Jummah Khutbah 2013 04 12
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Haji Muhammad Sallallahu
Ala Moana akula. enough
money brothers and sisters, my brothers and sisters, when we ask people to rate the positive change in their lives, many people they come with excuses. Never said, but I can't do that there's something too difficult for me this is our money or not, I'm not qualified for this.
And the answer to this is how do you know
how you say I know myself, but how do you exactly know this last panel data says
the bottom and you feel lost as much as you're able, as much as you can. This is perhaps one of the most misquoted from the Quran. People don't use this to justify their laziness, or their awkward position for positive change, not the opposite. They don't take this to motivate themselves to do they take this
As much as you're able. And this is my ability, another either many people they call, and they call also the wrong reason.
That Allah Subhana Allah, Allah does not charge a soul except with that, which is capacity.
Lessons capacity, I know my capacity. The question is, how do you know that this is your capacity? If you've never tried?
How would you know that? If you've never tried to
reach your potential, reach your potential as a human being is not a secret. It's a skill.
And you equip us with the tools by which we can is that these are the skills. The rest of it is for motivation, and determination.
I have a new one, I have the exact same skills. We don't have the exact same strength in every skill that we possess. But we do have we are equipped with skills enough to help us get there on wireless skills to reach our potential underestimated just determination that you need to reach your potential. You see the idea that many people they come in I would love to talk about how can you reach your potential? How can you when I tell you to bring positive change? You don't start with excuses. Instead, you start with plans? How can we do
a lot of how
you feel as much as you're able to even the translation does not give the either to have a minimum because we miss it. Just about feeling alive.
Because fear in the Arabic language is cold, and the ISIS but Tacoma was tougher
that you place between you and the limits of our last panel. We call
on God. What does that exactly mean? means you need to make an action to take an action.
Not just fear, not to take an action to build that shield. You need to build that you need to do it.
How can you do that? without reaching your potential? How would you be able to do it unless you have been equipped with the skill to get them?
You do that means you put that you put that period of Allah subhanho wa Taala between your eyes so that you build that shield as much as you can. Some of us will shield
things can penetrate through and some of us they have a very high
it's a matter of determination how much how strong that she is want to go.
It is up to you.
It's up to you. That's why I lost out on without, immediately after the exact same I said what
And you listen to
you listen, and obey, which means don't give me excuses, just listen and feel the loss of power as much as you can. But again, how much do you how do you know this is my ability, this is my capacity, unless you first
hire them, and you give them charity.
So you listen, you make you will get it, which means you work you do it to achieve that feat of data, which will help you reach your potential because that shield as much as you can.
And those who truly are protected against the stimulus of their souls are also been successful. How can you be successful without recognizing the stinginess view of your soul? Sometimes we're stingy not necessarily by money on cash, Western divided by generosity, we're stingy by manners and the flop.
We send you by fuel the last panel, Dalai Lama
is not just about being stingy in terms of money,
time, effort, even perception of things, even with motivation, just don't be so stingy, don't look down, don't just go in to go almost with the lowest maximum potential or lowest power.
He will never
put an obligation upon us unless it is within our capacity. So whatever obligation that is,
regardless how much harder is it isn't.
But oh, determination, and how much we try to get to that potential. That's a matter of determination. That's how people of achieving these qualities and and how much we will how strong that she will be too bad Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala. Speaking about, you have to
build that wall to separate between them and the people behind the wall that says
NACA tours, Thomas,
and others must.
They sound similar except for one.
And the Arabic language as
an addition to the structure of the world, it has to get an extra me, it has to. And that's what the law says.
They were unable to, to go up, to climb up.
And they were unable to go through me to dig through, which is easier.
And that's fine, because it was, the more difficult the world was
an extra football field to live through. And the lines are two words.
Which means what the effort that you make comes in differently based on the difficulty that you're going to have to face.
So if you think that this is difficult to achieve
positive change, you're gonna have to do more alone. Have you tried that?
One, same level, the moment we face that difficulty, we
will get used to the comfort zone, when we don't really like to get out of our comfort zone to bring that positive change. How can we do this? How can I bring
you see, before we do that you have to understand or perception or purpose of life, based on how you see things around you. That's how you change your life. The first thing I would like to commend you is number one is that you start looking at your priorities in your life
priorities and what I mean by that two things, priorities in terms of the
priorities in terms of
what are your priorities in terms of the afternoon? I know many people they set a limit to the US just to cross the bridge and intelligence
successful that's a very success Indeed it is. Indeed it is a lost power.
we live in little by little was removed our from China.
That's a great success. But can you compare this to
the highest Debian agenda? So what is your file?
Is it just
To pray the five minute bridge
Mondays and tears and more so you can get
On all these, those beautiful people who live that live this life
would you be with those people are just average.
People have different priorities. And it depends on how how you see yourself depends on how you really want yourself to be.
In terms of that, you need to set your priorities, and
what exactly you want to do in this, what is just to live by like anybody else without giving any contribution. And
just an extra addition to watch like everybody else, but would you like to stand out.
And when you leave, you still have a legacy.
For me, and usually,
people when they see your children
the people they benefit from, they can listen to the reason they can benefit from it. And every time they do that, they said
that they have amazing leaders, or you're gonna be given
some sort of charity,
or a school or university.
invention for people
after you die. So what are your priorities? If you work hard, just two things, you know that the minimum, then there is room for you to expand? You can't leave your comfort zone, you can't bring positive change.
this, okay, fine, but how can I see this?
You have to sit in perspective.
keep remembering that thing that destroys all?
he says, keep reminding yourself about that? Why do you think that is? To see all those things in perspective, so that you know that this life is temporary, you know, that this is inevitable reality, sooner or later, you're going to get there, you see things in perspective that this
going to die, then you're going to use your mind wisely.
I know the culture of the media these days and social media specifically among the youth. You only live one month
that's what they keep repeating and they keep typing everywhere you go. You only live one life. Well, whether you like it or not.
Other ones that you
see things in perspective teachers have that is something else in compare that to that Timberline, there are
men who asked you always look at those who are below in terms of you know,
all those look at those who are less fortunate.
Why is that? He said What are
you looking at those who are above you in terms of doing which is unfortunately completely the opposite of this culture. This culture is not celebrity status, those who just all of a sudden they become millionaires and billionaires and they want you to be like this.
In many cases, so the Prophet says no, see things in perspective.
Otherwise, you're going to be able to listen to the last panel.
Blessings, you can't see until you miss them. But help
me when I start coughing or sneezing for some time, you realize how fortunate you are to be
as simple as cool
in your eyes, things.
So always see things in perspective, when you make your priorities right. You see things in perspective, you will be able to achieve positive changes.
Now that you know that you need to put
things in the right perspective. Okay, so what am I gonna do? You need to try to
you need to try to how do you know that he can only come unless you try
to try and get things. Some people when you ask them to stop.
They say well, I cannot fast. That's too much. Have you tried
We're getting towards the summer.
Have you tried during the winter to build up that the culture fast? Have you tried? Have you tried giving $1 a day?
giving charity a regular basis? And then eventually, easier easier? What do you see people smiling and happy as you give them charity?
Have you tried
to see how much would affect you? Would you do it once a week?
Have you ever tried to memorize an item a day,
every single day by the end of the month.
So you need to try to be able to achieve one of these things even public speaking. For many,
when you sit down, stand up in front of hundreds of people and all their eyes are on you. This is scary scene.
However, when you get when you exercise, and you try, you're going to fail the first time, the second time, the third time and eventually going to get you'll be equipped with the skills that if you sharpen those skills, you will kill them.
knowledge and knowledge.
You get notified when the Hello for appearance comes back to train, you learn to become patient, which means these are beautiful mountains. by train, that's exactly the same thing. You need to try things, you have to be practicing this until you master them to
know that this fight was a tempo.
this life, it just enjoyment is something
which means in perspective,
in perspective, when you compare this to the author of eternal life, 60 years, 50 years, 30 years years, what? It's nothing.
It's a museum.
It's nothing compared to the eternal life. So you keep things in perspective, you keep it in perspective, and you will see how much motivation you get for the author. Now, how can you reach your potential, I would love to share with you seven things from the Quran and the Sunnah of the prophet
in regard to how you can eat your biggest potential.
The first thing, which will, based on what we discussed so far, is know your position in this life, to know your position in this life, you know,
means you need to put yourself to the account before
because if you do this
means your 100 value, you will increase the good things you do and decrease the other things that you
so when you put yourself in the studio hamdulillah you know that the things that you need to quit, and the things that need to continue to you first.
Look at your life, what are the habits that you need to read?
Like to increase an ad to show love.
Number two, always be optimistic. Always be optimistic. And I just it just amazed me when I talk to people. And the moment you bring them the first challenge, they immediately start becoming defensive.
And they become they give you all these now worst case scenarios before even thinking that it's possible. So with all these, all of these possible, wrong scenario that might happen. There is still one single question, one simple question. Is there any possibility for this to happen or to become true? They will say yes. So why don't you take this as
I know, there are 10 scenarios that might go wrong. Is there any chance that might go right? The answer is yes. So why don't you make this up? be optimistic. And when I asked you when I asked you to do your part, to do your practice and the results.
What do you see? No.
No? How long did it
A bridge? Not 150 years.
How many people believe that a
handful of people that were able to it was able to put them on a ship.
Can you imagine? He was able to put them
all together on the same ship. Imagine if it was me. Are you after 10
years of printing given down,
950 years, it always had hope that they will do even when the sun was climbing the mountain trying to escape the water, the flood.
Still have some, please come on.
If you see the devil judgment is going on.
And in your hand, you have this plant, you're about to plant it in the field, you know that no one's gonna benefit from it. And
if you can put it there from the ground
before the events of the day of judgment reissue, they just do be optimistic. Just be optimistic, don't look at that immediate results that you can resolve might not be what you think of. But what is going to come next.
Number three, because of that, I want you to set your goals and make them
now that you know, your position in this one, you need to be optimistic and start setting your goals high. Now, of course, we always think of dreams and ambitions because we need to plan them right. Even when
even if you've gone too fast Mondays and Thursday, if you plan to
start doing public speaking, you almost always dreamt of standing.
Just make up your
dream about vision 123
What is it and seek the help of other people. So when you set your goals, set your goals very high. And as a result of that, you're both trying to achieve them. The following point, I want you to become a constant learner,
the first item was revealed
we are the only one there's a need for us to read.
If I have to, if I don't have to.
We don't take the word really,
really, and learn something new because it wasn't your goals high, you're gonna have to read more books, you're gonna have to read more papers, to learn more skills, you are going to have to read more and more. And next to
Be grateful to Allah,
that Allah has blessed you with the time, the time so you've been chipping that change. Allah has given me the chance now that you realize that I can change I can learn I can increase my knowledge. You need to be able
to watch to listen to things.
Who extracted you out from the wounds of your mother? No, no.
And then he says,
for Java, in what?
What has been the heart like processors, so you can reflect on what you're learning what
what you see.
So that perhaps you will be grateful to a loss. And finally a button. One important thing is that you need to embrace embrace this change. You know that change needs to come. And we mentioned on the previous four parts that if you don't, if you don't really bring that change, you don't grow.
Embrace that change, lost power dialysis was done.
Even though it might be something else you hate it, you read it. If you bring it into your life, it might produce and bring us so much higher.
people they don't want to switch jobs. They hate to sell their homes or their houses.
So many decisions in life. They eventually just held themselves back so much because they're so afraid of change where
perhaps you hate that thing. But it was so much fun for you
to hit push and you might like other things like you your comfort zone that you live in in the bubble that
Surround yourself with a circle of friends that you're always with, you might think that this is the best for you.
Otherwise, you love the weather so much given my income, not
on the long run in the long term, it might hurt you. So you need to embrace that change because Allah knows what is best for you. And how can I do that? He says
that if you truly want to bring that change into your life, you have to start to change.
And if that doesn't happen, don't expect that change to be more affordable.
Remember, that reaching your potential law is not a secret. It's just a skill.
And the law says that he equipped us with the tools by which we reach our potential
That means you determined to make that change, and how can you bring that
you have to start a last panel with us as well as
wish of guidance guided to the stressor is used on the level.
You can't just sit there.
And that changes your life. And then eventually, you're going to expect a loss.
You can't do that. I'm saying this, because again, as Muslim community, if we don't bring positive change, then it will become standard.
And you're falling behind.
Many Muslims, many Muslim,
Muslim communities, they're very comfortable with the initial status.
Change, why? Because change.
Let's keep everything as it is.
Sometimes positive change won't happen until you stop.
Why so that you're not
learning new things.
So every community needs that. And that will not happen unless you bring the ideas.
As a community, we help each other where if you have a brilliant idea,
if you have a unique skill that you think you can help will come talk to us really suggest that we would like to hear these beautiful, brilliant ideas. We need a participation every brother and sister, whatever skill that you have.
What about suggested that you have
positive change, we would like to embrace
but just don't hold yourself back saying I don't want to be responsible.
You are part of this community. And a number of
you are responsible to bring this positive change
is the message
to the homeless
that there was a witnessing whenever
I'm asked you to deliver this to everyone that you know, in this community who can have a big potential potential shout out