Channel: Muiz Bukhary
A Jumuah sermon delivered on the 06th of May, 2016 at the Wellawate Jumuah Masjid, Colombo 06 in Sri Lanka.
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As always, we begin by praising Allah Subhana Allah was no doubt our Creator sustainer nareesha, protector and cure. We asked him the almighty to shower his choices of 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
my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, first and foremost, advise myself and then all of you all present here to adopt a life of taqwa. And that is to fear Allah Subhana Medina, and to be conscious of him during every single second of our lives, if we wish to attain success in this world as well as the hereafter. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all from the people of taqwa. And may He make us from the victorious and successful ones. I mean,
we are around 29 to 30 days away from an amazing month, the month of Ramadan, which is such a blessing and virtuous man.
I don't have to spend a lot of time talking about the virtue of Ramadan. This is beautiful Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. Well, were a companion of the Prophet Soleil Islam. It is an authentic hadith. He saw a dream, he saw a dream, where he found himself in front of the gates of genuine, amazing law. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all entry into general I mean,
in this dream, he finds himself right outside Jenner. And there are two individuals with him, two individuals with him, and these two individuals, but two brothers who had passed away, who had passed away some time back. There was a gap between the two, one of them one individual, he passed away as a martyr, as a martyr. In the sense he strove in the part of Allah Subhana Medina, in Jihad and he passed away.
The other individual after some time, after about a year, he passed away a normal death below Ireland, maybe at home, he passed away a normal death. Now these two individuals were with this man right outside the gates of gender. Now an angel comes to admit them in and I think most of you might be aware, even after the day of tiama, what will happen is, we will all make our way towards the gates agenda. And the first person to enter agenda will be our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will go and knock upon the gates of gender, and an angel will cry out, Who is it? Who is knocking the gates of gender, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi
wa send him a response saying Mohammed, Salah Mahara here, and he said, and then the angel will say, in a happy tone, that I had been commanded not to open the gates of Jenna for anyone until after you era sort of law until after you own Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then the next person to enter Jenna from the oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because from all the nations
We are so fortunate, we are so blessed to be part of the Nation of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because we will be the first of nations to enter gender.
And the first person to enter gender from this nation after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will be Uber camisa de correo de la Abu Bakr Siddiq of your loved one
Anyway, coming back to the Hadeeth. Now, this angel will ask or this angel will come to admit these people into gender. And initially, entrance will be granted to those two individuals, yes, but before the matter the person who passed away a normal death, he will be granted entry into general was the motto We'll be waiting. Now the man who was seeing the dream was puzzled and surprised because the martyr, Shahid the rewards are amazing in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala and he has struggled in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He has fought for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he was killed in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Yet he hasn't been granted entry
before this individual.
After a while, the angel comes now and admits the martyr Shahid into gender. And then after a while, the angel comes and tells this man that Your time has not come yet. So you may go back. Your time has not come yet. So you may go back. No sooner the angel said this. The companion who was observing the dream, he wakes up, he's awake, he wakes up and he is now astounded by the dream. He's puzzled and baffled. He wants to know How come a person who passed away a normal death gets entry before a Shaheed and he starts to talk about this amongst a few people until the news travels to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam and also realize that alone while he addresses the issue by talking this
out with with this particular companion, he calls them and he asks him, What is your what baffles you in regard to this particular dream? So the companion says Arizona law we know of the rewards the narration goes along the lines of these words. We know of the rewards that have been promised for a Shaheed and we know about the rank of A Shaheed so how come a person who passed away after the Shaheed a normal death got to enter Jenna before the show he a supervisor Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam then said something amazing. He asked his companion did not the man who passed away a year if you will, after the Shahid, witness another month of Ramadan? Did he not witness another month of
Ramadan? Did he not pray during Ramadan? Did he not read the Quran during Ramadan? Did he not indulge involve himself in various kinds of Iboga during the month of Ramadan, a lot of experts and scholars state media
respected elders and others in Islam that the difference between the two because of the fact that the man who died after witnessed another month of Ramadan, the difference between the two is almost like the difference between the earth and the heavens alone. This is how blessed and virtuous the month that we are about to welcome in a couple of days in sha Allah, Allah is it is such a powerful month, a month known as the month of the Koran, and the month of change. We are supposed to use the month of Ramadan as a stepping stone to turn over a new leaf to mend our ways to change ourselves. And it's not like some people say that you know what, from Ramadan, Ramadan, we do whatever it is,
and when Ramadan comes about, we all become like saints.
That's one extreme where we're not supposed to do that technically, you're not supposed to be indulging in sins and perpetrating sins, indulging in that which of us kind of Medina has prohibited us and then the month of Ramadan comes about. We turned to us kind of mentality that's not how we're supposed to behave. But then there is no harm as well in using the month of Ramadan as a stepping stone to turn back to Allah subhanho wa Taala because at the end of the day, we are all perpetual sinners, we all sinned on a constant basis. And this beautiful concept of Toba to turn back to Allah Subhana which Allah is not something that is reserved for Ramadan. It is something that we have to
make part and parcel of our day to day lives, where we constantly keep turning back to Allah subhanho wa Taala The more we drift away from Allah subhanho wa Taala that's when we go into this chasm of sadness, depression, we feel down we feel spiritually low, we start to sense this vacuum within us, the more we turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala the turning back this tober this concept of Toba recharges and rejuvenates our souls Allahu Akbar. We need to keep working on our souls. We need to keep turning back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this concept goes hand in hand with Taka. Taka is defined as the fear and the consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And in regard to genuine
fear, when you see the object of fear, fear manifests in your heart fear crops up and what do you do? The fight or flight response you generally run away you run away from the the object of fear. That's how it works with general fear, but with the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala The amazing thing is that we do not run away from Allah subhanho wa Taala like we all run away from other objects of fear, but instead the more we fear Allah subhanho wa Taala The more we run two words Eliza reject this is the concern
October we keep running back to Allah subhanho wa Taala fulfill route in a fleet back run back to Allah subhanho wa Taala amazing, beautiful and this month is meant for that for us to turn for us to run back to Allah subhanho wa Taala for us to change ourselves and talking about change the Sahaba read one litre highlight a major marine. This is the special trait that they mastered. They were quick to change. They weren't individuals who took time to change their selves, they did not take time to mend their ways. Yes, there was a time known as a yemanja helium, the days of janelia or otherwise the days of ignorance where they may have worshipped idols, they may have associated
partners unto Allah subhanho wa Taala. They may have consumed of intoxicants, they may have gambled, they may have involved themselves in a number of things. But the minute the message of Islam came, the minute the prophets on the long line here and he was saying them came with the beautiful message of Islam, the message of success kulu La ilaha illallah wa tuifly who say that there is now a witness that there is no deity worthy of worship other than Allah and you will be most definitely victorious in this world as the and the hereafter they embrace that message wholeheartedly. Do the long run, one might wonder why is he being given the chance to enter Jannah right after the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam creme de la creme the best of the best when the prophets of Allah Allah ueli was sent him cane with the message he did not even bat an eyelid. He did not hesitate for a moment. There was no hesitation whatsoever. He immediately embraced the message that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came with wholeheartedly. Allahu Akbar. I talked about Omar
Omar Faruk, but the other one.
As you all know, he was also an individual quick to change. It took him some time, yes, but when the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala were read to him, he immediately embraced the message of Islam.
I think most of you are aware
of one of the stories of the conversion of Ramadan photography a long one. And which story is this? The story where he set out
firmly, intending to assassinate Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was brandishing His Word. And he was making his way hunting for the prophets of Allah while he was on his way. He meets a companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who had embraced Islam, but he had kept it top secret because at that time, it was very difficult to expose the fact that you had embraced Islam because you will have to go through a lot of persecution, a lot of torment. So this companion Listen to me attentively this companion.
He senses that there is a lot of danger that surrounds
he looks enraged, he's got his word, his brandishing His word, his gnashing his teeth, and he's making his way forward. So this companion goes to Roma or the other one when says Jamar, where are you headed? What's up? Where are you headed? Amaro de la Juan immediately says with a lot of force, I'm headed to kill or put an end to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Now this companion immediately understood that he had to deter Omar Abdullah Juan, before the loved one does something, you know, rash or disastrous. So he looks at the long one and he fights he tries his level best to dissuade him, but the other one was convinced he was determined. So finally, the last straw
basically, this companion looks at the Allahu anhu and says Yama before you think about putting an end to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Why don't you go put things right in your own home in your or in your own house? Why don't you set your family's affairs right first. A lot of the a lot one was perplexed. He looks at the man and says What are you talking about? What about my family and what's wrong with my family?
The man says, well, the news is that your sister, Fatima
rhodiola. Juana she has embraced Islam. What? My sister embraced Islam, he could not believe it. He immediately pivots, turns around
and hits to the house of his sister. He goes and bam bam, bam, he knocks the door.
Now what was happening inside the house at that time, according to this particular generation, is that hubbub and a lot of the a lot one another Companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was teaching Fatima Vinton. But the other one her and her husband ie the brother in law Amato, the along one side or the other one one of the companions given glad tidings of gender by the prophet salesianum one of the 10 companions were being given assurance of gender by the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam side of the
hubbub even allowed a shooting down inside the house because they all knew of oma or Viola one armor The last one is knocking the dough bam, bam, bam, he wants to make his way inside. hubbub even allowed immediately runs into hiding because he didn't want to face the alarm line. He
didn't have to face the Obama. Now he was teaching them the Koran and a lot of your loved one had heard murmuring from inside the house, okay, he had heard the words of the Quran. Now the sister of the loved one she opens the dough he stones inside the house and grabs his brother in law buying his cloak starts to shake and what's going on inside here? What have I heard of YouTube? Now the brother in law is good side of the law. When he shakes him, he shakes him and he throws into the corner of the house, Fatima Benton upon Ravana. After all, she was the sister of Amara, the long one and the daughter of unstoppered. She was also a very strong lady, she immediately confronts out of the alarm
line, she rushes to the aid of her husband, and she says, What do you want here? Oh, my, what do you want? Why are you threatening us like this over the long run, and who pushes her away. And in the process of pushing her, he almost hit her and we hurt her and now she was bleeding.
Also, normally along one notices that blood is trickling now down the face of his sister, it comes to his senses. And his temper starts to recede. And he now regrets what he did. He comes down now. And then he looks at them and he says, Okay, listen, I heard some murmuring from inside the house, what were you all reading? I'm not going to harm you. I'm not going to say anything. I just want to read those words. I want to see what you were in.
hahaha very strongly against confronts him and says, It is only for the pure to touch those words and you are not pure, go and purifying yourself and come home or the last one immediately obeys. From this, we understand that there was an inclination in his heart. He makes his way he purifies himself, he takes a bath and he comes now
he comes. And then the Quran was given to him. The Koran was given to him, basically not the entire Koran, a few pages, because in those days, when the revelation used to come down upon the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam, the bulk of the Sahaba, the majority of them were illiterate, they could not read or write. So most of them they rely on their memories and their memories were immaculate and strong by the will of Allah Subhana more than the ones who could read and write would write down the ayah. And that too, they had very crude methodologies of recording things where they would write it down perhaps on the back of trees on the on the highest of animals on bones, etc. It was not
until the fifth of October kanessa declare the alarm line when the Quran was compiled. And during the failure of
the one one, the Quran was mass distributed. But during the time of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, the Quran was not compiled as one book. So a few pages, if you will, a few leaves, if you will, that had a few words says a few is from the Koran. Now these pages and these leaves were given to Omar the other one, the other one who takes the leaves and he starts to read.
And Allah had decreed according to that narration, that it should be so upon. And he reads and And the amazing thing is Amaro de la Hwan, amidst all of the Sahaba he was literate, he could read and he could write. And this is one of the reasons why the police appointed him as an ambassador because he could read he could write he had a lot of charisma. He carries himself in a very dynamic way and we all know about the last one he was not an easy individual. Mashallah. So he takes the leaves now and he reads he could read so he reads now Bismillah r Rahmani Rafi
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He reads the opening versus the opening Ayat of surah baja and according to that narration, it strikes a chord in his heart.
His heart opens up and he realizes that these are such powerful words and we're talking about the month of the forearm that is headed our way the month of the Quran. We need to build this relationship with the Koran where the Quran
changes us where we have a strong relationship with the foreign. Look at how powerful the words are. According to this narration, it immediately changed our model the long line.
And then he says, you know, please direct me to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam why I want to embrace Islam. No sooner he says this hubbub even allottee a long one comes running out, and he says glad tidings or congratulations if you will, or Omar Yama, the door of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has been answered in your favor. Now I'm gonna have the last one was inquisitive he asks hubbub melodica de la one What's this da that the Prophet has made for me and Ababa mulatto for the long run he tells him that a few days back the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he may Allah Allah you did Islam or Allah reinforce or support Islam, by the embracing of by the embracing of Islam by either
Abu jihad or Omar Abdel Fatah. Now the DA have been answered in his favor. As we all know Abu Jamal never embraced Islam.
Omar the last one who embraces Islam, he finds out that the prophets align Islam was a double outcome. He makes his way to the outcome, the house of outcome and he knocks the door at the professor Lyle Islam was inside the house with Hamza rhodiola one the uncle of the Prophet Elias and as you all know Hamza de la he was a soldier. He was the Lion of a lion, the lion of the Messenger of Allah. Now the other companions will read the professor is negotiating by the knees Omar has come by the door Mrs. combinado Hamza, the Allahu anhu says so what if it is, so what if it is almost open the door if he has come with good intentions well and good we will welcome him. If he has come
with bad intentions, we will deal with him. Hands are the one who makes his way by the dough. The dough was opened. Amara de la mano comes in Hamza rhodiola, one who immediately grabs him with another companion and they take him to the professor lollies and
send them looks at the other one who he grabs him and says
oh Santa kata Why have you come here? What do you want? Amaro de la Han, who says home messenger of Allah, I have come here to embrace Islam. I have come here to bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship other than Allah and that you are the Messenger of Allah. And according to that narration, the companions were around the Prophet sallallaahu. At the time, they all cried out in tech beer law.
And according to that narration, the valley is around that area of code with the tech beer because they were also happy with the embracing of Islam in the long run.
The whole purpose of me mentioning this narration is that there are lessons that can be deduced from it. But yet there is an extremely important point that needs to be highlighted now. And now I want you all to listen attentively. Many of us know this narration we know the story, but the issue with the incident is that it is a weak narration. It is a weak narration it has been classified weak by many scholars. For example, remember that heavy audio long line, he says this.
It is a narration that has been rejected completely. It has been rejected completely. So my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, because of the scholars of Hadith classifying this as a weak narration, we should not rely on it extensively, Allahu Allah, Allah knows best if at best, it can be true, it can be true, but because it has been classified as a weak Malaysian, we should leave it at that and not quote it too much. But on the other hand, there is another incident that took place and this incident is also in regard to the Islamic Ummah de la one. And this incident has been narrated by Omar the Allahu anhu himself.
And according to the scholars of Hadith, this incident is a lot more stronger than the one that I just mentioned. The other one who stays during the days of January, he had the habit. In the evenings, perhaps late evenings he would go and hang out with his friends and they would consume intoxicants. One evening he makes his way to the usual tavern, if you will, or wherever they hang out to consume intoxicants. And he finds out that his friends had not made it this time. And also he finds out that there weren't any intoxicants available for consumption. So he thinks for a while, and he decides, you know what, I'm not going to be consuming intoxicants today or tonight. The
incident goes along the lines of these words, let me go buy the Kava and maybe circumambulate the car by perform tawaf for a while was this good intention in his heart. But then again, as you all know, they had at that time many idols within the caravan they were associating partners unto Allah subhana wa jal.
He makes his way towards the Kaaba, and the what happens as he makes his way towards the Kaaba. There wasn't anybody by the Kaaba, but he notices the silhouette of an individual by the Kaaba, and this person was praying.
And as he now approaches the Kaaba, he realizes that the individual who was standing in prayer was none other than Mohammed Salam. aleikum.
It was dark. It was late in the evening night, if you will, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was in Salah, opposite the camera, Amaro the other one who, he hears the recitation of the prophets of Allah Islam from afar. And he things you know what? Let me seize this opportunity. And let me make my way as close as possible to this man. And let me try to listen to what he is reading what he is reading, and he was very inquisitive, because the other leaders of the Arabs, they usually whenever someone used to come into the lands of Arabia, they would say, Don't listen to this man. Don't listen to Mohammed, if you can block your ears, don't listen to his words. He is a magician. If you
listen to him, he will convince you he will change you, he will convert you he'll do this he'll do that. So there were a lot of rumors around the recitation of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and the loved one was very curious. He wanted to listen to the recitation of the Quran by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam himself. So you know what he did. He went to another corner of the cabin, he made his way under the kiswa of the cabin, you know, that the covering outside the cabin, he went behind it. And now he inches his way towards the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Slowly, slowly, slowly, in the darkness of the night, he makes his way right in front of the Prophet sallallahu
sallam, and he states. I made my way right in front of Mohammed. And the only thing that was between me and Mohammed was the covering of the Kaaba. He was right in front of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. At the minute he made it there
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam starts to read Surah
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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. It was the decree of Allah that He should read such a powerful
and just imagine at times when we listen to a beautiful recitation of the Quran by an Imam if you will. Our hearts you know so and so enthralling. We are absorbed we are in all the Look who is reading the Quran, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
was transfixed where he was, was transfixed. He rates there throughout. The supervisor family very personal finishes the recitation of the Quran, he concludes with his salah and he starts to depart away from the Kaaba Amaro de la one rushes behind the prophets of Allah highly ready we said. Also the lies that along with la vida, Selim senses the presence of someone behind him, he turns and it is Amaro de la Juan.
Sato Yama, what is it? What is it what has brought you here? And then amado de la mano immediately says Yasuda la messenger of Allah, I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship other than a lion that you are the Messenger of Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taps the chest of Amato the long line and he makes to have a home of your mama and he makes to Allah filled the heart of oma cleanse the heart of Omar from all negative things and fill the heart of Omar with all good things, positive qualities with goodness and he makes the Alfa Omar rhodiola one for the long run you to be steadfast upon the deen of Allah to be steadfast upon the straight path he makes
the alpha Amato the alumni, but he respected elders and brothers in Islam. Like I mentioned, this incident is a lot more stronger in terms of authenticity than the incident that I mentioned before this so it's better that we accorded the scholars of Hadith that we rely upon this particular narration than the one that I mentioned at the beginning while lohana Allah knows best. Now in terms of the point that I want to highlight by mentioning all of these incidents is my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, we are headed towards the month of the Koran, which is also known as the month of change. So let us use the Koran. It has used the month of Ramadan to mend our ways and
to change ourselves. remember Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful.
Whenever you take the Quran, you start reading the Quran by saying Bismillah Ar Rahman, Rafi, In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful In the name of Allah
Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful, he is so merciful. He is just waiting for us to take the initiative and to turn to him. No sooner you turn to Allah His dose of Toba his dose of forgiveness a wide open and he will most definitely most definitely forgive you of your sense. Every time we open up the floor and more or less we come across this worse in
indeed a lot is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. And during the month of Ramadan, the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala is intensified. Allah is waiting for his slaves. He is pleased with his slaves who are abstaining from food and water for none other than him. He's pleased and he's waiting for us to turn to Him does use the nights of Ramadan does use the days of Ramadan to rectify our ways to mend our ways to enhance our relationship with the Quran to enhance our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala to build a strong relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala where we make it on time to the masjid where we indulge ourselves in a lot more good deeds.
Like say for example charity, where we dish out charity during the month of Ramadan, Masha Allah We live in a time and an era. But there are many, many avenues for us to involve involve ourselves in charity. There are many massages being built in our country, many massage, there are many other charitable projects that we can get ourselves involved in. At the end of the day. Maybe you don't have the means to build an entire Masjid. Look at the rewards.
report we have said the member Allahu beighton mumble Allah He Bateson, the one who builds for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala a house. Allah azzawajal builds a house for him in general, a lot of balance for you in general, maybe you don't have the means maybe you don't have the wealth to build an entire Masjid. But if you can help in some way by contributing in whatever way possible, Allah subhanho wa Taala assures you that he will build a house for you in general, a palace for you in general amazing mind blowing. At the end of the day in this world. We are all looking to secure our own houses, our own plots of land What about Jenna that's the night that we are going to live
forever and ever for eternity here Mashallah. We think we want a house in Colombo seven we want a house in Colombo, Sri Bala Today we'll be looking at all the 20 purchase 30 purchase we want a two story house maybe I want to elevate inside my house. I want to do this I want to do that. What about Jenna, this worldly life 60 to 70 years law was the process analysis. If you were 30 years now you've got about 30 to 40 years that is if you live until 60 or 70 and that is a very rare occurrence these days along. We have no guarantee whatsoever. So let us try to do our level best to secure amazing lives for ourselves in the next world. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all to do
so. May Allah azza wa jal bless us all to attain this month of Ramadan. This is a to either the self our self in the soil or pious predecessors used to always make unto Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah help us to attain the month of Ramadan May Allah give us long lines to attain the month of Ramadan. May Allah individual forgive us of our sins. May he accept our good deeds and just as how unite was he in this beautiful message it may unite us in the gardens of gender with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I mean we're further away in hamdulillah Hello Beloved