Channel: Omar Suleiman
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come on my utility Allahu Allah Sudha HuFa defesa Filson Alima from Mr. Barrett. We begin by praising Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and bearing witness that none has the right to be worshipped or unconditionally obeyed except for him. And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is this 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 lesson path until the day of judgment. And we ask Allah to make us amongst them Allah whom I mean, the brothers and sisters as we think Allah subhanaw taala for giving us the
opportunity to have fasted this month, and to come to the final Juma of this month, and to have ahead of ahead of us, a blessed night, the 29th night of Ramadan, which is, of course one of those nights, which could possibly be later to other We ask Allah Subhana Allah to make us amongst those who haven't accepted Ramadan, and then accepted later to Qatar Allahumma. I mean,
everyone comes to these last days of Ramadan with a mindset. And with some baggage, there are some who come to these last days of Ramadan, and feel like they're finishing a ritual. We've done this many times before. And so we know how this goes. Once the hum of Quran finishes, then it feels like the hum of Ramadan, there is no need to further pursue anything from Allah subhanaw taala it's time to focus on AIDS with some of the most special moments ahead of them. And there are those who come to this final stretch of Ramadan and feel like they did not finish their recitation of the Quran. And they wanted to have their own custom of Quran they wanted to have that own, you know, form of
celebration when they finished their own personal recitation and they didn't get there. And they make this plea to Allah subhanaw taala as they're trying to get through it, that Allah azza wa jal either forgives them because they will not be able to finish it or that the stress is relieved by Allah subhanaw taala powering them in their last moments. And subhanAllah there are those who would make the promise and say, Yeah, Allah, I couldn't finish. But I'm not just going to give up here, I will finish within the first few days of show up. And there are those who wonder whether or not the time that was wasted the busyness that they felt, the time that was spent at work, the lack of
tears, the lack of moments of for sure that they had hoped they would have in these last 10 Nights, whether that's going to come back to bite them or not. And I wanted to Subhanallah come to this one scene that for me encapsulates so much about how we approach these last moments. Abdullah Mubarak Rahim Allah to Allah and he is one of the greatest of the pious predecessors. He said that Joseph Yun Shia to out of well Hua Jonathan Allahu Akbar T. Wagner, who sat me down. He said that I came to Sofia authority Rahim, Allah Tirana on the day of alpha, on the day of alpha of course being the day in which we seek the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala and it's very apparent as you see the different
people and their different states. And he said, I came to Sofia and authority and I saw him on his knees crying his eyes out.
And so you would think that as you see this man on his knees crying his eyes out there, his eyes out there's a fear that maybe he didn't do enough color fabricate. So he said, I started to cry. So Soufiane turned around towards me and turned turn towards me and he said, my shuttleq What is it with you? Why are you crying?
So I said to him, man s Whoa, ha that January Hannah, who is the person amongst us who is in the worst state right now? You
No because obviously when he saw some count in that state he wondered about himself and Subhanallah you might have prayed for him here and you saw someone else crying or you felt like someone else was immersed or you heard these amazing Ramadan stories from other people you heard someone saying best Ramadan in my life and you didn't feel it that way. And he felt innox You felt a deficiency? Because you know, you could have done better even if you're comparing to a previous summer one. Man s what? Oh, harder January Hannah. Oh, Sophia and who amongst us is in the worst situation? And he responded, Allah the yellow no and Allah Allah azza wa jal law, federal law,
the one who thinks that Allah will not forgive him.
The person who's in the worst state is the one who thinks that Allah will not forgive him.
The brothers and sisters as we come to this final stretch, you have to remember your Lord would not have given you Ramadan. If he wasn't inviting you to something. He wouldn't have given you these last 10 nights if he wasn't inviting you to something. And as he would come Gibreel, Ronnie has sat down to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in those last 10 nights and say, Nila the top level amount like that, that what you're seeking is still ahead of you. Keep going, keep going. Keep going. It's still ahead of you. We remind ourselves of other half of the banana Rajab Rahim Allah Allah Allah said that those who have failed to make the most of the first days of Ramadan make the
most of the last days of Ramadan, because all actions are judged by their endings. And there are people Subhanallah who will stay there on the 30th night when most people have already switched to eat mode on the 30th night of Ramadan and say yeah, Allah all the odd nights I felt a deficiency. I don't know if I felt it. I don't know if I connect it to you and Allah azza wa jal forgives them on the 30th night of Ramadan. There are those and we don't see say this as a possibility. We say this as fact is there an amount mentioned because Allah azza wa jal forgives different people at different times. There are people in the last minute of Ramadan, the last minute of Ramadan, that
will reflect on their Ramadan and say, Yeah, Allah, I could have done more. I'm sorry, I stuck for Allah, please accept it from me with all of his holes with all of its deficiencies. And Allah subhanaw taala says, Yeah, I'm the I forgiven you, not just for your Ramadan, but a little FIRA Lahoma to cut them and make them behave well not to occur all of your previous sins because that is the guarantee of Ramadan and the way that we should approach this dear brothers and sisters the last moments of Ramadan with the first moments of that huddle coming you know, when the heat of Ramadan came, you had the hopes and the expectations that were mainly revolving around your own potential to
act in a certain way. All right, it's go time I set up all of these I set all the standards for myself all these goals for myself, now it's go time so when the heat out of Ramadan came, gotta start this got to start that got to start this got to start that. The Heelan of Chawan is the healer of asking Allah subhanho to Allah to accept what you've done with all of its shortcomings. To accept what you've done with all of its shortcomings as they're in and I mentioned it but nodule Rahim Allah to Allah has a powerful statement about Ibrahim alayhis salam. He said, Do not think that when Abraham and Islam finished the construction of the Kaaba, he thought What an excellent job I have
you know, when he said well, banana Taco Bell Mina, oh our Lord accept from us you can you can you can bet that there was a sense in Ebrahim or Islam that maybe one brick wasn't done right. Maybe I was absent minded for a moment absent hearted for a moment, even alila Alayhis Salam in those moments, felt innox felt a deficiency
but the approach of the believers that the believer understands that it wasn't your deeds that was going to attain you that acceptance in the first place, it was the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. With that being said, what are we doing these last days? What are we doing these last moments number one, read starts when the show al Hilal comes not any moment before that. Don't kick your guests out before it leaves. This is the most noble guest of the year.
Don't send them out of your house prematurely or walk him to the door and have that conversation with him like it's time for you to go. Let him sit with you in your living room until the very last moments.
Read starts with the HELOC show while not a moment earlier. Don't waste too much time on your eat shopping. Don't waste too much time on your eat plans. Think about the guests that you have until the very last moment. And so my invitation to all of you is to be here and this message even in that last hour before the show all healed comes before it comes and to spend that last hour seeking forgiveness from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah come with your family pack the masjid do it at home but the point is spend that last hour in that way.
The next thing that I would say to your brothers and sisters in this regard is that force yourself to shed some tears in that
Last hour of Ramadan and in these last two nights of Ramadan, force yourself to shed some tears have some tears to wipe.
When that aid healer comes and this is the beauty of it all is that exerting yourself and crying exerting yourself and weeping before Allah subhanaw taala and seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala but as soon as that Halal shows as soon as Eid comes, you wipe those eyes and you put your trust in Allah subhanaw taala and you say Alhamdulillah
you know Subhan Allah the seller in those last moments would be as if they thought Allah accepted everybody's Ramadan but there's that's the that's the way that oh model the Allah Tala and he pushes himself right like if there was an announcement from the heavens ALLAH has forgiven everyone but one person I would fear it might be me tell you're pushing yourself in the very very last moments in the last day is the last hours of Ramadan ya allah Have you forgiven me yeah Allah How do I include myself amongst that group?
But there is a switch and heart as soon as their Eid healed comes of Hassan and Allah subhanaw taala a good expectation of Allah. At that moment and even Mr. Udo the Allah Tala and who said you will not prepare anything more beloved to Allah subhanaw taala than personal lung biller than a good assumption of Allah subhanaw taala. At that moment, Allah azza wa jal doesn't want you to wonder anymore. At that moment, Allah subhanaw taala doesn't want you to beat yourself up over Ramadan anymore. At that moment, Allah subhanaw taala does not want you to, to despair now to their Ibadah of Shaohua and the rest of the year. But here's an environment Allah Alhamdulillah because your Lord
did not bring you to the masjid all of these nights, and bring you to the Quran all of these days, and bring you to that dua all of these days and nights to turn you away if you are sincere and asking Him for forgiveness. He is ill Corinne just as He loves a laugh, after he loves to pardon and forgive. He loves all of those things that his noble attributes denotes all of them. He loves to be generous. So at that moment, make sure that there's pure personal one and loss of habitat.
And hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Yeah, Allah you brought me to this point yet Allah accepted. Yeah Allah you brought me to this point yet Allah accept it, make sure you have some tears to wipe away them. Then I have a challenge for each and every single person that is here.
Every single person that is here, I want you to think of two statements that you can take with you bitten and Atana as you leave this Ramadan, one I quit statements. And one I start statements. Simple as that it's not that difficult. But it does require some introspection. One I quit statement I quit fill in the blank. Either a sin that you repeat on a daily basis or a sin that sometimes you fall into or a bad quality that you have it's an aspirational statements it's an intention. And by the way, if you can't think of a single thing if you're sitting here thinking Masha Allah you know I can't think of anything that quit. But I hope the brother next to me is listening to me. No, no, I
mean only fab Illa Manasa Mr. Doodle the Allahu Anhu says the only one who feels safe from hypocrisy as a hypocrite. No, no, I think I've been messing up you noticed last year I've been noticing that I've been leaning in this direction in a negative way. My tongue has been a little bit loose against my brothers and sisters. My heart has been a little bit more absence that haram that comes into my money that haram that comes into my practice. I quit I quit one I quit statements. Even if it's a bad sleeping habit. One I quit statements. I quit fill in the blank That's all I ask of you Inshallah, to Allah one of those statements and write it down, write it down somewhere. And I start
what's the one or Ibadah you're keeping with you that will be added from this Ramadan? I start from here on out this riba small riba that you know that you won't give up small or invalid that you know your schedule can accommodate. But I start and I won't let this go. And then next Ramadan Baden nahi Tada. You make the intention that you can revisit that I quit and that I start statement, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to allow us to quit all of that which is displeasing to Him, and to allow us to have our hearts opened towards all of those pathways back to him. Allah whom I mean we ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive us for our shortcomings as Ramadan to accept our Ramadan, we ask
Allah Subhana Allah to accept our pm to accept our Islam to accept our copyrighted Quran. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah the Lord of Ramadan to make us worshipers not of Ramadan, but to make us worshippers of the lord of Ramadan and we ask Allah subhanaw taala the Turner of hearts to make our hearts firm on his path of love. I mean a political stuff that a lot of you will accompany started listening for stuff in the world of affordable housing.
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Karim Allah Allah He was so happy to marry and your brothers and sisters one more thing I want to ask of you hamdulillah we've been crowded, you know together for all of these days. If you think that you have hurt someone in this masjid, go up to them and seek their forgiveness. Don't let them be a barrier between you and Allah's mercy and these last days of Ramadan, the brothers the sisters, even if it was a rough conversation at the shoe rack or when you were driving into the Messenger, then you cut somebody off or you took someone's parking spot or you if you think there's someone that may feel hurt by you go
to them and seek forgiveness and on that note, I ask you to forgive your brother and ask you to forgive all of your brothers and sisters at VRC on their behalf as well. That have been volunteering and may Allah reward them for the great work that they have been doing Allama fiddlerman You know what that means when Muslim you know what a Muslim out here even when am I in Nicosia and curry when Mooji without Allah Allah further than our Hamner wa for Anna Well, that's why I didn't Robin alumna anfis In our in them tougher than our top Hannah. Learner corn and Eminem ha serene La ilaha illa Anta Subhana kitten Aqua nominal blind Amin Allahumma indica Fu and to go to Africa for Anna Allah
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