Jumuah Khutbah June 8, 2018
Channel: Mohammed Faqih
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Let us focus and enjoy
and savor and cherish
and reflect and connect and internalize
not only in this football, but the entire day, and whatever is left of the month of Ramadan.
This is the last Friday
in this year's Ramadan, year 1439 of the hero of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam just want you to take a second moment right now just let that sink in.
what has it been like?
At least this last hour or this
last Friday of the month.
Unlike some of the previous years, it's not the last day or the day before the last day we still have five very precious,
very profound, very
valuable days and nights left of the month of Ramadan.
These five days can make whatever difference you are looking for. Whatever effect you're searching for, whatever
you know, answer you are desperately pursuing. You might find that
In the next five days, or five nights,
every hour counts.
Many people think that
the more the month progresses, the less value
there is, the more valuable, it's quite the contrary, it becomes more and more valuable.
Now, it's not the time to say, Oh,
But rather, let me catch whatever I can. And let me end
this race as a winner.
So this is the last the final leg of this journey of ours. And we ask Allah to bless us and to bless our time and to bless our health and to
grant us of His grace, and allow us
to become even better in the month in whatever is remaining of the month of Ramadan.
And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to make us of those who caught or who will catch and have the opportunity to be blessed, or later to cut.
It's not over.
It's not over. So one powerful element of this month that I would like to focus on today in the hood is the power
of the Quran.
We have mentioned in the past,
one of the mysteries of the month of Ramadan, one of the reasons if not the primary reason, why the month of Ramadan has such a profound effect on us.
effect, we see it
we become different people, we become better people, we are at our best. And I know that someone might say but, you know, it also exposes some of my faults, but that is still to your advantage. Even some of the weaknesses that we have that get exposed in the month of Ramadan.
Part of the benefit of Riba debt, whether it's Salah in German, or
Zakat, or fasting or even hedge, in addition to the to to the fact that it refines us and sanctifies us and it also part of that process, that cleansing process is exposing the faults, the shortcomings, the temperaments, the flaws,
the issues that we have, and it allows us It gives us granted the chair the chance to confront ourselves
and look deep
into our own souls and, and and psychological makeup and emotional state
and hold ourselves accountable and see what is it that I can do to read myself on this.
So even the flaws that surface
when we are fasting, when we experienced fasting when the month of Ramadan begins, that is still a benefit. Because you can do something about it.
That allows you the chance to do something about it.
Nonetheless, the month of Ramadan comes and it empowers us. And we mentioned that
part of the reason we experienced whatever we experienced in them in the month of Ramadan is because we are now exposed to the Quran, we finally get a chance
to have more
and increase dosage of of the book of Allah the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala
they're more or Anna's recited in the month of Ramadan than any other month. Right.
The Quran is completed recited in various forms and
in the month of Ramadan more than any other month that you can think of.
The Quran is celebrated in the month of Ramadan more than any other time of the year.
This is just a fact.
This is the reality of it. And this has been the case since the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we hope that it will continue to be the case until the end of time.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself
though he always received messages
Quranic message and he always recited the Quran sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was never detached. He was never disconnected.
In the month of Ramadan, there was something special there was a special process that would take place between him and Jewry. gibreel will come to him every single day in every single night
and revise the Quran with him.
Right, he will come to Him
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will go with jabril over the entire floor and or whatever was revealed up to that point.
Every year, they will cover it once.
And let me just be more accurate and correct.
You know, the claim that's every single day or every single night I don't have evidence for that. So I take that back. Let me just correct myself. The point is that every single Ramadan, the Prophet sallallahu, Alayhi, wa sallam and jabril had a chance to revise the Quran the entire plan from the beginning, all the way to the last verse that was revealed
up to date.
And this happened every single year once. It could have happened every day, or I mean, daily, small portions or all at once Allahu Allah. I don't want to speculate.
However, the last Ramadan of the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it happened twice.
The last one was one of the life of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in jabril, went over the entire plan or gibreel went with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam over the entire plan twice in that month.
And that was actually an indication, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam took that as a hint that it was the end. And that's when he later revealed to Fatima May Allah Subhana Allah be pleased with his with her, his daughter, he revealed with her that that could be an indication
that his time is up sallallahu alayhi wa sallam six months after that, he passed away.
So so the Quran, we are now all of a sudden
exposed to it, we listen to it. And the Quran has profound effect on people, I may have told you this in the past. Some of you may have heard this. But few years ago, one of our students was at the hospital, visiting someone. And as that student student was, was waiting, and they in the emergency room, maybe some emergency rooms, we have beds next to each other with a curtain dividing or with it with a wall, and they're very close.
So as she was waiting by the bedside of that individual she was visiting, she started reading.
And when people read for and there is this, you can hear the humming, it sounds like humming, but it's actually they're actually reciting those who are familiar with a plan you may be able to make.
Or really, you know, recognize what they're reciting what sewer or what verses they're reciting.
And then next door
to or Next, the bed next to this individual she was visiting. There was a man
And every time the recitation
started, or she was reading, the man will will say sound, the sound that was nurses will come thinking that maybe one of the monitors or one of the devices that that are connected to him are making some sound. So they come they check everything, everything is fine. But of course, when nurses or any
medical personnel come comes, you know,
there's an interruption, so she she automatically looks in, she stops reading, and he's like, Oh, it's gone. It's gone.
Eventually this happened, you know, it happened apparently, once or twice or three times. She realized that maybe it's
her reading is what is causing this man to question about the sound.
So if so she turned to him or she went to me. She said, Sir, Did I disturb you or bother you?
He said, Were you the one making that noise? She said, yeah, it's not it's not a noise I was actually reading. So what were you reading?
What were you reading? What is that? She said I was reciting the Quran is perhaps
What is the
sort of relation that God sent to his final messenger? And it's God's words, God's actual words.
He's like he was blown away. She said, Do you mind me asking? Why? Why are you? What is it that about it that caught your attention, he said, whatever you were reciting, whenever you started reciting, I felt something, unlike anything that I have felt before.
unlike anything that I have felt before, whatever that is,
you need to make sure that you deliver it to every household in America.
She said, Why? He said, because this message, or this book has the power to transform the world.
It has the power to change the world.
This is coming from this is not a story from the past.
This is someone that that that that that wouldn't, when this person came to me to report this. I had never seen this individual in that state before. They
they didn't know what what what to say.
we are so used to it,
you see certain very effective medications. If you take them in small doses, if you take them over a period of time, your your body your system gets gets used to it.
But the very same medication, even a small dosage, or even a small amount of it, to someone who's not used to it to someone who's who's taking it for the first time.
It could have a powerful impact on them. And they're like, what is this? What is this?
This is the Quran.
So you and I have to ask ourselves, how does the Quran or how is the Quran transforming? What kind of effect is it having on me?
Am I the same person, after 2425 days or nights of reading the Quran on my own and listening to the Quran being recited, and I'm telling you about a story of a man who didn't even understand what was being recited. And this is from the, from the miraculous nature of the Quran, that it affects people, even those who don't understand what is saying, because these are the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And they're so powerful.
They may not be able to intellectually connect with it or understand the message, but it still it will affect them
at a spiritual level at an emotional level that will affect them, they can't even explain what it is.
I have tested this multiple times here in our own Masjid, I've seen people, their eyes flowing with tears as they were listening to the Quran being recited right from the spot. And they were not even people who understood the language. And in some cases, they were not even Muslims.
And it was their first time to hear that.
So you and I have to ask ourselves, perhaps part of the reason we sometimes do not experience that kind of effect is we are not getting exposed to the poor and enough we're not eating the poor and enough.
That's one factor. Factor number two or possibility number two is we are not connecting with the poor Elena.
We need to take it to the next level. Some of us may be reading the Quran every day.
But our connection with the Quran is weak. We need to take the relationship that we have with the poor and to the next level. start connecting with it. Reflect ponder.
Number three, and when I say Connect, I'm talking about understanding it and applying and connecting with it and trying to see what it's telling you.
The Quran came in Allah subhana wa tada says, Why don't xeno Amina Nima who was Shiva matalin meaning this is the effect of the correct but this will not happen until we connect.
Number three, the third factor maybe some of us are connecting or we understand the Quranic message. And but maybe we're not committed enough we're not applying it.
The Quran is supposed to produce real change
and it doesn't have to be a complete transformation or or
Change like overnight, people think that your entire life just turns upside down No, not necessarily.
It could be just one subtle change one thing at a time.
But there has to be changed. There has to be commitment we have to respond. And two weeks ago I gave you an example of that one of the areas where there's a habit of going out and in responded to the poor and was whenever the poor and call them to something, someone in that community, if not all of them or most of them, you know, responded.
Come do such and such they responded. A loss of habitat I said in the poor add in a hurry to shame upon a carabiner como la de el banco effin hombre one major, Allah Subhana, Allah told them about the effect the negative effects of alcohol
and gambling and told them that it will, it will distract you and take you away from the remembrance of Allah We also document the karela de Sala, takes you away from salah and from the remembrance of Allah to hell and to move the hood and I'm gonna address them, are you going to stop? Are you going to forbid yourself? What did they say? into hyena into Hina acid, then the Quran spoke
the Quran spoke, Allah spoke, over done. And we're talking about alcohol. And some of them were addicted.
Right, some of them violated even after that, but it took them some time to get over. But the point here is that they responded. They didn't ignore the commandment. They didn't say well, this is not you know,
they didn't say I can't help it. They responded when the poor and said come spend, give lantana Don't try to fool me, man, Metro hipbone.
let abubaker do it or a man or a draft, madam now they got plenty. I'm not the only one here who said no, this is addressing me each one of them took this as a personal message. This is a message from Allah subhanaw taala from my Lord, my Lord is speaking here.
I asked a lot. So just to make you an eye of those who listen and follow the best of what they listen to. May Allah Subhana Allah make us of those who respond. Apollo has a bone was sulfuryl la honey with a professor purohit
Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam O Allah reverdy Latinos.
Dear brothers and sisters, speaking of the of the power of the Quran
last week, Saturday in particular, we had our 12th annual and competition, please move forward balclutha Come and fill in the gaps that are people standing. And they don't actually have to stand because we have plenty of space. So please, squeezing and move up. We had our 12th annual competition for 12 years we've been doing for our competitions. And so how long every year, we discover gems within our community. Right? And this is not because some people think that okay, this is just for the kids. No, no, this is what everybody
and some of the most
some of some of the most incredible examples is when you see families come together parents, memorizing with their children and competing with their children come together.
When you see a father and a son, a father that you know makes a deal with his son, you memorize and I will compete with you and I will memorize as well humbled himself. When you see people over the year those who were participating almost every year feeling like I have done 12 major suitors, maybe a total of
five or six or seven Just let me continue let me and that inspires them or propels and pushes them further towards finishing the examples of siblings close in age will come together and say, you know, I have tangency between them the entire time
And is memorizing that household.
Examples of children born or raised here that we thought we'll never be able to connect with this is in Arabic anyways, they don't know Arabic memorizing the entire Quran, some of whom and I'm hamdulillah Allah Subhana Allah blessed us with very talented, highly qualified for our teachers here amongst our brothers and sisters who recite the Quran better than the average Imam.
And I'm not exaggerating. Some of them bright line, some of them right beside better than me. In terms of their tweet and their eloquence, we're talking about people, children and people born or raised here.
Beautiful examples of people not only first but second generation,
children whose parents were born here, or their grandparents were born here,
memorizing good portions of the Quran, some of them memorizing the entire Quran
miracles, this is nothing less than America we have a living there for those of us who are looking for miracles. You have it
each copy of of it there is there there are multiple copies as many miracles in this room as there are copies here. Each one of them contains a miracle a living miracle.
They were betting that the Prophet sallallahu I think was send them a message he's not gonna go beyond his life.
Some of them attempted. Lazarus Murali had them for an Waldo fi
go distract, create distractions. accused Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam falsely, right? This is not gonna go anywhere. And this Quran Allah Subhana Allah promise in it was able to overcome and will continue to overcome and nothing can overwhelms the book of Allah azza wa jal. And as Allah said, manaphy that these are the words of a lot of soldiers. They're more powerful than anything.
They're more powerful than anything. They're more powerful than any entity. They're more powerful than any plot. They're more powerful than any individual. They're more powerful than the Jim's they're more powerful than demons. They're more powerful than Shelton. That alone was shameful.
And if everyone was to gather together,
if everyone if all
evil forces came, you know, came together put their their their their efforts and their resources together. To overcome it one lucky they will not be able to overcome it. If this Quran was going to go anywhere, it would have gone it would have disappeared long time ago.
We're still seeing we're seeing you know, people digging out of their walls,
out of their walls, copies of the must have
that they hit
in various parts when the communists took over. Go look it up. Google it. They're taking it up. We heard about people who had underground, they have Duffield circles, they were memorizing the Quran, no one was able to destroy it, and it will never be destroyed. No,
Allah Subhana Allah brought it over, it helped hands and none of it happened. And eventually Allah Subhana Allah will lift it and take it. And that would be at the end. Until then we have access to it. And Allah subhanaw taala allows us to read it, and recite it and be touched by it and experience it live, according to it,
and engage it and lots of habitat has given us that chance in spite of our deficiencies and our shortcomings. So Pamela, I don't want to take too long. I need to conclude right here a loss of habitat is showing us so one of the one of the powerful experiences that I have every year in the month of Ramadan is this program competition begins because as I said, we see examples just powerful examples tomorrow in sha Allah azza wa jal, we're going to reveal the name of the winners of the Quran competition. And this year we do have,
we have which is amazing examples. I want you to come tomorrow night and just just be part of this, even if your child or is not part of the just come in and see. There are a couple of,
of examples that I want you to to experience and see just like we experienced.
This is the power of this book.
And on the 29th night, that the day of the 28th
the eve of the 29th show Lazlo john, we're going to conclude the presentation with a plan and do Hartman Come and join us for that as well be in LA to Allah inshallah. Tada
Prayer is expected it will be held in Sharla at the Honda center
outdoors and we will announce the exact you know read officially
when when the when assembly of Muslim jurists of North America
make their announcement
nonetheless, it's expected to be on Friday in Sharma as well. So make your plans accordingly
and take the day off celebrated is a weekly read and is the annual rate as well consigning so make sure that you can get an electric bill right will begin at 7am prayer will be began inshallah tada at 730 sharp so make sure that you come before seven o'clock make sure that you get there before seven o'clock via the letter Allah, we remind you also to pay your as a carton filter. We have specially designated boxes and labeled the cattle filter we are
suggesting to do $15 per person in your household. And if you're expecting a child before the end of Ramadan, you should also pay for that for that child.
If If you don't know whether you're going to have a child before by it or not, you know to be on the safe side And may Allah Subhana Allah bless that child of yours. You should also consider paying for them I OC, Islamic Institute of Orange County will organize a digital brunch for kids with special needs and their families. You can register [email protected] minute Academy Saturday school summer camp for six weeks starting on June 26. ending on August 3, ages three to 12 so for more information, you can you will find a poster upside check it out or contact the Saturday the school beaten the lucky to either please I highly
Well, I request from you from all of us from every single one of us to make sure that we do our best and whatever is left of the month of Ramadan, please make sure that you also take advantage of the opportunity that we have and donate generously. By the way when it comes to prayer. We will not there will be no charges for parking lot. But that doesn't mean that they will not not it will not cost us anything. We're actually paying that in advance on your behalf. So make sure that inshallah tada that you contribute anywhere else you will have to pay $15 or $20 per vehicle. So make sure that you help us cover the costs insha Allah azza wa jal
and it's not as it's not a it's not a small amount. It's a very really a large amount and as it is we are running serious deficit this year. So please help us and inshallah, as so Pamela I was told this morning, actually, today's collection, everything that that we're going to collect today and tonight in sha Allah azza wa jal for for the masjid will be matched will be matched. So everything that you're going to give today, give do your best someone else is going to match that. So Al Hamdulillah May Allah Subhana Allah bless these individuals and their families
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