Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
A khutbah (Muslim sermon) that discusses the importance of reminding ourselves of our own mortality to help us live better and more meaningful lives
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All praise belongs to Allah the Most High, we thank him, and we seek His help and aid and we ask him 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 whomsoever Allah leads astray, no one can guide. And I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone, and that have met some of the law and he will send them this his slave and messenger. Indeed, 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 religious matters are those that are innovated, and every
religious innovation is a bit on every bit dies, misguidance that removes guidance from being hellfire.
As the month of the year draws to a close,
so does the Muslim here.
And as these days passes by, and as the days of the year passes by, they may prompt us as many other posts throughout the year and events around the year, they may prompt us to stop and take inventory of our life.
To have a moment of mahasin
where we examine what we have done of good and what do we have done wrong? and come up with some sort of a balance sheet to know where we stand before Allah subhana wa Taala?
Where do we stand in our life? What have we accomplished and what do we want to accomplish?
any successful person any successful business does that and we individually are no exception.
And this has a fundamental basis in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Listen to Allah when he says, Yeah, you have Latina man who
a Democrat, or you have a man. So this is a call to those who have a man believe in faith in their hearts.
Allah subhana wa tada is calling them because of that a man of their hearts because they will listen. So as much as you will listen to this is an indication of how much a man you have.
shield yourself from the anger of a lion his punishment for the law, and let's eat soul examine what it has done for its future.
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for Indeed Allah is all aware of what you are doing.
Allah says this tells us that it is an obligation on each individual to exactly
And himself or herself and find what they have done for this class of fine what they have done and what they have not done.
It is an obligation on a Muslim and a lot continue saying what after Kunal and do not be like that is a few failed to do this. There's a consequence to it. What are the EU Canadian and US law fair and settlement for so when I go home first of all, do not be like those who had forgotten about Allah and Allah made them forget about themselves.
When we forget about Allah and put him behind our backs,
when we put him bottom at our list of priorities, there's a consequence to it. That is, we will start forgetting about our own selves and what benefits us we will be so consumed with everything else will be consumed with this world, with its glamour with demands with its harsh demands, will be consumed with our own selfishness
with what we need, rather than what others around us need. And not even I hope I wish it would be with like a true need it will be superficial need a fleeting need will be consumed by that and we truly will forget about our own selves about what benefits us
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bring yourself to account before you are brought to an account.
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So he says Do it now
while there is time and space do it now before it is done
was in one full circle coupler on Tuesday and put yourself on the scale before you are put on the scale that is going to happen on the Day of Judgment. Why do you should you do all of this he says Faina who I serve on a conference he Serbia vida and Taha Cebu and kusa, Coolio, it is easier for you
for your judgment, on the day of judgment, to actually start judging yourself today, and prepare for it today.
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And he says, and adorn yourself
for the day of the greatest display. On that day, all of your deeds are going to be on display, none of them will be hidden, you know, all the deeds, all the actions that sometimes embarrassed us. And we try to hide, and we say hamdulillah I got away with it. No one knows about it, it's sincere. On that day, nothing will be hitting, everything will be on display. So he's saying, imagine yourself for a minute, standing before Allah subhana wa Tada.
And everything that you've done is right there on display in our lives die. They're telling you have you done this? Have you done that? He's saying adorn yourself, do what you can so that you can be proud. You can be happy when you're standing before a loss of data rather than ashamed. He has a lie did this and it's a mistake and this one and this one and this one? And what are your good deeds? That's what he says does he know take adornment and take care of yourself now because it's easier
than waiting till the Day of Judgment.
And there is no better way to be able to do this than to remember death.
And the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says it will mean victory had the mean let that remember the spoiler of joys as often as you can.
That is death.
And if he says remember, it's often you might understand from it and you will be right in your understanding that we do not remember it often.
And in fact, we run away from it. And we don't want to think about it. And let's ask ourselves, why is it that we don't think about it, and we don't want to think about it. And it's obsessed upsets us when it's brought up?
It agitates us when it's brought up.
As some of the stuff I've said, I haven't seen a reality that resembles fiction more than death.
Because everybody's going to die yet nobody acts as if they are going to die. So it's like fiction is like it's not going to happen, but it's going to happen to everyone.
Why is it that we run away from it because it spoils the joy as the messengers of Allah Allah says
But it's not all negative. And in fact, it is not negative. Because he says, fine her mother
in law was when he was sat in in lava, no one will remember it, and he or she is going through hardship. But it will bring ease to that person.
And no one will remember it while experiencing ease, except it will bring restrictions upon that person.
Plus, explain that a little bit.
How many people in the face of hardship and agony, despair and start wishing for death?
And how many people in fact take their own lives because of that despair?
Why do you take your own life? Why do people that do that? Or what do they despair in the face of hardship, because they do not see a way out of it. They think it's going to last and last forever.
And that's what that whisper of the shaman is there's no escape from this. But when the mentioned when the remembrance of death comes to this person,
it will bring to them the relief that this thing that you're suffering from can never last and it will come to an end.
And after it comes to an end, and if you are pious you can expect from Allah subhana wa tada the Creator, the best of reception,
the best of homes, the best of states.
Whatever you are suffering from, whatever you are running away from in this life that is causing despair and agony.
It will be remedied on the day of judgment when Allah subhana wa tada is pleased with you.
There is the complete comfort that Allah subhana wa tada will give to us. Imagine he the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says
that tablet Yahoo, and if Nasha Babu, the one who enters Heaven,
his clothes will not be worn out, and his youth will never be spent away.
He or she will be young and will be young forever.
And if young forever means healthy, forever, happy forever. And whatever they possess will never go away.
it does something of his ancestors to our lives.
Because remembering death is not something that is nihilistic. It's not something that is destructive. Even sometimes it's not something that needs to be stressful.
Death to us to Muslims, to those who believe in Allah, to those who believe in a creator is a passageway, if there's something that follows it.
And this that next day depends on what you do here. And now what you're doing today, what are you going to be doing tomorrow?
and remembering it
can change your life drastically, can change your priorities drastically. And ask yourself what type of life Am I living today? And how can death remembering death change it.
When we are not aware of our own mortality and how temporary this life is, we will live in it. As if we're living forever. We will collect in it as if we are collecting forever. We will be envious and competitive. We will be jealous and selfish. We will be very superficial.
Is this the way that a Muslim is supposed to live?
Is this the way that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam later asked you to go back to what you know from his life. Is this the way that he lived? Is this the way that the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam lived?
Is this the type of society that they built? And if not
far off, are we from that type of life?
the messenger that Allah sent to you
who brought you the final message.
He said, consider
being in this world as if you are a stranger or a traveler.
What is the situation? How do they live a stranger or a traveler in a new city.
A stranger or a traveler or in a city know that they have a home.
They don't seek to settle in that city.
They take it.
They pass by it, only to seek enough comfort and fuel so that they can continue on their journey. They never build homes in it.
They never establish long term relationships in it, because their eyes are always on the final destination and the final destination is their home, their hometown, their home country, they know this is not lasting.
And so we in this life, have a destination. This is not our home. We're passing by brothers and sisters.
We're passing by.
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This is how quick it can come. It says if you reach the evening, don't wait for the morning.
And if you reach the morning, don't wait for the evening.
Miss Attica Lee moronic element hierarchically motek take advantage of your health before you're sick, and of your life before you die. Because once you die, you can't do anything. It's done, the book is closed, it's sealed.
And when you're sick, most of what you can do when you're healthy, you won't be able to.
So he says don't expect don't have extended hope.
Because even if you actually reach that evening, reach that morning, there will be one evening and one morning that you will not reach one of them you're not going to reach one of them
is a time where people will say so and so passed away. And it's not someone else's brothers and sisters, it's you.
And it will be fine. It will be absolutely fine. If someone dies if we die, and that will be the end of it.
That would be fine.
But the thing is that you are going to be taken and received by angels of Allah subhanho wa Taala, or the angels of mercy or angels of punishment you do not know and you will be taken and you will stand before Allah and you will be taken to the grave. And you will be questioned in that grave.
About your religion, about your life about who you believe in the law you send them and in Islam and all of that, who did you worship Who was your master? Who was your master?
If you do not, if we do not remember death.
It's hard for a lot of your master. It's hard, even if you believe in Allah not to deny that we, we continue to believe in Allah. But it's hard for a lot to be your master. Because you will be listening to someone else and something else.
You will be like have that hamster in the wheel. And that wheel is life and that life is consumption. There's always something after the other. You're always chasing something, and you will never be satisfied because the law did not create this life to satisfy you. We're always running especially in this world that we live in today that has a popular global culture that is very materialistic.
It's fiercely materialistic. How do you judge each other by how much he earns or she earns by how much they have in the bank by how
how much they possess, how big their house is. We are bombarded by these messages daily, in the morning and in the evening. So it's a very fiercely materialistic world. So if Allah is not your master, something else as your master
fashion is your master jumping from one place to the other and then to the other identity other the latest electronic is your master jumping from one to the other and to the other. That is what grabs your attention. Most of your attention is that this dunia What is your master? The dollar is your master I do denarius
as the messengers of Allah How are you are you send them says the slave of the dino now the slave of $1
this is what we collect for and this is what we live for.
But I asked you, brothers and sisters
is anything in this life
worth you giving your life for?
Anything that belongs to this world and only belongs to this rule is it for that you give your life four or five years of your life or or 10 years of your life for now, we'll give you an example.
There's a rich man and I saw the video, there was a rich man.
And he was building a house, but it's not a house, it's a mansion,
mansion, right? With more rules that you will ever need.
And space, the area of that land more than you will ever need. And he was importing that material from overseas. And that structure, which is like a castle is worth millions and millions of dollars, and it was being built and built and beautified and beautified and so on.
And few weeks or a few months before completion.
Suppose to move in this very fancy structure a few months before completion and fire starts in that castle.
And the fire department was a liquid to try to extinguish the fire because it was so big
and significant portions of it was damaged.
And when they investigated the cause of that fire, they discovered that it was lightning.
now imagine yourself spending five years working day and night, 10 years, 15 years to acquire something like that or smaller than that. And then in a blink of an eye didn't go away.
It can disappear.
And it's done. And it's as if those five years or 10 years or 15 years or all of your life did not matter and did not exist because the fruit of it is gone.
That is a raw deal.
There is a terrible deal.
That you can actually spend all of your life and end up at the end, nothing.
But that's not the deal that Allah Subhana Allah has given you. Because what Allah has left in the lodge that Amina Amina, and Pusan will be under the home agenda. Allah wants something from you. And this world also wants something from you and you decide, you get to decide you are selling yourself, right, your time is yourself, your minutes, the hours, the days, the months, the years, this is yourself, the composite of all of this is yourself. So you're going out every day and selling yourself.
Allah says, Give that to me. And what you'll have will be everlasting will be heaven, nothing can take it away from nothing, cannot burn down. No one can steal it away.
On the other hand, you can sell yourself,
for whatever this world is offering you.
But Allah has told you already, whatever this world is offering you, it will leave you or you will leave it.
Consider everything that you bought, it's gonna get old,
and you're gonna throw it away. And if not, you will die and somebody will inherit it from you. And that's life. And that's the circle of life.
So we need brothers and sisters to remember that
to set our priorities right,
to live a life that is selfless, that selfish, where we can put others before our own needs. When we consider or when we investigate a need, we know what is a superficial need, and what is a profound need. We distinguish between what is lasting and what is not lasting.
And we understand what is important in life and what is not and without that scale in our life without remembering that we are mortal and we're gonna die and it can happen anytime.
Anytime, there's no age for it.
And you know that that there is no age for it.
And it's terrible. And it's difficult to receive news, like the news that we received today.
But we know we have belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala
that whatever happens, happens for a reason. And these reasons sometimes escape our comprehension, our escape our own wisdom, but it happens for a reason. And we only say what pleases Allah subhanho wa Taala. Linda Hema
to Allah belongs with he has given us doesn't belong to us. Each soul each body does not belong to us, belongs to Allah, Allah given and Allah decided to take it
and we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to have
Mercy on that soul and to forgive it.
So we only say what pleases Allah subhanho wa Taala. But that does not prevent us from trying to learn something from it so that we can do better in the future. a photocopy had I was stuck with a lovely wonderful festival.
I mean, even Mubarak and Fie will suddenly will send him another Sunni Mohammed, while he will be He will send them a Jemaine
glean some lessons
from death, and remembering death. And the events that have taken place
is important because this is part of the reminder that Allah subhanaw taala keeps sending to us.
A miracle may attack Kofi Mata Raja una de the water Heiser has come to you, the warning has come to you what is this warning? A lot of you sent him was a warning, telling you what is going to come the Quran is a warning, gray hair is a warning the death of people around you. All of that is a reminder and a warning. So how can we learn from it?
We have at one point in our life to stop and examine on what track we're going and change it if it needs to be changed. And this is difficult to happen if you're alone.
You need people around you, you need a community around you. And you need also to instill these values in the children as much as you can. Whether you have children or you expect inshallah, to be having children, you need to be instilling these values in the children as they are growing up.
And they need to see the example in you.
They need to see that this adult around us is an adult who loves a lot of our data and fears a lot and puts a lot before everything else. Then he lives a life or she lives a life that is selfless. That is in the service of others
lives a meaningful life that is not consumed by the glamour and the glitter of this world.
And we need to put forth for ourselves and others also an example. Put for the example of a Muslim a lot he was he would send them repeatedly and bring up his stories bring up the stories of the companions of the setup and how they've dealt with this life. Because they face the same problems or some of the same problems that all of us are facing. How did they react to this life? And its temptation? How did they react or sort of do under a test.
So they did
their best and we have to learn from that.
And we have also to know that no such training no such rearing of children can happen outside of the message in
the message it cannot be a place only for Duma.
And that's it and place for aid. And that's it.
It has to be a place of refuge of daily refuge of daily raining, learning of daily connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala it has to and if there is no message around your farm, then the community can come together and dedicate a space where they can meet and gather and worship together and learn together.
have also to take responsibility.
And if they are busy,
they have to re examine as much as they can life is difficult, I understand, to re examine their priorities as much as they can. And let us also revive the idea of the extended family.
If you do not have families around you that are your neighbors, the good neighbors could be part of that extended family and network where I'm not only responsible for my own child, my neighbor is also responsible for my own child. This is how it operates in traditional society. I'm responsible for the well being of my neighbor's children. All of us collectively are responsible for what happens in our neighborhood. When you have this connection, it can fill the gaps that sometimes are there because people are busy and they have to earn a living
and most importantly,
As Allah subhanaw taala for him
and keep asking Allah subhanho wa Taala and relying on him more than anything and anyone else
and ask Allah for guidance and ask a lot of fortitude and ask Allah for patience. And as Allah Subhana Allah to keep guiding you whenever you encounter difficulty. I'm having difficulty teaching my children as the last panel talented, consult the people around you and rely upon Allah, I have difficulty to continue to be on that straight path The Temptations are so many are so strong. ask Allah subhana wa tada to give you patience and a lot you will find that allies with you.
Allah what Allah wants from you is to turn to him.
Sincerely turned to him all of you turn to Him and you will find that Allah subhana wa tada is with you.
It fully did you do to jaha remember this, preserved the commands of Allah observe them. And you will find that wherever you're turning allies with you.
Because as you have honored Allah commands, Allah subhana wa Taala will honor you.
But if not, if we dishonorable us commands, I'm afraid that the opposite is going to be true. And we will find difficulty after difficulty and hardship, after hardship. And we will not know we'll be so confused, we will not know how to solve them. So as the last panel with data for guidance, we asked Allah subhanaw taala to give us patience, to give us guidance, and to make us of those who follow a straight path. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to make use of those who remember that often.
Allah make us of those who remember that often and have it influenced their lives to the better. Allah make us of those who help those who are around him, around them. Make us of those who are in the service of those who are around them, while we asked you, to make you Our Master, our true master, Allah do not make this world our master, Allah do not make ourselves our master. While I do not make the dollar our master Allah make
you, our master.
And we ask Allah subhana wa Taala
to have mercy upon those who passed away,
we ask Allah subhanaw taala to cleanse them of any sin
and to multiply their goodies and to make the grave that they will be in
part of the gardens of Paradise not part of the pits of hellfire. And we asked Allah subhana wa tada to give
and the friends in the community patience
and the ability to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala during these times and to go back to him
and the ability for those around them to give them comfort and counsel when and if they need it. And we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to make use of those that when they see these signs, they learn from them and not make us have careless hearts that we see the signs and we continue on our way as if nothing has happened.
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