Jummuah Khutbah 05-23-2014
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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to join us with him, his companions, his family, and those that follow in the highest level of genitive for those Allahumma Amin, the brothers and sisters Imam Muhammad Rahim Allah to Allah, Muhammad them and humble once heard a man make a statement that's very popular today. And that statement is I'm doing it for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada I'm doing it fi subete Allah, you know, you'll hear the statement many times when people give their time they say, you know, I'm just doing it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala when someone does a favor for someone else, and then you know, you try to pay them or you try to do something for them and they say, I was just doing it
visa vie the law or someone gives money and they say it's FISA visa that's very common statement that I'm doing this in the Cause of Allah subhanaw taala. Now the difference here that the man that Imam Muhammad Rahim Allah was talking to was the great scholar of Hadith by the name of Jakob and marine. Yeah, Haven marine compiled many works in Hadith, and is one of the greatest scholars of our tradition. And Subhan Allah as he finished one of these works, he said that I have put this forth for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada, FISA beat Allah and the mama, Allah to Allah said, Don't ever say that. Don't ever say I'm doing it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And he told him why he
said, say that I did it for something. Why to men, I mean, Allah, Allah Cabul and I hope that Allah subhanaw taala will accept, but don't ever say I did it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala because if Allah raises you on the Day of Judgment, and you turned out to be lying, not only will you be punished, because you didn't do that action for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala but you will also be punished because you made a claim that you did it for Allah subhanahu it's it's a very profound statement if you think about it, especially considering how common these words are to date. Why is that because Ibrahim it has Salam. There is anyone to say that he did something for the sake of
Allah Prince I would have been able to him it has set up when he built the cab with his son it's made that I mean Allah subhana wa Tada has chosen this particular man in a particular place to do a particular order, but at the same time as Ibrahim alayhis salaam, finished the construction of the caribou, the other fire Ibrahim and Kalani Domina Beatty, who is married when they raise the foundations of the house, they did not say we did this for your sake, oh Allah. Allah Bernards Cabell Mina. Oh Allah except from us. Pamela, even then there's a concern that maybe maybe some at some point in this process, my intention became insincere. Maybe at some point in this process, I
didn't do exactly as Allah subhanaw taala commanded me to do so instead of saying, Oh Allah, I did it for you. I'm gonna Taco Bell Mina. Oh Allah accept from us. Now, this puts us in a very, very important conversation.
at what points can you be satisfied and confident that your actions are done for the sake of Allah? subhanaw taala and, and to what extent does the action determine the intention? The attitude in which the action was committed? The way in which the charity was given the way in which you did what you did for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala to hide it. At what point? does it determine or at what level does it determine how sincere The intention was in the first place? Now first and foremost, it's important to establish a concept. Allah subhana wa Tada has informed us in the Quran in Al Hasan it is hipness, the act that good deeds replace since Missoula satellites and I'm says well at
Bear I say Al Hasan follow up a sin with a good deed Tim who ha it will wipe it out. So we already know that sins replace are good deeds replace sins but at the same time as him I'm going to show him a lotta harder Tada said, Allah subhanho wa Taala has allowed sin to replace good deeds in many situations. So for example, in it hedge Allah subhanaw taala says Fela Prophet Allah for suka wala G dolphin hedge, but there should be no quarreling, no arguments, no no form of rebellion to Allah subhanaw taala nothing that would render your Hajj void. Allah subhanaw taala says fell wait a little more saline, one of the earliest warnings that came to the believers and it was very rare for
the Muslims to receive a warning because an early Quran only the disbelievers were warned or mankind as a whole. But Allah subhanaw taala says wait a little more saline. Woe to those who pray. Woe to those who pray Can you imagine in the early stages of Islam, wait a little more folly? Allah Lina Houma Ancelotti himself on those that are forgetful in their prayer, because they're not giving a loss of how to how to how to the proper attention that they should be giving to Allah subhanaw taala Allah you know whom you are on their own in Maryland, and they show off so even prayer, even prayer can be harmful to a person on the day of judgment if it wasn't done with the right intention. And
again, it shows in the effect or it shows rather in the way that the prayer is done. If a person is yawning, if a person is forgetful, but person is not paying attention, if a person is rushing, then it's automatically determined that the intention is not sound and that's why the action is not sound likewise Allah subhanaw taala says yeah, you are living in Amman but this is where will will will place the most emphasis not toggle plate or Salah Karthik humble manual other do not render your charity void that totally no Salah Corticon Bill manly when other Allah subhanaw taala is a charity is rendered void and by the way, there is no fundraising we're not talking about charity in this at
all okay? The concept as a whole in terms of doing a good deed, do not render your charity void, build money, while other was two things. Number one a man a man a man means to boast about that which You've given, but also last like some said an authentic hadith and a Buddha would say that there are three people now you can Lima whom Allah Who Yama Yama, Allah subhanho wa Taala will not speak to them on the Day of Judgment when our young little 11 Allah subhanaw taala will not even look at them. What are you is a key him and Allah subhanaw taala will not purify them on that day, Ullman NanoBeam, our PA is the first one, the one who boasts about that which He has given. And this
is something that's very significant, because a man is something that that's not necessarily just done with charity, it's done with your good deeds as a whole. When you do something for someone, and you constantly boast about that which you have done, then it shows that you weren't doing it for Allah subhanaw taala when ever and harm is to make the person feel belittled, when you do something good for them to harm the one that you give charity to, to give charity in a in a degrading manner. And Allah is just as cold on my roof. Even kind words are better than Slovak that's better rather, when charity is followed by harmful words. And when charity is followed by something that is bad and
makes the person feel that it would have been better for you just to say kind words. Why? Because you might have given that person money, you might have helped that person out with a right you might have you might have supported that person this time of need, but at the same time you destroyed their dignity. And a person would rather be poor and have their dignity than be rich and have no dignity. You destroy their dignity. And that's why when the profit slice and I'm sad to buy some coffee watch here, Pete Samak, smiling in the face of your brother is a charity and they're in and out. They said two things. He said it's a charity because it makes it doesn't make him feel like a
burden. It doesn't make him feel like a burden. So they some of them they said that this hadith is when it's coupled with something else as the prophet slice Allah when he mentioned for example, not to belittle any actions he said not even serving your brother a glass of wine
otter with a smile on your face. So the smile in and of itself is a sadaqa as a charity, why because you didn't make them feel like they burdened you in any way, nor did you make them feel any less than society, nor did you make them feel like they that they were harming you or that they were disturbing you with their presence. And the amount of chemo Allah said about this, he says, Whenever the believers give charity, they make the receiving hand Alia the earlier they make the receiving hand the upper hence, it's very significant, you know, earlier hydro, malaria, the sofa, the prophets lie, some says the upper hand is better than the lower hand. Alia did earlier he had one
feel the upper hand is the giving hand, and the lower hand is the receiving Him. So I've known him alongside when the believer gives charity, he makes the recipient of the charity the upper hand because of the way he treats him, because of the way he gives his charity to him. And this is very significant because a lot of us when we do favors for one another, we constantly mentioned those favors, either whether we do it for Allah subhanaw taala, we do it for example, someone says, I've been serving the masjid for 10 years. I've been doing this for 15 years, I've been doing this for 20 years. You know, sometimes you talk to people and they take credit for anything good. That's
happened in the data in America over the last 30 years. Right. I remember back then I did this and I did that. And I did this and I did that. And I was here and how dare you talk to me like that. I've been here for this long and that long, right? That constant need to mention, or to be validated by people's appreciation and by people's recognition of what you feel like is your hard work and your contribution. The minute that you do that is the minute that you have rendered everything that you've done, void vaulted in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala because you clearly weren't searching for it from the sight of Allah subhanho wa taala. And it's very significant because Allah
azza wa jal and sorbitol insaan. He says that whenever the believers give charity, what would they say? In the manual for amo the words Hilah that very we feed you for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala seeking the continents of Allah Subhana Allah to learn, read them and come Jezza wala Shakira, we don't want any form of payment back from you, nor do we expect any gratitude. And you might be saying to yourself, well, the old Anna's saying one thing, and he mathema just saying another thing you might remember the saying Don't ever say you good so you did something for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and the Quran is saying when the
believers give charity, they say that we feed you for the sake of Allah subhanho wa taala. So where's How do we understand this apparent contradiction? Number one, the real amount they say that these words are the internal words of the believer when he does something good. Think about that. Meaning you never find a recorded incident from the Prophet slice LM or from any of the companions, where they stopped the person they were giving charity to and said to them in the mandatory Mo Money which we feed you for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and if there was anyone that was going to follow the Quran, it would have been the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because kind of follow
COVID Quran, his character was the Quran. So if there was anyone that was going to mention His favor to a person, it would have been the prophets lie Selim.
But Allah Subhana Allah Allah is telling us about the internal conversation of the believer when he does good. He tells himself that we're doing this for the sake of Allah, I'm doing this for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala he tries to work on his intentions. And he says to himself that he wants nothing in return from the one he's doing good for the same way as the nmsa. Allah azza wa jal has honored these people by making their conversation apparent it could have been done as a means of honoring them, whereas Allah azza wa jal humiliates the hypocrites because although the hypocrites they don't say to you know when Eliza judge says that they would say oh, man I know mostly when
Allah in the home home and mostly doing our work in LA Yes, Allah and Allah azza wa jal is exposing the conversation of the hypocrites and certain macula, that you know they would claim to be believers on one hand, and then whenever someone would say to them to believe they would say and not me, no camera, I'm in a super hot well we believe as the false belief. The hypocrites would never say that out loud. I don't mean on camera, I'm on a sofa, because that would expose their hypocrisy. But Allah azza wa jal is exposing what really goes on inside of them when they supposedly believe and make an you know, drawing the believers in worship, but they don't really believe but rather
they're saying, I don't mean no camera on a sofa, shall we believe as the fools have believed? So Allah subhanaw taala makes this conversation this internal conversation. A parent's This is what goes through the believers mind. This is what's in the believers heart. When he does something good for someone else says I'm doing it only for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala not to anyone else.
to himself as a means of having truthfulness in his intention. So where does that bring us to think about any favor that you've ever done for anyone? Are you one of those people that when you do something good for someone, you make them wish you never did something for them in the first place? Right? Because you constantly mentioned it. Are you one of those people that walks up to someone and says, By the way, I've been making drought for you day and night. And I'm always making drought free. I'm always praying for you. But the Hadith of the prophets lie Selim, he says, Man, daddy, or he, whoever makes do out for his brother feed the body live in the unseen, meaning that brother
doesn't know that you're making your app for him. That brother has no idea that you're making the app for him. Now, sometimes it's good to, to reassure someone that you know, I'm with you. But at the same time, the norm is that you shouldn't even tell someone that you're making dua for them a lot like Allah Subhana Allah to Allah appoints an angel, that whenever he says something for his brother, he says me well that can be monthly, Amin and for you the same the angel makes do out for him as a result. There are some people Subhanallah that even do it has been turned into a favor. Right? Like I make dua for you all the time. I'm always making dua for you. Even that the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us we're supposed to keep sacred and secrets. Don't make anyone feel like you're doing them any favors. Serve them for the sake of Allah subhanho wa taala. And if you are someone who is ugly with their attitude, whenever they do some volunteer work, or whenever they give some charity or whatever, they they bail their brother out or their sister out, you know, they'll remind them five years later, 10 years later, Allah azza wa jal says, can fit self one and other hito Rob for our Saba who added for Tala Kehoe, Salah, ALLAH SubhanA, WA Tada. He describes this person that gives charity boasting and harming people and does good things. Allah
subhanaw taala says, can levy lie, you know, Billa he will Yeoman after it's like a person who doesn't really believe in Allah subhanaw taala. And in the day of judgment, and Allah says it's like a stone that is covered in soil. And so when people see that stone covered in soil, they think what they think it's fertile grounds, you know, the word won't ask. It comes from from the it comes from Africa, which means cave or tunnel. It's, you know, it's the hole that the jaw bone that particularly the jerboa, it leaves, it's a desert rock, it's, you know, it leaves this, this, this, this layer on top of something that is completely empty so that a person would see it, and they
would think it's actual sand, but in reality, it's a rat's cave. That's what the word went off. That means, so Allah subhanaw taala says, it's like a stone covered in dirt, so that a person would see it and a person would think that it's fertile soil for all salgo who want it. And then rain comes and falls upon it for tell our cow who sunder and it leaves it completely bare. It leaves it completely exposed. It was a hard stone, some of their intimate they said this is referring to the heart. A hard heart doesn't necessarily not do good deeds. But a hard heart does good deeds in an ugly way. Whereas a soft heart does good deeds in a beautiful manner. So some of their intimate they
said the heart is left a stone. So it wasn't that the person was doing anything good for you because they loved you because they cared about you. It was to gain leverage. It was to have bragging rights. It was to say I've been doing this and I've been doing that and that insincerity is eventually exposed. It's panela. When we when we studied the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his life and when we study the lives of the self and those that came before the pious predecessors, we see the complete opposite people that would hide their good deeds, the way that they would hide their sins, people that were more worried about being asked by Allah Subhana Allah to add about why
they did not repay the favors that were done to them rather than even mentioning the favors that they did for others. People that were humble people that were pleased to serve people that were happy to have the opportunity to do a good deed. You know, for an Aiyar Rahim Allah to Allah when he used to see the beggars. It used to say Alhamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala has sent someone that would collect my good deeds and put it on my scale of good deeds for me. This is an opportunity. Allah azza wa jal gives you an opportunity to do good. Don't ever make a loss of Hannah Horta out of feel like he owes you and don't ever make the recipients of your goodness be it charity in the
financial sense or charity in the sense of a smile, or a writer or someone that bailed you out when they don't ever make them feel like they owe you anything. Rather Be grateful to Allah Subhan Allah to Allah, that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah allows you to do good
Don't harm people, or similar slice Allah says in a very, a very interesting Hadith. And in a pub Ronnie it's an authentic hadith Rasul Allah speisen M says, and I did this a long Hadith where the prophet slice and I was mentioning various good deeds that a person could do. He says at the end of it, we're in our soil Holyoke says fairly bad character. You've seen ulama it corrupts your good deeds. Can you see the how Alaska the way that vinegar would spoil honey, bad character spoils your good deeds? You know, can you imagine if you took honey and you actually poured vinegar in it, it would spoil. Likewise, bad character spoils your good deeds. And that's why you had these people
that were trying to hide their their good deeds, and that whenever they did good for other people, they would make them the upper hand, they wouldn't make them feel like the lower hit, they would feel honored to be in the cause of their brother, they will feel honored to do something good for the sake of Allah subhana which Allah because they did not do it for the sake of boasting, or for the sake of being known. Nor did they make anyone feel any less. You don't remember honey for Rahim Allah to Allah. One time, he loaned someone 10,000 dirhams, and the time had passed for the man to pay his debt. Almost almost like someone mentioned that one of those that shaded by the shade of
Allah subhanaw taala, on the Day of Judgment, is the one who is lenient with repayment of debt, gives people time, he's lenient, he doesn't make people feel like, you know, I need my money. Now. He doesn't make them feel like you know, he doesn't put them under that pressure. So it gives that comfort to a believer. So Allah comforts him on the day of judgment. Say Mama honey Rahim, Allah long this man 10,000 Did humps, and the time for repayment came. And he realized that the man was hiding from him.
Since Apollo, and he, when he when he noticed that the man would leave the message very quickly, and that the man would try to get out of his way, and that the man would hide hide from him. Remember, honey for him, Allah to Allah, he went to the man and he cried. And he said, he said to him, you know, Woe to me, that I made a Muslim feel this way that I made you feel like you had to hide from me. You know, whereas, whereas I'm not ashamed from Allah subhanaw taala. And he forgave the man's death. told them, Don't worry about it. You don't have to pay it anymore. I felt bad that the man even felt embarrassed in His presence. He didn't look at the man at the corner of his eye and say,
You know what time it is, you know, it was it was a week ago, it was two weeks ago, you know that you were supposed to pay this back. He didn't go up to the man and harass him. He didn't send them an email or a text message with a hint. He kept he mean, he wanted the man to feel like a normal Muslim. He didn't, you know, that is enough pressure. He didn't want him to feel the pressure of having to repay Abu Hanifa. And that's something very significant because that shows you again, that the heart that gave that money was a soft heart, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to make our actions for his sake alone. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept our good deeds and to forgive our sins and
our shortcomings. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to honor us with being in his cause. And in the cause of his servants, Allah I mean a quote unquote, he was stuck with Allah and He will come when he started and what's the mean? First of Pharaoh in the hole affordable?
mean whatever the one in parliament will ask people to clean Allahumma salli wa salam Mubarak Al Abaco, Sudan Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, while only he was trying to sell them to someone cathedra they can ask everyone to move up in Sharla Todd to make space for everyone can just take a minute and shall have time to move up and make space for those that are coming in late.
The brothers and sisters in conclusion of this cultiva what I want everyone to ask themselves is not what they do for other people, but how they make people feel. And whether or not the way they make people feel is indicative of their intention, or the sincerity or lack of sincerity, whenever they do good deeds. When is the last time you did something good for someone without them even knowing ones the last time you gave charity to someone without them even knowing that you were the one that gave that charity? When's the last time you may do that for someone without them knowing that you were making do out for them and without you telling them that you may do out for them? When's the
last time that you worked in the cause of someone behind their back in a good way? You know, some people they harm their brothers and their sisters behind their back. Others establish their reputation. They establish their honor, they speak good with people
behind their backs, they make them feel better. They raise their, their, their status in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala. And in the sight of people, when's the last time that you've done something like that? You know, I'm the loving robotic Rahim Allah to Allah, when he used to see a person missing, you know, and they were and they were imprisoned because of debt, he would go and pay their debts off. And then he wouldn't tell them that he paid their debts off. But rather he would ask them when he saw them, where have you been? It's been a long time. That action in and of itself of doing something for someone without anyone knowing, being in the cars of your brother and sister for the
sake of Allah subhanaw taala without anyone knowing can be more precious in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala than anything else you do in life can be more precious than your Salah. It could be more precious than your hedge. It could be more precious than yours. And I'll leave you all with one story. And it's a true story that's narrated by the mammoth Nabila hemo Lazzara in his SIOP of our beloved robotic Rahim Allah Tada I belong robotic Rahim Allah Tada used to go to Hajj one year and he would go to battle the next year. So every year was either Hajj or battle for Abdullah Mubarak Rahim Allah to Allah. And one year in hajj, he sees a dream. And let this be a warning to those who
go to Hajj by the way. He sees a dream. And in that dream, he sees two angels talking. And one angel tells the other angel Can you believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala did not accept the Hajj of a single person that made Hajj this year. New imagine in that era in that time, and that age before the before the tiles and before the five star hotels, and before the comfort that comes along with hedge that Allah subhanaw taala did not accept the Hajj of a single person that year alone will not have for him Allah to Allah was worrying. So he got up and he started to pray and he started to make dua to Allah subhanaw taala for acceptance, and then he went back to sleep and he saw those two
angels once again speaking, and the other angel says, but Allah subhanho To Allah has granted them all their word of acceptance, because of a man from a sham by the name of I lived in Norfolk. I lived in Norfolk, Southern long Baraka him a lie woke up and he said, Who is even in Norfolk, so he went to the people of a sham. And he says ally of metamorphic amongst you, they said no, he didn't even come to Hajj this year. They said what happened? He said to them, what happened? Why didn't he come to Hajj? They said that he's a shoe cobbler. He repairs people's shoes in a shop, and he's a poor man. And he's a righteous man. And his whole life he worked to go to Hajj, and he finally saved
up enough money to go to Hajj. And as he was bidding his neighbors farewell, he found his neighbors in poverty. And he gave his hedge money to his neighbors. And he asked Allah subhanaw taala to accept this hedge fund Allah. This man didn't even do Hajj that year. But his hedge was accepted whereas the people that were there at the jemalloc they're on the way out of their office if although their hedge was not accepted,
but because of that, man, Allah subhanaw taala accepted for all of them. What is the point that's being made here Dear Brothers and Sisters, it goes back to your sincerity. It goes back to your good character. Whenever you do good deeds, it goes back to your wanting to be in the Cause of Allah subhanho wa Taala by any means necessary, and he had an anamorphic was not interested in going to Hajj to have the badge of being a Haji. He wasn't interested in being able to say I worked my whole life and handled I went to Hajj here I am. He was doing it for Allah Subhan Allah to Allah and so when he saw a greater opportunity to please Allah subhana wa Tada. He didn't hesitate. We ask Allah
subhanaw taala to grant us sincerity. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept our deeds and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to join us with our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his family and his companions of Muhammad Amin. Lama Ferland let me know when you're not with a Muslim you know what a Muslim out here a minimal amount in Mecca Samia and Caribbean Mooji Buddha what Allah Allah for Allah and our Amna y for Anna whether to our Libnah Rabinow alumna and facade our Ilam tougher Lana what's our Hammond Leonard Cohen in the middle ha serene hola him in a careful one to Hibbeler 454 And Allah homophily Valentina Oberheim OMA Kamara, bona si la la we're gonna have a dynamic as well
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