The Prophets Series #14 Ibrahim(AS) PT 4
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Don't worry inshallah it'll be a good class. And hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Nabina Muhammad wa early also here July, what we're talking about other prophets series, we're talking about the stories of the prophets, but we're actually focusing on what we can learn from them. I'm going to be more detailed than the normal classes that you hear about the Prophet stories. So inshallah Allah today will be the third part about the life of our Prophet Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam who was here last week, can I just get a show of hands?
Good. So we have half of your new faces as well. If you go on my Facebook page, I've got all the lessons the classes that I've done here at this masjid, including the whole Sierra of the prophets, Allah salah, and also from the beginning the story of Adam and Eve, up to now, Ibrahim it is especially part one of the prophets. And part two, they're very, very important for the 21st century. Millennials, you guys, the young people, because it talks a lot about evolution. And what Islam stands on evolution isn't the beginning of time. So some really, really good points that you can look at. We can always go into much more detail but really good points for you to have a look at
inshallah. So today, the lesson is part three, and the final part about Prophet Ibrahim Alayhi Ascena.
So this is where we reached up to now, we reached up to the time when Ibrahim alayhis salam was ordered to slaughter his only son is smelly, Allah yourself.
How did this happen?
There is a verse in the Quran in surah Ibrahim, verse number 39, where Allah subhanaw taala tells us that Ibrahim alayhi salam after he was kicked out of his father's home and his entire city when they tried to burn him.
And he left because he had to otherwise his life was in danger.
His heartfelt remorse
and compassion towards his father and his people, but especially his father and his mother. And he said to his father, I will always ask Allah to forgive you that I will never forget about you. No matter what you think, might Allah guide your heart, I won't stop. And the believer who really loves someone, especially their parents, they never give up on them. The most important thing for them is their guidance.
And then after he made that dua in that surah, he said, he was about I would say not more than 18 years old or so at the time when he said this dua Allahu Allah, He said,
Rob be heavily meaner, Salafi, actually, this verse is in surah, to soft fat, verse 101. He said, Rob be heavily immuno saw early he at a very young age, he said, Oh my Lord, grant me a righteous son.
Grant me a righteous son.
He knows at this point, that there is no one else on the face of the earth who knows about who believes in only Allah and worships only Allah, Allah.
And Allah gives prophets a maturity level beyond ours.
That's why he chooses them. But their test is greater. The more responsibility you have, the greater the test. And the greater the test, the greater of importancy while
but the greater of importance you are, the bigger the little mistakes of yours.
The reward is great. But the mistakes are great too, because you've come a role model. So it's honorable, and Allah gives it to those who are patient, persevering, mature enough to handle it.
So he says, oh, Allah give me a righteous son. Why? Not because he favors the boy. But because he knows that in this entire world he needs he needs a man to carry on the legacy of truth. Because a woman is not going to she's going to be vulnerable in a given violent world that he was in
I mean, he was going he was threatening to fire.
He was beaten, he was taken away and dragged. A girl won't be handle that and his his heart can't hold that compassion. So he said, Oh Allah give me I mean I saw looking a righteous son
who will carry on the Prophet wouldn't listen be able to move forward.
Now he could have asked Allah Allah give me more children give me gills give me but that's not the way the prophets are. They teach us that when you ask Allah when you make God to Allah Subhana Allah, be very respectful to Allah subhanaw taala. And not just for personal greed. He didn't want personal greed. It's just want money and wealth and world and children. He wanted it for a purpose that pleases Allah and that is for one to carry on righteousness and the Dawa.
The knowledge of truth and guidance to the people, the best person to do that, whether it was a righteous son that carries legacy after him.
And he will carry his bloodline because a boy carries the bloodline of the parents of the father.
She carries about so does the girl
but the boy even if he gets married, he has children to carry his bloodline. But it's not the same with the mother, because the loins and the
the origin of your genetics first comes from your father, and then from your mother when it mixes with it.
So Ibrahim Ali says oh Allah give me a righteous son. Now Subhanallah he made that dua when he was very young.
And when did Allah give him that righteous son?
Very late in age
in another Surah,
Allah subhanaw taala and Surah
Ibrahim Ali Salam says Alhamdulillah in Lebanon, Lea Island kebari is smiling in our is help.
All thanks. And gratitude is to Allah who gave me my son is smiling. And my son is how in old age.
So what does it tell us? When did he have his children when he was very old.
Now we don't know from the Sunnah from Islam, how old Ibrahim Ali Salam was, but we take it when we don't have information and it doesn't harm our religion. We take it from biblical sources from the Torah and the NG. And the Bible. The Old Testament says that he was approximately 80 years old when he had Ismail ala alayhis salaam.
And the Bible in one section says that he was his only son, when he put him to slaughter.
But the only son he put to slaughter in the Bible is had mentioned not Israel. But then in another passage in the Bible.
It says that he
asked God to give him a son and he gave an Izmail followed by Isaac.
So if when he was slaughtering his son, remember the story was his only son. How could it be Isaac when he already had his mind before him?
Even Actually, I'll get to that inshallah. The point is, his first son was Ismail ina Alayhis Salam. And most likely, we don't remember what we said about the Israelite traditions. If you remember who can tell me what we said a few lessons ago I used to tell you about when when we have something from from Israel actually just from the Bible, what do we do with it? What do we if we read information from the Bible, and it's not in our religion, but it doesn't contradict our religion? What do we say? What did the Prophet peace be born in, tell us to do with it?
As a secondary, correct, as the brother said, don't believe in it, but don't deny it and say, We believe in whatever came from Allah in truth. It could be true could be not true.
since he was eight years old when he had his mind the Bible says he was 100 years old when he had this Hap.
and he is old. Let's say he was an old age.
He had a smile on his singer. How was his smile is Cinnabon.
He was not born from his O'Brien. My son had three wives. The first time was Sarah. And this is a great in the Bible and the Quran, we share the story.
The Old Testament, the New Testament and the Quran. You know, the Christians when they say the the Bible, they mean the New Testament, the Indian and the Jews, and they say, the Torah they mean the Old Testament, one before the NG time of Musa the New Testament type of visa assembler called anti Homosassa. We've got the sounds of that would, David.
It says that Sara Ali Salam and it's
Now soon as well a brand my son and married her first. And then she couldn't have children. She was barren and she had grown old. And she used to hear Ibrahim alayhis salam throughout his life, asking Allah to give him a righteous son.
And last week we spoke about Sarah going to Egypt with Ibrahim Ali salah.
Long story cutting story short, she returned back with the ex slave of the Egyptian king. Her name was hush up, like a celebrity didn't believe in any of their religions. And when she came to Rome, I set out as a slave to Sarah. She believed in the message of Prophet Ibrahim Ali sent me immediately.
But she stayed a slave with Sarah and so I sat and looked after her. And when Sarah grew very old, also in her 70s, she felt sorry for the brain valleys center. But as I said, the story is shared in the Bible as well. And she gifted Ibrahim alayhis salam has as a wife because she was much younger than Sarah and she was she was under under 40, or at least under menopause, she had reached menopause yet she can still have children. And Ibrahim Ali Salah married her as a second wife, and from her, Allah gave him his first son is smarter. You know, ladies, I want you to now to live with me for a minute here in the past, and or actually trying to feel with me here that Ibrahim alayhis
salam is a very old age. His wife is barren, she can't have children. He's gonna die and not leave any person behind him to carry on this religion. He's afraid it will just die out. Of course, Allah subhanaw taala has different plans. He asked for his only son also out of compassion as a father he wants he wants a child to feel to share that love in a different way because your love with your wife or husband is different to the love that you have with your father and mother with your siblings. And there is no love that can compare between the love of a parent to their child and a child to their parents. They're all different. So I say to the sisters, for example, Don't get
jealous of your mother in law. If your see your husband loved her so much. He will never love her the same way he loves you. And mother in laws don't get jealous of your sister of your daughter in laws. Your son will never love her the same way as he loves you. Even if he shows a lot of love to it's not the same love you don't want that type of love. The wife doesn't want the intense love a son has to his mother because she's not his mother. And the mother doesn't want the intense love she sees his son have towards the daughter in her son, her daughter in law because she doesn't want that type of love. She wants an intense motherly love. Anyway, Ibrahim Ali Salim want to share that love
as a human because prophets are also human, is that correct? So I'm not gives him this son and his son grows up to be a few months old. When Allah Subhana Allah tells them to go and leave hasher and ismail aid in the middle of the desert. I spoke about this story last week. I'm not going to repeat it again. And zum zum well came out we all know about Zamzam water and miraculous water that still flows till today 5000 6000 years now and it's never stopped Subhanallah and you can read about it. And then he grew up there near zum zum is made it his Senate
and House with the tribe called Ben was your home. Georgia home tribe ran away from Yemen. They were original Arabs original original art, they did not mix with any other culture. They were original Arabs. We don't know how far away the Arabs take back a lot of items like the Indians, we don't know where they came from. And we don't know where the Arabs came from, but they all resonate from not highlight you sell them anyway. But these Arabs mixed with a smile and a Santa and he married from them. And he had children from them. So there are a mix of him from which was from Babylonia, Iraq, and the mix of the Arabs. And so came the Middle Eastern Arabs today that are called Arab mastaba in
Arabic, meaning they became Arabs from across culture or across marriage. In Islam. It's encouraged if it works out if there's compatibility to intermarry between different cultures. What's important is that there's compatibility and same values, same mindset and same goals need.
It's not really about the difference in culture, it's really about compatibility and whether your marriage work, married or personal in different culture. It doesn't really matter whether you have a different culture or the same culture. What matters is compatibility. I've seen people marry from this same family. And terrible disaster happens when people married from other families disasters happen and vice versa. So the key is compatibility and studying whether you share the same values and are able to live together. Brothers and Sisters in Islam this man I said married from the Arizona and he learned the Arabic language. He became one of the best Arabic speaking people he used
to make poetry in the old ancient classical Arabic literature. So he was an amazing poet, amazing linguist, Titian in Arabic, and it is said that he is the one that used
To hunt wild horses and tame them
before the Cowboys existed,
Ismail Ali Salam therefore was loved but
now, before Ismail Ali salaam got married, we'll come back to him. He was about and we don't know exactly how old he was when he was a young boy, maybe 14 or 15. He had reached beginning of puberty, adolescence, because Allah says in the Quran in surah a soft fat Allah said, Follow
me on Federman, me and me.
Mad dog gone.
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at like their emotional versus in very deep in meaning for those who read them and reflect upon them it says and when he meaning is right at least when he was old enough to go about and work with his father with him meaning with Ibrahim alayhis salam, it means when he became old enough to do to help his father in what a man does in life. And usually that's puberty, you start to be able to do what a man does, or at least start to learn what a man does.
One day, Ibrahim said to him, he said to his son is married one day, my son I see in my dream all the time that I am slaughtering you.
I'm putting a knife to your neck and I'm slaughtering you.
So consider and tell me what your thoughts are. What do you think?
It didn't ask for anything I should do. He didn't tell him where it came from. He did. He did not tell him any more than that.
He's smiling Allison's also a prophet. And he's an Ibrahim Ali salaam Ibrahim. Remember when when he said when he was younger or was the dog that we opened up with it sort of suffer they say drop be heavily mean of soil Hain Oh my Lord give me a righteous son. A righteous son means he comes with a righteous mind and a righteous heart. This was the time to enjoy that gift. O'Brien has Salah monster say he loves seeing just like when he wanted to see how Allah gives life out of death from when he took the birds. We talked about that last week. He wanted to see this righteous son and how righteous he is and enjoy this gift. So we asked him What do you think? What do you mean what do I
think one of us out that comes up to us and says I've been seeing in my dream that I've been slaughtered you sign
it flip it you freak out.
You'd lose it. That thing slaughtering me what the heck is Z hate me what what's going on? News got to inform you. You want to run away, right? He gets scared. He says I've been singing my dream. And he says AR AR AR AR means always I'm seeing it many times.
Right? That I'm slaughtering you. I'm always seeing it son.
spending at least seven knows that his father is a prophet.
And his maid is a prophet. Immediately he knew that prophets dreams mean one thing? What are they?
They are a command from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. And this is authentic rasa. Salah told us the dreams and the prophets are from Allah. He even went further. The Prophet Muhammad Salah Salam went further to tell us that after prophethood when prophets all die, there's a small portion of inspiration that still happens. It doesn't contradict the steps, not new knowledge or new information. It's just this connection, this relationship between the heavens and the people, a spiritual connection that you actually see and can hear sometimes, and that is righteous dreams. You can have righteous dreams, and the orlimar the scholars unanimously agree that there are three types of dreams a person has the
first type of dream. Dream drains from your subconscious mind. It is stuff that your mind
Subconsciously, you don't think about them in the daytime but they occur in more feelings, like fears, hopes, imagination, things that you look at and see and talk about mostly, they repeat themselves in your dream and he tells you a lot of these are good like actually interesting dreams because they tell you a lot about yourself. And there are doctors and experts will talk to you about
subconscious dreams, your fears and hopes. So these are subconscious dreams. The second one our dreams from the shape pawn from devil, the genes and they're just dreams that are rubbish dreams, they have no meaning sometimes most often they're scary, they're dark.
They don't really mean anything. They're just trying to play games with you don't take them seriously. And the third type of dreams are the righteous dreams from Allah subhanaw taala. Sometimes Allah may send a person who has died, that you know from your family, you see them in your dream process. And I'm told that a person has died, you see me a dream, most likely, there's a message. Sometimes you see the hereafter the Day of Judgment. You know, come sometimes you see a dream that is short and bright, and someone gives you a message or you see a meaning to it. And then you go and ask someone you trust, and someone you trust, meaning you trust that they will be giving
you good advice. And what someone who has knowledge you respect and knowledge you ask people like that. And usually these are righteous dreams and usually short. They're clear, and they have a peculiar message. So brothers, sisters, this is part of Prophet with that stays with us. It doesn't mean you're a prophet, even a non Muslim can see this, these things, Allah may guide you or warn you. I have a lot of teenagers who say to me at school that, you know, they see the world ended and they got scared. And I said them somehow this is ironic because a lot of teenagers as soon as they hit puberty, they see these dreams, but also they also see bad dreams. So like it says if the Chopin
wants you to go straight, but they also see warnings and signs. I said that this is guidance from Allah subhanaw taala is always there is always guiding is always showing you before it's too late. Or if you're doing good thing you see it. So my alma mater, grant us righteous dreams. Now brothers sisters, some people say Don't say dreams at all. They say, well, that's how the prophets were as well. They either saw a dream that came from Allah or there was no dream it all. Anyway, Ibrahim Ali Salam saw this dream over and over again that his slaughtering his son, Ben, stay with me. He did not see himself killing his son. His son wasn't dying. Son was alive in his dream and he saw him
slaughtering his son. But Ibrahim alayhis salam assumed that the mate dream meant he has to slaughter and kill his son by command of Allah.
So it comes up to his son and doesn't interpret the dream at all. Nor does it turn into command from Allah says, I've been seeing this dream over and over again, what do you think?
a hidden message about how a father should have a relationship with their son, not about telling him I'm killing you in my dream, but to have an open conversation with your son before carrying out an act. You say, Son, Daughter, tell me about your thoughts. This is what I'm thinking of doing? What do you think?
You have an open conversation and I keep them in the dark. And you talk about their age. Now. Here's Bella now say Allah saying is now in what would be considered adulthood basically to us. Once you reach puberty, you're an adult, you're able to do what a man does. And he said, What do you think? Give me your thoughts about this.
So this man says to his father, Oh, Father,
exactly as you have been commanded.
You will find me by the will of Allah among the patient ones
among the patients. Now remember when Allah said we gave Ibrahim Ali Salam, a son
who was Helene Helene means patient. So a righteous and patient persevering son Haleem is different than some of subdomains to be patient
but Hanin means to be patient against hardships trials and people
so you you don't you don't jump to conclusions and judged very quick you you give time you you go with it. You try to advise people more and more you don't judge them quickly. You you'll go for years and years. Right? persevering. It's made no sense I will find the manga sobbing in here southern is different than Helene because southern here now is going to have to be persevering against the hardship. A big contributor is going to it's gonna sit there with a knife to his neck by his own father who loves him and he loves him and he's gonna get killed. This requires true something.
He said do as you've been commanded, which tells us that its main ally Salah knew that it was a command from Allah subhanho wa taala.
And not one of them hesitated the Command of Allah not they did not start up they did not think they did not hesitate. One is saying is what I'm seeing. What do you think the other one says to him Do exactly as you've been commanded not only that by the will of Allah, I'm going to be patient. Don't worry.
Do exactly as you have been commanded.
You know, it makes sense that Allah tells us about Ibrahim alayhis salam in the Quran that he is the one
Who named us Muslim in?
Did you know that in the Quran, about every Muslim ALLAH says who and let the sun Malcolm and Muslim, Muslim non Muslim men, I mean COVID He is the one who brought my salah, Who named you Muslim in from the beginning before. So before Prophet Muhammad SAW them before I say almost all of them was Abraham I center. And what does Muslimeen mean? It has many meanings, but the origin of the word Muslim, to surrender and submit to the peaceful nature of the heart that you were born with, and that is connected to Allah. So if Allah commands you to do something, you submit and surrender, there's no other there's nothing beyond the law. He knows most. He knows everything. He is the final
judge. No one can know more than him. No one can be so sure than him. He is the one you trust. You can't trust anyone else than him. So if he can manage he was something's commanding you, you know that it has to be right and it's final. So you submit to it. That's the meaning of Muslims. You submit and surrender to the Command of Allah. Also, to add to that the protocol send them said, You know what a Muslim is they said Allah and His Messenger knows what he said, the Muslim is the one whose tongue and hands are safe people are safe from his tongue and hence selima, which means to be to be at security. So Muslim also means security and peace of the heart. So when you surrender to
your creative thoughts, you're at peace now. But so long as you're not you are with false so you're always in constant battle, debating that's why when you're following the false You talk too much. You always why because you will have convinced yourself that you're right. And you want acknowledgement. So if you saw a sign, someone continued to debate and argue to imagine talking, and talking rubbish, because they're not really sure themselves, and they want to get acknowledgement and make sure that someone has you're following the truth and you're sure of it, you're at peace. You don't need to agree to debate even if nobody follows him. Is that correct? You're at peace and
security. At my Center is the emblem of truth is all about truth and surrender and serenity. That's it for the truth. All right. So Ibrahim Ali is Cena and he smiles submitted completely. Then Allah says,
Lena GOD, ALLAH says, And when both of them surrendered to Allah's command, you see the word surrender Islam. This is the real meaning of Islam.
Really, because you will not give in to your Creator,
to any command, unless in here, you truly and honestly believe in him wholeheartedly and trust in him in any commander gives you
true Islam. And Allah is giving us a very extreme example of Islam without wanting us to do the same thing, but only once in the history of mankind. Allah did it with this prophet and this son just to give us a symbolic meaning of what Islam is a symbolic example of what Islam is.
So he said, For LM cinema, when they both surrendered to Allah's command, and what I want you to focus on me because the word and is going to be mentioned a lot, and there's a significance to it. And Ibrahim flung the sun down on his forum.
Now in English, it loses a lot of the meaning. So I'm going to go back into the Arabic says what 10 level little gap in
10 comes from the meaning of a boulder, or a hill.
So he put him on something high, we can imagine maybe put them on a boulder, big rock, a flat rock on the top putting up high, not on the ground. So 10 level, he put him up high with his body, leading Jabeen
close to the sides of his forehand.
Getting technical for those who want to know, because in Arabic jab Ha,
is this one that it makes sense to throw out the front Jabeen in Arabic means that these sites the temples, the temporal side, so it says literature been and it didn't say Island driven for those who know Arabic Allah means on lil close to. So it's giving you a descriptive
image of how the grandma said it had his son lying on a boulder
kind of on his side, but leaning downwards, but not directly on his stomach, not flat on his face. But he blamed myself couldn't see his face he was behind them, because they want to see his son's face while slaughtering, otherwise you won't be able to carry the commandment list. His compassion of the Father hits him, he can't do it. He turned him away from his face, but not flat on the ground close to his temporal lobe so that he can slaughter backwards from the front there very easily and swiftly without making a mistake. He doesn't want His Son to suffer either. Because if you put him flat on the ground, he's going to either cut him from the back, which is not the way to slaughter or
from the front which is going to be hard for him and he
didn't want to see the knife so from the back is gonna see himself going for now some scholars said that he was from the back but I think this is weak. The point is Fela Hollinger been Listen here, Allah says once they surrendered both and he had placed in almost on his forehead on the older
way He will draw he got
in, he can
when Earth surrendered to Allah's command and Ibrahim flung the sun down on his forehead, we cried out, oh, Ibrahim. Now here they missed out the end in Arabic as should be. And we cried out, Ibrahim, you have indeed fulfill your dream. Thus do We reward the good dose. This is how we reward the good doors, lots of meaning and deep meaning and lots of Tafseer on this.
It is Laura his son.
In fact in a narration I'm not sure of its authenticity, probably Israeli tradition it says that Ibrahim Ali salaam cut with the knife, but the knife would not cut.
Just like Allah orders a fire not to burn. He can command a knife not to cut
and in that narration, it says that it's in a beta of a new hire by the way. It's extensive historical book called Devanahalli by member Kathy and also in stores the profit by Hibben Kathy, it says that and he has a lot of Australia traditions by the way even Kathy, he says when he cut it wouldn't cut so we tried again and again and his son would say to him Yeah, ob shipped Oded slice Hara. You're not slicing hard enough. Maybe that's the point. Slice harder that *. Allah is true meaning Allah is the One who command that has to be right. But he would not cut
and Allah called out to you now Allahu Allah, Allah Subhan Allah Azza Djibouti most likely should be nice Anna from Allah called out to him Rahim Allah is set out over Ibrahim you have fulfilled the dream. Who remembers what the dream was?
What was the dream?
Slaughter slaughtering his son killing his son of slaughtering him slaughtering him. So did Allah started to contradict himself at all? No.
Ibrahima Cinnamon Toast is gonna kill him. But he went too far. This is the meaning of true submission, Allah, I'm ready, I'm just gonna go all the way. Allah says,
I'm going to show you that I was killing you. In other words,
I'm paraphrasing, I showed you that you're slaughtering me, you're going to carry out a command that is a true trial that I'm gonna test you with.
But not to kill yourself. I don't want you to kill yourself. Allah doesn't want anyone to kill their children. Allah says it's so clear, whenever the
in our continent.
I never kill your children, because you fear that you will not be able to provide them in their life, financially and food and shelter. In fact, it is us who provide them and if you hadn't already figured it out, what a year come and we also provide you and how are you surviving? Allah is making us allies are the one who makes you survive will make your children survive, don't, don't get wrong. Don't ever think that so then everything, kill your children. And this modern day would be can easily
it's valid to count abortion as part of it because abortion is killing your children.
So Allah does not command you to kill your children. But this was an exception to bring out an important lesson from them. And to show us the importance of Abraham and his smile and righteousness, the meaning of true Islam, that if Allah were to command you to do that, would you be able, of course you will not be able and Allah knows you won't be able to it's not going to test us like that. He will accept our Islam Much, much much much much much lower, lower, lower lower in meaning way lower than what Allah deserves to be listened to. While a lot doesn't come out as everything that he deserves. He way lower and he'll call you on Slack and you'll enter paradise just
because of that.
but for his Primus might be commands as a precedent this is where it all says the benchmark
you have done the rakia
I can go more in the steps here, but
I think we'll keep it we won't get too too deep. I don't want to lose you. But I just want to let you know that when you read the Arabic of this, all these verses I read and you more you know the Arabic Subhanallah the more you'll
Heart moves with it. But when you read in English it just gives you the basic meaning I tell you like even I didn't even talk about when he said Yeah, boy nagging Oh my son, it's not really Oh my son when he is different than your ebony, but that's another story anyway, just chose fatherly compassion, and really makes you live the moment with expressive, deep expressive
terms that almost my dad says and uses. I just want to make that point.
Man was gonna grant you the understanding of Arabic and myself, I'm still learning from the cradle till to the grave. My brothers and sisters, Allah says, We called out to him You have fulfilled the dream. And then he says, This is how we reward the righteous. Well, the good doors, I will not sing in Arabic does not mean just somebody who does good stuff.
I will much sin means that whatever God has commanded you to do, like the minimum stuff, the compulsory stuff, or whatever your duty is,
you do much more than that. Without anyone asking you to do it. You do it out of your own goodness, because it's coming out of your own goodness. And because it's volunteer, no one asked you to do it. Allah calls you
Ibrahim, and so in summary, we're ready to do what death. Allah didn't ask him to kill, he said slaughter and they were ready to go even further. And Allah Subhana Allah says, You are not sinning already. Don't worry, you've proven yourself. I don't want blood and meat. And same with us when we slaughter the old here.
Remember the slaughter of the sacrifice and give it to me to the poor and the needy in our families. The old here. rabanne Allah says in the Quran, Lady Ananda Hola, hola, hola. Lamia, Anna, Allah Allahu Allah.
Allah does not receive the meat, from your sacrifices. What are the man will have? No, it's blood. What I can you Allah, Allah will Toccoa Minco. But what does he get out of it? He gets what's inside that heart of yours? Why did you do what you did. That's the tough part that I want from you.
The righteousness of God fear is the closest to me. The fact that you obeyed me and took my commands and what I love and valued and made it important.
That connects you to me.
So my brothers and sisters in Islam, he called him a lesson and he says anyone who does an act of unison of goodness beyond what you ask for, Allah says, I will always reward you in two ways. Help. One thing we see from Ibrahim and Israelis as they gone through that very, very, very, very hard trial, it's unimaginable, can't even deceiver Subhan Allah, he is able to do it. The fact that he is able to submit and be that strong to carry out that command from Allah subhanaw taala is a reward on its own. When we you and I go through hardship sometimes gets very hard. And you're able to have that strength to go through it and live on and stand and not give up. That is an example or a sign
of you being
a good doer in normal life, like before the hardship Can you you naturally do more than what is asked of you. And with that comes a strength of being able to be resilient during hardship.
Opposite when a person is selfish and greedy all the time. And me me me when hardship comes to them what happens to them, they fail miserably. But the people who do beyond they are selfless in hardship, they're able to
persevere even non Muslims. But there's one more thing Allah subhanaw taala adds to the Muslim he said the secondary word is and from that hardship that you persevered with, from, from that, from that ingredient of hardship.
Allah brings out for you a benefit to your advantage. After all, you're going to just be patient through it. And there is always a benefit advantage to you from persevering through any hardship in life. The benefit is in this world first. And if you're a believer in the Hereafter, you'll get the benefit to
Allah said in the Quran in anomalously use
indeed, with every hardship there is countless benefits and good that comes out of it. And then he repeats it in our last video. In case you didn't get it the first time. Every hardship as easy as after
all with it. I'm sorry I actually was quoted in America last year so meaning with hardship is easy at the same time. So it's in other words, when the cover up the hardship comes down from from heaven. Allah does cover Fate, destiny. That has to happen to you.
It comes down a
The package. And in that package, there are several things. It's pain.
It's a bit of suffering, some hardships, this time, it never last, it's always temporary.
And in that package of all these other goodies that start to come out and show once the ugliness goes away,
always, that's what it means in the last three years. So with every package of hardship in it a hidden pills and beauties that stay with you afterwards. Big hardships, you learn great lessons from them and how to dream one
and in the Hereafter, so Allah is giving us that example. Allah says, in level one.
Maybe this was indeed the most clearest of trials.
Like there is no trial that can be greater than that to anybody. Allah says is the greatest triumph
that the object was not to get your son slaughtered through you, but to test you to see that you did not hold anything of the world dearer than Allah.
Do you understand?
Can anyone be dearer than your own child to you?
you'll be lying if you say your parents are dearer to you than your children because that's naturally not true
there is no one on earth that you like to succeed no more than you except who one person
if you failed in something who would you love to see succeed in that way beyond you?
Your own child
because your child is an extension of you? You see
and hear Allah is telling him slaughter that which I just gave you when you had grown old and you've been asking for for it for eight years. And finally when they gave you the only son and because you want him to live on you're gonna kill him so you're gonna live on he's gonna die. That's basically what he gave me the image of and I've commanded you so you're gonna do it? He doesn't question doesn't hesitate nothing and does it?
Did you have compassion was a it was very hard on me. Very well. That's why when I said to him, he said to his son, the boy name.
The word boy name in Arabic, means little child, my little son, and usually use that expression. When something that's going to hurt you badly hurt your heart, some compassion towards your child that makes you cry and burn on the inside. You don't just say, hey, you
know, or his name you say? Yeah, Boonie is my dear loving son. Oh, my dear, dear, dear, dear son. Yeah, bullying, it's like compassion. And it's temporary. I've seen in my dream many times I'm slaughtering. What do you think? He can't even get himself to tell his son? I'm going to do it. You see. So he did go through a terrible terrible Jani trial very hard.
My Brothers and Sisters in Islam, Allah then said, warfare
in all the and we ran send him with a mighty sacrifice, a mighty sacrifice. What was that sacrifice? There are two generations about it. And I think the second one is more correct. But I'll tell you the first one, the first one that a lot of scholars say is that they heard a voice called out they looked back it was a familiar voice. They saw the angel Jibreel Allah etcetera in a form that they were familiar with. And he had with him the biggest RAM male cheap RAM that they have ever seen. None like it on Earth. White a snow
I just remembered that nursery rhyme
is what was white as snow Do you remember that one? Anyway.
Big whiter snow, massive eyes wide eyes extremely acorns that kick rocks wrapping around as if they twirling around as if they had no no end. Massive was probably the size of a cow of a small cow. Beef almost that big. And it was a
ram from Jana. It was actually from Jana is a Hadith I just have to look back to where its sources just came to my head now. And it's authentic that for animals from this world war go to Jana, every other animal turning to soil and these four animals are the sheep around the grandma sounds round that came from Jana will return back to John. The Hood Hood would pick her up Prophet Suleiman we'll come to that and shall law. The dog that says
That enjoined with the use of the cave, we'll come to that and shall know sort of Gov. And lastly
anyone know because I forgot
the camel the she camel of silage vertical local feed and it's baby
Allah that said what
and we preserved for him a good name among posterity posterity. In other words, Allah says, and because of that act, we lived Ibrahim alayhis salam with the glory of His great name
till the end of time after him, his name lived on. And this act lift on and Allah let this act stay fresh in our memories and minds. Now nearly 6000 years later, and on
is that correct? Every year in a hidden up ha. What do we do? Millions of people go to hush.
And on the 10th day of the hija, after our fat, they all slaughter those sheep and give it out to the poor and needy. Can you imagine 3 million sheep being
the human rights activists not gonna like this man. But when you know what their purpose is, they're given out. But when you when you look at now
trust the human rights because they consider shape like human
animal rights, animal rights. So the animal rights view. But when you look at the need of humans, you'll find that the amount of poverty
and the amount of death from starvation far exceeds
this. And what happens on that which happens nowhere else in the entire universe. no religion, no people, 3 million sheep in one day are slaughtered and their meat, everything about them is not wasted. It's given out to every poor and hungry person on the face of the earth that they can reach. And you're allowed to eat from it as well and enjoy it as well as the hutch. Not only that every Muslim in the world, if they're not unhappy, they are recommended by our sunnah to also slaughter a sheep on behalf of their family unit. So the father of the family, one sheep on behalf of his wife and his children.
If she's a single woman, single mother, her father, or whoever is next in line among her family, but she can also the woman can also split on her own behalf. But the father the head of the family is the father or the older brother or whoever it is that's in charge of the family unit who is responsible, not in charge but in responsible to provide them and care for them protect them. he slaughters one sheep on behalf of the entire family. And as the Prophet Muhammad SAW that Salam did he wants slaughter the sheep and he said this is on behalf of me and my family. Oh Allah and the rest of the Muslims did it as well.
Okay, it's just that for about nine days or 10 days before it the person slaughtering the sheep usually the father, whoever it is, can't keep your nails or cut your hair. Okay, in that time, the rest of the family can I got asked this question was, if we are intending to up here and we're not on Hajj is the whole family no one allowed to cut their hair or clip their nails? I said no.
The Sunnah the Hadith talks about the person who's slaughtering it. So the fall, no one else had children, the wife don't have two daughters don't do that. They can still cut their hair and clip their nails.
And actually, it is not haram, the correct opinion. But I'm a cruel act, it's highly recommended that you don't clip your nails and cut your hair why? So that you can share some are part of the actions of the people in hush so you can it's all about unity and connection having us all be connected and have a relationship with because they're the most important people up here, right? They have hush hush people, and we connect with them by sharing an act with them. And that is not clipping out here on nails, not clipping your hair and nails. It has a symbol, you know in nature that when you clip your hair and nails, it means you're grooming yourself and you're getting
yourself ready and whatever. So the idea is to
just move away from the luxuries a little bit
luxury of the world, materialism. And one of those symbols is Islam if you want to how'd you shave your head for the men and the women cut a little bit off. And you were those simple clothings all about moving away from materialism and selfishness and becoming selfless and getting used to that this is what Islam teaches us that Allah spent Allah grant us understanding patients, brothers and sisters, and so this act was as a result of that particular slaughter command command of slaughter at the time we brought him a sit down and he smiled. And he had honored him because of that and this is the reward of Ibrahim Ismail to the end of two
I love them just leave him alone like that a lot that praises gray my son I'm saying so
see me in
the Union meanie, Allah says,
and we preserved for him a good name among posterity.
Peace be upon Ibrahim, thus do We reward the good doors and like that we will also give you till the end of time us everyone who does good deeds will also reward you in the same way and make you have a good reputation and make your name last that make you be a person of godly character and rewards and so on and so forth. So what last month Allah said and, and and says, And when he took his son and when he placed him on the rock, and when
and we called upon him Oh, Ibrahim, you have why end end here and means they're in a sequence what's happening after the other, but also at the same as a sequence in one go in one story. So Allah subhanaw taala is with him all the way he's carrying it out and Allah is watching and he is acknowledging all at the same time it's happening. So there was Allah's watchful eyes when you go through hardships, Allah does not leave you alone, he is with you. So Allah says where it has to allocate the money and if my worship has asked you about me, I am close for in near kadhi was Eve without to die either down I will respond to the person of course to me. If not, if sorry.
As he calls me, he there plural is a plural, conditional is a plural condition doesn't make sense in English. So in Arabic and say in and either in means if you just do one thing, then I'll give you this for that. But when you say either it means Allah wants you to always talk to him. Like having a had my wish was always always talking to me always calling always asking me asking me going about your shoelace ask him it's not disrespectful. It means that you are close to Allah. and be respectful in the way you ask Allah guiding. Allah will always be there.
Brothers and Sisters in Islam. few points now to learn from this. There's a lot of issues. There's a lot of lessons about Southern here patients and Prophet Muhammad wa sallam said a subdural while Iman can ROTC will just said that it is in Buhari that patients and Amen faith is like the head and the body.
In other words, if you don't have a head, your body can't survive. Is that correct?
Patients and Ema head and body that always together to survive.
Ibrahim was created to be the emblem of trials and patients in every hardship you can imagine. Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam inherited this from his great grandfather Ibrahim Mohamed Salah that came from Somalia, and also from homicides and went through every trial you can imagine.
Patients is three types. When hardship befalls you and you can't do anything, you just sit there and you get along with your life as much as you can. And you don't forget Allah, you don't give up. You don't start disbelieving you don't start losing the plot. You don't start swearing and doing bad things like the whole world hates you or you hate the whole well, you wait. And you continue to pray to Allah you continue to speak to Allah can't do anything else. That's one patience, sickness or whatever it is the second type of patients,
whatever Allah has commanded you to do, don't give up in doing it. So continue to persevere in goodness, that's another type of patients. And the third type of patients is whatever is forbidden. The patient in not going at all of these required patients, they're not easy. And this is where over this is basically everything in our religion. If you are able to be patient with these three things, you rise to higher degrees. And when you do them, when you fail in them, there is always a way out. Repent, ask Allah to forgive you, even if it's a million times, so long as you are sincere. Always and I didn't have to tell anybody just tell them.
So I'm brothers sisters, this is what I wanted to say about that.
So Allah then says, we've only got a few minutes. He said
oh, by the way, I want to say something really important here. It says we are often by nature.
More worried for what we worry
about the outcome of something that scares us. Something happens. You get a letter tells you something
in trouble with the police or you're in trouble from
or family or you get grades or a school sent you some bad letter or a tragedy happens in your family or something that's about to happen in the future or some or a doctor tells you something bad news, whatever it may be. Or there is news about your business failing or losing your job or this fear of something bad that will happen in the future, naturally, we overthink,
we actually think that it's going to be worse than what it actually becomes. Naturally, we think like that. And what Protoss teaches us is that when Allah is about to send down a hardship to test you with it,
he sends with it,
to help you get through it.
All you have to do is expect that medicine
and rely on Allah by expecting them you can rely and say Oh Allah, I know that you will not test me with something I cannot be. And Allah says that now you can live long enough saying that beside Allah does not give you a burden more than what you can be.
So you can, you can always get through it in Shell extends down to help. If you realize as soon as the time comes, and whatever you are fearing happens
99.9% of the time,
it was nowhere near what you thought.
Sometimes you say it's worse. But that's only because you may have started thinking that way and drove yourself that way.
So my brother and sisters most of the time, relax what scurries to say relax, try to remember that Allah is there. And don't stop yourself and
talk to people to give you comfort and your respect and trust in the fear of loss pinata nothing wrong with that.
Do whatever it takes for you to get through it. If you need to write if you need to talk it out, I need to vent a little bit but be careful how you do that in shallow nothing wrong with them.
And the last one to Allah promises you he will be their brothers and sisters in Islam. After that Allah said, What a show now will be his help. I mean, Assad if he Allah said, and we gave him the good news of his half a prophet and among the righteous ones so after it's mine I said Allah gave him is how I'll just tell you the story of how we can tame Okay, have we had this hack? So we'll leave a smiley now they said back in in Mecca over there in the deserts. And he's growing up this man I said and grows up, he gets married.
And then his mother dies. How's your Alia center she dies approximately at the age of 70 or so. And Ibrahim is and I became very sad for her loss. And we didn't get to live with it for very long I spent more time to set up as it was commendable. Last Panther Island has had a different purpose that Allah had written for her. And it's made I sent it was married to this woman from Venezuela one and I'll get back to that story afterwards.
So it's how, how did it happen? Allah says in the Quran
I heard the hadith of Abraham, as they come to you the story of the honored guests that came to Ibrahim I listen
to angels, no three angels. They were buried Myka in earnest Rafi. They came in the form of very handsome men to Ibrahim alayhis salam and knock on his door. Now they came in a form of grammar so he's not used to he's never seen that look like that.
So he thought they were real people, but strangers not from the land and they looked very righteous. Grandma Sam is always seen people who are disobedient and don't want to follow. They've been in civil law, these guys looked righteous to look for good wise, noble people.
So they knocked on his door, he opened and the first thing they said was, Allah says, if done well and he when they entered his home, so he opened and they entered, they didn't wait for his permission. The Hello Ali they entered for all loose
and immediately as they were entering, they're saying, Salah man, which means a greeting, Peace upon you
that you'd have to know Arabic to understand something here. If you realize that Salah man so manner, he replied. God said Moon what's the difference? One is men the other one is Moon in English makes no difference Peace Peace, they both mean peace, but in Arabic Minh and man makes a big difference. So they said I will certificado Salah and he said cada Salah
Moon, our Moon Moon karoun He said, he's also been to you. You seem to be a group of strangers like I don't know you strange enough from this land? What's the difference between them saying Solomon and him replying Salam, one very important, Salah man without going to Arabic grammar because it will go right over your heads. So now a man
by itself like that
is a pronoun, but it's an action.
So they said, peace be upon him. Now when he says Sailor Moon it's a pronoun, but it's a highest statement it's higher than moon. Higher than man Moon is higher.
Meaning it's a more honorable reply.
Why did everyone send and reply more honorable reply? Well because Allah Clinton wants us to be like that he said, We therefore you don't be to hate him for how you will be accent I mean happy accent I mean, oh do her in Namaha can I learn to Leisha in hassy when you are greeted with a salutation then return it with a better one
or at least the same? Surely Allah takes good count of everything.
Anyone who greets you muslim or non Muslim anyone give him or her reply a better greeting
add something to it.
If they say hello you say hello to you how are you?
So now my league wide ecommerce center
now if you don't want to say to someone your local capital you can say why ecommerce
and your presence is welcome welcome something, add something to it.
Got to always try to give the same or better and that's the character of a Muslim anyway. Even if you're not like a person and they greet you, you have to greet the same at least or a little bit more if you don't like him just repeat the same way. Some people don't even reply while equals center. Why
is that loser doesn't deserve my center who said that your salon? Aslan means anything to God. How do you even know that you're so self righteous? Maybe you'll say that doesn't mean anything. Maybe you're better off not saying y equals Senate because doesn't mean anything. Some people don't say why David was sent out to it's like a swearing at you.
And some people say that I might say, right, that meant I wish you never had said it. Or I want you to sit down. It's gonna be like that. But like a step.
Not like that.
So a Salam aleikum. Wa Ecosa so when you say Aleikum, Sam, you are doing it for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah because what Allah says he says, surely Allah takes good count of everything. He doesn't
let that be lost. If you felt that person doesn't deserve your Salah.
Allah knows that you deserve it. So it counts for you the understanding.
Just change your intention. And step on your pride and your what do you call it ego.
Husband and wife especially
sarcasm between them and salaam becomes like a swear word between them, I don't know.
make it genuine for the sake of Allah
for the sake of Allah, equal sample.
And lastly, brothers and sisters.
He said, Allah says he went secretly to his family and said and made immediately a roasted fat cow.
I always like that word fat cap, so that he went and made fat, a fat cow, a big cow, chubby cow, a big meaty cow. And he brought it roasted and ready for the guests and shows us the generosity of the guests. And he put it to them and they started putting their hand in there and bringing their hand to their mouth but they would not eat because they speak with their hands very healthy by the way.
Eating with their hands, either the knife with the spoon as well something don't think I'm always eating with my hand. Sometimes I do sometimes I don't so, so it's good to have the hands to just wash them. They act with their hands but they wouldn't put the food in their mouth. So you can see my setup Allah says for young Mara idea hula LA when he saw their hands not entering their mouth natural. Whoa, just have been hungry for he knew who they are.
And he became scared.
He didn't become skilled because they were angels. He knew they were angels. He knew nothing about what it means when you realize something but that's something that you realize
Do you wish you didn't realize why
these angels have come in a different form that is used to
in a different situation?
The only explanation that he can think of was it's bad news. As there's someone in his family done something wrong that Allah sent the angels to punish because in the Arab tradition as well or in ancient origin if somebody if a guests arrive unwelcomed and they don't eat from your food, it means they intend something bad.
But he knew they were angels when he thought Allah has sent them for something that because it's a different situation. Immediately they said to him, let them be afraid.
In no sinner Illa calm middle. We have been sent to the people of lot not to you, we're just passing by him. So why did you come
over Sharon now will be about money. We gave him good news that he will have a second son he will have a son who is knowledgeable
Well, I'm just there are different verses this this verse appears in sorted order and and the software that Ibrahim and Morocco Karima his wife Sarah was standing side by side was about nearly 99 zero years old here
what Morocco will call him and her wife was his wife was standing there she's looking at what's happening. So the Shona heavy is held immediately we told her the angel center you're gonna have his help as a son. Why me? Why is hotter Jakub and after is how you're gonna live to see your grandson who's going to be named yaku Jacob Israel His real name is Israel sorry
Allah has describes this moon she says she was standing in when she heard them say
that you're going to have a son and after their son or grandson His name is this happens Are you going to name the other ones are called like a set
a read the verse says one we will call him a photo.
His wife was standing there she started to laugh What did she laugh about? When they said we're swingset to the people of lat so it's a laugh where she's happy that someone's gone to take care of those wicked people we'll talk about them another time. And she also lived out of relief we're okay then.
And then we said you're gonna have a son after my grandson is happening are good for certain what
Allah says she screamed while
she slept her own face what call on it and she screamed out as us I'm an old woman I'm Baron What's this
a Gyptian women do best on a screen
Oh, great news. Nice. Egyptian weddings are not Palestinians are the Arabs do it? You know, the,
you know, the colors on Auto Zone within weddings. The women do it. I can't do it. The tongue goes sideways. It's really loud, almost like
an organ player.
So she screamed and hit her face and saying, I shows up a month old woman I'm barren hell. And they said that Adagio being angry at you amazed by what Allah can do. Allah will give you a son, he is able to do all things. So that's what they did to come to write. And so he had his son is Ali's brother sisters are taken too much of your time and I went a bit too much detail today. So I still have a little bit more of Ibrahim alayhis salam, we want to talk about him building the Kaaba.
we'll think the last story we have shared a lot and then we're going to move on talk a little bit about his Howkins married and then the story of the Prophet lot, lot. Ali Sana. Thank you for listening. So Allah Allah Nabina Muhammad Ali, your software engineering in May Allah Subhana Allah is all your affairs and ours and remove all hardship from your lives and dals was sent out my leg