Channel: Bashar Shala
Jumuah Khutbah at the Memphis Islamic Center (MIC) on December 30, 2016 by Dr. Bashar Shala.
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the beloved brothers and sisters then Amen.
Each one of us
and the oma in general may go through periods that we feel that we are weak,
that we are muscled acun that we have no power or legal power. Or at least some of us might feel that way.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala always reassures us that it when we have this, Eamon and this Deen of Islam, we are never the powerless. We are never the weak party.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says when I say he knew what lifetimes I knew what and to me alone, in control of many. This verse that Allah subhanho wa Taala said, don't
feel that you are
in Hawaiian, Hawaiian is good, is being weak and helpless
and don't have sadness and sorrow. One tumor alone, you are the higher ones you are the higher party you are the more powerful one in control momineen if you only believe and these verses were revealed, right at 100 right at a time that the Father felt that they were broken, that they were actually defeated militarily, and many of their beloved
brothers were killed on the battlefield Hamza Musab and others
they were broken inside. And Allah subhanaw taala reveals these verses
is you are the higher ones. You are the more powerful party you can call home for God bless him or her Coleman. Mr. hamacher homies law
if you were hurt if you're injured, then they also get hurt and they get injured. What they'll kill a Yamanaka will have been a nurse. And here are the days in terms amongst people. Well yeah, llama la Hola, Xena. Why does that happen? A lot explains to us well yeah Allah Allahu la Vina Mmm. So a lot of yields are even on
and those who are true believers
to separate them from conditional believers. Amina nassima Yaga de la jolla house. So
the some people worship Allah subhanaw taala conditionally when something good happens,
they're good with it.
They are still believers. There was the oma, there was Islam.
But when something like the other than that happens when
fitna comes when a trial comes when a tribulation comes,
polar bear Allah, they fell down on the faces, Hassan dunya when
they lose dunya and after a
while he has a villa, Allahu la waitaki that mean comes from her. Hola Hola. bufalin while uma is so low Latina and Allah wants to test and test hard. Those who believe William and Catherine and Allah will always turn
into the non believers with the eye of displeased plus pleasure Allah is done in support
of those who do not believe in him. Even Apparently, they might have the upper hand at a certain time in history, or at a certain point.
But we have to read this Koran and interpreted and live with it, the way Allah subhana wa Taala revealed the total Sahaba to the companions Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam and his companions
the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said and let me know how you higher on La Jolla, La La human and advice for people in the strong believer
is better and more beloved to Allah than the weak one.
And in both there is good.
So what is the power? Well, how is this poor? What happens? How do we strengthen ourselves in times of adversity in times when it feels that everything is against us? And there's really no clear plan that we know off. But Allah knows best.
If we are in a situation like a hood,
if we are in a situation like 100 up, like the Battle of the trench, when the situation of the Sahaba was so dire, that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah describe it that their hearts were there the throats out of the fear. What does the moon have let his Luna
and then he started having thoughts, the best of people.
So when we see our own situation, how do we feel that we have the power, that we are the more powerful party, that Islam is Dino?
that Islam is the Dean of dignity and honor and noble See,
when everyone is attacking us for what we believe,
when everyone is
for La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Allah pseudo law, how do we get the power? How do we feel strong?
Allah subhanho wa Taala stated Torah to us. And he's measuring the temperature Salahuddin He will send them told us in many ahaadeeth what is the power of the moment and how to get there.
First is a man is to strengthen the foundation of faith. Because Allah subhana wa tada says, One to One alone income to move meaning you are the most powerful, you are the party that have the strength. If there is an if it's a conditional sentence during Latin sharqiya in quantum Meaning, if you were believers,
your true believers if you have the faith, foundation of faith,
Then the believer is strong. And the old man of strong believers is a strong woman.
But when faith is weak,
the oma is weak.
And each one in the one of us individually, becomes weak.
have faith that is unshakable.
The Sahaba were born Allahu Allah him
to strengthen the foundation of email to go back into our true Arpita
teutonia heed into believing in Allah subhanho wa Taala I lead the way he is ought to be believed in
and to have that
The second thing
is to believe always, that we are on the right path. And right always defeats wrong.
We may not be reading the final chapter.
But let's not be fooled by current events and be blinded to the truth of this man and this religion
of the Sahaba. His Honor, I love him looked at what happened in the hood. And they stopped at that time.
How would they believe what would they think?
who brought all that power and strength into EMA and into Islam, when my father made the first ambassador in Islam, they were down there on the battlefield, killed
amongst 70, other of the great Sahaba.
And the last thing that Masonic neuroma was narrated in the Sierra. The last thing he knew that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was killed. That was the rumor on the battlefield that day. What did the
man say? How did he feel?
It is directed that he said Mr. Mohammed on a lawsuit for color.
As I met him, Allah cabaco.
easing the death of the messenger sallallahu wasallam on that day, did not shake the face of Miss Abner Ahmed who lost his life shahida visa vilella
because they believed
in their Eman, they believed in the truth and they believed that whatever happens
Allah subhanho wa Taala will fulfill his promise.
Even when they lose the best leader, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
loss of Hannah's strengthen those who believe in that
many of us this morning read Soraka and it is named after young people.
someone in their team or at the most at their early 20s
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they believed in a law believed in their path. And they
were strong enough
to challenge that entire community
and to leave their own whole community. So they would not lose their faith.
They would not lose their man.
And the third factor that will give us the third factor of a man that will give us strength is believing and after.
We are people that believe in hereafter.
If we think that every justice will be done in this dunya
in front of our eyes,
our life is too short for that.
Allah Subhana Allah to Allah has his own timeline.
And Allah Subhana Allah gives the Misra gives them support and a victory when he only knows when to give it and when the people that receive it are ready for
but we are people of asset.
We have to believe that this doesn't end here.
That no matter what happens in this dunya the final chapter is before Allah subhanho wa Taala
and we saw how the Sahaba dealt with that made him in him and he was eating few dates. They were in his hand
and he heard and that battle
of better that the messengers told a lot he was telling them saying no one that get killed today unless he is
he threw the date he did not want to finish his little lunch.
He said back in Buckhead in Atlanta Vila, this life will be too long if I waited
till I finished those dates.
And he was one of the Shahada of better.
And the fourth factor of Eman
is believing. In other we know the articles of man are six. And the sixth one is believing in Qatar of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we don't look at something and become desperate and go into sadness and despair about why it happened and why is it happening to us? And why is it happening to us now?
Why me Why us?
When we believe in the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala
we believe in what he said, Allah you see banner in lemma katapola, hula, hula hula while Allahu ciliata What can you me noon
Nothing will happen to us, except for Allah Subhana Allah to Allah has ordained for us.
he is our supporter, he is our molar amongst the panelists. Subhana Allah is with us, no matter what.
While Allah He fell, yet the what kellele mommy noon, so have to work God have reliance on Allah Subhana Allah to Allah if we have faith, the believers will do that.
Nothing will happen except by the, by by the decree of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. We know in the famous Hadith,
when the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
be known, let it be known to you, that no good can reach you.
Even if everyone tried to benefit you, except with something that Allah has already decreed and ordained for you, and no harm can touch you.
Even if the whole world is against you,
except for something that Allah subhanho wa Taala has already decreed and ordained.
I can see.
These are the elements of even if we believe in each one of them, then the heart is strong.
When the heart is strong, then that strength of the believer will appear in their in their words, and in their actions.
So what actions do we take for strength?
Allah says, well, that tenez Oh, fat actually. What does her body
don't have quarrels and conflicts amongst your own selves? for Deaf Shalu you will fail you will be weakened what doesn't have to come and your strength will be gone
by believing in a whole Watson Amen.
Well I personally will be heavily levy Jamie on well as
when factions this unite.
They're easily defeated.
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And then the second act of strength is seven
is to have that endurance, that patience, because Allah Subhana Allah to Allah will always test us will always test our fellow runner he man.
We cannot stay in a comfort zone. That's not how Allah Subhana Allah treats the believers. Look at the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam look at the life of his companion. It was non stop, non stop trial after trial after trial.
It never ended.
Because Allah Subhana Allah Allah wants us to show our email and our server
Our insurance or patience,
you Allah, Xena amanu espero wasabi row rabito Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us very clearly oh you believe if you have that foundation of a man that we just spoken about,
then have fun.
And then you will have rebirth rebirth is being standing there in strength.
It's a one path
that leads to another.
Sometimes we might feel a
little helpless, weak, little powerless.
And there is nothing wrong by turning to Allah subhana wa Taala to get that strength to renew our strength.
The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
hit the lowest point.
In a day when he went to a pif expelled from his house from his from Makkah, he left to a five he was not allowed to return back home.
That's before the hedra.
That's before the immigration of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam and his companions
and the Sahaba were still little in number. And the data the calling to a law that Islam wasn't going anywhere.
Not many new people were coming in.
And the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam felt
weakness, the human weakness,
not the weakness of email.
And then we turn to Allah subhana wa Tada. And those words that the Sierra,
give to us. And he says Allahumma la cache qu Botha What's he? What can letter he let's see you honey Elena's to you I complain to you I take refuge in You I take refuge
from the weakness of my strength
from inability to fulfill my mission
from the humiliation
that I suffer from people.
And at that point, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he was turning to Allah Subhana Allah. He didn't say Oh Allah I complained to you about their stubbornness. I don't I complain to you about their arrogance. I complain to you about their wrongdoing. He didn't say that. He was projecting all the blame, if there is to be any blame upon himself for Lola Hadi who said that he was standing the third Allah subhanho wa Taala
asked him Allah to help him be better to help him be stronger to give him a way to deliver the Dharma his mission. He's a messenger of Allah is his purpose is to give the message
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the close people the family. They turned their backs on me
butanna but died at that time.
The rest of Betty Hashim other than those who went to the Prophet sallahu wa sallam turned her back on his on the messenger Quraysh his tribe turned his back on him.
Amelia died in Malacca Hua Marie or to the other people like the people of Nepal.
But then he said he Lamia comica, Audubon Allah yes Allah Abadi. As long as you are pleased with me, and you have no wrath or anger towards me. Then it doesn't matter.
When we are tested by Allah subhanho wa Taala we have to show a law from us what he wants to see
from the believers show the strength of a man show our man in Africa sure he man in Qatar in the destiny that Allah subhanaw taala put forward
chose the unity of this oma
that we are one heart
and have the suburb that Allah subhanho wa Taala
wants us to have.
Wonder how La quwata illa Allah is no power. There's no mind except with Allah subhanho wa Taala. If we turn to anything else, to get the strength, Allah will never give us that strength.
Unless we turn to him to match us my own was tough for a law, the mighty welcome, fair, wholesome suffering.
Again, come forward and fill in every gap. We have many people outside.
Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was salam, Allah Muhammad Anwar, he was a train.
of the Muslim community
is in the strength of each and every one of us. And the strength of our future is in the strength of our youth,
of how we raise them, how we teach them, what we give them to go forward.
And it is allowed in the hookah and the second hope that we get to talk about some community issues. So I will just bring to you that this project that we are building at MMIC
is build around the future of Islam is looking forward
to what Islam can be right here.
in Memphis, Tennessee and North America and the West.
No matter how weak we feel today.
No matter how powerless we feel,
we have to have the faith and the man
of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah will raise his work.
And the believers always have the honor and the dignity of Islam and Amen. And we have to raise our children to be proud of who they are, and be proud of their religion. Be proud to be believers and people of faith of Islam,
unapologetically Muslims because Islam is the deen is the right religion of truth. And there is nothing to apologize for the actions of those who do not represent us who deviate from the path of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam we have nothing to apologize for it.
So that project that we're building is not just bricks and mortars, brothers and sisters.
It is the place what we believe
that Allah Subhana Allah will put his light in it
msgid in Allah Subhana Allah to Allah ordained for to happen in this land, be Willa in sha Allah
and for our future generations
to be proud of who they are
to have the future that we are trying to build for them.
This project brothers and sisters going forward, but it cannot go forward without all of our help. Each and every one of us united on the deen of Allah subhana wa Tada. We want to build it from the heart.
Not just to have a building, but to have a building that's vibrant, was a man with teaching of Islam and with the future for our youth.
inshallah, briefly after the Juma prayer, we will have a fundraiser because we need to go forward at this point. And you can see how many people are praying outside and in the hallways. We need a place for this religion to continue to thrive he is Neela and it is our responsibility each and every one of us to make this happen. At this point shortly everything is going forward nonstop.
And in sha Allah our projected date of completion when we pray over there are Jamal or Tara we will be in the summer of 2018
is only about 18 months away.
And about 40 about 36,000 square feet will be ready for us to use.
But that cannot happen unless we give the money that is needed for that project.
To keep it forward and have the faith that when we give we are putting that in the hands of Allah subhana wa to Allah for the future of Islam,
in our community for the future of our children.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala to give us the trophy and to let us all be united and to strengthen our hearts and strengthen our actions. And to give a father and a man about the law in the law a little bit ugly Well, it's anyway it's a little corba why enhan is pressure when moon carry will belly? Yeah, overcome that I look into the Quran Academy scholar