Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Tila Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam O Allah Asha filmbay verbosely Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This live on Catherine kathira mavado. Sisters, we are on our lesson of lack of the Almighty. And the lessons that Allah subhanaw taala taught us is neurotology rocks.
I'm sitting outside in the sun
on the deck here.
This spring has started in this part of the world, as I mentioned to you yesterday, I think. And it's very beautiful, it is cold, but it's not as cold as it obviously not as cold as it was. And
there's nothing probably more
enjoyable than sitting in the sun.
My my glasses have become completely dark, the photochromatic thing I usually do not like to talk with dark glasses on it seems somehow, as if I'm hiding behind something, but I can't decide this time I can't help it.
I will insist as we continue with our lesson. And once again, I remind myself and you The purpose of this lesson, and the purpose of all lessons is to enable us to practice this beautiful Dean our dean of hours, the religion came to be practiced the religion didn't come for us just to study it and to talk about it. Religion came for us to for us to live by it. And in that there is benefit and higher for us. We can see this in our own lives. Allah subhanaw taala said Rama UT la hora sullo.
Allah said the one who obeys Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger savasana only that person is successful. So therefore obviously
obeys means that we do what we have been told to do that we live our lives as Allah subhanaw taala wishes for us to live our lives.
The most important thing to understand is that Allah subhanho wa Taala does not gain from our living our lives according to how he ordered us to live them.
The game is for us, right Allah does not gain or lose anything by this. Allah subhanaw taala did not create these rules in order to trouble us or in order to in any way. Do something negative for us or do something positive for himself Allah subhanho wa Taala
who are forego some of the luxury luxury villa Villa Villa Villa de la semana de needs nothing wallonian Hamid He is the one who is completely and totally free from every requirement from free from every human need an attribute Allah subhanaw taala needs nothing Allah subhanaw taala gives to everyone and everything. And we all need a loss of $100 for every single breath that we take.
So Baba, sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala taught us
the rules of how to live in this world. And I remind myself when you are to learn these rules and to live by these rules is for our own benefit.
We continue with the instructions in sorted order are about attitude and behavior which lead to the safety and security of the self in this world. And to gender in the accident. It is the duty of Islam that these instructions are such that no matter whether you are Muslim or not, there are matters that can only these are matters that can only need to lead to good for the one who applies them in life. And this is the beauty of any fundamental thing which is which has its own qualities I mean sugar is sugar. It's It's sweet, no matter who puts it in the mouth. So also Islam, which is so beautiful that as long as somebody is practicing the precepts of Islam as long as somebody is
practicing the teachings of Islam, this person will benefit irrespective of whether they're Muslim or not they will benefit in this world in the akhirah The benefit is for the people who believed in Allah subhanaw taala and who believed in Islam because Allah will Motoki. Allah said the aka but the final ending is the good one is for the people who have Taqwa. If there is a single incident in the Sierra, about which it can be said that this is the most significant, then it is the hijra from Makkah to muddy. The Sava consider this to be so significant that when they had to begin the Islamic calendar, they didn't choose the date of birth or pseudo solemn which was unknown In any case, or
his date of passing away, which was well known, which is the 12th of July,
but they chose the date that he arrived in Madeira. It was to symbolize that this life itself begins from the time a person
chooses to accept the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala, jealous, over his own desire, and submits to the orders of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Knowing that, in that alone lies his salvation and success, the hegira is also the moment when the drama of Rasulullah Salaam came into being, that is when the Muslims became one nation.
Not on the basis of nationality, or race or color, but on the basis of faith, the Muslim Ummah, is a brotherhood of faith. That was, and this happened when centuries old bonds of tribal and national identity were wiped out and a new bond of faith was established. It is it beggars the imagination today, when we try to do this question, because, you know, I keep getting asked, and I'm sure all of you keep getting asked this question to say, How can we bring about unity in our among our people? How can we bring our people together? Why do we even ask this question? Because we have the best of answers. And we have this answer from 1400 years ago, 1500 years ago, and that is how rasuna salaam
formed his oma, which is on the basis of faith on the basis of a man in Allah subhanaw taala. That has not changed. So why do we keep asking how shall we do worship? This is what we should do do what did.
Jesus does Alhamdulillah this was the moment as I said,
the moment the reason for brotherhood was established, and that was the worship of Allah subhanaw taala alone and following of His Messenger, these were the only two criteria for belonging. how tragic that today. Not only has the Muslim woman stopped using the Hijri calendar, but has once again embraced all the old bonds old basis of bonding of race and tribe and family and current nationality, which are sort of wiped out. nationalism is the biggest curse that we have taken in and that's the cancer which is destroying us.
The result is clear. The result of a brotherhood of faith is clear. The result of a brotherhood based on tribal loyalties and race and nationality and so on is also clear.
Other than sisters, I believe it is essential for us to look at some of the lessons in this journey, which is considered so important in Islam, that it is the beginning of the Islamic Canada. As I mentioned earlier, it is the journey of the messenger sallallahu sallam, from the land of polytheism and corruption to the land which was ready to give him succor and support for his message, which was chosen as the beginning of the Islamic Canada. This is indicative that Islam is a religion of action, and that to move away from a place where obeying Allah subhanaw taala was not possible or difficult, to a place where it was possible to live. According to the laws and orders of Allah
subhanaw taala. This is considered to be the most significant of actions. The concept of his rod therefore, has both a figurative and a literal meaning, figuratively to make hijra is to leave what Allah subhanaw taala dislikes, and do what he likes. He tries to bring about positive changes in your life
that reflect obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala and to his messengers analyzer, figuratively speaking his role is to emigrate from the state of sin, to the state of obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala. This type of Asia is mandatory on all Muslims, to consciously move away from all kinds of disobedience to the obedience of Allah, literally speaking, his rise to move from a place of evil to a place which is better. shaitan stops this by pointing out that no place is perfect. But the reality is that in some places, there are intrinsic problems, which make the proper practice of Islam almost impossible. It is for each one of us to decide what he should do
is a reality in the history of Dawa many ambia were driven out of their lands. Some were killed, many other people who will not be able to stood for the truth were killed. And this opposition to the truth continues. Work of a novel novel rather
predict predicted his opposition of a source of solid opposition to his message when he heard the story of the revolution. And that is why the reward for his era is so great. The Quran is called alpha because it separates good from evil. For God means the criteria and the criteria of separating good from evil. The Battle of Baba was also
called alpha calm for the same reason, Islam came to proclaim good and forbid evil, so that all people can live in peace and harmony in an ethical and moral society. shatta and his agents oppose this and will continue to do so. That is the primordial struggle. Islam will always call for his believers and its followers to make the choice between good and evil. So let us choose and let us be prepared. The world today that we live in an even more, the one is the future. As we can envisage it is a world of high complexity, where information is ever easier to access. Power is concentrated in the hands of an elite. The balance of factors that dictate the very survival of our planet is in
great danger of being upset, perhaps irretrievably, the society we live in is one that is stratified on lines of economic, racial, national, religious and power divisions. And this divide is growing materially in terms of gadgets and tools, and resources and money, we have more than we probably ever had before. If we don't have our criteria for decision making,
that are based on ethical and moral values, criteria, that are inclusive, and take into account those who have little, and that little is in danger of being eliminated, criteria that place greater importance on integrity than on accumulating material wealth, criteria that place greater importance, that focus on the long term impact of short term strategies, criteria where we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, even if nobody else does. criteria, where we stand by our word, we live by our creed. And we act according to our values concerned about leaving a legacy of honor for those who will come after us. When we read the seal of Rasulullah saw Salaam we realized
that the world he lived in was uncannily similar to the one that we live in today, in terms of its strengths, its focus of attention, and its problems.
This gives us great hope, when we look at learning leadership lessons from his life, because if the problems were alike, if they were like our own, and they were solved using his methods, then we have reason to believe that those methods will transcend the centuries and come to our aid today, when we are reeling under the negative impact of the forces that we face. A tried and tested method which works is preferable to a theory that is new, and add best experimental, especially when that method was divinely inspired. And the one in implementing it was divinely guided. Such a method can never fail. History is witness to this.
My brothers and sisters conflict is inevitable. Bringing real relationships and breaking hearts is not the key word which makes all the difference is eg o ego. And that is our attitude. That is why I began this series with my quote, attitude drives behavior, behavior drives results. I want to give you another one here. attitude is not everything. attitude is the only thing. Vince Lombardi, the famous coach of Green Bay Packers said winning is not a one time thing. It is an all time thing. Winning is a habit, unfortunately, so is losing my brothers and sisters, Welcome to the world of losers, the world of the global Muslim Ummah, May Allah forgive us but we have become a people who
like to talk of our ancient past, a lot of it conveniently sanitized to remove all offending material, the only material which would have been able to change our destiny if only we learned from it, but we believe that it is better to hide it than to face the reality. The reality however, is that not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed. Unless it is faced. As they say, I met the enemy, the enemy is me.
The solution is very simple.
accept that as a solution. Very simple. Accept that even you can be wrong and say sorry, apologize, forgive and remember the lesson so that you don't repeat the mistake. In this context, context, I want to present to you the next Ayat of surah that we have been studying to understand what Allah subhanaw taala tells us about remaining together. I can say with total certainty,
that if I ask any Muslim anywhere, to tell me the single most critical problem that we face, he or she will tell me that
divisions in the oma.
We all agree that we are divided. So what's the solution? It is to go back to the Sunnah and to the era of rasuna salah and see how he brought people together people who are divided as divided as we are. And he was a but he was able to forge a single community which became benchmarks to the world. That is a blessing of divine guidance, the miracle of a pseudo Salah, which is with us to this day. The Quran is divine is divine. It is not a creative thing. It is the color of Allah. It is his speech and His revelation. This is a proven fact, with incontrovertible evidence. It is a part of our creed to believe this with complete certainty. The one who denies the divine nature of the Quran
has left Islam, may Allah Subhana Allah, Allah tala directed us and said
we're in boy for tiny mini mini Nakata, aloof as Li Hua you know Houma for him but the Hama Island hora de la dee da ve fi illa amarilla. fain for us Leo by you know whom I
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tune for us likho Bay in Hawaii Coca Cola, La La como Harmon, Allah subhanaw taala said and if two parties or groups among the believers for to fighting between themselves, then make peace between them both. But if one of them rebels against the other, then you fight all of them against that one, which rebel still it complies with the command of Allah. Then if it complies, then make reconciliation between them justly and be equitable. Verily, Allah subhanaw taala loves those who are equitable.
The believers are nothing else than brothers. They are nothing but brothers in Islam. So make reconciliation between your brothers and fear. Allah subhanho wa Taala his displeasure that you may receive mercy. There has been no rule of Allah Hedy about this ayah it says, I received Nevada Delano deleted. I said, You're so lost.
Why do you? Why don't you visit Abdullah ignobly casola Silla Salaam decided to go and visit him. He monitored and asked and add the Muslims walked and the Muslims walked with Him. It happened that the ground was full of
manure. So under Windows Hello, Sara salon reached Abdullah. Even in a way he said keep away from me. The stench of your ass is offending me. A man from the answer said to him by Allah. The ask of the messenger the donkey of the Messenger of Allah smells better than you.
One of the men of the lab nearby got hungry. Then the men of both parties became angry because of what was said. They exchanged blows and they hurled leafless bomb leaves and sandals at each other. We heard that it was about them, that Allah subhanaw taala revealed that this particular is this was narrated by Buhari from Mossad and by Muslim from Muhammad.
Abdul Allah narrated Abu huraira delanco Rasul Allah says Allah Sallam said, the gates and the doors of the garden, meaning Jenna are open on Monday and Thursday. Every Muslim slave who does not associate anything with Allah is forgiven, except for the man who has enmity between him and his brother. It is said leave these two until they have made a reconciliation leave these two until they have made reconciliation. And this is in Mata
Ilana reported Rosaura Salama saying the deeds of people would be presented every week on today's namely Monday and Thursday. And every believer is forgiven. Every believer
would be granted pattern would be forgiven except the one in whose heart there is rancor against his brother. And it will be said leave them and put them off until they reconcile and this isn't, say Muslim. Allah subhanaw taala directs us about what we should do when faced with the conflicts faced with conflict between two people or two groups of people. That was around data told us to be fair and just not to side with our own friends and relatives. But to just in another place. The last one does it Yeah, you will arena
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Allah subhanaw taala.
insulted mizar, the famous Ayah which as we know, Harvard Law School, put it up on the wall and called it the finest definition of justice.
ever done a lot about that I said, all you believe, stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah subhanho wa Taala even if it is against yourselves or your parents or your kin, be Richard for Allah is a better protector to both than yourself. So do not follow the lust of your heart, lest you may avoid justice. And if you distort your witness, or refuse to give it Verily Allah subhanaw taala is ever well acquainted with what you do. Allah tala in this beautiful Isaiah Karima. Allah
the principle of justice in Islam, as I mentioned to you desire it was was displayed on the on the wall of Harvard Law School as an exemplary statement that shows the pinnacle of justice that Islam advocates, many people send me this news. And the internet was buzzing with what Howard law school had done. I wonder how how many of those who were clicking there, my sending this is all over the internet took a moment to look into their own lives to see what they were doing with respect to ensuring justice to their wives, and husbands, their brothers and sisters, and to those in the own circle of influence. Remember our brothers and sisters, that the Quran and the hadith of our solar
system came to be read and implemented in our lives, not simply to be forwarded on the internet. So the first principle that is being emphasized is that we must ensure that justice is done, no matter who is involved. Now,
think about this, that Allah started with yourself meaning stand as a witness to Allah against yourself means what means if you are wrong admitted, don't keep insisting on this. Don't keep denying it. Don't keep making justifications. Don't keep trying to defend it. Don't go into denial. If you are wrong, you are wrong, admitted stated, apologize, be contrite, change yourself. And then the people inside if somebody is wrong, doesn't matter. Maybe your parents, maybe your children, maybe your your siblings, if they are wrong, they are wrong, stand for justice against them, meaning tell them to come back to track.
So the first principle that is being emphasized is that we must ensure that justice is done, no matter who's involved, that we are directed then we are directed that if one of the parties reneged on the agreement and goes back on their word, then we must side with the party that honored the agreement to ensure that justice is done. But if those who returned to the truth, then there must not be any more enmity against them. Allah subhanaw taala directly ordered us to reconsider, create and make peace between our brothers. Islam accepts
and understands that justice is the cause of peace. And so the focus is on establishing of justice. is a very, very beautiful story. In the in the time of Louisa selam actually the time of Southern our Katara Delano
say the number of Iran who used to when there was any war booty that came to Medina seven out of the land was to distribute it and he used to give it to the people who fought in the Battle of mother first so this was a it was his custom the battery and have always had a special status with Alice Renata and among the Muslims and there is a beautiful Heidi's who are also Salaam mentioned this to Giovanni salah and debate Islam said even among the Malaika that is the the order of proceedings who took part in the Battle of butter have a higher status and they are honored and respected more than the other America.
So one time said that I know there are some some good clouds which came as what booty and
Delano distributed this among the among the Sahaba. Now
after that one Friday, say the number of the line who was giving the homework and I'm talking about the way
have standing for justice and not having rancor in the heart against our brothers.
So said an hour ago
as was the normal thing he was amid. So in the hood, he said, yeah he will live in a armano Atilla t Rasulullah.
This is from sort of the Messiah. He said, oh you will believe, obey Allah. Obey the messengers, Allah Allah and obey those who in authority amongst yourselves
serve alpha zero the law who was sitting in front.
He raised his hand and he said, we will obey Allah, we will obey the messenger selasa but we will not obey you.
Imagine this is happening in the in Masuda Nava Sharif
in Juma which means the masjid is full, says an hour 11 was the halifa.
At this time, there was you know, all the Sahaba of
all the shadow Bashara, the people who have been provided promised Jenna except ocasio Delano, they were all present.
And the budget was full of people. And in front of all of them.
Samantha Delano is questioning the middle woman
and he's challenging him. He's saying we will obey Allah. We will obey Rasul Allah. But we will not obey you
see the behavior?
Says Robert didn't tell him You are insulting. You have no right to talk like this. I am the mayor. You know, who are you that says an hour of the law who
listened to what he had to say. He remained silent
for a little while. Then he asked him he said oh my brother, very, very politely he said, Oh, brother. Tell me why do you say that?
Why did you say that you will obey Allah and you will obey our source and Salaam but you will not obey me. What have I done? Have I made a mistake?
Some of us said yes.
He said in the booty that we got the cloth that we got. Each of us got one length of this cloth. But I see you are wearing two lengths of that cloth. So you are unjust. And if you are unjust, then we don't have to.
Once again say that our Delano did not testify. He just kept silent.
Abdullah Abdullah Omar Delano, my son, he stood up and he said to say the Salma alfonsina Delano. He said, Yeah, he said my uncle.
I gave my cloth, which was my share to my father, because my father is a big man. One length of clauses is not sufficient for him. So I gave my
piece of cloth as a gift to my father, so that he could make a proper garment for himself.
saloner vasila. Delano immediately turned to seven hour.
And he said Alhamdulillah Robbie alameen we will obey Allah, we will obey the messenger, Salah Salah, and we will obey you. And he said,
I think about this beautiful exchange. Here is a matter which is a matter of extreme importance. And this is which is why salmaan Farsi raised it in the masjid in Juma.
He got an answer, which proved that his assumption about an hour was wrong. Right. What did you
think of I was thinking about this incident and I was the first thought that came to my mind was that obvious thing would be for salmaan vasila. Delano to raise this matter, which say that Omar delanco, privately, after this whole thing is over. I mean, these were these people were they were they were not just friends, they were like brothers to one another, they loved each other, they hugely respected each other. So it is not as a sermon, Fazio Delano didn't have access to second hour he had complete access to certain Amara, he could have asked this question to him at any time, other than in the middle of June.
Why do you do that? And then it occurred to me that salmaan version of the law was actually helping say that he was actually doing a favor to say that
by asking this question at that time, you know, what the fever was? The fever was that I'm sure in that, in that modulus in that home. There were many people who had the same doubt. But they were afraid to speak before.
Rama delana was was among those people who are like given this persona two, which was very often very awesome. And people, you know, used to get afraid of say the novel, not because they're never threatened anybody. It was just that he was a very
Impressive man he was a he was somebody that that you that struck or in your heart. So people were hesitant to speak in front of him obviously in Juma and no one else would have questions as normal. And but they would have had the doubt they would have gone away from there, they would have whispered to one another. They it could have created a lot of unnecessary drama and say that Amara delana would not even be aware of that perhaps until it was too late. So Sandra, say salmonella Vasco de la who actually did a favor by asking this question openly so everyone hears and you can imagine a lot of those people who had the same doubt in their minds, they are thinking to themselves
or very good. Solman Farsi asked Alexi what he says, Let us see what he says they are having this thought in their hearts, and they got a satisfactory answer. Their hearts are clean, their doubt is clarified that this is how does ABA behaved, they didn't try to pull each other down. They didn't try to damage each other's reputation, they try to help each other. That is why wrestlers are upset the one who covers the force of his brother in this life, Allah will cover his faults on the Day of Judgment. So the first principle that is emphasized is that justice must be done, no matter who's involved, then we are directed. And as I mentioned, this Islam, x
illustrata is telling us that we must
side with the person who is who is just an who's fair.
Now, let me
think about this.
Another one. When does sudarsan conquered Makkah, he had his mortal enemies, who had tortured him dispossessed him, killed his companions and hounded him out of his home in his hand, they were in his hand.
They were in his power to do whatever he will with them. Now before we look at what he actually did, let me ask you a question. Those who dislike and slander and about whom you hold enmity in your heart. Did any one of them dispossessed you? Did that person torture you? Did that person kill your family? Or companions? Or did that person drive you out of your home? If not, then how is it that you say that you love our service or salon, but you don't do what he did. That is our problem. We are prepared to die we say we are prepared to die for a pseudo Santa. But we are not prepared to differ Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam when he had his enemies in his hand.
He didn't eliminate enemies, he eliminated enmity. He did not eliminate his enemies. He eliminated enmity. He forgave them, and thereby put an end to enmity forever. If you think about this,
if as old as a wrestler has had extracted revenge, as was his right, some enemies would have been eliminated. But enmity would have got a new lease of life and would have poisoned his life and would have poisoned his mission forever.
Imagine how much of how many Gerges people were born, how many people would have carried that,
that hatred and pass it on. by forgiving his enemies. He took the wind out of their sails. He took the wind out of their sails, and he made them his slaves without tying a single chain around their necks or ankles.
you know what amazes me? In this era? When I
read about Fatah maka is not only did rosol as a solemn Not, not only did he not punish his enemies, not only did he not kill his enemies, he did not even seek compensation for what he lost for what they took away from him. He didn't even say you took away my house to go to my property. It was worth so much now pay me that money.
What amazes me even more Is that okay? He had this big heart. He could take this kind of a thing. But what about his companions? What about the Sahaba? What about our Baka and Omar and others? What about the margerine, who left Makkah and left behind everything. They lost everything completely. They're left with the claws on their bodies, nothing else. Yet when they came back to Marcus conquerors, not one single of them, not one single one of them extract revenge. And not one single one of them asked to be compensated for what he or she lost.
pletely amazing generation of people's vanilla, We are so fortunate we are so lucky that we have such a an amazing role model and role models for us to look at.
But if I want to ask myself, how must I behave in that situation in a situation where I have my enemies in my power, the template is the life of a solo solo, do what Solo Solo Solo did?
Right? My brother and sisters, what had to be said has been said. Now all that remains is for us to act.
Because for results to happen, it's action, not speech, which matters. Once again, before we
close the lesson, I remind myself, I knew that the purpose of all these lessons is amor, the purpose of all these lessons is for us to practice them in our lives. And for that, we have the template which we use, which is what will I start doing? What should I stop doing? What will I continue to do? So I request you to when you are finished listening, I hope you have been taking notes. If you haven't been taking notes, listen again, take notes and say, what is it that I currently do not do, which I must start doing? What is it that I am currently doing, which I should stop doing? And what is it that I am currently doing, which is good. So I must continue to do that now, consciously, and
from a position of confidence.
At the end of the day, it's only the results that we can take home. At the end of the day. It's only our actions which count as they say an action speaks actions speak louder than words, a picture's worth 1000 words. What is that picture? That picture is the picture that we showed the world you know, and I know that people who are not Muslim, they are not reading the Quran. They are not reading the Syrah and synonymous or Salah they are looking at you they are looking at me. And they are saying this is Islam with some sometimes end up feeling that this is unfair. I say to you that it is absolutely fair. Islam is a way of life. If people want to see this way of life, where must
they look at look for it, other than in the lives of Muslims?
Isn't it? I mean, think about that. This is a way of life. Islam is not a theory. Islam is not not simply a theology. Islam is not a concept. It's not a philosophy. Islam is the name of a practice, where most people see that practice except in the lives of those who claim to practice that practice.
Islam is a Deen, it's a way of life, where most people look for it, except in the life of Muslims.
I invite you lovers and sisters, think about this. And ask yourself this question and say, what is it that I can do what I must do in order to ensure that my life becomes a living, walking, talking model of Islam?
Because only when that happens only when my life becomes a living, walking, talking model of Islam? Will my life then become a means of guidance for others.
As long as there is a gap between my work and my talk, credibility will fall through that gap.
People don't care what you say until they see what you do.
People will not respect Islam, they will not look at Islam positively. They will not think of Islam as an as it as a lifestyle choice for themselves. Until they see what you and I as Muslims are doing. If what you and I as Muslims are doing is good and beautiful, and It impresses them. Then people will inquire and they will ask questions about what makes us tick. What is Islam they will ask this question, but they will not ask that. If by seeing us they are being put off. When by seeing us. They are being repelled. If that happens, they're not interested in Islam. ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to become living walking, jogging models of the way of a solo solo for
us to become standard bearers of Islam or Salahuddin Abdul Karim Allah Allah He was savage made erotica Rama hibino.
salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.