Channel: Mohammed Mana
Jumuah Khutbah at IIOC on June 16, 2017.
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We begin by thanking and praising Allah subhana wa tada
our Lord and Master and creator the Most High the most majestic, the most perfect, the Most Merciful.
We praise Allah We thank him we ask his aide we asked his guidance we asked his protection and refuge. We bear witness that there's no one worthy of worship except Him and we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is his last and final messenger. We beg Allah subhana wa tada to shower His messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with compliments and salutations in prayers and blessings, and upon his family and his companions and all of those who follow his tradition until the end of time.
We are in the month of taqwa and we are in the day and in the gathering where we are encouraged one another to renew our taqwa of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah so let us do so fulfilling the commandment of Allah subhana wa Tada. have Taqwa of Allah, Allah commands us and do not let the Angel of Death come upon you except that you are in a state of submission, in a state of being of obedience to Allah who Subhana who was Allah and staying away from that which he dislikes disapproves of, and prohibited.
May Allah subhana wa tada accept from all of you your good deeds in this blessed month
and many of us are increasing in our good deeds in this blessed month as we should be, in terms of our acts of worship, our a vida
and Allahu Subhana Allah to Allah has created this dunya
as a fertile farm ground for us to plant
so that we can harvest in the earth Hila
Allahu Subhana. Allah to Allah encourages us throughout the Quran in his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam encouraged us to utilize the opportunities and the resources and the blessings that we have in this dunya to prepare for ourselves the most perfect and the most beautiful of abodes in the hereafter.
Today's show is focused on a very short statement
that inshallah Allah will inspire us to have a particular mindset and outlook in behavior. Not only in these last few remaining days of Ramadan and I say few because they are a few
but inshallah tada for the rest of our lives. And especially in these days of Ramadan where the actions are rewarded and multiplied.
There is a narration that is very short and abridged and I hope and expect and would love for everyone to memorize it before leaving today.
In Arabic it says swana, early
and I found some difficulty figuring out how to translate this so bear with me.
But producing actions of goodness
will protect you from the sudden experience of evil
actions of goodness Allah
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said kulula
Every man is a charity. See we have a problem.
We have a problem that whenever we hear the word charity, whenever we hear the word sadaqa, whenever we hear the word Zakat, our imaginations automatically go to $1 sign.
And that is one form of sadaqa. And that is one form of Zakat that is one form of my roof. But the chapter in the category of my roof is so vast
and it is important for us to diversify our acts of my roof. As one of the scholars said, throw your arrows in every different direction. That way, for sure one of them or some of them will hit their target.
We are expected to diversify our acts of righteousness and our acts of goodness. And so my roof refers to any act of goodness that is done.
And we are also taught never to belittle any act of goodness the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informed us in an authentic hadith in Bukhari and Muslim
that a man was traveling and he experienced some thirst. And so he came upon a well and he descended into that world to get some water for himself. And Upon exiting, he found a dog
that was literally chewing on the dirt out of thirst, and he recognized that that dog must be experiencing the same pain and thirst that I experienced. So he descended back into that well and filled his own shoe with water. The prophet SAW Selim said Shekhar Allahu Allahu
Allah subhanaw taala rewarded him for that act by entering him into gender and another narration for Shakira Lucha Lu for kind of agenda that he expressed gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala and so Allah entered him into gender and the other third generation also in the authentic books of Hadith it is mentioned that it was a woman actually, whose
job was that of a prostitute but she did this act out of sincerity and Allahu subpanel to how to forgive her of her sins and entered here into Jenna.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was once asked by the companions of without,
a Buddha says pulled to I said to the Messenger of Allah, Allah.
They happen to be agile.
These wealthy friends of hours, they have taken all the opportunities for reward. They beat us.
They got to the front of the line, they have all the opportunities that reward
us along the way. for June, they're making salon they're fasting and they're making hedge. We can't compete with them it's not fair.
And so the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said well unto him to soluna with a Samana to her do the proper SLM said, you to a Buddha was not of the wealthy campaign he said you too You're also fasting and making Hajj and praying without said Ah, but hold on.
They give the owner well and
they give sadaqa and we don't have anything to give sadaqa the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam corrected this misconception of this beautiful companion of without set the record straight set his paradigm and his mindset, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
be familiar, at casada. The prophet SAW Selim said when you remove something out of the path of other people that is a form of slavery, and helping other people is a setup on the Prophet went on to describe other forms of sadaqa even relaying a message of truth and of goodness and of knowledge to someone that cannot understand is a form of sadaqa until the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, and even having intercourse with your spouse is further apart. And they're both always shocked. What
for us to fulfill our own physical desires is the prompts are seldom said whoa, what else would it be? If you were to have fulfilled that desire and held on you would have been safer?
So you think Allah only punishes you when you do something sinful but when you do, what you have been created to do in a way that is pleasing to Allah, Allah is not gonna reward you for that.
The prophet SAW Selim said, when you do something Haram, you expect sin when you do something good, you don't expect her award, have a good opinion of Allah subhana wa Tada. Of course, that is a form of sadaqa Abu Musab al Sharif says that an abuse of Allahu Allah Cooley Muslim in sadaqa.
The prophets I sent him said every single Muslim must give
Allah only Muslim in South Africa, every single Muslim has to give sadaqa
So what do you think was the reaction of the companions? See if I had said that? How do you feel that any introductions, many of us might have had the same response? And so they'll have acid,
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messenger of Allah, what do you meet every single time? What about the ones that don't have?
So have I went through difficult times, just like you and me? Not all of them were wealthy. Not all of them had the ability to spend from what they had. Not all of them were strong. Some of them were ill, some of them were weak. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
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the President said let him do something with his hands.
Do something, make something with your hands, help someone do some physical effort
to be of service to be of assistance that will be sought after? They said from unlimited? So how am I thinking? What if somebody doesn't have What if they have some type of ailment?
The prophets I send them said he knew that her gentleman could be of assistance to someone that needs it in any way or form be of assistance.
I know for a limited,
the SLM said, they said what if he still can't do that?
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, then let him at least command others to do my roof. One of our teachers he told us a principle. He said, Don't ever consider yourself unable.
Let no one ever ever say I'm not able to do this. Why? Because we have a principal I did. God, Allah and new believers.
The one who is not able is always able to let someone else know who is capable.
That's at the very least what you can do.
But the Sahaba wanted to really push the limit even further. They said for unlimited. What if you even can't do that? The prophets I send them said, Are you sick and he showed up for in the high level sadhaka they let him hold himself back from doing anything that is evil or incorrect or harmful. And that will be for that person as a sadhaka.
Alongside piano to Allah commanded us in the Quran, in the verse that we heard just last night, in the night prayers at the end of sawtell Hajj Allahu Subhana. Allah said yeah, you have Lavina Amano. Oh, you who believe it'll Carew make record bow down? What do you do make Jude prostrate? Do your ritual acts of worship? This is referring to the ritual devotional acts of worship, you are expected to do that with
and do acts of goodness. It is not sufficient for someone to just do ritual acts of worship, and then just be in complete. solitude No, the believer is expected to be the one who benefits others. That's why when the companions came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they asked the Messenger of Allah au nursey. Allah
the companions they they're asking me perhaps I said Him, who is the most beloved person to Allah?
And it's amazing that they always ask these questions. They're always aiming very high.
See, someone might walk away from a hotel like this and say, Oh, you know, we were taught to never belittle anything small. So I'm just gonna do things that are small. And yes, we are taught to never boil anything, no matter how small it is. But we are not taught to settle for a small, we are taught to do the best that we can. And you see that attitude in the Sahaba. A, you know,
Allah, what are your family a humble in Allah? What's the most beloved person? How can I be that person?
How many of us have thought in this month of Ramadan? That I want to be the most beloved person to Allah?
Why do we have to think so little of ourselves? Why do we have to expect so little from Allah.
It doesn't matter what experiences if we beat you, we have the potential to be amongst the most beloved to Allah. Let us not hear narrations of companions, stories of the righteous before us and say oh, I can never reach that.
Allah subhanaw taala would not have created you and would not have given you the abilities that he gave you. If you did not have the potential to be amongst the most beloved to Allah.
This, you can be the most beloved to Allah.
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in just two words, the most beloved person to Allah
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and Federal Home liveness those that are most useful
and bring the most benefit to people.
And it's from the mercy of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam, our beloved merciful messenger, that he did not restrict that goodness to one particular act of
charity or one particular act of goodness, but you have to open and thorough homeliness
and we find ourselves in different situations and in amongst different groups of people, where we can be beneficial to them and that changes from place to place it from time to time,
that flexibility in that room is more opportunity from Allah, to be amongst them amongst the most beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Have Molly Illa and the most beloved actions to allow the packets are longer it was send them said soon to a Muslim
Medina, the Pope's iclm said and the most beloved actions to Allah is that you plant the seeds of happiness in the heart of your fellow Muslim brother, sister.
Isn't that so beautiful?
plant seeds of happiness, make your fellow Muslim brother sister field could
open a window of happiness for them.
So broad, so encompassing of so many different actions, and yet the reward is so great, the most beloved actions to Allah subhana wa Tada. You know, the best people.
The best people that we know of are the NBA,
the prophets and messengers, and we find that they always hastened to do acts of myself to be of service to others to help others. So we find Ibrahim and he set up
this messenger Ibrahim,
who is highly praised in the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet I sent him he's referred to as Holly Lola, the close companion of Allah subhanho wa Taala. When we want to dig into how he achieved such a lofty and such a great status, we find the narration or Abdullah number on the lower end Homer narrated the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
asked gibreel yeji Breen limited Allah Ibrahim aha Lila Why did Allah choose Ibrahim to be his Colleen aligned the Quran says what? Allahu Allah, Allah chose and selected him to be His khaleel His Close, close, beloved companion, the prophet SAW Selim asked gibreel Why did Allah choose Ibrahim as a Helene and gibreel responded? And he said earlier Crimea? Yeah, Mohammed said that was because of the reasons is because Ibrahim always hastened to feed others food. Food is not metaphorical.
He always looked for opportunities to feed other people give them food, in the most excellent of manners. And that's amazing, because in the salon, when we find the story of Ibrahim receiving guests,
he went and he pushed forward in front of them. He slaughtered a veal, a baby cow.
Some of us when we receive gifts, guests, we might just give them a cup of water, or a cup of fruits or something simple. All of that is beautiful. But who amongst us receives guests By the way, without any RSVP or any they just showed up? He as a matter of fact, he doesn't even know who they are.
He didn't know who they were. But they came as guests. Who amongst us receives random stranger guests in the middle of nowhere at a time when you're not expecting anyone like Oh, let me go get you something and you go and slaughter a baby cow, which is expensive. And then you push it forward in front of them eat
Something that may seem trivial, but that's what led him to the honey of Allah, a close beloved companion to Allah subhanaw taala reflect over the story of Musa Musa alayhis salaam, this is before he was a prophet or messenger by the way. Musa alayhis salam was in a difficult situation in Egypt where the people were going to come after him to kill him. So he escaped. He fled Egypt to save his life. He ended up in a place called medion. He shows up to medion and he had to cross a syenite. He had no preparation. It's desert. It's hot. Imagine the exposure to the sun.
He's all alone. He's in a foreign land. He may not know that language very well. He's exhausted. And on top of that he was fleeing from his life. It wasn't no average, relaxed journey. He's running away and he's looking behind him yet.
He shows up to this place of Midian, where there's water. And he sees all of these birds with their animals getting water and to women all the way in the back. They have to turn away and their animals are not getting water. He's like, no, something isn't right here.
And he goes to them. What's your story? We don't have access to the water for sockliner Houma. So he takes her animals and he pushes and rubs elbows with other shepherds. He moves that giant boulder that it used to take 10 men to move, he lifts it
after fatigue and after a journey to give them water. And he was so exhausted. The drive that he made after that describes for us his exhaustion. He had a chance there water animals back to those women.
He retreated, you retreat when you're in a state of weakness. You're you retreat when you are defeated. He was defeated by his own fatigue and exhaustion to one that you know when he goes to the shade, I'll be in De Lima and Zelda in a yummy
any goodness that you give me, Oh Allah, I am in need, I am impoverished. I need it. I am poor in front of you or Allah.
But that state of affairs did not hold him back from recognizing that someone needed help and from him jumping into the situation and helping them These were the envy of Allah subhanho wa Taala these are role models for Buddha homak today, so let us follow their guidance. guidance. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that some people are keys that open doors of goodness and I mean annasmith it will hide magalia krishok they are keys that close doors of harm. May Allah subhanaw taala make us keys that open up doors of goodness for people may Allah subhana wa tada make us keys that closed doors of evil barakallahu li what are the new NFlt what can be my female at Victor Hakeem Kuru
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have the fruits of my growth of the fruits of doing acts of goodness and service and kindness towards others? Is as we begin with Sona de masala Dr. Seuss acts of goodness, prevent and protect from sudden events of difficulty. The scholars have deduced from the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam that a person who is continuous in their acts of goodness and help and kindness, this is something that will solve a full beta. This is something that will prevent and turn away from this person, moments and experiences of difficulty and trials and tribulations that would be of harm or have difficulty and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said man Yes sir Allah mercy
Yes, sir longer any dounia will,
that whoever alleviates the difficulty in the struggle of someone that is going through some type of difficulty, any type of difficulty, Allah subhanaw taala will alleviate the difficulty of that person in this dunya and in the era and of the
fruits of my of acts of kindness is the whole gender entering Jenna, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in
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the prophet SAW Selim said the people of my earth that people who do these acts of
kindness of goodness towards others in this dunya they are also people that will be adorned with that attribute in the aphylla. And in the alpha of those people will be amongst the first people to enter into Jenna. And another fruit of goodness and kindness towards others is what we're seeking in this month. Mo feola to lube that having the sins forgiven and erased and removed from our record of deeds.
The Prophet sallallahu wasallam emphasized this in multiple narrations, I want to conclude with some dub with some etiquettes and manners, if someone is doing some kindness towards you, number one, be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And part of that is by expressing gratitude to that person and accept acts of goodness from others the Prophet sallallahu wasallam encouraged us that when someone does an act of goodness towards you, accept it from them, do not break their heart or hurt their feelings, but accept that act of kindness from them. Some people we are raised with this attitude that don't take anything from anyone that's gonna make you look bad. No, the prophesies that I'm
taught us that when someone does act of goodness towards you, respond with gratitude and with things and accept it and smile. And likewise, when we want to be those that want to deliver acts of kindness towards others, let us follow some manners and some etiquettes. Number one, let us make sure our intention is sincere, seeking reward from Allah subhanaw taala and reward alone. You know, in these last 10 nights of Ramadan, these best nights of the year, one of the most beloved acts of have a bad day of worship is here decaf is the erotica of the seclude yourself in this in the masjid for the last 10 nights, and those that are doing that may Allah accept from you. It's a beautiful
act of worship that the prophet SAW Selim used to do plan for next year, if you're not able this year, but the purpose is lm said that I had it for those of us that are not able to do it to take off this year. Don't think that all hope is lost because the prophets lie Selim said that to walk with your brother in his service until you fulfill his need is better for me than staying urtica in this Masjid. And he was referring to his Masjid in Medina, one of the greatest massages on Earth, better for me than to do it it took off in this Masjid for for one month. So be in the service of your brother and the sister and secret word from Allah subhana wa tada because the reward is great.
Number two, do not respond to do not follow up any act of good of goodness with men, which is reminding people of your favorites, lead to loneliness or duck it can be manual other. Allah forbids us in the Quran. Don't follow up your sadaqa your active charity and goodness with men with reminding people of your favorites. That is one of the most disgusting things that a human being can do. And it is something that destroys and removes the reward that you might have attained. If you did something good, good. leave it at that and move on to something else that is good. Don't remember it and don't remind others of it. And lastly, seek reward from Allah Subhana which Allah
never belittle any opportunity to do good. But also let us belittle our actions in a positive way. Meaning let us not do something and then feel so pompous and so amazing that Mashallah we've saved the world from hunger. No, no, no, no, let us do something good. And let us feel the sense of urgency to do more and more good. These are some of the manners that our teachers and scholars have emphasized. May Allah subhana wa tada make us of those that will be protected from the Hellfire with their acts of goodness. I will close with this hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the servant will come in front of Allah on the Day of Judgment, they will look to their right
or they will see is their deeds, they will look to their left or they will see is their deeds, they will look in front of them and they will see the hellfire. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then said,
Well, we should pray tomorrow. So do taqwa. Protect yourself, build for yourself a barrier from the hellfire. What's amazing about this barrier is it can be built with the tiniest, seemingly most insignificant things a piece of a date, because the action might be small, but with the right intention, the reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala will be absolutely massive. A few announcements before we close, we do have a shot until we had waited prayers every night at 9:30pm. And now in addition to that, in the last few nights we have sold out 200 which begins at 2am and it ends with Soho that is provided so you can have sold here and fudger Salah is at 430 we brought it up 15
minutes for these last night's to make it more convenient for the community to perform budget in congregation there is a pm program at AI s OC Islamic Society of Orange County michelle bachman and that will take place tomorrow.
Saturday. Also the mystery is still collecting school supplies as part of the program to give to students in the Fullerton community and we need a good response from everyone for that. So please see the list of items in the drop box in the lobby of the masjid And finally, many people are asking about it is a day of celebration, but let us not look to the ending of Ramadan, let us try and cherish every moment of Ramadan. Nonetheless, inshallah Tada. What we do know so far is that it will most likely be on Sunday and it will be in the angel stadium inside the stadium. And we will provide you with more concrete details once they become available in shallow data. But that is some
preliminary information for you to keep in mind. And lastly, before we close today, in sha Allah, every single one of you should have been given one of these envelopes. If you have not been given it, you will be given one. And I would like to request humbling that every single one of you takes one of these envelopes. In terms of this photo, that's all that I'm going to request for you to do. Please take one of these and keep it with you in sha Allah to Allah and we hope that Allah subhanaw taala will inspire all of us will open our hearts and allow us to be of those that fulfill acts of goodness and kindness and are of service to others may Allah subhana wa tada make us of the most
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Allah is fully aware of what we do. Welcome