Channel: Bashar Shala
Jumuah Khutbah delivered at the Memphis Islamic Center.
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Dear beloved brothers and sisters in Islam,
we just passed through the most precious and the most blessed
part of the year, month of the year and that is the month of Ramadan.
And this month, is worth to stop and reflect after we finish the
the Quran of this month to reflect back on on our deeds on what has been achieved and what we gained out of the month of Ramadan and what would be the proper
our farewell to this great season of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah sent to us every year.
Some of the adapt that Allah Subhana Allah told us
when we finish
a great a better
is to actually finish it.
With so far with asking Allah Subhana Allah to Allah for forgiveness.
We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah forgiveness, for our shortcomings, for our taxslayer for the things that we could have done better, but we did not do.
We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah forgiveness, because what we have done, is not worthy
of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, his
place in majesty. So Allah
We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah forgiveness, because maybe during our fasting,
we committed sins. We slipped here and there
roseola and narrated that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about the cm, a labor to Austria, when he's still following Europe tell that backbiting sometimes the talk that we may not pay much attention to burns the CM
on that cm that we worked hard for. It gets burned by words that we utter.
But then he said well, he still thought of your doctor. Oh, and he can get patched by so far, by astronaut loss forgiveness. And then he said termin stoppa and yeah TBC I'm in maraca selesai. So whomever can patch up their CRM let them do that is the best to never go into Riba but so far, we don't know what we slipped through.
We don't know what we have done. We don't know our shortcomings.
And that was the way of the Sahaba rizwana lohani him. They were more concerned
about the acceptance of their deeds when they do them.
Then doing the deeds itself because they were diligent, they were always keen on worshiping Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, but they had a seller follow him. They had a special attention, special caring for the acceptance of the deed, caboodle. Ahmed.
Allah says you tune them and I tell what to do. But Allah, Allah praise those who do their good deeds and their hearts are trembling, their hearts are fearful that they might not be accepted. We should never take it for granted. That what we do
is accepted we ask we hope with Allah subhana wa Tada. We always have mln Raja with Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah and Allah Subhana Allah to Allah in sha Allah will accept and Allah will accept from Satoshi alone except from Allah Tolkien Allah will accept from a lovely scene. But we in our own hearts, we should not take it for granted.
When we do the deeds, we should be aware and diligent. So our applause is at its highest level. So we do the deeds in the best way.
law who Minamata pain, Indeed Allah will accept from those who have Taqwa.
And then as we finish the month,
Allah told us what to do. At the end of Ramadan.
Allah says, Well, you can really took me later, when we took up the Rwanda Island mahasarakham while an accomplished group karoon. Two things Allah said that you do at the end of this month, Victrola the mention of Allah subhanho wa Taala. the remembrance of Allah during the month, our tongues, our hearts, were diligent, we were always mentioning Allah subhanho wa Taala day and night.
Our bodies were in the masjid our hearts were in the massage in
the Quran was on our tongue and then our ears all month long.
And then something gets turned off.
Allah says, When you finish the counting up from a bottle and you finish that month, the two can be really hard and that's why they eat starts with the tech beer starts with Declan loss of Hannah who watch either
one out I look on the screen and then we give thanks, we give hand we give gratitude to Allah subhana wa Tada. We thank him for making us Muslims. We thank him for giving our hearts so heed. We thank him for guiding us to fasting Ramadan. We thank him for pm Ramadan. We thank him for making us alive for giving us life into this Ramadan. And we also pray that Allah Subhana Allah will give us life toward minion I'm about to come in sha Allah, so we continue to be better and improve our UI better. While in Shackleton, calm, Allah Subhana Allah says when you thank me, I won't give you more so you thank Allah Subhana Allah to Allah for this Ramadan alone give you more Ramadan
we have to show gratitude to Allah subhana wa to Allah for the gift of from a bond for the gift of a beggar in Ramadan for the gift that he allowed us to come here are other massages to stand before Him in pm. To hear the Quran and recite the Quran during that month. Too fast to observe that great, great worship Allah subhana wa Tada
This is Allah subhanaw taala bounty This is his favor upon us.
We don't have favor upon Allah subhanho wa Taala that we observed the fast and we stood NPM Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says in the Quran, Yama, Luna la can SM Ooh, la, la La, La La, la come and had a complete Islam.
They think and he loves the kind of speaking about someone who has been well he hasn't learned some of the Arab and he would say they think that they're doing you a favor that they are Muslims.
has done them a favor by guiding them to Islam
by the La Jolla, la comunidad family man
for email Allah subhanho wa Taala for that to heed
that Allah subhanaw taala put in our heart. And for that, we thank Allah subhana wa tada for that we give him hemp, and that's why we say Alhamdulillah he lives he had done and he has a woman couldn't Lena de Lola and hidin Allah.
we asked ourselves
at the end of this month
as we bid farewell
and long for the next one, did we benefit from trauma bond? Did trauma bond
leave us with anything? Or do we just opened a page and we just closed the book and turn the page and moved on
to another month and and back to our routine.
Rahim Allah Wa, they play certain criteria and certain scales, when we each and every one of us can measure and see if we benefited from Ramadan
when he left him method will Allah if you are training
for let's say a race
you have a scale you have a timer. You know if you can either swim that distance or run that distance at a certain time, and then you at the end of the training you see if you improved
if you've gotten better
and so on and so forth.
But what are the skills are from Oban? How do we know? How do we know for ourselves that we benefited that we have gotten better? during the month of Ramadan? Ramadan elevated us that Ramadan lifted us up
that we are at a different macom at a different station after Ramadan than we were before Ramadan.
There's three different criteria, the three different scales. And of course that is different opinion. But these three different scales are easy to apply, and easy to understand for each and every one of us.
The first one is the scale of Toba.
The scale of repentance, the scale of coming back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. What do they mean by that?
Each child of Adam each son and daughter of Adam, each one of us have sins. This is a fact.
Or Osaka could be enormities. Well, he has to be Lana Savalas here, or it could be small things, things that we have shortcomings things that we don't do well.
And Rama bond
is the season for Toba
in Tel Aviv.
So in Ramadan,
most of us have done things
and quit things and abandoned things that maybe we have done before Ramadan.
things that we do that were shortcomings, and we said we aren't going to try hard. During those 30 days or 29 days from Oban not to do them. We can abandon this. This vain talk. We can invent Bandon wasting time. We're gonna abandon running our tongue for people in a bar above that people they don't want to be law.
I'm gonna do better I'm gonna do my sunon I'm gonna do daily Quran that I have not done for a while.
Whatever that is. We do better during that month. Each one of us have a higher level in Ramadan. We all feel that
that level of Toba
carries on to after Ramadan. Then we have benefited from Ramadan.
If we returned right back to exactly what we were doing before Ramadan, then we have not benefited in that scale from the month of Ramadan.
That is one
of the scales that each one of us every Ramadan, we should improve and we should repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala and we should have sins that we will abandon forever before Allah subhana wa tada
the second scale
is the one probably the most important scales of benefit during the month of Ramadan.
And that is a scale that Allah subhana wa tada specified very clearly in IR to say Yang and the verses of Surah Baqarah 183 when Allah says, Yeah, you're Latina, I'm a new coochie la cama cama. cama coochie
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are you believe, fasting of Ramadan Of course, fasting has been ordained has been been obligated upon you. Just like those who before you why. Now I like on that akun that you might achieve. taqwa. Allah says that's the goal. That's the objective of your siyam is to have Taqwa is to increase your taqwa
is to go higher up in the taqwa before Allah subhana wa to Allah. So the most important skill probably Yeah, if we benefited from cm
is do I have more taqwa? now than I did
Do I have more taco now in Chihuahua than I did in chabang?
What is taqwa?
How do I measure that?
is measurable only by how our relationship with Allah Subhana Allah to Allah is like,
and how we look at Allah subhana wa tallas observation upon us. In every single x that we do,
the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he wanted to define it, he said, and he pointed at his chest with both hands, he said at Taco Hakuna, a taco Hakuna a taco, Hakuna tacos right here. Taco is in the heart. No one can see your taco.
Taco is not a garment that we we put on. It's not a clothes that we wear. It's not something that we behavior that we put on.
It's the heart. It's the act of the heart.
And there are many definitions and details of what tech was like. One of the most beautiful ones is how I live now Vitaly Bellavia, who defined it, he said a taqwa.
He also pulmonale jelly. While I'm a little bit Tenzin. What river bill Colleen. What is their dad William Murphy. He said there are four things about taqwa. If you're achieved, you have achieved taqwa. First, how permanent Really?
hearing a lot Allah subhanho wa Taala
the old majesty Subhanallah to have the fear of Allah. The essence of the word duck was to shield the power
to shield ourselves from the anger the wrath, and the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala by obeying Him
by observing every act we do before a lot,
and hopefully minion jelly well I'm a victim zeal and to follow at 10 feet at Tenzin is two things. Quran was soon
to follow the book of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and the Sunnah of his messenger Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam, Takuma must apart from Allah says in the Quran, it follows that as much as you can lie you tell me for long enough son in law was Aha.
What will lead to have a state of content to have a state of satisfaction, pleasure with Allah subhanho wa Taala for whatever he has given us, as far as health as far as well, as far as children, as far as whatever, we are happy because that's what Allah Subhana Allah Allah has chosen for us. That's what Allah Subhana what Allah has decided that that is good for us and we are pleased with Allah subhanho wa Taala LS choice. We are pleased with what Allah subhana wa tada has gifted for us.
We are Ibiza River. Well, let's not stop
Even if all we are given is literally in our own eyes, but we are happy with it. That's part of taqwa
And the fourth one polyster Daddy, Leona rice, and matcha tea. The person who have Taqwa is always prepared for departure.
The person who has stuck on their heart
always packed their bags of dunya and ready to leave
Because this life
can end at any time, we're like brothers and sisters. No one knows.
No one knows what would happen.
And then looks up. He is aware of that fact. And he has that facts in front of his eyes, or her eyes, day and night. That this prayer could be my last prayer. This trauma Bond could be my last from a bond, this charity that I paid could be the last opportunity for me to be a charity. So that's what they do what they're doing. They do it diligently and sincerely, and they do it with enthusiasm and do it with Subhan Allah was great love to Allah subhana wa Tada.
The final scale is the scale of St. Karma
is it's the corner on the straight path is when we do all of that when we elevate our Tacoma, when we repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala is to hold steady in my Medina called Robert Allah, Who is the karma, that we have to hold steady on that path. We have to continue to be on that to start on that path is one thing, but to actually hold steady and stay on that path is another thing that takes especially man that day to special aqeedah that takes a special diligence from the Muslim, at least the corner that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala for those who have his diploma, we'll give them we'll give them a lot of pleasure. We'll give them a lot of support in this dunya at the time of death,
and when they are resurrected, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to be up them in a Latina con Robin Allahu
Allah Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah doesn't have to be genetic it comes down to I do not know y'all
wanna come see her Natasha here to come while I can see her method down. New Zealand Minister of Foreign Rahim Hakuna Matata. smartone What stuff through la Latina de la come say 1000 was suffering.
Come forward inshallah.
hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi edge mine.
Your brothers and sisters, I would leave you with a very short story of the Quran probably one of the shortest stories of the Quran, but it's highly relevant, highly relevant to our month of current our month of Ramadan.
It is a very important story. And very critical story in Surah. telegraph and it's recited and it's narrated and only two is and that's the story of one of the aroma of Benny thrown in whose name is not mentioned.
That Allah subhanho wa Taala gave them in, gave him an M and gave him the book.
And in that story, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us
that we have to contemplate and ponder upon it. Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says, What do I know him? know that Allah the attina? Who is gonna tell them
decide on Mohammed Salalah Hollywood wa sallam, the story the news
of that person that we gave our to Allah subhanaw taala gave them the book just like someone who has been given the Quran given their enemy. This was a known act to be Ireland.
And let me tell you, who I am Tina.
So what happened? Then Stella Caminha
He shaved it off. And the word was in sila.
In Arabic, to ship something off is just like when the Python the snake sheds off its skin.
And Subhanallah that is very descriptive of the state of that person, this other law fear
because Allah gave him that n and that Quran and the knowledge and I gave him everything that a person need to be so high up, and so close to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But he did not let it be deeper than a skin deep. This was so easy for him to shed off. Why? Because it was not deep in his heart. No one can shed off something that is deep in the heart. But if it is only to the skin, if it's only superficial, then it's easy to take off. And that's what happened with this person. He was taking this knowledge but keeping it out there keeping it on the surface and not getting it in 10 Sella humming ha
that's a phone with a Canon minella when and for he followed the shaytaan and he was one of the people who went astray when he has to be law.
Allah says when I was shooting a lot of fat now who Bihar and if Allah wills he would be elevated with this ayah
he had everything to be high to be an Allah Allah begin to be close man, a beginner was shahadat, he was solid him.
But what he did he choose? Well, I can now lead the Elan.
What's about Hawa he decided to stay close to the earth close down to the autumn, just like that snake that stays down there on the bottom
and followed his own desires.
And then Allah gives an example of that person who follows the dunya who follows the the the ornamentation the desires of this life. And he said tell my fellow who can tell
his example is like a rabid, rabid, breathless, restless dog. And this is the picture, the Sahaba the eroglu very well of that dog, what kind of dog the Allah subhana wa Taala is talking about in the Quran. That painting dog that could never get any rest, always breathless. Allah says in Tamil Allah yell has out at ruku yell has, if you try to push that dog away and try to attack the dog just to keep him away from you. He's panting in his restless and even if you leave that dog away alone, that dog is continues to be continues to be restless and panting.
That dog will never know any rest, will never be happy will never be satiated will never be satisfied. Because he left out Allah subhanho wa Taala he shed off the gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala
that he cannot send a message to Camila, Tina, Tina brothers and sisters. This is relevant because Allah Subhana which Allah gave us gifts during the month of Ramadan, we have to ask ourselves, are we going to shut that off after Ramadan? Are we going to leave that behind after Ramadan? Or are we going to let that goes sink that deep inside of us when it could be unsuitable when we will not be able to ever shed that off? We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to keep the gifts of our Ramadan inside our hearts. Deep inside. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to keep the benefits of Ramadan in our hearts to keep the Quran that we recited in Ramadan not just on our tongues, but deep in our hearts
to give us the understanding of the Quran to teach us more of his words and more of the wisdom and more of the Sun now Mohammed sallallahu wasallam Allahu Malik al hamdu commanderie gelato Chica have a missile tonic alarm. Happy belated man. I was a muhfucka lubaina Well, Cara Elena Khufu coalition with Jana Amina Rashi Deen Allahu metalock venomously mean, well, I mean, what happened I was following him by iraq Hosea, when I'm asked to name a llama listener Ramadan. Allah magical kasana we're gonna watch out Ramadan. I
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