Building the best house on Earth – The virtues of building a Masjid
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen or salat wa salam ala rasulillah while leaving your site be as mine, my brothers and sisters in Islam. Today we want to speak about the best house you can build on earth and that is to build a Masjid to build a house for a loss of Hannah who Medina. And so from among the most beloved deeds to Allah subhanho wa Taala and one of the ways to secure a house for yourself in the Paradise is to build a house for a law to build a Masjid and Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says in an authentic hadith, man Benelli lair he must Judah, Ben Allahu Allahu beighton Phil Jenna, men Benelli lair, whoever, whether male or female with
a young or old whoever builds a Masjid for a lot sincerely for Allah sake. He builds this Masjid here on Earth. What's the reward? Allah subhanho wa Taala will build for him a house in the paradise like Rob look at the difference. You build for a lot a house on Earth a Masjid and allows origin in replacement in reward, he will give you a house an everlasting house in the paradise lava. Well, what a beautiful transaction it is with a loss of Hannah who Medina and this hadith we can observe God online he subhana wa tada we observed the generosity of Allah subhanho wa Taala in this Hadeeth so congratulations to the one who saves up his money on a weekly basis or monthly basis or yearly
basis or whatever it is. He saves his this money in the intention of building for Allah subhanho wa Taala a Masjid a house for a law on Earth. My brothers and sisters in Islam and the one who builds a Masjid doesn't only get a house in the paradise in addition to this, listen to how beautiful this is. Every single select that takes place in this Masjid, every record every sujood every letter of the parameter resided in this Masjid, every Vicar every dryer, every lesson, every hope by any form of worship, every donation, any form of worship that takes place within this Masjid, then the one who built it, or contributed towards building it will also earn a share of the reward of all those
people that worship the laws origin in this Masjid Allah God, you know what this means? This means I mean, throughout your entire life your earning has entered so long as people are benefiting and worship a lot in this Masjid. And at the same time when you pass away, that has an ad haven't stopped. It's like a river of hassle that continues to flood in your grave, and you're earning earning all these has an ad so long as people are worshipping Allah in this message that you built or contributed towards. When Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said in an authentic hadith men Benelli lay he must didn't wanna commit hustle apart. Ban Allahu Allahu beighton Phil Jenna la Aqua,
Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said that
if a person wants to build for a law for a law seek this lilla he is implying sincerity, that the masjid must be built sincerely for Allah subhanho wa Taala not for any kind of recognition, or for some kind of worldly position, or for some kind of reward from someone you learn. It must be sincerely built for loss of power. What are the secrets the intention? One Oh, can be hustle popout even if the size of this message it was the nest of a bird. Myth has pop up a pop up is a is a type of bird it's a it's like a pigeon. It lives in the desert. And when it builds its nest its nest obviously this bird's nest is called myth house. That's what it's called. And it's called a such
because the word myth house comes from the word for house and for house means to scratch the earth. So this type of bird that lives in the desert, when it wants to lay its eggs, it digs a small hole in the earth and it lays its egg that's myth has about that's the nest of that bird. So Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who says whoever builds a Masjid sincerely for Allah even if it was the size of a bird's nest lock well, Allah subhanahu wa tada builds for him a house in the paradise and this one individual alone. While he was seldom mentioned the series, this is an emphasis. Emphasis. He's emphasizing the small size, meaning it doesn't matter. Doesn't matter how small dismisses it.
It doesn't matter how small your contribution tonight is for this month. It doesn't matter how small the contribution is, even if it was a small as a bird's nest.
Allah subhanho wa Taala will build for such a person a house in the paradise with the scholars or him a home a loving said that if a number of people, let's say 10 people, let's say 100 people, they built a house for a lot, they built a Masjid. And each one of them wants to contribute the size of a bird's nest. What's that? Even if everyone was to contribute five centimeter square, maybe 10 centimeter square, a lot of social will be built for each one of these 100 people, a house in the paradise. So Pamela Camilla is a part of a diner. This is implying the generosity of ally you can observe it in this hadith a lot of like about my brothers and sisters in Islam in this life, people
become extremely exhausted in order to build a house for themselves here on Earth, a house for them to reside in. And by the time they work, and they save up their money, and they start building their house, it could be 10 2030 years. And at the end at the end, you might live in it or you might not end up living in it at all. You might end up living in your house for a few months or a few years. And all the all the smile in between depression and sadness and worry and deaths and so on. And at the end, he finally meets a loss of Anahata. All of this exhausting work and all of this effort for a house in this worldly life that won't even belong to you anymore the day you die upon love when
you reflect over that you understand how much more important is it for a believer to have efforts to build for him a house in the paradise and in order to attain that house in the paradise? One must exhaust this effort into building a house for a lot of social on this earth or at least contributing to our house for Allah subhanho wa Taala on this house on this earth look at what Allah subhana wa tada he says in the Quran in ma mudo massage de la man Amana Billa he will Yeoman urquidy what a karma salado Erica zeca What am yaksha illallah fileset we'll get a good woman mo de la la la, la social within this area, he states a fact. But this fact it implies a command right and remember him
a home alone. Let's see if you'll give me a handle. How about I'm not alone amatola Zoysia mininova, another dilemma surgeon. So overall, this is a fact. But within it is a command Alonzo shell is commanding the believers to build massages and to maintain them a surgeon. And he says that the only ones who do that are those who believe in the law and the last day and establish a solid and give a second what am yaksha illa and they do not see anyone but Alonzo Hill. In other words, in other words, building a Masjid. Maintaining a Masjid is a proof of event is a sign that a person genuinely believes in Allah and then the last day and he correctly establishes his slot and gives zeca 1am
yaksha illallah it's a testimony in a proof of genuine amen and faith in the heart of a person were hired by him or her law one of them have a soon when he interpreted this as he said way after now when were emailed to her alma mater had them Amina, he says and part of building a Masjid includes maintaining and renovating what has been destroyed from it. Such as in the case of this Blissett Masjid that we are speaking about tonight. sapan Allah and Why is it such a big deal to build the masjid and to have this care for a Masjid my brothers and sisters in Islam? Because building al Masjid was the job of prophets and Kaaba was built by Ibrahim and he's married. He was center and
what if you're a farmer, but he will call it a mineral bait. This is the job of prophets they will knock this be beta knock this in Jerusalem. It was built by Adam Allah His seller, then by Sulaiman Allah, He sent him it was renovated in their time. And then again, it was renovated in the time of Ibrahim, and yeah, Obama he was set up and massage it went into a lot of renovation. And so now we have a destroyed Masjid and it needs to be renovated. We contribute in such a thing. This is also a part of building and maintaining a Muslim prophets and messengers and the righteous from among the sleeves of a lot. So again, all contributed in building assertion to panelo even Rasulullah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, above the list as well contributed in building assertion. Those who know laws or shall are those who build an assertion and maintain these assertion. So once again, congratulations to the one who builds massage palaces of Allah and to those who contribute towards building a Masjid anywhere on the face of this earth. My brothers
Sisters in Islam, the sooner as well is not just to build a Masjid, it is also to maintain and look after this Masjid. Such as in the case of this Masjid we're speaking about tonight, it's damaged and we're speaking about maintaining and renovating this Masjid once again. You know there are people that have given their entire lives to look after the houses of a loss or even cleaning them, maintaining them, repairing them, guarding them, and so on. When there is some Allahu Allah he was telling me not authentic hadith he said, only about Allah yo. Mati. hapa Luca Veta. You heard you heard you lumen and mercy Majid Allahu Akbar. Can you imagine this hadith? this hadith highlights
the importance of maintaining and looking after Muslim Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, I saw the deeds of my oma, meaning the many the countless deeds of Islam, good deeds, they were all displayed and presented before us all the loss of the law while he was on them. And he said,
he said that I saw from these deeds and convert the resolution and Masjid the speck of dust that a person removes from the motion. The speck of dirt that a person removes from the masjid. Yeah, from all the good deeds you saw in the VSA. lohana you assylum specifically mentions this, why to teach his oma the importance of looking after images the importance of keeping it clean. Imagine then how outstanding the reward is, for a person who doesn't only remove a speck of dirt from the budget rather builds an entire Majid or renovate a destroyed Masjid Allahu Akbar. No doubt the reward is great, and it's huge. And so, these are the people that are known as O'Malley massage it the
maintainers of the masjid those who show concern in the masjid. These are people that a lot priest in the my brothers and sisters in Islam, look at this case, in the in the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. There was once a black woman who lived at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a black woman. And I mentioned a black woman, because the narration mentioned it was a black woman. And just so you can understand how Islam treated everyone equally. And that the only difference between the black and the white. There only nobility was because of what they presented before Allah subhanho wa Taala listen to the story. This black woman
she was so concerned in cleaning the masjid of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam that was her job cleaning the masjid, any hair strands, any wooden pieces left from a miss work and so on. She would clean those up and she would clean the machine. That was her mission in life, to make sure that the mystery of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam remains pure and clean all the time. So one day, and this is in fact the normal for everyone. She passed away one night, and the companions didn't want to disturb Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam while he was asleep, so they quickly prepared her she knows that they preyed upon her and they quickly went and buried her for Nabi
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the next morning when he found her absent in the masjid. He couldn't see her anymore. He asked about her. Where is this black woman that would clean the budget. She was missing? fat. They said to her yellow Salalah in her method belaid she died at night and we didn't want to disturb you so we quickly prepared those you know that we preyed upon only we bear we buried her for Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said to them, he was angry, condemning what they did. After they come to earth and to Mooney. He said Why didn't you seek my permission for that which you did? Lock up. Kenny as though the bizarre synonym is condemning the way they treated her janessa
because they believe in her case. They said it was just a random woman. Clean the budget. Let's just do her Yoni she's not worthy of us waking are full of muscle Allahu alayhi wa sallam up but in the visa law, Holly hills and them taught them and listen. He said, How dare you do such a thing? Why didn't you seek my permission? You see, you see when luisana seldom said that it implies the love and Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had for this woman that would clean the masjid. This is implying the love that little sola mussel Allahu alayhi wa sallam has for those who build and worship for those who maintain unless you so Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said to them, Do
Luni Allah copy her to Luni Allah copy her going direct me to her grave.
Take me right away to her grief now, so they took him some Allahu alayhi wa send them to her grief. for Sunday I lay her and he stood upon her grief, and he offered celestun ginoza upon her grief Allahu Akbar. Look how special this woman was. That maybe some Allahu Allah you assylum went to her group.
And often selected ginoza alone by himself, after they had already preyed upon her. Why? Why, what made her special, the fact that she was a mean to have and massage it. Imagine how much more special is a person when he built a machine when he renovated a machine for low seek, and then he maintains this Masjid by keeping it clean and tidy and pure for those to come for many years to pray in it. So he preyed upon her. And he made the Dwyer and he said in the heavy in a boo, boo automaton, Allah, Leah are in the law, you know, we will have a son that era him, he said to the companions, that these grieves are full of a full of darkness. They are gloomy upon those who reside in them. That's
the reality of the grief. It is dark, it's gloomy. It's a tight place. Then he said, and Allah subhanho wa Taala illuminates the screen, he brightens the screen with my salad with my dryer for these people that are within it. In other words, in other words, light in the grief existed, like in the grief this this woman's grieve was brightened because of her relationship with the mothership. Because of her concern to clean and mudgett fair. So how long the one who looks after our budget, this is a reason for his lack of grief to be illuminated, for his grief to be brightened.
For, for the special love of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for such people, my brothers and sisters in Islam, the masjid is a wholly honored place. It is not permissible to buy and sell in the masjid. If we see a transaction taking place in the masjid, we should say to those people learn about Hello digital attack, may You not profit from your business transaction, we may plan against them. Why? Just so we can preserve the holiness and the respect of these places. It is not allowed to announce lost property in the Muslim Why? Because these places are holy and indivisible. Allahu alayhi wa sallam now, he shared the burner. If you've lost something, don't come and announce it in
the masjid. Brothers and sisters. I've lost something as someone seen my last property now as a Muslim to barely have a massage it weren't built for this purpose.
They were built for vehicle loans. So part of what Diana and only for the last 24 hours of the day, only vehicle law should be mentioned in these massages. Can you see how much importance and care at least them teaches about the machine? This is why each reward is great. Because of how homey these places are. Alonso he says what undone massage he that lilla that the mystery belongs to alone. Do you know what you're doing? When you build a budget? you're building something that belongs to Allah What an honor glovework Well, you're building something that belongs to Allah. Like when Ibrahim Allah you said I'm doing a gather all our social priests that in the Quran, and he made a point of
it. What is your referral, Ibrahim will come in and bait. Danny such people deserve to be mentioned in the Quran. Such people are praised by Allah. It's not an easy thing. You're building a holy sacred place on Earth. This earth that is filled with corruption, this earth that is filled with unjustice and oppression. And you're coming to build a house for a law, a place of justice, a place of worship, a place that is beloved, the law, a police study secret and holy. And when we enter this Masjid, we face an Qibla we face and Qibla that's part of honoring the masjid that allows origin commanded us that we face the Qibla Why? You see a Qibla Makkah is known as Oman, Pura, the mother
of nations, it is the mother of the massagin. Why? Because all the messages that are around the world are like children are like its children, like the children of Makkah have a GABA. So if we cannot get to a Kava, which is the Most Holy Place on Earth, we intend to massage it and we face towards a gamma. This is there's a direct relationship and an attachment between every Masjid and a GABA vapor lung and how this is what you're building when you contribute towards a mission. When you build a machine, this is what you're building. You're essentially tying this place to be to luck and how long luck Well, these messages are holy. Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us. Yeah, Benny Adama
who's the meta command the Kali machine? Do you understand that? I'm on social media specific dress code, just to enter service yet. Take the best of your code, adorn yourself, beautifying yourself with the best of clothing when you go to
Unless you and you pray, because these places are not just like your house, or your friend's house or a restaurant or wherever you go on earth is treated differently. They have this special kind of clothing. Like about Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam, he teaches us that if you were to eat garlic or onion, or anything that has an unpleasant smell, avoid the masjid. Dude, come here. Even your smell, you have to smell beautiful before you step foot in a Masjid. And the one who's building this, can you understand what he's building? He's building a holy place. Even if you stink, you shouldn't come to the masjid. Why? So that the holiness of this place is preserved, so that the
sacredness of this place is preserved? Imagine then, when a Masjid is built, how quick should Muslims be in rushing to build and maintain and look after the Muslim? We're telling you maybe some allamani smec if you ate garlic don't come to the masjid. Imagine then when it's destroyed, and bricks all over the place, and then mustard is burned and it's vandalized.
Then if a person that's not unpleasant should avoid, then how quick are we supposed to be to renovate a place that now looks dirty, and is being burned. And it's unfunctional Allahu Akbar. This is a duty and a worship upon us to rush to build this Masjid and preserve it and maintain its honor, and dignity and nobility. This is our job to do that. Were the ones that are going to benefit from that the reward is for us. And we prove to Allah subhanho wa Taala our love for his houses, our love for these places. Well, what about my brothers and sisters in Islam? We need to build these muscles physically and spiritually, physically by contributing with our wealth, and our herds and our effort
to put these messages up and build them. And then we need to build them spiritually. And that is by attending them for every salette if you can, and attend the lessons and establish lessons and congregational prayers with tomorrow Vicar, Oprah, and nothing else involved in the masjid only that which reminds you of a lot. So when, when the VI sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he mentioned in an authentic hadith, that one of the signs of the hour is the people will gather in the masjid, and they will speak about their worldly matters. The vehcile Allahu alayhi wa sallam said if you see them for two surely soon, do not sit with them. These people don't deserve to the if they don't
deserve your company, and you for you together with them. Why? Because they are dishonouring the House of Lords social by bringing into it that which it wasn't built for luck about
attending the masjid regularly. Building an assertion is a sign of a lot of sojourns love for you. It's a sign of a lot of love. And you know, I give you this example. If I continuously invited you to my house, if I if I invited you five times a day to my house to my personal house, what does that say about me? It says about how much I love you. If I didn't love you, I wouldn't have invited you. For when he left his method Allah The more you attend the masjid, the more this is a sign of a large social his love for you that Allah has allowed you to come one time after another to his Masjid invites you one time after another law. What about when there is some Allahu alayhi wa sallam he
said, and this is me I'm finalizing my speech. He teaches us that even the angels have love and a special spot for who's who maintain and massage it and build them in the hadith of Abu Dhabi Allah one in the riesel Allahu alayhi wa sallam he said in the little massage Ed oh there then in Lille massage Ed otehr Daniel mela eager to hula said Oh, I'm in horrible yet the Kaduna home we're in Malibu I do home we're in can Wolfie hi Jatin
Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says that the massage it they have certain pillars, they have pillars. What does that mean? It means that the massage should have consistent attendees, people that regularly come the angels regularly sit with these people. And when these people are absent, the angels inquire about them. And when these people are sick, the angels visit them. And when these people are in need, the angels assist them and they help them. This is the love the angels have for the one who's a regular attendee for the masjid imagine then how much love would the angels have for a person who is not only a regular attendee, but he's a person who built a Masjid contributed to
renovating a Masjid a lot about finally my brothers and sisters in Islam. Let's understand this wealth of ours. What are we supposed to do with it? When you donate your money? You're not just donating money. You're doing
needing your time and effort because behind this money is many hours, and a lot of effort behind it in order for you to have gained it. You do needing time and effort and money think of that. Well, lots of how to have a data set as in an authentic hadith. In unzila, man, Lee calm you celerity wer e there is a cat. And the recent Allahu alayhi wa sallam was commanded by Amar, to go and tell the people that our law says that he sent this wolf down, who Oh, gentle man, Alonzo Zhen made this world accessible, and provided this wealth for us for what reason? What's the purpose of it? The apom is solid, so that we establish a solid, how can you establish solid, you need to build the
mustard with this money? Now you stablish or select what you bear is to get and this wealth was given to us by Allah so that we can pay ours again? And what does that mean? What does that mean? Our Deen is based on these two things. These are the main pillars establishing slurp and giving a second Of course, considering that a person first accepts the oneness of a loss or gender is the main pillar of Islam. And then the two huge actions in Islam is that we establish a solid and give us a cat. In other words, what do we mean? What does this mean? It means that a lot of social sent down money provided us with money so that we establish the Dean of a law social on earth by building
massagin by using this wolf to any kind of effort that contributes towards the door of Allah subhanho wa Taala on earth laqad We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to give us the honor, that we contribute to this Masjid because if allows origin gives us this honor, then indeed we are honored in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala for ask Allah Zoysia and to make it easier upon us and to allow us and to give us permission
that we establish his masajid on Earth, both physically and spiritually. And we asked him subhana wa tada to accept from us, which is Ecuador, La Jolla, la sallallahu wasallam opelika ala nabina Muhammad while leaving on Sunday, as you mean