Channel: Mufti Menk
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Alhamdulillah I would like to go through one aspect of the life of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and I want it to be a means of inspiration for us all myself included.
It is called waiting for the turning point in others.
What does that mean? It's something amazing. Waiting for the turning point in others is part of the sooner of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Okay, in his case, it was waiting for the turning point in others in our case, because we are not prophets of Allah. It is a turning point within us as well. And for that we should not be waiting.
But for others. We are patient, we should continue. We should be dedicated. We should have hope we should pray for them. That's the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. What did he do when he saw Abu Jamal Abu Jihad was the biggest enemy of Islam. He continued making dua for him. He continued trying with him, he was kind to him. Although Abu Jamal was cruel to him, he continued having hope. He continued in so many good things regarding Abu Jamal and he always felt that definitely this man is going to come if Allah wills to the deal, so much so the time when Omar Katara, the Allahu anhu, who was much younger than the prophet SAW Selim, 13 years younger than the Prophet sallallahu
sallam, he was a strong man feared loud
intolerance. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to make dua for him, as well as Abu Jamal. In the same sentence, he has said Allahumma is Al Islam a bit ahead in Oman. Before I translate that, let me tell you something, when you see a person who's powerful in authority, who's got a lot of clout, and they are not Muslim, or they're using their energy in a destructive way, and you keep on having hope that, you know, if this energy can be used in the right direction, it will definitely do a great service to Islam and the Muslim in this person has potential. We're not looking at the evil that's coming from them. We're looking at the potential, the strength, the dedication with which
they using these energies in a wrong way. And we are saying, if it can be channeled in the correct way, Subhanallah it would be amazing because this person effortlessly goes and makes people's lives difficult. Imagine if they had to be effortlessly going to make people's lives easy, how brilliant it would be, that is heavenly, that is prophetic. It's amazing. He had hope. And he kept on saying Oh Allah, and this is the translation of that grant strength to Islam. Through the acceptance of Islam of one of the two Omar's one was known as a sham. That was the proper name of Abu jihad. And one was Omar Abdul hapa the man we know the Allah and later to be known as, so he kept making this
up, and he kept asking, and he asked Allah subhanho wa Taala Do you know why he was waiting for the turning point in them, waiting for it, he knew it would come when Allah wills if Allah wills, but for him, he knows his duty was to convey the message, keep on being kind, be the best person continue having hope. They will come one day. And they came. One of them came amargosa Fabiola. And the day he came, there was strength granted to Islam, the man used his energy. He used his
reputation in society. He used the authority that he had to a certain extent, in the right direction because he says as soon as he accepted Islam, Allah Allah have we not on the straight path? And the Prophet sallahu wa sallam says, Yes, we are indeed we are. Why should we fear people? Let's fulfill Salah in public. let's engage in our prayer in public, why should we Why should we be worried about these people have courage that they may harm us they may do this, they may do that they can do nothing. I am their allies there.
So they had these two rows of people. One was led by Hamza bin Abdullah Taliban, the other was led by Omar blah, blah, and they marched in full view of the people of Quraysh. To the harem to Mecca for the first time they read Salah in congregation. At that time, Salah was not yet compulsory, it was still a voluntary act of worship. And they went forth and they engaged in Salah, the Salah that was given in Mirage was that Salah, which was now compulsory, and that's when it became five times five times a day. That is later on but earlier it was voluntary. It was only two units and it was voluntary.
So they got to the Kaaba, they got to the front and they read Salah. Openly they read Salah. Clearly they used to face Jerusalem at the time. It's something unique but the point being raised these Omar Abu khattala, who was really a man whom Allah used in order to strengthen the deen and from this It teaches us never lose hope in people never ever, no matter who they are your children
Your friends, the drunkard the one in the clubs, the one on drugs, the one who has the worst qualities. keep on praying. keep on trying. Keep on having hope. Keep on being kind and keep on explaining the truth continuing to explain the truth in a beautiful manner.