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Jumuah Khutbah 04-07-17
Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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This Jumuah lecture was delivered at the Abu Huraira Center.
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Mohammed in sallallahu alayhi wa early he was a lump or Chatelet memoriam to her Hakuna Matata in beta wakulla. Allah Allah, all praises due to Allah we praise Him we seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray and whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray and and can guide I bear witness that no one has the right to be worshipped and one has the right to our ultimate love and devotion, except Allah subhanho wa Taala alone who has no partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam is his servant, and His Messenger.
Indeed, the best words are the words of Allah. And the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa ala he was alone. And the worst thing in the religion are the newly invented matters. And all the newly invented matters in religion, are considered to be innovation and bitter, and every bit is misguidance. And it leads to the hellfire.
day of Friday in which we are today
is a very special day.
And it is so special that the scholars of Islam have disputed which is better Friday or the day of alpha. There's a dispute among the Muslim scholars throughout the ages, that which is better in the sight of Allah is it the day of alpha of the day of Friday. Today on Friday was a very special day in the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would look forward to it. And he would utilize it and would be a very special day that would stand out during the week. Looking at our state today, this is not the case, Fridays are all about trying to make it to the hotbar and then go and do business as usual. But that's not what Friday is meant for. Friday is a is a weekly eat for
every Muslim. And it's a very special day where the profits are lost. And I'm sad that the nations before us were misleaded always were misguided and they missed it out. So some of followers have some religions they took Saturday, some of them took Sunday as the holy day or as the day where they worship Allah subhanaw taala and focus on the worship of Allah Spano Tata, but he said we were guided to Friday, the Muslims were guided to Friday. So this is why the prophets of Salaam would give a very special treatment to Friday. And this is not something that is detached or disconnected from what is happening in the Muslim ummah. We live in a universe where there are no mistakes,
nothing goes wrong. everything goes according to plan. And everything is interconnected. And for Muslims to keep mourning and wailing and feeling bad about themselves and spreading negativity. This is not the way that's gonna take the old lift the predicaments and the pains of the Muslims. The only way to relieve the state of the oma is to reconcile with a loss of hundreds either truly reconciled with Allah truly, coming back to the book of Allah. The Book of Allah is not some kind
have extra terrestrial guidance that is gonna make us some weird people. It is a book to make us proper human beings. It has a prescription for the perfect version of life, that any human being can live. It brings life as we said previously to our hearts and to our daily life. Islam brings us to the core and heart of life. So every small thing in Islam is impactful and powerful. But if someone is stuck in their brain, and then logical thinking sometimes in the limited logical thinking,
and they expect the whole world to follow suit, or to follow exactly what they the way their line of thinking.
But when we talk about certain things in Islam, these are minor things a small thing seemingly in our eyes. But we live in a universe where there's a very powerful balance, very powerful equilibrium where everything feeds into the other.
And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, in the matusadona Econ, you are given victory and power by the weaker ones amongst you.
that defies this basic simplistic level of logic. How come we are empowered and given triumph through the weakest ones among us how the prophet SAW Selim says, this Allah to him or him, through their Salah, and through that, you are given power and victory?
How can you analyze this intellectually, you can't because intellectual ism is only one strand of the reality in which we live, there are other hidden dynamics that our intellectual minds cannot really grasp and understand. So Islam is a holistic religion. It addresses every aspect of our lives. And sometimes what fixes a human being by not be something intellectual might not be something spiritual, it might be something behavioral, it might be emotional, so each one of us has their own keys. So as Muslims, we are supposed to approach Islam holistically as a loss of honor Tyler says, Yeah, you alladhina amanu simi katha, only who believes into into Islam in its entirety,
take it as a whole, then pick and choose, don't be selective.
Apply whatever Islam offers you relate to whatever Islam offers you. So today, we're going to talk a little bit about Friday. And there is a reason why I'm talking about this.
Because we are missing out on great opportunities. great opportunities in
law says every second each second, from the night that comes before Friday, which is Thursday sunset for Thursday, mother of each second is full of treasures until the sunset on Friday day.
Each one of them is full of treasures and you can't miss out on any of them. So this is why you find the prophet SAW Selim the companions, the early generations, they would seize every moment Friday for them. Was this an exceptional day not like any other day of the week, and the prophets of Salaam gave us so much guidance as to how we should do deal with it. So first of all, he told us about the day Friday for x zero fee Mina Salatu. Salam, O Allah, on the day of Friday, increase in your saying sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sending salutations upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that's a way to connect to a lot. That's a way to get a lot of the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala so
familiar Friday, with sending salutations when the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa early he was sending them since Peace and blessings upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that's a very powerful day. Another thing that prophets of Salaam told us to do is to recite solar to death. And he says the one who recites sort of gamma
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Italia, anyone who recites the show Rasul Allah will give him a light that will bring illumination into his life into his day into his way until the next Juma until the next tomorrow. So this is something that we shouldn't miss out on. And when we say on the port when we when we say that they have Juma is such an exceptional day that means anything you do in it the reward is multiplied is more than usual. So the professor said and this is why he also pointed or drew our attention to the fact he said enough in general it said
on Friday, there is a time there is a time there is an hour. When you make it will not be rejected it
will be accepted by Allah subhana wa Tada. So there is that hour but the professor did not make it clear he did not point exactly one hour. That is why in order to help you engage throughout the day of tomorrow, and there is another reason, some scholars pointed out they said the reason the person did not specify what hour that is, is that this hour sometimes could be moving throughout Friday. And this is why the scholars disputed what exactly was that hour some of them said it's during the hotbar.
Some of them said, No, it's from a certain level, and that's the strongest opinion. And that's why you find some of the early generations like bubbles of location.
Every time it was Friday, when he played us on he would take a corner in the masjid and he would not speak to no one
he would not have a conversation. If anyone tried to speak with him he would not speak with anyone and he would make doacs Allah subhanaw taala throughout that time from a certain level. And this is how the early generations dealt with Friday. So Friday is not just any passing day you come to Jamaica and that's it.
But yet the pinnacle of Joomla is the Salah is the prayer
and Salatu Juma is worship and the prophets of Salaam says any person any male because it's larger than the males.
Any male who misses three consecutive genoise Juma prayers without an excuse without a valid excuse. It's not something you make up valid excuse there are valid excuses in Islam.
When Allah subhanaw taala would seal his heart, the heart would be sealed.
So Juma is not an easy matter. I don't feel like going to gym today. I feel I'm going to do extra hour of work. I'll pray next week and so on and so forth. The pros of Joomla is Roger on every nail who has reached puberty puberty. You cannot miss out on Joomla you cannot miss out on Gemma and also the professor's I'm encouraged coming to gym early because the people who don't come before the Imam starts to give the hotbar
they're gonna have very little reward. Very little reward. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says men Baqarah Takara yom and Juma These are some of the virtues of Juma men Baqarah Takayama are the ones who come early and that's a signal that's almost non existent non existent today.
The ones who come early before the Juma you know, Abdullah suffered for example, other companions as well. Do you know when they used to come to the Juma they used to prefer general domestic
then when Russian and it's a dispute among the scholars washing your body having a listen washing your whole body on the day of Juma just for Juma after fudger or after sunrise. Is it a Rajat almost what Mr. have recommended
isn't a viable obligation or recommended there's a dispute among the scholars. So a lot of us are most of the early generations, they would go home have the hustle of Juma and come straight back to the mustard stream back to the masjid and that's the time they've come to there they would come for Juma.
Not come after the Imam has started his photobomb somebody might say I have worked engagements and so on and so forth. Do your best to come to Juma before the Imam stands up to start his quarterback
make sure that's what you do.
So the moment the man gets some remember and sits down and the mother makes the other the prophet SAW said and said poverty limit and eager to serve the angels because these are the records where the angels right who's gonna come down the angels have records who's walked into the mustard now for Juma to kind of document this and you will fate you find this on the Day of Judgment. So they'll be writing the moment the man gets and sits on the member for the Ensign to make the other that's the moment the angels are gonna close their books.
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so they will close the books and the records and they want to listen to the remembrance of Allah
not time for recording. So make sure you come before before that. So the prophets of Salaam says man, but corrupted Takayama. Juma was a Salah was tesl and he washes his buddy takes the whistle
when Masha when Amir came and these four people who can make it basically who can walk to the masjid. When Mashallah miracle because of those times they could ride their animals or they could walk to the masjid. So the person encouraged to walk into the masjid. But if you live at a distance, then you're excused.
This is not an obligation just because there's extra reward in walking to the mustard wellness show. Well, I'm your club,
where then I mean and in me for answers, and he gets as close as possible to the Imam. And that's another etiquette of Joomla.
Apart from our brothers respected brothers who need to sit on a chair, that's fine. But for the rest of them that promises and recommended that you come as close as possible to the email,
when you come early, don't waste the opportunity to get as close as possible to the man. Because the reward is distributed as well as close to it, the email depends on your proximity to the email. Because the closer you are to the man, the closer you are to the first line, and there is more rewarding the first line, the second line has more reward than the third line and so on and so forth. So when you come to the restroom, there is space, don't go and sit in the back.
Don't sit in the back.
And the same applies to the brothers as well who try to
make it sometimes to the to the office as well early but I would say come here where the coffee is given the hotbar and come closer. So use that time and this opportunity to get as close as possible to the man Wait for me one such
can Allah who be cooling the hot water on suyama Senate in Wakayama or in Nevada calamari. With each step that he takes to the masjid, he would get the reward, he would get the reward of fasting a whole year. And praying that night for a whole year with each step that he takes to the masjid. This Hadith is reported by the force sooner and is also reported by Abraham and his site he declared it to be saying shall be graded at site as well.
So this is the seller of Joomla. Slav Juma listening to the email. And that's another advice from our community here because I'm going to share with you some advice from our community as well.
Some people in the hotbar
that are playing games on their smartphone, or their what's happening, messaging someone, are they checking their Facebook feed, or their Twitter account, and so on and so forth. In the
in the hotbar,
you have a whole week to do whatever you want. You have a whole week to check your Facebook accounts, your Twitter account, all this social media and all these YouTube videos on your list. You can watch them for about half an hour, 25 minutes and Hubbard is giving a hug ban you can't hold back.
You can't hold back.
The scholars considered this kind of acts a person, you know, fiddling with something their hands playing with something getting busy with something that takes their attention. They say this is from a level from Allah who basically you engage in something that's not beneficial in the hotbar. And that will take the reward for Gemini completely away from you.
completely away from you.
The Companions would reprimand someone who would hold a little stick in their hands or twig in their hands and play with it. Just move the sand and follow them all the pebbles in front of them. They would reprimand that person that would say you have no reward for drama, you wasted your drama. And that's nothing just playing around with a little tweak. What about a person who's messaging and
and checking their Facebook accounts?
So do we see Jim is only 2530 minutes, don't waste to Jim, don't check your messages, put your phone on silent or better, you'd be better off if you even turn it off.
And don't look at it. Pay attention to what the man is saying. It's just a little piece of advice. So these are things that the prophets have said and recommend that we do this is a great reward. So if you are Joomla, what you need to do is remember this is a day that passes and says Hey, yo, yo,
yo Joomla the best day upon which the sun has risen is the day of Joomla. Friday. This is not a normal day.
each minute here is so precious. Each second is so precious. Don't waste it. seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala because day in and day out, you're making the journey to Allah and you don't know what time death is gonna take you.
Look at it. 20 years ago, you were 10 years old. You were 20 years old. You were 30 years old. It looks like yesterday. This ever feels like because this is how life is life is too short, too short. Don't think you have so much to live. Even if you have 17 years from now to live, it's going to go in the blink of an eye. You don't feel this how time flies in this in this world.
And people will always say I have a lot of time ahead of me. I have a lot of time ahead of me. This is a trick from shavon you'd be surprised anyone who said that himself. One day he would look back at their life and say unhappiness
How much time
I was fooling myself.
So July is the prime time for you said dedicated for the remembrance of Allah. If you develop one thing just one practice on Java to send peace and blessings on the prophets of Salaam says
Allah masala seldom LSE the number hamato. Juma and seek forgiveness I stuck with a lot of stuff that a lot of stuff let me draw out for your parents may draw out for the Muslims in different parts of the world.
Just that all you need to do is move your chunk consciously with your mind and you are attached to it. That's all you need to do. I'm not asking you to do some physical exercise. There's no physical burden on you just keep remembering the last one kind of seeking forgiveness make him do out for others. Sending salutations from the prophet SAW Selim consciously engaged your heart. It's a beautiful experience with lots of beautiful experience when you connect to Allah and make dua. So let's fill up our Juma with blessings from Allah and you will never regret that. That means the day of July 5 special Allah gives special gifts on Juma and you're going to feel it in your heart
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad in sorry.
Another thing that process Island recommended for Joomla is in the Bible Hari left a pseudo module on Yeoman Joomla
mustapa mentorian anyone who washes their body for Joomla they purify themselves, they purify themselves as much as possible. We're banging on in dagny here and then they apply perfume and good smells
tbbt or they basically beautify themselves cinema.
Name then he comes and he does not
split between two people. What does that mean? scholars have explained this in different ways. First, he doesn't create dissension or enmity between two people. So he doesn't bring about hard feelings among people. Or it could also mean as well as the person is walking into the masjid.
Walking into the mustard, they do not push other people you make space for me make space for me and split between two people or two people are talking before the hotbar he comes and walks from amongst them from between them.
Why would the professor I'm saying this? About Juma
because soul about the spirit of Islam. Islam makes you sensitive to other people's feelings.
Just walking between two people having a conversation is disrespectful. This is how sensitive and delicate Islam when it comes to these things.
So on Dave, Jim, the Protestant Southern doesn't want you to hurt anyone's feelings to offend no one,
let alone doing other things. Let alone putting down someone
that Allah let alone bashing someone. Right? And hurting their feelings. The person was saying when I move forward with my nickname, he doesn't even split two people. Even two people sitting next to each other, he does not push this one this side. This one This side, give me space. But that also doesn't mean when we sit for Juma, we take so much a big bubble around us of space. So keep that in mind. So it's a double mutual responsibility.
Cinema you suddenly marcucci better whoa so he comes to the masjid and that's as soon as also forgetting forgotten
that people would come to the masjid and they would pray tulika before Juma to occur and to locker and to locker until until until the Imam stands on the number of seats on the number when he first comes to the number that some of us forgotten.
So people would come and that's recommended by the prophet SAW Selim. that a person comes to the masjid prays to Waka tulika Torah keeps praying until the Imam sits on the number then he stops
that use that was a widely practice sooner. So we today we don't see we hardly see it. You see some individuals actually doing it, but you hardly get to see it. From Mayo Salima coochie Bella Houma Yoon, se to eat a taco lemon, Mr.
Oshiro Fira level. Bina who will be in a room
then he sits and listens, listens, you'll sit in Arabic means listen carefully to the Imam or to the Habib as he speaks. Then he will get all his sins forgiven. From this Jamaat to the gym to the other drummer, most likely the previous drummer, so you get a whole week forgiven. A whole week forgiven.
So there is you can find in this radical emphasis from the
Prophets are seldom on issues, washing the body cleanliness, cleanliness, sometimes people come to the masjid really paying no attention to their hygiene.
Sometimes, and this is a, I would say, a rare occasion. But sometimes it happens especially when the mustard is is packed, sometimes you would find unpleasant smells.
And because the hot bar is not suitable for these kinds of things, by the way, something about the hotbar I receive a lot of requests from so many people. And no one knows everyone who makes a request request. They think they are the only one making a request. But I'm telling you if you are a man, you'll be bombarded with requests talk about this talk about that someone did that to me, tell him tell people not to behave this way. I get so many requests. But this is the member of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam
it's not for me.
Not every topic is worthy of being mentioned on the member of the prophet SAW center.
When I was a child, remember we had a Habib he was started not with saying praising Allah, not with praising Allah subhanaw taala. But people had an issue of hanging their shoes on the windows and he would start with this.
And people have given him advice. That's the member of the prophet SAW center. You want to talk about this, you talk individually to people you talk on the side maybe for Jonah after Juma but on the member of the prophets of Solomon restrict Allah's Messenger sauce Allah so I'm not going to talk about bad smells I'm not gonna talk about other issues. But we Muslims we are supposed to be clean, hygienic, because cleanliness of the heart reflects on our physical state.
We're supposed to be clean, we're supposed to be pure. The profits are seldom no one found any bad smell coming out from his buddy. Never.
Last week, we're talking about 100 in the Friday halaqa. And one of his descriptions that no one was seen as clean and hygienic as mmm that he would be very careful about his clothes and about his buddy being so clean and smelling nice.
That's how we are and anything that's in the heart is going to reflect on the external state. So your external cleanliness is a reflection as well of your inner cleanliness.
And cleanliness takes so many shapes, physical cleanliness, and also takes ethical cleanliness, moral cleanliness, behavioral cleaners, how you treat people, how you respect people, how you feel for people, this is a form of cleanliness. When you disrespect, others looked down upon them. That's filth.
That's not clean and it's that's not hygiene.
So clean listening is not only physical.
So we are supposed as Muslims to carry ourselves in the best way not to show anyone. We don't make a show game here.
Just because this is what Islam is, it's about cleanliness is about purity, and the process of sudden says upto Chateau de man, you know the acts of worship that include cleanliness, but who will do and all of these things and the ethical principles of Islam. Shockingly, man, these are half of faith. These are half of faith.
So these are some of the things that we can do for Juma come early to the to the Friday hotbar. Wash your body, apply perfume, use the miswak clean your teeth come in the best shape for the sake of Allah because you're going to stand in Allah's Presence.
And do not create dissension do not hurt anyone's feelings come as a peaceful being coming to the masjid and you disturb no one. You only bring peace with yourself into the masjid. And also the supplies as we're leaving the masjid. And we should also pay attention to the cleanliness of the masjid. So sometimes as we're leaving, sometimes, you know, there are areas where you can step with your shoes on but there are areas where you can't. So the mats are out there where we can, you know step with our shoes on but sometimes when the shoes are wet, and we step on other areas, people come with their socks and they get wet and so on and so forth. So we are hurting other other other
brothers. We're making it hard for them. Islam pays attention to all of these pays attention to all of these there was one one thing I am Muslim. It says that one day the person was teaching the companions a man walked into the masjid with his sword. So the sheaf of a sword was extending backwards. So when he was trying to walk between people, the professor said and said,
you know, you take that shirt off.
You can't hurt no Muslim as you're walking among them. The boss I'm sporting nasty.
You can't hurt Muslims. Because that's gonna bump into someone's head.
That's gonna hurt someone. You can't do this. So very sanctity for the Muslim
So again I so I conclude by saying we observe the rights of the Juma on coming early and appreciating the Juma and also by sending Peace and blessings on the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, I want to extend your thanks as well for your contributions for the message previously and then for the campaign to deal with the famine in Somalia particular vehicle and for your constant support. There have been other issues as well where some people were in trouble some people were stuck some people were ill and a lot of people Mashallah showed up for help just second let me Allah reward you And may Allah and this shows a lot of solidarity and brotherhood. It's a beautiful spirit that
Muslims have and I hope that inshallah it takes other forms as well. It's it's shown as well when it's needed by the color of a llama film when you know and we now want to slim it onto the metal here even home one and watch a llama fill another unorganized slough and FEMA now with a bit of Domino also not only Catherine, Allah McWilliams and a few polymaker McCann, Allah, Allah,
Allah, Allah Allah, Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah,
Allah Subhana Allah have as a foreigner, Ramadan Muslim. Well hamdulillah inshallah next weekend, there will be a series of talks, Friday, Saturday, Sunday in the evening about how Islam treats the hearts. So everyone is invited. hopefully there'll be some practical stuff there.