084 Jumuah Khutba
Channel: Ahmad Saleem
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It was the most delicate time in the life of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
the Quraysh and everyone else surrounding him had made the decision that he should be taken out. And the only matter that remains was to decide who is the one
that is going to kill him Sallalahu it himself. So they made up this plan and he said that, why not we all hold on to one ohm collectively, and we stabbed him with that.
The blood would fall under all the different tribes and how our battle Hashem going to take retribution from us all
Allah subhanho wa Taala granted Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam permission to do Hajj around
the age of
the migration from a state to another state, from an existing condition to a new condition to new pastures to new way of life was something that he was waiting for. Allah subhanaw taala granted him that and his side.
His companion with that on that journey was none other than Abu Bakr Radi Allahu on this moment was such a delicate moment that it could not have been shared with anyone that is not from their side, that is not from the Muslims. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tasks Abu Bakr Radi Allahu ion, and says go and find this person, that there were people who were specialists at that time, they were called in the top. I've talked about this a little bit before. They were literally like the Google Maps of their time.
They could traverse the desert, they were able to read the stars and they had that knowledge and they were able to take care of ants and stuff and they will charge a fee for that. So Abubaker the Aqua Hawaiian. He goes and he brings somebody from the Muslims who had remained.
So at that, at that moment, what happens is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he asks, Abu Bakr
Radi Allahu Allah, is he the best for the job?
Is that the best person?
A worker says nah Mia rasool Allah of the Muslim, he's the best Muslim for the job. Then Rasul Allah repeats and ask, Is he the best person for the job?
And Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Han says no, there are better than him.
but they're just not Muslims.
So then Rasul Allah tells him go and get me the best person for the job.
The one who can imagine this is a delicate moment. This is a moment that decides whether Islam lives or not. This is a moment that determines the longevity of Islam. This is a moment that determines Rasul Allah is life. This is the moment that determines the entirety of his prophet hood. This was the most pivotal moment
and at that moment, he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not concerned
with the fact that we need to look for a Muslim for the job.
He finds Abdullah had been arrested.
There is no narrations of him ever accepting Islam.
But he was the best person for the job.
And then Rasul allah sallallahu alayhi wa salam gives him his entire life aboubaker His life in his hands and says, take us through the path through which the enemies cannot get to us.
So Abdullah, even oriented takes us Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and there was one other person who was also like him by the name of Soraka.
So he knew different passages to
use the second best. So he knew what of the live in mind do like the best people in the trade know what other best comp competitors do? So he started traversing and thinking which way would have he taken and eventually they see
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Abdullah even arrested and Abu Bakr going and they see a shadow walking through the mirage of the desert, they're able to see somebody coming at very fast pace.
And the bounty that was sent to Lhasa salams had was the bounty that he wanted. So at that moment, he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says to Abdullah to Abu Bakr and Abu Bakr sorry, he turns to promises and he said, Yeah rasool Allah, we're about to be taken. Here is the enemy he's coming for us. To that he said, Allahu alayhi wa sallam says, Don't worry.
As soon as Soraka gets close, his front, two legs of his horse, they sink into the sand.
And then they look at Soraka and Abu Bakr Abu Bakr is looking and Rasul Allah says,
I see you. Can you imagine yourself a day, you're after my bounty. I can see a day that you will be able to hold the bangles of Caesar the golden bangles of Caesars in your hand. Go for anto OB cure this rod, you will have the bangles of Kisara Caesar in your hand.
Then he says okay,
I will let you go. And he accepted Islam. But then he says leave some testimony with me that I know and that happens. So when the Muslims conquered Caesars he came to Omar the Allahu and he said look, I have a testimony from Rasul Allah that if you ever capture Caesar, those bangles belong to me.
Now, the point of that story is a lot of lessons for us today as Muslims, whether it is the Muslim lands, whether it is the Muslim households, whether it is the Muslim institutions, organizations, centers everywhere, we as a society as a community have to put forward the best people in charge for a particular task. So when the tasks are being given, these should not be given on the preference of who has been doing it, who has to do it, we should as a community look and say, Okay, I'm gonna give my basement out, I want it to be furbished or there's a brother in the community. Right? Sure. You want to support that brother? But is he the best at that job? We all know this I've spoke about in
the hotrock that as Muslims, we don't even trust our Muslim businesses.
Right, we will be trusted business wants is like next time I will never trust the Muslim brother. It's so sad that we Muslims don't trust our own brothers and sisters for a service.
Within the community, many brothers have
told them that I asked for specific code from a brother from the community and then came and they gave me a code of x 1000s of dollars. And then I called another person and he serviced it for free on the phone with minimum $40 that seem Western brother gave them the code of or whatever to $3,000
happens because we do not do our due diligence as a community when it comes to finding people for services. We want to support the Muslim businesses if they are the best in the field. This should motivate the Muslim businesses and Muslim entrepreneurs to be the best in their field to be ahead of the game to be on top of this service.
But on the contrary, if they are not, then we should look for the best person for the job. And that is why Allah subhanaw taala he says, this is the ayah which is really powerful for us. And we'll read these passages together. Allah says in hola hola modal command to adult Amma Ana de la Alia. Allah is commanding you to give the trust's render your trust to the one who is worthy of it. Not who's been doing it for the longest period, not who has no is that person worthy of rendering my money and trust.
If they are, then give it to them.
And as a community, we as services also need to upgrade ourselves
that we cannot be complacent about our services. If we are not capable of doing that job, we should say I cannot do it.
There is another person I call the person. I'll give you an example. I called the person to fix the sound system. There was a person that was told that you know at the Guitar Center, you can find some when I spoke to those individuals, they said the type of work you want to do, we cannot do that work. Guitar Center who has all these centers across the guy Stan clearly told me I do not have a person that can fulfill your requirements. Let me give you a call back in half an hour. He calls back he said there's this company called Clark audio Pro Audio services. You go and talk to them and they have technicians that will come out and they will work with you to tune your sound system for
That is an example of two adult Amana de la jolla
that even though your business is coming to you, it's not about the business. Because if you take that business and you are not worthy of doing that job that money is haram.
We have to be very careful about that.
Yeah, I can do your taxes. Are you qualified to do your taxes? If you're not and you take people's money, you may end up doing taxes right but you walk away with a sin in all methods.
A person may give a fatwa for example, a person may give a fatwa which is correct. But he was not worthy of giving the first fatwa for that person the fatwa may be right but he gets a sin of talking about something that he did not have the authority to speak about.
So as a community, we need to start getting awareness about this. That's why Allah says in Allah Yeah, Moodle kumin. To add to
the trust must be rendered.
The ones who are worthy of them? What is I have come to him that's another problem. And when we come to arbitrate and judge between the situation, do not take sides, what is that? How come from buying a nurse when people call upon you and say there's been a dispute between two families, husband and wife, brother and sister, mother and father, whichever the case is, what is that? How come to when you're called on to judge and give a render a judgment or arbitrate between the two parties, and Dackel. Beloved,
do due diligence and justice, you must render your judgments with justice when Hudson
and then Allah says anything Allah has
to come to be, how great of a reminder and advices Allah giving you
in Allah Hakata, Semyon Basilar
and if still doesn't move your hearts as a community, we're not moved and Allah is like listen, whatever you say in your arbitrations, whatever do you do with your hands wherever you may render and Amana and trust and you may be Miss placing that trust than understand that Allah is clearly seeing. He sees Samia and he hears bossy on his Where are you going to run away from him?
Then Allah says, Yeah, you heard it earlier. Hola. Hola. Rasul. Our number one reason why we fail sometimes to place the trust in the right places for Muslims is we are truly not following Allah subhanaw taala and his messengers we hear the ayat and verses many times
you will give it a reminder and brother a brother will get up not in this masjid, but other massages which
Just you know, tell us some new hobbies you just want I don't
a guy but I had to humble me tonight yeah, if you know it and why is it not in our actions?
Just knowledge of something is not enough. Sometimes you may have to repeat something multiple times for it to be rendered into an action of mine.
I may know how this I may know.
Everybody knows his habits, how many of them truly, truly, truly have our actions based on their intentions?
so it's not about the end. It's about what we do with that knowledge. Then Allah says yeah, you're living in an unhealthy or Lucha Rasul? What will remain come. The other problem is when Allah subhanaw taala has given us and appointed leaders, when there are people for certain affairs have been appointed for your betterment and they've been appointment, you have to follow them. Now this was a mess Ella which is really interesting, because
at one point,
even Taymiyah he was walking and he saw he was he was being governed and ruled by a person who was not just in his time at that time.
So the Young Bloods they came in says that, you know, why don't we do a revolt? Give go against the king.
Right? Why don't we go against the king and even Tamia he clearly he says, he says No, as long as he says La Ilaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, He could be a fast sec,
openly known for for committing sins publicly.
But that person you don't go against
because he's been appointed by Allah as well as your lead. Same thing goes with the Imam
Same thing goes to the Imam if an imam or a person in an imam who's appointed in a particular position, I'm not talking about myself as a knowledge that you know, it's a correlating matter if they're appointed, and especially this might happen in today's day and age. We have an imam in Ottawa, right? I mean, Ottawa has 27 Mister to your knowledge, Imam this is going to be right we have an imam in the masjid in Ottawa and in the masjid the Imam. His wife doesn't wear hijab.
And she has an open Instagram profile and stuff like that big issue in the community. So Barnum, how can you be a mom?
No, Holly ceramah son did not follow Him. His wife did not follow him. How can he be an A B? Do we say that? So the Imam his responsibility his family are not connected with his family neither. Neither if he as long as he prays five times a day, he comes and does his job if he's been appointed for that job, he may have some outside problems that you may consider as wrong but does not give the community any choice to go against the Imam.
And this is by consensus is not something only in one month or two, that Allah says for international atomic fee shaking in.
Now if there happens to be a dispute, these ideas are so powerful because their daily life of ours. If there's a dispute between something for Trudeau who in Allah He wanna soon for Rasool take it back and see how Allah and His messenger would arbitrate this. Today we all have Allah and His messenger. So we take it back to the people who are worthy of that arbitration. We have a dispute, how can we solve this particular dispute between a person between a contractor Muslim contractor and non Muslim customer whenever these arbitration happens, we turn it we turn back to Allah and we turn back to his messenger for guidance and these matters, in quantum took me no Nabila, he will you will
ask your iman is directly connected Allah is like if you believe in Allah and you'll we'll ask you that and this is the action you would do. But if you chose not to do these actions, if you choose not to take your matters back to Allah His messengers, then look, who will makalah the opposite understanding is you do not believe in our hero and you do not believe in Allah.
So very severe matter. Then Allah says after that, that he got this advice of Allah khairan This is better what us and Willa and this is the best in terms of determination of that particular dispute. The word that we'll comes from the root word of a one
a one the first, which means in that dispute, what was the original intent and answer we must seek that so that we'll have something is that I say something and you for you to be able to understand beyond the content
What was the intent behind Allah or his messenger or an island? What were the intent behind that is that we
you're going to the first meaning or the initial intention of why this content was delivered in the first place.
Then Allah says, LM Tara in a living. Yes, Ramon, Amman will be my own Zerah La Palma aanzien. I'm in public, you read to her como la Haut welcome O'Meara and yet for Ruby for URI to shape on yoga LA, humble Allah.
So, ALLAH is talking about the people of the past and there are saying that and other people have passed, you know, have Have you not seen that they claim to have believed in that which they revealed? So the people of that time for ICOs No no, we believe in the Quran. Now, not the Quran, the Jews and the Christians we believe in the Quran, no problem. We believe in that but whenever they said okay, fine. Let's now use Quran and Sunnah as an evidentiary grounds to make an arbitration
they run away from today you have a lot of Muslims that do that, too.
Brother, let's take this matter to Allah and His messenger. And let's let's didn't you know, let's discuss it with the Imam liniar. Please, let's not discuss it with the Imam. We have we're living in America we have you know, so many rights, we'll use it with court and which is the reason why now sadly, in so many massages, and so many Islamic centers and stuff, because their minds have been westernized that what is happening is now you will get a letter, the board gets a letter from a community member, We're suing you for investment, this many, this many 1000s of dollars. So sad, over a dispute about something.
I Jeeves, this has gone too far.
And then that becomes public news. And then that becomes the younger generation Subhanallah they come and now they have all of these podcast platforms and they're discussing about the lawsuit of this organization, a lawsuit of this organization like Subhan Allah.
Allah is mentioning about the the people of the book in the past and when they were told, let's use Quran as a means of solving our arbitrations. They said no, no, no, no, no, no, let's leave that Well, I mean, we believe in it but not to the extent that we want to implement in our lives. We do the same.
Well, either Taylor home Tarot Ilana Angela, Hawaii, Allah O Allah Rasool or ITIL. Munna. 15. Allah says when you tell them Come, let's arbitrate with Quran and Sunnah.
Let's use our religious paradigm to solve this issue of the marriage issue of any of the disputes within our community. Allah is like what Allah refers to these people are a tell Muna 15, you're going to see these hypocrites. It's a sign of hypocrisy when you find repugnance towards the arbitration of Quran and Sunnah.
When you find a repulsion, you'll I don't want to use that.
We're more advanced. We have much more better laws and constitutions in America,
in our daily arbitrations,
and Allah says,
I mean, what are you going to find? You're going to find the hypocrites turning away, aversion in a manner that you've never seen, you will see never seen their faces in the masjid. In the community centers, they will turn away from you, they'll block you, they will not talk to you. You say Allah and His Messenger Stop. Don't talk to me.
Especially within family disputes, somebody dies, they left behind lots of land.
When when the husband dies, the wife comes arbitration of Quran and Sunnah is what she gets as per the Sharia inheritance. But the wife comes and says, no, no, no. Surely constitution of America allows me to inherit 50%
Who is Allah and His messenger to tell me anything? This happens all the time in our community.
All the time, I met a sister, a convert sister, who was married to a brother, the brother passed away they had a new car.
They were waiting. Because in Canada, you have to have separation before you can file a divorce that they were separated from his previous wife. And then the separation was filed divorce papers were about to come in mail. Before literally three days before the divorce paper there was a shattering Nikka and they were waiting for the the property guy to be done with the city. The brother passed away.
The brother was a millionaire
his two sons came and said the wife doesn't get anything.
The converse sister doesn't get anything.
She tried talking to them. She said look, I became a Muslim because of Islam protects my right and said nope. And they completely blocked her off, never came to the master the game completely changed like Subhan Allah. This is happening in our communities.
Right matters we cannot simply say
No one should er has a solution, specially the inheritance matters.
These are matters that every single day we face every day today somebody passed away in the entire Whatsapp group is filled with in Anila.
But what is truly in Anila is that when that person passes away, nobody uses anything. If you ask those individuals, how are you going to pass that person's inheritance? Nobody knows.
That and that is why Rasulullah says one of the signs of piano is that there illumi Ross, the knowledge of how inheritance is distributed will be one of the first knowledge is that is going to be lifted from the community.
And that's what we're witnessing today.
Then Allah in the first and verses, he says, without equal Athena, yeah, lamb Allah Who Matthew will be, Allah is like, look, a solution for the people your job is to tell them that what is right and wrong, but Allah is like, Allah knows what is in their hearts.
And he doesn't want you to trouble yourself for that. So Allah is July Kalinina, Allah, nothing to do with him. Allah knows very well what is in their hearts.
For the ideal Dawn, after you've told them that let's do an arbitration with Allah and His Messenger, lets us show you how to solve our problems. If they do not listen to you turn away from them, but I didn't turn away from them.
And what now when you turn away then be rude with them. That's another solution that we have in our community right when things fall in Oh Subhanallah the first thing that goes in our character, people start raising voices and complaining Subhanallah I don't know if you guys saw this. There's like a, like an Instagram YouTube video. In the UK. There was some some meeting that was happening between the seniors of domestics and stuff and eventually got into a fight and people were throwing chairs at each other
in a masjid.
Sure, there was an FDF but Allah is giving us a solution for this. Your job as a person is to address that if enough to address that issue. In a nice polite manner, tell them this is wrong. After that, Allah tells you will i equal Lavina Allah Allah Murphy will obey him know that Allah is to Allah is telling us don't cross paths out in the community. Allah knows what it's in their hearts for the lion to turn away from them. What is the home? Why give them an admonition? Why is Bolin? It's a statement that you say Melia Toombul hope it is a statement that is filled with love your Blue Hole. It reaches the heart of that person. Do you ever hear a home in the Rockies so that
person can change his opinion.
Today our wife has nothing to do with hope. Nothing to do with eloquence. When I'm giving I'm giving him advice, but the manner in which the advice is given Subhan Allah when Musa they said I was sent for that I own who surround
Allah as they all Allahu Allah and LiYana. Speak softly to frown to whom
anybody that you have from the Muslim ummah and the community that you have a dispute with, none of them are frowns.
None of them are around.
So we cannot use harsh tone and language over here. Then he says why don't give them the warning. Turn away from them. And when you find the right opportunity, tell them something that will entice love with eloquence to that they may change their opinion. Well color home fee unfussy him, How will an ballyhoura Say something, understand that person's where his love lies figured out and we and sales? You know back in the day when I was in sales, they will teach us this they will say when you are about to go and meet this person. Do some research on that person find out what what are they interested in look at their social media profile, look at what they post a lot about what they like
a lot about you can know about their behaviors and attitudes. And I remember once I had a meeting like that in Calgary, I was I was sent to do some discussions and I looked up that this particular person that I was meeting that girl at that time she was heavily interested in basketball.
So you brush up on your basketball for the sake of sales and what do you do you start the conversation with basketball that is called Nolan Ballina, you start with that that penetrates the heart. Similarly find out as parents what is that buddy? What is that thing that can get your son's attention
getting the current a you know, how was Kyrie Irving's handles? Right? They useful now? Right? They're gonna be like what my dad talking about?
Are you ever going to handle what's going on? Right? So those are things that are called Golden bling. So Allah says we're home and still speak to them, Do not disconnect from them turn away from that dispute, but talk to them and trying to find a passage or a way oh lens speech that is barely that penetrates that person's heart.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala that he gives us these rectifications within our communities and unifies our hearts Allahumma lif bina colluvial For us that opinion that Allah rectifies that which is within us. So we come unified as one OMA and we ask Allah subhanaw taala that he gives us the trophy to truly cleanse our hearts in the month of Ramadan from all these ailments, so we can truly work towards the message, we can truly learn from that Rasul Allah has moment that it's about finding the best people for the job, not finding whoever was there and whoever has been doing this work. The key is when you are looking for someone when you're looking to help or to make a different change within
your house, within your family, within your relationships, within your jobs anywhere, whether it is updating your CV or your resume, whether it is updating your anything, we should always learn to look for the best people for the job, even if they happen to be Ronaldson even if they happen to
We ask Allah subhanaw taala gives us Tofik to practice Apollo probably heard that was Dr. Lollywood. I mean, first of fluorophore number four why?
Still our handler salatu salam ala Rasulillah Hobart, in the end, I'm not going to take too much of your time. I'm already over five minutes. But I just wanted to end with a couple of things. Allah subhanaw taala occasionally gives us an opportunity to be part of something new. So during the pandemic, in the last, you know, during the pandemic, I was part of different mosques. And in specific one of the main mosques of Toronto, and I was I had the opportunity to be part of setting up their life streaming system.
By necessity, there was nobody else for the job, they're like seeing the most technical guy figured out. And we figured it out. But now I look back. And I asked Allah subhanaw taala, that he places this in a museum of Havana that every single lecture every single hotbar every single event that takes place, not only in these mosques that masjid, but three or four other massages that I've been able to help, I'm getting pleasure for it. In that process, we were setting up we went to the community. And we told the community that this the purpose is this message of ours has to be not limited to the seven 800 or 1000 people here, this has to go beyond. And you all have an opportunity
to be able to be part of this before Ramadan comes. So there are going to be some basic ticket items, anybody from the community three or four members can come up. And they can either talk to brother Mansoor or brother Shaquille, they can talk to them. And you can tell them look, I would want to be part of that each ticket item, whether it is a camera, or it has a better sound system at the back, and the sounds to broke, whether it says a sound system is going to cost anywhere between 22,000 to $2,500 for each ticket item, and you can pay it over multiple months, you can pay it over 10 months. But again, this is an opportunity where if you are part of it now, if you become part of
it now long before you're gone, then then we get that opportunity. So we won't raise hands but I know I know you guys can hear
so long before you are all gone many, many years down the road as long as the message remains, all the lectures and supervisors that are going to be given all the data we had it's going to the lead, all of that is going to go on your Amazon has an ad for only 20 and this is a very very unique opportunity. You may not get this so for the details I'll talk about it after the Salah inshallah.
In the end we ask Allah subhanaw taala that he gives us the
focus our hearts to be able to be asked Allah
help us meet this. The best moment of our life
connects us to
a connection to which there's never ever a disconnection in our life.
Every single family member of ours that has that is alive.
Allah uses this
for those that has to leave
every single one of us has lost their relatives or loved ones or parents that don't eat too many live for now.