Channel: Yaser Birjas
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ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma t brothers and sisters, summers coming.
really soon now some of them are officially a summer vacation for children will begin. And then we love kids sitting at home. And for many families, I know for sure, it's a source of stress, because they don't know what they're going to do with the kids spending three months perhaps of the summer. Ramadan is
one of the biggest, one of their biggest concern is what to do all these three months.
And they don't have any specific training that they're gonna have to go through in preparation for school during the summer, then most likely to spend their time at home. And many people want to spend time at home. They use the electronics or the internet as one of these menus for them just to kill time instead of spending time.
And if you ask parents, why don't you then arrange for your children to come to them?
Why don't you make their home during the summer, my extended extended experience of long term spiritual camping.
They have no excuse to visit too tired, too many kids, not activities, no problem whatsoever. Eventually, we always make these excuses Unfortunately, not to bring out
all the masjid. The Masjid is very central to every single community.
Particularly about Muslim communities.
live here, that means this is your home. This is your home, I know you're gonna spend more time in what we call your house. But this is home to you. It will not be your house. But it's the home when you need to feel safe, secure.
gonna come and socialize and interact with people and learn and give your children opportunity to grow up.
In a very healthy community. Monday brothers and sisters, now whether you have children or not, this is a very central location for you. For brothers and sisters, for men and women. Even those who shop one day they will get married. They need to have a very strong community. And this is something we all hear from people when they want to move that person they will think about is what is the message which message is the best
physical structure, they mean by the strength of the community. So they come in they see the mind and they enjoy having a very controlled and very healthy community.
And this is the thing I'm about to talk to you about
the role the message is for you and your family during the summer. When we
first arrived in Medina, he arrived in an area called Koba
and we have seen for those who went to
Medina most likely have seen
another word for this location that is
the first ever to be built in.
Even the Rasul Allah spent just two weeks about 1415 days
upon his arrival, the first thing that he intended to do
is immediately establish a place for people to congregate and to gather
even though the state was not that long
to move into the city,
people were just trying to hold up the camera.
come to order. We will support you you will have
just taking the last guy that was gonna resign because that's the place where he lives.
LA wa sallam is
physically with his own hand he participated in
when it comes to assisting and both in the house of Allah azza wa jal, it's a great honor. It's not a privilege. It's not something that you're going to take anything or return from. You're not gonna put your name on. But it's an honor to participate and honor in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala, even more so loves someone
who was helping and participating with his left hand.
He will be carrying the bricks on his shoulder and
trying to take it away from you.
Just Just rest, we will take care of that. And he will sit
until he pulls with his own hands.
Because he knew the value of having a mastery in the community.
The importance of doing that
was not just a place for
it was what the community
wanted to come and learn was to come and participate in events, even
the youth ministry, they will have their festivity in the masjid. And one of the seniors were playing with the soul and the spirit even Asha she overhears the sounds are their sort of ratio of the message.
And they were watching them as
they were enjoying the celebration of the message.
The role of the message is beyond just the five daily.
Many of us, we make our future,
particularly that way.
And you'll find in your life should be greater than just coming to do your duty, or your task as a Muslim. It should be the honor to be a member of the Muslim community those who
In the those who are
young, it means to construct and also to film is constructed from inside and outside to establish not just the physical structure, it's the inside that structure the community. Those who really build the structure of the community are lost
those who truly believe in Allah.
So that's a testimony from Allah subhana wa tada to me and you if you participated in this, this activity activity of maintaining the house of Allah subhanaw taala in building that immunity from inside as much of the data from outside as well as a testimony from Allah
subhanho wa Taala and the final day about the law
there is no establishment
or any, any beyond just a small physical structure or community without having a message without having
the first ingredient he uses. When he entered Medina.
He did not hesitate
leaving a place for the community to get together.
Home of every Muslim individual and family and even even
and building a community is what brings people together. What brought him
here he took his children discharged in the wind to the desert
way before the establishment of the city itself.
It was a
Death Valley there was nothing there are no signs of life whatsoever. What was
replaced his wife and his children.
is for my family, to my dream for my offspring and I placed them there. I made a home where we wanted
Life was complaining. And he said,
near your sacred house,
what is so I wanted what he meant.
The Sacred House was not even built.
There was nothing.
Even the structure of the cabin was the bank. It wasn't that it wasn't visible.
But he had that vision.
And he needs to establish that community. So he said, john, I'm bringing them closer to the house.
And then when the sun
son, when he became strong, and is now able to assume the responsibilities, his father was hoping the son to become a man for he came and he built the house.
at that time, when they brought him and his son was raising the foundation of the messages, the community was
no longer just two individuals living in our area, there was an entire communities,
then they build the house,
and the garden, so even if he was making a draw to
help us build a community around my children, and then he came to build the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala, as you can see, still, though, established, they needed that central place, and that is the house of the house.
And, of course, without the participation of the community, what is the meaning of
many people, they only think of the masjid as
a sign of cheating.
But that's what we thought
did all the rest of it, and just stand and roll off the birth, and just surviving life until that's not sufficient.
There is no doubt is the greatest thing you do? That's the first question.
But when you have not sufficient, you cannot maintain only one.
presence, activities, programs, and social life for the Muslim community on particularly in the society.
And many Muslims, unfortunately, now they're just bragging about the size of the message,
and how much it costs.
And there's nothing wrong with having a big community.
But what really matters the most is how big the community that is supporting this message. And this is what we'd like to achieve here in this community, to this very strong, extended Muslim communities are
coming up soon.
In America, specifically for us in living in the West, the message needs to be distinguished from the role in Muslim countries. If you've ever been to Muslim country, be mentored by attending the salon
so if you come
to me, and pray and enjoy your time, you will not be able to have access to the menu.
You can only be outside at the top. And to that extent they close themselves.
during the day, though, you're close hamdulillah here in America, you come to the masjid, it's open, you come and do return and you're supposed to anytime
you could come and enjoy the peaceful moment by himself alone. Sit down, read the Quran is just come and enjoy your garden. And
so the whole dimension is beyond justified. And I would like to share with you a few what we consider the role of the mother for us here in America number one. Number one is a shelter. And I'm saying when I say shelter, shelter, spiritual shelter for the Muslim community. And when you go home, even when you're home when you feel you think that you're safe at your own house, having so much technology and mobile technology today, the internet. You have your cell phones, smartphones and iPads and this and that.
Even your children are no longer safe in your own house.
They will be sitting in your house, in their own room under your own site, but they're living somewhere else. They have their own virtual reality.
They know that they'll be communicating with people
They don't even know who they are. If you take their friends on Facebook, they have more friends that you have in your entire lifetime.
And they're all virtual friends, some of them don't.
And you have no idea how safe they are, this is a shelter. This this when they come is supposed to be the shelter for them and for us
when you're so tired at home, because just the same routine over and over again, and you don't feel that energy when
you come here,
you need to protect to the man.
And you need to learn something new about a general practice. And that's what I mean by being a shelter.
And shelter. You're the man from all the challenges and all the fitness that surrounds us, even in our own houses. This is the household income.
This is what you come.
This is good, you enjoy being here, feeling safe,
without any number two,
this place the masjid is a place for Terbium and reproduction. And the meaning of the word test here is a purification of the heart. So you come up again, you need to have some sort of training, training as a Muslim I know for Muslims living in the most.
Many families are busy.
So you don't have time to read a book.
online, you don't need to read the news.
Few people who use the internet to watch a lecture or read a book to learn something.
This is the place where you have this moment of learning something
about the practice of specific
a place to become. And
also this is the place where you bring your children so they can learn from one another. And learn also from those who have been trained and equipped with the knowledge to help them take them to the last panel what
many people they like. And that's the point. Many people they like to bring tutors for their children at home, which is good. It's good
that we bring the tutors or children at home, so they can teach
However, however, if this is the only source of knowledge your kids are actually taking one day when they grow older and they go to college, they won't feel the urgency of coming to them.
Because they never learned that
they really never learned that this message is part of their lives. It's only an occasional ceremonial ceremony.
They only come to Friday.
And that's exactly what they carry with
them when they go
when they come on their own.
It's a ceremonial thing.
And that is the legacy that you're going to be taking.
So when I asked parents, why don't you bring your kids from high school or middle school? Why don't you bring them to
And I know when you know that your kids can do their homework quickly. If you really put that in on their schedule. So listen, you got to go to the shop means you're going to have to finish your homework early,
So we don't bring them to the masjid because they're too busy.
The summer because of the not so many activities and so on. We always have the excuse not to bring them to the method. This is a place for your kids to get attached to at a very young age. And when they grow older, they don't feel guests when they come to the method they feel at home whenever they come to this place. The third point here
This place is a location for socialize.
some activities, some programs for planning systems that have activities, activities, programs and activities. It's a location for socialize again, many
blood relatives somewhere else and in different locations.
So when we come over here, this is a place where we establish a new connection a new family.
So whether it's
an activity or even just after it was done out there.
And many, many people so many people, they they became Muslim just
Because of this beautiful gesture they see in
a moment of social life, and specifically when someone is missing, you can tell, you can check.
And you realize I need help or assistance or maybe they just you know, at least you show that for one another also
helps eliminate all these, these imagined boundaries, cultural boundaries, sometimes integration boundaries. So, when you come in and look around over here,
people all around the globe, they come to them from every walks of life, from different socio economic status and cultures and classes, they all get together, what do you do that on a regular basis, five,
regular basis Hamdulillah, automatically brings all these differences.
there is no doubt we can never, we can never
eliminate many of these people come
together. That's what happened.
And finally, this is a place where even our kids or young ones, they will have
an innocent, safe source of entertainment, they will come, they will play they will laugh, and they don't have to do anything wrong or say anything wrong, just to make you know, a big loss of just enjoy their time, they will come here and they can say and they still have a beautiful, beautiful opportunity to learn and enjoy their time with one another. This is the house of a watch.
And a lot of soldier is warriors against wasting or even destroying the role of this
who is most myth, there's no one isn't committed an admission more than those who ban or causing damage to the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the worship of Allah azza wa jal will not be continuous in this house, Allah is against being a reason for the massage in the house destroyed, what
is coming to the method, the lists are basically become completely abandoned, and left out and so on, we need to be aware, and Muslim. Every individual is responsible to maintain a healthy and strong community in your own necessity. This is a message for all of us, that this place is for all of us regardless
if you live in this area, or somewhere else, but when you come to Juma that becomes your home. So take it seriously. And come and enjoy being a strong member of a healthy and strong community I I would like to make this call to all of us that we consider this place home.
Every brother and sister and every family member, that when you come over here, I want you to feel
I want you to enjoy the moment and every single moment of being here in the presence of this community.
Just to show an example of how it can be a source of
data and also helping other people to see the beauty of this
community and it's not altogether the sort of the time of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam when a man was captured, a man was captured.
When they when they presented a prisoner of war to the Prophet sallahu wa salam the Prophet was able to recognize is that was the man
and this man was the chief of his tribe, one of the largest in the center of the Arabian Peninsula. So
so the prophets awesome. So this man the orders to be placed in the mercy didn't have prisons back then.
And then when
every time the sun comes out from from his house to the salon, he stops by
and he would ask him
what he has to say.
So then I would say
to them, one chapter one thing, which is going to kill me
and you're going to forget you will find
The most honorable ungenerous which means
And that just goes back home only the sauce.
He can do that for almost for three days, and three months
to stop by him, and it says you have to mama, man. So what I have to say.
And the models are the exact same thing, if you can, I have a strong community that will come after you for retaliation. But if your family is so generous and very honorable, I will never forget that.
So if you're doing that three days, and finally on the third day or so on, so last, when he told him that what he said, and the man he gave his answer to the,
the promises will
The man left and after some time came back again. And when he came back, he took a shout him back and then he says,
There is no God, but Allah and you are the Messenger of Allah. So the Prophet told him, You know what?
He said, I didn't want anyone
to say that I sat down with Phil, because
I didn't want to say that I get my Shahada because I was in a situation
he did pretty well.
And when he was basically
he was a prisoner of war, he was the leader of his own community. But what is so in the masjid, from the Muslim, when they come to the salon,
how they deal with each other, how they treat one another. So that diversity of themselves.
He couldn't believe that this will happen in
a society the
how strong it can really be
of individuals. He couldn't believe that
never happened, human values, it has to be. And that's what he said.
we have our our fundraiser dinner. Our fundraising dinner is for the purpose of maintaining a healthy and strong community and a shallow understanding.
This is not our time of the year. When we get together and support one another inshallah. We can socialize, we're going to have dinner together, bring the families and the children and when they want to
At the same time, we are going to have this pre commitment to keep
them strong and healthy.
I would like to invite each and every one of you to participate and come tonight to show a lot of assets for fundraising. And we expect each and every one of you to come and enjoy the opportunity. And sure
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a lot smarter than me
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