Channel: Abdur-Raheem McCarthy
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Amazing lecture by Sh. Abdur Raheem about the true honor and how to obtain it.
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah while early he was so happy, woman, whatever but
tonight inshallah tada
we're going to reflect
on a story
reflect to see what we can gain
from this story in our lives in shallow Tana.
And this story happened
at the time of the battle. I will call this year
when Rustom, the leader of the Persian armies
requested from the leader of the Muslim armies.
Sad, he probably will cause rhodiola Juan to send some representatives. So you could ask him a few questions about what they were doing, what their objectives were.
So sadra De La Hoya and he chose one of the Sahaba only to go and represent Islam and the Muslims. And that was rebury even armor robiola one.
And what happened is that Muslim had
set up his tent
in a way and beautified in a way to kind of distract rebellion, the Sahaba from
their objectives. So he put all of the nice Persian rugs
and he put all of the jewels to be seen the the rubies in the in the pearls, and all these expensive jewels for him to see. And he had a crown on his head and he was sitting on a golden bed and he had the pillows and everything of silk around him. The dunya like he's in gender, Indonesia, all of these things from the the pleasures of the dunya. He beautified his tent with these things, as he's waiting for the representative the Muslims to come
up comes revering armor of the Allahu and
on a mule,
not even a horse, a mule. He comes up
in a rugged type of horse, you know, or mutualism is mixed, obviously, but because it's still a short and rugged mule, he pulls up on that his clothes, he has a thin soul bond with a wool top on it not into the dunya at all. And he goes into walk into the tent, and he has his sword on him. And he has his spear in his hands. So immediately the guards said, disarm, leave your arms here.
And he said You're the ones who asked me to come. Either I go in like this with my weapon, or I go back, the choice is yours. Upon hearing this, roast them he said, Let the Muslim come in like he wants to come in.
As he starts to walk in, he walks in
with the cap better, somebody who's over proud or conceited. But somebody who's proud of what he carries in his heart and the message he's relaying the message of Islam. And he also wants to send messages to the snowmen to the Persians as well. So in the first things he did as walking in,
he started to put down with his spirit like this. Like he would do maybe on the desert, but he did it upon the Persian rugs, destroy most of the rock before he reached where roustan was.
And then Rustom asked him, What brought you here?
Why do you guys come here? What do you want? And he told him in a very precise
message. He said the very law has sent us Lino krige manjusha alarmingly a bad it's a bad Illa a bad a terrible a bad so we can take out who Allah pleases the from the people who are worshiping other than the law, to worship Allah Lord.
And then he said from
and from the beat of this dunya the narrowness and the tightness of this dunya asrt her to the vastness of the dunya and the abundance of the dunya.
And then the third thing he said, Robbie, Aloha, and he said woman, Jordan at the end and from the oppression of other religions to the adult, the justice of Islam.
This is the message he came with.
And if we reflect on this story, and ask ourselves, what do we gain? Because important we hear these stories. They were don't just relay it.
As a historical fact, that before the Battle of odysea, this and this happened, and in the battle this happened after a battle this happened. What do you reflect? What do we gain from it?
And there's many, many lessons in morals, perhaps Letterman popped in your head now.
But in general, the things that we need to reflect on and gain from in this story is two main
categories. First of all, the stance, of revelry even amoureux de la Han. And then secondly, the message that he came up with, what do we gain from these two? If you were looking at stance, the stance that he had, from the time he pulled up to the tent, going in, standing for what what do we gain from this?
What do you think?
What do we gain from from his stance?
The steadfast steadfastness What else?
close to a look excellent. What else?
No, Kevin Jr. Excellent.
he despises what they have. He doesn't he doesn't care. He has no care for it. Well, the dunya.
He's not fair for anybody.
Very good. A lot of messages we gained from this. And from the beginning, we benefit from Mr. Wall door. how humble he was. Look, I wrote up what was he driving
the latest model. And he's done a mule in aggregate news is described to me that even a high class mule he didn't care he's coming up with the short little mule he's coming he's pulling up to this they have all these these beautiful horses and all these you know within he's pulling up and look what he's wearing. Any rugged clothes doesn't care.
So What message does that send right away? Just looking at this guy?
Is he attached to the dunya? Just rows appearance?
Apparently not. It doesn't care about the dunya.
So what does that mean? That's in the message on the battlefield? How is he going to be
attached to the dunya they don't care if they go home or not
survive Allah. And that's why when you look in the history, they said about the Muslims, when some of the enemies saw the Muslims with the big bellies.
They said, You're not the ones that we fear.
You're not the ones who it was the skinny guys before, because when the guys got too attached to the juniors, that's when they got the big bellies. So instead the negative message.
So this sends a message right away. And the two although the humbleness
This is from the teachings of who
rasulillah says there was nobody ever more humble than Rasulullah Selim. And immediately you see the impact you see the effect on the companions were the Allahu anhu.
And as we know from the hadith of rasuna law says that nobody is humble for a law except for a lot of our low res him.
As we're sort of loss of the wisdom said matoba hadoo Nila, a letter of the law will resume his status when he's humble for Allah subhana wa Tada.
And then we gain from his stats, as you mentioned, showing the reality of this dunya what it means to the Muslim
It doesn't mean anything.
And who teaches us about the reality of this dunya
the resource of this 11 who else
how many is Toma the reality of the dunya llevando come Don't let it fool you. Don't let it entice you, who will hire to do your Illa
Allah shows us that it's amusement liable. Oh, what a castle.
There is amusement. It's fun in games that dunya but then he also tells him several is llevando dholera. And he tells us woman hired to do a limited role what is the life of the dunya except what the metallic the pleasures of delusion of illusion is the reality of the junior author of the Quran. And rasulillah said him and his teachings and his actions. He tells us how we should be in this dunya
confit dunya can nikka variable Aveda Sabine be in the dunya
as if you are
a traveler or someone who's just passing through just what you need to get from point A to point B. focused on the reality. Is there any doubt that we're gonna die?
Any doubt? Everybody knows we're gonna die.
switches from point A to point B. Take what you need from the dunya to get to point B.
When the Sahaba wrote the Alo on home saw Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sleeping on the Hacienda
like a little wooden mat until it left
marks on his side that is referred to as celebrity sleeping on it. You know, how can we be in this situation? He's our leader. He's our he's our role model. And he's sleeping on this and it's leaving marks on his by the LA Salatu was Salam. What did he say? Molly, when it dunia What do I want from the dunya and he gave the example to the Sahaba. He said I'm just like the person who's traveling and goes under the tree to take a rest and then he moves on. This is the reality of the dunya. The Sahaba understood the reality of the dunya Well, our hero to hero limani Takada alpha is better for the one who has taqwa. Or who fears the loss of power that is the reality in the hereafter. So the
hearts are attached to what? To the hereafter it doesn't affect them, even the ones who had the money from the Sahaba the big businessmen because they weren't monks and CEO salaries and stay in the masjid 24 hours a day and worship Allah until we get the agenda. They're all making money that we're working.
But yet were they affected by the dunya, a worker so big to the dunya effect him big, big businessmen after I met him to have all of them, man, robiola, all of them who had money.
But the dunya didn't affect them.
They knew the real heart of the real goal, which is the hereafter. Also, when you look at his stance, we see there is
the honor that he has in his religion.
The pain, the certainty he has in Islam, no doubt, and he's honored to be the Muslim. You have all of this dunya and I'm driving an old beat up, gorilla. You driving a Bentley? And I have a whole gorilla Carla's a nice car. Don't worry if you have a gorilla. I know a lot of the brothers from the you know from the from Asia, they love the the creditor says don't be offended. It's a nice car. I had one too.
So it doesn't matter. I'm driving whatever I'm driving.
I'm getting from point A to point B.
But he's honored to be a Muslim. Not like nowadays, where we are a little bit shy. People shy off the fact is a Muslim. They want to change in their identity a little bit, go undercover, you know, not look to Islamic.
But he was honored to be from the home of La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah and this is something that many of us are fooled, thinking that if we give up some things from Islam, that we're going to help Islam when we don't show that honor that is nowadays where the Muslims are. So there is a nowadays
very little forgetting that where does that come from? What Allah He is the to Jamia that all of there is all of the other comes only from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Only from Allah
from nowhere else, nowhere the ultimate mazuma can gain honor except for from Allah subhana wa tada
and from following the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala
we follow the deen of Allah. Allah says, We leave the deen of Allah.
Allah humiliates us.
And that's when the hadith of Rasulullah saw Selim, he mentioned several things from the affairs of the dunya and other affairs that people will leave and the end of the day if he said Allah salat wa salam that if we do this, a law will put upon us lol
sala de la la doula Allah will put upon them Lulu, what is q any there will be humiliated.
A humiliation will be put upon the oma
and what do you say La salatu salam what is the way to raise it up? Later Pharaoh who had that Algeria Dino como la will not raise this upon the oma until they return to their Deen Amara mahapatra de la and is a national poem as in a lot with Islam. filament avena is a very available in a lot that we are a nation a lot is with Islam. So we look for and other than Islam, Allah will humiliate us. Look at the history
of the Muslim in when they had Israel, they had honor. They were the top they were the cream of the crop. When they left acting upon Islam,
a low humidity. Look at it. Look at the days we're living right now.
And oma of 1.6 to 1.7 billion lefty methylome there's no
they have no no no no value.
No no honor just just familiarity around the world. Because we haven't returned
into the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So rebury and the Sahaba had this honor.
That's why lots of panna cotta, bless them and bless their actions, even though they might have had the money in the power of the other countries. But look how Islam spread and took over the world with a little bit they had brought a lot.
Also we look at his stats, we see that he fulfilled his duty as a Muslim, which is to give Dawa
quantum hydro Metin or calendula Enos, with the best of omens, sent out to the people doing what that movie maroof What an honor.
When you are forbidding
the good and forbidding the evil and calling to the good.
Hello supanova ordered us to be oma of dour calling to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is how the Sahaba were.
How many of us are involved in data today?
Let's be honest. How many non Muslims do we work with?
How much data are we given? How many Muslims? Do we work with? How much data are we given to them?
So moved our look at this Ahava when he's giving Dawa, showing the beauty of Islam and his speech.
And when you reflect after reflect on it stands for the law, when you reflect on his message, the message he came with, look at the beauty of the message. First of all, the message is what? Clear. crystal clear to the point wasn't beating around the bush. Nowadays, you hear some speakers talking about Islam. And they want to come with all of these fascinating things and make it like this and twist it like that. And it twirls in the air and then it shines in a glitters.
the What do you call it the celebration of the the New Year's, you know, oh, this is Islam, you know. And at the end of the day, the person talking them has confused. So I still don't understand what Islam is. It's clear, clear message. And it was built on what is well the message or knowledge. He knew what he was talking about.
How many people they represent Islam, and they know no idea what Islam is.
How many people will give dour to Islam. They travel from country to country and will lie they don't know what law means.
People who give doubt dedicate their lives with our and they have no idea what law means.
If you don't believe me, ask some of them. See what is Laila? Hello.
There's no creator. There's no provider, nothing greater than a law, this type of you know, that's part of what it means that's not the main core what led our means that even close that comes under it. But it's not what led elements. La la la means la Abu Dhabi happened in LA there's no deity, no God, worthy of worship. truly worthy of worship except Allah Allah. That's the meaning.
People talk about Islam nowadays. And Muslims don't know what Islam is. What is this lab Islam is peace, brother, Islam is this and once again, twirling in the air and all of this, you know, to try to beautify and change the meanings of Islam to make it more beautiful. It's very, very simple what Islam means and it's this lemon law, to submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala, the meaning of Islam. rabies measured was crystal clear.
The first thing the message was built on was what
was the first thing and the first sentence between two heat?
The same message as all of the message he said, we've come to take out as many people as we can from worshiping other law to worship law. This is the first message the first sentence because this message is all in three sentences. The core of the message.
So here it is now. The first sentence focusing on what on to heat? How many Muslims today, focus on to heating the dour. 72 he separates the people we have to come together. So
what was your suit of losses I'm calling to from the beginning of his dial into the end.
Focus on the one that people come nowadays and see if Nicolas were Muslims. Now, all of us know later. Hello.
Let's focus on the bigger picture. There's more important issues for the oma look what's happening in Palestine?
Is there a crisis was happening in Palestine? Of course nobody does that. Does that mean we don't focus on the core of Islam? Focus on the bigger picture as they say.
When we're sootel all sorts of folk started his tower. What did he focus on?
was the first thing he caught his people to that one
was the first thing to hear the oneness of Allah subhana wa Tada. Allah Allah.
He came right away and said, c'est la ilaha illAllah Leon, you'll be successful.
According to gender through law in a law forbids warn them of the Hellfire through law, the law when he was on his deathbed and he said to asylum
what were the two main things that he focused on on his deathbed
he talks about the slot excellent and what else
and about the to heat
as he was dyani salatu salam. He talked about this a lot, the importance of the slot.
And he talked about the two heat.
He told his companions as he's on his deathbed, he starts around and you know, when you're on your deathbed, you're going to get the most important
we'll see ya most important advice. He said there are no lawyer who would one nesara there are Lloyd kirsta, Christians and Jews. why it took me a massage sheets. They took the graves of their profits as places of worship, and they worship other than a law they fell into shirk, they cut addicted to heat, focusing here on the importance of tawheed and stay away from the panel.
And the salon itself is the implementation of what for solid Arabic 100 the solid is for who for Allah subhana wa tada it's the implementation of twohy it's the top bit the implementation of Allah Allah Allah and action only for Allah we pray
but in the Salah T will know Suki Mahayana de la bella rollin in my prayers my sacrifice my life, my death, oh, for a law implementation have to eat.
regularly, the first thing he focused on was the message
of to heat of La la la la.
Didn't come with something to make it nicer. package it up in a nice way. So Dustin would accept it. This is what our message is not gonna beat around the bush and come from back and this is what we're what we're calling to you. What's the difference between Islam and other religions to hate?
The main difference? Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, any old isms?
What's the difference? The main difference to heat
is the main difference that the scientific facts we have in the Quran.
Maybe we have it and they don't that's true. Maybe in their books a lot of but that's not the main difference is that we have scientific practice with facts in our in our book that were proven 14 years ago that you don't have
the main issue. The main difference is, is
the oneness of Allah only worship alone adjoining part is
the second part of his message
showed us the reality of life, and the real way to find true happiness in this life,
to find peace of mind to find ease inside.
He said, to take the people from the league, the narrowness,
the narrowness of this dunya the tightness of this dunya To what?
To the abundance of the dunya because, and I saw one of the translations in English, when they said to the Africa, even though an Arabic I didn't say that, because the reality is,
agenda in this dunya as well.
People don't realize that some of the scholars said like *less Levante Mia, he said Whoever doesn't enter the dunya the agenda this dunya won't hit the agenda of the hereafter. The agenda of this dunya being with the last panel wattana
really, truly worshipping Allah subhanaw taala in finding the lead that the pleasure in worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala. The Hallo, the sweetness of Eman that's the gender of the dunya.
And the ones who enter it, they find this little sweetness. That's why they're always looking for it and striving to build their Eman and come stronger.
He said to take the people the tightness to the abundance of the dunya Allah showed us very any in the Quran several examples, the one who remembers the law and doesn't remember law and the howdy what the rasulillah says nmsa about the one who remembers the law and the one who doesn't remember law Like what?
The dead in the life
and also part of what Allah said the one who turns away from my Vicar for my remembrance woman out on Vickery. Finally Oh, my * and banca he will live a miserable life.
Look at the people's lives today. People are living in a living hell life. People are struggling all around the world. Don't you say the West the West is the most unhappy obviously, as they might have seen some of the new test which showed you that Europe is the most unhappiest place in the world. And it was number three. How about that? So hamdallah but the most unhappy place in the world or in Europe.
But even the Muslims in the Muslim countries are following their footsteps. People aren't happy now. Why? Because they turned away from the members of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I lost that in return.
I love it. I love it victory lane, took my no clue that barely remembers a lot of the hearts find assurance.
But nowadays, people say that we remember a law, we make Vicar we do the slot.
But we're not finding that assurance. We're still unhappy. We're still empty inside.
So what is the reason behind that? Here a law is telling us that barely to remember civil law, the vicar.
Hearts find assurance.
But yet, our hearts are not finding assurance why what's missing in the decree? Is it the decree itself is the problem because now some Muslims, you know, they're more advanced than other Muslims. So they're going to new things, meditating, and yoga and all of these type of things to find peace and tranquility, because they're finding it through their things. So what's missing in our thicket?
First of all, give you three keys. Then a shallow time if you focus on him, the vicar
is going to change you they care as you benefit from your Vicar. It's gonna help you find assurance in your hearts to the vicar inshallah. First of all, the best liquor you can focus on is the liquor that's found in the Quran and the Sunnah. The do as you find the Quran and decoder that you find in the teachings of Buddha law, so
people ask what what is the people coming to some books, sometimes with no original also not been enough from the Hadith of the sutras and there's no but again, these books take from the vicar of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam only
after that. One of the main obstacles that's coming between us and not benefiting is that Islam is not in our lives. A law is not in our lives. We might go through the motions in the salon and doing the things but we're not really holding firm tourist benefits.
So when you only act upon some of the aspects of Islam, you leave other aspects, you're good in some aspects and bad aspects and what happens, the sins start to pile up. Allah subhanho wa Taala described it to us in the Quran. And the Rasulullah
told us about it and the sooner the law said, kill Belladonna, Allah Palooza him karaoke bone that the Ron is put up