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yeah you have Latina man otaku la Haku Colin said EDA, UCLA Sheila Kumar Moroccan oil fetullah coo bacuna woman nuclear illa hasura hufa fosun alima am I better do we begin by thanking and praising Allah, our Lord and Master and creator, the one true God, the Most Merciful, the most excellent, the Most High. We praise Allah and we think him as he is entitled to our praise and gratitude. We ask Allah for guidance. We ask Allah for steadfastness upon guidance, we ask Allah for protection from all evil and harm. And we ask Allah subhana wa tada for forgiveness. We bear witness that there is no one nothing worthy of worship except Allah alone. And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam is his last and final prophet and messenger. We beg a lot to shower our beloved messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with compliments and salutations, and to do so upon his family and his companions and all of those who follow his son, his tradition until the end of time. Allah subhana wa tada commanded us commanded the believers to have Taqwa of him, as it is his rights, to have awareness and consciousness of Allah subhana wa Tada. To be in a state of obedience and submission to Allah. And to always be protecting yourself from falling into actions that displease and anger Allah.
The companion, Abu horiontal, the Allahu taala, and who was seen in the city of Medina after the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, surrounded by a group of eager listeners,
and a man who was traveling and visiting the city entered and saw this group huddled and gathered so passionately and listening so intently. And so he waited until this group dispersed. And this man approached Abu huraira probably a lot more and, and he asked him a very interesting question.
He said to him, I want you to inform me to relate to me, a hadith and narration, a, quote, a statement of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that you yourself directly heard from the mouth of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And that was pseudolus said to you in complete privacy.
No one else was around. I want to hear that statements. So I will hotel I said to this man, I will relate to you a statement of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he said to me, I heard directly from his mouth, and no one was around. He said it to me in complete privacy.
And I will begin to relate the Hadeeth
and he said, the Messenger of Allah said to me, yeah, about hula. And as he began to relate the Hadeeth Shahada button, a hula began to choke. And then he collapsed on his side.
And when he regained his strength, and he sat up, he attempted to relate the headings again. He said, The Messenger of Allah said to me, oh, Abu hooray Allah. And as he began to utter the words of the Messenger of Allah, again, he lost all strength and energy and he fell down.
Clearly, he was moved by the statement of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
he attempted a third time. And again, as he said, the Messenger of Allah said to me, you're about hudl, you're wrong. And then he fell. This mandus traveler held him up, propped him up, and encouraged him until I finally was able after several attempts to complete the narration. And he said, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to me,
in a world nursey, Jacobo malkia materialet origin is to shahida the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, of the first people on the Day of Judgment, that will be sent to punishment was an individual who was actually a martyr.
Who was someone that sacrificed everything they have, including the most valuable thing they have their life in a endeavor in a path to protect and preserve the religion.
How is that possible?
The Hadith continues and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
that this man will be brought before Allah
deja vu near Emma Who? The Allah subhana wa tada will remind this man of the blessings of Allah upon him. Allah will mention the blessing of strength, the blessing of ability, that this individual had physical strength and ability
and this individual will will recognize all of these blessings of Allah, you will remember them in fact,
and then Allah subhana wa tada will ask him a simple question.
Allah subhana wa tada will say, but for me,
what did you do with this strengthen with this ability that we blessed you with? And this man will respond Oh Allah, I exerted this strength, sacrificing and fighting and struggling for your sake.
And Allahu subhanahu wa tada
Who is the most wise and do nothing. Absolutely nothing escapes the knowledge and awareness of Allah subhana wa tada Allah on that day will say to this man, because
you are in fact telling a lie.
And the angels Upon hearing this will testify. And the mother aka Jose, kidnapped, in fact, you are telling a lie.
It is relatively doable or easy in this dunya to get away with a lie.
Sometimes some people don't get away with it, but some people seem to get away with it. But in the Sahara, all records will be brought forth. There is no lying on the Day of Judgment. And then Allahu Subhana Allah will in fact expose this person's true intention. And Allah subhana wa tada will say, what are
the new call? Who are Jerry? In fact, the reason you did all of what you did was so that it would be said about you how brave this man is.
How brave and courageous and strong this person is. That's really what was driving you. That was your motivational force. That was your internal energy that pushed you to continue struggling and working hard.
And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that this individual will be dragged on their face to the hellfire.
But that's not the only one. There are two others. The second, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to the companion, Abu hurayrah, another person who will be brought
is the one who recited the Quran.
And Allah subhana wa tada will ask this person.
Why did you recite the Quran and this person will say, to recite your words and to teach it. And this is someone who might have put a lot of time and energy to learn the book of Allah to perfect the citation, perhaps even to teach others and tutor and train others to recite properly.
And yet again, Allahu subhana wa tada will set the record straight, and will say conduct, in fact, you are telling a lie, and the angels will testify. In fact, you are telling a lie. Rather you recited the book of a law you learn to you put an effort you might have even taught others, so that it would be said about you who what an excellent reciter of the book of Allah that person is. And such was said,
but your driving force, your motivation, your internal energy, was not seeking the pleasure of Allah, but rather it was seeking the praise of those who heard you.
And that's not the only one there is a third person as well. And that third person will be someone who spent a lot of their wealth, a lot of their resources more than 50 and they will be brought forward. And Allah subhana wa tada will remind this individual of his blessings upon him and they will recognize these blessings of wealth and of resources.
And Allah will ask this person what did you do with this wealth? And this person will say, oh, Allah, I didn't find any project any need for your sake that needed funding, except that I went forward and funded and gave
and a lot again, we'll set the record straight and say cuz you are lying, and the angels will testify. You are lying. You did that so that it would be said about you how generous how giving How can
Such a person is for each of these people. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, they will be amongst the first people to be taken to the hellfire.
And they will have their punishment. What exactly are they being punished for? From our perspective, they seem to have done very great praiseworthy lofty actions.
But in fact, what they are punished for is that they did external acts of worship, but internally, there was no sincerity.
The term that the scholars use for that and the term that Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger used for that is Laos.
And literally this word in the Arabic language if Laos refers to when something is purified when something is removed of all impurities, hardness
it's that specific element without any other impurities.
And this is in fact something that Allahu subhana wa tada in the Quran, set as a basic foundation, and as a basic prerequisite, and as a necessary condition for the acceptance of all good deeds.
No matter how small, no matter how big,
no matter how public, no matter how private.
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Allah says they were not commanded except to express servitude to Allah to fulfill the obligations of Allah subhana wa tada Mahalia slean, with complete sincerity.
And the scholars have given so many definitions to try to understand this basic yet profound concept
of what was said.
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One of the most simplest and abridged definitions. One of the scholars said it is to empty your heart of anything except Allah.
That means to seek the reward for what you are doing from Allah subhanho data exclusively alone. Why is this important? First of all, it's important because it is necessary for the acceptance of our deeds
for the acceptance of our deeds, Allah subhana wa tada in the Quran described people that come on the Day of Judgment with a lot of actions, but a lot of described as habit and menthol
or Kadima, Illa me, Lumina emmalin for Johanna Hubba amadora.
individuals will come on the Day of Judgment, thinking they have amassed a big record of a lot of deeds. But in fact, they will see that it doesn't have much weight. It's like particles blowing and being swept away in the air.
What matters with the loss of panel data is not the magnanimity of the deed. But what gives deeds weights and what anchors them in the records with a law is in fact sincerity.
Another reason why this is extremely crucial and important is because as time goes on our culture and our society becomes more and more connected.
And some see a lot of benefits to that. And sure they can be a lot of benefits to that. One of the problems that arises is that we are constantly exposed.
Everything that happens to us is known. As a matter of fact, culture nowadays encourages us to share everything.
share everything that you do under the premise of encouraging others and motivating others and building a sense of community and empowerment. And all that is fine and dandy. But the problem is when everything that we do becomes public, there is no way to prevent that from permeating in our heart of hearts. And it becomes even more difficult to exercise sincerity.
Because subconsciously we start thinking, how will I get exposure for this? How will this deed or this action motivate others
the scholars likened this to a candle they said a candle gives light to those around, but in fact it is burning and reducing itself.
And speaking of candles and light when we look to the experiences of the early pious predecessors,
great, accomplished people in this oma
We see that they always sought to have privacy and secrecy for their good deeds as much as possible. If any one of them needed to share something for the benefit of teaching or illustrating to others, then definitely they would have more than that. That was done in private.
It is said that a great scholar by the name of Abdullah Abdullah Mubarak, who is known in the books of Hadith, and in the narrations, from the early generations that he was traveling with a group of people. And they had camped in a place so they set their lantern on, you know, some oils something to burn. And after a short period of time, that source of light blew out, ran out of fuel. And so they came together to get some more fuel, get some more oil, prepare the lantern, turn it back on, they're sitting camping out in the wild, there's darkness. By the time they were able to turn it back on their companion, who was this great scholar of delivering robotic, they found and they
described that his facial hair was moist and damp from tears.
They didn't even hear any crying, but he was suppressing it and crying so much. So they asked him, What is making you cry?
And he said, when that light went away, the first thing that came to my imagination was how will the darkness of the grave be?
That's a powerful reminder of how people that are God conscious are always thinking about a lawn returning back to Allah. But what amazes me about it is, and this is a very, very simple observation. You tell the story to a young child, a four year old, the first thing you'll ask is, how come they didn't hear him crying?
Because there was an effort to protect and keep a secret with Allah.
One of the early scholars said have never been led to study was asked about his night prayer. They asked him they said, How do you do your night prayer? Can you tell us about your experiences with the young lady? What a nice question. They were surprised to see that this scholar turned to them with an angry expression. For holy bury him, he got upset with them.
Why? He said to them, if I have one locker that I did, that only Allah knows about it, and it was done sincerely for him. That is more beloved to me than if I pray every single night All night, and I tell it to all of you and expose it.
We are taught by our great predecessors, to always be keen to have a secret with Allah subhanahu wa tada May Allah subhana wa tada inspire us, to be diligent in our worship and obedience of him. Not only when there are those looking or listening or watching, but especially when only Allah Subhana Allah is watching Allah in Allah Zika or Shaka wash nearly magic. We ask you a lot to help us to remember you and to be grateful to you and to be excellence in our worship. Have you already had our stuff? It'll already welcome reciting Muslim minimalism investor fuel in the Hall of Fame.
wa salatu salam ala Adam and Lana via badda Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayidina Habibi, now Mohammed were early he was so happy he was seldom at the Sleeman kathira. As the month of Ramadan approaches us. Many people asked speak about preparing for Ramadan. Tell us how we can get ready for Ramadan. And I think there have been lots of reminders about this as is good and necessary.
But we begin at the beginning, the best way to prepare for the month of Ramadan and for every other month and for every deed that we do in our life, in this upcoming blessed month and beyond, is to exercise sincerity. To remind ourselves always, why are we doing these deeds? And the answer should be to seek reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala alone. If that is not our answer, then we need to do the elbow to nuforce we need to do some workout on our soul. And make sure that we are not only obeying and worshiping Allah subhana wa tada when we are in congregation or in public or when others are watching, or when we can share and talk about it with others. But as much as we are sharing as
much is known about us. There shouldn't be more that only Allahu Subhana who knows of acts of goodness and of good deeds. The best way to prepare for the month of Ramadan is to welcome it and to begin and to approach it and to get ready for it with complete sincerity. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to make us of those who fast and pray and recite the whole
And give charity Harleys on Liberty Hill Kareem seeking reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala exclusively alone on the topic of Ramadan, there has been a beautiful project and initiative that was brought forth from the outreach committee of this Masjid May Allah bless them and increase them in goodness. And that is to facilitate for you a way to share the month of Ramadan and to teach others about it and making that very easy for you. Many of us may have a difficult time starting a conversation with our neighbors with our co workers with our friends or classmates. And that is why the datawalk Committee here in this Masjid has come up with a beautiful gesture to help you do that
very easily. We've done it before and they have done it again. And we have these beautiful little Milan gift boxes. In this box is a small snack to For your gift receiver to enjoy. And there's also some information about the month of Ramadan about the religion of Islam. We always hear that sharing about our religion is important and is mandatory upon us. But many of us get very lazy or many of us get very shy. Here is a way to facilitate that and to make it easy for you and they are being sold outside for $5 so I encourage everyone to pick up as many of these as you can as you can fit in your hands and in your cars inshallah tada I spoke with brother Jamal who is the coordinator and insha
Allah We hope to see that all of them will sell out today be isn't in a hurry Tada. Let us encourage one another to spread the message of our beautiful religion and to not only experience this blessed month alone, but to make sure everyone around around us feels the joy and the blessing of the month of Ramadan. May Allah make us of those who recognize the truth and follow it and who recognize falsehood and stay away from it. And we ask a lot to protect us from confusion or better. attina dounia Hansen filati Hassan joaquina Allah we ask you for the best of this life, Allah we ask you for the best of the afterlife. And Allah We beg you to protect us from the tournament of the
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