Channel: Bilal Assad
Bismillah Al Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Today inshallah we will resume our lessons from the lives of our prophets and messengers of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, lay him in peace and blessings of Allah be upon them old. Allah says in the Quran, learn ofori Cobain had the morosely will call it semi auto nella Ferghana Karabiner la kanimozhi, if we do not distinguish, or we do not differ between any
of our messengers, and they all said together the same common word, we hear you a law and we obey you, Allah and to you, and we asked you to forgive us, and to you, we will all return. This was the common statements, the Common Prayer, the common supplications, and affirmations. Like when they make make a statement, you mean it, of all the prophets and messengers of Allah. This was their motto. This was their slogan.
And they and they are our role models. The slogan, the motto, the whole life, their hearts, their minds, and their actions and their tongues. All lived that one statement.
We all hear you Oh Allah, we listen to what you have to say.
We listen with our hearts, we listen with our minds. We don't just listen with our ears. We listen. And we obey. We obey every command that you give us.
And we seek your forgiveness.
And to you we will return. The statement carries a lot of meanings brothers and sisters,
since they are our role models, and a lot told us that this is their common statement, their motto, their slogan, then he is telling us to follow the messengers and the prophets as well. On the same slogan, the same motto,
we should all say, and live by and teach our spouses and teach our children and our grandchildren. And remind our brothers and sisters, our families, the Muslims everywhere. We share this common slogan that we hear a lot and we don't hear anyone, before Allah. When Allah speaks to us, when Allah commands us, our attention to him first, we are silent. We listen. We listen without any doubt that this is the truth. We don't we don't have any doubt in what Allah has to say. We listen and we take it and we try to understand it, we study it, we learn about it. We ask the knowledgeable people about what Allah has told us and his messengers, and then we obey it. We don't just listen to it and
keep it in our hearts and our brains, but we don't practice it in our lives.
We also put it into action into our lives. We obey. And since the prophets and messengers were preowned to possible mistake, they were human beings, right? So it was possible for a messenger or a prophet of Allah to make mistakes because they were human.
It was possible for them to make mistakes, although their mistakes were not in the religion in the deen itself. And their mistakes. were innocent human mistakes, such as to forget something.
But never forgot the God of Allah never forgot the message of Allah.
To sleep past maybe they are then as the prophets Allah sent them did once or to
judge wrongly about a particular worldly decision. They can make these mistakes or to assume something when it's something else have something worldly but not have the message of Allah. So they make mistakes, and they sought a last forgiveness. No highlight his Salaam when his son
was among the disbelievers and Allah swept him away. A lot took him away in the waves. No, Harrison turned to Allah and asked, oh my lord, you promised me my family to save them and my son is one of my family. A Lost Planet dialer taught him a lesson said he's not one of your family. And I want you
Not to be among the ignorant he immediately frustrated and asked Allah for forgiveness.
Yunus is communistic no matter. He left his people without the permission of Allah assuming that what he was doing was right because they never listened. So our last panel dialer taught him a lesson by having the whale swallow him. And he repented to Allah immediately with the spear hunter made and his people repented. prophets can make human mistakes. And you can see that with them even though the mistakes are very, very, very minor, extremely rare, and if they are, they're innocent mistakes.
They seek Allah's forgiveness and we all know Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Allah had forgiven his sins past, present and future. This is the gift of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he had he used to seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala out of honor and respect to a last panel dialer, to teach us as well and there are role models. So if they sought the forgiveness of Allah, this is our motto as well. We are prone to mistake brothers and sisters, we are prone to so many mistakes, and we are weak. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to the layman, Roger, the fees are hefty, he's still fair and kathira great news to whoever on the Day
of Judgment finds in their report, in their record,
many, many moments in their lives in which they sought the forgiveness of Allah, from their hearts, we need it.
And to him, we will return. We are always the prophets and messengers always kept in the back of their mind and in the front of their eyes,
that they will have to answer to Allah, that at the end, they're going to have to stand before Allah and that's where it's going to end. They will not have to answer to anyone else anymore. No one else will question except for Allah and he will question every person. So when your final end is in a particular place, and you know, there's no nothing after it except for the reward or punishment, then your whole life becomes that objective. You work towards being successful, when you are about to meet for the day when you are going to meet a lot on our dial. This is our motto, brothers and sisters. This is what a Muslim is submitted to Allah and the recognition of knowing that we will
stand before Allah Spano what Allah and that will be the final and that's the final destiny for every single human being on the face of the earth. Every gene, every Angel, and every animal even even the animals will stand before our last panel Tyler and whichever animal oppressed another animal take its revenge in some way which our last pinata Allah knows. And he's just with. This was the motto of the prophets and messengers. And we make no distinction between any of them in that objective. When we say when Allah says we make no differences between them, in that they all obeyed. They all heard, they also love forgiveness. They all believed in Allah and did not falter in their
belief whatsoever. And they call to the same thing. They never differed. They went there are no two religions, that Allah sent down, there's only one Dean. Dean is a way of life there's only one. And since Allah created the human beings, in a particular form, in a particular mindset and tickler this form that we have, the human being himself or herself is always a human being. And the laws which Allah has created on Earth are always the same, even if there are some changes in the environment, they are the same.
So why would they be two ways of life, it has always applied to the same human being that was the first to be on earth and it applied the same way to the same human being. But till the end of time, there's only one Deen of Allah. So then there is no need to have different messengers who believe in different things. And there is only one God, Allah, the creator, there are no two gods. So therefore there is no two Dean's.
And since it begins with him and ends with him. This is the unity of our Deen. And this is what brings different colors as we see here before us different different features of the face, different languages of the tongue,
different regions of the world, different genders. Islam brings us all under one under one identity,
one identity brothers and sisters,
and that is to submit to the creator of all the humans and the world.
Not to submit to nationalism, not to submit to patriotism, or to submit to people's ideologies which they made up
or to submit to your race only
or to submit to whatever you wish to submit to
Make up any idols of your own, but to submit to Allah, the creator of all of this, he is the one who has the right for us to submit to and be loyal to. And this is why we call each other brothers and sisters. in Malmo, Mina Eco, Allah says, verily, as a matter of fact, when you hear the word in NEMA, it means as a matter of fact,
the believers are nothing but brothers and sisters.
And I want to highlight something very important here.
It was never the choice of any prophet or messenger
to be born in the nationality or the color or type of people, I should say, that they were born into, it was a last choice, he is the one who put them there.
And they submitted to align whichever situation or position they created him. And for us, as well. It wasn't any of our choice to be born into the race that you're in, or the color that you have, or the language that you speak.
Or whether you come from parents, who have a name in society, or parents who are nobodies in society. What really matters is to Allah, Who are you to Allah subhanaw taala.
And therefore, no one has the right
to claim superiority over another. No man over a woman or woman over a man or nationality over another.
No one has the right to do.
So we are not patriotic, but we are like our messengers and prophets. They were all brothers and sisters. And the final of them is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he calls all the prophets and messengers, his brothers. There was a time when the people have a place a city, in Saudi Arabia today, it's all Saudi Arabia. But in those days, there was different tribes. It was called the city of a thought if a thought if, and the prophets Allah, Selim went there, too.
Bring to them the message. They rejected him, refuted him, threw him out,
throws threw stones at him, and he entered into a little garden. And in that garden was owned by an Arab from a thought if he had a slave, a slave who was a Christian, from a place called Nineveh in Iraq. And he went to the prophet SAW Selim by the commander of his master to give him some grapes, because he felt sorry for him. And when the prophet SAW Selim took the grape and said, Bismillah, the man, the Christian man said, people of this land, don't say it like that. Where did you learn these words? Bismillah. He said, My Lord taught me these words.
He said, Where are you from? He said, I'm from Nineveh and the provinces and I said to him, Oh, you are from the same place from where my brother
where my brother, Yunus, hypno Mehta is from you are from the same place from where my brother, Jonah Jonas, the son of matter, are the people I've met that is from Nineveh in Iraq.
The Christian whose name was our death fell onto the process, Adam's legs began to kiss them and crying and say, No one knows this information except for the final profit that's to come because Christians in their original Bible have the coming of the last prophet, and so did the Jews in their Bible. But they've distorted it now into different wordings, in order to be interpreted in two different ways.
So the point is, our source hasn't called them brothers. And whenever he mentioned any of the prophets and messengers, he called them my brothers, yet they will have different names, different races, different colors, different language.
The Prophet of Allah and the messenger, which we want to continue with today, is one of those
who was called the father of the prophets, the herbal MBA, and his name was Ibrahim alayhis, salaam,
Ibrahim alayhis. Salaam, was born in a place near Babylonia in Iraq, as we said before,
and the last month Allah sent him as a messenger and the Prophet for those of you who don't know the difference, a messenger or our soul and Prophet nebby are two different words. Or Rasool is both an abbey as well as our soul. So when you say messenger, he is also a prophet. But when you say nebby Prophet, he is not necessarily a messenger. Every messenger is a prophet, not every prophet is a messenger. And the difference is that, according to what our scholars explained to us without differences of opinion, is that our soul a messenger, is one who is sent from Allah subhanaw taala with the same message as the prophets before but with some new laws.
new laws of practice that's old. And the nebby a prophet is someone who comes out and receives inspiration as well from a lost power dialer. But he does not come with any new laws, but with the same laws of the messenger before he carries them out and adheres to them and calls the people to them. And there are narrations of hundreds of 1000s of prophets. There are some weak narrations and strong narrations, but only Allah knows how many came out. There are much more many more than what the Quran only spoke about, which is about roughly 25 or 26. messengers there were more than that.
Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was called the father of the prophets, because when Ibrahim alayhis salaam
gave birth or he went to Brahma, Brahma is selenge descendants were all prophets and messengers. Prophethood came from his lineage, whether they were Arabs, or the ones called the children of Israel. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is from the progeny of Ibrahim alayhis salaam. And so was a solace and Jesus Christ and Moses peace be upon them muslin as I said them and the rest were all from the progeny of Ibrahim alayhi salam, but they will from his son, his health, Isaac, and Prophet Mohammed Salah Salem, who is an Arab came from Israel and he said and so asylum and hood and show I these four came after Ibrahim alayhis salam from the progeny of Ismail his son, but the
others came from the progeny of his help Allah him wa sallam who was also the son of Ibrahim Ali Salim from a different mother.
So he was called upon MBA, the father of the prophets, such a noble name to be called the father of the MBA of the prophets
and our salsa selling Mr. Call him Abby, Ibrahim, oh abouna Ibrahim, our Father Ibrahim Abu MBA.
Another name or another title for Ibrahim alayhis. Salam was that he was a little rough man.
He was the best friend of Allah. When we say best friend, it's not like the friend that we have, like your best friend, as a human. You walk with him and eat with them and sleep with them. If you sleep with them, you only at the home, they sleep in their own bed, and you share moments with them Sorry, I have to go into this interpretation these days because of the whacked ideas that people of
the world has now introduced.
So if you know what I mean, so not that type of a best friend.
The best friend to a las pantallas is of a different level. When Allah gives them that title.
It means the level of closeness to the love of Allah. Allah loves them this much. Like what a best friend loves the best friend.
Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was given a higher
title. He was called habibollah, the Beloved of Allah and the Habib is more beloved than the Helene. The beloved, the beloved, is more beloved than the best friend.
So Ross also has a habibollah and Ibrahim alayhis salam was Holly long Rockman
and Allah says this incident in Nisa where Allah subhanaw taala calls Ibrahim alayhis salam as his colleague along with a very interesting statement, Allah says of the blemishes on Rahim o mn Cirno Deen
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in a way of life
who has submitted
their whole life, their whole being to Allah.
And they are among the righteous in actions
and they follow the same
way of life of Ibrahim alayhis Salam hanifa monotheist.
Never worship two gods or more Gods worshipper of one and only true Allah monotheistic hanifa.
What are the law who Ibrahima kalila and Allah chose Ibrahim as his best friend.
Look at the combination in this verse. Allah is talking about equality.
People that anyone can be
any one of us can become that any person can become someone who chooses to submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala completely in everything in your life.
And then follow it up with righteous deeds. It's not enough just to say I submit, you have to work in your actions to prove it.
And you follow the same
belief as Ibrahim alayhis salam, which is monotheism, you never make partners with a lie in any shape, way or form.
And then Allah tells you that he took Ibrahim as his best friend, what's his telling you? It is a hope that if you follow the same characteristics of Ibrahim alayhis salam, that if you follow the same qualities or characteristics of Ibrahim alayhis, salaam, then you will also be among the ranks of the ones who are closest to our last panel. There is no one better than anyone who submits to a law. You know why? I'll tell you why. Do you know why it's the best thing to submit to our last panel dial, you know, submit means write, submit, surrender, given
lower your wings of pride and humility to a loss on our island.
Lower submit to it, shed tears from your eyes, I am I am the servant, the slave of Allah alone, to submit to Him and everything.
It means that whether you agree or disagree with a command of a law or a prohibition,
if you know there is a law who commanded or or prohibited it, you accept it without any hesitation.
And if you don't practice it, you are quick to repent to a law from it. If you feel nothing in here, no regret, then there's something wrong with your submission. There are some people who argue the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They debate the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala and his commands and prohibitions. They make their own interpretations, justifications to try and get out of it.
Some of them even it's very sad among the Muslims themselves, modern
Muslims, modernized Muslims, if you know what I mean, who grabbed verses from the Quran and Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and twist and turn them to give them their own interpretations to justify their means.
when I talk about
when I talk about any particular feature that Muslim should have, they say this is of all times, for example, the hijab, or they talk about the beat of a Muslim, a lot of them market, a lot of the market. And they begin to say this is of all times they needed that in those days, hijab was needed them but today doesn't apply to us.
When you speak about music, they try to justify that it's halen for you.
Or the physical contact between genders, they say to you only. If your heart is clean, you can touch each other.
And they justify other means. The word jihad, for example, is diluted today because of what the media is teaching us. And I can't believe I cannot believe
that Muslims who know their own Deen are influenced or being taught by what the media teaches them about their own Dean.
Is the Does that make sense? If someone came up to you,
to tell you about your father and mother, tell you who they are. And I've never lived with them. They don't even know them. And you were raised with them. They brought you up. And they told you who your mother and father is with any of us accept their information. When when you are the one who knows them more.
If you know your father, for example, to be a very honest man, someone comes and says your father's a liar. How much defense how defensive do we get? But if you never knew who your father is, or your mother is your adopted since you were a child, for example, someone comes and tells you your father was like this, you're gonna resort to believe in them. Yes, it makes sense because you don't know them. How can someone come to you brother or sister and teach you what your deen is? How are they to come and teach you what your deen is?
I don't want to go into detail here.
But you know what I mean? So for example, you find Muslims who They're so afraid of what the media said interpreted Jihad to mean for example, they turned it into the meaning of terrorism.
And though they mentioned suicide bombings, and so on, and so forth, as they call it.
Then a Muslim comes along and says Jihad means to struggle and strive. One person said, me going to war
work in the morning in the traffic
Yeah, but that's not the real meaning here, okay the trying to dilute the word so that
you know, those who are who are trying to interpret it to justify and get rid of it, they can be happy, they can make someone happy about it, or to go out and plant trees where trees have died. This is what Jihad means, okay, that it's true. This is a form of jihad, okay, or a person fighting against their own whims and desires, and an interpret what dreams and desires mean? They say this is jihad, looking for a job is jihad, okay, all right. It is a form of jihad. But when we say jihad, it is to fight. It is to fight for good and justice, on the terms and conditions that Allah has put.
And why would a creator, a merciful one, put conditions in terms that are disastrous injustice to humanity?
We submit to Allah subhanaw taala. And we learn what he has to say to us.
That jihad is to defend the weak and the innocent in the cause of Allah, to fight for justice and to fight for good on the terms and conditions of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Not to fight the name of racism, or nationalism, or patriotism, or an ideology that someone made up, we can all make ideologies, and we can keep fighting each other, so long as people pride themselves with their own ideologies, whether you are a communist or a fascist, or you want to be a democrat or you want to be whatever you want to be.
And so what has happened, because certain person just disagrees with the ideology, what kind of submission is this? Everyone submits to an idol of their own, to a flag to a country to a prison of the unto a man. What kind of submission is this?
This unity is nationalism honestly.
And racism. So we submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Learning about the prophets in Ibrahim alayhis salam truly teaches us what the meaning of brotherhood and unity is.
And the Rahim Allah His salon was called the best friend of Allah because he truly submitted. Let us see some of the stories of his submission.
First of all,
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la disease on hacking me, which means, and remember when Abraham said and he said, My Lord, show me how you give life to the dead. He Allah said, Do you not believe he Abraham said yes, I believe but to be stronger in my faith. He said, Take four birds then cause them to incline towards you then slaughter them, cut them into pieces, and then put a portion of them in on every hill and call them they will come to you in haste and know that Allah is all mighty, all wise. Before I talk about submission, I needed to talk about this for a little bit.
Here is an interesting verse, Ibrahim alayhis salaam has just witnessed the argument between him and the kingdom and abroad. We mentioned this a few classes back I just want to make this point clear. And when I'm rude, the king told him I can live life I can give life and death and he brought two slaves remember, and he let one free and he killed the other and he said See I gave this one life and gave this one death. And this is one hour. Ibrahima a segment However, this caused Ibrahim alayhis salam to think
this is analogous today to what the media portrays to us Muslims and what you read. Books can dictate what you think what you see visually on television can also dictate how you think.
If they speak eloquently, eloquently, they can or they've got their ways to visually manipulate your mind
we sometimes find ourselves questioning ourselves.
And this is something that exists within the human being.
Because we have the will of choice. We need to understand things, through jihad, meaning through our own struggle. This is a form of debt to struggle to know to understand. This is another form of jihad.
So Ibrahim alayhis salam, he didn't have doubt, in that Allah can raise the dead.
But it made a question inside of his brain.
About I wonder, I wonder how the reality is that a law can give life out of death.
I want to increase my certainty by seeing it with my eyes.
Sometimes, we need to ask further questions. Not so that we can be certain of the truth, but so that our hearts can not only be certain but also you can rise and get closer to Allah in appreciation. See, there are people who are Muslims.
Submit us to a lie. Say I'm a Muslim. We find millions of Muslims in the world. You say what are you say I'm a Muslim. Some people don't even know how to pronounce a non Muslim. I'm Muslim was Muslim. You don't say Muslim? This is something Europeans made up in history. If you read about it, the word Muslim is European term. English Muslim.
Sound sounds like the buzzing of mosquito which gives me doubt about the word the names of mosques mosquito
that likes saying mosque, Masjid, Muslim put a double s Muslim.
Muslims are many.
But Mormons are smaller in number and machines are even smaller in number. A Muslim is one who submits declares a min is one who rises in their closest to Allah and Wesson is one is on a higher level and closest to Allah Spanner died. So there are many Muslims. And there are lots of better ones at the time, the promise, as I said, calling to call it an IRA M and the veterans used to say we believe meaning in the form of high level of belief. Allah said, Colin taught me no say you haven't yet reached that high level of belief, when I can call you Islam. But say instead we are Muslims. Muslims is when you actually convinced in your mind, and in your heart, but just on surface
level, that Allah does exist, and that he is the true God and in the six pillars of a man, and that the process of him is the messenger and what Allah said his truth as the minimum. So you start praying your five daily prayers, the first few months you do all these practices, but the level of appreciation in the heart is not very high.
If you remain like that, during your life, you are very easily pruned to doubt.
People can play with your mind, and you have to increase your knowledge about a Lost Planet Allah, when you taste when you taste the knowledge about a last pantalla you love a lot more. And this is how your Eman starts to rise. When you learn more about him, don't just settle for surface level brothers and sisters.
So Ibrahim alayhis salam already had Amen. But there was more. Amen never stops keeps rising.
So he said, a lot told him, but don't you already believe? Yeah, Abraham? He said, Yes, I do believe but layout my economy so my heart can be satisfied. There's something in my heart, I want it to be satisfied with what is it? I want to see.
Let me explain something to you.
You know, there's a difference between hearing about something and seeing something here. If the trustworthy person came to you that you trust with all your heart and never lied to you and said to you, I saw such and such a thing today.
You will believe them right? Without any doubt.
But is it the same as you yourself witnessing it?
No, it's not. When you witness it, it has a different effect, doesn't it? Doesn't it? Seeing is not like believing as they say.
On top of the law needs to say this following statement. He used to say, if I were to see Hellfire, with my eyes, my belief in its existence would not be affected. Whether I see it or don't I believe in its existence. I don't have to see it to believe in it. And this was all the profits I don't have to say to believe in it. But if you do see it, the effect is even worse. I also saw Santa minister say if it wasn't that you bury one another in the graves. If it wasn't that you bury each other in sight of graves. I would have asked a law for you to hear what happens to the people of the bearers of the afterlife in their graves.
Does that mean that the companions from Sam didn't believe in
What the Prophet said to them about the bliss and punishments of the graves? No, they believed all their hearts. But if they heard, it will have a different effect, fear will increase. And Allah doesn't want this. They can't handle it. Ibrahim alayhis salam had this question. He said, I want to see my Lord, the outline knuckleball, my heart hard to get even closer to you. So Allah did not deny him. If there was any doubt Allah would have said to him, No, you are now an outcast. But he knows that Abraham is Emery believes. So a lot. I told him bring these birds and look what I do with them. In the Hadith, it says that he got four birds, we don't know what kind of birds they are. And it's
irrelevant to know what type of birds they are, because I didn't mention their names in the Quran. And he got a knife, slaughtered them up, mix them up their feathers, their legs, their meat and everything. He kept their heads with him. And he placed a little bit of these birds on four hills. And then he called them to him. And he saw these feathers and meats and everything rolled down and come to him in a way that allows my daughter knows, and each body and feather part and body part and feather and blood and everything came together with its own body. Then they walked to Ibrahim alayhis salaam, everyone beside him through the heads on the floor, and each bird went to its head
and with the will of Allah it got attached.
Sounds imaginary, doesn't it?
Isn't it more imaginary, that if we never had science,
and you lived, you know, 10s of 1000s of years ago, and someone came and told you that you were an embryo that looked like a leech that had a tail
that had a tail. And then you turned into a creature that has four legs.
You know, like that, and you had a tail as well. And you were like a leech that would think you're crazy or imaginary. You're just imagining things. But when science advanced, we find that through microscopic views, we see that we were once this tiny embryo that really looked like a creature which is Lh and then we transformed until finally became this human being without a tail, and with legs and arms, and so on and so forth. So we're told last month that nothing is impossible. Nothing.
Here, Ibrahim Ali is salaams belief in Allah and His journey, his faith in Allah, his his his closeness to Allah went even to a higher level.
And the law tells us he is always almighty.
Brothers and sisters in Islam, through our worship of Allah Spinetta Allah, Allah begins to let you feel and see things in a different way than other people see and feel it.
When you see how wrong you feel it in a different way, when you see good things to do, you are enthusiastic about it. You're very different to the rest. You are a stranger, that he has the promises and I'm describing. So here was the story of Ibrahim alayhis salaam, with these birds, and my brothers and sisters, life and death is only in the hands of Allah. This is part of our credo, our belief system. Why does Allah tell us the story of the birds to tell us that it is a law and only Allah Who has the power and the know how of how to bring about life and death and no one else can control it. And he can do it in the most amazing ways.
And the here in the hereafter a lower res us and he'll bring us to life. He showed Ibrahim alayhis salam this and he shows us today how dead Earth becomes a live from bit of rain
does he not?
He shows us
how a dry land that has no life in it. A lot brings about simple clouds.
And then life develops there.
How many deserts of the world over history have become alive and now filled with people and water streams, palm trees, greenery and how many lands have died and Allah brings them to life if he wills
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