Channel: Muiz Bukhary
A Nikah sermon conducted on the 28th of August 2016 at the Wellawatte Jumuah Masjid, Colombo 06 in Sri Lanka.
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
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convince by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala, who is no doubt creator, sustain and nourish, protect and cure, I asked him the almighty subhanho wa Taala to shower his choices of blessings and salutations upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was seldom his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of Ghana.
I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses this gathering and he makes this gathering a gathering where the angels shroud us with their beings, the Sakina tranquility, philosophy and what Allah descends upon us and make use of Hannah, who Thailand make high mention of us in the seven heavens. I mean,
since after the month of Ramadan, I think if I'm not mistaken, this is either the 14th or 15th nikka that I am officiating. So my way here to the message, I was just thinking to myself, that all of these nikka all of these marriages,
they've obviously decreed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. At times we you know, we know it deep down, but we tend to let that slip by. And we think that perhaps it was because I went about scouring or searching for a spouse, I have now found my perfect match. Or perhaps it was a broker who arranged the marriage, or maybe family, friends, perhaps arranged the marriage. I think it is important it is a paramount importance that I remind myself and then all of you all, that this union, to human beings to hearts are going to be united today. In another few minutes in shallow diner after the output is enacted and pronounced. They're going to be bound in the bond of Nika. And this was
something Allah subhanho wa Taala, had decreed 50,000 years before the creation of the heavens and the earth. We mentioned this often, but it is important that we remind ourselves as it is from the articles of faith that we believe in.
We've got six articles of faith, yes or no six articles of faith and Imani, and to me Nabila, he omala it good to hear good to be here. Well, surely he will yo Mila here for Bill Cody Haley. He was sure he mean Allahu taala. It is to believe in Allah, to believe in his angels to believe in his books, the divine revelations, to believe in the messengers virtually he will do me a favor and to believe in Doomsday and finally we're built to believe in destiny to believe that everything has been pre designed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it is part of believing in cada that we also believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala initially initially created the column the pen, and then
commanded the pen to write the pen looked at the loss of Hannah humans Island asked Eliza journal What should I write? Allah subhanho wa Taala then commanded the pen to write every single thing that would occur until the day of prayer, and everything has been written, the pens have been lifted, and we're just 50 so half the pages are dry. Allah subhanho wa Taala has predefined and decreed every single occurrence until the day of piano. The fact that you and I were all seated in the masjid now, this beautiful Sunday afternoon, I'm wearing white and perhaps you're wearing blue, red, pink, white. All of this was decreed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. This belief empowers a believer. The fact
like I said that these two
hearts these two humans are about to be bound in the bond of Nika. This tool was decreed by Allah subhanho wa Taala.
When a believer believes in this firmly, it empowers the believer to know that every single thing that is happening in my life is happening because my maker decreed it to happen so so when good things happen, we obviously we thank Allah subhanho wa Taala, we render shukran to Eliza, we render gratitude unto Allah
Hannah Montana and likewise when we go through a patch of turbulence when we go through a little bit of trouble
we bear patients we hold on to Saba and this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and please remember salata never mentioned his beautiful name, he is reported to have said Agia belly Emeril moment, how wondrous or how amazing are the affairs of a believer. And then he sat alone, while he while he was selling went on to say along the lines of these words, that when something good happens, the believer in the sugar and when something bad or trying happens in his life, he holds on to patience. And Allah says in the Quran in regard to patience for sovereign Jimmy in the words of the Prophet, Yahoo violin salatu salam, the father of use of Allah salat wa salam for
sovereign Jamil patience is beautiful. Patience is beautiful. So these are the two wings of a believer in one regard. In another regard, we have hope and fear as being the wings of a believer, but he has sugar and sober are also two wings of a believer that helped a believer fly happiness through life.
Because I'm sure you would all attest that we're always not perhaps happy in the sense we always don't have happy moments in our lives. We go through trying moments, we go through challenging moments.
It's a mix of the two and that's what life is all about. It's important that we render sugar and then hold on to Saba and not complain, not grumble, not perhaps, question Allah subhanho wa Taala question the decree of Allah azza wa jal because because this is this should never ever be the case of a believer.
Talk about Salatu lista hora. I'm sure most of you are familiar with the prayer so that to this day, we come across many junctures in life, yes or no. We make many choices from the time we wake up until we go to sleep in the evening. Some are trivial choices, some are very important choices, important decisions need to be made, such as for example, when you talk about trivial choices in the morning when we all woke up today, we would have all made a choice of what we're going to wear for the entire day.
One of you would have perhaps chosen a nice smart looking white shirt and other maybe a casual linen shirt, maybe a cotton t shirt or a polo t shirt perhaps some some of us might have chosen thobes we make choices yes or no you have a choice between wearing this and wearing that you are at a crossroad you are at a junction. Likewise, major decisions like perhaps Am I going to go to this university and study or that university and study? Should I perhaps venture into this field of business or that field of business? Should I purchase this? Should I not purchase this? Should I go for this vehicle Should I go for that vehicle? Should I perhaps move from the house I am into this
house or that house should I purchase a house in this vicinity or that vicinity
we make important decisions and for these decisions at times, we find it a little bit difficult to put our feet forward. And this is where Serato is the hardware comes in. Some of us we have this misconception about Serato is the harder to decipher is only when we are confused. That's misconception number one, that we only resort to Serato destacado when we are confused and missed the biggest misconception after that is that we expect a sign from Allah subhanho wa Taala in the sense of black and white sign to tell us which path we should take. Like say for example, if you have two paths ahead of you path a and path B You are a little bit confused, you press about Mr.
hora and now you start waiting for the sign perhaps in the form of a dream or in the form of some kind of a vision to tell you which path you should take. Now this is not generally the norm. I mean you may see dreams and these dreams are from Allah subhanho wa Taala but it is not the norm. And Salatu is the hora is also not prayed only when you are confused. But instead whenever you want to make a crucial decision, you should incorporate slotless The heart is the heart of the term Mr. hora is an Arabic term and it is upon the scale in the Arabic language known as estafa is the failure this particular scale gives about the meaning of seeking something What is the meaning of is still
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is too far you make is too far. for food. Allah is wafu Allah is the most forgiving. Okay, so lafa in the Arabic language means to forgive. So it's still far upon that scale means to seek forgiveness is still far means to seek forgiveness is to learn in the Arabic language as in the new means to grant permission so than to seek permission. Likewise esta hora
higher means what? Good goodness. So if the Hara is to
seek what badness or Goodness, goodness Salatu lista hora prayer to seek goodness
So say you have two proposals in front of you. Now you obviously want to choose the proposal that is suitable for you that is compatible for you that is good for you. Where perhaps your marriage is going to become a success story. You want that obviously. So at that juncture at that point, you're supposed to praise Allah to
you, it's very simple. You just pray to natural rock at two units of optional prayer. And then after the prayer you make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. There is a specific drug that has been taught to us by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if you can memorize that, that would be ideal, or you can have a written copy of it and you can read off the DA if you can't read Arabic, you can have a transliterated copy of the Arabic though and you can read the trans not translated transliterated copy of it, and say if you find it still difficult, then you can go ahead with the translated copy as a last resort, a beautiful day. You're making to an to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allahumma in me as
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Walla, Allah Wa, salam, O Allah, I seek goodness by virtue of your knowledge, we're stuck with the local quadratic and I seek ability I seek what you understand I seek power, I seek talent by virtue of your power was to come in for the record of him and I asked you of your great bounty for indicator could occur because you are able you are all powerful and I have no power whatsoever. What's that lm? Lm and you know everything was I know nothing. And I lamelo you You are the all knowing of all hidden matters is anything hidden from Allah subhanho wa Taala nothing, nothing is hidden from Eliza richer and then comes about the beautiful part of the DA
Allahumma the serious part of the DA Allahumma nkwanta lm and am quiero Li de Rama Shiva asked about the Emery for coder who li li to methodically fee. Allah if this matter. Look at this part of the DA all life This matter is good for me if it is good for me, if it is good for my life, if it is good for my livelihood, if it is good for my Deen, if it is good for my business, then for holy decree it for me so my yes sir holy and facilitate the path towards it for me, there may be obstacles I need to cross those obstacles, make it easy for me to achieve that path to get onto that path. And not only that, to methodically Fie and bless me on that path. So you've got two proposals, make things
easy for me to go to the proposal that is good for me. And then bless me with that proposal. The third part of the DA Allahumma encounter Thailand and
Chateau de de omashu after the MRI basically the opposite of that all law if this matter is bad for me, if it is evil for me, then turn me away from it and turn it away from me in the sense a word it away from me. And then you cap off the day by saying and then all of a sudden higher highs tomorrow, maybe because obviously if those things have been averted away, you still need to get married. You still need to venture into a business. So you can also do it by saying well life is evil for me push it away from me. And then decree goodness for me where ever it may be and make me happy with that choice. Finally, like say for example, you want to go with proposal a proposal B but in the
knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala these two proposals are bad for you. So Allah awards it away. Now you obviously need to get married. You need a proposal c but at times what may happen is you may not be so inclined towards proposal C as you work towards proposal A and B and that's why you're making dua to Allah Allah. If goodness is in proposal c let that be decreed for me and make me happy with that. A powerful and beautiful. Now think about it. After making this dough.
All you have to do is put your foot forward. You place your trust in Alliance the budget and put your foot forward Bismillah you already made the art well all if it is good for me then decree it for me. So basically you moving forward is the decree of Allah Subhana voisin. Now one might question. Okay, fine chef.
I made soroptimist I chose path a now I'm married eight years down the line, but I'm so miserable. I can't bear the sight of my wife.
Now, what happened to his taharah and what happened to seeking goodness? You told me to make a mistake or I made is the hora and then I took proposal a but I'm not happy now I'm miserable.
And Allah forbid he may even say I want out of my marriage now. So how do we respond to this? Well, my dear brother.
Just because a path may be good for you does not mean that that path will be free of trials and challenges. If you start facing trials and challenges down that path, it is still good.
You if you bring in patience, because those trials and challenges could be a means for Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive you of your sins, to polish to polish you to the better to prepare you for a higher rank in paradise there could be a number of reasons as to why Allah subhanho wa Taala has incorporated trials and challenges
and I generally make this a practice that I don't lengthen the talk before the kneecap because the groom
the groom is impatient, he wants to sign the dotted line he wants the Guardian, the father of the girl to give the girl into his hands inshallah. So we'll wrap it up soon. I just have one story to mention our wrap off inshallah. There was once like, you know, along the lines of what I was just talking about, there was once a king,
who had a very close Vizier close advisor, a close minister, and his name was shook. His name was sugar. We were talking about sugar. Yes. And this story is mentioned in the books of history Villa Harlem in terms of its authenticity. I'm not saying that it is established and authentic, but I'm mentioning the story for the sake of the morals behind it a Sharma. His name was shocker.
the king and okay By the way, he was known as sugar because he used to make sugar excessively. He used to always make sugar he always used to tank a lot in the gratitude of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So perhaps it was a nickname, he was known as sugar and people started to call him sugar.
Now, one day, the king and sugar go hunting, they go hunting, and the king spots a lovely game, lovely deer. And he takes aim.
He takes aim. And this is a story many, many moons ago, so they didn't have rifles and whatnot. So he obviously was shooting with his bow and arrow. He takes aim and he shoots the deer. And it was a perfect shot, a clean shot, the deer falls to the ground. No sooner the deer falls to the ground. Sugar starch show the hungry, not hungry, not hungry. So the king also was happy. I mean, he was motivated and he was enthusiastic. So he runs towards his prey. The catch and obviously has to free his arrow from the animal. Yes. So when trying to free his arrow from the animal, he was very enthusiastic, he pulls the arrow out. And in that jerky movement, what happened was, he cuts his
little finger, he cuts his little finger and the finger is now dangling because the arrow is a very sharp object, the finger is dangling and the king cries out in pain.
Now sugar was observing this, he saw the Kings finger and he was tortured as well. But then it was his usual practice. He keidel Hungary la hamdulillah hamdulillah. Thanks to Allah thanks to Allah. The King became furious, you lose the system. He's holding his dangling finger, it's bleeding, and shoukry shouting Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah. He gets angry, but he covers his anger, they somehow bandage the finger and he makes his way to his palace. And this anger was simmering inside because you know, it was a very crucial moment. And sugar instead of you know, perhaps saying something. According to the king, he thought he should say I've said something appropriate. He instead was you
know, thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala was so angry that you know one thing after the other started to develop from that point until finally the king had sugar imprisoned, and started off from that incident, and the king had him in prison. Now a week or two later, the king decides to go hunting again. And now he misses his friend sugar, he's imprisoned. But still the king is angry. So he decides to go alone. Or perhaps he had one or two bodyguards with him if you will. And now he goes into the ticket into the thick foliage into the jungle to start hunting. And what happened was, they started to wander and they wandered far away from the palace. And suddenly they come upon a tribe of
very uncivilized people, if you will, an indigenous tribe of people, very native tribe, a tribe of people deep in the jungle, they look at the king. And initially they were very courteous. They said, We would like to invite you to our village for a meal. And the king was taken aback actually, by the hospitality. So he agrees, even though his forces advised him against doing it, he agrees and he follows these people and they go to a particular clearing in the jungle, where they had, you know, laid things to cook. Now the king did not know.
He thought they were inviting him for a meal, but he did not know that he was going to become the meal. He didn't know about that. Because this indigenous group of people they used to offer human sacrifices those days. So after making it to the clearing, suddenly they surround the king and his forces and they captured him. In that struggle. What happened was the two bodyguards, they escaped, they somehow escaped. The king was obviously not used to such rough movements, if you will, he was taken prisoner, and they tie him up and they take him to the middle where they had set up a huge bonfire and they were going to roast him up alive. human sacrifice.
Then now the usual inspection starts because they had a custom that when giving a human sacrifice, the human had to be intact in the sense at least free from defects and free from imperfections. They checked the king only to find there's a bandage. They think it was what was what's with the bandage, they removed the bandage to find that the king did not have a finger. They were thoroughly upset. And very angrily, they released the king, they released the king. And the king obviously realizes at that point that he was not sacrificed because of losing his finger. Now on his way back to the castle, he is now you know, thanking Allah Subhana hoardes Allah, because if not for the fact that
his finger had been caught, he would have been sacrificed. And now he thinks about sugar. And then he thinks sugar, he used to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala so much. And at that point, too, he was thanking Allah as the agenda. There was a reason behind. At the outset it looked as if it was a trial. But here I am now headed back. They let me go scot free was because of the plan of Allah subhanho data, but then something else strikes his mind. But then when I was imprisoning sugar, when I ordered the gods to imprison sugar, again, he started to shout Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah even on the way to prison, why did he do that? I'm sure most of you would know why. But the king did not. He
goes, he calls for sugar. And he hugs him and he thanks him and he tells him the entire story. And once again, sugar starts with a hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah. The king says, Look sugar, you say a humbler so many times, but I really don't know why you're saying Alhamdulillah. Now, and I also don't know why you said Alhamdulillah when I ordered you to the prison's sugar is very commonly looked at the king and said, Well, my dear King, if you had not ordered me to go into the prisons, if you had not imprisoned me, you would have escaped because your finger was caught and I would have become the meal for that, right.
So the moral behind the story is, at times we fail to understand certain things happening around us because at the end of the day, we're just grappling with one pixel from the entire image. As you know, an image an image is made up or composed of many many pixels. We just hold one pixel and we are grappling with it we grumble we complain not understanding that there are 1000s if not millions of pixels. Another example which is holding on to one piece of the jigsaw puzzle and grappling and complaining was Alliance the Virgil hack has access to the entire jigsaw puzzle to all the pieces and alliances, Virgil has access to the entire timeline of yours, Allah knows what is best for you.
So make sure that you don't grumble that you don't complain that you don't question the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala, but instead hold on to sugar and hold on to Saba. These two qualities, like I said earlier are the two wings of a believer from one regard and these two qualities will help you fly like a strong and powerful bird unto Allah subhanho wa Taala across this life, across the trials and challenges that Allah subhanho wa Taala may have decreed for you, you'll be able to fly through all of those challenges sail through all the all of those challenges in a manner pleasing unto Allah subhanho wa Taala until you finally meet aligns the region. With that I conclude ask Allah subhana
wa Jalla to forgive us of our sins, to accept our good deeds, please say I mean am Allah subhanho wa Taala bless the two spouses bless them May he fill their hearts with pure love, care and mercy for one another. And may He bless them with obedient children who would be a coolness to their eyes. And likewise May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless all of our marriages. May He bless our spouses May he bless our children, those who are not married May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them with righteous spouses and those who do not have children may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them with obedient beautiful children. And just as how unitrust here and this message may unite us in the gardens of
Genoa, our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam. I mean we're here to try and get hungry learner behind me