Paths to Peace #13 Redemption At Last
Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
Series: Abdul Nasir Jangda - Paths to Peace - Ramadan 2023
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Because across social medias as well for our 12th day of Ramadan, 360 with among your Institute's, once again, I am your host, and I'm super excited to be back with you all Alhamdulillah we've been consistently having programming on the 30 stories of Revelation. This is our 12th day in a row and we're being joined by she had their Nesser Jenga, one of my favorite instructors in the entire world. And I cannot exaggerate that enough, I cannot emphasize that enough she had there, Nasser is going to be covering Redemption at last the story of COVID Malik, and the verses that we're covering today and Shaw, so it's a Toba versus 118 to 121 So if someone beats me to that you guys can drop
that into the chat please and thank you. Otherwise, enjoy it. Just give me a second and I'll drop the links that is what we're going to be covering for today's Ramadan 360 and for Arcor and reflect in sha Allah wish with Sheikh Mohammed Salim very excited for that, yes, that hamdulillah let's try to enjoy it eke out as much joy as we can of this time that we have left because it will just wish by I know that for sure. And hamdulillah for those who are familiar with they have their Nasser Mashallah. He's been an instructor with a mushroom Institute for quite some time. He's a specialist in Sierra and Hanafi fiqh. He's a founder and director of Belem Institute, as well as the Phantom
seminary and he's graduated from an alum course, from Jamia binoria, a bachelor's and master's and Master's in Arabic From Karachi University and a master's in Islamic Studies from the University of sin. He is one of my favorite people who teaches the Sierra the Prophet system. And just the way the style of his story is telling is just, it's unmatched. It's unheard of, and I cannot wait for you guys to get a chance to experience that in just a few minutes. Yes, and we just have to wait there for reposting that here in the chat. So the dog lovers number 182 121 is what we're covering in sha Allah for today's session. And I do want to give a shout out at how many you guys have heard from
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Allah, I know we've we've Alhamdulillah been giving and supporting very generously throughout this month, to make sure that you are supporting them specifically in sha Allah, especially for today, we like to take some time and some days to focus on the efforts of our charity partners. And today, Inshallah, we're going to be focusing on Islamic Relief Canada, so you can donate to them at Islamic Relief Canada, dot o RG, in YouTube, and on Facebook, you have their links and Sharla in your description bar. So please go support them there. And there'll be pinned up in the comments. And I do want to make sure that all of us here are consistently helping as much as we can today we had a
chance to hear a little bit from them as well, in today's session, and I'll drop that in the chat in just a second. I'll drop just the link for now. And then in sha Allah we will also drop a little bit more a little bit later as well. They are our official Canadian partner I think two years in a row, maybe three and Hamdulillah. So we've done great work with them over the past few years and made such an impact and I hope that you guys support them today as well. Marissa Wallach was someone with a lot coming all the way from Singapore. Marissa, do you come in post if Sephora or do you come in during when the last year I know because the timing changes for Ramadan. 360 year after year
sometimes we would people would be eating their savours and being on camera and joining us there and of course mashallah we have our consistent Singaporean and Malaysian students who are joining us locally and Australia. Australians as well. I see you Siri and they're like Mashallah. Joining us during our live classes that we have at a Munger Institute. Like sometimes going on their way to work or, you know, preparing breakfast and doing their morning routines. It's really beautiful to see it happening is that you're coming in from the UK you guys are mashallah superheroes coming in Michelle 10pm BST. So late in the day and Ontario, welcome. Welcome to Second Life here for being
present. Alhamdulillah my local folks as well. It's kind of this this this month is racing by so, so fast, but I'm glad that Hamza were in such great company all while we're here, and that we're been making the most of our time and it's honestly really humbling. And it's an honor to have those of you who joined us year after year
To be part of this experience may Allah accept from all of us. May Allah allow us to meet in this world in the Hereafter I'm in Yatra Welcome to salaam Sofia coming in from Brussels. Angelica YP. Of course coming in for liver Malaysia preparing your sewer. Okay, so that makes sense. I was wondering if it was like you're coming post fetcher if you're coming during similar time that's awesome. ziebell welcome Wellington Muslim exactly fair to those all of you who've been here on you know on time mashallah and who've been prepping and getting ready for the session and hamdulillah and inshallah we're going to be joined in just a minute with she had their Nasser to shake to kick off
today's topic, which I'm mentioned before, but I'm very excited to hear him share multiple shots every time i i learned for sure have the Nasser I'm like, I just wish I could drop everything and just move to Texas and be a full time student with him. Mashallah, like, there's just something about it. That is just undeniable of him the data. So I can't wait for you guys. Is there anyone who hasn't ever heard of she had been asked during that, like, this is the first ever time
what do you call it that you're attending any lecture that that he's been teaching? Just out of curiosity?
Really that many people?
I don't know. Where are y'all living? No way Huck from from Singapore and ham from London. It has gone I've seen your name for so many sessions before. That's so cool. Subhanallah Padma from Alabama. Shaimaa from Germany? Uh, no. Wow. There's quite a few of you know, I'm not I don't mean to, to tease you about it. But okay, so this is this is extra special for you guys. I guess. Of course, there's the the new folks of course, as well. But she's probably messenger is a treat. He used to teach a class with a mugger called firm ground. He's also taught purification act. Some of his favorite my favorite classes ever with a mugger were with him. I used to travel a credit Chase
class and see if I could get one where he was teaching or if I missed a date, I'd be so bummed about it. Alhamdulillah I've been a student of a mugger for longer than I've been, you know, a member of the team here and a volunteer even longer than that, and hamdulillah so last time, he was the first time you heard about him in Ramadan. 360s Mashallah, he's amazing. And usually, we have the honor of having him join us in Ramadan 360, the Hijra 360. Instead on the odd occasion in the webinar, and he just blows me away every single time. So if you get a chance to see him in person, maybe in a conference in the West, or to attend something from Kalam Institute, please make sure you take
advantage of that. And a reminder to everyone who's joined a little bit later that today, we are going to be focusing in sha Allah and the hard work and the efforts of Islamic Relief in Canada, who are official Canadian charity partner, but you can kind of support for these partners you can support no matter which corner of the globe that you're coming in from, because of how they usually have like, even currency conversions as well on their websites and their work is the same no matter where you are actually, for the Brits and the Americans. It's actually cheaper in some ways to donate. Sometimes to the Canadian charities. Sometimes when I donate to the American charities, I'm
like, Oh, that 40% currency conversion hurts me. But I come to the lads all for the sake of Allah. And a reminder is for myself, and then yourself, and then you guys as well is giving the charity never reduces from your wealth. And that's Subhanallah just a story from the last forgotten woman appeal we had a last week, I remember I was like, I wanted to make sure that the link was working and everything was going through smoothly and I wanted to support them as well. So I not as a bragging thing, but just as a reminder, so I made a little contribution and I was you know thinking about that and it was okay not come to let's for the sake of Allah and let him put out of my mind.
And the next day, I had been waiting for an airline refund for three years since the beginning of COVID. And they had been ghosting me and giving me so much grief and I just gave up on it. And the very next day I got an email telling me about five times the amount that I had donated had was coming back to me and a refund. I know every single one of us has one of these stories where you know like sometimes it feels like a tight time it feels like okay, this is maybe I'll give a little bit less or you know, I had a number in my mind I was like do I have to give that number maybe I'll give it like half of that amount. And so when a lot like with literally not even 24 hours later I
woke up the next morning and I was like this charity this site is this airline that I've been chasing months years at I just gave up finally fight they reached out to me and they're like, oh by the way we just processed your request. So that's just a little tidbit I'm sure you guys have your own stories I'd love to hear yours as well. And with that being said as well I see that you have their messaging that has joined us and hamdulillah for this session so I don't want to steal any of his time because I know we've been anxiously waiting to hear so inshallah chef whenever you're ready let me just quickly bring you back on there we go. So now my life and what happened the last year
they're not so how are you doing today? Are Making Salam What are you doing your hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah great to hear so shift I know I think half of my job I just I always spend is looking at people's background said you know your your background has always inspired me but I feel like you've switched things around. Are you
gotten what's going on now? Are you Yes. So yeah, we we moved since you know, we had the last session so it's a little bit of a different setup. Okay, mashallah, well, my broken I need space
facilitate there through it, I mean, and it's so lovely to have you back with us for Ramadan. 360 we have to set our clocks every year to look forward to your lectures and hamdulillah so I'm excited for your covering of the story of Cabot Malik inshallah for today's session, that's what versus once again, let me pull that out verses 118 221 So Toba Inshallah, so Bismillah I'm gonna pass it over to you and let's jump into this session
Bismillah, who would handily level salatu salam ala Rasulillah he was ready, he was hungry, he edge Marina salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
It's a pleasure to be here with you all today. And again, just as SR helps I mentioned, to not take anything away and to not delay getting into the story because it's a really remarkable story that we get the opportunity to cover today and to explore. So I want to make sure that we are able to explore it properly. So I'll go ahead and jump right into it. So
this particular story and a little tidbit about the story. The narration behind the story, the story of God bumalik the Allahu Taala and who is one of the lengthiest a hadith one of the laziest narrations in Sahih Bukhari
it's an extremely lengthy narration regarding Malika, the Allahu taala, and who he tells his story about what exactly transpired with him. And so essentially, we're basically going to be following along with that. So first and foremost, this entire incident occurs in the ninth year of hijra, the ninth year of the prophets, Allah deselms residents in the city of Medina. So in the ninth year,
the Muslims are in a very unique situation.
Six months prior to this incident of the book.
Mecca came into the fold of Islam.
Right. So in some ways, that sounds like the end of the story, right?
Morocco was where everything started. Mkhize where the struggle was Mecca where the people who resisted Mecca was home of the people who oppose the prophets. allottee Salam Maga was a place where did the prophets Allah ism was forced out.
And MCCA the Moroccans were the ones that were fighting in Baghdad in Orford in hundreds.
And so in the eighth year, six months before the moment, we are talking about six months ago,
the Muslims went to mucca mucca surrendered, came into the fold of Islam, not only Mecca, but then the surrounding areas like the tribes of Hawaiian right at the Battle of her name, and even they laid siege to the fortress of thought if
the whole area came into the fold of a song. That sounds like the end of the story. It's over. Victory was ears. Right? You had the revelation of things so to fetch enough of that Malika Tamil Bina, look at so the Allahu rasool Allah who will help God fulfill the dream of the messenger salatu salam, so it's over. But it wasn't over. And that's something very interesting about a lesson from the CEDAW. Is that
this sometimes, right when, you know, we figure that things are done.
We've made it, we did it, we scaled the mountain.
Then Allah subhanaw taala tells us
why. Because we were meant for levels higher than where we are.
We are trying to sell ourselves short.
We're trying to stop here, said we made it here. We're good for Allah subhanaw taala saying no, you have more to go.
So Allah pushes us further up.
And Allah subhanaw taala tested the the Muslims at that time. So what happened? News came from the north of Medina, the north of Arabia, that a Roman army rumored to be at least 100,000 strong.
And then there were follow up reports of maybe 200 Maybe 300,000
Muslim, but nonetheless 100,000 strong. This army was coming down from the Roman Empire, and was going to be invading into the Arabian peninsula with the specific goal aim and target
of attacking the Muslims and attacking Medina
that they wanted to deal with this growing
force. That was Islam.
So the prophets, Allah Islam said that the commander of Allah has come that we have to respond in kind, we have to make a strong showing.
So we are all going to go in the room, if I found with a collar, everyone has to go.
So every able bodied adult male,
so if a male that was over the age of 15,
and was physically healthy,
had to go.
And until or unless they were like, you know, they had some kind of
disabilities all kinds of challenge. They are they were very elderly or sick. Outside of that all the men had to go
number one, number two, everyone was asked to donate whatever they could donate, contribute whatever you can. We need all hands on deck.
Every everyone has to go. Yes, go to war. We're gonna go fight this huge army coming from Rome.
So the effort began at that. And everyone started getting ready. And everyone started donating everything that they could. This is that famous moment where we look at it where Amara Delano talks about hadith of Makati that I always, you know, a boubakeur was like my older brother. So there's a sense of kind of sibling kind of rivalry like a, you know, good spirited kind of competition, competition and good. And I was never able to do other work.
But at this time, I thought I might be able to, because I knew that Abu Bakr was not financially very, very, he wasn't doing financially very well at this time. And I was doing financially very well.
So I knew that I'd be able to give more.
And he goes,
we work harder, the longer showed up to donate him make his contribution. And I looked at the quantity, the size of what he brought, and it was physically less than what I was bringing. So I said, Okay, finally I was able to outdo the big brother of a worker.
And then the prophets, Allah, He said, asked him, What did you leave behind?
And he said, Allah and His Messenger Salamis.
I left behind faith for my family.
My family has given everything they have.
And Amara said that at that moment, I realized I can never do this man. He's just made of something different.
Right? Kids say he's different. Right? On what are they allowed to tell? I know, he said, I brought half of everything I owned.
Both mono the Allahu taala. And who donated the supplies for nearly a third of the army.
And the way he donated is also very beautiful, the profit systems that who said, how who can donate this much? And he sort of means that I will.
And then the prophets, Allah isms, and who else can donate X amount? And he stood up and he said, I will do that. He said, Who else can donate that amount? And he stood up and he said, I will. And then who else can donate that amount that he sort of beginning said I will. And he kept standing up and raising his hand over and over in the process and kept saying, Who can donate this amount? And Allah will give you paradise? And he said, I will. And then again, he would ask and then again, he would. So finally somebody said that, look, if you're planning to give all this much, why didn't you just stand up one time and say I'd like to give X amount. He goes brother, the profits alabi some
kept promising paradise. I wanted to get that guarantee again and again and again and again and again and again.
I read another narration that was very beautiful. Another Sahabi the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam walked into the room. And the prophets Allah they said, he said, I said our alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh, which is a DUA, a Peace be upon you at the mercy of Allah be upon the way the blessings of Allah be upon.
And there's one Sahabi who was there he goes, he responds to the salon with the process and he does very quietly he just goes
and the prophets Allah Islam didn't hear him respond. So he figured maybe he didn't hear you know. So again, the prophet Sessoms salaam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
And the sahabi again, very lightly says
and the process and theory we didn't hear, so he says it a third time as salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh and this Avi again slightly says
and finally somebody else there says, What are you doing? Why do you keep doing that? You keep like mumbling. Why don't you say loudly the Facism doesn't realize you can hear.
And so then he finally realizes, okay, the gig is up. So he tells the prophets Allah Islam, yeah rasool Allah please forgive me. I heard you every single time you said Salam and wallah, he, I responded every single time. I would never disrespect to you out or someone but you are making dua over and over and over again, how could I not keep taking it?
Right. So it is a very beautiful dynamic to Sahaba had. So anyways, moving on.
The prophets, Allah, He said, everyone's got to bring everyone to to get everything that they can and everyone showed up, and everyone brought everything that they could bring.
And they pulled it all together.
Gavin Malik. Now a quick little introduction to Calvin Malik. Gavin Malik is a younger Sahabi.
But now he's kind of like, you know, maybe he's in his mid to late 20s.
He's kind of coming into that part of life where you really settle down, you know, you got
your family is growing, your businesses growing your house is getting bigger, like that part of your life.
because when he first became Muslim, before the prophets a lot he sent me even made Hinduism. He was one of those people that was converted to Islam by wasabia, later the Alon, and he was a very young man, young and he was actually a very talented poet.
And that's why when the prophets Allah nation first met him, he was amongst the 60 Plus companions on Tsar Medina Muslims that came to Hajj to give the oath of allegiance to the prophets or lobbies and make the proposal, please move to Medina.
And he says that I went with an older sahabi, who I was supposed to kind of look after, but Robin Maru, I was with him and he went to go meet the uncle of the prophets of Allah bass. And he asked Allah Abbas, the uncle of the prophets of Salaam, can you introduce us to the prophets Allah so because we hadn't met him yet we became Muslim Musab converted us, and we hadn't met him yet.
So when we met him, Ibis introduced the elder. However Robin Maru say the coffee will Kavita Homer Sharif a warm look at that, look at that, look at that. This is the robin Maru. He is a leader of his people. He's the older of his people, he's a statesman of his people, and etc, etc, etc.
And then he pointed out I mean, those were helicopters.
And this is common,
right scout rifle.
And God said, I felt this big.
felt this big.
I was finally meeting the prophets a lot. He said,
this is like a dream.
And I just got
you know, I just got turned into chopped liver.
And he said, I felt so small.
And he says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Subhanallah he was so empathetic. He said he felt it. He could feel it.
And the prophets, Allah the salam said, he turns to me before the elder, he turns to me and he goes, I shied.
Hey, I've heard about you, cabin Malik,
a sheriff, you're the poet.
And I was like, wow, he knows me.
And I said, Yeah, that's me. And he said, I heard you're really talented.
And he said that I will la unsampled or select salon. I will never forget how the process have validated me in that moment.
So that's Kevin Malik. Okay. And on that night when they gave the oath of allegiance, where they made the proposal to bring the process into Medina Gaben Malik was the first one to give the oath of allegiance.
So use a dedicated, devoted companion and Sahabi of the prophets a lot, he said.
And now, eight years later, nine years eight
everyone's being called on that we have to go fight this Roman army.
And God said, I was doing really well. My family was growing, my business was growing, my house was getting bigger, all of it.
And I said, you know, I need to start preparing. I need to start making some preparations. Shall I'll do it tomorrow.
And I'll do it tomorrow. I'll take care of it later. Yeah, I'll get to it. I gotta get to it. I got to do this. I got to do that. I still got that I still got this. And I just stayed stuck in that.
And I was stuck. And I kept putting it off and putting it off and putting it off and putting it off and putting it off. Until the day came when I heard the news. The prophets of salaam just departed with the Muslims 30,000 Muslims, they departed.
And I was still not prepared. I hadn't done anything.
So then I was like, Man, look, I've been lazy and slacking off. I gotta, I gotta get my act together. Yeah, I gotta first thing.
And I just put it off tomorrow, this evening, tomorrow, tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow evening, day after, you know, I heard you know, maybe the weather looks like it's gonna be bad. We'll wait a day or two. And I just kept putting it off, putting it off, putting it off, putting it off.
And then 20 days of a journey. What's your 20 days of a journey
to get from Medina tutor book.
And they arrived there.
And then they camped at the booth for 20 days. The Roman army never showed up. The prophets allowed him to move and asked one time while they were camped out at
the Toronto Wiscombe.
See us Allah.
What did we say?
Once or how we even kind of said he goes the dunya
dunya gotta write.
Luxury got him. He's gotten too comfortable.
And the process some stay quiet. He didn't say anything.
And after 20 days of camp out there, they departed to come back to Medina. Tom said I had still been putting it off for 40 days.
And then I received news that they were on their way back.
And he says My heart just sunk.
And I realized what had just happened.
And I started thinking to myself, What have I done? What am I going to say? How am I going to face the prophets a lot. He said up
until they came back. They arrived back when they arrived back all these it's been 60 days, two months. And all these hypocrites started lining up and giving all kinds of excuses. Yes, Allied is I wasn't feeling well. And you know, this came up that happened and this happened and yeah, 30 Runa la comida Raja to relay him Paula Tata zero, Baba and Allahu Akbar, Baba and Allahu Akbar decom. That they come to you making excuses. Tell them Don't make excuses. Allah has told us exactly what what your situation is. But just the prophets or something just kind of just kept nodding along. Sure. Okay. Okay. Okay. Okay. And they were all making false excuses. And he said I was in line. And when
I got in front of the prophets, Allah, they said, I had, he's a poet. He's very talented with his words. And he said, I had all kinds of things ready in my head.
And I looked at the prophets a lot. He said, I'm going I said, Yeah, Rasul Allah, I can't lie to you.
This what's the point of lying to you? I believe, and also Allah can Allah Allah gives you revelation, You Allah will send you the truth. So what's the point of lying? I got lazy. I lost focus. I messed up. I have no excuse for my behavior.
At the most dire moment, when the whole community was in danger, the Obama was in danger.
what can I do
to pay my penance
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? He said, Okay, just go and wait. And Allah will send some instructions, await those instructions.
So he says, I went home. And as I even left there, people said, Why did you Why didn't you just make an excuse?
And he said, I can't lie to the processor. He goes, later on, I found out that there were two other individuals. Gao was about 20 something. There was another 3040 Something individual by the name of Murata tunnel Robbia who participate
fading in Baduk all the battles with the process. And there was another older individual like 50 something. His name was Hillel Luke Vega.
And he had also participated in buzzard and all the battles. And the I was told that they were had a similar situation as me they just stayed back. They went through the process and when they said you have a salad, no excuses, we rest up.
He says the prophets a lot is someone does. And he said, Allah has put you initially for 40 days in a period of isolation, solitude,
reflection, repentance, remembrance of Allah, that's it, no distractions. You are not to socialize with anyone. You are not to engage with anyone. This is time for you to spend, spend in the remembrance of Allah and repenting to Allah, in reflecting upon your situation, your relationship with Allah, we initially use 40 days.
And then it was increased another 10 days and made 50 days.
And God said it was very, very difficult.
He said my other two
you know, compatriots, they would, after a few days, they just kind of stayed within their homes and kind of, you know, secluded themselves to their homes, they would spend their time there reflecting and crying and making the eye and reading Quran and making the cut and just praying. He said I was a little bit more outgoing. He's a poet. He's a young man. So he said, I would go to the masjid to pray.
And he goes, specifically, what I would do is I would sit sometimes at kind of, to the side of the prophets of Salaam, between the prayers before and after. And I would sit there looking down to like, kind of feel the eyes of the process. And among me, you know, you can kind of feel like somebody's looking at you.
And he said, then all of a sudden, I would turn and I would lock eyes with him in the process, I would look away. And then I would look back down, or wait a little while, and then again, I'd look at him and I catch him looking at me again. And I would just do this. He said I would walk into the room and I would say to the process, salam alayka Yara salah,
and I would see if the lips of the processor would move responding to me.
And his lips would move every single time. And that's how I knew that I would be okay.
And he said this is went on.
And it became a lot.
He said one day I was in the marketplace. And somebody was like carbon money cabin Malik
psychos calling my name. Nobody supposed to be dealing with me right now. And His messenger. He says, I have a letter for you. Take the letter and I opened it. It was from the Christian king of the north of Arabia, who was an ally of the Roman Empire. And he said to cut the Belladonna
and Asahi Bukka, Khadija *. We've received the news that your friend has abandoned you. Mohamed salah the salam has discarded you.
we would like to welcome you.
We won't treat you like that.
And God said when I read that
one would think that someone would be flattered.
He said I was so insulted
because he said that.
That means they would only send that offer if they thought there was even the slightest chance that I would accept the offer.
US would they ever send that offered Abu Bakr
would they ever send that offer to our mother to Earth Manju Ali
descended to you said to themselves, they send it to you what city of Africa.
Instead, I took the letter and there was a furnace there was like a fire and thrown into the fire.
And he said I got so just just frustrated with myself that I went to my cousin's house.
And he was on his roof. And I climbed up and I said, cousin and he goes we grew up together. We're like twins. We're like brothers. He said, cousin.
I'm Muslim. You know that right?
I'm a real sincere Muslim, you know that right?
And he wouldn't respond because he wasn't supposed to.
As a response
when he said that, we obey Allah and His messenger.
And he said that was rock bottom.
No, it was rock bottom.
And he goes, I finally just broke.
And I poured my heart out to Allah.
And I cried to Allah said, Oh, Ally master,
will take me back into your good graces your mercy.
And he said, not short, not long thereafter, shortly thereafter.
I was sitting after Fajr in the morning time on the roof of my house, just, you know, I'm just in that, still that state.
And he said, all of a sudden, somebody, a guy, I knew he came up there, and he said, Congratulations, congratulations, God.
So congratulations. Well, congratulations. And you said, Allah has sent down your forgiveness. You're welcome back. The prophecy is on waiting for you in the masjid.
And God said, I got so excited. I was so happy to hear that, that he said, I took off my shirt, and I gave it to him.
And then, I got down from my roof, and I said, I need to go to the budget, I realized I didn't have another nice shirt.
So then I went to my neighbor's house. And I said, can I borrow a shirt? I have to go meet the profits a lot. He said. And he said, yeah, here, here's a shirt go. And he says that I put the shirt on and ran to the machines, especially I could.
And he says when I reach the door of the masjid, and I looked inside, and I could see the process of sitting in there and his face was beaming. He was smiling at me. It's like the full moon to staring at you.
And the Sahaba were sitting around him, and it's just a few feet away. But he goes done, ha. He jumped up and he ran to the door and hugged me at the door. And he said, I will never forget that kindness of the Lord showed me
the way he welcomed me just a few steps. It's the little things that matter.
It's the little things that matter.
And he said I went to the prophets of Salaam and then the prophets Allah the salam recited the verses to me.
And that is a story of my repentance.
Now let's look at the verses. So we'll begin with
verse number, technically, it's verse number 18 118.
But we need to go back just a little bit to verse number 117. So that verse number 118 will make better sense to you if you go to one 170
Allah says, aka tab Allahu Allah No biggie. Well, mahadji Rena well unsolved
All right, actually.
Give me a moment.
Me aware better. You do this together?
Some little bit.
The Surah So the Toba verse number 117 that we're looking at inshallah.
In the chat, we'll link it again. Just go back by one verse 118 to 121 is where we're covering and 117 is what we're starting to set the scene inshallah.
Sir, thank you
okay, hopefully everyone can see my screen now.
So Allah subhanaw taala says, look at salve, Allahu Allah. No biggie. Well, mahadji Rena, well, unsalted Levina turbo. FISA idlers sorority Member ID Makka zeal Kulu for letting me know so much about him. In a who be him Rafa Rahim, Allah says that, indeed, Allah has certainly showered his mercy and forgiveness and blessing upon the prophets, a lot of them of course, but also upon his companions, both the more hygiene and the unsought. They are those devout people who followed him. The prophets a lot, he said them into the most difficult moment of hardship after
their hearts were tested, and their hearts were shaken.
But then, Allah showered his mercy and repentance upon them. And he indeed is very compassionate, gracious and merciful.
And then what Allah falafel Medina
Hulu. Allah also showered his mercy and his forgiveness and his repentance ultimately, upon the three who stayed back, who faltered, who did not make the journey at that summit so that they were put in this isolation that they're baccata elation when the Earth became constricted upon them be Morocco but even though the earth Earth is so vast, well baccata Allah him and Fuso him, and their own souls became constricted upon them. Well, one knew, and they finally reached that point where they realize a level, min Allah He in La ilaha illa Leakey, that they realized, the only place to go to get away to escape to save yourself from the Wrath of Allah is to go to the Mercy of Allah.
They broke down and they open themselves up to Allah, some of the time but I let him in and Allah forgave them, Lea to Allah opened the doors of his forgiveness and mercy to them so that they may seek repentance. And indeed, Allah is the One who constantly grants repentance. So they were forgiven. And then the, the verse goes on to talk about, you know, just in general, the sacrifices that were made by many people, but this is the crux of the matter,
that those three people that stayed behind,
they were put in that isolation, one might wonder why so harsh.
But because that's what was needed, in order to sometimes snap out of the delusion and the distraction of this world.
And they regain the clarity.
All I need in my life is Allah.
That's all I ever need.
And once they regain that clarity,
they repented and ALLAH forgive that. And Allah in the lower door, Allah was always going to forgive them.
Allah just needed Allah just put them in that situation so that they could gain the clarity.
Because Allah is totally forgiving and merciful.
And we should all draw the inspiration from this.
For all of us, to seek the forgiveness and the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. regain our clarity here in Ramadan, as we are gathered here right now, in this gathering, let's all regain our own clarity. We're all living in delusion and distraction. All we need is Allah. All we ever needed was Allah, all we want is Allah.
And then we turn to Allah with that kind of vulnerability, brokenness, open heart,
and Allah will shower His mercy and forgiveness upon us. May Allah subhanaw taala accept from all of us. Zachman located on Baraka, la Feeco. My apologize sysops my apologies for going over time, but I'll hand it back over to sister Hafsa. Not at all. Inshallah we'll see if we can take a couple of questions at the end of the session. We just have a little pause for presentation. But no, no need to apologize. Yes. I was saying the earlier part of the session that honestly every time I listen from you, I wish I could just like quit everything leave Canada moved to Texas and just learn from me full time. So just like the left here, that was a beautiful session. Inshallah we look forward to
the gems that you guys have been sharing and any questions that you have. It's on topic on a story of Gavin Malick insha, Allah please note them down now and we'll take them in a few minutes. But before we do that, in sha Allah, we have the honor of being joined for a very special presentation with an organization with people that are close to our heart. You guys know this Ramadan Alma group has been partnering once again, with Islamic Relief Canada, they're doing so much essential work on the ground Alhamdulillah in the most needy areas around the world, and today, we're going to be joined by Jason. So he was a very stressful job, completed his hips while studying Business
Economics at York University, and later pursued Islamic Sciences at Al Rashid Islamic Institute. He's completed a seven rigorous seven year Allen program and he's also currently an imam at mustard Abraham and instructor at Bethel Institute. And he's an essential contributor across the DTA with a lot of relevant children's programs, Islamic courses at universities. He delivers quick buzz and he does so much for our community locally and it's an honor for to have him join us of humbler for our program today. And to speak a little bit about something that's more essential than I can I can mention I hope that you guys listen carefully inshallah to his presentation. Does that live here for
joining us? Yes, hey, I'll pass over the stage to you.
I would rather first shift and also to continue Subhanallah
but there's like a location for that beautiful reminder. And you know, the importance of turning back to the last panel to other human hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam o Allah should have for them David Mussolini, Vienna, Muhammad wa and he was obvious my individual
This video is Cindy Emily, one of those that have been designing locally called Allah subhanahu wa ala and then egpa team and our I would like to begin by thanking and Maghrib for giving Sameera leaders opportunity to talk about a cause that was very dear and near to our beloved messenger SallAllahu, I knew he was sent in because he was one of them. And that is the cause of orphans. And what better time to talk about this in the month of Ramadan a month that was named charlatan, boy, I started by the messenger of allah sallallahu, I knew he was sending them a month of mutual love and respect. We know and when we look at the into the lives of the habit of the alarm went home, that
how cautious they were in making sure that they would spend time with these people who are in need. And they recognized and realized the Hadith of the messenger of allah sallallahu it he was sending them that he said that you are held and given victory because of the weak amongst you. So when we help the orphans or when we help the needy, it's not that they are, you know, we are doing them a favor, rather, it's quite the opposite. They are the ones that are doing us a favor. And so he recognize this. And so we find that he would only have meal with the Messiah keen with those in need. Sometimes you'll be having Iftar with his family. And we know exactly how, you know, when we
look at the fruit of your third time, we just want to dive into it. And we have that craving and stuff. And so how about human beings is one of the Iftar time they will want to go and eat it, but there'll be a knock on the door. And when he would open it up, it will be somebody asked me for food, he would take the food that he'll be eating and give it to that poor person while leaving a little behind for his family. And he would continue to be in the state of hunger. So this is something that we realize and recognize that this is something that's a very important concept. If you look at the word narrative for orphan is IE a team, which literally means something that has
been taken away from its source, you know, the entrepreneurs behind me, he says in his famous dictionary for that over on that your team actually is related to another word in Arabic, which is dunya tema, which is a pearl that has been taken out from its source, like a unique pearl. And so there's this idea that orphans are, you know, very unique, you know, we shouldn't look down on them, they're an integral part of this ummah, that have been, you know, separated, unfortunately, because they don't have the the father figures but they're still part and parcel of this global OMA and hamdulillah Islamic Relief has been blessed by Allah subhanho wa Taala to look after these orphans,
globally responsible for 53,000, orphans Hamdulillah. And, you know, although the numbers are great, but if you look at the total numbers un came out with a statistic saying almost hypertrophy 3 million orphans, so it's really a drop in the ocean, but oceans meal drops. So if he you know, continue putting in the effort, that inshallah we will get there, we will see just wherever no one is left behind. And Hamdulillah, when you sponsor an orphan through Islamic Relief for as little as $75 a month, you.
You help them with their education, you help them with their shelter, you help them with providing education, and you can actually write letters to them, which is very important, because a lot of these orphans, they just don't need monetary support, you know, there's a lot of emotional support they need, there's a lot of, you know, psychosocial support. And so when you sponsor an orphan to assignment, many of you have the opportunity of actually writing letters to them, you can send gifts to them. And if you happen to visit the country of the orphan Ugandan, we can set up a meeting for you as well. hamdulillah I've seen some amazing, amazing meetings where the sponsor and the orphans
mashallah they met and it was just, you know, love that cannot be described to Pamela that feeling the emotions, because a lot of these orphans, their only source of support is that money that comes in feeling the only source And subhanAllah we have orphans now who are sponsored by Sonic relief at one point. Now there are doctors, now they're engineers, now they're out there. I was in Ethiopia.
And, you know, there are staff members working for Islamic Relief, who were at one point orphans pilot with no support, and they recognize and realize, you know, the favor that people did on them by, you know, being there for them. And now it's patola the god the education, they, you know, they actually work through their difficulties and hamdulillah finally, were hired by Islamic Relief on the basis of merit meaning they are mashallah they develop those skills by going out there and getting educated 100 And I had the opportunity of visiting one of these homes, Ethiopia, I mean, there are a lot of homes, I just want to mention, one of them. And this is supposedly someone who
was in a better living condition. You know, we complain about, you know, living in small homes, so there's that and the other you know,
There's honestly there's nothing for us to complain about Allah has blessed us with so many blessings. So Allah gave me the opportunity to visit this orphans home. And subhanAllah you know, when we entered how the house was made of mud and straw,
as soon as you enter, you see the kitchen on one side, you take two steps, and that's everything that's their living room, their bedroom, you know, their dining room, everything their kitchen, small, tiny kitchen. That's it. That was the entire room. And so I asked you, I said, Well, you know, what about the, the washroom, and they said, for the washroom, you have to go outside, there's nothing inside. And subhanAllah I, I just couldn't fathom the whole idea, you know, of just just for you to, you know, for something that we take for granted, you know, we have attached bathrooms now, you know, like this, this whole concept and then just leaving the house and going outside and five
others. May Allah Subhana Allah make it easy for them. So hamdulillah we're working tirelessly on the ground to make sure that your donations reach those individuals on a quarterly basis. Islamically If staff members we go to all those orphans, and we have a checklist that we follow to make sure that they are enrolled in educational institutes, that they are getting the education and they are being taken care of. So it's not just giving the money but also making sure that they you know, their health is being taken care of and nutrition is being taken care of 100. And a lot of these origins are not just in the big cities, but also in the small and remote areas. I'll just end
with mentioning one story from the life of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa salam when it comes to his interaction with the orphans, there was a Sahabi by the name of the sheath of the Allahu anhu, who was a young companion and his father took part in battle of opioids. And subhanAllah he, you know, his father passed away so it was a practice of the Muslims when they will come back from the battle, you know, she has mashallah spoke about the bandwidth to book. So, when the Muslims came back, they were stationed outside and, you know, the army was reunited with the family. So, you know, the families came out, they met their their fathers, their brothers, and
everyone was hugging and it was a moment of love of joy of ecstasy. And Bushido the Allahu Anhu was a young companion, who was roaming between the rings looking for his father and he just couldn't find him until he came to the Messenger of Allah said Allah what He was saying out of Sula, where's my father? And Rasul allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam become became emotional and he started tearing up and but should have the loved one who came behind him. And he said, You're a sunnah Allah, where is my father and a son of loss. Allah said him couldn't take it. And he said that she aren't you happy that from 20? Mohammed is your father something along either he was salam and Aisha
is your mother. So my brothers and sisters, but she, he found the messenger of allah sallallahu ala he was started on what about the shears of this ummah, who will be fine, they are the almighty of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So again, I would like to thank a mother for giving this opportunity. Please go ahead to Islamic relief.ca make a contribution make a difference from the comfort of your homes or teens will on the ground. Go ahead and make sure that your donation reaches the right individuals Xochimilco Faden and Allah Subhana Allah bless you, and the you know, the gathering of alien is a gathering that's surrounded by angels. So it was possible except for Nisha,
Allah, don't forget me is forceful and utilize as well. It's like a love affair
of Allah really shaved for your presentation, and I hope that everyone took a second inshallah to click on the link that we dropped in the chat and that's on social media, it's pinned up as well. Please take a second, like as Hanalei there's no more that can be said to pedal I'm even I'm a little overcome is that you know, to be an orphan I saw on the on the Islamic Relief page, such amazing
like tokens and messages, but to be an orphan is to suffer like really unimaginable loss, one of the most difficult experiences that you can ever have in a lifetime. That that feeling of safety, that feeling of support, that feeling of being taken care of, as a vulnerable child that's unimaginable, to have to go through that and to have to take care of yourself. So please make sure that I'm so proud of especially for the efforts they do to have a holistic response to the plight of orphans, and to make sure that they're taking care of emotionally and psychologically as well. So make sure that you're supporting them it's an honor to partner with Islamic Relief once again, once again, the
link with Islamic Relief Canada dot o RG that's leaked everywhere on social media, and hopefully you guys can click on that as well. We'll drop it once again on telegram and in the chat. Just echo Fairbrother che once again for being with us and inshallah you guys will have an opportunity to continue supporting Islamic Relief throughout the month, but don't forget this call inshallah today. With that being said, I do want to take I know we're we're doing that we were uncertain nice to speak when it came to timing. I think I know we're getting a little late right now. But if anyone has any questions on the story of Gabby Malik that I missed that you would like to drop in the chat
we can take one or two questions.
because it showed him that Allah is still with us. Otherwise inshallah we can jump into all the reflections that I'm sure you guys are excited to share in our on reflect session today. I didn't see anything specific so far. Yes, Nima I see you and she didn't answer inshallah bring you back for the q&a inshallah. But Nick was asking me ask what was kind of in Malik's reaction?
So, obviously, elation and joy, happiness, all just kind of overwhelming within that moment.
You know, that was his reaction, like we talked about, you know, he was so overjoyed he took his own shirt off and gave it to the person delivering the news to him and ran to the masjid and, you know, embrace the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
So that was his reaction, you know, does what one would expect, being very overwhelmed and overjoyed at being forgiven by Allah subhanaw taala.
See, another question from for here from Minnesota. And that is, why did it take that long for Eliza pan IDI to respond? That's a really, really good question, right? Because the general idea is obviously it doesn't take a loss, or whatever, any amount of time to be able to respond or etc. But it was more so the time that was deemed appropriate and needed for God, to be able to spend that time really thinking through everything that had happened, reflecting on everything that had transpired. And being able to then
kind of move forward with a renewed perspective. So and it kind of tells us a lesson that, you know, hastiness is in human nature.
We're all always in a rush. And sometimes the biggest, you know, the best thing that we need, is a little bit of time, just by ourselves, to be able to think things through and work through things. And so
yeah, but you know, so it is a bit of a time, it is quite a bit of time, but, you know, it's time well spent. Beautifully said, Chef, and well, the final question we'll take from Anna from Manila, Manila is when placed in such a difficult position, what are the practical ways we can do to stay the course? Right?
It's always important to remember your Why. Why are you here? Why are you muslim? Why are you doing what you're doing? Right? Again, I don't want to talk about a Sahabi in that way, but just we in the story, he tells us himself, he got a proposal, he received an offer from the Christian king.
If he would have chosen to take that offer, you could have just packed his bags and took off. That's it.
Nobody was forcing him to stay.
But he remembered why am I here? I'm here for Allah.
I'm here because I believe in Allah. I'm here because I believe in follow the messenger of Allah. I'm here because I want the pleasure of Allah. I'm here because I want to attain eternal salvation, and success. And that's it. You just have to remember, you know why you're here why you're doing what you're doing and that will really fuel you and carry you through the most difficult moments where last one Rotella grant dollars he's I mean, yeah, but I mean, does that qualify? Sure have they're not there for once again, blessing us with your presence for Madonna 360 We hope to somehow get you back in Ramadan some way somehow inshallah through one of our programs, but may Allah bless
and except from you all your efforts, I know Pelham is very busy. Mashallah, during this month as well, is there anything that you'd like to share before you go in terms of some of the activities that you have going on?
No, I'm the ladders, you know,
a lot of programs going on, we do have some daily lessons and rules and lectures going up online. So just go to the kalam YouTube channel, check it out in sha Allah, and any way that we can be of help and assistance, Inshallah, we're more than happy to
accept from you so go to call them and let them know a mugger was sent to you in sha Allah. All right, yeah. It's been a pleasure to have you with us again, take care of Saddam wanting so that we can share so now never got too good to see you. Good to see you. Last week was in Medina. Mashallah. That's right. That's right. It's just so odd. I mean, the shift in the most random places in the world. Allah has, you know, we never met I heard you're coming to my new town, which is Atlanta.
But I'm, I'm going to Toronto at that time, you know, I'm not going to be able to I was invited for an event with you, but Hanalei was not able to make it so I apologize. But you know, definitely since now I'm down south I'll probably run into a lot more in Tel Aviv and inshallah inshallah we'll make it happen we'll make it yeah, we'll make it happen. But you know, rappers is still above Mavericks at the end of the day, you know, that's what that's what that's what matters to us. You know, right now, it's been a rough year.
Because I heard you bleed blue, but I bleed red. I do I do. I know. Next year, inshallah. Inshallah, inshallah. Definitely
love to see you and connect with new chef Baraka logic.
When it comes to small world that hamdulillah or he has made that I we've just been taking time from you just willy nilly, so apologies for that. But I think that was a very incredible and a beneficial time at Hamdulillah that we spent with Shadow Nasser and that amazing reminder once again, guys, I dropped that link Islamic Relief Canada orgy I know you're a deserter now should have met. But back in the day when you were Canadian. I'm sure you're familiar with a lot of the great work that Islamic Relief has done locally in Canada. Have you connected with them as an organization? Is there anything that you can share? Yeah, so I've been part of like, you know, I was just nine, you know,
they were our sole charity partners at that time, when I was at Esna. And you know, mashallah, they're just, they're just like, you know, they have this gung ho attitude to for hire, like, that's how I described them, like they're, they're like that just to get out there and get things done. And you know, they're really one of those organizations that you know, started with from almost nothing and now mashallah, they are one of the biggest movers and shakers in Canada. And definitely, I think I have so much respect for the quality of the events that way they're organized the care and it goes a long way that if somebody's taken care of your front end events than you always know that they're
also taking care of their back end that back end because it's always easy to put up a display a front end but to put a sign in every single thing you do in your front end. Consistently. You can you can always do it a one off good event but you can you know, consistently deliver, then you know that they also have a very detailed plan at the back so definitely you know, it's a great organization. Definitely support it as much as you can insha Allah may Allah bless everything they do. The brother who runs it now sama is really good friend of mine Samahang so you know, we go back long back but Hamdulillah you know, it's it's really good organization please do go out and support
it in sha Allah is that the military I think that's well said they do everything with SN and it's beautiful to see the representation that they give to the Muslim community here and the amazing work that they do overseas so once again a sigh of relief Canada dot orgy let's jump in shall attend today's reflections just one reminder before we jump in, I know we're gonna have hands in Montreal people are really eager and consistent and sharing. I'll say a couple of things is I do encourage those who've never shared before to raise your hand you don't have to have a perfectly worded you know, like mashallah spiels or anything like that, just share from the heart. I want to make sure
that we don't hear just from the same voices that we get new folks who are sharing consistently as well. And then second thing is please make sure that you're being a little concise in your responses and you're staying as on topic as possible. If you have questions, it's best to keep them in the chat and then reflections is best inshallah on the mic or we citation on the mic just so we can keep things going at a flow and that we're mindful of the time in Sharla as well because I know it's a little bit limited. Alright Bismillah Schiff I'll let you jump in Shama I'm just setting up my my deck Sharla so I can see people and all you guys I got a new monitor so it's gonna be so much fun
being able to see all of you in Sharla All right, can you guys hear me we're good? Yes, we can hear you and we can all right. All right. So let's begin in sha Allah obviously I am you know, I'll have to modify the thing a little bit today so that you know we can get to the verses inshallah just because it's short of time I have to leave exactly at 625 So, let's begin at midnight on can we start having other people you know, yeah, exactly. Locker for the new monitor. Yes, I love I'm loving it. It's just just makes things so much easier. Anyone please start raising hand and we'll start with the recitation inshallah starting with verse number 117 All right shirani Let's begin
from New Delhi. New Delhi he
that's the right way to pronounce it.
So it can what happens Alicia? Well, Alikum sit down my friends Allahu Allah cattle. Hey, yo, como la Shivani. How are you? 111k for Hi, Luca, Allah, we have failed and hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen
says shall I begin? Yes, it looks like Tabouleh
was a little bit later he Mina che da na rajim Bismillah Al Rahman Al Rahim.
locka locka locka tabel Allahu ala Nabi when Maha God no one sought a living Double. Double Morpheus
living in the barrel of a Lizzy net turbo goofin saw it was forgotten by the maca maca Daisy oh no be very
hollow for years. I mean whom some metadata I am in holding him or for him. Beautiful, Zach. So a quick
rundown translation and then we'll ask some questions stay you know inshallah you can start posting. If I ask the question, just do it in the chat today's will just be faster like this. So Allah subhanaw taala this again, you guys all have heard the story. What was the name of the sahabi? Who is the story about?
Let's see who can give us Khabib and Malik, what are the three hobbies? Let's let's take you there first. I don't know if the chef mentioned I didn't catch his first part. What were the three hobbies? They were there?
Alright, so so so I leave you guys like okay, here's the here's the good thing. The word you need to remember Hila livanova Yeah, good and moral chandrabhaga Moral etc. Via Hallette hadal even omega and cabling Malik if you remember the word Maccha if you remember the word MCCA all of their names begin with Motorola
CAD Hillel NACA. So if you remember Maccha you will always remember who they were. Right Motorola CAD Hila miroir carabiner. Right. And that's how you remember it, you know, whenever these things are there. So that's a little bit of a tip of how are my brain sometimes works that I have to I have to code because I always forget it. So if I'm ever coding it, I'll always remember like, okay, more vocabulary Maccha and I'll do a code for that. So this will help you memorize so Allah says like a tab Allah who I didn't never you know, does prophets SLM does he require forgiveness from Allah?
This forgiveness is for somebody who has, you know,
made a sin or committed a sin to this is this is referring to his sins were forgiven. Yes. So this is talking about NACA, Allah is telling you and me, look, Allah has although Salah is not in need of any forgiveness of his sins, despite that fact law, but dub Allahu ala Nabina just because the MACOM of prophets Islam is above everybody else. So he comes first on the list anyways, although he's not in need of this doba from Allah subhanaw taala while more hygiene and dental hygiene went unsolved, and the people who supported them hajus And in Medina, living in terbaru, houfy, Sadie saw, ALLAH is talking about this lies, characterizing their belief by something very important, which is that
those who follow or practice or staying on faith when it is difficult, Allah really takes care of that.
So Allah is identifying their one quality, not that they were very obedient, not that they had so much Taqwa. Not that they had so many things. Allah is like a Lavina Devereux who they followed the Prophet visa, I think Surah mean by the marcada xihu, for at minimum, that there was this fitna there were people leaving Islam, there were people their hearts were turning away. And and all of this was happening in this fitna in this turmoil in this apostasy state that the people are going into in the moon, Africa state that people are going to do in that state.
Allah is identifying that these people stuck to Rasul Allah Azza wa sallam, and they followed him. And the lesson for you and me in this today's day and age, what is what? That it's becoming difficult to follow Islam. Right? And if Allah recognized the unsolved and the more hygiene, for their following of the prophet in the difficult times, do you think that he is going to forget, forget us, He will never forget us. He's reminding you that this is the important thing to Allah, that you follow rasool Allah when it is difficult, and that's why that particular element of that story is being mentioned over here. Then Allah says in the home, be him are all for Rahim. And Allah
is saying to them, Allah subhana wa, tada was most kind and Most Merciful. And he is also going to be most kind and Most Merciful, you know, act, our times in our difficulties. And yeah, you know, the question, this must have been really horrific. No, these people are past dated, but they were like, outwardly Muslims, they were more graphics, but they were manifest as their body like they had deep rooted into God, they didn't believe they only joined Muslims because it was nice to do. It was a nice thing to be part of because, you know, financially everything was going their way so why not just let's join them right that didn't openly come out in apostate although there were people who
apostate it after being so heavy and they left and but those numbers are very few.
Well Is that is that in the end? Now the crux of the matter is the onslaught of Rasulullah the inside of them hygiene and then all of that and then Allah is like why the Salah, and on the three the three is is 123 which we said Maga Mora, God and healer. So these were there. These are the three
Olivia Hall LIFO the ones that were left behind question for you guys, this is the question you need to ask, where are they the only ones that were left behind? Or were there others.
This is how you partner right? There were others who are the Who are the others
will now have your own and who else there we're gonna have your own and who else, hypocrites and the sick, the people who are not Senior and Disabilities, people who are sick disabled, and they were not able to go, or the elderly or the ones who did not have money. So there were two categories of people that were left behind. Number one was hypocrites. Number two was
the category of people that were sick. They were they had a legitimate excuse not to go to war. Here's what happens. Gather them and Malik says the other two were old men, and they stayed back. But I would go out and when I would go out I would not find myself in either of the two camps.
So Allah is saying holy fool, they were left behind. There are multiple meanings of this. So they were left behind. Number one, ie they were left behind in Medina. Rasool Allah left them and they were supposed to go but they were they were left behind number one. The second meaning of that is when Rasul Allah come came, he left them holy foo, they were left by a Prophet sallallahu sallam, the third meaning of fully fu they were left. The third meaning of meaning is, is in another era, colorful, that they high level that they disobeyed the command of Prophet salallahu Salam, if you read the Quran of level, then they disobeyed the commander from the province and said I'm happy that
you fell. But this is the part that we want to ponder on today. So the word block party in the Arabic language is used for three primary things, three primary things a lot but is used for three primary things when financial constraints meant.
So that's number one, when there is constrict, meant in terms of of your your chest, your you start feeling and you start getting into the sadness, anxiety, depression, that is a third second one feeling Loppet and number three, the third type of feeling is when the person he is not accepted in the society and the society pushes them away. And they feel despite their part of the society, Leah Qatari who will be that that society has become constricted on them. Over here, this is referring to
a specific element of what he was going through in his life. Subhan Allah, that everything around and Allah says La Plata, it humid out, this earth became constricted on them, ie Bhima rattle. But the fact is that the earth is so vast, yet it became constricted. And this is it like an imagery of what was happening with an inside of him, that he felt what he felt like, despite the fact that he was such a good believer, he had so much Eman but he felt that everything around him was crumbling upon him. And he could not like it came to a point that around the 30 Yesterday he stopped even going to the masjid.
Can you imagine this was also hobby who is not known as a munafo This is a hobby, who is not known as any like he is partners partake in her, they be all of these things he has done.
Right? And he's feeling like he doesn't belong there. And this is a message to our brothers and sisters are actually suffering, you know, sometimes from mental health and mental disorders. And to be able to some time sometimes scuff it off and say hey, you know what else they must have an ima and problem. Nobody in the world has more demand than Khabib and Malik
like I gotta I gotta get I'll just say Bismillah put some olive oil you'll be fine. Like it doesn't work like that. Allah is telling you his mental state
and this is who God even Malik. Like, like one of the tops of hobbies. Okay, nobody has more Eman in this world combined. If you combine all of our demands, Khabib and Malik has more demand than you and me.
Yet, when realities of life kick in demand is one element. But those realities you live in this world, they are sometimes not a direct reflection of your man. Sometimes Allah may test you, Allah may may put you in that to just to purify you, or sometimes those tests are because of your own hands you could be the closest to Allah. This test was because of his own hands when he came to prophets and suddenly he said it he said, Look, Allah has given me a design with which I can win any argument. But today I have chosen all prophet of Allah to speak only the truth. I was never in a better state in my life I had but never
I was never in a better financial state better health, and every aspect I was top of my game at that time.
The only thing that left me behind was I procrastinated. So this is a message for all of us. We're in almost 15 years of Ramadan is around there.
If we're still procrastinating.
This is where we can take heat from, right that he was honest to himself, he didn't lie to himself. And sometimes that honesty may lead to a momentary level of, of mental disorder, health, anxiety, all of that. But you rather go through that and come out stronger on the other end with being truthful to yourself than to lie to yourself.
And this is the message without but it wouldn't be motto but well, Allah it unfolds. So whom Allah is like, they start feeling constricted with their own selves. Okay, how many times do we have brothers and sisters that go through that same situation? They feel like they don't even live? This is exactly what Allah is saying, well, bla bla dilating him and their own selves became like, I don't want to be here. Why am I even alive?
I don't know if the chef there actually mentioned this that you know, he got up on the on the roof and he met his friend, and he told his friend luno and Nemo and I felt, do you believe that I am when I felt his best childhood friend looked at him at the back and said, well, Allahu Akbar them.
that your best friend tells you are you gonna fail? Are you a hypocrite? And the restaurant says, I don't know. Only Allah knows.
Hey Subhan Allah, this is this is the power of this dua. This is one new Allah Malaysia Amin Allah and this is a message for the brothers and sisters that the Allah says well, one no Anna, this is a point of pondering for all of us. Whenever one in Arabic language is followed in the Quran is followed by the word Anna. One now followed by Anna the meaning of Latina becomes a certainty.
And whenever Latina is followed without an unknown, then it means conjecture, probability, that probability becomes into a certainty if it is followed by an NDA. So when you're pondering you always look for these banana because whatever you know, after that, is going to be absolute definitive certitude factual. For example, in sort of swappa in the London two N name will appear in Serbia in nee indeed me one and I learn to I had the certitude and nulab in Serbia that I'm going to meet my hub. So I had certitude about it, not that I I had a mere conjecture about it. Okay, so this is the point for us to remember, just for all of us, well then no Allah manager, I mean Allah, what
happened to them? Allah subhana wa Tada says, that they came to this realization that there is no refuge for them other than Allah. And the same goes for any of our brothers and sisters who are going through these medical difficulties and mental health. May Allah subhanaw taala cure you may Allah give you lots and lots of Eman, lots of ease in your heart ease in your you know, ease the constrict moment of your hearts and your chests. But understand that in that difficult moment, you can't give up hope and Allah
you cannot give up hope and Allah I was dealing with a a young teenager girl, and you know, she was going through a lot of mental health disabilities. And I kept telling her saying, Look, all you like, take all your medication, take everything that you have, do everything, but don't leave a lot along. See, that's the difference between a Muslim we will take medication, we will get medicated she ended up in a psychiatric ward. But every time we'd have a counseling session, I would tell her that just c'est la hawla wala Quwata illa biLlah as many times as you can.
And then she messaged me, like, four months later, that she's back and she's happy and mashallah she like all of that, that period in her life has gone. And now she's back up hamdulillah So, so this is so important for us to recognize that, that in those difficult moments, if you lose hope and Allah you lose everything, do not lose Allah in that time. They, I mean, imagine none of you are going through a similar situation where your own wives and your own spouses leave you. Nobody wants to talk to you. You're being left alone, you're in the streets and somebody says assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. And nobody responds back to you. None of us are going through that level
of authorization within the society, you know, been completely cut off. It's not happening. But even in that situation, they remembered that it's only a law that I can turn to nobody else
Okay, then Allah says
so matter of ID him Leah to now this is a very powerful thing over Allah says then Allah turn Da Da Li him Allah was merciful to them Allah forgive them i Li him upon them ie these three people Leah to boo so they may repent back to Allah subhanaw taala Now, question for here like if we ever think so, what comes first does so do you love Allah so Allah loves you? Or does Allah love you already? Whether you love him or not?
I see the chat. Hey, great, you can say those statements you gotta prove it. You can just drop yes and no. Allah loves us to tell me Where does it say in the Quran that Allah loves you
think it'd be a good exercise for you guys to find that define the word held in the Quran and find the statement where Allah you know, Allah says he loves it. That is true. But there's one statement in the Quran where Allah says, He loves you. And and then they love him.
Okay, next part, does is Allah's pleasure come first or do you have to please Allah for Allah to be pleased to you?
These are concepts that are essential part.
Allah subhanaw taala says,
In janma Radi Allahu Anhu WA and although Han that Allah was pleased with them, and they were pleased with Allah, similarly over here, Allah is merciful to every single person and ALLAH is forgiving me. Allah will forgive every person, even if you don't do Toba even if you don't do it,
because that is the natural disposition of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. That is the natural disposition of Allah subhanaw taala that Allah will and that's what I like to think for my dad it him. Allah was merciful to them Allah was forgiving to them, Lea to right so that they were they were able to do Toba to Allah subhana wa Tada in Allah who worked awaba Rahim and ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says in Allah indeed Allah He is the one at to love the one who is Who accepts repentance and Rahim the Most Merciful alright
can you bring up somebody else please?
The next reciter Inshallah, please.
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Do lead Okay. To lead. Apologies. Yes, go ahead.
Is it 119? Yes, please. You know, you're letting me know. Where are you calling from? I'm from I'm in Nairobi, but I'm from Minnesota. Oh, you're from Minnesota. We have a we have an awesome Gotti from Minnesota. That is reciting in our Masjid. I don't know if you know him. What's his name? Muhammad said Man
No, I never heard of him. He came he came forth in the international competition in Makkah.
Yeah, he's like Ashoka master like he's it. Like we just sometimes feel like we're we don't belong to this earth. Like when listening to him. You feel like what's going on here? Like this is just not real. Mashallah, Mashallah.
Yeah, so look him up. His name is he's from Minnesota. Okay. All right. This fella Sr. Go for it. Yeah, he will let you know. I wrote the video I'm gonna show Banerji. Yeah, a you hilarious man
Wait, did you not hear me
just it was it was super slow. Did you read? No okay
welcome Mr. l saw
Jimmy so Allah subhanaw taala says oh you believe be with the ones you know, I'm gonna topple life you have Dupois who were going on outside the team who are undecided in here
mashallah, who are decided to in here?
hmm. Is it can even Malik all the three people, right all three, three people or three people. So So first meaning of the ayah So this is something interesting about pondering in the Quran right so first context so there's layers of pondering so first layer is based on the story that you already know this is directly talking about Yeah, you were living in Amman on top of La all the people that were alive at the time of solipsism were cool nomads side of thing. And don't leave these people. I mean, go and be with them all of you together. That's number one. The second meeting is going on. Last idea in this is a general statement. Oh, you who believe and have Taqwa be with those who are
truthful ie who have congruence, whatever they say and whatever they are, are one they have congruence. The second meaning of boom outside there been over here as Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Allah has done the opposite of this is aside the pain or the unsolved i e o you who believe and we were the ones who are the answer. The fourth meaning that that has been mentioned about this is Eva Latina Armando toquilla, hakuna mouse it have been that Oh you who believe have eemaan in Allah and Taqwa of Allah and be from those who are congruent within so be saw the Messiah, the team, like be from those who are congruent from within, with their belief in Allah subhanaw Medina, and those are
all all the four different meanings that are applicable to this and many of those meanings are obviously
not evident, just in one English translation unless you have those different contexts to that. Okay.
I would love to have done Iowan 21 I mean, I was waiting for that if
We will stop here in sha Allah, because I do have to lead Salah so I have to go and, you know, you know, like I had prepared to 122 but again, I think you know, we're just ran out of time. I do have to leave. So I'll stop over here. If anybody has any questions about this. You know, since I'm ending, now, I can take couple of questions related to the story or related to this. I would love to take some questions about that. Where's the chat? Here we go.
Ziva has got one Mashallah. Where's the quote? Can you read it? Please? I won't have to look for the chat now is asking how many days was a process that I'm away from Medina during the book expedition and how many days was gobbler down who isolated before? The so total thing was 90 days. Another narration I think it's around 100. But it's 40 days roughly, and then expedition and then it's another
net 50 days once they arrived from the time Rasulullah arrived
till the end of it. Now again, there's another opinion, which says the entirety entirety was 50 days, which means that from the time that I saw the lower left, and he comes back, that was 40. And then there was only 10 days, you know that they were not able to speak to anyone, which is hardly highly unlikely because the intensity of the pain that he went through, it does not happen in 10 days. Okay.
I think that the question was actually the same that I saw.
Someone was asking which messages is that I haven't seen him go to. I am a resident scholar at Hamza Islamic Center in Atlanta, Georgia, in a small town called Alpharetta, Georgia. And, yeah, that's what I am. I will be coming to ISNA. This Friday, I'm doing the humbling the and humbled. I'm doing a series on for Iftar we're talking about the Battle of Angel altar in sha Allah, Allah, that's ISNA, Canada and Canada. Yes. The next the last question, just someone's asking verse 119, could it be a reminder for us to not let our other persons alone especially reverts?
It could, it's a far fetched connection. You don't mean we're verse 119. Directly?
On a mouse, I mean, yeah, I mean, I would take that I mean, I I can accept that I've seen I think that's a really good one. Okay, and there's, it's a little long so I think we might have to save that inshallah. Just to be mindful of time. Does that Kamala fair I didn't teach I did teach in some ways like teenagers Yes, that's me.
Milton, somebody who's like didn't started. Yes, that is me. This is sort of tilba There was a question that I thought was a good one. Yeah. So stay productive and motivated after leaving an unproductive mindset similar to those of the three companions are the a lot. Let me see what time was it? Okay. So I have to the Gemma is 630. So this is a two minutes answer. So first, do not allow yours