Lessons from the Anbiya #77
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Scylla Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala shortfilm be able mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi, WA salatu, salam, this even cathedra and cathedra from abajo. My brothers and sisters, we are of the
lessons from the life of Italy salaam, and
all the trials and tribulations and tests and what he went through.
And the as I said, the idea of all of this is for us to
reflect on our own lives and see what is it that we can learn and how do we
apply it in our lives?
Allah subhanaw taala mentioned how he started Salaam in his message to the people when he talked
from the cradle itself, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned what He said He said I'm said and he also gave them the glad tidings of the coming of
a messenger Rasul after Him, whose name was to be Ahmed.
Will by Shem be Rasool suryya, team member the is Mo I haven't. So he said, give you the glad tidings of a messenger to come after me whose name will be heard, but when he heard the idea, that is Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam came to them with clear proof they said, This is playing Magic. Now the whole issue here is of
Apparently seeking guidance, but when guidance comes they refuse it because it seems to be inconvenient for them
is something that we should be very careful about because you might say well, you know, we are not we are not asking for any nabby No, we are not asking for a you know, we would be asking for guidance. Every Salah we say you know Sarah, Mr. Kim, but when there's another Muslim ban before us, when we have to make this choice between obedience to Allah subhanaw taala and we will use to shatter May Allah protect us, we choose to obey shatta and we do not obey Allah subhanaw taala this is obviously something which is
dangerous, which is something which the FBI came to warn us against. And this is the single most important lesson we learn from the life of any Navy and every Navy and that is to make ourselves obedient to Allah subhanaw taala alone.
And then Allah subhanaw taala mentioned and so the SFX Yeah, I will be live in a shaitana rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. Yeah, you Alladhina amanu Kuno unsought Allah you come up all as Maria Knapp all as Ave Maria, Lil Harare, he and I went on sloty Illa Paul Habari your Anna Hanuman saw Law Firm and I thought if I don't remember any is he Lavaca followed poker for
a urinal levena Iman who Isla our movie him Fazbear who's all up? We will believe be you help us in the Cause of Allah as said isa son of Maria Ali salam to our to our Yun to his disciples. And he said and he asked them who are my helpers in the Cause of Allah Lowry in the disciples of Italy salaam desert we are Allah's helpers, meaning we will strive for the cause of Allah then a group of the children of Israel believe and a group is believed so we gave power to those who believed against the enemies and they became the uppermost.
We understand from here several things. One is
that Allah subhanaw taala is capable of doing anything that he wants. Allah does not need the help of anybody. Allah subhanho wa Taala is capable of doing whatever he wants and of making it happen.
But it is a tsunami of Allah subhanaw taala one is the holder of Allah subhanaw taala one is the sooner the Wallis marathon one is the power and the capability of Allah subhanho wa Taala the other one is the are the law of what we call the laws of nature of the physics or whatever
the laws of behavior, the laws of this world, are the
the the things that Allah subhanaw taala created as systems to run this world. This world runs according to the systems according to the Sonata philosophy written but where and when Allah subhanaw taala wishes Allah subhanho wa Taala uses his power to change that situation. The way he wants to change for example, the birth of his son is alive is a sign of the holy
Grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala
the holder of Allah subhanaw taala is superseding the Sunnah of Alice manaton His birth his miraculous birth, without the intervention of a male is a sign of the hadith of Allah subhanho wa taala,
the sunAt Allah, Tala, in order to prove to
those who doubt the power of Allah subhanho wa taala.
So that is the first thing we learn. Second thing we learn is that therefore, in the in the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. One of the things that are not done or does is to give people the opportunity to agenda and the way that is done is Allah subhanaw taala opens the doors for people to struggle to invest to work in the Cause of Allah subhanaw taala as dean. And when they do that, then Allah subhanaw taala gives me Allah, Allah does not need the people, Allah can make it happen by himself, Allah smart, Allah does not need anybody to do anything. Yet Allah subhanaw taala uses the people in order to make something happen. Let me tell you a story which happened with me. And the reason I'm
telling you this story is because I want the story to be spread all over the world, especially, I want the story to reach that person who is in the story, I will mention the story to you. Unfortunately, I do not have the name of the person but this lady who I will
mention in the story
lives or at that time lived in Los Angeles. And if somebody finds this lady or somebody communicates the story to that lady, then I would be very grateful. I'm talking about how Allah subhanaw taala uses his holder of
to guide whoever he wants. And Allah does not need us to do that. Allah subhanaw taala showed this to me in so many in actual
This was probably if I'm not mistaken, either 1996 or 1997? No, it was either 98 or 99. Not not Netflix, it was either 98 or 99. If I'm not mistaken, 1998 or 99.
I was going to a conference and Islamic conference in Los Angeles.
I was traveling from Hartford to LA and I was on Northwest Airlines.
Not was airlines does not exist anymore. It was bought by delta. But in those days Northwest Airlines was there. Not the Northwest Airlines had a hub in Detroit. So you had to change the plane in Detroit.
So I bought it in Hartford. I read that right. And when I reached that, right when I boarded the next flight, which is the flight from Detroit to LA, I got a middle seat,
which was a bit of a pain because you know, would like some middle seat.
And to my left, I was in the middle seat on the left side of the aisle.
So there was a somebody on my right and on my left the window seat there was a an American lady, a white American lady.
this it was a Friday. And I pulled out my most of these are the days before smartphone and whatnot. So I had a small Quran was about this big. So I pulled it out of my bag and I was reading so
so and silently I was eating without
this lady sitting next to me.
So she leaned over and she said, Excuse me, I said yes.
She said, what is that? She's pointing to the correct what is this? So I said this is the Quran. And I'm, I'm reading it. She said what languages I said this is Arabic.
So she said Oh, fantastic. Then I have something. You can read it for me. And you can tell me what it is.
So I I'm thinking to myself, Who is this woman? I mean, why is she in my life? You know, I want to read my Quran.
She is disturbing me but of course I mean I didn't say anything, you know, rude to her. So she then went into her handbag, and she pulled out a locket. You know what you hang around and look at the beach. She pulled out this locket and on this locket To my great surprise on one side was
Allah and on the other side was written either Subhan Allah or in sha Allah something like this right side to side.
So I read it out to her, she said, What does it mean? I translated that to her. And I said to her, it tell me, where did you get this?
She said this was given to my grandmother by one of our friends was an Irani gentleman. And my grandmother gave this to me.
I said, Okay, so as far as I was concerned, that was the end of the conversation, she put her locket back in her bag. I went back to my father.
Then she said, Excuse me, I said, Yes.
She said, can you read that aloud? Please? I would like to hear the sound. What does it sound like? Now remember, this is in the United States. We are flying Detroit, Los Angeles, this is 33,000 feet up in the air. This is America. And this woman, this woman wants me to read the Quran Arabic aloud. So I'm thinking to myself, What am I got into and why? Anyway, I read just loud enough for her to hear.
I didn't want people you know, to start panicking or something. So anyway, I was reading, I read the social graph. I finished the whole surah. And I shut the camera.
So she said is the road. I said, Yeah. He said, But there's more. I said, yeah, there's 15 years more. So the guy was in the middle.
There is more about you know, this is this is my portion for today. And I put the Quran away.
Then she tells me
so you are Muslim? I said yes.
What does that mean?
So I'm thinking to myself, you know, what do I do? How do I, you know, what do I tell her? She's asking me questions. So I'm giving her answers. She says, what what what do you believe? So I told her, we believe in Allah subhanaw taala, the creator of the universe, that he is alone, and there is no one worthy of worship except him. That he has no children, there is no partners. There is no one before him, there is no one after him. And he does everything whatever he likes, whatever he needs to do, he can do. He has the power. His power has got no limit says treasures have no limits. And he is the Glorious and Magnificent. And to everything which I say she says yes, that makes sense. Yes,
that makes sense.
So that I got a bit adventurous, I told her that we believe that Jesus was a messenger of Allah that Jesus was human,
that he was born of Immaculate Conception. His mother was married. And he had no father, Allah, he was a he's a sign from Allah subhanaw taala.
That Allah subhanaw taala can create and he can create, by His power, he doesn't have to follow his own rules. Allah created the rules of procreation, but he doesn't have to follow those rules, if he wants to create outside of those rules. And I said, Jesus is an example of that. And the Quran says that why only Jesus there is also other ways salaam, the prophet Eva Adam, who not only had no father, he also had no mother. And there was his wife, how Allah is Allah Eve? Who was born who was created from the rib of other Melissa. So technically speaking, if you say, who was her with imports, mother, meaning, how did she come up from where she got her mother was a man was our
listener. Now to all of this, including what I said about Jesus? He says, Yes, that makes sense. Yes, that makes sense. So I said
now I'm thinking to myself, well, if everything makes sense, then how come you know then what are you mean? Are you Christian, Muslim?
Why don't you accept Islam? But I didn't have the courage to actually ask her that.
So now I'm making dua in Samson yella, please Allah make this easy for me Arab, you brought her here. I didn't have anything to do with this. Please make it easy for me, Yara maker asked me the questions. And she says to me, so how do you become Muslim?
So I said, You say I said you believe in your heart, that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah, who is your Creator, my Creator, to whom is or to whom is our return? And we believe that Muhammad, peace be upon him. Salatu Salam is the Messenger of Allah, and he's the last and final messenger, after whom there is no messenger. We believe this in our heart, and then we say it aloud. So she says, She's Yes, well, I believe that
how do you say it aloud? So as a shadow Illa Illa Illa Allah or shadow now Muhammad Rasool Allah. I believe I may I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except
Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is the messenger of Allah and the Last and final messenger. And because he was Christian, I added on to that I said, you also say that I believe that Jesus is Ali Salam was not the Son of God. He was he was a human being. He was one of the greatest of the messengers of Allah, one of the greatest of the prophets. But he was human and his mother was human. We also believe this. So she said, Yes, I believe all this. So I said, Do you want to say that? She said, Yes. And she repeated after me. I shall do Allah Allah, Allah, Allah wash our hamburgers, hula, and she repeated the meaning in English. And she said, what she said
about Jesus. So she said, so now I'm Muslim. I said, Yes. If you believe that, and you have said it, I am your witness, you are Muslim inshallah.
Then she said, Can you write it out for me this Shiva Lila Hello.
So I wrote it out in Arabic, and I wrote the translation, I wrote the transliteration in English, and I wrote the translations. And I gave it to now.
I was very happy, obviously, I was extremely happy. And Alhamdulillah, Allah subhanaw. Taala is so great and so beautiful and so generous, that he literally brought this woman from somewhere, and he
dropped her literally, where I would get the reward in sha Allah, I ask Allah for this reward for having, you know, try to do something for her to interest. Then this lady says to me, I'm trying to explain to you and show you in from my live experience, how the heart works.
She says to me, you know, our meeting was not accidental.
This was destiny. And this was something which was written.
So Well, forgive me. I'm thinking
and thinking to myself by the i Tell me about it. You are from California, right? I mean, you know, this kind of This is destiny, blah, blah, blah. But of course, I didn't I didn't show that on my face. I didn't say. Sure. I agree. Now, when I said, Sure, I agree. I think she got the sense that this guy is being polite.
He really doesn't.
You know, he doesn't buy this. She said, Hold on, let me show you something. She goes back into her handbag. She pulls out a ticket, you know, those days, we used to have the paper tickets, right along with things. She pulled out a ticket of Delta.
Remember, we are traveling Northwest Airlines. She pulls out a delta t. She said, You know the reason I'm saying it's written
is because he said I came to Detroit. For a conference, or a company conference, my company had a conference. And I came along with a whole bunch of my work colleagues. We came to Detroit, we spent two three days here. Yesterday, they all went back and I was to go back with them. And this is my delta ticket. And she told me the ticket the ticket is her name on this and it was the previous day's date.
So she said that I was supposed to go back with them. She said something told me not to go and to stay one more night.
So they all left. And I cancelled my ticket. And I asked the hotel to give me an additional day. Company was paying until yesterday. So last night, I paid for the for the hotel, and I cancelled the ticket. I don't get anything back. So I lost money on the ticket.
And then she said, Now when I
want to book a ticket for the next day on Delta, she said I'm a frequent flyer on Delta. I wanted to take it on Delta. There's no ticket.
And the only ticket I could get was on Northwest Airlines, as you put it.
Right to detail me now you tell me was this written? Or is it accent?
I canceled my flight. He said last night I'm sitting in the hotel. And I'm thinking to myself, I must be crazy. Because why am I here?
Everybody's gone back piece of debt. Right is a dump.
There's nothing to do here. And I have no friends in Detroit. I wonder relatives in Detroit. I want to work in Detroit. I'm just sitting in the hotel room.
And you know, thinking myself I must be mad because why did I do this silly. Just something tells what what Something tells me.
And now I'm stuck. And she said and Northwest Island was not a great Island, you know, in the sense of
so she said I lose my delta ticket and I have to travel by this. Northwest Airlines, which I don't even like
she said I did not understand any of that.
He's uh, now I know why this happened.
We landed in LA, her husband came to pick her up. She is on the concourse. She joins me now you tell my husband about Islam.
So I spent half an hour there, telling her husband.
The reason I'm saying this, I told her story to us, as I mentioned, do two things. One is, if any of you ever
can get the story to that lady in LA, please tell her I think about her amygdala. May Allah subhanaw taala keep us strong and firm on Islam. Very, I mean, I have no excuses. I didn't get her name.
I mean, I She did tell me her name, but I forgotten I should have written it all down, I should have bought her phone number or something and some contact. I didn't do any of that. I went off to my conference. She went home. I just told her get in touch with, you know, local Muslims and so on. She says you do that I have no idea what happened. But I have every hope that might have Gela DeLallo, who guided her to Islam, we keep her in Islam and keep her strong, and inshallah she will
live on Islam and my husband also accept Islam is what she wanted her husband also to accept Islam. The reason I'm saying this to you, as I said, one is to get this message to her. If anyone ever gets this message to her, I will be very grateful. And please ask her to make dua for me and tell her that I'm making the offer. And it would be wonderful if we get back in touch. The other The reason is, of course, as part of our lesson today, which is the holder of Allah subhanaw taala and how Allah subhanaw taala can do whatever he wants, whenever he wants, however he wants. And this is something for us to keep in mind and remember, and not lose hope when we see difficulties and so on.
And so what remember, the help of Allah subhanaw taala comes only when the difficulties at an atoll at a peak at a level where we feel that we cannot possibly deal with it. That's when we make route Allah, we turn towards Allah Subhana Allah subhanaw taala never ever disappoints, right? So when things come to a peak,
it's not the time to lose hope it's a time to wait for the doors of the help of Allah subhanaw taala. To come to our it. Think about Musa Islam, for example. I think I mentioned that in the lesson. But think about that. Think about massage and I'm hearing Musa Salamis alone standing in front of the of the federal in the court of the federal. He's supposed to communicate his message of Islam. Nobody wants to listen to him, you know nobody's there except for this Pharaoh. And then what happens is the federal says I on Saturday today festival day you are going to be challenged by all the magicians of Egypt and we will arrange it so now it was the town who arranged for the W of
masala Santa Rosa salaam to have an opportunity to show his
to preach his religion and to and to kind of communicate his message who made all the arrangements. It was the Quran himself Musa his archenemy. He's the one who made all the arrangements. He on the day of the festival. The whole city Town Country was gathered together and announcements are made the magicians come from all over the place. Now look at it from the perspective of masala salah, what do you see, he saying he's seeing opposition increasing, increasing, increasing, the Malaysians are coming is when it's coming. It's coming things are actually getting more and more difficult. But what was actually happening, what was happening was ALLAH Swatara was opening the doors for bizarre
escena and then when Allah subhanho wa Taala when he when he gives them the opportunity and gives them the order to to preach
all the magician's if you see that at one stroke, fronds entire material support got cut off in in one stroke because the magician or became Muslim, they all became the followers of Musa right. And these visions were ferons secret card they were his his great strength because it was by them and through their illusions and through their through their magic that the Quran had this whole and this control of his people at one stroke the whole thing. Right and this is the heart of the homeless man. So in the story of
he said, we are here we are seeing the same thing where Allah subhanaw taala though Allah has the 100 Allah subhanaw taala gives the opportunity so easily salaam, the interview of Allah Allah Rasul of Allah, he's asking people who will help me who are my helpers in the Cause of Allah and they say We are your helpers. The key thing to understand my brothers sisters is when the opportunity to do the work of our comes always stand up sal Allahu Allah back I'm ready for
Allah subhanho data if he accepts you then Allah subhana wa Tada will provide the resources for you to do what he wants you to do.
The key thing is to get the acceptance almost rather than once we get recruited. It is the job of the person or the individual or the entity that recruited you, to provide you with the facilities and the ability to the job. That is the reason why slots are so important. That's the reason why sincerity is so important. That's the reason why it's so important to do the work of the deen of Allah subhanaw taala only for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala don't take money don't do it for name and fame. Just do it for the pleasure of Allah Subhana Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala will open the doors for you in places where you could not even imagine.
Then Allah subhanaw taala is of no money I'm Allah Amato Bonanza Elena MyData Mina summer
the cooloola Italia well in our healing our IATA Mink was Okinawan taka Raja ki call Allah in ni una Xeloda la conferma yuck for a bad woman come for in new Azubu other Bella was the one who I had a mineral Alameen he shall Islam Then said the height the height he own his his his disciples they wanted some they they weren't a miracle they wanted to see a miracle. Now again this is a very miracles are double edged swords cut both ways. So he's an Islam they said Teresa is Allah please do dua that Allah subhanaw taala should send the table spreadsheets and am I that should send a
with with food from Janna, food for heaven for us. So we can thank Allah subhanaw taala they say and you know they want to see a miracle of Taqwa of Allah. Now look at the even this human nature. I mean you're looking at ISA is Allah he is a miracle from Allah subhanaw taala what what bigger miracle day one, but anyway, and if you say what is the comparison, the Quran, we have here the column of Allah, the actual, the actual speech of Allah subhanaw taala the why do we look for miracles the biggest miracle of Surah seven is the is the is the column of Allah is the Quran itself. So he said Islam says Isa, Santa Maria said, Oh Allah, our rub senators from heaven, a table
spread with food that there may be for us for the First and the Last of Us the festival and a sign from you and provide a sustenance for you are the best of sustainers and those that said, I'm going to send it down to you, because Allah accepted the dwarfism. But if any of you after that disbelief, that I will punish him with a trauma such as I have not inflicted on anyone among all the enemy.
I will inflict on him a trauma which I have not given to anybody
among the infer insulin gene.
Now, this is something to reflect on and think about that if you are going to ask Allah subhanaw taala for things like this, then they come with
the steam the tip, right? We need to be very careful. The thing the key thing is obey what Allah has told us to obey. We should obey Allah subhanaw taala without question, without asking this and that we obey Allah subhanaw taala because He is Allah. And because he told us the way there is no, we don't need a third reason. Right? We do not need a third reason to obey Allah subhanaw taala is not needed some other reason to availa swatter. We obey Allah because Allah is Allah. We obey Allah because we love Allah, you will be Allah because Allah Jalla Shan, who
we owe everything that we have to him, and we worship Him and we will not join partners with him. And therefore we obey.
Now if we ask for signs and things like this, Allah Allah, if Allah subhanaw taala gives, He gives, if he doesn't give, then we put ourselves into unnecessary problems. So that is something to think about. Out of the sisters, I ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us to obey Him and to
do that which pleases Him and not get ourselves
you know, into situations where we cause problems for ourselves because of our questions and demanding this and that, this is not the
not the not from the Sunnah and it's not something that we should do
more Inshallah, in the next time but let us remember this and say that here is a beautiful story, from the Quran of one of the greatest of the MBL Salaam is Ali Salaam. And what are we learning from the story? We are learning these lessons of obedience to Allah subhana wa Tada. obedience to Allah smarter obedience to the Navi following the Sunnah and we
are looking at obviously also the difference between these are not of Allah and the holder of Allah. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to do that which pleases Him and save us from that will doesn't please him, or some of the HaNavi Karim Ali who said his name
was salam ala Kumar