Channel: Hussain Kamani
Jumuah Khutbah on Levels of Fasting and Love of Allah(swt) at the Irving Masjid on May 26, 2017.
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Bismillah Rahim Al Hamdulillah
al hamdu lillahi wa salam ala Dino Slava.
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quwata Mateen sakalava.
I wanted to start off today's quote, by a beautiful Hadith.
This has been attributed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and also not too fun either on top of your loved one, and also two other companions, too, it's a very beautiful statement and it really helps us reflect over things and put our life into perspective.
So, oh my god, Allah, one is addressing his crop his congregation. And he says to them, it'll the highlighted dounia must be rotten. One of the highlights of hiroto must be Latin, that when you travel in this world, know that your life is a journey. Just as this journey started, there is no doubt that this journey will come to an end. But as a traveler, keep your world behind you and keep her off here in front of you. It'll
be rotten, keep the world behind you in the backseat while you're driving this car was the highlight and ask you not to not be Latin and keep the author the hereafter in front of you. Think of this analogy for a woman and really let it really sink in. You're driving on the highway going 70 miles an hour, there's traffic, you need to keep yourself focused. If you look here and there you might have an accident, you need to stay focused. Now in the back seat, you have some sandwich there you have some drink there, you have some snacks back there while you're driving. When you reach back, if you need something from the back, the first thing you'll do is you'll see if someone else can give
it to you, there's a passenger, Hey, can you give me that drink from the backseat. And for whatever reason if there isn't a passenger or if the passenger is sleeping, when you want to get that thing from the passenger seat or from the backseat, you keep your eyes focused, keep your hand there and maybe reach the side and see if you can feel it. And if you must get that from the backseat yourself with both hands. You pull your car over to the side, quickly run in the back, grab that drink that was in the cooler in the trunk. Come back in the front and start driving again. But you don't drive with your eyes in the back. If you're driving a full throttle full speed while there's traffic on
the road and you're driving with your eyes in the back. You are definitely going to crash and this is exactly what your loved one is warning his congregation of
When he says get into highlighted dunya, multiple times, if you keep your eyes on the dounia in the back, instead of focusing in front of you the aka, if you keep your eyes in the wrong place, you are spiritually going to crash. And that's in that crash could be one that takes your life away. So be very careful when you're traveling. And then he says, when he couldn't he what he didn't mean,
because both the world and the hereafter have their servants and have their sleeves. There are those who live to serve the dunya and its pleasures. And then there are those who live to serve the outfit so they can gain the pleasure there. So then he says to his congregants for kulu men of Wonder Woman have an idea for in the Yama Malinois. He's a Muslim.
So be servants, be slaves be children of the orchestra. And don't be servants leaves and children of this world. Because today, you can do whatever you want and get away with it. No one's gonna hold you accountable. You can tell the person in front of you don't judge me and walk away and nothing will happen. You can do whatever you want to mama. There's no accountability in the dunya was done, Robin, but in the hereafter there's only there is only accountability and there is no longer an opportunity for a person to do good deeds. A law is the one that says in the Quran, that Kalia kawartha Kamala Khan Mattila de la Kayla become that the angel of death will most certainly take
your soul and you will experience death at the hands of the angel of death and that he will keep it coming he has been put responsible over you from the moment you were born from the origin and then you will be brought back to Allah subhanahu wa tada and imagine yourself today so confident walking into the masjid that my death isn't today. so confident knowing that I'm going to come back to my home after masala and after Juma I'm gonna have lunch here and go back to my work there. And today I have a little work left before that. Are we gonna do this? I'm gonna do that. Allah subhana wa tada says, one oh Tara is in the Muna naki Sudoku see him and him only if your eyes can see in the
hereafter on that day when the criminals those who just obey the law and were negligent of a law will be standing in one group. If you can look at them you will see naki pseudo see him and beat him out of shame and guilt. They would have their heads bent down they wouldn't have the courage to even look at Allah subhanahu wa Tada.
And then they will say to a lot of a sudden our Santa photo Jonah
multinode known Overlord, we've seen it all now we've seen the offset all. We've heard it all now. We can hear everything. This is all real. This isn't a joke. When he stood before us one day before I'm gone and told us about the affair. He wasn't lying. He wasn't joking. He was real funny.
Let us go back to the world one more time. Give us a chance one more time out the hula Hinata la de la
akuna minal mazzini Menaka Jacques iottie. Allah says in another place in the Quran, in another verse, that when they see the punishment on the Day of Judgment, they will say, yeah, Allah one more chance. I kept saying tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, everyone keeps saying that tomorrow, I'll fix myself tomorrow, I'll fix my work schedule. Tomorrow, I'll fix my studying schedule, and I'll make time for the machine. And we know when we buy our homes, everyone says I want to live close to the machine so I can come to the machine. But those people buy those homes to live close to the machine, but they never make their way to the measure that all those homes will testify against you. That
community will testify against you the statement of the progress of the law while he was still in law. So now Attorney General Illa Phil machine, there is no prayer for the neighbor of the Majid but inside the masjid, if you live as a neighbor to the masjid, your Salah is inside the masjid. Our massages are crying the Where are the most saline gone? Where are the Muslim one gone? Where are those people are gone, who are supposed to be inhabiting us filling these lines a lot from hunter who created us for a purpose. And amongst us. The greatest the core of that purpose is to be servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala to worship Allah. Imagine that person who has attained
everything from the world but hasn't enjoyed one such as dying, that person leaves the world. you've loved everything on the road, but your heart hasn't tasted the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala lachemann the wise said to his son, my son, if you leave this world with all of its pleasures, but you haven't tasted the love of a law, you are a loser. And if you leave this world without any pleasures, without any wealth, you don't even own your own home. You don't own your own car. You're just living paycheck to paycheck, if that's who you are, but you've tasted the love of the law. You have taken everything from this road. Trust me if you're looking, if you're looking for peace and
contentment, look for it in Ramadan, your TV shows will never serve you peace temporarily. Maybe they can, you know, have an effect on your mind where you feel relaxed, maybe whatever it is you smoke gives you that effect temporarily that it makes you feel relaxed or when you eat your food, whatever it is that you do for your own pleasure. true pleasure lies when a person submits themselves for the purpose they were created for in the first place and that was always to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala
was always to worship Allah. Allah says that yet, Mahalo to Genoa insert ilaria boon, bass with your loved one when doing the seed of this ayah. The translation of the ayah is that we did not create the mankind and the Jin con but so that they worship me during the seed of this ayah commentating on this ayah if not above the Allahu unseres in La Liga doing a li li foon The reason why Allah created us was not just to worship and because worshiping Allah could be just a habit. It could be a show off, it could be someone's doing it for the sake of just moving up and down. How many of us have fasted for the past 3040 years of our life, and we're still wondering what the hell it looks like.
And the Habib is saying, fasting will give me tequila and I have no idea what it is. yet. I've been hungry for the past 30 years, one month every year, I'm not sure what that even means. So unless you allow one while commentating on this ayah he teaches us the secret to ricotta or the result of a bother what a person should walk away from. And what is that in lolly are the food but so that they come in know me? The purpose of Ibiza is to create a modified with the loss of Han and went on to know your Creator, to humble yourself in front of your Creator. You're busy in the world and you have a job, you have a shop, you're driving a car and the other one starts and you tell the world I
have to stop. Because my lord has called me now and there is no greater calls and the calling of my Allah subhanho wa Taala I'm earning my money, earning my money earning my money. My Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Now come and give me some of your money my servant, and you take your money out and your president placed it in front of Allah, Allah, here's my zakaat that you asked me to give to you. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, you're traveling the road, come to my house and visit me and you stop the road and you say I'm going to my Allah subhanho wa Taala the road won't understand it. The world won't understand it just to the earlier I was with my father and we went to an office and my
father said to the person that we're fasting starting tonight, for starting tomorrow, possibly. And the lady asked, Will you are you allowed to have coffee?
Are you allowed to have coffee while you fast? So we said no. And I was just thinking from the other side of the room. That lady must think we're crazy. That a whole day of fasting in this hot weather. Dallas is like a big oven right now. It's so hot out there all of us are like sweating on the way in, we're happy that we have fans and air conditioned. And we're telling the world that we're going too fast for 17 1615 hours, depending on what part of the world you're in maybe even longer for the sake of Allah. That's what we do. But not just a matter, not just action, every batter has to have some value. What's the value of arriba? What's the value of risk deciding on? What's the value of
salaat? What is what is sown fasting actually do for us? And this is what I wanted to address today. What are these things actually supposed to do? When we look at the time of the companions and look at the Sahaba and the time your own and the MDR a Muslim? When we read about their AI bada bada was transformational. It transformed them It changed them. You have examples of a Sahabi sitting by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Here's two words of the Quran takes the Shahada, the prophets reading of the Quran had an impact on the heart. You have a person who experiences one kind of generosity or one moment of spirituality in their life changes. We have stories of a member hearted
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era in one room of odd, they would read 60 questions, wondering the day wondering the night and I'm not kidding you. The first time I read this narration, I was kind of mind blowing. I thought to myself, that's a silly amount of reading. And I told myself there is no way a person can focus on reading the Koran. If they read it 60 times in one month, if you're reading one put on during the day one put on during the evening, how do you focus and I went to my teacher and I asked him, I said how can a person focus while reading 64 ions in one month while they're reading isn't what I'm supposed to have the first quarter the board and he said, Look, you're a foreigner to the Quran. You
don't read the Quran during the year even one time. These people are more fussy demography and Shara Quran. These people live in the Quran. And because they always read the Quran every day in their life, when they're reading it, they don't have to slow down while they're reading as they're reading that the feed occurs in their mind simultaneously. And believe it or not, I've met people. I've met a person. He told us that he has a relative who lives in South Africa. He's a delivery man. He reads the entire put on once a day throughout the whole year, every day of the year he was put on every day. He's a delivery man he turns his engine on. So the fact the house starts comes back home nine
hours later turns his engine off minute agenda to oneness. Because these people had a love for the fun. When I heard these stories that demotivated me originally I thought to myself, that's beyond my reach. I can hardly read a few pages of the foot on how will I reach 60 foot arms. And I'm sure many of us feel intimidated. But when we hear about the sacrifice of the scholars that came before and what they accomplished in Milan, right now pick their stories as motivation. Tell yourself there were people who really went above and beyond. But in order for you to have a premium, a beautiful aroma balm that you make the most out of, you need to be able to first and foremost identify what
your strengths and how much can you do in the month of Ramadan? What can you accomplish in the month of Ramadan, because if you add to your plate more than what you can generally digest, no matter how tasty that food is, you're going to have a stomach, you need to figure it out what you Everything here is beautiful. Everything that I'm alone is beautiful. Who wouldn't like to read 64 times and I'm alone, everyone would want that. Who wouldn't like to pray every night without missing a single record behind one arm and one machine? Everyone would love that. But you have to ask yourself realistically, because a bother burnout is a real thing. People burn out and they're a bother. They
start off from Yvonne really strong five days into it 10 days into it, they're burnt out. So how does a person deal with this burnout? How do I maintain consistency, which will then hopefully lead me to a more meaningful Ramadan? So first and foremost, identify what are your strengths, and know this out of the 10 or 15 things that a person can add into their Ramadan on a day to day basis, what takes priority and what is secondary, which is primary and which is secondary. We can all agree sitting here that the most important that Eva in the month of Ramadan
are our funnel if our salon in our soul, if you've told me you've read 60 bucks a month or Milan but you're missing your salt off, something is wrong with your schedule, your own UI or your preference is wrong there. If you're telling me that you're you know, doing X, Y and Z good thing, but at the same time you're not fasting or your fasting is shattered, it's broken, it's meaningless, then there's something wrong there. Minimize the quantity if you need to, but refine the quality. That's what we need to do. Minimize the quantity of anybody that you don't have to be in 20 different places at once. minimize it. If someone comes to me on the day for 30 days from now and says to me,
I prayed my soul off punctually did not miss one Raka one the computer who no one saw I print all of my sellout punctually. And I fasted Ramadan, I would give you a hug of Congratulations, inshallah. And Aziz, because you've accomplished more in Ramadan than many of us may accomplish. And on top of that, if someone can say I also read the Koran, I also attended that I'll be a prayer. These are all beautiful things. You need to know where your strength is, first, what have you, what can you accomplish, and focus on the quality of it? Mmm, because Are you
talking about the quality of fasting, he said that there are those people there fast is nothing more than a legal ritual, which means they stay hungry from the break of dawn until the setting of the son with a valid intention. But at the end of that fast, they gained nothing from it. Because during the fast, they're swearing, during the fast, they're lying during that fast, they're backbiting during that fast, they're getting angry at their kids. They're getting angry at their wives. They're getting angry at their spouse, they're angry at people that hunger is getting to them and it's breaking their character. These people are not praying their slaw at the end of Ramadan. Maybe you
might drop a few pounds, but spiritually you've gained nothing at all. For that sort of fast the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Come in saw him in
love. Obama will come in taught him a lesson on human anatomy. How many people are there they stand during the night and the only thing they gain from standing for six hours during the hours of the night is tiredness, spiritually they gain nothing at all. And how many people are they that they fast during the day, but the only thing they gained from their fast is llama is thirst spiritually, they've gained nothing at all. And my law says them there are the second group of people and these are the people who along with staying hungry Not only does their stomach in their private area fast, but their body fats, which means they understand what the word fasting means and r&b song comes in
the meaning of M sock. If someone were to ask me Give me a one word definition of Salah it would be what's the one word definition of zakat. It's azada, our numa what's the one word definition of fasting, it's an insock. The one more definition of HUD of cost. So each one of these pillars of Islam, they have a core and the core of fasting is to stop it's like hitting the brake. Your Salah is your accelerator and your and your fasting is your break. You're hitting the brake and you're stopping your life you're slowing things down. Both things are absolutely necessary amount of exotic law here it says you hit the brakes with all of your limbs, which means you tell yourself I won't
fast I will fast with my eyes meaning I won't see with my eyes. I will fast my hands meaning I won't sit with my hands. I will fast with my tongue. I won't set off my tongue in the month of Ramadan. I might not be able to accomplish a lot of things but I will fast with my body in this month of Ramadan. If you can hit the brakes in the month of Ramadan with your limbs and stop sitting. I remember when we were young. You know when there was a big night for example of the year like the offshoot or the month of Ramadan. My father would go to the TV and he pulled the plug out. That was his way of saying no TV in the month of Ramadan. And today 2030 years later, I still remember that,
you know even though it was easy to plug the plug it back in it wasn't that hard actually, but just his action of pulling the plug out what did it tell
It was a message to us. And it was a message of saying what in Ramadan we set the bar even higher. What we're doing we go even above that we go beyond that we do whatever it takes to fast and the best way and the most appropriate way. The third level of fasting and nominate, Allah says is now where you fast with your heart where your fasting has gone beyond your stomach and your private area and beyond your limbs and has now taken its place inside your heart meaning now you are stopping, you are avoiding any thought other than Allah subhanho wa Taala This is a fast Actually, let me back up a little bit. You know the fast I said number two where you fast with the limbs of your body.
he says for this level of fasting Allah promises something in the Quran quotevalet Kumasi I'm
the one who fasts on level number two, Allah will give you taqwa. And then the third level of fasting is where your heart is pure of any thought other than Allah subhanahu wa Tada. He says, if you can accomplish this fast, this fast belongs to the very close friends of Allah subhanho wa Taala. All they think of is they engage and remember in the remembrance of Allah and their reading. He says this level of fasting, the reward for it as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us and let's see where Allah just says, uh, so mu Li one igtv that fasting is for me and I will reward for it directly. And in one narration, actually the same narration but another, another reading of
that narration, a song really well, I'm happy which means which translates as fasting is for me and I will be the reward for that fast ally saying I will be the reward for that fast if you're a morning till evening with just me that I will be there for you are a Baba has to have a greater meaning. Some of us may feel that you know what this third level of fasting is very difficult. That's not something for me to accomplish. If it's difficult for you to do that through alcohol Ramadan, then how about a day, maybe on Saturday, you say I'm going to sit in the attic off in the machine. I'm going to go into spiritual retreat, and I will focus on just keeping myself in
thinking, if not one day, I was in Africa last year in Milan. And I saw a very beautiful practice that community had when I saw this practice. While I was there, I made a law that I said y'all I hope one day we the Muslims in America can bring this practice into our community. What they did, there was the community. They delayed their answers Allah also saw that instead of praying it as soon as time starts, they delete it by half an hour. So they were praying the answer saw roughly 4050 minutes before mucking about that. They delayed it. Praying the answers about 15 minutes before mugging about that the whole community gathers together for everyone I pray when they would come to
the masjid the machines would not offer any thought everyone would bring a small little box but they're literally thought in there. The women would come the kids would come the adults would come men would come everyone would come into the machine. They would preoperative sit out together, no one would stand up from their place until two minutes before mother two minutes before a motherboard and the motherboard get up and say two minutes left in the local language. Everyone will then get up, walk outside the machine to some little corner of the parking lot of grassed area, they have these nice grass patches there, they would sit there the women would come the kids would come every
family would find their little place that would be called they'd hackathon together and then go home. The machine didn't have the burden of collecting funds for a thought everyone stayed in the machine from a certain reading the put on such a beautiful scene. It's as if this community found a way to spiritually lift themselves collectively, what's our situation in our communities, we raise funds for ours, and we're taking money from the rich and feeding the rich food they shouldn't be eating. That's what happens in our communities. We take money from the wealthy people. And then we feed the rich part of the community that actually shouldn't be eating so much food, we're feeding
them even more. They have food at home, but they're coming to the machine to eat even more. Now it's an effort. We have this enormous shih tzu in Carrollton. But that's an effort for us to gather the community together to build brotherhood if the community is doing it one day, a week, two days a week just to build Brotherhood in the community, then that's a very beautiful act, actually, it's a very smart thing to do. But 30 days straight. You know, we have to ask ourselves, where are our funds be used. There are people in the world right now that are suffering from starvation. If you haven't heard of a country called Yemen, Google it, you know, starvation, real problems. If you
haven't heard of the crisis in Syria until now you have serious problems, because there is a crisis in the world. Go and give your money there. I want to close off with one thing.
People ask this question. Someone once came to a great scholar from India. And he asked him
why is it that when I read about this such as the the prayer of the scholars of the past, they were so great and they're a bother. When I read about the Sahaba it's as if every such that there is was a male Raj, but when it comes to me, my son dies meaningless. It doesn't have any no value to it. My Rebbe doesn't have any value. My inbounder every bother should have some sort of benefit to you to your community.
Do your family every bother should be transformational change you. That's what at the beginning of our Salah, we see Allahu Akbar, starting the conversation off with Allah. But when we end our Salah we say Assalamualaikum to the Muslims on the right Assalamu alaykum to the Muslims on the left, we're not saying that salaam aleikum to Allah because Allah is Salah we're saying Salaam to the angels in the human beings on the right and angels and human beings on the left. It's as if we're saying we're allies teaching us you start this relationship with a law and you go through all these motions and at the end of the line you will be delivered back to the world when you finish off your
salon as a better human being a Salaam Alaikum Peace be with you. I've just become a better person. I said I'm on a Peace be with you. I've just become a better person. My soul has made me a better person right now. All right, that should make us better people. So he asked the scholar that how can my father be transformational? How can I enjoy myself? And this is a question I'm sure many of us have right now. How does my rebounder Take me to the next level? So, I should have
responded back by saying that in order for that to be considered as a bother truly, it must be preceded by Marhaba. And in order for muhabba to be categorized and accepted as Mahatma truly, it must be preceded by Madiba if there is modified there is if there is there is a bother without without modifier isn't really a bother. Now what do these words mean? He says in order for worship to be worship, it must be preceded by love. What is the worship without love? It's a burden such a die each call to evolve members or die. Holly says donate to the nearby soccer team located
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a worship without love for a muscle as a burden against you. It's you're being forced when such that wasn't a burden It was your expression to Allah Allah I am pleased that you created me Yeah, like you give me everything you don't want my grandfather could never imagine I would have such a luxurious life that I have today. Yeah.
What What do you do there are people in this room who will laugh and they will die without saying the name of a lie even once with love. There are people in this room that you and I know that will never have the honor to do one session in front of Allah subhana wa tada and here we're doing such that again in front of Allah subhanaw taala. In order for that to be Riba it must be preceded by Mahatma with love. And in order for love to be love, you have to have modify. Modify means you need to know the one you're loving. If we don't know Allah subhanahu wa tada if Allah subhanahu wa taala is only mentioned in the photos and mentioned at the beginning and end of our Salah if that's the
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is meaningless and I bother is also meaningless. Make this from Yvonne, Yvonne that you build a bond with Allah subhanho wa Taala How do you know Allah reflect over the world around you? will frequently shangela who is going to
read the Quran and in every eye of the Quran you will find a rough man Rahim imbedded in that ayah read the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam read that small first now Rahmani Raheem and medical produce, read these names of Allah subhanho wa Taala and it will introduce you to Allah, which will then teach you Mahatma and love and with Mahatma and love you will have modified you will have a better and with Reba if we can conduct ourselves properly with consistency the way our evaluator should be. We will come out at the other end on the day of eat as better human beings as better people and this Eva will testify for us. In the course of Allah I pray that Allah subhana wa
tada blesses us all in the month of Ramadan gives us all strength and courage and consistency. And Allah subhanho wa Taala unites our hearts unites our communities. Allah subhanho wa Taala guides us in this world guides our children and grinds our progeny on the pathway of Islam until the day of judgment will sort of love a lot
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