Echoes of Enlightenment – Time of Prophet Adam
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Salam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu
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my beloved brothers and sisters. The echoes of enlightenment
is a theme chosen for this beautiful tour of Kenya. The first of the lectures being this one in the Jamia masjid, which is the biggest Masjid Alhamdulillah
with the most beautiful faces and most handsome youngsters, looking at me right now, when I see the smile, I don't know if the light is coming from there or from the teeth.
Nonetheless, there is enlightenment that we receive in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala if you would like enlightenment in your life, please connect to the house of Allah.
Raju loon Kal boo Allah calm Bill massage Ed, one of the seven who will be granted the shade on the Day of Qiyamah is a person whose heart is connected to the house of Allah. It will help you you will have good habits you will eradicate your bad habits. You won't have the time to commit immorality and evil. You will be conscious of Allah you will be repenting to Allah. Imagine the Enlightenment you are achieving just by connecting to the house of Allah. And if you are a distance from the house of Allah, or if you are a female, for whom it is not an obligation to come to the house of Allah, you will achieve a similar reward by connecting with salah, one Salah to the next salah, or to the
next salah the concern of it is a huge enlightenment. But I would like to tell you that from the very beginning,
the creation of Adam Alayhis Salam, Allah would never ever leave men without enlightening him. The echoes of that enlightenment come up to today and shall continue right up to the day of piano. What does Allah want from you and die? What is the most powerful statement? It has to be a statement of enlightenment that every prophet was asked to repeat. If there is something that every single prophet was asked to say to his people, I need to know it. Imagine who gave the statement. It is Allah, His Word. So there has to be something when he says, We will send you prophet after prophet with some message. Allah says in the Quran for him, Maya tn
mini Houda virmani Dabur and who Daya Fela COVID-19 him more la mia Zion. Whenever guidance comes to you from me, Allah says so whoever will follow that guidance to things I guarantee for that person.
Law how often Allah him Wallah, whomever has unknown, no fear upon that person. And they will not be sad not be sad in this world and not be sad in the hereafter. In other words, they will achieve contentment. This means if I follow the guidance of Allah, the enlightenment, I will always be content no matter what happens in my life, when I get something Alhamdulillah when I lose something Alhamdulillah when I am elevated Alhamdulillah I am not arrogant when I'm dropped Alhamdulillah I am not depressed. I will adjust because Allah Almighty is in control. So what is it? What is this Buddha? Let's go back to the same Quran.
And we believe in the Quran, 114 sutras from Surah Al Fatiha right to Surah to nurse all of them. We believe in them we adopt them we understand them we will memorize them. When we are connected to them we will achieve the greatest closeness to Allah Almighty. Come man to Allah man Quran Allah Allah Allah who the best from amongst you are those who learn the Quran and teach it anything and everything connected to the Quran. You need to be involved May Allah Almighty grant us ease.
So Allah says, one out of a sudden
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La ilaha illa and fr abodo Hoan. That is the enlightenment. We have never sent a messenger before you Oh Mohamed Salah Salem, except that we instructed him something
to tell his people La ilaha illa Ana Abu Duni, Allah says, I told them to tell their people there is none worthy of worship besides me. So worship Me, which means worship Allah.
So Allah wants us to worship Him alone. That's all. That is the core enlightenment. That is the message that every single prophet brought. Adam Alayhis Salam, he had children.
Some narration say he had 40 children.
And some durations. Take it a little bit this way that way, but the most correct from what we have learned from ethnic cathedra and albida, what Neha, where he says, Hawa Alayhis Salam gave birth 20 times, each time there was a male and female twins.
And the law at the time was very different from what it is now.
You we have today something called a Muharram. A Muharram is a person very closely related to you whom you are not allowed to marry. Closely really your child, right? Your grandchild, your sibling, your uncle and aunt, you can't marry them too close. At that time, there was permissibility to marry someone born from another womb.
Another gestation period, but not with you. So whoever was born with you say you are the twin. So the two boys and girl the two of you cannot marry but someone born separately. They the one from here would be allowed to marry one from here that was at the beginning. If you sit and you think about how it is, it's just unique. It's from Allah. Nonetheless, Adam Alayhis Salam warned his own children about worshipping Allah alone. Sheath alayhi salam who came thereafter warned his people and his cousins
to worship Allah alone.
No Hala is Salam spent 950 years. What was he telling his people?
He says Worship Allah alone.
While Okada arrow sadhana Han Isla call me he told me, Allah Muhammad Allah can mean Isla Engel Euro Hello Akbar. We sent no to his people. No, what did he say? Oh my people don't worship anyone besides Allah. You don't have a lord besides your maker. You can only worship the one who made you That's it. What about the others? Let's all of them Allah says.
They all told their people one by one or Buddha Allah My Allah Camila hinda Euro who have Allah the Quran, Allah tacky Loon The Quran has so many verses worship Allah, the one who made you. That's why as a Muslim, what is unique about Islam? What is this beautiful enlightenment that is drawing people closer and closer towards the deen of Allah and letting them come in droves? The deen of Allah. It is the connection that you and I are taught to have between you and the one who made you.
Allah says Alhamdulillah Hera, Bill Allah meaning in the first Surah of the Quran, and the first verse, those who say Bismillah is the verse they will say it's the second verse, but it's the first verse besides the Bismillah. Even if you look at the Bismillah, you have Bismillah AR Rahman AR Rahim, you have in the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, the Most Merciful, in a
all encompassing way and the Most Merciful in a specialized way. But when you say Alhamdulillah here, be Allah, Allah mean, Rob is referring to the one in absolute control of everything in existence, Rob Boone, He created you, He feeds you, He gives you drink, he sustains you, he cherishes you, He provides for you, he kills you when you are ill, and he has absolute control of everything. All of this together is Rob boon. So when I say All praise is due to rob boon, it is definitely due to rob boon. It's common logic. All praise can only be due to some deity who made me That's it. It cannot be due in an holistic way to anyone or anything else.
When I'm praising you as a human Wallah, here, I'm only praising some certain aspect
Between you and I, but when there is Al hamdu all praise Allah He is only for the one who made me and made you. That's it.
All praise is only for Allah, Allah.
And why, why? Why does he deserve two things I want to talk about quickly. Why does he deserve to be praised? Why he? Well, because he made me because he's in control because he provides for me. I am here on earth, and every human and every creature is on earth, not because they wanted to be here. Not a single creature is here. By their choice you as big as you might be as wealthy as you might be as powerful as you might be Wallah, he, you did not have a choice to come on earth. You were put here by someone don't lie.
Who from amongst you is here? Because they wanted to come here? Not one. Which animal is here? Because it wanted to be here? No, not even one who put you here. Whoever put me here and hung do is for him. All praises for him alone. Allah He put me here and bigger than him putting you here is the fact that he's going to take you back without your choice.
When Allah He,
He put you here.
And now you found yourself here you have no option or son of Adam, you have no option but to worship him. Don't lie to yourself that you have an option because you your very existence was without an option. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.
You see, your existence was without an option. Your departure shall also be without an option. Look, as you grow old Allah says, our LM No.
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kumin common thing, those who lost their way, they will be asked Did we not give you life enough? Was your life not long enough? For the one who wanted to take heat to take heat? Didn't we give you so many examples in your life, that you need to come to us? You need to worship us. You need to change your life. You need to start doing the right things and you know what they are? You need to start coming closer to us did we not give you enough life and do not come to you? So who is the Warner?
Ultimately the Warner Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a warner. Allah says
Kashia, hidden Bashira
right? Allah sent him as a witness as a bit of good news. And Allah says, When are the Euro Allah sent him as a warning to what Ian Elam Allah he'd be evening was Jim Mooney
calling towards Allah by His permission,
and the shining bright light Subhanallah and to give good news to the believers, that Allah has prepared for you something amazing.
So the Warner, he came to warn you to remind you please worship Allah alone, I told you, that is the biggest enlightenment and the echo of it is loud and it will continue forever. Worship Allah alone, worship your maker alone. He's the only one worthy of worship, worship the one whom you are going to return to I remember speaking to a group of people who are non Muslim who were asking me tell us about worship. You always say concept of God who didn't Islam is powerful. What about it? So I said, Do you know if I were to say, Oh, you who made me You are the greatest? Do you agree? They said yes. Oh, you who is going to take me away the day you take me away? Have mercy on me. Do you agree? They
said yes. Oh, you whom I'm going to return to when I returned to you give me goodness. Do you agree? They said yes.
Oh, you who is in absolute control of entire existence. You are the greatest I worship you alone. Do you agree?
They were quiet for a while. I said come on. Do you not agree that the one who deserves my worship I put my head on the ground. Imagine putting your head on the ground, putting your head no matter who you are on the floor? Only for the one who is in control of entire creation? Wallahi I will do it only for him. Only for him no one else.
I promised you they had to agree to say yes only for him. So who is he?
He's the worshipped one as Lou. So who is the worshipped one? He calls himself allah in Hebrew Elohim Aloha, you find the Jewish people the concept of godhood. They also believe in one God one, the maker alone. Elohim aloha in Arabic, it's Allah the name he chose for himself. But the concept of Tawheed in Islam is the most powerful concept because Islam tells you hold it so close to you, and be very, very protective over it, because that is the biggest echo and it is the biggest enlightenment, everything else will come around it, but itself needs to be there in tact. May Allah grant us the sweetness of worshiping Him alone.
My brothers, my sisters, the term Naveen in that verse where Allah says, Did the woman not come to you? Do you know what it includes? In the books of Tafseer it includes your age.
When I'm young, nothing is painting. I'm running around like this like that. If I get hurt in one day, it's already better.
When you are small,
if they do a procedure in a few days, you're already running around and you're okay. When you grow a little bit older. What happens? Your bones begin to ache.
Allah says uneven, your hair becomes gray.
Your back begins to cave in a little bit. You need a stick.
It's normal. It's okay. Allah loves you. If all of those things brought you closer to Allah good news to you. You will go to Jana tool photos. Carly Deen IV Hassoun at Mustafa. Oh, oh.
Allah says you will be there forever and ever. What a beautiful place. Allah prepared for you don't be ashamed. Don't be sad like how often Allah him Wallah whom you are known. No fear, no sadness at all. No need. Why did you not try? Did you do Toba? Did you ask Allah forgiveness? Yes, you are in a good place inshallah.
You asked Allah forgiveness, you are in a good place. Someone came to me one day, an elderly man and it's a true story. He said, You know what? I am old. And losing hope shaytan keeps coming to me to tell me Allah did not forgive you. I heard you say that. Don't allow Shaitan to come and make you think you are not forgiven because that's one of the traps of Allah. Sometimes to think Allah did not forgive you is worse than the sin you committed. Because now you are doubting one of the names and qualities of Allah which is worse.
If someone committed adultery, it's a major sin. Someone was drinking alcohol, intoxicants, drugs, gambling, whatever, you know the list of major sins. If someone did those there are major sins
but they know Allah, I will ask Him forgiveness while I am asking him he is Rahman Rahim. And he says Lata cannot who do not lose hope for Yahweh Rahmatullahi
in the Mercy of Allah,
La Turkana to me Rahmatullah in Allah. Hi, Jamie. And so if they lost hope, what are they doing? They're insulting Allah. Don't lose hope. So the uncle tells me, tell me something that will come my heart. I told him uncle, the fact that you asked Allah's forgiveness. He has wiped that sin. When we repeat, Oh ALLAH forgive me. It's only because we are more embarrassed not because we are doubting Allah's mercy. When you repeat Oh Allah, forgive me, forgive me. What I did was bad. He elevates your status higher but the sun was wiped out the first time that you sought the forgiveness of Allah. This is what we are taught. Don't lose hope in the Mercy of Allah. Adam Alayhis Salam came in
and wallah, he his entire existence was a lesson on those lines. Let me prove it to you. When he was made, he was not born, he was created.
Adam Alayhis Salam, the only creature the only human being should I say, the only human being he was made. Allah blew the soul in him. And he came to life in a certain way. But he was already told big and Allah says, I love
We taught him the names of everything. So when he opened his eyes, he already knew everything.
Today they say technology is advanced. One brother told me a day will come they will put a chip in your ear when you are born and you will start talking. I said, No, no, no, no, it can't be that far. That's a little bit much. They said don't
On don't misjudge and misunderstand it can happen. They now have chips inside to read your mind you know that. May Allah forgive us.
I still tell them no you can't read my mind not mine. They say we have a lie detector I said to Allah He these lie detectors they're liars.
May Allah grant us is the point I am raising is when Adam Alayhis Salam was created by Allah.
Allah created him way. Where was he? Where was he?
A place known as the garden. The garden Jana, a place known as Jana. The scholars have spoken about which Jana it was. I'm not going to go into the debate. We call it Jana tulip tila. It was a certain Jana a certain paradise that Allah made for him to do what he wanted to do because the Jana to hold and the Jana that is everlasting, that we are going to go in there was nothing haram in it at all. But this particular place, Allah made one thing haram, Allah told him, Adam, you and your spouse Hawa Hawa came after a certain time, Allah says you know what, for Kula mean
to eat what you want to do what you like, this is Jana enjoy. Allah says, Allah takakkaw. He shuddered. Just one thing. Don't do this three. Don't go close to it. That's all. What did he do?
What did he do? The exact thing Allah told him not to do he did it. La ilaha illa Allah, have you ever thought of that? Who was this? My grandfather? Your grandfather?
What did he do? Allah spoke to him and told him Adam, enjoy. Only this tree don't go near. There were millions of other things to do. But he went to the tree and he ate from it. Do you not realize that Allah wanted to teach us a lesson Oh, man, you are a human, you might falter but regretted the sign that you regret. Or the fact that you regret your sin is a sign that you fear Allah, you are conscious of him, you are worried about your relation with Allah and as you grow older,
you realize I have no option but to make peace with Allah because I know I'm going to go back. I cannot remain here forever. You realize it. I met a brother long back. He became a Muslim, but at one stage, he was atheistic.
He said, No, no, no, no, you you guys, you are very bad. And I said, why? He said because you do. People to hell, you say you will end to hell. I said, what about you said I'm a theist? I don't believe. So why are you worried? Good question. If you don't believe in heaven, and hell, you do believe in it, because you're worried about it. But you are lying to yourself. I don't believe if you don't believe you won't be worried what I say anyone who's worried about a Muslim saying that you are in heaven or hell, they believe in Islam and in Jana and jahannam. That's why deep down low key. They believe in that. Why are you worried about what I believe? Whether you are going to heaven
or hell, I believe, if a person of a different faith says But why do you say we are going to hell? Do you believe in my faith? You actually do. That's why you are worried what I say? Are you following what I'm saying? My brothers and sisters, look at how powerful the message is. People don't realize they are worried about their own place where they're going. They're listening carefully to what is being said.
Adam Alayhis Salam, as soon as he ate from that tree.
Immediately he says so what I did was bad. What I did was wrong. That's what Allah wants from all of us. Allah says don't commit sin. But if you fall in it because you are a human being immediately say, Oh Allah, what I did was bad. Rabbana Viola
husana We're in our villa Anna. What total Hannah Lerner Coonan Mina Lucas Jean, oh our Lord, we wronged ourselves what we did was bad. What we did was bad. And if you don't forgive us, and if you don't have mercy on us, we will be the losers. Allah says We forgive you. Oh, Adam, forgive you. Now go on to the earth. And you will actually live there.
We will continue to send your progeny reminders. What are those reminders? The echo of the same message of enlightenment?
What is it to worship Allah alone
and we will change from time to time what is known as rules and regulations of the Shara. But we will never ever change the belief and the Aqeedah.
All the prophets they believe they came to their people to tell them worship Allah alone.
We believe in the last day of accounts, we believe in the resurrection. We believe in if they were previous prophets, the previous prophets, the previous books, and so on. What do we say? Amen to biller Hema Mala Iike T Roku to be heroes surely he will you will welcome the retiree he was sharing him in Allah while birth battle mode.
We believe in all of those six elements of Eman. All the prophets came with the same but how they prayed was a little bit different from one to the other. But who did they pray to? Only Allah?
What was Halal haram? Sometimes it changed with the changing of time we follow the final Sherif haram haram pork no alcohol, no something that is not permissible because it's not been slaughtered in a proper way. No, etc. We ask Allah to grant us goodness. So my brothers and sisters.
The uncle was asking me the question that I told you, when I finished to tell him have hope in the Mercy of Allah. Think good about Allah. Don't think bad. Don't think he's going to destroy me. He's going to punish me. He didn't accept my Toba. He didn't know. Don't insult Allah. Allah says oh son of Adam. I will treat you the way you perceive me and then the abitibi.
So perceive Allah to be someone good and kind. Are you trying? Yes, you are then Alhamdulillah you are trying. But when you are not trying you ought to be worried. Because as much as old age and gray hair is under the law, Allah says we sent you the Warner we told you we were showing you that you are coming closer to us. Many people die before that time. Do you not agree? How many young people suddenly heart attack did suddenly motor vehicle accident Did something else happen to dead? What happened to them then the deer was not really there in that sense.
But Allah sent Nigeria in another way.
So this is why we say my brothers my sisters. Be very possessive over your deen and be happy you're a believer. No need to be shy.
Everyone who is on the straight path will face some form of challenge. When you don't want to do things that are connected to whims and fancies. People will tell you I don't be too hard. You don't want to come to the club with us. This guy is being too hard. It's okay. I don't need to come to the club. What will you do? Wallahi I will stand in Salah to tahajjud rather than go to the club.
Wallah. Yes fun is permissible in Islam for as long as it is clean. I can go and enjoy my rally motor vehicle I will race I will do my motorbike I will go and fish I will go and run I will go into horse riding I will go and do whatever. There's so many different ways of doing things. So many sports activities they are permissible for as long as you don't allow them to overtake your prayers and your duties Unto Allah. You can be a footballer you can be a cricketer, you can be so so for as long as they don't make you compromise your duty Unto Allah. It's okay. But the minute that fun becomes fun that is displeasing to Allah. It's not fun anymore and it's not even funny.
It becomes that which might result in your destruction.
People say come on we just having fun. They call it social, social. Social. What social drinking. Have you heard that before? Say Do you drink he says only socially. What do you mean only socially? Just say yes. Stop Viola.
Social. Do you smoke? Social?
Do you do read? He says it's okay. We have a plantation that Oh, I started with Allah. What did you just say? You have a water do they say no. We need it fresh. What do you mean fresh? La hawla. Wala Quwata illa biLlah. The world is changing. If it if it is legalized in some nations, it doesn't mean it's legalized in Islam. Alcohol is legal in so many nations. Does it mean it's legal in Islam? No. So people say but it's legal what is legal they say but it's legal cannabis. I say cannabis legal or not legal in the nation in Islam. It's not permissible. May Allah Almighty grant a strength. Your body is an Amana. When you die. You have to give it back to Allah. Give it back in a good way. Keep
it nicely keep it properly. And Allah will grant you is.
I know my time is up.
But I tell you, I don't feel like leaving this position.
Again, because I see so many handsome faces here. Just looking at me smiling and happy Wallahi I'm equally happy. I see all the way as I was walking in. I would love to greet everyone. But, you know, there are two things about it. It's not humanly possible. And secondly,
it doesn't mean that if you touch my hand, you're going to go to Jana. No, no, no. Doesn't mean that does
doesn't mean so we love each other for the sake of Allah we will protect each other we will serve each other for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa taala to come together and we will spread goodness and we will really try our best to be the best of human beings worshipping Allah alone following the Sunnah of Rasulullah Salam so that the echoes of enlightenment can beam even through our efforts. I spoke a little bit about Adam alayhis salaam today, as the days continue, I want to draw on other prophets of Allah subhanahu wa taala and how the echo continued through the generations and for us to see it was all the same. May Allah Almighty bless you all Akoko Leha also Allahu Allah Nabina