Celebration of the Life of the Prophet Muhammad
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah who Allah Allah He was happy Germaine Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala ala Sayidina Muhammad and robotic wa salim Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala ala Sayidina Muhammad in wa sahbihi wa barik wa salim
my beloved brothers and sisters,
we are all seated here in this beautiful house of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the city of Durban,
here in the suburb of Musgrave.
And do you realize that every one of us has been impacted by something?
We are here for a reason. That reason is connected to our belief. And the reason is connected to the fact that we are Muslims. And the reason is connected to the fact that we consider ourselves fortunate to be from among the followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala that's the reason had it not been for the deen of Allah we would not have been here, had it not been for the gift of Allah Almighty, that He sent His most Beloved, the best of creation, the most noble of all Prophets sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to us, we would not have been here.
And this is the reason why the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has a rank higher than anyone else.
Quite simple. If I can break it down and re explain it.
He says to us Munson Asuna 10 Hasan Athan fella who Aroha wa genomen amela Bihar Illa Yahoomail Tia Mati Lyon Posada Alikum, in Oh God, him, Cheyenne,
whoever sets a good example or teachers something good will have a reward. Not only for that good. But for everyone who followed that good, right up to the day of judgment without a decrease in anyone's rewards.
So if you teach me something, you get a reward for every time I benefit from it, or do what you taught me. And then when I teach 10 others, you are getting a reward for 11. And when each one of them teaches 10 others you are getting a reward for 110. And when each one of them teach another 10 You're getting a reward for 1000s and 1000s. And millions and billions and trillions of people who came on to the Earth from that time to the end of time.
And here is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he taught us La Ilaha illa Allah, Mohammed Medora suno na sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Imagine the reward he is clocking and getting for every single good deed that every single Muslim has done from the time of the Sahaba of the Allah who and whom.
The millions in the billions of Muslims who have existed thus far, including the billions on Earth right now for every Sajida that takes place at every moment across the globe, who is getting the reward sallallahu alayhi wasallam
every goodness that you engage in, that is brought to you by Allah subhanho wa Taala through Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he status is being elevated as we speak. And as we breathe, and as our hearts are beating,
yet he already had the highest status prior to him even being sent to us.
sallallahu alayhi wasallam
it is impossible for us to imagine the reward, the blessings, the status that Allah has bestowed
upon his favorite
upon the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets of Allah. And this is why to have chosen him as the final messenger
One of the greatest honors of Allah.
When he spoke about children, he asked us to try to have more children.
Why? For any MOBA him become a Luma Maya woman Yama, he says because through you
I will be
the prophet who has the largest following on the day of judgment based on the fact that the OMA reproduced.
May Allah make it easy for fathers and mothers. Because there is no point in having so many children when you know that you cannot offer them the quality of the deen that is expected of you to have given them
the reward of a man who has children is not connected to the mere fact that he has children or the mother has children. It's connected to the type of upbringing you give them.
The hadith says you have two daughters, another says three daughters one even says one daughter, if you are to give her a good upbringing,
such that she is steadfast and understands her connection with Allah and fulfills her duties and grows up to be a person conscious of Allah and then you get her married to someone who is conscious of Allah.
In return for that, you get Jana. That's what the Hadith says. Why? Why doesn't the Hadith speak about the boys simple.
When you have a daughter, you are going to raise someone who is going to leave your home.
Someone who will then be with another in such a way that the authority of the other will supersede yours. It's not easy. Ask me I have daughters, three of whom are already married. It's not a joke to give your children away, especially your daughters.
You don't know what the man is going to do. All you want is respect. You've never shouted, screamed, yelled at your own daughter. You've never sworn at her. But here comes a man with a big beard. He's swearing your daughter. He's shouting at her. He wants to slap her now all the biller Would you allow that it is forbidden in Islam. You don't behave like anything else besides men, a believer, believer you are a believer. It must show in your character. How you look. How you rock Camilla LEE Well, Anna hierarchically early. Look at the Prophet Salah Salem sallallahu alayhi wa sallam not out of pride, not out of arrogance. He says I am the best from amongst all of you to his wives.
And the best of you are those who are the best to your wives. He says it loud and clear. Subhanallah imagine you going on to the earth today. And telling the people the messenger peace be upon him said the best of you the best to your wives. They would probably say what kind of a religion is this? Wallah he if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said something and it is confirmed and authenticated that he said it. You whether you understand it or not, it is the absolute fact. There is nothing that can ever be
more factual than the statements of our NABI. sallallahu alayhi wasallam whether you understand it or not, is something else. It's got nothing to do with it being right. It's right.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when Allah sent him to us, He sent the best,
the highest in rank from all creatures of Allah subhanho wa taala.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala
favored us by sending him to us.
My beloved brothers, my dear sisters, it is only those who understand and appreciate a favor who are able to fulfill its requirements.
If I were to give you the latest Rolls Royce Cullinan 2022 For those of you who might know what it is,
you might not know how to even start the car.
You won't even know how to operate it.
For some of you, you might say what is that I saw a Toyota down the road which is even better. That's what you might say. Because you have no
clue as to what you are just given. You don't know what you are given. When you realize what you are given and you appreciate it, that is the only time you will be able to fulfill its rights. We have failed as an Oma.
individually but not collectively.
The Ummah as a whole is protected by Allah. But individually, we need to correct ourselves. We need to constantly improve ourselves, we need to constantly look at the heart and clean it. For indeed the heart is the place where the diseases lie, both physical and spiritual.
Anyone has a problem, go to the doctors they say get a blood test done for what because it's connected to the blood the blood pumps from where the heart, the heart, so you know what you are deficient of. And what you have too much of be it sugar or whatever else it may be. May Allah cure all of us
that Amin was quite loud.
When Allah grant us cure,
but you check from the blood, in the same way, your spiritual diseases also check from the same heart. You have malice, envy, jealousy, hatred. All of these were warned against by Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah do LUCAM Allah Amarin, either for ultimo to Hobbiton, should I not show you something if you were to do it, love would increase between you before you get to what it is. That first part of the statement means love between you is important. That's what it means. Even if someone did not tell you what the thing was, that would get you to love each other. The mere fact that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is telling you that I want to show you something that will
increase the love between you already depicts the importance of love between us. Do we have it? The answer is no. I'm jealous of him because he's got 50 rands more than mine, and this guy is jealous of everybody else, because that he is doing better than the other. This one is jealous because he married a prettier woman. Stavroula sorry for saying that. But it happens. This is the real life. That man is burning simply because another is more popular than him. The other one is creating fitna simply because this one here has done better than him for what? In Alaska Kulu Hassan Kamata Kulu nanohub here is Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whose life we celebrate on a daily basis
every day, a Salah Maharlika or Yohanna Bo wa
Allahu Akbar i repeat that so many times a day and so to all of us if you don't your Salah is not valid and you're not even a Muslim if you don't fulfill your Salah and Abdullah the banana Verbena who masala from Antara kaha Madame Midan photographer
the matter between us and the disbelievers is the five daily prayers. Whoever leaves them out intentionally cannot call himself or herself in the fold of Islam. So here is Nebby Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we send blessings and salutations upon him on a daily basis. He is telling us jealousy eats away your good deeds no matter how many you have. You can have had you can have Xhaka you can have some and fasting you can fast every Monday and Thursday. You can have your son address you can have your sooner look, you can have Salah in the first serve. But if you have jealousy in your heart, those good deeds are being eaten away. According to who Nabina Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wasallam so clean your heart. Allah we're in the field Jessa de la Moldova.
Behold, he says he raised his voice you know how he raised his voice? Why do you think I'm raising my voice today? It's not normal, right?
You normally say this guy's calm.
Ghana rasool Allah is Allah Allahu Allah. He was a llama either. Capalaba Allah Soto who was a Babu?
Ghana who among the rotation your Colusa Baku, Mama circum. At times the Prophet SAW Sal sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he used to lecture when he used to deliver a sermon. He used to raise his voice he
His eyes became red, His face became red.
He raised his voice
and he warned the people as though he was warning an army of an enemy coming in the morning or the evening.
There is an enemy coming every morning and evening. And during the day, his name is bliss. Shavon don't allow him to overtake you. Not at all clean your heart.
A Sahabi at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was pointed at by the blessing finger of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam as he walked away
and he tells his companions if you would like to see a man from Jana. Look at that man.
Walking away the Sahaba of the Allahu Anhu were concerned they were all wanted to be from among the people of Jana. Do you know what?
Some of them went on to find out? What was it? Maybe this man is engaged in what? At night, he must be standing in Salah right? Man of Jannah he must be standing in Salah. He must be reading more sunnah and Nuffield. He must be giving out charities, he must be fasting every Monday and Thursday, he must be doing this deed and that deed whatever it may or may not have been, they wanted to know.
Finally, when they got to find out from the man himself, he said there's nothing extra I do.
It's just that when I recline into my bedding in the evening,
I take a look at my heart. And I remove from it.
Ill feeling against anybody and everybody else from the coma.
I sleep with a clean heart.
Can you do it? Just that one deed. It is the most difficult deed.
But you can try.
Your life will be content, you will be a happy man. You will be an amazing individual because spiritually you are connecting with Allah.
The people around you are not here by mere coincidence for you and I it may be coincidence for Allah. Trust me it was planned before you were born. That the man sitting next to you in Musgrave at the masjid today was meant to be sitting next to you today.
There is no coincidence for Allah. You and I it's coincidence.
And guess who he is? He's a man I had a major business fallout with
Are you going to turn and see us Salaam Alaikum Allah
Allah I do look on my Allah Amarin either for ultimo hota habitat.
Should I not show you something? If you were to do it, the love would increase between you have Shu Salama by intercom spread the salam among you get those you know those you don't know those who are all those who are young, those who are whatever, whoever
greet them, salam alaikum. Teach your children to greet the adults. And you as an adult, greet the children also the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being an abbey of Allah. And not any ordinary newbie, the greatest of all sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he used to greet some of those young people and talk to them and joke with them.
Ask them simple questions that were related to them and so on.
Why? Because we are concerned of the building of an OMA, it's not got to do with my life and yours. It's got to do with generations to follow. Where is your concern? Your Pocket? Sorry, that's very narrow. Where is your concern? Just you and your locality? Very narrow. Where is your concern? Just your type and your people? Very narrow. But if your concern is 200 years from today, where are we going to be? Let me sow the seeds then you are talking business?
Business what type of business D Jara to Malla business with Allah? Oh Allah, I'm planting a seed. Every one who follows this. Let me get a reward for it.
So imagine Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Hi shadow Allah who told him when she saw as a white
his blessing legs and feet were swelling because of him standing long hours.
In Salah in prayer at night, she says O Messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was standing long hours until it is causing the swelling. And yet, you are one who is going to be the first thing Jana in paradise, you have such a high status. And she mentioned and mentioned whatever she had to mention. Do you know what he looked at her? And he says, A fella Akuna Abdon Shaku.
I know Allah has given me everything. I know my status, obviously he would know it.
His humbleness and humility was greater than yours and mine, and we have nothing. He had everything. But he was more humble than you and I, who have nothing in comparison,
Way is the haughtiness of the people today, way. You want to be haughty, proud you think you are it. There are people who had it, they knew it. They were there. They have the status they had so much, but they were still humbled. I always think of the incident of PIF when the angels came to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam they couldn't bear what was happening. And the instruction that they brought from Allah was that if you just tell us, just give us a little sign, we will crush these people.
He knew he could deal with these enemies.
But what did he do? sallallahu alayhi wasallam Allah Houma dico me for in a home lie Allah Mo. O Allah. Guide My people for indeed they don't know. They don't know. If they knew he would never do this.
My brothers my sisters, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us Allah, wa inna Phil Jessa de la Maga. Either Salah had Salah has just had to Kulu why either facade that facade. Jessa do Gulo allow he'll call boo. Behold,
in this body of yours, there is a piece of flesh.
If it is pure and clean, the entire body will be pure and clean. And if it is sick, and dirty,
corrupt, the whole body will be sick, dirty and corrupt. Behold, it is the heart Subhanallah
that is a powerful message of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
to Whoa, who was he telling that to the Companions and who were they? They were the best of the lot?
Are you thinking
this is advising clean your heart to to Abu Bakr, Omar Osman Ali, Ali Allah who and whom they were the best of the Lord. Did they get angry and upset? Hey, what you telling me clean my heart. What do you think it's dead here.
Allah grant us is I don't mean it in a bad way. It's just a matter of accent.
Right or wrong. You tell someone clean your heart. What do you think?
May Allah grant us ease.
He was telling the best of the people who did not really have so much of a problem.
But they were so delighted to receive it and to look into their hearts. Omar YBNL Capalaba mountain over man. He asked for the 5 million man, not the Allahu Anhu of Eva. You are fortunate the messenger peace be upon him told you the hypocrites Tell me Who are they? He says I can't tell you who they are. Because that was just something that was told to me as an Amana. He says okay, if you cannot tell me who they are is the name of Ramadan that lists La hawla wala Quwata illa biLlah
would any one of us go to a man? just for argument's sake, if the man had the list of hypocrites, do you ever think you would go there and say please is my name there? No way. No chance. How can I be a hypocrite? I make five Salah my dirty goes all the way to my stomach. How
Can I be hypocrite? Stanford Allah by the way, it means a beard for those who don't know?
I tell you,
people better than you and I were warned about things that if we were warned about by people around us, we would stop talking to them.
I tarong Someone says clean your heart say what heart Subhanallah here we are today I am telling you. One of the major disasters that we are facing in today's materialistic world, is that the hearts need attention, and wedding it respectfully.
Clean your heart, look at someone black or white or green or yellow, or whoever it may be. Do you feel a love in your heart towards them simply because of the Shahada? If not, you have a problem.
You have a problem? To love someone. Do you love them? You see him, youngster, old person, young person, no matter what race where they come from? Do you think for a moment you are better than them? If the answer is yes, you have a problem.
Do you feel the love in your heart? If the answer is no, you have a problem.
When will we learn to love each other for the sake of Allah?
We only love a circle that we're involved with.
Do you feel for the rest?
This is the OMA. We are celebrating
the birth of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam the message of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the entire existence of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Look at the warnings he issued. Look at what he said you need to love each other. You are my OMA You are my ummah. That's who you are.
So love each other. Look after each other, you will have differences no harm. But remember, when you resolve them with love with kindness with goodness, and sometimes they may not be resolved.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tried very hard, he lefts all the instructions with us. You know what the Companions used to say? Mataranka Chiron Illa de Lana alayhi wa ala Shaban Illa had Donna Minh, who in one narration had tell Hora atta and Hera Hirata the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not leave any goodness except
that he taught us about it. And he did not leave any
sinful or harmful or prohibited thing except that he warned us about it.
So much so that he even taught us how to clean up after we use the loo
after the call of nature, to wash up, that was also taught by the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
My brothers, my sisters, we are part of an Omar.
We are fortunate.
On the day of Yama,
we will be recognized by
the places that we had washed
when we made will do five times a day.
We will be recognized by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
For those who fulfilled the rights of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for those who try to fulfill His instruction for those who understood the value of being a member of the Ummah, we are part of one huge, huge, huge goodness, massive how many people are there in this OMA millions and billions from the beginning up to the end? They'll probably be more than a trillion. Maybe way beyond that. I have no figure. Allah alone knows it. And every time every one fulfills salah, Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is getting a full reward, full reward.
Every time you give a sadaqa how much sadaqa do you think has the Ummah given not in the last month? The last month could be a few trillion trust me.
Not in the last year. It could be you need to be a Zimbabwean to know the number
not millions and disappear
But in the last 1400 years, how many gazillions were probably given in this path of Allah who gets a full reward for every little droplet spent. Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The reason I'm mentioning this just to highlight to you a portion of the status Have you thought of it
a portion of the status.
If when you are sacrificing an animal, you get a reward equivalent to so much for sacrificing the animal during the order here are what is known as qurbani. Imagine how many animals have been sacrificed from the beginning to now every single one of them.
Full reward goes to Nabina Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he's already at the top. He's already the highest. He's already right there. But it's clocking and clocking and clocking and clocking and clocking. And when I was sitting and thinking about it, I was thinking with such a cheap example of the world today to say the richest man, imagine he's so rich. If he makes big, big investments, he'll keep on getting more and more and more, and the others what about them? Subhan Allah, then I realized that example is too low for Nabina Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, you can't even give it
may Allah accept from us? Do you realize who's Oma? You are?
Do you realize what burden you're carrying on your shoulders? Do you Do you realize whose Ambassador you are? Now when you scream and you shout What an embarrassment you are instead of an ambassador.
Now when you yell at home, or when you beat up someone or threaten another, or do a dirty business deal, or cheat and deceive, or you're filled with hatred and jealousy, and enmity against someone who might be closer to Allah than you? Do you realize what you've just done?
May Allah make it easy? It's not worth it. Life is too short. How long do you want to live? 70 years is good enough.
I see people looking at me I'm already 75 They say
okay, add another bonus, let's say 80 How much do you want to say 100? Mashallah, but you still have to go? What is 100 years? Do you know what it is? It's a flesh. Ask those who are 50 You already half a century.
How long did it take for 50 years to pass? A flesh right?
Flesh. You have to go back to Allah my brother, my sister, there's no chance no way that you're not going to go back. You came you're going to go back I mean, ha ha Lacan calm well fee
to come by I mean, no credo combed, rotten, raw lava kebab. We created you from it, we will return you to it and we will resurrect you from it one day again.
You have to go back to Allah you have to and so do I prepare for the day. What should you do?
Engage in lots of Salawat ala Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, The one who deserves my intercession the most on the Day of Judgment will be the one who sent the most blessings and salutations upon me. Go for it.
Even if you just say sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, many times a day.
You are getting there. It is an investment. It's amazing.
Thereafter engaging lots of is still far. seek the forgiveness of Allah and seek the forgiveness of the people whom you have wronged. Don't be ashamed to go up brother. I wronged you, I slandered you. I lied about you. I wronged you behind your back. Please forgive me. Don't be shy. Don't be shy. Don't be ashamed. SubhanAllah. The other day there was some
scholar who came to me. He told me I want to seek your forgiveness for what I said. I was shocked. I said sure. I would never believe you said something. He said
he told me all due.
Would you accurate difficulty.
I'm thinking about the hereafter I'm worried. I think I wronged you. I just don't want anything between you and me on the day of judgment.
I was shocked.
And I was too shy to ask him what was it but something inside was eaching. They asked him what was it?
I want to know what is it you did what is it you said
so there was a brother with me.
He tells me you know, I look at these Allamah as though they are Sahaba men and I'm listening
and today I realize that they're not Sahaba
I said you know what they have on their shoulders the work of the Sahaba
that's why this man came
when he came forget about me saying no, it's okay nevermind I started worrying about myself to say I need to start going to a few people here and they right or wrong. You are saying hey, this guy came to me to say sorry, in the interim shaitan is making you forget that you need to go to so many others to say sorry, he's just showing you by example. Allah sent him to you so that you can clean your record with others. Nevermind his record with you. You understand the difference? This is the clean heart to clean the heart I needed to today I'm talking this talk is for me, and then inshallah after that for all of us, if you benefit Alhamdulillah The idea is clean the heart, the OMA is
struggling and suffering.
If Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam warned his companions, those companions you cannot compare them to the old ummah of today, we are weak, the old Ummah themselves have weakness. One is fighting the other the same jealousy we talk about from the Hadith, they will teach that hadith in the Hadith lesson inside the depths and inside the school or the madrasa, but they will also be struggling from that same quality. They also need help, I need help, you need help. That's why we talk to each other.
My brothers, my sisters, I see it here and now. If I have wronged any one of you forgive me,
forgive me. I promise you I did not do it intentionally. I may have said the word I may have ignored.
Sheikh Hassan I might not have responded to your phone call but it's not intentional.
We are human it happens. Don't hold it in your heart. Let's go to Jenna together. I want to end with one question. I have a lot to say but next year if Allah gives us the life we gather here again.
I have one question. You see if Allah tells you I give you John If Allah tells you I give you a Jana
but your neighbor in Jana is going to be your worst enemy here in the dunya What will you say?
Think of someone you don't like to see their face. And Allah tells you for eternity is going to be your neighbor in Jana. I can tell you my answer. Oh Allah grant me Jana. What happens to the rest is okay. Everything is fine. Would whoever you want on my left and my right for as long as I am there, okay. We succeeded.
Because once you get there, one as a mafioso do.
Allah says we have snatched out of their hearts, any negative feeling, there will be no negative feeling.
And you get what you want. I just need to get there. You know, someone asked me a question that will my cat come to Jelena because I really miss my cat. And this question has repeated itself hundreds of times, you know, you have a pit, you get close to the pet, your pet dies, what happens? You cry more than you cry when your neighbor died.
But at the same time,
it's a human feeling. You have to face it, you are close to your pet. The question arises will my pet be in paradise? You know what I said? Wallah he the true answer his
work on getting to paradise. That's the answer. Once you get there, when you are there, and once you arrive in Jannah what ever you think of you will get you will have it is yours. But from now you cannot decide what you want there in terms of things like this. You say yeah, Allah my Rolex, please, when I die, I need it in general, what Rolex? What you talking about man?
And the example I gave is, you know, when you were in the wombs of your mothers, you must have enjoyed something there. Imagine if you at that time thought to yourself, hey, I love the taste of this. So whatever's coming in here in my system, it's feeling so nice. It's really amazing. Do you even remember that? Not even number one.
Not even you don't even remember what it was right? Number one. Number two is if I were to bring it all for you today. Do you want it? Would you like it? Not at all. It's no longer applicable. May Allah Almighty grant
Aziz and Jana May Allah Almighty grant us love May Allah Almighty help us to help one another. May Allah Almighty help us to guide one another correctly, and to realize and understand the value of this great messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam whom we have been chosen to be a part of is Uma.
And may Allah Almighty grant us all the best of this world and the next aku loco Leha wa sallahu wa salam ala Baraka ala Nabina Muhammad