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Bismillah,

Alhamdulililah, all praise is due to Allah who has bestowed his fadl-favors upon us day and night. Alhamdulilah.
Yesterday, after ‘Have you ever tasted jannah” lecture, I happen to come upon a section of “under the shades of the scrolls” lecture, and in which focused on Abu Haneefa rahimullah. Its 6 parts, but subhana’Allah so many gems and reminders from it. Its awesome and soooo beneficial. Its 7 parts each about 9 minutes or so long, just now finished it, but its a must must!

Bismillah,

Alhamdulilah, recently listened to the ilminar below, and it was truly awesome! It just goes to show how to find our way when one loses their way. Imam Ahmed rahmullahi stated “Allahuma ma sallim sallim”, Oh Allah keep us safe. May Allah keep our hearts firm on His deen and make us strong in the journey of life.

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Muhammed Alshareef 2.0

We tested them with the good things –were they thankful?

Difficult times-who will understand-the comfortable times-those, are test from Allah.

The terminal illness- he understands he is being tested.

Tawbah-is not one who makes Tawbah until one of them reaches death, now I have repented. No Tawbah for this! Signs of day of judgement-huge signs.

What the day of the signs of Allah..la nafsa-their eman won’t benefit them at that time. It’s essentially all these things are count down to bigger calamity, minor judgment-death, and the day of Judgment.

Your whole life is about this!

How to get to a higher ground. A calamity is coming; you go to Allah to higher ground! Seeking protection with Allah.

Naseeha: how to get to Allah’s higher ground:

You have to care about this opportunity now, and not later. You are going to remember what I had told you..thats what the Prophets would say to their people.

Why care about the topic of Juz Amma:

Even if you’re in the company of Muslims, doesn’t you have to work on yourself.

Wadurhi lahu babhu bab fi hee rahma: The walls will go up..mercy /on the other side.  Abu Bakr r.a use to cry when he heard this verse –when that wall goes up I don’t know what side I’ll be up.

Distraction: person procrastinating-that’s why important to care about how to get to higher ground to Allah.

Hal yantharuhum anta tayat-Are they waiting for the day of Judgement? If someone has ..why wait for that moment. Faqad asharatuhu..the signs of the day of Judgment have already come to you! How many times do you hear the signs of the day of judgment are apparent. Why don’t we work for them, why we are alive or wait for a sudden calamity? Work!

Deer-gets confused staring at the lights till the death comes to it. They need to activate their intelligence. They need to activiate their intelligence. They have hearts, they don’t understand, they have eyes they don’t see=description ppl in the Quran.

Worldwide Tawbah- solution to global warming.

Depression and Sadness from Allah Azza Wa jala, you can have wealth, but the person can be tested from the inside! 15% of the population-effected their family or themselves- a tested, it paralyzes the people.

Distractions-the deception- ma gara briabu karim-what has deceived from the remembrance of Allah!

Darwins/ parents etc-every child is on the fitr- Darwinism/parents sometimes distractions and deception.

Media- also distracts away from Allah.

People giving speechs- there are some types of speech that is like magic.

Friends-bad-deceiving us from Allah.

Survival kit:

1.) Truthful people-you tell the truth and be with (Yahuallah alltheen amanu ataqaullah wa quno ma3a sabireen) Have the consciousness of Allah –and you be with the truthful people.  “Only save the day-love” wrong “ Iqlaas =truth saves the day-fear!

2.) Activate the love of the Prophet sal allahu sallam and his companions. If someone loses a love one, they should remember the death of the Prophet sal allahu sallam-they loved him. Do the salaah/salaam of the Prophet sal allahu sallam- pray for them-when your said or anything make dua for him sal allahu sallam. “ Al maro man ahab” you will be with whom you love!

3.) When the calamity whatever happens or you do now, when the time comes and your told to say laillahu illah-that is what matters. Whoevers last words are lailah illah taqallah jannah. Your last words is what matters! We all desire it! Day and night-

4.) Story of Nuha alayhi sallam. His son wanted to go higher ground- You want to come to Allah’s higher ground. Allahum ma sallim sallim –Imam Ahmed use to always say “ Oh Allah give us safety”. It is by the mercy of Allah that we are safe. Allahuma ma sallim sallim-keep it in your tongue

5.) Tara3afa illah faraqah ya3arifa fi. Shida! Get to know Allah, and protect Allah..during the comfortable times, start reading quran, start doing good deeds, when that Calamity Allah remember you in the time!

Question? How do you know if your on Allah’s higher ground.

Answer: Only Allah knows if you’re on the higher ground, and that lies in certainty.

There are signs: if you look at Allah’s pillars-if you’re on it. Keep working it because it’s only a sign.

Worship Allah until certainty comes to you-that certainty is death.

Ibrahim, and the rest they were tested with more calamities/trails and they are better than us.

Depression-a chemical imbalance-it’s a test.

With every hardship there is ease –the ease comes with it, not after it. They walk together. Two ease with one hardship.

Finale action it: in order to get to Allah’s higher ground what should I do? –Follow in the book of Allah azza wa jala and the sunnah of the Prophet sal allahu sallam. Knowledge of the quran/Sunnah is the path to Allah’s higher ground.

This Ramadan: Let’s go back to the Quran and lets see how to go to higher ground before that calamity hits.

How do you get to higher ground again, or of get yourself to want it again. People aren’t listening is because they don’t care-be with people who care.

How do differentiate a calamity-mercy of Allah or actual punishment- typical question-answer: calamity happens-does it mean they are being tested? Allah knows best, there is no way of knowing. It depends how you react to the calamity. A boy passes away, the family becomes better afterwards. It’s a mercy from Allah. What happened afterwards is what you focus on. Did you become stronger for it, or did you become worse?

Sometimes we don’t see ease suffering-sadness/calamities: how can someone see the ease: as easy as comparing yourself to someone else. No more how difficult your calamity is, there is someone else worse than of you –During time of ease be thankful –thankfulness is a muscle or little people > write out 10 things your thankful for Allah for.

The Prophet sal allahu sallam, if you know at the end of the day and you know the judgment is coming –and you have the opportunity to plant a tree, then do it.  –Its about optimism.

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Bismillah,

Alhamdulilah, I was listening to Muhammed Al-Shareef’s lecture titled “High way to Jannah” and I absolutely loved the line above which was mentioned. The way it was stated really made me think, actually the whole lecture got me thinking! Subhana’Allah. Basically, it all comes down to our goals in life. Every morning when we wake up, do we really ask ourselves “I must go to Jannatul Firdous, and have to do everything that I can to achieve it TODAY?” Its really mind boggling…I was really thinking there is something about our hearts and our intentions…in that I wonder if in reality if Jannah is always in the back of our minds, or do we have something else in mind that is connected to the dunya. In the lecture it was mentioned how people’s top number 1 goals are not Jannah but sometimes things like “dream house” or “marriage”, and say for example the person’s top goal is dream house, and so they will do everything and anything to get that, even at the cost of disobeying Allah- i.e riba. Or the example of marriage, if a persons number one goal is marriage and not Jannah, the person’s criteria for marriage will reflect that of the worldly things..i.e meaning Allah grant them a person of the dunya. However, if a person’s top goal is Jannah, then the criteria and things they want in their spouse will be different, meaning they’ll want someone who’ll be a companion to them in Jannah, and paves a way for them to Jannah in the dunya, i.e helps them. The beauty of surah Al-Muminoon is beyond words..masha’Allah. In the first 5 or 7 verses Allah takes about the people of Jannah; the characteristics they had in the dunya that earned them the gift of Jannah.

(Some parts directly from Surah)

1.) Qad aflahul Muminoon (Successful are the believers)

2.) Wallatheen Hum 3anil Laqwi Mu3rudoon (They avoid distractions)

3.) Dikr chunks (They remember Allah, their tongue is always moist with the remembrance of Allah)

4.) Wallatheen Hum lifoorgihum hafeethoun (Chasity)

5.) Night prayer-focused w/Quran recitation (Benefits: All the benefits you want in the dunya and akhirah can be sought through Qiyam)

6.) Up right character-certain characters that shine

7.) Wallahteen hum li zakatihim fa3iloon: Daily sadah-with time/body

8.) Fasting

Subhana’Allah, all these reflections made me think if we are a people of the dunya or people seeking only Jannah. Today, I finished the CD set of “under the shades of the scrolls” (more specifically listened to Imam Ahmed’s story) and again I was able to listen to a statement I heard before concerning him as well as additional info. Imam Ahmed r.a lived a life of poverty. One day while leading salaah, he made mistakes in his recitation, and people asked “how could he, should he not know the quran well?” What the people didn’t know was that Imam Ahmed r.a went three days without eating, and due to this he made mistakes in his recitation..and subhana’Allah, his son Abdullah ( a scholar as well), would approach him and ask him “Ya Abi mataa rahaa?” (Oh my father when will relaxation come?”) And Imam Ahmed r.a would reply “with the first steps we take into Jannah” This is the likes of Imam Ahmed r.a and the conditions he lived in. He was steadfast in Allah’s deen and Allah granted him success in his teachings even in the face of adversity. More so he looked forward to the gift of Jannah and joys he would have there. May Allah make us the likes of Imam Ahmed r.a  and join us in Al-Firdous.

On a side note, I was thinking about the things we do everyday. Ramadan is over and still many are struggling in getting back into the routine of things, we’re back to the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. Alhamdulilah, I’ve decided our success in making it to next Ramadan without coming off as “ramadanees” meaning(-we’re hyped and do everything an anything khayr during Ramadan, and whoopeee we drop it all afterwards) Is to help ourselves! In the same manner that we worked over time during Ramadan to do acts of khayr for ourselves, we should also continue to do that. We should continue to purify our hearts, protect ourselves from sin, and increase in our ibadah all year round. Furthermore, when our own hearts are pure and we continue in the way of Allah i.e quran, khushoo in salaah, lectures, etc, then bithniAllah we can only then be of help to others as well!

http://www.halaltube.com/highway-to-heaven

Desert Rose

Posted: March 1, 2008 in Muhammed Alshareef

http://ilmcast.com/desert-rose-7.htm

Beautiful lecture, Alhamdulilah

Mountain Pass

Posted: February 28, 2008 in Muhammed Alshareef

Bismillah,

On my home from class, I started listening to Muhammed Alshareef’s lecture of mountain pass. Allah asks (Wa ama Adraka Mal 3akaba :What will make you understand what the mountain pass is?) What mountain–in order to climb it we have to know what it is. (Faku Raqaba ow id3amun fee yawmin thee masqabah Yateeman thama masqabah ow mikeenan tha madrabah ow miskeenan thamad rabah thumma kana minallatheen amanu wa tawaso bi sabri wa tawso bil marhama ulaika as habul mamana)

90:12 Surah Balad

وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْعَقَبَةُ

90:12 And what could make thee conceive what it is, that steep uphill road?

فَكُّ رَقَبَةٍ

90:13 [It is] the freeing of one’s neck [from the burden of sin]

أَوْ إِطْعَامٌ فِي يَوْمٍ ذِي مَسْغَبَةٍ

90:14 or the feeding, upon a day of [one’s own] hunger,

يَتِيمًا ذَا مَقْرَبَةٍ

90:15 of an orphan near of kin,

أَوْ مِسْكِينًا ذَا مَتْرَبَةٍ

90:16 or of a needy [stranger] lying in the dust –

ثُمَّ كَانَ مِنَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ وَتَوَاصَوْا

بِالْمَرْحَمَةِ

90:17 and being, withal, of those who have attained to faith, and who enjoin upon one another patience in adversity, and enjoin upon one another compassion.

أُوْلَئِكَ أَصْحَابُ الْمَيْمَنَةِ

90:18 Such are they that have attained to righteousness;

These steps:

1.) To free slaves

2.) To feed people on a day of severe hunger (i.e when you need the money the most, that should be when you should be feeding the people) Who? An orphan who’s very close (relative) or a homeless–a person in extreme misery

3.) To encourage mercy among the righteous

In this lecture he speaks about how if a person were to come from hell-fire and asked how they got there one of the first things would be that they had neglected there salaah, and after that would be that they didn’t feed the poor. Subhana’Allah. The makaan surahs were first brought down and Allah talks so much about feeding the needy and helping the poor. We focus so much on other things these days but alot times we collect information and learn knowledge but yet we don’t act upon it. And the best of us are those who act on what we say because when it comes to dawah and being amidst people it is that which draws people to us. Subhana’Allah. He gave the example of a brother who had become muslim and when he came to the masjid everybody told him the most important thing to do was to eat it halal chicken…they just kept saying this to him again and …the shaykh’s father ended up pulling the brother aside and gave him the meat and the brother said he never forgot that because whilst everyone kept saying you need to do this the shaykh’s father gave it to him..he acted on it.

Subhana’Allah. Its interest that alot of times we have so many plans and want to do big and great things in life but wallahi if we just do a bit here and there we would be ok. And sometimes we just forgot that the smallest of deeds that seem nothing to us, that in the sight of Allah it is great.

Its amazing how we never escape the sight of Allah and that each and everyone of us is a walking dawah. Our actions are constantly being screen and pre-screened by eyes!

The shaykh also mentioned about a woman who during the Prophet s.a.w was so sick and tired of hearing of the Prophet s.a.w. and so she wanted to leave mecca all together. In trying to leave….(to know the rest…listen to the link below)