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Al-Isra wa Al-Me’raj
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Cara Mia even more saline. Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira kathira for mavado My dear brothers and sisters
you know our
lesson on living Islam
let me talk to you about
the one of the most significant
events in the Sierra for salsa Salaam and therefore also by inference in our religion itself, which is the use of our mirage of horizontal lines or center. The story of the journey, Night Journey that Allah subhanaw taala caused for his
raso Katana v cedar mursaleen Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah highly, highly who was said,
to begin let us remember what Allah subhanaw taala ordered us and said, out we live in a shaytani r rajim Bismillah aloha Rama Rahim in the life of a Mullah. You got the whole saloon Island Navy. Yeah. Are you her Latina Amano, San Luis Valley he was suddenly motus Lima Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad you know Allah Allah Muhammad Ali, Ibrahim Ahmed Ali wilhemina gamida Medina, alarm about a guy named Mohammed Mohammed
Ibrahim A while early Why am I in the Gambia Majid
my brothers and sisters I remind you of myself
we have been blessed with a religion
the truth which has come to us from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And the means by which this truth was conveyed to us was Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah Allah highly while he was able to sell.
Islam stands, the five pillars of Islam, which we talk about
these five pillars of Islam, if you can imagine a tent
with five pillars with five
That five pillar the tent
needs the center port.
Without the center pole, the tent would collapse even with the five pillars
and that center pole
is the sadaqa is the truthfulness of mohammadu Rasul Allah is another highly, highly useable seller.
Why don't we talk about that specifically, because it is like the air we breathe.
If I ask you what is necessary for good health, if you go to a doctor and ask him what is necessary for good health,
it's very likely that practically every single doctor in the world is going to talk to you about what you eat, what you drink,
the importance of not abusing your body, the importance of not taking drugs and tobacco and smoking and all of that the importance of good and regular aerobic exercise.
The doctor might also talk to you about the importance of maintaining your positive, healthy mindset and so on and so forth. Almost no doctor will talk to you about the importance of breathing.
And that's not because breathing is not important.
If you stop breathing, you're dead.
And that's the reason why
when the doctor is not mentioning breathing, it's not because it's not important, but because it is so overwhelmingly important that it is obvious.
So also the sadaqa the truthfulness, the integrity
of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam is so intrinsic It is so central. It is so critical
to Islam that many times we don't mention it specifically.
And that's not because we don't think it's important but because we think
It is so critically important that it should be obvious.
The simplest example
and perhaps the most powerful example is if I asked you
who is the author of the Quran?
What is the Quran you will say the author of the Quran is Allah subhanho wa Taala himself and the Quran is kalaam Allah, it is the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And if I ask you, what is the proof of that? What is the delille for this? Why must I believe you? Why do you believe that?
What is your answer? If you ask me
why I say
is the word of Allah, it is the speech of Allah.
What will I tell you?
I will tell you, I say that, because mohammadu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam said it.
I said because my Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said it. And I believe mine, Abby, last period finished.
To me, there is no delille
in the universe, which is more significant,
more powerful than the word of Mohammed Salah Haile he was
I want to begin this talk about our marriage with this specific thing, because this is the most important lesson or matter that we will deal with in this talk. In this incident,
so Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned. And remember, this ayat of surah, toliara, came after the event, not before the event. After the event, the event happened, which is the journey, then Rasulullah sallallahu, returned to his people. Then he spoke to them he told them about this and all that happened is I had not been revealed.
At that time.
Those who did not go to the eyes and say See what I'm saying Allah is confirming here is what Allah is saying, No.
The IR came later.
Those who believed Mohammed Salah Salem believed because they believed Muhammad Salah
those who did not believe him,
did not believe it.
We begin with the eyes because this is the one
and as I told you, how do we know this is the Quran? Because Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us this
idea, bear witness
that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah Subhana Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah and that Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah Allah Allah He while he was I was lm is His Messenger and his last and final messenger after all, there is no messenger, I bear witness, that is that there is nobody on the face of the earth, in the universe ever created, who was more truthful than Warhammer Salalah Holly was and why bear witness that he is the most truthful of all the creatures of Allah.
And Allah knows who he created in what a great
my brothers and sisters Allah subhanho wa Taala said, I will be Humira. shaytani r rajim Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim.
So by Han Allah the sohrabi either de la elemental masjidul harav e Ll masa de Ville, Arkansas,
Al Masjid de la casa de la cara Hola Hola, Maria who mean? Dena. In? Who was me all bossley
Allah subhana wa benezet All Glory be to the one who took his slave. Abba de
hombres Allah is Allah by night.
middle Masjid al haram al al Masjid Al Aqsa from Al Masjid al Haram in Makkah to Al Masjid Al Aqsa in our courts
who surroundings we have blessed
Barack in a holo linaria home in IR Deena to show him some of our signs
Indeed, in the who, who was Samuel Busey in, referring to Allah subhanaw taala
indeed is the all hearing and all seeing
The context of this journey
does happen at a time but as well as SLM was facing intense hardship and pain, a lot of suffering
when they had been his his Dr. De barro, Hashim had been banished
into the cevapi daddy
and during that period are also an asylum.
had that year is called the AMA Lawson, the year of sorrow,
your sadness here of grief
and during this period as soon as salaam lost two of his two people who he loved
more than anyone else, and one was his
wife, our mother has digital Cobra velana and the second was his uncle Abdullah, who was his protector and allies throughout his life.
In addition to the these two, calamities, tragedies, bereavements Rasul Allah says Allah went to dive
they've been heard is that Allah Allah know.
And to see if you could get some support from the monster cave.
And they're the people of dive there, there are three chiefs rejected him, and then they cause their
their followers to ridicule him and hurt him and injure him.
And they stoned him sallallahu Sallam and they've been hired is all the law or the law No.
And we know that whole story.
So as soon as asylum was in the state of
great pain and suffering and rejection,
this becomes we are talking about the, to some extent the physical to some extent, the mental anguish. But think about the spiritual language of this as well because here is the person who is suffering. This is not somebody who is an ordinary person is not somebody who is you know, who can who can put it down to saying that, well, you know, my life I've been disobeying Allah Anyway, I've been indulging myself. So maybe the suffering is because of that. Here is the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Here is the one who was sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala, to do his work. And here is the one who was doing his work.
So think about this, that here is somebody who was sent by Allah subhanaw taala, to do something, and he is doing that thing. yet.
In the context of that, in the pursuit of that, in the work in doing the work of Allah Serrano, that is Dean to the best of his ability
to a level of excellence that cannot possibly be matched by anyone on the face of the earth. Ever.
What, what is the expectation if you're if you are doing the work of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And if you
are doing it to the best of your ability,
what would you expect? What do you feel you have the right to expect?
If you ask me, I would say well, you know, if I'm doing the work of Allah subhanho wa Taala and if I'm doing this work, well, then I expect the help of Allah subhanaw taala I expect protection. Expect the angels to come barging in if there is some problem.
If people are throwing stones at me, I expect a loss valterra to put four shield on me. So the stone bounces of the shoulder goes back and hits the guy who threw the stone.
Right? I mean, I would have all these expectations.
But what happened to the one who had every right to have such expectations? None of this happened. Angels did not come barging in forcefields didn't didn't deploy.
The stone hit him it injured him.
Because the life of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam
is a template.
It is a framework for the rest of mankind of humankind, to learn
how to live this life.
So Allah Serrano data even though Allah subhanho wa Taala had the power to do anything he wanted.
Allah subhanho wa Taala caused and allowed
also those of the salon to suffer these things.
And then he supported him and he protected him and he strengthened him in a way where his reaction to these difficulties and calamities and grievance is a lesson for us and for all of mankind till the Day of Judgment.
And that's why I say if you want to know how to behave in loss, look at the life of an Amazon seller. If you want to learn how to behave when you have victory. Look at the life of Muhammad Salah if you want to learn how to behave in very when you have when you are bereaved, may Allah protect you. But if we live long enough, that has to happen.
Look at the life of Muhammad.
If you want to know how to behave in facing difficulty, look at the life of Muhammad Salah if you want to know how to behave, when you are facing plenty, and joy and wealth and power and friendship and influence.
Look at the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So when all of these difficulties piled up,
Allah subhana wa Danner
gave us all of this gift.
And the gift or the journey of Elisa.
like any gift, almost
every gift of Allah is a test.
Every gift to the test.
And this journey of is our marriage was a test was a severe test. It was a gift, no doubt about that.
But it was a huge test. It was a test from a muscle cell himself. And it was a test for all the people who heard that story.
And that's why I told you the ayat came later. Because once the ayat came,
then this was confirmation
of what Mohammed Salah Salam had said confirmation by Allah Subhana Allah and beyond which there is no authority.
But until the confirmation came,
this was a test.
One of the very important lessons also to learn is
the lesson of the Mayas of Allah that Allah is with you wherever you are.
When I like gives you a test is not dumping you into the middle of the ocean and abandoning you and as far as Allah is with you is holding your head
Allah subhanaw taala supporting you
might also use bother loosely use
along with hardship, there is is after hardship there is is
when the story itself, as we all know, and I'll briefly go through that, but also as an asylum.
And this is what Mr. Salim told us
the night in, in southern Sudan and as I know it is mentioned at the 27th of Raja
beneva Salah was sleeping in the hedger
next to the Kaaba Jubilee, Salah lamb came and woke him up and led him to a white beast called Brock
and the root word is bark,
which means lightning. Then we have the same word in Urdu and Farsi.
For lightning also mounted this creature and they began the journey
towards Jerusalem alkaloids as much as the Luxor
the at several points along the journey. Jubilee Salaam stopped the Brock and and told us as a seller to dismount and pray. The first prayer the first stop was at Medina in those days the name was yesterday.
And soon after this died who Salam would meet the answer, and then he would migrate to.
The second stop was where I must have done a spoke to Maasai Salaam which was Mount Sinai.
And that's where Allah subhanaw taala revealed the Torah to Musashi Salah.
The third stop was
at Bethlehem, where he Sally Salaam, was,
The fourth stop was the grave of masala salam, which was
in Bihari, it says it was just below it was a stone's throw from the sacred land from Jerusalem, below the red sand hill.
And finally, the Sorcerer's alum reached almost the Luxor
now waiting inside where all the mBiA mussalam
supposed to be 124,000 of them,
Jubilee Salaam, chakra sources
around all of them to the front, and he is another highly solemn lead them all in Salah.
Then Allah subhanaw taala caused
him to ascend into the skies from the place today which we know as the Dome of the Rock. In those days, of course, there was no dome
and also seldom
saw many miraculous sites there are many Hadees concerning this, of course, I'm not going to go into all of them here. And also he met many of the Gambia, Allah Salam on different levels of the heavens. In the first heaven he met otherwise Salaam in the second Heaven, he made yahia li Salam and easily Salaam in the third heaven he made usefully Salaam in the fourth heaven he met Idris Ali Salaam. In the fifth, he met her on release Salaam. In the sixth, he met Mousavi Salaam, and in the seventh he met Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam. And they all said to him welcome or bias profit and bias brother and this is in Bukhari
otherwise Salaam and he sadly Salam called him bias son. The other said by his brother Natalie salami Brian was set up I called him by a son because that is the descent of our solar solar.
They are also his direct other reason of course, for all of us at the Grand Slam was the direct
descendant or direct ancestor of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam,
my brothers sisters.
At the end of this journey, Russell's s&m was brought into the Divine Presence of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we do not know the actual nature of this and Allah knows best.
And of course, we do not try to imagine the scene or something like that, because this is not from our belief is not from Aki that we try to imagine that which Allah has not
told us directly.
Now this is where
now Musa Salam was given a gift,
of great honor for himself, as well as his oma. And that was the gift of Salah.
All other commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala came via dubray salaam to the oma
on the earth,
except one, and that is Salah. Salah was a command of Allah subhanaw taala given directly to a source of Salaam in the heavens, above the seventh heaven. When Rasul Allah sallallahu Sallam was in the presence of another man.
It's a gift of great honor because Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we know the whole story of you know how it was 50 Salawat and came to five and the unfortunate way in which it is described usually is as if it was 50 salaat and it was, you know, such a big burden and it was reduced because of Musashi Sam's advice. Raja salam to five
Please try to understand this is the problem of how we narrate things.
Effectively what Allah subhanho wa Taala gave originally IT resources was the permission to come into His presence and be in his presence 24 hours
divide 24 by 54
Roughly half an hour every half an hour.
And the fact that this was reduced to five is not because the 50 was a burden How can an honor be a burden?
It's like you go into the presence of a king and the king gives you a truckload of gold coins right in dumps the truck comes and dumps bro. Got a pile of gold like that.
What do you want to say? Just give me five that's enough.
If you did that you would be insane right?
You will do your best to guard away every single gold coin that is in that pile. No matter what no matter how much trouble you had to you had to take because you see that this is such an enormous it's such an such an enormous wealth.
Let me say give you another reason because of that forget about gold coins. I was in the king called you and said you I'm giving you permission to be in my court 24 hours
what would you do? I will tell you again give me five minutes to get a sleeping bag.
And then I'm going to go and park myself in this court I will I won't go anywhere because if I'm in the presence of the King 24 hours What does it mean it's not a dead present you're not you're not a chair.
When you are in the presence of the king, it means you are looking at the king you are talking to the king The king is talking to you that you ask anything the one who can give you everything is right there in front of you. Whatever you ask will be accepted will be given figuratively speaking Tallulah hola I'm sorry, we don't compare are not working. And we I'm not saying you are talking to Allah as you are talking to me.
But I'm saying that is the honor now who no matter who gives any advice who's going to go and say give me less?
So the Salah, the Salawat were reduced to vibe as a matter of ease.
Not because the 50 were a burden, but because physically it would be tough.
It's not a burden to carry away a truckload of gold coins is not a burden, but obviously it can't be done just like that.
So the person might say Your Majesty give me a credit card.
With those with those truckload of gold coins in it, that easy one we put the karma bog and I'm gone. Instead of carting away all these coins, so this was the $5 ones.
But then, Allah subhanho data
well, molecule Hakuna Lai la la hora bhullar shil Karim.
What Allah gives you never takes back so Allah subhanho wa Taala has given the reward of 50 so Allah Subhana Allah says, Take five but the reward is still the same, which is 50
This is Allah Salah is an honor.
Salah is a gift Salah is a NEMA Salah is not a burden.
So the two lessons which we learned from Esau marriage number one
is the Salah Sato Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam the truthfulness of Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah.
And the second lesson
is that Salah
is a gift, it's an honor.
It's a huge, huge source of strength.
as soon as I was brought back to aleksa and returned to Makkah
on the way,
he saw several caravans
wish he would later describe
to the garage as proof that he made this journey.
And this whole journey took
less than a night and Allah knows exactly how much time
this is just
the point I want to make for you.
is, as I mentioned in the beginning,
the fact that this journey is that our Mirage
think such an amazing event, but it was also
such a enormous test.
When we returned to Makkah, the first person he mentioned this to was my man, Baraka,
who was a black African woman who later are married. They've been harissa. alano
and Osama bin Laden, who is their son?
Now, when he mentioned this journey to my man, robiola, ha ha.
She said to him,
I believe you. But don't tell this story to anybody else.
She was the only person who saw Roswell as an asylum. From the day he was born as a newborn baby till the day he died. only person in his whole life and all the people in his life, the only person who saw him as an infant.
Now, of course, you took care of him as well.
An infant meaning literally newborn, because when I, the mother of all seldom gave birth to him, oh, my mother was there.
And she was with him until he died.
She said to him, I believe you, but don't tell anybody else.
But of course, the solar system had been mandated to do that.
So when he went out, and he announced to people,
those who heard him the crash, of course, they had a laugh, they had a big, you know, blast. It's an odd kind of, you know, stuff is this. I mean, you traveled from Africa to Jerusalem, and then you went to the seven heavens and you came back and what not?
What reached I would,
I would call gamma running literally. And he said to him, and he came in, he said, Yeah, Mohamed Salah.
Tell me the story.
So that's what narrated the whole story of his ministry.
He listened carefully. Then he said, Tell me,
are you going to stick by the story? Or will you change your word? Will you say no, I never said this. I didn't mean is. That's what I said no, where is the question? I mean, this happened to me.
And I am narrating this to you. And I am I will say the same but yes. I will just said I have it now. This is the proof I needed.
That was a solemn is false.
He went on announced he called everybody to come, come, come come and listen to the story.
And listen to the story. And he mentioned the story again and they had a blast. They laughed and laughed as he now we know he's, he's false.
Somebody from that crowd went to Abubakar acidic rhodiola Juana
and said, Do you know what your friend is saying?
rustlers are certain that
what is being mentioned also the position omega Delano. When somebody goes to him and said, Do you know what your friend is saying? He doesn't have to ask which friend.
This is the among the many, many files
of our currency the man who is one of this, this is one of them. That when somebody says to him your friend, he doesn't have to ask who's that friend?
So he said, What is he saying to the 12? Just say this is what your friend is saying that he went from Majid from Makkah to Jerusalem and then it was seven heavens and he came back and whatnot.
This is my point.
aboubakar galanos response to that
is the principle of authentication of this.
He said, If he said it, I believe if he said it, it is true.
So what is the principle? The principle is that when we get something from Rasul Allah is Allah.
What do we look at?
Do we look at how feasible is it? How scientifically valid is it? How possible is it? Could it have happened could not have happened? Or do we look at Did he say it?
We look at Did he say it?
If he said it, we believe, no matter how implausible it looks, no matter how scientifically impossible it looks, and you know why? It's not because we don't respect science is because
We do respect science and science and by respecting science we know that science as we know it today
is our knowledge of science, which is not complete. And it is not what can possibly happen. Because there was an our own experience tells us that because much in the past, that we did not think possible, but which is possible today.
So far the Creator of the heavens and the universe and the earth, anything is possible.
So, this is one of the problems that some Muslims have.
And among some sects, they say that this journey of resolve Mirage happened in a dream.
But also did not say I had a dream. Allah did not say I took my interview from Alma at the Luxor to musty smell from muscle hora de mucha laksa
in a dream.
Our Akita is rasuna Santa Salam went in his body.
Now, you might say, well, how is that possible? two answers. Number one, we do not know how it is possible.
And we do not need to know how it is possible.
Because if Allah said it happened, we believe it happened. Number two,
even today, theoretically speaking, if you look at quantum physics,
and if you look at what is called interdimensional travel, which is still in the realm of theory,
this world of ours is comprised of what's called four dimensions, length, width, height, and time.
And out of these four dimensions, time already is a dimension which is which varies.
The length or day depends on the resolution of the earth around the sun.
So the length of a day on Mercury is different from the length of a day on Mars, from a length of a day on Jupiter from a length of a day on the earth.
So if I'm sitting on earth, and I say one year somebody on Mercury, for him that one year is something else, somebody on Jupiter for him that one year is something else.
So if you look at quantum physics and inter
dimensional travel, Marysol Mira is more than possible. There's no problem at all. imagining that theoretically speaking absolutely nothing. But we don't go anywhere there. Believe me. From the Islamic point of view, we do not go there and we don't need to go there.
For us the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala is sufficient and honest. Data setswana lozi Asara the Abba de la la mina al Masjid al Haram, al al Masjid Al Aqsa, ledee Baraka Hola Hola, Nadia home, Anya Dena inaho Samuel basura mentioned is and that is a vision for us.
But imagine that test that Russell as an alum himself was undergoing because he had to tell this completely. It happened to him but he knew
how impossible it sounds to people.
When Baraka della Juana, oh, my mother advised him Don't tell the people he knew why she's saying that. There's no mystery.
But this was a test of no would
you say what Allah told you to say no matter what.
And the test for the believers which Abubakar Solano was the exemplary way of passing that test was Do you believe Mohammed sallallahu Sallam and that's why I began this whole thing by saying
everything begins with believing in the sadaqat in the truthfulness of Muhammad Rasul Allah sallallahu sallam. That is the central pole of the entire tent.
A little on somebody asked for the law, who said how do you how did you Why did you believe this? He said we believe something which are much more than this. He said we believe in Allah. Have you seen Allah?
We believe in the meeting with alarm the Day of Judgment.
We believe in Jana and Johanna.
We believe in the heaven then we believe in an RV be with the fire.
Have you seen all these things? Why do we believe that? Because Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam told us
so what's the difficult to believe? What is if there is Allah and he is the buddy Osama
Osama Walla Walla
Only Shane COVID He is the Creator the the, the maintain or the sustain or the the instigator the you know the initiator of everything and Allah subhanho wa Taala is capable of doing anything that he did this so much so difficult to believe that
so my submission to my brother and sisters takeaway number one, the truthfulness of Muhammad Rasul Allah is a lesson number two, our attitude towards the Hadees or source or Salah is that if he said it, we believe it meaning authentication if you say this we believe it is. We don't ask this that how what not swans on don't allow our limited knowledge of this world to take us down the road behind Jetta.
the importance of Salah
is our marriage is not just about a miraculous journey. It's about the hassle. What did he come back with?
He came back with a greatest gift which connects the ABS to that and that is why it also some called Salah Miraj will mean
he gave it the name of his own miraculous journey. He said the way I was taken from here to there, yo
can go from here to there without going anywhere. The stand is Allah Allahu Akbar. And you are standing before the throat before the throne of Robert Marshall Karim.
And he said in another place when the moment makes a joke he's making such that before the throne of man
has called us Mandela to illuminate our hearts with love for Muhammad Rasul Allah says Allah with love for Allah subhanho wa Taala and to make our lives completely and totally in obedience to Allah to Allah subhanho wa Taala which means on the Sunnah of Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah some final point as far as celebrations, lighting masajid wearing special clothes, eating special foods and cooking this and cooking that and doing this particular kind of Salah repeating this surah so many times and making this kind of wazifa all of this
is not from the Sunnah rasulillah salam did not tell us to do any of these things. So please don't do any of these things.
What he told us to do was to pray Our five for Salawat on time so do that.
By all means make dua by all means pray no avail by all means, ask Allah subhanho wa Taala and ask Allah Subhana Allah to give you what you asked him with higher and if you and to give you their after and and more than that from His Majesty and grace and generosity, but please do not fall into all kinds of customs and practices, which have no basis in Islam. Well, sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi
wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.