Channel: Daood Butt
Jummah Khutbah – Sh. Daood Butt
Sep 16, 2016
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My brothers and sisters, today being a Friday, we take it upon ourselves to remind us of the importance of taqwa as we normally do. But today's importance or today's remembrance, I should say our reminder of taqwa is related to something that will come next week in sha Allah hota Allah and we will discuss that in the second part of the clip. But
for now, we want to focus on the importance of Dawa and the importance of spreading this Deen the importance of taking it from one place to the other. And I want us to begin by looking at an example that was taught to us by none other than the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And he mentioned on the day when he was standing in alpha, now we saw how alpha just a few days ago, he mentioned when he's standing on alpha, in that last sermon that's delivered there by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that we famously know that you see hanging on walls in many people's houses that we see you know, in many massages, on big
posters behind glass, sometimes translated in multiple different languages. But no one takes a moment to usually stop and ponder over what was taught to us by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in it's our multiple lessons, multiple lessons that if we were to take one and try to focus on it for a year, we would suffice with that, and then take another lesson for the following year. Sometimes those lessons are so powerful that it would take you an eye more than a year to try to implement or try to live by those lessons. The lesson that we want to take today is the lesson when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in that sermon
that every single one of us, all the human beings are from Adam and Eve, or from Adam, and every single one of us are from the children of Adam and Howard. Now that's really interesting for us, because just yesterday, I was talking to a group of youth youth about 1213 years old, right? 10 1213 years old, and Subhanallah, we were you know, telling them the importance of learning about the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I told them, you know, you should always try to remember in the back of our head or to always be aware and conscious that every single one of us is a child of Adam, Allah has sent him
we are all descendants of one of the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala Hannah. Now that doesn't mean that we are all prophets, not at all the prophets and the messengers are chosen by Allah subhana wa Johanna, but it makes us see the importance of who we are. And that applies to everyone who walks the face of this earth we are the children of the Prophet of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and his wife, however, now what we as Muslims, as believers need to understand is that I had them and how, what, as their children, Allah subhanho wa Taala also shows us through the message of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then an Arab is not different than a non Arab or an Arab is not
better or a superior than a non Arab. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then says that a non Arab is not superior than the Arab, showing us that both are equal. Both are the same, in terms of them being human beings. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he also says that the white men is not different or not better, as
should say then the black men and the black men is not better or superior than the white men. And here we have the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam showing us how we should not inside of ourselves holds grudges against others simply because of their color, or because of their race, or because of their culture and where they come from, or the language that they speak or the food that they eat. We should not be the people that differentiate between each other and say, You know what, you stay in your group and we're going to stain ours. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he tried to break those barriers within us, informing us in his last sermon, that an Arab is not better
than a non Arab and vice versa. And a black man is not better than a white man and vice versa. And so we see here that the message of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was similar to a message that was given to us by none other than Ibrahim, Allah has sent out Prophet Ibrahim alayhis, salaam, he broke down the culture that his forefathers were upon his father and those that came before them, they were worshipping idols, and his own father as he used to destroy those, sorry, used to build the idols. He was the one who carved idols out of stone, people would bring him a stone or rock and leave it with him and he would carve whatever idols they wanted. And he would give that to them. He
would sell that to them. That was his business. That was how he made his earning. And Ibrahim Allah has sent him he was someone who destroyed that culture that they lived upon. He tried to at least he tried to, and he spoke to his father, and he went one day and we know very famously, he took the axe and he went, and he destroyed all the idols. But what does it teach you in AI? It teaches you an AI. Not that we're gonna go around and start destroying idols because we'll probably get arrested, right? That's something that we don't do. We live in a non Muslim country, we have to respect the others that are around us. But at the same time, it teaches us deeper lessons. The lesson that I
want to take out of this this example of Ibrahim alayhis salaam is that as believers, you and I as believers, we have cultural baggage that we hold on to and we tried to force it upon others sometimes, like someone who accepts Islam and comes to the masjid we tell them you have to wear Salwar Kameez. This person can't even pronounce salwaar kameez, right and yet they have to come to the masjid wearing it or you know, someone comes to the mustard as a new Muslim and we tell them this is the food that you have to eat now this is all this is the food of the Muslims Mashallah you give it to them and it's, you know, it's like cubs, or it's Yanni or it's buck flower, and they
think okay, now Tim Hortons is hot. Um, now we can only have baklava we have to go to Burger King all the time now, right? Somehow a lot. No, we don't bring that culture with us and impose it upon others. We bring the culture of Islam and we invite others. Yes, we can use our culture. Don't think I'm bad talking or bashing or putting down culture. I have culture running through my blood as well. And sometimes people come after a hookah and they say, you know what, I don't like how you spoke about my food. Now I'm not allowed to eat but a Yanni or something. No, I love biryani myself. That's not the point here. You're totally missing the point if that's what your understanding. What
we're trying to understand here or trying to learn together is that we should be people that are opening our arms to other people's culture. If someone accepts Islam, or someone is interested in Islam, we should not impose our cultures upon them. Rather we should teach them Islam.
teach them about the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. There's nothing wrong with eating a peanut butter sandwich. There's nothing wrong with eating a burger. There's nothing wrong with eating Biryani. There's nothing wrong with eating your buffalo. There's nothing wrong with having your cubs. There's nothing wrong with wearing a lot of kameez. There's nothing wrong with wearing a job. But we should not make this person or those people who are new to Islam or newly practicing Islam feel as though they have to completely change everything about their lifestyle, including the food that they eat and the clothing that they wear. What Ibrahim alayhis salam teaches us is that we also
treat treat our family members
who are attempting to bring Islam into their lives
and pushing that Islam away by imposing certain cultures upon them. Like for example, in a marriage, when someone wants to get married, and we see you know, the mother and the father telling the child you must marry someone who's Kashmiri because you're Kashmiri
or you must marry someone you know who's who's Moroccan because you're Moroccan or you must marry someone from Indonesia because you speak Bahasa Indonesia.
Right, you speak that language, so you can't marry anyone else, and we will not accept it. What we are seeing now is that our children, as the generations Go on, they will be marrying the local people, they will be marrying Muslim children who are born and raised here. And so we need to start breaking down those barriers inside of us that Ibrahim alayhis salam taught us to do, that we break down those cultural barriers that we hold inside of us, because it's time that we move forward. Remember highly about the Allah and he taught us Don't raise your children in the same manner that you were raised. Because times are different, and your location is different. And so we have to be
people that think of the area and the location that we're living in and speak to the people, whether it's our children, or our neighbors, or our friends and colleagues and co workers in a language that they will understand. A lot of us we make this mistake, we try to impose certain things upon others, we go to the schools and we say no, my children, my child is not allowed to do this not allowed to do that. And they have to do this, and they have to do that. Now remember, there's nothing wrong with going and communicating with them. But we have to make them understand why our children need to do that. Why does my child need to eat halal? Why is my child who's in you know, the later years of
high school who's mature maybe in University have to fast during Ramadan? Why is it that my child will not die if they fast and have one hour of phys ed at school and play a basketball game for example, because we have Taqwa in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is what a lot tells those who go for Hajj. And we learn this around this time of year as well. Allah subhana wa tada says in Surah tillbaka. What does that word do for in
de taco? Allah Subhana which Allah teaches us that if we're going to take something, or we're going to keep something or we're going to earn something, and that thing that will differentiate us between others as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also mentioned in his last sermon is the difference between us is our taqwa, our piety in Allah Subhana, WA, tada, that is our difference. Now, that makes us different in a different sense. As human beings, we're all human beings.
The person who's an Arab or a non Arab, the person who is black, or white, or brown, or red or purple or pink, right, we are all the same in terms of being human beings. But what makes us different is our belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And now we're talking about our level of piety in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so we could see that even amongst to Muslims, to Muslims, to believers, to people who submit to Allah subhanho, wa Taala, who are from the same culture, who eat the same food, who dress in the same clothing, who pray the same prayers in the same times at the same place in the same mustard
are different because of their level of piety.
Everything else about them is the same. But they're different in their level of piety. And Allah subhanho wa Taala encourages us, if we're going to carry something with us, you know, you want to get ready to go somewhere, you want to go to university, you want to equip yourself as an engineer, as a doctor, for example, you want to be a doctor, what do you do, the first thing you need is lots and lots of pens, and probably a pair of glasses because you're going to read a lot. And then you also need a white coat and a Mercedes Benz, right, because you're going to be a doctor Mashallah. And so you need to equip yourself with certain things. You also need to as Muslims equip ourselves
with taqwa with piety, closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala aware that Allah is aware of everything, and knows everything that we do, and knows everything that we conceal, at the same time.
My brothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us in the Quran kuntum Hi, I'm Martin reject leanness, and we've taken this verse before, we're not going to go over it in detail, but the highlights in there would have been married off after saying that we are from the best people that walk the face of this earth. Why? Because we encourage people to do good. We stop people from doing bad we discourage them from that. And what took me una bella. And we believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says that from amongst those who don't believe there are some who do believe there are some who will believe and therefore the mission of carrying that to them is on our shoulders. It's on our shoulders.
As the people who believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala every single one of us claims to be a moltmann. Raise your hand if you believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala as the one true God is permissible to do that during the clip, but if that's what he asks you, if you believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala raise your hand I could see through the door, I don't think we can see you. Right? Carlos, we all believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala as the one true God, Lord to be worshipped, and there are none other that is to be worshipped except Allah subhanho wa Taala. We understand that we believe it. Therefore the mission is upon our shoulders, and ask a simple question before we proceed. Don't we
wish goodness for others?
If we all raised our hands, because we believe in Allah, don't we wish goodness for others? And we all know deep down that the answer is yes, we do wish goodness for others. And we'll speak about that in the next part of the footman sha Allah aku Kohli had our associate of law festival in Lahore.
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Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us
after sending the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he indicates to us in the Quran, the message and one of the purposes of the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam which was actually said by Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wasallam what is that what is that Satan statement will have he is me.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says his people will have he severely and Allah subhanho wa Taala tells him to tell his people say this is my way, this is the way that I live a duru in a law, I call to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now that is an important statement that was said not only by our messenger some longer I knew he was sending them. It's written for us and there and part of the statements of Allah subhanho wa Taala will have he Sebelius as a rule of law. He tells the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, express your mission to others. let the people know that your mission is to call them upon the way that you live your life. This manner that you live is an important way.
It teaches us goodness, it stops us from going towards evil. And it protects our future generation, so long as we put in an effort to do so. And then trust the loss of Hannah Horta, Hana, right. And so we see here that it's important for every single one of us to take it upon ourselves to convey this message to others. And because of that, I asked another question, how can I convey the message to others as believers who are sitting here as people who raised our hands as people who understand that this was the mission of our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? How can you and I, every single person sitting here, young and old, who speaks English, who doesn't speak English, male or
female, child or adult? How can I take this message to someone else? And it's really, really simple.
We live the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
When we live the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as in truly tried to bring his son into our lives, and we're not shy to do that in front of others. And when people see us doing that, the first thing they do is they question it. They say Hey, wait a second on CNN, BBC CTV and all these TV stations and media channels, we saw something else. But why is it that our neighbor is bringing us the biryani why is it that our neighbor is bringing us you know, the the the Cubs? Why is it that our neighbor is bringing us the sweets in this food? Why is it that our neighbor smiles at us? Why is it that our neighbor cuts our grass for us and shovels our driveway? Why is it that
our neighbors simply smiles at us? When they're known as the people who are so called terrorists of the world? Why are they smiling at us? Are they deceiving us? No, we're not deceiving anyone. We're smiling at them because this was the message of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and in order to try and invite those non Muslims who live around
Round us to come closer to understand us. There's a simple program that will take place not tomorrow. But next Saturday on the 24th. In sha Allah hotel next Saturday, the 24th there will be an open house here in the masjid, right here in this Masjid. And we encourage you every single person to take one of these flyers as you go out. It's kind of like a postcard, it's actually an invitation. It's an invitation and on the back, it has the location for the masjid, so that you can go and invite your neighbor, a simple task that many of us will say, you know, what I don't know how to do, I don't know how to invite someone, I don't know how to bring them to the masjid or I don't
know how to explain this lamb to someone else. The first thing that we can do today is to leave this drama flipped, but with this in our hands, and go to one of our neighbors, or take two or three or four because we don't only have one neighbor, right? Take a few of them and invite the neighbors who live around us. Imagine if every single person did that here. There's approximately what 700 people here today in total. And then there's another Juma that will happen afterwards, multiply that by, let's just say everyone took to that means next Saturday, at least about 1400 people would have been invited to come to see what to see the mustard to see that there's no terrorism happening here. To
see people who smile at one another, to see people who are serving them with a drink, serving them with, you know, a sweets or something nice, speaking to them nicely, explaining to them the misconceptions that they had about Islam, coming to a place where they can feel comfortable, a place where we feel comfortable, why shouldn't anyone else feel comfortable here. And we should be the ones that take advantage of that. And so the responsibility is not on the shoulders of others. The responsibility is not on the shoulders of the Imams, only the responsibility is on the shoulders of every single one of us. Every single one of us who believes in Allah subhanho wa Taala must take
this message to those who live around us. Why? Because that's what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did. And that's what the Sahaba of the Levant home did when they were invited to the homes of the non Muslims that were their neighbors. They didn't say no, I'm not going to your house, because you're non Muslim, you have a dog. Right? Like we do nowadays. We say, Oh, you have a dog? I'm sorry, I can't come in your house. That's not true. Where does it? Where do we see that it's not permissible to go into a house that has you know, that the owner has a dog in, that is not true. There's nowhere in Islam that you'll find you're not allowed to enter the home of someone who has a
dog. We know the prohibition against you know, having the dog touch our clothing, the saliva and then coming to pray. That's a different story. But if we're going to invite someone and you know, they have a dog, ask them nicely, you know, I don't really like the dog, can you just keep it tied up, or just put it in a room or something, just put a leash on it, call us solve the problem, go to their house, or you don't need to enter the house, you could simply knock on their door. And so we don't want to make this a mission that happens every single Saturday. Like we see the Jehovah's Witness doing and going and waking people up on a Saturday morning, we want to make this admission
that we live by a mission that you don't need to go and knock on the doors of others. What we need to do is simply live according to the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but because of what's happening in the world, and because of what's happening in our community in society, we're simply opening our doors on one day, to allow those who have misconceptions about us to come in to see what we do in the masjid. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make that easy for us. I mean, the next thing I'm going to mention, which is the last thing in sha Allah, Allah to Allah, because many of you said, or many of you might be thinking, sorry, let me correct myself. Many of you might be
thinking that we don't know how to approach our neighbor. I could simply walk out with a few of these cards, but I don't know how to go and give it to my neighbor. That's where you come tonight. Tonight, our halaqa like we have every Friday night, we will gear tonight's halaqaat from mclubbe until every shot on practical tips on how to approach your neighbor practical tips from the life of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam and from the Quran, methods that we can use on how to speak or how to approach our neighbors. And we will actually and why I'm saying practical is we will choose people to practically demonstrate certain things to us. For example, that home has a dog in it or
that home, you know you don't you've never spoken to that neighbor or that neighbor is someone who you know, hates Muslims. What can you do? How can you
approach that person and speak to them. come tonight and shout Allahu taala for the family halaqa which will take place right here from Muslim until Arusha. Take your invitation cards today's you leave from Juma and come tonight so we can learn together and we will be able to ask questions to one another on how we can resolve some of the problems and conflicts that we might have with our neighbors in order to spread Islam towards them.
We conclude by sending Peace and blessings upon the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam as Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in the Quran he and the angels do in the law how Amala you care to who your son Luna had a nebby? Yeah, a U haul Latina amanu sallu alayhi wa salam o Taslima Allahumma salli. ala Muhammad Anwar Allah Allah Mohammed conocer. Later Allah Ibrahim wa early Ibrahima innaka hamidah Majeed Allahumma barik Allah and Mohammed Ali Mohammed come about octahedra Ibrahim Ali Ibrahim in Nakia hamidah Majeed, we ask Allah Subhana which Allah to open our hearts to Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to fill our hearts with Iman. We ask Allah Subhana
which Allah to grant us bravery and courage. We asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to make it easy for us to live an example like the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to protect our children. We ask Allah to save us from the harms of the society that we live in. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the ability to constantly call out to Him when we need something. We asked a lot to protect those that live in different countries or that are in other countries that are being harmed and are suffering and going through difficulty in their lives. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant them ease, to grant them safety, to grant them protection and to
bring ease to their nation and to their people. I mean, yellow below Allah mean, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to cure those that are suffering and struggling with difficulties and illnesses that are sitting with us. We ask Allah to make it easy for them and to relieve them of their pains and their struggles and suffering. I mean,
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