Arafah A Glorious Opportunity
Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
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After praising Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and testifying to his unique oneness and to the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
the truest of words bar in other words of Allah, the great Glorious Quran, and the best of guidance, the Sunnah, the example of our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the most dangerous of matters are the newly added matters into this religion for everything you add to this already perfect already complete way of life, removes or involves removing something of that perfection from it. And thus it is a step astray that leads to the fire may Allah protect us, and you and our loved ones from anything that would bring us closer to the fire Allah whom I mean.
My brothers and sisters, I welcome you to the best place on Earth, which is the house of Allah azza wa jal, when the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam he was asked, what are the best and worst places on earth? He said, Allahu Allah, Allah knows best I have to wait till Gibreel Alayhis Salam makes it clear to me. And then Djibouti and Allah He said I'm revealed to him and he said to the people, he told me Jubilee Allah He Salam said, Hi, you will be in the messaggi Doha the best places on Earth. The best patches of this planet are its houses of worship, the masajid the mosques,
washer Rubicon out of the swamp Guha, and the worst patches of this planet, the worst pieces of Earth are its marketplaces, due to obviously what's prevalent there, of you know, distractions of greed of deception, also called false advertisements, and so on and so forth. And so I welcome you to the best place on Earth on the best day also of the week, which is Jo Ma, as he said to us sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the best day the sun has ever rested upon his Joomla this was the day in which on which Allah created Adam Alayhis Salam on the day he admitted him into paradise. The day he removed him from Paradise and the Day of Judgment will not take place except on a Juma as well.
And then on one of the greatest rather the greatest day of the year, this today Allah permitted for us to have Juma or the best day of the week coincide with the second greatest day of the year, there is no day not even in Ramadan, that is greater than today, the day of Arafa the ninth day of the Hijjah except for tomorrow, the day of the day of the great sacrifice the day of the great Hajj, that is the only day
superior to the day of alpha. And so Allah azza wa jal combined for us all of this for a maximum opportunity today is a day of great opportunities. Of course, it is the day of the day that you speak to Allah azza wa jal like you don't speak to on any other time of the year, the greatest day of dua, he said the best dua you can make the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said is that you make on the day of alpha. And some of the seller of the early Muslims used to say I don't make their eye on Alpha ever, except that I find my dua is coming true before the year is out. They would aim for this day and focus on it. And there's also the great day of forgiveness. He said to us,
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whoever fast the day of alpha, Allah has promised to forgive them for their prior year sins and even a year to come. And that also tells you the day of Arafa is is a day to recognize the great privilege that Allah granted to this OMA, how special this OMA is in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala how much mercy Allah has in store for this ummah.
So many opportunities to be purified so many opportunities to be propelled forward in your profile in front of the Lord of the worlds subhanho wa taala. And speaking of the privilege of this day of Arafa and especially when it lands on Jumeirah in Bukhari and Muslim and and other scholars of Hadith they all narrate that. positiveness. You have Rahim Allah Allah, he said that it will scholar from among the scholars of the Jews once said to Ramadan Kappa, but the Allahu Anhu
in nutcombe letter Corona, I attend fi keytab become lower Elena Masha Allah Who de Neza let let the hudna ha either you recite a particular verse in your book in your Quran, if it would have come down on our Ummah, our nation, the nation of the Jews, we would have made it a holiday just for that idea coming down on that date. So Omar said to him which area he said the idea and the Elma committed to electron Deena calm today I have completed for you your religion, what it's meant to be a community and perfected for you my favor. What are the two locomole Islam Medina
I have been most pleased with Islam as your religion, with Islam with submission as your religion. And so Rama Rama hubub said back to the Jewish scholar, he said to him Wallah he by Allah. I know what day and what hour that verse came down upon the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, nessa let Ashi at Arafa FeO medium WA. He said it came down on the night of alpha, which coincided also with the day of Joomla just like it is today. Subhanallah This is what makes today's out of an even compounded uniqueness compounded distinguishment to the honor of this day. This is the day in which Allah has perfected his Deen for us what I met Kalama to Rebecca Sudha Cunha Adela. In another
verse, Allah says, The word of your Lord has been perfected now in this Quran until the end of time has been perfected in truth and injustice, meaning every statement there is perfectly true. And every instruction there is perfectly balanced perfectly just
and this by the way, is the reason why this Deen in and of itself will continue to thrive it is so powerful that it even is able to work through the times when we as an Omega tweak
because it has the components of survival and thriving within itself. And we've said before that even at times when people thought the world thought many Muslims may have thought Islam was finished, like the scourge of the Mongols in pre modern times, just when they finished off and massacred so many of the capitals of the Muslim civilization, then the Mongols themselves become Muslim and Islam never dies.
They themselves it conquered their heart. And what's interesting also is that that idea that says today I have perfected the deen for you just before it in certain man either directly before it Allah says Allah Yo Ma yet he said Lavina Cafaro mendini cool. Fella docshell, whom walk shoni today on this day, those who rejected the message the disbelievers have lost hope in your religion. have lost hope and ever burying your religion have lost hope and ever being able to kill Islam. They themselves recognize that Islam is not from this world. Islam is immortal. Islam is protected by the one living that never dies, the one who never sleeps, the one whose power can never be compromised.
subhanho wa Taala
all of these meanings must be brought back to the fore brought back front and center on the day of alpha, let alone when it lands on a jungle I would Hamdulillah
you even think about nowadays Subhan Allah that everywhere you look right Islam is at a moment of weakness. oppressed in so many parts of the world. This could you know, weigh heavily on the heart of a Muslim and fill a Muslim with great uncertainty. But Allah told you I've perfected this religion, and this religion will continue to survive no matter what. So make sure you stick to the winning team.
In fact, the prophets Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam said to us, in Allah has li li l aren't. Allah has gathered up meaning within my viewpoint, my perspective Allah has gathered for me, the entire Earth for itema Sharika Hello Maha riba to the point that I was able to look at all at once the eastern most parts of this earth and the western most parts of this earth. Were in a mold care Almighty say I blew who Mizzou le minha and the influence of my ummah, will certainly without doubt, reach every corner of this earth that was shown to me.
And you even think about here in the United States nowadays, think of the moment you live in. We are one, if we want to really stretch it and say we're 2% of the population, marginalized by all the media apparatuses we're not spoken about by and large, in good favor, but still fastest growing religion even here, right? Whether we like it or not, this politician who could be staunchly against Islam suddenly has a change of heart and becomes Muslim in Europe recently, multiple times it has happened, or here they don't become Muslim, but Islam gets into their household and their wives or their daughters become Muslim.
Or in the middle of a time when people are distracted with a world that is designed these days to entertaining and just distract some of the greatest athletes all of a sudden, what is he doing in the middle of the game? He's breaking his fast he's a Muslim, or what's happening there. We're trying to distract you with sports. What's he doing after he scores a touchdown and he's, he's making sujood in the endzone, right or this athlete that people are in. They put their conscience on pause so watch some of these guys
ruling fight sports nowadays all of a sudden a Muslim is there trying to extra cover his body or saying hamdulillah left and right and people are being intrigued and Islam continues to grow and momentum continues to build. And so Allah is reminding us this deen is perfect. And the appeal of this Deen will remain to every truth seeker.
And what as the early Muslims say, yeah Allah hoomin Deen Locanda Allahu the JAL how awesome a deen we've been given if only it has true men, people that understand true responsibility people who want the honor to carry it
so this is a day when we remember the perfection of this deen and that it it is the winning team if we choose to devote ourselves to it may Allah make us and you worthy servants and devotees of this Deen Allah whom I mean according to Holy has our stuff for Allah all the money welcome
Al hamdu Lillahi wa salatu salam ala manana be about that shadow Allah ilaha illallah wa sallahu la sharika lah who are shadow now Muhammad and Abba who whenever you heard are sort of
the last verse in these passages of Allah perfecting the deen and those who hate the deen losing hope and ever being able to destroy it. In those same as two sets of eight in Surah Al Qaeda, Allah azza wa jal also says if you don't subscribe to this deed and carry it on your shoulders and feel honored by it, you are very replaceable. He says yeah, you have Lavina Armando and it also Oh you have believed many outside them in command Dini, whoever Have you turned their back on the religion for selfie yet de la who Bill Coleman you hit boom you hit boom or you hit buena that Allah who will bring about and other people that He loves them and they love him SubhanaHu wa Tada and even the
wording of the ISS whoever Have you if any one individual
wants to sign out turns their back on the religion. Allah can bring about a people you're very replaceable a whole people that He loves them and they love him more sincere in their love more sincere in their commitments. And so may Allah privilege us and use us for His deen and not replace us. So today's the day of Arafah above and before all the greatest glory of this day, in terms of the most immediate one is that it is the day of dua. So let us just start there make dua to Allah azza wa jal to make you a carrier of this deen and make dua to Allah subhana who was to Allah to make you of those who bring his guidance to a world that suffers without it. May Allah subhanho wa
Taala rectify the affairs of this OMA, may Allah Tabata kehlata Allah you make do I say I mean fine now but continue to make it throughout the day, especially as the day is concluded going into Muslim you make dua to Allah azza wa jal for this ummah and for the world suffering without guidance, you make dua that he makes us better at showcasing showing the world visibly what is so great about this Deen, make dua for those who went to hatch and make dua that Allah invite you soon to his house for Hajj, make dua for the things you want to gain in this next year or whatever may remain of our lives and make up for the things you already have. That you take for granted and assume will always be
there make dua that Allah does not pull from you his blessings.
Make dua that Allah make what is whatever is remaining of our stay in this earth better than what has passed and the very best day of our lives? Did we meet him? Make dua and do it until you run out of words then restart and repeat it will hit different? There is a reason why you still repeat is sallallahu alayhi wa sallam make that till you hit the wall and you're just saying yeah, Allah, Ya Allah You know what I'm afraid of? Yeah, Allah I am pleased with you. Yeah, Allah grant me what I desire. Yeah, Allah loves me. Yeah, Allah helped me and guide me to better love you. That is the greatest immediate glory of this day. And this is why he said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that
shaytaan is never seen, more humiliated, and more disgraced, and more insignificant than on the day of alpha. He said this subhanaw taala
our Prophet Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam said this, from what was disclosed to him from Allah azza wa jal subhanho wa taala. And he also said to us, and with it I close, he said that Allah is never closer than on this day.
The angels and Jibreel alayhi salam come down on a little cadre. Yes. On the day of Arafa he said, Allah comes down to the sky of this world. You bet he beat in melodica. He brags about us to the angels, and that's what shaitan is humiliated about and what Allah brags of you about that you believe in Him, and that He hears you and that he can grant you security from everything you're worried about, and fulfill for you everything you aspire for. He brags about us to the angels, the Hadith says and he says what are they saying Allah? Here's the
But he wants the angels to notice the angels to admit it. The angels who said you're gonna put on earth people who wreak havoc on earth. What are they saying? They say, Yeah, Allah, they're seeking your forgiveness. They're hopeful for your forgiveness. He said, Now you testify to angels that I have forgiven them all. And he said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that never does Allah liberate more people from the fire, equip them of their sins than on the Day of Arafah may we be of them on this day. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us devote two hours remaining of this day except all of our time, except all of our DUA and make us renewed servants on his path and for his cause and us as a
not replace us in sha Allah after the hutzpah, there'll be a Jeunesse on the mother of our brother Abdullah jello. May Allah give her his choices mercies of Anna What island beautify her reception in the heavens Allahumma Amin and in the evening time we will break fast together for whoever is fasting and there will be further either for the eve of read some fireworks in the evening as well here in the parking lot of the masjid so be with us. May Allah azza wa jal keep this community together and make it a means for us to advance further and further towards his light. Allah whom I mean