Why the Companions?
Channel: Mufti Menk
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The Companions of Muhammad pbuh are the true superstars. They were chosen by Allah Almighty for many reasons.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah He was happy his mind we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we thank him upon all conditions we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all his companions, his entire household May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all, and bless every single one of us,
my dearest brothers and listeners, indeed, we have been going through the lives of the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, for 20 minutes every Wednesday.
And it's important for us to be reminded once again, who these people were, because sometimes when we hear the term Sahaba of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We tend to forget the value of these people we need to realize when Allah subhanho wa Taala created creation, he first selected the best and the purest of the souls and that was that of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He then chose thereafter, the rest of the
messengers of his, and after that he chose the hearts of those who were to be his companions. Now last peace be upon all of them.
What we say when we hear the names of any one of the companions is rather your loved one.
Which means may Allah be pleased with them? May Allah be pleased with him, if it is a female, and whom if they are plural, and the reason is, they worked so hard, that it's a two hour from us, may Allah be pleased with them.
It reminds us that Allah subhana wa Taala chooses whomsoever He wishes to serve his Deen and Allah subhanho wa Taala then becomes pleased with those who do so with the correct intentions. If you look at Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if it was anyone else besides Him, they would not have stood out the way they did, the way he did. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he endured. If we were to say, someone was a messenger, say from amongst us, some would say, wow, that's an honor. You know, for example, just in case if for the sake of thinking, if there was a Nabhi, someone we knew was in the beam stuff roll. I mean, it's just to think the point being raised this, we in our lives would
think it's an honor, not realizing that it comes with great difficulty and hardship, more hardship than anyone else. This is something we need to realize. The point I'm raising is for us to think Wow, he was the best of creation, the most noble of prophets, he must have had it all on a platter.
In fact, yes, he was helped by Allah subhanho wa Taala. He was assisted directly through revelation, but he endured and he went through that which if it was anyone else, they would have given up.
Remember this. The same applies to the companions or their loved one whom if you take a look from the beginning the family of yours in May Allah be pleased with them below them Nora, Allah be pleased with him for the Allahu anhu when it comes to the likes of kebab arataki Allahu
Allahu Abu Bakr. Siddiq are the Allahu anhu including Hamza even Abdullah polypro, the Allahu anhu Muslim may love your lover and home. Each one of these they suffered, they endured, they went through a lot of hardship. They gave up their lives, a lot of them were martyred in order that the deen continued in such a way that today it came to us. Well, I don't think that you are a Muslim. So it's okay. It's just a gift of Allah without thinking exactly how the gift came to you. This is why Allah says when you breathe, think about your faculty of breathing Wolfie and forcing him to say Oh, don't you see within yourself? how Allah has created you don't just think okay, I'm seeing. I can
see. What about those eyes? Have you studied them? Have you looked into them? Allah speaks about the camel as well. A follow on Luna Elan, he will pay for Hulu. Don't just look at the camera. Ask yourself How was it created? Go and study it. The Quran says look at the skies. Don't just look but go and study. What's it all about? Look at the planets. see every day they are discovering new planets that are bigger than the biggest they ever discovered in the past.
It's something amazing. The same applies when you sit and say I'm a Muslim. Think about how are you a Muslim who worked hard so that Islam came to you and appreciate it. Remember this. If you we don't appreciate then honestly we are from among those who perhaps do not have the sound heart. We need to rectify our heart. Let me explain to you at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. There were so many people, not all of them were chosen to be Sahaba their love
At Abuja, he was, he was blessed in one way and that was he got to see Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, that was a blessing. But he did not realize the value of the blessing because his heart was dirty. That's the reason. His heart was filthy. It was filled with jealousy. It was filled with pride, it was filled with arrogance. These are blockages from EDA and guidance. He Daya will only come to those who strive to earn the pleasure of Allah. He Daya only comes to those whose hearts are ready to receive from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
You have a motor vehicle that is locked in front of you and you want to drive it to town, how on earth are you going to do that, get the key, open the door, jump in Start the car, then you will go it needs to be ready with its fuel and with all the other things that are needed, the tire pressure needs to be there or this you know, no flat and so on. And then you will get to your destination. But if you have a closed locked vehicle, how are you going to benefit from it? The same applies the heart is like a vehicle it will carry you through to general on condition that in that heart, you have the goodness you have the key you have something that will open the door so that you can start
receiving things. What is that purity, goodness, love for others, the sense of justice in your mind in your heart, the openness to the message of Allah when someone fires you with a powerful reminder. Instead of becoming arrogant, you actually become soft. That's the good heart.
When Abu Jahan was told,
good La ilaha illAllah
c'est la ilaha illa Allah in fact, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam used to say that to all the people, who are you Hannah's kulula ilaha illa Allah to fliegl O people, declare that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah and you will succeed, leave these idols what you are doing is wrong. It is absurd. You are following your forefathers start following Allah start turning back to Allah. Some people became angry. They went up to harm Muhammad Sallallahu sallam,
they actually caused his blood to spill
the droplets of blood into if you know what happened? Why weren't they honored to see him? Yes, they were but their hearts were dirty. So they rejected it. Imagine if Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was here today.
If I were to ask you, what would you do? We would say he Mashallah honor, what a blessing I would do this to how do you know you will do that our hearts are so dirty and filthy, that we'd probably ignore him. And we ignore those who hold his message. We would probably not even grid back, we probably don't want to hear from him. If he were to talk about himself and his companions and the verses of the Quran, we would walk out,
we have no guarantee what we would do. So if we want to cleanse the heart, or if we want to benefit, we need to clean the heart. And if you want to clean the heart, you need to check it. You need to make sure that you are looking into that heart, otherwise you're not going to achieve much.
Like I said, take a look at an athlete signature rake and Abu Jahan, Abu sufian. Just before he accepted Islam, well, years before, they used to love and enjoy the recitation of the Quran and the listening to it and its meaning they used to go tiptoeing in the darkness of the night to listen to the words of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam or the recitation of Muhammad Salah, Salah of the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they used to enjoy it thoroughly. And they used to as they were coming back, they bumped into each other and be all three of them are leaders of porridge. They're not supposed to be doing that. So what happened is, one said, What were you doing? What were you doing?
The other one says, what were you doing? When they confessed? We were here to listen, no, no, no, we can't do that. We are leaders of courage. Now listen, they were greedy for what power? When they were greedy for power, they wanted to remain the wealthy. They wanted to remain the powerful, they had no religion in them, there was no Dean in them. What did they do? Immediately they decided rather throw away the Quran but keep our position. The position we hold in Quraysh we want it we will lose the the position we have in Quraysh we will lose the authority, the wealth the business deals everything. So I'd rather than leave the Quran I'd rather leave what I know is correct and
right. But at least I won't lose my worldly position. When the other the others who are blessed to become companions, whom we are speaking about this evening. What did they do? They said no, we'd rather follow what is right and lose the business deal with rather follow the Quran and forget about what Porsche thinks of us. husaberg Nanami one of the wealthiest of the youngsters he followed and he said I'm not really worried what will happen. His family members his mother, as
Well, they stopped spending on him until he became so poor, but not once did he doubt that what he was doing was right. For us, like I said, we have to think, really and truly is our business deal more important than what is right or wrong than what Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam brought? If that is the case Allah says in Canada Oh, como, como como como. Como ashira to come, Mr. Luna tatara to Mojave Jara to talk Shona Casa de la masakazu, Tarragona la camino de la he wore a Sunni what you heard him FISA Bailey, Fatah Basu, hottie Allahu
Allah hula delcom Alpha seeking Allah says, say, O Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam tell them if your fathers and your children and your brothers and your family members and your business deals that you are fearing to lose, and everything else, a whole list of things made mention of if all those things are more love to you then align his or siouxland struggling in the path of what is right and correct and justice. Then hang on for a while. We will give you a little bit of time. Then you see what we will do to you. Our command and instruction will come and Allah says womma morona illa wide column hayneville pasa Allah says our instruction when it comes it's one quick command, like the blink of
an eye, destroyed. Out gone. We gave you a chance we gave you time, but you prefer something over what you knew was right.
from among the companions who panela those who heard the Quran few verses they crumbled. From that day on they became known as May Allah be pleased with them or their loved one. It was up to today, it's an insult to say the name of
Allah and who without seeing that term. robiola know why he was not a Muslim before he had the harm. He had intended to harm Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and he had harmed some others.
But when he crumbled, and he made Toba and his heart was correct to receive. And what happened with that heart? It was very hard, initially very hard. It was very far. But he went up, he beat his own sister, and he saw the blood. And it is reported by even a sham that when he saw that blood, that's when he got soft, because he says, Hey, this is my sister, what am I doing? What am I doing something softened him but sometimes with us, nothing softens. As we see one thing after another, we know this is punishment. We know this is a loss. We know we are struggling with this matter, and that matter and health matters and whatever other matters all in a row. But still we haven't even
turned to what we know is right. Why because we fear we fear if we fear then we belong to the same group
that those who feared that time belonged. They lost some of them actually feared so much. They lost the dean in totality, Abuja. What was he who was he? Who may have been a fella Who was he? He was an enemy of Islam outright, Abu lahab, who was he an enemy of Islam, they were given a gift of being in the company of Mohammed Salah salam, but they did not realize the gift until it was too late. Sometimes we are gifted, we have so many things in our midst, we have so many reminders. We have so many beautiful opportunities, but we don't turn we don't turn then where do we belong? Then we want to talk about Sahaba the Allahu companions? What was the Who were these companions? Why did they
become companions? How are they known as companions? Sahaba they did something. If we want to be companions in the Hereafter, we've got to follow suit. We've also got to surrender. When the Prophet Mohammed Salah Salaam said anything, anything, immediately without even blinking and batting an eyelid. They actually surrendered. They heard it. They followed it, they obeyed it.
they obeyed it. May Allah make a strong May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us. So when we hear the stories of the Sahaba, the lavon. These were not just heroes and heroines of today. These were the real superstars of Islam, the Eman you have the agenda that you are going to go to an AI in sha Allah, it will have come to us because of the effort of those people. take it seriously. take it serious, listen to their lives. Listen to what they went through. try and emulate try and understand why how if we want to show appreciation even a little bit we need to try and emulate and follow, try and show a bit of important meaning give importance to it. So my beloved brothers what we will
notice is from among those who were fearful
some they didn't believe outright what what happened to them they lost. How much money did a Buddha have a lot how much did a Buddha have has? A Buddha had so much money that Allah says in the Quran, Marina and Houma Lu la casa, Allah had to mention it in the Quran. He had a lot of money people thought when he dies, perhaps
his money will help him. Allah says his money and whatever he earned as a result of what he did will not help him. It won't help him at all. So this goes to show today, those who are wealthy at that time, they are mentioned Yes, but they are mentioned in a negative way, a bad way. They're mentioned in a bad way. When we talk of Abu lahab, Abu Jamal and those others we don't ever say don't be alone. I understand that a lot because they are not. Some people actually say Mandela's kiss beyond them. They wouldn't be wrong to say that Allah says but yet Abdullah bin, Allah has Krysta Bula himself in the Quran.
Then they were those who surrendered as I said, may Allah make us from among those who surrender so that we can actually be companions of the Prophet SAW Allah in the hereafter. When you try and follow his example you will be resurrected with him. When you love him truly, not just by your tongue. The Love is to do with following Yes, we are human being we falter. We make mistakes, but we engage in Toba, we go back to the path, we go back to the straight path inshallah. And what will happen we be resurrected with Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, people will wonder how well this man tried his best, this woman tried her best. And that's why look today they are resurrected, we we were
unable to be Sahaba. But we can try our best to become so in the hereafter. Allah Morocco Muhammad, the prophet SAW Selim says, a man will be with whom he loves in the hereafter. And that love is not the love that we know in this world. It is actually the love of following. You love Allah and His soul, and you love the highest and you love those who are really decent, you will be resurrected with them, even the friendship we keep in the dunya. Today, we need to ask ourselves, am I ready to be resurrected with these people? If it is the case, maintain it and work on it as hard as you can.
If you are if you would consider it an honor to be resurrected with certain people, befriend them, because that is what the prophets Allah Sallam said.
But if you do not want to be resurrected with some don't befriend them, or make it clear to them that you know what this is wrong and that is wrong and this is wrong, etc. There was a third category of people, Allah speaks about in the Quran, those who showed that they were Sahaba. But they were not Sahaba the likes of Abdullah hypnobabies, saloon and the cronies, the hypocrites What happened to them? They thought, you know, we're going to lose, but now we are going to lose if we accept in that those who are disbelievers will stop dealing with us. And if we reject it, then those who are believers may stop dealing with us. So the best thing to do is to sit on the fence. We will
say we are believers but when we go back to those people say listen, we are not really believers. We are just playing the fool. What is Allah? Allah Deena hamanaka llaman what is our fellow Elijah, Athenian Galena, Morocco, when they are with the believers, they say we are with you. But when they go back to their shouting to the disbelievers, they say Don't worry, we are with you. So who are you with no one, so can Allah Allah says those are the hypocrites in the Luna 15 feeder kill us Philomena now the hypocrites they are neither the Kufa no other Sahaba they are the worst, they will have the worst punishment in hellfire. They didn't even have the courage to stand up for what was
right. So pan Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson. So my beloved brothers, let's understand one thing very clear. Yes, we do go through the lives of the Sahaba the Allahu anhu. But we need to know why we do that. What, what is so important about them, not just that, Oh, these were companions of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam so it's okay who was Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he was the one who endured because of us. law he we are sitting here today because he endured, he struggled, he strove, the instruction of Allah was fulfilled, and the companions were chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala. to surrender to the hokum and the command of Allah. At any given time. Whenever it came,
midnight it came, they went, on one occasion the Prophet sallallahu Sallam after a certain war, certain battle, he instructed his companions because jabril alayhi salatu wa sallam came to him telling him, you have put your weapons down, but the angels have not yet put their weapons down. Immediately. He says la Usonian, hado como la la la la, la la. None of you should read Salatu Lhasa until you get to know coryza. Allah He has reported that the Sahaba de la No, they did not ask him another question. They just went straight to blu ray. I think if it was in our time, we would say but why just I don't mind going but explain to me why. I just need to know what's the story here. By
that question, that is why we are not Sahaba I hope we get the point. That is why we are not Sahaba people say well you know interest is haram. But you know I you know, it's it's a little bit tricky, you know, it's a little bit tough. Well, if Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was here, would you tell him the same thing? That is tricky and it's tough. Well, that's why
When not Sahaba, Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive us, when he make it easy for us, we are going through tough times. But don't give up your day. Don't give up your values, your Islamic morals, your your teachings of Islam, the basics, the principles of Islam, don't give them up. Because I tell you, if we give them up, we will gain in the dunya. But we have lost the whole of the Africa. And even that gain in the dunya will be without Baraka. The examples I've given you people who had a lot of wealth, it did not help them look at our own look around. They had so much of wealth, did it help them, Allah says their wealth did not help them.
The number of children they had did not help him, they did help them, my beloved brothers. This is why we go through the lives of the companions. And this is why every one of us should strive to become a companion of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam in the era. Let's give up our bad ways and habits myself included. And let's all turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala insha Allah in this way, when we hear the stories of the companions, we will be motivated, we will be listening we will be wanting to we will be appreciative we'll be making dua for the mela Grantham, Jenna to fill those. And similarly, we would understand why we should appreciate those who have worked hard to get us where we are
today, in terms of religion.
I'm going to end on that note, I want to repeat it once again. This is why if we understand what the companions are all about and who exactly they were, and why it is that we are instructed to say may Allah be pleased with them. If we understand that correctly, we will be able to appreciate the entire chain of people, those who taught us for those who worked hard on us, those who motivated us to do good, those who are good company, those who have taught us the deen those whom Allah has chosen to to help change our lives after we were in the darkness. When we appreciate that truly, we would really be from among those whose hearts are clean and good. May Allah subhanho wa Taala
cleanse us all in May He grant us genda to feel those Abou kolyada sallallahu wasallam obala karlen Amina Muhammad Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen