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Glimpses From The Life Of Ibrahim (PBUH)
Channel: Ali Hammuda
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How is one to behave with non-Muslim/irreligious parents?
How should one react if one’s advice is harshly rejected?
What is the nature of the ‘sound heart’?
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As you have seen advertised in the poster, our chosen lecture series for this particular year on Ramadan is revolving around the biographies of four remarkable men.
The Prophet of Allah Ibrahim prophet of Allah knew the Prophet of Allah. So the man and the greatest prophet of Allah, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Wiley, hemos salatu salam.
And it is essential to point out at this moment in time that we are not looking to put forward an exhaustive lecture, going into the details with regards to the lives of these great men, this is an impossibility, particularly considering the shortage of time that we have, however, what we will be doing brothers and sisters and to give you an idea of the model of our study, we're going to be taking snapshots, glimpses.
We're going to be pausing at certain stations with regards to the lives of these great men.
Places where I think and I hope, we can be taking stories and parables and lessons from them that are most relevant to the Muslim of the 21st century and particularly the Muslim of the West.
Allah subhanho wa Taala and sonatas
mentions no less than 18 different prophets in a row. In just two or three ads, Allah Almighty makes mention of no less than 18 prophets and messengers. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, concluding Li, Allah He can Latina herder woman, la febi Hoda, hamaca Teddy.
He said, these are the men whom Allah has guided. So take guidance from their examples Allahu Akbar. These are the people worthy of being emulated. These are the guided men.
And Allah subhanaw taala knows very well that society is going to change and technology is going to advance and the way that we live ourselves, live our lives, genuinely speaking, is going to change. Yet Allah Almighty in his eternal Qur'an told us these are the men who are the examples and will continue to be the examples for every generation to come till the horn is finally blown till the Day of Judgment begins. These are the people of guidance.
And therefore brothers and sisters, I say to you generally and as a footnote, whenever you hear that the lives of the prophets is being discussed, or a lecture that is adrift, advertised give it your attention. These are the people whom Allah Allah has guided, he says to the Prophet, Mohammed, Salah Salem, so follow their guidance. So what about us, Allahu Akbar.
And in keeping with the obligation in this area, we are doing the same. We are studying their biographies so that we may follow their guidance.
The first of these prophets and messengers that we're going to be speaking about today. He is a remarkable man who was nicknamed as a con it.
Con it means somebody who was very devout worship of Allah.
He was also described by Allah subhanho wa Taala as being Hanif.
Hanif is somebody who turns away from disbelief and inclines towards Islam.
He was also a man who was named and called an oma an Asian. And we know that the term on my usually is in reference to many people, an entire community. Yet Allah Allah refers to one individual, he was an oma. In other words, you can say that all of the remarkable characteristics that you find within one nation, bravery and generosity, knowledge, the rest of it, all of these characteristics of greatness that you find scattered around in one nation. A lot of data is telling us he was a one man nation. He had gathered the strings of greatness from all of the corners of this term, Allahu Akbar.
He was an old man.
What other names Do we have of him? We know that he was Holly law, the close friend of Allah
and who law is in reference to a friendship, a relationship that is at the peak of love. And that is why our Beloved Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said to the Muslims before he died, I make it very clear to all of you that nobody here is my kaeleen not even above Akira. None of you is my Saleen.
Only Allah is my honey.
You are my companions, of course whom he loves and cherishes. But the status of hola ie the love as they define
It the love that had penetrated the deepest part of your heart. This only belongs to Allah. This man whom we're going to be speaking about today was so close to his creator that Allah referred to him as my family. How great was this individual allow?
He was so close to Allah subhanho wa Taala and so dear to him that Allah would manipulate the laws of physics for the sake of his comfort and welfare.
And he was a man who was so dear to the Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sent him that he would name one of his children after him. Who are we speaking about?
We are speaking about none other than the Prophet of Allah, the Messenger of Allah, the Helene of Allah. Ibrahim Salalah, when he was in Amman came to the Prophet Muhammad Allah sent them and he said to him, as NSF nomadic narrates, yeah.
You are the best of creation or prophet Mohammed Salah Salem, what did the Prophet respond he said that guy but he said that's not me. That's a lot of work. But from his humility from his humbleness, he said that
he is the first person who will be closed on the day of nudity, the day of reckoning the Day of Judgment, who will be the first to be closed? According to the Prophet Mohammed Salah. He said that will be Ibrahim yes Allah.
We are due to be speaking about a man whose life and biography was crammed with experiences, crammed with stories and treasures and pearls and it is an impossibility to go through even half of them or a third of them. So what we will be doing brothers and sisters is choosing two particular episodes from this particular biography, which we will then expound upon.
This is the format of our study today.
The first of these glimpses and I hope brothers and sisters, you will now lend me a very attentive ear for the remaining 15 minutes or so.
The first of these glimpses pertains to the art of dealing with non Muslim or irreligious parents.
How do we deal with them? We're going to find out in the biography of Ibrahim Ali, who's optimism. And the second of these stops, is pertaining to a local boost leave a sound heart, what is a sound heart? And how does this relate to Ibrahim? And how does it relate to us?
So let us begin with the first of these stops the art of dealing with non Muslim parents or irreligious members of families so that we include the reverts and include those who were born as Muslims or those who never later embraced Islam.
We see this in the life of Ibrahim, why have we chosen this particular stop? For the Muslims of today in the environment of today, because it is always a matter of time,
after this blessing, brother or sister have chosen to embrace Islam,
and begins now ascending the ladders of piety and knowledge and Marija that this individual then questions and says, What about my mother and father? What about them?
reads, that Paradise is real, and the Hellfire is real. And the questioning of the grave is real. The Day of Judgment is real. All of this is hot. It is the truth. So as time is elapsing, this Muslim is growing in knowledge and understanding the first person or the first people they now start thinking about is their mother and father. I want gentlemen for them. I don't want the Hellfire for them.
How do we deal with such a parent who's not practicing? Or who may not be a Muslim altogether, and we want to see them saved from the hellfire. We will find out the answer from the story of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam now brothers and sisters with this scent.
I turn your attention
to a beautiful series of ariad from Surah Maryam the chapter of Mary chapter 19 of the Quran.
And here Allah Almighty gives us an account
of an encounter that took place between Ibrahim and his father.
This was his name.
Not only was the father of Abraham Salalah when he was sending a pagan
and not only was he pushing his son to paganism,
but his father would personally manufacture the idols in the community. And he would sell them in the marketplace and they are he money he's allowed to sell them despite being a young man. He would see this and he became very averse to what he was seeing. He you seeing blocks of stone and wood.
being transported to his father and his father would make idols and statues from them then people will start bowing and prostrating and sacrifice sacrificing to them at the expense of Allah.
And despite Ibrahim Ali you saw it was an eye being a young man at this particular episode in his life. But he was a man of wisdom because Allah says one thing, Ibrahim urrutia, whom in public, we had given Ibrahim wisdom from before, even from a young man Ibrahim alayhi salatu. Salam was gifted with knowledge and understanding. Why did he why was Ibrahim given knowledge because he asked Allah for knowledge, when he said that if you have any hochma or ally, please give me wisdom. Please give me knowledge.
So let's take a look at these ions brothers and sisters. And we're going to find out that there are secret meanings in these areas which we would not have extracted without the concept of the double pondering over the ire of Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says in chapter 19
what goldfill kitabi Ibrahim in ganas de nebia. Remember, in the book, Ibrahim, indeed, he was always a man of truth. And he was a prophet. Here comes now the encounter
is Ali Avi. Yeah. additi when he said to his father, oh, my father, let us pause there.
It was essential for us to realize my dear brothers and sisters, beginning with the one who was addressing you at this moment in time, that should we succeed in planting the seeds of goodness in the hearts of the invitee? the hearts of that invitee must first be unlocked in order to accept the seeds of Islam. How does Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa Salaam do this? By saying, Oh, my father, yeah, Betty. Here Ibrahim is reminding his father of the bond of fatherhood that he has over him. Oh, my father, you are above me. You are superior to me. You are greater than me in this relationship of ours. You are my father.
He's not addressing his father like he's his peer. He's his friend. What's going on? I've got something to say to you. It's not your friend. It's your father.
And that is why even though I showed him this stuff here, the hero what can we hear? He says about this term. Yeah, I bet to my father. He says EMA and Minho. ILA and no law you redo in the state of EMA and
ILA and now who most recently hoping
this is an indication This is an indication from Ibrahim that he's giving to his father. That I am very sincere in the advice that I'm about to give you. Oh my father.
was chlorophyl kitabi Ibrahim inna who can do in order to be here other t Lima da boo mala? Yes. Now Allah you will sudwala Union Keisha all my father, why do you worship that which cannot hear and cannot see and cannot benefit you in any way?
Notice in this particular level of the discussion, Abraham has not offered any instructions. He has not told him to do something and he has not prohibited him from doing anything. He's now addressing What's his rationale?
We father Why are you worshiping that which kind of benefits you it can hear it cannot see. It cannot benefit itself, let alone benefit Anybody else?
Then he says to him, what's your ability in Audigier? Any minute Jaime? mela meiotic fit Wi Fi Attica to Europe and Sabina. Oh my father. Nope. This is the second time he uses the term. Oh my father and Count with me brothers and sisters, how many times he's going to use this word Oh my father in this one conversation. He's going to use it at least four times.
Oh my father
knowledge, some knowledge has come to me that has not come to you. So please follow me. I will guide you to a straight path.
Notice what he says some knowledge.
And the scholars they say here this the scholars of language that the word mean here is a little bit naive. It is in reference to something that it is part of something some knowledge has come to me. He did not say to him Oh my father Li mocha Johnny z knowledge has come to me ie the knowledge of prophethood No, no, some knowledge has come to me, humbling himself before his father. So there was no need to remind there is no need to remind the person you are inviting that you are I be a graduate of Medina University on Korra
University, or to remind this person of how many ideas that you have memorized, or that you have understanding of the Arabic language which he or she doesn't have
Ibrahim the prophet of alive sing to his father, oh, my father, some knowledge has come to me.
So again, this is another display of magnificence. He does not say to his father, this was the knowledge that I pursued the hard work. The years that I put in, this is my sweat. This is my time and effort. This is the halaqaat that I have been attending and you've been messing about. The knowledge was it came to me Yanni. It's a gift from Allah. It's not it's by no virtue of me.
Look at the adept the mannerism that we're going to be pulling out from us is Oh, my father, some knowledge has come to me.
On a side note here, brothers and sisters,
there are so many Muslims out there
who spent a lifetime pursuing Islamic knowledge
and the net gain of those years of hard work and study and memorization. The net gain of the knowledge is zero.
They read, they study they memorize, they write they author they consult and the knowledge that they gain in the end is in fact, zero.
Why? Because they have not grasped this concept that Abraham is teaching us knowledge has come to me.
Not through my hard work. It is a mobile Hiba a gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
He Magno has him, he says, My dear brothers and sisters, and I'm going to mention this particular statement of his so that we don't waste our time.
So that the knowledge that we are pursuing actually benefits us. So that the halaqaat and the lectures that we are attending as you can see now, it benefits us, rather than thinking and kidding ourselves that we're learning and we're not actually gaining anything.
In knowledge, no Hasbro came along, and he says Ron, and Kathy around me, helps me IRA phenomenal me. yoji Doonan, Kira, aka Ballard de Rossi 1.1. So Luna, who Mina and Misha
he says, realize that there are many people out there who spend a lifetime trying to pursue Islamic knowledge.
And that they turn their entire attention to the reading of books, to the attending of lectures to the memorization of narrations. And he says in the end, they learn absolutely nothing.
And then he you know, has him He says, fernea Alhamdulillah, mi familia, Alhamdulillah and me and now Hello, can I be majority at Bobby Allah durante la Cana la Who? First ohana, who mohib amin, Allah subhanho wa Taala for au mccannon lineage be hoonah
he says that everybody realized therefore let the student of knowledge realize that if knowledge was to be gained merely by pursuing it, and reading books and trying to memorize, if this is how knowledge is to be gained, he said, there will always be people who are super superior to you in that regard.
They present themselves therefore we conclude and we can say that knowledge is nothing but a gift from Allah.
Therefore, how can a person become self admiring of himself? How can he become diluted, it is a gift from Allah.
Therefore, my dear brothers, my dear sisters in the cinema, and I'm sending this as I mentioned, so that we don't waste our lives and kick ourselves in the foot 10 years down the line of studying the deen of Islam, right from the outset as you are memorizing and studying and referring to books and attending halaqaat and lectures, always big a lot to give you from this knowledge and realize it is not from your good account that this knowledge has come to you in the cottage and email me some knowledge has come to me from a lot. This is what we are learning from me, but I hate
displaying humility to Allah and displaying humbleness to his father, oh, my father, some knowledge has come to me, which hasn't come to you. So please follow me. I will guide you to a straight path.
How different is this? to a young man, a young teenager who's now newly reformed, supposedly, and newly practicing and has acquired some knowledge and memorized a few iterations loosely, here and there. And now the very first person to experience the wrath and the anger and the savagery of this young boy which he calls zeal and passion for the sake of Dean is his mother and father.
That cradle that bore him that cradle that bore her.
Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. This wasn't his methodology. He was a prophet. He was at the peak of knowledge. He says some knowledge has come to me or my father. That hasn't come to you so far.
Let me I shall guide you to a straight back. Now look at the verse after it. Ibrahim now is ready on it. He saw it was set up to take his data to the next level.
And now he's going to issue the instruction. Look at first the first two verses he hadn't issued any prohibition nor issue that he wants and he commandments. He was setting the scene. I'm sincere. I want you to I want you to be happy in both worlds. I am your son you are above me You're my father and and and and now he's ready to give the instruction What does he say?
Yeah, it nah booty Shake.
English a foreigner can
Oh my Father, please do not worship shavon the devil. Because the devil has been a rebel against our rough man, the Most Merciful.
Notice the name of Allah that He uses to speak to his father? Which name does he use are the Most Merciful. And again, this is not haphazard. SubhanAllah how many names of Allah have we been taught of the many names of Allah, we have been given knowledge of 99 names. But there are without a doubt much more according to the Hadith of the messenger, someone lavon he was.
So he could have chosen any other name.
He could have said oh my father don't worship safe on because shavon was a rebel to Allah Aziz the most mighty, be afraid.
He was a rebel against Al Jabbar the overpowering one a lot.
He could have used the name of a lot and went up in the shape. I know my father. He's been a rebel against alamanda name, the one who Avengers himself. So he's sending a subliminal threat to his father. But he doesn't do that. He said, Oh, my father, a third time shavonne has been a rebel against the Most Merciful. Look at the choice of words on the line. I'll be trying his best to plant the seeds of Islam. He doesn't want to see his father his blood and bone. He doesn't want to see his father in the fire.
don't worship the shaman. The shaytan has been a rebel against man.
And then he says to him What? Yeah, Betty. Oh, my father. This is number one. This is number four now. And he's going to take us down to another level. Now listen, your ability
in the hall Who am a cerca de bon Mina watchman effect. akuna Anisha. Pani Walia, Allahu Akbar, another ayah that is crammed with Adam and mannerism, an area that is dripping with politeness and
he says, Oh, my father.
I fear that a torment may touch you.
Therefore, you will become a companion of the Hellfire you will become a companion of the devil in the hellfire.
Look step by step what does he say? Oh my father This is number four.
In Need a half I am afraid. Look at how he attributes allow fear to himself although in reality who should be afraid. His father. His father should be afraid not the Brahim to him. La soco, Sara missing Jenna needs the Prophet of Allah who was chosen for this message. So this is a to his father, you should be afraid. You shouldn't be scared. Aren't you terrified that you are a pagan, aren't you, you, you you and that's what he could have said. But in a display of Adam. And in an attempt to soften the load of advice. He attributes fear to himself, I'm afraid.
Am a sec that you may be touched by a torment.
He doesn't say to his father, that I'm afraid that the Hellfire will burn you too bitch will disempower you. I fear a fire that will destroy every limb in your body. I fear I fire that will disfigure you. And this is what the Hellfire does to its inmates because it is a savage fire. It's a ruthless fire. It's a blood thirsty fire it enjoys to a year people scream, it wants to crush people. It wants to tear them apart. This is the nature of janome it's not just a flame, a ball of fire as you may imagine. It's a sophisticated apparatus, a sophisticated arena of suffering. This is Jana,
and you but I hate being the Prophet of Allah knows this better than anybody else.
But he says to his father, who will receive the greatest punishment if he dies in the state. I fear I fear that a torment may want me touch you.
I fear that a torment.
Look at how he uses the indefinite form a torment. He could have said to him in a half a second
lather. I fear Oh my father that the punishment an elephant lamp the definite form.
The punishment may touch, you know, he says, You must, either in the indefinite form without the NF in the lamb. I fear that a torment, a torment may touch you.
Actually, the adverb and the mannerism found within these brothers and sisters are really worthy of being bonded over.
He says, Therefore, you will become the Companion of the devil in the Hellfire
in a half is cerca de Beaune Mina rush, nanny, I fear that a torment may touch you from our passion.
When you want to threaten somebody with the punishment of Allah, do you use the name of Allah, the Most Merciful? Somebody who's really gone off the rails? Is this a time to remind him that Allah is the Most Merciful? Or is this a time to remind him that Allah is Al Jabbar yamantaka him the event the avenger of himself? The most powerful.
Ibrahim however, doesn't do that. How did you set out to send me there's something that seemingly is very strange. Oh my father, I fear that a torment may touch you from the Most Merciful,
the Most Merciful? Why does he use this name?
Again, even though I showed he mentioned in his Tafseer at a hurry rotten way. ishara he says this is an indication a subtle indication
that a one a person a person who punishes yet he's very well known for his mercy is an indication that the sin must have been very great.
Do you see what his Ibrahim is going through his father? You seem to him if a rough man the Most Merciful punishes you Oh Allah, then a way but on him Oh my father. If I rush man, the Most Merciful punishes you oh my father than realize this is due to the Basha and the fava, the magnitude and the greatness of your sin.
I fear Oh my father that a torment may touch you from a rush man the Most Merciful. Therefore you will become a companion of the devil in the in the hellfire.
However, as we all know,
regardless of how beautiful a person's preaching maybe, and despite how carefully you may cherry pick your words, in order to ease and soften up the heart of your invitee your advice may not always meet receptive is.
And this was the situation with Ibrahim Ali Hassan atossa. His father was now about to reject him in the in the harshest of ways.
And the one who is rejecting Him and insulting him is not a stranger, it's his father. And there's nothing more painful in life than when somebody you love insults you with a goodness you're trying to give them.
But this is a track record that Allah has documented in the Quran so that when you try advising your brother, your sister, your mother, your father, your auntie, or any other Muslim or non Muslim relative of yours, you're not too heartbroken when they insult you and push you away.
This is why Allah has documented these stories in Nepal and to give you solace, comfort, peace of mind that I have a precedent. I have a precedent. Robbie Ha.
It know how bad the daily
is the name of of a man who saw something in Mecca when he was still a young boy with his father, an episode that he would never forget and would later relate arrabiata he says I remember walking with my father in Mecca. This was when the prophet SAW Selim was still newly preaching this lamb.
He said and we saw a man that was walking in the marketplaces, as people are buying and selling and he was saying, I yohannes who La ilaha illAllah
Oh, people say that, you know, in the law, there was no one worthy of worship except Allah and you will be successful. Oh, people say Nah, you know, in the law, Allah, you will be successful. Can you imagine somebody doing this outside? Maybe Specsavers or Burger King or Marks and Spencer? It will look very strange, wouldn't it? A man that was seen in Mecca walking around saying please see La la la you would be successful. And there was a man behind him. Following his every footstep
who had a bright face? I'll be honest, yes. And he was cross eyed. And he had two braids in his hair. And every time this man was saying, c'est la ilaha illAllah. You will be successful. The man behind him was belying him and saying, Don't believe him. He is a liar. He is an apostate. Don't believe him. He is a liar. He is an apostate. Robbie, I said.
I said to my father.
Who is that man saying to people say that you know in law law you will be successful. He said, Oh my son that is Mohammed Abdullah.
That is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he is a man who is claiming to be a prophet.
He said, Oh my father, what about this man who's walking behind him? Who is he the one who's belying him? He said, What did he say? That is his uncle Ebola.
So it will happen, it will happen where your closest relatives will turn you away. Whether that's in the form of money that they cut you off if you are dependent upon them financially, or whether it's the defaming of yourself or whether it's they kick you out of the house or whether you are labeled as an extremist or a hardliner and you really not
you have a precedent in the Prophet Mohammed Salah Salem, Prophet nor Prophet Ibrahim, Prophet lot. Almost all of the prophets and messengers Allah has given us similar stories, so that you find peace of mind when you are rejected. Ibrahim would be rejected, in what way in the harshest way.
His father threatens to kill him.
He says to him around people and an early hottie Ibrahim Ibrahim, are you rejecting my gods.
Now in Lambton, tehila Otto germanica, Tony Mallya, if you don't stop, I'm going to stone you. Therefore go away safely. I eat before I hurt you. Leave me safely before I hurt you. And this is the language of every tyrant, every arrogant transgressor who has lost out in the arena of debate and the arena of argumentation and evidences and sound thinking they always resort to what to violence.
No more hodja no more argument. So it has to be violence. And we studied this. If you remember last year, when we were going through the story of the boy and the king. Remember, he had no argument left. Therefore he said to him, your place will be the cross, we will crucify you. This is what they did to Prophet Isaiah Jesus sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and what they did to Musa and what they did
to Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam, himself.
I'm going to tell you, how does he respond? He said Salaam en la casa a stone funeral NACA Robbie in Ghana, we have an incredible response. He said, Peace be upon you or my father. I'm going to ask Allah to forgive your sins, because he has been so gracious to me a lot.
And Ibrahim would leave
and he would say to his father will act as a local Mamata, don't I mean, do Neela and I'm going to leave you and that what you are associating with a law, what I don't want to be and I'm going to call upon a line as an akuna be your Bishop, perhaps through my Doha, Allah will not make me unblessed.
He responds to his father, he meets rudeness with kindness, intolerance with tolerance, ignorance with wisdom. This is how a son speaks to a pagan father, let alone a practicing Muslim mother and father, Allah Allah.
He responds with kindness.
And that is hard. Let us be honest, that's not easy is it?
When somebody insults you in that way, and you know that you don't want money from them, you only want it to see them move away from the path of the fire and walk towards the path of gender. And then you get this type of response. It's not easy to bite the bullet.
Not everybody will be able to do that. Ibrahim was but not everybody will be Who are the people who will be able to respond like Ibrahim after being given this blanket ugly rejection? Who are the ones who can do this? Do you know who they are, they are the people who are honestly and truly calling to the path of Allah alone right from the start.
They were not calling to their own ego, they had no self admiration, they would look into the mirror, they would not even see their reflection they would see I am in the path of a lot.
So when they receive this difficult response, it didn't really bother them that much, because there was no ego hiding in the first place. If we were to understand this room, brothers and sisters, we will understand a secret that we learned in the era of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
which even though he Sham the rates in his Sierra, that after the Battle of offer took place, the Battle of God, as you already know, was one where the Muslim Muslims received a devastating defeat at the hands of the pagans, due to a mistake that was committed by some of the Muslims on the battlefield.
And the pagans now we're on the verge of leaving the battle.
field and Abu Sufyan before he had embraced Islam. May Allah be pleased with him being the leader of the pagans. He was now filled with arrogance, and, and zeal and passion. And he began to call out because he couldn't see the prophets that I sent him horrible, but get an amen. And these were the Pillars of Islam. So he said,
is Mohammed here?
Is Muhammad alive?
Can Mohammed hear me?
And they were at the time in the mountain.
And the prophets and I send them every time they would he would ask this question. He said to the companions, don't respond to him. Don't give him any attention.
Then he said Abubakar ebano, Abu hanifa. Are you here? The prophets, some allies, and he said, don't respond.
Abubakar, are you here? Abubakar? Are you here? The Prophet was saying, Don't give him any attention. Then he said, Mr.
Bob, are you alive?
He said, don't respond. And he asked him another two times. He said, Don't give him any attention.
Then I will turn to the pagans and said good news. All of those men that I have just named, they are dead.
Here on Marvel, the Aloha who couldn't take it anymore. And he began speaking, and he said, Listen, you and me on the law, all of those names that you mentioned Alhamdulillah they're alive and they're gonna cause you misery.
So Hon, Allah allowed me
then I was young. He said, in pride, he said, Hoban, may our God who bought the idol May our God Hoban be high.
The prophet SAW Selim said to the companions, won't you respond to him? So panela now it's changed and I was changing what you respond to him they said are miserable, what should we say? He said say to him, say to him, Allahu Allah, Jen, say Allah is higher and greater than Hoban
and then apostrophe and said something else. Lana, Allah Azza wa sallam, he said, we have a closer another idol. We have a closer and you have all Muslims knows that. The Prophet said to the companions Will you know respond to him? They said, Who should we say or messenger of Allah? He said, respond and say to him, Allah whom Allah and Allah will say to him, Allah is our master our helper and you have no helpers. Okay?
So they responded.
What is the link between this and the story of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam?
The first nine calls that oboe Sophia made the messenger send them said each and every time don't give him any attention.
But then when the matter was pertaining to Allah, he said, Will you not respond? So notice, it's not about individuals. When the insult is about me, and you and food on an island, it doesn't always necessitate a response from you.
Because not about us, it's it was never about us. It's about taking ourselves and others to gender, and saving ourselves from the hellfire. It was never about individuals.
And had it been about individuals, the messenger Muhammad Lawson, and would never have died of another creed that he would die like every other human being, to show you that the message of the Prophet Mohammed Salim is greater than every other prophet and messenger who had come the message of the hate and the oneness of Allah.
So when it was when the question was about individuals, he said, don't respond. But when the limits of Allah were now being trespassed, he said, Will you not respond? seminary, but I hate on at Southwestern, I'm just being insulted by his father. But he was able to give a humble response of response of Saddam. Why? Because he had no ego to begin with. We struggled with this sometimes, isn't it brothers?
You may start your dialogue with an individual. And it's going well, you can remember the story of Rahim and you're trying to be wise and you're trying to use evidence as you tried to address the heart and you're trying to address the mind. It's going well, but then, then they insult you. They accuse you. They remind you of your past now you're becoming Mr. Religious. Remember the person you used to be? They hit a real nerve. What happens? You're not become arrogant. You say to him, You know what? I don't even know why I'm wasting my time with you. I saw arrogance in your eyes before I'd even before I even met you. You know, I'm going to turn my attention to somebody who deserves my
time. You are an arrogant man and perhaps you're going to go to hell anyway. Go to hell. Actually, I would like to see you in hell. To the rest of the statements. Ah, see now the Dow was no longer for the sake of a lot was it?
It was for the sake of your ego that you feel was now compromised. That is why Allah says he said Really? In a law. So to the people are Mohammed Salim say to the people. This is my path I call to Allah. I don't call to a jamara his a group of 30 I call to Allah, not myself.
Not my message gene, but my halycon my lectures my books, I call to Allah. If you are calling to Allah, you will be able to respond like you but I may Allah and I was to respond like you But I, Hey, my name is synonymous to them like
Abraham Allah He salatu salam
does not consider that he has now done everything that he needs to do.
He has given a very fair shot in conveying Islam to his father, but he does not deem himself now free from the burden of his father. And this is why he then says to his father before departing, what does he do come on Kumamoto.
I'm going to leave you now, and that which you are calling besides Allah.
In other words, just because I have tried my level best in advising you, and I've now established a proof against you. I'm not going to use this as an excuse to continue associating myself with the environment of wrong. I've advised. I've spoken against this. I was polite. But I'm not now free from responsibility. I must leave this environment of hat on. Bear that in mind, my dear brothers and sisters, yes, you've advised, yes, you've given a leaflet? Yes, you've referred them to a YouTube lecture. But it doesn't justify now that you stay in the environment of wrong you need to move.
I'm going to leave you now he said to his father, and that which you are associating with a lot, and I'm going to call upon him, perhaps I will not be unblessed through my Diwan.
As you heard in the verse before this, Ibrahim said to his father, I'm going to ask Allah to forgive your sins.
And Ibrahim, he did ask a lot to forgive the sins of his father in order to Shara chapter of the poet's as we shall find out.
But when Allah made it clear to him that your father is going to help. Ibrahim completely disassociated himself from his father, and he stopped asking Allah to forgive him because it is now how long it's impermissible.
Similarly, when the Prophet of Allah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to learn of the fate of his uncle Abu Talib, and how he's going to be an inmate of the fire. He stopped asking a lot to forgive him because this is not allowed. He person who dies in a state other than Islam. We cannot ask Allah to forgive their sins because their sins unfortunately they will not be forgiven.
In a human you should be law. Faculty harmala Holly hingegen na, na whoever associate partners with Allah.
Allah has made gender impermissible for this person, and his home would be the fire of Allah subhanho. Donahue said
Ibrahim, he walks away seemingly empty handed. But would Allah subhanaw taala the most generous leave Ibrahim empty handed? Rather, let us rephrase the question. Would Allah subhanho wa Taala leave any sincere advisor to goodness empty handed after the effort that he or she has made?
This is bad suspect of a lie. Never would ally leave you empty handed after the effort that you make.
But this effort that you made with this individual, the fruits of it may show up in different ways. It may not come through the person you are inviting. It may come through different avenues. You may advise your father or your mother to embrace the religion of Islam, they kick you out of the house, or they insult you or reject you in a harsh way. Your effort is here. It hasn't disappeared. But Allah will take this effort, and he will place it down something else that would benefit you, your child will come home this evening and say
I would like to wear the hijab you
really are you sure? Yes. Allah has just placed it in my heart that I'm not going to walk out the house ever again without my hijab? Where did this come from? That was your effort that you thought went to waste with your father or mother, Allah placed it for your child. Or it could be that you make an effort with one of your children and they don't they're not interested. And then all of a sudden your neighbor knock on your door and he says I've been observing you how you behave. I really would like to embrace this now, where did this come from? That's your effort with your child but it didn't appear there. It appeared somewhere else. So Ibrahim, he has made an effort with his father.
And we've agreed that Allah will not let him go empty handed. How did this effort show up through which different avenue through his
through his children?
Therefore listen to the verse that comes after the one that you just heard.
Allah says for them not
immediately after he left his father, and that which is people were worshipping besides Allah. What happened? Is Taka ko Baku lon Jang Nana via we gave him his heart Isaac and Jaco Jacob and Allah says we made both of them prophets. Allahu Akbar. Look at the link Allah is not to let him go without without reward in Allah Allah.
Allah will never allow the good deeds of the moccasin to go
And then Allah says, Well what happened to Allah homier, wash mattina. And we gave his sons from our mercy. Well, john, Allah, homeless and Alia, and we gave them a reputation of very high honor. Looking all of now the major religions of the world, they praise Him, and they praise his heart, Isaac and they praise the apple, Jacob their old praise. Look at how a law does not allow the efforts of the good doors to go to waste your efforts have not gone to waste, my dear brother, my dear sister,
but the life saving for you that effort to give you the fruits of it in an avenue that you least expected. Therefore add to your reserve add to your account, advise people, prohibit them from doing wrong in the mannerism of Ibrahim and regardless of the accept or reject, that's not your issue that's in the hands of Allah. But Allah will save you that effort and he will benefit you in so many ways that you would you would never expect this is how to invest.
is important to note
that the father of Ibrahim
will be in a great state of regret for having rejected the downward line.
When will he be in regret on the day of judgment and I just want you to is narrated in the Sahara on your authority of the companionable hora
the messenger now some Allah Allah He will send I'm
going to give us an episode that's going to take place in the Hereafter, where Ibrahim finally meets his father once again on the day of regret the day of standing. Every individual of a rejects an invitation to goodness, the greatest goodness being the message of Islam will also be in a similar state of regret on the day of standing.
He tells us and he saw it was set out that Ibrahim will meet his father on the Day of Judgment while watching he Katara was Obara and on the face of aza will be darkness, blackness, and will be dust and soil.
Libra, He will say to his father, Adam, aku, laka, laka, Sunni,
and hakon as Gianni, Did I not say to you or my father don't disobey me?
Didn't I say to you, a long time ago don't serve me. His father will now say to his son in humility for Yama last week. Oh my son today I will not disobey Him.
And then Abraham will turn to his father now. Ibrahim will now turn to Allah into law and he will say he ought to be in our attorney, Allah tacchini oma zone for you is in abil about a UPC in Germany mean I mean, Oh Allah, He will say on the Day of Judgment, oh, Allah Ibrahim will say, You promised me that you will not humiliate me on the Day of Resurrection. So what's greater humility can there be for me humiliation than to see my father in the state going to help. And then Allah will say to me, but I hit him in the heart run to allergenicity in the Harlem to
Elgin and carefree.
Ebrahim, I have made paradise impermissible for the disbelievers. Then Allah will say to Abraham, own format, academic look beneath you, what is that under your feet, you will look for either who I believe in more data for you to be our me, he will you will ask him that.
He will look beneath him and he will see his father in the form of a hyena. His father has been transformed into a form of an ugly, horrid hyena in its filth in its vomit in its blood.
Then the hyena will be taken from its feet and thrown into the hellfire. And that will be the end of ours of the father of Abraham Robinson mostly, what an evil destination the fires. It's from the wisdom of Allah that Allah would transform the figure of his father into a hygienic wretched hyena so that Ibrahim wants to be far away from him to make it easier upon his heart when he sees his father being thrown into the hellfire. And this is the fate of every individual who dies having not accepted the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala having not submitted to the way of Islam, a person who does this is called a Muslim.
For this reason, brothers and sisters, and now we're going to move on to the second point and that is the aspect of the sound hot and this will be short, we will conclude it in a few minutes.
For this reason, the prophet of Allah Ibrahim some of the lohani he was sent him was very keen to see his father becoming a Muslim
because he knew of the fate
and this is the same reason why we should be keen to see our neighbors, our colleagues, our teachers and university, our mothers and fathers, our family members to begin with. Why we should be keen to see them being the deen of Allah subhanaw taala because this is the fate and this is the end
he was king
He was keen to guide his nation, his tribe, but he had to immigrate Allah subhana wa Dionysus and sort of to shut off and now I want to spend just a few minutes, merely translating to you these beautiful IRAs allow these words brothers and sisters to follow up on a pure sound heart, so that they may do their thing on you. Listen to these ions.
Allah says in the chapter of the poet's
what you Ali hinda Ibrahim, recite upon people. The news of Ibrahim
is already I mean, he will call me Hema taboo when he said to his people, and his father, what are you worshiping? corlew nabooda was nirman for navall Lula Hakeem, they said we are worshipping idols. We're going to remain devout to them called Julius Malema committed Oh, he said to them, Do they hear you when you make do I
elyan follow phone? Are we a boon? Or do they give you any benefit? Or can they harm anybody
who was an academic if they responded by saying we found our forefathers doing this on a follow up to my quantum taboo and Ibrahim then said do you see that which you have been worshipping? And tomorrow? Oh c'mon, Aqua moon, you and your early forefathers. For in the home I do one Li ihlara Balala mean they are my enemies except the Lord of the worlds Allah, meaning I only worship Him. They are my enemies except the Lord of the worlds who is the Lord of the worlds Ibrahim says under the Kala Pani for Hawaii.
He was the one who created me and guides me
will let you apply money via Steam. He's the one who feeds me and gives me drink. What is a marine fish feed and when I fall ill he provides me cure. Wonder the ultimate yo
yo Medina and he is the one whom I hope will forgive me my sins on the day of judgment or be heavily hochma what will happen even sliney hain Oh Allah please give me knowledge and join me with the righteous people. What do I lelisa an associate in the field actually in an O Allah give me please a reputation of high honor. Amidst the later people. That's us. What's your name in water 30 jannetty name and make me an inheritor of the gardens of the delight Jenna was a few Abby in Who can I mean a bond Lee forgive my father please. Because he has gone straight
to the bathroom. disgrace me on the day people will be resurrected. Yo Malayan foul now lunula by noon, on the day in which no wealth and no child will benefit a man in lemon at Allah have you convinced sorry,
except a person who meets along with a sound heart.
This is our second heading for today which we will conclude within a few minutes.
Rahim alayhi salatu salam has just taught us the real meaning of a heart of life. If news was to be conveyed to us, dear brothers and sisters,
that one of our arteries or more in our heart has now been blocked. We would spend every penny of our wealth every second of our day, pursuing a cure having realized that life cannot continue if I am in this state.
However, Ibrahim Salah lohani he was cinema has just taught us that the real meaning of the dying of a heart is not when it stops beating is not when it becomes blocked with cholesterol. The real meaning of the dying of a heart is when our heart dies out from a man it dies out from faith you start losing interest in Islam. This is the meaning of the dying of a heart.
Ibrahim has just told us that on the Day of Judgment, Allah will accept nothing but a sound heart. This is a scary I want you in
the same way that Allah has known you your heart in a pure pristine sound saline state you and I are expected to return it to Allah in the same pristine sound and Selim state
otherwise Allah would not accept otherwise Allah will not accept.
So what is the sound diet?
What is the sound of
the heart which Allah will not accept anything but it
does take a look at the definitions given by our predecessors. Mojo
Mojo he says that the Saleem sound heart a lady nurse Shakopee the sound heart is in reference to that heart that has no doubt in Allah. No doubt
cortada he said an algo Salim who will Anbu and Holly Mina Shirky, the sound hearts Katara says, is that hot that has no disbelief in it whatsoever Allahu Akbar. It's pure, pure Islam of the heart. He said, I'll Boustany Allah alcoholic. The sound heart is a heart that is sincere. It doesn't want to show off. It is only for Allah. He says, it is a heart that is sincere, above a man and they said well, what he he says boo Saleem, who will boo Alhaji Minami Dottie Alma in eluna he says it is the heart It is the heart that has no innovations in it whatsoever having found rest in the way of the Prophet Mohammed Salah Salem in the sooner Allah Allah wa then you have imamoglu Allahu Akbar in his
vocal Java booth kaffee who takes all of these beautiful different expressions and he strings in for you like a pearl of a bead of pearls and he says in two sentences gathering all of this information he says
one at a time masala Mata can be had is Lama mean hum Sati Asha
the heart of a Muslim cannot be setting sound till it becomes sound and pure from five different illnesses you're alone are they rather early so that we can start the cleaning process before we meet Allah? Only the sound heart will be accepted? What are the five you says had dementia Can you not? They do totally.
Yes ma'am in beatin tuna, tuna
Yes No ma'am in chahatein to number one. Yes, ma'am in her flat into number two liquor? Yes, ma'am. I mean, how can you not be too touchy?
He says the sound the heart is only sound when it purifies itself from five different things number one, until it becomes sound from disbelief that contradicts tawheed the oneness of Allah. Number two until it becomes sound from innovations that contradict the Sunnah. Number three, until it becomes sound from parent temptations that contradict the obligations. Number four, until it becomes sound from sleep and heedlessness, which contradicts remembrance and wakefulness. Number five till it becomes sound from desires that contradicts sincerity.
if we have struggled to remember these things, then remember this one sentence, it is a summary of what the sound heart is, we can say that the sound heart is that heart that is entirely for a lot.
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This is a heart that has no space for disbelief, call for shocking. It has no room for innovations. This is a heart that is not influenced by the the hope for arguments of the doubters, or the hypocrisy of the hypocrites. This is a heart that is not influenced by the different methodologies, and ideologies and philosophies and the elegance of the west or the east. It's a sound heart. This is a heart that is not interested in the attention of x, y and Zed individuals. It only wants the attention of Allah, it sounds. This is a heart. This is a heart that does not allow the person to fall out with another Muslim to boycott him or her more than three days. God forbid, this heart is
setting its sound. It's a heart that is free from spite and malice and rancer and envy when it sees goodness coming to another person. Whether it's a beautiful wife, or whether it's a car whether it's a house, they see hamdulillah you want to give him more if it's good for him or her
and when they see evil, bad health bankruptcy. Bad Dean falling upon an individual they make to a heart for this individual you ought to be guided them you ought to be giving them a cure gotta be giving them health. This heart This heart is Saleem it's so pure, it's so clean. And what is amazing is that in the entirety of the Quran, and we're gonna we're gonna conclude with this.
The topic of the sound heart was only mentioned twice.
The first time it was referenced into Brahim, the first time was in reference to him. The second time was in reference to it but I, I use auto setup. The first time as you just heard in the chapter of the poet's he told us on the Day of Judgment, man will not be benefited from his wealth, or his children, except a person who meets a law with a sound heart and then look and sort of soft fat. What does Ibrahim say? What does Allah say? He says what in them and she has he labored on him to eight out of the who have been Salim
when Ibrahim Allah says, came to me with a sound art
so in the first verse ashara Ibrahim says only that will help you a sound out
Salatu Salam Fayyad, Allah said Ibrahim came to me with a sound down.
Here for brothers and sisters don't allow your heart to become a house, a home to pythons and snakes,
harboring spite against this person and envy against this person, and how am I going to avenge myself from this individual. Don't allow your heart to become a home to wild and
don't ignite a furnace of fire in your heart and oven that burns you and bury and harms you because you will end up falling in this oven yourself. And then when you will have only you will be harmed.
Therefore brothers and sisters every night before going to sleep.
Think about your relationship with a law and then your relationship with people. Think about those things that you had committed.
Think about the aspects of shirk that may have come into your head.
The aspect of innovations that have come into your methodology, the aspect of desire that you may have pursued that day think about them and ask Allah to forgive you. Then turn your attention to people and think about those who you have upset or those whom you had those who have upset you and begin pardoning them one after the other.
In hope that Allah subhanho wa Taala will bless you with a heart that is solely a heart that is sound