Reflection from Makkah and Madinah
Channel: Ammar Alshukry
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Good luck with the new backhoe mama ut la Sudha, who for the first pose and Alima my bad all praises due to Allah we seek His guidance and his forgiveness and we seek refuge and Allah from the evil of ourselves and the whispering of our desires, whom Allah guides no one can misguide. And whom he allows to be misled. No one can guide and I bear witness that there's nothing worthy of worship except Allah alone, having no partners. And I'm hummus little lady said to Mrs. Leave in His messenger. So to proceed hamdulillah were able to go on a trip to Umrah to close out the year. And the number of people from this message here are msgid were able to go as well. And I just wanted to
share a couple of thoughts with regards to this experience. When we arrived on the first day, the first couple of hours, I was walking into an MR. The nubbly with one of our brothers from the group. And he was common to me, he was commenting to me about how he used to always wonder it was his first time ever going. And he used to always wonder how people go every single year. And he said I used to think that it was almost like a form of sloth, like it's just wastefulness. If you've gone, then give that money to charity the next year, you don't need to go every year or sponsor somebody else who's never gone to go. And it was still the first day the first couple of hours, but him just being
immersed in that experience walking into Mr. The new boy, he looked at me and said, I have to come back. I have to come back again. I don't know when but I need to figure this out.
When you're able to go to the sacred sites. It's a spiritual nourishment for yourself. It is purification for yourself. It is reward for yourself. People go all the time or whenever they can, because they are in need of it. There's a profound Hadith that's controversial is authenticity and some scholars consider it to be weak. Others consider it to be authentic and from the Divine. He considered it to be authentic the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam he says in Abdon as high
as have to know who just Mo was sacked to either if he met Isha tea, from the idea he Hamza to our Mala Fado, Ilya namaha, from the province of Allah Allah sent him says that Allah says a servant whose body I have given health to and whose provision I have expanded, who allows for four years to pass
without traveling to me has been prevented. So someone who's healthy and someone who's wealthy enough, and Allah subhanaw taala has facilitated for that for them. And five years go by and they don't travel to the sacred sites, they don't travel to Mecca, that person is prevented.
It's a reminder for us that as we journey wherever it is that we journey too many of us travel all over the world or we travel to places where we have relatives that we include in that schedule and in that planning, to travel to the sacred sites to travel to Mecca to travel to Medina, some of the I'll share with you some, some brief reflections. Number one, is the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala. When you go to Mecca, you see the Promise of Allah you know, when the Prophet conquered Mecca in the eighth year, and then in the ninth year was the first hedge that was sent from Medina to Mecca and it was led by Abu Bakr also loss of Elijah Saddam did not go he went in the 10th year his
final year he went well what could when he left with the delegation saw at the Toba was revealed the ninth chapter of the Quran. And I live in every thought it was told to catch up to the Hajj to recite the beginning of sort of the Toba to the people. And in that surah Allah subhana dialer says, Yeah, you enter the enum and mushy Dakota nudges Allah says the disbelievers are impure fella terrible mercy that haram. So let them not enter and message them. How am I the enemy? Mm hmm. The after this year,
after this year from this year forward, they're not allowed to come to them. And then Allah Subhana Allah says, we're in fifth to my ALA. So if you fear poverty, like I want you to imagine that you're a businessman in Mecca.
For 1000s of years, the people of Mecca their economy was based on what it was based on them being the people of the home, the people of the house, people came and worshipped from everywhere, there was 360 idols in the GABA when the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam came in the next year, their entire identity of their city was based their commerce, everything was based on people coming to worship, whatever it is that they wanted to worship. Now, if you are a businessman, is it better for you to have 360 Different idols that are worshipped in Makkah, or one God? Obviously, that the bigger inventory is better, more customers, and so they were terrified when this was revealed, and
this command came that there would be no more shooting we should gate in Mecca. In fact, they said, our markets have been ruined. So what does Allah say? Allah says, if you fear poverty,
for Sophia, you're gonna come along and fugly. Insha Allah subhanaw taala will provide for you from his grace if he wishes. And Allah is Aileen Hakeem, Allah is Knowledgeable and Allah is wise.
There is no way that they could have forecasted that the idea of one God would be more powerful than 360. In fact, this idea of one God was so powerful that the next year the people who would be attending that final Hajj with Rasulullah, sallAllahu wasallam would be 100,000. It was so powerful that for 1400 years later, people come from every 15 amiot from every place to come and worship Allah subhanaw taala the people of Makkah, were not ruined, their markets were not ruined, but their markets were forever powered. Allah Subhana Allah Allah says, if you fear poverty, Allah will enrich you. So the question becomes, what is the Promise of Allah that I'm afraid of?
Allah says into Tapachula head and local Maharaja, that if you fear Allah subhanaw taala Allah who will provide for you a way out? What's going on in my world? What am I afraid of with regards to my business? What am I afraid of with regards to my chances? What am I afraid of with regards to my transactions? What am I afraid of with regards to my relationships?
But whatever it is that you fear, I know that Allah subhanaw taala has the key to all of those resources. The province little light is in them says, he says in natural health produce never theory, the Holy Spirit cast into my essence, and no one enter moot enough soon had that a stack Mila this bow agenda,
the Holy Spirit cast into my essence that no soul shall die until it completes two things. It's it is and its lifespan. You will get everything that has been written for you. And then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam says for duckula What he means with pop, he says So fear Allah and seek that beautifully. Whatever it is that you're seeking, seek it beautifully fear Allah subhanaw taala and do not let the delay of that is make you seek it out in a way that Allah has prohibited why because what is with Allah cannot be acquired except through his obedience. What is with Allah cannot be acquired except for his abuse according to muster for all it will look for sofiero no overhang
hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah while it was like this an MC Mathura a second quick point of benefit is to be completely humbled and to recognize that Allah subhanaw taala does not need us at all.
A person may feel that you know when they come to the masjid, you come in there seven people in salon and fed you that if I come my presence is really important. People are inviting you all the time please come to this program please come to this, this please come to the message for this please come to this program for this Please help support this initiative here please, please please please.
And you might feel like your presence is important and your absence is is not but when you go to a place like Mecca or you go to a place like Medina and you see people from all over the world coming, worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. You are humbled to realize how potentially expendable you are how insignificant you are to Allah subhanaw taala you are not the one who is needed. Allah does not need us. But we are the ones who need ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. I am doing nobody any favor by coming to select their drummer right now.
I am the one whom Allah Subhana Allah has favored by me coming here. In fact of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says
that Allah subhana wa Dionysus No, no welcome Federico encircle Medina Concarneau Allah azza wa jal, Bella Geneva Domingo, masa, daddy Kofi militia, that if the first of you and the last of you and the interview and the jinn Have you had the most righteous heart, that wouldn't increase what I have at all, if we were 7 billion angels walking on this earth that wouldn't increase what Allah has. And if the first of you and the last of you and the Jinn of you and the human Have you had the worst, most evil heart if we were 7 billion devils walking around this earth, that wouldn't take away from ALLAH SubhanA died anything he says in nama here I'ma see Harlequin food Murphy, Camilla. It is simply
your actions that you do. And Allah subhanaw taala response for the third thing. And the last thing that I mentioned, is one of the beautiful aspects. And I think going to Mecca and Medina is one of the few places in the world really where you get to experiences.
On one of these days, I was asking, I was asking everybody, I said, Do you are y'all aware of what day it is? And they said, No.
What's the significance of this today, they thought it was gonna be like some Seattle point or something. I was like, today's the 25th of December. Everyone's like, wow, he's Christmas. Nobody noticed it. Nobody there was not a single inkling of anything to do with Christmas. And what that reminded us of is how easy it is to worship Allah subhanaw taala. In certain places, we're always swimming against the current here. And it's not as powerful enough for us to swim against any current we can and we can preserve our identity anywhere and it's not as powerful enough and ALLAH SubhanA data is powerful enough that we can carry that, that we can be powered through that. But
it's nice every once in a while to be able to be in a place where you're not swimming against the current and you're not fighting for your identity. Rather, you are with the current and you are in harmony with your values, but not only are you in harmony with your values, but in your harmony with the heavens and the earth. Allah subhana data has taught and Allah has to do the whole method similar to my field. Do you not see that Allah subhanaw taala is prostrated to by whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth was some soil Kamala Jeeva Lu and nujoma was scheduled with
Shamsul Welcome to a Numerology via the heavens, in the earth, in the mountains in the sky, and the sun and the trees, all of these prostrate to Allah subhanaw taala. And so for a person to walk and to be able to prostrate in harmony with not just their own human nature, but in harmony with the heavens and the earth is a beautiful experience that I hope that we're all able to share, ask Allah subhanaw taala to allow us to follow the speech and to hear the speech and to follow the best of it. And ask Allah Subhana Allah to add to that here make us of those who are able to visit his house and to pray in his house and that Allah Subhana Allah make us of those whose actions are accepted
wherever we are, and bless it wherever we are, and they protect our families and our loved ones along me notice I look at general Makabe I'm including, when are we becoming narrow Macula video encoding mammal along 19 Fuson at UCLA the cancer treatments aka Antonio Mola Allahumma
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