Channel: Daood Butt
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Alhamdulillah Allah alameen wa sallahu alayhi wa sallam, he carry him on he hit off moto Sala to attempt to slim. Rubbish rightly so did he weigh acidity Emily, open the 10 milli Sani of Coco Lee, my brothers and sisters in Islam said Mr alikum warahmatu Allahi wa barakato cattle.
Just a reminder again, for the sisters, the partition is up on the on your left side. So if you want to come through you can do so.
I'm just gonna ask you, if you don't mind, there's a there's a table there's like a bench there with the enzyme, just like moving to the west, just to the wall.
So the partition is up if any of the sisters want to come through inshallah, that's completely up to you.
Today inshallah Tada, we are going to take some verses from sort of La hide also from Surah Ibrahim, and sort of in sha Allah hotelera hope we get through it in sha Allah will also try to stop
about 10 minutes before the hour then it is a Friday. And we want to encourage people to take advantage of that last little bit of the Friday to make do on shallow Tad.
So today with sort of the wide shot on law in sort of the law, let's go to verse number 13. The verse number 13 is really interesting because a lot of us especially for children, right? We don't really think of thunder and lightning as something that is, you know, in the praise or the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this goes to show us it's an example that Allah gives to us that every single one of the creation is busy in the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala so Allah subhana wa tada says, what will be let him in a shadow nivola Jean, while you will be Hernan Lara, don't be handy when
you get to him in 330 Allah subhanho wa Taala says that the rawhide rod is thunder. Allah says and the thunder exalts Allah subhana wa Adana with praise it's continuously busy in the praise of Allah subhanho wa Taala Hannah and the angels as well from the fear of Allah right so out of their fear of Allah subhana wa Tada. They are also appraising a lump sum they have learned and this is really important and good or necessary to teach our children that our children know that thunder and lightning is also a creation of Allah subhana wa tada and is busy in the praise of Allah subhana wa Tada. So when they see the lightning or they hear the thunder, they themselves our children as well
as us. We should also say this will your sub headline to be handy, he will meta economically Fatty, and remind our family that this is something that is normal and natural as a creation from a loss of Hannah, who went to Hannah. I know the other night, my daughter, you know she was sleeping.
And there was thunder. And she called me right she like yelled my name. She was like other devotee, it was just telling me to come. And I came down to see her and it was dark in a room so I couldn't see her. And I was talking to her I'm like, what's wrong? And she wasn't saying anything. And she's washed out lots of water. She's you know, very naughty. Really, really naughty. So I was thinking she's just playing a game with me. Right? So I go into the room, it's dark. I can't see her and I'm you know, on the ground. You know what's wrong? Are you okay? Why are you calling me thinking she has to go to the bathroom maybe. And so Pamela she was sitting there like this.
Thanks a little scared plugging her ears she couldn't even hear me speaking to her. And so it was really interesting. You know, I thought immediately of this verse how our children you know, they are scared at times and we need to encourage them Allah subhanho wa Taala like we took in the verses will test us with things dealing with fear, what we are scared of, and we need to push past those fears and encourage our our children and teach them that as well. So every single thing is busy in the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Tada. Let's move down to verses number 20 to 24 of soda to light in verses number 2021 2223 24. Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
with regards to the qualities that we need to have, if we want to attain junda Allah subhanho wa Taala says alladhina ufone of the delay when I am Kunal mythique, those who fulfill the covenant of Allah subhanho wa Taala and do not break their contract right do not break the contract with Allah subhana wa Tada. One leadin as Lena when Emma long will be a
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Allah subhanho wa Taala says and those who join that which Allah has ordered to be joined
fear their Lord and are afraid of the evil of their account as in be scared of the things that we do if we do them wrong, right displeasing Allah subhana wa Tada. But this transitions Allah Subhana Wits Anna says, One levena Saba will be a
wedgie he cannot be him and those who are patient, patient with what if a
patient with what comes to us from the challenges that we go through in life, the tests that Allah subhana wa tada puts us through, seeking countenance from Allah subhanho wa Taala Hannah, and established prayer, those who establish prayer These are people who earn genda right, those who establish prayer, well, almost sauna della felco me.
Nia, Allah subhanho wa Taala expects from us that we spend that which we earned, and we give to those who are in need or give for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala whether we do so secretly or publicly, now, we need to discuss this briefly in sha Allah to Hannah, with regards to giving secretly or giving publicly,
we are expected to give for the sake of a law and only for the sake of Allah subhanho data as in for his pleasure and his pleasure alone. And we don't give for the sake of being recognized by others. However, there is a time where it is encouraged to give publicly, and that's usually when we're in a large gathering, encouraging others to give as well. But at that moment, we also still need to test ourselves or check, I should say ourselves, check our intention. And this was done during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would, you know, at times asked us a habit of the law and home for, you know, provisions to be brought forward, whether it's wealth in terms of horses, or
animals to ride or food or armor, etc, whatever was needed at the time. And this habit of the long run home, sometimes we're going through very difficult times, right? We know, we know, you know, story upon story of the challenges of the Sahaba, the companions of the Prophet sallallahu, Ida usnm. But also, we need to highlight that there were times where they did not have much, but they were encouraged to give
or at least intend to give, right, and the first person that would give would be like the icebreaker. And that's something that we encourage our time as well, to have someone who breaks the ice. Now I know for us, we make it very difficult whenever we go to a fundraising dinner and we know very well the month of Ramadan, like I was saying in my clip, but today, I don't know if you attended but you know, Subhana Allah, a lot of people think of Ramadan. And they have this, this term in their minds that they secretly conceal. You know, we think of the month of Ramadan is the month of mercy. But a lot of people will, you know, jokingly say it's the month of money, because a
lot of massage it in organizations and institutes and academies and so on will constantly be out there asking for money during the month of Ramadan, it's the month of giving, it's the month of charity, it's a month of blessings. And everyone wants to give a lot of people set that as their date for Zika. Right, they will set it on a bond is the time of the year when they pay those accounts, and so on and so forth. So Subhan Allah is really interesting that throughout the month of Ramadan, we attribute money to it.
But Allah subhana wa Tana, you know, shows us through the the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu, that there were times when they went through struggles and hardships as well. And there's a need for an icebreaker for someone to break the ice. And like I was saying, we make it difficult because usually we break the ice with $10,000, right, or 20 or $25,000, depending on the community and depending on how much money is needed to be raised. And that's really difficult for someone to say, Okay, I'm ready to give 25,000 when that person might look at their finances and think to themselves, why only make a $40,000 salary a year 25,000
is a lot of money for a person to give, right? So everyone has their own levels of earnings. Everyone has their own amounts that they can give and so on and so forth. But it's important for us to check our intentions, even if we're giving it secretly sometimes people are giving it secretly because they know they're being noticed or they know they're being recognized. Not in front of people. But when they secretly give the check. They know that the muster is over martial law. Look at this, some Hannah law this brother this sister give $10,000 Allahu Akbar. That's amazing, right? And then they come the mustard management sometimes I'm not talking about this mustard, right? I
don't know what to say. I have not seen this ever being done here. But I have been to masajid where they will take the microphone, and they'll announce so we receive checks on so not during the fundraiser. But like a week or two later, say we received the check from this brother and from that
Sister of this amount and that amount. And so how are these people may have wanted to go unknown, right to the to the public and how we bring it out. And it's understandable as well sometimes boards, you know, management they will say, we're doing this to encourage people but don't use the names of the people some kind of law, right because they gave secretly they want to be known secretly with a loss of counterweights add, we need to also like I said, check our intentions, maybe at times we give secretly expecting to be known expecting to be recognized. And when when at times people's names are not mentioned. They feel like Oh, why didn't they mention me? Right? I gave a
certain amount. Why didn't they mention me? Why didn't they say my name? Even if it's a small amount? Why wasn't I called out right? No one said it no one made it to a half for me right during the fundraiser. Sometimes people like no one made it for me, what the person who gave 10,000 is better than the person who gave 100 maybe the 100 is more of a sacrifice for that person than the 1000 or 10,000 from someone else. But inside of us, we want to be recognized and we should only and solely want to be recognized by Allah subhanho wa Tada. So Allah Subhana Allah says, what a claw masala what unfuck will mean merasakan Nahum Sivan where Anna Nia
secret secretly as well as publicly. Allah subhana wa tada transitions into these verses let's move on in the surah so that we can cover a little bit more in sha Allah.
Verse number 28, beautiful verse we all know this verse, Allah subhana wa tada says, a Latina woman, watts altona.
those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala alladhina ermine, we believe well documented in nikolova home and their hearts are content at peace relaxed, you know, you have that tranquility, that Sakina whatever it is, in life, you're going through Alhamdulillah as hard as it can be. Allah subhanho wa Taala will take care of it. And I remember once talking to a father, you know, whose son is actually serving time in prison, right? This was many years ago, I was talking to this brother and this was in another city in Canada, another city. And I was talking to the father and I asked him, you know, he was telling me about his
son and how he's going to spend many years in prison for something that he did. And somehow the father was exactly that alladhina ermine, what Optima in Norco. Luscombe, tikkurila his heart was content with the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala had it. And that was then and recently I know, I asked my father, I said, Have you ever heard you know what's going on? You met the father anything? And he told me, he says, Yeah, I met him recently. And hamdulillah you know, he's doing good. And, you know, he's in good spirits and so on. His son is still in prison. This is many years now. His son is still in prison and Subhanallah you know, his father is still very comfortable and
content. And I'll never forget the very first thing that his father told me the week that his son was, you know, charged and placed into prison. He told me, he says, Alhamdulillah at least I know that in the four years, I think it was four years that his son was going through, you know, the court cases and so on. He says, in these four years, he's he's gone through so much hardship, and so many challenges and so many tests in his life, but Alhamdulillah in the very first week after being charged and being in the, in the prison, after you know, the sentencing, already one person accepted. It's not like I've handed in law, right? That's his father being content, that you know,
people can make mistakes, and people can can do things and, and not realize the consequences of their actions, but later on, some goodness comes from them. And we always hope and we always wish that goodness will come from ourselves and those that are around us, and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make it easy for us in that regard. And my screen there we go. hamdulillah so Allah Subhana Allah says Allah Dena, ermine wautoma in Nakuru boom de la Allah be the karela he taught me in Norco lube, whenever you feel stuck. Whenever you feel stressed. Whenever you feel depressed whenever you feel like you don't know where to go, you don't know what to do you feel challenged by the world or
you just feel let down by the world. And I'll tell you, I'll be very honest, I always say that with you know, this congregation and another congregation as well because we've been with each other for such a long time. I feel very comfortable sometimes sharing my own personal feelings and emotions with you. I was feeling that today. Earlier today, I was thinking I was telling my wife and so you know, somehow I need a break. I can just need a break. I just feel rundown. I feel mentally just drained. I just feel out of its panel and she was like, well, this is what I'm about and you know, she was trying to encourage me and I just thought to myself how I just need to get to the mustard. I
just need to get when you get to the mustard. everything just goes away.
Everything just falls into place. Right? Why? and Abby Vickery law he taught me in Nakuru when you remember Allah subhanho wa Taala when you're around people who remind you of Allah subhanho wa Taala when you hear the recitation of the Quran, when you see people sitting down reading or reciting from the Quran, when you see little children youth, you know, setting up our food for thought as well so kinda it just makes you feel content. It makes you feel happy, you felt stuck, you felt challenged, you felt like you can't give it any more you There's nothing left in you like your gas tank, your fuel is empty, but then you see something good happening and you think to yourself Alhamdulillah
there's hope for them and there's hope for us. And so we continue to recharge our batteries, I'll be the karela talk to my inner localu whenever our hearts feel as though you know they can't take anymore. Pray something pray to God
I pray two rakaat or just sit quietly comfortably whether it's in your car in your room or you know you're taking the bus going home you're using the go train whatever you know means of transportation use, just sit there and in your own mind. whisper to yourself, do some sort of Vicar remembrance of Allah subhana wa tada Subhana Allah will be handy he Subhana Allah Allah Halim Kelvin Kalamata and Fabiola tan, Allen Misa and Sophie fatten. Helen, listen, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us very easy, simple things to say and do Subhan Allah will be handy he Subhana Allah Allah has him. He says, some Allahu Allah He will send them these statements are very heavy on the scale
and very light on the tongue. Like how hard is it to say it? How hard is it to say some kind of loan will be handy? Some Hanalei lousy really easy, but we don't do that. We just don't do it. And this is why I always like to encourage us make it a habit when you see something that amazes you don't go wow. Or, or that's amazing or awesome, right? You see something that amazing you say Subhana Allah say Allahu Akbar, say something that praises Allah subhanho wa Taala Alhamdulillah right, we have the food that we have, and hamdulillah be thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for the little things in your life. And you'll see that those little reminders will carry us further and further as we go
along. In our day, our week, our month in our year. And so that's a powerful verse in a great reminder from Allah subhana wa tada
which verses Shall we take now?
Let's move on to sort of even on even chat a lot of Tada, okay, let's move into sort of Ibrahim I have a lot in front of me. But I know with time, we always try to maximize as best as we possibly can.
Sort of even on him
in verses number 22 to 23,
verses number 22 and 23. And this is the 14th sort of the Quran, Allah Subhana which Allah tells us about shape one. And shavon will say when the matter has been concluded as and when this world is over, when we're standing on the Day of Judgment, right facing Allah subhana wa tada and everything is happening, the judgment is taking place and people are concerned and people are worried. And people are running from one person to the other, as we'll see, probably in our last night of tough theater, right? How every single person will be running from another trying to just get a good deed trying to receive one good deed given to them and everyone will be told enough's enough. See, I'm
worried about myself, I'm sorry, I can't spare an extra deed. You want an extra deed? I'm sorry, I don't even know if I have one to spare. Right? So everyone is going to be concerned? Here. shaitan you know will say Indeed, Allah had promised you the promise of truth. Allah subhanho wa Taala had promised you the promise of truth, belief in Allah subhana wa COVID to Hana doing good, good things, righteousness, etc. What is the promise of truth? You do that it gets you agenda, very simple, very easy, very straightforward, it's laid out. But shavon continues and says and I promised you but I betrayed you. But I had no authority over you except that I invited you. And you responded to me.
And this is what shavon is saying. And you can imagine for those and don't think that it's just non Muslims that get into shape on or the Muslims that are not sitting here with us in the mustard know every single one of us gives into the whispers of shaitan and this is why in the Quran, the very last surah Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us well, or although there have been nurse mullikin nurse illa hiddenness Minh Sharpeville was worse in Honduras, a lady was with Sophia Salinas meenal Jin Nettie oneness, we seek refuge in Allah subhana wa tada as Allah Subhana Allah mentions in the sorta at in the very last verse from the whispers of, of what the jinn and the people and people are
discouraging us from doing goodnesses Well, we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala even from from our own selves. But here shaitan is saying I had no authority over
You except that I invited you, and you responded to me, so do not blame me but blame yourselves. Don't blame me blame yourself. And this is what shavon is telling us imagine that Subhana Allah, like we thought that we were outsmarting shape on. And we were not, you know, we would never give into what shape on is asking us to do but the times that we did, we think that on the Day of Judgment, we're going to stand before a loss of Hannah Montana and blame shape on that's that's not going to happen. And she thought is not going to take the blame for the things that we did. She thought he himself believes in Allah subhanho wa Taala. In the Battle of Budda shaytaan left, when
he saw the angels on the battlefield, he knew very well that this was sent from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he was encouraging the machete Kuhn initially, but then he left the scene of the crime, right, he left because he knew that the angels were there, and he was worried that the help of Allah subhanho to Hana was going to supersede the mushy Kuhn. And so he left he's one who believes in Allah Subhana who is added as well don't think that he doesn't, he knows. He affirms that Allah is there and superior, but he does not want to follow the commands of Allah subhana wa Tada. Right. A person can say yes, I believe in God. And we know that there's people who believe in God, but simple
belief in God is not enough. And this is why we call it Islam.
And Islam to submit to Allah subhana wa Tada, once we believe in Allah, a person can submit and say, You know what, I'm going to fast 30 days this month of Ramadan, but they're a non believer. Okay, that's great. You're fasting Alhamdulillah is good for your health. But you don't believe so?
What's the point? Right? But so kinda when a person believes in Allah subhanho wa Taala we then need to follow through with our belief in our hearts with that not only statements on our on our tongues, but also actions, physical actions that we submit to Allah by staying away from that, which is how long and going closer and trying to achieve and attain that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has made permissible for us. Right? And that's important, because shavon himself says I all I did was invite you. I didn't do anything more you listen to me. But I didn't tell you to do this. I just invited you to do it. I didn't force you. I didn't oblige you. I didn't say this is my way. No, no, just do
it. What I'm encouraging you to do, this is an invitation. And so somehow Allah, Allah tells us this in the Quran, so do not blame me, but blame yourselves, I cannot be called to your aid, nor can you be called to my aid. I will not be called to basically help you and say, Okay, yeah, I it was it was, you know, shaytaan imagine he's there. And he says, Yeah, a lot. I was the one who encouraged them. No, no, I encouraged them, but they went on their own. And this is why as human beings, we are given the ability to choose choice, you have the choice to do something that's helpful, and you have the choice to do something that's wrong. And we know what's right, and we know what's wrong. And we
believe in Allah Subhana wits, and we understand the truth behind what we are supposed to do. But at the same time, we fall short, right, we had time sin. That's known, every single one of us commit sins, on a, you know, a fairly regular basis, whether large or small. And today's panel is talking about lying, and the importance of speaking the truth, and how, while we're fasting, we should not be people, not only while we're fasting, but this is a time a training moment in our life, the month of Ramadan, where we train ourselves not to lie, not to cheat, not to steal, not to say anything that's, you know, impermissible like making fun of others, right? calling each other names. We
control ourselves, we control our anger. And it's not something that we do solely because it's the month of Ramadan. Oh, you know what someone comes in argues with me and I say in the in the sorting and fasting, I'm sorry, I can't argue with you. But later on tonight at 901 exactly when the event is called brother, let's meet outside, we'll have a go at it. Right. That's it, we'll take it outside. Why? Because we're not fasting at 902. Right. So let's go in and you know, take this up outside. No, that's not the way it's supposed to be. But Ramadan is a time where we train ourselves, that throughout this month, I restrained myself from giving into what I want to do from my whims and
desires so that throughout the rest of the year, I am also going to be consistent, no lying, no cheating, no stealing, no backbiting, you know, no dishonesty and so on and so forth. That's important.
So this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us with regards to shape on here. And I hope that there's some lessons that we learn throughout these verses of the Koran.
Let's move on to verse number
35 to 41. This is the sort of Ibrahim Allah has sent out isn't it's titled after Abraham, it has said on and on
Loss of Hanoi, Thailand verse number 35 shows us what happened on him it his sentiment calls out to Allah subhanho wa Taala and says he says, what you've gone Ebola he about BGR and then Bella mean, new beanie weapony
and mentioned O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when Ibrahim alayhis salam said, My Lord Allah be eg I'll have al Bella Amina Ibrahim alayhis salam after bringing is Marian and her daughter Tameka. He calls out to Allah subhana wa Adana. And he asked her a lot to make this place, a safe place, not only safe in terms of safety, but safe in terms of belief. He john has al Bella Amina, what nominee were Benny, a narrow Buddha and a narrow Buddha of snom. And he asked Allah subhanho wa Taala secure and keep me and my son's is in my offspring, my children away from the worshipping of idols. And if we fast forward, fast forward, right up until just before the time of the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wasallam including his prophethood what was surrounding the caravan?
That's the beginning of his prophethood
idols right people were worshipping idols, and he put on him and his Sunnah made this drama for you and I so that we would be protected not only us, but the people of mcca his progeny, his children, the descendants of Ibrahim it has sent him a smile in his heart and so on and so forth. We see here how Ibrahim Sena makes this dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala Hannah, but it continues, he says, I'll be in
London, Alana Cassie, I'm Amina
me, woman now song he fell in love watching him.
Anybody here Allah has sent him he then calls out and says, My Lord, indeed, they have led astray many among the people. Now there's no one living there. And he's making this to our house. Right. But it's important for us to understand that this also applies to the future and what's happening and where he came from as well. Right? Where he Marley his sentiment came from his family, his own father was carving idols. And so he makes this to our how that these idols have led many people astray. They've led them away from the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala, that purity of belief. So whoever follows me, then he is of me and whoever disobeys me indeed you are Forgiving and Merciful,
saying this to Allah subhana wa Tada.
And then Ibrahim alayhis salaam in the verses that continue, he makes Doha in the US can to miseria Tb word innovated these on our hands and he calls out to a loss of hanaway to have left to my family there this barren land where do you There's nothing there it's just a valley right? There's there's no greenery there's there's no water there's there's nothing for them. And we know the story of the hajah running back and forth between Safa and Marwa looking for water looking for provisions looking for birds in the sky to see if the birds would be hovering around someplace then there must be food or there must be water. Right? Not really finding anything and he brought him out and he said I left
them. And he just didn't have much. She just had a little bit with her. And she was at the time she was still feeding Ibrahim sorry is married to his center. Right? He was a little child. And so eventually her milk ran out. And she needs to look for something in order to keep her child alive. And that's survival mode of a mother right so Pamela, the mother will always go into survival mode, trying to make sure that her child is never starving and never going without.
And in the verses Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us Ibrahim Allah has sent him constantly making dua to Allah subhanho wa tada
and we see here in verse number 40 He says, Bob be john in the movie most wanna do you want me Lee t bene went up I've been
feeding Lee when he when he when eaten meanie and a young woman yaku
Ibrahim Ali has sent him continues in his due on his supplication to Allah subhanho wa Taala asking Allah make me someone who establishes prayer. I'll be Johnny mukhiya masala tea. And you'll notice in your prayer, most of us will recite this drought in the end of our prayer right? You john neem Thema sadati woman the reality and
from amongst my children my descendants also those who established prayer our Lord have been what compelled to
accept our answer our Do I have benefited Lee while he while he day? Yeah well me Nina Yomi akumal herself and asking Allah Subhana Allah to Allah our Lord forgive me and my parents and the believers the day the account is established as in on the Day of Judgment, allow us to be from those who are forgiven. And this is important so Allah when you look at this door when you think of it being recited at the end of of Salah Is there anything here asking for like you know, something of this dunya
is there anything in this in this part of the journey Medina Salatu woman's re at robina Taco Bell de trabajo de de Nina Yama, como? Is there anything that's asking for this? dunya like yeah, la you know, I want a nice burger because I'm really hungry. Or, you know, making a dua to Allah Subhana Allah for something specific of this dunya there isn't, right, our children or their parents or their it's mentioned, but it's not asking for anything for them in this dunya it's asking for forgiveness. And this is important because from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, especially in Salah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would always ask for things in
the era, for things to do with the asset or things that you know are pertaining to the hereafter. And so it's important for us in our prayer to make sure that we try to also stay within the realm of the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu our henna usnm there's nothing wrong if someone asks in their drop in prayer, whether in sujood, in Roku, or, or in Tushar hood, I should say, there's nothing wrong with asking for things of this dunya. But it was not the norm for from the profits that allowed us and them to be asking for things here. And now, while in prayer, he would ask for things that had to do with the hereafter forgiveness, goodness, righteousness in the hereafter as an
agenda, earning high levels and so on and so forth. And granting the same to our children and granting the same to our parents and so on and so forth.
Let's move on in sha Allah Tada. much time do I have left? Okay. We move on to verses number.
Let's move to the sort of the ledger, right? Actually, no, we'll go straight to pseudo. Okay, so to chulmleigh in sort of,
this sort of is titled A natural What does that mean?
Raise your hand if you know what it means. What is it?
Right The bee is so awesome Hannah. It's Anna titled it after a nebula the bees right. So in verse number one the loss of hanaway Dinah begins this law, this Miller he had lost money and lafi
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You know, when you read some verses of the Quran, sometimes you think to yourself, that's enough. Right? Like that's enough. And this is the way that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would read the Quran, he would stand sometimes in his pm in the middle of the night and recite after sort of 230 verse, and he would recite it and recite it and keep reciting it, you know, recite it slow, and and ponder over the verses of the Quran. And this is one of those verses a little law he fell out a strategy to, when you think of it some Hello What is Allah Subhana Allah telling us, the command of Allah is coming, right as in the end of time, where Allah subhana wa, tada will bring
about all the truth of this world, finances, don't rush. Don't try and gain the the Day of Judgment immediately. And now. And this is, you know, a lesson that we learned some kind of law. The chef was saying last week, the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where if someone has, you know, just a, like a sprout, a sprout, like you planted something, a seed and this, it's sprouting, right, it's just coming out, you have like a small plant in your hand. And the Day of Judgment is nearing as and you see the major signs of the Day of Judgment, continue to plant that. Right? Don't just be like, okay, call us everything is done. The day of judgment is coming. That's it, and people
some handle at our time, the reason why I'm saying this, a lot of Muslims are hooked on the signs of the day of judgment and spend their days and their nights focusing on the signs of the Day of Judgment. Where are they What are they have they come? When are they coming, which ones have passed, which ones were going through and so on and so forth. Don't do that this is this is not the norm that we are expected to do. It's not from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we're not commanded by Allah subhana wa Jalla to sit there and do that. We are expected to continuously live
Worship Allah subhanho wa Taala as best as we possibly can, but not to sit there and just worry and ponder and, you know, become stressed or plan for okay? Now this is going to happen and this is going to happen and when is it going to happen? And Was this the sign? Or was it not the sign No, just let that go. let that go. That's for the scholars to decide whether something happened or not, and if it's in the past or still to come, okay. But what we are meant to do Subhana Allah is to not rush the coming of the Day of Judgment. Don't rush the coming of the Day of Judgment, because we don't know what our end will be like. And this we learn from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu,
alayhi wasallam, as well, that a person may be raised and brought up upon goodness, but die upon Khufu and shift. And a person might be raised upon ignorance and die upon Amen.
Indicating to us that we never know what our outcome will be. And so as much as we worry about others, as much as I worry about someone else, and other people worry about them, you know, the other people in the community, we worry about our family, as much as we worry about our children, and we're concerned about our parents, and so on and so forth. We still need to be concerned for ourselves. Because just because we're praying today, and just because we're learning and memorizing the Quran today does not mean that we will continue to do that tomorrow, next month, next year, etc. So we need to be careful of that. And don't think Subhana Allah ever for a moment, when we see
someone who commits a sin, that we are better than them, don't think for a moment that we are better than them. We should be worried and concerned for them, we should have this love in our hearts for them that we want to help them. They've done something that's wrong. It's not that Oh, now we are given a ticket to criticize them, we are permitted to criticize someone else. No, not at all. When someone does something that's wrong, it is our responsibility to go in to fix it, to help them to grow, so that they can expand in being much better than they already are. Just because a person commits a sin or is known for committing sins does not mean that that person is to be written off.
Now, that's in the general sense. And so when we tie this in with our lives in our society and our families Subhanallah we need to understand that there are many people around us that commit sins, but don't think that just because we see someone else's sin publicly, that Allah subhana wa tada will constantly keep our secret sins a secret,
right? Because that's a reality of our life as well. Many of us pretend like we don't sin, because we know it's not known to others. So the sins that are committed in secrecy, whether sitting in our cars, or in the privacy of our homes, or in the middle of nowhere, where no one knows Allah subhana wa tada knows it. And I love to give this example, you know, some handle, I was in a Masjid once.
And we caught these, these two youths doing something they shouldn't be doing. Right? We caught them doing something they shouldn't be doing. And it was really interesting. Watching the cameras and seeing what they were doing.
Because there was a fire eventually. Okay. And we watched the cameras to see who started this fire, where did it come from. And when we watched them, it was really interesting to see where they went, what they were doing, how they were planning it. And they weren't, they didn't, they honestly did not plan to light a big fire, they were just messing around with a lighter. That's all it was. But the consequences of our actions, we asked Allah subhana wa Jalla to save us and protect us. Because these children, they weren't even really children. So kinda one of them is, you know, was in his, I think he's in his last year of high school. And the other one is in college already, or universities
are not really children, right. But we look at them as children because they're much younger. And so some had a lot, you know, these, these two
young adults had done something not realizing they were being recorded. But what triggered in my thoughts was not what they were doing, I want you to get that out of your minds. I want you to think of this. They never thought that every single movement and step and word and even the flow of their hair because the cameras are so high definitions of how to low really, really good strong, powerful cameras. They never ever thought for a moment that it would be recorded and documented like that.
Which means for you and I and we never think ever, that every single action statement word step that we make is being recorded with Allah subhana wa Tada. Even more clearly, than the most clear. You know, video cameras you can find on the face of this earth. I remember the brothers when they installed the cameras in that mustard they told me they said we could even find if you have one white hair in your hair or in your beard. We can find it using those cameras.
How's that? Hannah law? How powerful are these cameras? Right? How powerful like you can actually zoom in and the brother showed me. He says, watch this. He went back as we were walking in, he paused it and he zoomed in literally just kept zooming and zooming and zooming in. And you can see like, you can see all the little spots on my face. And I was like, Oh, I'm a lot.
know if that's what a camera can do. The knowledge of a law. Imagine what that does.
Imagine the knowledge of Allah subhanaw taala that we think and we forget what we've done even this morning, we've forgotten what we did this morning. We forgot what we did coming for Juma. We forgot that we even criticized maybe the Imam or the Houthi because he took an extra five minutes, maybe we forgot that we fell asleep during the Juma clip and broke our Hulu and no one even knew it. And we thought, okay, no one knows. Right? This happens a lot. Sometimes we are sitting back leaning, falling asleep, our window breaks. And we don't we don't realize that our windows broken or a person realizes it and knows it. But things no one knows. So I'll just keep it a secret. And I remember our
teachers telling us if you want to really test yourself, ask yourself, if you were the Imam at the carrabba today, to leave a lot of motive that's going to come up in a few minutes. But you're leading in front of the caravan. And as you start your sauna, and you have millions of people behind you, and is being broadcasted to the whole world, you then realize you had no clue.
Would you actually be brave enough to leave? And to go and make?
Most of us wouldn't be so scared of like No way. This is a moment. No, no, I'm not telling anyone that I don't have a clue right? Inside our minds right now we're thinking, yeah, well, of course, why would we stay right? Everyone's thinking? Well, no, of course we would leave Of course, we'd walk away and go and make blue or weed and the sauna. But really and truly honestly, when a person is leading sauna, the responsibility of being able to walk away from the sauna, even though you might be embarrassed that you either broker with or didn't have Hulu to begin with is a responsibility of the man. And that's why some handle on the responsibilities of the Muslims on our
shoulders is great. And we need to take it as a heavy responsibility while not taking it all at once. Take it light, take it day by day. Take it day by day our Dean's of kinda is not something that we are expected to take all at once. Like I always say that Warren was not revealed to Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in one day. It did not come down as a chunk like this. Here you go, here's the Quran, take it and live by it. It came verse after verse portion of versus at times, you know and sometimes other verses came, you know two or three or four or five at a time. And so some Hana law. We are meant to take our Deen step by step and this is what Allah subhana wa tada is
expecting of us.
The rest of the Sora if we look through verses number 1011, Allah subhana wa tada talks about rain and then the night and the day and the Sun and the Moon and the Earth and the oceans and the mountains and the rivers and the roads and the stars. And all of these things Allah subhana wa tada mentions just in less than 20 verses, right, all the things I just mentioned, he goes over them in less than 20 verses highlighting to us the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he's given to us. And when you think of it, he puts all of these these great things like the oceans and the mountains and the rivers and the roads and the stars, and the night and the day and the Sun and the
Moon and the Earth.
But Allah Subhana, Allah puts them in the chapter titled, The bees, these little bees, and what his scientists say about the bees, if the bees went extinct, what would happen to this world? day would seem really different. What would happen?
We'd have no more vegetables, no more flowers, no more fruits. No more accurate note. What would we eat? What would you eat? You say, Okay, well, we'll just eat cows and chicken. Well, what are the cows and the chickens supposed to eat? What would happen some Hana law, we lose out on this small little creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala the bees.
But how big of an impact does it have? And that's the lesson or loss of Hannah with Allah has given to us as well. us as believers are like the bees.
But the impact that we have upon the world can be so great in terms of the goodness that the bees bring to the world, and the goodness that the believers bring to the world as well. We bring so much goodness, but we ask ourselves, are we thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala and sometimes we become so selfish and so greedy. We look at the little things we look at these things and this thing and this thing and we want you know
The electronics and the gadgets and the clothing and the home. And, you know, we want the little things that have to do with our own personal life. But what about the greater good?
I remember some kind of law no conclude with this.
On my recent trip to Melbourne, Australia, you know, I was away that night, we had our halaqaat here, and I wasn't here, right?
There was a
boy some how to love the age, he's what 18 or just about to turn 19 years old. And I've known him since he was 15. And every time I would go to Melbourne, Australia for an event for a conference, this voice panela even at the age of 15. He was always around the speakers. As in he was the one looking after the invited speakers, giving them their food, making sure that they had what they needed, taking them to their lectures, you know, accompanying them asking question question upon question upon question, I remember him always asking questions, you would meet with the young performers as well, you know, those that are doing Nasheed or those that are, you know, doing some
spoken word or whatever it is that they're doing and, you know, even beatboxing talking to them, okay, how can we engage with the youth and he's youth, he's young, at the time he was 15 1617, every year, you'd go back, you meet him. This year, I sat down with him Subhanallah, he took me aside. And we went outside and sat down.
And he says, You know what I need to, I need to tell you something that's private about me, and he started to cry, he started to cry, and I thought, Subhanallah, this must be big.
And he says,
I don't know if I believe in Allah anymore.
I don't know if I believe in Allah anymore.
And I was like, shocked. Like, we just I just spent two and a half days with you, I would have never assumed you're like in the front row. Taking the you know, taking the speakers looking after also in the front row of the conference handler what they do there in Melbourne, this very large Somali community, right, very, very large Somali community and all these youth all in the front row young, you know, from 1012 1520 years old, all they're somehow they're really eager to learn to do to benefit to be close to the speakers to get as close to them as they can just to see me. They dress like this, they do this, they do that they just want to be like them. So Pamela, they take them as
people who are, you know, expressing the sun not to us, we need to learn from them in their actions as well.
And this voice of hon Allah.
He's telling me, I don't know if I believe in a lie anymore.
I thought to myself how to lie.
As someone who's always connected, someone who you could mention a Hadith, he will tell you which book it's in. That's how much of the dean he knows.
And when I came back, I remember and I'm not going to tell you the details of what we discussed. The reason why I'm telling you this is because when I came back to Canada, my mother in law, she's, what 7678 years old, she says,
What did you benefit from going there? And speaking at the conference, like what was your benefit? And I thought to myself, you know, it's rare that someone asks me what I benefited from, because I go to teach. So what did I benefit from? Of course, you benefit from revising, you benefit from refreshing knowledge, you benefit from, you know, researching certain things. But I told her, I said, if there's one thing that I could say I benefited from, was sitting there that night with that boy,
sitting there speaking to him, hearing him out, watching the tears flow down his face, trying to figure out what is happening to our Muslim community, our identity, not only in Canada, on the other side of the world, on the upside down part of the world, Australia, where I teach them all the time and say you guys are on the wrong side of the world. You're all upside down, right? They all know my corny jokes that I make out there in Australia, but some kind of law all the way on the complete opposite end of the world, our youth are still struggling with their identity.
That was that was a point of benefit for me. Then I learned the importance of not only going to an event and flying all the way to the other side of the world. And everyone who comes to my Friday night Hello over here was like Where were you? We haven't seen you. But I will tell you honestly, what I benefited from was the fact that I can help at least one person on the other side of the world. That's it just one person. And there were 1000s of people at the conference, but it's just one person. And that's the example of the bee that the bee benefits the entire world. Not only the plants, not only the fruits and vegetables, but it benefits the animals that we eat as well as us.
It benefits every single almost every single aspect of this world, these bees and a loss of haddaway data shows us that example that sometimes all you need to do is just be one person that helps one person but the distance that
That will go will be a benefit for the rest of society.
We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make it easy for us to learn from the Quran and its examples we ask Allah Subhana which Allah to protect ourselves in our youth, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to keep us upon Amen. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us a deeper understanding of this Deen so that we can easily take it to others and open the hearts of other human beings with the help of Allah subhana wa Tada. I mean, what is a common law hate? No. soloff sentimental Vatican antamina Mohammed rather early he was happy or sad.