Channel: Muiz Bukhary
Jumu’ah sermon by Sheikh Muiz Bukhary on the 30th of May 2014 at the Bambalapitiya Jumu’ah Masjid, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salli wa sallim wa ashrafi nambia evil mursaleen Nabina Wahhabi Vina wa karate ru Nina Mohammed Abdullah Abdullah la vida de he was happy he devata Mota slim, my bad for in stuff Well howdy tickety boo long waffle has he had you Mohammedan sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was Sharon memoriam of
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all praise and thanks to Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala, who is our Creator sustainer and nourish protector and Chiara made the choices of his blessings and salutations be upon our beloved Master 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
slaves of Allah. First and foremost, I admonish myself and then all of y'all who are present here to adopt a life of taqwa. And that is to fear a loss behind a mandala and 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. May Allah the Almighty make us all from the people of taqwa.
My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, it is incumbent upon us to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for the numerous bounties and favors that he has conferred upon us, Allahu Akbar, if you were to try and count these blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala, as he rightfully says in the noble Koran, we do a lot of suha if you were to try and enumerate the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala the favors of Allah subhana wa Taala, you would not be able to encompass all of the favors of a loss of a high net worth either, we would fail miserably to count the numerous blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
If you were to look around you on a daily basis, we see so many of the favors of a loss of behind a dialog manifesting itself around us so many of the favors the other day I was reading, that something so insignificant, something so trivial, as even looking at your reflection in the mirror. We do this on a daily basis. In the morning when we wake up whilst we are brushing our teeth, we look at the mirror, when we are getting ready to head for work, we are looking at the mirror, this looking at the mirror, and the ability to put right the flaws in our appearance based on our reflection, that is an advanced cognitive ability, which our brains
execute very beautifully. And they're and scientists say that this ability is exclusive for the human beings. If you look at the animals, if you put a mirror in front of an animal, the animal is going to think of the reflection that it sees in the mirror as a another animal as another animal. But we on the other hand, our brains immediately recognize that it is your own reflection in the mirror and you can use the mirror in other words, your reflection to put right the flaws in your appearance. This ability alone signifies how
Great the creation of Allah Subhana. Allah is
Allah, he reports from one of our Salah, funa soil, a pious predecessors, that if you want to think of how great the blessings of Allah subhanahu wa taala, which have been conferred upon you, if you want to think of how great they are, just close your eyes for a minute, just close your eyes for a minute. And then you would realize how great the blessings of Allah behind them would
perform. When you close your eyes, everything around you goes dark, everything goes black. The the optics of our eyes are so advanced, my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, if we were to take the most modern piece of hardware today in terms of cameras,
however, advanced those cameras, maybe they need a few seconds to focus on a particular object. But say I'm reading a book and then I look towards an object which is far away from me, I don't even feel my eyes auto focusing on that object, I don't have to click on anything to focus on any object, I don't have to turn the lens to focus on an object, all of that happens naturally, Allahu Akbar. And when we look at something, say, for example, if I were to look at a blazing fire,
look at what happens in our brains, those signals that fire up those alarm bells that run in my brains telling me that this is something harmful, it is hot, and you are not supposed to get close to it. say if we were number two those signals, if we did not feel heat or pain, we would walk right into a blazing fire. Or if we were to open the hot water in the tap. And if we were not able to understand that if this is hot, if those signals were not traveling to our brain soon enough, we would let our hands be under the tap and perhaps our skin and everything would melt away. This is all from the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If we were to take Planet Earth, if we were a tad
bit away from the sun, all of us would freeze to death, we would all become popsicles basically snowman. And on the other hand, if Planet Earth was a tad bit closer to the sun, we would all be burned to ashes, Allah Subhana Allah in His infinite wisdom, he has created us and everything around us in the most perfect of manners. But we sadly being the slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala, we fail to show gratitude and to our powerful creator, we failed to show gratitude. And even if we were to remain in such dire media, respected elders and brothers in Islam, if we were to remain in sajida in frustration throughout our lives, we would not be able to render the gratitude that is due towards
our Creator, Allah Akbar. But it is upon us to show us as much as gratitude as possible towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. But we are so ungrateful. Let me share with you a story, a story of a king, many, many moons ago, this king, he had a few dogs, wild dogs, and he had trained these dogs in such a way that if anybody were to disobey his command, let it be from his ministers, his coat ears, anybody if they were to disobey his command, he would have them flung into the cage where the dogs were kept, and the dogs were so wild. And they were trained in such a way, they used to rip the individual into shreds, and perhaps even eat him alive.
So one day, there was a minister who advised the king on a particular subject and his counsel that day, he was unlucky, perhaps his counsel was wrong. And the king ordered that the minister be thrown into the cage with the dogs. The minister cried out, oh, my king, I have been serving you or in other words, I have served you for around 10 years, please have mercy on me and forgive me for what I did wrong. The king was stubborn, and he said, there is no forgiveness for you. And you are to be flung into the cage with the dogs. Then the man the minister says, Oh, my king, I served you for 10 years. So can I have one final request? So the king says Sure, what is it? The minister says Can I
have 10 days despite 10 days of time for me to prepare things at home and all of that and I'll come and then you can throw me into the cage with the dogs.
The King grants him his request. He grants him his request. The minister, the minute he got that 10 days time, he is
rushes to the keeper of the dogs. And he goes and tells him, can I look after these dogs for 10 days? Can I look after these dogs for 10 days? The dog keeper, he says, You've got 10 days more to live and you want to look after dogs for your last 10 days. Why don't you go spend it with your family and your loved ones? The minister says no, I'll explain later. I want to look after the dogs for 10 days. He says fine, if that's your last wish. Go ahead, go look after the dogs. This minister. He looks after the dogs. He feeds them. He washes them bathe them looks after them. He even sleeps with them. He he practically lives with the dogs for 10 days. And on the 11th day, he
goes to the king and submits himself. The King orders that he be thrown into the cage with the dogs. The minute he was thrown into the cage, all of those dogs instead of ripping him into shreds, all of those dogs run up to him and start licking him fondly and start grazing around him and etc. The king was surprised he cries out what kind of magic have you done to my dogs? My highly trained dogs What have you done to them?
The minister very beautifully. In a very calm voice. He says My beloved King, I served you for 10 years, and you throw me into the cage with the dogs. But I served these dogs for just 10 days and they refuse to rip me into shreds. This is their gratitude towards me. But where is your gratitude? Okay, the king, you know His head was hanging low in shame. And he immediately orders for the pardon of that Minister and the minister was released. My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, we are living in an ocean of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala we are enjoying the benefits the word choose the Dharma, the bounties of Allah subhana wa Taala there are laws behind them what Allah has
bestowed upon us. But how ungrateful are we towards our powerful our beloved creator, and how much we need to think of turning to a loss of a high net worth. But instead, we keep running away from a loss behind them what Allah May Allah the Almighty fill our hearts with true love towards our Creator.
Now from these blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala comes about a beautiful blessing. Allah the Almighty has not created all of time equal, nor has he created all of the places on earth equal, nor has he created mankind equal, allow the almighty out of his infinite wisdom. He has created the month in such a way that the month of Ramadan is the best month from all months in terms of days. Alas, behind that what Allah has given priority and preference to Friday, over all other days when you talk about the days of a week. And in terms of days in totality, the day of arafah is given preference. If you talk about places, Mecca, Tomoko Rama is given preference. And when you talk
about mankind, Allah the Almighty has blessed our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to be the best man ever. Allahu Akbar. This is from the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And now comes about the title for today's hotel. And that is thank Allah subhanho wa Taala that it is Friday. Thank Allah subhana wa tada that it is Friday, Hadith narrated by Abu huraira the loved one who says Kala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said hi Yeoman tala tala Haitian suyama jamaah.
The best of days upon which the sun has risen is Friday, the best of days upon which the sun has risen is Friday.
On that day on Friday, Adam Allah His salatu salam was created was he Oh, killer Jenna. And on that day on Friday, he was admitted entry into Jana into paradise, Wolfie he Oakridge amin ha and it was on Friday, that other mala who salatu salam was taken out of Jenna and sent to the face of this earth. A question may arise that how can the expulsion of Adam Allah who salatu salam from Jenna be a significant event to contribute to the virtue of Friday
When scholars right when the respected elders embrasures in Islam, that it is true that expulsion
Where are the Mara salatu salam was sent to the face of this earth that so many ambia alayhi wa salatu salam came about.
We are on this earth. We are in a test by Allah subhana wa tada because of our demolishers salat wa salam coming to the face of this earth. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent to this earth because of that event My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, so definitely it contributes to the significance and the virtue of Friday.
In another narration supervisor Alan Weiland, is reported to have said that Friday is the end of the week. Friday is considered an E a day of celebration from the whole week. Hi this is Maria Abu Baba rhodiola Wynonna Raisa Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said, Friday is the best and greatest of days before Allah subhanho wa Taala. Friday is the greatest and the best of days before Allah subhanahu
wa sallam goes on to say along the lines of these words, and it is even greater than
it is even greater than or equal. Fifth Friday Allahu Akbar Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam goes on to say and Friday has five characteristics.
Five special characteristics. Number one, Allah Subhana Medina created salatu salam on a Friday, number two other Madhu salatu salam was sent to the face of this earth on a Friday. Number three is Allah subhanho wa Taala caused Adam Allah He salatu salam to die on a Friday. Number four, on Fridays, there is a special there is a special in that. If any one of us were to ask them us behind them what is something that would definitely be answered by Allah behind them. As long as that slave of Allah Subhana Allah does not ask for something that is wrong, something that is prohibited in Islam. Other than that, if his dua were to coincide with that special, his dua is definitely going
to be answered. And the final special characteristic mentioned in that particular Heidi is on is that on Friday will occur. The Day of Judgment of the day of judgment will take place on a Friday. And the Hadith goes on along the lines of lines of these words, where a supervisor about mining was seldom is reported to have said that there is no angel, there is no angel who is close to Allah Subhana Allah, nor is there a heaven or an earth or a mountain or a tree for that matter, except that it fears this occurrence on a Friday on Friday, all of the creations of Allah subhana wa Taala in an in an apprehension in a fear that the day of may take place on that day.
But we on the other hand, myself included, we are so ignorant to the fact we are ignorant of the virtue of Friday. And that is one of the reasons why I thought of basing today's host about the virtue of the day Friday and also in regard to some of the etiquettes prescribed for Friday's. Now let's move on to some of the etiquettes prescribed for Friday's number one let's start off with Serato and I hope you'll follow carefully because these are very important requests that we are supposed to bring into our lives in regard to Fridays. Number one It starts off with fanatical fudger on a Friday, the Imam is supposed to recite surah two sajida and Soraka inside halotolerant
inside these two solos for Sonata completely both of the two sutras because it is from the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Hadith is in Bihar. A Hadith is in Bihar, even over the last one Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said that the best prayer look at this hadith amazing Heidi, the best prayer before Allah subhanho wa Taala is the fudger prayer on Friday with the Gemma with the congregation with the congregation. The best prayer is on Friday and it is fudger prayer with the Imam Gemma this hadith is in by Houthi narrated by
Amaro the last one, and it is class three by Bernie rocky mahalo.
So we start off with solid
demand we're supposed to recite these two sutras and it is upon us to try and make it to the masjid. Many of us find it so difficult to lift the blanket and head to the masjid. It is because of the influence of the devil upon our hearts. Our hearts have hardened that there is no desire. On the other hand if we have to go pick up someone from the airport, or else if we have to head over, perhaps if you're a doctor and if you're on call, you know duty calls and you have to head off to work you are ready to wake up. But on the other hand, if it is to go to the masjid and stand in front of your beloved maker, a lost behind the hood Allah we find it so difficult. It is because of
the influence of the devil upon our hearts. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us busboy. So the second adequate or sooner from the soon as of the day of Friday is to take a bath on Friday. It is to take a bath on Friday. Hi this is recorded. The supervisor who seldom is reported to have said either
Juma failure to sell that when Friday comes it is upon you to take a bath. It is upon us to take a bath on Friday before we head to the masjid.
And if we look at the books of fic for that matter, we would study that generally Islam encourages before any congregational gathering that we are supposed to take a bath. Say before we head to Juma we are supposed to take a bath before we are supposed to take a bath before Serato list is called we're supposed to take a bath and the reason being scholars right my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam that we are supposed to take a bath so that we do not have the brother next to us with our offensive smells. In other words, our bad odor that comes from our body, our bodies. So we are supposed to take a bath and come pleasant using good fragrances like either and perfumes etc.
and head to the method to involve ourselves in Salatu. Juma the third etiquette that has been mentioned is to recite surah Toluca is to recite surah Krakow on Friday. Hadith is recorded by
the a long line who narrates there was sort of I said a long while he was lm is reported to have said, whoever reads surah Toluca have on Friday, he will be illuminated with light Allahu Akbar, whoever reads surah two on Friday, he will be illuminated with light between the two Fridays in other words from the Friday that he recited Soraka until the next Friday, he will be illuminated with light above this high def two has been class so hey, by mominul Barney in his books are
the next adequate in regard to Fridays is that it is upon us to make excessive Salawat upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad Ali Mohammed and please remember, whenever I mentioned his beautiful name, it is upon us to make excessive solar power, especially on Friday because there are narrations to stay there also realize that a lot of island was lm is reported to have said along the lines of these words in regard to the virtue of Friday, that it is upon us to make Salawat upon Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam extra steps on our
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Allah How will you know because as soon as I said a long while he was said it was reported to have said that those are the words that you recite upon me will be shown to me, the Sahaba recorded by the IRA, then as a supervisor, you will send them Yasuda law, how will the server be shown to you when your body would have turned to test in other words, after you die, your body will turn to test so how will you know about the Salawat Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went on to say that in regard to the bodies of the Gambia AlLahi wa Salatu was Salam. The earth does not eat the bodies of the MBR AlLahi wa Salatu was Salam. But now we must not misunderstand the Hadith to say that
he was enemies Li no Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he arrived in the bursa and not currently he passed away he passed away as we very well know what happened after the death of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam
who was furious because he loved Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam so much, he could not accept the supervisor. In other words, the rumors that were going around that
he was lm has passed away. He even threatened to chop off the neck
The one who says that a supervisor Selim had passed away then
he comes out and he says,
He comes the Sahaba rewarded by the Allah Allah Jemaine by saying, those of you who believe in Allah subhana wa tada know that Allah the Almighty is eternal and he's ever living. But as for Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he has passed away. But there have been talks about the earth eating their bodies or not. So sort of I said, a long while he was settler clarifies that the earth does not eat the bodies of the NBI alayhi salatu salam, and also the Hadith states that it is upon us to make excessive sort of law upon Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now the next adequate is something very important and that is in regard to going early to the masjid.
Now, this is something many of us fail to do these days, going early to the masjid. Look at this Howdy. Hi, this is in Bukhari, and I hope this hadith instills in our hearts the desire to go early to the masjid on Fridays. Hadith is in Buhari, Abu huraira. One who narrates the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam is reported to have said along the lines of these words, that whoever comes to the mystic on Friday, whoever comes to the masjid on Friday, in the first half, I will explain as we go in the first It is as if he sacrificed a camel, he gets the reward of sacrificing a camel, the one who comes in the first and the one who comes in the second, it is as if he sacrificed
a cow and the one who comes in the third, it is as if he sacrificed a horned rim
and the one who comes in the fourth, it is as if he sacrificed a chicken and the one who comes in the fifth Ah, it is as if he he gave in other words, he gave an egg for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala one tiny egg, the one who comes in the fifth and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went on to say and when the email comes out, when the Imam when the heartbeat comes out the melodica who are recording the people who are coming to the masjid in their registers, the minute the Imam comes out, they close those registers and they to come into the masjid to listen to the reminder given by the Imam Allahu Akbar. Now in regard to these Isles, scholars explain scholars explain as
to how do you categorize these ours and the most favorable of opinions is that the time begins in other words, the countdown begins the competition begins right after sunrise alaba right after sunrise from sunrise now says the sunrise arises at what 5:55am so keep it at six o'clock am from six till Zenit till the Sun reaches the Senate, you divide that time into five portions, you divide that time into five portions, and each portion has the reward, you come at the first portion you get the reward of sacrificing a camera, Allahu Akbar. And if you were to come to the mistake, close to the Senate, all you get is an egg. And if you were to come after the Imam comes out, there is
basically no reward for you Although many of us, we tend to give importance to our work. We tend to give importance to our tray, we tend to give importance to other things other than Allah Subhana Allah The I decided in the beginning Yeah.
Oh you believe either no de la sala Timmy Yamuna Juma is when the plan is called out for the day for Friday. In other words for the day of Juma, first our Illa Allah rush towards the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala not just walk for sao rush run towards the remembrance of Allah Subhana Medina whether will obey and leave trade, leave your work, leave your business leave everything and rush to the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala
come in quantum dalla moon and that is what is best for you in quantum tala moon If you only knew a lot.
Many of us have lost this importance for Friday for Salatu Juma where we think that if we make it at the last minute just before the Imam gets down from the member It is enough and that let me make my two rakaat it's much more easier Mashallah, if that I have to pray for a cat or Serato Bahar conference.
It is just to recap and then I head out again. But no, the time begins right after sunrise. Right after sunrise, you divide it into five portions and if you want to get the reward of sacrificing a camel, just see how early you need to be in the masjid. You need to be in the masjid involving yourself in the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala involving yourself in playing optional Salawat involving yourself in making excessive Salawat and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam involving yourself in reciting surah and preparing for Sinatra Juma.
The next adequate in regard to Friday's media respected elders and brothers in Islam is to keep quiet and listen attentively to what the man says on Friday. Not to keep quiet and have a good nap. Many people think let's keep quiet and have a good nap Mashallah. That's a power nap. I get back to work fully refreshed on Fridays I get a power nap of 20 to 25 minutes. No, that's not what the Heidi so the sooner you realize that a long winding was Selim teaches us. We are supposed to keep quiet and listen attentively to what the Imam says. And Mashallah in Colombo.
Just before the Imam climbs up, he gives a hadith he informs the congregation the Hadith which is in Bukhari and Muslim that even if you were to look at your companion who is next to you, wise, perhaps he is talking or maybe checking his news feed on Facebook. This is what we hear that the youngsters do on Fridays when they are up in the masjid. Even if you were to tell your companion keep quiet or put your phone inside or listen to the Imam, you you who are instructing your companion you also have involved in vain speech for Connie Lago you also have involved in Wayne's speech, so it is upon us to keep quiet to keep to come early to domestic prepare ourselves for Salatu Juma not come at the
last minute to prepare ourselves for Serato Juma all of this brings in humility and submissiveness to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it is upon us to listen attentively to what the Imam is saying so that we can benefit from the sermon bring it into our lives. May Allah Subhana Allah bless us all. Finally, we wrap off with the Sunnah prayers
before and after
Serato Juma This is something that many people are not aware of.
In regard to the Sunnah, prayers that have been prescribed before Salatu Juma there aren't any sooner prayers prescribed before Salatu Juma?
The sunnah of our beloved Prophet Mohammed said a long while he was lm teaches us that on Fridays what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to do was right after the dean calls out the other. He used to climb up the member the pulpit and start off the sermon. So there aren't any sooner prayers before Salatu. Juma if you come to the masjid early, you can make your local Masjid you can make you're here to invest it and you can pray however many optional knuffle prayers you want to but right after the Amazon, this is only for Friday. This is only for Friday, especially for Fridays because we're talking about Friday. After the Amazon. There isn't any sooner prescribed to be prayed
after the other, but rather there is sooner after Salatu Juma after Salatu. Juma what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would do was that he would go home and his home wasn't miles away from the masjid. His home was something similar to the room next to domestic he would enter his home and he used to pray to recap of Sunnah prayers after Salatu Juma the Sahaba
were instructed by the supervisor at a long while he was alone to pray for a cat of Sunnah prayers after Salatu Juma so scholars like scheffel Islam, Tamia Rahim Allah they explain that if you pray, if you pray your Sunnah prayers in the masjid, you're supposed to pray for a cat after Salatu Juma but if you plan on going home and praying your Sunnah prayers, then you stick to too soon Erica just like how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did but as for the sooner prayers before Salatu Juma we have many brothers right after
all the whole congregation gets up to pray to the God of Sunnah prayers. This has not been prescribed through the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. On the other hand, when you enter the masjid, you can pray you're here to the masjid and then you can pray say you come in the first time.
portion from the five times we gave, so you have Mashallah four to five hours remaining for Salatu Juma, you can pray any amount of knuffle prayers, optional prayers for what's behind that. But right after the other one, right after the other and on Friday, there aren't any sooner prayers to be prayed before Salatu. Juma. This is from the etiquettes of Friday, something that many people are not aware of. And it is us, as V scholars are to be blamed for not educating the masses. May Allah Subhana Allah forgive our shortcomings, and May Allah the Almighty forgive all of our sins, and May he accept our good deeds. May He unite all of us just as how he united us here with our beloved
prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the gardens of Jenna.