We Are Ambassadors of Peace and Goodness
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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A Jumuah sermon delivered on the 02nd of December 2016 at Apo masjid, Abuja, Nigeria.
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa Sallim wa ala Shroff in ambia. You will mousseline Nabina Wahhabi Bina karate Are you Nina Mohammed bin Abdullah alayhi wa either he was happy he of Bordeaux sala de Botton with a slim about four for the fall along with about a quarter highlight disease that will be laying him in a shape on your regime.
all praise and thanks to Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala who is no doubt our Creator sustainer nareesha program protector and cure. We asked him the almighty to shower his choices the blessings and salutations upon 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
first and foremost I thank Allah subhanho Medina for this amazing opportunity where he has united me with my brothers and sisters here in the beautiful city of Abuja, in Nigeria, I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala unites us in the future for many more blessings initiatives of this nature. And just as how he unite was here in this beautiful message it may unite us in the gardens of Jenna with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa ala he was sending
my dear respected elders, brothers and sisters in Islam.
The topic for today's sermon
we are ambassadors of peace and goodness. We are ambassadors of peace and goodness. And before I delve into the content, first and foremost, I advise myself and then all of you all president here to adopt a life of taqwa. And that is to fear Allah subhanho wa Taala. 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 Medina make us all from the people of taqwa. And may He make us from the victorious and successful ones. I mean,
our religion Islam is such a beautiful religion, that it is a peace offering to the entire world, the entire world. We have been commanded by Allah subhanho wa Taala, as well as our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who I lay to spread peace and goodness Wherever we go, to spread peace and goodness on the face of this earth. Do you all know as to what was the first command issued by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he entered Medina. When he entered Medina, the first command that he issued this particular Hadith has been recorded in the book of Imam intermedia Rahim Allah, umami. brahmagiri Rahim Allah and in the books of other imams as well.
Abu Yusuf Abdullah bin salam, or the along line, he makes mention of the narration. And at that time, he was from the OnStar. He was not a Muslim. He was not a Muslim. He embraces Islam later on but at that point, he was not a Muslim Barada, kind of a Brahmin.
He was a Jewish rabbi, a monk from the Jews. Now he hears that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is coming to Medina and he decides to go and welcome Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he wanted to go and see it or sort of La he said, Allah, why didn't you and he was saying
Now, why is that along Wiley when he was Selim comes, and he lives in Santa Maria when he goes to see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And in that particular narration, he makes mentioned, the narration goes along the lines of these words, that the minute I saw the face of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the blezard face of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I was definitely sure that this is not the face of a liar. Allahu Akbar is beautiful and blessed face Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not even have to speak a word. The minute he saw his face, there was this deep conviction that was firmly rooted in his heart that this face is not the
face of a liar. And then also the lies that along while you SLM goes on to issue four valuable pieces of advice.
For powerful and valuable pieces of advice, and very swiftly in the few minutes that I have with you all. I'm going to run through these pieces of advice. So realize that alone, while you SLM addresses all of the people
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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam did not say all Muslims are believers. No. Yeah you Hannah's and at that time when they were in Medina the majority of them were non Muslims Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is addressing all of them yeah you Hannah's and now he advises them. of shoe selam been a comb all mankind Oh people spread salon amongst yourselves law a kebab. Have to sell anabaena comb will appear mo Tom
was a little our hand was oil lube Elaine one nasrani four pieces of advice. Number one spread Salam amongst yourselves. Number two, feed the hungry, feed the poor feed others was in our hand, maintain ties of kinship family ties, and finally, pray during the wee hours of the night. Pray late in the night when people are all fast asleep four pieces of advice. And then he said a long while he rarely wasallam gives them the reward right after that the whole janitor beside you will enter Jannah you will enter Paradise with sal Allahu Akbar. After Salah by Unicom, first piece of advice spread, Salam amongst yourselves. Now the direct interpretation of this would be to spread the greeting of
peace amongst yourselves. Spread the greeting of peace, wherever you go, whoever you meet, slo mo Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. You know, we take this greeting so lightly, we take it so likely it is such a powerful Dora a positive drop. Now go back to the narration. What happened when Abdullah bin said I went to see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam The minute he saw his face his blessed sad face for a long while. It was seldom the positive vibrations of a man that was found in the heart of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam affected Abdullah ibn Salaam immediately so much to the extent that he was inclined towards the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was
inclined towards Islam. As we go spreading peace they are these positive vibrations that why bright from us? And then it is a DA it is a powerful Allahu Akbar. We're saying May peace assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. May the peace blessings and mercy of Allah be upon you, the Sahaba they were these individuals who had these positive vibrations, spreading love, peace and goodness wherever they went, and where did they get it from? They got it from their teacher, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is why my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, they love Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam so much.
When Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam me my mother, my father and myself we ransomed and sacrificed for him.
When he passed away, Medina and munawwara, the City of Lights, the illuminated city of the prophets, that along with anybody was selling went into darkness. When he passed away.
Line, he could no longer call the Iran after the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam why he would call out the law.
And he would break down, he would start weeping, he would start crying, he would remember Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he will not be able to continue the event. There was so much of love in their hearts.
They love Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam so much. Why because he was a teacher of goodness. He was a person who spread peace, love and mercy and this is important. As believers as ambassadors of Islam as Muslim moon as believers as me known, we have to embody and follow the teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And he respected elders, brothers and sisters in Islam. Spreading peace, like I said, a direct interpretation would be to spread the greetings of peace. A more generic interpretation would be to spread peace itself to spread peace by integrating into your community and look, the salicylate Islam was telling who at that time, not just the Muslims, he did not tell them all Muslims don't spread peace amongst yourselves and not amidst the non Muslim or the non Muslims know Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was giving this advice was giving this issuing this command amongst Muslims and non Muslims spread peace amongst yourselves, and then feed the hungry Rasulullah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not say only feed the Muslims if someone is hungry
You ask the person are you a Muslim, and only if you are a Muslim, I'm going to give you some money. Only if you are a Muslim, I'm going to feed you know, we would feed them, we would give them if they are suffering, we would help them Allahu Akbar. So automaton feed the hungry, integrate into your society, be community oriented activists, we have to become this as Muslims, we need to think of our communities. Sadly,
the trend is that we're only concerned about ourselves, oh, I made it to the masjid I prayed or I have food at home. I don't have to worry about others. I don't have to worry about my neighbors. I don't have to worry about my community. I don't have to worry about my country, you're going to live for a very short period of time. At the very most 6070 years. If one were to live past that it would be considered a miracle in today's day and age, according to the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
by necessity Mr. Berry now come to the lifespan of mine, oma, my nation is between 60 to 70 years in that short span of time, short period of time, you need to ask yourselves, how much of goodness Am I going to leave behind? What am I leaving behind in terms of a legacy? Look until today? 1438 years after Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the Sahaba. Do we still not talk about them? Do we not talk about Omar Abdullah? How
do we not talk about Abu Bakr, Siddiq rhodiola? Why do we not talk about anybody I found or the last one? Do we not talk about Bella libnah Amira, bajo de la Juan, do we not talk about all these people? We talk about them because of their legacies, the legacies that they left behind? They worked on those legacies. It's your legacy that will be remembered throughout the annals of history throughout the annals of time. So make sure that you become an ambassador of peace and Ambassador of goodness, and spread peace and goodness, wherever you go. The last two pieces of advice very quickly, what's on our hand and maintain ties of kinship? There's no point in being a community
oriented activist out there where the society thinks highly of you, you are a great person in domestic, but when you go back home, your family despises you, your family hates you. Because in reality, you can be a saint outside but your family knows your true colors, as per the words of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam hydrocodone, hydrocodone, hydrocodone,
the best from amongst you all is the one who is the best to his family, and I am the best towards my family from you on. So we need to maintain ties of kinship, we need to treat our family family members with love and peace. In one particular nation, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is a reporter I've said in the narration goes along the lines of these words. We are allies of a jealous report we have said that
family ties I have suited the name for Family Ties from my own name Brahim comes from Rama Rahman and Rahim. If one were to maintain family ties, I will maintain my relationship with Him. And if one were to cut or sever family ties, I will cut my relationship with him. Allahu Akbar, Allah cebause on May Allah opened the doors of gender for all of us. I mean, the last piece of advice My dear brothers and sisters in Islam is to get up in the night to pray. As per the words of the prophecy listen and to pray, and why specifically in the wee hours of the night, why, why late in the night, why in the depths of the night while people are sleeping, so that you perfect if law, whatever you
do, you're doing it for the sake of Allah, you're involved in a project, you're giving out charity, you're part of a Masjid, you're doing good deeds, make sure that you rectify your intentions and make sure that you're doing it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because if not, there is no point. You may think that Oh, on the day of the AMA, I'm going to be with so many pilgrimages, so many had so many ombre so many good deeds, but then what will happen is, all those good deeds will be turned to ashes. If your intentions are not proper. If you're doing it for name and fame, if you're doing it for popularity, if you're doing it to be known as a righteous person, a charitable
person, a philanthropist, then you're not doing it live what you Hilah you're not doing it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala on that day those deeds will not benefit you. But instead you do small deeds but still you're doing it for the pure pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala most definitely you will see that on the day of the AMA on a day yo mela young Pharaoh man who Allah by noon, a day when your wealth will not benefit you your children will not benefit you the only thing that will benefit you in a law hobby called been selling except for the one who comes with a pure and sound heart, a heart that is connected to Allah, a heart that is free from negative and toxic
qualities like jealousy, hatred, envy and other
negative qualities. May Allah purify our hearts. I mean, my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, i cap off by once again reminding each and every one of you that we are all ambassadors of Islam. Wherever we go, we represent Islam. We represent the teachings of Islam. We represent the son of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So make sure that you live up to that role model that he left behind. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spread peace and goodness wherever you go. And just as how the Sahaba flocked around our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, people will flock around you, they will love you, and you will attain success in this world as well
as the hereafter. May Allah subhanho wa Taala opened the doors of gender for all of us. And just as how I prayed in the beginning, may Allah subhanho wa Taala unite us just as how he unites us here in this beautiful message it may unite us in the gardens of gentle Beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I mean why Allah and hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen