Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into the importance of the blessed Jummah prayer.
Surah Al Jumu’ah is the best place to learn the spirit, the wisdom, guidance about the Friday prayer itself. There is one Ayah in the Surah that summarizes the mission of Allah’s Messenger ﷺ and the second Ayah of the Surah is where Allah SWT basically takes the entire mission of the Messenger ﷺ and summarizes it.
What is the purpose of this weekly gathering for the Jummah prayer? What do we wish to do? The big gathering of every week in Jum’ah is the installation of faith in Allah so that we get refreshed with our relationship with the Qur’an. We should cultivate a sense of responsibility that we are supposed to be in appreciation of the Quran. We should strive to get our sins forgiven and to be able to make sincere ‘tawbah’ to Allah. We should seek to appreciate our time on this earth and not waste it away with things that have no benefit here and no benefit in the next life. We should also indulge in the love of useful activities, useful times spent within the worship of Allah or in learning beneficial things and in sharing beneficial things with one another and making ourselves better people for His sake.
Listen intently to fathom the explanation.
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And these are the last few ions of this beautiful sooner.
We should appreciate the value of the Friday prayer because Alonzo was an of all for the many reasons One of them is dedicated
just to this topic, just for tomorrow. And the climax of that. So lies its conclusion at the end of it. The three are dedicated, specifically for the subject matter of the Friday prayer.
But I want to share with you not just what these ion talks about. I want to remind myself and all of you that this is the ending of a conversation. So to summarize a small school, it's an altogether 11.
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What's the conversation from the beginning of the school after all the entire civil rights calls a Juma and it's wonderful twice one speech of a large soldier. And at the end of it all,
Those of you who claim to have faith, those of you who believe whether it is called for from a part of the day of Friday video.
It's a part of the day of Friday, there's you're not asked to give the entire Friday, you're asked to give a part of it. And none is allowed.
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It's a favorable Look, what is the favorable to give the whole day, this can be a small part of this day. This can be a small part, another lad emphasizes himself. And this is a big deal for us. Because if you and I start thinking coming to the Friday, prayer is such a drag, we're going to come from traffic and make it there and then get late getting back to work and they got to make it up at the office bed. And all this other stuff allows me to sing I'm not asking you a lot. Because previous stations were asked much more. We already know about the release, they were asked the entire day. And it's no surprise that right before these if the passage right before this one is
the example of those who are burdened with the responsibility of the laws, the thought of the previous revelation, and they didn't carry that responsibility. That's right before this person is that passage. Alarm tells us the mistake of the Jewish community before we're given the responsibility before us. Then he talked to us, then he talked to us. So it's a very interesting transition. This slide is broken up into three parts. It really only has three sections.
There is the first section, which will talk to you about a little bit. There's the second section that I've already kind of alluded to, which talks about the Jews. It talks about money. And there's the third and final section, it talks about writing prayer. It talks about the Juma. So even though my foot by really today with you is about this last part, I want to dedicate most of the little time I have with you to this last part. But I still want to walk you through a little bit to the first part two parts one is talking about the first passage, a lot of photo says you're somebody who needs it. Now festival must have
as many photos as he is, and he, you know, this guy begins with the one of the common I have to speak about this a lot.
This is not the only place in the sense that everything in the skies in earth continues to and will continue to declare his perfection is not the only piece of lessons. But usually when Allah says this, he ends with two of his names. And usually you'll find at the
end, we call him Dr. Otto phrasing allow as though it is at the ends of many
of Warren Rahim and you will reply, even if you don't know me, you might have read, writing. As
you might have heard these things before, it will help you to find these things over and over again, on this unique aisle for names of a lot not to four Names of Allah, it is making us remember a lot more. And guess what Friday is the day of the week where we are supposed to remember a lot more. From the very beginning, the sutra is telling us in the mind of remembering a lot more. Instead of two names. That's the case normally the case twice, twice of that problem. But what are these names and money, the king I will do is the source of all purity, the sanctified, the one that has no pure impurities himself, and all things that are pure drove from his purity. So the first thing was the
king, and the secondary is the source of all tyranny. And the third is the ultimate authority. And as is commonly gets transmitted as the mighty in many translations of the Quran, they say the mighty will actually unquie.
And COVID is actually the way these guys come combination of two things. It's power and respect, authority and respect. Both those things that someone has said they have respect, and they also have authority. And they command both of those things together. It's very hard for us to combine those things in the world today. Because there are people that have authority and they don't have the respect of the people. They may have authority, but they don't have respect, or they have respect. But unfortunately, they have more authority as one or the other. combines both of those things is one of the names of Aziz and Hakeem the source of all wisdom, the first fire goes on to praise Allah
azza wa jal in four weeks, and says everything else in the universe understands this. But then for these people, for the people, for human beings were enormous. And among them the most people that don't even have access to books, they don't even have access to literature. So there's a group of people that were living in the middle of the desert, surrounded by the civilizations of literature. The Persians are a civilization of poetry and literature and philosophy. The Romans are a civilization and the Greeks of civilization of literature, you know, and um, philosophy and mythology, all this kinds of stuff they have, what did the Arabs have characterized themselves? As,
oui, how are they even going to get to enlightenment, they don't even have access to books, they can read most of them there will be unlettered Allah says he sent a messenger among them on
IRC, that there is his ions, history, his miracles, his science, I want to remind you of something, this is the long conversation again, I'm going to quickly walk you through these first few items. Because again, my focus is the end of the store. But I want to share something very interesting with you.
That in the old days, the king used to live in the castle used to live in the city. And he owns so much Empire, so many villages and towns far away, he owns them, and he controls them. He doesn't go to the announcement here. You know what he does, he sends one of his soldiers, sensible orders and they go to the village and they call all the people together from that village. And then he opens up this paper, this announcement from the king and he pronounces the alternative.
This is and the people gathered because they know this announcement is coming from the king, any other announcement that people will not get. And if they don't get it, you'll get in trouble because it was the Kings it was the official announcement you have to show up. That's how the society was organized, especially societies that were functioning under what kings
In the previous I mentioned this first name was that he is the king. And the first thing that messenger does.
he reads on to the announcements, his pronouncements, his declarations, his eye on his miracles.
The next thing I mentioned was a key him the name of
the purifier. And the second thing mentioned about the province was a key purifies this was the was the source of all purity. Secondly, and the second activity of the province purifies.
How does it notify the people. So
by reading the Word of the law onto them, the word of the law is actually just listening to it, just understanding it, just pay attention to it, in and of itself cleans a human being. It's a cleansing process. And you know, what you can clean your car once and it's gonna be clean forever, you can clean your house was if it's going to be clean forever, what happens naturally what teaches us in the natural world, you need something clean for a while, what comes on it does, and you have to clean it again. And then it does, and they clean it again, and dust and you have to clean it again. And guess what human beings are just like our souls are just like that our hearts are just like
that. So you have to get the IRS decided on to you and be again, so we can be cleansed again. And then again, and then again, over and over and over.
us coming together is a recognition of a lost kingdom, when the king calls his show up, trying to create
and when when you come you also benefit because you get purified.
Which is a key. When you
take when he teaches them, he teaches them the wall,
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was made law on you. The third name of Omar mentioned was the authority which
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The four names of a lot are now brought into the people's lives. by the prophets, Allah loves what he does. And in these four words will be the
number one year two, I lived in it for two weeks. And Keaton number three, we've determined number 41. These are things that are mentioned here in this beautiful if they actually send her eyes the entire strategy of the prophets of Allah,
on how to introduce God to humanity.
This is what the Prophet did, you can summarize the entire scale and this one
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to the entire life of the Prophet, the entire strategy on how to give people this on how to make society better. We read the seal of the prophets, I saw them and we learned that that society was changed, like no other society has ever seen.
No society has ever changed like that society didn't change from the top down and the bottom of every way to look at it economically, socially, morally, with the with the wake up when they go to sleep, what they eat, what they love, what they hate, how they dress, how they go to the bathroom, for God's sake, everything change, everything changed. There's never been a change in society like that every human history like that. This law tells us how do you make that change happen? This desire is not how do you bring that change? How was the messenger given
the ability to bring this kind of change in the people.
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This beautiful soul also has an announcement about us. The congregation of the prophets of Allah is full of the companions but they're not in the hundreds of 1000s
not hundreds of 1000s how many people attending Juma prayer today? across the planet across the country, across the state. My goodness, how many people are attending tomorrow? Listen well, I've been home the Prime Minister interesting here too, but without getting technical with these folks, unless there are other people that haven't joined them yet.
there's hope in it meaning they haven't joined yet but they will. The Prophet is told you're gonna have lots of people. They're gonna have lots of hope. And we are April filming of that promise. We sitting here on fulfillment of that promise of
He says Look around you look to the Muslim sitting next to you and left you right if you look at the roles the spilling up when I
Once was practically empty, was one or two people here that was filled up. Pretty soon people are gonna have a place to get in, they're gonna have to put his shoes, he would have to make the announcement moving closer and closer. And the law says Look around you. And remember that is the favor of. There are people I've met this community, I see some familiar faces that moved to this community when you were 3040 years ago, couldn't find a Muslim for miles and miles. And when they stand today makes a lot and they can't, you know, they seem so many faces all over people.
They should remind themselves, the common law
is a favorable luck is no small thing.
This is the first test. How many passages three? Is the first question. The second passage, talks about the Jews
alone, just forget about us, the Muslims, the people that come together, the progress purifies these people. And immediately it says, By the way, you're not the first people that were formed into a nation to fully yourself. I mean, this was before. And you know what they had a vote to their messenger to, and the formula was never different
those who are burdened with the responsibility of God, and they didn't carry it.
They were given just like you, your messenger gave you the book, they were given a book, and they didn't just didn't take it seriously, what is the law telling us, hey, just because you're going to get somewhere, you're gonna have large numbers. Don't forget, if you don't take it seriously, then you will be just like the failures of the past.
Like donkeys carrying loads of books, the books are there, but they don't benefit you. You don't even know what they have to say. They will affect you. They don't purify. You don't even listen to what it says. This is sitting there on the shelf. And even if you read it, you connect it to your life. It's talking about old times, it's the stories that you're reading. They're not talking about me right now. So probably don't become like those people. And you know what, I'm coming down to the quickly trying to make my way to the last person is going to keep making time. But I want to share something very powerful we have, it'll help us understand that.
You see what it gets purified. It's like you know how you get your car to the carwash. This is the sole lush Friday print. Right? When you bring it in for your soul wash, the heart gets cleaned up. And when the heart gets cleaned up, the heart is reminded that we are not here forever. You and I When did you know the announcement is made sometimes after Friday Prayer brothers and sisters, please stay back. This is
one day, that's going to be an announcement for you and me. And that's how it's gonna happen. And we are reminded that this is not the only like there is there's more. Our heart becomes content with that. People who don't believe in like talking about death, you know what they're scared about it. We talk about death a little bit on
the subject depressing Many
believers, when they hear like debt, they're not scared of it. They're not depressed about it. They know this is a stop on the train. The next step, the next step after that is resurrection. It's a journey. There's just multiple stops. And you're reminded of that, because you need a reminder of that. Otherwise, the heart gets rusty. And if you don't get reminded, and your heart is not activated on a weekly basis, at least you know what happens, then you don't think about the next slide. And if you don't think about the next slide, the only one you think about is this one. And if this is the only way to think about eight is that
you hate them.
Allah says, Our messenger says,
warning his companions, weakness will come upon you when one of the causes of that great weakness almost suffer one of them come on here to invoke hated them. But disease in Allah describe the Jews with this particular passage.
You know, when
you wish for dead?
You people think you're going straight to Jewish for death? No, they'll never wish for it. Tell them the depth you're writing from will come and get you a lot of talking to
us. He was talking to us what one of the great functions of Juma prayer is to remember where we're headed. And so now my last bit before I get to the final passage.
My last bit is there are three. I mean, some of you know what simulations are training exercises, training exercises, mock exercises, there are three simulations for judgment day in the life of
the first simulation is daily salons. When you stand in front of God, and you're not looking around, and you're only doing what you're told.
That's my judgement, because we're gonna stand in front of a woman and they're not going to look around
And the only thing regardless of when you say the right thing, that's always gonna say, every salon is a reminder of what judgment is.
The second reminder of Judgment Day is Friday.
Every week we gathered, we come and you have to come, there's no, there's no lie, though you got some time, you have to come, you better show up. And if you put that discipline in your life, I have to come to Friday, I'm not going to be like driving to the parking outside. Because in a parking lot to park inside the parking lot, you can't get out soon enough to park two blocks over and take my time walking in because I don't hear the clock on yet. I should at least catch the second hour and make
the discipline of coming early, seeking attention to this seriously. Because man, I tell you what the judgment day when the call is made, it will be
it will be soon. Some other kind of alarm for when that is called you're not going to be learning we just finished this meeting.
This is training. The third big training. This is a weekly meeting training out there's a daily exercise, there's a weekly exercise. And there's a one single life convention is called hij. Where you be dressed like you're about to be buried.
You literally dressed like you're about to be buried and you go to the land for humanity will be gathered like this the biggest exercise of judgment.
Our religious practices revolve around not forgetting that not forgetting judgment.
This is one of the fundamental purposes of the Friday prayer. So you and I don't lose sight of why we're alive. Why we're taking these breaths in and out. Now let's talk about this final passage. Yeah, you know, those of you who claim to believe it, I knew the video when the call is made from a part of the data Friday, rush. And you're listening. Allah says Rajesh in Arabic did not remember a lot of rush to the remembrance of Allah don't take your time.
I have no colors. Kimberly. Kimberly, I listen to you.
I wish I day will come when humanity will be rushing to allow whether they like it or not. They will be rushing to allow whether they like it or not, you and I better be from the people who rushed to a lab because we like to because we were doing that even when you were alive in this world. That's what you are supposed to be. First our brush title was remembering one over the many you listen to these words carefully, folks, leave this leave sales alone did not say the job leave business. And then the next one mentions the job.
He mentioned the business. The business he said leave sales. Why mention sales?
People that are in business in the audience, you understand this? business is made up of a lot of responsibilities. Business has employees, accounts receivable, taxes, rent, inventory. Business has you have to keep track you have to keep track of you know all the sales, you have to keep track of the invoices you haven't paid yet. There's all these parts to the business. There's so many things you got to take care of. But people that are in business, they're always thinking, they're always like, Oh my god, I forgot this, I forgot to send this, you know, customer service, so many things. But there is one part of the business that makes it all worth it.
This is one part of the business. You hate writing the checks the paychecks you know, those of you that are employers you work in you own a store and you have employees Friday come you have to write the check right? Every time when you're signing the check, you feel bleeding in your ribs. And when you're cutting the check off the checkbook, you feel like somebody just did a root canal on you and hurts I know. It hurts. You feel the pain. You know, when the rent invoice comes for every mile, you just put direct deposit. So don't feel the pain because when it's too much write the check. So it will happen with a lot of sleeping. You know, I'll get drained while I'm sleeping and hurts expenses
hurt, business hurts. Taxes hurt people hate taxes, and why do you live in your pocket? You work so hard to earn a living. But when a customer walks in the door
You know I give an example. Some people like 99 cents towards right.
And all of these products they have in their store. But the poor guy bought a $500 thing and he put it there.
nobody's buying it. Nobody was stuck with this product. He will come there for 99 cents products. The customer walks in at 1213 1111 is a wonder so one theory a customer walks into the store with his car and he's looking at a $500 product that's been sitting there for like a year.
And the brothers like your attire enjoys but then the customers looking at I don't know maybe just a little bit we made a little wait for the guy puts him in this cart
oh man this guy's
I don't know if I should maybe I should just catch Do they have a second one
the guy's going around shopping stuffing the cart with things and he's standing in line and you have sort of have to close the story
it's gonna be so hard for you to close the store. The juicy seal is right there.
If you are writing the paychecks for your employees and your time came you will leave a little extra early a job Okay, I'll do this later.
When it comes time to make it the sale is hard to leave sold us
leave the sale leave the juicy part leave it and tested the nation before
they were told not to engage in business on seventh don't make money on Saturday and the fish would literally jump out of the water we can say hey what's up you want to catch them and they wouldn't be able to touch him cuz it's Saturday.
Why? Because instead of juicy that day, I just I just talking to a student in business. His biggest customer for the last 10 years biggest customer for 10 years in a row he only calls him once a week and it's during Friday Prayer every Friday prayer he has a missed call from his biggest client
and the guy's been told multiple times that he cannot
and he has to miss a call from his most important customer every single week.
Let me tell you a little test you
just a little bit later at the office. Let me just finish this let me just
stop making excuses leave the sale leave the project leave it this is the project this is the sale Come here What
is better for you
to do this a lot when is done
to overtime go ahead what the looming public now I didn't even see that person go make money. Let me say that looks evil. Gordon. No he said
he says after you observe us rights now when you go back to make money it's not even called money in favor meaning you have Baraka your money now.
Now as you observe a lot of rights
there's a lot of talking guys, there's a lot talking I know most of you are in here while those of us going on and hopefully hopefully I can encourage you to feel a little bad that you can complain put the foot buzzer warning the mom talks about what he says in
the next thing I hear I pass on to me that's why I don't come Stop making excuses. You're not coming into being 13 you're coming here because I'm I told you to come here. You're rushing here cuz I'm not told you to rush here.
Why don't you just go on your cell phone last? A lot is going on. Well who is going on? Why are you checking your text messages? Why are you on Facebook? What is wrong with you?
Are you here to talk to a lot of people
you know, I'm not even gonna rant about the people that need to read tones on and they're too religious to turn them off and a lot is going on. If you're really not religious that you can even put your hand in your pocket or turn it off when you should bring in your phone even in the car guys. Put it on airplane mode, put it on silent. We have those features at home. If it's too much pain for you to turn it off. It hurts because it's a part of your soul now at least put it on Play Mode. At least do that.
But this is how oblivious we are to one a big thing This is the Friday prayer the school I came down
it came about this
doesn't just say come to your lessons you can get distracted over time. I'll take four minutes I promise. I know I'm over time.
People get distracted. Even if the profits time. Even if the profits times a little low.
You can completely get distracted by cafe attention that look I have a short attention span problem. When you're watching a football game on Sunday. You have an attention span problem by the way. You know somebody gets in the way of the TV screen for two seconds. Hey,
when it comes to paying attention to a message, it's hard. It's hard. And it's even happened in the profits time or they thought that you were I was outdoors. It wasn't behind closed doors. We're lucky if it was open right now over here and you could look outside some people
I've been staring out the window the entire 30 minutes I've been talking
anything we're here, your mind should be anywhere but here. But imagine if it was open door a car would drive by 200 has been just over
whatever else has been like people are interested, anything like this. That's what happens. A procession was going by at a trade fair was going to Carnival was going by, you know, and the some Sahaba sigh and they didn't know the etiquette, they didn't know the manners of jewelry. So they ran off to it. Let me just see what's going on. Now some people go to that for business reasons, car shows and exhibitions and computer expos and things like that. They go for business reasons. Most people don't go for business, most people are going to be able to just go hang out, let's go see what's going to meet it. So a crowd leaves the profit slice. And a lot of times that makes this a
permanent part of the grind. He made this happen. So we could remember love distractions again and leave it? Well, you know,
when they saw business, or they saw any kind of entertainment, they ran off towards it. And they left you standing there. Someone was
looking for the school I began the school I began this messenger purifies you. He teaches you the book, he does so much for you. He want to listen people because of those who have not.
And not paying attention to the football and being described distracted. elected to describe that as why they left you standing by yourself. What are cuca
they work to stay.
Paying attention to the Friday prayer and giving it its rights is an act of loyalty to our messengers. So
there's an act of loyalty.
Tell them whatever Allah has is better than your entertainment. It's better than your Angry Birds on your phone. Okay? It's better than your Facebook updates better than your tweets both tweet, I'm in a hotel right now, don't do that.
It's better than your entertainment is better than your business. Allahu hivelocity analyze the best of all that can provide, you know, the state of the state of the art the reasons people don't care about the Friday prayer today. The reason you perhaps haven't taken tomorrow seriously is maybe you didn't know how big a deal it is to a lot. But now you know it's on your conscience now. It's on you now. So next Friday, when you're gonna walk in 30 minutes late 20 minutes late. And you're going to be the last In First Out accounting term life All right, lastin first out, then you you deal with a lighter yourself, then you that's on you, that's on you. May Allah make us of people that rush to
his remembrance, that you will feel the rights of the human male and so we just accept all of our not all of our worship with all of their shortcomings and overlook all of the shortcomings of
lift us as a people and raise the level of our awareness and cleanse our arts by means of every single salon that we make.
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in a football
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