Channel: Bashar Shala
Jumuah Khutbah by Dr. Bashar Shala on Nov 11, 2016 @ Memphis Islamic Center
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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that we have faith and they will not be tested. Indeed, we have tested those before them and we shall test them so it would be revealed. Those who are truthful, those who are strong, those who are steadfast and they believe and those who have no strength, those who are liars, those who are hypocrites, Allah subhana wa tada will send the Bella will send the test on everyone. He will send it on individuals He will send it on a family will send it on the community will send it on the on the entire oma can be tested as well.
And Allah Subhana Allah to Allah made that as soon as a way that repeats itself, and so many examples that come to our own math over and over and over again. That we would reflect upon and have no
Am Rahim Allah said that every believer
would have only one of four possible responses to every calamity to every hard time that befalls upon him or herself. There's only one or four possible responses that could happen. The first column or the first possible response is that I just as the response of panic, or despair.
And he said, that is McConnell. That is the macom of people who are not happy, not satisfied, not settled in their faith, not settled with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And he said, that is the lowest of faith, that is the lack of a man.
And then he said, the second macom is the Mocambo it is wajib. That is the macom. That is the least
expected from the ones who have faith and believe, and that is
the response of God to endure, to accept,
to have that endurance
and to have sobered upon what Allah subhanho wa Taala has ordained.
And then he said, the one bit above that is more common
is the acceptance with content.
That's what regal is,
is to be content with with with that, not only to have fun, but to be content with a hard time.
And he said, for him a whole lot no karyam there is a free laugh between the scholars whether that is wajib or not. Some scholars believe that that content is also logic
that isn't obligatory upon the believers. And then he said the highest Malcolm, Malcolm Shakur.
The fourth possible response to every calamity is to thank Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and to be grateful, grateful for the calamity that befalls the believer.
And he said that his entire family man, that is a sign that that person Have a good day man, holy man.
Allah Subhana Allah to Allah since any calamity, any possible adverse events upon the believers for one of two reasons
either to test
let us measure what's in our hearts. How do we know
or to strengthen our
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Allah subhanho wa Taala said some people have a conditional
worship with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Yeah, would you like to have a I would
have a conditional agreement conditional
thing in his email, if everything is great, and things are going that the way that that person like
then they're fine.
They have a good relationship with Allah subhanaw taala in their hearts, our content.
But when things are not going the way they like,
then inquire about allergy. When you fall back to fitna, Allah says when the test fitna happens in Allah Allah He, they fall upon the face.
Well, he has to be la Misawa raffia
Hassan, Julia was after all, they lose dunya and after all, why do they lose dunya because on top of the fitna on top of the calamity, on top of what Allah subhanaw taala sent to test them, they fell on to that despair, they fell into that hopelessness, they fell into depression. Their hearts are now discontent with what happened to them. And Subhan Allah, it is discontented with the content of Allah subhanho wa Taala and lost the relationship with Allah subhana wa
Allah that would be the most calming, that would be the thing that would let the heart
be most happy no matter what happens out there.
So their life is miserable.
Their existence is terrible.
And when accurate, it is even worse.
And Alexa danika Whoa, whoa, whoa Serrano, Navin, that is the absolute ultimate loss.
But the opposite to that is that Tibet
is strength, steadfastness.
You submit, Allahu Allah, Xena, amen. We've been calling
for the hair to do.
Allah subhanaw taala give this strength and it's about to the believers in this life and in the
So, there are three
things that we need
to have the bat to have that strength and set practice fastness at three positions, as I said,
First, as a better aladeen
to have steadfastness upon our religion of Islam,
to have this beat upon Islam,
this is what we have to hold on strong.
Less than Canada to Allah.
In the Quran gave us the example
of our faith.
He said, lm para, que todo de la mesilla Kalamata, Toshiba kashia, gelato. Jonathan for you back us low health habits or for half a summer.
That's the shadow of he man. He man the faith, Allah subhanaw taala give the example the parallel like a good tree. its roots or habits
And its branches Way up high in the sky.
And the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would pray always to have this Tibet.
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The second time we would ask for a setback or we would have to have this the bat the strength is in times of adversity
in terms of calamity in terms of fitting.
And the third is in times of death. You submit for LA Latina Amman for the hair to dunya of LA and the time when we meet Allah subhana wa Tada.
So what are the things
that will give us best friend? How do we acquire
that strength? It is not something that we just have and we're born with.
When I've seen one master, we're happy to do our wah
wah ha ha ha ha. We have tarbiyah we strengthen our own selves. Just like we work out our bodies to strengthen it like people spend hours at the gym to strengthen their bodies. There are ways to strengthen our Eman.
So we would have steadfastness when calamities and adversities and don't things don't go our way. We would have strength we would have resolve.
And some of these things, I will just
do 10 of them but there are many others.
The first thing is a Koran. Because Allah Subhana Allah gave us this quote on very clearly and it says that in the Quran itself.
Allah subhana wa calella. Zina cafaro la la la la la la vida. Khazali Kelly new St. Peter v. Ferrara.
Allah says, They asked you why wouldn't that be called this and be revealed to us one book, Allah says, We revealed it to have to give you the step at
a lot of yield at one verse after the other because it helped the messenger so lewa to send them have to have the strength and the resolve.
And how many days do you remember in the Sierra and the life of the messengers a little while he was sending them what he said down and just enjoyed life?
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Allah says this for an it was revealed.
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to give steadfastness and strength to the believers
this quarter and when we go back to it,
this is our gym.
This is the source of strength.
There is nothing
that we need to ask for that is not in that book. That is not in the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala
The second thing is Victrola he will now Allah is the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala Yeah, you're Latina Manu is an Akita. And
first butuh was Kuru la kathira lockira.
When you face your enemy, be strong, be steadfast and mentioned a lot a member of Lhasa, kind of what the honor? Where do we get our strength from? It is not it's not from Allah.
It's from, not from the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala an Abbe de la he took my inner loop. It is indeed was the mentioned with the remembrance of Allah the hearts were settled, if your hearts are, if our hearts are trembling, there is some fear, there's some anxiety, there's some apprehension, there's some doubts, how do we take all of that away? How do we do it all of that? A law?
let alone fall in the heart that a lot be in our hearts and then nothing else can be there. No anxiety, no fear, no doubt can be in the heart as long as Allah subhanaw taala is on our hearts and on our tongues.
And then the time to follow the follow the the word alone David His messengers to lie to you or send them
one email you as soon as he de la Cana higher on the home watershed that bita if they do what they have been admonished what they had been advised to do, it would be better for them and they would become stronger.
So that is that brings us to number four and that is to hold on to the book to the Quran and the Sunnah of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. If you want to be strong, as people as community, we follow the guidance of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam
he can maintain a spectrum between tabula rasa Kitab Allah He was a Neti aka makalah sallallahu wasallam.
The fifth thing is lumen Gemma
is to be with the group of Muslims.
Allah subhanho wa Taala said, well let another alpha tester do what they do. What's the rule in the Bahamas slavery, don't have conflict, don't disperse into groups, then you will fail then you will be weak then you will have no strength.
And the messenger sallallahu wasallam said in misshapen as a Boolean Stan.
The shape bond is the predator of the believers, just like the wolf is the predator of the sheep.
And then he said
dip the wolf yaku a shadow Cossio and now here, look at the wolf. How when the wolf will as a predator will attack the the herd of sheep, he will take the one sheep that's away from the hurt.
And the messenger is allowed to send them as we all know what I was on him. He was a shepherd.
So he knows is the sheep, the one sheep that goes walks through that door that that that tried to be away from the herd from the group. That's the one that will be eaten by the wolf. And he said the same thing. The shaitan will go to the one that's away from the group.
He said Dalai Lama while ama was Masjid, he said stay with the group of Muslims stay with the main community and stay with the masjid.
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Number six to reflect upon the stories of a solid team
kulana kasana Come on man was happy to be here for IRA. And Tom is not helpful to go over many of the stories that are in the Quran that Allah Subhana Allah decided us and told us how we brought him and he said them was tested how he as a young boy stood before a nun rude, one of the worst tyrants in the world. And he was not afraid, and even thinking he was thrown in a blazing fire.
And he was challenging one of the worst tyrants. Moses stood before for
a moment Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stood before the tyranny of courage.
And then number seven, keep a safari high, especially for the young brothers and sister. Keep good friends. Keep good company.
There is nothing more important than that. And Moreau, Allah Dini kalila
you are on the religion of your friends of your companions. So look, who are who your friends are.
And then put yourself in the service of Islam. Allah Subhana Allah says in Thomson, Allah Hi. Um, so while you submit academic calm, if you want to be strong, if you want to have that resolve, in terms to the law, young SOCOM, if you serve the religion of Allah, if you support the call of Allah, Allah will support you alone will give you that strength, and you submit academica will give you the steadfastness and that resolve that you need. And Allah knows there's no more time in our history, a lot of Ireland
that we need that resolve, not because we are tested more than those before us. Because the law knows that the gilas was a hotbed degeneration of the Sahaba was tested harsher than anyone else. But because our resolve
I'm speaking for myself is weaker than probably any generation in the history of Islam. And we need we need that resolve to face what we are facing today.
And number nine, we need not to be in the ranks of transgressors.
We need to be of those who advocate justice and fairness and we need to advocate justice and fairness to others before we even just advocated for our own selves.
And last but not least is Don't forget to draw because Allah subhanho wa Taala told us more McKenna colome in the corridor, Robin after Luna to Nirvana, what is so often sci fi and Marina was a bit of dampener. Allah told us that
that will give us the Tibet that will give us the resolve and the messenger sallallahu wasallam. would, would would make that supplication will make that Allahumma Lucas Tibet as well as the meta Allah rushed along in Dennis Lucas a better film well as the metal approached, a whole new mattress mount was tougher a lot of the money will come from some suffering.
Make your way to the front and shallow we have people that need to come
or make room in the back.
And hamdulillah horrible al Ameen. salat wa salam O Allah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ultramarine. And my
dear brothers and sisters,
we all know that we in this country just went through
a very difficult and contentious election.
So for those who placed
for those who place their hopes
in a political candidate,
they may be disappointed that candidate lost the election and will not be in charge.
And for all those who plays dead hopes and Alor know that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah is and always will be in charge.
Allah will be in charge for the next four years. Allah subhanaw taala will be in charge for the next 40 years, the next 400 years and Allah Subhana Allah to Allah will be in charge, the day of judgment and to eternity.
As Allah always has been.
I just want to share a few words with you, brothers and sisters before we shave our beards and take off our jobs and, and before we change our Muslim names or apply for an immigration visa to Canada.
Let's remember a few things.
Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, Allah Allah Malik al mulk. To Tim welcome and Tisha, what ends the commitment
to resume and Tisha were to
be ethical hire one child in nacala condition,
oh, Allah, God, Master of the dominion, you grant power, to whomever you will. And you take power, from whomever you will. You honor whomever you will, and you humble whomever you will.
Oh, good is in your hands to panic.
And you are
all powerful, capable of all things. This is our Lord, this is a lots of power.
if we have any doubts, or if we think whatever befalls
is not desirable. A lot told us well, I sent a crochet in. Well, who I don't know
why I turned to him who said, well, who was Sharon lako, Allahu
Allah. Allah says, sometimes you might, like something to happen, and it's not good for you.
And you might hate something.
And it's good for you. Because Allah knows and you know not.
the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that anything that happens, is already ordained, and it's already written.
And the promise of Allah subhanho wa Taala, if we believe it, that whatever happens, the Abode and the end is for the believers. Why the lava levena minko while I'm in a solid heart, they establish a lot of chemistry.
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This is why the law, Allah started this verse in Surah, number 55. Promise a lot of promises and a lot of promises in the Quran. Please have no doubt.
Allah says, I promise you
if you believe
and you do the righteous deeds, why musala have these two conditions here?
That you will have the sealaska and not that you will have
what Allah Subhana Allah created us for and you drive and fill up the Khalifa
to have a mobile
car to do justice to do the right thing to do the righteous things on this earth. Get my stuff left and live in amicably What are you making them in a ledger? That the religion will be established that Allah Subhana Allah is pleased with while you were dilemna home in the healthy him Amna and no fear will be there that have safety and me
and inshallah in this land and in every lamp
so don't despair, don't worry. Allah says well letter he knew a letter has no one to Milan in crypto money.
Don't put your heads down.
You are. You have the upper end You are the higher and Windows I wasn't allowed to Allah revealed this when the messenger was bleeding.
He revealed this verse when he said that he knew he knew when the messenger his teeth were broken.
And the Sahaba were looking at 17 people killed in front of them. And they were they were climbing the mountain of a hood
being chased by a victorious army of police and then a lot of deals while after he knew
that he knew well.
It's a phase.
Well, antimalaria alone. You are the higher ones. You will be victorious and don't worry. Is it just one page
one little thing,
one little test.
brothers and sisters, it is time we shake off the shark and spring into action.
This is not a pep talk for me or you, it is the place where we decide what we need to do.
Now what we need to say,
activism is not an option.
We have to invest in our youth, we have to get involved. We have to be visible as Muslims, and unapologetically Muslims.
Because we have nothing to apologize for.
And we have to be a positive influence on the society around us. We have to be good neighbors.
We have to let others recognize Islam, not by the words and the pamphlets that we give them, but by the actions that we do in this society. But the good things.
Each one of us have to be an ambassador of Islam, or representative of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because even if we don't think we want to, we are whether we want it or not. That's how everyone looks at every single one of us. Whatever you do out there, whether you're an IT girl, most of the store, and your gas station, in your clinic, in your office, you are representing Islam, every one that sees you things, this is a Muslim, how am I going to be treated by this Muslim, you are an ambassador.
Get involved in charity, get involved in philanthropy, get involved in good deeds. And be careful, be safe times are not
the best for us out there. We have to make sure our brothers are safe, our sisters are safe.
Take these safety measures we will take the safety measures in Sharla here at MIT and other masajid but we know when you see the name of Allah Helena, nothing will be followed except what Allah Subhana Allah has ordained for us, but we will take every safety measure.
I will leave you with this one little story. And I know it's taking a little bit long. But just to know how Allah Subhana Allah to Allah when he sends these things, he makes us stronger.
Reflecting on the staff of Moosa, how Allah to Allah made him a stronger, he trained him the first time the first encounter that I had with Allah Subhana Allah and his staff was on the mountain. When Allah Subhana Allah spoke to Musa for the first time, he asked him to throw he commanded him to throw that stuff that I saw, and it turned into that snake. What did Moosa do? He ran, he was frightened. One lamb would be run
musataha in the hula, hula Dr. Martin Luther ran away as Allah Subhana Allah says he was so frightened. A lot called him back, come back.
off center either has.
The second time
was when he was facing the wizards and the magician's in front of Pharaoh. It was a challenge. It was a tough time. And then they threw throws their magic first. And when they did that, he bowed to him. You even said to him, and it looked like their magic looked like snakes. What happened to Moosa? The old JSF enough sci fi fan, Mussa. So, fear is okay. We can have a little of that. Moosa had little fear in his heart, not like the first time when he around.
He had little bit of fear in his heart, but he didn't show it.
the second time. And then Allah Subhana, Allah told him to throw his staff and, and he was victorious. But the third time, the third time, was the real test.
The real test when Rita and his entire people, when all states were just in one thing, when they were trapped between the sea and the army affair.
And then the Israelites got despair and frightened and they were screaming to move that we wanted to bring us How did you get on
out of our homes and brought us here in Malibu dracoon, certain death is coming to us. And Moosa didn't know at all what was gonna happen. He had no revelation from Allah yet. All he said What did he say at that time?
He had no fear. He said Kela in a merrier, A, B, C, and D.
No, a law is with me, and he would find a way.
And then Allah said, Dr. Dr. Sock and then throw your staff at the seat.
We have to be strong.
The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was with Abu Bakr in a cave.
And obachan was afraid.
He was he had anxiety
and, and he had tears in his eyes. And the messenger sallallahu wasallam said I think what's wrong?
And he said if they kill me, I'm just a man that they kill you that I slow up. You're the message
What did the messengers do send them said? Said Latin in the law hermana
in the law hermana Don't worry. Allah is with us. Brothers and sisters Don't worry. Don't worry. A lot is with us.
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