Shoot For The Moon
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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A Jumuah sermon delivered on the 04th of March, 2016 at the Wellawatte Jumuah Masjid, Colombo 06 in Sri Lanka.
Bismillah R Rahman Al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa Sallim wa ala
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Allah De Filippo Nafisa.
we commence by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala who is no doubt our Creator sustainer nourisher protector and cure. We asked him Subhana Allah to Java 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 them.
My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, first and foremost, I advise myself and then all of you all present to adopt a life of taqwa. And that is to fear Allah subhanho wa Taala and to be conscious of him gender wise, 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 many makers from the victorious and successful ones, I mean,
the topic for today's kotoba is inshallah Dinah shoot for the moon. And I'm going to be talking about high aspirations or luvable him in the Arabic language. The other day, I was reading an interesting Hadith of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam. And very recently, I also was listening to a talk by a scholar from the lands of Arabia in regard to this. And this Heidi is a hadith that has been narrated by Brad bass or the Allahumma and it has been classified by Bernie Kamala as well.
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wash Rafa, wakrah, subsurface outcome, Allah Allah salatu salam, the Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala he loves great matters. This is a loose translation to the Hadith because there are a number of meanings and definitions that can be encompassed within the few words of the prophets of Allah while he already was selling. Nonetheless, the point that I'm trying to highlight is high aspirations but realize that a lot more anybody SLM is reported to have said that Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala he loves great matches. My earlier move was Rafa noble metrics, well yet pro surfer and he dislikes lowly inferior methods. In the sense scholars who explain this idea, they say that we're supposed to
strive. We're supposed to strive when it comes to what we do be worldly matters or matters related to Alaska. And this is basically the concept of it. We know that there's something called axon, the Arabic language we know that there is something called axon within the framework of Sharia. But at times, we fail to understand the broader meaning of such
a sort of mindset a lot more I knew it was lm in one particular generation.
This ad, has been narrated by Abu Musab Shri Rama Mohan it has been recorded by among
others, and it is sorry it is an authentic hadith according to the conditions of the chefin Mr. Buhari Anima Muslim Rahim Allah and the Novation goes along the lines of these words, once was sort of I said a long while he when he was seven, he was traveling with a group of his companions. And this was a
outskirts of Medina far away from Medina. And he passes by a locality or vicinity and he sees attempt there. He stops by the 10th. And there was an individual there who will come
and treated him very well. He treated him very well and he was very hospitable towards the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said food for him, he did all kinds of good things for the prophets of Allah while he already was and so after the prophets of Allah, while it was Adam had rested, and after he had refreshed himself, he was about to leave, he looks at the management and he tells him, if you ever come to Medina, if you ever come to Medina, perhaps portrayed or some other purpose, please don't forget to come meet me, because I have a debt to pay along the lines of these words. So after a period of time, the man he visits Medina, he visits Medina and he remembers the words of the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So he goes straight to the prophets of Allah while you are listening,
said a lot while he was overjoyed that this man had come. So he treated him well, just as how the man had treated the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was very hospitable. And after all, those two lies that Allah while he was the best of individuals, when it came to treating others Well, he was the pinnacle of good conductors, sort of I said a lot while he was in it. So he treated him really well. And the man was about to leave now after his errand was over. Now the sort of lights that allow it when he was saying, and looks at the man and tells him, please ask of me, ask something of me because I wish to gift you something. I wish to gift you something. And I want you
to ask that of me and I'll give it to you ask anything, whatever you want.
The man thinks we'll have for a while. And you know, we might think that this is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam telling the man asked me whatever you want. It's not just any ordinary individual, okay? If you were in front of a king, if you were in front of a rich individual, you could perhaps ask for riches, you could ask for materialistic possessions, things related to this world. But here you are. Put yourself in the shoes of the man in front of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he's saying us whatever you want us whatever you want, and I'm prepared to give it to you inshallah Allah,
the main things for a while.
And surprisingly, he asks for a horse. He asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for a horse. He says, Can I have a horse to continue my journey? A sort of mindset along Why didn't he when he was 11, was puzzled a bit. But nonetheless, he looked at it, he looked at his companions, and he said, Give him a horse, a horse was given to the man, and once again, was to realize that a lot while he was alone, he looked at the man and said, Hello to us, whatever you want of me. Ask whatever you want of me, the mentor for a while again, and this time he asks the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Can I have a dog to look after my sheep? You know, a hunting dog? Can I have a dog
to look after my sheep?
A lot while you it was lm. Again, he is surprised, but it looks at his companions and says, give him what he wants. Give him what he wants. Now, the third time was to realize that Allahu Allah when he was a lamb looks at the man and says, asked me what you want. Ask something of me asked me what you want. The man thinks for a while. And then I can't recall whether the man asked for something else but nonetheless was too long. He said a lot. Why didn't you tell him at that point? He looked at the man and said, Can't you at least ask that which the old lady of Bengal is Ryan asked Musa alayhis Salatu was Salam. Can't you at least ask that which the old lady from the tribe of Banu Islam, he
asked Musashi salatu salam, because those are the ones that a long while he was feeling dejected, that the man was not aspiring towards the higher things, but instead he was focused on lowly matters, such as horses and dogs and whatnot related to this world. He wasn't understanding and feathering that he was that he was in front of the prophets that Alomar anybody was sent him that he can that he could ask matters related to an era from the prophets of Allah while he was said. So at that time, the companions were around, they wanted to know in regard to this old lady of why he or she and what's her story.
he mentions that during the time of Mussolini salatu salam wa salatu salam he was traveling with dead when we saw him and suddenly what happened was everything went down. They were in pitch darkness, they were in pitch darkness and they could not make their way forward and loose early so that was one was puzzled as to why this darkness had suddenly engulfed them. Then the when we saw it, they came forward and they said yeah, Musa almost
we think we know why this darkness has engulfed and surrounded us masala to salami asked and why what is it what has happened? They said, Well, you know, before you use AlLahi salatu salam was sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala
As a prophet and our tribe, our people took a covenant, a covenant, an oath, a promise with use of our nation that was the lamb. Because he instructed us that if we were to ever travel, we were supposed to take his body with us. We were supposed to take his body with us. He instructed us to take his body with us wherever we go. And now we have left, we forgot about use of it. salatu salam, and we feel that the darkness has engulfed us because of breaking that promise that we had with that great prophet, Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam. So those who that they said this musala salatu salam, he asked them okay, so where is the Prophet Yusuf? alayhi salatu salam Bedi, so that we may fulfill
his promise Where is he?
Where is the grave of the Prophet Yusuf? alayhi salatu salam
the when we saw it, they said we don't know because that is something that we have forgotten but we know one thing there is this one old lady and she has knowledge in regard to the precise location as to where use of it is now to salon has been buried. So musala slackbot salon he asked them okay, where is this old lady? They tell him where she is and masala is not wassalam goes to her and all three lady. She's so old, back is bent into to Busan, a Serato. salon, he goes to her, and he tells her about the predicament about the issue. And then he asks, Can you please tell me where the Prophet Yusuf alayhi salatu salam is very so that I can fulfill the promise that your tribe has made
She looks at Mousavi salatu salam and she says, Okay, I will share that piece of knowledge with you. But under one condition, I want you to grant me a wish, if you will, in the sense you have to make dua for what I want. There is something that I want and I want you to make dua for that. musalla he said he was surprised and be to winning as we read the narration may surprise because this woman has never met musante salatu salam, this is the first encounter. And due to the advantage, the leverage because she had this piece of vital information with her she was using that as leverage. And she wanted musante salatu salam to make one particular to alpha. So Musa salatu salam because at the end
of the day, he wanted to know where the Prophet use violence that was known was very to fulfill the promise towards the Prophet. He looks at me says fine, what is it that you want? She says, I want you to make dua that I be granted companionship with you in.
I want you to make the IB with you. Omarosa alayhi salatu salam.
Salam was hesitating because this is the first encounter with him. He was hesitating a bit. And whilst he was hesitating in that regard, Allah Subhana hoards Allah revealed unto musala his salatu salam, grant her wish in the sense make dua for that make the offer that
he may do after the old lady. She gives him the information that he wanted. They found the grave of the Prophet Yusuf Alayhi salat wa salam, and the minute they took the body of use of Elisa to Salaam, out the darkness immediately vanished and the whole path the way was filled with light.
This is connected to that Hadith and like I said, the Hadith is authentic according to the conditions of the chef and Imam Bukhari Muslim Rahim of Mama.
Okay, so coming back to the Hadith, or sort of Why is that a long while?
He mentioned this particular incident, because he wanted this man to have higher aspirations to ask for something that is related to Alaska, you are in front of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and you're asking for horses. You're asking for dogs, but instead, aspire for an agenda and ask for something that is greater. And my dear respected elders and brothers in this time you need to understand something that's very important. Our Deen is based upon intentions in the mill Ama lupini. Yet, according to a very famous Hadith of the prophets of Allah while evaluation Salah actions are based upon our intentions, you can place great intentions but sadly we attained we
restrict our intentions thereby restricting the reward that we can secure from a loss.
Remember, the treasuries of allies are vast and infinite.
And you know the concept of infinity is really interesting. When we say infinite we mean that there is no end to it, the knowledge of Allah subhana wa Jalla is infinite allies of agenda is infinite Allah subhanho wa Taala he has no beginning he has no end. And sometimes we loosely throw about this term and we say okay, we you know, we understand infinity, but infinity is actually a very, very complex thing that we human beings cannot fathom, we cannot understand. Mathematicians in the house would attest to what I'm saying. Infinity the concept of infinity in mathematics is divided into two you have actual infinite and potential in
And for a fact actual infinite do not and cannot exist in this world. Because you do have philosophers, you do have scientists you do have atheists who claim that this universe is infinite. This universe is not infinite why this universe is a creation from the creations of Allah subhanho wa Taala and it is only Allah who is infinite even medical mouth is not infinite. At one point the last behind which Allah will command medical mode to take his own soul and he will die and only Allah will remain Allahu Ahad has no beginning and has no end, only Allah will remain. And at that point, along with a question a lot asked limonene will Coolio and to whom does Dominion belong
today? To whom does rule belong today? To whom does power belong today and there will be no one. None of the dictators none of the rulers, none of the tyrants none of the diabolical rulers will exist to respond. And it will only be Allah Subhana Medina who will respond to Himself will it work
that it belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala, the one the competitive, the most powerful,
infinity cannot exist in this world. Let me give you an example. For infinity. If I were to say that I can give you an infinite number of fish curries, an infinite number of fish cards, to give you an infinite number of fisheries, I would have to have a heap of infinite fish, infinite fish. And for me to have a heap of infinite fish like safe, I will tell you what I have a heap of infinite fish at home, my house my house was smelled like a fish market. But nonetheless, if you were to say, Okay, I want to come have a look at that infinite pile of fish or heap of fish. And if you would have come and say you know what I can see but I can count it, I can count to the 100,000 fish or 200,000 fish,
then that cannot be considered infinite. Why it's countable. When we say something is infinite, you cannot count it, there is no end to it. There is no end to it. There have been famous mathematicians who have spoken about this. And they have put forth examples to highlight the fact that if an actual infinite word to exist in this world, it would result in paradoxes that we cannot fathom. It would be absurd. Like say, for example, the famous German mathematician by the name David Hilbert. He quoted an example a hypothetical example, it was an interesting example. You know, if we had a presentation to run with it, it would be easier to understand, but I'll try to simplify it very
quickly. He quoted an example known as Hilbert hotel, if you want to check it out later on can Google it, there are videos on it, you can check it out Hilbert hotel. It's an interesting example. Hilbert hotel is a hypothetical hotel, it's already a hotel, it is a hypothetical hotel that has an infinite number of rooms, pay, pay attention and listen to me attentively and you will get the example of Sharma. The hotel has an infinite number of rooms. And the hotel has an infinite number of guests, infinite number of rooms, infinite number of guests, resulting in what the hotel being full, right, obviously, infinite number of rooms, infinite number of guests. Now what happens is one
guest turns up at the reception, and asks the manager for a room. Now the manager thinks for a wide infinite number of rooms, we have an infinite number of rooms, and we have an infinite number of guests. All the rooms are full. But then he thinks for a while because he's a good mathematician. And he says, You know what, I think I can free up a room for you, I think I can free up a room for you in what he does, he moves the guest, who is in room number one to rule number two, the guests rule number 223-324-4255 to six and onwards until infinity, resulting in rule number one becoming free. Rule number one becomes free. And he asks the guests who can who came to the counter to move
into room number one, problem solved.
Now after a while, what happens is that an infinite number of guests turn up at the reception at the counter. He moved the guests in the room and freed up one room, and now the hotel is full. Now an infinite number of guests turn up at the counter. And they asked for rooms. The hotel manager thinks the rooms are all full. But then again, he applies his mind and he says you know what, I think I can do something you know what he does. He moves the guest in room number one to the power of two, listen to me attentively the guest in room number one to the power of two, two to the power of two, three to the power of two. So basically guests and rule number one moves to do two to four, three to
six, four to eight, five to 10, six to 12. Remember these are all even numbers what's happening to the odd numbers the odd numbers are becoming 31221 became 32243 became free. Three Two became free. Or 1221 and two have become one is free but two is full. 2243 has become free three to six five has become free.
Five to 10, five has become free seven becomes free, nine becomes free, all the odd numbers become free because the even numbers all multiplied into two, he asked the infinite number of guests who came in to move in into the, into the odd numbered rooms or the odd numbered rooms and he multiplies that into infinity, resulting in all those guests being filled up in the odd numbered rooms. Now, this kind of a hotel can never exist in the real world, because even if it were to exist, the manager would have to put out a board saying rooms full and then rooms empty, and he would also make an infinite amount of money. It's an absurdity that cannot exist in this world. Likewise, this
example can be applied to time as well. But time does not permit for me to quote that example. It is an absurdity you cannot apply infinity to time because time is also a creation of Allah subhana wa Tada. Time has a beginning time has an end and it will most definitely end. Nonetheless, coming back to the treasuries of Allah subhanho wa Taala the treasures of the lies are infinite. Therefore we as believers are slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala we need to aspire to gain those rewards from Allah subhanho wa Taala in terms of our intentions, were supposed to intent great things, great things, say you're going to sleep you don't necessarily or we don't necessarily place proper intentions, but
if you want you can convert that sleep into reward into a means of you acquiring reward by you intending I'm going to sleep to rejuvenate my sleep. So I'm going to sleep to refresh myself to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala better, I'm going to sleep to wake up at the Hajj and worship Allah subhanho wa Taala I'm going to sleep to wake up and wake up on time and worship Allah subhanho wa Taala was to eat you can intend that I'm eating this food to strengthen myself to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and my dear brothers in Islam, every morsel of food that you put in your mouth will be considered a Nevada every wink that you sleep will be considered an act of a bath and you
will be rewarded by Allah subhanho wa Taala it is all about our intentions. In terms of our eyes. We're supposed to ask for great things in a lot of you hit boom Eilean moon, look at this beautiful Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to frequently ask a concise and short da
Asana Latina de la Allah grant us the best in this world, the best in the hereafter and save us from the fire of Johanna. So it's it's not a harm to live a good it is not at all considered something wrong to live a good life as long as you live within the framework of Sharia because the words of the prophets of Allah Allah, Allah, Allah grant us the best in this world. And the scholars who explained this dryer say best in the sense a good job, a good life, a good house, a good family, a good vehicle, all of the good things in this world and grant us the best in an era and they explained the best and after is obviously primarily the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the
gender war cleaner. And Ola save us from the blazing Inferno of johannah. So we're supposed to ask for great things and aspire for great things. As believers, we're supposed to strive for excellence and that's the concept of the I decided that the inception of assays will allow you to sit in and in a number of places number four Allah subhanho wa Taala states that he loves the mostly known and who are the most known, they are the ones who strive for excellence in in in la vida and in all matters related to themselves. They strive for excellence. It is upon us to become believers, Muslims who strive for excellence, it is upon us to become ultra productive Muslims today you have ultra
productive individuals when it comes to the corporate world when it comes to perhaps counseling psychology and all these things. But what about applying those concepts into your day to day lives in terms of in terms of striving for the best in this world as well as the last one?
He was going to be talking about gender he asked us a habit to ask for a full dose. When you ask for gender don't just make law or give me agenda but instead make dua Allah give me full dose and Allah the highest of all genders, the highest of all gardens of Paradise. According to one I did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described him and said the agenda has 100 levels and agenda to those is the highest of them all. So why is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam encourage them to make dua to ask for the highest of all paradise, the highest of all gardens of Paradise, because for them to have high aspirations, and Allah subhanho wa Taala is according to how we think of him.
So if you have powerful intentions, powerful ambitions and high aspirations and if you make dua and work towards those aspirations, no doubt Allah subhanho wa Taala will answer those two hours and help you achieve and realize those dreams those aspirations in sha Allah data. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all to do so many eyes, images forgive all of us, you
May he accept our good deeds. And just as how unitrust in this beautiful message men unite us in the goddess of gender with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam. I mean, what's the Dharma and from the deafblind I mean