From Houses to Homes – 03.19.2020
Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
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Salam aleikum, everybody to La Habra. ketto Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah
will begin the name of Allah All Praise and Glory be to Allah and mais finest peace and blessings be upon His messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and his family in his companions and all those who tried his path we ask Allah Our Lord and Master to grant us the good of this world, and the good of the next world and to protect us from the torment of the Fire. Allahumma Amin.
Tonight I in sha Allah will be the verse in Sultan, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, wala who Jalla lacuna mean beauty comes second, Allah is the one who made for you out of your houses or your homes. Second,
a place for you to dwell in peace. You see, not every house is a home.
Because Home is where the peace is Home is where the love is, as they say, Allah says I made out of your homes for you a second, a place where you can resign to communists resigned to Sakina inner peace, tranquility, second, and Sakina are very obviously related.
And so Allah says that is what what the home was made for. And the reason I say that is because Subhan Allah in the modern lifestyle, in a very odd turn of events, meaning in the modern world, pre Corona, even, we've become a people who our homes feel very foreign to us. And it's the last place where we look to feel at peace, the last place where we look to feel fulfilled. And that's quite unfortunate. Because if you're not going to find it there, where else would you find it? You know, if your home is not where you find peace, then it doesn't matter how good your day is, because at the end of the day, you have to go back to that home. And if your home is where you find peace,
where you find your tranquility, where you find your repose, then it doesn't matter how bad my day is, because I'm going back home. And so this is really what what it circles around your peace of mind your inner peace, your tranquility, that's what everybody's looking for. Some people in life don't know what they're looking for. But this is what they're looking for through a bunch of different avenues correct and incorrect.
And so our treasure is right under our nose and being trapped at home
is an opportunity for us to rediscover that, to unearth that a new speaking of treasure I read this morning, a
a Jewish children's tale
part of a research for your claim
about a man named Isaac, who was a very poor man, and many times he would go to sleep hungry at night due to poverty. And so he would always hear these voices in his dream saying go to the capital city and go under the bridge and find a huge treasure. They're waiting for you. And so he ignored the voice time and time again. And then he eventually said no, there's must be something behind this. And so he traveled out of his town. He crossed mountains and forests and and valleys, and jungle seal, he finally gets to the capital city. And then he gets under the bridge by the palace as the dream the voice in the dream told him and
he's lurking around trying to figure out a clue or whatnot. And one of the soldiers in the palace notices he's looking mighty suspicious. So he tells them what in the world are you doing? He said, No, no, it's just that I had this dream and the dream. I had to find a treasure under this bridge. So the soldier laughed at him. So that's so funny. I had a dream once to me, you don't see me going running after voices. In my dream. He said I once had a dream that I'm supposed to go find some guy named Isaac, and go find this huge treasure in his house that's buried under his house. And so this man Isaac hears that and realize that the treasure
a lead to the treasure is actually under the bridge. So he goes back home travels this whole long distance goes back home begins to dig under his house. And he finds under his stove, a huge fortune, a huge treasure.
And so he has a big like Thanksgiving feast, if you will. And he writes an inscription he carves in his home, that some things you need to travel really far for, to find out that there are so nearby. That's the idea of the treasurer under your nose. And so how do we make our homes like that?
Once again, the way they're supposed to be when they are right under our nose. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually said that he said, Well, he Asaka they took this hadith there's some controversy on its chain of transmission, but it is attributed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam narrated by us how the Sunnah and make your home that's what I'm saying you what's what do you make out of it? Make your home enough for you your home
must be enough for you. Because if you don't make out of your home and abode for your Sakina
a place to anchor you a place to fulfill you and nothing will do it as we said in the beginning, make your home enough for you. Tell yourself, I have a home. I'm home that means I have a home many people are homeless, many people have been marching
in their plight as refugees for for hundreds of miles on foot. I have a home when you're stressed by the the in your face SNESs if you will of the families
and some of the tensions that are just a natural part of that space. Tell yourself that 100 I have a family. Like learn to appreciate the silence. Let us learn to appreciate the pause that we're being given by Allah azza wa jal right now. Appreciate being alone. The privacy with yourself with your Quran, with your prayer mat, with your two palms with your duat
tell yourself Allah has has relieved me by allowing me to spend more time in my home from pretending so much. You know, like we deal with so many people we were forced to like put on 1001 faces one for each of them, we can finally stop pretending a little bit be ourselves a little bit.
And so make your home enough for you I guess is the message of the night consider the people that are most important in your life and and learn a little bit more about them. And think about how short lived life is. How could I overlook them? May Allah Subhana Allah Allah make this an opportunity for us to turn our houses into homes and to learn where tranquility at least the amount of tranquility we see available in this world can be found in these homes and make us of those that appreciate our families a little bit more and bond with our families and increase those bonds to be a little bit stronger in these times. I love them. I mean, till tomorrow night. We'll see you guys
soon sha Allah Keep me in your prayers and you will certainly be in mind was Allah Allah wa salam, a lot of kind of VNM I'm gonna do it early. He was so happy. He said I want to come