Channel: Mohammed Mana
Jumuah Khutbah January 5, 2018
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our Lord and Master and creator.
We asked him for guidance, we asked him for forgiveness, we asked him for protection.
And we beseech him to shower our beloved messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with compliments and salutations and upon his family and his companions and all of those who follow His perfect tradition until the end of time.
It is important we begin by renewing and reminding and admonishing ourselves to have Taqwa of Allah subhana wa tada Allahu Subhana. Allah commanded us in the Quran to make sure that our final moments when the Angel of Death comes upon us are moments when we are obeying Him and protecting ourselves from his anger by staying away from what he prohibited, that is taqwa.
What is love?
Why should you love someone? Why do people love other people? or other things?
What's the story behind love or as some put it what's love got to do with it?
Without getting too philosophical, because I'm not trained in philosophy. But it's very interesting to ask these questions sometimes.
But to try to be simple, they say and they define love as a strong emotion as a strong emotion, of passion of attachment
to another being to another entity to another person.
And some have delved deeper into it and said love necessitates that there are acts of love. Some have described it as a language. And they've said there are different languages of love different ways of expressing this emotion.
And I'm fine with sticking with that simplistic definition for the purpose of our discussion today.
And why do you love someone?
Let us ask ourselves this question sometimes, let us think deeply about it and ponder.
Why Why does
someone love another individual. Now sometimes, obviously, that could be innate, it could be something that we are wired with, in our makeup, for example, the love that a parent has for their child, or vice versa, although the parent to the child is always greater.
This is not something that can be rationally explained. And you ask a parent and I tried doing this. Parents always complain about their kids, oh, my kid did this. And my kid kept me up here and he did this. And so a person that does not understand those feelings. Sometimes they may get frustrated. And they may say, Well, why are you guys always complaining about your kids? Then you turn around and you say you love them so much. I asked this to one of my friends. He said it's not possible to be explained in words. It is that look that you give to your child as you lay them to bed at night. That is all that I can tell you. It is something that melts your heart.
That's something that we are wired with. But let's put that aside. Let's say it's not someone that there is a blood relationship with. Why do individuals love one another?
Or perhaps it might be one way? You might have some of your own answers to this question and I would love to hear it from you. But allow me to be very simplistic today and say perhaps it is for a few reasons.
One can be that you love someone for who they are.
You might love someone for who that person is.
Now today is kotoba. I did not intend it to be a philosophical discussion on the emotion of love, but rather
I don't like to make assumptions, but I'm quite confident that almost every single one of us if not most of us have heard about the topic of loving the messengers of Allah and he was in
loving our beloved messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And I don't want to spend too much time today talking about the proofs from the Quran, and his statements and actions that necessitate this love and mandate it upon us. If you happen to be hearing this discussion for the first time, welcome to our Masjid Welcome to our community. But Allah Subhana Allah Allah in the Quran emphatically, boldly, openly, clearly praises the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam compliments and salutes the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam commands the angels to do so and they do so and 11 commands us to do so.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam encouraged us to send salutations upon him the Prophet sallallahu Sallam encouraged us and made it clear to us that our aim and our belief in Allah is not complete, if it is missing this important element of loving the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So with that, I think we have enough of a foundation Allah and the angels and His Messenger all encouraged us to salute and love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and it is part of the completion of our faith.
So we mentioned the first possible reason that you may love someone for who they are, will who was the messenger and it is salatu wa sallam.
He was a human being basher, as Allah subhanho wa Taala informed us His name was Mohammed his father's name was Abdullah. He lives at a particular time in a particular region, in the city known as Mecca, then migrated to a city known as Medina to faraway we hear these, this data, this information when we attend classes, but who was really the messenger and his salatu salam, you know, you might love someone that you've never met.
I know personally, there are some scholars, there are some teachers that I love so much, I've never met them. You might come and ask me Well, how do you really know them than to love them? Have you ever heard the expression that look to a person's friends, and you will learn about them, look to a person's companions look to a person's circle, their social circle, and that will tell you a lot about that person. That's very valid and true. And if we implement that with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we will see that the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam loved him so dearly.
Who was his son in law, and a lot of son in law's don't say very praiseworthy things about their father in law's, unfortunately, sha Allah, we are not amongst those. But you find this. So heavy, saying that no one loved,
open ended, no one loved the way the Sahaba love the Prophet sallallahu sallam.
It's absolutely amazing.
And one interesting thing to notice about that is the transformation,
the transformation that took place in the lives of the Sahaba, and in the community of the Sahaba, when they came into contact with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, you find some remarkable statements that are almost hard to believe, if not they were factual and true, that some individuals that came and said to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam won't lie, I swear by God, there was no face a cut, oh, hoo hoo, that I hated more than your face. And now after a few moments of interaction of dealing, there is no face that I love more than your face. Oh, Mohammed solahart. So
that's a major transformation, to go from complete opposite ends of the spectrum to hate someone more than any other human being on earth. And then to go and love them more than any other human being on Earth.
What kind of transformation is that? I remember, a learned person once said,
if we were to study the Sahaba, just them as a community with regard to their attachment to the prophet SAW Selim, and their transformation that would have been sufficient enough of a miracle for the prophesied seller, as a more jeiza, the transformation that took place in the Sahaba when they interacted with the Prophet sallallahu sallam,
and that happened and that came about through love.
They love the prophets like Selim so dearly.
And so when you look at that community, that group of people you learn so much about the prophets of Allah
Harley was in them, and you learn who he was as a person and as an individual. So that's the first thing. You can love someone for who they are. And we have hundreds, if not 1000s of testimonies, and dialogues and interactions that testify
that the prophets lie Selim was deserving
Number two, you might love someone for what they do for you.
And this is part of us as being human beings Jumeirah to emphasize Santa Elena, the human soul gravitates towards loving the one that was kind and showed them kindness and goodness, someone's really nice and kind to you automatically gravitate towards them and you like that person. And the more they increase in their kindness and their gentleness towards you, the more you end up loving them.
So what did the Prophet sallallahu wasallam do for you and I
am always reminded of the statement of liberty Abner amad when he was at a major expedition, and I think his words were so beautiful to summarize the mission of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says Allah sent us and he is speaking on behalf of his army that Allah sent us, Lino cryogenic rebag meaning Reba tillery by the Isla de by that your ability bad woman with the dunya in a sorority
that Allah subhanho wa Tada. And this is at the crux of the the message of the Prophet. So I said, I mean, all of the messengers
wanted to remove us from subjugating, enslaving humiliating ourselves in our worship to other creation like us.
And elevate us to a point where we worship the creator of all creation that was not created and has no partner, no assistant at all.
And to remove us from the restricted and the limited nature of this dunya to use it and invest it, because it's a limited asset for something that is vast and unlimited, the accurate the reward of the hereafter.
That's what the prophet SAW the longer it was sitting him that was his mission. Now, some people are very kind to you and very nice to you, but they want something in return.
And we don't find that in the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were in his behavior. Quite the contrary we find him being given very valuable gifts. We find him having access to riches of the world. What he didn't keep it,
distributed immediately. He shared it with those around for different purposes, different wisdoms.
What is it that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam gave to all of us. Allah subhana wa tada so beautifully summarizes it will not also NACA in mutton Leela elemi.
You know what's amazing about this verse of the Quran, what sort of is it in it comes in Surah Al MBR
surah tell MBR This is the name the prophets, the messengers,
plural. So before even starting to read this chapter of the Quran, you make an assumption that I'm going to be learning about the prophets, the messengers, and you think to yourself, well, the seal of the messengers, and the greatest of the messengers and the most praised is Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. So when I start reading this sola, I'm going to find a big chunk of it devoted to the story of Mohammed Salah Salaam, right? Wrong.
So tell me what we find so many verses dedicated to Ibrahim
and Luke, and Noah, and a tube and Zakaria and Eunice
where as mentioned of Mohammed Cyrus alum, we get to the last page of the solar it's 10 pages long, we get to the last page, almost at the conclusion. And Allahu Subhana Allah introduces the mention of Mohammed Salah hydrocele them with one very short phrase when my daughter said an accelerometer live and I mean, we only sent you as a source of mercy to all worlds to all creation.
I met and Lila el Amin.
Sometimes it is part of praise.
When there's a lot of volume when you praise someone on and on and on. And sometimes the most eloquent of praise is when it is so short and concise. You know how they say in popular culture, a mic drop moment, just one little phrase, and that's efficient and it leaves everyone in our well now also NACA Illa. Allah mean this is a central
theme of every single action of the prophet SAW SLM and every single one of his teachings. If you look at his courage, you will find that it is part of mercy. If you look at his bravery, you will find that it is merciful. If you look at his moments of strength and intensity, you will find that it is laced with mercy. If you look at his moments of gentleness, but of course it's mercy. If you look at his interactions with family, it's merciful with foes and enemies.
It's the common denominator in every single statement and action and teaching of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Islamic ummah. And Lima is comprehensive. It's more than just gentleness. It's more than just kindness. It's more than just giving. It encompasses all of that.
And that was why the prophesied SLM was sent as a means of Russia to all the worlds
and he himself said earlier his Salatu, Salam in Nima or if to me manna caramel, Allah, I was sent to perfect and purified and enhance your good characteristics. The prophet in essence is saying, there is goodness within you, I have come with revelation, to bring out that goodness,
to bring out that goodness and invest in it and make that the dominant characteristic of your behavior as a Muslim as a believer.
And that trickles into family and into society and into community and intonation. Tell me, ma'am, Academy, Allah.
That's what he said about his own mission. That's what he came for. That's what he has to offer us. That's what he has to give us.
Another reason why you may love someone as if that isn't enough.
I remember one time we were at a youth camp, and a young brother came to me and he was perplexed about something in the religion. He said, I don't understand why the Prophet sallallahu wasallam himself, encourages us and teaches us to praise him.
It doesn't sit well with me, I'm not able to wrap my head around that if any other person did that. You wouldn't say this is an arrogant person or a pompous person what I don't understand.
And he got me to really think I shared with him whatever answers I had learned from our teachers, but he couldn't grasp his head around it just yet. And we are all limited in our ability to explain things sometimes. May Allah teach us
but after a long time of thinking, Subhana Allah, it became evident and clear that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, even in his encouragement
to us to praise him, is in fact benefit to us because it elevates our status. And the purpose of Rs alum was promised a position and a status in the hereafter.
And he was never selfish in this dunya Do you expect that he would be selfish in the ACA, he wants that position to be with his own mouth.
So another reason why you might love someone is because they really love you.
And emotions need to be reciprocated, needs to go both ways. Did the prophet SAW Selim love you and I, he did. He said it to his companions. I wish that I could have seen these believers who believed in me, even though they didn't live with me or see me. That longing. If you love someone, you longed to be with them. He's saying, He longs to see us and be with us. That means he loves us. The prophets are still made. He devoted part of his prayer in his conversation to Allah for the benefit and the welfare of you and I his community. But all of that was in his life
is full of imagery of the scary situation on the Day of Judgment. If you extract the verses in the Quran that describe the Day of Judgment, it is very intense and scary and it is meant to be so that he can love you Whoa, if Allahu Allah wants us to be very careful about what is to come if we don't heed.
It is so intense that Allahu Subhana Allah describes, in the sense that at a certain shape when I lean to the Heroku
Heroku de la suka woman whom de su Carla, when are kinaba law he studied. Allah says it is an intense quake. Even that closest bond remember we began by talking about the love for a parent to their child.
On that day parents will not be able to have any expression of love to their very own children, even a mother who is nursing, a newborn.
It is so intense it could cause miscarriages. It's so intense people are behaving as if they're intoxicated, but they're not intoxicated. They're just scared.
In the midst of all of that intensity and fear, the greatest of people to walk this earth who were sent for the guidance of their communities, or worried about their own situation. It is said in some narrations that musala his Salam will not be concerned about how rude that there is or will not be concerned about Maryam his own mother.
It is said that on that day, the most pious and virtuous will be concerned about themselves, and what will then happen to them. In the midst of all of this, we find the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam rising to a situation and Mohamed Mahmoud, a praiseworthy status. And he is given a blank check and opportunity by a lot to ask what he wishes for,
to have forgiven whomever he requests.
And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam does not reserve that request and that opportunity for himself or his family, but rather he extends that opportunity to his entire oma in essence, you and I
are Mati Amati.
So when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was promised that status, he wanted his oma to be there with him.
So he encouraged us to engage in his praise and in his salutation, so that we can have an elevated status in that time and place. In essence, the prophets encouragement for us to love Him is for our very own benefit.
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the prophets lie Selim is not in need of our praise us discussing his positive traits and qualities does not elevate his status any more than it already is by Allah. I'm reminded of something a poet once said met in my Dr. Mohammed envy mortality, we're looking at the mohammedi. He said, I have not been able to properly adequately praise the Prophet with my words, but it is the mention of the Prophet Mohammed that is praiseworthy to my words. He is in essence, the one that brought status and beauty to the words that we share.
We begin by trying to wrap our heads around love this emotion.
We love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now what
an emotion is energy? What are we going to do with it?
What are we are going to do with it?
It's essential in and of itself, even before we do anything with that emotion and that energy, it is essential. The man came to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and said, When is the day of judgment? The Prophet said, I don't know but what have you prepared for it? The man said you know I didn't prepare much but I can tell you I definitely love Allah and His messenger. The Prophet said and model moment I have an individual be resurrected with the one that he loves. In essence, just loving the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is beneficial for us as we conclude.
And I encourage you to come forward and fill up the space to make room for those that are catching up.
As we conclude, we are beginning a new year now and New Year's come with new resolutions and new goals and new objectives. We've got goals for our income, we've got goals for weight loss, we've got goals for our relationships.
What is our goal with respect to learning and increasing in our understanding of our religion? If you haven't made one yet I've got a suggestion for you. Perhaps you can dedicate this year
to learn about your messenger it is salatu wa sallam
to increase in love for your messenger Allah His Salatu was Salam as he loved you to gain closeness to embody and beautify yourself with his character and his behavior and to implement what he has taught you because he only taught it for your benefit. Not for his but for your own benefits.
The past year we dedicated our Wednesday night class to
understanding and learning about the dealings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. That class has taken a hiatus it's been replaced by another one which is very important on jurisprudence on the legal theory of Islam. I encourage you all to attend that.
But in addition to that inshallah to edit tonight and the first Friday of every month for this year, we will begin a new topic, where we try to understand the description of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a beginning stepping stone to learning who he was to increasing our love and our attachment of him. Who was the Prophet what was his description? We will begin that tonight in sha Allah to Allah and our weekly FF and after salata, Asia,
but what are we going to do with all of this love with all of this emotion let us channel it into learning and into practice. We love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we hope that Allah loves us because of that love that we have devoted to our beloved messenger.
Now let us channel that love into following our beloved messenger alayhi salatu wa sallam.
In addition to the two announcements about these two new classes, you will find a table outside for SEIU California Islamic University they are beginning their new quarter of study on Monday inshallah Tana and it is not too late. Quite the contrary it is a good time for you to register to learn about the courses that they have available and to take advantage of these opportunities that Allah has blessed you to have in your community.
And also in March there will be an opportunity to go for Ramadan
in spring break with Sheikh Mustafa Omar Sharif Jamil beside and she comment below and there are flyers and information about that in the lobby as well. May Allah subhanahu adad and make us of those who love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah subhana wa tada make us of those who express our love to the messenger through our actions and our behavior. May Allah subhana wa to Allah make us of those who will drink from his hand a drink after which we will never experienced thirst. May Allah unite us with our beloved messenger in the highest levels of unfitted dose and the highest levels of Jenna about the law and the law it would have been ideal interest anyway either
him or her and you will monkey will belly it will come to Allah come to the Quran was called La la la la la of curriculum. remember Allah He will make mention of you which could override any me he? He has, it can be grateful to Allah He will increase you. When I think about the remembrance of Allah is the Greatest Allah who
was fully aware of what you do.
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