Powerful reminder to Stay Home Stay Safe
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la Heba de la, my beloved brothers and sisters, the most important instruction given by Allah subhanho wa Taala to the believers is the instruction it duckula which means develop taqwa. And taqwa is the consciousness of the Almighty your maker. Think about who your maker is, why he made you and where you are going to go at the end of your life.
Develop the correct relationship with Allah that too is included in the meaning of the term it took a lot.
Fear Allah is also included in the meaning of the term. It's a very, very important instruction delivered by Allah subhanho wa Taala for you and I, my brothers, my sisters, the date today is the 27th of March 2020. It is a Friday, we are very saddened that most of us will not be able to fulfill Salatu Juma the Friday prayers in the houses of Allah or the massage it
with a very heavy heart I must say this is not a Friday sermon, but it is a football simply as a remembrance and a reminder.
Well that cared for in vichara and found meaning. Allah says remind For indeed the reminding benefits the true believers. So if you're a true believer, let's take a look at what's going on across the globe. today. We have lots of hope and inshallah we will come out of this by the will of Allah. There is nothing to panic about. But we are definitely facing challenges. Many people are unwell, some are struggling for their lives, some have passed away. Although the percentage of those who have passed away is very little, we cannot risk infecting people. So the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him told us more than 1400 years ago to stay at home.
Today, if you were to look at what the rich and the poor are saying, they're saying stay safe, stay at home. The wealthy are saying that the poor are saying that. The powerful are saying that the weak are saying that people of all races and religions are saying stay safe. Stay at home. People from all walks of life, the most healthy from amongst us as well as the sick May Allah give them cure. They are all saying stay safe stay at home. Did you know that I shall be a loved one in an Hadith narrated by Imam Bukhari Rahmatullahi LA. She says I asked the messenger about plagues and he said that
if you were to stay at home, this is speaking about the stay safe stay at home. If you wanted to stay at home and you were to bet patience, then you would be given a reward similar to that of a martyr.
Amazing. That is telling us to stay at home and bear patients why bear patients because it's going to be difficult to stay at home. We're not used to staying at home. Look at the wealthy with all their wealth they have to stay at home. The safest place at the moment is with your loved ones at home or at times if you don't have loved ones around you stay within your accommodation within your home. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in another narration that a sick person should not enter into the company of a person who is healthy. And this is part of laying full trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala when you lay your trust in
Allah, you need to do whatever you can in terms of
what you believe is best for you. is Allah ma Aqua stain biLlahi when attaches
that would that would mean make an effort to do that which is beneficial for you. That which is most beneficial for you make an effort to do
That which is most beneficial for you and seek the help of Allah in that. And don't be lazy. Don't be lazy, do whatever you have to, to be benefited to be protected. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. In another narration the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us that if you hear of a plague, don't go to that place. And if you are in the place, then don't come out of the place, to the degree that the narration of Imam Ahmed says, Don't go out of your house. And that would mean don't let anyone else into your house. Talk about lockdown. Talk about self isolation. Talk about the Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him, in fact, his instructions. So my brothers and
sisters, we have just seen that no matter who you are, where you are, what you have, how powerful you are, what nationality you are, everyone is saying stay safe. Stay at home, La ilaha illa Allah, let me draw your attention to another issue regarding staying safe. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked men Naja to how can we achieve safety? How can we be saved? Okay. Obviously, when the question was asked, it is a broad question. How can I be saved from what? Primarily we would want to be saved from the Hellfire, but it would mean save, saved from any difficulty, calamity, hardship, et cetera. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I'm literally Sonic, the first
thing from a three point Hadith, he says control your tongue. Watch out what you say. Watch out how you communicate with people.
Remember, today, it would translate into any form of communication. So even if you're to use your phones or the internet to communicate with people, be careful what you say what you forward, what you are actually letting people know regarding whatever it may be control what you say to people. People are spreading fake news number one. Number two is people are swearing. The Hadith says control your tongue, my beloved youngsters, teenagers, adults and even some of the oldies. The F word has become so common that people are using it without even thinking that it is a swear word anymore. Whereas it is and it will remain so stop it. Replace it with the remembrance of Allah say a
good word at least, so that it's not written against you. People are using their phones in a very immoral way. Please don't do that. Remember, all this will come against you one day unless you turn to Allah and it's not too late. We don't want to regret my brothers and sisters, you want to be saved? You want safety. Watch what you say. Watch how you say it. Watch to who you're saying it and watch how you spread it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect every one of us. So that is the first point communication. You want to be safe, even within your own home. Be careful how you're using technology. Don't look at that which is immoral or that which will displease Allah. Don't say that
which will displease Allah. But do that which will please the Almighty, it's not difficult, be strong. Don't be dissolved by the trends when the trends are wrong. But join a good trend by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala
so the second part of that Hadith, speaking about safety and how to stay safe and how to be secure, and how to be saved, is when we asaka they took Amazing, amazing, the prophets Allah send them says stay at home
ilaha illa Allah Well yes, akabane took actually means your house your home should be spacious enough for you not to leave it unnecessarily. spend the time with your loved ones with your folks, whoever may be there, you know, quality time. Imagine this hadith was not even mentioned at the time of a plague, but it's being spoken about generally, Watch your tongue stay at home to be saved. So stay safe. Stay at home is actually an Islamic concept. Definitely instructed by the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him more than 1400 years back the Hadith manager to he says the question was asked how can we stay safe? He says stay at home. So panela he says what's your tone? Watch what you
say do something contrary.
have brothers and sisters, there are millions of ways of doing constructive things while you're at home. While you're at home, I am doing this right now. I'm speaking to you from Zimbabwe, in the corner of my own home with facilities that are very minimum in a way that I've just made use of whatever I have to reach out to you across the globe for the pleasure of Allah to give you hope, the good days of very, very near Allah in Salalah Hickory, but I give you a good news the Quran says Indeed, the help of Allah is very, very near. Let's cry to Allah. Let us seek the forgiveness of Allah. It brings me to the third part of that three part Hadith I was speaking about. The first one
says control your tongue. I explained that the second one says your home should be spacious enough for you not to leave it unnecessarily. I spoke about that too, very briefly. And the third part says web key Allah hottie attic, cry over your mistakes your sins. Make sure you seek the forgiveness of Allah make peace with the Almighty, my brothers, my sisters, we must make peace with Allah subhanho wa Taala seek the forgiveness of Allah. He is the most forgiving, Most Merciful, most kind, most compassionate, he is the owner of cure.
My brothers and sisters, people are going through a lot across the globe. The Hadith speaks about a man and faith conviction in Allah being a balance between health and our job, and a man obeying the law. true belief in the Almighty is the balance between fear and hope. Fear of what fear of displeasing the one you ought to be loving the most who is Allah, when you have a loved one, you don't want to actually
do something that will displease him. So the fear of doing something that will displease Allah health, the fear of earning the wrath of the anger of your loved one, that is hope. And Anwar means hope, I hope in the mercy of Allah have full hope my brothers and sisters, we hope in his mercy, we hope in his forgiveness, we hope in the cure that he has sent and inshallah he has definitely been merciful to us. Let these days count and don't count the days. It's not important how many days we remain in quarantine. It's not important how many days we remain in lockdown. It is important if we made those days count by being from amongst those who made the most of it. Join Online classes
expand the knowledge of your deen your religion, who is allowed to expand the knowledge of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, expand the knowledge, even of worldly secular knowledge, expand it somehow join the courses, join whatever you can, many people are giving free courses online. Many people have made for free, whatever they had been charging for. It is a time to reach out to humanity not to make money out of humanity.
It is a time to think of those in the third world countries who do not have the facilities of the first word. It is a time to think of your neighbors who don't have it is a time to reach out with the little droplet that you have. It brings me to the Sahaba of your lung and home who used to share everything so much so that Allah subhanho wa Taala praises them so much in the Koran, while you Fiona for seeing him while being him kasasa they actually gave preference over themselves to others, even though they were in desperate need of what they gave away. How many of us are doing this? I do know of a lot of medical staff, emergency staff, many others, those in some of the grocery stores
those drivers, those who are around who have risked their lives for the sake of the safety and the service of others. during these times La ilaha illa Allah, may Allah recompense you with an amazing reward, may he protect you and your loved ones. Similarly if we were to pray for others, Allah subhanho wa Taala will definitely grant us part of what we are praying for, for ourselves. So if you say May Allah cure them, may Allah protect them, may Allah protect them from this virus and kill them. The angels will be saying Oh Allah grant this person the same. So we are protected by merely making dua for others. It shows we should not be selfish at a time like this. My brothers and
sisters, there is no need to panic, but there is no need to take this seriously. There is a very big difference between panicking and taking things seriously. Yes, people are affected. Yes, people have been
diagnose, yes, the numbers are increasing. Yes, people are dying. Yes, there are many who are being cured. The good news is that the majority do not have life threatening symptoms, but they still do have the virus May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from it. So remember, we have been blessed with a deal with a religion that has taught us so much. If only we were to flip the pages of the books, we would definitely be able to appreciate what we have. I promise you there are people who don't belong to our faith, who are promoting the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Some of these teachings are social distancing to a certain extent. Some of these teachings
are cleansing and washing thoroughly. Some of these teachings are covering yourself appropriately. Some of these teachings happen to be reaching out to those in need and caring for the elderly and the others. Make use of technology, call your loved ones and reach out to them in the best possible way. There are so many teachings my brothers my sisters, like I spoke about the lockdown. I spoke about the self quarantine or self isolation all these terms are from the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Muslim Imam Ahmed, so he has German, so he had Bohai these books of Hadith have made mention of the Hadith during plagues, and we know that we should never ever be
vehicles to spread this. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us cure. So this issue of stay safe, stay at home, not only would you be staying safe by not contracting in from others, but if you do have it, you would not be putting others lives at risk, not knowing who they are, what their immune system is, or is like, and not knowing their age, etc. This is why the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said always remember the safest place is with your loved ones at home. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us appreciate our loved ones. Remember, take turns to do the chores and the tasks at home. As per the instruction of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Be kind to your
loved ones. Be very generous. And don't allow tempers to flare. What's your tongue? What's your tongue because when you are going to be in lockdown or self isolation or within your home, staying home and staying safe, you will be seeing your children, your loved ones and things will be said that it may not be so palatable to you sometimes, don't lose your cool, it's the wrong time to become angry and upset. My brothers and sisters, be calm with each other, be patient learn what the other is all about. Some of us will only be finding out more of our spouses and loved ones for the first time in our lives. We've been given the opportunity to sit together to smile at each other, to
look with affection into the eyes of your loved ones, to tell them how dear they are to you to tell them how much you love them. How you come Cairo khamlia Lee, the prophet peace be upon him says the best form amongst you are those who are best to his or her family members, beginning with your spouse. Be kind, be patient, solve your problems, resolve your matters. be forgiving during these times. Remember, nobody knows who is going to make it out of this although what we do know insha Allah, the vast majority are definitely going to make it out of this. But Allah is testing us to show us Oh man, you are totally helpless. Everything you found on this earth will not help you
besides your connection with me. The only all powerful is Allah. Look at the most powerful nations across the globe struggling, they are on their knees, may Allah make it easy for one and all. At this juncture, we must say that it's not to do with your race or your religion, with your nationality, or how much wealth you have. It's to do with the fact that you're a human being. We're all fighting this enemy that we cannot even see. Imagine. It's brought us to our knees and it's shown us how helpless we are. Remember my brothers and sisters, you came to this world without a single thing. You didn't even have clothing. People put it on you. When you leave this world you
will leave in a similar way. So live your life in such a way that when you leave you will be missed because of the Legacy The positive legacy that you have left.
I want to remind you once again, my brothers and sisters, let's watch our tongues. Let's be careful what we do online. Don't visit the sites that will earn the Wrath of Allah
might be the last set of sites that you would be visiting and you don't want that to happen. Spend the moment to read the Koran, to learn your faith, to expand your knowledge, in one way or another, do good things. give hope to people, yes, there is no harm in spending a bit of time in play. And you should be spending some time in exercise and various other routines, perhaps write it down. You make sure that you are hydrated, make sure that you are taking some immune boosting medication. All of this is part of laying your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala for Indeed, the true trust in Allah will only be when you have done what ever is in your God given capacity to protect yourself, your
loved ones and all others. Then you say Oh Allah, I did whatever I can with the capacity you gave me. Now, if anyone is affected, it's definitely part of your other. That is the true teaching of Muhammad peace be upon him. My brothers and sisters, like I said earlier, this is not a Juma football. But it is a reminder on a Friday we are calling it an E kotoba. Just for us to take a dose of lessons from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his teachings and the instructions, injunctions and teachings of the Holy Koran that was revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. For us, especially at times of these my brothers like these, my brothers and my sisters, we will only achieve contentment
through the remembrance of Allah alladhina amanu takoma
Indeed, those who believe, achieve the comfort of the heart through the remembrance of Allah for it is only through the remembrance of Allah, that the hearts would achieve comfort and contentment. I leave you with that akula coli or salmonella who was allama Baraka Alana, Bina Mohammed