Channel: Abdurraheem Green
Friday Sermon about the Importance of Calling the People to Islam! He attaches pivotal importance to this very act to save oneself from the loss. He draws lessons from Surah al ‘Asr and highlights the importance of having Imaan, Doing Good Deeds, encouraging the Truth/Righteous Deeds and recommending the Patience / Will Power. He concludes that calling people to Islam in essence is linked to “Tawaasy bil haqq”, encouraging people to do righteous deeds.
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amilo Saudi hottie what have also been happy what was so bizarre. We begin by praising Allah, we praise Him, we seek his help, and we ask for his forgiveness. And we take refuge with ALLAH, from the ego of ourselves and from the evil consequences of our evil actions. anything anyone who Allah guides, no one can misguide. But anybody who Allah leaves to go astray, no one can guide and I testify that our alone is worthy of worship. And that one Hamlet, some of
them may the peace of blessings of Allah
is the worship of Allah.
And his messenger of Allah says,
by time, the meaning of which is mind time, almost parallel to Allah. He swears by time time my brothers, which is running out.
Our time is limited. Our time on this earth is finite. Interval reality, my brothers, we are just like one of those insects.
They live for a day.
They live for a day.
It's our life. We are here just for a moment.
And this moment that we have everybody is lost in in Cerner.
Verily, Allah is definitely This is an emphasis Allah subhanaw taala is emphasizing
that definitely, most certainly everybody is lost.
Except in the Dena harmony, except those who have emaan.
War amilo saw the hat and they do righteous actions, they do good deeds.
But this is not enough my brothers
because in order for us to be successful,
in order for us, not to be of those who are lost.
We also need tawassul, this sabak waterwatch. What also what also this summer, we need to join together and work together and cooperate together
to teach the truth. And this teaching of truth brothers, this is the hallmark of this nation.
You know, what is the whole mark,
when you have a piece of silver or something that is made of gold, that is a mark on it.
And the mark on the silver and the gold guarantees? its authenticity. So the guarantee of the authenticity of the Muslim.
It's not just Ilan,
and the army was solid, it is something else on top of this. It is that we are the people who enjoy what is right and we forbid what is wrong. This is the characteristic of this oma, it is this characteristic that makes us the best of nations. And when we do not have this characteristic anymore, when we abandon this characteristic,
then we don't have the rights and the entitlements
to be considered the best of all nations.
We don't have that right. We don't have that characteristic. us being the best of nations is conditional. It is conditional
on this criteria.
And the other thing we need to understand
that when it comes to EMI, and when it comes to amino solid, and when it comes to tau or solvent Huck luck, none of this can be accomplished except with the quality of willpower.
What is willpower? I'm using a modern
term. Maybe we are more familiar with the term summer. But in modern psychology, they have a term they call it willpower. And what is willpower, willpower is the ability, the ability to delay gratification, to control your enough's. Really, this is what it means the ability to control your impulses and your desires in order to reach a long term goal.
Now, there was an experiment that was done in the 1970s
by a man called Walter Mischel, he was a psychologist in Stanford University.
And he did an experiment which has become so famous with children. And what he did was he gave these children some marshmallows, and he left them in a room. He said, you can have this marshmallow right now if you want to eat it, you can have it right now. But if you wait some time, you can have two marshmallows, you just have to wait a bit. If you wait too late, you will get two you can have the one mouth no problem. If you wait too late, you can have to, then they left the room.
And they wanted to see the original purpose of the experiment was to find out what strategies and what techniques that kids would employ in order to be able to avoid eating the marshmallow straightaway, and to get an extra marshmallow. But of course, some children didn't wait. Some children ate the marshmallow straight away.
And some children waited. And yes, they employed different strategies, different techniques to try and avoid that eating that marshmallow. Some of them picked it up, smelt it, even they taste it put it down, I was looking somewhere else trying not even to look at it. So they use all these different techniques.
But some children, they eat the marshmallow.
Now, here's the amazing thing.
This man, his daughters were in the same school as the children who were in the experiments. And the daughters would come home. And they would be telling that that this kid did this, this kid that did that this kid got in trouble. This kid didn't finish the homework. And as they were growing up, this psychologist realized that there was a correlation or connection between the kids who had eaten the marshmallow. Okay, so some kids, they ate it, they didn't delay. And what he found was that kids who were not able to control themselves throughout their whole lives, and they followed these children for many, many years until they became adults. And they found consistently, that those who are not
able to control themselves to delay gratification,
they were more likely to go to prison, more likely to drink alcohol, more likely to take drugs, they had a lower income, they were more likely to lose their jobs or have low end jobs, when they had relationships, their relationships were more likely to fail.
And here's the amazing thing in the field of psychology, there are very few things that happen as a child that can predict the behavior or how you're going to be as an adult, even things like you know, abuse, sexual abuse, being beaten many different things, children go through many positive and negative things. Very few of them predict how a child is going to turn out as an adult's.
Except this one thing, the ability to control yourself.
The ability to have sub
is the single most
reliable predictor of how a person will behave
as a child, as a child, how they will be when they are an adult. Now, here's the beautiful thing you have to understand
is that as in all things read, and handled either
it's not fixed, but you are a person you think you have no self control, you can learn self control. You can learn it, you can acquire it. It is a characteristic that you can learn and you can acquire.
And this is something we know from Islam. Suffer is something that we can learn. It is a characteristic that we can acquire. Not only Of course, by making the law, but by practicing it and this is the interesting thing you find your Anima when they talk about how you get Southern by practicing suburb, actually this is in this is exactly what modern psychologists are saying the same thing. Your brain is very flexible. Your brain has the ability to learn and acquire and develop new habits. This is very important why
Am I saying this, because the path of dying, the path of calling to Allah, the path of tawassul, of enjoying what is right and forbidding what is wrong and calling to truth and preventing evil, it needs some it needs patience.
You need to have this ability to control yourself.
So I want to give you an amazing story, you will know the story.
But it's truly amazing.
It's a story of dow, and it's a story of the most amazing suburb. And it is a story of someone
who had the most excellent character
on a level that is barely imaginable for us today. But it is something we must all aspire to. And I hope this story will inspire all of us to be more committed
to one of the most important obligations in Islam. And that is the obligation of hon Mr. Roth one
of inviting and calling people to Islam, whether they are Muslim or non Muslim. It's something unfortunately, I think, especially when it comes to the field of TAO to non Muslims, it is very neglected. Yes, Alhamdulillah. There are organizations and that dedicated to this. But what I it's not something that is in the mentality of the daily life of everyday Muslims. It is not something that that every Muslim cares about puts their energy and time into or even thinks about in reality, and I believe this is one of the big causes of our decline. And our bad situation, we find ourselves into them. Because we have forgotten this obligation.
But it's this obligation that actually defines us as a nation.
If we have forgotten it, we're not the best of the end, look at us, we're not the best. Who are we the best? No, we're on the bottom of the heap.
We are doing all our best to imitate the West, if we were the best, they wouldn't be imitating us. We're not everything you can imagine they are advanced more than us, even in simple things like you think the things that the Muslims would be best about carrying what other human beings making sure that they have their rights, treating people with justice and fairness. You think the Muslims will be the most advanced? No, no, no, we find that the West has to lecture us about how we treat our workers in our countries.
And they have to impose on us rules and regulations. We didn't make them up for ourselves. No, no, we'd be happy to treat everyone like a slave and give them nothing.
Take that possible to take the work to everything and it'll send them back to where they went from with nothing. We'd be happy.
This is how pointless we are. The West has to lecture us.
On the fundamental things you think a Muslim about everything would care about justice and kind treatment of people even, especially not even, especially if they are not Muslim.
Because we know that would open their hearts to Islam.
This is how backwards we are.
these are these are Dini things, Mongolia things even in things that have to do with morals.
The West has to teach us this is our situation.
Okay, maybe we have some things. It's true, maybe hamdulillah when it comes to family life. I agree.
The one of the few things left family life still Alhamdulillah we care for our families better than most people in the West Nile. That's true, but very few things.
Anyway, this is not the main focus, I want to mention this beautiful story. So we all I'm sure you all know the story of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam going to die.
Now I want to put this in context.
You have to remember that was who was so low it was someone has spent many many years now in Mecca,
calling the people to Islam.
And also you have to remember that a prophet, a messenger is not allowed to leave, calling his people until Allah gives him permission.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam couldn't leave Mecca to go to another place until a loss of health Allah allowed him to do that he has to wait for the permission from Allah subhanho wa Taala and of course it will supervise binding as we know the people of Mecca are very hard
Very tough. The response from them is very little the numbers of Muslims are so few fewer, fewer than this room 70 people maybe I mean the numbers are so can you imagine? Rasul? Allah is the Messenger of Allah, and just a few people have accepted Islam 70 people, it's nothing, and even they are being persecuted and the light was so hard.
So now you can imagine, when Allah gives permission to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam to go and cool the people up, tie him to Islam.
I don't know this for sure, but I am just imagining
how what is the prophet SAW along while he was thinking he must, I am thinking that he must be thinking. The reason why Allah is letting me go to tie to cooler people to Islam is because they are the people who are going to accept Islam. They're the ones who are going to carry the message. So I'm imagining Dora sama is going there full of optimism and hope and expectation that allows him to go to Thai eat because these people are going to accept Islam. So he goes to Thai. So as it was the customer of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam his methodology, first you will go to the leaders. So he went first to the leaders, and he begins to talk to them. In fact, he doesn't talk to them because
none of them want to see him. They all refuse to even meet.
And this one, he just, actually he makes fun of the Prophet.
He says, You're too dangerous. I can't deal with you. You're too dangerous. If you're a prophet is too dangerous. If you're not it's too dangerous. So I don't want to do so then what does the Prophet do? Does he give up?
According to some of the books of cedar brothers, listen to this. According to some of the books of Syrah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he spent 10 days in knocking on the door of every single house, every single house, knocking on the door.
And no one. No one responds to his cool
and he is the best day.
He is the best quality.
No one can be better than him.
10 days knocking on every door and no one no one.
No one accepts Islam.
So then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam leaves but this is not the end. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is leaving the leaders of pif, they say to the children, you know the children running on the street, stone him, throw stones at him, pelt him you know get get rid of him throw throw stones and hasten his exit. So the children and you know the good things, they are throwing stones at
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. As the stones are hitting him, he is bleeding, bleeding so much that the blood is pouring down his legs, and the sandals, his sandals.
This, the silos are sticking to the feet of a civil law. So the lower the blood is making the sandals stick to his feet.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is walking and walking away from type in this condition.
he reaches the bottom of the mountain he finds a garden.
He sits there
in you know this state.
And really all he's worried about
is really did he do something displeasing to Allah? Did he say something wrong to the people? Did he fail to convey the message in the best way? This is you know, this is how the practice is his due out to Allah subhanaw taala.
And then jabril
jabril jabrill comments. He says, Yeah, Mohammed,
just give the order the angel of the mountain will crush and destroy this town. Just give the words and the angel of the mountains will destroy utterly.
And will also last sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says what does he say? He says no, don't do that. Because maybe from their children will be people who will become Muslim.
Maybe from their children will be people who become Muslim.
Yeah, I want I really want my brothers. You know if you are one of these people who are obsessed with violence, and gee
had an bombing and killing. I am appealing to brothers please. If you know someone like that I'm appealing to you please think about think about this. Think about social life you care about Islam, if you care about you truly love someone you truly love them, please.
This is not Islam Islam is not bombing and killing and slaughtering and revenge. This is not Islam. Yes, maybe you feel hard done by for whatever reason. But look at Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. You see, this is our problem brothers. This is our problem brothers. How do we think about Islam? We don't think about the beauty of Islam. This is the characters who love, love this long one people to be destroyed. He wants them to have light and he wants them to have life. He wants them to have a snack. That is his cat. He just needs to give them and the angel will destroy this town. But no Rasulullah don't do that. Maybe that children will be Muslim.
This is Islam.
Even if we fight and we have to fight if that comes through that we only do it because we want people to be guided. We only have the we're not doing it for land and power and politics and greed.
for one thing
as to let people know truly that
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen Allahumma salli ala Muhammad.
I want to then reflect a little bit more on the story of time.
Because I hope everybody in this Masjid today, listen to this clip. But
I want you to ask yourself, do you really not go solo solo la jolla?
Do you love Rasulullah
if you do not love Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, more than your mother.
And I was just talking to the brother who brought me here today. And he was telling me his parents are more beloved to him than his wife and his children
is also a lot more beloved to you than your mother.
More beloved to you than your father, more beloved to you than your children than your business than your country.
Then your self, your own self.
Because as you know,
he said you have a soul. I love you more than everyone and everything except myself. He said no. If you don't love me more than yourself, you haven't got true, Mr. He said then I love you more than myself. He said now now.
So you have to love to have to perfect your in mind. And I'm sure if I asked you, you would say Oh yes, I love those who love more than myself really, okay, it's easy to put your hand up. It's easy to say words. But what's the reality? Here's the reality. If you love a lot more than you love yourself, that means you would rather that you were being pelted with stones. It was rather you went to TAFE and you would rather than it was you that got rejected on every door, and it was rather you that you are pelted with stones you would say I prefer that those stones hit me and that rejection was given to me that it was sort of some of our some of our lives. That's the reality. That's what
it means you would rather be in his place you would rather that that you suffered that the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam suffered that, but I want you to think what I care about. If you say you love him, then you have to love what he loves. You have to care about what he cares about. You have to give you a life to what he gave his life to
this new reality.
So if you don't care about people coming to Islam, if that is not more important to you than revenge, if you are not ready to suffer humiliation, both mental and physical, for the sake of the truth, tell us obon Huck, you don't love her super masala long running yourself. Your claim is an empty claim. You don't love him more than yourself. It's just something you say inshallah you aspire to. I'm not saying you don't want to, but it's not a reality. Because this is the Sahaba really in reality. This is when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was on an expedition and he was going to go and buy Jihad a woman comes running. He says, Take my child, take my child, take my baby. He
says what am I going to do with your babies as young Salva you can use him as a shield in the bathroom.
These people really love the Prophet more than they love their own children.
This is the reality of Islam and Eman.
So I this beautiful story is a story of the most amazing character, the character of forgiving, of overlooking of compassion, of caring for guidance for people, the love for dour, the love that people which should be this is what even if you read sort of empath read the sort of Taka, I'm sure you already today, what is it saying sort of
that you know, Mohammed, maybe you will, you will die because people are not not accepting the score. And this is how the Prophet he this feeling that he wanted. He's dying out of worry and concern, his feelings how he's feeling because people are not accepting this message of Islam.
This is his concerns all along while he was selling, this is his life, this should be our concern and our life. And I want to finish
I want to finish with some final thoughts, something amazing,
really beautiful, that this story ends on something amazing the story of pipe.
Now you know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said did you know maybe from their descendants will be people who will be guided to Islam.
So now some scholars, some are limited, they look into this.
And of course, you know, all the people in the Arabian Peninsula became Muslim.
But they looked into the people of Thai, they looked into the generation.
So that you know, so that he said maybe from their children will be people who were guided to Islam. So they began to look into the biographies and the lives in the descendants of these people. And they found that from their descendants from their children.
I think they found something like 900 or 900 allamah, from the descendants from the children of the people of faith at that time.
You see, this is
not always brothers, you will see the results of your efforts. Maybe even in your life, you will not see the results of your efforts.
But this is you have to believe that look, I have to make the effort I have to make, I have to make the efforts. I have to do the actions I have to fulfill my obligations. Whether I see the result or not, is not in my hands.
Allah is the one who guides
but Allah subhanaw taala wants to see from us brothers. He wants to see from us that ethics. So I'm really inviting and imploring all of you for the sake of Allah for the sake of the Prophet sallallahu ala for loving the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and for the sake of the amount of Mohammed for our present and future condition, believe me, unless we change ourselves, we will keep on being in this situation.
The Prophet said, Sal, Allahu Allah yourself is a highly desired Hasson collected intermitting You must enjoy what is right and forbid what is wrong, you must enjoy what is right and forbid what is wrong, or else Allah will send upon you a calamity. He will send upon you a calamity and you will make God and it will not be accepted.
This shows that failing
to give dour and to call to truth and forbidding evil is a cause for our destruction.
So brothers fill your life with this good action. It is an obligation from amongst the obligations in Islam. So we ask Allah subhanaw taala We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, and we employ Allah and we beg Allah from the bottom of our heart to make us from those people who enjoy what is right and what is wrong, to make us from those people who truly love Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Brothers, you have to understand
that if you love something, you can't help. But cool people do that thing.
If you truly love something, it will come from your heart from your innermost being, that you will want people to also join with you and this thing, this is the nature of the human beings, even when you love something evil. Unfortunately, when people love an evil thing, and they love it, they want to get other people to join them in it. whether it's good or evil, this is our nature. So you know, if we truly love Islam, we will not be able to contain ourselves from inviting people to it. But really, it takes some knowledge
called her the Serbian to Allah Allah, Allah Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala tells the prophet to say. So we need to learn as well. How to Get down the best way to go so we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us sincere in our actions and sincere in our attempt to learn and understand how can we fulfill this very important obligation?
We ask Allah subhanaw taala to help and guide the amount of Mohammed, we ask Allah smart Allah to guide our enemies to Islam. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to to fill this world with the light and the guidance of Islam and man it is as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Islam will enter every home, his cell will enter every home, every country, every town, every village, every city, every home We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us from those people who will be the vehicle through which Islam will enter every home in your village
Allahumma salli ala Muhammad even when he was sadly he was