Channel: Muiz Bukhary
A Jumuah sermon delivered on the 29th of April, 2016 at the Borella Jumuah Masjid, Colombo 08 in Sri Lanka.
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all praise and thanks be to Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala who is no doubt creator sustainer nareesha protector and cure, we asked him to behind him was Allah 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
mighty 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 to fear Allah subhanho wa Taala. And to be conscious of images of a 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 may He make us from the victorious and successful ones. I mean,
inshallah Allah The topic for today is what is the purpose of life, the purpose of life, as believers as slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala as the creation of Allah Subhana Medina.
I think we all would attest to the fact that it is important that we understand that we clearly understand the purpose of our lives, as to what we are doing here and as to why Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah has created all of us and who better than Allah subhanho wa Taala himself to tell us in regard to why He created us and Allah azza wa jal in regard to the purpose behind our creation, he states in the noble Koran warmer
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allowed the Almighty He says, I have not created gene kind or mankind for any other purpose. I have not created gene kind of mankind for any other purpose other than everybody other than Ava. So inshallah we are going to be defining Ava and we're going to talk a little bit about Ava, but before I delve into rabada, there's something important that I want to highlight. Yes, this is the the Hadith or the objective behind Allah subhanho wa Taala creating us but we also have to understand that there is an even more ultimate objective and objective behind Riba to that Allah subhanho wa Taala highlights in the noble for an in another place. He's behind the horns Allah. He talks about
the objective behind the Rebbe just amazing. Amazing behind Eva, let's hear what Allah subhanho wa Taala has to say about the objective behind the bed and do you know what the objective behind the Riba is? Yeah, yohanna
como la de Hola, como la de Nami? phobia, Nicola Allah.
Omen all mankind? Yeah. yohannes Dora Bakula de Hala Kakuma, Lebanon public. worship your Lord, the one who created all of you as well as the ones before you all. Now comes about the ultimate objective. There. I'll let him take the poll so that you adopt taqwa so that you become from the people of taqwa so that you adopt the fee
And the consciousness of your maker, because no sooner you adopt Aqua and that's the whole purpose behind the ibadah. We indulge and we involve in Nevada to inculcate taqwa no sooner takua permeates your life No sooner taqwa governs every single action of yours. You become an individual who has secured victory in this world as well as the hereafter. So many respected elders and brothers in Islam talking about a battle what exactly is a bad i mean if I were to loosely translated into the English language, either can be defined or translated as worship as worship and some of us some of us a llama Rahim Allah. We have this misconception that we think that the Rebbe is only sala de vida
is only Salah or Riba is only sia fasting or Eva is only zeca eva is only Hajj. You see some of us have this misconception that we restrict Riba to a particular act of worship. But on the other hand, Riba is a lot more broader, and it is an umbrella term that incorporates a number of things, a number of things. Email, maybe there's no law in terms of defining a bar that he says that a bar that unites two principles, very interesting, profound words and if you pay an attempt to veer inshallah, it will benefit you all may Allah subhanho wa Taala open the doors of beneficial knowledge for you and I for all of us. I mean, I bet that unites two principles. Number one, the
extremity of love with the extremity of humbleness, submissiveness, we're talking about here in the Arabic language, where we submit ourselves to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then he goes on to say, that if an individual loves Allah, but does not submit himself to Allah, He does not know Allah, nor has he worshipped Allah, ma.
Omar Abdullah, he does not know his Lord, nor has he worshipped his Lord. On the other hand, if you have an individual who has submitted himself completely, he adheres to the commandments of Allah, he stays away from all that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has prohibited, but he does not love Allah Subhana Allah, he's doing it perhaps due to compulsion, he is doing it perhaps because he's forced to doing it. Even this individual man out of Alabama. He does not know his Lord, nor has he worshipped his Lord.
Sir Eva in a nutshell, comprises of two very important principles, the extremity of love. And when we say love, we're talking about the purest form of love, to love the fountainhead of love, to love the source of love, to love the creator of love, who is none other than Allah subhanho wa Taala to love alized the extremity of love, united with the extremity of humility and submissiveness, where you submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala What is the meaning of Islam? What is the meaning of being a Muslim Aslam I use limoux means to submit yourself where you made your brother have submitted yourself to the will and the commandments of Allah Subhana Medina so the extremity of love coupled
with the extremity of submissiveness and humility scheffel Islam even a Tamia Rahim Allah on the other hand, he brings about another beautiful definition for Ava in a nutshell, he says that
he is moon Jamia liquid Lima, you hibou La Jolla la mina. Amalia was
amazing. A very concise, to the point.
Definition in a nutshell. He says Eva here is when Jeremy Eva is an umbrella term rabada is an umbrella term I hope you make a mental note of what I'm giving you in Charlotte. This is a beautiful definition of arriba and this clears all misconceptions. Here is when Jeremy Reba is an umbrella term. Liquid Lima you hate boo boo La Jolla bajo mille Amal is
an umbrella term that incorporates
all actions, initially all statements and all actions outwardly and inwardly that are pleasing unto Allah subhanho wa Taala amazing. I know I might have gone a bit fast Let me repeat it for those who want to hear it for a second time and maybe a third time as well. Insha Allah, here is mon Jameer, liquid Lima Yoshi boo La Jolla bajo Mina Aqua and evil robot Tina. Eva is an umbrella term that incorporates every single statement of yours, every single action of yours, outwardly and inwardly that are pleasing unto Allah subhanho wa Taala so Now do you understand how broad this term Riba is Riba is an umbrella term, every single statement of yours everything
single action of yours if it is pleasing unto Allah subhanho wa Taala then it is considered Riba Allahu Akbar because some people think Allah subhana wa Jalla mentions of the Quran the ayah that I read a while ago woman, Hala Cartagena will insert ilaria boon. I have not created Jin kind or mankind for any other purpose other than arriba. So some individuals question learn that people they are shares, does that mean that I have to spend my entire life in sajida? Does that mean that I have to spend my entire life in Sala? Does that mean that I have to spend my entire life in Korea? No, you don't have to Why? Every single statement of yours if it is pleasing unto Allah subhanho wa
Taala it is classified as their Eva, every single action of yours if it is pleasing unto Allah subhana wa Jalla it is classified as a verb. And we're not only talking about outwardly actions, we're talking about inwardly actions as well. A lot of extra actions that are related to your heart. We have outwardly actions such as Salah, Terra Koran, prayer, reading the Quran.
Fasting, the month of Ramadan is just around the corner. You offering nephele prayers, optional prayers, performing hajj or Umrah, tawaf, all of these are
outwardly actions and then you have a whole a great deal. A great list of inwardly actions as well that are connected to your heart. Toba is too far as long as the aka the word cool. All these amazing concepts are connected to your heart, inwardly actions, you purifying your heart from all negative qualities, negative attributes, you filling your heart with positivity with goodness, with positive qualities, this is also considered in Nevada Allahu Akbar, every single statement of yours, according to the words of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. Listen to the Hadith attentively. Men can be lazy when young men acid failure cool Hi, Ron Ali is not the one who believes in Allah and the
Last Day and let him speak a good word or remain silent. And subpoena law. We live in a time and an era where I think we type more than we speak in reality, we comment on Facebook, we type on WhatsApp, on Instagram, on Twitter, on all of these platforms more than how much we speak. And there are certain individuals who think who have a misconception that the Hadith that was just mentioned is not applicable for typing too. So they say the sort of lies that along with anybody would say them said, speak a good word or remain silent. He did not say type of good words. So perhaps I can go about typing harmful words, maybe I can go about typing offensive comments, offensive messages,
and this idea does not apply to that. But in reality, this idea by extension applies to your activity online as well. Every single thing that you type, every single thing that you say, make sure gauge that statement of yours gauge every single word as to whether it is productive, whether it is worthwhile, is it a message of goodness, or am I about to hurt someone? Am I about to dishonor someone, am I about to break the heart of someone, Allahu Akbar, Islam is a beautiful religion, that is a complete package. And we have to embrace the entire package, when we submit to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It will not suffice for an individual to make it to the masjid and pray the
five Salawat and get away. No, you have to embrace the entire package when you submit unto Allah subhanho wa Taala there is no point in you only mastering or perfecting the outwardly actions and not mastering and perfecting the inwardly actions, Allahu Akbar, even even when it comes to criticizing others, as believers, we have to be open to constructive criticism, we have to be open to constructive criticism, sometimes after a talk after a Juma sermon as I descend, and as I make my way outside, there may be a few few brothers who come up to me and say, Chef, maybe you should have spoken a little more quietly, maybe you should have spoken a little more slowly, maybe you should
have used the, you know, easier words for us to understand. Maybe this may be that and they give me constructive criticism. And me as an individual, I should be open to that, that constructive criticism, and I should take it in a positive way and not, you know, look at them and say, Who are you? And what right, do you have to correct me, I'm the chef. I'm the scholar, I'm the hottie. I don't have to listen to you and I will deliver the hotel by the way I want to deliver the hotel. Now, that's not the attitude of a believer. Obviously, I have to embrace the constructive criticism, and maybe that will help me improve my ways. But on the other hand, you have certain individuals who
are chronic critics. They can't help but see the negatives of others. It's not constructive criticism is just that they only see the faults in others. They can't see the goodness in others. They can't see the
positive sign in others No, this is wrong, we must strike a balance where we give credit where it is due. If someone is doing something good, then we praise that individual, we give that individual a positive push and not a negative shove, we have to be individuals who nurture these young talents and bring them up, we should help individuals climb up the ladder and not push them down, push them down and try to hog the spotlight. This is not the teaching of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and even when offering criticism, we should offer it in a very diplomatic kind and intelligent way.
You know, very interestingly, in the story of use of AlLahi Salatu was Salam.
At the very inception of the surah, what happens is that I'm sure most of you might be aware, what happens little use of okay, because whenever we think of the story of use, while is not Muslim, we imagine use of our listener to slam the prophet and adult. But in reality at the beginning of the story, he was a young boy, according to most of the scholars of Tafseer. He was around seven to eight years of age seven to eight years, a young small boy.
He witnesses a powerful dream, a powerful vision. And what does he do? He goes to his father, whom he obviously loves a lot and trusts a lot to confide in Him in regard to this dream. And Allah mentions that particular conversation that took place between father and son. Amazing, so many powerful lessons to be deduced. But I want to highlight on one point in Sharla, so usually start with Sam he goes to his father and he says,
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A tomb Nisa god, oh, my beloved father. Indeed, I saw 11 stars, celestial objects, I saw 11 stars. I saw the sun and the moon. Now he's setting up the stage to tell the story. Oh, my father, I saw all of them. I saw them prostrating unto me. Now this media brothers mighty respected elders and brothers in Islam is a powerful, powerful dream. And who has seen a prophet of Allah has seen it and who is about to interpret the dream and understand the dream, another prophet of Allah yaku la salatu salam, and as you all know, Yusuf Ali salat wa salam. He was even a Kareem Kareem, Kareem Abdul Karim. He was the son of a noble Prophet, the son of a noble Prophet, the son of a noble
Prophet, the son of a noble prophet Why? He was used as the son of yaku. The son of his half, the son of Ibrahim, Abraham, I let him was Salatu was salam, a powerful prophet. He's witnessed this dream, and jacobellis that Muslim immediately understands that this is not just any ordinary dream, it is a powerful dream with a powerful and optimistic message from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you know, what was the advice that he gave us for a start Muslim right after you know what he told him the next ayah Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions por la buena de Su Su.
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OB GYN. No father advises his son. This is amazing, intelligent fatherly advice. And this is a lesson for all fathers.
He looks at his son and he says, Oh my beloved Son, la Taku Yaga Allah acquatic do not go and tell your siblings because he had 11 brothers in total, he had a younger brother by the name Benjamin Binyamin, and apart from that he had another 10 brothers, and according to scholars of history, use varnish that was lemon Binyamin Well, from one mother and the other 10 Brothers, from another lady, another
woman and otherwise, basically.
So you jacoba to Islam looks at us. That was him. He tells him Oh, my dear son, do not go and tell this dream. It's a good dream. Now nightmares. You're not supposed to go and tell people about your nightmares. You're supposed to keep it with you. Now this is a good dream, a powerful dream, an optimistic dream. But still the father advises him, don't go and tell your brothers because for your key do like a Qaeda, they might plot against you a mighty plotting, okay, and he does not stop there. He goes on to say something very, very interesting. And that's the point I'm trying to highlight here in sha Allah in Shavasana insomnia do indeed the devil is a manifest and clear enemy
Now let's analyze this ayah very quickly, as you all might be aware, useful is not to slam never, ever
told his brothers about the dream. But even without telling them about the dream, as you all know, they plotted against their own little brother users, okay? they plotted, they hatched this plan. And they took him away from their father, they removed his shirt, and they dumped him into the bottom of an abandoned and dark Well, a boy who was just seven to eight years their little brother. So as you can see this destructive, destructive quality of jealousy and envy, it pushed them to this brink, this brink of chaos, this brink of committing such an atrocity, a crime, where they went and dumped their brother, without even feeling the slightest of kindness towards their brother. They dumped him
into the dark abyss of an abandoned well, okay, this was before this was even though he did not tell them about the dream. So you can just imagine, one can just imagine what if he had told them about the dream law, they might have even burst with envy. And at the end of the day, you have to understand that they all sons of jacobellis law to Islam, but the father, he understood, he was very intelligent, and he understood, and he felt certain jealous wives between the siblings, and he did not want to fanned the flames of jealousy. He did not want to aggravate the jealous feelings. And that's why he advised his son against going and telling them about the dream. But the point that I
want to highlight is, he goes on to criticize the boys,
the other 10 boys, he says what for your key to like a Qaeda, they might plot against you a mighty plotting, but then as you can see, he stops himself there. He does not go on to talk bad about them. He does not go on to say Oh, how evil of them, how bad of them? How mischievous of them. But instead what does he do? He immediately transfers the blame over to shape on the very next part of the ayah in a shape on and in Santiago movie. I hope you're getting what I'm trying to highlight here. He started off by saying your brothers might plot against you. But instead of coming down harsh and talking bad about the brothers, he immediately transferred the blame over to Sherpa and he said in a
shutdown I live in sunny Idaho moving indeed the devil is a clear and manifest enemy unto mankind. So likewise, my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, when we criticize others, okay, it is part of constructive criticism. And it is part of Islamic etiquette that say if you are highlighting the fault of someone else, that you after highlighting it, you transfer the blame onto Chevron. Let me give you an example.
Say an issue crops up between two spouses, a husband and a wife, okay, a husband and a wife, they are ready to acknowledge their mistake and move forward. Okay, now there is this conversation where apologies are being exchanged. The husband looks at the wife and says, You know what, it's not your fault. Whatever happened happened. Let's forget about it. Let's put it behind us. And let's move forward. Now that's one way of apologizing and it will work inshallah. But the better way to do it just as how jacobellis lotto slam did was how you say, okay, something happened, or whatever happened, a mistake happen. But you know, what you are not to be blamed chef on is to be blamed.
Just imagine, the minute a husband immediately transfers because at times, you know, what happens between friends, between associates, between partners, between spouses, we play the blame game, we play the blame game, where we're blaming one another pointing fingers at one another. And because of this blame game, the fight the problem keeps on continuing and it is never ever solved. On the other hand, if you immediately transfer the blame onto SharePoint, let's say the husband, mother, look at the wife and say, You know what, it's not your fault. It was shared on it was at the spur of the moment, the devil came and he made this problem, you know, in between us, he made the problem crop
in between us, you are not to be blamed. shaitaan is to be blamed. Let's forget about it. Let's turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And let's move forward. Amazing. The minute you say this, the minute you transfer the blame to share porn, you neutralize the situation, you neutralize the situation and you are able to move forward. And that is exactly what iacobelli is not to slam did.
He did not come down on the brothers in a condescending manner, even though he knew that was wrong for them to harbor jealousy against their little brother. But he transferred the blame on to Chevron. And an important point to be highlighted My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam is that when transferring the blame onto Chevron, it is only applicable when you criticize others, not when criticizing yourself. Like say for example, after indulging in a mistake or sin, you can't look at yourself and say, Oh, the other day I listened to the hotbar and the chef said, Do not criticize transfer the blame or to shed light on so you can look at yourself and say you know what, don't
worry, don't worry, it was shaytan who made you do it shaitan made you indulge in the sin shaitaan made you lie because if you do that you're not going to hold yourself accountable.
But you have to hold yourself accountable and correct yourself. But when correcting others, it is always the best way to criticize or transfer the blame onto Chevron. These are all little tips My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam to help us secure a pure heart. And coming back to a bada. What I'm trying to highlight here is that it's just not our outwardly actions, we also have to work on our inwards, our inwardly appearance just is how we are very concerned in terms of our outwardly actions. We all want to go on Hajj, we want to be known as a person that's performed Hajj or Umrah, we give our Sokka we pray, we fast we do all of this. Likewise, you have to work on your
inwardly appearance as well. Why are you doing all these outwardly actions? Have you secured Islam? Now? This is an inwardly action. Have you secured Islam? Are you doing it for the sake of Allah? subhanho wa Taala? Or are you doing it for name and fame? Are you doing it to be known as a righteous person? I mean, society, are you doing it to be known as a philanthropist, you have to keep checking your heart, you need to keep tabs on your heart. And this is the complete package in regard to a bother, you need to master flowers, and you need to master the deeds that you're doing outwardly, you need to master the concept of tawakkol you need to master the concept of Toba, you
need to master the concept of taqwa. These are all things that need to be mastered, outwardly and inwardly, to fulfill the objective of arriba that's when you fulfill the objective of a bother. I hope I've shed some light in regard to this umbrella term, this beautiful term known as a Bada, which is the purpose of our lives within the short time that I had with you all. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open the doors of understanding for all of us and
forgive all of our sins except our good deeds and just as how he unite Russia and the Bora lambasted may unite us in the gardens of gender with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I mean, our Shangri La horrible. I mean