Channel: Daood Butt
July 22, 2022
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a graduates from the Islamic University of Medina.
He was only five years older than me.
Many of you know him.
Many of you met him.
And many of you studied with him. And under him.
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And I typically don't do a book
about someone who is alive.
And I usually don't do a football,
about someone who is from our time that passed away.
But there were some lessons in the life of Sheikh Mohammed
who passed away at the mirror, were young age of 47 years old.
The achievements that we see in a person's life
makes us reflect upon our own lives.
makes us think of the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And really, this is the lesson that I take from
the death of every single person that I hear passes away.
That they're passing away is a reminder that I will also pass away
and their death is a reminder that we will also die.
Their time is up.
Our time is still not.
So what would we do?
And Allah subhana water Allah says in verse number 281 of surah baqarah
and this was as a shadow of the Allah Allah tells us the last verse that was revealed to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
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I made sure that every single day I recite this to myself.
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and every single soul every single person will have,
what they deserve, will receive from above what they deserve,
when whom lay over them and none will be wronged. None will be wronged.
If you permit, that I take some examples
from a brother who changed the way many of us thought
he did not intend to change Islam. He did not intend to do something different than what the profits some of them were under us, some of them came with.
And I know some may have the reservations. But Sheikh Mohammed at the young age of 47, taught hundreds of 1000s of students across this globe.
And after graduating from Medina, coming back to North America, residing a few years in the US, and as well as in Canada, traveled the world and open doors and opportunities for many Imams to travel the world.
To spread Islam, in the language of the people English in the country that we live in, and the countries that we would join.
But his idea of teaching Islam was different than what many of the first few Imams taught when they came.
Not that the content was different, but the way of going about teaching was different.
He raised the bar in terms of professionalism.
And he implemented something in his life that he will take with him in his grave.
A Southern kajaria for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us that when we leave this world, there are three things that we leave behind. And we take with us
from those three things, is beneficial knowledge.
Think of the amount of knowledge that is shared, the amount of knowledge that is received. And then remember our teachers in Medina telling us if you're not going to use this knowledge and share it with others, or you're not going to show up for class, men don't come and sit here go back home.
For the Amana, that responsibility is on your shoulders. You've been chosen and selected from all of the people of your country.
chosen by Allah Subhana Allah to come to the city of Muhammad Salah and that he will send the medina to Managua
and if you're going to miss a single class, then know that that is a responsibility you will have to send before Allah subhana wa Tada answer.
And I remember those words being so powerful to me.
I refuse to miss a single class.
That the responsibility of transmitting the knowledge that we received from the city of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is so important.
So important for the spread of Islam, in the countries and lands that we returned to. And Sheikh Mohammed took this really seriously.
In addition to this, my brothers and sisters,
I want to simply remind us
that yesterday was Sheikh Mohammed, today will be you and me. And tomorrow will be our children.
We will not be here forever.
We will not be in this world forever. So take full advantage of your time. Take full advantage of your life. Take full advantage of the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala as we'll see in the second half of this clip, but and move forward towards the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal according to company had Allah subhanahu wa for Sophia will in the movement before you
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My brothers and sisters the prophets on the longer I think he was some of them said couldn't be fit dunya be in this world in this dunya
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be in this world as though you were a stranger or
as though you're just a traveler passing through.
What does this mean for us? One of the lessons that we see from the life of Sheikh Mohammed machete, Rahim Allah
is that he challenged the way that we thought.
He encouraged us to think differently,
to use different tools, different methods to come out of our shell to come out of that box to think outside of the norm.
There were many and I remember years back, myself included, I was like, why are people having to pay for Islamic courses? Why are people having to pay to learn the deen of Allah subhanho wa taala.
And at the time, it didn't make sense. And we discussed this many times. But when you fast forward, and you see how the people who pay are the ones who take that knowledge seriously, then you realize the importance of putting certain things in place, and the payments or not payments to encourage or to increase someone's lifestyle, the payments or to encourage the student to take that knowledge seriously. And to increase in the quality of knowledge that is given to increase in the quality of classes and classrooms and to have greater outreach. And you see their shift, Mohammed really changed this dynamic for us here in the Western world. When we think of Islam being taught, I
remember being a child sitting in the Halacha in our Masjid in Montreal, and the Imam was teaching in Norbu. and on Wednesdays was teaching in Arabic. And I didn't understand a single word that he was saying, but I was just happy to be in the huddle.
And I remember my father sitting in learning.
And I remember sometimes the Arab brothers on Wednesday, they would sit and they would learn and I would go and join the Halacha just for the sake of being in 100.
But didn't know a single thing about what was taught.
And Hamdulillah, we are today in a different position. There was a time when a imam or 14 would stand on a member. And it was considered completely inappropriate to speak in a language other than Arabic.
And now Al Hamdulillah. We sit here and our children can understand what we're saying. And this is because of people who were not scared to step outside of the norm, like Sheikh Mohammed, who was not scared about what the people would say. And I remember I'm even looking around and I see Ahmed in the back, brother, I was saying who will hamdulillah took that strong stance as well. Being a university student, and learning from the scholars of the time and then teaching the other university students at university.
This was a time when we had no Dean being taught to us if we spoke English or French. But there were certain people that said, we're not going to let that stop us. We're not going to let criticism stop us. We're not going to let people say what they want to say and stop us. And really what we see from Mohammed is that he wouldn't look in his rearview mirror except to correct his mistakes.
He always was looking forward, always looking towards new opportunities, new challenges, new ways to spread the deen and he spent every single day of his life as someone who memorize the Quran at a young age some of you might know Cornwall, madrasa, right in Cornwall as an Egyptian he studied there right usually when we think of Cornwall we think of any DC will do speaking but generally speaking, you might go there and study as an Egyptian from an Arab family went and memorize for an in seven months.
When the average student is struggling to learn three lines, four lines half a page one page he was doing half of Jews
This is from the blessings of Allah subhana
and those blessings
No one says that those blessings are haram for you and I
we can also receive from ALLAH SubhanA wa Jalla we just have to want it as much. We have to push hard in our Dean my brothers and sisters. Time for Change. Time to reflect myself included all morning all nights yesterday been thinking yesterday I was in complete shock. The emotions was not hitting me I couldn't shed a single tear. Today I woke up and it's hard to hold the tears back.
Why? Because Allah Subhana Allah has gifted us with something important. This Deen Iman belief in Allah azza wa jal are we going to take it seriously. It's time that we raise the bar. It's time that we raise our status as believers
sajit board members, Islamic organizations need to raise their status, stop doing things the same way. We always did do them differently enough with you know, community members arguing about things that are that should have been solved 20 3040 years ago, enough with doing things as though we're living in another country. It's time that we look at what the needs of the Muslims are here.
Whether it's a masjid, whether it's an Islamic organization, or even for ourselves, and I speak to myself first. If I'm not efficient, if I'm not able to achieve and to do the things that Allah Subhana Allah has given me the capacity to do, I'm leaving and I'm moving on.
That's it. This is the way we have to be. This is the way we have to think if we're not able to excel, if we're not able to achieve we need to move forward. Those who want to stay in the past, leave them in the past. Those that don't want to embrace the deen of Allah move forward because there will be others that will embrace the deen of Allah. That doesn't mean that we never looked back. But it means that you just tuned the focus in your rearview mirror to correct your mistakes. Now lots of hand awards Allah have mercy upon our dealership, Allah subhanho To Allah have mercy upon every single one of us and shower His blessings and mercy upon the prophets of Allah it was
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it easy for us to understand the importance of unity in our community. In your world. Please make it easy for us to always turn to you and to submit to you and to submit to none other than you haven't been idling in a while he'll probably not even before but I inherited from chatting
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