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Friday Jumuah Lecture – May 14, 2021
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Well my brothers and sisters, the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala do not end when the month of Ramadan ends and the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala does not end when the month of Ramadan ends and the Baraka that comes from Allah Subhana Allah does not end when the month of Ramadan ends the ability to sacrifice from our time and our health and our energy and our wealth and our family and in every aspect of life that we you know attribute to Allah subhana wa tada or give to Allah subhana wa tada we are able to make those sacrifices throughout and I'm hold on as well as after the blessed month of Ramadan.
My brothers and sisters, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us mn sama Ramadan and Eamon and the server.
So mon sama, Ramadan, thumb at Barrow, who will be sitting Minster well forget.
Forget and then asama Tao Aquila, it is as though a person so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Whoever fasts the entire month of Ramadan, and then follows it up with six days of fasting in the month of Shawwal. It is written for them to receive the reward of fasting an entire year.
Or it is as though that they have fasted the entire year. What do we learn from this we learned that the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala don't end we learn that the goodness that comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't end we learned that the happiness and joy and you know those very high moments of emotion that we got throughout the month of Ramadan, they don't end and if we are to simply fast for six days after the month of Ramadan, some time throughout that month of Sowell, you can fast two days every week, right for three weeks, just fast two days. And so Pamela you would you would achieve that amazing word or fulfill what is required or requested profits on a long rally he
was seldom upon us in terms of a reward that would come from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So my brothers and sisters, remember that the rub of Ramadan is the hub of shawal and is the rub of the ricotta and Bill hedger and Mohammed and suffering of the world and so on and so forth. Allah Subhana Allah doesn't stop giving good, you know, half Senate or giving extra amount of rewards for the good deeds that we do in our lives so we should not stop.
Having said that now my brothers and sisters, keep in mind that there will always be challenges that we face in our lives. There will always be hardships that we are going to go through an experience, there will always be times of difficulty and times of ease. There will be times of joy and happiness that are also tests for many human beings. A lot of us especially now in 2021, when we see other people going through times of happiness when we see other people enjoying themselves going on vacation, eating out spending money, living life to the fullest of what may or may not be true online or
Write, there are many from amongst us as human beings who feel sad, who feel that that is their test that other people are happy. How is it that I'm not happy? Other people are going through times of joy? Why is it that I'm not feeling joyous right now. But my brothers and sisters, remember
Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah will give us an abundant amount of good deeds for this simple little things that we do in his pleasure throughout our lives. And for the sins that we commit, one sin, one bad deed, one sin, one bad deed. You see Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't expect us to turn to him only in the month of Ramadan. And that would be the mistake that many of us make. And we see a beautiful, beautiful example right here in our community of someone who gave to Allah subhanho wa Taala through times of happiness, and through times of hardship and difficulty. Some of you may have noticed my post earlier this morning, about our dem
you boy at the age of 13, who lived with us for just 13 years but left a legacy behind and this morning, returned to Allah subhana wa, what's
the haleem brother out if in our community, may Allah subhanho wa Taala accept or lean into the highest levels of paradise. I mean, and I will tell you a story that hopefully will stick with every single one of us today and moving forward so that we know the importance of just doing what you can for Allah subhanho wa Taala our brothers and sisters.
About two years ago, Abdullah was diagnosed with, you know, medical condition. And at the time it was, it was very alarming for the family. But you know, a time of optimism, a time to think that you know what Alhamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala is testing him. But he'll get through this and sha Allah to Allah. And to be honest, I will say this now, though he passed away in return to Allah subhanho wa Taala. This morning, I do believe that he's gotten through it. I believe that he's gotten through this. And we'll see how Allah subhanaw taala shows his blessings and mercy
along the way, in a person's journey, a couple of years ago, at the age of what 11 years old,
being told that you have a certain medical condition that requires hospitalization that requires there's treatment that required, you know, radiation therapy, chemotherapy that required surgery, Allah subhanho wa Taala
you know, strengthen that family and strengthened that boy, boy, to be able to go through this. And I remember when he was first admitted into the hospital and went to visit him in Hamilton in the hospital, and Subhanallah I get to the hospital room, he was so happy, he was so calm. He was so patient, you know, he was in the hospital bed, and one of the tutors or teachers came and was you know, teaching him some math, I believe he was doing some math. And you know, he was he was still learning, still learning even though he was admitted in the hospital. And then somehow Allah He
left, or sorry, that that tutor left, right. And I was sitting talking to him, and he was saying he's like, I prefer reading Quran instead of doing math. Right? I prefer doing my Quran and memorizing Quran. And I said, You know what, you could do it, you know, keep doing it. put your mind to it. You're in a position right now where Allah subhanaw taala is blessing you more than he's blessing us. Because when we look at it, the door of someone who's going through hardship the door house and who's sick is a door how that is accepted from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we told them big draw for it, make dua for it and make dua for us. This is something I always share with patients
right? Make do or how for us, because patients when they're in the hospital, they always feel, you know, please make sure how for me to feel like they're there if they're in a condition where they need help from everyone. But really, when we look at it, this spiritual strength of the people that are in the hospital is at times, much stronger than ours is because we are going through happiness and joy and ease and things seem perfectly fine in our lives. And so
I left that day.
thinking to myself, here's a boy whose father tells me he still wants to continue memorizing the Quran.
Despite going through surgeries despite you know, having to
Learn how to walk all over again. Right despite a part of his leg being affected and so on.
Fast forward my brothers and sisters, he goes through a couple years of treatment a few months ago, his father comes and sees me and says Alhamdulillah Abdullah alim has completed memorizing the Quran, Allahu Akbar,
He's completed memorizing the Quran while going through chemotherapy, while going through radiation therapy while going through surgeries while taking lots of medication while being hospitalized constantly while going through physio therapy. Well, you know, rehabilitation, all of these different things he still managed to memorize the Quran at a ripe young age of 1213 years old. Allahu Akbar half of Abdul Alim half of the Quran, Allah Subhana, which Allah says, in an afternoon as in Nicaragua in
June, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that he's the one who sends down the Quran, right? Allah subhanho wa Taala sent it down to him through Angel Djibouti to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to us and Allah subhanho wa Taala preserves the Quran. He is the one who takes care of it. And he puts it in the hearts of the people who he chooses, the people who he feels are deserving of this grant.
How many of us have tried to memorize the Quran? How many of us have attempted how many of us have wished how many of us have made do our our to Allah, Allah make it easy for me to memorize the Quran, how many people have raised their hands and asked Allah, Allah make me a half of make me a half of of the Quran, how many people strive day and night but still never achieve that goal of memorizing the entire Quran.
Yet for some Allah Subhana Allah makes it so easy. It just comes naturally. So simply. And they memorize it, and they retain it and they keep it and they enjoy it.
And then brother outift, comes and sees me
and tells me that half of the law team is not doing so well.
That it seems as though the doctors
don't really have much choice right now. There's not much more that they can do.
And we're continuing hamdulillah he was very positive, very optimistic. We're continuing to seek alternative, you know, medicine, treatments, you know,
homeopathic whatever natural herbs whatever Allah subhanaw taala is provided to us on Earth.
But he said at the end of the day, it is Allah Subhana Allah who takes care of it. Ultimately, you know, they can try all of the different remedies and all the different types of cures and medicines of this world. But if Allah Subhana Allah doesn't want to put cure in that for that person. He won't. Why? Some of us will ask why. Why does Allah put cure? Don't ask why? Don't ask why? Because ultimately, every single one of us will end have to return to Allah subhana wa Tada. And when you think back of the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam this morning, Abdullah haleem went through something more how much longer and he was sending him went through that you and I have yet
to experience he experienced something that led some Allah Allah He was an experience that we have yet to experience. He experienced the taste of death.
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went through it as well.
And so my brothers and sisters, the plan of Allah subhanaw taala is that we will not live this world forever.
In Academy to what in
every single one of us will return to a law. So as much as we feel saddened by the return of our young boy, our you know community member who taught us to be strong, be brave, who would come to the masjid with a cane in his hand with crutches sometimes sitting on the chair, praying with us,
showing us the strength that is needed as Muslims as believers to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala you don't need to be 80 years old to leave a legacy my brothers and sisters, Allah Subhana which Allah chooses some people to show the entire world that you can do it and in just a short
amount of time in his life. He proved so many lessons to us. Allah proves so many Lewis in the life of Abdullah Ali.
We move on. His father tells me it's not looking so good. taking some time off of work
just to spend at home with the family and look after Abdullah name and you know the children and my wife, his wife and so on.
And it's hard. It's hard for a parent to know that your child who's just 13 years old, may leave you because it feels like yesterday that you were holding them in your hands. feels like yesterday you pick them up out of the backseat of the car and carry them into their into their room coming home late from an read celebration A few years ago, where you carry them up and you came home after midnight and you put them in their bed. It feels like yesterday when you change the diapers on them. It feels like yesterday when you had to warm up the milk in the bottle. And you know, test some on your wrist to feel if it's warm enough before or cool enough before giving it to the baby. It feels
like yesterday when you just gave this child their name, their name, you just name them.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala has a plan.
was chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala to raise a young half of
who in his last moments.
Would continuously remember Allah subhana wa tada
yesterday afternoon, during our drive thru in the masjid,
we're at the masjid
brother optiphen his family pulled up in front of us.
And his father said today i'm not i'm not only the proud father of Abdullah Liam
and proud father of and he mentions his daughter's name, whose name I'll leave out of it because we're broadcasting.
And I was like, I don't get it. He didn't click
his daughter and hamdulillah won the second place position in the Quran quest quiz.
And I didn't realize it.
And it was like oh Subhan Allah, that's your daughter, Allah. That's amazing. Right? And she was there. And you know, she received an hamdulillah. Right? This goes to show that this is a family connected to Allah subhanho wa Taala under Islam, they may be watching, I don't know they're probably very busy right now. But we ask Allah Subhana Allah to keep us humble and have humility always mean and I encourage all of us to see my lot of articolo when you hear something nice about someone else, see Masha a lot of articles right now.
So my brothers and sisters,
brother hot if pulls out his phone.
And he has underlined him on a video call. And he points it to me.
And I start talking to Abdullah alliums, Mr. laico egg mobile.
We now have income, how are you doing? How are you feeling? And he was laying down what seemed to be right side.
And he was like Alhamdulillah Barak, you know, he was talking, communicating and hamdulillah I told him I hope to see him soon May Allah make him you know, get better and shut off, you know, be strong.
That was yesterday afternoon.
Few hours ago, get up. I was in the other room, my phone rang and I missed the call.
Come phone and I see who it is one of the brothers whose calls I always overturn sha Allah, Brother aatif
call him back.
He says brother download.
I think Abdullah Lee has just returned to Allah.
He says I woke up
and he was spending his time of course next to his son. Both parents, just because of mentioning the father doesn't mean the mother. We know the mother gives. We know the mother always gives more than the Father. Right. And there they are the hidden gems. Right.
He says I came to understand him to check on him.
And there's no heartbeat.
In any law he was in a garage
He says you no doubt last night.
He kept saying the Shahada over and over should Allah
in the law, he's saying the Shahada over and over and he says,
I told him when I leave,
it's okay don't worry, we're all going to go to Paradise inshallah.
And he said up there, Abdullah Liam turns to him and says, Jen that dose Gen nettle, 50 ducks.
He says yes, in sha Allah agenda to fill those.
they went to sleep.
And he woke up this morning.
And he returned to Allah subhana wa tired.
In that Illa he was in a urology room.
You know, it's beautiful, my brothers and sisters in his last once
he reminds us of
the passing of Mohammed lung where he was,
you could sense that something is happening.
You'd sense that this is, this could be it.
And he's seeing the Shahada over and over.
And brother out if tells me when I told him I said, you know, just close his eyes.
And his mouth, he says, Breathe it out. I closed his eyes, since his mouth is already closed. hamdulillah his mouth is closed. He's so peaceful. And he says his hand, he has his Shahada finger pointing up.
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, how many of us have watched the movie of Malcolm X his life, right? So many people have seen it. And what is unique to that is that in the end, they show that scene of him with his hand up with the Shahada finger, as he's dying and returning to Allah. Here's a little boy in our community, aged 13 years old,
passing away, after looking his father in the eye, saying the shadow over and over, saying Jen nettle fear dose Jana to fildo legging from Allah asking Allah with the little strength that he has left with the little strength that he has left.
Seeing jannatul for those, and his finger, pointing up the Shahada, the finger testifying that Allah is one
of his one,
my brothers and sisters,
we can have all the wealth of this dunya.
But if we don't have this, if we don't believe that Allah is one, and it's not deep rooted within our hearts,
all of the wealth of this when everything that it contains is useless, useless, useless, completely useless.
But to have belief in the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And to be asking Allah for not to feel dose in your love moments, and to leave this world peace be on the morning, Friday.
Right after the month of Ramadan has ended.
And the families celebrated read gather. And the next morning
in that inla we're in LA Hey, Roger.
It's sad and it hurts. But it's beautiful at the same time, because of loss of habitat is showing us how much we need to do our own personal lives.
You see, when a person passes away, I always will tell family members, his or her test is over on this earth. But ours still remains.
They've moved on
to another stage in the life of the human
or the soul, I could say, but we are still here on Earth. How will I return to Allah? What will be my last moments? What will I say? What will I be doing? Who will I be with? How much debt will I have? How much do I owe how many people have I hurt and harmed and not made? You know, you know, some sort of
ability or some sort of
attempt, I should say rectify those issues between us.
But a young boy
who just reaches the age of 30
and finishes the Quran, and is chosen to preserve it, and leaves after Ramadan, just after the day varied on the morning of Friday a law who come up with his Shahada finger pointing up saying the Shahada over and over before going to bed, asking for genital photos. What more does a person want?
For the parents of Abdullah Halim, and the siblings of Abdullah Helene, may Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen you during this difficult time.
We know that it's hard we know but we don't know how hard it is.
So we will make dua for you and continue to make dua for you.
But we also need to remember my brothers and sisters,
that this life has a purpose beyond simply eating food throughout the day. Now that Ramadan is over. This life has a purpose beyond simply working and earning and making money and enjoying this life has a purpose beyond going and seeking the luxuries and bounties and comforts. massages and facials and pedicures and manicures. This life has more to it.
I guarantee none of us
would trade anything of this world. Or at let me rephrase this. I'm pretty sure I won't guarantee I'm pretty sure because some people might trade all of this world in order to be able to see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam during his lifetime.
What did he look like? What did his hands look like? What did his face look like? How was he?
But my brothers and sisters, we will return to a wall
and we will see Allah Who created more Hamlet's on Allah and he wasn't and we will be with in sha Allah insha Allah with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and we will in sha Allah drink from his hands and enjoy alcove and enjoy sneem right.
My brothers and sisters,
this life is short.
So we conclude
by sending Peace and blessings upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who taught us and until alim. A beautiful way to live this life Allahumma salli ala Muhammad Ali Mohammed Qmr Savita, Ebrahim wherever early Ibrahima innaka Hamid Majeed Allahumma barik ala Muhammad wa ala Ali Mohammed come back to Allah Ebro hemo and early Ibrahima innaka Hamid Majeed en la homography la now what? What zuke now whereas you know Allahumma vertikalen f Ed and you know what don't ya know you're on the land I mean, Allahumma Taco Bell Minh armelle and a few others, Shahada Rama bond and melody Allahumma Taco Bell Mina so Yama now what The Omen our coronella sudo. Now what karate now a little
corner Ernie our behind me. We ask Allah subhana wa Jalla to accept from every single one of us throughout the month of Ramadan, all of our good deeds and efforts. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from amongst those that attained the highest levels of Paradise and that receive complete and full forgiveness. We ask Allah subhana wa tahera
to pardon us of any sins that are in our account, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to shower his blessings and mercy upon every single one of us and our parents and our children. We ask Allah subhana wa to Allah to grant strength to the parents of Delilah him and his siblings, Allah they went through a very, very difficult time the last few months and the last couple of years, a lot Please grant them happiness and joy, for you are the one who said in the inner ellerslie Yusra in America lubricity Yusra he or Allah through the hardship that they've gone through and the difficulty and the the times of leak and and strain and stress and anxiety yeah Allah Please grant
them many many years of joy and happiness upon on Islam and EMA. Allah for all he turned to you hear Allah grant them complete and full forgiveness Yeah, Allah please open their hearts to you and make it easy for them in their life in all of the different situations that they may face in their future. Yeah, Allah please make this as a means of strengthening every single one of them and every single one of us. Yeah, Allah please make Abdullah Halim someone who, who really shines in our community and shows us how we are to turn to Allah not expecting anything from anyone in return.
Yeah Allah This was someone who lived behind the scenes, who's and then was loved by many whose recitation was loved by many. We are a lot this was someone who's
who's whose smile would would bring joy to the brothers and the sisters in the masjid. Yeah, a lot of this was someone who is known not only in our mustard but in many massages especially at alhuda yeah Allah please make it easy for his family to continue on this path of learning. Yeah, Allah His sister one in the Quran quest quiz this second place here Allah strength in her in knowledge. Allah please make it easy for her to learn more and more of the Quran. Yeah, Allah if she hasn't already memorized the Quran. allow her to come a half Eva of the Quran. Yeah Allah please make the prince of Abdullah Ali and half of the Quran. Yeah Allah please make every one of his siblings half his and
half of the year Allah please make it easy for us to also dedicate some time towards memorizing the Quran. Allah please make it easy for our children to understand the importance of the Quran. Allah please make it easy for him in his journey back to you. Last year, last read, we stood in front of his home and he stood side by side and we spoke here Allah this year, this read he was laying in bed worshiping you
and today he's begun his journey back to you. You're alone make the janazah process easy upon the family. Yeah Allah make the burial process easy upon the family yet alone make him a coolness to the eyes of his parents. You know Allah please make it easy for all of our community members that are going through hardship and difficulty with their own problems and their own issues. You know Allah please make it easy for every single one of our community members. Yeah Allah there are so many of our community members that are in the hospital right now in ICU as well. You know Allah please bless all of them with good health and strength and ease. Yeah, Allah please make it easy for many of our
community members that are going through difficult times in their lives. Whether it is something to do with their health to do with their wealth, or something to do with their family or something to do with their Deen or something to do with their Iman yet Allah please Maisie for them. And Allah we know that there is no issues with our Deen but sometimes we are the ones who are weak to practice and implement it. Allah please make it easy for every single one of us to come closer to you. I mean, law Please accept Abdullah Liam intergender to fifth dose as he was asking from you last night, he wished and desired to be into the high in the highest levels of Paradise yet Allah please
place him there. Just beside Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam make us from amongst those who feed the orphan children yeah Allah make us from those who look after the doing of this world. Yeah Allah please make us amongst those who look after our neighbors. Yep. Allah please make us from amongst those whose whole recognized by the community so that they can come to us when they are in need. You know, law please make it easy for our family members to understand the importance of giving to others. Allah please make it easy for us to also understand the importance of giving to others. Law, please make it easy us as Muslims, to have an example shared with the rest of our
community and the rest of the world. That is none other than the son of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah, we thank you for all that you've granted us throughout this month of Ramadan, Allah, we thank you for allowing us to fast the days that we fasted, you know Allah, for those of us who have missed days of fasting, accept those days of fasting in the next few days and allow us to fast those six days to one year please bless us with the rewards that you promised. And these allow us the strength to do even more you know low we beg and ask for you to shower us and mercy upon us not only throughout the month of Ramadan, but also throughout the whole year. And we know that you
do that. But we asked from all of your bounties and mercy and blessing and forgiveness. The the ability the abundant amount of blessings that you showers throughout the month of Vaughn you have a long shower even more throughout the entire year. Yeah Allah grant is to strengthen to reach more months of Ramadan. I mean, I mean, I mean in the light a little bit he will so anyway eater is an affordable way enter and it fresher. You wouldn't want to carry with Buffy Yeah, either Camila Allah come to the Quran. With Quran Allah He has come with a rule as to whether the law or law Viola does not ruin my brothers and sisters. Remember.
As much as it's hard to see someone young returned to LA
It is a beautiful,
To a law in submission. And so those who are family members are very close to anyone who is ill, or anyone who is sick or anyone who's returning to a law or returned to a law.
Know that if you see signs of goodness in their ending,
than be happy with Allah subhanho wa Taala always be happy with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is best for every single one of us. Just that.
We also wanted to thank all of the donors
to our mustard this year, those who gave even a single penny, even a single penny and I know people say but there's no pennies anymore. There are digitally there are you can donate a penny. So my brothers and sisters who have donated and contributed to the summit community center of Milton throughout this month of Ramadan to Zakouma level, pay it on, we truly appreciate it. And we ask a lot of what data to allow us to continue in all the goodness in height that we've done. We also want to thank all the donors who helped and contributed to acquire the prizes that we gave to the end quest quiz winners, those who won the MacBook and the iPads and the air pods right? Just qumola
haven May Allah reward all of you abundantly. We don't need to mention names of anyone. We keep it between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala those that gave in contributed, you know who you are, and we ask Allah subhana wa atta to reward you abundantly. Lastly, my brothers and sisters are the six days of shawano Some are asking, you can fast any of the six days of Shawwal except the first day which is the day varied but from the second day, which is today onwards, you can any of these days and anyone who missed days during Ramadan, for whatever reason whether you know a brother or sister for whatever reason, I can simply make up those days and faster days of chawan Joseph Camilla haven
Hayden about a lot of feedback on how to calama will be handed national and international federal governor to retake or someone will send them a letter Canada Vina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Sallim wa Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh