Jumuah Khutbah 30-09-22
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Allah subhanaw taala in the Quran.
Addressing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says
that the Stories of the Prophets that are given to you within the Quran, lino, thank Peter PDF here for others, that these are provided for you in order to provide you with the confidence and consolation, to be able to endure the difficulties, the adversities, the tragedies that you are facing and that you are going through.
And there are profound lessons within the Stories of the Prophets that Allah subhanaw taala tells us to
about the Quran.
And these are not just stories, in the sense of fairy tales, or fictional tales. But these are real experiences lived by the most remarkable human beings ever walked the face of the earth. And those are the prophets and the messengers of Allah. And those stories are here not only for us to read, and even just to understand, but to deeply reflect upon and to connect with at a very personal intimate level. So that we are able to find meaning, we are able to find purpose and we are able to find guidance and direction within all these stories and all these experiences of the prophets of the past that Allah subhanaw taala details to us within the Quran within the book of Allah.
One of the prophets of Allah subhanaw taala speaks to us about repeatedly throughout the Quran is Ibrahim alayhis salam.
And there are many fascinating lessons about the Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salam slife. One thing that's very fascinating is Allah subhanaw taala tells us a lot about Musa alayhis salam about isa Alayhis Salam.
But there is a lot of repetition, meaning, the same event the same story is being told to us in different ways. But nonetheless, a lot of times it's the same events being recounted for the purpose of our understanding and our reflection. Ibrahim Ali salaam story is fascinating, because in different places in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala shares with us different moments from his life. There's one particular story one particular narrative that Allah subhanaw taala gives to us within the Quran within the book of Allah. That is very unique. And this story is told to us in one place in the Quran.
In surah, number 21 Surah Surah MBR. Allah subhanaw taala tells us about the early life of the prophet Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam, Allah subhanaw taala tells us we'll look at the Artina Rucha hoomin, Abu Welaka Tina Ibrahim roofstock, woman of local law here I mean, that we gave him maturity and understanding and we were mindful and watching over him is calling upon me. My had to hit him, I think until the hockey phone. He said to his father, he said to his people, the statues and sculptures that you worship, that you showed such devotion to that you showed this spiritual, religious commitment to what is what is the understanding? Why are you doing this? Follow what you
do. And Allah I believe. They said, We found our forefathers that this is what they did. They worship these rocks, the stones, these trees. And so we do the same
by the lack of the country until we're about removing, he says that's not a good enough reason to make such a profound decision. Because that just means that they were lost or astray as you are lost in history.
followed you could have been happy until in a lottery when they said to him, do you have a point that you're trying to make? Or are you just mocking us making fun of us? coilover rockin Ragusa Mayawati will or will the Fatah Hoonah? Well,
he didn't. He said, I do have a point. And the point is that the the Lord in the master, the Creator, the Sustainer, of the heavens and the earth, and the one who created everything, originally without precedent is Allah. And I am here to testify to that fact. And to establish that fact. What's Allah gala tea that Osama come by the into a limited meeting, and he said that I will find a way to show you the reality of these false gods these idols that you worship.
Another place in the Quran and some of the narrations tell us that the people had a festivity had some festivities, they had a carnival or festival of sort. And so they went out of town. They went outside of the village. While they were gone, a Rahim Ali Salam stayed back with the excuse of not being well.
And while they were gone, Allah subhanaw taala tells us what did Ibrahim Ali Salam do for Allah 100,000 He went into the temple and he smashed and broke all the idols Illa Kavita alum, except for the largest idle and then our ancient mentions that the tool that he had used to smash all the idols, he hung it around the neck of the largest island. He left it there with the largest item. I love him he like he entered your own, so that when they would come back, they would have to deal with this reality.
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wished, they said who did this? Because whoever did this is a bad person. I'll do something for 10 years. You call him Whoever or him. They said that there's a young man constantly talking about our idols. And I think his name is Ibrahim or loofah to be here, and nothing like
they said, Go and bring him so that we can make an example out of him.
when they brought Ibrahim Ali salaam, they said, Did you do this for me? Are you responsible for all of this? All of AlFalah hook?
He said, What about the largest cyber? Why could he not be responsible for this? First looming? Can we ask him? These are your gods?
This is what you worship. Why don't you turn to him? Why don't you ask him? He should be able to tell you if they're intelligent, and they can communicate with you. Then ask them for Roger inner unfussy him. They had a moment of reflection and honesty, where they really thought about this. And they started to think, in the comment to methodic moon have we been wrong this whole time? Are we the ones who have been mistaken? For monokey su Allah who see him? But then Allah uses this very beautiful expression from the Arabic language, but then they were turned upside down. Meaning they went back to their twisted understanding. Lafonda Linda Maha Shula en tu funa. They said, Tim
Brahim, you know, the idols can't talk. You know, they don't communicate, you know, that that's not the nature of our relationship with them. Why would you do this? Why are you saying this color? I mean, do they like Ebola again, Pharaoh comerciais.
So he said to them, in conclusion, you worship something that cannot benefit you nor harm you in the least bit.
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How sad and pathetic argue people and these things that you worship other than Allah?
Do you do not have a basic level of intelligence? Do you not possess any kind of common sense?
So in response to this, because they don't have an intelligent dancer, follow? How do you follow Him. They said, burn him at the state.
Burn him at the state.
Once he had to come, and they turned us into this propaganda, that if you care about your gods, the idols, then you will prosecute Ibrahim,
and you will help burn him alive In Kuntum filing, if you're worth anything at all.
I'm delivering Mr. odorata Allahu Taala angle he narrates to us what transpires at this moment.
So they start this whole campaign against Ibrahim Adisa. And they spread the word far and wide. And people start coming, they start a fire out somewhere in an open field.
And then people start migrating to there. And they start bringing whatever they can to throw into the fire to feed the fire. It's like their idea of an offering. And people start to bring, you know, any old clothes and curtains and old furniture, anything that they can, and they start tossing it into the fire as an offering to their idols.
And this continues to happen for days and days and days, until the fire grows so much that it grows out of their control.
They can't even get near enough to be able to throw Ibrahim into the fire. So what do we do? So they construct a catapult to launch it to throw in, toss him into the fire.
And they construct this contraption. And they tie up Ibraheem Alehissalaam his hands in his legs, and they put him inside of the contraption. And they're about they're getting ready to launch him into the fire. All the people have gathered there to watch the spectacle. And while he's sitting there, tied up, restrained, helpless, surrounded by 1000s of people who are all bloodthirsty. Think about the hopelessness of the moment. And this is where I'll get to the point that I really want us to walk away with the Quran is a see with our chores. The Quran has so much knowledge and benefit and wisdom within it. We've already talked about a number of very fascinating things that we can
reflect on. But the primary point that I wanted to make here today is this point that Ibrahim Ali Salam as He's restrained and tied up there. Think about that feeling
of helplessness. What does he do in that moment? He makes the iPhone.
He prays to him. He calls out to
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beyond the heavens, and Allah, I am your servant in your slave, weak and humble and frail and helpless, on this earth
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The time comes when they finally launch him.
And now they and he's flying through the air.
Think about the hopelessness that one would feel in that moment.
You're just falling through the sky.
You can't even like your hands and legs are tight.
totally helpless, when he reaches the peak of the trajectory,
where you're about to start falling now and he can see this big Blazing Fire unlike anything anyone's ever seen before. And he's falling right into the middle of that fire.
It says as if time freezes and time stops in that moment.
And Gibreel Alehissalaam
the Archangel Gabriel Gibreel Ali Salam comes to Ibrahim Ali Salaam. And he says to him,
that the heavens and the earth and all the creation of Allah are witnessing this moment in horror.
You are the friend of God Killeen? Allah. What duck Allah Ibrahima felida.
And they are witnessing this moment in horror.
And your prayer has echoed throughout the heavens.
And all of the creation is in anguish.
I am here with permission from my Lord from Allah. And I have come to ask you,
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is there anything you need? Is there anything I personally can do for you? May I be of service to you.
And Ibrahim Ali's set up. And there's a quick note I have to make here. Allah subhanaw taala does send us help in many different ways and shapes and forms. And there's nothing wrong with taking that help. But nonetheless, this is the Prophet and the Messenger of Allah. This is one of the greatest messengers of Allah, this is the friend of God himself.
So he is setting an example he is demonstrating something at the highest level,
at the highest caliber,
where he says, to make the point, so that the lesson would be there. And that we would continue to reflect on it
for generations upon generations upon generations until it would be imparted to us in the Quran in the book of Allah. And we will be talking about it here today.
He says Amma elaida Fela.
As far as you are concerned, I do not need you.
I don't need your help. Personally. I am not in need of you. I'm not in a lucky for now.
I am in need of Allah.
And this is to make the point that sometimes we will find ourselves in a situation where there will not be any means.
There will be no logical explanation of how I can be helped or assisted in this moment. There's no one there. If you find yourself stranded somewhere, you're stuck, you're stranded. And you don't have a phone and there's nowhere nearby. There's no signs of life anywhere around you. Normally we have that. We have that little bit of qualifier. That little hesitation built into our head where we say I'm gonna make dua and somebody will stop.
I'm gonna make dua and my phone will start working again. I'll get some reception. I'll make dua and you know, somebody will come along.
But what if you're somewhere where there is no way for that help to reach you directly?
Do you still turn to Allah? Do you still have that same kind of hope? If you don't see a road and you don't see lights and you don't see a car and you don't have a cell signal? Do you still make dua with the same conviction that you would is if a car was driving by?
And definitely Ibrahim Ali said I'm demonstrating Am I even lucky for now. I don't need you. I need Allah.
And then what happens in that moment.
Ibrahim alayhi salam continues to fall towards the fire. And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us
Here in the Surah Surah number 21. In this is very, very well known that we've all heard and we've read multiple times. I number 69. What is not? Allah subhanaw? Taala says we proclaimed, we said, we decreed we announced at that moment, Jana. Oh fire, Cooney Bergen was ALLAH Man.
Be cool and be peaceful, be calm and be safe and that you're gonna hang upon
Allah subhanaw taala think about all the ways that this situation could be solved. Allah subhanaw taala could have sent like a giant bird that would have snatch Ibrahim Ali Salaam and flown him to safety. The wind could have carried him to land outside the fire. Allah could have sent down so much rain in a burst in a moment it would have extinguished the fire. But that is still the creation interfering. Allah subhanaw taala is showing us that when you turn to Allah, when you put your faith and hope in Allah, when you make dua to Allah, and there's no logical explanation, there's no reasonable way that this can be solved for you. But you still put your full faith and trust in Allah
in that moment, Allah will change nature itself. And Allah will make the impossible possible.
The most illogical, impossible seeming thing will become reality. Because there are no limits for Allah, there is no there is no restriction or limitation upon Allah. And what happened Allah subhanaw taala changed the nature of fire and so that will fire become cool and become peaceful and become safe upon Ibrahim Elisa.
And I'm going to assume everything Allahu Taala and tells us that the ropes that were tied to the hands and the feet of Ibrahim, that's not Ibrahim, that's against Ibrahim. So when he fell into the fire, the fire actually burned the ropes without burning a single spot on his skin.
And Ibrahim Ali Salam was safe and sound.
And the lesson the reminder, the reflection here is that if we turn to Allah subhanaw taala
that is the same Allah that we are turning to that Ibrahim AMI sound turned to in that moment.
He has the same mudra the same Unlimited Power Pod that Allah could initiate Allah polishing Hadith that he wasn't that moment.
And Allah subhanaw taala can do the same for us, change the world itself,
defy the laws of nature themselves, because they are all in the creation and the will and the hook them of Allah that Allah subhanaw taala did for Ibrahim, Alex. And that's ultimately what Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran
that either Salah like anybody or anybody.
When there was a question that was posed to the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam because people were coming out of coming out of a time of Shiva where they worship idols and false gods
that they had a question that okay, we are worshipping Allah. Is he near? Is he far Is he close? Does he hear us? Does you not hear us? How does this work? He that's I like everybody. When My servants come to you and ask you about Me.
Then Allah responds himself or anybody I am right here.
I've been listening the whole time. I've been here the whole time. I've never been far away from them. And the next part of the eye tells us what the problem is, which evil Allah promises I will always answer. Well, gee, I will always enter Dawa today either
the call of the caller whenever he or she calls me.
The DUA of the one making dua whenever he or she makes dua. You hear the repetition, the call of the caller whenever he or she calls. This kind of repetition in the Arabic language is for emphasis. Allah is telling us
that problem has never been whether or not Allah is He listening? The proper the problem has never been whether or not Allah will answer.
The problem is that you don't call
you don't talk to me.
You don't reach out.
You don't pray, you don't make dua. Because again, we have all these mental barriers built up. All these hesitations that we have,
oh, it's not reasonable for me to make the offer. Oh, how's that possible? How's it logically going to happen?
But that's us setting up those limitations upon Allah. When Allah subhanaw taala saying I will always answer but you need to call out you need to reach out. You need to make dua and Allah promises that He will always answer us. Baraka Allahu Allah.
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as we conclude, there are two things that I wanted to mention. Number one is, as a lot of times in the football, the football July and the Friday sermon, we sometimes talk about things that are more there to correct our understanding, to try to gain a better or bigger perspective on things. And it's not so much of a practical thing where there's something to do, but it's more so something to think about. But in this case, in in this instance, there is something to do. And that is the ayah that I mentioned right before it talks about Allah subhanaw taala reminding us and emphasizing that reach out call me to talk to me. And so as we conclude our Salah here, after we conclude so not to
jump, before we get up and go before we do anything else, even taking 30 seconds. 60 seconds to just spread our hands before Allah and make that to our from our heart. The thing that seems impossible, the thing that seems unattainable, the thing that's been tearing us up inside, the thing that's been weighing very heavily on us, but there's almost like a reluctance or hesitation maybe even an embarrassment to ask for it.
The message here the lesson from the story of Ibrahim Ali salaam here is don't don't don't hesitate. Don't be reluctant.
Just take a few moments a minute and pour your heart out to Allah.
And the second thing just so that after July don't forget after the salon, we do have a sonata Janaza here with us today inshallah. Brother Muhammad Sadiq Khan, the grandfather of our dear friend Abdullah had passed away yesterday and we will be performing his Salah to Janaza. So inshallah after the Juma prayers, then we'll be making our way back to the roots area in sha Allah and we will be having to sell out the Janaza there so please Inshallah, join us for that. It's a great act of reward. It is actually the profits of some says the rights of our Muslim brother or sister upon us that we should perform there's a lot of Janaza
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