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Bayan, 41 minutes
25th April, 2024

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What is Our Ibadah?

The objective of a human beings creation in this world is to worship Allah ta'ala. When we return to Allah ta'ala, we will be questioned whether we fulfilled this objective

It should be evident that we are servants of Allah ta'ala and we must fulfil those actions obligated by Allah ta'ala, such as prayer. This demonstrates our servanthood.

Every creation present in the world worships Allah ta'ala. However, every creation has its own method of worship such as durood shareef and tasbih.

Mankind is the most superior form of creation which means that we also have a superior and unique form of worship. Allah ta'ala has instilled unique qualities within us which He hasn't instilled within other creation.

In reality, we have been created to abstain from disobeying Allah ta'ala. The angels and animals do not have the ability to sin nor does a stone or a tree. The bee never ceases to make honey. The chicken never ceases to lay eggs. The cow never ceases to produce milk. All creations obey Allah ta'ala's orders and fulfils their duties. However, humans disobey Allah ta'ala and this equals to sin.

Forgiveness of a human being is based upon his abstention from Allah ta'ala's disobedience. Implementing the five pillars will elevate one's status, but it will not earn a person forgiveness.

Abstention is a form of worship which only mankind is able to practice because every creature including the angels are protected from sin and are obedient to Allah ta'ala. Thus, if a human being succeeds in his duty, then even the angels cannot reach his status. This achievement is due to a servants utmost diligence and hard work.

If we abstain from sin, then our other actions are accepted and we will be given a higher reward in the Hereafter. We will also be safe from Hellfire. If we fulfil the worship prescribed to the other creations, it will elevate our status and reward, however, forgiveness is only earnt through abstention from Allah ta'ala's disobedience. All other actions will fail if this isn't existent, as all our acts of worship depend upon this factor.

Unfortunately nowadays, we don't even consider this to be a worship. Very few of us strive to abstain from sin despite it being so important and despite it being the reason for our existence.

We hold no concern for abstention from sins such as, lying, backbiting and becoming angry. We rise for Tahajjud and perform Umrah, yet we are not prepared to fulfil what Allah ta'ala has created us for.

Allah ta'ala created this impure world and filled it with sins and attractions. He released Shaytan and our nafs to test us in this world. Our task in life is to save ourselves from these two enemies. This is our worship and Allah ta'ala desires that we return to Him pure and free from sin. If we abandon sins, we are successful.

Shaytan makes us run towards prayers and keeps us occupied with insignificant actions and at the same time, he distances us from the real worship - abstaining from sins.

No prayer or Hajj will be of benefit to us if we haven't fulfilled what Allah ta'ala expects from us.

Allah ta'ala sent the Prophet ﷺ to teach Tazkiyah to mankind and that is to refrain from sin. Until Qiyaamah, Allah ta'ala will grant us Khankah's which are spiritual hospitals, in order to have our problems solved. Allah ta'ala has sent the Mashãikh in this world to purify us. He has enabled this system, however, we are lazy and consider purification insignificant.

The spiritual diseases of ostentation and hypocrisy are present within our hearts, so how will we enter Paradise through our prayers?
Students should visit a wali Allah to learn the objective of life and have their sins removed, instead of visiting him seeking to witness dreams and miracles and become saints. If you desire to attain Taqwa and be safe from sins, then be sincere and visit the wali Allah who is the spiritual doctor, and he will guide you in eradicating your sins. If your objective is contaminated, then you will be met with someone who is insincere.

Allah ta'ala has created the forces of Shaytan and nafs, but He has also facilitated the company of the Mashãikh which saves us from sins. It is our duty to adopt their company otherwise, our physical worship will not be accepted. If you attain Tazkiyah in their company, then your worship will elevate your status and you will be rewarded. If you fulfil your objective of life which is leaving disobedience, then you will attain the rewards.

The main purpose of life is to leave sin, rather than worship, as the angels already worship Allah ta'ala. We have been created to fight with our enemies which is Shaytan and our desires which invite us towards sin. We must shun these enemies and reject the sin by making a connection with a wali Allah. His company is a shelter. Those who are not connected to a Sheikh are arrogant as they believe they are independent from having a teacher and attaining purification.

Hadhrat Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه reports that Nabi ﷺ said, "Do you know who is poor? The noble companions said: A poor man amongst us is one who has neither dirham with him nor wealth. Nabi ﷺ said: The poor of my Ummah would be he who would come on the Day of Resurrection with prayers and fasts and Zakat but (he would find himself bankrupt on that day as he would have exhausted his funds of virtues) since he hurled abuses upon others, brought calumny against others and unlawfully consumed the wealth of others and shed the blood of others and beat others, and his virtues would be credited to the account of one (who suffered at his hand). And if his good deeds fall short to clear the account, then his sins would be entered in (his account) and he would be thrown in the Hell-Fire." [Muslim Shareef]

All secrets will be unravelled on that day and our limbs will testify against our sins. Allah ta'ala's court of justice will be established and there will be no lawyer or solicitor to save us. Such a person's worship will evaporate due to the oppression he committed in the world. His good deeds will be consumed because he came with a burden of sins and an impure heart. He will also be burdened with the sins of those whom he oppressed and he will be lead to the lowest pit in Hellfire. This is because he didn’t work hard on the true purpose of life.

Worship becomes a habit, however, the greatest achievement is when a person leaves sin. He purifies himself and crushes his desires. He is the one who has truly worked hard in this world.

We should make effort on leaving sins, otherwise we are wasting time just praying and worshiping out of habit. Those people who work hard in leaving sin and make effort with the Tazkiyah sheets, will be successful in the Hereafter.

Sins prevent a person from praying Tahajjud and performing good deeds. When a person's heart is purified in the company of a Sheikh, then automatically the attraction towards sins will diminish.

We struggle when it comes to leaving sins, but as long as we try, Allah ta'ala appreciates our efforts and will enter us in to Paradise. We should at least try hard and sit in the company of the pious as that will help us prevent sinning.

We emphasise on prayer which represents servanthood and comes naturally so does not a actually require our hard work. On the other hand, we disregard working upon our heart. This is because Shaytan has changed our direction of life.

Nabi ﷺ said, "Verily, in the body is a piece of flesh which, if sound, the entire body is sound, and if corrupt, the entire body is corrupt. Truly, it is the heart." [Bukhari Shareef]

Once the heart is reformed, your worship will be corrected and you will automatically be rectified.

The burden of sins causes a person to become depressed and anxious. When we are purified, our burdens will decrease and we will become lightweight.

Fortunate are those people who assign themselves to a Sheikh at a young age. If you want to enjoy your life, then take hold of the company of the wali Allah at a young age and place your children in their company. You will attain Allah ta'ala's nearness through the teachers company.

He must be an authentic Sheikh who is not attached to the world. Don't delay. Be sincere and strive to leave wrongdoing and sin.

May Allah ta'ala allow us to implement. Ameen
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