Enter Into Islam Completely
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Masjid Al Hassan – 1 Nov 2013
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at hamdulillah gives me great pleasure and what an honor to be speaking to you here in Colombo in Sri Lanka, we ask Allah subhanho wa tada as he has gathered us all year today, together us again in the company of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam agenda to fill those. My dear brothers, Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen us and guided us to this beautiful Deen of Islam.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala says about this near ama, in the in the local Islam, that the deen which Allah subhana wa tada has accepted and which he is pleased with is this Deen of Islam. And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in another place in the Quran, or may yoga who you have on Islam, Idina Vallejo Kabbalah mean that Allah subhanho wa Taala says that who ever seeks we have a one two ever desires a religion other than this religion, it will never be accepted from that person. So we thank Allah subhana wa tada for this great nirma that we are those people who say, La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah.
But just being a Muslim, and just saying that we are Muslims, is not sufficient. And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran, that he does not only want us to declare that we are Muslims, and to say the Shahada, and that is the end of our commitment, but rather Allah subhana wa Adonis is also may learn Amina sayoko Raji
ob, Allah says, Oh, you who believe those of you that have email that poses a man, those of you who believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala, and the last day, as if you can see it in front of you. This is our belief as Muslims, that we believe without any doubt in our hearts, we believe in Allah and the Last Day and the angels in the year after, and all of that which Allah subhanho wa Taala, as included us always audit us to believe in so we believe in all of that. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us and addresses us as those believers, that Oh, you who believe those of you that possess a man enter into Islam completely. Enter into Islam completely without any reservations without any
hesitation, without any excuses without any, you know, desire to want to on one day, I will practice Islam and tomorrow I'll be more lenient. How common is it in our times to hear someone say, in sha Allah, I will before my signer when I reach the age of those brothers sitting on those chairs they and how many people say that I will stop performing sign up after I marry and how many women say that off the hijab? I will wear hijab and the list is continuous. We have not entered into the deen completely. We have reservations and how can we have reservations when Allah addresses us at the beginning of the ayah Oh, you who believe if we believe in the often, if we believe that each and
every one of us sitting here that we will die and we will be held accountable for those things which we did and send in this world. Each and every one of us will enter into the deen completely. We will have known as evasions or hesitations. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is ordering us, all of us. Those who possess a man that they take hold of everything which Allah has ordered. They do as much of it as they can. In the month of Ramadan. What a beautiful sight May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us to reach the month of Ramadan again. In the month of Ramadan, you see the masjid full for every walk. You see people reciting the Quran, you see them fasting with such vigor and enthusiasm, you find
that people are giving sadaqa etc etc. So many acts of goodness. But why only in the month of Ramadan Oh slave of Allah, with the help of Ramadan is the rock of every other day of the year. Allah subhanho wa Taala is our Rob our master. And we recite this every single day Alhamdulillah Europe bellami All praise is due to the master of the world's
Everything which Allah has created you and I and we say every day many times a day that Allah is our master, and we are the slaves. So I asked you by Allah we ease our servitude over others without servitude way is our a burden. Is it only for the month of Ramadan? Is it only for the day of Juma? Is it only for special occasions? Is it only in the company of others that we say to ourselves Well, today I have to be pious because share or molana or Imam so and so is visiting. I have to come to the masjid on that particular day because there's going to be a gathering there's going to be a program and the list of these type of excuses. These type of of actions is lengthy but Allah
subhanho wa Taala is offering you and me that we enter into Islam completely. Look at what Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in another ayah
that follow pika law you may know the Hata you Hakeem O'Casey Mashallah you know that by you loads by your master Oh Mohammed, they do not believe until they make you a judge an arbitrator in those matters in which they have disputes. And once you have given your judgment, once you have given your verdict, they do not find in their hearts any issue with what you have judged. Look at how today we say that brother wailing the beard. No this is outdated. This is for the seventh century. I once was in a situation in Mena where this American brother told us I said you know it's time for site out Let's all go in before we will do. This man tells us no brothers sit. There is no need for will do
in the 21st century. No one needs to do Voodoo Voodoo was for the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam there is no need for will do now is the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. People were working in the fields. They do not have these fans in these air conditioners that we so enjoy these days. And so they needed to cleanse themselves five times a day. But in our times, we don't need this. That brother has used his intellect is mined to abrogate the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we find that this has become commonplace in the Muslim world today. We have used our desires and our minds to choose and pick which parts of the religion is suitable to me. I like this
and I like that, you know, the this is a bit extreme. Doing that's a bit extreme. So have a low we are at the stage now. We if you pray five times a day, you are an extremist. You are a terrorist. This is where we are. This is the reality of the Muslim and we're not talking about Muslims living in minorities like we in South Africa and you in Sri Lanka. No, we are talking about Muslim countries recently I was in Bangladesh. And I was shocked that this was a Muslim country. More than 90% of the people they are Muslims. But yet it is difficult to find Islam. It is difficult to find the Islam, you hear how the Muslims speak, you read the newspaper, you watch the news, and you find
that people are calling they are saying that this religion is backwards. This religion is backwards I should say this religion is taking us back to the Middle Ages. This religion is the cause of our poverty and our backwardness. But in reality, it is our not holding on to this Deen that is the cause of our backwardness is the cause of our poverty and our corruption. The fact that we are not practicing Muslims, we are not observed we have not yet become slaves of Allah in every meaning of that word is the reason why we find ourselves in this particular situation. I will give you a few examples to illustrate this point. We find that the between a my husband and his wife, I do marriage
counseling, and I sit with couples every week. And one law one law he one of the main problems in these marriages is that they do not uphold the law of Allah subhana wa tada amongst themselves. They do not fulfill that which Allah subhana wa tada has commanded them with as husbands as wives, and that the that the is the cause of most of the problems. The husband is not providing for his wife. His wife is obviously upset because of this. If he had fulfilled the command of Allah by taking care of his wife, he would have avoided this problem. The wife is discipled the husband is dissatisfied that his wife does not fulfill his intimate rights. If he had fulfill all these intimate rights,
then he would not be unhappy with that which Allah has ordered her to do. And this is yet apart. A simple example.
of how this obedience to Allah has become the reason as become the reason for our unhappiness has become the reason for our problems and our calamities. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to alleviate our problems that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us the means the ability to overcome them. And the greatest of these means is our commitment and obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala so the Hulu of his Cilmi, Kapha enter into the religion completely with no hesitation, with no restrictions. You tell yourself, I think I'll pray five times a day. But if you tell me I have to stop watching movies, I can't do that. If you tell me um, as far as the month of Ramadan sounds easy enough, but I
like to speak to the opposite sex. I like to be in the company of women. I like to flirt with women, that's a bit difficult. No, in reality, we we obey Allah subhanho wa Taala in everything that he has ordered, and we refrain we stay away from everything which he has prohibited. Someone once asked me, I was in India recently and I gave a talk about who are the only of Allah who is a one. So we discussed this particular point in detail, that a while he before anything else, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us
the only other loss of data though, that close friends, the allies have a lot of those people who tells us in a second if I levena. Armando, what can we act upon those who have EMA, unwavering belief with no doubts in their heart, and those who have ducked law, which means they do that which Allah has audit, and they stay away from what Allah has prohibited that he is a Wali of Allah. And each of us sitting here standing here, we all have the ability. We all have the capability to become the Olia of a loss of a handle with Allah, we need to perfect our faith. We need to become perfect believe is with no doubts about what Allah subhana wa tada has revealed to the Prophet Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what do we say we read this very, very frequently, very often.
they say we and we obeyed. That is what it means to be a slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala you hear and you obey, and will lie he when you submit yourself to Allah, when you become a true servant of Allah, once you have perfected servitude, then Allah subhana wa tada will be sufficient for you. Allah subhana wa tada says, Our LS Allah will be coughing, shall Allah is not sufficient for his believing slave is not sufficient for his believing slave. And the answer is, Yes, definitely. But you have to become that slave, that this Keifa on our continent, to do that for about to be more sufficient for you, you have to become a great slave of Allah, a more devoted slave of Allah
subhanho wa Taala. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala continues and says, what are the who who talathi shaitan do not follow in the footsteps of shavon one of the first mistake that she made what was it My dear brothers? What was the first thing that she thought did that caused his downfall? He refused to obey Allah subhanho wa Taala he refused to be a servant, he fused to be a slave, or StudioLive either makes you do to either a very simple, very simple commands from Allah subhanho wa Taala be a slave makes to Jude I am ordering you to make some do to Adam
about was that Bara? He refused. And he was he was watery and arrogant. And then he became of those who disbelieve will law he the first and the most serious of the footsteps of shape on is is is blatant is blatant disobedience of a loss of a hand or imagined for a moment, my dear brothers, that our Lord is you directly on the coals out to us he called out to Moosa and he says to you pray five times a day. Will you not pray five times a day? Will you say no, I refuse? Why is it that I should pray and they do not pray? Well, why each and every one of us here if Allah was to speak to us directly, why he we would come to this mercy five times a day and others
Like it, if I were to say to you directly that they use soccer, would you pay your soccer
without without a doubt you would pay your soccer. This book that we have on the shelves that these machines have memorized, that we hear in the solder every day, that day is Allah speaking to you and me directly. It is a speech of Allah. When you hear the book of Allah Allah is speaking to you directly. Allah is already knew that another person living in another country or another town is speaking to you, oh, you who believe you are the first of those we should take heed you are that believer our speaks to you every single day directly. You recite it to yourself the commands of Allah and His bro emissions. So Allah said to the police makes it simple. What is simple command?
What does it take, you just go down and put your head on the floor.
And if he had done that, things would have been very different from what they are now. But Allah says do not follow in the footsteps of SharePoint. And he's made footstep he's made one of the main things that he made mistakes in was that he refused to become a servant of Allah, a true slave, even though very surprisingly, that his entire life before this was dedicated to the service of a loss of a Hannover Watada dedicated he was a slave of a law before this. And so we ask Allah, that when Allah grants us to become steadfast when Allah grant says to become practicing observant Muslims, that Allah does not cause our hearts to go astray My dear brothers, and then Allah tells us in
movie that this Iblees this shaper is to you a clear enemy. And in another place in Nepal. Allah tells us is your enemy photography Zhu Hua dua, so take him as an enemy, do not take him as a friend. And I'll end with this and I asked you, if you hate someone, if you have immunity towards someone, if you cannot stand to see someone
that are asked you by Allah, will you follow this person in everything that they do?
Will you do as they do? And the answer to that question is no. That I will try to be as different from my enemy as possible. So if he believes he's our enemy and he is our enemy, then we will be as different to him as opposite to what he does as we possibly can. If he disobeys Allah, we will be obedient. If you seek to misguide people, we will seek to be the means of guidance for people. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us all of that in sha Allah Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us to enter into this Deen completely. May Allah make us of those who follow each and every one of these commands. May Allah make us of those who refrain from all of us prohibitionists
And may Allah subhanho wa Taala into us into gender so that we may be in the company of Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam just below playing on what's said Omar alikum warahmatu Allahi wa barakato