Channel: Muiz Bukhary
Friday sermon delivered by Sheikh Muiz Bukhary on the 21st of November, 2014 at Assalaam Masjid, Okachimachi, Tokyo, Japan
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All praise and thanks to Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala who is our Creator, sustainer nareesha protector and cura. We praise him as a virgin. We thank Him, we exalt Him, we glorify Him, and we send the choices of blessings and salutations. We ask Allah azza wa jal to send his choices of blessings and salutations upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of
the best of speech is the speech of Allah subhana wa Tada.
And the best of guidance, the best way of life is the life the guidance that our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came with.
The worst of matters are the newly invented matters, every newly invented matter, in the religion is a misguidance. And every misguidance is in the fire of jahannam in the fire of hell May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us all.
First and foremost, I advise myself and then all of your present here My dear brothers and sisters, to adopt a life of taqwa. And what is Taka? Taka is to fear Allah azza wa jal to fear Allah, the Almighty and also to be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala during every single second of our lives, if we wish to attain success in this world, as well as the Hereafter, as our maker rightfully states in the noble Koran, in
the indeed for the people of taqwa is Mufasa what is Mufasa victory success in this world, as well as the hereafter May Allah azza wa jal make us all from the people of taqwa I mean,
and secondly, I advise myself and then all of you all once again, to thank our make to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for the numerous bounties and favors that he has conferred upon us. Last night we had a small reminder after salata Isha and this is the same thing I touched on. That is, in other words, we're supposed to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for the numerous bounties and favors he states in the noble Koran, we're in town do Nia moto la de la suha if you were to try and count the blessings, the favors of Allah that He has conferred upon all of us, that of suha you would not be able to encompass all of the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala because they are numerous in
number indeed. Therefore, it is upon us to tank Allah Subhana Medina, and this concept is known as shook in Arabic, a sugar in Arabic that we show gratitude. We thank Allah Subhana Medina, we thank Allah as the budget, and we will go on to discuss what sugar is or how we can show gratitude, what are the forms a few forms of showing gratitude and to our maker, but before that,
I would like to share with you all a very interesting story.
And this story is not a fairy tale. On the other hand, it is a hadith. It is a famous narration of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, which has been recorded in the book of Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah, a very authentic narration, a very authentic narration. And also as we all know, our beloved Prophet, he does not speak out of his own desires. womma anticlinal However, he does not speak out of his own desires, in who in what you have, but he speaks his divine revelation from Allah azza wa jal from Allah, the Almighty, so many, many moons ago. This took place many, many moons ago, long time ago. Allah the Almighty wish to test three individuals, three
individuals, He willed to test three individuals who were day. One was a leper, a person afflicted with leprosy, a condition a very
bad condition, a skin condition, leprosy. Yeah. The other individual was a bald man, a bald man. And the final individual was a blind man, three individuals, a leper,
a bald man and a blind man. So Allah behind him what Allah sent down an angel, the narration goes along the lines of these words, to test these three individuals. So the angel first went to the leper, the man who was afflicted with leprosy, and he asked him, What do you wish for in life? What do you wish
In life, the man said, I'm suffering. I'm suffering from leprosy. Everybody hates me. They detest me. They move away from me. I wish to have beautiful, good looking skin. The angel Praise to Allah azza wa jal, and the man is cured of his disease. He's cured of leprosy and he is blessed with beautiful good looking skin. And the package the deal is not in there. The angel then asks him, What do you wish from? Well, what do you wish from assets property? The man says, I like cameras. I like cameras the angel prays to Allah azza wa jal, and the man is blessed with a she camel, just one chicken. Now the angel moves on to the second man, a bald man. Remember narration is in Buhari? This
man, the angel asks him What do you wish for the man he does not have hair and he envies people having long hair. So he says I wish to have long, curly locks, long hair.
Angel Praise to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the man is blessed with long good looking here. Once again, the deal is not in there. What do you wish from wealth? property, you know, like the Aladdin's lamp, you rub the lamp and you get three wishes, something similar to that. So the man says I would like to have cows. So he was blessed with a pregnant cow. The man the angel moves the final individual, the blind man. And he asks the blind man, what do you wish for? man says all my life. I've lived in darkness. I've lived in darkness. And that's when you and I immediate brothers and sisters in Islam. We realize what a great blessing our eyesight is. Because at times we take it
for granted that we can just open our eyes and look at everything so clearly. They can we can make our way down a flight of stairs, that we have good eyesight. This is a blessing from Allah. My beloved chef Imam Ibn Al Karim Rahim Allah is reported to have said from one of his teachers, I mentioned this last night, that if you wish to gauge the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala just one blessing. Close your eyes for a few moments. What happens for a few seconds what happens? When you close your eyes, everything around you goes down, you can't even see. You need someone to help you out. You need to feel to walk. And then you realize what a great blessing that you are
experiencing every single minute every single second. But you know, in reality, we're not showing gratitude unto Allah subhanho wa Taala for that blessing. There are many blessings in that nature. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all to become thankful unto him. I mean,
so the met the angel goes to the blind man and asked him what you wish for. The blind man says I wish to see with clarity. I want to see the world I want to see the beauty of Allah subhanho wa Taala narration goes along the lines of these words, the angel Praise to Allah and the man is cured, he can immediately see Allahu Akbar. And then he asked him What do you wish for from property from Well, the man says, I would like to have sheep, the angel prays and he is blessed with a pregnant sheep. After some time, what happens is all these three individuals are blessed even further, but Allah Subhana horadada these pregnant animals give birth, and the man who was given a pregnant
camera that multiplies and becomes results in a whole valley filled with cameras, Allahu Akbar, the second individual, a whole flock, so many flocks of In other words, so many herds of cows, you get a valley full of counts, the final individual flocks of sheep, a valley full of sheep. And now comes the test of Allah subhana wa Tada. This is how it works. Many brothers and sisters in Islam, at times you might be enjoying life, Allah azza wa jal blesses an individual and then tests an individual. Now he's been cured. He's been blessed with wealth, and now the angel goes to the leper in the form of a leper.
The angel goes to the leper in the disguise in the guise of a leper, a man who has been afflicted with leprosy. He says, Yeah, Roger, I have been afflicted with leprosy, the angel now, I see that Allah has blessed you with so much of wealth, you own so many cameras? Can you give me something? The man says, what an absurd thing. It's through the sweat of my brow. I put in so much of hard work. And I acquired all of this wealth, this empire belongs to me, from where you come from, how can I impart my wealth with you just get away, move away. He forgot the time that he was a leper. And it was to the mercy of Allah, that he was cured. And now he owns so much of wealth. He forgot
all of that. And that is how we met our human beings, our allies the region has, we are not grateful unto Allah subhanho wa Taala. Sadly,
he chases the leper away. In other words, the angel Then the angel goes to the Baldy
He puts forward the same thing. He goes in the form of a bald man now. And then he says, I've been afflicted with a sickness. Can you please help me out? I see that you have so many herds of animals, please help me out. The man says, Look around, you see all this wealth. I inherited it. This is my ancestral wealth. Now the words, I come from a royal family,
blue blooded line. Yeah, this is all my wealth. I can't give you anything, he chases him away. Finally, the angel goes to the blind man in the form of a blind man. Feeling he can't see. He comes to me and says, Can you please help me out?
The blind man has the angel Look around you.
You see all this wealth. You see all the sheep. You see this whole valley full of sheep. It was all blessed to me by Allah subhana wa. I was a blind man. He cured me. And he blessed me with all of this.
Take whatever you wish, because none of this belongs to me. It belongs to Allah subhana wa Tada. The angel then says, I'm not really a blind man. I am an angel, sent by Allah azza wa jal. And you pass the test with flying colors, whilst your two companions failed the test, thereby incurring the anger of Allah azza wa jal upon them.
It is an amazing narration. And we have so much of lessons to derive from that particular narration many brothers and sisters in Islam, primarily, that our whole lives are soaked in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Hence the title for today's kotoba soaked in mercy. We are so in the mercy of allies of Asia. We are valuing in an ocean of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala a whole life all of our lives are permeated saturated in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We are enjoying the blessings of Allah as the region. We are so fortunate to be believing in Allah azza wa jal to be a part of the oma the Nation of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the greatest prophet, the
greatest nation, Allahu Akbar. Look at how many blessings how many blessings and for this My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, we have to show gratitude until last Mahanama done. So how do we show gratitude?
There are two things one is sugar in Arabic, sugar. I hope you all have with me sugar, and the other concept is hummed in Arabic This is how you recite Fatiha. Alhamdulillah your ability alameen How do you translate it all plays be to the Lord of the words. And I started off saying in Alhamdulillah indeed all praises for Allah Subhana Bhutan, so ham, and sugar are all most almost synonyms, almost similar in meaning, praising and thanking, there's a slight difference. Hand is generally done verbal, where you praise Allah subhana wa COVID whilst sugar entails actions, you must do certain things. And from them I would like to touch on three things very briefly. Primarily taco from one of
the greatest types of sugar is that you adopt the four is that you adopt taqwa what is taqwa some people have translated taqwa as the fear of Allah. And some people have translated the poor, as the consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
The best thing to say would be that it is a marriage of the two
is a marriage of the fear and the consciousness of Allah Subhana Allah because you see fear.
Fear is present in all of our hearts. Fear is an attribute that is present in all of our hearts. But it is not present. 24 seven. See, I'm sure all of us we are scared of lions, right? We all scared of lions. Just say a lion were to come storming inside the masjid now. I'm sure we all would run out of the masjid. We would all run Helter Skelter. Why? Because we're scared of the lion. But that doesn't mean from morning to evening from the time we wake up. Oh, I'm scared of a lion. I'm scared of a lion. This is not present with us. 24 seven. Whilst we're on our way to work. I'm scared of a lion I'm scared of and I know it manifests only when we see an iron perhaps. And that too when we see a
lion within a cage, we are not scared. If a lion is rampaging on the streets, yeah, then we're scared. So that's the thing with fear is not present all the time. But that cannot be the case with Allah.
You can't only think of Allah only when you remember Allah and the other times you can't ignore law No. So that's why we say it's better to be conscious. See, this concept of consciousness is where you remember Allah subhanho data all the time. Whether you be in a private location when nobody can see you or whether you
You'll be in public, whether you'll be amongst your friends, whether you'll be among strangers, you always conscious of Allah as a virgin, in all of your actions, you know, the Wherever I am, Allah knows a lot can see me, I have to fear him and I have to act in such a way that Ripley's Allah has this.
This is taqwa. And if you adopt this, Allahu Akbar, you are successful in this world as well as the hereafter. This is one of the types of showing gratitude. Why? Because if you don't comply, if you disobey Allah azza wa jal are you? Are you showing gratitude unto your maker?
If you are disobeying Allah, if you are doing things that he has prohibited you from doing, save that you have you you work for this fantastic boss,
which is very rare. So you work for a fantastic, very kind, loving boss who treats you really well an employer.
Yeah, when you betray him, if he tells you don't do this, will you do that? Will that be showing gratitude to your employer? No, you're betraying him, and he's not going to like it. Then what about the make the King of all kings, our beloved maker? How dare we disobey Him?
So one of the greatest types of sugar is that we adopt Aqua. Secondly, that we thank Allah azza wa jal wholeheartedly, a sugar bill called the be tank Allah wholehearted.
And how do you do that you need to sit down you need to ponder and think, oh, I've been blessed so much. This is a blessing indeed. You need to recognize the blessings of Allah, a good family, a good wife, a good spouse, good children, a good job, a steady income. I've got a roof over my head, I got food on my table.
I've got good health, my organs are all healthy
and connected to Allah. All of these things you need to think and ponder each person we all have different blessings of Allah that we are enjoying. So we need to ponder and recognize these blessings of Allah as origin. And finally, the last sincerity, whatever we do, we do for the sake of Allah, for the pleasure of Allah. Our existence is for the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal
for the pleasure of Allah. And if you bring in this concept media, brothers and sisters, in Islam, whatever you do, the time that you spend with your kids, if you're doing it for the pleasure of Allah, it becomes an alibi that you are, you're rewarded for it. The time that you spend with your spouse, if you're doing it for the pleasure of Allah. Why? Because you could be spending that time with some strange woman
in a harem where you will be earning the Wrath of Allah. But on the other hand, you're spending time with your spouse, your wife, if you're doing it for the pleasure of Allah, you are rewarded.
You're going to earn if you earn in a halal manner, you're earning a livelihood, if you do it for the pleasure of Allah, you are rewarded. Look at what an amazing religion we are following. Let me tell you, even the intimate relationship that you enjoy with your wife, you can convert it into an ibadah by doing it for the pleasure of Allah. Why because you could be doing the very same thing with a strange woman resulting in that becoming adultery, fornication, Xena Hara, but this you are doing it in a holiday with your spouse, it becomes an Alabama What an amazing real religion. I mean, where on earth? Have you seen a religion that considers even your intimate relationship as an act of
worship for the sake of Allah? Why are you following the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam The sooner you are rewarded for it. So if last, but ever we do, we do for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah, we do for the sake of Allah for the pleasure of Allah Subhana.
Thereby we secure success in this world, as well as the hereafter.
Many brothers and sisters in Islam, a believer has two wings. A believer has two wings like this is how a bird has two wings, two wings.
What are these two things one is gratitude. One is sugar, that we just touched on sugar, wondering, the other thing is sober, is patience. Can awake can a bird fly without two wings? If it only has one wing, it will be weak. Likewise, a believer needs two wings to fly And to Allah subhanho wa Taala to beautifully fly And to Allah subhanho wa Taala two wings and these two wings,
sugar and Saba. Whenever you recognize the blessing of Allah azza wa jal you thank Allah subhanho wa Taala
and at times you may have to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for even the trials that you're going through why because certain trials are blessings in disguise certain trials maybe you don't know because I'm not masterplan of Eliza virgin is
working behind the scenes you don't know. And our minds are so weak that we cannot understand this master plan of lost behind a hotel. Therefore it may look like a trial, a certain sickness, a certain problem, it's a client. At that point, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam we need to be patient for Southern German patients is beautiful in Allaha isobutene Indeed Allah is with the ones who are patient. Look at the story of use of Allah His salat wa salam, amazing story.
Long story, I cannot even try to encompass it in the few minutes that I have. But just to give you the gist of it, how did it all start?
His brothers go and dump him. His own brothers Yusuf Ali Serato salon in a well in a dark well. And now look at the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala you know what the end result was right?
His journey starts off from the well where his brothers go and dump him from the well. A caravan comes, takes him as a slave. He was he was he loved his father so much. His father loved him so much. He was the apple of the eye of his father.
A caravan comes and takes him as a slave.
Not just as an employee as slave, you know how slavery was at that time. You can't go anywhere, you can't do anything. You're under the master law. He was taken as a slave and sold
us a valet service. And then you know, he goes to a particular person's house to work. The mistress the lady of the house tries to seduce him. Look at the trials one after the other, he could have just given up, look at the trials being dumped into the well sold as a slave. And then the lady trying to seduce him at that point to he could have given in a rich lady seducing him. But then again, he said I fear Allah, Allah, Allah, I fear Allah.
Prison is better for me. And he refuses taqwa. He does not lose hope. He does not waver, he does not become a stick in the mud. And because of that, what happens? The master comes, everything happens and he's thrown into prison, another trial,
and how long he remains for so many years in the prison. And then we know the story where two people come to ask an interpretation of a dream, he interprets the dream with the help of Allah Subhana, WA Tada. He tells one of them, you will be freed. It was the interpretation of the dream, go and remind the king about me that I am here.
They have held me unjustly. That man forgets to tell the king he forgets. And after so many years, the king sees a dream. And then this man who was freed, he remembers Oh use or he serratos he interpreted my dream he tells the king and then the king calls for use of Allah His wrath was ceram. And use of Allah his route was tsunami, the help of Allah he interprets that dream also very, in a very nice manner, resulting in him being freed and he was put in charge of the treasury of that particular land. And gradually he became almost here started rules that land a lot. But where did it all start? From being dumped into a well, so initially, everything looked like trials. And you see,
as a weak human being, we may not understand you might think, oh, why does Allah hate me so much? Why have I been dumped into a well, my own brothers dumped me into a Well, I've been sold as a slave, I'm in prison, but then look at the end result,
resulting in his whole family coming all the way to the land that he was ruling. And they actually prostrate just as how he saw the dream it was a gesture or a worship, a gesture of respect at that time. His whole family his brothers, he could have now he's in a position to take revenge vengeance against them.
Use of Allah that was not why because they dumped him in a well and that's what resulted in all of the things yeah. But he did not take revenge. The Quran Allah subhanho wa Taala states, latter three Bala communium. He says there be no reproach unto you all today.
No reproach he forgave them. Look at the magnanimity. Look at the pure heart that that that use of Allah is Allah to Salaam Han. And this is something we need to strive for.
And how do we master that? By adopting sugar and sovereign gratitude and patience whenever we are in a trial? We are patient we are happy with the decree of Allah subhana wa Tada. We don't question the will of Allah azza wa jal
therefore my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, may Allah subhana wa Taala help us all to inculcate these two great traits sober and sugar. We are we thank Allah subhana wa tada and have an impatient with the tribe that Allah subhanho wa Taala puts us through May Allah subhana wa tada forgive all of our sins, may he accept our good deeds, May He grant us the highest stations in Jenna, may he helped us to please Him. And may He helped us to stay away from all that he has prohibited? A lot of fiddling meaning I mean, not a lot of whom are fiddling meaning I mean not a lot of whom are fiddling Muslim, meanwhile Muslim, Allah here in Houma, Mr.
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