Channel: Bilal Assad
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh thank you for your patience.
Aloha Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah Kareem.
Today Insha Allah, we continue the second part of the story of Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salam. Everybody knows the story of the Prophet Ibrahim alayhi salam, also they think they do.
And Hamdulillah I think all of us know it, except I want to touch on a higher order thinking in the story of Ibrahim Eisen and what it means to us. To recap last week for those who weren't here, we spoke about the beginning of the life of Ibrahim Ali salaam, growing up where he was from his father, his relationship with his father, and how his father rejected him and held him on SLM taught us the manners and etiquettes of how to talk to our parents, even if they oppose you in religion, even if they're nasty to you what to do in that case, then we spoke about Ibrahim Ali sometimes dealing with his people, and we learned ways of how to talk and make people understand and give and
take, try to bring about educational arguments, not just haphazard talk for the sake of arguing. We talked about the nature of people when they know the truth, but they don't want to know the truth and what is the sign and what how do you know that they're just not listening and when to move away or change the topic? We spoke about Ibrahim Martinez surnames approach, we said that his approach was, seemed a little bit harsh for our day to day. But we spoke that it depends on the type of people that you're talking to. And you can't look at Ibrahim alayhis salam and take all his mannerisms of how he spoke to his people. And you say I can talk the same. If that was the case, the
Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam would be the first to take the example of his father, Ibrahim Allison and speak to his people the same way. But obviously, the kurage were different to the people of Babylonia. And the way you spoke to them was very different. Also, we sent them to Brahim Ali Salam was the only Muslim in the world. And he didn't have an authority. And his father was a very noble, respected man, they made the idols, they manufactured them. So I put him on a cell and had to talk a little bit more clearly to his people. And he had to make it sort of, he had to use really smart ways of conveying his message where it sticks in their brain. And he was really caring for
them. All of this happened when he was still a child, like almost a child or a teenager. And then we said finally, that
he did not lie. He did not really lie, because this is a very interesting
question that some people asked me they say, if little kids asked me this and teenagers, he got they go, you know, the word Walla? Walla. When we want to prove a point, we say, the person doesn't believe us, we say, Well, isn't that correct? It's not good to use that word too often. But anyway, sometimes because I'm a teacher, the students say,
they lie. And then to convince you they use the word Wallah. Or what they do is they secretly change the word. So they add a little letter to it, or they Swiss for something else. Alright, so they say, for example, well, I didn't do it
yesterday, or they got Mala. So then I'm gonna say Wallah. And I think that by changing the word they got out of it. Let me explain something to you. Whatever you say, the intention that you want the other person to think is what is counted for you. Whether you say Maulana wala whether you sign up or signal, it doesn't matter what you say, what is the message that you are giving to the person? If that's your intention, to give him that to make him think that you are saying, well, we're over it? Allah Subhana Allah knows what's in your heart and Don't be crazy. Allah knows everything in your heart, so you can't hide things from. So again. A lie is a lie. If the message that gets to the
other person seems like it's the truth, but they don't know that it's a lie. Okay. Clear, can't play around with the words in Islam. That's why Allah says he knows what's in your heart. He knows you open on your secret. And everything on a day of judgment will be brought out and you'll say why why Allah will say to you it was a secret then but today there is no secrets. Secondly,
Ibrahim alayhis salam did not lie to his people. When you said you know the story about the big idol. He said the big statue killed all the other statues. Remember, we sadly broke the order that I talked about this last week. Everybody knows the story when he comes in and he breaks the idols and says the big man, the big idol is the one that killed all the other idols and he hung the axe on his neck. You will know the story. Yes, yes.
Did he lie? No, he did not lie. Why? Because his people knew that he was making it up and he knew that they knew that he was making it up. It was very clear, is that correct?
And you see their response in the Quran is like this. They said, cut down into
you knew already many optic on there and speak. He goes, ask them if they can speak, since you know that they don't speak Faraj out, forcing him they started realizing their stupidity, what they saying, what does that tell you that he didn't really lie? So anybody who says Ramazan lied, and then we come to use it and why am I saying this was some people that love to twist the news ways to do the wrong thing. And then sometimes, if you can find a way to twist the meanings of a religion or to use a prophet in a wrong way,
you will not this is ignorance, and we are accusing the prophets of being liars. However, it was a strategy. It was a harsher, which means
an educational argument for them to learn and you want to benefit for them. Everybody understand that? After that, they got angry, and they put him in a catapult and threw him into a big fire. They said How to recall the one saw earlier had to come. Burn him and save your gods SubhanAllah.
Early huh, means gods that are worshipped as soon as you say the word Elan in Arabic, it means your worship that you bow to your prostrate to what you seek from it. You ask it, you give it its offerings, you swear by it, all these things means it's in the law.
So he said that they said, save your gods from whom? From whom?
Abraham and I selling a 12 year old boy, how's he going to destroy your gods?
And say what Gods they're already destroyed. He can't keep good doing they can just rebuild them anyway. So what did they mean by save your gods support your gods?
The ideology, the ideology, correct. It's not the actual statues they worship. It's the they call the spirit of the ideology that they were worshipping. And you know what? This is for a lot of people today they say we don't live in ideology anymore. Nobody worship statues anymore, although they do around the world. But here in the West, they say there's no idolatry. This is stupid. And as ancient stuff. You see, the thing is, it's not about the idol. The item is nothing to anybody. It's the ideology, correct. It is the belief that you are destroying. And this symbol obviously creates doubt in people they make them question. So save your gods meaning silence this young boy, what's
the young boy gonna do? Your whole world your whole nations afternoon you are millions of people. And yet this one little boy is going to cause you guys to lose all your faith and belief.
Yes, one young boy. It's not the young boy, what is it?
It's the truth.
The truth is the most powerful thing in the universe. Even if the false looks like it's beating it the truth. You don't even have to do anything. The truth shows itself in time.
That's why Allah says and how was our culture and how cool was that happen? Basically, when the Prophet Mohammed Salah Salem reconquered Mecca, he went into Baca and he broke those idols that were in there that were not supposed to be there from the time we brought him and so that built it, Allah sent the verse and say, the Huck has now arrived was about them and about them, the false is just dissolves. Yeah, I mean, the hug has now reached out. So the truth is always working. It's always walking, and the false goes really far. And then it dies out. My brothers and sisters, that's why this young boy, they wanted to kill him in order to silence the truth and save their false ideology.
Brothers and sisters. Having said this, let me tell you something that people have Babylonia they did know that there is a God like they worship the one true God yet, and they believed in the one true God who created the universe. They called him Rob. But what did they do? They didn't believe that he has the only right to be the only God worship other gods can be worshipped for other reasons. Even a human being of authority, like a king, can be can share godhood with God, that's what they like elite. And the way they used to justify was like this, the king of the land. He's not the God of the world, but he has the right to make his own laws and got you know, even if it means
against the laws of the real God, so He is the God of the land. They used to call the God of the land, the rock of the land. It's like farmer Pharaoh says, I don't know any other God for you. He believed in the true God. He believed in God is supernatural stuff, to him and to and he believed in your Ultimate Creator, but he also believed that he is a god worthy of worship on Earth, meaning in his kingdom, he gets to legislate he gets to make laws and no other law is above his not even God's law. Therefore he is worshipped. He says, I am your God worship my
Most, and that was the people, Babylonia, they were polyphagous they make partners with God help. They believed in the creator of the universe, they made the statues that kind of the named after noble people that, you know, like, call them saints that they thought through them, God will love us want to listen to write, and they made the king his name was Nimrod. He was in Babylonia in Iraq, they made him the Lord, the God of politics, and the social laws, and he gets to make all the laws and God, His laws are not important. And therefore they made him another cop. Because he was down there, if almost better, and it gives us some more to follow. And we come and say, no, no, we'll
just keep that aside. And you know, it's got nothing to do with with rolling, you know, other laws in the land. Then it says, if we're saying, God, your law is not appropriate, it's not good. We don't want it
and there's no room for it so we can become Gods ourselves to make our own laws above your law. That's that's Islamia. Now obviously, there are necessities in situations where you can't you have to follow a particular law like in Australia, you don't go and fight it, you know, if you're refugees here, but at the end of the day, in your heart, you know that Allah's law is above all laws. My Brothers and Sisters in Islam, when they threw him into the fire,
there is only one authentic story about him thrown at being thrown into the fine. And that is the Hadith in Bukhari. He said,
As soon as he was placed in the catapult,
he said, has to be Allah, one young man working, my Lord Allah is enough. And he is the best to rely on.
And then he was thrown. As a result Allah said, we're calling now will Cooney better than wasallam, another Ibrahim. And so we said, oh, fire be called and be peaceful on Ibrahim.
And so the fire did not burn him. And it was peaceful in there.
There are other stories. And the brother actually pointed out something important for me last week. And he said, Well, there's a story which I mentioned that the angels came to Ibrahim Ali so that as you breed came to him and so many said to him, do you want me to help you? And he said from you know, and then we can he can do I'm going to help you set from you know, and then instead of feeling from you know, and then he said enough is Allah for me that narration My dear brother sisters actually went back to researcher and found there really is no authentic, reliable source taught. Okay. And even Taymiyah says they are mostly Israelite to traditions from the time with from the
time that the Jews, the Jews talk a lot about Ibrahim Ali Sena. But there's no authentic narration from our Prophet Allah send them about that, because the brother opened up a point. And he said, Well, if the angel came to him from God to help them, isn't that a support from Allah anyway? Like, it means that we can sit down and say, I don't need any help. You know, that story about that story. I don't have talent to say about that guy who said, Oh, God helped me when a flood happened to joke and then the water reaches his legs. And some people come on a boat, and they say to him, come up on the boat, come on, a boat will save and he says, Man, I've asked God to save me. I've asked God to
save. And then the water reaches his shoulder. And then helicopter comes in. They live down the letter and they said, come up, come up. And he said, No, no, I've asked God to save me. I've asked God to save me. And then he dies. Right? He drowns. Now, it's a joke. And some kids say it and they say, Oh, he was raised and he sort of got upset. Why didn't God help him? And that he said to him, I sent you a boat and I sent you a helicopter and I sent you I don't know what and you didn't accept it. And what do you want? Everybody wants. So Allah subhanaw taala helps you in different ways, right when you ask him, but when we expect them to help us in a particular way, then obviously any
it's not the right way to do it ultimately helps in different ways. Now, Ibrahim Ali is Salam made dua O Allah helped me and Allah subhanho wa Taala responded by telling the fire, oh, fire be cool and be peaceful. Brothers and sisters can have fire be cool and peaceful and not burn someone. Scientifically, scientifically. only temporarily. You can make a fire not burned for a little while. You can actually put your hand in it through doing some sort of experiment some something and it won't burn you for maybe a few minutes. They use it in movies as well. Like for example, you can get $1 notes write a $10 note for example, and you can put salt and water and alcohol in a solution.
Stir it and put $1 a note in there. Right now.
soak, soak it and then wait a little bit, not for too long, and then line it up. And it will burn. But he won't burn the actual note.
Right and after that, it will probably extinguish because there's water in the note. And what it does is it burns the alcohol because the alcohol rises, it goes above the, above the water, so it burns the alcohol. So I'm just stating that there are some ways you can make the fire not burn for a while. So if a human being can think of ways that are fire contemporary, not burn, what about the creator of the fire, doesn't know how to create something.
In all these atoms in these molecules to change the fire, not to burn, Ibrahim Ali said, and to be peaceful upon him. He can, of course again, Allah gives an example about the resurrection when you are raised on the Day of Judgment. What does he say? He says, Look, if you don't believe that I can raise you up
from bones and ashes, after you are dead and turned into soil. Then consider this evidence from Allah in the Quran. Consider this. Have you ever seen a land that became dead over time? Over the years, and nothing ever grew? Therefore 100 1000s of years? Look, suddenly, we bring it back to life. crops grow trees grow. There are these that we have seen on Earth.
Geologists, scientists, environmental, all these types of scientists, they tell you this, they call it evolution. But Alaska says, returning life from death. Allah says, Don't you see a land that can become dry, has no water ever. And then suddenly we bring clouds one day upon it, the rain falls and behold, it starts moving and becoming alive. Just like that. Allah will raise you again after you die too. Aren't you made of the same elements of earth? Don't you have atoms and molecules like the rest of the earth? Just like Allah made the plants grow. He can make you and your molecules come together and grow in the same way.
And then Allah says, Come on, come doudoune again, did you come here into the world from absolutely nothing? All right, from fluid, where was the fluid? Allahu Allah? Did you come from nothing? Suddenly you're here. Allah says just the way you started you from nothing. I think it's easier for Allah to start you again from something.
Is that right?
So just like that, ALLAH SubhanA, Allah tells us He can do all this stuff we see before our eyes, the miracles happening.
Allah says, What come in a attend and how many signs in the heavens and the earth today pass by and they turn away from my brothers and sisters in Islam. And so he was thrown into the fire. He stayed in there before their eyes, and they thought he had burned. And after the fire was extinguished, he comes out right before their eyes.
And only one person believes in him. His name was a lot. Ali said his cousin, only one person believed. Do you know why they didn't want to believe
they believed? Like they they believe what they see. They believe that he came out of the fire. They believed that this is a miracle. They didn't believe that. But guess what the problem was, they refused to declare that they believe.
They chose to follow the false deliberately.
This is the arrogance that Allah talked about, at least start off with that. Remember, in the beginning of our story, same thing. He's doing the same trick with the people, arrogance, ego, because people have made
Brothers and Sisters in Islam. There's a little story that it says that frogs used to come to the fire if you've heard that story. They bring water and they start trying to extinguish the fire and at the lizard used to try to blow wind on the fire to make it bigger. And this story some you'll find in some books,
passed Islamic books. I don't know where it came from. They say that the Prophet sallallaahu Selim said this is an authentic hadith which is in equal measure. He said Do not kill. He said
the prophesies and I said do not kill Shrikes trucks is a type of predator bird. It looks a little bit like a hawk but it has a few more colors do not kill trikes, frogs and and woodpeckers. But this is an implementer and sahibidir and Ben and some morphers some arm interpreters, they come up and they say, oh, that's because the frog wanted to extinguish the fire and Ibrahim and the lizard wanted to make it worse. Right? And so you should kill the lizard and never
Kill the frog. I don't know where they've got this idea from.
But there's no origin to it really, that there are some narrations, but there is it's there all week and an authentic but process and did say do not kill the frog and the Shrike and the ants and the woodpecker and there are other Hadees about the big and other things right now I don't know that we don't know the wisdom why he said that in that time it could be maybe that people were hunting them a lot. And then he said don't do it because it was happening a lot. But Allah Allah Allah knows best. It's not because of that.
All the animals of Allah worship Allah, Allah says, We're immune che in India, you said before be handy, there is nothing except that worships Allah where there could not have come at us behind you cannot understand the glorification. Everything praises Allah and prophesy. Certainly, Mr. Say, if it wasn't for the creatures of the earth who glorify Allah, night and day, Allah would not send provision down to earth as a result of the evil people who do wicked acts. And if it wasn't for the people who glorify Allah as well, but he also mentioned the creatures on earth, he wouldn't give you water but for them out of mercy to the creatures and insects and all that.
My Brothers and Sisters in Islam, the word has to be ALLAH. Whenever Whenever. What a beautiful word that is. Allah is enough for me. He's the best to rely on.
But also the law and Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam said, husband has to be alone. Yeah, Milwaukee and Karla Ibrahim hanging on the old cliff in my hand was living behind, he said, has to be alone. And Milwaukee is a word that Ibrahim Ali Salam said when he was thrown into the fire Wallahi any person who says it in any hardship they are in Allah will relieve them. I have to make a note about that, however, has to be Allah we're never going to work in comes with conditions. All the prophets understood it. And there is no scholar who does not misunderstand it only lay people misunderstand it. What is it, you can't just sit there and just say the word and think that all harm is gonna go
away from you, and all your hardships are gonna go away? No, you have to do what you can within your ability that Allah gave you. And then say the word to remind you, to remind you to be courageous, and keep going and keep being positive. Even if negative things come towards you. The whole idea is to give you strength, mental strength, emotional strength, physical strength. Is that correct? Who goes to the gym here?
Where is the gym? Man?
I'm sure you say things when you're lifting, right? It motivates you Is that correct? We listen to things sometimes the Hello machines.
palette, and then you lift the weights or doesn't it makes you hormones go berserk. It doesn't lift your testosterone level. Is that correct? Adrenaline Rush.
Yeah, it makes a mood. When you say words that connect you to the true Allah, all that other stuff is just made up by people. But when you say words that are true and real, you're a gentleman should be even greater. And your positiveness and your courage and your bravery in life and you're moving forward, should be even stronger, has to be Allah. Allah is enough for me. And he's the best to rely on. What is the condition? The common statement as the Sahaba is the same kind of what the word can icon which means tie your camel and then rely on Allah subhanaw taala. And it also means to think with your brain because the brain is called the Archon. Think, Do do what you can and then rely on
the last one. Oh, Dad, is that correct?
When we gave a very good example last week about muda young Mahalia Sinha, Ludhiana, who gave birth to a Sally Sena. She's pregnant, in labor. In labor men, you have no idea. We have no idea. We're not even sisters know, what is labor. And she's sitting underneath his palm tree. There's no one around her. And then as I sit down to the correct opinion, he says, shake the trunk of the palm tree.
This is a woman in labor. And she's got to shake the trunk of the palm tree and he says dates will fall.
An elephant can't shake the trunk of a palm tree, let alone a woman in labor. She's got to shake it so hard that the face will fall.
Subhanallah but she touched it. And Allah made the dates fall because she can't control the dates. She can't control anything else but she did what she can in labor, she still had to do something. So almost Clinton, I don't know. Sorry. No one can get this excuse and just sit back and play games and fiddle around with them. You know, play games with myself and just expect the last one to give me everything No, it doesn't happen that way. Didn't log in your eyes didn't give you ears they didn't give you your hands and your legs they didn't give you energy didn't give you life. All of that is from Allah made it's giving you this help. You're going to end up like that guy who says Help Help
Help boats and helicopters. Everyone came to me still thinking I was gonna help him. Of course he helped me by sending you these faculties to work with. You understand brothers sisters, so let's not see people sitting late.
Z backwards giving all sorts of excuses. This brother one sent me a joke. He goes all the all the corpses that have died all the corpses in Mount Everest in all the people that tried to reach the top of Mount Everest, or the corpses that have died one day used to be highly motivated people. Lesson learned laziness pays be lazy, otherwise we'll die like those guys. These are people who make up excuses all right not to be motivation and make all these excuses so don't be like that don't sit back men has to be strong and moving forward inshallah. Ibrahim Ali salah, and then couldn't do anything more. So he left the people and made the art for them. One of the worst things that
happened to Ibrahim Malleus and it was his own father, telling him I will stone you to death even and in you have to leave unless you leave. And he tried his best but his father told him get out. Or I will stone knew he was his life was at risk. So he had to leave an even while he was living as his father, I'll make it for you for a lot to forgive you. Brothers and sisters, our parents. There are people who convert to Islam, there are people who repent. There are people who come from Muslim families within a very practicing and you become practicing and becomes very difficult for a lot of people. You know, in these situations, what do you do? You always remember Ibrahim Ali Sena, how
about our relationship with our family and our parents? You don't abandon them. You don't abandon them just because they have a different belief to you. Gosh, listen, brothers and sisters, Allah says or seen an insanity where the day we commanded people advise them, remind them to be good towards their parents. Right. And then afterwards, Allah says, we're in Jeddah, Dhaka. And if they were to strive hard against you, either and push you to cabbie, to make partners with me or to disbelieve in me Mellisa not gonna be here any things that you
you know, to make partners with Allah subhanaw taala and go against the last month on his knowledge become ignorant, that he said fella, do not obey them. Warsaw Hibbeler Murfin dunya Anaru forbids still remained their companion in life in a goodly manner. No matter what they say, try your best to be good to them. Try to if you have to have boundaries, you can have boundaries, but don't cut off your communication with them. You never know. Allah may have sent you as a guide for them. Brothers and Sisters in Islam. I heard of very many families who went through the strife. 20 years later, some of them tell me how to lead my father, my mother now except although they don't accept my
belief, but they accept and they defend Muslims and defend me. And they treat me so much better because they say I've changed I've become a better person. 20 years later, Subhan Allah, some people two years later, one sister, she went after becoming a muslim, 14 members of her family became Muslim. So you never know what the guidance is. Such as like my brother and sisters is to test and my last point that is strengthen us all. My brothers and sisters, Ibrahim Ali said and therefore it's all about Rohit and all about trials and tribulations.
When you follow the truth, it comes with tests. When you follow the false.
Well, you'll find a lot of people who support you, because they also want to play and muck around.
You know, when you're in class, it's so easy to slip off and get support as in class and laugh and distract everyone else. But the ones you really want to learn they struggle. Why? Because you've got all these jokers who want to muck around in class, you always find people who've been lazy you'll do. But the people who really are motive motivated people who really have a goal, people are really inspired.
Right? You need to surround yourself with these types of people in order to get somewhere. Allah says if you were to follow the majority of people on earth, they will lead you astray.
You know, when they say to me teenagers, but everybody does it. But everybody does it.
Whoever said that truth means you tell the truth by how many people you know, do it.
If everybody walked around with poop all over them, does that mean that we all do it? People around naked we'll call run around naked as they say that everyone jumped off the bridge, we'll jump off the bridge. That's not how you tell the truth. Summerlin sisters use this one and the guidance of Allah subhanaw taala.
Next, my brothers and sisters in Islam, Ibrahim alayhis salam, it is said in the Talmud, in the Hebrew in the Jewish Bible that they move. And interestingly enough, it's not in the Christian Bible at all in the Quran. And in the Talmud, it is said that he brought him out as salam had to face the king of Iraq. His name was Nimrod.
And the story in the Talmud and in the Quran are very, very similar.
It's not in the Christian Bible. And I think I know why the mafia Syrian was saying, because the Jews and the Muslims do have a strong monotheistic belief. The Christians have altered it and so they became public theists under the name of monotheism. Anyway,
The Talmud also says the Quran doesn't say this that it was Abraham it says Father, who went and reported him to the king of the land, that look what my son is doing. And so he was summoned before the king and the king ordered that he'd be burned. Well, we don't know about that story. That's what the terminal says. Anyway, now comes the story of Ibrahim alayhis salam with this king, whether he was summoned to him, or whether Ibrahim Malik whether the king heard about him and he called him to come along with it was reported we don't know. But the king of the land called and summoned the grandmas and had him arrested and he was in custody.
Ibrahim Ali Salam is the father of the hate Oneness of Allah in every sense of the word. And it is from him were the word of the ummah of Mohamed Salah Salem was established the shahada, La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, La ilaha illa Inanna is negating it means I reject every other thing that can be that every other thing that I do not worship anything else, I reject everything else.
In the law, except for Allah, Allah, that concept of negating and affirming.
He was with all the prophets, but he brought him out, he sat down, put the dots on the law, he really made it perfectly that way. It was probably very nice. So then that later, a little later in the law came around, and it was carried in his offspring. Muhammad Sallallahu was set up and in his own mind,
he is the one where Allah says,
again, you will call me in need, or
And because when Ibrahim said to his father and his people, I am innocent, and I reject whatever you worship in Levy, Bharani, except the one who created me, Allah, so he landed in law.
And Allah says
that he said in number 17, Allah will guide me I don't need you. And then Allah says, or
fianco been now miam Gianni on one and we made this affirmation
historically in all of his offsprings after him till the end of time, so that we may be guided meaning in Algoma in US law, ADA in la ma.
Nimrod, the king, before I talk about it, let's understand something
that people have Babylonia were polytheists. What does polytheist mean anyone?
Worship believe worship multiple gods, correct? monotheist?
One God, the only God.
The people of Iraq, including the king Nimrod, they believed in one God, they did. What did they do that was wrong.
They associated they put other things like a god, like God. So they all believe that God was the creator of the universe.
There's two categories of polysius of Michigan two categories. And they exist till today
till the end of time, to characters and polytheists. Number one, the ones who deny a creator to the universe. So what are they making [???] up with their own minds in their own selves.
Then there are political theists who they affirm that there's a creator to the universe, but he's a private God, private, you know, the one you'd go and worship in the mosques and in the churches, and you just pray to Him and you give him offerings, and you turn to him and that's it. But he has no business in the state. In our political and social affairs, this is for us. As for political and social affairs, they made other gods they make kings gods, they made the leaders gods, they made their chiefs, gods, whatever they want, they make them the gods, they are the legislators on Earth, but God has no business. And today, this type of polytheism in the West, is called secularism, where
you separate religion from state.
But Allah says, No, I created the universe and I created you and I know exactly what I created. And I'm going to guide you. These are the laws that you should be practicing because they are better for you, and they ensure justice for everybody. The Quran is the best book of justice. And it is written in Harvard University up in America Subhanallah one of the quotes in the Quran
that isn't suited to Toba. If you go and visit Harvard University you will find in the fact
80 of law, the building of law,
you will find one of the quotes of the Quran carved into the wall.
And they say the Harvard lectures, they say, and the professor's. This is the most profound sentence about justice. The verses in sort of the Toba, Allah says Allah commands you to be just an equitable and to place things in their right place, whether it be against yourselves even, or your family, or anyone whom you favor. Right. And there's more about that verse. So they say, this is the best ancient scripture that we can find, and they whacked it up there. It's in the Faculty of Law, the building of law at the Harvard University. So I have to remember that they know they know.
The story of Nimrod was that he believed in the creator of the universe, but he considered himself the legislator of the world, not God.
Nobody has the right to go above his law, even if they brought it from God or prophets. Anyone?
So he summoned him and said to him
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considered that one who argued with Ibrahim about his Lord, just because Allah had given him a kingdom.
He didn't give a kingdom to him. No, he gave the kingdom to Nimrod the king. Allah is saying that now this verse came straight after the fence verse we recite Allahu Allah one hillclimb letter who was in the bacaan. And then Allah says, it talks about those who disbelieve in the thought, and accept Allah as the only true God and those who follow the towboat. And those who follow Allah dot means anyone in power that legislates by by getting the support of those who did not believe in Allah legislation. Okay, so you're ruled by your own desires and whims, knowing Allah made a law, but you've been rejected, and you say, I am the God of this law, and you follow the supporters of
that they are your allies. So Allah mentioned at the hotel, and then after that, he gives the example of Naruto. He is one of the power elite, which means that he governed based on the support of those who reject the laws of Allah and put their own laws. So Nimrod said to him.
He said to Ibrahim about he asked him about his Lord. He said, Tommy, do your Lord is like Nimrod. He says, Look, we know that God is the Creator of the Universe. I'm your Lord about laws. So who's your Lord? What kind of system do you follow?
And he said,
it's quite an inner
journey, he or she will he or
she went me,
Ibrahim said, or they said, My Lord is the one who gives life and causes death.
Beautiful argument. If you want to talk about yourself being a god, then I'm going to give you a test a question that can only be asked to a god.
Didn't he say he's a God? God of laws and legislation and land he says, All right. Well, there are lions on Earth. And since you make laws, therefore, you punish murderers, and you give life and death my Lord gives life and death. How do you give life and death since you think you're a God?
I give life and cause death, too.
So what he did was he brought two prisoners. He said to his guards, kill that prisoner, and let that prisoner live.
You see, cause death. And that this one live on my god, Ibrahim Ali Salam did not mean that he meant bring life from nothing, cause death and return back into soul. You do it all. Not that
but instead of Ibrahim Ali seller arguing with him about that, he knew an intelligent person doesn't let a person drag into some stupid argument. He didn't mean that so he goes okay. For Inala yet TV shows seminar in Missouri, Montana, Michigan, well, then Allah brings up the sun from where it comes out. You can see it fact if you haven't, and you bring it from the west. Why don't you change it around? Now you might be asking what kind of a question is that? Remember, name Rudy said, Oh my God. So he is has to put a test for him that suits only a god. If he can't pass the godly test and he's not a God says try and beat my god.
Football hit under the cover. He was dumbfounded, the one who denied why he knew
He can't bring the sun out from the west. If he answered anything.
The people will think what kind of a puny god are you?
True? If you say you're a god with God, then do that stuff. You can't do that stuff. If you're a god, you're a king. You've got authority. Don't you dare call yourself a God of God. So why don't you beat him?
If you're a king who has authority of the land, then Ali forgot that Allah is the king of the universe who owns at all, you only own a little bit. So what gives you the right to make the laws of the people and it is God who owns it, you get it? So he says, Bring out the song from where he said football hitter. lenica He was dumbfounded the one who disbelieved and denied. Now Kaffir means he knew the truth, but decides to dig and bury the truth. That's what gopher means. The word Gopher, really before Islam is to be called the farmers will call for Yorkshire buco Farah.
Number two, oh, Allah says the farmers like the way plants grow. When the rain comes, they're called kofod. That means farmers Kapha means somebody who digs a hole and plants and puts a seed in cover covers it with soil. So when you cover the truth in your heart uric acid, knowingly, so this is what Nimrod did. Instead, Nimrod didn't want to look like a failed king or God. Instead, what does he do? What does the failed person do? He says, Leave. It just got rid of him. So first, it said it could have told them burning to burn the truth, or he told him get out of here, because a young boy 12 years old or 13 years old, with the truth is the most powerful being on earth.
And the king who rules the earth, who was on falsehood is the weakest person on earth. very fragile, or was afraid it will be caught out. So my brothers and sisters follow the truth.
My Brothers and Sisters in Islam, today we have typical well not in history, you find that people when they get into authority, they've always made themselves like God's royal families have done this before. And
they see themselves as the only people who can rule people and nothing else can. So our brothers and sisters in Islam.
This is the story that Allah wants us to know about.
Rahim Allah is. So grandma's Salam was exiled and he had to leave his land. Only North Ali Salam embraced and followed him. On his way he met a beautiful woman. Her name was Sarah.
Sarah the name Sal right means the one who brings happiness to others. So Raja, salud rude happiness, the one that gives happiness to others. So if you've got any daughters, wives,
wives, it was Sarah. Because I see some brothers that got a wife name. So I hope she is a Sarah to you, I hope that she is giving you happiness.
So you can change your name to like
brothers, sometimes you could be your name could be
Besana, which means when he smiles a lot, if you don't have a SAM your family, you're gonna have to change your name. But anyway, so right As Salam was the one who gives happiness, and surely she was, and she was the most beautiful woman anyone can lay their eyes on in the entire Earth on that day. That's all as I send them says to us that her work was the most beautiful woman. And after her was cell, Allah has said, Abraham, my son didn't marry for a beauty. She was the only believer so he married her for a character.
There was one thing about satellite Lee has Scylla she was barren. She couldn't have children.
Yet Abraham I sent him stayed with him.
80 years, no children from him. We'll get back to the story. So I sent him followed him and believed on his way, he decided to stop by somewhere near Syria. And something occurred to Ibrahim Ali's Center.
He thought about what Nimrod was saying and life and death. And he believed in life and death.
But he wanted something.
He's a prophet of Allah. And he knows that prophets always got to see stuff that no one else can see. So that when they go and give the message to the people they can attest, that they saw. Seeing is not like hearing is not correct. Although the brain says belief was 100% 100% it was like all Marathi. Hola, Juan. I read from one of the day when you hear that Almighty Allah one I think was probably one. What I mean, is that on one of the line or said, If I were to see Hellfire in front of me with my eyes, it would not make a difference in my belief in it. If I saw it
I believe in in the same way except However, seeing it
seeing it has a different effect on you. But Eman is something else believe it's something else. However the effect on you is something else right your emotions do change when you see things.
So he said in a verse
he motivated me he gave
me two men calling
me up on a you know, calling again, God. God
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not law noisy his own Heike a Mahshid. And recall when Ibrahim Ali Salim said, My Lord, show me how to give life to the dead. Show me how you give life to the dead. Allah said, Why
do you have no faith?
Ibrahim replied, Yes, I do have faith. But in order that my heart be at rest,
in order for my heart to be at rest is just as that when he goes out to his people, he wants to talk to them with a strong argument which he cannot lie about. He can say I saw it with my eyes. That's all it means. So that when I talk to the people, I've got a confident backup that I saw it with my eyes because people don't just believe hearsay. They say Did you see it? Yes, I saw it. And then if they believe it or not, it just means that when I say I saw it, your whole argument changes, your tone changes, your energy changes, isn't that correct? That's what he says I do believe. So then Allah said, then take four birds and tame them. Make them your own until they get used to you 10 of
them to yourself, then after slaughtering them, put a part of them on every hill and call them they will come to you flying, know well that Allah is all mighty, all wise. So believing and knowing are two different things. He wants him to know and see how mighty and wise Allah is, Allah knows is a big difference. And this surah is in certain Bacala was to 60. And so he did that he went to slaughter the birds, he put their heads together with him, and he put a piece and he mixed the birds up, you know, their, their legs and their feathers and their wings and all of that they mixed it up and he put them on four different hills. Then he stood where the heads are. And Allah said to him,
call them he said come
and the birds he saw before their eyes, they rolled and came And the earth brought them. They came together before their eyes and each part found its head and they became alive and flew
towards him on his shoulder and everywhere.
This is a miracle from Allah subhanho wa taala.
My Brothers and Sisters in Islam, then Allah subhana wa Taala tells us the remainder of the story.
He walked to on his work on his way to Palestine,
Jerusalem. He was going there when most of the prophets went
on his way you pass through Egypt,
in Egypt, there was a tyrant king
and he loved women.
And Sara Lee has Sarah
was beautiful woman.
His Gods saw her and they ran to their king saying It's like as if they were they were paid to find him women said we found one of the most beautiful women we've ever seen.
But with her as a man. So we said to them Go and ask who he is. If he is her husband.
But if he's not tell him to Nick off right? Go
Aussie slang by the way, Nick coffins good. Not anyone think of swearing.
So they went to Ibrahim on his way before he got there. Gibreel Allah His Salam came to blame. I sent him and he said to him, there are these guards will come and ask who you are.
They're gonna kill you. If you say you're there. You're her husband. So he said to his wife, Sarah, when the gods come to ask you about me tell them I'm your brother.
Because if you say I'm your husband, they're gonna kill me.
Did he lie?
We said before that if you give other people an impression of something
all right, then it's not going to work. Is that correct? Yes. However, in this case, there was a necessity
life and death situation, you are allowed to lie if you have been wronged, and it's a matter of life and death situation.
And still Abraham, my son didn't technically lie.
I am your brother and Islam. Did Allah say in them and let me know when that is for believers have brothers and sisters. So in his intention was that and her intention was that but in them because their unbelief, they didn't know. Again, don't use this excuse to get away with things Allah knows what's in your heart. We said, if you are in if someone has wronged you, and they're going to harm you, and you've done nothing wrong, you're not going to harm anyone. And it's a matter it's a series they're going to seriously harm you're allowed to lie about it. And this is what came to the Sierra classes you remember modernly acid when his parents were killed in front of him at the time of
Prophet Muhammad Salah center. And then they told him say bad things about Muhammad and say good things about our gods. And he did in the end from a torture from seeing his parents being killed. And then he was running around in Mecca crying and prostitutes and sewing says Jamar, what's wrong your parents the first man is there in paradise sobre las las is gonna go to paradise. He says Allah I know my parents are in paradise. I know. But that's not what I'm crying about. It's because I swore at you. And I mentioned that God's in good for Sansa Lim said to him, if they capture you again, yeah, Mark, let me ask you first, does your heart agree with what you said? He said, No,
you're also well, my heart rejects it. He said if they catch you again, they tell you to say that. Then you say it again. Say it again. Say it 1000 times more. You see matter of life and death. Brothers and sisters. They came and asked her who is this and she said he is my brother. So they told them to go and they captured her and took her. Ibrahim I said I couldn't do anything at this point. It has to be Allah. When am I lucky? So she went to they took her to the king. And she they brought her in front of him. The king tried to touch him. And she made a DUA, she said Allah hum in contact Oh ALLAH. Just say it in English quickly. If you know that I am a pure chaste woman, and
that I have not let any man touched me in my life, except for my own husband, than do not let this disbeliever this evil curve of touching.
And suddenly the kings are became paralyzed. It couldn't move it. And then he said to her for kini, release me. I'll tell you why in a minute. While he said that. He tried again a second time she said the same da. Same thing happened. He said, Let me let me go. Third time. Let me go. And then Then he said to his gods.
She's a sorcerer. Because they believe in sorcery, fairer sorcery, all the superstitious stuff. Get her out of my face. And see that woman that slave woman I've gotten was given me a headache, send her whether as a slave so she can never come back because he wanted to please Sarah, because he got afraid of him. He got scared of her a local grata, Butera, you know, and he had the slave and then was harsher. And she was such a nuisance stubborn to the king, he could never get anything out of it. So he sent her with salak as well. So he wanted to hit two birds with one stone, get rid of this nuisance and replace it as a slave and give the seller a gift. So in case he believed that Sarah was
a sorcerer, she wouldn't. She wouldn't take a lock of his and do something for the rest of his life, you know, some voodoo magic, so he let her go. But in fact, she asked Allah and so how's that became the slave of cell. And as I said, I took her and she treated her well. She treated her she was half her age even. And she came back. When she reached where Ibrahim Ali Salam was, he was close to Palestine in a hut. She saw him praying.
And when he finished he looked at her. And with all these sister, her math, in the Hebrew language, ma are in Aramaic. What happened? She said, Allah saved me. So you can see the true reliance on Allah happening in the story of Ibrahim Ali's. He said let's go. He was a worried was just praying it easily he knew I was gonna save him he knew. So then they went to Palestine. And there they settled and called the people to Islam.
And in saying that our time is nearly over, but we'll say a couple of more things. Time passed, and Ibrahim alayhis salam became old. 80 something years old. Sir Aleyda Salam was both barren, she couldn't have children. And she had past menopause and grown old as well.
She was in her late 70s.
He brought him on his son and wanted a child. He wanted the boy in particular.
And I'll tell you why. Because he favored the boy over the girl and has nothing to do with that.
cinema is a messenger of God, and His thinking hardly anyone has believed
in this world that I live in, and the man is able to carry on my legacy to these people, and it'll work, a girl will be taken advantage of, she won't be able to get too far. So for the purpose that He wanted the child, which is a noble one, and that is to leave the message of Allah behind him to the people, the legacy of Dean,
he needed a boy. Why? Because the people are challenging, he would probably need to fight. A girl can't do that. He needs to fight physically, he needs to be humiliated. He needs to go through a lot because not everyone has sinned and went through.
So he was afraid of having a daughter and she goes through that because you know, the father's kindness towards his daughter protected from everything or is it comes to a boy Roja. I said to myself wrong, go learn stop crying, stop soaking. A little worse, go outside, you know, fight, not fight but I mean, face the world face the challenge someone fights you, you fight back, daughter come here, anyone who touches you I will wreck them the opposite way. Right? So the boy is different. And he said in the Quran
about being heavily mean Assad even in sort of soft sulfat He said, Don't be my Lord huddly Min Assad and give me a gift of a righteous oppose a child from among the righteous. It was a boy that he wanted. And Allah says for Bashar Nam will be a low lamb in highly and so we gave him good news that he will have a patient boy
Halleen Do you know why Omar said he gave him a patient boy Halleen anyone know why so highly?
Why did Allah give him a patient boy, Helene boy.
Anyway, for those of you can last week, remember when the father of Ibrahim alayhi salam kicked him out, Ibrahim was so kind and patient
that he Allah mentions him in the Quran saying in Ibrahim, a worm and Halle Ibrahim
he sighs a lot sign.
You know like that. When someone cares about someone like appearances and towards their child, they see them going straight.
Son, Daughter, what am I going to do? When you can't do anything else and you care about someone you sigh So Allah says Ibrahim is to sigh a lot for his people for his father for everything. Helene is so patient to persevere. So we gave him a Haleem son, just like him, like father like son to carry on his legacy in the same way. Because it also tells us the type of people he was with. They needed tremendous humongous patience like no one else can handle. So he gave him a boy like him. And now you will see what happens. What did he say? Allah says,
For LM, Bernama Allah saya when this boy grew up, and he became a teenager, able to work with his father.
We told him to slaughter him.
Now the story goes like this.
It's married either his son and grow up or come back to Azure. And he started, Ibrahim started seeing dreams that is slaughtering his son. So it goes up to his son and he says, I've been seeing many dreams repeatedly
that I'm slaughtering you. So what do you think funds or metadata? The Helene boy said you're ever defilement Omar
and my dear dad, and my dear father, I bet the I bet he's like the father or noble father.
Do exactly as you're being commanded, such as you don't even share a lot. I mean, I saw you will find me by the will of Allah among the most patient. Now Helene and saw a bit a similar meaning saw a bit in Helene Sabreen is a bit stronger.
Her name is being patient with people sobbing on hardships and pain torture. You're gonna slaughter me. I'll go all the way through it.
Allah father and son
now let's go back a little bit now finish this inshallah.
Ibrahim. I said I'm sorry drink before that.
He saw a dream that he had to take his wife Hajer and his son to the middle of the desert.
How did how did that become his wife?
Sara Lee has Salah looked at Ibrahim on SNL. He was making that to our poll Allah give me a sign give me a son. And she felt very sorry for him. So she freed her and gave her as a gift to Ibrahim Allison
How to Marry her as a second wife.
So he married her.
And even Subhanallah she gifted him as a wife yet Subhanallah she was still jealous.
It's the nature of women.
Right? Some brothers that is my brother's wife is just like this over and over the jealousy is crazy. Drive your husband up the wall. Don't Don't do that. Okay. But when married a second wife, and he had to and she gifted her to him as well. She was jealous of him. She was so jealous of her that there's a hadith in Bukhari that says that she, she asked, we're going to build separate houses, and the separate houses. She used to go out and come back in Hazara and Sarah used to see the footsteps of Hajra in some sense, sometimes she's going out and in of the house. So she was so jealous that she said to Ibrahim alayhis, salam, please, couple of her footsteps, I don't want to
see them cover the footsteps either. And she made her wherever she wants. His has Ark was something long so that when she walks, it wipes away her footsteps. Subhanallah that's the nature of women. So how are we going to be patient with that, and now brothers and sisters, settled on this and gifted and Allah gave him a son is married from her job.
Then he sees a dream. The son is only a couple of months old. He's got to take them to the middle of the desert in the middle of nowhere. No houses, no people, no, no animals, no trees, no water, nothing. And he says you got to keep them there. Drop them there and don't say anything. Just walk back by yourself or keep your wife and your and your newborn son in the middle of the desert. 40 degrees Celsius, 50 degrees Celsius, nothing. So he doesn't say a word. He takes them we're going on a trip She obeys Him and just goes out my husband going with him is protecting the security beautiful, lovey dovey nice worshipping Allah. They reach the middle of the desert where the Kaaba
is, of course, where Monica is, as you know, and then he gets up and starts walking back. So she follows him.
And he wasn't replying to
you Hi, Brahim. He's Hawkins like telling me Ibrahim. She's looking at her son. She can't leave her sons or start shouting. Yeah, they brought him she thought, oh my god, I'm not going to be it's not gonna be able to hear me. In her mentor true Kana.
She knew he was leaving them.
And she goes, who are you leaving us with?
What are you? Who's with us? Nothing in a month that we're gonna be leaving us with? And he wouldn't answer.
So she started thinking,
and then something crossed her mind. She said Ibrahim
Hello. That's how the Hadith goes.
Long especially shouting Can you can't say that in Arabic as a question. Ah, and his listening law who did Allah America be Heather? Did Allah command commanded to do this? So he stopped and turned, he wouldn't look at him because there's only be doesn't lose his the command is get to patient and merciful. He says yes. No. And he kept walking. So she sat back, sat down next to her son and said
looked up at the sky and smiled. And she said the following words event
laying yada yada and Allah
Therefore, Allah will not leave us.
He won't lose us.
Has to be alone and good to go throughout the story.
The story goes on as you know it. She walks between these two hills. Single mother, baby homeless, no income, no food in the middle of nowhere lost
son starts to cry. She's worried about him no food, no water.
Suddenly she hears a loud noise.
Now you know when she was walking off in Willa finishing this beautiful she was walking between these two hills called Safa and Marwa is
about close to software, maybe 10 meters away, there was a ditch
like that and then it goes down backup.
If you were there and you went down that ditch you can't see the floor anymore.
Because it goes down. If you walk down if you walk down your head goes under the goes to the ditch you can't see that the floor that surface anymore deeper than your head right to go and down back up.
be massive. With a co creator.
She couldn't see herself. What does it what would a mother do? She started running fast to get up so she can see her son
was looking at zero right?
Subhan Allah, now it's all covered Subhan Allah, Allah Allah has honored has erotica Senate, one woman when we're going to suffer? And Marwa, what do we do between those two green lines?
Now how do we mean? We joke? Why?
because of a woman
like, what are you gonna have to run before? Because of
no other reason honoring her?
millions, millions of people every year, ombre and harsh. They do suffer and marijuana
because of a woman
who does say that Islam does not on a woman? Yes, there are people who don't on the one culture, people, foreign culture and the ego don't want a woman and abusive to them. Yeah, those are people, Allah will judge them. But Islam itself. Honors women, of course, show me a religion or a culture or a society or a country or a state in the world in history of the world. Who honors a woman like that.
Tell it to anyone, brother and sisters challenge them.
The only thing I'll come back and say Yeah, well, alright, that's fair enough. But how come I still hear about Muslims this and then you can say, look, it's not only Muslims, a lot of people, people with ego and evil, and God will judge them all doesn't mean that they represent Islam.
it's been like, what, 6000 years since you brought him I said, Everybody's been doing that action, because of that one, one woman Azure Data Center.
So she comes back and find zamzam. We all know the story of Zanza I'll talk about it next week and share a lot more. And she said to a shrink because it was too big. So she said zoomy zoomy zoomy therefore the name zamzam.
Ibrahim, the Prophet Muhammad so I said I'm Susan had estrogen sign Muslim. He said, My Allah had mercy on our mother has, she hadn't said to the word Azumi. It would have been enough for the entire Arab Peninsula, even though now look it up on YouTube, the miracle of zum zum. Alright, so really good. I'm not going to tell you about it. You look at us, and it's just amazing miracle alive. It has never stopped flying. It's just amazing.
And it is food and water. If you drink from its heavy country too much, because it is actually nourishment. And there are many stories to it. gibril, adding a cell and had come down in the form of a big man and he stomped his foot into the ground and zamzam came out.
And so a tribe named Jordan, they were running away from Yemen because the land Yemen was in drought and there's no more food and all that they were looking for a new place to settle. They see vultures circulating and they said vultures are either there's dead bodies or there's water. They knew the disease. So they went towards where the vultures were circling, Allah is guiding them for who, for that woman and that prophet is married. Abraham, I said is not part of it now right?
With his other wife. They want to that's what Allah told them to do.
You don't want to leave her alone. But almost telling us listen, do what you can rely on me. I'm not going to test you the same way as hazardous man and but I'm just giving you an example of how I can help if you rely on me. And help doesn't come quickly. So just be patient and think of me Well, don't worry.
Have a positive mindset work, do what you can.
And this tribe sort of came and lived among them. They wouldn't harm women. Arabs never harmed women if they found her alone because they thought it's I it's it's a dishonor to their tribe forever.
So they said to her, Do you want to share the water? She said you can pay me to share it. smart woman businesswoman just to survive, but in the right way. So she took wealth for it and they lived among them until this made it so I grew up in front of them. He learned how to catch horses, the wild horses and tame them. It wasn't the Cowboys guys. Wasn't the Cowboys.
Is it Texas? No. It's where Dallas Texas was Americans watching and the love for us, Kevin.
All I know about cowboys is Clint Eastwood. That's it. I don't know anything else. Clint Eastwood.
I should have mentioned him in the masjid. But even a believer May Allah guide him anyway.
It was a smile they sent me retained horses. He was a true cowboy.
And he married from the Arabs.
Jerome, and he became an Arab. He spoke their language processing center says whoever speaks the Arabic language fluently is an Arab. So I've been out of the Alana became kind of like an Arab and so the Middle Eastern people and in those regions, they became Arab mastaba which means they became Arabs. Anyway, that's a smiley Salah from him came Mohamed Salah it was brothers and sisters next week and show alone to talk part three. It's really really enjoyable and really good to learn the
This is how he built the garden and what like he made and and all that stuff is gonna be very very interesting I have so much to talk to you about next Thursday insha Allah Allah hope to see you again thank you for listening. Now most content excerpt is from us Salama and Amina Mohammed Why the hell yourself ah man was salam aleikum wa rahmatullah and women.