Channel: Abdullah Hakim Quick
Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 _
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa sallam Allah say that are willing will act in Vienna Mohammedan. While Alli he was happy he was adequate seller, appraisal due to a lot of the worlds and peace and blessings be constantly showered upon a beloved Prophet Mohammed, the master of the first and the last, and upon his family, his companions and all those who call to his way and establish his Sunnah, to the Day of Judgment, to my beloved brothers and sisters, to those in the viewing audience. I begin with the greeting words of the righteous, Salaam Alaikum, wa rahmatullahi, wa barakaatuh
Alhamdulillah. This is another great opportunity in the month of Ramadan, in a very unique Ramadan in that we are part of an international isolation, we are part of an international movement in widths, where people have stopped their outward activities. And they are focusing more on the inward activities in order to protect themselves from evil circumstances on the outside.
And Ramadan, in a sense, is an activity like this where we are fasting. And that is an activity that is especially for a loss upon Watada.
And it is something that cannot be judged by other people. So it's very personal thing. It's an inward type of activity. And we are fasting to gain taqwa to gain the consciousness of Allah, which is the type of wakaya it is a shield. So that talked about protects us from evil around in the world, especially in on the spiritual level. And so we have combined and it's a national movement inside, to protect the outside with a localized Islamic movement inside with fasting, to protect ourselves from those trials and tests that we are facing in the world. So this is a unique opportunity. And it is the month of the quarter and it is the month of the book of Allah azza wa jal
wherein we focus upon a loss. Last testament, we focus upon the revelation that came over a 23 year period, till the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him. And this revelation guides us in all types of circumstances. And it is an eternal revelation in that it is not bounded by time. It is not confined by language by nationality. It although most of the world are not Arabic speaking people, we find that millions of non Arabs have memorized the book, have understood the book and have implemented it into their lives. And so this living miracle we are studying this living miracle and it gives us gems of wisdom, to get to help us to have a sort of balance, to help us to be able
to live in the world, but be not of the world.
And I wanted to look at Sara Ali Emraan had a small section from Sara Ali Imran, the third chapter in the Quran. And this part of sur le imraan around verse 100. We find that Allah azza wa jal is telling us yeah, you have levena
More than taco la haka Ducati, wala Mouton. Illa will enter Muslim in the oft repeated verse, a lot tells us will you believe, Fear Allah in the way he should be feared and do not die, except as Muslims. When this verse was revealed, this is a Medina chapter when it was revealed in Medina
the companions of the Prophet Sal seldom found it very difficult shakalaka. And the difficulty was that the clearly an Arabic is saying it took a la haka to karate, Fear Allah in the way he should be feared. And so they naturally thought, how can we as individuals, meet the standard of the consciousness of Allah in the way that actually should be?
And Allah azza wa jal in infinite mercy revealed also in the court, and yeah, you have Latina hamara, taco la musta Tato. Oh, you who believe, Fear Allah to the best of your ability. And so the companions understood this beautiful verse in connection with another beautiful verse to me. So you who believe, Fear Allah in the way he should be feared, to the best of your ability. And so, abilities vary.
And this is a lesson that we are learning also in this month of Ramadan, because to a great extent we based our monthly activities on the masjid, we base it on a crowd, we base that on accardi. Except for the few amongst us who are masters of the court, and who are reading a ton of
the great majority of Muslims 99% of Muslims are actually reading behind somebody else. And it has come to be part of the goal of the month of Ramadan, culturally, that we do a custom that we finished the whole of the Quran, by the 27th night.
And now, we are not connected to the party in salaat. We are on our own.
And within our homes, we have varying abilities. Some people have memorized the whole quarter. And some of us have memorized just the section.
Some of us can read from the book, some of us have health issues. Some of us have big families. We're not all in the same circumstance. And so the verse of a law kicks in, where it says that you fear a law, you practice your Islam, to the best of your ability and the sincerity, as long as you are sincere in what you are doing. You practice your Islam to the best of your ability, you fear Allah in the best possible way that you can. And so that is the beauty of the month. And this lesson should help us when we leave Ramadan, and when we leave the COVID-19 locked down. So when the two chains come off, when the chains in a sense of the COVID-19 come off, and there are people breaking
out of the so called prison already. You see them breaking out New York, breaking out in different parts of America too soon, but they can't take it anymore. It's not the balance. The balance is to flow with the science that Allah has given to us the understanding that Allah has given to us and go in
transition, that we go in stages and we come out not just for ourselves, thinking about ourselves, but thinking about other human beings and how they are feeling in this pandemic and what could possibly happen to them. And so the balance then is to have the consciousness of Allah subhanaw taala in relationship to reality.
And this lesson that we are learning tells us that no matter who we are, no matter what our abilities are, no matter what we have accomplished, if we are sincere, if we are working to the best of our ability with sincerity in our heart, that Allah subhanaw taala inshallah will bless us not for quantity, but quality. And that is a great lesson. Especially for those who looked at reading the Quran as as a type of rich
And in some cases, they're even masjids, you know, in different parts of America where you can read slow in the normal rate, or you can read fast. And so you read fast, like the express lane on the highway, because you want to get the book done in 10 days, because you don't have time you're doing things at night, you can come to the mosque, and so go to the Express mosque. And they will read it so fast that you can hardly understand it, you finish it 10 days, then you can go out for the rest of the nights of Ramadan, and smoke the shisha and do whatever you want to do at night. This is not the understanding of the early companions, they
receive the core and they understood it, it touched their hearts, and then they implement it into their life, slowly, but surely, until it became a reality. And so we also are called upon,
to return to the book of Allah had to read it, not only just to read, but read it for understanding, read it for the purpose of implementing it into our lives. So that inshallah it will become a reality, when we come out of the isolation. And when that isolation comes, and we are thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala that thankfulness will be interpreted in our actions, that if we are blessed with a near ama, we have a comfort and a life that we will show how a shocker, by giving our thanks by giving in the path of Allah.
And that is the balance that we are seeking. And so Ali imraan, which is one of the important chapters of the book of Allah, showing the relationship of Muslims to Christians and Jews and other people in showing the suffering and, and courage of the Prophet Muhammad, sal Salim and his companions. It is an important chapter that we are reading in that beginning part of the book, to get that balance and to get that consciousness in sha Allah. So I leave you with these thoughts. And I pray that Allah would give you and myself sincerity, to airfloss the sincerity to do our best and hopefully to gain the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. May Allah accept our fasting and our
standing and recitation? may or may Allah protect our children, we allow protect the Muslims who are in difficulties throughout the Muslim world. And may Allah bring us together in one solid line, so that we can raise his banner to the highest? I'll leave you with these thoughts. And I asked a lot to have mercy on me. hannu was salam wa Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh