The New You – Eid Khutbah
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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We begin by praising Allah subhanaw taala. And we bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped or unconditionally obeyed except for him and we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his final messenger, we ask Allah to send 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, and we ask Allah to make us amongst them, Allah him I mean, the brothers and sisters, I asked Allah subhanaw taala, to accept each and every single one of your acts of worship in this Ramadan and beyond. May Allah subhanaw
taala make this a truly blessed occasion for us, where we meet Allah subhanaw taala. And we find acceptance for this act of ours for this month of ours and may Allah subhanaw taala allow us to continue to remain in a state of worship to Him, Allah who I mean, this idea of a new version of you. So many of us look towards these days, these months, the seasons of mercy that come upon us and we ask ourselves have we actually changed. The more Ramadan you have, the more routine it can become, the more you already know what to expect, and Subhanallah it becomes more and more difficult for you to connect to Allah in the most meaningful of ways. And to actually take that next step in
your journey to Allah subhanho wa taala. And there are so many people that we can lean on as an example in this Masjid alone. In this message alone, we had over 30 or 40 people take shahada during the month of Ramadan. Imagine embracing Islam in the month of Ramadan. We saw it so frequently in this Masjid this month, that if we didn't see someone taking shahada at night, we were confused. We looked around and we wondered why the first night of Ramadan we had someone say Allah Allah Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah with us. The last night of Ramadan, we had someone say that in Allah, Muhammad Rasool, Allah with us, all of these things teach us that it is not only possible to take that next
step to Allah in this particular month and beyond, but that there are people who are starting this journey and that are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala and to achieve that eternal happiness that we speak about. And a lot of times there's that question about acceptance and so from the very beginning, caribou the Allahu Taala and how he describes acceptance of Ramadan and what you can expect from Allah. If you're supposed to have a good assumption of Allah. How do you balance that with feeling like maybe you fell a little bit short? Capital the Allah Tada and who says man sama Ramadan? Well who are you had the fu NAFSA who
either after a bariga Ramadan, Allah Ya see Allah Johanna Jana to be writing Miss Ella tiene la Hisa he said whoever fast the month of Ramadan and says to themselves in the month of Ramadan, that I will not return to any form of disobedience of Allah I refuse to go back to old ways before Ramadan, that person will enter Jannah without any form of questioning without any form of accountability. If you tell yourself as Ramadan ends now as you come to the day of evil fitzer I will not return back to my waves Something has to change. I will not go back to the same usual business. Allah subhanaw taala has guaranteed you paradise with no form of questioning and with no consequence and he said
women sama Ramadan Well you had the few NAFSA who either after a bad Ramadan whoever fast the month of Ramadan and then tells themselves that after I finished the month of Ramadan Asaba who then I will go back to disobeying my lord. Firstly Yama who led him up to do it than his fasting will be returned to him rejected. May Allah not make us amongst those people Allahumma Amin. So it goes back to whether or not you have told yourself that you're going to change that things are going to be different. And we started this month of Ramadan by talking about the concept of entering into Ramadan with the shirts within a haram with a particular garment that represents your fasting and
the new you the new you as a half of them. And Raja Rahim Allah mentions is what your garment looks like now beautified after the month of Ramadan. A level of Quran a level of remembrance a level of coming to the masjid some of us come to the masjid more in Ramadan than we come the entire year. Some of us read more Quran in the month of Ramadan, then we read the entire year. And certainly we stay away from sins in the month of Ramadan perhaps more than we do the entire year. He said Rahim Allah to Allah, John Allah who will not be enough for dunya Salah to a young Allah has given the believers three celebrations in this life. And he says that they are either Joomla while fertile
will have her the day of Friday, the day of either futsal and the day of either not her and he says we're couldn't do her Baron to acknowledge or Ibadah What are at him that all of these things come after we have a season
of worshipping Allah subhana wa Tada and doing good deeds. There is no such thing as a free celebration in Islam. Your celebration comes after work because it is a representation of the way that you live your entire life. And he says, well a salary duly man Lovey selja deed Bell who are Lehmann Torah to Hooters eat he said he does not for the one who wears new clothes. Read this for the one who's good deeds have increased, while early Manta jam mela bill looks he will recoup burly man who Virata who the new and it's not for the One Who beautifies themselves with a new garment and a new ride but rather it is the one who has been forgiven for their sins. And he goes on to say what
a mare III don't feel Jana there Eden Jana, there eat in Jana. May Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst the people of Jana. were unmarried or harmful Jana, for whoever worked to HD marry him be Rob be him. Whoa Yachty he SubhanaHu Rafi hug a little kudos. Felisa shade when they're in the home. I love them in garlic. You know what it looks like in Jana Reid is one Allah gathers us for the very first time to meet him in Jannah. And nothing will be more beautiful than seeing him while he is pleased with us. subhanho To Allah may Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst those people that have aid in Jannah that just as we have gathered in His house today, we gather in his presence in Jannah.
And we celebrate what Allah has given us of a reward that we did not deserve, but that we counted on him for when we think about this renewal of Eman, dear brothers and sisters. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about this garment this new you that you beautify, he said in that Eman Alia Hello, Kofi jovia decom Kemah Yecla ko thobe. He said that faith gets old for you. It wears out the same way that your garment wears out. If you have the same shirt and you've put it on every single year for Ramadan. And the only thing that you do is you put it in the washing machine and the dryer, then eventually that faith is going to wear out. So he says focus on Allah and you just didn't Eman
if he could do become ask Allah to renew faith in your hearts to make it new in your heart again, ask Allah to make it like the first time that a person takes shahada, like the first time that a person fasted on the lung, like the first time that a person stays up at night praying, because you need to keep renewing this garment of yours. This sign of yours wearing new clothes to salata their Eve is a sign that you want to wear a new garment of faith. And I'll end with this and half of the Emeralds, Rahim Allah says very beautifully, that Allah has given us new days, He's given us new months, He's given us new years. All of that to give us an opportunity to be newer versions of
ourselves. Imagine if our lives were entirely linear. If you didn't go to sleep and wake up the next day to refresh yourself if you didn't have another Ramadan to make up for the last one, if you didn't have another Jumeirah, if you didn't have another camera that you want to look forward to perhaps, if you didn't have new opportunities, then perhaps we would all be just depressed and we would feel this great sense of being despondent. But Allah gives you new chances. And if you think about the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Dear brothers and sisters, the changes that they made in their lives, they could almost always trace them back to a moment they had
with the Prophets lie Selim, to a moment that they were sitting and they heard something of benefit to a moment that a wake up call was sent to them. You know, when you talk to someone who has attained a certain good habit, and you ask them, Where did you learn this from? They could usually cite an incident or a person and inspiration. It started from this time I saw someone do this. Therefore, I decided for the rest of my life, I'm going to do this. I saw my parents do this. And so I said to myself, from now on, I'm going to do this as well. I want you to ask yourself very, very earnestly, as you celebrate today with joy. What does Ramadan of this year look like to you in terms
of the new beautification of your garments? What pin Did you add? What strike Did you add? What baths Did you add? What can you look back and say from that Ramadan? 10 years ago, when someone asks you or when you ask yourself, it was from that Ramadan, that I started to pray, the sooner it was from that Ramadan, that I started to do this extra good deed. It was from that Ramadan, that I actually finally got my daily Quran habit down. It was from that Ramadan that I started to make this dikkat everyday, this particular remembrance every day. That's how you know that a true change has come when you can look back and you can trace it to the May Allah subhanaw taala allow this Ramadan
to be transformative. This needs to be a true celebration. And this read to be a predecessor to the aid that we hope to have with our Lord and generated for the dose with our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah gather us in Jannah as he gathered us here today, may Allah subhanaw taala
The best of our deeds be the last of them. The best of our reads be the day that we meet our Lord Allah Huma, Amin, Robin Allah to fitna, in Siena of Patna Robina wala attack Mira Anna Anna Islam Kemah Hamilton, who are the Latina and Polina Robina wala to Hamelin taka Tirana, WA for Anna work for Donna or Hannah enter Molana on sunnah added calm and carefree mozzarella most of them are gonna be now Muhammad Ali he will be Ultramarine read Mubarak to all of you may Allah subhanaw taala accept your good deeds. Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.