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Continue To Strengthen The Muslim Identity
Channel: Musleh Khan
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Continue to strengthen the Muslim identity – Shaykh Musleh Khan
Jummah khutbah – July 22, 2016
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In Al Hamdulillah
Meadowhall and a star you know who want to stop hudl when are the Billahi min surely unforeseen. Our women see tiara Merlino? Mi n de la philomel de Luna what may you'll bleed fehler her deola what she had one Illa Illa Allah illallah wa de hula sharika wash Mohammedan Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala early he was Herbie Amen So Darla energy one masterpiece una de la yo Medina. borrowed for de hola Yo, Baba fukada Marana subhanho wa Taala Phaeton xili Yeah, you hola Xena Amano, taco la hepco to potty wallet mo tune Illa and to Muslim moon some both my brothers and sisters. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Port of Entry surratt and facilite parle Allahu taala in a Latina corlew Rob
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Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in this beautiful surah. Before we speak a little bit about the translation, it's important for you to understand at least some of the central themes behind this particular sutra. suited for sila is a sutra that is designed to reform and protect and even more so to design what a dairy or a color of Islam should look like. What they should be preaching how they should be breaching, but more so they're etiquettes and they're
also suited for Scylla talks a little bit about the job and the rewards of the person who calls to La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah one of the most beautiful verses in the surah Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the levina cada una buena la indeed those who claim and they say Rob Boone, Allah, Allah is our robber, and Rob literally Allah subhanho wa Taala is our master. Allah is our guardian, Allah subhanho wa Taala is our protector. Now this particular verse starts off with part one of our Shahada part one of our identity. And so my topic for you today is for us to at least continue to strengthen, but even more so feel proud of who we are, feel proud of our identity as
Muslims. And I honestly think that this is not just the topic for young people. It's a topic for anybody who calls themselves Muslim. Because the reality is a u haul. Bob
is getting more and more difficult each and every day to hold on to La ilaha illAllah. Our religion is at a test. It's really it's been put to a point where it's constantly being scrutinized constantly, all fingers are being pointed to the Muslims around the world for whatever reason. And many Muslims who aren't grounded in the religion properly, you know what they end up saying, they end up questioning their identity, questioning the validity of the religion, questioning the existence of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And a lot of times these are actual Muslims who are born Muslims, but they were never introduced to Islam properly, or they've never taken it seriously. So
this surah or this particular verse starts off by talking a little bit about part one of your Shahada. It's the actual statement, you proclaim La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah. So listen to what Allah azza wa jal tells us about these people. And in sha Allah, it is every one of us sitting here today in the Latina card or a boon Allah, thermos semesta, calm. Here's part two of your Shahada is staccato, is the common comes through the word is the comma and the comma literally means to stand up but stand up firmly and stand up straight. This is wine.
Part Two of the Shahada Ori, phase two is that you not only talk the talk, but you walk the walk, you live the life. Now this is where all the problems begin. It's when it comes time for believers to actually live the life. If you ever noticed today, you find that a lot of Muslims who practice the deen they fall under two categories with with respect to more
rules and ethics with respect to a HELOC and a dub with one another. They fall into two extremes. One of them is what I call the conservative Muslim. The Conservative Muslim is the Muslim that Masha Allah, they pray they fast. They go for the hedge. They dress like a Muslim, they walk like a Muslim, and they are in Islam and they're in Islam to stay, nobody is going to question their identity. But the problem with this category is that they are amazing Muslims, but they're struggling to be good people. So they become the most uncivilized people when they're in public. When it's time to get out of parking lots, the guy can't give his wife his or her mouth after 20
years of marriage. They're struggling to just be good people, but they're amazing Muslims Masha, Allah Tabata, Calum. But then the other side or the flip coin to this picture is what I call the liberal Muslims. And the liberal Muslims are the ones that Masha Allah, when you tell them to stand in line, they stand in line, they're civilized, they're dignified, they have the best. They're the best husbands, they're the best to wives. But the problem with this group is that they say, because I'm a good person, I don't need to pray every single day. I don't need to wear hijab. I don't need to practice this Deen. So they are amazing people struggling to be good Muslims, and you and I known
our messenger and be useful. Allahu alayhi wa sallam strived his whole life to do both of these things. before Allah spoke to him with Porter and before he was a prophet, he was already aside there. He was already a Sala he was already an admin. He was already somebody that people trusted and people love people could get along with him. Once he had that platform in his life, where he had good luck and good etiquettes and he was a good man with a clean and genuine heart. Then Allah azza wa jal gave him an this is what our religion causes us to. And the problem or the bankruptcy behind that is, so often you find Muslims breaking into one group or the other. Very few actually have a
little bit of this and a little bit of that and they can create a complete picture of what the movement slash Muslim should be. And so this verse calls to you and I, to just stop for a moment. Stop and think about yourself look in the mirror, you might see a beautiful beard, Masha Allah, you might see a beautiful, he jab, Masha Allah, but then you have to stop and ask yourself, when was the last time I actually spent quality time with my family? I gave all the Hoku and all the rights to my spouse. I actually was respectful to my community, I follow rules and regulations. Do you ever notice that when you travel to other parts of the world, whenever whenever Muslims have to get in
line for food, we just simply can't do it, do it? Or it's always a big problem. So being dignified and civilized when standing in line for anything? These are the questions you have to ask yourself. These are the questions that I honestly believe many Muslims take for granted. We trivialize it, we don't really take it serious. Some of us probably believe it's just something that should happen by default. No idea how bad you have to work at this. You have to strive to be not only a great men, but you also have to remember to be a great Muslim. Muslim is on the outside. It's what people see from you and I it's how we judge each other. I can judge you and you can judge me as a Muslim,
because that's my behavior and my attitude that you see and you experience. We don't have the right to judge each other as men, because most men is on the inside. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us listen to this verse. You just heard the verse ensuited earlier imraan Allah azza wa jal says yeah you hola Xena Amman, Taka la haka, Ducati he wala Mouton. Illa Anton, Muslim moon makalah illa and to mock me know this a Allah says oh you who believe fear Allah the fear that he is most deserving of you And don't you dare die and leave this world? Allah says let's move to Arabic students, you know that the new one at the end of this verb. It's called the heavy noon or noon Elmo
shed data. When you add a heavy noon, to a verb in Arabic, it represents emphasis to the greatest strength. So it's not a less saying to you don't die and leave this earth alive.
saying, Don't you dare for a moment think, don't you dare leave this earth unless you are in the state of submission. Allah said Muslim, Muslim moon. Allah didn't say me noon. This tells you and I'm
our number one priority in our life is if you want Allah azza wa jal to bless you to be men, your starting point is to act like a Muslim is to behave like one. Allah says, Don't you leave this earth unless you are acting and behaving like a Muslim?
Because when death finds you A u haul.
when death comes to you, it doesn't apologize. It doesn't say, Okay, wait a minute, you're watching a movie. I'll come back on Juma day when you're in such the It doesn't say Oh, wait a minute, you're doing something wrong, or you're being uncivilized in this one particular situation or moment, I'll come back when things are good. I'll come back. And when I'm all done, I'll come back at another time. Once it finds you, it finds you. So your first duty is really look at all the decisions you make in your everyday life in your everyday routine. Do those decisions and those circumstances represent what a true believer and a true Muslim should look like and should behave like. So this is
what you learn from this a thermistor combo, then what happens now you're going to prepare for death that is going to prepare you for death. Allah azza wa jal continues and says tetanus, tetanus Anwar Lee Mala Mala, aka a law will send a an army of angels what's happening, this is the person at its at his or her death. They're on their deathbed, they strive their whole life to hold on to this message.
So I'm going to speak personally to all of you. I know what it feels like, I'm from Toronto, I'm from Canada. So I live the same culture and the same lifestyle that you do. I, we all have the same pressures, we have the same problems. And the fact of the matter is brothers and sisters is that
being Muslim today is simply not easy. It's just not easy. And you can decide how it's not easy for you. Every single one of us sitting here has a story of how you're struggling to hold on to this Diem.
But the fact of the matter is, Allah still told you and I don't you dare leave this earth unless you are Muslim. And it makes you wonder, the religion that's being scrutinized the most that's being criticized the most that's being targeted the most. is the religion Allah said, Don't you dare let go of that.
Why? Cuz you're going to prepare for this moment, when Allah will send angels to you in sha Allah. And they will say to you, I let a half moon Well, I know what Abu shoot will be Jenna, Allah, the quantum to
the angels, they are ordered to say to them into the believer at his or her deathbed.
A latter half who don't be scared, and don't be frightened. Why is this person frightened at the time of death? They're frightened because they know it's coming. And they're going to meet a lot.
And then the angels continue. And they say, Well, I know Don't be scared. Don't be shy. Don't be sad. Why is this person who's dying starting to feel sad? It's because they're going to be separated from their families and their friends. Now they're going to be alone with home with Allah azza wa jal. They're going to be put on trial now, and they're going to be questioned now. So they're going to have to stand up in front of the ultimate judge, Allah coonley Colin Coulter, while Cooley Amina milter. So every statement you uttered and every action you've done, just stop for a moment and really think, think what that feels like think what that represents for you. And I'm and ask
yourself a question right now.
If this was your last jumar you ready to meet Allah and say, yo, Rob, today, this Friday, in 2016, this jumar I give it to you.
We just finished Ramadan. How many of you are comfortable saying to Allah, yo, Robbie, this Ramadan of 2016 this I've tried my best. Here it is.
If you're comfortable saying that to Alan, now, that's one thing. But the reality is Bobby's many people aren't. They're just simply not ready.
This is why I say to you, you have to be ready mentally, physically, you have to be ready, thinking and never forgetting about the one thing that destroys all of our pleasures in this world. You have to constantly be thinking about your death, how you want to leave this earth and meet to Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, recently I met,
I'm visited another country in South America. And I met one of my classmates from the University of Medina. He was originally from Jamaica, and he moved into South America and I hadn't seen him in six years since we all graduated from Medina. So when I went back a few months ago, and I saw him for the first time in six years, we were in, in front of an audience of 1000s of people. I called him out of the crowd, and I made him stand up, and I told him how much I loved him in front of everybody because will lie it was the truth. This brother will lie this brother had a smile I have never seen on any human being in my life. It was one of those smiles that it would actually tickle your ear
men. It would actually make you want to smile to others just for the sake of Allah. It was genuine, it was pure. Aside from his smile, he had the purest heart, inshallah Allahu taala. He was my friend and I loved him. And then recently, a few weeks ago, he walks out of his house to turn on the water pump. He got electrocuted, he falls to his death. This happens in the month of Ramadan. He falls to his death whilst he's fasting after salado fudger facing the Qibla in such there, what's going to be your death?
Think what's going to be your death? How do you want to leave this earth for a lot?
You might be an amazing Muslim. Are you a good person? Even with non Muslims, even with the system with people around you? You're ordered by Allah to just be a good dignified and civilized individual. Have you represented that for yourself? And you're doing all of this to prepare for that one moment so that angels can say it's okay. Don't be Don't be afraid. Don't be sad. Whatever shoot will be genital it can come to I do. Congratulations absoluto. Bushra Allah azza wa jal is saying to the angels will come to you and say congratulations, don't be afraid. Don't be sad. Don't be worried anymore. Because you did it. You got Jenna, may Allah subhanho wa Taala give us and bless us and
honor us to enter his genital Farah dosen. Allah, Allah hum. Me, my brothers and sisters I will continue and conclude in the second part of the Altima May Allah subhanho wa Taala continue to increase this in our Eman. May Allah azza wa jal continue to increase this and filter in lm May Allah azza wa jal purify and beautify our actions along mean, our color matters Maroon was Sofitel la Holly welcome but he said it in Muslim minimalism for Sofitel in who will have photo Rahim.
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah while early he was happy he woman while buried, the area continues wherever shooter will build agenda to continue to Argonne National Alia or quantum field higher to dunya woodfill earthhero Allah confy Hama, Tasha he and for sukumar la comfy Hama, una newzoo la Minho. fouda Rahim This is where I will end in sha Allah what are the angels they continue speaking and they continue telling this individual national olio comm Phil hire to do Neil waffle. We were your protectors. Oh, Leah is the plural for Willie. We were your guardians we were your protectors. So when you were striving to hold on to this Deen the angels that
Allah sent to protect you. They were busy battling off shayateen for you. They were busy battling them off. So they were your family. They were the workers they were a lost soldier cell sent for you to protect you. So the angels they assure you of this feel higher to junior waffleh Hara, you're also going to have some Hannah law, angels that are friends for you in the ACA as well.
And then they continue and say you will have everything that you collectively desired from a law and what you've individually desired from Allah two things. It
means the thing that all of us collectively want from Allah. So if I ask young people
kids write down. What do you want from a law, like a young kid will probably say I want ice cream, I want sweets, I want candy, I want to have fun. So their leisure would be a gift from a lot to them. If you ask teenagers, they might want other things. If you ask adults, they might say we want security, we want pleasure, we want to see a law. They think maturity based on their knowledge, that these are the things that will make them happy in the earth era. So that's what we collectively want as an oma or as a community, while confy hermetic their own, but you're also going to get the one thing that each of you individually wants from Allah, I can't tell you what that is. I can tell you
one thing that I would hope that if Allah Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala allows me and blesses me to speak to him and ask him for what I want. If Allah gifts me with that opportunity and gives me permission to do that. One of the things that I always think about in my life is I want to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to reveal to me the secrets of the end.
Oh Allah, you said Alif Lam? Meem? What does it really mean?
You said yes, seen bah ha, what are these letters actually mean? scholars till this day are divided. They don't know what these letters actually represent. Yeah, Robbie, you took sort of the Toba and you didn't put Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem before it. Yeah, it'll be telling me why.
These are the things that I think about what are the things that you think about? And that's important brothers and sisters, because what that does is that it sets your vision towards goals. And Muslims always have to be goal oriented in your life to achieve anything, whether it be studies, whether it be bad, whether it was in Ramadan, I'm sure all of you sitting here you had personal goals in Ramadan. Some of us wanted to finish quote and some muscle some of us wanted to memorize or and some of us wanted to memorize sutras. Some of us just simply wanted to pray all the Torah, we, whatever it was, that's your individual goal. So what do you hope to achieve when you meet Allah
subhanho wa Taala? What's the one thing you want to ask that's unique to you? What's the thing that you wish for the most? That's your ultimate gift from Allah.
And so brothers and sisters, I leave you with this. And then leave you with this nothing more as food versus food for thought, for you to sit with yourself and reflect this is not going to be or wasn't intended to be an intense katiba where I would put theological discussions and theories in your head, and then you leave you alone. I simply want to give you a simple message from a miskeen believer and servant of Allah azza wa jal, I come from another part of the world into your community. And I just want to say to all of you here in green lane, from Toronto, Canada, all the brothers and sisters well lucky, I tell you this from my heart, every Masjid I go to and all the
communities I go to, they send their salons and their love to greenley Masjid, they are followers of what you all the good that you do in dismissed it and all the show you and m&ms you bring here and all the ill that you have in this question or law, he myself and our own communities benefit from you. So you have something good here. Think about where you're going to take that good insha Allah hooter Allah, when it comes time for your turn to leave this earth and confront him. May Allah azza wa jal bless us with a holla at him, a blessed and righteous ending. May Allah subhanho wa Taala honor us with a personal holla at him. May Allah azza wa jal bless us and honor us with a personal
holla at him along I mean, these are the words that I leave you with or leave you with a Bab we send peace and salutations to our Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam kemah Ahmad on so Hannah who was our Ella Phaeton z in the lahoma ekata who you saloon Island v. Yeah, you have Latina ermine or solu Ali he was suddenly mu Taslima Allahumma salli. ala Muhammad wa ala early Mohammed Qmr. So later Allah Ibrahim Allah earlier but our Hema in Mecca homeodomain Majeed Allahu MFI Lila Massimino well Muslim at all meaning minute yeah even whom well I'm what in the Caribbean semi or Mooji Buddha word Allahumma in Nanana local Jenna Omar Khan Robert la Herman Colin our Iman, when are we gonna be
coming in now? One Mercado de la Hermann Colin Ahmed or bana attina dunya. hacer una waffle. karate hacer una joaquina either been out sapan Otto. Be careful
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