Channel: Mohammed Faqih
Jumuah Khutbah at IIOC by Mohammed Faqih on June 30, 2017.
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My dear beloved brothers and sisters, may Allah subhanaw taala accept our deeds. Allah subhanaw taala forgive our sins, and and May Allah help us overcome our weaknesses in our shortcomings. May Allah azza wa jal help you and I continue to reflect ponder upon and internalize the lessons we learned in the month of Ramadan.
these lessons were life changing.
For some, it was eye opening.
For some, it was inspiring.
For others, it was
And for some, unfortunately, these lessons went unnoticed
and won't have much impact on them. May Allah subhanaw taala
protect you and me from being of those people having trouble on me.
Today I want to discuss with you a topic that I believe we need to continue to discuss.
Because it has to do with what may be the most
yet most destructive
gifts that we have
it can be the most destructive
or privilege or wherever else you want to call it.
A privilege many people
fought for some continue to fight for many died for
privileged, many were given without even having to pay for it
without which life
as good as
not having it as good as non existence that privileges liberty or freedom or whatever else you want to call it.
Many people celebrated without
having it. They think they have it but they don't have it.
Have the illusion of liberty. So I intend to end this course by maybe in the coming couple of portables to address this issue and talk about it and share some thoughts about it.
You know, some may say that the greatest of all three
drums is freedom of choice.
And depending on what they mean, by freedom, because freedom means different things to different people. And depending on what they mean by choice, because choice means different things to different people.
I may agree or disagree, but
just simply by looking at that statement, I personally tend to disagree with it.
I believe the greatest of all freedoms, is the freedom to think
Because no one can limit that.
No one can control it.
No one can really force you to think or believe in a way that you don't
or agree with,
they may be able to do something physically to you, nobody can really get into your heart or into your mind, intellect, this great
gift that we have.
And yet, in spite of it being the greatest of all freedoms,
and the greatest of all gifts and privileges, it is the most destructive of all of them.
If it's not appreciated, if it's not properly handled,
and intellect, or this, the ability to think and believe, and conclude and reason,
this whole process.
What is unique about it is
it has the ability, or it can only control itself.
So you can, you're the only one who can control how you think,
and what you think about and to what extent do you think about it,
nobody else can do that for you.
Nobody else can limit that. So at the end of the day,
whatever choices and that's why I think choice is
a result of it. Whatever choices you end up making, you're going to be responsible for, and you can't blame anyone for it, not even Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And you can't definitely blame other because Allah, as he just says, couldn't do left sim Bina. But
is bound by what it earns, and what you earn as a choice.
And that choice comes out of a belief.
this may be the greatest of all freedoms or liberties. But what is liberty in and of itself?
What is Liberty? How is it defined in the dictionary, you will find that you'll find this definition, because some people think, liberty, freedom to think that means I will just rebel. I will go against everything.
That's with due respect, stupidity, not freedom, to think
if you go against everything, every single norm, every single rule every single,
that's this kind of rebellion, that's not freedom.
So what is Liberty? So it's defined as a state of being free, within a society, I mean, this is a political definition of it,
oppressive restrictions, imposed by authority.
This is problematic
by authority, all of a sudden author if the legitimate authority then has the authority to impose restrictions,
but the key word here is oppressive.
So in order for us to understand freedom or liberty, we have to understand oppression.
See where or who is capable of.
So that we would seek our independence and our freedom and our liberties
and see who is not capable
of them or will not do will, who is committed to not
bringing upon us or oppression who is not oppressive and committing ourselves ourselves to
So what is low volume brothers and sisters, some scholars
define it as poor
Something where it does not belong.
when you place something where it doesn't belong festival.
It could be minor, it could be major depending on what it is that is out of place. So putting things out of place now
capable of doing that.
All of us, every system, every regime, every person, every ruler, every government, every country, every culture, every family, every head of house,
both genders, all ages.
But who is
who does not commit?
Allah subhana wa Tada.
Allah just says when
your Lord will not and does not wrong, anyone
and Allah could see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that law the Almighty said Yeah, everybody, oh, my servants in the harem to Vilma LFC, I have indeed forbidden myself of
injustice or wrongdoing, or oppression, I will never do that.
Which is to find a Roma and I declared to be forbidden amongst you, for that, also do not oppress or war one another. So the only not wrong you or me is Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So for those who think that freedom means rebelling against all varieties,
you got it wrong, because there is only one authority that you first of all, cannot even if your rebel against, hence of Hannon with the allen against his rules and his authority. It just doesn't make sense because you're still under his authority.
There isn't. And that's why, you know, that famous story of a man of a young man that came to a scholar, and he said, che,
I want to do whatever I want, including committing sins or things that
Allah has forbidden him from.
I can't, I just want to do whatever I want, even if
he said, Okay, no problem, you want to do that.
Then, if you want to do that, then you might want to go somewhere where Allah will not see you.
There isn't a place where Allah can't see me. So that doesn't make sense. So I said, Well, if that's not possible, then you might want to consider
if you can't hide from a large region, you might want to consider to get out of the world or a place that belongs to Allah, you might want to seek a place that does not belong to allies. You can be in someone's face, or someone's Kingdom or someone's, and then offend them while they're watching you. So seek a place
where am I going to go? Everything belongs from lots of hands down, including me, this very body in which all by which, which one of us, offends a lot. Some had our commits a sin belongs to our lives. Not only that, but Allah tells us that it was testify against him, so I can't.
So you can't get out of the Kingdom of Allah, you can't go somewhere where Allah subhanaw taala doesn't see you think, you know, then he said, Okay, then do not use the risk of Allah don't consume anything that Allah Subhana Allah.
He can't consume a loss of habitat assessment. You can't take the sustenance and the blessings of God and then a phenom. So
like, that's not possible either.
And then I think there's one more option that he gave him, which was also as impossible as the other four. So he said, Well, I will never intentionally disobey Allah Subhana Allah or rebel against someone, there is no way.
And that's why it says Run away, run away from your sins, run away from yourself from your desires. Run away from temptation, run away from everything, run away, but do not run away from Allah run away, flee to Allah. So if you're in Allah, that's where you find your freedom.
Free yourself. So religion, Allah subhanaw taala tells us You love your freedom.
I have your freedom
with me, come to me.
So this is one point, point number two. You see the reason
enslaving ones or subjugating one's self to Allah Subhana. Allah to Allah is the ultimate freedom My dear brothers and sisters.
Because Allah azza wa jal doesn't need us. He doesn't need any of the things that he asked us to do. We're doing them for ourselves. You see, people are slave one another, we slave ourselves.
We become the slaves of our whims and desires. Because we have needs and deficiencies. People will save us employers enslave us big corporations enslave us. Governments enslave us tyrants enslave us.
Right. People have different
you know, people who think they're superior to others, they try to enslave and control other people, right family and slave one another.
Because we have nice deficiency, we need somebody to do some service do things for us and we need to control but Allah subhanaw taala doesn't need any of it.
And that's the very reason for which he gave you freedom. He gave you free will.
You know, the angels realize the potential of free will and they said oh, otherwise
it's going to be destructive. This free will is going to cause them because angels don't have free will like we do.
issue that some scholars debate but generally speaking, the general belief is that angels don't have same free will that we have.
So with this free will when all these temptations they're going to do destructive things or allow and allow some other in the other room Allah tala mono out amongst them from amongst them that they will emerge people who will know how to pull a parachute this gift,
the value of it, and third find me
find the freedom with me. Allah subhanaw taala stru
they will realize help.
So this is this is what so Allah doesn't need us.
He doesn't need us.
Right. And that's why you don't find when things go out of control in our own lives. And when we commit sins, Allah doesn't smack us every second, we do something wrong, we would have not been able, Allah says whenever you allow us to hold people accountable for every little thing, at every given moment, every time they no one would have survived wiped out everyone, no one would have put him on let's go. That's fine. You have time you have
can do whatever you want. But there are consequences.
So unlike gave us this gift, so he gave it to us to begin with.
But we try to strip ourselves from it. We try or other people try to strip us from it. Right and we live according to the status of other people other than the last panatela towel.
The third toe is brothers and sisters is some people might say but you know, there are certain rules Allah subhanaw taala asked me to do certain things ordered me to do certain things that are beyond my ability know.
Allah azza wa jal guarantees.
That this is a part of that general rule allowing anyone allows or just says now you can live
a law will not burden any soul beyond what if it's its own capacity, house, you have been given this gift from Allah. Allah says Allah will never ask you, He will not ask us collectively as human beings or
individually to do things that are beyond our either collective capacity or individual capacity. He will not ask you to do something that is beyond your average ability, the ability of the average person nor will he asked you to do something that is beyond your own personal
Yes, and we just witnessed an entire month
where it's a testament, if you can't pass law, you can live
in Laos. Aha.
If you're sick, if you're traveling, concession is given and you don't have to feel bad. You will be as good as someone that actually did.
If that's where your heart is. We have another season coming head
performance hedge every year No. once in your lifetime, if
you have the physical and the financial ability
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. In a statement that reinforces what Allah says in the Quran, Allah says, de la Masato fear Allah be mindful of a lion fear Allah as much as you can, to the best of your ability. The Prophet says, Man
Can Be a man or a man who fell into who, whatever I forbade you from stay away from it. Because we know that Rasul Allah Allah will not forbid us from something except that it's bad for us that's number one number 10
they will only forbid us to stay away from things that we're capable of staying away from.
So no one can come and say Oh, I can't help it No, you can't help me sorry Don't deceive yourself you can
you can align his messages Hello my son did not say you cannot breathe. Hold your breath No, because he can even if you try you can ally this message I didn't say You know what? You know once a day for Allah azza wa jal, you know, have a moment of silence where where you should shut all of your organs including your heart stop.
Allah say, take some time off and just mention a lot due to spirit pray.
said don't eat, you can survive without eating for certain. They didn't say don't eat for for a whole month until you die. No, that's it. Actually, if you do that, if you starve yourself to death, then you are actually committing a major sin. I didn't say that.
Right. So they did not ask us to fast from breathing.
As a matter of fact, the penicillin forbade us from fasting from talking.
Like from saying, I will never talk all day, I will never talk to anyone, because it's we have a need for it.
So it's within our code, whatever they forbade us from is that's why the Prophet says man hater command, center, whatever I forbade him from, stay away from it.
So someone might say, Okay, well, sometimes I you know, I do miss it. Yeah, you have there's there is something called the forgiveness lesson, how does it that's fine. You know, you can come back to a loss of data, no problem. It's not the end of the world. As long as you continue to repent to a loss of habitat and humble yourself, please move forward and fill in the gaps. Then the Prophet says,
however, whatever I order you to do that to mean who messed up or to then do it as much as you can, whatever you can, whatever is within your capacity.
And we find in the Sharia one of the principles of the Sharia is that if the law is a rigid text and ability or capacity from you,
the tech leaf, the burden, or the responsibility falls with it. So if someone is stripped from mental capacity, their mental, mentally, something happens to them due to an accident due to any reason.
False that they're no longer held accountable. If you fall asleep, you're not aware of what is happening around you. You may be saying in your dream or in your in your sleep, you may be saying things that are wrong or you're not responsible.
I mean, you may be responsible for your dreams in front of your spouse but not in front of a loss of habitat.
You have to be careful what you see in your dreams nowadays.
Oh, maybe governments there are some also regimes that might hold you accountable for your dreams. Allah subhanaw taala doesn't hold you accountable for your dreams.
So this is where we find freedom with Allah subhanho wa Taala to whom one we belong to gave us the gift itself. Reason freedom and allows us
to come say that truth is from your Lord come and share affiliate affiliate for whoever wants to believe
But then there are consequences later. Right. who also extends opportunities to you know, for us to repent and to come back to Him and who also so head over to Allah gives us concessions when we are not able to when things are very hard upon us. This is where you find freedom. I asked him to make you and I have those who claim this freedom and liberty and serve Allah subhanaw taala as they should May Allah subhanaw taala make you an if true servants of Allah. Allah humma nah
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that my dear brothers and sisters slam teaches us to be independent. There's a great saying. Right, Heidi? related to
this may not be
From the statements of the prophecies, but it's a true statement, attributed to one of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and who was also he kept the secrets of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And they said, Do not be a man, don't be a blind follower, trend follower, don't look for trends to follow, be independent, be free letter can emerge in an unnatural way. So don't be like that. Don't do what people do.
be independent, do the right things. Stay away from wrong things.
This is what Islam teaches.
It frees us from our own desires, allows us to separate them and Ilaha Don't, don't be the slave of your own desires, that alone some other people's desires, or trends, or what they consider to be cool, or, you know, many people nowadays, they come in and say, Oh, I dress How I wish, you know, that. And they do certain things, they go out of their way to do certain things. And he like, who I am wearing this for myself, I'm doing this for myself, I'm making a statement. I'm doing this to my body and that to my body. I really, who are you trying to impress? me seriously.
You're telling me that you know, you really enjoy, you know, going through this process, putting yourself through this for like an hour or an hour and a half. And
some of which are very, very painful. People do painful things to themselves. And they're like, Oh, I'm doing I'm making a statement. I'm doing it because you know, I'm expressing myself.
Now I help you and I, again, I'm not trying to judge anyone or tell you to go and look, no, I'm just saying that we need to be careful. We need to be good because we all do this.
We do it we do it on social media, we do it in real life. We we do certain things just because everybody else is doing it or because we want to be praised or liked or noticed by people. And Islam comes and says, forget about all of this.
Try to mature, try to see the beauty in whatever Allah Subhana Allah examines, be yourself be true to yourself. Worry about what Allah Subhana Allah knows about you and not what people how people perceive you or what people think of you.
Now, while you still have to have higher and you have to have consideration for people's feelings and have courtesy, but overall generally speaking, that's not what determines your direction or your choices or your lifestyle.
What determines your lifestyle? Your choices are what pleases Allah subhanho wa Taala what Allah wants from me what Allah, you know, intends for you what purpose Allah has brought you to this life for.
I asked Allah azza wa jal to help us all. And I urge you brothers and sisters, to for those who are capable, who haven't especially those who have not performed Hajj, those who are capable and have performed Hajj doesn't hurt.
To do Hajj again. Actually, performing hajj again is a great source to increase your risk and to have yourself forgiven. Take advantage of this. Right especially now. Now a lot of people they're like okay, some people say oh, I already miss ramadan ramadan. Well, you don't have to miss out for too long. You don't have have to miss spirituality or being close to Allah for too long. You have another you're still you're in the show and hedge.
Hedge have just begun on the first day of this is still a great sacred season. Jump on this opportunity. Join us who knows
things may not be as easy. Next year. You may not be as capable next year, you may not be as healthy next year, you may not be around next year. Who knows. Take advantage of this join join us check out the hedge package that we have. I would love to have all of you to share with us. You know there's nothing like the bond that is created, you know during Hajj, may Allah Subhana Allah to Allah grant us the ability and the freedom and the safety and the security to perform Hajj. Tonight there will be no Friday family night program. We're off tonight. IOC youth committee is looking for applicants for the
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And may Allah subhanho wa Taala
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