Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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me know salatu salam ala Muslim Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, this evening Cathedral Cathedral, we began with this session with asking this question that was my assignment
to you all to say, write something or think about what is my personal relationship with Muhammad Salallahu
Alhamdulillah we all believe in Islam, that is why we are Muslims. That's part of our core belief, there is no doubt about that. inshallah.
We are also aware at different levels of
whether we follow him properly, not properly, how much we follow him. Is it enough? Is it not enough? Do we obey everything he told us or we obey something, we don't obey something. So all of this also is very much part of our consciousness, we feel that, you know, we should do more, all of us, I think general statement, we can make the statement to say that all of us feel Yes, we should do more, we are not doing enough.
May Allah give us the ability and trophy to do more also?
The question, however, is not that that is not my question. My question to myself and to you all is what is my personal relationship with Muhammad. And I gave you the example of
my brother and friend Dr. Murthy.
And this applies to any any close friend of yours, the closer the friend, the moment you take that person's name, a whole lot of memories will flood in and it does something to you right inside inside. The closer the relationship your spouse, for example, if you will love your wife, your husband, that brings up those feelings, your children, for example, brings up those feelings.
That is what I'm talking about. Now, that happens, as Dr. Watson said, this is this doesn't happen out of the head, it has for that to happen, we have to know that what
I did, I can't have a relationship. I may know about the person but I need to know more about their life and so on. And then I need to be able to connect with that person in some way. Now, you might say well, how do I connect with somebody who died 1500 year 1400 years ago, right? We
lived in the seventh century. We are in the 21st century and you might say well, how do I connect with someone who lived so long back? inshallah we will talk about that we'll see how it is possible actually to connect with a solar service and I'm not talking about any esoteric, I'm not going to take you on a you know, time machine or something. I wish we could do that.
Very interestingly, the other day somebody, I think Dr. Ali mentioned this, he said the and that's one of my one of the many reasons why I envy the Sahaba. But the biggest reason I envy the Sahaba is that they had the opportunity to pray. Behind Rasul Allah is Allah holism. So they were praying and they were listening to a Koran being recited by the one who received the Quran you know today revealed a good Hari resides for me feel nice you know you just listening to the Koran deserve Mashallah very good. We are very nice to listen to this query. But imagine if you if you go to YouTube, you will find the announcement and they will be delighted to Quran we sold the lukari
saddle ROM the or whatever. Well, how about Cora, we sold Yukari Mohammed Mustafa sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
he's the one who received the color
and design behind him and they listen to the recitation of the one who received the
mean how beautiful that must have been. ask Allah to give us that opportunity one day inshallah. In general for those that wish I sort of mentioned this, he said Allah will call me to recite
the ask Allah to be among those who will sit there and listen inshallah,
there are two things that the Sahaba did with respect to this one was just the listening to the voice of Mohammed, Salah etc. The second thing is, the Sahaba were the only generation absolutely the only generation who had personal memories about the Kalam which was being recited.
No one else has that. Everyone else has knowledge about that as Babu the as Babu of the Quran, the circumstances of revelation of the Quran. For us, we also know that but we know this as a piece of history.
When Allah subhanaw taala revealed a certain Ayat of the Quran, what happened we know because we heard the history about it. We were not there.
Or the Sahaba. Were there.
The Sahaba were there
So when for example Allah subhanaw taala didn't think about this put yourself in that situation right? Stand imagine this visualize this. Stand in the SFX emerges and our we are Sharif
and you are in the SFX look to your right who's standing to your right.
So the Allahu Allah Allah who is standing on your left, one of the satara Allah Who is behind you who is on the other side of the line who's on the other side.
Think about this put yourself in that position. He was standing there who is in front? Mohammed Salah Allah Allah He was evolution. And then also Allah is on a Salam is dealing Salah Nebuchadnezzar statues, welcome Fatiha and then under a Surah Surah Sam says
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and as I was standing behind what are they thinking?
They know desire.
They know desire not only because they know the words Yeah, they know the eye because they know that when this ayah was revealed, we were the ones we went to.
We fell down on our knees before the power center center.
And we said to him, Yasser Allah,
Allah Subhana Allah who will decide
and Allah subhanho wa Taala said that he is or he will hold us accountable
for what we say and do and for what is in our hearts.
And we said, Yasser Allah How can we bear this?
We will be destroyed.
How can we bear the accounting of Allah subhanho wa Taala for what is in our hearts
This is going through their hearts and minds, because they were there. They were there when this was happening. The only generation which has that, that that great honor and significance. No one else has that. Not that Abba Not the other way.
Not anyone else the only generation who knows that is the Sahaba
and then the same whenever it comes to the next day. Mana rasuluh de la la neurobehavioral mucho una maravilla
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and they say well you gave us relief. You comforted us who taught us how to make
Imagine you're standing in this
Allah do not hold us accountable for our mistakes. And what we forget about Allah tala, Lina Islam.
Allah do not put burden on us like you put burden on those before us.
over our Filipinas over and above.
Allah forgive us and
forgive us, but Filipina again different way of phrasing forgiveness what Hamlet and have mercy on us
and give us victory over our enemies. Allah taught them to exist. So when does have our standing there and remember you are standing between them.
They are seeing this. They remember that day when this happened.
And then there is once I have
on another occasion you are standing there to observe
and a solar solar cell and research the earth.
And the solar Solar System says that there has been no Mahabharata.
And even among the Sahaba there is only one who has a personal memory of that Emily's
Well said, and then Abby's and the one they were to in the law and the reason law has an in the law, he said Have no fear and have no sadness. Verily, Allah is with us. Even among those who have, there's only one of them,
who has a personal memory of that. And that is
this is the Zealot.
I want to mention to you, the heavy songs
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as soon as I said on Monday, he said I wish I could meet my brothers.
Now, remember, two things I want to say to you, one is in the audience, you will find this kind of reference where a soldier services brothers most of the time his brothers brothers,
similarly, when we refer to that, I will say he right, we go before him, we asked him and so on. So, please understand that in the 70 languages, which is Arabic, which is Hebrew
and also the language is derived from the southern Semitic languages, which is which is Farsi and so on. There is a, what is called a semantic or linguistic gender,
semantic gender, and there is a biological gender.
English doesn't have that. Western languages don't have that this is a very typical thing of semantic language, there is a semantic gender, and there is a biological gender. A semantic gender is not referring to biology. So when you say brothers, it doesn't mean only the men brothers automatically means brothers and sisters.
Right? So it's a it means human beings.
So understand that because I don't want you to go away thinking that oh, I was, you know, chauvinistic or something I will.
Similarly when we say Allah He, people don't try and get into digital Why do you say he why why can't God be she? This is a mistaken understanding the or or lack of understanding of grammar. There is no he and she God is not he or she Allah. Lisa completely shaven was Samuel Bashir, Allah is not like anything in creation.
So when we say he, it is because of the semantic gender It's nothing to do with the biological gender. It will just to give you an example, since there are some Buddha speaking people here, if you take Japan
slippers, and I say, appy chapel, Maha Javelin, Rocky hit, if I say up key chapel Arakawa. pebbling Elijah.
Rocky we will.
mega Judah duta Mahara Kiwi. Kava. Do Taka, Taka Chappell? Manasa luta moussaka. Raka. To do tomorrow there is a porta potty.
But he's scared. This is a semantic gender is not a matter of male and female to understand this. So here Rasulullah Salah with this beautiful idea that vamos
nebuchadrezzar observed, I wish I could meet my brothers or brothers or sisters
The sudarsan said, You are my Sahaba You are my companions. But my brothers and sisters are those who have faith in me who believe in me, although they never saw me.
And this is in muslima. The reason I'm saying this audience to our brothers sisters, is to give you this Bashara to give you this glad tidings that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam called you his brothers.
I'm not saying that never himself. He said who are a mother. My brothers are those who have not seen me, but they believe in me. So Alhamdulillah we asked Allah subhanaw taala to include us among the brothers and sisters also Salah because he gave us this title.
He gave us the stack.
I was in Saudi Arabia once and I went to Dubai to a new budget. I had never prayed that before. It's a small Masjid and very beautiful and newly built Masjid. So I went there to pray Juma and the hottie young guy. He came and he began his football, his hobbies and the way he began his football he said oh brothers and sisters.
literally I mean, I, I could sit by the shotgun dummy.
He's talking to me.
Is it man is crazy or whatever remember, what do you say?
brother sister also
inherited that he sees that I'm not saying this is what I observed Salazar said he called you his brothers and sisters.
So think about this because the reason is, if we don't think about this, how will we develop a relationship with sources?
We build a relationship with a source and select based on this.
And that is the reason why Allah subhanho data gave us this instruction. That's why to me, what do you say? A little while earlier? That it's a strange thing. Why is it that we don't teach the Sierra as a subject in our religious institution, we should be teaching the Sierra the subject every single home on the Muslim home with the face on the face of the earth. Because this is the most beautiful example. Again, man, this is my statement, no doubt about that. But I'm not giving this to my state. But I am giving this to you as a statement of Allah subhanaw taala where Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this, and he said luck can Allah fie rasulillah he
Allah said the best example for you, verily are truly a good example for you the best example for you is the life of mine Aviva masala. And then he Allah qualified that. And he said Lehman, for whom? Lima Gara euregio la one, yo, Hera was sakamaki. For the one who looks forward to the meeting with Allah subhanho, who looks forward to the day of judgment.
And to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala a great deal. Like I said the other day, who will look forward to the day of judgment, when the day of judgment has been described by Allah subhanaw taala it's such or such and such. You know, I don't want us to have like, terrible and horrible, but I mean, very frightening drugs, who will look forward to that,
except the one who has this surety and this atomizer and this confidence, that inshallah that will not touch me,
because I will be protected from this
child. Who is that the one who lives life according to the way taught by Mohammed Hassan arisa.
Allah give us another version.
Even when somebody does this a lot shorter This is the best way to live your life like the like the life of resources, Allah and the one who does that. Allah subhanaw taala gave him a Bashara Allah gave him the glad tidings and a good news. And what is that? Allah smart? Allah said, Call in gunton to hipbone Allah, ha, foot w oni yo como la,
la La Whoa, hey, Allah smart Allah said Yama dry masala. say to them, tell them tell the people tell them what and tell who say to those who claim to love Allah subhana wa.
Pauline gunton to hibore Allah say to those who claim to love Allah subhanho wa Taala fuck Rooney, make my diva. Tell them to follow you.
And what will happen if they follow you? Yes.
Or no for him? Allah subhanho wa Taala will forgive your sins and Allah is the most forgiving, Most Merciful. Now, think about this. Allah use the
Allah did not say for attuning, Allah said for WD What's the difference? It will know how to Rasul Allah subhanaw taala use this word in the Quran many times, obey Allah and obey the law. So, here Allah is not talking obedience. here Allah is saying something which is different obedience. And what is that? It is emulation edema, the difference between that and Ativan. I mentioned this earlier a few days ago in the lecture, it that requires a instruction somebody gives an instruction and then the other person obeys or does not have it, but it does not require any instruction. It is a sign of love. A person emulates a person imitates because they love that person.
There is no instruction from the in many cases where we use it you see in society today people people dress like certain certain fashion
Cause they behave like certain people, you know famous stars or celebrities, the celebrity does not even know this man exists. He doesn't know you.
But you do that because you love that celebrity, you do that because you love that fashion icon. You want to even though sometimes people do thing which
which I hear you actually laugh at that. But the point is, this is an indication of love, it is an indication of love. So what does Allah say? Allah say, if they love me, if they claim to love me, tell them to show their love for you, by emulating you by by emulating you and if they emulate you,
that I will love them, you will become Allah, Allah will love you. And then what happens? basic minimum thing, you have
one law for a first thing which will happen boundary conditions Your sins are forgiven. Now beyond this, of course, Allah will give you much more but basic condition is your account is clear, which was generous yours, inshallah.
This is the reason why we must study the serum.
The Son of God
allowed us to say, he is to say my father used to call us and gather the family together and he would tell us and talk to us about the knife.
Right from the time of this habit, they did that they gathered them together. And they spoke about the life of
Alondra, like we said,
the purpose of these classes is, we are not here to simply sit and lament what has not been happening, but to start doing it. And that's why I began this by asking you, what is your relationship with mamasan? I want to leave that question with you. And think about that and say, What is your personal relationship with Muhammad Salallahu
alaihe salam, I think there is no way of me
doing justice to that. However, we begin and we
mentioned, Allah Subhana Allah Himself ordered us in Allaha or melodica, tahu soluna Nabi.
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with a steamer Allah ordered us to send salah and Salah on a solar cell. unless Allah says Allah, obviously the way Allah says Allah is different from ours. But in terms of the action, that is the same, but how Allah says Allah blesses, whereas we are asking Allah to bless, man, like you said, when we do that one time, as soon as as Adam said, If you said salatu salam on me one time, Allah subhanho wa Taala will send Sara on you, we bless you 10 times, for every single time we send salad on a visa setup, Allah will send 10 times on us
as a hobby given was a setup. And he said jasola I will.
I will dedicate one fourth one quarter of my Vicar
to sending Salat and Salam on you.
So as soon as that as Adam said, and listen to the words, that we shall listen, observe, if you increase that it is better for you.
You didn't say if you increase that better, homie? No. He said, If you increase that it is better for you. Because as like you said, it's almost like eating with to send one and you're getting 10. So it is something which is
benefiting the one who is doing it. That the prophets Allah Himself does not need, he is not in need of our saragosa we send it one because we love him. And because this is our way of showing our love in another police officer saddam said that when you send Salam on me from anywhere on the face of the earth, Allah has appointed an angel to bring that salam to be and this is only Allah knows how it is done. We don't need to go to the you know try to guess about how does this happen? Forget about that. The point is that it happens we know this is our Akita so therefore the angel comes and the angel brings us Allah
in the name of that person so does Marwan ever met? I never met him but when we send salado Sarah, this goes in the name of the person. So as soon as Ursula is told your name, so and so said, Jochen lesbians and Sara Ramanujan
from this particular place
and this is a surefire thing. This is not a matter of you know, visit Allah Suarez doing and this is the angel going, there is no doubt about this and this happens. So imagine how much more we need to do that. Of course, there is greater facilities and doing this on Fridays but throughout our life I mean every single day, make this into a, into a conscious habit, not a mechanical thing, a conscious habit.
That anytime you are silent. First of all talk or leave, there is a need to talk. There's no need to watch like tectectec all the time, if you need to talk talk, but other than that,
keep on reciting do keep on sending salatu salam ala rasulillah Salah, it is one of the best of the healthcare.
And it's a hugely beneficial thing for us and imagine that is as in what is your relationship with Mama salasar What is my relationship with masasa that relationship will come when we do these things. When we send zelican Salah Bonaventure, Allah will bring this love for Mama.
And the second way in which the relationship will come in by studying is by studying about him, the beauty about the progress of the Salah
as different from anybody else, you know, in English, there is a saying it says
familiarity breeds contempt. So, by and large, you will find that with,
you know, icons and celebrities and wherever, right people when
they look good from a distance.
But if you get close to them, say for example, imagine you're living in that person's house or you are staying with them while you're traveling somewhere with them. Then more often than not, I'm not. I'm not sort of condemning everybody, but I'm saying that more often than not, you will find all kinds of weaknesses and problems and so on with them. And you start thinking, oh my god, this is the guy I used to admire. I mean, see how he, how he talks how he does things. But with Russell, Russell Russell, this was not the case. And also with many of the Sahaba Alhamdulillah. With the province of Assam, the more you know him.
The more you love him, the more you respect it. And that is the reason why it is so important to know him. That's why I was saying earlier, it's a great paradox that we as an oma have neglected the study of the ceiling and is global across the world. In I'm talking I'm talking about the religious teaching institutions, Syrah is not a specific subject, I have no idea why it is not. It should be there is every reason why it should be what it is and what the paradox is. However, the Syrah is the most well recorded thing in the world. The way people recorded the life or sorceress of I can say without exaggeration, that I don't think there's anyone else any other human being whose life was
recorded with such in such detail.
Let me give you a few examples. So when they asked you how did your father clip his nails
Can you describe of your father How did he clip his nails?
Now the only way you will be able to describe that is if he clipped his nails in the way of the salon
Otherwise, I'll guarantee you you don't know how he clipped in this Can you tell me Did he clip his his his delivering our first odd clip his index finger finger first odd clip his thumb first which you are for most people is no way you know that. I know that.
there you go. But which one Which finger did he do for you? Imagine this is a this is an aside but you know I wish we advise like this right? Hopefully
the point I'm making is that but when there was a lesson we have an exact record how did he clip his nails? He began with the index finger of his right hand then he went across like this is like holding you at the door. He went across like this. Then they went across like that to the stamp and then he clipped his the nail of his thumb last right thumb last. These are you hold your hand and go start with this finger. index finger of the child finger you start with this go across go across here and then this
exact Yeah, but this one it is written i mean i didn't invent it this is this is written down we don't know because we don't study just imagine to such detail.
If I asked you you know tell me who do you love the most you say oh I love my wife the most I love my father most murder most child most whatever. Then I tell you Okay, you love this person so much. Yep. Describe for me. What was the soul of their foot? How was it? How is it?
I'll guarantee you don't
I can guarantee you that you don't know
they have described that for a reason. They said the soul of his foot was like this
How many white hair were there is Ed and his beard in his head and his beard I mean can even be will actually countered that. They said they want more than 20
What food do you like?
What would you like
Will add goodwill story
hasn't been added to the alano and with him was what two other young
Sahaba I'm not forgetting who it was. But Hassan was one of them. They went to this lady who used to serve or socialized medicine.
So, and they said to her, please cook for us what resources what used to go for the power center.
So she left and he said you are soft, you can't eat what the W is which
even know. They even go to because they love vamos Allah Allah
has passed away.
So yet is here is somebody who had a connection with him, somebody who knew and has a
So he goes to the Can you please stay? go for us? He said, You are gone soft. You can eat what you used to eat. They said no, no, no, please do that. So what does she do? She takes some barley she grounds Apparently, she puts it on the other band, she takes some fat, she,
you know, melts the fat, puts the barley she puts up chili powder, she puts on some salt and make some kind of thing this makes into it into this sort of bread. And she says this is what you see. It is hard.
It's difficult to to
know I don't know this aspect. Nobody says restaurant was a very tough human being.
He was physically very strong.
A man came called lucara. He was a very famous wrestler in lochain unbeaten, no one ever beat him. He gives him his arm. He said, If you beat me, in wrestling, I will accept Islam. Now you might think about what does Islam have to do with wrestling?
But there are different kinds of people this is a beautiful story also for our approach a person where that person is.
So what is the what is the reaction of resources? And then he said to me, he says, Well, you got no brain? What kind of nonsense is this? I am talking about the unity of Allah and so on. What about wrestling? Oh, no, no, no. He stood up he said, Okay.
Anyway, this is a messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam this man comes I want to wrestle with you. And you beat me. I will accept Islam. What is his reaction? He stood he stands up.
How do you love Mohammed by knowing himself?
So they fight and now he's picks it up and throw the fat on the girl?
No, no, no, no, no, this is an accident. This can't happen. I mean, how can you have beaten me? There's no way I'm an unbeaten guy. You know, I don't accept that. Now. What?
You come and say I will accept if you beat me now I beat you.
He's a new guy. Do it again. He's okay. He picked him up. And again.
This is the zerah is all beautiful until he
showed up again. And he said no, no, no, the I don't accept. Now he says no problem.
Land. This is my Amazon seller. He was a very tough man. How many times have you heard the story of of hegira? Right. Just Just put your, you know, when we hear stories of Sierra Leone to listen to put yourself in their position. They walked.
They didn't take the train. They didn't take a flight. They walked 450 kilometers
through the desert in the month of July, which is the hottest month in the Middle East. temperatures of 50 degrees plus Celsius. They walked
from Makkah to Marina. They were being chased. They were you know there was a price on their heads.
How did they do that?
They're very tough people. Now that is another aspect of it. We don't talk about that. We don't talk about how tough he was. Imagine how many times we heard the story. There is only one date. And then they did a full day's work. In the in the Battle of 100. They're digging this trench or you know, on one side of Medina. Right? hot as hell is digging the trench. There is no food. A man comes from his house and he lifts up his shirt. He's got a stone which is tied to his Berry. He's a jasola I'm so hungry. It is so painful. I've dyed a stone to my belly. Nebuchadnezzar lifts up his shirt. He's got three stores.
what 24 hours
Seriously I think this is something we should try to do. And don't don't kill yourself in the process because we are soft. But I'm saying try this once.
Just for the tsunami was awesome. He just one day in 2400 pounds drink as much water as you want but he just wanted in 24 hour just see how what fields
This is masasa at the same time
the softest of people he is with ICT delana in her kitchen
he's helping her to make bread rotis so she says Amazon Alexa this
I will make you all two magnets who makes first two I just rather galana she makes one takes it off. Two takes it off three takes it off. And as soon as I was doing with the one thing that doesn't cook and he's drying it and his book doesn't she's done love it so that you can cook three I made three for you got you and make one
he's a riser. The problem is the thing that the hand touches, the fire does not burn.
He said What am I supposed to do? Is I had a problem, the thing that the hand of Muhammad catches the firewall but
this is my problem.
So I want to end with this building time for Russia. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to
help us to be among those who will tell me the Hadees which I mentioned for you. He said I want to be with my brothers and sisters.
And they asked him they said Yes Will I be not your pal? He said You are my Sahaba
my brothers and sisters are those who have not seen me but they believe in me.
ask Allah to make us among those who Allah will call
on the Day of Judgment mail was
sent out a collar
and call all of you
and your brothers and sisters have come here
and each one of you we've called My name is Hannah
Gillespie I know Tara as the brother and sister of hammer salon.
You ask Allah subhanaw taala to be pleased with all of you ask Allah to accept your coming here. ask Allah to bless this gathering, which is kept here in the bottom Hamas Allah himself with only one purpose, which is to build a relationship with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi
salat wa ala alihi wa sahbihi is made
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