جواہر رمضان ۲۰۲۴ - ایپیسوڈ ۹
Bayan, 66 minutes
19th March, 2024

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Jewel of Ramadhan 2024 - Episode 9

One is to fulfil a task with full hope and trust and the other is to fulfil a task without confidence and certainty. The conclusion of both scenarios will have a huge difference. If a person has confidence in his decisions, then he will go forth, but a person who is confused and hesitant, will not be successful.

In life, we face phases like this. Sometimes we face uncertainty and confusion. We lack trust in what we are doing and the conclusion isn't fruitful.

When a person earns his wealth after many struggles, he values and appreciates it more. If a person attains something with ease, he takes it for granted.

Nowadays, we attain knowledge from our Sheikh very easily. We are blessed with dhikr and repentance with ease, which is why we don't value it. Those from the previous generations, worked so hard and spent their entire lives to acquire this. When a person earns the Deen through effort, he cannot fathom to abandon one Majlis. He does not waste his hard work.

The one who struggles and the one who does not struggle, cannot be the same. Nothing can be earnt without effort and without effort, there is no enjoyment. Upon this path of acquiring a Sheikh, even pain gives a person joy. He does not face difficulty when he travels to attain his destination. He experiences no fear and does not concern himself with where he will eat from. On this journey, a person stands content in front of Allah ta'ala.

We should at least begin to travel upon Allah ta'ala's path. We should correct our intentions of desiring to find Allah ta'ala and He will be there to assist us.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا آمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَالْكِتَابِ الَّذِي نَزَّلَ عَلَىٰ رَسُولِهِ وَالْكِتَابِ الَّذِي أَنزَلَ مِن قَبْلُ

O believers! Have faith in Allah, His Messenger, the Book He has revealed to His Messenger, and the Scriptures He revealed before. [4:136]

Here, the book refers to the Quran. One has not entered upon the Deen completely because he remains confused. He does not have belief in Allah ta'ala and the Prophet ﷺ and also the Quran.

We should practice upon what we stated from our tongues. We should develop the certainty and faith which is due from us.

If we had faith, we wouldn't reject the orders of Allah ta'ala. We wouldn't take shortcuts. We wouldn't reject the Sunnah. We would accept all the laws of Deen with determination. On the other hand, a confused person is unable fulfil the right action with conviction. Allah ta'ala says that those who reject, will be destined to Hellfire.

Unfortunately, we make things lawful and unlawful according to our own desires. We have prioritised the generation over Allah ta'ala and His Rasul ﷺ. We don't want to take guidance and this is why we are in suspense. We lead our lives according to the culture and traditions and do what others are doing in this generation. We remain unaware of the orders of the Quran and Shariah.

Here, Allah ta'ala says, if you had true faith, you would accept every word of Allah ta'ala and you would recognise Allah ta'ala.

If any difficulty arises, we seek worldly help and utilise worldly means. If a person has faith, he should know that calamities come from Allah ta'ala. Whoever has this mind-set, will ask from Allah ta'ala and he will not seek from people. He will weep and realise that it is due to his wretchedness, that he is not progressing.

Allah ta'ala is the solution to our problems. If we want to attain the Deen, we must seek it and make effort. We should visit such a Sheikh who has learnt this subject with struggle.

There are two paths. One is to earn with hard work and effort, whether it is for the world or for the Hereafter and the other is, to attain it automatically without any effort. There is a big difference in the two.

Imaan is not an easy asset. The noble companions attained the Deen through much struggled and they truly valued the words and the instructions of the Holy Prophet ﷺ. They would ask each other if any statements had been issued by the Prophet ﷺ and they would be eager to implement every instruction. They didn't wait for a second to practice and this was their level of faith. The noble companions did not sell their faith for anything.

How much do we obey the words of the Prophet ﷺ?
We go to Makkah Shareef and Madinah Shareef, we drink Zam Zam, we are given Ramadan, yet we still don't want to obey the Prophet ﷺ. We only obey our desires.

Ramadan makes us practice faith, so that we may have belief in Allah ta'ala and His Rasul ﷺ and so that we can implement the laws of Islam. Allah ta'ala has given us fasting and the whole focus of fasting is linked to the true faith which we must possess.

True faith is to believe in the unseen. Our fasting is enabling us to practice this through the commands of partaking in suhoor and refraining from eating and drinking. We obey these directions even though we may become tempted to break them. This is because Allah ta'ala has assisted us and has developed awareness within us. He has developed this emotion. We have conviction that He is present. Due to this certainty, we do not break our fast. We fast from morning to evening with caution and if we happen to slip up, we enquire if our fast has been invalidated. This caution and awareness have been developed by Allah ta'ala as He has made us practice.

The message is, that our belief should always be like this with Allah ta'ala. Just like we fulfilled the conditions of fasting entirely, similarly, we should apply this caution throughout our life.

Those who are in suspense and confusion, are likened to children who claim to be fasting whilst they continue to eat. This is the condition of our Imaan. We have abandoned prayers but we say, "I'm still a Muslim." We take interest and cut our beards and we justify it by saying, "I'm still a Muslim", and "Allah is Most forgiving."

Those who live like this, are devoid of faith and are in confusion. They can never progress and they are deceiving themselves.

Imaan enables a person to adhere to the laws of Islam wholeheartedly and without hesitation. If Allah ta'ala has made you a Muslim, you should follow the Deen which Allah ta'ala and His Rasul ﷺ have dictated.

Some of us migrate to other countries to earn more, whilst this action does not guarantee that we will become wealthy after migration. However, if we develop and increase our faith, then there is guarantee that we will become wealthy wherever we are.

We want to raise our children in this country which we consider Paradise. We migrate and sell our faith in the process and we don't realise that it will cause so much harm to ourselves and our children. We sell everything to arrive in this country and we sell our faith for the pound. In reality, fitna is increasing here and our children are taught incorrect things. Soon, we will regret why we moved to this country.

We sell our faith to attain worldly progression even for our children. We make them Huffadh so that we can boast and show off. This is because we lack faith. We haven't recognised Allah ta'ala fully, just like a child who fasts without upholding its complete principles. The Aalim and Huffadh who fail to practice, will be severely punished and will not succeed.

We openly reject Allah ta'ala and we deny His commands and we are proud of this. We criticise and mock those people who practice. In reality, Allah ta'ala never oppresses anyone, rather, we oppress ourselves. If we reject after taking the Quran, we will be punished.

We should implement the ways of the Sunnah without doubt and hesitation and in doing so, we will not face any loss in the world. Those who have solid faith are not anxious and do not become fearful over their tests in this world. If they face poverty, they will never fear. Rather, they are happy and they protect their faith. They embrace hardship with happiness. They are satisfied with their provision even if it is less, in order to protect their faith and keep it strong. They will never go to that place in which their faith would be at danger. They will send curse upon that place and stay in the place where their faith is protected.

A believer must strive his entire life to protect his faith. We should develop fear in implementing Allah ta'ala's orders. We experience enjoyment in reciting Ahadith, whilst Ahadith actually came to teach us practice. The objective is to implement these Ahadith in our life.

The first hadith in Bukhari Shareef, relates to faith. All actions are according to intention. Thus, intentions equals faith. The last hadith in Bukhari Shareef refers to the weight of the kalimah, it is light on the tongue but heavy in its weight. It is a beloved kalimah to Allah ta'ala.

So first, intention has been spoken about and then the book ends with dhikr. This means, a person possesses such faith when he engages in dhikr. The cure lies in the last hadith.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَابْتَغُوا إِلَيْهِ الْوَسِيلَةَ وَجَاهِدُوا فِي سَبِيلِهِ

"O believers! Be mindful of Allah and seek what brings you closer to Him and struggle in His Way..." [5:35]

To increase our faith, we must visit a person who already has that faith and we should seek his guidance.

Those who wish to elevate their faith, they don't worry about what others are doing. In reality, if a person strengthens his faith, he is given the ability to improve and reform the world.

We should make our Imaan strong and benefit the disbelievers with our own faith. We should correct and improve our faith and in this manner, we may improve a whole city.

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