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Published on December 6th, 2018 | by Eaalim Institute | Views: 196

My Favourite Sheikh

assalamualaikum warahmatullah smell our

handle in our salatu wassalam are

disregarded established by my brothers

my sisters i met brother slovak a few

years back in sri lanka and he is a

member of your community some of you may

know him and he kept telling me to come

to Melbourne and I kept telling him that

I have a very very good friend by the

name of brother Harun from the coffee

shop called I think it’s called the

corner store coffee shop if I’m not

mistaken and he’s been telling me he was

the first person to invite me to

Australia many years back and that’s not

the issue the issue was I had promised

never to come to Australia and the

reason is you know applying for visas

and procedures and whatever it’s a

headache it just puts me off but

alhamdulillah my daughter decides to

marry somewhere in Australia and Allah

brought us along and then I have brother

Hafiz who is sitting here on the right

with the is it maroon though who also

from Sri Lanka has been pushing me a lot

please come to Melbourne come to

Melbourne you know so I thought I have

lots of brothers and friends here and

now I have family too so inshallah I

would visit and the reality is it was

very possible to have hired a stadium or

something big or a big wall or something

and I chose not to do that the reason is

you know I prefer something in the house

of allah subhanahu wata’ala wear wear

clothes we have something that we can

actually consider the the most blessed

of places in that community you know so

I told brother Harun I said you know we

can just have to

times when Shahla we will meet the

brothers inshallah and perhaps say a few

words in the meantime as I’m arriving

here I start getting these requests one

after the other and I promise you they

probably exceeded 30 exceeded 30

requests now what to do you know so you

hear the first time in Sharla next time

each other there will be a next time if

Allah wills if our levels and then I

decided subhanAllah this brother I’m not

sitting at the back they also a friend

of mine from Zimbabwe would now settled

here in Melbourne he has been pushing me

like crazy

you can’t believe it mother look he’s

smiling now because I didn’t say his

name and his name should have been first

because since he was a kid we’ve known

each other mashallah so I I really have

to apologize to those whom I was unable

to actually respond to and those places

I was unable to go to but you know there

are two things one is we are all human

beings we’re all the same and we all

know that we cannot achieve everything

overnight

number two is what’s important is not me

just remember this what’s important is

not me it’s more the message of allah

and his rasul saw salaam delivered by me

or by anyone else and inshallah for that

i need to stress and reiterate that you

know I’m very conscious if you notice I

quietly walked in and I will quietly

walk out and when the brother says Allah

will be a to my brother we need to

change at each other again 145 the

reason is I don’t I don’t want to

prolong this I just want to speak to you

about one reminder and I’ve already

started that reminder surely I will get

to it in detail

but we don’t delay the Salah normally

what time is the Salani

oh it’s normally at to Allah okay then

we’ll keep it at 2

well I’ll make it easy then we’ll keep

it at 2 so III don’t like to change

timings of Salah because of someone

because of me Who am I I mean why should

you change the time because of me you

know the time of Salah is more important

than anything else according to me and

why should we inconvenience people

because of me so like I say my brother’s

my sisters what’s important for us and

that’s the message I have for you today

is it’s the message ask yourself how

close am I to Allah that’s what will

make you Java a successful person and I

do know that definitely every one of us

has a favorite I think the battery is

going here so is there telling us that

perhaps we speak for a little bit less

we can use this inshallah testing ok the

ones like you’re giving this to each

other

okay so what’s of importance my brothers

and sisters share I still like that one

I like

it has you know exchanger that we should

be joking okay I like this

charlie

where is the receiver for the phone

it’s just this thing here turn the

corner so that’s why it’s not oh it’s

stuck in the wall okay that’s fine Java

that’s fine I can move a little bit

forward perhaps maybe let’s see how it

goes John so my brothers and sisters did

the point I was raising his we have to

ask ourselves how close we are to allah

subhanahu wata’ala it’s the battery

nothing else we have to ask ourselves

how close we are to allah subhanahu wa

tada and we have to ponder over our link

and relationship with allah subhanahu

wa’ta’ala if it is strong then we have

succeeded and yes every one of us does

have a favorite reciter of the Quran can

I ask you some of you to answer me who

is a favorite recital of yours Abdul

Basit up the summit is anyone else

sheikh mahmoud kahlil aha sorry yes oh

my

subhanAllah yes anyone else wants to

tell us who’s their favorite recital

masha’Allah Sheikh Yusuf Subhan Allah I

want to ask you a question why why is

mahmoud kahlil ha sorry your favorite

recite to tell me the he says the tad

weed of his right cheek oh thank you so

much exactly so we all have a favorite

recital or most of us do the brother

says shifts a little ha sorry Mohammed

Mohammed is his name and I asked him why

he says because of history ok the

brother who said Abdel Basset where are

you ok why

he touches your heart okay the brother

who said useful yes it hits your

heart right does that mean you are

listening to them not for the sake of

Allah or are you listening to them for

the sake of Allah when you listen to

share Muhammad Ali lack of sorry are you

listening to him for the sake of Allah

or just for the sake of him himself say

it again

no it’s the tatooine but what’s your

intention I’m listening to shares

Mahmoud for the sake of Allah Oh a mine

so that he can so that it moves me or am

i listening to Sheikh Muhammad because

of Sheikh Mahmoud himself because of the

sake of Allah right I’m sure the same

applies with you sure the same applies

with you okay anyone likes the reader

idol could be rather could be anyone

knows him rad bin mohammed el could be

there so if the recitation of a certain

person affects you in a way that the

recitation of other people does not

affect you there is nothing wrong in

having a favourite reciter whom you

listen to because you feel that it

impacts you you are listening to him but

for the sake of Allah you follow there

is no contradiction in the – we all have

favorite recitals when I was young it

used to be sedation show range

subhanAllah a lot of people used to

listen and they used to get excited and

as time passed and the end the

technology progressed we have thousands

of recitals on the internet you have

Akashic a meaning of America he’s

originally from Africa from West Africa

beautiful recital people say that’s my

favorite and we just play one in our car

do you agree sometimes two or three does

it mean your emotion you might want to

know what does that mean because some

people say you have to listen to

everyone you can’t just have a favor I

think that’s wrong that’s wrong every

one of us by nature we are affected and

impacted by different recites as we

listen to them and sometimes we listen

to them alone only because of the sake

of Allah because they draw us their

recitation is

you know heart-rendering it brings us

closer to allah it softens our heart the

way they recite there is a chef who

reads beautifully his name is sharon

muhammad sidiq al-minshawi absolutely

amazing

she had mahmoud abbas a little history

is known as shaitan cobra he is one of

the top readers of our age he passed

away about a mile and many years ago he

taught top leaders like Abdul Basit and

all of those were his students

some people they loved chef Alain Rav in

madina munawwara there’s nothing wrong

with it on condition that you are

sitting for the sake of Allah and it is

definitely we had given nobody would say

I’m not listening for the sake of Allah

but you know are just listening for the

sake of this guy that’s that’s foolish

so in the same way that you have a

favorite reciter whose recitation you

like to listen to because it softens

your heart because it brings you closer

to Allah in the same way you might have

a favorite speaker a favorite lecturer

not to say the others are bad but I

don’t want to listen to them because

maybe they do me when I sit and listen

to them they make me feel like I’m not

even a good Muslim and they make me feel

like I don’t want to do any more good

they make me feel like I’m already in

Jahannam or the way they talk makes me

sleep so therefore I have a favorite

speaker who perhaps maybe the way he

speaks the way he encourages me to get

closer to who to Allah if that is the

case well ie there is nothing wrong

don’t let anyone confuse you that you’re

not allowed to have a favorite speaker

you can you know for as long as you are

listening to this person for the sake of

Allah nothing wrong and because they

drawing you closer to Allah nothing

wrong if they’re drawing you closer to

themselves there’s something wrong there

is something wrong if someone says you

know what I’m the big man you need to

kiss my toes so ha Allah I’m a big man

you need to treat me like a king you

know that’s very very dangerous I’m not

big man better than you and I can you

know I’m the one who owns paradise I

will take you to Jenna so you’ve got to

worship me you’ve got to give me money

you’ve got to give me this give me that

if that’s the case you are heading in

the wrong direction my brother’s my

sisters but today we’re gonna go and

meet them if they are bringing you

closer to Allah so now after you listen

to a speech you started thinking hey guy

I need to become a better person man one

day we’re going to go and meet Allah

then if there’s nothing wrong you are

happy it’s the right thing you’re doing

so there is nothing wrong in having a

favourite person whom you want to listen

to and the reason I say this is today we

have people who confuse the ummah

sometimes and they start saying no

you’re not allowed to have a favorite

because that’s

how can you associate partners with

Allah my brother fear Allah don’t use

that term shift for free meaning for

nothing no reason no purpose you need to

understand if someone is saying

something and they’re speaking in a way

that makes me a better Muslim it makes

me more conscious it makes me proud of

my Islam and it makes me come closer to

allah subhanahu wata’ala than by all

means I have a favorite Speaker I have a

favorite we can sometimes it’s not just

one but a few people whom when they talk

Allah he they move me I want to cry I I

weep I go back to Allah and I look at

myself and say I need to be stronger I

need to do more then inshallah we’re

heading in the right direction however

the point I raised at the beginning and

the main point I want to raise now is my

beloved brothers and sisters remember

all this should draw you closer to Allah

it should make you conscious of who you

are it should make you conscious of the

sunnah of rasulullah sallallahu alayhi

wa sallam it should not bring you closer

to an individual or to something or to

someone and what you need to also

realize is it needs to make you

conscious of the day of qiyama the day

of judgment the day when you’re going to

go back to Allah what did

prepare yeah are you having a man I will

tell don’t have Superman but them at

Nevada oh you who believe be conscious

of allah and every one of you needs to

look into what you have prepared for

tomorrow what have you prepared to hand

to allah your deeds you are man

what have you done have you done good

deeds have you done them for the sake of

allah if you’ve done bad deeds have you

sought the forgiveness of allah if the

answer is yes then indeed you have

succeeded if the answer is no then we

all need more attention each other and

you know what i can i can let you in on

something else the same way that we feel

encouraged when someone who reminds us

in a nice beautiful strong way of Allah

and his rasul the person who is speaking

needs to be reminded that the message is

for you too

you follow so if i’m talking to you and

i make it seem like you know what guys

you guys all need to read salah what

about me then I’ve lost Who am I

attack moon and a little bit in what

some force and whom do you remind people

to do good and you forget about yourself

is that what’s happening if that is the

case then there is something wrong a

person who’s speaking you respect him a

person who’s taught you something you

respect him even if it’s a female taught

you something you respect her you

respect them but you must remember there

are human beings just like you human

beings just like you they also need help

they also need protection from Shaitan

Shaitan also comes to them so when you

make someone as though they are now an

angel they don’t make mistakes they’re

above whom they actually are then you

need help and they need help

and when someone portrays himself to be

a person who is above those whom he is

trying to address then he needs help

first so this is why it’s very dangerous

because I dunno I’m talking about myself

for example I have week like I told you

I’m just like you may Allah protect us

all and give us Jenna

one day when we get the intercession of

mohammed salah salem and we are sitting

around in china that how old by the will

of allah we will be smiling and saying

mashallah

now we’ve succeeded so far may Allah

grant that to us when I tell you

something very interesting yes there is

excitement sometimes because you want to

meet someone who perhaps might have

helped you somewhere down the line you

need to meet them you need to see them

you want to perhaps listen to them like

today some people might be here because

they say you know I

I’ve benefitted I want to listen to this

lecture life right there’s nothing wrong

from the Sharia perspective from being

close to Allah perspective there’s zero

wrong zero remembering the points that I

just raised now to see and this is why I

say it’s tricky because in our

excitement sometimes we tend to lose

focus a little bit here and there in the

excitement no big deal so people say oh

did you manage to shake the sheiks hand

and you say no how then you went there

for nothing you know that’s not true you

don’t need to shake the sheiks hand

because the shakes and will be shaking

himself may allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala

grant us ease you need to be shaken by

the message the message is more

important if you are shaken by a line

rasul saw salaam and the message that

came from them then definitely you are

moving in the right direction to touch

someone’s handsome Han Allah you follow

so someone might say well you know what

it’s good to shake hands yeah if you’re

passing by masha’Allah you shake your

hand and you know I am very conscious of

this sometimes where

people come in they want to hug you and

hug you and kiss you and they want to

you know get excited about relax relax

leave the kisses for my wife my brother

but I hope you get the point I’m saying

when we have a llama we have scholars

wallahi we respect them and we must

those who’ve helped us not just Rolla

Mayan scholars we respect everyone here

your Jannah is determined by a few

things number one your closeness to

Allah

that’s for coca-cola he as the agenda

here at the rights of Allah number two

is your closeness or your service of the

rest of the creatures of Allah how

Google about it yo how did you treat the

rest of the people and what happened and

how did you talk to them and how did you

you know communicate with them how did

you treat them so when you treat people

unfairly even if you think you’re

reading a lot of Salon so on I spoke

about it in Sydney

that’s Allah the reward of it goes to

someone else the people whom you’ve

wronged so my brothers and sisters the

point being raised in our excitement

sometimes we start lifting a person

higher than the normal human being that

he or she is and that is dangerous so

you might ask me why am I saying this

today here in hala because I have a

chance to say it’s the truth it’s from

inside my heart I’m just telling you

talking I didn’t prepare a big speech

when I came here but I’m just talking to

you as my brothers and sisters to say

guess what I’m just like you the same I

remember when I met brother come on

Sally do you know who he is from Sydney

he’s a spoken word I was also excited

I’ll show you I’m a human being right

because I’ve heard him quite a few times

I was quite impressed I met him and he’s

not my son-in-law by the way so how does

some people think he’s my son-in-law no

my son-in-law is another guy but he’s a

very very good brother I attended his

well him and his

masha’allah and I can tell you something

I was happy I was excited when I met for

example quite a few of these speakers

and so on I’m also happy I’m excited

because you know what a lot of the time

some of them are the favourites of my

own family members and I’m glad that

Allah used them to help my children you

know when you’re somebody’s father and I

know my son is sitting here but it’s

okay

when you are somebody’s father I can

tell you something sometimes you might

not impact on them in as big a way as

someone else so when I see a speaker

masha’Allah my family would be so happy

that I met you somehow line you know

they rubies you met him Oh Masha Allah

did you give him our Salaam yes we did

mashallah did you meet this guy oh I

didn’t there were too many people

subhanAllah okay hamdulillah it’s okay

we’re human beings I didn’t need to you

know shake is not a hazardous word and a

hazardous food is more important to go

in case do you agree and yet with Hajj

are us what you know what we are taught

that there is a greater reward in being

considerate when there is a lot of

people so that you don’t hurt the people

because to hurt the people is haram and

to kiss the Hajer is a sooner you follow

it’s a very interesting point and we are

less important we are not as important

as the hatter but you’ve got an

opportunity at hand the life is good you

didn’t well it’s okay never mind we will

meet in genuine Charla

so we all have these favorites we all

get a bit excited but remember to

contain that excitement don’t let it

make you stop believing things that you

know I remember one day there was a ship

good guy and the people were so so you

know excited about him being there

someone told me that you know what this

ship is so close to Allah right it’s

possible but who can gauge that unlock

engaged that not you and I I don’t know

who’s close to Allah who’s not I am

listening to the message here I if the

message is cal allahu taala rasul oh and

it’s a good message bringing me close to

allah and my team it’s a powerful

message if it is not it’s not a powerful

message that’s it so they said the chef

is so close to a

he knows he knows who has Moodle and who

does not have okay now you’re getting a

bit excited now I was a bit younger and

I asked the shaker question I said chef

I need to ask you a question in front of

everyone is it true that you know who

has Ludo and who has does not have to do

so he said no I don’t know that stuff

with Allah that is the unseen only Allah

knows and the people who have will do

and don’t have all the other ones who

know and sometimes those who don’t have

who do don’t even realize that they

don’t have who do but Allah knows they

don’t have will do so their rules and

regulations governing that too so the

brother next to me told me know few

moments ago he told the brothers on one

side that you guys go and make wudhu how

did he know that they don’t have who do

and the other guys have who do so I said

chef how did you know that these people

have wudu and these people don’t have

who do and these hemudu he said I didn’t

know but these guys are sitting here

from three hours and these guys just

came now so he says I know that if three

hours most probably you will do is over

so I told them go and make goo-goo so

the share clarified it but you know what

the guy sitting next to me still termina

he’s just being humble

now being humble doesn’t mean you follow

him a muhammad been humble obviously but

it means that the person is just trying

to be like sort of you know cool about

things and I said no Allah you’re wrong

or lying you’re wrong

now now this is a limit beyond which you

don’t cross we cleared it for you in

front of you I cleared it chef doesn’t

know all of this this is called going

beyond the limits going beyond the

limits may Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala

protect us that’s why if you notice

today I’m speaking to you and I’m sure

you can feel that I’m just casual myself

because I want you to know and I want

this message to go far and wide that you

know what my brother’s my sisters I am

just exactly a brother and a sister you

know meaning a brother to the brothers

and the sisters that’s why I’m so hon

Allah and we should not raise those who

come to remind us about the Deen beyond

their level and at the same time we

should understand that we should respect

each other the same way you want to

respect me respect these people they are

all VIPs everyone here these children

here seated here that little boy with a

bottle that Allah bless him and I can

tell you what they are all VIPs

we should greet each other that’s what

makes the Ummah right it doesn’t mean

because there’s one person we consider

important he’s the only guy we will

greet nicely know your family your

brother is a VIP your sister is a VIP

your mother-in-law is a VIP mashallah

it’s not so easy but you need to treat

her with really and guess what she needs

to treat you two with utmost respect

because you are a VVIP Michelle may

Allah grant us happiness so I hope that

my message was direct straight there’s

nothing wrong in having a favorite

absolutely on condition that you bury

certain points in mind you that we spoke

about today and inshallah if that is

bringing you closer to allah and his

rasul saw salah then you’re heading in

the right direction and inshallah

remember to love one another for the

sake of allah subhanahu wata’ala i

enjoyed myself here and i still feel the

bond masha’Allah I like the size of the

Masjid and I love you my brothers and

sisters in and Allah and I do see the

excitement sometimes but try and contain

it each other just remember that we

should be excited by the photo of Allah

will be fun in learning will be

anonymity if Abaddon ECOFIN Allah says

tell them o Muhammad sallallaahu Salam

that it’s the virtue of Allah and the

mercy that should make you excited it’s

better than everything that you can

gather if you’ve gathered the wealth of

the whole world but you don’t have the

virtue and mercy of Allah you have

nothing and if you don’t have anything

material but you have the virtue and

mercy of Allah you have everything so

inshallah the virtue and mercy of Allah

is the closeness to Allah the closeness

to your deem the consciousness of the

affero to work on yourself and those

around you to resolve matters with those

whom you may have closest to you to

start with and then with the rest may

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala bless us all

give us all general firdaus may Allah

give us reason to smile and to be happy

hakuna probably had ours allah allahu wa

sallim wa barik ala nabina muhammad wa

salam alaykom

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