Perhaps It’s for the Best
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
File Size: 15.17MB
The Friday sermon delivered by Sheikh Muiz Bukhary at the Jawatte Jumu’ah Masjid in Colombo, Sri Lanka
All praise and thanks to Almighty Allah subhana wa Tada, who is no doubt creator, sustain and nourish, protect and Yoda. We asked him the almighty 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 their many respected elders and brothers in Islam. First and foremost, I advise myself and then all of you all present here to adopt a life of taqwa. And that is that is to be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. conscious of our maker 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 when he makes us from the victorious and successful ones, I mean,
I would like to start off by offering you all glad tidings and glad tidings in regard to a very special guest that we are about to host and that is the month of Ramadan, which is just around the corner, amongst like none other amongst where we are able to secure the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala an amazing month an opportunity for us to turn over new leaves, turn over new chapters and move forward among to Allah subhanho wa Taala is waiting to forgive us a month that has been spoken extensively by our prophets that a long while Are you ready to send them in many a heavy, like, for example, the Hadith where he said a lot he said in
his report to have said that the one who fasts the month of Ramadan, Eamon and watch the server in the sense with firm conviction and taking account of himself or herself alone at home at the moment. his sins are forgiven, his past sins are all forgiven. But Allah Subhana Medina, May Allah forgive all of our sins and maybe help us to attain the most powerful of nights later to the potter during this month of Ramadan. I mean,
during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. There was a famous companion,
a companion, who was very close to the prophets of Allah, while he rarely was seldom a companion, who took part who participated in many a battle, along with the prophets of Allah while he when he was lm, a companion who was from the first houses or first families to migrate.
As per the orders of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he was a special companion, and his name was Abdullah ibn Abdullah Al Asad al masumi. Abdullah, even Abdullah Al Asad al masumi are the long line, a close companion to the property line Islam. Like I said, he participated in the Battle of badger.
He also participated in the Battle of the Battle of Oxford that took place three years after the nature of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam during the month of chawan.
Now, in this particular battle, what happened was, this particular companion was inflicted, with a deep wound, a wound that healed initially, but after a period of time, it opened up again started to fester. And this beloved Companion of the Prophet sallahu wa sallam passes away, due to this particular wound, the wound that was inflicted upon him during the Battle of corporate.
Now what happens?
The wife of this companion, her name was him binte Abby omiya hin binte Abby mania rhodiola marinha she loses her husband and she is devastated. She's devastated. She's heartbroken because she loved her husband so much. And he was an amazing individual.
Now, this female companion was more famously known by her kunia
and when we say Kenya in the Arabic terminology, what we mean? I mean, if you were to translate it, it's a bit of a technical term is known as a techno name in the Arab world, for which the Arabs they have the practice of calling one another using something known as the cornea. The Arabs, they have a couple of ways of addressing one another one is they would use the real names a smile, like just is how we do like your name is Mohammed Your name is Khalid you use your real names to address one another. And then we have something known as a lack of a nickname and when we say nickname here we don't mean a nickname to disgrace someone or to humiliate someone No, they had nicknames they would
suit nicknames upon one another, in a in a positive way, in a way where they would call one another using good names like for example Abubakar, nice, deep, acidic or the last one, the truthful Omar Alfaro Alfaro was his nickname acidic was his nickname
Alfaro in the sense that criterion, the criterion between truth and falsehood, he would distinguish between truth and falsehood Amaro the alarm line, highly emotional Well, he wrote the last one was known as safe a lot. He'll Miss lol that drones would have a loss of Hannah Montana. So nicknames were suited hanza but the alarm line was known as Asadullah. He was a good solid, the Lion of Allah and the lion of the Messenger of Allah. So nicknames
and then we have punia kunia in general, is a name that is attributed using Abu Omar in the sense the father of so and so or the mother of so and so.
And at times,
the name of the eldest child is attributed, but at times, even if the person does not have a child, a name can be attributed, or even some inanimate object can be attributed. a noun can be attributed, for example, we have a boo
boo Herrera, it's a kunia. And you translate that as the father of the kitten, the father of the kitten, obviously he didn't have a son by the name of Bora Bora is translated as a little cat kitten. And why he was suited this kunia was because he had he had this fondness towards cats. He loved cats and there have been incidents where times he would fall asleep, and he used to have baggy sleeves everywhere or the loved one he would have baggy sleeves. And due to one particular incident whilst he was sleeping in the masjid, a kitten crawled into the sleep into the sleep and fell asleep.
He was asleep and the cat is also asleep inside his sleep. Now he wakes up and he realizes that the kitten is inside his sleeve. And because he had this fondness towards cats, he didn't want to disturb the sleep of the cat. He cuts off his sleeve and he leaves the cat piece to this panel. Look at the love towards animals, the mercy towards the creation of a last Hannah Montana so he was known as Abu Ghraib. And apart from that we have like a blue car sim and also my son Allison was known as a blue costume the father of costume because his son's name was passing the one who passed away and then we have other corneas as well where at times they have a cornea where they don't really have a
child by that name, but it's fine you can have a kuhnian So anyway, now coming back to the story, hint been probably a long one ha her famous punia She is known as oma Salah on selama all the above Burnham who is probably
one of the wives one of the woman had to meet one of our mothers, one of the wives of the prophets that a lot of money you
know, at that time, she was married to
Mr. Obama's husband, Abdullah, even Abdullah acid Al masumi, who was more famously known as Abu Salah could be a loved one. So she was married to Abu Salah. Now she loses Abu Salah or the loved one and her heart is broken. She's filled with anguish and sadness Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam he is about the loss. He makes his way he goes to oma salamati among Reinhardt, and he tells ya home Solomon.
Whenever a belief along the lines of these words whenever a believer is afflicted with a loss, a tragedy of misfortune, a calamity the believer, he or she should do what Allah has commanded that slave to do. And that is to say, in the law, you were in La Jolla or do your own Allahumma jugni v mercy. It was lovely Hiram minha. A powerful statement of powerful in Allah.
To Allah we belong and to Him we return to Allah we belong and to Him we return we all belong to Allah.
We all belong to Allah. Allah, journey famous Eva, do Allah reward me. reward me in this misfortune of mine, in this calamity of mine, in this tragedy of mine, in this difficulty of mine was lovely Hiram minha and replace what I have lost with something better replace what I have lost with something better. It's a powerful tool. It could be at the time when you have lost a loved one. It could be at the time when you have undergone financial loss.
Maybe a business deal gone sour, you lost a lot of money, a tragedy a calamity. You're making the our lovely fire Amina or it could be even something like a small thing. Maybe you lost your mobile phone.
You lost your mobile phone was lovely Hiram minha Wallah replaced what I have lost with something that is better. Now the minute the Prophet sallallahu Sallam educated her in this regard in regard to this da she starts to read the DA but then she says in the narration whenever I would come to
This part was loosely hire a minha Wallah. replace what I have lost with something better. I would question myself what or who can be better than Abu Salah
she has lost Abu Salah who are what can be better than Abu Salah, my husband Abu Salah.
Little did she know that she was to become the wife of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa.
So what happens now she is in
the period ends. And
I go back Claudia long line who he sends the first proposal to get married to her. Yeah, I wish to marry you
almost LMR. The long one considers the proposal far off. And she turns down the proposal. She turns down the proposals Panama. And who are we talking about? Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allah and it is established that Abu Bakr is the best of companions. He's obviously better than Abu Salah. But no, her heart did not let her
know when she turned down that proposal Amaro the last one who he sends in a proposal.
Your own cinema I wish to marry you or Mr. Maroney along one hand for offer but she turns down the proposal of aromatherapy among wines.
Amaro the alarm I'm the best companion after Abu Bakr, Siddiq graviola one. Now the third proposal
comes from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he proposes the oma Salama, I wish to marry you. Now, she accepts the proposal, because obviously she realizes her da has been answered by Allah. If you were to fill the entire world
with Abu Salah Mas, okay, and if you were to place Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the other hand, obviously, the supplies that I listed them is the best of creation, the best of mankind, and she is to become his wife from the Mahajan, meanings of Han Allah.
She never ever imagined at the time of her loss when she lost her husband that she used to be married to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa and he said, and there are many lessons that can be deduced from this incident, my dear brothers in Islam, primarily being that our knowledge is limited, our knowledge is finite and the knowledge of Allah Subhana Medina is infinite, the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala is unlimited.
At times when you are in a misfortune, in a tragedy in a calamity, you fail to perceive the bigger picture. You think oh, why am I being put to all these difficulties? Why am I being put through this? Why am I suffering like this? Why this why why am I reputation? Why am I money? Why my family Why this? Why this? Why am I help? We have all these questions. We have all these questions that float around in our minds. But then Allah Subhana Medina, his knowledge is infinite and he knows what is best for us. He knows what is best for us Panama, and he brings about things in an amazing manner. You have to understand that a law clearly states in the foreign law for the follow up on on.
definitely, indeed we have created mankind fee cabeza Cabot in the sense in difficulty in difficult in the sense we are supposed to go through difficulty. We are supposed to go through misfortunes, we're supposed to go through calamities.
While and no one I
mean as a whole.
She saw bury me
We shall definitely test you all vishay mental health with something of fear will joueur hunger. Naco seminal loss of wealth. With some odd loss of provisions will enforce loss of lions lives you will lose loved ones. Well, Bashir is sobbing but give glad tidings to the ones who are patient, the ones who hold on to patients and levena either a Saba Tomas Eva, the ones when they are affected.
With a trial with a difficulty with a calamity with a tragedy, although in,
They say that in Nagila in 1980 raggio we have confined in narela huayna Elaine arogya own only when we hear the news of someone dying.
We will confine this statement to that occurrence alone But no, it is whenever you go through a tragedy, whenever you go through a calamity in the law, you are in danger oh god to Allah we belong to Him we return Allahumma Jordan if he will see but he was lovely Hiram minha.
And you have to understand, okay, let me give you another
Hadith in the form of glad tidings. This is the hadith of Sahaba Rumi probably a loved one.
Allah He said a long while you it was seldom One day, he comes out. And the narration goes along the lines of these words, one day, he comes up, and he's with his companions, and suddenly, he said a long while he laughs He smiles, a broad smile.
And then he looks at the companions and he tells them when you are not asked me as to what made me laugh like this, what made me smile like this. And then the companions look at the Prophet Solomon Marlin when he was in them and they say, Yasser Allah, what made you laugh? What made you smile? And also lysyl Elisa Lam then went on to say, I genuinely am rooting for me. How amazing how wondrous are the affairs of a believer. How amazing and how wondrous are the affairs of a believer. When he goes through good times he is thankful unto Allah subhanho wa Taala he holds on to sugar which is good for him. And when he is put through difficulty, when he's put through tragedies when he's put
through calamities. He holds on to patients sober, which is also good for him. So how wondrous and how amazing are the affairs of a believer, every single tragedy you go through my dear brother, or sister You have to understand that it is a means for Allah to forgive you of your sins. It is a means for Allah to punish you to the better. It is a means for Allah to raise your ranks.
People can put you down, but in the eyes of Allah you are rising.
You may suffer financial loss but in the eyes of Allah you are leaping and earning as long as you don't question the decree of Allah, as long as you don't say blasphemous statements. Once the Prophet sallallahu Sallam goes to visit a companion, who was ill? He had severe fever.
Fever was so hot. He goes to him. The professor likes them sees him suffering. He's reclining and he's suffering because he's ill. So naturally slim says.
Glad tidings be unto you glad tidings to you. You might think panela he's in favor, and the proposal is me saying this.
Why? Because we have a headache to see that fever. law says that had a policy fever is my fire. Fire in the sense it is along the lines of these words from jahannam. It is a means for Allah to forgive you of your sins. You suffer Allah forgives you of your sins, even you're walking down the street, a thorn bricks, you atone me atone bricks, you it is a means for Allah to forgive you of your sins. Then think about all of us. Were going through difficult different calamities, different tragedies, ALLAH is forgiving you of your sins. And none of us can say that I don't have sins to be forgiven. And that's why I like the other point says we are all like the moon. We all like the moon. Why? We
all have a dark side. The moon has a dark side. No. So likewise, we all have dark sides. We know about our sins. We know our shortcomings. We know our faults. We know our defects.
And we need to be purified. We need to be cleansed. So Allah because he loves you. He puts you through that mill. So don't question the decree of a must have more time. every single Friday. What do we do? We read so to recap, we read Sudoku. And in Sudoku can have mind blowing surah beautiful stories in it. One very interesting story is the encounter between Musa alayhis salatu salam and Javier alayhi salatu salam, we encounter an amazing encounter. Now it's a long story, obviously. But the point that I want to highlight is that when musala Muslim meets cadair Ls la casa, they set out on a journey. They set out on a journey and three things happen. Three incidents and one of those
incidents at the very beginning is that they undertake a sea journey. they undertake a sea journey. They build a ship, a boat, if you will, and they are undertaking a CG they wanted to cross a river. That was
No way to cross. There was this boat or ship that was passing by. And the sailors. They were very good hearted people, they offered them a lift, they offered them a lift. So the two of them bought the ship and now they're traveling.
The traveling. Now before I come to the point that I wanted to highlight just before that another interesting incident takes place, according to certain books of Pepsi, while as they go to the ship, how their alleged act was done, he notices a little bird, like maybe a sparrow dipping its beak into the ocean now you know, the ocean is obviously lost, and the beak of the bird is tiny. The beak in the sense the bird is dipping its beak and taking its beak away. how that looks at musculoskeletal system. It says yahooza alysha. to snap. Do you observe the spectacular the bird dipping its beak into the ocean? Masako Sam, he replies in the affirmative? He says yes. So then how did Alicia says
yamasa the parable, vanilla Hill method Allah. Allah is above all these examples, but the example of the knowledge of Allah.
To your knowledge and my knowledge put together all of our knowledge put together all of mankind put together is like that of the water of the ocean, and the water in the beak of that bird.
How much of water do you think is in the beak of that bird? a droplet? Two droplets, three droplets, we're talking about a tiny bird. Compare that water to the water of the ocean. And it doesn't end there. The water of the ocean can still be quantified. If you have the right technology. If you have the right equipment, you can still quantify the water of the ocean it's quantifiable you can say okay, this many liters of water is present.
You have this many liters of water. But the knowledge of Allah is not quantifiable. It's not finite. The knowledge of Allah is infinite, our knowledge finite and know what happens. they undertake the sea journey and suddenly musala observes how they're going to a corner of the boat or the ship and his Katalin scuttling the ship, damaging the ship,
moussaka. Sonam is astounded. He goes to me, what are you doing? Why are you damaging the boat? You're doing something wrong? These people are good people. They give us a lift and you're damaging the boat.
And how they allege that Muslim looks at Mussolini that wasn't him. He says, color.
Maria sobre la. I told you, you won't be able to bear patience with me. And then you know a couple of incidents happen afterwards. And when they were parting ways,
how they're Muslim explains to musala start to ceram ms. Safina to me Misaki nyama Luna Villalba arriba arriba waka
manically lesufi Nadine, Gina was
asked for the boat.
You know why I scuttled it, in a sense why I damaged it. Because at the show, where they were going to go and dock their boat, there was a king, and oppressive King, waiting to capture every single boat that was free of defects.
Now at that time, when hydrolysate wassalam was doing it, he was damaging their only source of risk. And Allah says the Quran for Kenneth Lee Masaki, it belonged to miskeen miskeen, in the sense poor people. And that was their only source of risk, and he was damaging it. Just imagine when they found out about it after he had left the board, how devastated they must have felt. We took these people on board and look at what they did. They damaged our boats. But they didn't realize what was to happen after. When they went to dock their boat. They see the king with his forces capturing every single boat, this damage could be rectified. You dock it in a harbor and you patch it up and your
boat is good to go. But if the king were to capture their boat, that's it, no boat for them. This is how the father of a long works.
My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, you have to remember this as my closing point. Allah is a Latif
Allah is a Latif. It is from the names and attributes of Allah. Allah Latif, don't forget this.
And this is why it's so important that you study about the names of Allah because each name is a world of its own. A Latif in the sense you can translate it loosely in English as being subtle.
You know, being you know, in a kind way you have all these meanings. But in reality when you talk about the look of of Allah, the look of the quality of being lucky if
it is that almost
wishes when he wishes Good for you. When Allah wishes Good for you, he brings about that goodness in unimaginable ways. That's one explanation, unimaginable ways, ways that you cannot imagine. That's one explanation. But the most amazing explanation is that Allah will bring that goodness to you in ways that you dislike supernova in ways that you dislike. You don't want it happening like this, but it happens like that and a lot decrease goodness for you that is Allah being allowed to
use violence that was around towards the end of his story. What does he say? In rabina De Lima.
He talks about a lot being a lot if you know why. Because look at how Allah subhanho wa Taala took use of Allah to salam, one ordeal after the other. Starting off with him being separated from his beloved father, at a very young age is thrown into the bottom of our well taken out from the well taken to a foreign land from Palestine to Egypt, and in Egypt, sold as a slave in the marketplace
is taken into the house of a powerful minister, the wife of the minister tries to seduce him.
And then she's caught in front of her husband. And she turns the tables, she says he tried to seduce me, she accuses him. And then what happens is proven innocent. He's proven innocent, but yet he's thrown into prison. He's thrown into prison, innocent, unjustly, he's thrown into prison and fell tabetha journey with us in he remains in prison for Yes.
a lot takes him out of prison and makes him from the rulers of Egypt
and unites him with his family. And according to certain historians, he even marries that lady, the lady who tried to seduce him to Panama.
But look, he had to go through the entire windmill of audials. It wasn't easy. You put yourself in his shoes and think about it. If you were to be thrown one thing after the other, you're not getting any ease. There is no report. There's no documentation of any ease, just difficulty after difficulty after difficulty after difficulty. And talking about difficulty after difficulty, Allah says in the for an in the Yusra indeed with hardship comes ease. And some of us have understood this idea to think that when Allah puts you through difficulty he brings about ease after that know, the correct understanding is Allah says man was free. You saw the word in Arabic is used. The word in Arabic
that is used is magma means writ, in the sense hardship and ease come together. If you're going through hardship is already present. You just have to look around and you will identify the ease. The fact that Allah has given you the strength to bear this trial, this tragedy, this calamity, the fact that Allah is giving you the strength to be positive, the fact that Allah has given you people around you to support you in the male grocery Yusra, just like in the story of almost Santa Maria LaWanda, she loses her husband Abu Salah, she's in difficulty now. And rasuna salesianum goes to her with the dryer masala Allah Junichi Masuda T was left behind Amina finishes. It finishes Abubakar,
the one who proposes Yama sama, I want to get married to you is for offer that she turns it down. She turned the proposal down. And then the last one who proposes Yama sama, I want to get married to you for that she turns it down. And then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Yeah, who said Emma, I wish to get married to you. And she accepts the proposal of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was roughly higher on the DA comes about Allah has replaced her loss with something that is way better, way better. She be she became from Omaha to many times you're going through difficulty you're wondering. You know, whenever you go through a challenge and difficulty what happens is you feel as
if the world is closing upon you. You feel it to be so narrow, so constricted, you feel it to be so dark, a lonely place. But don't ever ever feel lonely. Your friends may leave you your people may leave you your
colleagues, people around you may leave you but Allah never leaves you. alliance with you. Allah is with you. So don't turn away from Allah. Turn to Allah. Remember, whenever you run after the world,
Allah will make you run after the world. You run after fame. Allah will make you run after fame. You run after status, Allah will make you
After status you run after Allah. And Allah will make all these things run after you.
You won't even want the world and the world will come and fall at your feet. You will not want fame and fame will come and fall at your feet. You will not want reputation and reputation will come and fall at your feet because you're running after Allah. But the minute you turn away from Allah, Allah leaves you to run after what you're running after. And then you will run, run, run a rat race until you die. May Allah save us on.
Therefore my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, us this month of Ramadan, to run to Allah flee to Allah fulfill rule in a law run to Allah, you run to Allah and you're going to be victorious and successful in this world, as well as the hereafter. Don't let this amazing season go by. Don't let this opportunity go by. This is an amazing opportunity to turn to Allah, turn to Allah and you will definitely be successful. May Allah Subhana Medina help us all to turn to him with utmost sincerity May Allah subhanahu wa Jalla forgive all of our sins may help us to do as many good deeds as possible may help us to give out charity during this month of Ramadan. May he help us to read as
much Quran as possible during this month of Ramadan. There are people media, especially elders and others in Islam, there are people even in today's time and era who are finishing one entire Quran in one day.
I was listening to one shift from the lens of Arabia he was you know, talking about it in his discourse and he was mentioned that he knows of an elderly lady in today's time and era who finishes a single for an every single day during Ramadan and during the last 10 days of Ramadan. One and a half hotma Allahu Akbar one and a half.
Now we when we hear about the mama sheffy are you doing it mama Oh honey for doing it, Mrs. Angela that is during their time. And there was Baraka in their time. We don't have Baraka, we do have Baraka with all the gadgets that we have. We have so much of time with us, but we need to make use of the time if there is a will, there is a way May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to read as much as possible mellows kind of magenta help us to ponder on his words. May Allah open our hearts towards understanding his words. May Allah subhana wa Jalla help us all to live a life that is in accordance to the Sunnah of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And just as
how unitrust here in this beautiful, Mr. Mayhew and I just in the gardens of Jenna may unite us at the house at the fountain with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May He grant us and bless us all with the opportunity to drink from the blessed hands of Mohammed Salatu was Salam O Allah, meanwhile
does it mean