What Is Your Project In Life – Fajr Reflection from Surah Al-Asr
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work on something in your life for the sake of Allah associate, work on a project work on something out so that you can come on the day of judgment and stand before Allah azza wa jal proud with something that you offered his Deen Smilla Rahmanir Rahim
Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen
wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah
while Lee or sabe ash mine all praise and thanks belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala to me the peace and blessing of Allah be upon His servant and final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
I start follows My dear respected brothers in Islam, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept our gathering to forgive our sins and our shortcomings.
anyway, arrived late but Hamdulillah we made the solid behind the event. So ask Allah azza wa jal to accept shall mythologist within a few minutes, perhaps I will share with you some reflections from a short sword or in the Quran. As opposed to that which is normal of the chef
giving a reminder from the ideas that he recited.
I'll share with you something from just the AMA
right towards the end, a sorter that we have all memorized, and that is salt, salt, alasa.
Salt and also leave me chef Abraham Oh Allah, He said,
Loma Anza Allah has yet another hyung De La Jolla, sorta la Kapha Tom Lee may be suffering. When praising the solar and describing the solar in a few words. He said something powerful. He said if this was the only solar that Allah had revealed, if this was the only solar nothing else, then it would have been sufficient evidence among mankind or upon mankind. There have been sufficient evidence.
Everything they need to do in life is found within the solar. Every reminder they need is within the surah and every warning is within this Surah
So these are powerful words from an imam Shafi Rahim Allah. Let's explore his words and see why did he exactly say that?
Allah azza wa jal began the surah by taking an oath
and taking an oath by alasa
he subhanho wa Taala said Walsall.
I swear by time
and everyone's answer is different. Your answer is your existence from the day you are born until you die. And that differs from person to person. Allah azza wa jal is taking an oath by your time
and since Allah azza wa jal takes an oath by your time that in and of itself, teaches us how great time is.
If you allow the mula oximeter level of him, the great Allah azza wa jal only takes an oath by that which is great.
So Allah azza wa jal is teaching us the importance of time, just by taking an oath.
By alasa will answer it comes from the word asada. Masala means to squeeze something. So the idea is like your existence.
Think of an orange, you take an orange, and you squeeze it with your hands. When you start squeezing, the juice starts to come out at the beginning it flows and you continue to squeeze until the final drops, then it starts dropping.
And then that's it. There's no more drops, it's finished, and you throw it. This is what what allows it is
and this is time being squeezed from you. You're coming towards the end of your life. That orange is about, it's dropping, it's a low flow now, a few more drops. And you'll put into your grief
the word allow so it implies a sense of urgency within us. There's no more time
we've been squeezed to the very final day of our lives.
And the time that we have on Earth is a blessing from Allah assertion.
And indeed from the greatest of blessings just before Surah Thalassa is sought after careful
and the last area in assaulted to care for is what
through mellitus alone Naomi even man in name
surely you will be questioned about the many blessings
and then the next little while also
I swear by time, the relationship between the two soil is that from the greatest name that Allah has given you is your time on earth.
Every single day you live to witness is a blessing from Allah azza wa jal.
This is why in Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
when he would wake up in the morning, the first word he would say, the first word Alhamdulillah. Allah the
10 hour elite in short,
he praises Allah azza wa jal. Why, because he realizes it's a blessing. And hamdulillah social upon the blessing hamdulillah Oh, praise belongs to Allah, that you gave me life, after you had caused my death.
And to you is the return
he would see and Hamdulillah
he would recognize the blessing of time.
My brothers in Islam.
This is a matter that is supposed to be emphasized, especially in this day and age.
In this day, and age of play, and entertainment,
how many waste their time on Play, and entertainment, enjoy, and sports and Hangouts?
And the time is going
and what kind of benefit have They filled their time with?
We share upon has deceived and fooled mankind.
And so our attitude now, even as parents with our children, we say he's young, leave him, let him play. Let him eat and sleep and drink and entertain himself leave him he's young now.
He has a whole life ahead of him.
Then he's got school then he's got University then he needs to get married. Boy, he's busy.
And there is no emphasis upon a dean an Islamic teachings in Islamic values and morals.
But the idea is
Jonnie the youthful age is the age of learning. It's the age of learning a DM
it is the age of memorizing. It is the age of understanding.
Later on, there is no time for this.
Any the age of learning your DNA is in the youthful age now.
We shape on us fooled and tricked and deceived mankind to believe that that's an age of play, and sleep and rest and do as you wish.
When the VSAM Allahu alayhi wa sallam, it was very evident in his life. How he was very concerned for the education of the youth of the Sahaba
marveled the Allah who I know is riding with envy sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and he says the male hula in the limo Kelly met young boy. Oh, lamb, that's the point. Who lamb is 989 10 years old. That's all.
And what is he teaching him? F of the lead?
Safeguard Allah and Allah azza wa jal will safeguard you and protect you. Safeguard Allah, meaning do that which Allah azza wa jal commands you worship Allah and Allah who would protect you. He's talking like he's an eight, nine year old.
alongside many other things.
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He seemed to him. The last sentence he says the boy, young boy you better know that if the entire world was to gather to harm you is something they will never be able to harm you with anything except that which Allah has written against you.
The point is, this is an eight year old boy today today. If I took an eight year old boy and I sat with him and I said to him young man
you better learn that if the entire Alma if all the disbelievers if all of them are together to harm you with something, they will never be able to harm you except with that which Allah has written against you.
People will say what's wrong with you? Why are you scaring the kid? Why are you talking to him such a language? He's an eight year old boy. Why are you scaring him which which only is gonna gather and come together to harm a young boy? What are you talking about?
What do we say this to each other and among one another, yet we find a Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
teaching a Sahaba from a very young age. What type of belief they're supposed to have.
This is the youthful age.
It is to be filled with the knowledge of Allah azza wa jal and the correct belief and the attitude and the approach about who Allah azza wa jal is.
Sometimes they advertise the names of Allah azza wa jal as a weekend seminar.
Come over to for the weekend for a few hours that we're going to learn the names of Allah azza wa jal, and that's good starting point. But don't ever think that the names of Allah is a weekend cause
this is the greatest knowledge that a child is supposed to have. And all of us as we grow, you're also really supposed to be filled
with the knowledge of Allah azza wa jal and learning about him subhanho wa taala.
He says beyond the weekend seminar,
only there is a story that Allah azza wa jal mentions in the Quran. The story of a levy Mara Allah created we're here to now allow to shear there was a man, Allahu Allah. Some say it was the roseate Alayhis Salam others say perhaps it was another ambiguous man
he passed my a town this town was beaten knock this Jerusalem.
Well, he holier don't allow to share. It was completely abandoned. That there's houses but there's no dollars. There are wells, but there's no water. So ghost town. He passed by and he was on his don't carry out some food with him. This is a story Allah mentions in the Quran. He says, No, you're the level by the multihit. He looked at it and he said how can Allah revive this after its death? How can Allah bring life back into the city after it has died?
Even he said a day or he had the level.
He observed the problem before the solution. He did not say and he left who had he bought the motel.
He said under he heavy, heavy is the problem.
Allah has the solution. He looked at the problem before the solution found that the hula hoop May
Allah caused him to die for 100 years. Then he resurrected him and he sent him an angel and the angel said theme Camilla. How long did you stay evil? said Tim Yeoman Oba biome, maybe they are part of a day. So then the angel corrected. September 11. Tell me
who you are dead for 100 yeas, do you know what 100 is? We haven't even reached under these.
There is a steam
Fonville ala paramiko Shalabi Colombia de Sena. Look at your food and your drink. It hasn't changed over time. Let me at the real Ambrosini and it's a miracle because food is the quickest thing to rot. For a salad on the table. If you don't eat it in 20 minutes, it's no good.
Put any type of food on the table to a half an hour one hour max, you can't eat it anymore. Right? It's lost that that taste and that quality. But Allah azza wa jal preserved the quality of his food even though after 100 yeas as a sign, let me at the center. One for either Hey, Maddie Godinez Allah Catalinas 100 years ago when he dropped dead. His donkey drop dead with him as well. And his donkey was only bones he can see bones. Allah azza wa jal systeem arch wonderful, wonderful Bluebook
Illallah ivam cave and on Shizuo Hatha Manik Suhaila look at the bones. Now, watch the bones, they're going to have automatically by the permission of Allah, they're going to all of a sudden rise, and then next to her llama. And then we're going to dress the bones with meat
and flesh and really he's sitting there and the skeletal structure of his same donkey comes back to back together, like Lego pieces being put back
Get up and then it becomes dressed with meat and flesh and skin.
And it's his donkey once again alive.
You know why I mentioned all this because at the end he said, Pa level and Allah Allah Khaleesi encoded. He says Now I recognize Allah is capable over all things. Yeah and it took him 100 yeas to learn that Allah Allah cliche in Kadir
under these to learn this one lesson. Now he's absolutely convinced.
Now next time he walks past the dead town, he will not question he knows that Allah azza wa jal can bring life into it whenever he wants 100 yeas to learn one name of Allah, one attribute of Allah subhanho wa taala.
So if you spent an entire lifetime learning a name of Allah azza wa jal, you have something to stand before Allah azza wa jal with on the Day of Judgment when the VI sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that he person is asked on the Day of Judgment, or normally he female, a Blair who are on earth now one chubby female oblah
Notice in the bizarre Salam says that a person is questioned on the Day of Judgment about his life.
How did he use it? And about his youthful age? What did he do with it? You see a normal age and youthful age, the youthful age is included in your life.
But in the view, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying you will have a general question about all your life, and a specific question about your youthful age.
Why? Because that was the productive time that was time of productivity.
Later on, a person gets older, becomes more difficult. Right? Perhaps he cannot maintain your vote for all your prayers.
And perhaps he cannot pray standing and making sujood as you used to in your youthful age. So the youthful ages and age of productivity. That's where you start fasting and you pray, use that energy to come into the masjid memorize the Quran, because the mind can memorize.
Try to understand, sit down in the lessons while he can and your back is still good.
And we still tell our children law this is an age of play and resting games and go sit on your Xbox and on your Playstation and and then enjoy yourself. And then what does he do later on? After the age of 40? They see the youthful ages up until the age of 40. past the age of 40 hollows we finished a Shabaab
you see since the age of productivity here.
This is not to be fooled by say later on. Now this is what's required. It's at this moment that's where the maximum strength and energy is. Then Allah azza wa jal, he states a serious fact a warning in Santa Fe hustle. I swear by time and I swear to it that the human being is immersed in the plus and then a fee LFP
into you're not just on the surface of loss. We are covered by loss Luffy
there's loss above us underneath us, right the left of us wherever we look, this loss that's the state of the human being
in insert and then in that marquee that in and then the lab, Yanni surely certainly no doubt, no doubt about it. And then again, surely, certainly, the human being is in immense loss costs also.
And that's the state of people.
Look at the state of people. Look at the heedlessness all around us.
Then Allah azza wa jal Li says Allah, Allahu Akbar, this word Illa. It implies hope. It gives hope.
And it's like, we walk into a classroom and we say everyone has failed the exam. Except, these open Who's that? Right? And imagine now on a belly grader level, Allah he's the one who's seen all of mankind is in loss.
this is where he is supposed to open to see my Lord. What is it? What is the path that if I adopt and peep my, I'm saved from this loss? Because if Allah declares a person a loser, then as a hustler, dunya Allah Quran, he loses both walks.
For qualities Allah azza wa jal mentioned, this is why
If I were a chef and he said this is the greatest of the sower in terms of its
proof and evidence against mankind,
it has enough warning in it. And that's when Allah would say to us, we're all in loss and it has enough hope in it when Allah azza wa jal will tell us the path out of loss.
Number one il Levina Avenue, except those who believe it a new answer your time is supposed to be filled with a man all belief work in a lifetime on your belief and in your Eman in Allah azza wa jal as we said.
Heather The first thing you're supposed to work on a Eman
and the first of them and Eban will be led to believe in Allah azza wa jal
every single day you need to learn something about Allah and you hold yourself to account and ask yourself, what did you learn today about Allah azza wa jal that brings you closer to him
even if it's something small, doesn't matter what it is, when hamdulillah Allah He I was very very excited to hear that in the masjid here. There is daily fissured reminders, Muhammad where's this happened around the globe? Masha Allah this is indeed a blessing Allah He a blessing from Allah azza wa jal upon the community of this area.
So take advantage of this, you do nothing. Use your legs to come to Al Masjid Salah to Fraser earn reward in that
sit down listen to a lecture
and while you're sitting this is the best time in a time to remember Allah azza wa jal Baraka in this time
and while you're sitting be aware of the fact that
this is what I'm exercising right now, I am exercising an Eman
if you don't detach this sitting of yours from this iron,
you know, often they speak about the double an act by the Quran and what does it mean? This is what it means this is it right? Yeah.
This is a practical implementation of Manu. When you sit down building on your Eman, increasing your belief in Allah through His Word
m&e Why men who saw their head and they don't only believe in Allah azza wa jal and learn about Allah and have knowledge of Allah azza wa jal within their hearts. But this Eman that is within the heart now it's translated onto their limbs while I'm you know, slightly hurt and they act righteously.
They know righteous deeds and righteous acts is from an email as well.
It's from an email. So I'm so sorry I had
an email that is of benefit is the event that is practiced in your life.
The knowledge that you gain and you learn when you act upon it, that is what we want. That knowledge there is called beneficial knowledge. And that is what will benefit you on the Day of Judgment. knowledge that you have and is not practiced in your life that's called information. So called beneficial knowledge. And the be some Allahu Allah you're setting them every morning after Salah till Fisher as in the hadith of Salah, middleby Allah Juana he used to see Allahumma igneous and Oka Illman de fer without raising the head without raising their hand because that is done at this time. There is no raising the hand in a tootsie Aloha mean there's no Chi Minh fer Oh Allah, I asked you
for beneficial knowledge. He would see this every single day
teaching us that one of the objectives and goals of the day is to have some beneficial knowledge. And what is allowable nerfed what is beneficial knowledge Exactly. It's knowledge that is practiced. The memorize this knowledge that is implemented is called beneficial knowledge. When I know that the fire burns
and then I moved my hands away from it. That knowledge is beneficial knowledge. And if I knew the fire burns and I put my hand and I burnt it, that means I only had information I didn't have beneficial or I didn't benefit from it.
And so similarly, when you have knowledge of Islam and knowledge of Eman and you apply it in your life, that's beneficial knowledge. But if not implemented, this is information. Ask Allah azza wa jal to make us from those who apply their knowledge. In the Lavina Aman wa middle Salah hat and righteous deeds are called a Salah hat you know saw the hat it comes from the word solo how to fix something right? When a car is is in need of fixing the autosleep car or fix the car because right
Just deeds that's what they do they fix our relationship with Allah has solution.
So like the human being during the day, his relationship with Allah it wears and tears away. Right? Just like clothing and notice I said let me says in the Eman Allah visual via the kumkum airflow felt that a person's Amen It wears and tears away just like his clothes wears and tears away for subtle Allah Anushka Deedle Eman if you could you become continuously ask Allah to renew and replenish and refresh an Amen That is within your hearts not just by sitting and say Oh ALLAH refreshing Eman in my heart. But by doing the actions that refresh an Amen, and strengthen that relationship with Allah azza wa jal. So the deeds were called saw they had because they fix between
us and Allah azza wa jal
and this is why we pray five times a day.
Because this is our relationship with Allah. How many moments of the day we forget about Allah azza wa jal, we're heedless about Allah azza wa jal, we commit sin, we transgress we rebel, we disobey, we say a word that is not pleasing to Allah and we don't take notice of it. We deal in manners that are displeasing to Allah.
So, the relationship gets broken over time.
And it needs to be fixed, and you cannot delay this matter. And this requires urgent attention.
So why don't you saw they had plural righteous deeds to teach you that is Benny reading is still far or Salah to Salah close to Rama Barnwell hijo, visiting the graveyard in the cemeteries and an abundance of solid hat.
Wham you saw they had
Illa Lavina, Anwar middle saw they had this for you. These two matters, fix you up, make you prepared and ready. And in the final two things is how you fix others and how you contribute to society. What I've also been happy with also with solver
and they also advise and encourage one another upon ad hoc upon the truth.
Yeah, and what's the luck? And how long? And how Crizal Eman will Islam. What else have been helped is $1 in Allah.
The teach one another $1 is not just to sit here and have a microphone and speak a doubt in your family in your household. That's where it's first required.
$1 to those around you $1 through your manners and your character,
a Dharma through your dealings with others and with society. And now all of it is a dour seal Islam, they always say and mentioned Islam entered Indonesia via the tradesmen of Yemen.
Why do they always mention this? To tell you that these people embraced Islam after what they saw as business dealings, Shiva, Dara, that's how Islam spread in Indonesia,
on the hands of a Lebanese
with dealing how are they going to speak their language? But he's here so the honesty hollows This was $1 in and of itself, what they've also been hacked the believers among one another, they advise and support and encourage one another, upon the truth upon goodness, and you see the word whatsoever. So he said, what are our 200 hack? Whatever else so he said what also it comes from the word was saw, and it's linked to the word we'll see. Yeah. Then what is a loss a year when we say a loss a year? They call it the the will of the dying person a loss to him to write a Will
you see when a person is dying and writing a will? He's very honest. Who lies when he writes or so yeah, there's no point the line he's going.
So, a statement at the time of death is the most honest humbled. Yeah, any advice a person could ever say in his life.
So, the idea of what also meaning when they encourage one another upon the good, they are absolutely honest in
with the attitude as though a person is dying, full of honesty and compassion and kindness and care and wanting good for others
what the household will have
and then what will also be sober.
See remaining film, upon Eman will Islam and its teachings and continuously reminding one another like now and then tomorrow and then after tomorrow and keep doing this? It's difficult. It's not easy, right?
There's difficulty in this any work that you do for the sake of Allah azza wa jal. There's always difficulty in it.
So they advise and encourage one another upon patience.
They say to each other, hang on,
be patient, remain patient. Don't forget who we're doing this for. Don't forget the reward that is coming from behind this. Very soon we will all die. We'll all depart this all day life, we'll be putting our grapes rest is coming, rest is coming.
And they will come in where you will pre your last treasure, a normal fidget after this. And they will come in which you carry those have for the last time. And you will not read an ayah ever after this. That will increase you in Eman and Hassan Hassan Allah told that they will come in which you won't be sitting here anymore for visual reminders hello so it'll be done. That's it.
And they will come which you don't have to account and on this wall and give feasable you don't have to do this anymore house.
A day is coming.
And so we sit with each other and we remind one another besotted Be patient. A day is coming. It's gonna come a day.
Hollis, you will not city you will not have to learn any more practice anymore. No more sala de Manila.
So we advise each other upon patience. You see,
when we execute worships, you sit in the lecture this pain is suffering. They struggle, maybe someones sleepy, all of these words, get rid of them from your dictionary and replace it with the word or syllable.
Because this is the reality of the matter, every pain that you endure for the sake of Allah, that's actually called Soul. And that's been rewarded for
And every agony and every struggle and every difficulty in the path of Allah on social. Don't use these words for homicide, use the word a civil fibered who was told later that it was to build a bigger
patient and this is what it is in patients there is reward and not any type of patients. Allah azza wa jal he says for Smith comm our server only last minute also be patient like the mighty noble messengers. This is not any kind of patient. We want patients like the patients of prophets and the best of them. That's the type of patients we want to exercise in our lives.
My brothers in Islam
work on something in your life for the sake of Allah so we should work on a project. Work on something Herrick so that you can come on the day of judgment and stand before Allah azza wa jal proud with something that you offered his Deen
you know, so how about all the Allahu Anhu are going to come on the day of judgment?
And they there also was filled with sacrifice. Can you think of the Allahu Anhu coming out the Allah 5000 a hadith I memorized for the summer. This was my personal project in life. I wanted to your pleasure and the Paradise because of his greed, act and deed than I did. Others will come, oh Allah and I fought for your sake. And I sacrificed to seek is my limb i gave it for your sake. And I'm hoping the paradise for this. Prophets will come the greatest project in life they'll say of Allah, every second of our life was spent calling for you. What are you going to come with on the Day of Judgment? What's his big thing you're working on?
What is this massive project you're working on? That you're looking forward to meet Allah azza wa jal with on the Day of Judgment hecho Allah, this is a masjid I built for your sake. This is an orphanage i built for your sake to look after orphan children. This is the Quran that I memorize forsake, so that I can change the world with this word of yours.
What is your project in life?
This is how your household should be filled. should work on something that is going to deplete your energy and green new
one thing something, see what it is? Could do. You could be different to him. It could be different to him, whatever it is, but what's this big thing?
That you're looking forward to see Allah so shall we, if that's your answer is supposed to be filled with that. And that's the idea of a Taurasi. We'll have Patau sleeve, a sovereign
work on something, see what he's in your capacity to do, even if you have to go out of your way.
And he and I remember there was a man who he was a millionaire, billions of wealth.
And he would think and he would sit himself and say, Allah, yeah, look at the people when they die. Their children are fighting over their wealth and over
The inheritance and so on.
who's gonna remember me
by a sadhaka or admire who, all I can see is the children of these people that have passed away. They're fighting over this often they're just using it and enjoying it the way they want. So he said, You know what, I didn't know why we saved the suave. I'm going to use it to build my afterlife with it.
And he began going from country to country building, massage it purchasing almost half, putting it in these massage working, so that when he dies, I don't rely on anyone. If they did a hazard on my behalf for good if they didn't, well, I've already done for myself.
There was a man that said,
Anna my project in life is to record 1000 lectures about Allah and release them for the ummah. I want to meet Allah azza wa jal, having done this for his sake, as we work. What do you think it is? What is your effort? What's this big thing you're working on? You're filling your answer with.
Anyway, this is Yanni I hope it was a short reminder.
Finally we say Allah azza wa jal began the surah with the word while also.
And then he ended up with the word or server
and the middle word was a hostile or hostile. The idea is, fill your vessel your time with silver. Otherwise the human being is in hostel. We ask Allah azza wa jal to save us from loss. We ask him Subhanahu wa Taala to Yanni grant us goodness in our lifetime, in our time that we spend on Earth. Ask Allah azza wa jal to make US Mint earlier he has solid when we ask him subhanho wa Taala to forgive our sins and our shortcomings to accept promising the Holy Will delicate karate or SallAllahu wasallam Opelika ala Nabina, Muhammad Ali or some big man and forgive us, sha Allah, masha Allah does that allow
that was amazing, powerful reminder. And may Allah subhanaw taala mix those who filled the acid with something beneficial, Baraka logic that was very, very powerful. We're very honored to have Shabaka this morning and hamdulillah historic Fajr reflection, which we will remember and give us the booster for the next inshallah to Allah many weeks and months to come in the law. And we would like to have you again shallot Alisha, this is not going to be your first and the last dish Allah Tala. We're honored to have you last night and also honored to have you this morning. And hopefully we will continue to have you again as well as sha Allah Tala does that Kamala Harris and their
brothers. We need to come and show our love to our shallot Allah for the reflection hugs Masha Allah Tala varkala pico Salam o Allah Curatola, what effect the team that came with the chef as well as a couple of brothers with man and within the VT May Allah Subhana Allah bless them Mashallah. They persevered Alhamdulillah bringing the shift to our masjid and and to other mistakes as well Bella Santella blessing, we will show you love as well but the interview them as well.