What does Friday Prayer mean to You – Reflections on Surah Jumaa
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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 hookbait and hedge hooks.
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 messenger salAllahu alayhi wa sallam 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 Subhana Allah to Allah gave this OMA
the day of Joomla
and the gathering of Joomla.
And this gathering of Joomla
is so important that Allah subhanho wa Taala dedicated a surah in the Quran
surah to Juma
there is no Surah till read.
There is no Surah for other gathering and occasion
like this one that is repetitive
every single week.
The day of Joomla I was in called The Day of Joomla before
this, it was called the Aruba
and he was called a drummer because a drummer Amin's The Day of Gathering.
Because in that day, Allah Subhana Allah Allah commanded us to gather
at this particular time
to witness this important observation
particular day, that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah made it
a special day in a week.
The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, as it is narrated inside Muslim, how you do your woman fall out
Hashem su Yeoman Juma.
The best day that the sun rises upon is the day of drama.
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and our will come on the day of drama
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 in sha Allah is to go over
because in that surah
if we ponder and contemplate and read it with the bar with understanding
we will see so much
and understand so much into what this Joomla 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 subhana 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 drummer
ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala starts
with you said the holy law he Murphy Sam Artie were Matthew
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That starts with praising exalting Allah subhanahu wata Allah.
And Allah says,
All 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 here Allah chose for names.
to exalt himself with as our Allah. He said Al Malik, Al produce al Aziz al Hakim,
the King, the one
who owns and controls his dominion
I'll produce the most pure
al Aziz, the Almighty, all powerful.
Al Hakim, the all wise
and then Subhanallah to Allah says,
and I will come to the choice of one of these four names as we speak about the second idea. He said, Well, who are lazy
basophil Amina Rasul Allah Minho. It is Allah, who sent amongst the unlettered
and messenger from amongst them.
Allah Subhan Allah to Allah is the One who sent Mohammed Abdullah Abdullah salAllahu alayhi wa sallam, 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 that time there are only few handful of people that even knew how to to write or read. And the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself
So Allah says, He sent amongst those unlettered A messenger from amongst them why?
Yet through Allah him it
to recite His Ayat,
His Verses and also it can come as his signs and his proofs to show him to show them.
Who ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala 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 alayhi wa sallam,
to reintroduce, to show them
who Allah is to show them and Malik
to show them the first attribute of Allah.
Why use a 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 weren't 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 sallallahu alayhi wa sallam 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 al produce
the most pure, who send the messenger to purify people
while you eliminate them, and then to teach them
two things. Al Kitab will hikma
to teach them the Book
and the wisdom
what is the difference? The book
it comes in the meaning of to 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 Allah, it's the perfect law. It's the Sharia
where you are Lima who will Kitab
and he was so befitting in that sequence. And mele can produce al Aziz
the almighty the all powerful, he's the one that applies the law. And he's the one
that commands actions
from His servants.
And then Alexa, to teach them the wisdom to teach them the spirituality to teach them Islam. And that was befitting that ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala says he is hacking.
How does that relate it to a Joomla
because we come to a Joomla to do these four things brothers and sisters. We come here to learn yet Lu Allah him it to learn the verses and the signs of Allah subhanahu 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 Kia
we don't we don't come here to watch the guilt that we just need to do something.
We come here to get
on spirituality. We use a key him and we come here to learn
to learn our religion to learn it tab and to learn and hikma.
We're in Kenya women club Lulu field, Allah al in mobian. And indeed before this, they were an absolute ignorance and they were lost.
And then Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says,
and then the next verse
What are Kareena mean? Hum Ludmila, Coby him because the speech was about the unlettered was about the Quraishi was about the 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 Meccans 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 alayhi wa sallam, Allah says, We're Merida and there were there will be others mean home. They belong to the same OMA mean home. Lamb male, how could be him? They haven't come yet.
But they will come.
At the time of the revelation of salty drummer, 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.
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Well, who Allah is Ezel Hakim and indeed he is the most powerful, the All Wise
Delica Fabula yo te he Mejia sharp, Allah Who fugly Levine. This is indeed the greatest favor of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And Allah has the greatest favors. This is indeed a favor from Allah, a bounty from Allah subhanho wa taala, that he sent 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 Al Kitab and the wisdom and the light of Islam and spirituality.
And then Allah subhanaw 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 Benny surah.
Allah Subhana Allah says 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 had so many prophets, so many messengers.
Allah chose them, favored them, and gave them the book gave them 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, the words of Allah are towards them. It is the opposite. They're gone. They've done they have responsibility before Allah, but Allah is telling us,
Allah is warning us, not them.
Allah is telling us not to fall
into the same mistakes. Because the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam 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 send you the messenger Allah send you the book, Allah send you the wisdom and beauty
But I will give you an example of people that failed that mission. Methodology now how many Terrazza mellem yami Louisa Catherine de Maria Mila was Farah
the example the assembly tude of those who were given the 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 Allah the favor the bounty, Delica Allah, your team Aisha, that favor that Allah gave
wasn't taken care of.
And Allah says Can methylene himari Mila was Farah
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. It's 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 he's not benefiting from what these books have to offer.
Don't be like that.
Don't make your religion a burden but not benefit from it
don't make it the day of July
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 when I'm when is he going to finish and so I can run away from here. benefit from it. Use your time
be some method will call me Latina Canada will be it Allah Allahu La Jolla del Calma volley mean and then Allah Subhana Allah gives us a reminder about death
because the day of Juma
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 subhanho wa Taala 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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number verses go into this final passage when Allah subhanho wa Taala explicitly mentions the day of trauma.
And dimension is not any more 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 subhanaw taala in the previous laws, the last law he revealed before Quran before Islam and before the Sharia was the Torah
the laws that were given to the people
that Musa alayhis salam was sent to the Halacha.
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 subhanho wa Taala 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 Juma and he said, very clearly in this surah Are you Alladhina amanu either Nordea the Salah, it me, Yeoman Giamatti, federal buyer
or you believe when it is cold to the prayer of the day of Juma then leave the trade leave all interactions Loli leave all transactions
first, how will the Karela weather will be
then come hurry make effort a sow, like say when you make say,
first sow Illa decree law to the remembrance of Allah whether obey the Alikum Hiram Lycoming content Allah moon,
then Allah says VEDA, the Salah, and when the Salah is over Fanta, Shu Philip, what that will mean from Lila and then ask Allah Subhana Allah from his favor and bounty was could Allah cathedra continue to mention Allah and to remember Allah, Allah Allah come to Fionn that you may attain success. And then Allah says Ye they are out to Jonathan Allah one in Fond du Lac Ouattara Coca Cola.
But when they see
the trade or transactions or something of wordly benefit or entertainment
they would leave and it came about some people in the masjid that actually left the Juma and ran to see a caravan that just arrived in Medina. What are the Cuca called Emma 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 salah completely, to leave the gym out completely.
What Tara Kukoc Halima then Allah says called Mind Allah.
Find nama called Mind Allah He Pharaoh Minella Wamena teacher, what is with Allah what is what when you are in the masjid? When you are in tumour you are with Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the message at the end of filleted Juma because Allah Subhana Allah Allah says, called man in the law he Chiron min Allah, wa Minetti Jarrah, better and best
than 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 of a priority that we put
on making it here and making it here on time in sha Allah.
And 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 ummah with this weekly gathering
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