Life and death is in the hands of Allah. Allah is the giver of life, and Allah is the one who decides when a person is going to pass away. And indeed, if Allah wills, something is brought into life.
We are taught as a Sunnah to say We belong to Allah and we are going to return to Allah (swt), all of us.
Everything that is created by Allah has an expiry date, meaning it has a time tag.
It is very important for us to realize you will lose. It is part of the plan of Allah. So prepare for that day
So what is the test?
The test is no matter what has happened to you if it brings you closer to Allah, it was your gift. And if it takes you away from Allah, it was your punishment or it was something, a challenge, a test for you and you’re failing it because it’s drifting you away from Allah.
Life must carry on. How many times you have a person who passes on and the wife or the husband or someone says, you know what, that’s it. I’m calm here and I’m never going to marry again. That’s your statement because of the loss. But that’s Allah’s plan.
There is no betrayal of your deceased spouse if you were to remarry. The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, married those who lost their spouses before.
Family relationship, our family, This is central to us having a strong Ummah.
Our reference point must be Allah, not what the west telling us. This is how relationships should be, not what the media is telling us. This is the romance story that you must live, not what the novels are telling us.
They are not the ones who understand what true right and responsibilities are and what will actually lead to the greatest outcome in the future.
It’s not about the self. It’s about bringing up a righteous family.
Islam tells you, It’s about Allah and you’re bringing up righteous children and you’re not falling into Haram / forbidden because you’re fulfilling each other’s physical needs, then you’ve got a good marriage but at the same time, treat them and live with each other in a good way.
The more work that we do in this regard, the stronger Ummah we will have.
The protection of Allah (swt) Who is the owner of protection; If Allah has not protected someone, they are doomed. And if Allah has protected someone then nothing can ever harm them.
if we were to follow the Prophet (pbuh)’s sunnah every morning and evening, we would be seeking the protection of Allah from the evil that is around us.
You know, the devils are two types: not only jinnkind. Sometimes your friend is a Shaitan.
Sometimes you and I can become little Satans when we encourage others to disobey Allah and we are disobeying Allah when we create fitna and we are the source of it.
There are people who are closer to Allah than you whom you think afar from Allah but you don’t know because Tawaqa (piety) is only known by Allah. That’s why He’s got a Day of Judgment.
May Allah grant us Steadfast and Steadfastness is a journey that lasts right up to the last breath. Some people quit right at the end and some people jump on right at the end.
May Allah grant us death with faith- amen
Don’t ever lower your guard. We would be fools if we know that there’s satan and jinnkind all around us trying to attack us and we don’t read simple dua every morning and evening and after every Salah.
Suffering at every level
The five signs that you’re suffering as a Muslim is not going to waste And your sacrifice will be thanked by Allah, five signs, and we take them from the biography of Musa (a.s).
The five signs to measure yourself against, to see whether you are for Allah, by Allah and for Allah, we said, number one, a thirst for knowledge. Number two, a commitment to worship, Number three, a fearless acknowledgment of personal error, Number four, an ethic of patience and number five, you have a longing to be of service to others.
Allah has promised that our shore is just as near, He said, those who oppose Allah and His messenger they will be the debased, Allah has already decreed that I Allah and my messengers will overcome.
We shall prevail, Allah is mighty and Allah is wise.
Standards that are relative in nature. So once you recognize the first premise that human beings have a tendency to recognize an absolute standard, the second premise should push you towards the recognition that they have to be there for an absolute standard.
And the only absolute standard that a person can recognize is the greatest conceivable being, because without that, it relativizes morality and that goes against the first premise, through time recognize that absolute standards are required in order to live in harmony.
it’s within the human being to recognize truths that we would then define as being Just.
Human beings have a tendency of recognizing a standard that is more towards absolutism than relativism, and that absolutism can only lead a person to or should, should lead a person more towards the possibility for the existence of an absolute being, as opposed to trillions and trillions of beings that essentially use a relative standard.
The reason that we have been created is made clear by the Creator Himself. And we do know that life is very short on Earth, but the life after death is far longer. In fact, it is eternal.
We know that everything predicted and prophesied by Muhammad (pbuh) has either come true during his lifetime or later on or is about to come true.
Another prophecy of the Prophet (pbuh) where he says there will come a time when nothing nwill remain of Islam except its name and nothing will remain of the Quran except its drawing.
‘The prophecy that the clothing would degenerate. If we take a look today, they will tell you that part of civilization is actually to undress.
The less you wear, the more liberated you are’.
Islam teaches us purity. Islam says, you will be judged because of who you are, how your character and conduct is, and how your relationship with your Maker is.
You will be judged by your contribution to humankind and your dedication to the maker of humankind, Subhanallah. That’s Islam.
Remember one thing, you need to live in Islam.
The most important organ that we have is the heart. The heart is closely connected to the mind. So if you have a clean heart, it actually affects the mind and the mind begins to do things that are correct and pleasing to Allah Almighty. Because the heart is clean.
To cleanse the heart is the duty of every Muslim. How do I clean my heart? What should I do to clean my heart?
What is your connection with the word of Allah? Do you make an effort with it? If not, your heart cannot be pure. It’s impossible that’s the word of the owner of the hearts. And He’s the one who turns the hearts.
If you don’t have a connection with His words, His reminders, His warnings, then how can you expect your heart to be clean? So if you don’t read the Quran and you don’t want to know its meaning and it irritates you when people tell you what the Quran says, then you have a diseasedheart that requires attention.
If you don’t want to take Allah’s reminder, whose reminder do you want?
Sometimes you might think you have everything. Are you sure that’s not only material items you’re talking about?
When you don’t have Salat Al Fajr, you have zero.
We know we exist. We are self-aware. So anything that has brought into existence must be self-aware. So what things could have brought us into existence?
The Answer is quite simple actually, which you know already. The fact that you exist, you know there is an existence reality. The fact that you and I exist, There is a necessary existence. There is a necessary existence because we are all contingent.
It is such a powerful argument for the existence of God that it is something that you don’t need to have a PhD to understand. If everything is dependent, you cannot explain the existence of dependent things by itself.
So a dependent thing which is dependent on their existence couldn’t have existed by themselves. So you need something that is not contingent or dependent. And that thing is something called the necessary existence, the necessary being who is independent, who is absolute by necessity.
So that is what we call our Creator, because we are a creation, we came into existing and that Creator is self-aware,
You have all the time for everything else, but you have no time for your own existence. And time to find out the meaning.
Every part of your body, do they have a purpose? Your eyes do they hear? Did you decide when you were an embryo?
I wanted to summarize all of the positions or all of the questions about Shawwal. And of course the basis of that is the Hadith of the Prophet (pbuh), He said that whoever fasts in Ramadan and then follows up Ramadan with six days from Shawwal, it is as if they have fasted an entire lifetime to it.
If you feel like it’s going to be tough and you might miss out on the six days of Shawwal, if you try to make up the days, especially if there are a lot of days, then make the priority in sha Allah to fast the six days first and then make up those days afterwards ‘Allah’s will’ up until Shaban of the next year.