Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
The significance and virtues of the day of Arafah and Eid al-Adha in Islam. It includes discussion of their deeper meanings and how we are to approach them
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all praise and thanks 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 home sobre la leads astray no one can guide never witnessed there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone. And that Muhammad 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 words of religious matters are those that are innovated and every religious innovation is a bit odd.
Everybody dies misguidance and every misguidance will be in Hellfire
We begin by praising Allah hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen
who had gifted us with the 10 days of the hedger
what allowed us to live through them to encounter and witnessed them and to have the opportunity to earn rewards in them. And these are the 10 days that we are living through now.
And if we do not No, these are the best days of the year.
This is what the prophet what sort of lies a lot he was seldom said mermin am in Albemarle in de la.
When I have VEDA he Lama Louis nemenhah, he
says there are no days that are greater in the sight of Allah than these days.
And there are no days or action is more beloved to Allah than in these days.
Meaning Allah subhana wa Taala had blessed these days so much and loved them so much. That whatever you do in these days would be better than what you do outside of them, even if that other action is better than what you're doing in these days.
This is the blessing of the time for the leader to love.
The Lord blesses specific times and specific places for multiplying deeds for Baraka and these are the days
on a factory routine now the Prophet continued minitec ability what led what that mean? So when you encounter them, you have to encounter them with some type of action you have to react to them. So say in them frequently. Allahu Akbar bajo la ilaha illa Allah and and hamdulillah meaning engage in remembering Allah subhana wa tada in those days. This is one of the best things
things to do in them among other things.
And Chief among those days most important among those days, so towards the end, like in later to Kaduna state towards the end of Ramadan. So in these days so towards the end is the day of arafah, the day that we are in today, and Yamuna anumana the database, the best of the 10 is the developer and the DV
and why is the day of arafah special?
If we had not encountered or listened to this Hadith, I would ask us to listen to it carefully.
Once upon a time, a Jewish man comes to the Kailash then
Allah May Allah be pleased with him.
And he said, Yeah ameerul momineen this there is a
if it was given to us the Jewish population,
we would have taken the day where it was given to us as a celebration.
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So he asked him, What AI are you talking about? He said, The AI in the Quran that says a legal document to the convener come, today I have completed perfected this religion for you was meant to Allah equanimity and completed my favor upon you will lead to the common Islam, Medina, and I was content with Islam as a religion for you.
So he said, Oh, Bob replied, he says in Neela, Alamo and McKenna letters and a T shirt I know when and where it was revealed. Netherlands also lies a Lalalalala he was an AMA call him on behalf of the human drama.
It was revealed and the messengers allow audio cinemas standing on the day of arafah on a Friday.
So when the prophet SAW you Ceylon performed hedge his offer and his Friday coincided like today. And that makes it extra special. We'll see how inshallah later on but that makes it extra special.
So I want us to stop and analyze this for a minute. Here is a man who's not a Muslim, has no background about this ayah or that belongs to another faith community. And he's reading the Quran on his own. And he spots this verse. And he says, among all of them, if this was given to us, we would celebrate that day it means that they don't have it.
And why was it so special?
What does it mean for a lot to perfect this religion for us? It means that this religion responds to human needs to human life
perfectly in perfect balance, without putting putting too much burden on humanity responding to them, individually, and communally responding to them in spirit and embody, without need for adjustment.
Without need for alterations. And this was not given to any other nation before any other nation when they received the message of Allied was followed by another prophet would come with further instructions and further adjustments. Take this away, add this to it, adjust this here, adjust that there. So it can continue right to perform well according to human life and human need. But Allah had said I perfected this.
It's the moderate the middle path,
responding to everything that we want without any need for any outside input. And because it was missing, he said if this was given to us, we would celebrate that day. And I'm not bad or they allow on who he said NASA to me he didn't mean arafa Tajima, he said it was revealed this ayah in today's rate, the day of Joomla and the DevOps and both of them are these very Trump's.
Why was it revealed on the day Vodafone?
Allah knows best.
But the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in explaining the eye of Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says that he had extracted the progeny of Adam and taught to them this is before he created them.
buka mean Danny Adam in the hood him through Adam, he taught to them
and he said LS to become a miner to your Lord. He spoke to all of us even if we do not remember it. He spoke to all of us all of humanity. It might not your Lord called you Bella Shaheed now they said indeed you are your mod we testify to us. In the Hadith, the messenger sallallahu Sallam said this happened alongside Dr. Arthur on the plains of Africa.
That is where Allah subhana wa Taala took the covenant of humanity, to worship Him, to recognize him as one and to listen to
To Him and to love him more than anything else. This is where they first encountered Allah subhanaw taala This is where first we encountered Allah.
So when Allah subhana wa Dallas's was in Venus, even Hodge called people to come to hedge, they're coming back to that first spot
where they encountered Allah Subhana Allah and Allah spoke to them. They're saying, replying Allah, we are Replying to Your call, we're coming live de Kalam and they were replying to your call. And in that on that same plane of autofac, what Allah spoke them and spoke to them and gave them the covenant of tawheed he sends to them the final proclamation, the covenant of Islam, this is what I want you to do on this earth. This is my religion, if you worship me, if you believe in me, this is the religion that I sent to you from now, till the Day of gentlemen needs no alteration need no needs no modification, if you truly hold on to it, then you will be successful in this life and in
This arafa is so special,
that Allah subhana wa tada looks at what people are doing, especially in the plains of Africa.
And he's so happy with it that he boasts about it. Front of the angels mentions it in front of the angels proud of what the people are doing.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said in a lot how you bet he made a movie out of it. Omarosa Yahoo in Louisa Abadi, Tony shorts and Oprah
through either a baddie a Tony show.
He says a lot those right.
Front of the angels to the angels about the people of arafah on the in the afternoon, vada he says look at my slaves. Look at my slaves. Look at what they're doing. They came to me Sure
unkempt hair, and combed hair. Well, Oprah, I filled with dust. They are rough looking.
But they've left all of what all their comfort behind. They traveled so many miles to come to here. They left their money behind and loved one behinds. They left comfort behind. And why did they come here?
They came here to ask of me, they came here to beseech me. They came here to request for me. And although it was difficult, and it had difficulty in it, and it had more difficulty in the past than today, but it still possesses difficulty. Although in the face of all of these difficulties, they still came. And even if it left scars on them, physically, emotionally, whatever it is, even if they had to sacrifice the sacrifice, and they came and they're standing here and they're asking me to look at these people.
And that is the lesson or one of the lessons of Hajj that is in the face of difficulty on the path to Allah Subhana Allah loves to see sacrifice. Allah is the one who I put that difficulty there. It's not insurmountable. It's not that you cannot overcome it you can, but it needs some resolve. It needs some patience, and a lot wants to see this. A lot wants to see you strive for his sake.
And he boasts about it in front of the angel he becomes so in love with it.
That Allah Subhana Allah frees people from Hellfire on that day, more than any other day Mammon Yeoman in the Hadith says Mammon, Yeoman axotomy tip them in another mini amiata there is no day, no day what Allah will be freeing more slaves from Hellfire than on the day of Allah.
That's what the Hadith says. And the scholar says, this happens over there, and everywhere else where people are turning to Allah. Right, whether you are performing hajj, or whether you are staying behind, but you're asking Allah subhana wa Taala there is no more day where the opportunity is open for you to be free from Hellfire than on this day.
We're in the hula yet so beautiful. We know they hadn't had it continues and he comes close to them.
I not for everybody that he comes close to them.
We are totally mad at him or the hula. And he says to His angels, what do they want? proud of them? Like loving what they're doing? What do they want? Meaning that whatever they want, they're going to be getting in trouble.
Right? That is what Allah Subhana Allah loves. The best worship on the day of arafah is to be over there.
But Allah subhana wa tada forumers mercy, generosity, right, and compassion with us. He didn't let us you know just you know, observe. Stay back and observe
What they're doing know he asked us to participate and if you participate, you are taking the blessing of that day. So what can you do?
One of the most important things that you can do is passed on this day. If Allah Subhana Allah has blessed you with fasting on this day listen to this howdy India festival so so yummy out of India possible a new Cafiero senator, Madea was senator Lottie Talia
says the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says that the first thing of the day of alpha will forgive the sins of the past here and the sins of the coming year for fasting one day. You see how Allah subhanaw taala is generous with us for fasting one day, two years, the sins of two years could be wiped clean.
So remember this as you're continuing with your fast Why are you doing this? You're doing this because you're connecting with the hotjar. With the pilgrims over there, you're connecting with the first covenant with Allah subhanho wa Taala that he had given to us you're connected with the establishment of the religion of Islam that we have taken upon, as, you know, emissaries as messengers to deliver it to humanity. You're taking this art and you connecting yourself in it. So rededicate yourself to these meanings.
And ask Allah subhana wa tada especially on this day because this is a special day for you to ask Allah Subhana Allah, why is this a special day again, back to the Hadith.
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the best of do is the Java developer.
I mean by the end the best that I and the messengers before me have said is
La ilaha illallah wa de la sharika. Lomonaco. hamdu wahana condition do you notice?
says in another Hadith, it says can you do it Rasulullah
wa Galician for the most of the dua, and Vicar can be called to advocate, the most of the daughter of the messenger on that day was this.
So today, make dua to Allah subhana wa tada as much as you can and engage in the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala, as much as you can, in addition to fasting.
And there is something special about it when out of a coincides with Friday, because Friday is also a day of hate for Muslims, isn't it.
And on Friday, there is an hour.
The messenger said, if a Muslim asks Allah subhanho wa Taala in it, Allah will give him whatever he asks. And the scholars said, looking at the various Hadith that is the last hour on Friday, before marriage, between author and mother.
So you have the hour on that Friday between us and Maria, for the opportunity for you to be accepted. And you have it also because it's the day of out of
and you have it also because you're fasting, if you're fasting.
So the opportunities great brothers and sisters for you to ask Allah subhana wa Taala and they remember yourself and your families and your brothers and your community and Muslims all over and ask him for the good in this life and in the next and keep asking him firmly believing the law is listening, firmly believing that Allah is listening to every word, every letter that you're saying, and that Allah will answer you. Whether he gives you exactly what you asked for. Or he gives you something but Allah is the wisest,
a holy holy Hello as Dr. alladhi would have
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen
wa sallahu wa Sallim wa salim Mohammed Ali, you're so happy with
the day you've read is also a special day.
And before we mentioned What is special on the day of read, let us first try to understand what is eight? What is a festival what is celebration, you look around different people, different communities, communities of faith, different nations, all of them have rates. Why do they have AIDS? Why is it a human nature to have aid? What does it do?
Well aid what it does is that it defines a population. It brings them together around a common value, accounting point of history that they sort of cherish and esteem and admire.
It tells them, this is who we are. This is what we believe these are the values that we hold dear. And all of us share in these values, so they come together.
So there's also an element of social cohesion, they get to know each other. And they declare, it's like a rededication of we dedicate ourselves. We dedicate this entity towards the realization of these ideals, think of any festival, any age that people have, it revolves around this, in addition also to having fun, you know, and being married and all of that, but it also has an element in it, a communal element, the social element, but also, let's call it an ideological element, or an intellectual element, it has all of these things in them.
And because of that, it is not just really simply just any sort of innocent celebration because of this, with a messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he came to Medina, or de la homeo Marian Abernethy him and they found that the people had already two days that they will play in and have fun and two aids are in the LA, Bella, come Hiram, in Houma. La, this is Allah has given you something better than these two days, there is the fifth and the eighth of October. So why introduce these and cancel those? Because these aids represent the Muslim identity, the Muslim value who said them, Allah Subhana, Allah is the one who said them. It's not a group of humans who collected
gathered and said, we're gonna have eight on that particular day. It's not, it's a law who said them, and you see them becoming the conclusion of the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala just tells you something about the Islamic concept of happiness or joy. It's not just happiness and joy for the sake of happiness and joy and laughter is not like that. It's connected to something a lot deeper,
which is to worship Allah subhanaw taala. And please Him. And for a lot of us, this is so foreign because worship Allah is such so serious, that fun to us is the opposite. Running away from it would become fun, but worshipping Allah is so serious, right and stern, but that's not the case. Because only the serenity, the peace in your heart would only come when you worship Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, because Allah is telling you, I'm gonna give you eternal happiness. You're sad, now. you're stressed out, you have a lot of problems, right? That's in this slide, I'm going to give you eternal happiness, you're not going to be sad anymore or hungry, or any more worried anymore, or a need at
all. So as long as you are coming closer to Allah, imagine I'm coming closer to eternal happiness. Where I will be with Allah subhana wa Tada. Well, I will be with family in heaven. Well, I'll be with loved one and happen that thing if you think about it this way will make you happy well, life will make you happy, very happy. I will escape the pain of this life, the stress of this life and be with Allah subhana wa tada in complete bliss forever. So when Allah gives you the opportunity for these 10 days and you worship Allah, you come closer to that goal. At the conclusion of it, that's a time for you to actually enjoy yourself and be happy, be happy because it's a human need for you to
have fun, and you should.
But at the same time, celebrating worth celebrating and handling that a lot given me this opportunity, and I'm closer to my goal to my ultimate goal of being in heaven. So either that comes after
the fasting of Ramadan and a lot what comes after this season of Hajj and so are the Muslim celebrations.
What should we do there? Of course, there are solid eight, and you continue with the remembrance of Allah Subhana Allah doesn't seize that on the day of aid, and the 11th and 12th and 13th all these are days of remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But I want to add very quickly something
messenger sallallahu Sallam said,
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Dana. It says the best of actions is happiness that you bring to a Muslim. you chase away his hunger, you pay his debt, you solve his problem. And you look at what we do in aid. We do some of that right when you give sadaqa
it does some of that Jesus away hunger. It saves prepay someone's dead. When you sacrifice an animal in a lot. It does some of that. But we shouldn't stop there. bring happiness inside your home. All of us have problems right? All of us are going through rough times. And when you hear news about what's happening to the Muslim that adds stress to our stress. bring happiness on that day and in these days to your home with a smile. Smile on that day. Bring it to your community and to your messaging.
Bring it to the people in the masala have read when you hug them bring that smile and that is critical for you. Be happy on that day. Bring that sweet word into your home. Let your kids when they see you they see this is a special day My father is happy that my mother is happy that they let your wife see that let your husband see that. Let your neighbor spot you on the spot you dress in that attire of a really dressed well dressed for a ride. We cannot create it this is not a Muslim country where the space is Islamic. You have to Islam is the space you have to do it.
It's not up to anybody else you have to do we can't complain You have to do it. So you have to create that atmosphere so you dress your best on aid. Don't take it lightly. When another Muslim sees you he feels better because you're dressed that way. What do you see you smiling he feels better because he sees you smiling. So be that positive effect bring that happiness on that day in eight to your home first of all, and to people around you and to domestic and bring that sweet word and let that actually be eight, eight that Allah subhanho wa Taala loves. So ask Allah subhana wa tada to enable us to fast on the day of our time to accept our fasting. Allah accept our fasting on
the day of Allah, Allah accept all of our Allah forgive us all of our sins, Allah three years old, from Hellfire Yala, three years old from Hellfire, Allah on this blessed day Friday Ana de vida Allah three years old from Hellfire, and make us of those who are blessed in heaven make us of us and our families and the rest of Muslims of those who are blessed in heaven or Allah bless our age for us and for the rest of the Muslims are law makers
of joy and happiness for us and the rest of the Muslims or Allah we ask you for all the good in this life and in the Hereafter. And we seek your refuge from all evil in this life and in the Hereafter. And Allah we asked you for heaven and everything that brings us near to it and we seek your protection from Hellfire and everything that brings us near to it. Allow minister local higher akula becoming a shelter equally
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