Wisdom of Hatim Al Asamm – Session 2
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fillerina Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam
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We continue with the series of lessons on the wisdom of Hartman Assam Rasul Allah.
I want to,
as I mentioned to you he met,
he lived in
HD, which is called comes to 851. That is he died. That's the time of day.
The series of lessons that we're talking about is his conversation with
Jeff equal bulky, who he met, he spent 30 years in his company, and then you met him after years. And he asked, the chef asked him, What did you learn from me? So he told him, I learned eight things from you.
And as I mentioned, the other day, the chef said in da de la una de Raja
say, just 2030 years a lot of the things. He said yes, I learned things. And then he mentioned at that do that in a minute. But before that,
I want to ask you this question. Or rather tell you, why was he called a sum? A sum means a deaf one.
And the story is a beautiful story, which shows the clock and the tarbiyah and the dusky of these people. The story is that an older elderly lady came to him to ask some questions. Jane had some question that she needed to answer. She came to him to ask this question. And as he was sitting there, she asked the question, something after which happens to a lot of us, it's perfectly natural. It can happen to anybody. She certainly passed some gas.
Now, obviously, for the elderly lady to do that was usually embarrassing. But it happened.
immediate reaction to that was, he said to her, I'm sorry, I didn't I didn't hear anything. You said, we can repeat that I'm deaf.
So she said you heard nothing. He said, No, I didn't hear anything. So can you repeat what was the question? Can you repeat the question? I heard nothing.
He said you heard nothing. He said, No, I heard nothing. I mean, I am I am deaf. So can you repeat your question? Yeah, you then you need to speak loudly because I can't hear.
So she was so relieved, that are above the law. The man didn't hear this thing happening. And then she has some question, whatever it was, he loved. Now story doesn't end with that. The story is that for the next 15 years, until the lady died, she died 15 years later, for the next 15 years has given us a light Allah maintain this thing, where everyone thought that is the
that's the name
of the diff.
For 50. And the reason it did that for 15 years was he didn't want somebody else to go and test the lady. You know what he was pretending he's actually good yet.
When he told he was deaf, he's actually he's really he's not deaf. He didn't want someone to tell the lady that so he pretended to be deaf throughout this period of 15 years.
And the reason I'm saying this is the purpose of our classes
are not teaching here any
I'm not really interferon, I'm not teaching any material, or anything. We are looking at practicing Islam in our niche.
That is a single focus of both of these classes, and Sera, classes, and sera and also the lives of the son of Sally. And tomorrow's class, which is the leaving Islam class. The purpose of these classes is to help us to practice Islam, how can we practice Islamic knowledge, because at the end of the day, this is what creates the impact. This is what creates the effect. It is the actual practice of Islam. It is not. It is not Islam in theory or something. It is the actual practice of Islam. This is what creates the
impact in the lives of people. And that's why it's very important for us to remember that and to
practice that in our lives. Recently an incident happened which I mentioned also in one of my other reminders, which those of you who
who listen to them, you would have heard that, but just to show.
I want to mention that.
So that the there was a friend of mine who wrote who sent me this note from the way he's a Christian guy. He is the head of a very large company and
so he had gotten you Indian
Indian chaps, he had gone to India for something he got came back to the way and he found he had high fever and they said he has drink. So he was hospitalized for three, four days. So he said in the hospital, he went to the bathroom and the bathroom was reeking of cigarette smoke.
He was obviously very upset. He said, I used to be a smoker. 30 years ago, I give up smoking. And I find this smell very unpleasant. And I'm allergic to the smell. So when he came there to the, to the toilet, he had this smell. So he called the hospital. And he told him Look, what is this zero is always obviously some leak from the other bathroom next door, or something. So I'm getting this man. Anyway, they apologized. That's what he says next day, a man came into his room. And he sent me the photograph.
And our IT guy, Arab guy, he came into the room with a big box of chocolates. And he said to him, I am extremely sorry I am next door to you.
He said I was smoking now I'm not promoting smoking here smoking is a record I'm saying this is what the man even though he was doing something wrong. See his o'clock. He says, I am the man next door I was walking in the in the toilet. So I am extremely sorry, they told me that this is what happened smoothly tonight. I am extremely sorry, apologize to you for causing you pain. And please accept this will be a box of chocolates, he brought any give it to them. Now the point is, here is somebody who's not some great chef or something. He's a very simple person who is doing something but he's doing that with
this relates to smoking. So I am not saying that the smoking part of it is obviously bad. But the point is that whatever it was, his behavior is such that this man, now the recipient of this shoplifts, my friend, he sent out this mail to whose entire list of people saying that see the behavior of this of this man, and the man is clearly Muslim, you know, he's got a beard, he's got a very long way to go, and so on. So handle a good good publicity and good news. Four o'clock. So very important for us to remember that now, as I mentioned, the first lesson which we did partially last week,
where has the atom Allah,
he told me, the first thing that I lesson I learned from you is the I saw that people are connected to their motto, people are connected to the things they love.
But the things they love, they leave them.
Because of Ross Ross Ross Ross said, there are three things follow a man to his grave, there are these
three things follow a person to the grave, their family, their, their, their possessions and their deeds, so as to return, which is the family and their wealth, and the deeds go with him. So he said it was absurd, I decided to make my motto, my deeds, my action, because that is what will remain with me. And I didn't want to have anything else. I did that now.
The issue is, what is the meaning of saying I made my deeds the most beloved,
what is the sign of something being beloved to
me, the different levels of liking, I mean, like something I may be interested in something, and so on, so on. But loving something is a very different
thing. It's not just, it's not just like, loving is very different. Now, some of the indicators are loving, is if you love something, you want to be doing that all the time, you want to be close to that one, you want to be involved with there, as far as possible, as much as possible. Even if you have to go somewhere else, you will, you will want to come back to that no matter where it is come back to the thing that you love because that's where you get the maximum pleasure from.
Even when we are away from the beloved and from the thing that we love. Our thought is always there. Even though physically I'm not there. I'm constantly only thinking about that about about the person I love or about the thing that I love, constantly My mind is
always in that and we also then acquiring knowledge about that ticker tape football or soccer or basketball, you know, the three big games which are popular here in this country.
People who are who love that game, you know constantly if either talk to you, they will talk the language of the game. Right? The fastest way to in business networking is one of the things we say is that if you want to be Do you
Won't do good business networking in America you should be able to talk the language of some game because most people are all people are interested in the game and if you talk the language of the game then you get close to the you know the sort of sync with them much faster.
So, constantly the thought is that then you will find that you know people will wear jerseys of the of the of the football club that they support all of that right so you there is some sign that this person of the game Now my question is to myself is
if we apply this, this standard of loving to good deeds, let's take Salah as the number one of the good deeds if you apply that, do we love Salah?
That's the question asked, What do I do? I mean, I'm praying I know I'm praying, I'm the law. I don't I try not to miss my prayers. But do I love the Salah? That is the question
or my brain because I'm supposed to pick which one
you know, which
is to say give us relief give us you know, relaxation
by calling the other
somebody said about the somebody asked the servant of Abdullah Alon Omar said tell me about the life of your master. And the man said my master waits from one Salah he waits for the next one, and in between et cetera.
Now blunderbuss was a big businessman. So he wasn't he wasn't just sitting in the attic of in the mud is doing this. This is true is his working day. I mean he was he was he would be working you would May, you know making deals and having meetings or whatever it was business. So whatever he needed to win, but his whole thought his
his whole thought his resignation.
That is the meaning of love. So do we really love or do we do we take some shortcuts we do this do that. One of the seller said don't pray like a slave. Meaning unwillingly. You know, somehow you complete something and we go, there is no shock in this thing. There's no anticipation and you know, there's no love in it. So really, really we need to think about that.
Now we used to call Sarah ferrata, right, he said the coolness of my of my eyes.
Now, when you pray, pray like a person who is saying farewell.
Think about if somebody is going away, you're saying forever. Your whole attention is with that person you're thinking about that you are so sorry the person is going away. You know that that kind of feeling of love, then there is also an object. When you are praying, you are holding an intimate conversation with your object. When a person is praying, he is talking to a lot about it in another place. He said when a person makes a joke, he's making a joke before the man is not bringing Santa here on this on this earth. He's making Santa before the
so all of these of the IDs and so on are for us to
get this love for Salah in our in our hearts. Now somebody asked
to describe your Salah, and he's talking about obviously is disabling the gray, but he's talking about his own sentence. He said when the time for prayer for Salah is at hand, I make proper Lulu, I go to the spot where I intend to pray. I sit there until all my limbs and organs are in a collected state.
I don't just simply walk in and start praying. I go there I sit and then I stand up to do my Salah. I place the Kaaba between my eyebrows is in front of me.
The Bridge of over hell Sirat beneath my feet. Janet on my right and Jana on my left and the Angel of Death behind me thinking all the while that this is my last one. Now
let's see how he is creating this scene. This is a real scene one day we will all see but of course right now it's not a real see.
He says the cover is in front of me. molecule mode is behind me. I'm standing on the Syrah which means the across the Johanna agenda is on my right and yharnam is on my left.
Now this is why situation when I'm studying for something
and I'm praying as if this is my last son after this I will not have any other Salah This is my last Salah. That is the conditioner Think about it. This is he has not started praying it is talking about getting into a state to begin the sun.
All of these things we need to think about and reflect and we need to practice these things because
even though we pray, the problem is everything is in a hurry. Today we live in a world where we have to speed and speed is supposed to be. Speed has become an end in itself. It's a ridiculous statement. Why must speed be the ultimate thing for everything but that's how it is our phones has been fast computer moving fast calculate average
salary, because now they take rush to do it, which company do do Salah in a collected manner, in a very tranquil manner, without hurrying that's very, very critically important. Then he said, I stand between hope and fear. Now,
that is the position of the Muslim you know, that is where he went, they called him this area as well as his hobbies is dying. So please come along when there he has this. avi said, How are you? He said yes, Allah I fear the punishment of Allah and I hope for the
forgiveness of Allah for the mercy of
the original sin observed inshallah, Allah subhanaw taala will save you from that which you fear and Allah will give you that you hope for So, the position of the Muslim is between hope for the mercy of Allah and fear of the punishment of Allah. So, so, Eva has Manasa
he said, I stand between hope and fear, and then I carefully pronounced Allahu Akbar.
So, he starts with Salah, then I recite Quran, harmoniously whatever he has to read, then I make ruku humbly in humility
and I am a pseudo submissive
the whole issue is that of attitude, what is my art doing, when my body is going through a particular motion
right see, there is a way sometimes you might see somebody standing arrogantly, unless you run into mentioned walking arrogantly on the earth and do not walk arrogantly on the earth. Now, the items where you are not as big as the you're not as tall as the mountain and not as big as the earth right. So, unless rather So, but if you look at it, what is the meaning of that somebody is walking is walking, you are also already have also walking, it is the attitude with which we are walking, which makes this this particular walk and arrogant walk it is the attitude the way we stand which makes that position it looks like an arrogant way of standing. So, here are the manners of saying I
may grow but I make this call with humility with humbleness. So when we make Roco we must think about this as a album by just bending down it is an exercise I bet I stand no
humility, what is my heart doing? Similarly when I'm in studio and think about is sea The sea the mercy and the
great bounty of mountain what is the thursby Enrico
What is it? Savannah?
One hour. So
yeah. So what what what is it? What is it
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So, Robbie Allah in the pseudo Maya think about his honor that Allah has given you and me to say a B
did we reflect on this?
Allah Serrano that I gave you and me this honor to call him or be my personal my Arab rugby and I leave an island
that would have told us we already come in this is we are doing this because this is how Allah subhanaw taala wants to be grazed and he does our nurses have taught us but think about it. So Hannah be allergy Myra. Then he said I sit back on my left porch and spread the top of my left foot and raising Well, my right foot on the toes is describing the position of sitting. I follow this with sincerity. I finishes the Salah, then I wonder whether or not my Salah has been accepted.
after praying like this, after doing all of this. He says I then wonder was my cell accepted
you better myself
knew to do a good deed and wonder if it is accepted is a sign of
it's a sign of taqwa it's a sign of
because just because we are doing something good unless man is not bound to accept it it's not fun another idea you have to accept non
Allah does not have to illustrata is well within his rights to reject ourselves because our Salah first of all is whether it's the quality that is accepted acceptable to Allah subhanaw taala who can say
so, I was granted I can reject so fair when a person does his best
and then he wonders is accepted. That is the reason why Todd is garbage we all we do at the last door before the for Salah
Labine xlm to enough Caesar
in Islam to enough I have done surah what is the blueprint just not what is
perfectly whenever lifers are violent?
And who is who is Russell Russell? 17 What What was the quality of the Serato
Oh, we're gonna see they
decided to leave mark and boy
so he packed his bags and is going off on the way one of the
leaders or one of the tribal chiefs he saw he was a very very he said I'm leaving these people they called me to my stole his courage. I'm sick and tired of them. I can't stay this place mechanical. So I'm Lee
so this man's no he said no, you can't do that you How can I leave?
It's not possible. How can I work early Mk.
He said don't worry, I will come with you. I will give you my protection. So stay.
So our systems are okay.
This van came he in the sea writes very beautifully the services that he put on his best clothes and so on. He put on his armor and everything else and he came and he stood by nakaba by the Kaaba and he called out to the people of courage and he said I am giving protection to a worker of the law.
So noble, nobody should tell.
So I wish I was there
is that we have no problem we accept your protection. We will leave you alone. But he has to promise something.
What is that? See what see I'm talking about the quality of Salah. They said he has to promise that he must pray inside his house where nobody can see.
He was praying that nobody can see. This man said what kind of a condition is what does it matter to very presence and
I can understand if you say this man should not preach Islam to anybody. He should not meet anyone he should not you know do any thou any tablet that is understand using he should not pray where anyone can see him he should pray inside his house. What condition is this? They said the problem is when our people see this man praying.
When our people see this man pray, our people are accepting some they're wanting
to see now what is the quality of that or other think about that our guest is available. He is not talking to anybody start saying anything. He's with a lot of jealousy a lot but he's praying he's designing for just the sight of Abu Bakar praying is so beautiful. It is so powerful that people is looking at him are coming into Islam. So they said we have this condition. He must pray inside knows.
He's wondering, okay, what do you say?
One day past two days past our secret of Elano decided he can pray inside the house anymore. He started praying in his courtyard just outside is out in the courtyard.
Immediately the people that he has broken his his condition is that our day is visible again. The struggle for us so they don't they call the man demands or whatever you do promised that you will pray inside out. He said I don't want your protection. Allah is enough for me.
Not I will pray outside I will not protect.
Now think about it. This is the man who Rasulullah sallallahu is teaching a DA and when you finish the Salah of yours. What is the quality of that seller that says quality is so beautiful, so powerful, that just looking at him people are accepting Islam. But despite that when you finish the Salah, seek forgiveness often not so much.
I know Donna and say Oh Allah I have done so on myself.
The point I'm making is that it is not followed on Allah knows when to accept our Salah or any good deed we do it maybe Salah maybe charity, maybe fasting, maybe anything. If Allah is accepting della della boo, then this is a favor of Allah on us. We say we thank Allah, Allah This was whatever I could bring to you, this has no value, but you have accepted it. So you have honored me for which I am grateful.
This is the attitude of the Buddha.
And that is what has given a sub,
Allah, this is what he's explaining to us and say, This is what I do after I finished my Salah, I am wondering, did Allah subhanaw taala accept my Salah or not?
Ask Allah Subhana Allah who pleased with you, and to enable us all to bring our Salah to a standard like this inshallah, the idea of talking about these people, because it's inspiring to know that these are, these are the kinds of people and as I, as I mentioned the other day, they were human beings, these were not ambia these were not people who are special in any way they were people like you or me, they had the same issues like us, they had same problem like us, they are good things, bad things. They had families, they had economic pressure, they had, you know, different kinds of political issues, all sorts of stuff, which we have today. And which we think is so, you know,
unique to us. And we will have times over. They had all of that and more. Some of that as a as a cue, I keep saying read history, if you read the history of Islam, if those times, things were very, very difficult, some of these people went through some really amazing difficulties.
We kept us free from all that. None of that has touched us.
As we grew as we go forward, we talk about that. One of the people that that hakimullah some men development met was the number
and now the number was the man who single handedly stood against
in the matter of the nature of the Quran.
And the Quran is not a creative thing that the Koran al Karim is the color of Allah subhana wa Tada.
And for standing against the halifa
he was imprisoned.
He was whipped, he was beaten so badly that his back was completely like a mesh with the marks of the whips. he bled very, very,
you know, profusely and a piece of flesh came out of his bag, they say that when they used to dress that wound, the whole hand would go into the into the hole in the back.
That is how much he was beaten.
And then he was thrown into prison.
But he didn't even
he did not give up.
The other they were all of our close to the king, you know, Sultan compliant Allah. They came in advise him. One of them was his own brother in law, who was the Mufti Mufti as some of the place he given advice, he said, Look, just accept what the king is say. Then you go back to Medina, he will drop.
You may lose your photo.
My mama said if I if even I do that, where will they stop?
The good old story actually before this, which I will tell you.
My mom sent a letter hokum actually to them, I would say accept this fact. Because what happened was those was the day when the water Zilla, it was a sect called Moto Z. And the Mozilla sect where people were all kind of deviated off either with regard to the Koran and the creation and with regard to color, and so on and so forth, all kinds of division.
So they said that the Koran is a created thing is Buffalo, and all the sizes and the conspiracy behind that was that if it was accepted that the Quran is a created thing, then we can make changes in the Quran. Because it is mahalo.
And human beings actually one of the best dogs so they can we can make it. This was their hidden agenda behind this.
So Mama, she was the son of Hiroshi.
He was very much with these people. So he said we will declare this. Then somebody told him Look, it is not so simple because there is been a number. He is the budget and abuse.
He is the great bodice and he is the you know biggest ally of the time
you're declaring something won't work you have to first get that man to accept. If If I haven't been humble accepts that the Quran is a created thing and if we have a paper from him to say that he has accepted then this will be accepted by the people otherwise the people will not accept
so I won't be number was someone from India
so when the
troops of about when they came to Medina to bring out the number
two the capital to go back
as they were going from Edina.
Our number rattler is is that actually his son, Mohammed bin Mohammed.
One day Mohammed Ahmad asked his father, his father used to make dua for a man who was known to be a bandit. It was a very famous bandit in Arabia at that time. That is the high road. But you know, I'm assuming it always. So is a serratia Why do you make go for this baby? You know, this man is a bandit. And you know, he's a evil man. Why'd you make the offer? So this is Roy, he's on. He said, he said that when I was going, and he was arrested effectively, to fatigue. He said as we passed a place in the desert, he said a man came out of the camp. And he held the what we call the local the rope of the camera. And he said to me, it's tough for law.
He said fear Allah
said, I told him I said, he said, I fear Allah.
There's no doubt about his life.
He said, but I am afraid of being beaten. My mama was around 80 years old. So he said, I am afraid if the king decides to have me whipped and lashed. I'm afraid of that.
So a mama says, This man.
He took off his shirt. He turned around. He said look at my back. And he said, I have never seen a back like that in my life.
He said that man's back was like a mesh. It was completely lacerated
with whip backs. No matter what already said. All of this beating could not make me change my evil ways. You are saying you will go against the word of Allah with this with this lash.
He said they will not take me away from shaitan they will take you away from Allah.
Then he says Yama only the first one hurts. He said after that you don't feel the pain
because the only the first one hurts after that it will feel the pain. So he told
me my mama says that this is what kept me strong. Throughout the trial, that event said this memory of this man saying that all this beating could not turn me away from Jetta.
I continued to rub people I continued to every time they got me they beat me They left me I did the same thing right I didn't stop is there all this beating could not keep me away from evil. You are telling me that this lashes going to keep takeover Allah.
Allah said this is what kept me strong while I argue Allah subhanaw taala gives support in ways which already here
and that is why
the reason I'm saying this is that Ray if you will, sometimes you know things are difficult.
Nothing is difficult.
We worship Allah subhanaw taala
his whole world and his whole earth is nothing compared to what he has created.
We make sense of him and him alone
is not difficult.
And as I said, if you've read history, you will find that people are supposedly rainbow light and even when they went through difficulties with your 1000 times more than ours
and they came out strong. They didn't leave the deal they did not
go back on their word with Allah subhanaw taala of the promise, they came out strong and inshallah if we remain firm on our de if we remain truthful to Allah subhanaw taala that will support us when you
judge Allah who
we are as a human as latency when he
was sort of the last one was taqwa, Allah will extract him from his difficulties and he will provide him from sources that he cannot imagine.
And the one who has the wakulla Allah subhanaw taala will begin
sufficient for him
is Mr. avid in this email happy rasa is one of the one of the great
one of the great people who had great talk on this matter shall as we go forward, we'll talk more about decency or today this is enough inshallah We ask Allah smart Allah to bless you would be to be pleased with you and our to be displeased to accept you're coming to accept all your drawers, to ease all your difficulties to make things easy for you to provide you from sources you cannot imagine. ask Allah to give you all that you asked with raffia and to give from his Baraka from his generosity, that which you did not ask him, ask Allah to protect you from all threats and all evils that you know that you don't know. ask Allah subhanaw taala to open doors for you where you did not
even know that there is a door or sell Allah Allah Allah will carry with me