Friday the 13th
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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A Jumuah sermon delivered on the 13th of November, 2015 at Masjid-Ul-Hasan, Lower Bagatelle Road, Colombo 03 in Sri Lanka.
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa sallam Allah Shafi Gambia even more serene Nabina
Muhammad Abdullah Island, Allah, he was happy to attend with this name and that
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praising Allah subhanho wa Taala who is no doubt our Creator sustainer nareesha protect and cure, we asked him subhana wa Ireland to shower his choices of blessings and salutations upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa ala He will send them his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his bath with utmost sincerity until the day of
my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, first and foremost I advise myself admonish myself and then all of you all person here to adopt a life of taqwa. And that is to fear Allah subhanho wa Taala and to be conscious of him Isaiah gel 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 make me eisah which will make us from the victorious and successful ones. I mean,
inshallah Allah The topic for today's kotoba is frigate escape phobia?
I know most of you must have been like, what did he just say? So let me repeat it again. preguntas Qaeda phobia. As for those who are familiar with the term well and good, but perhaps for those who aren't, let me define it. frigate escape like a phobia is a phobia of fear and irrational fear of Friday the 13th being full of doom and misfortune. So today being Friday the 13th I thought of basing today's kotoba
around what Islam has to say about superstitions about myths about shibboleths otherwise folklore that contained little or no meaning at all, and false beliefs insha Allah Medina
because sadly, today, when you look around even though we live in such a modern era, we see many, many individuals even amounting to the millions who are affected by such irrational beliefs. Experts state that airlines suffer huge losses on Friday the 13th because many people don't even book tickets to fly on Friday, the 13th because they have this irrational fear in regard to Friday being full of doom, misfortune and bad luck. And there are a number of myths and superstitions that people believe and trust me, you all believe that there are many of us, even within our own country who have fallen prey to such beliefs. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. This belief of Friday
the 13th if you read about its history goes back to the 19th century. And there are certain beliefs like for example, the one in Russia, where they believe that if a bird defecates on you,
that brings about good fortune and good luck. So the mo the birds defecate on you, the better it is, so the more the bird poop in the fall on you, you are going to be a blessed for that day. That's what they believe. And then you have the belief that people are petrified of black cats, that if a black cat were to cross your path, bad luck would follow. And then they avoid walking under ladders. They throw swords behind their shoulders to avoid the evil eye. You have something known as touchwood when someone admires something you immediately
Say touchwood, or you knock on wood. Now these beliefs when you study about them, they actually people used to touch wood or knock wood, to call on the spirits, and the ghosts according to their beliefs of the woods and the forest to come and protect them.
And then you have people who believe in the bad luck that follows when an individual breaks a mirror. And then you have individuals who believe in good luck following when you have a horseshoe with you, at the four leaf clover with you, a rabbit's foot with you, you have a number of beliefs, a number of beliefs, and oh, numerology, you believe when I went to the rMv, to register my vehicle, you will believe there was someone who told me there was a Muslim there working, he told me that yes, there are a number of people who actually pay a lot more to get, you know, VIP numbers, that's a different story. But then there are those who also pay to get special numbers in the sense that
total up to a certain figure, because they fear certain numbers, those of you who may be in the vehicle trade would perhaps attest to what I am about to say they fear the number four. In the sense they total up the number. And if it comes to a fault, they don't purchase that vehicle. So even the vehicle traders have no other option. They try to avoid buying vehicles that total up to a four or eight because they find it difficult to resell that vehicle. For eight these are numbers considered, you know numbers they bring about bad luck, number 13. They will never go for number 13 Believe me, you go to the RMB and you ask them you want a VIP number, you ask them 1313 they have it because
nobody goes for it 1313 because it totals up to eight, it totals up to four I mean for four and then 13 full of bad luck, that number is available. I went for 1314. And everybody likes the number because it totals up to nine and they say nine is a very good number one or nine is a good number.
This numerology, it goes back to ancient Egyptian magic, where they used to believe in numbers, you don't find anything of this sort in Islam, anything of this sort.
And that person who works there in that department, he told me that yes, there are individuals from other beliefs who believe in this obviously, but then the Muslims are the ones most affected by this. They are very, very careful in terms of how they purchase their vehicles in terms of the numbers etc. And then when you go around, perhaps looking at houses, there are those who avoid certain numbers there are those who avoid houses that face certain directions because of superstitious beliefs, myths, omens, they believe in all of this May Allah Subhana which Allah protect us all. Let us look at what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had to say in regard to
superstitions in regard to bad omens. We have a lady that has been recorded by Mr. Bukhari and Mr. Muslim rahima Humala
and a zebra Malik rhodiola Juan, and I'm sure all of you are well under 70 Malik. He was a great companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a young companion, who served the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam for almost 10 years wahaca he narrates the Hadith, he stays
seldom is reported to have said la de la vida tiara la de la Tierra del Sol
ala misreport website along the lines of these words, there is no transmission of infectious diseases, contagious diseases, except by the permission and we'll have a loss of Hannah Montana, what are three,
there is no superstitious beliefs. Now to tie your the Arabic term, it stems from the word
where you have played in the sense a bird because those days the Arabs they use to determine their fate determine their future based on how the birds used to fly. Like say for example, if an individual were to perhaps undertake a journey, a business journey, perhaps journey on trade, he would go out and look at how the birds are flying. Perhaps if a bird flew in the right direction, then he would set out he would undertake that journey. If the bed on the other hand flew towards the left, he would not travel on that day to tell you that you should look at the birds and and derive omens from it. So to summarize allamani value slms report we have said there is no superstitious
beliefs in Islam. You don't have bad omens in Islam. You don't have bad omens in Islam, and he said a lot while he was sent a mentor to say well you are Djibouti and and i love i like nobodies you can be translated as optimism because he said Allahu Allah you and you send them my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam was the greatest optimist to ever walk on the face of this earth son who said
I love optimism.
The Sahaba in one IRA and imaginary around the nation at that time they asked me rasulillah
what is could you please define file for us? And he said along while you define it as I'll call him a total diva, a good word. Speak something that is good. When you see someone Oh, you went under the ladder. Now bad luck is going to follow you. Oh, you broke that mirror. Now seven years of bad luck. You do have Friday the 13th don't fly. These are bad words, but instead speak a good word. optimistic words, positive verbs. We have a famous Hades Odyssey, where I'm sure most of you might be able to see his head is good to see is basically the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala narrated to us by a supervisor Allahu alayhi wa sallam, but it is not considered Koran. It is from the Hadith of
the Prophet sallallahu sallam. But there's something that Allah azza wa jal said, he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam makes mention of what Allah subhanho wa Taala said, and are in the Bani Abitibi. I am according to how my slave thinks of me. I am according to how my slave thinks of me. So we,
as a slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala we the faithful followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the followers of the greatest optimist, we need to think good about Allah subhanho wa Taala, positive thoughts about Allah azza wa jal, Allah subhana wa Jalla is the most forgiving, he's the most merciful, we think good thoughts about Allah subhanho wa Taala. There are some of us who have gone into this abyss of despair, this abyss of negativity, where we think, oh, there is no hope for me anymore. I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. Allah subhanho wa Taala is never going to forgive me, my dear brother, that is so blasphemous that statement of yours at the core of yours
that you need to make a separate Toba for that because a lot has the budget in many places. And what does he say in a law office?
And each time you start off reading the Quran, what do you say Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem me him In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful in Allahu Rahim Indeed Allah is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. So it is upon us that we think good about Allah subhanho wa Taala that we think positive thoughts about our maker, so the water Island and then we have another Hadees that has been recorded by Mr. mathema demon Buddha Buddha mahtomedi Rahim Allah where totalizer Allahu Allah is reporter said, a tiara ship,
a tiara to check.
To believe in superstitions to believe in bad omens is blatant ship.
associating partners unto Allah subhanho wa Taala. There are those who had bottles in their houses. And they believe that these bottles Ward away the evil perhaps Ward away all kinds of things. They don't even know what is inside those bottles. They don't. They employ or find someone pay him a sum of money. He comes in and hangs a couple of bottles and they believe in those bottles. La hawla wala quwata illa de la there's no power, no mind except from Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is a bonus believe us to put our belief system proper. We have to go back to the Quran. Go back to the authentic sooner of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and see what your teacher has to say in
this regard. In another narration
from his report website,
and the narration has been recorded by Mama, Mama, the narration goes along the lines of these words, that the individual who believes that theorems or other the individual who believes in a superstitious belief, and perhaps if that stopped him from doing something that individual has committed ship has committed shift, the Sahaba who are around the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. At that time, they asked me
what is the expiation of a Kapha for the individual who perhaps gave into such superstitious thoughts, such bad beliefs or bad omens. He said a long while you sent him then said it is upon that individual to read Allahumma La Jolla in La Jolla. Allahumma. La Jolla. Illa. Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Houma, La Jolla, La Ilaha Illa Illa Have a look at that. Oh Allah there is no good except from you. Although there aren't any bad omens except through your permission or your will wanna have Iraq and there is no deity worthy of worship other than you or Allah, look at the dry savarez and import the Sahaba. And look at this drama, it is basically setting your belief system proper, because the
minute you give into such superstitious beliefs, you are drifting away from the proper belief system. You are drifting away from towhead
This is how serious the matter is today, there are many of us
Believe in all kinds of things. Look at the statements of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam, no superstitious beliefs whatsoever. You don't have to throw salt behind your shoulder, you don't have to touch wood or knock wood. You don't have to look at numbers when you buy vehicles. You don't have to look at numbers when you buy houses or rent houses. There's nothing of that sort in Islam. Islam is so clear. It's such a beautiful religion. We're going back to pagan cultures, pagan cultures, these are all things that are supported by magic and evil beliefs. Like if you read about the belief where they fear the black cat is a superstition. Where in those days, there were old elderly women,
perhaps who are widows, they used to have cats, and because of that black cats were associated to older women, and they were thought of as witches. And therefore they thought the connection between black hats and witches are strong. So therefore, if a black cat crosses your path, oh, and they also used to believe that when a woman an old woman was a widow, when she dies, she basically comes back reincarnation, in the form of a black cat can we believe was ever given to such blasphemous and drastic beliefs, touching good knocking, good to call there spirits of the woods in the forest. And there are those who say, I have my fingers crossed, I have my fingers crossed, or when I say I said,
you know, whatever I said, but my fingers will cross, you know, this belief, it goes back to where they used to cross their fingers, calling upon Jesus to protect them. And they, when they when they were whenever they used to perhaps lie, they used to cross their fingers to indicate that look, this is a white lie, and let Jesus protect me for lying. Can we believe was ever given to such beliefs? We can't. And look the words of the prophets of Allah cinema. So crystal clear, you give into superstitious beliefs you are committing ship. And you know how grave ship is May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all from all kinds of elements of ship. I mean, I mean, so don't get into
superstitious beliefs. And we have a beautiful statement of Mr. Abraham Avila. And this has been recorded in his book Mr. coudair is sad. He states that based on the hadith of Anastasiya lawan. a bad omen affects the individual. Okay, listen to me carefully. A bad omen affects the individual who believes in that bad omen.
A bad omen affects the individual who believes in that bad omen. If you think that if I buy this vehicle, it's number 13. Or it totals up to four it totals up to eight misfortune is going to follow bad luck is going to follow then so be it Allah azza wa jal, he might even bring about tests and calamities to test you accordingly.
And are in the one yard with Eb and according to how my slave thinks of me, you buy a vehicle Let it be 30 let it have 13 plastered all over that vehicle. You buy it with positivity, good thoughts, thinking that let this be a vehicle. Be a means for me to travel around, take my family around, perhaps go to the message. Let me do good with this vehicle and so be if that vehicle will be good for you in sha Allah de la hawla wala quwata illa Billah we are believers. We are with our kiddos we place our trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala we don't believe in all these superstitions. We don't believe in black cats. We don't believe in bottles. We don't believe in all these things that we tie
around ourselves. We believe in Allah azza wa jal. We are mommy noon. We are more Hey, do we believe in Toshi?
So don't get me into superstitious beliefs. And if you have then read the door that I just read Allahumma la hora en la la la la la la la la la la la la vida. That is the Tafara forgiving into superstitious beliefs according to the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So my dear, respected elders and brothers in Islam,
read your life of negativity, read your life of negativity, because like I said, we are following in the footsteps of the greatest optimist who ever walked on the face of this earth. He said a long while evaluation was such a positive individual. Let me give you an incident during the Battle of conduct during the Battle of conduct famous battle of hundreds, I'm sure most of you might be aware, the Battle of the trenches, the Sahaba they were digging trenches. And this was, you know, a device devised by salmaan the Persian or the Alon one sermon of heresy to see the idea. So they dug trenches in front of Medina to protect Medina from the front trenches, deep trenches. So while they
were digging the Sahaba they encountered a huge rock, and they couldn't get through or get past that rock. So they went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam to ask him counsel in that regard, he stood alone while he stood up and he went to where the rock was located and he asked for a pick or a spade or whatever and he said Bismillah
In the name of Allah and he struck at the rock, the rock, basically one third of a block away. And then he said along with them said a law acaba Allahu Akbar the keys of Sham basically, you know GMR the geographical Syria. Sham consists of a number of not today Syria, geographical Syria. The the keys of Shang Han have been given to me and it is as if I see the palaces of Shang. Okay. And then he said this, Milan struck the rock again. Another part of it broke off. And then he said a long while he said, Allahu Akbar, Allah is great. I have been given the keys of Yemen, I have been given the keys of Yemen, and I see the palaces of Yemen, I'm sorry, Persia, I see the palaces of Persia.
And then he sort of mamani fslm hit the rock again. The the incident goes along the lines of these words, and he said, Allahu Akbar, I see the the gates or the dose of Yemen.
Now for an individual, let me say, a pessimist. He might have thought for a pessimist, the one who thinks, you know, always from a negative angle, he would have thought, Oh, I mean, look at the Muslims. They're so small in number. And here is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam talking about Sham, talking about Persia, talking about Yemen. But did it not come true? Did it not come true, maybe not at the time of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, but during the time of American law, one didn't have to do the wrong one. They did conquer those lands. And this was the vision of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. He was an optimist. He was chased from his own homeland. He goes
to tarrif he goes to Cardiff and they penalize him, they stone him, they get the street merchants to pet him for a long while a value seller and blood flows, blood flows, but he said a long while ago when he was selling was positive, was positive even at that moment. And when the people of Medina welcomed him, he did not think oh Medina, it's so far away from Makkah, what am I going to do from Medina now? He was an optimist who sees that particular opportunity. Like someone once said,
a pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. While an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. So let us all become optimists. Let us follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam does think positively do not give into superstitious beliefs follow the footsteps of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam follow the the teachings of the Quran and the authentic teachings of our beloved Master Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah azza wa jal forgive all of our sins May he accept our good deeds and may Unitas in the gardens of Genoa Beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I mean Vasa 100