Lessons from the Anbiya – I love the Messenger #18
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Hola Hola holida here I'm having to learn how to build I mean Salatu was Salam ala Shafi Lumbee or even more serene Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam does live in Cathedral cathedra from Abba, my brothers and sisters.
Let us spend a little bit of time after we talked about
it is a miracle but it's not just to be seen as a miracle, but the honor that also lies on Sunday and was granted Bilaspur Hanel Tada where he
invited him to meet him Gela DeLallo
something that all of us will do one day, but only after we die. And our invitation is not necessarily and not necessarily an invitation to all of us. First of all, it is part of being human and part of being alive that one day we will die.
And secondly, whether that
death will be a means of honor or otherwise depends on how we choose to live our lives. Now here and now in this world,
we ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to live our lives in a way that is pleasing to Him. The law, the law, and which is
which enabled us to leave behind a legacy of honor sadaqa jariya which Allah subhanaw taala will accept and and he would like from us.
So let us spend a little bit of time looking at the gift that Allah subhanaw taala give to His Beloved is Khalili heavy, Mohamed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and through him and by that means to us, the muslimeen
and that is Salah,
salah or Nawaz is the only condition the only command the only thing that Allah subhanaw taala prescribed for us in the heavens.
And it was communicated directly to Rasul Allah He is also loved
by Allah subhanaw taala himself.
So first of all, get let's spend a couple of seconds on this and try to get our mind around this that this is not just a jump not just any command, all commands of Allah subhanaw taala important irrespective of how
they were communicated to us a command of Allah is the command of Allah. Allah is another hole, there is no option for us but to obey Him because they are Muslim. And we operate from the position of Savannah wa Taala we hear and we obey. And so we obey the command of Allah subhanaw taala be obeyed, not treating it like a burden or imposition We await joyfully We await very joyous leave your weight, with the complete and total certainty of the knowledge that this command is for our benefits.
Nothing benefits Allah and nothing harms Allah. So I don't need to say that the command is not for
Allah's benefit novela the command is for our benefit, and therefore we treat it as such, we treat it as something which is for our benefit.
And therefore we
reveal rejoice. Second thing is that it's a command any command
is a sign that Allah subhanaw taala takes notice of us that Allah subhanaw taala that we have a robber, who notices us who is concerned about us, who wants the best for us. And therefore any command of Allah subhanaw taala is an honor in itself. It's an honor in that Allah subhanaw taala chose to give us that command.
Allah subhanaw taala would have left us to our own devices to live and die and do what we want and not want and
to some extent Allah subhanaw taala has done that because that is part of being human that we have been given FDR we have been given limited choice.
And that is the reason why we are accountable for the choices that we make. We are free to choose but the choice is not free.
So that is it. But at the same time Allah subhanaw taala did not leave us without guidance. So he left us without interfering without controlling. Allah subhanaw taala does not micromanage he is not a control freak. He is not. He doesn't force us sometimes he I wish he did, because then we will be
are forced to live,
honest and decent lives, but he does not in his wisdom,
he does the other thing which is that he gives us and shows us the way which will lead to us
living honest and decent lives and creating a society which is honest and decent and compassionate and a society which is good for everyone. So Allah subhanaw taala has shown us that way.
But Allah subhanaw taala has
left us with the will to follow that way or not.
Right. So I don't want to say Allah respects us, because this is not the relationship of the Khalifa and macklow but you can see it in that context also, that
you and I are not forced to do something we have we have been shown the way and Allah subhanaw taala has left us to choose or not to choose. Only la Komarov become for mangia for human adventure, follow up for a lot smarter and said Say your rub
is the Huck he is Al Huck, he is the truth.
But this is not forced on you. If you want to accept it, accept it, if you want to reject it, reject it.
We understand two things from this first, that that our acceptance and rejection does not change the reality does not change the truth. And second one is that we have been given this choice.
Now out of this is a general statement with regard to any command and the command is a sign that Allah notices us it's therefore a sign of honor, it's a sign of, of being given. Freedom and being and being significant in the scheme of things as far as the last part is concerned.
Out of all these commands, Salah stands out unique because that is the only command that Allah subhanaw taala gave directly to our NaVi to our soul, Muhammad salallahu Alaihe Salam, and that also he gave it to him when he met him
above the seven heavens.
So this raises this command and the value of this command and the
the significance of this command to a completely different levels.
So we said hamdulillah Allah Subhana Allah chose to give us this command in this way, which is why I say that the Salah is not just a Kumar the Salah is an honor. The Salah is a gift, the Salah is something that Allah subhanaw taala gift to us moralizer Salam as a gift as a takeaway gift, when was when he called us up to meet Him.
And this takeaway gift is so beautiful, because when Rasulillah Salam went to meet Allah, Who is Allah compared in the scheme of things,
as soon as I sell them is the Khalid is the is the Beloved of Allah and Allah is His Beloved.
So now there is a problem with going to meet your beloved. And what is the problem? The problem is that time will come when you have to depart.
So going to meet your beloved is absolutely beautiful. And this is what Allah subhanaw taala gave him. And as I mentioned in the, in the last lecture, Allah subhanaw taala gave it to him at a time when his heart was very heavy.
When those people he loved in this world had departed. Our Dallas and Pomona, Khadija to cobra, Gabriella Juana had both passed away.
And Brazil Eliza and within months of each other. So rasa salaam was believed he was his heart was heavy. He was suffering from grief.
And at that time, Allah subhanaw taala called him to meet him. So this was a great honor. It was also a great comfort to him. Salalah Harrison,
what the downside of it, if I can call it that, which is that as soon as salam was not called to be with Allah forever, he was called for a short period of time to meet Allah subhanaw taala and then return to the earth to complete his mission.
So there is a party. So now there is the happiness of meeting but there's also the pain of parting and these two are proportionate. The more happy you are to meet somebody, the more painful it will be, or it is to part from that individual for that person.
To alleviate the suffering of that party, to cushion the effect of that party, Allah subhanaw taala gave wrestlers or send them something where there is no party
He gave him something which ensures that as well as asylum can meet Allah subhanaw taala anytime you want it,
and for that he did not need to do that whole journey without merit. He could meet Allah where he was standing. And that is why also as a result, I'm sad when the believer makes a joke he's making Sajida before the arch of Allah, not on the earth he's making says that before the arch of Allah Subhan Allah.
So Allah is right that I gave
and also Allah is our solemn these beautiful gifts by which he could remain connected with Allah subhanaw taala throughout the rest of his life on Earth, even though he had left the
left left, where he was meeting Allah subhanaw taala above the seven heavens and return home. This was this gift was given to him.
And what was more, Allah subhanaw taala gave the same gift and the same power to meet him anytime the individual wanted to the whole Amato Muhammad Salah.
So the gift was not for wrestlers wrestle him alone, but it was for everybody the whole Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So therefore Salah is not a burden.
Salam was not even be seen as a responsibility. It is but it must not be seen simply as a responsibility. I have this responsibility I have done it I'm done with it Rambo. I'm going home. Now my job is over, no.
Salah, Salah must be seen and accepted for what it is. And that is as the most beautiful as the most significant
as the most powerful gift that Allah subhanaw taala gave
to the followers of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Newson
that what Salah is, it's the most beautiful gift,
it is the most wonderful thing that we can possibly imagine that we can come into the presence of Allah subhanaw taala at will
five times a day obligatory. But any time of the day or night.
We make although and we started with Allah what what and we have gone
we have left his world and we are now in another dimension where we are standing before Allah subhanaw taala in His presence. This is what Salah is supposed to do. It is supposed to transport you and me from this dimension of life into another dimension of life before Allah subhanaw taala
say that I live with me daddy brother, Allah and who
an arrow in his tie. And
the wound got
infected and all kinds of things. And he was in severe pain,
too. They said to him that we have to cut this out, we have to cut out this arrow otherwise, you know you're going to die with this poisoning on them.
So he said okay, so cut it out. But if they touched him,
it was unbearable agony. They wouldn't let them touch him. So they said we have to
make you unconscious. Right? You have to and it says I understand, you know, the, the anesthesia of the days was what I mean, whether or not somebody they had, obviously you didn't do that because you probably cause more injury and kill him and kill him in the process. What they will do is to get you drunk, they just drink alcohol and knock you out. And then after that they were what Sara Lee said no, I will not I will not drink alcohol. Then Allah made it 100 callous. And they made these other people who understood really understood that the they didn't say well, you know, these are these circumstances that circumstances all of which may be fair may be correct, but they did not take
those rocks. They did not take those loopholes. He said I will not drink this water. How do you become unconscious?
If you're not going to drink and then while you are conscious, you won't let us touch it. So then Ali said when I when I am praying when I'm in Salah, you come into it.
So he students Allah Allahu Akbar, they came they cut out the thing they took out the arrow they dress the wound everything else, no reaction from say the aluminium italic or the law.
This is the meaning of being in the presence of Allah.
That is the reason why in the brain
Los Altos and Salem described on a son he described the, the level of his level of excellence before almost man hotel as and that was allah God and Agatha for a long time.
He said to worship Allah subhanaw taala as if you can see him and if you don't see him know that he sees you.
You don't see him but you know that he sees us.
imagine being in the presence of Allah subhanaw taala talking to Allah subhanaw taala telling him your story asking him for his protection asking him for his help.
Salah is the physical in terms of ama in terms of actions, the physical manifestation of the caliber.
When we see a shadow Allah Allah Illallah I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah.
What do we do we worship Allah. There is no concept in Islam of saying Lila Hill Allah there is no one worthy of worship except Allah and then not praying. Because if you said there is no one worthy of worship except Allah and you did not pray, then you are not a Muslim because you have denied your statement by your action.
If there is no one worthy of worship except Allah then how come you don't worship Him? If you say that you are a believer
is somebody who does not believe can make that statement. For example, you can say Muslims believe that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah.
So if you ask him what do you praise and no I don't pray Why should I pray? I'm not a Muslim. I'm just telling you what Muslim believes.
This is the reason why Allah subhanaw taala about
salaam about salah, he said I had to live the way in an hour by now who masala fallen out of the Kafala. He said the I had the governor the dividing line, the differentiator between us and them. Marina Wayna
between us and them is a Salah for one another, the one who has left it has committed kava has left Islam
And this is the
this is the thing for us to understand.
That Salah is so critically important.
The Sahaba the companions of Rasulullah Salem
the one thing on which all of them were agreed upon was this concept of this this this this ruling as in this hadith that the one who will leave Salah has left Islam
Salah was so important that even among African bread all the solid
even though the prayer was false
there was just pretending but they remember that even that pretension was important if you want it to be counted as a Muslim you prayed
there was no concept of a Muslim who did not pray
a non practicing Muslim is a non Muslim they please understand this In Islam there is also there's no such thing as a non practicing Muslim
and pm there's no such thing as a non practicing Muslim non practicing Muslim is not a Muslim
see the case of Musa Ali salaam
when he was given an award what was rotten Sedra in an era hola hola hola hola and Abu the knee you Aki me Salah tele decree.
Allah said Verily I am Allah, there is no one worthy of worship except me. So worship Me and establish some
Allah's rodeada told us in Surah The Buddha said what happens to people who do not pray?
This is the Quran there is no evidence that is stronger than this.
Carlo lum Nico mineral was only
the people who will be thrown into the Hellfire they will be asked by the Malayaka by the angel and my other people that what what happened? How come you and you are in this situation? What caused you to enter Jan? Masala Goofy's what caused you to enter the hellfire
and they say London Nepal, Paulo, Leung Abu Musa Lee.
They will say we will not have those who used to
establish their Salah we used to pray.
They were not among those who used to establish.
He said our marriage also shows us the importance of the holy land. This land was always under the
custodianship of the prophets.
It was originally given to Musa alayhis salam, but he never saw it. Because the money Israel refused to go into Jerusalem. But usually we know who's gonna Joshua, he entered it
and he ruled and after them, the land was given to Rasul Allah is Allah salah, who did not see it as a ruler, but Allah subhanaw taala showed it to him in the era.
And he had him
make the mammoth of all the MBR in vital map this
and then the land was finally opened by Satan, Omar Nakata, Delano, who was he had to
go personally to take the keys of, of that land, from the RTR of Jerusalem.
As I mentioned
the the whole journey of our Mirage was the
was far as was in Salem, to give him relief, to give him comfort, and to console him in his difficulties.
Then we come to another very important part and story of the Sierra, again, a very difficult story. And that is the story of Rasul Allah is Allah salams journey to archive. Now, the whole time, even today, time is a is in the middle of hills, there's a very windy road that takes you off from Africa to thrive, and I went once and I thought to myself as I was you as you were driving up the the type Cardi B, if you want to call it that,
how it must have been for us versus seldom and they've been highly that are they allowed to just woke up from my car to dive, they walked I from the car, I don't know whether they had any. I mean, I know that they weren't riding horses of Campbell's mules or anything, because that would have been mentioned to they were walking maybe they had a pack animal, I don't know. But they were walking and they just the two of them.
Imagine those days imagine the kinds of dangers imagine the kind of situation and imagine the toughness of Rasul Allah. And, of course, obviously, they've been herded out of the land as well.
Imagine that their toughness, how strong
they were, how tough they were. And the commitment, the total commitment of resource SLM to his message.
He went too tight, because the bond was a cave of types.
were people who were the other, the, you know, the, in that hijas area, there were two groups of people who are two tribes who are
who are hugely respected because they were connected with religious symbols. One was the Kurdish and in the forest, the man who Hashem the one of the one who totally because they were the people who had were the custodians of the Kaaba, they used to feed and give water to the pilgrims and so on. So, there was a within course, the sort of high priests of the temple which was the Kaaba, which had been expropriated and and misused was being misused as a temporary. It was the house of Allah subhanaw taala built by Ibrahim alayhis salam for the establishment of Salah and Tahu is and worship of Allah alone, but all those entities they had fill it with idols and the courage were the tribe
which took care of that. Similarly, entire was a type was a tribe called Man was O'Keefe. And in time there was also a
a temple in which they
they used to worship some idol. So these burners are people the
the tribe, so they also had an exalted status in religious Barossa cave had three chiefs, Three brothers, who used to work for chiefs are called rulers of these tribal ones. Okay.
So and as soon as I sell them, after the boycott of the one large him in the shape of the shape
when they were released, I sort of decided to seek help from the one who's okay because he thought he was so good idea. Those people, you know, accept Islam
And there will be a refuge for the Muslims away from Makkah, and it will give us some leverage. So he went, and Imam and remember at that time, our Sidious was Alon who was already Muslim. And there were so many other Muslims who said as well, so but they had gone to, to have a senior. But there are other people that are there are other people who are significant, who are, who are more respected, who as soon as salam could have delegated this job to, to go dive and invite the bouncer came to Islam. He didn't do that. He did it himself. Like some days sometimes, I remember one very painful incident where somebody told me, he said, If you want to get something done, do it yourself.
And I think it is, it was good advice.
So it also sort of meant himself. Now when he when there is time, even to meet these people. But the way he was treated was absolutely unbelievable. You know, among the among the Arabs to this day, but those days, of course, it was even more, there were certain rules and certain customs, which transcended our boundaries. And one of those customs was the treatment of guests. It didn't matter who the guest was, if the guest came to you and the person was a guest in your house, then you respected them, you treated them well, you fed them you wanted them you
you treated them with respect, right, you never abused guests. This was a this hospitality and this. And this good river, a guest was away at a cultural thing.
But the balsa clave
ill treated and mistreated not just any guests, they mistreated the one of the greatest leaders of the courageous from their top nobility, if
not known, not understood in those days, but if I can use the word, their family, so as soon as salam was the grandson of the Rotary, who they knew very well,
hugely respected, and as well as someone who has him and often one will tell you,
he was not as any person, they knew him very well. He was from college, they knew him very well. They knew his his genealogy, they knew where he came from. They knew all of this yet, they treated him in an absolutely horrible way. So one of them said, I will tear apart the key swab the cover the covering of the cover, if Allah sent you as a prophet, so it denied him, he said, You cannot be a prophet. And if that is the truth, that I will, I will tear apart the car, second quarter to cover the second quarter, I wouldn't allow find somebody better than you to send us a profit. I mean, this is a direct insult to the fifth. The third one said, I will not talk to you. Because if you are in
fact, the profit, then I'm not qualified to talk to you. And if you are a liar than right, you're a doctor. Right? So this is all playing games and so on. And they
they literally rejected him. And they did that in a very abusive way.
Again, he behaved in his usual way of dignity. And he said, Look, if you don't want to accept my message, and you cannot accept my message, then keep this conversation private, don't make it public. They refused. Instead of that, they made him leave their house and as he was going and the some of them were sitting there said they're measuring the distance this is about a distance of one to three miles. He they got their slaves and you know, street urchins and so on, to shout abuse at or sorrows and Salem, and to throw rocks, physically injuring and also the salah Salem and they've been hiding.
They've been Hadith that tried to shield a source salam from these rocks. And so I'm gonna have I mean, they're coming from all over.
So obviously you couldn't do that. So they tried to escape they tried to run they, Russell's Salam was injured so badly that both of them were injured, but was injured so badly that
his blood was flowing and his shoes got filled with His blood and they're stuck to his feet.
They imagine how painful and that must have been physically and emotionally. And you know how what a terrible situation to be in absolutely unbelievably terrible situation to be.
We will end this session at this point, because this is a very significant event and I don't want to hurry through it and
We will talk about is insha Allah when we
when we look at
this next episode inshallah we ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us to do
that which is pleasing to Him and save us from that which is not for Salah we Karim, Allah Allah He was with me that I have to get to I mean what I'm doing