A Beautiful Love Story – Ramadan
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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The Friday sermon delivered by Sheikh Muiz Bukhary at the Wellawatte Jumuah Mosque in Colombo, Sri Lanka on the 4th of May 2018
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I commence by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala I asked him the Almighty, the Lord of all worlds the exalted to shower his choices of blessings and salutations upon the final messenger, our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of
my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam. First and foremost, I remind myself, I enjoined upon myself and then all of you all present here to adopt a life of taqwa. And that is to be conscious of a loss of Hannah Montana, to be conscious of your maker during every single second of your lives. If you wish to attain success in this world as well as the hereafter. May Allah subhana wa tada make us all from the people of taqwa May he make us from the victorious and successful ones. I mean,
we are headed towards
a beautiful, powerful, and special season.
A season that is about to dawn upon us in just another few days, less than a month.
The beautiful season known as the month of Ramadan, the month of Ramadan, it is a season where due to the love that we have for Allah subhana wa Tada. We're going to strive hard to get close to him some Hannah Montana,
our pious people of the past the scholars, the Imams, they would be so excited that they would prepare months before the month of Ramadan to welcome the month of Ramadan. They would prepare months ahead months before, let's say four or five, six months before the month of Ramadan, to welcome the month of Ramadan.
But it's not too late. Even for us inshallah, Tyler we pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses us all with long lives to attain this month of Ramadan and many more months of Ramadan in the future to do as many good deeds as possible and to please Him, as well. I mean, so it's not too late to prepare ourselves mentally, as well as physically, to be as productive as possible during this special season to do as many good deeds as possible, and most importantly, to strengthen to enhance this relationship that we enjoy as Muslims as believers as the followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam this relationship that we have with our beloved maker, Allah Subhana went and now I
used three characteristics to describe this season I said that it's a beautiful season. I said that it's a special season. And I also said that it's a powerful season. I didn't randomly choose these
sweetheart, these adjectives, these characteristics, but rather, I have reasons behind every one of these characteristics that I hope to go into for today's sermon in sha Allah. So it's a beautiful season, because it is a season of love, where you're going to prove your love unto Allah subhanho wa Taala a season where because of the love that you have, for lies the Witcher
you're going to stay away from certain things which you're going to talk about in Charlottetown in a season so beautiful and so special. Like I said, that there is a hadith codici Hadith kusina Hadith could you see it is a category of a Heidi that have been reported to us by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam but these are the words of a lot. These are the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala that have been reported to us through Rasul Allah
nihilism in the form of Hadith is not considered the Quran. The Quran the direct words of Allah subhanho wa Taala Hadith good to see Allah is saying it and also Lysa Laila Selim is reporting it to us. So in this Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam his report rep said along the lines of these words, every deed, every animal, every deed of the son of Adam, is for him, is for him. So, your prayers for you Serato Juma for you, your sword apart for you, your Sokka for you, your camera for you, your hij for you, your NFL deeds all for you. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala goes on to say illness, so, except for fasting, except for fasting. It is for me, a lot of work.
Allah is saying, it is for me, and I shall reward him for it.
Now obviously, for all of your deeds, you're going to be rewarded by Allah subhanho wa Taala. But why has sown? Why has fasting been highlighted? In this particular Hadith scholars have gone on to make sure of the heavy they've gone on to commentate in regards to this particular Hadith scholars like Mr. Morocco to be Rahim Allah scholars like emammal Josie Rahim Allah they go on to state that why Psalm has been highlighted perhaps as to why it has been highlighted is because number one in so in fasting, there are no elements of showing off. No Ria, no showing of fasting is between you and Allah Subhana horns and even during the month of Ramadan, you could seem to be fasting but in
reality, you could be feasting you could be eating and no one would know about it. So the fact that you are adhering to the fasting away from that which you're supposed to stay away from it is between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala you can't necessarily show off with your fasti there's no Ria, no showing off with your fasting. But in terms of the other deeds, Chapin can creep in and contaminate your deed. elements of showing off can creep in and destroy your deed May Allah subhanho wa Taala save our deeds, I mean, so number one, no elements of showing off. And number two, it's coming back to the beauty of the season due to the love that you have for Allah subhanho wa Taala you are
staying away from certain things that are generally permissible.
For example, food that is halal and pure. It is permissible for you to consume outside of Ramadan, you have your breakfast, you have your lunch, you have your dinner, but during the month of Ramadan, I mean to do al fetcher, from sunrise to hooroo missions to sunset, you stay away from food that was generally permissible for you. You're staying away from food and drink the two main necessities for life to continue you need water, you need food, but you're staying away from it because of your love for Allah subhanho wa Taala you're staying away from intimacy with your spouse, with your halaal spouse. You're staying away from intimacy during the morning hours of the month of Ramadan again
Why? Because Allah has commanded us such again because of the love that you have Allah Subhana horns ohana. So this is why this month has been highlighted in this particular heavy added courtesy where Allah subhanho wa Taala states that he will reward you for the fasting that you are going to fast during the month of Ramadan.
Now why is it special and powerful?
It is special and powerful again because it is a season that has been given to us by Allah subhanho wa Taala to train our new foods, which is the plural of next. Now we all know that within us we have something known as the neffs. And the neffs is an Arabic term that can be translated in many ways. Scholars have translated translated as the lower self, your ego, your base desires and we all have new fools within us. Allah subhanho wa Taala states in the noble Koran, one
Neff see in
this to that indeed the next is always inclined towards evil. The next has been created in such a way that it is always inclined towards evil. During the month of Ramadan, you are able to tame your neffs because in reality, you can't kill your neffs you can't kill your nerves but you can
tame universe, there is this voice within you. That's always perhaps inclined towards evil. You can tame it during the month of Ramadan. It is a powerful season to do that. And you have to understand my dear brothers in Islam, that enough's
that is not tamed, is actually worse than shape on SubhanAllah. A nurse that is not tamed, is worse than the devil. Why? Because like some scholars have put it in the past. You see, there is a difference between having a thief inside your house and a thief outside your house.
Thieves, a burglar or robber who comes from outside? Yes, it's problematic. But just imagine you have a thief living with you inside your house, perhaps from a very close family member within. It's difficult to identify you feel betrayal, you feel all these feelings. Why? Because the thief is inside your house. Likewise, the neffs is within you. The next is within you, and it whispers it pushes you towards evil. It's very materialistic. It's craving for dunya
you can test yourselves, you want to wake up for Salah to tahajjud we all want to wake up for salata. tahajjud but your nurse does not want to wake up for salata. tahajjud your next wants to curl up and go to sleep. You want to wake up for Serato fetcher your neffs does no want to wake up for Serato fetching. You want to make it to the masjid for Salah. But your neffs does not want to make it to the masjid for Salah. You want to take the Koran and read because you know the virtues of reading the Quran. You want to study the words of your maker. You want to study the words of Your Beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam but Genesis is lazy enough swans entertainment
you have swans, YouTube you enough swans movies, you don't have swans, Netflix, enough swans, all of these things.
So it is upon us to train and tame our new foods, where the voice of our naps becomes weaker and weaker, and we're able to overpower our new foods. But on the other hand, if you tend to listen to your naps constantly, what happens is you're feeding your next your next becomes powerful and powerful by the day until finally you become a slave to your next you become a slave and the neffs. overpowers you the next drowns your voice May Allah subhana wa tada help us all to train a new force.
Now because of the sacrifices that you are making for Allah, during this month of Ramadan, Allah subhanho wa Taala our beloved of law, he makes it easier for us to tame and train our new fools during the month of Ramadan. How so? Number one, the devils are all locked up as per the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Sophie that they share it during the month of Ramadan, the devils are all locked up. So the influence of the devil is not present during the month of Ramadan.
These are the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and what is the principle in regards to the words of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Eliza western states? When named Jimmy either Hello, ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma
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When did you mean by the stars? it's marvelous. Oh, hey, boo mama Vova your companion IE Mohammed Salah llamar anybody with Salaam has not gone astray. Omar young Tijuana al Hawa he does not speak out of his own desires in war in light, what do you have what he speaks in regards to the deen of Allah is divine revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says during the month of Ramadan, the devils are all locked up, they chained up.
So we have people who come up and say, during the month of Ramadan, you say that the devils are all locked up, but then why do I feel inclined towards evil? Why do I feel like sinning? Why do I lie? Why do I care? Why do I swear?
Why do I indulge in Iran during the blessed month of Ramadan? It is because my dear brother media system, you need to work on your neffs because the month of Ramadan is a good way for you to evaluate how you innocence and how much work you need to put on purifying and taming units. So Allah is helping you out by
Removing the influence of the devil, the devil is all locked locked up. So if you are having whisperings if you are having inclinations towards evil, then you should know that it is from within you and you need to work on your nets. So number one, Allah makes it easy for us. Because you need to look at it from this perspective as well think
if there is this big shopping center in the city, all right. This is big shopping center like a mall or a supermarket or whatever it is. And if they were to announce now it's all about marketing, right? Let's just say you get an SMS in the morning or say after Salatu. Jumeirah, that until the 10th of May, everything at that mall everything, no exceptions, no little terms and conditions apply now, General discount everything 75% off supanova
there's going to be such a big crowd there. Everybody, ladies, gents everyone's going to flock and rush to the place to get and grab as much as possible why 75% of so generally what is 100 rupees will be 25 rupees. And then they also tell you in their SMS that this offer is like once in a lifetime or I don't know once in two, three years or something like that. Everybody is going to rush there.
It's Panama, the month of Ramadan
is the same, but not in terms of dounia in terms of your deeds for
in terms of your investments for a theorem. And that is why the second thing that Allah subhanho wa Taala does in terms of the month of Ramadan is that he creates an incentive. And what is the incentive as per the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam during the month of Ramadan. One natural deed.
One natural deed, one optional deed is equivalent to a fork to a variable, you get the reward of a for the deed. If you pray one nephal Raka of Salah you get the reward of one variable, one for each.
And every fourth action is equivalent to 7017 7471 four multiplied by 70.
In terms of reading the Quran, what do we know from the toil of reading the Quran? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his report rep said along the lines of these words for every letter that you read from the Koran, you get how many reports 10 reports
10 reports. And then he said a while very elemental to say. I'm not saying that. Alif Lam meme is one letter, but rather Alif is one. Lamb is one meme is one.
So if you were to take the four on and if you were to read
mind blowing. And during the month of Ramadan. It's multiplied many fold. And think about spending time with a foreign. Think about studying the Quran. Think about reflecting on the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala think about crying in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala think about the Nuffield Raka think about taraweeh is it not a beautiful love story. turabi is a love story. You read in the Quran is a love story between you and your beloved, a loss of Hannah Montana, you're reading the words of Allah, your beloved, you're standing in Salah in front of Allah, your beloved, you go down, look at Salah. It starts off with a standing like this
in a dignified posture, that's how we start off our Salah. And then what happens step by step, we go down and down and down until finally we put the highest position on the ground. In front of Allah we have humbled ourselves in front of Allah, and this is repetitive, it's programming us it's disciplining us in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So during the month of Ramadan,
it's a programming it's the disciplining of our souls as as well as our bodies. So that's number two, and number three monkey brothers in Islam.
The third way Allah subhanho wa Taala helps us out motivates us during the month of Ramadan.
That there is this announcement.
Outside of Ramadan, outside of Ramadan that's the usual ordinary months like let's say today tomorrow before I move on after Ramadan outside of Ramadan
every night, every night, I want you all to listen to me attend every night.
Allah subhanho wa Taala during the last third of the night,
No xulon camaiore padishah neogen he descends in a manner that befits His Majesty and His glory, he descends to the lowest heaven.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala, he announces hasn't been a been
mean without fearing Helm in the hairdryer.
Is there anyone at this time to seek forgiveness from me a lot?
Is there anyone to see doba for me,
is there anyone who has needs to be taken care of so that I can take care of his needs every night, whilst most of mankind including myself, we are fast asleep. We are heatless oblivious, of the calling of Allah subhanho wa Taala of the calling of our beloved.
But we are ready to run for materialistic discounts. We are ready to queue up we are ready to line up to get something materialistic but in front of Allah subhana wa, every night helminth even.
Is there anyone to seek repentance? Help me Mr. Faron? Is there anyone seeking forgiveness so that I can forgive him? Is there anyone who has got needs? Don't we all have needs?
Don't we have problems that we are going through that we want solutions to Panama? Don't you think that you need to throw yourself at the door of Allah subhanho wa Taala crying and weeping
now coming to the month of Ramadan.
The announcement is announced earlier, Guru bishops with the setting of the sun the announcement starts a lot more.
You don't have to wait to the last third of the night during Ramadan. With the setting of the sun, the announcement starts and also during the month of Ramadan every single day My dear brothers in Islam every single day. Allah subhanho wa Taala frees so many souls from jahannam in the sense you are removed. You're saved from the fire of Johanna every single day so many souls as per the words of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam one particular Hadith states 1000 individuals Allahu Akbar May Allah make us from those lucky and fortunate individuals 1000 individuals every day they saved from the fire of Johanna. And the last day of Ramadan, the total is multiplied across the days. So 1000
into 30 30,000 people on the last day are saved from the fire of jahannam Mela save us on me.
My dear, respected elders brothers
and youngsters in Islam.
The month of Ramadan is such a beautiful opportunity to mend your ways to turn over a new leaf to turn to Allah to turn to Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala as per the words of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he forgives every single person who seeks forgiveness during the month of Ramadan, except for a few individuals and if I'm not mistaken in the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu Sallam went on to list the individuals number one a drunkard, a drunkard who is constantly drinking. He's not making Toba. He does not want to mend these ways Allah will forgive him. Allah won't forgive an individual
who does not have good relationship with his parents. Things have gone sour between his mother and his father, and he has not sought the forgiveness of his mother and his father. Allah will not forgive him. So if things have gone sour with you and your parents reach out to them, seek their forgiveness. They are two massive doorways into gender. Don't wait. You never know when Maluku mode will come to you or to them. Once they're gone or once you're gone. It's too late. May Allah save us all May Allah help us to be the best of children and to our parents. I mean
Number three, the person who has severed Family Ties he too will not be forgiven by Allah subhanho wa Taala
and number four,
Masha hen will not be forgiven by Allah and who is a Masha?
Masha he is a person whose heart is filled
A person whose heart is filled with animosity. A person whose heart is filled with negativity, hatred, anger, wherever he looks, he is judgmental. He is cruel. He is wicked. He's a tyrant.
You know, people tell you the story of Musa la salatu salam, and around a number of times I'm sure from from childhood, you have listened to the story of Moses, that was Roman crown. You need to ask yourself within you? Is it a Musa alayhi salatu salam or a Farah
like the Palace of Farah home? Are you a dictator? When I say a dictator, you might be thinking to yourself, I'm not a ruler. But are you a dictator inside your house? Are you a dictator with your family? Are you a dictator with your employees? Are you a dictator with your students? Then you are a fear around? May Allah save us for? So ask yourself am I like Musa alayhis salam or like Farah and Melba Satan?
I want to mention a story and then we'll wrap up a story and
this story has been recorded in the books of history. It's from the Israeli yet the stories have been withdrawn in now what is the ruling in regards to Israel idiot I may have mentioned the ruling in the past in this particular method for those of you who might recall the ruling in regards to is not in yet. Israelite traditions is that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam his report website had this one penny surah Isla Hodge, you can narrate stories of the banner Israel, no problem as long as they don't contradict with what you have of the deen is they contradict with the Quran and the Sunnah with the principles that we have in place, then we can't accept the story. But otherwise, there is
no harm in narrating the story. There used to be a pious,
I'll be a pious and righteous man, I'll be doing soil is a very pious and righteous man who was living on top of a mountain. He had his place of worship on top of a mountain. And he was worshiping a lot, day and night.
A pious person righteous person.
he decides to come down the mountain for an errand, some purpose, some personal purpose, he decides to come down to the mountain to perhaps the valley or the town that was located at the base of the mountain, that very same day, there was a fire stick, and was the fossick of asset is a sinner, an evil person, a singer, who was climbing up the mountain for a particular reason. So you have the abbey to look at the story, the abit coming down, the fossick going up, all right.
I'll be this coming down faster going up. Now what happens? The two of them, they meet in the middle, somewhere in the middle of the mountain.
You know, they meet
the avid, righteous man looks at the fast stick.
And he looks down on him. Not because he's in a high position coming down. No, no, no. He judges him. He looks at him and he thinks to himself, what is this first? What is this center doing with his life?
He has drifted so far away from Allah, he's a sinner. What is he doing with his life and he looks down on him. He looks at him in a condescending way. He looks at him with contempt and hate.
looks up, they are a bit and he turns away. He turns away, my dear brothers embarrassed. He turns away guilty. He turns away, trembling. He turns away, ashamed. And the voice inside him, tells him he thinks to himself. What am I? I am a sinner but look at this man. So
look at how righteous he is. Look at how pious he is. Look at what a good man he is. But what am I am nothing.
My dear brothers in Islam
it was from
Karma that had been bestowed upon the righteous man. The ones who are close to Allah, Allah blesses them in ways. So this man had been blessed that there will always be a cloud following him the righteous man, because he was so close to Allah always indulging in worship, there was a cloud shading him. So when he was coming down the mountain to the cloud, we're shading him. But the minute this encounter took place, the encounter without words, just thoughts, the cloud immediately shifted from the righteous man to the faucet.
And then there was an announcement made
to the abit all your good deeds have been erased.
And an announcement was made to the fast six, all your sins have been erased.
Now, where are they equal?
What happened to all those good deeds? What happened to all those sins? Now they equal in the eyes of Allah? Why?
What's the point? What's the point of praying so much? What's the knowledge? Not that we undermine not that we're saying you don't have to pray you have to pray. But the end result. If your heart is not pure, what's the result of you praying? What's the result of you reading the Quran that means you need to work on the sincerity of your intentions, and Allah.
Therefore, my dear brothers in Islam coming back to the first Howdy, Masha Finn will not be forgiven. Therefore we need to work on our hearts. And we need to turn to Allah. The final Hadith that I'm going to mention is that don't ever give up. We have another Hadith to the sea. And with that, we are going to wrap off Allah Subhana, Moy dynasties
along the lines of these words, Oh son of Adam,
Nobel about the new book.
Even if your sins were to reach the heavens, a law look at how forgiving Allah subhanho wa Taala is, even if your sins were to reach the heavens. And if you come to me that I will tell me you are a Joe, Tony, if you call upon me if you have hope in me, and if you seek my forgiveness, as offer to Lackawanna Valley, I will forgive you and I will not look at your sins.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala goes on to say you have an Adam, O son of Adam, Allah is addressing each and every one of you, oh, son of Adam, even if you were to come to me, with sins filling the entire planet
are we all not sinners? Don't we all sin, Allah forgive us all. We are all sinners. Even if you were to come to me with sins, feeling the entire planet.
As long as you come to me not not not associating partners unto me as long as you don't commit shirk. And if you seek my forgiveness, I will come to you with forgiveness equal to that I will come to you with forgiveness, the size of the planet.
This is how merciful Allah is with your brothers in Islam. But we need to take the initiative as you can see a lot of distance every night. A lot of calls out every night. Allah says I'm ready to forgive you but we we need to turn to Allah. We need to fall at the door of Allah. We need to we need to cry. Unlike other religions, you don't have to go to the church. You don't have to go sit by the father, by the priest, by the rabbi by the monk and you don't have to confess father I have wronged myself I have committed this sin committed that sin in Islam. You don't have to do that. You don't have to come to the hottie and confess your sins. Don't come to me and confess your sins.
Don't go to any Imam, shave scholar or whoever it is and confess your sins No. Confess your sins by Allah. Wake up during the last third of the night and confess in front of a wall after every Salah confess confess in front of Allah cry in via Allah I'm guilty. La ilaha illa subhanak in equal to me navali mean, there is no deity worthy of worship other than you your Allah subhanho
Glory be unto you in the quantum in a volley mean indeed I am from the volley moon. I am from the wrongdoers I am from the oppresses. I am from the transgressors I have transgressed the limits here Allah forgive me a lot if you don't forgive me, no one can forgive me yeah Allah
and you will come out from the darkness just as how
Yunus, Allah, his salatu salam came out from the depths of the ocean just as Allah saved him, you will be saved. So my dear brothers in Islam, use the month of Ramadan, to secure the forgiveness of Allah. Use this month of Ramadan to get closer and to Allah. Use this month from our barn to work on yourselves. Use this month of Ramadan, to study to learn about the deen of Allah. Use this month of Ramadan to work on your hearts to attain your souls. And with that, most definitely you're going to be assured and guaranteed peace, success, victory, happiness in this world as well as the hereafter. With that I conclude I pray Allah forgive us of our sins.
Yeah Allah forgive us of our sins and accept our good deeds. Allah help us to work on our hearts. Help us to purify our hearts, Allah, Allah keep us united as the owner of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah, those of us who are struggling with sicknesses cure them, yeah, Allah, Allah, those of us who are going through financial problems relieve their problems, they are Allah, Allah, those of us who are struggling in debt to relieve them of their debt. Allah, Allah those of us who are finding it difficult with the difficulties and challenges of life is our affairs. Yeah, Allah. Allah help us to forgive one another. Yeah, Allah fill our hearts with good feelings towards
one another. Yeah, Allah. Allah help us to read ourselves and purge ourselves of all negative and toxic qualities. Yeah, Allah. Allah just is how you keep uniting us here in this message. Keep uniting us in the future as well as Allah. And finally unite us in the beautiful and blessing gardens of Gemini, Allah. Allah bless us all to see your face yet Allah. Allah bless us all to drink from the blessed hands of Muhammad sallahu wa Torabi was elemi la at the fountain near Allah. Allah accept our good deeds I mean after our young hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen