Planting Baraka in 2022
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always in forever we begin with the praise of Allah. We send our prayers a peace upon our never you Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we testify that none is worthy of worship, but Allah azza wa jal another whenever your sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is is worshipping slave and final messenger. I continue to remind myself in you have Taqwa Allah azza wa jal, my favorite ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada puts in my heart in my actions and in my thoughts, a greater love for you and I have him a feel of him and of hope in His mercy SubhanaHu wa Tada.
We pray that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah brings to a conclusion, our 2021 year with how you know Allah subhanho wa Taala opens for us a new beginning. In the coming year tomorrow evening.
I wanted to speak in sha Allah today about planting,
planting for ourselves baraka for that
upcoming year 2022 And I thought for us to speak a little bit about the understanding that we have as Muslims about things like New Year's and things of this nature. The prophets Allah Allah Azza wa sallam in the authentic hadith He says, For our OMA, there are only two days of eat. There are two days that we celebrate the word aid for us as Muslims, is a celebration that is based on the worship of Allah. And therefore both of the days of aid for us on that return action of a magnificent act of worship. Our first day of aid is the day that commemorates the end of the month of Ramadan, and magnificent acts of worship. So ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada as a general habit that when you do good,
ended with good, so you fasted all month, prayed at night or month, given charity or month, don't let the morning of the next day come with you not continuing in the spirit of good action. The next day of aid is in the month of the ledger is in commemoration of the believers standing on the mountain of alpha. May Allah allow you and I the honor to stand in the plains of alpha in if you have not been May Allah carry you there as his guest? And for those of us who have May Allah open the door once again Allahumma Amin.
So what about other occasions of celebration? What about things where there is academic calendars, or cultural experiences that are marked by certain days in the year? For example, in Australia, there are days like Harmony Day in the month of March, there are other days that signify the beginning or the end of the year? Is it forbidden for us as Muslims to consider that these are cultural events? And the answer is no if they do not have a religious attachment to it. And for you and I as Muslims, we do not mark the beginning of the year or the end of the year with any specific act of devotion. I will not say to you, for example, tonight is the beginning of the 2020 22 Let's
all gather together for some special drop, let's come together let's do some ritual acts of worship. Let's make sure that we pray to you tonight, even though we don't didn't do it yesterday or the next day. We don't do anything specific that wasn't legislated and taught for us by our Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but is it a reality that this coming year is coming to an end that we have financial considerations, there is resolutions that you can begin and say I want to plan that in this coming year that I want to achieve these successes I want to graduate from my school, I want to attain enough savings to go to college I want I want I want and the answer is yes. Isn't it Tada.
Having clarified that, let us begin looking at how to plant seeds of Baraka in the coming year. And for you and I as Muslims we have no problem whether looking at the Gregorian calendar or our Heydrich calendar, both of them are constructed by human beings we are the ones who have organized ourselves and Allah Subhana Allah to Allah is the One who legislate in those months, particular actions and days for us. For us as Muslims our attachment to the lunar calendar is because Allah tells us in sort of the Toba in a shoe holder in the law now
that Allah is the One who was divided your year into 12 months.
There are four of those months that are
that are sacred months for you, where we do not go into excess and we are very much in a state of consecrated sacredness in our relationship with Allah. Those are counted for us by ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. But equally, there are other months in the year that are not celebrated with religious markings or religious actions that are entirely for us to enjoy the blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala in them, and therefore it wasn't in the habit of the Sahaba that at the beginning of the month of Muharram, for example, they would say, this is the beginning of the hedgerow month, the HR calendar, we're going to do something particular. But it was a time where they would come and think
and make you out to a law as is in the narration about the law hitting your mother and others. Oh Allah give us a house and a year that is better than the one that has passed the amount of ethnicity they tell us that this can be at any occasion that is not marked with a religious purpose that you can look and say, May Allah subhanaw taala give me a new year better than the year that has passed a new month better than the month that has passed
I knew July better than the DUA that has passed and we can mark our days and weeks and months in that regard in sha Allah. Baraka is a very specific word for us as Muslims. Sadly, there are some even from within our Islamic community and OMAP, who have misunderstood Baraka, they have attached baraka to individuals or to places or to objects, or two sayings that have not been given to us by the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So you will at times be astounded and surprised that a person will say, when I make dua, my god mashallah, it's a special job. My God is different to other people. If I read Quran on this bottle of zamzam and I make dua in
it, it's not like other people bottle of zamzam and they read in it, it is Asuna, to recite the Quran and to make Rukia. But if a person believes that the baraka resides in them, and it is not by the information of Allah through them via Salah law, it will sell them that this is a reality than it is considered false and boughten nobody can have self claim. Baraka is something that is only an entirely reserved to Allah, only, and entirely reserved, to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to decide who receives it, when they receive it, how they receive it, for how long it stays with them, and what effect it has for others. And the only ones who are able to communicate that information or
those who are directly informed by Allah that we accept as a channel. These are your Salam who we spoke about last week. He says as a young baby when he is speaking to his people, where God let me move out I can eat them, aqui Allah, Allah made me a source of Baraka wherever I am. The difference between us as Muslims and others who have taken off the path of submission to Allah is that we maintain that he said, did not do anything from himself.
He was not the source of Baraka, the baraka is from Allah and it worked through a So when Allah wanted so when isa Aliya Salam would make dua for the blind to see by the power of Allah they would see Allah tells us in sort of EDA,
that it is Allah who work this for Isa, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What is it to greet will ACMA
be evening, you give purity to the one blind from birth by my permission and power. Baraka therefore it is from Allah subhana wa to Allah and it is confined in certain times. One of the times of Baraka is right now, the Sahaba arowana, Allah, Allah him, they were taught by the prophets I seldom from when the Advan of when the Imam sits on the member until that Salah told us there is a time sa that is mu Baraka, it is a time of blessing especially for your work. Allah describe this in the end, the email will be at this Salah Fang cashew fill RB, what to whom in public that when the salah has finished, go back to work, seek the bounty of Allah, look, after your investments get busy with your
energy, don't sit and just bring the time away. This is a time of profit and a time where you can earn greater than you would earn in any other hour.
It's not an idle time,
not just in a financial sense, but also in a sense of heart in a sense of connection to Allah in a sense of the prophets Allah Allah you are seldom said during the day of Juma there is
a period of time
you start geography what do i do i is made in it is answered by ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada no barrier between it and Allah azza wa jal
Baraka is confined to certain times the day of alpha, the prophets Allah Azza wa sallam said Abraca dua, yo more alpha, the best job is on the day of alpha for those in those away from alpha, the last part of the night before Fajr
a time of Baraka Well, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada descends to the Heavens asking those who are turning to him with forgiveness, who is there seeking me that I can forgive them who is there asking for forgiveness that they may be forgiven? Who is requesting of me that I may grant them
any time that I've done and
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From the moment you hear that again until the a coma is called it is a time of blessing, an increase meant a time of addition.
Babel can therefore can be confined to times that month of Ramadan in its entirety from the night that it begins until the evening of its sunset. The prophets Allah Allah Azza wa sallam said, Ramadan, Atacama Ramadan, Shah homoerotic Ramadan is alive. It is a month full of blessing. You are less than 100 days away from the month of Ramadan. May Allah give us the energy and the strength and the power to arrive to it healthy to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala in a game for the Allahumma Amin
each and every time period that is mentioned to us in the sooner and in the Quran is known because Allah legislated. There are time periods, then there are objects that have Baraka.
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in between the black stone to the door of mercy. The golden door of the Kaaba is something called elemental tasm May Allah allow us to return to it Allahumma Amin animal it doesn't mean the place that you attach yourself to. And when you are alive to militarism, the sooner of the prophets I send them off the Sahaba is that they will try to put as much of their body against that section and making dua to Allah in Following the tradition of the prophets of pasta now and to be Mohamed Salah Allah Allah you ascend them that is a section of Baraka. When I lead our brothers and sisters in hajj and umrah one of the things that I will say to them is that there are only specific parts of
the cabinet that have been given this honor. Sadly, at times, you will find Muslims who will be in other parts that they are trying to take from the cloth of the cabinet, or they're trying to write on the walls of the cab on the backside where it's not busy, everybody's busy where they know they should be in a hedgerow in a root canal Yamani. These are the places itemize and the only place it's touched by the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the others as a matter of mill how far below the Allahu Anhu would say whenever he performed Hajj or Umrah Can I urge her to be salty? He would say out loud for everyone to hear Allahumma inni Nakahara he would say this even to the
Blackstone, I swear by my Lord that I know you are nothing but a piece of raw.
When you told us all Allah, Allah, Allah Radha, you will sell them and how do I not have it not being that I saw the prophets I send them your beloved Kissy, I would not kiss you. What makes it to us important is the action in the Sunnah of the prophets I send them and us following his behavior. Not that Remi thing resides in it past what Allah has legislated. Subhanahu wa Tada. There are certain areas that are deemed as mobile one of them is a place of prayer at the time of Salah. How you are the best of land is the place of the masjid and the worst of land, the lat the area that has the least Baraka is the market places where people are seeking to cheat and defraud each other and
excel in places and limit others from selling. The best of times the best of comfortable areas for a believer to find blessing from Allah is a place where others gather in the worship of Allah azza wa jal. So there are certain locations and areas that have been given a sense of baraka and blessing.
Finally, the definition of Baraka is of three important levels. Sometimes we assume that when we are asking for Baraka, which is what we do regularly, when you greeted me today and after salah, you're going to say to me As salam o alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh may the peace of Allah be upon you, may Allah's mercy be with you, and may Allah increase your blessing? You're asking for my Baraka, somebody gets married, you make the dough out of the prophets, I send them BarakAllahu May Allah put baraka for you, oh Baraka, a man up with Baraka between you what?
We're always asking for Baraka why?
Because Baraka is three important states that you and I find ourselves in, always needing Allah's help him. The first type of Baraka is that there is something that you have missing in your life.
It's non existent. So you say, Oh Allah, put Baraka in my life put Baraka in my risk. I'm finding it difficult
To make my payments to end my debt Allahumma Baddeck Linda females up to now oh Allah put Baraka in our risk. I have but it's not I need more. Yeah Allah.
The second level of Baraka is something you have, but you fear that it will be taken from you.
Allahumma barik Lyna vs Macrina we're applauding, Roku, Latina. However, they do have the prophets I send them, Oh Allah put Baraka in our hearing in our site in the strength of our body, and hamdulillah I'm young, I'm healthy, I'm strong, I'm fit. I hear well, I see Well, oh Allah put Baraka in it, don't let it slip away.
The third element of Baraka
is something you have that you do not want.
And you want to lock to remove it. Something that you have been given, that is detrimental.
That is harming you feel that you feel in a difficulty because of it. So you seek from Allah, the baraka to remove it from your life. It could be a sin that you're involved in a negative relationship. Allah Allah Hama, Baddeck Lennar, O Allah put Baraka in our home, Allah remove the Shaitaan from our path, Allah increase us, Allah has it now without and
therefore the concept of Barak has always been to increase that which is good. And to decrease that which is negative, to add to that which you don't have in that which is good, to take away from what you don't need in that which is good. And in beginning to understand that sometimes we are always assuming that Allah gives us Baraka through ease and comfort.
I want you to consider the places Allah speaks about as having Baraka in the Quran. One of them is the land of Masjid Al Aqsa, Subhan Allah, the area of luck, this vital mark this has always been the most contested, fought over land in human history.
There has always been those who are seeking to build and destroy and build and destroy one another from that land in that area. And it is a land that Allah says so behind the levee s saw the Abdi Leila Minal Masjid Al haram, in Al Masjid Al Aqsa, lovey Bao Hakuna, that I talked about, okay all around it.
And it was one of the prophets of Allah.
He entered into Jerusalem.
Allah describes this in sort of Al Baqarah a few verses after Aya to Kersey
and as he enters it this is after the destruction of the Persians of any SRP and raising Jerusalem to the ground burnt everything down destroy the whole city.
And then there was a you to enters Oh, can levy marijuana? We're here Hall we are to Arusha. Give me example of the one who entered into this village that had been made desolate had been destroyed from all of the kingdom that it was all of the beauty that it once had, or that
he held the love of God. As he looks around at the destruction, he says, How is it? Can Allah bring back the faithful to this place that they can rebuild it after this destruction? Where can the people of faith ever come back to rebuild it after it's destroyed?
The amount the hula hula,
Allah caused him to be in a state of death for 100 years.
His donkey beside him is full beside him. Nobody knew of him. And after 100 years from my Botha, Allah brings him back.
Allah can learn how long were you on a day, maybe a day? He doesn't know. fumbbl ila hematic look at your donkey. Let me look at your food look. Subhan Allah, he walks back into beta lock this and it has been rebuilt and the faithful have returned.
Knuckle macabre Rama that Ibrahim Ali Salam enters the Kaaba is no longer there. It is a land that is destroyed. He comes by the order of a law to leave his wife and his son is marine and he can Moharram you allowed me and ordered me to come to this land feed Ballard in Alighieri. These nine WT Gulmohar one in this area that has no no vegetation.
No food nothing.
But yet Allah refers to it as the land of Baraka.
Baraka is misunderstood by aka my dear brother, does not mean that Allah opens to you the doors of good for everything you desire. Baraka does not mean that you don't experience downturn and hardship. Baraka does not mean when I say you want to plant baraka for 2022 that you will have 2022 a better job a better home life, better relationship, no illness. No, I'm Masha Allah, Allah put so much baraka for me. Usually when
Allah put so much Baraka, you assume that the happiness you have is a sign of Allah. And you haven't understood that it's maybe a test and a fitna from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. In fact, Baraka in its truest sense, is that whether you are in good
or in trial and difficulty, your heart remains in rebel with Allah.
Whether you're blessed,
or you have a downturn,
your Eman, your commitment, your conviction, your love, your fear, your hope of Allah remain stable. You're from those who as the great prophets of Allah who were move Allah, Allah Azza wa sallam, nobody had more Baraka given to him, then also allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he showed the Allah Who and he says, in the final illness of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he would I would recite the last two
as Opia as a healing drop for him. Our bill fell off the nap while Tammy should be ready, and move out Okada just today, and I would hold his hand that is full of blessing, so that if I would put it on the place of his illness or where he was feeling pain, I didn't use my hand, because the hand of Rasulullah saw I seldom was a medicine, so I would use his hand while I read the Quran. Nevertheless, the order of Allah
arrived for our Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Baraka does not mean the absence of pain does not mean the absence of difficulty, it means stability in your relationship with Allah after Jesus, Dr. Lister will speak about three levels of three seeds to plant in our heart, in our behavior in our families and community that will give us our account into 2020 Whether we are raised up or held down by the color of Allah subhanahu wa Tada I ask Allah subhana wa to Allah to bless our homes to increase us in good and to protect us from the punishment of Jahannam has also gone and Habibi Mohamed in the Lahoma the ICA who you saw Lunarlon maybe yeah, you're Latina and some do Allah He was asleep.
Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam
always we are mindful of our need of Allah subhanahu wa to Allah who is without need.
And in the beginning we spoke about the importance of recognizing that Baraka stems from Allah and is limited to what Allah has legislated to remove from our hearts any attachment to anything, anyone any saying any action that is not given to us, from Allah and through is nothing new Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and one of the important things to plant in our hearts three important steps The first is to remove hope in anything in any one other than Allah.
And therefore sometimes it would sound to me even Subhan Allah even at our school, sometimes I will see some of our young students.
One young student he was wearing an amulet a necklace, a leather necklace. It was a small triangle or a small book. And inside it of course, from what we know is what is at times referred to as tau we've usually hopefully it is limited to just the words of Allah or verses from
But in many in most cases what you find is that what is inside that is a greater harm for the one who is it and the one who gives it to be worn, then the need of being protected from it. May Allah give us understanding Allahumma Amin as Muslims our attachment is never to objects that have not been given a blessing from ALLAH and a tradition that is taught to us from the NABI Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. In fact, one of the essential aspects of the puppets I sell them teaching was to remove this concept of appeal to remove this concept of having false hope in things that do not benefit and do not harm. The live the past as a young child, the prophet teaches him
simple words. He says yeah, who doesn't learn these words, for the love of God your relationship with Allah guard yourself, god you're so young, guard your iman with Allah, Allah will guard you definitely not that you will guard your relationship with Allah you will find them in before you assisting you in all your needs. That the other law is absolute, what is written for you by Allah that just fit the sort of the pens are raised and the scrolls have been lifted. Recognize that the power you have in your drop is greater than what you may assume in that which has been written or given a false hope and belief in amulets, objects and things of this nature. Anybody who puts a
stress on an object given to them that they believe this is what will heal me, this is what will make my home happy. This is what will stop the fight between my wife and I, this is what will make sure my son doesn't hurt themselves. This is what's going to increase my risk and protect me from being fired. This and this and this when know that they have strayed away from the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu I didn't
put your open your trust your last to Allah, the word Hamas is lost. You know, sometimes when I get upset as an Arabic speaker, I said hello.
Enough. Hello, is the same as a flood. It means I've had enough of trusting anyone but Allah, I've had enough of putting hope in anything but Allah, that you free yourself with ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. Number two, as a seed that you put in your heart,
dua is unstoppable. And do I is always answered, remove what you are caging yourself with and put in its place the DUA that is taught to us by the Prophet sallallahu ala us and
if you and I were to wake up in our morning, and to make mention of Allah and to make honor of Allah in the way that the Prophet taught you and I would need nothing past our own ability to be in the worship of Allah azza wa jal. I leave you with this example from Ernie, one of the great tampereen Who could have been so high above the prophets I seldom, but he preferred to stay in service of his mother. When people asked him why he makes so much
in the morning, and in the evening, he said, I want you to imagine that somebody is going out to battle. And as they are going out to face an enemy, they say, Oh, my armor is too heavy. I'm gonna be better if I take this off, I'll be lighter and quicker. I don't have I don't have the strength to do this or that. I'm gonna it takes off his armor. And as he keeps going a little bit further, he says this shield is, you know, taking my movement away, I'm going to drop my shield, I don't need it. And now as he's moving on, he has his his weapon is a sword. As he gets closer to the enemy, the soul becomes ready. So he puts it aside. And by the time he faces the enemy, he has already lost not
the enemy has gained victory, but he has bought his own defeat. And then why is he said how can you face that I do with Allah told you is in the Quran. This Shaitan in the shaytaan Allah Komodo How can you go out in your day facing him? Having dropped your armor let go of your shield dropped your sword and then London say Show Your time has defeated me today. I have fallen in this air today. My home has the shape on inspection. My arguing with my family. My income is not always valid. The problem may not be my brother, that the show you find
to blame, but along the way in your life, you have dropped the necessary tools given to you to put up a defense. And in fact, we victorious. Maintain the vicar of Allah in the mornings and in the evenings and begin with the word of Kalamata Ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad Rasulullah finally, and third
of the seeds to be planted that will increase Baraka is to know that the good and bad are both from Allah
The good and bad are both from Allah azza wa jal as I was arriving today, my children I, we were reading sort of in February, just as a revision, and as we came, we were reading the idea that Allah says what you got and I'm not an insert when I give the number to a human being. He says to himself, you know, mashallah accompany Allah has honored me, Allah has preferred me Allah has given me
way that if, when Allah gives the Abdullah Allah tests by taking away something they want.
Rugby ohana, Allah has disgraced me. Allah has forgotten me. Can you lie to Cremona your team? No, it begins with you because you did not consider the ones who were weak and the ones who were orphaned. Abdullah Al how you were Charlemagne Allah azza wa jal, good and evil are both from Allah the power is both with Allah azza wa jal, and whatever we are tested within life, no, it is but a moment and it will pass.
Every everything in life will pass. When you find yourself in the darkest, lowest part will lie ie the sun will rise in the morning will lie the sun will rise upon you, each and every day holds on it is a moment it will pass
equally when life has been made beautiful and happiness and health and wealth have been provided to you. It is also a moment and it will pass and there will be moments of your upliftment where there will be moments of your downturn. And such was the case of the prophets and messengers of Allah, Who are you and I to have objection to the Mercy of Allah in all circumstances. I pray that Allah subhana wa Tada gives us divinity in our heart that we remove attachments of other than Him from our hearts Yana. I pray that Allah subhana wa Taala puts in our heart contentment for his, for his mother in all of the circumstances in our life. And I pray that Allah subhanaw taala gives us a toe
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