Imam W. D. Muhammad
With the Name Allah (in the Name of God), the Gracious, the Compassionate.
All praise is due to Almighty God, the guardian evolver and sustainer of all the worlds. The blessings and peace be upon Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah to us all.
O Allah, guide us, forgive us our faults, and grant us the blessing of faith. I bear witness there is no deity except Allah and I bear witness Muhammad is His Servant and His Messenger. Peace be upon him, his descendants, his companions, the righteous servants, all of them, and upon us in America and throughout the world:
Allah is the perfect being. Allah is all righteous, truthful — no imperfections in Allah. Allah is Supreme and Perfect without any imperfections.
Who is Allah? Allah is our God. And, what does that mean — Allah is our God? Allah is the object of my growth, my mind, my heart; everything grows towards Allah to please Allah. So if my whole being is reaching out, worshiping God, reaching out to please Him and He is Perfect, then I'm going to grow towards perfection.
And, Allah has said, "Commit no sins — commit no sins." He knows that we will fall into some small sin, but He asks us to commit no sin. Allah also says the Believers are those who avoid major sins and only fall into small sins. So that tells us that even the good man is going to fall into some small sin.
They say 'Oh, Jesus Christ never sinned.' Well, he's not here to tell me that, so somebody is going to fall into some small sin.
Never justify sin, sins cannot be justified. When you commit one, no matter how small, it's wrong. You have done a wrong and you will have to give an account for it.
Allah says, whether a sin be an atom-weight, you're going to have to account for it. And if there is an atom-weight of good, Allah says He's going to reward you for it. This is the perfect way......
And, Allah says He only rewards the sin with equal of the sin. Whatever the equal of the sin, that's what your punishment will be. And aren't we to be like Allah? If Allah is merciful, aren't we to be merciful? If Allah is wise, aren't we to seek wisdom? If Allah is just, aren't we to be a just people? Yes.
The Muslim strives to be like his God on a human level. He wants the attributes of his God to shine in his life. He knows he can't be Divine, he can't be a God, but he can be a good slave servant, an obedient slave.
He can idolize his God, is that right? Yes. Meaning we can take on some of the attributes of Almighty God. In fact, we are born with them. We are born with kindness in our nature, we are born with truthfulness in our nature.
You don't have to teach a human being to be truthful. You can go where there is no education, and the so-called backwards, primitive man and woman have a law — speak the truth. That didn't come from Mt. Zion. Moses didn't tell them that; God put it into their nature — yes.
So we should strive always to be the best person and never accept a speck of sin no matter how small it is — to be something that we can wear honorably.
No man can wear any amount of wrongdoing, honorably. We can only wear good deeds honorably. And, Allah calls us to good deeds and carries us to good deeds.
Whenever we mention the name of God, we should mention His name with great reverence. Allah says in the Quran that the Muslims are those that when the name of God is mentioned, they feel great reverence. They even sometimes tremble, and believe me the name of God puts trembling in the sincere Believer, especially when his mind hears it without any interference.
The world is so full of thoughts and your mind is so burdened with a billion things until when someone says, Allah, you half hear it. But the real Believer, if you can ever get his full attention or her full attention and say, Allah, it does something to the heart, you feel something inside.
O Allah. Make us of those who purify themselves and of those who repent, and guide us in your path. Amen.
Peace be to you
Your brother in service to Allah, Wallace D. Muhammad