Stories Of The Prophets #03 Ibraheem
Channel: Mohammed Faqih
Series: Mohammed Faqih - Stories Of The Prophets
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The second most mentioned prophet in the Quran is Prophet Ibrahim Ali Salaam.
The second most mentioned prophet in the Quran is Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salam.
And provenant Rahim Allah is Salam is a role model
for humanity in general and for Muslims in particular.
And it won't be fair to only have one episode on Prophet Ibrahim alayhi salam because there are so many lessons we learned from him. He was a role model in many aspects. But I will choose three and tonight we'll focus on one of them is shot a lot of time.
When you look at the story of Prophet Ibrahim in the Quran, the most highlighted and mentioned and unique aspect of it is the fact that Prophet Ibrahim Ali salaam was the embodiment of Islam.
This concept of Islam
and Allah subhanaw taala praises him for his Islam in a call Allahu Akbar who a slim Carlos Slim to the Arab Bill and I mean Allah said to him Aslam
and he said, Islam to me.
So what does this actually mean? What does Islam mean? If you ask most people, what does Islam mean? The number one answer that you probably going to get is what
it means peace.
But Islam actually means surrender and submission.
Salam, when you just put your hands up and you say, I surrender, I submit,
I give up my power and my will. Right. And I submit to the power of Allah Subhana Allah and to the commandments of Allah azza wa jal.
Allah azza wa jal praises him over and over in the Quran, Prophet Ibrahim himself
name in that term for himself, for his family members, and for his descendants.
And Allah azza wa jal in the Quran tells us who is a macaroon. Muslimeen I mean, he's the one that named Gio Muslims. And that's what it means. So this again, concept of Islam keeps coming up this theme Islam and submission to Allah and surrender comes up in the story of Ibrahim over and over and over again.
It was as a matter of fact part of his drive that he made when he finished building the Kaaba or as he was finishing the Kaaba with this man. I mean, they both made drought he taught is married the concept of Islam he taught this married to pray for him for that. So they both prayed and they said Rob man at a couple Mina in law can trust me or let him accept from us, whatever we're offering and we're doing, you are all hearing and you are all knowing Allah. Then they say together, Rob Ben wager Anna muesli Maggini laka or Allah make us both Muslims, people who submit to you or Allah and surrender to you. But they did not stop there are by now Jana Muslim, mainly like a woman who RIA
Tina Merton was limited like an off our progeny or our offspring, and onma a nation, a community that is submissive to you or Allah that is Muslim
to you. And that is what is expected from us
to be true Muslims to really establish this concept concept of Islam and live Islam not as a name, right? Not as an identity, but as a complete lifestyle.
As a full and complete way of life, in every aspect of our lives. We have to establish this this is the greatest lesson that we learn from Ibrahim Ali Salam and Allah azza wa jal put that Islam of his
to the test. He was tested his lamb was tested his submission and surrender his unconditional submission and surrender to Allah subhanaw taala was tested again and again and again multiple times. And every time Ibrahim Ali Salam passed that test, perhaps the heart The heart is of those tests, which Allah azza wa jal says about in the hurdler, well Bella on mobile and perhaps one of the hardest parts of that test was when Allah azza wa jal showed him in a dream that he slaughters his son, and Ibrahim Ali
took that dream as what a commandment from Allah subhanaw taala. No one before Ibrahim alayhi salam, or even after him was tested with something like this.
No one, no one is to be tested on hamdulillah
And Prophet Ibrahim submitted to that Allah azza wa jal says about him in his married when he approached his son and said in the out of Miami, oh my son Yagoona Yeah, in the arrival manner I indeed saw in the in my dream that I Slaughtery
as a sacrifice to Allah azza wa jal
from your mother Tara, see what you want to do about this. This man I am very well knows that the dreams of prophets and again,
no one is to be tested like this. No one was tested like this. No one is going to be tested like this. I don't want any one of you just to think, oh my god, what a harsh test
brought you by ballet Salam is being tested at a different level.
This is a very special level.
And Allah azza wa jal had his wisdom and his plan in that test.
It was not a direct commandment, it was a dream.
Yet Ibrahim and this man both know very well what a dream seen by a prophet means prophets, whatever dreams they seize, is from Allah subhanho wa taala.
So it's my I have to submit to that. And he says, Yeah, Betty, my father or my father, if Alma tomorrow, do what you were commanded to do.
As far as I'm concerned, if you're worried about me, Saturday Dooney insha Allah who
may know somebody, you will find me to be very patient and steadfast.
So Allah azza wa jal says that when they both Fela ma s lemma were tele horlogerie when they both submitted to the commandment of Allah azza wa jal, and Ibrahim attempted to slaughter him. Whenever they Inaho AI Brahim, at that point, we call them Ibrahim pasa Dr. Raja, you have fulfilled the vision, you have passed the test.
And you're not to do this, we're not going to let you do this.
And Ibrahim Ali Salam attempted to do it but it didn't cut. Allah subhanaw taala stopped it.
So this is the level of submission Ibrahim Ali Salam
was willing to show.
This was the level of Ibrahim Ali Salam submission. And you and I are we are being tested right in our Islam with things that are much much easier and simpler.
Right, so how about the other day I was looking at the Hadith
that Allah azza wa jal on the Day of Judgment will say to the disbeliever once the disbelievers cease hellfire, would you give up everything that you owned in life? And if you were to own everything on this earth, all the treasures, would you have given up all of that to save yourself from this?
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that the disbeliever will say, Indeed, Oh Allah, of course, I'm going to give up everything. And Allah will say to the to that to that disbeliever Allah will say, My servant, I asked you for something much, much less than that.
I asked you for something very simple.
Allah didn't ask us if I asked you a luxury Kabhi shiana To associate partners. With me. That's it.
How hard is that?
How hard is it? To really just submit to the one that created us.
follow His commandments, trust his wisdom Subhan on what to honor. And whatever decree Allah azza wa jal has for us just put our trust in Him. When has Allah azza wa jal failed us, for us to rebel against Allah, or to second guess ALLAH SubhanA dawn, when
to begin with, he created He didn't create us to make us suffer. He created us to save us.
What we have to do in return is just submit to a loss of habitat fulfill Islam, live Islam as we're supposed to live, submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala follow the commandments of Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And as I promised, I said, I'm simplified Islam, right? Fulfill the five pillars of Islam. It's very simple. If you think about it, it's very simple. We just have to really adopt this concept. We have to hammer we have to remind ourselves what it means to be a Muslim, and we have to teach that to our children. Islam, Islam commands us of this we have to submit to Allah subhana wa to Allah, we have to surrender to Allah Subhana Allah, Allah is the
almighty subhanaw taala his or Lord subhanaw taala he's in control, on and on and on and again until it becomes part of our nature until it becomes part of our character until it becomes part of a
lifestyle that we submit to no one except Allah subhanho wa Taala and in our submission to Allah azza wa jal we attain ultimate freedom.
May Allah subhanaw taala allow you and I to be amongst those
who Allah subhana italic since his grace to them, may Allah subhanaw taala make you and I have those who submit to Allah subhanaw taala Robina or Johanna Muslimeen Allah woman Juliet ina Amata Muslim and luck wedding I'm gonna second our to Ballina in the cancer to Abu Rahim salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam to SEMA cathedra. If I may insha Allah Who data requests from all of our youth or anyone that considers himself a youth inshallah
to remain after with your prayer, I have a special message I want to share with you.
So all of our youth Inshallah, those who are outside, please bring them in for just that message. I have to share it, I have to get it off my chest. Tonight. Insha, Allah azza wa jal, it's going to be a very short message. But it's a very powerful reminder. And I would urge and encourage everyone including my own children, to be here. Shala for that