Channel: Muiz Bukhary
An Eid sermon delivered by Sheikh Muiz Bukhary on Thursday the 24th of September, 2015 at Masjid-Ul-Hasan, Lower Bagatelle Road, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka.
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We commence by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala who is no doubt our Creator sustainer nareesha protector and Kira. We asked him Subhana Medina to shower his choices the blessings and salutations upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his back with utmost sincerity until the day of their
buddy brothers and sisters in Islam.
A few 1000 years ago, there was a mighty Prophet, who with a with the help of his son, another very great prophet, he built one of the most prominent houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He was such a great prophet that until today, we commemorate his deeds, he proclaimed and call people to that house that he built so many 1000s and 1000s of years ago, and when he was commanded by Allah subhanho wa Taala to call people to that particular house. He asked about Hannah Medina, how is my wife going to reach all of them? But Allah subhanho Medina, instructed the prophet to go ahead and proclaim the Infinity bill Hajj, go ahead and proclaim in regard to Hajj called the people for Hajj,
and he obeyed. He complied and he called out and until today, millions and millions of people on a yearly basis we answer that poll by saying the baker lahoma bake luxury cola cola bake until today. I'm sure most of you I mean, given the advancements these days with the Snapchat stories and and the pictures available online you can see the beautiful spectacle of people making their way towards the plains of out of toilets towards Mena and making tawaf the crowd there, Masha, Allah, so beautiful spectacle until today, millions and millions of people they answer that particular call. And the Prophet was none other than the Great Prophet Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, many brothers and sisters
in Islam, he was a paradigm of righteousness. He was a role model. I mean, if you're talking about steadfastness, you can quote Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam, if you're caught. If you're talking about courage, you can talk about you can quote Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa sallam. If you're talking about being a good parent, you can go Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam. If you're talking about the word cool,
the concept of relying upon Allah subhanho wa Taala. You can go to Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam for talking about a father son relationship. You can go to Abraham Ali's that was around. His story is filled with so many lessons for us to derive. There are so many lessons. At times we very sadly skim through the stories of the prophets, Allah wa Salatu was Salam. A few days back, I was in Qatar and I delivered the talk of the story of the life of Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa Salaam, it was a one to one and a half hour talk. But there were so many lessons that we could derive from the left from the Life of Brian Malin, so that was wrong. We need to put ourselves into the shoes of the big
monster that was around to try and feel what they went through those times. And that's when we when we start looking at things from their perspective. That's when we you know, find the very easy to derive lessons from their lives. The story of Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam, the story of Musa alayhis salaam, the story of use of Allah who said that was salam, so many lessons to be derived. And when we talk about Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam was very important to highlight here is the legacy that he left behind just an amazing legacy law. Until today, we remember him we remember his wife, our mother, hajah, Allah salatu salam, we remember his son is Maria alayhi salatu was Salam.
The amount of sacrifices they went through the amount of trials and challenges Allah subhanho wa Taala put them through but they never wavered. They never lost hope. They never question the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They complete
they obeyed, resulting in them leaving behind a legacy that resonates of goodness throughout the annals of time. If you don't take anything back home from me, at least take this, please go back home or even after the Salah, think about this, this is something that we generally tend to remain oblivious. We don't think about this. When we talk about our legacies, you know, legacy, what comes to our mind now is perhaps a mobile application or maybe
a computer game, perhaps we don't think about the concept of legacies. Ask yourself this question. What is the legacy that I am going to leave behind after I die? What is the legacy? What am I doing towards my legacy towards securing my legacy? What is the legacy that I'm going to leave behind? Look at the MBR aleikum wa salaatu wa Salaam, look at the Sahaba Almighty Allah Allah. They left behind such great legacies, golden legacies, Allahu Akbar, Allah Juan until today, people talk about his justness people talk about his rule. People talk about his equity. People talk about so many things about the alumni, the alumni, people talk about him. They don't talk about
their materialistic assets. Nobody's going to talk about the fact that you were driving a BMW seven series perhaps, or a Mercedes Benz. Nobody's going to talk about that. Nobody's going to talk about the brands that you take yourself and nobody's going to talk about your Emporio Armani suit. Nobody's going to talk about your Louis Vuitton shoes. People are going to talk about your deeds, the legacy that you leave behind, people are going to talk about that. And that's what people talk about until today. People talk about the deeds of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. The fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded him to sacrifice his own son, he did not question the degree of
Allah subhanho wa Taala. And remember, this was after a long period of time, after a long period of time after facing all of the challenges and trials he faced in Iraq, because he was born in Babel in Babylon. He faced so many challenges, so many trials, and I'm sure most of you are aware of the story the way he very diplomatically tried to invite his father towards the truth. And his father said, human journey malaria most definitely I shall stone you to death. So get away from here. He moves he tries to convince his people, his nation, but they don't listen to him. They were a nation who used to worship celestial objects, like the stars and the planets. They chased him away as well.
And then after the incident of breaking the idols, they decided to burn Ibrahim Ali, so that was a lie. After that challenge is where Allah subhanho wa Taala commands primarily that was around to migrate to Palestine. At that point after such a great struggle, it was just Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, his wife Sarah, Allah salatu salam and his nephew, loot locked prophet Lord, loot Aileen salatu salam, these are the only two individuals were believed in Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam. I mentioned this as well the other day when I was in Qatar today what has happened is even the concept of Dawa it has become all about numbers, all about numbers. You know, I mean, when we try to
organize programs or perhaps even ourselves, we think that you know, our program is a success or my message is reached people only when they come in the numbers when they come in the hundreds and 1000s but look at the MBA on a Muslim Muslim, they did not base the success of their dollar upon numbers. Look at no Harish Ross wassalam he strove for so many hundreds of years, almost 1000 years. No one believed in it not even his own son Allahu Akbar.
He's on the ship, missing yagoona year Camana My beloved son come about just come abode and his son says Avi, illegible Yasukuni Malema you know what I scaled that mountain and that mountain will save me he cries out last Emily Oh, I mean, umbrella he in llama Rahim. There is no escape today my son, except for the ones whom Allah subhanho wa Taala bestows His mercy. And why is this conversation was going on what has been a woman motive Academy that there was this huge wave that came in between them, and he became from those who were drowned.
But he did not lose hope, primarily. So that was around he did not lose hope. After striving for so long. It was just his wife and his nephew. They were commanded by Allah subhanho wa Taala to migrate to Palestine. And now they're making their way to Palestine. And there is this trial they face in the land lands of Egypt. Time does not permit for me to go into the complete story. But yet, after moving to Palestine,
he prays to Allah subhanho wa Taala and allies the virgin blesses name with a son and this was through hotjar Allah Salatu was Salam. aleikum wa Salatu was Salam. after such a long period, he is blessed with
Sam, and then firstly Allah subhanho wa Taala commands primalist la casa lamb to drop his wife and his beloved Son, a son that he has been blessed with after such a long time, in the middle of a barren desert
today known as modern day Makkah, but at that time it was just a barren desert, not a soul inside, but he never questioned the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah, why are you commanding me to drop my son and my beloved wife in the middle of a barren desert? How cruel can that be? He did not question the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And even his family when he was dropping them off. hotjar Alisha Kusum she was confused. She kept asking if I'm Alisha, to Salem. Abraham, why are you doing this? Why are you dropping us off here? There's not even a soul to be seen inside. Why are you doing this? Why are you doing this? Brian malice that was run off for being a human being there was
this turmoil of emotions that he was going through. He just kept quiet. He did not respond. She kept on asking him she kept on repeating the question until finally when he was about to leave. She asked him Allah will America be her? Was it Allah subhanho wa Taala who commanded you to do this? To which he replied in the affirmative? He said yes. Then she said, My heart is at ease now. Why? Because Allah subhanho wa Taala will never let us go in vain. He's never going to let any harm be inflicted upon us. This was the concept of the Whirlpool and obviously, you know, the father and son, the father and wife, they were all very similar. Just like they say the Apple does not fall far away
from the tree. As you can see later on. Once his son grows up now and he's running around, he's helping his father around. Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam sees a dream, a dream in which he is commanded by Allah subhanho wa Taala to sacrifice his own son. Just imagine this, think of this. If Allah Subhana Allah had not changed that command. Until today, we would have to be sacrificing our firstborn. How hard would that be? Maybe we will question our religion we would question the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam being the paradigm of righteousness. He did not question the degree of a loss. And remember all these challenges, challenges and trials
were given to whom clearly the law he was known as the friend of Allah Subhana Allah, Allah subhana wa Taala is testing his friend like this. For what reason for him to secure great rewards and also for his, all these trials and challenges to be lessons for the nations to come after. He agreed. He goes to his son and he says, Oh, my son, I saw a dream. Yeah, Boonen, India Raphael Miami and Nina batoka. From dormakaba. Tara, my dear son, I saw in my dream that I'm sacrificing you. What do you think about it? The son did not go berserk. He did not say that. Are you crazy? How can you see such a dream? Oh, you know what he did? Yeah, I bet if I
look at the beautiful way he replies My dear father, go ahead, do what you have been commanded. And not only that, he reassures his father, that he dooney insha Allah homina sabi. Look at the comparison between today's children and the children of the past the children of the righteous. I mean, at the end of the day, it's upon ask parents to bring them up in such a way and this was how I manage that was lm had brought up a smile on his face. He said my father, go ahead, obey the commands of Allah Subhana Allah insha Allah you will find me from those who are patient such as you do need insha Allah minister of India.
They both agree they both comply to the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam was about to sacrifice his son. And you know what his son said, Father, face me towards the ground. And then go ahead. Brian malice that was now asks his son, my dear son, but why why is such a peculiar request.
The boy literally smile and he was mad. He says, well, that if you my father, if you were to keep me facing upwards, I'm worried that if I mean if our eyes made, fatherly affection, fatherly pity fatherly compassion might overtake you and you might not obey the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala or you may find it difficult to comply to the command of Allah Subhana hotel, so make me face downwards and go ahead with the command of Allah subhana wa Tada. Look at the degree look at the level of obedience rendered unto Allah subhanho wa Taala and obviously Allah Subhana Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful, he immediately commanded the ram should be brought down and the Ram
was sacrificed in place of this Mariela de salat wa salam. But nevertheless, in regard to the test, both of them father and son, they passed the test with flying colors. The pass the test with flying colors, many brothers and sisters in Islam life is extremely short. It has used the time that we have to secure a great legacy a legacy
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might remember every single day is a race you wake up in the morning it and it's On your marks get set go every single day. It's like a race, a relay race where you're running a relay race and you have to hand over the baton to the next person. It's a race where you have to run as fast as you can not like the gingerbread man. But still you have to run fast really fast. Because race is a competition or savvy opponent alone. Look, the Sahaba dominate Allah Allah mine. They always had a healthy competition in terms of good deeds, you know, the stories between Amaro the alarm line and Abu Bakar the last one, there was a healthy competition, not to gain materialistic assets. Oh, he's
bought a BMW. No, I need to buy a Mercedes Benz perhaps no, it was all about good deals was all about good deeds. Oh, he's doing a good deal. I need to surpass him. Oh, he has given out this much in charity. I need to give more than him. I need to please the prophets that Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam, it was a healthy competition. They were striving to build their castles in jalna to build their palaces in general. But we on the other hand, yes, we are also striving but sadly it is to gain materialistic worldly assets that are very temporary and transitory. So how long but let us get our perspective straight and let us get our priorities straight. It has focused towards and after it
has worked towards securing genda it has planned our orchards in general. It has built our palaces in general May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us all to do so. As the last panel Medina forgive all of our sins except our good deeds and justice how Unitas here in this beautiful day of eight men unite us in the gardens of general our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I mean Russia and come to Delilah mean just like him, love him.