Ramadan 2023 Appeal
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam or other Ashrafi Gambia even more serene Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Ijeoma in my bad Salam or aleikum wa rahmatullah wa Barakatuh
Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah. We'll begin by praising Allah subhanahu wa Tada and sending Salah and Salaam and blessings upon our beloved messenger, our beloved role model and Imam Muhammad ibn Abdullah salatu law he was moving to LA and he plays and we thank Allah subhanahu wa Tada for gathering us once again on the blessed day of Jumeirah.
And we ask Allah Who Subhanahu wa Taala to accept our deeds on this day, to purify us of our sins, and to make us of those who are the people of iman.
And we've come here today to remind ourselves the people of Eman
with a brief reminder
is Allahu subhanho wa Taala he says whether killed for in vichara 10 meaning that remind one another for indeed, a reminder is beneficial to the believers, that the reminder is beneficial to the believers.
we find ourselves speaking about this dunya the pleasures of this dunya the wealth of this dunya how much people own how much people have made
and we almost become like the people of karoun where they said yeah later and Miss Lama odia Qarun
it's almost as if we are saying yeah later Lana Muslimah udia Hola. If only we were given, like those people will give it and this is exactly what the people are called ruins it. If only we were given what called rune was given
as Allahu subhanho wa Taala he says in Surah Al cos
the Harada call me Heafy zenity at Qarun he came out before his people fi zenity in all of his glamour and all that he had and all that he owned.
All Alladhina Yuri do not hire that dunya those who sought this dunya the people that were looking and seeking this world, the Hayato this world yeah later and Miss nama Oto karoun If only we were given what Kowloon was given
in Angola to housing Azim he is truly a man of great fortune.
So they admired him because of his great wealth, because of what he was given of this dunya the people they longed to be like him.
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The people who oppose who possessed
they had knowledge of this deep, that knowledge of Allah, that knowledge of the scriptures of Allah
they rebuked these people, why you like them?
Shame on you.
What is this that you're seeking?
How is this what you are longing for?
And if side benefit here is the importance of knowledge
that it was the people's knowledge that protected them. It was the knowledge of the deen of Allah subhana wa
that guided them.
And this is a very important point for us as Muslims because Islam Islam is a religion of knowledge.
Islam is a evidence based religion,
from our aqidah to our acts of worship, to every aspect of this Deen it's a deal of seeking knowledge and of having knowledge and throughout the Quran and Sunnah we find so much encouragement to go and seek knowledge. So much importance attached to seeking knowledge.
So a benefit from this verse already that we can get is that as Muslims we need to have knowledge to protect us in this world from all types of feet and all types of misguidance we need knowledge of the deen of Allah subhanho wa taala.
So the people of knowledge say to them, while you let them Shame on you, fallible law hero Lehmann Armineh.
It is the reward of Allah.
This is far better for those who believe and those who do righteous deeds.
This is what we should be seeking.
This is what we should be longing for. This is what we should be hungry for is to sow Bula is the rewards of Allah subhanahu wa Tada
this is why we learned in the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he mentioned this certain times we are allowed to be jealous.
not jealous in a hassad way we we wish the person you know it can be removed from him. But we allow it to be
cool. It's a good type of envy. For people who have been placed with wealth and they'll generous.
We can be we can feel you know mashallah Tabata Cola, this person is wealthy, what does he do with his wealth? He spins on others, he's charitable, he gives any gifts any gifts. And the more he gets, the more he gives. Look, I was blessed him.
Others have been given and then just holding and holding and withholding. And they worried about poverty, but they bank accounts full Mashallah.
But we allowed to be sort of envious with this person, in a good way, not how sad where we wished I wished he didn't have the wealth and the wealth came to me that's blameworthy has said that's haram.
But we allow to be in a good way. You know, I wish I could be in that person's position as well. Just like he's blessed, we wish we could be blessed like that.
And we can have good jealousy for a person
is a good recital, for example. Or he knows the Quran. Oh, he's a person of knowledge. And he teaches people, we could also wish, we wish we had that knowledge, so that we had knowledge number one and number two, so we could benefit people.
So we could benefit people.
The ease or times that we are allowed to be envious in a good way, not wishing that is removed from the person who's that will be hassled that is obviously blameworthy.
But yeah, the people have knowledge say to them, so law he hired him and I know what I mean. It's this is what you should be seeking. Oh, brothers and sisters. This is what we supposed to be looking after running after ran after the rewards of Allah, this love of Allah. Because what's given of the dunya there's no point running after it.
Like the people have called wound we're running after it.
But then Allah says, while you look for her Illa sabe rune and none will attain this except the steadfast except the sabe rule.
Nobody will really in reality, understand this, except the people have patience. And nobody will attain that true rewards of Allah, except the people of sober. The people of patients, the people who persevere
if we can be of those people who persevere and we have patients
then we will attain the rewards of Allah.
And it's important to mention what do we mean by solver?
solver is of various types. solver when it comes to the decree of Allah have solver something happens in your life have solver some of you wouldn't happy with have solver it's the degree of Allah
but this is not the only type of solver solver is also staying away from haram.
It when you enough he's inclined towards haram. You require your sober to stay away from it.
When you nafs is telling you to watch that which is haram or listen to that which is haram or spend time in company that is haram or invest into haram because there's a lot of benefit to this a lot of outcome or the result of profit to be made. You have to have solver and no this is not permissible. So I'm going to persevere
And likewise we need solver to do good deeds. We need solver to do good deeds. If there is no solver, how do you wake up with a budget? How do you persevere? If there is no solver? How can you even make pm alive? Is it possible you can wake up in the middle of the night? You tired, you're exhausted, but you get up from that bit. You take wudu and you stand in front of Allah. Is it possible we can possibly force a day?
Not too far too fast. Not Ramadan. Just a day for the sake of Allah Mondays Thursdays, if we don't have supper. This is what Allah says, Allah, you will call her in LA Saburo nobody's going to achieve. Nobody's going to achieve the true rewards of Allah except the people who have sober, they have solid when they do good deeds, they patient, they slow down and they make salah. They don't pray to get it over with they, when they read Quran, they have patience.
So they don't read to reach the end of the Jews or the Surah or the page. They read, to benefit from Allah's words, patients in worship, they slow down, they react, they realize this is what we are looking for. This is what we supposed to be searching for. It's not about just getting the act of worship over with because we're not going to attain the two words of Allah in this way. That's our job of Allah will only be attained by the sabe rule.
If God is on, Allah says for herself now he won't be there he'll out. Then we cause the earth to swallow him up
to America and Allah hoomin feet at the young Soluna hoomin Do Nila Americana middle moonta Serene, it swallowed him up along with his home. And his home was of course not a little home. It must have been a huge, huge castle or mansion of some type. Because we know God when his treasures were so much that it took a group of men to carry the key to the treasure.
Nevermind the treasure. Kay So how big the vault must have been just to open it. That's such a big key that Allah says this, that the people it took a group of men to carry this keys. Allah says we swallowed him and everything.
And there was no one to help him against Allah.
Nobody, no wealth, no nothing, no army, no bodyguards, no nothing. No personal security can protect him in front of Allah Americana middlemen tell serene, no could even help himself.
nor could he even help himself.
And this is the reality of all faiths. That if Allah decrees something
nothing can stop Allahu SubhanaHu wa Tada
what else Mohalla Dnata man no McKenna who been amps then those people who yesterday, yesterday they were craving for what he had, what did they say? Your guru now they started to say way he can Allaha so to this Kadima, Yasha will mean a bad haywire.
way you can know indeed, the the reality is, Allah is the One who gives abundant or limited provisions to whoever He wills of His servants. This is the fear of Allah.
Allah decides who is going to give lavishly, you have also to risk is going to give this person abandons why accorded or he decides who is going to be limited.
All of this is in the decision of Allah.
All of this is in the decision of Allah. So don't go chasing after the dunya don't go stressing after wealth. Yes, we work. Yes, we have our job. Yes, we have a responsibility to earn a halal income. But that's never the priority of the believer.
This dunya and its investments is never the priority of the of the believer. Because ultimately we know it's in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala what's mean to us will reach us and what's not mean to us? It will never ever reach us.
Lola Amanda Allahu Elena de hacer verbena. Then they said, had it not been for the grace of Allah. He could have surely caused us to swallow us up as well. Because we were looking for we were hungry for that. But you know what Allah saved us and they here they realized they woke up from the negligence, they heedlessness and they realized, Allah azza wa jal has to take the them and save them. And then he said, Well, are you for the whole coffee rule? Indeed, the disbelievers will never succeed.
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And Allah carries on and he says, that eternal home to the cat dog
On that abode in the akhira,
we will reserve this only for those who seek neither tyranny, nor corruption on the earth, while activating routine, the ultimate outcome belongs only to the righteous. And either complete success will be for the righteous, once they reach the year after that which is eternal, that abode that is forever and ever.
Allah then says, After telling us the story, he's taught us powerful lessons with regarding fit out and these people, sorry, call these people
hola Vinci's men Jabil hacer una vida will call you to mean her. Whoever comes with a good deed will be rewarded with what is better.
You come with one Hassan, one small good deed. Allah says, We will give you what's better than that. We won't give you the equivalent, we will give you what's far better than what you've brought.
While man Jacob is saying you
will ever come to the bad deed and evil deed, fella, you Jason Medina, I'm going to say it in America and we are alone. Whatever comes with an evil deed, then the evil doers will only be rewarded for what they used to do. Meaning we're not going to multiply
the punishment for your sins. If you've did so much bad that's the amount of bear that will get you
but for your good deeds, one has an we know in other verses Allah says will multiplied by 10 at least.
And from Hadith we learn up to 700.
A deed can be rewarded up to 700.
And this is the word the words of Allah subhanaw taala.
This is what we should be striving for.
In another verse in Surah, cosas few verses before this, Allah azza wa jal, he puts things puts things into perspective for us. And he says, While ma ot to mean che in fermata, or higher to dunya was in to her. Whatever pleasure you have been given, is no more than a fleeting enjoyment, and adornment of this worldly life.
Whatever you have joy, and pleasure you've experienced in this dunya
whatever delights you think is amazing in this dunya Allah tells us what is it smarter, it's something that's fleeting, it's something that's it's short lived, it's nothing in reality. Today you feel great in tomorrow, that happiness is gone. That Nerima delight you may be found and experienced some way is gone. Because this is the reality of the world. Yo Moon Lambo, Moon Alec will give you one day for you one day against you.
A little bit of delight, delight delight, and without punishment of Allahu subhanaw taala comes that delight is gone from memory. Because the feelings of delight that we experience is short lived. It's fleeting, it's short, it's not really it's not. It's not something fixed.
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but what is with Allah is far better and everlasting will Abacha
the rewards that will come that you have with Allah is far greater
and it is more lasting meaning
that he was will never disappear
and when Allah you will do for that. That happiness that blessings will never disappear.
After that dark moon will you not didn't understand. While you're not didn't understand.
If I'm aware, I didn't know who you are. Then Hassan fell Hawala, P he come on materna who metalhead dunya can those to whom we have made a fine promise,
which they will see fulfilled.
Be like those who we have allowed to enjoy the pleasures of this worldly life
to Maha Yeoman kriya multimodal modality and then on the day of Tiama, there will be brought for punishment, can they be the same?
Subhanallah and this is just to put things into perspective, that the dunya is fleeting. It's not. It's like it's like an illusion. You think you're going to get what you need and what you want. And it just goes further and further and further away.
And this whole story of Kowloon is a lesson for us as believers weigh Lancome, whoa to you. Shame on you. Why is this what you are looking for? Survival law holy man, amen. Our Iman Asada, the rewards of Allah is better
This is what you need to be striving for spending your life doing. Because on the day of the AMA, Allah is going to question us all. How did you spend your free time? How did you spend your money?
What did you do what your limbs and your body that we gave you?
All of those favors will be questioned but Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala and we will have to answer
did you use these favors to achieve the rewards of Allah? Or did you use these favors? To fulfill your desires? Or did you use these favors to seek more of the dunya more success, a bigger home a better car, a better phone, a bigger investment, more up more rewards Was this the main goal was this the end goal and this is not the way of the believers meaning that we should be better than this.
People the time
Subhanallah if we look at the topic I wanted to speak about was about a bar that
that Allah has given us that is filled with so much of the wood
that is filled with so much of the wood.
If we look at the Hadith
wrote by binominal, Giovanni, Radi Allahu Allah.
He mentioned that we were in the sofa is a place in Matthew to Napoli and the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and these were poor people. These were the poor people of Medina.
He said, Which of you would like to go out every morning to about Han or APPIC which is like a small valley in and Medina,
with his little river flowing in Medina today, and bring to lodge humped and feci camels, without being guilty of sin, and severing ties of relationship, meaning these camels that you took, you didn't steal them, nor did you, you know, take them away from their families and so forth. They said, O Messenger of Allah, we would all like that. Meaning these were the poor people, we would all like to come with these fat chi camels as worth value.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, if any of you goes out in the morning to the masjid, and learns two verses of the book of Allah, two verses, not the whole Surah, not the whole page.
It is better for him than two sheep, camels. And three verses is better than three sheep, camels, and so on, and so on.
And this again, the Prophet sallahu wa Salam is teaching us these are poor people they have nothing is to sit in the masjid.
If you are looking for something valuable, you're looking for something that's really going to be a benefit to you.
Don't worry about the dunya. Don't worry about the dunya benefits. If you have what's enough. Alhamdulillah it's enough.
The hadith says if you woke up in the morning, you have enough to eat, you have a roof on your head,
then it's like you've been given enough on this world, you've been given the whole world. Because what more do you need from the dunya? How much luxury do we need?
And how much actually don't be loving already?
And this is why the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said always look at those below you stop looking at those who have more.
Stop looking at those who are wealthier, who have a better home and have a better car and have more money. Look at those who have less and appreciate what you have.
Look at those who don't have what you have and appreciate what you have. Because what you have is enough and more. It's enough and more. What do we need? What we really need is to get closer to Allah subhanaw taala. What we really need is to purify ourselves from our sins and are evil deeds. What we really need is to start seeking knowledge of the deen of Allah.
And this is why the Hadith says to versus if you went and you saw just to not knowledge of to ayat, this is better than to read camels to see camels.
We don't have cameras today it's better than your two cars outside.
You have three is better than three cars. Three if one is better than one call.
That one idea is comes from Allah subhanaw taala This is the kalam of Allah, perfect, preserved speech. uncreated speech it Allah azza wa jal spoke and he revealed to this dunya and when this dunya is destroyed, it will return back to Allah Who Subhana wa Tada. One IRA is
is better than anything in this dunya.
So as Muslims, this is the problem in the ummah.
We are all driven by our hunger for the dunya we are all driven to be better in this world. So we compete with each other. In dunya we matters.
We strive to be like the next Sports Personality, or the next celebrity who has more followers, who's more famous.
None of this is going to benefit us.
And this is why the Ummah is as weak as it is. It says we can humiliated as it is, because we've lost our is our honor, which is attached with the book of Allah and the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa send them
to end off
beware of Muslims.
This is the sad reality. And I speak to myself Firstly,
it's the sad reality that the dunya has enveloped us that we compete over this world that we fight over this world.
We fight over a sports team that has nothing to do with us who become angry if our team loses, you will wake up in the middle of the night to watch the team
that the team that team doesn't care about you.
And for the same rewards of Allah, we won't wake up.
We will wake up in the middle of night for a UFC fight or a rugby match or boxing fight or whatever it sported, may be Cricket World Cup in the middle of the night we up South Africa versus Netherlands and boom South Africa is out good.
Because we have woken up when Allah says that will the prophets Allah Allah Allah Allah, Mrs. Yan zi, la buena, terracotta Allah that our Lord the scenes to the last night, the last heaven every night,
in the last third of the night, and equals out, Allah calls out who is there that seeking my forgiveness, I can forgive him
who's asking of me so I can respond?
Who needs something so I can give him
every night the Prophet sallallahu wasallam in Bukhari and Muslim he says this happens when we wake up.
We put our alarms on
the phone me just make sure I'm up. I'm gonna miss it
in an hour and we'll be Allah Who We Are we
so did I start prioritizing if I listen from the scope by ease, let us start prioritizing. He has not been like the people have called rule.
Yeah later and who to call on if only we were given what Kowloon was given. If only we were given what so and so and so and so was given, then we would be happy, then we'd be while law, he you wouldn't be happy.
I swear by Allah, you wouldn't be happy. You are given a billion followers on your Instagram that you so hungry to get followers for you wouldn't be happy. If you were given a billion dollars, you wouldn't be happy.
Because the Happiness doesn't come from Earth. It comes from Allah azza wa jal. It comes from your obedience to Allah azza wa jal take this wall law he you won't be happy.
Because that's not happiness. It's an illusion that we are looking for, that's never going to reach us. And if it was given, you will never be happy. So there has to be way that has turned back to Allah azza wa jal, it does rectify our fears.
In conclusion, Allah azza wa jal says fasciatus guru nama Abdullah who
will fall with me in Allah in the law Basilan been a bad you will remember, you will remember what I say to you.
And I trust my face to Allah. Surely all or surely Allah is will seeing of His servants. When we meet Allah, we will remember this message. We will remember the wordings of Allah. We will then realize and we'll come out of out of a waffleh
and that's what it is ruffler heedlessness negligence? We know that reality. We are Muslims. We know the reality. But we just can't. We just can't realize and this is what we call hafla Allahu Stein. Baraka Allahu wa salam ala Nabina Muhammad rather early he was a big marine for Chanukah, la humo behind the shadow Allah Allahu Allah intestinal Furukawa to be like Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.