Channel: Ibraheem Menk
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen Illa Allah al Amin what begins to rain on a Sunday on a Sunday more Allah Tamil Ambia emammal mousseline Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Ultramarine Allah melesa Illa Illa Murgia until Salah one teta, January Husna. Either Sheikh Salah rbse wala to acid whatever we will here will be constrain. We thank Allah who believes that you will Jellal for having gathered us here today. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to surround us with the mullah ICA and to cause his mercy and his Sakina to descend upon us, and to raise us with the MBR mo salat wa salam and those whom he has mentioned with them. I mean, a few 1000 years ago, a
man stood in the hot desert, building a structure that was cubed. Next to him was his son, helping him build the structure. And as he built, he recited a prayer and they recited a prayer together. Or if the other variable he wanted to cover either menial by eating Why is Mary neuron vana Taco Bell mean, in
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Allah subhanho wa Taala says they made dua to him, or better to compel mean in
just send me your own lighly our Lord except from us, indeed you are the All Hearing the All Knowing Allah subhanahu Attallah he heard that prayer. And he answered that prayer. Fast forward a few 1000 years later, and we find that millions are flocking to this home every single year. In fact, throughout the year, millions of people visit the home solely for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala What if journal by each MFM attorney in see
what Jackie you don't mean? Call me Ebola him I'm also and when we made the home a place of return for the people and a place of security and we made the what definitely do me Maqam Ibrahim mo Salah and take the Maqam the station of Ibrahim as a place of prayer.
Today when people visit, they take this maqam that Ibrahim Alayhi Salatu was Salam built the karma upon the take this MACOM as a place of prayer for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala what do we find them doing? After they've circumambulated this house that Ibrahim has built, they go to the MACOM on which he stood and behind it they perform this Allah, Allah subhanahu wa taala honored him so much that He granted him a portion and a share of the reward of all of these actions of the people. Allahu Akbar, why, why is the question we've got to ask ourselves that the simple answer is, there was action, plus sincerity, which was equal to reward. So Allah subhanahu Attallah rewarded
Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, what better reward than to grant him the reward of millions if not billions of people. Allahu Akbar Ibrahim Alayhi Salatu was set up and the acts that he performed the acts that he did for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala were inculcated into so many rituals of Hajj today, we find ourselves going to the gym rat and pelting we pet, right, the stone that is there. Do you know what this signifies? It signifies the time in which
Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam was going to the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa taala. And as he's going, Satan comes to him he don't go. Don't do that. And Ibrahim pelts Satan, and then again, he goes after some time, the Satan comes to him as he's moving forward. He comes to him and Ibrahim pelts him. And the third time this happens again. And this is why we have three cameras today. You go to the first you go to the middle and you go to the last why to commemorate the acts that he
Rahim Allah has salatu salam did and this is solely for the pleasure of Allah subhana wa Tada. You see, he's getting reward in an act of worship that we do. That is so great that some of us save our entire lives to go for knowing that it is a pillar of Islam. Without that pillar, there is no Islam. Without that pillar, you cannot be a Muslim without believing in that pillar, you cannot be a Muslim. So, Allah subhanho wa Taala rewarded Ibrahim Alayhi Salatu was Salam very greatly at one stage in his life.
had come and brought his family to this desolate place, this place that had no vegetation, this place that had no water, this place that had no people, and he began to walk away from them. Hi, Sarah, or Herschel, sorry, hedger walks behind him follows him. What are you doing? Are we Brahim? Where are you going? Are you leaving us? And he continues to work. And the second time, she walks behind him and she asks him, Ibrahim, where are you going? Are you leaving us? And he continues to walk on the third occasion. When she asks him, she says,
love America, Bihar that is it Allah that commanded you to do this. And she says, and he says, Now I'm Yes. So she says even you the year owner, then he is not going to abandon us. What kind of Eman do you need to have in order to abandon your family at a place B word in lady these are there was absolutely no vegetation there. How do you leave your family in this place? It is only when you trust Allah subhanahu wa taala and now I'm not saying that we should abandon our families and leave them and go out to please Allah subhanahu wa taala this was a nubby of Allah subhanho wa Taala a prophet with a specific command. What happens? Not long after the child becomes parched, you know,
his throat is parched, he wants a drink of water. And the mother is wondering where am I going to get this water from? So she begins to frantically search and she's running up the mountain, looking for the water going down the mound, back up the next mountain looking for some water and rushing fans frantically down. And Allah subhanahu wa taala sends Gibreel and he strikes his wings on the ground and the water gushes forth. This water is drank by us today. Today, how many 1000 1000s of years later? And not only that, you know, this frantic search, we commemorate it in what is known as decide what is known as the struggle. The Sorry, it's known as the struggle the struggle for what
the struggle for water, she was struggling looking for water. So ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada, inculcated this into the Hajj. The khutbah My dear brothers and sisters in itself is a symbol of, you know, greatness. Look at it. People come there, and they circumambulate they circumambulate they circumambulate this cabin. And this is the cabin, that Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam built, this is the caliber, that is my eel Allahi wa salatu salam built, do we see the significance that this man has in our lives? Allah subhanho wa Taala made the time, the time that we worship Allah subhanahu wa taala in the time that we visit the Kaaba, he made it sacred as well. This is the time of Hajj. This
is the time in which we go to please Allah subhanahu wa taala we go to change our entire lives we go with the mindset that we have going as one human being coming back as a another, Allah subhanahu wa Tada made this a place in which people will return to again and again and again and again. And the reason is, because Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam was sincere. Ibrahim Alayhi Salatu wa sallam was no deceiver. He was no liar. He was no cheat. And we've got to ask ourselves this question seriously, today? Why do we exist on Earth? Why are we here is our sole goal
rule and primary purpose, to enjoy to eat, drink, have relations and die, rotten, rotten, the earth become nothing. Dust. Why? Why are we here? Why are you here? What are you doing with your life? What are we doing with our lives? Are we here solely to enjoy hear this now? Why? Why would that be the case? Why would ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala put us on Earth? Or why would we be on Earth? For those who don't even believe in the Almighty? Why would we be on Earth to eat and drink and not even know when that will come to an end all of a sudden? Indeed, our purpose is to please Allah subhanho wa taala. And it's something that we've got to remind ourselves of, yes, this is the year in which the
people have been prevented, and understandably so from going to the house of Allah subhanahu Attallah solely because there is a serious problem. If the people gather there and go back to their homes and spread this. Allah subhanahu Uttara does not require this office. Yes, this is happening this year. But we can it doesn't mean that we cannot commemorate some of the actions that Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam performed. You see, there is this act in which we sacrifice the animals. Where did it come from? Ibrahim Alayhi Salatu wa sallam had a dream. And in the stream the beloved son that he received at old age was being sacrificed for the sake of Allah subhanho wa taala. So he goes
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So when he reached the point with his son, he asks him Oh, my dear son, I saw in my dream that I was worshiping I was, I was sacrificing you. So what do you think? How do you feel about this?
But if tomorrow, Saturday, Dooney insha. Allah whom you know, so the thing, he says, Oh, my dear father, do as you are commanded to as you are commanded? What does this entail? sacrifice me, let me go, it doesn't matter. And he continues, Ibrahim doesn't give up. He reaches the point where he is ready to sacrifice and he is about to sacrifice. And Allah subhanho wa Taala replaces him with a ram from Jana, with a ram from Jana, and he sacrifices this RAM. This is why you and I today, sacrifice the animals that we do. Look at this, that Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam was ready to sacrifice. And this is why in certain religions, it is known as the great sacrifice the great sacrifice, and we of
course, believe this as well, because he was ready to sacrifice his son, Allahu Akbar, Allah has not asked us to sacrifice any of our children. Allah has not even asked us to destroy anything material of ours, but rather he has asked us to sacrifice animals for his sake, and to then distribute to the poor and the needy and to partake and enjoy of that. So even the sacrifice for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala solely for his sake, we will partake and enjoy of it. Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to remember this. Look at how he talks about what happens when you sacrifice Lee. Allah had home Lee and I love Lawhead or home or how the ma
telco mu goon Allah subhanho wa Taala it will not reach him, the meat that you eat, the meat will not reach him and the blood will not reach Allah subhanho wa Taala but it is the consciousness of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada that reaches him when you sacrifice this year. Remember the sacrifice of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, remember how he went out ready to give his son for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and thank Allah that He has not asked you to do
but rather he has asked you and tested you. So really, with the sacrifice of an animal, we ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to accept from all of us, Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, these rituals that we perform at Hajj and we perform during the Eid salah and the will after the eighth salah of the sacrificing of the animals and the sorry and the pelting of the Jamaat, etc. These are all rituals that have something to do with Ibrahim Alayhi Salatu was Salam. And there is a very great wisdom behind this. He was a man who from a young age told his people don't worship the idols leave the idols, they are false gods imagine growing up in a community that revere stones sticks, something
that is created and made worshipping those things. You see everybody doing it, everyone is doing it literally. And you are the only one saying don't do this. You creator is Allah and Ibrahim Alayhi Salatu wa sallam reached the point where he actually destroyed the idols. He destroyed that which they honored. So really to teach them that these idols don't benefit to Tom. He is ready and catapulted It is said that the fire that they created to punish Ibrahim was so great and so hot that they could not bring him close to the fire rather they had to take him far away and catapult him into that fire. So they catapulted him into the fire. He falls into it. And Allah subhana wa Tada.
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serene and they wanted to plot a plan against him. So Allah subhanho wa Taala made them losers. Allah subhanho wa Taala made them losers. Let me ask you a question. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, what is the nature of fire? What is the nature of fire, heat, smoke, and, you know, terrible scorching capacity and capability. You put your hand over the flame of a candle, let alone an infernal and your hand will not be able to withstand it more than a few seconds, a few seconds.
And here Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, an entire Inferno is made completely cool for him solely because he believed in Allah subhanho wa Taala he believed that his Savior was his maker. And that same maker exists today and will continue to exist forever. It is that maker that we worship, and it is that maker that we trust, and it is that maker that we will turn to and it is that maker that we will sacrifice for and it is that maker that we will live and die for. All in solidarity when one also key Womack. Yeah, one Attili he'll be I mean, say indeed my prayer and my sacrifice and my living and my death. So all of my rituals, my living and my death. Little Love Lilla for Allah
subhanahu Attallah Rob of the worlds or a bill at the mean of the world's lastly I end with one point.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, Ibrahim Alayhi Salatu was Salam was described as a nation in Ebola. He can
call me Tell me, he Hanifa or me or criminal Moshiri keen indeed Ibrahim was a nation nation, a nation call on it. He was completely and solely devoted to Allah subhanahu wa Tada
Lila honey inclining towards the truth, while a mere communal maturity and he was not from a bow amongst those who are associators of partners with Allah subhanahu wa Tada. That recipe of success worked for him. It will work for us today. And this is why we know his story. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam until we meet again insha Allah Assalamu alaikum
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