The Real Meaning of Being Religious
Channel: Kamil Ahmad
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When it comes to the understanding of religiosity, Muslims have varying perceptions of it. So what does it really mean to be a religious Muslim?
Jumuah Khutbah delivered at the Toronto Islamic Centre.
Date: August 29, 2014
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But your brothers and sisters, Allah subhana wa Taala created the creation.
And he created each and every single human being, for the purpose of worshiping Him alone, without worshiping anyone else, without worshipping anyone else with a loss of powder who would die.
However, the reality is that there will always be two camps that mean whom are telling what to do.
So among them are those who are ready to be guided. And among them, rather, most of them are defiantly, disobedient. And lots of cattle who went to Allah says firmino, who move on he will lead us a
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So among them,
for those who wrong their own self. And among them are those who take a middle course. And among them are those who are most in good deeds, by the permission of a loss of Canada who want to add, but your brothers and sisters, when it comes
to the issue of religiosity,
what does it mean to truly be a religious Muslim?
many different understanding
among the Muslim.
we could see that the Muslims are basically in three groups regarding the meaning
of true religiosity.
And so among them are those
who believe that being a religious Muslim mean,
having faith in one's heart,
being a good human being,
even if one is not
performing, many of the very fundamental and basic aspects of the deen
and this understanding of what it means to be religious
from a Western understanding.
And so Islam becomes just like how the Christians view Christianity and how other religions view their religion of what it means to be religious.
The second group are those
that being a religious person means
to have faith in your heart. But more than that,
to actually perform
some of the very fundamental and important aspects of the theme, such as praying five times a day
and performing the other Pillars of Islam. However, this group,
they say that because of the times that we're living in,
because of this society that we're living in,
that we can then do some of the rules of Islam.
Some of the very fundamental and basic rules of the deen we can bend them and there is room for flexibility
and this second group
based their understanding
on an attempt to
conform between Islam
and between Western
the third group are those
they are those who practice many of the fundamentals of the deen.
However, this is only outward.
And so they show the people that they are religious
by growing their beards by wearing certain clothing,
but yet they neglect and forget about many more important aspects of the deed.
And so you find some of these people
when they are secluded from the eyes of the people,
they don't care about the commands of the law and above is permission.
My dear brothers and sisters,
the reason why we have these very understanding
of what it means to be a religious Muslim is for many reasons.
But the main reason that we can
is that Firstly,
many Muslims are ignorant
of the deen of Allah Subhana. Who would deny that and what a loss of Hannah who would try to watch from us? They are ignorant of
the deen from its true sources, from the, from the Sunnah. And from the correct understanding of the Quran? And what is the correct understanding of the Quran and the Sunnah? It is the understanding that the prophet SAW the log where it was left behind with his companion,
and those who followed the companions of the Prophet sallallahu How do you ascend up until the last day,
among the reasons why
these wrong understandings and perception of what it means to be religious, is because many Muslims suffice with the understanding of the deen that they were brought up with,
that their parents taught them, that their society
rallied to them.
And so even though true religiosity is for from what they understand, but because this is what they were taught about the deed, and about what it means to be religious, they accept it, and who accept anything else.
Among the reasons why many Muslims have the wrong understanding, and perception of what it means to be religious,
is because the environment that they live in.
And so those who live in these societies, these Western non Muslim societies that we live in, it is understandable that their customs and their practices and their understandings of religion will rub off on many Muslims who live in such an environment.
My dear brothers and sisters,
many of you are wondering, then what does it mean
to be a religious Muslim?
What does it mean to truly be religious?
From the Islamic perspective,
being religious from the Islamic perspective, is what the loss of Hannah who
has told us in the Quran
when he told us about
the concept of
remaining firm and steadfast upon the right course. And so all of us have heard of what data tells us in alladhina call
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who say, Our Lord is alone.
And so they have the belief and they proclaim it with their tongue. But that's not it. So must affirm.
Then they remain firm upon a strict path.
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These people, no fear will be upon them, nor will they agree.
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then they remain firm upon a straight path, the angels descend upon them, saying to them, Do not fear, nor greed.
And we give you the glad tidings of a journal, that you have reports, my dear brothers and sisters,
the meaning of the corner is
that the person remains upon the obedience of a loss of Hannah, who was
not going right nor left remaining upon that street that was in Canada data in all aspects of his life.
complying by the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala, staying away from the prohibition of a loss of Hannah, who would that had, both inwardly and don't worry.
And so the approach that he takes is a holistic approach, a comprehensive approach to the DEA, in other words,
what to happen.
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this great companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Sophia, and he didn't have the law of the land, he said, that he asked the Prophet sallallahu ala
for an all encompassing, comprehensive, free piece of advice, that he will take, and he will not have to ask anyone else. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what did he tell him?
to the law.
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And so this My dear brothers and sisters, is the meaning of a list of honor to fulfill your email in your heart. That's where you begin.
And then to see the fruits of that email
outwardly working on your body parts on your action.
But your brothers and sisters
truly being religious,
it means to have a rectified heart
and soul, Allah subhana wa Tada. He tells us
that on the Day of Judgment,
those who will truly benefit
or not those who came
with the most well
nor those who came with the most children,
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Except he who brings on that day, a clean and rectify partner.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us
that Allah subhana wa tada does not look at our bodies, our images, our form.
Rather, what Allah looks at, is in our hearts, and so it begins with the heart. There are many people who think that they are religious, and they show it outwardly.
They show their religious adherence overtly, and yet they have the worst of hearts.
You find that their hearts are not attached to awasum and what data you find that their hearts are diseased and playing
with many seals that are associated with the heart.
My dear brothers and sisters, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam
that in the human body there is a piece of flesh.
And if this piece of flesh is rectified is clean, and is upright, then the rest of the body, it will remain clean and upright.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah,
indeed, it is the heart. And so if you want to claim to truly be religious, then you have to make sure that you have an upgraded heart. And so if you show that you're religious, but deep down inside, you have a corrupt heart, then know that you are not truly truly religious, and who are closer to being a hypocrite, then being a religious Muslim, my dear brothers and sisters,
true religiosity, and truly claiming to be religious.
It means that you have a heart
that is not attached to the duty.
It means that you have a heart that is content with what it has.
And so there are some siblings who claim to be religious. And yet, you find that they are not content with what they have of the dunya
you find their hearts attached to this dunya they see what the people have of luxury, and they want to see
some of them have this. They live a luxurious life. And yet they claim to be, they claim to be religious. You find them living in the most luxurious of homes, you find them driving the most luxurious car.
And so their hearts are attached to the dunya. This My dear brothers and sisters is a sign that one is not truly religious. And so many Muslims claiming to be religious, they prefer the length of history
over the life of the athlete,
they prefer to follow the whims and desires of their egos and they're nuts. over what a loss of Hannah with added desires, and what a loss of Hannah, who went ahead and look
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As for he who fears standing before his Lord so Canada what data
and prefers represses his neffs represses it, then what is his abode? What is his end for in ninjetta?
Jenna is his final destination.
And so my dear brothers and sisters
those who are truly religious, or those who have abandon
what their inner will cells desire?
Why is it
that there is a certain level of reward
for the shuhada the Warriors
because not only did they sacrifice their lives for a loss of Hannah who what data, but before that,
they prefer what a loss of Hannah who would stand alone by abandoning what their selves and their knifes desire. they abandon the junior they abandon the luxuries of this life
and left it all behind them, their homes, their families, they left it all behind them. Even though they're not desired. They oppose the desires of their selves and when
preferring what Allah subhana wa tada has in store for them. And then they sacrifice their lives for a loss of how to what to how to and as a result of the loss of Hannah who had data.
He brought them in the company of the prophets and directors and the most truthful
Until the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he told us that none of you truly believe
until his hella his desires
to Allah subhana wa tada and to a lot designers, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he told us that none of you truly believes, until
by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and more dear to him, then
his child, his father,
and the whole of mankind.
And so we have serious questioning to do.
Where is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam Where is Alo where is the deen of Allah subhana wa tada in our life.
If we truly claim to be religious, then Allah and His Messenger should be more dear to our soul, than those who are nearer to us in the studio, my dear brothers and sisters,
and truly being religious mean.
Among the things that it means it means having a religious
and ideological sense of belonging,
to Allah subhanho wa Taala to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and to the Lord.
It means rejection of all religions, ideologies, concepts that undermine the authority of Allah, His Messenger and the entire room.
There are many Muslims out there
who do not have this sense of belonging and allegiance in their hearts, and yet they claim to be religious Muslims.
ideas, ideologies and concepts
that run in direct opposition
to the law of a loss of Hannah who without accepting such ideologies as secularism, liberalism, etc, claiming that these ideologies do not oppose do not oppose the very fundamentals of Islam. My dear brothers and sisters,
truly being religious, among the things that it means is, that one follows the deen of Allah Subhana, who would data in its entirety?
Not taking certain aspects, and neglecting other aspects for a loss of Hannah, who would that has commanded us
to enter into the deen in its entirety? Yeah, you had a Nina Allen, who facility can you believe enter into the deed in its entirety.
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he tells us that a true sign of loving Allah subhanho wa Taala is what is following the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And so if we truly claim to be religious, then we need to implement each and every single command of a loss of Canada who went to Allah and His Messenger in our lives. There are many Muslims out there who claim to be religious, and yet, they don't follow the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam they don't have any room in their lives for the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And so on the one hand, yes, on the one hand, we disagree with those who implement the pseudonym outwardly, and yet they are the worst of people inward.
However, we also disagree with those who claim to have the deep inwardly and have faith in their hearts, and yet, you cannot see it. Oh,
my dear brothers and sisters, I conclude with perhaps the most important aspect of truly, really, truly being religious.
And that is that a person
he practices the D
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So when he is behind the eyes of the people, and secluded between himself and the loss of Hannah who had to hide, he fears a loss of Hannah who had died and fears, the punishment of a loss of Hannah who went to her.
And so the reward is for those who truly fear the loss of data with data when they are in such seclusion and so awesome data what data says
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There are those
who truly fear a loss of Hannah who with data when not in front of the people, but when no one is seeing them. For them. is for them is forgiveness for their sin. And a great reward.
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My dear brothers and sisters, there are many Muslims out there
who claim to be religious
and who claim to adhere to the Dean of a loss of Hannah who went to Harvard.
And yet they only implement certain aspects of the deed while neglecting many other important aspects of the deed.
And so many among the Muslim
they don't care about many of the very important and fundamental for her visions of Allah subhanho wa Taala such as easily taking the river, easily falling into interest.
Many of our sisters not properly wearing their hijab thinking that to cover oneself means to simply put a clock on your head. This is a sign of untrue religiosity, my dear brothers and sisters, how can how can we learn what true religiosity means by seeking knowledge of the deen and so the reason why most Muslims have the wrong understanding of what it means to be religious, is because of their ignorance of the Dean of philosophy kind of who what time so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that it is an obligation upon each and every single Muslim to seek knowledge of the What that means is to have enough knowledge of the deeds to correctly worship Allah subhanho wa Taala My dear
brothers and sisters, I conclude
by mentioning that
since the culture of wellness department,
steadfastness upon the street path,
since it means obedience and persistent obedience
to Allah subhana wa tada in all aspects of one's life, it is understandable, it is completely understandable that there will be shortcoming along the way and so nobody is perfect. And so although you have taken the straight path, you will fall right and left every now and then. And that's why Allah subhana wa Tada. When speaking about at least two karma, he says, first of
Western You then take a straight path to Allah subhana wa Tada.
says, first of you, then seek forgiveness from him. So
why does a loss of Hannah who had to had follow up steadfastness upon the string path? Why does he follow it up with seeking forgiveness
Because it is understandable that not everyone will be able to remain upon that string path forever. Rather they will fall off every now and then. And so whenever we fall off, we turn into a loss of data with data in repentance, seeking His forgiveness, what to eat alone, Jimmy I'm
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