Channel: Bilal Philips
Sheik Bilal continues to discuss the moral foundation of Six Pillars of Faith.
Jumuah Khutbah @ Masjid Bin Zaid
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Brothers and sisters,
today we continue
to look at the pillars of fish
that we began
looking many years before.
We're looking at
the pillars of faith, from the perspective of their significance in our lives, how they will transform our character, to make it the character
which follows the characteristics of Prophet Muhammad.
When asked what is the character,
his character was
the character as the truth
When followed, followed, sincerely
transforms his or her character into the exemplary character of the truly righteous individuals in this life. And this is what we should be striving for. And I stress the importance of understanding the Pillars of Islam, the pillars of faith, from the perspective of
modifying, changing, improving
human character, to bring it
to that optimum level, about which
we have to return
to perfect for you, the highest of
is the pillar of belief in the last day,
leave in the last day your
belief in the last day.
First and foremost means belief
that every human being will die
and the time will come, when they will be resurrected.
Every human being will die and the time will come when they will be resurrected.
When they die,
belief in the last day is belief that when we die, there is no coming back in this life.
Once we die, a value is set
nobody can come back
and nobody can communicate
and you should have
because this is a misunderstanding found in manufacturing.
not truly understanding what the only means
that there is no coming back.
by way of
by way of deeds etc. There is no coming back. It is a one way trip.
The concept of reincarnation is completely rejected by this belief.
And it is not a belief which Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam brought into the world which was unknown before it is sad.
teachings of Prophet Jesus, and Moses and Abraham, and as Adam, himself, the first human being and first prophet.
So the idea that we may go to the graves of those who consider to be
righteous men, pious individuals, and
to help us
is a false idea.
This is a trick which Satan has placed
those before us, the followers of Jesus, they believe that
they pray to the saints. This is particularly amongst the Catholics. First of the deviated Christians.
Participants came after them and rejected certain practices, but they were the first
Of course, they want to trust true followers of Jesus, that's true followers of Jesus didn't have this belief. And they didn't practice these things. But the Catholic world believes
they have a faith for everything.
If you lose things, there's a special thing for that. If you want something which is impossible is a special sense of the impossible. If you're going on a journey, there's another thing His name is St. Christopher, except that, about 25 years ago, the pope announced to Christians
struck from the list of sets
they have, since people who have righteous people in their consideration died and they call on them.
That is a trick which Satan has done among people
to believe that we can call on others besides
in the messages before and then
call on me and I will answer your
that is the true belief. And that is the consequence of belief in the last day. So belief, in the last day,
to be true, requires that the believer does not call on anyone besides a law, who has died.
No matter how
even Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam should not be called on
giving sounds to you, he said, Yes. Give salons to me.
But he didn't say call on me.
And if that was intended,
just as he was as easy for him to say, give salons to me, wherever you are, to let you know, you don't have to go to his grave to give.
You can give
But he didn't say call on me and I will answer your prayer he didn't.
And those who promote
a lie of misguidance which is in fact,
this is calling on others besides the law. So believe in the last day is a belief which requires giving
these ideas, these false ideas of calling on others besides a law who cannot help us in any way in this life.
Secondly, relief from the last day involves belief in the supreme justice.
That last day, the resurrection is a resurrection for judgment
and that judgment will take place.
I'm not judgment will be fair and just because the law is
As he describes himself, he has been this just
and his judgment
let us know
that all human beings who have existed in this world
without a shadow of a doubt that he is the most just, there would be no doubt
he could have created us,
and some of us in Paradise, and some of us
could have done that just from beginning, as I
reported that he said,
Don't you know that the last way to paradise in hell, and you created inhabitants for each?
Don't you know that a lot of created paradise and hell, and he created inhabitants for each.
So from the time he created us,
he allows us to live our lives. And to know at the end of this,
that if we are going to it is because we chose it.
And if we're going to paradise, it's because of the mercy and the grace of Allah
describes some of those who begin to help.
They don't plead with him about the fairness of his judgment in a law says in the 32nd chapter, that
If only you could see the time when the sinners would bow their heads.
We have now seen and heard,
so send us
and we will do righteous deeds.
Indeed, we now believe with certainty.
They plead for another chance
to go back and do righteous deeds.
They don't trust your judgment, because they know that they have chosen.
law says there, but if they were returned to this world, they would certainly go back to what was forbidden to them. Indeed, they are liars.
Indeed, they are liars.
understanding this life, as we understand that
he wouldn't bring us back to the understanding of hell and paradise as a certainty. Because then what would be the test.
So if we came back
to what we are now, you'd end up doing the same things that we did and end up in the same place, asking for the same thing.
And at the same time, he is
His grace. And
on that day, when the judgment comes, we will know with certainty that it is the grace of the law, for those of us that are blessed
with being on the rise, we will know in certainty, that it is only the grace of
mother we didn't make any effort. Because of course,
allows Grace is for those who may,
not for those who have made more effort,
belief in the Day of Judgment,
belief in the resurrection
should be real in our lives for to have an impact.
We commonly say things that we don't really believe
We commonly say things that we don't really believe.
if the time comes, if the judgment comes, and I came to believe in the last day is a false belief, it's a false claim, then it will be of no benefit for us,
it will be of no benefit for us at all. So it is very important for us
to make a sincere commitment to believe
in the last day
to truly accept this concept of the last day in our hearts,
so that it can have an impact in our lives. And you know, action is the cause.
We are no different in our actions
in our way of thinking, in our conversation,
in our dealings with other human beings around us,
from those who don't believe
in the last day,
then we have to question
what is the state truly of our belief?
So what is that character? What are the characteristics
in the last day,
first and foremost, one of the leaves in the last day has a calculating personality, calculating personality, meaning that he or she is very careful about what they do in this life.
They're careful about the deeds they check themselves regularly. Check their intentions, check the actions, check the goods, they're constantly checking themselves, taking themselves to account.
They follow for example,
that we ever believed in,
should speak or be silent.
Whoever believes in a law on the last day should speak
or be silent.
So we have to ask ourselves is that how we function
much corruption, much inappropriate statements coming from
If that is the norm of our conversation about communication, then they have to say that the truth,
whoever truly believes in alarm, the last day will
So we shouldn't be known amongst our
our friends, we shouldn't be known as a person who speaks good.
If we're known as that,
then that is confirmation of the sincerity and the truth of our belief in the last day.
the more good we speak, and the less evil we express.
we are able to measure it in this life. Because somebody will say, how can you judge the degree of a person's belief?
How can we judge the level of our belief in a lot of the last things the prophet SAW, Selim gave us this scale.
It is possible to judge ourselves
and we need to consciously think about what we say
what comes out of our mouth
because it's proof.
It's proof for others around us. And it's proof for ourselves.
difficult to achieve?
Very simple. The principle is not complicated.
But difficult to achieve it requires real work. Because the temptation is
to join people in
mindless evil. speech is great.
That is what most people are talking.
They're complaining about.
That's what that's what is the name of our speech. We just stop and think for a minute.
What did I talk about? Since silicon fudger this morning?
Since I woke up after silicon,
what do I talk about at my workplace?
What do I talk about?
With my children and my friends?
These are the science.
We're still alive, it is still possible for us to catch ourselves.
One should have a firm an uncompromising personality
and uncompromising personality.
One was six was
because he or she knows they will be held to account.
this 100 say, the evens are not the same.
Even though the abundance of evil may amaze you
though the abundance of evil may amaze you.
And we see so much evil and the evil seems to be getting away with
them, it might seem to us what's the difference?
What's the difference?
When you go in your job,
and you find your
committee, offenses, pocketing money, stealing property.
Everybody's doing it. nobody's getting
the supplies every month.
this property is given to you to use in the office, it is for the office use not for your personal use not to take home, distribute amongst your family members.
But everybody else is doing it.
And they seem to be getting.
So the call to join them is great.
But if we believe in the last day, we stand firm.
Whenever that is says
yes, I'm worried about it.
You may not be worried about it, but I'm worried about it.
Because I know the consequence, I will have to meet it at another point in time.
And know that every property of your brothers that you take, it will only be fire in your bellies on the Day of Judgment.
With every property of the brothers that you take, will only be fire in your bellies, on the day of judgment. That is the end result. That should be enough to stop us
the last major characteristics and characteristics. The last major characteristics is a confident characteristic. That one has a confident personality.
does not worry
what may seem to be that they may get away. They're committing evil, there doesn't seem to be any judgment for them.
They don't question this, they are confident that doing the right thing will benefit them on a day to come.
Doing the right thing will benefit them as an asset.
Is there any reward for good, other than good.
So we do the right thing you feel confident
that we will
if we choose not
And we instead
use the monies that we actually have to buy or use.
even if it breaks down, and we have to pay more money.
With every hour that we pay for that used car, staying within our means, rather than buying a nice, shiny new one,
While your family feels happy when you're driving, it
just gets you from A to Z. That's it.
About one cheaper one
that you spend your money in for the sake of avoiding the
any form of Riba you're trying to avoid doing the right thing?
at its best, and allow a multiplier on the day to come. And you feel confident about it feel like, Okay, I'm doing it because yeah, that's what I'm supposed to do. I wish I could be the other one. And you know, in your heart, your heart is still there, right? You're
still attached to want that shiny new one that
creates in that individual sense of confidence. They know.
And they know.
And they don't feel ashamed, because there's nothing to be ashamed about, shall we be ashamed about pleasing?
That is a big mistake. We should never feel ashamed about doing the right thing.
So this is a belief in the last day called Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he was that example.
He was the classical example of what we just spoke about.
And that is why a lot
for the example
of one of the leaves in the last day
someone will have
from the palm tree covered by a thin skin from leather,
which didn't prevent the flowers from sticking through and leaving the impression on his body when he would get up.
This was the example of the Prophet of
He was confident of the Word
of the Day of Judgment.
He didn't feel ashamed
to live simply and you
elevating him so when he would come along his companions and they were all sitting down, and some of them got up to stand for him. As
The features in
don't stand for me.
One who desires people to stand for them in this life, we'll be standing in the hairstyle the next.
He forbade them for standing.
When people came
from other regions, to meet him, to discuss with him
cuz they're expecting to see somebody in fancy robes, you know, sitting on a throne and looking like
an important figure that he was indistinguishable from his companions. They would just say, he's the one that was the
one in the corner. They're
very different from the rest.
And he felt confident about it. And that is the example of simplicity
If one was conscious of whatever he did, he would always ask
did I harm anybody?
He would ask if anybody
in his household. Why His servants would say he never commanded us to do they never charged us for doing anything wrong.
A person who was careful about everything that he said and did.
I asked her
to give us the awareness of the last day