Channel: Bilal Assad
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rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah hawala le wasafi
brothers and sisters as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Today we begin with a lessons from the life
of the father of the prophets.
Ibrahim alayhis salam
Ibrahim alayhis salam was not an Arab,
but he was born
in Babylonia. According to the most famous
famous opinion of most of the historians and Muslim historians that Ibrahim alayhis salaam, was born in Babylonia
or otherwise known as the Cambodians.
His father was tarah.
was also named a nickname,
which meant the maker or the fashion of the idols.
Ibrahim alayhis salaam, was born
with a brother as well, by the name of Heron.
It is said that his brother had a son,
his name was lute, Allah His salon.
So therefore, the majority of historians agree that Ibrahim alayhis salam was the uncle of the second prophet which who lived in his same time.
known to us in the Quran is Luke alayhis salaam.
His father Tara, as we said, he used to fashion idols used to make statues of different images, different shapes, different forms.
And he made them big and small in all sizes, and he gave them names.
When people wanted to worship
the God, they used to use these idols
as an intermediary between them and the loss of Hanna doll.
Keep in mind, that they all believed in Allah. Allah says in the Quran about the people of Qureshi who carried on
the worship of idols were in his editor, human Holocaust semi where they will or
will not insult the human Holocaust somehow it will all denial Kowloon, Allah, if you were to ask them these idol worshippers, who is it that created
the skies and the earth, that will respond by saying it is Allah one, and the one and only true God? Allah.
Sorry, if I say the word God sometimes, but I'm referring to the way they they call Allah God in English, but really, we should use the word Allah, because it's a very unique name shala named himself within the Quran. So if you were to ask them who created the skies in the earth, they would say Allah.
So the people who worship the statues at the time of Ibrahim alayhis salaam, also worshipped Allah, one God. However, the way they worshipped him, was in the form of schicke, through intermediaries, how they used to make statues that represented certain spiritual things. And each one represented spirituality of a certain power on earth, storm, rain, sun, moon, creation, birth, anything like that love, so they worship these different idols. Similar to the Greek theology, they had a God for everything almost. And they named them names.
These people worship the idols to bring them closer to God to Allah. In their opinion, this is how they assumed it to be. And so this has shook.
Some people, brothers and sisters,
they don't understand this concept very well. Even among the Muslims.
They worship on Allah alone, they seek refuge from Allah alone, however, they have amulets,
and superstitious beliefs. They even have people.
It could be the Imams who have passed away,
or a profit
or some kind of object or a superstitious belief that their grandparents or grandfather grandmother taught them and they use
To get closer to Allah subhanaw taala through it,
this is the, this is just like the people who worship the idols, because the last panel diala when he when he brings down the argument for the Prophet Muhammad wa sallam against the people of kurush
what was their reply? They used to say in nema nabooda home lukari, buena Illallah his welfare, we are only worshipping them so that they can bring us closer to Allah.
But Allah still call that shidduch. So the aim and the objective was Allah.
But how did they do it? They do it through these idols. And this is shark. So Allah spawn data is has no need for any intermediaries, or intercessors. For you to reach him. Allah Spano tala would have told us to do so. But he didn't. Instead Allah data tells us quite the contrary. Exactly the contrary, the opposite. He says,
I lost my dial it says what either and that guy by the
way he there's a baddie
in the story, the Big Buddha.
felonious Genie Mooney, when you may know be now alumium sudo. And if my servants asked you about me, don't want to get close to me. They they want me. They call out to me if they ask you, oh, Mohammed, Salah Salah who was the addressing he addressing the best of all creation on Earth. Mohammed Salah Lord, it was unprofitable Allah, the Messenger of Allah. There is no one, no creation on Earth.
greater than the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
in his degree.
Yet Allah is telling the prophets Allah send them and if they asked you,
a messenger of God about me, they want me then tell them
I am close to them. I will respond to the caller when he calls out to me. So let them obey me, and let them believe in me so they may reach success.
Or rasulillah. Salam didn't Allah did not tell him to say to them, if my servants asked you about me,
then let them inform you and I'll respond. For example, and this was during his life when he was alive.
It is quite strange that we hear of people who call upon the Prophet sallallahu Sallam during his death to Allah Spano died as an intermediary.
I was very shocked. I've never heard this story before, but a friend of mine went to Hajj. But before going to Mecca, he went to Medina.
Yesterday I was telling me this story and he said that he saw people prostrating to the grave of the province on the line he was in Medina. I don't know what sect these people are. I don't know what kinds of Islam they follow, what kind of brand they made up. And what they responded to him was, I think the Prophet Mohammed that you are talking about is different than the Prophet Mohammed for us and that we are talking about I don't know what they meant.
Is anyone Islam No, two, three brands of it.
Anyone with a common sense will understand that Allah the creator of the human beings knows everything about us, and he knows what whispers inside of our hearts inside of our conscience. He knows about us things that we don't know about ourselves. So why do we need to call upon prophets and messengers of God have a last minute either way.
So these people worship the idols at the time of Ibrahim Ali who said
with the same concept we want to get closer to Allah through these pious men maybe a lower recognize our love for them but no one asked them to do so. As use of Allah His Salaam is to say to the people in the prison, his friends in the prison,
matter abdomen duni My friends, whoever you are worshiping other than Allah, Mata abdomen dooney illa Esma and semedo they are just names which you gave it
and to whatever or commune your forefathers you gave these names. You made it up. It's made up you made it up. You made this concept up and you made these names up. Allah never madonsela use valid sentences madonsela la Hobi Hammond Sultan, Allah has never sent down any type of information like this to you mean so don't have any knowledge. There are no sources no references to it.
There is no knowledge to it.
Yet the people make it up.
It's kind of like you tell them worship a lot that we can't seem we can't touch him. So what do they do? They have to draw an image of a law of God of a god. They have to make something which they can touch.
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You know, what great sadness to the servants of Allah, any messenger that comes to them with the proper knowledge. They used to mock him. And so, Ibrahim alayhis salam was one of those messengers. Now I want you to analyze with me.
We sometimes complain
about our situation in this world. Can we practice our Deen living in the West, all these negative things coming against us, brothers and sisters in Islam, we will never reach the calamities and tests which the messengers of Allah went through in their trials.
Ibrahim alayhis salam was born to non believing parents.
Some people are born to an unbelieving person, they convert to Islam, they embrace Islam, they accept Islam. And this is a similar situation. But Al Hamdulillah, they can find support.
They can find other Muslims, they can find other people who have accepted Islam around them, there are millions of them.
And this message came to them from people and I had a chance to support it by looking at other people who are knowledgeable and educated. But Ibrahim alayhis salam, no one came to him except for Jubilee rally center. So an unseen being came to Ibrahim and he said I'm telling you about this Deen. Not only that, he's telling him You are a messenger of God, you are a messenger of Allah, and you have a new message. Well, the message was always there, but what we mean by new message, it means that you are telling the people a message, which they have forgotten. And you bring with it new laws, some the messengers of Allah, some of them bring new laws, certain new laws. So tell them
about the Messenger of Allah and new eyes messenger.
How, what a trial.
And the first among the people who he has to inform
is the closest one to him. His father, and his mother.
He wants to save them from the fire.
All these years, his mother and father think that they are doing well. I've never done anything wrong. They're worshipping idols, they're going to paradise they God loves them. They love God, that's that's they believe. They had no idea. And then suddenly, their own little son comes up to them. And he was a teenager.
And suddenly he says to his father,
as the last pantalla mentioned in the Quran,
and I recited to you in sort of medium was the chlorophyll kita be a Burro he in Ohio can also do
is called Le IB.
So we'll stop here we'll move on in Sharla. As we proceed, Allah says and relate in the book and in the Quran.
And it is also mentioned in the Bible in the Torah, and in the Injeel.
mentioned the book Ibrahim, surely he was a man of truth, a prophet. When he said to his father or my father, why do you worship which that
can neither see or hear?
No can do anything for you?
First of all, it is Allah Spano, tala, who commanded Ibrahim alayhis salam to inform his father.
And when he has approached his father, the approach is of the most kindest, most lenient, yet firm at the same time, the most caring and compassionate approach in the quarter, and it says, he said, Yeah, Betty.
You can say Abby, or you can say abiti.
You say, Abby, it's a form of respect. You say empathy. It's an extra form of respect.
It's the full meaning of the word.
When you say dad, or father, you can see that Father has more of a formal approach
and a greater meaning.
Some people say PA, or pups, on the old men. These are disrespectful ways of calling your father and addressing the mother or father Ma.
Old cheese some of them say this is disrespectful. So here in this verse Ibrahim alayhis salam is teaching us two lessons number one, approaching your father, in a word of advice must be done in the most respectful
and careful manner.
And secondly, we always address our parents in the proper way.
For they're the ones in my last month that I brought life to you from. Secondly, in the secondary stage, Allah is the one that commanded it. Secondly, that came from them. So this is why Allah says in Surah Surah wakad are a Booker Allah tabuteau Inlet Air Mobility Training Center, your Lord has commanded that you worship none other but that but him and immediately after that verse, Allah says, in the same verse are immediately after those words Allah says, and to be dutiful, towards your parents. It is almost
together with the worship of Allah. Obviously, it's separate, you don't wish it be parents. But Allah says immediately after the worship of Allah comes to Judah towards your parents, because Allah created you, and it is through their means that you came about into this life. We must respect them.
So then he addresses him by saying, Yeah, Liberty limited.
What is the reason that you worship something that cannot hear, cannot see and cannot do anything for you. These are statues you made with your hands. Now remember, the color and the way the vs Allah dialect speaks them is a summary. So only a summary of a huge event or a large conversation. So it's a summary. Obviously, Ibrahim alayhis salam was going through lots of reasoning, and sweet argumentation between him and his father for a long time. And he was a teenager at that time. But the Quran now is summarizing the crux of the whole argument. So in the first stage, Allah mentions how Ibrahim alayhis salaam was reasoning with his father, and basically gives you an example of
pointing out something that he wants to know from his father, he is asking his father, to explain to him something. Oh, Father, what's the reason you worship something that cannot see and cannot hear and cannot benefit you in any way? Meaning I want to learn Tell me, please teach me if I don't know. And at the same time, I don't understand.
But at the same time, Ibrahim alayhis salam is informing his father about something very important. He's giving him Dawa is inviting him. But look at the way he's done it. First, he questions he asked his father in a simple way, what does every father want to do for the son or daughter that want to teach them? And the best thing a father would love their son or daughter to do is when they asked them a question. They want to know something. So they come up to you and they say, dad, Father, why this and why that? We will remember that commercial?
Remember about the son in the car with the Father. And he says to him, Dad, what does he ask about rabbits?
He said, Why was the Great Wall of China built? And he said,
to keep the rabbits out? Too many rabbits. So this is a famous commercial very hilarious, but it shows you that it's natural that the child asks the father and or the mother and the parents love When love it when their children asked them questions. Not when However, when they cannot answer that question. They get embarrassed. So when he asked the question about the Great Wall of China, the father was embarrassed so he gave a ridiculous answer. Yet at the same time, understands why his son would ask him that similar Abraham Allison I'm asked his father dad,
actually, Father, yeah, Betty. Yeah, Betty.
Out of respect, I don't mean to be rude to you, father. That's why I'm calling it a Betty. See, in a subtle way. What do you wish? If something that doesn't hear or see and doesn't do anything for you?
I want to do it, but it doesn't make sense to me.
His father could not provide him with a proper answer.
He could not provide him with a proper answer at all. And this went on for a long time. Some narrations that he said that his father Tara used to say to him things like son, these questions could should not be asked. These are forbidden questions, can ask these questions, blasphemy.
And he kept asking one time in one narration, it says that his father slept him
saying, Don't you dare question like this anymore?
So when you are not following truth, you cannot find a truthful answer. But you try to wiggle your way out of it. And if you can't answer it, in the end, what happens to some people they get angry. This is a sign of a person losing an argument when you actually get very angry. And this is a sign of the hypocrites Subhanallah how it makes sense. hypocrites are people who show on the outside something but on the inside. They're actually disbelievers, so they are deceiving you in the truth. What is one of the signs of the hypocrites are also salatu salam said that they used to eat a horse on a job when he would argue with you he'd become a moral fetcher.
burst into into immoral behavior. It's where he shouts because he cannot beat you in the truthful argument. So his father could not answer him. And now he's beginning to get angry. Yet, Ibrahim alayhis salam maintained his respectful approach to his father. So listen to what it says, After this, again, the summary of a second stage of the argument. Yeah, I bet he, again, he is addressing him with his full name, his most respectful name. Yeah.
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So now this is the second stage of the argument, Allah summarizes it by saying, Oh, my father, I have received such knowledge, as has not come to you. So follow me. And I will guide you to the straight path. So after a long argumentation about, okay, now we've understood that Father, you don't have an answer for this, and I can't follow it. I would like to introduce to you something, oh, Father, out of respect, I have received a knowledge from Allah, follow me.
Follow me in a good way. Follow me, Allah has made me a messenger, your son,
I will guide you to a straight path. You see if a father and the son went on camping,
and they and the father lost his way. And he was meant to be that father, who guides his son and looks after him, right teenage son.
And then the father actually lost his way.
And now they're going to be in a difficult position. And they're in a danger.
And they're going to run out of water and run out of food, and they're going to survive.
And then suddenly, imagine the sun, his watch some documentaries about camping in maps, right? And he's read about it before and his father and Ave, suddenly his son starts bringing out all these ideas, which his father never knew before. And says to him, Dad, I think if we do this, we can find food. And if we do this, we can get our shelter. Now, if we do that, and follow this, and follow the sun's direction, and this and that, then we can make it out of you. If the father is smart and intelligent, he will follow his son's direction, because he will realize that his son is talking substance here, there is substance to what he's saying he's not just blabbering on right.
Now, he says, Son, how did you know this? He'll say to him, dad, actually, I did a bit of research before I can read this book called How to survive in the forest, when lost.
Father follows his son. Similarly, Ibrahim alayhis salam has received this information his father hasn't received, in all true honesty. And he says after the argument, the second stage says, Father, follow me, I can guide you the straight path, after we have now established that these idols are just things that you've carved with your hand. Now here, I'd like to stop there's a narration in the deaf seed, that Ibrahim alayhis salam at this stage, his father began to sort of come round to his argument. And he said, Son, all right. I can't answer you. Any of the questions you've given me. At least let's benefit something from these idols. Can you take them and sell them for him?
So his son went out, and he took the idols and began to call out in the market.
It says that he began to call out the following words, because he sees a truthful man, he can't lie, says who would like to buy
something that cannot benefit and cannot harm?
Buy something cannot benefit cannot harm. Why would you want to buy something that has no benefit? You have no need for it. And there's no harm. So if people buy weapons for her, and they buy shields for protection, or they buy food to eat, what's this no benefit, no harm.
Just buy it. Give me your money and take it and not going to get anything out of it. Obviously, no one's going to buy anything. This is bad advertisement, which gives us an idea about advertisement, right? I had a friend who was a successful businessman. He still is but before Islam before he repented to Allah subhanaw taala. He used to do business in the best form door to door salesperson. And he's to say to me, I used to look at the item, the product, and I'm not convinced thinking how am I going to sell this? I'm not even convinced that it's a good product. And I'm gonna ask $500 for it. So he said, I'd sit there and I'd speak to myself. I'd convince myself of all the good thing
qualities in this product and try to ignore the bad things in the product.
When I convinced myself that the product is worth $500, that's when I went out and sold it. Because now I'm talking with passion. But he's a liar In this sense, until they repented to Allah Spano that and just on that note, I'd also Salas and them did forbid us from concealing
a defect in any product we sell.
You know, some people they say, hey, there's the cut. I didn't hide anything. I told him check it. I told them check. It's not my fault. He found the motor without a big problem in it. But did you know? Yeah, I knew but I told him check it. What are you what are you justifying? So so so lymphovenous specifically, and literally said, Do not hide the defects of a product.
We know that had these when he was passing by the markets. And he found some a basket of apples beautiful apples. So the Prophet peace be upon him put his hand down beneath the, at the bottom of the basket, and he found that the apples underneath was soggy. And they were off. So we said, Why don't you put the apples on top and he said it out loud. Everyone can hear him?
can't fool they said you had a solar law on their way. In the boat. The the the ocean, sort of touched them a little bit. So I put them at the bottom of Russell's eyes and said, Why don't you put them on the top so everyone can see what they're buying.
And he said it in open. The man was embarrassed. But he had no right to fool people. So Abraham always said I'm coming back to the story who would want to buy who wants to buy something that kind of benefit or harm?
So he came at the end of the day, and he had sold no items nothing.
His father said son would you do? Is it I went out and I advertised that he wants to buy something kind of benefit or harm. Son How can you sell something like that and he say cannot benefit or harm. It will father This is what you're worshiping.
And truly has never benefited anything or harmed in any way.
His father started to become angry at his son. So this is the religion of our forefathers you will stick to it. I'm your dad You can't tell me what to do. And so arrogance began to
develop in the father of Ibrahim
now Tara is an English in Arabic it's also lost my dad has called him the prophet SAW Selim is named as a as our as I said before, was the name they used for him because he used to carve out idols as of
so then he brought him on he said and said
now the third stage of the arguments summary again, this is after a long time a lot and says that it by myself said the following words. Yeah.
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Now Ibrahim alayhis salam
understands that his father understands everything what he said there's no argument anymore. He's just being stubborn his father. So now Ibrahim alayhis salaam approaches his father because he wants to save him. He wants to save him. That's the objective.
does want to prove himself that he knows more than his father. Oh, that his father is stupid or that you know he's old school or anything like that? No. He approaches him with all respect but needs to save him. So now he approached him in a different way oh Father, do not worship the shaitan. Now the shaitan has several meanings shaped on me is the devil. The gin is created from the fire. shaitan can also refer to humans who call to evil. They're also referred to as shell thin Shelton ins of human shaped ons. And also shaytaan means evil in itself. Everything that represents evil, everything that represents injustice and wrong is also called the shape bar. That's why a gin who is
a great caffeine is called the shape on otherwise, that actually jeans that's what their proper name is, but a lot of call them a Shea Thawne meaning anyone who is increased increases in their kufr disbelief and he will call the shape time. So letaba shaytaan don't worship evil, don't worship wrong, don't worship the devil. These idols represent evil and devil
in the shaytaan again a little money I'll see ya. Verily the shaitan and now is referring to a blease.
The shaitan surely is rebellious to Allah the Most Gracious. He calls a law the Most Merciful. Little Rock man, addressing his father, telling me Allah is he is a rock man, he'll forgive you father and the shaytaan he disobeyed the rough man. In other words, father at the same time, you are compassionate to me as your son as well and I am a driven
singing with respect. And I do not want to disobey you. Because you are kind to me as well. The one you are worshipping is represents the shape on and the shaytaan disobeyed the men, the kind one.
Don't do that Father, as you are kind to me, don't disobey the one who is kind to both of us, Allah. Because the shaitan was like that to the kind one Allah to the Merciful One Allah, you see the connection. So Allah is summarizing in the most eloquent and fantastic way.
Then his father wouldn't listen. Now he's growing in rage more, turning away. Finally, Ibrahim alayhis salaam said to him another summary
in ne ne Ms. Sokka, boom Mina
Mina, manufaktur Khun le Shantanu le,
oh, my father, do not worship. Oh, my father, I fear that a punishment may afflict you from Allah, the Most Merciful. And so you become a companion of the shaitan.
Again, we realized that he never ceases to say, oh my father Yeah, Bertie. Yeah. But he always respected no matter what, no matter what. And we here in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala. When he tells us about the treatment of non believing parents, what does he say? Well, a sane and insane IB rarely de hamato mohanan Allah one hemlo a few solid houfy I mean, initially when he rarely take and we commanded the human men to be dutiful, towards their father, father, mother, their parents, that his mother carried him agony upon agony, and then weaned him and breastfed him for two whole years. Thank me and then thank your parents to me, You shall return la almasi then Allah says or injure
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And if they your parents were to do jihad against you strive and struggle in all their minds, to make you disbelieve in me or make partners alongside me, do not obey them in that matter, but still maintain your good treatment or good dealings with them during your lifetime.
There is no injustice in Islam. So again, yeah, Betty, because we're fearing for our parents here now is getting desperate Ibrahim Ali's son and his father is falling in the fire. He doesn't want to see his father in the fire.
And this My dear brothers and sisters, for those of you here with us, who have recently accepted Islam or accept Islam in the past, and your parents are not or they died, disbelievers. You can relate to yourself with Ibrahim alayhis salam
in the same scenario.
I know of many of them accept Islam and their heart is crying blood for their parents. Sincerely. So Ibrahim alayhis salam now is like crying saying crying blood for his father. Oh, my father was getting desperate. Do not. I fear that Allah will punish you the Most Merciful, the Most Merciful. And you'll become the Companion of the show. Thawne shaitan did the same thing. He was arrogant father. I'm not calling you arrogant. I'm Tony shaped. I'm reminding you that shaitan was like that. Because his father knew the story of the Showtime. And listen again. He's saying the Merciful, the Merciful will punish you. How can a merciful
become punishing to someone when his name is the Most Merciful? Yes, he is also the Punisher. But before that are rockin and rollin. He is addressing him. Man, Allah will punish you, meaning, the Most Merciful will never punish someone unless that person truly deserves it and there is no reason why not to.
So if someone is bad to their mother, do we know of any creature on earth more kindness and compassion to the mother? She will sacrifice her body for you. is not true.
She'll sacrifice her body for you. She'll burn herself in your place. The mother.
The mother alone means the one that encompasses that's why she's called home
Can you imagine a mother
resentful towards her son or daughter and wanting them
to be punished
To be tortured, no,
it's almost impossible. And Allah tells us that he is more merciful than the mother.
So Salah Sam told us this about Allah. So for a person to deserve a last punishment, he must really deserve it has gone beyond every balance. So he's father, he's saying to him, I fear that a punishment fall upon you from the Most Merciful.
And then you'll become a companion of the shaitaan
as Allah says in the Quran, to ablaze, it had go and try to just mislead them all. I will put you in Hellfire woman TOC and everyone who follows you. There'll be with you.
Now, his father has had enough.
And he brought him on he sent him was about 15 1617 years old at that time, according to some narrations, and
he was a teenager.
And at this stage, his father had had enough. So now he replies in the opposite.
In the end, he said,
I'll leave on
a boat on
Tahoe ala juman, aka junie mania.
Hey, the father replied, Are you turning from my gods?
Are you trying to say they're wrong? Are you turning away from them, putting them down my gods. Surely, if you're not stop what you are doing, I shall stone you. And now leave me alone for good for a good long time.
So if you stay here, and you don't go away, I'm going to stone you. She insists on keep going.
Now, this is after years,
years of arguing in a proper way, debating his father calling his father. Finally his father said to him, I will stone you if you stay any longer.
In other words, you're no longer my son. I this only
said either leave my home and you're on your own out there. Or I will stone you if you stay. Now some historians tell us that he was even older than that. Ibrahim Ali is
probably over 30 years old.
Because his father actually
migrated with his mother and his children to
somewhere in in Palestine and also to Syria.
But Ibrahim alayhis salam at this stage.
What happened? Once he saw that his father had no more hope in his son and his son had no more hope in guiding his father, Ibrahim Ali Salim still insisted and resorted to the last words.
la cancer, a stone Pharaoh like r&b
can be heavy.
What does he know? kumana da da da,
Which means Ibrahim Ali Salaam said, Peace be upon you. I will pray to my Lord to forgive you.
Indeed, he is to me the most merciful
and gracious, and I am leaving you and those whom you invoke besides Allah, I will invoke My Lord, that I may be blessed in my invocation in my life.
So even as Ibrahim alayhis salam left, he left on good terms,
calling to his father to be at peace.
And he said, if you're gonna leave me Father,
then Allah is happier. He will look after me. I'm going with him. And I will make dua to Allah for you.
After Ibrahim Ali Salim left, it is said that he kept on making the art for his father until his father died. And even after his father's death, he kept making dot for him. Until finally, Allah spent Allah sent a verse down.
Or he commanded Ibrahim alayhis salaam, that he's not allowed to do that anymore.
Ibrahim Alayhi Salam
told his father basically no more harm will come to you from me.
Nor would you face any insults from me, you are safe as far as I am concerned.
Instead, you will see good for me and I will pray for you. That's basically what the words are.
And he said, Allah is kind and gentle with me.
But Allah, Allah said to him,
that he's no longer allowed to make is still far asking lawful forgiveness for his father, especially after his death. Allah says in the Quran,
again is still you know, he may be in
Ernie, and Abraham's act of seeking forgiveness for his father was nothing but only because of a promise he had made to him. But when it became clear to him that he was an enemy to Allah, meaning his father, he disassociated himself from him. Surely Abraham was most tender hearted forbearing
in the area it says in the Ibrahima
in Abraham is a well known hallym the word aware Abraham isn't aware. It's like
you know, when you feel sorry for someone or something bad that you've done, some people that go like this they go
when they when they regret something
like that, or when they feel sorry for someone.
They don't know what to say right? So Ibrahim Ali Salim actually used to do that a lot. He used to feel compassion towards everyone and towards his father like aware, when a lot told him you can't do that. He said,
I wish I wish I wish but what his father's choice.
So till the end, our duty towards our parents to the end remains that way. No need for insults. No need for abuse, no need for backbiting and no need for disrespect.
In the Hadith, which is narrated by Abu huraira the Allahu anhu. In al Bukhari, he says, Yoko Ibrahim, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said Yoko Ibrahim Oba who are yo malkia
Abraham, Abraham and his Sam will meet his father as on the Day of Judgment, and he will see his face miserable and full of dust. Abraham would say to him, Did I not tell you that you should not disobeyed me father, his father would reply to him today I shall not disobey you. And Abraham would answer to him, oh, Lord, You promised me that you shall not disgrace me on the Day of Judgment. So today there is no disgrace greater than the disgrace of being my father away from me.
Allah would say that to him, I have forbidden disbelievers to enter the paradise.
Then it would be said Abraham, what is under your feet, and he then will see only to find the stained sacrifice. It will be taken by its legs and thrown in the hellfire.
will go into hellfire.
obedience to Allah is not inherited.
Religion is not inherited.
You cannot say to yourself, for example, I am a Muslim, because my father is a Muslim.
Or a father says I should enter Paradise if my son is paradise.
This is the belief of the Jews.
That you are a Jew because you're born from a Jew as though it is
a particular color, a particular creation by God by Allah Spanner died. It's a religion way of life. You cannot inherit it. That's why you'll find Jews. Some of them don't believe in a lot they don't believe in believe in a God, the atheists, but they'll still call themselves Jews. And this does not make sense.
So we do not inherit. And a person may ask, well, Ibrahim alayhis salam has asked me for his father and it didn't get respond what Why? You see the rights of people. Allah will let you decide on the Day of Judgment. If someone wronged you, you can forgive them on a day to day
No, no worries, someone took something from you can forgive them a lot keeps that in your hands. However the rights of Allah and Allah has the right to decide on.
This is something between a line and the creation of Allah wanted, he wouldn't have created as a fellow one to do and have made him his father. So, being a father or son is different to the Create creatures of Allah to the servant of Allah subhanaw taala each individual be alone on that day Allah says in the Quran, yo may a federal matter woman athlete on that day every person will run away from their brothers will only he will be and from their mothers and fathers
or saw Hey Betty, here, Benny, and from the partners and from their children, the Colibri Minh, whom Yama is in Chattanooga knee on day, for every person, there will be a circumstance a matter
will be too busy with them to think about the mother, father, children, or partners.
So Ibrahim alayhis, Salam gave up on his father and moved along.
He went to a place
actually, before leaving to Syria,
he came back to his people to try and call them away from the worship of the idols at the same time as he was giving Dawa to his father. So as we know, in the story of Ibrahim alayhis, salam, it says that Ibrahim alayhis salam
entered the place of worship with a people worshipping, and it was a day of celebration. So Ibrahim alayhis salaam said to the people, after looking up into the stars, he said, in the soccer team, I am sick.
And so they lift him inside the worshipping place. Why? Some people in those days they used to believe that the stars had signs.
astrology, this is still practice till today. And this is shipped in Islam disbelief in the last month done, because you believe in the stars of powers, and you can tell the future without a lost pinata. So another another attempt in nujoma law says he took a look at the stars. And he said to the people, I am sick.
something's gonna happen to me if I don't stay here. So we stayed in there and everybody left.
When they closed the doors, Ibrahim alayhis salam looked around, and he saw all the statues, which they revered and worshipped. And there was a big one huge one at the front. The biggest of them all.
So he grabbed an axe.
And he looked at the statues. And he grabbed some food. And sarcastically Abraham, I said, I'm a teenager, he came up to the statues. And he began to put the food in front of them. And he said to them, ate.
The starches didn't eat. So then Ibrahim alayhis salam said mela, Camilla Tom tekun, what's wrong with you? Can't you speak.
And then Ibrahim alayhis salam began
to say, it is a law, the one and only the Creator, the Creator of the heavens and the earth.
There is no god worthy of worship, but him and he grabbed the axe. And he began to destroy every idol one by one.
You all know the story when he reached the large, the largest of them all.
He looked at the largest one. And he had an idea. Now all of this is done in the form of dow he's calling these people and he's a messenger of Allah. And these are his people and he is on a mission as the Messenger of Allah Allah allowed him to do this. You know, we can't go into a church now and break the cross of people. We can't do the same thing. Because the circumstance here is different. This is a command from Allah Spinetta Allah and he is the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And he is on a mission as the messenger to his people.
So when he broke the statues, he hung the statue on the neck of the largest one.
And he left
in the morning, the people came back and they started to scream and yell,
call kalu as Allah says, In the Quran, men, Salah Latina, who did this 12 statues, actually, who did this to our gods?
now you have to defend your own God.
This there's a little story about the time of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam there was a man I forgotten his name. He lived in Medina, among the unsought and he had several children. They all embraced Islam.
My father was very old, like over 70 years old. And he's to carry this statue around with him everywhere he went. And his children used to say dad, Father, stop worshipping this statue can't do anything for you look at it, you have to carry you have to protect the you have to clean it. You can't clean you can't do this. And their fathers. No, no, no, no, no, no, you don't even know what I'm, I'm worshiping the spirit within it and all of that stuff. So one day now, the parents, the father and his children were quite close to each other. So one day, his children, they waited for their father to be away. And they went up to a statue and took it. Then they grabbed the statue,
agenda qumola May Allah forbid you from
dirt and filth, they got the feces of a dog.
And they wipe the feces of the dog on this idol of their father. And then went and went and threw it between all the garbage that unsolved in Medina. When if when the father returned, he searched for a statue. He couldn't find it. So he went around in the city, in the suburb, people gemera Has anyone seen my god? anyone say My God.
And everyone's saying we don't know what your God is. So he searched and searched and searched. And his children came up to me and said, Dad, I think we saw it near the junkyard. So he went there. And he looked for his God. And he found that among the junk, and it had dog feces all over it. The father looked at it.
And that's when he came to his senses.
He said, Wow,
dog faces Oh, my God. And he's also between the rubbish. And he couldn't even protect himself from that.
looks at his sounds. And he said, You've done it to me again, haven't you?
And so panela that was a cause of him embracing Islam as well. I forgotten his name maybe next week and get his name.
But Ibrahim alayhis salaam destroyed the statues and put the big one on the big statue and the people came along. men find out that he only had to know who did this to our gods. Oh, we're gonna be tortured. And these guys could even prevent themselves.
Someone called out.
There is a fetter. There is a young teenager. You call Luna who Ibrahim? He is called Ibrahim.
We used to hear him talking bad about our gods. I bet you with him. So they went searched for him and I grabbed him. So come here, came up to them. And they said, Kalia, Ibrahim, Ibrahim and tillery filed the heavy le hatena. Is it you who did this to our gods?
He looks at them and said
I think it's the big one big statue that did to it. Look, he's got the axe around his neck. Ask him. He'll tell you.
Now the people dumbfounded. They looked at the big statue. And surely the big statue was still around. He had the axe around his neck.
So then they looked in there. Allah says no crime, they came back to their senses briefly.
you always knew that they can't talk to us. Okay?
They can't talk to us. We know this. So then Abraham, I listen, I said to them, then why are you worshipping these things that they can't even talk? They couldn't even protect themselves. Now you've come to your senses. Then Allah gives the summary of the argument. They kept going backwards and forward until they started coming to their senses.
Some of them were still a bit stubborn. So then Ibrahim alayhis salam said there you go off in local minima to Abu Dune, whoa to you and whatever you worship, what's wrong with you?
When he said that to them, they lost that again.
said what? How dare you say that about our gods? How did it go? Someone called and said burn him.
So they grabbed him.
And they put him in a catapult
and they ordered the people of the city see on television.
You know, when someone's patriotic to their country? This is forbidden in Islam. We don't have any patriotism in our in our Deen. What are you patriotic about?
Be patriotic, and stand up for your flag, whether in justice or injustice, right or wrong? What is that right or wrong, along with justice on Earth. So then they stood up in the patriotic fashion, save your gods and burn him.
That's it, they won't listen to anything anymore dumbfounded blind, deaf, dumb and dumb and blind.
It says in the Hadith that the all the people of Medina contributed. So they started gathering wood until it was the height of three storey buildings
that much for one man and they lit it up.
It says that it was so hot and so big, this fire
That people had to stay a distance of what is almost equivalent to half a kilometer away. It was that hot.
And they tied Ibrahim alayhis salaam, with ropes in his legs and his wrists. They placed him in the catapult.
on the way in a split few seconds in as he's flying into the fire,
the Hadith states that say howdy said jabril Ali Salaam came to him and said,
Do you want my help? I can help you.
He said, No. Michaela knew my help. And he said no.
And when the angels asked him, he said, I have Allah.
And there is a DA which Ibrahim Ali Salim said when he was thrown into the fire. He said to the angels, has to be Allah whenever Maliki or Susana said this Sahaja says, has to be a law monumental Joaquin Kala Ibrahim hanaa molokhia fitna.
He said, sufficient enough for me is Allah and what a great one to rely on. He is the best to rely on. Ibrahim said it when he was thrown into the fire but also saw Salim said this and then Allah said, yeah now Cooney burden wa salam and Allah Ibrahim, oh fire be cool and peaceful on Ibrahim.
Next week in sha Allah, we will continue the remainder of the story and we'll see what happened in sha Allah with all the lovely lessons and fantastic eloquence of a Lost Planet Allah our Lord through the Quran, and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Thank you for listening how there was some Allah Juan and ibnr Mohammed Ali or Saba edge malyon where for the Darwin, I didn't handle it.