Your Personal Responsibility
Channel: Farhan Abdul Azeez
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Salam aleikum wa tato barakato. I want to start with with sharing a hadith with you, which perhaps you've heard before a narration from our mother, I shall have the law
in which she she talks about the Revelation the President had received in the early days.
Right, so the Quran that was being revealed to the prophet of Islam, in Mecca.
And you have to understand that the context of what she's talking about, she's talking about a time when the Sahaba were actively being targeted, tortured, and even killed when the president of himself and his family were being targeted, and tortured, and attacked in the light because this was, this was a time in which she's referring to these verses are the sources that were revealed. She says that if the first revelation she says the first revelation that was revealed was the sort of the sutras that that talked a lot about
paradise and hellfire.
So it will move us on the sutras from Surah 400, all the way to Surah knots, in which you find frequently the al-hurra mentioned.
Right. And she says that if the first thing that was revealed, was that can
lead to trouble. Don't drink alcohol.
She says that people would have said we're not gonna leave alcohol.
Or if the first revelation was don't
commit intercourse, that people would have said we would never leave that. But she says the first thing that was revealed was the sutras that connected people's heart to Allah subhana wa Tada. And to
how long run until the hearts became softened and attached to Allah subhana wa Tada. Then Helen, Helen came down.
Once the hearts attached to Allah, once the hearts aware of Jenna and Hellfire,
then it's easier to leave off that which a law forbids and to do that, which Allah commands. And so when the revelation for the prohibition of alcohol came the the streets in Medina were flowing with alcohol.
And how that's remarkable, right? We in our own country in America, we had a period where alcohol was forbidden. And what happened when that law came out?
People were bootlegging it left and right, right, and probably consumption increase instead of going down.
Now, why is that there's a difference in the state of the heart before it happened. Right? So it's a very interesting concept, because, again, she's talking about a time when the Sahaba were being targeted and tortured, right? So in the early days of Islam, we find so many people on how the first martyr in Islam being tied to, you know, a trunk and her husband and her son, and they're being tortured. We see you may have no other torturing without a robot Hello, and we're putting a huge boulder on his chest and beating him. And he would say in response to that, what
I hadn't had.
And they asked why. Why are you saying I had what what made that your slogan? Oh, no, he said in response.
He said, I knew that that particular word is what made them the most angry. That's remarkable.
He's saying that which he knows will increase his punishment, increase the torture, but he had an add
on who he was, he was placed on burning coals. And so later when they migrated to Medina and the Sahaba, were sitting together and the hotel was there, the dad was there, hubbub was there. And they were talking to each other about their earlier days of Islam, and then what they went through, and so each person was sharing what they went through. So Habana one who he didn't say a word. He simply lifted up his his garment and showed them his back. And they saw, literally, the holes that were burned into his back. That's what he went through. And the problems that I sent him is seeing all this. He sees that, you know, the family of yachts are being tortured, and he sees his Speedo, and I
asked him to come on genda patients or family of acid.
You're being promised paradise. He's seeing what's happening and he knows that the victory of Allah will come. But what's interesting is some of the Sahaba seeing what was what they were seeing. It's only natural when you see so much oppression and environment like that you will you'll want to retaliate.
So they wanted to fight back. And Allah subhana wa Tada. He sees a sudo to Nisa about the mindset of the Sahaba at that time, he says, and I'm totally ina Levine Athena whom Khufu Ada
Will solder to Zika? He says, Do not look or Have you not seen those who were told, Khufu adea can
hold your hands back, meaning you're not given permission at this point, to retaliate or to fight.
But what is the law saying, instead, you can't fight but what will appeal
but rather established a prayer
to the guy and give charity take care of the poor and the needy and the and the hungry, and those who are who are left without any resources.
So you find in the early days, that the prophesied send them even though they're not fighting back, he's building them. He's still meeting down.
He's still meeting in their makeshift Masjid at the time. Right, he's still teaching the Sahaba. And while he's teaching them the basics of the religion, the basics of belief outside some of their own families, some of their own brothers and sisters are going through the torture that they're going through. But he continued to teach.
And this is interesting. He continued to teach to build the people, because that wasn't a time where they were to fight a lot didn't give that that that order. Well, people have sought out to the cat, establish your connection to Allah, rectify your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala take care of the poor and the needy. And when you do that, these same people who the prophets I sent him was teaching tomorrow, they'll be capable of defending the Muslims. Because we are the people who are given victory by numbers or strength.
Right? denial of non verbal kassala We aren't given victory by the numbers that we have.
But the President was building those people for tomorrow for that time, and so we hear we see what's happening nowadays, we see what's happening across the Muslim world. And we hear from the member we hear from our our teachers that work on yourself, work on what you can control. And I don't want and I wanted to start with with this concept, because I feel like sometimes people say it's a cop out.
That it's a cop out. Well look at the process in a way Allah revealed diverse specifically about this.
That what you can do in your time now and what you can control you master that, because you see we you know about the same companion who was tortured, he comes to the messenger velocities on them and the promises that he is aware of fully aware of what he's going through. And after going through one of these torture sessions, he goes across to them and he sees Yasuda law.
Nana, he's a messenger of Allah will not make dua against these people will not ask Allah for victory. The rest of them he became, he became a little agitated, he stood up.
And he said that will lie there are people who came before us who they were brought, and they were literally cut in half.
And there were others who iron was used to remove their flesh from their body.
But that didn't, that didn't drive them away from the path of Allah.
Meaning they gave up everything. But they stood and they stayed firm.
And then he says,
Allah subhanho wa Taala will most definitely give victory to this religion. What I can no comment is that you know, but we are people who are rushing, who is he speaking to?
To have one of the companies Alon who who was going through some of the most severe torture?
Right? It's interesting when you when you find that conversation between her Oculus Hercules and Abu Sofia and uniprocessor them he sent letters to different leaders. So he sent a letter to Hercules who was a leader of the Persians and be that the Shang and so it's a letter inviting him to Allah subhana wa tada and to Islam. And so Hercules says for Are there any merchants any people from Arabia who are in town that I can question and Sophia was there who was one of the biggest enemies of Islam at the time.
So they bring up with Sofia, and they bring his companions and they bring him in front of Hercules in his court. And Hercules asks who amongst you is closest to the prophets, I send them and he says, I am abou Sophia and says I am so he tells him to come forward. And he tells all of his companions to stay back.
And he tells them if he tells me a lie, I want you to indicate to me that he's lying to me, so I can see them. Right? So he's basically confirming that he's gonna get the truth of who Sophia is in the front. He can't turn he's not allowed to turn around to look and he's being questioned, he has to respond truthfully. Or else if the people behind him say something. He'll be who knows what would happen. Right and Abu Sofia and he sees himself in the narration that I only spoke the truth out of fear I would be discredited from the people behind
So he asked him a series of questions about the Prophet so I said number then he asks a very interesting question. He says for halyard tend to I don't mean home soft attorney de burden yet hola Fie. He says the followers of Mohammed Salah
do any one of them after embracing Islam leave the religion
do any of the followers
of Mohammed bin Salman
after embracing a snom leave the religion because of some dislike they have towards it or something they find some some problem something problematic?
It's an interesting question, because we look around our own mind now and what do we see?
We see a lot of our youth and our community people who are leaving Islam?
And the answer is no.
Now what's sad is we have in our community, people who are leaving Islam, but they weren't going through what I was going through.
They weren't going through what sumaiya was going through.
Maybe they're scared for getting a nasty look at work, or being scolded for getting can get their foot caught in the sink,
or being harassed or verbally abused, or whatever it is, or just seeing the state of the Muslim Ummah as a whole. And having to worry about that having to answer to that at work or in amongst their social circles, whatever it is. And so we leave, we have those who will leave the religion.
But most of you have said no. The earliest generation of the Muslims, who were going through the most difficult tests didn't leave the religion and philosophy and after asking a series of questions, you know, he's asking that he responds. And you know, he says about this question. He says, karateka a man
Cavalli can a man.
He's not surprised by the answer, that no one's leaving, despite what they're facing, that no one at all is leaving. He's because that's the nature of faith, either halaqaat Bashar shadow group, what it truly enters the heart, the heart embraces it was such a, such a
such a intensive embracement that it never can leave it off. That's what he does. When the heart truly sets in the heart, there is nothing more joy. It brings more joy to a believer than that. There is nothing of more value to a believer than that. And that's why they could go through what they went through and be like be dad and say I hadn't had bringing more punishment upon him. Because when they would do that he would smile. You know what onsea Vince Rosa and the wife of Fidel
Ali Hassan, one of the greatest woman in the history of the world, married to the most hated and cursed individual the history of the world.
When found found out that she was a believer
he brought her out and he laid her down this is his wife.
And he still drives steaks through her limbs and pins are on the ground.
And they begin torturing her
they begin torturing and even for our own turns that this is his wife and he turns to his his,
his like cattle, you know, his advisors in the NA and whatnot.
And he you know what he sees somehow de la
hassio begins laughing begins smiling
as he begins smiling, and she's being tortured.
And he says
I'm in junonia
trounces Aren't you like amazed by her? She's lost her mind. She's gone crazy.
In an hour here to tell the heck we're torturing her and she's smiling.
You know why she was smiling.
Can it can
either Hollywood loop. Once a man enters like that the heart embraces in such a taste you know, as she says the lower
you know compiled this for us in the history in the Quran. As an example for all of mankind. Well daughter Bella, who methylene levina man whom Allah
Allah has set an example for all the believers believing men and woman, the wife around
said Oh Allah
build for me, not just a palace and not just a home in paradise. But Allah built for me a home next to you in paradise.
And so as she was being tortured Allah subhanho wa Taala opened up the skies and allowed for her to see her home in paradise.
She saw what no other I could see.
And so seeing the reward Allah has prepared for her, she was smiling.
And then she passed away, and she went to her home next to Alice panels and gender and debate and gender, because I only can imagine, right and so we find for us now, in this days in these days of difficulty, the province that I send them is building is so high by focusing on the relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala and their relationship with the society and how they're taking care of the, the poor and the downtrodden and oppressive society. Right. And
interestingly enough, you know, this concept of teskey, of purifying the soul, purifying that meaning by cleansing of its ills, you know of arrogance and and jealousy and resentment and anger and also purifying the heart from that which harms it which is any any form of disobedience of Allah
and also from the purification of the heart and the soul is by doing good all sorts of good whether it be in your character, or whether it be in your a binder and your external acts of worship like making Vicar or serving your parents or or giving in charity all of that is part and parcel of this concept of test getting knifes right but wonder bro Hey man, they sent him he made a drive to Allah subhana wa tada the process I sent him he would say that I am the answer to Dr. Ibrahim it is set up right and what's interesting is that whenever I made the drive to Allah asking a lot to send, what would be Mohammed when I send them, he says
Rob Bana fie masura min homeobox nuwara. him yeah Tikka nimue kita Mehta, why use a key him? Allah says, He says, oh, our master rays from amongst them
a messenger from themselves who will recite to them your verses. And he says, who will teach them the book and the Wisdom and who will purify them? right he makes a dry Ola raise a messenger from amongst the many asks for four things.
teaching them the book.
recite to them your verses, teach them the Quran teach them the sooner and teskey will use a key him and it will he will purify them. Right he mentioned four things. Now when Allah answers the Dr. Ibrahim it said I'm sort of near Milan. It's interesting how Allah answers it. Alyssa he says, No. cardamon Allahu Allah meanie is about the Fenian rasuna min fusi him, Allah subhana wa tada indeed bestowed his favor upon the believers when he raised from amongst them a messenger. Now the four things Abraham asked for were reciting the Quran, recite to them your verses, teach them the Quran, teach them the Sunnah and purify them in that order. Allah says in response, yet suwannee him he
will use that key him while you are lemo homeunion Kitab al hikma Allah change the order. He brought this concept of purifying them second, and then teaching them the verses and the end the book and the second, third and fourth. Very interesting and well suited to shumsa lots of data begins to sorta once Shamsi will do
For these first 789 verses he goes on taking oath after oath after oath, eight oaths Allah subhanaw taala takes to start the surah What's he taking your oath about? What's so important that's coming unless then it makes it very clear that the F lammens aka
the one who is successful is the one who's able to purify his soul. But after the hemmens aka right and who's the one what's the reward for those people? Unless without a he says one was new young woman he needed help co feminine felco that's my was enough for
Who are those who have this concept of of Fatah. But after hemmens aka Who are the people who succeed, those who purify their souls, Allah says they'll be those who their deeds will they will be happy
On the day of judgment, right? So purifying the soul brothers and sisters is a critical concept Protestantism, he he engaged from the earliest of days with the Sahaba. So that's why later in life when some of the Sahaba were later in the Sierra after someone had died in the feed off of Abu Bakar, an armada and the like, the hadith of Ahmad one, the Muslims in in in, in Northern Africa had called for reinforcements. They asked for 8000 men
and 4000 men.
And they said, he said in response to the letter he says, I'm sending at the head of each 1001 man whose equal 1000
each one man whose equal 1000 likes a forehand said he didn't leave behind him didn't leave behind books.
He didn't leave behind books he left behind men and woman.
And where did they come from? From this process of purifying themselves leaving off that which Allah dislikes building that relationship with the last panel? Let's add, right? And you know, sometimes, you know, we're watching this video on YouTube about this brother who converted to Islam.
And he's, he's, he's sitting at nighttime looking out the window. And he's, he's on he's, he's, he's, he's on the edge, he's ready to jump into the water and embrace the snap. He's just waiting for a sign. Right? He's talking about this experience. He's waiting for a sign, right? So he's waiting for like, like a shooting star like a bird to fly right in front of the window or something, you know, and like, nothing happens. He's like, come on God. Now's the time, right? He's Give me the speed that he's saying like, what he's going through, right? He's like, you know, I'm ready to show me something. And like, nothing happens. Right? Nothing happens.
And so he opens up the mishap.
And he comes to the verse, or less pattern without essays indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth. And the alternation of the light and day, is a sign for people who reflect the signs right in front of you.
The sign was right there the whole time.
Right. And so sometimes in our lives, before we embark on this, celebration, purification, self motivation, self
rectification, right, fixing our lives, fixing our mistakes, making changes, committing to Allah Subhana, WA Tada, we wait for that moment, that right moment.
That moments now, there is no perfect moment. The perfect moment is now there isn't anything you can do. It's not worth waiting to get into a car accident, and be taken to the ER and be put on life support, and then you miraculously survive. Now you're ready. It's not worth waiting for when I'm ready for Hajj when I'm 78 years old, when that day may never come. And Amir Meeny levina
Daksha coup de la
mina, how cool. Is it that time?
is enough time for the believers?
Is it not time for the believers that their hearts become softer?
Right and they become attached to Allah to be humbled to learn what he has revealed? And what does that mean to be attached and to be humbled to what Allah has revealed?
That means you submit to the La Land investors when I send them, you know, for all the profits, I sent him what he went through, you know,
for us to be sitting here now.
It's a testimony to the truth of his new Booyah.
To have his message reach far and wide, as he said, and I had it saved how to do better later when the heart rates gonna reach wherever the night in the day reaches, right.
And he spent his life he dedicated his life has also habited for us. Right when he would cry at night in his feet would swell. He would say Almighty Almighty,
my own my nation. And he says that he'll be waiting for us on the Day of Judgment, waiting to see us at the hotel conference pond, which if you drink from it, you'll never feel thirsty again. He's waiting to see us.
Right? But that opportunity that chance, we it's our responsibility. We can't outsource our spirituality, meaning we can just depend on someone to, you know, drop some amazing, you know, gem or lecture or something and you're like, oh, wow, that's part of it being here as part of it coming to these programs and telling you how I thought this part of it hadn't been one of the companies that promises said them. He says he wants he was walking out in the streets and he sees nafa handled and I've become a hypocrite. I'm not gonna meet him and says Why are you saying that he sees when I went to prophesy. I said the money man is so high. And when I'm home with my wife and my kids, my
Eman drops down. So I'm a hypocrite because my email is not the same as well. That's true for me too. So let's go to the process. So they go to the gym and they tell them a lot when we're with you and you remind us of Hellfire and Jenna
Know the mercy of Allah and the like and all these things are the man is flying through the roof. But when we go home when we get back to the grind of life, our Eman kind of goes down. You know, that's what we said in response. He says, He says that, you know, this is
he sees yeah 100 assata wasa, he says, you know, a time for this and a time for that. He sees an interviewer like Yolo County school to coo coo coo coo coo Miranda viken. He says, if your hearts were at the level, they were at, when you're in this gatherings of remembrance of Allah, He says, they'll solve I had to go to send him a comforter, he says the angels would come down into the streets and dab you up, say Salaam to you shake your hands.
That's what kind of love so it's not possible. But what is important
is that these that you're committed, right to attending these kind of, you know, gatherings, local halaqaat. You know, he was saying having teachers, having mentors, people who can kind of help guide you and, you know, keep you in check. And I'll end with this because my time is up. But when you begin this journey is very, very important. You see, human beings naturally, we don't want to feel bad about ourselves. We don't want to.
And so if we make decisions that start taking us away from Allah subhanho wa Taala, what happens is you naturally shut down, you naturally shut out people who may want the best for you. Right? So you see a brother like on campus, who now has a girlfriend and you go Yo, bro, let's let's talk.
And he will say no, no, no, don't judge me. Man. I heard that before. We've all heard it. Right? Don't judge me.
Right? But what that is, is our natural like self psyche self defense mechanism kicking in because we don't want to feel bad about ourselves. So we'll justify whatever we're doing for whatever reason, I'm trying to get married to her. It's all good in the hood. You know, like, you know, say my parents know about it, whatever, whatever. It's just MSA man. So good, right? With just what however you want to justify it. But that concept of don't judge me is destroying us.
Because you want people who will tell you when you see you going wrong reminding you what you're doing.
Don't let that that shape on trick your mind and run 360 around you. Because that's what's happening. You know, we're fooling ourselves into thinking that we're, you know, these people are judgmental. They don't they they don't know me, they don't know what I'm going through bla bla bla. Like you want to be around people who want the best for you. You want to be around people, not Yes, men. Right? You don't want Yes, man, you want people who are going to help keep you in check. And that takes a stronger personality, because it takes some strong introspection. When you're being told something to acknowledge the truth in it. Technology truth in it, it's a challenge. But here's
the deal. If you want to embark on this journey of having a man truly soak into our hearts, we asked a lot to bless us with that firmly rooted emotion in our hearts so that whatever trials come our way, our heart stays firm. Because these these mistakes that we do they add up. They add up right and it may be because of that, that when the fitna comes we, we false that we succumb to that fitness, right. So we we have to do the best we can. Every day is a struggle every day is a struggle. But Allah says what levena teto that the home Buddha taqwa, those who don't just you know ask for guidance. Teto comes from the family of like, really working on it every day. You know,
struggling striving your best to get guidance for those people. Allah says Adam houda Allah will increase them and guidance will allow him to calm and He will give them that awareness and conscious of less penalties. So we asked a lot of data to help us in purifying ourselves and, and ourselves and and, and drawing closer to Him and to keeping our faith firm. And shall Tada.
So we can be at a point where, you know, our Eman is strong. Our faith is strong and we can be a light to others as well and help them on this journey. It's a challenge. We're all in the same boat. We're all in the same boat. A struggle everyday for everybody. But if we stick together what to our ability with taqwa we help each other and righteousness and shelter we can overcome shaytaan and our and our weaknesses.