Channel: Abdullah Hakeem
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All praise is due to Allah subhanahu wa taala. We praise Him. We seek His help and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah subhanahu wa taala from the evils within ourselves and from the evils within our own actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can be misled. And whomsoever Allah misguides will never find one to guide him. So I testify and bear witness that there is no deity, no Lord, worthy of worship except Allah. And then Mohammed, Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his slave and his final messenger.
We should all praise and thank Allah subhanahu wa taala. For once again, allowing us all to be gathered here together. In this beautiful mystery, in this blessed day, the day of Friday, we are gathered here to perform the solar tomorrow together, may Allah subhanahu wa taala bless each and every one of you. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala gather us like we are gathered here, but in general for those I mean,
now my brothers and sisters, we are nearing the end of the year 2018.
And we are almost about to start the year 2019.
The question that I have for myself and for all of you is What have you done this year? That was different from the previous years that has made you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. What have you done? What have you achieved in your life, especially this year? That was different from the years before that has made you a better Muslim? Has your Eman increase this year? Is the remain has remained the same this year? Or is it declining this year, because of a lot of distractions that is around us today.
Now, as you know many, many people, maybe Muslims, a lot of them most likely will probably have increased the man because of the awareness when it comes to Islam and what is happening around the world. But unfortunately, there are many, many Muslims whose A man has decreased,
who is so indulged in the world today so involved in the distractions of what has come in their life, that they are forgetting the creator of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And I have encountered many Muslims, who are indulged and involved in these distractions in these problems in these issues that is facing the Muslims. Just this year as an example. We know that the same sex marriage act has passed and how many Muslims today are involved in this matter? They are creating debates about this matter.
So much so that I have heard youngsters youth
in schools, they are talking about this matter. Some of them are saying what's wrong with it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with such a thing. People are born like this. They have become brainwashed to believe in such filth.
While many Muslims are forgetting what Allah subhanho wa Taala said in the Quran, and what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam mentioned in the Hadith about such filth, they are forgetting what happened to loot the people of Sudan that have forgotten what happened to those people as a reminder to the Muslims today. Yet we are giving into these distractions. Another example is an increase in online games in online activities, which many of our youth and not just the youth. Many of the elders are also involved in such a thing.
Time after time they are involved. for hours on end sometimes during the night, having lack of sleep involved in playing online games. They miss this a lot of Asia. They sleep so late that they missed a certain feature they even play throughout the day.
Look at your children today.
It is holidays at the moment for many schools.
Is your child involved with online games continuously? Or is it just once in a while?
These are the distractions our youth are facing today.
The problem of pornography when many unfortunately Muslims are involved in where couples have separated, have divorced because of such filth that the Muslims are watching today, expecting their wives to do what they see online.
Such filth that I have encountered many couples, many married couples that are going through divorce, because of the problem and the addiction of such filth.
While we know so many warnings that has been given to us, by Allah subhanho wa Taala and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Today we see so many Muslims. It's all about myself. It's all about my children. It's all about my house. It's all about my car. It's about me, forgetting the ties of kinship with their mothers, with their fathers, with their brothers with their sisters, breaking the ties of kinship.
not helping one another, not supporting one another. It is my million dollars. I'm not going to share with anyone. I don't care about my brother, I don't care about my sister. So much slander so much backbiting.
So much gossip that we forget the ties of kinship, we forget the the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he says hello Jana Katya Rahim, he will not enter Paradise, the one who breaks the ties of kinship. These are some examples of what I have seen what I have encountered, just this year, the increase of such filth, the increase of such issues in such problems. Now, again, we should ask ourselves, how many of us are involved in these examples that I have just mentioned?
And how many of us are willing to change? Come 2019 this is something for myself and for all of us in sha Allah huhtala
How can they be a change in the Muslim world today in the Muslim situation today? We can see our brothers and sisters dying on a daily basis. How can we see victory for Muslims when we do not change what is within ourselves as Allah subhanahu wa tada he says in Holla Holla you hey you might be foaming Hector up Roma be unfussy him. Indeed Allah subhanahu wa taala will not change the situation of the people if we do not change the situation of ourselves. Therefore, if we want to see Islam victorious, if we want to see the strength and power back towards us, then we need to see what's in this. What's in our hearts. Our connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala our love towards
Allah subhanho wa Taala we are losing faith. We are losing a man. It's like today we cannot live without phones. And if our phones are dying 5% battery left and the phone continuously tells us to charge me because we can't live without our phones. Immediately we charge our phones because we know how disabled we are without it. And as soon as we charge our phones 100% signal is there and we can use it again for the entire day. We are happy.
Our battery is dying, our hearts are dying. Our connection to Allah is is breaking. We need to charge our hearts again. We need to push ourselves towards the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala by increasing our Eman, this is something very important. Going back to the basics. Because if we want whatever we do in this world, or they be our Salah, our Sokka or work our family relationship, whatever it is, we need to go back to the basics. And remember our connection with Allah. Is our connection with Allah great. Is that high? Is it good? Or is it breaking apart? Because if our connection with Allah is breaking apart, then the rest is going to break apart.
Amara, the Allahu Allah he narrates a hadith very beautiful Hadith where he says that once we were sitting with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and a man who was wearing white, he had black hair
He had no traces of a traveler on him. We've never seen him before. He walks in, and he sits right next to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam with his knees touching the prophets knees, and he asked a few questions. One of them is a spear neonic Islam. Tell me what is Islam? What is Islam? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam replied, The five principles of Islam.
And Upon hearing this, the man says so that you're correct, as if it was an examination and the sahabas were very intrigued. And the man asked of biryani, amen. Tell me what is a man? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explained the six articles of faith.
The man says, you're correct. And then he said, we're neonic son. Tell me explain to me about a son.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam He replied, and Tabu de la haka, Naka, Torah, phylum, chacun, Torah hufa in Iraq, to worship Allah subhanahu wa taala. As if you can see Allah and if you cannot then know that Allah sees you, this is it, son. This is a level of emotion. Then he asked a few more questions about the sound and so on.
And when the man left the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he asked the companions, do you know who this man was?
The Prophet the Sahaba said Allahu wa rasuluh Allah.
They said Allah and the messenger know best the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, This was gibreel in the form of a man. He came to teach you your deen to teach you your religion. Now we know this Hadith, and you will find this hadith in the early parts of the books of Hadith. You will find this the second Hadith of the 40 hadith of amendment nawawi. After the hadith of Nia, your intention, everything is about the hearts because these Heidi shows us the connection that we must have with Allah subhanho wa Taala then everything else will fall into place. So we need to go back to the basics. If we really want to connect with Allah, we need to check our Eman. Check our heart.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gives us the three levels of faith. The first level being a Muslim, meaning you have embraced Islam, you are doing the fundamentals of Islam. You are fulfilling the obligations Yes, but that is it. That is it. Alhamdulillah you're a Muslim and if you do it purely for the sake of Allah inshallah, you will be in Paradise, but the next level is a mock Minh. The next level is a mock Minh and inshallah huhtala. All of us are in this level or even higher. And that is a person that worships Allah subhanho wa Taala does the obligations as well as does the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam does extra deeds, so that he has higher chance of
entering the highest of paradise. He has strong email and he has strong belief in Allah. He has belief in the unseen, the day of judgment, the angels, the books, the messengers, and predetermination. He believes in sincerely and wholeheartedly and does his best to fulfill the obligations in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and making sure they fulfill it. Not saying that I'm not going to do the sinner because it's early or sooner. But this is a person who does this sooner, because it is a sooner, that's why I want to do it. This is a woman but a level of higher than that is a mortal sin is a mortal sin, a level that the sahabas have reached a
level that we want to reach, if we really want to be amongst them on the in Jannah.
And this is a level that whatever we do, I they be your Salah, either be your giving sadaqa or they be your fasting the month of Ramadan, your relationship with your family, your work, ethics, whatever it is, whatever you do, you do it. Having Allah subhanahu wa taala in your mind all the time that Allah is watching me that Allah is always watching me. If you are in a position where you are able to commit a sin, immediately, you know Allah is watching and you move away.
When you wear your clothes in the morning, you look at yourself in the mirror and you asked the question, that is Allah is pleased with being what I'm wearing today. Not will that person be pleased with me. Always Allah in your mind, in every aspect of your life in everything that you do. This is a level of sin. Try to imagine my brothers and sisters, if we had this in our hearts in our minds, if we had this thought that Allah is constantly watching me all the time. Let me ask you a question. Wouldn't our actions be close
to perfect, wouldn't we want perfection in our life? Wouldn't we want to please Allah through this? Of course, we would make sure that we will try to be as perfect as we can because our Creator is watching us. Therefore my brothers and sisters, I will give you a few tips of how to increase our Eman how to become closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Number one,
get to know who allies Get to know your Creator. Very simple. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a hadith he says that Allah subhanahu wa taala said, you could see, I am as my servant thinks I am. I am with him when he mentions me. If he mentions me to himself, I mentioned him to myself. If he mentions me in a gathering, I mentioned him in a gathering better than it. If he comes close to me an arm's length, a hands length, I will go near to him an arm's length. If he walks to me, I go to him at speed. This is the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim. This is something that Allah is telling us that the more we think about Allah, the more we talk about Allah, the more we learn
about Allah, the movie get closer to Allah, Allah only comes closer to us. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is beside us in whatever we need in whatever help we need.
Doesn't matter what other people think about us, doesn't matter what situation we're in. But if we are close to Allah know that Allah is beside you know that Allah is helping you. Do we remember the Hadith where the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam in the situation where Abu Bakar and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam were in the cave, and Abu Bakr said, Yara surah Allah, all they have to do is just look inside and they'll see us there. What did the Prophet say? Yeah, Babak? How will it be that you know that two of us is us, me and you and the third is Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is Allah who protects us in every possible outcome. It is Allah subhanho wa Taala, who protects us in
every situation, we do not have to worry about anybody else. If you want to get close to anybody in your life, you of course learn that person's name. You learn who that person is, you learn everything about that person, the attributes and so on. Then if you want to get close to Allah, learn Allah's names, learn a lesson 99 names, learn his attributes. This is a way you can get close to Allah subhanho wa Taala as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, in Allah He decided what is a isma man I saw her the whole agenda. Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is 99 names, whoever learns it and acts upon it will enter Paradise, such a beautiful Hadith. So if you want to be close
to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Let's learn about Allah subhanahu wa taala number to have the hope in Allah's mercy. have hope in Allah's mercy, know that Allah is merciful, as a prophet said, that if we were to measure his his mercy, which we cannot, but if we were to, then one part of His mercy is shown in this world, and 99 parts of His Mercy Mercy will be shown in the FM now imagine one part of His mercy and look how merciful Allah subhanho wa Taala is to us. Imagine how merciful Allah will be on the Day of Judgment. Do not ever doubt his mercy, make a lot of drama and he still fought to Allah subhanho wa Taala know that Allah loves you. Allah subhanho wa Taala he says in the Quran,
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Allah subhanahu wa taala he says, and when my servant asks about me, or asks from me, tell him that I am me. I will answer his da if he asks from me. So pan Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala What did he say? Yeah, you have Latina Amano to boo in Allah He told button so her oh you who believe? Ask Allah subhanahu wa taala repentance. Ask him repentance, sincere repentance, will law he my brothers and sisters Think about your life this year and the years before. If you're a person who continuously commit sins, know that you are still alive. Your heart is still beating. You have not died. You still have a chance make Toba to Allah subhanahu wa taala a sin see Toba I know that Allah will
forgive you and turn a new page and move on with your life. become close to Allah subhanahu wa taala. Number three, keep up with your Salah. Do not neglect your Salah. This is very important because of so much distractions in our life. We are now neglecting our Salah, especially Salatu will
be people who come to the masjid and perform the Salah.
lahia chef was asked a question. He was asked when will the victory of Allah come to the Muslims? They gave a beautiful answer, a beautiful reply. He said, victory will come to the Muslims when the masjid is full for Salatin furture like it is full full throttle Juma? That is when the victory will come such wise words will lay such wise words, how many lines of complete and total federal today? How many lines are complete look at the mystery today Mashallah. It's full. You guys have come from your workplace. you've sacrificed your lunch to be here, because you know the importance of Salatu Juma will know that soldier to soldier is as important, it is very important to come to the masjid
and pray. So let's pack our message to see this hope from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So never ever neglect your Salah. Know that this will be the first question that Allah subhanho wa Taala will ask us on the day of judgment and he says, The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, if your Salah is good, then the rest of your deeds will be good. But if your Salah is bad, then the rest of your deeds will be bad. And if you're a person who commits evil on a regular basis, know that there is something wrong with your Salah. As Allah says, in a solid, certain haniel fracture, you will won't go there. Indeed, Salah is what prevents you from committing such evil. So if you're a person
who commits evil on a regular basis, then there is something wrong with our Salah. We need to correct our Salah in sha Allah huhtala do not do not neglect your sooner do not neglect you in our field, do not neglect your tahajjud Salah as indeed this will bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. I know of a brother, where I used to work before a few years ago, a reverse brother. And I remember that every time so latos law will come. He will come to me and say Abdullah, let's pray together and would go make we'll do and we'll pray together. There was one incident one day where he came up to me and he said Abdullah, let's go pray together. So I said no problem. He already had his
will do. And I went to do my work over that time. There was another brother, a born Muslim brother who was working with us. He never used to pray. He never used to pray. He was neglecting his Salah all the time. While I was making Budo this born Muslim brother was just standing and watching the reverb brother praying is sooner and he is standing and watching him and the Salah, this brother was praying with so much devotion and assure that the other brother was it is in his eyes. And he came to me while I'm making boo and he said to me, he said Abdullah I feel so ashamed of myself. And I said What's the matter? He said that I am a born Muslim. My parents are Muslim. I was born in a
Muslim family yet that new revert brother is better than me. Then you revert Brother Brother is better than me as he is performing his solo show and I haven't been direct neglecting my Salah.
He said well, ah he Abdullah from today, I will never neglect masala, that brother not even knowing that while he's performing his solo, he's doing Tao at the same time. And now this brother performing his soul on a daily basis, that reverb brother is getting the same reward as him. Allahu Akbar. This is the beauty of Salah, the power of Salah, so never neglected. Number four, keep up with the Quran. Do not neglect your Quran. The Quran is a manual for your life. It shows you the path towards paradise. So never neglect this Quran. Many of us we read the Quran, but we don't know what we are reading. We don't understand what we are reading. So I urge all of us to understand what
you are reading to learn a bit of Arabic If you have to go through the translations of what has been provided to us by many of the scholars, read them understand them. So next time when you pray your Salah and you say either journal sort of law whether you know exactly what you are saying. Be aware of what you are saying understand what you were saying. That's the way you can get close to Allah subhanho wa Taala a question was asked to an Imam again. Yeah, Mm, yeah, Chef, how was the relationship of the sahabas with the Quran, the Shaykh took out his phone and he said the relationship of the Sahaba is with the Quran is like our relationship with our phones today. And
will lie he the studies has shown last year's study was done in America that on average, Americans look at their phone 80 times a day check their phones 80 times a day. And the youngsters the youth check their phone on average 100 and 130 times a day. 130 times that imagine 130 verses of the Quran that we can read on a daily basis. So do not neglect your Quran. Read about the true heroes of yours.
slamm learn about them. Today we know about so many so called heroes on TV that we see. Learn about this the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala learn about the sahabas How many of us know the names of the Prophets that are mentioned in the Quran? How many of us know the names of the 10 Sahaba who are promised paradise? How many of us know the names of the wives of the Prophet? salallahu alayhi wasallam how many of us know the names of the sons and the daughters of the Prophet? salallahu alayhi wasallam how many of us know about the lives of Imam Bukhari? Mr. Muslim? Imam Abu hanifa Imam Malik Imam Shafi Imam Ahmed bin humble. How many of us know about these true heroes? Isn't it
true that we know more about the fake heroes that we see on TV more than the real heroes of Islam? Well, it the more you know about this true heroes, the more you get close to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And finally, associate yourselves with people who will bring you closer to Allah. Do not associate yourselves with people who will take you away from Allah and take you towards sin. As the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam likened the friends that you have the true righteous friends, like you have entered a perfume shop or a perfume cellar, in which that you come out of there You smell like perfume, and the likeness of a friend, an evil friend, is like a person. It was like a
blacksmith that when you enter the shop, you come out smelling like iron. Do not be that type of person. Be the person who becomes friends with people who bring you closer towards Allah subhanho wa Taala akula colada waterflow la la de la Vela from Fausto Pharaoh in the hula for right
hamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam ala Sleeman kathira Ahmad.
There is a Sahaba by the name of Abdullah live in la foto de la Juan. And in Shaolin this hotel, I'm going to tell you his story, the level of his Eman.
He was captured
by the Roman King, as he went to war that was sent by Omar rhodiola. One at that time when he was Khalid,
Abdullah bin Khalifa was only Sahaba at that time that was captured amongst other Muslims.
And when they were captured, the Roman king asked his army that from amongst the captives, who from amongst them is a companion of Mohammed, I want to see him. So the founder of bleiben Khalifa, and they brought him towards the king.
So he went in front of the king, the king and asked him to renounce his religion, to denounce his religion. He said, No, we're law here will never leave by religion.
Then he said, I will give you half of my kingdom. The Roman Empire was big. He said, I will give you half of my kingdom,
if you leave your religion. Now, you might ask, why is he doing this? The Roman King king wanted to see a companion of the prophet to become a stray from Islam so he can tell the world that I have made a companion of Mohammed astray. He had that much pride. He said, I'll give you half of my kingdom. He said, No, I will never leave my religion. Then he said, I'll give you half of my kingdom, and I will give you my daughter to marry. He said, I will never leave my religion. The King got upset. And he asked for a fire to be burned, a fire started. And then he said, all these Muslim captives that you see, they'll be thrown into this fire if you do not leave your religion. He said,
I will never leave my religion. So one after another, Muslims are being burned into this fire.
And they asked, he asked him, look at what you're doing to your brothers. They are being burnt. Leave your religion. He said, I will never leave my religion. The King got really upset. And he told his army to take up to live in Philadelphia to be burnt. And now right in front of the fire, who as he was about to be thrown, Abdullah had tears in his eyes. The King thought that city is about to leave his religion bring him back. So he came back. And the king said, Are you ready to leave your religion? A blithering fool he said. Do you know think that I am crying because I feel this.
I am crying because Allah only gave me one life to give for his sake. I'm crying because I wish I had 100 lives to give for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is why I'm crying. That's the level of demand that we want to reach. That's the level of Imagine that you are willing to do anything for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
This is the man that the sahabas have reached.
The king was so amazed by his response. He said to him look
if you do one thing for me, I will release you and the Muslims just one thing. He said What is that? He said kiss my forehead. All you have to do is kiss my forehead. I will release you and the remaining Muslims who are captives here so Abdullah thought for a while
he 45 cases forehead, I'm not leaving my religion or not committing shook. I will save these Muslims and myself and we can head off. So he said, Okay, well we'll do it. So I believe in favor kiss the forehead of the Roman King, the king release him and the Muslims. They came to Medina and Amaro de la Juan, he said, yeah. Abdullah, how did you release yourself? And he told him the entire story on one of the Allaah one was so amazed he said to all the people in msgid he said everyone here must come one by one kiss the forehead of Abdullah bin Khalifa and I will be the first to do so.
And Amaro de la one was the first to kiss the forehead of Abdullah before they find one by one the Muslims did. So.
This shows the strength of the Muslims, the Eman of the Muslims. Why do you think we had the Golden Ages of the Muslims? Where are we today my brothers and sisters. So now let's go back to the basics of your Eman in your heart. Connect with Allah subhanho wa Taala change your lives for the better and you will see the amazing changes of the Muslim Ummah that is coming from Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless each and every one of us. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to strengthen our Eman and become close to Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to give us victory about the law in the law omala eketahuna saloon Allenby Yeah, you have Latina amanu
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