Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
What is your relationship with the mosque like? Do you feel a close connection to it because it is the house of Allah on this earth? This khutbah reminds us of the place of the mosque in a Muslim’s life and the great role they ought to play in it. It discusses why we have to reconnect with the mosque and our collective responsibility to make it the ideal place we all want it to be.
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Laguna Latina. All praise belongs to Allah the Most High we thank him and we seek His help and aid and ask Him to forgive us. And we seek His protection from the evil of ourselves in the sins that we commit. Indeed, whomsoever Allah guides, no one can lead us astray. And whomsoever Allah leaves the strain, one can guide never witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone. And then Mohamed Salah LA to send me the slave and messenger, the best speech is the book of Allah. And the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the words of religious matters are those that are innovative, and every religious innovation is a bid on every
bit as misguidance and every misguidance will be in hellfire. And
there is a
and has to be a strong and a special relationship between the Muslim and the masjid.
And once someone asked the prophets of Allah, Allah you are sending them
or you will be an ally to Allah, what are the places that are most beloved to Allah?
That is an important question because you want to know what Allah loves so that you can love it and that you could be close to it. So he's asking the Prophet which places on the third does Allah love the most, and the prophets will only send and reply hug will be la de la la he massage will be la de la la he has swappa he says the most beloved places on this earth to Allah are the messages. And always hated places on this earth for Allah are the markets.
And you can understand why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is making this contrast between these two places. The Masjid is where the Hereafter is concentrated at the marketplace is where the dounia is concentrated.
And that's the contrast between these two things. And the most it is the place where the brow of Allah descends and people are tended to be close to Allah to purify themselves and to enter heaven. And the opposite of that the market plays a role people get distracted, and they become heedless. And they become enamored with this slide. And they forget about the hereafter. You'll find the angels of a lie in the misdeed and the pawns are in the markets. Now if you're
if you're a vendor and you have to sell that's different.
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he says if you can, don't be the first person into the marketplace or not the last person to exit it, because that is the battleground of the shade fun, and he flies their flag in it. Like in a battlefield, when you fly your flag, what does that mean? You have dominance you have control over it. Especially today. I mean, notice how especially today in modern culture we have created from the malls places that attract all of your desires and all of your senses and encourage you to spend as much time as you can, of course to spend more and more, but to spend most of your time in it.
In contrast to that Allah subhanho wa Taala wants you to congregate and spend more of your time in the houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala not in the marketplace.
And a lot testifies to the character of those who inhabit the masjid and maintain it. In ma Yamato messaggi de la him and I'm Anna Bella. He will yo Mila karma sala de Catalunya Akshay Lola, those who inhabit and maintain the mosques of Allah Allah is justifying Who are these people. They believe in Allah and in the last day and establish the salah as it should be prayed and give charity from the money that they have. And fear none but Allah. So if you are a person who inhabits the masjid, for the sake of Allah, you have a testimony from Allah that this is your character. And if you hope to attain these qualities, you know where to find them in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala and
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You want to find the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You want to find taqwa you want to find Rama, you want to find purity. Where are you going to look? Allah says Fie. butanediol, Allah want to fly in houses that Allah had commanded that you'd be built an honor. And when I was named to be mentioned in them, and you will find in them men for glorifying Allah and mentioning his name in the morning, and in the evening, that is every day frequently without interruption.
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And they do that out of fear, your Hakuna Yama, they were afraid of the Day of Judgment, where the hearts and the eyes are in extreme agitation. Why? Because of what they expect could happen to them.
So anyone who's afraid of what is going to happen on the day of judgment and they want to find security in this life, they will find it in the houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And in this ayah,
Allah explains that there is the maintenance of the houses of Allah is divided into two parts, a moto Moto, E and C. There is a physical maintenance tool.
That is the houses of Allah commanded that would be built and purified and cleaned and honored. This is the physical type of maintenance. When you've got a festival where the name of Allah is mentioned in it, there's a spiritual type of maintenance.
And that special relationship really is built on these two types of maintenance.
And you can be
so attached to the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala when you know that Allah loves it, and when you know of how much you can gain from it, you can reach such a level
that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam talked about. One of the seven who will be shaded on the Day of Judgment is one whose heart is attached to the masjid. what are called boo boo boo Allah can fill Masjid out will mess with his heart is attached to the masjid. But in another rewire His heart is attached in the masjid as if it's a lantern that is hanging from the masjid.
What is that mean? means that his heart belongs to the messages
for the time that he has spent in the extended time that he had spent in it and he knows that Allah loves it. He has grown so attached to it, that even if you take his body out for him to do anything else, he leaves his heart in domestic and he can't wait to come back to it.
He can't wait to be apart from it. He can't handle to be apart from it. And that is a kind of person who has grown so attached to it that on the Day of Judgment, Allah will protect him from that intense heat.
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Magnum was a Latina Sana Illa wanna fill Masjid? He said for the past 30 years whenever the event is called, I was always in the masjid. I
want you to imagine this for the past 30 years, five daily prayers, whatever the event is called, it doesn't find sorry. But I'm always from the tablet in his house, or somewhere else. He's constantly in the masjid when the other one is being called. Another person has said mathematically that VR Oculus
in the iommu method fumi is for the last 40 years I did not miss that be able to be the first year of the salon for the past 40 years. I did not miss it except for one day when my mother passed away.
See, you understand the special and the intense relationship these believers had with domestic Why do they have such a relationship with domestic because they know that Allah loves it. And they also heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speak about it. So let's talk briefly about that spiritual maintenance of the masjid.
Why should we come to the masjid? Why should we care about it? What do we get when we are in it?
The prophets of Allah, Allah will send them said mannahatta in and message et al LA, de la luna who mean agenda tequilla ma. He says whoever comes to the masjid morning and evening, morning and afternoon.
Allah will prepare for him his noozle from Paradise, his house in Paradise and the food that will be offered to him in paradise. Allah will prepare it for him every time he comes to the masjid
because this person has left his house, this person has worked his job. This person may have heard people telling him Why are you wasting your time and go into them instead you could be collecting money, you could be spending it doing something else. But he had heard the call to come to Alan's house. So he came to a law's house.
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He says the most kids are the houses of Allah on this roof. And Allah had made it an obligation on himself to honor the guests of Allah in his house. So when you come into the message, you're the guest of Allah, you've left everything else and you have become a guest of Allah when you enter the masjid. And Allah will honor you. And because you are visiting his house, Allah will build you his house or your house in Paradise, and the food that will be offered in it every time you come to the masjid.
And this is the place where Allah subhanho wa Taala descends
and also the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says Mr. BALCO won't be baiting me Do you think la luna Kitab De La Jolla, una has been a home in lanessa hemos Sakina, Rama Rama
Rama la female. He says when a people gathered in house of the houses of Allah, what are they doing in this house? They are reciting the book of Allah and studying it among themselves.
When this happens, this Akina the tranquility will descend upon them, and Russia will engulf them and the angels will come
and will surround them and Allah will share their praise with the angels.
So all you who is looking for tranquility and Rockman and the company of the angels, you know where you find it, you'll find it in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala
and when you are coming to the masjid, there is great reward in it. And when you pray them out, there is great great reward in it and you cannot gain that reward if you pray outside the mustard.
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Send them the reward of someone who prays in the masjid
is better than when you pray at home or in your marketplace 25 times better. And he says this is because when you make will do and you do it well at home.
So you have to do well with the obligations and the sun and so you have to learn how to make the salute. And then you walk to the masjid and your intention of going to the mesquite is for Allah subhana wa to Allah for the salah and nothing else. It's a pure intention, every step that you will take to the masjid. Allah raise your rank in Paradise and remove a scent of yours. And then when you enter the masjid and you pray and you are waiting for the Salah,
the angels of Allah will continue making dua for you yeah ALLAH forgive him. Allah have mercy on him he Allah Subhana Allah will continue to make to make the art for him until the time of the Sadat comes.
In another Hadith he says feynan ma t salata Madame antihero, Salah, as long as you are waiting for the Salah in the message you are in a saga
you come 10 minutes you come 20 minutes before that you create hate and messaging you sit down and you're waiting for the seller, those 2010 minutes they are continuously making do out for you. And you are in solid or you have not started you're solid but it's counter to you as if you are in solid.
And you will continue to enjoy that you are of the malayaka as long as you fulfill so two conditions madam you the heat will not be free. As long as you have your order with you, you do not invalidate your will do so that's the virtue of keeping mobile as long as you are in the masjid. And that immunity as long as you do not harm another person inside domestic.
We'll talk a little bit more about that inshallah. But if you avoid harming people and the angels of Allah, and you still have your will do you will continue to enjoy that as long as you are in the masjid.
And those who have appreciated that from the prophets of Allah we sent them and that knowledge
that they did not want their message to be close or their houses to be close to the masjid because they wanted their footsteps
to garner them and to get them reward from Allah subhana wa Tada. So for one of those hobbies, an obvious hobbyist saying he says I did not know of anyone who lives further away from the masjid as he did, but he did not miss any solder. So he lived far from the masjid but he did not miss a single Salah. And he was advised Why don't you buy a donkey? At least you can ride it when it's dark or when it's hot. But he replied, No, I want the last panel with data to count my steps when I go to the misfit. And when I come back to my house, and when that reach the Prophet sallallahu wasallam he said, Allah has written for him all of that.
From your house to the masjid and from your Masjid back Allah subhanho wa Taala is writing all of your steps for you.
And here there is a benefit here who may not know about just walking to the masjid is better than writing his meta better than driving as long as that is possible. If you can walk, then walk to the mystery.
And maybe we can use that in Charlotte to solve some of our parking problems.
Because if you can come early if you if there's a distance that you can walk to the message and walk to domestic leave your car behind. If you can arrive early, don't park closest to the mesquite
Park throw this away from the mystery that you can.
Why? Because a you will fulfill that sooner because you'll be able to walk to the masjid so this is one
you will save that spot for those who are coming late. And that is a reward for you too as well. And if you a will solve the congestion problem that we have and most problems have most of us have this problem, then that's a third reward for you.
So try to walk to the masjid as much as you can and also it's good for your health.
So try to walk if you can to the masjid and if the distance between you and the masjid because someone may ask should I live close to the masjid or far away from the masjid says if the distance between you and the master is not an obstacle and you can catch all the solid work in it and stay where you are. But if it is an obstacle then move closer to the masjid.
Now also another benefit that we want to learn. We are in Salah while we are waiting for so now but also when we are heading from our home to domestic we are also in Salah it's counted as if we are also praying
that's why also the prophets of Allah said
themselves. It has something to do with karma
to want to attend shonali Kuma Sakina final Marathi sala de Miami de la sala. Okay Maha. This is when you're coming to the Salah, and you hear the karma, don't rush.
But walk and walk with tranquility, and walk with dignity because you're in Santa. Have you noticed some of us when we hear the economy we hear the tech beer, we run
to get to the masjid, we grind to catch the Raka the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, Do not do that. Because now you're in prayer. As long as you're walking through the center, you are in prayer. So behave as if you are in prayer, with tranquility and dignity. Whatever you catch up though, so that you catch whatever you have to make up you make up but you are in Salah. So love the people who see you recognize that dignity in you. And don't rush and don't rush and don't drive fast.
That is part of the spiritual maintenance of the masjid and the next hope buddy in the light Allah will talk about the physical maintenance of the masjid akula probably had that was the one he would have confessed.
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We are commanded
to build the houses of Allah subhana wa tada and maintain them.
And the prophets, a lot of you send them said, Man, Ben and Elijah, he messed it up in a low level beta and he's
the one who builds for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada a mosque. Allah will build for him a house in paradise. So you build a house for Allah subhanho wa Taala. And sometimes you may put that before your own house
and before your own needs. And as a reward Allah subhanho wa Taala will say that servants of mine had built a house for me, his reward is to build the house for him in general.
And you understand this attachment, you know, and the importance of the message that when the prophets of Allah, Allah you it was sent him he migrated to Medina.
The message it was selected before his own residence before he where he would stay.
The msgid was selected first, and then where he would stay next. And that's how important it was.
The Prophet sallallahu it was send them what he would come from travel, this is a part of the sinner also, when he would come from travel before going to his home, he would go to the masjid pray to like us, and then he would head home. That's also a signal when you're traveling. And if it's possible when you arrive in your town, hometown, you go to the masjid, you pray to rock as then you head to home. That's the relationship that he has a lot to you and you send them with a message and he wanted us to have that. So when you build the house for Allah subhanho wa Taala where people come and they pray and remember Allah, and the Tao of Allah spreads from there alone builds who you are
house in Paradise, even if it's a small Masjid amorous must, it can be like a nest, that a bird builds, even if it's as small and modest like that. A lot of Hannah what Allah will reward you for it. And when the opportunity presents itself, for you to be a part of that, and it becomes a continuous charity, every time a person prays, makes accepts Islam.
Some of that goes to you. That's an opportunity that you have to seek to take advantage of good as long as that missed it is standing, even after your death. Allah subhanho wa Taala is writing rewards for you. And after we build the masjid, we have to maintain it.
And part of that maintenance is that we take care of our appearance and the smell that we bring to the masjid and the attitude also that we bring to the masjid. The messages are built for the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we're the servants of Allah in it and we're the angels of Allah subhanho wa Taala are also in it. And it's not for matters of dunya that's why the prophets A lot of you it will send them wanted to save it from all of that. He said, for instance, in our item radula into Barletta, film, st Taku la de la la feynan massage, the harder it is if you find a person looking for its last animal in the masjid. Did somebody See this? Did somebody See that? Tell
him May Allah not return that thing to you because they're missing
Do not build through this because once you enter the message you've entered a special place a sanctified place
and it has to be different from outside of the message. Either item or audio layer below we have invested Bakula Hello Dr. Phil Howdy. When you see someone selling and buying in the masjid
you have to tell him, me your commerce not be successful. Your endeavor not be successful. Why because the message will not build through this. You can sell and buy outside of domestic but once you enter, this is the place where you want to remember the hereafter. And remember Allah subhanho wa Taala not be distracted about the dunya.
And you want to keep it this way.
Take care also of how you look in how you smell. If someone important, invited you to his home,
and you are his guest
and you value and you respect that person, you will take care of what you say and what you do and how you look and how you smell.
Because you don't want to offend.
You don't want to be disrespectful. So if we respect alive, we honor Allah subhanho wa Taala and we're coming to his house. Should we treat it worse than our own homes or better.
And we have to develop this habit of treating the houses of a lot better than our own homes.
So he said for instance, a lot of us do send them an academic heavy shadow to follow a proper name a student was eating from the street, he's talking about garlic will not come close to our Masjid. So if you smell bad, why you shouldn't even come to the masjid. That's not an excuse for saying no to you take care of that before you come to the masjid final Malaika them in my abdomen hood ends because the angels are hurt by what hurts people.
If they don't like something coming from you, the angels of Allah also don't like it. So we have to take care of that.
We don't have we shouldn't be allowed when we come to the houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we should honor them. We shouldn't disturb people by live recitation, even if we are reciting the Quran of Allah. So see how much we are taking care of the message and the feelings of people who are around us. If we leave dirt in domestic debt is a sin.
If we leave our trash and our garbage and who don't clean up after ourselves, that is a sin. Elisa Hakeem is very happy as fitting in the mist it is anything that is like that worse than that is also a sin and removing it and cleaning it is a good reward.
So let's also take care and maintain our misdeeds Well, not during the mess did not leave it towards them what we found it but better than what we found it.
So, in conclusion,
I want to say that each message of the messages of Allah subhana wa Taala is a collective responsibility who maintains it except I and you.
And it's an opportunity and it's a privilege that Allah subhanho wa Taala had given us the chance to meet in the masjid of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we want to do the two types of maintenance, the physical maintenance and the spiritual maintenance, as far as the physical maintenance is concerned,
spent on the house of resolve loss upon our data and support them and be among the people who make them stronger and who clean them and get involved.
And as far as the spiritual maintenance which is the essential type of maintenance, inhabit the houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala and frequent them and remember Allah in them and bring your families
and in live in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala with his worship.
And the brother talked before the Baba brothers of us who are traveled really far.
And they are seeking your urgent assistance in building their Masjid.
So remember here that every house of Allah subhana wa Taala is your house and every opportunity for you to contribute to a house of Allah subhanho wa Taala is a golden opportunity. There will come a time where you will not be able to give
but if you now have the opportunity to get even a little take advantage of it because before that is taken away from you. And don't delay. Now you have the $5 the $10 now you're alive now now you know you're healthy, you have the opportunity to give later you don't know that will be taken away from you and you will say they will come a time you may be that maybe you will say I wish that I spent for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and on something that will continue to give me a reward even after my death
I wish I had spent on this I wish I had spent on that this is one of those opportunities that Allah is bringing to you. So take advantage of it and support one of the houses of the houses of Allah subhanaw taala and continue to support your local Masjid in every way that you can. This is a house of Allah subhana wa Tada. So love it as Allah subhana wa Taala wants you to love it. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us of those who support and maintain the houses of Allah. Allah make us of those who support and maintain your houses. He Allah make us of those who support and maintain your houses, your lawmakers of those who are involved in the mosque, and help make the mosques a better
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