Channel: Zaid Shakir
Humility Imam Zaid Shakir Friday sermon, Jumah , The Lighthouse Mosque, 12/17/10
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Rabbil alameen wa al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen All praises due to Allah Tyler, who has blessed us in many, many, many, many different ways. One of the greatest blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala can give to human beings is the blessing of faith.
And one of if not the greatest blessing because Faith is the key to salvation. And one of the greatest blessing or loss upon what I can give to a believer is the blessing of humility. Because humility is the negation of arrogance and arrogance is the sin of shame, Tom. So Shere Khan arrogated himself a lot Tyler describes his action was putting them in mela
Elise was asked to borrow what can amenas caffeine. So when we said to the angels, prostrate yourself and shaytaan at least was not from the angels when he was in their presence when the order was given. And he was included in the order. A lot of times mentioned sim ketamine and gin, he was from the gym, not from the angels, but he was in the presence. And so a lot of hadda says they all prostrated themselves except shade time that he refused was stuck to bar and he arrogated himself. What can we learn caffeine, and he was amongst those who rejected faith. So his rejection is rooted in his arrogance. his refusal is rooted in his arrogance. And his arrogance
is a function of his misunderstanding.
He said, I'm better than Adam. He didn't understand Adams situation. And
I'm better than him.
So as relievers, we should strive to humble ourselves so that we do not assume we're better than anyone. A prophet SAW Allah Cena mentioned
called out how Tyler earlier
until all that had
open heart full of love. And he was
he said, I've been ordered
to instruct the people to humble themselves so that no one would take pride over anyone else.
So the no one would take pride over anyone else. So when we become arrogant, we start looking down on others.
And we start elevating ourselves.
And this was what shaped on this. So this is a very satanic way of functioning.
Last time I mentioned one of the crucial characteristics of the believers in the medical arena either
that the believers have none other than those when Allah has mentioned the hearts with he describes the believers as walking home.
On the earth, you are the homeowner
with a hot tub of hula, hula kaaboo Santa, so they walk only on the earth. And when the dress by the ignorant people, they don't fight them, they don't insult them in turn. They don't try to retaliate against them. They say peace with
Carlos Santana say he's because they understand that this life is too short to be worried about tit for tat. This life is too short to be worried about petty retaliation for petty slights. We have a bigger mission. We have grave concerns we have and we have to get on with our business, we have business just play.
That's playing. That's why children like to do so much if a child can find an avenue to get his parents or her parents caught up in a back and forth with them. A child relishes that because it's
an element of control.
And the child sees himself or herself exerting their control. It says if they say you know I can make my mommy start yelling at me anytime I want. I won't watch this.
And is very child and adult to think like that.
That's childish, and adults should be worrying about what can I do to make this world better?
What can I do to make it easier for somebody? What can I do to extend some peace into the lives of people whose hearts are being being rendered asunder by all the confusion and nonsense that people have been forced to deal with? on a day to day basis? Those are adult concerns and ultimately, the ultimate adult concern. What can I do to work from my anger? Because a child isn't thinking about his or Acura, they might not even be able to conceptualize the idea of the hereafter. But an adult should be able to understand the nature of this world and the nature of this life and the nature of the life hereafter. And to understand that what I do now is critical in terms of determining where
I'm going to be tomorrow.
And where I'm going to be tomorrow, there's really two things at the end of the day,
either perpetual bliss or perpetual torment and for some unlimited torment. But the torment of the of the Hellfire was so terrible. A person wants to spend an instant in it, let alone 50,000 100,000 years, and then they're taken up because they have faith with their faith was accompanied by sins. And they'll punished by their sins individually saved by their faith, but after what, after they'd been burned in the Hellfire until they become something that resembles a lump of coal.
Ash mela Ward that off all of us. And one of the greatest things we can do is to humble ourselves a lot of Tyler the messenger of a lot. Some of the love whining was sending reminds us along the solo Rasulullah
manifesto that that charity will never decrease your money.
And this is the key to understanding the power of humility. Why is the Hadees that culminates was one that
I have only left in our file. And no one humbles themselves for the sake of Allah except that a lot elevates them. Why does it start off with mentioning charity will never decrease your wealth. Because it starts off by reminding us that the physical realities that we see
are accompanied by a deeper metaphysical reality. And for us to begin to grow spiritually, and therefore to begin to mature as a human being because it's our spiritual
Spirituality that makes us uniquely human, we have to begin to look beyond the physical, and to begin to look to the metaphysical, those realities beyond the physical. So if we look at just the physical reality, we give our wealth we had $100, we gave $50. We have 50, left left, how can that be true? How can charity not decrease my wealth? I have 100, I guess 50 and charity, I'm down to 50. Now, that's a decrease both we look at the metaphysical, we understand that, that 50 remaining, we mentioned this Previously, we can buy more with it than we would have bought with the 100. So it says if we still have the 100, or we have even more, because this verica, this blessing, this
blessing in the money that remains. And that blessing involves a metaphysical idea, something that's not rooted in this physical reality. But something we know is real, because we've all seen it in our lives. We've all seen it in the lives of others. We've seen what blessing people can do. And this is what we need. We need blessing people today.
We're talking about the Muslims, we need to get stronger, our enemies are selling us from every angle, we need more planes, more bombs, and we can do get more bombs to blow ourselves up when we need more physical power.
As if that's the key to our success, we need more metaphysical power.
We need more people
who are lost somehow to what Tyler
describes when he says why Mel Romita is around later when I can no longer have on that. You didn't shoot when you shot it was a long shot. In other words, a lot of was with you and a lot of costs what you did to have more effective impact than you could have imagined. Those are the people we need. We need people whom the law describes and
when he when he asked them to be the one who transgresses against one I have befriended one I love I declare war against them. We need more people like that. We need more people like you mit romney
when he picked up the door paper, that after the battle Kinmen, couldn't budge,
but then he picked it up because of his physical stature even though it wasn't that big. He wasn't tall and statuesque like Omar rhodiola. Why about more valid than songs and assignments are some of the other really big powerfully built companions, but he had a force with him. that transcends the physical. And this is what we have to understand. And one of the keys to getting in touch with that force is humility. And one of the keys to humility is looking not beyond just physical reality. This one, we have to orient our young people, young people, some fake Muslim,
Camilo, your real concern for this room, our sisters are being raped, and our
people are being bombed and you're sitting here in America getting fat, if you are a real man, a real man, if you're a real man, take this and blow up some babies and women and children I'm a real man I'll do it.
Why some you deluded like that, because they don't understand what real manhood is. And they don't understand what real power is. We have the Oriental where you, it's not what you physically possess. Because you will always be lacking. As if you're always lacking you will always be seeking for desperate means to make up the gap.
That's not going to do anything for anybody. But when you have strength of character, strength of heart, strength of spirit, strength of soul, those are the people that has an impact those of the people that have understanding and people of understanding they know how to reach people, they know how to talk to people. And when we talk and communicate to people we find out we're all in the same boat.
So Muslims high Muslims are the only victims of the increasingly pernicious and venal corporate rape of this planet.
Were the the list of the victims
There are whole people that have been wiped out that are islands in the South Pacific that are underwater people's homes have been in gold as a result of global warming. The people in the north the Inuits and other northern people that ice is melting their way of life, their villages of falling into the ocean, the bear thing used to hunting the fish and seals are disappearing, whole lifestyles, whole ways of life, whole populations are being threatened with extinction and it's all based on the same cause. In this country, there are people who have common cause with
you want to do something go go join those veterans for peace who are chaining themselves to the White House just today.
protesting against the vicious war machine that misguided Muslims only empower.
The only power we got all these Muslims are terrorists. That's why we need these wars. No, we're people of peace boom. Well, Muslim blows himself or something up. Oh, See, I told you.
That's called an advanced state of idiocy.
If I had a stronger word, I will use it. That's idiocy. That's stupidity. That's immaturity. Does imbecility
desperation, allows housing to take care of his business.
Hello, Tyler says in the forehead, what can I How can I lay down must move meaning that we've made it a right over ourselves. We can impose it right on the law. But he said
right over myself that I will help the believers.
Well, who works believers? Allah is not going to help people have murder babies
and then justifiable they can love babies and older women.
Many of you remember the movie The Lion of the desert.
In the scene where the Muslim popped out of the desert, and they ambush the Italians, and one Italian survived and Omar hochkar. Actually, Anthony Quinn, gave him the flag back and said, Take this to your general tellement doesn't belong there. And one of his men said we should kill him. And then he says we don't kill prisoners. And then his man said, well, they kill our our prisoners. And then what did he say? They are not our teachers.
They're not our teachers.
The CIA is not our teachers, they torture. The US military's not our teachers, they kill civilians, they blow up wedding parties, the Israeli Defense Forces not our teacher.
Some love on a teacher
and one of the few things that's been narrated by absolute binding consensus is not
his motto, very few.
And they said you know, become a true scholar to learn the differences. But one thing that the that the oma has agreed on, none of our school is so low, standard, and Caitlyn Missa it was Serbian, then the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam prohibited killing women and children.
So what is the Muslim get off?
blowing up a bunch of women and children who didn't even do anything to him?
Who don't even know why the world is spinning the way spinning.
We don't need that we need people who can humble themselves. And that's what we need to tell our young people Humble yourself. You don't have all the answers. Matter of fact, you don't have any answers.
And I've been there.
hours are hot, most hot headed. Let's go.
And you know what one of my friends were talking a few years ago. He said you know we were running around blowing off steam. He says someone that should have taken us in the alley and spanked us.
And a lot of these young kids need to be taken into an alley somewhere else.
Because your foolishness
is undermining what serious people are trying to accomplish.
And one day they'll Thank you.
only after humility
Only after you realize, you know what
he's why she's why
I need to humble myself.
I need to listen to someone who's been around the block a few times before I tried to come in and run the neighborhood.
And you know what happens when that scenario happens? We just come in, try to run the neighborhood, didn't even talk to no one on the block,
then consult anybody.
You know what happens.
And that's a metaphor.
for things that might happen. If we don't get control of our community. We need humility. And if we're humble Allah elevate us. This is the point when not not, the doctor told me man, charity will never decrease your wealth when
and the law will only increase a servant who has the ability to pardon others with honor
women, that's a law that I have with the
law and no one humbles themselves for the sake of a law except that a lot.
So we can take our chances we could try to exalt ourselves, we can engage in desperate means and desperate measures to exalt ourselves is across the board. It can be in our communities, it can be in our marriages, one wants things on themselves,
wants to be the boss call all the shots, not listen to the other spouse not consult. So we can try to elevate ourselves or we can humble ourselves and let alone elevate us who's gonna end up in a higher position. One well base himself or herself based on his or her human weaknesses and frailties and ignorance. A one who's out of beta by law based on his infinite unlimited power, His infinite unlimited knowledge, his infinite unlimited mercy, I take my chances with a loss of power What happened? A fool will call the handle stop for a while he went up in a hole.
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and he was fine. He was
Late and the time is late, just to remind all the brothers and sisters, that a person who is humble
and a person who is with Allah subhanho wa Taala isn't shaken by these worldly vicissitudes, the ups and downs of the world. A person who's with the world will be on a roller coaster of the world goes up to the top they go up to the top of the world comes cascading down, they come cascading down, the world goes in a wild term, they go into a wild turn, but a person's with a loss of what talent is above all of that.
And again, that person their physician is standing with the law is based on their humility Allah subhana wa tada mentioned.
This is the home of the hereafter nutjob who have been alleged we do Lulu and fill out when FSR that when are people who live in pain and we've made that hit that heavenly home for those who don't desire to exalt themselves in the earth lilla Dena leg we do
lumens in our well as for Santa Lord to work corruption they're in.
And the end will be for the people of Tacoma. The end will be for the people of righteousness. So we don't have a lot of time is that the end is for the righteous. Our challenge is to work so that we can be amongst the righteous that's our challenge. Our challenge is not to figure out every twist and turn of the world. Our challenge is the world is
problem to strive so that we can be amongst the righteous. And if we're amongst the righteous will be with the loss of Hannah Montana. And if we're with a law we'll understand that the end is for the righteous. And we'll understand that all of these worldly things if we're with a law down increase our faith, a lot of times inventions and linear
in NASA a general rule of construction says that only man that will call who has been on Long Island lucky those who said that people are gathering against you fear them. That's what they're telling them. Aren't you afraid? I mean, all this tension
should be afraid.
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it only increased.
Allah suffices us what an excellent one, to put our DPR fair to, to entrust our fair to we give our fair to love soprano stores.
Everything is going to be all right. And the believer has that stability. The believer has that inner peace the believer has that confidence and that he or she understands this is the Dunia mmid, or the law. You mentioned when Otto said dunya.
The one who understands the nature of this world, calamities and tribulations become easy to deal with because he or she understands that's the nature of the world. The world is the abode of trial, the abode of tribulation, the abode of calamities, and the believers job a lot of time that tells us and then Dina either saw that criminals who in
those who when they are afflicted by a calamity, they say, verily we belong to a law unto him returning, so that's just a bump in the road in our journey back to Allah subhana wa Tada. But we think this world is the end of the journey is not going to be a bump in the road. The road is going to be closed and blocked and barricaded with insurmountable optics but if we understand this is just the road to a lot of loss it is going to be some bumps in the road, just go around them or just very carefully go over them. Or if we're reckless we just have a bumpy ride and get free chiropractic care Allah Hello filmless the main one must
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