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This sermon was delivered on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha (Festival of the Sacrifice). This holiday occurs at the end of the annual Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca)in which Muslims remember and commemorate the trials and triumphs of the Prophet Abraham, upon him be peace.
Recorded in Pleasanton, CA on December 9, 2008
Where is Allah in your lives? … What are you willing to sacrifice for the deen of Allah his is the time to renew your covenant with Allah
From this day forward, do not miss your shalat…your shalat is not for your masjid, you make duas (pray) for your parents but your shalat is not for them, your shalat is only for Allah…innaa shalaati wamaasuki wamaa yahya wamaamaati lillaahi Rabbil’alaamin…
Luxury is not the goal in life…. the people closest to Allah in the akhira are the people who left the dunya for the sake of Allah …. You don’t pursue the worldly things for the sake of pleasure – but for the pleasure of Allah
There are economic crises… and its going to get worse… it’s still the same Lord. We dont worship the lord of prosperity – we worship the Lord of Prosperity and Hardship
You should be more afraid [of God] during easy times than hard times; because they knew that hard times would follow easy times; but easy times would follow hard times! .
You have to expect good things from the Lord… We are the people of optimism… The prophet loved optimism. He never looked at the bleakness of the situation. He always knew that Allah was with him… This is the difference between the people of hope and the people of dispair….
The people who hates islam the most, will become the strongest defender of islam once they know this religion. Those who hates this religion of Allah, if they get the message of islam, they would be the best friend of islam.