Ashura A Day of Gratitude and Hope
Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
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When we find our selves
and the day of Ashura,
as the Prophet alayhi salatu salam remembered
Allah's gift to Musa alayhis salam.
And in fact, it's not simply a gift to Musa
and his people.
But it's a gift to every believer who lived ever after, till the Day of Judgment.
Because we exist
as part of this link
that keeps us connected to every other believer and in fact, most importantly to all the prophets of Allah azza wa jal to their sacrifices and to their wins.
To the victory that Allah azza wa jal gave each and every one of them because we today would not be possible our history, our present would not be possible today.
We're not for what happened to Musa alayhis salam and the drowning of Pharaoh.
So we remember that incident
and we fasted because Musa alayhis salam fasted that and Muhammad Ali his salatu salam fasted that following the footsteps of Musa and it says there said in the Hadith, that when he came to Medina, Allah His Salatu was Salam and he found the Jews fasting it and he asked them, Why are you fasting this day? And they said how the yo Munna Aleem, this is a great day.
So I want you to internalize all of this about this particular day, especially if you're fasting it the he's they said, This is a great day. Medulla houfy. Who said, well, our Ella,
on this great day Allah saved Musa and drowned Pharaoh and his followers. For sama who Musa shukran Lila So Musa fasted it in thankfulness and gratitude to Allah azza wa jal. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said we are closer to Musa than you are, so he fasted it and he commanded people to fast it.
Highlight here that Musa alayhis salam who witnessed this great favor from Allah azza wa jal
felt compelled to do something, to thank him for it, and what he did was fasting.
And hear a burdah
A bother is thankfulness to Allah subhanho wa taala.
notice his blessings, one after the other, one greater than the other.
And you really appreciate that Allah gave them to you, without any precedents, without any deal without doing anything to be worthy of them, without any precedent of precedents of good deeds or good behavior or to even buy that Allah gives them to you, one after the other, conceals our sins, multiplies our good deeds protect us, gives us spouses, and children's and homes. And on top of all of that gives us guidance to Islam.
The bounty of knowing him SubhanaHu wa, to Allah is above
any other bounty,
the bounty of being able to read the Quran and discover what is right and what is wrong, to treat our own illnesses, to comfort our own anxieties, to rescue ourselves from depression, from the
lack of certainty of life, to be able to have access to all of this all of these anonymous from Allah azza wa jal and only those who do not have a truly appreciate it. So when you see these numbers one after the other, you will be compelled to do something in return. What do I
do in return
because I must thank him subhanho wa Taala for it.
And that is how rasool Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa early he was salam behaved.
When I showed all the Allahu anha she asked him why do you pray so much at night? While Allah azza wa jal forgave you all of your sins, and He said to Allah He is Salatu was Salam ala Hakuna Densha Cora shall not be a thankful, grateful servant of him Subhana who were to Allah.
That is when he saw it he Salatu was Salam that Allah gave me all of this, and forgive me all of my sins should I spent my nights asleep. Or rather, I feel that I need to thank him and say thank you for this
to appreciate these numbers, so he stands up in Salah, without any compulsion under his Salah to sit down without any fear of sin. It's not Hellfire here that motivates him. But here, Allah azza wa jal gave me and I would be embarrassed and ashamed to be asleep, and not stand up and thank him for what he had given to me. So he does it willingly and lovingly under his Salatu was set up. So here we want to understand that shift in our approach to a burdah especially on a day like this. Can we fast today? If we're fasting in gratitude to Allah azza wa jal?
Yes, there is the great bounty in it of forgiveness of sins.
And we ask Allah azza wa jal to make us of those who are forgiven on this day and similar days.
But it doesn't stop there.
Karma is not fast also to thank Allah azza wa jal for the blessings that I have.
And if in the midst of your journey in this life, you lost sight of these new images, recover your awareness of them. And remember some of the numbers that you have today and say I'm gonna spend the rest of the day by the will of Allah azza wa jal fasting, staying away from what I love to thank him for what he had given me that I love.
Pick a Nemo or two or five or 10 and thank Allah azza wa jal for them, but say I am fasting and I'm praying and I'm making dua, and I'm staying away from the Haram today, and hopefully tomorrow and the day after because I want to thank Allah azza wa jal for these things.
So first, thanking for your own nema.
Second, thank him for the Nima of Musa alayhis salam and the destruction of Pharaoh to understand from that incident that Allah azza wa jal
defends and champions the believers at every time and please, and what happened would Musa and against Pharaoh can repeat today.
That is, whenever the believers stand up,
for Allah sake, and against what he hates, and they sacrifice and they are met with resistance from the pharaohs that we have today. And they think that they are about to lose, and that they have no power to fight them. They all must remember the story of Musa alayhis salam and Pharaoh when Fela Matera ljm and Carlos Hubbell Musa in jnana, mudra Koon, when they fled Egypt to trying to escape their injustice, the injustice of Pharaoh and his soldiers. And when they got glimpses of each other, because the soldiers were not content, Pharaoh is not content to just let them leave. No, he has to subjugate, he has to humiliate, he has to enslave and he has to punish. So when he ran after
them and they got glimpses of each other.
The believers with Musa Ali's Sadam, they said we will be overtaken,
we don't have the power and the means to be able to fend them off and defeat them will definitely be overtaken and be killed or brought back and enslaved and Musa alayhis salam he said no.
Killa in no matter Europe bisa Deen I have Allah with me, Allah is with me and He will guide me and it is this absolute trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala the splits the See, a staff or a stick has no ability to do this. But because Allah commands them do this, and I will open up a path that you would not imagine that it could open. So every one of us who may lose hope at times, if you are in trouble at this moment, anticipating trouble later on, it doesn't really matter. Allah
as Odin had given you, in a sense, a figurative staff like Musa Ali he said, that if you trust Allah azza wa jal enough and you make dua and you do what Allah wants from you, then you strike with your staff that difficulty and it will split and it will open and Allah will create from your path from where you do not see. Well my yet duck Allah Jalla hoomin Emery here you saw if you have Tarkoff, Allah Azzawajal Allah will give you ease in your affairs.
If you're going through any type of trouble at this moment and you thinking it is very difficult, you know what the medicine for that is? Taqwa?
Not disobeying Allah azza wa jal, taqwa because if you have dako of ALLAH SubhanA who were to Allah, The impossible becomes possible.
The path will be illuminated. The enemies that Allah azza wa jal hates will evaporate. There are nothing fun of Allah subhanho wa Taala
nothing is great
in front of him Subhana wa ADAD so if you want something from him Never Lose Hope letter cannot boom and Rahmatullah. never despair of Allah's mercy. So on a day like this, whether if you look at it globally, and you see the world upside down, the people of righteousness are the weakest and the people of wickedness have over strength right is wrong and Wrong is Right. And you might despair of ever changing that situation. If you speak the truth, you will be silenced. And you may think that there is no way out of it. Remember that Allah azza wa jal always has a way out for the believers and that the balance of powers can shift in a minute if Allah azza wa jal decides. So when you look
at Pharaoh to look at the power of Pharaoh look at the drowning of Pharaoh
and when you look at Musa and his followers don't look at the weakness of Musa and his followers look at who is with them.
And then you will know who has power and who doesn't. Then you know who should despair on who should be alarmed
for hallion today Runa Illa Mithila yami Latina Holloman Copley, him who will handle the euro in nema akumina and monitor the rain Allah tells them dude, are they waiting for anything but like the days of those people who perished before them were punished before them. seven he says to His Prophet alayhi salatu salam told them wait I'm waiting for you pulmonology Lavina to manana Jerusalem and I will Latina Amen who Catholic Alina noon Jean GMO meaning then we save our messengers and the believers and so it is written it's must Allah azza wa jal had made it a promise. It is a must and a promise that we will save the believers. So the story of Musa and Pharaoh Alayhis
Salam repeats and every generation repeats with every people and repeats internally with every one of us. So never lose hope
and never despair. And believe that Allah azza wa jal will come to your aid, if you champion him subhanho wa Taala in terms of Allah, Yun circum. If you champion Allah, He will champion you. If you are with Allah, Allah will be with you. But if we are distant, then when we see the humiliation, and the distance and loss.
But let's go back to the idea of gratitude.
of living a life
when we are not trapped by what we do not have by our losses, by our negative emotions, but rather we are looking at everything that Allah has given to us. And we are hopeful that he will continue to bless us SubhanaHu wata Allah, we're hopeful that he will all be always be with us. subhanho wa taala. But this cannot happen only mentally, it needs to happen physically and practically, the more that you engage in the event of Allah subhanho wa taala, the more that you will feel the assurance of faith, we could lecture and we could talk and you could read about it. And that is all beautiful and fine. But not until that you actually start to believe it. And you practice it and you pray and
you fast and you make dua that the theory becomes into practice and you truly see it and you truly believe in it.
So when we say appreciate the netmeds of Allah Zoda you say how am I supposed to do this? And I'm so far away from him. subhanho wa Taala we say Do you
Read the Quran
How can you be close to him Subhana wa to Allah if you do not read his book,
because Allah azza wa jal repeatedly will wake you up so that you would see his name as in them.
Do you have a practice of saying Alhamdulillah
for everything that happens
Alhamdulillah Hilah the banana Muttahida Tim masala had Alhamdulillah Allah Cooley had. That's the habit of Rasul Allah Alayhi Salatu was Salam, if he sees something that he likes, and Hamdulillah he led the binaire Mata to masala something that he is not happy with Alhamdulillah he adequately had Alhamdulillah for whatever happens, do you have a practice of saying Alhamdulillah no matter what, or once things start going wrong, you start insulting and cussing and being angry,
damning this and damning that rather than saying and Hamdulillah that this has happened seeing the Hand of Allah, behind everything that is that is happening. If your car doesn't start, Allah is behind it.
You don't need to be angry, fix it. But there's a message from Allah azza wa jal behind that. If there is trouble at home, be grateful and say Alhamdulillah and then fix it. But that is something that's a message from Allah azza wa jal that something is missing something is not right. If you get sick
and hamdulillah for that as well because the the sin that it takes away is more than the pain that it brings to you. Everything that happens to you deserves Alhamdulillah from the time that you wake up.
And Hamdu lillahi Livia Jana Adama Amata and I want you to you know, shoot Al Hamdulillah he led the the Allah Yahoo Athan, if he just said he will leave you Vickery. When you first wake up, what do you say
Alhamdulillah that Allah brought my soul back to me, made my body healthy and allowed me to remember him.
That hamdulillah who brought my soul back after he took it away, and we all shall return to Him and be resurrected.
And if you begin your day with Alhamdulillah and everything that you eat and drink is followed with Alhamdulillah the beginning of your work, the end of your work, the ending of every task, and by what the time that you go to bed you also say Alhamdulillah for all these numbers, then you will start seeing the blessings of Allah Allah zoton And then you will start to make dua, you will start to thank Allah for the things that he had given to you. You will start asking Allah for the things that you don't have and you want from him. subhanho wa Taala doors will open that we couldn't see. And then you could be truly thankful.
So let us be more grateful to Allah subhanahu wata Allah let's switch our iba from an obligation or a burden into a gratitude to him Subhana who were to Allah for all the good that he has given and will give remember his numbers and thank them and they will stay and they will be multiplied. This will Allah and Nicola Muna shake it in this Allah and Hakuna Milan was the feeling when slo mo Nocona Milan moussaka Bellina in the horrible al Amin AFOLU holy ha That was the hero la Hollywood icon Vista hero.
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As we said that the day of Ashura is a day of hope, and a day of gratitude to Allah subhanho wa taala, we must emphasize
that it's also not a day of mourning, and it's not the day of sadness, and it's not a day of vengeance.
It's not a day when we remember the killing of it, Hussein, or the Allahu Allah.
And that is because, first of all, and of course, asserting, before all of that, that the killing of Al Hussein, the grandchild of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam was a great tragedy, stain, a mistake, a great injustice. But he by that oral the Allahu Anhu deserved shahada, he attained martyrdom because of it. So on the one hand, it saddens you but on the other hand, you understand that we had what he had went through, elevated him and ranks with him so with Allah subhanho wa taala.
So that stated, it is not an opportunity to revive that incident because
As the main incident on that day is what the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam had pointed to which is the saving of Musa and the destruction of Pharaoh.
Second of all,
we are not aware in Islam, or in any other Sharia that Allah azza wa jal had revealed, that when somebody dies righteous, that his memory is to be generated every single day in sadness and in agony,
imitating the injuries that had happened to him. Were away in the Quran that Allah azza wa jal states that there were prophets that were killed for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, right.
Prophets were killed in the Quran, Allah states for Allah sake. And then when you ask yourself and this is a rational argument, who is better in the sight of Allah Allah azza wa jal as virtuous as Al Hussain is with Allah azza wa jal? Is he better or a prophet of Allah?
And the answer should be if we have aqidah. And that's why Akita is really important. The answer is a prophet of Allah is definitely better. But does Allah azza wa jal command the commemoration of their martyrdom of their death? Every single day or every single year?
We don't find that not in Judaism, not in Christianity, and not in Islam.
So if that's the case, why are we commemorating the death and the killing anybody else?
Why are we not commemorating the killing of Earth man rather you Lauren? This to understand?
Both man again, al Qaeda is better, who's better?
Right. But even if you don't believe that Earth man is better than if you're saying if you belong to the other side.
But if you do not commemorate the killing of Earth, man, and before him,
and after him, Ali, all the Allahu Anhu and all of them were killed. And who is better ally ord Hussein.
So if we do not observe the killing of Allah Ural, the Allahu Anhu why are we observing the killing of it has seen, especially in ways and in manners, that conflict with the Sharia of Islam, how is hurting yourself and bloodying your body serving any cause? Again, rationally think about it. How is this serving any cause? Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa He was said to me, he said, Lisa mininum and lots of people who do that worship culture you but whether it be that our Jaya Helia he says he's not one of us, the one who strikes the face, and tears the clothes and whales in Christ over the debt, meaning your own relative, it is how long for you to do this, because this is all our acts of
Jamelia. So when you see people trying to commemorate or get closer to an Hussein or the Allahu Anhu. Through these acts, you understand that these acts are not from Islam, they will import it from outside inserted in and somebody told them this is Islam. Rationally again, think about it.
How does this serve your cause? How does this champion and Hussein How does it avenge his death? And what happened to him? Furthermore,
when you revive an incident like this, what is the goal of it?
When we're talking about Musa and Pharaoh, it's clear the sides are clear Eman and Cofer.
When you're bringing in an incident like this, who is the target?
Because I assume that you will GEMA there is no one among them who approves the killing of Al Hussein, or was on the side of the killers of those who killed Al Hussein.
And they consider them to be guilty and criminals for that act. And they say the Allah's Rahim and blessings upon Al Hussein and they consider them to be as the Hadith states say there should be a whole agenda of the best of the youth in Jannah.
So if that's the case, when you rise in anger, and you say that you will avenge the killers of an Husayn who are the killers of Al Hussein today,
by the way, all those who participated in the killing of Al Hussein are all the Allahu Anhu all of them were killed.
So who's left of that? Where is this angle to direct it towards and it's only created friction friction and animosity between Muslims and that's not something that we need
none of the people that you will see today is a killer would have seen none of the people that you see today support CS Eid in what you see it has done.
Right? Again, so who is this this directed to? And by the way also,
when Hussein Radi Allahu Anhu rose, and he went all the way to Iraq to El Kufa.
He did not
see two people. I had a divine mandate for Imam.
Like I am marching under Allah's command because I am the Imam, the rightful Imam. And I'm the one who's supposed to be the leader. He did not say that to them. While he told me how do you know that I'm going to dispute their claim? They say look to Al Hassan.
Al Hassan, did he believe that he was divinely mandated Imam? If you say yes, then why did he hand that to Malawi? Or the Allahu Anhu? Mm hmm. I mean, if he was appointed by Allah azza wa jal understand that would be a divine mission, like a prophet who would have a divine mission, will the Prophet have leniency or the flexibility to say, I no longer want to do this? Can he quit?
No, it's divinely mandated, you have to go through it till the end and follow Allah's command. So if you're an Imam, that is your title, and that is your mission, and that is your job, you die until you fulfill it. So if Al Hasan or the Allahu Anhu believed that he was a divine Imam,
how could he hand this to MA We are the Allahu Anhu and said you are the leader and I'm a follower of yours now.
There is no divine mind date, there is no Imam.
And so I'll his or her saying that the Allahu Anhu did not go there. Yes, he felt that he would be a better leader, but he did not go there religiously. Feeling that I am the Imam and everybody else is it legitimate. So why turn such a political
conflict into a religious one, that you want to extend all the way till today and divide people into two categories. If you are not with us, you're with the A z.
And that is very problematic.
So we ask that on such a day, that we actually retrieve the original meaning of that day, don't be lost into whatever innovative practice was added later on. And rationally think, if we cannot with other sects if we cannot agree on the Sunnah.
We can argue through the Quran. If not even that if the interpretation is different, at least rationally, we can say this makes sense and this does not make sense.
So revive the original meaning of Ashura. Don't let it be about marching and crying and wailing, but rather let it be about the Prophet alayhi. Salatu was Salam and what he did and how he lived it and how he experienced it. And for the rest of the day, when you're fasting, engage in acts of a birder in thankfulness to him subhanahu wa taala. So fast, they could have Allah Zodac dua on a day such as this is accepted.
And Sudan Suriname upon the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam, do as much of it as you can sadaqa for the masjid and elsewhere, and repentance to Allah subhanahu wa taala and let all of these occasions be every moment, every day of repentance. So you will see today the law as Oh God, I want to repent and I want to be better. And the next Friday you do that and the next Friday you do this and every other Islamic occasion it's an opportunity for this. So ask him subhanho wa Taala Bill Alameen or hamara Herminia Allah forgive us our sins on this day you Allah accept our fasting from us yeah Allah accept our fasting from us your Allah accept or fasting from us? Yeah Allah cleanse our
fasting from all things that will spoil it. Allah accept our fasting promise a cleanse it from everything that will spoil it the audible al Amin, forgive us the sins of the past to hamara Jaime, grant us a sincere repentance to make us better Muslims in the upcoming year your hammer Rahimi was horrible I mean to make us grateful servants of Yours to make us of those who observe and notice your near miss and thank you for them your hamara Jaime, your Allah bless the netmeds that you have given to us and multiply them your hammer Rahimi ya Allah make us of the people of gender not of the people of hellfire makers of the people of EMA not of the people of Kufa and hypocrisy make us of
the people of obedience not of the people of sin Dr. hamre Jaime your Allah make us of those who are good to their parents good to their spouses good to their children's good to their neighbors and good to the home of Muhammad Ali is Salatu was set out and to the rest of humanity make us era but Al Amin of those who call on you and you answer them your hamara Jaime, make us of those whom who love you and you love them back era but Isla Nene make us of those who are closest to you a prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam on the Day of Judgment. Forgive us all of our sins, the internal ones and the external ones. The ones that we remember and the ones that we forgot about the major ones and
the minor ones make us Yelapa Alameen better Muslims today that we were that we were yesterday and better Muslims too.
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