Fear of Missing Out on Good Deals or Deeds
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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Lots of stand his peace and blessings upon him the prophets and messengers that came before him, his family and companions that served alongside him and those that follow in his blessed path until the day of judgment we ask Allah to make us amongst them, Allah him. I mean, the brothers and sisters, this is not your typical Black Friday and it's certainly not the Juma that we typically would anticipate. And subhanAllah as we usually every year, are accustomed to the long lines that are outside of the doors of stores for hours and hours before the morning of Friday even comes in and we don't see that same type of enthusiasm for the masjid for salatu. Juma it's a time for us to
reflect. But I wanted to reflect on it precisely in a way that we can first appreciate the context of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam and his companions, you find where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke about the importance of coming to Juma early a blessing that we don't necessarily have right now because of our restrictions with the Masjid. But there's a direct correlation in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam to how early you come to Joomla to how large your reward is. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam contrasts the reward from the first hour of Joomla all the way until Joomla until it becomes a small reward but of course, the
reward is always great in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala for those who answer the call, and Salatin Fudger in gemera on Friday is the best prayer of the week as it has been reported by the prophets lie some authentically so it's really from February up until Juma there is the spectrum of how much reward is a weight available to a person. And the way that that correlates to the historical context of the profit slice I'm in his companions is that you have a choice to make, how early you're going to shut down your store and make your way to the masjid and so if you have the reward of the third hour before drummer the second hour before drummer the first hour before drummer
there's a direct correlation to how many hours in the soup in the marketplace that you're going to miss out on. And that's why in the end of sort of Jumeirah, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says, either knew the other side, he may younger Juma Antifa either the gorilla well was our all day daddy come Heinola come in Quinton Tana Moon for either Pouliot is Salah to fantasy roofing out of the water woman for the law was Quran Allah Kathira Allah Allah come to flee Haroon what either or OT Jarrah 10, l one and ThoughtBot in a water a cool car in Kelowna and hola Hiram in Illuminati Jarrah. Wala hohiro was the thing, it's actually the only mention of Joomla in the Quran. And
connected to the only mention of Joomla in the Quran is the leaving off of the things that hold you back from the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala. And so when the call of the Friday prayer is made, rush, come with anticipation to the remembrance of Allah and leave off your trade without obey that is better for you, if only you knew and Allah subhanaw taala says, Once Juma is done, go back to what you are doing. And continue to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is best for you. That you may succeed in this life and the next. And Allah azza wa jal gives us this contrast, where a person sees a trade a deal, and a person sees what they're being called to in the Friday prayer of
oredo. The Allahu Taala Anhu. One time he went to the marketplace and he said, rushed to the masjid because the inheritance of the prophets lie some as being distributed. So what did everyone do? They closed up their shops, they ran to the masjid. They looked around, what did they find a bunch of helpers, a bunch of lectures in different ways and circles of remembrance and knowledge. They said, Oh, Hodeidah, what are you doing? Like what was that? Are you playing a trick on us? And he said, What did you find when you went to the masjid? And they said, We found all these heritors And he said, That's the inheritance of the prophets lie Selim. Knowledge is the inheritance of the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Obviously, again, we don't have ideal circumstances right now. But these are lifelong messages that have implications beyond the day of Friday, and speak more about what our hearts are inclined towards, and when we are satisfied with a good deal versus a good deed, And subhanAllah last week, we talked about the Hadith of the two men, that Allah subhanaw taala laughs set as they enter into paradise, one murder the other both of them entered into paradise as a result of repentance. And in fact, the Hadith before that, we have a sleight of hand it's been a while since we've read, and by the Toba in the book of repentance is the head
disadvantages of nomadic are the Allahu Turner and who were the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said lo Anna leave me Adam Awadhi and in the hub, a hub and near Cornella who were the end, if the child of Adam had a valley of gold, he would not be satisfied. And another narration laptop hobby he Sonya, he used that value of gold, to try to turn it over for two valleys of gold. How can I turn this valley into two valleys? He wouldn't say it hamdulillah for the value of gold. He'd say how do I make this two valleys of gold. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said well, and he Embla Ha hoo Illa to rub wire tube Allahu Allah Mantap. And nothing would fill his appetite fill his mouth
except for dust. And Allah forgives him who repents to him. Meaning that he's going to keep on pursuing more and more more and more more and be in the rat race of this world of materialism, of addiction to consumption and trying to get more and more and more and more and more. And eventually what happens during the mouth, you die. And none of it goes with you to the hereafter. Now Subhanallah I was thinking about this hadith. And I never had really made the connection between this hadith and a hadith of Ibn Amarante Allah Tada Anioma a narration about binominal the Allahu Anhu until we actually prayed Janaza, just two days ago. And there is a janazah, tomorrow and
SubhanAllah. We live in an era of many of these funerals. And many of these Jeanette has many of these funerals. And a lot of times the size of the janazah correlates with how well known the person was, which is a problem. Because it shouldn't be the reward should be the honoring of your brother or sister and the reward that is present in the janazah not whether you knew the person or not. Now obviously, if the person you know is well known that it's going to lead to large geneticin Those are good signs within the heater.
Sometimes, however, a person does not have a large janazah not because they're they're not righteous, no stuck for Allah. They're just they don't have as large of a social network. They're not as well known in a locality, they moved here, they moved there. These are natural things that we see. And sometimes you see the people piling on top of each other to be able to bury a person. And sometimes you see that you can't find enough people to go and to fulfill just the basic rights of a person at the time of their burial.
And subhanAllah I was thinking about this narration and how it connects to the narration about one value of gold. So pay attention. The prophets like Sam said, the child of Adam gets the value of gold. He says, How do I make this two? He gets two? How do I make the street and he's not satisfied? Always wants more and more and more and more and how can we take Catholic hat as ultimate McCobb more and more and more and more until death. When you're in the grave. It's no more. But this hadith is really interesting. Picture the scene with me for a moment. I'm the love no matter what the Allahu Anhu Omar is sitting in the masjid. And he hears this narration that abodo The Allah Tala and
who narrates that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Men Shahida Janaza Hattah your Salah and a fella who tear up one and Shahida had to defend a fella who to draw upon the profit slice and I'm said that whoever attends the janazah will have a mountain of effort. The likes of overhead if you've ever seen or heard, it's not like one mountains this humongous mountain.
And a playwright is like a like Mount Hood of good deeds. Imagine that the whole of a herd in good deeds. And then he said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, whoever follows the janazah had tattooed until it is buried then he has to Pirot to have a herd and good deeds
have been honorable the Allahu Anhu
who used to try to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet slice them literally to the footstep, would try to step where he saw the prophets lie some steps and would not like to miss a single sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. May Allah grant us all that love of the Sunnah. And of our messenger ad his thought was not that even Omar Radi Allahu Anhu Mahat Allahumma Amin, he hears this and he's never heard it before. And he was a man that used to go out and pray the janazah and he wouldn't follow the janazah to the graveyard as a habit. It's not that he was intentionally neglecting it but he was not diligent or he was not ambitious and trying to make sure that he always
followed the janazah to the book here he'd come out he prayed and then he'd go back to his home. So when he heard that he sent a young man to it shall have the Allahu and he said I want you to go ask her if this is true.
And the narration of phenomenal the Allahu Anhu that is that he was sitting in the muscles of the Prophet slice Allah and he was moving the dirt through his hands.
nervously he's anxious. What is he anxious over? Have I missed out on something? Have I been missing out on these mountains of good deeds these all of these years? And he's moving the rocks through his hands nervously waiting to hear back. The young man comes back. And he says to him, What did he say about the Allahu anha say? He says that she said sadhaka Abu Huraira Abu Hurayrah has told the truth indeed the prophets lie Selim said, Whoever prays the janazah will have one Pilat one mountain of doing good deeds and whoever follows it until it is buried. We'll have the likes of two mountains of boyhood and good deeds. ibn Umar Radi Allahu Anhu. He threw the rocks out of his hand out of anger.
Anger at who at the man at Artesia? No.
He said look up by Jana karate, or Kathy or how many mountains of good deeds did I waste? How many mountains of good deeds did I lose out on? How many times could I have turned it into two karate it too good to mountains of a herd of good and I missed out Subhan Allah the difference between the mindset that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned of the typical child of Adam who tries to turn a valley of gold into two valleys of gold, and the mindset of Abdullah Muhammad Radi Allahu Anhu Ma, who is upset that this whole time he's only been getting one mountain of good when he praised the salata, janazah and he never missed going out to the burial again, after that moment.
That's a mindset. How many opportunities have I missed out on? How many times was there something in front of me that I could have done good, that I could have boxed someone else, to be the one to rise to the occasion to be the first one to give that charity to be the first one to open that door to be the first one to pick up that trash? To be the one to do that vicar to be the one to call the other than to be the one to do this and to be the one to do that? How many times that I dragged my feet towards good but I run like a madman towards dunya This is the difference between the two. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not allow us to miss out on the Quran read on the good deeds on all of the
mountains of good that he has put before us may Allah subhana wa Tada allow us to use every opportunity that he puts before us for good. May Allah subhana wa Tada allow our hearts, our minds, our thoughts, our deeds to always be inclined towards his pleasure. So that whether it is a form of remembrance or a charity or a good deed, or a janazah or whatever it is that we are always amongst those who rise first, to please Allah subhanho wa Taala and may Allah forgive us for our shortcomings. Allahumma Amin Akula Kalia that was stopped a lot he will accompany satin and Muslimeen for stuff you know in a hole for working.
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