Channel: Mohammed Mana
Jumuah Khutbah 8/31/18
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We begin by thanking and praising Allah, where he is the most entitled of our praise and our gratitude.
We ask Allah subhanahu wa tada for assistance in our affairs.
We ask Allah for forgiveness, for our mistakes and shortcomings.
We ask Allah for guidance. And we ask Allah for protection from all evil.
We testify that Allahu subhana wa Taala is the only one worthy of worship exclusively alone.
And we testify that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his last and final prophet and messenger.
we beseech Allah to shower our beloved messenger with compliments and salutations,
as well as his family and his companions and all of those who follow his Sunnah His perfect tradition until the end of time.
It is important that we begin by reminding each other to renew our taqwa of Allah.
Our consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala
and attention to make sure that we do not do anything that is displeasing to Allah.
Allah commanded us to have Taqwa of him in the Quran as it is right upon us.
And to ensure that we do not die except in a state of submission to Allah subhana wa tada
Allahu Subhana. Allah Allah created our creation and everything else in existence.
And Allah subhana wa tada
then created also for us a way of life that is perfect and complete in every way.
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What are Ireland's greatest blessings upon us is that he has bestowed upon us a mechanism and a means to always be connected to him.
There are some ideologies out there that would like to convince you
that a supreme creator created curry creation and then just left them,
left them to a system of their own design.
But that's not what Allah teaches us about himself in the Quran.
In Surah Rahman, which is beloved to so many believers, Allah subhana wa tada said, of himself, Kula Yeoman who are fishing
every single day Allah subhana wa tada is involved in the affairs of his creation.
Every single time the sun rises and sets every single time there is a change in season every single time there is any event that takes place in our lives. Allah subhanahu wa tada is fully aware and it doesn't happen except with His permission.
What matters to me Wanaka tiene la lm ohana a single leaf falls except that it does so by the privilege of Allah subhana wa tada
having established and reminded ourselves of that fact.
We must also be reminded of the importance
and our need to be connected to Allah subhana wa tada constantly.
And of that mechanism that we mentioned that Allahu Subhana Allah blessed us with Is it his conversation with Allah subhana wa tada
referred to sometimes as prayer or supplication. It is a conversation with Allah, it is a means of being connected to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
I don't want to get too much into the do's and don'ts or the how, or different rulings or even the importance of darat because I'm assuming that we all recognize that it is important.
But perhaps if we can spend a few minutes together today, just pondering deeply upon this act of worship of dura and how it is so important and relevant with respect to being connected to Allah subhana wa tada
first and foremost we need to understand our position with respect to our Creator Allah.
We need to know who Allah is, and we need to know ourselves and we need to understand who we are with respect to our Creator, Allah subhana wa tada has made it so clear in the colon. In solid father Allahu Subhana, WA tada said, Yeah, yohannes all human beings, all mankind, all of you. Allah is addressing all human beings, whether they are of those that submit to Allah and believed in Allah and obey Him, or even those that rejected and refused and don't submit, they are disbelievers, they still under this category of Ines of creation. Allah says to all mankind, yeah yohannes and to moral football, Oh Allah, Allah.
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Allah subhana wa tada said oh human beings all of you listen carefully. You are so caught up.
You are in a state of poverty
towards Allahu subhana wa Tada.
And poverty here does not refer to our material wealth.
But rather it refers to our if our our need of Allah subhanho wa Taala whether the human being chooses to admit and recognize or not, the human being is in need of Allah subhanho wa Tada.
And this is something in our best interest to recognize and come to terms with and find peace in life through this belief.
in Yeshua, Jesus is HIPAA couldn't wait to be helped in jegede. Allah warns us from being arrogant and being heedless to this fact. Allah says if Allah wishes he could do away with this entire creation and bring about another creation from brand new, just like He created us and everything else in existence. It is not difficult for a la host of Hannah Montana to do that again. Woman of any kind of law he is a law concludes the verse and reminds us this is not anything difficult or big for Allah subhana wa Tada. Nothing is difficult for a lot.
So we are in a state of need.
And when you think about the act of worship of Dora,
this conversation with a lot this activity of darat embodies
And fully encompasses this aspect of need to Allah subhanaw taala. Just think about it, when you ask someone else, to fulfill a need of yours.
Sometimes the human being doesn't want to ask others for help. Because there is this pride or there's this ego.
They don't want to necessarily humble themselves, or perhaps they don't want to look bad in front of others, or look like they're in a state of need.
Perhaps we can live our lives doing that with each other with other human beings. But when it comes to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, our true wealth lies in recognizing that we are in need of Allah and turning to Allah for our needs.
And that's why Riba which we often translate as worship, but really, it refers to servitude.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about Duran Duran, who will rabada Some people may repeat a narration that is the bone marrow of abeja but that actually is a very weak if not fabricated narration, but an authentic statement of the prophets. I saw them which is even stronger in verbiage at Doral, who wouldn't be bad this activity and active worship of fully embodies Riba servitude to Allah.
You are completely humbling yourself expressing your need, expressing your deficiency and asking Allah subhana wa tada
ado, how are you better? So the first thing we need to realize is this sense of need to Allah subhana wa Tada. The antithesis to this is very simply arrogance. What is it that holds the human being back from recognizing and admitting they're in need of Allah, it is this desire that the human being has to be self sufficient, I can take care of myself. I am all of that. And some
we call this the fall roenick syndrome. This man from Benny Estella eelco rune, who had a lot of wealth, and sincere people advised him be humble don't allow your wealth to lead you to arrogance by the IMA ot two who are either eliminating D he said everything I've amassed is due to my skill set due to my
abilities. He refused to attribute the goodness that he has to Allahu subhana wa tada what ended up happening to him for herself and Abby he would be that he hid a lot because the earth to swallow him and his estate and all of his property.
To recognize that we are in need of Allahu subhana wa tada is one of the cures of arrogance. So Panama how many times in so many different topics and discussions? Does this ailment and disease of arrogance keep coming up? He prising what's amazing about arrogance is in the Quran, Allah commanded us to make darat we'll call it our buku moody Rooney StG will have come in the levina. He has stuck Burana and a budget he said Haruna Johanna muda feeling Allah said, Make a call upon me I will answer you those that is stuck about or those that are arrogant. They cannot bring themselves to ask of Allah. Their abode will be the Hellfire We ask Allah for protection.
We have to recognize that we are in need of Allah subhanaw taala even if we are at a time of comfort.
It's a shame if we have to wait for a calamity to remind us that we are in need of Allah subhanaw taala What does that say about the state of our hearts?
How hard have our hearts become that it is only a disaster and a calamity that shakes us and reminds us that we are in need of Allahu subhana wa tada
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when he was swallowed by the whale, and he found himself in layers of darkness upon darkness, and he called out Nikita Isla into sub Saharan Africa in new Quint terminal Valley mean, Allah said, fellow Allah and now Who can I mean, it must have been in the bcfe botany in a universal marathon. Allah said about Yunus if Yunus had not been past tense,
had not been of those that remembered Allah and made liquor of Allah. In his time of comfort in his time when his feet were firmly planted on solid ground, he would have remained in the belly of that beast until the end of time. And that is the Messenger of Allah Yunus. That as well as sudama he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us to remember a lot your time of ease, Allah will come to your aid and will know you at the time of your hardship. Let us not be so diluted and so distracted by the comforts that we enjoy today that we forget that we are in a state of need if they are to Allah subhana wa Tada.
To engage regularly endure on a daily basis throughout our day and our night is a training ground and a reminder for this fact that we are in need of Allah subhana wa Tada. Please come forward as much as you can. So we can make room for those that are catching up.
Please come forward.
Some people may ask the question.
Well, you know, why do I have to make euro? There's a lot of people that live very comfortable lives and have whatever they want. And they don't make
they don't even believe in Allah. So why do I have to call upon Allah? Why do I have to make? Why are you telling me that this is something I have to do regularly?
Well, who said Dora is only a means of acquiring some material benefit. That's just one slice of the pie. First of all, there is an act of worship. It is obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
It is also a means of expressing gratitude. reflect on how the messenger would stand making their ad to Allah in tm throughout the night until his feet swelled, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his he's already forgiven. If anybody did not need to make Dora would have been the best of creation. But he still did that. Because he is teaching us that this is obedience to Allah, and is also a means of reward. Dre is not only a means of acquiring something tangible in our hands, if that's the only thing that we do in our drive is to ask Allah for things.
Then what does that say about our relationship with Allah subhana wa Tada.
Also, darat can also be a means of protecting and repelling from harm. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us and informed us that perhaps a person may be engaging in
asking ALLAH and they do not get exactly what it is they asked for, but their drive is answered how Allahu subhana wa tada answers that by way of repelling and protecting them from harms that if they had not made that direct would have afflicted them. So that is also a means of protecting ourselves.
Number two, there is also a training ground for us to increase in your theme in certainty of Allah subhana wa Tada. And this is especially relevant for us in a day and age and in an environment where we are surrounded and flooded with doubts all the time. And sometimes a person may wonder how come previous generations before us didn't have didn't grapple or wrestle with these misconceptions and dealt so much as we are today. We have to think about that. Well, one of the things that we learn from our elders is how actively engaged they were in.
I remember one of our teachers in Medina, a very elderly scholar who recently passed away. May Allah have mercy upon him and upon all of those who have passed when he would be sitting in the chair of his lesson.
As the questioner was asking a question, if you are close by, you would hear him whispering, Dora and Vicar. As he's listening. He became addicted to the euro and liquor. His tongue became addicted to statements of calling upon Allah.
And that is a good addiction addictions are generally bad, but this is a good addiction. This is something positive to be addicted to that it becomes a force of habit that our tongues make mention of Allah's Name and call upon Allah. Make us still fall. ask Allah for guidance constantly throughout our days and throughout our nights. Think about this idea of your theme. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, oh do la call upon Allah when you may
be having your teen wanting to move to notability Java, be in an attitude and a mindset where you are certain ensure that Allah subhana wa tada will answer this throughout one way or another. Why? Because a lot promised. Woman also document Allah Hadith, who is more truthful than Allah, when Allah makes a promise, he never ever backs down from it.
There is this idea of certainty of the Athenian. And the Quran Allah said may have definitely lahori nasci Mirage Mateen phenomenon Zika when I am sick fella mercy that a home in bed, whatever Allah subhanahu wa tada has opened for a person, there is no one in creation that can close that door off and when I'm
subhanaw taala has decreed that something be closed, there is no amount of human effort that can open it. But
when Allah subhanaw taala delivers from his grace and His bounties, no one can repel or turn that away. These ideas and concepts are repeated throughout the whole run. So we have certainty in the promise of a lot, and to constantly call upon a low with that attitude strengthens the Athene strengthen certainty in Allah subhana wa tada in his promises, even in our Salah. Rasulullah taught us when we rise from record when we rise from bowing to make a special Allahumma than any idea what am I really my minute What I am Pharaoh the demon Khalilzad. Oh Allah no one can hold back what you have given an O Allah, no one can give what you have decreed to be held back.
The Prophet sallallahu wasallam taught the companions in their young age that we just demonstrated in sewage in New York, a BA in marketable hula, hula lemmya rook, if every single human being and every single gene gathered to harm you with something that a lot did not decree upon you or to benefit you with something that a lot did not right for you, it won't happen.
It won't happen.
Advancements in human ability in technology has caused us to forget that Allahu subhana wa tada is really cool. modok The King of all kings was the Archuleta in hilma. The Rama has encompassed everything in his knowledge. And it is only when we realize and we remind ourselves, for example, through the act of worship of God, that we are in a state of need to Allah subhana wa Tada. That is when we will find the true wealth in Alina Alina nefs. The Prophet said true wealth is the wealth of the soul. And that only happens when you make an investment into recognizing your poverty towards Allah subhanho wa Taala of Guru Metis maranoa stuff we don't know how to order como de se aimlessly
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wa Salatu was Salam ala Adam Atlanta Viva La masala Salim Karim alberic Odessa you know have you been a Mohammed Ali he will be he was a limited slim and Kathy Allah. After thanking and praising Alon beseeching him to shower our messenger with compliments and salutations. Let us remind each other yet again on this blessed day of Joomla. And on this blessed gathering, in this blessed place that we renew our taqwa of Allah subhana wa Tada. But there was slain a Libyan alternative I mean poverty como el camino de la. The command that Allah subhanaw taala gave to the nations before us into our own is to have Taqwa of Allah azza wa jal.
The third dimension of that when we think about this act of worship, we realize is how do instills within the believer, a sense of positivity and optimism. And this was a character trait of our beloved messenger Eddie his salatu wa sallam. He was described sort of long where it was selam Khanna you're a Jew who has an Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was positive. He wasn't negative. He was optimistic. He wasn't a pessimist. And he used to like to interpret what he saw as good signs as indications of good to come. He taught us it is Salatu was salam to have personal vanilla to expect and assume the best from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the act of during the
worship of darat regularly trains a person to expect the best from Allah subhanho wa Taala, the wife of Rasulullah, our mother and Aisha teaches us that all sort of law he said along with it, he will send them said subtle law How foolish a US ask of a law everything. Of course, the scholars commented on this and they said everything good. It is not appropriate for a person to make darat for something evil or something harmful to take place to themselves or to others. But anything that is good or positive ask of Allah. Some people they have this notion or this idea that durag should only be reserved for big things for important matters. But the prophet SAW sent him in this
narration he continues, even your sandals strap. If you need help with that, then ask Allah for it.
Because if Allah does not make that achievable and easy for you, you won't be able to accomplish it. Even something so miniscule as your sandal strap rely upon Allah. What does this teach us? This
sets a foundation and it instills within the believer to always rely upon Allah to always be in a state of need to Allah subhana wa tada
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam emphasized so often throughout his life teaching us as teaching a supplications so that we have this idea of positivity of optimism, expecting the best from Allah subhana wa tada at all times. Finally, in conclusion, there is something so beautiful in the Quran
that Allahu subhana wa tada correlated between his names and between the act of worship of
Allah subhana wa tada said, What Allah Hill Asma Allah Hasina, federal rubia Allah said to Allah belongs the most beautiful of names, so call upon him with these names. We are in a great need of knowing who Allah is. And the best way to get to know our Creator is through his names that he has informed us of. Allah subhana wa tada told us how he is a seven year old Hearing none of our daughters go unheard. Allahu Subhana Allah to Allah told us how He is Allah Bosley. The old seeing Nothing escapes a vision of Allah subhana wa Tada. No matter what we have done a lot is aware of it. Allah told us he has led him the old knowing whatever secrets we may harbor within us. You can't
keep secrets from Allah subhana wa Tada.
How else can we get to know Allah if it isn't through his names? And Allah says in the Quran, where Allah he'll smell Krishna Fedorov will be here. So call upon Allah with these names. Allah loves for us for his creation to call upon him with these names and attributes. That is something that is pleasing to Allah subhana wa tada and earns a believer great reward.
Allah subhanho wa Taala did not only create us as physical bodies, but within this physical body of ours lies ruesch a soul and it is not tangible. It's not physical. You can't smell it or touch it or taste it doesn't have a color or a shape. But it is from Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And the only way that this rule is that this soul is nourished is by knowing Allah subhana wa tada and being connected to Allah subhana wa Tada. Let us keep our souls nourished through the connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala let us remain connected to Allah subhana wa tada through this beautiful act of worship of your app. Let us begin our days with your app and conclude our evenings with your app.
Let us fill our sujood with darat to Allah subhana wa Tada. Let us fill our days and our moments of waiting and passing and traveling with darat with supplication to Allah subhanho wa Taala and allows the old hearing and Allah is the one who has promised to respond to the call of his believers long enough to have been What does lokomotiva What didn't and welted about Elon? What does he know? What a moron will be Santa Elena and I'll be our last show was the truth clearly as truth and bless us to follow it. And our last show was false hood clearly as false hood and save us and protect us from it. And Oh Allah, we beg you to protect us from confusion that will lead us astray have been attina
freedonia Hosanna. If you feel it has an Athena either winner, Allah we ask you for the best of this life and the best of the hereafter. And we beg you a lot to save us from the torment of the Hellfire, along with Liliana Mohammed Ali Mohammed masala tada Ibrahim Ali Ibrahim in nikka homido Majid barichara Muhammad Ali Mohammed Kamara Ibrahim Ibrahim in nikka homido Majeed