Lessons from the Anbiya #08

share this pageShare Page
Mirza Yawar Baig

Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig


Episode Notes

Episode Transcript

© No part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever. Transcripts are auto-generated and thus will be be inaccurate. We are working on a system to allow volunteers to edit transcripts in a controlled system.

00:00:00--> 00:00:01

Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim

00:00:02--> 00:00:06

al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala ala

00:00:07--> 00:00:21

Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam does leave on Catherine mmabatho. My brothers and sisters, we are on the lessons of from the

00:00:22--> 00:00:26

lessons from the life of Ibrahim alayhis salaam.

00:00:30--> 00:00:36

Salaam is, is as I mentioned earlier lecture also is very, very, very special

00:00:37--> 00:00:42

Alhamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala mentioned him and

00:00:43--> 00:00:59

a large monitor showed in his in the story of Ramadan salam, O Allah showed his love for Allah showed how even ma Salam was somebody who Allah subhanaw taala you know, really loved and

00:01:00--> 00:01:02

how Allah subhanaw taala

00:01:04--> 00:01:09

gave him from the you know, from the best

00:01:10--> 00:01:12

in terms of knowledge and

00:01:13--> 00:01:23

and what he did for him. So the example and Allah told us that in the life of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam is a good example for you to follow, so to blame.

00:01:24--> 00:01:47

And that's why we are doing this series of lectures I ask Allah to make this a means of benefit for us. Once again, I remind myself and you know, purpose of all these lectures is for us to practice them in our lives. These are not for the exam for Mr. Lumet. They're not for increasing our, the information we have.

00:01:49--> 00:02:03

It's not for us to get some stories to tell. It is for us to learn from, with the clear intention of practicing and putting them into practice in our own life.

00:02:04--> 00:02:05

Now I have

00:02:06--> 00:02:23

I have gleaned eight lessons from the life of your primary Salaam, I'm going to just list them for you and inshallah, in the course of the coming weeks, we will look at all of them in some detail, inshallah.

00:02:24--> 00:02:30

The eight lessons, the first one is concern for spiritual health,

00:02:31--> 00:02:33

right concern for spiritual health.

00:02:35--> 00:03:05

And that EBC in the life of Romulus ram from a very early age, right from the beginning. The story of liberalism starts with his questioning idol worship, with him questioning the work that his father did, which was to his father was a sculptor, and he used to build and make idols which is people worshipped.

00:03:06--> 00:03:13

So even our concern was, was this he was questioned, questioning the actions of

00:03:14--> 00:03:38

his people to concern for spiritual health. I will come back to this when we do this as a lesson itself. The second one second lesson we learn from the primary Salam is how to invite others to the truth and he did that in several different ways. So we have that to learn as well shall, how to invite others to the truth.

00:03:39--> 00:04:28

Number three, is a very, very big lesson that we learn which is complete obedience to Allah subhanaw taala obedience without question, the not because he was obeying blindly, but because he knew Allah subhanho wa Taala. So well, he knew Allah so well, that there was no need for him to question anything which Allah subhanaw taala told him to do. And so on Allah in terms of testing, the kinds of instructions that Allah subhanaw taala gave the kinds of orders that he gave to whatever he said, he did not give to anybody else. The kinds of things that Allah subhanaw taala told him to do, he didn't give anyone else and even Emily ceram carried out those instructions to a level of excellence

00:04:28--> 00:05:00

every single time. That's number three. Number four, breaking the idols in the heart. It's not a matter of going and smashing idols in temples. Islam does not tell you to do that. It's a question of dealing with your own self, the idols in our heart, the the things that we rely on, instead of relying on Allah subhanaw taala to break those. The reason for our

00:05:00--> 00:05:05

stress in our lives the reason for the reason why we are, you know,

00:05:06--> 00:05:34

worried about the future and so on, is because we rely on things other than Allah Subhana. Allah has this question at least Allah because Allah said, is Allah not sufficient for asleep? What is the answer? We know the answer we know the answer is yes, a laser vision of the point is, is that really reflected in our lives? So we need to, we need to ask this question for ourselves. Number five, is talking to

00:05:36--> 00:05:42

the Prime Minister Ahmed is beautiful relationship with Allah subhanaw taala where he used to talk to Allah Subhana Allah

00:05:43--> 00:06:05

and Allah would reply and the replies of Allah, Allah, so Allah, Allah gave this, he told us this world, this whole story of primary Salah, what he said and how Allah replied and so on beautiful, absolutely so, so endearing, so loving, ask Allah to enable us to have this relationship with him geladeira number six is

00:06:07--> 00:06:12

complete and total reliance on Allah subhanho wa Taala alone without any partners.

00:06:14--> 00:06:24

Now hold on a quarter level we know that Allah subhanaw taala is the only one who can do something law law law. There's no one who can harm no one who can benefit other than Allah. And even Emily ceram

00:06:26--> 00:06:30

exemplified this embodied this number seven is readable,

00:06:32--> 00:06:53

being pleased with the decree of Allah subhanaw taala irrespective of what the decrees please notice we're not talking about accepting the decree I'm talking about a step ahead of that. Not only accepting but actually being pleased with it and thanking Allah subhanaw taala for it. Now, this is easy to understand if you're getting something you know, you're getting

00:06:55--> 00:07:15

a chocolate sundae or ice cream or the equivalent of that in your life. But what if you are getting a bitter pill, what if you are getting something which is hard, something which is hard something which is painful, then what happens? One is the kind of person who will rebel who will complain who will blame.

00:07:16--> 00:07:25

And of course, we don't want to be that that's the that's a bit. But then you have another person who will just put up with it, bearing in

00:07:28--> 00:07:48

the life of Rama Salaam shows us a third option and that is what we see the life of Rasulullah sallallahu itself and this is the example being given to us for us to to implement in our own lives. For us to for us to emulate and that is to be actually pleased with that degree and say Alhamdulillah

00:07:50--> 00:07:50


00:07:51--> 00:07:54

Allah thank you for giving me this pin.

00:07:57--> 00:08:08

Imagine that that is the meaning of the double holla And may Allah enable us to, to be there to reach that stage. And the last thing is, there was nothing that the Bible Islam would not do.

00:08:10--> 00:08:15

Anything for Allah, whatever it was, right Allah wants, without exception.

00:08:17--> 00:08:38

Anything for Allah, so concerned for spiritual health, inviting others, so to inviting others to the truth, complete obedience to Allah subhanaw taala breaking the idols in the heart, talking to Allah subhanaw taala tawakkol Allah Allah, Allah ridable hada and anything for Allah subhanaw taala

00:08:39--> 00:08:46

what was the reward of this the reward of this was that eventually Salaam became Hollywood.

00:08:47--> 00:08:51

The whole law of Allah subhanaw taala now in Arabic, there are

00:08:53--> 00:09:10

many words to describe friendship and I mentioned this with regard to Islam before the many words to describe different levels of friendship to Saudi and Jamil hollyland Valley and all of this drama salams level

00:09:12--> 00:09:19

of hola is the closest with Allah subhanaw taala. And when we say a friendship again, I've said this before I'm saying it again.

00:09:20--> 00:09:59

Anything that we talk about, with relation to Allah subhanaw taala even though we use our own human terminology with obviously, what else would you use, but we have to be very clear in our minds and distinguish between these efforts between the, the, the majesty and glory, and the attributes of Allah. And the words that we use which really are talking about our attributes when you say a Hollywood LA, we got a friend of Allah, because that would be wrong translation because friendship implies a

00:10:00--> 00:10:20

level of equality and there's no one equal to Allah. Allah subhanaw taala he is the harlot and he said laser cometh Li Sha, Allah said there is nothing like Allah in creation, nothing like align creation, there is no Nabhi there is no human being, there is no angel there is nothing in creation,

00:10:22--> 00:10:28

which is like lottery lotto which resembles Allah Subhana Allah which is equal to a loss of matter in any way.

00:10:29--> 00:10:31

Yet we have to use

00:10:32--> 00:10:36

our own language, certain terminology. So, when you are saying Holly

00:10:38--> 00:10:46

are talking about a slave of Allah, in this case, the Nabil and Rasul of Allah, who was the closest to Allah subhanho.

00:10:48--> 00:11:10

wa Taala was called habibollah, the Beloved of Allah subhanaw taala. Again, Allah for his Navy, and his love his love for Allah, only Allah knows the actual reality of that. So we don't compare that with anything de la la, la la and beyond and above all comparisons, so we do not compare Allah subhanaw taala. So when we say the whole lot of Allah,

00:11:11--> 00:11:14

then we have to understand it in that context.

00:11:15--> 00:11:16

So let's see now today,

00:11:17--> 00:11:28

the first of the qualities and the first of the lessons that we learn from the life of Emily's Salaam, which is concerned for spiritual health.

00:11:29--> 00:11:40

Today, think about that, ask us this question. Let me ask this question to you. And I want you to try it out. No, I have, of course, let the cat out of the bag. So I'm sure all of you will get the right answer.

00:11:41--> 00:11:54

But, you know, the if I had, if I had not given you this whole preamble, and if I had simply asked you this question, you know, what you would have answered? and try it out with your friends and relatives. And my question is, that if I

00:11:57--> 00:12:04

asked you to list for me, in order of priority, three, critical needs,

00:12:06--> 00:12:11

how many of you will list spiritual health as the number one need?

00:12:13--> 00:12:17

Probably nobody spiritual health, as the number one need.

00:12:19--> 00:12:26

So, there are many needs, we have financial needs, we have physical health needs, we have emotional needs,

00:12:27--> 00:12:32

we have needs for friendship, and so on. So affiliation needs.

00:12:34--> 00:12:42

And we have spiritual needs. How many of us will list spiritual need as the number one priority?

00:12:44--> 00:13:07

As I said, more than likely nobody. And that reflects the kind of society that we have created for ourselves. Because if we are going to live in a society, which doesn't give a damn about spiritual development, which doesn't give a hoot about purification of the heart, where dusk and tarbiyah are

00:13:09--> 00:13:12

visible by the absence,

00:13:13--> 00:13:24

where people are just not concerned, you know, they don't care. I mean, things like truthfulness and compassion and kindness and humility, that being humble

00:13:25--> 00:13:42

service to others, all of these things have no value. Because we have created a world which is a world which is based on greed, the single dominant function, the single operating value of this world is greed.

00:13:44--> 00:13:48

The pursuit of more and more material,

00:13:49--> 00:13:50

at any cost,

00:13:51--> 00:13:57

at the cost of your health, at the cost of your marriage, at the cost of raising children.

00:14:00--> 00:14:00


00:14:03--> 00:14:04

at the cost of

00:14:06--> 00:14:08

obviously, at the cost of your spiritual well being,

00:14:10--> 00:14:11

at the cost of friendships,

00:14:13--> 00:14:16

just mad pursuit of material

00:14:18--> 00:14:20

more and more and more

00:14:21--> 00:14:22

without ending.

00:14:23--> 00:14:27

How many of us are content with what Allah has given us?

00:14:28--> 00:14:36

I'm not saying don't have ambition, I'm saying in the heart. This Alhamdulillah I am content with what might not give me

00:14:38--> 00:14:41

or are we constantly chasing more and more and more

00:14:46--> 00:14:47


00:14:48--> 00:14:52

This is the root cause of the kind of

00:14:53--> 00:14:56

society which is deprived of happiness.

00:15:01--> 00:15:02

We need to change that.

00:15:03--> 00:15:18

So remember it, Sam is the example that Allah gave us to look at that, and here is man, from whatever we know of his life. He wasn't hurting anything. I mean, he wasn't, it wasn't as if he was, you know, poverty stricken and

00:15:20--> 00:15:23

that he needed to, you know,

00:15:24--> 00:15:27

worry about the amount getting the next meal.

00:15:29--> 00:15:31

His concern was spiritual

00:15:32--> 00:15:36

health. So he questioned the practices of his people.

00:15:38--> 00:15:42

Why do you worship idols? They cannot do anything for you.

00:15:43--> 00:15:46

They can't have you, they can't benefit you. They can't do anything for you.

00:15:47--> 00:15:48

Why do you worship them?

00:15:50--> 00:15:54

He struggled against superstition, and against polytheism.

00:15:56--> 00:15:57


00:15:58--> 00:16:18

And think about that? Did he not know that if he's going to stand up as the as the first person and the only person to question age or practices? What is the likely natural response? Don't you think he knew that? I mean, remember, Islam is obviously a very highly intelligent human being.

00:16:21--> 00:16:29

What he did that because he saw what his people were doing, which was polytheism, which was

00:16:31--> 00:16:40

worshipping other than Allah subhanho wa Taala, not worshiping your Creator, not worshiping the one who's sustaining you, not worshiping the

00:16:41--> 00:16:57

the the one who gives you everything. And instead of that worshiping, things that you have created, right, your concept, your mythologies, you're, you know figments of your imagination,

00:17:00--> 00:17:01

or worshipping nothing.

00:17:04--> 00:17:09

living in this world as if we created the world, living in this world as if there is no creator.

00:17:10--> 00:17:24

So whenever Islam question is, because he said, this is something which is the most harmful to society. And if you are going to be doing this, then we are going to be harming ourselves and we won't be having our society and this is this was this question.

00:17:25--> 00:17:30

And because he asked these questions, he was banished from home.

00:17:32--> 00:17:34

He they attempted to burn him alive.

00:17:37--> 00:17:47

They did all this. Now I'm fine I'm making to you is that even Mrs. Lamb did not do this, because he didn't know the consequences. He didn't do this, because he

00:17:48--> 00:17:59

didn't realize, you know, what is likely to happen. He did this, despite that he did all of this, in spite of knowing what will happen.

00:18:04--> 00:18:16

Now, that is the the fundamental first lesson is the lesson of the height of a shadow Laila, that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah.

00:18:19--> 00:18:32

So when I was there, I was, you know, questions his father. And, you know, the whole story of him questioning and what his father said to him. And the father said to him, that you know, stop drugs, otherwise, we will stone you to death and father is also

00:18:33--> 00:18:36

he's also tough on his, on his own beliefs.

00:18:37--> 00:18:40

And then the whole story of a grammar exam, what he did in the temple and so on.

00:18:46--> 00:18:47

The net result of all of that,

00:18:49--> 00:18:55

the net result of the whole story was that the people, they decided to

00:18:56--> 00:19:00

kill him or Melissa to burn into debt and burn him alive.

00:19:01--> 00:19:07

We have the, his, his The king was this man called Nimrod, Nimrod,

00:19:08--> 00:19:10

in Babylon, and

00:19:11--> 00:19:16

a lot of the conversation that Melissa had with him, where

00:19:18--> 00:19:25

he said to nonroad, that Allah subhanaw taala gives life and death so

00:19:27--> 00:19:28

called for two

00:19:30--> 00:19:32

prisoners who had been condemned to

00:19:33--> 00:19:42

to death and he forgot one is that go away. You're free and the order the other one to be killed, as you say that I also give life and death

00:19:44--> 00:19:53

shows you the blindness of arrogance. There is a difference between killing somebody and sparing somebody and creating a life and giving a breath.

00:19:55--> 00:19:59

Cigarette a syrup just to him then I love brings the sun out from the yard

00:20:00--> 00:20:02

East, why don't you bring the sun out from the west?

00:20:04--> 00:20:09

See, the the the image you get here is this man, single one human being

00:20:10--> 00:20:23

standing in the court of one of the most powerful monarchs of the time and of all time, whose name is mentioned to this day.

00:20:25--> 00:20:26

Babylonians were

00:20:27--> 00:20:32

very famous civilization and Nimrod was, number one was one of their biggest kings.

00:20:33--> 00:20:36

Yet, whenever he said I was not intimidated,

00:20:38--> 00:20:45

even Mrs. Ram is not afraid of the man, he does not hide the truth

00:20:46--> 00:20:48

of the greatness of this man.

00:20:50--> 00:20:52

He says, what has to be said.

00:20:56--> 00:20:58

Now, the point is to ask ourselves,

00:20:59--> 00:21:15

not only in terms of speaking the truth to somebody else, but speaking the truth to ourselves, and say, if I believe that there is no one who can harm or benefit other than Allah?

00:21:16--> 00:21:20

And if I believe that Allah subhanaw taala is sufficient for me,

00:21:22--> 00:21:26

then what is the sign of that? How's that visible in my life?

00:21:27--> 00:21:28

This is the question to ask.

00:21:31--> 00:21:39

You know, if I think something is sufficient for me, for example, if I believe and I do believe that

00:21:41--> 00:21:47

my lunch in my house will be prepared, and it will be ready for me at lunchtime.

00:21:49--> 00:22:01

If I have this complete belief, I have no doubt about this, then you will not see me ordering lunch, you will not see me worrying about you know, will I get lunch? Or will or will not get lunch?

00:22:04--> 00:22:18

If you see me doing that, then you have the right to ask me and say, you know, you are Why are you worried? Is there no one in your home? was going to give you lunch? You know? What, what's the what's the worry? Why are you worried?

00:22:22--> 00:22:23


00:22:25--> 00:22:33

on something, the evidence of reliance is that you no longer take steps in that direction.

00:22:36--> 00:22:47

Right? If I am relying on the safety structure, or the burglar alarms or whatever

00:22:48--> 00:22:59

security system that I have in my house, if I rely on that, to keep me safe, then you will find that I can sleep peacefully.

00:23:01--> 00:23:02

But if I'm sitting up all night,

00:23:04--> 00:23:07

jumping at every sound, I see every sound I hear,

00:23:08--> 00:23:14

then you have to ask me, you know, don't you rely on the security system that you're paying for that you have set up in your house?

00:23:16--> 00:23:21

So my question is to myself and you, Allah subhanaw taala asked this question Allah said, Allah,

00:23:22--> 00:23:26

is Allah not sufficient for asleep?

00:23:27--> 00:23:28

What is our answer?

00:23:30--> 00:23:39

If Allah is sufficient for me, what is the evidence? If Allah is sufficient for me, I should be free from all worry.

00:23:40--> 00:23:45

That's free from I shouldn't be worried about anything. But alone for me, I'm gonna

00:23:48--> 00:23:50

have other sisters. Now this happens.

00:23:52--> 00:23:58

Because how does the lions come? The lens comes because of two critical factors. Number one,

00:23:59--> 00:24:05

it happens when we are knowledgeable about and we know

00:24:06--> 00:24:08

the greatness

00:24:09--> 00:24:18

the wealth and the strength and the power and the authority of the one that we rely on. Number one, we know that

00:24:20--> 00:24:21

we are sure about that.

00:24:23--> 00:24:30

The first condition of reliance is that we should be sure of the power of the one on whom we are relying.

00:24:32--> 00:24:42

And second one is that we should be sure of our connection with him. Yes, he's powerful, but how do I know he will use his power for me?

00:24:44--> 00:24:45

Let me give you an example.

00:24:46--> 00:24:47

Many years ago,

00:24:49--> 00:24:52

I was teaching a leadership course

00:24:54--> 00:24:55

in Pune

00:24:56--> 00:25:00

and this was for the management trainees. of the

00:25:00--> 00:25:11

RPG group, the group in Mumbai. So we are taking them out on this adventure course. And one of the,

00:25:12--> 00:25:14

one of the days we were,

00:25:15--> 00:25:22

we took them on for rappeling. So rappelling, we did off the

00:25:24--> 00:25:30

off the battlements of one of George's forts called synagogue.

00:25:31--> 00:25:44

So we climbed all the way that the fort fort itself is on a hilltop. So we climbed up the hill, into the fort, on top of the battlements.

00:25:46--> 00:25:52

And then if you look down from the bathroom, down a few 100 feet,

00:25:54--> 00:26:08

and then the rocks because this is this hill and the fort is on top. And looking out from there, you look down all rocks, a few 100 feet of nice big drop off, you know, maybe 545 100 feet.

00:26:10--> 00:26:29

So, we had the, in the rappelling instructor, and he had he showed us he put on the harnesses, and he, you know, hooked us on those D hooks, and then the ropes which would hold us.

00:26:30--> 00:27:13

And he said that this rope has a breaking strength of so many 100 kilograms. And to give us a sort of graphic understanding of that, he said, that is equal to 10 buffaloes, the weight of 10 buffaloes. And obviously I mean, you know, we don't, we don't pay that much. So his point was that this rope cannot break. So have absolutely no fear. Yeah, you are wearing a harness, the rope is on is tied to the harness. And it is secured by these by these, you know, buckles, which are impossible to break and they will not open.

00:27:15--> 00:27:20

So you can repel without any fear. Now we listen to this whole

00:27:21--> 00:27:40

narrative, everything perfectly logical, and so on and so forth. Then the instructor demonstrated it, he went over the site, and we saw him hanging down, you know, the length of the rope, it was maybe 2030 feet. And

00:27:41--> 00:27:46

having fun, literally he looked at us he was having fun. And then he came back up.

00:27:49--> 00:27:53

And then he said right now who's who's the first to go?

00:27:54--> 00:28:19

dead silence. Everyone is waiting. I was instructor so not because of bravery. But more because of shame. I mean, I, I didn't want to stand and be the last one or even the second one, I said I have to show by example. So if I believe this guy's story about how reliable this whole thing is, then I have to demonstrate that by actually doing it. Or Believe me, I had,

00:28:21--> 00:28:36

I had all the monarch butterflies in Canada in my belly, I mean did when he put the harness on me and so on and so forth, and showed me what to do. And then I stood on the wall of that foot

00:28:37--> 00:28:46

and look down. He said, Don't look down. But I had to look down. And I'm looking at rocks down below. I mean, I almost started getting dizzy.

00:28:48--> 00:28:50

Since Trump said don't do that, just just

00:28:51--> 00:28:59

go over go over, meaning walk off into thin air just walk off the top of the cliff.

00:29:01--> 00:29:38

There was no other way with that. But that is how you do rappelling, you walk off the thing and you are holding a piece of that rope and it's in your hand and you as you fall, then you pull it it stops you and then you release it you fall some more and you put it and stops you so you have literally the control in your hand. Now you might say well what happens if you let go, nothing will happen because there is a there is a second safety rope which is hooked on to you and even if you let go of both hands, that rope will pull you up and there's no way that you can fall. Right all of that is theory in the head.

00:29:40--> 00:29:42

But when I went off that cliff,

00:29:43--> 00:29:47

that is when that theory turned into reality.

00:29:49--> 00:29:55

When I was hanging as I stepped off the cliff, believe me I've never been so scared in my life

00:29:57--> 00:30:00

as cursing myself the Why the hell did I get

00:30:00--> 00:30:04

buzzer in this position, but there was no way. I mean, it was my question. I'm by my prestige advisor.

00:30:06--> 00:30:12

So I had to step off, I did step off. But I said that this is, you know, I should never have done it, but I did it.

00:30:13--> 00:30:24

But once I stepped off, and then I'm hanging 3040 feet with another few 100 feet below me, but I have this piece of rope and I jerk it when I stop.

00:30:25--> 00:30:30

Wow, that was fabulous. That was I had so much fun doing that.

00:30:34--> 00:30:37

And then they couldn't get me back up. I mean, because I, you know, I didn't want to come back.

00:30:39--> 00:30:40

I was enjoying myself so much.

00:30:41--> 00:30:52

But when How did that happen? by actually putting that into practice, that reliance is to actually take the risk.

00:30:53--> 00:30:55

reliance is to take the risk.

00:30:57--> 00:31:00

And I learned that from actual practice.

00:31:01--> 00:31:02

I see the Life of Brian, Melissa.

00:31:04--> 00:31:07

What happens to him? How do we see the lines that he did?

00:31:09--> 00:31:10

We have the story.

00:31:11--> 00:31:26

We know what happened, that they decided that this man, we need to make an example of it, which is that we don't just need to execute him. We can't just we don't we don't just need to sort of chop his head off. But we'll actually burn him alive.

00:31:28--> 00:31:43

So what do they do they set up this huge fire and the fire is so big that they can't go close to it. So they decide to throw eventually slam into the fire using a

00:31:44--> 00:31:46

trebuchet which is a siege machine.

00:31:47--> 00:31:48

If you

00:31:49--> 00:32:00

go Google Google it and see troubleshoot a witch and wizard CFG DDB uch at Evo look it up in Google, you will find the pictures of troubleshooters.

00:32:02--> 00:32:21

So, it's a machine where there's a there's a cup in which the projectile is put. And then it is winched up. And then when the trigger is cut, this thing flies and the projectile goes to where it's supposed to go. And in this case, the projectile was Abraham Elisa.

00:32:22--> 00:32:30

So they tied him up, trust him up like a chicken and put him into that into the couple of thing. And they are about to throw him into the fire.

00:32:32--> 00:32:38

Now see the reliance is the issue of relying on Allah subhanaw taala DVLA, Sam comes to

00:32:39--> 00:32:43

that time and says to him Tell me what can I do? Can I help you?

00:32:44--> 00:32:50

I believe me, I mean, this is, you know, he's talking to somebody one to one. He knows us who knows him.

00:32:52--> 00:33:02

If he had told him, you know, free me from this help me, there was nothing wrong with that. There was nothing It is not as if grandma would be doing something around or communicate now.

00:33:04--> 00:33:10

If you need something I can tell you can I help you and you tell me what to do. I need this money or I need this help.

00:33:11--> 00:33:12

There's nothing wrong with that.

00:33:13--> 00:33:15

Yet, there are levels and levels.

00:33:17--> 00:33:21

What is it that may give right makes Ibrahim Alayhi Salam Khalid Lula

00:33:23--> 00:33:29

so ngvla salam comes to him in Salam and says, Can I help you? in Ramallah Salam says, No.

00:33:31--> 00:33:35

I don't need anything from you. I do not need anything from you.

00:33:38--> 00:33:48

I can almost hear myself. I'm saying, you know, I spent my whole life saying that asked only Allah. And now you want me to ask you. It's almost like, like hearing this.

00:33:50--> 00:33:56

So Judaism goes to Allah subhanaw taala. And of course, Allah knows what is happening. Allah is seeing what's happening real time but you guys langos tributaria Allah.

00:33:58--> 00:34:00

This is going to happen to your hubby to your family.

00:34:02--> 00:34:08

He's about withdrawal into the fire. I went to him and asked him, can I help you and he refuses.

00:34:10--> 00:34:14

Allah subhanaw taala says, You go and tell him that Allah sent you.

00:34:15--> 00:34:20

The I sent you. And Allah wants to know, what do you want?

00:34:22--> 00:34:26

So jubilate jabril Islam comes back. We are talking about you know,

00:34:27--> 00:34:35

traveling in a different form. So it doesn't take time all of this stuff. So really Sam comes back to him and he says Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to know

00:34:38--> 00:34:39

what do you want?

00:34:41--> 00:34:42

And what is the answer?

00:34:44--> 00:34:47

He says my Rob does not need to ask.

00:34:49--> 00:34:53

This is the connection. This is the third Look, he knows Allah.

00:34:54--> 00:34:56

is Allah is asking Allah.

00:34:57--> 00:34:58

Allah does not need to ask

00:35:00--> 00:35:02

What is also saying is, as I said, I will holla

00:35:03--> 00:35:14

so what do I want, I want whatever my rub wants, if Allah subhanaw taala wants me to be burnt to a cinder, that is what I want.

00:35:15--> 00:35:22

If Allah wants me to fall in that fire and be vaporized by the fire by the flames, that is what I want.

00:35:23--> 00:35:26

If Allah wants to save me, that is what I want.

00:35:27--> 00:35:30

I want whatever Allah wants,

00:35:31--> 00:35:41

this does is something I want to say to you here, which is a very common mistake that we make, and May Allah protect us the translation that we do have the word hubs.

00:35:43--> 00:35:56

We translated as servant, now you would have seen it in you know, all of the English translation of the Quran. Now my submission do is that the if you take the word abs,

00:35:57--> 00:36:07

the meaning of it will go go do a google translation of abs. Abs does not mean seven, the the Arabic word for seven discard him. It's not

00:36:08--> 00:36:10

up his sleeve. Now,

00:36:11--> 00:36:23

this is not about semantics. Why am I saying that? And why do I believe this is critically important? Because this is an indication an indicator of our attitude towards Allah subhanaw taala.

00:36:25--> 00:36:40

Now, what's the difference between a servant and a slave? There are some very fundamental and very important differences. The first difference between a servant and a slave is a servant is a servant voluntarily.

00:36:41--> 00:36:45

Right? If I work for a company, I can say I'm the servant of that company.

00:36:47--> 00:37:09

I choose to go there, I apply for the job, I get selected, and I am working there in that company for a salary. And that is how I'm a servant of that company. Same thing applies if I'm a servant of an individual. Those of you who have servants, your servants apply for a job, you give them a job, and you give them a salary.

00:37:10--> 00:37:11

A slave

00:37:12--> 00:37:28

does not become a slave voluntarily. There's nobody in the world who becomes a slave while I want to be your slave. No, no, no. That is the reason why slavery is haram because a slave is owned by an individual and it is haram to own a human being.

00:37:29--> 00:37:38

Together slaves of Allah. Now what is the difference? A servant joins and employment voluntarily meaning that a servant can choose to live.

00:37:40--> 00:37:44

You can design and live. But can you resign and leave from slavery? Oh,

00:37:45--> 00:37:47

the master the slave owner owns you.

00:37:49--> 00:37:52

You cannot say I'm sorry, from today. I'm not your slave anymore. No.

00:37:54--> 00:37:57

Number two, a servant obeys.

00:37:59--> 00:38:04

Again, voluntarily, the servant has the discretion to obey or not to obey

00:38:05--> 00:38:11

for the slave, no discretion, semana wattana we hear and we obey.

00:38:12--> 00:38:16

That is a statement of slaves of Allah of a bad law.

00:38:17--> 00:38:31

Not off. Have you heard this term? Have you ever heard this term? Hoda mala hardy moolah? Have you ever heard this term? If you have never heard the term hardy moolah? How do you translate servant of Allah? Tell me

00:38:33--> 00:38:37

Abdullah amatola a bola.

00:38:39--> 00:38:44

Holla Holla Holla Holla Holla Holla Have you heard this?

00:38:47--> 00:38:55

So a servant joins employment he has the discretion. he obeys what he wants to obey. If he doesn't want to obey, you can tell you Sorry, this is not my job.

00:38:56--> 00:39:04

I can't do it, I will not do it. And so one gets a salary. This the master is not responsible for every need of the servant.

00:39:06--> 00:39:11

As long as the master is paying him his salary, that's it. That's all he is required to do.

00:39:12--> 00:39:15

And final point is a servant obeys.

00:39:16--> 00:39:18

He has discretionary authority to obey.

00:39:20--> 00:39:22

He made obey, he may not obey

00:39:23--> 00:39:24

but not to the slave.

00:39:26--> 00:39:32

final point is, which I mentioned earlier also in incorrect in connection.

00:39:33--> 00:39:44

The the employer of the servant is not responsible for the welfare of that servant in totality, as long as he's paying a salary His job is over.

00:39:45--> 00:39:50

But the slave master, he is responsible for that slave completely and totally.

00:39:53--> 00:39:59

Now, why is this important in our relationship with Allah because we are the creatures of Allah.

00:40:01--> 00:40:05

Allah called is NaVi Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam his Abd

00:40:09--> 00:40:13

swannanoa z swaner la v asabi.

00:40:14--> 00:40:16

It is Abdi here Hajime

00:40:18--> 00:40:25

Abba de Laila middle Merci de la Ll Merci de la sala de Baraka hola hola Daria, who me is

00:40:26--> 00:40:28

in the who was Amoeba?

00:40:29--> 00:40:36

And so to resolve the first diet, so when is right first that is wrong Tara said, All praise and glory and majesty.

00:40:37--> 00:40:48

And Glorified is the one who took his slave Abba de meenal musti de la Ilaha Masuda rasa from the mercy de la la to the muscle relaxer

00:40:50--> 00:41:08

and that is the greatest honor that Allah give to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam that you called him my slave Abdi he, he is the glorified one who took his slave, Muhammad, there is great honor in being the slave of Allah.

00:41:11--> 00:41:14

Not in being anybody else's lead slave of Allah.

00:41:17--> 00:41:46

So therefore, even arrival is alarms answer was the answer of a slave which is I want whatever my master by owner wants. I do not have a free will. I don't have a will, which allows me to do other than what my master wants me to do. What my owner wants me to do. This is where we have to get ourselves who is a Muslim? The Muslim is the one who wants what he wants in his life or life.

00:41:47--> 00:41:48

He doesn't have any other will.

00:41:52--> 00:41:54

Now, whenever Emilie Salam

00:41:57--> 00:42:25

took this position I want whatever my robots DVLA Sam says Can I help you if you can help me whenever I will, is remove all the means and all the muck look from between himself and Allah subhanaw taala what it is Rob gelila What did you do? Unless Rancho de la also removed all the means and all the muck loop from between him and his apt

00:42:26--> 00:42:32

and Allah subhanaw taala directly ordered the fire called Na Na

00:42:33--> 00:42:37

called na na na Cooney burden was Salam and Allah.

00:42:40--> 00:42:53

Allah said we said we ordered Allah could have ordered gibberish ram they put out the fire. He could have said became a man destroy him from the from the catapult midair pick him up take him take him away somewhere else.

00:42:55--> 00:42:58

Allah subhanaw taala could have ordered Mikael asylums and Andre know

00:42:59--> 00:43:11

Allah subhanho wa Taala directly or the fire Allah yeah narrow Cooney burden. wa salam O Allah Allah Ibrahim, oh fire directly visit over

00:43:12--> 00:43:18

cooldown and become a means of safety for Ibrahim La Silla

00:43:19--> 00:43:33

blood sisters, this is the wedge of obedience. This is the power of being a slave of Allah. So please don't translate up the servant.

00:43:34--> 00:43:41

It is grammatically incorrect. linguist linguistically incorrect and theological, incorrect.

00:43:42--> 00:43:47

apt is slave. There is honor in being the slave of Allah.

00:43:49--> 00:43:51

No need to be apologetic about that.

00:43:52--> 00:43:54

We are the slaves only of Allah.

00:43:56--> 00:44:00

So Abdullah is the slave of Allah is not a servant of Allah.

00:44:01--> 00:44:08

We are the bad of Allah, we are the slaves of Allah. And that is what we need to focus on. How can I be

00:44:09--> 00:44:29

the best slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala which means that I do only what Allah wants me to do. I don't bother what anyone other than Allah. I don't rely on anyone other than Allah. I don't worship anyone other than Allah. I don't look to anyone other than Allah subhanaw taala to help me in this life.

00:44:31--> 00:44:35

And whatever Allah wants, is what I want. I will

00:44:37--> 00:44:53

ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to learn these beautiful lessons from the life of Ibrahim alayhis salam and to enable us to practice them in our lives was aloha Nana will Karim Allah Allah He will savage mean the erotica or human or robot army