Channel: Hesham Al-Awadi
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim o salat wa salam ala Sayidina, Muhammad Ali of Saudi Arabia, we're standing alone with the sisters and brothers, we started this course with problems.
And I wanted to do that because we were at the beginning
problems meaning trying to be realistic, as much as possible appreciating that people commit adultery, people change from this belief to believe people change lifestyle, hence you turn, people encounter problems, but they succeed in them. This is more or less than home,
This theme here now, aspiration.
I've already now already some are frustrated with the examples that I've mentioned.
But with aspiration, maybe a lot of you will be frustrated. But that's the nature of aspiration. That's the nature of the very meaning of the word in Arabic. And that is him.
Not everyone has him.
Not everyone wants to change the earth. Not everyone wants to make a difference.
Well, I must maybe rephrase that. Well, everyone wants but not everyone really does it?
Well, okay, maybe everyone does it, but not everyone persists in doing it. So I just want to dramatize to you this concept of him, and high aspiration and say to you,
that my target audience now. And because you are upcoming at the end of the course, I'm beginning to narrow my target audience now.
is not necessarily compatible with everyone. So if you feel that that's not me, that's not a problem. This is for people who are high fliers, not in dunya. But in everything in life. And in
this is to assist the hair that is sitting here that is willing to do something that all of us one day will say
Was this the sister that attended this course two years ago? Yes. What happened to her? Now she's doing this and this and this and this.
I hear a lot of stories. What happened to this, oh, she got married, and now she has a baby. Excellent, excellent. I'm not undermining that.
What happened to this brother, a brother hamdulillah. He's working now in this. Excellent, very good. But when you hear that this brother now, or this sister now is doing so and so and so on. So something that is extremely unique.
This is really a source of admiration.
Let me then tell you what I mean with the word hammer, and high aspiration. And again, these are the paradigms that I look into this theme through
number one him or aspiration or high aspiration, I like him because it's not like the moon or aspiration. But let's say high aspiration.
High aspiration or hymn is the highest level of aspiration.
And therefore those who attain it are a minority.
They could be five, they could be two, they could be three, in a Muslim population of two or 3 million.
That is the people of him.
there were lots of women who attained the highest level of ambition, and in many cases, higher than the ambitions of most men. And when I say to you, those are minority, gender is not an issue here. What is an issue isn't the number. So I'm talking about five, it begins to be silly, therefore to ask me five men or women, no five human beings
on the top of humanity.
And therefore, if that is the case, then it begins to be acceptable to find a woman on the top of humanity.
Number three, high aspiration is an attitude in life that could be developed within time. This is not to frustrate you. You are not born genetically with him. This is the gene of aspirate. No. It's a developed process him is an attitude in life that could be developed with time, commitment, and discipline. No one is a loser forever. No one is always making a fool of himself forever. There are conceptions here that needs to be changed and the moment that they change. You can be among this minority clip of him. These are the lenses that I'm looking through when I discuss him, and let me at the outset mentioned
To you, and here, I'm going to talk to you about three stories. All of them are fascinating. And I'm going to begin to tell you a story of a woman
that no one knows her name.
But she was extremely famous during her time.
Some historians say that her name is so ironic
and sad. And she was from Habesha or a senior, or Ethiopian.
And she was known as on zoofari. But these are speculations. No one is sure. Okay, look at this story. Now, let's zoom into her life.
Apa was a well known scholar, based on the knowledge that he inherited from well known companion who is called Eben abass.
Abba Eban Abby raba
says, once I was with my teacher in a bus,
and a black woman, passed by,
I've been abuzz said to me, do you want me to show you
a woman from heaven? Do you want me to show you a woman from gender walking on earth? What would you say if I told you, you want me to show you someone who's going to heaven to gender, of course here and cannot compare. But I'm just trying, again to make you think
about even Abdullah said, Yes, of course Show me.
And then she passed an old woman, old black woman. She passed. He said, This is her. And then
she said to me, tell me her story.
He said when this woman was young, because it is not a companion app is a tablet. So this is an old story. But the woman is old now.
When this woman was young, said this woman came to the prophet SAW Selim.
She said Yara Salalah, I have a terrible illness.
I have epilepsy. And it's a disease that I've been suffering from for many, many years.
You have to be aware of something.
Anyway, that also seldom does his answer.
But it's amazing that a lot of the companions never asked him for favors.
Subhan Allah it is as if the companions were believing in the power, but not taking this as a justification to sit and to wait for aliens to be admitted to gender. And this woman was one of them. So she says jasola had this illness. And also Selim understood that it's an indirect complaint, but he gave her an option.
and what a fascinating option. He said to her,
if you want I can make do out for you, and you will be healed.
And if you want
you be patient with your disease.
And you will go to Jenna.
Brothers and sisters, I asked you if you had a son or a daughter
who had cancer
and you had a resource lm coming to you and you said Dr. rasulillah, make the art for my son to be treated from cancer and also send him says if you want I can do it now. And you can go home and she or he are excellent and will not die or
you become patient. He will die.
But he will go to general. What will you choose?
There will be a struggle. I think the best standard answer is Can't I have done both?
That's maybe the best diplomatic standard answer. Yeah Rasul Allah, make dua and inshallah made guys well, that when she or he are treated, that they go to agenda.
There was no argumentation. There was no bargaining. There was no negotiation. She said your rasulillah I will accept the second option. I will be patient but I have a problem. Here I need your door.
When I have this epilepsy,
I begin to be uncovered.
So please, at least make sure that when I have it, I don't become naked or uncover.
Look at the midst of this disease and illness. What this woman is thinking about.
Does a sister today think? Okay, maybe I shouldn't say this, but this person
concept of covering and uncovering,
is it an issue to some sisters?
Here we are not talking about hijab, here we are talking about a naked leg or a naked feet or something that shouldn't appear.
And even if it does appear, she has no control over it. But even then, she doesn't want to stop.
And she lived
with epilepsy for a Tabby to see and witness, a walking woman in heaven. I sometimes think about this woman and say to myself, how did this woman needs to behave? How did this woman used to interact with society, knowing that she will go to gender? If I told you now you are going to gender?
I don't know. Maybe you will stop praying or something. But this women, as a pharaoh, Selim did not promise her. She wasn't going saying, who would like to see a woman from gender, pay 50 pence or whatever, come and see me. It was this society that was talking about her from her back. And she doesn't care about that society, because she has already guaranteed her place in gender. Isn't this the highest aspiration? What is the high, you know why I chose her story, this woman because she had aspirations, you have aspiration, you want to get married, and you want to work and you want a new one, and you want and you want to go to Jenna. Now this woman, it is as if she is making a statement
that I have ceased to think about anything in life, I have ceased to think about the potential husband, that once he knows that I have this illness, he will not get married to me, I will not be a good mother, I will have problems with society, I have ceased to have ambitions and interests in these things that you have interests in. Nothing interests me in this life, except going to gender and therefore I did not have a second chance or thought when I saw someone put it as an option for me. I didn't hesitate. Now if this is not him, What is it then? What is it and that's why I would not blame you or blame myself if I said oh, I just want you to heal this cancer or AIDS or epilepsy,
because this is the minority now. How many people that are in ABA? See working men or women in general How many? This was a single Hadith said about a single woman? Even I thought did not say Okay, show me the following day. I said, Oh, you showed me yesterday, a woman show me a man now Give me an example. She was the only single human being that he was aware of during his lifetime of someone who was going to go to gender. Didn't I tell you, we are talking about a minority. This was the story of someone who we don't know her name.
Another story of another woman.
So my event, Hobart
the mother of Mr. Eben Yasser.
She was a servant. She was asleep.
And therefore she was tortured by her masters for accepting Islam.
She was tortured. Her husband was tortured, and her son was tortured.
Do you know how they used to torture people during this time.
They used to dress them in clothes made of iron.
And put them on the hot sand 12 o'clock noon, and leave them there.
Not just leave them naked in the sand. It's like putting them in a microwave, putting them in an oven. Because the best way to heat and to burn someone is to stick
a hot piece of iron next to his or her body.
That's how they were tortured. And it's not for a couple of hours. It's for many hours until the sun sets. Sometimes they would ask the children to fiddle with your eyes and put their fingers in your eyes until the eye comes out of your face. That's what some used to do. And this is in the books of history. And this is some of what has happened to be land.
Now this happened to sumaiya and it happened to her husband and it happened to her son.
Have you ever wondered why sumaiya was the only person who was killed from the three because both male the husband
And the sun compromised and gave in to what the mushrikeen wanted them to say that Amar Ebenezer went weeping to our son saw Selim and said, Yeah rasulillah they forced me to say that God was this small living organism creeping on the SAT.
And I'm crying because I said it. I had to say allies George. And also Selim said to him, but what do you feel inside? He said, Well, I, I know who is Allah. So the verses were revealed in lemon okra, wacol Bahama in number Lima, those who are forced upon to say words or actions of Cofer, Allah will not punish them, provided that they have this peaceful conviction in their heart that Allah is one. The point I'm trying to say to you that they have already had the permission
to compromise. This is number one, number two, they have already been given the good news of going to gender.
So I might have Nia said when he compromised he was already
aware that he was going to gender you are aware of and also salams words to them, subprime Li acid, find them already to come agenda, be patient or family of yourself, because you are promised gender. So that means you're promised gender.
The father compromised, and then he was exempted. And Mr. Nasser kompromat sumaiya did not. They said to her say Allah is this that she said I hadn't.
They said say Allah is that I hadn't had until she provoked Abu Jamal. And Abu Jamal said to her, I know why you became a Muslim, because you were attracted to Mohammed because of his good looks. She spat on his face. And she made him crazy. And he put the spear in her private pot and he killed.
I am talking again about a minority.
Not every man could bear this. There were lots of men that were defeated and compromised and went crying and weeping. Tauruses Salah. And that's why sumaiya is not famous for anything that she did for Islam, except this moment, because she did not live to see Medina, she did not live to see how you bottle out or better. But these two moments that she resisted these two moments that she spat on the face of this, were enough to grant her an admission to the minority club. If she had given in if she cried, she would be like ama she wouldn't be like her husband, she would leave be like x and y and Zed, she would be like the norm, the standard. This is high aspiration. I don't want you again
to feel frustrated because this is a special private club for private people. You are welcome to go. But you need to be prepared for the conditions of membership.
I am done with two now. I am left with a fascinating example. Which I will end him with. And this example.
You can even Google this example if you want because it's available in French and German in English. It's a story of a fascinating woman called hola bent as well.
And I don't want to say everything about Hola. Her story is available and is accessible in English, and she is famous. But I will tell you something.
For the last month, I've been preparing this course since February. For the last month I sometimes like this when I'm looking at the ceiling. I say what if I was sitting in a house and all the women that I spoke about? I could see them I could see hola I could see him say bye. And see them engaged with each other introducing each other. This is coming from the 18th century This is coming. I know that you think I'm mad but this is the sort of thing and how does she look? And she fat? Is she shorter? She told us she white? Is she black? When she speaks? Does she speak eloquently all her voice? Is she shy? How does she look?
Can I get a glimpse a taste of what this these characters were whether human beings that she know how to cook, how did she use to pray? If I read Quran to her when she listened to me all she she say what is this you can't even read properly, I'll show you how to read. I sometimes think about these things. And really
my respect for these people goes up and up and up higher than you think. And that's why I said to you from the beginning, I am grateful to Islamic courses.com for actually giving me this opportunity. I say it was not for this course I as a man or a male would never have bought that 2030 books about women. Why should I read about it?
This is me. I might have read about women before marriage, but I have an open book at home. So after marriage, so why should I read about women?
It was because of this opportunity that I was forced to read. And I have learned a lot. And I am sorry that I have two lines of brothers, because the rest of the brothers thought that this is a woman's course, will lie Misaki and they don't know what they are missing.
All these smart ideas were inspired from this lady who will tell us that however much I read her story, I cannot cease to be amazed. I think cola if she had a fight with me, she will kill me.
How leppington is a great personality. She did not see our solar cell. But she saw the rest of the companions. How 11 tell us what never got married. But her relationship with her brother there are was so powerful. She loved him a lot.
And when a woman loves she loves
right Robbie either we loved Allah and this is what happens when a woman loves Allah.
Masha loved her husband, Muhammad SAW Selim, this is what happens when a woman loves aspirant
Abu hanifa. love these mother, so much so that when his mother just passes in a circle, and he's teaching in that circle, he would say, Come on, you go home or students study, the circle is canceled. My mother needs me who would do this when he is on his mobile. And a mother calls you from the kitchen, you would say to your mother, wait, Mother, I'm on the phone. This is what happens when someone loves his mother. And when a mother loves her son, how there is a story of what a woman would do when she is in love with her brother.
Now there are is a great brave warrior Mujahid he did not fear anyone.
It's amazing. But there are tooth, his sister how to fight the skill of using the sword. She knows it. The skill of using the spears, she knows it. Martial Arts, she knows it through her brother, her relationship with her brother is so intimate.
So what happens therefore, if something bad happens to the life, she will become that and that actually what has happened?
In one of the battles called agenda Dean, there are was captured and taken as a hostage.
And how will it became that?
For one she was not aware whether he is dead or alive?
And of course if he is dead, she would become mad.
But on her suspicion that he might be alive. She decided to rescue him. Have you seen the rock? Have you seen any American movie which is about rescuing hostages, they are a lot on day. Okay. This is not a movie. This is a real story of a woman trying to rescue her brother from the territories of the Romans. And the Romans are excellent and you know this fighters. They are not on donkeys with swords. No, they are excellent fighters. Powerful fighters.
What does she do? She wears her armor. And now when she was her armor, no one knows that she is a woman. And she goes and fights. I would like you to visualize. And imagine now that you are watching this movie, you are watching someone coming from a distance wearing his armored clothes. You would assume that he is a man or a male and you would see him approaching the enemy. The enemy is armored as well.
And on the other side, the Muslim army composed
wholly and solely of men.
And you see this woman or man zooming into the enemy
and engaging in a fight with 2030 this is not an indian movie. This is a real movie, engaging with 2030 people and being able to fight them and to defeat them.
At that time, the Muslim army was led by Khalid Abdullah lead when you say Khalid its military skills
Then people in the army that are watching this army person fighting
said that this is hard. This is hard.
This can be no one except Khalid.
And suddenly, they saw harlot coming from the right hand of the army.
And he was shocked. If that is not hard, then who is he?
And one of the Muslims in the army
called Rafa urban Oh my God, I went to Hollywood, he said,
harlot I thought that was you?
He said, No, that's not me. But I am wondering like you, who is he?
He said, this is the first time I see someone fighting in this power and this strength and this energy
to impress harlot that means you are something special, when you impress a great person, that means you are equally or
You are more great or equally at a monopolist otherwise the great will not be impressed by unless a great, isn't that right. Khalid sees this man fighting and killing and fighting. And the Roman army is retreating. Of course, now other people are fighting, but you can see it's like in football, there is a certain player that making an impact, he has the other plays with them. But you can see this is making an impact. So he can see this mobile fighter fighting here and they're fighting here and and if you are like watching that Gladiator you would zoom you'll come around to one fighter in the entire army, because he is the one that is creating an impact. When it runs after this soldier,
and with his horse revolves around him, and says, show me your face. Tell me your name. By Allah, show me your face by Allah, you felt like a great, great fighter. And the person is not answering. And Khalid felt a little bit suspicious. And then please tell me your name. And one person said to him, come on, speak to them even more meaning in the battle, Khalid is asking you, what's your name?
And then a feminine voice comes out of the armor. And she says, One law here and the meaning it's not out of rudeness that I am not answering your question, but I am a woman.
I am not a man. I am not Khalid.
And Khalid said Who are you? She said I am hola bintan as well.
And then he said to her, I'm Why did you do what you did? She said, because I lost my brother. And I'm not sure if he's dead or alive. So I thought to fight them. In case he is a hostage and then I can rescue him.
He took her
and they went to their military basis. And during the day she was crying and crying and crying virar Where are you? Where are you? And she began to say poetry and I have the poetry there. Are you alive or dead? Where are you there are homeless crying for you.
And it felt sorry for her. So he brought
the one that I told you about who was the second man in the army. He said Rafa,
look at this poor sister. Can you check if he's dead or alive for her? He said, Okay, I'll try to check. He had the hostage or Roman hostage. This Roman hostage confessed at the end. And he said to him, Look, are you aware of someone that you captured as hostage called DLR? He said there are there are there are? Oh, yes. I know him. He fought like a man and he fought like a lion. And he killed 40 Romans and he killed our military leader. Yes, yes. He said Where is he said he is hostage in homes in Damascus. So he's alive. Yes. He's alive. He's a hostage, Rafa. ebinger Myra goes to tell Khalid Khalid I mean in momineen He is alive Khalid goes and tells cola cola good news. Your brother is
alive. Or if you want he is alive Mashallah good news, but he is a hostage. But don't worry, we will rescue him. He asked Rafa Khalid Ali asked Rafa, he said, Rafa, I want you to rescue him, do anything that you can to rescue. He said, How many soldiers Do you need that if I said I need 100 soldiers, but I'm going to select them. They need to be top of the range. They need to be excellent fighters. So I'm going to choose them and he chose 1234 100 men. And then he said Salaam to harlot. I'm going to go to homes. How will a bill as was said, Where are you going to? They said we are going to leave? We are going to rescue there are? She said okay Salam aleikum, go And may Allah be
with you? No, no, no, no, no. She said, I'm coming with you.
I'm coming with you.
Rafa said, No, but this is a male mission. You can't come with us said no, I'm coming with you.
Yes, but we are hungry, top of the range Arnold Schwarzenegger. I don't know. We are all of our muscular people's taking steroids day and night.
She said, I don't care. I'm coming with you.
Rafa goes to harlot and says she wants to come. harlot says, You saw how she fought, didn't you? So she's not going to be a burden, take her with you. And they took her with them. And the historians tell us, and I can visualize it, that 100 people were on their horses going to homes, and a distance a distance, and one soldier at the back following because of not to mingle and mix with the Can you see it? 100 space, space, space, space space, a woman medevac.
But not a woman to yell and to No, no, be careful. No, no, she's coming to fight with the 100.
They went, and she went with them. And they fought and they rescued. They love.
The story ends. But there is another occasion there is another situation hola continue to fight wars and battles so as not to get the impression that she's just fighting for the sake of our brother. But whenever there is a battle she fights, she's not treating the injured and bringing water she's actually fighting.
In one battle. She and a group of women were taken hostages by the Romans again.
The leader of the Roman army, fell in love with her. He said to his army members, no one gets closer to her. No one mistreats her.
After we defeat the Muslims, I'm going to marry her. She's aware of that. But she doesn't care less.
In the night, they were put together. And I think they were shackled. But somewhere in the middle of this because this is in a battlefield. So how late in the middle of the night began to speak to the rest of the woman. Are you going to accept this humiliation? Are you going to accept this capture? direct means to be captured by those roles? Those pagans are going to accept that.
Some of them woman said to her but yes, but we don't have any horses. We don't have any swords. Look at a woman now that thinks about alternatives. She said yes. But we have the pegs. So she said yes. But we have these.
And voila, he sisters and brothers. She took this thing from the tents. And she shouted, have you seen maybe you've some at least them and you've seen Gladiator some of you were when they fight with the animals. And when he says to them, let's keep together Let's close and be in a circle together. Don't keep apart from each other. This is exactly what how lambdas are said said look, if we wanted to fight those Romans, we have to stick together. We should not depart from each other and everyone holding a stick. And whenever she sees a Roman straightaway on the top of his head, and they did exactly that. Five Romans came. And this is maybe like an indian movie now five Romans came they
were killed. 10 Romans came they were killed. The one who is in love with her from the Romans. I think this should be turned into a movie, the one who was in love with her say to her Hola, what are you doing?
Are you going to kill me? After this has ended, I will marry you and we will live in the greatest Palace in Damascus.
She said we're lucky to get married to the worst person in the Muslim community is far more better than to get married to you. Then she actually continues to fight and continues to fight. And he says to her well, I can kill you but I don't want to kill you. I love you. She says kill me if you're a man. And he approaches and approaches and she approaches and approaches. And at that moment
the Muslim army comes headed by Khalid Adnan Walid Rafa Mayra saying tetapi Allahu Akbar, and all the Romans run away, and all these hostages become cut and loose, and they come and Iran is one of them. And she jumps on the horse and say to the rest of the woman, look, this is how we can gain our freedom again, and they went back. Who can do this? I can't do it. This is how hula bentall as well as the pharaoh lalibela confess the pharaoh Noah for him.