Channel: Yaser Birjas
This Jumuah talk was given at the Valley Ranch Islamic Center on May 19, 2017.
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These days we see a lot of people Mashallah celebrating the graduation of their children, the graduation of the loved ones, from school, from college from different levels, you will see a lot of invitations very soon, you'll be invited for dinners for banquet halls to celebrate the graduation of someone's child, someone's sister, someone's spouse, someone that is beloved to them. And they have all the right they have all the bragging rights to celebrate the success and the achievements of their children. May Allah subhana wa tada bless them
and make that success doubled in the ASHRAE Allah, we see the concept of celebration and graduation is ingrained in the heart and the mind of human beings. We love to celebrate achievement, no doubt about it. And that's why even in our culture nowadays, they celebrate even the graduation of children from one grade to the other one. This would have been even graduation from kindergarten. What are the achievers? Mr. scribbles? Both still would like to recognize we would like to recognize this achievement for them. And as they finish Elementary, they go to middle school, we celebrate that as one. And then we know that when they pass middle school, they go to high school, we also
celebrate that because now they're almost there. Like they have the rite of passage to be adults. So they go to college, and we celebrate that as one we celebrate when they memorize the Quran, and we just had hamdulillah had a celebration last weekend for the her father of our community Mashallah malibus some of the families are
1617 Halfords came from this magic, Mashallah.
And this is a great thing to celebrate no doubt about it. So how are the constants celebration, because we always put benchmarks in our lives. So we could recognize, and we move from one level to the other one, that in itself, is the concept of life. Life is all about testing, benchmarks, achievements, from one level to the other one, until you go to the real graduation ceremony. And that is Jenna. That's in the alpha
male army commander graduates of alpha men, those who graduate digital for docile Allah. You see, as people celebrate in this culture here, they celebrate everything. And it will you just go for especially for children, they bring the report card to their parents, their loved ones, and they give a certificate that you just go and you post on the wall. And sometimes some of these celebrations, I'm not really sure, if people deserve to be awarded for something that they had to do like one of the things that surprised me all the time. When my kids they bring home an award the certificate they've been they've been awarded certificates for perfect attendance. And I'm like,
that's good. That handler they have perfect attendance but we have to celebrate that. I mean, they have to do it.
That's a must. But we still consider this an achievement. That perfect attendance is the same thing that we can all be celebrating in the
five daily prayers. Do you have a perfect attendance for this? Ramadan is coming 39 days, 30 days per year? How many years Allahu Allah? Do you have perfect attendance for this? Every single EBITDA an obligation is part of your benchmarks as part of your test so that you meet your lots of Hana hautala and brag about your graduation.
You see when it comes to this life is a test. Allah subhanho wa Taala says Alif laam Meem hassy Vanessa utako yaku Amanda homelife done, work
for Allah Allah Allah. Allah Allah Mundo Caribbean Alif Lam Meem hace Vanessa utako Kuru Amanda, do people think that they will be left to say we believe and they're not going to be tried and tested? Is that what you think that you just gonna go and say I believe and then what? Then prove it.
If you say that you believe then prove it. Allah says do you think that they were going to let them
Say we believe and they're not going to be tried or tested. What
Allah subhanho wa Taala says those who were before you were tested.
Just like those who before they were tested, you will be tested as well. And Allah subhanho wa Taala shall show you that you will recognize those who are truthful, and those who not.
A man came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one day and he said Kalia Rasulullah polyfill Islam, Allah Allah, Allah hadn't
hadn't badak Tell me something about Islam, tell me something, some something about Islam, that I don't have to ask anyone after you. Like summarize that's the point. summarize the meaning of Islam to me. rasulillah so the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam told him he says, cool man to beloved Mister, can
you say I believe and then prove it?
As simple as that.
You Muslim, then prove it.
If you're a Muslim, you submit yourself to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. How much of that evidence can you bring to report cards? How much of that can you bring to the ACA? What do
you know, this is how long this is impermissible? So why do you validate the rules of Allah subhanho wa Taala? You know, this is an obligation, why aren't you performing that obligation? You know, being kind to people is an obligation upon you to your parents, to children to your spouse, and why aren't we bringing the real evidences
on these report cards. And that is a very profound statement when the Prophet salla son told him, I meant to be Latin, most of them say I believe and then remain steadfast, which means prove it. Keep an upright character. That's what it means. So being a Muslim is not something that you just profess and say, you know, by words, it is something you're gonna have to you're going to have to show through actions.
And since life is all about tests, you're going to be tested every now and then you shall be tested. In every in every moment of your life, you shall be tested Subhanallah some of these tests are great. Some of them are very simple. They just like when you go to school, your teacher sometimes quizzes you with something so simple and easy. And sometimes you have an exam, a serious exam.
When it comes to the grading system with Allah subhanho wa tada Allah is the most generous, Allah is the most generous subhanho wa Taala. If you made a mistake, guess what? You will given an opportunity after opportunity after opportunity to fix it.
You will be given multiple chances to fix it. And if you don't, you will still be recorded as one mistake. And the Hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that when a person doesn't mistake most persons makes a mistake commits a sin. The angel as the angel is about to register that sin just about to be documented and recorded in the records of this individual that he or she committed a sin. The other angel says wait,
wait, en todo la lo Anuradha, wait, perhaps he might repent.
He might fix it. So the angel will wait as long as possible to give that person a chance to fix it, to deal with it to rectify the situation manga remedy to this problem. If this if he did or she did, that's it will be erased, it wouldn't even be registered.
But if this person insists and continues, then it will be registered still. Out of the grace of Allah subhana wa Taala and the mercy of Allah azza wa jal will be registered as one say one sin.
As for the good deeds, Subhana Allah you deal with the most generous, Allah subhanho wa Taala promised you for every Hasina, you will get 10 times more every good deed you will get 10 minutes for that, not just that, it will double up to also multiply to 100. up to 700 will allow you to live with the media and Allah subhanho wa Taala will multiply to whomever he was without measure.
Which means the little good deeds that you do can make big difference with Allah subhanho wa Taala. When it comes to the reward system, it's not it's not you know, one plus one equals two. No, it's the quality of what you do. The quality of what you do. Doesn't have to be something greater, something big, can be something so little, but still very rewarding. And that's why when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he was instructing us saying you know what good deeds can benefit the person. He was asked Yasser Allah, Allah Allah, Allah, what is the most good, the good deeds most beloved to Allah azza wa jal, people are expecting an answer from the prophets Allah sent to say, to
pray all night too fast all days and all the big things that's what we consider our mind and our heart as a big sacrifice that deserves grace.
reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala some of us might think of doing reward that means you dedicate all your life to worship devotion worship, the prophet Allah Sam says, Have Bula malita Allah the Most Beloved good deeds to Allah, the most consistent even if it was little,
the most consistent, even if it was something little. So it's not about how much it's where it's coming from. Is it coming from the heart?
Is it coming from the heart? You know, the professor lesson said no, Madonna is very coming very soon that some people will be fasting Walesa humans yummy latesh.
Someone will fast all day. And at the end of the day, they will get absolutely nothing other than just being starving and thirsty.
Another person will be standing every single night to have good night prayers every single night. And he will she will get nothing out of this other than just being tired and fatigued.
What does that exactly mean? Maybe they haven't done it for the right intention. That's part of the test.
This doesn't mean that you have to be they have to be tested with with loss of life and loss of you know of wealth and loss of that doesn't have to be the test. The tests can be in doing and doing and doing and not achieving.
Now that is a disaster.
People keep doing and doing and delegate, nothing is registered.
So when you do when you get yourself busy doing doesn't mean you're achieving.
When it comes to achievements, we're looking for the quality over here. And that's where the real test that's when you pass the test the right way. You see some people that think also when it comes to testing again, it has to be something instead of devotion acts like individual devotion, how about your interpersonal communication and relations with people now that is part of the test as one How do you deal with the with people around you, your loved ones, your family, your spouse, your children? How do you deal with each other? How do you deal with your siblings Ramadan is coming a lot of solitaire or ham is required from you, you know, maintain the ties of kinship in the month of
Ramadan inviting one another visiting you know houses and being with family members and loved ones of halloweenie that how much of this we maintain throughout the year. You see a lot of us they accommodate a lot of rewards through it but that has to be handled quarter Satish of the Quran and so on, which is all beautiful mela sapan exit from all over your enemy. But if that doesn't come with sound connection and communication with people and relations with people, you put all that graduate in jeopardy,
all of that in jeopardy. How is that a sort of law his sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to the Sahaba de la parlato mouthless do you know who's the mufflers Do you know who the bankrupt
officers have are the long term the immediate jump into the answer and they said hello and muffler Safina melodrama. Hola, denarius Rola. So jasola bankrupt is obviously the one who doesn't have money doesn't have gold or silver. Now look how the professor's name is changing the way they think about things like paradigm shift. He says no, no, no, that's easy. But if you call this bankruptcy, that's the easy one.
He said the real bankruptcy. The real bankruptcy is a person who comes in a day of judgment with with a man casualty hammer. They bring good deeds, the size of the mountain of the hammer.
I don't know how many of you have been to hydrometer. But if you've been to Haji Rama, and you go south from Mecca, heading towards Yemen, all these mountains that come on your right side towards the west, is called the mountainous tehama. huge mountain range goes all the way down to the south in Yemen.
Like basically saying they bring mountains of good deeds. However, I mean, these mountains good is there sufficient to get the person into gentlemen into paradise. But the prophet SAW Some said all these good deeds, they come attached. They can attach to other things liabilities. He says, Well, I can this person comes in that de Vaca Shahada, wah, wah columella hana, but he cursed this person, he caught this person he heard this person he took from this person. Now what was the purpose of them is counting in this hadith. This is the interaction between people.
The interaction between people, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was counting basically for the people to make sure that don't bring your goodies with a lot of liabilities in regards to how you treat other people.
Personal Hello, being with good manners with other people, it's a great test.
Not so many people will open attention to that. And that's why it bothers me when a lot of people's have holiday come and ask about the hedgetrimmer Leyland, this all these beautiful, beautiful ibadat and I know I know that they have so many issues with their own fellow community members and family members and even loved ones. That hurts. You're so focused on this. But you know you're hurting your son you're hurting your daughter. You hurt you
You your daughter in law, your mother in law, you hated everybody around you. And that's not right. That is part of the test.
And as we see that the test will continue on this will continue until we meet our loads of anahola. Donna. Ramadan is coming very soon. It's coming very soon vanilla terracotta Allah and every single day is not just one test, tons of tests. You know, because Ramadan, you're constantly in a state of worship. You constantly sort of worship even if you speak nothing. As long as you're fasting, during the day, your good deeds are counting for you.
The more you do, the more you get. So but just just the fact that you're fasting That in itself, it counts your rewards for you. So a lot of reward, then
there'll be a lot of tests, the quality of your fast becomes the most important thing. And that's what the prophet sallallahu wasallam. When he mentioned about first, those who first that they need to watch their tongue,
they need to watch their tongue or what they say. They need to watch their eyes and what they watch and what they see. They need to watch their ears and what they hear. So even as you engage in an act of worship, devotion, act of worship, you're still responsible to maintain the other aspects of your life. You're in constant state of testing.
And if you pass the test, Allah subhanho wa Taala has prepared for you an amazing ceremony for graduation.
See the graduation the real graduation is in general.
The real graduation is indeed in general. That's when people get together and start seeing each other.
The first sign the first sign of that graduation the prophets of Allah, Allah Masha Allah subhana wa dimensioned SoTL helcom Kala Yama introduced do lots of farm income haha. It is on that day. The Day of Judgment isn't on that day to reduce you will be allowed means you're going to be exposed means you're going to be exposed to everybody. You're going to be presented before everybody yoma even Boone law firm in come hoffa is it it is on that day, that you shall be presented to everybody and nothing will be concealed. Nothing will be concealed from you is everything is going to come out as a loss of passes and the other eye will Kurosawa Kabira Moscato. Every little minor and major is
going to be registered. And you're going to see that
yo Meriden todo la femme en compartir you will conceal absolutely nothing from Allah subhanho wa Taala for Anam and Oj kitabi meaning as for those who receive their book in the right hand, lots of Hana what Allah says for kulu ha omokoroa ottavia This is the one the successful one who will go with his record. We'll go with his with his report card. And he goes around saying how omak Rokita via comm read my book
look at my book, the cookie tabea
Indiana to animal after his service, I knew it. I was certain that I was meat my loads of Hanover that I was preparing for this day. All my life was a test I was preparing for this exam. Now that's not a board exam as a man. That's a general exam. And that's what you hear about the most.
And he says, Allah subhana wa then rewarding this person for who have issued earlier this person will be in a pleasant life will be satisfied missing Jenna Pugin met in Alia in a lofty Jenna Hi, why would Allah subhana wa de described gender to be high and lofty, because this is what you aiming when you were actually living this world. Your goals were high and lofty.
They were not lowly of this dunya and that's why the dunya This world is called dunya in Arabic which means what the lower one
dunya means the lower one because dounia compared to the author of the Hereafter, it's very low. So when people make their goal for the lower one, and those will make their their goals for the higher one, Allah will reward them with high and lofty paradise. feagin Natalia kotova Danya Koto, which means the grapes and the fruits will be close to their hands kulu washable honey mbms left and fill a Yamaha to Allah subhanaw taala will tell them eat and drink, enjoy your life. Like this is your permanent retirement plan. Enjoy life they must love to filet masala because of what you've done, the sacrifice you have offered and those best days.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah Allah azza wa jal has given us a celebration sign of the celebration. I remember when I was a kid actually Elementary,
very young in elementary grades. Our teacher had a smart way of
encouraging other kids to do to do well. So we had a nice beautiful little stamp that says the Arabic word Montez, which means excellent and
Some beautiful stars with that. So every time you have an assignment, you know, in the classroom, you finish here, you go to the teacher, and he sees the assignment, then he stamps on your page. And he asked you to go and show it to all the other students in the classroom. So you grab your notebook and you walk around the classroom showing everybody your achievements.
And remember, as kids, some kids were very mean, didn't want to watch, they don't want to see. So they pretend they're busy.
So as a kid, you want them to get to see it. You shake them, it says, hey, look,
look what I got.
That same scene is going to be somewhere else. Somewhere else was most deserving of bragging and showing off. That is what Allah subhanho wa Taala means when he says the person who receives the book in the right hand will be running around saying look at my book. I knew it. Look what I've got. They're showing their good deeds and showing the reward, that they will be the real graduation. Graduation is going to be genuine. As we celebrate the graduation of our children in these days, Allah subhanho wa Taala except for numerable al Ameen. I want you all to remind yourself and remind your children and you might do families that the real graduations is yet to come. This is not the
time to rest.
This is the time to work hard. And as Ramadan coming closer and closer. I hope that you're getting yourself ready for that in Charlotte, Dakota another test coming your way. Get ready for graduation in Sharla one day at a time, until the end of the month of Ramadan in sha Allah azza wa jal mallamma makes you make you among those who will witness the mantle mode honorable amin make among those who will be able to pass the month of Ramadan and make among those who will be forgiven in Ramadan. But I mean, a cola cola That was tough for La Liga Musa Musa manifesto flew in Nevada for Orion
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Mighty brothers and sisters, when it comes to the test that Allah subhanho wa Taala puts in upon us again, we learn we understand some people they might see and look at it as being Bella versus Abdullah. People they get confused between Bella and if Tila Tequila which means a test and Bella means like a calamity. So how would I know that this is being a test for me or being a calamity that has you know has came on me? What do I how do I know that? Allah they say as a believer, you always when it comes to looking at these matters. In regards to Allah subhanho wa Taala always have personally been, always have personally done which means have the good assumption about the Lord
subhana wa tada that he's testing you with this. He's testing you with this to purify you from your sins, to elevate your status, to remind you to be good back to him. subhanho wa Taala many, many good title can come from that in regard to yourself that when you put some blame on yourself, like maybe I earned it. Maybe I wasn't grateful enough to last panel. Maybe I didn't show a little bit more patience and so on. So in regard yourself, always put the blame on you. When it comes to Allah subhanho wa Taala have done that this assumption good assumption and return back to Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala is off forgiving, Most Merciful melas apology was almost failed. But I mean, I'm
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