Reflections On The Prophets 19 Sons Of Saarah Assad
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was so happy to hear from my brothers and sisters in Islam as salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
We left off with the story of Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam last week, and we are continuing it today. We are up to the point where a lot pantalla tested a
enormous test, a trial
for Ibrahim alayhis salam and his son Ismail
Ibrahim alayhis salam was over 80 years old at this stage. And he had pleaded to a loss pinata I left for a son who will carry his message
and this was a smile Allah has sent him Allah gave him a son from his mother her job alayhis salaam who was originally a slave woman and she was freed. I brought my son and married her. They went to the place where the Kaaba is now built and we all know the story of Zamzam.
And how the Arabs of Jerusalem established themselves then Ismail alayhis salam grew up among these people.
At that time, he was the only son of Ibrahim alayhis salam
at that time, that was before the birth of his help alayhis salam and we're going to return back to a point an issue here that is raised among
Jews, and also among Muslims themselves and amongst some sects among the Christians in relation to the sacrifice of his house and his maid. Which one was it?
So the sacrifice was ordained and commanded by Allah Spanner diala. That Abraham and his Selim saw a dream that he must sacrifice his only son at that time, who was Smiley's in? The narrations differ? Yet he was still very young. And Ibrahim Ali Salim loved him very much.
But at that time, it's my life, Selim was able to carry out adult duties.
Allah does say, fella Marbella, who saya when it's my knowledge salon, his son
was able to do what his father does to look after his affairs without any help. We commanded Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam with sacrifice, we reached the part where he put his son down on his forehead.
He put his son down on his forehead.
And the last pantalla describes this
in a very unique way.
that you had your only son
and Allah commanded you to get a knife and with your bare hands, slit the throat of that son and watch the blood seep out of his neck.
We are asked lesser than that.
Yet we hesitate in our commence.
Allah, Allah commanded and he did not hesitate and his son did not hesitate. In a it says we'll film at the La hulin jabeen when he placed his forehead on the ground. And this our scholars explained to us that initially he placed him on his back and Ismail Ali Salim said to him father placed me so that you don't see my face and compassion hits you and you can carry out the sacrifice. So he placed him on his forehead upside down his face down to the ground.
And he placed the knife on his neck.
Suddenly, with the will of Allah Spano with the either
the knife refuse to cut,
refuse to cut. It was sharpened and ready, but it refused to cut
the one who commanded the fire
to not burn. Ibrahim alayhis salam is the same one who commanded the knife not to cut. He's
the one who created the world and what it can do and can't.
He tried again. And Ismail alehissalaam kept on saying
Yeah, a B should. That's how it's narrated. Yeah, we should.
put more pressure. put more pressure. Harder father, maybe you're not putting enough pressure lojack
And when they were confused in that state, Allah subhanaw taala finally says, acknowledging one of the best acknowledgments of great honor, he said Phelim as lemma. And as soon as they completely submitted.
Now there's a question here. Are they not already muslims submitters? Yes there. But Allah here is reemphasizing filamentous Lemma and when they completely submitted, they were already submitted their prophets of Allah. But here the expression
of true Islam is not about them. It is more about a lesson for us. He's saying if you call yourself a Muslim, then are you ready to avail last pinata Allah as one who is truly submitted. Here is an example, which I will not ask you to do or command you to do. slaughtering your only son. Here is an example they submitted completely. Are you ready to do that? In your heart? Are you ready that if Allah what the command was something like that? Will you submit it?
Then show me in just a little bit of simple practices, five daily prayers, for example, the waking up for budget, prohibitions, staying away from them and not questioning them questioning in the sense that if you know that they are from Allah, why do you still question if to see if they're right or wrong?
When Allah tells us in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala is the most knowledgeable He knows everything and the unseen and we are limited in our knowledge, we learn as we grow, how dare one of us come and try to question the Quran in the sense that, do we agree with it? Or do we do with it? Do we not? We know that the Quran came from Allah, this is what we have to investigate. Once we are certain of that. Then what are you arguing about? Allah, the creator, who cares and trusts us? We're gonna come into a story in a time of Musa alayhis salaam. Later on, when the children of Israel who was saved from Pharaoh, when the Torah, the Torah, the Old Testament came down, the old, the old gospel came
to musala celemony came to them to bring it to them, the children of Israel said, we will not take it and obey it until we see what's in it.
And that's what Allah says, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, we said to Muslims, and to say to them, take it with no hesitations. And with all strength, they said, We want to see what's in it. And unless mother lifted the mountain above them, rubber the poor, and if they're above them, this isn't the Torah as well. Until they said, That's it, we submit and we accept. Or we Muslims who make conditions upon a law before we accept what's in the Quran,
trying to justify again and again.
And sadly, this exists among a lot of Muslims of today.
When we want to follow according to our whims and desires, what suits us, we take what doesn't suit us, we've got to find lots of justifications to do something else so it can suit us. And we go for something called fatwa shopping.
I hear from a shake with clarity, I still want to hear it from someone else. Even if it's less clarity, at least someone more knowledgeable than me said it and I can use it as a reference so I can shut people up. And I know that it's wrong. I have doubt in my heart.
Scholars tell us that you should give yourself at work. Even if all the people give you a photo. You look into your heart and see. Listen to this Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim. I'll say just that and I'll move on insha Allah, this hadith in Bukhari and Muslim agreed upon and you'll find it in the book of the 40 hadith of amendment nawawi. So it's a very popular Hadith, he says, in a long hatanaka I'll bring you paraphrase part of it.
Well, if moon
or the president said, I'll highlight Obi Wan Hara mobian Hillel is clear and haraam is clear. Well, they know whom Mr. behead and between them between the halal and haram you'll find matters that are unclear to you if something happens and you're unclear about whether the heroin and heroin. We have a lot of these today in this day and age. He says whoever avoids the doubtful areas, has saved himself from sin and the fire and whoever falls into the doubtful areas.
Then he has fallen into the questioning by our last pantalla is falling into the huddle.
So the prophet SAW Selim told us that maribou kalamera books stay away from that which gives you a doubt to that which doesn't give you down
and he also said Laila mukha theorem in an NES the doubtful areas many people will not know the photo to it. So avoided.
So in this sense, there are areas that are not clear, we should avoid them. Because we are submitters to Allah subhanho wa Taala and I don't have time to go through many stories of the Sahaba isn't scholars and how they submitted to Allah Mandela truly this is enough inshallah, this
The ultimate example which all the scholars and servers and all of those followed in their footsteps even the problem homosassa lamp followed in this footstep of Ibrahim Ali Sena.
As soon as he did that the knife would not cut. Allah says in the Quran warfare The nurse will be deployed in housing.
We redeemed the sacrifice with
a momentous sacrifice and extraordinary sacrifice.
The majority of the scholars are of the opinion that the sacrifice that was redeemed in the place of the sacrifice of his male allies Sallam was a white RAM, a male shape a white ram that had big eyes, and huge horns,
thick wool, very white in color, full of meat, large shoulders,
and some scholars are of the opinion that the shape came down from Paradise from gentlemen.
And among our scholars, they tell us that there are four animals that will enter Paradise according to Hadid, so the process and and four will enter Paradise. The Woodpecker of Sulaiman la salon
the dog which entered with the people of the Cave of the youth of the cave,
the ram which was sent down from Paradise at the time of Rahim Ali Salaam, as the sacrifice will be returned back to them.
And also the she camel of silence, and its child that was born out of the rock. And we'll come to that in shall on later classes about solely about Sila hallasan, another prophet. So the shape came from Jenna.
According to a large number of scholars.
Why was it a great sacrifice because the sacrifice not in itself,
but in its meaning.
In the principle, it was made to be the sacrifice of all the offspring, all the people as well after Ibrahim alayhis, salam to the last hour, Allah made it a symbol, a symbol of submission to Allah subhanaw taala. So now when we go to Hajj or when it comes time for Hajj in the hedger of the Islamic calendar, it is a highly recommended so now in fact, the scholars go to the point of wedge of which is a command obligatory upon people who are able to
give a sacrifice of a shape and it's called oath here, we all know what an oath here is, at the time of
the day of Hajj, then you must do so if you are able to on behalf of yourself and your family, one. But if you are unhedged, that's for people who are not doing Hajj, but the people who are actually doing Hajj over there in arafa, performing their hundreds of compulsory to do the sacrifice. Otherwise, there is a recumbents they have to redeem it with something else. We'll talk about that another time, Michelle. And expiation, it's called like a photo, but you must do it as part of the Hajj, if you leave it out, you must do an expedition if you don't do it, your Hajj is not complete, you have to do it until when be complete until you do it. For for us we're here we must do this
sacrifice, if you are able to do so, as for those who are unable to do so, then there is a hadith from the process Allah, which is so hand authentic, quite popular in its in its authenticity, that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam on the day of arafa, he sacrificed in front of his companions,
a sheep on behalf of himself and his family.
And he took another shape and he slowed it on behalf of the rest of his oma who are poor, unable to afford the sacrifice. And he said this is on behalf of my family and the segment he said on behalf of my own man who are who are unable, so whoever is unable to sell them has done the sacrifice on your behalf. As for those who are able you must do the sacrifice. And we'll talk about that inshallah. There is a similar thing to do before your sacrifice if you intend to do so such as not clipping your nails or cutting your hair.
But this is in sha Allah later on to talk about.
You can read about it in Shaolin The books are, they are ample.
But the great sacrifice is in that meaning the principle that we submit to you, our Lord, You are not asking a commanding us to come to slaughter our sons. But if you were to do so, we are ready to do that brothers and sisters, no matter whether you like it or not everyone is a servant or a slave of something or someone. If you're not a slave of a live slave of something, whether it's society or people or yourself or a different religion, someone made it up or you made it up yourself, you are a slave to something.
And we as Muslims, as the name means submitted to the creator of the universe. This is the best submission the best. And this is what makes Muslims completely independent from any human being. Whereas everyone else is subjected to the surrender to human beings and you
religion they submit to their priests or their rabbis, or their nobleman or their leaders, or themselves whatever it is.
Whatever it is, and once ID or the Allah Han who later on became Muslim, Id came to the prophet SAW Selim, once before Islam and he was carrying he had around him a necklace with the an idol, the picture of an idol, or the stone of an idol which he worship. And he said Alka Anka had that weapon. Take off this weapon, take off this idol of your neck. And then he recited the following verse at the huddle about Omar O'Bannon, herbarium Indonesia. They took the priests,
Sam, about them, they took their rabbis, and they took their
monks as Gods instead of Allah. And they said, No sola, we're not taking him as gods. We don't worship our scholars and our rabbis and our we don't worship them, he said, did not make permissible for you what Allah made prohibited, and they make prohibited for you what Allah made permissible and you are knowledgeable man, you know that there are things that if your scholars, your priests, your rabbis, your monks say it's good, you go ahead and do it, you don't even investigate it. And this exists. He said, Yes, it's true, what they say we just go with and put it on their shoulders. He said, tilka isn't a better term. This is worship for them. When Allah makes something Highlands
clear to you, and then you take the words of others, then you have worship them. This is worship, this should have been a last minute on that hamdulillah as Muslims, we don't do that. So Allah brought down the sacrifice for all of us until the end. And Allah said to him, God, so Dr. Roja, you have fulfilled the command the dream.
And he said in the head Allah who will Bella and moving this is surely the manifest trial. There's nothing greater than that in trial that we know of. And for those of you I was asked the dream, how did you know that a dream is a way How did he know that a dream of the Prophet is from Allah Spano tala is according to the Prophet salla salams. The Hadith which is narrated in Buhari, where the by Eben our best that the dreams of the prophets are away. They are away they are an inspiration from Allah subhanahu wa Don. I also wanted to mention one interesting Hadith, which is also in Bahati that the prophet SAW Selim spoke about purity and that purity existed a lot in Ibrahim alayhis salam
and one of the actions of purity which was new
is that Ibrahim alayhis salaam was not very new, but it was revived by him and the people who had lost it regained this purity again, it is the purity of circumcision. And he said, if that Anna Ibrahim alayhis salaam, WA who have no femenina Center, Bill cardoon
Ibrahim alayhis salam circumcised himself at the age of 18 years old, was 80 years old when he circumcised himself by using an axe. It's pretty gruesome,
pretty hurtful for a man to think about that. A circumcised himself, no one circumcised him, and he used a condom and an axe. And this hadith is also in Buhari. When the command came to him, he did so. And this is another form of submission to Allah Spano data. But I want to mention something interesting here. A lot of people misunderstand the meaning of circumcision and some people they come about and they think that when a person embraces Islam,
I'll tell this true story happened overseas. People are ignorant about the religion of Islam, but they are born as Muslims. What do they say the one person came to become a Muslim at this at a Masjid. So he said the Shahada. When he said the shadow everyone said Allahu Akbar, they hugged him and kissed him, you know the deal that Muslims do. So then they came up to him and they said to him, he asked, What do I have to do now? They said, Now, you have to go to the hospital, make an appointment and circumcised yourself.
He goes, is that what I have to do now? They said, he said, What if I don't want to do it? They said, if you don't do it,
then you're not a Muslim yet. So well then I don't want to become a Muslim. They said if you leave Islam, then you have apostate who have to kill you. He said so panela what kind of religion is this? You become a Muslim you gotta chop up parts of your body and if you leave it they kill you
is what am I gonna do? I enter a chopper parts of my body leave it I get killed.
This is obviously any ignorance. total ignorance. For circumcision is part of the purity whoever is able to do it, they do it it is the it is obligatory upon the male's of this of the Muslims, but this is not a part of what makes you a Muslim or doesn't. And in this is a form of purification for the Muslims in cleanliness and hygiene and there are other significances to it as well but I'm not going to talk about it tonight. inshallah another time, and maybe when there are more adults here alone, you know, just adults.
We can talk to and maybe men in themselves, I also don't want to go into the issue of circumcision of females. This is something which is not specific to Islam but rather it was practiced by many people before in different cultures, different religions. But you know, and and there is a lot of
talk about it again, I will talk about it another time in sha Allah died. But we can enough for us to know that it is compulsory upon the men of the Muslims to be circumcised
male Muslims that I say men, male male, I said men, yes. So males insha Allah and there is also some for circumcision, I do advise you as doctors to advise you to circumcise your children, your boys at a very, very young age when they are infants and the earlier the better, you can get their advice in sha Allah died.
At this point,
it's not hard. No, Harvey's asked me if he
is worried. It's gonna have nightmares now.
He forgot that he had circumcision doesn't know what I'm talking about. There you go. hamdulillah. His father was miserable. He doesn't even know what circumcision is. Because it was done when he was an infant. It's not hard. Have you already safe? Don't worry.
It's strange, I went to this house when this relative of ours and she, the mother, just that just had a newborn.
And there was a son of shaving the hair of the boy, there was a sooner it's highly recommended sooner to shave the hair of the boy, not the girl the boy
and to weigh it and giving it away to silver and donation. So I came up to this relative and you know, we opened up the discussion about circumcision and, and the shaving of the hair. And I said, Yes, it's as soon as the shave is it and the mother started crying. Because it's precious here, you know, a little bit of, I want to get rid of them. And she started crying, thinking, oh my god, this is like she's gonna kill her child and shaves off the hair. And I said, Did you circumcise him said here that I will always do? Can you circumcise him and then cut off a bit of hair?
Nah, circumcised, you have to shaving off a bit of hair crying as if there's gonna die.
It's a tradition that's hamdulillah. Even before Islam, it's been there.
Now we move on, to his heart on his mind.
It was Ismail alayhis. Salaam, who was the sacrifice here.
it's sad to see it's quite strange to see that among the Muslims themselves. There are those who truly believe that it was his hair, who was the sacrifice not is married. It's quite strange to hear that when the evidence is so clear against them.
The people who actually brought this hullabaloo this, this this strange opinion, were actually the Jews. They were the ones who actually first tampered with this information. And the reasons among the only real real reason for the Jews to say that it was his heart for the sacrifice, they also believe in it. And so did the Christians have the sacrifice, and they hold it in high regard and honor, they say it is hard. Why? Because they believe they are from the progeny of his house. They don't want to be from the project of smmi, because they know that it's made Allison and came from him, the Arabs. And they have a very racist belief system in Judaism. In that if you are born a Jew,
this is how you are chosen by God. And Allah mentions this in the Quran, it's in the Torah, there are designers who are more extreme, they are the extreme part of the Jews. But in general Jewish belief is that if you're born a Jew, from it's very hard for them to define what a Jew is, anyway, so I'm not going to attempt to define it. They're in confusion themselves. But but but they say that it has got to do something with the blood with your genes. And I'm not going to go into detail and there is so much research about Palestinians themselves or Arabs. And they trace their blood back and found that their DNA traces back to Judaism. They come actually from Jewish families, and they
converted to Islam centuries ago.
But I'm not going to get into detail about that inshallah, maybe next week. But the point that I want to make is, the Jews are the ones who tampered with this idea that it was his haircut was offered for a sacrifice, because they didn't want the Arabs to have this and they didn't want to share this. They wanted to be the ones chosen for this honor. So they tampered with it and changed.
Interpretations in the Torah to say that it was his health.
This is understood that it is false. But what is strange is that Muslims themselves think this, and I have some arguments against them. Number one, Allah Subhana Allah mentions the story of Israel in the Quran about the sacrifice. It doesn't mention the name of Israel. But it does mention afterwards like chronologically, is mentioned the sacrifice and after the mentioned in the same verses, in many different chapters of the Quran. It talks then about the story of his help. So
Following the story of the sacrifice, as you read on in the air yet, Allah says, then we gave Ibrahim the good news of another son is half of his son is happy. My question is why would Allah Spanner dial I mentioned his health after mentioning the story of the sacrifice. So there's a contradiction here. How can the sacrifice happen before the news of his health of a newborn son? That's number one. Number two,
Allah subhanho wa Taala.
He speaks to
Ibrahim alayhis. Salam through the angels. He says to them, and we gave him a glad tiding of a newborn son is how
this newborn son, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam,
he gave the news that he said, For best shot, this is what the ayah says, No, I'm actually recited to you in sha Allah. Allah says, For best shot honor her be his hair Columbian wa is held by iacob. We give glad tidings to Sara. Sara, the mother of his heart. We gave glad tidings of his hat and after his haircut,
and after his hat yaku This means that his hat is going to be born. And then he's going to be married. And then he's going to have a son named Yaqoob. And a surname is also a prophet. If the sacrifice
was for his help, then there'll be contradiction. Why would Allah say his sacrifice for his health when he had already gave him news? That is how it's going to also get married and live on to have a son named Yaqoob.
When there is a sacrifice, and they all agree that he was still before his marriage. How can his hat be given the sacrifice before and another verse say that he's going to move on to get married and have another son called the ACO? It doesn't make sense. So obviously it has to be his brother is married before him.
And we find that smelly lolly Salam. Allah gave him the sacrifice of the RAM.
The story of his hackaday salaams birth is quite amazing.
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Rahmatullahi wa barakato.
In Mohammedan Majeed, which means our angels came to Ebrahim with glad tidings, they said peace, he said, Peace, and soon he brought a roasted calf. When he saw their hands not extending towards the meal, he deemed it strange and felt afraid of them. They said, fear not. We have been sent to the people of Luke.
And his wife was standing by. So she laughed. Then we gave her glad tidings of his help and from him, of Jaco, Jacob. She said, What wonder how shall I bear a child now when I am an old woman, and my husband is an old man, that would be indeed an unusual thing. They said, Do you wonder at a loss decree, the mercy of Allah and His blessing be upon your family of Abraham? Surely he is Worthy of all praise and full of all glory a lot better than in this verse. Let's listen to it. They came in. And Rahim Allah is Allah didn't know who they are. So we treated them like guests. He treated them like what? Like guests. What did he do? And this is the Sunnah of the prophets, extreme generosity
to the guests. He did not wait a single bit. He raised and he brought them a meal. What was that meal? Allah says a prepared roasted calf. A calf is the child the son of a cow. It's a small calf.
So there were about in the narrations, it says that there are three, there were three angels that came to him. They were diverted on a Santa Monica in any sort of field. This is what it is said. There were certainly angels. We don't know which ones in specific, but it is said that it is these three, but they came in the form of human beings. That's why Abraham, I said didn't know who they were. They deliberately came like that looking like strangers. And we learned from this. And process I'm told us a lot about treating the guests with generosity, not more than what you can bear, but with being generous with what you can. And he went and immediately without any he didn't. He didn't
sit there asking them Are you hungry? For example? Some of us we do this, this is not good tradition of a Muslim, say, Are you hungry? Have you eaten? Now the guests may be ashamed and be shy to say, look, we're hungry. If they're strangers, they're not going to say some of them they sent on a mocha just even before when he means that he ate.
Okay, maybe last night or yesterday or in the morning, and now I'm here at dinner. So a Muslim actually prepares the meals and as much as they can and they offer if you're afraid that maybe they're not going to eat, you're going to waste the food, give them something a little bit before test them out. Are they hungry, and if you find that they're eating a lot, give them a good meal. This is one of the ways that I've learned and then I sit there you know, questioning and asking and waiting and hoping that they leave very soon and trying to make them get hungry if they're hungry or the leaf soon so they can go and eat no Muslim is immediately offered as hospitality. It says from
Alibaba, he did not hesitate did not wait except that it got a roasted calf. Ready. Whoa, cough. And when he saw that, though, that was sort of putting their hands forward grabbing the meat. And they were acting like they were eating the food would not actually enter their mouth. He said idea whom La Silla la they found that their hands would not reach their mouth. They would return the food back because the angels actually don't eat. Angels donate their survival and they don't breathe oxygen their survival. This does be the Holy Land Allah Subhana Allah those words, this is how they survive. And that's why the prompts as Adam said, when a person uses them as suek and then recite
the Quran, an angel comes and places his mouth on your on that Muslims mouth. This Hadith is in Albay, Hockley and others, and even Sharon Alberni has authenticated, it said, he places his mouth on your mouth, and he takes in Not a single area comes out of your mouth, except that it goes into the angels mouth. So this is what the angels love. Anyway, when he saw this, he got afraid of them. Nikita home, he said, What is this? In another verse? He says,
I am afraid of you. They said to him, let the half Don't be afraid. In narrow pseudorabies We are the Met, we are messengers from your Lord. We have come not to you to the people of lot. What were the people a lot. There was sodomites homosexuals, men who slept with men, excuse me, and he said, we are going to finally destroy them.
Listen, his wife Sarah, and it was a tradition of the Arabs and the non Arabs in those times where the woman stayed near to the guests. She didn't talk too much, but she stayed near to the guests, so she can prepare and help them.
She was standing near and they turned to her. After they told him were coming to the people of lot. They turned to her.
She laughed. Why did she laugh? She laughed because of this good news. She had always been wanting the command of Allah to come upon these wicked people. So she laughed. She said, finally, they're coming to them. And then we said to her, you will have a child you will have a child. If my son says another verse.
Do Do you give me glad tidings after my old age? What glad tidings is this is happy. As for his wife, Sarah was more amazing.
She said, for equality Salatin. She came screaming she goes like this like a woman says Yay. Like that. Yeah. Like this.
will suck Raja and she slept her cheeks like this because it's like, I've heard women in back in in villages. When I was back in Lebanon, she said, yo,
yo, will you like this?
After I'm over 100 years old. 90 100 years old. I'm going to bear children.
So you can imagine is how women react. Yeah, I'm old when I have children.
And she said, and they said, You you you know you feel is it weird that Allah spent Allah commands some he can do anything. And surely she had his head and guess what they said to because of your patience. Yes outta not only will you have his help, you will also have min wa is how they are cool. You will have also Jaco This means that you will also live to see your grandson jacoba his son. This is a blessing from Allah. It is said that she lived to about 140 years old or so and she met her son his heart and after him his grandson she didn't live on to see
Yusuf Ali Salim, but that's another story in sha Allah died.
At this point my brothers and sisters I will end it in sha Allah for the lack of time. I thank you for listening. That was Salalah while in Vienna Mohammed while early he was happy to be here in New Delhi.