Channel: Muiz Bukhary
Friday Virtual Khutbah
salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa sallam. mohyla shortfill ambia you will mursaleen Nabina. Habib in our karate ioannina Mohammed ebene Abdullah Haile he while Lee he was happy he Afflalo salata, automatise leam A My bad. So we begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala we ask him the almighty to send his choices of blessings and salutations. Upon the final messenger, our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was seldom his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of piano.
My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, I begin this reminder, this Friday virtual hotbar reminder by reminding myself by advising myself Firstly, and then all of you all who have tuned in from different parts of the country from different parts of the world. To bring in a life of taqwa. And that is to be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. To be conscious of your maker to be mindful of allies of Agile during every single second of your lives. And this is if you wish to attain victory and success in this world as well as the next. Because this victory this success is guaranteed. It is assured for the people of taqwa as Allah subhanho wa Taala. He says in Surah, a never in the
Noble Quran in little mood, Tina Mufasa. Indeed for alma takuan, the people of taqwa is Mufasa Mufasa, as in victory and success in this world as well as the next May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all from the people of taqwa. And may He make us from the victorious and successful ones mean
to proceed. We are in the last stretch of this beautiful and noble month, the month of Ramadan.
Time has sped past us and we are left with just a few more days. And these days many brothers and sisters in Islam these days are known as a lash ruler, our missionary Ramadan, the last 10 the last 10 of the month of Ramadan. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala he creates what He wills and he chooses what He wills or buka loco Maya.
So Allah is the Creator of time.
He created the entirety of time, he is above time and he has created time time is creation. So all of the passages of time were created by Allah azza wa jal. And from these passages of time Allah subhanho wa Taala chose certain passages to be more virtuous, to be more superior over others. When talking about month, the month of Ramadan is known to be the best of months. When talking about months, the month of Ramadan is the best of months we are in that particular month. When talking about days, you have the 10 days of del hija as being the best of days, the 10 days of the hedger, they're known as the best of days.
Then when talking about nights, you have the last 10 nights of Ramadan that are known as the best of nights. And from within the last 10 nights of Ramadan, you have one special night that is better than 1000 months Laila to Qadri hiren mean Alfie Shahar is better than 1000 months at three years and four months Subhan Allah and and you know what needs to be highlighted here at this juncture My dear brothers and sisters in Islam that if you coincide with later Takada, you are going to get the reward of being in worship equivalent to 1000 months. And some of us tend to gloss over this, this, this reward? See, when you say 1000 months, let's say even if you were to hypothetically live for
1000 months, will you spend every single second
of those 1000 months in a bed in worship? No, there will be moments of rest there will be moments of recreational activities you know, and there are because obviously we are perpetual sinners and we constantly make mistakes and this is why it is upon us to keep constantly turning to Allah subhana wa medalla. During those 1000 months, there will no doubt be many moments of heedlessness many moments where you know we will slip and perhaps drift away from Allah azza wa jal but by coin siding with Laila Takada, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, you get 1000 months of pure pure worship every single second and this this is something that you cannot attain, except through Laila through
others. May Allah azza wa jal bless
us all to attain a little powder if we have not already attained it.
I mean, I mean so when, when when trying to specify one particular night later powder is the best of knights Laila to Qadri higher on mean Alfie Shara as Allah says in the Quran in surah Doohan What does Allah say hi amin while kita Bill mubin in anzahl now houfy les let him mobile rocker that indeed we revealed it ie the Quran during a Laila mu Baraka during a blessed night. I ll Takada lol. So in terms of nights lenser Potter is the best of nights. In terms of days, the 10 days of their hedger are the best of days. When talking about a week in particular, Friday, the day that you and I were seated in right now, this particular day, Friday is known as the best of days. And all over I'm
saying many brothers and sisters in Islam is from the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in regards to Friday. What does he say Hiroo Yeoman tatari he shamsul Yama Juma? The best of days in terms of the week upon which the sun has risen is Friday is Friday fi Holika Adam Wolfie, Jana Wolfie Origen minha. It was on a Friday that our father or the mother that was a lamb was created within a firefight that he was taken out of Jenna, and it will be on a Friday that the last hour will be establishment alized Virgil give us all beautiful endings. I mean, and may He ease our affairs on the day of karma, I mean.
So now we are in the best 10 nights and it is upon us, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam to strive during these nights as much as possible. See, at the end of the day, each and every one of us, we have our own trials, our own challenges, our own battles. Some of us have health issues that prevent us from you know, doing a lot. But the beauty of the deen is that if you have the right intentions, you will be rewarded regardless. Let's say you earnestly wish to be up as much as possible worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala in the night, but due to the weakness of your body, due to certain health issues, you're not able to do so.
Or let's say for example, a sister she is on her menstrual periods during this particular stretch. Now my dear sister, my dear brother who is going through health issues, my dear sister who is on her cycle, don't feel dejected. Don't think oh, you know, but then I can't now do anything much no Subhan Allah. That's the beauty of the deen. The beauty of the deen is that you stand to accrue so much just merely through your intentions. Let's say you intended firmly to make the most out of the last 10 nights of Ramadan to do this to do that. But then something were to impede you. As long as you know you're not playing around, you know, you shouldn't take the generosity of Allah subhanho wa
Taala for granted but in reality, let's say you feel terribly ill and you're able to stay up you're feeling very groggy and you're feeling very hazy. But at the at the inception of the last night you had intended firmly Allah if you know I have strength, I'm going to do this I'm going to do that I'm going to read the Quran I'm going to be inside I'm going to make do I'm going to do all of these things. But now you're being prevented. The beauty of the deen is through your lofty intentions you will be rewarded by Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah May Allah azza wa jal reward us manifold manifold, I mean, may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to purify our intentions. May Allah azza wa jal help us
to bring in lofty lofty intentions, I mean, so my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, with regards to placing your intentions, you place lofty intentions. And now when talking about the last night and the practice of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We see, for example, the Hadith where I show the Allah one where she mentioned the Hadith regarding the book of a moment, Bahama Muslim and the Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam can either Zhu Li, well, I cover Allahu wa shuddha zerto widget. So he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when the last end would arrive, he would revive the night, he would wake up his family members, you know, and he would tighten his lower government as in. You
see when you are about to do something strenuous when you are about to, you know, put in some
great and when you want to work hard when there's going to be a lot of elbow grease, you know, you're going to really work hard, you wouldn't want your garments to be hanging loose, but instead you would tighten your garments, you would ensure that your garments are all tightened before you set out on this task. So this is the metaphor that has been captured in this particular head.
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam took the last 10 very seriously, very seriously to do as many good deeds as possible he sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam. So similarly our mindset should be that we are going to do as much as possible during the last 10 nights of Ramadan. And in terms of doing as much as possible, you must attempt to alternate with your good deeds. See the other day I posted a video with regards to the differences between camel lane between a tarawih and tahajjud. I'm not going to get into that discussion right now because you can go and check out the video it's up on my YouTube channel.
But we're just going to pick and discuss the definition of grammar Layla tad bit. camel Lael. The definition is that it encompasses and comprises of any act of worship that is performed at night.
So it includes a tarawih It includes a tahajjud It includes standing up in Salah Khayyam stems from karma in the Arabic language which is to stand to revive the night. In other words, it includes the reading of the Quran, it includes making dua it includes the study of the Quran reflecting on the Quran to double over the Quran, it includes a vicar remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So you have all these deeds, it includes sada giving out charity, it includes all these deeds, and an intelligent believer, just as how they say, you know, the good investment advice is not to put all of your eggs in one basket.
You know, they would go on to cite experts like Warren Buffett and all these other individuals saying that you're not supposed to put all of your eggs in one basket. So what about in regards to your investment and
if that is good advice with regards to your investments in dunya, not to put all of your eggs in one basket, diversify your investments, don't put your money all of your money in one place, maybe put it in real estate, put it in this investment, put it in that investment. So people with different types of expertise would come out and tell you to you know, diversify your wealth. Maybe put a little bit in precious metals, put a little bit in this put a little bit in that.
So with regards to investment advice related to an IRA, diversify your investments, see this is the opportunity to plant seeds, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam. So diversify your investments so that you will insha Allah huhtala reap lofty rewards in alacra for example, think of this hack, think of this hack.
Now we know that we know that later through coder okay when I say hack, I mean think of this tip if you will, all right. We know later the recorder is hidden within the last 10 nights of Ramadan. Why is it hidden? It is from the wisdoms of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we have the narrations that at one juncture the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually came out to inform us with regards to the specific date as to when layer three powder will fall. And then what happens to people were quarreling to people were quarreling, and he said Allahu alayhi wa sallam then goes on to say I came to inform you all but that knowledge has been taken away now. And perhaps it is for some good
perhaps it is for some good and you know, we have understandings being put forth as you analyze the Hadeeth that there are certain things that are hidden from us and it is for our own good it is for our own good such as mercy on Fridays, you have this special hour known as Saturn, St. Java and at this juncture, I'd like to remind myself and then all of you all to see is this hour especially given that we're fasting with fasting especially given that we are in the last 10 nights of Ramadan okay. So given all these features,
try to make as much as possible now this particular window of time sir to list the Java is hidden. There are some scholars who have the view that it is the time from when the hottub the the Imam climbs on top of the member the pulpit until he gets down that entire timeframe is the timeframe when you're supposed to make as much as possible. And by the way, the virtue in regards to this time frame is that if you're doing if you're doing coincides with this time frame, you do is answered by Allah subhanho wa Taala mind boggling right?
There are other scholars would opine that it is the time that short window where the Imam sits down between the two sermons, it's a very short window, he sits down and then he gets up. That tiny timeframe is the time when your advisor were to be answered by our last panel with him. Then there are others like him, Abraham, Allah and others who strongly advocate that it is the last hour of Friday. I won approximately one hour before sunset before my trip.
Now what does what would the intelligent believer do my dear brothers and sisters in his family
He will look at seizing all these opportunities and throughout the day he'll keep reminding himself at periodical junctions to to make a dua. At the very least, if you I mean, because you're obviously caught up with other things and you can't go on to make a list of, at at at, you know, at different periods. What you can do is you can choose a couple of us do ours that are concise but have lofty requests, lofty requests sandwiched in them infused in them. For example, we have the Hadith that tells us that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would excessively make this dua and what is the da robina. Athena for dunya Asana, Asana joaquina Adam and now
my dear brothers and sisters in Islam do not I'm telling you do not underestimate the power the depth and the gravity of this do you know some of us like parrots, we just repeat it it just rolls off our tongues we don't even for a moment ponder contemplate or reflect on the power of the Robin Athena feed dunia has no authority has either been or our Lord grant us goodness in this world.
Okay, Robin it Rafi dounia hacer la fille de hacer la goodness in the hereafter walk in a Hydra banagher and protect us from the fire of Johanna, let me explain very quickly you know when you say goodness in this world, my dear brother, my dear sister, it encompasses every form of goodness imaginable. Why? Because you're saying it in this open jenrick way you're not specifying the type of goodness the Allah give me goodness in every form and in every way. So my dear brother, my dear sister, if you were to think of something as being good, then you have included that in your data. And by default, let's take the Think of the good things, the good things that human beings that you
and I we are generally striving for. Let's take for example what Okay, let's say a good job, a good salary, a good spouse, good children, a good family, a good a good you know, social standing, if you will, a good address. Good, this good that good vehicle, good employees, good employer, good company, good friends, good health, wealth, every form of goodness imaginable.
And what is the primary form of goodness IE man faith, the deen
every form of goodness from that from top to bottom you've included in the DA and then in an era goodness starting off with the pleasure of Allah and then Jenna and every form of goodness that is included in an IRA and you're capping off the DA sealing it off. Work in our head habanero protect us from the torment of the Fire of Jana. You see what a powerful do it says and how long is it going to take you to utter Robin Athena Jr. has an office. He has an organizer but not did he take you seconds? I mean, did he take you even a minute?
Yet you have asked such a lofty request from Allah subhanho wa Taala and just imagine with your brother and your sister if you do our will to coincide with that to listed Jabba. Just imagine you were making it from morning and if it were decreed to be that the last hour of Friday is Saturday so jabber today. So today just before if that, okay, you see too far, and you raise your hands robina Tina Fey dunia has an awful lot of work in either been
and if they do have to be answered by Allah subhanho wa Taala you are going to be the most fortunate of individuals, the most fortunate of individuals, Allahu Akbar
you're going to be the most fortunate of individuals.
So similarly, you know coming back to that initial tip that I wanted to mention
you see you have the last night right
go on to make your do as during the last night but make it a habit not to Miss Robin attina Linnea has an awful Afro there has never been another banner every night starting off now if you're looking at your list primarily you put the first two I would say in terms of importance because we have explicit had these to illustrate to the effect our mother I showed the other one how she asks the professor Allison we Ursula if I know that a particular night is going to be lifted recorder Okay, in other words, if I coincide with letters of order, okay, knowingly or unknowingly what do i do i make along the lines of these words the narration goes yeah, so the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
teaches Allahumma in the Gulf of one to Hebrew, for honey Allahumma in the Gulf of Allah, you're the most forgiving to Hebrew, and you love love to forgive. For honey, forgive me overlook my mistakes and Pardon me. So bring in this list where you make that you include robina it
If adonia has an every single night, by the way, Alright, so what does that equate? If during the last nights of Ramadan, every single night you make these dryers? Let's say you choose 10 dryers, please go onto my Instagram page I think it was last evening I shared a list of doors, mostly robina from the Quran, I've included Allah in the careful window, a block of alpha near included Robin attina cydonia hasn't hasn't woken up. So go on to make these words choose about 10 to us and go on to make these do as during the last night, every single night.
So what would be the result? If you make the doors every single night? Is there a possibility for you to miss later through quarter? no possibility. See whether you stay up the entire night or a big portion of the night in a bar that don't miss making these 10 two hours every night. So my point is if you make robina attina freedonia husafell after the Hashanah joaquina either by now every single night, if you pray Allah forgive me every single night, you are bound to coincide with later Korea, Dora is bound to coincide with layer two coder,
that's going to be answered by our last panel. That's that's that's the beauty Subhan Allah,
that is the beauty.
Similarly, think of charity, every single night. Now Subhan Allah, you see in the past, you would have to step out, okay, you'd have to step out and maybe go find someone to give charity. Today, Allah has made it so, so easy for us. Think about it, you have online bank transfers, you have all these features and tools at your fingertips, you know, with in your mobile, and you have apps to help you do that.
So much to the extent that you could literally just call your bank and tell the bank Look,
these 10 days, I want X amount, at this time to be transferred to
this project, this charity, this charity initiative.
So perhaps you could reach out to the charity that you generally work with.
Alright. And they will have a variety of projects. See, it doesn't mean that the funds have to be utilized them there during that night itself. You know, let's say for example, during one particular night, you are donating towards a water project.
Now, it doesn't mean that the water project needs to be built on that particular night for you. Because you have given out the money, you're going to be rewarded in sha Allah, because of your intention and giving out the money. So you don't even have to get out of your home. And because of the COVID situation, it is best that you stay at home, in most places in most parts of the world that are still in partial lockdown, if you will, and some parts are going through very serious times. Like for example in India, we pray for our brothers and sisters in India, may Allah ease their affairs and take them all back to normalcy soon, I mean, and similarly in my own country, you
have many places being isolated and you know being put into lockdown Subhan Allah. So it's very important to adhere to the guidelines put forth by the authorities, by your medical authorities and stay at home, stay safe stay at home.
And instead by staying at home, you need not worry, you can still stand to accrue colossal rewards, all you have to do is like I said, for example, automate your sadhaka where an X amount let's say for example, I'm just saying where you say
$10 1000 rupees every night towards a project. Now what's going to happen inevitably one of those donations will coincide with later to quarter inshallah. And what happens then my dear brothers in Islam,
you need to multiply it by 1000 months Subhan Allah Subhana Allah do the math, do the math.
Calculate the days multiplied by the months and you will arrive at a colossal total and on top of that, on top of that, it is subject to further generosity of Allah subhanho wa Taala
where for example the professor Allah Islam and talking about the virtues of a Muslim, when a Muslim performs a good deed, he stands the chance subject to the generosity of Allah subhanho wa Taala he stands chance for the deeds to be multiplied anywhere from 10 to 700 times Subhan Allah and from the mercy of Allah when he performs when he commits a sin when he perpetrates and commits a sin it's only recorded once, but a good deed anywhere from 10 to 700 times in a serb bury me at your birth 700 times it stands to be multiplied and on top of that you have the 1000 months of layered recorder
Let's say you make it a habit to read a certain passage of the Quran, let's say a few surahs maybe Jews every night.
Multiply that across 1000 months because what's going to happen? One of those recitations will coincide with Laila Takada. So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam This is why it is from the wisdoms of allies of agenda tape recorder is hidden, just like satirist Java is hidden, little corner is hidden, when you are going to pass away from this world is hidden, when the day of the AMA is going to be established is hidden. Why? Because all these things have been hidden, so that we strive hard. Just imagine if someone were to know when they're going to die. If they have a date 2030 on this date, you're going to die. But do you think that person will do we do you think is
going to do any good deeds, he's going to relax, he's going to procrastinate.
Despite not knowing when we are going to die, we still procrastinate. Okay, then if you were to know when exactly you're going to die, you will procrastinate until the last minute. And during the last minute you will try to do as many good deeds as possible. So it is from the wisdom of Allah azza wa jal that these matters have been hidden from our knowledge, so that we constantly and regularly strive to please Allah strive to do good deeds strive as much as possible.
So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, this is the short reminder that I wanted to share with you all. Use the last 10 nights to do as many good deeds as possible. Work hard towards seeking the forgiveness of Allah, setting the record straight with the creation of Elias Well,
there may be people that you have heard, there may be people that you have, you know, infringed upon their rights, there may be people that you've broken their hearts.
There may be individuals that you're finding difficult to forgive, let go of all of the toxicity. You may have wronged others and others may have wronged you. That is the reality of this world. You may have wronged others others may have wronged you, if others have wronged you, my dear brother, my dear sister USF. Why? Because they are at fault. And they'll have to deal with that matter if they don't set the record straight on the day of clamor. But if you have wronged others, you need to be extremely, extremely careful. And you need to put the record straight because this is Coca Cola a bad so use the last 10 nights, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, to get closer to Allah to set
the record straight with the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala seek the forgiveness of Allah. If you have wronged others, seek their forgiveness and you forgive. Then my dear brother, my dear sister, you transcend into this into this plane into this realm of feeling light, no burdens. You don't hold any grudges towards anybody, no hatred towards anybody, you become this light and carefree human being like Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a positive individuals so positive, so full of light, that when people would come into his company, they would be immediately impacted by his aura of purity. So we say we love him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam right? My mother, my father
and myself be ransomed and sacrificed for him. We love him, and we are striving to emulate him. Yes. So when emulating him it's not only his outwardly appearance that you're supposed to emulate, it's the outwardly and inwardly Today we are hell bent and so focused on the outwardly that we tend to completely discount and dismiss the inwardly see, they both go hand in hand, you can't say I'm only going to focus on the inwardly and discount the outwardly No, it's the outwardly and the inwardly that is truly following Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And here it can be a work in progress. You don't have to I mean, at the end of the day, it's not expected that you overnight, I mean, if
you can well and good, but otherwise, it can be a work in progress, you know, baby steps at least, towards emulating him in a holistic way. sallallahu alayhi wasallam so my dear brothers and sisters in Islam has firmly intend to follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam inwardly and outwardly as much as possible, and then as firmly intend to make the most out of the last 10 nights of Ramadan. It is firmly intend to do as many good deeds as possible and get close to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we pray that Allah subhana wa medalla helps us to purify our hearts. We pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala helps us to become individuals who only share goodness. We don't share evil
bead on social media bead in real life, we only share messages of positivity and goodness. May Allah azzawajal bless each and every one of us with that I conclude this reminder may help us to attain a little harder if we haven't already attained it. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala just as how he unite Russ, across all these platforms may unite us in a beautiful and lofty garden.
agenda with our beloved Beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam. I mean, I mean why, Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen just like comilla Hara was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.