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Masjid Ikram at IUKL University – 26/12/2014
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brothers and sisters in Islam.
We are surrounded by problems. We are surrounded by calamities, in our personal lives, in our communities in our societies. Don't want Mohammed Salam it He will send them as experiencing a difficult time.
And the questions that people ask
me is the health of Allah subhanho wa Taala. When is the change going to come? What are our leaders doing? what God is doing. But I want to share with you today a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to show us that that change that we see
the change and we would like to see in this oma that it has to start with you and me. It has to start with us. We cannot wait for our scholars to change us. For longer, we must turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that each and every one of us as an individual can change. And if I change, perhaps my family will change. Perhaps my colleagues in class will change join the staff room, perhaps by law, the community might change. And if everyone is committed to changing, then perhaps we will see the change. Perhaps a loss of Hannah Montana will change our situation. What is disability is the
He tells us that he wants a man before you
enter from the nations before you and this man had killed 99 people
99 souls he had.
I want you to imagine
that this person had killed 99 men, women and children.
The problem is
it's a general term. You kill all of these people.
And then one day he felt remorse. He felt guilty which means that before he felt absolutely nothing
He killed these people with impunity. He didn't.
He didn't feel anything when he did it. And so sometimes we don't like that. we disobey Allah subhana wa Tada. And we feel absolutely nothing. We must function in the morning. And we wake up at 730 with a southern solution. And we feel no regrets and no remorse.
We cheat other Muslims, we steal. We know our gaze. And we feel absolutely nothing.
And so we've lost with this man that he had.
And he felt nothing. He was nobody was there was no Sato. There was no conscious. He didn't think about this. He wasn't played by this. He wouldn't wake up at night in a in a cold sweat thinking spatola I feel so many people did not want that.
And we lost the loss of our data, then it makes our sins bother us may lead us back to a loss for Hannah Montana, when we wake up down and realize at this moment, that we have to turn back to Allah subhana wa Taala. And so we want you to miss man, off the killing 99 people, he said that I want to change. I want to be different. So he went out looking for how he made the change. He wanted to repent. He wanted to ask Allah subhana wa tada to forgive him.
So he asked the people who is the most knowledgeable person
in this community.
And everyone pointed to a monk, a righteous and pious person, a person who was engaged in Elijah.
And he went to this person and he said,
Hadley, when Toba is the Toba, for me, will forgive me,
because I've killed 99 people.
Do you think that Allah subhana wa tada might forgive me?
When we look at the pious amongst us, and the righteous, we feel that that righteousness and that piety has been motivated by knowledge, has been motivated by a deep understanding of the religion. But we must be careful.
Because when this man asked one of
this is a righteous pious person, a person that is suppose and we assume that this person knows a loss of a high level of Ireland. He knows his forgiveness, he knows his life
and his mercy. But yet this person, despite his piety, despite his righteousness, what did we find? We find that he said in the negative, Allah will never forgive you. How could although forgive you, you've killed 99 people.
If you told me that you had, you know, you had committed Zina, perhaps all my debt forgiven you. If you told me that you used to be a thief and a highway robber, perhaps, but you have committed one of the worst sins is Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us
that if someone kills one innocent person, it is as if that person has killed the entire
creation with humanity. If you've killed 99 people, no, there is no Toba for you. So here we see an example by your brothers and sisters, that we our piety has to be motivated by knowledge, our piety, our righteousness, our commitment to Allah subhanho wa Taala cannot be based on ignorance, because we do not want to be like the Christians. Just yesterday, the Christian celebrated the birthday of Jesus or Isa and he set up
and they know and we know that he
was not born on the 25th of December.
So they have created an entire festival. They have been created entirely rituals in ignorance, which Allah subhanho wa Taala has sent out no knowledge and no evidence for but they have created it anyway. So you and I, we must be careful that when we worship Allah subhanho wa Taala it is done with knowledge, it is done in a manner which is pleasing to Allah subhana wa Tada. Not the way that
We want it or the way that we have inherited it from our parents. But you and I, we will not be questioned about our grandfathers and grandmothers, we will not be questioned about our culture, we will be questioned about our knowledge, what we have of knowledge of this religion, and how we have practiced it. And so we must commit ourselves to learning the need or the loss of a high level of data, striving to understand it, and to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala in the manner which has been prescribed by the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Let me stop here and talk about another beautiful Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Three men came to the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and said, What is he do? What is he doing his home? So they were told that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam does that and he does this, when he is not in the masjid, and when he's not with his companions, so when the men heard, what the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had to say, the first man said, As for myself,
I will say the entire night, I will spend the entire night in all those worship Inside Out in the huddle didn t I will lay and I will not sleep, I won't sleep at all. The second man he said, As for myself, I will force continuously, I will not break my costs now. I will not break my cost. I'll fast and fast and fast every day.
And the third is
that I will not marry, I will not marry women. Look at these three men. If you look at the intention, while logging is a beautiful intention. Are they engaging in gambling, in fornication in stealing? No. They are engaging and they want to engage in the worship of Allah and Elijah.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam comes back, he comes home, and his wives tell him about these men and the questions and what they were told and what they said.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam became enemy. And we know that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would only become MD with the boundaries of Allah subhanho wa Taala with the limits of a law being violated. So what did he do? He left his apartment? He came to the lip balm. He praised the loss of a hyena who was and he said
una casa de la causa, what is wrong with these people who say this and that, and he repeated what these three men had to say, look at the other of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he doesn't mention them by name, even though he could. And so we learned an important lesson here, that we do not expose the faults of our brothers and sisters, especially in public. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not pleased with what they said. He said that I am the most pious and the most righteous of all of you. There is no one in this oma that has more taqwa of Allah than the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he made it very clear to them on that day. No one is more
pious than me. No one is more righteous than me. But I sleep and I play
and I fast and I break my fast and I marry women. Furman Rothenberg assume that he Felisa indeed so who ever turns his back on my son is not from me. piety, righteousness, must be defined as it was defined by the actions and the statements of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam not what we feel is piety, or what we feel is righteousness.
this man asked him what Allah forgive me. And he said, No.
And then this man took out his sword, and he killed the monk as well.
And now he has killed 100 people,
perhaps out of anger, perhaps out of frustration, but he killed a month. Now he has killed 100 people.
But still, he's playing by the weight of his sins. He is plagued by the gravity of what he has done. And even though he has just killed another person, off the one thing to repent, he still wants to defend what do we learn here? that we might commit a sin. We might ask the Lord to forgive us. We might ask we might turn to Allah. Some
CLE but that does not guarantee that we won't fall into the city again.
He says to the people again, who is the most knowledgeable person in this community? Who knows? Who can I ask? And so it must be with me and you, when we have questions about religion, we must go to the most knowledgeable, the most righteous people in our community. We should not go to Chef jujin.com I'm sure you're all familiar with this chef is a great chef. We don't know where he studied. I think he studied in America.
But just Juju ko has no piety. He has no taqwa. He might give us information. But he does not give us information which he has taken from his teachers. And it goes back to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. It is not knowledge that he or those people that have built this website, that they got this, and so it must be taken from the most knowledgeable and the most righteous of those are never those teachers in our communities it Who is the most knowledgeable in this community, and then they directed him to a scholar, an island,
someone who has knowledge of the Book of Allah, someone who is connected with Allah subhanho wa Taala, not only because of his title, but also because his knowledge causes him to act upon it. May Allah make us of those people will love.
So he goes to the island and he says Haile Toba
is the repentance for me, will Allah forgive me?
And the island says Yes.
What will prevent you
and what will stop you from the mercy of the forgiveness and the Toba of Allah subhana wa Tada. Now that
those are the words of those are the words of someone who knows a loss of a high level of data and who knows the religion because Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
de la dee da, da for Ana.
say, oh, Hamlet, to my slaves who have robbed themselves and have transgress the boundaries of a loss of a Hannah what Allah say to them, la taco de la do not despair of the mercy of Allah, in the love of young Pharaoh.
Allah forgives all sins, murder, yes, fornication, stealing fraud. Yes, and the list goes on. Allah will even forgive the person who has committed chick was associated partners with Allah if that person turns back to Allah sincerely, Allah will forgive even that.
So you say but these a condition
if you want to change your situation, if we want to change our lives, if we want to turn back to Allah subhanahu wa Tada. If we want to become better Muslims, as individuals, we want to see a bigger society. Some sort of physical change needs to take place, not not a dream, not merely a whims and fancies, or hopes and aspirations. No, you actually have to do something. If you are worried about the state of your sight, and the fact that you are not in this machine five times a day, it is not going to happen by us laying on our beds, and saying Subhanallah I wish I could go to the budget five times a day. I wish I could be a better person. I wish I wasn't so you know,
passivity, and so sinful. So he told this man,
I can see that you are sincere. And there's nothing that will prevent you from the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But what you must do is that you must leave this village, you must leave this town. You cannot stay here. Why? Because the people of this village are called was su is a people of evil, a people of transgressing. And as long as you remain in this community, you will be pulled back into that.
When I first graduated, I went back to Cape Town, South Africa, my hometown
and my cousin was running a drug rehabilitation center. And he said to me, Cory,
can you come and help me with these
Boys in with these men?
Can you spend time with him? Remind them teaching him again, because most of them are Muslims. May Allah protect our youth. Most of them are Muslims.
So I would go, and I would speak to them. And voila, you miss Heidi was one of those things that I shared with them. It is not enough that you stay away from drugs or from sins in general. But that you must stay away from everything that reminds you of that life. Everything that calls you back to it, because imagine these boys, they go back to the communities. They have been cleaned for two months, they have not touched drugs.
But then they find the old friend sitting on the streets. And they say to them, why don't you come and smoke with us? Why did you come at us with us?
It's okay, you even if you use once, you'll be okay. You won't you won't relapse? How difficult? Will it be so difficult? I've seen this with two years working there. How difficult it is for those boys and those men to stay away to not relapse and become drug addicts. Again.
The advice that this island gives this person this murderer and tells him You have to leave this place. Now that what does it mean for us? Does it need but we must leave Malaysia, we must leave South Africa. It means that the first that you must Park company with everyone that takes you away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. When I first started practicing, I finished high school. And I started going to the masjid and growing by VA or LP that, you know, just a few hairs over here and over there.
And I would walk to the machine and my friends would call to me and they would say, Hey, we are you going? I would say I'm going to the machine. And they would say to you are you pious now? Are you righteous? Like do you think and this is this hurt me the most? They said do you think you are better than us now?
Do you think that you are better than us? And will lie that's not easy? Because these are my childhood failures.
And so it was with my family as well.
My relatives would say you know, ugly your beard looks? Why do we adobo every day? Why do you go to the masjid? I would fast on Mondays and Thursdays and they would say to me? You're getting very thin, you're looking scrawny. And then it was no support. How can you be amongst people? I'm not talking about becoming extreme in the religion. No. I'm talking about doing the bare minimum praying five times a day. Well, like we are living at the time. We do pray five times a day. Yeah, that's a one. He's from the only Obama was he plays five times a day by Allah guide us and our communities to see that. If we only take hold of what Allah has made compulsory, we will be successful. What is the
what is a loss as
well about a third of a yachtie vishay in a haka lamb mafara to who and a, that my slave does not conclusive to me by something more beloved to me than what I have made compulsory upon that slave to pray five times a day.
Allah is more beloved one law he I swear by a law based on this idea that it is more of another law that you perform, you'll sign up five times a day that you before the hour late, and sometimes you miss your financial setup, which has happened to many people, they spent the night MPR will lay they fall asleep before the federal and they miss budget, it would have been more beloved to Allah, if you had woken up and paid on time in general, for you to have spent the entire night in tahajjud what do we call this we call this priorities starting with what is more beloved to Allah and then progressing and doing more well Agata still
you have to leave this place and you have to go to another town with the people are righteous with the people do good deeds and if you go there in sha Allah, you will become a better person. Your Toba will be accepted and you will change your life but one guy he will not be able to change your life. If you remain where you are with it is mentally or physically.
You will not be able to change anything in your life. If you continue to want to do the same thing in the same way. We must be willing to make a change. He didn't say but this is my towel.
have friends and family. I have a business here. How you expect me to just leave no, if you are sincere melodrama sincerity, but if we are sincere, we will be willing to make any change so that we become better, that we become better Muslims than we our communities become better. It has to start with a true intention with firm resolve. And so the man said that, yes, I will do this. And he said out on a journey towards that other town.
On the way he passes away and he dies.
He didn't reach his destination.
He didn't get to where he wanted to be. So two groups of angels the same angels of mercy, and angels of punishment and other and they argue between each other, who is made to take the soul of this man.
Technically, has he reached the towel?
Has he made Toba as he started to do acts of a burqa? No, he hasn't.
So they argued, and then Allah sent down an angel in the form of a man to act as an arbitrator and a judge between these two groups of angels.
And although instructed this angel to tell them that they should measure which town he is closest to, if he's closest to the town of the criminals, and the majority mood, then the angels have either should take his soul. And if he's closer, and if he's closer to the town of the righteous, then the angels of mercy should take his soul.
And so they measured
this is the most beautiful part of the hydrophobia.
Allah subhanho wa Taala calls the town that he was going to, to come closer, and the town that he was running away from, to move away, so that when the angels measured, he was closer to the town that he was going through. And so the angels of mercy took his soul.
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Did he pray? No. Did he force do? Did he perform 100 armor and give charity he did none of these things. But Allah grounded in a karma, this beautiful medical, even though he had not yet reached his destination, what will allow you You and me if we actually reach out destination? What will you grant us in our lives in this dunya and in Europe, if we make an intention, and we actually get to act upon it, Oh Allah, I would love to pray five times a day. I have neglected my Salah for years of Allah take me back to my sign up. God me to be in the vicinity five times a day to pray, to pray my son. Imagine you actually started coming to the masjid. If that's your sincere intention and look at
what Allah grants this man because of his sincere resolve any tension. But imagine what Allah will give you if you started to act upon that attention. So so many things greater than that
will not yield loss of a hand or die that will change our situation. But it cannot be through why you're complaining. Oh the situation is bad. This is happening to the Muslims here.
But when we come to the budget in the morning to this machine or any machine in the world, we have five people playing here. Maybe too soft if we are fortunate on that day. And that is the reality of the oma we must stop complaining. My dear brothers and sisters, we must stop whining about our situation led us to gauge Allah make their intention. That firm have that firm resolve that we will be better and then we will actually act upon that intention. You will see me here in the masjid fossa. Say that to yourself. You will see the event for a show. You will see me staying away from what Allah has made hot on and prohibited. You will see me becoming a bigger person in my love. I
won't change myself and I will invite others to change as well. That is we need to be I look at all of your faces and I see that you have so many
And you know that the situation in your countries is as I have described,
make the intention that you will be awake to our I should say that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes you the cause of change in your country, within Malaysia or South Africa, or any of the countries that you come from. Let us start with ourselves, like this man decided that he was going to change.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala granted him something amazing, even though he had not done much, but we all have the potential, your professors, students here, your teachers, you all have the potential to do so much more. And we only have to turn back to Allah subhanho wa Taala and beg him and ask him, that he makes us realize that potential that Allah subhanho wa Taala grants us beneficial knowledge that I just actions, changes our personalities for the better our character. So we can be instruments of the change that we would like to see in this own mind in this world. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us that And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us to gather up the shade on
the day of the other on a day in which they will be no shade but he is barakallahu li walakum wa Denali whenever any way you're gonna be mad at him, and it was a great Hakeem appunto matters my own worst of
what he said you didn't muslimeen me call the Robin foster Pharaoh who inaho who will
wa Salatu was salam, ala Afghani Muslim fania Mohammed, why the LED was a meeting woman. But your brothers and sisters as we know,
the Muslims in East Malaysia have suffered through a devastating flood. The Muslims in Sri Lanka, the Muslims in Syria, the Muslims in Egypt and Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, I would like if I was to continue, we will not be mentioned every single country where the Muslims have a population. Just last night, a machine in Sweden was petrol bond. A few days ago, there was an anti Islam rally in Germany.
And this is what we are facing this is the reality wars, famine, floods. But well lucky these atis from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
They are case from Allah, to see who of us is truthful. And who is amongst the liars. May Allah make us of the truthful, maybe make us of the soybean baby grant us patience, and resolve and forbearance and perseverance, because it is so easy to give up when everything has surrounded you when you feel overwhelmed. I can't do this anymore, we say
but what my he, Allah subhanho data says and so to bacala after telling us the different ways in which he will discuss and that we will discuss what she saw beauty, give glad tidings to those who are going to be patient. Why? Because the victory over the loss of Ohio Tyler Welcome musallam he said,
He's there at the sea, and the army of Iran is behind him. And the people behind him are saying they are panicking. They feel that they will be massacred.
What does he say? Allah is with me, my Lord is with me, He will guide me. And then Allah commands him to hit the ocean and it opens
you do you feel that you are in a situation of suicide, by the way slot in that you our situation is not the same? Are we not behind us? Do we not have all of these problems? Do we not have our enemies? Do we not have natural disasters? Do we not have personal problems, and they are all behind us causing us to become you don't want to panic. But we use that physical biller. We is that reliance upon the loss of data and the trust because well like if you are sincere, Allah will open up the way for you and you will escape from all of these problems from all of these difficulties in your life. Turn back to Allah subhanho wa Taala say that Allah is with you and He will guide you to
Allah and ask Allah to guide you and we will be guided in sha Allah, the victory will not
I promise you is here. We just have to be certain and have certainty and we have to trust Allah subhanho wa Taala. But look at Masada has set out
there was no disobedience there was no setting. There was no turning away from Allah but rather it was the turning towards Allah subhana wa tada and that is when the victory came.
And if we do the say, Allah will save us like you save the Brahim and you lose and Moosa and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is the reality of this life. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala this day of Joomla that he brings us back to him, that he places in our heart certainty and reliance and tawakkol and yahi at the loss of a hydrometer that shows us the way to solve these problems. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala.
that the Muslims that are suffering in any part of the world, may Allah relieve their suffering. May Allah subhanho wa Taala glory victory over the enemies and our enemies. May Allah subhanho wa Taala feed the hungry, may be pure this sick of Allah subhanho wa Taala to take them from every calamity and every difficulty.
Remember that on this day of tomorrow, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam encouraged us to increase the solder was upon him at the bislett Allah is to say Allahu wa suddenly it will have made it wider it will have many cameras on later Allah Ibrahim
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Grant has the best of this life and they often grant us beneficial knowledge and righteous actions. Grant astok law yaqeen certainty, grant us all of these amazing qualities the qualities of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a will not show us where the truth is and give us a provide fast way to it and show us what falsehood is and protect us from it. Vertical lovely wonderful for the bride and how the whatever anyway Jacobi by female medical Hatim Hakuna Matata smartone was the federal law at wondercon. What do you say I mean, I mean Columbian festival Bureau in Davao