The Significance of Ashura
Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
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All Praise and thanks belong to Allah, the Most High, the Most Merciful. We thank him and we seek His help and aid and protection,
protection from the evil of ourselves in the sense that we do, indeed who serve Allah guides no one can lead astray. And whosoever Allah leads astray, no one can guide
an ever witness that 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 wasallam. And the worst of religious matters are those that are innovated, and every religious innovation is a bid, and every bidder has misguidance and every misguidance will be in hellfire, my bad.
Allah azza wa jal in the passage of time,
teaches us so many lessons.
And with the special occasions that keep repeating themselves,
offers these lessons for humanity
over and over again.
So that they would remember what they forgot.
They would learn something new, and they would take these lessons and change their lives with them.
And it's not a secret that we are now in a month that is special in Islam.
The month of Muharram, one of the sacred months of Islam is this month.
They stand out because ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala specifically more than any other month, has prohibited injustice, volume in them.
Even the pre Islamic Arabs understood that fact even though they may not have always followed it, but they understood that when you come into the month of Muharram, or any other sacred month, that is a time that is special to Allah azza wa jal meaning do not transgress in it against yourselves against your own self, but also against your brothers and sisters against anyone else. Because that is a month where you're supposed to watch out for anything that angers Allah subhanho wa Taala
and to mark it
to mark that significance, Allah azza wa jal made fasting in this particular month, a favorable fast. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam said that the best of fasting
meaning after the obligation, the best of fasting, the voluntary fasting is the fasting of the month of Muharram.
So someone who has entered had began this month, understanding the significance of what he is going through what she's going through me
You want to also mark this month with increased a bad attention to their own actions, sins, but also increase a burden.
So that what Allah azza wa jal wants from them to learn and to implement, can happen because of their observance and a baddha.
And in this month, there's one particular day that stands out, which is going to be in sha Allah tomorrow.
And that is the day of Ashura
and our hotbar today in sha Allah is about
what is and why I showed up.
And what is the thing that you can take from it today?
What is it supposed to teach you be the nila, as you decide that I and my family are going to be fasting tomorrow.
It is also reported authentically Subhanallah
that the Sahaba would try to train their children even though they haven't reached the age of fasting adulthood. It's not an obligation on them. But they would train their children too fast. And they would distract the child with some toys when they started to cry out of hunger so that they can continue this fast. So it's really if you think about it, it's an event that includes the entire community and with the entire family.
You, your spouse, and your children are fasting now as all of you are fasting, why are you fasting and what are you supposed to take from it? What is the lesson of Ashura? It's not just a lesson. It's not just a day that you've asked. There's a lesson from it. What do you take from it?
First of all to motivate you to fasted be the life you have right already had made the intention.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the day of Ashura fasting, you can feel the senator Malviya will forgive the sins of the past year.
Think about this stuff. Bad stuff that we have been doing since Ramadan.
The bad stuff that we have been doing through the hedges Subhanallah the bad stuff whether we just did yesterday.
Or we could go and then you say to yourself, is there a way back? Can I just cancel some of these things? Can I remove them?
And the prophets of Allah Allah wa salam tells you about this opportunity that Allah keeps offering. You want to wipe away some of these sins, you want to clean your heart, you want to clean your house, you want to fix your relationship with your children with your family, because sin brothers and sisters, if you think about it, the origin of conflict in this dunya is sin.
The origin conflicts between nations, the origin of conflicts between families, within the family is sin.
And if you take sin away, the shaytaan has no power over you. Right shaytaan has no power over you if you take the sin away.
So if a Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling you fast thing, the day of Ashura will forgive the sins of the past year. seize that opportunity to fix what needs to be fixed in your life.
Fast with that intention, I have so many sins, some I know some I have forgotten about.
But if I forgotten about my book, will not forget.
My angels will not forget. And above all of that Allah subhanho wa Taala is not going to forget you want Allah to take these sins away. For his fasting of one day, Allah can take the sins away of an entire year. That is,
just to motivate you. But now as you're going through the day, I want to ask you and you should ask yourself, what is it that you're supposed to learn from it? What lessons are in the day of Ashura?
There's that day Subhan Allah
was not many significant only for Muslims, or only for the Jews.
In a sense, it had this universal significance.
When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was in Mecca, before migration to Medina. Pura is used to honor that day, used to fast that day, used to worship Allah on that day, so that day was special to arrange, even though they had no lineage connecting them to Musa alayhis salam or the Israelites.
So I Shura is universal.
When Muhammad sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam goes to Medina.
He sees that they were fasting that day he asked them, Why are you fasting that day?
They tell him that he is Salatu was Salam. This is the day that Allah saved Musa alayhis salam and his people and drowned out and his people so we fasted because Musa fasted that day to thank Allah so we fasted to thank Allah for it. And we did Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tell them no Haku I will be Musa I mean come we are closer and more worthy of Musa than you are. For sama Hua Ahmad on NASA BCMA he fasted that day, and he commanded that people would fast it in the beginning of Islam Ashura was an obligation before Ramadan was made into an obligation I showed I was an obligation.
Then it leaders made into a voluntary fast.
So here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
recognize a connection, that is universal.
And that is the connection of iman.
And that is the first lesson brothers and sisters that I want to share with you today.
That Allah azza wa jal when he establishes the bond of iman that bond transcends any other balance that you have in your life. The bond of language, the bond of color, the bond of origin, the bond of gender, any other bond, real or imagined. The bond of Eman transcends it, in fact, breaks some of other the some of these other bonds.
Because you can ask yourself,
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when looking at what happened to Musa alayhis salam that happened 1000s of years ago. What is his connection to him?
And that is a connection of iman.
He felt and he knew what it means to stand up for Allah azza wa jal for justice for the truth, and to be attacked because of it to be harmed because of it. He recognized in the struggle of Musa alayhis salam, his own struggle, and you will recognize in it your own struggle against the shaytaan and the helpers of the shaytaan. So when you see that Musa alayhis, Salam 1000s of years ago, won against his enemy, that is your own victory.
That is your own celebration. That is an occasion if you have Iman that you will feel Alhamdulillah Allah mean that it's happened before because what if it happened before and Allah told me about it, it is likely not only likely it is certain that is going to repeat itself, not exactly in the same details, but in the outcome. The victory of iman then is the victory of Eman today and that is the bond of iman that I am talking about. We are today living in some partial Jamelia and you find it some sometimes Subhanallah and it's disheartening to find that Muslims have separated and divided have actually taken each other as enemies because of these contrived artificial divisions between
them. You're from here and I am from there. That's why we're not the same. We're not alike, and we're supposed to hate each other. Yet what Islam teaches you
what Allah azza wa jal has taught you or two Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has lived his entire life teaching you is that all of you ultimately traced back to one single father and one single mother, and that goes back to dust.
To wrap up,
what he teaches you is that you will take pride
in Iman, or you will take pride in disbelief. And those who take pride in disbelief or what displeases Allah azza wa jal
are likely to follow that thing into hellfire.
I, as it is said and reported authentically
that at the time of Musa alayhis salam, and I want you here to pay attention that this was taking place, even at the time of Musa because this is human to people. We're talking we're arguing in a sense, actually, one was arguing when the other and this person was saying to the other is saying I'm so and so son of so and so son of so and so he counted seven, each one of them is one significant person respected or a name to be reckoned with.
He counted seven of his forefathers. It says these are my parents, who are your parents, where do you come from? The other person said, I am so and so son of so and so's son.
This is where he stopped. So mu Allah azza wa jal revealed to Musa alayhis salam he said, Go and talk to these two people. Tell the first person who posted about people who are in hellfire, you're joining them.
Until the other person who boasted about Islam that you're in Ghana. Where is your pride? Where is your connection? Where is your origin? Don't tell me about your country. You didn't select it. Don't tell me about your parents. You didn't select it. Don't tell me about your language. You didn't select it your color you didn't selected What did you select? you selected your belief in Allah azza wa jal, if you're going to be proud about something, be proud about Allah Who created you don't divide, don't hate because of the shaytaan.
That is one lesson of Ashura. The one that you see walking in the street and you're looking down on to because you think he's less educated, he has a different color. He has an accent, he could be in a Li, he could be in the highest levels of Jannah. And you could be because of that disdain and hellfire. So fear Allah azza wa jal, so when it comes to Ashura, remember this lesson?
The other significant lesson of Ashura
is that if you champion Allah, Allah will champion you for sure.
If you stand up for Allah azza wa jal, Allah will stand up for you.
If you sacrifice for the sake of Allah, Allah will vindicate you.
And that deserves thanks. And that deserves remembrance. And that deserves that we repeat the story, at least the moral of the story of Musa alayhis salaam to our children, go back Insha Allah, tonight or tomorrow and talk to your children and ask them, Do you know why you're fasting this day? Let me tell you why. And share with them the struggle of Musa alayhis salam.
We've read it so many times that we've actually have failed or we fail at times to appreciate it. You go to a people who are enslaved
had no imaginable way out.
They were pleading with Musa alayhis salam, WA and Tatiana and today they were pleading with him Musa we've been harassed and harmed and tortured and killed, cetera, et cetera, et cetera, before you came, and it continues, even after you came and Musa alayhis salam, the only thing that he can give them, counsel them with, be patient, be patient and believe in the promise of Allah. Because if you do this, and you will follow
his command, he will come to save you. He just wants to see
who's truthful and who's not who's patient and who's not. Who is going to give up and who's going to hold to the rope of Allah azza wa jal, who will believe
this is part of our situation today, when there is no light at the end of the tunnel, who will believe that there is light, even though he cannot and she cannot see it? Who believes
and who have despair and say this is it, we're done for who will?
Allah wants to test your certainty. Your Eman wants to extract it from you wants to grow it and it will until it reaches the sky isn't what Allah wants from you. So the sun away out.
And then when they snuck out at night, and they reach that see that body of water, and they saw the army of Pharaoh following them.
You had no weapons, they had no training, what could they do? An army a state is after them.
And here you had probably the most tyrannical, abusive leader in history to stand against the believers who claimed some sort of divinity and right to be worshipped
So extreme arrogance, extreme power versus extreme weakness. Now think to yourself, we're not at that level. We're not that weak.
But still, despair creeps into our hearts and we say in the midst of all of this, all of this injustice is their way back. So when they saw the army, they say nella mudra cool and we're gonna we're we were overtaken, were seized, we're done.
And then Musa alayhis salam says, a statement that your heart should always repeat when the shaytaan is trying to force despair into it color in Europe visa Dean know Allah is with me, and He will guide me
The thing is not will Allah guide
Allah will guide.
The thing is, are you with Allah?
If you're with Allah Allah will guide you. The problem sometimes is that we'll know with Allah azza wa jal. So then when Allah azza wa jal and you know the stories split the sea open the sea that is not supposed to happen, the cross safely that is not supposed to happen, the sea comes back and everybody who has opposed Allah drowns and you see this with your own eyes you know that Allah has power over everything and not Allah in a blink of an eye can change your situation can take away your distress can take our take away your problems, can substitute our situate them situation with something that is a lot better Allah can do it. The question is, are we with Allah for that to
When is the victory of Allah gonna come? There's a condition in Tuncer Allah hi and soracom If you give victory to Allah, Allah will give victory to you. So then the question as you're fasting Ashura, have we given victory to Allah and what he loves, so that he can give victory to us? I asked Allah azza wa jal to makers of those who do so Akula Kohli had was the hero Allah Allah Allah confessed the hero.
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When you give victory to Allah azza wa jal, you give victory to the book of Allah. You give victory to the book of Allah by honoring it and by honoring the commands of Allah in it, by reading it and understanding it by being by making it the most important book in your life. Truthfully, the most important book in your life. You honor Allah by honoring the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So if you see him that he has said something, you don't disregard it or ignore it, if you see him has forbidden something, you don't disregard that over ignore it, you put his opinion before your own opinion you put his practice before any other practice, you honor the religion of Allah
azza wa jal by loving Allah more than anything else than anyone else, by loving Muhammad Sallallahu I knew he was in the more than any other human by asking yourself, Why am I living and for what purpose? And making your life part of it at least for the sake of Allah azza wa jal you honor Allah and you give victory to Allah by saying to yourself, Am I coming to the house of Allah? Am I helping build the houses of Allah azza wa jal? am I contributing to the community? Am I guiding people to Islam? What skill did Allah give me? What Avenue Allah azza wa jal has provided for me so that I will be able to take to help and to perform and to come closer to Allah azza wa jal, each one of
you, Allah has given a particular talent, a particular skill, a particular thing that you can do to worship Allah azza wa jal, it could be wealth, it could be teaching, it could be helping others it could be as basic as making dua for Muslims and everybody around you. Every time you pray before you sleep, when you wake up, there's always something that you can do, but Allah must look at you and say, This person loves me and is taking steps towards me. And if you stay, take steps towards Allah azza wa jal, Allah will run towards you. And if Allah sees that we are collectively taking steps towards him, what do you think the most generous al Karim will do? What do you think that our Rahim
will do? What do you think the most powerful will do? Will he abandon you when you rush to him, he will be next to you and he will champion you. And if you call upon Him, He will answer you. And if you get tested and you will be tested, but if you get tested, Allah will inject your life and heart and soul with patience, and you will be uppermost sooner or later, but isn't Allah so as you are living Ashura, you have to be transformed by Ashura. This is a day where Allah has destroyed his enemy and championed is only up to you ask yourself, am I and the team of the audio of Allah azza wa jal loved me deserve that victory Love Me deserve
that care from Allah azza wa jal
Of course what accompanies the day of Ashura with some people some sex, the commemoration of the death of Al Hussein Radi Allahu Allah
Who? And we see this? And we lament the fact that there are people who are calling themselves Muslims doing this this these Subhanallah hated, disliked despicable acts in Sharia. We in Islam do not mourn the passing of someone with these types of acts. We do not mourn the passing of Omoto mu Hata Radi Allahu Anhu when he was killed in assassinated we do not mourn the killing of Earth man Radi Allahu and we do not mourn the killing of Allah you know, Vitaly brought the Allahu on with these types of acts. Because this is all forbidden and haram in Islam, we know that this is wrong. So, when we are going through the day of Ashura, the day of Ashura is another day of mourning. And
if we have to talk about this, we explain it to our fellow Muslims, to our brothers, to our sisters, to our children, we should explain that, that what you're seeing on those online or on the news does not represent Islam in the least. And it's forbidden and is hated by Allah azza wa jal, but we know that these things are not being done.
For the sake of Allah has origin and that a lot of those people are doing it Subhan Allah are misguided by those who are on top who are trying to use these ads for their own ends and purposes. So these are also people and when you see that, ask Allah for he Daya for those people. A lot of them they do not know they think this is Islam and that this is gonna take them to Jannah and this is what Allah wants from them. So ask them Allah who will give them light of hidayah so they will recognize that the things that they are doing, are not related to Islam in the least. And Hussein all the Allahu Anhu was killed unjustly. And our hearts ache because of this, and we hope that it
did not happen. He's the grandchild of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam of the best people in this dunya because the Prophet testified he is in Jannah. Say you to Shabaab elite Jana, the best of the youth in Jana, Hassan and Hussein of the Allahu Anhu ummah.
So our hearts ache because of it but we do not change and transform that day into a day about an Hussain Radi Allahu Anhu it's not about him. That's an incident that happened in history. It is something about something that is much greater than that. Something that is much more eternal than that, that tyranny that is disbelieve and fighting Allah azza wa jal and how Allah azza wa jal comes to the aid of His servants and slaves, and they win. That is the ultimate lesson the eternal lesson of Ashura, if we can call it so the lesson that you can take digest and relive and recharge your iman, it happened as I said, it happened then with Musa alayhis salam. It happened with Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it happened with the Sahaba of the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam it happened in this ummah, when this ummah experienced resurgence of Eman, Allah gave them victory.
And it will happen again. By the will of Allah azza wa jal we have no doubt about it. Just change your attitude change your heart, change your life, and be that worthy recipient of the victory of Allah azza wa jal to ask you all about Al Amin to help us and make us of those who will fast the day of Ashura and to accept that fasting from us and to teach us the lessons of the day of Ashura. You Allah we ask you to make us have certainty in your promises, certainty that you will champion those who will champion you, You Allah makers of those who champion you on champion your religion, and your Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, You Allah, we ask you to make us of those whom
you love, and those who love you back. Those who love Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam more than they love any other human more even than they love their own selves and their own families was horrible Allah mean to forgive all of our sins, the sins that we know about and the sins that we do not know about you Allah, if there is a sin that had overpowered us, make us and give us the power to overpower it. You're about Allah mean, and grant us a sincere repentance from all of our sins and the power to worship you as you deserve to be worshipped and make us of those who remember you often and make dua for to you often and make use of those who would ever define an opportunity to come
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