Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
Khutbah (Muslim speech) on reassessing our worldly competitions and developing a grand project for our lives.
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Mohammed and sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or Chateau de to Hakuna Matata Hakuna Matata Hakuna gonadotrophin now All praise belongs to Allah the Most High we have thank him and we seek His help and aid and we ask that he forgives us and we seek His refuge from the evil of ourselves and the sins that we commit. Indeed, whomsoever Allah guides, no one can lead us astray. And homes are largely destroyed. No one can guide and a bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone, that Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his slave and messenger. The best of speech is the book of Allah. And the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam. And the worst of matters are the innovative ones. And every religious innovation is a bit and every bidder is misguidance. Every misguidance will be in hellfire.
Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses humans in sought after in Chicago.
And he says he or you had a concern in a different era. Vika Caterham familia de
Allah subhanho wa Taala, describing the reality of this life and its conclusion
it says oh human
and addressed all of humanity. You go and you are going through this process that is called CAD.
And CAD has to strive and labor. You're going to strive and you are laboring in this life. But whatever you're laboring is whatever you are striving for whether it's good or evil, approved by Allah or disapproved, you are going towards a law you are heading towards a law you are rushing towards him carry on.
So even if you are not consciously working towards a law, you're actually life is taking you to Allah subhanho wa Taala and you are going to meet him
and storytelling chicot outlines really what happens when you meet Allah subhanho wa Taala you are either going to receive the book of your good deeds with your right hand and you will go back to your family happy or you will receive it from behind your back and the reason why anyone is going to receive his book of deeds from behind his back. A lot tells us in the hoven la
he believed that he's not going to come back to Allah subhana wa Tada.
So the ultimate end of this life, whether we are aware of it or not, it's taken us to Allah, as it says also in the same surah
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About, you're going to experience different states of your lives. You start in the womb of your mother.
She gives birth to you You're an infant, then a child you can call then you can walk then you are an adult, adolescent before that, then you reach old age, you live in one city and then another one, you take one job and then another one, state after state after state and each one of those are taking you closer one step closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. You are racing
But instead, most of us instead of noticing the ultimate end, Allah subhanho wa Taala. As he says, in sort of the the castle, how can we the castle, you'd be being distracted by a castle, competition between each other, and competition about this life, who has more and who has less, who's better and who is worse, who's ahead and who's behind. And that's the distracting part of this life.
What I want to focus on in this hope is not that aspect of tech castle, but we'll ignore the other aspect of the castle competition for the hereafter. COVID two types of competition
will seem shallow with a difference between them is but there are two types of competition for the slide and there's one for the hereafter.
And to give us an example of this type of competition,
remember the Hadeeth
reported by Omar and Omar is talking about himself. Right? And Omar says, A marinara sauce ally sallallahu alayhi wa sallam this other guy says the Prophet sallallahu Sallam commanded us asked us to give charity for solidarity during the matter. So it happened that I had money at that time.
So called to do mess before the hurricane in Sabah uyama it says today I will outdo Abu bank. If I ever do it, that's if it's ever gonna happen. Any day, today is the day. So even before we can play this, how do you know that there is something happening here? That is Omar is observing someone, right? He's observing, observing what Abu Bakr is doing. And he's competing with Abu Bakr and he says I'm trying to outdo him.
So if it's going to happen, and by implication, he tried it before and it didn't work. And it tried again and it didn't work. So it says if it's ever going to happen today is the day there's determination. There's the assets. There's the command of the Prophet and there's the will. That's what Omar is saying.
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of the Prophet as somebody would send them. What did you leave behind period family call me slow. He says the same amount
be koulamallah. So Rebecca came with all of his money for Rasulullah mela. Dr. Alex the Prophet asked him, What did you leave for your family? Is that Dr. llama la Sula. I blood to them, Allah and His messenger.
So he said of the law and Omar is staying for too long sabitha LLC in Nevada. He says I will not compete with you ever again. At that moment, Omar will de la unrealized that he cannot win when it comes to obergefell the amount that he always be ahead.
And the best person in this room after the prophets Allah hollywell He will send them who is a worker had this as an attitude.
Right had this as a way of life he walked when he waked up he woke up with it. When he slept, he slept with it.
The other Hadeeth if you remember it, you will find that inside Muslim with the Prophet sallallahu He will send them as a group of companions. They are not named but we know that Abu Bakr was in their midst because he's answering back. Karla Manasa having Coolio masala says Who among you today woke up fasting on a worker Anna said I did
it says from an item in Coolio memory. This is who visited a sick person today on a worker Anna says I did have a worker said
to him are meant to be I mean Komiyama janessa who attended a funeral today. So when I did all of hamanaka I mean Coolio Myskina so like I said, so the Prophet said Who among you fed a poor person today and we were upset. I did also love Mitch Timothy activity in in the Hello Jenna. There now won't be all included under one person for one person, but he will be in paradise. So now
in a single day, you may have heard this before. But imagine a single day, imagine yourself waking up one day, and doing all of these things.
That's an attitude. That's a determination. This is an A man, that I want to seize upon every opportunity that I have to do good. Whether it's major, or minor, it doesn't matter because it's a gift from Allah Subhana. Allah. And it might be that it is this particular thing that you're going to do, and it looks down upon you right? When you're doing it. And I said, I forgave him, you may not pay attention to it, it may not matter to you, but I will say I forgive him because of,
or it could be this particular small thing, that on the Day of Judgment, when you stand before Allah, right now.
You're not going to move your feet are not going to be allowed to move from before you're standing in front of Allah subhanaw taala until he asked you about five things, and only female about his life. Where did he spend it? What did he do with it? One shabby female blah? What did he do with his youth? The time of his power, the time of his determination and vitality? What did he do with it? Well, I met him in a inaccessible femur and forgot, and his wealth, his money. Where did you get it from? And where did you spend it? How did how did it come in? Where did it go out?
I meet a female him. What did he do about what he knows? Right about the halal and haram about the commands of Allah about the rights of Allah about the rights of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So during that time, it could be that particularly small thing that could save. And that is the attitude that we want to have this competition.
And that type of competition brothers and sisters is different from worldly competition. worldly competition breeds what jealousy and friction and breaks relationships. Why because we are competing for limited resources, and positions. Not everyone is going to be the manager, not everyone is going to get that job, not everyone is going to get that house and be rich, impossible, very limited. So my success is your failure.
And conversely, your success is my failure.
Right? When it comes for competition for the Hereafter, it's the opposite of that, because the mercy of Allah encompasses and allows everyone to succeed, your success is my success. Your failure is my failure because I lose the example. I flew, I lose the person who could push me forward. Right? So your failure actually is my failure and is my weakness. So the more that you do, the more that I will try to do, the more that I will try to do the more that you should try to do and so all of us, both of us are on a journey to Allah subhanho wa Taala and it's to my advantage and to yours that both of us succeed, and we're not competing over anything that is limited. All of us can be in a
good dose of Allah if Allah wants it.
That is the attitude even small things and I'll give you another Hadith for this first hook back before I concluded also coming from a rulebook while the allow
for an answer also coming from a couple of the linemen, there was a person called another he's a hobby. And another person in Medina owed him sacks of dates, but he did not give it to him.
So after repeatedly asking, he went to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Prophet sent with him a backup to retrieve it, to intercede and retrieve it.
And so, Omar was narrating the son of Homer is done was narrating this and reporting it.
For Kula mamora na comienza Marlena where they're on their way whenever we passed by a group of people they give Salaam to us. They give Salaam to us, they start and they give us a noun.
That the owner can be salami fire cool.
Don't you see that they proceed with a Sadam so that they have the reward. So Omar says explaining it says if the home Mr. D'Amico indicated it says you start with Salaam you proceed with set up so that you would have that reward.
And this is the this is the mentality. This is the attitude of a worker we allow and seize the opportunity. Don't wait for people to give you this alarm. You give this alarm to them because you have the advantage. The reward of reminding them of who Allah subhana wa Taala is the advantage and the reward of them coming back and saying why they consider me the cause of it. And because you're the cause of it, you will have the hassle now. They will too but your husband or more
So in another incident when the when Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu is riding with Omar. He's the first person to say a cinematic Mr. Malik Muslim orange, every person. And this might seem so insignificant. He's the one who freed the slaves. He's the one who advises the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he is the one who reads the Koran and cries at night. He's the one who does all those great things, but he will not even sacrifice one Salah.
So at the end of the journey, he turns to Omar and he says,
Do busia that's in kathira. We have great advantage today over the rest. Because we set it first.
And even Omar who narrated this decided the first howdy learned from us. So they say about Tim McCann hadn't yet the Oklahoma says no, but no one would be able to proceed as normal with a seller. He always would be the first to say it may seem small. But for the believer for the woman who wants the pleasure of Allah Subhana Allah and who's afraid of his anger, it is very significant and heavy on the scale. otoko Licata was tasked with aligning.
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emery dunia fan official, he says that anybody is competing with you in this dunya compete with him in the era. If he has or she has more than you in this dunya Don't let them pull you into the lower realm which is the junior let meaning of the lower realm but actually compete with them in the hereafter compete for a better house in the hereafter compete for proximity to Allah subhanho wa Taala in the hereafter.
And let us try
to develop each one of us a project we can call it a life project, or a series of projects, your life projects. But if you imagine yourself, when you have reached an old age, hours before your death, if that is possible for you to imagine that moment. If you look back at your life, what would you want to say? Alhamdulillah I was able to achieve this thing. I was able to do that thing. What is this thing and that thing that you want to look back and say Alhamdulillah Allah has enabled me to do this. What is this intention?
So think big. In Allah, Almighty Allah, Allah loves the noble and Bhakti matters when it comes to love and hate, what is base, anything that is based anything that is lowly, Allah hates, but most of what is noble.
And we can try to put excuses. Well, I won't be able to do this, I won't be able to do that.
Why not have an intention of memorizing the entire Quran Who am I to memorize the entire colonic hardly memorize few sutras. But the most important thing is the intention.
This is the beginning of it. It's the intent Do you have the intention?
Mensa Allah Hammond azido Shahada below he have a mentality Russia has the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, the one who wishes as a lot to be a shahidi.
Allah will give him that given that station if he even if he dies on his bed. As long as what is sincere, he's determined it's really true inside. So what is it that you want to do?
Look at your station in life. Look at the talents that Allah has given you look at the needs of the people around you. Look at the smallest and the biggest good, both of them the small and the big good that you can perform and season. Don't say it's for someone else no season. That could be the thing that could save you season.
Sometimes could be smiling in your brother's face in your sister's face. That
means do not look down at any good. Who said that?
The one who Allah sent as your messenger to tell you what is good and what is bad to tell you what to what to do and what not to do. He's the one who told you to look down at any good deed. So even sometimes if you smile in a brother's face, I want to tell him very quickly. It's a story that doesn't even come from a Muslim very quickly. I'll tell him
To buy, it says, Hey, I went into a restaurant, somebody I didn't see for a very, very long time. Instead of, you know, passing him, and when going into and then just, you know, being busy with what I want to do and sitting and eating, it says, I just decided to stop for a few seconds and say, How are you doing, how's your family, etc, etc. I spent only a few minutes with them. And then I went back and meaning to my business. After a few days, a few weeks even I see him again. And he said, the fact that you said hi to me and asked me about my family saved me that day, do you know what I was planning to do? I was planning on killing myself. I was planning it, how and where to kill
myself. And then you came and then there was a ray of sunshine. And I decided not to
if you do something like this, you may never know its impact on somebody else. You may never know what it is with Allah subhanho wa Taala. But it could be very significant. So what is your life project, have an intention of memorizing the Quran, why not? This could be a personal effort. or this could be a neighborhood effort. Those could be a mosque effort. Imagine if you could collect the people or some people in the masjid and every one of them has an intention of memorizing the Quran because of you. Imagine,
see what your neighborhood needs Muslims or non Muslims fulfill that need.
focused on the needs of your family. Focus on the need of your whatever whatever it is, whatever your community you're part of. There are poor people give them money you cannot make do out to them. But search and keep searching for all the good that you can do. And ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help. And I remind you last week, two things important about this. First of all, make your intention always pure, because it is easy for us to start competing, taking the hereafter the instruments that you're after, to make them for this dunya you're going to memorize for us so that people admire me, that's not for the rafter anymore, compete for the hereafter. And second of all, make sure that the
effort is according to the center of your messenger sallallahu wasallam not all effort is good. So as a consultant, contemplate, pray on it and the effort is good proceed by the blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala I know that the chiffon will try to stop you and stand in your way. Persevere, be patient, be gradual.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala by his will will give you success, never despair, be patient,
but have a life project and decide for yourself. This is my life project. This is what I want to do. This is what I will dedicate my resources my life to it, not neglecting everything else. But this is something that I do want to accomplish that for the sake of Allah, feeding the hungry or facilitating that if you can, whatever is possible. So we ask Allah subhana wa tada the most time, the Most Merciful, the makers of the people of Paradise are all we asked you to make us all in
order to make we ask you to make us all in the highest ranks of Paradise, while we make us all of the inhabitants of the highest ranks of paradise. But Allah protect us all from Hellfire, while law protect us all our families and the rest of the Muslims from hellfire. Allah forgive all of our sins and the rest of the Muslims. Allah forgive us all of our sins and the rest of the Muslims. Allah forgive us all of our sins and the rest of the Muslims. Oh Allah we asked you that you give Muslims victory against their enemies. While we asked you that you give Muslims victory against their enemies. While we asked you that you forgive Muslims victory against their enemies. Allah protect
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