Channel: Ebrahim Bham
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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Respected brothers and sisters, we begin by placing Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala sending salutations upon our beloved nebia Karim sallallahu alayhi wa sallam today is the first of Muharram, which together with the blessedness, in the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan, it is also the beginning of the Islamic New Year. Now, we all are aware that Muslims do not traditionally celibate celebrate the beginning of the new year. However, we can use the beginning of the new year, as a time to reflect on our life, reflect on the passing of time, reflect on another year that has gone by, and also the immortality of life. And this is a reality especially in the days that we are
seeing at the moment.
And of course, today being the first of Muharram together with being the beginning of the new year, it's also the beginning of the Mubarak and blessed month of Muharram. And let Allah in the Holy Quran it said minha Alba to whom they are for months that are sacred, and
according to them of a serene and according to the our ama. Amongst the monks that are sacred is the month of Muharram via cream sauce has also said in a hadith which appears in Sahih Muslim that the best of fast after the month of Ramadan is the first of Muharram and especially the 10th day of Muharram, known as Ashura is perhaps even a greater day in terms of blessedness and in terms of significance. Now, after understanding that and inshallah next week, we will talk more about the blessedness of Ashura and events
associated with Ashura. Today, I just want to speak about the aspect and the wisdom of the beginning of the Islamic calendar. It is absolutely amazing that our calendar, Islamic calendar does not start with a birth or death of anyone, even our beloved maybe a cream sauce, or even a great victory, like the Battle of butter, or the conquest of Makkah, or any other great conquests that happened in the history of Islam. You know, when the time of Amara, the ultra when it was felt that we need to start off in Islamic calendar, how do we start off and there are various options that were presented. And then the Sahaba unanimously agreed upon the hijet. The migration from Mecca to Medina is the
beginning point of the Islamic calendar. Respected listeners, I can't overemphasize that how certain values and certain decisions and certain aspects of a religion, how much it goes to tell us about the values of that particular religion and adherence of that religion. When the Sahaba did this, they didn't do it on something that was on their own. Our own Mr. Tell us it was divinely inspired, that the Islamic calendar started off with hatred and sacrifice for the cause of truth, and the preservation of the revelation of our beloved navia Crimson Allahu Allahu wa sallam and the column of Almighty Allah and the Dean of Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala. It was definitely a divinely
inspired selection. Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted to teach us that the struggle between truth and evil is eternal. It's not going to be only at one given time, the struggle between truth and falsehood between vice and virtue between good and bad will always be there than the day of judgment and it is important for us to make the right choice in this particular regard.
What choice will be made? Which side of the barrier? Which side of the line will we be? Will we be on the side of good and virtue rather than on the side of bed? Evil advice. This is the situation because Hitler was the beginning of, you know, great things to come. But it was also a sacrifice Sahaba, cram, navia cream sauce them live their homeland. In many instances, they live their property, they live their wealth, and they were making a sacrifice to go into another unknown city and unknown land. Without anything that is played many times today we make a migration. We go from another place, but we already got a job that is there. Are we going for the sake of furthering our
career? Are we going for the sake of better opportunities or to get better safety or betas, better security Sahaba didn't have any of that. The wind because it was the core of human it was the distinguishing factor of faith at that time. And they went because maybe a cream sauce alum said we must migrate for the sake of Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala. They left a possession. They left a family many times they left the environments and then they migrated to Madina munawwara without knowing what the future holds. This was a great sacrifice. Hatred is a reminder
that patience, faith, commitment, and sacrifice will yield fruits of success. And how great was the Hydra? How great were the consequences in the fruits of his raw, although it was physically and materially a great sacrifice Subhanallah what great benefits that came from the Hydra upon the aroma of our beloved Nivea creme de la Hollywood selam. And Hendra marks the beginning of our Islamic calendar.
All victories that happen in Islam, all empires found in Islam, was due to the heyedrate. It was the beginning of the Islamic history. to Muslims. The history calendar is just not a sentimental system of time reckoning and dating important religious events, like the Hajj like Ramadan. It has much deeper religious and historical significance. The Islamic year, the beginning of the Islamic year reminds us not of the pomp and glory of Islam, but its sacrifice. And the effort required to uphold the deen of Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala. Anything prepares us and gives us a lesson lesson to do the same. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it such that we can gain the benefits of hegira. Now
when we talk about you know, we talk about sacrifice today we normally when we think about sacrifice, we think about the physical sacrifice. We think about the sacrifice that is done in the battlefield. And undoubtedly the Sahaba Crump and the earlier eras of Islam. They did that sacrifice and they were foremost in sacrificing the life and sacrificing the blood for the sake of Islam. many examples, you know, as a telenovela that was amongst the Sahaba he was a man that I showed a MOBA Shara. When we aquariums are Allahu alayhi wa sallam was wounded in the Battle of warhead, and some of the Sahaba felt that maybe aquariums or Allahu alayhi wa sallam was martyred as a tell her the
Allahu taala had found near Kareem Salah while he was still alive, he dragged me pushed nebbia cream sauce Filipina place of safety, all the while protecting the arrows that were directed in the direction of Navy aquariums Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and he was keeping his hand to such an extent that he lost a few of his fingers, and his entire one side of his hand became paralyzed, protecting our beloved Navy aquariums that Allahu alayhi wa sallam from the attacks of the enemies. And Sahaba used to say, and navy Academy saw Selim used to say, if you want to see a living matter, if you want to see a living Shahid they look at her telenovela. Donna. Abercrombie allowed me to say that they
have had belongs almost solely to tell Harvey allow Toronto, it was the sacrifice they did. But sacrifice can take various forms. Sometimes a sacrifice would be the sacrifice of life. Sometimes the sacrifice would be the sacrifice of blood. Sometimes they would be a sacrifice of ego. Sometimes they would be a sacrifice of foregoing your individual desires, ambitions and needs for the sake of the greater good. Sacrifice can take various forms. In the time of O'Meara viola, Toronto, O'Meara de la who, you know, removed, Holly been bullied from being the general of the Muslim army. I can't overemphasize
sighs the great lesson that we learned from here, as the owner of the ultra new head of view, and O'Meara via loutra, who wanted to
pass on this lesson, he felt that everywhere because of the genius and the greatness of Halloween well he was he allowed on his feet and exploits on the battlefield. People were starting to say Islam was gaining victory. Because of Halloween. Well, it really allowed Rahu and his brilliance in the in the military field. And Omar of the ultra wanted to prove that Islam will gain victory with or without harlot. Islam is not dependent upon any individual. Let everyone in this world now realize Islam is not dependent upon us. We are dependent upon Islam for our victory, for our salvation, for our progress for our success. Islam is not dependent upon us. If Allah uses us
Alhamdulillah otherwise Allah will use someone else. Islam is not dependent upon us we are dependent upon Islam. So as a woman as a Latina want to prove this point. He wanted to show that Islam will gain victory with or without harlot, so he removed as a scarlet with he allowed to go from being the general of the Muslim army. In the meanwhile, when Khalid bin Willie to the Ultron, who was removed from the general shape of the army, then someone came in tell him, oh, Khalid, why are you still fighting? For no reason? You have been taken away from being the general. In fact, you are supremely successful. You never ever lost the better and more of your lautering removed you. And yet you are
continuously still fighting for the sake of the deen of Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala. Are you still fighting? So what a reply has hardly been will literally allow the man who gave, he said, since when am I fighting for MMA? Since when am I fighting former, I'm fighting for Islam. And when fighting for Islam, whether I'm being the general or not being the general, when I'm being the captain or not being the captain, when I am being at the helm of affairs or not being at the helm of affairs, I will continue striving, I will continue making sacrifices, and I will continue doing whatever I used to do for the benefit. And for the sake of Islam. This is a remarkable type of
aspect, in terms of understanding the mindset of the Sahaba the mindset, that we are people who always sacrifice and that sacrifice can come in various forms. Sometimes it can come in the form of, you know, physical sacrifice, sacrifice of the blood. Sometimes it comes in the form of sacrificing our ego, sacrificing, sacrificing our individual benefits for the sake of the greater benefit. Subhan Allah, may Allah Allah give us the topic of understanding that another great lesson from history was in MCI, it was about individual responsibility. It was about strengthening the man, our performing salah and building relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is important, it is
the basis and foundations of our deeds and success. Without it our deeds are not acceptable, and there is no salvation.
Therefore, you see that in the meccan Suras, there is always a great emphasis upon a man, a great emphasis upon Salah, there is a great emphasis upon individual salvation, but when we came to Madina, munawwara and you find the IRS in Madina, munawwara the Medina riots, you will find that in the Medina is the East aspect of collective life, there is about business, there is about jihad, there is about wills, there is about our relationships with the communities, there is the relationship with non Muslims, the mythical Medina. So in mocha mocha Rama, there was emphasis upon the individual self, the reformation of the self, a man, our heritage, and our Salat our
relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. You will find that in the Macan is those are the type of iots and those are the type of commands that came from in mocha, mocha Rama and all the ions which are to do with collective life. They will normally revealed in Madina munawwara Savonarola. Now that is aspect because now in Makkah, those are very important. Those are the basis and foundation of all our deeds in our success. Without it, our deeds are not acceptable. And you can pour something from an empty cup, you need to be spiritually individually strong before you can pass on the message of Islam. So after the individual deeds, the individual responsibility when we came to Madina,
munawwara then Allah tala revealed the IRS with regard to our collective responsibility, respected listeners, brothers and sisters, we have to find the right balance between our individual responsibility and our responsibility towards the
community, we are a nation. And we are an oma. And we are in that together with our individual salvation, together with our individual salvation. Together with our Indian individual reformation, we also make an effort for the benefit in the prosperity of the collective. We don't only say that we are people who only worry about ourselves, and we look at our beloved nebia Kareem Salah when he was serving his life, great emphasis was placed in his life, in his teachings on the collective threating and the example of those and fulfilling the rights of the vulnerable with regard to the equality of people with regard to the prosperity of people with regard to justice, with regard to
every aspect, kindness and compassion to the entire humanity of the lightning
rod who one day was slaughtering a sheep. In that time, it was a rarity, to have sheep and to have meat. And when they were busy cutting the meat, he told his servants and he told his whoredoms any servants that please see to it, that you give the neighbor who is a non Muslim neighbor, a portion of the meat, please to be treated to first give a portion of that meat to the non Muslim neighbor. Now via krimson Allahu Allah wa sallam. On one occasion, the daughter of Hatem die was taken, you know, captive, the daughter of Hatem Chi was taken captive by the Muslims, and she was amongst the prisoners of war in the courtyard of Machida Naboo and maybe a cream sauce lamb pass by maybe saw
some granola at first, so when she you know, nobody saw slam pass by her
nebia Kareem salatu salam she addressed novia crimps Aslam o Mohammed show mercy and to me show kindness and to me, so maybe a cream saw some said, Why should I show mercy and kindness to you? And she said, I'm the daughter of Arctic Thai. I'm the daughter of Hatim Thai. And now via criminal law, while he was Selim said, your father had qualities, like feeding the poor, being generous, helping people helping people who are vulnerable, and your father had qualities which a believer is supposed to have? Go, I have, because of your father, I have freed you, because of your father's generosity I have freed you. And she said, How can you free me alone? What will happen with regard to my tribe,
and maybe a cream sauce him said you are the true Daughter of your generous father, go I have freed you because of your father's generosity. I have freed your tribe because of your generosity. But look at the words your father had qualities that every Muslim in every believer is supposed to have. So we are situations that we also look at the collective makan period was the one in which there was individual reformation, there was in responsibility fulfilling the individual responsibility. Medina told us with regard to our collective, it is in the amalgamation of the two, the fulfillment of our individual and our collective responsibility in which lies the benefit of the oma and lies our
benefit. And lastly, I will make mention with regard to this point,
when we come to the beginning of the new year, it is a trend in today's time, more so with the beginning of the Gregorian calendar. first of January comes people have new year resolutions,
people have new year resolutions, we are going to do this, we are going to expand our business, we are going to further our career. Many times it is to do with our own physical self and our material needs. I'm going to lose weight, how successful it is, Allah knows I'm going to lose weight, I'm going to live more healthily. I'm going to go more to do exercise, physical exercise, and many times those ambitions of ours. Those
new year resolutions of ours is got more to do with our material needs, then to do with our spiritual needs an hour deal. And yet when we look at what a letter has told us about our material needs and there is no doubt there is nothing wrong in it. There is nothing wrong in furthering your career. There is nothing wrong in expanding your business and utilizing that wealth correctly.
Nirmal Moll was Salam ala rasulillah Sally very good as well to the hands of a pious and good person, he will utilize it correctly. Nothing wrong with regard to it. But there is also an indication with regard to an aspect of wealth, one of them would deny in a llama matana di
dunia Don't strain your eyes looking at the prosperity and the material success and the material needs are not the material needs the material wealth of someone else. Don't look at that. So there is an aspect that a certain degree of content when you are supposed to have in your material things. But in terms of our spirituality, maybe aquariums or Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and Islam teaches us to aspire to be great spiritually. If we see someone who is good in his flock in his conduct in his taqwa in his piety in his salad, in his generosity, we expect
I have to become like him faster because not compete with one another in goodness. And what a beautiful way to conclude this talk. Then what the Hadith in Sahih Bukhari Sharif, that maybe a creme de la while he was celebrated, if you have to aspire for something, and if you have to ask Allah tala, then ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for genetically Filipinos. And the difference between each and every Jenna is the difference between the heavens and the earth there is such a vast gulf between the different paradise the different heavens, the different genders, genders. So if you have to ask Allah, ask Allah for genital kill those gentlemen will fill those is the one that is directly
under the arch of Allah, from which cashes all the streams and the rivers in the fountains of Jannah. If you have to ask Allah, ask enough agenda to fill those, what does it teach us? It doesn't only teach us that we must make dua for gender fulfill those teaches us have ambitions particularly for the greatest. ask Allah for genital for those make yourself worth you have genital for those. May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us a topic, basically what we had said in today's time. One was the beauty of our Islamic calendar, the wisdom the Sahaba employed in choosing the hatred as the beginning of the Islamic calendar, the Islamic calendar do not begin, begin with a pumpkin glory and
splendor of Islam. It began with a sacrifice of Egypt. Then the two The second aspect is in of course in sacrifices I made mentioned that there are different types of sacrifices. The second thing I made mentioned, in MCI It was a very individual reformation. in Madina, munawwara there was a collective armor, we need to get the right balance between our individual and collective responsibility. And thirdly, when you make at the beginning of the new year when you make normally resolutions, and we have ambitions have ambitions for the greatest, not only materially, but also spiritually, through Tawana Anil hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen