Act Righteously and Don’t belittle any Act of Worship
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In more than 60 places in the Quran. We are reminded that believers are those who not only believe, but also believers are those who commit themselves to righteous deeds.
Every Friday we recite towards the end of Surah telegraph. Indeed those who believe and behaved and acted and did righteous deeds, the gardens of Paradise have been prepared for them.
We read and sorted by you know towards the end of it indeed those nella Dena M Anwar mo Salah had those who believed and did righteous deeds, they are the best of humanity. In other places in the Quran, we read well Latina Ahmed, who saw the heart and those who believe in the righteous deeds, they are indeed the dwellers of heavens. May Allah Subhana Allah make us of those who believed and may Allah Subhana Allah make us of those who have committed themselves to doing righteous deeds.
Because in Islam Mercato Nerja Phil Quran, Iman Amarillo sod Mau raw material Bill Allah subhanho wa Taala because in order to attain salvation in Islam, it is the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala having sound belief and then acting upon the belief that you have because as they say, if how or if what you believe in does not impact how you behave, then what you believe in is not important.
Believers must not only believe but they must also actualize. In practice, the deeds must be righteous deeds.
That's why in the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will tell us and these are blessed days. In it the Prophet of Allah says Mermin, a Yom in alarm Allah Saleh ofI hin hubco Illa minoxidil hija Ahluwalia Jihad rasool Allah Allah Allah Jihad visa Billa here on overland Jihad feasability Allah Allah Raju hora jbfc UMR li wala myalgia Abishai prophet of Allah said, that there are no days, during which good deeds are most loved by Allah Subhana Allah, like the days of the ledger, these 10 days of the ledger, that Allah loves good deeds all the time, but they become more beloved to him during this time. So somebody made a comment and said prophet of Allah, good deeds
they even supersede, they're better than jihad, committing yourself to the battlefield in the past of Allah subhanaw taala the Prophet of Allah said, not even jihad, not even going into the battlefield. So
it unless it be a man that took his soul with him himself, you know, ready to give himself ready to give his wealth and came back with nothing said this is how much Allah subhanho wa Taala loves good deeds during this time of the 10 days of the hedger which started, which started yesterday.
And that is why as believers we are reminded not only to do good, but also do good when it matters when it matters most. The question that we have in this really, really crucial question is, what does it mean to act righteously? What does that mean? I really want to act righteously. But what does that mean? The Quran speaks about two kinds of deeds. Sometimes the Quran refers to the fact that Allah Subhana Allah expect us to do a has an Angela halacha mauto will hire Talia Balu welcome
Allah, it is Allah who has created life and death in order that you be tested, who is going to perform the best of deeds amongst you. And sometimes the Quran speaks about righteous deeds. And what we see here is that the importance of doing doing good and doing that which is best
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any deed that brings about benefit to the individual, or to those around the individual with the intent of pleasing Allah subhanaw taala that becomes a righteous deeds.
As we do this, now, it's not just about doing good, but I want to do the best of good that is possible out there. Because sometimes we can be engaging in doing something that is good, but there is something better to be done. There is something even better to be done. And that is why in Islam there is that flexibility, the best of deeds are not just determined by one specific deed, but the individual, their abilities, and then the circumstances that they are in because the best of deeds for me, may not be the best of deeds for you, or for my sister of my other brother, the best of deeds take these things in consideration. For example, a man comes to the Prophet of Allah and says
prophet of Allah Now I have will Amelie Illa Allah, what is the most beloved deed to Allah subhanaw taala and the Prophet of Allah would say, the road validate, take care of your taking care of your parents, another Afghan comes to the Prophet of Allah, Ya rasool Allah, Muhammad will family in Allah, what are the deeds that are most beloved by Allah subhanho wa Taala and the prophets Allahu alayhi wa sallam would say su rune two three who Illa Colby movement is a joy that you bring into the heart of a believer. Another man comes to the Prophet of Allah, Prophet of Allah, what is the best of deeds and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say, a Salah to female Katya to pray
on time with the Prophet of Allah contradicting himself. Is he just changing his mind, go in here and then go in there? No, they say that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke to people through that which suits them best. Meaning if somebody has parents, your parents are in need for your presence, said the best of deeds for you would be to take care of your parents, because doing anything else other than that is useless, seeing that you really needed to take care of that responsibility.
Somebody else may not be in this position. Parents may be independent May Allah subhanaw taala increase the minute independence Yoruba Alameen parents may have passed away whatever the case may be, maybe that's not what you need. But there is something else that is you are good at and you ought to be doing. So the Prophet of Allah say, you need to pray on time. Somebody says you need to bring joy into the heart of a believer, either through what you do through what you give through how you behave. But you have the capability of bringing joy into the heart of a believer. By the end of the day, we are responsible to act righteously. And then also to do that which we do to do it in the
best of ways. In the process, the Prophet of Allah Salla Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, do not belittle any act of goodness, sometimes, and you have got to love Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, the Prophet of Allah taught and he taught very well. See sometimes as we are seeking that ideal
You can actually take no action. You seek in the ideal, and then you stagnate. You seek in the ideal, you become paralyzed. You seek in the ideal, and you do nothing because you're just constantly looking for that which is best. So the Prophet of Allah said, now we've taught this, but then he also sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, do not belittle any act of goodness, learn.
Do not belittle any act of goodness, you know, as you are looking for that ideal that best in the process, opportunities come up, seize the opportunity, do not belittle that deed because you think it to be insignificant or small. It may be insignificant or small to you, but man Subhanallah, it may have left a lasting impact on the recipients of that deed. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, let's turn the middle malroux Fishy and wallow until a haka. Be with him Polly said do not belittle any act of goodness, even if it may be that you meet your fellow brother, with a Jewish full face. Sometimes, you know, people say all I needed to do is just, I needed to say a cheerful
face. And that just made my day. My I didn't even mean it. Do not belittle a good deed, even if it comes in the form of a column or two a year or two Sadako that even a good word is an act of charity. Sometimes people are feeling so down that all they need to hear is a single word, to just lift them up.
Now when you said it, maybe you were not paying attention to it, but it left a lasting, strong impact on that individual. Do that which is best in the process, though. Do not belittle any act of goodness.
What is it about these days? Why does Allah Subhana Allah love good deeds today? But two days ago, it was not the same amount of love. What Why are they more beloved to him? Right now?
People say because during the time of hedge,
you know, these are different opinions, but one of them says that during the time of head, we can actually practice all five pillars of Islam.
You can be doing Hajj, you can be fasting, you can be praying, you can be giving charity, you can be saying La ilaha illa Allah, this is the only time that an individual can actually be practicing all five pillars of Islam. You can be fasting in Ramadan, but that's not how much time
you may be doing everything else, but not this one. But during this time, you can do that. So they said that these days are more beloved to Allah subhanaw taala. than than other days. Think about this, you know, in the midst of the craziness that is going on, especially nowadays, with all the mass shootings that are taking place. Mass shootings are no longer reported anyways, because it's just you know, it's becoming a norm. Nowadays. Think about hedge. This is the biggest annual most diverse, peaceful demonstration on planet Earth.
Think about that. This is the biggest annual demonstration on planet earth. It is the biggest in terms of attendance, in terms of duration, in terms of purpose, in terms of diversity. So when people say that you know what diversity weakens us. Diversity does not do this to us we can really live together you know what, you know, we want hegemony we want this you know you think about this, people in hajj, they come in all different forms, colors, shapes, we you name it, but they get along. It is peaceful. Had a soapy peaceful, that during Hajj. Even the ecology is at peace. Because a person who commits themselves to help you're not supposed to cut down a tree, you know, it's
forbidden to cut down trees in Morocco. As Haji you may not be guilty of that
environment is safe as Haji you may not hunt or kill an element during Hajj unless you know something is hurtful out there. But even the animals are at peace.
You know that has had you in Makkah. You may not bring a gun a weapon with you.
It is forbidden to bring a weapon into Mecca you may not do that.
Although it is that we're preaching peace, this is supposed to be a peaceful demonstration. The last thing that you want to do is create chaos in this. So what we see here is, this is the biggest leap biggest peaceful demonstration that the world witnesses every single year annually.
Now I say not appreciate what's going on. I may not be with them over there. But locally, I can definitely be doing more righteous deeds,
righteous deeds, anything that brings about benefit to me as an individual, making me a better person. In my case, maybe I need to practice self discipline, I'm fasting, my case maybe I need to improve my relationship with the Quran reading more on but whatever good deed that you do. Remember,
there is one thing, if we are guilty off, our deeds are not even considered by Allah subhanaw taala
you can be fasting, you can be praying, you can be given charity, you can be doing all of this. But there is an individual where Allah subhanaw taala says this individuals that do not even consider their good deeds yet put a pause on it.
Provider Allah whoo hoo, what kind of a person by element can abena who have a nurse or heavy Hashanah?
Whosoever has a tense relationship between him and a fellow brother, malice towards somebody else the Prophet of Allah says, little her they had diastolic Ha Ha said that put a pause on their deeds, until they meant the relationships.
Go good deeds are useless, as long as our relationships are broken. So what do you do? fix these broken relationships? Wallah, it doesn't matter how much and how many good deeds we do, how many righteous deeds, we may be accruing, amassing and hoarding, the Prophet of Allah said, if you have a broken relationship, the priority is to fix that relationship. Otherwise, none of your deeds are going to be considered.
So what do you do? fix broken relationships? Allah, we have got to fix our broken relationships. I was listening to one of our chefs and he was telling he said that once I was invited to a reconciliation session, and these are cousins who have not spoken to each other for 33 years, despite the fact that they had every opportunity to do so, they lived close by but they made sure to avoid each other, not spoken to each other for 33 years.
And then the chef asked the people, they said, What was the quarrel about? And you won't believe what the answer was?
The person said, Well, I forgot. I don't know what it was. But I know it just happened. For 33 years, we have not spoken to each other.
What do you mean talking about righteous deeds? How can you be thinking righteous deeds, seeing that this is something that we have not taken? We have not taken care of the best of deeds to start with right now is if you have a broken relationship, please fix it.
Especially the closer that relationship is, the more important that becomes
people who take pride in man you know, when people say one thing to me, I cancel them out of my life. I never see them again. I you know, give you one chance and okay, that does not make you a hero.
That really does not make us heroes, if that's how we do if that's how we are. That does not make us heroes. Remember what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, None of your deeds are considered doesn't matter how good they are. As long as there are broken relationships, you better fix the relationships who initiates or we better be the ones that initiate if people come to us we accept best is to initiate the bass Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam you're owed Waheguru Houma Allah the aberdovey Salam, the best amongst them are those who initiate peace. So please insha Allah make it a point that before these days are over, before today is over. And there is a relationship in
your life that needs to be mended. Please reach out to them.
And remember I made that similar reminded, reminded once before and you know, next following Friday brother came to you and he said I really want to thank you. So what's going on? said I had a brother, a brother, brother like full brother said, I have not spoken to him for 10 years.
How can you not speak to your brother for 10 years man said I don't know what happened. But for 10 years I have not spoken to my brother.
I called him last week,
because I heard what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, said that your deeds are not considered so long that there are broken relationships in your life. See, our deen is not just about you know, looking good in doing these deeds, then even in these deeds. Now, this is a really, really scary topic.
When it comes to good deeds, you know, we have a tendency to speak big and too little.
And that's why they say that seldom, righteous deeds are preceded by big words.
And not only that, said that our we would be so ashamed of our motives when we do righteous deeds, because they're awful. Sometimes we do righteous deeds, and we have a secondary agenda into it. That a second agenda, we want to be appreciated, we want to be this. So they say that a righteous deed is that which bring benefits to me. bring benefits to those who are around me. And the main and the only thing motive that I seek is the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa taala.
May Allah Subhana Allah guide us to do genuine good teacher of Parliament, and may Allah Subhana Allah mend all of our broken relationships are all of our really hard our stuff Rula HollyWell looking for stocks in the Hall of Fame.
hamdu Lillahi wa wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah Al Mustafa, while M and br 30 octophonic. See righteous deeds, they make our society better, you know, the more good deeds people do, the more best deeds that people engage in, ultimately, and eventually, there is a lot of good in our societies, but as important as the good deeds are also good relationships or a more important than the doing than the doing of good. So, I begged off myself and my brothers and sisters please if you have a broken relationship, please make sure that you fix these relationships. Finally, now that we are here in these 10 days of the hedger, whatever good deed you are able to do, please do so engage
in it be more recitation of the Quran, remembrance of Allah Subhana Allah reaching out extending a helping a helping hand engaging in charity, please do so. And the reminder also in sha Allah to fast during the day of our fault, now that read is coming up on Saturday in sha Allah so the day of arrowhead is going to be next Friday. If you're only able to fast Friday police fast on on that day but do not miss out. Do not miss out on this. Already press are going to be at the at the agri center inshallah. Afterwards we will have the announcement, but please Inshallah, the sooner that you buy your tickets, we are able to see how many people are going to be coming so inshallah we can
accommodate all of our brothers and sisters in the best of ways. These are times when a lot of people are traveling, and we ask Allah subhanaw taala that all the people are traveling may they reach their destination safely, especially our brothers and sisters who are going to Hajj May Allah Subhana Allah get them to their destination safely. May Allah Subhana Allah accept their deeds, may their Hajj be the best Hajj ER or Alameen for those who wanted to go to Hajj but were unable to go to Hajj May Allah Subhana Allah invite us again facilitate for us to be in Mecca next time around this time Europa Alameen. If any of us or our loved ones are not feeling well may Allah Subhana
Allah grant us a full and speedy recovery. If any of us or our loved ones are going through difficult times may Allah Subhana Allah ease our pain. If any of us or our loved ones have lost the way may Allah subhanaw taala bring us back to his way out of Bill Alameen Robina Tina for dunya Hassan will authority has been working on either Banagher Robina in the cartoon Karima to Hibbeler for for Anna Robina Filon as you know by now we're still in Uganda for Anna So Tina, what are phenomena abroad? About Allah in Allahu Allahu Allah. So anyway title Koba, when hand fascia it will move it will look into the Coronavirus, Nicola has COCOM which guru Harlan he has it commodity Kulai
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