This week I returned to the ICC mosque for Jummah. For the most part, the khutbahs here are mild and short. Just how I like them. Yeah, so read on.
We begin by praising Allah for allowing us to spend a jummah with Him and then sending blessings upon the Prophet (S).
We have many reminders, an alarm clock, calendars, street lights.
Allah has a reminder know as dhikr. This benefits us. Coming to the masjid and listening to this talk should not be a ritualistic habit, it should be something we do with meaning.
"As a kid when I was leaning to drive I would veer off to the right or left and my dad would tell me no get on the straight path."
This world has been created, look how the prophet describes man and this world. This world serves us, the sun benefits us, animals to eat, elements present to serve us. Everything is subservient to us. But you are created not for this world, yearn for the hereafter.
Allah says you prefer this world, but the hereafter is far better.
The hereafter is everlasting, the little kids I teach ask if we will get bored in Jannah since its eternal but you will not.
Ali (R) said, verily this world is coming to an end. Every day that ends brings us closer to the hereafter.
Today there is action without any account. We have robberies and murders, you can do anything and not be accountable. Allah is giving us a chance to return to him.
Every little thing, every iota will be counted by Allah. We have to become people of the akhira.
The Prophet said, when nur enters a mans heart it creates spaciousness. The Sahabahs asked if there was any sign this has happened. The Prophet responded that the one this has happened to feels distant from the house of fraud.
Beautiful house, cars, women, men, are just play in this dunya. The one who does not have dunya in their heart. That is not to say that we cannot have nice things. But you shouldn't be attached to them.
The intelligent person overcomes his nafs, base desires, and works for the akhira.
Prophet said when anyone has these qualities then the light of God has entered his heart.
May we all have this. Ameen.
We have to make a strong intention, a firm resolve, ya Allah from this day forth, we have to understand that our life and death is for Allah.
Call to action in this moment, make the intention to please and worship Allah.
Second step, do the fard and mandatory acts.
Allah says that nothing brings my slave closer to me than the obligatory actions.
How punctual are we on praying the five daily prayers? Today on jummah it's packed, but it will not be for Asr.
This is what the ummah is lacking, including myself, that we are not performing the mandatory actions.
Prophet said, shall I tell you the best of deeds better than fighting for Allah? It is the dhikr of Allah, the Qur'an is the best way to do dhikr.
We have to be attached to the Qur'an to be good human beings.
Any new gadget we get an instruction booklet, what about the complex human being, the Qur'an is the instruction manual and the Prophet is the teacher.
We have to be attached to the Qur'an.
To be like the people of Allah we should be with the people of Allah. We have Masha'Allah beautiful programs at this masjid and so many others.
The sahabah were not called the friends of the Prophet but the companions, they were with him.
May Allah makes us people of the hereafter and remove temptation from this dunya.
Solid khutbah. Well done sir.