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Fountains of Wisdom Bursting from the Heart Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani 11 September 2010 Burton, Michigan `Asr

/ As-Siddiq Mosque

A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. Nawaytu 'l-arba`een, nawaytu 'l-`itikaaf, nawaytu 'l-khalwah, nawaytu 'l-`uzlah, nawaytu 'r-riyaadah, nawaytu 's-sulook, lillahi ta`ala fee haadha 'l-masjid. Ati`ullaha wa ati`u 'r-Rasoola wa ooli 'l-amri minkum. Obey Allah, obey the Prophet, and obey those in authority among you. (4:59) We are here in this meeting, but in the eyes of Allah (swt) all human beings are the same, as Prophet (s) said:

an-naasu sawaasiyatan ka-asnaani' l-masht People are equal like the teeth of a comb. The only thing that make us different is that Allah gave us a mind, brain, heart , for compassion, for emotions for sincerity, and mercy. He gave us everything a nd:

qad aflaha man zakaaha wa qad khaaba man dassaaha. Truly he succeeds that purifies it, and truly lost is he who buries it [in dark ness]. (Suratu sh-Shams 91:9-10) Allah swt inspired for the self what is good for it and what is bad.

But there is always a struggle for good and evil. You cannot always be good and you cannot always be evil. There are some people who are wholly evil, some who a re wholly good. But most people are struggling between positive and negative. Wh en they are negative, its like taking a diversion from the highway, like an exit . How many diversions are there on a highway? So there are always many and if yo u exit, you have to go back. Today the GPS in your car shouts at you, " Make a u -turn, make a u-turn, keep straight, now make a u-turn." Turn on the highway eve n! (laughter) No, you are not allowed to do that, only the police can do that. S o that lady in the navigation system keeps shouting, "Turn back!" And if your wi fe on the phone hears that lady speaking with you, then it is a problem. So don' t put navigation systems on high volume, specially if your wife is calling you a ll the time. (laughter) So similarly, Allah inspired the self with the Straight Path, and there are many bad exits. Don't go there!

fa-alhamahaa fujoorahaa wa taqwaahaa and how it is imbued with moral failings as well as with consciousness of God! ( Suratu sh-Shams 91:8)

man akhlas lillah arba`een yawman dhaharat yanabee` al-hikam min qalibihi `alaa lisaanih. Whoever is sincere in his actions for forty days, Allah makes a fountains of wis dom to come from his heart to his tongue. If you look at it technically, 1400 years ago, what was that? That means that ev erything good was uploaded to your heart, because He said "fountains of wisdom w ill be uploaded to your tongue from the heart." That means Allah has put fountai ns of wisdom in your heart. If you want to see them, be sincere for forty days. Can you do that? Some people can. Can you try not to lie? Some people might lie and say it is a "white lie." His wife says, "Where you went?" and he answers, "I went there," when maybe he went somewhere else; so that is a "white lie." Some people might cheat in business, or might deceive, or might not fast or pray, or do anything good; that is severe. So sincerity is whatever good comes from the h eart, and download all the information from the heart to the tongue. Laa yantuq illa bi 'l-hikmah, "That person will not speak except what will benefit you (wis dom) in daily life." Ibn al-Majah related:

man raabit laylatin fee sabeelillah suhbaanahu kaanat ka-alf laylatin feemaa siy aamuhaa wa qiyaamuhaa. Whoever stays up one night doing worship (in muraqabah or tafakkur), it is as if you fasted 1000 nights and you stayed awake 1000 nights.

tafakkaru sa`atin khayrun min ` ibaadati saba`eena sannah to think for one hour is better for you than 70 years worship. Give Allah one hour and He will give you the rewards of 70 years' worship. Allah gives! Move one step on Allah's Way, and He will give you 100 steps in His Way. Are we doing that? They asked a person who was always hiding himself from every one, in `uzlah, not complete seclusion, but solitude. So they asked that person, and Allah is Great, anta raahib, "Are you a monk?" You know that monks in monas teries are always in seclusion. He said, "No." So they said, "What are you then?" He replied, "anaa haaris kalbin bil-`akoorun `ani 'l-khalq "I am the guard of a wild dog, always guarding that dog not to run after people." They were surprised about what he was saying, as there was no dog in his monastery. They said, "wha t kind of dog?" He said, "nafsee, It is my ego." People's ego destroys them. He said, "It is my self." Because the self always barks; it keeps nagging, especially men and women. Do yo

u nag too much? Is that normal? Stop nagging! Look at yourself, how much arrogan ce and pride you have. Why do people fight with each other? Shaytan plays with y ou in your ear, saying, "O what are you doing? I taught Adam to get a tree for E verlasting Life. I will give you another Everlasting Life!" Where do you find pe ople today? On the computer. It is destroying social life! It is destroying you, your family, and your children. You cannot control yourself, and this big Shayt an, Google, anything you press you get inside, instantly. Press and you get Goo gle milk. So that monk said, hiya nafsee akhrajtahum min bayna 'l-khalq li-yaslim minhaa, "I removed myself from society to avoid harming people." That doesn't mean harming them by beating them; h is a priest, he gave his life to the devotion to his Lord. But he was worried to give out negative energy that would contaminate people. He is a priest, which means according to his belief a nd understanding he devoted and gave his life to his Lord, but he is worried tha t he might reflect some of his bad character to others.Everyone has a "priest" w ithin themselves that reflects through our entire household and community. If s omeone is drunk, after five or six hours after drinking he becomes normal. Don't let Shaytan give you that "Shaytan milk", or else you will be drunk all your li fe and won't know what you are doing! Another example is, marr rajulun bi-ba`di 's-saaliheen, "A man passed by a group of very sincere people," and found that a pious one was pulling his clothes tog ether. The man said to him, "Why are you pulling together your clothes?" He was gathering his own clothes because they were white and someone passed by him, so the pious man began to pull his clothes towards himself. The man took offense an d said, "Why are you collecting your clothes. Are you worried about touching my clothes? They are not dirty, they are clean." The pious man said, "You misunderstood me. It is not your clothes that are dirty , it is mine. I am worried I will touch you and put that bad energy on you." So everyone must audit themselves, check your accounts. Are you in good standing with the IRS (US tax agency), or not? Yes, the Day of Judgment is coming. Peopl e say there is no life after this one. Who told you? He said to the amir, the head of that group, and put his finger on his head, "Is there coming a day when you and I will be the same?" He said, "Yes, there is a day of death, when both pious and the other will be ly ing down together." Some unbelievers came to Sayyidina Ali (r) and said, "Why are you spending your time worshipping? You are wasting your time. Come! There is no god, there is not hing! That is not a way of life which you are living. Come and entertain yoursel f. Even if there is life after this life, it is not ours, you will not feel it!" Sayyidina Ali (r) said, "If there is no Afterlife, then the time I spent is but a moment, so what is the difference between me and you? Look how old you are. If you are 50 and I am 80, the pleasure you took in that difference of years, do y ou feel it? No, at the end you don't feel that pleasure of dunya! If I got tired in 70 years and you got the pleasure of 70 years, still we are the same at end. And if there was life after, then if I worshipped, I will be living forever wit h heavenly desires and you will be living forever with Hell's desires." So the unbeliever said that he had never thought like that, and declared the Sha hadah: ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illa-Llah, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan `abduhu wa habeebuhu wa rasooluh. We have to be very careful as moments are precious, so audit yourself. When the

IRS comes to audit financial accounts, people prepare their books quickly! Prepa re your books, and you will be saved. O Muslims! I don't want to speak for very long as it is late and we want to pray Maghrib. So that priest who believed in Sayyidina `Isa (a), said, "I am keeping myself, guarding my harmful, barking dog." We don't admit that our self is a do g; I don't mean our body, no. The Creator honored us (in our physicality), but o ur behavior, our actions are like dogs; we are always nagging, we don't keep qui et, especially husband and wife, and brothers and sisters nagging each other. Fo r what, to make everyone angry? O boys and girls, make your parents happy, and do not say "oof " as if you are m asters of the house! What did your mother do? She carried you in her womb for ni ne months, and your father is working day and night to provide for you. That is your good answer to them? Be like the children's song, "I love you, you love me, we're a happy family, with a great big hug you love me too!" So where is the hu g? The hug is the Prophet (s).

id`oohum li-abaaihim, Call them by (the names of) their fathers (al-Ahzaab, 33:5) Our father is our Messenger, to whom Allah gave all human him before He created anything else. Prophet said, "I was Adam was between clay and water" or "I was a prophet when and body." He is the one we have to remember and give our beings! Allah created a prophet even before Adam was between soul love to!

Hubb ad-dunya raasu kulli khatiyy'ah. The love of dunya is the head of every mistake.

That, and nothing else, makes you fall in every mistake.

Ad-dunya jeefatun wa tulaabuhu kilaabuha, This dunya is like a carcass, and its seekers are dogs! Like a barking dog, a harmful dog. We are wild, we are not humble, we were speak ing about humbleness. The shaykh wants to teach humbleness to students by making them cut wood. May Allah bless us. Wa min Allahi 't-tawfeeq, bi hurmati 'l-habeeb, bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.