Dhul Hijjah – A Season of Goodness
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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Virtual Friday Sermon
salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato
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will be begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala. We ask him the almighty the Lord of all wells, the Exalted to send his choices of blessings and salutations upon the final messenger, our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam, his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of karma.
My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, I start off by praying that Allah Subhana Allah blesses each and every one of you that Allah azza wa jal accepts this digital gathering of hours, where he has blessed us to tune in from different parts of the world. Yes, we are amidst chaos. We are amidst turbulence in some parts of the world, including mine, the masajid are still closed. And, you know, we we sincerely pray at this juncture that Allah subhanho wa Taala eases our affairs and that he takes us back to normalcy soon. I mean, we are hearing we're reading
about new variants of the virus spreading in different parts of the world. We pray that Allah, you know, brings about a complete cure a complete healing and takes us all back to normalcy soon I mean
so if your part of the world is in lockdown or if there are travel restrictions being, you know, imposed, if they are in place, then do stay safe and you know,
stay at home, most of us are still working from home, stay at home as much as possible. And inshallah Let's hope that we can benefit through reminders of this nature. Now, having said all of that, to you know, switch the switch of optimism and positivity. When when you look around you see that Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us with seasons, seasons of goodness, seasons of opportunity, and season after season he blesses us subhanho wa Taala season after season so we're basically moving from one season of goodness to another season of goodness from one season of opportunity to another season of opportunity. So Allah azza wa jal, he blessed us all with the month
of Ramadan and he blessed us to experience the month of Ramadan to witness the month of Ramadan and we sincerely pray that Eliza Virgil blesses us with good health and productive long lives to attain many more Ramadan in the future. I mean,
so Ramadan visited as a beautiful and blessed guest and Ramadan has passed. Now we are headed towards another season
within the month of April hedger with just a few days away from the month of the hedger and this particular month, the season of the hijab, it is a beautiful season of opportunity, a beautiful season of goodness. Allah subhanho wa Taala he has taken he has taken an oath on the season.
On the on the special days captured within this season, known as the 10 days of the hijjah Allah subhanho wa Taala he says in the Noble Quran in surah fetcher well, while I yeah Lina Asha. So Allah azza wa jal he,
he promises he takes an oath upon the 10 nights of the hedger, even adverse rhodiola one, he makes Tafseer of this idea and it is in the tafsir of Hema matabele Rahim Allah, that indeed the 10 nights by which Allah subhanho wa Taala swore an oath are the first 10 nights of Bill hijjah. So while I earlene, Ash, those 10 nights that Allah subhanho wa Taala is taking an oath as I best serve your loved one who is a country. They are the 10 Knights of the hijab, and my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, it's important to highlight and note that when Allah azza wa jal takes an oath when Allah subhanho wa Taala promises upon something, it is to attach a lot of significance and a lot of
importance, a lot of virtue to that matter to that thing. So Allah azza wa jal taking an oath upon these 10 days that we are headed towards signifies the importance of these 10 days, the importance of the season that he is blessing us with.
It's an indication that we have to strive to make the most out of these 10 nights of the hijama Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all to do so.
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so Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions the 10 days of elijah in circle hedge and then in sort of tillbaka Allah says what guru la huffy a yummy Mar do that to a young man lumad a young ma do that in reference to their 10 days of the hijab. Yeah maluma A Yama do that again even Ibis rhodiola one making the seed of these it says I am my Luma are the 10 days of the hijab from day one to day 10 so day 10 is the day of eighth reading
and then a jamoma I do that but kulula have a yummy ma do that in Surah Baqarah even Ambassador the Allahu he says that the I Am I do that I am with the Shrek the 11th 12th and 13th of the hijab. So 10th is the day of eighth, ninth is the day of alpha 10th is the day of read the 11th 12th and 13th are a yarmulke shriek so this is what is captured in this is we're talking about the 10 days of the hedger and the
And the three days of a Yamato Shrek
now we have many narrations, many brothers and sisters in Islam that talks about the virtue of these days. And the whole point of discussing all of this is in a move to, you know, help us prepare. Because see with the month of Ramadan, you're supposed to prepare for the month of Ramadan prior to the month of Ramadan coming about emotionally, spiritually physically, you prepare yourself to make the most out of the month of Ramadan. Similarly, now that you have the 10 days of the hedger approaching, you prepare yourself emotionally, spiritually and physically to make the most out of these 10 days of the hedger. So yes, we are a few days away from the 10 days of their hedger in a
move to prepare ourselves in a move to educate ourselves. That's why we're discussing all of this we're looking at the guidelines that have been established by the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam to help us prepare for these special 10 days.
So even I basadi Allah one, he is reported to have said that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam said
that no good deeds are better than the good deeds that are done during the 10 days of the hedger. No good deeds are better than the deeds that are done during the 10 days of the hedger. So look at this hadith many brothers and sisters in Islam and if you were to pause, and observe carefully, even a Hazara last Kalani Rahim, Allah He says that during these 10 days of the hedger Jimmy, Omaha to a Bada, that the most important acts of worship have all been combined during these 10 days of the hedger unlike any other period during the year, you have these very important these integral acts of worship that have been incorporated during these 10 days of the hedger. What are these acts of
worship? You have Salah you have siyam so you have prayer, you have fasting, you have Hajj and you have sadaqa. These integral acts of worship have all been incorporated within the 10 days of the hijab. You see what's interesting is that you see even during the month of Ramadan, you have Salah, you have fasting, and you have sadaqa taking place, but there is no way to integrate Hajj during the month of Ramadan. Why because Hajj is specific to the season of Hajj, but these 10 days of the hedger incorporate and include Hajj in them as well. And that's why these days are so powerful. You have all these powerful deeds taking place during these 10 days of the hijjah. You have Salah
obviously because you're you you don't I mean throughout the year it is a season of Salah, no doubt about that. Say I'm fasting it varies right so but then then during these 10 days you will see that it is highly recommended it is from the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam to fast during the 10 days of the hijjah. There are guidelines with regards to fasting like for example, you can't fast on the 10th day of the ledger. So we're talking about from day one to day nine, it is recommended to fast and at the very least you're supposed to fast on the day of alpha, if you are so we'll talk about it in detail inshallah as we get into the part about fasting. Now with regards to
Salah, we know how important Salah is it is this divine link that is established between us and Allah subhanho wa Taala and my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, it is something that we have to constantly keep working on in terms of our who sure in terms of our whole door in terms of our concentration in terms of our discipline, our focus our levels of spirituality, the inner dimensions of Salah This is something that will constantly keep working on your own. So during these 10 days it's a beautiful season to seize this opportunity to work on our Salah to ensure that we prayed on time to try and offer it in congregation if if in your areas if the you know massage it allows you
to do so I mean if if the situation is not too bad, but otherwise even with your family members you can look at offering the Salah in congregation right so because there's more virtue attached to Salah in congregation. Having said that, you have fasting so with regards to fasting Now interestingly, we have
one narration from Allah the eyeshadow the Allah one however she is reported to have said that
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam she basically says model eight Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw him and Phil actually caught. She says I've never seen the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam fasting during the
10 days of the hijab. And along with that, we have other Hadeeth. Now for example, the one that I mentioned is in the book of a Muslim Rahim Allah. Allah one has Hadith. And then you have other authentic hadith in the book of Allah Buddha with Rahim Allah, some of the wives of the Prophet Allah. Listen
I'm about to have said that he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would fast the first nine days of the hijab, he would fast the day of Ashura, and he would also fast three days of every month. So now based on this Hadith, and the earlier one, you might think and some of you might have you ever come across these narrations and a question could arise as to whether there is a contradiction between these two ahaadeeth. And how are we to reconcile these two a hadith on one hand, you have eyeshadow, the loved one has saying that she never saw the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam fasting during the 10 days of the hijab. Along with that you have the other wives of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
saying that he would fast the first nine days of the hijab. Now You See, the thing is, the scholars of Hadith and the scholars of school they go on to commend. For example, the mama nawawi Rahim Allah He says,
that I share with your loved one how not seeing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam fast during these days, that does not necessitate that he never fasted them at all. So basically, this illustrates the beauty and the flexibility of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam always striving to strike a balance from this one way to reconcile these Heidi these two narrations is that it is it is a recommended Suna and there is no harm in not fasting some of the days. So perhaps the days that I share the Allah one has encountered the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam those were days in between where she did not see the Prophet sallallahu Sallam fasting, whilst the
other wives encountered the Prophet sallallahu Sallam during these 10 days, the first nine days where he was fasting and so they arrived at the conclusion that he was fasting and generally we have a principle that we follow that almost a bit more Adam Ireland nafi for those of you who are familiar with this principle, let me explain very quickly that the affirming statement is generally given more priority given more preference over that negating statement because the the the the academics behind it or the reasoning behind it is that the one who is affirming generally has more knowledge in regards to that matter, okay, that particular matter than the one negating it. So
therefore, the the affirming statement is given more priority when you have two statements, the one that is affirming is generally given more priority or given more preference over the negating statement. So in this we have two narrations where one narration affirms the practice of the Prophet was the other negates it so at this juncture, we would give priority to the one affirming the practice of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and along with that, a very beautiful way to reconcile is that it is permissible, it is flexible, where you you know, if you wish to leave some of the days of the fasting, you may do so and you may fast some of the days you know, and involve yourself I mean,
the days that you are not fasting you can involve yourself in other acts of worship, like reading of the Quran, like remembering Allah subhanho, wa Taala and sadaqa and so on and so forth. So, now with regards to the day of our fact,
that here we have many narrations where the Prophet sallallahu Sallam for example, the Hadith is in Muslim, a man comes to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and he says they are a sort of law. What is your view about fasting on the day of arafa the Prophet sallallahu Sallam his report tribe said I consider it with regards to Allah that it expiate the sins of the previous and the upcoming years. Subhana Allah, do we not need this many brothers and sisters in Islam, we are perpetual sinners, we constantly keep making mistakes. So by by fasting on this powerful day, many brothers and sisters in Islam
what happens is we secure the forgiveness of Allah azza wa jal in another Hadith, the Messenger of Allah said I listen to his report, perhaps a jab or the Allah one who he makes mentioned. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam is reputed to have said, No bet no day is better to Allah than the day of alpha. This is the ninth of the ledger. Allah descends to the lowest heaven and he boasts to the inhabitants of the heavens about the inhabitants of the earth, saying, Look at my servants, they have appeared disheveled and and dusty. They came from every mountain pass, hoping for my mercy. They do not see my punishment yet they do not see that on the day on do not see that on no day are
more saved from the Hellfire than the day of arafah. So the day of arafah many are saved from the fire of jahannam and Allah azza wa jal boasts about the pilgrims gathered on the day of RFI, it's an extremely powerful date. as per this Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he tells us a lot comes to the lowest Allah descends to the lowest heaven and he boasts about the pilgrims on the day of arafah. So on the ninth of the head, geomedia brothers and sisters in Islam, it is a day where we are supposed to be in worship remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala and doing as many many good
dedes as as possible, we sincerely pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala helps us all to do so. I mean, so now along with that you have Sadiq Khan, I was just talking we spoke about Salah, we spoke about fasting, okay, and then you have Hajj, obviously, you know, for those
who are on Hajj, you know of the virtues of hedge. But this time due to the fact that we are in the midst of so much of chaos due to the pandemic, there have been very tight restrictions, very tight regulations that have been brought into place, we once again pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala eases things for us and that he invites us back to his beautiful house soon. I mean, so I mean, the discussion for Hajj perhaps another day in sha Allah. Now moving on to South Africa, these 10 days, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, we have to try and involve ourselves in as much sadaqa as possible and their need is immense. Due to the chaos due to the pandemic, there are so many people,
so many vulnerable individuals, vulnerable families, living you know, bordering Subhanallah on poverty and they're, you know, they're in this very difficult and desperate situation. So it is a time if Allah Subhana Allah has blessed you, you must fulfill your responsibility of that blessing by helping those in need. So throughout the 10 days of del hijjah, you must strive to do as much sadaqa as interest strive to do as many good deeds as possible strive to give out as much sadhaka as possible. And along with that, you have a very important act of charity that is highlighted during these 10 days of the hedger and that is the the sooner of all the hey, yeah. Now hold here My dear
brothers and sisters in Islam is one of the great rituals of our Deen. It is from the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa early he was lm it is from the Sunnah of the Great Prophet Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam Alaikum wa jal mentions in the Koran facade Lily Arabica 100 there is a talk about all the here and this particular act of worship media brothers and sisters in Islam.
There is a difference of opinion amidst the scholars where some scholars deem it to be obligatory upon the one who is able to give it out and the others deem it to be an emphasized Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam to give out old hair, so old here can be given in the so there are there are there are scholars who would opine that the best form of code here is to sacrifice a camel, then there are those who would say after the camel than it is cattle, so it's
first camels then cattle, then sheep or you know goats. So, you have this order of preference. So, you know, it depends on where you live and what you can give. So, if you are in a position to give out a camel, then that would be the best form of code here to give out a camel. If not, you may give it in the form of cattle, otherwise, you may give it in the form of sheep or goats along with that a camel or a or cattle can be, you know, shared across seven people because we have a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that says that you know, a camel or a cow can be shared across seven individuals and 1/7 of it can be given by the person who is supposed to give out. So, ideally,
now, this is the thing just because this permission is in place, we should not fall back on to the bare minimum, you see. So, in terms of an investment in terms of feeding the poor feeding the hungry, in terms of fulfilling this act of worship, if you are able to give out an entire animal then by all means, you must strive to do so, if you can give out to them by all means you must strive to do so, if you can give out three then by all means you must strive to do so, the bare minimum because Think of it this way when it comes to matters of the dunya Do you do we generally settle for the bare minimum? I mean yes, I mean if that's all that you can afford, then by all means
the deen is extremely flexible, you understand? So if that is all that you can afford, then well and good. But do we settle for the bare minimum when it comes to dunya? No, we always strive for the best if you can afford the best you want to afford the best when it comes to dunya there was about an aha but about good days Why are we settling for the bare minimum. So basically what we have to understand is it depends on your capability, if it is the bare minimum that you can afford, then that is something that you fall back on to but otherwise you must strive to give out that which is the best for the sake of Allah for the for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So like we were
saying there are some scholars like for example, if I'm not mistaken one opinion from Mr. Mohammed Rahim Allah and certain other scholars as well that it is oblique
Get Free whilst Mr. Michel ferry and other scholars considered Mr. Michel ferry and Mr. Malik are Himalayan is also one opinion from the School of Mr. Mohammed Rahim Allah that confirm it to be a pseudonym aka which is an emphasized Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So the majority, you know, look at it as being an emphasized Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So in sha Allah in the near future, I hope to perhaps go into more detail and and discuss guidelines pertaining to, like for example, there's a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, where we learned that whoever amongst us wants to offer a sacrifice we should not take anything from from
our hair or our nails from the time the moon inside or from the festival hedger until your sacrifices given you're not supposed to remove any hair or nails. And along with that, there are conditions of both here as well. So, we will discuss all of this in detail on another day. inshallah closer you know, as we progress into the 10 days of the hijab, we'll talk about the virtues as well. So this sermon was basically to give us an understanding to to motivate us with regards to this powerful season that we are headed towards a so many good deeds to be performed during these powerful days in sha Allah so perhaps in the upcoming sermons, we'll try to go into more detail into
each of these aspects be in a light Allah. Along with that I'd like to you know, share with our brothers and sisters as well that you know, we're here there are many people in my part of the world who are in hunger in difficulty and we would love to help them you know, feed them so shout out if you'd like to join hands with us.
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this our special hour if you coincide, so we really don't know when this hour takes place. So throughout the day, try to make as much as possible, along with that send as many blessings and salutations upon the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because there's so much of virtue attached to Fridays we pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala just is how he united us across these platforms across Facebook, across YouTube and perhaps other platforms may unite us in the beautiful and lofty gardens of Chennai in the presence of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam. I mean, I mean when I heard the Hawaii and in hamdu Lillahi Rabbil
aalameen just Akuma Hara was Salam. Wa Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh