Channel: Daood Butt
12 – Purification of the Soul (Tazkiatu Al-Nafs) – Sh. Daood
Apr 21, 2017 @ Al Falah Islamic Centre
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Kleber to Lima Tolkien was suddenly what was suddenly more had to be hidden carry him on a lot of sada to atoma tasneem rubbish. rocklea assadi were suddenly empty while orchidectomy lissoni efco. coli, my brothers and sisters in Islam a set mRNA from what I have to lie about our cattle.
I shall live once full of energy 100 in LA.
And then in LA.
Some of the sisters, maybe just close the lights, if you can open those lights, that'd be great. I don't know who closed it. But whoever closed the lights in the back, if you can open them, that would be much appreciated. Also, the partition is up. So any sisters that want to come out the white door on your left, you can do that as well. And anyone who's sitting near the partition, just be careful not to knock it over. Okay, good. So
we didn't even start ahead.
Or do you have a question? Just wait, we keep your questions until after 915
All right, good luck. Alright, so I noticed that some of you already have lollipops in your mouth, what's going on? welcome here. Do you have lollipops man? That's not fair. And not in your mouth but in your hand, right? Don't put the Mashallah your dad might have to rush you to the hospital. He pushes the whole stick in his mouth the whole thing.
how Allah subhana wa tada gave you such a big mouth Michelle, lots of Article 109 it's gonna be filled with massage, right? All the massage that the letters of the Quran are going to flow out of your mouth Alhamdulillah because you have a lot of space to place every single letter properly. hamdulillah good.
So today, inshallah, we're going to talk about something a little bit interesting. And I was thinking of how we can make this even more interactive. So what I'm going to ask is all the youth to move back to the third row. So the row that's dark gray right next to Osaka.
Yeah, you're wearing no behind you.
Yeah, good. And I'm going to ask for how many do we have enough for ads in front of us call us maybe not everyone needs a call. But for those that want to call on you, especially if you know Arabic, you might find that useful? Okay, good. So all the use of backed up all the adults can come forward if they want. Don't be shy, and I'm not gonna bite you might get candies, right. hamdulillah. What we're gonna do today is I want it to be a little bit more interactive. And there's a reason why I've asked the youth to go back. No, you go back, right back up, back up, back up more and more, one more row. Use your feet, I'll give you nice feet to walk on and hamdulillah good. And it gives you a
brother to pull you good hunting Allah. So the reason why I've asked you to do that is you're only going to come to the front, if you can actually give us what we're asking for. Guys, we're going to ask you for something you actually have to deliver. If you don't deliver. You can't come forward. Okay. What is tomorrow?
Saturday Alhamdulillah. Tomorrow is Saturday. Very good. First day, only tomorrow. What's so good about Earth Day?
Is the Earth's birthday.
You help the earth? Okay? What else?
You make it clean? Okay, good. And the fact that tomorrow is the day that I think most people in the world, they're going to be looking at the world and thinking of the world and the earth, etc. I thought why not touch upon that from an Islamic perspective? Like why don't we learn about the earth why why only wait for you know something to happen and occasion on the calendar or by everyone in society to celebrate a day or to you know, show goodness on that day? Why wait for that when we can learn about it so that we can implement Earth Day or actions of people that will take place on Earth Day, every single day. So I want to theme tonight's halaqa around Earth,
the world and to understand what Allah subhana wa tada has given to us. Before we do that in sha Allah on the very in the very beginning of soldato bacara, which means you have on this page of the Koran or I'll do it this way for you because you're looking at me, on this side, you'll have sort of 230 and then on this side you have Alif Lam meme that he can Kitab will lie both the flip the page and on the next page, you see that Allah Subhana Allah mentions the earth right there. And he talks about people and he says about them,
that these people only spread facade. These people are only concerned about destroying the world. And when the loss of Hannah Montana tells them to be good, they're like, you know, we are being good, we are doing good. But in reality, they're not. They only continue to spread facade, right and Allah subhanho wa Taala labels them as mossy Dune people who spread evil around the world.
Now when we talk about Earth Day, we're not just talking about the earth itself. There are many different components and elements that make up the earth.
Who can give us examples from the Quran? This is where you answer and come forward and get a lollipop. This goes for the youth and the adults as well. Okay, both the brothers as well as the sisters not we're not going to ask the sisters to come forward. If the younger ones want to come forward that's fine. The older ones you can remain where you are very good example from the court and
I love how you're coming forward. You stay back until I tell you to come forward.
over the earth
Okay, Allah Subhana Allah I don't know correct me if I'm wrong says in the jehlen fill out of the halifa calu attach alfi her my UFC doofy how YSP could Dima one afternoon wasabi hobby handy Kanaka de sola. Right in sauna tillbaka Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about the very beginning of the creation and how he created the gin and he placed the gin on this world before you and I came here. This world was filled with gin.
Oh, don't get scared. Don't worry, you have nothing to be scared of. Why do you have nothing to be scared of? You are all believers in Allah subhanho wa Taala when you believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala you believe that nothing can harm you except with the will of Allah subhana wa tada except that Allah wants that to happen to you. So don't get scared. Don't feel as though something's gonna happen to you trust that Allah Subhana Allah will protect you. So when we talk about the jinn Allah subhana wa tada plays gin on this world and filled the world with the jinn and they were living here and destroying everything around them, those just destruction left, right and center. And then the
loss of Hannah Montana's telling the angels that he's going to create human beings. Adam, Allah has sent him how, what and so on and so forth. And there would be people that will bring guidance to the people of the world. prophets and messengers, right? And so Allah subhana wa, tada placed people to become ambassadors. As our youth is pointing out to us, you can come forward. Do you want another lollipop? Yeah, hamdulillah You deserve it because you got another one from somewhere else. You can sit in the front now. All right, whoever sits in the front got a lollipop doesn't answer any more questions. Good. So anyone who wants to come forward again has to give another verse But in the
Quran, Allah subhana wa tada does not only mention Arnold, he doesn't only mention the world or the globe itself. Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about different things related to the world. In this world, our Earth Do we need heat?
Yeah, where do we get heat from? The sun? Was Shem see you Oh boy. Ha ha one little comedy either.
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Allah Subhana Allah mentions the sun, the moon, the day, the night, Allah subhanho wa Taala touches upon the earth as in he quotes the earth, He swears by the earth and all of these different things that a love brings to our attention is for you and I to understand that the sun is also part of this earth as in it's not the earth its creation, right? It's it's self we could say, but we still need the sun to keep us warm. Last week I was in Australia.
Did you know there's no ozone layer over Australia.
There's no ozone over Australia. It's burnt out. So when you're in Australia, and it's hot in the summer, which is winter for us, so their summer is our winter because they're on the southern hemisphere. When you're there The sun is so hot that within 15 minutes you can actually get burnt sunburned in certain areas in 15 minutes you can get sunburned because there's no ozone. Now that's kinda is a reminder for me and you, how do we take care of our part of the world? How do we take care of this part of the earth and all of the garbage and the pollution and the you know the the wrappers of things and bottles and stuff like that, that we contribute towards polluting our Earth
only comes back to harm us years later. And so as a reminder from Allah subhanho wa Taala. He takes an oath by the sun to remind us of the importance of the sun, but also the importance of the night and he brings
That to our attention in verses almost side by side was Shamsi will go haha well of comedy that Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us of the heat of the day when the have the day which is extremely hot at times in certain places. And then the night which brings coolness to us. The sun can be so hot
that it reminds us as well of the Day of Judgment.
You know, Subhana Allah yesterday day before yesterday, it must have been right must have been on Monday video. The brothers had had him for supper. So we had our halaqa and after that we had some money every month, once a month we have dinner right now everyone's gonna come once a month on Wednesdays, right? So Wednesday night, every Wednesday night, we do Tafseer of the call. And we're actually going through a soda of lard. Right now we're getting near the end of soda, right? And so panela once a month, we have food. And at the end of our halaqa we're eating the haleem and it was really spicy. And I'm like oh so Pamela This is really hot. And there was a brother there that was
saying he used to live in Saudi and his friends would say you know all the Pakistani and Indian and bungah Bengali brothers and sisters right people from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, these people will all go to genda and I was like well this is a new one right? This is a new new thing I'm hearing now like all the Pakistanis, India's and Bangladeshis are all going to go to Gen knows like why. And he says his Saudi friends would tell him that Mashallah they can eat how like they can eat food that is so hot and spicy. That there's no way they would have any issues in the hereafter Allah subhanho wa Taala just put them straight into jamna right because they can withstand the heat of the spices,
some kind of Allah just a little joke, right? But Subhana Allah, it's a reminder from Allah subhana wa tada about the importance of thinking outside the box. Don't just think of the Sun is something beautiful. Oh, the summer has come? What are we going to do this summer? Are we going to contribute towards destroying the earth even further this summer? Am I going to leave my car running as a mother and father who's driving? Am I going to you know, as a child going out to the park? Am I going to throw my wrapper just on the floor and leave it to pile up in different places of the earth? Or am I going to take care of this world because this world is an Amana, from Allah subhanho
wa Taala. Just as our body has been given to us as an Amana, we are given this body as a trust, a lot trusts you to take care of your body. When you don't take care of your body. Allah subhana wa tada turns that body off for us, right? Similarly, this world is in America, when we don't take care of this world. A lot turns this world off for us. And this is why you're seeing things like global warming, and you're seeing you know, oil running out and you're seeing a lot of pollution. And we're seeing a lot of destruction around the world and a lot of earthquakes and a lot of tsunamis and a lot of tornadoes and a lot of change in weather. So hello, where did the snow go? This winter, we
saw a little bit of snow but when you think of it in Canada, we should get a lot of snow. And then when you look at other places on earth, some handle other saying this year in Australia, they're supposed to get a lot of snow in Sydney, snow in Sydney. You never get snow in Sydney. But this year, they're saying we're gonna get snow in Sydney. So some kind of law a law changes things because we don't take care of it. Hey, another example from the Koran. Yes, medic.
At school you learned about taking care of the earth very good. What did you learn? How can we take care of the earth?
Very good. If we're done with using something we can give it to someone else. And that is known as reusing something so not only recycle, but reuse it give it to someone else very good. This is for you Malik. You could sit in the front row and you're done answering questions yes.
That's great school you had the Eco fest tell us something you learned
how can we take care of this earth
very good. Mashallah tomato cola. So this is for you, you can move to the front row. So he is taking and talking about not only recycling these but using these plastic bottles in different ways. And then also handle the month of Ramadan is coming up. One thing that we should do as Muslims every single one of us is not to buy one of these bottles every single day. Or to come and take one for free from the masjid every single day because Mashallah, that's about it.
There's some really nice, really generous Muslim brothers and sisters who donate like 1000 bottles every single week, right? for all of us to come and get free water every single night for Tada, we, but what are we doing think of the amount of bottles and some handle on our masajid. I'm not saying this mustard because I honestly don't know if this mustard recycles or not, but I remember at seeing recycling bins last year, but I know some massages like last year there was a mustard that I used to go to on a regular basis. And I would see the the garbage bins filled with bottles. And I asked the mustard committee, some of the board members, I said what are we doing with these bags filled up
every night about five or six big, at least six big garbage bags filled with plastic bottles. I asked him what are we doing with them? They said we're throwing them in the garbage.
So what do you mean we're throwing them in the garbage? This is recyclable. Right, we can recycle them. And you know what they said? They said we have to pay more. There's no recycling in our in the area. It's an industrial area, there's no recycling. So if we want to recycle, we have to pay for them to come and pick up our recycling. So we just throw it in the garbage and handed it right handed in LA. So we'd rather just throw this in the garbage and destroy the earth than to pay a little bit or for every single one of us every day once Imagine if every person who comes to pray throughout the entire month of Ramadan, took one bag home. Once during the month of Ramadan, we can
all put it in our home recycling collection, and have it picked up from our homes and contribute towards cleaning the earth rather than throwing these in the garbage. So now the month of Ramadan is coming. How can we save or protect the Earth? by getting rid of these bottles? What should we do?
Very good. We bring a reusable bottle and fill it up at the fountain Alhamdulillah This is for you. You can come up to the front. Actually this one seems kind of broken. So we'll give you this one. Or if you want to read one you can choose okay. hamdulillah. Very good. You can take it you can come sit in the front. What else? What else can we do? Yes.
Very good. hamdulillah This is for you, you can come and get it right. So getting people together to clean and to put things in the garbage and so on. Now, a question here. This point is a point that that is raised every single year on a specific day, let's go out let's clean the parks as clean the school yards as clean around our homes that's rake up and so on and so forth. But is it something we're supposed to do only once?
No, we do it every day here. This is for you. This is for you. You can come and get it? Who said yes. She said yes. Here this is for you, you can come and get it. Because I know you're very honest. Alhamdulillah you know that what you said was straight from the heart.
And you were thinking so
that's for you to delegate? So is it something that we're supposed to do every single day?
or once a day, once a year?
Every single day? Why?
I'll tell you why. Part of our belief as Muslims, as believers in Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the last and final messenger is that we remove something that's a hardship or difficulty or a harm to someone, when it's in the way of people who are passing. How many times do we walk down the street and see something that technically is harmful? If it's not harmful to to another person, it's harmful to the earth? How many times do we walk down the street and see things and we don't pick them up? Did we ever think when we see garbage on the floor, and we don't pick it up that that is actually a part of my email that I'm just walking past? You're
literally looking at your email and on the floor, think of it that way. Okay, it's not there. But think of it that way. That that is a percentage. That is like 1% of my Eamonn sitting on the floor there. And I'm going to walk right by it. Would we ever do that? Would we ever walk by our amen?
No, we wouldn't. Right? We want to take it. It's like Pac Man. You remember the game Pac Man back in the day? I know a lot of the children like Pac Man. What's that? Who knows what Pac Man is? kids know, Pac Man. hamdulillah the parents are like what? What's? What is Pac Man? You're right. Everyone here knows that. Raise your hand if you know Pac Man. adults as well. Good. Everyone knows. You know, Pac Man. Come on, man. Right, Pac Man, that little.
That little thing that goes in eats these little dots on your screen. Think of Pac Man and all those dots is a percentage of your email.
And you're walking around you're going your Pac Man you're going around everywhere to try and pick up these little pieces of your Eamon but there's one little piece and you know there's a day you're going to stand in front of Allah Subhana Allah, and he's going to question us, and we worry on that day, how many deeds do we have? We just need one more. We need one more, we need one more. And so Pamela it might just be that on that day, we wish that we picked up a wrapper from the floor or something that was just, you know, tucked in the bushes that we cleaned it up for our neighbor or we cleaned it up for society or we just cleaned it up for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada.
That's something we need to think of. Because the world is something given to us from Allah subhana wa to Hana. Allah subhanho wa Taala created and designed the earth in how many days?
How many days?
Sit down. Six days, six days Allah subhanho wa Taala you know, put in dedicated to molding and shaping and designing this world for us. So when we look at the world, how many times do we look at pictures on Instagram On Facebook, on YouTube? You see videos of the world and everyone's like, Oh, I want to go there. How many of you want to go to Cuba on vacation?
And one person how many of you want to go to Medina on vacation? Right? How many of you want to go to I don't know names some places you want to go to? Where do you want to go? Saudi Arabia
Pakistan Mashallah. Ottawa Al Hamdulillah? Morocco Allahu Akbar. Where's that
exotic place called your home? Where's that? The grave?
in Mississauga? Alhamdulillah where does the sisters want to go? Yeah, sister. Like if we start to say it our husbands are gonna get upset with us right? Where do you want to go?
Right next to you you had your hand up with the purples from America Mashallah. Lots of Attica beautiful things in America right? Yeah. England. Why it rains all the time. hamdulillah you get to see the rain right? There's a city in England that has the most rain all year round. Yes. Where else do you want to go?
Huh? New York. Why do you want to go to New York?
You see she likes it. Where else where do the sisters want to go? Do you have the whole world any place you can go to other than McCann Medina. Where would you want to go?
Turkey good Where else?
Egypt Okay. What else?
Nowhere else? Nowhere to go.
Malaysia Allahu Akbar right.
When people go to Malaysia they want to stay in Malaysia so Allah Yes.
Oh the US okay. Mashallah. The West and like everywhere in the West, right until you come right back. That's what I do. I always fly West until I come back through the East hamdulillah What else?
Right here Alhamdulillah What about you?
You want to go home?
Sorry. Yeah. Yeah, you
turkey Disney World.
Australia Subhana. Allah. Yeah. Egypt good. Australia can ask kangaroo burgers, camel burgers and every other burger. hamdulillah Yeah.
Bangladesh. Yeah. Toronto. Like your parents never took you there. You know, you live like in the Greater Toronto Area.
Good. Last one.
To last to
space and the Wild Wild West. hamdulillah
just walk 10 meters that way you're in the wild, wild west.
Oakville hamdulillah Mashallah, you guys have interesting places you want to go to? Okay, so we've seen examples of places that we want to go on and go to on Earth. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Design those places for us. And he says in the Quran called Cebu fill out, go see Explorer, understand what this world is about travel. Go and see what Allah Subhana Allah has created of this earth. Go and see the places that Allah sent destruction to to remind us that this is a place destruction came to Why did destruction come to this place? Who lived here? What did they do? Should we live that way? No. So we stay away from doing the things that those people did. Other things we go to beautiful
places on earth. You see the water, you see the palm trees and the sun
And somehow you're sitting there, getting your feet massaged, sipping out of a coconut that just fell off of the tree. Some Hannah law, so beautiful, right, Malaysia. And so Hannah law, you're sitting there thinking of Allah subhanho wa Taala, how he created these beautiful things for us, but they won't last forever,
won't last forever. Whether we take care of it, or we don't take care of it, there will be a time when Allah subhanho wa Taala will have it destroyed.
But until that time, we are not to accelerate the destruction of the world. A lot doesn't tell us Hurry up and destroy the earth so that the Day of Judgment can come so that you can go to genda quicker, because none of us know when we're going to go to genda or if we're even going to go to gentlemen. And so it's important for us to try and work towards protecting this earth for the generations to come. Because the people who come after us are also an Amana, a parent has the responsibility of looking after the spouse that they choose so that they choose a correct mother, for example, for the children that they are going to have, even though they didn't even have
children. And so Allah subhana wa tada wants us to plan for the future. Hey, other examples of this world mentioned in the Quran. Yes.
All of a sudden, I can't hear you.
You started loud and then you went silent. Come closer, come, come, come. No, no, no, let him not not No, no, let him let him.
Can you show me the verse.
Now let him do it. Let him do it. He has two legs. He has a brain he has a mouse he has hands hamdulillah
Ah, no misfortune. Good.
Good. So which sort of two headed verse number 22. He's calling verse number 22 of sort of two headed how Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions that what happens to us on earth is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right? That anything that happens to us as bad as we think it may be? It was from the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Think of it this way. You know, so Pamela, about two weeks ago, there's a brother in the United States. Some of you might know him. His name is Omar Reagan, right? You know, Mr. Reagan, comedian, very happy, very funny type of brother, Mashallah, you know, really, really excited brother. He made this video of him visiting the grave of his father.
Now, for those that don't know, his father was an Imam in Detroit, who was shot many years ago, right by the FBI. So he was arrested and handcuffed and face down and the FBI shot him in the back right number of times, 20 times. Okay, so his father, the way he passed away was a very disturbing way. So it disturbed him. He's an adult, he's older than me. But somehow it was a very disturbing way to see your father go right. And to see him as someone who Subhanallah took care of him raised him was an Imam in the community, and so on and so forth. Now, he went to visit a few weeks ago, he went to visit his father's grave. And while he is there, he makes this one minute video, and it was
on Instagram. And when I saw this video, I was like, Subhanallah, who is so happy going to see their father's grave. But he was so happy. He was so excited. And when I saw him in Australia last week, I was like, Omar, you need to tell me like, Why were you so excited?
making this video at the grave of your father. So Pamela, you're at the cemetery and you're making this video and you're so happy. He's like, Listen, I need to tell you what happened. He says his father, you know, his, he had a different mother and his father's wife. He passed away and left, you know, his wife behind his father's wife.
For every single time that he would speak to her, she would cry on the phone. She would cry and cry if you don't for 10 minutes, 60 minutes, she would cry and cry. And Subhanallah he's telling me He's like, you know, for about a year. I didn't call her. He's like, because every single time I call her, she just starts crying. And I thought to myself, like, I don't need that, you know, it just makes me feel even more sad. I miss my father more and so on and so forth. So he's like, I didn't call her and I thought to myself, I'm gonna go visit the grave, and I'm not gonna let her know. And it's been about a year since he spoke to her. He
gets there, he gets out of the car at the cemetery. He goes to his father's grave. As soon as he stands in front of his father's grave, his phone rings, and he looks at his phone. And the area code is an area code in South Africa. And he was just about to go to South Africa, or he just returned to south from South Africa, one of the two. So he's like, okay, it must be important. So he answers the phone. And even though it was an area code of South Africa, he answers it. And it was his father's wife.
And he's like, Oh, mama, you know, he's, he's like, he calls her mom, right? He's like, Oh, mama, you know, I'm very What are you calling me for? And she's like, you know, it's been such a long time. You haven't called me? You know, you haven't you don't come and see me anymore. You know what happened? What did I do? It is something wrong, you don't stay in touch What's wrong, what happened? And at that moment, he he thought to himself, and he was telling me, he says, I thought to myself, it's so true. Everything happens. For the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He makes things happen. He's standing in front of his father's grave. He hadn't called his father's other wife for many
years. I'm sorry, not for many years, for many months for a year, right? close to a year. And all of a sudden, as soon as he gets out of the car and stands in front of his dad's grave, she calls him and he thinks to himself, it's only from the father of a law that she is calling me, reminding me I need to be in touch with her more often, right? But somehow that's an example of how a loss of Hannah Montana created everything on this earth for a specific reason. The beautiful things that we see around us
the nice weather, the beaches, right? We don't have beaches, but we all dream to go there. Right? We all wish to go to LA I know noorani sitting there going man don't stop talking about Malaysia and he's been in Malaysia so many times finalizes I don't want to go back right? But somehow all the things that we dream of and wish and I know many people come from other countries. My dad's from Canada from Pakistan, how many times does He say Oh, I wish to go back to Pakistan as in to live there forever. Right. My mother's from Portugal for the first time earlier this year or late last year. She went back to Portugal for the first time since she came to Canada she went back to her
Island back to you know the the neighborhood that she grew up in back to the homes and she saw like the home that her brother was born in these are things are some handler we wish to go back and see even though it might not be the nicest thing on earth, but a lot created it for us to remind us of who
of Allah subhana wa tada
that we came from certain places we will return and just as we miss the place we were born and the place we grew up in, we miss returning back to Allah subhana wa Tada. An example of that is which prophet?
Which prophet wished to go back to Allah?
I'm not the one I'm thinking of. Very good Prophet Adam. Allah has sent him When the angels came to take his soul, how she would Eve right, Adam's wife, she was really, really nervous and scared. What did Adam Allah has sent him do? He takes what his wife and he puts her behind him and he comforts or he says, Don't worry, don't worry, don't panic, everything's gonna be okay. Why does he do this? Because he knows a loss of Hamlet. Allah gave him a certain amount of time on Earth. 960 years he lived on this earth. And his time was up. It was time for him to return. And so he was happy to go back to a law. Why was he happy to go back to a law?
Why was Adam alehissalaam happy to go back to Allah?
We should all know the answer to this.
He's gonna go exactly. He was in Geneva. And he knows that when we leave this earth, what happens to us as believers?
We eventually go to Geneva very good. And so as someone who witnessed Geneva Adam alayhis salam goes back to Allah subhanho wa Taala fully well, knowing that he will return to Allah eventually going to Agenda right and so that you get a lollipop right? Forgot to give one 200 Allah That's for you. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us the importance of taking care of this earth. Any other examples that you can give us from the Quran? Here are examples of the earth in the Quran. You should remember the earth everywhere you go. What does Allah mentioned? Yeah.
The hell at the dunya
dunya very good hire to dunya This is for you. Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions the life in this dunya we
is also taking part and taking control of this earth, we need to make sure that we look after this earth so that we can also live on this earth. Very good. I've told you and shared stories with you before, I've been to places you would never even want to put your shoes on the ground. I've walked in places on streets are made out of dirt and mud and sludge and garbage, usually mostly garbage, that your shoes, you would not even want to get your shoes dirty, walking down those streets. And you will see children laying in those streets sleeping.
You'll see children that you will not even want to put your hand on their cheek or in their hair because you think Ooh, look at their skin, look at their face. Not that something's wrong with their skin, but the amount of dirt on the faces of these children. You think to yourself, if I touch them, and then I go and touch myself or put my finger in my mouth, maybe I'm gonna get sick. Imagine that there's children sleeping in those conditions. What are we doing about it?
How are we going and taking care of those? We should be traveling to those areas to clean them up, to help them to provide certain things for them. So panelo $1 for us here in Mississauga and Oakville in Toronto goes nowhere. The average home costs what nowadays? I know I heard it on the radio the other day. What's the cost of the average home in the GTA now?
$1.2 million $1.2 million. anyone here who owns a house probably doesn't own a $1.2 million house. But that's an average. Now think of it $1.2 million in the Greater Toronto Area buys you a place to go to sleep.
This brother today. He came from St. John's, Newfoundland. Right. I know him from a few years ago. He used to live here in Toronto. He moved back out to you know the East Coast. He said they bought a mustard. They bought a building the cost of it for the mustard. Guess how much it is?
Not 1.2 million? Nope.
5000? No, no, no. They bought a property with a home on it. Mustard. Yeah. How much do you think it costs? Five, what? 5 million? No.
Some of the adults want some of the adults to guess because the adults are the ones that always donate. Right?
Hmm. 300,000? No. 3 million? Nope. No, not 50,000?
No, not 100,001 more than
80 million. 8 million. No. $70,000.
You were close. I wanted to say very close. But then everyone would say numbers very close to that. But when we think of it, in our minds, we think of 5 million, 4 million, 3 million, 2 million, 6 million. We think in the millions because a home here 1.2 million if you're going to buy a mustard. Well, we're looking at a few million right? They bought a place he said we got over 600 Syrians in our city in St. John's alone. 600 of the Syrian refugees that came in are there. He's like now because there's so many Muslims. He's like before, we never thought of buying them. Mustard, but because in the past year, we got 600 Syrian refugees that came into that little city. He's like, we
thought we need to buy a mustard so they bought a mustard for 70,007 zero. He's like we only need 40,000 left to pay off the rest. I'm like 40,000 in Toronto, and like you should just walk down the streets of like meadowvale and you know, all these air go around mustard fato can knock on every door be like give me 1000 give me 1000 give me 1000 What's $1,000 for every single person, nothing really when you think of it you're purchasing the house of Allah for another $40 million $40,000 sorry, but $40,000 is nothing. It's absolutely nothing. But for us over here Subhan Allah the amount of money to purchase a home 1.2 million. Now think of it. If just in Canada on the East Coast, you
buy a property for 70,000 imagine what our money over here can do in another country. Think of it.
I went to a store once
I went to a store
and I bought every single item in the entire store.
Believe me or not. I bought every single item to this smallest candy that was left on the shelves. You know how much I paid for every single thing. All the entire stock in the whole store. You know how much I paid $40
$300 for everything in the whole store 300,000
sorry $1 for everything in the whole store. Wow, I saw love that that was a huge discount, right? Yeah.
All three of you 123 Yeah, go
7500 501,000 3000 1,000,035 Canadian dollars.
I bought everything in the whole store bags of chips, chocolate bars, candies, you know, granola bars, juice boxes, bottles of water, everything in the whole store for $35. Canadian.
And I gave them an extra $25 because I felt Wow, I'm getting a deal. Not because I was getting a deal. I actually paid full price for everything. They're like you want us to give you a wholesale? No, not wholesale price, the whole thing. Because that's how much our dollar goes in other countries. Subhana Allah think of it. And this world is an Amana and the people that's another thing that many of us are forgetting in the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about the people, the people of this earth, that's our responsibility as well. They're part of this earth. We live on Earth. We don't live in Mars. As much as we as human beings tried to find a way to live on Mars. We
live here on Earth, as much as we've tried to find a way to live on the moon, we live here on earth. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala made this earth for us to live on, we need to take care of the people of this earth. The profits in the long run, lay us sunlight Sallam himself, was an orphan child.
He was an orphan child. When you think of an orphan, we never think of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam we would never think that the Prophet and Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala is an orphan child. Because when we think of an orphan, we think of that child who I mentioned before, whose skin is all dirty, who doesn't wear shoes, you look at their feet and like are with a villa. Right? You think to yourself, what is this child, where's the parents of this child. But it's our responsibility to look after the people of this world as well. And looking after the people of this world begins with the people who live right next to us.
We look after them by giving them a taste of Ebola and
bring Islam to the neighbor who lives next to you. Show them what you're like. Show them what it means to be a Muslim to be a movement. Show them by simply going and cleaning up their yard when they haven't done it yet. Bring something nice to their home. Talk to them smile at them some kind of law, how many times we see our neighbors in the morning. Hi, how's it going? Good. We come back from home. Hey, How was work? Great. Right. That's all we say to each other. We don't even know their names. What's your name? Abdullah? Abdullah. Yeah. Abdullah Abdullah. Abdullah Abdullah. All right. So how do we teach them how to say our names properly? One of the reasons why non Muslims
can't say our names properly is because we've never taken the moment to actually teach them how to say our names properly. Like how hard is it to say Muslim?
They say music most. Can someone say most everyone can say most? Why do they say Muslim?
Why do they say Muslim? It's easy to say Muslim, but we've never taken a moment to say listen, it's Muslim, Muslim or Muslim. Okay, Muslim, very easy to say. We're shy to do that. And it's our responsibility as well. To not only look after the world, but the people who live on this world. We're going to conclude there in sha Allah hota Hana. Anyone else have any other examples they want to share from the Koran? Yes.
Sorry, Louder, louder.
Very good. He's quoting Allah Subhana Allah says, Do you not see what you what what you plan to and what Allah subhana wa Tana brings from this earth? Very good. This is for you, right that we plant crops, but it might not grow without the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala but it grows and Allah says Don't you see that it's growing? Don't you see that this is coming from the earth Don't you see that without the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala this can't come you can water it you can give it sunshine but it won't grow. unless Allah subhana wa tada wants it to grow. Yes.
Very good. So looking after the earth is also to plant good fruits and vegetables and trees and plants on this earth.
To give back to the earth very good. You already got candies. I'm going to ask people who didn't you got one right?
Hey this Mila Nike
No, you lost it. Yeah.
Okay, look for it and we'll come back to you. Yes.
I left it all film isn't what about it?
Good hamdulillah you must have learned that at school. Good hamdulillah maintaining the balance of this earth, maintaining What? Allah Subhana Allah gives us something from the earth give the earth something back. Right Allah Subhana Allah gives you something give us some kind of Adana something back very good. Yes, this for you.
I know why do you think we're talking about this, and you get a lollipop as well.
You're obviously paying close attention to the earth That's for you and hamdulillah This is for you and yet
very good. So that is basically quoting from Allah subhanaw taala how he is affirming to us that every single thing of this earth came from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we should be thankful to Allah every time we see something, you know, when you walk out here, and you go to the shoe area, and you see dirt on the floor. You ever seen dirt on the floor in the shoe area? How many times have we said Alhamdulillah to the dirt on the floor?
Think of it.
Exactly. Zero. Exactly. Without the dirt without the soil? Would we be able to plant anything? Nope. So why aren't we seeing Alhamdulillah when we see dirt? We should be right? We should be thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala when we see dirt very good. This is for you. right this is for you under the law. You already got one right. Someone else? Anyone else? You didn't get a lollipop on us here. That's for you.
Okay, Allah subhanho wa Taala. Again, she's mentioning she'll bury well bow Allah Subhana Allah Allah created every This is for you a lollipop over here for you. Everything in the sea, everything on earth and some kind of a loss of Hannah with Anna did not make only food halal for us that's on Earth from amongst the food that's halal. Allah subhanho wa Taala also made the food in the sea halal for us. Look at that. How beautiful and how you know, merciful Allah subhana wa tada is last one Shama
beautiful verse to end with Allah Subhana Allah look, our youth Mashallah. It's about a collage. We have hope in the future. Not with him alone. All of our youth. All of the youth that are here. I know something. Malik sits it said you didn't get your lollipop. Are you telling the truth?
Miss Miller Hinchey your teeth are missing. Make sure that you brush your teeth because when you get older your teeth might be missing too. Right if you eat too much candies right?
hamdulillah a beautiful verse will end with that in sha Allah and this verse, Allah subhana wa tada reminds us about it all the time, in which sort
of Rama and Furby a
Robbie Kuma to
which of the fevers of Allah subhanho wa Taala do we deny right? how beautiful the verses of the Quran are and how many times Allah subhana wa tada reminds us of that. Everything around us is a beautiful creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala think of it
that if we haven't thanked Allah subhanho wa Taala for what we have.
Tonight should be the night that we do not go to sleep, except that we do shocker to Allah subhana wa Tada. And something that I'll encourage you to do. My wife started doing this with our family quite some time ago. at dinnertime every day at dinnertime. They play the Chicago game, right the Chicago game what is the Chicago game? Everyone around the table as we're eating? tells everyone what we are thankful to Allah subhana wa tada for and every night that I returned from a trip they'll say tonight I'm making sure goes to a loss of hand with Allah that that I came home the other day he came home right Subhana Allah and it's so true that we should be thankful to Allah
subhanaw taala every single night for what we've had you girls didn't get your lollipops, right?
If you did, okay, if you didn't, you can come get it. Did you want to say something? What did you want to say?
Very good. When you're done eating, you say Alhamdulillah Mashallah tomato Killa I'm gonna end here in sha Allah to Allah if you don't mind.
I'm actually my my nephew's getting married right now. And I dropped the family off. And then I dropped my mother in law and father in law off and I came for the Hanukkah because, to me, this is more important. I'll be very honest. And I told my wife this and I tell everyone this. I don't like weddings. For one reason. I like weddings, people are happy. They're getting married. Alhamdulillah I got married once upon a time, a long time ago, right? Almost 15 years ago now. But one of the reasons why Subhanallah I don't like weddings, or I don't like going to weddings, is because I find they're a huge waste of time. So look, I'll give you an example.
The wedding was in the invitation was seven o'clock.
I dropped off my wife and children at seven o'clock I went and I picked up my mother in law and father in law, and I dropped them off and I came here and I was early for Muslim and we prayed Muslim and we got to learn together in the masjid. And we're in a gathering of angels Alhamdulillah looking over us in the protection of the angels. We're not saying that the people getting married and all the people that are there are not No, they're fulfilling some of the profits in the long run even some of them no doubt. But I find that we as human beings have made that Sunnah become prolonged that we sit there and we waste time just gossiping and talking and a lot of backbiting
happens as well. So one piece of advice for all of us, those that are looking to get married in the future are marrying their children very soon.
Please don't waste people's time at marriages, some kind of law, we can do a whole halaqa and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna go back and we're still gonna sit there and witness the kneecap, right? Because after Aisha or sorry, after Mohammed, they have a talk and so on, and so on, and so on, and food and nikasha and so on. So I'm going to get back to the kneecap and sha Allah. But before I leave a reminder, thank Allah subhana wa Tada. The hardships that you're going through in your life is something we should be thanking Allah for as well. Let me say that, again,
the hardships, the difficulties that we are going through in life right now we should thank Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, that he has not given us an even harder test than what we're going through. Because believe me, and I'll tell you with proof from myself, I have lost sleep, hours of sleep in the past three days alone, just listening to the problems of the Muslims in our community,
trying to counsel and help the people and make most of it has to do with youth, that are going through problems of depression and anxiety, and husband and wife that are going through difficulties and leading towards divorce. I'm losing sleep, giving you proof that because I'm losing sleep, we have problems, but the problems that we are going through are not as bad as the problems that other people are going through. So thank Allah Subhana which Allah for your problems because your problems brought you to the masjid today. hamdulillah desert Camilla Hayden was someone lawless and them all about account Anna Vienna Mohammed were Allah Allah, he was talking to us and them. I think brother
Majid wants to say something and then afterwards, for all those that did not get a lollipop you only get one each. For all those that did not get a lollipop. You can come and get one. And for the girls, I'm going to ask some of the girls to come and get some now to give to the other girls just just one or two of you. One or two come and get.
No you can't be the coordinator. Okay? your pockets are deep shot.