Channel: Siraj Wahhaj
Based on a seemingly trivial hadith in which Prophet Muhammad (P) said “Eat with your right hand”, this khutbah makes clear the profound position of the Prophet (P), the weightiness of his teachings, and the responsibility on those who claim to follow his message. Siraj Wahhaj’s “old school” fire and passion resurface in this brief sermon that gives believers hope for Paradise, but a great sacrifice must be made first. Imam Siraj challenges the audience to make that sacrifice and to “think different” from those who disbelieve. Follow him as he maps out the path to Paradise by revealing what this sacrifice is and inspiring you to make it without any excuse.
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kala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Holly fool mushrikeen
Holly foo and mushrikeen
Alhamdulillah we praise Allah the Almighty. today.
thank him for giving us another day of worship, to worship him Yama Juma
and we bear witness that there is nothing worthy of worship besides Allah. And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam is the last messenger and his servant.
Brothers and sisters.
We seek referees with a lot from the eve of ourselves. And we bear witness that whomever Allah guides has got it right. And yet, whoever Allah allows to be misled no one, no one, no one can guide them. Right. We ask Allah blessing upon His messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, upon his companions, and his family and the Muslims everywhere. I mean,
brothers and sisters, I feel compelled to begin today's code bar
with what is called Hades kotse.
It is a reminder for me and a reminder for us. This is something that Allah said though is not in Quranic Hadith of the Prophet, and it could sing
and the Messenger of Allah Alayhi salat wa salam said that Allah said, Yeah, anybody who condone any lamb and had a to festa Dhoni,
all my servants, all of you are misguided unless I guide you. Therefore acts my guidance, and I will guide you this is a lot of speaking.
And I bear witness that I have no knowledge I have no guidance. I have mean myself I have no knowledge and no guidance except for what Allah has given to us.
I also say what the angel said that's recorded in court and some Hannukah law in melanoma in Loma Tina in the pantalla limb rocking, Glory beats you, Oh Allah, we have no knowledge except for what you have given to us. This is what the angel saying.
So I want to say in context, before I speak anything, I speak as nothing.
And if we're going to be guided today in this football in this Juma, then I must depend upon Allah subhanho wa Taala. To say something that Allah has taught us or something that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam has given to us, I have nothing to say this. Nothing here, nothing empty, except what a lot of messenger have put down Shawn.
Mm, I want to share an experience with you and the rest of the believers here at this wonderful Masjid.
And something that I learned a few months ago in my last trip to England.
I have been to England many times, many, many times.
But I learned something on my last trip that I never knew before.
I was invited by the Muslims, Muslim youth they had a conference there.
And before I spoke, we were sitting together with this Muslim youth leaders, and we're eating
and I noticed one of them was eating with the left hand.
Now, it's very difficult being Mmm. It's very difficult.
Because as an Imam, as a father, as a principal of a school as a school teacher,
we have the responsibility that of somebody in our presence is doing something wrong. Then for their sake and our sake, we have to correct them.
Because if we allow it to go on, then they say it's okay. And this was the son of the person
Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, anything that was said or done in his presence that he didn't correct. It's accepted as soon.
So therefore if something was done in the presence of the Messenger of Allah, that was wrong, he had to correct it.
So I took this from the Messenger of Allah. And I told the brother, I said, Could be a mimic
what the prophet said, eat with your right hand.
Now brothers and sisters,
for some people, this is trivial.
Ah, what's the difference?
Right hand left hand. What's the difference differences the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said colpi emenike eight which are right in now. I want to prove to you that this is nothing
trivial, and proves exactly that this wasn't trivial.
This Hadith with Rahul Muslim and Muslim Hadith and Rosalyn Akela Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam be Shomali.
In the presence of the Messenger of Allah, there was a man eating with his left hand.
And the Prophet said, kullfi me Nick.
Eat with your right hand. Carla lasta to the man said I can.
The Prophet said, Mr. Tata. May You not be able to
wear madmen at home in algebra.
And nothing prevented this man from eating with his right hand except for pride.
For my arafa lfv and from that moment on, that man was not able to raise his hand to his mouth.
Whatever the Messenger of Allah give you take it.
That's what the law says. Woman you tell her son fukada.
obeys the messenger has obeyed Allah.
Why? Who is he? He's Rasulullah.
He's who Rasulullah he's not from Roger, lonesome man. He's Rasulullah. He's a messenger of Allah. Therefore everything that he speaks, he speaks from Allah.
So if he tell you to eat with your right hand, you eat with your right hand.
There's no argument there.
So I was in England and Manchester, the brother even when his left hand, I said, Brother, he put you right here. Nobody told me. He said, Imam Suraj. You don't know this. But the Muslims in England have a difficult time eating with their right hand. I said Subhanallah What?
He says because they teach you in England, to eat with your left hand.
They teach you in England to eat with your left hand.
Now Muslims say well, how can we have to eat with our right hand?
But they don't ask the question. Why should we eat with our left hand in England?
So I learned that I said Subhan Allah and now Hmm, I understand the words of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, Holly full mushrikeen be opposite the disbelievers and by the way, I'm Brandon sisters. I'm
going to give you a very short hook.
If some of you are concerned that I'm going to be long,
I'm going to be real short.
The Imam gave me the leeway he says Imam you can stretch out a little bit
but I'm not going to stretch out because I'm your guest
and you look like you have to go.
So I give short for the bar. Tomorrow at the program we all come back to give long
but today shortly,
but you have to listen.
inshallah say a few words and then we go.
I was in the city of Chicago.
And I came back to New York Saturday morning
and had my car parked in the in the airport.
And I drove my car about to two hours going to prison upstate to visit some Muslims.
As I was driving my car on the major Deegan highway
I noticed a huge poster one of my favorite people Muhammad Ali.
And Muhammad Ali was in one of those those stances those bucks you know, those stances
and I could read the caption under the picture of the of Muhammad Ali, and I read these words it says,
So the first thing I did, I corrected the grammar.
Think is a verb.
And so if you are going to modify verb then you must modify what an adjective or a verb an adverb, so you have to say things differently. So I changed it slightly, to read think differently.
And I said Subhan Allah.
Brothers and sisters, I'm here to tell you today in this city in this Masjid, Masjid the answer
that if you're going to be successful,
as a Muslim,
as a believer, you must think differently from everybody else.
Your mind must be guided by the light of the court n.
And the direction and the son of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you have to think differently.
Now, I'm looking at some of you
and I see all kinds of colors.
But two colors I want to mention today.
as well, black.
There is no greater contrast
of any color other than black and white. This is the greatest contrast that you can ever get. And that is black and white, because when black and white is together, then they represent a contrast for each other.
Then the whiteness next to the black cup, the black to be seen more, and the black next to the white helped the white to be seen more. It is the greatest contrast that you can have the contrast between black and white.
And today in the second part of the football for a few moments. I want to talk about black and white and I want to tell you why.
I close and I want you to think about the words of the messenger of a lot will lie I swear by a lot It is filled with wisdom.
Holly fool and mystery King. Be opposite of those who associate Gods with Allah be opposite.
think differently, while hungry like me
Bismillah R Rahman Rahim wa salatu wa salam ala rasulillah Allah Sahih oedema in ameba.
Now run sisters,
I have some bad news for you.
And I have some good news.
It is better, I think, to give the bad news first.
And then the good news.
Everyone here today, I'm sure
have in their heart and their desire to go to Geneva
to go to Paradise.
This must be foremost in your mind that when I die,
I want to go to gentlemen.
This is what life is all about my life.
Because I don't care what you get in this life.
You can become a millionaire.
You can get the biggest house. You can have the prettiest wife or the handsomest husband. Most children or beautiful car no matter what you get in this life is nothing if you go to hell.
So right now every one of you must say I want to go to Jenna. I want to go to Paradise.
When I die, I want Allah subhanho wa Taala to be pleased with me, all of you, I'm sure I'm saying that
if you're not you should.
The right now and the most important thing is that you die Muslim. Yes, there's nothing more important than that.
I have nine children,
mm allows my witness.
If my children become doctors, I'll be very happy. Or scientist, I will be very happy.
But I don't want them to become doctors and scientists and lose their Dean. Or rather, them to sweep the streets of New York City and die as a Muslim, then to become doctor and then die is a disbelief.
I swear by Allah. You want to make me happy as the Father, be a Muslim.
Just be a Muslim. wake up every day thank Allah for giving your life every breath that you have thank Allah for that.
thank Allah for everything that it gave you gave you a wife that you'd be thankful for that these people don't have a wife
two blocks from the master there's a homeless shelter. People live there have no home, you got a home you're not you're not a predator. Appreciate your home is too small think that you got a home.
I've seen people in very bad condition. So be a faithful servant, that whatever Allah gives you, but but Well, lucky, I swear by Allah, if I had nothing, I had no money and the homeless in a homeless shelter, or living in the street or living in a park. I have everything because I'm Muslim. And if I can die Muslim, then I'm a happy man. And even though I may have nothing in this life, it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter as long as I have Islam. And if I have everything in this world, and I have no Islam, I have nothing.
You have to think like that.
If you don't, you're foolish.
black and white. First, the bad news.
According to the social scientists, there are about 6 billion people on this Earth right now.
6 billion people
on your mobile camera on the Day of Judgment.
Allah will say to our father Adam Elisa, that wassalam take out all the people that's going to go to hell fire.
Listen, it's no
take all the people that's gonna go to hell fire.
Adam will say how many?
How many people will go to how far you want to go the agenda? Let me tell you odds.
You have no yards. What's the chance for me gone to Jen? What's the chance of me going to go to Paradise? What's the chance? So a lot to Adam take all the people to go to hell? How many
is now listen. Min Cooley alphin? From every 1000 just don't just attend. What's this? What's this?
999 to hell. And once a paradise.
You'd hear what I just said.
How many people going to hell out of every 1999 will go to hell.
You didn't hear what I said?
How many people will go to hell out of every 1999 will go to hell. And one will go to Paradise.
The Prophet said that he was comparing us no they did. They were very sad.
Like some of you should be sad right now. So my goodness, one out of 1000 What's my chances?
And the Prophet sense that they felt sad. And then he said this
He said I will lie. I swear by a lion who's heading My life is
in the outer juice and the cool new nipsa agenda.
He said, I hope that you, mountain man will be half of the people paradise. Paulo, cabana they said Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. They became very excited.
There's some chance now.
Now let me give you the good news.
Let me give you the good news.
That was the bad news. Now let me give you the good news.
Man, you're gonna be so happy.
You may just jump up.
Mmm, I hope they don't jump up.
But what am I gonna tell them now? They may just jump up and just jump up and and just shout but don't shout.
Can't talk. Oh, yeah, I can talk.
Caller Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. kulu Amati he had the colonial agenda.
He had the colonial agenda. kulu matija the following Agenda. kulu Mati. He had the Kowloon agenda. kulu Mati saloon agenda, Hulu Mati. coluna Jenna, all of my own manga codegen. All of my own oma will go to Paradise.
but there's more
except those who refuse
my entire oma will God agenda except those who refuse none of our acts each one of you. You want to go to agenda?
Yes, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yes. Agenda, agenda agenda. Nobody would have views. So when the Prophet said that someone sent him a new key label said,
Man, yeah, rasulillah man, yada, yada.
yada, yada, yada, who reveals here is this is the key. Allah He said, Some
men are Tani the halogen.
whoever obeys me will go to Paradise.
Women are so Annie fukada Abba.
And whoever, whoever is disobedient to me, have refused.
And then let me tell you what the prophet says sola Psalms and I finish
when he said that I hope that half of the people paradise would be from my own or you will be here for the people. He said let me explain why. And this is what I want to say about black and white and then we finish.
men Muslim Muna Minal Kufa Illa
the difference between the Muslims and the non Muslims.
Okay, charlatan, bait
is like a white hair feed boundary is wet
on a black x.
Like a white hair on a black x or a black hair on a white x.
No, no, I understand.
I understand now.
The believer compared to a disbelief is like a white here on a black x or a black here on a white x.
What does it mean? It means contrast.
It means contrast. The next two minutes I want you to listen I'm finished. So you the next two minutes you got to listen. Are you going to miss it?
You have to listen to you're going to miss
I was on a bus the amount my car was inoperative. So I had to take a bus and every once in a while a lot humbles you.
So now lately I've been taking buses and trains. Now no you don't know what the train in
New York City we have some ways.
I got on I got on a bus the other day.
And when I got on the bus
I couldn't help but see as you get on the bus right in the middle of the bus was a woman
and she was dressed in the latest style.
Everything frills and everything. She was decked out
You can help us in you can you walk on the bus you got you and there it is right there in the middle of the bus. She's right there. And she had the best style she was decked out.
Then I notice
her shoes off her feet.
She Robin a fee
obvious, obvious pain. She was rubbing her feet because her feet was in pain.
And you know what? He was in pain?
Because she was shoes of style, but no comfort.
So she looked good in her own mind. But she didn't feel good because what she was wearing was for style in Africa,
black and white, what are you saying that for? A man it is my opinion. This is my opinion, is my personal opinion
that there is no one on this earth more beautiful than a Muslim woman.
There's no one who comes close to that.
Who is a servant of Allah who dresses to please Allah. Hari furoshiki be opposite the peep the disbelievers. So when this woman
before she leaves the house, like the other woman, she looks in the mirror.
But they look in the mirror for something different.
When the woman in the street, look in the mirror, she looked into make sure she has the best style, she looks good, she can attract the man. But this woman, when she look in the mirror, she makes sure she's stressed, she's dressed appropriately, make sure that Allah is pleased with her, make sure she's covered. So when she got in the street that she covered to please the last panel after that she does that she's beautiful.
And then email me hit me black and white.
The more you grow, the more you study, the more email you have, the more you become dis attracted to some of the things of the dounia you don't like what you used to do, because something happened to you. What happened to you something is in my heart. Now something is in my mind. I have Qur'an in my mind, I have Quran in my heart, I have the love of the Prophet, I have a love of Allah, I have something in me and I'm now different, I feel different.
And I want you I want you, those of you who still like the dunya
and you don't make a distinction.
Then the man has not written in your heart. If you come here, and you come here for Juma and say, Man, let me
go back to my business. And be careful. Be careful.
make a distinction like black and white.
Yes. And believe me, the more information you have. Now you're going to treat your wife differently. Different now you have a different criterion. So brothers and sisters, a close colleague from Missouri can be opposite the disbelievers
and have the law loss upon what was given us the great model and Prophet Mohammed salatu salam in an
Coloma t yet the whole agenda all of my own man, but go to Paradise. Eliminate a day except for those who refuse. Let us not refuse. I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive us our sins
and have mercy upon us. And God has taught throughout almost nothing. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help the Muslims everywhere in every part of the globe will Muslim suffer. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala help the Muslims in Palestine? We have Allah We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help the Muslims in Afghanistan struggle today. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help the Muslims in Bosnia and Chechnya and everywhere on the globe with their Muslims, we ask Allah subhana wa they help the Muslims in Somalia? Help the Muslims in Sudan? Help the Muslims in Trinidad and Tobago, help the Muslims in America and Europe help the Muslims everywhere Allahumma salli ala Muhammad, Allah,
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