Channel: Yahya Ibrahim
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la hora Sula, who Sanchez opposing all the EMA and my bad. Always we begin with the praise of Allah we send our prayers upon our w Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
We pray that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah Ming says from those who love his path and his way of life, that Allah gives us a knowledge and a practice of the Quran in a way that is
more important and relevant to us in our private life than what we seek to show each other publicly. Allahumma amin, I pray that our Lord's, our fear and our hope in the mercy of Allah, in genuine steps as we move forward in life Allahumma Amin.
Today I wanted to speak about one of the fundamentals of our faith.
And one of the great statements of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
is when a man came and asked him a question that really might have deserved a longer answer or so we may think. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam of the miracles that he was provided by Allah is something referred to as Joe me and tell him that he can gather a comprehensive topic, but address it in just a simple word that has a vast and unending meaning. And that's from the signs of the trueness of his prophethood sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a man came to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And he said to him all messenger of Allah polyfill Islam he and law as Allah and who had
a messenger of God, tell me about Islam something that I don't need to ask anyone after you anything about it. Give me something that I can use that I can benefit from something that gives me that the heart of what this faith of La ilaha illa Allah know No, and that Mohammed that you are His Messenger, give it to me in a way that is clear.
easy to understand, but at the same time practical for me to use.
The prophets I seldom turn to the men and simply said, Call Robbie Yama, the regular and be confident in saying, My Lord is Allah Rob be Allah Allah is the one who I have made my master
through messed up him, then follow what it means Subhan Allah.
see many of us we've come to accept this Islam as something that is a blood right? Now almost every one of us seated here today and hamdulillah we were born into the faith of Al Islam, we came to know a law by what our parents and our school and our teachers led us to. But it's slam is not just simply that you identify as a culture, or as a religion. It's meant to be something that shapes every aspect of your life, the easy parts of it. And in fact, more importantly, the difficult parts of adhering to the faith.
Everybody likes the easy stuff. Nobody wants to put in the hard work. Nobody wants to stay away from the things that maybe the heart desires, or the relationships that are being ones but Allah subhana wa to Allah has made it limited upon us.
has asked us to step away from it. kohlrabi Allah, as you say, My Lord isms, that Allah is not just one that you worship and you can't see and you feel that you're detached from. But Allah is the master of every decision you and I are meant to make in our day and in our lives until we return and meet him from what we eat and what we were to what we interact with others into the Hillel relationships we have and to the avoidance of that which is haraam.
In every aspect of our life, it's meant to demonstrate a submission and Islam to Allah. Sadly, at times, a lot of emphasis on Islam, Mashallah, you know, we're Muslims, it's a religion of peace, we're supposed to be really nice people. And everything in Islam is just about a flower. It's about you know, having good manners. And that's all Islam is. Islam goes far, far further than that, in the decisions we make in the decisions that we refuse to make, in how we view each and every aspect of our life, and the moments that we carry forward in our treatment of others.
called rugby Allah, acknowledge, state and be proud that Allah is the one who is my master, the one who directs my life. When we say that Allah Subhana Allah, Allah is the master, when you and I stand in prayer. What you're supposed to hold in your heart, is that it's as if you stand before a judge, as a criminal is about to be sentenced, and your head is hung low, and you're in a moment of fear as to what will happen next, will I be forgiven? Will I be sentenced? Will I be given mercy? Where will my judgment lead me further in life, and at that moment, you remind yourself that Allahu Akbar, it is a law who is greater, it is a law whose Mercy is greater, whose power is greater, and who's
affected my life and others is greater.
Allah Subhana Allah to Allah tells us in the Quran, that in the darkest hours, Allah remains with us as a rough man, as the one who is always in permanently merciful. Heat mint of us of our treatment in our relationship with Him Subhana Allah at times, you might find me in the morning as you come into school, smiley and cheerful and happy said, I want to come check it out. And I'm very easy to get along with.
And so Pamela, there's other days where I've had maybe a difficult time or news that is disturbed me, and my mood may be different, and the gentle kind person that you've always expected, maybe on that one off day, you don't find it. And that's because of my humanity and my humaneness. But man, the always ever Merciful, the one who all of the mercy we have stems from the mercy is put in our hearts towards human others. And that becomes unchanging, irrespective of what we give back towards Allah, when we should be thankful at times, we are ungrateful. If you were to look at your life today, just what you're wearing and where you're sitting and the safety that you will enjoy the
lunch, you're about to eat, after our prayers, the classes you're about to attend the car that's going to pick you up at the end of the day, the home that you're going to find secure and full of food and comfort. The news that you're able to share with others of ease and delight is not what is the norm for the majority of human beings who are walking the earth today. And as you and I sit in the comfort of this Masjid, in this masala sitting nearly 1000 of us, worshipping Allah with this freedom, there are those who are restricted from it and Allah remains a rough man for them as much as he is for us. Sadly, at times when we say Our Lord is Allah, we only want to make Allah important
when everything is good. And when everything seems Well, it's easy to be good with Allah.
But it's when there's difficulty in our life or we don't get what we want or we have been deprived from something we thought is good for us. That in the wisdom of Allah isn't that we find it difficult at times, to become the good Muslim that we need. So the prophets I sell themselves through must stop him then adhere to it. At
Here to that word of La ilaha illa Allah, that it's not just a law, who I worship when I'm in prayer, but it's a law who I worship in every aspect of my day and my night.
Even your sleep can become an act of worship as a Muslim, that if you say to yourself, I'm going to go to sleep early because I don't want to miss bajor the whole night of sleep becomes an act of worship as your intention is to rise and wake up to worship Allah. As you sit in your math class, and as you struggle with one or two of the problems, if you set your heart that I want to make something better of myself something better for my community in the future, something that my parents and I can be proud of. I want to attain a higher standing and a higher rank and to gain a higher admission to a place that will give me a Halla, Liz can an honorable job, every moment of you
concentrating with your studies, becomes an act of
some of the greatest Sahaba of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam
who lived with him for dozens of years,
where those who narrated few words from the prophets I send them an example is Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu or Mr. hubub 500 600 800 Hadeeth. And then there's others who narrated 1000s of Hadees and you say, how is it that Abu Bakr, the first person to enter into Islam just narrate under 600 Hadith from the prophets, I sell them he was with the prophets I send them everywhere I was with the prophets I send them everywhere, but then you dig a little bit deeper.
Faith and practicing Islam is not just sitting in the masjid and listening even if it is just remember the Allahu anhu it shows you what is the karma means what it means to be upright and a worshiper of Allah. He says my neighbor and I we used to share the company of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
One day, I would sit in the masjid with the Prophet the whole day learning and studying. And after the night had come in the Prophet went to his home, I would sit with my neighbor who all day was out in the field at work, he couldn't be in the masjid he esta earn enough money for his family for his for his children. He was out there working but he wanted to be with the prophets. I said to him, so at the end of the night, I would sit with him and I would tell him everything The Prophet said that day, everything that prophets I seldom did that evening. And then we will go to sleep. The next morning, I would go out to the field, and my neighbor would sit with the messenger sallallahu alayhi
wasallam until the end of the day, I would be so anticipating, I wonder what happened. I wasn't there in the masjid except for the prayer then I went back to work. I don't know exactly what occurred. I can't wait for my neighbor who I share the helmets I send them with to tell me what has happened to the prophets I send them where he says alanon work is an act of worship. Studying is an act of worship.
preparing yourself for the future my year. 12 is an act of worship.
committing yourself to a regiment of studying by day and reviewing by night and burning the candle until that late hours for these last few months before your exams is an act of worship.
That you can be rewarded for.
I pray that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah makes us from those who have an Instant Karma of heart, where it's not just that we seek to make ourselves better as each and every day goes by the prophets I send them with pray at the end of every sada Allahu Allah, Vickery O Allah assist me to remember you more, will show Crick to thank you more. We're hosting Eva netic. And to be better in my worship better in the next Salah than I was today. Your aim is to become a better person as you move forward each and every day. And each and every week in our school and beyond its gates. how delighted I was to see today. One of my former students who used to sit with your where you're sitting right now.
She used to sit where you were in this school as a student as you are and today she's a colleague, taking relief of a classroom. What a great honor Subhana Allah that those of you one day will come and share your wisdom. Share your knowledge that I will visit you in your doctor's office or
I will call your company to fix my electricity or my plumbing that I'll have the need for you as you have a need for me today. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant you success, give you energy in your hard work and make you from those who are proud to say that you know in the law Allah and follow it as a methodology of life. akuto Cali hatha Estella para la la the money welcome.
wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah salam Allahu wa sallam.
The Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam taught us the importance of hard work by demonstrating it himself. In fact, one of the songs that the Sahaba used to sing and don't be surprised by me saying that the time of the prophets I send them they used to sing human behavior allows that. And as the masjid of the prophets, I send them with being built, the Sahaba began to sing, it's a poem. And they would say, the translation of it, what companions would be of righteousness. If the Prophet was working, carrying the bricks, and we sat watching, what good would we be as his friends and companions, if the Messenger of Allah was the one who built the masjid by himself, and Subhana
Allah, you find this song and this story. And so al Bukhari with the prophets I sell them was the first person to mold the bricks to carry it on his blessing shoulder to set it in its place, to dig the ground, to remove the rocks, the prophets, I sell them with a person whose hands would get dirty in full in foraging, and in preparing what would be the greatness of our oma today. And unless you're willing to work hard, you will achieve less than what you can achieve in life. And there is no greater regret.
You can even ask this if some of your year 11 and 12 students today, there's no greater regret of a senior student than they didn't master something in their lower school years that could have benefited them in their senior years. And to my year 11 and 12. There's no greater regret you will have in your first years of university, then that you wasted a moment in a time where you could have mastered something that would make your life easier. In your university studies. There's no greater regret once you get back into work, and you find a job and build the career than to look back and say, had I had the time that I had, I would not have wasted it in the way that I did. And I pray
that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah gives you an opportunity to say la ilaha illa Allah and to follow the path of hard work. That is a consequence of that belief, Allah who may sell Islam or will muslimeen May Allah give strength and support to Islam and its believers, Allah whom the eyes and Islam and Muslim in denia or hammer wa II mean, we ask you all Allah to guide us to all that which is good. We pray that Allah protects our school, our staff and our students, that Allah Subhana Allah leads our board and our principle to that which is pleasing to Him. That Allah protects us from making decisions that are harmful and khatam. That Allah Subhana Allah to Allah opens to us the
doors of all virtue. Well salinda Huma wasallam was it robotic LSA et now, Habibi. Now whenever you know Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we're optimists.