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Jumuah Khutbah at the Clear Lake Islamic Center on March 24, 2017.
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in Alhamdulilah mother who want to stay in a wanna stop fiddle when I owe the villa him in slowly unforeseen elements Medina Maya de la hufa llamada de la mejor de Lille fella howdy Allah, Shadow Allah Allah illallah wa hola Sheree Kala was shadow, Mohammed Abu Rasulo, all praises 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 Allah Xena, Armand otaku? La haka, Ducati wala moto nylon to Muslim on all you who believe fear Allah as he should be feared and do not die except in the state of Islam. Yeah, you hola Dena Armand otaku la la kulu. Poland said either use La La Kamala como fella come xinova come one minute for Allah horas hora Sula, hufa de fosun Avi Ma. O 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 about to finish Takahashi tabula rasa howdy howdy Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Mashallah Morimoto de wakulla Desert
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brothers and sisters in Islam, today we're speaking about a very important act of worship. And this is one of the solutions to the problems that we have in our lives. The problems we have in our personal lives, the calamities that we go through the calamities that our oma is going through, whether they be financial or political, whatever type of problem we have, this is the solution to it. It is one of the great acts of worship. And we're all familiar with its virtues. And yet very few of us perform this act of worship. And on top of that, few of us even know people who barely know people who do it on a regular basis. Today we're talking about Dr. Moulay also known as
tahajjud, from the word who Jude which means to stop
To leave, and in this case it means to leave the bed and for the sake of worshipping Allah subhanaw taala at night. This is a great act of worship, and we're all familiar with its greatness. It is the way of the righteous before us, yet we rarely perform it and we barely know people who do it on a regular basis. Allah subhanaw taala when he praises and mentions the Praiseworthy characteristics of the believers in the Quran, mentions Salatu lay in the night prayer in total Furqan Allah subhanaw taala says, will Lavina be to be him should Jaden Wakayama and those who spend the night in sujood prostration and in standing meaning they're praying to the Lord. Likewise, it sort of sets the alarm
again describes the believers that Jeff How do you know him and his mother Julia do not obey Him? How often wautoma woman Marisa Hamza Poon Allah subhanaw taala says Tata Jaffa junagarh means their sides for sake of the beds, they leave the bed and they don't sleep. Yet the owner of the home hopefully, they ask and call their Lord out of fear and out of hope in his mercy.
And from what we give them what we provide for them, they spent, this is the description of the believers. Furthermore, in the Quran and salted Daria Allah subhanaw taala says, Can kalila minalima your own well being as hari homea softwareone they would be very little in the night would they sleep and in the early dawn you would find them seeking repentance. This is the way of the believers and these are the way this is the way of those who believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala Nabi sallallahu Sallam it's like a Muslim. He said after the Salah battle and Farida salata lane. The best of the prayers after the five obligatory prayers is the night prayer and in another Hadith in
utter maybe and maybe some Larissa lamb made it sound so easy and so simple. A yohannes Oh people have to salam wa opera mo Tom Watson looby lady with NASA neon tada Hello generator besana an episode of loss Allah made it sound so simple in this Howdy. Oh, people are you Hannah's have to Salam spread the Salah, and this is one of the easiest acts of worship. One of the easiest things we could do is to give Salaam to each other. And even this we only do it when we recognize the individual we give set up and otherwise we don't. But it's so easy to give people a center. So I'm sure Salaam will open mo Tom feeding one another the poor or even the not poor feed and give Salaam
and then we're so looby Laila NASA Nia and you pray at night, when the majority of people are asleep to the whole agenda to be Salam you enter agenda in peace, meaning you enter agenda with ease. So the question is, why would the Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam put two extremely easy things with something that requires struggling and may have a relative difficulty with it. Yeah, I mean, why puts alarm and feeding people with the amulet, which is one of the hardest acts of worship that requires a lot of energy and a lot of effort. And it's as if to give a number of meanings one that it is possible, but it is doable. Just like you can feed one another just like you can give some You
can also achieve pm. That's the first. The second thing is to also show you that this act of worship isn't for one type of people as opposed to another. Many people think that the AMA lane is something for those who memorize the Quran, or for the Imams or for the Mufti or for people at a specific level of religiosity. But when you when the Prophet is a lamb bundles it with two things that anyone can do. It shows you that the third one is also something that anyone can do, just like anyone can give Salaam any level of Muslim can feed someone else. any level of Muslim can also achieve the last one, or perform the night prayers. And that's the benefit of bundling it with two things that are
relatively much easier.
And just to show that, you see that the way of the righteous before us they used to all do pmln despite its difficulty, and not only that, but they used to do it since childhood. One of the early Muslims said come to Medina humble your helaine wahoo or Willem. He said I used to see amyloid Nanban performed the night prayer and every night he would stand in prayer. While he was a young boy of Willem, his word used for a small boy. So since he was a small child he used to pray at night. And one of the early Muslims his name was al Hassan Abu Salah Rahim Allah He sold a servant girl that he had to another family. So when it was in the depth of night she woke up and she started to
wake up the people of the house yeah hola dar Salam. So they woke up and they said us Allah, Allah tala alpha j is it fudger already and she was astounded
amazed and she was ajaya, a young girl. She said one or two for Luna illan maktabah you only pray the obligatory prayers. This young girl found it strange that the people of this household only prayed the obligatory prayers. So the next day she goes back to her husband. And she says Bethany man, Coleman, LA, Luna, Illinois, October 24. She went to him and she complained, she said, You sold me to a people who only pray the obligatory prayers Take me back. The point of these two stories this one of that and that of Imam Ahmed is to show that it is something that is doable, and even children used to do it in the past. It just requires a little bit of effort and struggle
inside a Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said enough in layli lessa that in the night, there is a moment now you are super Raja non Muslim, there is not a Muslim man and of course, this means woman also who will coincide with this moment you had the Allaha to Allah min feta dunia one of her Hiram and Amber dunia will after that he is asking Allah subhanaw taala from the good of this world or the next Illa por la jolla except that Allah subhanaw taala will give it to him without any calculator and that's every single night. So every single night there is this moment if you're asking Allah subhanaw taala from whatever good of this world or the next life he will give it to
you. And this happens every single night. And in Sahih Bukhari and Muslim nav sauce lm explains that Allah subhanaw taala in his greatness in his magnificence, descends to the lowest heavens to the worldly heavens, and he asks three questions help me answer in in federal clear. Is there anyone who is asking, so I may give him help him in the end faster? gibler is anyone making dua so old respond to his daughter is supplication? wilhelmine? Mr. Varon, Fernanda? And is anyone seeking repentance, forgiveness so that I may forgive them? These questions are asked by Allah subhanaw taala every single night in the luster of the night. And we have things that we are asking Allah subhanaw taala
for we have problems that we need to be fixed, we have sins that we need to be forgiven. And yet we're in the deepest sleep during this part of the night when Allah subhanaw taala is asking these questions. People who have calamities at night they think, who can I go to in the morning to help me with my problem, and they sleep through this time when a large audience is asking these questions and then wake up, get dressed and go to a human being to ask for their help with a problem. Well, Allah azzawajal is asking this question every single night.
The way of the righteous is that they have this special time with Allah subhanaw taala in the depth of night, where they speak to Allah azza wa jal where they asked a lot Israel for forgiveness or they complain to Allah subhanaw taala for whatever problems they have before they rush to any human being in the morning, in the depth of night they rush to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
inshallah la Han Han Sahih Bukhari and Muslim she says kind of Nabi sallallahu sallam, you suddenly the president used to pray at night had to foot Baraka dama until his feet were swollen. So I asked him, Why do you do this yada sola la boca de la cama, Taka de Mama, moto herramienta MC. She said, Why do you do this? You're a prophet of Allah, praying so long at night, and your past and future sins have been forgiven? And his answer was a fella akuna Abbot and Shakira would not then be a truly thankful servant. This is the case of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam who has been forgiven. So what is our reason for not making tm a part of our daily life?
I shut up the alella. And I said the Prophet sallallahu wasallam would begin the night prayer by offering Torah cart for Raka, two and two, she said finatus and hinomoto Lin, she said do not even ask about their excellence and their length. Don't even ask what their excellence and their length
was one of the scholars from the Tiber in the generation after the companions, he asked, it shall be aloha Aloha. He said, Tell me of the most amazing the most awe inspiring thing you have seen from the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, and before she gives the example she answers that with her own question, and she says, And what of the actions of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was not are inspiring. And then she gives an example. She says, One night I was in my bed and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam came under the same cover with me. And after a while, he said, the rini Abu Dhabi allow me to go or let me go worship My Lord. And I told him that I love that you stay near me, but I
also love what makes you happy. She said, then the Prophet sallallahu wasallam got up and made will do. And then he prayed, and he said, Allahu Akbar, and then he started praying, and then he cried until the tears what his chest then he went into
sudo into record and cried. Then he went into sujood and cried. Then he sat back from sujood and cried. And she said he continued doing that until Bilal made the other four fudger. And this is the situation of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what should be our situation? Why is it that we have abandoned tm to this degree, it shouldn't be something that is, if not part of our daily schedule, the least we can do is at least every night make the intent of getting up for a pm. And at least that way we get the reward. Even if we don't get up we get the reward for having the intention.
But it is also important to note that it does not have to be that long. I showed the Aloha and it was narrated that she wants spent the night in prayer, repeating one verse, so you don't have to memorize the Quran. She repeated one verse over and over again all night, or you can pray short that I got inside a Muslim narrated by Abu hurayrah. The problem would advise that you start with to light record as well. You can pray for a half an hour for 15 minutes for 20 minutes. It doesn't have to be extensively long, you can hold the most half if you don't memorize too much of the Quran. All this is possible almost all of this is to facilitate Korea to encourage people to get up and to talk
to Allah subhanaw taala. During those special times.
Abdullah Amaro De La Hoya tells a story. When he was 14 years old. He says I was young, unmarried, and I was poor. So I used to sleep in the mysteries of the Prophet salallahu ad center. And during that time, whenever someone saw a dream, he came and got the interpretation from the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and it always used to wish that I would see a dream so I can get the interpretation from an obese person. And one day I saw a dream in which two angels came and took me and they took me and we stood over the hellfire. And I looked inside it and it looked like a weld with walls that were built up. And I saw people in the hell for that I recognized. So I became
scared. And I said, Oh, the villa human, and now are all the villa human. And now I seek refuge with Allah from the hellfire. So a third angel came and told me learn torah, you will not cause to be scared. And that was the end of the dream. He said, I woke up and I tried to get the interpretation from the Prophet sallallahu sallam, but he was busy and a lot of the adults were around him so I couldn't get the opportunity. So I went to the house of hafsa and half says his sister, and she's the wife of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. So he tells her the dream and he says when the problem comes, get the interpretation from him and and maybe saw Ceylon returns and have sort of the law
tells him the dream, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam only says eight words that will change the life of Abdullah, I have no problem.
And maybe salatu salam said, Now Rama, Rajan Abdullah low can you suddenly mentally what an excellent man, Abdullah would be if only he prayed from the night of the left alone. He heard this when he was 14 years old. These eight words and know that, who is known as the molar of Abdullah Ahmad, he was one of the great scholars from the Tibet. He says that Abdullah died at the age of 100. And from the age of 14 until 100, he never ever left clemen Lee. And when he became 100 years old, his body became weak, and he became blind. And it was difficult for him to pray at night, but he would pray to rock out and he had the container. He would put his hands in it and wash his face,
then he would pray to rock out and he would get sleepy he would wash his face, but he continued doing that until he died.
And there is a loss of limb said on a computer I'm in a for in who was slightly Hina kubla Khan. Hold fast. Okay, I'm Elaine. It is the way of the righteous before you We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us from the righteous. akula colada was Dr. La La Emily welcome, man. Jimmy I don't know first off thoroughfare for sale, Mr. Green. ask Allah subhanaw taala for his forgiveness, surely those who ask for his forgiveness shall prosper.
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. I mean, he was so happy about. So we see the greatness of the night prayer, we see that it is the way of the prophets and the way of the righteous that lived before us. But the question is, why are we not able to do it successfully? And there are a number of things that we need to bear in mind. Number one, is that we need to struggle against the difficulty of waking up at night. One of the early Muslims that bit al bonanni Rahim Allah. He says I struggled against the night prayer for 20 years. Brothers and sisters he said I struggled against night prayer for 20 years. This is at a time when
There were no alarm clocks. And he always tried to be one of those people by themselves would wake up without an alarm clock in the middle of the night and pray for him. But he struggled for 20 years. Most people after two months, they would say I give up. And I'll do cm or some other act of worship. But he struggled for the first year, and for five years, and for 10 years, for 17 years, for 20 years. For 20 years. What a champion what a hero for 20 years he struggled against the PA. And then he says, and then to the to be a Sri Nam. And then he says, Then I enjoyed it for another 20 years, then automatically, he would wake up for clear. But what is, the more what we learned from
him is that he didn't give up. He struggled for 20 years until he became from the people of Kenya. And you look at the dedication of the early Muslims, and you look at how badly they want it to be from those special people who always speak to Allah subhanaw taala during those special times. So that's the first thing is that you don't give up and you keep struggling families would struggle and assist each other. A man says I spent seven days with Abu huraira radi Allahu anhu. And he's relating to us what he saw from the family of Abu huraira, he will pray one third of the night, and his wife would pray the other third of the night and the servant would pray the other third of the
night. And in many of the stories of the early Muslims, they would break up the night into thirds like this, and finish the whole Quran in that one night in that one house.
So, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that, that Allah subhanaw taala showed that Allah subhanaw taala is pleased with a man who got up in at night and prayed and then he woke up his family for for a acaba xojo. For in Abbot nahi Hua Ji helma, he wakes up his wife so he prays at night, then he wakes up his wife, and if she refuses, he just sprays a little bit of water from his fingers onto her face like that. What about a colloseum rotten and then the same headache continues and Allah puts Baraka in a woman
who got up and prayed at night and then a further Georgia and she woke up her husband for in Nevada watching him and if he refuses, and he wouldn't get up, she would sprinkle water in his face. So that means one you struggle against trying to wake up for the day, um, regularly, and you put that intention for the rest of your life. And then two, you can assist one another spouses can assist one another siblings can assist one another to wake up 4pm until you can become from the people of pm. The other thing is that the scholars mentioned also that pm is this privilege. And if you commit too many sins, you can lose this privilege, you will lose the privilege of being of the few who are
awake at night while the majority of the world is asleep, conversing and talking with Allah subhanaw taala and asking for forgiveness. So
and full 11 I used to say that if you're not able is an empty Stata if you're not able to pray the night stand the night in prayer. And okay, I'm Elaine was the Amina and Nakama. Roman was Catherine how to talk. If you're not able to regularly pray at night and fast the day then you know that you have been prevented because your sins have become so many. And other scholars and multiple scholars have said things of the same regard Qatada one of the famous mufa City in the Quran, he would say La is Harun Lael Manasa no hypocrite would ever spend the night in prayer. So they saw it as that a hypocrite would be prevented from such a privilege. And Allah has an alibi. basri Rahim Allah would
also say that he said, Man, Adam, we don't know of anything in this religion more difficult than will cabeza delayed struggling against the night when a faculty huddle man, the most difficult things in this religion, struggling against the night meaning waking up for the night prayer. And the second thing, spending from this wealth, we're in orajel, they use a dump that a man will commit a sin for you from be healthy and believe that a man would commit a sin and that would cause him to not be able to do the camp, he will be prevented from the piano lose the privilege of the piano.
But despite all that, we've put our efforts and we seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala. And we try to even if our schedule for work for school doesn't allow then at least we put a few days of the week where we tried to get up the weekends, Friday nights, some time in our life, where we get up and we speak to Allah subhanaw taala during this time, this is a time when all problems are solved. This is a time when sins are forgiven. This is a time when you have a calamity financial issue whatever it is, you ask Allah subhanaw taala and you cry to him and you beg him and you will see and you will hear your stories for your own self about how Allah subhanaw taala fixes problems
during this part of the night. And this is the part of the night when people with problems are fast and sound asleep. And the last thing is
If Allah subhanaw taala makes you give you to feel so you become from the people of them. Or if you're of the few already from the people of pm, then keep that a secret between you and Allah subhanaw taala when you get it 4pm no one knows that you did that. So don't come and publicize it in the morning. Keep it a secret between you and Allah azza wa jal, and that used to be the way the companions they said that a Sahabi can or you heard it was a Jetta that he would trick his wife meaning he would not let her know that he's getting up for a pm because it's the secret between you and Allah subhanaw taala This is besides waking her up later on. So keep it a secret between you and
Allah azza wa jal, Allah subhanaw taala will keep our deeds sincere.
Then there might be people who think about their health, and they consider that they need certain amounts of sleep per day so they can stay focused at work or so they can be in good health. But the Prophet sallallahu wasallam in this hadith gives us some bonus points from Allah am Elaine for in Busan, mahina kubla Khan and avisar Sallam said, Hold first, okay, I'm Elaine. It is the way of the righteous before you. Then the proscenium says for in Nakayama Lael kirkburton illallah tm lane, is a way to bring you close to Allah subhanaw taala woman has to Anil Islam, and it also prevents the sins, people falling into sins with a fear only say act, and it also experienced the sins. And then
the bonus point will Metropolitan Linda Anil just said. So for those who are worried about their health. preamble sends illness and disease away from the body, bonus points, encouragement just so we can get up during this time. And it's to our benefit, that we have a relationship with Allah subhanaw taala in the depths of night, it's an act of worship of the righteous, and the righteous and the prophets always did it. And if we're able to do it and keep that a secret that Allah subhanaw taala will be giving us something great, and a share of what the righteous had before us. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us of those who hear the truth as clear truth and follow the
best of it. And to make use of those who recognize falsehood as clear falsehood and abstain from it. For lahoma didn't have to happen was nativa wire in a bottle a bottle and Versace Nava, follow him as a jalandoni Aqua homina Well, I'm a blogger in Milan, whether in Norma 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 unjustly around the world. And we asked him to grant victory to the Muslims in Syria, and to the Muslims in Iraq and to the Muslims in Philistine and in Bangladesh and in Burma, and in Kashmir, and in all parts of the world. Yara
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