What are you waiting for
Channel: Mohammed Faqih
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Before I proceed, Inshallah, to Allah with today's hotbar, two things. One of the most essential etiquette of attending a Friday Sermon being part of a congregation similar to this, and I want everyone to listen to me, be it old or young,
male or female.
Whether you're interested in what I have to say, or you're not interested in what I have to say, I want you to pay close attention
to me, and what I what I'm saying what I'm about to say not to the person next to you, or to the device that is really devastating you.
One of the most essential etiquette of Joomla is to listen and listen attentively, even if you don't understand or agree with what is being said.
There are things that you cannot do, and specifically the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned
playing with pebbles in the old days, they did not have fancy beautiful carpets like this.
They will be preying on dirt.
Right and they will be pebbles in between. So do not start playing and messing with it. Because if you do that, when Mr. husafell Padilla, Allah, Allah, Allah, the Prophet has him said whoever touches pebbles during the Juma and you get distracted with it and you start doodling on the
That is level you have you've been distracted, you have done something that is not appropriate. And your human eye will be nullified meaning you will fulfill your obligation. But you know, in terms of reward and blessings, you may walk out of the hotbar with nothing.
Because not only is it distracting for you, but it's also distracting for the people around you.
The same thing applies to
not so smart devices, devices that are we call them a smart device smart phone, but it's not making us smart anymore. Because we're relying on something else being smart, not us.
We're relying on someone else's mind. A device's mind, not your mind.
So much so that we don't even want to calculate anymore or think
we don't we want someone else to do the thinking for us. We're so attached to it that some of us actually walk to Salah walk into the masjid when we don't have to understand the cars are very hot. You don't want to leave it in there because you don't want it to be damaged. But I don't understand why we need our cell phones on. Why do you need do you need your your wireless or your your cellular service on when you're here in the masjid trying to listen to what Allah and His Prophet SAW Selim taught us trying to basically connect with Allah subhanaw taala and communicate with ALLAH.
Why do we need to be connected and I understand again, if you are one of these professionals that need to be on call.
But please do not have your phones on not only to distracting to you, and may potentially deprive you from getting the reward of attending gym, but it can it can distract the people around you. And many people have complained about this.
So we used to live and I know some of the young people may not be able to really believe or understand, you know, really relate to what I'm saying. We believe it or not, we used to have a lot of fun. Without cell phones. We used to live very, very fulfilling meaningful lives.
Life was much simpler and easier back then.
Right? And in the old days where no one can track you.
So please, please don't
Not it's disrespectful to the people around you
do not have your devices on, turn it off. If it's on, please make sure that it's silent. Do not play with it.
I understand some of you might be thinking, Oh, no, no, no, but you're dropping some amazing gems. And I would like to tweet them,
take a mental note and then tweet them afterwards. But I can love you. So please do not do that. Because the process has been said, Whoever distracts himself. There is another thing that the province has said and said that you're not supposed to do while the hotbar is in session. While the hot leave the whole team is the speaker, the person giving the sermon while the person is speaking, you're not supposed to be talking to the people around you.
You're not even supposed to tell someone to be quiet.
Man, Ali was good. If you rewind, listen, be quiet for Kudla when Allah Allah, Allah.
And also, it's not appropriate when you walk in and you see someone who you haven't seen a long time to say to them, so why they've come you want to talk to them and shake hands or something like that. And sometimes I know, some of us we get, it's very awkward because you don't want to do anything, but you don't want to be rude. My dear brothers and sisters, it's not appropriate when you walk into Juma, right, to give a specific set out to one person or try to talk to them, right and shake hands with them and hug them and understand how much you miss them wait until after Juma
what is supposed to be done, you walk in, you will pray to rock out and you sit down. And you can say salaam as you walk in. That's.
So this, these two very essential etiquette of Joomla have to be practiced, observed and
And now that I spent some time on that, I have much less time for the topics that I wanted to discuss with you one of the biggest challenges that we have, as people who deliver sermons and hotbars
is to address topics that are relevant, and topics that really touch
the hearts and the lives of the members of our communities in our congregation.
And we live in such a time where there are so many things happening around the world if you want to be relevant. And he wants to talk about what is happening and address them and answer the questions and the
and try to address these issues. It's really overwhelming, because so many things are happening back to back.
And we live also in a time where whatever is happening on the other side of the globe actually affects us and we're aware of it, sometimes we're aware of it. And it affects us as much as those people in that vicinity or locality where it takes place. So so many things are happening.
And the problem is how long are they gonna Salem gave us I'll see how that I think we can all relate to
he told us a harbor
to take advantage
of what they have the stability, the ability,
the conditions, the present conditions, take advantage of it, and do your best, do whatever you can.
He told them that a time will come. And these are the Sahaba who were undergoing persecution. They had
very, you know, it was they were around them, they were very,
you know, hostile, tribes and environment and conditions. Right. And they they have so much and the province is gonna have so much on his plate yet. That's what the provinces have said, take advantage of whatever you have right now. Because worse things could happen.
A time will come where you may not be able to do what you're capable of doing right now. So the process has introduced this concept that Allah azza wa jal talks about in the Quran and Musa Musa Allah in the client says sabya Cool race. Sorry Oh Heysen
quick, the problem is having to reinforce this Puranic concept, the problems have said to them, bad Euro bill, Malley V 10 and Catherine Leyland Muslim.
The problems are solved set to them. Be prompt, hasten. Do your best quickly take advantage of whatever you have.
Take advantage of whatever you haven't doing good deeds, before you are overtaken by turbulence, tribulations and trials and things events that will actually come and distract you or over, whelmed you.
How many of us feel overwhelmed
I mean, this is a very common statement we hear from brothers and sisters. I feel overwhelmed. She's so many so many things happening in my life. Too many things
I have, I don't know if it's bad news or good news. I mean, it's good news because you're better off than any things can get worse. The bad news is, you're gonna get more overwhelmed. Things are not gonna get much better as we age, right?
So young folks, you can relate to this ladies, you can relate to this. Single folks you can relate to this married people with no children, you can relate to this married people with children, you could relate to this.
Everyone can relate to this. Right? Because you're better off doing your best in whatever you can right now and hastening and not putting off anything, thinking that things are gonna get better. Right? Do it now do whatever you can now get closer to Allah azza wa jal make a difference in your own life and the lives of those who are around you. Because things may not get better. Things may get worse. So the pause I said and said to the Sahaba, bad year we will automatically feed 10 and capita Leyland mobile them.
There will be trials and tribulations that will come one after another so dark so confusing, so overwhelming. So my soul of the prophesy Selim says, used to be heard you don't want me then why you see calf you're on. A man or a person will wake up in the morning as a believer. And because of these trials and tribulations that will overwhelm him and challenge him spiritually. The person will lose their faith, their Eman and by night time their Cafe they have left Islam
where you want to see more I mean, I know I used to be on camera.
And a person will come at night they're they're believers, everything is fine, everything is beautiful. And then by the morning, they lose their faith.
From from the the weight
from these very intense, powerful trials and tribulations that will come and overwhelm the person the Prophet SAW Selim says, yeah, be your Adina who be out of the minute dunya
and would sell his faith, trade his faith give up his faith, for worldly goods.
person will be either you know, I don't want to even call it desperate, but the person will get that we they will find themselves in such a tough situation they will be you know, like you know what dunya
we will be challenged. And guess what?
Allah azza wa jal told us in the Quran that we have a sworn enemy that said, I will overwhelm them. I will come at them with everything I've got.
From above them from from, sorry, from from their left, right front back everywhere. I'm going to come at them I'm going to overwhelm the I'm going to use everything.
He has armies, industries working for him.
One of the greatest, the greatest but one of the worst is entertainment industry. Utilizing everything I will overwhelm them and distract them.
And the only escape from that is for us to really connect with Allah azza wa jal and do our best with whatever Allah azza wa jal has given us. And please Allah subhanaw taala in haste, do it, do whatever you can now don't wait.
In another Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions seven inevitable
conditions and events.
The hadith of Tirmidhi
Abu Rayyan relates according to this narration, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam warning us in saying the following that there will be our Mally Subhan, the Prophet SAW Selim said, hasten to do good deeds before seven events, seven things or seven events happen to you, one of them. I mean, some of them are inevitable. They're just part of the life cycle.
So the problem is I'll send them says, What are you waiting for? This is a question that you know, if you want to give a title for this hotbar today, ask yourself, I'm asking myself, What are you waiting for? The prophets have said, what are you waiting for?
Health until the Luna Illa clemencia. What is it that you're waiting for?
Poverty, which will make you unmindful
have devotion it will be such a distraction don't take what you have for granted you know they're warning us about a recession
right those of us who are waiting to get richer so that they can do some good deeds
or retire or have more time to do whatever they have to do
you know things may not remain to be your right and now you're you may be in the best
condition or the in the best state and you don't know it take advantage of whatever you have now because guess what, you things can get worse and financially you could actually be in a situation where Farrakhan Moon Seon right a poverty that will make you forget will make you unmindful.
Oh, remotely and, or right, if you are poor or if you were middle class and things are fine, guess what, whatever we're really running after wealth. We want more of it
can actually also be devastating because abrazo Selim says, I will read and Motley and that wealth or prosperity that will corrupt you, and while he does have the potential to corrupt us,
because Allah azza wa jal says that its nature, by the way, we can't blame welfare, you know,
for it, it's really, we human, we have the tendency to be corrupted, and to transgress, and to be arrogant whenever we succeed, and dunya when we have when we become wealthy and successful and all of that, it's very important for us to really humble ourselves because we can easily
it can easily get to us
and corrupt us, the province has come and said I will return monthly and in Allah and the Quran says calla in inside.
Seven, ne it is the nature of mankind, that they transgress against others, when they become so powerful, successful and wealthy.
Right, who's better than me? They think of themselves to be better than everyone else. So be careful. Allah subhanaw taala says, and the province outside them says, this richness or this wealth that you're waiting for me and I'll be the best thing. Take advantage of whatever you have.
I will move on move cedar. Or Guess what? A disease that will disable you.
That will debilitate you don't take your health for granted. It may not last.
You may be you may have some internal
issues that you're not aware of. There may be some external factors and environmental factors that will come at you You never know we're so vulnerable and weak. Take advantage of whatever you have. I will move on move cedar, O Hara MUFA, NIDA or you may become senile
and you will age to the point where you have
your mental capacity is diminished. That what are you waiting for? Some people say I will, you know, I'm so young and I have a lot of things to do ahead of me Inshallah, when I retire and shower when they become all heavy.
That may not be the case. How do you know that you're not going to be worn out so much so mentally and physically, that by the time you get to that age, you're just too busy trying to deal with pain
and manage it.
And your time is consumed.
In going from one place to another from one specialist to another. Oh, haram and morphine, NIDA, our mountain more jeiza are a sudden, quick death.
You're not too young. We're not too young. None of us, Mark. You know, moats are deaf does not
take into consideration anything, nothing. When it's time. It's time. So the prophets like Selim says, Is that what you're waiting for?
Because when it comes when it comes quick,
if it suddenly when it comes, there will be it will not spare you. And it will not give you time to do anything.
And the province has set them set. These are five things. And then the problem is that I mentioned two more things.
He said, I read the journal for sure ruva been you can tell her or is it the journal that you're waiting for?
Is that what you're waiting for?
at the jail to come?
And he's the worst expected individual to come. Is that what you're waiting because when yawn comes it's over.
Game over. Right now.
You're not going to be having fun with that. For those people who are, you know, really? What is it going to be like? When did you have to have that? Oh, may Allah Subhana Allah protect us and save us from that. The problem is I'm taught us to recite sort of guff every Friday so that Allah would protect us from the fitna of the jail.
Then the problem is I set them set or number seven, I was set for Sir How to Add her Amaro, or is it the day of judgment or the hour that you're waiting for? And when that comes, sir, the hour is worse, and much more bitter. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect you and I
victims to our own procrastination.
May Allah subhanaw taala help us overcome our weaknesses in our shortcomings. According to the lady similar to myself for Allah Allah, Allah confesses, we have a La Quinta 104 Rahim.
Al Hamdulillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Abadi letting you know Slava or God, my dear brothers and sisters.
The intent or my intention today is to really help you and I recall this prophetic Hadith, this prophetic statement to
help us and motivate us to to really focus on what we're here for.
and not be overwhelmed. Because is again, we're all right, we can all be and, you know, easily overwhelmed, and realize that we have the responsibility of saving ourselves, our family members, and serving our communities. And as I have been saying recently, and I'm sharing this also with our youth, especially those who have signed up for the leadership program that we have this summer, right? I've been saying this, please do put your devices away.
I've been saying My dear brothers and sisters, right? That we as Muslims,
you see the message of the prophets, I send them the Quran and Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. This is the final testament the final message and this ummah is humanity's last
And there are so many things happening around us in the world is suffering.
And it's self inflicted, if you really think about it. Well, now what I'm now what I can, can do what I can can Mohammed Wally mean,
ALLAH SubhanA, Allah did not wrong us, we're wronging ourselves and humanity needs, what we have.
And what we very often fail to practice
It is not ours for us to keep it or to do whatever we want with it, it's hours for us to implement it, and share it with the world. And that is why we have to get busy, we cannot afford, the world cannot afford us failing our mission. The promises have entrusted us with this.
convey even if it's one idea.
And you have we have to ask ourselves, when was the last time I really delivered an idea to one individual I'm not even talking about to large numbers of people.
We are missionaries were supposed to be on a mission here.
So we can't. There is nothing wrong with us taking a break, taking a vacation, to rejuvenate and to recharge. But we cannot we're not here to retire. We're not here to achieve the dreams of the people of duniya. That's not our dream, our dream is
shahada, or victory.
That was name.
Our dream is to please Allah subhanho wa Taala our dream is to catch up with our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his companions. Few Jannati went up. And if we want to be with them, then we need to really examine what it is that they have done and accomplished. And unless we can get closer to that, unless we have on our record
what they have on their records. We're not going to be with them.
Allah Subhana Allah is just so we cannot, again and I'm not saying let's shun dunya and have nothing of it, there is nothing wrong with us enjoying the Hello that Allah Subhana Allah is blessing us with
but it cannot be our only aim.
Just to be entertained to have comfortable lives, we're not here to be comforted.
We're here to work and work hard May Allah Subhana Allah make us of those who work hard for Allah for Accra is worth working hard for May Allah subhanaw taala not deprive us from Allah subhanho wa Taala his greatest and most beautiful prize, Jana, as Allah Subhana Allah says Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah in the Scylla to Allah he'll Jana, may Allah Subhana Allah make us of the recipients of this prize. May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen each and every single one of us, help us and help our brothers and sisters all over the world. May Allah subhanho wa Taala heal the wounds of those who have been hurt May Allah subhanho wa Taala bring cure and allow those who are suffering any ailments
or any disease. May Allah Subhana Allah give them and grant them full and speedy recovery may Allah Subhana Allah bestow his mercy upon those who pass away of our brothers and sisters anywhere in this world. Allahu McFeely Motown omoton Misumi and Allahumma finamore hammelmann ifI more for unimolecular Minnesota Hamas and multilotto Allah homothetic Hammond Muhammad Amin what a fiscal Burma Caribbean day in Ireland Medina and what's been going on the mean along with Sunday Mohammed Abdullah so they can they be you know, me or Allah, Allah Who as well as you have already he can also later like Brahim or Ali Ibrahim, well that Mohammed and decoder Sula couldn't be me. He was
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