Channel: Kamal El-Mekki
Jummuah Khutbah / Friday Sermon
Sep 16, 2016 at Clear Lake Islamic Center
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de la y shadow Allah ilaha illallah wa de la sharika Allah, wa shadow, Mohammed Abu rasuluh All praise is due to Allah we praise Him and seek his assistance. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil within ourselves and from the evil of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can misguide him, yet whomever he allows to go astray, none can guide him and I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship except Allah alone. He has no partner. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and His Messenger.
Yeah, are you Hi levena Amano taco la Hakata Casa de La Tomatina Illa one two Muslim moon oh you who believe fear Allah as he should be feared and do not die except in the state of Islam. Yeah, you Hallelujah Amen otaku Hola Hola. Hola, Poland sadita useless la Kamala como la la Koo become one minute a la hora Sula, hufa cada faza fosun Avi Ma, are you who believe fear Allah and speak the truth. He will direct you to do righteous good deeds and will forgive your sins. And whomsoever obeys Allah and His messenger. He has indeed achieved a great achievement about fanatical Hadith tabula rasa howdy howdy Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Mashallah muramasa to have wakulla
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brothers and sisters in Islam today we're speaking about having hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala and never losing hope in Allah azza wa jal, not during times of calamities, not losing hope in the victory of Allah azza wa jal and not losing hope when making dua to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And Allah azza wa jal tells us in the Quran in surah al hedger upon the tongue of Ibrahim alayhi salam, when the angels were visiting him and they asked him if he lost hope, his response, Allah Subhana, Allah says, Allah wa yanapuma Rama Tierra be a la lune and who loses hope in the mercy of his Lord, except those who are astray, except those who are misguided. So we see that it is only
those who are misguided and astray who lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanahu wa Tada.
Likewise, inserta Zoomer Allah azza wa jal says Kalia Eva de la Vina Ashraf Wada unfussy him la takanohana Rahmatullah in la hora de novo Jamia in hula for Rahim, Allah azza wa jal says Hola, Eva de la Vina Ashraf Wada and force him say, Oh, my servants who have a sort of fool and a Seraph is when you you overdo you do in excess. So they've done so many sins, that these sins have become a burden upon them. So it's not talking about people who pray regularly and repent constantly to Allah subhanaw taala but it's talking about people who have committed so many sins that they've overburden themselves with the weight of these sins.
Those types of people, even those types of people should not lose hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala to Muhammad Allah do not lose hope in the mercy of Allah. In the la hora de novo Jamia Allah subhanaw taala will forgive the sins altogether, meaning whatever numbers and whatever types of sins Allah will forgive them and he is the most forgiving and he's the most merciful. So we see then, that especially this oma, the omo Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was designed to never ever lose hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala. We are the oma that recite certain calf every single week, and uncertain guff. We're being reminded of the different types of tests. And in sort of that gap,
there's a test in religion, the story of the people, the young people of the cave, then there's a test in knowledge, the story of Musa alayhis salam. Then there is a test in wealth, the story of the two gardens, and a test in power, the story of the carnation. So we're constantly reminded of this idea of being tested and then ease and victory coming from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And anyone from this oma who recites the Koran, the scholars say 20% of the Quran deals with stories of the prophets of Allah. And you look at the stories of the prophets and you will constantly find a reoccurring theme, difficulty and then ease from Allah subhanaw taala oppression and then victory from Allah
subhanaw taala so far be it then from a believing man or woman who reads the book of Allah subhanaw taala to ever lose hope and victory or aid coming from Allah azza wa jal, you read the story of Musa alayhis salam. And he is trekking across the desert with Vanessa II. And they don't have weaponry and they don't have armor. And behind them is an army coming to destroy them the army of fit our own, and they reach what looks to be a physical dead end to any normal human being. They've reached a physical dead end they reached the Red Sea. So the followers of Mr. alayhis salam Carlo in lahmacun, they said we're going to be captured, we're going to be overtaken, but Musa alayhis salam,
never losing hope and Allah subhanaw taala immediately said Kela in America became a dean. He said, No, my Lord is with me and he's going to guide me he's going to find me a way out of this. You see the prophets of Allah azza wa jal, never ever losing hope in Allah subhanaw taala never losing hope in the victory coming from Allah or the aid coming from Allah azza wa jal and it behooves us then, as believers in these prophets and followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to also never lose hope in Allah subhanaw taala. More specifically, when you look at the Syrah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and moreover, one sixth of the Quran deals with incidents in the life of the
Prophet salallahu alaihe salam. So you look at the seed of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And you'll see what looks to be a low point and where any normal human being would lose hope in Allah subhanaw taala or lose hope and victory. But the Prophet sallallahu Sallam never loses hope. Rather, he gives glad tidings of great things that will happen in the distant future, not even in the near future, as when, during the Battle of the Battle of the Confederates or the ditch, and they're digging the ditch and a large Liam describes it in the Quran, it describes how difficult the situation was for the companions that how everything was tightened around them were Bulaga, kulu and
Hannah. It's an expression that the heart came to the throat, which shows you how difficult and throughout the world constructed around the companions, and around the profits of the last Hitler. But during this time, as they're digging the ditch, a large boulder surfaces and they're not able to break it. And so the call called the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and he went down and he struck it the first time. And one third of it broke and he said Allahu Akbar, I have been given the keys to a sham, meaning we're going to conquer my alma is going to conquer the region of a sham. And he says, and will la he right now I am. I am seeing its red palaces right now. Then the prophecy of them
struck the border again and the other one third broke off and he said Allahu Akbar, I've been given the keys to pharis. And from my place, I can see the white palace of Medina and then he struggled the third time and the rest of it broke, and he said, Allahu Akbar, I have been given the keys to Yemen. I can see from my place here I can see the gates of Sona. So it looked like a very difficult time. And any normal human being may have said words that were not very uplifting, or he might have been depressed, but in the recent loss and never losing hope and Allah azza wa jal
gave them glad tidings of three great events and told them of the superpowers of that time crumbling at the hands of the Muslims in the distant future. The prophets of Allah never ever lost hope in aid coming from Allah
And there are many other examples from the life of the Prophet salaallah hottie who was sending them. And it also shows you that the prophet SAW Selim had hope in the victory. And yet he still went through the necessary means and measures to make sure that happens. Meaning when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam came back from the journey to a bite, and everyone knows what happened, the president stayed in a place for 10 days. And it was a very difficult time. And he came out of it bloodied, and no one became Muslim except for a young servant boy by the name of Adidas. But beyond that, no one believed in the profits and loss headlamp and they chased him for five kilometres,
pelting him and zeda wood stones, so the profits on a lotus alum, I should have
asked him what was was there any day that was more difficult upon you than the day of odd, and that shows you how difficult it was for the profits of the lotus Allah. And he says there was a day more difficult than the day of HUD, and that was the deal of Aqaba, meaning referring to this journey when the President went to a palace, and they refused him. That was the most difficult day for the profits or loss and so on the way back to Mecca, and the problem is concerned coming into Mecca, because the Americans are angry, ready to receive him.
They didn't haritha asked him, What are we going to do? And then look at the wording of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and look at his actions. In his wording, you can see that he is completely confident that victory and aid is going to come from a loss origin. He says he has aid in Allah hotjar no Lima Tora that Allah subhanaw taala is going to for this religion is going to give it victory and ease and Allah subhanaw taala is going to give victory to his prophet. So the prophecy Lem really believe that even though this was the worst day of his life, as he told us, but yet before entering the city, even though he knows Allah is going to give him a victory in the future,
he still went and got protection from one of the mushrikeen before entering the city, meaning he still followed the means even though he knew for certain what was going to happen, that he's going to be victorious, but he still wants, he still goes through the necessary means and unnecessary measures. He didn't just rely on Allah subhanaw taala doing everything for him. But the idea is that we never lose hope that aid will come from Allah subhanaw taala we never lose hope that victory will come for this Omar no matter what we see in the news. And historically, our oma has been in times that were far worse than the times we're in today. And it has bounced back or it has sort of
resurfaced again. So we never lose hope in that. And because we make dua to Allah subhanaw taala there is no way we can ever lose hope not in anything, not in forgiveness, not in aid and assistance coming from Allah subhanaw taala not in victory, because the descriptions we have of Allah azza wa jal when it comes to draw, should make any believing man or woman know that there is no way they can lose hope in Allah subhanaw taala you find that many times the companions or the non Muslims the Quraysh would come and ask the Prophet sallallahu Sallam some questions and then the answer will come in the Quran from Allah azza wa jal so many times in the Quran, you will see a lot of
utilization aluna Can Can they ask you about whatever issue is only a healer? Yes only color rule is
they asked you about the spoils of war. They ask you about the soul. Cool. Tell them here's the answer. Except when it comes to drop, when it comes to the alasa just didn't say yes. aluna conda.
Allah subhanaw taala made it personal. And he said what either Celica e bi d, I need? If my servants asked you about me, then he doesn't say for you to tell them but Allah azza wa jal answers His servants himself, for in near Caribbean, Eg Buddha to die either died. This is the only time when Allah subhanaw taala doesn't say they asked you and you can tell them but Allah subhanaw taala says if my servants ask you about me, then I am close to them. This is when it comes to the law and calling upon Allah azza wa jal on top of that, we have descriptions from a Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where he described in the La hayyan City, that Allah subhanaw taala is he from the word
higher? How can this word be used to describe Bumble me? Who owns everything in the heavens and the earth? That Allah subhanaw taala has higher from us and higher? There's no direct word for it in English, but it's a combination of being shy and modest and bashful. So what is the Lord of the world is going to be shy or bashful of and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam describes that Allah azza wa jal hates for you to put your two hands up like this and ask him and that you return them empty handed, meaning Allah azza wa jal has
To give you something, either he will give you what you asked for, or he'll give you something of the equivalent, or he will give it all to you and reward in the era. But there is no way you're going to put your hands up to a lasagna like this and return them back empty handed. So it is a win win situation, no matter what happens, you will win. And that's why when the companions understood this concept, they said something very simple, but it shows that they completely understood it. They said, he then for Look there, he then for Look there, in that case, we should make a lot of you never ever lose with da you ever get in the era, where you get what you asked for, or you get
something equivalent good here or a similar harm pushed away from you here and this earth, then you're never going to lose. So they said then we should make a lot of law.
And the prophets lm said Allah, and Allah gives even more.
So it can't be that someone in this oma who understands these concepts will ever lose hope and Allah subhanaw taala. No matter how difficult, no matter how tight the situation that they're in, you put your hands up and you call upon Allah azza wa jal, you're calling upon al Karim, the most generous, the Most Merciful. Allah subhanaw taala is so generous, that if you don't call upon Him, He will be angered with you narrated in Muslim Imam Ahmed, the prophets of Allah sallallahu Sallam said, my name is Allah Yaga Baba Ali. Whoever doesn't ask Allah alone will be angered with him. And as much as the we've seen people who are generous in this life, we've never seen someone so generous, that
if you don't ask them, they get angered with you. When it doesn't matter, either. We don't compare a lot to his creation. But Allah subhanaw taala is so generous, that if you don't call upon him, if you don't put your hands up and ask him, he becomes angered with you with these descriptions, then how can anyone ever lose hope in Allah subhanaw taala? How can anyone think there is no assistance coming? How can anyone think that they've committed so many sins, that there's no hope for them to be forgiven? Rather, there is much hope there's always hope with Allah subhanho Daad and this is what sets the believers apart from everyone else with that Apolo colada was tougher la la, la la la
comme menjamin, no pesto Fierro. fairfields and Mr. Varian, ask Allah subhanaw taala for his forgiveness, surely those who ask for his forgiveness to prosper
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah I mean, while earlier he was happy about
Allah subhanaw taala gave us the ingredients so that we're always hopeful, and we never become despondent, we never lose hope in Him, soprano Todd. And the things that take away hope never come from Allah azza wa jal, nor his messenger solo doesn't know. But they come from other people. And even sometimes people will repeat things that make you lose hope. And they're not even islamically accurate. For example, people will tell you things like the Maha de will, Freebase will map to this, the Maha de will free for the steam. And even something like this takes hope away from you. Because when you told me the melody will Freebase and mccullers and will free Philistine that means there's
absolutely nothing I can do. All I can do right now is ignore that situation, and just sit and wait for them to come and not do any kind of work. But actually, the scholars say that is not accurate. And the Hadith describes that when the malady emerges, he will pray to rock out in beta. Luckily, the Hadith casually mentions that he prays to cultivate and mock this. So the scholar said that means beta knuckles who will be freed before the MADI comes out. And that is something that gives you hope, because when you told me there's nothing I can do, that means if I write to congressmen, there's nothing I can do. If I go out on rallies and demonstrations for Philistine there's
absolutely nothing I can do that I just have to sit and wait. But when I understand that, that is not the situation, then maybe I can be part of the catalysts that will cause the the freedom of Philistine in the future orbital mechanics, or my children might be part of that or my grandchildren might be part of that.
But to sit and wait for the Maddy, it is also part of not having hope and just sitting and feeling helpless. And this has happened before historically for the Muslim Ummah, when the theater or the Mongols invaded buffalo that they entered into Baghdad, and for six long weeks, they were killing men, women, children, babies, and not a Muslim would raise a finger to defend themselves. And they would go and hide in the graveyards and people were just waiting for some kind of miracle. Specifically the
Miracle they were waiting for they were waiting for the Maddy to come and save them. Because the estimates say 1 million to 1.2 million people were killed in Baghdad by the Mongols. So they figured if 1 million people are killed, and the Maddy doesn't come up what on earth is he going to come up. So they were certain that the money was going to come out. And that was part of the explanation for some people never lifting a finger to defend themselves because MIT is on his way and he's going to do our work. But realistically, this oma was designed to understand that we do our work our own selves, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam physically took part in digging the ditch the hunt duck, for
the Battle of the profits are seldom physically carried bricks and built his mustard with his own two hands. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam physically walked and shared his camel with people on different journeys. And sometimes he would share his camera with two people. So that means he would walk two thirds of the way and only write one third of the way. So they did actual work. The problem showed us an actual example where he did work, and he didn't expect any miracles to solve his problems. So these Muslims sat and they waited for the Maddie to come to fix all of their problems. But realistically, if they would have contemplated the life of the Maddie himself, they would see
that there is a lesson for them in it, because the Maddie at the time, he emerges that the gel emerges as well shortly thereafter, and the gel then assembles that army and the Maddy assembles an army to resist and to fight off the army of the judge, knowing full well that no one can kill that the judge the Antichrist, except for a submarine. And he said, he knows very well that only reciting his Salah can kill the dead just yet he still goes, gathers an army, and they still go out and they still fight against him. Which means the lesson is that the Maddie didn't wait for Assad in his salon to do his work. So why would anyone sit and wait for the Maddie to do their work?
This is the amount of action this is almost going out and working, calling upon a large budget while doing the work. As we saw in the example of a toy, the process, new victory was coming. But he still went through the worldly means to make sure everything happens. And that's why the scholars always compare between when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was going on the Hydra to Medina, and he left with Abu Bakar. And in the beginning, they didn't go towards Medina, they went in the opposite direction. They went south towards the Red Sea. And they stayed in the cave for three days as you know. So on this journey to the cave, which was about five miles away. I will book Allah on who
would be worried what if there's an ambush ahead of us. So he would travel ahead of the profits or lump so if there is an ambush, they would capture him and the problem would be alerted and he would get away. He says then I would travel ahead of him for a while then I think what if there's an ambush behind? What if they catch up with us from behind? So I would stay behind him for a while. Then I think what if they come from the right side traveled to his right? What if they come from the left I traveled to his far left and he's just moving around like this the entire time? Well, the whole time the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is just calm, and just making the call of Allah azza wa
jal. And our book is panicking like this. Then you move to the buckle of bugger, and the roles are reversed. You find the Prophet sallallahu Sallam making the art for so long, raising his hand so high that his cloak fell off his shoulders. And now a worker is the one who's putting it back on the shoulders of the Providence alum. And he's saying enough of you calling upon your Lord, Allah will give you what he promised. So the scholars say, why is it in the first scenario, the problem was calm, and oh, Booker was the one going around in circles. And now in the second scenario, Booker is telling the person to calm everything down. And the scholars explained that when it came to the
Hydra, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam had done everything humanly possible to prepare for the hedgerow. And it's a very, very detailed plan far more detailed than than we assumed regularly assumed. But the promiseland plan to everything, everything was planned, even the writing animals what time they left, everything was planned to the minute just detail. So at that point, there was nothing else you could do as a human being except just relax and rely upon a luxury and there was nothing else he could do. But when it came to the buckle of
the profits or salon wasn't expecting to his army of 300, to meet an army of 1000. They were trying to intercept a caravan of 16 men that were not even heavily armed. So they're only preparing for that. But now that he has to prepare for an army three times bigger, he has not done all the worldly preparations. And that's why to make up for it, he made so much.
So the point of this is to say even if you're confident in the response of a large budget, even if you're confident in the victory, you still have to do the means physically you have to walk around and do the work that you do need to do.
That will necessitate that victory or that is coming from Allah subhanaw taala. So we're not an oma that sits back and makes an expect miracles. We're not only that sits back and expects the malady or some saint or someone to come and do the work that we're supposed to do. But we take cues from the life of the Prophet sallallahu taala. And we see that he worked for everything and he physically did the work, and he never expected miracles, so far be it then from us to expect miracles, but we do what we need to do. And we put our hands up constantly, no matter what we're doing physically, our hands are always going up to a large surgeon, and we're always calling upon him, and the Prophet
sallallahu Sallam said, used to Jabu
mala Mia JAL, one of you will be responded to your daughter will be responded to as long as you don't rush. And so he explained what it means when someone rushes. And that's when the person says, I asked him, I asked him, nothing happens. And it doesn't happen like that. It's not instant. And we're in the world of instant gratification. So that has crept into our worship. Now, when we put our hands up, we expect things to happen instantly. But it takes a lot of patience. And that's why the scholars of Islam, they described when you want something from Allah azza wa jal, you ask Allah, the same way a child asks the parent, the parent says, No, and the child asks again, and again and
again, and then they cry, and then they beg, they should beg and cry to Allah subhanaw taala asked him constantly. And don't rush it and don't say I asked and nothing happened. And Allah subhanaw taala doesn't necessarily work on our terms, but he works on his terms. And it behooves us to trust the wisdom and the timing of a large diligent with that, ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make use of those who hear the truth as a clear truth and follow the best of it. And we asked him to make us of those who recognize falsehood as clear falsehood and abstain from it. Follow him around and have to happen was it ba, ba, ba, ba, ba,
ba, ba homina? Well, I'm a blogger, Elmina what Island Arima sirona. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant victory to Islam and to the Muslims. We ask Allah azza wa jal to grant freedom to all the Muslims who are being held and dealt with and justly around the world. And we ask Allah to grant victory to the Muslims in Philistine and to the Muslims in Iraq, and to the Muslims in Syria, and the Muslims in Kashmir and in Afghanistan, and in all parts of the world yada but I mean, and to the Muslims in Burma and the Muslims in Bangladesh for lahoma abriola Hello Matamoros Didn't you as roofie Hello, Patrick Duffy. Hello ma sciatic Murphy. hibben maruf were you unhappy? Yes, me Ah,
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