Lessons from the Anbiya – Session 36
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Learn another human hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam O Allah Shafi lambay will mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam de Stephen Catherine cathedra
from avato mighty sisters,
Allah subhanho danijela, Donahoe
gave us this beautiful religion of Islam,
which is based on His revelation on his book, Al Quran Al Qaeda.
And in this core al Karim, one of the major
parts of the Quran are the stories of the MBA, Sarah,
Alice 100 delegates and mini MBA
and loss of identity there is
there hasn't been any group of people in Korea or any town any village
where Allah subhanho wa Taala did not send a warmer.
So Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this very clearly. And then Allah subhanaw taala said that,
out of the number of ambia, Allah named some of them. And he named to about 25 of them or so in the corner.
And a lot of our dealer told us their stories.
to varying degrees, I mean, not the same detail and not the same length of each story. For example, the story of Lucifer is a lamb isn't the whole sort of soldiers of
the story of Musa alayhis salam is in practically every Jews of the
night it's out of 30 Jews moosari solemn stories and about, you know, 27 or 28 of the Jews of the Quran. Some mentioned amasa to the extent that also Reza Salaam said once that the Quran almost became the book of Moosa Elisa,
the story of his le Salaam is in sort of medium, and elsewhere, and so on and so forth. So the story of what he said is
so different, as stories of the American Muslims Ray Bradbury Salaam is there in different in different sewer, including the Rahim plus other places. Now, point is that Allah subhanaw taala described all of these ambia Lima Salaam, and he described them, as I mentioned, to some more and some less, at the hickmott of this, the wisdom of this, Allah Subhana, Allah knows best.
For us, the important thing to understand is that
these two stories of the Gambia, alayhis salam have been mentioned for a particular reason. And the reason is obviously not entertainment. The reason is not even historical recording of historical facts.
The reason is to give us
the people who read the Quran, in whichever age they do, to give them
a template on which they can mold their own lives.
So for example, if I want to see what I was do, when I'm in some form of hardship,
where I am, for example, I'm doing the right thing, but I am not getting any traction for it and not getting any support for it. And let alone getting support or literally let alone getting any affirmation. I'm actually getting criticism for it. I'm being I'm being opposed. I'm being within courts punished for doing even though I'm doing the right thing. What must I do? Look at the stories of the available stuff. Practically every story of every Navy,
except for so they were really selama down the reason.
Practically every story of every Navy is a story of somebody who stood for the truth, who stood for integrity and morality and ethics and values.
And for that reason, he was opposed. He was persecuted. In some cases, he was attacked. In some cases, some of the MBR were even killed.
What was their crime
Their crime was to speak the truth. The crime was that they spoke the truth, their crime was that they
that they did not follow the gender trend of people who,
who succumbed or succumb to political power or who succumb to authority or succumb to bribery and corruption, they stand for the truth. And they're willing to pay the price of that, irrespective of the price. And whatever the price is, they're willing to pay that price. And you see the story, of course, to a level of excellence in the life of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam.
Similarly, if I want to see what must I do, if I have plenty, I have power, I have authority, I have a coma.
Then what must I do? Look at the stories of the available, sir. You will see how they behaved and what they did. Some of them had power and authority some of them had, some of them had had wealth,
enormous with enormous power and authority. Did they abuse it? Did they use it for self indulgence? Did they use it for their pleasure? Or did they use it for the good of all the people and all the living beings who were in the care and in order to praise Allah subhanaw taala wanted to do
so also for anything else, all the meraih all the monastrell of our lives, all the steps, all the problems, all the issues of our lives. If we want to know what is the best way to deal with them, the place to look for those answers is in the Kitab of Allah
in the stories of the unveilings
and that is the purpose that I met my purpose in starting this series of classes
and how they learn we have done them now for 33 or 34 weeks. And inshallah we'll continue until we finish the whole list of available ceram that we have information about. We are on the currently on the story of moodily Salah. And one of the important things that I want to
say to you is that in the case of who that a Salam as well as in the case of a lot of the MB it was
a loss of Hamilton
use the particular
way of expression.
For example, Allah subhanaw taala said
God is about to
undergo surgery, Sally kuzava add a little more serene, in the Karla home a home
Hold on, I let a taco now see the the way of address. Allah said the ad belied and denied the messengers, when their brother hood said to them, will you not fear almost ran out that in a way. Now, the point I want to make to you here is that today we talk about the power. Today we talk about presenting Islam to people and some of us in our enthusiasm. And some of us get some people get very extreme in their self righteousness, which is a very dangerous place to be. And they even
you know, their the way that they behave, is to put it politely and
mildly, is not very endearing. It's not very even even politeness. They don't pay attention to politeness their manners or
the manners are something you know much to be desired.
You will find there is no smile on their face. Even though they will quote for you The head is that smiley Southern but for the for them that is too expensive. They don't want to give it
you will find that they are very harsh in their approach
to people and to the extent that sometimes they will not even return greeting they will not even return Salam and so on and so forth.
Myron sisters, please think about this here. Allah subhana wa tada is calling the Nabi the brother of the people to whom he sent an IV.
Now who did Allah send an IV to? Did Allah send an IV
To a bunch of Allah Allah,
Allah send an AVI to people who were the most pious and best people, so that an abbey of Allah can be called their brother.
Or did Allah subhanaw taala by definition sent nambia to people who were literally the pits, who were the worst people,
they had gone to they had gone back to such an extent that it actually required Allah subhanaw taala to send a messenger of water to them, to want them to come back on track.
Which one? So now unless you run into a sense, who there is a Ramzan is a word to people who are problematic,
people who are sinners, people who are oppressors, people who have different kinds of problems, and who are stuck in different kinds of vices. And yet, Allah subhanaw taala is calling that nabee their brother.
What do we understand from this? We understand from this number one, that all human beings, by virtue of humanity, are brothers to one another. It doesn't matter what they worship, who they worship, don't worship, it doesn't matter, their race doesn't matter, their color doesn't matter, their tribe or you know, nationality and so on. So nothing matters. All human beings, are brothers and sisters, of all other human beings. So this is the first thing that we understand because this is what the language of the Quran is.
Second thing we understand is that the importance of treating people well, the importance of having brotherly relations with people who do not worship.
Now, by brotherly relations, what do you mean, by brother relations, we mean that we are helpful, we are polite, we are kind, we are compassionate,
we go out of our way to do something good for them. Because the important thing to understand is that
entered in Islam is not a physical exercise, that you don't have to enter a budget to enter Islam. entering Islam is an exercise of the heart.
Who is a Muslim, the one who practices Islam, who will practice Islam, somebody who accepts Islam, somebody who loves Islam, somebody who thinks that Islam is a great deal, it's a big is a big deal. It's something that he or she should really want and they should they should practice it, they believe this and therefore they practice it. Now, how does belief change? Right? Think about is the whole concept of forcible conversion is illogical.
I always tell people this thing I said there is no need to go anywhere. Just think, right? Just think, is use your intelligence, and tell yourself but ask yourself, Is it possible to force somebody to think in a particular way?
Is it possible and if you think it's possible, then I suggest to do this, do this exercise.
Get a republican to vote Democrat,
already get a democrat to vote republican?
Or don't even go there?
Take a Arsenal,
supporter arsenal fan, and get him to cheer for say Manchester United.
Right? Do that.
Take your take somebody who is you know, into basketball or football or cricket or something, and they have their favorite team. And they associate themselves with that team. The team doesn't even know they exist, but you know, they do that
and tell them change your affiliation. So instead of being for a fan of this team, change that to the ban of the opposite team.
Believe me, I mean, that is an exercise which more than likely you will fail in which you will read.
The thing is that if somebody will not even change their favorite football team, they will not even change their political party affiliation.
How will they change the God who they worship
How would that happen?
It cannot have it does not have. And anyone who believes that this can be done is fooling themselves.
People change their political affiliation when they see a need for that
when they see that
The other one is I'm not talking about corrupt politicians who just change from one party to another for money, I'm talking about genuine, decent human beings
who are who support a particular political party because of what that party promises their, you know, the party principles and policies, if they are going to change from one party to another party, there is a reason why they're doing that, because they're convinced that the second party fulfills more accurately and clearly, their own aspirations and goals.
So also somebody who leaves a job and joins another company is doing that, because not doing that because somebody put a gun to his head, he's doing that because he feels that his chances of advancing in his career and doing something worthwhile and, and beneficial is more in the, in the in the new company. Somebody who changes their affiliation in in sports, they're doing it because somewhere in their heart, they feel this is the right thing to do.
So how does somebody change their affiliation to God?
Right, so if somebody is leaving, whichever religion they follow, and if they enter Islam, or vice versa, may Allah protect us
is because the new system makes more sense to them.
Now, how will you convince somebody to enter Islam
they do not even see you, as a friend?
united says sales we say you can only sell to friends.
And this is nowhere more true than in the inviting to Islam than in preaching.
You can only preach to friends, you can only invite friends to enter your house, which is your
so the first thing to understand as far as the stories of the MB is concerned is the MBR Allah subhanaw taala sent them to be the Friends of the people to whom they were sent. And that's why Allah subhanaw taala call them their brothers.
And you will find this, this terminology in the Quran many, many in many places concerning milliampere.
So please understand that.
And second thing is what is the IBC? What does that represent? Same thing music, in the huddle is run everywhere. What does that say that says, I have come to I've been sent to you by last rantala I don't ask you for anything I have come to give you
and what have you come to give me I have come to give you and show you a way in which you can become a winner in this world and the next.
The same thing applies today to us as the omata Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam because of who's Baraka and because of his position as the katana be as disabled mercerie as the last and final of the messengers of Allah subhanaw taala
and the Chief of them and develop them and disable them.
This duty of introducing Allah subhanho data to his creatures, this duty of presenting Islam to the world has devolved upon us.
It is today our duty to do this work to do this work. And we sell Hungary Lana Bellamy, we are greatly honored to be given this job
and inshallah we will try to do it to the best of our ability. How do you do that? Number one by
developing the best manners
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And let's rock desert, invite them towards Europe, with wisdom, and with the best and the most beautiful, the most.
attractive of speech of invitation mariza to Hazara, and if you have to argue with them, then do that in the best possible way, which I do believe is
in the best possible way. Don't argue with them in a way which offends them. Don't insult them, don't, you know, browbeat them.
Be patient with them. Let them ask you questions, answer those questions with a smile on your face.
give them time, all of this.
So who else did this and again the same formula we see in the lives
have most of the bedrooms
that some people whose hearts were clean.
What because Saleemul favorite.
These people came to Islam. They accepted the message of the Nabil. But others are different. And they stayed away. And not only do they did they stay away, they went out of their way to be nasty to the Navy. They opposed him they tried to travel him they try to harm him.
As I mentioned, in some cases, they tried to end they succeeded in killing.
So Allah subhanaw taala, of course, is watching all of this, and Allah subhanaw taala centuries Zambia and Allah subhanaw taala when he sent his ambia there are two things which happened. One is that while the homies their alma mater does not send his Azov, he doesn't punish the people, because he has sent the messenger like give them enough time to accept the invitation of the messenger, Allah gives them enough room to deal with whatever intellectual, psychological, emotional, you know,
turmoil or struggle they have, until they come to the truth. So time is given. But once
that time is over, and people still do not change. And they still continue to oppose and obviously still, now maybe that maybe they are now at a stage where the Nabi is in danger.
Right, they want to kill something, then Allah subhanaw taala as usual. So that is true sadism be
removed from them. And the punishment of Allah comes on those people.
So I'm not surprised that adjusted the people who add one last time with a drought they were they had a severe drought and
good they had repented, if they had understood what was happening
and turn towards Allah subhanaw taala, then perhaps they would have been saved. But you know, we see this thing all the time we see this thing and even today we see this thing, where when tests come,
just are not seen as tests. This is one of the great tragedies have especially of people who are intelligent people who are very, who feel, you know, the way they feel they're very scientific, and they feel they understand
the reason why something happens.
Take the case of we'll come back to the story, whatever the case is Allah and the people of Iraq.
There are nine different deaths that came to the people of Iraq, one after the other one after the other.
But did they take heat from that?
Did they see the test or the test?
They did not. Eventually, they perished. So also in this case, these people, they are a drought. So they decided to go to Makkah. And they may die in the Kaaba
and Allah subhanaw taala sent them it's all crowd clouds, dense clouds, very dark clouds. And they rejoiced.
Is that these look like they're not like cumulus clouds. They're like limbus clouds and Nimbus clouds and so therefore this means heavy rain and we need the rain. And they were very happy. But that was not the case. What those clouds were this clouds of the other one was wrapped
around it that is it for lamotta Oh, man Oh, who is Mr. Kabila? Oh dear to him Carlo has
moved to Harlem moved to Berlin Who am I balumama star gel to be Rehan fee has been elite.
So when there's all these loads
and loads around town I said furama who are either Mr. Kabila Odia team Kahlua arredamenti Rona Bell, who must agile tune v one v Ha.
Le led to them arugula JMB Amira, Bihar for us bajo la la la la Masaki home karateka. Nigel Komal moody mean,
I was around that I said that when they saw that it was a dense cloud coming towards their valleys. They said this is a cloud bringing us red
But it is that comment which you were asking to be hastened. Because these people I mean, this was again the whole problem with a lot of people when they nebby warn them they said oh, if your God is so powerful Tell him to punish us we'll see this this kind of arrogant statements very time we hear this statement today also the people, you want the person who tell them, look what you're doing is wrong. You will be questioned by Allah. He was wrong Iran's Allah.
I will answer Don't worry, I know how to answer them. In that Allahu Allah you know, maybe he said that no prophet said that no person of a out who has knowledge would say something like this to say I will answer Allah
except for the worst of the worst of the ignorant people. But people are like this, they will somebody says, Oh, I will answer Don't worry, I will also.
So Allah The reason, this is what you were asked that you want it so it has been sent a wind wearing is a painful torment,
destroying everything by the command of its Rob. So they became such that nothing could be seen except their dwellings. Thus do We recompense the people who are the most given.
soon as I said, I'm sorry, dense clouds, he would make dua for Allah subhanaw taala to
to protect him and everybody from that.
Potential potentially, in case it was a
loss rather than gender. As for the ad, they were destroyed by a furious violent wind, which Allah imposed on them for several nights and eight days in succession, so that you would see men lying overthrown and destroyed, as if they were hollow trunks of dead pumps. Do you see any remnants of them? Think about this, you know, go to go to YouTube and Google tornadoes. Right and see what happens in a tornado.
A tornado just passes overland. And it's like a vacuum cleaner, everything, whatever it passes through, it just sucks it up, goes high up in the air and it's spinning in this thing, and it drops from there and dead and completely destroyed. No matter how strong it might be. And you see huge city with our trucks getting sucked up and all kinds of stuff. Imagine if that tornado this is what we're saying what happens to the to the to whatever the tornado does touches when it is moving. The What about if that tornado sits in that place was for seven days or eight nights? What do you think will happen? That's what happened to the people are at this tornado came on set on them for that
huge period of time, this enormous wind and the wind has been sent to destroy them. There's no way that anybody could have except that.
Right? So think about this and say that this is what happened. And of course the last round that I said and when our commandment came, we said hold and those who believe with him by a mercy from Us and we saved them from a severe trauma. Such were add, they rejected the Ayat of Allah of the Arab and disobeyed His messengers, and follow the command of every proud of student, oppressor or leader. And they were pursued by a curse in the world and so they will be on the Day of Resurrection, no doubt Verily, they are that is believed in the rub. So away with the people of hold to add the people of code.
So Alice Randall is mentioning this.
about these people about the people who are barely adding I'll behold Allison Bartlett away from
Derby, the gentlemen hellfire. May Allah protect us from the Hellfire We ask Allah subhanaw taala for his protection from all these now,
I've understood that as I told you, the
whole purpose of this is to for us to understand and take lessons now what is the lesson? The lesson here is that what are the things that you see, among these people here is a bunch of people who were strong, they were wealthy, they had,
you know, whatever the head of the world of the time they were, they had all the resources that they could have.
They could have been people who or should have been people who would be very thankful to Allah subhanaw taala that he gives them all that he gave them, and they should then have used that
in order to be you know, to be good to the world and to help others. But instead of that,
they denied the messenger. They denied Allah subhanaw taala they
refuse to worship Allah subhanaw taala.
In their actions, they were Jabarin they were.
They were, they were extremely cruel and extremely oppressive.
They were extremely arrogant. And they were extremely stubborn. So even when the messenger came to them, and holder, a Salam came to them, and he tried to convince them, and he tried to, you know, help them understand
what they were doing wrong.
They refused to believe him, they refused to believe him, they refuse to accept what he had to say. They argued with him and so on and so forth. And then when he
when he, you know, to warn them of the punishment or not, they said, Bring the punishment that is letting me Why wait till the Day of Judgment, bring it right now in the audio. And so what happened was monitors Okay, you want a bunch? We did a bunch, then what do you do? Right?
Now, what does this teach us?
This teaches us that worldly wealth and power.
And let's nothing before the last round.
Who gave it who gave them to us in the first place?
Now, you know, I mean, if you think about this, these are not this is not rocket science, right?
This is not something that we have never heard of. That we didn't know that wealth and power, mean nothing. Before almost any any Muslim. We know this is part of our creed to know that Allah hotbird that almost Ratan Tata is our acquisition. Allah is the greatest ally has control over everything.
And I remind myself all the time and remind you, it's not well, whether you will know this or not, we all know this.
Visual is this knowledge that I know Allah is the Greatest, that I know that
whatever I have, cannot supersede
what Allah subhanaw taala has and it cannot give me it does not give me the right to disobey Allah. On the other hand, on the contrary, if I have more from Allah, then I must obey Allah subhanaw taala more because of my gratitude to him.
Now, instead of that,
I know all of this, the question is, if I know all of this, then what is the reflection of this knowledge in my life?
So if you are looking at my life, and you say that, okay, you accept Allah subhanho wa Taala, as your
as the one to worship as your healer, and as your rub, and you accept him as the one who will your Creator, sustainer maintainer.
And you believe and you accept that you must obey Him. And you must follow the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam.
Now, what is the evidence of that in your life?
If somebody asked me that question,
do I have an answer?
Again, when I'm saying somebody asks a question, it's not a matter of, you know, answering
the question to answering some human being.
It's a question to answer yourself.
I don't have to answer somebody else. You don't have to answer to me or anybody else. It's a question of me asking myself this question. That what is the reflection in my life? That I believe in Allah subhanaw taala, as the only one worthy of worship, as the only one who can do anything good or bad to me,
as the only one who has control of everything in his life,
as the one to whom is my return?
What is the evidence that I love Allah, that Allah Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam?
What is the evidence that I truly believe that following the son of a seller is the secret of success in this life in the next?
What is evidence of this? I can make all of these claims.
there is no evidence of that in my life,
then you can say that you don't really believe this.
If I tell you, for example,
the harmfulness of overdosing on carbs,
eating too many carbohydrates, eating too much of sugar.
Now, I tell you, you know this is very harmful to you, we must not eat too much of sugar, and we must not eat towards a carbohydrate and so on and so forth. You must
To our diet.
Because restrict our diet because eat sensibly, eat pure stuff, and so on and so forth. I'm saying all this too, I'm giving you this big lecture on this. And then when I sit down to eat, and you see my plate and zillah hola hotel.
This man just told us don't overdose on carbs and look at his splits. His bread is only carbs. And he told us don't eat sugar, but you know, look at those bowls of dessert that he's got around him.
The only way to what will you say? You will tell your theory is good, but you yourself do not believe in this theory? Why are you trying to preach it to me?
If you think this is so good, how come you don't practice it yourself?
Right. Now, isn't that a reasonable thing to say?
Isn't that reasonable? Is that isn't that a reasonable thing to say? If you really feel that this is something which is worthwhile, how come you don't do it?
My brother and sister Believe me, this is what the world is telling us today as Muslims.
The world is saying we are sick and tired of people talking about Islam.
Islam is this Islam is that Islam means the other. Islam means truthfulness. Islam means joining what just Islam means peace. Islam means our marriage. People are saying, stop talking, show it
to put up or shut up.
If Islam means peace and harmony, we want to see that peace and harmony in your life. If Islam means the pursuit of knowledge, then we want to see how many Muslim scientists that are
not scientists will become atheist, nor Muslims who have no idea about science. You got these two extremes?
How many Muslims are there who know science and who recognize Allah subhanaw taala even better because of their signs that they know
if you say that Muslims are people who
are beneficial, because Allah, Allah subhanaw taala said go to Vietnam with no prisoners.
Allah said you are the best of people, and you have been selected for the benefit of people. So if this is true,
then you are living in this community? What is the benefit that you are spreading around you? Who is benefiting from you?
That's the question we need to ask ourselves,
who is benefiting from us? This is what we learn to the stories of the unbearable, sir.
Not be arrogant, not be stubborn. Change your lives,
make them more beneficial and positive.
Because that is the proof of the pudding. That is the proof of our belief. That is a proof that we
actually believe what we profess.
And this is what the world is saying the world is saying don't talk about Islam show us Islam.
And if you chose Islam, then we will come to Islam.
We talk about for example, we talk about the beauty of the Islamic financial system when we say that, you know Zero Based interest, I mean zero interest based financing, because we don't believe in interest based financing. So using financing, through equity and other other ways.
This is the secret of a stable financial system in the world, which will save the world from the ups and downs that in the rollercoaster of the jet, the regular interest based financing system.
When people take responsibility for each other, then goodness will spread. You will not have homeless people who will not have on the one hand homeless people on the other hand, lots of empty houses which have been foreclosed and repossessed by banks. So you've got an empty house and you've got somebody sleeping on the street. Why is that happening? Why is that happening in any intelligent nation where you have empty houses but you have people sleeping on the street? Why is that?
So we are saying if you had a Islamic system, you will not have this. Every person would have had a roof over their heads. Every person would have had access to medical health to health care. Everyone would have had an access to education everyone would have had would not be would not need to sleep hungry they would have food
people are saying
Wonderful, very nice. Show it
and it's not enough for you to say that you know this used to happen 1400 years ago Yes, sure, fair enough. No problem with that but I we want to see today.
This is our learning from the lives of the unbearable sir.
So from the story of Buddha Islam, we learn the danger of arrogance, the danger of stubbornness. We understand that becoming arrogant because we have wealth and power leads to disaster.
Instead, we need to develop humility, make a Stefan Toba turn towards Allah subhanaw taala try to be beneficial to everybody who is around us in this work. ask Allah
to be to be pleased with you and never to be displeased was Allah Allah Allah bakery when he was seven made with me. salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato times