Islamic History Month
Channel: Musleh Khan
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Jumuah Khutbah/Sermon/Talk given on September 30, 2016
In Al Hamdulillah
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We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to indeed shower his acceptance and mercy upon each and every one of us on this blessed day of this blessing hour of the oma Jumeirah
Ababa as you have just heard, in a few days, we will be entering what is known as Islamic Awareness Month. I honestly believe the importance of this month is just as important or very near to the importance of the month of Ramadan.
And the reason why I say that is honestly think about who we are
the image of Islam,
what Islam represents in the world today, how your colleagues, your classmates, your friends, how they perceive you, your neighbors, non Muslims in general, what they know and they understand and what they're taught about this religion. And I honestly believe that this month of Islamic Awareness Month is crucial for every single human that calls him or herself Muslim.
So if you have an ability to do something, or to say something, or to write something, or to educate on some topic, related to this religion, that is a responsibility you should seriously look into, especially in the month of October.
And one of the things that I want to help myself and all of you with today is to kind of give you an idea of what every single one of us can do, to at least illustrate who we really are Muslim. And I bring your attention to the final verse of su that alphabet. sutra tells the story of victory
is a very special surah it's a very unique surah and the messenger Allah His Salatu was Salam once said that the one who reads this surah is counted as though they have accompanied me during the Treaty of hood Abia, when the Muslims in the sixth year after hegira prepared themselves for Umrah. The prophecy set him saw in a dream that he was going to Armada with his companions, and approximately 1400 of his companions prepared themselves. And they made the journey towards Mecca. Now at that time, you have to remember that Mecca was actually closed off for the Muslims the whole age at that time. It was literally life and death for any of the Muslims that tried to enter Mecca.
But the messenger Allah is Salatu was Salam put aside all of that as the Prophet that he is, and understood that when Allah subhanho wa Taala shows him something in a dream. It's the kind of Revelation it is the truth. So he treated it as though it was a truth and Mr or command. And so he went around in Medina and says, who is willing to accompany me? Now the second theme or discussion in sorbitol fat, is you also have a little bit of the discussion between the Mona Thea porn and the disbelievers with the Muslims of Medina. So imagine now it's life and death if you were going to try to enter Mecca at that time, but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying, Hey, who wants
to come with me? I want to go and make Ramadan. Let's get into our homes and march down there. So some of the mafia porn started to say to the people of Medina, this man is crazy. Don't follow him. Look, it's a trap. He's just going to put you within the guns within war itself like don't do that. So Allah speaks a little bit about the altercation that happened between monesi upon the hypocrites and the Muslims. sootel fet is also very beautiful because the conclusion of that surah
has got to be one of the most beautiful verses in the Quran.
that illustrates what a movement and a believer should look like.
Regardless of age regardless of status, regardless of background, regardless of knowledge. We are all on the same platform at the same level when it comes to devotion to Allah, meaning when it comes to our submission to him. suta Telford concludes with the true victory of all believers. Listen to how the conclusion begins. Allah azza wa jal says, Mohammed Dora Rasulullah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
he affirms and protects the title of who this man was, he is also de la he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Case Closed. So regardless whether you agree with him or not, regardless of whether you understand his motives or not, he is also the law. He sold the law while he was setting them, listen to Him and OBEY Him, because he's inspired directly from me.
Now, here's the second point. It's how the verse begins to unfold. Now, I've spoken on this topic before in other massages, but I've tell you the honest truth, every time I talk on this particular idea, something new comes to mind, something new, the A A causes you to think that it causes you to reflect on your life and the decisions you make in life. All of these beautiful things that are important to us. Verse number 29, the final a of sort of well fed streamlines all of those things. Now follow me. Allah azza wa jal continues, and he says,
well, Athena Mara, who is she dead or Ireland who faryal Ruhama obey now.
So the area started off by affirming that the messenger RNA his Salatu was Salam is the messenger himself, except him for what he is. But then it speaks about a particular group. And it says, When levena mera who it didn't say what Latina yoke mean, ob, it says those who are with him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it didn't say those who believe in him, because so little fat is a madonie surah. So this subject of Eman has already been discussed. So the audience in this surah are people who already believe in Allah and they already believe in his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but you and I know there's a lot of people who believe in him.
But not everybody is with him in terms of legacy, in terms of doodles lessons, in terms of study, in terms of devotion, in terms of love. So I asked you a question.
If the world is so confused, or so lost about who we are, ask yourself a very important question. If the messenger either who Salatu was Salam was with us today, would he be happy with the life and the choices that you make each and every day? Would he be pleased to be in a car with you? Would he be pleased to come and visit you in your home? Would he be pleased to sit within a conversation with you and listen to the things that you might be talking about? That's what the verse is referring to. When you have this concept of Maria, being with somebody be within their presence. Now I know sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is not with us anymore. But his legacy is still here. So he Bahati is
still here. Hadeeth is still here. You and I as Muslims, those who inherited his lessons, his practices his life, we're still here.
I went to the dentist a few days ago, whilst he was working on me. He stopped he removed his mask. And he asked me a question. He said to me, is it true that in the quarter n,
the prophet ordered Muslims to take out all non believers on earth?
That's was it that was his question. So me, I'm sitting on the bench and I remove everything out of my mouth, and we start having a conversation in the middle of his process in the middle of what he's doing. We start having a conversation about the poor end, and I start explaining to him what these verses are the context of these verses, and he started asking me about all the troublemakers of Islam and those guys who have hijacked this beautiful religion for their own purposes and their own whims and their own desires. We started talking a little bit about that. And he said to me, one thing that it really caught
Made a think. And he said to me, You guys meaning Muslims, you really need to get this message out there because a lot of people don't know this,
you really need to get that message that the whole end is a book of peace. This poor and everything does have a context, just like all other scriptures that have verses that talk about violence that talk about killing, they have context, they have a place at a time. So he says, You guys really need to get this message out there. Because people are asking questions people want to know. So I put it to the test.
I was visiting someone, a non Muslim.
And I brought up the conversation about Islam. And I asked them and I said, you know what I do, right? I'm a teacher.
And I teach Islam.
And immediately he started asking me basic questions of what the poor end was. And is it is it you guys that that practice what Prophet usif did? And I said, No, no, no, it's Prophet Mohammed Salah love while he was selling them, I said, that's the last and final message messenger that we, that we practice, we study, and we illustrate our lives after they were so confused. It was unbelievable to me the level of understanding and Islam that the average non Muslim has. So this is going to help you and I hope in sha Allah, Allah encourage you to understand that you do have a role when it comes to presenting the true message of who we are. Listen to the verse,
you have to be with the messenger salallahu alayhi wa sallam. So if you want to talk to talk, make sure you're walking the walk. But then the verse talks about something that is extremely important and often misunderstood. It says, I should widen confetti or hammer avena home, the believers they are severe against the disbelievers. But they're also merciful amongst one another. Anyone, and I've said this before, translates the word kofod in this area, to mean non Muslims in general, is not only incorrect, but extremely irresponsible when it comes to studying. And this area is actually referring to those individuals that seek to take the lives of Muslims that openly call for the
torture of Muslims that openly call for the destruction of our massages and our Muslim communities of our women and children. They openly propagate this mentality and idea. Allah says, that's who you're strict with. That's who you should eat with, but not your neighbor, who's who isn't Muslim, not your dentist, not your colleagues, not your classmates. With those people. You have to be merciful to them. You have to be understanding with them. And if you don't understand this concept, all you need to do is look at the legacy of how the messenger alayhi salatu was Salam lived with non Muslims? How we interacted with them, he did business with them, he sat and ate with some of them,
he exchanged with many of them he lived amongst them,
but those who were true enemies towards him, he was severe against them.
Then the AI continues.
Allah azza wa jal says, Thoreau himuro current sujay Yabba tahona problem in a law he worried whiner, now this comes and it starts to dig deeper towards me and you, you see on the faces of these believers, that when they go into court, and when they go into sujood, you see something upon them, that they want the blessings and the honor and the virtue from Allah, they want something special from Allah, and they seek this through ruku and sujood. Now that's important for you and I to understand especially when it comes to such that such that is the most crucial part in your Sala. Now the a is going to describe what happens to people who really maximize the quality and the time
when they're in this position of ruku and sujood. So listen very carefully, they want something special. Then Allah continues and he says see man home fee would you hear him in effort is sujood you see the beautiful stem, see man home, a beautiful mark or stamp and it's not on their foreheads. It's often translated that this a is referring to that dark spot that some of the people they get because of their such that it didn't say see my home it didn't see the beautiful mark on their foreheads. It said the beautiful Mark Allah will do him or fee will do him their entire faces.
Do you know this?
Have you ever met someone, fellow Muslim, that for whatever reason you look at them or you interact with them, there is something brilliant and beautiful about them. Whether it's their speech, whether it's their smile, or just their presence, when they walk into the room, everyone is happy, everyone is smiling. Everyone is engaging with this person accepted, this person is accepted anywhere they go under any circumstance. That's who you have to be.
Muslims are the most patient. That's what we're supposed to be. Muslims are the most civilized. That's what we're supposed to be the most tolerant, the most dignified. When somebody wants to test us. We respond in the most dignified way, Islamic Awareness Month. That's what you need to be.
You need to live, walk, look and behave just like a Muslim. You should do this all throughout your life, but it's really crucial now. Because this Islamic Awareness Month, you're going to hear about it on the news, you're going to see it through all the social media feeds, people are going to know and they're going to hear about it, but they're going to wait and see. Okay, so what are the Muslims going to teach us or tell us and if you sit back, and we do nothing, or we say nothing, then the troubles and the scrutiny and the constant discrimination that we're being faced with simply because of our religion continues to grow. May Allah azza wa jal give us strength. The verse continues.
So you see this person with the brilliance and beauty. And they get this when they have that private conversation, or that private moment with them and Allah in such depth, such there is the most beautiful part of your Salah, it's the most important part of your Salah. And this is why the messenger alayhi salatu wa sallam told us, as you all know, you're the closest to Allah at that time.
Now, when you're alone, you can make the such that as long as you want. But this is not a reason now for you to go up to the Imam and say can you make the schedule a little bit longer, because I want to spend time there, you don't get to do that. That's up to the Imam and his discretion. The imams job is to make sure that he fulfills all the fundamentals that needs to be fulfilled so that everyone has prayed their Sala completely and correctly, everything beyond that. So a longer surah a long, good record a longer sujood that is up to his discretion. He can do that if he wants. But he has to think about the gemera. And he has to think about that poor lady whose knees are hurting the
poor man that all of a sudden he has this urge to want to go to the bathroom. So he's hoping that Salah will finish quickly, he has to cater now to the crying voices of babies and children. He has to cater now to those who have to go back to work into school or who may have other things that they need to get to. So he has to make a judgment call and lead the Sala accordingly. We actually don't have the right to go up to him and say make your such that longer, because I want to talk to you a little bit more you can do that at your own time.
And you will begin to see the brilliance that Allah will give you on your face and in your life. May Allah azza wa jal bless us and accept from us our solo ad along mean the verse continues and describes even more intimately and in a more detailed fashion of how you and I should be growing as believers of Allah. And Allah azza wa jal says,
mean SRS sujood that he can methadone Fidel rottie will methylome fill in GL so this is the same parable or example that was given to previous scriptures before us kids that are in a hurry Raja shuttle now pas, Allah azza wa jal is saying the one who is with the messenger Allah who Salatu was Salam is like the farmer that puts a seed in the ground. Now imagine he plants something he doesn't know what's gonna happen, he's gonna hope that there isn't going to be any infestation, that there isn't going to be a drought and that this plant is going to grow and he's going to be able to bear the fruits at the end of the year. That's when he'll get paid. And that's what he'll be able to
enjoy what he is planted. But he doesn't know a lot. So it just says that the true believer when you stick and you are with the teachings of the messenger alayhi salatu was Salam. You become like a shop owner.
literally means the tip of something or the edge of something. That's why in Arabic The beach is called shall play
Because it's sand that sits at the edge of the ocean. So the farmer begins to see that in the ground, there is a little edge of plant of life that's starting to grow.
And then the plant continues to grow.
And he says, For as subtle who festival, other festival wireless, continues to nurture it. And it begins to intertwine so all the twigs and all the leaves and all the branches begin to intertwine is soupy, and then the plant becomes strong and firm. This is what you and I are. We are a bunch of spiritual crops that are still developing.
And you know this because the day you heard the message of the farmer meaning the message of the messenger Allah He sought out to a Salaam that planted in you this seed of spiritual growth.
ask yourself, are you growing?
How many homers and lectures and classes Did you need to nourish your soul to nourish your heart so that you continue to grow?
The greatest tragedy of listening to talks and lectures is that when the listeners whoever they may be, go home, nothing changes. Life Goes back just the way it was. That's the greatest tragedy. And so brothers and sisters, this area is literally an area for you and I to assess ourselves in this time at this day in this age. Are you with the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at work? At school, in your marriage, with your children, with your colleagues in the massagin? If you disagree with somebody, do you disagree like the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? If you just don't get what you want, do you? Are you content like the how the best adjust sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
would have been content? If you're upset or you're in a confrontation? Do you handle that situation? Like how the messenger Ali salatu salam would have handled it.
That's when you can stay. That's when you can say to yourself that you are a healthy spiritual plant and you're growing.
And eventually, here is the fruit of that growth. Allah azza wa jal says, festival at the festival arella soupy euro Jubal Zahra Lila Lila became on Kufa. So here the woman is planting a seed and he starts to see something growing and it turns into a beautiful tree and there's fruits and now he can benefit from it. But Allah says as for the Kufa, they planted the same thing. But guess what? Nothing's growing.
So they're looking at you now and they're saying, Wow,
you're on the news every single day.
Your image is being distorted or destroyed.
Your name, your religion, your identity, is put to trial and put to test and put under scrutiny day in and day out. And you're still smiling.
And you're still happy. You're still proud to follow that religion.
You still want to be Muslim. That's what the verses is alluding to.
They've planted the same thing you planted. So how come you're still growing and you're fruitful, and they're still looking for something in the ground.
That's what Islamic history month is about. And that's what life of a Muslim is all about. I've always said that now is the best time to be Muslim. And the whole world is focused on you. Now is the time for you to shine. I conclude the verse in sha Allah, Allah in the second part of the hookman May Allah azza wa jal continue to increase our Amen. May Allah azza wa jal continue to give us strength that we love and we practice the teachings of our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam our call emerges from our own worst stuff that will largely welcome woody certainly Muslim equally them for stuff at all. In the Horn of Africa.
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Here's the fruit.
So you want to know why you're still coming for jamara every month every week.
You want to know why you're still struggling to work out even those timings? Almost every week I get asked the question, I can't get time for jumar from work or from school, what do I do? So you're still battling with the same question. You're still battling how to fit Islam into your life and to keep it there. You're still battling that this E jab, it's getting tougher and tougher to keep on, but you're still doing it. You want to know why. Because in the effort of the seed, that spiritual seed that you planted in your life called Islam,
Allah says, I promised you I promised the one who believed and the one who lived the life why middle solidly had they lived the life then Allah use the word min home. So it's not even all of us. But from amongst us. It's that special group that didn't just become or play the Muslim role or practiced Islam on Friday or in Ramadan. They were Muslim day in and day out every part of their life. That individual or that group, they will have from a long mouth Fira what edge hold on now Lima. They will have a loss, pardon and forgiveness and they will have a tremendous or reward. It's not even mentioned in the summary the man said that this a actually alludes the edge hold on our
Lima. One interpretation says it's talking about gender. Another interpretation says the hijab is removed between you and Allah in gender. And you get to see a law with the same eyes you have right now in his true form. May Allah azza wa jal allow us to see him.
This is the greatest greatest reward greater than Jenna itself.
So you have to ask yourself, the same eyes that you could possibly see a law with What are you looking at right now?
How are you using those eyes right now?
And that is going to help determine how close you are with the messenger Allah has salatu wa sallam. This is the message that I leave you with a u haul. Every one of us have a responsibility as we move forward. Talk to your colleagues and talk to your friends. Engage in at least conversation. You don't have to have debates. You don't have to get in deep theological topics. Just talk about my hijab. Just talk about I gotta go do that afternoon prayer. Just talk about the Quran talk about something badly, who is the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us just preach and spread it even if it's just one verse, just do it.
So May Allah azza wa jal continue to instill within within us strength. May Allah give us what we need to continue to live each and every single day devoted to La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah Allah from me and my brothers and sisters at this point, we send peace and salutations to our messenger RNA is Salatu was salam, Kamal Ahmed on so pandahall Ouattara Allah Phaeton z in Allahu Allah iica tahu you saw lunarlon Debbie? Yeah, au Latina M and all sudden Diwali he was suddenly more Taslima Allahumma salli. ala Mohammed wider earlier Mohammed kamasan Lita Ibrahima, Laila early Ibrahima in amido Majeed, Allahu muffling Muslim you know when we met when we Nina one minute Allah
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