara, he will be among the losers. Since our creators one, human kindness one, religion is also one and all the prophets teach the same message of submitting your will to Almighty God worshipping Him alone, and no one
And Allah says in the Quran,
instead of Vienna, Chapman it was number seven.
That those who have faith and do righteous deeds, they are the best of creation, your Allah subhana wa Taala calls the human beings the best of creation, the greatest, there are many greater creation, like the heaven the earth, but the best of creation is the human being because we have a free will. And if that free will, we obey the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala we reach the best of creation, highest, we are better even in the angels because angels don't have free will. Human beings have a free will and then if you obey the commandment, we become superior to dangerous but if you don't obey his commandments, we become the president of the city.
to human beings are the best creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the greatest sin that described in the Quran
in Surah Nisa, chapter number four Muslim 48 that Allah subhanho wa Taala will forgive anything, Allah subhanaw taala if he pleases, he will forgive anything but the sin of Hillel forgive. Allah repeated the message in Surah Nisa, chapter number four was 116 that Allah subhana wa Taala. If he pleases, he will forgive anything but the sin of associating partners with him, he shall never forgive. The greatest sin. For the human being is associating partners with Allah subhanaw taala worshiping anyone besides the one true God, Allah subhanho wa Taala. And one of the qualities of Allah subhanho wa Taala is love. And as I mentioned, that Allah subhanho wa Taala he loves his
creation, and because He loves us, with his grace,
he has given us all this Namah
all the niyama that has given us the air that we breathe, the water that we drink, all the facilities that Allah has given us, because He loves us, and those will be His commandments, he has prepared a place for us in paradise in the next life also. This is because of his love. The Beloved Prophet masala Salim said, it's mentioned in say, Muslim,
world number 100 number 67. that that person has tasted the sweetness of the faith, those who do three things. Number one, those who love
those who love Allah, and His Messenger more than everyone in the world.
Number two, those who love human beings are those who love people for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And number three, those who hate to go back to this belief from Allah save them, and they don't want to go to the Hellfire to these people who do these three things. According to bloody masala salam, they have tasted the fruit sweetness of it.
And as Allah mentioned in the Quran, insulin Bran chap number three was limited even
the Prophet is commanded to say that all those who love Allah Follow me, for Allah We love you and Allah forgive you.
Now if we analyze that V human beings, V to love the other human beings, we love our parents, our father and mother, we love our wives, we love our children. And the reason we love them basically is because these people, these human beings, have done certain favor on us.
For example, we love our mother, because she bought us in a womb for nine months. She took care of us in childhood. She bought us up, we love our brothers, either they have given us something or we want something from them, we love the human beings. So in that context
if we calculate
The favors are less done on us. Allah says in the Quran
in surah Brahim chapter number 14, was the metaphor that if you count the favors of Allah subhana wa Taala, you will not be able to add them up.
So imagine if we love our parent for the few things that have given us how much we love Allah subhanaw taala
and the love differs, we human beings, we will love animals.
We love human beings also, but the love of the animals, that the human beings have is different on a different level, as compared to the love that we have for the human beings. Similarly, the love for Allah subhanho wa Taala
is on a different level as compared to the love we have for the human beings. It is far superior. It is far more on a higher platter.
It is mentioned the Quran is referred to chapter number one was number five, Iraq and Afghanistan delone worship alone, yes.
We have to only worship Him and no one else. Allah says in Surah chapter number 40 was the 60 you asked me and I will answer your prayer.
Allah says in Surah Baqarah chapter number two was the 186.
On messenger, when they ask you about me, tell them I am near to them, and I will answer the prayers.
So all worship should only be done to Allah subhana wa Taala and numinous. He is the only one who deserves to worship and no one else knows how to analyze the purpose of creation, from the perspective for the perspective of human beings, that what is the purpose of existence in this world?
God created us.
We came in this world, what is our requirement?
What is our purpose of existence?
And alike is the reply.
And sort of Luke, chapter number 67 was number two. Allah says, Allah Xie khaliqul mata, Mata, it's Allah Who has created that and life to test which of you is good indeed.
Allah has created that and life to test which of us could indeed
and Allah says in the Quran, in Surah, chapter three was the 185. Allah says, Quran, lunasin Zakat the mod, every soul shall have a taste of death. But the final recompense will be on the Day of Judgment. And anyone who has been saved from the fire and enters the garden, he would have achieved the objective of this world, for this world is nothing but mere charges of deception.
That means this life of ours in this world is
a test for the hereafter. If you obey the commandment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In the next slide, we'll get paradise. If you don't know me,
we will not get paradise we go to hell. So this life, the purpose of existence, as Allah says, is a test for the hereafter.
And Allah says in the Quran, in Surah, chapter number 29 was number two, that do you think, just by failing, we believe we will let you go, we will surely test you. If we just say, I believe in Allah, I am a Muslim, I am a moment. Do you think I'll ever let you go finish?
Allah says, Don't you think we will test you just by saying I am a Muslim, just by saying you're a believer that by saying I submit my will to Almighty God, you will not go scot free, Allah will surely test you. And Allah says in the Quran, in Surah Baqarah chapter number two was the 155 that surely we will test you
with fear and hunger, with loss of your life, and of the goods and what you've accumulated in your life and give glad tidings to those who are patient, Allah says it just everyone, either with fear or with anger, always loss of life of it good. Or the wealth accumulated. Allah will test you.
And Allah test different people in different ways. And Allah says in the Quran, in Surah Nam, chapter six was 165. Allah says, that He has given more sustainance to some of the human beings over the other with some of the human beings Allah subhanho wa Taala has given more sustenance as compared to the other. Allah says this instrument in hell, chapter number 16, verse number 71, that he has favored some of the human beings or others in sustainance.
Allah repeats his message into the Anam chapter number six was the 165 that Allah subhana wa Taala has given more gifts
to some of the individuals and based on what he has given you, he will test you not as a question that people ask that how can I last one oh talebi just that some people are born in a poor family. Some people are born in a rich family. Some people are born healthy. Some people are born with diseases that is unjust
Allah subhanho wa Taala and just how can he make the differentiation between different human beings we come to know that this world
has life and that
there's health and disease.
There is wealth and poverty. All these are tests.
And Allah says in the Quran into the unfurl, chapter number eight was number 28. Allah says that
surely your wealth and your progeny, the children are a test for you.
And Allah says in chapter number 63, was number nine, that led not the wealth, no children deviate from the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah subhanho wa Taala tested different people in different ways.
One of the tests, one of the best Did you ask anyone, that what are the good deeds and the good deeds that all human beings whether they believe in God or not, they will say, the good deeds, the charity, it is contentment, charity will be there amongst the food that it means. So how can Almighty God test whether some people are charitable or not? If all the people have the same wealth, then where is the question of the test? The test will only take place if some people are poor and some people are rich. So Allah subhanaw taala test people in different ways.
Maybe some people are born in a rich family, there are a lot of wealth, some people are born poor, but the person who is rich, according to the Islamic Sharia,
one of the pillars of Islam is that every rich person was the saving of more than the nisab level, edify grams of gold, he or she should give 2.5% of that saving every lunar year in charity. The person may be a millionaire, may be a billionaire, he may give the required amount, then he will get passing marks, he may not give the complete amount, he may give portion, a small portion, maybe 20% of what is required to give
a part of what is required to give, he will fail. Some people may not give Zakat at all
absolutely fail. The poor person. He does not have to use the card at all you get full marks. But we mainly we say, Oh, me poor man, you know so much problems he has in his life. And we look up to the person who's rich.
Our beloved Prophet said
that it is more difficult for a rich man to enter Jannah than a poor man. But as the Quran says, In surah, Anfal chapter eight, verse 28, that the wealth is a test for you. It's a test.
We are fools that we think, okay, you know, this person is rich, Allah has blessed him.
It's a test.
If he doesn't use the blessing which Allah has given him, it's a blessing. But the chances of him failing the test is very high. For example, in one of the question papers, which came last year, or two years before, in 2002,
a very difficult question came
and most of the student could not apply.
Next year, that question does not appear, it would be foolish for us to say, oh, how sad this question did not come You should be happy, it did not come so well to the test. So those people don't have wealth, it is actually easier for them to go to Jannah enrichment.
So a lot test different people in different ways. Therefore law says that let not your wealth deviate you from the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's a test for him.
The other test, it is contentment.
It's contentment, and a beloved property Mr. Lawson said
it's mentioned cyber Heidi, worm number 800. Number 447.
The Prophet said that even if a person owns a value of gold,
you would want to have another even if a person owns the value of gold, who would want to own another value of gold, and the maximum he can take in his mouth is the dirt of the grave.
Let him be the richest man in the world. The person would want to create for more wealth,
person not contain most of the human beings and content.
Allah says in the Quran in Surah Nisa, chapter number four was limited to that. Do not
ask from Allah subhanho wa Taala that which Allah has favored other people, we say no Allah subhanaw taala you have given so much well they have given such a good beautiful car. Don't ask from Allah, what Allah favored others with.
It will be lost for you. And a beloved part masala, some said it's mentioned Sai Buhari. For number four. Our beloved Prophet said that look at those people who are less fortunate than you.
Don't look at those people who are more fortunate than you lest it will divert you from the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala left you may
be ungrateful to your Lord. So Prophet said look at those who are less fortunate than you Okay, find the person. No, he doesn't have a car. At least have a small commodity car. Don't look at a person having a Mercedes. Oh, why don't have a Mercedes. The person doesn't have a car at that level. Be thankful to Allah, the moment you compare yourself with the person who has the most of these, oh, why isn't I like giving me a Mercedes. Look at those people who are less fortunate. It will help you to remember Allah subhana wa Taala. And this is human nature. And the seeing that there was a man who complained, because he had no shoes until he saw a man who had no feet.
opposes to complain have got no issues compared to Allah. What no shoes and we saw a man who had no feet and you thanking Allah subhanaw taala at least have feet. So contentment
is a test. A Beloved Prophet masala Sallam said, If mentioned say body one number eight, that the real wealth is contentment. It is not property. The real true wealth is contentment being satisfied. Whatever you have, you say Alhamdulillah Praise be to Allah. That is the true moment. That's a true believer. That's a true Muslim contentment.
Well people ask that how come Allah subhana wa Taala
has created some people who are born healthy. He makes some people born healthy. Some people are born with diseases, maybe congenital disease, heart disease, some are born handicap. So is Allah and just Allah says in the Quran in Surah Nisa, chapter four verse 40, Allah subhana wa Taala is never unjust in the least degree. This is the test a lot test different people in different ways. Maybe it's possible. The children that are born, they are Muslim nothingness, it's not their fault at all. But as the Quran says, In surah, Anfal chapter number eight was number 28. That your wealth and our children are a test for you. And a lot of Peters a message in chapter 63 was the main that do not
let your wealth and children deviate from the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala. So maybe possible that it's a test for the parents.
It's a test for the parents.
There may be occasion, whenever any calamity comes on any individual. It is either a test or it's a punishment.
Those people who have deviated from Allah subhanho wa Taala for them it's a punishment from those who own the true palette is the best for them.
Maybe the parents are very good Muslims, or free fight em Salah may have given the Zakat may have gone for Hajj may be fasting the month of Ramadan. Now Allah gives them a child
with congenital heart disease. The true Muslim, a true moment you say Alhamdulillah Thank you, Allah subhanaw taala unless testing them, a person who's ungrateful or may not be able to pass the difficulties will show why he will start criminal complaint to Allah subhanaw taala Why did Allah give me a childhood handicap was congenital heart disease.
And more difficult the test, more highest reward.
More difficult is the test, more highest reward. For example, if you sit
for a BA degree examination,
if you pass your graduate, be guided nuts. But if you pass an MBBS examination, besides being a graduate, you get a doctor in front of any doctor. But to pass MBBS examination is multiple times more difficult than to pass a B examination.
More difficult to test more high as a reward to maybe Allah subhanaw taala wants to give those parents not just now but generally for those. So even though the pious Allah wants to give them a higher reward, and that there isn't a beloved prophet masala for him said, This mentioned so naturally, maybe when a person asked that who had the maximum test in this world, the Prophet replied, that all the ambience, all the prophets of Allah subhanaw taala, they had the most difficult test. After that, those who are closest to them, those who are like the prophets, after that, those who are like them.
And more higher is the fate of a person more difficulty the test will most the camera person has like it's difficult for you to get admission into MBBS because you got high marks in standard, high, so more difficult to pass MBBS a difficult so you're also the prophets. The ethical level cannot be compared with a normal human beings. So just because the prophets of God, even the prophets were tested, no prophet was just led without testing. But because the takamasa the Prophet were tested multiple times more than the normal human being is compared to you and me more difficult. So more higher is the tagline the faith, Allah will test you. So true believer if difficulty can this is a
Subhan Allah, Praise be to Allah Alhamdulillah
He takes it as a test, any calamity comes. It's either
a test or a punishment. For the profits of high taqwa it wasn't a punishment, it was a test and the pass the test,
when any good things happen to individual, it's either a reward or a desk.
Well can be a reward or it can be a test for you. Any good thing happens, it is either a reward or a test for you, for those who have deviated from Allah subhanaw taala they pray, give me what Allah give them, and tell them and they fail. So in this world, they get what they want luxury, but now Kara, is nothing but loss.
Charity, the test contentment, the test.
The children are test.
Many times we human beings, we complain to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We are praying to Allah subhanaw taala wider than Allah.
Allah says in the Quran, you asked me and I will answer your prayer. But you're I'm praying every day.
It sounds contradictory. Allah says you pray to men and say a prayer. But we find many, nothing happens. Allah says in the Quran in surah baqarah chapter number two was number 216. You may like a thing, which is not good for you. And you may hate a thing which is good for you. You know not but Allah knows, for example,
that is a young boy.
About 20 years old. He's praying Allah subhanaw taala give me a bmw,
bmw BMW motorcycle on the BMW motorcycle, very fast motorcycle praying, praying, praying, prayers, not answer. Maybe Allah knows that if allowed, I've given him a motorcycle
accident, and you will affect your desire to become handicap. So actually Allah subhanho wa Taala by not answering his prayer, he's answering his prayer.
By not answering his prayer allies answering his prayer
by not giving him a motorcycle because he's a good abunda
he's a good person. He's asking for things which are not good for him. I know he doesn't know. So I love him, but not answering, answering.
And many times people like Allah says in Surah Baqarah, chapter two verse number 15 and 16. About hypocrites he says that Allah gives them rope, so that they go to and fro you as well. Like if
there are many people who associate partner with Allah, they asked, I want well Allah give them which is nothing but a test for them. And they are digging their own caves. So we should never despair.
Allah is dead, always have faith in Allah subhanaw taala. That's the reason suicide is haram. And
as mentioned before,
the kill not yourself.
Kill yourself, because Allah is most forgiving, he's dead. If you have faith in Him, the moment a person commits suicide, it is as though he's ungrateful. He says Almighty God has given me so much trouble. He's unjust. It's not worth living in, in this life. Allah says in the Quran, in Surah Baqarah chapter number two was number 26, which is the last verse of Surah Baqarah, that Allah subhana wa Taala does not lay a burden on anyone greater than what he can bear. Allah does not lay a burden on anyone greater than what he can make.
The first part of the verse, the next part of the verse continues, and then we make a dua. Yeah, Allah subhanaw taala lay not on as a burden, then we can be in the first part of the worst when Allah already promised that he will not leave burden greater than what we can bear, then why do we have to pray, oh, Lord, lay not another burden, then we can be because why we dig of own grave we lay a burden greater than what we can be, we are the cause, we ask give me what I like as well.
So we have printed Allah subhanaw taala made not as the cause, to lay a burden on ourselves, then we can be
we should always have faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala and worship Him alone. He's the creator of purpose of existence is to worship Allah subhanaw taala and no one else. This life is a test for the hereafter obey his commandments and be satisfied. Whatever test to give you a true moment is thankful to Allah subhanaw taala normally we complain we don't have the video. The most important thing for living is what?
Someone does food. Someone say water most important is air. If you don't have air for a few minutes, you will die.
How many of us have you ever taken the last one Oh Allah, thank you for the area have given us how many of us have done that.
How many of us do we realize free?
We should reflect on the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala and all the Nehemiah has given us.
that why did Allah subhanho wa Taala create this world? What is the purpose of this world?
Allah says in the Quran in
Ebrahim chapter number 14, was number 3233. That Allah subhanho wa Taala has created the heavens and the earth, and let water come from the sky. With it, he has given fruits, he has caused the ship to sail with the commandment of Allah subhanaw taala He has called rivers to flow for the human beings, he has made the sun and the moon for you has made the night and the day for you. It's all this creation in the world, for the human beings, the full world is created
for human beings.
And it is our duty that we have to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for all these nehama
and besides thanking, it's our duty that we take care of these things. That is the reason Allah subhanaw taala has killed animals, but killing animals.
It is prohibited
killing animals privaten
masala salam, they do not kill animals for target practice. Yes, for food among the halaal animal which I live in permission
that you can have with the way Allah has showed you. And the Prophet showed us for target practice. And we find many people, they want to conquer these Namah they do target practice and they want to put the head of the animal in the wrong room.
Alaska to the mountains, we want to conquer the mountains on Mount Everest. How many people die every year in trying to climb the mountain we want to conquer it. We want to thank Allah subhanaw taala for the neoma
even though Allah says in the Quran, the cameras have been created for you to carry load, but even though they have been paid for you, we have to love them we have to respect them. There are several say howdy several,
as mentioned in saber party
one number three
that the person who gave water to thirsty dog by going into well, Mecca in the water and the socks and because of that he was going to Jenna. There's another Hadith in Sahih Bukhari
that does the prostitute just because she gave her a thirsty dog. She was going to Jenna and Savas, the do we get reward even for giving water to a dog? He said Yes, why not? Imagine the animal which is primary to come in our house. Even if we give water to that animal, Allah will reward you for that.
And that one's an old lady, she died a cat and to not give it food. So Allah put on Health Advisory cheat and did not give a food at least you should let it go free shoot effect on the rodents. And that poster is there in one of the posters that is in the exhibition. So we have to even love and take care of the animals, even the vegetations we can eat them for a requirement, but not unnecessary. Kill the plants. Even in more profitable Saracen said they do not chop down trees do not burn the crops. So all these are the creations of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And Allah says in the Quran,
Chapter 100, Allah says, Allah takes an oath, of the steeds of war.
The house is done for elastic note, and saying, Allah continues, was the 1234. Allah says that these horses, sparks come out of the
clouds of dust. There is they enter the enemy, describing the alleged taking note of these horses, the status of war, they are without any fear. Just because the master commands them, the person who the house Raider for the sake of the master, they enter into the enemy, there are thoughts that are weapons, irrespective of whether the weapons the state keeps on going, because he wants to be the master, unless taking out of this force.
And indeed, he says, but man is ungrateful, that means the horse to obey the master, it is a to die is a to get itself killed. Just because the Master says go it goes whether the enemy whether the soldier the weapon, whether they're going towards that, that because of the master, but human beings are very ungrateful.
That's the reason is the duty of every human being, to reflect
on the purpose of creation.
That why have we been created?
Allah subhanho wa Taala he's the Creator.
He's merciful, he's kind, he's forgiving. He's just, it's the duty of every human being, that you should worship Allah subhanho wa Taala worship Him and no one else. And this life you have to remember is a test for the hereafter.
If you follow His commandments, which
if you don't wish I failed this test and good
and you have to take care of the niyama Allah has given us
I'd like to end my talk by giving the conditions around
from Sudan, Iran, chapter number three was the 110 verses quantum Cara Amato
only Muslims, he had the best of people evolved for mankind. We are called as Hydra Omar the best of people. Whenever there is honor, it is always for the responsibility. There is no order without responsibility. The responsibility is mentioned the same was and continues that morona bill Murphy was on hold. But don't mean una bella because we enjoy what is good. And we forbid what is wrong. And we believe in Allah. It's the duty of every Muslim, that whatever he knows, if you know the purpose of creation, you have to tell it to the others. Bible we created we should worship no one but Allah subhana wa Taala this life is a test for the laughter. invite people to the truth, exhort
them to the truth.
That morona bill Murphy with an O 90 Mancha and enjoin them towards the good and prevent them from going towards the wrong it's the duty of every Muslim Java's complicity if you do not enjoy what is good
and we do not prevent people who want what's wrong, the unfit to be called as Muslims, we are unfit to be called as Hara oma, the best of people. I'd like to end my talk with the condition of the Quran from Surah Nell chapter 16 was wondering if it says, Oh de la subida because Walmart has now has an invite all the way of the Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching, and argue with them and visiting with them in the visit of gracious Walker. davon Alhamdulillah Bellamy