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Jumuah Khutbah Aug.18,2017
Channel: Mohammed Faqih
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almost agreed upon that
the first revelation that must have had on what Allah sent to his and our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam is a crop.
And that famous event when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was all alone in the cave of Hira.
So, Allah subhanho wa Taala. The very first revelation is a clock, which means read or recite.
And then there's
the rest of the sutra itself in Accra are these five verses that make the first revelation revealed.
First, and then the rest of the sutra comes
after a couple of incidents that took place,
so I wanted to do a reflection over this sutra. And to be more precise, what the sutra begins with and what the sutra ends with.
So the sutra begins with fo B smear of beacon Levy, holla. Recite, in the name of your Lord who created
and of course the commandments, the order to read or recite is repeated again. In verse three ikura bucola. Crump, recite and your Lord is the most honorable or generous.
So the surah begins with this I call this Mirabella, the holla. Read or recite
in the name of your Lord, who created
he is your Lord because He created you and he created everything and everyone.
So the one that created is the one that we owe to respond to and worship and answer to. Does it make sense that he creates and then other than Him to be worshipped or obeyed.
So the surah begins with that. But very interestingly, the surah ends with another commandment. So if you were to just to break down the commandments, in this surah, you will find that Allah subhana wa Taala ordered his prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to do three things and he forbade him from doing one thing. So total number of commandments.
Four, do this, don't do this, do this and do this three, you know, total of four.
And the last command or the three commandments. So the first commandment is aircraft fleet. And it was repeated in verse three o'clock, autoboca lakra. Right. And the other three commandments are all in the last verse. So the sooner begins, Allah Subhana Allah orders his prophet to do something to read. And then the surah ends with the following, kill Allah to clear who was you doctorat
Ne do not obey Him. That's a prohibition. don't obey Him. And then Allah Subhana Allah says, What's good, prostrate, make salute. And then Allah Subhana Allah says, walk
and draw near, Come closer.
Very interesting. So let's break this down.
And by the way, this is something that every active actually
You know, I don't want to say every activist or every active Muslim or anyone that I think every Muslim should, should reflect upon and understand every single Muslim. And those of us who live here in the West, whether you are you like it or not,
you are an activist.
Passive, maybe maybe a passive one, a dormant, someone who's not, you know, paying attention to your role, and your position and time in history, right, or someone who's aware of it.
And those who are aware of it are of many times some that are very involved and active, and they're on the right path and others that are just trying different things. But I think everyone, or most people have good intentions. So it's important for all of us to reflect upon this because whether you realize it or not we all we are representing this religion, this religion that began with these commandments, and we are the ambassadors of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and Islam is going to be whether we like it or not, we can tell them all you know, we can tell people, especially non Muslims, don't judge Islam, you know, based on what you see Muslims doing and you
know, don't judge Islam through my actions, you can say that, oh, all you want. At the end of the day, Islam, they're going to look at Islam through through you through your actions, and the actions of other Muslims.
So, Allah Subhana, Allah begins the surah, with Accra, ordering the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to read,
Read in the name of your Lord.
And Allah subhanaw taala doesn't say read what is open.
Right? Some Some say, oh, read everything. No, read that which matters. That which you can read in the name of your Lord.
Because I tell you, most of us nowadays read, but most of us read things that don't benefit us. Nonsense, complete nonsense, always. Things that we when we on the Day of Judgment, see on our Book of Records, we're going to say why did I waste my time reading this? What did I benefit? What did I gain out of it?
So to help us out Allah Subhana Allah says, read in the name of your Lord.
Before you read anything, read it in the name of Allah for Allah.
Read it remembering that you are in the Presence of Allah isn't going to bring you closer to Allah is going to teach you something about a law about the world. It is going to make you a better person in the eyes of Allah, can you when you read that stuff?
Or look at it? Can you say Bismillah? In the name of Allah? Or would it not be appropriate.
So read in the name of your Lord. And by the way to compliment reading Allah Subhana Allah alludes to doesn't tell the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam use the pen. But Allah says, Allah Quran Allah, Allah will call him he's the one that taught by the pen, taught man that which he knew not animal in Santa mela, me to tell us that reading should be complemented with writing, if you want to really learn, reading will give you some information. But if you want to learn, then you have to write as well. You have to take notes you have to analyze, you have to know what you're reading, you have to come to a conclusion you have to read and you have to engage what you're reading, and of
course, the most important reading or citation that one must do.
And this is important to all of us about especially Muslims, especially those who are active or take their religion seriously the Quran,
the Quran, and it's one of the most shameful and painful realities is that Muslims don't even read the quarter.
We need to read the Quran, read it and analyze it and take notes.
For it has all the answers that we're looking for, or it will direct us in the direction of where we can find answers.
And one of the most
elements within this oma, are those people who don't read properly.
Either don't read the Quran or don't read the Quran proper properly. And these are the people who get fooled the most a pawn is able to deceive them.
People with whatever agenda they have are able to brainwash them.
And you will you will have these people doing things in the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala they're not founded upon the poor and or the prophetic tradition. That's because they don't read their blind followers or they're not. They don't they don't even atomize or think. And then you and I have to answer for their actions and for their choices.
And to be honest with you, I'm sick and tired of it. Just because someone does something in the name of something doesn't mean that it's legitimate.
May Allah Subhana Allah guide those who are stray, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala, readers of those who commit acts of violence in the name of this beautiful religion.
So Allah subhanaw taala says, read, and he is the one that taught man, that which he doesn't know, you cannot be.
And I and I have to be very careful here with my words. You can't be truly an active Muslim and be on the right path if you choose not to read.
If you don't read and analyze for yourself, read and analyze and reflect this religion of ours is not a religion that is based on emotions, or blind faith, or just, you know, some kind of social affiliation or or connection that we have. You can't do that.
You cannot be
I mean, it does affect your social life and your culture, but you can't that cannot be the basis of your Islam. Your Islam has to be based upon personal conviction and reflection.
It has to it has to be based on your knowledge. alarms are just as valid and Allah Allah Allah Allah you have to know. And in order for you to know, you have to read.
You have to read we cannot afford we see what what ignorance does.
We see what ignorance does.
What ignorance has been doing to our own ignorance, complete ignorance. So we have to read.
And we have to teach our children to read and our students to read.
And it may not be an easy thing, but we have to.
And I feel, by the way, very awkward that that I'm saying this.
And nowadays, we have people who can't read more than 140 characters.
And when people start responding or talking or acting, or reacting, without reading without analyzing, it could have very devastating consequences. May Allah subhanaw taala protect us. So Allah subhanaw taala tells the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam to read at the beginning of your mission, and throughout your mission, continue to read, read and reflect. Then Allah subhanaw taala if we fast forward, the surah tells us about an incident where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was praying. Then Abu Jamal came and he wanted to stop the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from praying in public or in the huddle you know Mecca Muslims are now heading there to
perform hajj and umrah Masha, Allah and there was a time where our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam couldn't worship Allah subhanaw taala or praying there was very risky for those of us who are you know, we think,
you know, I'm trying to hide my identity. I want to take off anything that might identify me as Muslim that because that's gonna keep me safe. Imagine if the province of the last 10 minutes will have a thought like that? Where would this religion have been?
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam at some point, someone came and it was very risky and he was risking his life but you know what, what is life without religion? What is your life without Dean? What is it that we live for?
Seriously, brothers and sisters, we have to really start confronting ourselves confronting our own insecurities and fears and
if you get rid of your identity if you hide your identity or if you change yourself, so what is this life good for them?
Whoever said was to Valley Hey, no tenemos Lima.
So, you want to live as a Muslim
and hope to die as Muslim.
But if you want to live, just I just want to live
what's the point? If you don't have Islam?
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Abuja had told him you can pray here.
And Allah Subhana Allah speaks about that. Right a lady and her I've done either Sala but then at the end, Alonzo adyen. After analyzing and responding to this particular incident, as far as what that tells us prophets, Allah, Allah tutor who may do not obey Him.
don't obey him.
Don't be intimidated. Don't fear him. Stand up for your right. Stand up for your freedom. Stand up for your religion.
You can't afford to do it. Your followers can't afford to do it. Future Generations cannot afford to do it.
And this is a great lesson to all of us, especially those of us right now who are confronted with all kinds of challenges and we're intimidated, we're scared, okay, should we hide? Should we keep local brothers and sisters, we cannot afford it.
We cannot afford it. Future Generations cannot afford it. And if there's any lesson that history should have told us, or taught us, whether it's our history or the history of any nation,
the history of any civilization,
of any people that sought freedom and dignity and glory, is that when you do not stand up for yourself
when you do not when you allow your oppressors are those who try to intimidate you, or scare you, when you allow them when you give them way, and when you give them the chance to do that. You're emboldening them, you're not making the situation better. Those of us who hope that, okay, if I hide maybe long enough, maybe I'll just survive, I'll make it and then they will go away. They're not going to go away.
Never happened in history. You're emboldening them.
So, you're and you're making the situation worse or harder for the future generations. Some, someone at some point has to stand up and say, Enough is enough, we're not gonna put up with this. wrong is wrong. demand justice and a stand up for what is right.
And if something happens to you, at least,
your offsprings or the future, future, the future is going to be much better for our children. But if we compromise if we change, if we stopped praying,
if we stopped wearing hijab, if we change our names, if we change our identities, what is going to happen? And I tell you, we may lose a generation or two but there will come in the future
of our own offsprings people who look back at us in curses,
history does not celebrate, or show mercy to cowards.
the only celebrates
those who stand up
with courage for what is right.
And you and I have every right to worship Allah subhanaw taala and makes a joke to Allah soldier.
And no one so Allah says, Allah, Allah toto do not obey Him. And then Allah Subhana Allah says, What's good, pray, make salute, continue to make videos. And I do not understand how could anyone be active, especially in the field of Dawa or represent Muslims and who doesn't pray?
Where are you going to get the strength that you need?
Where are you going to get the motivation that you need? The clarity that you need the guidance that you need? If you don't make sure you say Allah Subhana Allah tells me this prophet and he teaches us that suit was you'd make salute to Allah especially at night, especially when someone is with no one is seeing you makes to you and Allah Subhana Allah says walk up and get closer to Allah Subhana Tada. Let that be your aim.
Our goal is to get closer to Allah Subhana Allah and Allah azza wa jal in tells us through His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that,
that my servant continues to draw closer to me
through what I have obligated him to do, there is nothing that will bring you closer to Allah. When Allah Allah,
Allah, Allah to Allah, there is nothing that is better than that which Allah has obligated you to do so fulfill the obligations first. And then continue to seek Allah Subhana Allah and get closer to Allah azza wa jal. This is what this surah ends with. Tell him to get closer to Allah azza wa jal let that be your aim, not get you know getting closer to anyone or appealing to anyone or appeasing anyone is not going to get you anywhere. The one that you should be focusing on is Allah subhanho wa Taala. Get closer to Allah and the quickest, and the only way to bring you closer to Allah is to fulfill the obligations and then continue to pursue Allah subhanho wa Taala and do not stop there.
And it's very interesting that a lot of Virgil mentioned to Jude and then he mentions a pathetic, get closer to Allah. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us a horrible Maya Kunal Abdu. mirabito sajit
the closest you are to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah is one of your institute.
That's the closest, so any special or any special need any special complaint that you have? Get up, make will do and pray and
speak to Allah subhanaw taala confess to Eliza Jen and ask Allah as I say this and ask Allah subhanaw taala to make you an eye of those who listen and follow the vessel for they listen to Apollo the code was so thoroughly welcome
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Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Abadi Latina Safa inshallah tada tonight we have
discussion at 8pm and until a sharp
titled, The Devil's deception I invite you all to join me Charlotte Allah tonight for this discussion as part of our Friday family night program. We also have the hedge workshop this Sunday from 10am to 1pm. For those who are going to hedge in those who are not going to hedge very basic introduction of the hedge and the very various rites and rituals of hedge and it will be delivered by chef himself and myself.
Also this Monday we are it's
we are in sha Allah tala going to be holding. If Allah Subhana Allah allows us we're going to perform Salatu Yusuf Eclipse, Eclipse prayer insha Allah azza wa jal at 10:30am.
And it will be a great opportunity for us to understand or learn what the prophetic tradition is when there is an eclipse. I know a lot of people are you know, they might be excited and they're waiting for it and you know, to happen to observe and take pictures. But that's not what we are taught to do. When an whether it's solar or Lunar Eclipse takes place the process lm taught us what to do, and that's what we want to focus on. Now. I just want to remind you, myself that Allah subhanaw taala told the Prophet when you are confronted, or when you are, when you when you're dealing with challenges, Allah subhanaw taala always tells the prophet to pray. And by the way, ever
since this was revealed to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam we are told cannot have sudo ly Salalah a person either has ever Hussein phaseolus Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whenever something overwhelms him or whenever he's confronted with a challenge, the promise of time with rush to pray, Salah
Salah is is is a key ingredient and element without Salah No, you will not see happiness or success whether it's in your own individual life or family life or and we cannot succeed We are the masala that's our connection with you know to Allah subhanho wa Taala so this is a great opportunity for us to learn the sin of Salatu Yusuf It is to be performed in Jamaica in MSG, so it's not something that you can do on your own at work or at home. So please join us if you can initialize origin,
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Committee inshallah tada is announcing that the eight prayer tickets are now available. You can get them from Islamic Institute of Orange County, Islamic Society of Orange County, Islamic center of Irvine, and data center in Tustin, same thing as Aiden Fiddler it's going to be $1 per person for 10 years old and up in Charlottesville. You can purchase these tickets they're going to be available outside as well as in the office or any of these other massages insha Allah azza wa jal and once the official announcement is made of the eight day you will be told inshallah, it will be held at the angel stadium between Allah tala Robin Athena
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