Channel: Daood Butt
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hope everyone is doing well in sha Allah those of us that need to have any group conversations where you can take it to the back of the masjid outside chopper that goes with the questions on the left,
I don't know all the years when he speaks
today is the 26th day of the month of Ramadan to next will be the 27th night and I remember at the beginning of the month of Ramadan thinking it's going to be a long month And subhanAllah we're nearing its end, right just a few more days to go. So we ask ALLAH SubhanA data to make it easy for us to maximize from this month and to benefit from the time that we have left. And we asked a lot and so agenda have mercy on those who are continuously trying to seek forgiveness and to repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala and seek rewards. For we know the prophets no longer I didn't send them sediment sama Lavon and Iman, Iman and whack the Saba Athena that will matter put them in
whatever fasts throughout the month of Ramadan, with a firm belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala and hoping for reward
Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgives them of the sins of their past. And he also says some a lot more how to us Salam miniconda Ramadan and Iman and rightly so. Hopefully it won't matter
whether stands in prayer, right, but yeah, in the prayer throughout the night,
sorry with firm belief from Allah Subhan with that and hoping that they will be rewarded and forgiven by a loss of Hannah Montana, Allah Subhana Allah forgives that person at the sins of their past will feed on that woman to put them on indefinitely. So we ask ALLAH SubhanA which Allah to make it easy for us to be from amongst those who sins of the past or forgetting.
That mean? We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to forgive those from amongst us we have passed away already worked really hard throughout their lives to raise us, our parents, our uncles or aunties or relatives, our grandparents may Allah subhana wa Tada have mercy on every single one of them.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala to have mercy on our brother, Muhammad Ali's mom, who on this day in 1983, passed away on the 26th of the month of Ramadan, our brother Muhammad.
And I think you know, he asked me requested into out and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to shower His blessings and mercy upon her in her grave, to make her grave a wide open, sweet scented garden of paradise. And ask Allah Subhana Allah to add to make her from amongst those who will be shaded on the Day of Judgment, elevate her and status and place are into the highest ranks of paradise. So if those who may Allah subhana, Allah protect her progeny and those that came from her, her Sons Daughters, may Allah subhanho wa taala, forgive and grant us to her grandchildren that maybe she didn't even get to meet. And they'll have very learned humbler. It's a beautiful thing,
when you see
the dryer that we make for people who've passed away, sometimes not knowing the goodness that they're getting. Right, like she raised you. And you have children and humbler who you've raised. Well. One of them is a half of a Quran. Any more of them are just one, just one company. So you see, when you think of that the good deeds, the rewards that we do, we don't realize sometimes it's not our children that we benefit from, sometimes it's our grandchildren. Sometimes it's what they produce what our children produce. And Allah subhana wa Tada is extremely merciful. And we'll see that today in this very first verse that we're taking.
Verse number 15, and 16 of sort of the lack of Allah subhanho wa Taala says, one was saying I
said anyone either he said,
Pamela, two more.
Allah subhana wa Tada says we've commended. People know their parents, their mothers bore them in hardship and delivered them in hardship.
but we forget sometimes is that our sisters in our community are our mothers, the Mothers of the Believers, right? They raised children who believe in Allah subhana which either they're being raised in the obedience all of us kind of like that.
So Allah says what was final in Santa
The way the Da da Santa was pan which is commending us, showing us we need to be from those who respect our parents.
And their mothers bore them in hardship and delivered them in hardship wasn't easy. You think of the pain, the struggle that a mother goes through, in raising her in carrying her child not raising and carrying the child. Right, she has to change what she eats, she has to change some habits, right? Sometimes people are have bad habits, they eat things that they shouldn't be eating. And they realize this is not healthy for me. But it's also not healthy for the baby. Sometimes their sleep pattern is not healthy. So they change that, you know, sometimes they don't do enough exercise. So they have to do that, because of the baby helps the baby to develop. We also see that the mother for
months on end can't sleep on her back. Right, she can't sleep on her back because it can harm the baby. And so imagine us as men, you know, being told for the next eight months, you can sleep on your back.
Some of us will be like, Okay, I don't really sleep on my back anyways. But you can never sleep on your back, even if you wanted to, when your sides hurt. And we're going to put some weight on you to lay you down and make you heavy, so your sides hurt more. And then you're going to turn to the other side and keep the weight on you and your side hurts. And then you turn and you're like man, I just want to get some relief and going on my back. But you can't because of baby. Right? And your heart beats sometimes faster because you're like, tired, exhausted, your lungs pressed everything inside is getting squished because the baby's inside of you. Right? It's not easy. The feeling that the
mother feels when she goes through, her bones start to shift, her body starts to change, right? It's very different. What she was used to her whole life is now changing very drastically, especially on the first child. Allah Subhana Allah Allah says that she bore them in hardship and delivered them in hardship. So burying the child, but also delivering the child is not easy. The contractions, right, the contractions extremely, extremely hard to deal with. I know I was wondering, at one point in my life, years back, I was wondering what it what it felt like,
like, what does it feel like? What is my wife gonna go through when she's delivering a child? And I asked a group of sisters to explain to me they're all mothers said, can you just explain to me what it feels like? What's your best description?
And one of them said, it's like getting shot.
One Two wanting to die from the pain but you can't die?
Like, what? How does that make any sense? She's like, like getting shot, like someone shoots you, the pain is so severe.
And it's so severe that you feel like dying, just to end the pain. But you know, you can't die because the baby, right? You need to keep fighting, you need to keep pushing, you need to, you know, get the baby into this world. And then you need to raise this child. So it's like all of that in your mind going through at the same time while feeling the pain.
May Allah subhana data, have mercy on our mothers?
May Allah subhanaw taala have mercy on our sisters.
This is why sometimes I really feel bad when our sisters complained that they feel like they're not part of our community. And this is why I always say sisters, if you want to come up and sit in the back of the masjid, please feel free to do so. You know, they feel like we're not part of the community where they're excluded. They're not. They're not welcomed. You know, every single night when I do a reminder after four o'clock, and I'm talking only to the brothers in front of me, because that's what I see. In my mind, I'm telling myself, the sisters are there too. But when you don't see them, when it's not visual in front of you. It's very hard to talk to an open audience of
both men and women. Because as you're speaking you realize, okay, there's just the men in front of me. So I'm talking to a group of men, because that's what our eyes registered to our brain. And it's important for our sisters to feel included not saying that they can't see or they can't hear. But the fact that they're not in the same space makes it very difficult for them. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He accommodated for the women when they came to him and they said, You're always with the men. Like you're always surrounded by men. So like, even if the women were sitting in the back the profits on a lot of it he was sending them was always surrounded by the brothers, right? Like, you want to ask him something want to talk to him and you know, consult with him, you know, just to be around him, learn from him hear what he's gonna say what he says to other people. Someone asks a question, right, like earlier today, someone asked me a question and other brother heard the question. So he was listening in
and on what the answer was. Then when I walked away, the brother was like, you know, that question that you were just talking about? Like which question, because I wasn't talking to the brother. He's like, no, no, you were talking to another brother. And he asked you this question. I have some follow up questions to that. Right. So this habit of the alumni are at home, they were listening in on what the prophets and what were some of the same. They were watching him to see what he does, how he sits, where he goes, you know, things he does. And the women felt like we want to witness this to like, he's our Prophet as well. So they approach the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they
wanted specific time only for them.
Give us a day that we get to interact with you. We get to speak to you, we get to ask you questions. We want to learn from you some a lot of us.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam understood that there was that divide, there was that, you know, feeling that they felt even though they're in the same room, they still felt because they can't get close enough to see what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is doing? What's happening, what's going on? You know, and I can only imagine sometimes in Salah as well, when there's, you know, sometimes microphone stopped working, like,
almost every single week in his masjid, maybe in Britain, and he knows because he's here often, you know, the power turns off, right, the power shuts off. And sometimes while we're praying for Allah, how do the sisters know?
How do they know what's going on? Especially if they can't see, this is why the Prophet salallahu it was allowed them to be able to see. And now we feel like oh, you know, brothers, sisters, brothers, sisters, but what about these are my father's in front of me? Those are my mother's.
Like, if we start to think of our community this way, like even if a sister is younger than me, but she's a mother to children, she's a mother.
Allah subhanaw taala is reminding us that we have a responsibility towards our mothers. But at the same time not to forget that every single one of our parents, which is pretty much almost every single one of us that's sitting here has gone through struggles. And this is why Allah says what was seen as its enemy. Why did they hear so?
Be respectful, Honoring Your Parents, honoring your parents? How do you honor your parents, I've never seen betrayal by the day. And and I say this all the time. And I'll continue to say it until another nation or another country, another culture proves it wrong. I have never seen a nation or culture, more respectful to parents than Malaysians.
And I've been to many countries, many countries have
been Malaysians the way they are with respect to parents, but not only parents, elderly and people in general.
Like Subhanallah, you'd be sitting here and if someone came in, and it was their mother or father, they would get up and they would go and they would take their hand and kiss their hand. And they would hold their hand and bring them to where they were sitting and sit them down in that seat, and then go and get them something. If their parents are speaking to them, telling them something, and they are 3040 50 years old, they will still listen to their parents.
They will still listen to their parents, they humble themselves to them. And it's not only their parents, it's other people's parents, the respect that they show, even to the Imams over there. It's unbelievable.
It's like Subhanallah amazing, the type of respect that they give an honor to people of knowledge. I haven't seen that in many other places. I've seen it in that aspect of of respect. We see it in lots of places. But the way that the Malaysian people are generally overall, with giving respect and honor to parents to elderly, to, you know, relatives, to neighbors, to people to travelers, it's like the next level.
And that's something we need to learn. Then Allah subhanaw taala says we're having Lu or facade awards that are thrown at Shahar.
Their period of bearing and weaning is 30 months. In time when the child reaches their prime at the age of 40. They pray, my Lord inspired me to always be thankful for your favors, would you have blessed me and my parents with and to do good deeds that please you and instill righteousness in my offspring? I truly repent to you and I truly submit to your will. So Allah subhanho wa taala, showing us the importance of submitting to him through being respectful to those who are law tells us to be respectful to
if we are kind respectful on our our parents, that is a ladder. That's worship.
When Allah Subhana Allah says, you know
Don't say off to your parents don't express that as we took this verse already, if you you know, days back, don't express your frustrations with your parents.
holding yourself composing yourself is worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. It's a type of very bad if you're holding yourself and controlling yourself for the sake of pleasing Allah, that you want to speak out, you want to say something, but you know that Allah tells you not to. That is worship as well. That's a neither.
And now, the brothers that are doing guaranteed calf, they're feeling it, but the whole community is feeling as well.
Feeling one feeling the fruits of your labor, the struggle, the pain, the tiredness, exhaustion, you're falling asleep, you're sitting there, you're like, another lecture. Another To recap, another page of not like, in disgust. But a has been like, so tired and can't stay away. Right, like always hurting me. You know, like, I just want to lay down and go to sleep, I just want to feel the comfort of my bed, I want to go home and crank up the water nice and hot, take a nice shower, right? We're back up the heating, whatever it is.
We want that, but we're sacrificing it for the sake of a loss of habitat, sacrificing it for the rewards that are involved in doing so.
And you feel the burn. That's you earning your forgiveness.
Now that you know there's a little struggle, and we all know this, we've gone through so many struggles, I don't need to say all of you are Schelotto varkala been, you know, around the world and experienced and you left your countries you came here that in itself is a sacrifice, the pain you feel of leaving your family, the pain you feel of leaving your country, the pain you feel of leaving your culture, your language, your food, everything and coming somewhere else for the sake of pleasing Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to raise your children and give them the opportunity that that you maybe didn't have, or that you are trying to provide for them. It's a sacrifice. It's hard, it
hurts. But in sha Allah, you see the fruits of your labor. And the same goes with parents, when we are respectful towards our parents, when we hold ourselves even though they're like asking, and sometimes we say parents are nagging us, right? They will say my parents and nagging me. Right? You're that term being used with the generations over here, right? Parents always nagging us to do everything.
Don't complain about it. Because one day you'll be a parent as well. And you'll probably be nagging your children. Right? And then your children are going to say, Oh, you're nagging me and then you'll feel
I used to say that about my parents.
Now you know what it feels like? Right now you know what it feels like? Because you became the parent whose children are telling you exactly what you told your parents never hurts. And so a loss of habitat is showing us honor your parents. It's never too late. Never too late to honor our parents. Brother after your mom passed away 4038 years ago. Not too late to honor your parents, right? Like you just did on the law this 38 years after your mother passed away. You're honoring her by asking the congregation to make the offer.
And you're not forgetting her. And this goes for everyone. You're not forgetting your mom. You're not forgetting your dad even if your parents are alive. Even if your parents are alive.
Right? How many times do we make dua for them? How often are we making that dua for our parents every single Salah we're making dua of Dijon name of the masala tea momentarily Yeti and our taco bell to drop animal feed really? What do you want the day?
Well, little mini in your mind
are asking Allah subhanaw taala probably will feed me Forgive me, my lord Oliver the day and forgive my parents every single solid.
And even those who say Oh, you know I have a grudge against this person grudge against that person within the OMA. When our Muslim brothers and sisters they say make dua for me. You hear that all the time, right? You meet some of these they make dua for me, tell him I make dua for you all the time.
When they will move macmini In the old way of
making drive further all the time. We always need to have but we have to be conscious of it. To be aware that we're doing this right.
And so my brothers and sisters like keep in mind always
our parents despite being alive or having passed away, we have a responsibility to honor them.
Right, do the things that you saw them doing. We saw them waking up for Fajr and reciting a little bit of Quran every day after fajr. Do it.
Do it, do it because they did it. And it's good to do and it's from the deen
and they will share the reward of you doing it, because you're doing what they taught you to do.
And people ask what can I do to honor my parents do the things they taught you to do? That's good. You will be honoring them.
It's easier said than done. But if we really truly want to and love our parents will do it. Allah subhanaw taala then says it is from these people, that we will accept the good that they did, and overlook their misdeeds along with the residents in paradise in fulfillment of the true promise they have been given. So Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned as those who are righteous look after their parents who take care of them will make dua for them, they're thankful for the blessings, then the last kind of what's added placed upon them. You know, think of it if our parents just left us and our parents just left us.
You were born in your parents just left you.
Like yesterday, I was telling some brothers.
Every Ramadan, I didn't share this with you. I just didn't feel comfortable sharing it on our WhatsApp group.
For the brothers that are doing heretic if, but every year during Ramadan, I helped to raise funds to feed children in countries around the world. So this year focusing on Malaysia and Bangladesh. And these children are orphan children. Some of them don't even have their mothers fathers, some of them their parents who might be alive or their mother might be alive, but they don't have any food at home, they don't have enough income. And so what they do is, you know, we provide food for them at the school that they go to. So all the children who go to the schools, they're like schools that are put together for children that don't have enough, their parents can't afford anything, we
provide the food for them, we look after their books and clothing and stuff like that, they get to do exercise, and all of it is like looked after.
And that organization started
with a brother,
who launched it as a project under an organization that was working with in Malaysia. And this brothers Father,
that brother's father used to drive around the streets of Malaysia at night.
And look for children, that the parents were unable to take care of them and look after them. So their parents would just wrap them in a blanket and put them you know, on the country roads, like outside the masjid here, on the side of the road, there's the road goes down, and there's a ditch, it's like a little, you know, trench, and water just flows through there. So they would wrap the baby in that and just leave it there. And if someone finds the baby, they find it if it's alive, alive. If it's not, it's not. So this brothers already his father used to do that for years for years. And then he was part of establishing an organization that had these rooms because there's a
lot of poverty and people when they have a child, they can't take care of it. They give up the child and they don't know what to bring it.
So they will be
to have a we don't have this issue babies
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streets on his children and he felt
So he started,
where, let's say
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return your lunch
box when you open the thing and you put your clothes in those you never see the
blankets and you put them up there the baby that
there's a team of imperative Caffetteria day
to take care of
all their scars, that like that's what used to do.
So he wanted to give something back.
So we were sitting, you know, this idea was let's buy some men's and we'll go around all the restaurants and all the hotels at the end of the day, and whatever food is left over because you know in those countries they don't like over here you go to school, one meal on the plate, you know, they cook a big truck and you order
like there's still a long time. It's fresh. So at the end of the day, restaurants closing the hook goes around, there's a lot of leftover
By law, technically, that just goes into the garbage. We can't keep it for the next day and serve it. So instead of throwing it in the garbage, he said, Why don't we just collect it because it's still fresh. Like if we went to the restaurant now, and they said, We're closing, but we'll still serve you, they'll give us that food. So it's still fresh, we would buy it and eat it ourselves. So we ended up going to the, you know, used car lot, but these two events and hired these two drivers on both to drive around and go pick up all this food. And at the end of the day, bring it back to a small warehouse, and package it all and then go downtown. Give it up to the homeless people. That
was how it started. And now it's how the organization charity right has grown. Like there's an office in Australia, there's even Canada they registered this year in Baluchistan in Sudan and Somalia, and so many different countries. And subhanAllah this year, you know, again, I'm helping out to try and raise some funds to feed children. Doesn't go to anybody, it just goes to the children.
We have that responsibility to look after children, all of us have it added showing us like, imagine if your parents just left you.
And this is what I was telling the group the other day, right? Last night, I was telling them.
We take it for granted that our parents fed us that they clothed us that they kept us in our homes. We take it for granted. We have it under the law, but some people don't. So who's gonna give it to them?
Like, if it's downtime right now, you went to eat and there was no food for you. You went home and your wife said, I'm sorry, but I gave all the food away. And then, you know, you're like, well, let's go buy food. No, there's no store open and all the restaurants are closed. Where are we going to get food from? You start to get angry. But you know very well tomorrow you can just go to the bank, get some money and go to the store and buy groceries and you have food. What if you go home every day and there's no food and there's no food and there's no food and there's no food.
We have to look after the children in this world. Because their mother their father may have been taken away from them. So who's gonna look after them? Yes, Allah is looking after them. But Allah makes people a means of looking after him. So we all become that means to look after the children.
Now Uncle My feet are called to
go cold No, my feet are cold.
The door was open and now it's cold.
Let's move on. Insha Allah, Allah subhana wa Jalla uses for his deen and make us a means of helping those that are in need wherever we find them in need of us penalty that opens our heart to be able to give to them.
If we move on, so Mohammed, we find Allah subhanaw taala talks about the hypocrites describes them as having a heart which is sealed and even if you speak to them, they want this and they won't comprehend this was something that we sort of touched upon a wasp pannacotta mentions in sort of Muhammad as well. Also so that when fat, which is the victory
let me just go into it with us from Hanoi to highnesses Sri Lanka, Muhammad, Allah Rahim in Fontana, like a fat Han Molina, Allah subhanaw taala says, Indeed we have granted you a clear trying to write clear triumph clear victory. He's saying this to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, why, so that Allah may forgive you for your past and future shortcomings. Perfect, his sorry, perfect His favor upon you, guide you along the straight path. And so that Allah will help you tremendously. He is the one who sent down serenity upon the hearts and the believers so that they may increase even more in their faith to Allah alone belong the forces of the heavens and the earth and Allah is all
knowing all wise. So he may admit the leaving men and women into gardens Jana 10 tagit eating integrity and her were rivers flow underneath, where they will stay forever. Callie Dena Thea, where you can feed her and who said he antium and absolve them of their sins and that is a supreme achievement in the sight of Allah subhanho wa taala. So here are some counterweights ad is showing us that He sent down Sakina into the hearts of those who believed the victory of conquering Bubka was not just a victory of conquering land.
It was the spread of Islam,
that the hearts of the people became inclined to ALLAH SubhanA which had the same people who threw out the prophets on a one where it was salam or I shouldn't say throw up. They drove him out eventually, right? Where he ended up migrating, we left and they were coming after him. And he left and migrated some other ideas other than this habit of the law or anything left. Like they made life so difficult for them. So now I'm
So Pedowitz Anna is, you know, telling the profits and a lot of it was sort of this is the ultimate victory, a victory that makes you return to a loss of habitat. And that makes the people return to a loss of habitat. For they were people who rejected Allah and disobeyed. And you know, just throw aside the command and the message that came with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi usnm Or to Muhammad Sallallahu.
But now, it was entering their hearts.
But looking at what it took to get there.
Look at the struggle that it's
like we always want to we want victory in everything. Right? You purchase a, I don't know something, let's say you open a business. And you want to see victory in that you want it to flourish. You want it to thrive. Your children, you invest in them, you want to see them flourish and thrive. You want to see them grow and earn and provide for their family.
But the process is difficult. It's going to be hard, just like
the month of Ramadan. Do we think that receiving forgiveness is going to be easy.
And I mentioned this I think in the first week of the month of Ramadan after for DACA and hasenhuttl and tentacle agenda. Do you think that you're going to enter into paradise? What am I article methadone, Latina, Colombian publica, but you haven't even been tested or felt any of the challenges of the people that came before you. And then the loss power data says their hardships must set him on but Sarah what the law was zero had no idea who that was, who were living in urban America.
Like the earth underneath them shocked, they were tested, they were squeezed, they were like, put through so much hardship. Until they even the messengers amongst them, we turn to ask a loss of habitat, when is the help of Allah going to come? When is your help going to come? And the loss of habitat is Allah in the natural world.
Like I remember a brother came to my office the other day, I don't see him here now.
He was here before
came to my office the other day, and he's like, I'm at the end of the road. I can't I can't do this anymore. His struggles began, like just before it I'm Yvonne.
Have the lies. His family has gone through a lot in the last few years. I know. But like serious struggle really hard, really difficult at the beginning of Ramadan. And every single day I see him I asked him, how's it going? And it's getting worse, it's getting worse. The other day I saw him he's like, I'm at the end of the road. I don't know. Like, when where's the help of Allah? When is it going to come?
That is the time when you then turn to Allah. And you begging you cry in us, like you notice that your DUA at that time is the most sincere that it's ever been. Because you're in a complete state of needs, from a loss of habitat.
And what do we see? In Na Na some of what you've got in?
Stay patient buried? Keep up? Don't worry, the help of a live scenario. It'll come it'll come when the time is right. We think sometimes we're at the end of a road, but we don't realize there's more hardship to come. Like today I was in prison.
I know some of the more techie feeling like you've left Yeah, I still have to do my job. I didn't take 10 days off
and went to prison. And I was talking to one of the brothers. You know,
you're behind bars. You feel like you're stuck. What are you going to do? Where are you going to go? And he was saying, you know,
I want to learn knowledge. And he had he was doing that learning knowledge of the deen. And I was like, you can still learn knowledge. He's like, if I don't have many books and stuff here. Okay. You have the Quran? Yes, I have the Quran but I need more why?
Allah says FMLA is the rule Who
said you could take one iron every day and just sit and reflect and ponder and on that one iron one.
And then he's like, Yeah, I could. But I said, What do you think the scholars of the past? What do you think they've done?
Those that went to prison? Think of like the hardships of Imam Muhammad. Allah think of Davy Crockett? No, I think of Prophet use of his center. What about the pious people righteous ones who went to prison? What did they do? They just sat there and said, when I get out, I'm going to become clients. They wrote volumes of books. So I gave advice to this
To this brother. So you know, you're sitting in here, take it up every single day and reflect, reflect on that idea. And everything that you think of that is linked to this idea that affects you in your life and what you're going through right now. Write it down, write it down, you realize you might write 123 pages every single day on one hire. Like imagine when you come out of prison,
how much you would have written above the deed about how it affects you about the struggles you've gone through. When human beings who are out roaming, enjoying life freedom, and we have everything that we can ask for how good
you were stuck. You were squeezed. You went through trouble, you know, through through pressure, lots and lots of hardships, being in prison, you want to sleep when you want to sleep too bad, you got to get up, you know, you're sleeping over again, someone comes in vacuums, and you're like, please ask them to come later. When you're in prison, it's like and wake up. Get up now time for breakfast, I want to sleep in get up,
get up and out. Out himself. doors are locked. You're out of yourself for the day.
Maybe like two hours out of the subway, we do have breakfast walk around? What are you going to do?
You figure your day out. So it's hard. It's not easy. You put through so much pressure, right about that, from the idea that you're reflecting on
and teach it to others. When you get out. You teach this to others, that you know you your life will haven't been as good. There's a time when I went through this and a time when I experienced that. And Allah says this in the Quran. Did you ever think of it that way? I'll say think of the amount of youth that you can help.
That feel like oh man, this world sucks. And life sucks and everything so hard for us. Really everything so hard for you.
You have food, you have shelter, you have parents, you have transportation, you have cool hamdulillah
what were we saying the other day, with the brothers. All you need is your your sleeping bag. A home is a place you go to sleep, you go to sleep and have enough we don't need marble this and gold that and silver here and shiny that and it's nice to have we can afford it and humble that good. But we don't need you have your hand up.
We don't need it. So think of the hardships you go through write it down. And this advice is for a person in prison is for every single one of us. Except with an idea, a day, a page a date reflect. What can I get from this is what the scholars used to do. And they would write it down, write it down, then you go back and you read it. And you say hey, I remember there's a hadith about this too. Now you link that is and your reflection to a hadith. Like this is how you put knowledge together.
Right? It doesn't come overnight. Everyone says oh, I wish I was like, you know, Abu Hanifa Imam, Abu Hanifa didn't just sit back and go, Oh, Allah made me I
know, Abu Hanifa Rahim Allah like absolutely amazing personality, a
person of wisdom, person of thought person of Dean who had the Dean as well and was struggling with helping his people implement this deep, also very successful business person, very successful business person.
He would give a loan to people, right? Someone took a loan from him his business person. And when he would walk past their houses, if the sun was shining, and the shade was coming this way, and he was walking and the shade was in his walkway, he would walk around the shade
and not into the sheet. Not go and benefit from the sheet. Why?
He would consider it like interest
that I gave this person some money alone, and then taking an extra benefit from them by standing under the shade of their home.
Look at the Work Code that these people have right trusting that Allah Subhana Allah is going to give them what is right. But also the taqwa that they have.
That I know Allah subhanaw taala knows my intention as well. I know I'm not doing it for that, but Shavon cells whispering so he would go around the shade.
Because going into the shade, he would consider it like interest.
And I'm taking back more from the person I lent money to even though it isn't, but that's just the way he felt. Right? Look at how a loss of habitat and purifies the hearts of those who come closer to him. He would
be giving a hug aka adults
and a relative of his would need something he would get up and leave.
Today for doing a Dobson my daughter comes and runs to me we're like, okay, yeah, go.
Or people like okay, you know, they walk away.
Family, you tend to your family before you tend to the people.
You're supposed to tend to your family. Yeah, you're Latina.
Whoo, full circle and Lee couldn't
have asked me chances are you will believe save yourself and your family from the fire.
Your family that's more important for you first, if you're not saving, and some people say oh my family, I give everything to my family. I never did anything for myself, then what you did was wrong. You're supposed to look after yourself first. Because you can't help others if you're not looking after yourself. So you have to help yourself first. Increase your iman first connection with Allah subhanaw taala strong with you first before you can expect your children's Iman to go up.
If our connection is not strong, how am I going to help someone else's connection gets stronger,
has to be the other way around.
So these are some of the lessons that we get for today's sort of it we're going to be going through
and we ask ALLAH SubhanA water Allah to allow us to continue to learn his Deen through his book. May Allah subhanho wa Taala show us what is right and what is true. And wants you to go through verse number six, seven and eight of surah Taha gerat That's something that's important as well, very briefly, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, If a fantastic comes to you, someone who's just like spreading nonsense,
and they give you some information, Allah Subhana Allah says fit and begin to verify the information. And the reason why this is important that I've touched upon this idea so many times, not this year. But it's so important because we live in a technological world.
A world where you can listen to anyone from anywhere around the world, right? People who don't even think you don't even know them. Sometimes I you know, you come across people's profiles online. And you're like, How is this even here? Who is this person and you click on their profile to see who they are and have like
10 million followers, 6 million followers, 500,000 followers? Who is this person? What did they do? What's so important about them? Well, they show you how to line up your eyebrows.
7 million people following how to line up your IRAs.
Where are the priorities in our lives? Right? What's important for us that's what we need to figure out. And so Allah subhanaw taala showing us as well, sometimes you receive something and you look at it, you go Oh, mashallah someone's telling me this data or someone sent me this thing to do is, Oh, this looks good, verified. verify it. Not everything that we get is right and true. Everything that someone says is true. And I'll say this first about myself. We are all human beings, we make mistakes. We make mistakes. And sometimes that mistake is taken and like spread, thinking this is the right thing. Sometimes that's the mistake. People spread the mistake. It's wrong. So we have to
be very careful. Ask, learn, educate ourselves, find out and continue repeat. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every single one of you and myself included with complete and full forgiveness throughout this month of Ramadan. May Allah subhana wa Tada have mercy on our parents and grant them ease and the best of this life and the best of the hereafter. Ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to shower his bounty and blessings and mercy down upon every single one of us sitting in this Masjid ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. Please surround us with angels who are seeking our forgiveness and lock them up from you. And we ask Allah azza wa jal to make us from amongst those that are continuously used
for the spread of his deen and in Yoruba line. I mean, a lot of people are just talking about faith and some of our Central American and Athena Muhammad right and somebody was sending cinema