Friday Action Item List
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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A Jumuah sermon delivered by Sheikh Muiz Bukhary on the 02nd of October, 2015 at the West London Cultural Centre, London, United Kingdom.
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We begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala who is no doubt our Creator sustainer nourish, protect and cure. We asked him jello as to shower his choices of blessings and salutations upon 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
our slaves of Allah or children of Adam, 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 subhanho wa Taala 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 stood behind who is Allah make us from the victorious and successful ones, I mean.
And secondly, I would like to remind myself and then all of you all to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for the numerous bounties and favors he has conferred upon us. If we were to try and enumerate these blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We would fail miserably as he rightfully states in the noble for an why.
But if you were to try and list the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala, you would fail. In other words, if you were to try and encompass all of the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala, we would fail miserably. The blessings of Allah azza wa jal are so numerous in number and from these blessings is the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala has not created all of time equal, he has not created all of time equal. In the sense if we were to talk about months, Allah subhana wa gyla he has blessed us with the month of Ramadan, with the best of months, in terms of days in general, the days that we just crossed by the last 10 the first 10 days of the ledger, they are the best of days
in general. And then we when we talk about a specific day, it is yomo. Juma, the best of days in in when we talk about in a specific sense is yomo. Juma, according to the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Pharaoh yom into it he shall
be Holika Adam, gentle fee aka German hockomock Allah Allahu salatu salam.
The best of days upon which the sun has risen is Friday, for it was on a Friday that our father Adam alayhis salaam Salaam was created. It was on a Friday that Adam alayhis salaam was admitted entry into agenda. And it was on a Friday that he was taken out of Jenna, and many brothers and sisters in Islam. It will be on a Friday that the day of karma will also take place, a very powerful day and a blessed day. It is known as an IED for us Muslims according to the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it is such a beautiful day and it is that day that you and I we are seated in. So inshallah Allah the few minutes that I have with you all because after all time is of the essence. I
would like to share a Friday action item list with you on an action item list. So these are items that we can try to do on this Friday as well as the Fridays to come May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all and open the doors of understanding for all of us, I mean, so we start off with the solid ledger on Friday with the call for salata fetcher. We are then for salata fetcher.
According to a particular Heidi Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his report have said, and the narration goes along the lines of these words, if only individuals do have the reward for an NIDA as well as software a well they would start competing with one another. What is and neither and neither is the call the event if they only knew
The reward that is installed for them for men and software out well the first row in Salah they would compete with one another. You see a Mr. Sahaba gone like that. I mean, there was always this a healthy competition, not a competition to gain materialistic assets like how we strive today may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. It's not about you know, I'm driving a five CDs and you're driving a Mercedes. It's not that kind of a competition, but instead the Sahaba they were competing with one another in terms of good deeds in terms of good deeds. They always had this competition I'm sure you must have come across stories between the two great Sahaba or the Allahumma Omar and Abu
Bakr, radi Allahu Allah, the two greatest of companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they always had this healthy competition, where they used to compete with one another in terms of doing good deeds. This was the Sahaba with one light Island.
So according to that particular Hadees Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam his report to have said that about the event. In another narration, there was a Sahabi by the name of Busan de la Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam instructed this particular so happy because he was a shepherd who used to take his animals and go far out into the desert to allow his animals to graze Rasul Allah is Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam instructed and taught this hobby, whenever the time for Salah comes about whenever the time for Salah comes about, call out the Asan and then pray. He is all alone in the midst of a barren desert. So you might wonder, what's the point of calling out the
event? What's the point of calling out the event? he's not he's not I mean, after all, what's the purpose behind the advantage to it is to notify people to inform people that the time of Salah has come about. So it's just him all alone in the middle of the desert. So what's the purpose behind him having to call out the event. So scholars who write the Shu ha documentary in the in regard to that particular Heidi they state that one of the reasons behind Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam instructing this particular Sahabi as such is because everything around you in terms of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala, will bear witness to that great testimony of faith of yours on the day
Just imagine in the middle of the desert, you're crying out
in the middle of the desert, you're crying out that allies the greatest and then you're crying out to Allah you know, in the law, every cactus every animal, every atom, every molecule will bear witness to that
one particular ratio so as I said a lot while a reporter had said that the individual who calls out the as an for as far as his voice, as far as far as the sound of his and travels the event, his sins are forgiven, but Allah subhanho wa Taala on the day of the AMA demo SV known, we should envy them today at times, you know, we tend to look down upon them, but on the day of the AMA, they will be the ones with the longest of necks in the sense they're not going to become like giraffes don't think of the Hadith as such. But instead they will be individuals who will be honored by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And scholars of Hadith they mentioned that they will be individuals who will
never feel thirst on that day, they will be individuals who will be able to hold their heads high up on that day. This is the interpretation of the Hadith of the prophets that Allahu Allahu Allah said, there are so many rewards written for them to be known. So the day Friday starts off with the call for Salatu fetcher. And we're supposed to rush because this must have been, he is uttering a declaration of faith is saying hi Allah Salah come to Sala Highland fella come to success woman as a new covenant women die in Allah Who better than individual than the individual calling to Allah subhanho wa Taala What better speech Can you find then the one who is calling towards Allah subhanho
wa Taala so it is upon us to listen to the call and make us make our way to the masjid and then when you come for Salah autophagy it is from the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam that the individual who is conducting certain fudger ie the mom, he should try to lengthen Salatu fudger by perhaps reading
this is from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and then we move on. We have Salatu Juma because you look at the Juma hours Allah subhanho wa Taala say, yeah,
Allah subhanaw taala says levena amen Oh, you will believe it no de la sala de Minami Juma when you are called for Salah on Friday, first out in the cleaner then rush rush to the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala when
We'll be here and leave business leave your transactions leave whatever is keeping you busy in terms of dunya and head to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is in specific talking about Salatu Juma, but it's generally applicable for all five Salawat on Friday, in general, you're supposed to make it to the masjid throughout the week, but Friday has its special qualities and virtues attached to it. So you should try and you know, make time to make it to the masjid starting off as well as on Friday and then heading to the masjid early for Salatu Juma after taking a bath. In terms of taking a bath on Fridays, the scholars have differed in this regard, there are scholars who say that it is
obligatory it is mandatory to take a bath before you head for salata Juma and then there are others who say that it is an emphasize Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam because there is one particular narration of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was reporter have said that taking a bath was a boon Allah Kula must tell him that it is obligatory upon every single adult who has come of age, males who have come of age to take a bath, it is obligatory. So based on this particular report, there are scholars who deem it as obligatory and there are scholars who deem it as an emphasize sooner, in the sense as if you have an excuse, say perhaps you're not feeling well,
or something of that sort, then you are excused but in general, you need to take a bath and head to the masjid. And as Muslims as followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was supposed to make it for salado Juma, really, because look at this particular Hadith, a beautiful Hadith the Prophet of Allah said, he is reputed to have said that the individual who takes a bath, the narration goes along the lines of these words, the individual who takes a bath, and then heads to the masjid early, he has to domestic early and if possible, he walks, he walks for every step of his, he gets the reward equivalent of fasting one whole year, and standing up in worship for one whole year. Just
imagine how generous our maker is. Allahu Akbar. But we sadly we tend to remain oblivious of all these amazing rewards. So even if we have a vehicle, perhaps we're living far away from domestic, we can park a bit away and then walk to the Masters for every step one whole year, rewarded fasting for one whole year and standing up in worship for one whole year. Just amazing. And then there is another narration of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who is supposed to have said that the time
in the sense before Serato Juma is divided into five portions, and he said, Allahu Allahu Allah Islam, that particular Hadith, he highlights for each portion the reward, the individual who makes it during the first portion, I'll explain the Hadith, the individual who makes it during the first portion, he gets besotted oola, he gets the reward equivalent of sacrificing a common, a common burden a common, the individual who makes it in the second portion during the second hour, he gets the reward equivalent of giving out a cow abakada. The individual who makes it during the third portion, he gets the reward equivalent of giving out a sheep or a goat, the individual who makes it
do the fourth portion, he gets the reward equivalent of giving out a chicken and individual who makes it during the fifth portion. Oh, how unfortunate is that individual. He gets the reward equivalent of giving out an egg. It's basically zero and nk.
And after that, what happens the minute the Hatim the path that the man climbs on top of the pulpit. The angels who make note who registered the names of the individuals coming in for salado Juma, they close their registers and they come in to listen to the
show. How do you determine the timings there's a difference of opinion amongst the scholars. I'll give you both opinions. Scholars like Imam Shafi, rahima, hula and others deem that the time begins right after serrato.
Very challenging, right after Serato. So basically after salado fetcher until the time the Imam climbs on top of the pulpit, the duration say if you've got five hours, save you about five hours a sunrise is at what at seven o'clock, and until 12 o'clock, you have to divide that time into five portions. And it starts off right after fudger. If you want to get the reward equivalent of giving out a camera, you need to make it right after Philadelphia.
But then there's another opinion and I feel that that opinion is more favorable and more easy to act upon. And that is the opinion of Mr. Mallika himolla. He states that the time begins after the wall in the sense after the sun hits the Senate. So that's basically around 12 o'clock. So right after 12 o'clock, the time begins. This is the countdown It's a race. It's a race My dear brothers and sisters in Islam every single day you get up in the morning it's a race On your marks Get set, go wasabia kona Varun, it is a race we need to strive to do as many good deeds as possible. Because remember the only size of regret of the dwellers of Jenna because none of us insha Allah May Allah
subhanho wa Taala open the doors of gender for all of us. I mean, in general, we're not going to have any regret whatsoever The only size of regret that the dwellers of gender will have
Is that Oh, I should have said one most of the handlebar. I should have said one more Alhamdulillah I should have said one more Lahore. I should have said one more La ilaha illallah wa de la sharika mukalla Al Hamdulillah condition Katya for every Subhana Allah I would have said a tree would have been planted in my orchards because remember, the land of gender is fertile, but empty you need to do the planting now and you will harvest later the lands of Jenna are fertile, but you need to do the planting from here and then you will have a stingy inshallah Tada.
So my Malika Hema hula, he states that the time begins right after a while, right after the sun hits the Senate, and then you divide it by five portions until the time so basically from 12 to the time the Imam climbs on top of the pulpit, so it's easy, it's easy for us to act upon it. So you divide it into five portions, you make it in the first portion, you get the reward equivalent to giving out a camera who can do this. You must strive just to come a little bit early to the masjid and we grab hold of all of these rewards. You're acting upon the opinion of Mr. Mallika himolla well and good
and you get the reward equivalent to giving out a comment Allahu Akbar. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all to act upon the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So I have another few action items inshallah Allah will discuss that in the second kotoba akuto. He had our stuff for the lalibela Kumari Seidel Muslim in Temecula, them, first of Pharaoh in OTA Elijah worden carry, carry mmamoloko for Hinch.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa sallam Allah Ashraf al anbiya you will mousseline maybe you know Habib in our karate ioannina Mohammed bin Abdullah Allahu Allah Allah He was happy of Allah to Adam with the slim my bad for tapa, La Habana de la haka taco was MC Kunal Islam we will deal with many brothers and sisters in Islam, Fear Allah subhanho wa Taala wherever you are, and remember him so behind that what Allah This is the next action item is the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We are supposed to remember Allah azza wa jal as much as possible, especially during Friday's because the rewards are multiplied by Allah subhanho wa Taala
multiply. And you know, Allah azza wa jal is so generous, that just by saying La ilaha illallah wa de la sharika lahu mukalla hamdu avala Galician Kadir, you stand a chance to acquire so many rewards. You get the rewards, for example of emancipating 10 slaves freeing 10 slaves even though slavery is not applicable now you get the rewards equivalent to that 100 good deeds are written in your account 100 evil deeds are erased from your account. Allahu Akbar. So easy just to say la ilaha illallah wa de la sharika lah Hola Hola, homolka Alhamdulilah foolishly encoded 100 times how long is it going to take for supposed to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when we talk about Vicar,
the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala it's not just sitting down in a corner and repeating a scar. That's not only the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the sense wherever we are, be it in public or in private, whether we are at home or in a foreign land, whether we are meet friends or strangers we always remember Allah subhanho wa Taala that is basically the definition of taqwa to be conscious of Allah subhana wa Tada. You can define taqwa as the fear of Allah or as the consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But as certain scholars put it, it's best to state that it's the marriage of the two fear and the consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala coupled together,
because fear is an attribute that is not present with an individual 24 seven fear is an attribute that is not present within an individual 24 seven, say for example, I'm sure most of us all of us here. We are petrified of lions, or these clippies literary serpents. If a lion were to come rampaging inside the masjid, we would all run out of the message because that attribute of fear is present within us. But that does not mean that every single day when we wake up in the morning, we wake up and we look at the look in the mirror, we say, Oh, I'm petrified of lions and petrified of lions, it does not keep on coming up. It only manifests when we see the object of fear, but that
cannot be the case with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So for that we say the consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala is something that can be present within an individual 24 seven, and that is the power, we need to be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala 24 seven wherever we are. We need to remember him, be conscious of him adhere to what he has commanded us to do, and stay away from what he has prohibited us. This is the definition of dukkha once a Sahabi asked another Sahabi rhodiola. One to define taqwa, if I'm not mistaken, was Abu huraira. The one who was asked. Yeah, but Herrera define taqwa for me. He asks the individual Have you ever walked down a Tony path? This individual
replied in the affirmative. Yes, I have. So then he asked him, What did you do as you're walking down the Tony path. He said I gathered my clothing together. I took extreme precaution not to snag my clothing on the thorns and I made my way down the path. Abu huraira the long line he said that is the definition of taqwa. So scholars explained the thorns or the Mahabharat the prohibited
of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The path is the short, transitory life that you NaVi so short so temporary that we cannot even guarantee that we will make it out of the dose of this particular mustard so short, no guarantee whatsoever.
That's the path. And you're supposed to make your way down that path with extreme precaution because the devil is waiting for the opportunity to snag you with those thorns with the prohibitions of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the minute you spot a prohibition, stay away from it. What does Allah say in the Noble Quran in terms of Xena, while Xena
Allah says Allah Takara bozena don't even think of getting close to Xena he has the Virgil did not say don't commit Zina. Instead, he says, Don't even think of getting close to Xena. So if you know that this particular event, this particular party, this particular function might lead to me falling into the pit of Xena you're supposed to stay away, stay away from it. Whatever leads to Xena if you feel that if I am on social media, you can't ask a scholar for a direct photo in terms of social media. It's like it's a tool. There's like a knife. You can use it for good purposes and bad purposes. But you as an individual, if you fear that if I am on social media, I might be drawn
towards sin, the devil might push me into the pit of Xena then it is haram upon you, then it is better for you to stay away from that. If you fear that you're going to fall into the pit of sin. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us all. So many brothers and sisters in Islam because remember Allah subhanho wa Taala excessively and from the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala on Fridays is to read surah to have a controversy with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the individual who read so to recap on Friday, there are many rewards, one of which is a light will start to emit from his feet and shoot up to the heavens. Allahu Akbar. That's one narration in another narration,
a light will shoot from where he is, until basically it until the Kaaba, the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So basically you are in England, Parsons green, you read so to have a light emits from where you are illuminating the way until the Kaaba, just imagine
another narration the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and remember these are not fairy tales is all a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam in Serato ninja Mama anticolonial However, in who knew what he speaks is divine rebel Roma antifungal, however, he does not speak out of his own desires. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in Hawaii law you have what he speaks is divine revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala. In another narration, he said a long while ago, it was seldom is reported to have said the individual who read surah Toka have from one Friday to another Friday his sins. It's like a light for him from one Friday to another Friday.
Welcome echolalia. So that was around from one Friday to the next Friday. it illuminates him it's a light that protects him Allahu Akbar. So to recap this from the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. And to avail of these rewards these amazing rewards, we can either read so to recap on Friday night, that's basically the eve of Thursday, and until Friday evening, that's until the middle of Friday, you have time to read so to have to avail of these amazing rewards. The next action item is in regard to Saturn is to Java there is a special Listen to me carefully there is a special art during Fridays in which if your do our coincides during that special art that is
answered by Allah subhanho wa Taala amazing.
So now you might ask me, when is it Ah, there are a few narrations and opinions from the scholars. One opinion is that it is the time from when the Imam climbs on top of the puppet until he gets down from the puppet. This is one opinion. The second opinion is when the Imam sits between the two sermons that is the time the few minutes there the final opinion and this is the most favorable of all the opinions of the Romanian Rahim Allah He states that it is this it is the time basically it is the last hour of Friday in the sense according to the lunar calendar, the day ends with mercury. So it is just one hour before So ultimately, it is almost one to one and a half hours before so not
only Mercury, but how many of us we are all busy, busy doing what running behind this linear hankering behind our materialistic assets that we fail to make to our to Allah subhanho wa Taala you and I we all have needs we all have requirements and we all have so much to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala let us seize this opportunity sir to st Java. If your do our coincides with that Ah, don't forget about you today, just one to one and a half hours before salado mulgrave Raise your hands and beseech unto Allah subhanho wa Taala cry unto Allah subhanho wa Taala if you do our coincides with that special honor that is answered by Allah Subhana Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all to attain
that. I mean,
and finally my dear brothers and sisters in Islam on Fridays, don't forget to send excessive blessings and salutations upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi
And USA has Allah subhanho wa Taala he states in the novel called iron in Allah how Amala equateur who you saw Luna Island Nabhi? Yeah, you have leadin amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam with us Lima. And with that I end the sermon Allahumma salli wa sallim ala Sayidina willing overlap