Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
Masjid Umar Leicester
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my mother respected elders and brothers and those listening at home salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
We first and foremost thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for the opportunity of witnessing yet another Juma. Indeed, as I've mentioned before in previous lectures, the day of Juma is the day of Eve that Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah has blessed the Muslim Ummah with during the week, Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed the Muslim Ummah with to eat during the year. But in regards to the week of a Muslim Allah subhanho wa Taala made the day of Juma the day of feed for them in an authentic hadith narrated by Abu huraira Viola one which we find in such a Muslim.
He says that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, of what do you mean Allah Allah shampoo Yeoman Juma? See Julio padam was he
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casa Illa Amara, that the best day upon which the sun rises is the day of Juma on that day, Allah subhanho wa Taala created Adam are you Salatu was Salam. And on that day, Allah, Allah Azza wa Jalla m said Adam AlLahi salatu wa sallam into gentlemen. And on that very same day, a lot of blood is that you will Jalil took Adam Allahu Salatu was Salam out of Geneva. And then he completed the Hadith by saying that the coming of the hour will not happen except on the day of Joomla May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us in regards to the topic for today. Obviously it's written on the board downstairs that the topic will be understanding in between hours, deciding throughout the days
coming up to today what to actually speak upon. But after hearing the Juma whisper today by manella Cindy, he mentioned a very important Howdy. He mentioned the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which many of us who read a basic book of Hadith known as arbaeen Allah we would actually find inside. It is the Hadith whereby Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that a Deen and naseeha that your religion your deen is a genuine feeling for one another. It is sincerity in worship towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now obviously Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was blessed with the very beautiful aspects of Java ME or Kelly. Java moolah, Kelly means that he had
the ability to speak in a few words, what would have a very great meaning. For example, this particular hat if he just did a demon naziha but the allama have written books and books, just explaining these two words, a dean unless we have now those who are understanding the Arabic language would understand why we would derive several meanings from this particular study. Because of the way Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has worded it without tiring one in all with the basic details of the Arabic language. The Arabic language teaches us that if two nouns come together in a sentence, and both nouns have the definite article in the Arabic language, the definite article
would be a leaf and lamb. In the English language, it would be equivalent to that. So if two nouns come together, and both nouns have the definite article, the meaning becomes more expressive. So a normal meaning which would be derived from Edina would probably be the dean is a genuine feeling for one another, or gene or your dean is sincerity in worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But by the leaf Allah existing before the two nouns, the meaning changes, and we get the English interpretation of there is nothing in your deen except that it is a genuine feeling for one another. So now when you have a genuine feeling for one another, what happens? you advise sincerely, today respected
elders and brothers. I hope
Insha Allah in the short time that have been given advice sincerely towards aspects taught to us by Allah subhanho wa Taala and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
The first advice for this evening respected elders and brothers that I invite one in all to and advise to is Wi Fi of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, Allah azza wa jal in many places of his book very eloquently asks the believing men and women to fear Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, Yeah,
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That Oh, you who believe fear Allah subhanho wa Taala the way he should be feared, Fear Allah subhanho wa Taala the way he should be feared. Now, the owner of the city have taught us that when reading the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. When reading the Quran, the book of a Muslim, Allah subhanho wa Taala uses different contexts in addressing the people. So sometimes he says, Yeah, yohannes O mankind, and sometimes Allah subhanho wa Taala says, as we've seen in this ayah Yeah, you have levena Oh, you who believe. Now the difference in Allah subhanho wa Taala saying or mankind's, and saying, Oh, you who believe is that when a believer, a Muslim, the one who has accepted the
prophecy of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he reads an ayah in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala saying, Yeah, you have Latina
O you who believe, know and understand that your Creator Allah subhanho wa Taala is addressing you almost indirectly. He's not talking to anybody else except you. Oh, except to have the prophecy of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And what does Allah subhanho wa Taala advise the Muslim Ummah, here, he says.
Fear Allah subhanho wa Taala the way he should be feared, a Muslim respected elders and brothers, by the mothers and sisters, those who are at home needs to constantly live their life reflecting upon themselves, making sure that they are constantly abiding to the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Remember, at dunya sigil Muslim, the world is a prison of a believer agenda. And it's a paradise for a disbeliever we as Muslims respected elders and brothers live in this world governed by a constitution. We are not free to do what we want. We are certain foods which we can eat. And there are certain foods which we can't eat, there are certain things which we are allowed to do and there
are certain things which we are not allowed to do in general, we are no restrictions. There is no restriction upon the son of Adam upon the servant of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The reason why we have restrictions here respected elders and brothers is because this world is a test. Allah subhanho wa Taala leaves us here for a period of time, a period of 60 years, as taught to us by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the average age of the oma Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will be 60 and Allah subhanho wa Taala will question us for each minute of the 60 years that we have spent each dime that we have spent, why because this is the place of examination. This is the place
of testing. This is the agricultural field, where we plant our seeds, we provide the fertilizer, we provide the necessary ingredients, the potassium, etc, as we learned in science, and then we reap the rewards in the hereafter May Allah subhana wa Taala make us from the people of gentlemen.
So respected elders and others here Allah subhanho wa Taala advises his servant to Allah subhanho wa Taala sphere, a Muslim who constantly fears Allah subhanho wa Taala constantly revises himself before he does anything before he speaks before he thinks, he asks himself a question that this thing I'm about to do is it beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala if it's Beloved, I will continue with it. If it's not Beloved, I will refrain from it. By doing this one is constantly allowing himself to be in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Why? Because he's constantly remembering Allah and thus he is fearing Allah subhanho wa Taala so the first advice for this evening respected elders and
brothers is the advice to a few of Allah Subhana Allah Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from all those who constantly fear him just as a point of loads. Since we discussing the aspect of taqwa. Obviously, the whole amount of
See we have varied in the exact meaning of a taqwa. The general translation is the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
But an instance an interesting translation comes to mind or an explanation that have happened even hedger LS Kalani, who was a very famous scholar of Hawaii. In fact, he has done the commentary of
Sahih al Bukhari known as Calvary he says that a taqwa is the aspect of placing between you and the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. A barrier,
the aspect of placing between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala a barrier how, by doing that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has commanded, and by staying away from that, which Allah azza wa jal has asked us to stay away from.
So by doing this, we automatically remember Allah and thus fear Him. And this is a very, very interesting explanation, and a very, very conforming one, as a Muslim who fears Allah indeed, places a barrier between himself and the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah azza wa jal protects us on.
The second advice, respected elders and brothers for this evening is to the remembrance of Allah. Allah, Allah subhana wa Taala once again, in his book addresses You and I, as the servants of Allah, as the acceptance of the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala. A lot of Allah says, Yeah, a
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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh, you will believe remember Allah subhanho wa Taala
Oh, you who believe. remember Allah subhanho wa Taala but Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't stop there. What does he do? He places an objective next to what he's asking us to do. He describes how we should actually remember him. He says kuruva Vikram kathira remember Allah azza wa jal excessively, remember Allah azza wa jal excessively. So how do we remember Allah subhanho wa Taala through the various tests we had, so to aspire for the loss of Allah Allah He was Sallam and through the various asgar shortlist by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam through our five times daily Salah, but also in the same way
that I spoke about when discussing a tapa. You remember Allah subhanho wa Taala before you do anything, that this thing that I'm about to do, is it beloved to Allah Buddha is that you are jealous. If it is, I will continue with it. If it's not, I will refrain from it. Remember are servants of Allah. Oh child of Adam, you are not a slave of your desires. You are a slave of a lot of police that you are jealous before you do anything. It doesn't matter what you want. What matters is what Allah subhanho wa Taala wants. So May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those who constantly remember Allah subhanho wa Taala the third advice for this evening respected elders and
brothers, that I advise an invite one in all to is towards the enjoining of good and the preventing from even knowing understand or servant of Allah. That Allah subhanho wa Taala aka Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has placed the responsibility of inviting towards good and preventing from evil upon the home of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah subhanho wa Taala very clearly in his book,
speaks to the Muslim Ummah and says, In the fourth Jews, Walter Khomeini ekomi comm
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that engaged in inviting towards good and convincing from evil, respected elders and brothers low and understand that on the day of the AMA, we will stand in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala our Christian neighbor or our neighbor in who doesn't believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala will tell Allah subhanho wa Taala that I had this Muslim this very, very nice thing next door to me, or I had business dealings with this Muslim or the servant of yours but not once did he ever invite me towards the deen of
for the dean that is accepted by Allah subhanho wa Taala which is Islam. It is a great responsibility placed upon the Ummah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. If we feel that we don't have the ability
To speak directly to one in all, then engage in the other means that Allah subhanho wa Taala has provided such as the internet such as email, such as handing out pamphlets, handing out little papers, inviting towards the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala papers clearing the misconceptions of Islam. Many of us work in professional environments. Obviously, I am here now addressing the secular public of the community is very few of us who are engaged in Islamic Studies. Obviously, the majority of the students are from the secular public, we need to engage in in fighting towards good preventing from evil. This was the responsibility of the MDR alayhi salatu was Salam Rasulullah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was hochiminh levy the seed of all prophets after him, no other prophet will come. So this responsibility has been given upon us has been given to us and unto us, lo and understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala has declared this oma the best of all nations. Allah subhanho wa Taala has declared this oma the best of all nations, a lot of people is that he will judge Allah says that you are servants of Allah O acceptors of the prophecy of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ah the best of all nations. Why? Because you have been given the responsibility that was given towards them via adding salatu salam. Now, many of us take this lightly and feel that
you know what, we don't have this have the necessary knowledge in inviting towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. Yes, that's true. Those who have the necessary knowledge will specialize in it. But those who don't, it's still upon you. Because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said ballyhoo me
that say or teach something from me even if it's one small thing, even if it's one small thing as believers first and foremost we know that there is no one worthy of worship except one Allah subhanho wa Taala and that was Rasul Allah Azza wa sallam is his final messenger, even if it means us teaching that it is a responsibility upon us. We need to make sure that we constantly remember this. We are not here just as people who will not return to Allah subhanho wa Taala or as people who will not be answerable to Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the necessary knowledge insha Allah and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the ability towards
inviting to Allah subhanho wa Taala the next advice for this evening respected elders and brothers is towards,
towards sound Islamic knowledge.
know and understand or servant of Allah, that Islam is a religion, which encourages, preaches teaches explains the importance of knowledge. Today we find many people from the different faculties of life, trying to make Islam seem like a religion that is backwards, like a religion that does not have education in it like a religion that does not encourage education, know and understand or servant of Allah. Islam encourages both secular and Islamic education, both secular which is your medicine, engineering, accounting, law, etc. Islam encourages both secular and Islamic education. Now, the allameh have divided the aspect of knowledge into two categories.
The first category is obviously Islamic knowledge which is foundational knowledge, which is more comprehensive knowledge. And the second part is secular knowledge. Today, I want to concentrate on the aspect of Islamic education for reasons which I mentioned to you just now. This is not by any means a lecture, it would be more a participation. I'm here speaking to you heart to heart, I'm only going to speak to you once and that's regarded a topic of advice as an appropriate topic. Respected elders and brothers today we find ourselves as parents falling into the trap of making sure our children have the ability to master every faculty of life. When it comes to the secular education,
we are prompt with it, we make sure we visit the schools we make sure we visit their teachers we find out what we do is that this child or the student is facing and
if necessary, we will pay extra money in getting an extra tutor to come in provide extra listens at home.
We are making our children from amongst those that Allah subhanho wa Taala has said in the Quran. Yeah, Allah Muna wa here, Amina Chaya
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and this is the beauty of Islam which is complete Allah subhanho wa Taala deals with this group of people. Allah subhanho wa Taala says that they know everything in regards to this world. But when it comes to Allah and Jenna and the grave and the era where ignorance, Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. I am not here by any means respected elders and brothers and those listening at home, belittling secular education. I am from amongst those who constantly preach the importance of education.
And my message to all the youth is that don't become doctors don't become lawyers don't become engineers, be the best doctor be the best lawyer and be the best engineer because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the best prophet that Allah subhanho wa Taala sent to us. So don't just stop don't set your goals at achieving your degree being the best you can be in your field because Allah subhanho wa Taala when it came to us, he sent us the best prophets. In Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he sent us the best book in the Quran, he sent us the best deal in Islam, Allah Allah. So my message here is not to belittle secular education. However, we need to
understand the importance of striking a balance. When teaching and bringing up our children respected elders and brothers. We find that today, we are gaining doctors at the expense of Muslims. We are gaining lawyers at the expense of Muslims. So we had a Muslim child entering university, he came out a doctor and we lost a Muslim. He came out a lawyer and we lost a Muslim. We are losing our children. Why? Because when they get into the universities, etc. We are dealing with different faculties of life, they are dealing with new experiences, which we as parents haven't
taught them or instilled in them to deal with when they get to that age. Respected elders and brothers know and understand that Islam is foundational knowledge. Islam is foundational knowledge. It is a way of life, Islam will teach your child who is a doctor how to conduct himself appropriately as a doctor, Islam will teach your child who is a lawyer how to conduct himself appropriately as a lawyer, I can start a topic now discussing the sciences of the Quran, whereby Western scientists have come up with findings that the Quran has spoken about 1400 years ago. When it comes to Islam. We are way ahead we are not backwards. We need to understand that we need
doctors, lawyers, etc. But we need to build them up understanding the difference between the two faculties of life we need to bring them up understanding how to strike a balance between the two faculties of life they do need a degree will only take them to the grave respected elders and brothers. The dunia degree is only going to take them to the grave once they die once Allah subhanho wa Taala since the angel of death to remove the soul, that certificate expires, it can never be used again in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala on the day of karma, it will never have Wait. What has wait is how he conducted himself
if he conducted himself appropriately.
So we need to understand respected elders and brothers the deen of Islam. It is a religion that teaches knowledge. The first words that were revealed to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a para which means read, how do we educate ourselves through reading? Allah subhanho wa Taala in the first revelation, commands Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to be educated by saying ikura bisnar optical levy holla read in the name of Europe who created you? When Allah subhanho wa Taala made the tool of Islam the utensil of Islam, the pen
and what is the pen used for for education? Allah subhanho wa Taala says Allah de Lama bill column, the one who taught was the pin and Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in another part of the Quran. Noon well follow me on is Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions he can. So Islam is a religion of education. But we need to understand as parents the importance of striking a balance between the two faculties of education, make sure that your child when he enters University enters a Muslim, and when he comes out, he comes out a Muslim and Remember my words to respected elders and brothers. I'm not here belittling secular education myself before going into Islamic Studies. I engaged in secular
education. I entered the IT field and study secular education, where Islam encourages secular education. We need Muslims doctors, we need Muslim pharmacists. We need Muslim lawyers. We need Muslims engineers. And remember what I said don't just stop there be the best you can be in your field. Encourage your children to be the best they can be in their field. Why? Because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the best prophet but make sure that they come out of university better Muslims that they will win.
They went in and not
children who are free from Eman and free from Islam today, unfortunately, and I've dealt with this person through my visits in South Africa, Malawi and various different countries, children in the universities who are Muslims are questioning their Deen. Why? Because they are mixing with atheists. We are mixing with the Christian missionaries who are well educated
and opposing them questions which they don't have answers to. So what happens is the doubting lady.
And we as Muslims shouldn't only send our children to the dark rooms to become rinella when we find them failing in school, this is another weakness of dogma. We choose to send in the path of Allah those who we find weak in regards to the sacred education they failing in school. So what we say send them to the doctor let him become a moron.
I'm not by any means putting down what our darlings are doing nothing very good work but respected elders and brothers. Allah subhanho wa Taala does not want rejects send the best. Choose the peak of your children to come and study the dean don't send him after he is having difficulties in the secular field.
Teach them the importance of striking the balance in both faculties of education, so respected elders and brothers. That advice for this evening is towards knowing understand that Islam is the Dean of education if anybody tells you otherwise. Today you have heard is from the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala which is the Quran proving that Islam is a dean of education in every faculty of life.
The next advice respected elders and brothers that I invite one in all to is towards good character.
Unfortunately, today, we live in environments that teach us character, which does not conform to the character to Prospero Sula, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we find children who are extremely vulgar, both in speech and both in action. We find them I mean, just today, I was coming out of the festival from after the after the Juma prayer. And I said salam to somebody, I made the Salah. So somebody who was with me said, How do you know that person?
Because obviously they will have the thought that you only greet those who you don't. You only get those that you know, if somebody greets me it means he knows you. Otherwise, we don't treat respected elders and brothers. Islam teaches the greeting in every faculty in every facet of life. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said after Salah, split the Salah.
It is from good character to make dua for your Muslim brother by greeting him by saying Assalamu alaykum says we speaking about Salah, take a lesson from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam regarding the greeting in Islam Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us that if a Muslim
if a Muslim greets his Muslim brother
and he says assalamu Aleikum, Allah subhanho wa Taala will automatically reward this Muslim who is greeting tenfold. Allah subhanho wa Taala will automatically reward this Muslim tenfold when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us that if he says a Salam or Aleikum, wa rahmatullah Allah subhanho wa Taala will automatically reward this creature, this Muslim slave of his who is greeting 24.
And if he says a salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh, which is the complete greeting Allah, that he will gela will reward the slave of his 34th La ilaha illa Allah, free rewards respected elders and brothers just in providing a greeting a dua to Muslim brother in the two hour are we doing? We think Salam or Aleikum, peace be upon you may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect you from his anger. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect you from all evil and all harm. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect you from the fire of Jana May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all.
So that is in regards to the greeting in regards to the reply Allah subhanho wa Taala in his book, which again shows the completeness of Islam says what either for you to be a UBI phenomena or to have that if you are greeted with a greeting, then make sure that your response to the greeting is equal to the greeting that you received or even greater.
Listen to this. This is from the completeness of Islam. Islam is a way of life. Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us here by saying that if you are greeted, make sure you reply, at least you should reply. And it's better if you increase on the reply. So what are we what are we being taught over here? We are being taught that if a Muslim greets us, and he says assalamu Aleikum at that moment it becomes Why'd you have to say what alikum Salam but it's better
To say walaikum salam wa rahmatullah. And it's even better for you to reply by saying O alikum salam, O Allah, Allahu Akbar occurs
when if our Muslim brother greets us by saying a Salam or aleikum wa rahmatullah. It is not enough for us to just reply by saying, well, alaikum salam, why? Allah subhanho wa Taala said that the reply should be equal, isn't it? if not better than if it at least be equal? So an appropriate reply would be Polycom, salam, or masala and if our Muslim brother says Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh then it is incumbent upon us.
but a few that's what happens when you come to the UK in the summertime.
It becomes incumbent upon us to reply by saying wily comm Salam Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh
so I hope we got that the greeting is sooner. The reply is wajib if someone says a Salam aleykum is why do you say Polycom Salah if someone says As salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa Alaykum Salam Alaikum wa Taala. If someone says a Salam aleikum, wa rahmatullah wa barakato is what you have to say why they come, salam, wa sallahu wa barakato this again, is the beautiful teaching of Islam, a way of life teaching love for one another. This is in the greeting automatically. We are diffusing enmity that one we have for external Miskin brother.
We are diffusing enmity that one may have for our fellow Muslim brother. I didn't plan to talk about it. But even today we find families who are conniving at each other's throats. Blood is thicker than water. But today we find water thicker than blood.
For financial purposes, inheritance issues. Just in London the other day, I was faced with an inheritance issue and I was surprised at the conniving pneus of brothers and sisters at the throats of one another for a gain of a little bit of the dunya. Allah subhanho wa Taala said that we all need the son of Adam.
Adam, we have indeed on it the son of Adam, and today we are honoring other things other than the son of Adam. We are honoring many we are honoring status, we are honoring position over our brother with his own Muslim brother or your brother. And this in the set is the highest respected elders
from the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. You we claim to love Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But when it comes to following Him, we are doing other things.
True Love comes in following Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we had the unfortunate incidents of the cartoon pictures that were printed in the media a few months ago. And the whole Muslim world caught up. And they were all in anger dealing with the problem.
And obviously, no one was saying we don't have the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam but respected elders and brothers a simple question. If you love somebody, you follow him. Today, we are bringing up our children in ways taught to us by the West, not by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam yet we claim to love him. We bring up our children in a manner that suits us and Bennett that benefits us in this world and not through the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam Yes, we claim to love Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam we live our lives daily in our dealings in our business according to how we want according to our prophets, us not according to the teachings of
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam we have few petty feuds Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said bury it agree to disagree. He teaches us to become united. Yet we become this united and we still claim to love Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, our parents are the villa who brought us up when we were young.
I just thought the deal was reading a very beautiful article of a mother who's writing a letter to her child and she says, Oh my child.
A long time ago, I received the best news of my life.
And that was the day when the doctor told me that I was caring you
look at the mother what she's saying. And the days went by.
You increased in weight, you increased in size.
I suffered various pains. The pains got bigger and more unbearable. It got to a stage where I couldn't breathe. It got to a stage where I had to sleep on my back. I couldn't sleep on my side so that I wouldn't have
I had to watch what I ate. And she's explaining the difficulties she went through. And when she says but all that only increased my love for you all that only
creased. My want to see you La ilaha illa Allah This is a mother respected elders and brothers. Today we go against the teaching of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in our mother's.
Here in the UK, various issues have been here maybe two weeks and various cases already. Where are we finding children who are more happy to place their parents in homes
out of the villa. After all that they've done for us.
We feel it appropriate to send them away. We feel it appropriate that they fall away from us. These are times when we need to serve them jabril salatu salam Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam upon the one who grows up to see one or both of his parents alive and doesn't do justice to those parents and find himself going to the hellfire.
It is a chance for us respected elders and brothers to earn our gentlemen know and understand that after the belief in one hour, after negating all of the diet is Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us what we were eating and be dutiful to parents. So again,
we came up Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But when it comes to our parents here, we are going against it respected elders and brothers. It has fear Allah subhanho wa Taala
The next topic I wish to invite and advise one in all to this evening is another hot topic which I definitely feel the importance of speaking about, especially after
the various visits that we've had various schools, various universities, various prisons is to solid and sound Islamic principles in nurturing. Listen to the headings that are put to this respected elders and others solid and sound Islamic principles in nurturing. Now what I'm going to do here now is divided the topic into two parts. One part is the nurturing aspect that happens between a husband and a wife.
And Mashallah, Mashallah Cindy spoke about a very beautiful statement from Alisha.
The next aspect is the nurturing aspect that exists between a father, a mother and the children.
Respected elders and brothers.
Respected servants of Allah are children of Adam. We are losing our youth on a daily basis to the avenue of drugs. We are losing our youth on a daily basis to the avenue of immoral behavior. We are losing our youth on a daily basis to the enemies of Islam. No one understands that Allah subhanho wa Taala has placed a serious responsibility upon you as a father as a mother when he said, Yeah, Latina
Latina Manu, he speaks to the believers again. Oh sakumo
Allah subhanho wa Taala Subhana Allah addresses the believers again and says protect yourselves and your families from the fire. Allah subhanho wa Taala here or father or mother has placed a lot of responsibility on your title. Don't feel for one moment that the word mother and the word father comes cheaply. It comes with great responsibility in this ayah Allah subhanho wa Taala has placed great responsibility in these two terms. There was Allahu Allah, he was telling him also said kulu Kumara in Baku Kama Sutra
that all of us are shepherds. And all of us are responsible for your flock.
Respected elders and brothers. If we sit and look at ourselves critically today, how many of us are actually doing justice to the word Mother and Father, Father, how many of us are actually doing justice to the responsibility placed to us by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Today we find parents with a very negligent attitude in regards to the children.
We find parents who want the children to be free, because when they get married, they will be contained.
Look at this behavior and this attitude and this understanding.
We find parents who prefer to let the children be brought up from people outside the home. And I always mentioned this, that a child's mind is like this cup of water over here. A child's mind is like a cup of water that I have in my hand over here.
The glass right now is filled with water.
It was an interval break
the glass right now
is filled with water.
science tells us that the glass is filled with a compound h2o, two hydrogen, two hydrogen molecules and one oxygen molecule. As we all learned when we did sciences, when we empty this glass, if I drink all the water up, when we empty the glass, is the glass full or is the glass empty?
Who can answer
some are saying empty. The glass is not empty, respected elders in practice the glass is full. Simple science tells us that the glass is not empty. The glass is not filled with water, it's filled with a you understand. The glass is not filled with water. It's filled with a your child's mind respected elders and brothers is like a glass of water. If you don't fill your child's mind at home, it won't remain empty. The television will fill it for you. His friends at school will fill it for you. His teachers at school will fill it for you don't understand this. This simple science teaches us it's common sense and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam clear it for us.
Today we find it appropriate to let our children's be why we are too busy chasing after the dunya. We busy ourselves to such an extent where sometimes we get both parents working
so that we can make ends meet and leave our child with who with a child minder, or with a care center. And we don't realize we're losing valuable time in this child's life. Remember, when building a house, the strongest thing has to be the foundation. He's at the foundation years and we are leaving it and more so we tiring ourselves chasing the dunya and we becoming depressed about it.
I don't want to change the topic for this as yet but let me just mentioned it as a point of interest because it's true. Today we find the Muslim Ummah going through various struggles of depression, there is a set of chapters known as Prozac. I don't know if you've heard of them. And we find many of our Muslim women, many of our Muslim families on this medication, why they are suffering depression. Why? Because we've made the objective the dounia
they are not happy eating from the plate which Allah subhanho wa Taala has given them we are more interested in eating from the plate that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given somebody else. So they've made that objective because they don't have it. It's a means of a depression.
Yet Allah subhanho wa Taala says, make gender the criteria gender is more valuable than any amount of wealth you can acquire in this world respected elders and brothers and more. So gender is acquirable we are able to acquire a million pounds we may acquire it we may not acquire. And because we're not acquiring it, it's a means of our depression. Our subhanho wa Taala says make gender the criteria is more valuable is more precious and better off. It's acquirable. If you make that the criteria respected elders and brothers, is there room for us to be depressed and suffer depression? Absolutely not. So what are we doing now at the expense of our children? We are chasing the dunya we
are letting the television fill the minds we are letting the outside people fill their minds. And then when they are in the avenue of drugs, we are running to the Redeemer and asking the llama for assistance. You as a parent first and foremost, we're responsible for the upbringing of this child, respected elders and brothers I may sound a bit emotional, but Allah subhanho wa Taala has entered me in this field for the past two years of hamdulillah and through my various visits throughout the country surrounding Zimbabwe, and now here in the UK. It's a sad situation.
This should really be something which depresses us we are losing our youth. We are losing them. These are our futures. The Muslim Ummah,
at the moment is engaged in drugs.
We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala his protection so we have to be responsible, respected elders and brothers in regards to upbringing these children know and understand you as a father are responsible for him many fathers claim my child goes to madressa the Malala is not teaching him islamize the Malala is not teaching him his core and respected elders and brothers, you are your child's father, you are your child's mother for the mothers who are listening at home. The molana is not responsible for your child's reading his Salah, the madressa only provides a complimentary role to your role as a parent, the madressa listen to the statement very carefully. The madrasa only provides a
complimentary role to your role as a parent, you teach your child for the molenet Marissa will just polish it for you. You teach your child good manners, and Marissa, Marissa was the teacher and Marissa will polish it for you. You teach your child how to behave himself appropriately, how to be respectful, how to be confident with his followers, how to respect his elders, all the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam is upon you. Oh Father, upon your mother, not the teacher matters.
The teacher had madressa his role is just complimentary. It just polishes your own, know and understand that your child only sits with the teacher madressa for two hours a day. And even with that, a teacher Madras has made it for 13 kids around the
majority of the day, yes, the child may be at school, but majority of his life from the age when he was born to sick before he went to school, he was in your home underneath you. Okay. So respected elders and brothers. Let us take this advice in regards to bringing up our children and take this invitation to solid and sound Islamic principles in nurturing our kids. The second aspect I want to discuss is that between husbands and wives
know and understand respected elders and brothers that again, Islam in this avenue hasn't left anything unfair to us
hasn't left anything untoward to us. In fact, the Sahaba who used to say that are Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, never live to one thing and to to us, even the aspect of us in the laboratory is in the toilet. He has taught us appropriately how to conduct ourselves. That's how complete Islam is. And in regards to our wives, and wives to the husbands, Islam teaches us as well.
Today we find people husbands, the males, today I'm going to concentrate on the males, someone might find that someone might say that the speaker today might be a feminist, but going to concentrate on the males. Why? Because I have new people in front of me. We find fathers who are stuck in traffic on a hot day. It's the summertime. Traffic is delaying him he's probably hungry, he comes home. Finally he finds the children screaming up in a mess. He sits down on the table has his meal. And the meal has two teaspoons of salt in it. So what does he do?
He starts venting his frustrations of the whole day on his spouse, or who on the one that Allah subhanho wa Taala says you stay with her to take peace from you stay with her. You take peace from respected elders and brothers you will be questioned on the day of the AMA in regards to dealing with your spouse's wife bashing is totally forbidden in Islam. Today we find carefully we find husbands who are bashing their wives. Although in some homes, the wives respond by selling the frying pans to them.
But we find husband engaging in this respect of elders and brothers. And we find men who have the Islamic belief and behavior that women are meant to be a stranger because they created from the backdrop of Adam.
And this is not true. And why I'm linking it to my I'm mentioning this here, because throughout my practice in this field, I have heard the statements more than five times
that a woman is a woman she's meant from the bench of respected elders and brother she's not made from the pinstripes, she's made from the curved delicate roots of Adam and Eve salatu salam, not the bends rip, the curved delicate robe of Adam and Eve salat wa salam, just as you see the new moon, beautifully curved and shaped, she is made from the beautiful curved and delicate robe of Adam and Eve salatu wa sallam, if you try and straighten up it will break What does that mean? That means you as a husband as a support overheard respected elders and brothers should be supportive of her Yes, they go through monthly periods they go through different emotional periods etc. You are straight.
So you must handle it if you can handle it, then you are better
if you can handle it with the new audience,
so respected elders and brothers, inshallah all of us from amongst the good husband inshallah, but those who are listening at home, and inshallah it's your duty, as I said, believe me when I
taught us that teach something, teach someone, something from me, even if it's one if you have responsibility to go and teach your fellow friends. And as parents also respected elders and brothers, teach your children how to be good husbands. Today, people get married, and they didn't marry a wife, they just made their friends more closer.
When you get married, teach your children and this is for the youth. Why are respected elders and brothers your friends go back. Your first friend is your wife, you're the person you take peace from is your wife, she comes first. Today, we find the youth getting married. And they continue as if they're not married. And six months down the line, there's major problems which we have to deal with. And the parents come around into the Rama and they expect to solve a problem. And yet everything boils down to poor upbringing in homes. That's what it is. We didn't bring them up properly. We didn't educate them islamically properly. And then we didn't even take time as a father
to sit down with them before they got married and advise them a deal and
advise them how to conduct themselves appropriately. So I live with this responsibility, respected elders and promise. I have taken much of your time but Alhamdulillah we haven't seen anyone using my policies. If somebody owns I stopped for election. So nobody has you on the company law.
The next advice for this evening, which I invite one in all to is follow, and I have to speak about Salah because after tauheed Allah subhanho wa Taala has made Salah, a criteria
respected elders and brothers. The aspect of the oma in regards to this follower, especially our youth, brings tears to one's eye brings tears to one's eye and it displaces one's hearts. We find our youth again in distress because they are not upon their Salah is not the one thing that Allah
says puts that end to all immoral behavior and all those things that are disliked to Allah subhanho wa Taala in a salata,
Basha mooncup This is the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala gazzara
Salah puts an end after that few minutes so love to sell in to all immoral behavior and all that dislike for Allah subhanho wa Taala
I was going to speak for about Salah but because we have two minutes left to cover Africa t shirt.
Don't we have 10 minutes for that?
Okay, okay, I've already attained 40 so we'll cut it short, respected elders and brothers. That aspect of Salah it's a big topic. I was hoping to have at least 10 minutes on it. But I have one minutes, please make sure that we do encourage our youth to Salah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has taught us that at the age of seven. Start your children making Salah at the age of 10 punish them a little bit if they don't make this Salah. And don't stop punishing your children at the age of seven, because this is the hikma of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. If you start beating them at the age of seven, then they start hating saara. So start them properly at seven at
the age of 10. punish them a little bit and make sure they live their lives inshallah without missing one Salah. If they don't, then we will it will help us by itself cutting out the chances of us losing our youth to all the different faculties of life or the evils respected elders and brothers ending off. I don't want you to be gloomy. I don't want you to be upset. I did speak on some hot topics, some topics that we might find our own homes, you are living, you are alive. Allah has given you breath, each breath that you are breathing Allah subhanho wa Taala is asking you to turn back to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah will forgive every sin, every sin after Shere Khan. Allah
subhanho wa Taala will forgive if you haven't done so Allah if you haven't done Zika if you have failed miserably in bringing up your children, if your children are lost in the avenues of the kuffaar know and understand that everything you have done Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed you by being here to hear this talk. Allah subhanho wa Taala will forgive you. I leave you with the I your hope a lot of Allah says boulia
to see him, let me wash Mattila Allah subhanho wa Taala please tell them oh Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, myself is on my sleeves on those who have lived their lives in misguidance or those who have lived their lives in my disobedience. Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala in
yo Pharaoh Zulu by Jamia Allah subhanho wa Taala will forgive your sins wholesale quicker than the blink of an eye in law who who Allah.
Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful and come to love we see some smiles on the faces of the brothers now keep on smiling, Allah has blessed you with Islam and he has blessed you with life turn to Allah now in the law of demand. Allah subhanho wa Taala accepts the plea for forgiveness of his slave as long as he has been touched if there was a panel with Allah grant agenda, he can grant us graves which are guarded from the goddess of gender. May He grants a shade under his origin
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sallallahu wasallam obatala Nabina Muhammad he was a visionary