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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu wa he was Salam ala Ana de Hill Karim. Allah he have a lot of solder to atomic test lean rubbish actually solder a wire silly Embry Washington awkward attend melissani F gohil coli, my brothers and my sisters a set em or at eco water moto lahi woebot our cattle Today is Thursday April 29 2021 and it is the 17th day of Ramadan 1442 17 days gone just like that. So panela tonight is the 18th night of Ramadan. And on Sunday night we will begin the 21st night of Ramadan the last 10 nights will begin on Sunday night and shallow tat so we only have a few more days of this month of Ramadan in fact a few more days
until we reach the middle of this month and we know that once the middle of the month comes there's a whole bunch of emotions that start to be thrown left right and center there's the emotions of the fact that the month of Ramadan is coming to an end for some people that's a happy thing a joyful time for other people that said right that this blessed month of Ramadan is going to be leaving us all the beautiful live streaming that we've been having together is going to most likely slow itself down drastically once again
you know the that that feel of Ramadan just won't be there anymore. So that's a sad moment. We also have people thinking and getting ready for aid even though this year aid for us over here in Toronto or in the GTA
and as well as across the Ontario province is going to be one spent at home
you know we're still going to prepare for it we still get dressed nicely we will still get up early in the morning do our F code you know still enjoy some nice food at home and shot log ins I'm pretty sure that people will be dropping things off at at you know each other's homes.
You know, doing some porch drop offs and stuff like that. So you know hamdulillah that's there.
And you know there's there's also the last 10 nights where where we give it all we've got and so we either dedicate our entire time towards a bed or some people start to celebrate already. And we hope that you know we can maximize from this month of Ramadan and give it as much time as possible right up until the last seconds of this blessed month. Today in sha Allah Allah we look at two sources of the Quran Surah ambia the prophets and surah to
Hajj right so what are the Hajj
These are two beautiful sources of the Quran. First off salt and they're talking about a number of the different prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala were more more specifically the message that they were conveying and who they were conveying it to. And then we also see sought after the Hajj that has a lot of lessons in it related to Hajj related to Makkah or being in the state of home pilgrimage and so on.
And it's a sorter that we you know, get a lot of
a lot of insight
towards or for.
For hygiene pilgrimage. We also see the story of Ibrahim alayhis salaam related to Hajj in the building of the Kava has been is going to be mentioned in that sorta the story of Ibrahim alayhis salam is here in Saudi Arabia as well and in you know, multiple different sources across the Quran.
So let's begin with salata. ambia and shout Allahu Allah Ruby Lahaina, shavon rajim Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim ii aquatera Darlene cvsa boom boom v hoffler. Team.
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one in the verse in the first two verses of surah two and the verse number one in to Allah Subhana Allah says if katella Benny Nancy He said,
The time of people's judgment as drawn near so the time of our judgment has come very close to us, while home via fled marcelito and yet today our heedlessly turn
This very first idea, of course, shakes us up a little bit, right? It makes us think, wait a second, the end of times is really that near Allah Subhana. Allah is saying that the end of times is already coming and that you know our moment and
time to stand before Allah subhanho wa tada will come very quickly. So if contatto Betty NASA, he said, Well, on the time of people's judgment has drawn near Wang Do you have let him already know when and we are still living our lives thinking we're going to be here forever. And this reminds me of what I was saying the other day, when we were talking about how 100 years from now, we will not be most likely, you know, we will not be remembered. The people who are living on this earth will have most likely forgotten us for the most part. And they will be living their lives and what's important to them. And we will be gone done and dusted as we say right done and dusted.
Yet we still live through this life still pass through this life still, you know, spend our time here thinking we're going to be here for a long time thinking we're going to be here forever. Earlier today. This is what I was thinking.
Earlier today, I was thinking how our mind shifts in the way that we think of things right, our mind tends to change in a certain way, as we get older, when we're younger, we never think that we are going to get older, we never feel as though life is going to catch up and get to us we never feel we feel invincible. When we're younger, right? We feel like we're super humans, you know, we can do anything, nothing's going to affect us. I remember when I was a mechanic, and also Pamela working as a technician in the garage, I would never wear gloves on my hands, you know, you'd get grease on your hands. And whenever the grease was too thick and too dirty, you take some wd 40 and you spray
it on your hands and then you rub it together and then you go and you wash it off and it comes off. And I remember my mom and my uncles, you know, the family relatives, say don't do that, you know, it's not good for your health. When you get older you regret it. You know, it's it takes a toll on your body takes a toll on the health, I used to do things as well, where you know, you're just working on the ground. So it's cement on the floor, you don't put in that underneath you or something to
to insulate you from the cement from the ground. But as you get older, you start to feel all these aches and pains in your joints and you start to feel, you know, you feel you feel that life has taken a toll on you. And so kind of low, we usually don't realize it when we're younger. And then as you get older, you start to think differently. You're like, Wait a second, I need to live a few more years. So let me let me take care of my health. You know, let me do things slightly differently. It could even be you know, simple things like teeth, like some people just don't brush their teeth often or they don't floss right. And you hear it from dentists all the time. You go and ask you
they're like, how often do you brush your teeth? And you tell them you know, three times a day, four times a day? And then they're like, how often do you floss? And it's like the golden question, they don't really care how often you brush, they care more about how often you floss, right, because these teeth need to last you forever. And this that's something we teach our children like when our children, you know, every other day, they're like, Oh, this tooth is loose, that tooth is loose, and they're about to lose a tooth. You know, you tell them, Hey, take care of your teeth, because those are the teeth that you're going to live with for the rest of your life. You're not getting another
set, there's no new pair of teeth or no, and a new set of teeth that's going to come into your mouth. You know, you have to stick with those. So take care of them brush, floss, and so on and so forth. And so as as we get older, we start to think of how
someone's asking what floss is shot a lot, a lot of color. Right? As we get older, we start to think of how
our bodies need to be maintained in order to make it further. So for example, you reach 40. And you think to yourself, wait a second, if I if I'm planning on living, if I'm planning on living, until I reach 80, as in if I end up reaching the age of 80 years old.
Will I have enough energy in my body to survive? Will I be able to go jogging? Will I be able to you know do the simple things in life will I be able to carry my groceries in from the car to the house and so on. But yet Allah Subhana Allah reminds us, we just live through this life, thinking we're going to be here forever, never really thinking of the end, never thinking of a time that we will stand before a loss of hanaway data. And if that's that's what Allah is reminding us of, then there's a lot that's going to happen before it. There's if we work our way backwards from the time of the judgment that we stand before Allah, we work backwards, the time of the buzzer, then the time
of our death, then our lives and all the way back to where we are today. You know Subhan Allah when you think of it, there's not much time left if Allah subhana wa tada is saying that
The the hour or the time of our judgment is coming very close. So we need to really start to think of how we're living through this life. And that doesn't mean that we do what I was saying before is when you start to slow down and you start to know, think wisely be, you know a little more
educated in your decisions in life. Everything should be more Deen centric, right? Like we think more about Islam. We think more about our email, we think more about our Africa we think more about how we need to please Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then in verse number two, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, May at t him in viken, may not be him more death in in less than or who won't be Allah goon. Whatever new reminder comes to them from their Lord, they only listen to it jokingly. Now, of course, we can look at this from the angle of the non Muslims, right? The emotionally corn, the anyone who's not Muslim, basically.
And we as Muslims can say, oh, but they they know about Islam. They know us as Muslims, you know, they've interacted with Muslims before they have a slight amount of education related to what it means to be a Muslim and what a Muslim does and normal bond and fasting and Zakat and Hajj and all these different principles that we have in our Deen. But if we were to look at this ayah from the angle of the Muslim, that the Muslim whenever we hear something new, a new reminder, right that comes from a lot is in, there might be an idea that we never really focused on before we may have read over in the corner multiple times, but never really focused on that idea, that verse, what
about the time when that idea, right? clicks in your mind connects with your heart, right? And becomes a part of who you are and your life. All of a sudden,
that idea is something that you thought of, and it reminds you of Allah subhana wa dinette and you benefited from. But here Allah subhanaw taala is saying whatever new
reminder comes to them from their Lord, they only listen to it jokingly. So what about the amount of times that we as Muslims have been reminded of our Deen and we learnt of something when we were a child, but it's continued to live our lives, disregarding that aspect of our belief. And when we get older, we hear that reminder. And we say Oh, our parents used to talk about this. And we tell some story about it, or we relate some, you know, incident that happened to us in our lives that, you know, sort of links to that idea or that Hadeeth. But we just continue to live on words. And don't let that take any sort of effect on us in our lives. Or there are some times where we learn new
things about Islam.
For example, when I teach through the chapters of fic, right, our essential fifth class that we have on Sundays, there's a lot of times when as Muslims, we hear new things, right. We hear new things about our Deen. It's not that it's new in Islam. It's new to us, right? The listener, the person who's hearing it for the first time is like, wow, I never knew this about Islam. Or I never knew this about Sana. Right? Someone says I can actually say our other Billahi min ash shaytani r Rajim in my prayer, and you know, blow three times to the left, when shavon is distracting me when I'm when I'm basically thinking of something else, right in my sauna. Or someone says,
You know, I never knew this about, you know about fasting or I never knew this about Zika or I never knew this aspect of my Deen and all of a sudden we learn something new, and we just let it go. Or we hear a story. Sometimes we hear Hadeeth that's related to us. It's a little bit longer, right? Usually the way that humans you know, operate especially at Juma you know, in our headquarters and stuff like that, we will share smaller
or smaller Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that people can connect with, they can memorize they can relate to and you know, it just becomes something that's easy to do. For example.
Now you may know how to come Hector, you're heavily AHIMA, you're heavily in FC, right how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says none of you will truly believe as in your Eman is not fully complete, until you love for your Muslim brother or sister what you love for yourself. Write such a short, powerful reminder. And we will go on and elaborate and so on. But sometimes we hear a longer headache, we hear a story, something that is a little bit more lengthy. And we hear it we laugh, we smile we say Subhanallah that's amazing and we just move on. That's Hadeeth was meant to change our lives.
That idea is meant to change our lives. We're supposed to take it and absorb it and you know implement that in our lives as opposed to what we typically do is we hear things sometimes when we say I'm okay man I'm good like the way I'm praying is fine you know if you if you share a hadith of you know, salah and raising our hands, for example, in Sala or seeing a mean out loud, some Muslims will say I know I get it there's a Hadeeth on it but I'm good the way I pray, right? I'm okay the way I do things uncomfortable with my email, my level of email and my level of Islam. Are we really comfortable? Are we really comfortable? Or are we supposed to be striving harder to become better
and to increase in our knowledge and increase in our our ability to practice our Deen and to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala because that's important for us my brothers and sisters, right? That's really important for us. And so use this idea is number one and number two have Sunil MBA as a reminder to us as believers, how we are supposed to come closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala had
and don't just turn away from New reminders are things that we hear of this Dean that have an important message for us. And at times we just disregard Haas let's move on in sha Allah Tada.
Let's go to verses number
34 and 35 pay versus number 34 and 35.
Allah subhana wa tada says in verse number 34 have sought out to the MBR we have not granted immortality to any human Before You Owe profit. So if you die, will you live forever? Right? So Allah subhanho wa Taala saying, you're gonna die, right? You will leave this world which means you will not last forever, you will not be on this earth forever. Okay, so we've not granted immortality to any of the humans before you and you yourself will die and then Allah Subhana Allah says in verse number 35, Kowloon FC
Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us that every saw shall taste, death. Every soul shall taste death.
The question is,
what flavor Are you expecting?
Right? What flavor are we expecting? We will taste death, we will experience it. But how will the experience be? What flavor of death do we want? Do we want one that is sweet? That is nice. You know, you go to a restaurant and you enjoy your favorite meal, whether it's biryani or a steak, or burgers or kabza or, you know, nasty lemma, or
trying to remember a dish that it used to eat
me Gooding, right me going compound, whatever, whatever your favorite meal is, okay? You go to the restaurant, you enjoy that meal. It's nice, it's beautiful. But at the end of it, you want something sweet. You still crave to have something sweet. And I know all the health buffs and the vegans and everyone out there is gonna say no, we're off that we don't eat any sugars. We don't have anything sweet. We're good hamdulillah as human beings, we still do cherish it. We still enjoy something sweet every now and then even though we may be restricting it from our diet. We still enjoy something sweet and we can still enjoy something Hello that Allah Subhana Allah has put on earth for
us. Right? And so the question now really is, you know, when you're done eating your steak in your burger, your Briana, your cubs at your cafe, your nasty going nuts dilemma, whatever it is. Do you still want dessert? Yes, we want something sweet. And so the life we live, we will taste death. But do we want that death to be a sweet ending? Or do we want it to be one that is bitter? Right? Like the gorilla,
the bitter gourd, right? Which is very good and healthy. But do we want something that's sweet. Of course, every single one of us wants to return to a loss of hand avoid data in a way that we are feeling a lot is happy with us. And so when we return to a loss of handling the data, we want to taste the sweetness of death. Right? So when Allah says in verse number 35 could have seen
every soul shall taste death
and then almost hand with your hands.
says, and we test you, over humanity with good and evil as a trial, then to us, you will all be returned, every single one of us will taste death. And throughout life, every single one of us will struggle, every single one of us will have some sort of hardship, some sort of good, an ease, that will be a test from Allah as well. And we will have some sort of hardship and difficulty and trial that will be a test from Allah subhana wa tada also.
And so no matter what we experience in life, no matter what we're going through,
think of it as I need to succeed at this test. I need to win this challenge, I will come in first place, I will work as hard as I can think of an athlete who will push and push and push, they will ride the bicycle as best as they can, they will run as fast as they can, or they will run at a constant pace in order to win that marathon. Right, or they will swim as best as they can, they will jump as high as they can, they will play as hard as they can, they will row as as efficiently as possible.
In order to win
hardship is needed in order to win.
Difficulty will be in the past of those who are successful. You cannot win a gold medal
in any of the Olympics, without pushing yourself beyond limits that you didn't even knew existed within you. You cannot win a gold medal without crying along the way, you cannot win a gold medal without breaking down along the way. You cannot win a gold medal without, you know, complaining and saying this is too much. I can't do it. And someone pushes you beyond that and motivates you. You cannot win a gold medal without feeling burned in your body. You cannot win a gold medal without sacrificing time away from family. And if that's what we need to do in order to win a gold medal, then how do we expect it to be if we want to attain Jenna?
Do we think that it's going to be a walk through the park
and my brothers and sisters This means we may not feel the burn in our muscles like an athlete does. We may not feel the you know the strain in our body like someone who's who's trying to to win that gold medal. But we will feel the stress of the day to day grind. We will feel the tension in our lives in going out and dealing with society in needing to pray and needing to fast and needing to display our Deen to others and needing to stand strong and you know putting up with the difficulty that is out there. We will face it as parents you will face the hardship of raising your children and at times.
Thinking to ourselves, you know what? let them sleep through fudges No, don't let them sleep through budget. wake them up. we as parents think to ourselves, oh, but you know, beta, so young. miskeen. Right. He said key john,
sacrifice everything for them? How can I wake them up? Look at them. Right? No, wake them up. Because that's what's important. Right? That's what's important. In the end, there has to be burned, there has to be strained, there has to be hardship, there has to be difficulty. And that includes the emotional difficulty that we as parents go through, or adults go through as well in our lives, we will feel the anxiety, we will at times feel stuck and annoyed with this dunya.
Right, we will feel annoyed with this world that we live in as Muslims, we will feel that I'm telling you, you will feel it. If you've ever felt that there's times where you're like I'm fed up of this world. I'm fed up of this dunya like, what's the purpose?
That's not always a bad thing. That's not always a bad thing. The good thing, the good outcome to that fight or those thoughts or those feelings is that the believer knows we're not here forever. We are not meant to be in this world forever.
But at the same time, we need to push through we need to carry on because Allah is the one who gives us life. And Allah will take it when the time is right. In the meantime, I will get frustrated with this dunya but I won't let it get to me.
I will feel you know, anxiety
But I'm going to I'm going to work through it. I'm going to understand what triggers me. And I'm going to tell myself has to be a law when Airmen are lucky,
has to be alone when Airmen are lucky, right? Allah is the best of planners and he is sufficient for me. Allah sufficient for us, right? has to be a lot. When you remember Joaquin, he's the best of planners, the best of providers, the best of protectors, the one who gives us what is what is needed for us to have of this dunya.
And so my brothers and sisters, when we start to think that way, we start to feel like, so how to lie, I can do this, right? I can get through it. I can get through this dunya I can get through this world. It's not so bad. after all. I'm not meant to feel like I belong here, because couldn't fit dunya and NACA hurry are very severe. The profits on a long rally, you wa sallam said be in this dunya as though you're a stranger, or you're a traveler passing through it.
Right? You're a traveler passing through it.
We are meant to feel like we don't belong.
We are meant to feel like we don't belong in this dunya I don't mean that we don't belong with the human beings around us. Right that we don't belong in this dunya.
Because, ultimately, we won't live here forever.
Oh, I have a very severe, someone who's traveling through it. Right? Someone who's just passing through this world.
Be like that person that is
not going to
establish themselves thinking, This is my home. This is my city. This is my country. This is where I belong. This is it everything I will live in die for this. No, we live and die for Allah subhanho wa Taala it's okay to feel that we are here. It's okay to feel that we belong in this country or in this city or in this town or in this family or in this home. It's okay to feel that I am comfortable in these clothes. I'm comfortable in the car that I drive. I'm comfortable with the people that I hang out with. That's fine. But we belong to a loss of Hanoi dad. Right? And at the end of the day, we will return to Allah.
And the question once again, what flavor will that death be? We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala
to allow us to taste the sweetness of Eamon and to leave this world upon a man in Islam and to be placed under the shade on the day when we meet Allah subhana wa to add when we when we stand before a loss of habitat, and to grant us the ability to be at the highest levels of Philadelphia area.
In fact, we could take the next two verses verse number 36 when the disbelievers see you Oh prophets they only make fun of you saying is this the one who speaks ill of our gods, while they disbelieve that the mention of the most compassionate Alright, holy call in Santa Minaj and then in verse number 37, Allah subhana wa tada says, holy call insane Amina Agia.
Human human beings, humankind is made of haste, right? We have it within us where we're like, I need to get through this, I need to get through this right I need I need to, you know, give it to me right away, right? It's like we can't sit down for five minutes and just be at ease to say, No, get up and go, go, go, go, go. So have Allah that Allah subhanaw taala says humankind is made of haste, I will soon show you my signs. So do not ask me to hasten them. Right?
human beings, especially the most frequent or those who don't believe they would tell the MBA, this sort of MBA the prophets of Allah, bring the punishment, bring this judgment, bring the you know, the the catastrophe, the disaster that you're saying would afflict us in would would Yeah, flicked us. Right. Bring it on.
Where is it will believe once you show it to us, it's too late at that point in time. So Allah Subhana Allah says, Who do you call in Santa Monica?
agile like the Agile on the car, right? The wheels, the tires, right? We're going fast. We're always moving. As human beings, we need to sometimes slow it down.
Just slow it down. Ramadan is a time of the year that we need to just slow it down a little bit. Right? Focus on Allah subhanho wa Taala focus on your a better focus on what's important for you of this dunya focus on what's going to allow you to feel the burn of this dunya in order
To get the goals or the gains of the athlete, right, feel the burn in the dunya. And the gains of the athlete This is like, you know, anyone who's got like, some sort of fitness thing going on that have probably sitting there, yo, these are awesome lines that are being pulled out today, I'm gonna know
Subhana Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us to slow it down a little bit, you know, to understand that this life is not about just making the dollars, right, this life is not about just, you know. So Pamela, here's something I'll share with you.
I was on a group last night,
you know, some some of our friends and a discussion was was taking place. And the word successful, you know, like, brothers and sisters were looking to get married. So this term successful was being used by some people, they were like, oh, there's a lot of successful sisters out there nowadays. Right, who are looking for brothers but can't get married because they aren't as successful as them. Or, you know, my, my, my daughter is successful, my son is successful. What is success?
And we as Muslims need to,
you know, take a step back, stop using this term successful.
linking it to financial success, and thinking that the only success of this dunya is a financial success. Someone who is working a job that's getting paid over 200 grand, you know, a six figure seven and seven figures hamdulillah You know, they're successful, really, is that truly success?
what is success? Right? Success is pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala and being good at it.
You don't need to be making a seven figure salary to be successful in this dunya emammal Bihari Rahim Allah His mother was successful. Right? Madame la has sent him we spoke about her yesterday when we were talking about sweat on medium, right? She was successful. What did she have in her possession when she delivered her child? a date palm tree that she shook with her hands and water that flowed at her feet.
That was the success of Millennium it has set up
the greatest of women? Are we saying that we are only successful if we work a job. We're only successful if we've made it in the workforce. If we're setting that as our goal of success, we failed already. We failed already. We shouldn't use that as a as a gauge to say someone is successful because they work a good full time job. You know,
a person a son or a daughter of a parents became a doctor and hamdulillah I have a successful child. Really? How's their solar?
How's their solar as a doctor? How is their sauna? I know many Muslim doctors. And I know some that telling me how difficult it is to maintain your prayers working the shifts that they work, right. How is your
how I mean sadaqa Al Hamdulillah? You know, some of the doctors are very generous, right? But how is how is your level of EMA?
When you're interacting with someone in there I was exposed.
mindful of Allah? Subhana Allah to Allah in that moment? Are you saying strictly professional, my brother strictly professional? Yeah, no strictly professional handler confidentiality is out there. But are we linking it to Allah subhana wa, Tada.
Right. Success is not defined by the amount of money that we make, and the salaries that we have, or the positions that we get. Someone says, My, my son is a lawyer, he's successful. Really?
He's a lawyer, so he's successful. What kind of a lawyer is he?
Let's not get into that. So Pamela, right. You know, my, my child is successful, because they're a dentist, or their software engineer, or, you know, they, they are computer programmers 100 other successful really, is that it? Like have we lowered our standards to just something of this dunya that we've attained success
in being able to purchase a house on interest for a number of years.
I know I don't usually come out very frank and straightforward, but my brothers and sisters think of it. You know, we're using these terms. We have to really, truly understand. critical incident. I mean, agile, we just want to make it big in this dunya and that's why nowadays is everyone in front of their phones. Everyone's in front
their phones right it's the Instagram The Tick Tock the Snapchat the YouTube it's like everyone needs to be an influencer I'm an influencer right? Someone says what do you do? What's your profession? I'm an influencer Mashallah
basically you show off no no I'm an input no no you basically you show off
that's what he like you got a unique you need to you need to show off in order to become an influencer. So I'm not saying all of them but a good amount a good amount of influencers. Are they not just showing off? Like check it out? bling bling.
Buy this watch everybody right? Where are these shoes? eat this food, right go to this place Subhanallah
what's the intention behind it? Is it just to make dollars?
baskets Allah Subhana Allah to to save and protect us all. I mean,
looking at the time we only have about 10 minutes let's get into sort of the Hajj inshallah. Okay, let's get into sort of the Hajj.
At the very beginning of the school, Allah subhanho wa Taala says this mila handwash man Yeah, I'm laughing. Yeah.
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Oh, humanity. Fear your Lord, for the violent, quaking at the hour is surely a dreadful thing.
Once again, Allah subhana wa tada reminding us that the end of time is near. And that time is a very, very powerful time, a very difficult time. When this world will end, it will shake violently. And so Allah subhanaw taala is reminding us in the next verse, yo moto omega. And on that day, when you see this happening in front of you, every nursing mother will abandon what she is nursing, as in, if she's,
you know, feeding this baby or looking after a child, she will abandon it. Then Allah Subhana Allah says, and every pregnant woman will deliver her burden prematurely. Right, every woman who's pregnant with so much fear, the child will be lost.
And you will see people as if they were drunk, though, they will not be drunk, but the torment of Allah is terribly severe, or will be a who is a builder, right?
nasaan Allah for Allah here. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive us and to protect us.
The End of Time, my brothers and sisters, when it comes, it will be chaotic. And so let's try to remember in our minds, am I going to be returning to Allah subhanho wa Taala in a way in a condition that he is pleased with me. Right? In a way that Allah subhanho wa Taala hador will be satisfied with what I've done and how I've lived that he places me into paradise.
Those are questions we should be asking ourselves especially now throughout this month of Ramadan if we cannot work on our Eman throat on mobile, and how do we expect to work on our even after Ramadan?
Start from now my brothers and sisters if you haven't established one thing, I always tell everyone every year every Ramadan, one thing, just take one thing away from Ramadan, just one just one thing from Ramadan that you do and did throughout this month that increased your Eamonn a little bit and keep it with you for the rest of the year. Just one thing.
If it means reading through a little bit of the Quran every single day then make that that thing that you take away
and next year you can increase in that and continue that as well. But just take one thing away from this month of Ramadan in sha Allah
what else what else what else should we take? So a lot of good verses but
time is of the essence. Let's skip to verse number 26 and remember when we assigned to Ibrahim the site of the house, right the sight of the house which house the camera saying do not associate a nerd to a city cliche. What on here will be
At any for iffy you know when you follow me in our loop carry sudo and remember when we assigned to Ibrahim Ali has sent him the site of the house the character saying do not associate anything with me in worship and purify my house for those who circle the carrabba it ball up in those who perform a walk around the cabinet. Well for me and those who stand in prayer,
one leukeran sudo and those who bow record and prostrate they make such
so how do we purify the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala we make sure that only Riba is done there. No business is happening within the Kava within the area of the Kava and this by default extends to the other massage as well. Our mustard your mustard if you're here in Milton Alhamdulillah. If we're anywhere else on Earth, you know our massages need to be a place that is purified with what with our a birder, we keep it pure by worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, not associating anything with Allah. And by doing what Allah subhana wa tada says, a bar even around the caribou only, right we don't make the offer on that around any other Masjid only around the Galaga will call a mean and
we establish prayers within those massages there should be people praying in our messages all the time. All the time. Right We need to work at reaching that goal. I know now we're during this pandemic, things are a little bit different. But there should always be especially during the times if for example, in some countries the mustard needs to be locked throughout the night. You know, for safety purposes. You know, whatever times throughout the day the mustard is open and available. There's always be people who are calling me the call moon they're standing in prayer. They are making a record and they're making such that they're performing some sort of a bada within the
massage to purify the mustard that way. Right? And then Allah subhana wa tada says, What are then in
us and call out to the people announced to them what beaded hydrogen, announce to the people that they need to perform hajj, call out
and sorry call Oh, people to the pilgrimage to Hajj.
Allah subhana wa tada says they will come to you on foot on every lean camel from every distant path right they will come from every single corner of this earth or
every single spot right? Not corner the nobody corner no corners on a globe right? Then Allah Subhana Allah says, so they may obtain the benefits in store for them and pronounce the name of Allah on appointed days over the sacrificial animals he has provided for them so eat from their meat and feed the desperately poor. Then let them groom themselves fulfill their vows and circle the ancient house. Right.
command from Allah subhana wa Adana to Ibrahim Ali has sent him
establish the Kava, then establish people that will pray and they will stand and they will be there in Salah around the Kaaba, then call the people to hedge and get them to come from what you will see that they will come from everywhere and they'll hamdulillah that is the case. And this is where my brothers and sisters We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make us from amongst those who have the ability to go for hedge. We just finished taking examples of how this life is short, how we focus too much on earning wealth, how we spend our time running from point A to point B to point C to point D constantly running like the rat race that we live in. But my brothers and sisters, we also
focused on success, success, the financial success that people search and thrive to gain in this world. How many of us have become successful enough financially to be able to afford to go for Hajj, but we prioritize other things, things of this dunya materialistic things, and we don't go for Hajj.
We will be asked by Allah subhanho wa Taala on the day of judgment about the Pillars of Islam and from amongst those pillars is our Hajj that needs to be performed.
I am pretty sure that those of us who are sitting here watching right now have at least $10,000 worth of luxuries around us.
Right? We have at least $10,000 worth of luxuries around us. From homes to cars to clothing to purses and bags, to shoes, to jewelry, to gadgets to technology, computers and iPads and phones and cameras and TVs and satellites and you name it and then food and appliances and washing machines and dryers. We have so many luxuries in this world.
Are we prioritizing hij?
Are we constantly complaining that every hudge group is so expensive? Why are they doing this I Eve too difficult to go for Hajj. Yet we will spend
when we can afford a 60 or a $40,000 car, right this is a $40,000 car but we want to spend the 100,000 on it. Right? We can afford Simplicity's in our life in order to be able to save to go for Hajj but we choose not to. We choose to continuously pamper ourselves to continuously keep up with the Joneses to continuously spend in order to fit in to the society that we live in. My brothers and sisters, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is known till today.
To have today he had a home for every one of his wives. And he had a home for himself as well. How many of us are able to own a home for ourself and our home for our wife, one for her and one for me?
We can't do that. Muhammad's on a longer end he was some of them lived within his means and prioritize the deen over the dunya and we are failing at doing that my brothers and sisters
Today we are failing at putting our Deen before our dunya
that's all the time that we have for today.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah forgive us for our shortcomings. Forgive us for our mistakes. Forgive us for our ignorance. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah make us from amongst those who don't pretend in play to be ignorant and allow us to excel and to grow and to become better
in our Deen
and to be from amongst those who show a good example in this life to everyone around us and to benefit from establishing some sort of subtle kajaria just come along with Hayden albaraka level ficam my brothers and sisters please don't forget to contribute towards the avant sprint right Don't forget to contribute towards that for Islamic community center of Milton our 2021 sprint and just letting you know we are going to be going live
in addition to the timing that we're going live now we are going to be going live on the odd nights of Ramadan from the masjid okay myself chef with a first chef we have a deal. Half with Hekmat
you know some of the other her father's well the young students, the head students we're going to bring one every single one of the odd nights in sha Allah who to Allah so we will be going live from the odd nights at 9:45pm in sha Allah who to Allah
at the masjid, okay at the masjid in sha Allah.
So you stay in the comforts of your home. We'll go over there we'll set it up we'll livestream from there in sha Allah will try to you know we will try to learn together in sha Allah throughout those nights as well. Just come along fetanyl barakallahu li come now Allah Subhana Allah accept from your fast Subhana combivent will be handy should we allow the antenna Sofitel governor to break I said Omar Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Capital