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Jumu’ah Khutbah (Online Only) – 27.11.20
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We begin with the praise of Allah azza wa jal. We praise Him. We seek His help and we ask his forgiveness. Whether Allah subhanho wa Taala guides there is no one that can miss guide him. And whoever Allah subhana wa Taala misguides there is no one that can guide him. And I bear witness that there is no god that deserves to be worshipped except Allah alone and with no partner. And I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the slave of Allah and His messenger. Or you who believe have Taqwa of Allah as he deserves for you to have Taqwa of him.
Remember that taqwa it is to protect yourself from the punishment of Allah by doing as many good deeds as you can and keeping away from as many sins as you can.
So have Taqwa of Allah as he deserves for you to have Taqwa of him, and do not die except as Muslims or mankind have Taqwa of your Lord, who created you from a single soul and created from it its meat. And from them both he created men are many men and women and have Taqwa of Allah, the One whose name you asked by and fear Allah with regard to your relatives. And indeed, Allah is always watching over you, or you believe have Taqwa of Allah and speak a word that is true. He will correct your deeds and forgive your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed achieved a great success. To continue the best speeches, the Book of Allah and the best guidance is the guidance of
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the worst of affairs in this religion on newly invented practices, things that were not done at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his companions, but they were introduced into Islam after that, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he told us that all of these newly invented practices or innovations, and all innovation is misguidance and all misguidance is in the fire.
Allah subhanho wa Taala
created life and death to test us.
Allah azzawajal told us a lady holla called Mota will hire Leah Balu welcome au come x and Amara. The one who created death and life to test you which of you are best in deeds.
This life that we live is a test from Allah subhanaw taala. Unlike every test, it is a test that has difficulties and it has bumps in the road.
Allah azza wa jal told us in the Quran, laqad Hala canal in southern Africa that
we created man in a situation where he is always struggling and suffering and working and striving with difficulty.
That is the nature
of the life that you
lead. That is the nature of what Allah subhana wa Taala decreed for you to happen to you in your life.
There are times of difficulty
there are times of struggling
and this is the nature of the tests that are loss of Hannah what Allah gave us.
And Islam gave us the perfect belief to understand why these tests happen, and to appreciate the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the tests that Allah azza wa jal gives to us.
Allah subhanho wa Taala described himself as having infinite wisdom haik mirtron ballia
infinite wisdom that Allah subhanaw taala has in everything that he decrees
when a Muslim understands what you are required to believe as a Muslim when you understand it properly. Everything you have everything that you need to be able to successfully overcome the difficulties that happened to you and the challenges that happened to you in your life. You have everything you need to be able to pass the test. Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most just Allah subhanaw taala never oppresses any of his slaves. What I have anymore a book I had, you will know does not oppress anyone. Allah has given you what you need to be able to overcome these challenges and these difficulties and from the greatest of what Allah azza wa jal has given you to be able to
overcome these difficulties and to successfully pass the tests that you go through in your life is an Emmanuel, Qatari will cover to have proper faith in our laws decree
to have proper faith in laws decree, and proper faith in laws decree is something that actually brings satisfaction
To your heart and it makes it easier for you to overcome the difficulties that happen to you in your life. Allah subhanaw taala told us in the plan man, I saw them in musi but in the evening Allah when they you mean Billa here at Ecole de la who be coolly shaking, Eileen,
whatever calamities happened to you, none of them happen except with the permission of Allah. And whoever believes in Allah, Allah will guide his heart. The meaning of this part of the ayah is whoever believes in the color of Allah, and the call God of Allah, the decree of Allah, Allah will settle their heart, Allah will make it possible for them to overcome these Maasai, these calamities and these difficulties and these problems that happen in their life, they will get over them. Not only will they get over them, but they will come out of them better than they did when they went in by the permission of Allah azza wa jal, Allah will guide their hearts to believe in the decree of
Allah subhanaw taala.
And Allah is the one who knows everything.
On top of that, we see the opposite, and will lie he from the many, many times that I have met with people who doubt their faith, or met with people who have left Islam, or met with people who have turned away from not only Islam, but away from religion, atheists and agnostics, almost every single one of them mentioned this particular issue. They don't have a proper understanding of our cultural culture. They don't really understand why is this happening to me, the believer when something happens to them that they find difficult or hard, they take the best from it. And Allah settles their heart, and Allah brings them out of it better than when they went in.
That's from the grace of Allah and from his mercy and from his guidance and from his tofik that he gives to his believing service. So what we want to address in this hookah is how, what are the basic things that we need to know in order to benefit from this in order to be from the people that Allah azza wa jal guides, they're hot, when something bad happens to them. When a calamity happens to them. They become more settled, their Eman become stronger, they become nearer to Allah. Not that they become further away from Allah. And they start to ask these questions why it is happened to me Why me? Do I deserve this? And so unlike the words we hear from the atheists, and from the
disbelievers, those people that Allah azzawajal hasn't guided their heart. So the very first thing that we need to understand to get this guidance within our heart and for this proper Eman, in what Allah has decreed, is as we said, to understand that Allah azza wa jal created this life as a test. If you are expecting this life to be Jenna, then you are going to be disappointed. And you are not going to get that guidance in your heart, you're not going to feel settled with what you have, you're going to suffer from hatred and jealousy, and all kinds of evil feelings in your heart, and you will not be you will not find tranquility, you will not find peace, because your expectation is
wrong. You expect this life to be Jenna, you expect everything to come to you ease, you expect to always be in the best of health, to always have the most wealth to always have everything go right in your life
will lie This is the way of the atheists. This is what we see from them. Because when something bad happens to them, they say How dare God make this happen to me?
I don't believe this is what we see from them. Because their expectation is that nothing should ever be difficult in this life. Whereas the expectation of the believer is that this is a life of difficulty. This is a test tests are not easy. Do you expect to go into your exam and sit in the room with a pen and paper and have the best time of your life? Or you expected this is one of the challenges of life that you have to answer these questions. That is a small test. How about the Greek test, the test which the result of it will determine whether you're from the people of Jenna, or from the people of Johanna Maria to Bella.
So when you realize the reality of life, and you realize that life is meant to be a place of tests and trials, some of those tests are through good some of those tests
through difficulties like Allah subhanaw taala told us kulu, Neff cinza, airport will note whenever it all can be shattered, he will highly fit netta what Elena told geralyn every soul will taste death. And we test you with difficult things. And we test you with good things
as a trial as an examination, to see what will you do with the good things you have been given? What will you do with the difficult things, the bad things, the problems the calamities that happened to you? What are you going to do?
This is your test and to allow you will return and you will be asked in front of a lot. What did you do when we gave you these good things? What did you do when we gave you these calamities and these difficulties?
This is the first thing you have the right expectation about why you are here. If you see this life as an exam, then you want to work hard. You want to pass the exam, you want to have the relief of receiving the book in your right hand. How omocha okey tabea in Nevada and to any malaccan Hey sabya common read my book,
I was sure that I was going to be taken to account one day.
That is a sign of the successful person, the one who Allah has guided their heart. The second thing that you need to realize is that Allah azza wa jal knows everything.
Well, law will be clearly shaped in alien, every single thing everything that has ever happened, everything that is happening right now at this moment, everywhere inside of the earth above the earth, in the heavens on the earth, Allah azza wa jal knows it.
There is no leaf that falls what matters to me water kotin illa Allah, etc. Allah azza wa jal knows it when it felt.
Allah subhanaw taala knows every atom where it is and where it's going,
and what will happen in the end. Allah knows the future of everything. Allah knows what is possible allies or gel knows what is impossible.
Allah even tells us what would happen if there was a god besides Allah. And there can never be a god besides Allah subhanaw taala Allah kaha The one who is by himself alone one, but Allah knows even what would happen if there was a god besides Allah. Allah knows that it would corrupt the earth. Allah azza wa jal tells us that it would cause each one to take what they had created and they would strive to overcome each other. So Allah azza wa jal knows everything.
And when you know that Allah knows everything, this should also settle your heart. Because whatever difficulty is going to come to you on this path, Allah azza wa jal knows it.
Allah is diligent knows it, and he should do what it should increase your reliance in Allah. Increase your dependency upon Allah, increase your neediness to Allah you're seeking help from Allah because you don't know what will happen to you tomorrow, but Allah knows what will happen to tomorrow.
You don't know what difficulties lie on your path, but Allah knows what difficulties lie ahead of you. And Allah azza wa jal knows how you need to behave to overcome those difficulties.
So when we have understood this, then we understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala wrote all of this, in a book, Allah subhanaw taala wrote all of this in a book as a lie so Joe told us Matt, I saw by musi let him fill up the RFP unfussy Camille Effie kita, demon cubberly, and Nevada Aha. In Nevada, Allah La Jolla see it
there is no calamity that happens on the earth, nor with yourselves, except that it is any book before we bring it into being. That is easy for
some people when they hear this.
It makes them confused or it makes them lost. And they start to feel like does that mean that I have no chance? Does that mean that I have no hope? No, it doesn't mean that. Allah subhanaw taala will never oppress you. Allah subhanaw taala will give you every opportunity, how many times there's a lie so Joel mentioned
Well, I know the panda hominin in Atlanta, Georgia either been acapella alone, your God. We make them taste some of the lesser punishment before the major punishment so that they may return to us.
You have a chance Allah will not oppress you. You have an opportunity, but it should make you want to work hard and it should increase your reliance in Allah. Because it should make you realize that you need Allah.
You need Allah subhanaw taala to guide you what to do. You need a lot to help you to choose what is right.
You don't know what the outcome is going to be. And Allah azzawajal knows. So if you seek the help of Allah azzawajal Allah promised that he will help you. When levena jaha to phenol, Anna Tiana who Solana those people who work hard, they strive hard for us.
And the word Jihad he is general it's not just fighting. When Latina jaha to feanor they work for us, they strive for us,
those people we will guide them,
we will guide them to our ways, Allah promised He will guide you, He will guide you through this ocean that has no shore. A lot promised to guide you and Allah promised to help you. If you seek his help. He cannot do what he can muster in you alone we worship and You alone.
We ask for help. Perhaps one of the reasons that asking for help is mentioned here is because of how much you need the help of a lot. You can't survive without a loss help. You can't survive without a loss tofield without success from Allah subhanaw taala
The third thing you recognize is that everything happens by a laws will.
But you have a will.
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for whoever of you wishes to be upright. So Allah azza wa jal, he gave you the opportunity to make a choice to be upright.
He gave you the opportunity to make a choice to do the right thing.
Allah azzawajal will judge you yo malkia Amma
in what you used to do,
in what you did, your actions, your choices, Allah azza wa jal will not take you to account
for the things that happen around you.
But Allah will take you to account for what you did and what you chose.
But you need to understand the whatever you choose, you cannot choose something unless Allah helps you unless Allah wills you to choose it.
And this should only increase you in certainty of how much you need a lot help. Because you choose something and it doesn't happen. It doesn't work out because Allah azza wa jal didn't create to happen.
Because a lot so it just didn't create to happen.
And from this is realizing that guidance and misguidance are in the hands of Allah. At the beginning of the hookah, you heard the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
Mayor de la jolla well my yo girl Farah, Haji Allah whoever Allah guides, there is no one that can misguide him.
And whether Allah misguides there is no one that can guide him. And from this is the statement of Allah azza wa jal in solitary for gerat What are King Abdullah had have Baba ecoman. Eamon was a you know houfy Kudo become worker in a cuckoo for Fufu coalition. Ola eco Homer Rashi dude, favela Mina, la he will love it. When Hakeem
Allah made eemaan beloved to you.
You didn't know what a man was. But Allah azza wa jal made you love a man and he made it beautiful to your heart, and he made you hate
disbelief and defiance and disobedience. Those are the rightly guided as a grace from align his blessing. favela mean Allahu wa nierman. So Allah azza wa jal, whatever guidance he gives you, whatever ability he gives you to make the right choice. This is my father in law. He has a widget. This is nothing but the grace of Allah is the widget into a demo home for me
homie back. If you punish them, they are Your servants to punish. They are your slaves, if you wish to punish them, they are deserving of it.
And whatever guidance Allah azzawajal gives you is from his grace and His mercy.
So Shouldn't we be grateful for it? instead of blaming and talking about why is this happening to me? Why did this happen? And how can this be? Shouldn't we be grateful that Allah azza wa jal gave us the light of Islam
and Allah azza wa jal doesn't give
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and a lot is the most wise.
So when Allah subhanho wa Taala Miss guides a person he miss guides them out of justice and wisdom. And when a law as a general guides a person,
he guides them out of His grace and he guides them out of his favor.
And when you realize that it increases you further in realizing how much you need Allah subhanaw taala and how much you need the help of Allah, you have to make the right choices. When you make the right choices. Allah subhanaw taala gives you guidance.
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Allah will give more guidance to those who are guided and those who have chosen guidance. Those who have tried their best or striving and struggling as much as they can allow will guide them
And so when you realize that and you realize that everything that happens in this universe, whether objects or actions is from the creation of Allah azza wa jal
then from this, you have brought together the basics that are Muslim needs to understand why it is that things happen
and how to get out of how to survive the calamities and the difficulties coming nearer to Allah and not going further away from him. A call on matters merrowed while still federal law how the money welcome What do you say the Muslim in I mean Coulee Dam infested fear we have fella come in who who will afford right
Alhamdulillah here are Bill alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Ruthie Raj Mehta, Lil al amin Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi H mehreen.
We've been talking
about the difficulties and the calamities that happen to people during their lives.
And how the proper belief in a loss cutter is what is needed to bring guidance to a person's heart and to bring peace to a person's heart.
Now we want to talk about something which is very important and many people struggle with.
If everything happens by the will of Allah azza wa jal
then why is it that we see calamities and difficulties and problems and suffering in the world?
And for this, my brothers and sisters in Islam we need to understand one very important point.
That there is a difference between what Allah loves and what Allah wills Allah azza wa jal only loves that which is good.
Allah is Allah gel doesn't love disbelief. Allies or gel doesn't love
people to disobey Him. Allah azza wa jal doesn't love, suffering
Allah azza wa jal
loves that which is good.
However, Allah azza wa jal decrees everything so the question then is Why does a law as though a gel decree things that he doesn't love? Why does a law decree disbelief
when he said well, I have gone
Everybody he'll cook. He is not pleased for his servants to disbelief.
And the answer to that comes back to what we mentioned at the end of the first part of the hota
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the wisdom of Allah azza wa jal and His justice.
And it comes back to what we mentioned at the beginning of the chutzpah that this life is a test.
First of all, the wisdom of Allah azza wa jal, to infinite wisdom hickmott on barely.
This wisdom dictates that not everything is the way that we would necessarily love for it to be.
The Justice of Allah azza wa jal dictates that there are going to be good times and bad times and that there are going to be good people and bad people.
And that the good people are not equal to those who are bad, and that the outcome for those people who do good is not going to be the same as the outcome for those people who do bad. That's from the justice of Allah azza wa jal or should we say that Allah azza wa jal should make the believer like the third year and the Catholic like the disbeliever I like the evildoer should they be the same? Liar stoner in the law, they're not the same in the sight of Allah. So Allah azza wa jal decrees, tests and trials for us to go through
every single one of the difficulties, every single kind of suffering, every kind of problem has an opportunity in it.
Because Allah azza wa jal does not create evil for evil sick,
a lie so it just does not create evil for the sake of it.
As a game or as a joke, that's not from the characteristics and the attributes of Allah subhanaw taala. While there every single thing that happens is there for a wisdom and a reason. And that means in every calamity, there is an opportunity for you there is a chance for you to get something good out of it.
Look at the seerah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the calamities and the difficulties that they went through. The prophet SAW I saw him and his companions radi Allahu anhu.
And when you look at them at that moment, you feel like this was a bad thing. And when you see a few years later, you see how good it was for them.
Because they took the opportunity that Allah azzawajal gave them. Yes, Allah might give you difficult times, Allah give you calamities, Allah might give you troubles. But Allah subhanho wa Taala gives you within them opportunities and chances to come back to him chances to get nearer to him chances to increase your reward chances for your sins to be forgiven.
When you recognize these opportunities, you settle in your heart. You don't feel bad, you don't start to feel that
this is a terrible thing. And there is no hope for me. But you see that this is a difficult thing.
It's a difficult thing that's why a lot called it and we'll see that it's a calamity is a difficult thing to to to survive. It's a difficult thing
for any terrorist a chance and an opportunity for you.
As for the justice of Allah azza wa jal
they listen to what Allah subhanho wa Taala told us in the Quran.
Allah azza wa jal said, well, Tara is working for Allah. Natty for carlu Yeah, later on what? What I do Katie by the IRT rabina when I caught I mean, I mean, Bella, Bella, Bella, Houma, can you food I'm in Kabul, what do I do Li man who who and who are in whom like has given
a lot. So it just tells us that if you saw in the disbelievers are put over their Hellfire and they said how we wish we could come back and we will never deny their signs of our Lord. And we will be from the believers. Rather they exposed what they used to keep secret before and if we return them back they would do the same thing again and they are the liars look at the justice of a lie so that our last panel Tyler tells us that the disbelievers that are allowed misguided even if Allah azza wa jal after he misguided them, give them the same chance again,
the same chance again.
Then those people would go back and do the same thing again. Are they they're not deserving of misguidance did Allah oppress them anything? If Allah is
So he says if I give them the opportunity again, they would do the same thing over and over again.
When a Muslim understands this, you understand that this life is a test. You understand that our loss of Hannah who were to Allah
maintains his creation in justice.
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that Allah azza wa jal, by his own testimony, and the testimony of the angels and the testimony of the people of knowledge that Allah azzawajal maintains his creation in justice.
Eliza Jen maintains his creation in justice. And you see the justice of allies though gel when he tells you yomo kiama what the outcome will be for the people who suffered, but they had the man
But they turn to Allah subhanaw taala. And you see the justice that comes from that.
And then after all of that, you've seen the wisdom of allies or gel and the justice of Allah subhanaw taala and you realize that this life is a trial, then you come down to just a few simple things that you have to remember.
Number one, that Allah azza wa jal promised you that if you work hard, and you strive hard, that our last panel to Allah will guide you, and will help you. Number two, that you recognize your need of Allah subhanaw taala. And that when difficult things happen to you, and when good things happen to you, you realize that it is a test from Allah, and a trial from Allah. And so you try to be from the people who are grateful for the good, and patient over the difficulties and the problems that happen to you. And when you do this, you eventually attain a level of contentment with what happens to you, because you know that our Rob, or rahima Rockman, the Most Merciful will never ever decree something
for you, except that this is the best opportunity for you.
A lot of job will never decree something for you except that this is the best chance for you and the best opportunity. So when things happen to you see it as an opportunity, see it as a chance to be forgiven as a chance to be nearer to Allah. And don't become full of pride and arrogance and say why is this happening to me and how could this happen to me? instead say that cod de la whoa Masha afebrile it is the decree of Allah and he does what he wants. ask Allah for his guidance. ask Allah for his help. Turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala repent to Allah azza wa jal
read the Sierra and the biographies of the people who came before you from the prophets. Allah Salatu was Salam and our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and companions radi Allahu anhu.
And you will see clearly how a Muslim should believe in the decree of Allah and how a Muslim should behave in the face of difficulties and calamities. And I just want to conclude by saying that there are many, many benefits to this. There are many benefits to this, from the benefits is that it removes jealousy and hatred from your heart and makes your heart settled. Because how can you be jealous of someone when you know that they were given the best for them and you will give them the best opportunity for you?
So take the opportunities that our last panel to Allah gave you and ask Allah for his help. Work hard, and don't be lazy. Don't turn around and say that if Allah wanted this to happen, for me would have happened. But instead say it was the decree of Allah He does what he wants.
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