Channel: Abdulbary Yahya
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When we reflect upon the conditions of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
supplicating to Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allah subhanho wa Taala was quick in responding to their needs.
And when we look at the conditions that we are in,
we supplicate to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And many times, it seems that it always gets worse and only gets worse.
What has changed?
What has change is not
the Quran and the Sunnah of the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
was the same as the Quran that we have now. The IPS of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are preserved
through the great scholars of Islam.
So that which we hear,
and that which we hear excited by the man.
And the ideas that are being read to us, are the same words, that the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heard from the Prophet salallahu, alayhi wasallam.
None of that has been changed. When we look at the condition,
our condition is so different nowadays.
We see that
people, different nations are plundering the wealth of the Muslims. And the Muslims are in such a lowly state.
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He informed us about this stuff. He says.
He said, Indeed the nations today
just like a group of hungry people fighting for a platter of food. So the competitors when they heard, and this is what's happening, we have all the wealth under our feet. In fact, we could, at one at any moment, right now, if there was just one announcement made by some of our leaders, we could end we could stop these planes from flying in the cars and the gas prices would skyrocket. How much power is in our hands and how much wealth is under our feet? That's what the loss of Allah has given us. Oh, man.
But why are we in such a state?
that everyone wants a piece of the pie?
Is it because we're so small in numbers, the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam they said
rasulillah I mean
long is it because we are so small in number on that day Oh messenger of Allah.
Is it because of the small numbers? No, bye
know you'll be abundance a lot. Well, I can
well, but you're going to be like the foam on the side of the one that runs the rainwater into the valley. And that foam is on the side. It just flows and it's gone.
That's the condition of the oma nowadays, over a billion,
you might say over a billion strong and growing.
But over a billion maybe week
and growing, why are we in that state?
I'm just going to give you a shallow one because the football course is not that long of just one reason. Remember, I mentioned that the Quran and the Sunnah hasn't been changed. It is how we respond to the parameters that has changed
our response, when we look at the condition or condition, the reason for that change is we are slow and responding to Allah and His Messenger, if we want
to strengthen ourselves to give life to The Omen, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah,
give your response to Allah and His Messenger, when they call you to that which gives you life.
It is you have to change it the way we respond to Allah and His messenger.
Let's give a few examples from the time of the companions
of how they responded to the call them Allah and His messenger.
When Allah Subhana, Allah revealed the eye of the verses of prohibition of intoxicants
of alcohol and why and the likes.
When Allah Subhana revealed the prohibition, he sent a call into the streets of Medina. And he announced the color announced
limits when this announcement was made in the streets of Medina. And the companions heard it like ns numatic, not the other one.
He said I was in the house.
And some of us were pouring, others were drinking and lifting the cup to their mouths. But when we heard
everybody stopped what they will do.
Those who are about to drink, they stop.
Those who are pouring, they stopped, not only did they stop drinking there, and then at that moment, they also went to the containers and started pouring the wine onto the streets of Medina and the wire was flowing in the streets of Medina.
They smashed the containers.
They didn't want to go ever go back to it again. Now, you know, there are some of us who know there are certain things that are hard on some people they realize, you know what, it's not good to listen to music,
but musical instruments and the likes. And then they say Allah forgive me, I'm going to stop. So then they what do they do? They start putting the CDs away. Instead of smashing the CDs, they've run away, maybe they'll return it someday, later on. They know they bought this at cost such and such amount of money.
We don't make that conviction, to leave things, and to be endovenous of a loss of Panama. And we're not quick because many of us, we always say you don't want to change but maybe tomorrow. Maybe next week, maybe after I get married. Maybe after I graduate after I make hij
after I retire and so forth. We're always procrastinating. The same tomorrow, tomorrow and tomorrow.
We're not quick in obedience to the obedience of Allah His Messenger.
But the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whenever when there was an prohibition, they were quick, they will not take one step
further, if they were told not to do so.
Let me give you an example. Another example
are the Allahu anhu. He was walking to the masjid
on a similar day a Friday
while the the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw some people in the back, they were standing. So he told all of them in the back he said,
Everybody sit down
Don't know I was still outside in the sun, he had not entered the masjid yet.
And when he heard the command of the Messenger of Allah,
to sit down, he sat down where he was outside.
He did not take another step further, why? Because natural instincts of the companions work. This is the voice, you hear that this is a voice that's familiar. This is the voice of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he's, he's ordering to sit down. without even thinking just instinctively, he heard that sit down, and he sat down where he was. And so the companions of the Prophet, the companions, who came later on seeing him in that state, and they informed the province to lower their usnm afterwards, and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam approached them and said, they increased you in the obedience of a specimen.
That's how they were not one step further,
when they heard a command from Allah and His Messenger, and that's how they were, because they were quick, in responding to Allah and His messenger.
Allah is also quick in responding to the cause and needs. And so whenever there was a drought, or whenever there was no rain, sometimes the Prophet sallallahu would raise his hand. And before he would put his hands down, the rain was falling down with it already.
So we ourselves, were wondering, sometimes we're in hardships. And we're wondering why isn't responding to my supplication? Because maybe we're not responding to him in terms of ease. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, don't have a life.
No lie in terms of ease, and aloha, no in times of hardship,
no ally in times of ease, than with the hardships and difficulties come, then the last panel will respond to, the quicker we are in responding to our law laws quicker and responding to us.
And so if you're wondering, why isn't a law responding to our cause, and our needs, then check how you respond to Allah and His Messenger, when it's time to pray to you delay.
So check ourselves
and then the country look at the condition the government, we have to stop blaming other people.
Because we're always blaming other people. And we're always saying, you know, the times that we are living in, is really bad. It's really bad times. Now.
We always blame the times that we're living in. There's nothing wrong with the times we're living in. The only thing that's wrong with the times that we're living in is us.
That's what's wrong with the time that we're living in. It's us.
And so we have to make that change. We have to make that conviction during the time of the Prophet Coronavirus. And one day
he held up so can go. And he said, these two
these two things gold and silver are prohibited for the male of my own mouth.
And so one day, they let me song, a gold ring on the hand that one of the companions.
He took the rig, he saw that rig and he took it when the prophet SAW that, and he tossed it.
He tossed the rig. And he said why would one of them Yeah, but
why would one of you put an ember of Hellfire on his hand? Why would he do such a thing like that? In the process on
the companions who witnessed this incident?
They saw that this Sahabi just left, he left his wing there. He didn't go and get it right. He just left.
And so they went to him. They said political game. Why don't you get your ring? We're talking about gold.
Precious metals. It's not like no, no, like any
iron Ray or anything like that. It's no gold, precious metal. Very, very expensive. So he just leaves it in the capacitors. I said, Why don't you? Why don't you will get your read. And he said, will lie by
by a lot. I will never touch it again. As long as the message of a loss of alarm has already tossed it.
That's how the companions work.
Quick in responding to Allah and His messenger with the fullest look of conviction. And we have to be like that.
we have to accept
What Allah and His Messenger
if we don't do so,
in this production in fact, this point is so important that our loss of a Heimlich, Allah swears by himself
swears by anything he wants is a law. He swears by the sun and the moon and the stars in the day and the night.
He swears by anything he wants, when he swears by something, is to signify the importance of that thing. And also to emphasize
a point. We are not allowed to swear by anything but a loss of time and as Nate
was worried about.
You don't worry about anything else.
But a lot of Americans won't buy anything he wants. And He's worse by many things in the parameters I mentioned.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala, when he makes this point, is that Allah subhanho wa Taala swears by himself, he swears by himself and Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
No, man is a two fee.
Where are you suddenly Buddhists, Li
Allah swear by himself, and thereby your
nation shall not have faith, they shall not believe you have chemo caffeine.
Until they make you a judge in all the disputes between themselves
And they find no resistance whatsoever
in what you have decreed. And then when you set the mood,
and they accept it with the fullness of conviction.
So when they make that change, Allah swear by himself, that's how important it is.
So when they make that change, they make the change out of love.
Because they know that Allah knows what's best for them. And we as Muslims, as believers, we know that Allah knows what's best for us, because he knows us better than anyone else.
does need to know who has created? And is the author Allah, where does he not know? Allah is more merciful towards us than we are towards ourselves.
So when you prohibit something, it's not good for us.
And when he says something is good for us than it is good for us.
And that's why, when something is prohibited, we abstain, and we stay away from it. Because that's what's best for us in this life, in the hereafter.
Sometimes, for us, when we know something is wrong, we've already made a decision. You know, we think we know what's best for us, when we know that we shouldn't buy such and such a house based on rebar, mortgage and so forth. Every single time a chef comes out chef, is this my condition and so forth. Is this allowed for me to do so. And then this year,
Next year comes you ask the same question and by the time you get to the 10th tip, you'll get somebody
that you said
it is not like going shopping. Some people go
to the supermarket finding roquet This looks good, this doesn't look good, and so forth. Now, this is something that's serious. When you know the truth,
then you follow the truth.
Don't decide on a particular matter based on your desires and look for someone to justify your desires.
And that's why we as Muslims,
we have to change.
Islam doesn't need to be changed or anything like that Islam is perfect. The Deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala is complete for us until the day of judgment.
We need to change and the change starts with us.
It starts with every individual person. And it starts with how we respond to Allah and His messenger.
It starts with us following
companions of the Prophet SAW robotics and in the way they responded to a line is messenger.
I'm going to give you a couple of other examples. During the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
they compared the product, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa standing up in prayer.
And in the middle of prayer,
he took off his shoes, he put it to the left. And then when he finished prayer,
he turned around and everyone in the masjid had taken off their shoes.
Everybody must have taken out their shoes. So he said
so why did you guys take off your shoes?
And they said, O Messenger of Allah, we saw you doing it was that we did so
all of them. It wasn't just submitted no upon whenever they saw the process of doing something they tried to imitate in any way possible.
And so he said, I said the reason why I took off my shoes, we came to me and told me there was other there was filth on my shoes, and so I took it off. You guys are no need to take off your shoes, not everyone
feels on your shoe. Kevin told him this way he took off his shoes. But look at the condition of the companions.
They wanted to imitate they wanted to follow his example. In fact, when the prophet SAW the lives and had the ring made for him, the people in Medina had rings before the Muslim companions, but it copied
and you know, whatever the Prophet subtle online, they want us to like Nasir.
Let me give you an example. When the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to Medina,
the companion who had the blessing, the the honor of hosting the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, before the messenger was built, and before his rooms were built,
one of the 11
a house a two story house. So the Messenger of Allah sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam, was at the bottom of
the ground floor.
And he will assign his wife had to talk to her. Until
the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it was easy for the Messenger of Allah
to have the ground floor, because he had a lot of visitors,
letter visitors would come and visit him. And so one day when one mega boy even sorry, push, pushed his wife over to the side, and he himself went to the side, he said, it's not appropriate for us to be above the profits. And
this is what you call advocates. Respect, was it hard
to be above the province of Ontario on the second photo, it's not who was on the province.
But out of respect for the Messenger of Allah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. So he came down the next morning and told the Prime Minister,
he said, O Messenger of Allah, you know, it's not appropriate, he didn't feel it was appropriate and appropriate way to be above, above and above in the profit center.
He said, he said, the bottom floor is better, easier for but but out of respect for the for the host, because the host was the honorable host. And the guests also very respected the feelings that
he moved up even on the top floor out of respect for his feelings also. So
one day the Prophet sallallahu was given food.
Let's give him food.
And that's time he only had his wife. So that was the only one that was with him at that time.
left them to eat. And he noticed that the profits are locked, did not touch did not touch the who.
So he came back. And he said, I hate to collect the plates and dishes and so forth. And he said,
is this? How long is this prohibited this food? The Prophet sallallahu said, No, it's not prohibited. It's not for him, but I dislike it and the reason why he just like didn't want to eat it. You know, the problem is I've never complained about food. He never complained about food.
Either way, the prophet SAW I've never complained before. If you want to eat something with eating, if he didn't, he would just leave it.
So he loves this. And I'm not even talking about the land, but he was he will he was going to be one. But of course it had garden and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was special in this matter, and that he did not want his
mouth down foul smell coming from it. Because at any moment, if you want to come down
at any moment, you will come down to Revelation. He never wanted any time to have the power of smell smell coming out of his mouth. And so he didn't eat it. And so when
When I was given the topic cloudy asked him.
He said no. Well, I can.
He said that
he disliked it because of that, because there was a specific reason for it now.
I want you
to at that moment, he said, Well,
what kind of food do you think it was? It was probably.
I mean, would you give anyone like the profits of a lot if you had a guest? Like someone, someone like the perfect soccer? Would you give him anything except your favorite accent search for the best, something that you really love? It was probably his favorite food. But as soon as he heard the process of him said that I disliked
to see the companions of the Prophet. So this is not even an
order to dislike or anything like that. It was the love of the Messenger of Allah.
And when it came to the orders, and bread missions of Islam, they were the same
thing. Immediately, not tomorrow.
Not next week.
Not after I graduate, not after I finished my mortgage. Not after I take this vacation and that vacation, not after I retire. No, not immediately. response to a lie was message. Yeah, you will
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What the law in the law of government.
So I want you guys, everyone, all of us might have to reflect
on the Day of Judgment.
When we're standing in front of zeros, to the left and to the right, as they held
on that bridge, which is dark, and thin and sharp.
How do you cross it?
Are you going to cross it because
because you have
acrobatic abilities because you work for the circus?
No, it's not going to help you anymore. You're going to cross it because of your deeds.
And you know the speed that people process
will also differ. Some people will process it just like a flash of lightning. Some people will process it just like a speeding a rider on a fast horse. Somebody will process it trawling. Now there is cooked there will be hooks that come from the side and pull them in.
How are you going to cross the center?
We cross the car. It's not because of our acrobatic skills. No. It is our deeds. It is how we respond to Allah and His Messenger, in obedience to Him in His worship, in our actions.
So when I want you to think about it, when it's time to pray, how are you?
Are you looking forward to it? Are you fast? Are you here? In the masjid?
Or do you delay until the end of time?
When you don't find it as though it's coming?
Are you prepared to set the alarm to wake up right away? Or do you hit that save button button that snooze button.
But you keep on delaying?
You can tell how fast you're going to cry.
Because it's according to our genes and how we respond to Allah and His messenger
and some of us will not be able to make it. Some people will not be able to make it
because they don't respond to a line is messenger
because their deeds and this life. They're always procrastinating.
And that's why we have to change ourselves.
During the time the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Whenever there was a prohibition
they stayed away.
For me right away, they didn't say tomorrow or next week.
Even the woman and woman came with her daughter and she had three. She had, she had thick bracelets on her wrists.
And so the companions that the prophet SAW that he said, Do you give this a Cathy's this goal? And so she said, No.
Now, I want you to imagine ourselves in our time that you might see someone with the thick bracelets of gold. And he asked him, he gives a counselor that, what do you think the pious people would do?
Like the pious woman in our time? What do you think they will do? The good, pious people in our time?
They would probably say,
they will probably say,
How much do I have to give up that how much they're going to have to give from these bracelets that they have to give, but it gives a cut from here? How much? So they will probably ask, those are the good people amongst us. But I want you to listen in on how
the woman of the during time of the Prophet some of them. So the problem is, somebody said that he said, we give this kind of this. And so she said, No, since you'd like to turn those bracelets into fire on the Day of Judgment.
And so the prophets of Allah when he said that, she said, she takes the to the bracelets of the goal. She said, these two, she hadn't heard Archer, these two are for Allah and His messenger.
These two are for Allah and His messenger. Right away. She just gave them up like that for a lot, especially when she heard about the Hellfire where she heard about
the, this the rulings and that she didn't ask how much you had to give just on tape thinking about what
that's how they compared the companions with a prophet sort of lobbyists and work.
That's how quick they were responding to Allah and His messenger. And so the Quran hasn't changed.
The Sunnah of the prophet has been preserved.
The only thing that has changed.
So if we want
to revive ourselves, come back to the dean to have this oma come back strong. Each and each individual here.
We have to change ourselves and then change our families. And where do we start, change in how we respond to Allah and His messenger. change that.
And so we have to, from now on, before you get out of this, this must
make the conviction.
make this change. The next time you hear a politician, something that's prohibited when you make the intention and conviction to change right away, to stay away from it. When you know there are some things you should do, then you do it right away. Don't procrastinate. Don't say tomorrow or next week or next month or next year. We make that change.
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