Channel: Mohammed Faqih
Jumuah Khutbah at IIOC by Mohammed Faqih on June 9, 2017.
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time that I have, I wanted to squeeze in as much as I can, on this particular point that I would like to make.
There are two
perhaps maybe it's part of, you know, people's misunderstanding or misconception. But there are two concepts that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam shared with us and it's important for all of us as Muslims to remember these two particular concepts. I mean, there are all kinds of concepts that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam taught us. But there are two concepts that many people don't
know or they do not have a correct understanding of
And I'm, this is in no particular order. So doesn't mean one is more important than the other. Number one. Is it good to live a long life or not? longevity?
Now, you know, sometimes we have this idea that, you know,
you know, maybe a long life may not be something that is necessarily celebrated in Islam, but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in a sound Hadith, the prophet SAW Selim says in a hadith that has been verified to be sound on the authority of abuse of one and every software owner of the law he beneficiary eslami
and Abby savarna, Abdullah he inhibition in eslami radi Allahu anhu an Abbess of one Abdullah, many beshara and eslami are the Allahu anhu Kala Kala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, hierro, Nassim Impaler, Amara who has won a medal.
The best of people are the ones or the the the individual that has longevity that lives long life.
And of course there there is a catch to this warehouse phenomenon and does good deeds.
Nonetheless, a long life is an acid
is something a believer, you know, should not be bothered by or should pursue and we'll talk about longevity maybe you know, what can help us achieve that maybe in another you know, definitely it would have to be a separate total inshallah Tada.
But long life
is a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Not only that the prophets Allah Allah, Allah says, Hi Jonas, the best of people. Now this is one concept that we find. The other concept that we find in Islam is wealth,
more wealth, there's more wealth mean? Is it good or evil, as well for good or evil?
And here's a hadith.
According to a Muslim in this authentic hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was
approached Abu Dhabi Allahu anhu said,
and I'd be there in radi Allahu anhu.
And then as a man as heavy rasulillah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Macaulay Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that a group of the companions
some of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
lump, they went to the prophet and they said to him, you have a surah Allah, O Messenger of Allah, they have
the wealthy, those who have wealth,
have taken all the deeds. They went away with all the deeds, meaning they're ahead of us in terms of their good deeds. That doesn't mean they took everything they left nothing for other people. This is just a metaphor or an expression, you know, to show that they are in terms of collecting good deeds that are ahead. How so? So they explained to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, they said, you saw Luna Commando solly they pray just like we pray. So the wealthy are better given that they pray like everybody else.
Right? They pray, like, Why are sumana so, and they fast, like we fast.
They fast, like really fast.
So given that they fast like it, then on top of all of this, what gives them an edge is where does Hakuna before Dooley Amalia him,
they give from the extra wealth that they have. So they're ahead of us in that sense, because remember that no matter how perfect your slot, you think your slot might be, and no matter how sincere and how committed you are, in terms of your fasting, it will always have deficiencies, it will have it will be missing something right you will be you know, committing violations here and there during in the past and in salon, you know, most of us allow we're, you know, thinking about other things other than the Salah itself, right? So, in order to compensate for that deficiency, sada comes in, to propel that person or to push that person ahead, in addition to what Allah azza wa
jal has promised, and also those who gives the car, those who have to give the car, you know, they have an edge because they are practicing a pillar of Islam, some may not be or many in the world, actually, the majority of the worlds of the Muslims
you know, in the in the world cannot practice this, they don't have the ability, because most of them are. So the very small percentage, which is what, like 1%, or 2%, it means maybe even less, right? They're the ones that get to practice one of the pillars of Islam, that others, you know, 9798 90 are the exact figures, but I'm sure it's in the in the Upper 90s they don't get to practice.
So, and then, of course they have the Hadith doesn't mention this, but they also have what they have also the ability to perform hajj, as well, as opposed to the ones that don't so imagine, look, so you have to have the four pillars of Islam, that they can practice and commit to that others who are, you know, who may not have so they're ahead, given that they fulfill their obligations like everyone else. So when they said that to the
cylinder, the prophet offered a solution, you know, he said, Okay, well, he said I want a cicada and Allahu la cometa Sadako Nabi
Rasulullah Sallam said,
didn't Allah Subhana Allah give you the ability also to give sadaqa so he the prophet SAW sent taught them different forms of sadaqa. Of course, by the way, there is another Hadith that discusses different forms of sadaqa inshallah, that will be for another for another cultivar and the other one Salim mentioned this, and then of course, he instructed them he said, you know, do test be say, Subhan, Allah 111 Allah, Allah, this, I've got the it will be considered a sadhaka for them. Of course, in another narration is said that these companions came back to the Prophet after a while saying messenger of Allah, our brethren, the wealthy, they heard your recommendation or your
prescription for us what you told us to do, and now they started doing the same thing. So on top of this, now they also sit and they say it's a panel low and Hamdulillah, Allah, Allah or when they give charity, they remember Allah. So now they are still ahead. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam according to that other narration, he said that he can follow law here at him, he said, that is colosse Allah Subhana Allah Allah gave them that, that that edge, you know,
that how many people you know how many wealthy people are not distracted by, you know, their wealth and they get they managed to do this. We're lucky it takes someone who has been chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala tofield mineralised. This is from Allah azza wa jal that Allah Subhana Allah, you know, opens and protects the individual from being poisoned, from you know, due to wealth, or sometimes also, it may not even be the wealth itself, but what the wealth causes you to do or what the pursuit of wealth
causes people to do or sometimes what just being wealthy
Being of that class, the type of environment or social circle that it puts you in, it becomes very toxic.
Right? And then you can review inshallah to Allah the hot were the first football by chef most of Ramadan at the castle just kicks in. So you have to be very careful. So nonetheless, having long life or having wealth in and of itself is not a bad thing given that the person
manages to take to manage to manage to take advantage of both Now
many of us and hamdulillah in the month of Ramadan, now this is
half of the month is is gone, the other half is left. And one thing that you notice of Allah is a drop right in the second starting from the second week of Ramadan, right all the way into the third week of the month. And then the last 10 nights there is also a spike, you know, in the beginning of the last 10 nights and then three days later it slows down and then on the 27th night and then after Hutton everybody retires or most people Now while this may be natural or we see this, this pattern every year, brothers and sisters it doesn't have to be like that for you. Doesn't have to be like that for you. Take advantage, I will share with you a hadith that is
that shows how
how valuable this opportunity that we have is
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this is a profound Hadith came in different, different there are different versions of it. So they just have this headache is that in one narration it says to and another narration says it says three, three people came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he accepted Islam. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam summoned the companions and said, who would like to take care of them fall have not obeyed the law said I will take care of them, I will sponsor them I will take care of them. I will get so I was teaching them he was taking care of them. He provided a shelter for them. And then it happened to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that there was there was a battle.
And one of them joined the battle and he was killed in it.
And then after a while, there was another another battle and the second person got killed.
As for the third person, or in another narration, the second person, right are the last of them.
He died. He died a natural death in his bed. So Paul has says that I saw in my dream. In one particular narration palha gives very, very detailed description of what happened. So for instance, he says, I saw that I was standing at the gates of Jenna. And then someone came and then they were with me. These individuals were with me as well, standing there. So he says that
I wanted to enter Jenna. But then this person that came out of agenda was an angel told me Oh, no, it's not your time yet. And then he called the one who died on his bed, like the one who died a natural death. He called him first to interject, I said, Your first come in.
And then after a while, he came out and he called, the ones who were martyred. One after another. So he said, I woke up, I was very disturbed by this, he thought, you know, the reward, you know, how, you know, there's emphasis on people think, oh, martyr is the highest place and all of that. So he thought, Okay, this person, or these two individuals made the ultimate sacrifice, and they are delayed, and the person who lived longer
gets to intergender before them. So he went to the prophet and he told him about the dream. Which quick side note by the way, regarding dreams, dreams are of three types real quick, right? disturbing nightmares from shavon. You wake up, you do not tell anyone about it, you blow to your left three times. Be mindful of whoever's sleeping next to you, right below to your left three times in a row, the shape, honor regime, go back to sleep, change your position, if you are sleeping on the rights, turn to you know, sleep on your back, if you are on your left, turn to your right, right and seek refuge in Allah zone and put yourself back to sleep. remember Allah azza wa jal and don't
let it bother you, and inshallah it will not harm you at all. The more you think about it, the more you obsess about it. That's from shavon that's what she wants to do. And I tell you, if it persists, if you if you can't go back to sleep and you're disturbed, you know, say inshallah, in one minute, if I don't sleep, I'm gonna get up and pray
chiffon is gonna leave you alone.
So, so don't because you know, some people it could actually paralyze them just don't obsess, don't dwell over it, seek refuge in Allah xojo The second one is what they call Harry's enough's, you know, things that happened to you during the day or things that you have to deal with the next day you see in your dream, you know, different scenarios, you know, and this is what is in your subconscious basically just coming out, this is also has no value. And then the third one is a dream, a real dream from a loss of Hannah without is something that has significance. Baba Shiraz, it could be something that gives you glad tidings, it could be, it could be something that so these,
if you understand me, you know what it means then hamdulillah thank Allah for Allah Subhana Allah to Allah praise Allah, and only 10 people you trust, and you know that they care about you. Don't share it and go post it on Facebook and stuff like that. Don't do that. Don't share it with everyone, only those people that care about you. And if you don't know the interpretation, these are the types of dreams you seek the interpretation for. And by the way, seeing dreams doesn't mean any are very special or anything, it just is something that a loss of power that gives it to whomever he pleases. Even even Pharaoh, Pharaoh saw dream was a nightmare, and it was about his destruction. But dreams
are from a loss of habitat and not something that we control. So there you know, therefore this is what the Prophet taught us in these three different scenarios. So anyways, so I will talk about having a very dlsr this dream and the dream is obviously very significant dreams. So he goes to the prophet and he tells the Messenger of Allah, you know, I saw this dream. And you know what messenger of Allah it kind of bothered me. So the Prophet knew what was the concern of Allah. He said, why should it bother you?
in one direction, he says, didn't the person who died later, right, live longer. In one narration is said that he lived only a year after him.
And in that narration, he said to him, didn't any he witnessed another Ramadan? An extra Ramadan that the one who died before him didn't witness? Yes, indeed. So he has an edge over him. Didn't he pray more?
Didn't he remember a lot more? Didn't he make drama more read? More? Yes, he has an extra year because the two remember the two or the three accepted Islam at the same time.
So in this particular narration of Muhammad, he said later on Abdullah Abdullah, no one is better in the eyes of Allah azza wa jal than a believer who lives a long life. Who Allah gives a long life
in Islam and does righteous deeds because they do to speak and they do to Kabir and they do.
They remember Allah subhanaw taala and for each Allah Subhana Allah rewardssm I say this and ask Allah subhanaw taala to make you and I have those who listen and follow the best of what they listen to our tone was sulfuryl la haleiwa Professor ferrovia felucca, please move forward and fill in all the gaps of squeezing and make sure that you allow those who are standing to join us
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My dear brothers and sisters
you I want you just to go and think about these two or these three different narrations and ahaadeeth that I gave you Allah azza wa jal
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When you start seeing gray hair,
that's a reminder.
I know you might look at it and say it looks beautiful on me Mashallah you admire yourself? May Allah azza wa jal make your manners and make your soul more beautiful than then your you know, physical appearance. Me. Right. But nonetheless, it's a reminder, perhaps do I have this, you know, how much of my life has left? You know, it's all my hair going to turn gray or not? Who knows. But nonetheless, even if you reach that age, this is a common This is an honor from Allah subhanho wa Taala given that you spend that life, in the remembrance of Allah doing good deeds, and not get tired, because some people sometimes they say, you know what, I've been doing this for a long time,
10 years, 20 years, I've been volunteering, I've been doing this and I've been doing that. So Pamela, if anything, the longer you live, the more involved you should be.
Because genders have different levels, as a matter of fact, right? You know, it would be really devastating for somebody to live a long life
and then another person to live a short life, but then when the these of these two individuals are compared,
are mean nothing in comparison to a few years that somebody got involved in. So that's why it's important, it's imperative that one holds on because in addition to the fact that you don't know what is accepted and what is not accepted, so you have to take a loss of Hanoi to Allah and take advantage the longer you live, right, the more and that's why it's upon us amazing to see how our elderly Mashallah they're more keen on you know, catching up and taking advantage of whatever Allah Subhana Allah has given them. Right showing up for failure and doing and then the young people this is from the deception of shavon you have a lot Don't worry about it. Oh, hedges. Okay, you know, you
have another 1020 years, don't worry about it, they you know, chill, have fun. You know, Oh, don't worry, Ramadan. This oma wasn't that great. Okay, next Romani Shama, like you will have a guarantee. Somehow last week, one of my colleagues, one of my friends was telling me, his neighbors have had a law, you know, the day before they were, you know, at a fault party, the whole family is celebrating and everything, the next day, on his way to another f bar, you know, got in a car accident, and he died.
so, Pamela, so a family was one night, you know, gathered together party, the next day, they were gathered together morning, this is dunia. This is dunya.
Right. So we have to make sure that we take advantage. And again, I'm not trying to depress you or scare you or anything, but this is the reality of doing you have somebody does not remind us of the reality of this dunya, then that person is really not doing us a favor. They're deceiving us if somebody tries to say no, no, don't worry about it, you know, and
this is supposed to motivate us.
Right? So the more we have, the more time we have, the more advanced you know, the more we should we should do. So here's another Ramadan that Allah has, has given us, we should not waste any of it. We should not waste any day. And then hamdulillah you know, almost half of the month is left maybe a little more than the half, half of the month, right and make it the better half. And it doesn't matter how you started or where you're at right now. What matters is how you end the month. So take advantage of the next two weeks. The number four taraweeh as a matter of fact, the more we experience, fasting and tarawih we should be more we should be motivated. Right? Believe me, we're
lucky we can catch up on the dinners and we can catch up. And by the way, if you don't catch up in this life, you will catch up in general in a better place. We can catch up on the parties and the shows and whatever else is distracting us brothers and sisters too.
advantage of this massive if we don't, I don't know when we are going to,
to do our best May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep you and I motivated and keep us strong. I mean out of anatomy, I IOC will be providing backpacks and school supplies to 100 elementary and high school students from low income families in the Fulton community. We have a bin in the lobby, and we are asking your support, please drop off items at ISC between June 2, and June 16. And I know that sometimes some people say you know what, I'll take care of the whole thing. 100 is fine, but we want everybody to participate. Even if you participate with a pencil
do something you know, the idea is for us to participate, get your kids to go and see any of their school supplies. They have pens and pencils and and sharpeners and other things that they didn't use or or or notebooks that they didn't use throughout the you know how we go on a shopping spree in the beginning of the school year, and you have a lot of these leftovers and instead of them wasting it, you know, during the summer or instead of it being thrown or forgotten, you know, gone, maybe you can get them to come and give and practice and experience the power of giving piece of vilella so this is where all of us to inshallah to Allah participate in there are other great ideas, we're
lucky. I'm just inspired. You know, there's there's a brother, you know, that that owns a textile that you know, somehow I saw on Facebook, how this person was going out and giving homeless people, you know, blankets, I forgot the exact number of blankets. During the winter. A couple of sisters yesterday did an experiment, you know, for 40 bucks, they were able to prepare 55 meals and give out to the homeless people. And they said these are very friendly people, you know, some of them need pets and some halala different ideas. A brother started a GoFundMe account to support the activities in the programs of the machine. You know, I love this. People coming up with ideas to do hire to do
good and they spread it and they use technology while some people are using it in evil, right? Let's use it in good. And instead of complaining about you know extremists and people who do evil things and they take innocent lives and do that and complain about that and get depressed about it. Let's do this. Let's light up a candle. Let's do something good to counter all of this evil that is happening May Allah Subhana Allah keep me in you inspired. May Allah azzawajal help you and I overcome all the weaknesses in our shortcomings. May Allah azza wa jal make us strong enough to take advantage of this month of Ramadan except the little that we're doing for his sake. And we asked a
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