Prepare For Tomorrow
Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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Friday Khutbah at the Abu Huraira Center on March 24, 2017
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head unit beginner Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam was shot one memoriam to her wakulla, deserting, bidra vocal, 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 own actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray and whomsoever Allah leaves to go a strain on can guide. I bear witness that no one has the right to be worshipped. No 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 early he was sending them his his
servant and His messenger or you who believe fear Allah as he should be feared and die not except in a state of submission and Islam to Allah. All Mankind be dutiful to your Lord who created you from a single person. from him he created his wife and from them both, he created many men and women and fear Allah through whom you demand your mutual rights and observe the rights of your kinship. Surely Allah is Ever an old watcher over you.
Are you who believe
keep your duty to Allah. fear him and speak the truth. He will direct you to righteous deeds and will forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement.
Indeed, the best of speech are the words of Allah and the best guidance is that of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And the worst thing in the religion are the newly invented matters. And all the newly invented matters and religion or innovation and bidra every bidder is misguidance and it leads to the hellfire.
Allah subhanaw taala that gives an advice. A powerful advice in the Koran when he says and he addresses it to the believers directly. Yeah, you're Latina. de la How will tumble Neff some damage? reharden What? Hola.
Oh, you who believe have Taqwa? have fear of Allah. Be dutiful to Allah be mindful and aware of Allah.
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What it has prepared for tomorrow. And then Allah says again what Allah and fear Allah be mindful of him and be dutiful to him.
This is an advice that should be on our minds day and night.
In all our efforts,
because in this, in these short words, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah is giving us a profound advice where he reminds us of the reality of this existence. That all what matters to you.
All what you should focus upon, is to prepare for tomorrow. Because if you are preparing for five years from now, 10 years from now, because we have short term plans, we have long term plans, we have 10 years plans, we have
20 years kind of vision, we have 40 years, we want to see what we want to do, when we retire, where we want to live, what kind of lifestyle we want. We keep planning for the future, but a lot of
And when we say I'm preparing myself for tomorrow, I'm getting ready for tomorrow. But in this verse, Allah subhanaw taala is saying the real tomorrow is not in this world.
Because tomorrow that you are planning for, and you are getting ready for it might never come.
It might never be a reality. You might leave this world before that tomorrow, become a reality.
But the only tomorrow that is sure to happen.
That there is no doubt about it is that you will be resurrected on the Day of Judgment, you will be brought back to life.
And you will have the console you will have to deal with the consequences of your choices in this world and in this life.
And that's why Allah Subhana Allah says, Walton don't have some damage delivered.
Let us all look carefully at it what it has prepared or has what it has put forth for tomorrow. Are you ready for tomorrow?
Have you prepared yourself for tomorrow because tomorrow might be today for you. Because the moment your soul leaves this world, your tomorrow has started.
And the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said men matter but I'm at the metro.
The one who dies, his day of judgment has started the last day has started for that for that person.
So your tomorrow could be closer than the tomorrow that we look forward to.
And that moment of death could come at any time. And this is why you should be ready for death, to come to come and snatch you you should be prepared for that.
And that's what Allah subhanaw taala says in the verse that we quote in every Juma a Lost Planet Allah says what more tune in to Muslim own and do not die except in a state of Islam. Do not die except as Muslims,
except in the state of submission to Allah. That means Be prepared all the time. be in a state of submission and belief
in the loss of animals added that when death comes to you, you are ready. Not like the ones that are lost. Subhana Allah to Allah talks about when he says had either had the hormonal moto call or build your own. So when death comes to one of them, they says Oh Allah, send me back. Send me back, Andrew and send me back.
The mental side you have V mat Alex. So hopefully I would be able to do some righteousness, some good deeds, something good. before death comes to me. Send me back.
Then Allah subhanaw taala says
no, indeed, there is no return.
There is no return. This is a one way ticket.
Once you leave this world, there's no return. You can't come back here you can't make Emmons, you can't fix your actions. There is no way to come back. But you have been given ample time, enough opportunities to realize what this life is all about. to live your life true to Allah and dutiful to your Lord.
And make good use of the time that you have here.
And Allah subhanaw taala will not take a soul until that soul has taken enough warnings and enough evidence about the truth of this life.
So the point here in this life is to be prepared for that tomorrow because that's the real future. When you think about your future, the real future is on the Day of Judgment. And that's what Allah subhana wa tada says, when we're in a da da, da da da, he'll hire one.
That the app here on the next slide, that's the real life. That's the real life. What we are going through is merely a dream. It's merely a mirage. And this is what our last one Allah talks about. The people who have lost themselves and on the Day of Judgment, they wake up to the reality and these people would say, Where will my Taku Masato similar imagery Mona Malibu Vega, Sarah.
And when they say I when the hour arises when the Day of Judgment starts,
those who have done wrong,
they will look around and sort of they've just woken up to the reality to the truth. And that's what Allah subhanaw taala says, further sorrow can do mahadi on the Day of Judgment, we will see facts for what they are. The delusion will be taken away. The screen will be lifted,
the lies the misconceptions would disappear, and we would see everything for what it really is. That's what Allah says, For subtle glioma. hadebe today, your eyesight your instance.
It is so clear and accurate. There is no delusion. There's no misconceptions today.
So when these people wake up to the reality on the Day of Judgment, they swear, we lived only for one hour. The whole life was just one hour, 7080 years, it just feels like one hour, because in reality, that's what it really is. But we live under the delusion of time.
And what is 100 years what is 1000 years compared to eternity? What is it?
So that's the real tomorrow, and that's the life. You worry about your savings, you worry about your children's future about their education. You worry about paying off the house that you bought.
You think about the next house you go into buy, you think about the next business, the next move in business. There's nothing wrong with this. But look, don't limit your vision to that kind of future. There is a more important, more eminent type of future that you need to be ready for. Because that's your real life. And that's your real future. And that's the best investment. It's with Allah subhana wa Tada. So how do we get how do we get ready for tomorrow? How do we get ready to meet a last panel to add on the day of judgment and reap the fruits of being obedient and truthful to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
The first thing you need to start with is repent to Allah.
returned to Allah. Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says in the Quran bolia ebba de la Vina Allah for Allah unfussy him latacunga Puma Mattila so all my servants who have transgressed against themselves, who have gone too far with their sins, with their crimes with their evil,
never lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Never fall in despair of the mercy of Allah latacunga Puma Rahmatullah in a la jolla Pharaoh de novo Jamia Indeed Allah forgives all sins, Allah forgives all sins. Why? Because he's Allah for him. His name is that he's the merciful he's the oft forgiving. He's the one who forgives sins. But when does He forgive when you repent? When does he forgive? When he says goodness in your heart when he sees sincerity when he says goodwill,
but carrying gone being carried away with Richard ness with evil, and with bad deeds, and then saying Allah will forgive me,
this might be a very dangerous path to take. Very dangerous path. Because Allah subhanaw taala looks into your heart, and he sees what goodness there is in your heart. And based on this he treats you
and the ones who feel the punishment of Allah are the ones who are the most likely to get the mercy of Allah. And these are the ones that are most likely to repent to Allah and go back to him. And the reality of repentance. The reality of October is that you return to Allah in your heart, before your body and soul return to Him. That's what tober is. October to enter all that Allah has zero agenda, and to obey the law he be albick Kabbalah and Tarot de la Hebrew hikawa donec, that's a Toba.
You return you make a choice, a conscious choice that I want to return to allow what I am alive, I want to make my journey now to Allah before my buddy makes its journey back to Allah when death comes.
So when I've been with a lot before my buddy leaves before my soul leaves my buddy, that's what I want to be with Allah. I want to make the journey from now.
And this is how you get prepared for that real tomorrow and for your real future. So it's about repenting to Allah subhana wa Tada. Because the prophets Allah wa sallam the most perfect of human beings, the most righteous, the most knowledgeable of Allah, the Most fearing of Allah subhanaw taala. He says, it's done through La Hoya to Buddha, he says, seek forgiveness of Allah unrepentant, he says, but in the last duck that Allah for Yomi seminoma that I as I was talking about himself, I seek unless forgiveness and I repent to him each day, 70 times at least. And that's the Prophet salon center. So what can we do?
All you can do when you wake up in the morning, when you open your eyes, make a conscious intention. Or Allah, I want to repent to you today. I want to come back to you. I feel the pain and the sorrow and the regret in my heart. For the wrong choices that I made. I recognize my weakness. I know it and I feel it, and I'm struggling with it. Sometimes it takes the better of me and they push me pushes me into sin. I recognize this weakness. I'm not happy with it. I want to change it helped me change it Are we
Can you please grant me forgiveness and accept my October. If you do this everyday in the morning or in the evening, make it make it a point. Take a note of it. taken all of it is as simple as that. And repent to Allah subhanaw taala No matter how much you sin, at least make it a point to come back to Allah at some time in the day tend to Allah say to Allah, I regretted. I feel bad for that.
I feel the pain in my heart for transgressing your limits and going against your commands. Please forgive me, please help me give up on my sins. Please help me become a better person. As simple as that. That's what obeys.
So you feel the regret you feel the remorse and you have a strong intention not to go back into that sin. Yes, tomorrow you might fall again to the sin.
yourself your desire might take over and push you into the sin but you never give up. You never give up.
Above are the Allahu and asked the prophet SAW the
people who do or the person who said
that the son of Adam makes a sin. Then he seeks Allah's forgiveness. he repents to Allah locksets His forgiveness, his repentance, and love forgives him.
Then he falls again into the sin. Then he turns to Allah seeking forgiveness, Allah forgives him.
Then he falls again into the sin.
Then he turns to Allah and asked for forgiveness. Allah grants him forgiveness.
A Buddha question that he said
was gonna forgive him, like falling into the sin over and over and over and over again, the same sin, the prophets of Salaam says, yo quiero la la hora. And
Allah will forgive him. Even though you don't agree to that, without Oh, you can't seem to understand it.
That Allah subhanaw taala your Lord and my Lord, because Allah loves forgiveness. But your heart has to be in the right state and your tongue has to pronounce it turn to Allah, show your weakness show you need to him because if you think you can repent to allow you can give up a sin because of your own excellence. Because if you're your own intelligence, because of your own righteousness, you're fooling yourself.
The reason you can repent is because Allah guides you to this repentance. Allah instructs you to repent. Allah inspires you to repent, and Allah guides you to repent, and Allah puts the words on your mouth. Allah puts the feelings in your heart and ally makes you do it and then Allah accepts it.
And this is how Rahim Allah explains the verse, what Allah Subhana Allah says from meta Allah him Leah to bow, then Allah accepted the repentance so that they can repent to him. So the acceptance comes before you repent. And that's why you are guided to it.
That's a word. That's Allah subhanaw taala
that sometimes we teach our children about a log log is going to take you out.
I was gonna put you in the fire. You don't listen to me, I will punish you in the hellfire.
And that's a lie.
That's a lie. When you tell a child if you lie, Allah will punish you. That's a lie.
Because Allah doesn't doesn't punish children.
Children are accountable.
But we're giving them the wrong impressions about Allah, we keep feeding that into their brains, until they grow up with an image or an understanding about Allah. Allah is an angry kind of being who wants just to take them out, and who's lying in wait for any mistake.
And then we try to teach them al Qaeda and we realize the down there is so much that needs to be changed. And it's hard even to get to that. Why? Because we're unconscious of what we say.
So that's our last panel to Allah He himself accepts your repentance before you repent, and this is why he guides you to repentance. So repentance is not your own merit. It's not your own excellence. It's not your own righteousness. It's not even your decision.
It's Allen's gift to you.
But you need to wake up and return to Allah subhanaw taala. So in order to prepare for tomorrow, that's the main thing is to repent to Allah subhanaw taala on a daily basis and seek forgiveness and feel the pain and the sorrow and the regret for going against the instructions and commands of Allah subhanaw taala upon recovery
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another thing that we can do another important thing that we can do in order to prepare for tomorrow
is just to
make a good deed every day, consciously, consciously. Same thing when you wake up in the morning, say today, I want to do something special for the sake of Allah. Yes, you pray the five daily prayers, you observe your obligations, but do something special each day for Allah, something special, something maybe you haven't done before, or you haven't done in a long time. Do consciously choose to do it. Because that's in this increases your sense of purpose, your sense of consciousness and that's an important element of taqwa. You're being conscious and aware of Allah, being mindful of Allah, doing things with purpose, not out of habits,
not as a routine. But being conscious getting out of your way to do something you are not used to doing. And do it for the sake of Allah.
Allah appreciates this so much. A lot appreciate this so much. And it makes you conscious, because a lot of us are going through life like robots. We caught up in a routine in a system in a rigid system. And we go through life's unconscious most of the time unconscious.
We drive, we don't even realize the roads we took we just so big, we became so desensitized. When autopilot, or most of the time, we go do the work that we do most of the time unconscious, we go back home, mainly unconscious, we try to medicate ourselves with food, with drinks with TV, with internet and YouTube and Facebook, and casual conversations, all of it is robotic. We even missing out on life. We're not living consciously, we're not aware that we are going through time, we're not aware that we are alive. So this is when death comes, we realize we haven't been even living. We've been sleep, we've been sleep for most of our life.
So live your life more consciously, more conscious conscious, do things on purpose, things you are not used to doing, for the sake of Allah good deeds, make them for the sake of Allah.
For the sake of Allah subhanaw taala, that's a very powerful thing to do. And this will connect you to Allah, it's not only the deed that you do, but when you get used to the system that every day, I'm going to think of something, it's not ready, it's not already made, I'm gonna think of something and come up with an idea to do something for Allah.
Just this sense of initiative, and purpose. And mindfulness is so powerful and transformative is going to leave a big impact on your heart, and on your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala.
Imagine you have, like a husband,
a husband and a wife.
life becomes dull after some time, they get used to each other the same kind of things over and over again, the love starts to dissipate and disappear from their life, they feel a bit bored, then problems start to take place in the house.
But if one of them makes a conscious effort to do something different, something they've never done before. So the husband goes and buys a special gift. He's never bought for his wife before.
She gets him something he loves. But she never did that before. Sometimes it could be just a simple touch. It could be just a beautiful word. It could be just going out
for food, or going on a picnic or anything, anything simple. As long as it is well thought of, and intentional and purposeful. It makes a big difference that she she it shifts the whole vibe of the relationship. So imagine you do this with the last panel. It's Anna, it's the consciousness, it's your spirit, is that you care about Allah is that you are connected to Allah and you're mindful of Allah. And Allah means a lot to you.
So Allah doesn't need our actions, but all of these are going to feed back into us into our hearts and into our souls.
So with these two things, simple things that the problem has instructed us about, do righteous deeds, and repent to Allah are going to see everything in life will start changing, changing. As simple as that. Simple things. Islam is not complicated. It's not difficult. It's simple. So human is so down to earth and easy to implement but profound in its impact on the heart and the soul. So we ask Allah Subhan Allah to grant us these things Lama Philomena will mean that we Muslim in our Muslim metal
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