Channel: Mohammed Faqih
In Alhamdulilah here
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verse 164 have sort of three says Nakajima nama meanie if he masuleh mean foresee him yet you know I lay him. He was a key Lima homolka one hikma what can Oh, Baba.
mobi Allah subhanaw taala in this ayah gives us
gives us a reason
to celebrate the man
and the mission.
The man is hammer sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And the mission is to take people out of darkness, the darkness of misguidance and falsehood
into the light of Islam and the light of guidance.
Allah subhanho wa Taala in this ayah reminds us
of his failure upon us one of the greatest blessings of a loss of Hannah what out of all time, one of the greatest blessings of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah upon humanity in general, but upon the believers in particular
is the fact that a loss of Hannah to Allah sent this prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and Alonzo JAL records that in this ayah Surah Emraan la padman Allahu Allah momineen Indeed, Allah azza wa jal has Allah subhanaw taala did confer Allah Subhana Allah has bestowed Allah subhanho wa Taala has endowed Allah subhanho wa Taala has placed has given has granted a great favor upon the believers.
A failure unlike any other favor, a blessing unlike any other blessing.
What is it or loss of Hannah with Allah that you have bestowed upon the believers? What is this one favor or law that is one of the greatest blessings. The fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala sent his birth a theme, the fact that Allah subhana wa to Allah when Allah azza wa jal sent among them Rasool Allah messenger mean unfussy him of themselves. And of course, this is mainly primarily addressing the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and those who were of his people sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and those who were of his time some of my family he was sent out but it applies to anyone who comes and follows their path. Anyone who makes comes to that realization.
Anyone that comes to that region
realization and then follows or responds to this man to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the same fashion. So it applies to you and me. It applies to each and every single one of us. Just like if I may draw a parallel here, it applies to the children of the Sahaba, the five year olds and the 14 year olds and the seven year olds and the and the eight year olds,
and the teenagers, the men and the women, and the young adults, and the elderly, in everyone that is wanting to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And for our youngster who are in the crowd here today, I want you to reflect upon this, this is not a message only for those who are familiar with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and those who are celebrating various occasions nowadays.
This is not for this is for all of us. This is your messenger and my messenger. This is your profit and my profit. He came to you there were amongst and if I may ask everyone to throw away and turn off all distractions, throw away and turn off all distractions, I want you to pay attention to this. This man came to you and me and as during his time,
responded to him the best of people.
And amongst those people who responded to him or young people like I did all day long run a danger of eight approximately,
and amongst a more very old people
who grew up upon various beliefs,
and misconceptions, and superstitions.
So when he came to relieve them from all of this, they responded, and it's the most intelligent, the most accomplished the best of each generation of each age group that responded to Him. May Allah Subhana Allah be pleased with them. So Allah azza wa jal reminds them reminds those who responded to him, I want you to listen to this.
Especially the young folks in the audience, I want you to pay attention to this. Allah subhanaw taala says to them, says to the Sahaba, one of the greatest blessings upon you, for which you should be thankful for for which you should feel privileged,
for which you should have the sense of responsibility you are distinguished,
you are distinguished is the fact that Allah has selected a man from from amongst you, he selected one of you, not only one but the best, the best, he was the best in his childhood. He was the best in his in his adulthood, Sal, Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he was the best family man, he was the best in his characters on the law, he will send them the best in every fashion in every way. The most impressive. so impressive brothers and sisters, so impressive, right. And I don't have time today to relate to you what people said about him, including those who did not necessarily follow Him,
including some of his enemies, including, and not only people who were present at his site, because someone might may argue and say yes, and when he and I wish I had, and I wish we had some of these people may have opposed to him, and they were jealous. And they challenged him, some of them but they knew him. They knew him, they could not deny the assertions that they have made before he came to them and said, Allah has chosen me to bring you a message. They could not, of course, delete, they could not wipe out from the memory of people that they themselves used to call him. And I mean,
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the truthful, they couldn't. What are, were they were they fools. They did call him that for a long time, as a matter of fact, rarely had people before the Prophet sallallahu Sallam became a messenger. They rarely had anyone referred to him who's not a family member as Mohammed.
They usually used to refer to him as what, what was the most common name? It even became a name was what I mean, he didn't choose it. He did not put that on his profile. He didn't put that title on his profile. They placed it on him.
And I mean, that was it.
That famous story, the problem solving law, I didn't tell him walking into Michigan, as price was trying to rebuild the Kaaba. They rebuilt the Kaaba, then came that, that point where now somebody has to put the black stone and there was only one black stone. So somebody has to put the black stone there who's going to do that?
Only one person can carry the black stone, which tribe or which clan is that person going to be from
And each claim claimed that, oh, we need we are more worthy of doing it. So they were about to fight amongst themselves. And then they said, Wait a minute, we can't fight here around the Kaaba over the cover. Let's not fight over this. Maybe someone can settle this. So let's look for a judge. They said, Okay, the first person to walk into the machine and the first person to walk into the masjid, we're going to ask that person to be what to judge, give us your judgment, give us your opinion. And it happened by the will of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, that that man was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his mid 30s. He wasn't even a prophet at that point. So when they saw him, they
were all excited. And I mean, oh, they were all relieved. They were all glad they were all happy and excited, not only bento Hashem his client, but everybody who can be a better judge than him.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave that beautiful or that, you know, brilliant idea, gave him that recommendation of bringing a sheet and, and placing the black stone on it. And then some, you know, getting one person, one representative from each clan. They all carry it until the Kaaba to wear the carpets. And then the Prophet himself picked it up and put it and everybody was fine with that. So my point here is that when he walked in, they were all really they were all happy and excited. And they all or some of them said, I mean,
that was their reaction. Who's better
to be a judge than the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and much more. Of course, one might say, okay, the people that loved him and believed in him, of course, they're going to say positive things about him, but they were people during his time that oppose him. They challenged him, but they could not. They could not question his character. They could not question his integrity. They could not question his trustworthiness, they could not question the fact that he cared
because he has a proven record sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So Allah azza wa jal is reminding the believers of that, but it wasn't only those people who came to know him, my dear brothers and sisters, and I want you to go look it up. By all means, write keep reading through this in your head, don't write it down. Now register this in your in your head. Look up what people said about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam after his time.
Look at what historians who did not even in theologians that did not even believe in Islam did not even follow. They were not even Muslim.
Look at what great French historian by the name of Alfonso, the lamartine said about him.
Look, look it up.
No man has ever achieved greatness local hammer, sallallahu alayhi salam in history. These are testimonies recorded by people who were objective and who were fair. So Allah just says you want to celebrate something. You want to recognize a near amount upon you. There are a lot of blessings at the individual level that Allah Subhana Allah has blessed each and every single one of us. Right, we're all blessed. Right? But as a community of believers, the greatest or one of the greatest blessings upon Allah upon us from Allah subhanho wa Taala is the fact that he sent this prophet to us lachemann Allahu Allah Nina is
unfussy him. But Allah azza wa jal did not just leave it at that. So it's the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam celebrating the Prophet is not about just, you know, you know, singing words of his praise and, and and you know, being excited about his birth or his, his his birth or something, Allahu alayhi wa sallam, these are great things but but that is not in and of itself. Something that you and I deserve credit for it.
That is not something that we deserved. That's not what the process of sending was sent for. The Prophet was not sent to be to be to be celebrated in that fashion and that fashion only, but it goes beyond that. So a lot of Zodiac breaks it down for us in this ayah Allah Subhana Allah says, Allah momineen masala mean unfussy him, what was it all Allah, besides his great character and the beauty of is a class of Allahu alayhi wa sallam and his creations on the mighty Selim. You can afford to fall in love with the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam in every way, but what was it honestly oh god, oh Allah about this prophet, Allah azza wa jal says, you have to do Allah him at his job was to
recite the verses of Allah He was the vehicle through whom Allah subhanho wa Taala delivered this message to us. This is what we need to celebrate. So you cannot celebrate the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam without celebrating the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam you cannot celebrate the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam without reciting the words that the Prophet was sent to recite upon us. You cannot claim to have love for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and have no love or attachment to the words that he brought some of the law
Who will send them at the verses of Allah Subhana to Allah, the signs of Allah azza wa jal, the words of Allah, the Almighty.
And that's why if you love the property, you will love the Quran. And you will love the commentary of the Prophet and the explanation of the Prophet, the student of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and if you oppose the book of Allah as origin, or the prophetic tradition, then you you claim to love the prophet or honor or respect the Prophet is all false means nothing.
Yet to do it, that was his job to recite the verses, so you have to recite them yourself.
But it doesn't stop there was a key him and he came to Sanctify them, purify them, make them better individuals, make them enhance their good manners and,
and their character. Now I say, Oh, this is who I am, accept me as No, but get rid of their vices, cleanse themselves, look at what the prophet sallallahu wasallam did.
With, with the early companions, look at what his teachings what his example how he, Allah Subhana, Allah inspired the Sahaba to change, they actually transformed, they changed.
They changed. And that's why you can't be a true lover or or a follower of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam unless you allow the message to change you to transform you.
Change is inevitable. It's happening as we speak. But how you change and it's a process. It's not something that happens overnight. It's a lengthy process, and sometimes a bunch of processes taking place at the same time. And it requires commitment.
And, and and they were willing to do it. And throughout history, there have been people who are willing to do that.
So don't only celebrate, it's not about you know, but rather be inspired by his example carry this this burden of his Salalah Kim, but it doesn't stop there where you are leaving him on keto and pick him up. And he taught them the book and the Wisdom, his tradition, and hey, can you hear me is the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he taught them that in the Sahaba learned and for anyone to claim that the prophet SAW Selim failed in his mission, to teach them
and to supervise their learning process
and the province or send them the approval of their of the level that they reached. We're not saying that they were all perfect, but the Sahaba are gonna lie and we're taught by the best of teachers, they were the best of generation. So Allah Subhana Allah says they should celebrate that. They should be grateful for that for the fact that he came to teach them and they learn. That is what is worthy of celebration. That's an if any one of us. If you and I do the same thing, we go back to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam realize how how blessed we are that Allah as we just sent him to us,
and recite the verses that he recited and learn them and sanctify ourselves and purify our manners and laughed and hearts in the same fashion, or to the best of our ability and learn what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to teach us the book and the Wisdom, the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam learn, like the Sahaba did, then then we can celebrate.
Then we can celebrate
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in error misguidance they were lost. So that is what we celebrate the fact that a loss of hallows Allah guided us through this man, be Abby who owe me something Allahu Allahu wa sallam. We're celebrating guidance, because we know that this path is going to take us back to Allah subhanho wa Taala and allow us to reunite with him. So Allah Allah goes on. It's the path that we're celebrating is the Dharma that we're celebrating
the Dharma from hammer sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that's what we're celebrating.
And we should thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for that, but we should renew our commitment to this day our while the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the man or the human being died sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his spirit in the spirit of his dad was his dad was still alive
and we should embrace it I asked him also panatela to make you and I have those who listen and follow the vessel for they listened to Apollo had the goal was for Allah honey when you're away from the Camino Allah for him.
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My dear brothers and sisters, listen to this Allah Subhana Allah has laid upon our shoulders upon us
a responsibility and a manner of trust, if you will.
This is collective upon all of us, not some of us, but all of us, each and every single one of us.
And that is the manner of carrying the Dharma of Allah and His messenger.
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Yeah, their own a little higher call to that, which is good. Where am I don't wanna build my roof and they enjoy and what is good, they stand up for what is good. They fight for what is good. They advocate for what is good, they spread what is good. They command what is good. They demand what is good.
And they stand up against evil, they change evil. They don't participate. They don't, they don't become immune to they don't normalize.
They don't become desensitized to evil. They continue to resist.
They continue, they continue to challenge
they continue to contain, they continue to fight evil
in all of its forms.
Allah subhanaw taala says, Let there be from amongst you people who stand up for them who take upon that responsibility. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his own words.
He places this upon our shoulders.
Belly who heard me, convey on my behalf, for those who are true in their love for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who wants to celebrate Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam as the Prophet was to come back today, what do you think he's going to be asking you or expecting from you and I
to carry on with his spirit sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
The Sahaba were devastated when he was when he when he died from the law. When the news came to them, some of them were in denial. Some of them were in shock.
they were in denial. Some of them couldn't withstand the idea of the prophet SAW Selim not being nice, not being there anymore. But then the alojado came took charge and he reminded them if you worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you worship Mohammed has passed away, if you worship Allah Subhana Allah Allah is Ever living.
On another occasion, early on, when when when there was rumor that the prophet SAW Selim was killed in the Battle of
Allah Subhan. Another said to his people, he said, What are you doing? They said, the prophet passed away, or was killed, he says, so. Matthew,
what is life after the Prophet get up and fight for the same cause Kumamoto, Allah tala
is the cause for which you were here.
So the Prophet said, part of your responsibility. My responsibility is Benihana. Even if it's a verse, even if it's one thing, that's what the prophet SAW was and would want you to do.
celebrate his message and go share it with people.
defend his honor, some Allahu alayhi wa sallam carry this burden of Dawa
to the path of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam well, la he without that, without that responsibility without that mission.
There is no value to anything that we have. Because that means that we have we have no appreciation for the greatest number of Allah subhanaw taala upon us. Because it's a narrative that goes beyond you and me it's not a narrative that is that was given to us before and was not given to each one of us. A copy was given to each one of us so that we can keep it to ourselves. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his teachings were not given to each one of us, so that we can just you know, feel privileged and put it like a plaque or like some sort of trophy at home. No, but rather to share it and spread it.
So my dear brothers and sisters Today I would like to appeal to you on this blessed day of this blessed month of Ramadan, as we remember our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Remember his mission sallallahu alayhi wa sallam what he lived for what he was willing and what he died for what he was willing to die for. What he said whether even if they put the sun and the moon in my hands, I would not let go this down. I will not let go of this mission. This is the mission of you and I this is our mission.
So Alhamdulillah we have been blessed in this Masjid to
take steps, just to show to be serious about this mission. And Alhamdulillah we have been very active, especially with some of those brothers and sisters who are in charge of this program, the outreach program that we have. We have
we have the message has been open. And we have perhaps I don't know of any other machine to be honest with you nationwide that has a designated full time and part time individuals who, whose whose job their sole job and focus is outreach and our delivering this message.
And to welcome people who came who would come to seek this message.
Right. So and Hamdulillah, I was I was so excited to see to see some of the sets that we have here from our our department, our our outreach department for the year 2017. You know, we have so far up to date, this is so far this year, and we still have and this is a very busy season, the holiday season is a busy season. So these numbers are going to definitely increase by the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala we have we have had about 46 tours in the masjid. This is 46 groups, different groups, different numbers, right of people from various congregations, churches, high schools, colleges and universities, coming to the masjid, taking a tour and being exposed to the community
and to our beliefs. And to Islam learning about Islam Islam one on one, right, this this, these are people coming here.
We also through these
tours and outreach programs we reached close to or more than actually 845 people. Right. In addition to that this is one program. The other program that we have is presentations at schools, colleges, churches and universities, so far conducted 21 of them. And each one of these you're talking about, I mean, I don't have the the average number, but you're talking about at least at least a classroom, like a full classroom of 20 people or more. Right. And in some of these presentations actually are a number of classrooms coming together.
So this is the second program that we have where we go brothers and sisters from our outreach program, go actually and teach people or respond to their questions. And through these programs alone, we were able to reach 1190 people participants, you do the math divided by 21, you will find what the average number of participants were right. We also have another program a third program that is part of our outreach program, which is tables that we do that our tables, the information, informational, basically activities that we do, where we were able to set up 25 our outreach tables at malls and various shopping centers, and events.
So reaching people in the 1000s, directly or indirectly. And then in addition to this, we know that Alhamdulillah we've been very busy this year so far so far up to date, we have 49 people that came in embrace Islam here in this Masjid, Allahu Akbar 49 people this year, this is 2017 please move forward and fill in the gaps 49 people and we know that taking care of these people and guiding them. And providing mentorship program is one of our top priorities. And that's why we have one of the most successful new Muslim support systems or programs Alhamdulillah where we give them
some new Muslim kit like what I have here, it contains prayer rug scarf for the sisters and some printed material, right for them. And we provide them with mentors, we have I'm told that hamdulillah we have 36
brothers and sisters who are acting as mentors for the new Muslims and we welcome more people in the show metalla who would like to come get the training, become certified and help us in this great blended effort in sha Allah Allah, we have weekly classes for them, we have social and you know various programs for them. Now
what can you do? Join us simply and join me after the Salah inshallah to Allah as I come back to you and tell you how you can be the nilang to Allah help May Allah subhanho wa Taala make you an eye of those who call to that which is good. May Allah subhana wa Taala accept the little that we're doing. May Allah subhanaw taala send his peace and blessings upon His messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah Masha slam on muslimeen allama Jana Dean, Allah Mohammed brimelow
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