Jumuah Khutbah 03-06-22
Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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by the grace and mercy of Allah subhanaw taala
for many of those that are here today at column for Joomla who are visiting from out of town and are here for
the weekend's festivities and celebrations,
you understand exactly what it is that has brought everyone together here. For many of the folks that are from the local community, who might also be kind of wondering, you know what all the hustle and bustle is Hamdulillah. This weekend, we have the graduation ceremonies at the kalam seminary. And so all the students that you see here, studying at Kalam, lots of their friends and families have all come together to celebrate with them.
But there's a particular
idea. And there's the theme that is really at the center of this entire, you know, experience and all at the center of all of these activities and festivities and celebrations that we have going on. And that idea is about the fact that we are in need of this religion. We need this Deen in this religion.
And there's something that might sound a little harsh, which is not my intent,
it might come off a bit.
which is once again, not what I intend to do. And in fact, I apologize.
But there can sometimes be the delusion that the human being falls into, that the shaytaan puts in our heads, that the environment in the culture might foster.
And then that festers inside of the mind, and may Allah protect but potentially in the heart of the person, and that is that the dean or the religion needs us.
But we need to always remind ourselves and we need to always understand that it is we who are a need of this demon, this religion.
That that's why the students have traveled halfway across the country or maybe even halfway across the world. Because they were in need of the Quran. They were in need of the guidance of the prophets, Allah the salam, they were in need of this Deen in this religion. That is why all these scholars and all these teachers and all these remarkable people that you've met with and interacted with here, at color Murata campus, that's why they're here every day,
morning, afternoon and evening. Because they are in need of this demon, this religion, the religion doesn't need them.
That share so and so or, you know, stop that so and so might be so amazing and so remarkable.
But again, we remind ourselves, they remind themselves, everyone constantly needs to be reflecting on the fact the religion doesn't need me, I need the religion.
And as long as that's there,
what does it do? It keeps us humble.
It keeps us humble.
Because accomplishment and achievement is tricky.
You might even kind of sensor notice like in the talks and in the ceremonies at the graduation, there's this kind of tension, there's just you know, push and pull that's constantly going on. Where it's like congratulations, mashallah amazing achievement.
May Allah accept.
And we need to work harder and we need to do more and we need to do better. That's why they're pushing pull is there
because we can never become deluded.
We can never think that we somehow are essential to this endeavor.
That we are necessary for this to exist.
No, but we are all in need of Allah. We are all in need of the Quran. We are all in need of the processor of we are all in need of the Sunnah we are all in need of the house of Allah, and have the knowledge of Disney.
And it doesn't need us at all.
totally and absolutely irreplaceable. And that doesn't have to be a disrespectful thing. It doesn't need to be a mean thing or an angry thing or a humiliating thing. It is just a fact.
And in fact, we can revel in the Mercy of Allah, that it is the infinite mercy of our Creator that he allowed us to be
involved with the study allowed us to be a part of something good.
And the whole religion. That is the theme of this entire Dean in this entire religion. That's why diversity
The Quran that I referenced in the introduction of the chutzpah is from Sultan ma EDA. Surah number five is number 54 in which Allah subhanaw taala says yeah Johan Latina Armineh Oh you who believe
mainly or took them in May after the main Kuma andina he,
that whosoever from amongst you will turn away from his religion from his or her religion. Like they will abandon their religion, they will turn their back on their religion.
It's like, okay, oh, yeah, you don't want to do this for me, then fine.
I didn't get this. Alright, then forget about it.
Then Allah subhanaw. Taala reminds us for Sophia Tila, who will be at home and Allah will bring a people. So not that any of us would ever even think about this, not that any of us would even remotely entertain the idea of turning our back on Allah, or turning our back on the Quran or turning our back on this demon, this religion, none of us would ever dare to even entertain that idea.
But Allah is still telling us and there's a very subtle, there's a there's an important subtle lesson here. And it's almost kind of a, if you will, to just use some common language. There's kind of a hack. There's a little bit of a cheat code in the IRS.
It's giving us you know, some very key strategic points, tips and points.
Allah is saying that if somebody even dared to say, You know what, I'm done with this religion, and they turned their back on it. If all of you, Allah is saying, turned your back on the religion, I'm done, and walked out, stormed out.
Right, we're walking, we're staging a walkout from the religion. Allah says, Enjoy your walk. For Sophia, Tila Hui Coleman, Allah will just bring another group of people. But then Allah tells us what will be the qualities of those people and there in lies, the hack, the cheat code, that the tip
that were less telling us? What are the qualities of the ideal believer? What are the qualities of the ideal believing community? Allah is telling us what their characteristics are, what their qualities are. So what can we do? We can incorporate them within us right now.
We were not state walking out we do not want to be replaced. And in fact, Allah is telling us exactly what qualities we need to have to be the ideal community to be the exemplary believers. So what are their qualities? You hit the home where you have buena who?
Allah loves them, and they love him.
Now wait a second. There's something to think about. They're typically what do we think? We love Allah in hopes that he will love us, right? Allah said, no, no. It's a fact that Allah loves him.
Human beings are
you know, in the in Santa Monica Khalifa, human beings are finicky creatures, either Messiah who shudder when something bad happens, they freak out. Well, either Masahito Manu, ah, something good happens and they try to take all the credit for it. Human beings are troublesome creatures.
So let's find ourselves saying you hippo whom Allah loves you. Allah loves them, your Buddha who they have to learn to love Allah. The love of Allah actually comes before, like Allah loving goddesses. It's guaranteed before we even grow to love Allah subhanaw taala because it is the love that Allah has for us, that allows us to actually even inculcate and develop the love of Allah within our hearts.
So knowing that Allah loves you, that's the first thing
as it lets in alignment, meaning
that they are very humble.
They are very soft, gentle, humble with the believers.
They are gentle and soft and humble with their fellow believers,
Muhammad will be known
that the theme the default, especially some of the students from the classroom, know that we talk a lot about there's rules and then there are exceptions to the rules. And we don't make rules out of exceptions. So the rule is in the community, with our fellow brothers and sisters, in the community in the masjid in the society, the default the ruling
is we are merciful. We are humble. We are gracious, we are gentle, we are generous. We are kind, we are forgiving, we are compassionate, we are benevolence,
that is the default.
Now, a lot of times people say,
right, and I should correct myself when I say people say people online say,
which is better than which is worse than not saying it at all. Right? They might as well not have said it. But there's rhetoric and talk out there. That Oh, well, there's all this talk about just being nice. Don't we ever have to be strong and firm?
Don't we have to be a little tough?
No, no, not inside the house.
Be tough when you're defending your house.
Right? The people that are trampling through your yard, be tough on them. Why you being tough with your own kids inside the house.
Be kind with your own family, be tough on the people violating your property.
So similarly, Allah says there's a place and a time to be tough. Alright, is that in Al carefully? When people attack you, when people confront you, when people persecute you, when people come after you, then be strong and then then be tough.
But amongst your own, be kind be generous, be gracious, be merciful. Be loving, be compassionate. And then the second, somebody would dare to do harm to you to your family, to your community, then be tough and be strong and say no, we will not accept us.
Defend yourself defend what is yours. But what I'm really trying to that's not the topic of my talk. What I'm trying to explain here is there are these modes of operating in terms of kindness and mercy and gentleness and compassion. And there's the operating mode of toughness and strength and firmness, but understand where each one applies.
Because volume is to put to miss appropriate something to miss allocate something that is the essence of oppression and wrong.
So Allah subhanaw taala teaches us this principle.
Are you strong when somebody would dare to do harm to you and what you believe in and your community? But then at the same time, are you being kind and gentle and you know, merciful within your community? That seems the central quality of a good community.
You Jackie do Nafisa, Belinda, they strive in the way of Allah they strive to serve Allah, Please Allah, you know, obey Allah subhanaw taala they strive and doing good. Well, I halfmoon Aloma Tala M. And they do not fear the criticism of those people who have a habit of criticizing
you know, I believe the kids say Haters gonna hate, right. So, but the idea is that there are some people that are just negative negativity is just their, their default. It's what they do.
To be influenced by negative people, people who just find fault and flaw in everything, the fly in the room,
The pig and the pig on the farm that just finds its way to filth.
It always sees everything that's wrong, don't be influenced by that.
And especially those who just criticize and derived and undermine, don't fear them, don't fear their criticism, but do what you know is right. Do what you know is correct.
You know, And subhanAllah I was just having a conversation with someone
who reminded me
doing math in my head well quickly, that 34 years ago
you were asked, I had gone to memorize the Quran overseas.
That Are you sure that's a good idea?
Does that make a lot of sense, to leave your house to leave your family to leave a comfortable kind of home and to put yourself in like a you know, tough situation difficult living environment, cultural, you know, adjustment and to go through all that hardship
to miss like a year of school,
etc, etc, etc.
To memorize the Quran doesn't really make a lot of sense.
sometimes there's, it's not easy to do the right thing. Nothing worth having ever came easy.
But we have to in those moments is difficult to remember that it's difficult to know that and that's why Allah subhanaw taala emphasized to us that well Lavina Jaha do phenol and at the end the homeschooler know
that if you strive to do the right thing,
Allah promises that I will always make sure that you end up where you need to be.
The Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala will always deliver you to the Promise of Allah.
And Allah subhanaw taala then reminds us that even us reading this as hearing this, us knowing this reflecting on this and being able to live by this in this world,
that Allah is telling us exactly what we need to be successful. And the fact that we can live it and incorporated here and now in this world valleca for Lulu yo T humiliation, that is the benevolence and that is the mercy and that is the gift from Allah subhanaw taala at him in sha Allah granted to whomsoever He wills wala who was here on Alim and Allah subhanaw taala is most expensive.
Allah subhanaw taala is bigger and greater and more powerful and all encompassing of everything. Your dreams and your ambitions, who I lay your Hagin it's easy for Allah.
your fears and your apprehensions
are nothing in front of Allah.
Knowing that and remembering that what Allah who was here on Alim and Allah is all knowing Allah knows exactly what's within our hearts.
And so learning to live based off of what we know and what we believe and what we have within our hearts is very, very important. First, knowing the right thing, believing in the right thing is part of the journey but once we know the right thing, we believe the right thing, then living it and acting on it. That's where the struggle is. And that's what Allah subhanaw taala is reminding yourself BarakAllahu Luna welcome Quran allowed him when I thought I knew what jambalaya to ethical Hakim stuff here Allah honey welcome Melissa l Muslimeen. For sofiero inner who will have
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So in conclusion, I wanted to share
a reminder, an example a story from the life of the prophets, Allah, the psalm that really exemplifies this, and there's so many. That's what made that generation of Muslims, the early Muslims, the Sahaba, love the Allahu anhu, the companions of the prophets, Allah do so may Allah be pleased with them, that first generation of Muslims, that's what made them so special. Allah vouches for them in the Quran. And Allah calls our attention to them repeatedly in the Quran, Muhammad Rasulullah, who were Latina Ma, who was sabich, Guna, la Luna, Minalima, hygiene, minimal hygiene will unfold. So Allah repeatedly calls our attention to them. It's because they showed and
demonstrated, you know, this firmness and faith and this resilience in practice, and this conviction of the Promise of Allah in the life of the hereafter. So there's so many examples. But we'll talk about just one.
That when we talk about having that belief in Allah, striving to do the right thing, no matter what the short term consequences may be, think about what that means and what that represents.
That there's a very remarkable story of a young man who's identified with the name Abdullah, until he's come to known by a more specific title that is bestowed upon him by the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this young men belong to a Bedouin tribe, the Bedouins were like the country folk, right?
The the equivalent of country folk that we have here, in our country, in our society today. So they tend to be very ingrained in their culture, in their own ways, their old ways, and so on and so forth. Right there. They have difficulty with new things, right? They find it very apprehensive to approach new things and new ideas. So the talk of Islam the message of Islam, they found it very threatening to their ways. So they came to Assam very late, but this young man growing up there
He came across a message of Islam he interacted with a lot of Muslims. And he found
light in that revelation. He heard the Quran he listened to the Quran even memorize some of the Quran. And he felt the light of revelation in his heart. And it affected him very deeply. So he became Muslim.
But he kept his his son hidden in private for some time until ultimately he was discovered to be a Muslim
by his family, and he belonged to the family that were the chiefs of the tribe.
They told him to leave Islam abandon this religion. He refused to do so. They pressured him, he said, no, they ultimately tortured him and beat him
and persecute his own family did this time to leave Islam and he said no, until they beat him to a pulp.
They stripped his clothing off of him
and then threw him
out of the village
without any clothes on and beaten and bruised and bloodied.
Ultimately, his mother whose heart ached for her son, but she couldn't do anything against, you know, the tribal leaders. She gave her shawl
to him, she tossed him her shawl, that maybe he can cover himself with this.
He gets himself up off the ground, he tears that fall into two scraps, ties one around his waist, almost like like he's wearing shorts, and takes the other one and kind of covers himself because he's in the desert. And he walks on foot to Medina.
When he arrives in Medina, you can see the bruises and the wounds on his body. He's coming in from the desert his feet are blistered, his mouth is dry and he's in a desperate situation to Sahaba see him they're shocked. What happened.
They take him to the prophets a lot he sent him. The prophets a lot he said them says, Tell me your story.
He recounts his entire experience
and when the process I'm here's the story. He gives him a title it causes him to be Jardine.
Bedard means like a small scrap of cloth, because he had two small scraps of cloth like two small towels. So he calls him Ville Beija, then the man who gave up everything for Allah, the men who sacrificed everything for Allah and walked away with nothing more to show, nothing to show for except for two small scraps of garment.
And he became a companion of the process and lived in the muddiman community prayed behind the prophets of Salaam.
until a little while later, they had the in the last year of the life of the process, somebody at the expedition have to book 30,000 companions traveled with the Prophets a lot. He's come to North of Arabia, because there was a threat from the Roman Empire. They reached here, they arrived there, no Roman Army showed up. So they camped out there for 20 days. And then they went came back to Medina.
It was a very difficult journey, a very hard journey. It was in the hottest part of the year, the summer and they were traveling through the desert. Most were on foot, there was one animal between every three or four Muslims. So they would take turns writing it very hard journey. People would get sick all the time on these kinds of journeys. One night, the Prophet saw some wakes up for the night prayer tahajud, middle of the night,
even during journeys who would wake up before Fajr hours before Fajr to pray to Allah to make dua to Allah for us.
He wakes up and he was used to being the first person awake, and he sees that there's a fire burning. It looks like some people are awake. He goes there and inquires he finds a bucket in Amara, the Allahu Taala anima there says what happened and they inform him of dilla Ville be Jardine. He passed away.
He passed away. He got sick during the journey and he passed away.
The rough Hudson was so grief stricken
that when you when you bury someone, if you've had the experience, somebody has to get down in the grave and lower the body.
The Prophet CISM himself got in the grave. And he said, I don't need anybody's help. And he said give me the body and he took the body into his arms like this, like how father would hold his own child.
He helped this young man like that. And he put him down in the grave and he was stroking his hand and he got out of the grave and he stood at the edge of the grave and he raised his hands and DUA and he said Allahumma in me I'm say to unhardened for Danville. Oh
Allah last night when I went to sleep, I was pleased with this young man, I was happy with him.
Well, like you'd be pleased with him as well. This man lost his family, he lost his tribe. He lost what people understood at that time to be their identity. He didn't belong to anybody.
He didn't belong to anybody anymore. He lost everything.
And he would gladly give it up for Allah
and for Allah's Messenger, and look, he died in the path of Allah in the way of Allah.
With the prophets are some burying him in expressing his love for him.
I love that young man.
So, this was somebody who made a immense, a great sacrifice. But it exemplifies a message that we're talking about.
Strive all of us need to make our way may Allah allow us all to live a life where we strive for his pleasure, and we live a lifetime to please Allah subhanaw taala May Allah give us the strength to do the right thing? May Allah protect us from hardship and difficulty, but at the same time may no hardship or difficulty ever prevent prevent us from doing the right thing. But Allah from ISIL Islam Allah Muslimeen Allah mon Sol Islam almost seeming Allah Medina Where have you been our Jana suburb eliminated Allahumma I know Allah the critical issue critical Raha scenario, but the tick Allah Massena Optiva tena Phillimore the kuliah wodgina He dunya wa Villa Cara Oh, hola, hola. Shekinah
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