Love for the dunya
We will be either one of two types of people on the Day of Judgment. It is our choice to make which group we want to be with. The issue is – When will we make the choice – now or later? Through the 8 ayat from Surah at-Takathur (Surah #102), Dr. Dremali explains the effects of loving this Dunya. Also through many inspriational examples he gives reminders on how to work for and long for the everlasting pleasure in the Afterlife.
102 – At-Takathur التكاثر 1:Alhakumut-takathur The mutual rivalry for piling up of worldly things diverts you, 2:Hatta zurtumul maqabir Until you visit the graves (i.e. till you die). 3:Kalla sawfa ta’alamoon Nay! You shall come to know! 4:Thumma kalla sawfa ta’alamoon Again, Nay! You shall come to know! 5:Kalla law ta’alamoona ‘ilmal yaqeen Nay! If you knew with a sure knowledge (the end result of piling up, you would not have occupied yourselves in worldly things) 6:Latarawunnal jaheem Verily, You shall see the blazing Fire (Hell)! 7:Thumma latarawunnaha ‘aynal yaqeen And again, you shall see it with certainty of sight! 8:Thumma latus-alunna yawma-ithin ‘anianna’eem Then, on that Day, you shall be asked about the delight (you indulged in, in this world)!
“The nations are about to call each other and set upon you, just as diners set upon food.” It was said: “Will it be because of our small number that day?” He said: “Rather, on that day you will be many, but you will be like foam, like the foam on the river. And Allaah will remove the fear of you from the hearts of your enemies and will throw wahn (weakness) into your hearts.” Someone said: “O Messenger of Allaah! What is Wahn?” He said: “Love of the world and the hatred for death.” Saheeh: Related by Abu Dawood (no.4297), Ibn’Asaakirin in Taareekh Dimashq (2/97/8) and others. It was authenticated by al-Albaanee in as-Saheehah (no.958)
Sheikh Ibrahim Abdelrahman Dremali was born to the late Sheikh Abdelrahman Dremali. He is the eldest of 4 brothers and 6 sisters, all of whom studied Qur’an and Fiqh under the wing of their father.
Sheikh Ibrahim graduated from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, with a Bachelor’s degree in Geology, and a Masters degree and PhD in Sharia (Islamic Law) with a specialization in Fiqh (Jurisprudence). After coming to the United States in 1989 he continued his studies in Geology, earning a Masters degree in Geology from Florida Atlantic University and a PhD in Geology from Florida International University.
He served as the Principal of Dar ul-Uloom Institute in Pembroke Pines, Florida, the Imam of the Islamic Center of Belle Glade, Florida, the Imam for the Islamic Center of Des Moines, Iowa, and the Principal for New Horizons Academy in Iowa. In 1998 he co-founded the Islamic Center of Boca Raton in Florida, where he was the Imam for 7 years, and Garden of the Sahaba Academy in 2003 where he taught Qur’an and Karate. He has over 20 years experience as a Geologist and as a professor teaching college level Geology and Oceanography. He is currently the Director of the Islamic Center of Greater Austin, the Director of the Arabic and Islamic Studies Department at Austin Peace Academy, and a professor at the American Open University. Sheikh Ibrahim is a member of the permanent Fatwa Committee for the Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America (AMJA) and an advisor for the American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA).