Channel: Bashar Shala
This Jumuah Khutbah/Lecture was delivered at the Memphis Islamic Center
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Dear beloved brothers and sisters in Islam, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam use sometimes to ask the Sahaba the companions
questions that they know the answers to,
to emphasize and to remind
them of the importance of why he's asking these questions.
Just like the questions he asked on the day, when he was giving his last hookah and head coach veteran Wada, when he asked them, Do you know which day it is? Do you know which month it is? Do you know which land this is? And of course, all the companions?
May Allah be pleased with each and every one of them. They knew the answer to that. But then the messengers holla hottie or tell them was reminding them
of the importance of the day, the time and the place they were in.
And today, I would ask myself and you do you know which day it is, do you know the day that we are in today
and the place that we are in today and the time that we are in today
because sometimes habits
overwhelm and overcome
and we start getting used to things and not understand and realize its importance.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala gave this oma
the day of drama
and the gathering of drama.
And this gathering of joumana
is so important that Allah subhanho wa Taala dedicated a surah in the Quran
surah to Juma
there is no surah to read.
There is no surah for other gathering and occasion
like this one that is repetitive
every single week.
The day of Juma I wasn't called the day of Juma before
this it was called the La Rue de
and it was called a drama because a drama means the Day of Gathering.
Because in that day, Allah subhanaw taala commanded us to gather
at this particular time
this important observation.
particular day, that Allah subhanho wa Taala made it
a special day in the week.
The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, as it is narrated by a Muslim Hiroo Yeoman tala
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the best day that the sun rises upon is the day of drama.
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That day, the importance of that day
is highlighted and so many a hadith and so many
reports in the Sunnah in the Sierra.
But what I'd like to do today inshallah is to go over
surah two Juma
because in that surah
if we ponder and contemplate and read it with the De Boer with understanding,
we will see so much
and understand so much
into what this Juma means
why we gather here every Friday. Why is this so important
to our practice to our religion, why is this so important to our relationship
to Islam and our relationship to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Although the word Juma doesn't come into the very last passages of this surah which is a very short one of the short sewer in Quran it's only 11 is
but the entire theme is a total reminder of why we come here every Juma
Allah subhana wa tayana starts
with you send the Holy lahemaa system RT one matches on
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that starts with praising exalting Allah Subhana who were to Allah.
And Allah says,
oh, what's on earth, and in heaven,
and in heavens,
exalts and prays
for attributes of Allah subhana wa Taala were chosen.
And nothing is arbitrary in the Quran.
Nothing in the Quran,
except mahkum except by design, by wisdom and by absolute
power from Allah subhana wa tada and he had a lot of choice for names.
to exalt himself with Isaiah Allah. He said al Malik, Al produce al Aziz al Hakim,
the king, the one
who owns and controls his dominion
and produce the most pure
al Aziz, the Almighty, all powerful.
And Hakeem to all wise
and then subhana wa to Allah says,
and I will come to the choice of one of these four names as we speak about the second area. He said, Well, one Navy
SEAL Amina Rasulullah Minho, it is a law, who sent amongst the unlettered
and messenger from amongst them.
Allah Subhana Allah Allah is the one who sent Mohammed Abdullah Saleh Ali, he was selling them to people that are not known for their knowledge in science and math or in writing. They're actually the majority of the people that have Quraysh of the Arabia at that time. There are only few handful of people that even knew how to how to write or read. And the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself.
So Allah says, He sent amongst those unlettered and messenger from amongst them Why?
Yet new Allah you him it
to recite his eye at
his verses, and also, it can come as His signs and his proofs to show him to show them.
Who Allah subhana wa tada is,
these are people who lost
their compass. These are people who started turning to idols, turning away from Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah, and Allah Subhana sent His messenger sallallahu wasallam.
to reintroduce, to show them
who Allah is to show them and Malik
to show them that first attribute of Allah
will use that key him. The second mission of the messenger is to purify them.
Because they were involved
in idolatry. They were involved in so many social crimes.
They were involved in abusing their own children by killing their daughters. They were involved in abusing their own wives and women and treating them like their own goods.
They were involved in discriminating against people they were involved in abusing their servants and slaves. They were involved in usury and Riba they were involved
And Allah sent the messenger solo Mohan, he was setting them to take that oma that nation, that group of people and purify them and prepare them
to lead the world.
So the second name of allah Subhana, Allah to Allah Allah could do
the most pure, who sent the messenger to purify people?
What do you know him? And then to teach them
two things, and keytab will
teach them the book
and the Wisdom
what is the difference? The book
it comes in the meaning of the teach them the law,
to teach them the doctrine to teach them
the do's and the don'ts
of how to live their daily lives.
It is the final
revelation of Allah subhanho wa Taala it's the perfect law. It's the Sharia
where you are Lima keytab.
And it was so befitting in that sequence. And Millikan produce Allah Aziz.
The Almighty, the old powerful, he's the one that applies the law. And he's the one
from his servants.
And then as a man, to teach them to wisdom, to teach them the spirituality to teach them Islam. And that was befitting that Allah subhana wa Taala says he is attacking
how does that relate it to a drama?
Because we come to ultramar to do these four things brothers and sisters, we come here to learn yet Lu Allah him it to learn the dresses and the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We come here to be purified
to shed off our sins that we accumulated and gathered throughout the week to recharge our spiritual batteries. Just like you charge your phone maybe every night.
We come here for this kiya
we don't we don't come here to wash the guilt that we just need to do something.
We come here to get
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on spirituality. We use a key him. And we come here to learn
to learn our religion to learn how to tab, and to learn and hikma.
Why in Konami, Code Blue laughable in mubin. And indeed before this, they were an absolute ignorance, and they were lost.
And then Allah Subhana, Allah says,
and the next verse
What are Kareena mean home lemma hakobyan because the speech was about the unlettered was about the Quran was the bad that people that the messenger sallallahu wasallam was a monk at that time, but then Allah says, Don't think that this applies only to those unlettered don't think that it applies only to the Americans to the Qureshi to the people of Arabia.
It doesn't apply only to the people that live at the time of the messenger sallallahu wasallam. Allah says what I said EDA, and there were there will be others mean home, they belong to the same oma when home. Let Mel Huckabee him. They haven't come yet.
But they will come.
At the time of the revelation of solid drum Allah says there will be more people that will join this teaching, there will be more people that will come to join.
They're not here yet. But they will come.
Let me I'll have to be here.
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of him. This is indeed the greatest favor of Allah Subhana Allah Allah, Allah, Allah has the greatest favours. This is indeed a favorite from Allah, a bounty from Allah subhanho wa Taala that you send this messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to take this onma from the depths of ignorance and darkness into the light of knowledge into the light of the Quran and keytab and the wisdom and the light of Islam and spirituality.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us a contrast.
If we don't come and learn,
if we don't
pay attention to what Allah subhanaw taala wanted us to do.
He gives us an example of those who were given
bounties and favors. Who Allah Subhana Allah Allah chose,
but then they failed.
And of those are the needs for
Allah Subhana Allah to Allah chose them and favored them.
The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Kula mahalo Carnaby Khalifa hoonah B, they would have so many messengers, every messenger that would die, another messenger would come, they have so many prophets, so many messengers.
Then Allah chose them, favorite them, and gave them the book gave him the Torah.
And a lot of times, brothers and sisters, what happened to us, when we read and contemplate the Quran, and we hear the mention of other omen.
We sometimes think that Allah wants us
or sometimes think that the this the words of Allah are towards them. It is the opposite. They're gone. They've done they have responsibility before our law, but allies telling us
allies warning us not them.
Allies sending us not to fall
into the same mistakes. Because the messengers, the lohani, send them warned us that you will follow those who before you, meaning the Christians and the Jews
for every step, even if they went into a lizard Hall, you will follow them.
So Allah Subhana Allah is giving us an example and telling us who you are. Allah sent you the messenger Allah send you the book, Allah thank you the wisdom and the time.
that I will give you an example of people that failed that mission method will let you know how many Terracotta Army do how committed he Maryam it was for
the example the assembly tude of those who had given them another book the book of Torah, but they did not carry it. What does that mean?
They did not give it its due right?
They did not take care of the message.
They did not guard
the message that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah the favor the bounty, Delica Fabiola, your team a Sha,
that favor that Allah gave
wasn't taken care of.
And Allah says committed in himari Tara,
just like the
donkey loaded with books.
That is not to say,
to give that as to say that they are like that, but just to say that that donkey, just an example, is not benefiting from these books. But it's a burden upon that, that donkey it's a burden upon that animal to carry the load.
But at the same time is not benefiting from what these books have to offer.
Don't be like that.
Don't make your religion a burden, but not benefits from it.
Don't make it the day of Judah,
a penalty or a burden or something that you just have to come and just spend the time and just watch your watch and say what when is he gonna finish and so I can run away from here. benefits from it. Use your time
be Samantha do Camila, Xena cause double big La La Jolla del ko masala mean and then Allah subhanaw taala gives us a reminder about death.
Because the day of Joomla
is the best reminder of the Day of Resurrection. It is the Day of Gathering like we are going to be gathered
on the Day of Resurrection, it is a day when we will be coming to face Allah subhana wa to Allah and to face our actions and to face our deeds
and to be asked
it is a day, every Friday every drummer, we should remember that death
that we try to escape
because life is too short brothers and sisters. And Allah subhanho wa Taala once gave us this beautiful occasion every Friday every Juma every week to make the best of it.
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ah main
number verses go into this final passage when Allah subhanho wa Taala explicitly mentions the day of Juma
and the mention is not anymore about the benefits of it because now it is apparent why we benefit from the drama. But it is about a very important aspect. Allah subhanho Tana and the previous laws, the last law he revealed before put on before Islam and before the Sharia was
the laws that we're giving to the people
that Musa alayhis salam was sent to the Holocaust.
And in those laws, there is something called the Sabbath,
and in the Sabbath, you shall not work you cannot do anything. You should dedicate yourself spiritually
and it has a huge burden
It's an entire full day from sunset to the sunrise 24 hours later, to another sunset 24 hours later, a full day. He can't do anything.
And then Allah Subhana Allah said that he will send this messenger and another verse
to lift some of the burdens.
But Allah gave us the Yeoman Juma. Allah did not give us a Sabbath, but gave us selected tomorrow and he said very clearly in the surah you're Latina Amman is an rudia. The sala de mi Yeoman Giamatti doesn't die
or you believe when it is cold to the prayer of the day of drama, then leave the trade leave all interactions, literally leave all transactions.
First of all, Isla de la weather all day.
Then come hurry make effort as to how like sorry when you make say,
ciao Isla de la to the remembrance of Allah was around a daddy come highroller come in contempt Allah moon.
Then Allah says fayda Allah, Allah is over fantasea rousselot webtech home from de la and then ask Allah Subhana Allah from his favor and bounty workqueue la kathira continue to mention a law and to remember en la la la Concepcion that you may attain success. And then Allah says what is our outage Allah tala one in fact do la Howard or Coca Cola him
but when they see
the trade or transactions or something afforded the benefit or entertainment
they would leave and he came about some people in the masjid that actually left the Juma and ran to see a caravan that just arrived in Medina. Ouattara cuca, Karima and they left you in the masjid.
And today we don't really have to leave the masjid. We just need to check our phone or do something else just to leave the fallout completely, to leave the drama completely.
Ouattara cuca Karima then Allah says COVID-19 de la
find them a Palma in de la hierro minella Amina Teacher, what is what a law what is what when you are in the masjid? When you are in tomorrow you are with Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is the message at the end of the drama. Because Allah Subhana Allah says, in the law, he
mean Allah we woman at Chara, better and best.
Then any entertainment that anything you can spend your time on.
And any worldly benefit, any business, any work, anything that you can attain.
Brothers and sisters, I will leave you with this thought
that we can measure our own
spiritual level our own commitment by what Juma means to us and how much a priority that we put
on making it here and making it here on time inshallah.
We have to make a commitment to do better
and to understand the value and the importance of such an occasion and to understand
of this weekly gathering of the Muslims and how strong Allah subhanaw taala made this oma with this weekly gathering.
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