Channel: Muiz Bukhary
A Jumuah sermon delivered on the 11th of November 2016 at Masjid-Ul-Hasan, Lower Bagatelle Road, Colombo 03 in Sri Lanka.
My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, even though we are from this part of the world, and regardless of the fact that it is our local 2017 budget that is trending within our social media nanometers, I think most of us, the majority of us are up to date in regard to the
president elect, who is going to be occupying the Office of Presidency of one of the most powerful countries in the world.
His face is literally plastered across all of our social media news feeds. And again, the majority of us are still reeling from the shock of accepting the fact that he is the individual who is going to become the next president of the United States of America.
The majority of us were expecting, we were thinking that someone else would occupy that particular office. And a lot of people thought that she would be the lesser of the two evils, why she also had a minority of individuals who predicted if you will see that this individual would become the next president. And you also now have the overnight experts who after the results are out, claim to say that you know what, I knew this all along. I saw this coming. I said it from day one, that this person is going to become the next president. And what's the reminder? What's the lesson that we can deduce from this lesson that can be used as a stop and clear reminder that everything happens as per
the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. As per the law and father of allies have a look at this race? I'm sure most of you, most of you might have been following at least the recent line of defense we know for a fact it was such a close race was such a closed space. She was almost at the brink of winning. And you know, literally she won the popular vote. We all know I mean, there's a system in place in that particular country, where
this individual one through the electoral vote through college, she won the popular vote. And this is something that she has been running after this is a prize that she has been striving hard for literally more than half of her life, and the prize just slipped away from her.
This is because at the end of the day, it is in the hands of Allah Subhana Allah azza wa jal he declares in the Quran, Padilla Monica.
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Bo D Can you find it is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah gives Baba Bhumibol's. Hello Allah strips away power from all evils. You have stories of rags to riches and riches to rags, everything is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is as per the father of a loss of Hannah Montana. You might also wonder as to why we need to be discussing about this, but it is applicable I would say and it is important, given that we are Muslims. And based on what may happen in the coming four years, it can determine a lot for the entire oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So there are two lessons that I would like to touch on very swiftly today. And this is based on the
recent lineup of events.
Lesson number one is that we should not lose hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is a beautiful lesson of what we have placed our trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala regardless of who comes to power in those countries or even within our own country, we have placed our trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala we can obviously think that Oh, so and so might be better, so and so might be better. But at the end of the day, these offices of presidency, they shift from hand to hand, and people keep, you know, transitioning through these offices, but the rulership of Allah subhanho wa Taala will never ever cease to exist. Allah is the ultimate king. He is the ultimate ruler and all power and all
mighty belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala and we Muslim more we believers we followers of Mohammed Salatu was Salam why we must make sure that we place our trust firmly in a mosque Hannah Montana and nothing in any way should shake or make us waver. In terms of the trust that we have an alliance imagine this is the beauty of tawakkol we never ever lose hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala we are going through an obstacle course we are crossing trial after trial we are crossing obstacle after obstacle
But at the end of the day, our trust is in a loss of Hannah Montana. Look at the life of Muhammad. Allah while you were at he was in and he went through many trials, he went through many challenges his own people, they abandoned him. They deserted him, they chased him out. They put him and his followers the Sahaba. Later I mentioned mine through boycotts, through persecution through traumas, through all kinds of things. But it is a long while evaluation and lose hope. Did the Sahaba ribbon eyelink majima induce hope today Mashallah. We are more than a billion strong. But look at the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam they were a small band of followers at the end of the day. They
were a small band of Muslims. Islam had not spread to the four corners of this world, but they never lost hope. They are our call their trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala was beautiful. And this is because they used to reflect on the stories of the past. They used to reflect on the story of Ibrahim alayhi wasallam. They used to reflect on the story of Moses alley. So that was a lamb whose story is mentioned throughout the Koran. He stood up in the face of tyranny in front of such a diabolical ruling. Today any ruler can come to power but no one can come in comparison to fear our allies. The result declared in the Koran in regard to the evil in regard to the oppression of Iran.
He was such a tyrant musala his ratusan stood in front of him, he invited him to Allah subhanho wa Taala did he lose hope? Did Haruna Alice Roberson lose hope they did not lose hope. Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam ala mokuba he strove so hard to make his people understand. And he was not trying to become a president. It was not an election that was going on. He was inviting them towards success, but they refuse to listen to him. He was all alone in that struggle, until finally they decided to throw him into a blazing bonfire, a fire that they dug huge trenches, and they filled those trenches with firewood so much to the extent that women would literally take outs and promises
where they would say that you know what, if I am blessed with a child, I will carry two loads of firewood to burn. Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, they lit this huge bonfire a huge fire so huge that now they were facing a predicament they did not know how to put Ibrahim Ali salat wa salam in that fire. Because they fear that if we are if one of us were to go to put him in, that individual would also be roasted alive. And then chiffon comes in the guise of a human being and gives them the idea of coming up with a catapult kind of a mechanism. They build this mechanism. And then they place the brownie Molly's dad was around within that contraption stuck naked. He only had the ropes that were
tying his limbs and his feet, his arms and his feet and they activate the contraction that contraction flings and throws Ibrahim Ali is not was set up right into the middle of the blazing bonfire. The angels of Allah subhanho wa Taala powerful creation they were disturbed. They were perturbed. Yeah, Allah, your family and your friend is being thrown into a huge and blazing bonfire can be rushed to his aid advisor which will grant them permission and who comes down Ark Angel Gabriel the greatest the biggest, the most powerful of all angels debris rally, so that was RAM usage rerelease that was a magnificent creature. Once an Alice lm witness just realized that was
alarming is true form. And he was overwhelmed. He was overwhelmed by the true form of Debian arch that was not because in general, he would come in the guise of a human being in the guise of a very handsome companion by the name this year to Kelby rhodiola. One, he would come in the guise of that human being and visit the promise of nihilism and the Sahaba. Were aware of this because they would be on a particular expedition, and they are here to the Caribbean or the alumni who would not be part of the expedition. This was miles and miles away from Medina or Makkah, if you will, and suddenly they would notice this little carabiner on the alarm one next to the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wasallam. So after carefully observing, they find out okay, this is not the Hebrew Kelby berada gibreel because right after that, so nice, Alison would receive what he or he would read out the ayah that he had received while walking through divine revelation. So anyway, Jabra is not wassalam comes crashing down. He comes to the aid of Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam, the great friend of Allah. He turns around him and he said, Can I help you and think about it such a powerful angel that if he were to stretch his wings, he has hundreds and hundreds of wings. If he were to stretch his wings, it would literally cover the horizon. And when he would come down, there would be
beautiful, amazing gems, droves, rubies and whatnot cascading from his being such a beautiful, powerful engine. He looks at it by management wassalam and says, I can help you can I help you? Is there anything that I can do for you Brahimi
Let's listen I'm looking at the prerelease that was around and he says, In regard to my knees towards you know, I have no need towards you and all of this is happening mid air.
Muslim can literally see the fire, the flames leaping up at him and this conversation is taking place. All he has to do is just not and zebra is not wassalam will just blow up and puff and all the fire all of that will be just blown away or one swipe with his ring would suffice for the fire to go leaping the other way.
Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam looks nice enough to send me he says in regard to you, I have no need but in regard to my need towards a law has to know law whenever money we're here now money No, no and then Allah is sufficient for me for he is the best dispose of my offense. Allahu Akbar. Look at the trust that he had in Allah subhana wa tada beautiful, immaculate trust. And then what happens he goes and lands right into the middle of the fire. The command of Allah subhanho wa Taala comes directly to the fire vulneraria narrow Cooney
and we sent to the fire or fire be a place of coolness and solace, a place of coolness and safety for Ibrahim. And you know what he spent a period of time inside that bonfire. And there are scholars of the field who say that nothing, not even a hair from the body of Ronnie Melissa to ceram was cashed except for the ropes that were binding his arms and his feet. Those ropes went up in flames. But apart from that he was not even touched even to the extent that the hair of his was not.
And then he comes out of the fire. And you know what he says he states according to one particular report, that you know what the best days of my entire life were the days that I spent in that blazing bonfire, the best days of his life. He literally had like a chilled out vacation inside that blazing bonfire.
Alliance division because he said to the fire be a place not just a coolness because if he had left it cool ever become like North Pole or the Antarctica, lions, they would just be a place of coolness and comfort and safety for Brian malissa. So the temperature was just perfect. It was not too cold, not too hot.
You see the beautiful results of placing your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala. So whoever becomes the ruler, whoever becomes the president at the end of the day, they're all from the loop the creation of a loss of Hannah Montana, they are all transitory. They're all temporary, and they're all going to fade away. But Allah He is the eternal King was always going to be there. You place your trust in a worldly precedent. You place your trust in a worldly candidate, you place your trust in a worldly King is going to fade away just as how they are going to fade away. You place your trust in Allah, He is eternal and he is going to be there forever and ever will outward well asset,
he is the beginning and he is the end. your trust in Him is going to result in amazing results. He is going to look after you He is the best disposal of all of your affairs. And through tawakkol comes about a number of other concepts such as primarily the beautiful incorporation of taqwa where you will completely understand that we're where you will only feel a loss of kind of Medina you're not going to fear these mortal beings. Allah says in the Quran attraction as the you fear deeper, do you fear mankind boom, ah ha ha quantum Sha. Allah is more deserving to be feared by you. You need not fear human beings. You need not fear countries. You need not fear political parties. You need to
fear Allah. The more you fear among the more you're going to become closer to Allah. The more you become closer to Allah, the more you are going to be successful in both worlds this world and the next Allahu Akbar. So you will be able to bring in some more, and then you will be able to bring in a remarkable product. You'll be pleased with the decree of Allah subhanho wa Rahmatullahi wa sallam his report as the Umbrella Movement amazing are the affairs of a believer, if something good happens in his life, he renders gratitude unto Allah subhanho wa Taala. If something bad happens if he goes through a little bit of turbulence, if he goes to a patch of bad times, if you will, he holds on to
patients forever and that is good for him as well. That is good for him as well. So a little bit of how that comes about. And then when you master the concept of the covered call, the fall will comes in what is the far the far one is optimism to be positive. At the end of the day, we are emulating the greatest optimist to ever walk on the face of
Most positive person on the face of this earth, Mohammed savato be wassalam wily, he never wavered, the Battle of Hunter, the Battle of the Muslim moon, they were outnumber the pagans they were heavily armed, armed to the teeth, big numbers. At the end of the day they placed their trust in Allah. They were positive, they never lost hope. And Allah granted them victory at the fat will mean a man also nice analysis of his report have said that being positive or having an optimistic outlook is from a man is from a man today. And why I'm talking about this is because today you have people who have become so disheartened. They look at life now. cavia Doom, we're literally doomed. And then
you have people who give in to all these conspiracy theories. And they're like, you know what, the next world war is just around the corner, we are doomed where this weather Why aren't the scholars talking about this? Why under scholars mentioning all of this, that the day of the AMA is just around the corner, we you know what, let's just go lock ourselves up at home. Let me give you an example. So nice ally, listen, he told us about it. When I died, I limit Fine, go to no asaka heart saying he said family but he was looking at the Sahaba. And he said go to Anna masaka. Hudson,
the hour. And he was talking about the final hour the day of the AMA and I who Mohammed Salama while he was in? We we have been sent like this. And he was talking about the proximity to the day of the AMA. And when did he say this? He said this 1438 years ago he said it to the Sahaba. Now my question to you all is the the Sahaba become disheartened. Oh, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that the Day of Prayer is like this. So you know what, just let's forget it. Let's not do anything. Let's just just wait
with the despair and gloom edge on our faces. did they do that? No, they did so many great things. Yes, of course, they didn't lose or mix up their priorities. They knew that the day of them is around the corner. And we know that too. We live in a time and an era where so many signs are manifesting around us, we know that the day of them is just around the corner. But that does not mean that we become gloomy, negative individuals. Now let me talk about the next lesson. And that is in regard to a course of action. What are we supposed to do now? You had the results, you saw what happened? And maybe who knows what we will have an election in our country and someone might come
into power. We know of the challenges and trials we faced just a few months ago, a few years ago, if you will. So many things happened within our country we know about 911 that literally change the face of Islam in this world, so much of Islamophobia and all kinds of things. And what are we supposed to technically do? You might ask me, sure, okay, I'm a Muslim, I'm a believer. Now, what am I supposed to do in terms of a course of action.
recap all of what I just said, and couple that with this,
you as a believer, you have a responsibility, you have a responsibility, and you have the potential to change primary yourself. And when you change, you also have the potential to change the people around you, thereby changing your community, your society, the country and the world at large. If you keep playing the blame game, and that's what the bulk of us do, we are so divided with all the labels, you know, if you were really to discard the labels, LSP Sufi this and that if you were to discard all these labels, we are a lot more alike than we are different. At the end of the day, we are all the home of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, the minute we become divided, we break into
fragments, we break into pieces, and then it's so easy to dismiss us. But on the other hand, if we stay united, and if we work towards one goal we can bring about so much of goodness, think about our forefathers, the forefathers of this country, my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, look at how much they left behind for us in terms of schools, in terms of massage it in terms of medical centers, if you will, so many things. Now ask yourself this generation, what have we done? Think about our forefathers. You know, at times when scholars come to our country, many of them I've told them, You know what, Chef, we actually have an Islamic legislation or law in regard to nikka in
regard to follow up in regard to the estate of an individual when he or she passes away inheritance. And they are
they are amazed in
a country like this where you guys are just a minority but you have a Muslim personal law. Yes, we do. Many of us don't value this. We take this for granted. It was the fact that our forefathers they work hard towards this. But many of us today we are not community oriented activists and this is something that has to happen we have to become that we have to work towards making this place a better place for our children. What have you done to make this place a better place for your children today, if you
30 years old, if you are 40, if you are 50, you're going to live for another few years, another few years, and then your children and then your grandchildren. But what have you done? You may say, you know what, I'm not a rich person. I'm not a person with a lot of authority. I don't have connections, what am I supposed to do? I'm just a normal average Joe, you have the potential. You have the ability, if you believe in yourself. So stop playing the blame game, stop talking about what's happening around focus on yourself. And as a last season, that
sort of the chef, what if Allah has and just say, this was a surah that was sent down and also nice li li Salaam was somewhat disheartened, if you will, after facing certain trials, allies, the virtual gurus, the spirit of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then Allah states for either for all the funds of this ayah can be interpreted in many ways. One way is that once you are done calling the people towards Allah stand up and worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's one interpretation. And a more general interpretation, if you will, is that once you are done with an initiative with a firearm once you have completed an initiative funds have moved to the next
initiative in Nevada lawyers reuse law in the US reuse law. And then Allah says twice that after every difficulty comes to ease of law. to easily look at this, look at this positive message from our creators of cannabinoids and so many respected elders and brothers into my final message do not lose hope. Do not despair, do not become gloomy. don't have that sad look on your faces rather you are followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam be positive and work towards a positive change and insha Allah Allah Allah azza wa jal will most definitely grant us victory and success in this world as well as the next winner I conclude is that Kamala Harris and Mr. Alec Kumar