Friday Jummah Imam
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah here. We're gonna catch up
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worship except Allah, the Exalted and that Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him as his last messenger and servant. Oh you who believe be mindful of Allah and dinette except in a state of submission to Him alone. Oh humanity, be mindful of Allah Who created you from a single soul. And from that created his mate and from that scatters many men and women of humanity be mindful of Allah and do not cut off relations with your kin with your relatives. And Did Allah subhanho wa Taala is Rocky, he has a monitor over you of humanity, be mindful of Allah and speak the truth in order for him to accept your deeds, and forgive you for any of your shortcomings. And whoever obeys Allah and
His Messenger has indeed achieved the greatest achievement as to what follows indeed, the best speech is the book of Allah subhanho wa taala. And the best guidance is that on Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, and of the worst affairs in our doctrinal system of Islam are the newly invented ones, for every newly invented affair. And this situation is an innovation and for every innovation is a form of going astray. And every former going astray isn't the fire of hell.
Around 25 years ago, there was a young man that walked into a small storefront area, and the storefronts area was fairly empty. But it was a new experience for him. As he walked in, he had his friend with him. And his friend was very reluctant to walk in the door.
We're upon he turned around, and he said, What's the problem? Why aren't you walking in this area?
his friend said, I'm not worthy.
He said, I'm not worthy. Brothers and sisters, this was a small masala in a city where this brother walked in the masjid, in the masala and he was someone that newly converted to Islam. His friend, also was someone that converted a couple of hours prior
to where when on the way to the mosque, he started to think about his deeds. He started to think about his shortcomings, he started to think about the things that only Allah that he just now at that moment started to really believe in. He started to think Allah knows all of this, and he's still patient with me.
And I do believe that this is true. But after I've chosen this, how can I go in front in front of him and try to pray? Who do I think I am? To say, Oh, God, forgive me and I've consistently done these acts of disobedience and I know it. Who am I?
And that's what he was saying when he was holding on to the hinges of the entrance of the masala his friend turned around and said,
Brother, you are in the right place. If there's anywhere you should be now. It is in the masala it is in the masjid. It is in the place where the angels dwell. It is in the place that ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala calls the baits of Allah subhanho wa Taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said it's a bait of Allah. It's the houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala it's a place where someone comes in praise, they can receive 25 to 27 or more reward, edge of indent if they were to come and pray in that place.
Brothers and sisters we understand the position of the masala we understand the position of the place that we are currently in now, where we are listening to the vicar of Allah subhanaw taala where Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the chapter Juma after only bIllahi min ash shaytaan regime, yeah you have Lavina Amande either New Delhi salatu Mijo mill Juma it first
in a decree law, weather will bear Oh you who believe if the prayer time is called
rush hasten to the vicar the remembrance of Allah where is that done? The scholars mentioned that is the hospital Juma. We see the chapter is called Juma as well Friday and Joomla. Also the three lettered radical is extracted from that which is joining together Gemma to join together and that joining together should be in hair.
It should be in clear, this small musalla that the brothers went to started to report on to the ship there. Firstly, they would read the Arabic letters to where it reached a point to where the brothers were anxious to go to this small storefront smaller than this masala
and they wanted to go there to pray, to hear the RE citation, to read the Quran to learn how to recite a language that they didn't even understand.
Brothers and sisters, that was me.
That was me.
When I went into this masala and I said to myself, this small place is a place of what I just learned this new world word Barraca
which means it's a blessed place.
When I heard the RE citation of the Quran, I was mesmerized even though I couldn't understand it. The fact that someone is reciting and singing a holy book and He's memorized. It was amazing to me. Brothers and sisters never belittle that as well. That in your faith, or religion, an eight year old child can recite a book of a language he doesn't understand and be in Singapore, get on Google meet, get on the telephone call someone here that's eight years old as well and he could complete the verse. That is a magnificent feature of Islam, a magnificent feature of the Quran of our tour off of our tradition.
Every day these two brothers would go to the masala to whereupon they realized that Subhanallah it was just a couple of brothers that took it upon themselves to put their money together to rent out this place to change it from a place which was previously a restaurant to a place of prayer, a place of worship, a place that Allah subhanho wa Taala loves.
There is a companion by the name of thermometer booth that
thermometer has a beautiful story of how he embraced Islam.
Remember when it was Val was someone that wanted to erase the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he was on a mission to do so.
upon this mission when he was headed to Mecca, the news was out that this individual wanted to kill the province of Allah, Allah was Sunday.
And as a matter of fact, some of the companions were deceased because of this individual
that was known in southern window of Saudi Arabia and southern Arabia.
The story goes on to where he was headed to Sukkot calve in Mecca. whereupon he was intercepted by some of the companions. They didn't know who he was, but they were on high alert. So when they intercepted him, they brought him to the masjid. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam knew who he was, he came out and he asked the Companions, you don't know who this man is? And they said, No, he said, had the thermometer wound with that.
This individual he knew he wanted to take him out. But the Prophet sallallahu ala was some of the stories a beautiful story. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, pardon him,
For Mabhida to even know Thal left, we're upon when he left he stopped on the outskirts of Medina.
He washed himself. He embraced Islam and came back to the masjid and announced it to the province alive something he mentioned that your face was the most hated face to me. Your country your people were the most hated to me.
He's mentioning this in a place where he saw how the Companions dealt with the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he saw community.
And that's what he mentioned that mesmerized him was seeing how the Companions treated the prophets of Allah, Allah was in the place of worship, because he was tied to one of the art can one of the pillars of the mosque, seeing how they worship, seeing how they treat the promise of Salam, seeing how they revere knowledge. Brothers and sisters when someone comes into the masjid today, how do we represent ourselves, we have to understand that now we here at the Islamic Center of Capelle. When they drive by and they see that sign, it is an immediate representation of who you are and what you represent. Allah subhanho wa Taala has legislated it for us in every particular general area to
establish a place of worship. But brothers and sisters make no mistake internally and inside of this physical structure. Yes, we worship Allah, but externally, we also worship Allah as well. The sign that is on top of this building is a sign that represents your faith. It's a sign that represents purity, inshallah Jota either, and that's why it is important for each and every one of us to have that feeling in our hearts. Because ultimately, within the deen of Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala legislate certain things rather everything for a particular reason HC mutton Balilla
for a particular reason and wisdom and it's not our responsibility to know all of them, but whichever one we encounter, we cherish it
from them that we obviously know, but sometimes forget
is the establishment, maintenance and enhancement of community
as was mentioned in the Herbertson Hajra Yeah, you already in the amla Takala haka Ducati. Well, that's a moto Nila Anton was Simone. I mentioned that in the opening sermon.
It is in the Quran where Allah subhanaw taala says, oh you believe be mindful of Allah as he should be feared, be mindful of and do not die except in a state of submission in a state of Islam. But then right after that. He mentioned the verse and this is in the chapter of Al Imran where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, well tell c mu B Hubballi. Lehi, Jimmy and we're later for Rocco.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says hold firmly to the rope of Allah subhanho wa Taala and don't separate see before he says, Be mindful of Allah. Be aware of your Creator, be aware of his names and attributes and how they are showered upon you every day, every moment and don't die except in submission to Him that You are mindful of. But what is the way to do that? What is the methodology to maintain that understanding and that mentality and even psychology and spirituality at spiritual level? He says hold firmly to the rope of Allah, all of you together and don't separate.
You notice here Allah subhanaw taala says well Tassimo hold firmly to the rope of Allah. But also the word is to some means protection.
So when you hold firmly to the rope of Allah take
Gather and the rope here is that what pulls you together. The scholars mentioned the Quran, the Sunni Islam, hold firmly to the rope of Allah all of you together and don't separate you notice here, he doesn't have to mention don't separate. If he mentioned hold firmly to the rope of Allah, we understand the opposite. But when Allah mentions the obvious it is to stress the importance. Hold firmly to the rope of Allah and don't separate. Okay, I understand that's how I can die in a state of Islam when I hold firmly to the rope of Allah hold firmly to the community together.
But then he says what's the way that you do that? Psychologically? What are some things you can think about?
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He says right after that mentioned, remember, think about the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon you, if consumed at when you were once enemies, you have to understand during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Many of the tribes had been dead as against each other particularly here. When they came to Medina, there was the oats and huzzah Raj tribes in Medina. And there was rift between them, but many of them became Muslim, Allah subhanaw taala saying, Look, Islam transcends all of the cultural quote unquote baggage, anything that will cause separation, that is not legitimates we have to do away with it for the sake of the habit of Allah subhanho wa
Taala to stay together.
And he says when you were once enemies will consume Alessia farofa to Minnaar. And you will are they on the brink of fire and he saved you. So brothers and sisters, one of the strongest means of maintaining community rather, the strongest means of maintaining community is coming to the masjid
many of you right now, I can guarantee you do not know the brothers do not know of the names of the brothers here. Probably the same with the sisters as well. But we see within the city of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, to give salam so those whom you know and whom you don't know, that is one sooner we can easily practice to date at the end of Joomla. Anyone at an arm's length we give them sometimes and you will be surprised at the results of meeting your fellow brother. There have been times where brothers have introduced themselves. And they didn't know that they were from the same village in their country.
There was one time a brother mentioned that he went to this particular college in a particular country. And he looked at me said Subhanallah you were my mentor, how many years ago
the beauty of community staying together. This is within the framework of Islam in the Sharia, that Allah subhana which Allah makes it obligatory upon the community phunki Fire obligatory upon the community of Muslims in a particular locality, to establish a place of worship. And when we say a place of worship, it is not only where you come and make sujood although message it is ultimately for that, or we say initially for that reason.
So understanding the importance of a place of prayer is paramount. And it's the initial reason but there are many other ways and reasons within this place of worship that we can have spirit to rectification purification. May Allah subhanaw taala forgive us for our shortcomings. Akula colada was stuck a lot he will like when he settlements mean for stuff you do in Monaco for right.
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Brothers and sisters with the emergence of social media.
And now we have artificial intelligence. There are many ways that people can obtain knowledge and that can be dangerous. But we know for a fact that when someone physically leaves their home, to come to another home,
to talk about
Allah subhanho wa Taala the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we have to remember that there is reward when leaving your home and come into the Masjid.
In Islamic law books of Islamic law, there is a particular chapter dedicated to walking to the message.
leaving your home or wherever you may be, and going to the masjid. This particular award when someone leaves their home to go to the masjid. Make no mistake brothers and sisters, I can stand in front of you in front of you as an imam. But the individual that leaves out of their home, to go and make Salah in the masjid and go back home will lie we should not be literal that
that is something that is very important, because that is the element which maintains the community in the masjid.
Establishing the five prayers in the masjid, with the community having Hinako little circles of knowledge. And when I'm talking about knowledge, I'm talking about knowledge of our youth,
learning, understanding our youth, the youth, educating us about themselves and what they're going through. And a place where the angels are our elders as well. People that don't understand our faith as well. Many demographics when they come inside of the masjid, they are assuming that there is a representation of Islam and Muslim there are expectations. If someone was to walk into the masjid now with their first time, mashallah they would be mesmerized, why. And I'm speaking from personal experience, when you see people, different nationalities, different ages, different languages, where would you see that in a place of worship?
as vast as we see, and msgid
We should not be little further and the virtue of the places of worship in Islam as Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, those that have the characteristics of those that believe in Allah and the Last Day he says after a little bit lamina shift going on a gene in nama Yeah, Morrow massages Allah man, I'm going to be live with your meal. Will commerce a lotta we're at is the Cata Willem Yaksha in LA Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions here that those that establish the houses of Allah subhanaw taala and the verb here, which is interesting. Yeah, Moodle, we hear the name of Omar and Aymara is a building, the one that establishes something to be there for a long period of time, and helps in building it are those that believe in Allah, and the Last Day, and they established the prayer and give this account, perhaps those will be of the rightly guided ones. So brothers and sisters, making no mistake, make no mistake, that your attendance and your meeting and introducing yourself so your fellow brothers and sisters, this is one of the strongest elements of maintaining your identity as a
Muslim individually. And collectively, we see other faiths take this into high importance, especially if you're out at a public place, and that you see someone
and you say, well, that's a that's an individual from my congregation.
There is a level of pride and happiness that you have when you see someone in another city and you realize that they're from your congregation or from your mosque or from your city or from your community.
The origin of that is the message of brothers and sisters. Just as your attendance is one of the strongest ways of maintaining your Eman your faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala because doing what ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala loves and is pleased with is that which He rewards with rewards for and as Rama is Whassa His mercy is vast. Your attendance in meeting your community is that which Allah subhanaw taala loves. You're praying with the jamaa with the community is that which Allah Subhana Allah loves. So in other words, when coming to the masjid and praying when coming to the masjid and learning when coming to the masjid and meeting your fellow brothers and sisters, there's so many
highlights. There's so many good deeds that you are doing simultaneously.
Simultaneously you are doing
receiving reward insha Allah to Allah.
When you come to the masjid, and you pray with your Jamar, or you listen to a message, whether it's five minutes, this is something that make no mistake. It cleanses the heart. Because when you do something Allah loves Allah subhanho wa Taala will use that as purification. The way that we purify our souls ourselves is by following what Allah loves. Because the law is the creator of it, and he is the one that purifies it ultimately,
brothers and sisters inshallah to Allah that opportunity is there for us all. To where when we come to the masjid and we meet our community, we come to the masjid even as a Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said even
without the community, you come to the masjid by yourself and you think about life, you think about things that have happened with you, and you're in the most beloved place on the earth. That is most beloved as prophets, Allah, there was something.
You think about life, and you're alone, and you cry to Allah subhanho wa taala. Whatever event has happened in your life, you try your best to associate that with one of his beautiful names and attributes. You fight the desires within yourself by yourself in the masjid in the place of the angels, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, those are one of the seven people that will be under his shade, when there is no shade.
An individual that is in the masjid and he thinks of Allah in His eyes shed tears.
So may Allah subhana wa Allah make us of those individuals that show respect and honor to this beautiful beautiful masjid and allow this Masjid in any Masjid on Earth, any mission on earth to be an individual that holds it in high regard in our hearts, and tries our level best to be of those inhabitants of the masjid even if it's one per one moments that you spend by yourself in a place of worship? May Allah Subhana Allah make us of those that understand the importance of that in our lives and the lives of others. For rarely, this is a place that Allah subhanaw taala has legislated and that he has said is the most beloved place to him. Robin as in every dunya hasna we will ask you
but it hasn't been nor Robin Aquila, and Catherine unnecessary attina What our friend Mr. Anambra. Allama said Islam will Muslimeen Allah Masuda. Slamet when Mr. Nene Allah Masuda sort of slime mold whistling yeah I mean along was one of them most of our affinity Philistine Allah help our brothers and sisters that are destitute in Palestine Yeah, I mean, help our brothers and sisters in Palestine Yeah, but I mean, what made them be murdered in modernity? Yeah, as easily as we get Mateen assist them with your help. Oh the one that is all strong aerobill alameen Fulfiller the Lumina well Catherine unless he adds in our telephone number and abroad Yeah, let me know in Allah yup mobile
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah
wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.
So if I can just get two minutes of your time
would just talked about was the importance of the masjid and many of us know that already. I just want to inform all of you in sha Allah for a huge opportunity for you in sha Allah. Tonight there will be access to lots of Asia. a fundraiser for this Masjid Inshallah, to Allah. And the fundraiser goal. The fundraiser theme is vision in the making many new faces that I see now, mashallah to medical almost every Juma and inshallah those of you that are leaving practice the opportunity of giving salam to those that you have to get to know your community to get to know your community in sha Allah Subhanallah this was a message that was across the street in the small storefront and and
Hamdulillah we moved over here because of your attendance, your eyes and your donations because of your attendance to us and donations mashallah even donating this microphone you so quick I was able to switch like that was that was really good. I'm not hungry now because of your donations and your attendance primarily. So inshallah I know many of you may not be able to attend so if you're able to donate before you leave in Sharla primarily what we would like from you all here is those of you if you're able to give $100 a month 20 of you $100 A month in the law that is going to this method and that is an investment as many of you see here there are new faces here and it's very convenient for
many individuals especially with the parking in sha Allah Tala, your community from going from one place to another especially from 121 to 35 and Hamdulillah this is the first Masjid in Coppell. So recognizing realizing Yes, Hamdulillah we have, we have one person Hamdulillah we want you guys to we have to hear 3456788 people, um, that nine I shall just call her 10 Come to the lab line me up to 11 Mashallah 12
need eight more 13 is like a love hearing
13 and hamdulillah gonna get six more being the light on a
six month 1400 level it means exacting law here as a lot of bring your skill of the deeds six more inshAllah 15 hamdulillah Zack Mala here is Ocula here.
Keep the hands raised to the volunteers will come and give the pledge cards the volunteers will come and keep your hands raised and Shala please don't change your mind from now till then. You can live it I mean, and I hope we have some sisters in the back come Lila I know this is this is raising their hands
if there's some sisters in the back of
this okay hamdulillah
that's one more five
oh, as we said okay. Yeah $100 Shala for we said for us it for a year. For 10 months Sunday live for 10 months I'm shallow 10 months desert Kamala Heron hamdulillah for those of you that don't know Hamdulillah we have we have
improved in this past this past year with youth director and our admin to expedite things and mashallah to Batticaloa. A number of events that we have here and we plan to have more be in the light to Allah, this building, we would like to purchase it but the owner of it does not want to sell it so they're still in a separate account to possibly have a bigger center in the future Inshallah, because of these new faces in Joomla that you're seeing were attending Hamdulillah we have another
Jul 430 Right before so lots of pasta but it's particularly for those youth and those that can't make it or get off work at three. So trying to facilitate for the community is the ultimate purpose that we're here and we see that hamdulillah it's doing that so may Allah Subhan Allah reward all of you particularly for your attendance, and for your donations, inshallah. And if you're not able to donate now, Hamdulillah we have smartphones, you're able to if you want to do it, if you're 10 you secretly at Hamdulillah we know that that's the sign of a solid 18 as well. You can take your phone and take a picture of the QR code, and you can donate you can also go to ICC.
the lady side there's 20 over there too.
I don't know how he's gonna tell him. You got to give that icc.org That's give give dot ICC masjid.org Sorry. Sorry, say the messages talking about the message dimensioned Mr. Stuck, give that ICC masjid.org That's ma sjid.org sha Allah Tala please tell your friends and family about the event that's happening tonight after Salah to Asia. We will not invite everybody for the Iftar today inshallah. Yes, yes, the community of Thai last week it was a full house and got 500 People mashallah and again, that's because of all of you a shout out to medical law and those who I want to give a special shout out to the volunteers made last month I will reward them and if you wish to
volunteer and receive reward by feeding the fasting person inshallah you can just speak to brother Solak Chavez brother Amir here as well if he's already doing much volunteer work in the near the near the entrance insha Allah Tala to help him volunteer to Xochimilco aid him and last month I'll reward you all send it to me to catch up