During this unprecedented time; this new stage of humanity of the pandemic has brought with it strange tote unusual times.
Makes me think what is the plan of Allah (swt)/ what is it as Believers that we should take away from these strange times?
Is there any benefit/ any wisdom/ any reason? of course, the answer is yes, but what?
There are more people experiencing loneliness; the perhaps ever before.
feeling lonely leads to other mental health disorders life, feeling very anxious, being depressed, in worst case scenario feeling like you’re so lonely that what is the point living?
Just because you are alone doesn’t necessarily mean you are lonely. This is a very interesting way of looking at time when you are by yourself. Most of us have more free time working from home Etc.
From Surat al-mulk: Allah (swt) says indeed those who fear their Master and the Unseen, for them is forgiveness and a huge reward.
Interpretation-is that they fear Allah when they are all by themselves when nobody is around.
you recognize that time as a moment of being in solitude in the company of Allah, no longer have to worry about other people looking and what other people are thinking is just about what Allah sees.
Now your time alone in isolation as becomes a time where you the gain of closeness towards Allah (swt).
Ayesha (ra) was asked by ibn omar (ra): tell me the most amazing thing you saw from the life of the prophet (saw).
she said, I remember one night; He woke up and I woke up and he said allow me to be with my Master, he asked permission to leave the bed and go to the prayer-mat and Ayesha (ra) said to be in your company. But I also love what you love…… And then she said I saw him standing the entire night in salatul tahajjud and then I saw him cry until his beard came moist and then I saw him cry more and to the place of his prostration became wet with his Blessed tears.
And then I said to him after he finished, yeah! Messenger of Allah, why do you do this to yourself, but Allah has forgiven you for what you’ve done your past and He said should I not be a grateful slave? Allahu akbar.
The moments that Allah gives you your life or you’re by yourself but those moments He gave you to see you take advantage of them. Do you remember Him on your lips? Do you think about Him in your heart?
And this is yet another way to lift yourself If you feel lonely to remind yourself that you know what? I’m not by myself; Allah is with me; just like Allah was with young Yusuf (A.S).
So your finest hours; my brothers; your best moments in life could actually be the moment that you are all alone.
The day of Arafah, which is the ninth day of dhul-hijjah. That’s one of the 10 days that some of the scholars said was the best day out of these 10 days because they have arafah.
The best dua that people made the prophets before Rasul’allah including the Rasulullah is that they used to say:
لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
Lā ilāha illallāh, waḥdahu lā sharīka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-ḥamdu, wa huwa ‘alā kulli shai’in qadīr.
None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, alone without partner. To Him belongs all that exists, and to Him is the praise, and He is powerful over all things
The days of the first 10 of Dhul-Hijjah are more valuable than the days of Ramadan speaking of daylight.
The prophet Muhammed (Saw) said there are no days in which Allah loves Deeds more than those that are done during these first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah.
So if we were told that there are no days wherein Deeds are more loved by Allah then these 10; what should we be doing?
There is no point in sinning especially during a time when Allah says good deeds are most loved to me. We should be doing seeking the forgiveness of Allah often.
Why do you think He gives us these auspicious days and nights Him to tap us on the shoulder and tell us, it’s time you turned it to Allah.
The reason that these 10 days are so massive and so rewarding is in them; We have day of arafah like in Ramadan we have laitual Qadr. The messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, He summarized the whole Hajj and he said Hajj is Arafah.
The messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the day that is promised is the day qiyamah and the day that is witnessed is the day of Arafah and the day is Jumah. And the day of Arafah there is one hour. If this hour passes by a mumin that is asking Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala for khair (good), Allah would answer the dua of that person.
This hour comes to a servant of Allah while he is asking Allah to protect him from a certain evil then Allah will protect that from him. If you are outside of the hajj and you fast the day of Arafah, then Allah will forgive two years of your sins.
Do not waste a single minute during this first ten days of dhul-hijjah because these 10 days are the most important days of the year. You cannot afford to waste a single minute. Be kind and nice to people, be good to the neighbors. Be happy and cheerful and be nice and courteous to all the people living around you.
Do as much as the sunnah you can do it is better during the first 10 days of dhul-hijjah. Give as much time as you can for your family members
Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La Ilaha Ilallah Wallahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Wa Lillahil Hamd
Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest. There is no deity (no god) besides Allah and Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest and to Allah all praises belong. Reason
Every day after fajr Abu bakr (Ra) would go in an opposite direction of his house and he would go deep into the desert was very curious. I’m going to go follow him and find out what he’s doing.
He said I saw him go into this beat-up old house and he said he spent a long time in there, wasn’t like a short amount of time. So, umar (Ra) said I waited until I could no longer see him meaning he made his way back to Medina.
omar (Ra) said I knocked on the door. Okay, and he said this woman opened the door. She was elderly she was frail. She was blind and they were a bunch of little kids running around. And she said that I’m a blind woman. And I have no one to take care of me.
Umar (Ra) said who is that visitor that comes to you every single day? The answer she says, I don’t know who he is. He never once shared his name with me. umar (ra) said, what does he do?
May Allah reward him. Every morning, He comes, Listen, by the way, she details it. She says he cleans my home. He washes our clothes. He grinds our wheat. He bakes our bread. He cooks our breakfast and then he leaves, SubhanAllah, think about that. if this was the only Only narration we had about abu bakr (Ra) it’s incredible.
Oh Abu bakr (Ra), you’ve exhausted us. Anyone that comes after you is exhausted.
We are on earth right now where we have people around us who keep judging in a way that distracts us. People look at you, they judge you, they judge you based on what? based on your color, They judge you based on your complexion, sometimes on your height, sometimes on your size, sometimes on your nationality, Sometimes perhaps on something.. They judge you based on so many things; so much springs to my mind. They judge you based on your sins.
Allah judges you but he’s the only one who never judges based on your sin. Allah judges, you based on your repentance La ilaha Illa Allah.
People will never forgive the sin you’ve committed even if you’ve changed your life, totally in most cases they won’t… that humankind. Allah is the most merciful, the most forgiving, the most compassionate, the most kind the most good, etc.
Allah gets so happy when people turn to him. Allah says We wipe out your sins, Allah said, you know what let alone wipe out your sins. Whatever sins you’ve committed, We want to convert them into Good Deeds on the right side of your scale because you changed your life. You’re such a lovely person, never ever be let’s down by your past. Leave your past behind forget about it.
Divorce Yourself from toxic, people who might be in your circle of friends so much so that if it is a spouse who is toxic, Allah allows you to actually come out of it.
That is insulting, heaven lies at the feet of your mother is actually a statement that is sometimes used as religious blackmail to keep the person under the spell of a mother when the mother is toxic. And really nasty evil person who won’t even be subhanallah, who won’t be your door to Paradise, Not at all.
May ALlah make it such that people bear witness that we are really good people.
Allah Judges you based on your repentance not on your sin. Allah says your pasts can actually become the biggest blessing no matter how negative it was. When you just turn to Allah, that is between you and Allah. Allah is here for you.
Sometimes you’re going through a divorce and you know what you went through it Once it was so painful. Divorce is never the end of the world. It might just be the beginning of your life. there will come a time when ease will come through, you go through a divorce. You’re not the first person you’ll never be the last one. It may not be Be your first divorce, you might go through it again. And again and who knows the third, the fourth person, you’re gonna get to through marriage is going to be wow! The king of your dreams. subhanAllah, it can happen.
Man is such that when we’re going through the issue. It’s the end of the world. It’s not, just ride this for now, you know, the waves are coming in just ride the wave for now and you lay low for a little while. Thank Allah develop your relationship with Allah. A day will come when you will have the last laugh and always as they say he who laughs last laughs the best.
You say o Allah, forgive me, It is a massive act of worship because you’re acknowledging that Allah is the owner of forgiveness, Allah is the owner of goodness. He’s the owner of punishment. He’s the owner of everything.
There is a hope for everyone, the worst from amongst us. There is a hope for and the best from amongst us must not become so proud and arrogant. – Mufti Menk
The word the Dajjal in Arabic means the deceiver and there is a difference between saying something is deceptive and something is a lie. a lie can get caught out pretty easily or in a little while you can defragment, you can find that person is a liar, but when you say that something is deceptive then deceptive means that it’s mixed with the truth. You got truth and false and you start mixing it, you start manipulating people to make them think that something is real, but it’s not, it’s really a fake thing.
And then you say to yourself; well, if they were if this is true, then this must be true and it takes much longer to find out the LIE when somebody is a deceiver.
For the Dajjal who is called the Antichrist, this guy who’s going to come out into this world according to what our Prophet peace be upon him told us about, he said that this guy that the Dajjal is going to come out and he is going to deceive, people is going to be a deceiver, ad-Dajjal.
Before the Dajjal can come out, There has to be a preparation and introduction, the stage has to be set for him, a world full of fakeness, a world full of deception, a world full of if you like FRGs, fake religious guys and girls a world full of fake media, fake social media, Things appear different to what they really are in reality. People think in a fantasy world and make things that are Fantasia world look as if they are real. Liars look; like they’re telling the truth and truthful people look like they are they’re actually lying. That’s what they think. what’s been shown to us a long time ago used to be bad or abnormal or wrong now it’s become normal, right? And anybody who opposes it, They’re the ones that look crazy.
You know a little while ago, for example, I want the young people to listen. Things that in my days they used to be outrageous. Today they’re very normal. One thing for example students ask me a question; Can I have a girlfriend? Can I have a boyfriend? Is this Islam allowing it? And I’m thinking to myself, isn’t it’s meant to be so obvious that you can’t really.. you know is no such thing as …. boyfriend and girlfriend outside of marriage, but they ask about it sincerely really thinking, there’s nothing wrong with it.
What used to be wrong and I’m even talking about the non-Muslims in the 1950s. It was very normal to say that I won’t, you know be with a guy or a girl until we’re actually married, non-Muslims used to say that and then slowly as time went on, it became normal.
But this is the truth the fake world I get my students and they say to me on social media, there was you know, this guy he likes me. He likes me. They think it’s all cute and I say to them he doesn’t like he doesn’t like you what he likes about you is that it’s easy for him to see what he wants to see of you. She said, yeah, it’s true. He wants me to take off my hijab and I did. He gives me attention, you know, and I know and he loves me, wants to marry me……15 years old, man. What’s he going to marry?
That’s the what the world is made you think? The internet stuff, There were abnormal now this so normal. You’re crazy If you say that you want to get married. That’s what the world we live in now but girlfriend boyfriend that is fine. It’s become so normalized, brothers and sisters.
I fear for this new generation if they are not aware of what actually what brainwashing is happening to their brains, …. we call it classical conditioning. But you know what? Social media only tells you about 20% about your life is what experts say shows their highlights on social media and everybody thinks that everybody is living the life except me. I’m missing out and that’s why we have so much depression anxiety, you know post-traumatic stress disorders and all that because our Expectations are right up here, but it doesn’t even exist.
So when people for example get married they have these high expectations from what they’ve seen on social media over and over and over again, and then they feel that they’ve been betrayed. so they end up in divorce .
We need to be aware of these things that we are living in a world of fakeness and that’s why we can’t find happiness.
The coming of the Dajjal, the deceiver. There has to be a preparation of fakeness where people start to believe the unbelievable. I’m saying this to the young people so they got they do not fall Prey to this thing.
Social media now has been made in such a way that it’s meant to program you so that you can come back again and again and again and again and again and again until you get this mental disorder.
The era of the Dajjal means that where religion itself looks like it’s backwards where we cannot make a .., you know a connection between the real world and our religion. Religion is so real subhanAllah. The world is going ahead and brainwashing left Right and Centre. We live in the world of sex drugs and rock and roll. That’s what we live in right now and the Dajjal loves that when he comes out to be so easy for people to believe in him.
kafir means to cover up the truth to cover up the truth. Cover up reality; cover up what I really am. Cover up what the truth really is and believe something doesn’t even exist.
The Muslims will be able to recognize this. We don’t get stooge that easy. My advice to young people, your deen and your Islam is there to protect you. don’t let this new age idea of making you think it’s backwards or that you are missing out by practicing your religion, at the same time practicing people, please Understand what you’re practicing. We are not for show.
The prophet Muhammed (ﷺ) said “Do you know what a Muslim is? The Muslim is the one from whose tongue and hand the people are safe, and the believer/ Mumin is the one who is trusted with the lives /dignity and wealth of the people. A Mujahid is somebody who can strive against his or her own desires and egos to continue to worship Allah to the best of their ability. A Muhajir/Migrant is somebody who is able to desert their past sins and work towards better.- Shaykh Belal Assad
Valentine’s Day is here and you got to buy something for the most beloved of all women, that… by the way..only Valentine’s is all about one woman. now, she’s done a lot she’s done a lot for you. you got to be there, you got to make her happy and you got to do the best for her.
She’s been around. She’s looked after you; you, do best for her and don’t mess it up. That woman is your mother because the thing is your mother always looks after you.
Nothing wrong in… you ended up with some roses for your mother. Listen Valentine’s… go on say hello to your mom, hug your mom.
Valentine’s is all about one woman. She’s been around. She’s looked after you; you, do best for her and don’t mess it up. Listen, Valentine’s… go on say hello to your mom, hug your mom. – Shaykh Hasan Ali