Channel: AbdelRahman Murphy
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the path of our lives on this earth is a road
tons of obstacles in the way. Tons of stoplights, speed bumps, potholes. Sometimes there are nice parts where you're driving kind of like PCH and you look to your left and you see the ocean you look to your right you see the beautiful mountains. Sometimes life is like that. But oftentimes, you run through detours, you run through obstructions, you run through difficulty.
And this is part of everyone's life. If you look at even the most righteous of people, the prophets, the NBN, may Allah have mercy on all of them and send us peace and blessings upon all of our profits, you find that they were the ones who encountered the most difficulty. You know, they used to ask the Prophet Muhammad SAW Salaam, the Quran, they used to ask him to sit down, they used to say, if God wanted to send us a message, if God wanted to prove to us that he existed, that we should worship Him alone, just like you're saying, why didn't he send us an angel? Why didn't he send us something so miraculous, a messenger so unlike us, that we would have no choice but to
believe in Him?
And the Prophet Mohammed Sol Sol them? Answer himself and the scholars often comment on this. And they say that, if Allah subhanaw taala sent an angel, a creature which by its definition is perfect. An angel literally when you see a child who behave so well, you say man, you're like an angel. Why? Because their behavior is so good. If Allah had sent an angel, a perfect creature to guide us, then who would we relate to? When we struggled when we occasionally slipped and fell when we tripped over that speed bump? Who would we relate to, we wouldn't have no one to relate to because we as human beings are broken, we are imperfect, we have struggles, and that's why Allah's mercy is so great,
because he's, he's trying to uplift US had he sent an angel we would not be able to relate and that's why Allah sent the prophets as human beings. If you look at the lives of the prophets, you find oftentimes that your life story will parallel with theirs, maybe not in the intensity, but generally speaking, it will and the story of the Prophet that we're going to talk about today is none other than Prophet Musa Colima, La La salon, a man who was incredible, a man who when the angel of death came to him, and the angel of death as all the prophets have the Angel of Death they asked prophets they don't take their soul without asking. They go out of respect. None of the commendable
love the angel does, went into him and said to him, are you ready and Musab punched him in the face and knocked out his eye?
The answer was no, he's not ready.
This was a man who was so dedicated to Allah and His path to Allah was riddled with obstacles with speed bumps with potholes, but we see it through his story, how to react and the lesson of it all. Actually, his story and his difficulty, believe it or not, began before he was even born, began before he was even on this earth. Around Pharaoh, the leader of his time, the leader of his of his area, had sent a decree because his ministers had warned him that a young man from India saw as a young boy who was born would overthrow him would be the one to overthrow his tyrannical rule. So in order to deal with this, he decided to kill all the boys that were born every single young boy baby
boy that was born, he would have them killed. And this sounds like a fairy tale. It sounds like a story. Sounds like something that couldn't be real. It sounds like fiction. But imagine for a moment for those of you who are fathers, imagine for a moment those of you who are older brothers and sisters, imagine for anyone who has seen a baby. Imagine taking that baby and killing it NDS life, the amount of hardness that must be on someone's heart to command says in order to have such an order to kill every single it's a statewide state sanctioned order to slaughter babies.
What a terrible situation that is that person would be in
and so most of the struggles began
Because eventually his ministers finance minister said you can't kill all the young men. These is this is our slave class, but nizoral are slaves. If you kill all the young men who's going to do all the work for us, there's only so much work that we can allocate to the women. We need young men to take care of different kinds of work. So they said what you need to do is you need to alternate years, one year you kill all the young boys, the next year, you let them live, how to win the Prophet, Prophet Musa his brother was born during the year where babies could live, he was saved by Prophet musante. Sam was born during the year where babies were supposed to be slaughtered.
So his struggles, his difficulties, these obstacles began before he even knew how to deal with them began before he was even born into this world when he was conceived. That's when his trouble began.
And he was born in secrecy and silence, and his mother didn't know what to do with him because the guards would come around every day knocking on the house.
Do you have any young boys in here and they would keep an eye on who was expecting and who wasn't. So they would know.
But miraculously by the protection of Allah subhanaw taala, her child was hidden, and Allah inspired her he gave her inspiration to put Musa Prophet Musa SNM in a box, in a chest, and to leave the chest out behind her house, in the river that was flowing there. And every day she would go back and she would feed the baby, she would take care of the baby's needs. And she would go back into the house so that when the guards came, they would inspect the house and see nothing was there and she would be able to still treat her son and keep in nurture him. One day, even Kathir says in his book, stories of the prophets causes lnbf. The rope that was tied to the chest that Musa was in broke, it
was loose, it untied and he floated away. And the mother realizes, so she told her daughter, Musa sister, she said, Go keep an eye on the chest, go see where it floats to. And if it comes towards the bank, grab it and bring it back.
And the sister was running after watching a long stream, imagine this, the chest is floating downstream in rapid water. And the girl is running after trying to keep an eye through the grass through the reads, try not to be noticed. And all of a sudden, she notices that her feet are ending up on the palace ground.
She noticed that she has encounters she has entered the area of town where he lives where he's palaces, and that the chest is floating down by the river where his palace is, the man who wants to kill all young boys is receiving a young boy in a package literally signed, sealed and delivered.
So the servants find this box, the servants of the palace, find this box, and they lift it up. And they open it and they see that there's a baby inside. And so they take it right away to fit down to the leader. And they say this is a baby. And if you look at its age, it's clearly been born in this year. And so from now on is ready to murder to slaughter the baby but his wife who had a soft heart, his wife says no. Can we keep it?
And the husband's you might know if your wife says, Can I have this or can I keep it oftentimes your heart softens a little bit. Right? Could be anything but you just for the for the pleasure and love of your own wife. You smile and say yeah, we can keep it. Even if you're like no Your mind is saying no your heart saying yes. And so he keeps the baby. But one problem. babies need milk. There's no one in the palace that the baby will take milk from Moosa will not take milk from any of the women in the palace. So his sister who pretends to be a random girl, goes to the area and says I think I know who can feed him. There's a woman in the town she has good luck with babies who need feeding.
She's a good nurse, that happens to be musos mother. So Moosa is then reunited with his own mother, by the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. By for Allen's guards, the man who's supposed to kill him.
You look and you see the difficulty that he went through, even before he was able to realize he wasn't able to cognitively process what went on what happened. But he was going through difficulty after difficulty. But through that difficulty, Allah subhanaw taala raised him in the house of around getting the best food, the best treatment, the best lifestyle, he was raised as a strong man, and you'll find out how strong he was. Later in the story. He goes and he becomes a young man.
And he sees two people fighting in Israelites when people from his clan because he's rebellious are ill and a Coptic Egyptian, and the Coptic Egyptian because they were the higher class in the social system. And the benefits are ill people, the people from his tribe were the slave class, they were often abused. And so he sees Moosa, who's this big guy, and they know that mooses wet nurse, the mother who fed him was from their tribe, so they kind of felt the belonging to Musa too. So they said Moosa, come help me out. This Coptic Egyptian is picking on me not hating on Egyptians, by the way. I'm Egyptian, you know? All right. Everyone's getting serious in the face. All right. So this
The man knows the venue Sorry, no, he says, He says come help me. This guy's picking on me. And so moves that goes up to the guy and he pushes them and the guy pushes them and Moosa punches him and the guy dies.
moves up punches a guy and he dies. He thought Kimbo Slice was serious. Right? You thought Pacquiao was serious. Mussa punched a guy and he died, his life was taken. The guy from Australia doesn't know what to do. He runs away, Moosa goes and hides. Then the next day Prophet Musa SNM is walking around town. A little bit nervous because he knows that if someone sees me and they saw what happened yesterday, something's gonna happen. He's walking in, he sees the same spot. He sees the same man from vinius Jor el fighting with another Egyptian. And so Moses says, Man, stop fighting then yesterday you got into a fight. Today you're getting into a fight. So he started walking
towards the fight to break it up. And the man from beneath the soil says all moose, are you going to kill me like you killed that guy yesterday? shouted it loud and clear. Imagine you're in Times Square.
Right? And everyone's there. Or you're on Rodeo Drive, right? Sorry, this is the other coast. You're on Rodeo Drive. And someone says, Hey, didn't you kill that guy yesterday? And there's a cop right there was the one who killed What?
This is exactly what happened in the middle of the market. This man shouts to Moosa didn't you kill that man? Are you gonna kill me like you killed that guy yesterday ha murderer.
All of a sudden a man comes running from the other side of town because word got back to the leadership the authority fit around that there was a murderer amongst them. And he says man, oxen, Medina, from the other side, he came. And he said, Oh Moosa, I'm telling you something, bro, you gotta leave because they're after you. You got to head out.
So first, we talked about the difficulty of being separated from your mother. Then we talked about the difficulty of growing up with outside of your family. Now we're talking about the mental and emotional trauma of killing someone. Right? nowadays with some of the video games that we see on the market, killing people is doesn't seem like a big deal. But if you go talk to people, if you visit the prisons, if there are brothers or sisters or whoever, just human beings who made a mistake of murdering someone, and they're, maybe you go speak with them, they'll tell you that it is one of the most emotionally and mentally scarring actions that a human being can commit. But you don't just
live down a murder. You don't just say, Oh, yeah, I'm a murder, I killed someone. It's something that haunts you for the rest of your life. Look at the emotional difficulty that Prophet Musa is being put in. A lot of us maybe we lost a loved one. Maybe we love someone or we proposed or something. It didn't work out. Maybe we loved our business and the business model failed. Maybe our family members hurt our feelings. We can relate to Prophet Musa he went through the same emotional pain. And now we see even more, that he was kicked out of his city to become a fugitive. He became someone who had to run away from the law. And if anyone in this room has ever been excluded from a
social circle, there was a party and you weren't invited. There was a wedding and you didn't get a card. You thought you were part of that group. But you weren't. Someone made you feel like you weren't part of their group. You can relate to Prophet Musa because he was told you're no longer welcome here, man, you gotta leave.
So he left and he ran. And he got to the city of meridian. And he saw a well, and over that well was a big cement slab. And the way that people would do it was they would have a group of 15 people, right men and women. Sometimes if there was almost a top set of five really strong men could do it. They can lift off the cement slab so people could use the well get water out. Moosa walks up to it, and people are struggling to women are struggling to get it off. And he goes up and he says, You need some help. They go, Yes, please. He takes the slab by himself and flips it off. So he's already punched the guy and killed him. And now he can lift a cement slab that five men usually lift, he's
He's very strong. They're very happy. They're very appreciative. They get their water they go back their dad happens to be profit charade. They go back in their father profit story about a salon he asked me says your back really early. You came back really early. Right? Normally, it takes you a lot longer to get the slide the cement off and back on and all the work. What happened today? Just a quick day, no line. He goes, and they answer. They go No, there was a really nice young gentleman. And he came and he bumped into us. And he asked us if we needed help. And we said yes. And he helped us. Profit drives that bring him to me. I want to thank him. I want to personally thank him for
helping you helping my daughters. So they go back and they tell him this. They go back and they tell him and Prophet Musa says okay, I'll follow you, but walk behind me and throw a stone in which way you want me to turn because I don't want to disrespect, Your Honor. Right? When the women came back brothers, he wasn't like, Alright, first, let me get your number. Right, and then we'll go back I'll meet your father. Or why don't why don't I add you on Facebook. Let's talk a little bit and then I'll meet you dead right?
That's not the situation that wasn't the process. The process was honor and respect. I had a conversation this morning with shake up the Nasr my teacher, about how oftentimes the discourse of women in Islam and hijab is that women have to wear hijab. Why? Because men, because men are insatiable beings can't control ourselves. Men have nothing to do with why women dress modestly. They dress modestly because Allah subhanaw taala wants them to that's the reason that's it. You ask the question in a public forum, what's the number one job of a woman, I've done this before? Brothers brothers, raise your hand raised the family and cook. Now the number one job of every human
being regardless men or women is to worship Allah.
Regardless of your gender, our interpersonal relationships don't add into our responsibilities. So anyways, so he respected the women. he respected them and he treated them with honor. They brought him back to the Father profits, right? profits rave says, I can't thank you enough. I own this business. I want you to work for me, and you can marry one of my daughters if you'd like getting a job and a marriage in this economy. Some brothers right now are like Mashallah, right? Maybe I can meet this prophets. Right, right. inshallah, and Jenna will meet him. I mean, so, he goes, he works for profit tribe, he gets all of this. Now keep in mind, this is difficulty. He has to go live in a
place he's never lived before. He has to work even on bass or the long lines that he worked for nine years hard work. It wasn't it wasn't sitting at a computer desk, hard labor, manual labor working for his father in law. Then after a while, like all of us, when we spend time away from our families, we begin to miss them. We begin to miss them as the story I told last week, I moved away from home, couldn't wait to get out of my parents house. That night, I was in my own apartment, my own car, my own fridge, everything. I was on the floor of my living room crying like a baby because I miss my mom.
So he's away from his family. He misses his family, he misses his mother, he misses his family. He says I'm going to go back. I know the story is getting long. But keep with me, we're almost at the end. He goes back with his family.
He goes back to visit his family with his wife and kids. He starts heading back and they get lost in the middle of the desert. No Garmin, no Google Maps, no iPhone, nothing to guide them. They look around, they're in the middle of the desert. If you're in the middle of the desert at night, with no provisions. You might as well say in the law when they land on June.
You might as well just give up. It's gonna end soon. All right, so he gets there. Often the distance he sees a fire. And when you see a fire in desert or in campgrounds, you know that there's life around that fire. There's people around that fire, making some food or using it for some sort of resource. So he tells his family You wait here, I'm going to go to that fire and see if I can get some edgy do not do that. See if I can get some hold that some guidance. What does he mean? He means guidance on where to go, what does he get guidance from Allah Subhana Allah subhanaw taala he ends up there he goes and he hears a voice says Musa Take off your shoes, you're in the sacred valley of
Torah, take off your shoes. He takes off his shoes he enters Allah spawn tada then speaks to him and says, I am your Lord. I'm your Creator. And he proves to me he says throw it on your stick. He has a walking step. So throw it down, you threw it down and started wiggling like a snake. It turned into a snake. He said, take your left hand, take your right hand and put it under your left armpit between your armpit and your chest. He pulled it out. And this man was a was a hand worker. His hand was a little bit darker because all of the work it turned bright shining white.
Allah subhanaw taala was proving to him I am your Creator, I'm your Lord. You're not going crazy. Listen up. Then he tells him this and this is the point of this whole hookah. All this story comes to one single point that we're going to take away today inshallah. Allah subhanaw taala talks to Moosa and he says, I know what you've been through. I know that your mother had to put you in a chest, I know that you floated down the river, I know that you were raised by one of the most tyrannical people have ever by the way before this whole conversation, a lot told him it heavily left it out in the hotel Hall, go to town. And given the message of Islam, what a difficult
situation you're being put in. It's like when your boss tells you to do something that you don't think you can do. He didn't think he could do it. He says, I know you've been through this situation, I know that you were floated down the river. I know that you've killed him. And I know that you were kicked out of your town. I know that you had to live by yourself. I know that you did this work. And now you got this job. And it was difficult work. And now I know you're lost in the middle of the desert, and you came to this fire to find guidance. I know every situation every difficulty you've been in, in life. And the last part of that says, was to not to clean up. See, he
says all of this. All of this difficulty. Every trouble you've experienced in your life has been preparation for myself, worse than out to get enough. See. The lesson from this hope that brothers and sisters is that each and every person in this room is unique in their struggle. Each and every person myself, everyone yourself, everyone. We all go through difficulties. We all have times where we wish we weren't in that situation where it has
hurts our heart. It hurts our body and hurts our mind to think about it. We failed the class of engagement was broken off. We didn't get the job we wanted something happened. We got into a car accident. But a lot teaches us through this story, that every difficulty every trial that you and I go through, is preparing us for greatness. Look at the greatness that Prophet Musa became after he went through all these difficulties. When you go to the gym and you lift weights, you don't put on no weight, you don't put on nothing. You don't take a lollipop stick and go like that. You put weights on because you want to get strong. So Allah subhanaw taala put life experience weights on
Moosa so he can get strong. And then he said this, all this experience, so that you were prepared for me,
is sent out in Arabic means to fashion to mold. So whenever a difficulty happens in your life, or my life, brothers and sisters, anything difficult happens. We can react to it in one of two ways. We can say Why me? Or we can say I'm getting ready for greatness. This is a lot preparing me for greatness. We asked the lowest percentile to allow us to accept and to embrace the greatness that befalls us through difficulties and through trials through good and through bad and we asked the last prophet Allah to make us more like his prophet Prophet Musa and all the prophets including our beloved Mohamed Salah, send them politically Heather was stuck for the law. Howdy welcome, Melissa
Lee Muslim and non Muslim at first up in Hulu Rahim. hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi woman's memb ascending laomi Deen, some typical there are some practical advice to walk away from this whole believes is whenever you encounter a situation, a difficult time in your life, something bad happens before you react before you say anything. We need to train ourselves to say 100 Allah, anything bad happens, we say 100. And there's a very famous story in the in Buddhist tradition of a man who received 10 horses, and then a man who received 100 horses, one men received 10 Well, men received 100. And they would always compare the
two and say man who received 100 man, you are lucky that guy only got 10. But then one of the horses in the men in the in the 100 group got sick, and the sickness was contagious, and all of the horses passed away. And the men who received only 10 were very healthy, and he maintained them very well. So you never know whether something is good or bad for you. That's why we say I'm humble enough, because even that car accident, even that letting go from the job, even that difficulty that failed exam, right could be good for us. There was a young brother in Dallas, Texas, who was a budding football star. Have you guys seen Friday Night Lights, you'll know what I'm talking about. He was a
budding football star. He got into a terrible, terrible lifestyle. He used to go out and drink party all these things. And his parents were very worried about him extremely worried. He got into a car accident and his leg got torn up and they basically had to amputate it. After that experience, he became someone who was attached who served the community, right? Because he woke up, he woke up and I'm not saying that Allah is going to take over our legs away if we make mistakes, but it's one example of how a bad situation can turn someone for the better. When life gives you lemons, we have to make lemonade in sha Allah to Allah so we ask the last prophet Allah to make us amongst those who
says 100 Allah Who says good things about any event that befalls us, whether we think it's good or bad, we treat it like it's good because Allah will give us the good from inshallah. And when we think it's bad, we asked a lot to protect us. We asked Allah spawn tada to liberate our people in Syria, our people in Egypt, our people and all over the world in Pakistan and Afghanistan, in Chechnya in Africa and Sudan and Somalia, everywhere in America here to uplift our community, Muslim and non Muslim to bring us together and to help our communities and to help icoi inshallah return back to the greatness that once was come to that inshallah and we asked the West mantises to cure
everyone in this community of any diseases and to forgive all of the recently deceased in the law woman actor who was suddenly not and maybe you live in mo Sol de la he was sitting with a steamer alongside the other Mohammed Ali Mohammed commissar later alibre him a radical send them
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