Khutbah – Thankfulness
Channel: Ammar Alshukry
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Khutbah – Thankfulness by Ammar al-Shukry
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Have you ever wondered
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Allah says, Oh, you believe your lies he deserves to be feared not accepted in the state of Islam and allies. But this is the National
versus all mankind, to your award for creativity from a single soul and released from that theater. And produced from that soul is made and produced from that pair makes men and women so fearful or
even aware that it was after watching the movie, and a lot
of motives in either Alexa or Google hear a lot and say that you will correct for your deeds and forgive your sins. I mean, nobody knows what those are. And what are we the one is messenger that he is in the
face of lies and deceit and lessons on the promise of a lie.
This season that we're in is the season of thankfulness, the time when families get together with airports right now, people are going and traveling all over the countries that they can spend the holidays with their families. And it begins with thanksgiving, and it continues on until the new year.
And Thanksgiving is a time where people are encouraged to be thankful. And to remember and to reflect and these emotions carry on. For the final quarter of the year, this season is a time where people are supposed to be there nice, but everybody's supposed to smile, you're supposed to have the holiday spirit. And so I would find it appropriate today to reflect on the concept of thankfulness. Because
Islam can be divided into two parts. One part is thankfulness. And the second part is patients of Apollo divine who said if there were two animals to mounts in front of them, one was thankfulness and the other was patient, I would not care which one of them I wrote about the promise of ally
the province of Allied is, as it says, amazing, is the affair of the believer, while because all of their affairs are good when they sit
with a believer why, because of the believers always between two circumstances, experiencing something that is good. And so the artifacts, and that is better for them, or experiencing something that they dislike.
But they experience that.
And so even that experience becomes better for them and becomes good for them.
Now, there is no good any good that is followed by the hellfire. And there is no evil in any evil that is followed by the paradise.
A company encounters something that is dislike something that they need something that they wish that they did not wish for. But they did not want to experience they still need that thing that encounter with what will cause them to enter Paradise. And so in reality, all of these affairs are good, because if it is an action that is displayed that leads them to paradise, and there is no evil in it at all as a weapon of the law and who said so defining thankfulness First, it will play a role it defines thankfulness and he says
he said that should thankfulness gratitude is the manifestation of the blessing of Allah upon his slave, it manifesting in his heart by being appreciative and recognizing that blessing that he doesn't disregard you and that listening and it manifests itself on the tongue of his slave, it until often that he recognizes that he testifies, and that you testify that this is a blessing from Allah, and that they received from Allah, they don't reject this blessing from Allah, they do not say I received this due to my own knowledge, or I received this to do so and so they recognize that it is a little
So from a lot, first and foremost, and the third one, Elijah is
that they would manifest thankfulness for these blessings. It manifests itself on their lives by using these blessings and using these limbs in submission to alive doing it, and no loss of obedience. So a person is thankful for the love and the logic it has given them. They show that gratitude by using that logo and a lot of obedience using a robot in order for them to use it, and were alive. It is beloved for a lot and for those of you that thankfulness to their house, by using that body in a lot to get sufficient submitting orders, and in a way, a lot of that money, this is all manifestations of sugar, all of it is manifestations of sugar. And
he says, or before that.
for the people who
do thankfulness, do thankfulness, the meaning of this verse is that being that do what Allah has commanded you to do with what he has given you, and in that you are being thankful. So keeping in mind that thankfulness is a concept that is way beyond simply saying,
that is one aspect of thankfulness. But this right now,
a lot is sugar fasting issue zecca issue, every act of worship that a person does see a lot of xeljanz reward from it, or because Allah has an obligation to dishonor them. That is an act of thankfulness. All of that is acts of thankfulness. Now gratitude, in the poor man,
the promise of abundance, and we have
many examples of thankfulness that
our listeners will have
money, a lot of interest.
And they said that
they said, that Praise be to Allah, gratitude to a lot, the one who is prefer this over many of these believing sleeps, the story continues as it should a man is walking towards an animal with his arm, and then nothing says
Sulaiman appreciates. It has given him this ability that he has not given to anyone before that he's able to understand the speech of all of these creations. So he says,
what does he do?
He says, Oh, my Lord, grant me the ability
to thank you
for what you have given me and what you have given my parents. And allow me to be on your right to sleeves and to do actions in short, please. So thankfulness
in our buses, but how do you do that?
He says, that is the statement of every champion, new ideas that are presented to him.
He climbed upon Barack
Abraham, I think he says it went along with his children.
in all circumstances, if you saw something that you'd like to say,
and when you saw something that he disliked, you're
constantly in a state of thankfulness to a lot of the progress of the lives ended up when he would stand up in the night in prayer.
They would ask the province of the legislators How is it that you are standing in tonight and you're striving so hard, your feet are being swelled?
And a lot has already forgiven your sins. The province is no longer praying as a fear of his sins being a source of heartburn.
But it is purely out of gratitude is
a sleep that is thankful.
Shouldn't we be thankful to Allah when Allah Himself is thankful? You know, there's a beautiful passage, we're alive so it is speaks about people who they go out to they serve their communities, when
they're giving out food, even though they themselves are in need of it. They themselves love it.
And they say to these people, I don't need anything.
I don't need any report for you. I don't want any money. I don't even need you to say thank you to me.
We do something for somebody.
Open the door, we say, to say thank you. These people, they say we don't want anything for the service that we give
the terrifying thing
and then begins to describe it very vivid detail, all of the reward that they are about to receive from Alonzo, they're going to be sitting on cushions facing one another, they're going to be in a place where there is no heat, there is no cold, they're going to be given, they're going to be served by servants of eternal youth.
All of them and then this
allows us apparently, all of this, the pleasures of Paradise is for you. And you didn't want anyone in here is your reward.
And it's your journey. Striving was appreciating appreciated by
appreciated by our
allies, we did,
you know, sorting things out. So that means that there is very vivid detail of the Hellfire
to do the label,
a lot of people now by the time their skin is roasted, they are replaced with new skin, that they may taste the punishment
versus continued addictiveness, but even a non monetary system, the hypocrites are in the lowest portion of the fire, right? You're sitting there, and you're listening.
And you're just like, the punishment is so severe.
And then you come across the verse, the end of the fifth, which is the last person that
you should talk to?
What does Omar benefit from punishing you? What do you think of punishing you?
What benefits are loving punishing you, if you are grateful?
And if you have a man, and how could you not be grateful when
was grateful? ally himself is appreciated.
And he is all knowing,
you smile in the face of your brother and you send us an audio and your brother completely walked by that he didn't even notice that you've said it.
A lot. So again, his idema he recognized and he saw that you said a cinematic and when you smile in the face of your brother, and along
with everybody knows, listen, notice all of that work that you're putting in what you do, what you do in your home, what you do in your community, all of that. Nobody says that nobody shakes your hand. Nobody gets gives you any sort of attention.
Everything the sister does in her home, her husband has absolutely no clue what she knows. She never gets exactly permitted for her kids, no one alive notices.
He is going to appreciate what you do in full and all knowing there is nothing that escapes his knowledge, the little integrated. So when we are worshiping This is the quality of our Lord should not be reasonable slaves of another
show might not be a grateful service.
One of the blessings of thankfulness is that it is from the attributes of the believers. As I mentioned before the promise of a life as
amazing as the affair of the believers, all of the circumstances are good. Also, it protects from punishment, gratitude and thankfulness protects from punishment, when a lot as we just says in the verse that I just mentioned my frontal lobe and if you are thankful and you are grateful, Allah has no need to punish you. If you are if you have baby If you are faithful, and if you are thankful.
Commenting on this versus that he does not punish a person who is champion, a person who was brave, and a person who has
some of the manifestations of thankfulness. And this is very important, especially with regards to this particular time of the year that we're in.
manifestation of thankfulness is that I do not look constantly at what I don't have. Rather I looked at what I do have.
Right now, every time you open up your email, you're getting a sale or something. You have the iPhone five, and you're looking at all of these discounts for the iPhone six. You have a 15 inch screen plasma TV
and you're like man, there's a cell for a 60 inch plasma TV.
I need this, I want this, I need that trip, I need that shirt, I need those clothes, I need that car, I need it. And you may even look at the sad over the fact that you do not have the ability to go out and get that thing.
And you're looking at your
heart of thankfulness is recognizing that Allah has given you already. And if you were to try to pay him back for what he has given you, you would not be able to do so the prophets of Allah.
When asked me,
CCTV, more often
this, before our eyes, progresses, Elias, whatever he wakes up and just check this off, he woke up like this today. I mean, he said to be safe in your residence, you didn't have to worry about soldiers knocking on your door taking you somewhere, you didn't have to worry about the bombs going off, you didn't have to worry about gunshots outside of your house, you didn't have to worry about any of that you were safe and secure in your residence. When
you're healthy. All of your body parts work, all of your internal organs are fine.
You don't have any disease, you don't have any sickness.
If you have that.
And then you have the third, you only can go to when you have enough for your date.
You don't have $100,000 in a retirement plan. You don't have $20,000 saved up for a rainy day. You have enough money for today. And today is the only day that you are promised. And even today, you're not promised what you're experiencing tomorrow. We know none of us are promised, you have enough money today. If you have these three things. If you woke up with these three things, then it is as if he woke up with the entire world rolled up.
You have an entire world.
What more do you want? You know, on the way here, we're looking at this website called Global ritualist Global reserves, all you do is you put in your salary for the year. And then we'll calculate for you where you fall
compared to all of mankind, 60 billion people. So a person for example, who makes $20,000 a year this would be considered below the line on top of this person
probably doesn't think that they have a lot. When he compares, he puts in that annual income of 20,000 American dollars, they will find that they are in the top 2% of earners worldwide. The top 3% a person who makes $40,000 is in the top point 5% of mankind. of the 6 billion people who are walking on this earth point 5% or less made $40,000 or more multiply that to $80,000 per person makes $80,000 they are in the top point 1% of mankind that is 99.9% of everyone living and leaving on this earth makes less than $80,000 a year and this person may be waking up every day angry
because he doesn't have enough.
And he doesn't know that a lot of dentists preferred him or over 99.9% of everyone. It is a matter of changing perspective. And that will cause him to be grateful when you recognize don't look at those who are above you. Yes, we can look at those magazine covers and you can look at those TV shows. And you can compare yourself to basketball players and movie stars and people who are, you know, making millions and billions of dollars on Silicon Valley you can compare yourself to those. But that's not what the promise of the light isn't told you to do. Rather than compare yourself when it comes to the detail in regards to those who have less than you will find that the majority of
mankind has to be thankful slaves be grateful slaves for what a lot.
Be grateful for the library that has given I say what you have heard.
How can a person be a more grateful individual? How can a person be more thank you for
is that a person makes their habit to thank people and to be appreciated as people the promise of lightness themselves.
Given that Malaysia kidnaps the promise of autism says, He does not thank Allah, whoever does not Thank you. So recognizing that when people do a monologue to you,
and to recognize that because in doing so that you are affecting a lot on the promise of a lighting system system and somehow,
the process of aligning sentences, that whoever does a good deed for you, and we paid him and got the ability to repay them, if you don't have the ability to repay them, then pay them, then make it or not for them until you have seen that you haven't paid them. And the promise of that, and he also says that whoever being a good deed is done for then pay them back. And if you can, if you say
is that the loan data, may Allah reward you with the goodness, then you have in the back, so that a person memorizes this phrase, and he says that a lot of words will be good for the person who has done something good. Also, the second is that a person
recognizing the blessings of Allah has given person recognizes,
like I mentioned to you before, I came to the province of Elias ism, he was complaining to the province that he has committed a sin, so he can play to the province of the light is committed.
So the province of the
province of Manitoba today an explanation. And so this man who said that he was a monopoly, he left the messages, and he was upset. And he says,
He says, All of my money is disappearing in South Africa, and in expiation ever since I entered into the religion.
Every time I'm walking into the masjid, I tell him, I did something he's like pay money, take money, the money, a person walks into the visit, every time there's a fundraiser for something and there's like, every time I walk into the room, I lose money. So this person,
alive two different universes that you all know about individually. He says, You're
mad, and nobody says I have spent an incredible amount of work
that nobody sees. And then Omar begins to mention a number of blessings, that if he were to have given you a utility bill forth, he'd never be able to pay you and I would never be able to pay.
They don't make for me to realize, these two eyes that have been working ever since we reward
what he signed and made for him at that time, that was the muscle that doesn't get tired, it doesn't get fatigued, it doesn't crown, us use it all day,
all day, and it continues to work and realize we didn't want to charge you for it, you'd never be able to pay it back
to lips, and we guided him. And this guide is given how much is that worth. And if you were to spend everything, to acquire guidance, you wouldn't be able to acquire a lot.
You will not be guided of guidance. And that is the greatest blessing, the blessing of a man all of this.
All of this, not to be thankful
that you to do something. So reflecting upon the blessings of the lives of it upon us is a means for us to become thankful.
Also having a surgeon and acting in his obedience is a cause for thankfulness.
And he gave you victory. When you were the basics you were few and number you were weak.
How consciousness of allies we did because in having consciousness of a lot, it will cause you to be someone who is thankful.
Also being contented with
the progress of life says
the promise of license as a beacon attendant, if you are content, you will be the most rich of the medium.
Why are you the most rich because you don't want more. Every person is rich, but at the same time they are still deserving of a more than the airport.
They are not happy they're not contentious, but
they're always saddened by looking at what they don't have, instead of looking at what they have.
So the person is contemptible a lot as it has given them that they will be the richest of the people. They will be the richest of the people, a man came to one of the scholars and he was complaining to him about either he was complaining to him about lack of, of wealth, or
we saw me your eyes 400,000. He said, No, he said,
he said no to some of your hands. 1000 He said, No. So your fee for 100,000? He said, No, would you sell 100,000 He said, No, he says, I see that you are walking into your millionaire.
Everything that you have is worth 100,000 100,000
you're complaining to me about being poor, I see that you're a millionaire.
But if you recognize what you have, if you're contented with what you have, you will be and I really believe that this is an issue that we as Muslims, we have to be conscious of. There's a movement in America called minimalism. And minimalism is probably one of the best translations that I've come across where the concept of Zoot Suit does not mean that you're broke, that you don't have money. But it means that the dunya is in your hands, and it's not in your heart, that money is in your habit, it's not in your heart.
He was alone. And so when you have the dunya in your hands,
you are able to deal with it in a way that is completely different when it is in your heart that you are seeing afterwards. And so this concept of minimalism, and I encourage you to look it up is about being happier with less, let's have less stuff in our house. You know, the Self Storage industry in the United States is over $26 billion Self Storage, what is self storage, that means that I have too much junk in my own house,
in my own apartment, and I actually have to rent another space to keep my junk in to keep my stuff in. Because my stuff is too much for my own residence. And when you look at how people are living overseas in and other countries and places like that, you'll find that a person's entire possessions, everything that they own, may fit inside of our
And maybe you decide a box, right, and then we have so much
that we have to rent storage.
Also, is to part of being you know, something beautiful about the promise of the light has
been Ambassador narratives, the progress of a lighting system, he had a horse
had a note, he had a sword, he had a spear, he had a mirror, he had a rub, he had a tournament. And every single one of these items of the progress of the life of someone had names.
And we know these names, every single one of the promises in his name, the document boxes, elements name, the capital, the promise of the system, its name all of these items. And so when you're reflecting on this, you're wondering why did the province have the widest isn't me everything that you had?
Why did all these things happenings and I want to specify part of it is honoring what the Lord has given him and
part of it is recognizing that this is something that is dignified. This is something that a lot
when I suddenly get a phone and I cracked it, and next week, I get another phone and then and it's so casual, all of our relationships are casual. Everything that we have is just casual. I get it one week, I don't like it and I just explained it, I expect to be able to upgrade it and change it to replace it to this to that nothing stays with you. How is that person going to be faithful? How is that person going to appreciate it? So this is something that I would actually encourage is the naming of items and see if that is a greater emotional attachment for you see if that beats on gelatin for you. Otherwise there's no space
and the last
and the greatest is to ask a lot so we have to make up from his servants were
mentioned the verses
abusing him Escuela
today man asks a lot, he says
grant me the ability to he's asking for a lot of assistance to graduate the ability to make him thankful
for the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon them and stood upon his parents so as
to make you have those who are making those promises.
He loves them either. And so he said to
me, oh my i love you. So never forget to say after every prayer, a lot woman
Where should we come?
Oh Allah allow me to facilitate for me
Help me in doing three things helped me to remember you helped me to thank you and help me to worship you properly. We asked a lot of you to make yourself those who are thankful, we ask Allah to facilitate for us the notion of gratitude and to make us and our family those who are grateful to live in debt against the law. So just for the record of those who are grateful, and that is fairness, a lot of the agenda from on top of 800 foot and whenever we come in and out of the gate kind of imploded when I met a lot, but it wasn't
until we toes you know, not a lot of
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