Channel: Mohammed Faqih
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dear brothers and sisters, Allah subhana wa tada says in the Quran
in the eighth sutra
and the first few is that surah
particularly I two through four,
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lots of handle data describes the believers, we very often hear the word movement or movement, or we hear a loss of data addressing us as believers. Yeah, even Divina Mmm.
And of course, the first of the believers were the companions of the prophets of Allah when he was head of the Prophet himself, and his companions and those who followed him, of the members of his household May Allah subhana wa Tada, his peace and blessings be upon him, the members of his household and the companions who followed his path.
So they were the first responders, the first people to respond to the call of allies origin
and in these eyes a loss of Hannah with radical than what it takes to be a to a true believer.
And what we have to do brothers and sisters in order for us to be true followers of these great individuals. We need to know what it takes or what it means to be a true believer.
We unfortunately have become
An oma in a generation of slogans.
We celebrate. And remember
these great memories and these great days,
like the day of lots of how to save Moses from Pharaoh, or like the day or the occasion where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made that
great journey from Mecca to Medina.
Or the other things that happened, we remember some of the great sacrifices made by that first generation of our oma the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we remember those who gave up their lives
to protect the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and his message
or to further advance
the spread of this message. We remember people like armor, and Pharaoh for the love of Allah was brutally killed in assassinated, while leading people in prayer to prayer.
In the mercy of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. We are in turn, remember people like us men or their loved one who was brutally murdered.
Yet he was willingly
He didn't want to instigate or start a fifth in our division in the city of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. So he didn't mind getting killed. We remember earlier the Allahu Allahu Allah, who was again, killed, we remember so many other people.
And we remember at the center of the lavon, who was killed, standing up for his principles, but we often what we forget is the principles,
the principles for which these people stood, for which they live, and for which they die.
So if we remember them, and if we celebrate there, and then if we praise them and preset and and, you know, remember how great they were, without following their footsteps? How good is that?
It is the principle that matters. I remember that.
In the midst of the chaos of the Battle of
and another passes by a group of companions who lay down their arms, sitting, depressed, crying,
devastated by something, he said, What are you doing?
You need to defend you need to stand up you need to the job's not done. The machine is not completed. They said Didn't you hear what happened? Is that what happened? Isn't the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam was killed?
So he said, so.
So what are you doing sitting here?
Get up and fight for the same cause that he fought for, for any few months died and die for the same cause that he died for.
You just sit there and cry all day long.
They live for something and they die or something. When it's for a law, and they die for Allah.
So today, brothers and sisters,
as I continue with this series, on how to purify our souls, and how to cleanse our hearts,
we must take
a day or two or three or four, or maybe a lifetime and reflect and ponder upon these verses.
How many times do we hear the word or the name of Allah?
On a daily basis? How many times do we utter that? How many times do we remember Allah subhanho? wa Taala?
Those of us who remember a lot, but what kind of effect does that remembers have on us?
What kind of reaction do you get? How many times do we hear that?
What kind of reaction or impact is on have on us?
What about prayer? How many times do we get the chance to pray? Some of us respond to us.
And those who respond struggled with wisdom, humility in philosophy, they can focus for sure it's not even present. Very often we pray and we don't even remember what we decided in prayer. And I'm not here to make you or me feel bad. But I'm just trying to, to remind us of our reality.
a reality that we often complain about some of us maybe became numb to we became desensitized, so we just accept it when we move forward.
So Allah subhanaw taala in this in this is
of what it means to be a true believer.
So Allah the Almighty says, In surah, Medina, Ethiopia Rama was in a coup, that the believers, the true believers are only those
who when Allah is mentioned, their hearts become full of fear
When Allah is mentioned, not only when they mentioned a lot, but when Allah as mentioned,
their hearts are full of fear once in a
way that to the
end, when the verses are when the signs of Allah when the eyes of Allah when the words of the Almighty
recited upon them when they hear them, not only when they read it, but when they hear it from anyone, no matter who that person is.
it increases their faith and their commitment and their certainty.
In the words of the Almighty are recited and when they hear it, they respond to it and the level of Eman increases should suck.
And upon their Lord, they rely on their full to full token Allah subhanho wa Taala.
I mean, we declare this every day in the salon.
We say ear canal but it is you who we worship, we are going to stay in it is your health that we seek. We say that every day.
But does it have the same effect upon us?
Then Allah subhanaw taala described them to be those who stablish the prayer, Salah,
Salah, this is what distinguishes a believer from a non believer.
do not consider yourself a believer. I shall not consider myself a believer if we do not establish Allah, if Allah subhanaw taala calls upon us five times a day. And if we continue to ignore him five times a day, where is the belief?
Allah subhanaw taala talks about those who don't pray.
And then just like everybody else done in Arabic,
and on that day, when they die, the drive is not going to be to the mall or to the movie theater, the drive is going to be to Allah subhana wa tada
they're going to be carried to a loss of
their souls will be taken to Allah, and their bodies will be taken to the grave.
In Arabic, Liam, he didn't mess up. But unfortunately for us,
He neither believe nor did he prayer, what hasn't been
a loss of habitat also describes the believers, the true believers to be of those when we met as of now we have people and those who spend from that which we give them. These are true believers. You're not a true believer if you're not capable of giving back from what Allah has given you.
And if you say it's mine, like little children do, it's very child from when we let our children when they do that. You give them something to share with someone else. And they say, Oh, no, it's mine. It's not yours. We act like that. We adults act like that. Allah blesses us with health and wealth and intelligence and skills. And then we say it's mine. It's all mine.
And we fail to share and give
with a loss of power that expects that from us. So the true test of a man is whether we realize that all of this is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and you give back, you give credit to Allah azza wa jal. You give thanks to Allah and you try to get some credit for yourself by giving back and sharing. That's a true believer
in Allah subhanho wa Taala, to affirm to affirm and confirm this. And the last verse, he says, una ecohome you know, these are not my words. Allah subhanaw taala says, those are the believers truly, these are the true believers who are akin to haka, which means, you see initially Mr. Somehow kind of confirms that the true believers in them and we know the believers are not, but those who do such and such
and then at the end of last paradises,
indeed, these are the believers that means if you do not do that, if you do not belong to these categories, if you do not have these qualities and these traits, then you're not a true believer, and you are to work on yourself.
And this is what we need to engage in.
Sisters, deprive us from having a soft heart that responds to the remembrance of Allah and that response to the words of Allah that responds to the commandments of Allah. Many things. Unfortunately, our hearts have been exposed to a lot of faith. In Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us, you ought to be protective of this heart for viewers. Why? Because your safety in this life and in the Hereafter your salvation in the Hereafter is contingent on the fact that your heart remains pure. Allah subhana wa tada says, yo man, a pharaoh, man, whatever. On a day, he's talking about the Day of Judgment, where nor children, or
wealth your children or your wealth, will not be of any benefit will not bring you any profit whatsoever.
Your children will not benefit you. Your wealth will not benefit you in lemon law. Have you convinced Jerry except he who comes to a loss of power with Allah with a sound heart?
So how do we maintain
a sound heart in this life? Knowing that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to us that indeed, in your making
in your body, there is this part?
And I will just remove it, that's all I have for him. Just look, if it's good, if it's healthy, if it's fewer than the whole body would be good. What is that percentage and if it's ruined, or corrupted, then the whole body is corrupted. And in the process, it is the heart.
The heart there are lots of data as we said before, quoting the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam.
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It is the place and the sparker of loss of habitat examines
in Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah the Almighty does not look or examine. He doesn't look at your physiques, your images, things that I love how that looks at your heart and your deeds, the quality the state of your heart and the quality of your deeds. So how do we do this? First of all, brothers and sisters, we ought to be aware of the things, the factors
that the corruptive factors, that as they seep into the heart, if they take over the heart, they ruin the heart.
They destroy the heart. And in some cases, they kill the heart, and sometimes beyond repair, so you have to be very careful.
And I'm not going to list them in order, but of those most dangerous elements that ruin the heart is turning away from the remembrance of Allah.
Allah, Allah subhanaw taala actually was a swimming out of victory and whosoever turns away from my remembrance.
Remember how we said when allies remembered the true believers their hearts respond,
their hearts respond. That means the opposite is true.
People who don't have belief in their hearts when Allah is mentioned, their hearts don't respond.
In fact, they turn away from a lot so what happens a lot hardens their hearts.
Allah says Omen Alba and victory in he who turns away from my remembers famous illumination company would have hard, harsh
That's why no matter how much a person has in his or her life, if they don't have a law, if they don't have connection with their Creator, they're going to be depressed.
So wacha turning away from the remembrance of Allah,
the love of this material world and being so attached to it attachment to this world gets between you and Allah subhana wa tada and ruins the hearts
negative or bad companionship. Allah subhanaw taala warns us, it will pay him or him Allah says that people who surround themselves with wicked people, their hearts die.
People who surround themselves with wicked people who distract them from the remembrance of Allah. But here's the irony brothers and sisters on the Day of Judgment. In fact, even before the Day of Judgment at the time of death, people regret these relationships.
When they see those individuals that they spent so much time and a lot of money in some cases
just to be with them and entertain them when they see them walking away from them. Sometimes that last half hour gives you an eye a chance to discover
the true nature of this of these kind of relationships, when we go through some kind of difficulty, especially financial difficulty, everybody disappears.
Those friends are not there anymore. So imagine if a financial trouble in this life
makes them leave you and forget you and abandon you imagine what will happen during the crisis and the horrors of the Day of Judgment.
Friends will be running away from each other.
Allah subhanaw taala tells us that there will be those individuals who will come and bite not their fingertips, not any of our fingertips or fingers. But there has not only one hand
on the day when the wrongdoer will bite on both of his hands,
regretting what he did. One of the things that he regrets is Yeah, they tend to have tomorrow Yeah, well, you know,
he will say Woe to me. I wish I had not taken so and so as a friend. I wish I didn't listen to him. I wish I didn't let him distract me from the remembrance of Allah. No one brothers and sisters, no relationship, no love, no desire, no muss, no game is worth you ruining your relationship with Allah azza wa jal. But unfortunately we do it. We need to be careful evaluate these relationships and those friends. If you have a friend that is not bringing you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala if you have a friend who who is not bringing the best out of you, you're better off without that friend you're better off that friend in this life before the year after and you're definitely better off
with that that friend in the hereafter.
And the opposite is true. And we'll talk about that in the near future inshallah Tada, people who want to soften their hearts, they need to surround themselves with people whose hearts are soft, people who remind them of a loss of handle with the advent
of the things that ruin the heart our sins.
As a poet said,
to me to pulu
coo sins ruin the heart kill the heart.
We become desensitized.
There are many other factors that ruin the heart. At the end of the day is our call. How much do you value this heart? How protective Are you of this heart? I asked lots of panel data to revive our hearts. I asked Allah subhana wa Taala to make us of those who are attached to no one but him. I asked the last panel data to make use of those who remember him and whose hearts are full of joy and fear. When they remember him. I asked the loss of Hannah Montana to accept our deeds and forgive our sins and rectify our affairs and make us those listen and follow the desert where they listen to a poodle Adam Cole was sulfuryl ma Daddy, welcome. First off you
and humbly Naoko, salat wa salam ala slaughter. Well that.
In the meanwhile, brothers and sisters,
try to discover where you're at. Try to figure out what the state of your heart is. These, these are days where people ought to sit and really reflect and think.
Where am I going? As I'm approaching a new a new period in my life? You know, how good is the heart? How pure is it? How come I don't cry when I when I listened to the end? How come my heart doesn't react with what is happening to me, we need to ask ourselves these tough questions. And if we don't do this, if we don't do more, however, now if we do not hold ourselves accountable now.
When are we going to do it?
There will be a time when we're going to be held accountable, but then it will be too late. And on that day, by the way, you won't be able to fix anything.
You'll just be a judge. You will judge yourself as Allah said cassava physically O'Malley cassava.
And lots of data tells us in the insolvency vasila when
you're well aware of what you are and where you are, you were aware, you know, your shortcomings. You know, you know, I mean people we may be able to fool people, but we can't fool ourselves or we can definitely follow the last panel that we know. So we ought to sit with ourselves and say, Listen,
you better shape up, you better shape up.
Before a day comes where you shape out.
I have three reminders.
The first of which
it's it's something that
we're reminded of because of a very sad and tragic event.
And the reason I say it's sad and tragic is because
I could have not imagined that these kind of stories will take place, and one of the most dynamic and most affluent communities here in Southern California,
today, there will be there will be a burial of a brother, whose body was
at the morgue.
For the past,
according to some, and I'm still trying to verify it.
whose body was at the more for the past, maybe four to 10 weeks, some people told me it was two and a half months.
He was in very.
And it doesn't matter, even if it's if it's one week.
And it's happening again.
Do you Does anyone have the Muslim ID card?
You have it? Okay.
And I remember that we talked about carrying a Muslim ID card. I mean, there are many lessons to be learned from this story. One of which is to write your own will to write your will see.
Right and not leave it Leave, leave these tough decisions to be made by by family members who sometimes are devastated and may not have the capacity to do that. Right. Also being well connected to the machines in the community.
Not too long ago, we had a brother who died in the shower and his body was in the shower for four or five days. And it wasn't until this is in our community in Santa Ana. And it wasn't until the neighbors complained that the management got the police to break into the place and found the body of the person.
That's why it's important that you stay that you that you engage your community that you stay connected. That's why it's important that you stay connected with your Muslim community.
also remind us of the importance of these cards.
Remember, this is a very creative idea that was implemented long time ago, some people are still surprised when it's a Muslim ID card.
For for a donation of $2. You get one we have them here in the office. We've had them for a long time. Basically you write your name and your address your phone number, if anything happens if your bodies recovered somewhere they have a phone number to call, they're gonna call your Muslim brothers and sisters who are in charge of the Muslim
Muslim mortuary and cemetery services. And they will come and pick up the body and take care of it
also says there it indicates that you are Muslim and that your religious your religious requirements are that you Your body is not to be to be embalmed or
and maybe you need to go and see how bodies are treated. I've seen it
the body of a believer has to be honored and has to be respected.
And only believers will know that.
So make sure that you pick up that you get one of these cards and you take care of that today. inshallah Allah also reminds us of the importance of participating in helping these kind of causes. There are many families sometimes they're devastated they cannot afford the burial expenses. hamdulillah we were contacted by someone via email a few days ago and we were able to help and take care of it.
And we've been doing this for the past few
there are a few cases where Mr. Machado, you know, help now we're even running out of those.
Out of those spaces that we have, we need to buy more.
So helping and participating and donating and giving for that cause is also something that we reminded of
the sausage generator for the brother May Allah subhanaw taala give him mercy will be held today at the cemetery at the Westminister cemetery. So like a lot of guys will be held at the Garden Grove Masjid, right after Juma and the burial will take place after that probably at 230. He doesn't have many family members, he only has I think one son. So anyone that can make it please go there and participate. It's a great reminder. And those of you who were there yesterday at the janazah of bahrami, Rahim Allah, may Allah subhanaw taala given mercy has said hopefully, the other grade was open and we didn't bury the person because we couldn't finish the paperwork. But that's, that's
that's the person. So if you can go and participate that would be great.
Definitely minds is also of the importance of the living. We have a blood drive. This is the semi annual blood drive that we have this Saturday from 930 to three o'clock. You give blood you give life. You never know you
You may end up using that blood yourself or someone some loved one may end up needing that blood we do it in we sponsored or co sponsored by Kaiser Permanente please participate. We have very weak for the first time we the turnout is not great and people I don't think people realize how how important this is. Seriously this could save lives. And we know that loss of habitat he told us in the Quran that he will save one life is like saving humanity. Don't take it lightly.
And it doesn't cost you anything. And in fact, it may be even something healthy for you. And there are all kinds of screening you know, you get free, I think they check your your, your
sugar and iron blood
and what else have hepatitis. Okay, so you get all these things, it doesn't hurt. All it's gonna cost you is 20 minutes of your time, that's all. So come and participate sign up, you can sign up online and shall register work is also will be entertained and accepted. But if you make an appointment that will be better. So register online shala it is this Saturday.
We have a very interesting phenomena taking place on it's although it happens frequently, but there is a sweetener that is connected to it. And that is the lunar eclipse. There will be a new lunar eclipse taking place on Monday night
and it will be overnight and we'll go all the way until 1253 so inshallah tada and reviving the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we are going to hold selected kosuth inshallah. So a lot of Khufu consists of two Raka. in East Africa, there are two records. So it's about forecast into because it's a very unique, different prayers a lot of people are not familiar with with it. It will be a great learning experience for all it's a prolonged Salah, so prepare yourself for that, but it's the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and we're going to be holding Salatin, Cousteau this Monday at 10:30pm all the way to 12:30am. So when it counts as a pm late
inshallah tada So come and check it out in the letter Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala make use of those who listen to follow that this is where they listen to brothers and sisters, please pay close attention to your children. I know many of them are off school now. This should not be a period where they waste their time watching movies and playing video games should be a period where where they gain something shouldn't be a period where they lose whatever they were able to gain throughout the year so preoccupy them with constructive and productive programs and activities. robina Taco Bell Midnight in Atlanta semiology to run in mo Lana in the
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