In Service to Other
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Yeah, you hola Vina Armando taco la ha ha patoka de La La Tomatina Illa want to Muslim moon, or you who believe fear Allah as you should be feared and do not die except in the state of Islam. Yeah, you have levena Armando Taka la colo. Colin city de la cama cama Villa de Nova comme la hora Sula, who was 1000 hobbema. Are you who believe fear Allah and speak the truth. He will direct you to the righteous good deeds and will forgive your sins, and whomsoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed achieved a great achievement. I'm about Vanoss takahiko tabula rasa Alhaji Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was shalom Marina de Taha. wakulla modesetting, VEDA wakulla Middleton
balada wakulla Dalton Finn, our brothers and sisters in Islam today are hookah is about being in the service of others. Allah subhanaw taala inshallah, and Emraan described our oma in a specific way. And he said,
when to hire our own Metin reject leanness, you are the best nation that was ever brought forth, leanness for humanity for mankind. And the scholars say, whenever you see an s in the Quran, it is referring to Muslims and to non Muslims. So this verse is saying, You are the best nation that was brought forth for the world for Muslims and for non Muslims alike. Which means the verse is saying that the good that comes out of the believers should permeate into society should affect everyone should affect the Muslims, and it should affect the non Muslims as well.
For until recent years, the hair that was coming out of the Muslim community only went back to the Muslim community, and it didn't go outside of that. And so the community at large never felt the impact of what the Muslims were doing. There was one one time here in America, there was a Masjid that was being built in a new neighborhood. And the people in the neighborhood didn't want the traffic and other things associated with the masjid. So they oppose the construction of this project. And they took it to the like the city council or city hall, and everyone presented their arguments. So Muslim uncle got up, and he thought he had a strong point. And he said, we have a
right to demonstrate here. We've been a part of this community for 25 years. And then a woman, a non Muslim woman sincerely got up and she said, You have been here for 25 years. I've been doing soup kitchen for 30 years, and I've never once seen a Muslim volunteer and help. And with that community made as a mistake, the good impact that they have never reached anyone else. It just stayed within the Muslim community. But we are the best nation that was sent for enough for everyone for Muslims and non Muslims. So everybody should feel the effect of Muslims around them.
In a hadith that is Hassan, narrated by Otto Bharani, the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam said, I have been nasty to Allah, and for whom Lin in us, the most beloved people to Allah, are the most beneficial to and ness again, the most beneficial to people, Muslims, or non Muslims. And one of the main one of the important things to understand in Islam is that the religion can be broken up into two parts into a bar that and vomited the bar that are the acts of worship that you perform. And then what are your dealings with people, how you behave with people assisting one another. And we need both to succeed, that some of the extremes we see in our communities, we see one person
completely focusing on the.so with the Salawat and everything he is right on point. But whenever you speak to him, it's an abrasive encounter. It's he's rude, he's harsh. He's crude in behavior, because he focused on that and he doesn't put any weight or any importance to an omelet. And we have the other extreme in our community, someone who has nothing to do with the prayers and the rituals with the ibadat the worship between them and a large
But they're extremely nice to everybody. And they'll tell you that I'm a good person, I should go to jail even if I don't pray, and they're missing the balance the healthy balance, you have a relationship with a love but you also must have a good relationship with human or the rest of humanity as well.
So, this hadith is so important because it emphasizes that that the most beloved deeds to Allah and if you were to ask people take a guess they will tell you, they will tell you, they're gonna focus on about that, but the most beloved deeds to Allah subhanaw taala, the most beloved of people to Allah azza wa jal, and Pharaoh homeliness, the most beneficial of them to other people. So that could be by teaching and teaching here things in the dunya or the deen if Allah subhanaw taala blessed you with having a lot of knowledge that's beneficial, that even if it's in the dunya, share that with others pass it around immediately. feeding people clothing, sheltering marriage by
marriage, meaning facilitating marriage for people helping people get married. And we are so lacking in this area. We have so many young women who are trying to get married so many young men, and there's nobody helping making that connection whatsoever. And people will tell you some ridiculous things. I don't want to help people get married, because if they get divorced, they'll blame me. Why would they blame me and 10 years is gonna come look you up and blame you. But just effort things like that being beneficial to others, than the Prophet sallallahu Sallam continues, and the Hadith is a very powerful Hadith. Well, a humble man in Allah and the most beloved deeds to Allah, Suren,
to the hero who Allah Muslim, a happiness that you enter upon a Muslim, the most beloved deeds now. So the most beloved people are the ones beneficent to people. And now the most beloved deeds is the happiness that you enter into the heart of a believer. Oh, touchy for unhooked corba, or you lift or remove a difficulty that was upon them. Oh, talk to the man who danan or you settle a debt on their behalf. Oh, the should do and who juwan or you basically you feed them, they're in, they're hungry, and you give them some kind of food.
Then the problem said, well, an
MA can leave the hygiene hub for me to walk with a brother of mine concerning an issue and affair of his something he needs to take care of. But notice the problem said when an MC yeah need for me to walk with my brother in this affair. And what's beautiful, the scholar said, you don't have to successfully finish the task or fix the problem for him or anything for you just to accompany him. And that's why sometimes someone might need to talk to you and you don't have a solution for them. And they might know that you don't have a solution for them, but they just need to talk and just by them talking somehow alleviates or decreases the problem in their minds or in their hearts when an
MC Mr. Can levy hodgin habitually mean an attack if you had an Majid Shara and for me to walk with my brother in an issue or an F or some affair of his is more beloved to me, then to make empty calf and that's when you stay in the masjid and you never leave? fi has al Masjid in this Masjid. And what message are we talking about the prophets Allah said Lim is talking about his message and message to the neighbor we were the Salah is multiplied by 1000. For me to walk with my brother trying to fix it an affair or helping with something is more beloved to me, then to make etica in this Masjid, for an entire month.
Whether successful or not, whether you walk with him for a few minutes, or for a few hours, more beloved to the settler than making ethical for that Masjid for a month
and then continues, women measuring the hygiene and whoever walks or meaning assists his brother in an affair or an issue had youth bitter Hello. Until now it's taken care of sub batalla hakoda mahu yo Moto Z Lu, aka Damn, Allah subhanaw taala will keep his feet firm, on the day when the feet are not kept for meaning on the Day of Resurrection. This is the weight and the importance of being in the service and being in the aid of others.
A chef tells the story about a man who came to him. And this is a true story. A man came to him and this man owns a factory and doesn't. My factory is not making any profit. So I am considering shutting it down. So I'm not really making profit. There's just basically
it's just covering its expenses.
So this just asked him how many workers how many employees do you have in the factory he said 80 he said these are at homes that you're helping sustain and keep open. And if it's a man and his wife and if every home has about three children, then these are 400 people that are listening
Receiving provision from this factory. And then the chef said to him, don't you think that the factory continuing meaning remaining open is the greatest profit with Allah?
Another way of looking at things, don't you think this factory remaining open and 400 people benefiting from it? Isn't that the greatest prophet with Allah? It's not just about monetary profit in this dunya. It's about people. It's about helping people. It's about being in the service of others. studies that were conducted by universities here show that they gave some people money and told one group to go buy themselves something nice, and they told the other group to buy something for someone else. Then they tested the level of happiness after that experience for each group. And the group that spent the money on someone else reported a higher level of happiness than those who
just bought themselves some kind of trinket
and that's why a large sort of ballot Philip Hammond acaba wama. Dr. Kammen acaba ficou raba. Oh, if I'm on film in the midst of Baba, Yeti man, the macabre Oh miskeen and the matava. So, in this verse, Allah subhanaw taala is saying Philip to hamanaka meaning he never harm a dolphin under shady anyone you enter into something that's difficult. So Allah is saying he did not enter Alaska and Alaska is the word just used to describe a mountain. Some of them have a city and said Alaska is a mountain in the hill. furphy Johanna Maria Bella, other said it's 70 layers of the Helfer. But Allah subhanaw taala is saying wanted to say that this person did not attempt this difficult mountain this
difficult task. He did not push against himself fighting against his desires and his own needs and his lusts. So as an example, Allah subhanaw taala says that he did not attempt Aqaba. And what would make you know what is an alpha he compared this task to climbing this mountain? What is climbing this mountain for Koo Kumba setting free and neck meaning finding a slave and setting them free for the sake of Allah azza wa jal and the Prophet Lam commented many on many Hadith on the excellence of that, or, oh, if I'm filming the merkabah or to feed on a day of missile gabbiani a day of starvation and severe hunger. So this is like climbing that difficult mountain. And he did not climb
that mountain. What is climbing the mountain setting for your neck or feeding on a day of severe starvation or severe hunger?
Yeah, team and the Mk raba, an orphan, the Makarova that's related to you, oh, miski and then the matava or a poor person that medtrava and matava if not better, Mama says, who will my trophy Robbie Honey, it's like to show you. Metrobus tribe is like sand or soil of the dirt. And this person is to that level that they're on the dirt now. And so the word was named after that. medtrava. So he's in a very difficult situation.
There is a true story that happened in in one of the Muslim lands where this man tells it himself. He owned some he owes owed someone 7 million reals. And he had 1 million in his business failed. So he told the man, I'll give you 1 million, and then I'll work on giving you the other 6 million. And man refused. And in that country, when you owe someone, they throw you in jail. So he said the man refused. And he threw me in jail. He's always sitting in jail with other people who are there because of debts. So I started speaking to each person, this person, how much do you owe 50,000, this 170 1000 this 100,000. He said, I took my checkbook out. And I started writing these people
checks for that amount, until him just go and they would call the officer and make sure the check. And they would go home. And he said free a whole group of people. And he remained in there. So the officer told the person in charge, and that person in charge called him in and said you're in jail because you owe people money. But you're now settling other people's deaths. So he explained the story. I didn't have the 7 million and I offered to give him the one and he refused it. So I'm in jail. But the 1 million that I have is enough to get these other people out of jail and I got them out of jail. The story impressed the man so much he took it to the one of the princes in the region.
And then that man asked to meet with him personally. And when he explained the story, he gave him a check for the 7 million and he told him go and he got the dinner and he gave him the money and he said go free.
Allah subhanaw taala says are the prophets of Allah Sallam said will la houfy only lab McCann and Abdul siani he and Allah subhanaw taala is at the aid and the assistance of
Have a slave or a servant, so long as that service servant is in the service or in the assistance at the assistance of his brothers, and of course it means sisters as well. And the problem also said r Rahmani Raheem homearama, those who are merciful, they receive mercy from the Most Merciful man, Allah subhanaw taala. And we know the story of Obamacare long after he became the halifa, he would leave immediately after federal, and one day, followed him, and he sees him going to this old house, stay for a while and then leave. So later on, Omar goes to this house and knocks and there's an old lady there. So he tells her who is that that enters upon you every morning? And she said, I don't
know who he is. So he tells her What does he do? She said yet he called a woman yet, so by tonight, he comes every morning, he sweeps our house. This is obeying the law on who this is the halifa with responsibilities. He comes every morning and he sweeps our house where Lu Wei Luciana and he milks all our goats. Where it's not Amina and he cooks our food and then he leaves. Another example is that of a bin Tamia, Rahim Allah. When even Tamia Rahim Allah passed away, schools closed, the market closed, the whole city shut down so everyone could attend his funeral. And everyone was saddened. But one of the amazing things is that a Christian man came, and he was in tears. And so
that people asked him, Why are you crying because he died. And even taymiyah Rahim Allah wrote volumes refuting Christianity. Why are you crying? He said, I'm not crying because the man died. He said I'm crying. Because all the good that he used to do in the city, no one's gonna do it anymore.
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Come to La Bella alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. I mean, while he was happy about
Hamdulillah, there are a number of organizations in the city that
in a good way make you proud of the work that they do, that are reaching out and they're helping everyone. They're helping Muslims, they're helping non Muslims. outreach in the burial is one of them that's responsible for feeding a lot of people, Muslim hands for humanity, also feeding people and taking care of things. And we have a Masjid that many people are speaking about. And those who have visited have been impressed. And they returned for a second and others for a third visit. And that is mosquito heat. And today we have the amount of MSgt ma'am Qasim ibn Ali Han, and the work that they do, and those of you who have visited them, you see, and May Allah subhanaw taala,
increase them in good and assist them to do better. But they will have shelters, they even have classes teaching skills, sewing, they do so much great work. So if I'm not going to do that work myself, then I'm going to do my best to support those who do good work, and you can go and with your own eyes and see the kind of work that they do. But this is something that's important for us as Muslims. It's Imagine if the Muslims, they focus so much on constantly giving back constantly doing their best to impact society. And then someone tries to say on television that Muslims are violent or this and that people will immediately disbelieve that to say, I've seen Muslims, they're the most
helpful, they're the kindest people. So there is no way I'll believe this information. Mosquito hate is one of those people and we don't overpraise them in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala but today the Imam is with us and he is going to need a few minutes of your time after the salah and we understand the importance of this and we know what they do. And so the equation is simple. We know how much we have to support them inshallah, after the Salah
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