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and we would like to acknowledge the presence
of the deputy president of the country and other dignitaries in our gathering today.
We begin by praising the Almighty Allah, for the many favors that Allah has bestowed upon us. He has made us from amongst the most excellence of his creation.
We send salutations
upon all the messengers of the Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And we also send salutations upon
the last of our beat Allah subhanho wa Taala as prophets, our beloved nebia Kareem sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
respected elders and brothers we are aware that today is our day of happiness.
Our beloved Livia Karim sir Allahu alayhi wa sallam our beloved Prophet,
peace be upon him, head said him, legally Covina heed What has he done.
Each and every nation has a day of happiness.
And we have these two days of happiness, one of which is now after the first thing month.
with regard to this day of our happiness is that this happiness is not based
on any historical event.
This happiness is not based
on any personality.
But in reality, this happiness of ours
is based after a great amount of sacrifice that has been done by the believers throughout the fasting month of Ramadan. So in a way we can say that today, the happiness is on the power of endurance of the believer.
It is on the strength
and the will of the first in person, his self control and his discipline. Were the believer upon the commands of the Almighty Allah had stayed away even from those aspects, which are normally permissible. And sometimes Blair said, but he had the self control and the discipline that he stays away from those aspects which are permissible and bless it. Like even while he is fasting, he will not drink the blesser water of Zamzam even if it is blessing, and it is this type of self control and discipline that we hope that the Muslims will carry forward after the month of Ramadan. So this day of happiness is happiness, celebrating the endurance, the self control, the discipline, the
resilience of the believer, which shows that real happiness for us and real happiness for the believer and real joy, for the right. Yes, he is when you are accomplishing good deeds. Our beloved prophet peace be upon him used to pray to Almighty Allah. Allahu majali, Mira, la dee da either. Sano, estaba Shiro. were either
through our love make me amongst those, that when I do good deeds, I accept great tidings. And when I do anything that is wrong or guard against your commands, then I seek your
Forgiveness. And that is what is motivates us and is our day of happiness, which goes a long way to tell us about the value of our religion, that our happiness in reality is when we are achieving something when we are accomplishing something, and we are doing good deeds.
However, we also have to keep in mind that in Islam, there is no correlation between deeds and acceptance of deeds, our deeds will only be good and benefit us if it is accepted by law. And there is no correlation. There is no guarantee that if you have done good deeds, it necessitates Allah tala accepting those good deeds. That is why you and I, whenever we do good deeds, we always ended off by seeking a last forgiveness that perhaps it was not done correctly, yet we also have expectation that Allah will accept it. So this
aspect that when you do good deeds, you are not sure whether Allah will accept it or not. It creates within us two attitudes, the attitude of fear with regard to our shortcomings, and it also creates within us an expectation that a loss of other what Allah will forgive and Allah tala will accept and there is no doubt that good deeds brings acceptance but does not guarantee that now what does that do? It creates within us a great degree of humility.
As you are not aware, whether Allah has accepted your good deeds or not.
It does not give you the right to be proud with regard to any good deed that you have done. Allah has made mention of this in the Quran, where Allah Baba COVID is our Shaco mineral. Why is he not on phoebo Tony Malhotra comm failure to Zaku fusa calm,
be very calm. Allah says I know you are a human being even before your conception.
I know you when you are in the wombs of your mother. I know you in and out. Fallout was a coup enforcer calm do not proclaim Your righteousness. Don't go and praise yourself he knows who is pious. So this aspect that Allah tala we do not know whether Allah accepts our good deeds are not it creates within us humanity and my dear respected whereas humanity is the essence of righteousness, without which a person can never be right. Yes, our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was offered by Allah subhanho wa Taala
that you could be a profit of Kingdom. Your profit could be one of Kingdom, or your profit could be one of humility, and be a slave of the Almighty, respected elders and brothers, our Prophet sallallahu wasallam chose the prophethood of penis slave of the Almighty. He didn't choose the prophethood of Kingdom. That is why our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it was not uncommon with regard to him, that he used to tender the sheep of the people of Makkah. He used to do his own chores. He used to, he used to do his own household work, work. He never used to hear declined an invitation for people and he used to interact with people on this basis, that out of the
two options, Allah subhanho wa Taala granted him what was the option of being a prophet of Kingdom or profit of slavery to Almighty Allah and he chose being a slave of for the Almighty Allah. So this aspect that we do not know whether Allah accepts our deeds or not, it creates within us humanity. That is the reason why
our great prophets, one was Abraham Ali salatu wa salam and Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. After building the Kaaba and the bay to LA in MCI vaca Rama he lifted his hands into it said, Rob Karnataka, balbina fitna canta, Samia will leave our la except from me, because you are all yearning and all full of knowledge. I sometimes wonder, and this is what Allah and scholars have said, if there was anyone who could claim and who could demand that our law you have to accept from me. Look at my sacrifice. You told me that I should leave my hometown. I left Iraq I came to Palestine. You told me leave tennis time come to Makkah and leave your wife and child in a barren
Desert, I did so over law you told me and you commanded me Be prepared to sacrifice your one and only Son over law I was prepared to do so. If there was anyone who could have said Oh Allah you have to accept, he would have been Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. But this great servant of Allah, after all of that sacrifices, he is speaking to our to Almighty Allah.
Allah accept from us. And it is at similar vein of humility, that after a month of Ramadan, you and I display, we beg Allah that Allah we have cried during the month of Ramadan, we have tried to comply with your commands, we do not show any pride, we have this humility, that they will not we beg of you to accept from us. Another important aspect by the respected elders and brothers is, you see Allah Allah has given us two different types of ibaadat two different types of devotion. And I want you to bear with me and understand this point. One devotion is a direct devotion, a direct deposit, that we are aware of with regard to the direct deposit in direct devotion.
It is our prayers, our Salah, our seeker, our remembering the Almighty, hour left in our hands in prayer in front of the Almighty. This is known as direct ibaadat direct worship direct devotion. We also have another type of devotion and he bought it which is known as in direct devotion and a budget. What is indirect devotion in the body, our mundane activities of life Like for example, going for a job doing business earning risk, that is an indirect worship and devotion.
What is indirect devotion? It means, what the right intention and methodology, it can become a devotion and he bought it. However, this indirect that he bought that and devotion can be camouflaged. It is a very tricky aspect. It our intention needs to be perfect. How are we going to our job in business to earn wealth and amass wealth or are we doing it because it is a command of Allah. So this indirectly but it
it extends the scope of our devotion to our entire life. However, that intention is very tricky. It is something that can be provided devotion, or it can be just doing it for the sake of the world. My dear respected elders and brothers, this is where direct we budget, our budget, our salad, our seeker, our fasting, our making dua, that direct ibaadat helps us to make our indirect way but it
helps us to make our indirect devotion solely for the sake of Almighty Allah. Remember one thing we need our devotion. We need our Salah. We need our seeker, we need our interaction with Allah. Because not because Allah needs our devotion. But because we need to be devoted to Allah. Allah says in the Quran, yeah, you are nurse and tomorrow for Cora Allah, Allah, oh humanity, you are poverty stricken in front of Allah. Allah Allah is independent. If Allah wants he can destroy all of you and create another nation who will worship Him. And it is nothing difficult for Allah. We don't do anybody to do a favor to Allah we do it for our own self. Allah in the Quran, a toad, our beloved
maybe a cream sauce alum for either for octophonic sub warilla because After you have completed your task of prophethood, then turn towards Almighty Allah, when the Prophet of Allah was commanded by Allah to turn towards Almighty Allah devote himself and make it a big devotion, how much more important it is for us for you and I to do so. So this directly but it helps us to recharge our batteries, that all our mundane activities thereafter, it will be done for the sake of Allah, we will go through business, we will interact with people, we will interact with a community we will interact with our fellow country people
with the right methodology
and with the right intention, and inshallah this would be helpful for us. Now after understanding how directly bothered makes our role easy with regard to indirect ibaadat. Let me now also say what other aspects that we have got to concentrate on
Amongst the objectives of Ramadan nebia cream sauce Allah made mention of one great objective when he called and he told his companions, who are shocked
that Ramadan is a month of compassion and kindness to humanity.
And this is what we are supposed to inculcate in the month of Ramadan. It is very difficult to inculcate compassion for the poor, for the downtrodden for the underprivileged, when you are having three square meals a day, in the month of Ramadan, believe us stayed away, out of the command of Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala, from food and drink, from the time of dawn till the time of dusk, and in that, by enduring the hunger, we identified with the poor. So, when you are having three square meals a day, it is very difficult
to have compassion for the poor. However, when you are going through fasting, you are enduring the pangs of hunger, then you will find that you have a compassion towards the downtrodden and the underprivileged. And that is why there be a cream sauce limited or shadow Sir, it is the amount of kindness and compassion to those who are less privileged. And to those people who are facing difficulty. Remember amongst the objectors of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was social justice, our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam forbade the exploitation of the poor and the vulnerable. And he established regular charity, not on the basis basis of keeping it optional,
but by making it mandatory and obligatory upon the believers. He was amongst those who gave this command when he told his companions and he said, people are as equal as the comb as the teeth of the comb, the way you find the teeth of the comb being equal. He said, humanity is the same. Our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in the forefront with regard to this. On one occasion in the life of our Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. There was a prisoner of war who came, and she was a woman who was taken as a prisoner of war. And after while she was in the courtyard of the mosque, she came in front of Libya, Kareem said, Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and when she came in front of
Libya, Kareem said, Allahu alayhi wa sallam, she said, Oh, Muhammad, treat me with respect and dignity. Because my father was a very honorable person of the tribe. He was known for his generosity. So let me a cream sauce alum, the professor silom asked them who was your father? And she said, My father was hot in Thai. He was known for his generosity, even in Arabic poetry up till today, when people talk about generosity. They give the example of Hatem Thai, so she said, My father used to feed the poor, he used to entertain the guests. My father never refer if refused a beggar. And when she said that, let me uh, Kareem said Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, these are
qualities which are supposed to be of the believer. These are qualities which are supposed to be of the believer that they are the ones who will feed the poor, they will entertain the guests, they will look after and have compassion for the vulnerable, and for the underprivileged, and himself Salaam then said, Go because of your father's generosity, I have freed you. I have freed you. And she said Oprah, first of all, Mohammed, she wasn't a Muslim at that time. Oh, Mohammed, what about my people? And maybe a cream sauce lamb said, You are the true Daughter of your father. Go I have freed you because of your father's generosity. I have freed your people because of your generosity.
Via creme de la de wasallam gave recognition with regard to these aspects with regard to kindness and compassion to people. We are all aware with regard to O'Meara. radi Allahu Allahu Allah Tran who he is the second Caliph of Islam. He succeeded after nivia, cream sauce Salaam, Abu Bakar. And our and of course we all know with regard to the greatness and the justice of Omar, Rafi, Allahu Allah Who, who had such a sense of accountability with regard to being in power and authority, that his legendary statement today, everyone can take a lesson with regard to it. If you have any degree of authority, remember that any degree of being a father, being being the head of the household, being
the head of a business, being a CEO, being, for example, a principal of a school, being an educator, being a politician, being a minister, being a prime minister, he has certain degree of authority. remember Allah subhanho wa Taala will question you with regard to that authority. And O'Meara made mention of this very great command and very
Great statement when he said lo Mata Jamal una hora Shatila para la casa de tu as Alani Allahu taala. That even if a camel has to die of hunger.
Remember what I'm saying? Even if a camel has to die of hunger,
in the faraway Euphrates River in Iraq, while I am in Medina, I am fearful that the Almighty will call me to question on the Day of Judgment over you in authority of the land, you are in authority over the land. Why did a camel die of hunger while you are in authority over the end, respected elders This is authority. Today we find in our myths, in our surroundings, in our neighborhood, there are people who do not have food, there are people who have who are in poverty, there are people who are in difficulty, the prophets of Allah, Allah, he was sallam, he had gotten a akuna cofra, that poverty leads to this belief. Poverty robs a person from dignity. It is part of our
responsibility after we emerge from the month of Ramadan, to be able to play this great responsibility of fulfilling that role of kindness and compassion, and spreading our wings of mercy and generosity to the people who are in difficulty who around us. That is not only something that we do, by the way, it is a religious responsibility. And it allows who was in the forefront with regard to this, we are all aware with regard to the very great, you know, incidents with regard to over tomorrow, the ultra one day went out. And he used to walk the streets of Madeira, to go and see how the subjects are living. So one day Omar Viola would
walk past and he saw a woman with small children, and the children were crying. So Murphy allowed them to walk past that he asked a woman Why, why are the children crying? And there was some water that was something that was boiling on on the fire. And Omar said, Why are the children crying?
And the woman said they are crying because of hunger.
So Omar said, whatever you got on the stove, whatever you got on the fire, and she replied, there is nothing. I've only put some water onto the fire, hoping that through that they will feel that there is something being cooked. And they will fall off to sleep.
started crying. And he said, you are the leader of the land. And is this happening under your authority. So Omar went to the bay tomorrow, he went to the public Treasury, he took out some goods. And he took out certain things to fulfill the hunger of this woman. And he went and he took his slave and he took a servant, whose name has been recorded in the books of history as a slum. And after he had taken out something, he told a slum
a slum put this flower on my back,
put this flower on my back. So as Lim said, you are the leader of the nation. You are the ameerul momineen How can we put the flour on your back? And Omar said,
well, you bear my responsibility to look after the poor, which I'm supposed to do on the day of judgment
when you carry my responsibility,
and Omar took that bag of flour, and he went to and feed that woman and her children. Had he waited until they were separated. And they started laughing. And they were smiling.
And after this omotola Islam, Islam Do you know why? I waited for a certain period of time in Islam said
ameerul momineen tell us
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I had seen them crying while they were hungry.
Now I wanted to see them smiling after they had been fed.
My dear respected elders and brothers, we can make mentioned and we can say, and we can talk and say that this is the responsibility of the government. And we can say that this is the responsibility of the authorities, but within our circles within our what we can do within us, what have we done? Were they worth removing the plight of those people who are in difficulty around us?
We all know we all want gender. There is a hadith in Mischka to masabi.
I would like to share perhaps I'm going to close this talk with this beautiful Hadith. Whenever krimson Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, in an equally shady miftah with
Buddha Masaki, in each and everything has a key. And the key to
the key to Paradise is love for the poor. And how are we going to be able to have the love for the poor and have that compassion, when we are having and we are in our comfort zones, we are having three square meals a day, we are living in a comfortable life and through the means of Ramadan, through the means of fasting, there was a small aspect of endurance, small aspect, that you did it because of religious duty. There are people throughout the world, people in our neighborhood, who are facing hunger, sometimes starvation, not based on what they are supposed to do as a religious duty and obligation. But but by circumstances they are forced to be in that situation. So if there
has to be one very great
lesson that we can take from this month of Ramadan, as I've made mentioned, firstly, starting off by saying, each and every nation has a day of happiness. This is our day of happiness. The second thing we have paid mentioned, our happiness is not based on any historical event or any personality. It is based on doing good deeds, accomplishment achievements, for in depth lies our real joy. Our real joy Livia cream salsa was asked what is rebar what is faith? And he replied and said when your good deeds pleases you, when your evil deeds causes you disturbance that that is through faith. After that we had made mentioned that we are together with us. While we have done some sort of good deeds,
we don't have pride with regard to our righteousness, because we don't know whether Allah tala accepts or not. And because we don't know we hope and love and accept, but because we don't have guarantee, it brings within us humility, and humility is the essence of righteousness. Then I made mentioned that there are two types of direct and indirect direct devotion, indirect devotion, I gave the
the definition with regard to that, and I said our direct devotion in Ramadan is supposed to help us with indirect devotion after Ramadan. And remember, you can be in direct devotion for 24 hours a day, most of your time is spent in interacting with people, most of your time is spent in that which is regarded to be indirect, our direct our direct devotion helps us to get the right methodology, the right intention with regard to our indirect he bothered and after that indirectly by that I spoke about one of the great lessons that we are supposed to learn from Ramadan is kindness and compassion, because maybe a cream sauce limited who said it is the month of kindness and compassion
that we are supposed to inculcate, and I gave few examples with regard to this. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make our either joyous eat inshallah may make it a blessing read, and most importantly, the beautiful lessons that we learn from the month of Ramadan taqwa
discipline, fearing Allah subhanho wa Taala compassion kindness may be inculcated within us in the month of Ramadan. We will now call upon the honorable deputy president to address us ambitious well for the chisako mala
Saudi Arabia as well as the