Friday Virtual Sermon
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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cinema Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. We begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala we ask him the almighty the Lord of all worlds the exalted the majestic to send his choices of blessings and salutations. Upon the final messenger our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa ala he was seldom he his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of the AMA. My dear brothers and sisters, as I can see
that our subscribers were tuning in from different parts of the country from different parts of the world. So I welcome you all warmly to this live stream to this Friday virtual reminder Friday virtual seven. My part of the world we are in a lockdown because of the Delta variant spreading and along with that the massages closed as well. So therefore, that is why we're having the sermon slash reminder being live streamed for the benefit of all of us in shallow Taylor
and Today, I would like to touch on a very important topic.
And this is given the current circumstances that we are in. We are in very trying circumstances. It's a very chaotic and trying situation. So we sincerely pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala eases all of our affairs, that Allah subhanho wa Taala heals us that Allah is a vigil rewards, the loved ones who have passed on. Many of us have lost family members, many of us have lost friends, loved ones, we pray that Allah blesses all of them with lofty ranks in Paradise mean, and we pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala fills the hearts of the families who have lost their loved ones who have lost their family members who have lost their friends with patience to go through these trying
times, I mean,
but the brothers and sisters, the idea that I read at the inception, it is from Surah Nisa, which is the fourth chapter is number one. Allah azza wa jal he addresses the entirety of mankind. Allah says yeah, you harness all mankind. It the poor bakoma lady holla Coco min Neff sin wa Haider.
Bring in Tacoma with regards to your Lord who created you all holophone mynap sin wa Haider, who created you all from one soul wahala amin has o Jehovah, and from it Allah created from that soul Allah created it's made its partner its spouse, were both mean Houma region and Kathy Iran. One is a
and then dispersed from both of them from the first soul and his mate his spouse, his partner, Allah dispersed many men and women. And now allies Virgil commands us with the hula hula dtsi Luna be one or ha bring in taqwa with regards to Tessa Luna v one or hammer these two
commands or at least let's take this entire command of Eliza Virgil unpack it and discuss it with the hula hula de casa Luna Biggie well or ham. Bring in taqwa with regards to whom you ask with bring in toccoa through Allah, the one whom you ask one another while our ham now or ham can be translated as at this juncture as the wombs.
Many brothers and sisters, we're going to be talking about family, we're going to be talking about family ties, we're going to be talking about the importance of family through the light of the Quran and the Sunnah through this command of Allah searcher. So the first part of the command what the coolala, the TESSA aluna Biggie, you can interpret it you can understand it as that you're supposed to be conscious, you're supposed to bring in tapware. So this is supposed to be conscious about Allah with regards to how you ask one another. And what you ask one another. You see you have this practice as per how the scholars of Tafseer have explained where there are people who asked one
another thing I asked you by Allah, so you put forward Allah and you say I asked you by Allah, for the sake of Allah, give this to me. For the sake of Allah help me for the sake of Allah do this for me. So Allah is saying Allah is commanding us be conscious of of law. Be conscious of your maker when you do that. When you put forward Allah and ask for the sake of Allah. Be conscious of allies of nature. When you ask someone for help. When you ask someone for something, when you put forward Allah and ask them be conscious of Allah. And then Allah says again, be conscious of Allah with regards to our harm, or harm meaning like I said, wombs it can be translated as the wombs of your
mothers. And our ham is also used as we will see to refer to family ties, kinship, so be conscious of for law with regards to your family ties, a law. Look at the look at the commandment of Allah is a virgin. And now you will see my dear brothers and sisters I want to run through there are so many a hadith and by the way, with regards to safeguarding family ties, looking after family ties it has been mentioned in the Quran approximately 23 times. Eliza vigil emphasizes Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about the importance of our Rahim Family Ties look at this Hadith, and you'll understand how important it is at the very inception itself.
There's a narration to the effect where Allah azza wa jal he says it's a hadith. He says I am. The narration goes along the lines with these words. I am the Lord
I am a rock man. Look at the name of Allah. I am a rock man. And I created Rahim. Now for the students of Arabic, the Arabic language and for those of you who are familiar with the Arabic language, you will observe that the name of Allah rock man, and our Russian family ties, these two words stem from the same root. So Allah says I created a Rahim and I derived its name from my name, Allahu Akbar. So r Rahim, which can be translated as the womb the womb of your mother, or R Rahim family ties, this word has been derived from the name of Allah or Rockman. Which which, which basically when you unpack that name of Allah azza wa jal, you see the levels of mercy Subhana Allah,
we sincerely pray that Allah subhana wa Taala showers and encompasses us with His mercy with His Divine Mercy, I mean, and then the Hadeeth goes on. So whoever observes it as in whoever safeguards it, whoever safeguards kinship, I would observe him and I would safeguard him and whoever severs it, if you were to sever family ties, if you were to cut family ties, then I would sever him, I would cut him, Eliza, which will protect us all. So as you can see, at the very inception itself, it's a very, very important topic. And like I said at the beginning, given the current context,
we're losing loved ones left, right and center by losing family members left, right and center. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, it is incumbent that we remind ourselves not to take our loved ones for granted.
Not to take our family members for granted. Yes, in the past, for petty petty issues,
because we become slaves to our egos.
We have cut family ties, we choose to ignore family members, siblings are not talking to one another. Children are not talking to their parents. A child is not talking to his or her mother, a child is not talking to his or her father. The Father is not talking with his children, the mother is not talking with her children.
Allahu Akbar, there's so much so much of so much of, you know, this unity.
It's incumbent that, you know, at this at this juncture, that we remind ourselves of how important and aspect it is to maintain family ties to safeguard family ties. Look at relationships between husbands and wives Subhan, Allah, disintegrating and little pity issues are blown out of proportion. And you know, many brothers and sisters, this is this is one of the key things that shape on works extremely hard towards breaking a marriage, causing a rift between a husband and a wife. Why? Because he knows the minute that happens, that entire home disintegrates, the children are disturbed. The children now come from a very disturbed background. So she upon worked extremely hard
to do this. He plots and he plans and he lays his traps Subhanallah today in the form of social media, in the form of all of these things, these distractions we get carried away with it. We forget the responsibilities towards one another. We forget as children, we forget our responsibilities to our fathers to our mothers. As husbands we forget our responsibilities towards our wives. As wives we forget our responsibilities towards our husbands.
As parents, we forget our responsibilities towards our children. As siblings, we forget our responsibilities towards our siblings. as an individual, we forget our responsibilities towards our family members. You know we are we are philanthropists to the world. We are extremely charity charitable to the entire world. The society thinks high and mighty of us. But when we go back home,
we had the worst of the worst the lowliest of the low.
My dear brothers and sisters in Islam.
I'm going to be mentioning a number of narrations of the Prophet Allah Wiley when he was 11 you will see in sha Allah, you know more than me talking I want to convey the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and you will see how important and aspect it is and inshallah let this reminder serve as a wake up call for all of us before we lose our loved ones.
If your parents are alive, then you are fortunate, my dear brother, you are fortunate, my dear sister, go sit down with those who have lost their parents. They're grieving. There's so much in regret. They want to go to the graves of their parents and cry and weep
If your parents are alive to a massive dose of genome wide open for you seize the opportunity of fulfilling your responsibilities, responsibilities and fulfilling your rights with regards to your parents.
Your Rights with regards to your husband's your rights with regards to your wives, your children, your siblings, your family members, your extended family members, your uncle's your aunts, your cousins.
Look at these narrations, many brothers and sisters in Islam.
abora The Allah one who he mentioned the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his report dr said Hadith is recorded with the book of Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah, mankind you may not be lucky Well, your mill failure cell urashima
whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day let him uphold his family ties. Let him maintain connections
with his family ties with his kinship
in another Hadeeth and this too, is recorded in the book of Mr. Bahari. And I want you to reflect on this head it's beautiful and powerful words are the Messenger of Allah Allah, Allah Islam. These are not my words. These are the words of our beloved messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and a similar Malika the Allahu anhu he reports the Prophet sallallahu Sallam report to have said Mansour Rahu a year by a man Sarah Who are you the sutra la houfy it is
whoever is pleased to have his provision expanded his risk expanded, okay and his life span extended. Then finally acelera Hema let him maintain good relations with his family members. Allah Akbar many brothers and sisters, why do we run una every single day from morning to evening? Why what are we running for?
To earn? Right for our risk to put food on the table yes or no to eat to live a comfortable life we're running morning to evening, right dawn till dusk. And look at the words of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam you maintain Family Ties your risk is expand that there is going to be Baraka in your risk.
Here to understand this concept of Baraka, you may be earning in quantity many brothers and sisters but if the Baraka is stripped away, you won't know what is happening to that money. You may be earning hundreds and 1000s of dollars. But by the end of the month, by the end of the year, you there'll be no trace of that money. On the other hand, if there is Baraka, you may be earning just 1000 rupees, you may be earning just 10,000 rupees, you may be earning just $1,000. But there will be so much of Baraka in it, that you will be able to do colossal things with that money, colossal things, you'll be able to move mountains literally move mountains with that money. On the other
hand, if Baraka is stripped away, look at the concept of time, you see Baraka has been stripped away from time, look at how little we are able to accomplish before we know it, a Friday comes about Ramadan comes about year after year time is just flying because why? waste we have the same 24 hours, the same 30 days, if you will, the same 365 days in terms of quantity, but Baraka has been stripped away. So there's very little that we are able to accomplish. But when you look at the people of the past pious people of the past, you read about them praying so many units of prayer, you read about them writing so many books, like if you look at the biographies of the scholars of
the past, the people of the past have accomplished so much. Sometimes you read and you're wondering, how was he able to read so much of Quran in a given day? How was he able to, you know, pray so many units of prayer and on top of that, spend time with his family, spend time with his children Subhan Allah, why because there's Baraka Allah bless their time. So in that 24 hours, if you will, they were able to accomplish many, many things. On the other hand, you and I, we have the same 24 hours, but we have been. And on top of that 24 hours look at how convenient Our lives have become.
I always reflect on this. You see the scholars of the past.
They didn't have live streaming platforms. They didn't have fancy devices and gadgets. They didn't have Mac books and computers and desktops and laptops and word processors and all of that stuff. What did they have? They had parchments, traditional methodologies of writing. They had what you know, you know, you had to dip it into the ink pot and united they didn't have modern day electricity, they didn't have lights, they had to go out and at times read and write under the moonlight at times use oil lamps and read and write.
And yet look at how many books they have compiled whilst you and I how little have we achieved Subhanallah how little heavy achieved why because Baraka has been stripped away from our time. So similarly My dear brothers and sisters in Islam we have to understand the concept of by
Within risk on paper,
on the books, you'll be able to see Oh, you know what I made this many million within this month, I made this much of money within this year, I'm able to close a deal every single day, every single week, every single month,
I have all these assets.
But if Allah were to strip away the Baraka, and there's very little that you can do with it, there's very little that you can do in terms of real fulfillment. You want lead a comfortable and happy life, a content life, nor will you be able to help others. But there are people who are earning very little, but they're living content lives, happy lives, helping others. That's the true essence of life media, brothers and sisters. So look at this Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he says, If you maintain family ties, your risk is going to be expanded. So think about it, contemplate. If you are earning, and you're not talking to your mother, you're not talking to your father, you have a
bad relationship with your wife, your or with your husband, or with your children, with your siblings. And what is the point? If And if you're wondering, why is there no Baraka in my life? Why am I stuck in one place today? You know, you we look for? What is it? We look for business advice, investment advice, entrepreneurship quotes, we want to see you know, you you go to you go to university, you get a degree in business and whatnot, and you're looking at strategies or looking at how to increase your wealth and then ramp up your portfolio. But despite having all of those techniques, and all of that theory, in practice, you're wondering what's going on? I'm not, I'm
doing something wrong somewhere. You know what, perhaps it's black magic. Maybe somebody has cast a spell on me. No, my dear brother, no, my dear sister, first look at the teachings of the Prophet Soleil Islam. First, assess and see how you are dealing with your family members. Today, we have so many modern methods of communication. When was the last time you took your phone? Today, you have WhatsApp, you have video project group video calls. When is the last time you spoke to your sibling who's living in another country. When was the last time you spoke to your family member just a word just a message just inquiring about their health, keeping tabs on them, maintaining ties, helping
them out perhaps they're going through difficulty like I said, we give charity all around. But our family members are suffering. So this is where we have gotten your priorities mixed up. So look at these Hadith these narrations in another Hadith and this is this is a project that I want to share with you all some homework if you will. Okay, some homework until until the next Friday Sermon inshallah Allah Abu huraira, or the Allah one who he mentions, and this hadith he recorded the book of your mama told me the Rahim Allah.
The Prophet said, I listen to his report read the Alamo mean unsavoury, calm.
Learn your What is it? Learn your lineages.
In other words, study your family tree.
How many of us know about our lineages? My dear brothers and sisters in Islam? How many of us know about our family trees? Look at the words of the Prophet learn you learn your family tree, learn your lineages to do what to solidify your family ties not to boast around Oh, you know what? I'm from this family. I'm from that family. I'm from you know, I've got blue blood literally running through my veins. I am royal royalty and this and that. No, no, no, not for not for again, don't look for excuses to boost up your ego No. Rather, this is learn your lineages learn your family tea tree to solidify your family ties.
I think you would relate to this. Let's say you bump into someone or you find out that so and so is your relative. And you meet that individual at a function at a gathering and you tell the individual Hey, you know what you are so and so you are my so and so my aunt's my maternal aunt, so and so and the minute you establish that family tie, have you not noticed how all the ISIS breaks away and there's so much of warmth and there's an immediate connection that is built Yes or no? Now that you know you know what we are connected by blood. This is what the Rasul Allah sent me saying, learn your lineages to solidify your family ties. And then the prophet SAW Allah Islam goes on to say,
we're really keeping Family Ties causes love amongst the kinship and again, enriches the wealth and increases the lifespan.
Look at the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam so my dear brothers, sisters, Islam, how many of us? Yeah, you know your father, you know your grandfather and perhaps long shot, you know, your great grandfather. But how many of us know about our great grandparents? How many of us have actually given some thought to today you have nice applications, we have devices, your all kinds of things to look at studying your family tree. Why not get into this and see
sending you a family tree study of family and maintain ties of kinship. So this is a project this is homework that I want you all to do, inshallah.
Another Hadith, a man comes to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and he says he asks the Prophet of Allah which deeds are most beloved to Allah? The Prophet responds, he man and Billa to believe in Allah to bring in a man with regards to Allah. And then the man asks, after that, what the prophet sallallahu Sallam he says Sillitoe Rahim to maintain family ties. Then the man asks which deeds are most hateful to Allah? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says, I'll ishaku be law to associate partners unto Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then the man asks, after that, what is the most hated of deeds? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says, For the ATO Rahim, to sever to cut family ties. So as
you can say, this hadith is recorded in authentic hadith is recorded in the Muslim of Abuja, Allah. So as you can see, many brothers and sisters have there are so many a hadith that talk about the importance of maintaining Family Ties as another narration where a man comes to Professor Allison I mean, he says yeah, to sort of tell me of something that I can that I can do to enter Jannah and to avoid Johanna to avoid the Hellfire the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he said the Abu Lucha worship Allah La to Sri could be he shall do not associate any partners unto Allah, wa Toki masala. establish your prayer, pray, what is zecca? give out your zecca What does he do that hammock and
then keep good relations with your family members. When the man turned away the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said in the massacre Bhima O'Meara be the halogen. If this man adheres to what he has been commanded the hollow Jenna, he will enter Jannah he will enter Paradise.
With your brothers and sisters in Islam, I want you to take some time and reflect on this. Think about the situation today. Are we not hearing like I said earlier on of so much of friction between marriages between parents because you see, when you look at all of this, it's a clear indication that we have not understood
what Islam has outlined in terms of the rights that need to be fulfilled. So unfortunately, people get into a marriage not understanding how a marriage works, and how they're supposed to behave within the marriage. And this is why at the end of the day, marriages start to fall apart. They don't understand, Oh, you know what, as a husband, I need to fulfill these rights. With regards to my wife as a wife. Islam has clearly clearly clearly outlined, what are my rights that I have to fulfill with with regards to my husband?
As children, what are my rights as our rights with regards to our parents as parents? What are what are our rights with regards to our children? When all of this comes into place? many brothers and sisters in Islam will enjoy enjoy happy and content lives. Stay away from these distractions shed on you see, that's another mistake a lot of us make we think Chapin I always say this shutdown is some antiquated dinosaur and he's still using traps of the past No. If you are on tik tok, then Siobhan is there as well. And of course he's there. And his straps are within that. If you own Instagram, then Siobhan is there as well. And his straps are within Instagram. And he tells him makes these
straps for each and every one of us. It's not one size fits all my dear brothers and sisters. He knows your weaknesses, how the prophets of Allah Islam, he says he measured them, he runs within our blood, he studies us where we very closely and he knows Oh, this is where this individual will slip. So let me make a crap accordingly and he pushes us into His traps. May Allah azza wa jal protect us from the traps of the devil from the traps of shaitaan.
So many brothers and sisters in Islam, like I said at the beginning, don't take your loved ones for granted. We're living at a time any one of us can. And that is a principle applicable across the board. You can die at any moment. But are we not hearing of people suddenly just collapsing no symptoms and just leaving just like that? And janazah after janazah? So if not now, when many brothers and sisters in Islam, when are we going to stop taking our loved ones for granted? When are we going to start valuing Family Ties our relationships, our kinship, let us patch things up. Let us swallow our egos our pride. It has many family ties, it has be united My dear brothers and sisters
in Islam. The teachings of the Prophet clearly tell us even those who turn their backs against us. We are supposed to go and maintain ties with them. Maintain ties with them and we are going to be rewarded, you know, reward upon reward so much of rewards Subhan Allah and at the end of the day agenda is getting
Indeed there are those who might be proud, arrogant and they turn their backs against us. But let us not be like that, that is the quality of shape on arrogance and pride is a quality of shape and and that is why he fell. So therefore let us not fall for that media brothers and sisters in Islam. Let us adhere to the teachings of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam the teachings of the Quran and let us strive to be the most excellent of Muslim mon of Menon of Morocco and May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us strong believers May Allah azzawajal make us from the people of taqwa I can hear the event being called out some concluding my reminder with this I sincerely pray that Allah eases our
affairs and that Allah takes us from level to level towards goodness, me Elijah, Virgil unite all of us just as how he united us across all these platforms in his beautiful gardens of gender. I mean, I mean why
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